The B-Movies Podcast #206: Your Mother’s Cookies

• January 23rd, 2015

While William "Bibbs" Bibbiani galavants willy-nilly around Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival - and while co-host of the Linoleum Knife podcast, Mr, Alonso Duralde does the same - we have decided to engage in a little Orange County swingers' party partner swap. As such, the other co-host of Linoleum Knife, Mr. Dave White (of Movies.com) joins Witney Seibold on this week's episode of The B-Movies Podcast! And, just to sweeten the deal, and to make things all the more professional, the two gentlemen will be joined by Christy Lemire of RogerEbert.com and ChristyLemire.com

The three of them hunker down with tea and cookies to discuss the latest movie news (Dave doesn't care), and the oddball details in The Boy Next Door, a film with a surprising amount of pastry. They also review the not-at-all-very-good Mortdecai, the even worse Strange Magic, and the Birdman also-ran The Humbling

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Special Guest: Kevin MacDonald

• January 19th, 2015

Nazi gold and submarines await you on a very special bonus episode of The B-Movies Podcast! This week, we are joined by our first-ever Academy Award-winning guest (after in-depth interviews with nominees Phil Alden Robinson and Dan Gilroy). Kevin MacDonald won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2000 for One Day in September, and he's coming back to theaters this weekend with Black Sea, a new thriller starring Jude Law (Hugo) as a submarine captain enlisted to salvage a shipment of gold that was lost during World War II.

Ever wanted to know how it smells on a submarine? Or where Oscar winners keep their Oscar? You'll find out in this bonus episode, and also learn more about Kevin MacDonald's upcoming Elvis Presley biopic Last Train to Memphis, and the great submarine movies that inspired Black Sea (and at least one that Kevin MacDonald had never heard of).

Is Down Periscope the best submarine movie ever? You'll find out on The B-Movies Podcast Presents: Kevin MacDonald! Follow us on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold, and subscribe for free on iTunes for more free weekly news, reviews, commentary tracks and exclusive interviews! (And hey, Black Sea opens this weekend! You should totally see that!)

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Ep. 205 - Did You Mean Meryl Streep?

• January 16th, 2015

The Oscar nominations have been announced, and ugh... this year. This week on The B-Movies Podcast, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold disseminate the most boring Oscar nominations in a long time, and wonder how why so many white people felt the need to reward each other at the expense of others at the Academy Awards. And how the hell did Meryl Streep get nominated for the umpteenth time? Do the online ballots just autocomplete her name?


Also on this week's B-Movies Podcast, Bibbs and Witney review the new releases BlackhatPaddington and The Wedding Ringer. Witney doesn't seem to like anything this week. Is he right about everything or is Bibbs just not being cynical for once?


Who went on a blood quest to taxidermy this week? You'll find out on The B-Movies Podcast #205: Did You Mean Meryl Streep? Follow the show on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold, and don't forget to subscribe for free on iTunes for weekly movie news, reviews, exclusive interviews and - of course - whatnot.

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Ep. 204 - Mack Luhan, P.I.

• January 9th, 2015

Take take take! Take take take! Taken 3 gets reviewed this week on The B-Movies Podcast! Your hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold, legendary fans of the original Taken, are sadly forced to rip this threequel a new one, but they do so with extreme prejudice. They're also reviewing The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death and the new sci-fi thriller Predestination in an all-new, all-brilliant episode of the best damn podcast ever ever ever ever ever. (Ever!)


Also this week, The Totoro Hat of Doom makes a triumphant return! And it brings with it a whole slew of movie news and whatnot: the Ant-Man trailer, Scarlett Johansson becomes The Ghost in the Shell, the long-awaited release of David O. Russell's Accidental Love (formerly Nailed), Michael Keaton vs. King Kong, more of the :60 Seconds Game and Bibbs and Witney's picks for what should, and should never, be nominated for the 2015 Academy Awards.


Why did Ed Harris chain himself to a swamp? You'll find out (kind of) in The B-Movies Podcast #204: McLuhan, P.I.! Follow us on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. Subscribe to the show for free on iTunes to get weekly movie news, reviews and bonus episodes featuring commentary tracks and exclusive interviews with actors, filmmakers and more!

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Ep. 203 - Worst Movies of 2014

• January 2nd, 2015

If 2014 seemed like a particularly good year for movies, that means you only watched half of them. This week on The B-Movies Podcast, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold reveal the OTHER films that came out over the last 365 days, the ones that made them want to gouge their eyes out and pour lemon juice in the sockets. Listen in horror as the relive the most miserable experiences of the year, a.k.a. The Worst Movies of 2014.

 

What god awful movies made both of their lists? Which films only damaged the souls of one of our intrepid critics? What was the most disappointing blockbuster of 2014? Which of the worst movies of 2014 are completely inexcusable? How much misery can two film critics take over the course of the single year? And of all the worst movies of 2014, which film was the worstest?

 

You'll find out on The B-Movies Podcast #203: The Worst Movies of 2014! Follow us on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. Subscribe to the show for free on iTunes to get weekly movie news, reviews and bonus episodes featuring commentary tracks and exclusive interviews with actors, filmmakers and more!

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Ep. 202 - Best Movies of 2014

• December 25th, 2014

We've reviewed hundreds of movies this year on The B-Movies Podcast, and now it's time to separate the wheat from the chaff. This week on a very special episode, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are finally revealing their picks for The Best Movies of 2014, and debating the hell out of them.

 

So which films made their list? Which films made both lists? Which critically-acclaimed film do they completely disagree about? What unexpected films do they declare the best animated film of 2014, the best action movie of 2014, and the most entertaining movie of 2014? And what's the one film that blew practically every other movie away this year, that no one - not even most of the critics - seems to even know about?

 

You'll find out on The B-Movies Podcast #202: The Best Movies of 2014! Follow us on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. Subscribe to the show for free on iTunes to get weekly movie news, reviews and bonus episodes featuring commentary tracks and exclusive interviews with actors, filmmakers and more!

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Star Wars Holiday Special Commentary Track

• December 21st, 2014

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars did a holiday special. It was the worst idea in the history of the franchise, often called the worst Christmas special ever made, and sometimes called the worst thing ever produced by the human race. It is "The Star Wars Holiday Special," and it's been buried by George Lucas, never officially released in any format. But that won't stop William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold from recording a free downloadable commentary track to "The Star Wars Holiday Special" on The B-Movies Podcast.

Bibbs, Witney and Christmas movie expert Alonso Duralde of The Wrap and Linoleum Knife (the author of the indispensable holiday tome Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas) all strap in to explain exactly how "The Star Wars Holiday Special" came into existence and what happened to the poor bastards involved. There will be pain.

Also on this very special Christmas episode, Bibbs, Witney and Alonso reveal their favorite Christmas specials, Christmas episodes of popular shows and their picks for the best A Christmas Carol movie ever made. And yes, it opens with a singalong. 

Follow the show on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold, and follow Alonso Duralde at @ADuralde. And don't forget to subscribe on iTunes for free weekly movie news, reviews, exclusive interviews and more downloadable commentary tracks!

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Episode 201 - Ghosts of Gwar

• December 19th, 2014

The Interview may not be coming out - ever, apparently - but we're reviewing it anyway on this week's episode of The B-Movies Podcast. Is The Interview really worth all the trouble? Will it live up to all this hype when audiences finally get the chance to see it? Your hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold give you the real story.

But wait! There's more! Bibbs and Witney are also reviewing EVERY SINGLE MOVIE coming out for the rest of 2014 in this all-new episode. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesAnnieMr. TurnerTop FiveThe GamblerSong of the SeaInto the WoodsUnbrokenAmerican SniperBig EyesSelmaTwo Days One NightA Most Violent Year and screw it! Let's throw in The Mule while we're at it.

Plus: what the hell is Santa Claws? Is it the new epically bad Christmas movie this generation of ironic moviegoers have been searching for? Or is it just a movie in which kittens push Christmas presents around and espouse the philosophies of Ayn Rand? Then again, is there any difference?

The world sucks, but at least we've got The B-Movies Podcast #201: Ghosts of Gwar! Follow us on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold, and subscribe to the show for free on iTunes for more weekly movie news, reviews, commentary tracks and exclusively in-depth interviews.

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Special Guests: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

• December 16th, 2014

Big Eyes screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karasweski, also the screenwriters of Ed Wood and Man on the Moon. If it wasn't for them, at least one of us wouldn't be here today. B-Movies Podcast co-host William Bibbiani was inspired to go into the entertainment industry after reading the script to Ed Wood, and now he and co-host Witney Seibold are thoroughly prepared to geek out. They've got Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski on the show!


This week on a very special bonus episode of The B-Movies Podcast, Bibbs and Witney are recording from the haunted (yes, really) offices of the Big Eyes screenwriters, getting the inside scoop on Tim Burton, the real life story of the Keane family, and the making of Ed Wood, Man on the Moon and That Darn Cat. And somehow they also get the behind the scenes skinny on A Nightmare on Elm Street 2. We did NOT see that one coming.


What bugged the heck out of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski about the published script for Ed Wood? How did they get their start? How did "Twin Peaks" inspire the remake of That Darn Cat? How do they research all their biopics? Whatever happened to the Tim Burton directed, Jim Carrey starring big budget feature film based on Ripley's Believe It Or Not? How did they unearth the mysteries of Andy Kaufman while writing Man on the Moon? What real stories about Walter and Margaret Keane were so weird, they had to cut them out of Big Eyes


You'll find out the answers to all of these questions and more on The B-Movies Podcast Presents: Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski! Be sure to check out Big Eyes when it opens in theaters on December 25, 2014, follow Larry on Twitter at @Karaszewski, and head on over to the website Trailers from Hell to learn more about classic and cult films from these fine gentlemen.


Then follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold, and subscribe on iTunes! You won't want to miss a single episode of the latest movie news, reviews, in-depth interviews and whatnot.

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Ep. 200 - Christian Phantom Menace (w/ David Bergantino)

• December 12th, 2014

That's not a typo: CraveOnline's B-Movies Podcast has officially been running for 200 weekly episodes! (And that's not even including the bonus episodes with exclusive interviews and downloadable commentary tracks!) Hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold would like to thank their many listeners for helping us all reach this milestone, and to celebrate we're doing... pretty much the same thing we always do, but with special guest David Bergantino, and new chibi illustrations of Bibbs and Witney!

David Bergantino is the author of the best movie novelization of all-time, for Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and he's on deck to tell us all about the movie novelization industry, his history with the Elm Street franchise and his upcoming new video game Feed My Alien! He's a very cool guy and a very interesting guest, and we think you'll have a lot of fun listening to his stories.

 

Also on this week's 200th episode spectacular of The B-Movies Podcast, Bibbs and Witney talk about the much-debated hack on Sony Pictures, the new vacancy in the Star Trek 3 director's chair (and why Witney should be allowed to fill it), and review the new releases Exodus: Gods and Kings and Inherent Vice.

 

Is Exodus: Gods and Kings just The Phantom Menace for Christians? Okay, probably not, but that's just one of the wacky things we say on The B-Movies Podcast #200: The Christian Phantom Menace! (Hence the title.) Follow us on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold, and follow this week's special guest David Bergantino at @DavidBergantino. And don't forget to subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes and leave us a review! 

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