Ep. 307 - Bye Bye Man v Monster Trucks: Dawn of January

• January 15th, 2017

Don't think it, don't say it, just review it. This week on The B-Movies Podcast, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are turning their laser-focused gaze on the new horror thriller The Bye Bye Man, the bizarre family adventure Monster Trucks and Ben Affleck's ambitious mafia drama Live By Night. Two of these movies are great. The movie you probably assumed would be great from the outset is not. Fair warning.

Also this week, Bibbs and Witney say goodbye to the late, great Exorcist writer William Peter Blatty, and ponder all the biggest news stories of the week, including the future of General Leia in the Star Wars movies, casting news for Avengers: Infinity War, and the superstars who just might collide in Tim Burton's Dumbo.

 

Hey, we're sorry if we missed your birthday, but at least we got you The B-Movies Podcast #307 | Monster Trucks v Bye Bye Man: Dawn of January! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Bonus: Deadpool Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

• January 12th, 2017

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote an R-rated superhero comedy and to everyone's surprise - including their own - it became a box office blockbuster in 2016. Now, one year later, Deadpool is still surprising the world by becoming a serious awards season contender. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick earned a WGA Awards nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and director Tim Miller picked up a DGA Awards nomination too. 

Now they're here at The B-Movies Podcast to answer all our burning questions about their hit film Deadpool and the upcoming sequel, Deadpool 2! Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold got them talking about the dumbest jokes, the deepest subtexts, the biggest plot holes, the missing moments, the largest controversies and a heck of a lot more in one of our biggest, best B-Movies Podcast interviews yet! 

Mindblowing revelations await you (possibly) in The B-Movies Podcast Presents: Deadpool Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 306 - The Worst Movies of 2016 (and Underworld: Blood Wars)

• January 8th, 2017

The worst movies of 2016 hurt us so freaking badly that we can't stop talking about them. This week on The B-Movies Podcast we're taking one last look back at a year of pain and suffering, with an in-depth analysis of why Assassin's Creed, Jason Bourne, Batman v Superman, Ben-Hur, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Suicide Squad, The Darkness and The Brothers Grimsby - to name just a few! - sucked so bad.

But before they take a look at the worst movies of 2016, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold have to say goodbye to the legendary actor Debbie Reynolds, who passed away right after they recorded last week's episode. And after the worst movies of 2016 they're diving headlong into 2017, with a review of the first major theatrical release of the year, Underworld: Blood Wars! Is it dumb fun or just plain dumb?

 

A lot of passionate misery awaits you in The B-Movies Podcast #306: The Worst Movies of 2016! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 305 - The Best Movies of 2016

• December 31st, 2016

They say it's been a bad year for movies, but they obviously haven't been paying attention. This week on The B-Movies Podcast, our critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are debating their picks for the best movies of 2016! There were so many great films this year that their picks are really different, so you know there are going to be a lot of great movie recommendations on this week's episode.

Also on this week's B-Movies Podcast, before we get to the best movies of 2016, we're taking a look back at the awesome career of the late, great Carrie Fisher. (This episode was recorded after the passing of Carrie Fisher but before the tragic loss of her mother, Debbie Reynolds. We will make up for this next week.)

A lot of great film critic debating awaits you on  The B-Movies Podcast #305: The Best Movies of 2016! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Bonus: A Monster Calls with J.A. Bayona and Patrick Ness!

• December 29th, 2016

The director and writer of the acclaimed new fantasy A Monster Calls are here in the studio for a special episode of The B-Movies Podcast! It's a film that's making audiences cry all over the world, about a young boy whose mother is dying of cancer, who finds an unlikely ally in a giant tree monster who tells him stories that are gorgeous, unusual, and not what he wants to hear. It's based on the award-winning novel by Patrick Ness and illustrator Jim Kay, based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and it's directed by J.A. Bayona, the director of The Orphanage and The Impossible.

Join film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold as they interview Patrick Ness and J.A. Bayona about writing A Monster Calls, coping with grief, and bringing this fantastic and fantastical story to life on the big screen. It's an in-depth look at A Monster Calls, and it's an episode you won't want to miss!

So download the episode and listen up to The B-Movies Podcast Presents: A Monster Calls with J.A. Bayona and Patrick Ness! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. You can also follow Patrick Ness at @Patrick_Ness and J.A. Bayona at @FilmBayona. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 304 - The Rest (of 2016) is Silence

• December 24th, 2016

The last week of the year always comes with a deluge of motion pictures, big and small, Oscar-worthy and just weird. So on this week's episode of The B-Movies Podcast we're reviewing (almost) all of them! It's time to take one last look at movies that might just end up on our best of the year lists, and to help you decide which films to see over the holiday weekend.

Is Silence one of Martin Scorsese's best movies, or is it too forgiving of its colonialist heroes? Is Passengers really as bad as the critics are saying? Is it wise to underestimate the feel good charms of the talking animal flick Sing? Why is Paterson like a cup of tea? Why does only one of our critics think A Monster Calls is one of the best films of the year? Will high schools be showing Hidden Figures in their classrooms in the years to come? Is Julieta the best film to get you started on Pedro Almodovar? Why is Patriots Day a teensy bit problematic? And why is The Autopsy of Jane Doe of the creepiest films of 2016? 

The answers await you on  The B-Movies Podcast #304: The Rest (of 2016) is Silence! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 303 - Rogue One: Bad or Mediocre?

• December 17th, 2016

Rogue One is one of the biggest and most anticipated movies of the year, so why does it seem like such a letdown? This week on The B-Movies Podcast, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold spend the better part of an hour with a spoiler-free, and later a spoiler-filled review of the latest Star Wars prequel. How does Rogue One fit into the series? Was it a bad idea from the get-go? How political is this movie, and all of the Star Wars films so far? Why do all of the characters seem so two-dimensional, and what the heck is up with Darth Vader?

Also on this week's episode, Bibbs and Witney review the utterly baffling new Will Smith drama Collateral Beauty and the new Denzel Washington drama Fences. They also consider the future of the DC Extended Universe and more, more, more!

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

You'll find out all kinds of things on  The B-Movies Podcast #303: Rogue One: Bad or Mediocre! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Bonus: Sonic the Hedgehog and 12 Deadly Days with Josh Miller

• December 14th, 2016

Our old friend Josh Miller finally comes back to The B-Movies Podcast for a very special episode, dedicated mostly to his new YouTube Red series 12 Deadly Days, a daily horror-comedy anthology set during the holiday season. It's a series of spooky stories about Ebeneezer Scrooge hiring ghostbusters, deadly Christmas tree spirits, romantic vampires, cursed fruitcakes and more, and we're learning all about the production, casting, and the strange new storytelling environment that is YouTube Red!

Plus, while we've got Josh Miller here we're also learning a lot more about the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie! Yup, he's co-writing that too. So what's the difference between Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Eggman? Is there room for Jaleel White in the new movie? We ask all our burning questions, and he answers them as best he can without getting in trouble with the studio.

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

 

You'll find out all kinds of things on The B-Movies Podcast Presents: Josh Miller on 12 Deadly Days and Sonic the Hedgehog! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 302 - This La La Land of Mine

• December 11th, 2016

La La Land is one of the most talked about movies of the year, but is it really something to talk about? This week on The B-Movies Podcast we're taking a long, hard look at La La Land and letting you know whether it's this year's The Artist or this year's better-than-The Artist.

Also on this week's episode, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new Las Vegas noir Frank and Lola, and debate all the biggest news stories of the week, like the new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the remake of The Mummy and the absurd new title of the eighth Fast and the Furious movie!

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney. 

You'll find out all kinds of things on The B-Movies Podcast #302: This La La Land of Mine! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 301 - You Don’t Know Jackie

• December 3rd, 2016

While the venerable William 'Bibbs' Bibbiani is out of town on his long-awaited honeymoon (congratulations, Bibbs!), Witney Seibold will be joined instead by the equally venerable (not to mention breathtakingly charismatic) Scott Mantz of Access Hollywood fame. Perhaps you've also seen Mr. Mantz at your local gas station screen, where he encourages you to see the greatest movies of all time. Seeing as Scott and Witney are both frothing Trekkies (or Trekkers, depending on your preference), it takes them a few minutes to get on topic, but once the Xindi have been defeated, the two of them get around to reviewing the week's big releases. 

And, since it's a slow week (the week after Thanksgiving always is), the week's big releases include the Kennedy biopic Jackie, the enjoyably stupid (or stupidly enjoyable) Incarnate, and the spooky horror thriller The Eyes of My Mother

Scott and Witney have strong opinions on the Hollywood blockbuster machine and its unfortunate attempts to make the next two-billion-dollar hit, all while little horror studos are being creating with 1/1000th of the money. And, yes, they talk all about Star Trek Beyond (because of course they do), positing theories as to why it may have been a modest hit rather than a runaway hit. 

Be sure to write to us with opinions, compliments, complaints, and anything else that may be on your mind at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com. Oh we'll read them. 

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