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Movie Schmovie

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A movie review podcast that revolves around the always interesting opinions of Steve, Ronald, and John. Facts, Laughs, Friends. This is Movie Schmovie.

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Schmovie Replay: Ep. 217-The Schmovie Studios Movie Game

September 15th, 2023


*Episode originally published 6/15/18*

As a departure from their boring habit of talking about movies that "exist," Ronald, Steve, and John pretend …

Ep. 388-Eden Lake (2008), The Changeling, Barbie

September 8th, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John are looking for nice vacation spots and have narrowed it down to three choices: A remote quarry in the English countryside, New York City, or Barbieland. As research, they watched UK “hoodie horror” …

Ep. 387-Steve Saw Blue Beetle and The Last Voyage of the Demeter

August 21st, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John are on a bit of a summer break but had time to squeeze in a quick one. DC's latest superhero origin story, Blue Beetle, is …

386 - The Offence (1973), William Friedkin Remembered, and More!

August 11th, 2023


This week’s Required Viewing selection is Sidney Lumet’s intense, dialogue-driven police thriller, The Offence, in which Sean Connery portrays a …

Ep. 385-Remembering Paul Ruebens, Deep Cover (1992), TMNT: Mutant Mayhem, Talk to Me, and More!

August 4th, 2023


This week, the heroes of the half-pod you know as Ron, Steve, and John are here to discuss movies new and old, as well as pay homage to the great …

Ep. 384-Oppenheimer, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One, Black Rain (1989)

July 21st, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John discuss Dead Reckoning Part One, the latest pulse-pounding entry in the Mission Impossible franchise, as well as Oppenheimer, …

Ep. 383-TeeVee SchmeeVee: Summer 2023 Catchup (Silo, The Bear, and More!)

July 14th, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John bring it home this week for an expanded chat about the TV shows they’ve been watching. The Bear, Silo, Jury Duty, Secret Invasion, and more are all covered, as well as the finale of Ted Lasso and a …

Ep. 382-Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny/Last Action Hero (1993)

June 30th, 2023


Are you more in the mood for action or adventure? Thrills or spills? Explosions or the methodical deciphering of an ancient code in order to solve a …

Ep. 381-Blackberry, Extraction 2, No Hard Feelings, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, and more!

June 23rd, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John make comforting little clicking noises as they message you their feelings about Blackberry, the latest example of the recent cinematic trend of exploring the origin of a product or brand. Then they …

Ep. 380.5-The Boogeyman, Beau is Afraid, Flamin’ Hot, Asteroid City, The Blackening

June 19th, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John do a quick catchup round, sharing thoughts on a few recent releases: The Boogeyman, Beau is Afraid, Flamin’ Hot, Asteroid City, and The Blackening. 

Ep. 380-DC Extended Universe Tier List, The Flash

June 16th, 2023


As the DCEU winds down with the release of the new universe-hopping adventure The Flash, directed by Andy Muschietti, Ron, Steve, and John take a …

Ep. 379-Vesper (2022), Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the Succession Finale, and More!

June 2nd, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John dissect the slimy biotech dystopia of Vesper to see what lurks under its skin, and then Ron gives some (mostly) spoiler-free thoughts on Sony's eye-popping new Spider-Verse movie. Also: OTHER THINGS …

Ep. 378-Ganja and Hess (1973), Sisu, and More!

May 26th, 2023


Ron and this guy Steve and this other guy John talk about really interesting things every week on this so-called "podcast" (kind of like a broadcast …

Ep. 377-Fast X, Riders of Justice (2020), and More!

May 19th, 2023


Ron, Steve and John are back to test the strength of the Schmovie family by sitting through Fast X, the latest Fast & Furious movie. They also …

Ep. 376-Dragonslayer (1981), Evil Dead Rise

May 12th, 2023


Get ready for this week's Movie Schmovie as we dive into Evil Dead Rise and compare it to the rest of the series! We also discuss recent PVOD releases The Artifice Girl and The Covenant, as well as Ronald's Required …

Ep. 375-Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Super (2010)

May 5th, 2023


The guys take on two different eras of writer/director James Gunn's career by discussing his tone-shifting, low budget superhero satire from 2010, Super, and then Ron and John completely avoid spoilers for Steve's sake …

Ep.374-I See You (2019), The Mandalorian: Season 3, the state of Star Wars, and Netflix’s Beef

April 21st, 2023


On this week's Movie Schmovie, we're gonna get our nerd on and talk about The Mandalorian Season 3 finale! We'll be chatting about what this means for the future of Star Wars, and sharing all the latest franchise …

Ep. 373-The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Pathaan, and More!

April 7th, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John talk about new trailers, modern box office expectations, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and this week's Required Viewing selection, the Indian action flick Pathaan. Also: Other things!

Ep. 372-Air, Tetris, and A New Leaf (1971)

March 31st, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John name ferns, plan murders, and mock the rich as they look back at Elaine May's wry 1971 comedy, A New Leaf. Then it's time for the new cinematic trend of movies about brands/products, with …

Ep. 371-Rye Lane, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Palm Trees and Power Lines (2022), and more!

March 24th, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John fall in love with inventive rom-com Rye Lane, get heavy with disturbing drama Palm Trees and Power Lines, and shout their mystical catchphrases to access all their analytical superpowers for a …

Ep. 370-John Wick: Chapter 4, Operation Fortune, Cocaine Bear, Women Talking

March 17th, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John talk about a bevy of recent releases, including the latest John Wick fightfest and this week's Required Viewing selection, Operation Fortune.

Ep. 369-Scream VI, Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace (2004)

March 10th, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John look back to 2004 to diagnose a British TV show with a cult following, Garth Merenghi's Darkplace. Then Ron and John offer some …

Ep. 368-The Dry (2020), Creed III, Return to Seoul

February 24th, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John get back in the ring to defend their Niftiest Podcast title with an unbeatable combo of recent-ish dramas: Australian thriller The Dry (2020), Michael B. Jordan's directorial debut, Creed III, and …

Ep. 367.5-Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

February 17th, 2023


Join us in The Podcast Realm! Ron, Steve, and John all generally enjoyed the latest MCU entry, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, even as it's seen by many as another step in the franchise's creative decline. What's up? …

Ep. 367-Ghostwatch (1992), You People, and More!

February 10th, 2023


Ron picked Ghostwatch, a British mockumentary/found footage/genre experiment from 1992, as this week's Required Viewing. After discussing that, the guys movie on to socially conscious rom-com You People on Netflix, and …

Ep. 366-The Conversation (1974), Knock at the Cabin, Babylon, and More!

February 3rd, 2023


For this week's Required Viewing, John picked Francis Ford Coppola's paranoid thriller from 1974, The Conversation, featuring a riveting Gene Hackman …

Ep. 365-Athena (2022), Oscar Picks, and More!

January 27th, 2023


This week's Required Viewing segment is devoted to a violent and propulsive French political thriller from last year, Athena. Ron, Steve, and John …

Ep. 364-The Godfather (1972), The Last of Us, and More!

January 20th, 2023


Ron, Steve, and John unearth an obscure little movie called The Godfather for this week's Required Viewing selection, and they recommend you check out this hidden gem! HBO's brand-new video game adaptation, The Last of …

Ep. 363-Top Films of 2022

January 13th, 2023


For the first time since January 2020, Ron, Steve, and John are looking at the last year's films in review, with each providing a list of their personal top ten. It's an exciting time because lists, as we all know, are …

Ep. 362-Society (1989), The Menu, Glass Onion

January 6th, 2023


What exactly are rich assholes doing behind closed doors, when we don't see them out on their yachts or racing hot air balloons? Ron, Steve, and John …

Ep. 361-Avatar (2009), The Fabelmans, and more!

December 16th, 2022


In anticipation of the brand-new sequel, Ron, Steve, and John beam their personalities into tall, skinny, hairless cat-people to see what James Cameron's Avatar looks like 13 years later. They also chat about a few …

Ep. 360-Truck Turner (1974), Top Streaming Shows of 2022

December 9th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John watch Isaac Hayes's star turn in Truck Turner, from 1974, in hopes of finding out who's a poot butt and who's not. Then they look back on 2022's glut of quality streaming television and pick their …

Ep. 359-The Ladykillers (1955) and/or Andor

December 2nd, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John rent a room in Mrs. Wilberforce's house so they can keep an eye on Alec Guinness's band of luckless dimwit crooks in the 1955 Ealing Studio black comedy The Ladykillers, and then everyone opens up …

Ep. 358-Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), The Menu, Welcome to Chippendales

November 24th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John give thanks for one of the most iconic road movies of all time, which also happens to be one of the funniest buddy comedies, which is also the leading case for why the world is poorer without John …

Ep. 357-Terrifier (2016), ’Atlanta’ Series Finale, and... MORE?!?

November 18th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John did it again! They set up their microphones and talked about movies and television and everything. Topics include the first Terrifier, from 2016; A look back at Donald Glover's important and …

Ep. 356-The Wrong Guy (1997), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Spirited, and Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

November 11th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John are back to talk about the 1997 Dave Foley comedy vehicle, The Wrong Guy; satirical biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,; the …

Ep. 355-Ravenous (1999), Barbarian, and More!

November 4th, 2022


Ron, Steve and John are back to discuss Steve's Required Viewing pick, the bloody genre-bent western known as Ravenous. They've also all seen hot-button horror film Barbarian, and compare notes on its creative structure …

Ep. 354-The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) / House of the Dragon Season One Wrap-up

October 28th, 2022



The guys snort a little voodoo powder and discuss Wes Craven's 1988 thriller, The Serpent and the Rainbow. Then it's time to look back on the first season of HBO's hit House of the Dragon in a spoiler-filled chat.

Ep.353-Magic (1978), Bros, Halloween Ends

October 21st, 2022


This week the guys have watched Magic, the psychological thriller from 1978 starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann Margret, Burgess Meredith and a dummy named …

Ep. 352-The Neverending Story, Werewolf by Night, Hellraiser

October 14th, 2022


Giggle fits! False starts! False news items! Real feelings! The Schmovie Kids are back and they're ready to spill thoughts about fantasy classic The …

Ep. 351-A Brave Little Toast(er) with a side of Ketchup

September 30th, 2022


Join us as Ronald, Steve, and John band together for an adventure across the media landscape. On their journey, they stop briefly to discuss Hugh …

Ep. 350-Unicorns and Dragons and Rings

September 9th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John are back with a fantasy-stuffed episode as they discuss sleepy animated classic The Last Unicorn; HBO's brand new Game of …

Ep. 349-Fall, Bodies Bodies Bodies, Animal Kingdom, and More!

August 19th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John are back at it, this time scaling the heights of Fall, the new thriller about two annoying people stuck at the top of a cell tower. They also make time for Steve's Required Viewing selection, 2010's …

Ep. 348-HBO Max Shakeup, Benny Chan’s Raging Fire, and Prey

August 12th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John dig into the recent pivot at HBO Max, including the shelving of the near-finished, 90 million dollar tax write-off known as …

Ep. 347-Marvel Schmarvel: Slate Update, Psycho II (1983), Jordan Peele’s NOPE, and More!

July 29th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John rally their powers to make sense of the MCU news coming out of San Diego ComicCon, take a long shower with wacky horror sequel Psycho II, and look into the sky very cautiously at NOPE, the latest …

Ep. 346-New Trailers, Michael Mann’s Thief (1981), and General Catchup

July 22nd, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John give gut reactions to some newly-released trailers for some highly-anticipated genre projects, look back at one of James Caan's …

Ep. 345-Thor: Love and Thunder, The Responder, The Boys, Stranger Things

July 8th, 2022


Ronald, Steve, and John settle in to chew on some big topics, namely all the stuff in the title of this episode. Pull up a chair, it's gonna be a …

Ep. 344-Tribeca Film Festival Recap, Obi-Wan Kenobi Finale, The Bear, The Black Phone, and more!

July 1st, 2022


Ronald, Steve, and John discuss their viewing choices from this year's Tribeca Film Festival and then chat about Obi-Wan Kenobi's recent finale episode, as well as a few other things they've seen.

Ep. 343-Elvis, Jurassic World: Dominion, Hustle, The DOC, Stranger Things, and more!

June 17th, 2022


Did Ronald finally catch up on the current season of Stranger Things? Maybe. Did Steve see some stinkers on the big screen? Possibly. And does John’s …

Ep. 342-Weekly Checkin: The Boys, Ms. Marvel, and Obi-Wan Kenobi

June 10th, 2022


This week it's a whole lot of episodic storytelling, as Ronald, Steve, and John look in on Amazon's The Boys, as well as the latest Obi-Wan Kenobi …

Ep. 341-Top Gun: Maverick, The Boys, Stranger Things, Obi-Wan Kenobi

June 3rd, 2022


Holy crap, just look at that title. That's a lot of big stuff. Somehow Ronald, Steve, and John manage to cover it all.

Ep. 340-Catchup Episode, May 2022 (She-Hulk Trailer, The Lost City, The Bad Guys, Kids in the Hall, and More!)

May 20th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John chat about recent stuff they've seen, from an MCU trailer to several movies and streaming shows.

Ep. 339-Doctor Strange and Moon Knight in the Marvelverse of Schmarvel

May 13th, 2022


It's time for more Marvel Schmarvel! This episode the guys dig into the Moon Knight finale on Disney+ before an in-depth chat about Doctor Strange in …

Ep. 338-What’s Up with Netflix? (Plus: The Batman on HBOMax)

April 22nd, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John check in on their old buddy Netflix to see what's going on. They also cover a little recent news and talk about The Batman, …

Ep. 337-Ti West’s X, Everything Everywhere All at Once

April 15th, 2022


The whole gang has seen Ti West's sexually-charged slasher film, X, so further discussion is in order. Also, John watched the mind-bending and …

Ep. 336-Favorite Bruce Willis Performances, Moon Knight, and Severance

April 8th, 2022


In the wake of Bruce Willis's retirement, the guys chat about some of their favorites amongst his many roles. Then they check in on episode two of …

Ep. 335-All About Oscar (Academy Awards and Moon Knight)

April 1st, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John do a recap of the least eventful awards ceremony ever and then share their thoughts about the latest MCU series to hit Disney+, …

Ep. 334-SXSW Recap and More!

March 25th, 2022


The guys look back on another diverse SXSW Film Festival lineup and single out some personal favorites. Then they round up a few recent movies and shows they've enjoyed.

Ep. 333-2022 SXSW Film Festival Preview

March 4th, 2022


Ronald, Steve, and John each pick a few selections from this year's SXSW Film Festival, running in real life and online from March 11-20.

Ep. 332-Peacemaker Finale, Recent News, and More!

February 18th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John discuss the finale episode of Peacemaker's well-received first season. They also give brief thoughts on new streaming series Bel-Air and Severance, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s new feature film, …

Ep. 331-Marry Me, I Want You Back, and The Book of Boba Fett

February 11th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John chat about two rom-coms and a space opera. It's all in the title!

Ep. 330-Nightmare Alley, House of Gucci, and More!

February 4th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John finally broach the topic that is on everyone's mind: Streaming service user interfaces. Then they use whatever energy they have left on discussions of Guillermo Del Toro's lavish noir thriller, …

Ep. 329-TeeVee SchmeeVee XII: We Need To Talk About Cosby, Pam & Tommy, Euphoria, and The Afterparty

January 28th, 2022


Ron, Steve, and John have checked out a lot of new television and streaming series lately, and needed to vent! Included are discussions of The Afterparty (Apple TV+), Euphoria (HBO), We Need to Talk About Cosby …

Ep. 328-Scream (2022), Peacemaker, Eternals, and Lauren Warehime

January 21st, 2022


BFF of the show Lauren Warehime returns to discuss the latest entry in the Scream franchise, but before that, Ronald and Steve catch up with John on The Eternals (and why it was such a miss with audiences overall), and …

Ep. 327-Dexter: New Blood! Don’t Look Up! Macbeth! More!

January 14th, 2022


It's a top-of-the-year catchup from the guys, as they compare notes on a handful of recent releases, such as Adam McKay's divisive satire Don't Look …

Ep. 326-Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Matrix: Resurrections, and More!

December 24th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John have to check a few more items off of their holiday discussion lists, namely Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Matrix: Resurrections, …

Ep. 325-The French Dispatch, Hawkeye, and More

December 17th, 2021


The guys dig into Wes Anderson’s latest, The French Dispatch, and catch up on a strong episode of Hawkeye. Then they share a few thoughts on other recent releases like thought-provoking sci-fi drama Swan Song; Sandra …

Ep. 324-Topic Pile-Up

December 10th, 2021


After a brief unplanned break, Ron, Steve, and John are back with so many subjects of conversation that they had to just jumble them together in a …

Ep. 323-Red Notice, The Shrink Next Door, Curb Your Enthusiasm

November 19th, 2021


What if Wonder Woman, Deadpool and The Tooth Fairy got involved in a globe-hopping, double-crossing artifact heist? It’s a question that Ron, Steve, …

Ep. 322-No Time to Die, The Eternals, Shang-Chi, and more!

November 12th, 2021


It's hard not to overuse the term "jam-packed" about these recent episodes, but oh well! Maybe "wide-ranging" is a good substitute? Anyway, this week Ron, Steve, and John turn their attention to all the IMAX  content …

Ep. 321-Finch, The Beta Test, and More!

November 5th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John talk about the mixed-to-negative buzz around Marvel's newest effort, The Eternals, before moving on to a few recent releases they've actually seen, including the new emotional sci-fi road movie, …

Ep. 320-Watchlist: Horror Movies You Might Have Missed

October 29th, 2021


The guys celebrate the season by digging into a round robin discussion of (mostly) worthwhile horror movies that could be obscure to, or just …

Ep. 319-Halloween Kills, Dune, DC FanDome

October 22nd, 2021


After comparing notes on recent online hype event DC FanDome, Ronald, Steve, and John take a long look at the divisive new entry in the Michael Myers series, Halloween Kills, and discuss why the The Shape endures. …

Ep. 318-Watch-em-all: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Freddy vs. Jason, and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

October 15th, 2021


After 6 films in 7 years, the Elm Street franchise slowed down. Since 1991, only three entries have been released, each one a different attempt to jumpstart or reinvent the series: 1994’s Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, …

Ep. 317-Fantastic Fest Recap

October 8th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John review the movies they saw via the virtual version of this year's Fantastic Fest, including the latest doc from friend of the show Scott Barber, This is GWAR. Then they discuss the avalanche of …

Ep. 316-The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Midnight Mass

September 24th, 2021


Ronald, Steve, and John talk about Marcia Lucas’s recent disparaging comments about the Star Wars prequels and sequels (aka any Star Wars film she didn’t work on); Michael Showalter’s emotional and funny new biopic The …

Ep. 315-Malignant, The Morning Show

September 17th, 2021


Movie news! Ronald talks about a few recent purchases of physical media (whatever that is)! Ronald and John report on the new season of The Morning Show! And, finally, earning all these exclamation points, the new James …

Ep. 314-Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Queenpins

September 10th, 2021


After its successful opening weekend, the guys discuss Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings's box office numbers, and John shares his thoughts …

Ep. 313-Vacation Friends and Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

September 3rd, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John check back in on a bunch of TV shows they've been watching and then discuss Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed, a new Netflix documentary about the beloved painter, and the Lil Rel …

Ep. 312-Candyman, Reminiscence, Coda and Stillwater

August 27th, 2021


It’s another multi-topic catchup episode as Ronald, Steve, and John share thoughts on the first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home and then discuss …

Ep. 311-Reservation Dogs, Heels, The White Lotus, Snake Eyes, and The Night House

August 20th, 2021


The onslaught of television and movie viewing options continues this week, but Ronald, Steve, and John volunteer as tribute to suggest where your …

Ep. 310-The Suicide Squad and Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers

August 13th, 2021


Steve, Ron, and John let you know what to expect when Nine Perfect Strangers, a mysterious drama series with a killer cast, premieres on Hulu on …

Ep. 309-Jungle Cruise, Old, The Green Knight, and the State of the Film Industry

August 6th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John catch up on the state of the film industry as it tries to lurch back into life after lockdown. Then they move on to some thoughts about recent films such as Jungle Cruise, Old, and The Green Knight. …

Ep. 308-Watch-em-all: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child & Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

July 30th, 2021


It’s a boy! A boy named Freddy Krueger who just wants to possess your unborn child, in hopes of returning to the world and… what exactly? Oh, more killing? Very surprising, Fred, very surprising indeed. Good thing Ron, …

Ep. 307-Fear Street, Zola, Never Have I Ever, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and More!

July 23rd, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John are back with a regular, non-Marvel Schmarvel episode of the show. And first, they have to work through some (wait for it) MCU …

Marvel Schmarvel Nexus Event: Loki and Black Widow

July 16th, 2021


The Marvel Schmarvel YouTube show has crossed over into the main Movie Schmovie podcast feed! That means you get to hear Ronald, Steve, and John (or their evil variants, it’s unclear) as they discuss the end of Loki …

Ep. 305-The Tomorrow War, F9: The Fast Saga, Infinite, Tribeca Film Festival

July 2nd, 2021


This catchup episode covers a lot of ground, so take this one a quarter mile at a time! The guys talk about the Tribeca Film Festival, F9: The Fast Saga, and two new sci-fi action flicks: Mark Wahlberg's Infinite, and …

Ep. 304-A Quiet Place Part II, In The Heights

June 18th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John try to keep their voices down as they discuss John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s A Quiet Place sequel, then take to the streets to sing about such worthy topics as tradition, flavored ice, and the …

Ep. 303-The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

June 11th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John crack open another case from the Conjuring-verse, in which Ed and Lorraine Warren ditch the haunted houses for a demonic murder mystery. This is also the first Conjuring film without originating …

Ep. 302-Cruella, Friends: The Reunion, Mare of Easttown

June 4th, 2021


The guys chat about some newsy odds and ends before releasing the dogs on Disney's Cruella, getting coffee at Central Perk for the HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion, and getting more coffee (this time at Wawa) with HBO's …

Ep. 301-Army of the Dead, Wrath of Man

May 28th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John oil up their muscles and grit their teeth and get down to the highly masculine business of talking about a couple of big sweaty …

Ep. 300-300th Episode Friend-Tacular

May 21st, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John celebrate 300 episodes (!!!) and 10 years (!!!) of Movie Schmovie by inviting a parade of past guests to pick their favorite …

Ep. 299-News Roundup, Profile

May 14th, 2021


Ron, Steve and John cover some film industry news and then chat about Profile, the new “Screenlife” thriller from Focus Features, about a British journalist who attempts to infiltrate ISIS online.

Ep. 298-Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, The Mitchells vs the Machines

May 7th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John try to parse all the MCU news dropped this week, including a packed slate of release dates and some intriguing title announcements. Then, they reveal whether they have any regrets about watching …

Ep. 297-Mortal Kombat (2021), Oscars Recap

April 30th, 2021


Get over here! Ron, Steve, and John are here to cover the ups and downs of this year’s weirdly anti-climactic Oscar ceremony. And if you listen NOW, to counter-balance the discussion of films that get awards, a chat …

Ep. 296-Nobody Schmobody

April 23rd, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John talk about Nobody, the new, insanely violent action flick starring Bob Odenkirk, as well as a sampling of recent movie news.

Ep. 295-Watch-em-all: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4

April 16th, 2021


Pop a few Hypnocil tablets and get ready for some b-words, because Fred Krueger is back, and he’s up to his usual hijinks! Namely appearing in the dreams of teenagers to torment and murder them. Luckily Ronald, Steve, …

Ep. 294-Godzilla vs. Kong and the MonsterVerse

April 9th, 2021


Now that the whole gang has seen Godzilla vs. Kong, they discuss the MonsterVerse saga so far, including Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), …

Ep. 293-April 2021 Grab Bag

April 2nd, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John enter this episode with no plan but along the way they cover some exciting Knives Out news; share some quick non-spoiler-y thoughts on this week’s big franchise release, Godzilla vs Kong; and dig …

Ep. 292-Happily, SXSW Wrap-up

March 26th, 2021


Ronald, Steve, and John bookend their SXSW coverage with a discussion of more films they've seen at the fest, as well as thoughts on the overall online attendance experience. Then they turn their attention to a …

Ep. 291-Oscar Noms, SXSW, Zack Snyder’s Justice League

March 19th, 2021


It’s another jam-packed episode as the guys tackle the recently announced Oscar nominations, run down their experiences thus far with the SXSW Online Film Festival, and finally get to settle the matter of the fabled …

Ep.290-Cherry, Kid 90, The Father

March 12th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John are back with another chat about some brand new films. For starters, they look at Tom Holland and the Russo Brothers’s first …

Ep. 289-Coming 2 America, Murder Among the Mormons, Boogie, Boss Level

March 5th, 2021


This time Ron, Steve, and John barge in the door ready to discuss a long-awaited comedy sequel, a Netflix crime doc series, a coming-of-age sports tale, and a video game-inspired action flick. No time for small-talk! …

Ep. 288-Watch-em-all: A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 2

February 26th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John begin their long-promised rewatch of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series, starting with the first two installments, 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and 1985’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: …

Ep. 287-Taking the Silk Road to Nomadland

February 19th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John are back with a couple movies that are brand new today: dark web drama Silk Road, and Nomadland, the meditative collaboration …

Ep. 286-Judas and the Black Messiah, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

February 12th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John are here with thoughts on two brand new movies you can watch today! They couldn’t be more different: the propulsive and …

Ep. 285-Sundance 2021, WandaVision

February 5th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John talk about recent movie news before taking a look at this year's streaming version of the Sundance Film Festival and, finally, discussing what the heck is happening over there on WandaVision.

Ep. 284-The Little Things (and Other HBO Max Stuff)

January 29th, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John pick some anticipated WB movies scheduled to premiere both in theaters and on HBO Max this year. One such film, a Denzel …

Ep. 283-January 2021 Catchup

January 22nd, 2021


Ron, Steve, and John kick off a new year of episodes with this conversation about a slew of recent streaming releases: Wonder Woman 1984, Soul, …

Ep. 282-Tenet, Promising Young Woman

December 18th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John give a little time to Christopher Nolan’s reality-bending spy thriller, Tenet, out now on home video. They also cover some …

Ep. 281-News of the World, Freaky, Unhinged

December 12th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John talk about a few recent and upcoming movies, while also running down the massive Disney slate that was just announced.

Ep. 280-Fargo Season 4

December 5th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John compare notes on season 4 of Fargo, which was equal parts gangland epic, family saga, and racial commentary, with some juicy performances throughout. (If you haven’t watched it yet, look out for …

Ep. 279-November 2020 Catch Up

November 27th, 2020


Ron, Steve, and John share their takes on a few things they’ve seen lately—like Ron Howard’s new Netflix film, Hillbilly Elegy—as well as some recent news.

Ep. 278-Run with Aneesh Chaganty and Natalie Qasabian

November 20th, 2020


Writer/Director Aneesh Chaganty and producer Natalie Qasabian are part of the team behind Searching, an inventive nail-biter of a film from 2018. …

Ep. 277-The Orange Years with directors Scott Barber and Adam Sweeney

November 13th, 2020


Directors Scott Barber and Adam Sweeney are on the show to talk about The Orange Years, their comprehensive and heartfelt new documentary about the early days of Nickelodeon, the youth-centric cable channel that changed …

Ep. 276-Post-Election Good Vibes Special

November 6th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John know there are 270 reasons to be nervous right now, but in this episode they’re aiming for joy, by pointing you in the …

Ep. 275-A Verrry Nahce Halloween Grab-Bag

November 2nd, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John take a gander at Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm before moving on to a fun batch of Halloween/Horror-themed questions.

Ep. 274-On The Rocks And Then Some

October 23rd, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John run down a little movie news, check in on Sofia Coppola’s latest film, On The Rocks, and discuss all the stuff they’ve been …

Ep. 273-Bad Hair / Totally Under Control / Bly Manor

October 16th, 2020


Ronald, Steve and John share their takes on Justin Simien’s new movie Bad Hair, Alex Gibney’s harrowing COVID doc Totally Under Control, and …

Ep. 272-Ted Lasso ‘Preciates Ya!

October 9th, 2020


Ronald is in the honeymoon phase with a new streaming device; how long will it last? Plus, the guys talk about recent streaming shows and movies they’ve seen, with a focus on the recently-finished first season of Jason …

Ep. 271-Fargo and, Y'know, Other Stuff

October 2nd, 2020


The guys talk about the first two episodes of Fargo’s long-awaited fourth season, the latest developments on Lovecraft Country, and Hulu’s …

Ep. 270-Jonathan Tucker, Mulan, and Bill & Ted

September 25th, 2020


The guys welcome one of their favorite character actors, Jonathan Tucker (of Hulu’s upcoming anthology series Monsterland), to chat about his …

Ep. 269-September 2020 Grab-Bag

September 18th, 2020


The guys run down a slew of recent releases, like Charlie Kaufman’s befuddling and disturbing Netflix movie, I’m Thinking of Ending Things; HBO Max’s wild new doc, Class Action Park; and the socially-conscious comedy …

Ep. 268-Pen15

September 11th, 2020


Pen15, one of the most unusual coming-of-age shows ever, has its second season coming out soon on Hulu, and Ronald, Steve, and John have seen the …

Ep. 267-Antebellum

September 4th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John discuss the upcoming Lionsgate release, Antebellum. Topics include Janelle Monáe’s performance, the depiction of slavery in movies, and how some film genres don’t always mix easily.

Ep. 266-August 2020 Grab-Bag

August 28th, 2020


The guys chat about DC Fandome (including that new trailer for The Batman), plus a few other things, like the new Apple TV+ documentary Boys State, a Last Man on Earth re-watch, and the Netflix action flick Project …

Ep. 265-Lovecraft Country

August 21st, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John take a look at HBO’s bracing and exciting new horror/adventure series, Lovecraft Country, a period piece that deals head-on with the abject racism of America’s Jim Crow era while also delivering …

Ep. 264-An American Picklecast

August 14th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John worry about the world a little before falling into the brine barrel with Seth Rogen’s latest, a lighthearted comedy newly available on HBO Max called An American Pickle. Is this thing kosher, or …

Ep. 263-Host Schmost

August 7th, 2020


Three hosts take on one Host as Ronald, Steve, and John dig in to the latest horror sensation, a clever, low-budget experiment called, well, HOST. Also discussed: Disney’s decision to premiere the much-anticipated …

Ep. 262-Rental, Schmental

August 3rd, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John enjoy a short stay with Dave Franco’s directorial debut, The Rental. See if they would plan on visiting again! Also, John and …

Ep. 261-Hamilton, Horror, and Hhwhat?!

July 18th, 2020


The guys talk about quarantine hair maintenance, Hamilton’s small-screen debut, the new Andy Samberg/Cristin Milioti rom-com Palm Springs, and the drawback of all these great new streaming services. Plus John runs down …

Ep. 260-More News and Views

July 6th, 2020


In another grab-bag episode, Ronald, Steve, and John chat about whether Joss Whedon is better than booyah, how Ben Affleck is doing, the …

Ep. 259-Recent News Roundup

June 26th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John talk about Michael Keaton’s possible return to the role of Batman, why the heck we should care about Boba Fett, the shameful …

Ep. 258-The King of Staten Island/Da 5 Bloods

June 19th, 2020


Ronald, John, and Steve dig into two big online releases, this time from two successful auteurs: Judd Apatow and Spike Lee. One of them made a shaggy …

Ep. 257-Movie-Schmovie-Doo, Where Are You?

June 6th, 2020


Ronald, Steve and John catch up on recent movie news and discuss the latest incarnation of Scooby-Doo, Warner Animation’s Scoob! Then they take a look at Netflix’s The Lovebirds before moving on to a breakdown of the …

Ep. 256-Scream, Schmream with Lauren Warehime

May 26th, 2020


There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a movie recap podcast. One, pick an important and influential …

Ep. 255-Capone Again, Naturally

May 15th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John get together for a packed installment wherein they discuss Hamilton coming to Disney Plus, make a correction to a recent episode, suggest a NYT article for your reading pleasure, and sort through …

Ep. 254-Dave/The Lodge

May 8th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John have all watched the whole first season of FXX/Hulu’s Dave. You should too! Listen in to find out why, and to hear what makes …

Ep. 253-Quarantine Catchup III (feat. Bad Education)

May 2nd, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John go back to school to discuss HBO’s latest original movie, Bad Education. Then they give quick thoughts on a number of other …

Ep. 252-Soundtrack Schmoundtrack: 2004

April 24th, 2020


Ronald, Steve and John picked a random year and then selected their top songs from soundtrack albums released during that time. 2004 was the year that came up. As expected, memory lane leads to some amazing music!

Ep. 251-Quarantine Catchup II: The Countdown Begins

April 19th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John are back with more thoughts on the future of movies and other events in 2020, some hype for The Last Dance, the upcoming ESPN …

Ep. 250-Trolls World Tour & Other Distractions

April 10th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John talk about the brand-new animated release Trolls World Tour and then offer a few viewing options they’ve enjoyed in recent …

Ep. 249-“Carole F#@%in Baskin” Edition

April 2nd, 2020


The guys break down the appeal of Netflix’s latest true crime sensation, Tiger King. Then Steve and John discuss a few recent theatrical movies that you can now screen at home: The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and The Way …

Ep. 248-Quarantine Catchup

March 24th, 2020


The guys practice social distancing like responsible adults and record a phone episode of the show, featuring a discussion of how Covid-19 has …

Ep. 247-Looking Back at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards

February 17th, 2020


Musical performances of various quality! Heartfelt speeches! Parasite’s big win! Ronald, Steve, and John are here to discuss this year’s Oscar telecast before we all agree to never talk about it again.

Ep. 246-Top Films of 2019

January 24th, 2020


Ronald, Steve, and John discuss their favorite films from last year. This is them. This is how they win.

Ep. 245-TeeVee SchmeeVee XI: Best Shows of 2019

January 17th, 2020


It’s been a great year for television, or serialized storytelling, or streaming content, or whatever you want to call the stuff you watch on your …

Ep. 244-Skywalker, Schmywalker

December 26th, 2019


The guys take a look at the current state of Star Wars in light of the recent release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, a sprawling film that caps the sequel trilogy and marks the end of the first phase of the …

Ep. 243-Holiday, Schmoliday 2019

December 6th, 2019


Steve, Ronald, and John look back at the show's weirdest year, taking time to celebrate the high points—and complain about the low points—of being a …

Ep. 242-The Streaming Gold Rush

November 22nd, 2019


With the arrival of potential Netflix-killers Disney+ and Apple TV+, and with HBO Max just around the corner, the streaming wars are about to get ugly, so thank goodness Ronald, Steve, and John are around to sort …

Ep. 241-Robots, Schmobots

November 11th, 2019


Steve, Ronald, and John take on a good old-fashioned episode topic: Their favorite robots from cinema history. John also catches up on a classic …

Ep. 240-Halloween Grab Bag

October 25th, 2019


It's a triumphant return to your earholes! In this Halloween episode, the guys tackle a gaggle of horror-themed questions, from their favorite …

Ep. 239-Once Upon A Time... In August 2019

August 23rd, 2019


Ronald, Steve, and John react to some recent movie news before hunkering down to discuss the films they've seen recently, including the latest from Quentin Tarantino.

Ep. 238-Trailer Roundup Reunion Show

July 21st, 2019


It's been a minute but Ronald, Steve, and John haven't forsaken you. In this episode the guys reconvene in John's still-unfinished basement to engage in face-to-face conversation about the recently released trailers for …

Ep. 237-Closing the Book on "Game of Thrones"

May 24th, 2019


Now that the ashes have settled on the series finale, it's time for Ronald, Steve, and John to offer some parting thoughts on HBO's "Game of …

Ep. 236-Avengers: Endgame (and Game of Thrones Recap)

May 5th, 2019


After years of hype and preparation, and with the help of the many A-list creatives hired by the MCU, we've finally arrived at the pivotal moment of discovery, when the world will find out... who won the Movie Schmovie …

Ep. 235-Pre-Endgaming the Throne

April 26th, 2019


This weekend, Avengers: Endgame hits theaters and Game of Thrones will air its much touted Battle of Winterfell episode. The possibility for heroic carnage is high. On the eve of finding out what happens in both epic …

Ep. 234-Us

March 31st, 2019


For his follow-up to 2017's surprise hit Get Out, writer/director/producer Jordan Peele broadened the scope, complicated the tone, and amped up the …

Ep. 233-Captain Marvel

March 8th, 2019


Ronald, Steve and John have seen Captain Marvel, the latest installment in the unstoppable MCU saga. This is an origin story that doubles as a space opera (while also serving as a prequel to the existing films in the …

Ep. 232-Oscars Schmoscars 2019

February 27th, 2019


In a year when the shenanigans surrounding the ceremony were making as much news as the movies, Ronald, Steve, and John had to sit down and dissect the 91st Academy Awards. And the podcast goes to... YOU.

Ep. 231-Looking Ahead at 2019

February 8th, 2019


Ronald, Steve, and John take a good, long gander at the movie calendar for February, March, and April, and begin plotting their course. What upcoming releases have us excited? Save the date to listen and find out!

Ep. 230-Top Films of 2018

January 25th, 2019


Deciding which movies are the best is a tough job, especially after a year with as many great ones as 2018 had. It's a brutal enterprise and it takes people of unique focus and vision to see it through. Sadly, you're …

Ep. 229-TeeVee SchmeeVee Part Ten: Best Shows of 2018

January 18th, 2019


The year-end wrap-up continues as Ronald, Steve and John call out a bunch of exemplary television shows from 2018, including new discoveries and returning favorites.

Ep. 228-Two Thousand Late-Teen: A Look at the Year That Was

January 12th, 2019


The guys get stuck in a time loop, chat about home renovations, and ponder the Netflix programming ethos. And that's before diving into their look back at the things that bugged them or pleased them during 2018, mostly …

Ep. 227-Spider-Verse, Schmider-Verse

December 14th, 2018


Ronald, Steve, and John work on their Spider-Nouns as they delve into the latest Sony/Marvel collaboration, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, an …

Ep. 226-Catching Up Is Hard To Do

December 7th, 2018


The stars have aligned and Ronald, Steve, and John are back to update you on some new-ish movies—Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Creed 2, to …

Ep. 225-Horror Movie Kills That Killed

October 26th, 2018


Scary films are known for their inventive kill scenes. Ronald, Steve, and John are picking some favorites. It's such a dangerous topic that they had …

Ep. 224-Candyman, Schmandyman

October 19th, 2018


Ronald, Steve, and John step into the bathroom together and take turns facing the mirror, supposedly saying "Candyman" but actually mumbling things like "Cangymang" and "Canbyman" and hoping nobody else will notice. …

Ep. 223-We're Still Here: Into the Trailer-Verse

October 6th, 2018


Ronald, Steve, and John return when you least expect with a look at the trailers for a handful of big movies coming soon (The Mule, Vice, Rocketman, …

Ep. 222-Big Ol' Ketchup

September 9th, 2018


Thoughts on James Cameron! Complaining about MoviePass! Danny McBride's psycho turn in Arizona! Find out which up-and-coming actor we call BK Broiler! Is BlackkKlansman a triumph for Spike Lee? What about The Happytime …

Ep. 221-Fall Preview 2018

August 24th, 2018


Ronald is sleepy, John's had a little bourbon, and Steve declares one anticipated film "Family as F@#%." It's a mess but if you sift through the …

Ep. 220-This Podcast Will Self-Destruct In 81 Minutes

August 10th, 2018


We need to talk about Kevin. (Feige, that is.) Also, we try to sort out our feelings about the James Gunn situation. Then it's on to a couple of noteworthy recent movies: Ghost Stories, a funny, spooky and very British …

Ep. 219-Epic Ketchup, Summer 2018: Part 2

July 13th, 2018


This is one of those free-range episodes where the description is just a list of topics that Ronald, Steve and John touch on, like the Fred Rogers doc, Won't You Be My Neighbor?; Netflix Originals such as Set It Up, …

Ep. 218-Epic Ketchup, Summer 2018: Part 1

July 6th, 2018


Ronald, Steve and John had a lot to talk about so they recorded a double-wide episode and then broke it down into two digestible parts. In this week's installment, find discussions of how the AMC theater chain plans to …

Ep. 217-The Schmovie Studios Movie Game

June 15th, 2018


As a departure from their boring habit of talking about movies that "exist," Ronald, Steve, and John pretend to be studio heads trying to devise a …

Ep. 216-"Slice of Life" Films with Mike Finazzo

June 1st, 2018


Baltimore-based filmmaker Mike Finazzo retuns to the show for a candid chat about his new movie, Bored in the USA, and a discussion about naturalistic, dialogue-driven movies that focus on relatable human interaction. …

Ep. 215-Solo Schmolo

May 25th, 2018


Didn't we just do this? I'd swear we did. Anyway, in this episode we talk about ...a new Star Wars movie! (It really feels like we just did this.) Of …

Ep. 214-Avengers: Infinity War, Recent News

May 18th, 2018


A nervous nation finally exhales as Ronald, Steve, and John break their silence on Marvel's latest record-breaking hit, Fox's latest round of premature cancellations, and Donald Glover's latest video.

Ep. 213-Summer Preview 2018

April 27th, 2018


Steve, Ronald, and John look at the slate of films coming your way this summer and pick a likely contender from each month.

Ep. 212-6th Annual Schmovie Awards

April 21st, 2018


It's here! The movie awards show that puts all the others to shame. And with a mix of categories new and legendary, a bunch of fun tangents, and just the right amount of pomp, this has a shot at being your favorite …

Ep. 211-Top MCU Moments

March 31st, 2018


Find out which Hulk we like best, which fights are the coolest, which jokes convey the most character, and how John is just like Baron Zemo as the …

Ep. 210-Friends of the Show 2018

March 16th, 2018


Desperate for content because there just aren't that many movies anymore, Ronald, Steve, and John asked listeners and friends for questions. In this episode, they tackle a bunch of them. It's a fun grab-bag of topics. …

Ep. 209-The Catch'emup Paradox

March 2nd, 2018


Ronald, Steve and John catch up on some movie news as well as the films they've been seeing lately. Annihilation, The Greatest Showman, Game Night, Jumanji, The Cloverfield Paradox, Paddington 2, and more!

Ep. 208-Black Panther

February 16th, 2018


Long live the king! Ronald, Steve and John bow before the MCU’s highly-anticipated Black Panther and discuss the many things they enjoyed, and the few things they didn’t, about this cinematic milestone.

Ep. 207-Top Films of 2017

February 2nd, 2018


This is the big one, the episode into which Ronald, Steve and John put waaaay too much thought. So cancel any immediate plans. The guys want to tell …

Ep. 206-Worst Films of 2017

January 26th, 2018


Movies are hard to make. Podcasts, not so much. So it's with all due respect for the cinematic craft that Ronald, Steve and John name the films they saw last year which fell short, misfired, or boasted more than the …

Ep. 205-TeeVee SchmeeVee Episode IX: Best Shows of 2017

January 13th, 2018


Ronald, Steve and John are back from an unplanned break to share their top five TV programs of the year that was.

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Ep. 204-Holiday Schmoliday

December 15th, 2017


It's a festive mashup as Ronald, Steve and John combine their annual "Schmanksgiving" and "Bah Humbug" conversations into a single epic installment …

Ep. 203-Infinity Catchup

December 1st, 2017


The fellas hop on the ol' telephone to flap their dang gums about some newfangled picture shows and a bit of that Hollywood gossip.

Be sure to follow …

Ep. 202.5-Justice League

November 17th, 2017


After four films that are all over the map in terms of critical and audience reception, The DCEU tries to tie it all together with the new long-awaited franken-movie, Justice League. How do earth's greatest heroes fare …

Ep. 202-FMK / GWH

November 10th, 2017


Once again we pull names from the Mongolian shepherd's hat and assess their associated careers. We used to call it FMK, now we call it GWH. Or do we? …

Ep. 201.5-Thor: Ragnarok

November 3rd, 2017


Podcast favorite Taika Waititi has stepped up to the franchise big leagues with the latest entry in the Thor series. Does he survive the studio system with his low-key humor intact? Ronald, Steve, and John are here to …

Ep. 201-Best Horror Movies Since 2012

October 27th, 2017


Happy Halloween! Close friend of the show Lauren Warehime returns to help the guys figure out which horror films released since 2012 are likely to …

Ep. 200-Movies Without A Schmovie

October 13th, 2017


The little podcast that could, just did! Ronald, Steve, and John celebrate the show's 200th episode with a trip down memory lane, followed by a …

Ep. 199.5-Better Watch Out

October 6th, 2017


The fellas take a look at Better Watch Out, a brand new, and very dark, holiday comedy thriller. Steve also got a chance to chat with Ed Oxenbould, …

Ep.199-IT for Brains

September 15th, 2017


The guys run down a few recent bits of movie news and then settle in to geek out about the brand new big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT. Or, …

Ep.198.5-TeeVee SchmeeVee: Bend the KneeVee

September 1st, 2017


As HBO's unavoidable smash hit Game of Thrones wraps up an eventful penultimate season, Ronald, Steve and John share their thoughts on the finale, …

Ep. 198-Schmovie with a Side of SchmeeVee

August 21st, 2017


Ronald and Steve saw Annabelle: Creation. John saw Wind River and Logan Lucky. Everyone saw Game of Thrones. Find out how it all stacks up.

Be sure …

Ep. 197-Detroit, Debtflix, and Dragonstone

August 5th, 2017


Steve, Ronald and John discuss Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow's latest mix of fact and fiction, ponder Netflix's financial model, and catch up on this …

Ep. 196-Game of Phones

July 23rd, 2017


Ronald, Steve and John hop on a call to discuss recent business, lavishing special attention on the Game of Thrones season premiere and the social …

Ep. 195-True Crime Files: Special Podcast Unit

July 7th, 2017


The guys take a look at the recent surge in true crime documentaries, including films, television shows, and podcasts, wondering all the while what it is that makes us crave such grim stories. Or avoid them, as the case …

Ep. 194-Salty Ketchup

June 23rd, 2017


Ronald, Steve and John catch up on Daniel Day-Lewis's retirement announcement, the director shakeup on the Han Solo spinoff film, and recent …

Ep. 193-Soundtrack Schmoundtrack: 1993

June 9th, 2017


Aside from the occasional musical (usually animated), the 90s were a big decade for "Various Artists" soundtrack albums chock-full of would-be radio …

Ep. 192.5-Wonder Woman

June 2nd, 2017


Ronald, Steve and John get tangled up in the lasso of truth and are forced to share their sincere feelings about DC's latest cinematic endeavor, marking the first time everyone's favorite Amazonian princess has toplined …

Ep. 192-2017 Maryland Film Festival Recap & Alien: Covenant

May 22nd, 2017


Ronald, Steve, and John couldn't decide whether to post-op this year's Maryland Film Festival or focus instead on a discussion of Alien: Covenant, so …

Ep. 191-Fast & Furious Overview, Part Two: Fast 2B Furious

May 19th, 2017


Ronald, Steve and John wrap up their extensive look at the Fast & Furious series with discussions of Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), and The Fate of the Furious (2017).

Be sure to …

Ep. 190-Fast & Furious Overview, Part One: The Chronicles of Wild Speed

May 12th, 2017


The time has come for John to catch up on the Fast and Furious phenomenon. In this episode the guys discuss the first four films in the series: The Fast and the Furious (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), The Fast and the …

Ep. 189-Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

May 5th, 2017


The much-anticipated sequel to James Gunn's 2014 triumph, Guardians of the Galaxy, is discussed, with a spoiler section at the end for those who've …

Ep. 188.5-Tangent Schmangent: Summer Movies & The Netflix Model

April 28th, 2017


Enjoy some bonus audio! This segment is an out-take from 188, wherein we discuss what the summer movie season means in 2017 and whether the Netflix …

Ep. 188-Safest Bets of Summer 2017

April 21st, 2017


As they do every year around this time, Ronald, Steve, and John take the long view to name a few anticipated films due in May, June, July and August. …

Ep. 187-FMK: NSFW Vol. 2

April 7th, 2017


Once again, the guys reach into the Mongolian shepherd's hat full of names. It's a second exciting round of FMK, Schmovie-style!

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Ep. 186-5th Annual Schmovie Awards

March 24th, 2017


It's no easy task to produce the world's most respected film awards ceremony, but somehow Ronald, Steve, and John have managed it for half a decade now. New categories! Fresh snack mix! A paper shredder! This year's …

Ep. 185.5-Remake Report: Beauty and the Beast

March 17th, 2017


As follow-up to a recent discussion about remakes, and as part of an ongoing conversation concerning Disney's status as pop culture overlord, the …

Ep. 185-Logan/Kong: Skull Island

March 10th, 2017


Steve, Ronald and John look at a couple of big summer action movies that for some reason came out in the winter: The excellent Logan and the …

Ep. 184-Remake This Now!

February 27th, 2017


Ronald, Steve and John reignite an ongoing debate about the value of remakes as they each choose a few movies from the past that might deserve another go.

Ep. 183-Special Report: Jordan Peele's Get Out

February 24th, 2017


The guys are so excited about Get Out—a racially-charged new horror film written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele—that they had to wedge in a bonus episode about it. See the film and join the discussion! (Note: The …

Ep. 182-Oscar, Schmoscar

February 11th, 2017


Ronald is under self-quarantine due to a nasty cold, so the guys phone it in as they discuss the upcoming Academy Awards broadcast, including some …

Ep. 181-Top Films of 2016

January 27th, 2017


Things always get nervy around Schmovie HQ when it's time to make our annual 'best of' lists, but for some reason, this year we were especially agitated. Our eternal optimism says this is because there were many great …

Ep. 180.5-Shyamalan Update: Split

January 23rd, 2017


It's time to break out your M. Night Shyamalan spreadsheets and add a new row for the increasingly resourceful director's latest, a tricky thriller …

Ep. 180-The Worst Films of 2016

January 20th, 2017


As our nation inaugurates a new Commander-in-Chief, and we all sort through our feelings about that, Ronald, Steve and John swear in a notable new …

Ep. 179-TeeVee SchmeeVee Episode VII: Best Shows of 2016

January 6th, 2017


Gorge yourself on a generous helping of television talk as Ronald, Steve, and John each name their top five shows of the year.

Ep. 178-Bah Humbug, 2016!

December 23rd, 2016


2016 got a lot of hype as being a terrible year for just about everyone, and in this episode the guys do their part to support that idea, with a conversation about stuff that got stuck in their respective craws between …

Ep. 177-Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 20th, 2016


It's that special time of year again: Star Wars season! Ronald, Steve, and John discuss ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, the latest entry in the iconic franchise. Note: The first chunk of the conversation is spoiler-free …

Ep. 176-The Edge of '17: Fall Movie Wrap-Up

December 9th, 2016


The guys get caught up on an array of recent topics, including Gaspar Noé's LOVE, THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, THE ACCOUNTANT, MOANA vs TROLLS, THE ARRIVAL, HBO's WESTWORLD, LOVING, THE HANDMAIDEN, Ronald's thoughts about …

Ep. 175-Schmanksgiving IV: Make America Schmank Again

November 24th, 2016


The tradition continues! Ronald, Steve and John gather together to talk about the things, both movie-related and otherwise, that they're thankful for …

Ep. 174-Emptying the Doc Tank

November 23rd, 2016


You didn't know you needed it but you did: A rundown of some recent documentaries that have caught our attention, including discussions of 13TH, …

Ep. 173-Sleepaway Camp, Schmeepaway Schwamp

November 1st, 2016


Ronald, Steve and John trudge through the entirety of the Sleepaway Camp franchise, starting with the original 1983 film and concluding with 2008’s Return to Sleepaway Camp Movie. It’s a journey of tedium, hilarity and …

Ep. 172-Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation

October 16th, 2016


Ronald, Steve and John try to sort out some complicated feelings regarding actor/director Nate Parker, both in terms of his new film THE BIRTH OF A NATION and his 1999 rape scandal.

Ep. 171.5-A Little Business to Take Care Of

September 30th, 2016


On the eve of Steve's vacation, the guys convene for a brief phone call to announce which horror franchise they'll be suffering through—in it's entirety—for this year's Halloween eppy.

Ep. 171-Animals, Schmanimals, Part 1: Real Life Critters

September 17th, 2016


In this episode—the first installment in a potential trilogy—Ronald, Steve and John look at movies about animals, naming some of their favorite creatures from the silver screen. Most of them are furry; all of them are …

Ep. 170-Summer Wrap-Up/Fall Preview 2016

September 3rd, 2016


The guys discuss recent efforts like DON'T BREATHE and HELL OR HIGH WATER as they bring the curtain down on the summer movie season of 2016, before moving on to pick some anticipated fall films.

Ep. 169-Marvel Schmarvel w/ Jason Conti

August 16th, 2016


Friend of the show Jason Conti joins Ronald, John, and Steve for a few minutes of juvenille NSFW banter (sorry, Jason's mom!) followed by a thorough …

Ep. 168.5-Suicide Squad

August 5th, 2016


Make way for an uncharacteristically somber discussion of Suicide Squad, as Ronald, Steve and John air their collective disappointment with this …

Ep. 168-TeeVee SchmeeVee Part Six: Stranger Things

July 29th, 2016


Finally, Steven Spielberg homage meets Stephen King pastiche in Stranger Things, Netflix's new 1980s-set horror/sci-fi/drama series. Ronald, Steve and John discuss what lies beneath the heavy nostalgia.

Ep. 167-Catch Up, Ronald!

July 22nd, 2016


It's our loopiest episode in a long time, with Ronald showing up late, a chat about the waning relevance of Steven Spielberg's name, an appreciation of the surprisingly emotional indie flick Swiss Army Man, and a …

Ep. 166.6-Ghostbusters

July 15th, 2016


Paul Feig's remake of Ghostbusters, starring a murderer's row of funny women, is out now, and it provides a nice opportunity for Ronald, John and …

Ep. 166-FMK: NSFW

July 8th, 2016


In what may be our most crass episode, based purely on F-word usage, we do a few rounds of F/M/K, except instead of objectifying people, we objectify their careers. The premise is, we draw the names of actors and …

Ep. 165-Conjuring 2 and the State of Modern Horror w/ Brandon Lescure

June 27th, 2016


Standup comic Brandon Lescure drops in to chat about all things horror, including his his short film The Back Page, James Wan's hit sequel The Conjuring 2, and the general state of the genre as it stands today.

Ep. 164-Spring Catchup

June 10th, 2016


After a brief rundown of Spring favorites like The Nice Guys and Green Room, Ronald, Steve and John turn their attention to their most anticipated Summer films.

Ep. 163-Anything But Movies

May 27th, 2016


After five years (FIVE YEARS!!!) in the movie podcast mines, Steve, John, and Ronald take a break from all the film chat to discuss any and everything else, from the show's origins to road rage to Daffy Duck.

Ep. 162-2016 Maryland Film Festival Recap

May 19th, 2016


Looking back on this year's Maryland Film Festival, Ronald, Steve and John discuss a plethora of films, namely: Under The Shadow; Always Shine; High Rise; The Master Cleanse; The Greasy Strangler; Morris From America; …

Ep. 161-Civil War

May 6th, 2016


Your Movie Schmovie Captain America: Civil ͏Wa͏r review is here! In addition we pick the movies that we hope to catch this weekend at the 2016 Maryland Film Festival! Is this one of Marvel’s best? Or just another …

Ep. 160-Films about Artists

April 30th, 2016


It’s always a good time when we get a guest into the Schmovie basement! This time the guys sit down to talk with filmmaker/comedian Mike Finazzo about his seriocomic big screen effort, Wits End, as well as the general …

Ep. 159-Mancub Reunion Special

April 22nd, 2016


Everyone is back in the basement for a catchup episode that touches on political thriller Eye in the Sky, Netflix horror flick Hush, Disney’s …

Ep. 158-Another Phoner

April 17th, 2016


Once again, the guys speak to each other remotely via the wonders of cellular telephone technology as they take questions from listeners and friends. …

Ep. 157-4th Annual Schmovie Awards

April 1st, 2016


For the fourth time, Ronald, Steve and John dole out recognition to deserving films and filmmakers, in what has become, without a trace of doubt, the …

Ep. 156.5-Emergency Episode: Batman v Superman

March 26th, 2016


Driven by necessity to find a way to record remotely, Ronald, Steve and John give you their thoughts on the would-be universe-starter that is Batman …

Ep. 156-Friends of the Show

March 11th, 2016


In this free-form episode, the guys answer movie-related questions from listeners and friends, which leads to a discussion about racism in Hollywood, …

Ep. 155-Looking at the Forward: Spring 2016 Preview

February 26th, 2016


As they do every season or so, Steve, Ronald and John scan the horizon for upcoming films that have promise. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Ep. 154-Tune In, Catch Up, Poop Out

February 13th, 2016


Neither cold weather, nor stomach distress, nor violent coughing fits will stay these podcasters from the swift completion of their appointed duties, …

Ep. 153-Top Films of 2015

January 22nd, 2016


Looking back, 2015 was a normal-sized year, but it had so many great films in it, we had to make a giant-sized episode in order to adequately cover them all. Spend some quantity time with us as we celebrate our faves. …

Ep. 152-The Worst Films of 2015

January 15th, 2016


2015 was a surprisingly strong year for movies, but as always a few stinkers snuck through. In this episode, Ronald, Steve and John name names and give reasons why. It’s time for a little tough love. Visit Movie …

Ep. 151-May The Franchises Be With You

January 9th, 2016


Ronald, Steve and John take a long look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens and talk about the pros and cons of our franchise-filled cinematic future. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Ep. 150-Bah Humbug, 2015!

December 25th, 2015


It’s that magical season when the whole world takes a step back, looks at the year gone by, and says, “Well, that sucked.” Ronald, Steve and John are …

Ep. 149-Pixar Schmixar

December 11th, 2015


It’s an episode 20 years in the making as Steve, Ronald and John rank all sixteen of Pixar’s feature films. This is the definitive word on the beloved animation studio’s output, so LISTEN UP. Visit Movie Schmovie for …

Ep. 148-Schmanksgiving III: The Schmank Awankens

November 26th, 2015


The guys stick to seasonal tradition and give thanks for a few things, movie-related and otherwise, that helped them get through 2015 (so far). Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Ep. 147-TeeVee SchmeeVee V

November 13th, 2015


Set your VCR so you won’t miss Ronald, Steve, and John reminiscing about the recently departed NBC show ‘Hannibal’, and chatting about other current televised favorites. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Ep. 146-Autumnal Catchup

October 31st, 2015


Since our last recording, Ronald has seen a ridiculous amount of movies, John has seen a bunch, and Steve has seen a handful. We try to make sense …

Ep. 145-Horror Movie Assholes: They Had It Coming

October 20th, 2015


Ronald, Steve and John pick their favorite characters from horror films whose gruesome deaths were anticipated and possibly even cheered by the audience. Plus a last-minute walk down memory lane that settles a little …

Ep. 144-Love, Schmovie Style

October 2nd, 2015


In honor of Steve’s nuptials, the guys open up their hearts and speak of their favorite onscreen romances. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Ep. 143-M. Night Schmovielan

September 19th, 2015


M. Night Shyamalan is one of the most divisive ‘name’ directors working today. Track the ups and downs of his career with Ronald, Steve and John, and hear what we think of his latest, The Visit. (Hint: We liked …

Ep. 142-Lord, I Was Born An Amblin Man: Spielberg in the 80's

September 5th, 2015


Steven Spielberg has had a long and storied career, but in the 1980s his name was seemingly plastered on every other movie that came out. Ronald, Steve and John pick through the glut of work associated with the man …

Ep. 141-Summer Wrapup/Fall Preview 2015

August 23rd, 2015


This is one of those double-wide episodes where there’s a lot of ground to cover. The guys catch up on recent films, put the cap on summer, and look forward to the big releases coming between now and the end of the …

Ep. 140-Oh, Go Direct Yourself!

August 7th, 2015


Steve, Ronald and John talk about the best and worst examples of actors directing themselves (and/or directors stepping in front of their own …

Ep. 139-Trainwreck

July 25th, 2015


In this episode, which marks a milestone for one of your hosts, Ronald and Steve chat about Trainwreck, Amy Schumer’s big screen collaboration with …

Ep. 138-Critics, Schmitics

July 10th, 2015


Bob Rose from Bonus Disc pops in to help Ronald, Steve and John name some favorites amongst the films rated 30% and under by Metacritic. Tangents ensue, including more fart talk than usual. Consider it a gift. Visit …

Ep. 137-The Great Summer Swapout of 2015

June 27th, 2015


Oh, me man! These summer movies, with the hype and the carrying on and the pushing and the shoving. Sometimes you need three friends to suggest some alternatives, and in this soon to be legendary episode that’s just …

Ep. 136-Movies of Now-Time

June 20th, 2015


From the then-times to the not-yet-times, humankind’s rich cinematic history is the stuff of legend. In this episode, Ronald, Steve, and John come together to discuss film’s most exciting chapter. The Now-Time. Visit

Ep. 135-Schmad Schmax

May 30th, 2015


We remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land. But most of all, we remember The Road Warrior. The man we called “Max.” And we recorded a podcast about it. Visit for more movie …

Ep. 134-You Were Warned: The Counselor

May 22nd, 2015


Directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy, The Counselor is a strange and sweaty movie with an unbelievable cast. Watch it for yourself and then listen to our spoiler-filled …

Ep. 133-2015 Maryland Film Festival Recap

May 17th, 2015


The Schmovie gang convenes to discuss highlights of this year’s Maryland Film Festival, from docs like BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION and DEEP WEB, to features like DIGGING FOR FIRE and UNCLE KENT 2! …

Ep. 132-A Ramekin of Ketchup

May 8th, 2015


We’ve seen a lot recently, and want you to know about it. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve just talked shop, so it’s good to get it all on the table. Take notes. Visit for more movie news …

Ep. 131-Safest Bets of Summer 2015

May 1st, 2015


“Summer, Summer, Summertime. Time to sit back and unwind.” Will Smith said it, so do it! And you might as well unwind with our flick picks for the Summer of 2015 while you’re at it. Visit

Ep. 130-Cinematic Idiots

April 10th, 2015


We laugh at them. We cringe at times. If we’re being honest, we even relate to them a little bit. They’re the dumbasses, cretins and morons of film, and in this episode, the Schmovie guys pick out some favorites. You’re …

Ep. 129-3rd Annual Schmovie Awards

March 21st, 2015


The Golden Whats? The Os-who-cares? Movie award shows are for dorks. Movie award podcasts, on the other hand… those are a special and necessary part …

Ep. 128-TeeVee SchmeeVee 4: Best Characters of the 21st Century

March 7th, 2015


Once again, the guys turn their attention from the silver screen to those beloved smaller screens they keep at home for a conversation about the best television characters of the 21st century (thus far). Visit

Ep. 127-What We Do In John’s Basement

February 21st, 2015


Welcome to the only movie podcast that’s 10% juice and 90% kick. You know the trio. This time we talk about John Wick, 50 Shades, Kingsman, What We Do in the Shadows, and more. Plus some advice for Johnny Depp. Visit

Ep. 126-The Worst Films of 2014

January 31st, 2015


With the good comes the bad. Join us as we try to warn, or remind, you of the worst films that saw the silver screen in 2014. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Ep. 125-Top 10 Films of 2014

January 19th, 2015


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You know, the time when we get to look back on the year and pick our favorite flicks. Join us as we count …

Ep. 124-Bah Humbug, 2014!

December 26th, 2014


The guys give their annual stink eye to some negative aspects of being a movie fan in 2014, finding time along the way for a passionate defense of perennial underdog Tom Croobs. Visit for …

Ep. 123-A Lot of Phooey

December 20th, 2014


1, 2, 3, GO! In a topsy-turvy catchup eppy, Ronald compares Chris Rock to Keanu Reeves, John makes a walrus face, and Steve joins in on the gossip about Cameron Crowe. Visit for more movie …

Ep. 122-Schmanksgiving II: Still Schmankin'

November 27th, 2014


In what is becoming a yearly tradition, the Schmovie gang celebrates Turkey Day by giving air to the entertainments, snacks, and abstract concepts …

Ep. 121-Catch-up-a-dook-Dook-DOOK!

November 15th, 2014


Nightcrawler. Bad Turn Worse. The Babadook. Dear White People. Blue Ruin. Big Hero 6. Interstellar. Birdman. Yeah, it’s like that. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Ep. 120-Horror Movie Pet Peeves

November 1st, 2014


It’s Halloween, so listen to us Hallo-whine about the most annoying aspects of horror films. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Ep. 119-The Steve Reter Mancrush Special

October 19th, 2014


It’s Catchup-toberfest! Steve, Ronald and John chat about recent films, with a focus on the latest from Steve’s semi-platonic pals, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck. Visit for more movie news and …

Ep. 118 Part Two-Fall Preview

September 27th, 2014


Movie-wise, the last months of the year offer prestigious Oscar bait. They also offer things like Dumb and Dumber To and V/H/S Viral. Find out which projects seem most promising to us. Visit

Ep. 118 Part One-Another Catch-Em-Up

September 20th, 2014


Roger, Stanley and Josh have a lot to talk about, so they decided to record an epic eppy. Part one of two covers an array of small-ish recent films. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Ep. 117.5-Summer Recap III: The Return of Henry

September 10th, 2014


With Steve and Ronald otherwise engaged, only one man can help John wrap up this year’s slate of Summer flicks. One very small, 6-year-old man. Visit

Ep. 117-All the Feels

August 22nd, 2014


At some point or another, we’ve all felt like a character in a movie. On this episode, Steve, Ronald and John dig deep to explore which onscreen entities they relate to most. Visit for more …

Ep. 116-Movies of the Schmovie

August 8th, 2014


It’s not a mustard episode. It’s a catch-up. The fellas run down a ton of late-summer films, giving a little special attention to their new jam, GUARDIANS OF THE MOTHER-LOVIN’ GALAXY.

Ep. 115-Underperformers: More Than Meets The Eye

July 25th, 2014


Steve, Ronald and John pick some favorite films that slipped through the box office cracks (insert: Transformer sound effect). Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Ep. 114-Schmorgasbord

July 14th, 2014


Technical difficulties. Han Solo’s Broken leg. Sausage Party by a French lake. A wealth of flicks. It’s all here, in a jam-packed episode. Visit

Ep. 113-TeeVee SchmeeVee, Part ThreeVee

June 27th, 2014


Circumstances force John to do a little parenting in the middle of a spirited discussion of our current favorite TV shows. Steve and Ronald witness greatness. Visit for more movie news and …

Ep. 112-Tentpoles, Schmentpoles

June 14th, 2014


In an episode focused on big summer films like HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Steve and John show love to Tom Cruise’s great, but underperforming, EDGE OF TOMORROW, and Ronald introduces H2O …

Ep. 111-Catch Up with a Chance of Schmovies

June 1st, 2014


Well, it’s a Catch-Up episode. Have we used all the Ketchup references? Organic Ketchup? Fancy Ketchup? That Green Ketchup? You know the deal; we talk about movies we’ve seen. Visit for more …

Ep. 110.5-Chris LaMartina & Melissa O’Brien

May 23rd, 2014


Director Chris LaMartina and actress Melissa O’Brien stop by to talk about their new midnight movie, Call Girl of Cthulhu, and how they found love …

Ep. 110-2014 Maryland Film Festival Recap

May 16th, 2014


Recap of the 2014 Maryland FIlm Festival. Reviews of CALL GIRL OF CTHULHU, BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE, WHO TOOK JOHNNY, HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and PING PONG SUMMER. Visit for more movie news and …

Ep. 109-Safest Bets of Summer 2014

April 18th, 2014


Save yourself the guesswork and just take our suggestions for the go-to flicks of Summer 2014. We’re talking Apes, Mutants, the Wild West, Dragons, C-Tates, ScarJo and more. Visit for more …

Ep. 108-Plethora Schmethora

April 12th, 2014


It’s been a few weeks, and there’s a plethora of movies to catch up on. We’re talking Captain America: The Winter Solder, Bad Words, The Grand …

Ep. 107-Schmi-Fi

March 28th, 2014


Steve, Ronald and John each try to pick just three favorite Sci-Fi films, a task deemed impossible unless you bend space-time to fit more films within the podcast itself. It can theoretically be done, but DARE WE?!?! 

Ep. 106-Sex, Thrills, and Muppets

March 21st, 2014


Finally some new films! We give the Schmovie treatment to Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1, Veronica Mars, Cheap Thrills, and Muppets Most Wanted.

Ep. 105-2nd Annual Schmovie Awards

March 14th, 2014


It’s official! You now have a new favorite annual awards show – The Schmovie Awards. Join us the for 2nd Annual Schmovie Awards, and know what it is to appreciate the many films of 2013. 

Ep. 104-2014 Oscars Recap

March 8th, 2014


After chatting up a few recently-viewed films, Steve, Ronald and John bat cleanup on Hollywood’s big night. 

Ep. 103-Hold Up/Wait for It/G’ahead

February 21st, 2014


Scales? Grades? Stars? Child’s Play! This is the real deal, and you now have a surefire way to gauge your choice in film. Join us as we catch up on a lot of newness. 

Ep. 102-Cinematic Crushes

February 15th, 2014


Friend-of-the-show Lauren joins the guys once again, this time for a special Valentine’s Day episode where we choo-choo-choose our early on-screen sweethearts.

Ep. 101-Worst of 2013

February 8th, 2014


Air is cleared and hearts are unburdened as Ronald, Steve, and John give the stink eye to some of 2013’s lowlights.

Ep. 100.5-Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 7th, 2014


The Schmovie guys share their thoughts on the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and remember his greatest moments on the screen. 

Ep. 100-Suckers Schmuckers

January 31st, 2014


As the little podcast that could hits the century mark, the Schmovie gang takes a moment to ponder some films, genres and clichés that get us every …

Ep. 099-Here’s Looking at You, 2014

January 25th, 2014


After that end-of-year amazingness, we find ourselves looking cautiously forward to the first few months of a New Year. Listen in to hear the films we’re betting on in the first quarter.

Ep. 098-Top 10 Films of 2013

January 18th, 2014


You see that runtime? That can mean only one thing …the best films of the year! Join us as we count down our favorites, and take a listen to what our listeners had to say as well. 

Ep. 097.5-Henry Looks Back on 2013

January 10th, 2014


We Schmovie Boys maintain a childlike fascination with cinema, but we’ve got nothing on this guy. Henry picks his favorite flicks of 2013. 

Ep. 097-American Hustle/The Wolf of Wall Street

December 27th, 2013


Reviews of David O. Russell’s AMERICAN HUSTLE and Martin Scorsese’s THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

Ep. 096-Bah Humbug! 2013

December 20th, 2013


It’s that time of year again; the time we get to sit down and complain about anything, and everything, we deem necessary. Join us for our biggest “Bah Humbug!” moments of 2013.

Ep. 095-The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

December 14th, 2013


A review of Francis Lawrence’s THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. Discussions on Paul Greengrass’ CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA and J.C. …

Ep. 094-Soundtrack Schmoundtrack: 1994

December 7th, 2013


Take a listen as we count down our favorite songs from the soundtracks of 1994. 

Ep. 093-Frozen/Inside Llewyn Davis

November 30th, 2013


Reviews of Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee’s FROZEN and Joel & Ethan Coen’s INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. 

Ep. 092-Schmanksgiving

November 23rd, 2013


This time it’s personal. On a very special Thanksgiving episode, Movie Schmovie shows a little gratitude. 

Ep. 091-Thor: The Dark World

November 15th, 2013


Join us as we discuss Blockbuster’s closing moments, Netflix’s current headlines, and a review of Alan Taylor’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD. 

Ep. 090-We Are What We Are (2013)/12 Years A Slave

November 1st, 2013


Reviews of Jim Mickle’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (2013) and Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE. 

Ep. 089-Horror Movie Heroes

October 26th, 2013


Horror films are a strange place to look for role models, but we found a few. Here’s to the characters who go through hell for our entertainment. 

Ep. 088-One-Character Films/Quick Ritz

October 18th, 2013


This week we single out our favorite movies with one character and then finish up with some snack-sized reviews. 

Ep. 087-Prisoners/Gravity

October 11th, 2013


Reviews of Denis Villeneuve’s PRISONERS and Alfonso Cuarón’s GRAVITY. 

Ep. 086-TeeVee SchmeeVee 2.0: Breaking Bad

October 5th, 2013


We sift through the ashes of the superlab to choose our favorite moments from Breaking Bad. Surprising no one, chaos ensues.

Ep. 085-Actor Jail

September 20th, 2013


An actor’s freedom to choose roles is a privilege, not a right. This week, Movie Schmovie rounds up some career offenders and tries to save them from …

Ep. 084-Safest Bets of Fall 2013

September 14th, 2013


You smell that? No, not the Pumpkin Spice. I’m talking about the sweet smell of quality, and hope. Good movies are in our future. Join us as we discuss the Safest Bets of Fall 2013.

Ep. 083-Summer Schmummer: 2013 Recap

September 6th, 2013


Was the summer movie season of 2013 a bonanza or a bust? The answer is complicated. Let us help.

Ep. 082-The Spectacular Now/Teen Films

August 31st, 2013


Review of James Ponsoldt’s THE SPECTACULAR NOW. Discussion on our picks for the Top Teen Films of All Time. 

Ep. 081-Score Schmore

August 24th, 2013


In a very tuneful episode, the Schmovie Boyz train their ears on the best music composed for movies since the turn of the century (2000-2013). 

Ep. 080-Kick-Ass 2/Lovelace/The Iceman/The Act of Killing

August 16th, 2013


Reviews of Jeff Wadlow’s KICK-ASS 2, Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s LOVELACE, Ariel Vromen’s THE ICEMAN and Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE ACT OF KILLING.

Ep. 079-Topic Thunder

August 11th, 2013


Mud. Blackfish. Fruitvale Station. Only God Forgives. Superman vs. Batman. International Box Office. So many topics, so little time. 

Ep. 078.5-Memo Schmemo

August 4th, 2013


Quick bits on James Mangold’s THE WOLVERINE and Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES. From three parts of the world, this is … Memo Schmemo. 

Ep. 078-Feelgood Schmeelgood

July 28th, 2013


In this very special episode of Movie Schmovie, we chat about the films and scenes that make us feel a little squishy inside, but in the best way. This is … Feelgood Schmeelgood.

Ep. 077-Pacific Rim/The Conjuring

July 20th, 2013


Reviews of Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM and James Wan’s THE CONJURING. 

Ep. 076-Villain Schmillain

July 14th, 2013


What’s a great hero without a worthy opponent? We asked ourselves the same question, and then came up with our favorite movie villains of all time. This is … Villain Schmillain.

Ep. 075.5-Schmoviefone

July 6th, 2013


It’s been a bit since we checked in, so we thought we’d phone in some Mighty Minute Breakdowns of today’s newest film releases. This is … Schmoviefone.

Ep. 075-So Badd, It’s Goodd!

June 22nd, 2013


Movies so badd, that they not only earn the extra “d,” but are also kind of good … in the worst possible way of course.

Ep. 074-This Is The End

June 13th, 2013


Review of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s THIS IS THE END, and a discussion on our picks for the best “celebrities as themselves” on film. 

Ep. 073-TeeVee SchmeeVee

June 8th, 2013


This week the Schmovie Boys are back in town and staying on the couch. Join us as we flip around the dial and discuss our current favorite TV shows. We also look back on Southland and The Office and sort out the …

Ep. 072-Frances Ha/Star Trek Into Darkness/The Great Gatsby/Fast & Furious 6

June 1st, 2013


Reviews of Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA, J.J. Abrams’ STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY, and Justin Lin’s FAST & FURIOUS 6.

Ep. 071-2013 Maryland Film Festival Recap

May 19th, 2013


Recap of the 2013 Maryland FIlm Festival. Reviews of DRINKING BUDDIES, DOWNLOADED, HIT & STAY, V/H/S/2, PRINCE AVALANCHE, and WILLOW CREEK.

Ep. 070-Upstream Color/The Place Beyond the Pines/Iron Man 3

May 11th, 2013


Reviews of Shane Carruth’s UPSTREAM COLOR, Derek Cianfrance’s THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, and Shane Black’s IRON MAN 3. 

Ep. 069-Safest Bets of Summer 2013

May 3rd, 2013


Have you looked at the list of amazing-ness coming out this summer? Crazy, right? Overwhelmed? Us too! Join us as we discuss the Safest Bets of Summer 2013.

Ep. 068-Pain & Gain

April 26th, 2013


A review of Michael Bay’s PAIN & GAIN. Discussions on Zach Braff’s WISH I WAS HERE Kickstarter campaign, Todd Berger’s IT’S A DISASTER, Ben Wheatley’s SIGHTSEERS, and Joseph Kosinski’s OBLIVION. 

Ep. 067-Movies We Should Love, But Don’t

April 12th, 2013


A discussion on those sacred titles we really should love, but don’t. From cinematic classics to modern box office hits, these are the ones that …

Ep. 066-Room 237/Evil Dead (2013)

April 6th, 2013


Reviews of Rodney Ascher’s ROOM 237 and Fede Alvarez’s EVIL DEAD (2013).

Ep. 065-BOOM! Roasted.

March 23rd, 2013


Discussions on Chan-wook Park’s STOKER, Seth Gordon’s IDENTITY THIEF, and Sam Raimi’s OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.

Ep. 064-1st Annual Schmovie Awards

March 9th, 2013


With the Academy Awards in our rearview, the time has come to separate the best from the rest. Join us for the 1st Annual Schmovie Awards … the ones that really matter.

Ep. 063-Oscar Recap

March 2nd, 2013


The Oscars have come and gone, and now we get to tell you what we thought of the night’s festivities.

Ep. 062-Epic Reunion

February 23rd, 2013


Coming off a brief hiatus, we joined forces to get caught up on what we’ve seen since last episode – some good, some bad, some just exist. Discussions include SAFE HAVEN, THE AMERICAN SCREAM, THE PACT, THE IMPOSTER, …

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