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Not Just a Movie

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If you're like us, you can't stand it when people say, ''it's JUST a movie!'' At NJAM, we love in-depth (but fun!) discussions of cinema and TV that aim to give the art form the respect it deserves.

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Some Kind of Monster

August 14th, 2019

We get the band back together to discuss the Berlinger + Sinofsky 2004 rockumentary, Some Kind of Monster.

The Sopranos, Season 6A (GUEST: Kristen Wuest)

November 29th, 2018

The crew gets back together to discuss Season 6A of The Sopranos.


May 24th, 2018

Timmie, Mike, and Ryan discuss the 1996 Coen Brothers classic, Fargo.

The Sopranos, Season 5 (GUEST: Kristen Wuest)

April 27th, 2018

Your favorite crew is back to break down Season 5 of The Sopranos.

Citizen Kane

March 27th, 2018

NJAM continues their run of cinema classics, breaking down one of the most famous films of all time.

The Sopranos, Season 4 (GUEST: Kristen Wuest)

February 28th, 2018

NJAM gets the band back together to break down The Sopranos, Season 4.


January 4th, 2018

NJAM discusses Ingmar Bergman's psychological drama masterpiece, Persona (1966).

Slow Burn Horror (GUEST: Cailyn Bruno)

October 26th, 2017

NJAM welcomes back Cailyn Bruno to discuss their favorite horror sub-genre.

The Sopranos, Season 3 (GUEST: Kristen Wuest)

August 14th, 2017

The gang returns to break down Season 3 and Timmie can't stop trashing Jackie Jr.

All About Eve

May 26th, 2017

Fasten your seatbelts and join Timmie, Mike, and Ryan as they discuss the 1950 classic, All About Eve.

The Sopranos, Season 2 (GUEST: Kristen Wuest)

February 28th, 2017

Timmie, Mike, and Ryan are back with special guest, Kristen Wuest, to discuss The Sopranos Season 2.  Clearly this show is not dead to us!

Die Hard

December 28th, 2016

Timmie, Ryan, and Mike go back almost 30 years to talk about a holiday fan favorite, Die Hard (1988).  Does it stand the test of time? Is it a …

The Sopranos, Season 1 (GUEST: Kristen Wuest)

December 1st, 2016

You woke up this morning, got yourself a Sopranos podcast. Joined by returning co-host Mike Bruno and special guest (and Sopranos superfan) Kristen Wuest, NJAM breaks down Season 1 of your favorite American crime TV …


October 29th, 2016

Timmie and Ryan are back for a very spooky and psychotic Halloween episode.  Listen as they delve into the 1960 Hitchcock classic, Psycho and the 1998 remake.  Which is more scary?  You be the judge.

On The Waterfront

August 24th, 2016

Timmie, Ryan and Mike catch up on an old classic, On the Waterfront, and discuss everything from The Actor's Studio, Marlon Brando's mumblecore …

TV Pilots: Comedy Edition

July 20th, 2016

NJAM gets crazy into TV Pilots...again! Join Timmie, Ryan  and Mike as they discuss some of their favorite comedy pilots both old and new.  How do …

The Room

March 16th, 2016

Oh hai audience!  Don't worry about it.  Timmie and Mike delight in a discussion about one of their favorite cult classics, The Room (2003).  And …


February 10th, 2016

Timmie and Mike are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore!  Tune in for their discussion on the classic satire, Network, a film that's so much more than its famous tagline...

Top 10 Films of 2015

January 27th, 2016

Timmie and Mike love lists!  Tune in for our top films of 2015, an apology from Mike about Other Space, and which was more boring: Brooklyn or The …

Top 10 TV Shows of 2015

January 13th, 2016

Happy New Year! Timmie and Mike ring in 2016 by revealing their top 10 tv picks of 2015 to one another on air.  Timmie tries to convince Mike that Other Space and Yahoo Screen are real.

Humbug Holiday

December 23rd, 2015

Timmie and Mike discuss their lack of Holiday spirit and favorite alternative holiday movies.  As a bonus, Mike interviews Timmie about Star Wars: …

Little Miss Sunshine

November 25th, 2015

Timmie is joined by Ryan for a special Thanksgiving week episode!  Listen in as they talk about one of their favorite independent family comedies.  They're so in sync on this, they may even finish each …

Mark Duplass

November 11th, 2015

Timmie and Mike go for the superbowl of episodes as they focus on actor/director/writer/producer/mumblecore staple/indie champion Mark Duplass.  Look out for this guy!

A Brief History of Horror

October 28th, 2015

Happy Halloween from NJAM! Timmie and Mike take you through a haunting tour of horror classics of the past and present.  Just in time for the spookiest night of the year.  As a bonus, stay tuned to find out how well …

AI, Cyborgs and Androids Oh My: Blade Runner / Ex Machina

October 7th, 2015

In a society where machines live among us...Timmie and interim cohost Mike Bruno chat about Replicants, Androids, Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac and much much more.  Grab your Turing test and trench coats kids!

3 Films We Need To Talk About: Donnie Darko, American Beauty, Magnolia (GUEST: Mike Bruno)

September 23rd, 2015

Welcome back to 3 Films We Need to Talk About! Timmie and Ryan are joined by interim cohost & friend of the show, Mike Bruno.  Tune in to hear their discussion on 3 contemporary Americana films: Donnie Darko, …

How About Documentaries? (GUEST: Neil Berkeley)

September 10th, 2015

We love docs! Neil Berkeley, of Beauty is Embarrassing (2012) and Harmontown (2014) fame, joins Timmie and Ryan to talk about the documentary form. Tune in to hear their take on the subject, and some personal favorite …

NJAM Remix: Dan Harmon’s Story Structure

August 19th, 2015

REMIX Time! We spliced our two Dan Harmon Story Structure volumes together. Listen in as Ryan, Michael, and Timmie take you through Harmon's story …

Girls, Season 1

August 5th, 2015

Girls, Girls, Girls... is all Timmie and Ryan have been watching.  Tune in for our first installment on Season 1 as we talk connections, backlash, feminism, favorites, and life lessons.  Are you "the ladies" or not?

The Criterion Collection

July 23rd, 2015

Cinephiles drool over it and directors dream of making it... to the one, the only, Criterion Collection! Join Timmie and Ryan as they dissect this …

Full Metal Jacket

July 8th, 2015

I don't know what I've been told, Full Metal Jacket is mighty bold! Timmie and Ryan return to their one movie analysis episode style to discuss …

Ewan McGregor

June 24th, 2015

Timmie and Ryan introduce a new series of episodes on actors!  Starting off with Scottish favorite, Ewan McGregor just seemed so right.  We've been …

TV Pilots: Drama Edition

June 10th, 2015

NJAM gets crazy into TV Pilots! Join Timmie and Ryan as they revisit their favorite "Modern Classics" and try to discover what makes a good first episode. Have they learned something?  And what show did they keep …

Organized Crime Vol. 1 (GUESTS: Mike and Cailyn Bruno)

May 27th, 2015

NJAM loves crime! Timmie and Ryan welcome back Mike and Cailyn Bruno to discuss Organized Crime, Italian Mob style.  Listen as we talk Public Enemy (1931), The Godfather I & II, & Goodfellas!  We're gonna give …

Freaks and Geeks

May 13th, 2015

Feeling Retro? Timmie and Ryan travel back in time to discuss a Feig and Apatow classic from 1999, Freaks and Geeks. Grab your green army jacket, and …

3 Films We Need To Talk About: All That Jazz, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Whiplash

April 15th, 2015

Can we talk to you for second? Timmie and Ryan introduce a new NJAM series, 3 Films We Need To Talk About! Listen as they compare and contrast 3 favorite films -- musical style -- on this first edition.  It's showtime …

Wes Anderson

April 1st, 2015

Since 3 previous episodes weren't enough, Timmie and Ryan join together to discuss a favorite director and auteur, Wes Anderson.  Join us for a celebration of artistry, humor, and whimsy, as we look at Anderson and his …

Rebroadcast: “NJAM Classics” A Clockwork Orange

March 18th, 2015

NJAM Classics are back, introducing you to older episodes you may have missed.  Join Timmie and Ryan as they revisit Ep. #3, a discussion of Stanley …

Women In Cinema: Writer-Director-Actor Triple Threats

March 4th, 2015

Riding high off of the Oscars, Timmie and Ryan discuss one of their favorite topics, Women in Cinema volume 2 style. Last time we talked about the …

Oscar Race 2015 (GUEST: Gordon Burkell of The Cutting Room)

February 18th, 2015

You asked for it, and now it's finally here: Timmie and Ryan are joined in the studio by Gordon Burkell of The Cutting Room.  What follows is an …

“Implosion of the Hollywood System” Vol. 2

February 4th, 2015

NJAM is back in business!  Timmie and Ryan continue their journey through Hollywood History before landing in the present.  Are the studios dying? …

“Implosion of the Hollywood System” Vol. 1

January 21st, 2015

You're gonna be in Pictures, see! Join Timmie and Ryan as they delve into the beginnings of the studio system, Adolf Zukor, and Vertical Integration. …

A Filmmaker’s Guide to Lord of the Rings (GUEST: Marsh Chamberlain)

January 7th, 2015

Welcome back to Middle Earth! On this first episode of Season 3, Timmie, Ryan and special guest, Marsh Chamberlain, revisit The Lord of the Rings Trilogy from a filmmaker's perspective.  Get ready for some scene study, …

Peter Jackson | Lord of the Rings (GUEST: Liza Marie Johnston-Siegel)

December 24th, 2014

NJAM simply can't celebrate the holiday season without Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy! Join Timmie, Ryan and returning guest, Liza Marie …

Gritty New York Films

November 26th, 2014

Start off your holiday season with Timmie and Ryan as they discuss their personal list of gritty New York films. What is grit? And how many of these …

The Reality of Space (INTERVIEW: Anthony Salvo)

November 19th, 2014

In this companion piece to our Appeal of Space Movies episode, Ryan interviews his longtime friend (and aerospace engineer), Anthony Salvo, about the influence of Star Wars, bad movie science, and humanity's actual …

The Appeal of Space Movies (GUEST: Joe Perchiacca)

November 12th, 2014

On this intergalactic 50th episode, Timmie and Ryan are joined by friend of the show, Joe Perchiacca, to discuss the appeal of space movies. Listen, …

Fall 2014 Releases

November 5th, 2014

What comes to mind when you think Autumn?  That's right, lots of new movies in theaters! Join Timmie and Ryan as they discuss their fav flicks of Fall 2014.  What are you most excited about?

Zombies!!! (GUESTS: Mike and Cailyn Bruno)

October 22nd, 2014

On this spooky special episode, Timmie and Ryan are joined by returning guests Mike and Cailyn Bruno, who love zombies just as much as true crime! Listen as the gang discusses the zombie craze throughout film, and some …

Rebroadcast: The Shining (GUEST: Monica Daniel)

October 8th, 2014

Who gets tired of The Shining? Not NJAM!  Timmie and Ryan present a brand new intro to our classic episode about Kubrick's masterpiece.  Originally released as episode #28, The Gang is joined by special guest, Monica …

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