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The Picture Show with Austin and Phil Rood

80 EpisodesProduced by Phillip RoodWebsite

Phil and Austin Rood are a father and son who watch and discuss a lot of movies, so they decided to bring their discussions to the mic. Listen as they both bring movies to the table and their reactions and analyses to each other.

80 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Phil and David Talk About Barry

May 10th, 2022


David Luzader from Hit Me One More Time and Phil got together to discuss the start of Season 3 of one of their favorite TV shows, HBO's Barry.  Hear their thoughts on the show and make sure you check out David's show …

68-Let's Grow Moustaches(Death on the Nile)

May 9th, 2022


Austin and Phil were looking forward to some vacation time now that the season is coming to an end, but wouldn't you know it, someone ended up …

67-Let's Find A Dead Body(Stand By Me)

May 2nd, 2022


This week, Austin and Phil follow the train tracks into the woods chasing down rumors of a dead body.  Along the way they confront truths about their …

66-Let's Have A Baby(Juno)

April 25th, 2022


Austin and Phil drink their weight in Sunny D and take pregnancy tests this week... they were both negative, but only one of the pair has negative things to say about this week's movie: 2007's Juno.  They talk about …

65-Let's Go To Haiti(The Serpent and the Rainbow)

April 18th, 2022


Austin and Phil forget everything they learned in their Ivy League anthropology courses and travel from the Amazon to Haiti befriending mystical …

64-Let's Make A Movie While Quarantined(The Bubble)

April 11th, 2022


Despite the pandemic raging on across the globe, Austin and Phil put their own safety on the line in order to bring entertainment to the masses.  It …

63-Let's Look In Our Hearts(Miller's Crossing)

April 4th, 2022


This week, Austin and Phil put on the fedoras and trenchcoats, pick up their tommy guns, and set out into the ultra violent gang war that is …

62-Let's Hope We Get Pardoned(Miracle in Cell No7)

March 28th, 2022


This week, Austin and Phil ran into some legal issues that landed them in a Turkish military prison.  Not to worry though, because their new friends …

61-Let's Be Avenging Spirits(Lady Snowblood)

March 21st, 2022


Austin and Phil travel to Japan to train to be fierce warriors.  But before they roll themselves down a mountain in barrels, they took some time to …

60-Let's Take This To Court(Marriage Story)

March 14th, 2022


Austin and Phil are hiring lawyers and heading to court to decide who owns the majority of this podcast, but before they did that they watched the 2019 drama Marriage Story.  The guys talk about the incredible cast, the …

A Very VERY Special Episode-The Batman

March 12th, 2022


Austin and Phil ventured out of the cave and into their local multiplex to see The Batman.  They haven't had this much to say about a movie since …

59-Let's Believe Our Own Bulls#!t (Nightmare Alley)

March 7th, 2022


Step right up, step right up! See the duo who have entertained tens of people across the globe as they attempt to deconstruct the most horrific carnival story since that time that Austin ate three funnel cakes before …

58-Let's Cook With Fungus(Phantom Thread)

February 28th, 2022


Austin and Phil learn the perfect recipe for slowing down this week from watching Paul Thomas Anderson's 2017 film Phantom Thread  The guys talk …

57-Let's Take In A Stray(The Professional)

February 21st, 2022


Austin and Phil get to know their neighbors this week when they take a look at the 1994 insanity fueled action crime drama with two names: (Leon:) The Professional.  The guys discuss how this movie has aged, the film's …

56-Let's Orchestrate a Coup(Once Upon a Time In Mexico)

December 20th, 2021


Aus and Phil finish their trip to Mexico on a high note, by watching the 2003 film Once Upon A Time In Mexico. The final installment in the Mariachi Trilogy proves to be a great movie to end the season on as it provides …

55-Let's Bring In A New Cast(Desperado)

December 13th, 2021


Somewhere in a small border town, Austin and Phil are drinking cheap beer in dirty glasses as they talk about the biggest Mexican action movie they've ever seen:  1995's Desperado.  The guys talk about how Robert …

54-Let's Find Our Guitar Case(El Mariachi)

December 6th, 2021


This week, Phil and Austin head south of the border with just a few dollars and a guitar case full of puns as they kick off their last trilogy of the …

53-Let's Come Out of Retirement(The Dark Knight Rises)

November 15th, 2021


Austin and Phil return once more to Gotham City to take care of its newest threat:  A million ideas with no follow-up at all.  The guys talk about …

The Midnight Writers

November 11th, 2021


Earlier this year, Phil participated in the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay competition.  He was invited to join fellow writers Derek and Keith of Pop …

52-Let's Be Serious(The Dark Knight)

November 8th, 2021


Aus and Phil talk about the 2008 comic book masterpiece "The Dark Knight" on this week's episode.  They discuss Ledger's performance, the themes of …

51-Let's Be Theatrical Ninjas(Batman Begins)

November 1st, 2021


Aus and Phil fake their deaths and run to the Himalayas where they planned to become crime-fighting ninjas... until they found a tv and a blu-ray of this week's movie.  They watched Batman Begins to kick off the …

50-Let's Take the Bus Instead(Train to Busan)

October 25th, 2021


(Train to Busan review starts at 24:00)

Austin and Phil pat themselves on the back for reaching 50 episodes of the podcast before launching into a quick review of Halloween Kills (spoilers) before getting to their main …

Let's Hear From Our Listeners

October 22nd, 2021


We did this quick episode to address some of the feedback we've gotten about our coverage of the Evil Dead franchise.  The incredible Corey Scott sends us a DM about the parallels between Ash and Marty McFly, then we …

49-Let's Shop SMart(Army of Darkness)

October 18th, 2021


Aus and Phil finish off the Evil Dead trilogy with Army of Darkness.  The guys talk about what does and doesn't work in this installment, Raimi's …

Let's Talk With J-F Dubeau

October 13th, 2021


Another Very Special Episode of the Picture Show finds Austin and Phil sitting down to talk with author, artist, podcaster, and Canadian J-F Dubeau.  The guys talk to J-F about his upcoming novel Song of the Sandman, …

48-Let's Try This Again(Evil Dead 2)

October 11th, 2021


Austin and Phil return to the woods to hang out in a cabin and listen to a super bizarre book on tape while checking out the Sam Raimi sequel Evil Dead II.  The guys talk about how this movie levels up over the …

Let's Talk with Amy Frost

October 6th, 2021


Join us for a very special episode as Austin and Phil sit down for a conversation with "hobby magpie" Amy Frost (aka  @Daniora ).  Amy tells the guys of her theatrical roots and how that has led her to where she is now …

47-Let's Party Down(The Evil Dead)

October 4th, 2021


Aus and Phil take a look at 1981's cult classic horror film The Evil Dead.  The guys talk about the career of Sam Raimi and his Oldsmobile, indie …

46 Let's Finish What We Started (War for the Planet of the Apes)

September 27th, 2021


Austin and Phil break down the final chapter of the Apes trilogy, review the series overall, and discuss what comes next for this Planet of Apes. 

45-Let's Say You Want a Revolution(Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

September 20th, 2021


Austin and Phil dive into the second of the Apes prequel trilogy with 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  The guys talk about building societies, compelling villains, awards for mo-cap and stunt performers, and Gary …

44-Let's Adopt a Chimp(Rise of the PotA)

September 13th, 2021


Austin and Phil kick off Season 3 by jumping into their first trilogy with Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  The guys talk about the movie's relationship to the original Planet of the Apes, the complex character of …

Season 3 Preview Extravaganza

August 16th, 2021


Austin and Phil catch up on what they did over their summer break, discuss their plans for Season 3 of the podcast, and give probably their best acting performances ever as they do a dramatic reading of a scene from

43-Let's Review Season2

July 12th, 2021


Austin and Phil take a look back at the last 20 movies they watched for the show.  It's a reflection of what they loved, didn't love, was new to them, or that they've changed their opinions on in Season 2 of The Picture …

42-Let's Take Guitar Lessons(Kubo and the Two Strings)

July 5th, 2021


This week, Aus and Phil find themselves exploring their family heritage and the secret origin of guitar strings by watching the 2016 animated adventure film Kubo and the Two Strings.  The guys talk about Laika Studios, …

41-Let's Fend For Ourselves(A Series of Unfortunate Events)

June 28th, 2021


Aus and Phil take travel to a nondescript time and place that's a little bit Victorian, a little bit steampunk, and very strange... 2004... they go to 2004 and revisit the Nickelodeon Studios film A Series of …

40-Let's Make a Drug Deal(True Romance)

June 21st, 2021


This week, the guys kill a pimp to punish him for being a white guy with dreadlocks, steal his drugs and take off to California... then they watched a movie and talked about it for an insanely long time.  Aus and Phil …

39-Let's Spiral Into Darkness(Inside)

June 14th, 2021


Aus and Phil confined themselves to a single room for an hour and a half so they can create the most brilliant piece of art in years... it did not work.  But they did manage to talk about a case where it did work and so …

38-Let's Try This Again(Tenet)

June 7th, 2021


Phil and Austin go back a few days to when they watched Tenet for the first time to explore how they feel about it.  They talk about the places they each found challenging with the film, the brilliant portrayal of being …

37-Let's Find a Reputable Daycare(Cargo)

May 24th, 2021


This week, Phil searches for a proper movie to leave Austin in the care of as they track across a wasteland full of zombies and psychopaths while …

A Very Special Episode: Godzilla Vs Kong

May 17th, 2021


This week, Aus and Phil and Millie Bobby Brown (okay not really) uncover a vast conspiracy using all their podcasting skills- and Godzilla is at the center of it all. Listen to hear our quick takes on one of the biggest …

36-Let's Meet the Neighbors(My Neighbor Totoro)

May 10th, 2021


after figuring out which of their cats would make the best bus, Austin and Phil settle in for a discussion about Hayao Miyazaki's 1988 animated …

Not An Episode

May 3rd, 2021


Listen to this episode for an explanation of why there is no episode this week

35-Let's Go Home(Gravity)

April 26th, 2021


Aus and Phil are the sole survivors of a tidal wave of space garbage and they're struggling to get home.  Phil keeps playing country music and …

34-Let's Beat Our Chests(Kong: Skull Island)

April 19th, 2021


Austin and Phil lead an expedition to a legendary island full of monsters and horrors the likes of which we've... seen a few times before in one form …

33-Let's Stay Put(IO)

April 12th, 2021


This week, Austin and Phil are the only people on Earth... who watched the movie IO.  They settle in for a dark and depressing look at humanity, the …

32-Let's Hustle(Kung Fu Hustle)

April 5th, 2021


Aus and Phil take a trip to 1940s Shanghai for some martial arts shenanigans with Stephen Chow's 2004 comedy action film Kung Fu Hustle.  They talk about the brilliant crossroads between cartoonish comedy and legitimate …

31-Let's Get the Hell Out of Here(Dunkirk)

March 29th, 2021


Austin and Phil sit down this week for Christopher Nolan's 2017 war film Dunkirk.  They talk about Nolan's bizarre timeline, why we never learned …

30-Let's Continue to Bend(Legend of Korra Book 3)

March 22nd, 2021


Austin and Phil go back to the world of benders and explore the third season of The Legend of Korra.  They talk about the season as a sort of reboot, the next level of animation for the series, and the fantastic villain …

29-Let's Find Salvation(Road to Perdition)

March 15th, 2021


Austin and Phil examine their father-son relationship as they hit the road and run for their lives... no, they're not dodging mob assassins or seeking vengeance for their murdered family, they're instead trying to find …

28-Let's Build a Spaceship(The Astronaut Farmer)

March 8th, 2021


Austin and Phil hunker down in the studio and build the impossible:  a podcast about the film The Astronaut Farmer.  The guys talk about the bizarre tone of this movie, the clunky execution of an interesting idea, and …

27-Let's Confront Our Emotions(Where the Wild Things Are)

March 1st, 2021


Austin and Phil take a trip to the center of their psyches this week by watching 2009's Where the Wild Things Are.  They break down the deep emotional and artistic meanings behind the simple children's story, the …

26-Let's Be More Outgoing(Eighth Grade)

February 22nd, 2021


This week Austin and Phil watched Bo Burnham's 2017 comedy drama/exploration of adolescence Eighth Grade.  The guys discuss the timelessness of the …

25-Let's Go To Sunday School(The Book of Eli)

February 15th, 2021


Austin and Phil hit the road to salvation this week as they dig into the 2010 post-apocalyptic film The Book of Eli.  The guys get off in the weeds about religion and spirituality and the struggles that these things may …

24-Let's Consider All The Evidence(12 Angry Men)

February 8th, 2021


Austin and Phil sequester themselves to a tiny room in the back of Stately Rood Manor where they discuss the minutia of what they have just been presented with... in this case, it's the 1957 courtroom drama 12 Angry Men

23-Let's Go To Fire Fest(The Hidden Fortress)

February 1st, 2021


The guys hit the road this week and break down the 1958 samurai adventure film The Hidden Fortress.  They talk about the impressive scope of this movie, the influence it had on George Lucas, and finally, they spiral …

22-Let's Jazz(Soul)

January 25th, 2021


Austin and Phil kick off Season 2 by watching Soul, which leads them to explore life, death, the afterlife, jazz, perspective, and the possibility …

TPS Life Day Special! (The Mandalorian S2)

December 27th, 2020


Austin and Phil celebrate the holiday season by leaning into the Star Wars Universe to talk about …

21-Let's Review(Season 1 Recap)

December 7th, 2020


Austin and Phil take a look at what they've reviewed over the past 20 episodes and pick out their best, worst, and most surprising movies as well as looking at the benefits this show has brought them over this season.

20-Let's Be Smart Shoppers(Moneyball)

November 16th, 2020


Aus and Phil dive into the world of pro sports, numbers and stats, Zen Buddhism, and stepdads as they get into a discussion of 2011's Moneyball.  It's a fun discussion that goes all over the place and brings some really …

19-Let's Have Austin Talk About Austen(Emma.)

November 9th, 2020


The guys don their finest uncomfortable clothing and their tallest hats and announce themselves at the finest estates of Victorian England as they talk about the 2020 adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.  They talk about …

18-Let's Keep Bending(Korra Book 2)

November 2nd, 2020


Austin and Phil take a trip to the Spirit World in an attempt to find enlightenment... but they just ended up watching an anticlimactic TV season …

17-Let's Play A Game(Ready Or Not)

October 26th, 2020


Austin and Phil open the magic card box to find out what movie they're going to watch and discover that it's 2019's Ready Or Not.  The guys try to do a deep dive on the film but quickly discover that they don't need …

16-Let's Start Over(Midsommar)

October 19th, 2020


This week Austin and Phil travel to the magical kingdom of mushrooms... and bears.  They're watching and talking about the 2019 horror film Midsommar and getting totally freaked out by it.  They talk about respect for …

SPECIAL EPISODE-The Amazing Screw-On Head

October 17th, 2020


Austin and Phil got together to talk about The Amazing Screw-On Head.  They discuss the TV pilot and the comic it was adapted from, it's possible …

15-Let's Sell Our Souls For Butter(the Witch)

October 12th, 2020


Phil and Austin head into the wilderness, paying close attention not to wander into the haunted woods too far, or to antagonize their billy goat as they take a look at the 2015 horror fairytale The Witch: A New England …

14-Let's Get Out (Get Out)

October 5th, 2020


Austin and Phil step into the Halloween season with the 2017 suspense-horror movie Get Out.  They talk about the great cast, Jordan Peele as a filmmaker, and discuss the many layers of horror and social commentary that …

13-Let's Do Our Own Stunts(Haywire)

September 28th, 2020


Austin and Phil square off for a fistfight of epic proportions over whether or not Steven Soderbergh's 2011 film Haywire is a great spy movie or not.  They dispute acting styles, characterizations, and blue filters …

SPECIAL EPISODE: Banned Books Week

September 27th, 2020


Amy Rood is a library nerd, a smart person, Phil's sister, and Austin's aunt, and she joins us today to talk about Banned Books Week.  They talk about specific books that are frequently challenged, the motivations for …

12-Let's Kick Hitler in the Ball(Jojo Rabbit)

September 21st, 2020


Austin and Phil look at fascism, redemption, and a million points in between as they take a look at the 2019 Taika Waititi film Jojo Rabbit.  The Roods talk about what they liked and what fell short with the movie, the …

11-Let's Chase Static(The Vast of Night)

September 14th, 2020


This week, Austin and Phil talk about the 2019 Amazon Original film The Vast of Night.  They become champions for this movie with a small budget, large ideas, as they talk about compelling mysteries and their affect on …

10-Let's Bend More Stuff(Legend of Korra S1)

September 7th, 2020


Phil and Aus follow up their Avatar fandom by diving into the first season of The Legend of Korra.  Find out who the big fan is and who's being a …

09-Let's Trip Balls (2001: A Space Odyssey)

August 30th, 2020


Austin and Phil look at the 1968 philosophical sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey.  It's a wild ride through a complex look at humanity, so the guys gave themselves an extra long episode to help untangle all of the …

08-Let's Live Forever(The Old Guard)

August 24th, 2020


Austin and Phil take a look at the 2020 Netflix original movie The Old Guard this week and one of them is not very happy about it (guess which one).  They discuss what was right and what was wrong about this movie, …

07-Let's Dance(Ex Machina)

August 17th, 2020


What is real? What is simulated? Why does Nathan so fixated on robot genitalia?  Austin and Phil set out to answer these and other existential …

06-Let's Avenge Our Parents (True Grit)

August 10th, 2020


Austin and Phil hit the trail this week.  They encounter thieves, an old man in a bear skin, and animal abusing kids at a store, all while discussing …

05-Let's Break Our Family Curse (Logan Lucky)

August 3rd, 2020


Austin and Phil take a look at the comedic heist film Logan Lucky this week in an attempt to figure out if robbing a major sporting arena could end …

04-Let's Bend Stuff (Avatar the Last Airbender)

July 27th, 2020


It's a special TV edition of the show this week.  Austin and Phil jump on their flying bison and fly to the studio at the Northern Air Temple to talk about one of the great fantasy stories of all time: Avatar the Last …

03-Let's Go To The Manor(the Hunt)

July 20th, 2020


Austin and Phil get political on this one... or do they...?  Just kidding, they do... kind of.  Basically, they are the movie they're discussing, …

02-Let's Be the Revolution (V For Vendetta)

July 13th, 2020


Austin and Phil get stoked for this movie... until they realize it's more relevant than ever.  They break down stylistic choices, fawn over the cast, sing the praises of the Wachowskis no matter how they're credited, …

01-Let's Talk About Fight Club (Fight Club)

July 10th, 2020


Phil introduces Austin to a new kind of support group that helps him regain control of their lives by not talking about what they're doing also …

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