This week we think you might ready for a little escapism. So we sat down in the audience with our own homemade kettle popcorn, and reviewed some Podcasts that will make you applaud as the credits roll on.
Tucker and the Beard
Edward Tucker and Kellen Hoskins have a Film Podcast that has a distinctly local flavor. From Marvel movies to suspenseful thrillers, their motto is that they go out to the movies so you don't have to. Then they rate them as worth getting a ticket, rent it, or skip it. This is a Podcast that is growing and will be worth following. So get in on the ground floor and check it out.
You Must Remember This
You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast about the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. Created by Karina Longworth, who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode in her home. Guest stars have included actors and comedians. Karina began her career as a film journalist, co-founding the pioneering film blog Cinematical. She is the author of books on George Lucas, Al Pacino and Meryl Streep, and has lectured at the undergraduate and graduate level, most recently at Chapman University. She's currently working on a book about the many Hollywood loves of Howard Hughes. The Podcast was launched as a passion project in April 2014, and has become a high ranking podcast on iTunes, and with movie buffs and critics. Although heavily researched the Podcast is a work of creative nonfiction. Making every reasonable attempt at accuracy, quite often when it comes to the kinds of stories she explores, between conflicting reports, conscious and unconscious mythologizing and institutionalized spin, the truth can be murky at best.
Available on YouMustRememberThisPodcast.comouMustRememberThisPodcast.com iTunes.
Elvis Mitchell, the American film critic – formerly of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Detroit Free Press and The New York Times – hosts the public radio show, The Treatment. A visiting lecturer at Harvard and Film Scholar at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, discusses filmmaking with an academic’s command of his subject; each episode of his edifying show a seminar on the ins and outs of the movie business.These are long form interviews that always bring out details about actors, producers, directors, that focus on bringing movies to life.
Available at iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, or at KCRW
Maltin on Movies
Long time film critic Leonard Maltin has a Podcast, co-hosted by Leonard's daughter Jessie Maltin, beginning with film genre discussions, but quickly transitioning to a long form interview program. Their long time interest brings in great guests, (this weeks guest is Werner Herzog), make them the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. Not only will you meet all kinds people you will hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.
Available at iTunes, Player FM, and at http://maltinonmovies.libsyn.com
Christian Film website FishFlix.com produces a weekly audio podcast to spotlight and review Christian movies, informing listeners of everything they need to know prior to viewing a film. Christian movie retailer FishFlix.com has launched a new podcast dedicated to reviewing and informing the listener about Christian movies. Every Wednesday a new episode is released spotlighting a Christian movie, reviewing the film, and giving a parental guidance review. The movies reviewed on this podcast range from new films releasing in theaters to older, classic Christian movies that have already been released on DVD. The FishFlix.com Christian Movie Podcast has five episodes currently available, focusing on films such as Pure Flix Entertainment's Do You Believe? and the original Left Behind movie starring Kirk Cameron. Future episodes aim to review movies such as the Kendrick Brothers' upcoming film War Room and even the A.D. series that recently aired on NBC.
The podcast is available on virtually every platform, such as iTunes, Youtube, and Libsyn.