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REPORTING FROM THE PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL

The Phoenix Film Festival is well on its way to becoming one of the more important film festivals in the world. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST AT THE PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL (w/Justin Bowler) – “Oculus”, “Rio 2″ & “Draft Day”

Showcast Episode 45: The Movie Guys are broadcasting from The Phoenix Film Festival. Besides previewing "Oculus", "Rio 2" and "Draft Day", Paul, Lee, Karen and special guest host Justin Bowler got interviews with loads of filmmakers, including "Locke" director Steven Knight and horror legend Dee Wallace. It's a unique episode recorded at an More »

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TO & FROM MOVIE REVIEW – “DIVERGENT”

The Movie Guys send brothers from other mothers The Hater Nation Radio Show & Podcast, MC Hater, BA Hater and Ali, to a screening of "Divergent". They record their thoughts going to and from the movie. Are they even in the demographic? Who has the biggest jibs? And will BA make it back from the More »

CROSSLAND

INDIE REPORT – CROSSLAND

Indie films tend to fall into one category: Indie Films. "Crossland" is the well-earned exception. Not just an indie film, but a FOREIGN-HORROR-INDIE film. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “I SAY TOMATO, YOU SAY SABOTAGE” (w/Grace McPhillips & Corbett Lunsford) – “Sabotage” & “Noah”

Showcast Episode 43: Big Hollywood movies like "Sabotage" and "Noah" get thoroughly previewed, then talk switches to indie films with guests Grace McPhillips & Corbett Lunsford, makers of "The Other One". Plus, a Schwarzenegger-themed edition of "That's Right!" and a fond farewell to The Admiral's Club's cleaning lady. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST MOST WANTED (w/Jim Coughlin) – “Divergent” & “Muppets Most Wanted”

Showcast Episode 42: Two movies, two guests. "Divergent" and "Muppets Most Wanted" get the signature Movie Guys movie preview treatment and stand-up comic Jim Coughlin sits in the whole show, and The Admiral's Club welcomes its first puppet guest to the studio. More »

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THE CROWDFUNDED MOVIE SHOWCAST (w/Chunky B) – “Need for Speed”, “Bad Words”, “Veronica Mars” & “Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club”

Showcast Episode 41: Four signature movie previews come at you in this fast and furious episode, including "Need for Speed", "Bad Words", "Veronica Mars" and "Tyler Perry's The Single Mom's Club". Plus, a special appearance by Dr. Haku Matani, who stops by to explain his Theory of Movie Star Relativity and comic and fellow podcaster More »

The Grand Budapest Hotel

MOVIE REVIEW – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

It’s [Wes Anderson's] best movie since "The Life Aquatic" and arguably his third best with that and "Rushmore". He’s honed his peculiar craft and brought together an endlessly enjoyable menagerie of pathos and comedy buttressed by talented collaborators. More »

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HAROLD RAMIS PICTICLE TRIBUTE

How much was Harold Ramis loved? Quickly after his death, across the internet, memes and fan art paid tribute. Here are some of the best. More »

THE GRAND BUDAPEST MOVIE SHOWCAST

THE GRAND BUDAPEST MOVIE SHOWCAST (w/Vanessa Whitney) – “300: Rise of an Empire”, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Showcast Episode 40: Good friend of The Movie Guys Vanessa Whitney sits in the whole show to preview a big, three-movie weekend, including "300: Rise of an Empire", "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel". Plus, West Hollywood and Borscht Belt movie reviews and an Oscar recap. More »

Philomena, Captain Phillips, Wolf of Wall Street

OSCAR NOMINEE REVIEWS – CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET & PHILOMENA

Rounding out the last of the Oscar-nominated Best Picture films, Movie Guy Paul Preston reviews "Philomena", "The Wolf of Wall Street" and his pick for best of 2013, "Captain Phillips" More »

Oscars

OSCAR RANT 2014

Movie Guy Paul Preston's annual, over-thorough once-over of all the categories - who will win, who should win, and the Top 10 Films of 2013 More »

Oscars

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST LIVE FROM THE OSCARS RED CARPET…SETUP – “Son of God” & “Non-Stop”

Showcast Episode 39: The Movie Guys are LIVE! from the Oscars red carpet...setup area, where construction workers are hauling ass to make Hollywood & Highland ready for TV. Paul, Karen and Adam go over the major nominees and give their Top 5 films of 2013. Plus, previews of "Non-Stop" and "Son of God" More »

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OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – NEBRASKA

One of Alexander Payne’s great strengths as a filmmaker is in showing how great drama is always meshed with surrounding comedy. More »

Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

Matthew and Jared are going to win the Oscar. But, I'm not on this bandwagon! Let the review begin. More »

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – 12 YEARS A SLAVE

We want new stories. Enter a film about American slavery based on a book written in 1853. Sure, the story isn’t new, the subject matter is familiar, yet the execution is completely innovative. More »

REPORTING FROM THE PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL

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The Phoenix Film Festival is well on its way to becoming one of the more important film festivals in the world.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST AT THE PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL (w/Justin Bowler) – “Oculus”, “Rio 2″ & “Draft Day”

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Showcast Episode 45: The Movie Guys are broadcasting from The Phoenix Film Festival. Besides previewing “Oculus”, “Rio 2″ and “Draft Day”, Paul, Lee, Karen and special guest host Justin Bowler got interviews with loads of filmmakers, including “Locke” director Steven Knight and horror legend Dee Wallace. It’s a unique episode recorded at an awesome place.

TO & FROM MOVIE REVIEW – “DIVERGENT”

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The Movie Guys send brothers from other mothers The Hater Nation Radio Show & Podcast, MC Hater, BA Hater and Ali, to a screening of “Divergent”. They record their thoughts going to and from the movie. Are they even in the demographic? Who has the biggest jibs? And will BA make it back from the strip club before the screening starts? Stay tuned…

INDIE REPORT – CROSSLAND

CROSSLAND

Indie films tend to fall into one category: Indie Films. “Crossland” is the well-earned exception. Not just an indie film, but a FOREIGN-HORROR-INDIE film.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “I SAY TOMATO, YOU SAY SABOTAGE” (w/Grace McPhillips & Corbett Lunsford) – “Sabotage” & “Noah”

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Showcast Episode 43: Big Hollywood movies like “Sabotage” and “Noah” get thoroughly previewed, then talk switches to indie films with guests Grace McPhillips & Corbett Lunsford, makers of “The Other One”. Plus, a Schwarzenegger-themed edition of “That’s Right!” and a fond farewell to The Admiral’s Club’s cleaning lady.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST MOST WANTED (w/Jim Coughlin) – “Divergent” & “Muppets Most Wanted”

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Showcast Episode 42: Two movies, two guests. “Divergent” and “Muppets Most Wanted” get the signature Movie Guys movie preview treatment and stand-up comic Jim Coughlin sits in the whole show, and The Admiral’s Club welcomes its first puppet guest to the studio.

THE CROWDFUNDED MOVIE SHOWCAST (w/Chunky B) – “Need for Speed”, “Bad Words”, “Veronica Mars” & “Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club”

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Showcast Episode 41: Four signature movie previews come at you in this fast and furious episode, including “Need for Speed”, “Bad Words”, “Veronica Mars” and “Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club”. Plus, a special appearance by Dr. Haku Matani, who stops by to explain his Theory of Movie Star Relativity and comic and fellow podcaster Chunky B sits in the whole show!

MOVIE REVIEW – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

The Grand Budapest Hotel

It’s [Wes Anderson's] best movie since “The Life Aquatic” and arguably his third best with that and “Rushmore”. He’s honed his peculiar craft and brought together an endlessly enjoyable menagerie of pathos and comedy buttressed by talented collaborators.

HAROLD RAMIS PICTICLE TRIBUTE

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How much was Harold Ramis loved?

Quickly after his death, across the internet, memes and fan art paid tribute. Here are some of the best.

THE GRAND BUDAPEST MOVIE SHOWCAST (w/Vanessa Whitney) – “300: Rise of an Empire”, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

THE GRAND BUDAPEST MOVIE SHOWCAST

Showcast Episode 40: Good friend of The Movie Guys Vanessa Whitney sits in the whole show to preview a big, three-movie weekend, including “300: Rise of an Empire”, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Plus, West Hollywood and Borscht Belt movie reviews and an Oscar recap.

OSCAR NOMINEE REVIEWS – CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET & PHILOMENA

Philomena, Captain Phillips, Wolf of Wall Street

Rounding out the last of the Oscar-nominated Best Picture films, Movie Guy Paul Preston reviews “Philomena”, “The Wolf of Wall Street” and his pick for best of 2013, “Captain Phillips”

OSCAR RANT 2014

Oscars

Movie Guy Paul Preston’s annual, over-thorough once-over of all the categories – who will win, who should win, and the Top 10 Films of 2013

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST LIVE FROM THE OSCARS RED CARPET…SETUP – “Son of God” & “Non-Stop”

Oscars

Showcast Episode 39: The Movie Guys are LIVE! from the Oscars red carpet…setup area, where construction workers are hauling ass to make Hollywood & Highland ready for TV. Paul, Karen and Adam go over the major nominees and give their Top 5 films of 2013. Plus, previews of “Non-Stop” and “Son of God” and an Oscar version of Karen’s Birthdays!

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – NEBRASKA

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One of Alexander Payne’s great strengths as a filmmaker is in showing how great drama is always meshed with surrounding comedy.

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew and Jared are going to win the Oscar. But, I’m not on this bandwagon! Let the review begin.

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – 12 YEARS A SLAVE

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

We want new stories. Enter a film about American slavery based on a book written in 1853. Sure, the story isn’t new, the subject matter is familiar, yet the execution is completely innovative.

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON’S THE MOVIE SHOWCAST (w/Heath Corson) – “Pompeii” & “3 Days to Kill”

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSONS THE MOVIE SHOWCAST

Showcast Episode 38: Comic book talk runs amok as special guest Heath Corson (“Justice League: War”) comes to The Admiral’s Club for good movie chat and previews of “Pompeii” and “3 Days to Kill”. Also, a look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Pompeii”, the Vesuvian weather forecast, and Karen comes back to the show just in time for a whole segment on “Ghostbusters”.

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – GRAVITY

Gravity

In a movie age where more and more is being thrown on the screen – more computer effects, bigger armies of monsters and baddies, numbingly epic running times – “Gravity” shows the beauty that can result in paring down.

THE MOVIE GUYS AT THE PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – VIDEO #2

PHOENIX FF VIDEO #2

What is The Movie Guys announce the films that will be screening in competition at this year’s Phoenix Film Festival?

THE MOVIE ROBOSHOWCAST (w/Matt Braunger) – “Robocop”, “Endless Love”, “About Last Night” & “Winter’s Tale”

THE MOVIE ROBOSHOWCAST w/Matt Braunger

Showcast Episode 37: Love is in the air as a quartet of romantic films get previewed, including “Winter’s Tale”, “Endless Love”, “About Last Night”…and the most romantic of all, “Robocop”. Also, Creepy ’80s Songs, future Robo-remakes, plus rounds of “What Did You See This Week?” and “5 Questions for Other Guests” with special guest Matt Braunger!

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – AMERICAN HUSTLE

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I do not have a degree in film or writing, and do not have any authority to speak on film theory. That being said, I will expunge those thoughts and focus on what I am good at… judging people.

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – HER

Her

HER has more in common with CASABLANCA than THE TERMINATOR. But it is a love story between a man and an artificial personality designed to learn and empathize with him.

NEW ON DVD & STREAMING – HERE COMES THE DEVIL

Here Comes the Devil

Here Comes The Devil taps into some real fears and uses surprisingly realistic dramatic turns, but there are dark forces at work in this shocking horror film from Mexico.

THE LEGO MOVIE SHOWCAST (w/Doug Karo) – “Vampire Academy”, “The Lego Movie” & “The Monuments Men”

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Showcast Episode 36: New release “The Monuments Men” inspires The Movie Guys to form a Modern Art Monuments Men, plus the “Vampire Academy” is full, prompting a call to the Vampire Technical Institute and another round of Adam Witt’s Film Fix, where Adam determines the exact drug to take to fully enjoy “The Lego Movie”. Also, a Philip Seymour Hoffman tribute and special guest Doug Karo sits in the whole show!

INDIE REPORT – BESTIES

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I love indie films because they tackle subject matter in a new and refreshing perspective, since they are not victims to the constraints of Hollywood box-heads (You know who you are, Box-heads).

THAT AWKWARD MOVIE SHOWCAST (w/Kevin McGeehan) – “That Awkward Moment”

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Showcast Episode 35: The Movie Guys are great at talking movies. That doesn’t stop them from trying to talk about other things like The Super Bowl with guest Kevin McGeehan. Also: A 2013 Year in Review segment, Karen reports on Sundance from Park City and the whole crew takes a stab at storytelling a la Kevin’s podcast, “Funny Cuz It’s True”.

THE LATEST – DEVIL’S DUE, MARTIN SCORSESE & TWIN PEAKS – 1/29/14

The LatestMovie news from The Movie Guys includes a Golden Globes recap, Scorsese on the future of movies and Devil Baby Attack!

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “ME, HUNKY” (w/John Steven Rocha) – “I, Frankenstein”

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Showcast Episode 34: Hunky Frankenstein returns to The Admiral’s Club to protest “I, Frankenstein”. Plus, a look at movie news, Paul fights a cold, and guest John Steven Rocha joins The Movie Guys for Oscar talk.

THE MOVIE GUYS AT THE PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – VIDEO #1

The Movie Guys at The Phoenix Film Festival

Movie Guys Paul & Karen announce their involvement in this year’s Phoenix Film Festival, introducing the 2014 poster art and talking about upcoming pre-fest screenings.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST: SHADOE RECRUIT (w/Michael Coleman) – “Jack Ryan”, “Devil’s Due”, “The Nut Job” & “Ride Along”

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Showcast Episode 33: It’s a big, four-movie weekend with new releases “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”, “Devil’s Due”, “The Nut Job” and “Ride Along” given a full once-over by The Movie Guys and special guest Michael Coleman. Plus, rapid-fire rounds of “What Did You See This Week?” and Karen’s Birthdays.

“SAVING MR. BANKS” & THE PROBLEM WITH BIOPICS

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I doubt any conscious film viewer would deem it wise to take any one biopic as authority on a certain subject. Any individual movie cannot be an authority over a whole, complicated life.

I GET IT…YOU’RE AN ACTOR

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It’s award season again. Actors…please don’t embarrass me.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “MANUARY” (w/Robert Reeves) – “The Legend of Hercules” & “Lone Survivor”

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST MANUARY

Showcast Episode 32: The Movie Guys kick off 2014 with a fresh batch of New Year’s resolutions, then launch into previews of “The Legend of Hercules” and “Lone Survivor”. Then guest and “Star Wars” fan filmmaker Robert Reeves stops by The Admiral’s Club for a crap-ton of “Star Wars” talk. Also, guest co-host Mike J. Nichols sits in the whole show!

THE HATER NATION – 12/29/13

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Movie Guys Paul Preston and Karen Volpe called in to talk to their WBAD.NET comrades and brothers-from-different-mothers, The Hater Nation’s MC Hater and Ali, about the best films of 2013, which included CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, IRON MAN 3, BAD GRANDPA and more, leaving a litle time for a quick once-over of the worst films as well.

NEW MOVIE TRAILERS – 12/28/13

GodzillaNew movie trailers include “22 Jump Street”, “Blended”, “Cheap Thrills”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, “Draft Day”, “Edge of Tomorrow”, “The Expendables 3″, “Godzilla”, “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ and “Million Dollar Arm”

THE LATEST – NETFLIX, LEONARDO DICAPRIO & THE OSCARS – 12/28/13

The Latest - 122813Movie news from The Movie Guys includes Paul Rudd’s ongoing “Conan” joke, the launch of the 2014 Oscars Telecast campaign & new movie posters.

THE TOM & SUZIE SHOW – 12/22/13

The Tom & Suzie Show & The Movie Guys

Movie Guy Paul Preston called into the Christmas party going on in studio at The Tom & Suzie Show on WBAD.NET. He joined fellow WBAD-ers The Hater Nation and others to talk the holidays, what The Movie Guys is all about and film in general, including why there are no poorly-reviewed slave movies.

THE MOVIE GUYS’ 4TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

The Movie Guys 4th Annual Holiday Special

Showcast Episode 31: The Admiral’s Club runs red and green with holiday madness as The Movie Guys celebrate in old-school fashion. They cover the latest movies with a gift exchange, caroling, storytime, a cooking segment, a Christian perspective segment and a Santa tracker charting the whereabouts of Ron Burgundy.

AN ABSOLUTELY TRUE, 100% REAL, DEFINITELY PLAUSIBLE, COMPLETELY FABRICATED MEETING WITH… ADAM SANDLER

Adam Sandler

Movie Guy Matteo Molinari takes us behind the scenes of an Adam Sandler script-generating session at the Happy Madison offices.

BRUCE DERN’S SILENT RUN

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In an alternate reality, Jack Nicholson never replaced Bruce Dern as stoned convict/lawyer George Hanson in “Easy Rider” and Dern went on to have the superstar career.