Episode 560 – My Own Personal Genius

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This Week: Kevin marvels at the swatch of good movies coming out on a random weekend in January, which hopefully bodes well for the rest of the year. He looks back at some award news with the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Movies Awards, then looks at the new trailers for Red Sparrow and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies! Later, he reviews the films The Post, Paddington 2, The Commuter and [previews] Proud Mary. Finally, he looks at the box office and home cinema selections, spotlighting It before he floats away.


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Episode 559 – The Fat Earth Society

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This Week: Kevin kicks off 2018 with a plea for sanity in all things involving the internet, plus a plea for patronage of brick-and-mortar video stores. After looking at the trailers for Truth or Dare and Slenderman, Kevin launches into reviews of Insidious: The Last Key and Netflix’s Bright, as well as award season holdovers Loving Vincent and The Big Sick. Finally, he wraps things up with a list of most anticipated films of 2018 and a look back at the 2017 Christmas special Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time.


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Episode 558 – The Big Fat End-of-the-Year Shindig 2017

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This Week: As 2017 winds down to the bitter end, Kevin looks at some new trailers to get everyone excited for 2018, including Ocean’s 8 and Sicario 2. Later, he reviews the films All the Money in the World, Molly’s Game and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. He also offers his picks for best and worst movies of 2017 before looking back at a Blu-ray review of The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Have a happy new year, everyone!


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Episode 557 – The Big Fat Christmas Special 2017

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This Week: Merry Christmas! Kevin kicks off the annual holiday special with a visit from Alonso Duralde, author of “Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas,” to talk about the best and the worst Christmas movies of all time. Later, Kevin also reviews some of the bevy of new releases, including Downsizing, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Hostiles as well as the award-season favorite Call Me By Your Name. Then, Kevin wraps things up with a look at the polarizing movie mother! before climbing in his sleigh and riding away into the snowy, silent night. Ho! Ho! Ho!


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Episode 556 – Chewbacca Consultant

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This Week: It’s the annual pre-Christmas Star Wars party in the Magical Studio in the Sky, and Kevin is ready to celebrate. But first, he takes a look at the Disney/Fox merger as well as the new trailers for the week. Then, he reviews some other flicks like Ferdinand and The Shape of Water before diving into Star Wars: The Last Jedi with guest-reviewer Nicholas Carr. Later, Kevin answers a listener question, check into the box office and wraps things up with the Home Cinema Round-Up featuring The Trip to Spain.


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Episode 555 – I, Fatty

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This Week: Kevin ignores the modicum of sexual misconduct news to talk about the Critics Choice Movie Award nominations and some development news about Quentin Tarantino, Star Trek and Batfleck. After looking at some new trailers, he reviews Just Getting Started, I Tonya, Wonder Wheel and Darkest Hour. As things wrap up, he chats with Ron Shelton, director of Just Getting Started before looking at last week’s box office and highlighting Iving Berlin’s Holiday Inn in the Home Cinema Round-Up!


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Episode 554 – A Movie Little Christmas

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This Week: Kevin kicks off the Christmas season with decorations in the Magical Studio in the Sky and Christmas music abound. He takes a little time from that to bid farewell to Matt Lauer from his last gig at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, then talks about some new award season news. Later, he takes a look at the new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and the new new trailer for All the Money in the World. When it comes to the reviews, he looks back at expansions for Last Flag Flying and Marshall. He also takes a look at the award-worthy The Disaster Artist before having a nice conversation with special guest Alonso Duralde, author of the perennial favorite Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas. Finally, Kevin wraps things up with a bow by talking about the box office and Wind River as the home-cinema spotlight.


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Episode 553 – Gobble Gobble!

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This Week: Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! This week, Kevin wishes he could be thankful for the sexual misconduct allegation story wave to receded, but that was not in the cards. So after remaking on the scandals… again… he takes a look at some new trailers before reviewing the new films Coco, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Roman J. Israel, Esq. Later, he answers a listener question and looks at the hype surrounding the Justice League box office. Finally, he wraps things up with a Turkey Day feast of Mystery-Science Theater 3000 in the home-cinema round-up!


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Episode 552 – I’m a Cynical S.O.B.

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This Week: Kevin continues commenting on the sexual misconduct allegations throughout Hollywood, including some unfortunate examples of bad journalism and narrative spiking. After looking at some new trailers, Kevin reviews Justice League, Wonder, Lady Bird, The Star and the controversial unreleased film I Love You Daddy from Louis CK. Finally, Kevin wraps things up with a look at the box office and a home cinema recommendation of Atomic Blonde.


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Episode 551 – Making Dinner For Yourself

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This Week: Kevin rolls his eyes as there is even more sexual misconduct allegations rippling through Hollywood, and he tries to wrap his brain around these. Then, he looks at the new trailers for The Disaster Artist and Fifty Shades Freed before launching into reviews of the original Daddy’s Home, its sequel Daddy’s Home 2 as well as Murder on the Orient Express and Wonderstruck. Finally, he wraps things up with some listener feedback, box office reporting and a look at Cars 3 in the Home-Cinema Round-Up!


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Episode 550 – Fraggle Rock

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This Week: Kevin is forced to ring into the Christmas season a little early with A Bad Moms Christmas, but not before he’s forced to once again talk about sexual harassment and sexual assault in Hollywood. But after the latest Kevin Spacey news, Kevin dives into the movie reviews which also include Thor: Ragnarok, Goodbye Christopher Robin, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Florida Project. He also sounds off on why faith-based movies are struggling now when they were doing so well just a couple years ago. And it all wraps up with a gift-box suggestion featuring Alfred Hitchcock.


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Episode 549 – Any Questions?

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This Week: It’s Halloweekend, and that means it’s time for a new Saw film! No, we didn’t jump in a time machine and go back to 2008! Lionsgate has given us the new film Jigsaw to reboot the franchise, and Kevin gives his thoughts about it. He also talks about everything from new films – Suburbicon, Thank You For Your Service, The Truth About Lies and The Babysitter – to David S. Pumpkins! Later, he offers some suggestions for the home cinema for Halloween, and he scares himself silly. Boo!*

*Not affiliated with any Tyler Perry property or film.


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Episode 548 – Oh Lerrrd!

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This Week: Kevin gets set to look at the bevy of new movies for this week, including Only the Brave, The Snowman, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Walking Out, Breathe, Geostorm and Boo 2: A Madea Halloween. He also gives his possibly not-quite-politically-correct take on the #MeToo movement. Kevin also takes a listener question before launching into the Home Cinema Round-Up, with a spotlight on Girls Trip. Holla!


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