Welcome Everyone to Almigos! The podcast we talk about everything you love, everything we love, and everything in between. Each week hosts Alejandro Cardenas and Jon Difilippo talk about all things pop culture: Movies, T.V, Video Games and Music.
info_outline 99. Top 10 of 2020 01/05/2021
99. Top 10 of 2020 After a hiatus, Al and Jon are back! Finally out of the dreaded calendar year of 2020, the duo continues the annual tradition of ranking their favorites of the year. It's a bit different this year, however. As the two didn't see a lot of movies, the two bend the rules a bit to rank their top 10 "things" (movies, shows and video games) that released in 2020. Buckle up, this is a two hour extravaganza that you won't want to miss!!
info_outline 98. Movies We Hate 11/26/2020
98. Movies We Hate Ahoy, listeners! Al and Jon are back for the holiday, and what better way to celebrate than to complain about the movies that they loathe. Join the duo as they discuss and bash the films they despise the most. A fun cathartic episode you won't want to miss! Enjoy the episode and Happy Thanksgiving !
info_outline 97. The Boys Discussion with Taylor Amato and Nicole Ierardi 10/28/2020
97. The Boys Discussion with Taylor Amato and Nicole Ierardi On this edition of Almigos, Jon and Al are joined by dear friends and alum of the show, Taylor Amato and Nicole Ierardi, to discuss the successful Amazon Prime Show The Boys. They break down both seasons, give their thoughts, interpretations and predictions. This episode obviously has spoilers so proceed with caution.
info_outline Episode 96- TENET Discussion (Spoilers included!) 09/29/2020
Episode 96- TENET Discussion (Spoilers included!) Jon and Al are joined by Jon's childhood friend and Almigo superfan, Anthony Trani to discuss Nolan's new mindbender, TENET. Join them as the trio recount their trip to Philly to see it, their first time in a movie theater in months, reactions to the movie, and try to make sense of the film's plot. There are spoilers towards the end so try and see it before you listen if possible. Wohs eht yojne!
info_outline Episode 95- Artists Lost Too Soon 09/10/2020
Episode 95- Artists Lost Too Soon In light of the recent tragic news about the passing of Chadwick Boseman, Al and Jon reflect on the careers of some of the greats whose careers met an untimely end. Despite short stints in our lives, these careers still had a tremendous legacy and impact that was felt, and even amplified, by their unfortunate circumstances.
info_outline Episode 94 - Drug Use in Film featuring Michael Stevens 08/20/2020
Episode 94 - Drug Use in Film featuring Michael Stevens This week Almigos gets trippy as Michael Stevens drops by to talk about how drugs are portrayed in movies. From the insane wild takes like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and 21 Jumpstreet to the dark places addiction can take you portrayed in Requiem for a Dream. We cover it all and have a great time doing it, so tune in and break out the quaaludes.
info_outline Episode 93 - The Expensive World of Street Fashion with Joe Scanni 08/06/2020
Episode 93 - The Expensive World of Street Fashion with Joe Scanni This week on Almigos, we explore the fascinating world of buying and selling high end street fashion and the thousands of dollars in between. Returning guest Joe Scanni, shines a light as an insider into how one pair of shoes can flip into a 6 digit sale and how the industry has boomed in the last decade. Hope you enjoy this different episode of the show!
info_outline Episode 92 - What Makes Batman So Timeless Featuring James Clinton 07/21/2020
Episode 92 - What Makes Batman So Timeless Featuring James Clinton Almigos makes it IN PERSON recording return this week with special guest James Clinton to talk about the world's most popular superhero: Batman. The character has gone through so many iterations in his 81-year history but has always resonated with audiences and has made him an icon in pop culture. So what is it about Batman that has made him so timeless all these years later?
info_outline Episode 91 - Are Movie Theaters Dead? 06/11/2020
Episode 91 - Are Movie Theaters Dead? This week on Almigos, we discuss the current state of theaters after the effects of Covid-19. Studios are exploring the concept of putting new movies straight into our homes with VOD, while traditionalists like Christopher Nolan are pushing for theaters to come back right away. I know me and Jon are dying to get back into theaters, where do you stand??
info_outline Episode 90 - 2014 Vs 2017 05/20/2020
Episode 90 - 2014 Vs 2017 Almigos is back this week to debate one of the biggest arguments on film twitter right now: which is the best year in film of the last decade: 2014 or 2017. Both years had excellent films out such as Guardians of the Galaxy, IT Chapter 1, Boyhood, and Baby Driver. Jon and I go head to head on a hefty debate which is the year that takes the crown in the 2010s. Make sure to comment and let us know who's your winner!
info_outline Episode 88 - Life Playlist Featuring Nudrat Kadir 04/20/2020
Episode 88 - Life Playlist Featuring Nudrat Kadir This week we take a walk down memory lane with another adfellow, Nudrat Kadir, for a very unique episode of the show. Join us as we look back at 5 songs that instantly take us back to a specific time or place in our lives: A Life Playlist. We hope you're staying safe, staying inside and watching some of your favorite movies!
info_outline Episode 87- Quarantine and Chill 04/08/2020
Episode 87- Quarantine and Chill We're back! It's been a while since the last episode. Mainly because of a global pandemic rocking the world. Finally, Al and Jon regroup via skype to catch up on what they have been doing in the quarantine and give some recommendations for you guys to watch. Please forgive the audio quality in this one. It isn't easy to record a podcast remotely.
info_outline Episode 86 - Life in New York with Marcos Baistrocchi and Mehlum Kayamali 02/24/2020
Episode 86 - Life in New York with Marcos Baistrocchi and Mehlum Kayamali This week we change pace from our usual movie talk to discussing what it's like living in New York City. Special guests Marcos Baistrocchi and Mehlum Kayamali (two out of towners) discuss adjusting to life in New York after living all over and Jon and I talk about living here all our lives. This is a very different episode than usual and we really loved doing it, let us know if its something we should do again!
info_outline Episode 85 - Top 5 Albums of the 2010s with Anthony Figliozzi and Joseph Scanni 02/12/2020
Episode 85 - Top 5 Albums of the 2010s with Anthony Figliozzi and Joseph Scanni This week we change it up on Almigos as Anthony Figliozzi and Joe Scanni stop by to talk about our favorite albums of the decade! Music defines us in a way that few other mediums really can and this past decade's music shaped us into the people we are today. That being said Figz has some rough choices in there (Chris Brown really?) Enjoy and hope you pick up your new favorite album!
info_outline Episode 84 - 2020 Oscar Predictions 01/29/2020
Episode 84 - 2020 Oscar Predictions This week on Almigos, Jon and I break down the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards! The Oscars are always a tough balance of the Superbowl for us film fans while also being the most frustrating thing to watch (also kinda like the Superbowl). Let us know your picks for what you think should win in each category and if you don't agree with ours... well keep it to yourself
info_outline Episode 83 - Top 10 Movies of The Decade Featuring John Rizzo 01/16/2020
Episode 83 - Top 10 Movies of The Decade Featuring John Rizzo This week we tackle one of the hardest questions there is for film lovers: what are our favorite 10 films to be released in the last decade. We are joined by fan-favorite John Rizzo, to talk about some of our absolute favorite movies in the decade where we really found our love for movies.
info_outline Episode 82 - Top 10 Movies of 2019 01/08/2020
Episode 82 - Top 10 Movies of 2019 2019 has finally wrapped up and will go down as one of the best years of film in the decade. Jon and I couldn’t be more excited to make our picks for our absolute favorites of the year and movies we’ll be watching for years to come. Comment down below your favorite movie of 2019!
info_outline Episode 81 - Rise of Skywalker Review Featuring Anthony Figliozzi and Joe Scaffidi 12/30/2019
Episode 81 - Rise of Skywalker Review Featuring Anthony Figliozzi and Joe Scaffidi It's that time of year again where we break down the latest Star Wars movie and slowly lose our sanity while talking about it. This week we have special guests Anthony Figliozzi and Joe Scaffidi to talk about Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker and what we thought of the Skywalker Saga in retrospect as it comes to a close. If you're interested in hearing 4 nerds talk Star Wars you're going to love this episode.
info_outline Episode 80 - Fictional worlds we want to live in featuring Nicole Ierardi 12/19/2019
Episode 80 - Fictional worlds we want to live in featuring Nicole Ierardi To celebrate the 80th episode, we have a very special guest who just so happens to be dating one of our hosts: Jon's girlfriend Nicole Ierardi! This week we explore some of our favorite fictional worlds across film, tv, and literature that we would love to live in! Yes, it's a lot of Harry Potter and Star Wars but like come on who wouldn't want to live there.
info_outline Episode 79 - Best Action Movie Characters Featuring Alexa Pastor 11/26/2019
Episode 79 - Best Action Movie Characters Featuring Alexa Pastor This week on Almigos, one of our all-time favorite guests Alexa Pastor stops by to talk our favorite action movie heroes. This is a hard one folks, as Jon loves his 80's cheese and one-liners and I prefer our heroes with a bit more grit. I hope you enjoy this episode and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
info_outline Episode 78 - Horror Movies That Shook Us 10/30/2019
Episode 78 - Horror Movies That Shook Us Feels so good to be back after a short break as Almigos returns in time for Halloween to talk about the movies that made turning off the lights a bit harder at night. Jon and I revisit some of the movies that left us terrified or left a serious uneasy impact the whole runtime. Have a spooky Halloween!
info_outline Episode 77 - South Park Featuring James Conti 09/26/2019
Episode 77 - South Park Featuring James Conti For the first time in Almigos history, Al is not here! This episode was recorded when Al was on vacation so Jon brought along returning guest James Conti to have themselves a time. Join them as they discuss one of the most controversial and hilarious shows of all time: South Park!
info_outline Episode 76 - Fall Movie Season Preview 09/13/2019
Episode 76 - Fall Movie Season Preview This week on Almigos we look a few months ahead into the future to look at what the rest of the year has to offer. Oscar contenders are starting to peak their head with such films as The Lighthouse, Joker, and The Irishman. This was a fun episode to do catching up over the last few weeks and what upcoming films we are the most excited for.
info_outline Episode 75 - Childhood Movies 08/21/2019
Episode 75 - Childhood Movies Almigos officially has hit 75 episodes and we could not be more happy to announce The Filmmenials Youtube Channel! This is something Jon and I have both been looking forward too for a long time and extremely excited to talk about. The Filmmenials will be a look back and revisiting some of our childhood favorites and whether or not they hold up. So to celebrate this announcement this week we're going to be talking about some of the movies we're going to be talking about it .
info_outline Episode 74 - Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Featuring Joe Scanni 08/07/2019
Episode 74 - Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Featuring Joe Scanni We gave you more than enough time to see Quentin Tarantino's 9th film: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This week special guest Joe Scanni returns to the show to talk everything OUATIH and what we thought of the film.
info_outline Episode 73 - Best Tarantino Scenes 07/29/2019
Episode 73 - Best Tarantino Scenes Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has finally been released and marks the 9th film by legendary director Quentin Tarantino. This week Jon and I look back on Tarantino's historic filmography and pick our top 5 favorite scenes he's made. That means lots of blood, obscure pop songs and long conversations about royale's with cheese.
info_outline Episode 72 - Doomed Movie Romances 07/20/2019
Episode 72 - Doomed Movie Romances We all love a happy ending, where the couple throughout our story overcome their obstacles and live happily ever after. These are not the movies we are talking about today. This week, Jon and I go break down some of the most tragic and doomed romances ever put to film and why we love them so much.
info_outline Episode 71 - Top 5 Movies of 2019 So Far 07/08/2019
Episode 71 - Top 5 Movies of 2019 So Far Alright, Folks, we have officially passed the halfway point of 2019 and it is shaping up to one great year for movies. It's only July and we have already had some of the biggest events of the year with Endgame and Aladdin breaking box office records every week. Indie movies have also been killing it with Booksmart and Climax giving some of the most unique experiences in the theater this year. 2019 still has a lot more to offer but for right now check out Jon and I's favorite movies so far in 2019.
info_outline Episode 70 - Resident Evil 06/21/2019
Episode 70 - Resident Evil This week on Almigos we dive into the series that coined the phrase "Survival Horror" and revolutionized the horror genre for video games. Special guest Evan Caffero joins Jon and I as we break down what we love about this series and its bumpy road in the past 20 years.
info_outline Episode 69 - Overrated Movies 06/05/2019
Episode 69 - Overrated Movies This week on Almigos we go in depth .... on a lot of stuff to be honest. Yeah I know the title says overrated movies and we do hit on that but we kinda go all over the place with this one. Jon and I give our reviews of the biggest movies that have come out in the last few weeks as well why Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando are bad human beings. So yeah enjoy this episode where we talk about 30 different things.