Now and Then Movie Podcast
You love movies and so do we! We look at a current movie, discuss, review and compare to an older work by one of the filmmakers or something in the genre. Comparing now to then, get it? On to some movie talk! Tweet at us @NowAndThenPod
info_outline Movie Sequels: The Sequel 11/14/2020
Movie Sequels: The Sequel Mike, Mike and Chris get into another discussion on movie sequels, when they work, when they don't and why audiences have to wait around forever for a sequel to a movie that they love only to lose interest once the thing finally comes out.
info_outline Scream and Scream 2 with Mike Bell 10/31/2020
Scream and Scream 2 with Mike Bell We discuss the first two movies in the Scream franchise with guest writer, musician and horror movie enthusiast Mike Bell. If you haven't seen this classic slasher in a while, you might be forgetting just how good it was...
info_outline Independent Films with guest Director Paul Kyriazi 10/24/2020
Independent Films with guest Director Paul Kyriazi Mike and Mike talk independent films and then are joined by a seasoned independent filmmaker and the director of Forbidden Power Paul Kyriazi. Paul talks a lot about the behind the scenes of making movies from financing to picking collaborators and why even though the barriers to making a movie are more manageable than they have ever been, you'd still better love the movie that you are trying to make!
info_outline Robots in Movies 07/07/2020
Robots in Movies Robots come in many forms in movies... but are they friend or foe? Are they here because we built them or because they wanted us to build them? If that is confusing, you have some idea of what you are getting into on this episode as we debate discuss and dissect robots in movies.
info_outline Reboots: Some Good Some Bad and some we made up with Brian Wadsworth 06/15/2020
Reboots: Some Good Some Bad and some we made up with Brian Wadsworth Reboots. There are tons of them and only a select few are any good. We look at some of the good ones and some that really missed the mark. We are joined by guest Brian Wadsworth on this one.
info_outline Our Favorite 15 or so Heist Movies with Kwab Agyemang 06/04/2020
Our Favorite 15 or so Heist Movies with Kwab Agyemang Kwab Agyemang from A Brotha's Got Next comes on to help us with the perfect Heist Movie conversation, or at least, it started out that way... We scouted some of the best heist movies in the game, went over the ins and outs of their plans. Ultimately, our guys decide that its the crew that makes or breaks a good heist movie. You need a great crew and that what we had on this episode.
info_outline 10 Movies that Make Us Happy with Mickey Welde 05/19/2020
10 Movies that Make Us Happy with Mickey Welde Mickey Welde joins us and turns us into positive thinkers! We discuss movies that make us feel happy. We each had our own reasons for each movie on our lists and a good time was had by all. This one was recorded a ways back but it all still holds true. Except for the going places part, and the kids are older... anyway ALL of these movies are recommended and should be watched!
info_outline Best and Worst of the Marvel Cinematic Universe 05/04/2020
Best and Worst of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Hartman joins us to figure out the best and worst of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We discuss our favorites in the MCU. They might not be the ones that you think or for the reasons that you would expect. Talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe....
info_outline Mentors in Movies with guest Brian Kulak 04/27/2020
Mentors in Movies with guest Brian Kulak We are joined by Brian Kulak, author, former English teacher and current K-5 principal and more importantly, mentor to one of our two Mikes! We discuss the roles of mentors in films and in real life as well as how educators and writers are portrayed in movies.
info_outline S3E12 - Spider-Man: Homecoming and Suicide Squad (A Lost Episode) 04/14/2018
S3E12 - Spider-Man: Homecoming and Suicide Squad (A Lost Episode) Spider-Man: Homecoming is a fun, light-hearted story of a teenager trying to find his place in the world. He has to navigate high-school, relationships, responsibilities and being a super-hero. Its a nice departure from the norm while still fitting firmly in the MCU.
info_outline S3E11 - 10 Movies that You Should See 03/09/2018
S3E11 - 10 Movies that You Should See Mike and Mike offer movie suggestions to each other based on movies that they think the other hasn't seen. But they watch a lot of movies so these recommendations are a little off of the beaten path. They range from independents to comedies to just overlooked gems. You'll find something new in this list.
info_outline S3E9 - Groundhog Day and About Time 02/01/2018
S3E9 - Groundhog Day and About Time Two films that are more than they seem on the surface are the focus of this episode. Groundhog Day (1993) almost needs no introduction, but it does need repeat viewings to let the viewer in on how deep the movie runs. About Time (2013) is billed as a comedy but offers s much more than laughs. Get ready to think about life and all the choices that you may regret because these movies are time travel adjacent.
info_outline S3E7 -The Big Sick and the Hero 12/22/2017
S3E7 -The Big Sick and the Hero The Big Sick and The Hero look at what happens when life throws you something unexpected. And hard. There are no obvious choices in life when dealing with families, culture, expectations, fame, drive, and love. Then add in sickness. These two films take different looks at these things... different from each other and different than most films. The Big Sick is a comedy with a surprising amount of heart. Kumail is a comedian and meets his match in Emily, a lovely girl who is perfect for him. The only problem is that Kumail is expected to abide by an arranged marriage set up by his Pakistani Muslim immigrant parents. And then Emily gets sick. The Hero is a breakout performance by a man that we have adored for decades in Sam Elliott. He plays a Western icon given a potentially life ending diagnosis. Despite very serious premises, each of these films have so much to offer in heart and comedy. Both have amazing supporting casts and are strong contenders for awards.
info_outline S3E6 - Person to Person and Lemon 11/12/2017
S3E6 - Person to Person and Lemon Subdued. Avant-garde. Weird. Maybe words that we could use to describe our two offerings on this episode of Person to Person (2017) and Lemon (2017). But do we? These each have star-studded casts full of great actors or comedic geniuses. So what does that add up to?
info_outline S3E5 - John Wick 2 and The Hitman's Bodyguard 10/28/2017
S3E5 - John Wick 2 and The Hitman's Bodyguard He's back, and this time its complicated. John Wick is reluctantly brought back into the life of being a gentleman assassin. But I warn you, do not make him angry, you wouldn't like him when he's angry. Hand to hand combat is on full display once again and is not to be missed. We compare and contrast to The Hitman's Bodyguard. The laughs fly as freely as the bullets do in this one. Its a lighthearted tale of two killers on a road-trip to testify against a war criminal with a few pit-stops to win over their lady-friends.
info_outline S3E4 - Get Out and Split 10/21/2017
S3E4 - Get Out and Split Get Out and Split. Horrible name of this episode or regular names of two pretty good horror films from 2017? Could be both. We aren't big horror movie fans as a rule so these two must have had something going on to peak our mutual interest. Spoiler. They did. Listen in to find out what we think.
info_outline S3E2 - Life and Passengers 10/06/2017
S3E2 - Life and Passengers Space. Some have called it the final frontier. I call it a scary, dark, deathtrap of a bad idea for a vacation destination. But hey, its not all about the destination, its about the journey, right? Well, that's what Passengers posits and we have plenty of thoughts on that...
info_outline S3E1 - Season 3 Preview - a look ahead! 09/29/2017
S3E1 - Season 3 Preview - a look ahead! We are back for Season 3! We outline some of the things to come this Season and take a look at some of the movie franchises that actually do their best work in the third installment! We catch up on some of the things that happened in our break and tell you what to watch to enjoy this season of the Now and Then Movie Podcast.
info_outline S2E15 - Top 10 Summer Movies 06/16/2017
S2E15 - Top 10 Summer Movies Summer isn't just for fun. Its also for watching a ton of movies ! But how to choose? Listen to our list of the best Summer movies of all-time excluding the ones we forgot or didn't mention. But seriously, its a good list. We mention nearly 10 movies each. Almost. Just listen and go re-watch some of the best Summer movies according to us.
info_outline S2E14 - Mud and Cop Car 06/09/2017
S2E14 - Mud and Cop Car Its a coming-of-age story kind of episode, where shoot outs are an essential part of growing up. We review Mud (2012) and Cop Car (2015) where the central stories revolve around young boys stumbling into dangerous conflicts between adults. Both are movies that are worth watching and have stories that we haven't all seen a million times already. Both films have similar hallmarks of being told from the vantage point of children, and stripped down, uncomplicated stories. Each has a star to carry the film, but these films themselves have all they need to be something worthy of your collection and our discussion. You'll watch because of Matthew McConaughey or Kevin Bacon, but leave with some new favorite filmmakers.
info_outline S2E13 - Football Movies (The Best and Worst) 05/05/2017
S2E13 - Football Movies (The Best and Worst) We rank some of the all- time best and worst football movies. In our own special way, we discuss the good, the bad, and other ones. We feel qualified to judge these movies because, well, we have eyes. So kick back and enjoy because there is plenty of time until a real game kicks off!
info_outline S2E11 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Our Brand is Crisis 03/24/2017
S2E11 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Our Brand is Crisis S2E11 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Our Brand is Crisis was recorded in a simpler time... an episode from way back in early October of 2016. How naive we were. Anyway, two good films that deserve a look and some discussion. Also, sorry about the the background noise. We were super annoyed by it too.
info_outline S2E10 - Hacksaw Ridge and Saving Private Ryan with Mike Spina 03/17/2017
S2E10 - Hacksaw Ridge and Saving Private Ryan with Mike Spina We are joined by Mike Spina host of the Veterans History Podcast to talk about Hacksaw Ridge and Saving Private Ryan. We were hesitant to see Hacksaw Ridge but were glad that we did. You can listen to real veterans talk about their actual lives on the
info_outline S2E9 - Doctor Strange and Dr. Strangelove 03/09/2017
S2E9 - Doctor Strange and Dr. Strangelove Doctor Strange and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb are under the microscope in this one. We marvel at how more people don't know that these movies go together. We posit that 's 1964 film works well as a prequel to the 2016 Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle. Pocket Universes, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Tilda Swinton. We talk about all of it!