The MovieByte Podcast

The MovieByte Podcast

The MovieByte Podcast is a show to discuss, praise, lament, or sometimes even lampoon movies, TV shows, culture and more. Sometimes we talk about specific movies, or sometimes we talk about a movie series, or even TV shows. And sometimes we talk much more broadly about movie themes or topics.

The MovieByte Podcast #85: Trust Issues

Trust Issues

Chad and TJ are joined by Fizz to ostensibly talk about ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ — and they certainly do, but that of course means that they have to discuss the larger Marvel Universe as well. This is, of course, a lot of fun, and a conversation you won’t want to miss!

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The MovieByte Podcast #84: They’re Nobodies

They’re Nobodies

This episode may be recorded on April Fools’ Day, but this is no joke! TrailerByte is back this week as Chad and TJ make their way through a long list of very fun and exciting trailers. Lots of good discussion on the upcoming films — it’s all very exciting! Some of those trailers and upcoming films include ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, ‘Transcendence’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, ‘Jupiter Ascending’, ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, ‘Peanuts’, and more! And don’t miss our review of ‘Divergent’. The critics are being quite harsh on the film, is it really that bad? Emphatically not. It’s not bad at all.

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The MovieByte Podcast #83: They Want a Sequel

They Want a Sequel

Join Chad and TJ to talk about concepts for an Apple TV refresh, Acapella Mario and other late ’80s/early ’90s games, Andy Serkis directing the Warner Bros. version of ‘The Jungle Book’, thoughts on Pixar, ‘Newt’, ‘Cars 3’, ‘The Incredibles 2’ and more, Brian Tyler scoring ‘The Avengers 2’ instead of Alan Silvestri, and lots of other fun stuff. Plus, don’t miss TWO film reviews this week: ‘3 Days to Kill’, which TJ found to be passable but Chad pretty much as an active dislike for, and ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ which both agree is a great film. TJ may have enjoyed it a bit more however.

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The MovieByte Podcast #82: Punny


Follow up! Sam the Eagle has arrives and he’s awesome (see the show links)! This leads to a bit of muppet talk of course. And don’t miss, GLaDOS tells us all about the difference between Fusion and Fission. Idris Elba has been cast in Disney’s live action ‘The Jungle Book’ as Shere Khan, which seems just about right. And while TJ thinks the ‘Annie’ remake looks fantastic, Chad is quite a bit less than thrilled. TJ suspects he has had his heart removed. And the primary review is ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ which was better than TJ was expecting but not as good as Chad would have liked. So they met in the middle.

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The MovieByte Podcast #81: Don’t Bad Guys Watch Movies?

Don’t Bad Guys Watch Movies?

TJ’s voice is better, his Internet is back, and he and Chad are raring to go! First up: ‘The Muppets’! TJ has been getting caught up in preparation for the upcoming ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ and though he’s enjoyed some of them more than others he’s enjoying himself with the outlandish Muppet clan. Of course there’s also The Oscars to talk about. And don’t forget that there’s the rumor of a new ‘Matrix’ trilogy by the Wachowskis. And this week features two reviews: ‘The Monuments Men’ which neither Chad nor TJ liked very much, and ‘Non-Stop’, which was sadly a far better film than ‘Monuments Men’. What is the state of filmmaking coming to?

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The MovieByte Podcast #80: I Wouldn’t Buy That for a Dollar

I Wouldn’t Buy That for a Dollar

This week, Chad, Fizz, and TJ talk about RoboCop, both old and new. Tune in as the epic battle ensues over which is better! Also, Find out why you should always return your rentals on time so you don’t go to jail, find out about ‘Back to the Future’ style power laces coming in 2015 — right on time, listen to a little pontificating about ‘House of Cards’, and find out that ‘Black Widow will be getting her own Marvel Movie starring, of course, Scarlett Johansson.

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The MovieByte Podcast #79: Spaceship!


Be careful! Chad might unleash “The Kragle”! In this episode we find out that no one is going to be taken in ‘Taken 3’. Seems like maybe they want to think about a name change then, doesn’t it? Of course Joe, having written a review of ‘Taken 2: Please Take it Back’ has something to say about all this. We also now know the start date of the principle photography for ‘Star Wars VII’. Joe may not be too excited about this, but Chad and TJ are. And then, Chad and Joe get all excited about ‘Back to the Future — The Musical’ coming in 2015. Yeah, they’re geeks. And before diving into the primary review of ‘The LEGO Movie’ the stupidity of Fox News Hosts must be discussed because it directly relates to ‘The LEGO Movie’. And the consensus on said film is that it was quite awesome.

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The MovieByte Podcast #78: The Science Oven

The Science Oven

Join TJ, Chad, and Fizz for the ultimate Microsoft Windows Fail! Well, okay, that did happen to poor Chad, but the show must go on! It’s sad, but to start things off, the trio discuss the death of Philip Seymore Hoffman. It’s a downer, but it would have seemed wrong not to address it. Then they briefly find out if Chad and TJ did okay discussing Fizz’s top 13 films of 2013. Follwed by a good discussion on the casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther. Given TJ’s supreme disdain for ‘Man of Steel’, you wouldn’t think he would have so much to say about it but he does, as do Chad and Fizz. Also in question and discussion, has J.K. Rowling lost her mind? Probably. Then Chad and Fizz get to talk about ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ trailer. And don’t miss out on the spirited discussion of David O. Russell’s latest film, ‘American Hustle’.

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The MovieByte Podcast #77: That Ten Dollar Word

That Ten Dollar Word

Join TJ and Chad for a review of the surprise hit, ‘Lone Survivor’. But up first, TJ got a cool ‘Star Trek’ shirt for his birthday. Then, ‘Atlas Shrugged 3’ is apparently a thing — whatever. TJ and Chad have fun walking through Mike Fissel’s list of top 13 films. The new Maleficent trailer is set to the classic Disney tune ‘Once Upon a Dream’, but it may not be the way you remembered it. And there are nine (count ‘em, NINE) new clips and a really awesome featurette for the upcoming ‘Lego Movie’. Folks, it’s looking pretty awesome! And obviously the reason you’re here is for the primary review. TJ and Chad may differ on their rating but they agree on many of the featured points.

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The MovieByte Podcast #76: I Am Stoic

I Am Stoic

A man walks into a theater with prescription lenses in his ‘Google Glass’ glasses and is “escorted out” for pirating. You can’t make this stuff up folks. This is crazy making right here. Long live the police state. In happier news, Carrie Fisher expects to start filming ‘Star Wars’ in March or April. It’s a rumor so take it with a grain of salt, but that seems about right for releasing sometime in 2015. TJ and Chad really just want to know if she’ll be sporting the Cinnamon Bun hairstyle again! It’s a sad day in film distribution as Paramount is now the first company to officially end film print distribution and go all digital. And of course, Chad and TJ have something to say about the Oscar nominees this year. Our primary review this week is of ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’.

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