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 Sweet Taste of Nastiness

The Sweet Taste of Nastiness

Join TJ and Joe to discuss the brilliant, intense, wonderful, scary, and generally well regarded film ‘Whiplash’. No matter what you might say or think about this film, you have to admit that it generates some great conversation. Also in the news this week, the ‘Mission Impossible 5’ trailer, rumor of Marvel looking to cast a 16 year old for the part of ‘Spider-Man’, and the Russo Brothers confirmed for ‘Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2’.

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Thomas Kinkade World

Thomas Kinkade World

TJ and Joe discuss the latest Disney live-action re-imagining: Cinderella. And what a feast for the eyes it is. From the dialog, to the story, to the acting, and even the casting, it’s hard to imagine how Disney could have gotten this re-make more right. Also don’t miss the discussion on the ‘Pixels’ trailer, rumors that J.J. Abrams will come back to the ‘Star Wars’ franchise for Episode IX, Alexandre Desplat possibly scoring one of the spin-off ‘Star Wars’ films, and more!

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Jake Lloyd as The Emperor

Jake Lloyd as The Emperor

Join Joe and TJ this week to talk about Will Smith and Margot Robbie’s latest, ‘Focus’. It’s so good in so many ways but the moral ambiguity may leave us all in a bit of a quandary. Ultimately, you’ll have to decide for yourself how you feel about that — after listening to TJ and Joe discuss it of course. And don’t miss discussion of rumors surrounding ‘Tron 3’ gearing up to shoot this fall in Vancouver, the new ‘Daredevil’ Trailer, the new ‘Inside Out’ Trailer, the new ‘Tomorrowland’ trailer, and the new ‘Age of Ultron’ trailer (there are a lot of trailers this week, it’s a regularly old “TrailerByte”.

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The Most Human

The Most Human

TJ and Joe are back! And they are pretty sure you won’t catch any deadly germs from an MP3. This week the primary film in review is the wonderfully fun ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’. But of course, they can’t not pay tribute to the death of one of the great actors of our time, Leonard Nimoy.

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Lizard Racist

Lizard Racist

TJ and Joe are joined by Mikey Fissel to talk about the big, fun, and half disappointing, half exciting space opera, ‘Jupiter Ascending’. Opinions are varied, and some love the film more than others. Also, Jon Stewart is leaving the daily show? What?!? And Spidey is coming back to the Marvel fold? Also, pigs seem to be taking flight! And since Marvel is in the news, why not talk about their upcoming Netflix show, ‘Daredevil’? Not to be left out, Lionsgate want to make more franchise films with ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise. Too bad their out of books.

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Tastes Like Cheese

Tastes Like Cheese

It’s been a while since TJ and Joe have had a good movie lampooning, so here is ‘Taken 3’ in all its terrible glory. Though TJ and Joe might quibble about which is worse, ‘Taken 2’, or ‘Taken 3’, they agree that neither film is really worth watching. But if you are not into hearing a good bashing of a bad film, don’t worry, there’s plenty else to talk about. Such as Harper Lee publishing a sequel to the famous book, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ — I know, right? — the ‘Honest Trailer’ for ‘The LEGO Movie’, a 3,000 piece LEGO ‘Avengers’ Helicarrier set, the Super Bowl TV Spot for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, Martin Scorsese and Kenneth Branagh talking about a ‘Macbeth’ film, the latest video from ‘Every Frame a Painting’ exploring cinematography, and Nicolas Cage praising Hayden Christensen’s performance in ‘Star Wars’ (oh my).

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You’re Not The Boss Of Me

You’re Not The Boss Of Me

It’s the cute and lovable ‘Paddington’. Join Joe and TJ to find out what makes this film pretty great during a not-so-great season for films. Also up for discussion: Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones?, Joss Whedon on ‘Avengers 3’, ‘Jupiter Ascending’, ‘The Fantastic Four’ trailer, Dreamworks layoffs and delays for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’, and a silly sounding upcoming ‘Monopoly’ movie that will be… like ‘The Goonies’? Ugh.

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The Five Year Old In Me Is Happy

The Five Year Old In Me Is Happy

I wish… I wish… I wish we could review a film, and so we do. Join TJ and JR Forasteros to discover whether ‘Into the Woods’ lived up to their expectations — or whether there is greener grass in pastures farther off. Also don’t miss a wonderful discussion on sci-fi television, crime drama, ‘X-Files’, ‘Fringe’ and more.

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One of Those Nasty Critics

One of Those Nasty Critics

TJ and Joe discuss another WWII movie this week: ‘Unbroken’. True to form, what Joe likes more about this film than ‘The Imitation Game, TJ likes more about ‘The Imitation Game’, and vice versa. But it takes all sort of people to make the world go ‘round. The thing is, TJ and Joe are still friends… Also in discussion this week, the new ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer, the trailer for Rob Thomas upcoming ‘iZombie’ TV series, the ‘House of Cards, Season 3’ trailer, rumors that Roberto Orci wanted to resurrect Vulcan, and a few thoughts on the Golden Globe Awards.

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A House Divided

A House Divided

TJ and Joe discuss the amazing craft, the historical accuracies and inaccuracies, the agenda, and everything else about ‘The Imitation Game’ staring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing. What a fantastic film. TJ wishes he had seen it before he made his top films of 2014 list. They also discuss the newest ‘Peanuts’ trailer and the state of animation, CGI, and nostalgic filmmaking, the new trailer for the live action remake of ‘Cinderella’, some of the actors we lost in 2014, and the films TJ is looking forward to in 2015 (by no means a comprehensive list).

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