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 #98: Love it Or Hate it

Love it Or Hate it

What a wide range of opinions there are on this episode! On the one end of the spectrum you’ve got a 5 star review, and on the other end you’ve got 1/2 star review. Then you’ve got one of the guys who thinks the truth probably lies somewhere just shy of the middle, and another guy who thinks it may lie a bit above the middle. This obviously makes for some interested discussion as you would expect. Also on the docket, ‘Star Wars VII’ supposed plot details, the ‘Kite’ trailer starring Samuel L. Jackson, the trailer for the ‘12 Monkeys’ TV series, some details about ‘Heroes Reborn’, and Kevin Feige speaking well of ‘D.C. Comics’.

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The MovieByte Podcast #97: Don’t Confuse Me With the Facts

Don’t Confuse Me With the Facts

Join TJ and Clark to talk about one of the better summer block busters: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’. Sure, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ may have been a pretty decent film, but this one far surpasses it. It’s intelligent sci-fi with a lot of emotional resonance and great story telling. Also up for discussion are ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ performing better than initially thought over its lifetime, the trailer for ‘Exodus: Of God’s and Kings’ which is the upcoming film from Ridley Scott, Disney’s upcoming live action ‘Dumbo’ which sounds about like its name implies, and Jon Favreau’s upcoming live action ‘The Jungle Book.’

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The MovieByte Podcast #96: It’s A Metaphor

It’s A Metaphor

Join TJ, Joe, and Clark to discuss what turns out to be a pretty big disappointment for this summer movie season: ‘Earth to Echo’. While the film has a couple of redeeming qualities, its sins were just to great for the film to be much good for anything. This, of course, merits a good deal of discussion. Also in the news, more ‘Star Wars VII’ and Harrison Ford injury talk, ‘Trans4mers’ holding the number 1 spot at the box office, a video essay on what, exactly, constitutes “Bayhem”, a gritty Henry Cavill ‘Batman v Superman’ poster, the upcoming Blu-ray release of the old Adam West ‘Batman’ series, and ‘Enchanted 2’ is on its way to production.

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The MovieByte Podcast #95: Enablers


This week, TJ, Clark, and Fizz tackle the pure awfulness that is ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’. While we try to tackle things that in general are wonderful and good and likable, it is fun once in a while to do a complete smack-down and that’s what you’re going to get this week. Other topics of interest include ‘Star Wars’ and Harrison Fords injury, ‘Pacific Rim 2’ set for 2017 and an animated ‘Pacific Rim’ series, and Frank Darabont set to direct ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2’.

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The MovieByte Podcast #94: He’s Really Slimy

He’s Really Slimy

This week, TJ and Chad travel back in time to 2005 to review what TJ considers to be Michael Bay’s only really good film: ‘The Island’. It seems appropriate since Bay’s latest film ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ will be hitting theaters this weekend. You also won’t want to miss Chad’s thoughts on ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’, some analysis of Young Adult Material and some geeking out about the upcoming ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’, Harrison Ford’s injury on the set of ‘Star Wars’, TNG Season 6 Blu-ray, Rian Johnson as director for ‘Star Wars VIII’, ‘The Judge’ trailer staring Robert Downy Jr. and Robert Duvall, and Joe Darnell’s op-ed on marketing films.

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The MovieByte Podcast #93: These G.I. Joes Were About To Die

These G.I. Joes Were About To Die

Chad is out of town, and Clark is down with a cold. But never fear, TJ persuaded former co-host and co-founder Joe Darnell to join him to talk about ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’. While TJ has much more love for the film (and the first one) than Joe, it’s a fun conversation about a great film you won’t want to miss. Other topics of discussion: Jon Favreau on ‘Iron Man 4’ possibilities, Marvel Considering Another ‘Hulk’ Film, Elsa now most popular baby name of 2014, A Taste of What’s to Come With the ‘Ninjago’ Film, and RUMORED Details on the ‘Star Wars VII’ Villains.

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The MovieByte Podcast #92: Time To Start Over

Time To Start Over

Listen in as Chad and TJ live the same day over, and over, and over, and over. But it’s worth it since the film they are discussing was fantastic. Edge of tomorrow may have been about reseting the day every single time, but it was anything but boring. It was in fact energetic and lively; and a lot of fun. Other topics of fun and discussion include the ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ soundtrack, ‘Pacific Rim 2’, Alamo Drafthouse Banning Google Glass, ‘The Boxtrolls’ trailer, an upcoming ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ film, and the upcoming Disney Lion King straight-to-TV movie, ‘The Lion Guard’.

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The MovieByte Podcast #91: Hello Father

Hello Father

Maleficent is not receiving a lot of praise from critics, but Chad and TJ both think this is a little unfair. The film may not be destined for Oscar season or anything, but it was quite a good film and quite an enjoyable experience. Also of interest: set pics from ‘Star Wars VII’ OF THE MILLENNIUM FALCON. Guys, seriously! We’re living in a time when new ‘Star Wars’ is being made. And they’re building a Millennium Falcon Set. Also some casting news in the form of Lupita Nyong’o’s and Gwendoline Christie. Secret Cinema is recreating Hill Valley from ‘Back to the Future’ in London and Chad is probably going to get to go. Lucky dog. And Warner Bros. has moved ‘Jupiter Ascending’ to February of 2015… you know, where all the good films are released… sigh.

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The MovieByte Podcast #90: Jabba Origin Story

Jabba Origin Story

Join TJ and Clark to discuss ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ because there’s a lot here to like! Bryan Singer is back at the helm of the franchise and he certainly gets it right. But there are a few things to complain about as well, because duh! Also discussed the upcoming ‘Stargate’ reboot, ‘Batman v Superman’ and how it relates to ‘Justice League’, the firing of Edgar Wright from ‘Ant-Man’, the ‘Big Hero 6’ trailer, and Gareth Edwards upcoming directorial installment of a ‘Star Wars’ Spinnoff film.

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The MovieByte Podcast #89: One Look, One Line

One Look, One Line

TJ and Chad review ‘Godzilla’ — though there will be those who would like to disqualify them from reviewing a film in a franchise where they have never seen any of the previous films. But TJ and Chad think they have something to bring to the table and so they do. They also discuss the rumor that Alfanso Cuaron may direct the ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-off ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and whether or not that’s a good thing, possible Blu-ray release of the unadulterated original ‘Star Wars’ films, the new title for the upcoming Batman/Superman crossover film, comic book franchise wars and people being truly stupid, and more!

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