The Lion King (2019)

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‘The Lion King’ remake conquered the box office over the weekend with a staggering $500 million already in the bank. But aside from the success, the discussion surrounding the movie’s reception has been dominating social media ever since its release. We give our honest account of what we thought of ‘The Lion King’ and hope you will do the same in the comments.

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This week’s Weekly Recommends:
Kent: The Master (Movie - 2012)
Richard: Raised in Captivity by Chuck Klosterman (Book - 2019)
Brian: The Art of Being Bill by Ezra Croft & Jennifer Raiser (Book - 2018)


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Director Ari Aster brought us one of the most-talked-about films of 2018 with his first feature ‘Hereditary.’ This year, he’s at it again with the surreal and visceral ‘Midsommar.’ Was Aster able to repeat the viral success of his debut? What kind of potential does he have as a filmmaker? Kent and Richard combine powers to look for the true meaning of ‘Midsommar.’

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Rants & Raves: Stranger Things 3

Hopefully everyone has finished their bingewatching of Stranger Things 3 by now! In keeping with tradition, Kent and Brian join forces for a special ‘Rants & Raves’ episode to react to season 3’s highs and lows and speculate on where Hawkins goes from here.

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Dave Bautista is a roughneck cop named Vic. Kumail Nanjiani is an Uber driver named Stu. Get ready for some hilarious hijinks and action scenes straight off of your grandparent’s VHS shelf, it’s STUBER! Join Brian and a special guest as they break down all that ‘Stuber’ had to offer (if anything.)

Throwback! The Lion King (25th Anniversary)

A Disney movie gets animated, a Disney movie gets remade. It's all a part of the circle of life. We're stepping back before the highly-anticipated remake of The Lion King for our thoughts on the OG animated classic. Which songs will make it into the new one? Which ones shouldn't? We've got you covered in this exclusive VIP Throwback.

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Spider-Man: Far from Home

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Marvel Studios just keeps cranking out the hits! Spider-Man is back to dominating the box-office, so we’re back to breaking down what’s next for the MCU and how ‘Far from Home’ ranks among the past films in the franchise. We’re also discussing a lost project from Tom Holland and answering your questions in the return of #AskTheMAMFam!

0:00 - Welcome / shoutouts
5:15 - Movie news
17:30 - #AskTheMAMFam
31:00 - Spider-Man: Far from Home review
1:25:00 - Weekly Recommends

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This week’s Weekly Recommends:
Kent: The Wandering Earth (Movie - 2019)
Brian: Jessica Jones Season 3 (TV Series - 2019)

Child's Play (2019)

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Episode brought to you by The Movies on CNN - Premiering this Sunday @ 9PM! // Apparently the world just can’t get enough of movies about dolls coming to life, so this week we’re discussing the third-most-popular one currently in theaters, the reboot of the 1980s horror-comedy classic ‘Child’s Play,’ as well as some other properties of that time that could be getting reboots of their own very soon!

0:00 - Welcome
3:00 - Reboot news
24:00 - Child’s Play review
56:00 - Weekly Recommends

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This week’s Weekly Recommends:
Kent - Garden State (Movie - 2004)
Richard - Anima by Thom Yorke (Album - 2019)
Nick - Wild and Crazy Guys by Nick de Semlyen

Throwback! Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

We're continuing our journey through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Brian and Richard for the 97th time, and Kent for the first. Where will our thoughts differ?! What did the #mamfam rank as their favorite Potter film? We've got all things 'Goblet of Fire'-related on the table in this exclusive Throwback!

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Toy Story 4


Is ‘Toy Story 4’ worth the wait, or should it have even happened at all? We’re breaking down all things related to the Toy Story Extended Cinematic Pixar Universe in this week’s episode as well as discussing some rumors about Keanu Reeves, a reboot that has Brian shaking in his boots and an update on Avengers’ box-office numbers.

0:00 - Avengers update / Keanu news / Reboot news
30:00 - Toy Story 4 review
1:16:00 - Weekly Recommends

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This week’s Weekly Recommends:
Brian: Help Us Stranger by the Raconteurs (Album)
Richard: Stephen Colbert on WTF with Marc Maron (Podcast)
Kent: Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull (Book)

Men in Black: International


Here come the Men (and women) in Black, returning to theaters for some reason. Join us as we attempt to justify ‘Men in Black: International’ as well as discuss some upcoming sequel/reboots that could possible be concerning.

0:00 - Welcome!
3:00 - Movie news
22:00 - MIB:I review
1:08:00 - Weekly Recommends

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This week’s Weekly Recommends:
Brian: Josh Ritter in Concert (Musician)
Richard: Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis (Book - 1989)
Kent: The One I Love (Movie - 2014)

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Dark Phoenix

The X-Men are again united to face a familiar foe, again, for some reason. Tune in as we’re wrapping up our thoughts on all things Dark Phoenix and the X-Men series with a special guest, discussing some Big Lebowski news and inducting some worthy candidates into our hall of AmericanTreasures™.

0:00 - Welcome / Lebowski news
9:00 - AmericanTreasures™
30:00 - Dark Phoenix Discussion
1:30:00 - Weekly Recommends

This week's Weekly Recommends:
Brian: David Letterman on Awards Chatter (Podcast)
Kent: The Chef Show - Season 1 (Netflix)
Richard: My Next Guest with David Letterman - Season 2 (Netflix)

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Throwback! X-Men (2000)

Before 'Dark Phoenix' finally makes its way to theaters this weekend, we're looking back on nearly 20 years of X-Men with our resident geek Ariel of Geek 101. How do the X-Men films rank for you? Let us know in the VIP!

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)


Godzilla returns to the big screen after a 5-year hiatus, this time he’s prepping to take on King Kong by fighting a 3-headed dragon and a giant moth? Batman Shane pinch-hits for Richard as we try to make sense of ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ and discuss some news coming out of Netflix.

0:00 - Welcome / shoutouts
5:00 - Netflix news
30:00 - Godzilla: King of the Monsters discussion
1:20:00 - Weekly Recommends

This week's Weekly Recommends:
Brian: Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend: Bob Newhart (Podcast)
Kent: My Next Guest with David Letterman - Season 2 (Netflix)
Shane: Let's Rock by The Black Keys (Album)

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Throwback! Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban


Our VIP-exclusive 'Harry Potter' Throwback retrospective series continues with the pivotal third installment! Join Richard and Brian as they refresh you on all the best moments from Azkaban, while Kent reacts after watching for the very first time. Is Hogwarts doomed to the fate of the Minions?! Tune in and find out!

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Aladdin (2019)


Another day goes by, another Disney live-action reboot hits theaters. Hear what we thought about Guy Ritchie’s ‘Aladdin,’ what’s next for Disney and of course, Blue Will Smith. Also don’t miss our first ever #AskTheMAMFam segment featuring YOU! Give us a call at 214-308-1308 to chime in on our next episode!