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Hey folks.

Normally this is the point where I would talk about the podcast episode you are (hopefully) about to listen to and why I like or dislike the film in question. But I have other things to talk about today.

Before I get to that let me just say thank you to everybody who has listened, shared, linked, liked, commented, retweeted, etc. any of my stuff since October of last year when I launched this endeavor. It’s surreal to think that there are somewhere near 50 hours of my voice floating around on the internet and I have you guy and gals to thank for that.

Now onto business.

It turns out that scheduling recording sessions for these podcasts has been quite a bit more difficult than I had originally hoped. All of the guests that have appeared on the podcast have been more than gracious in giving up their time to sit down and record. However it’s gotten to the point where I’m having to badger and harangue my friends to schedule a recording or even just pick a movie to watch. I don’t really want to do that. I want people to sit down and talk to me because they want to do so, not because I asked them so many times that they finally just gave in and said yes.

So where does that leave us? Well, I could continue to record when and where I can and push out one or two podcasts every month. Or I could take a brief hiatus from posting podcasts, build up a good bank of them and then have a sizable chunk of weekly content for 2 or 3 months solid.

I’ve decided to go with the second option. I think it’s much better to say “Hey, we’ll have podcasts once a week for the next 8 weeks.” than “There might be a podcast next week, maybe.”

I can’t make any guarantees on a timeline for posting new episodes. It all just depends on when and how often my friends are willing to sit down and record with me.

In the interim I am going to make a concerted effort to write for the website more often. I know it’s been relatively spotty for the most part and I’d like to get something a little more structured in place, though I don’t know what form that will take yet. And of course you can like/slash follow us on Facebook and Twitter where I post and share items regularly.

I’m also toying with a few ideas for other forums and outlets but I’ll keep those to myself for the time being.

So that’s it. I hope you will all continue to peruse the site while the podcast is on hiatus and I will do my best to make sure there’s good content to keep you coming back. Also as usual please feel from to reach out via the aforementioned Twitter or Facebook. As well as e-mail or even leaving comments on individual posts.











Hey all.

This week we’re looking at Galaxy Quest. I’m a big fan of this movie and it was fun to watch again and talk about. I mention it on the track, but I love a movie that can simultaneously poke fun at and lift up it’s source material and I think this is possibly the best example of exactly that. It evokes all those great things we all love about Star Trek while also giving a bit of a wink and a nod to all those silly bits that we rolled our eyes at but forgave anyways.


If you’d like to watch along with us, Galaxy Quest is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.


Hi folks!

Welcome to March. Spring is almost here and I personally can’t wait for the icy weather to let up. Today’s movie takes place somewhere with much nicer weather. Hollywood, where movies are made. I like The Player a lot and I’m glad Vinny chose this one to talk about. It’s a trippy yet fun pseudo-murder mystery that takes place in around Hollywood film lots, studios, and celebrity cameo filled soirees. Tim Robbins is great and there’s a particularly entertaining turn by Lyle Lovett that we’ll talk about on the track. I hope you all enjoy it.


If you’d like to watch along with us, The Player is available on Amazon.


Hi folks,

Here is the promised continuation of last weeks podcast. I hope you all enjoy part 2.

MartynOttoIf you’d like to watch along with us, It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Hi folks!

I hope you all had a great holiday. I took some much needed time off but I’m definitely glad to be back and presenting this first episode of the new year. This is a fun one. Marty definitely chose an unconventional movie to talk about. They literally don’t make movies this way anymore. Giant cast, massive locations budget, super long run time with tons of stunts and an intermission. I hope you all enjoy the conversation and the movie.

MartynOttoIf you’d like to watch along with us, It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.