Awesome Friday Podcast
Awesome Friday Podcast
Matthew Simpson & Simon Best
A podcast for film lovers! Join us each week for an in-depth discussion of two new films (or TV series), plus filmmaker interviews and special episodes.     Here is where you can connect with us: Homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca || Twitter: @AwesomeFridayCa || Facebook: Awesome Friday || Instagram: @AwesomeFridayCa || YouTube: Awesome Friday || Email: Contact UsIf you like what you hear, please consider supporting us via Patreon or Ko-Fi, and please visit the blog at AwesomeFriday.ca for more reviews and features. 
Episode 65: Nope & Not Okay
Greeting programs! This week on the podcast we are discussing Jordan Peele's latest directorial effort, the UFO horror thriller Nope, and Quinn Shephard's indictment of influencer culture Not Okay.  Join us for this discussion of two thematically linked films, something we totally planned for.  Honest. Also: Head over to this episode's homepage for JustWatch powered streaming links and all of our other content. SUPPORT:         We want to say thanks for listening to all our listeners, new and old; we appreciate every one of you. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a like, review, and subscribe on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare a few bucks, you could support us via Patreon or Ko-Fi.   Patreon   Ko-FiCONNECT WITH US:     Matthew on Twitter: @SmatthewAFSimon on Twitter: @TemporaryPenHome:   AwesomeFriday.caAwesome Friday on Twitter: @AwesomeFridayCa   Awesome Friday on Facebook: Awesome FridayAwesome Friday on Instagram: @AwesomeFridayCaAwesomeFriday on YouTube: Awesome FridayEmail Awesome Friday: Contact UsSHOW LINKS:Awesome Friday on Apple PodcastsAwesome Friday on Amazon MusicAwesome Friday on DeezerAwesome Friday on GoodpodsAwesome Friday on Google PodcastsAwesome Friday on iHeartRadioAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Jul 30
49 min
Episode 64: Vengeance & The Gray Man
Greetings programs! This week on the podcast, we’re talking about BJ Novak’s feature directorial debut Vengeance, and the Russo Brothers helmed $200 action blockbuster The Gray Man, starring Chris Evans and Canada’s Ryan Gosling. Check out this episode's homepage for streaming links, review scores, and all of our other content. Join us!SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiCONNECT WITH US:     Matthew on Twitter: @SmatthewAFSimon on Twitter: @TemporaryPenHome:   AwesomeFriday.caAwesome Friday on Twitter: @AwesomeFridayCa   Awesome Friday on Facebook: Awesome FridayAwesome Friday on Instagram: @AwesomeFridayCaAwesomeFriday on YouTube: Awesome FridayEmail Awesome Friday: Contact UsSHOW LINKS:Awesome Friday on Apple PodcastsAwesome Friday on Amazon MusicAwesome Friday on DeezerAwesome Friday on GoodpodsAwesome Friday on Google PodcastsAwesome Friday on iHeartRadioAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Jul 23
52 min
Episode 63: Games: Neon White & Medal of Honour
Welcome back, friends to a new episode of the games podcast! This week I wax lyrical about the splendours of 'Neon White', before trying to convince you of its link to EA's 'Medal Of Honor' reboot from 2010. Enjoy!Visit this episode's homepage to find a full listing of where you can listen to Awesome Friday as well as all of our other content: Neon White & Medal of Honor at AwesomeFriday.caCONNECT WITH US:     Matthew on Twitter: @SmatthewAFSimon on Twitter: @TemporaryPenHome:   AwesomeFriday.caAwesome Friday on Twitter: @AwesomeFridayCa   Awesome Friday on Facebook: Awesome FridayAwesome Friday on Instagram: @AwesomeFridayCaAwesomeFriday on YouTube: Awesome FridayEmail Awesome Friday: Contact UsSUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-Fi
Jul 20
23 min
Episode 62: Bonus: Our Favourite Marvel Movies featuring over a dozen of our friends *Updated*
Greetings, programs and welcome to a special bonus episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast. In our main episode this week, we asked over fifty of our friends to contribute their top ten Marvel Cinematic Universe entries and used those to establish a consensus top ten.We also asked everyone if they would be willing to record a short audio clip about their favourite with the intent of sprinkling those into the show. Well, we didn’t get one from everyone, but we did get a level of response that made that plan a little untenable. So we used them to build this special bonus episode.We’d very much like to thank everyone who contributed to the project and to this episode specifically. It has been a lot of fun and really rewarding to see our community come together.We’re going to start with Simon, and I speaking about our number one Marvel movies from our recent episode and then jump right into our friends speaking about theirs. We hope you enjoy it.THIS EPISODE FEATURES:Austin Belzer, AustinBMediaBrian Skutle, Sonic CinemaCraig McKenzie, KneelBeforBlog.co.ukDakota Arsenault, Contra Zoom PodDon Shanahan, 25 Years LaterJay Cluitt, Life vs Film, Deep Blue Sea The Podcast, The LAMBJeff Bulmer, Classic Movies Live!Michael Thomas, The Novice CinephileMovieRob, MovieRob, The MovieRob Minute PodcastRachel Ho, Freelance Critic, Contra Zoom PodRichard Kirkham, Kirkham Movie a Day, The LAMBShaurya Chawla, YouTubeThomas Stoneham-Judge, ThisIsForReel.comYL Koushik, Beta CriticCONNECT WITH US:       Homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca       Twitter: https://twitter.com/awesomefridayca           Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeFriday           Instagram: https://instagram.com/awesomefridayca/           YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJbgpYeyK4b_JH7H8P8INKA           Email: https://awesomefriday.ca/contact-us/           SUPPORT:            Patreon: http://patreon.com/mcsimpson           Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/matthewsimpson     
Jul 20
30 min
Episode 61: Marvel Extravaganza! Ms Marvel, Thor: Love & Thunder, Our MCU Top Ten(s), and The Ultimate MCU Top Ten
Greetings, programs, and welcome to our first anniversary! It's hard to believe we relaunched the podcast a year ago to the day, but here we are a year later. We are so grateful for all of you, for your listening and engagement, and for the community that we're starting to build. It's fitting that this week saw the release of two new Marvel Cinematic Universe entries because that's how the show began. Last year we covered the Disney+ series Loki and the film Black Widow. We decided to make an event of it, so this is a super-sized episode. Not only do we discuss the new Disney+ series Ms Marvel and the new film Thor: Love & Thunder, but we also break down both Simon and my MCU top ten lists, and then we asked over fifty of our friends to contribute to a consensus top ten list. That's right, the top ten MCU entries as decided by over fifty people.Visit this episode's homepage for streaming links powered by JustWatch for both of the new entries we discussed, a breakdown of the methodology used to determine the consensus top ten, anda. complete list of the more than fifty friends who contributed their own top ten lists. There is also a list of over 30 podcast networks you can find us on: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/07/podcast-marvel-extravaganza/A bonus episode is also coming soon, featuring audio clips from some of our friends detailing their favourite MCU films; look for that shortly. Join us!There will also be a bonus episode coming soon with audio clips from our friends about their favourite MCU entries. Look for that soon!CONNECT WITH US:       Homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca       Twitter: https://twitter.com/awesomefridayca           Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeFriday           Instagram: https://instagram.com/awesomefridayca/           YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJbgpYeyK4b_JH7H8P8INKA           Email: https://awesomefriday.ca/contact-us/           SUPPORT:            Patreon: http://patreon.com/mcsimpson           Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/matthewsimpson     Meanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Jul 17
1 hr 56 min
Episode 60: Games: Flight Of Nova & Superhot VR
Hello! Welcome to a new edition of the games podcast where I throw superlatives at two of my favourite games so far this year. First, I talk space flight and violent atmosphere-heat death in ‘Flight Of Nova‘, then making John Woo movies in ‘Superhot VR‘.It’s unscripted again – time, it’s (not) on my side – but back to being double the length! Yay! So settle in and join me actually finding my love for gaming again. Enjoy!Visit us at this episode homepage for this and all of our other content: CONNECT WITH US:       Homepage: <https://awesomefriday.ca>       Twitter: <https://twitter.com/awesomefridayca>           Facebook: <https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeFriday>           Instagram: <https://instagram.com/awesomefridayca/>           YouTube: <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJbgpYeyK4b_JH7H8P8INKA>           Email: <https://awesomefriday.ca/contact-us/>           SUPPORT:            Patreon: <http://patreon.com/mcsimpson>           Ko-Fi: <https://ko-fi.com/matthewsimpson>     SHOW LINKS:Awesome Friday on Apple PodcastsAwesome Friday on Amazon MusicAwesome Friday on DeezerAwesome Friday on GoodpodsAwesome Friday on Google PodcastsAwesome Friday on iHeartRadioAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on Stitcher
Jul 13
22 min
Episode 59: Games: Red White Yellow Cruising
It’s back! New year craziness and some technical issues brought the game podcast to a halt, and life found a way (to get in the way), but it finally feels like a good time to restart!You’ll notice that the games podcast is going to have shorter episodes from now on, both to help make it fit into my schedule, and also because I’m only going to talk about one game at a time. However, it’s now fully scripted, so you can read along if you please! Bonus article!This week, I’m trying to put into words the greatness of a new music-based block matching game called ‘Red White Yellow Cruising’ on the Nintendo Switch. You can find a full transcript of this episode, as well as all of our other content, on this episode's homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/07/games-red-white-yellow-cruising/Enjoy!CONNECT WITH US:       Homepage: <https://awesomefriday.ca>       Twitter: <https://twitter.com/awesomefridayca>           Facebook: <https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeFriday>           Instagram: <https://instagram.com/awesomefridayca/>           YouTube: <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJbgpYeyK4b_JH7H8P8INKA>           Email: <https://awesomefriday.ca/contact-us/>           SUPPORT:            Patreon: <http://patreon.com/mcsimpson>           Ko-Fi: <https://ko-fi.com/matthewsimpson>     SHOW LINKS:Awesome Friday on Apple PodcastsAwesome Friday on Amazon MusicAwesome Friday on DeezerAwesome Friday on GoodpodsAwesome Friday on Google PodcastsAwesome Friday on iHeartRadioAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on Stitcher
Jul 4
10 min
Episode 58: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On & Stranger Things 4
Greetings programs! Welcome to the first episode of July, in which we discuss a lovely new movie and the return of a much-loved television series. In the top half, we’ll introduce you to Marcel the Shell with Shoes on, the brainchild of Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp, and Elisabeth Holm, which balances childlike whimsey with deep emotional resonance. Then, in the bottom half of the show, we’re talking about Stranger Things 4, how it holds up against the previous seasons, and whether Simon should would it (he hasn’t!). There are streaming links powered by JustWatch as well as all of our other content, and everywhere you can listen to our show at this episodes homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/07/podcast-marcel-the-shell-with-shoes-on-stranger-things-4/ Join us!SUPPORT:            We want to say welcome and thanks for listening to all our listeners, new and old; we appreciate every one of you. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a like, review, and subscribe on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare a few bucks, you could support us via Patreon or Ko-Fi.Patreon: http://patreon.com/mcsimpson           Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/matthewsimpson     CONNECT WITH US:       Homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca       Twitter: https://twitter.com/awesomefridayca           Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeFriday           Instagram: https://instagram.com/awesomefridayca/           YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJbgpYeyK4b_JH7H8P8INKA           Email: https://awesomefriday.ca/contact-us/           SHOW LINKS:Awesome Friday on Apple PodcastsAwesome Friday on Amazon MusicAwesome Friday on DeezerAwesome Friday on GoodpodsAwesome Friday on Google PodcastsAwesome Friday on iHeartRadioAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on Stitcher
Jul 3
1 hr 5 min
Episode 57: An interview with filmmaker Dan Mirvish on his film '18 1/2'
Greetings programs! Dan Mirvish is an award-winning filmmaker known for films like Omaha: The Musical! and Bernard & Huey, as well as co-founding the Slamdance Film Festival. His latest film is a genre mashup, part thriller and part dark comedy, set in the 1970s and adjacent to the watergate scandal 18 1/2 tells the story of a young transcriptionist who hears the infamous missing time from the Nixon Watergate tapes and the idealistic journalist she brings the story to.I sat down with Dan on Zoom a few weeks ago and had a great conversation. You can listen to it here on this page or anywhere you listen to podcasts. I hope you enjoy it!There are streaming links powered by JustWatch as well as all of our other content available at this episodes homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/06/interview-director-dan-mirvish/SUPPORT:           We want to say welcome and thanks for listening to all our listeners, new and old; we appreciate every one of you. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a like, review, and subscribe on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare a few bucks, you could support us via Patreon or Ko-Fi. Patreon: http://patreon.com/mcsimpson           Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/matthewsimpson     CONNECT WITH US:       Homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca        Twitter: https://twitter.com/awesomefridayca           Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeFriday           Instagram: https://instagram.com/awesomefridayca/           YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJbgpYeyK4b_JH7H8P8INKA           Email: https://awesomefriday.ca/contact-us/         SHOW LINKS:Awesome Friday on Apple PodcastsAwesome Friday on Amazon MusicAwesome Friday on DeezerAwesome Friday on GoodpodsAwesome Friday on Google PodcastsAwesome Friday on iHeartRadioAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Jun 29
31 min
Episode 56: The Sea Beast & Obi-Wan Kenobi
Greeting programs! Join us this week as we discuss the upcoming Netflix animated film The Sea Beast, directed by Chris Williams and starring Karl Urban and Jared Harris, and the recently concluded Obi-Wan Kenobi series from Disney+.There are streaming links powered by JustWatch as well as all of our other content available at this episodes homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/06/podcast-the-sea-beast--obi-wan-kenobi/ Join us!SUPPORT:           We want to say welcome and thanks for listening to all our listeners, new and old; we appreciate every one of you. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a like, review, and subscribe on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare a few bucks, you could support us via Patreon or Ko-Fi. Patreon: http://patreon.com/mcsimpson           Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/matthewsimpson     CONNECT WITH US:       Homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca       Twitter: https://twitter.com/awesomefridayca           Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeFriday           Instagram: https://instagram.com/awesomefridayca/           YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJbgpYeyK4b_JH7H8P8INKA           Email: https://awesomefriday.ca/contact-us/        SHOW LINKS:Awesome Friday on Apple PodcastsAwesome Friday on Amazon MusicAwesome Friday on DeezerAwesome Friday on GoodpodsAwesome Friday on Google PodcastsAwesome Friday on iHeartRadioAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Jun 26
1 hr 17 min
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