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 80: Bullet Train & TÁR
Greetings, programs, and welcome to another week on the Awesome Friday Podcast. In this episode, we dive into the neon-lit, glossy action comedy Brad Pitt spectacle Bullet Train and a tour de force performance from Cate Blanchett in Todd Field's TÁR. Join us!Be sure to visit the homepage for this week's episode, where you can find JustWatch powered streaming links, our ratings, and all of our other content: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/11/podcast-bullet-train--tar/ Once again, this week, it appears we have a few more subscribers, and to each of you joining us, we'd like to say welcome! If you aren't new, we want to say welcome back! We're glad you're here. If you like what you hear, we'd like to ask you to consider giving us a five-star review on your podcasting platform of choice, or if you'd like to contribute more directly, we do have a Patreon or Ko-Fi. Thank you so much for listening; we appreciate you all.CONNECT 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-FiSHOW 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 JioSaavnAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherAwesome Friday on TuneInMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Nov 20
55 min
Episode 79: Don't Worry Darling & The Wonder
Greetings programs! This week on the show, we have a Florence Pugh doubleheader.  First, we look at the now-streaming Don't Worry Darling by director Olivia Wilde.  When it was released, this one was laden with controversy, but is it a good movie?  Only one way to find out! Following that, we have the new Netflix release, The Wonder, from Sebastien Lelio, who previously won an Oscar for A Fantastic Woman. After listening, be sure to visit this episode's page for JustWatch-powered streaming links to each film, as well as our ratings and all of our other content: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/11/podcast-dont-worry-darling--the-wonder/Once again, this week, it appears we have a few more subscribers, and to each of you joining us, we'd like to say welcome! If you aren’t new, we want to say welcome back! We’re glad you’re here. If you like what you hear, we’d like to ask you to consider giving us a five-star review on your podcasting platform of choice, or if you’d like to contribute more directly, we do have a Patreon or Ko-Fi. Thank you so much for listening; we really do appreciate you all.CONNECT 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-FiSHOW 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 JioSaavnAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherAwesome Friday on TuneInMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Nov 13
52 min
Episode 78: Weird: The Al Yankovic Story & Enola Holmes 2
Greetings, programs, and welcome to the Awesome Friday Podcast for November 6th 2022! This week we're diving into two new streaming releases: The Roku Channel Original "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" starring Daniel Radcliffe, and the Netflix Original "Enola Holmes 2" starring Millie Bobby Brown. Every week it looks like there are more listeners joining us, so if you are new here, we want to say welcome! If you aren't new, we want to say welcome back! We're glad you're here. If you like what you hear, we'd like to ask you to consider giving us a five-star review on your podcasting platform of choice, or if you'd like to contribute more directly, we do have a Patreon or Ko-Fi. Thank you so much for listening; we really do appreciate you all.Be sure to hit up this episode's homepage for our ratings, streaming links to both movies, and all our other content:  https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/11/podcast-weird-the-al-yankovic-story--enola-holmes-2/CONNECT 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-FiSHOW 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 JioSaavnAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherAwesome Friday on TuneInMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight.  
Nov 6
44 min
Episode 77: Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities
Greetings, programs, and welcome to a very special episode of the podcast. This week instead of our usual two things, we are reviewing one or eight, depending on your perception of the universe.   Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities is an 8-episode horror anthology that is now out on Netflix, and we are looking at all eight episodes. We both have strong feelings about them; listen in to find out what they are!  Be sure to visit this episode's homepage for our ratings, streaming links, and all of our other content.   CONNECT 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:Every week it looks like more listeners are joining us, so if you are new here,we want to say welcome! If you aren't new, we want to say welcome back! We're glad you're here. If you like what you hear, we'd like to ask you to consider giving us a five-star review on your podcasting platform of choice, or if you'd like to contribute more directly, we have a Patreon or Ko-Fi. Thank you so much for listening; we really do appreciate you all.            Patreon   Ko-FiSHOW 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 JioSaavnAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherAwesome Friday on TuneInMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Oct 30
1 hr 15 min
Episode 76: Raymond & Ray & Decision to Leave
Greetings Programs! This week on the podcast, Matt and Simon take a look at a pair of wayward bothers in the new AppleTV+ release Raymond & Ray and the Cannes Film Festival Best Director winning Decision to Leave from the great Park Chan-wook. Will there be hot takes? Only one way to find out! Find links to listen (and JustWatch powered streaming links for each movie) below.Join us!Every week it looks like there are more listeners joining us, so if you are new here, we want to say welcome! If you aren’t new, we want to say welcome back! We’re glad you’re here. If you like what you hear, we’d like to ask you to consider giving us a five-star review on your podcasting platform of choice, or if you’d like to contribute more directly, we do have a Patreon or Ko-Fi. Thank you so much for listening; we really do appreciate you all.Be sure to check out this episode's homepage, which features streaming links for each movie, our ratings, and links to all our other content.CONNECT 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-FiSHOW 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 JioSaavnAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherAwesome Friday on TuneIn
Oct 23
59 min
Episode 75: Marvel's Werewolf by Night & All Quiet on the Western Front
Greetings programs! This week the Awesome Friday Podcast is back with a look at two new streaming titles. First up is the latest Marvel experiment, the Halloween special Werewolf by Night. Following that, we look at the new adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front, produced by Netflix. You’ll find streaming links powered by JustWatch, as well as our ratings and all our other content at this episode's homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/10/podcast-werewolf-by-night--all-quiet-on-the-western-front/Join us! CONNECT 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:            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   Ko-FiSHOW 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 JioSaavnAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherAwesome Friday on TuneInMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight.
Oct 15
1 hr 4 min
Episode 74: VIFF 2022 Top Fives w/ Dakota from Contra Zoom
Greetings programs! We’re back after just a few days with a special bonus wrap-up episode for the 2022 Vancouver International Film Festival. This episode is also a joint episode with our friends Contra Zoom, Dakota from that show and Matthew are breaking down their five favourites from the festival together, and the episode will be going out on both of our feeds! Surprisingly our top five lists only share one film in common, and you’ll have to listen to find out which! Be sure to visit this episode's homepage for JustWatch-powered streaming links for each movie and where to listen to both our show and Contra Zoom.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/           CONNECT WITH CONTRA ZOOM: Website: ContraZoomPod.comTwitter: @ContraZoomPodFacebook: ContraZoomPodInstagram: @ContraZoomPodPodcast: Spotify | Apple | GoogleSUPPORT:         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   Ko-FiSHOW 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 JioSaavnAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherAwesome Friday on TuneInMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight.  
Oct 11
1 hr 25 min
Episode 73: VIFF 2022: Viking & Triangle of Sadness
Greetings programs! This week on the podcast, we're looking at two films that played as part of the 2022 Vancouver International Film Festival. First up is Canadian director Stéphane Lafleur's new high-concept comedy Viking. Then we take a closer look at Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winning satire of wealth and privilege Triangle of Sadness. Be sure to visit this episode's homepage for JustWatch-powered streaming links, our ratings, and all of our other content. Join us!CONNECT 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:            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.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 JioSaavnAwesome Friday on OvercastAwesome Friday on SpotifyAwesome Friday on StitcherAwesome Friday on TuneInMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight.
Oct 8
57 min
Episode 72: Blonde & Star Wars: Andor
Greetings programs! This week on the podcast, we are looking at the divisive new Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde, starring Ana de Armas as the titular blonde bombshell, before moving on to the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise, Andor. We spend half the episode swooning over one of these; listen to find out which!JustWatch-powered streaming links, our ratings, as well as all of our other content and a complete list of where you can listen to this episode are available 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-FiSHOW 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. 
Sep 25
1 hr
Episode 71: Blank & Moonage Daydream
Greetings, programs, and welcome to another edition of the Awesome Friday Podcast.  This week Matt and Simon take a look at the new high-concept indie thriller Blank and the new documentary about the life and art of David Bowie, Moonage Daydream.  One of these movies is one of the best movies of the year, so listen closely to find out which. When you're done listening to the episode, be sure to head to AwesomeFriday.ca, where you will find streaming links for each film (powered by JustWatch), our ratings, and all of our other content. Join us!CONNECT 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:           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. 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!
Sep 17
47 min
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