Awesome Friday Podcast 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.caTwitter: @AwesomeFridayCaFacebook: Awesome FridayInstagram: @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 150: Star Wars: The Acolyte & Under Paris
Greetings programs!  This week on the Awwesome Friday Podcast Matthew and Simon are taking a look at two new streaming things.  First we have the new entry in the Star Wars universe, The Acolyte, and following that the new French shark movie Under Paris.  It's a fun episode and we hope you enjoy it!BONUS CONTENT:     This week our patreon supporters get to hear Simon ask about comic book characters that are better on the page than on the screen, and then in celebration of Under Paris Matthew asks for our top three Shark movies (that aren't Jaws). All patrons get access to the bonus show, and patronage starts at just $2 Northern Gold per month. Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/june-9th-bonus-105896926SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     As always this week's episode homepage will have JustWatch powered links that will tell you everywhere you can stream each of these titles.  This is true of every title we've covered since July 2021 as well so if you're intersted in a film, search it up on the site and use our links, it will help us keep going!Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/06/podcast-the-acolyte-under-paris/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Jun 9
1 hr 5 min
Episode 149: Boy Kills World & Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
Greetings programs!  Join us as we dive into Boy Kills World, the new live action cartoon action film starring Bill Skarsgård, and then return with us to the wasteland as we look at George Miller's latest, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.  We have a lot to say about both of these movies and we hope you enjoy the show!BONUS CONTENT:     This week on the bonus show we talk about formative but perhaps underseen or underappreciated movies from the late 1990s, including titles like Don McKellar's Last Night, Alex Proyas' Dark City, and more.  All patrons get access to the bonus show and patronage starts at just $2 Canadian per month!Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/june-2nd-bonus-105580962SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     This episodes homepage has JustWatch-powered links that will take you to wherever you can buy, rent, or stream each of these movies.  The links update based on your location and film availability, so bookmark the page if there isn't availability when you check, because there will be soon!Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/06/podcast-boy-kills-world-amp-furiosa-a-mad-max-saga/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Jun 4
54 min
Episode 148: The Fall Guy & Challengers
Greetings programs!  This week on the show, we're taking a close look at the new Ryan Gosling & Emily Blunt starring, David Leitch-directed ode to stunt work, The Fall Guy.  Following that, we're looking at Luca Guadagnino's latest Challengers, starring Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O'Connor.   BONUS CONTENT:     This week's supporter bonus show sees us talking about our favourite directors and about concert films.  It's a good one!  The episode is available to all Patreon supporters, and support starts at just $2 CAD per month!Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/may-26th-bonus-105120607SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     Check out this week's episode homepage for JustWatch-powered links that show you everywhere you can buy, rent, or stream this week's films. The links update as availability changes wherever you are, so check back often, and if you browse the site there are links for every film we've covered to date (and then some).Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/05/podcast-the-fall-guy-challengers/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
May 28
51 min
Episode 147: The People's Joker & Abigail
Greetings programs!  This week on the show we're discussing The People's Joker, chaotic but important coming of age story that remixes the Batman milieu into something singularly personal, and also utterly universal, by Vera Drew.  Next we tackle the locked-house horror thriller Abigail.  Join us! BONUS CONTENT:     This week our Patreon supporters can join us for a conversation about what makes movies that are so bad they're good, and then our most anticipated movies of the year of our Swift 2024.  This conversation is available to all patrons, and patronage starts at just $2 CAD per month.      Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/may-12th-bonus-104146863SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiLINKS:            - Find out where you can see The People's Joker: https://www.alteredinnocence.net/thepeoplesjoker- Dan Ackroyd Unplugged on UFOs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVCd50LXPGY&t=6sEPISODE HOMEPAGE:   Visit this episode's homepage to find JustWatch-powered links to where you can stream, rent, or buy each of these films.  These links update as availability changes wherever you are in the world, so check back often. If you use these links, you also help us keep the lights on at Awesome Friday HQ. Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/05/podcast-the-peoples-joker-amp-abigail/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
May 13
55 min
Episode 146: Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver & Civil War
Salutations applications!  This week, we're catching up on the latest from beefcake auteur filmmaker Zack Snyder, the second part of his Seven Samurai riff, Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver, which I promise you is its actual title.  After that, Simon finally had a chance to catch up with Alex Garland's latest film, Civil War, which is a discussion not to be missed. Join us!BONUS CONTENT:     On this week's bonus show, Simon and Matthew discuss a series of Matthew's lukewarm takes on pop culture franchises. Matthew created a thread on Threads, so check that if you agree or disagree! As a special treat, this week's bonus episode is also free for all to listen to, so tell your friends!Lukewarm Takes Thread: https://www.threads.net/@smatthewaf/post/C6P_vm_Lr_TBonus Episode Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/april-28th-bonus-103254108SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     Head to this episode's homepage for JustWatch-powered links to everywhere you can buy, rent, or stream each of these titles. These links are dynamic and update based on streaming availability wherever you are. Use these links to watch the movies, and you'll help us keep the show up-and-running.Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/04/podcast-rebel-moon-part-two-the-scargiver-civil-war/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Apr 29
1 hr 2 min
Episode 145: Fallout & Humane
Greetings, programs! Join us this week for reviews of the new Amazon Prime adaptation of Fallout and then the new Canadian dystopian black comedy horror movie Humane, Caitlin Cronenberg's feature directorial debut.  BONUS CONTENT:     This week's patron bonus episode has us talking about horny 1980s movies and then, fittingly, our favourite David Cronenberg movies.  All paid patrons get access to the bonus shows, and support starts at just $2 CAD per month!Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/april-21st-bonus-102913010SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     As always, check out this episode's homepage for JustWatch-powered links to all the places where you buy or rent the titles digitally or stream them.  Using those links helps us, and they update automatically as availability changes wherever you are in the world, so please bookmark the page and return if one of the titles is unavailable! Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/04/podcast-fallout-humane/. CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Apr 23
1 hr 6 min
Episode 144: The Beast & Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Greetings Programs!  This week on the show, we're diving into a heady French Science Fiction film, La Bete (The Beast), starring Lea Seydoux and George MacKay, which will be in Canadian cinemas this week.  Then we move on to the latest entry in the legendary Monsterverse, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.    We have a lot to say about each of them, so let's dive in!  Join us!BONUS CONTENT:     This week's bonus discussion explores some interesting topics, including a formative animated film from Matthew's childhood and some movies that were big swings and misses that we still appreciate. We hope you like it! Remember, all paid Patreon supporters get access to the bonus show, and support starts at just $2 CAD per month. Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/april-14-15-big-102438452SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     Find JustWatch-powered links to everywhere you can buy, rent, or stream these movies digitally at this episode's homepage.  The links update as availability updates, so be sure to bookmark the page and come back later if they're not yet available in your area. Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/04/podcast-the-beast-godzilla-x-kong-the-new-empire/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Apr 16
56 min
Episode 143: Dune: Part Two & Monkey Man
Greetings, programs! This week, we're finally taking on Dune Part Two, alongside Dev Patel's directorial debut, the action movie Monkey Man. Join us!BONUS CONTENT:     Patreon supporters, be sure to check out this week's exclusive bonus episode. We start out by asking if there is a certain film you'd like to hear re-scored by a certain composer, and we go to all kinds of places from there! If you're not already a supporter, it starts at just $2 Canadian per month!Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/april-7th-bonus-101973386SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     As always, check out this week's episode homepage for JustWatch-powered links to all the places you can buy, rent, or stream each of these movies.  The links update dynamically as availability changes, so be sure to check back often if there are no links presently or if you don't see a service you subscribe to. You'll also find our star ratings and all of our other episodes. Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/04/podcast-dune-part-two-monkey-man/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Apr 8
1 hr 11 min
Episode 142: Make/Remake: Roadhouse (w/ Guest Dakota Arsenault)
Greetings, programs! We're back after a two-week hiatus! This week, we're talking about something a little different: 1989s Road House and 2024s Road House.  The former is an 80s action classic with big hair, cheesy dialogue, and throat rips and then the latter is an update that tests the limits of how much Jake Gyllenhaal can carry a movie. Join us!BONUS CONTENT:     Greetings patrons! We're back after a two-week break with a new bonus episode! This week, we have a special guest, Dakota Arsenault, host of the Contra Zoom Podcast. We get into a few topics with him, including movies with the score played live, home video packaging, and the best remakes. As always, we greatly appreciate every one of you who is listening to this bonus round, and if you have answers to our questions here, please leave them in the comments!Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/march-24th-bonus-101071880SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     Visit this episode's homepage for JustWatch-powered links to everywhere you can buy, rent, or stream each of these movies.  The links automatically update as availability changes, and if you use the links you'll help us keep making the show.  So please do!Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/03/podcast-make-remake-roadhouse/  CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Mar 26
1 hr 15 min
Episode 141: The Zone of Interest & Spaceman
Greetings programs! Join us for a discussion about Jonathan Glazer's academy award nominated The Zone of Interest and Johan Renck's Adam Sandler starring existential sci-fi drama Spaceman. It's a good discussion, and we hope you enjoy it!BONUS CONTENT:     On this week's Patreon supporter bonus episode, Matthew saw Dune Part Two and then hijacked the whole show to talk about it.  Simon also asks about movies and shows that we were expecting to not like but ended up loving, which is a fun discussion for reasons you may not expect. All Patreon supporters get access to the bonus show, and support starts at as little as $2 CAD per month, a bargain!Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/march-3rd-bonus-99691980 SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     Be sure to go to this week's episode homepage where you will find our ratings for each film as well as JustWatch-powered links to where you can buy, rent, or stream the movies we've talked about.  Use these links and help us keep the lights on, and if there aren't any offers, check back later as they update as availability changes.  This also applies to any other movies we've covered,  simply search up the episode we covered them on a find the same JustWatch links. Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/03/podcast-the-zone-of-interest-spaceman/ CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Mar 4
49 min
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