Matt's Movie Lodgecast

Matt's Movie Lodge

Matt's Movie Lodgecast™ is a weekly film review podcast of current theatrical and VOD releases hosted by Lodgemaster Matt, along with his fellow Lodgers and co-hosts, "resident hothead" Lucas & sagely wise Brother Bischke. Our movie rating system is based on the VideoHound Rating Scale from WOOF! (No Bones) to Four Bones. Call the Lodgecast Hawtline any time to leave your comments, questions, reviews and bone counts! 1-877-565-1466 - Call toll free today!

SALAD DRAGON: noun 1) A scene in a movie that is so bizarre, baffling or transcendent that it instantly justifies the price of admission. 2) Reese Witherspoon's leafy transformation in A Wrinkle in Time.

All Episodes

No More Time to Die! As the Lodgecast survived to witness the 25th film in the James Bond series. No Time to Die was originally supposed to come out in April of 2020 but was delayed by the pandemic until October of 2021. We drove to see it at the brand new AMC Porter Ranch 9 for a very special reason relating to Nicole Kidman. Once there we talked all things Bond, and then took in all 163 minutes of Daniel Craig's final outing as 007. This one is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga with a theme song by Billie Eilish. It also stars Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Rory Kinnear, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, and Dali Benssalah.

Dec 2

42 min 10 sec

Prestige season is in full effect and what better to kick it off than with the Palme d'Or winner Titane! Writer/director Julia Ducournau serves up a healthy helping of French body horror that was consumed and digested in a variety of ways on this contentious Lodgecast. Was it Salad Dragon City, or Salad Dragon Exploitation? A profound and moving reflection on the human condition, or a repulsive and gratuitous tale of violence for the sake of shock value? Or was it all of these things and more?! Titane stars Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, and Lais Salameh.

Nov 25

46 min 41 sec

You might've forgotten or not known that 91-year-old Clint Eastwood directed and starred in a movie this year called Cry Macho. Well the Lodgecast did not forget, as we are hell bent on covering every Clint Eastwood movie until his dying day. This time around, Clint plays an ancient Texan rodeo star named Mike Milo who goes to Mexico to find his buddy's 13-year-old son Rafo. There ain't much to this movie, but we will explain to you just how old Clint Eastwood is. Clint is supported by a cast including Dwight Yoakam, Eduardo Minett, Natalia Traven, Fernanda Urrejola, Horacio Garcia Rojas, and a rooster named Macho! Stay Alive Clint!

Nov 18

34 min 3 sec

Writer/director Glenn Danzig has returned to the silver screen with his new western horror film Death Rider in the House of Vampires! In Episode 53 of the Lodgecast we attended the LA premiere of Danzig's directorial debut Verotika (2019) with Danzig in the house for a Q&A. This time it was a more subdued affair as we traveled deep into the San Fernando Valley to the Regency Theatres Van Nuys Plant 16 to catch the last screening of Death Rider with an audience of about four other people. We were very curious as to how Danzig would follow up his hilariously puzzling debut Verotika. We shall let you know! Devon Sawa plays Death Rider, and the film also stars Julian Sands, Kim Director, Ashley Wisdom, Danny Trejo, Eli Roth, and Glenn Danzig himself!

Nov 11

57 min 6 sec

For such a time as this! David A.R. White has returned as Reverend Dave Hill in God's Not Dead: We The People, also known as God's Not Dead 4! Way back in Episode 4 of the Lodgecast we covered the third installment of the God's Not Dead series called God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness. Reverend Dave was quite conflicted in that one, but in this one he has a clear mission to save homeschooling from the intrusion of the United States government! It was an interesting night at this Fathom Event at AMC Theaters and we'll give the update on the ongoing saga of David A.R. White. The faith-based film also stars Isaiah Washington, William Forsythe, Antonio Sabato Jr., and Judge Jeanine Pirro!

Nov 4

37 min 48 sec

Halloween fuckin' Kills y'all! The dreaded followup to the wretched Halloween sequel called Halloween (2018) has arrived in theaters. The good news? The kitchen island burned to the ground! The bad news? Michael Myers did not burn and he's out for many more brutal kills in Haddonfield, Illinois. This time the whole town of Haddonfield joins in an angry mob to kill Michael Myers. As Lodgemaster predicted Jamie Lee Curtis is stuck in a hospital the entire movie. But Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Anthony Michael Hall, Thomas Mann, and an entire village of bloodthirsty suburbanites attempt to finish off Michael Myers once and for all. They don't succeed! Halloween Ends comes out October 14, 2022 and we will be there!

Oct 28

46 min 26 sec

It's not every day you get a musical based on a teenage boy suffering from social anxiety. In fact, there are no musicals like Dear Evan Hansen. After winning a Tony Award for Best Actor for portraying Evan Hansen from 2015–2017, Ben Platt is now on the big screen reprising the title role. Platt is supported by a strong cast including Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Colton Ryan, Danny Pino, Julianne Moore, and Amy Adams. So why did this lauded coming-of-age stage musical flop at the box office and get panned by the critics? We got a tale to tell in our coverage of this unique cinematic experience!

Oct 21

55 min 4 sec

A new horror film entitled Malignant dropped into theaters and on HBO Max recently. The Lodgecast was reluctant to review it after seeing the trailer, but a few Lodgers tipped us off that it was worth watching. Caution Lodgecast listeners! This movie has a twist and we spoil it big time in this Hawt Take. The director is James Wan, who created the Saw, Insidious, and Conjuring franchises. Is Malignant bloody brilliant enough to launch its own horror franchise? We'll let you know in this brisk Hawt Take! The movie stars Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White, and Jacqueline McKenzie.

Oct 14

23 min 33 sec

Writer/director/bad boy Paul Schrader has returned with a new movie about counting cards called The Card Counter! The last time the Lodgecast tussled over a Schrader movie was in our hot Prius fight in Episode 10 covering First Reformed. This time five Lodgers descended upon the newly branded AMC Americana at Brand 18 to take in Schrader's latest effort. We do a thorough examination of this one covering the performances of Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, and Tye Sheridan as they order drinks and play cards. Willem Dafoe is also in the mix as a link into Oscar Isaac's dark, torturous past. Come play blackjack and poker with us! This is The Card Counter!

Oct 7

1 hr 3 min

We're back in the AMC Theatres again! We took a nice summer break but we are back for a stellar lineup of fall films starting with Candyman (2021), which is the direct sequel to Candyman (1992) and ignores the films Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) and Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999). Directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and DaCosta, we get a new cast of characters in modern day Chicago played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Kyle Kaminsky, and Vanessa Williams. Tony Todd is also in the mix but you'll hear more of him in this Lodgecast than you will in the movie! We'll let you know precisely how scared we got in our returning episode!

Sep 30

39 min 12 sec

Hope your summer is going well Lodgecast listeners! We wanted to send you a dose of summer love and sunlight with our review of In the Heights. We'll be back in September officially, but take this episode as a summer bonus. The Lodgers are currently watching classic cinema and resting up for a helluva prestige season. In the meantime hear our voices as we sing the praises of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights. We discuss our relationship with Lin-Manuel before experiencing the 143-minute filmed version of his Tony-winning musical. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu and stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits! And if you pay attention you might even spot Marc Anthony. While the film was a box office bomb, it was not a bomb in our hearts. Sending summer love and light your way! Have a good time but remember, there is danger in the summer moon above! Hope to see you in September!

Jul 29

40 min 18 sec

After over three years of Lodgecasting every single week, we’ve decided to take a brief two month summer break to recharge our batteries, heal our souls, and bleach out our eyes from some of what we’ve seen. In this mini-episode we’ll mention some of the movies we’ll be missing along with what we have to look forward to when we make our return in September. Enjoy the rest of your summer Lodgecast listeners! We’ll be back in September with a full slate of highly anticipated films to take us through the end of the year!

Jul 8

4 min 6 sec

The Lodgecast is about to take a two month summer break, but before we do we wanted to go out with a bang! That bang was F9 in 4DX which includes motion seats, water spritz, wind, and strobe lights! We had varied histories with the Fast & Furious films which we discussed before we headed into the brand new Regal North Hollywood 4DX. And then we got pummeled! Vin Diesel and company shook our chairs for 145 minutes and we'll tell you all about it. Fear not Lodgecast listeners, we'll be back in September and we may sprinkle in a few summer treats so stay subscribed!

Jul 1

39 min 26 sec

The Woman in the Window seemed to have the ingredients for a successful psychological thriller. It is directed by Joe Wright, written by Tracy Letts from a bestselling novel, and stars Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, and even our favorite Jennifer Jason Leigh. But it got sold to Netflix and we overheard that the movie was getting "scathing reviews" from critics and audiences alike. So we knew we had to find out what was wrong. Joined by a guest who had read the novel, we were fully equipped to tackle this story about an agoraphobic woman who spies on her new neighbors. Join us as we find out what is wrong with The Woman in the Window!

Jun 24

38 min 24 sec

Francis Ford Coppola's granddaughter Gia Coppola has made her second feature film called Mainstream. It was released with little fanfare in May and was generally disliked by audiences and critics. But it starred Andrew Garfield (Under the Silver Lake) and had an intriguing trailer so we decided to cover it. Maya Hawke (daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke) plays an aspiring YouTuber who meets a man named Link (Garfield). Link's antics skyrocket him into viral video stardom. With the help of a manager played by Jason Schwartzman (Gia Coppola's uncle), Link's popularity catapults to the stratosphere and problems ensue. The movie also features Nat Wolff, Johnny Knoxville, Colleen Camp, and real life vloggers Juanpa Zurita and Jake Paul. Find out all about Mainstream in our latest Hawt Take!

Jun 17

29 min 51 sec

After watching the trailer for A Quiet Place Part II for a year and a half, the movie has finally arrived! First we reminisced on the original film which we Lodgcasted and discussed the infamous whiteboard. Then we re-entered the post-apocalyptic world of John Krasinski, starring Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, and Djimon Hounsou. A group of us saw it in IMAX and can confirm it is a movie for the big screen! Enjoy the silence in this thrilling post-apocalyptic horror movie!

Jun 10

38 min 41 sec

Writer Derek Kolstad is back! He wrote John Wick: Chapters 1-3, and this new film called Nobody (2021) starring Bob Odenkirk. We didn't know this going into Nobody, but we soon discovered the film had striking similarities to the John Wick franchise. Odenkirk definitely worked out to star in this violent action flick, as he harnessed his latent rage into the killing of a lot of Russians. The director is Russian filmmaker Ilya Naishuller, who did Hardcore Henry (2015). Odenkirk is aided by the help of his daddy Christopher Lloyd, his wife Connie Nielsen, and his half-brother RZA. Fun was generally had at this badass flick that we saw at AMC Theaters!

Jun 3

37 min 15 sec

Chris Rock Torture Porn in IMAX! What could go wrong?! In our excitement to get back into movie theaters, we made the hasty decision to drive up to the Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood to see Spiral: From the Book of Saw. Our histories with the Saw film series were minimal and, to our astonishment, this is the 9th installment in the series! Things went very badly with this screening and we'll let you know all the bloody details. Chris Rock stars as Detective Zeke, and he's supported by his daddy Samuel L. Jackson, his buddy cop Max Minghella, and his mean boss Marisol Nichols. Find out what the Jigsaw copycat killer has been up to! Spiral is the #1 Movie in America!

May 27

29 min 25 sec

We're back! After successful vaccinations, a group of us climbed the hallowed steps of the AMC Burbank 16 to see the new Mortal Kombat! First we entered The Edge and recounted our history with the Mortal Kombat media franchise. Then we ascended to the Dolby Cinema and the joy enveloped us as we reclined into our reserved seats to take in the cutting-edge image and sound technologies. It was nothing less than movie magic. Had we died and gone to heaven? We will give you the full emotional experience for our first trip back into movie theaters in over one year!

May 20

49 min 20 sec

The highly anticipated abortion movie called Roe v. Wade has been on our radar for a long time. After a hilarious teaser trailer was released in 2018, we waited three long years before it was finally released on VOD. Roe v. Wade is produced, written, directed, and stars a man named Nick Loeb, who we'll tell you everything we know about in this Lodgecast. The film also features a conservative ensemble cast including Jon Voight, Stacey Dash, Robert Davi, and a bunch of other cameos we won't spoil here. Roe v. Wade also showcases stars of yesteryear such as Professor Joey Lawrence, Jamie Kennedy, and Steve Guttenberg! This is a very special and controversial Lodgecast episode that you're not gonna wanna miss. The truth about the Roe v. Wade movie comes out today!

May 13

55 min 53 sec

We have reached Episode Number 100! We wanted to make it extra special so we timed it out to coincide with the highly anticipated Coming to America sequel. Coming 2 America dropped onto Amazon Prime in March and the world tuned in to see what was happening in Zamunda. We also scored an extra special first time guest named Brother Eric who many Lodgers know and love. So plug in those ear buds to hear an all star episode covering an all star cast including Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones. Thanks for joining us for the first 100 Lodgecast episodes! Onward and upward! Love, Light, and Lodgers!

May 6

42 min 11 sec

GODZILLA VERSUS KONG!!! Who will win?! Many Lodgers call into the Lodgecast Hawt Line and weigh in on who the big winner will be. It was a closely split vote but one monster did emerge the winner of our poll. We watched this epic monster battle on opening night on HBO Max. And there was a winner in the movie, which we won't spoil here, but we do spoil on the Lodgecast. Alongside our two CG monsters, there is a big cast of stars including Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, and Demian Bichir. We'll let you know what we thought of this fight and so much more in our 99th Lodgecast episode!

Apr 29

1 hr

Celebrate Hollywood and the movies as the Lodgecast presents our Oscar Extravaganza & 2020 Movie Favorites! Host Brother Bischke leads a hard-charging examination of the Academy Award nominations as five prestigious Lodge members lay down their picks for what should win and what will win in twenty Oscar categories in a little over 30 minutes! Then it's on to the very serious business of picking our 2020 movie favorites as we all count down from #10 to #1 of our very favorite films of 2020. Some Lodgecast movies make the cut of our best films, but there are many surprises. Have a listen and let us know what you think!

Apr 22

2 hr

Listen to our new Hawt Take and take in our brand new Hawt Take Theme Song sung by Sister Jessee!! Have you seen the new hidden camera comedy movie called Bad Trip? A lot of people have watched this movie on Netflix. The film features best buddies Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery going on a road trip in pursuit of Eric's high school crush played by Michaela Conlin. Lil Rel Howery's criminal sister is played by Tiffany Haddish who is chasing them throughout their road trip from Florida to New York City. Along the road trip they encounter real people and pull off outlandish pranks with hidden cameras for some hilarious results. Watch this real movie on Netflix tonight!

Apr 15

32 min 12 sec

"Get a girl, I'll get a boy! One plus one!" Time to explore the controversial film debut of Australian singer, songwriter, and director Sia! Her film Music was released to much derision for its portrayal of autism. We'll get into that and so much more with our review of Sia's Music starring Kate Hudson as Zu, Maddie Ziegler as Music, Leslie Odom Jr. as Ebo, and Hector Elizondo as George. This musical drama features songs from Sia's studio album Music which she wrote for the soundtrack. According to Rotten Tomatoes, critics and audiences hated, hated, hated this movie! We'll let you know what we thought in this dangerous Lodgecast episode.

Apr 8

47 min 56 sec

Blink and you might've missed it! A new unique film called Bliss starring Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek arrived on Amazon Prime in February. The film's trailer gave away way too much but also led to us determining that it was definitely Lodgecast-worthy. We won't spoil anything in this write up, but we will give away everything in this Lodgecast, including all the psychotic twists and turns that this movie makes. Writer/director Mike Cahill was seemingly given total freedom to do whatever he wanted. He even got to cast Bill Nye the Science Guy and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek. Strap into your Brain Box and join us for a podcast episode of ecstasy and Bliss! Wow!

Apr 1

58 min 9 sec

Listen to our new Hawt Take and take in our brand new Hawt Take Theme Song sung by Sister Jessee!! This week we examine the pitch-black comedy I Care a Lot starring Rosamund Pike and directed by J Blakeson. It's a nasty little movie that has been garnering critical praise and even earned Rosamund a Golden Globe! We'll let you know if it lives up to the hype as it attempts to skewer "late-stage capitalism". The movie also stars Peter Dinklage, Eiza Gonzalez, Chris Messina, Macon Blair, Alicia Witt, Damian Young, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and the great Dianne Wiest. I Care a Lot is sitting up on Netflix for all you 200 million global Netflix subscribers to watch!

Mar 25

31 min 35 sec

In one of the most divided episodes we've ever had, the Lodgecast takes on Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar! We've always said comedy is subjective, but Barb and Star have taken that to a whole new level! Either we witnessed one of the funniest comedies in recent memory, or we witnessed a film as bad as the worst Adam Sandler comedies. Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are Barb and Star in this highly controversial comedy, also featuring Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr., and Andy Garcia as Tommy Bahama. In the film two best friends from Nebraska travel to Florida on vacation only to become caught up in a villain's plot. Either you love it or you hate it!

Mar 18

51 min 10 sec

To celebrate the Lodgecast surviving one year of being locked down, we watched an HBO Max Original movie called Locked Down! The movie is directed by Doug Liman (Swingers) and written by Steven Knight (Serenity) and stars Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor. With all this talent, we thought it might have something to offer! Written, financed, and filmed entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the movie featured an abundance of Zoom conversations and pandemic-related humor and drama. It also showcased a whole bunch of cameos including Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton, Mark Gatiss, Claes Bang, Ben Stiller, and Ben Kingsley. While this romantic comedy heist film tested the resolve of the Lodgecast, we are all better people for seeing it!

Mar 11

30 min 33 sec

An Amazon Original Movie called Nocturne came out a while back. The schnapps is "An incredibly gifted pianist makes a Faustian bargain to overtake her older sister at a prestigious institution for classical musicians." Writer/director Zu Quirke conducts this symphony starring Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon, and Ivan Shaw. Three Lodgers perform their own trio of criticism, lyrically spinning a Lodgecast of love and light for your ears. We keep it short and sweet as we analyze this 90-minute movie available on Amazon Prime!

Mar 4

23 min 51 sec

"You don't get it do you? Me and you. It's madness!" It sure is madness in this new film written, directed, produced, and starring Louise Linton. For those of you who don't know, Louise Linton is married to ex-U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin is worth about $300 million and I'm sure a bundle of that money went into his wife's vanity project entitled Me You Madness. In this movie Louise plays a rich, narcissistic serial killer named Catherine Black who runs a hedge fund, lives in Malibu, and loves money, fashion, and 80s music. The Lodgecast takes a deep dive (perhaps too deep) into this criminally insane film. The 80s hits and salad dragons keep coming in this movie so sit back and enjoy the ride!

Feb 25

1 hr 10 min

Lodgers didn't know how good they had it when they viewed Ad Astra for Episode 68 of the Lodgecast! George Clooney's The Midnight Sky continues in the tradition of what is being termed the "Sad Dadstra" genre of melancholic space movies. George Clooney directs and stars in this $100 million Netflix movie. Clooney is stuck with child actor Caoilinn Springall in the Arctic Circle as they try to tell space cadets near Jupiter not to come home because most of Earth has been wiped out. The space cadets are played by Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Demian Bichir, and Kyle Chandler. The Lodgecast brings on a George Clooney expert to help us evaluate the man, his career, and his latest bewildering science fiction film. Why George, why!?

Feb 18

56 min 48 sec

It's The Little Things. A new neo-noir crime thriller from boring writer/director John Lee Hancock. With an Oscar-winning cast in Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto we were hoping for a little magic, but we'll let you know what we got. Denzel Washington & Rami Malek play the hard-charging detective duo trying to track down a serial killer that might be Jared Leto. Denzel & Rami mope around Los Angeles for two hours. Thomas Newman composed the sleepy score. Jared Leto somehow got Golden Globe nominated for this! The film can be watched on HBO Max, preferably while folding laundry.

Feb 11

33 min 43 sec

After months and months of failed attempts to see Christopher Nolan's Tenet on the big screen, the Lodgecast finally settled for watching it in the comfort of our homes. The home viewing of this film allowed us to pause, rewind, and reflect on this mind-bending story of time travel and inverted entropy. We try our damndest to explain what we saw as the 150-minute spectacle unfolded. The movie stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. It was photographed by the great Hoyte van Hoytema, with a wild score by Ludwig Goransson. When the lockdown ends we'll be returning to cinemas to see this one on the big screen!

Feb 4

37 min 13 sec

Matt's Movie Lodgecast recommends you see the new movie Promising Young Woman. Writer/director Emerald Fennell has delivered a stunning debut feature with an all star cast lead by Carey Mulligan. Because the movie features so many dark twists and unexpected turns, we do our best to avoid spoilers on this one. The Lodgecast Boyz are joined by two amazing women on this 'cast as we do our best to cover this provocative, timely thriller. It's a rape revenge movie for the #MeToo moment that has to be contended with. The all star cast includes Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Alfred Molina, Molly Shannon, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (AKA McLovin). Watch it!

Jan 28

39 min 14 sec

Hey y'all! We watched this brand new Oscar bait movie about white trash called Hillbilly Elegy. It's directed by Ron Howard and was meant to win all the awards, but it ain't gonna win nothin'! We'll let you know why in this wild Lodgecast review. The movie is based on the completely unadaptable and overrated 2016 memoir by J.D. Vance. Little J.D. and his mama played by Amy Adams and his Mamaw played by Glenn Close all reach for Oscar gold. Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins, and Owen Asztalos also star.

Jan 21

50 min 17 sec

Prestige season continues with the 97% Fresh, critically acclaimed movie Sound of Metal. Riz Ahmed gives an Oscar nominated performance. He hasn’t been nominated yet but he will be! Mark our words! Riz plays a drummer in a metal band who loses his hearing and struggles to deal with this new reality. Through the power of sound design the movie takes us into his world. This movie will be nominated for Best Sound Mixing! Mark our words! We’ll break down all the sights and sounds this movie delivered in our latest locked down Hawt Take! The movie also stars Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, and Mathieu Amalric. Enjoy the Silence!

Jan 14

39 min 14 sec

It is thyme to tell you about this little known movie called Wild Mountain Thyme. Long ago in a land called Ireland, John Patrick Shanley wrote and directed a movie based on his play about a very strange Irish family. Emily Blunt throws herself at her next door neighbor Jamie Dornan, who constantly refuses her. Then Jon Hamm throws himself at Emily Blunt. It's all very lyrical and magical and whimsical and we can't wait to tell you the full tale. Also the movie stars an Irish-accented Christopher Walken!!

Jan 7

57 min 5 sec

Son of Cronenberg (Brandon) grabs the torch from his father David and runs with it in the new ultra-violent sci-fi horror film Possessor. A contract killer implants her consciousness into other bodies so she can brutally assassinate people. Andrea Riseborough stars as the contract killer. She is implanted into Christopher Abbott who kills a bunch of people in the most graphic way possible. Definitely designed for fans of David Cronenberg, we'll let you know if Possessor delivers! The film also stars Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Dec 2020

44 min 42 sec

Mank! The most prestigious Hollywood picture of the year is here! David Fincher directs! Gary Oldman stars! As Mank! Herman J. Mankiewicz, the brilliant mind behind the writing of the greatest film of all time: Citizen Kane! Mank! The picture they tried to stop! A Netflix production. With an all star cast! Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Gossmann, and Charles Dance. Mank! Written by David Fincher's dad Jack Fincher. Mank! The greatest motion picture of our time!

Dec 2020

45 min 30 sec

Time to get Freaky! A new movie called Freaky was getting buzz, so we watched this new comedy slasher film directed by Christopher Landon. Serial killer Vince Vaughn switches bodies with a teenage girl played by Kathryn Newton. Blumhouse Productions serves up blood and laughs in this twisted take on Freaky Friday. The movie also stars Katie Finneran, Celeste O'Connor, and Alan Ruck. We let you know if we were feeling freaky in this locked down hawt take!

Dec 2020

37 min 18 sec

From the director of Welcome to Marwen (2018) comes a new dark fantasy comedy called The Witches (2020). That's right ladies and gents, Robert Zemeckis is back adapting Roald Dahl's book The Witches (1983) and remaking Nicolas Roeg adaptation of The Witches (1990). Why would Zemeckis remake a classic adaptation of a classic book? Because we now have the power of computer animation! Zemeckis miscasts Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch in an attempt to fill the shoes of Anjelica Huston from the 1990 version. And that's just one of Zemeckis's sins that we'll talk about in our comprehensive review. The movie also stars Octavia Spencer, Jahzir Kadeem, Stanley Tucci, and the voice of Chris Rock. Watch this movie on HBO Max or don't.

Dec 2020

42 min 1 sec

Writer/director Sofia Coppola has a new movie out on Apple TV+ called On the Rocks starring Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, and Marlon Wayans. After some discussion of Sofia Coppola's career, the Lodgecast analyzes her latest film. Rashida Jones plays a mother of two who suspects that her husband, played by Marlon Wayans, might be cheating on her. Bill Murray plays the father of Rashida Jones and he joins his daughter for an undercover investigation of her husband. The Lodgecast debates the merits of what ensues with much disagreement. Lodgecast listeners, what is your take on the films of Sofia Coppola?

Dec 2020

22 min 29 sec

We watched another VOD indie horror movie called The Wolf of Snow Hollow. Writer/director Jim Cummings stars as a stressed-out police officer when folks from his small Utah town keep getting killed by a werewolf. I guess it's a horror comedy but we weren't laughing too much. It's definitely The Jim Cummings Show as he steamrolls through his audition scenes that he wrote and directed for himself. It is the final film of the great actor Robert Forster, and it also stars Riki Lindhome, Chloe East, and Jimmy Tatro. But all the actors are overshadowed by writer/director/star Jim Cummings!

Nov 2020

23 min 22 sec

The Lodgecast takes on a popular documentary called The Social Dilemma available on Netflix. This movie is a must-see for all teenagers. Sit your teen down, take away their phone, and watch this movie. Then have a discussion with your teen about social media and the negative impacts it may be having on their life. This docudrama lays out a whole host of reasons that social media has been damaging society in the past ten years. The Lodgecast discusses these problems and then lays out clear solutions for how they can be solved in this coming decade. The Social Dilemma features a bunch of leading talking heads on the subject including Tristan Harris, Jaron Lanier, Roger McNamee, Shoshana Zuboff, and a ton of people that worked for Facebook, Twitter, and Google. It also features unique dramatic sequences where the horrors of social media are played out for maximum emotional impact. These dramatic sequences feature the actors Skylar Gisondo, Kara Hayward, Vincent Kartheiser, and other dramatic powerhouses. Put down your phone and watch this movie! Then pick up your phone and listen to this podcast!

Nov 2020

26 min 36 sec

David A.R. White is back with an AR-15 in the new ultraviolent Christian action film Beckman from PureFlix. Last time we covered David A.R. White was in Lodgecast Episode 4 where we reviewed God’s Not Dead 3: A Light in Darkness. Since then David A.R. White has been wrestling with some demons and he decided he wanted to make his own Christian version of John Wick. David A.R. White plays Aaron Beckman who was a contract killer but becomes a pastor. Things go haywire when a cult leader kidnaps Beckman’s adopted daughter. William Baldwin plays the cult leader. The movie also features brief performances by Burt Young and Jeff Fahey. Join us for our review of one of the most violent and exciting Christian films of all time!

Nov 2020

38 min 31 sec

Jagshemash! I like! Wa wa wee wa! These are some of the phrases you'll hear on our review of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Sacha Baron Cohen snuck up a Borat sequel on us and we watched it immediately and laughed heartily! Borat returns from Kazakhstan to the USA with his fifteen-year-old daughter Tutar and attempts to deliver her as a gift to Mike Pence and then Rudy Giuliani. Along the way Borat and Tutar encounter many adventures that we will reveal in our review of this movie that you should've streamed on Amazon Prime by now. If you haven't watched it yet, then watch it!

Nov 2020

39 min 50 sec

With Election Day 2020 right around the corner, the Lodgecast took on one of the most anticipated and dreaded movies of the year: Dinesh D'Souza's Trump Card! Two years ago we stomached Dinesh D'Souza's Death of a Nation in Episode 19 of the Lodgecast. Now Dinesh is back to take on socialism, corruption, and the Deep State, and to sing praise to President Donald Trump. Despite this movie's popularity in the iTunes Store, Trump Card has not been reviewed by any critic on Rotten Tomatoes. While most critics run in fear of Dinesh's propaganda, the Lodgecast runs toward Dinesh with furious anger at his astounding levels of bad filmmaking. We dismantle Dinesh's movie scene by scene and lay waste to his arguments with flawless logic and humor. Listen to our review of the movie that Dinesh D'Souza calls "Dinesh D'Souza's Most Important Film Yet!" This is Trump Card!

Oct 2020

1 hr 2 min

Happy Hubie Halloween Lodgecast listeners! What is Hubie? Who is Hubie? Hubie Dubois is the latest Adam Sandler character in the new Happy Madison Production from Netflix! While in any normal year we would be knee deep in prestige season watching Oscar contenders on the big screen, in the fall of 2020 we are covering the hottest streaming movie on Netflix called Hubie Halloween. Sandler as Hubie is surrounded by a whole gang of cameo performances that are happy to take an easy paycheck in this lazy Neflix hit. Gather the family around the 4K UHD LED Smart TV and take in all the spooks and giggles of this PG-13 horror comedy film. Along with Sandler you'll see Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Rob Schneider, June Squibb, Kenan Thompson, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Buscemi, Maya Rudolph, Michael Chiklis, Tim Meadows, numerous members of Sandler's immediate family, and more.

Oct 2020

28 min 1 sec

Are movies just supposed to curl up in a ball and die because there's a global pandemic? No! Do movies have to permanently live in some fantasy world that pretends that coronavirus never existed? Hell No! This is the future of cinema! The 57-minute horror movie Host is the first of many post-COVID films that the Lodgecast will tackle. Drawing on the desktop filmmaking genre that was established with films like Unfriended (2014) and Searching (2018), the Shudder Original horror movie Host takes desktop horror filmmaking to a whole new level! The entire film is set during a seance conducted over a single Zoom chat session! The Lodgecast is excited for this new renaissance of desktop films that will be streaming into our living rooms as we detach from the outside world and drift deeper into the virtual realm of our screens. Host is directed by Rob Savage and written by Rob Savage, Gemma Hurley, and Jed Shepherd. It stars mostly British actors including Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb, Radina Drandova, Caroline Ward, Teddy Linard, and Seylan Baxter. The future of cinema is here now and it's called Host! And it's still rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes! Watch it!

Oct 2020

28 min 58 sec