Episode 565 – The Woke Narrative

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This Week: Kevin gets set for the next big Marvel movie: Black Panther! But first, he takes a look at the overhyped news about the film, then at the new trailers for Overboard and Skyscraper. Later, along with Black Panther, Kevin reviews Early Man, Samson, The Monkey King 3 and The 15:17 to Paris. After a look at the box office, he wraps things up with a look back at the 1997 superhero movie Spawn in the Home-Cinema Round-Up!


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Episode 564 – Furry Shades Freed

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This Week: Kevin gets all sexy for the listeners and dresses up in his furry rabbit costume, hoping for a little action. After talking some news, he looks at Super Bowl trailers for Solo: A Star Wars Story and Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Later, he reviews the new films Fifty Shades Freed, Peter Rabbit, Happy End, The Cloverfield Paradox and the 2018 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts. He also looks at the box office from Super Bowl weekend and spotlights War of the World in the Home-Cinema Round-Up!


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Episode 563 – The Stupor Bowl 2018

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This Week: Kevin kicks off Super Bowl weekend by taking a look at some smaller news stories before diving into the Trailer Park to watch teasers for And-Man and The Wasp and The First Purge. Later, he reviews the new films Winchester, Scorched Earth, Bilal: A New Breed of Hero and A Fantastic Woman. Later, he rolls into a Fat Guy Five with suggestions on what to watch on Sunday if you’re not into football. Finally, he wraps things up with a look at the Home-Cinema Round-Up, featuring Geostorm!


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Episode 562 – The Death Knell

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This Week: Kevin offers his brilliance in analysis of the Oscar nominations, then he takes a look at the new trailers for Pacific Rim: Uprising and Super Troopers 2. Then he reviews the only new movie of the week, Maze Runner: The Death Cure. To round things out, he looks at the Oscar-nominated films Mudbound and The Breadwinner. Finally, he wraps up the show with the box office and the Home Cinema Round-Up, featuring The Foreigner and The Tiger Hunter.


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Episode 561 – Twice

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This Week: Against his wishes, Kevin is dragged back into the sexual misconduct quagmire by Aziz Ansari and neo-feminist writers on a Babe site. After tip-toeing through the mess of that story, Kevin looks at the new trailers for Early Man and Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot. Later, Kevin reviews the new films 12 Strong, Den of Thieves, Forever My Girl, Mom and Dad and The Leisure Seeker. As he wraps things up, Kevin takes a look at the box office and the Home Cinema Round-Up with a spotlight on Blade Runner 2049.


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Episode 560 – My Own Personal Genius

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This Week: Kevin marvels at the swatch of good movies coming out on a random weekend in January, which hopefully bodes well for the rest of the year. He looks back at some award news with the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Movies Awards, then looks at the new trailers for Red Sparrow and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies! Later, he reviews the films The Post, Paddington 2, The Commuter and [previews] Proud Mary. Finally, he looks at the box office and home cinema selections, spotlighting It before he floats away.


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Episode 559 – The Fat Earth Society

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This Week: Kevin kicks off 2018 with a plea for sanity in all things involving the internet, plus a plea for patronage of brick-and-mortar video stores. After looking at the trailers for Truth or Dare and Slenderman, Kevin launches into reviews of Insidious: The Last Key and Netflix’s Bright, as well as award season holdovers Loving Vincent and The Big Sick. Finally, he wraps things up with a list of most anticipated films of 2018 and a look back at the 2017 Christmas special Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time.


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Episode 558 – The Big Fat End-of-the-Year Shindig 2017

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This Week: As 2017 winds down to the bitter end, Kevin looks at some new trailers to get everyone excited for 2018, including Ocean’s 8 and Sicario 2. Later, he reviews the films All the Money in the World, Molly’s Game and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. He also offers his picks for best and worst movies of 2017 before looking back at a Blu-ray review of The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Have a happy new year, everyone!


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Episode 557 – The Big Fat Christmas Special 2017

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This Week: Merry Christmas! Kevin kicks off the annual holiday special with a visit from Alonso Duralde, author of “Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas,” to talk about the best and the worst Christmas movies of all time. Later, Kevin also reviews some of the bevy of new releases, including Downsizing, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Hostiles as well as the award-season favorite Call Me By Your Name. Then, Kevin wraps things up with a look at the polarizing movie mother! before climbing in his sleigh and riding away into the snowy, silent night. Ho! Ho! Ho!


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Episode 556 – Chewbacca Consultant

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This Week: It’s the annual pre-Christmas Star Wars party in the Magical Studio in the Sky, and Kevin is ready to celebrate. But first, he takes a look at the Disney/Fox merger as well as the new trailers for the week. Then, he reviews some other flicks like Ferdinand and The Shape of Water before diving into Star Wars: The Last Jedi with guest-reviewer Nicholas Carr. Later, Kevin answers a listener question, check into the box office and wraps things up with the Home Cinema Round-Up featuring The Trip to Spain.


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Episode 555 – I, Fatty

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This Week: Kevin ignores the modicum of sexual misconduct news to talk about the Critics Choice Movie Award nominations and some development news about Quentin Tarantino, Star Trek and Batfleck. After looking at some new trailers, he reviews Just Getting Started, I Tonya, Wonder Wheel and Darkest Hour. As things wrap up, he chats with Ron Shelton, director of Just Getting Started before looking at last week’s box office and highlighting Iving Berlin’s Holiday Inn in the Home Cinema Round-Up!


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Episode 554 – A Movie Little Christmas

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This Week: Kevin kicks off the Christmas season with decorations in the Magical Studio in the Sky and Christmas music abound. He takes a little time from that to bid farewell to Matt Lauer from his last gig at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, then talks about some new award season news. Later, he takes a look at the new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and the new new trailer for All the Money in the World. When it comes to the reviews, he looks back at expansions for Last Flag Flying and Marshall. He also takes a look at the award-worthy The Disaster Artist before having a nice conversation with special guest Alonso Duralde, author of the perennial favorite Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas. Finally, Kevin wraps things up with a bow by talking about the box office and Wind River as the home-cinema spotlight.


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Episode 553 – Gobble Gobble!

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This Week: Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! This week, Kevin wishes he could be thankful for the sexual misconduct allegation story wave to receded, but that was not in the cards. So after remaking on the scandals… again… he takes a look at some new trailers before reviewing the new films Coco, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Roman J. Israel, Esq. Later, he answers a listener question and looks at the hype surrounding the Justice League box office. Finally, he wraps things up with a Turkey Day feast of Mystery-Science Theater 3000 in the home-cinema round-up!


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Episode 552 – I’m a Cynical S.O.B.

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This Week: Kevin continues commenting on the sexual misconduct allegations throughout Hollywood, including some unfortunate examples of bad journalism and narrative spiking. After looking at some new trailers, Kevin reviews Justice League, Wonder, Lady Bird, The Star and the controversial unreleased film I Love You Daddy from Louis CK. Finally, Kevin wraps things up with a look at the box office and a home cinema recommendation of Atomic Blonde.


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