About to Review

By By "That Guy Named John"

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About to Review podcast host That Guy Named John discusses and reviews old and new movies, TV, games and comics. The show has covered national and international film festivals and conventions, and has hosted numerous interviews with actors, directors and other creators.

Episode Date
ATR #113 – TAG, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
1:20:15
After sweating away 5 pounds in a blazing theater, John & returning guest Jed come back to the studio to review the action/ comedy "TAG", & the massive "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom". Plus a recap of the VAFF "Diversity in Filmmaking" panels.
Jun 21, 2018
ATI #18 – Morgan Neville
15:05
This episode of the “About To Review”/ “About To Interview” podcast was recorded during the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and features Oscar Winner Morgan Neville discussing his new film "Won't You Be My Neighbor".
Jun 15, 2018
ATR #112 – Ocean’s 8, Incredibles 2, Won’t You Be My Neighbor
1:37:15
The tag team duo of Tim Hall (People's Critic) and Jed (The Guy Named What?) drop by the About To Review studio to discuss three new films: "Ocean's 8", "Incredibles 2", and the documentary about Mr. Rogers, "Won't You Be My Neighbor".
Jun 13, 2018
ATR #111 – Upgrade, Hereditary, Hotel Artemis
57:18
This episode highlights three films by directors who are just starting their feature film making careers . Films include the sci-fi action thriller "Upgrade", the uniquely terrifying "Hereditary", and finally the star studded romp "Hotel Artemis".
Jun 07, 2018
ATR #110 – Heist, Heist, Baby
1:28:43
Yep, you read the title correctly, this week's episode is all about heist movies! Returning after a 1 year hiatus is friend of the podcast Jed, and together he and John give their picks for "Good", "Bad", and "Ugly" heist movies. Plus a review for the new film "Disobedience".
May 31, 2018
ATI #17 – Sebastian Lelio
13:41
This episode of the “About To Review”/ “About To Interview” podcast was recorded during the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and features Oscar Winner Sebastian Lelio discussing his new film "Disobedience".
May 25, 2018
ATR #109 – SOLO, Pope Francis, Boom for Real, Revenge
1:21:58
A short time ago, in a podcast studio not very far away ... two of Seattle's film critics, "That Guy Named John" and Tim Hall, "The People's Critic" got together and reviewed several current movies!  "SOLO: A Star Wars Story", "Pope Francis: A man of his word", "Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat", and "Revenge".
May 23, 2018
ATR #108 – Deadpool 2, Life of the Party, Breaking In, Close-Knit
1:38:36
Deadpool 2 is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, and Tim Hall, "The People's Critic" is in studio with John to talk all about it! Plus there are reviews for 3 other films: "Life of the Party", "Breaking In", and "Close-Knit".
May 16, 2018
ATR #107 – 50 Hour Slam, Translations, and SIFF
1:02:02
Festival extravaganza! On this independant film filled episode, Dr. Andy returns to the studios after a brief hiatus and he and John talk about 3 different film festivals: "Translations", "50 Hour Slam", and "SIFF", as well as a review for the documentary "Man Made".
May 09, 2018
ATR #106 – Avengers: Infinity War w/ NW NERD!
2:10:56
Podcasters Assemble! On this super sized edition of the podcast, I was joined in studio by Nick and Dyer from the "NW Nerd podcast", plus Tim Hall, "The People's Critic" as we discussed the new movie "Avengers: Infinity War"!
May 02, 2018
ATI #16 – 2018 Vancouver Web Fest!
41:35
This episode of the “About To Interview”/ “About To Review” podcast was recorded on location at the 2018 Vancouver Web Fest (vancouverwebfest.com) where I interviewed Ben Strang, Brynn Peebles, Brianna Wiens, Christina De Leon, Suzette Laqua, and Paula Hoffman!
May 01, 2018
ATR #105 – 2018 Vancouver Web Fest!
29:37
On this week's episode I was given the opportunity to once again travel to beautiful British Columbia to cover the 2018 Vancouver Web Fest! I talk about the festival, and break down my favorite shows in 3 categories before awarding my best of the festival!
Apr 27, 2018
ATR #104 – Science Fact or Science Fiction
2:05:31
This week's episode is "Science Fiction or Science Fact"! Kendan is a cellular, molecular biologist, and one of the hosts of another local podcast called "Made in the 80's". He, along with returning guest Tim Hall, and I break down some sci-fi movies that have a genetic twist!
Apr 19, 2018
ATI #15 – Mike and Laura Allred & Phil LaMarr!
59:56
This episode of the “About To Review”/ “About To Interview” podcast was thought to be lost forever due to a corrupted memory card, but it has been resurrected! I had the opportunity to interview Mike and Laura Allred, and returning guest Phil LaMarr at “Emerald City Comic Con” here in Seattle on March 1st - 4th, 2018.
Apr 13, 2018
ATR #103 – A Quiet Place, Ready Player One, Beirut, Rampage
1:23:41
This week's episode with guest Tim Hall is jam packed with four different reviews for movies that are all currently in theaters! The indie horror film "A Quite Place", hostage thriller "Beirut", nostalgia extravaganza "Ready Player One", and video game adaptation "Rampage".
Apr 11, 2018
ATR #102 – The lost episode with Tim, Jess, and Damien!
1:12:53
Episode 102 was resurrected from the ashes of a corrupted memory card & brought to you this week! This episode was recorded the weekend of Emerald City Comic Con 2018 with Tim, "The People's Critic" and Jess, and Damien from "The Curly Nerd Podcast".
Apr 04, 2018
ATR #101 – Isle of Dogs, Pacific Rim: Uprising
41:30
I was out of town for a few days so episode #101 is a solo show, but I did not want to leave you, the amazing listeners without some fresh content for the week! I go over the geek news, then review two movies which are in theaters now: "Isle of Dogs" and "Pacific Rim: Uprising".
Mar 30, 2018
ATR #100!! – Tomb Raider, LOVE,SIMON, Itzhak, 7 Days in Entebbe
1:39:25
Episode 100 is here! I could not think of anyone else to join me on this episode than the one and only Tim Hall, "The People's Critic". We talk about geek news, then review 4 new movies; "Itzhak", LOVE, SIMON", "7 Days in Entebbe", and "Tomb Raider"!
Mar 21, 2018
ATI #14 – “LOVE, SIMON” cast: Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, and Greg Berlanti
11:07
This episode of the "About To Review"/ "About To Interview" podcast has the director, Greg Berlanti, and two of the stars, Nick Robinson, and Alexandra Shipp of the new coming of age teenage romance movie "LOVE,SIMON" (IMDB.com/LOVESIMON).
Mar 16, 2018
ATR #99 – Maktub, Gringo, and Thoroughbreds, with Chris Lamberth!
58:17
Returning guest Chris Lamberth of "The Mundane Festival" joins the show as three new movies are reviewed: "Maktub" which was part of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, "Gringo" and "Thoroughbreds"! The countdown to episode 100 is almost here!
Mar 14, 2018
ATI #13 – Emerald City Comic Con 2018!
46:53
This episode of the "About To Review"/ "About To Interview" podcast contains 4 interviews I did with some of the amazing and talented artists, illustrators, and creators, who were at "Emerald City Comic Con" here in Seattle last weekend.
Mar 09, 2018
ATR #98 – Emerald City Comic Con 2018, Oscars, A Wrinkle In Time
56:36
On this week's (much shorter than normal) episode, Tim Hall, AKA: "The People's Critic" is in studio to talk about Emerald City Comic Con 2018, the 2018 Oscars, and then we review the new movie "A Wrinkle In Time"!
Mar 08, 2018
ATR #97 – Future of Black Hollywood, plus “Annihilation” and “Red Sparrow”
1:24:32
Black History Month, week 4! On the last week of Black History Month 2018, my guest Tim Hall (People's Critic) and I talk about the future of Black Hollywood! Plus we review "Annihilation" and "Red Sparrow".
Feb 28, 2018
ATR #96 – Black Female Firsts in Film w/ Seven Okema Gunn!
1:26:31
Black History Month, week 3! On this week's episode my guest was Seven Okema Gunn, who is a Chicago based blogger, film critic, and owner of "7 Gunn Media"! This episode is a celebration of some of the black female firsts in cinema from 1939 up to 2016.
Feb 21, 2018
ATR #95 – Director Spotlight: Ryan Coogler, plus Black Panther review
2:04:06
Continuing to highlight African-American creators during Black History Month, on this week's episode my guest Tim Hall and I focus on Ryan Coogler and his 3 feature length films. Plus we review "Cloverfield: Paradox" and talk about the "Cloververse".
Feb 14, 2018
ATI #12 – David Crownson
42:12
David Crownson is an actor, filmmaker, and creator/ writer of the new graphic novel "Harriet Tubman: Demon Slayer"! A blend of supernatural action based on freedom fighter Harriet Tubman with genre liberties that mirror "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter".
Feb 09, 2018
ATR #94 – Director Spotlight: Spike Lee
1:47:08
During Black History Month I want to showcase and highlight my friends, colleagues, and people I look up to who are doing great things. Actor/ comedian/ podcaster Chris Lamberth, from "The Mundane Festival" joined this episode to talk about the one and only Spike Lee!
Feb 07, 2018
ATR #93 – 2018 Vancouver Short Film Festival
1:49:33
I had the pleasure of being invited back for a second year in a row to cover the 8th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia and it was incredible! Tune in to hear interviews with creators, and directors, as well as my picks for the best films of the festival!
Jan 31, 2018
ATR #92 – Thieves, Mazes, Lightning, and The Alienist
1:29:51
Two new movies and two new TV shows are the hot topics this week! Tim Hall, AKA: "The People's Critic" stopped by the studio to talk about "Den of Thieves", "Maze Runner: The Death Cure", "Black Lightning", and "The Alienist". Let us know if you have seen them!
Jan 24, 2018
ATI #10 – Adam Schleichkorn
39:32
You might not know Adam Schleichkorn's name right away, but you will immediately recognize his work if you have spent any time at all on the internet for the past decade! Better known as "Mylo The Cat", his mashup videos have gained 10's of millions of views from across the globe!
Jan 19, 2018
ATR #91 – Good, Bad, and Ugly train movies (plus The Commuter)
1:09:33
Choo Choo! All aboard for this week's episode which is all about the Good, Bad, and Ugly train related movies! I was joined by friend and fellow critic Brian Taibl, AKA: "Brian The Movie Guy" where we talk trains, and then review "The Commuter".
Jan 17, 2018
ATR #90 – Hostiles, Black Mirror, January releases
1:49:15
Does the breathtaking cinematography and gorgeous costume design of "Hostiles" make up for it's bland and unoriginal plot? How terrified of the dystopian future in "Black Mirror" should we be? Find out the answer to those questions and more on this new episode with Tim Hall!
Jan 10, 2018
ATR #89 – The Good, Bad, and Ugly films of 2017!
1:38:49
Here it is folks, the episode you have been waiting all year for! This year I was joined by Ian Dinsmore of drunksunshine.com to go through our top three films in 2017 that fit the categories of "Goodest of the good", "Baddest of the bad", and "Ugliest of the ugly".
Jan 03, 2018
ATR #88 – Money, Threads, and Orcs!
38:17
Happy holidays from About To Review! Instead of skipping a week for the holidays, I decided to sit in a room and talk to myself, all because I care about you, my dear listeners! On this week's episode I reviewed "All The Money in the World", "Phantom Thread", and the new Netflix movie "Bright".
Dec 27, 2017
ATR #87 – 2 biopics, a Jedi, and a musical
1:48:48
The title of this episode could also be the name a wacky sitcom in the 80's, but alas, it is not. Tim Hall, AKA: The People's Critic joined me in the studio to talk about 4 new movies: "Darkest Hour", "Molly's Game", "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", and "The Greatest Showman"
Dec 21, 2017
ATI #9 – Landry Q Walker
53:03
Landry Q. Walker is an author best known for his all ages comic books like "Batman: Brave and the Bold", "Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade" and original titles like "Little Gloomy". During this interview we talked about those, and his new book; "Justice League: The Ultimate Guide" (DK.com/JusticeLeague).
Dec 15, 2017
ATR #86 – Award Season Extravaganza & Star Wars!
2:43:22
Grab some coffee and get ready a super-sized episode! Mike Ward from "Should I See It" was in the studio to talk about "Good Time", "I TONYA", "Lady Bird", "The Post", "The Shape of Water", "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", and "The Florida Project"!
Dec 13, 2017
ATI #8 – Peter Atencio and Phylicia Rashad
23:42
Live from the LA press day for the new show "Jean-Claude Van Johnson" starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, I was joined by the director Peter Atencio and also Phylicia Rashad who plays "Jane" in the series.
Dec 08, 2017
ATR #85 – JCVJ, The Punisher, and our 3 act comic book lifeATR
1:54:48
This week's episode with special guest Ryan Berkley has discussions about 2 different TV shows; "Jean-Claude Van Johnson" and "The Punisher", and then Ryan and John go into their comic book history as it relates to a 3 act structure.
Dec 06, 2017
ATI #7 – Vashti Harrison
41:58
Vashti Harrison is a filmmaker, author, and illustrator whose new book "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" hit the shelves on Tuesday, December 15th. This amazingly inspirational book highlights 40 black women from the past and present and their accomplishments.
Dec 02, 2017
ATR #6 – Robyn Paris (The Room Actors: Where Are They Now)
48:59
Robyn Paris is a friend of mine who played "Michelle" in the 2003 classic film "The Room", which is considered the "Citizen Kane of bad movies". She just launched her new web series called "The Room Actors: Where Are They", which is mockumentary style show about the stars of the cult classic film.
Dec 01, 2017
ATR #84 – #NoShameNovember/ Captain Collaboration
1:46:08
The annual tradition of #NoShameNovember is upon us once again! The time of the year when we admit our guilty pleasures in a "safe space". This year I was joined by some of my best friends, Tim Hall, Damien Randle, and Jess O'Brien.
Nov 29, 2017
ATR #83 – TV review – Knightfall on HISTORY
33:35
This is a very special sponsored episode in collaboration between the “About To Review” podcast…
Nov 28, 2017
ATR #82 – Four movie reviews and 1 new guest!
2:18:48
Yes, you heard right, on this super-sized episode there will be reviews for four, yes, count them 4 new movies! This is also the first episode of what I am sure will be many visits with Ian Dinsmore from DrunkSunshine.com!
Nov 22, 2017
ATR #81 – Seattle 48 Hour Horror Project 2017!
1:16:33
Time to get scary on this week's episode and focus on another local film festival that happened this past weekend which was the "Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Project"! John sat down with some of the filmmakers and then he and Dr. Andy met back in the studio to talk about their favorites.
Nov 15, 2017
ATR #80 – Murder on the Orient Express, plus 2 failing universes
1:16:37
Joining the show via the Skype machine is returning guest Tim Hall! We talk about come current events, then review "Murder on the Orient Express".
Nov 10, 2017
ATI #5 – Ian Mackenzie (Amplify Her)
21:28
This past week Seattle was fortunate to host the US premiere of the new multi-media documentary "Amplify her" (IMDB.com/AmplifyHer) which focuses on the several female DJ's as they go on tour and bring messages of equality, power, and femininity to the masses!
Nov 03, 2017
ATR #79: Surburbicon, Thor: Ragnarok, Amplify Her, scary movies
1:34:40
Tim Hall, AKA: The People's Critic, is back in the studio talking to John about two new movies; "Surburbicon", "Thor: Ragnarok", plus a new documentary "Amplify Her".  Then a little TV show called "Stranger Things"!
Nov 01, 2017
ATI #4 – Daily Magic Productions
48:30
I had the pleasure of spending the day at "Daily Magic Productions" which is a local indie video game studio based in Seattle, and has offices across the globe. I played some games and then interviewed Nicole Jekich and Marianna Vallejo!
Oct 27, 2017
ATR #78: Goodbye Christopher Robin, The Snowman, Columbus
1:18:54
Three movies on the docket this week that range from heartfelt biopic, to completely stupid, to an indie darling. Thanks to Erynne Hundley for joining the show once again to talk about some new films!
Oct 25, 2017
ATR #77: Marshall, Happy Death Day, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
1:54:17
Two returning guests, Tim Hall and Mike Ward join me to talk about three new movies; "Marshall", "Happy Death Day", and "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women". There are also dad jokes a plenty, which are amazing.
Oct 18, 2017
ATR #76: New York City ComicCon 2017 & Blade Runner 2049!
1:42:45
New York City, we out here! John travelled to the big apple and hung out with Jess and Damien from "The Curly Nerd"podcast while attending New York ComicCon 2017! After that they all talk about "Blade Runner 2049".
Oct 11, 2017
ATR #75: GeekGirlCon 2017 plus “Battle of the Sexes” review
2:19:26
GeekGirlCon 2017! For the second year in a row I was fortunate to cover this event that happened over the weekend, along with my guest co-host Erynne Hundley. After the interview sections, Erynne and I review the con and "Battle of the Sexes".
Oct 04, 2017
ATR #74: Ghosted, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Love Actually
1:59:00
Another week, another visit from special guest Tim Hall! On this week's episode we talk a new show that we hope FOX will not cancel immediately called "Ghosted", then a review for "Kingsman: The Golden Circle", and round out the episode with "Love Actually" which is ... a movie.
Sep 27, 2017
ATR #73: Books, Blades, Bullets, and Blasphemy
1:34:52
Page turning, sword swinging, guns blazing, prophecy toting breakdowns are all on this episode with special guest Tim Hall! We talk about some incredible new books from DK, then discuss 3 very different movies in "The Villainess", "American Assassin", and "Mother".
Sep 20, 2017
ATI #3 – Lorraine Cink and Adam Bray
40:50
Marvel author's spotlight! Lorraine Cink and Adam Bray, two of the four co-authors of the new incredible book from DK Books called "Ultimate Marvel" joined me on this episode. We talked about their process, their favorite parts of the book, and their future projects.
Sep 15, 2017
ATR #72: King’s Quest …for a good movie adaptation
1:42:24
Did the new movie "IT" finally break the seal to a good Stephen King adaptation? Find out on this episode as special guest, and great friend Ryan Pfeil drops into the studio to talk about "IT". Plus we talk about our first King adaptations, then each give our picks for the best and worst!
Sep 13, 2017
ATI #2 – Phil LaMarr
52:23
Phil LaMarr, the man, the myth, the voice, joined the show on this episode of "About To Interview"! His over 350 acting credits include "Pulp fiction", "MadTV", "Futurama", Green Lantern (Justice League), and of course "Samurai Jack".
Sep 08, 2017
ATR #71: SIX and PAX 2017! Expo extravaganza!
2:00:27
Two incredible video game expos this past weekend: SIX, the Seattle Indie Expo, and PAX, the Penny Arcade Expo kept That Guy Named John and This Guy Named Steve busy all weekend! Check out interviews with game creators as well as our best of!
Sep 05, 2017
ATR #70: Patti Cake$, The Tick, The Defenders
1:33:25
New Jersey rappers, giant blue men, and an unlikely team of heroes are themes for this episode! John is joined once again by Damien Randle as they discuss the new indie film "Patti Cake$", before moving on "The Tick" and "The Defenders" TV shows.
Aug 30, 2017
ATI #1 – Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman
31:53
Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman from the new Amazon TV show "The Tick" are the guests on the first episode of the "About To Interview" podcast! You can watch the show from this link starting on 8/25! Amazon.com/TheTick
Aug 25, 2017
ATR #69: Too Late or Worth The Wait: Part 2!
2:20:12
Part 2 of 2! Tim Hall and Erynne Hundley are back in studio with That Guy Named John to talk about the movies they watched since part 1. Before listening to this one, make sure to listen to Episode 63, which has part one of the game!
Aug 23, 2017
ATR #68: Seattle 48 Hour Film Project & Annabelle: Creation
1:45:36
Celebrating local Seattle talent is a main focus of this episode as we cover the Seattle 48 Hour Film Project, plus interviews with Krk Nordenstrom and Angela DiMarco! Then Damien joins as a guest host to break down the films and "Annabelle: Creation".
Aug 16, 2017
ATR #67: STEP, Kidnap, and The Dark Tower
1:29:52
Your host That Guy Named John is once again joined by Tim Hall and Erynne Hundley in the studio as they review 3 new films: "STEP, "Kidnap", and "The Dark Tower". One of those films is incredible, one is dumb, and one is pointless. Find out which one is which!
Aug 09, 2017
ATR #66: Matthew Cherry, Atomic Blonde, Detroit
2:41:31
On this, the longest episode over of About To Review, you will hear an interview with the amazing filmmaker Matthew Cherry about his new project "Hair Love". Then John is joined by Mike Ward to review "Atomic Blonde" and "Detroit".
Aug 02, 2017
ATR #65: Dunkirk, Girl’s Trip, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
1:31:24
This episode has it all! World War 2 epics, best friends who fight and then make up, and a beautiful movie with a terrible script! Find out which of those descriptions goes to which movie on this episode with John and Dr. Andy.
Jul 26, 2017
ATR #64: The Boogeys, plus SIFF 2017 wrap up
1:32:33
On this truly global episode, That Guy Named John is joined by Dr. Andy as they talk about the brand new short film "The Boogeys", which includes an interview with the writer/director/ producers. Lastly they do their highly anticipated SIFF 2017 wrap up.
Jul 19, 2017
ATR #63: Too Late or Worth The Wait. Part 1
1:33:22
Part 1 of 2! Tim Hall and Erynne Hundley are back in studio with That Guy Named John to talk about classic movies that they have not seen. Over the next few weeks they will watch these movies and reconvene to rate the films "Too Late or Worth The Wait".
Jul 12, 2017
ATR #62: Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man!
2:09:25
We spin a web any size and catch reviews just like flies in this episode! John is joined once again by This Guy Named Steve as they discuss an independent feature film, an independent short film, and then review "Spider-Man: Homecoming"! Stay tuned true believers!
Jul 05, 2017
ATR #61: Robots, Apes, and Drivers, oh my!
One returning guest, Tim Hall/ Peoples Critic, and one brand new guest, Erynne, join me on this episode where we talk about three new summer movies! We spark (typo 100% intended) things off with "Transformers: The Last Knight", then things get hairy with "War for the Planet of the Apes", and finally step on the gas for "Baby Driver"!
Jun 28, 2017
ATR #60: David Lowery, 47 Meters Down, All Eyez on Me, RAKKA
1:58:00
Indie filmmakers, dumb people around sharks, and a hip hop legend are all apart of this week's episode! David Lowery sits down for an interview, then we talk about "47 Meters Down" and "All Eyez On Me".
Jun 21, 2017
ATR #59: The Paris Opera, It Comes At Night, and The Mummy
1:17:00
Hello true believers! First thing first, the audio on this episode is a little off because of a weird recording situation, but I need to thank Tim Hall, AKA: "The People's Critic" for steeping up to the plate at the midnight hour! On this episode we talk about a SIFF film: "The Paris Opera", then "It Comes At Night" and end with "The Mummy".
Jun 14, 2017
ATR #58: SIFF movies and Wonder Woman!
1:36:00
Another week of SIFF films, plus the long awaited review for Wonder Woman! Is DC back? Is Wonder Woman the movie that will renew (or give you) faith in the future of the DC Cinematic Universe? Find out on this episode with your host That Guy Named John and guest This Guy Named Steve!
Jun 07, 2017
ATR #57: STEP, SIFF, Pirates 5, and Baywatch!
1:55:00
SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) is in full swing and the cast of the new documentary "STEP" made time and sat down with your host, That Guy Named John! After that, Dr. Andy, and This Guy Named Steve talk about other SIFF films, plus the new Pirates and Baywatch films!
May 31, 2017
ATR #56: Game time! Hammered Heroes edition!
1:33:00
On this special episode, That Guy Named John was joined by 3 friends as they played the brand new tabletop card game "Hammered Heroes" from Spokane, WA! The project is live on Kickstarter right now and you should definitely check them out!
May 24, 2017
ATR #55: King Arthur, Alien: Covenant, Handmaid’s Tale, and more!
2:09:00
Hello true believers! This episode is crazy long because it is jam packed with great stuff! Tim Hall, "The People's Critic" and "This Guy Named Steve" join John and talk about 2 new movies, a new show, and some summer movies, so stay tuned!
May 17, 2017
ATR #54: Guardians Vol. 2, 50 Hour Slam, and SIFF 2017!
1:09:00
On this action packed episode, That Guy Named John and Dr. Andy talk about Marvel's newest film: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", plus a film competition called "50 Hour Slam", and finally, the upcoming Seattle International Film Festival, AKA: "SIFF".
May 10, 2017
ATR #53: MST3K fan club with Curly Nerd Jess!
1:25:00
So many new shows and so little time! That Guy Named John is joined by the incomparable curly nerd herself: Jess! They talk about the old and new seasons of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), Rick and Morty, American Gods, and more, so tune in!
May 03, 2017
Episode 52: Indie Games Vol. 3 - Inside and Telltale Games!
1:17:00
What time is it? GAME TIME! By that I mean it is time for another installment of the fan-favorite segment - Indie game spotlight! That Guy Named John is joined by This Guy Named Steve as they talk about "Inside" and "Batman: The Telltale series".
Apr 26, 2017
ATR #51: Talking Star Wars with Tricia Barr!
Joining That Guy Named John this week is award winning author, engineer, podcast host, and Star Wars fangirl: Tricia Barr! We talk about her self published book "WYNDE", and also the new book she co-authored: "Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia".
Apr 12, 2017
ATR #50! Food, T2: Trainspotting, & Ghost in the Shell
Join the 50th episode celebration as That Guy Named John sits with the person who was there from the beginning; Dr. Andy! They take a departure from the usual film and TV talk, and talk about food, then rate and review "T2: Trainspotting" and "Ghost in the Shell". 50 down, 100's more to go!
Apr 05, 2017
ATR #49: Nostalgia Filter: Good, bad, and ugly childhood movies
1:41:00
On this week's episode, That Guy Named John is joined in the studio by This Guy Named Steve and Carmen as they discuss the "Nostalgia filter" as it relates to movies from our childhood. They each give a "good", "bad" and "ugly" film, plus some honorable mentions!
Mar 29, 2017
ATR #48: Vancouver Web Fest 2017!
2:21:00
Oh Canada! You continue to amaze me with your amazing film scene, generous hospitality, and of course the incredible festivals that you have. On this episode, That Guy Named John travelled north again to British Columbia to cover the Vancouver Web Fest 2017 !
Mar 22, 2017
ATR #47: New trailers, short films, and Kong: Skull Island!
1:31:00
Another crazy week in pop culture gets broken down by your host, That Guy Named John, and returning guest Tim Hall! They talk about a ton of new trailers for movies that may or may not be terrible, two short films, and then review and rate "Kong: Skull Island"!
Mar 15, 2017
ATR #46: Filmapalooza, ECCC, & Beauty and the Beast!
2:07:00
What more could you ask for in one episode? We cover "Filmapalooza", Emerald City Comic-Con, and then review and rate "Beauty and the Beast"! This episode features Mark Ruppert, Dr. Andy, and Tim Hall as guests.
Mar 08, 2017
ATR #45: Crazy 8’s, Crazy people, Crazy Oscars
2 guests and 3 crazy topics are on the agenda for this episode! Join your host; That Guy Named John, as he sits down with Dr. Andy and This Guy Named Steve while they discuss the "Crazy 8's Film Festival", then review the new thriller "Get Out", and finally give a full breakdown of the 2017 Oscars!
Mar 01, 2017
ATR #44: Fists, walls, and claws, plus Oscar picks!
1:40:00
Two guests for the price of none! That Guy Named John is joined by the two people who have made this podcast possible: Dr. Andy and Tim Hall, AKA: The People's Critic. They talk about 3 films: "Fist Fight", "The Great Wall", and "Logan", then give their Oscar predictions. Enjoy!
Feb 22, 2017
ATR #43: Bullets and Bats! John Wick 2 and Lego Batman
1:17:00
Holy action movie Batman! This is one jam packed episode! On this week's episode, That Guy Named John is joined once again by returning favorite; Tim Hall, AKA: The People's Critic. They talk about FX's "Legion", "John Wick: Chapter 2", and "Lego Batman"!
Feb 15, 2017
ATR #42: Turnbuckles and tights w/ Ryan Berkley!
1:41:00
Tighten the turnbuckles, break out the face paint, and dust off your leotard, because this episode is all about the "Golden Age" of wrestling movies from the 1980's! That Guy Named John is once again joined by Ryan Berkley, and this time they fall down the rabbit hole of cheesy action movies that feature one or more wrestlers in them.
Feb 08, 2017
ATR #41: 2017 Vancouver Short Film Festival
1:41:00
On this truly international edition of the podcast, your fearless host; That Guy Named John traveled to the great white north of Vancouver, British Columbia to cover the Vancouver Short Film Festival, (AKA: VSFF)! Listen in as he talks to the festival's directors, as well as some of the filmmakers!
Feb 01, 2017
ATR #40: Global Game Jam in Seattle!
1:18:00
Sleep? Who needs sleep?! Your host; That Guy Named John was joined by his gaming confidant; This Guy Named Steve, as they covered the Seattle division of the Global Game Jam which happened over this past weekend.
Jan 25, 2017
Episode 39 - Silence, Live by Night, and Patriot's Day
1:23:00
On this episode you will be treated to three movie reviews for price of none! ... that means free .... That Guy Named John is joined by returning favorite guest, the one and only Tim Hall, AKA: The Peoples Critic. They discuss three new movies: "Silence", "Live By Night", and "Patriot's Day". Enjoy!
Jan 18, 2017
ATR #38: Talking comics with Alex Irvine!
1:00:00
Hello true believers! Dig out your long boxes and follow along on this journey through comics as That Guy Named John is joined by award winning fantasy, sci-fi, and comic book author Alex Irvine!
Jan 11, 2017
ATR #37: La La Land, Fences, and a look back at 2016
1:14:00
In this first episode of 2017, That Guy Named John and Dr. Andy take a look back at some of the good, bad, and ugly movies of 2016 before diving into 2 new releases; "La La Land" and "Fences". Both of the new releases are picking up almost every award out there, so tune in and see if they deserve it!
Jan 04, 2017
ATR #36: 2017 remakes and remixes w/ The Curly Nerd podcast!
1:34:00
Joining That Guy Named John on this week's episode is the dynamic duo of Jess and Damien from The Curly Nerd podcast! They talk about a bunch of upcoming movie/ Tv remakes and reboots happening in 2017. With their powers combined, they are ...... "Captain Collaboration"!
Dec 28, 2016
ATR #35: Rogue One review!
1:28:00
New characters, familiar places, droids, and Vader, oh my! That Guy Named John is joined by Dr. Andy and This Guy Named Steve as they review and rate one of the biggest movies of the year: Rogue One - A Star Wars story. They also talk about some incredible books by DK! May the force be with us!
Dec 21, 2016
ATR #34: VR gaming is the future at Invrse studio!
1:04:00
As the title suggests, this episode is all about VR gaming! That Guy Named John was invited for a tour of Invrse Studios to talk to some of the creators of games like "The Nest" and "The Wake" (and other secret projects ...), and he could not think of anyone better to bring with him than This Guy Named Steve!
Dec 14, 2016
ATR #33: The ABC’s of RPG’s w/ Ivan Norman!
1:05:00
On this very special episode, That Guy Named John is joined by his longtime friend Ivan Van Norman. Ivan is a game creator, writer, director, game show host, and newly dubbed "Prince of all Geekdom". They talk about his new book: "The ABCs of RPGs", as well as his path to making a career out of a hobby.
Dec 07, 2016
ATR #32: #NoShameNovember
1:30:00
That Guy Named John is joined by Steve and Dr. Andy as they take comfort in the safe space of the studio and talk about movies, TV shows, or music that we find ourselves having to explain to people why we like them, all the while taking no shame in liking them.
Nov 30, 2016
ATR #31: Wizards and boxing! Fantastic Beasts & Bleed for This
59:06
There are wizards, magical suitcases, boxers, and car accidents in this weeks episode, as That Guy Named John is joined by returning guest, after a long hiatus; Doctor Andy. They discuss two new films: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Bleed for This", both of which are in theaters now.
Nov 23, 2016
ATR #30: Westworld and Black Mirror
1:26:00
Why does Michael Crichton hate theme parks? On this episode, That Guy Named John is joined once again by Tim Hall, and they talk about two looks into a possible future, with the shows Westworld and Black Mirror. They also try and find out why Michael Crichton hates theme parks so much.
Nov 16, 2016
ATR #29: Moonlight and Doctor Strange, 2 very magical movies
1:17:00
On this week's episode your friendly neighborhood host; That Guy Named John is joined was once again by one of the best in the biz; Tim Hall, AKA: The People's Critic. The two movies they discuss are both very magical in their own special way, as one deals with the magic of love and self expression, and one of them has sorcerers in it.
Nov 09, 2016
ATR #28: Horror villain showdown!
1:29:00
Hey there ghouls and goblins! On this (belated) Halloween special, That Guy Named John is joined by returning guest Steve, as they break down a hypothetical death match tournament with 16 of the most iconic horror movie villains!
Nov 02, 2016
ATR #27: Indie Games Vol. 2 – Rockets and Rogues!
1:00:07
That Guy Named John is once again joined by Steve as they do another edition of Indie Games spotlight! On this episode they talk about a puzzle room and also two indie games: "Rocket League" and "Rogue Legacy", which are both available on multiple platforms.
Oct 19, 2016
ATR #26: GeekGirlCon 2016!
1:51:00
This is a jam packed episode full of all things geeky as your host; That Guy Named John covers Geekgirl Con 2016 in Seattle, Washington! He is joined by Tim Hall, Kristine Haswell, Evan Peterson, and Dr. Raychelle Burks on this magical mystery ride!
Oct 12, 2016
ATR #25: The beats and bars of Luke Cage w/ Tim Hall
1:57:00
Listen into this soliloquy of chaos as your host, That Guy Named John is joined by Tim Hall as they break down Netflix's latest foray into the world of Marvel with the recently released "Luke Cage"! They go over a brief history of the character, then dive right into the show and what the greater implications are for what this character represents.
Oct 05, 2016
ATR #24: Stranger Things with Ryan Berkley
1:15:00
So after getting yelled at by the internet for weeks because I had not seen "Stranger Things" on Netflix, I finally caved to geek pressure and binged all of it. Was it worth it? Find out on this episode which features special guest Ryan Berkley!
Sep 28, 2016
ATR #23: Good, bad & ugly book to movie adaptations
1:28:00
From demonic possession, sword fights, zombies, and orcs, listen in as host; That Guy Named John and his guest Ryan talk about the good, bad, and ugly book-to-movie adaptions! A special thank you to long time listener and first time caller Ryan for joining this episode.
Sep 21, 2016
ATR #22: SIX and PAX 2016! Expo extravaganza!
2:07:00
Hey folks! This giant-sized episode is all about the two major gaming conventions that happened this past weekend here in Seattle, which were: the Seattle Indie Expo, aka: "SIX", and the Penny Arcade Expo, aka: "PAX". Join That Guy Named John and returning guest Steve as they talk about their experiences at both of these festivals!
Sep 07, 2016
ATR #21: Director Spotlight – Christopher Nolan
1:35:00
On this special collaboration episode, That Guy Named John is joined by the creators and hosts of The Curly Nerd podcast; Jess O'Brien and Damien Randle. They shine a spotlight on one of the best directors of this generation: Christopher Nolan.
Aug 31, 2016
ATR #20: The sweet science
1:04:17
Put up your dukes and bite down on your mouthguard, because this episode is all about boxing movies! That Guy Named is joined by Tim Hall of The Peoples Critic blog as they discuss their most underrated & overrated boxing films, plus review the new film "Hands of Stone".
Aug 24, 2016
ATR #19: Seattle’s 48 Hour Film Festival
1:12:00
Join your host That Guy Named John in a special episode that is split into two parts, both of which cover the recent Seattle leg of international 48 Hour Film Project. The first part of the episode is an interview with festival producer; Kirk Nordenstrom, and the second part is a breakdown of the films by John and returning guest Andy.
Aug 17, 2016
ATR #18: Star Trek, Preacher, and Suicide Squad!
1:54:00
2 guests + 3 topics = 2 hours of crazy geek filled conversation in this week's episode! Host, That Guy Named John is joined by not one, but two guests as they break down topics ranging from, but absolutely not limited to: Star Trek, Preacher, Suicide Squad, Gucci Mane, and so much more.
Aug 10, 2016
ATR #17: Q&A w/ Beta Test director – Nicholas Gyeney
53:21
On this episode, That Guy Named John chats with Nicholas Gyeney, the writer, director, and producer of the new action thriller "Beta Test"! This movie was shot on location here in Seattle and stars Manu Bennett, Linden Ashby and Larenz Tate.
Jul 27, 2016
ATR #16: Ghostbusters extravaganza
1:26:00
When there is something strange in the podcast-hood, who ya' gonna call? Pod-Casters! See what I did there? Man I am clever. That Guy Named John is joined by returning guest Steve, and new guest; Carmen as they talk about all things Ghostbusters.
Jul 20, 2016
ATR #15: Comedic … timing
43:30
Hey remember that time that you saw that funny movie at just the right time in your life? Well so do we! On this episode, host; That Guy Named John (who forgot to introduce himself on the podcast) is joined by his friend, and former Seattle Pop Culture trivia teammate; Lynne Barre as they discuss some of their favorite timely comedies.
Jul 13, 2016
ATR #14: Cry Babies
59:25
Grab the Kleenex and get ready for a an emotional roller coaster! Host; That Guy Named John and guest Andy get in touch with their sensitive sides and talk about the movies that have made, or continue to make them cry.
Jul 06, 2016
ATR #13: Upcoming 2016 releases
1:22:00
More movies than you can shake a stick at! Tim Hall, AKA: The People's Critic, joins That Guy Named John as they go over the lineup of summer movies, and also talk about the upcoming movies for the fall.
Jun 29, 2016
ATR #12: SIFF 2016 – Wrap up
54:46
On this jam packed episode, host That Guy Named John is joined by Andy as they wrap up the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival by breaking down 6 different films from 5 different countries. The films are: Queen of Ireland, Awaiting, News From Planet Mars, Rodinny Film, and Spy Time. A big shout out to the staff of the Seattle International Film Festival, who continue to do a tremendous job organizing this event.
Jun 22, 2016
ATR #11: Creator conversations
1:09:47
Hey folks! This is a special installment of the podcast that was part of the ongoing coverage of the Seattle International Film Festival that happened recently. Host That Guy Named John had the opportunity to sit down with creators and actors, such as; Corentin Fila, Rifqi Assaf, Suad Bushnaq, and Javier Ruiz Caldera, whose films come from all around the world, and played during the festival.
Jun 15, 2016
ATR #10: Queen of Ireland
39:45
By the power of big hair, That Guy Named John is joined by Director Conor Horgan, Producer Katie Holly, and star/ Belle of the ball, Rory O'Neill from the new feature documentary; "Queen of Ireland" which had it's North American premier recently at the Seattle International Film Festival, or SIFF.
Jun 08, 2016
ATR #9: Alice in Podcast-Land
55:25
In the studio this week, That Guy Named John is joined by frequent collaborator Andy as they jump down the rabbit hole and talk about all things Alice in Wonderland. From the first published story in 1865, up to the most recent Alice Through The Looking Glass, our heroes talk about their favorite versions of these iconic stories.
Jun 01, 2016
ATR #8: Indie Games Vol. 1 – Shovels and Quests
1:04:00
There is a new guest in the studio this week as your host; That Guy Named John is joined by my his friend Steve from Stand Inside Media, as they discuss some indie games that are currently available on multiple platforms. Those games are: "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes", "Shovel Knight", and "King's Quest". When Steve is not playing a tabletop game, video game, or podcasting, he spends his time traveling around the world as a videographer for National Geographic Expeditions. Yes, you have permission to be incredibly envious.
May 25, 2016
ATR #7: Director Spotlight – Jason Bateman
40:36
That Guy Named John is joined by Andy on a different kind of episode this week, as they debut a new segment called "Director Spotlight". On the first edition of this new segment, they focus on a long time actor, Jason Bateman, who has now directed two feature films; "Bad Words" (2013) and "The Family Fang" (2016).
May 18, 2016
ATR #6: Captain America: Civil War review, AKA: “The Chadwick Boseman fancast”
1:15:00
On this episode, Tim Hall from The People's Critic Blog returns to the podcast as he and host; That Guy Named John dissect Marvel's latest cinematic adventure: Captain America: Civil War . How does this film balance this many characters while they are in business suits and superhero suits? Does Vision only shop at Banana Republic? Does anyone even come close to successfully taking on Black Panther? Find out on this episode!
May 11, 2016
ATR #5: Connect the dots …. with music!
1:00:20
What do Irish teenagers, punk rockers, and a sweet little kitten have in common? Find out on this, the 5th episode of About to Review! That Guy Named John is joined by Andy as they talk about three movies: Sing Street, Green Room, and Keanu.
May 04, 2016
ATR #4: Law and Order: Hell’s Kitchen w/ Tim Hall
1:15:00
On this action packed giant-size episode, That Guy Named John is joined by Seattle film critic Tim Hall and they discuss 3 big things that happened recently: Seattle's Emerald City Comic-Con, Daredevil season 2 on Netflix, and the latest Doctor Strange trailer.
Apr 27, 2016
ATR #3: A tale of two movies
44:20
That Guy Named John is once again joined by Andy as they discuss two movies that are about as opposite as you can get: Hardcore Henry and Disney's Jungle Book.
Apr 20, 2016
ATR #2: Batman vs Superman: Dawn of emotions, I mean Justice
26:24
On this episode, John is joined by Andy as they review "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice". Is it deserving of all of the negative press? Is Batman a murderer? Do they re-use the same animatronic birds from the 1986 movie "Blue Velvet"?
Apr 13, 2016
ATR #1: Introduction!
2:42
Join host John as he describes this new weekly podcast which will cover reviews for movies, video games, TV shows, and anything geeky and nerdy.
Apr 09, 2016