4/21/2007

Other Good Movie Podcasts

Posted in Side Topics at 8:24 pm by Stephen

Since the discussion over at the “Who Are You?” thread got sidetracked into the realm of other movie podcasts, I thought I’d open this up for suggestions. I’ve moved the comments from that thread into this one, and added my own.

6 Comments »

  1. siochembio (82) said,

    April 21, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    This might not be a kosher question to ask, but does anyone know of any other movie podcasts that cover all range of movies? 99% seem to do simply current movies. Blech.

  2. joem18b (231) said,

    April 21, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    I started by listening to TPN: The Movie Show. I like it but it’s definitely guy-oriented (like all of the podcasts I’m going to list, it’s two guys talking to each other); next, SMODcast. Essential but very, very explicit, cause it’s Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier unleashed. Not for the delicate and actually mostly not about movies but I find it funny and fascinating; The Movie Saloon - closest in content to AMT. For example, there is a Saloon 1.5 or 2-hour show on car chases, and another in which the two fellows discuss every single James Bond movie; also, I Love Movies podcast - two standup comics discuss movies each week. Funny and with a segment where one picks a movie out of the Leonard Maltin guide and begins reading the actors in it from the bottom up while the other tries to guess the movie. This show is more about recent releases with a focus on folks in minor roles, but they like to show off their knowledge of movies and movie history; finally, Scene Unseen Movies. One guy watches the movie and the other doesn’t and they discuss it (hmm). The show is more about recent movies, but they do go back, and they have occasional roundtables with friends in the area, which I enjoy.

  3. joem18b (231) said,

    April 21, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    OK, to seal my geekiness, a couple more movie podcasts that I subscribe to. (I plug in my Ipod every morning to be updated for the day and I find that I need to be subscribed to 30 or 40 different podcasts to ensure that there is something that I’m in the mood for to listen too while jogging, commuting, etc., if I don’t want music or a book on tape. Politics, sports, movies, etc.) Anyway:

    - Fresh Air, now that it’s free

    - NPR: Movies

    - SF Chronicle: Movies with Mick LaSalle. Mick has written several books about movies of the 30s and 40s. His podcast mostly covers recent releases, but he also answers questions mailed in, which frequently deal with older movies.

    I used to subscribe to The Treatment but somehow never listened to it.

    The other thing is that now that complete seasons of TV shows are available on dvd, I’m taking more interest in TV (don’t have cable or even an antenna). Watching a season of Lost or The Wire or Entourage is sort of like watching a movie or a BBC miniseries.

    Podcasts being so new, Itunes seems to turn up fresh shows to sample every week. AMT is definitely a keeper.

  4. Stephen (221) said,

    April 21, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    I’ll second Joe’s recommendation for The Hollywood Saloon, which generally covers movies from the ’70s on. They do a really good job of getting in depth in movies and genres and picking things I’d never thing to watch.

    I also like, as I’ve mentioned before, Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir, a film-analysis podcast focusing on noir films, both classic and neo.

  5. joem18b (231) said,

    May 3, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Sorry to see that the “I Love Movies” podcast has come to an end, at least for now. Its sponser, HandHeldComedy.com, is going under.

  6. joem18b (231) said,

    May 30, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Podcasts seems to come and then mysteriously go (including three that I liked), but currently, in addition to AMT (the best, of course), Scene Unscene and Spout have lively movie podcasts (available in ITunes) and online forums for comments.

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