This week is one that myself and Justin have long waited for, as we both finally got to see War for the Planet of the Apes, my #1 most-anticipated film of the year. Unfortunately, due to some internet issues on Justin's side, we actually had to wait an extra day to record the review, which will be released as a minisode in the very near future.
That actually worked out well for our guest this evening, who is no stranger to listeners of this podcast. We are thrilled to welcome back Paul from The Countdown Movie and TV reviews to the show, and he's here to help us take a look back at Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in our full retrospective. We also kick off the show with a tribute by Paul and Justin to the late George A. Romero, and we've also got lots of extra fun packed in! Stay tuned for the third segment, when there's something off about Justin...
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Friends of the Show
We'd like to give a huge shout-out for a lot of the shows we're proud to call friends, and that we're proud to call ourselves fans of. We especially have to thank our brothers in Perth, Paul & Wayne of The Countdown Movie & TV reviews, who have opened us up to a huge audience halfway across the world. Particular thanks to Paul who has been an amazing friend and has been infinitely helpful in terms of getting honest feedback on the evolution of the show. A huge thank you to Emily from The Story Behind podcast, whose support and friendship have kept this show alive through some of its darkest days. A huge thank you to some of our biggest podcasting friends, from Mr. X at the Angry Old Man, Shane from Now That I'm Older, David from The Unwritable Rant, Adam from Everyone Has a Podcast, Ro from the World of Ro, the entire crew at Afterburn 739, Mat at the One Word, Go! show, Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek, and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast. We're probably forgetting someone, so thank you to ALL of you! We truly do love and appreciate your support.
We also have to give a huge shout out to #PodernFamily for helping to increase our exposure, and safe to say without it we wouldn't have met a lot of the podcasters and fans we're proud to call friends. We also want to give a huge shout out to the #MoviePodSquad, a group of movie podcasters in the #PodernFamily who have come together for our mutual love of film. Look for even more crossovers and fun events with these and other great podcasters soon!
Recent Appearances & Crossovers
I was thrilled to join Adam from Everyone Has a Podcast and David from the Unwritable Rant Podcast for a cooking special of incredible proportions! Check out "Three Cocks in a Pot" at http://www.ehappodcast.com/poddy/cse1.
All month long (February 2017), Emily from The Story Behind focused on pop culture & history as pertains to Forrest Gump, and I joined her for the final episode of the month to talk about the film itself. Check it out here! http://thestorybehindpodcast.com/forrest-gump-forrest-gump-february-tsb038.
As you know we are huge fans of craft beer, and I joined the guys at Fanthropological (The Nickscast) to talk about my obsession with it! Listen in at http://podcast.fanthropological.com/e/20-craft-beer-fans/!
We were thrilled to take part in our fifth official crossover with the Countdown Movie and TV reviews to talk all things 1992 in film! The best and the worst! Please check out this amazing episode here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thecountdownmoviesandtv/episodes/2017-03-21T08_28_30-07_00.
Justin visited JD and Brendan over at the InSession Film Podcast for an amazing retrospective of the first three Alien films! Check it out at http://insessionfilm.com/movie-podcast-alien-aliens-alien3-221/.
A horror movie fantasy draft would've have been complete without our own Epic Film Guy Justin, so he joined Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek, as well as Chris & Shampu from Buds, Beers, Brutality, to draft 80s horror films! Please check it out at https://soimarriedamoviegeek.podbean.com/e/episode-159-fantasy-movie-draft-80s-horror-movies/.
Justin visited our good friend Pete over at Podstalgic to talk about Predator for the film's 30th anniversary! Check out the review here! https://hydratelevelfour.podbean.com/e/predator-1987-1497256736/.
I took a trip over to Fanthropological once again to talk about cinephiles! What is a cinephile? Do I consider myself one? Find out at https://podcast.fanthropological.com/e/33-cinephiles-ft-efg-nick/!
I was thrilled to be interviewed by Peter over at Smorgasbored about cinema etiquette and all sorts of fun, random stuff! Check it out! https://player.fm/series/smorgasbored/smorgasbored-interviewsan-epic-film-guy.
I joined Ashlee on the Rabbit Ears TV Podcast along with Justin of So I Married a Movie Geek to talk about one of my favorite shows of all time... LOST! Check it out at https://rabbitearstv.podiant.co/e/3540e316e1315aL/!
I had a great time joining Dave on the Super Movie Bros. podcast for their anniversary for an awesome game of "Never Have I Liked It," where you name a film you despise, and those who do not have to drink and explain why! We were also joined by Jon from the Now in Technicolor Podcast! Listen at https://supermoviebros.podbean.com/e/super-movie-bros-ep-50-anniversary-pt-2-never-have-i-liked-it/!
I filled in for Andy over on Two Peas on a Podcast and talked with Gerald about movies, current events, politics, and so much more! Check it out at https://twopeasonapodcast.podbean.com/e/036-we-deserve-a-tarantino-emoji/.
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