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The Oscars 2014 - Preview, Picks and Predictions
February 27, 2014 10:54 PM PST
(Minor spoilers in podcast) The time has come for the second biggest film awards of the year (right behind the SVs) with the 86th Academy Awards. Matt and Jonathan are joined by Tom O'Neil from www.goldderby.com to discuss their favourite nominees as well as make predictions for all the major categories on the night.
On the podcast we discuss how slaveowners would feel about their portrayal in 12 Years a Slave, whether Captain Phillips was actually a documentary with Tom Hanks and real Somali pirates and how Christians and Atheists can be reunited by a little old Irish lady in Philomena.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'The Wolf of Wall Street' Review - aka The Screen Verdict Story
February 18, 2014 05:56 PM PST
(Minor spoilers in podcast) This week Screen Verdict is joined by good friend of the podcast and special guest, Dutchy. On the podcast we review the controversial Scorcese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and whole lot of sex and drugs.
On the podcast we debate the Top 5 biggest movie stars in Hollywood, whether the film glorifies sex and drugs, how it compares to the Screen Verdict work environment and Matt and Jonathan attempt to sell Dutchy a pen.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict ratings and in Housekeeping Matt shares an intriguing Facebook message and Jonathan attempts to find a film lost in space and time.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Homeland' - Season 3 Review
February 11, 2014 04:20 AM PST
(Podcast contains spoilers) In our much anticipated review, Screen Verdict finally gets to podcast on one of our listeners' favourite shows in Homeland.
Matt and Jonathan dive right into the latest season (via a semi-relevant discussion involving Jennifer Lawrence) and provide their takes on all the big twists and turns involving Brody, Carrie, Saul and to a lesser extent Dana.
Lastly we provide our Screen Verdict rating for the season.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Her' - Boy Meets Computer, Screen Verdict Gives Review
February 05, 2014 05:50 AM PST
(Minor Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict reviews the satirical comedy Her, in which a man falls in love with his artificially intelligent operating system. As well as discussing the film directed by Spike Jonze and the performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, Screen Verdict tackles the real issue of whether a human can/should date a computer.
Matt and Jonathan weigh up the pros and cons of dating the operating system, which we place somewhere along the scale between human and toaster. We then make a final decision on our recommendation as to whether you should date your computer.
Lastly we provide a Screen Verdict rating for the actual film.
January 27, 2014 11:43 PM PST
The time has come for Screen Verdict to take a look back at the year 2013 and reward its greatest achievements in film and television. With just 6 categories, this is one the most exclusive awards given in the entertainment industry.
Coming at you delayed from the Screen Verdict Award Auditorium, Matt and Jonathan determine the winners of Best Male TV Actor, Best Female TV Actor, Best TV Series, Best Male Film Actor, Best Female Film Actor and Best Film of 2013.
Come see who takes out the prizes and let us know who you thought should have won.
January 17, 2014 09:57 PM PST
Screen Verdict takes four films and dishes out some speed reviews in a holiday podcast special. The films we discuss are The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Frozen, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Along the way we talk sleeping bags in the theatre, text messages of hate and question the direction of our own lives.
We also settle the battle between Anchorman and Casablanca for most quotable movie by inviting a third party guest Amy Bull to recognise quotes shared by Matt and Jonathan.
Lastly in Housekeeping we share a story involving Screen Verdict t-shirts at the cinema and Jonathan's appearance on The Redbox Report. You can check it out at https://www.facebook.com/theredboxreport
January 13, 2014 12:38 AM PST
On the podcast this week Screen Verdict returns to [cue voiceover] AMC's The Walking Dead to review the first half of season four.
Matt and Jonathan review the first 8 episodes providing their thoughts on the council system, bad haircuts and a Governor impression.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping share some Boardwalk Empire news and find out how Matt is involved in a high profile criminal case.
January 08, 2014 09:58 PM PST
A podcast in two parts:
Part One (0-23 minutes) is spoiler free. Joined by a special guest, Screen Verdict discusses Showtime's history with drama television and our thoughts on leads Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. We tackle sex, relationships and medical studies in the 1950s and give our Screen Verdict rating for the series.
Part Two (23-55 minutes) contains SPOILERS. In it we take a look at all the major developments over the season as well as making our predictions for season two. In Housekeeping we get Bonnie's impressions on Sydney as well as introduce her to an Australian delicacy.
December 27, 2013 10:14 PM PST
In a special podcast event Screen Verdict heads to Donald Trump's boardroom to square off in The Apprentice board game challenge.
Matt and Jonathan pick players and team names, then attempt to outsmart, outwit and outplay (that might be the wrong reality TV show) each other in order to be the winner hired by Donald Trump.
December 25, 2013 11:29 PM PST
Merry Christmas everyone! This holidays Screen Verdict brings you a review of David O. Russel's American Hustle.
Matt and Jonathan talk comb overs, perms, accents and crazy as we take a look at the A-List cast including Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping review the Sexiest People of 2013 and Jonathan gives his mini-review of There Will Be Blood.
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