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'Hello Ladies' Review with Stephen Merchant Interview
December 05, 2013 10:37 AM PST
Screen Verdict is excited to review the new HBO comedy from the co-creator of The Office, Stephen Merchant. We talk about the first season of Hello Ladies and also share some excerpts from Matt's Gold Derby interview with Stephen himself.
In the podcast we discuss the Stuart's quest for unobtainable women, the cringe factor, dating troubles and Jonathan also likens Matt to a character in the show.
We then give our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping, we hear some celebrity encounters and Stephen Merchant provides Matt with some dating advice.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' - Season 9 Speed Review
November 20, 2013 01:51 PM PST
This week Screen Verdict reviews on our favourites in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. For the podcast we tried to try out something new by giving each of the 10 episodes a 2-minute speed review.
We go over all the funniest moments of the season as well as discussing the possibilities of Matt and Jonathan Days and a Screen Verdict produced Lethal Weapon 7.
We then give the season our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping we talk more celebrity encounters, Matt's podcast affair and podcasts to expect in the future, including our Celebrity Apprentice board game challenge.Old Favourites on New TV Shows - Which Should You Watch?
November 12, 2013 07:45 PM PST
This week on Screen Verdict, Matt and Jonathan discuss some of our favourite stars that have each found their way back onto television with four new television series.
We discuss James Spader on The Blacklist, Robin Williams on The Crazy Ones, Will Arnett on The Millers and Michael J. Fox on The Michael J. Fox Show.
We decide which TV series has the most incompetent police outfit, discover the expression "Carry the Dick", see a comedic version of Mad Men and perhaps find the next Kramer.
In this week's Screen Verdict, we give a Yes or No as to whether we will continue to watch each show and in Housekeeping Matt and Jonathan swap sob stories.'Captain Phillips' - All Aboard for Our 'Bored or On Board?' Review
October 25, 2013 07:23 PM PDT
(Minor Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict heads out on the high seas with our review of Captain Phillips. The title alone sets our imaginations off with movie ideas but after narrowing down the premise, we talk about some of our favourite pirate movies and our thoughts on actor Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass.
Getting into the film we talk about Captain Phillips and his ability to scheme like MacGyver and whether the pirates found themselves in hot water over hostage taking or illegal downloads.
We also give our Screen Verdict rating for the film and in a massive Housekeeping segment, Matt and Jonathan share celebrity stories, share a business opportunity, pitch a new podcast segment and lay down a trap for Stephen Merchant in Matt's upcoming interview.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'The Newsroom' - Season 2 Review
October 17, 2013 03:36 PM PDT
Screen Verdict heads back to some Emmy award winning television with our review of The Newsroom season 2.
We jump right into the show by discussing how jumping on a political campaign bus can cure your heartbreak, what Maggie has in common with Miley Cyrus, why Will took a hipster's approach to Genoa and the mathematical formula we learn for the length of time it takes to forgive someone for cheating.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping we give a shout out to our friends over at the Verbal Tap podcast, discuss Jonathan's jiu jitsu competition in LA, recap the Emmys and Matt's birthday bash 2.0.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Gravity' Review - Insert Space Pun Here
October 09, 2013 06:46 PM PDT
This week Screen Verdict reviews Gravity the 3D Space epic from Alfonso Cuaron. Matt and Jonathan discuss expectations from the director as well as their opinions on the leads George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. We also decide whether the action was thrilling or stressful and whether we've finally come around to 3D.
We also solve the Healthcare crisis, share a story involving our old screenwriting tutor and decide how to act when someone tells a story they've told before.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict and in Housekeeping find out where in the world Jonathan has traveled to, review our Betting Bad results and Matt recaps his birthday.
October 02, 2013 08:43 PM PDT
Screen Verdict just couldn't wait a whole week for our next podcast as we were so excited to bring you our thoughts on the ending of Breaking Bad.
We take a look at the final 8 episodes and share our reactions to all the biggest moments as well as review who played the best game throughout.
Also on the line is the winner of our Betting Bad competition and most importantly the Screen Verdict rating for the final season of Breaking Bad.
October 01, 2013 06:12 PM PDT
Screen Verdict is excited to begin our TV review grind starting with the final season of Dexter. Matt and Jonathan share their thoughts on Dexter as a series and what the final season means to them.
They then give their take on each of the main characters and stories of the season involving Dexter, Deb, Dr Vogel, the Brain Surgeon, Zach, Quinn and Hannah.
Along the way we learn why Miami Metro might not be the most competent police department, see what the show has in common with Lost and give our reactions to the show's finale.
September 18, 2013 07:27 PM PDT
This week Screen Verdict is joined by our good friend Tom O'Neil from Gold Derby in order to review the nominees in this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.
Under the microscope is host Neil Patrick Harris, Supporting Actor and Actress, Lead Actor and Actress and Best Series in both the Comedy and Drama categories.
The three of us go through each and discuss our favourites, as well as who we're tipping to win the awards on the night.
Along the way Jonathan sheds a tear for Boardwalk Empire, Matt tells us who we might see twerking on stage and Tom suggests we lock a certain celebrity out of Nokia Theatre.
September 08, 2013 06:04 PM PDT
With only 4 episodes left in one of our favourite series, Breaking Bad, Screen Verdict decided to take a look at the state of play and make our predictions as to how the final few episodes will play out.
We go through the key characters including Walt, Jessie, Skylar, Walt Jr, Hank, Marie, Saul, Lydia and Todd. For each we make a prediction for their final outcome as well as throw out some suggestions for what might be their best available moves.
Lastly we offer an exclusive prize for anyone that shares their predictions about the show.
September 03, 2013 12:39 AM PDT
(Podcast contains Kick Ass 1 Spoilers) On the podcast this week Matt and Jonathan review a sequel to a controversial film they enjoyed, in Kick Ass 2.
They go through the main characters: Kick Ass, Hit Girl, Colonel Stars and Stripes and Motherf***er. Through this they learn whether they would want to be a superhero, try to avoid being a creep and discuss the controversy around violence in the film.
They give the film a Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping review the debacle that was the MTV Video Music Awards.
August 25, 2013 01:38 AM PDT
In one of our favourite annual podcasts Screen Verdict takes a look at the nominees for MTV's Best Music Video of the Year.
We watch each of the videos and give our impressions as well as a score out of 5. The video with the best combined score out of 10 will receive an official vote from Screen Verdict for the award.
We learn Bruno Mars might be a little lonely, Justin Timberlake has fallen on hard times, how to save money from Macklemore, Robin Thicke likes lambs among other things and Taylor Swift shows no regard for proper knee health.
After our reviews we submit our vote for the MTV VMA and in Houskeeping we update you on a little game called Betting Bad.
August 23, 2013 01:41 AM PDT
In our 101st podcast Jonathan tries to hype up an indifferent Matt to review the latest film from Ryan Gosling and director of Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn.
First we explain the premise and the seedy world of Only God Forgives. Then we move onto the characters including a blank son, an evil mother and a mysterious policeman.
We also address the violence, the karaoke and Matt offending someone in the cinema.
Lastly we finish with our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping we read out some reader's suggestions from last week's SV awards.
August 13, 2013 05:23 AM PDT
Screen Verdict is excited to celebrate our 100th podcast with a series of film showdowns. Matt and Jonathan have selected 10 categories and each picked their favourite film since the year 2000 from each of those categories. They then debate the merits of their films in order to decide the winner of each category (awards which Jonathan refers to as the ESVYs).
Some of our 'Best Since 2000' categories include Best Zombie Film, Best Superhero Film and Best Film Over 2.5 Hours Long. Matt and Jonathan fight to determine which films win the awards as well as who can get the most of their picks chosen.
In Housekeeping we celebrate our 100th podcast and Matt shares a surprise with Jonathan.
July 29, 2013 05:58 PM PDT
This week on the Screen Verdict podcast Matt and Jonathan talk about the controversial blockbuster from Disney, The Lone Ranger. With a $250 million budget and claims that the film is racist and possibly the worst film of all time, Screen Verdict's opinion has never been more important.
We take a look at the character of the Lone Ranger and which of the Social Network twins play the role as well as the controversial Tonto played by Johnny Depp. We also give our opinions on the evil William Fichtner and Matt shares his availability for a date with Ruth Wilson.
We also share What Has (The Lone Ranger Taught Us) and give our Screen Verdict rating for the film. Lastly in Housekeeping Matt explains why he forgot Jonathan's anniversary gift as well as reading mean things about himself on the internet.
July 20, 2013 07:05 AM PDT
Screen Verdict is excited to discuss the controversial new article that suggests all the Pixar films occur in the same universe.
You can read the article at - http://jonnegroni.com/
As huge fans of Pixar, Matt and Jonathan decided to invite the author of the article Jon Negroni to discuss the theory with us on the podcast.
First we ask Jon how he came up with the idea for the theory, how being 'the Pixar guy' has affected his life and what the response has been.
Then we delve into the theory and learn some of the intricacies that tie the various Pixar stories together in the timeline.
Jon also shares an exclusive reveal about some upcoming fan fiction and we finish with some hard hitting questions about the theory and give it our Screen Verdict.
July 17, 2013 07:52 PM PDT
This week Matt and Jonathan celebrate 2 years of the Screen Verdict podcast with our Man of Steel review.
We share our thoughts on Superman growing up and our expectations for the film with Zack Snyder and Christoper Nolan behind the wheel. We also take a look a look at the set up for the film in Krypton as well as what it would be like to grow up as Superman.
We then decide whether Henry Cavill is the luckiest or unluckiest actor in the world to finally end up with the role of Superman. We also discuss one of Matt's favourites Amy Adams and the divisive Russell Crowe.
This week Matt introduces a new game as well as us sharing What Has (The Man of Steel Taught Us) before giving our Screen Verdict rating.
Lastly in Housekeeping Matt and Jonathan open our anniversary gifts in celebration of 2 years of Screen Verdict.
July 07, 2013 06:40 PM PDT
(Podcast contains spoilers) In our first podcast with Jonathan back from the US, Screen Verdict reviews the new season of HBO's Veep.
We discuss all the political shenanigans and/or machinations for VP Selina Meyer as well as what the supporting cast gets up to this season, including how we'd deal with a hostage situation and accidentally insult Europe ourselves.
We give our Screen Verdict rating for the season and in a huge Housekeeping segment Jonathan shares some adventures and mishaps from the US and Matt confronts his fears on the Gold Coast.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Monsters University' Review - Pixar Scared Back to its Best?
July 04, 2013 05:05 AM PDT
In our third and final podcast from opposite sides of the globe, Screen Verdict reviews the new Pixar film Monsters University.
Matt and Jonathan discuss their love of Pixar and Monsters Inc and their hopes for the studio to return to form after Cars 2 and Brave.
We take a look at why 'Scarers' are the coolest kids in school as well as whether we would want to attend MU and which house we would want to be a member of. We also give our annual shout out to John Ratzenberger.
After giving it a Screen Verdict rating we also place it in our famed Pixar rank.
We apologise for any sound issues as we were on a terrible connection while recording. Everything will be back to normal next week when we return to Podcast HQ.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Game of Thrones' - Season 3 Review
June 22, 2013 06:10 PM PDT
In the second edition of our Australia to America podcasts, Screen Verdict reviews the latest season of Game of Thrones. We discuss all the characters and the best and worst moves of the season.
We start off with the controversial Red Wedding episode and move our way around the 7 kingdoms. We discuss what the show has in common with Wreck It Ralph, why Stannis should find another home and find a euphemism for 'Jon Snow'.
Matt and Jonathan give an MVP for the season before giving their Screen Verdict rating for the show. Lastly in Housekeeping Jonathan shares a celebrity story and Matt gets his Governor impression reviewed by the Governor from The Walking Dead himself.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Arrested Development' - Season 4 Review
June 09, 2013 12:19 PM PDT
After 7 years of waiting, Arrested Development fans finally have another season of the show. Can in live up to the standard of 'the greatest television show of all time'? Matt and Jonathan break down all the events of the season in this huge Screen Verdict podcast.
Much like the season we take a look at the Bluths, character by character. We let you know what they've been getting up to, our take on the show's direction and all our favourite and least favourite moments of the season.
After much deliberation we give our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping Jonathan updates you on his trip from Australia to America.
May 29, 2013 06:15 PM PDT
On the podcast this week Jonathan gets excited to review Ryan Gosling in his latest Drive-esque film and Matt wonders why we aren't doing Star Trek.
Topics in the podcast include whether Gosling pulls off the tattooed face and tattered shirt look and the chemistry between the two actors that have previously battled for Sexiest Man Alive.
We also share what we learned in What Has (The Place Beyond the Pines) Taught Us and Jonathan tries to convince Matt to adopt a Screen Verdict baby.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping share a podcast milestone and sing Hall and Oates karaoke for some reason.
May 23, 2013 08:46 PM PDT
This week Screen Verdict is extremely excited to preview the upcoming season of Arrested Development. With the show returning for a 4th season on Netflix, Matt and Jonathan decide to preview the new season and take a look back at our favourite 10 episodes of the show.
We also bring up some of our favourite running jokes from the show that we'd like to see return this season. This is followed by our trademark Screen Verdict predictions.
Lastly in Housekeeping we let you know what travel plans are in Screen Verdict's future and how you can get your hands on some Screen Verdict merchandise.
This podcast is dedicated to Steve Ryan, who played J. Walter Weatherman on the show and passed away in 2007.
May 14, 2013 10:16 PM PDT
Screen Verdict returns to everyone's favourite government department with our series five review.
In the podcast Matt and Jonathan take a look at Ben and Leslie's relationship, Ron dealing with kids, Tom dating Jean Ralphio's sister, Ann and Chris' meltdowns and Amy and Andy shenanigans.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping read out a viewer suggestion.
May 03, 2013 01:17 AM PDT
On the podcast this week Matt and Jonathan suit up (literally) to review Iron Man 3, which believe it or not is the third instalment in the Iron Man series (not including The Avengers). Matt and Jonathan discuss our thoughts on Iron Man so far and what we think of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Jonathan also reveals his opinion on the new director for the series.
Getting into the film we take a look at some of Tony Stark's struggles, including dealing with his girlfriend and an ex. This leads to Jonathan asking why Matt is always talking about 'the girl next door'. We also review the villains and Matt wonders whether Michonne from The Walking Dead could have been a useful addition to the team.
In What Has (Iron Man 3) Taught Us, we share what we learned about medical issues and present giving from the film. We then wrap up the podcast with our Screen Verdict rating and everyone's favourite segment Housekeeping.
April 25, 2013 01:20 AM PDT
This week Screen Verdict reviews the Tom Cruise sci-fi film Oblivion. We share our thoughts on sci-fi and Jonathan suggests we review the film on the scale of 1 to Space Jam. We also take a stance on the polarising Tom Cruise, which brings up some confusing film moments for Matt.
Moving onto the film we wonder why only national landmarks seem to have survived the alien invasion and discover a situation for almost guaranteed success with a lady. We also take a look at aliens, the Yankees and what attributes turn Matt on.
We also bring back one of our favourite segments What Has (Oblivion) Taught Us and give our Screen Verdict rating for the film. Lastly we share some exciting news for the podcast in Housekeeping.
April 11, 2013 04:02 AM PDT
(Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict reviews the second half of the split season three of The Walking Dead. We share our thoughts on Rick and the remaining crew in the prison as well as the trouble brewing with the Governor in Woodbury.
Along the way we learn if you hang around long enough, you're part of the group and who doesn't mind being compared to the Gestapo. Jonathan asks some odd questions such as: why are there so many zombies? and Matt suggests the Statue of Liberty as a good place to ride out the zombie apocalypse.
Lastly we end the podcast with our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping we discuss the true meaning of Easter and who might be replacing Leno on The Tonight Show.'Game of Thrones' - S03E01 'Valar Dohaeris' Commentary
April 04, 2013 02:42 AM PDT
Screen Verdict is very excited to present a first for the podcast, in which we provide a real-time, running commentary over the season premiere of Game of Thrones.
Load up the first episode of season three and after a brief introduction we let you know when to hit play and you can listen to Screen Verdict, while watching Game of Thrones. This is your chance to access the DVD extras before the DVD has even been released.
March 30, 2013 11:11 PM PDT
(Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict dedicates an entire podcast to HBO's Girls with our Season 2 Review. First off we wonder whether we learn about girls by watching Girls and why you probably shouldn't watch Girls on the train.
We split the season by the four main characters and their story arcs. We discuss Jessa, Shoshanna, Marnie and Hannah and share our opinions on all the decisions made by the girls. We also include our opinions on the guys including Adam, Ray, Charlie and whatever Donald Glover's character's name was.
Lastly we provide our Screen Verdict rating and correct a previous mistake on the podcast in Housekeeping.
For all our competitions and reviews you can Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Oz the Great and Powerful'... or is it?
March 23, 2013 11:23 PM PDT
(Minor Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict reviews the magical prequel to the Wizard of Oz. Matt shares his opinions on the original while Jonathan struggles to recall if he's even seen it. They also address the scheduling mistake that unfortunately resulted in us seeing the film in 3D.
Getting into the film we address topics such as why people in Kansas seem confused by magic shows, how to pick up witches and what the film has in common with Cloud Atlas. We then go through the characters and pick which ones where our favourites and which could be replaced by cardboard cut outs.
We then move on to our weekly segment What Has (Oz the Great and Powerful) Taught Us and give our Screen Verdict ratings. Lastly in Housekeeping we share some listener feedback and some shenanigans from the library.
March 17, 2013 03:16 AM PDT
This week Screen Verdict reviews Cloud Atlas, the sprawling, ambitious, epic film from the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer. Matt opens the podcast by establishing etiquette for answering the phone while naked, which may be relevant for Jonathan.
Moving on to why we picked this for a podcast despite our disdain for books and its lack of buzz. Jonathan shares his admiration of the Wachowski brothers and Matt reveals what he believes the film poster has in common with Gangnam style.
In order to review the film we go through the 6 stories and timelines chronologically and ask the big questions such as what's under a prosthetic nose and does Jim Broadbent know what sex is?
Lastly we provide our Screen Verdict rating for the film which divides the podcasters greatly and in Housekeeping we remind you of our poll to determine who gives the best Frank Underwood impression from House of Cards.
March 05, 2013 10:12 PM PST
A podcast in two parts.
Part One (0-25 minutes) is spoiler free. In this segment Matt and Jonathan share their thoughts on Netflix teaming up with Kevin Spacey and David Fincher. We then discuss some topics including Frank's rowing machine, bringing back one of our favourite games Screw, Marry, Kill and have a Frank Underwood impression battle. We then give a Screen Verdict rating for the season.
Part Two (25-53 minutes) contains SPOILERS. In the second half of the podcast we go into further details of the show and share our reactions to the various plot developments and our hopes for season two. Lastly in Housekeeping we give a mini-review of the Oscars.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'30 Rock' - Final Season Review
February 28, 2013 12:44 AM PST
(Spoilers in Podcast) Screen Verdict returns from the Oscars with a review of the final season of 30 Rock. Matt and Jonathan take a look at each of the main story arcs for the seasons and see how they faired with predictions from their last 30 Rock podcast.
They then move on to the finale to and discuss how the show wrapped up and how it rates compared to some of the famous television finales.
After giving a Screen Verdict rating for the season Matt and Jonathan share their 10 top favourites episodes of 30 Rock and make a combined top 5 list.
February 19, 2013 03:28 AM PST
(Some spoilers in podcast) In a huge event for the podcast, Screen Verdict is joined by Tom O'Neil from http://www.goldderby.com to give our opinions on the Oscar nominees and predict the winners for the acting, director and picture races.
We give our thoughts on the wide range of films at the awards this year including singing aussies, western bounty hunters and a tiger on a boat. We then give ratings for the films we haven't yet podcasted on and make our predictions on the winners.
February 12, 2013 10:18 PM PST
This week on the podcast Screen Verdict reviews Zero Dark Thirty and the hunt for Bin Laden. First we establish our thoughts on Kathryn Bigelow and Bin Laden. Do we like her films? Do we want Bin Laden to get caught?
Taking a look at the controversy surrounding the film Matt and Jonathan shares their opinion on torture in the film. We also discuss some of the stars including the world's greatest detective Jessica Chastain and Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict rating based on a new scaling system. In Housekeeping we also reveal the poll results on a Screen Verdict dance team.
February 05, 2013 02:36 AM PST
On the podcast this week Screen Verdict lets their neuroses out as they review Silver Linings Playbook. Matt opens the podcast by suggesting to a skeptical Jonathan that we find a 'silver lining' for each criticism of the film.
Getting into the film we take a look at some of the Oscar nominated actors including Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro and Jackie Weaver. We also review the plans involving dancing and gambling and how we would go about these.
Lastly we give a Screen Verdict rating for the film and in Housekeeping we address the public scandal involving a former podcast guest and also break some big news on their behalf.
February 01, 2013 01:14 AM PST
This week Screen Verdict reviews Life of Pi in both 2D and 3D in order to have all our dimensions covered. Firstly we establish the difference between pi and pie and why meat pies seem to be under-utilised by countries outside Australia. Moving on to the director Ang Lee, Matt shares his thoughts on his films and Jonathan has to apologise for having skipped all of them.
Getting into the film the boys discuss the interesting mix of animals with Pi on the boat and who they would like to be stranded with. When it comes to survival strategy Matt tends to agree with Pi that he's an idiot and Jonathan reveals he may starve to death based on fussy eating habits.
We then provide a Screen Verdict rating for the film and address some of our international listeners in Housekeeping. Lastly we add a SHORT SPOILER SEGMENT discussing the much talked about ending of the film.
January 26, 2013 09:37 PM PST
This week Screen Verdict splatters blood across the airwaves as we review the new Tarantino film Django Unchained. Firstly we explain why the podcast was moved from Podcast HQ then we share our history with Tarantino. Matt explains why he still hasn't opened his copy of Pulp Fiction which leads to him revealing his greater fear of books than sex toys.
Getting into the film we discuss how excited we are with the set up of the film and the characters including Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. Along the way spot the potential for a crossover between Django Unchained and Wreck it Ralph as well as try to navigate our way around the N-word.
Lastly we provide our Screen Verdict rating for the film and in Housekeeping find a solution for any excuse to not listen to the podcast.
January 20, 2013 02:26 AM PST
(Minor spoilers in podcast) This week Screen Verdict reviews the tale of cops and mobsters in the generically titled Gangster Squad.
Matt and Jonathan discuss how everyone wears a badge (though not in the way Hitler intended), Matt shares an issue with the squad's plan and they pick their MVP of the film (Hint: who was in Drive?).
Then in a return for the segment What Has (Gangster Squad) Taught Us, Matt and Jonathan reveal what they learned from the film about the streets of L.A. and Christmas trees.
Lastly in Housekeeping Matt shares how his wisdom tooth surgery went and Jonathan reveals how this matches up with our listeners' hopes based on our Facebook poll.
January 15, 2013 12:51 AM PST
In a bonus podcast for the week Screen Verdict reviews the eighth season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Matt and Jonathan go through each episode of the season, point out the highs and lows and do their best to make sense of the gangs shenanigans.
Lastly we provide our Screen Verdict rating for the season and in a medical Housekeeping alert Matt discusses his scheduled surgery and its ramifications for the podcast.
For all our competitions and reviews you can Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Wreck It Ralph' - Next Level or Game Over for Disney?
January 11, 2013 11:27 PM PST
This week Screen Verdict returns to a Disney animation (but not Pixar) with a review of Wreck It Ralph. Matt and Jonathan discusses their opinion on the Disney canon and the trend of Disney films as of late. They then discuss the premise of video game characters outside of their game and what our experiences at the video game arcades have been.
Getting into the film Matt and Jonathan review the video game worlds of Fix It Felix Jr, Hero's Duty and Sugar Rush. They discuss douchey neighbours, poop jokes and hopefully platonic relationships between a man and young girl.
Lastly they provide their Screen Verdict rating for the film and in Housekeeping they announce our competition winner that receives a FREE PIXAR FILM ON BLU RAY.
January 05, 2013 03:34 AM PST
(Minor Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict returns to Middle Earth for a review of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. Matt and Jonathan discuss their expectations based on the Lord of the Rings films and the original books. They then share their opinions on the decision to break The Hobbit into three films.
Getting into the story the guys break down the adventures of Bilbo, Gandalf and the gang. Matt suggests you should always take the opportunity for an adventure and wonders how rock giants reproduce. Jonathan takes issue with dwarfs not picking up on a plan as well feeling the need to finish other people's sentences.
Lastly they give their Screen Verdict rating and remind you of our competition to WIN THE PIXAR FILM OF YOUR CHOICE ON DVD OR BLU RAY.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcastScreen Verdict Awards - The Best of Film and TV in 2012
January 02, 2013 01:02 AM PST
In a very special podcast Matt and Jonathan present awards to the best film, television series and performances of the year. First they share honourable mentions for a few things that just missed out on a nomination or its own podcast this year.
Then they move on to announce the nominees for Best TV Actor, Best TV Actress, Best TV show, Best Film Actor, Best Film Actress and Best Film of 2012. On the podcast Matt and Jonathan discuss the nominees and argue over who they think should be awarded the Screen Verdict Award.
Lastly they remind you of a competition to WIN YOUR CHOICE OF PIXAR FILM ON DVD OR BLU RAY.
December 29, 2012 01:29 AM PST
(Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict discusses everyone's favourite serial killer with our review of Dexter Season 7.
Podcast topics include last season's cliffhanger, Deb and Dex, dating a serial killer, dating a stripper and an exciting restaurant venture. We then give our Screen Verdict rating for the season.
In Housekeeping we remind you of our competition to WIN THE PIXAR FILM OF YOUR CHOICE ON DVD OR BLU RAY. We also read out some listener comments on the podcast.
December 21, 2012 01:18 AM PST
(Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict returns to the fan-favourite show Homeland by reviewing the second half of Season 2. Matt and Jonathan discuss all the developments in the final six episodes of the series and offer their take on them.
Topics include murder cover ups, the power of the visitor badge, dangerous sex, why getting shot might ruin your day, Lewis v Danes and why terrorist might not make the best friends.
Lastly we provide our Screen Verdict rating for the season. Then in Housekeeping we remind you of our competition TO WIN ANY PIXAR FILM ON DVD OR BLU RAY. Matt also asks a question about a potential movie faux pas.
December 13, 2012 07:44 PM PST
(Podcast Contains Spoilers) This week Screen Verdict returns to The Walking Dead with a review of the first half of the latest season. Matt and Jonathan discuss all the plot developments of the season and provide their take on the zombie apocalypse.
Topics include tips on how to know if a character is really dead as well as signals for who might die in the future. Matt and Jonathan also debate over the proof for whether someone is a bad guy.
Lastly they provide their Screen Verdict rating for the season. Then in Housekeeping the boys reveal a competition to WIN A PIXAR FILM OF YOUR CHOICE as well as a recap of Matt's Birthday party.
December 07, 2012 02:59 AM PST
A podcast in two parts.
Part One (0-34 minutes) is spoiler free. In this section Matt and Jonathan talk about the creators of the show and some of the characters and themes it familiarises us with. Topics include the blood feud between former Sopranos writers Terence Winter and Matthew Weiner, the Screen Verdict alcohol company and Matt starting a bootlegging operation with his family. This part concludes with a Screen Verdict rating for the show.
Part Two (34-70 minutes) contains SPOILERS. In the second half of the podcast Matt and Jonathan discuss the plot developments of Season 3 including, sexual fetishes, mass murders and tips on how best to make an apology. It concludes with a rare Screen Verdict event with an amendment to an original rating.
November 30, 2012 06:23 PM PST
On the podcast this week Screen Verdict reviews the 23rd instalment in the Bond series, Skyfall. Matt and Jonathan share their history with Bond, Matt makes some suggestions for the series and Jonathan points out something shared between Sam Mendes and Bond.
They then discuss all the key Bond points including motorbikes on rooftops, Bond girls, creepy villains and why Bond could have used Kevin from Home Alone for the climax of the film.
Lastly they provide a Screen Verdict rating for the film and discuss the sexiest people of the year in Housekeeping.
November 22, 2012 10:17 PM PST
(Spoilers in podcast) In our highly anticipated second Twilight podcast, Screen Verdict reviews Breaking Dawn Part 2. With Part 1 receiving a combined 2/20 our expectations were high.
The podcast discusses the various developments in the film including Bella becoming a vampire, Jacob's imprinting of Renesmee, rounding up the vampire troops and the final showdown of the saga.
This leads to some discussions about why Bella seems to have all the best vampire skills, Charlie being confused by common sense, Jacob's awkward one liners, huge cameos, bloodless decapitations and our summary of the saga.
Then we provide a divisive Screen Verdict rating for the film and in Housekeeping Jonathan shares his experience at the Pan Pacific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships.
November 14, 2012 09:14 PM PST
On the podcast this week Screen Verdict reviews the new Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master, featuring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.
Matt and Jonathan discuss important topics such as mixed drink recipes, Joaquin Phoenix as a prank artist, who is in the 5 greatest working film actors, how to recognise you're in a cult and what to do if you believe you were Hitler in a past life.
The podcast also features the weekly segment What Has (The Master) Taught Us, give a Screen Verdict rating for the film and keep our fans updated in Housekeeping.
For all our reviews and competitions Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Homeland' - Mid-Season 2 Review
November 09, 2012 09:02 PM PST
(Contains Season 2 Spoilers) After all the demand for more Homeland from the listeners, Screen Verdict decided to do a mid-season review of the Emmy winning show.
Some of the topics include hot terrorists, why Matt and Jonathan would be terrible writers for the show, where Saul can hide the most SD cards, the risks of kitchen sex, what happened to Chris's karate lessons and whether girls are attracted to dangerous driving.
Lastly we make some big predictions for the rest of Season 2 and give our Screen Verdict on the developments so far.
November 01, 2012 04:21 AM PDT
In this week's Screen Verdict podcast Matt and Jonathan review the film Argo. After once again arguing about eating cookies on the podcast they discuss the renaissance era of Ben Affleck. They then introduce the premise of the film and the large variety of guest stars, including a surprising amount of actors from Damages. Out of these they each pick their MVP for the film.
Moving on to politics Jonathan shares his reaction to the events in the film and Matt tells how he actually met the former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter.
In our weekly segment What Has (Argo) Taught Us, Matt learns who is unexpectedly good at puzzles and Jonathan is introduced to a certain drinking etiquette.
Lastly they provide their Screen Verdict rating for the film and in Housekeeping both Matt and Jonathan offer apologies for mistakes in previous podcasts. Also in future news, Screen Verdict will be hosting a live web show during the Presidential Election results.
For all our reviews and competitions, you can Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Killing Them Softly' Review
October 25, 2012 06:16 PM PDT
On the podcast this week Screen Verdict reviews the film Killing Them Softly. To start Matt and Jonathan share some unexpected advice they received from a cinema employee on their way into the film. Next Jonathan reveals high hopes for the film from Andrew Dominik, director of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
Moving on to the characters in the film, they discuss how Australians are represented, give out our Name of the Year Award and Matt reveals his beef with Brad Pitt. Next up are some themes in the film including politics, violence and why everyone has a bad attitude.
The hosts also offer some unusual sex advice in this week's What Has (Killing Them Softly) Taught Us and provide their Screen Verdict rating for the film. Lastly in Housekeeping Matt shares the conclusion to his birthday treasure hunt.
October 18, 2012 02:33 AM PDT
This week Screen Verdict heads back to the prohibition era to review the adventures of the Bondurant brothers in the film Lawless. After struggling to decide on what town the film is set in, Matt and Jonathan introduce the premise and the major players involved in the film.
Next they review some of the main acting roles including Tom Hardy, Shia LeBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain and Gary Oldman. Matt and Jonathan are split on their MVP of the film but are equally creeped out by Guy Pearce. Matt also takes issue with a list including Shia LeBeouf on IMDB and offers some fashion advice that Jonathan takes with some skepticism.
The boys also give their thoughts on prohibition, warn listeners of the violence in Lawless and see what relationship advice they can take from the Bondurant boys. In our weekly segment What Has (Lawless) Taught Us, Matt learns something about presents and Jonathan shares a new look on cardigans.
Lastly the boys give their Screen Verdict rating for the film and in Housekeeping Matt updates us on his birthday treasure hunt.
For all our reviews and competitions make sure to Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Louie' - Season 3 Review
October 11, 2012 12:55 AM PDT
This week Screen Verdict reviews the third season of the water cooler show, Louie. Matt and Jonathan sing their way into the podcast and discuss the unique style to Louie, the tone of the show and Louis C.K. as a character.
Matt reveals why he finds Louie's life to be a scary prospect and Jonathan makes some comparisons between Louie and Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm. The boys also touch on some of the season's story arcs, including why Liz makes Matt want to go on an adventure and why Jonathan takes a liking to David Lynch.
Matt and Jonathan provide a Screen Verdict rating for the show before opening a packed Housekeeping segment. They ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF OUR PRIZE DRAW, celebrate 10,000 plays and downloads, correct an error from last week and reveal Matt's favourite birthday presents that he received this week.
For all our reviews and competitions make sure to Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Looper' - A Review of 'Looper' - A Review of 'Looper'
October 03, 2012 11:18 PM PDT
(Minor Spoilers in Podcast)
This week Screen Verdict reviews the new time travelling action film Looper. Matt and Jonathan discuss director Rian Johnson's first two films as well as his work on the show Breaking Bad. They then go over the premise of the film and compare Looper's handling of time travel to other classics such as Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Back to the Future. They also wonder whether they themselves would like to be a looper.
The boys also share some wisdom in the weekly segment What Has (Looper) Taught Us and provide their Screen Verdict ratings for the film. Lastly in Housekeeping Matt shares a message from our Facebook fan page and we make excuses for why our competition draw has been delayed to next week.
For all our reviews and competitions Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Moonrise Kingdom' or The Podcast The Universe Didn't Want Us To Do
September 27, 2012 08:04 PM PDT
Screen Verdict returns to the internet after a brief delay and the podcast begins by addressing the Facebook rumours of Matt's death. Matt assures us he has a clean bill of health and has just been chilling with Morgan Freeman, though does express concern over the lack of community reaction to his passing. The boys also discuss some causes for the delay including Jonathan's inconvenient graduation and Matt's fight for and/or against poverty.
They then discuss their thoughts on Wes Anderson as a writer/director and specifically what to expect from Moonrise Kingdom. They discuss whether the runaway lovers had a good escape plan and struggle to pinpoint acceptable terms for describing a 13 year old girl. (Hint: 'developed' is not okay).
They move on to the celebrity actors and declare a surprise MVP of the adult cast. This podcast also features a surprisingly educational edition of the segment What Has (Moonrise Kingdom) Taught Us. Lastly they provide a Screen Verdict rating for the film, with some unexpected results.
In a bumper Housekeeping segment Matt and Jonathan also reveal the MTV Music Video of the Year award winner, discuss Emmys results and fill you in our Facebook fan page competition.
For all our reviews and competitions make sure to Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Preview
September 13, 2012 04:23 AM PDT
In a huge podcast event Screen Verdict is joined by special guest Tom O'Neil from http://www.goldderby.com/ to discuss the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Matt, Jonathan and Tom start off with their thoughts on host Jimmy Kimmel before moving on to the main awards in the Comedy and Drama categories. They discuss their personal favourites as well as who they are predicting to win on the big day.
The group share some strong opinions on the success of shows like Modern Family and Downton Abbey and make some bold upset predictions and claims for the best show on television.
Lastly the boys reignite the rivalry between Tom O'Neil and Rob Cesternino and play a quick game of the fan favourite 'Screw, Marry, Kill'.
For all our podcasts, reviews and competitions Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Breaking Bad' - Season 5 Part One Review
September 07, 2012 03:13 AM PDT
(Podcast contains spoilers)
In this week's podcast Screen Verdict reviews the first 8 episodes of Breaking Bad's fifth season which is being split into two parts. Matt and Jonathan take a look at the state of play and give their thoughts on how the story progresses from there.
Matt compares particular events to the Looney Tunes, Jonathan wonders when the gang will finally do some business at the Laser Tag and both ask the writers for more Saul Goodman and Badger.
They conclude with their Screen Verdict rating and respond to a listener's email about the Breaking Bad episode 'The Fly'.
For all our reviews, polls and competition Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'The Newsroom' - Season 1 Review
September 02, 2012 01:29 AM PDT
(0-26 minutes are spoiler free, 26-48 minutes contain spoilers)
Screen Verdict returns to TV drama as this week Matt and Jonathan discuss Aaron Sorkin's new show on HBO, The Newsroom. After sharing their thoughts on Sorkin (Hint: Matt's favourite show is The West Wing) they go over the premise and the major players in The Newsroom.
After discussing some of the characters as 'the Jay Leno of news' and 'a lock for next year's Emmys' the boys share their interest in the news stories, politics and personal relationships explored in the show. At the end of the spoiler free segment they provide their Screen Verdict rating for the season.
In the spoiler half of the podcast Matt and Jonathan go into further detail on the plot developments of the season including who they want to end up with whom, their take on the political debate and what their hopes and expectations are for season two.
For all our reviews, polls and competitions Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcastMTV Video Music Awards 2012 Preview
August 30, 2012 12:44 AM PDT
In our second annual look at the VMAs, Screen Verdict compares reigning title holder Katy Perry to contenders Rihanna, Drake, Gotye and M.I.A. After announcing the nominees Matt and Jonathan take a look at potential snubs that aren't really snubs in One Direction and Carly Rae Jepsen.
Moving on to the actual nominees the boys review why Katy Perry should have known better than to eat a lone strawberry, wonder who's shooting arrows at bulls (presumably Katnis), pick sides between Gotye and Kimbra, discover how many cigarettes someone can fit in their mouth and compare M.I.A. to Fred Flinstone.
After combining our scores we decide which is our favourite and cast our vote for best music video of the year. Lastly we receive a call from podcast guest Dutchy who shares how his sister Ruth Roubelle was also snubbed by the awards.
You can follow the podcast at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'The Bourne Legacy' Review - Matt Damon Re-Bourne As Jeremy Renner
August 24, 2012 11:06 PM PDT
This week on the podcast Matt and Jonathan open by trying to confirm exactly how many Bourne films there are. They then discuss Matt Damon being replaced (not as Jason Bourne) by Jeremy Renner and which of the two they prefer.
They then review elements of the plot such as Jeremy Renner's junkie or retiree like need for meds as well as a Bourne staple in chase scenes on poor foreigners rooftops. They also discuss some of the side roles including Ed Norton, Rachel Weisz, Zeljko Ivanek and a surprise appearance from Kenny.
The boys also share what they learned from the film and give it their Screen Verdict rating. Lastly in housekeeping they reveal the winner of the Screen Verdict Debate, reactions to our drama character rank and a prize on offer to our Facebook fans.
For all our reviews and competitions make sure to Like us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'The Campaign' - A Fair and Balanced Review
August 16, 2012 03:43 AM PDT
On the podcast this week Matt and Jonathan pick sides when it comes to the new comedy from Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. The boys go head to head over Matt's decision to eat cookies during the podcast but manage to come together over their take on the premise of the film. Other discussions include which people or animals do you not want to punch in the face during a campaign as well as which weapon is inherently the most funny to shoot someone with.
Matt and Jonathan also share their own campaigning experiences as well as strategies for a Screen Verdict campaign which involves replacing books with blu-rays. This leads into a debate for the right to the lead spot on the Screen Verdict presidential ticket.
Lastly they provide a Screen Verdict rating for The Campaign and keep you updated on what to expect in our upcoming podcasts.
Follow the podcast and vote for the winner of the Screen Verdict Debate at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcastRanking the 20 Best TV Drama Characters Since 2000
August 09, 2012 03:34 AM PDT
Screen Verdict celebrates 50 podcasts by returning to our roots with a rank. After our successful and controversial sitcom character podcast we decided to up the stakes by ranking our favourite drama show characters.
Matt and Jonathan pick their combined favourite 20 characters and discuss them on the podcast. They then argue and battle over their final placements in the top 20.
See which of your favourite characters made the list and where. Let us know who you think was snubbed and whether you agree with our ranking.
Follow the debate at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcastTed-riffic or Disappoin-ted?
July 31, 2012 02:01 AM PDT
On the podcast this week Screen Verdict reviews the Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Matt and Jonathan take a look at how Ted came to be alive, what it's like to be part human, part animal, part object and why we believe Ted to be a generous lover.
Jonathan also shares some Flash Gordon trivia he learned watching the film and Matt takes a page out of Mark Wahlberg's book and tries to break up with a friend via the aquarium on the podcast.
Lastly we provide a Screen Verdict rating for the film and bring up a Screen Verdict first in our Bat-mania housekeeping segment.'The Dark Knight Rises' - The Batman Trilogy Review
July 23, 2012 03:47 AM PDT
This week Screen Verdict are joined by resident Batman expert Bas in order to review The Dark Knight Rises. The boys discuss their history with the superhero and thoughts on writer/director Christopher Nolan. They bring you up to speed with the story and share their thoughts on the first two instalments of the series.
In regards to The Dark Knight Rises, Matt offers some podcast therapy for Bruce Wayne, Bas cheats on his wife with Catwoman in a game of Screw, Marry, Kill and Jonathan reveals his mancrush on Tom Hardy. Further topics include the strange nature of time in Gotham City, how effectively Batman used the tools in his utility belt and one's ability to hear an explosion inside a football helmet.
Lastly they each provide a Screen Verdict rating for the film and Bas plays the podcast out with some Batman-inspired saxophone.
Follow Screen Verdict on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Breaking Bad' - Series Review and Season 5 Preview
July 13, 2012 11:33 PM PDT
(Contains Season 1-4 SPOILERS) This week Screen Verdict takes a look at AMC's Breaking Bad. We discuss our thoughts on previous seasons as well as expectations for the upcoming season 5.
The boys make some strong claims about the show including "best television scene of all time" and "worst episode of anything ever made". Topics include some of the decisions Walt has made, what's next for Jessie, why Saul is Matt's favourite character and why Jonathan has no time for Skyler.
Each season receives a Screen Verdict rating and Matt and Jonathan finish with a rank. Lastly Matt shares his developments on a grand romantic gesture that Jonathan mistakenly put in Matt's head.'The Amazing Spider-Man' - Our Anniversary Review
July 10, 2012 10:06 PM PDT
In a bumper edition of the podcast Jonathan and Matt celebrate their one year podcast-versary by giving each other gifts.
But first they get tangled up in a Spider-Man review where Matt questions how well Spider-Man would do with the ladies, Jonathan has some tips for being a super-hero in high school and they both share some concerns about OSCORP security.
They also announce the winner of the 'Game of Thrones' competition, to see who will be walking away with a brand new book.'Veep' vs 'Girls' - An HBO Comedy Showdown
June 30, 2012 07:04 PM PDT
In a podcast all about girls Screen Verdict discuss HBO's two new comedy shows for the season, Veep and Girls. Matt and Jonathan discuss Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a girl Vice President in the follow up to Armando Iannucci's 'The Thick of It'. They also discuss the interesting cast in the office and decide who they would keep or fire. Moving on to Girls Matt and Jonathan discuss it as the new Sex and the City. They review each of the characters and play a modified version of one of Screen Verdict's favourite games in Screw, Marry, Kill. Then Matt and Jonathan give each show a rating out of 10 and the combined score provides the HBO showdown winner. Lastly they discuss the excitement of Screen Verdict's one year anniversary and Matt shares some humorous girl issues of his own.'Brave' - Back to our Roots and Pixar Back to Form?
June 23, 2012 07:38 PM PDT
Screen Verdict revisits the topic of our first ever podcast in Pixar, by discussing their new film Brave. Jonathan surprises Matt with an unprecedented podcast opening before moving on to discussing Merida as the first female lead of a Pixar film. They then discuss would feel in her role as the princess and Jonathan gets mad at some of Matt's opinions on the witch. They then rank Brave within the Pixar canon and give a Screen Verdict rating for the film. Lastly we remind you of our Game of Thrones competition and review Matt trying his hand at a local stand-up competition.'Prometheus' - Go See This?
June 14, 2012 08:04 PM PDT
This week Screen Verdict reviews Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic Prometheus. Matt and Jonathan establish whether you need to have seen previous Alien films and share their opinions on Ridley Scott as a director. Introducing the film's premise Matt is skeptical about the reasons for the mission whereas Jonathan is too distracted with his man crush on Michael Fassbender. They also discuss some minor questions the film poses such as the meaning of life and the origin of mankind. The podcast concludes with a Screen Verdict rating and discussion of our competition to win a Game of Thrones book.'Game of Thrones' - Season 2 Review
June 07, 2012 08:37 PM PDT
(Contains Season Two Spoilers) In the podcast Matt and Jonathan have been waiting for they are joined by star of Survivor Amazon, Rob Cesternino. They go through all the key players in the game and review how their strategies played out over the season. From dragons to smoke monsters to zombies, they cover it all. Lastly they provide their Screen Verdict rating for the season and reveal a COMPETITION TO WIN A COPY OF THE GAME OF THRONES BOOK. So listen to the podcast that's more fun than an imp in King's Landing.'The Lorax' or The Podcast Jonathan Didn't Want To Do
June 02, 2012 10:11 PM PDT
In a quick Screen Verdict podcast Jonathan reluctantly gives in to Matt's insistence on reviewing The Lorax. Jonathan explains his reluctance to watch The Lorax and Matt shares his opinion on the film because he actually watched it. Return guest Dutchy also shares his opinions on Dr Seuss and drops some left field political bombs. Podcast listeners are also lucky enough to hear Matt providing his Lorax voice should he have been cast in the role.'30 Rock' - Season 6 Review
May 29, 2012 05:06 AM PDT
In this week's Screen Verdict podcast we review season six of NBC's comedy show 30 Rock. In it we start off with Alec Baldwin's Words With Friends addiction getting him kicked off a plane. Then we move onto whether Liz has finally found a decent boyfriend, Jack's foray into couches, Tracy's shenanigans, how Jenna deals with celebrity and Kenneth's climb up the NBC ladder. We also mention our favourite guest stars including Kelsey Grammar and podcast hero Chris Parnell. Lastly we provide our Screen Verdict rating on the season as well as special guest Dutchy dropping by to give his review based on the show's Wikipedia page.'The Dictator' Review - Listen or Die
May 21, 2012 08:30 PM PDT
In a tyrannous review of The Dictator, Screen Verdict discuss the latest shenanigans from Sacha Baron Cohen, or as we coin him, SBC (feel free to use this). Jonathan also shares his thoughts on his previous films and Matt struggles to pronounce them. The podcast takes a look at the premise of the film and reviews some of its strengths and weaknesses. Jonathan has to apologise for Matt as he systematically offends everyone and Chris Parnell makes his triumphant return to the podcast.'Parks and Recreation' Series Review
May 13, 2012 10:29 PM PDT
(Minor Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict discusses the show Parks and Recreation and reviews the latest season. Matt and Jonathan take a look at each of the characters and main story developments. Also Matt shares his plans for us to become the coolest guys in town and we play Screw, Marry, Kill with Rob Lowe, Adam Scott and Will Arnett. The podcast concludes with a Screen Verdict rating and a listener's request for a future podcast.'The Five Year Engagement' - A Much Shorter Review
May 06, 2012 11:56 PM PDT
In the latest Screen Verdict episode Matt and Jonathan review the new Jason Segel and Emily Blunt film, The Five Year Engagement. In the podcast topics include: eating old donuts, appropriate engagement lengths and what we learned from the film. Jonathan also shares a story involving meeting Emily Blunt in real life. Lastly they provide a Screen Verdict rating and reveal the winner of their Walking Dead comics competition.'The Avengers' - A Superheroes and Aliens Review
April 28, 2012 11:35 PM PDT
This week Screen Verdict reviews the highly anticipated superhero film The Avengers. Matt and Jonathan discuss their expectations based on the previous films as well as their thoughts on writer/director Joss Whedon.
They then break down the main characters in the film and discuss who were there favourites and whose superpowers they would most like to have. In the second edition of What (Blank) Taught Us, Matt and Jonathan share what they learned watching the film including how to solve political crises.
Lastly they give their Screen Verdict rating of the film and discuss competition prizes as well as giving a shout out to the latest prize winner.'A Dangerous Method' - Podcast Therapy Session
April 25, 2012 04:56 AM PDT
In a psychoanalytic Screen Verdict, Matt and Jonathan review the new David Cronenberg film 'A Dangerous Method'. They discuss their thoughts on the famous characters of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and Sabrina Spielrein and how they were portrayed by Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley.
Matt and Jonathan also try an experiment with word association. They each read out 10 words and the other has to say the first word that comes to mind. They then attempt to diagnose each other with some surprising results.
They also introduce a new segment called 'What (blank) taught us' and share what we learnt from watching the film. Lastly they offer a Screen Verdict rating and provide a reminder for our Walking Dead comic books competition prize on Facebook.'21 Jump Street' - Back to School Review
April 16, 2012 12:53 AM PDT
Screen Verdict goes back in time this week with a review of the '21 Jump Street' reboot. Matt and Jonathan discuss Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's adventures back at high school, as well as what they were like in high school and how cool they think they'd be now.
Topics also include Jonathan comparing Christian girls to strippers and Matt naming his MVP of the film. They conclude with a Screen Verdict rating for the film as well as a reminder of our competition to win a set of The Walking Dead comics.'Archer' Series Review
April 08, 2012 08:20 PM PDT
In this week's Screen Verdict podcast Matt and Jonathan review the FX animated series Archer. Despite Matt being a little preoccupied by some hot cross buns they manage to discuss the premise, the characters and the style of the show. Topics also include how Matt and Jonathan think they'd fare as secret agents and a screw, marry, kill game with three of the show's characters.
The podcast concludes with a Screen Verdict rating on the show as well some info on our Walking Dead competition and the Community controversy involving Chevy Chase.'The Hunger Games' - May Our Film Review Be In Your Favour?
March 29, 2012 07:03 PM PDT
This week Screen Verdict welcomes back Jess Jones as our expert guest on our Hunger Games podcast. For a Screen Verdict first the podcast is recorded on location in the library, the home of copies of the The Hunger Games and Jess's employment.
Topics discussed on the podcast include the premise of the film, what on earth the lead character's name is and other characters including Stanley Tucci's hair. We talk about what we thought of the games and how we think we'd fare as contestants. We also decide whether we like the Hunger Games as a reality show and Matt lists his endless problems with it.
Lastly we provide our Screen Verdict ratings for the film and provide a reminder of your chance to win a collection of The Walking Dead comics.Talking 'The Walking Dead'
March 23, 2012 08:08 PM PDT
Once again a podcast in two parts:
0-26 minutes are spoiler free. In this section we discuss the premise of the show The Walking Dead as well as some of the main characters. Matt and I assess how useful each of us would be in a zombie apocalypse and what our plans for survival would be. Matt also decides to keep me away from his future wife. As well as providing our verdict on the show we offer a competition to WIN A COLLECTION OF THE WALKING DEAD COMICS.
26-55 minutes contain SPOILERS as we talk about the various plot developments throughout the show. We review both seasons one and two and also discuss some of our hopes and expectations for season three.Ranking the Best 20 Sitcom Characters of the Past 20 Years
March 15, 2012 07:08 PM PDT
This week Matt and Jonathan return to their ranking roots with a discussion of the greatest sitcom characters of the past twenty years. See which characters from your favourite shows made the list. Some of the debates on the podcast include, who was the better Office boss: David Brent or Michael Scott? Who did a better job of playing Larry David: Larry David or George Costanza? Which MILF should make it highest up the list? In the end we settle on a rank and declare someone to be the best sitcom character of the past twenty years. Let us know your opinions on the positions and who else you think could have been included.The Chronicle of 'Chronicle': A Film Review
March 08, 2012 07:24 PM PST
This week Jonathan and Matt delve into the hand-held super power hit 'Chronicle'. They discuss what they would do if they had the super powers leading to a intense debate on the merits of flying. Also adressed is whether it's too scary to take young kids to. Then they give their verdict for the film.
In the Housekeeping segment, Matt and Jonathan give their feedback on the Oscars (including the results of their Oscar Moneyball competition) and they might try to break up a relationship.'Homeland' - Season 1 Review
February 25, 2012 06:41 PM PST
A podcast in two parts:
Part One (0-26 minutes) is spoiler free. In this part Matt and Jonathan discuss the premise of the show and what they think of the lead characters, Carrie and Brody. They also talk about sexy sex, what length hair Matt prefers on girls and whether Jonathan enjoyed the jazz music in the show. Lastly they finish with their Screen Verdict rating for the season out of 10.
Part Two (26-50 minutes) contains SPOILERS. Topics in this part include the key plot developments of the season and the potential for season two. Matt and Jonathan also provide some sex advice and find themselves in hot water while discussing the minefields of terrorism and underage girls. The podcast concludes with a shout out to our international listeners and Matt shares some interesting feedback on his Descendants spoof video.
For all our reviews as well as podcast competitions make sure to Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'It's Always Sunny' - Season 7 Review
February 19, 2012 10:01 PM PST
For the first time Screen Verdict returns to one of their favourite shows as Matt and Jonathan compare their thoughts and opinions on 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Season 7 to their hopes and expectations in their preview podcast.
They take a look at the adventures of Fat Mac, Frank's obsession with hookers, Charlie's foray into boiled denim, Dennis' narcissism and Dee scamming the government. Matt and Jonathan also pick their favourite and least favourite episodes of the season and provide their Screen Verdict rating.
Lastly in everyone's favourite segment, Housekeeping, Screen Verdict reignite their rivalry with the Dad's Army podcast and Matt discusses whether certain actions of his this week are socially unacceptable.The Oscars - Favourites, Flops and Frontrunners
February 09, 2012 07:35 PM PST
In this week's Screen Verdict episode Matt and Jonathan are joined by special guest Tom O'Neil from goldderby.com who literally wrote the book on the Oscars.
They discuss the Academy Award nominees for Lead Actor and Actress as well as Best Picture and Best Director. For each they share their thoughts on who was snubbed, who is their favourite and who is most likely to win on the day.
Tom shares his criteria for a good sappy movie, Jonathan attempts to explain the inexplicable in The Tree of Life and Matt argues why George Clooney does more than play George Clooney.
They also take sides on industry disputes including potential hosts Eddie Murphy and Billy Crystal along with the feud between Daniel Radcliffe and Martin Scorcese.
To share your thoughts and opinions make sure to like our Facebook page, where you can find all the Screen Verdict news and podcasts. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Screen-Verdict/298545723489844'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo': Sweden vs. America
February 03, 2012 09:08 AM PST
Jonathan and Matt look at 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' films and decide if the Swedish or American version is better; settling one of the fiercest international rivalries in history. Find out why Matt dosn't like the sound of the girl in this movie and how relevant is her tattoo. Also examined is which version has the most disturbing violence?
Also discussed is the cinema faux pas Matt committed this week and why Jonathan shouldn’t get complacent when handling Pizza.'Hugo' - You Go or No Go?
January 26, 2012 08:39 PM PST
In this week's Screen Verdict film review Matt and Jonathan discuss the new Martin Scorcese film, Hugo. They look at the story of a boy who works in a clock tower, trying to repair a mysterious mechanical robot, which features the actors Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen.
The podcast includes a surprise phone call, the 3D debate, why no one in France seems to speak French and a comparison of Hugo to previous Scorcese films. It concludes with a Screen Verdict rating and an update on our Moneyball actor game for the Oscars.'The Muppets' - A Review 12 Years in the Making
January 20, 2012 04:32 AM PST
This week Matt and Jonathan review the new Muppets movie after a 12 year hiatus. Long time Muppets fan Matt is keen to see the old gang again whereas this is Jonathan's introduction to the series.
Topics include picking favourite and least favourite characters from the Muppet cast as well as rating the new characters in the film, Gary and Walter. Also discussed is Matt's potential crush on actress Amy Adams and why Jonathan felt embarrassed for Chris Cooper.
In an unprecedented Screen Verdict event Jonathan reveals why this week he's angry with Matt before they compare the new Muppets movie to previous films and provide a Screen Verdict rating.‘Community’ on Break: Should Classes Resume?
January 13, 2012 10:06 AM PST
Jonathan and Matt look at the TV show 'Community'. They run through all the characters in the show, including fan favorites Troy and Abed. They decide if Britta is funny or hot enough to be in the show and become divided over what Annie brings to the show. Then they have a look at the latest season that has been shelved by NBC due to poor ratings. They give the season a verdict and discuss whether the show is worth bringing back.
There's also some exciting news for Android users and Matt gives some resolution to his txt messaging drama from the last episode.Does 'Tintin' Win or is the Plot too Thin?
January 05, 2012 09:27 PM PST
The boys throw themselves into 'The Adventures of Tintin'. They look at Tintin's shortcomings as an investigative journalist and hero. They also talk about drunk sea captains and evil Speilberg look-alikes. They also provide a comprehensive discussion on one of the movie highlights; the bullet proof glass case.
Matt also relives a traumatizing choc-top adventure he had at the movies and gets Jonathan to help him out with a personal relationship crisis. They review some fan feedback and offer listers a chance to write a theme song for the podcast. They also welcome in the new year in style. It's a podcast so good you'll hope it Nev-R Breaks.The Highly Anticipated 'The Return of Jafar' Podcast
December 29, 2011 07:18 PM PST
This week Screen Verdict pulls out the old VHS player and heads back to 1994 with a review of the Aladdin sequel, The Return of Jafar.
Over the course of several podcasts it occurred to Matt and Jonathan that many modern films and television shows appeared to be borrowing plot lines and story telling techniques from the straight to video Disney classic. After many listener requests to do a Return of Jafar podcast, it's finally here.
Topics discussed include the new focus on the character of Iago, the absence of Robin Williams as the genie and rating Aladdin, Jasmine and Jafar as a hero, princess and villain.
Lastly they provide a Screen Verdict rating and also give a shout out to our international listeners based on some interesting Podomatic stats.'Dexter' Season 6 Review
December 22, 2011 07:06 PM PST
A podcast in two parts. Part one (0-26 minutes) is spoiler free. Part two (26 minutes onwards) contains spoilers from season 6 as well as previous seasons of Dexter.
Part one sees Matt and Jonathan discuss the premise and morality of Dexter, Matt's latest choice of fashion accessory, whether Dexter strays into sitcom territory and a rating of the season.
Part two features a comprehensive look at the developments of the season including a review of the twists in the show and providing a ranking of all six seasons.
The podcast concludes with a teaser for next week's episode as well as a debate over festive greetings.'The Ides of March' - Beware or Go There?
December 13, 2011 08:12 PM PST
(Minor spoilers in podcast)
This week Matt and Jonathan review the new film The Ides of March, a title that Matt explains using his high school theatre background. Topics include the ensemble cast featuring podcast favourite Ryan Gosling and debating the desirability of George Clooney as president. They provide their screen verdict on the film for both the politically and non-politcally inclined.
Also featured is the resolution of the feud between Betty White and George Clooney and the Screen Verdict audience shares some feedback on the podcast that divides Matt and Jonathan.'Twilight' Review - Breaking Down 'Breaking Dawn'
December 07, 2011 07:05 PM PST
(SPOILERS IN PODCAST) This week Jonathan and Matt review the latest instalment in the phenomenon known as Twilight. Without reading any of the books or having seen any of the films, they provide an outsider's perspective on the box office hit film.
Topics raised include why Bella may be a fan of Dexter, what kind of sex education vampires and werewolves seem to be receiving and why Jonathan suspects Matt may be pregnant with a demon baby.
To conclude they pick a side with either Team Edward or Team Jacob and provide their Screen Verdict on the film.'Bored to Death' Series Review
December 01, 2011 12:04 AM PST
Back in the field of television Jonathan and Matt review the latest season of HBO's 'Bored to Death'. They run through what the gang of Jason Schwartzmann, Zach Galafianakis and Ted Danson have been up to and whether it lives up to the standard of the first two seasons.
They also receive a surprise guest caller during the podcast before starting two Hollywood rivalries between Betty White and George Clooney as well as Isla Fisher and Amy Adams.
Finally they wrap up People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive debacle and provide some umpiring on the rules of our Moneyball Oscar game.'Moneyball': Home Run or Strike Out?
November 23, 2011 08:08 AM PST
Matt and Jonathan discuss what they think about Baseball, Brad Pitt and Aaron Sorkin. As well as why Jonathan almost saw the wrong movie for the podcast. Then they deliver their verdict on Moneyball before playing a game where they try to 'moneyball' their Oscar picks for the year.
They also celebrate 1000 downloads for the podcasts and with help from the listeners delve into the contentious issue of who is the world's sexiest man alive.
It's a podcast that's better than taking a girl to second base!'Drive': Does it Hit Top Gear?
November 15, 2011 06:27 PM PST
Jonathan and Matt review their second Ryan Gosling film, Drive. They discuss their opinions on 80s music, graphic violence and scorpion jackets. Also, find out which of them might be preparing a treasured spot on their mantle piece for the DVD.
Lastly they give a shout out to the fan of the week and decide who is the Margret or David of the podcast.'Midnight in Paris': Better than the 1920s?
November 05, 2011 03:44 AM PDT
A podcast so golden youd's swear it was recorded in Paris in the 1920s.
This week Jonathan and Matt discuss what they think of film icon Woody Allen and comedy star Owen Wilson. What they thought of the time travel in 'Midnight in Paris' and what famous time traveller's they were disappointed not to see. Also think through what their 'golden age' is.
Plus they give a shout out to some fans on their new facebook fanpage.'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 8 Review
October 25, 2011 08:37 PM PDT
This week Jonathan and Matt share their reactions to Larry's adventures in New York City. They talk the big name guest stars, Ricky Gervais and Michael J. Fox. Also which character did Matt miss this season (hint Ted Danson).
Concludes with a rank of all 8 seasons which divides Jonathan and Matt like never before.Crazy Stupid Podcast
October 18, 2011 09:37 PM PDT
Jonathan and Matt review the film 'Crazy Stupid Love'.
They look at whether it's a good title for the movie, what the fashion tips they learnt from the film and they introduce an exciting new photo contest for listeners.The New Faces of 'The Office', 'CSI' and 'Two and a Half Men'
October 02, 2011 07:44 AM PDT
Three of America's most popular shows got facelifts this season: Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men for some reason; TV icon Ted Danson (Becker) has taken the rubber gloves from Laurence Fishburne on CSI; and James Spader (Boston Legal) steps into the Office that Steve Carell left last year.
So listen to find out...
Also, hear Jonathan and Matt's Emmy reactions. It's a TV bonanza!Emmy Awards: 'Mad Men,' 'Boardwalks' and Cancer
September 15, 2011 09:24 PM PDT
Jonathan and Matt look at this years Emmy Awards deciding who they like best in the top categories.
They also look at...
August 31, 2011 08:21 PM PDT
We review the film Horrible Bosses and we decide who was the most horrible boss, whether we would ever plan to murder our boss and who the film's MVP was.
We also briefly look at the MTV Video Music Award winners to see if our favourites won (at the end of the podcast). Jonathan is also surprised to hear who Matt thinks the father of Beyonce's baby is.'Cowboys and Aliens': Pick a Side
August 24, 2011 08:18 PM PDT
Howdy Partners, this week Matt and Jonathan review the genre crossing blockbuster 'Cowboys and Aliens'. Hear our thoughts on which team we would be on, whether 'Cowboys VS. Aliens' would have been a better title and why all aliens look the same. Also decide what's worse, our South African or Western accents.'Game of Thrones' - Season 1: Win or Die?
August 17, 2011 08:18 PM PDT
A podcast with 2 parts.
Part 1: First 29 minutes
Part 2: After 29th minute
August 08, 2011 01:20 AM PDT
In anticipation for season 7 of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," Jonathan and Matt discuss their expectations and decide on the most despicable thing the gang has ever done, what the best episode of the series is and who the best character of the series is.MTV Video Music Awards Podcast (Uninterrupted by Kanye West)
July 26, 2011 11:20 PM PDT
Jonathan and Matt look at the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards' top category. Nominees include Adele, Beastie Boys, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Tyler, The Creator. They dissect each video and collectively rate each out of 10, before casting Screen Verdict's vote for their favourite.
Also discussed: Who does Matt think was snubbed? What's going on in Adele's house? Who do we side with in the beef between Tyler, The Creator and Bruno Mars? What trend is emerging in Katy Perry music videos?'Harry Potter': Wand-erful or Disast-scar?
July 21, 2011 06:07 AM PDT
HP SPOILERS IN PODCAST. With the Harry Potter film series finally coming to an end it's the perfect time for Jonathan and Matt to weigh in on the global phenomenon. Not having read any of the books or seen any of the previous films, Jonathan's first impressions and questions are explored.
Other questions that are delved into:
They are joined by special guest and Harry Potter fan, Jess.'Wilfred' Smackdown: Australia vs. America
July 14, 2011 09:37 PM PDT
Jonathan and Matt compare the 2 versions of Wilfred TV series and make a final decision over which is supreme. We also find out what problems Matt has with the premise of the show and what feature of Elijah Wood Jonathan finds most appealing.Pixar Rankings: Where Does 'Cars 2' Place?
July 03, 2011 11:59 PM PDT
In the first 'Screen Verdict', Jonathan and Matt definitively rank the entire Pixar line-up. Where will the new 'Cars 2' place?
Films looked at (in order): Toy Story, A Bug's Life (not to be confused with Antz), Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3 and Cars 2.
What will reign supreme as Pixar's best?
Movies, TV or just pop culture; Jonathan and Matt have opinions and they aren't afraid to give them.
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