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'Arrival' Review - Should I Stay (Home) or Should I Go (See It)?
January 05, 2017 06:44 PM PST
Screen Verdict is back better and fatter than ever after the holidays!
This week on the podcast we review the sci-fi film Arrival from Dennis Villeneuve featuring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.
Along the way we discuss the shelf life for alien spaceship selfies, how Amy Adams 'Columbo's' a rival linguist, and we answer the old age question of "would you rather know how you die or when you die?".
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict ratings and in Housekeeping we resolve an unresolved mystery from our Stranger Things podcast
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Stranger Things' - Season 1 Review
October 29, 2016 03:43 PM PDT
On this week's podcast we review the first season of Netflix's Stranger Things.
Along the way we share our thoughts on the Nancy, Steve and Jonathan love triangle, Eleven's love for eggos, what happened to Barb, and try to organise a Screen Verdict game of Dungeons and Dragons.
We also feature a Screen Verdict first as Matt takes the podcast on the move as he finishes our review on the Sydney train system.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict review and drop arguably the biggest news we ever revealed in Housekeeping!
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast2016 Emmy Awards Recap
October 09, 2016 12:56 PM PDT
This year Screen Verdict decided to mix it up by doing an Emmys review instead of a preview.
We break down the winners and losers in all the major categories and see how they compared to Screen Verdict's hopes and expectations.
Jonathan also compares Candice Bergen to Mark Taylor, Matt creates the new rating system of sizzle or fizzle, and we pinpoint the moment you know your childhood is over. Lastly Matt provides proof of his friendship with Tony Hale or at the very least does a very good Tony Hale impressions.
For all our review and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Suicide Squad' Review - Supervillains Make for Super Entertainment or Super Let Down?
September 13, 2016 09:28 PM PDT
This week Screen Verdict sets the record straight on the divisive supervillain film Suicide Squad.
We review all the major characters including Deadshot, Harley Quinn and the Joker. We also discuss why Jared Leto's method acting might start to get annoying, spot which characters are clearly going to die early, and try to decide who we would rather date between Harley Quinn, the Enchantress or the Red Woman from Game of Thrones.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict rating and let you know what podcasts to look forward to in Housekeeping.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcastMTV Video Music Awards Preview 2016
August 28, 2016 06:58 PM PDT
Each year Screen Verdict gets excited to discuss the MTV Video Music Awards as it always ends up being one up one of our favourite podcasts of all time OF ALL TIME!
Matt and Jonathan review each video nominated for Best Music Video of the Year and give it a score out of 5 for a combined score out of 10. The highest scoring video gets the Screen Verdict vote (which could be the winning vote at the VMAs).
This is also an interactive podcast as you can pause the podcast and watch each music video (which we can do in an instant through the use of podcast magic) and then come back to the podcast to hear our reviews.
For all our competitions and reviews you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'Game of Thrones' - Season 6 Review Part Two
August 26, 2016 07:48 PM PDT
This week's review was too epic for just the one podcast so here's part two of our discussion on Season 6 of Game of Thrones.
Along the way we learn that no matter what happens it was all apart of Jaqen H'ghar's plan, we find out if you blink you might find 100 of your ships have gone missing, and we see how the Greyjoys react to Daenerys's ban on raping and pillaging.
We also give our MVP of the season along with our Screen Verdict rating. Lastly in Housekeeping we learn why Matt is terrible at self-promotion.
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August 21, 2016 01:21 PM PDT
This week on the podcast Screen Verdict breaks down all of the action from Season 6 of Game of Thrones.
Due to the epic nature of the season, this week's review will be split into two parts. In Part One we cover all the biggest moments from the North, beyond the Wall, and in King's Landing.
Along the way we discuss the fate of Jon Snow, debate whether we would date The Red Woman, argue whether Joffrey Baratheon or Ramsey Bolton is the most hated character on Game of Thrones, and why you can't trust little children in King's Landing.
Stay tuned for Part Two and for all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcastScreen Verdict's 5 Year Anniversary Podcast - 'Finding Dory' Review and Pixar Rank
August 12, 2016 09:58 PM PDT
This week Screen Verdict celebrates 5 years on the internet as we go back to where it all began - ranking Pixar films.
Matt and Jonathan relive how the podcast came to be as well as sharing stories from our childhood friendship.
We then review Finding Dory and place it in our ranking of every Pixar film.
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July 25, 2016 12:59 AM PDT
Due to popular demand (combined with the fact that Jonathan did not want to miss a minute of this week's episode of The Bachelorette) Screen Verdict brings you another speed review.
With the overly ambitious target of 1 minute per episode Matt and Jonathan give you their thoughts on the latest adventures from Kimmy, Titus, Jacqueline and Lillian.
After following the time limit with the authority of a substitute school teacher we give our Screen Verdict rating and set up a Pokemon Go Challenge in Housekeeping.
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July 16, 2016 08:10 PM PDT
Do you need a distraction from the election coverage? Then join us as we cover the election results from this season of HBO's Veep.
Matt shares some interview stories with the cast and crew of Veep and we discuss our expectations for the season after the behind-the-scenes news.
Along the way we discuss the hypocrisy, selfishness and cynicism of the show's characters as well as the unrelenting optimism of Richard. Matt and Jonathan also take turns at guessing what Timothy Simons called "the most Jonah thing he's ever said."
Lastly we share our Screen Verdict rating and discuss some Screen Verdict travel news in Housekeeping.
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