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'Beauty and the Beast' Review - Does Live Action Really Bring the Tale to Life?
April 25, 2017 06:07 PM PDT
On the podcast this week Screen Verdict is excited to review the live action remake of Disney's classic Beauty and the Beast.
Before we get started Matt and Jonathan share their first cinema experiences, rank our top animated Disney films, and share our expectations.
Getting into the film we break down the 'controversy' surrounding LeFou and unsuccessfully try to work out exactly is the Beast. Matt also explains why he prefers a Plain Jane princess and Jonathan struggles to comprehend Emma Watson being described as a Plan Jane.
Lastly we provide our Screen Verdict rating for the film and play us out with a clip from the Beauty and the Beast audio book!The Oscars 2017 - Winners, Losers and Envelopes
March 06, 2017 07:32 PM PST
This week on the podcast Screen Verdict welcomes our good friend Tom O'Neil from goldderby.com to break down the upsets and drama at this year's Academy Awards.
Seeing as no one picked the Best Picture winner we debate who almost came closest to picking the winner. Jonathan also defends going 0/2 with his two podcast prediction 'locks'.
Also, in podcast drama for the week Matt walks us through getting kicked out of a screening of Manchester by the Sea. We also reveal the fate of Matt's garlic bread which was left in the oven during the podcast.
Lastly we tease our upcoming Screen Verdict Awards - the SVs!
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'La La Land' Review - Our Magical Musical Musings
February 17, 2017 09:50 PM PST
It's Oscar season and this week Screen Verdict enlists the help of Jonathan's fiancee Bonnie in order to review the Best Picture front runner - La La Land.
With Jonathan's fandom for Ryan Gosling we get sidetracked naming our top 3 actors before we discuss the best approach for Matt scoring a date with Emma Stone.
On the podcast Screen Verdict comes up with a game we want you to play at home involving starting a La La Land flash dance on the highway.
Along the way we compare Ryan Gosling's character to Miles Teller's character in Whiplash, Bonnie relates to Emma Stone's actress life in LA, and choose our favourite LA locations from the film.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict ratings and in Housekeeping we discuss the Screen Verdict awards, share how Jonathan accidentally left a guest off the engagement party guest list and try to find Matt a wedding date.'Westworld' Season 1 Review
January 23, 2017 09:00 PM PST
This week Screen Verdict reviews the sci-fi western from HBO, Westworld.
Along the way we discuss our favourite characters and plot twists as well as the types of characters we would be in the park, and answer the question of whether what happens in Westworld stays in Westworld.
Lastly we give our Screen Verdict rating and share our New Year's Resolution in Housekeeping.
For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast'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!
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.
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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