Sinopse

Are You Movie Mad? Is the podcast that asks the most difficult question one man has ever faced. Cinephile Andrew Jones is perpetually flabbergasted that Johnny Ellis uses the online moniker 'Movie_Mad' yet at any given moment seems not to understand any movie references. Join Andrew as he journeys through a collection of films to educate Johnny and ask if Johnny is Mad about the movie he watched or remains Movie Mad.

Episódios

  • 195 - The King Of Staten Island

    195 - The King Of Staten Island

    23/06/2020 Duração: 55min

    Well, it’s been a long time coming, the latest Judd Apatow film dropped online a few weeks back, and Andrew was psyched. Johnny tags along like it’s a regular day at the cinema, and comes away contemplating Pete Davidson’s comedy, and the potency of Bill Burr as an actor.

  • 194 - Artemis Fowl

    194 - Artemis Fowl

    16/06/2020 Duração: 51min

    It’s hard to find something new in this weird dead world, but Disney+ bring a film intended for August 2019 straight to streaming a year later, and Andrew and Johnny see it as reason enough to give it a go. Stay for Johnny’s Irish roots which makes Andrew’s Irish accent even MORE offensive, in these trying times.

  • 193 - Worlds Greatest Dad

    193 - World's Greatest Dad

    09/06/2020 Duração: 44min

    A light spry comedy with Robin Williams is just the tonic this world needs, so Andrew throws Johnny into the proverbial deep end with a Bobcat Goldthwait picture, and discusses the times he attempted to bring a second Williams/Goldthwait project to the forefront, because nostalgia and distraction are all we have left in this rotting world of ours.

  • 192 - Funny People

    192 - Funny People

    02/06/2020 Duração: 01h02min

    On the eve of The King Of Staten Island it’s time to check into Apatown for one more swing for the fences, and a 145 minute Adam Sandler cancer drama. Can Johnny make it through the extended runtime? Can Andrew make it through the extended lockdown? Are rhetorical questions good for adding mystery?

  • 191 - Top Secret!

    191 - Top Secret!

    26/05/2020 Duração: 52min

    How silly can you get? Well, for Andrew and Johnny this is about the lockdown limit of silly. Coming off discovering 2 different planned films were no longer available to watch, plan C has gone into action, and comedy, and spy thriller, and musical, and all genres to fit in Val Kilmer’s crooning teen-hearthrob-hero Cold War spoof movie.

  • BONUS - Cats Commentary

    BONUS - Cats Commentary

    22/05/2020 Duração: 02h09min

    It’s digital release day for Cats in the UK and Johnny is all fur-ious that he’s not watching it with Andrew, and Andrew wishes he could paws life for the 2 hours it takes to sit through Tom Hooper’s Cats. Come join the experience through heaven or hell or heavyside layer, no matter your thoughts on the musical, you can all understand what listening to a tortured soul sounds like.

  • 190 - Under Siege 2- Dark Territory

    190 - Under Siege 2- Dark Territory

    19/05/2020 Duração: 49min

    Andrew brings back Casey Ryback as Johnny tries to remember what it was like to be Under Siege the first time. Andrew also dishes out information on how to be Under Siege in Dark Territory, and how the film uses various semiotic, metaphoric and visual ways to create a siege that is in dark territory, and that is under said siege. It’s very clever.

  • 189 - Brimstone

    189 - Brimstone

    12/05/2020 Duração: 55min

    Johnny loves this 150 minute frontier horror, and insists Andrew saddle up for a ride into hell and back, promising that Retribution Is Coming. Andrew, meanwhile, breaks down and contemplates what a serial killer horse could get away with back in olden times. Yep. That’s how the lockdown’s going, folks.

  • BONUS - 101 Dalmations 1996 Commentary

    BONUS - 101 Dalmations 1996 Commentary

    04/05/2020 Duração: 02h15min

    Andrew’s 30th birthday celebrations are isolated to watching films with friends, and Johnny’s plan to surround Andrew with many furry ones has succumbed instead to popping on Disney+ and watching the Glenn Close live-action comedy. Andrew hasn’t seen the film, has no connection to the work, it is not a meaningful choice by any stretch, but come watch the film with Andrew and Johnny. Fun, games, furs and frivolities included.

  • 188 - This Is 40

    188 - This Is 40

    04/05/2020 Duração: 59min

    A second trip to Apatown, a month after Knocked Up it’s the sort-of sequel, whilst preparing for Judd’s next film The King Of Staten Island coming in June. Discussion leads to aging, marriage, Lost and improvisational Mad Max.

  • 187 - Gods And Monsters

    187 - Gods And Monsters

    28/04/2020 Duração: 57min

    The quarantine has adjusted everything somewhat, but no worry, there’s always a Brendan Fraser film to fall back on, and plenty of memories of Ian McKellen’s days feline up London with this Frankenstein of an episode where puns are always at play.

  • 186 - Gotti

    186 - Gotti

    21/04/2020 Duração: 53min

    Oh gotti, protect us. Andrew insists on watching a film directed by E from Entourage, and brings Johnny down with him. John Travolta plays a mob boss, but the real crime is against cinema, as the duo work out if films are bad or the isolation is just driving insanity further and further into our skulls.

  • 185 - Knocked Up

    185 - Knocked Up

    14/04/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    Andrew throws on one of his all-time comfort comedies, and Johnny’s expectations are completely subverted as Seth Rogen puts a baby into our hearts. Snippets of The Irishman meeting It and ideas for additional sort-of sequels within the Apatowverse are presented to warn off insanity mid-quarantine.

  • 184 - Impractical Jokers - The Movie

    184 - Impractical Jokers - The Movie

    07/04/2020 Duração: 58min

    Johnny takes the stage in an impromptu schedule shift, as The Tenderloins’ hit TV show reaches the big screen (A digital release because there are no ‘big screens’ anymore, up is down, cats and dogs are marrying my mother!), and insists we watch Impractical Jokers - The Movie just after its worldwide April Fool’s Day release. Andrew finds understanding in quality TV-To-Film adaptations and reality-meets-sketch hybrid creations, whilst Johnny hurts himself laughing.

  • 183 - Rango

    183 - Rango

    31/03/2020 Duração: 01h06min

    We’re all isolated across the globe, but for this week it’s a trip to the desolate Mojave, as Gore Verbinski’s Oscar-winning western animated adventure comes into view. Talking family movies, quarantine life and the career of the Pirates Of The Caribbean director, maybe some sanity will be found here.

  • BONUS - Isolation Test - Disney+ Talk

    BONUS - Isolation Test - Disney+ Talk

    28/03/2020 Duração: 43min

    As Covid-19 has put us all in self-isolation, the usual episode feeling of being together, feeding off one-another’s energy is out the window. Testing out online recording for future use, Andrew and Johnny talk Better Call Saul (SPOILERS), Disney+, hint at next week’s episode and Johnny Cash of course comes up once again.

  • 182 - Margaret

    182 - Margaret

    24/03/2020 Duração: 57min

    Sitting on the shelf after a long time, we release an episode on Kenneth Lonergan’s much-delayed epic human drama, where Johnny has some sort of comprehensive understanding of humanity and the universe, and Andrew reminisces on the single-screen opening day in London.

  • 181 - A Prairie Home Companion

    181 - A Prairie Home Companion

    17/03/2020 Duração: 39min

    Robert Altman’s final film comprises death, country music and a huge cast. Are You Movie Mad?’s episode on Robert Altman’s final film comprises watching films, not singing music very well and two people in a room. It’s like yin meets yang!

  • 180 - Inside Man

    180 - Inside Man

    11/03/2020 Duração: 43min

    The perfect bank robbery film deserves the perfect podcast episode. But for now, this’ll have to do, as Johnny gets another Spike Lee Joint under his belt, and Andrew remembers the wonderful times of 2006 cinema, when Clive Owen could do just about anything, except be Bond.

  • Fast Fridays - A Prologue

    Fast Fridays - A Prologue

    08/03/2020 Duração: 02min

    Andrew announces a new mini-series in the Corona-infested world of action, family and turning enemies into friends. Will he discover how the virus spread? What happened to John Cena? Why drop almost every letter in the titles for the 9th (or 10th) movie? Begun, the adventure has.

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