- Category: Essential Listening
- Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 20:25
- Written by Chris
Since the early days of radio, Guglielmo Marconi and Jagadish Chandra Bose and Alexander Stepanovich Popov and all their radio-creating buddies wanted one thing and one thing only: to find out what movies they should watch.
With the advent of podcasts, their dreams are fully realized. iTunes has well over 100 podcasts in the TV&Film category. Of course there are serious podcasts wherein film critics ponder the wider implications of what the latest Woody Allen release means for the state of popular culture. Those are fine, I suppose.
Many of the rest feature nerds making fun of movies. Or nerding out over movies. Better ones are comedians making fun of movies. Or nerding out over movies.
Today's winner is the latter.
Essential Listening: Movies - How Did This Get Made?
One of the many fine podcasts on the Earwolf network, HDTGM? is a fun, irreverent look at 'good' bad movies. Hosted by comedic actors Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas with a special guest every other week, they've tackled such film stallions as Birdemic, Twilight Breaking Dawn pt1, and Superman III. They even had Vanilla Ice on to discuss his starring role in Cool As Ice.
Honorable mention: Comedy Film Nerds.
This is one of the comedians nerding out podcasts, starring Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, along with a special guest each week. Besides the fact that these two guys know movies way better than you, all you need to know is their tagline: Han shot first.