152 episodes

A podcast for film lovers! Join us each week for an in-depth discussion of two new films (or TV series), plus filmmaker interviews and special episodes.     Here is where you can connect with us: Homepage: https://awesomefriday.caTwitter: @AwesomeFridayCaFacebook: Awesome FridayInstagram: @AwesomeFridayCa YouTube: Awesome Friday Email: Contact UsIf you like what you hear, please consider supporting us via Patreon or Ko-Fi, and please visit the blog at AwesomeFriday.ca for more reviews and features. 

Awesome Friday Podcast Matthew Simpson & Simon Best

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

A podcast for film lovers! Join us each week for an in-depth discussion of two new films (or TV series), plus filmmaker interviews and special episodes.     Here is where you can connect with us: Homepage: https://awesomefriday.caTwitter: @AwesomeFridayCaFacebook: Awesome FridayInstagram: @AwesomeFridayCa YouTube: Awesome Friday Email: Contact UsIf you like what you hear, please consider supporting us via Patreon or Ko-Fi, and please visit the blog at AwesomeFriday.ca for more reviews and features. 

    I Saw The TV Glow & Daddio

    I Saw The TV Glow & Daddio

    This week on the show we're talking about Jane Schoenbrun's I Saw The TV Glow and Christy Hall's Daddio.  Both Singluar visions from their creator, but do they both work?  Join us to find out!BONUS CONTENT:     This week's patron bonus show sees Simon ask about the era of AA action movie video game adaptations, and what recent movies we'd like to get that treatment, and Matthew asks for our two three directorial first features.  Fun fact: both of these questions are inspired by a recent re-watch of Steven Spielberg's first feature, Duel. As always all patrons get access to the bonus show, and patronage starts at just $2 Canadian per month.  We hope you joinus!Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/june-23rd-bonus-106755557EPISODE HOMEPAGE:     This week's episode homepage has JustWatch powered links to everywhere you can steam, or digital buy or rent each of this weeks movies.  The links update based on the films availability whereever you are, so check back often!Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/06/podcast-i-saw-the-tv-glow-daddio/SUPPORT:            Patreon:    http://patreon.com/mcsimpsonKo-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/matthewsimpsonCONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 

    • 59 min
    Hit Man & Bad Boys: Ride or Die

    Hit Man & Bad Boys: Ride or Die

    Greetings programs! This week on the show we're looking at the sexy new Netflix comedy Hit Man, and then joining Martin Lawrence and Will Smith for another case in Bad Boys: Ride or Die. Join us!BONUS CONTENT:     This week's patron bonus episode sees us talking about Kevin Costner and his filmography, both our favourites and types of movies we'd like to see him do still. Patronage starts at just $2 CAD per month!Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/june-16th-bonus-106443727EPISODE HOMEPAGE:     This episode's homepage has JustWatch powered streaming links that will point you to where you an buy, rent, or stream each of these titles, and this is true for every title we've covered as well!  The links update as availability changes, and if you use them it helps us keep things running around here.  Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/06/podcast-hit-man-bad-boys-ride-or-die/SUPPORT:            Patreon:  http://patreon.com/mcsimpsonKo-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/matthewsimpsonCONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 

    • 58 min
    Star Wars: The Acolyte & Under Paris

    Star Wars: The Acolyte & Under Paris

    Greetings programs!  This week on the Awwesome Friday Podcast Matthew and Simon are taking a look at two new streaming things.  First we have the new entry in the Star Wars universe, The Acolyte, and following that the new French shark movie Under Paris.  It's a fun episode and we hope you enjoy it!BONUS CONTENT:     This week our patreon supporters get to hear Simon ask about comic book characters that are better on the page than on the screen, and then in celebration of Under Paris Matthew asks for our top three Shark movies (that aren't Jaws). All patrons get access to the bonus show, and patronage starts at just $2 Northern Gold per month. Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/june-9th-bonus-105896926SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     As always this week's episode homepage will have JustWatch powered links that will tell you everywhere you can stream each of these titles.  This is true of every title we've covered since July 2021 as well so if you're intersted in a film, search it up on the site and use our links, it will help us keep going!Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/06/podcast-the-acolyte-under-paris/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Boy Kills World & Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

    Boy Kills World & Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

    Greetings programs!  Join us as we dive into Boy Kills World, the new live action cartoon action film starring Bill Skarsgård, and then return with us to the wasteland as we look at George Miller's latest, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.  We have a lot to say about both of these movies and we hope you enjoy the show!BONUS CONTENT:     This week on the bonus show we talk about formative but perhaps underseen or underappreciated movies from the late 1990s, including titles like Don McKellar's Last Night, Alex Proyas' Dark City, and more.  All patrons get access to the bonus show and patronage starts at just $2 Canadian per month!Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/june-2nd-bonus-105580962SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     This episodes homepage has JustWatch-powered links that will take you to wherever you can buy, rent, or stream each of these movies.  The links update based on your location and film availability, so bookmark the page if there isn't availability when you check, because there will be soon!Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/06/podcast-boy-kills-world-amp-furiosa-a-mad-max-saga/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 

    • 54 min
    The Fall Guy & Challengers

    The Fall Guy & Challengers

    Greetings programs!  This week on the show, we're taking a close look at the new Ryan Gosling & Emily Blunt starring, David Leitch-directed ode to stunt work, The Fall Guy.  Following that, we're looking at Luca Guadagnino's latest Challengers, starring Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O'Connor.   BONUS CONTENT:     This week's supporter bonus show sees us talking about our favourite directors and about concert films.  It's a good one!  The episode is available to all Patreon supporters, and support starts at just $2 CAD per month!Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/may-26th-bonus-105120607SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiEPISODE HOMEPAGE:     Check out this week's episode homepage for JustWatch-powered links that show you everywhere you can buy, rent, or stream this week's films. The links update as availability changes wherever you are, so check back often, and if you browse the site there are links for every film we've covered to date (and then some).Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/05/podcast-the-fall-guy-challengers/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 

    • 51 min
    The People's Joker & Abigail

    The People's Joker & Abigail

    Greetings programs!  This week on the show we're discussing The People's Joker, chaotic but important coming of age story that remixes the Batman milieu into something singularly personal, and also utterly universal, by Vera Drew.  Next we tackle the locked-house horror thriller Abigail.  Join us! BONUS CONTENT:     This week our Patreon supporters can join us for a conversation about what makes movies that are so bad they're good, and then our most anticipated movies of the year of our Swift 2024.  This conversation is available to all patrons, and patronage starts at just $2 CAD per month.      Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/may-12th-bonus-104146863SUPPORT:            Patreon   Ko-FiLINKS:            - Find out where you can see The People's Joker: https://www.alteredinnocence.net/thepeoplesjoker- Dan Ackroyd Unplugged on UFOs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVCd50LXPGY&t=6sEPISODE HOMEPAGE:   Visit this episode's homepage to find JustWatch-powered links to where you can stream, rent, or buy each of these films.  These links update as availability changes wherever you are in the world, so check back often. If you use these links, you also help us keep the lights on at Awesome Friday HQ. Link: https://awesomefriday.ca/2024/05/podcast-the-peoples-joker-amp-abigail/CONNECT WITH US:       Awesome Friday: https://awesomefriday.ca       Matthew: https://stretched.ca/Simon: https://temporarypen.com/SHOW LINKS:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/awesome-friday/id480100293Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kwPQGeBvVFVtewkCbrbA9Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/18daf305-2c59-4718-bd5c-0dc393173353Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2775782Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/ulvugeHonjbIHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/85390621/Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes480100293/the-awesome-friday-movie-podcastMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Greatest podcast of all time

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This podcast supports Canadian films and festivals

As a Canadian film publicist, I’m always looking for film reviewers with a horizon beyond Hollywood.
I loved Awesome Friday’s Bonus VIFF podcast from 11 October, 2022.
Matthew Simpson and guest host Dakota Arsenault discussed their 10 favourite VIFF films, most of which I also watched at the festival.
I was pleasantly surprised that most of their top picks were Canadian films. That’s rare, and I was impressed. Will keep listening to this show.
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