305 episodes

Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people and hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.

Maltin on Movie‪s‬ Leonard Maltin & Jessie Maltin

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 41 Ratings

Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people and hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.

    Dave Karger

    Dave Karger

    A familiar and welcome face as one of the hosts on Turner Classic Movies, Dave Karger has paid his dues as a working journalist for many years. He spent 17 of those years as a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, and has made frequent appearances on The Today Show, E! and Access Hollywood.  Chronicling celebrity culture requires diplomacy and savvy in equal measures, and Dave is more than up to the task. Jessie and Leonard are admirers and welcomed this opportunity to talk to him.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Revisiting Angela Lansbury

    Revisiting Angela Lansbury

    Hi, it’s Leonard Maltin. Jessie and I are taking some time off but we want to share another of our favorite episodes of Maltin on Movies. Whether you know her best as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote, or the scheming mother from hell in The Manchurian Candidate, you’ll be glad to know that the real Angela Lansbury is alive and well at age 95. She was merely 93 when we recorded this conversation in her lovely Los Angeles home. Enjoy.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Mel Brooks Encore

    Mel Brooks Encore

    Leonard and Jessie spend quality time with the one and only Mel Brooks, who’s as spry as ever and bursting with great stories. He reveals the name of the funniest comedy he ever saw, talks about Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and The Producers, and explains how he and his pal Carl Reiner screen movies together almost every night. You don’t want to miss this one.

    • 41 min
    Jon Burlingame and Steven Smith

    Jon Burlingame and Steven Smith

    Two of the world’s foremost authorities on movie music—whom we also count as good friends—join in a buoyant conversation filled with insight and laughter. Jon Burlingame writes for Variety and teaches film scoring at USC; his books include The Music of James Bond. Steven Smith’s latest book is Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer. Together they represent an unbeatable storehouse of knowledge which they are eager to share with all of us.
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Leslie Iwerks

    Leslie Iwerks

    As the granddaughter of animation pioneer Ub Iwerks and daughter of longtime Imagineer Don Iwerks, Leslie Iwerks automatically earns a niche in film history… but she’s forged a great reputation of her own, with Oscar and Emmy nominations to show for it. Her six-part series The Imagineering Story helped launch Disney+, while her provocative profile of hackers from Macedonia, Selling Lies, earned critical praise this past year. She’s chronicled the history of Pixar and Industrial Light and Magic and pursued a wide variety of topics that pique her interest. Leonard and Jessie are admirers of her work—and her family.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ernie Hudson

    Ernie Hudson

    He’s earned immortality as that guy from Ghostbusters (and you’ll see him in the forthcoming sequel) but Ernie Hudson is everywhere you look: as the star and executive producer of BET’s The Family Business, as Lily Tomlin’s love interest in Netlflix’s Grace and Frankie, and Gary Dourdan’s father in the new movie Redemption Day, opening in theaters today and on VOD next week. He’s been in scores of movies and TV shows, from Oz to The Crow but the nicest thing about this nice (and talented) guy is that he still loves acting.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Disney Alli ,

Started at the Beginning

I’m late to the party but I started at the beginning of the episodes this week and I’m already about 20 deep and completely loving it! Leonard Maltin totally shines in this!

Nathaniel DA ,

Wish it was just Leonard.

I don't feel like this show is helped by Leonard having his daughter on. I'm not the biggest fan of over-praising podcast hosts. She'll often start over-complimenting guests without having a good question. Didn't work for me but, keep in mind, I'm a grumpy person.

clairemanning ,

Lovin' the Leonard Baron combo!

What a great podcast! I've been a fan of Mr. Maltin for many years and thank him for introducing me to Baron. The conversations are great- I love the humour behind the "turkey". I've been able to watch some movies I never would have enjoyed without these two, particularly I Love You Phillip Morris (what a great movie!). Thanks and please keep the episodes coming! Please less Jessie though- sorry.

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