36 episodes

A movie review and relaxation podcast for movie lovers who'd like some help falling asleep. Sluggishly hosted by everybody's favorite podcast hosts: a sedate pair of half-ton aquatic mammals who love movies and wax comedic and pedantic about them for hours on end. Come with and drift along?

Matinee Manatees Matinee Manatees

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    • 4.1 • 8 Ratings

A movie review and relaxation podcast for movie lovers who'd like some help falling asleep. Sluggishly hosted by everybody's favorite podcast hosts: a sedate pair of half-ton aquatic mammals who love movies and wax comedic and pedantic about them for hours on end. Come with and drift along?

    Batman Returns (1992)

    Batman Returns (1992)

    Season's Greetings, Batmanatees! Anthony is triumphant. Sam finally gives in and watches our favorite Christmas movie, Tim Burton's Batman Returns, starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Danny DeVito. Simultaneously, Anthony usurps Ben's place as co-host of the podcast. Everything is falling into place. The manatees beef with Roger Ebert, plot to bring back Ben as a Catwomantee, and y'all already know who Christoper Walken's Max Shreck reminds us of. Happy Holidays! Come for a float?

    Exorcist 2: The Heretic (1977)

    Exorcist 2: The Heretic (1977)

    For this year's Scarytober the manatees are watching one of the most notorious sequels to a horror movie in cinematic history: 1977's Exorcist II: The Heretic! Directed by John Boorman and starring Linda Blair, Richard Burton, and Louise Fletcher, Exorcist 2 takes the franchise in a different direction, replacing demons with grasshoppers, exorcists with investigative journalists, and ritual exorcism with punching. The manatees are dumbfounded. Float along with us?

    • 3 hrs 51 min
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    The Princess Bride (1987)

    It's a listener request month!  Luckily our patrons have very good taste and have chosen 1987's The Princess Bride, written by William Goldman, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, and Andre the Giant!  This one's an old favorite, so we went an extra step and actually read a whole book about the making of this movie, and guys?  It's just a really fun hang.  Float along with us, learn about a classic, and please don't forget to vote.

    • 5 hrs 7 min
    Starship Troopers (1997)

    Starship Troopers (1997)

    We're checking out Paul Verhoeven's famous 1997 satire Starship Troopers!  Starring Casper Van Dien (the puppet from Team America), Denise Richards (Tammy from Tammy and the T-Rex), and Dina Meyer (cool lady from Dragonheart), Starship Troopers flopped at the time, but we're convinced a lot of it got missed by audiences.  The manatees discuss propaganda reels, the problem with netflix, bugs and power armor in starcraft and warhammer 40k, and the difference between space fiddles and space violins.

    • 4 hrs 28 min
    Point Break (1991)

    Point Break (1991)

    Do you guys remember Point Break?  Directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, and Lori Petty, Point Break is an oft-misremembered classic and directly responsible for one of the top-grossing movie franchises still active right now.  (You'll know which one as soon as you see it.)  Ben tries his flippers at puns, Tony proposes a script edit that would fix the entire third act, everybody has a pretty okay time.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

    We're back with an old favorite, 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Steve Barron and starring Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, and some very endearing foam-rubber puppet suits.  It's basically an overall silly, nostalgic romp, and we're here for it.  The manatees discuss the logistics of setting up teen cult hideouts, early 2000's fighting games, comic books in general, and the difference in romantic relationships with fish people vs amphibian people. 

    • 4 hrs 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

rowanzilla ,

a niche I didn’t know I needed

As someone who likes to fall asleep to podcasts, but occasionally gets tricked into wakefulness in fear of missing anything, this podcast is a great fix. The concept and content are wonderful. I’ll be honest, I’m still listening to episode 1 again (and again) because I pass out so effectively. I think the only thing that takes some getting used to are the pitched voice levels — I like the idea of low, mellow manatee voices in concept, but my half asleep brain finds it a little uncanny and jarring for a few minutes.

AnMill ,

great idea

i really really like the subject matter and the length is perfect if you’re trying to go to sleep. I will say that the slowed down commentary audio is kinda distracting. that being said still very enjoyable

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