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A weekly film review podcast with a goal of amplifying diverse voices in media! Created and hosted by Seattle based POC film critic "That Guy Named John", this podcast covers new and independent movie reviews, local and international film festivals, plus interviews with actors, directors, creators. "ATR" = "About To Review" & "ATI" = "About To Interview".

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A weekly film review podcast with a goal of amplifying diverse voices in media! Created and hosted by Seattle based POC film critic "That Guy Named John", this podcast covers new and independent movie reviews, local and international film festivals, plus interviews with actors, directors, creators. "ATR" = "About To Review" & "ATI" = "About To Interview".

    ATI #27 – 2019 Vancouver Badass Film Festival!

    ATI #27 – 2019 Vancouver Badass Film Festival!

    This episode of the “About To Review”/ “About To Interview” podcast features interviews I conducted while covering the 2019 Vancouver Badass Film Festival (VBAFF.com). There are talks with writers, directors, producers, actors and more! 















    I was fortunate to cover the Vancouver Badass Film Festival this past weekend which was a jam packed weekend of 7 feature films and over 40 short films! For more information about the festival and entry costs and deadlines, head on over to VBAFF.com for the most up to date information.







    My coverage of the 2019 Vancouver Badass Film Festival was sponsored by







    * David Aboussafy co-creator of the VBAFF.* Generativity Productions is a Vancouver based financing and production company that makes it happen for budget genre film. Generativity Productions – Make It Happen* Darkside Releasing is a Vancouver BC based international distribution company specializing in wild genre films. * Darkside Releasing. Wild. Genre. Films.







    Podcast support info: It is my podcast birthday coming up next week and I would love your support!







    * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio.* Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support!* Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great!







    Timecode breakdown:







    * 0m:00s – 3m:00s: Intro to the show and sponsor shoutout!







    * 3m:00s – 27m:17s: Interview with director/ co-writer David Gilbank from the film “Polterheist” * Facebook: @Polterheistfilm * Twitter: @Polterheistfilm * Instagram: @PolterheistFilm * 27m:17s – 44m:30s: Interview with actor Roberto Lanzas and director Matt Popp from the film “Luchador”.  * Facebook: @Luchadorseries * Twitter: @Luchadorseries * Instagram: @Luchadorseries * 44m:30s – 54m:00s: Interview with writer/ director Rusty Nixon and producer James Clayton from the film “AMI” * Facebook: @AMIthemovieofficial * Twitter: @AMIthemovie * Instagram: @AMIthemovie * 54m:00s – 59m:30s: Interview with actors Havana Guppy and Phil Granger from the film “AMI”* 59m:30s – 1h:06m: Interview with actors Debs Howard and Bonnie Hay from the film “AMI”* * 1h:06m – 1h:08m: Wrap up and gratitude to all of my guests







    Thank you so much to everyone that made time to speak with me at the event, and thank you to David Aboussafy and his two companies for sponsoring my coverage of the festival.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    ATR #177 – Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey & Oscar thoughts

    ATR #177 – Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey & Oscar thoughts

    On this week’s episode I review one new film “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” and I also give some quick Oscar thoughts!







    Podcast support info: Thank you so much for all of your support!







    * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio.

    * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great!



    Time code breakdown:







    0m:00s – 5m:25s: Intro to the show and also my appearance on the “Dun Jen Show” @BigDunJenshow hosted by Jen Vaugh @TheJenya 

    5m:25s – 26m:00s: “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” review (IMDB.com/HarleyQuinn)

    26m:00s – 39m:40s: 2020 Oscar thoughts

    39m:40s – 43m:12s: Announcement and social media and wrap up







    Credits:







    * Original theme song created by Damien Randle of Ill Mannered Media (Instagram: @IllManMedia)







    Make sure to follow this podcast social media!







    * Facebook: @AboutToReview / Twitter: @AboutToReview / Instagram: @AboutToReview / YouTube.com/AboutToReview







    Click on the links to subscribe:







    * iTunes/ Apple Podcasts

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    * Youtube.com/Abouttoreview has exclusive interviews with actors, directors, and creators







    If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, you can email those to the show at: abouttoreview@gmail.com

    • 43 min
    ATI – 2020 Vancouver Short Film Festival

    ATI – 2020 Vancouver Short Film Festival

    This episode of the “About To Review”/ “About To Interview” podcast features conversations I had with writers, directors, producers, actors and more while covering the 2020 Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSAFF.com).  Hope you enjoy!















    I was fortunate to cover the Vancouver Short Film Festival for the fourth year in a row the weekend of January 24th – 27th which was a 3-day festival packed with over 45 short films celebrating the best of BC talent! For more information about the festival and entry costs and deadlines, head on over to VSFF.com for the most up to date information.







    Podcast support info:







    * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio.

    * Click here for the – PayPal Link and search for “ATR Media” or “@abouttoreview”. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great!







    Timecode breakdown:







    * 0m:00s – 2m:54s: Intro to the show

    * 2m:54s – 26m:06s: Conversation with writer, director Michelle Muldoon, and actors Luvia Peterson, Johanna Newmarch, Julie Lynn Mortenson, and Catherine Lonsdale from the film “Last Stand to Nowhere”



    * Facebook: @Laststandtonowhere

    * Twitter: @LSTNmovie

    * Instagram: @Laststand2nowhere





    * 26m:06s – 35m:34s: Conversation with actors Justin Anthony and Annabel Maclean from the film “Death of the Party”.







    * Facebook: @Deathofthepartyfilm















    * 35m:34s – 50m:08s: Conversation with writer/ director Meeshelle Neal from the film “Sweet Release”



    * Facebook: @SweetReleaseFilm

    * Twitter: @SweetReleaseVan

    * Instagram: @Sweetreleasefilm





    * 50m:08s – 1h:07m: Conversation with actor/ director Annette Reilly from the film “A Typical Fairytale”



    * Facebook: @ATypicalFilm

    * Twitter: @AnnetteReilly

    * Instagram: @Annettereillyofficial





    * 50m:08s – 1h:07m: Conversation with writer/ director Alayna Silverberg and producer Kris McRonney from the film “B-Side”



    * Instagram: @Alaynasilverberg

    * Instagram: @Krispymc

    * Instagram: @Bsideshort





    * 1h:07m – 1h:30m: Conversation with Marena Dix,

    • 1 hr 43 min
    ATR #176 – The Gentlemen & The Rhythm Section

    ATR #176 – The Gentlemen & The Rhythm Section

    On this week’s episode I review two new films, Guy Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen” and Reed Morano’s “The Rhythm Section”!







    Podcast support info: Thank you so much for all of your support!







    * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio.

    * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great!



    Time code breakdown:







    0m:00s – 2m:00s: Intro to the show and mention of my coverage of the Vancouver Short Film Festival

    3m:00s – 14m:15s: “The Gentlemen” review (IMDB.com/TheGentlemen)

    14m:15s – 26m:30s: “The Rhythm Section” review (IMDB.com/TheRhythmSection)

    26m:30s – 29m:30s: Social media and wrap up







    Credits:







    * Original theme song created by Damien Randle of Ill Mannered Media (Instagram: @IllManMedia)







    Make sure to follow this podcast social media!







    * Facebook: @AboutToReview / Twitter: @AboutToReview / Instagram: @AboutToReview / YouTube.com/AboutToReview







    Click on the links to subscribe:







    * iTunes/ Apple Podcasts

    * Stitcher

    * Google Play

    * Youtube.com/Abouttoreview has exclusive interviews with actors, directors, and creators







    If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, you can email those to the show at: abouttoreview@gmail.com

    • 29 min
    ATR #175 – Bad Boys for Life

    ATR #175 – Bad Boys for Life

    On this week’s episode I do a quick (for me) review the new film “Bad Boys for Life”!



    The Renton City Comic Con geek awards are back! I would love your help in nominating me in the first round:



    * Step 1: Go to this link: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07egv4sopuk5h5b3j7/start

    * Step 2: Vote for the podcast in the categories below:

    7. Favorite Northwest Podcast?

    -> About To Review John Reviewer -







    Podcast support info: Thank you so much for all of your support!







    * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio.

    * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great!



    Time code breakdown:







    0m:00s – 2m:25s: Intro to the show and Renton City Comic Con contest

    2m:25s – 22m:45s: “Bad Boys for Life” review (IMDB.com/BadBoysForLife)

    22m:45s – 24m:36s: Social media and wrap up







    Credits:







    * Original theme song created by Damien Randle of Ill Mannered Media (Instagram: @IllManMedia)







    Make sure to follow this podcast social media!







    * Facebook: @AboutToReview / Twitter: @AboutToReview / Instagram: @AboutToReview / YouTube.com/AboutToReview







    Click on the links to subscribe:







    * iTunes/ Apple Podcasts

    * Stitcher

    * Google Play

    * Youtube.com/Abouttoreview has exclusive interviews with actors, directors, and creators







    If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, you can email those to the show at: abouttoreview@gmail.com

    • 24 min
    ATR #174 – Underwater

    ATR #174 – Underwater

    On this week’s episode, the first one of 2020, I review the new film “Underwater”!

    The Renton City Comic Con geek awards are back! I would love your help in nominating me in the first round:



    * Step 1: Go to this link: https://www.rentoncitycomiccon.com/kick-off-the-cons.html

    * Step 2: Scroll down about halfway through the page and click the “Nominate your favorite geeks” image and that will take you to the survey

    * Step 3: Nominate the podcast in the categories below:8. Favorite Northwest Podcast?-> About To Review John Reviewer -

    * Step 4: After completing the survey, you can click the link to head back to the RenCon page and vote/ nominate again!









    Podcast support info: Thank you so much for all of your support!









    * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio.

    * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great!



    Time code breakdown:









    0m:00s – 3m:35s: Intro to the show and RenCon contest

    3m:35s – 21m:45s: “Underwater” review (IMDB.com/Undwerwater)

    21m:45s – 24m:09s: Social media and wrap up









    Credits:









    * Original theme song created by Damien Randle of Ill Mannered Media (Instagram: @IllManMedia)









    Make sure to follow this podcast social media!









    * Facebook: @AboutToReview / Twitter: @AboutToReview / Instagram: @AboutToReview / YouTube.com/AboutToReview









    Click on the links to subscribe:









    * iTunes/ Apple Podcasts

    * Stitcher

    * Google Play

    * Youtube.com/Abouttoreview has exclusive interviews with actors, directors, and creators









    If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, you can email those to the show at: abouttoreview@gmail.com

    • 24 min

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