126 episodes

A light-hearted comedic spoiler free movie podcast focusing on the week's new cinema releases. Darren Hayes and Anthony Armentano spend their hard earned (or borrowed) cash to see the latest film releases and tell you what they thought. Because they don't get in for free, their opinions are honest. Honestly! May contain funny bits (they're both Groundlings trained improvisers) and strange non sequiturs (Anthony has a degree in film and Darren has an Olympic medal in rambling). Maybe some naughty words too.

We Paid To See Thi‪s‬ Darren Hayes and Anthony Armentano

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

A light-hearted comedic spoiler free movie podcast focusing on the week's new cinema releases. Darren Hayes and Anthony Armentano spend their hard earned (or borrowed) cash to see the latest film releases and tell you what they thought. Because they don't get in for free, their opinions are honest. Honestly! May contain funny bits (they're both Groundlings trained improvisers) and strange non sequiturs (Anthony has a degree in film and Darren has an Olympic medal in rambling). Maybe some naughty words too.

    Ep 125: The Great Big Spectacular Goodbye For Now Show.

    Ep 125: The Great Big Spectacular Goodbye For Now Show.

    The time has come to say farewell, each moment we’ve spent sure has been swell. We’ve laughed, we’ve sang, we’ve seen some flicks, but mostly we’ve just talked about [male flesh meat]. We be reviewing two films before taking a long, much needed hiatus; addiction drama ‘Beautiful Boy’ (Timothée Chalamet, Steve Carell, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan), and Luca Guadagnino’s update of the Italian horror film, ‘Suspiria’ (Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth). Old friends stop by. We derail the conversations. It’s business as usual. Thanks so much for sticking with us. It’s been a pleasure -  and we sincerely hope to give you more in the future. So it's goodbye for now but gosh it's been a blast. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 124: Halloween, Mid 90's & Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Ep 124: Halloween, Mid 90's & Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    We set the mood and keep it rude this week, while we review the new Danny McBride/David Gordon Green ‘Halloween’ (Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak), the Oscar worthy ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ (Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells) and Jonah Hills’ directorial feature debut ‘mid90s’ (Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges). Tis the season to run down a list of the highest grossing horror films of all time and throw some love at John Carpenter’s soundtrack work. You bet we mention ‘Your Highness’.
    On a personal note, when I typed the title of this episode, I, Darren, refused to use the same font Jonah Hills insisted upon using for his film, since he already insisted upon showing his movie in 4:3 ratio and that's about as much insisting as anyone can handle regarding any special requests.  Consider yourself censored, Hills.  No, I insist. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 123: A Star Is Born, First Man & Bad Times at the El Royale

    Ep 123: A Star Is Born, First Man & Bad Times at the El Royale

    Outside the streets have gone mad, and between the two of us we spend the equivalent of a day at the theater this week. Reviews include, Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ (Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler), Drew Goddard’s ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson), and the fourth iteration of ‘A Star is Born’ (Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott). We talk dong, Hemsworths, and show Buzz Aldrin the door. We close the show with some good, old fashioned email readin’.

    • 58 min
    Ep 122: Mandy, Thriller 3D and The Meg

    Ep 122: Mandy, Thriller 3D and The Meg

    It’s a short, campy, schlocky week this go around. We review Panos Cosmatos’ dystopian, revenge film ‘Mandy’ (Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Bill Duke), and shark-centric, monster movie ‘The Meg’ (Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose). Darren gives ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ a box office boost, just to check out the IMAX 3D release of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, and Anthony skips town again. The world’s greatest Erik Estrada joke gets highlighted.

    • 29 min
    Ep 121: Assassination Nation & Michael Moore Fahrenheit 11/9

    Ep 121: Assassination Nation & Michael Moore Fahrenheit 11/9

    Singing genitalia, Anthony’s new catchphrase, and Darren’s post performance celebration. This week’s reviews include Michael Moore’s political followup ‘Fahrenheit is 11/9’ and Sam Levinson’s social critique, ‘Assassination Nation’ (Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra). Maude Apatow impresses and Bill Skarsgard is in everything EXCEPT True Blood. We rundown a list of our favorite sports announcers, and shoot hot, Halloween juice all up in your furniture.
     

    • 57 min
    Ep 120: Lizzie and more (or less)

    Ep 120: Lizzie and more (or less)

    We’re short, we’re sweet, we’re taking a week, but that doesn’t mean we’re leaving you completely review-less. We chat about the latest Lizzie Borden film, ‘Lizzie’ (Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny, Fiona Shaw), get our hacking rhymes straight, and never fail to mention the old True Blood. Plus we got offered a pretty bad deal after bars closed the other night, involving an exchange of stolen pizza knots for illicit things. Tune in to find out what, who and wheyey!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

aurora5uk ,

We paid to see this

Just listening to episode 84 and these guys are making me laugh out loud! Good job I’m at home; dread to think how it would look if I was listening on the way to work! Fantastic!!!

Heather Murdoch @djdlicious ,

Yes 5 Stars!

Yes 5 Stars! 🤪

Steph L B ,

Keeps Me Going

I came to this podcast a bit late in the game, but this is a good thing as I now have lots of episodes to get through. I listen to an episode every day at work and it keeps me going - it's the highlight of my day. As I am a former media student I love to listen to the movie and tv reviews, but my favourite thing is the relationship and banter between Darren and Anthony. These two were born for comedy. (Somebody please sponsor them!)

Thanks guys, keep up the good work. :)

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