215 episodes

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".

About to Review By "That Guy Named John"

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 48 Ratings

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".

    ATR #191: The Northman

    ATR #191: The Northman

    On this week’s episode I review the film; “The Northman”!







    Time code breakdown:









    0m:00s – 1m:35s: Intro to the show   

    1m:35s – 27m:00s: “The Northman” review (IMDB.com/TheNorthman)

    27m:00s – 28m:16s: 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

    • 28 min
    ATR #190 – The Batman

    ATR #190 – The Batman

    On this week’s episode I review the film; “The Batman”!







    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.



    Time code breakdown:









    0m:00s – 1m:10s: Intro to the show   

    1m:45s – 23m:20s: “The Batman” review (IMDB.com/TheBatman)

    23m:20s – 24m: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

    • 24 min
    ATR #187: The Harder They Fall, West Side Story, Tick, Tick … Boom!

    ATR #187: The Harder They Fall, West Side Story, Tick, Tick … Boom!

    On this week’s episode I review three new films; “The Harder They Fall”, “West Side Story”, and “Tick, Tick … Boom!”!







    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.



    Time code breakdown:









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

    * 2m:00s – 6m:15s: Shout out to “Rising Reels”, an organization empowering BIPOC youth filmmakers

    6m:15s – 25m:20s: “The Harder They Fall” review (IMDB.com/HarderTheyFall)

    * 25m:20s – 48m:10s: “West Side Story” review (IMDB.com/WestSideStory)

    * 48m:10s – 59m:30s: “Tick, Tick … Boom!” review (IMDB.com/Lamb)

    59m:30s – 1h:01m: 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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    ATR #186: Venom: Let There Be Carnage, No Time To Die, Lamb

    ATR #186: Venom: Let There Be Carnage, No Time To Die, Lamb

    On this week’s episode I review three new films; “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, “No Time To Die”, and “Lamb”!







    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.



    Time code breakdown:









    0m:00s – 2m:10s: Intro to the show   

    2m:10s – 18m:40s: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” review (IMDB.com/Venom2)

    * 18m:40s – 38m:10s: “No Time To Die” review (IMDB.com/NoTimeToDie)

    * 38m:10s – 51m:15s: “Lamb” review (IMDB.com/Lamb)

    51m:15s – 54m:01s: 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

    • 54 min
    ATR #185: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ATR #185: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    On this week’s episode I review the new film, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” which is the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!







    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.



    Time code breakdown:









    0m:00s – 1m:45s: Intro to the show   

    1m:45s – 25m:00s: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” review (IMDB.com/ShangChi)

    25m:00s – 26m:10s: 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

    • 26 min
    ATR #184 – The Green Knight

    ATR #184 – The Green Knight

    On this week’s episode I review the new film, “The Green Knight” which I have been looking forward to for 2 years!







    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.



    Time code breakdown:









    0m:00s – 3m:00s: Intro to the show   

    3m:00s – 22m:25s: “The Green Knight” review (IMDB.com/TheGreenKnight)

    22m:25s – 25m:15s: 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

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Taiblmom ,

A Must Listen for Fans of Stuff!

Seriously, John and his energetic band of weekly guests cover a breadth of topics including cinema, video games, pop culture, etc - and the best part is they don't take themselves too seriously like your ordinary, outdated, snooty critics. When podcasts started poppin' up EVERYWHERE, I never imagined wanting to listen to something that long. In this case, I was wrong - not only are the topics and opinions informative and entertaining...they actually keep things moving along and engage. There's a gem or six in every episode. Fill your ears with this stuff - they'll thank you!

The Sidewinder Three-Thousand ,

Not a favorite

I didn’t enjoy this podcast. It meanders, the host takes forever to say stuff, and it seems very surface level. No real insight, a lot of just repeating the plot. There are much better review podcasts out there.

Mwmward5 ,

As Cool As The Other Side of the Pillow...

About to Review, hosted by That Guy Named John, is a podcast that locks you in, makes time seem irrelevant, and then, when finished, slows
You to go about the rest of your day, night, or weekend, a little bit smarter, a little bit brighter, and a little bit better person.

The knowledge is without question. The research impeccable, but the conversations are worth every moment. Focusing on so many different areas on the pop culture landscape - John and his awesome panel of guests and fellow reviewers, break down each thing they discuss effortlessly and make this podcast literally, as cool as the other side of the pillow. You simply don't want the good feelings to end anytime soon.

John. His podcast. His team. All the stars.

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