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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".

About to Review By "That Guy Named John"

    • Film Reviews
    • 4.7 • 62 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 #179: Bill & Ted: Face The Music, Mulan

    ATR #179: Bill & Ted: Face The Music, Mulan

    On this week’s episode I review two new films, “Bill & Ted: Face The Music” and “Mulan”!Make sure to check out the article about the podcast and its mission on the Seattle Refined website: “About To Review: Local podcast aims to amplify diverse voices in film & media”







    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.

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    Time code breakdown:









    0m:00s – 4m:50s: Intro to the show 

    4m:50s – 22m:20s: “Bill & Ted: Face The Music” review (IMDB.com/Bill&Ted)

    * 22m:20s – 47m:30s: “Mulan” review (IMDB.com/Mulan)

    47m:30s – 49m:33s: 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

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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

    • 49 min
    ATR #178 – Project Power, Tesla, Peninsula, Sputnik

    ATR #178 – Project Power, Tesla, Peninsula, Sputnik

    After a long hiatus, the podcast is back!

    On this week’s episode I review “Project Power”, “Tesla”, “Peninsula”, and “Sputnik”.



    Thank you so much to all of the listeners and supporters who have reached out in the past few months and I am so glad to be back in the studio to share this time with you!







    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:17s: Intro to the show 

    * 3m:17s – 11m15s: Catching up on the past few months and the projects I have done during quarantine:



    * 7,433 Days of Silence play, based on the book “Brave and Unbroken”

    * “Black and a Half” – Episode #106: The Black Experience, The Half Experience

    * “Daybreak – Chapter IV: Litterbug”

    * Vancouver Quarantine Performance Project





    11m15s – 21m:25s: “Project Power” review (IMDB.com/ProjectPower)

    * 21m:25s – 33m:35s: “Tesla” review (IMDB.com/Tesla)

    * 33m:35s – 46m:05s: “Peninsula” review (IMDB.com/Peninsula)

    * 46m:05s – 56m:10s: “Sputnik” review (IMDB.com/Sputnik)

    56m:10s – 1h:2m: Social media and wrap up

    * Look forward to reading an interview with me on The Seattle Refined website!







    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

    • 1 hr 2 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

    * 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

    • 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?

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    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 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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