195 episodes

Our first 81 episodes are what we now consider APNC 1.0 with our original crew: Opie, Pete, Kevin, Alex, and later, David. Through the onset of COVID and life changes, the podcast began to evolve. It was the end of an era, but we loved this crew and the memories we made. You'll notice that our earliest episodes are not on YouTube. The addition of video was never in the plans, but came to life as a surprise side effect of COVID.
Going into 2022, Pete and Kevin took the show in a new direction after losing the rest of the original crew. They found their groove almost immediately with appearances from Andrew and Andy, who immediately became show regulars. Throughout what is now considered APNC 2.0, hosting has waffled back and forth between Pete and Kevin, and the cast fluctuates between any combination of the 4, and sometimes even their friend Kim, but the content is always flowing. 2022 has been a very consistent year for the gang and they look to keep it rolling into 2023 and beyond.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Our first 81 episodes are what we now consider APNC 1.0 with our original crew: Opie, Pete, Kevin, Alex, and later, David. Through the onset of COVID and life changes, the podcast began to evolve. It was the end of an era, but we loved this crew and the memories we made. You'll notice that our earliest episodes are not on YouTube. The addition of video was never in the plans, but came to life as a surprise side effect of COVID.
Going into 2022, Pete and Kevin took the show in a new direction after losing the rest of the original crew. They found their groove almost immediately with appearances from Andrew and Andy, who immediately became show regulars. Throughout what is now considered APNC 2.0, hosting has waffled back and forth between Pete and Kevin, and the cast fluctuates between any combination of the 4, and sometimes even their friend Kim, but the content is always flowing. 2022 has been a very consistent year for the gang and they look to keep it rolling into 2023 and beyond.

    194. Moulin Rouge, Civil War, The Iron Claw, The Boys, Ezra, and More

    194. Moulin Rouge, Civil War, The Iron Claw, The Boys, Ezra, and More

    Its just Kevin and Lauren this week and they discuss Moulin Rouge (The Musical), Only Murders in the Building, The Iron Claw, Civil War, The Boys, and Ezra.
    Since last episode started off a hair dour, this one kicks off on Broadway with Lauren discussing the stage version of Moulin Rouge. She's not quite as taken with it as Kevin is with the original film, but it's a spectacle, if nothing else.
    Keeping it light for a little longer, Kevin discusses the Hulu original, Only Murders in the Building. He's only about 1/3 of the way through the entire series, but the Steve Martin/Martin Short/Selena Gomez joint is a fantastic and fun umrder mystery series.
    The show then takes a turn to the more serious with The Iron Claw. It's an emotional story of a family of professional wrestlers in the early 80's. The film features fantastic performances from Zach Effron, Jeremy Allen White, and Lily James. It's not the happiest of tales, but definitely worth all of the buzz it got.
    Sticking with the heavy topics, Kevin discusses Alex Garland's Civil War. His expectations set by the trailer were turned on their ear upon watching the film. It's much more a story about the toll war takes on those involved than it was about the war itself. It's an excellent film filled with brilliant performances by Kirsten Dunst, Cailee Spaeny and Wagner Moura. It's not as action packed as expected but it is well worth the watch.
    While not always a "positive" show, The Boys leads us from the darkness back to the light! Kevin discusses the latest season and the 3 episode debut. It doesn't reinvent the wheel this time around and feels a hair more stale than in the past, but it's still a great show if that's your jam.
    Lauren then finishes off the episode with an upbeat and heartfelt film, Ezra. Bobby Canavale plays a comedian who takes his autistic son on an unplanned (and unapproved) drive across the country. The film also starts Robert DeNiro and Canavale's real life wife, Rose Byrne. It's a story of love, growth and understanding and definitely worth taking in if you are looking for that feel good film to watch with the family.
    As always, thank you for watching. If you haven't already, don't forget to Like & Subscribe. We love new viewers! Also, leave us comments and let is know how we are doing and what we can be doing better. Enjoy the episode and have a great week!
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    193. Quiet on Set, Under Paris, Hit Man, The Acolyte, and More

    193. Quiet on Set, Under Paris, Hit Man, The Acolyte, and More

    This week we are covering Quiet on Set, Hit Man, The Acolyte, Under Paris, and more!
    Andrew is late to the party so the episode kicks off with Lauren talking about the Netflix docuseries about the early days of Nickelodeon, Quiet on Set. It's a deep dive into the problematic man behind some of the early Nickelodeon afternoon shows for teens. It also goes into the very sad story of Drake Bell and the abuse he suffered as higher ups looked the other way.
    To lighten the mood, and with Andrew on board, Kevin discusses the shark thriller, Under Paris. It's a French Jaws wannabe with a lot of issues. Mainly, science not mattering... As far as shark films go, though, it's at least entertaining, though you often find yourself wondering just what people are thinking in the most basic of situations. We also discover that the Seine is full of explosives (that's actually true...) so that's neat!
    After being marked tardy and losing 10% off today's grade, Andrew jumps in with a quick review of Late Night With The Devil. Much like Kevin's review, it's pretty much glowing David Dastalmachian is fantastic and the whole vibe of the film just works.
    Kevin and Andrew then come together to discuss the new Netflix hit, Hit Man, starring Glen Powell. Kevin firmly believes this is a major step in Powell's career and Andrew doesn't disagree. The film is a fun take on rom-com fare but also shows off Glen Powell's acting chops. 
    The baton goes back to Lauren next to talk about the George Clooney directed, Boys in the Boat. It's a period piece about the University of Washington crew team. While Lauren enjoyed it very much, and so did the general viewing audience, critics didn't seem blown away by it. This leads to a discussion around film reviews in general and how to make the most of them for yourselves.
    Getting back on our emotional roller coaster, Andrew talks about the Oscar winner, The Whale. Lauren chimes in as well, since she has also seen it and Kevin mostly just shuts up and listens. It's a well told tale of a sad man portrayed magnificently by Brendan Fraser.
    The show closes out with a quick discussion of The Acolyte which quickly becomes a discussion about fandom and it's inherent toxicity. It's a solid discussion and the guys even (maybe) convince Lauren to watch Rogue One!
    As always, thank you for watching. If you haven't already, don't forget to Like & Subscribe. We love new viewers! Also, leave us comments and let is know how we are doing and what we can be doing better. Enjoy the episode and have a great week!
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    • 2 hr 10 min
    192. Godzilla Minus One, Back to Black, Castlevania, Hacks, and Evil

    192. Godzilla Minus One, Back to Black, Castlevania, Hacks, and Evil

    This week we cover Godzilla Minus One, Back to Black, Castlevania, Evil, Mystere, Hacks, and Last Vegas.
    Andrew and Lauren are both in the house with Kevin this week and they have a lot of ground to cover. You know who else covers a lot of ground? Godzilla!! The big guy suddenly dropped on Netflix this week and Kevin jumped at the chance to watch it with his kids. Andrew had already seen it, but that doesn't mean a rehash is a bad thing... This movie rocks, so go watch it ASAP.
    Next up, Lauren talks about the new Amy Winehouse biopic, Back to Black. it got pretty rough reviews from the critics but audiences seem to like it a lot more, and so did Lauren. There is a lot of interesting story to be told, especially for those of us who didn't follow Amy in the tabloids.
    Andrew takes us to anime land with the Netflix series' Castlevania and Castlevania Nocturne. The original series is pretty fantastic. The newer series, Nocturne, didn't come in as hot as the original, but ends on a high note that left Andrew salivating for season 2.
    Because the church is a hot topic in Castlevania, Kevin jumps on that train to talk about Evil, a Paramount+ series about a team of investigators hired by the church to evaluate demonic possessions and other oddities. It's a fun horror-adjacent show that is getting rave reviews from critics, so of course it's been cancelled by Paramount. *facepalm*
    Because Lauren spent the last week in Vegas, she saw the Cirque Du Soleil show, Mystere, which she thoroughly enjoyed. And because she was talking about Vegas and residencies, Kevin once again jumps on the train and talks about season 3 of Hacks on HBO. This show is absolutely fantastic and everyone should be watching it!
    Lauren sticks with Vegas to close the show, with the film last Vegas. It's a fun, old man version of The Hangover. Well, not quite, but you get it. It's fun but not great, but worth a watch for the cast if nothing else.
    As always, thank you for watching. If you haven't already, don't forget to Like & Subscribe. We love new viewers! Also, leave us comments and let is know how we are doing and what we can be doing better. Enjoy the episode and have a great week!
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    191. Kevin Watches Atlas, Shrugs, Then Watches Jurassic World Chaos Theory

    191. Kevin Watches Atlas, Shrugs, Then Watches Jurassic World Chaos Theory

    It's a quick one this week, with Kevin focusing primarily on Atlas and Jurassic World Chaos Theory, both on Netflix.
    Kevin takes a pretty deep dive into Atlas this week. The film stars Jennifer Lopez and Simu Liu. It's your typical AI wants to kill everyone kind of film, but it is a solid action flick. Atypical of his usual bad attitude, Kevin doesnt hate this one. It's not what I'd call a GOOD film, but it is entertaining. The true star, funny enough, is the AI, Smith.
    After that deep dive, Kevin gives a quick run through of Jurassic World Chaos Theory, the follow up to Camp Cretaceous. It's an animated series in the Jurassic universe, but it's a more mature take than the previous (still excellent) series.
    And... That's it! Next week should see Andrew and maybe even Lauren back on the show, so don't judge the whole podcast by this episode. We have interesting people here!
    As always, thank you for watching. If you haven't already, don't forget to Like & Subscribe. We love new viewers! Also, leave us comments and let is know how we are doing and what we can be doing better. Enjoy the episode and have a great week!
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    • 36 min
    190. Bodkin, X-Men, Fallout, The Bear, Obituary, and Dark Matter (Not The Awesome SyFy One)

    190. Bodkin, X-Men, Fallout, The Bear, Obituary, and Dark Matter (Not The Awesome SyFy One)

    Andrew is back and it's catch up time! Kevin talks Bodkin and Andrew finally digs into X-Men 97, The Bear, and Fallout. Kevin also covers Obituary and Dark Matter on Apple TV +
    Lauren is out this week, but we have Andrew again so you aren't stuck with just Kevin. They dive into the X-Men 97 finale, and the season in general. It's a great season with a ton of memorable moments!
    Next up, Kevin takes us on a podcasting journey to Dublin, Ireland with Bodkin on Netflix. It's the tale of a podcaster trying to revitalize his once successful career with a true crime mystery revolving around the Samhain holiday many decades before. It has an eclectic cast and the dark comedy nature keeps it exciting. This also leads Kevin to another Irish series, Obituary with the same female lead. It's also a wonderful dark comedy and highly recommended!
    Andrew takes us into his not-too-wayback machine as he finally got on board with The Bear and Fallout. As Kevin so wisely predicted (what a genius, really...) Andrew loved the personality extravaganza of The Bear. Surprisingly, though, he wasn't quite as enamored with Fallout, though he did enjoy it.
    Kevin closes out the show with the new Blake Crouch adaptation, Dark Matter, on Apple TV. It's a slow dark drama about alternate realities and identity theft in a whole new way. It's well acted and directed, so if you are in the mood for a grounded, heady, sci-fi show, give it a watch!
    As always, thank you for watching. If you haven't already, don't forget to Like & Subscribe. We love new viewers! Also, leave us comments and let is know how we are doing and what we can be doing better. Enjoy the episode and have a great week!
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    189. The Idea of You, Eileen, Water for Elephants, Malignant, and More

    189. The Idea of You, Eileen, Water for Elephants, Malignant, and More

    This week we cover The Idea of You, Elieen, Water for Elephants (the movie AND the musical), Malignant, Bottoms, Shiva Baby, and Good Omens.
    It's another week with just Lauren and Kevin and it's a packed one. They kick off the episode on a bit of an Anne Hathaway bender with The Idea of You and Elieen. These are two VERY different experiences, but decent on all counts, at the least.
    Next up, Lauren takes us from film to stage with Water for Elephants, first discussing the excellent original film and then the less excellent broadway musical. 
    Kevin then turns the page from love story to horror story with the 2021 film, Malignant. It's a body horror flick with some great moments but a not always stellar delivery. Lauren saves the day by going to back to back comedy films starring Rachel Sennott, Bottoms and Shiva Baby. She liked the latter more than the former but both are likely worth a watch.
    Kevin finished the episode talking about the excellent BBC/Amazon series Good Omens. It's a fantastic tale of an angel and a demon who become best friends over the years and centuries who become the only beings alive that both know the end of days is coming AND want to stop it!
    As always, thank you for watching. If you haven't already, don't forget to Like & Subscribe. We love new viewers! Also, leave us comments and let is know how we are doing and what we can be doing better. Enjoy the episode and have a great week!
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    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Ronnie Ursenbach ,

So fun!

Great podcast with super fun hosts. You really quickly feel like you’re in the room hanging out with them. It’s good times.

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Great pop culture podcast

These guys do a great job talking about current pop culture offerings. They've been covering Game of Thrones and the recent flood of Marvel movies and their reviews are entertaining and spot on! Can't wait to hear what they do next!

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What a show!

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