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A film podcast where we shine a spotlight on our favorite underrated or under appreciated films.

Defending Your Movie Jeremy Meyer

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

A film podcast where we shine a spotlight on our favorite underrated or under appreciated films.

    Jonah Hex

    Jonah Hex

    Today's episode features a very special guest. Comic book writer/artist Tim Seeley comes on the show to discuss one of the forgotten DC Comics films Jonah Hex. We also discuss his new comic book launching this Wednesday called West of Sundown. One part wester, one part Dario Argento, this is a western and comic packed episode with one of the great comic creators! A link to the first issue is provided below. Don't forget to use promo code DEFENDING at The Cryptic Closet for 21% off your order. West of Sundown Issue 1- Special thanks to: Seth Decker, Patrick Hall Patreon:  Merch:  Cryptic Closet:  Guest Twitter: Music by: Kevin Aldridge

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    It's been a little while since the last episode. I took a break due to the birth of my first child! The show is back and guest Seth Decker returns to take a look at the sequel to the Ridley Scott Alien prequel Prometheus. This time we are looking at Alien: Covenant and shining a light on what may be a flawed film, but still manages to succeed as a Sci-Fi epic. Don't forget to use promo code DEFENDING at The Cryptic Closet for 21% off your order. Special thanks to: Seth Decker, Patrick Hall Patreon:  Merch:  Cryptic Closet:  Guest Twitter:  Music by: Kevin Aldridge

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Prisoners

    Prisoners

    Well with this episode we have officially reached the last episode of the year. Director Denis Villeneuve os already known as a powerhouse director with movies like Dune and Arrival under his belt, but one of his earlier movies often feels overlooked. Generally loved by most who have seen it, Prisoners just doesn't seem like it reached the huge audience it deserved. Today I sit down with former guest Brandon Prosek as we look at one of Denis Villeneuve's hidden crime masterpieces Prisoners.  Don't forget to use promo code DEFENDING at The Cryptic Closet for 21% off your order. Special thanks to: Seth Decker, Patrick Hall Patreon: Merch: Cryptic Closet: Guest Twitter: Music by: Kevin Aldridge

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Thor: The Dark Wold

    Thor: The Dark Wold

    The MCU at this point is so big that no ones list of their favorites looks the same. However I am willing to bet that in most people's list Thor: The Dark World is somewhere near the bottom. I personally never agreed with that opinion and for the first time I have two guests on the show who feel the same. Returning guest Seth Decker and Aerin Moriarty hop on the show to give a retrospective look on this maligned sequel and discuss how it may be perceived differently after Loki received his own Disney Plus series.  Don't forget to use promo code DEFENDING at The Cryptic Closet for 21% off your order. Special thanks to: Seth Decker, Patrick Hall Patreon: Merch: Cryptic Closet: Guest Twitter:     Music by: Kevin Aldridge

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    Slasher movies have never really been my jam. They always felt predictable and repetitive so I mostly avoided them. There were some stands outs like Scream but for the most part its a blank space in my film history. Today's episode sets out to correct that as J.D. Martin convinced me to watch one of the more interesting films in one of the bigger slasher franchises. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. This was a major turning point for the Friday franchise and one of the many I had never seen from this franchise. J.D. puts the movie in a perspective that I can relate to as he tries to convince me that slashers can in fact be awesome. J.D. also has two podcasts of his own, Comics Quest and Fables and Reflections. Special thanks to: Seth Decker, Patrick Hall Patreon: Merch: Cryptic Closet: Guest Twitter: Comics Quest: Fables and Reflections:   Music by: Kevin Aldridge

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    Well it's the holiday season and everyone has Spider-Man on the brain! With Marvel looking to drop it's biggest Spider-Man movie yet this week, I decided to take a look back at the LAST time there was a third Spider-Man movie. The Sam Raimi, Toby Maguire starring Spider-Man 3. Before Andrew Garfield donned the mask, and before sequels weren't allowed to have numbers anymore, Spider-Man 3 was once the most expensive movie ever made with the most "meh" reception. So today I sit down with guest Trayvon Mack as we discuss Spider-Man 3's lackluster approval at the time, and how it may be perceived now. Don't forget to use promo code DEFENDING at The Cryptic Closet for 21% off your order. Special thanks to: Seth Decker, Patrick Hall Patreon: Merch: Cryptic Closet: Guest Twitter: Music by: Kevin Aldridge

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

charley poffenberger ,

So interesting

What a great show with an awesome host! The premise really captured me. 10/10

Bruce K. ,

A Great Listen

I found this podcast while doing research for my own, which conicidentally covers the same subject. I love reading unproduced scripts, so I've enjoyed listening to people who take a somewhat different approach to the material.

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Behind The Scenes

I love this show. It’s really interesting to see what could have been with some of your favorite movies and some you’ve never heard of. I can’t wait to see what scripts the show will cover next. If you love the movies you’ll love this show.

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