29 episodes

The official HBO Max Movie Club podcast provides a forum for fans of the service’s priority library films and new Saturday night theatricals via conversational host commentary, along with guest appearances from the folks who produced, directed, wrote, or starred in these very awesome movies. Hosted by comedian Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas), this fun (and often, hilarious) podcast that covers the freshest new releases and most beloved nostalgic films of the past is your one-stop-shop for all movies on HBO Max…and beyond.

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    • 4.7 • 203 Ratings

The official HBO Max Movie Club podcast provides a forum for fans of the service’s priority library films and new Saturday night theatricals via conversational host commentary, along with guest appearances from the folks who produced, directed, wrote, or starred in these very awesome movies. Hosted by comedian Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas), this fun (and often, hilarious) podcast that covers the freshest new releases and most beloved nostalgic films of the past is your one-stop-shop for all movies on HBO Max…and beyond.

    I Will Always Love “The Bodyguard” (with Sam Sanders)

    I Will Always Love “The Bodyguard” (with Sam Sanders)

    In some of the most unpredictable ways, “The Bodyguard” is the ultimate queer narrative! The romantic drama follows a former Secret Service agent tasked with protecting a high-profile actress and singer, iconically starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. On this episode, journalist & podcaster Sam Sanders joins Matt to explore the legacy of Whitney Houston’s acting debut. Most notably, the soundtrack for the film featuring Whitney’s cover of “I Will Always Love You,” cements the lovable legacy with the best-selling soundtrack of all time. At the height of her living stardom, Whitney’s performance was best highlighted by the film’s unforgettable musical moments and cultural iconography. 

    Watch on HBO Max: “The Bodyguard” until December 31, 2022
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    • 39 min
    Gimme Barrymore (with D’Arcy Carden)

    Gimme Barrymore (with D’Arcy Carden)

    The first in Drew Barrymore’s iconic pairings with Adam Sandler, “The Wedding Singer” is the perfect gentle yet sassy rom-com that could only be a product of the 90s. When Robbie, a wedding singer, meets Julia their friendship slowly reveals that they have both fallen for the wrong people. Gracing the pod today is actress, D’Arcy Carden, to gush over the film’s cutest moments on top of Drew’s life in the spotlight and her evolution as an actress and public figure. As a child star, Barrymore embodied Hollywood royalty for better or worse, but has since successfully solidified her legacy as a genuine and loveable star. “The Wedding Singer” is the cheesy will-they-won't-they that capitalizes on undeniable chemistry and underdog romance to rank as a fan favorite in Barrymore’s canon of Blockbuster hits. 

    Watch “The Wedding Singer” on HBO Max until December 31, 2022 and “Grey Gardens” on HBO via HBO Max.
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    • 41 min
    Feed Me, Seymour! (with Michelle Collins)

    Feed Me, Seymour! (with Michelle Collins)

    “Little Shop of Horrors” is an iconic American horror comedy musical turned film, but simply put, it is a cult classic. Starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, and countless iconic cameos, “Little Shop” somehow makes murder endearing when paired with a catchy, early 1960s rock & motown soundtrack. The film follows Seymour, a nerdy flower shop attendant, who seizes an opportunity to jumpstart the straining business, as well as a hopeful romance with his co-worker Audrey. Discovering an alien plant that feeds only on human flesh and blood, this adaptation of an Off-Broadcast musical toes the line between chaotic camp and creative comedy. To honor the madness, personality and mogul, Michelle Collins, joins Matt to dive into everything from the sexuality of an alien plant to the featured tentacle work. 

    Watch on HBO via HBO Max: “Little Shop of Horrors” until December 31, 2022
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    • 34 min
    This Year’s Miss Congeniality is . . . Sandra Bullock (with Joel Kim Booster)

    This Year’s Miss Congeniality is . . . Sandra Bullock (with Joel Kim Booster)

    If there is one thing we all want a little more than world peace, it’s Matt Rogers and comedian Joel Kim Booster to relive the Sandra Bullock masterpiece that is “Miss Congeniality.” Joining the movie club again this season, Joel and Matt rival mixed reviews for the film with their appreciation for every quotable moment and Bullock’s endless number of dedicated pratfalls. Bullock plays an undercover FBI agent who transforms from one of the boys to become a pageant queen in order to investigate a bomb threat targeting the Miss United States beauty pageant. With effortless performances from the likes of Michael Caine and Candice Bergen to William Shatner and Benjamin Bratt, the film is as far-fetched as it is loveable. Thankfully, Joel - ever the Sandra enthusiast - uplifts moments that gracefully highlight Bullock as the versatile and fearless comedic actress that she is.

     

    Watch on HBO via HBO Max: “Miss Congeniality” until December 31, 2022
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    • 39 min
    Magic Mike Mania (with Mary Beth Barone)

    Magic Mike Mania (with Mary Beth Barone)

    “Magic Mike” was the major box office hit to spawn the G-string paradise that would kick off the female frenzy and boost Channing Tatum’s sex symbol status as a movie star. This week, Matt is joined by comedian and friend, Mary Beth Barone, to revisit the cultural phenomenon that took straight women by storm. From the iconic Live stage show to the 3rd installment “Magic Mike’s Last Dance,” the original film became a franchise that could actually make hot beefcakes into art. Following the woes of Maimi’s Magic Mike, the headliner in an all-male revue, the screenplay was inspired by Channings own stint as a roofer by day and professional stripper by night. The film contains clear shock value with much eye candy, but is surprisingly even more shocking with it’s deeper storylines, star-studded cast, and acclimated direction by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. 

    Watch on HBO via HBO Max: “Magic Mike” until May 31, 2023 and “Magic Mike XXL” until July 31, 2022. “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” is heading to theaters on February 10, 2023.


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    • 33 min
    Simply The Best, Tina (with Ronald Young, Jr.)

    Simply The Best, Tina (with Ronald Young, Jr.)

    The legendary comeback queen, Miss Tina Turner herself is the focus of the heart-wrenching documentary respectively named, “Tina.” Angela Bassett’s Oscar-nominated performance as the soulful singer and dancer gave a glamorous, yet raw telling of a life of trauma and suppression. Matt is joined by HBO Docs Club host, Ronald Young Jr., to unpack over 50 years of Tina’s career in popular music and culture profiled in the film. The tragic, yet triumphant journey follows Tina as she reclaims a career controlled by her ex-husband, Ike Turner, and gyrates her own way to legendary status. Forever evolving her memorable career and style as a performer - Tina defines what it means to have star quality. 

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

ariana428 ,

Would follow Matt Rogers to the ends of the earth

I’ve been a Las Cultch fan for years. Matt shines on his own. This podcast is incredible!!! 💕

knycbck ,

L O V E

I hopped over to listen since I’m a reader of Las cultch - Matt is funny and engaging and could make pretty much any topic entertaining. Also the pod worked- gave me some ideas for what to watch tonight!

beppe4president ,

Matt is a star!

Love this podcast & the guests

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