216 episodes

Matinee Heroes is a podcast dedicated to exploring hero cinema - from adventurers, heroes, and superheroes; from Jedi to buddy cops; from the Wild West, to the distant past, to futures both hopeful and dystopian, from ancient lands to the deepest reaches of outer space. In a time when we need heroes more than ever, Alan and Craig will try to understand just what makes our cinematic heroes tick, and how we can use that heroism in our everyday life.

Matinee Heroes Alan Cerny & Craig Price

    • Film Reviews
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

Matinee Heroes is a podcast dedicated to exploring hero cinema - from adventurers, heroes, and superheroes; from Jedi to buddy cops; from the Wild West, to the distant past, to futures both hopeful and dystopian, from ancient lands to the deepest reaches of outer space. In a time when we need heroes more than ever, Alan and Craig will try to understand just what makes our cinematic heroes tick, and how we can use that heroism in our everyday life.

    Judy

    Judy

    JUDY

    Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.  all while bravely struggling to overcome intensifying anxiety and physical decline.



    Craig and guest Valerie Cameron (@filmdanceplay on twitter) discuss 1930’s child abuse, upcoming nuptials, never giving up a microphone and the movie "Judy" on this week’s Matinee Heroes!



    This week's episode is sponsored by Matinee Heroes presents CastOFF!



    Round 2 continued last week as Jake Dietz overcame a solid recast by Alex Barnhill of Steel Magnolias to move on to the semifinals.



    This Tuesday January 26th at 9pmEst 6pmPST Randy Redacted and Tracy Mangum will meet in a rematch of last season’s semifinals as they recast the madcap farce: Clue, the Movie!



    See who will win this 16-person, single-elimination tournament to name the best Caster on the internet. Go to twitch.tv/matineeheroes or matineeheroes.com/castoff to subscribe to the video stream.



    Show Notes







    0:52

    Craig and guest co-host Valerie Cameron talk about her new relationship status, writing reviews for the 98.7 website and her podcasts "Movies that Make Us, The Multiplane Podcast and Seemingly Appropriate Podcast.

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    9:22

    Craig and Valerie discuss "Judy"

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    29:41

    Recasting



    50:55

    Double Feature



    1:00:24

    Final Thoughts

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    1:04:04

    A preview of next week's episode "Saving Mr. Banks"









    Next week, Craig and Cary Gordon delve into the making of Mary Poppins with Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks"

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Social Network

    The Social Network

    THE SOCIAL NETWORK

    On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. What begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history. But for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.



    Craig, Alan and guest Patrick Beatty (@PatBReviews on twitter) talk about misinformation, living in a bubble, virtual “friends” and the movie “The Social Network” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!



    This week's episode is sponsored by Matinee Heroes presents CastOFF!



    Round 2 continued last week Chaz Evans defeated Richard Jensen in a recast of Heat to secure a spot in the semifinals.



    This Tuesday January 19th at 9pmEst 6pmPST Jake Dietz and Alex Barnhill will get in touch with their feminine side when they recast Steel Magnolias!



    See who will win this 16-person, single-elimination tournament to name the best Caster on the internet. Go to twitch.tv/matineeheroes or matineeheroes.com/castoff to subscribe to the video stream.



    Show Notes







    1:11

    Craig, Alan and guest Patrick Beatty talk about all of Patrick's goings ons with Gaggle of Geeks and more. Head over to patreon.com/PatrickBeattyReviews to get all your Patrick needs.

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    17:16

    Craig, Alan and Patrick discuss "The Social Network"

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    54:33

    Recasting



    1:15:05

    Double Feature



    1:19:27

    Final Thoughts

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    1:23:42

    A preview of next week's episode "Judy"









    Next week, Craig and Valerie Cameron watch Renee Zellweger become Judy Garland in "Judy"

    • 1 hr 26 min
    A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind

    A BEAUTIFUL MIND

    Brilliant mathematician, John Nash, is on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now only his devoted wife can help him overcome his mental illness and move on to greatness.



    Craig and guest Zaki Hasan (@ZakisCorner on twitter) discuss Craig’s fear of his future Mental health, Scott Glenn appreciation, baby bathes and the movie A Beautiful Mind on this week’s Matinee Heroes!



    This week's episode is sponsored by Matinee Heroes presents CastOFF!



    Last week, Round 2 of the CastOFF! tournament saw veterans Rob Ervin and Patrick Beatty in a rematch of last season’s playoffs. The vets battled it out as recasting Boogie Nights where Rob redeemed himself with a sound victory to advance to the semi-finals.



    This Tuesday January 12th at 9pmEst 6pmPST Newbies Richard Jensen and Chaz Evans will crank up the temperature as they recast Michael Mann’s Heat!



    See who will win this 16-person, single-elimination tournament to name the best Caster on the internet. Go to twitch.tv/matineeheroes or matineeheroes.com/castoff to subscribe to the video stream.



    Show Notes







    1:02

    Craig and Zaki discuss teaching media studies from home and an update on The MovieFilm Podcast.

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    9:14

    Craig and Zaki discuss "A Beautiful Mind"

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    26:06

    Recasting



    38:44

    Double Feature



    39:43

    Final Thoughts

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    43:12

    A preview of next week's episode "The Social Network"









    Next week, Craig, Alan and Patrick Beatty get social, network and online with "The Social Network"

    • 45 min
    Amadeus

    Amadeus

    AMADEUS

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.



    Craig Alan and guest Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on twitter) discuss rivalries, dealing with genius, starting a new year and the movie Amadeus on this week’s Matinee Heroes!



    This week's episode is sponsored by Matinee Heroes presents CastOFF!



    On the last CastOFF! we had Jake Dietz and Ben Jones wrapping up round 1 by recasting Knives Out! It wound up being Ben who was backstabbed by the judges as Jake won to advance to the second round.



    This Tuesday January 5th at 9pmEst 6pmPST the 2nd Round starts with a rematch of the opening game of the last playoffs as Patrick Beatty and Rob Ervin attempt to recast Boogie Nights!



    See who will win this 16-person, single-elimination tournament to name the best Caster on the internet. Go to twitch.tv/matineeheroes or matineeheroes.com/castoff to subscribe to the video stream.



    Show Notes







    0:57

    Craig, Alan and guest Brendan Agnew look forward to 2021 and what they hope it will be like.

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    12:07

    Craig, Alan and Brendan discuss "Amadeus"

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    36:02

    Recasting



    1:04:44

    Double Feature



    1:10:29

    Final Thoughts

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    1:17:17

    A preview of next week's episode "A Beautiful Mind"









    Next week, Craig guest co-host Zaki Hasan get lost in the mind of John Nash in "A Beautiful Mind"

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

    The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale as the miser Scrooge meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.



    Craig is joined by guest co-host Tracy Mangum (@moviesmakeus on twitter) from Movies that Make Us and guest Author of The Dragon Knight James Owen (@CaveoPrincipia on twitter) as they discuss missing songs, the art of puppeteering, properly casting Muppets and the movie “The Muppet Christmas Carol” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!



    Show Notes





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    1:08

    Craig, Tracy and James discuss "The Muppet Christmas Carol"

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    31:10

    Recasting



    54:36

    Double Feature



    58:59

    Final Thoughts

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    1:03:53

    A preview of next week's episode "Amadeus"









    Next week, Craig, Alan and guest Brendan Agnew kick off a month of biopics with the manic "Amadeus"

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Time After Time

    Time After Time

    TIME AFTER TIME

    When Jack the Ripper flees across time in one of H.G. Wells' inventions, Wells follows him to the 20th Century. Now, in a city and a time completely unknown to him, Wells must find a way to stop the Ripper from continuing his streak of murders.



    Craig and Alan along with guest Richard Jensen (@theragingcelt on twitter) discuss the violence of the 70s, making podcasts, the likeability of Malcom McDowell and the movie “Time After Time” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!



    This week's episode is sponsored by Matinee Heroes presents CastOFF!



    Last week, Game 7 saw a veteran recast rematch as last season’s runner-up Patrick Beatty take on arch nemesis Cary Gordon. The more things change the more they stay the same as Patrick defeated Cary as they recast Tropic Thunder



    This Tuesday December 22nd at 9pmEst 6pmPST the 1st round ends with a newbie match-up as Jake Dietz of the Stolen Droids network takes on Ben Jones of Big Water Brewery to recast Knives Out!



    See who will win this 16-person, single-elimination tournament to name the best Caster on the internet. Go to twitch.tv/matineeheroes or matineeheroes.com/castoff to subscribe to the video stream.



    Show Notes







    1:13

    Craig, Alan and guest Richard Jensen discuss his new podcast "Another White Guy with a Mike"

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    7:42

    Craig, Alan and Richard discuss "Time After Time"

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    28:55

    Recasting



    46:14

    Double Feature



    50:35

    Final Thoughts

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    55:58

    A preview of next week's episode "A Muppet Christmas Carol"









    Next week, Craig, guest co-hosts Tracy Mangum and James Owen talk the holiday classic "A Muppet Christmas Carol"

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Great insights by 2 great movie buffs !!

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Alan and Craig educate and entertain.

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