237 episodes

The Official Podcast of Middle of the Row - @middleofrow

Middle of the Row Zac Oldenburg, Lauren Heimbaugh, Ben Grigsby, Rahul Jay

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

The Official Podcast of Middle of the Row - @middleofrow

    Goon Is Still Good Enough

    Goon Is Still Good Enough

    Goon was a flashback pick from late last year, but it was actually a 2012 release so now it is an actual flashback for the correct year! This was picked by Jon, but he didn’t make this episode, but Ben, Lauren and Zac all really enjoyed chatting about this hockey cult classic. Though, none of us have seen the sequel, so we don’t know if we can recommend that, but Scott and Schreiber are excellent here, so more of them is probably making it worth a watch. Also, maybe the most intense E.T. Watch in podcast history...


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    The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
    8 Words or Less, The Elevator Pitch, Why So & So, General Thoughts, Star Ratings (1:00)
    You Gotta See This, Let’s Talk About That Ending..., Performance Piece (13:30)
    Repeat After Me, But, Why?, The Hot Take Theater, Expert Opinions, The Upgradeables, To Infinity & Beyond?, Bonus Rounds/Catch All, One Last Pitch... (28:00)

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    • 42 min
    Malignant Sticks With You

    Malignant Sticks With You

    Malignant came out and set the internet on fire for a couple weeks last year, but it didn’t really work for most of our crew...until it did. Zac was on board throughout, but everyone agrees the final act is worth sticking around for. But, we debate a lot! Is the acting good? How intentional is Wan’s vision? Is it scary? Is it a comedy? Watch/listen/find out!

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    The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
    8 Words or Less, The Elevator Pitch, Why So & So, General Thoughts, Star Ratings (1:00)
    Spoilers, You Gotta See This, Let’s Talk About That Ending..., Performance Piece (17:00)
    Repeat After Me, But, Why?, The Hot Take Theater, Expert Opinions, The Upgradeables, To Infinity & Beyond?, Bonus Rounds/Catch All, One Last Pitch... (33:30)

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    • 50 min
    Take Amélie For A Spin

    Take Amélie For A Spin

    We are back with a flashback from last year, so it flashes back to 2001. Lauren picked Amélie, another Jean-Pierre Jeunet film from her, and its charms seemed to have won newcomer Ben over. Zac and Lauren continued to be big champions of the film, even if he thinks Amélie might be an emotional terrorist. Still, a fun chat and a lot of positive love for a movie that’s lost none of its charm all these year’s laters.


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    The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
    8 Words or Less, The Elevator Pitch, Why So & So, General Thoughts, Star Ratings (1:00)
    You Gotta See This, Let’s Talk About That Ending..., Performance Piece (8:00)
    Repeat After Me, But, Why?, The Hot Take Theater, Expert Opinions, The Upgradeables, To Infinity & Beyond?, Bonus Rounds/Catch All, One Last Pitch... (17:30)

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    • 32 min
    Don't Look Back At Reminiscence

    Don't Look Back At Reminiscence

    We are back, again, and digging deep into the backlog to hopefully start getting us back to the present. I plan on continuing to jump around in the releases, so bear with us as things might seem super random or super old! This week, we have a fun episode for a bad movie, Reminiscence. You probably forgot about this movie by now, so jump in the memory machine with us and revisit a film that was gone as soon as it arrived.


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    The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
    8 Words or Less, The Elevator Pitch, Why So & So, General Thoughts, Star Ratings (1:30)
    Spoilers, You Gotta See This, Let’s Talk About That Ending..., Performance Piece (17:30)
    Repeat After Me, But, Why?, The Hot Take Theater, Expert Opinions, The Upgradeables, To Infinity & Beyond?, Bonus Rounds/Catch All, One Last Pitch... (33:00)

    @middleofrow #nothe

    • 46 min
    Eternals Are Not Enough?

    Eternals Are Not Enough?

    The MCU’s third entry in 2021 was Eternals and we reviewed it when it hit Disney+. Now you can buy it anywhere and wonder what the hell is Zac thinking or just take some enjoyment agreeing with Ben and Lauren on this whole endeavor. We found a lot of common ground on both sides of this coin, but came out liking it and not on quite opposite spectrums.

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    The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
    8 Words or Less, The Elevator Pitch, Why So & So, General Thoughts, Star Ratings (1:00)
    You Gotta See This, Let’s Talk About That Ending..., Performance Piece (21:00)
    Repeat After Me, But, Why?, The Hot Take Theater, Expert Opinions, The Upgradeables, To Infinity & Beyond?, Bonus Rounds/Catch All, One Last Pitch... (56:50)

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    We Dig Around Dune

    We Dig Around Dune

    Just in time for some Oscars nominations, we are releasing our episode on Denis Villeneuve’s Dune! We all love his last film on this podcast, Blade Runner 2049, but we aren’t quite as unanimously positive on his latest. That’s not to say we aren’t positive, but maybe expectations were a little too high? Need to rewatch it? Anyways, lots of praise, lots to discuss, and everyone wants to see Part 2! Yay!



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    The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
    8 Words or Less, The Elevator Pitch, Why So & So, General Thoughts, Star Ratings (1:00)
    You Gotta See This, Let’s Talk About That Ending..., Performance Piece (27:15)
    Repeat After Me, But, Why?, The Hot Take Theater, Expert Opinions, The Upgradeables, To Infinity & Beyond?, Bonus Rounds/Catch All, One Last Pitch... (48:43)

    @middleofrow #nothe

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

acs825 ,

Great podcast

Highly recommend listening if you are interested in movies.

TwebCPA ,

Excellent reviews and commentary. Makes travel time go by fast.

I like to listen when traveling for work as it makes the time go by so much faster. Particularly like the insight from Zac and I’d recommend this podcast to anyone who enjoys film.

Kayak Fly Fisher ,

Decent show

I have listened to a few episodes. They seem to have a good attitude and knowledge of the movies. As I am not Woke, not real sure what Woke means, I am, however, awake, I think it is a bit much to pull a movie, just like a book out of the time/world in which it was created. Other than that postmodern draw back, it is a pretty solid show.

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