56 episodes

Sean, Roy, Stefanie, Henno and guests tackle movies, TV, news, human interest. we discuss what moves us, and ask what moves you?

Moving The Needle Podcast Sean Hizny, Roy MacMillan, Stefanie Muniz, Henno Heitur

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 13 Ratings

Sean, Roy, Stefanie, Henno and guests tackle movies, TV, news, human interest. we discuss what moves us, and ask what moves you?

    Episode 56 - Goodfellas vs. Boogie Nights

    Episode 56 - Goodfellas vs. Boogie Nights

    This week, we lined up two great Hollywood films for your listening pleasure, 1990's, “Goodfellas” and 1997's, “Boogie Nights.”  Tonight, we are joined again by Steve from both the Not Just Another Geek and Not Just Another Disney podcasts. Both films explore the concepts of family, loyalty, and hubris. But is they share an ethos as well? 
    Sean and Henno sent Roy home to get his fu**ing shine box this week, and what an episode he missed! 
    How to connect with Steve:
    Not Just Another Geek Podcast
    Not Just Another Disney Podcast    

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 55 - Demolition Man Vs The Fifth Element

    Episode 55 - Demolition Man Vs The Fifth Element

    Grab your Multipass, and brush up on your shell game as we discuss Demolition Man versus the Fifth Element. Aging action heroes from the past, resurrected to bring peace to the future. we hope this episode brings you Joy Joy Feelings.

    we are joined by Ben from the Film Floggers podcast as well as Jeanie, returning to share her perspective on these very very male movies.

    You can find Ben here : https://filmfloggers.buzzsprout.com/
    More from Jeanie: https://twitter.com/tjlhigh

    Thanks for Listening!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 54 - Old

    Episode 54 - Old

    We are back with our second new release film discussion of the modern MTN era (the other was ‘On the QT’ when Once Upon a Time in Hollywood released in theaters).  This time, it’s the M. Night Shyamalan thriller, ‘Old.’  There is lots to unpack here.  We ask why we constantly see Shyamalan’s films knowing many of them are underwhelming.  Is Night simply a master of creating trailers?  Should he collaborate with better writers or directors, and if so, whom?  We have a lot to say about his ego sabotages much of his films.    
    We are joined by Steve, host of the currently on a semi-annual break, Not Just Another Geek and Not Just Another Disney podcasts.  Sean, Roy, and Steve worked together at a movie theater over 25 years ago, and they have podcasted together over 100 times.  Steve is one of the nicest people in the world, but that may not help M. Night Shyamalan tonight.   
    We hope you enjoy the show!   
    How to connect with Steve:
    Not Just Another Geek Podcast
    Not Just Another Disney Podcast            
    Connect with us!
    Facebook: Moving the Needle 
    Twitter: @mtnpod
    Instagram: @mtnpod
    E-mail us at mtnpodcast@gmail.com
    Our website is: http://mtnpodcast.com/
     

    • 47 min
    Episode 53 - Dead Alive/Braindead

    Episode 53 - Dead Alive/Braindead

    We are re-joined by Jo to discuss Peter Jackson’s 1992 (1993 in the U.S.) tour-de-force gore-fest, Dead Alive.  This movie is hard to find (unless you shop on eBay, are willing to take it from YouTube, or you’re a pirate), but it is available if you do the work.  If you haven’t seen it, most of us think you’re missing out.
    This film has both past horror references and is referenced by many as well.  We have a mother who smothers her son, zombies, stop-motion animation, violence, gore, gag-inspiring moments, and so much more.  If you love blood, gore, fun and interesting characters, and gross-out moments, this film is for you.    
    We hope you enjoy the show!  If you feel moved, please write us a review on your pod-player of choice. 
    Connect with Jo!
    Website
    Instagram
    Twitter
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    Facebook: Moving the Needle 
    Twitter: @mtnpod
    Instagram: @mtnpod
    E-mail us at mtnpodcast@gmail.com
    Our website is: http://mtnpodcast.com/
    Episode 54 is going to be a discussion about M. Night Shyamalan’s new release, Old.  Is this another good M. Night picture or an intriguing trailer wasted?  We welcome back Steve from @notanothrpod on this episode.

    • 50 min
    Episode 52 - Armageddon

    Episode 52 - Armageddon

    We want to thank you for your patience while we enjoyed a little Summertime fun. 
    We are back with Sara Netzley, our Dr. Fun, to watch 1998’s Michael Bay film, Armageddon.  This movie is action-packed.  The question is, did they pack a colon or a film?  How many of us are going to rate this film like a vicious life-sucking bitches from which there is no escape?  Are we going to discuss the merits of animal crackers vs. cookies?  Maybe.  We are certainly going to converse about the terrible jokes (for example, calling Stamper’s team The Wrong Stuff) and the frightening lack of pushback while one roughneck discusses underage girls.  Sean also unloads on Harry’s dressing down of the scientists because his Dad was a rocket scientist for many years (and we don’t get in the way of his rant by reminding him that it’s a movie). 
    Our panel puts the testy in Test of Time.  We hope you listen and enjoy it!
    Connect with Sara!
    Personal Twitter: @saranetzley
    Sara Whitney, her author alter-ego's Twitter: @sarawhitney_
    Connect with us!
    Facebook: Moving the Needle 
    Twitter: @mtnpod
    Instagram: @mtnpod
    E-mail us at mtnpodcast@gmail.com
    Our website is: http://mtnpodcast.com/
    If you could write a review on your pod player of choice, we would appreciate it very much.  
    Our next episode, #53, is Peter Jackson’s 1992 gore-fest, Dead Alive (AKA Braindead).  We are joined once more by Jo (@jomccunephotography – IG) to discuss the film. 

    • 1 hr
    Episode 51 - Speed 2 vs. A Good Day to Die Hard

    Episode 51 - Speed 2 vs. A Good Day to Die Hard

    If you listened to our Speed vs. Point Break episode, you heard us kick around the concept of what if chose two terrible sequels instead.  Well, here is the result.  Mike from the Adkins Undisputed Podcast and the Dana Buckler Show joins us to answer this.  We are debating which is worse: Speed 2: Cruise Control or A Good Day to Die Hard, AKA Die Hard 5.  We kicked around some other stinkers, but this one felt right to try first.
    As you know, Speed 2: Cruise Control left a wake of weak ticket sales, and it was more destructive to the studio’s books than the cruise liner crashing through St. Martin.  Some notable names, including Keanu Reeves and Gary Oldman, passed on this film.  A Good Day to Die Hard was successful, but who mailed it in more: the editor(s), writers, or Bruce Willis?  Jai Courtney doesn’t escape criticism either.  We hope you enjoy the process as we decide which one really, really sucks and sucks even worse. 
    Thank you for listening!  On Episode 52, we welcome back Dr. Sara Netzley, journalism professor by day and writer by night, to cover her pet film: Armageddon. 
    Connect with Mike:
    Michael Scott
    Adkins Undisputed
    The Dana Buckler Show
    Connect with us!
    Facebook: Moving the Needle 
    Twitter: @mtnpod
    Instagram: @mtnpod
    E-mail us at mtnpodcast@gmail.com
    Our website is: http://mtnpodcast.com/

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Let it move you!

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Needle It Through

Moving the Needle takes the idea of enjoying art, specifically movies but including other mediums, and explores what and why certain things move us emotionally. It’s a mix of fandom with true appreciation backed by engaging hosts. Give this a listen and subscribe now!

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Talk About What Matters

These hosts choose to talk about things that affect them, and they discuss in-depth what exactly moves them emotionally and why.

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