200 episodes

Are you a retro movie geek? Do you love movies and pop culture from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s? Then this is the show for you! Join Joel, Peter and Darrell as they travel back to the days when video stores were everywhere and VHS was king!

Retro Movie Geek Joel G. Robertson

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 19 Ratings

Are you a retro movie geek? Do you love movies and pop culture from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s? Then this is the show for you! Join Joel, Peter and Darrell as they travel back to the days when video stores were everywhere and VHS was king!

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Fotns1 ,

Perfect Movie Nostalgia

When you examine what makes a good podcast, the two main ingredients are content and hosts. This podcast has both brewed to perfection. If you love older movies, some mildly crude humor, great hosts, and witty banter, this podcast is for you. Each episode is teeming with nostalgia and the hosts comical, yet insightful examination of a movie’s plot, character motives, as well as bits of trivia, keep me coming back and wanting more. One of the five podcasts that I truly love!

KeeperOTD ,

Do Not Ask For Which The Cast Trolls (it’s all of them)

Two of the three hosts are wonderful and the stated title premise is a good one. That said, the main host actively trolls every single film with unrealistic expectations and unfair nitpicking (and clearly has attention deficit issues that are made far worse when he has IMDB open). Every episode is a sloppy, meandering, strangely negative mess that a good editor (or better, a competent host keeping the show on track) could easily fix. Of the dozen episodes spanning their catalog I listened to, I found all of them to be depressingly scattered in irrelevant discussion of barely tangential topics (barely talking about the supposed film in focus) and worse, felt the premise is not celebrated in the way the show title would suggest. There’s no real love or enjoyment to be found at all; instead of appreciation there’s endless complaint about how Blue Thunder is boring or inappropriate (which sounded like an entitled millennial was watching and not actual fan of the era or of good thrillers), there’s whining about Meg Ryan’s character arc in The Presidio instead of how fun Connery and Harmon are together, attacks on how Con Air and Red Dawn aren’t totally realistic...yes, we know that, they aren’t documentaries on best practice prisoner transport or asymmetric guerrilla warfare, they are dumb, fun entertainment and that’s all they need to be. This show pretends to celebrate genre films of a different decades but instead is an excuse for the main host to troll the audience and often his co-hosts about what they love whether it’s attacking Babylon 5 or anything else he can be hateful of to get a reaction and ultimately it feels cheap and pathetic.
Being overly critical of movies? We Hate Movies and How Did This Get Made do that a hundred times better and still seem respectful, you should go listen and see what genuinely good film podcast sounds like in humor, structure, and an honest approach to their stated premise. 1 star for each of the good co-hosts who have to sit through this narcissistic, ego trip trollfest of a podcast.

mauriceajones ,

Classic podcast

With the holy trinity of podcast hosts, Retro Movie Geek is THE best movie podcast in the retro universe! Darrell is hilarious as all hell, Peter beyond a character and Joel is a classic retro host. With all their powers combined Retro Movie Geek is packed with non stop laughs and intriguing fun discussions about you’re some of your favorite movies. This is the podcast to listen immediately! As you’ll feel like your with friends. Do it up!

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