127 episodes

The Movie Defenders is a podcast which discusses the positive aspects of popular movies. Most movie review podcasts spend the entire time tearing down the movies you love instead of celebrating them. We take popular movies that have been ridiculed by critics and defend them. Come listen to a fun discussion of the movies you love, or perhaps re-consider a movie again that you didn't like as much as you wish you did. If you like movies, you found the only podcast with movie reviews that loves them as much as you do!

The Movie Defenders Movie Reviews for your favorite movies

    • TV & Film
    • 4.0 • 32 Ratings

The Movie Defenders is a podcast which discusses the positive aspects of popular movies. Most movie review podcasts spend the entire time tearing down the movies you love instead of celebrating them. We take popular movies that have been ridiculed by critics and defend them. Come listen to a fun discussion of the movies you love, or perhaps re-consider a movie again that you didn't like as much as you wish you did. If you like movies, you found the only podcast with movie reviews that loves them as much as you do!

    Ep 121: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Ep 121: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    It's time to head back into the MCU with the latest chapter, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness! We examine everything from the writing, character arcs, themes, score, and everything in between in this long-form discussion in which we play several scenes right from the film. We also kick around our top 5 movies of all time about magic! After that it's time to discuss the latest Marvel film. So grab your Sling Ring, remember dream walking is dangerous, and careful which book you read from... it's time for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on The Movie Defenders podcast.
    Click here to listen and connect anywhere: https://linktr.ee/moviedefenders
    00:00:00 Intro and Announcements 00:19:50 Top 5 Movies About Magic 00:39:32 Dr. Strange Discussion Begins 01:20:12 Meet America 01:30:44 Wanda is The Scarlett Witch 01:59:56 Mordo the Good Guy 02:12:04 Enter Christine 02:21:30 The Illuminati 02:35:27 Professor X Explains 02:59:55 Strange Possesses Strange 03:07:18 America Controls Her Powers Special thanks to all of our amazing Patreon supporters!
    Brett Bowen
    Barrett Young
    Brev Tanner
    Kevin Athey
    Marcin Miduch
    Joshua Loy
    Josh Evans
    Mark Martin
    Megan Bush
    Richard Cree
    Alexis Borchardt
    Mark Nattress
    Bart German
    Alex Kirby
    Michael Puckett
    Ena Haynes
    Daryl Ewry
    Sean Masters
    Randal Silver
    Attack of the Killer Podcast

    • 3 hr 39 min
    Ep 120: Cowboys and Aliens

    Ep 120: Cowboys and Aliens

    It's time to take a look at an oft-forgotten sci-fi flick by one of the best modern sci-fi directors, Jon Favreau, as we dig into Cowboys & Aliens! We examine if there is more here than the public has forgotten, and get into the characters, writing, effects, and an absolutely stellar cast. Before we examine the film, we discuss our top 5 genre-blending movies in the same way that this movie is a sci-fi/western! Then we unpack the movie in a way like only we do. So grab your wrist-guns, get your six-shooters, and don't forget the dog... it's time for Cowboys & Aliens on The Movie Defenders podcast!
    Click here to listen and connect anywhere: https://linktr.ee/moviedefenders
    00:00:00 Intro and Announcements 00:22:09 Top 5 Genre Blending Movies 00:50:50 Cowboys & Aliens Discussion Starts 01:26:58 Percy Shoots Up the Place 01:42:02 Jake Gets Arrested 02:02:17 Doc Practices, Woodrow & Nat 02:20:30 Jake's Old Gang 02:38:46 Captured and Ella's Return 02:49:39 Plans and Reinforcements 03:00:13 The Battle Begins Special thanks to all of our amazing Patreon supporters!
    Brett Bowen
    Barrett Young
    Brev Tanner
    Kevin Athey
    Marcin Miduch
    Joshua Loy
    Josh Evans
    Mark Martin
    Megan Bush
    Richard Cree
    Alexis Borchardt
    Mark Nattress
    Bart German
    Alex Kirby
    Michael Puckett
    Ena Haynes
    Daryl Ewry
    Sean Masters
    Randal Silver
    Attack of the Killer Podcast

    • 3 hr 24 min
    Ep 119: Knives Out

    Ep 119: Knives Out

    It's time for us to review a very well-received and award-winning whodunit thriller... Knives Out! With a fantastic ensemble cast, Rian Johnson weaves a creative mystery that's honestly unlike most modern films in all the best ways. We'll talk about all the incredible writing, performances, nuance, things you might not have caught, and every plot twist. But before that, we play "There Can Be Only One" as we are forced to pick the very best film from several of the cast members. Then it's time to analyze the winner for Best Screenplay at the Oscars! So don't forget to clean your shoes, hide all the evidence, and make a copy of that toxicology report... it's time for Knives Out on The Movie Defenders podcast! Click here to listen and connect anywhere: https://linktr.ee/moviedefenders
    00:00:00 Intro and Announcements 00:16:32 There Can Be Only One 00:33:16 Knives Out Discussion Starts 01:00:10 Enter Benoit Blanc 01:23:34 Marta Makes a Big Mistake 01:44:22 Blanc Recruits Marta 01:58:38 Ransom Makes an Appearance 02:27:08 Walt Confronts Marta 02:48:42 Blanc Figures It All Out Special thanks to all of our amazing Patreon supporters!
    Brett Bowen
    Barrett Young
    Brev Tanner
    Kevin Athey
    Marcin Miduch
    Joshua Loy
    Josh Evans
    Mark Martin
    Megan Bush
    Richard Cree
    Alexis Borchardt
    Mark Nattress
    Bart German
    Alex Kirby
    Michael Puckett
    Ena Haynes
    Daryl Ewry
    Sean Masters
    Randal Silver
    Attack of the Killer Podcast

    • 3 hr 36 min
    Ep 118: The Matrix - Resurrections

    Ep 118: The Matrix - Resurrections

    It's time to talk about and analyze an underrated movie that many aren't giving a lot of credit... The Matrix: Resurrections! With great friend of the show, Sean Masters, we dive deep into nerdy discussion about the writing, filmmaking, themes and more with this big sequel. But before we start talking about the movie, we each break down our top 5 helicopter scenes from films with a fun 5 x 5 segment! (Sean is a helicopter pilot!) After that we start to talk about a sequel that many love, and many didn't get. So look into the mirror, beware of black cats, and for goodness sake... TAKE THE RED PILL! It's time for The Matrix: Resurrections on The Movie Defenders Podcast!
    Click here to listen and connect anywhere: https://linktr.ee/moviedefenders
    Listen to Sean's Savage Rifts RPG podcast, The Voice of Hope: https://voiceofhopepodcast.podbean.com/
    00:00:00 Intro and Announcements and RIP Taylor Hawkins 00:20:20 Top 5 Helicopter Scenes in Movies 01:01:00 The Matrix Resurrections Discussion Begins 01:31:34 Bugs Gets Morpheus Out 02:06:01 Neo Takes the Red Pill 02:22:54 Everything Mattered 02:55:44 Enter Smith, Merv, and the Exiles 03:08:17 The Analyst Chews the Scenery 03:31:42 The Plan 03:41:39 Trinity's Rescue 04:00:15 Confronting the Analyst / The End Special thanks to all of our amazing Patreon supporters!
    Brett Bowen
    Barrett Young
    Brev Tanner
    Kevin Athey
    Marcin Miduch
    Joshua Loy
    Josh Evans
    Mark Martin
    Megan Bush
    Richard Cree
    Alexis Borchardt
    Mark Nattress
    Bart German
    Alex Kirby
    Michael Puckett
    Ena Haynes
    Daryl Ewry
    Sean Masters
    Randal Silver
    Attack of the Killer Podcast

    • 4 hr 20 min
    Ep 117: The Batman (2022)

    Ep 117: The Batman (2022)

    It's time to venture back to Gotham with the help of Matt Reeves with The Batman! This incredible movie is a film lover's dream with so much to chew on and talk about. We play a lot of scenes from the film and analyze them, break them down, and discuss in a way you'll only hear with us! First, we play a new game: There Can Be Only One, as we pick the very best from the cast of The Batman. Then we dissect and discuss this beast of a DC Comics movie. So grab your carpet tuckers, write some greeting cards, and don't forget the duct tape... it's time for The Batman on The Movie Defenders podcast!
    Click here to listen and connect anywhere: https://linktr.ee/moviedefenders
    00:00:00 Intro and Announcements 00:13:33 There Can Be Only One 00:36:45 The Batman Discussion Begins 00:56:21 Keeping Score: The Batman 01:30:53 The First Crime Scene 01:57:53 Annika is Gone & The Riddler 02:04:14 Selena Spies in 44 Below 02:26:54 The Mayor's Memorial 02:43:41 The Car Chase Tho! 02:53:59 Interrogating the Penguin 03:08:30 Selena Wants to Talk 03:26:01 Alfred Explains the Past 03:33:32 Selena Sends a Signal 03:44:51 Falcone Assassinated 03:55:10 Batman & Riddler in Arkham 04:24:14 Batman Has a New Purpose Special thanks to all of our amazing Patreon supporters!
    Brett Bowen
    Barrett Young
    Brev Tanner
    Kevin Athey
    Marcin Miduch
    Joshua Loy
    Josh Evans
    Mark Martin
    Megan Bush
    Richard Cree
    Alexis Borchardt
    Mark Nattress
    Bart German
    Alex Kirby
    Michael Puckett
    Ena Haynes
    Daryl Ewry
    Sean Masters
    Randal Silver
    Attack of the Killer Podcast

    • 4 hr 42 min
    Ep 116: The New Mutants

    Ep 116: The New Mutants

    It's time for some fun while we revisit what we feel is an unfairly criticized film, and one that was skipped and forgotten a couple years back... The New Mutants. 20th Century Fox, before the merger, had big plans for this franchise, and friend of the show Brev Tanner joins us to help break down this misunderstood film. Before we talk about the movie, we break down our Top 5 casting choices for the X-Men franchises, but not including Magneto, Professor X, or Wolverine! Some of our choices may surprise you! Then it's off to talk the film! So, grab your dragon puppets, don't forget your bear necklace, and always make out in the pool... it's time for The New Mutants!
    Click here to connect and listen anywhere: https://linktr.ee/moviedefenders
    00:00:00 Intro and Announcements 00:17:38 Top 5 X-Men Casting Choices 00:48:34 The New Mutants Discussion Begins 01:17:57 Dani Wakes Up to a Nightmare 01:49:08 Illyana Picks on Dani 02:05:30 Kids in the Attic 02:31:22 Dani Causes Nightmares 02:45:20 Dani Shows Kindness to Illyana 02:54:01 Dr. Reyes Is Going to Kill Dani 03:02:57 Playing With the Demon Bear Special thanks to all of our amazing Patreon supporters!
    Brett Bowen
    Barrett Young
    Brev Tanner
    Kevin Athey
    Marcin Miduch
    Joshua Loy
    Josh Evans
    Mark Martin
    Megan Bush
    Richard Cree
    Alexis Borchardt
    Mark Nattress
    Bart German
    Alex Kirby
    Michael Puckett
    Ena Haynes
    Daryl Ewry
    Sean Masters
    Randal Silver
    Attack of the Killer Podcast

    • 3 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Kyle-MDMT ,

Deep Dives without Hate

Scott and Don do a great job of focusing on the positives of their subject movies, and it’s just refreshing. Highly recommend

mike puck ,

Great show

In-depth long form movie review show that is highly entertaining and informative. The hosts are great and their friendship really helps listeners connect to the podcast and feel part of the community.

Dragoonbill ,

A new perspective

I started listening to this show because of it crossing over with The Order 66 podcast and what a gem it is. I don’t always agree with them but that’s not really the point. They always make good points about movies and have some pretty awesome talking points. Would recommend to anyone who maybe wants to like a movie a bit more.

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