119 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
    • 3.9 • 29 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 113: Dark City

    Ep 113: Dark City

    It's time to re-discover a hidden gem from the late 1990s, Dark City! A movie that was long dwarfed by The Matrix in a lot of the themes explored by both movies, does Dark City hold up today? We find out and we bring on our great friend, Brett Bowen, to help us dive into this one. Before we talk about the film, however, we rank our Top 5 Noir Films of all time as well! Which ones make our list? Find out! So, grab your strange syringes, grab your trench coats, and head out to find Shell Beach... it's time for Dark City!
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    00:00:00 Intro and Announcements 00:19:06 Top 5 Noir Films 00:48:36 Dark City Discussion Begins 01:39:51 Emma Visits the Doctor 02:00:20 The Strangers Discuss John 02:04:47 John and Emma Speak 02:17:29 The Cop Who Knows Too Much 02:52:15 John Confronts a Stranger 02:56:27 John Talks Logic With the Inspector 03:12:14 The Doctor Spills It 03:33:19 John Realizes His Power 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 54 min
    Ep 112: The King's Man

    Ep 112: The King's Man

    It's time to dive into the sequel for the very successful Kingsman: Secret Service series with The King's Man! Our amazing friend, Barrett Young joins us for this one as we unpack every moment of the film and play the scenes that shaped the film. There's a lot more here than we thought! Before that, however, we talk long about the best Comic Book movies... NOT from DC or Marvel in our 5X5 segment. After that, it's time to find out how the insane world of the Kingsmen started! So grab your tailored suits, don't forget your umbrella, and head into the shop... it's time for The King's Man!
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    00:00:00 Intro and Announcements 00:19:21 Top 5 Non-DC/Marvel Comic Book Movies 00:50:51 The King's Man Discussion Begins 01:21:37 Meet Polly 02:00:49 Bad Guys Planning 02:03:13 Orlando Tells Conrad About Realities of War 02:16:57 Learning About the Domestic Network 02:40:26 Conrad's Birthday 03:01:43 The Death of Conrad 03:10:16 Orlando Back in Action 03:20:58 Making Plans 03:34:32 End of the Final Fight 03:42:19 The Kingsmen Are Born 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
    Ep 111: Spider-Man - No Way Home

    Ep 111: Spider-Man - No Way Home

    It's time for one of our biggest shows yet as we analyze the latest MCU installment of Spider-Man! There was no way this was gonna be a short show! (Non-spoiler review included so you can listen to the entire show up to a certain point, and we will say when that is! And we have timestamps in the description and chapter headings to jump around if the length is an issue.) We play scenes right from the film and analyze them in a way only The Movie Defenders can. We have some big takes that are fun to kick around! Also we bring in an amazing friend of our show, Daryl Ewry, to help us break this down. We laugh, we cry, and we cheer! First, we each break down our Top 5 Spider-Man Movie Moments before unpacking this beast! So get your cures ready, don't forget your sling-rings, and get your Kleenex... it's time for Spider-Man: No Way Home on The Movie Defenders Podcast!
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    00:00:00 Intro and Announcements 00:12:47 Top 5 Spider-Man Movie Moments 00:51:16 Spider-Man: No Way Home Discussion Starts (Non-Spoiler) 01:08:23 SPOILER Discussion Begins 01:23:29 Peter and His Friends Need Lawyers 01:39:11 Messing Up the Spell 01:51:17 Catching Villains 02:06:40 Catching Electro and Sandman 02:25:10 Curing Doc Oc 02:35:17 Green Goblin in Control 02:41:33 May 03:10:31 They're Here! 03:22:47 Comforting Peter 03:39:04 Oh Those Webs We Weave 04:12:22 Goodbyes 04:27:03 Peter and Happy 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 47 min
    Ep 110: Rocky IV - Ultimate Director's Cut

    Ep 110: Rocky IV - Ultimate Director's Cut

    Let's go back in the way-back machine to reach back for some nostalgia as the Movie Defenders review a Rocky film for the first time ever! We don't just review any Rocky film... we review the new re-cut version of Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago - The Ultimate Director's Cut! What happens when a director removes half the movie, and puts that same amount back in? Let's find out together! Even if you haven't seen this movie, but saw the original, we'll play a lot of the new stuff for you and walk through every difference. This isn't just a normal Director's Cut as the entire film is re-edited! But before that we talk some big DC Snyderverse news that's cropped up recently! Then we dissect our Top 5 Rocky/Creed movie moments before tackling a brand new version of Rocky IV! So grab your stars and stripes trunks, get out and job and chop some wood, and don't forget to throw in the towel... it's time for Rocky IV: The Ultimate Director's Cut on The Movie Defenders podcast!
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    00:00:00 Intro and Announcements 00:20:43 Snyderverse DC News and Rumors 00:36:11 Top 5 Rocky/Creed Movie Moments 01:18:32 Rocky IV Director's Cut Discussion Starts 01:50:14 Apollo Asks Rocky About the Fight 01:54:59 The Music of Rocky IV 02:05:30 Adrian's Concerns 02:18:26 Living In America 02:35:13 The Funeral 02:41:14 Boxing Commission and Press Conference 02:56:44 No Easy Way Out 03:08:17 Burning Heart 03:11:22 Arriving at the Cabin 03:16:35 First Training Montage 03:21:30 Heart's On Fire Montage 03:31:13 Drago's Walkout 03:37:50 War 03:40:52 The Last Round & Victory 03:52:11 Rocky's Speech 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 5 min
    Ep 109: Ghostbusters - Afterlife

    Ep 109: Ghostbusters - Afterlife

    The second sequel to one of the most beloved franchises in film history is here! It's time to talk Ghostbusters: Afterlife on The Movie Defenders podcast! If you are a Ghostbusters fan, and either loved or didn't love this film, please give this a listen... you might just fall in love with it again. Keeping with tradition Donald's brother Drew joins us to discuss this new installment. And before we dive into the film we have some fun discussing films and tv we've seen recently, including a scene that many have forgotten was so good from a classic film. Then we unpack the Top 5 Paul Rudd movies and moments from his career. After all that fun, we tackle Ghostbusters: Afterlife! So grab your unlicensed nuclear accelerators, switch me on, and let's all pile into Ecto-1... it's time for Ghostbusters: Afterlife!
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    00:00:00 Introduction 00:20:09 Top 5 Paul Rudd Movies & Moments 00:51:38 Ghostbusters: Afterlife Discussion Begins 01:29:04 Arriving at Egon's Farm 01:41:59 Mr. Grooberson and School 01:48:28 Learning About Summerville 02:04:28 The Ghost Trap 02:20:46 Kids, Proton Packs, and Muncher 02:34:06 Arrested and the Phone Call 02:49:26 Finding Gozer and Shandor 03:05:41 Tears, Tears, Tears 03:17:43 Mid-Credits Scene 03:23:22 End-Credits Scene 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 34 min
    Ep 108: Interstellar

    Ep 108: Interstellar

    It's time to blast back to the Nolan-verse for a slingshot at Interstellar! We go back in time to 2014 and see what Nolan has in store. This movie is so big we needed reinforcements again as we always do as Brev Tanner returns to the show to add his perspective. Two of the three hosts of this show had never seen the film before... so how would they like it? Find out! But first before we dive completely into the film we break down our Top 5 Father/Daughter Movies/Moments in films as we even get help from our Patreon supporters this time! So don't vacuum your dust, burn your crops, and watch your bookshelves... it's time for Interstellar on The Movie Defenders podcast!
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    00:13:15 Top 5 Father/Daughter Movies/Moments 00:48:13 Interstellar Discussion Starts 01:38:06 Finding NASA 01:47:26 Plan A and B 01:51:04 Leaving 02:13:23 Miller's Planet Plans 02:32:17 Which Planet Next 02:48:53 No Plan A 03:03:47 Last Chance 03:15:45 TARS and Coop in the Singularity 03:25:16 Ending 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 43 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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.

DeathKnight71 ,

Great concept well executed!

Thanks for taking the time to produce this podcast. It’s great for my commute. Would love to hear your take on the three Dungeons & Dragons movies. Keep up the good work!

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