The Alienist Recap Episode 1×00 – The Alienist Primer

This episode serves as a brief primer for the new recap podcast about TNT’s limited series adaptation of The Alienist by the Midwest Podcast Network! Alex and Nick introduce themselves, talk about their interest in the series, Nick’s love for Caleb Carr’s novel, and more.
You can find us on twitter @jondy1703 and @nickblauvelt
Find our show at http://thealienist.tv/
Feedback can be sent to feedback@thealienist.tv
Be sure to check out the other podcasts on the Midwest Podcast Network: Midwest Game Nerds | Gone to Texas | Westworld FM | Horror Movie Yearbook
Our theme music is:
“Division” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 202 – The Dark Tower … and the rest of 2017!

thedarktowerAs we promised Joep, we’re back to talk about Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower! We also discuss just about every other movie we’ve seen so far in 2017!

Show Notes:

  • Introduction
  • Listener Feedback (0:02:25)
    • Gordan on Halt and Catch Fire
    • Tom
  • 2017 in review (0:05:55)
    • Rings
    • The Lego Batman Movie
    • John Wick: Chapter 2
    • A Cure for Wellness
    • Logan
    • Kong: Skull Island
    • Beauty and the Beast
    • The Belko Experiment
    • Power Rangers
    • Life
    • Colossal
    • The Fate of the Furious
    • Free Fire
    • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    • Alien: Covenant
    • Wonder Woman
    • The Big Sick
    • Baby Driver
    • Spider-Man: Homecoming
    • War for the Planet of the Apes
    • Dunkirk
    • Detroit
    • Annabelle: Creation
    • Death Note
  • A look ahead in 2017 (1:15:00)
    • Logan Lucky
    • It
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle
    • Flatliners
    • Blade Runner 2049
    • Suburbicon
    • Thor: Ragnarok
    • Justice League
    • Death Wish
    • The Disaster Artist
    • The Shape of Water
    • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Full Review: The Dark Tower *SPOILERS START IMMEDIATELY* (1:34:34)
  • Outro

Music and artwork were made for us by @mistajon on twitter.

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Episode 201 – Best of 2016 and Most Anticipated of 2017

100sliderThe film nerds finally return and they talk about a lot of what they missed over the past few months! We talk about some of our favorite movies of 2016 and what we’re looking forward to in 2017.

Show Notes:

  • Introduction
  • What We’ve Been Watching
    • Alex: TickledFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemHidden Figures (0:02:01)
    • Nick: SpotlightThe Big ShortBoogie NightsThe Jungle Book (2016) (0:05:30)
    • Tim: SplitxXx: The Return of Xander Cage (0:15:57)
    • Willie: Before We GoSt. Elmo’s FirePassengers (0:23:45)
  • Listener Feedback (0:29:08)
  • Favorite Movies of 2016 (0:32:25)
    • Extended Discussions –
    • Doctor Strange (0:32:49)
    • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (0:39:26)
  • Most Anticipated Movies of 2017 (1:22:20)
  • Outro

Music and artwork were made for us by @mistajon on twitter.

Follow the showWillieTim, Nick, and Alex on twitter.

Give us a call and leave a voicemail at (248) 733-5MFN or (248) 733-5636!

We’re also on Instagram (Username: MFNPodcast) and Vine (search for Midwest Film Nerds Podcast)!

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Go Subscribe to Horror Movie Yearbook!

img_7597Hey everyone! I just wanted to make sure that anyone that isn’t following us on Facebook or Twitter (as you should be!) is aware that Horror Movie Yearbook is now available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio and episode two about the year 1981 is out now! Go subscribe to, rate, and review Horror Movie Yearbook on your favorite podcatcher of choice and let us know if there’s another podcatcher you’d like to see us on!

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Episode 200 – The Two-Hundredth Episode!

MFNPRGBartworkIn 200 episodes, the Midwest Film Nerds Podcast has gained fans from around the world, and for this bicentennial episode we wanted to immortalize our loyal listeners! We also air some segments from our un-aired pilot episode. A great big thank you to all of those people out there who listened to and supported us over four long years. You are the reason we made it this far!

Show Notes:

  • Introduction
  • Tim’s Thoughts on Warcraft (0:02:00)
  • MFN Statistics (0:06:28)
  • Selections from our un-aired pilot (0:08:55)
  • Listener Features!
    • Gordon from Germany (0:28:02)
    • Joep from the Netherlands (0:48:33 )
    • Tom from Pennsylvania (1:08:14)
    • David Steel from Michigan (1:27:38)
    • Sandy from London (1:45:43)
    • Jason from Oklahoma (2:04:40)
    • Nancy from California (2:23:33)
  • Final Thorts (2:55:43)
  • Outro

Music and artwork were made for us by @mistajon on twitter.

Follow the showWillieTim, Nick, and Alex on twitter.

Give us a call and leave a voicemail at (248) 733-5MFN or (248) 733-5636!

We’re also on Instagram (Username: MFNPodcast) and Vine (search for Midwest Film Nerds Podcast)!

Send comments, feedback, “Food for Thought” questions to feedback(AT)midwestfilmnerds(DOT)com.

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Horror Movie Yearbook Episode One: The Class of 1999

img_7597The first episode of Horror Movie Yearbook is live! Join Tim and Willie as they pick three horror movies from a particular year and discuss the films as well as their cultural influence and relevance at the time! Episode one starts with the year 1999!

Episode Breakdown:

– Intro
– 1999 in Review
– The Blair Witch Project
– Quiz Time: 2000 MTV Movie Awards
– The Sixth Sense
– Fact or Fiction: J-Horror Edition
– Audition
– Outro

You can find more about Horror Movie Yearbook on Facebook, Twitter, and at HorrorMovieYearbook.com!

Stay tuned to your Midwest Film Nerds feeds to find out when the show will be available in all of the major podcast catchers!

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Episode 199 – Key Frames: Fight Club (1999)

fightclubThis week we finish the second series of “Key Frames” where we discuss movies that were and are key in our love of film. Alex’s pick is this week and it’s 1999’s Fight Club! Also, we talk about Everybody Wants Some!!Luke CageWestworld, and new Disney live action remakes of The Lion King and Mulan!

Show Notes:

  • Introduction
  • Housekeeping
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Tim: 40 minutes of Pride, Predjudice, and ZombiesEverybody Wants Some!!31 (0:09:28)
    • Willie: Netflix’s Marvel’s Luke Cage (0:16:4)
    • Alex: HBO’s Westworld (0:24:03)
  • Film News:
    • Corey Feldman performed on the Today Show (0:27:55)
    • Willie watched The Visit and The Boy (0:29:40)
  • Key Frames: Fight Club (1999) (0:42:49) **SPOILERS START IMMEDIATELY**
  • Outro

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Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

Follow the show and Alex on twitter.

Give us a call and leave a voicemail at (248) 733-5MFN or (248) 733-5636!

We’re also on Instagram (Username: MFNPodcast) and Vine (search for Midwest Film Nerds Podcast)!

Send comments, feedback, “Food for Thought” questions to feedback(AT)midwestfilmnerds(DOT)com.

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Westworld FM Episode 1×00 – Westworld Primer and Westworld (1973) Review

westworld-hbo-posterThis episode serves as a brief primer for the new Westworld recap podcast by the Midwest Podcast Network! Alex and Nick introduce themselves, talk about their interest in the new Westworld TV series, and review Michael Crichton’s original Westworld film!
You can find us on twitter @WestworldFM
Feedback can be sent to westworldfm@gmail.com
Be sure to check out the other podcasts on the Midwest Podcast Network: Midwest Film Nerds | Midwest Game Nerds | Gone to Texas
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Episode 198 – Key Frames: Memento (2000)

guy-pearce-memento-christopher-nolanThis week we continue “Key Frames” where we discuss movies that were and are key in our love of film. Nick’s pick is this week and it’s 2000’s Memento! Also, Summer Movie Wager results are in! We’ve got a smattering of other topics to discuss too.

Show Notes:

  • Introduction
  • Summer Movie Wager 2016 Results (0:02:24)
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Gordon (0:06:51)
    • Sandy (Alasdair) (0:08:12)
  • Brief Jumanji remake discussion (0:09:26)
  • Tim watched End of Days (0:11:35)
  • Willie watched The Visit and The Boy (0:17:49)
  • Alex watched Easy on Netflix (0:22:30)
  • Jorma Taccone and Will Forte revealed they’re working on MacGruber 2 (0:23:54)
  • Tim watched the Lethal Weapon and The Exorcist premieres on TV (0:26:57)
  • Key Frames: Memento (2000) (0:28:30)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:59:20)
  • Outro

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

Follow the show and Alex on twitter.

Give us a call and leave a voicemail at (248) 733-5MFN or (248) 733-5636!

We’re also on Instagram (Username: MFNPodcast) and Vine (search for Midwest Film Nerds Podcast)!

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Episode 197 – Key Frames: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

spider-man_2_posterThis week we continue “Key Frames” where we discuss movies that were and are key in our love of film. Tim’s pick is this week and it’s 2004’s Spider-Man 2! We also talk about the Emmys and what we’ve been watching including The ProgramThe Wire, and more!

Show Notes:

  • Introduction
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Nick: The ProgramThe Wire Season 1 (0:02:04)
    • Tim: Stranger ThingsRingu: Kanzenban, The Captains, The Blair Witch ProjectThe Sixth Sense (0:12:35)
    • Willie: The OfficeThe Blair Witch ProjectThe Sixth Sense (0:17:25)
    • Alex: Ghostbusters (2016), Braindead Season 1 (0:20:57)
  • Brief discussion on the Emmys (0:24:13)
  • Key Frames: Spider-Man 2 (2004) (0:27:49)
  • Outro

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

Follow the show and Alex on twitter.

Give us a call and leave a voicemail at (248) 733-5MFN or (248) 733-5636!

We’re also on Instagram (Username: MFNPodcast) and Vine (search for Midwest Film Nerds Podcast)!

Send comments, feedback, “Food for Thought” questions to feedback(AT)midwestfilmnerds(DOT)com.

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