Fine Movies. Fine Spirits.
By Fans Not Experts
A podcast by movie fans who have all known each other since they were kids growing up in the same neighborhood. Over 40 years! And now they get together to talk about some of their favorite (and some of the greatest) movies of all time. So sit back, enjoy a drink with them, and listen as they talk about some fine, fine movies...
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our US listeners out there! To the rest of you, um, happy 4th week of November! It's that time of year where we focus on the ones we love and of course on football - and what better movie brings together such a feeling as 1978's Heaven Can Wait! Chris and Dave have loved this movie forever, and Mikey just saw it for the first time for the pod. What did he think? Well you'll have to listen to find out. So, turn off the parade. Turn off the game (except for the Patriots game Thursday night). Turn off that video game the kids are playing in the other room - and all get together and listen to this brand new episode!
November 23, 2022
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Happy Halloween all you ghouls and boys and get ready to HAIL SATAN with our three hosts as they talk about the 1968 horror classic, Rosemary's Baby! So put your earbuds and listen to this episode while you pretend to pay attention to your kids while they're trick-or-treating...."Oh cool another peanut butter cup? That's great sweety....."
October 31, 2022
The Thing (1982)
Spooky Season is here! Okay it has been here for weeks, but we really wanted to be fashionably late with our first scary movie of the month as we talk about the 1982 horror classic, John Carpenter's The Thing! But fear not - it will NOT be our last scary movie of the month....
October 24, 2022
Billy Madison (1995)
WE ARE THE SMARTEST MEN ALIVE! And today we are here to welcome everybody back to school (a month late) as we discuss the 1995 Adam Sandler classic (yes, we said it), Billy Madison. So sit back in your pool, pour another daiquiri, and enjoy the show. And no, that penguin is not actually there.
October 15, 2022
The Usual Suspects (1995)
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was inventing podcasts. And today we have another great one as Chris, Dave and Mikey talk about the 1995 modern film noir classic, The Usual Suspects - a movie so good that we can separate it from its director and star - but we don't ignore that either. FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
October 06, 2022
You must remember this....We'll always have podcasts. And you'll always have Chris, Dave, and Mikey talking, drinking, and making fun of each other. Sometimes with great movies - and sometimes with an all-time classic like we have here in this episode when we talk about one of the greatest movies of all time, Casablanca, from 1942 starring Humphrey Bogart an dIngrid Bergman.
September 05, 2022
Almost Famous (2000)
There are few things in this world that move our lovable podcast hosts more than music and movies - and when those two things are combined in such a masterful way, well you can imagine how much Chris, Dave and Mikey all loved and loved talking about Cameron Crowe's 2000 love letter to Rock N' Roll - Almost Famous. So sit back, mellow out, and enjoy the ride...
August 21, 2022
Imagine showing up at someone's house and just staying there? Sure the 2019 Academy Award winning best picture Parasite is not based on a true story - but during the recording of this episode you will discover a very similar situation as Dave's son shows up in the middle of this episode to watch what turned out to be a truly terrible Celtics game. He's not a parasite, but I'm grasping at straws here. You will hear him, his father, Mike and Chris talking about this great movie. Well maybe not him that much, but the older guys can't stop talking about it... Since this is a foreign language film, there are no clips during the episode. In fact, Mike just pasted in the audio and really didn't do much editing at all...We'll see how that goes...
July 25, 2022
Die Hard (1988)
Welcome to the party pal! Yes yes, It's been a while since you last heard from your favorite movie fans, but Chris, Mikey and Dave are back - after a little summer vacation - to talk about the 1988 Bruce Willis cinematic classic, Die Hard. And we answer the question - is Die Hard a movie? I mean - yes it is. That's why we talked about it.
July 10, 2022
Old School (2003)
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to tonight's main event! This one was actually recorded 18 days ago and Mike finally got around to editing it for your listening pleasure. During this episode we learn how, for a short time, Chris almost lived out the plot of this movie - and how David can't spell the last name of his friend of over 42 years. Nothing matches friendship like that.
May 29, 2022
Finally! This one was recorded weeks ago and Mikey finally got off his ass and got the episode finished. He of course is joined as always by Chris and Mike talking about 1976's Rocky - a truly wonderful movie that all three of our hosts grew up loving. And stay tuned towards the end for a truly jaw dropping moment over a year in the making....
May 09, 2022
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Good evening, podcast listeners and welcome back to the next audio adventure of our three heroic hosts. In this episode Chris, Dave and Mikey discuss the 1991 Jonathan Demme classic, The Silence of the Lambs, starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. So put the god damn podcast in your ears. It does this or it gets the hose again....Fun for the whole family!
April 11, 2022
Miller's Crossing (1990)
What's the rumpus? We swear this episode was recorded in March and was just a few days after St. Patrick's Day! However, it took Mikey a few days longer than expected to finish up the episode of him, Dave and Chris talking the Coen Brother's 1990 "Miller's Crossing" - a movie 66% of our hosts watched for the first time for this episode!
April 04, 2022
The Godfather (1972)
50 years ago, Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo brought us a cinematic masterpiece - one of the greatest movies of all time - The Godfather. Today, our usual gang, Chris, Mikey and Dave are joined by a new member of the FNE family, and a literal member of Chris and Dave's family, Chris' baby brother Greg. Together the four of spend a few hours going through this legendary movie, while enjoying a beverage or two. Or three. Also, Greg is running in this year's Boston Marathon. Why would someone run so long on purpose when nobody is chasing them? Well, in Greg's own words: "I am one of many who hope to do just that on April 18th at the 126th Boston Marathon. Not to just fulfill some crazy dream, but to do it while helping Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund fight cancer." Yes Greg is raising money for an amazing cause, and if you have a chance please check out Greg's Fundraising page and donate if you can.
March 14, 2022
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Adventure awaits as Dave, Chris and Mikey are back to discuss one of the greatest movies of all time – and our third Steven Spielberg film – Raiders of the Lost Ark, from 1981. So put on your fedora, pack up your whip, and be prepared to kill as many bad guys as you can in the name of preserving history! Or at least listen to us talk about Indiana Jones doing just that.
February 28, 2022
Happy Valentine's Day, lovers! The theme of this episode is - puzzles. On one hand, Dave, Chris and Mikey watched three amazing actors giving commanding performances as they try to piece together the puzzle of a famous serial killer in David Fincher's 2007 masterpiece, Zodiac. And on the other hand - one of our hosts (rhymes with David) is actually doing a god damn jigsaw puzzle on Zoom while we're recording the episode. Don't worry - it's addressed.
February 15, 2022
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Who needs a radio when you have the podcast du jour!? Chris, Dave and Mikey are back to talk about what hat to be one of the funniest movies of all time. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels star in the Farrelly Brothers masterpiece, Dumb & Dumber. Get ready for a lot of clips and a lot of laughs – and yes, Dave was watching the movie while were recording. Professionals!
January 24, 2022
The boys are back for their first episode of 2022! For this one, we take you back to start of the millennium to talk about Christopher Nolan's film, Memento - starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joe Pantoliano. This movie messes with your mind, and hopefully - in our own fine way, we'll mess with your mind a bit too...
January 15, 2022
Poddersville VI: It’s A Wonderful Reunion
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays, and all that fun stuff! The boys are back one more time in 2021 to spend time some time talking about the movie that started it all - "It's a Wonderful Life" - and to look back on their first year of dominating the world of movie podcasting. Don't look that up, you'll just have to trust us. See you in 2022!
December 23, 2021
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
The Christmas Season is in full swing as Mikey, Dave and Chris discuss the 1989 John Hughes written, Chevy Chase starring "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." It's a movie that has become a beloved Christmas classic over the past 30 years. It's also a movie that two of our three hosts like. It won't take you long to figure out which one of the boys isn't a fan. It was Dave.
December 08, 2021
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Happy Thanksgiving everybody! David, Chris and Mikey are together on Thanksgiving Eve (rather than go out and drink with other people at bars which is apparently what younger cool people do on this night?) and we're here to talk about the 1987 John Hughes classic, "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" starring the legendary comedians Steve Martin and John Candy. Consider this our kickoff to the holiday season!
November 25, 2021
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
To honor our nation's veterans, Mikey, Dave and Chris talked about the 1998 Steven Spielberg classic, "Saving Private Ryan" starring the great Tom Hanks. While this was recorded on Veterans Day, Mikey was not able to get it finalized and edited until tonight, and even though it's later than we had hoped - it's never too late to say thank you to our vets and our current troops. We hope you enjoy this episode!
November 22, 2021
The Exorcist (1973)
Happy Halloween everybody! It's the last day of Spooky Season so we thought we'd give you one more night of fright as we talk about quite possibly the scariest movie of all time in William Friedkin's 1973 classic, The Exorcist. Chris is drinking a special beer - Mikey is drinking a very special whiskey - and Dave is drinking his sorrows away as he discusses something very traumatic that happened to him only hours before. But to be fair it was probably more traumatic for the deer....
October 31, 2021
Spooky season continues as Dave, Mikey and Chris are back to talk about the original 1978 John Carpenter classic horror film, Halloween. AND if you stick around at the end, Chris and Mikey talk a little bit about the 2021 Michael Myers family-fun adventure, Halloween Kills for a bit – before somehow talking about another Halloween (holiday not franchise) movie.
October 25, 2021
The Shining (1980)
The Spooky Season is upon us! What better way to kick off the Halloween Season than to talk about a Horror classic - So Dave, Chris, and Mikey go back to 1980 to discuss Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. You may have heard of it.
October 11, 2021
It's a hell of a thing doing a podcast about movies - and today our trio of podcast assassins ride into town and discuss the 1992 Clint Eastwood modern classic, Unforgiven, starring Clint, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Richard Harris. Chris has loved this movie for years. Dave saw this movie right when it first came out - and Mikey watched it for the first time ever just for this episode. Sit back, tip your hat, lay by the fire and enjoy...
September 26, 2021
The Town (2010)
The finest podcasters around are back for another fine podcast about a fine movie whilst drinking some fine beers. In this episode they discuss the 2010 Ben Affleck film The Town - and they do it with a few of those very same Boston accents.
September 06, 2021
Wind River (2017)
The boys are back to talk about another fine movie....What happens when you take two actors most known for being in a superhero movie, and put them in a down-to-earth, American western/frontier/mystery from writer/director Taylor Sheridan? You get the amazing Wind River from 2017, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Follow the show on Twitter and on Instagram. Like all the cool kids do.
August 18, 2021
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
An animated movie? A comic book movie? Could this be possible? The stars have somehow aligned or perhaps pigs (Spider-Pigs) have finally flown - because yes, Mikey, Dave and Chris are back to talk about the AMAZING 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. And if you're on social media, and what hip cool person isn't, you can follow us on Twitter and on Instagram.
August 01, 2021
The boys are back to talk about what is probably their favorite or if not one of their very favorite movies of all time - the Steven Spielberg classic and one of the finest (see what we did there) movies ever made - JAWS. Come along with us on an epic adventure that takes some very odd turns, including part of the podcast being recorded from one of the host's car - and stick around for a couple musical numbers at the end that Mike demanded be added in his contract as he is still trying to promote last year's JAWGUST celebration.
July 16, 2021
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
The boys are back with another heart-pounding, hair-raising, jaw-dropping episode where this time, Chris, Mike, and David go all the way back to the year 2019 and talk about James Mangold's Ford v Ferrari starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale.
June 27, 2021
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
"Episode 8 or: How we finally got Dave to see this movie for the first time, and Mike seeing it for the first time since college". As usual, Chris drives the boat, chief. We know that's not a Dr. Strangelove reference. Too bad, get used to it.
June 15, 2021
Kudos to Chris for doing the heavy lifting in this episode, while having to deal with one co-host's sick dog crying (she's doing okay now) and the other host caught clipping his toenails during the show. We're nothing if not professional while we talk about the classic 1990 Martin Scorsese film, Goodfellas.
May 31, 2021
Your favorite trio of podcasters is back to talk about the heat-warming tale of a drummer boy and his teacher. Tonight Dave, Chris and Mike gush over the 2014 Damien Chazelle film, Whiplash. Only two of the guys have a drink tonight. The third one did just got his second dose of the covid vaccine, so he just stuck to pineapple delivered to him live on the show by his son and friends. We are nothing if not professional.
May 15, 2021
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Tonight these bastards are talking about those Basterds! Mikey, Chris and Dave go back into the world of Quentin Tarantino to discuss his 2009 masterpiece, Inglourious Basterds. And for two episodes in a row, someone is drinking milk. Delicious milk.
May 02, 2021
No Country For Old Men (2007)
The Boys are to talk about the 2007 musical-family-comedy, a delight for the entire family, "No Country For Old Men" directed by the Coen Brothers. What a fun light-hearted romp of a tale that the boys enjoy discussing while enjoying a few drinks. Including milk.
April 18, 2021
The Graduate (1967)
Tonight the boys go all the way back to 1967 to talk about the classic Mike Nichols' film The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. A movie two of our hosts have loved for years, and the other guy watched for the FIRST time specifically for this episode. Hilarity ensues - but would you expect anything less?
April 07, 2021
Midnight Run (1988)
The "Fine Boys" are back! Hmm, that name is not going to stick - but still Chris, Dave and Mikey are back again to talk about the GREAT Midnight Run from 1988, starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. If you haven't guessed by now, we're picking movies that we love to talk about - and we hope you love them too!
February 20, 2021
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019)
Almost everything in Hollywood is a reboot, so we thought - why not reboot the podcast? What was once "Poddersville" is now a more general movie podcast, "Fine Movies. Fine Spirits." And what better way to kickoff the newly branded podcast then by talking Quentin Tarantino's love letter to old Hollywood! Chris, Dave and Mikey sit down together through the magic of technology and talk about this 2019 film while enjoying a few beverages - none of which unfortunately were whiskey sours.
January 11, 2021
Poddersville V: It’s A Wonderful Finale
Merry Christmas! It’s Christmas Eve and Poddersville is back with their finale episode – but fear not faithful listener, the podcast will return with a new name to start covering other movies soon! In the meantime, if you enjoyed the previous episode – you’re going to LOVE this one as our hosts basically try to do a “re-do” of the final 30 minutes of “It’s. Wonderful Life” and while they do cover many of the same beats, there are some fresh thoughts added, and in the final seconds the appearance of what could possibly be the fourth host of the show someday? Probably not. SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Spotify | Castbox | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Anchor CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org | Leave A Message
December 25, 2020
Poddersville IV: It’s A Wonderful George Bailey
Welcome back to Poddersville! In this (not quite finale) episode, Chris, Dave, and Mike ask each other a little trivia before picking up their conversation where they left off last time. They get through the entire movie only to later realize - we can do better - so get ready for more of the same but BETTER tomorrow night, Christmas Eve! SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Spotify | Castbox | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Anchor CONTACT: email@example.com | Leave A Message
December 24, 2020
Poddersville III: It’s A Wonderful Speech
Welcome back to Poddersville! In this episode, Chris, Dave, and Mike pick up the conversation in one of their favorite scenes (of a multitude of favorite scenes) featuring an epic speech by George Bailey. Look for more Poddersville coming this week as we get closer to Christmas! SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Spotify | Castbox | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Anchor CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org | Leave A Message
December 23, 2020
Poddersville II: It’s A Wonderful Dinner Table Scene
Welcome back to Poddersville! In this episode, Chris, Dave, and Mike start the process of going through "It's a Wonderful Life" scene by scene. And one of our hosts seems to finish a drink and start a new drink in one impressive motion. SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Spotify | Castbox | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Anchor CONTACT: email@example.com | Leave A Message
December 18, 2020
Poddersville I: It's A Wonderful Introduction
Welcome to Poddersville! In this first episode we introduce ourselves (or one of us at least) and give some overall thoughts on the movie. Look for future episodes where we lasso the moon! SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Anchor CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org | Leave A Message
December 14, 2020