Mike & Mike Go To The Movies

Mike & Mike Go To The Movies

By Michael Smith
Mike Smith and Mike DeCriscio are two guys who love movies - so much so they had the completely original idea of doing a whole podcast about it! The two have been podcasting for years, and now this revamped version of their show will have reviews of the latest movies, retrospectives on their favorite media, discussions about a bunch of random topics, and jokes! Lots of jokes!
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Let's Rank Mel Brooks Movies!
On the latest edition of Let's Rank, Mike & Mike talk one of the most formative filmmakers of their childhoods: Mel Brooks! We discuss everything from THE PRODUCERS to SPACEBALLS, and count down our top 5 favorite Mel Brooks movies. 
1:21:14
July 31, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #12 (Palm Springs, The Old Guard, Starship Troopers, and more)
Vin Craig (acclaimed star of THE DEAD DON'T DIE) returns to the podcast to catch us up on what he's been watching during quarantine. We talk new releases like THE OLD GUARD, PALM SPRINGS, and THE BEACH HOUSE, plus some other stuff like STARSHIP TROOPERS, HAUSU, LEGALLY BLONDE, and Rob Zombie's Firefly trilogy!
1:31:19
July 24, 2020
Mike Makes Mike Watch - Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure / PIGS!
We embark upon a most excellent adventure as we gear up for the (hopefully soon) release of BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC - Mike D had never seen the first two movies! So we made him watch those, while Mike S was forced to finally get around to watching the '70s exploitation horror film that Mike D's been talking about for months - PIGS! 
58:12
July 16, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #11 (Hamilton, Eurovision Song Contest, Commando, and more)
We are not throwing away our shot to finally talk about HAMILTON, so Mike and Mike engage in a mini-review of the new concert film available on Disney+! We also talk everything from Argento to Spielberg, Pixar to Schwarzenegger, and we choose the movies for the next edition of Mike Makes Mike Watch. Check it out! And play Jaja Ding Dong! 
1:09:19
July 9, 2020
Let's Rank The Pixar Movies!
2020 is the 25th anniversary of Pixar's first feature-length film, TOY STORY, so to celebrate, we decided to rank our favorite movies from the studio! Noted Pixar expert Jordan Rodriguez joins us as we count down our Top 5 in another edition of Let's Rank! 
1:36:37
July 2, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #10 (The Last of Us Part II, New Girl, Purple Rain, and more)
On our latest quarantine bonus ep, Mike D talks the highly-anticipated THE LAST OF US PART II while Mike S talks playing through all of the original Crash Bandicoot games - Plus, we catch up on some new releases like BLOOD QUANTUM, THE VAST OF NIGHT, and SHIRLEY; we talk TV shows like NEW GIRL and DISNEY GALLERY: THE MANDALORIAN; AND Mike S gets to return to watching movies in public thanks to Centerfield Cinema, where he saw PURPLE RAIN and THE GOONIES!
1:04:37
June 28, 2020
Ep. 22 - Da 5 Bloods
We finally get to review a new movie! Mike & Mike talk the new Spike Lee joint, DA 5 BLOODS, available on Netflix now. After that, they recommend some movies to watch after you see it with a new installment of You May Also Like! 
1:05:14
June 18, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #9 (God Of War, Brain Damage, Risky Business, and more)
On our latest quarantine bonus ep, Mike D watches a couple of documentaries and a couple of horror movies about writers gone mad. Meanwhile, Mike S FINALLY finishes Season 2 of The Sopranos, FINALLY finishes playing God of War, and FINALLY gets around to seeing RISKY BUSINESS for the first time. Check it out!
59:26
June 11, 2020
Mike Makes Mike Watch - Phantom of the Paradise / Explorers
It's another edition of Mike Makes Mike Watch! This time around, the Mikes make each other watch a movie from two of their favorite directors that the other hadn't seen - Brian De Palma's 1974 rock musical PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, and Joe Dante's 1985 almost-classic sci-fi movie, EXPLORERS!
59:54
June 4, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #8 (Cats, Avatar: The Last Airbender, In the Mouth of Madness, and more)
Mike D returns, and he's watched all of Avatar: The Last Airbender! We talk his experience with the show, plus we talk THE LOVEBIRDS, classics from John Carpenter, Ken Russell, and Ingmar Bergman, and um... CATS. 
1:02:35
May 28, 2020
Let's Rank The Star Wars Movies
In a move that should cause very little heated online discourse, we've decided to rank all the Star Wars movies from worst to best. Due to technical difficulties, Mike D was unable to join us this time around, but Music Supervisor Kyle Cullen jumps in to take his place! After this, we're finally done talking about Star Wars until the next Star Wars thing happens. 
1:45:03
May 21, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #7 (Community, Westworld, Josie and the Pussycats, and more)
On our latest quarantine bonus ep, Mike D finally finishes Community, Mike S tries to make sense of the new season of Westworld, and we talk all sorts of modern cinematic classics ranging from HARD TO BE A GOD to JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS. Plus, our thoughts on more recent films, like EXTRACTION and BAD EDUCATION! 
1:07:56
May 14, 2020
Mike Makes Mike Watch - The Descent / Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
On the new bonus episode, Mike D makes Mike S watch Neil Marshall's intense 2005 horror thriller THE DESCENT, while Mike S makes Mike D engage in the intense 1998 horror thriller, SCOOBY-DOO ON ZOMBIE ISLAND. Like, zoinks! 
54:47
May 8, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #6 (Dude, Where's My Car?, The Last Seduction, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and more)
On the latest Mike and Mike quarantine bonus episode, the Mikes retreat into the film worlds that give them comfort: horror movies and stoner comedies. Plus, they figure out how they're gonna handle next week's episode, which will be the very first installment of Mike Makes Mike Watch!
59:08
April 30, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #5 (Disaster movies, The Descent, Lilo & Stitch, and more)
We're on Week 5 of Quarantine Bonus eps and with no sign of slowing down, put Producer Collin joins us for this one to talk about all the disaster movies he's been watching to pass the time! We also talk movies like THE DESCENT, GAME NIGHT, LILO & STITCH, and wonder about some of the weird edits Disney is making to its movies on Disney+. 
52:17
April 23, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #4 (Schitt's Creek, Freaks and Geeks, That Thing You Do!, and more)
It's week four of quarantine, movie theaters have been closed for a month, but Mike & Mike continue to podcast anyway! This time, our frequent guest Vin Craig joins us to talk TV shows like Schitt's Creek, Community, Letterkenny, and Freaks and Geeks, recent releases like THE HUNT and BLOODSHOT, '70s thrillers like EYES OF LAURA MARS and THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, hidden gems like THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER... look, we've been watching a lot of stuff lately. Now you can hear about it! 
1:09:35
April 16, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #3 (Community, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Dirty Dancing, and more)
It's week three of quarantine and this time our music supervisor Kyle Cullen joins us to talk video games like God of War and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, TV shows like Psych and Community (now on Netflix!), and movies like DIrty Dancing, which Mike S somehow just watched for the first time!
57:57
April 9, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #2 (The Mask of Zorro, The Plot Against America, The Platform, and more)
On the newest quarantine bonus ep, Mike & MIke talk movies like The Mask of Zorro, The Platform, Hard Eight, Motherless Brooklyn and more! Plus, MIke S talks the new HBO miniseries The Plot Against America and begins his journey through The Sopranos!
39:57
April 2, 2020
Off Mike - Quarantine Watch #1
So due to recent events, it looks like Mike & Mike won't be able to go to the movies for the foreseeable future. But the podcast still goes on! We'll be pumping out these bonus episodes once in a while to talk what we've been watching while social distancing and provide whatever updates we can about our own situations and the state of the film industry in this insane time. Here's the first installment of Quarantine Watch!
50:25
March 26, 2020
Ep. 21 - The Invisible Man
On the new ep, Nick Wermuth joins us to talk Leigh Whannell's take on THE INVISIBLE MAN, and he gets to confront Mike D about recommending PIGS! We also talk a few other new releases like EMMA, ONWARD, and THE WAY BACK, discuss the merits of TAMMY AND THE T-REX, and address the future of this podcast in the wake of the Coronavirus. 
1:31:16
March 11, 2020
Ep. 20 - Color Out of Space (Nicolas Cage Bonus!)
We thought we were done with Nicolas Cage - but it turns out, Nicolas Cage wasn't done with us. Mike and Mike revive The Complete Works on this episode to talk Cage's role in the new H.P. Lovecraft adaptation COLOR OUT OF SPACE - which also happens to be the narrative comeback of director Richard Stanley. We toss in some discussions about a few other movies too, including WEATHERING WITH YOU, BRAHMS: THE BOY II, and yes, Mike D did watch THE MUMMY again. 
1:17:12
February 27, 2020
Ep. 19 - The Oscars and BIRDS OF PREY
On the latest episode, Mike & Mike recap the Oscars and celebrate PARASITE's historic win, plus we talk the latest film in the DC Extended Universe, BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN), which is a title we will commit to saying in full every time we say it. We also talk some other recent releases like BLISS, GRETEL & HANSEL, JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT, and we'll let you know what PIGS! is all about, too (hint: it's about pigs). 
1:42:19
February 13, 2020
Ep. 18 - THE GENTLEMEN
On the latest episode, Mike and Mike talk Guy Ritchie's return to British crime comedy after a decade of big studio movies with THE GENTLEMEN! They also recommend some movies to go along with it, and talk some other recent releases like BAD BOYS FOR LIFE and THE TURNING while praising a little-known underseen movie called DIE HARD. 
1:23:40
January 30, 2020
Ep. 17 - Oscar Noms and the Best Films of the Decade
Mike and Mike react to this year's Oscar nominations, and then take on the monumental task of ranking their top ten films of the entire 2010s. They even throw some Discussions in there for good measure! It's another long one, folks - and one that spends a surprising amount of time talking about the films of Justin Timberlake. 
3:03:33
January 16, 2020
EP. 16 - The Top 10 Films of 2019
Mike and Mike look back and count down their favorite films of 2019! Plus, they talk their favorite TV shows of the year, and preview 2020 with a look at the movies they're most excited to see. 
3:05:06
January 10, 2020
Ep. 15 - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Mike and Mike are taking some time off for the holidays... but they had to get some STAR WARS thoughts out there. In this special, unedited, RAW version of Mike & Mike Go To The Movies, the Mikes are joined by frequent guests Kyle Cullen and Vin Craig to talk STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Things get off the rails pretty fast in this one, gang. 
2:12:34
December 23, 2019
Ep. 14 - KNIVES OUT
Mike and Mike suspect foul play, and they're getting to the bottom of writer-director Rian Johnson's new murder mystery, KNIVES OUT! They also recommend some of their favorite whodunnits in a You May Also Like segment, and talk other recent releases like FORD V. FERRARI and THE IRISHMAN.  They also talk about the 2003 Playstation 2 video game THE SIMPSONS: HIT AND RUN for a few minutes too, because hey, why not.  SHOWNOTES DISCUSSIONS - 5:00 KNIVES OUT REVIEW - 34:30 KNIVES OUT SPOILERS - 47:40 YOU MAY ALSO LIKE - 1:04:15
1:29:14
December 6, 2019
Ep. 13 - DOCTOR SLEEP
Mike and Mike take a return trip to the Overlook Hotel as we discuss Mike Flanagan's sequel that tries to merge the worlds of Kubrick and King into one, DOCTOR SLEEP! We also do a Retro Review of Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING while we're at it and offer our first impressions of Disney+ and THE MANDALORIAN!
1:42:26
November 22, 2019
Ep. 12 - TERMINATOR: DARK FATE
Mike & Mike take a look back on the entire TERMINATOR series before launching into their review of the fourth attempt to make a third one, TERMINATOR: DARK FATE! Mike D also goes deep on some cult horror and film noir with picks like SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE 2 and THE ASPHALT JUNGLE, while Mike S talks some more recent releases like THE LIGHTHOUSE and DOLEMITE IS MY NAME. 
2:10:19
November 7, 2019
Off Mike - ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP
Mike D is taking the week off, but special guest Vin Craig joins up to take his place as he and Mike S talk ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP, the long-awaited sequel to the hit zombie comedy from 2009! We also talk recent releases THE LAUNDROMAT and GEMINI MAN, run down what we thought of the first episode of HBO's WATCHMEN, and we talk HEAT for a while, cause hey, why not? DISCUSSIONS - 8:25 ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP Review - 34:45 SPOILERS - 52:10
1:23:59
October 23, 2019
Off Mike - EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE
BONUS EPISODE! Mike and Mike talk the new movie meant to answer the question, "What exactly happened to Jesse Pinkman after the events of Breaking Bad?" We run down what we thought of the movie, talk the spoilery specifics, identify cameos and easter eggs, and more!
48:19
October 15, 2019
Ep. 11 - JOKER
Mike and Mike are joined by Sam Harper from The Review Zoo to talk JOKER, the dramatic reinterpretation of the classic Batman villain starring Joaquin Phoenix. Before that, they discuss the Joker's legacy on film and talk everything from YOUNG JUSTICE to THE BIG CHILL to THE NIGHTINGALE, plus a quick recap of the Montana Film Festival!
1:55:31
October 10, 2019
Ep. 10 - AD ASTRA
On the latest episode of Mike & Mike Go To The Movies, the Mikes go into deep space with Brad Pitt as they discuss James Gray's cerebral sci-fi adventure AD ASTRA! We also talk everything from the original FRIDAY THE 13TH and Michael Mann's THIEF to more recent movies like HUSTLERS and RAMBO: LAST BLOOD - and we even toss in some recommendations after you watch AD ASTRA in our You May Also Like segment. Lots of stuff this time around, so let's rock and roll. 
1:38:15
September 26, 2019
Ep. 9 - It Chapter Two
On the latest episode of Mike & Mike Go To The Movies, Kyle Cullen joins us as we make our return trip to Derry, and even go back to tell you what we thought of our first adventure with Pennywise! But it's not all evil clowns - we also talk everything from the Harry Potter movies to The Green Inferno to Robert Zemeckis' very first film, now on Criterion Blu-Ray! DISCUSSIONS - 4:25 IT (2017) RETRO REVIEW - 29:50 IT CHAPTER TWO REVIEW - 55:45 IT CHAPTER TWO SPOILERS - 1:10:25
1:47:40
September 12, 2019
Ep. 8 - READY OR NOT
On the latest episode of Mike & Mike Go To The Movies, the Mikes discuss the new horror comedy READY OR NOT! They also talk Mike D's experience at the Trash Action Movie Marathon at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, recent releases like GOOD BOYS and BLINDED BY THE LIGHT, and recommend some more movies with YOU MAY ALSO LIKE! DISCUSSIONS - 2:30 YOU MAY ALSO LIKE - 46:55 READY OR NOT REVIEW - 1:07:02 READY OR NOT SPOILERS - 1:20:20
1:35:51
September 5, 2019
Off Mike - Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs And Shaw
We didn't have time to do a full episode this week, so the Mikes are coming in hot with their first "Off Mike" bonus episode! Here we talk FAST AND FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS AND SHAW, and we go into a brief Film News segment where we discuss the controversy surrounding Blumhouse's THE HUNT. 
57:03
August 19, 2019
Ep. 7 - Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
On the latest episode of Mike & Mike Go To The Movies, we talk Quentin Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, and to celebrate, we introduce a new segment called You May Also Like, where we recommend some picks that you may like if you're a HOLLYWOOD fan. We also talk everything from the original A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET to recent VOD hits like DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE and UNDER THE SILVER LAKE. Check it out! SHOWNOTES Discussions (5:10) You May Also Like (43:00) Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Review (1:09:00) Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Spoilers (1:27:10)
2:10:09
August 8, 2019
Ep. 6 - The Lion King and Marvel's Phase 4
On the latest episode of Mike & Mike Go To The Movies, the Mikes go through every single detail about Marvel's massive panel at San Diego Comic-Con, in which they unveiled a whole lot of upcoming projects including THOR 4, SHANG-CHI, and BLADE - plus, they've got an in-depth review of Disney's new remake of THE LION KING! They also talk everything from KILLING EVE to the 25th Anniversary Warped Tour concert. So yeah, lots of stuff happening in this one.  FILM NEWS (3:00) DISCUSSIONS (35:00) THE LION KING REVIEW (1:02:10)
1:39:31
July 25, 2019
Ep. 5 - Spider-Man: Far From Home / Midsommar
On the latest episode of Mike & Mike Go To The Movie, the Mikes are joined by their buddy Vin Craig, esteemed actor who just finished a run in Viral: The Musical and who can be seen in Jim Jarmusch's new zombie-comedy, THE DEAD DON'T DIE. We chat with him about that for a bit before covering all kinds of pop culture under the sun, including STRANGER THINGS 3, the original WICKER MAN, the remake of CHILD'S PLAY, YESTERDAY, and more! After that, we launch into a double review - first for the new MCU joint, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, and then for Ari Aster's follow-up to Hereditary, MIDSOMMAR.  DISCUSSIONS (9:05) SPIDER-MAN REVIEW (57:10) SPIDER-MAN SPOILERS (1:20:25) MIDSOMMAR REVIEW (1:49:05) MIDSOMMAR SPOILERS (2:10:55)
2:51:08
July 12, 2019
Ep. 4 - Toy Story 4
On the latest episode of Mike & Mike Go To The Movies, the boys take you through a retrospective on the TOY STORY series before finally going in-depth on TOY STORY 4! They also talk subjects as varied as SUPER TROOPERS, THE DEAD DON'T DIE, the new MEN IN BLACK, the '80s low-budget classic NIGHTBEAST, and Mike S's beloved cancelled sitcom HAPPY ENDINGS! SHOWNOTES 4:50 - DISCUSSIONS 49:50 - TOY STORY RETROSPECTIVE 1:19:30 - TOY STORY 4 REVIEW 1:42:25 - TOY STORY 4 SPOILERS
2:06:36
June 29, 2019
Ep. 3 - Godzilla: King of the Monsters / Dark Phoenix
On another double episode of Mike & Mike Go To The Movies, Nick Wermuth joins us as we get underwhelmed by a couple of new franchise films - GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS and the final-ish X-Men movie, DARK PHOENIX. We'll also do a whole retrospective of the X-Men franchise and have some spirited discussions about TREMORS, ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE and more along the way! SHOWNOTES Discussions - 3:52 Godzilla Review - 43:10 Godzilla Spoilers - 1:04:25 X-Men Retrospective - 1:22:45 Dark Phoenix Review - 1:56:10 Dark Phoenix Spoilers - 2:10:30
2:31:27
June 13, 2019
Ep. 2 - John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum / Game of Thrones Season 8
YEAH WE'RE THINKING WE'RE BACK. Get ready for a double episode as Mike and Mike are joined by music supervisor Kyle Cullen to talk the action insanity of JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM. Then stick around for an hour-long discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of Game of Thrones' final season, and how we each reacted to the finale. Plus we talk the new ALADDIN, other releases like BOOKSMART and BRIGHTBURN, and a whole mess of exploitation B-movies.  SHOWNOTES Discussions (4:20) John Wick: Chapter 3 Review (45:30) John Wick: Chapter 3 Spoilers (1:04:25) Game of Thrones Discussion (1:31:30)
2:32:13
May 29, 2019
Ep. 1 - Pokemon Detective Pikachu
On the first episode of Mike & Mike Go To The Movies, we're introduced to our heroes, Mike Smith and Mike DeCriscio - two movie-loving guys who just want to podcast their hearts out. They're joined by their "producer," Collin Stiles, a Pokemon expert who came by just in time for the Detective Pikachu review! Plus, we do a big retrospective on Pokemon as a franchise, and end up talking everything from Joe Bob Briggs to Veep.  SHOWNOTES Intro Discussions (4:00) - Collin: Reads back the minutes of our last episode of FilmBookCast (Avengers: Endgame) ; The Book of Mormon (Syracuse production) - Mike D: The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs (available on Shudder) ; The Undertaker and Bloody New Year (Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Rays) - Mike S: Long Shot (theaters) ; Three Identical Strangers (available on Hulu) ; Her Smell (theaters) ; Veep (Final Season, HBO) Pokemon Retrospective (38:10) Detective Pikachu Review (1:06:00) Detective Pikachu Spoilers (1:20:00)
1:47:04
May 16, 2019