Picks and Pans w/TheOnlyCritic
By Nate Adams
“PICKS and PANS with TheOnlyCritic” is a Michigan based podcast hosted by Nate Adams, editor-in-chief of TheOnlyCritic.com. Nate Adams is a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic, a member of the Detroit Film Critics Society, and has appeared on the TV programs: “CriticLee Speaking” for Fox 2 Detroit and “MovieShow Plus” for TV-20. On the podcast, Nate will feature guest critics from across the state and beyond discussing current entertainment trends and revisiting old throwback films.
The future of moviegoing and box office in 2022 panel w/Detroit Film Critics - PT 2
A continuation of the previous podcast with guests below, plus we talk about SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME's unbelievable box office numbers! Subscribe to say up to date! PANEL: Perry Seibert (@Perrylovesfilm and @WatchingCast) - film critic for The Lucy Ann Lance Show and co-host of WE'RE WATCHING HERE podcast Chris Williams (@merechrisianity and @WatchingCast) - subscribe to his weekly newsletter here and co-host of WE'RE WATCHING HERE podcast
December 22, 2021
The future of moviegoing and box office in 2022 panel w/Detroit Film Critics - PT 1
We’re back! We've been on a little hiatus, but we're back with some fresh content! Stopping by the Picks and Pans podcast this week include fellow Detroit Film Critics Society members Tom Santilli, film critic for WXYZ (ABC) Channel 7 in Detroit, MontieLee Stromer, film critic for The Movie Reelist and Michelle Kisner of Spoilerfreemoviesleuth.com! We discuss everything from the HBO Max day-and-date hybrid experiment, Netflix "data" on "Red Notice" and what the future of movies and moviegoing looks like in 2022. Part 2 coming later this week. Subscribe for all the latest.
December 20, 2021
PARAMOUNT+ and the divulge of streaming services panel w/Detroit Film Critics
Host Nate Adams (@TheOnlyCritic) facilities a panel discussion around the forthcoming launch of Paramount+ on March 4th and their planned library of content. PANEL: MontieLee Stromer (@montielee) - film critic for MovieReelist.com Perry Seibert (@Perrylovesfilm and @WatchingCast) - film critic for The Lucy Ann Lance Show and co-host of WE'RE WATCHING HERE podcast George Elkind (@elkhind) and film critic/contributor for Detroit Metro Times Chris Williams (@merechrisianity and @WatchingCast) - subscribe to his weekly newsletter here and co-host of WE'RE WATCHING HERE podcast
March 01, 2021
WITHOUT A PADDLE w/ Dawn, Corey, Aaron, Matthew and Nate
On this week's edition of the PICKS and PANS podcast, host Nate Adams along with guests Dawn Purcell, Aaron Treadway, Matthew Porter, and Corey Weitenhagen revisit 2004's WITHOUT A PADDLE. Subscribe wherever you get podcasts! NSFW contains explicit language.
January 19, 2021
LITTLE NICKY w/ Hank, Patrick, Aaron, Matthew and Nate
Hank Gossett, Patrick Wallace, Matthew Porter and Aaron Treadway join host Nate Adams to discuss 2000's LITTLE NICKY which just turned 20 in November. - NSFW contains explicit language. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET PODCASTS!
January 11, 2021
Die Hard w/Nate, Matthew, Corey and Aaron - NSFW
PLEASE RATE AND SUBSCRIBE!! Host and film critic Nate Adams along with guests, Matthew Porter, Corey Weitenhagen and Aaron Treadway discuss the 1988 classic DIE HARD. Is it a Christmas movie? Listen to find out! Have a safe and happy holiday everyone! *Contains strong language.
December 21, 2020
THE GRINCH (2000) 20 YEARS LATER w/ Nate, Matthew, Corey and Aaron - NSFW
On this week's podcast we're taking a look back on DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000) starring Jim Carrey. Host Nate Adams and guests Matthew Porter, Aaron Treadway, and Corey Weitenhagen discuss in detail the Ron Howard flick with analysis and observations on their most recent re-watch. *Contains strong language and explicit content. Please subscribe and tell us what movies you want to hear us discuss on the pod.
December 14, 2020
HBO MAX BOMBSHELL roundtable with Detroit Film Critics: What does this mean for movie theaters?
On this week’s edition of the PICKS and PANS podcast, Nate Adams (TheOnlyCritic.com) chats with Detroit Film Critics, MontiLee Stromer (MovieReelist.com), Michelle Kisner (Spoilerfreemovieslueth.com) and Chris Williams (BHMPopCulture.com) about the implications of Warner Bros. announcing their entire 2021 slate will head to theaters and HBO Max. Is moviegoing officially dead? What does this mean for movie theaters post pandemic? You can find the critics in this podcast below! CHRIS WILLIAMS Twitter -- @merechrisianity Podcast -- We're Watching Here Reviews -- BHMPopCulture.com Newsletter -- chrisicisms.substack.com Letterboxd -- https://boxd.it/228h MICHELLE KISNER Letterboxd - https://boxd.it/hbUf IG - @robotcookie Reviews - spoilerfreemoviesleuth.com MONTILEE STROMER IG - @montileestormer Reviews - moviereelist.com
December 07, 2020
WE'RE BACK! Reviews of HILLBILLY ELEGY and THE HAPPIEST SEASON plus Wonder Woman 1984 heads to HBO MAX.
Nate and Matthew are back after an almost month long hiatus discussing everything in the entertainment industry and review HILLBILLY ELEGY and THE HAPPIEST SEASON! Subscribe and tune in!
December 01, 2020
Our favorite election and political movies plus COME PLAY and HIS HOUSE
This week Nate and Matthew discuss their favorite politically themed films in wake of election day and review horror thriller's COME PLAY and HIS HOUSE. Subscribe! TheOnlyCritic.com. *Some STRONG language.
November 04, 2020
The death of QUIBI plus reviews of BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM and THE WITCHES
Film critic Nate Adams and Matthew Porter discuss that BORAT shocker, the death of short-lived streaming service QUIBI, when will moviegoing return to normal and reviews of both BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM and THE WITCHES now streaming. Subscribe!
October 27, 2020
2 HEARTS, CLOUDS, AND HONEST THIEF
Film critic Nate Adams (TheOnlyCritic.com) and guest Matthew Porter review latest releases 2 HEARTS, HONEST THIEF and CLOUDS. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! *Some LANGUAGE in this edition of the podcast.
October 20, 2020
THE WAR WITH GRANDPA and ON THE ROCKS
This week on the PICKS and PANS podcast Nate and Matthew eviscerate THE WAR WITH GRANDPA and discuss the smooth romantic caper ON THE ROCKS. Subscribe for new content and exclusive interviews each and every week!
October 12, 2020
MOVIE THEATERS ARE CLOSING + Reviews of THE BOYS IN THE BAND and THE GLORIAS
On this week's episode of the Picks and Pans podcast, Nate and Matthew discuss the current state of the movie industry - REGAL announces it will close countless locations until new product comes out - plus the ever expanding release schedule, and reviews of Netflix's "The Boys in the Band" and Prime Video's "The Glorias." Remember to subscribe wherever your get podcasts!
October 05, 2020
TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 enters the Oscar race, movie theaters can reopen in Michigan and reviews of THE COMEY RULE and KAJILLIONAIRE
We've seen Aaron Sorkin's new courtroom drama THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (out Oct 16th) and discuss its awards prospects as well as review the film. Plus our thoughts on Jeff Daniels and Brenden Gleeson's THE COMEY RULE and Miranda July's first feature in nine years, KAJILLIONAIRE. Plus, movie theaters can reopen in Michigan on October 9th but what will they play?
September 28, 2020
THE EMMY'S plus reviews of ANTEBELLUM and THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME
Nate and Matthew quickly dive through the Emmy nominations, and share some of their favorites. Plus reviews of the social thriller ANTEBELLUM and the Netflix drama THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME.
September 21, 2020
OSCAR INCLUSION SHAKEUP + REVIEWS OF THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY and RENT-A-PAL
This week, Nate and Matthew dive into new releases THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY AND RENT-A-PAL and discuss I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS. Plus a dive into the new stipulations for Oscar films, the launch of virtual TIFF, and the second weekend box office for TENET. Good or bad?
September 14, 2020
TENET is finally here, plus reviews of MULAN and ROBIN'S WISH
We're back weekly with new episodes of PICKS and PANS. This week, Nate and Matthew dive into Christopher Nolan and his new mindbending thriller TENET. Plus a peek at Disney+'s MULAN and the doc ROBIN'S WISH. Oh, and we also talk about a rewatch we both did recently of NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE.
September 08, 2020
Special Edition: LIVE AT THE DRIVE-IN plus a tribute to Chadwick Boseman
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter travel to the Field-of-Dreams Drive-In to see THE NEW MUTANTS followed by BLACK PANTHER and pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman's legacy and career.
September 04, 2020
Special Edition with JEREMY HERSH, writer/director of SXSW hit THE SURROGATE
On this special edition of the PICKS and PANS podcast, host Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter chat with award winning filmmaker Jeremy Hersh whose debut feature THE SURROGATE has just landed on VOD September 1st. We talk about what we've been watching through quarantine, our affection for Charlie Kaufman, BIRD BOX, and even delve into some minor spoilers for TENET. Please subscribe as new episodes drop weekly! www.TheOnlyCritic.com
September 02, 2020
Are We Ready To Head Back To Theaters? Plus BOYS STATE and PROJECT POWER
***LAST PODCAST BEFORE A TWO WEEK HIATUS** we will be back after Labor Day with new content! On this week's episode, Nate and Matthew debate the logistics of heading back into movie theaters and review the new streaming release of BOYS STATE and PROJECT POWER.
August 17, 2020
Is $29.99 too much for MULAN? Plus reviews of AN AMERICIAN PICKLE and WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter dive into the Mulan Disney+ debate, plus reviews of Seth Rogen's new comedy AN AMERICIAN PICKLE on HBO MAX and WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS starring Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, and Robert Pattinson.
August 10, 2020
INTERVIEW WITH ROB SAVAGE (director of the Shudder original film HOST)
Nate Adams (film critic for TheOnlyCritic.com) sits down and interviews Rob Savage, director of the breakout, late summer hit, HOST, the first movie shot entirely in quarantine over Zoom. The film is now streaming exclusively on SHUDDER. New episodes drop weekly. Subscribe!
August 07, 2020
REVISITING THE TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2000 plus REVIEWS OF REBUILDING PARADISE AND SHE DIES TOMORROW
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter take a trip down memory lane and revisit the highest grossing films of 2000 and discuss their impact and if they get made today. Plus reviews of the new documentary REBUILDING PARADISE and drama SHE DIES TOMORROW.
August 03, 2020
THE RENTAL and YES, GOD, YES. Plus the ever shifting release date calendar.
This week film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter discuss new releases THE RENTAL, YES, GOD, YES, and the ever shifting release date calendar and how streaming library catalogs work.
July 27, 2020
PEACOCK LAUNCHES, AND THE BATTLE OF STREAMING NUMBERS. PLUS THE SURROGATE and THE SUNLIT NIGHT
Film critic Nate Adams (@TheOnlyCritic) and guest Matthew Porter discuss the launch of PEACOCK and how the streaming giants release their viewership numbers. Plus reviews of THE SURROGATE and THE SUNLIT NIGHT.
July 20, 2020
GREYHOUND, FIRST COW, AND PALM SPRINGS
Film Critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter review the latest releases hitting streaming and on-demand and even get into a tense debate about a certain film.
July 13, 2020
HAMILTON, IRRESISTIBLE, AND EUROVISION: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter are back after a week hiatus talking about HAMILTON on Disney+ and if we we will ever go to the movies again in 2020.
July 06, 2020
The Best Movies of 2020 so far plus 7500 and MISS JUNETEENTH
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter review 7500 and Miss Juneteenth and reveal their best films of 2020 so far!
June 22, 2020
DA 5 BLOODS, THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND, and ARTEMIS FOWL
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter discuss and review new releases DA 5 BLOODS, THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND, and ARTEMIS FOWL.
June 15, 2020
Top picks for films made by Black filmmakers and artists. Plus reviews of BECKY and SHIRLEY
In light of current events, Film Critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter discuss their favorite movies made by African-American filmmakers and discuss the new streaming releases of BECKY and SHIRLEY.
June 08, 2020
HBO MAX launches plus THE HIGH NOTE and THE VAST OF NIGHT reviewed
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter discuss the new releases THE HIGH NOTE and THE VAST OF NIGHT and the bumby launch of HBO MAX.
June 01, 2020
THE LOVEBIRDS, #ReleaseTheSnyderCut becomes a reality on HBO MAX and could the Oscars be canceled in 2021?
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter review THE LOVEBIRDS, discuss what they’ve been watching, and delve into the upcoming release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO MAX in 2021.
May 26, 2020
SCOOB! and CAPONE. Hamilton heads to Disney+ early. Is Amazon purchasing AMC Theaters?
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter review new releases SCOOB! and CAPONE and discuss the significance of HAMILTON heading to Disney+ early and dissect the rumors that Amazon might be purchasing AMC Theaters.
May 18, 2020
SPACESHIP EARTH and HOW TO BUILD A GIRL. Is Disney in trouble? #QuarantineCatchup
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter review new releases “Spaceship Earth” and the coming-of-age comedy “How To Build A Girl” and discuss what they’ve been watching during quarantine. Plus Disney is looking to take $1 billion in losses this year, are they in trouble?
May 11, 2020
Episode 4: AMC Theaters vs Universal Studios. Bad Education and Hugh Jackman's top three performances.
On this installment of the PICKS and PANS podcast, film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter discuss the exhibition war taking place between AMC Theaters and Universal Studios. Plus The Academy Awards change their award eligibility in wake of COVID-19, and reviews of BAD EDUCATION and ALL DAY AND A NIGHT.
May 03, 2020
Episode 3: EXTRACTION, #QuarantineCatchup, and when will theaters open back up?
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter review/debate the latest releases on VOD and Netflix. Nate gives an update on his #QuarantineCatchup series detailing all the classic films he's been watching. for the first time. Hint: one of them was "The Princess Bride."
April 26, 2020
Episode 2: Are there too many streaming services? Reviews of THE QUARRY, ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS, and UNDERWATER
Film critic Nate Adams and guest Matthew Porter review new releases THE QUARRY, ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS, and the new Blu-Ray release of UNDERWATER. Plus discussions on the launch of PEACOCK and how does TROLLS: WORLD TOUR change the theatrical release model? Full reviews at TheOnlyCritic.com.
April 20, 2020
Episode 1: TROLLS WORLD TOUR, QUIBI Launch, and AMC Theaters filing for bankruptcy
Film critic Nate Adams and guest critic Matthew Porter review the films TROLLS: WORLD TOUR, SEA FEVER, and WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS. They also give their picks and pans from the week and discuss the state of the film business and the recent launch of the QUIBI streaming service.
April 12, 2020