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Superhero Cinephiles

Perry Constantine and Derrick Ferguson (Host Emeritus)

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Author and comic book fan Perry Constantine is your guide into the world of superhero film and TV! In each episode, Perry and a guest tackle a different movie or TV show and go into detail about what works and what doesn't, trying to focus on the stuff they enjoy as opposed to ranting about the stuff they hate.
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Gimme Three - A Series For Cinephiles

Nicholas Ybarra & Bella Efstratis

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Gimme Three is a love letter to one of the most powerful mediums of artistic expression - a love letter to the films that moved us and the great experiences we've had watching them. In each episode, hosts Nicholas Ybarra and Bella Efstratis (and frequent special guests) will pick three incredible movies based on a selected theme. Through fun banter and passionate analysis, the Gimme Three podcast aims to get people back to the theater and expand their watch lists, one listener at a time.
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Welcome to The Cinephile’s Corner. My name is Kunj Mistry and I’ll be your host for this show. Watching films has always been an ardent desire of mine. I started this podcast to share the joy that I experience while watching cinema. My aim is to NOT review movies but simply discuss those that leave an impression on me. Releasing fresh episodes every Saturday. Instagram : @thecinephilescorner Twitter : @thecinepcorner
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Our Movie Musicals series reaches its grand finale this week! Join us for the exciting conclusion of this series, featuring our esteemed guest, Max Sopkin, as we explore the unforgettable songs and scenes of our final two picks, Annie and Little Shop of Horrors. Prepare to deep dive into the heart of these timeless classics as Nick, Bella, and Max …
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Ofili and Steve are back covering the latest crowd favorite, MONKEY MAN. They share what they loved about Dev Patel's directorial debut, what creative choices rubbed them the wrong way, and how not every film featuring a man wearing a suit while fighting bad guys should be termed a "John Wick Movie." Support the show Find us on Instagram, Twitter, …
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The show will be going on a temporary hiatus. Listen in for more details. Until then, you can check out past episodes by visiting SuperheroCinephiles.com or check out my other podcast, Japan On Film. Paragons of Earth, the superhero comic book I created with Thomas Deja and Eric Johns, is now funding on Kickstarter. We could use all the support we …
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First of all, if you’re confused why we’re reviewing Schindler’s List, go back and listen to the last episode you jabroni. Okay, all caught up now? Travis won our Oscars wager, and as reward he got to choose a past Best Picture winner for us to watch and discuss. Travis being the happy go lucky guy he is, he went with the 1993 Steven (Stephen? No, …
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We’re so excited to jump into our second week of movie musical recommendations! In this episode, Bella Efstratis, Nicholas Ybarra, and special guest Max Sopkin dive in to a unique lineup of movie musicals that are childhood staples for Bella and Max. This episode features in-depth discussions of Singing in the Rain, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Po…
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Author John Bruening is back on the show and this time, we revisit Iron Man 2. We discuss the recasting of Rhodey, address the film's less-than-stellar reputation, and talk about how we'll still take this over Iron Man 3. Visit FlinchBooks.com to find out about all the books John is involved with. Want to tell us what you think? Have any questions …
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Get ready for two weeks loaded with musical recommendations. In this episode, actor and musical aficionado Max Sopkin discusses some of the movie musicals that helped shape his life: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof, and Grease. Co-host Nicholas Ybarra shares three musical picks that shaped his life: Zoot Suit, Cabaret, and The …
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Fellow podcaster Anthony Desiato returns to the show to discuss another Punisher film. This time, we examine the first attempt to bring the Punisher to theaters, the infamous 1989 film starring Dolph Lundgren as Frank Castle. But contrary to its awful reputation (and despite some generic 80s action film clichés), it's not half-bad. Listen to Anthon…
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We wrap up our celebration of Women's History Month by honoring the most prolific American female filmmaker in history, Dorothy Arzner. In this episode, we highlight some of Arzner's industry-shaking contributions to cinema. We also deep-dive into three of her films: the 1931 pre-code drama Working Girls, the Joan Crawford film The Bride Wore Red, …
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Nic Baldwin is back but thankfully, he's joined by his wife, Dani. That means we get to watch a good movie! This time, we're discussing 2017's Wonder Woman, one of the best DC movies ever made. We talk about the importance of the film, how well it captured the character, and how the third act was a bit of a fumble. Listen to Nic and Dani on the In …
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Subscriber-only episode Greetings to our Bonus Content subscribers! If you enjoyed our recent episode spotlighting Chloe Zhao, you'll love this interview with Academy Award-Winning producer Mollye Asher. Mollye produced Songs My Brothers Taught Me, The Rider, Nomadland, and several other incredible projects. In this 2021 interview, she chatted with…
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We continue our weekly tribute to female filmmakers for Women's History Month. This week, we highlight the first three films of Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao. Songs My Brothers Taught Me, The Rider and Nomadland have each garnered several awards and have helped make Zhao one of the most well-respected filmmakers working today. Join us a…
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Now that the DCEU is officially over, how do the individual entries stack up? Justin De Voe makes his debut on the show to go over a decade of DC films, from Man of Steel to Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. We discuss the origins, the evolution from the Snyderverse into something more fractured, and rank each film. And you might be surprised where we …
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Subscriber-only episode We're coming at ya with another Bonus Episode for our subscribers! The real ones. The homies. The gang gang. Whatever the kids say - we love you and we appreciate your support. In this bonus episode, Nick and Bella each talk about three movies that they discovered in the month of February 2024. They may not be new on the sce…
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Agnès Varda is one the most innovative and boundary-pushing filmmakers in cinematic history. Her impact on the French New Wave and her genre-blending approach has completely changed the game. In this episode, Nick, Bella, and Varda fan Remy Smith (who also happens to be our first guest!) do a deep dive into three of Agnès' most impressive films. Cl…
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After a long absence, our resident DC animation commentator Stacy Dooks returns! In this episode, we discuss the Tomorrowverse's introduction to Earth-2 and the Justice Society. Listen to Stacy on The Fanboy Power Hour podcast Want to tell us what you think? Have any questions or comments for Perry about superheroes in media or comics? Leave a voic…
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"My planet Arrakis is so beautiful when the sun is low." *SPOILER ALERT: Episode contains key plot details from DUNE: PART TWO* In this Season 1 finale, we discuss all things DUNE. Ofili and Steve give their initial reactions to Denis Villeneuve's epic science-fiction sequel to DUNE (2021), the inspired performances of Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Fe…
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Kasi Lemmons has injected a distinct style into her films. In this episode, Nicholas and Bella explore the first three films of Ms. Lemmons' filmography: the indie-classic Eve's Bayou, the gritty and ever-surprising Caveman's Valentine, and the powerful biopic Talk To Me. Three very different films from one powerhouse of a filmmaker. Let us know wh…
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The best multiverse movie in recent memory didn't come from either of the two cinematic universes playing with the multiverse. Instead, it came in the form of Everything Everywhere All At Once. Frank Martin returns to break down this entertaining look at the multiverse. Visit Frank's website to learn more about his writing. Want to tell us what you…
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Did you know there is a new Diablo Cody movie out? We didn’t either! But we watched it. Helmed by first-time director Zelda Williams, tune in to hear our detailed thoughts on “Lisa Frankenstein”, and find out what else we’ve been watching since the last episode. We also go through all the Oscar nominations and individually pick who we think will wi…
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On February 1st, 2024, we lost one of our generation's most charismatic and loveable actors, Carl Weathers. In this episode, Nick and Bella discuss three of Mr. Weathers' most memorable roles (it was a daunting task to narrow this down to three films). Apollo Creed makes his second appearance on the Gimme Three Podcast as we discuss Rocky III. Then…
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M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable was considered a disappointment when it was released, but that's because no one really knew that it was supposed to be a superhero movie. Bruce Alexander joins Perry to look back on this film and what it could have been if it were better marketed. Visit Authentic Identity Management to learn more about Bruce's life …
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Subscriber-only episode If you loved our episode, which highlighted our favorite films of 2023, then look no further than this deeper dive into the memorable year 2023. In our very first bonus episode, Bella and Nick discuss Barbie and Oppenheimer and a couple of the sexier films from the year, including Saltburn and No Hard Feelings. We want to gi…
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2023 was a year of cinematic highs and lows. Bella and Nicholas discuss their Barbenheimer experiences, as well as the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. And, of course, each host will provide their three favorites for 2023. Join us as we discuss what we love about Killers of the Flower Moon, Poor Things, Monster, Past Lives, The Holdovers, and Theater Cam…
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Isaac Walker of the Bright Brainz podcast races in to discuss what was called "the best superhero movie since The Dark Knight." And The Flash is many things, but it's definitely not that. We're coming in hot to tear apart DC's latest attempt to capitalize on Flashpoint. Listen to Isaac on the Bright Brainz podcast or watch it on YouTube. Want to te…
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To celebrate Valentine's Day, we tackle one of the most innovative and romantic trilogies of all time - The Before Trilogy. Richard Linklater's heavy hitters depict the birth and evolution of a relationship. Over the course of eighteen years, the characters grow and mature... and what's so unique is that the audience grows and matures with each new…
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On the very first episode of Gimme Three, Nick and Bella each pick three films that define who they are as cinephiles... and people! Wowza! If you wanna get to know your hostess with the mostess (Bella) and the other guy (Nick), this is a great episode. Leave us a comment and let us know what film(s) define you! Support the show Sign up for our Pat…
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Mykel Banda and Roach Montono of the Bad Potatoes Pod join Perry to discuss the Korean superhero film, Psychokinesis. Train to Busan's Yeon Sang-ho also directs this fun film, about a deadbeat dad who gains telekinetic powers and uses them to try and repair his relationship with his daughter. Find out more about the Bad Potatoes Pod by visiting the…
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Jonathan Glazer returns from a decade-long hiatus with his first feature-length film since “Under the Skin”. Hot off the heels of several Academy Award nominations and a wider theatrical release, we’re reviewing “The Zone of Interest”. Now, we know from the title that the ZONE is interesting, but is the movie? Peep the review for our thoughts, and …
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It's "Bella in Wonderland" at The Cinephile's Aisle as Ofili and Steve return to discuss Yorgos Lanthimos (4:10) and his latest installation in his bizarre filmography, 'Poor Things' (9:00). They also look forward to a few upcoming films (35:10), including 'Dune: Part Two' and 'Madame Web'. Support the show Find us on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTub…
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In this episode, Perry is joined by comic creator Devin Whitlock to talk about Sylvester Stallone's ill-fated superhero movie, Samaritan. What seems like it has some promise in an interesting premise is ruined by some pretty poor choices, but makes for a fun discussion. Follow Devin on Twitter, Instagram, and Bluesky. Check out Devin's comic anthol…
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Musician Ralph Puma joins the show to remember the movie Ryan Reynolds wishes he could forget. We discuss the few things that work pretty well and the many missteps along the way. Visit Linktree for all of Ralph's links. Want to tell us what you think? Have any questions or comments for Perry about superheroes in media or comics? Leave a voice mess…
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Nic Baldwin comes back to torture Perry with another terrible movie. This time, it's Howard the Duck, the movie that almost bankrupted George Lucas. Although there are some moments, this ultimately turns out to be a mess. And yes, we talk about the duck boobs. Listen to Nic on the In Love With Movies podcast or follow him on Twitter Want to tell us…
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Join Matt, Travis and Paris for a roundtable discussion as we run through our individual top 10 movies of the year. I know, I know, you’re probably thinking, “GodDAMN this is a long episode.” And you’re right, but this is prem-o content. We don’t even charge for this shit! Big year, big episode, get over it. Anyway, be sure to stick around to the e…
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Comic fan Scott Honig stops by the show to discuss the MCU's debut streaming series, WandaVision! We talk about the interesting things the series did, the incredible performances, the internet speculation, and Wanda's legacy since. Want to tell us what you think? Have any questions or comments for Perry about superheroes in media or comics? Leave a…
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Kenisha Liu returns to the show to discuss the forgotten movie of Bruce Timm's DCAU. We discuss the interesting way this film approached the Batwoman concept (before Kate Kane's debut in the comics) and Timm's odd obsession with the Bruce/Barbara relationship. Follow Kenisha on Instagram Want to tell us what you think? Have any questions or comment…
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HUGE episode everyone. We’ve got the new films from YorGOAT and Bradley Pooper, “Poor Things” and “Maestro”, respectively. Couple of beefy in-depth featured reviews, followed by a beefy what we’ve been watching section in the lead up to our best of 2023 episode coming soon. Also if you’re reading this, hi! Send an us an email at cinephilesdigest@gm…
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*Contains key spoilers from MAY DECEMBER (15:00), LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND (25:50), and THE CREATOR (42:45)* Ofili and Steve say goodbye to 2023 by reliving some of the later releases of the year, including Zack Snyder's first installment of the Rebel Moon franchise (37:10). Happy Holidays from The Cinephile's Aisle! Hope you enjoy, and see you in 20…
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Todd Hayne’s has a new movie out now on Netflix called “May December”, and we talk about it. Like, a lot. We also talk about getting ghosted, Alt J, cram jam, and much much more. Enjoy.0:00 – Introductions23:04 – “May December” Spoiler-Free Review1:00:55 – “May December” Review Continued1:28:04 – What We’ve Been WatchingMusicIntro: Cordelia - Clear…
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A few episodes we covered Incredibles 2 and this week, we get around to The Incredibles! Author John Bruening returns to the show to talk about what has often been called the closest thing we've gotten to the best Fantastic Four movie. We reflect on the film's legacy and how it holds up almost 20 years later. Visit John's Amazon page to check out h…
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When you ask Batman fans what their favorite animated Batman movie is, Under the Red Hood is consistently one of the top choices—and with good reason. Fellow podcaster and Batman fan Colton Petrey joins the show to talk about why. Want to tell us what you think? Have any questions or comments for Perry about superheroes in media or comics? Leave a …
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Paris is out this week, so Matt and Travis hold down the fort and dig into Emerald Fennell’s sophomore feature, “Saltburn”. This movie has caused quite a stir and the audience reception has been very polarizing. What do you think happened after we licked the salt? Did it go down easy, or do we barf? Let’s just say…both. Enjoy.0:00 – Introductions10…
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David Fincher has a new movie. It’s called “The Killer”. We review it. And talk about other movies. Lots of other movies. Alright, bye.0:00 – Introductions17:05 – “The Killer” Spoiler-Free Review52:50 – “The Killer” Review Continued1:08:28 – What We’ve Been WatchingMusicIntro: Asleep - The SmithsOutro: How I Could Just Kill A Man - Cypress Hill…
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Shortly after he appeared on the Patreon show to discuss Maximum Carnage, writer Liam Carrigan is back on the main show for a discussion of Carnage's big-screen debut in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Watch Liam's YouTube shows, A Celtic State of Mind and Celtic Down Under and also read his articles on Osaka.com. Want to tell us what you think? Have …
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The Hunger Games franchise continues to release films with compound sentences for titles that no one is ever going to call them by, but Episode 7 sees Ofili and Steve fueling their teenage nostalgia by discussing "The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes" (12:20). As always, they discuss what they've been watching (4:25) including 'Thanksgiving movies', or…
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This week, Perry is joined by Connor Burke of No Highway Option to discuss Incredibles 2, the long-delayed sequel to Brad Bird's hit superhero movie. We go into the film's history, some of the things that it does really well (like the epic chase scene and the depiction of parenthood), and some places where things could have been better. Check out N…
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Superhero Cinephiles is back with a bunch of new episodes! Nic Baldwin returns to talk about a mostly-good movie (for a change). In this episode, we discuss the troubled production of Superman II, compare the Donner and Lester versions, and discuss the strengths and faults of each version. Listen to Nic on the In Love With Movies podcast or follow …
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After a long break, Ofili and Steve return to discuss one of the best films of the year, "The Killer" from Director David Fincher (24:20), and another one of 2023's films, "The Marvels" from Nia DaCosta (19:34). They talk about what they've been watching (8:30) and what we should all be looking forward to (44:20). As always, there's mindless side t…
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For the next two months, I’m taking a break from the show to catch up on recordings and get some work done on my comic book project. So I’m giving you a glimpse into the past with SCP Classic, featuring replays of past episodes influenced by recent releases. The Flash had a number of cameos, and one of those fulfilled Jon Peters's lifelong dream of…
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