Catholic Movie Guy Podcast
By Catholic Movie Guy
About this podcast
I'm Steve - the Catholic Movie Guy. A Catholic, a guy, and a movie lover. I started this podcast to discuss films of all kinds, old and new, from a Catholic perspective - because Catholics like movies, too. http://catholicmovieguy.com.

Episodes (Total: 47 / Page: 1)
April 18, 2017 · 00:36:01
Happy Easter! This week, the Master and I breakdown the cinematic swan song of the X-Men's Wolverine (as played by Hugh Jackman, anyway), 2017's Logan - one of the best superhero movies (and Westerns?) of memory. Many Catholic reviewers have deemed the movie too violent, too vulgar, nihilistic, and even blasphemous. We disagree. But to find out why, you have to download, bub.   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Grant Brummett [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
April 12, 2017 · 00:23:19
A blessed Holy Week to all. I figured, since there is only a few days left in Lent, it was long past time for a Lenten-themed podcast.  So, for anyone looking for some classics and some slightly less-well known films to watch during this holy season, TheTimMan and I are here for you. Selections discussed/mentioned include:  The Passion of the Christ; The Way: A Way to Forgiveness; Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago; The Ten Commandments; Into Great Silence; The Miracle Maker; and The Passion of Joan of Arc.  Of course, there are many more great candidates; these are just some of our personal favorites.   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Unbekannte Maler, Benutzer:Moroder (Self-photographed) [Public domain - over 70 years old], via  Wikimedia Commons.
April 4, 2017 · 00:38:28
Finally - a Hitchcock film! This week TheTimMan returns for an in-depth (as far as a half hour goes) analysis of my favorite Hitchcock film, and one of my top 3 films of all time, Vertigo. The film was recently voted by the American Film Institute (AFI) as the greatest film ever. Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, it is a marvelous beauty to behold with deep themes, including a sharp critique of concupiscence and the objectification of women. Go watch it immediately (after downloading, but before listening to, our spoiler-filled podcast)!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Mike Quinn [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.
March 25, 2017 · 00:30:39
Sorry for the late post this week, but real life intruded on my illustrious podcast empire. This week we continue our Best of 2015 Series.  I am joined by the Doctor, Bud Marr, and the Master, Bo Bonner, to (over?) analyze the George Miller action flick Mad Max: Fury Road. Content advisory aside, this is a psychedelic take on the futuristic "guy movie," one with a little more to say beneath the surface than usual. Enjoy!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.
March 25, 2017 · 00:30:39
Sorry for the late post this week, but real life intruded on my illustrious podcast empire. This week we continue our Best of 2015 Series.  I am joined by the Doctor, Bud Marr, and the Master, Bo Bonner, to (over?) analyze the George Miller action flick Mad Max: Fury Road. Content advisory aside, this is a psychedelic take on the futuristic "guy movie," one with a little more to say beneath the surface than usual. Enjoy!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.
March 25, 2017 · 00:33:08
Welp, My last post on this movie abruptly disappeared, so I am reposting it here for posterity's sake - if anyone can explain why that would happen, please comment and let me know!
March 25, 2017 · 00:33:08
Welp, TheTimMan returns from exile to discuss the sprawling, somewhat problematic, messy masterpiece - Martin Scorsese's 2002 epic, Gangs of New York, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio. My last post on this movie abruptly disappeared, so I am reposting it here for posterity's sake - if anyone can explain why that would happen, please comment and let me know!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.
March 15, 2017 · 00:33:08
Oh, boy! We have a very interesting episode for you this week. TheTimMan returns from exile to discuss the sprawling, beautiful, violent, messy masterpiece: Martin Scorsese's 2002 epic, Gangs of New York, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio. A film about politics, poverty, religious and ethnic conflict, immigration, vengeance, and the love between father(s) and son.  Not for the squeamish (see the parents' guide at the IMDB link, above), but presents much to discuss for those who take the plunge. Not to mention that a couple surprising (or not-so-surprising) additional guests give their quick takes.  And TheTimMan raps! Enjoy!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Supercazzola [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
March 10, 2017 · 00:31:14
Deja vu all over again?  Or are we merely stepping out of our linear experience of time for a more holistic view? Although I reviewed this film in short, non-spoiler form on Episode 6, its acclaim and themes deserve a full podcast.  So I am joined by the Master, Bo Bonner, for a thorough, spoiler-filled review of Arrival to continue our Best of 2016 Series. Starring Amy Adams (in a near-perfect performance) and directed by Denis Villeneuve, Arrival garnered much praise from the critical and Christian circles.  We examine the themes of the film as well as asking the important questions:  Is the plot coherent?  Is it pro-life?  And why do I not like Jeremy Renner? Enjoy!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Mozilla [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
March 10, 2017 · 00:31:14
Deja vu all over again?  Or are we merely stepping out of our linear experience of time for a more holistic view? Although I reviewed this film in short, non-spoiler form on Episode 6, its acclaim and themes deserve a full podcast.  So I am joined by the Master, Bo Bonner, for a thorough, spoiler-filled review of Arrival to continue our Best of 2016 Series. Starring Amy Adams (in a near-perfect performance) and directed by Denis Villeneuve, Arrival garnered much praise from the critical and Christian circles.  We examine the themes of the film as well as asking the important questions:  Is the plot coherent?  Is it pro-life?  And why do I not like Jeremy Renner? Enjoy!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Mozilla [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
March 2, 2017 · 00:42:29
Many Catholics aren't hip to new-ish movies of worth (having shunned the world and all); and if they are trying to watch a movie, it's usually  from their couch, because who can afford to go out (especially if you need a babysitter)? That's why I've decided to branch off from the popular Best of 2016 Series and start a Best of 2015 Series: these movies are still new enough that you may not have seen them, but they are also widely available via streaming services, so you can watch them comfortably and affordably. The first entry in this series is my favorite movie of all from 2015: Room,  starring Brie Larson.  Directed by Lenny Abrahamson based on the Emma Donoghue novel, it is an emotionally wrenching but beautiful story of love, survival, learning, and growing under dire circumstances. And since TheTimMan doesn't watch new (or new-ish) movies, I am joined once again by the Master, Bo Bonner, in thoroughly critiquing and appreciating this masterpiece. But before you listen, go watch the movie (it's available on Amazon Prime, among many other places). Enjoy!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
March 2, 2017 · 00:42:29
Many Catholics aren't hip to new-ish movies of worth (having shunned the world and all); and if they are trying to watch a movie, it's usually  from their couch, because who can afford to go out (especially if you need a babysitter)? That's why I've decided to branch off from the popular Best of 2016 Series and start a Best of 2015 Series: these movies are still new enough that you may not have seen them, but they are also widely available via streaming services, so you can watch them comfortably and affordably. The first entry in this series is my favorite movie of all from 2015: Room,  starring Brie Larson.  Directed by Lenny Abrahamson based on the Emma Donoghue novel, it is an emotionally wrenching but beautiful story of love, survival, learning, and growing under dire circumstances. And since TheTimMan doesn't watch new (or new-ish) movies, I am joined once again by the Master, Bo Bonner, in thoroughly critiquing and appreciating this masterpiece. But before you listen, go watch the movie (it's available on Amazon Prime, among many other places). Enjoy!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
Feb. 23, 2017 · 00:30:47
Continuing two themes from last week's episode - what did Tim happen to watch and sports movies - we tackle (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) the 1996 Cameron Crowe film Jerry Maguire. Starring Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger, with an Academy Award-winning supporting performance from Cuba Gooding, Jr., we use this flawed but engaging movie as a springboard to discuss the inner workings of grace and the true meaning of marriage (seriously), amidst the normal frivolous banter. Enjoy!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Linda D. Kozaryn (American Forces Press Service)  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Feb. 23, 2017 · 00:30:47
Continuing two themes from last week's episode - what did Tim happen to watch and sports movies - we tackle (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) the 1996 Cameron Crowe film Jerry Maguire. Starring Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger, with an Academy Award-winning supporting performance from Cuba Good, Jr., we use this flawed but engaging movie as a springboard to discuss the inner workings of grace and the true meaning of marriage (seriously), amidst the normal frivolous banter. Enjoy!   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Linda D. Kozaryn (American Forces Press Service)  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Feb. 15, 2017 · 00:27:05
The Catholic Movie Guy Podcast is a reflection of its host(s).  Sometimes, this means that a podcast is dedicated to a dissection of weighty or difficult spiritual themes (e.g., Silence); sometimes, it's an appreciation of a worthy new film (e.g., La La Land) or a classic (e.g., A Man for All Seasons). But sometimes, we just have to talk about a movie we saw.  And today is one of those times.  Therefore, I called for an emergency podcast to address a minor miracle:  theTimMan actually watched a sports movie, despite his disdain for them. In this episode, we discuss that special film (The Blind Side) and express our thoughts on other sports movies and the genre generally.  And did my wife like it?  Tune in to find out.   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Hughes/Released [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Feb. 15, 2017 · 00:27:05
The Catholic Movie Guy Podcast is a reflection of its host(s).  Sometimes, this means that a podcast is dedicated to a dissection of weighty or difficult spiritual themes (e.g., Silence); sometimes, it's an appreciation of a worthy new film (e.g., La La Land) or a classic (e.g., A Man for All Seasons). But sometimes, we just have to talk about a movie we saw.  And today is one of those times.  Therefore, I called for an emergency podcast to address a minor miracle:  theTimMan actually watched a sports movie, despite his disdain for them. In this episode, we discuss that special film (The Blind Side) and express our thoughts on other sports movies and the genre generally.  And did my wife like it?  Tune in to find out.   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Hughes/Released [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Feb. 10, 2017 · 00:32:36
The dreaded musical. The bane of man's existence.  The fly in the ointment of the cinematic universe.  I HATE MUSICALS.  Without exception. Until, of course, La La Land.  Damien Chazelle's 2016 neo-musical (is that a thing?) starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling has garnered a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations and become a hip thing to hate almost simultaneously. Is it over-, under-, or properly-rated? To help me evaluate the film, given my dearth of musical knowledge, I am joined by the Catholic Movie Gal.  We discuss why this movie, despite its being a musical, is one of my favorite films of 2016.   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Jelson26 (Own work) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Feb. 10, 2017 · 00:32:36
The dreaded musical. The bane of man's existence.  The fly in the ointment of the cinematic universe.  I HATE MUSICALS.  Without exception. Until, of course, La La Land.  Damien Chazelle's 2016 neo-musical (is that a thing?) starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling has garnered a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations and become a hip thing to hate almost simultaneously. Is it over-, under-, or properly-rated? To help me evaluate the film, given my dearth of musical knowledge, I am joined by the Catholic Movie Gal.  We discuss why this movie, despite its being a musical, is one of my favorite films of 2016.   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Jelson26 (Own work) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Feb. 3, 2017 · 00:28:24
Oh, no - another Coen brothers' movie! Well, here on the Coen Brothers Podcast Catholic Movie Guy Podcast, we can't resist discussing greatness.  This time we canvass their 1990 neo-noir/gangster film Miller's Crossing, starring Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, and John Turturro.  We focus on this classic film with an amazing score, asking how we can evaluate characters' virtues within an immoral milieu.  We also ponder why the film did not fare well at the box office, and ask why it never made the cultural impact of Goodfellas, a similarly themed film from the same year.  Find out where it ranks in theTimMan's all time Coen movies and stay to see if my wife liked it. For those interested in a deep dive, please also read the amazing evaulation of the movie by Christopher Orr at the Atlantic.   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Gailirish (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
Feb. 3, 2017 · 00:28:24
Oh, no - another Coen brothers' movie! Well, here on the Coen Brothers Podcast Catholic Movie Guy Podcast, we can't resist discussing greatness.  This time we canvass their 1990 neo-noir/gangster film Miller's Crossing, starring Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, and John Turturro.  We focus on this classic film with an amazing score, asking how we can evaluate characters' virtues within an immoral milieu.  We also ponder why the film did not fare well at the box office, and ask why it never made the cultural impact of Goodfellas, a similarly themed film from the same year.  Find out where it ranks in theTimMan's all time Coen movies and stay to see if my wife liked it. For those interested in a deep dive, please also read the amazing evaulation of the movie by Christopher Orr at the Atlantic.   As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Gailirish (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
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