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Why Watch That Radio is a podcast featuring the Critic and the Referee who go head-to-head on a quest to find the best movies and TV shows that Hollywood has to offer!

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  • AFI Fest 2020: It’s a Wrap!

    AFI Fest 2020: It’s a Wrap!

    22/10/2020 Duración: 33min

    To hear the Critic’s quick reactions to the first half of offerings that he saw at AFI Fest 2020, click here.On this episode of Why Watch That:HIGHLIGHTED OFFERINGS AT THE END OF AFI FEST 2020:1. World Cinema: WolfwalkersIn 17th-century Ireland, a magical friendship takes shape. Young Robyn and her wolf-hunter father, Bill, are sent from England tasked with ridding the woodland outside of town of wolves. After being told to stay within the city walls, Robyn sneaks out to explore the magical world of the forest where she meets Mebh (“Maeve”), a wild girl raised by wolves. Robyn undergoes a secret transformation, turning into the very thing her father is sent to destroy and creating a final battle between the wolf pack and townsfolk.Following THE SECRET OF KELLS and SONG OF THE SEA, WOLFWALKERS is the third film of Academy Award®-nominated animators Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s “Irish folklore trilogy” and an exciting visual adventure for the whole family. –Sarah Harris**************************2. Special

  • TV Talk: Lovecraft Country, Star Trek: Discovery, The Right Stuff amp More!

    TV Talk: Lovecraft Country, Star Trek: Discovery, The Right Stuff & More!

    21/10/2020 Duración: 45min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:SERIES PREMIERESSoulmates Website: AMCNEXT Website: FOXThe Right Stuff Website: Disney+Helstrom Website: HuluFlesh and Blood Website: PBS Cobra Website: PBSSEASON PREMIEREStar Trek: Discovery Website: CBS All AccessSEASON FINALESLast Tango in Halifax Website: PBS Lovecraft Country Website: HBO See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • A Look and a Sneak: Bad Hair and The Trial of the Chicago 7

    A Look and a Sneak: Bad Hair and The Trial of the Chicago 7

    21/10/2020 Duración: 25min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:First Look: The Trial of the Chicago 7Website: NetflixSynopsis: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale — were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.Release Date: October 16, 2020Directed by: Aaron SorkinScreenplay by: Aaron SorkinStarring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, and Jeremy StrongDistributor: NetflixGenre: Drama, HistoryRunning Time: 2 hours 9 minutesRated RSneak Peek: Bad HairWebsite: HuluSynopsis: In this horror satire set in 1989, BAD HAIR follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. H

  • AFI Fest 2020 Has Begun!

    AFI Fest 2020 Has Begun!

    19/10/2020 Duración: 17min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:HIGHLIGHTED OFFERINGS FROM AFI FEST 2020 SO FAR:1. Special Presentation: Opening Night World Premiere: I’m Your WomanSuburban housewife Jean (Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) lives a seemingly easy life, supported by husband Eddie’s (Bill Heck) career as a thief. But when Eddie betrays his partners, Jean and her baby are forced to go on the run, and Eddie’s old friend Cal (Arinzé Kene) is tasked with the job of keeping them safe. After Cal mysteriously disappears, Jean befriends Teri (Marsha Stephanie Blake), and the two women set out on a perilous journey into the heart of Eddie’s criminal underworld. A decidedly female take on crime dramas of the 1970s, I’m Your Woman is a tale of love, betrayal, motherhood, family and what it takes to claim your life as your own.**************************2. World Cinema: IndustryIn the latest series from HBO, an ambitious group of graduates compete for a permanent role at Piedmont, a top London bank. Harper, the sole American

  • Netflix TV Premieres: The Queen’s Gambit, Grand Army, and Social Distance

    Netflix TV Premieres: The Queen’s Gambit, Grand Army, and Social Distance

    14/10/2020 Duración: 29min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:NETFLIX TV SNEAK PEEKSGrand Army Website: NetflixSocial Distance Website: NetflixThe Queen’s Gambit Website: Netflix See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • AFI Fest 2020 Is About to Begin!

    AFI Fest 2020 Is About to Begin!

    14/10/2020 Duración: 04min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:The complete AFI FEST program includes 124 titles (54 features, 3 episodic, 33 shorts, 19 Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI FEST shorts and 15 AFI Conservatory Showcase shorts) of which 53% are directed by women, 39% are directed by BIPOC and 17% are directed by LBGTQ+. This year's program represents 35 countries and includes 7 World Premieres. The total film breakdown by section is: Special Presentations (8), Tributes (4), World Cinema (16) New Auteurs (14), Documentary (15), Cinema’s Legacy (4), Short Films (33), Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI FEST (19) and AFI Conservatory Showcase (15).  “AFI FEST is committed to supporting diverse perspectives and new voices in cinema and this year is no different,” said Sarah Harris, Director of Programming, AFI Festivals. “While we wish we were able to be together in Hollywood, this year’s festival is an opportunity to celebrate the many great films yet to be discovered by audiences across the nation.”The Grand Jury Aw

  • Looking and Sneaking: Enola Holmes, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Charm City Kings

    Looking and Sneaking: Enola Holmes, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Charm City Kings

    07/10/2020 Duración: 26min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:FIRST LOOKEnola Holmes Website: NetflixSynopsis: England, 1884 – a world on the brink of change. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts but no apparent clue as to where she’s gone or why. After a free-spirited childhood, Enola suddenly finds herself under the care of her brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), both set on sending her away to a finishing school for “proper” young ladies. Refusing to follow their wishes, Enola escapes to search for her mother in London. But when her journey finds her entangled in a mystery surrounding a young runaway Lord (Louis Partridge), Enola becomes a super-sleuth in her own right, outwitting her famous brother as she unravels a conspiracy that threatens to set back the course of history. Based on the beloved book series by Nancy Springer, ENOLA HOLMES is a dynamic new myst

  • TV Talk: Fargo, Raised by Wolves, Utopia, Ted Lasso, and So Much More!

    TV Talk: Fargo, Raised by Wolves, Utopia, Ted Lasso, and So Much More!

    07/10/2020 Duración: 56min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:SERIES PREMIERESFilthy Rich Website: FOXTehranWebsite: Apple TV+UtopiaWebsite: Amazon PrimeThe Good Lord BirdWebsite: ShowtimeSEASON PREMIERESManhunt: Deadly Games Website: CBS Fargo Website: FX BritanniaWebsite: EpixSEASON FINALESTed LassoWebsite: Apple TV+ Raised by Wolves Website: HBO Max See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Wine and Pork Rinds? Emily in Paris and Possessor: Uncut

    Wine and Pork Rinds? Emily in Paris and Possessor: Uncut

    30/09/2020 Duración: 21min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:NETFLIX TV SNEAK PEEKEmily in Paris Website: NetflixSNEAK PEEKPossessor: Uncut Website: NeonSynopsis: From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, POSSESSOR is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people's bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.Release Date: October 2, 2020Directed by: Brandon CronenbergScreenplay by: Brandon CronenbergStarring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, with Sean Bean and Jennifer Jason LeighDistributor: NeonGenre: Horror, Sci-Fi, ThrillerRunning Time: 1 hour 42 minutesNot Rated  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sneak Peeks: The Glorias and Once Upon a River

    Sneak Peeks: The Glorias and Once Upon a River

    28/09/2020 Duración: 19min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:SNEAK PEEKSOnce Upon a RiverWebsite: Film MovementSynopsis: Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, Once Upon A River is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane (Kenadi DelaCerna) in 1970s rural Michigan who after enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her estranged mother. On the water, Margo encounters friends, foes, wonders, and dangers; navigating life on her own, she comes to understand her potential, all while healing the wounds of her past.Release Date: October 2, 2020Directed by: Haroula RoseScreenplay by: Haroula RoseBased on the Novel "Once Upon a River" by Bonnie Jo CampbellStarring: Kenadi DelaCerna, John Ashton, Tatanka Means, Ajuawak Kapashesit, Sam Straley, Coburn Goss, Lindsay Pulsipher, and Kenn E. HeadDistributor: Film MovementGenre: DramaRunning Time: 1 hour 32 minutesNot Rated The GloriasWebsite: The GloriasSynopsis: Journalist, fighter, and feminist Gloria Steinem is

  • Urbanworld Film Festival 2020 Wrap-Up!

    Urbanworld Film Festival 2020 Wrap-Up!

    28/09/2020 Duración: 40min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:Website: UrbanworldWe experienced these offeringsThe Water ManBad Hair ConversationThe Killing of Kenneth ChamberlainAMC Networks’ TV Preview: Gangs of London, Soulmates, and The Walking Dead: World BeyondForty-Year-Old Version ConversationCharm City KingsA Shot Through the Wall Farewell AmorCome Away  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Welcome to Urbanworld Film Festival 2020!

    Welcome to Urbanworld Film Festival 2020!

    25/09/2020 Duración: 16min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:The 24th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sneak Peeks: Kajillionaire, Misbehaviour, Sneakerheads amp The Artist’s Wife

    Sneak Peeks: Kajillionaire, Misbehaviour, Sneakerheads & The Artist’s Wife

    25/09/2020 Duración: 31min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:SNEAK PEEKSMisbehaviourWebsite: ALTAVODSynopsis: In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favorite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.Release Date: September 25, 2020Directed by: Philippa LowthorpeScreenplay by: Rebecca Frayn and Gaby ChiappeStarring: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans, and Greg Kinne

  • TV Premieres: The Third Day, We Are Who We Are amp More!

    TV Premieres: The Third Day, We Are Who We Are & More!

    23/09/2020 Duración: 27min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:SERIES PREMIERESVan der Valk Website: PBSThe Third Day Website: HBOWe Are Who We Are Website: HBODeparture Website: Peacock See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Emmys 2020: Our Reaction!

    Emmys 2020: Our Reaction!

    21/09/2020 Duración: 30min

    Emmys 2020: Our Reaction!Website: Emmys See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Netflix TV Sneak Peek: Sarah Paulson Becomes “Ratched”!

    Netflix TV Sneak Peek: Sarah Paulson Becomes “Ratched”!

    15/09/2020 Duración: 24min

    On this episode of Why Watch That: NETFLIX TV SNEAK PEEKRatched Website: Netflix See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • TV Talk: Raised by Wolves, I May Destroy You, P-Valley amp More!

    TV Talk: Raised by Wolves, I May Destroy You, P-Valley & More!

    08/09/2020 Duración: 54min

    On this episode of Why Watch That: SERIES PREMIERESPure Website: HBO MaxTransplant Website: NBC Noughts + Crosses Website: PeacockRaised by WolvesWebsite: HBO MaxSEASON FINALESI May Destroy You Website: HBOP-Valley Website: Starz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sneak Peek: “Mulan” Rises from the Ashes!

    Sneak Peek: “Mulan” Rises from the Ashes!

    03/09/2020 Duración: 30min

    On this episode of Why Watch That: Sneak Peek: MulanNOTE: After we recorded this episode, Disney announced that it will release “Mulan” for free to all Disney+ subscribers on December 4, 2020. So, the $29.99 Premier Access fee will give you access to “Mulan” for three months before anyone gains free access. Also, Premier Access will be available for purchase until November 2, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. As a result, from November 3, 2020 to December 3, 2020, only Disney+ subscribers who previously paid for Premier Access will have access to the film.Website: Disney+ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Hilary Swank and Josh Charles Find It Hard to Say Goodbye in Netflix’s “Away”

    Hilary Swank and Josh Charles Find It Hard to Say Goodbye in Netflix’s “Away”

    01/09/2020 Duración: 19min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:NETFLIX TV SNEAK PEEK Away Website: Netflix See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Our Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

    Our Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

    31/08/2020 Duración: 16min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:Our Tribute to Chadwick BosemanMarvel Entertainment’s Tribute Video: YouTubeChadwick’s Howard University Commencement Speech: YouTube See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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