I recommend listening to any episode with Casey Pegram. I’ve tried listening to other episodes and they’re hardly ever as good
Love Chuck / SYSK, love cinema, and I’ve really enjoyed most of these episodes so far. But overall, there’s WAY to much irrelevant banter that precedes any conversation about film. Sometimes there’ll be a solid 45 minutes to an hour before they even talk about the film at all—it’s just too much. Especially given that it’s usually friends and family guesting on the podcast, I just wish someone would realize that the average podcast listener just isn’t going to be anywhere near as interested in the life story of a complete non-celebrity stranger as the host would be. No offense.
As a doctor of veterinary medicine for almost 20 years I take offense to your last guess saying that tick born diseases cause blindness. Intestinal parasites such as hookworms can cause blindness but a tick and a hookworm are completely different. Hope this helps to provide you with some much needed education...but I'm sure you will dismiss this review bc it doesn't go along with your agenda.
Chuck likes to think he’s knowledgeable but isn’t especially so. Noel trying so hard on every podcast makes me cringe. Forced banter with lots of very specific opinions that seem uppity, snotty and intolerant despite the loose and laidback feel. Lots of friends I couldn’t care less about talking about their shallow ventures in Hollywood. Nah.
It’s like listening to friends nerd out about their favorite movie. Even if I don’t think I’ll ever see the movie, I still like the shows.
I listen often, especially the minicrushes which are short and entertaining. Chuck and Noel are solid and amiable. Only complaint is their occasional political commentary, which should be left out of the podcast. Not everyone who enjoys a movie podcast shares the same political views as the hosts and certainly shouldn’t have to listen to president-bashing. This is escapism fellas, not CNN
Not sure why it has less than 4 stars?! This is a good show and I love their mini chrushes and the guests ones are great too!! Doesn’t bother me that he can get “Star struck” or veer off. It’s a great podcast to listen to! Love Noel too!!
Love you guys! So relaxed, fun variety of conversation, can’t be beat.
The host is a nice guy and most amiable and like to here the guests talk about their favorite cinematic passions . The big problem with this pod is that the host dismissively tosses out facts about movies that are not correct without a thought . You said you don’t read reviews or care about that them but please you have the entire internet in front of you when your record . Check your facts.
Great show! More Casey episodes please he picks great movies and I love the conversations
I’ve never been a “movie” guy. I used to just watch them with no agenda. Chuck, you have made me really think about the movies I watch now. I’m a yuge Kubrick fan, and because of this pod, I now know why. For most of your episodes I’m constantly saying “huh, I get it” “I see that” “that makes sense” “where’s my beer” and other things. And the main reason I’m writing this review is that I am currently listening to the episode with Josh. I love you guys. You both have wonderful chemistry ;). I have laughed out loud sooo many times. Well done Chuck! Keep on keepin on! Joe
‘I didn’t see it’ is a comment said way too often with these guys. Very amateur, uninformed and unprepared for a decent podcast conversation. Not for true film true movie fans.
If you enjoy movies and a fun,cozy atmosphere that feels like you’re hanging with old friends- this is for you
This should’ve ended a long time ago.
It’s not a film class, or a scripted, fact checked pod. So what? I go elsewhere for that. This is a great place to hear people talk about movies they love, and not be jerks about it. I like to spend time with chuck and his revolving group of very cool guests. Sometimes I disagree with their takes and I still love them anyway. Lots of podcasts out there, if this one doesn’t speak to you then that’s totally fine. I don’t normally write reviews but saw some very troll-like comments and had to speak up. Thanks for the great content.
I really like MC. The concept is great and for a fair bit of time they were really getting some higher profile guests. Which is the obvious point. But for awhile it seems like it’s been a struggle to line up those type of guests. No biggie. Most of the recent guests are good. My main issue when I’m listening is that Chuck spends half the episode talking about the person’s background. That seems a bit unnecessary. And by the time they get to the movie, it feels rushed. The mini crushes are hit or miss for me. I think if they were maybe related to the type of film that was covered right before they would work better. But I do enjoy Chuck and Noels interactions. And Casey is great. Very insightful about the movies he discusses.
Annoying and snobby
I love the concept of the show, but it’s very much hit or miss these days. There’s been a real lack of interesting guest/movie discussions for the most part. Seems like it’s mainly a way to get Chuck’s friends and family on the show lately The mini crush episodes could be once a month only and that alone would improve the show so much. They put out so much content, but it’s largely pretty bland and uninteresting. If I wanted to listen to someone read random facebook comments for an hour, I’d go to the facebook group
Dude. I love stuff you should know so I have been listening to this as well. And I have to say I like it, when you actually stick to the movie at hand. You could also cut the intros in half so I don’t have to skip a minute forward. Other than that I’m still listening.
It’s a great podcast if you want to hear good people talking about movies and other stuff. If you’re one of the jerks who thinks every podcast should “get to the point,” maybe don’t pick this one.. but if you like movies and feeling like part of the conversation, this is a great podcast!!
I’ve listened since inception bc I want to give my SYSK friends some support. After Tig Nataro I wanted more! Now it’s just Chuck’s local college buddies. Yawn. Discussions need to be around new movies. Discussions around movies from the 90’s put me to sleep. I expect more. But I still listen each week... weird me.
They barely know what they’re talking about yet supposedly being working in film. It makes this podcast annoying to listen to because of it. It seems like they’ve never seen a movie they are taking about and Casey knows more than the hosts always. They also think Adam Sandler isn’t weird for wanting to do nothing but make lots of money. I’ve been a long time listener but in recent time I have realized these guys are just annoying white people who thought Adam Sandler would get an Oscar not realizing that Uncut Gems isn’t the Safdies best film. Ugh.....
I enjoy Filmspotting a lot more to hear educated and prepared conversation that entertains but also teaches me something new about film every time. I just kinda feel empty handed after each episode of Movie Crush.
If you want to hear a guy give you an almost constant stream of wrong information that could be cleared up just by googling, this is the podcast for you. If you like factual correctness, go elsewhere. By the way Chuck, MLK’s assassination in Memphis is marked by the national civil rights museum. So easy for you to have looked that up and not made it seem as if the city didn’t do anything.
One of the best Podcasts out there.
Marie Antoinette is one of my favorite historical figures. I downloaded the episode on Sofia Coppola’s movie adaptation, based off the excellent biography, The Journey, by Antonia Fraser. The hosts of this podcast did not do their due diligence in research prior to this episode. For example, they referred to the depiction of Marie Antoinette by Fraser and Coppola as “sympathetic” when many historians who’ve written about the Queen would instead describe it as “accurate.” While I have misgivings about this film in general (aka how it ends), Sofia Coppola not only accurately depicted Marie Antoinette, but she was also given exclusive access to Versailles for this film. If your looking for a good podcast to hear this movie reviewed.... keep looking. This podcast was a waste of my time.
Followed u from SUSK to MC, and was initially all in. However, In the last 6 months give or take, your scheduling is so off, I am at a loss. Guests are now mostly friends and crew and your episode release dates have not jived with what’s been going on in real time. And what happened to Oscars coverage? No Emily and Chuck or mention of? This is no longer feeling like an up to the moment film podcast. ☹️
This podcast is so charming and chummy, I could listen to Chuck have a ball with Noel and all the awesome guests all day. A real mood booster.
Too many ads and took too long to get to the point. Had some ok episodes but unsubscribing to clean up my feed of active podcasts.
I can’t say enough about Chuck and the show and the format. This is truly entertaining for anyone into movies or podcasts with excellent notable guests. Also, hands down best quote ever coming from Christopher Walken referring to the show: “My question is um, people... people listen to this?” Keep Chuckin, Chuck!
This show is a must for movie lovers, Chuck is a great host and keeps every episode really enjoyable and fun. I especially love the Mini Crush episodes where Chuck and co-host Noel have a more casual conversation about movies while also interacting a lot with their audience.
Noel, stop trying so hard!!!!!
I really enjoy the discussions of the movies on Movie Crush. As a big fan of all things film related, I especially appreciate their recommendations.
Found Chuck through Stuff You Should Know. I’ve been trying to really get into movies lately and when he mentioned he had a movie podcast I jumped in with both feet and downloaded every episode of movies I’ve seen and every Mini Crush. I think I’m more of a fan of the Mini Crushes too be honest, but episodes like Casey in Kubrick and the Eternal Sunshine episode are just so dang fantastic. My suggestion would be to do more recent movies in the traditional Movie Crush style, not every new movie should be limited to a Crush to Judgement. Maybe have fan favorite guests come back and do their favorite *recent* movie. Just something to keep us younger folk in mind that haven’t seen all the classics.
Love listening to the show because it is very entertaining and gives me plenty of ideas of what I should be watching and re-watching.
Very enjoyable. The hosts are well versed in the business of making movies. They cover a wide variety of genres. A must for any film fan.
Truly. I have only listened to two podcasts so far and totally makes me want to go back and watch all these movies they are talking about... even though the title names only one movie, chuck and guest name so many other movies and pieces and parts of other movies. Oy. Thank you Chuck!
I loved this episode so much. The whole podcast is great. I moved recently and lost my group of movie viewing/discussion crowd and Movie Crush is a great substitute.
Please just give Casey his own podcast, he always has the most interesting things to say and offers the most insight into movies. Chuck and Noel’s opinions are just pretty bland and don’t often go deeper than “I just didn’t get it man.” Then they just run that circle for another half an hour until the episode is done.
Emilie and Chuck are my dream couple! Thanks for the great content guys. I truly enjoyed listening and chiming in as if I was there in conversation with you guys.
When the podcast started I really enjoyed it. I liked how it was structured around movies, so even when the guest was someone I was unfamiliar with, I could still enjoy the show. Eventually it became your standard celebrity talk show and the movie became less and less of the focus, despite the title. Hour and half podcasts spent 15-30 minutes talking about movies on a movie podcast. Chuck is not a good enough interviewer for the chat show format to work. I hung in until Chuck felt the need to insult Childfree people in the Parenthood podcast. I turned it off and haven’t listened to it since, and haven’t missed it all.
I could listen to Chuck talk all day. About anything. Anytime. I don’t even care that I don’t agree with his politics, at least Chuck is fair, likeable and agreeable. Noel’s great too. The show has changed a lot over time, doesn’t seem like there are any noteworthy guests anymore, but I think it’s for the best as the deep dives with Casey Pegram are far more enjoyable than Dax Shepherd per se. Hope this one keeps going and going.
I expected a podcast that had an in-depth discussion about a different movie every episode, but what I got were in-depth interviews with different people involved in the movie industry. The interviews are insightful and interesting, but they were not what I came for.
I absolutely love the interviews. The host, Chuck Bryant, uses his deep knowledge of movies to ask really insightful questions. His genuine and good natured personality draws out incredibly candid and fresh perspectives from his guests. I strongly recommend the Christopher Walken interview.
Great concept but editing is desperately needed. Chuck has a charming personality, but tends to mirror the guest’s viewpoint. This is a missed opportunity to add depth to the discussion with differing perspectives. Podcast as a whole seems very unstructured. Does this podcast focus on little known facts and background on movies, an overall summary of a film, or how the host and guest feel about about the movie? Too much time is spent discussing how the hosts feel about it rather than what it actually is. A shorter, more condensed review would have a much deeper impact. Also, the excessive cursing seems forced. Otherwise, it has great potential to be an entertaining and insightful podcast.
The fact that Christopher Walken ended up hating the movie he chose was great. You should have asked him if he did all his own moves in the Fatboy Slim Weapon of Choice music video. I definitely laughed through this entire episode because of how bizarre it was, I don’t think there will be another episode quite like this one. Also I don’t think I realized that celebrities had legitimate disguises when they went out in public.
Chuck is awesome & lovable. Great podcast for movie lovers! Only complaint is Howard the Duck is an awesome movie!!!
For anyone wanting to try this out, you will have to regularly skip the first 30 minutes (at least) to get to the movie parts. When they get there, it’s great.
Nice upswing in recent months. Really like the “body of work” approach to a single director with one guest coming back. Looking forward to Alexander Payne series.
I love Chuck and Noel/Nowell (?sorry). I listen to them at night with ear buds and it is hilarious when the guys make me giggle or laugh out loud. My hubby must think I’m having fun dreams. I realize some may think this is nutty but I really like Chuck and Noel’s voices - they are very soothing. Anyhoo, love all the banter and insights into the industry. Thanks guys, appreciate the time you spend to keep us entertained.
Kudos must be given to the planning and execution of the perfect April fools prank. Kevin Pollak was so incredibly deadpan and underplayed Walken perfectly that I was completely fooled, was a bit miffed at first when I found out but it was just too funny not to just laugh and go with the flow. Pollak is a master at his craft and Movie crush, well you crushed me with this prank. Well done boys, well done.
Christopher MF’ing Walken Good one!!! Enough said.
Omg! I laughed all the way through this episode! Highly uncomfortable as it seemed it was so entertaining!
One of the worst Christopher Walken impressions I’ve ever heard
Walken! WOW! That was amazing! Totally different from the normal show, which I enjoy, but MAN O MAN, What a TREAT!
I wanna start out by saying I love this show and listen to every episode when it comes out. I just finished listening to the Christopher Walken episode and thought it was hilarious. Mr. Walken just saying how ridicoulous and ham fisted Foot lose is even though it was his movie pick, had me cracking up. Maybe I just have a weird sense of humor.
Wow! Great, funny interview with Chris Walken!!! For as nervous as you were, who wouldn’t! You did a great job!!! Love going back to some of these reviewed movies and hear others assessments!! Keep up the good work!
Always looking forward to my Monday evening commute when I can crush out with Chuck and Noel
I was surprised to see a number of comments on low star reviews complaining about how the podcast is structured. I think it was apparent from the start that these were meant to be friendly, casual discussions about movies the guests love, not scholarly criticism. As a movie lover I enjoy this podcast thoroughly, and find fascinating the insights of guests in the “business” regarding how movies are made. I hope this has a long run!
Listen to SYSK and love it. Chuck is knowledgeable and entertaining. But- and this a huge but, the Movie Crush is IMPOSSIBLE to enjoy with the co-host saying “yeah, yeah, yeah” literally every 2 minutes. So wanted to listen to your show on Kubrick. I got about 5 minutes into it and had to turn it off. Its like he has some strange form of Tourette’s. Chuck- Listen to it and do the right thing.
It had potential but Chuck’s white guilt and anti-Christian smirking have made this unlistenable. Plus, there’s only about 10 minutes of movie discussion. The rest of the episode is him pandering to the wannabe Hollywood elite. I still have hope for SYSK but it seems it’s going in that direction too.
Love this show, I am not a huge movie buff, so this show gives me an excuse to watch new things, and also makes it easier to choose something to watch! Fun, upbeat and thoughtful!
Just a good, natural feeling podcast. I listen to 100’s of hours of podcasts a year becomes of my job. This a good one. Love SYSK. So this is just an extension of everything awesome about that.
As far as fangirling/fanboying podcasts go, I typically sidestep them. However, this one is worth the listen, especially given the longer industry-insider narratives that poke through in some of the longer pre-review interview sections. Well done.
Chuck has a great voice and is a reliable dude. Chucks chuckles are contagious
I really enjoy the Mini Crush episodes. I love hearing the back and forth between Chuck and Noel. They both get so very excited about the movies they love.
I love Chuck’s podcast. He has great guests and great insight on movies and the industry. It’s a great listen to hear more about movies you know and love or to hear great reviews of movies to see! It’s fantastic 😁
I love Chuck but will admit the first few episodes are a little rough. The quality and overall content definitely improve. Even if you haven’t seen the particular movie the conversation is definitely worth listening to.
Great casual conversation about movies and people who love them. The mini crush episodes are fun, even though Noel can be overly critical and negative at times. Sometimes comes off as a bitter hipster. But his and Chuck’s banter is mostly fun and lighthearted. I read a comment saying that Chuck does not challenge his guests even if he may not agree with their opinions. I’ve noticed this as well. But I don’t think that would be appropriate when asking someone to come on a show and discuss their favorite movie. He usually just moves past it with a simple agreed, and sometimes their perspective may change his opinion. Which is what I love about movie discussion.
First of all buckeye and Berger king can shut their faces. Let’s start with buckeye. THIS ISN’T A SECOND SYSK. And Berger mcslowlykillinghimorherself shut up and wait for new episodes to come out. I mean it’s not like Chuck can choose their favorite movie. And one more thing buckeye. This is a completely different podcast than sysk so shut your tiny mouth down and sit in the corner and think about what you have done you babies.👶🏼👁👄👁
If you (like myself) are addicted to movies and you want some casual immersion into movie addict geekdom then this show is for you. Completely non-pretentious and not always super knowledgeable Chuck Bryant invites us along to talk movies with that people that make them or just love them AND the best part is we get the opprtunity to sit in on the conversation. Always a pleasure. Thank you, Chuck!
Thoughtful and at the same time comfortably loose dissection of great films! A bonus of the show is hearing Chuck swear...it’s gleefully exciting like when your sweet grandma drop an F-bomb for the first time. Keep up the good work Chuck and team!
Even the episodes where I know 0 about the movie are interesting.
I really like the show and have been listening since the first episode, but lately I wish they would get to the movie talk sooner than 30-45 minutes, and if I never heard Chuck use the word ‘trope’ again it would be too soon.
This is a great show because it focuses on both famous and lesser known movies. They are movies that the guest doesn’t need to apologize for, they just bring them joy. The best episodes really go into why they are worth rewatching or seeing for the first time. A perfect companion to “Unspooled”!
A wonderful podcast never miss it or the mini pods!
Love the show, but I cannot continue to listen to the liberal drivel. I wish they could just talk about movies! Unsubscribed to this as well as stuff you should know.
You’re insight on the movie industry and opinions of popular and new media is always fun to hear. Hope you guys continue with great guest and great mini crushes!!!
Love the podcast! Was nervous as josh and chuck went and did different podcasts because huge how stuff works fan but they are both great at their job. My only compliant is some of these movies I cannot get on Netflix or Hulu, I get intrigued on the movie they discuss then can’t find it. As a truck driver I’m always looking for movies to watch when parked! Thanks Chuck!
The interviews help me experience the inside of the industry in refreshing, interesting ways. I feel like Chuck is asking the kind of questions we common thinking people want to know. You hit a lot of interesting home runs. Dak Shepard killed it. Tarin Killam was a huge fascinating surprise. You’ll get five stars when you stop being lazy with all your f-bombs. Sometimes I feel like I’m listening to a couple of dudes playing video games on the basement couch.
There’s a useless intro, they don’t mention the movie for 40 minutes, then they revealed that they had so little understanding of the silence of the lamb‘s that they missed the fact that Buffalo Bill wears other peoples skin! Did you even watch the movie bro? There are plenty of movie podcasts where the host have seen the movie.
Stuff You Should Know was my *first* podcast, ever. I eventually drifted off in favor of those podcasts that are rated E. I was looking for a dissection of Hereditary, and re-discovered Chuck in an adult format, and, YES!!! Such a great discussion about the minutiae of filmmaking, as well as thoughtful insights (the chills over some parts, specifically) that made me relive and re-love the movie. Just finished the Silence of the Lambs Ep with the fab My Favorite Murder ladies, and I have a single complaint.... I can’t possibly binge the podcast episodes, as I get so jazzed for the movie that I have to take a break to re-watch it EVERY TIME! :) Super thumbs-up, will be my newest go-to podcast.
I can’t imagine a more frustrating but also strangely boring episode. It was truly awful. This memo was, according to you, supposed to be a real interesting look into the Hollywood casting process. You also hinted that it had connection with #MeToo. In reality it was neither. Then you proceeded to completely exclude the listener from any actually interesting tidbits by claiming that you couldn’t reveal them. You giggled over and over at how only you and your cohost could know all these fascinating facts. I can only assume you thought it was hilarious to keep the listeners in the dark. Thanks. It’s always fun to be laughed at while others talk about an inside joke. My advice is to rethink doing more of these in the future because this one was really alienating.
This show takes you on a deep dive into movies that you may love, you may hate, or you may have never heard of. But Chuck and his guests keep it compelling because of their passion for the art of filmmaking, filling the conversation with obscure trivia and a thorough analysis. The premise is simple: Chuck has a guest choose one of their favorite movies, they watch it, then explore EVERYTHING about it! Along the way, we get to learn about the lives of guests and what made them love movies. What I love about this podcast is the way it makes me want to appreciate rather than simply consuming them as mere entertainment.
When you realized that Charlie “won” Darwinism over his brother—I’ve seen this movie so many times and never thought of that. I loved it before, but this observation just made me love it so much more!
Chuck is great! Have been a long time fan. Love the full episodes with guests but the real gem are the mini crush episodes!!
This is suppose to be a movie podcast, but the first 30 minutes is always the host getting his guest’s life story first. I mash my “skip 30 seconds” button until they actually start talking about the movie the episode is suppose to be about. I didn’t come to this podcast to listen to a celebrity tell me things I can’t relate to. Just focus on the movie in question. I can relate to movies.
I just listened to the Casey Wilson episode & it was so funny. She's simply the best. I loved how thorough you delved into my personal favorite parts- you did miss a few, but overall awesome!
I just listened to the Casey Wilson episode & it was so funny. She's simply the best. I loved how thorough you delved into my personal favorite parts- you did miss a few, but overall awesome!
Nice balance between formal and casual - this podcast is one of my favorites. Such a friendly vibration, consistently. Thanks, chuck.
Came to this podcast because I like the Stuff you Should Know podcast (another great one) and Chuck's enthusiasm in both podcasts makes them great listens.
This is a really great podcast but I cannot listen to it at night because the advertisement noise is obnoxiously loud and wakes me up if I fall asleep and ruins my night sleep. Do something about that, it’s terrible. I’ve never dealt with a podcast with such an obnoxious noise when the advertisement starts.
its amazing i just wish they sweard less
I listened to the first episode when this first launched and I really did not dig it. But, I gave it second chance and l love it! I think I was expecting to be like SYSK...but, ya know what they say about expectations?? 😏
I’m way down in Austin now but it took you randomly mentioning my hometown of Basking Ridge to get me to write a review. I get little 5 min breaks between managing conference calls all day - so it takes a whole day for me to get through a single episode - but I quit smoking and drinking coffee this year and Movie Crush has made the perfect distraction during those little windows where I used to run out for a quick ‘fix’. Many thanks!
I have to admit I can over for Karen & Georgia...but now I’m hooked!! Great podcast! Love it!!
Very Good Podcast!
I like Chuck, and I like most of the movies the guests have selected. But 20+ minutes of guest introduction and then Chuck enthusiastically agreeing with every opinion of every guest doesn't make for an engaging show.
Just wish you had a bit more time to go deeper on some of the movies. Great work keep it up!!
I thought this podcast would be about a unique and nostalgic look at classic movies, but basically it’s - “what’s up? Not much... yeah I saw that movie. What did you think? Uh... it’s good! Cool, thanks for talking.”
This is a fun show, and Chuck is a polished and genial host. It's really entertaining to listen to him and his guests geeking out about their favorite movies. But it's already getting boring because of the narrow range of guests and films. Of the 15 or so episodes so far, the guests have been almost all 30-40-something men talking about very predictable movies from the past 30-40 years, and 100% of the guests have been white Americans. That has got to change if this show is to avoid becoming a waste of time. So: how about inviting Roxane Gay or Romesh Ranganathan or Caitlin Moran or Chuck D. onto the show? Or, if it has to be another white dude, how about somebody over sixty whose filmgoing experiences were very different from those of almost all the guests so far, and who might name a film from before 1965? Once Chuck moves farther beyond people just like him, the show will surely improve dramatically.
this would be the movie i’d talk about. chuck is the best. this show is fun and insightful. great guests talking about their favorite movies and movie going experiences.
I’ve listened to Chuck on SYSK for seven years and was so excited to learn that he’d be doing this project. Results haven’t disappointed and I look forward to new episodes!
Chuck you are the man! Great pod!
Not without some new podcast fits and starts. This shows strengths lie in its warmth and comfort. Listening to Chuck and his guest discuss films isn't a deep film school dissection, which I sort of expected coming from SYSK. Its some how so much better. It's friends at pub or a party discussing their favorite movie over drinks. Chuck manages something so tricky right now, this show is genuinely inviting, and allows you to feel engaged without veering into triggering waters. I hope how stuff works puts out more content like this and The Atlanta Monster series and; not the too different for its brand The Daily Zeitgeist.
Chuck is one of my top two favorite hosts of Stuff You Should Know. This spin off show of his is awesome and Chuck’s personality is allowed to really shine here. He is an encyclopedia of film knowledge but without the pretentious dorkiness of James Lipton. His relaxed style of conversation makes his guest at ease and let’s the listener be a fly on the wall for truly candid back and fourth about people’s movie history. The premise of the show is for each guest to talk about their favorite film but the real outcome is a wonderful conversation about films in general and how each guest relates and grew up with them. Chuck is such a talented interviewer that I hope this show takes off to where he is able to attract guest from other genres besides podcasts. So far most of the guests are of relatively similar background and age. I look forward to hearing from a bigger variety of people. I’m an every episode badge holder for Stuff You Should Know and hope to keep up with this podcast with the same dedication.
I love everything you do. It was funny to hear you drop the F bomb the first time I listened. No complaints it's just surprised me from the vanilla how stuff works podcast :).
I love Stuff You Should Know so when Chuck announced this podcast I thought "yes please!" Every interview is unique and just amazing. I want to watch/re watch every movie that is addressed on the show. Though I love all the episodes, the Groundhogs day one gave me a new appreciation for that movie. I saw it again with this show in mind and it literally blew my mind. 10+ years?!
I’ve always loved Stuff You Should Know, and as a movie buff this podcast combines format with content perfectly! If you’re into humorous podcasts that also get into real thorough conversations about movies, this is the best one out there.
I’ve really enjoyed the first few episodes and it has sent me back to rewatch Titles such as Groundhog Day and Cable Guy. If you are a fan of Chuck from SYSK, his friendly, conversational, easy going style carries over here. In fact, where he sometimes feels to me to take second fiddle next to Josh on that highly regarded pod, here he stands on his own. It has that effortless feel that talking with a best friend about a movie brings. I really love when they talk around the subject, too, with guests mentioning other films they like or Chuck walking guests to share personal reasons why a movie or a scene or an actor is special to them. It’s a high quality production and all around entertaining in a casual, irreverent way and the five questions at the end are a nice close to the show. All around it’s great fun and I highly recommend.
I’ve listened to three episodes and I absolutely love this podcast. I’m more of a science guy so I thought there would be no way I would get into a show about movies but trust me give this podcast a chance and you will be rolling with laughter and have plenty of little tid bits of movie trivia to drop on your unsuspecting friends.
I wasn't sure just listening to Chuck would be a good idea and was wary of the lengthy episodes, but he is amazing at interviewing his guests! All of the best qualitites of "Stuff You Should Know" are here: the listening to the guest by Chuck before giving his own views, the rambling off-topic conversations, the devotion to the topic. I love it! I avoid the movies I haven't seen yet, but have added each of them to my Netflix queue because I 'm going to see them again through the guest's and Chuck's eyes, or listen after I see it for the first time. The best episode so far is "Jaws" with Roman Mars. Two of my favorite people to listen to on podcasts and one of my favorite movies. Great idea, Chuck!
If when walking throuh a mall, getting a wiff of cooking poppcorn, make you hum a movie soundtrack, or quote smothing lik" do you feel lucky today, well do you punk" this is a must. I have listen to them all, but the InLaws episope is off the charts. Great guest, unbleavable storys, fantastic insights. Funny, interesting, informative. I don't know how a podcast could be better. " Shelly seprpentine."
I like Chuck! I like movies!
This is Can’t Miss Podding! Great work, Chuck.
Wish there were more podcasts like this... excited for Josh to come on this show!
As a huge fan of all kinds of movies and Stuff You Should Know, I’ll admit it. I’m biased. That said, Chuck raises the roof to new levels with this one. It’s great conversation with people talking about their favorite movies (and lots of other very interesting stuff). Do yourself a favor and check this out!
The first few episodes have been a mixed bag for me. I think this podcast is still trying to find its way, but when it does, I think it’ll be spectacular. The most recent episode about Big Trouble In Little China really hit the mark and I’d suggest it as a starting point if you haven’t listened yet. Keep up the good work Chuck!
This is so great. The best part of SYSK is the banter about movies and pop culture. Here it is on its own podcast. I really hope Chuck gets on Kevin Smith. Would be so cool to listen to them talk about Slackers.
I love movies. This pc has nothing even mildly interesting about movies. I tried listening to 4 episodes of this ‘cast and it’s so un-entertaining. The movie talk doesn’t start until at least 10-15 min into the episode. All of the 5 start reviews seem like they are from Chuck “fanboys”. Maybe Chuck is great, but just not at this topic. Please try an episode or 2 then write an honest review. This needs to offset the reviews from people that just like Chuck and haven’t really listened to an episode. Things to make this interesting - don’t give away the movie in the title (this means you will have to get decent guests to draw listeners), get to the point - <30 min episodes and 2 min of pleasantries, have some type of format - the freeform nature of this show is so dreadfully boring. I’m out.
The only thing that I don’t like about this podcast is there are not enough episodes! Wonderful idea and execution of a discussion about passion for the movies. The thing that surprise me most is that even if I’ve never heard of the movie it’s incredibly entertaining and can turn you on to something new. If I didn’t like the movie it allows me to see it in a new light and respect it more. If I did like the movie I get to hear a new perspective and enjoy it more. Don’t change a thing Chuck! Perfection!
Not surprising, Chuckers is a natural interviewer/conversationalist and I f*#@in’ love it when he swears!!!
I love the segment about the guests personal movie history.
Funny and casual film conversation hosted by one of the podcast worlds finest. Good work Chuck!
Fantastic, I’ve been a fan of Chuck for years and this podcast is a dream come true.
I always thought I was the only idiot kid that was afraid Jaws would “get” me in a pool, but then I heard you and Roman admit the same fear! My 70’s parents took my sister and me to see it at the drive in when I was six and she was eight! Love this new podcast not only bc I am a movie buff but such great guests!
As with most one-on-one interview shows, my interest level is highly dependent on the guest (and the guest’s chosen film). So far, I like what I’m hearing. My favorites have been (Little) Janet Varney and John Hodgman. Chuck Bryant displays an innate ability to get his guests to say interesting things. He says he’s not much of an interviewer, but I think he’s a wonderful and engaged conversationalist and that just might be even more valuable to a show like this.
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It's in the title. I enjoyed Chuck in Stuff You Should Know, and to see him flying solo on this project is a thrill. He's got some nifty guests, and has a lot of good stuff to say. Give him a listen, you won't be disappointed!
Chuck is a seasoned podcast host who has a good sense of humor, a warm heart, and is comfortable on the mic. The concept for the podcast is great because it’s always good to hear someone talk about their favorite anything; they certainly have something interesting to say about it and they care immensely about it. Chuck is perfectly suited to talk about movies, he (to the benefit of listeners, of course) can always conjure movie and pop culture tangents to pepper throughout his long-running poscast SYSK. After listening to the first few episodes of movie crush, I can tell it’s going to be a hit. Happy listening!
Movie sidetracks are always a great part of SYSK. Chuck does an amazing job getting other people going on their movie takes
I’m a big fan of SYSK so I was, naturally, excited for this new show. It’s exceeded all of my expectations! Chuck is so great as a solo host/interviewer. His natural down-to-Earthness, coupled with his goofy personality makes for some really insightful and poignant conversations! I listen to a couple other movie pods and this is definitely my favorite! Congrats on the show Chuck, I love it!
Really enjoying the podcast, Chuck! I like how you dig into why your guest has selected their favorite movie, and how you are flexible with where the guest wants to take the conversation. A few suggestions (their free, so take them for what they are worth): - Give a brief synopsis/plot of the movie in the intro, especially for the lesser known movies, to help your audience relate to the conversation better. - Currently, all guests are sharing their favorite movie, which limits each guest to one appearance. For certain guests with whom you have a closer relationship, set up a recurring guest format (I would love to hear Hodgman again!) Keep up the good work, look forward to it every Friday!
Great job, Chuck! I love the show!
So I like pulling over on the side of the road in tears when I thought I was going to listen to a fun and jovial Podcast. Thanks Chuckers.
Love the new podcast Chuck!
I love hearing people chat about their favorite things, and I also love Chuck so... Also Chuck’s potty mouth 😍😍😍
Chuck is the man. Excellent new podcast!
I love the unique perspectives given by the fantastic guests! The only (slight) downside with the podcast is when Chuck swears. It’s like hearing my 10 year old swear. He uses it in the right context, but is far too sweet for such language. I get it thought, he’s passionate about the subject matter. As are all the listeners. Chuck swears, the guests don’t. It’s like the record skipping when he does.
I’m really enjoying this podcast. I love hearing the why behind the choice. Feels like you’re hanging with friends.
This podcast has superficial discussions, no in depth analysis of films, shameless self promotions, and boring chit chat for half the show.
Great concept but you really start your podcast off with TRON, Mask and The Avengers?! Great way to get everybody sucked in.
Love SYSK, but this rambling lacks the charm or chemistry of the original. Couldn’t listen to the full episodes. Will check in again 6 months from now to see if this improves.
I was hoping for more discussion about the actual movie in the title. Great show if you just want conversation about movies in general.
This is good stuff. It’s early on in the adjustment with various guest hosts but Chuck still has the kind-hearted demeanor he’s known for in SYSK, sharing with us his movie knowledge without sounding like a know-it-all. I’d like to see more debates with guest hosts ala Siskel & Ebert in the near future. Love the Roger Ebert segment, and looking forward to seeing a weekly movie review show on YouTube.
Chuck and John! My wife and I listen to stuff you should know, and she said I HAD to listen to the Avengers episode. The only negative: that I wasn’t there to talk with you two!! I too worked in a video store, actually worked there when the first MCU movies came out. I vividly remember long discussions with co-workers and customers not only about WHO the avengers were, but also, HOW the movies were going to avoid the black hole that so many superhero movies have been sucked into. Some of the things you guys talked about felt like they were coming straight from my mind and out of your mouths! Needless to say, I will be tuning in again. Can’t wait to hear more! Ps. If you ever want to do a series on the MCU, or hero-genre movies in general, drop me a line.
This is a sweet and fun podcast. I've always appreciated Chuck's movie recommendations on SYSK so having a whole podcast dedicated to his interest in film is great. Even when I'm not familiar with the movie I still find it interesting.
I’ve been looking for good movie fanatic podcast, but have not been successful. Then along comes Chuck from my fave podcast (SYSK) to save the day. Loved the first few episodes. Keep going, Chuck - we (and by “we” I mean “I”) want the full repertory cinema nerd fest.
More Chuck to love!!!!!!
As a years-long fan of Stuff You Should Know I've really been enjoying this new podcast from Chuck. Has a lot of what's great about him as a host as SYSK but he's done a fantastic job of carving out a unique new space for himself and his guests on this series. Favorite so far is Hodgman. Only request: it'd be great if in future episodes Chuck and the guest could spend fifteen or twenty seconds or whatever teeing up what each movie was about or the plot or something. Kind of like what him and Josh do with defining SYSK topics at the top of each episode. It'd be a huge help for listeners like me to have something like "For folks who haven't seen or don't remember, Mask came out in 1980-whatever and was basically the story of Cher as the mother of a teenage son with a severe facial deformity played by Eric Stoltz, and the movie takes them thru _ and _." Definitely not a long plot rehash, but a one or two line refresher would be a huge help. =) Anyway, keep up the great work, can't wait to hear the next episode.
Elitist “progressives” deigning to lower themselves to share their opinions of movies with the proles. I hoped for better but got the usual nonsense of inserting personal political opinions rather than objective discussions of movies.
So you know it's gotta be good.
Really enjoying Chuck’s new podcast. I hope it just gets better with age. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Chuck is a natural and he has found great guests to speak with and to share their stories about their favorite movies. As a from-the-beginning Stuff You Should Know fan, I knew this would be good. But it is actually great. Chuck's warmth and personality is contagious, his choices of guests is perfect and you guys... he SWEARS! Five stars.
This podcast has been years in the making and Chuck does great with it. All those years of hard work in the movie biz have paid off in more ways than one! I love it. Keep up the good work, Chuck. You rock.
I thought I would really enjoy this show and I was enjoying it. However, the host made a comment in the Notaro episode about being Baptist before “coming to his senses” later in life. I don’t care what your opinion on religion is. That’s not why I subscribed. I want to hear your thoughts on movies. Hearing that immediately turned me off, because I see myself as a sensical person who tries to live with Christian values. To imply that my precious beliefs are non-sensical is not why I starting listening to the podcast. I find it irrelevant and offensive. I have unsubscribed.
Awesome episode with Tig Notaro! Equally awesome episode preface - go Chuck (and Tig)!!
Chuck and Tig hardly talked about the movie. They didn’t give a synopsis of the plot. Chuck talked about what his most moving moments from the movie were but Tig didn’t get a chance to delve into that too much. It was a great interview with Tig but it wasn’t a podcast about the movie Mask.
Loving this podcast so far. Chuck brings over the easy conversational style we all love from SYSK into a new arena and talks about life and movies with his guests. Very entertaining show so far.
This is a fun easy listening podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. I love Chucks style of banter with the guests which carried over very well from SYSK. Good job so far Chuck!
Love the chuck
I quite enjoyed listening to the two availible episodes so far. I had never heard of either of the featured films, so it was very interesting to hear about them from people whose lives had been impacted from them. I look forward to future episodes!
You will love this podcast. I havn't seen either of the movies Chuck and his guests talked about, but now feel like I missed something and should go check them out. Enjoyable discussion abaout movies and life!
I love hearing the actors discus the movie as well as their personal lives. It’s like chit chatting with a friend. Love Chuck as a host!!
Chuck is the most well-rounded, likable, friendly mensch in podcasting. I would listen to him podcast about the phone book, whatever that is. Something as interesting as movies? Even better. You won’t regret getting to know Chuck.
Congrats Chuck on the new Podcast! Loving it! Whenever you’re ready, I’m ready to discuss The Princess Bride! Lol! I’m a G list celebrity!
Two thumbs up!
There is a familiarity about Chuck. He warms the heart. And, opens the mind.
As always ... Chuck Bryant delivers. HE is us. And I genuinely enjoy his interaction with his guests. You can tell he's a fan, without being fawning. He's a good egg and I enjoy the format.
Great banter, love this
excellent show, fun concept, host, and guests. I’ve not seen any of the featured films in the first few episodes and enjoyed it regardless
I mean it’s Chuck, stories and movies. Enough said.
Another great podcast! Can’t wait till the new ones! Good job! “I was saying boo-urns”
Not your average interview-style show. The question “what’s your favorite movie?” is a lot deeper and comes with a lot more psychological baggage than you might think.
From one of the hosts of ANOTHER great podcast.
Such a great podcast by a great guy! Nice to hear more from Chuck.
Really interesting, engaging and funny. He interviews celebs, supposedly about their favorite movie. But this being Chuck, they digress down a bunch of fun rabbit holes. Perfect for my commute.
This is my first ever review of a podcast, I like it that much! Was already a SYSK fan And was so excited to find out Chuck was doing a solo project. It's great to see another side of his personality and his love of movies is infectious, I can't wait to see the movies that he talks about. Also, he has the kind of guests on that I want to hear. Highly recommend!
It’s a pleasure to listen to Chuck, a font of knowledge regarding movies, discuss films with celebrity guests. He brings a great deal of warmth, empathy, and care to the conversation, and thus, while billed as a podcast about movies, in practice, it’s a conversation about life through the lens of film. Well worth a listen to anyone - movie fans and casual listeners alike!
Chuck is the best, I could listen to him talk about anything. The fact that I like movies is an added bonus. I’m already hooked after 2 episodes.
I'll be honest, I enjoy the episodes even when I don't know the celebrity or movie. The only downside is there are spoilers. So if you think you want to see it, watch it first and then listen.
Chuck is the best!!!!!
I’m a big SYSK fan and was a little trepidatious about Chuck doing his own show but boy was I wrong. It’s so good, so heartfelt and so real. Great job Chuck!
Love the intro. Best intro to any podcast that I’ve heard. Look forward to more episodes.
I really enjoyed the first couple of episodes of Movie Crush. I like Chuck's concept and his conversations with his guests are great fun. The format he has set up is terrific. He's got a success on his hands, that I'm sure of. I do have one concern: I was quite surprised by the F-bombs and a few other unnecessary naughty words. I'd suggest Chuck tone them down a bit, as they really aren't neccessary. In a couple of cases, it kind of sounded like he was going out of his way to insert the dirty word. No need to be a muckspout, Chuck. You're better than that! That's why I knocked a star off my rating (it would be half a star if it were available). Anyways, you're off to a terrific start, Chuck! I'm looking forward to much, much more Movie Crush!
Love you Chuck! The new podcast is excellent!
Finally, we have it. The best movie chat podcast out there in the world. Move over criterion fetishists, Chuck the master blaster podcaster has staked a claim in the pop culture sphere. Get ready to get nerdy. Sans pretentiousness.
Congratulations on the inaugural episode of Movie Crush! I am a school music teacher in California and a fan of action movies from the 80’s I really appreciated Jean Claude Van Damme-esque theme song for the show. I was unfamiliar with Janet Varney but what an interesting woman. I really enjoyed how you both were excited about so many under rated movies. My tastes haven’t ever really run to block buster movies either. Looking forward to future podcasts! Jered Sherrill
Please do a Dances with Wolves episode or at the very least Prince of Thieves
Very fun but lose the nervous giggle. It’s distracting and seems like he’s really not sure how to respond to his guest.
I’m LOVING this new podcast!! If you like movies and listening to interesting people talk about them check it out. Great podcast done by an awesome guy!
Chuck does a great job interviewing his guests. He makes it feel like you’re just getting together with friends, talking about movies. Love it!
Chuck and Tig's Mask discussion had me crying through the whole darn thing--great conversation and review of one of my favorite movies.
I’m not a huge movie buff but this podcast will probably help me after I watch a movie and end up wanting to read an in depth discussion or review about it. Now i can just listen!
Thanks for expanding your content. I go through all the HSW pretty quickly.
And my expectations were high. I gave this PC five stars based on three criteria. Number one, Am I entertained from start to finish? Number two, do I wish the episodes were longer? And number three, do I wish there were more episodes for me to listen to? Big check marks for all three criteria. Check this out if you like movies and enjoy hearing interesting conversations about good movies, potentially great ones, depending on your taste. One request Chuck, please invite Doug Benson on as a guest. That would be an epic episode for movie podcast fans and a meeting between two Podcast legends.
I’ve always loved Josh and Chuckles and am a loyal fan of SYSK. Am delighted to learn Chuck is a movie head like me. Interviews with other public figures talking about a sole title is just too delicious to resist. Loved the Chuck and Tig show and it was the first one I heard. If that is a giant hint of things to come, then Movie Crush will quickly earn a spot on my go-to podcast. Productions that can always be relied upon for excellent listening. Go Chuckers! Go!
I am a big fan of Stuff You Should Know and this spin off is delightful so far! The first few episodes have been fun to listen to even though I haven’t seen the movies. I look forward to all the future chuckles.
Chuckers, we love you.
Interesting and funny, lots of trivia and chuck is great as an interviewer/solo host!
Janet’s recollection of the Tron game with her dad was magical! What a great format. Chuck, You claim to not be an interviewer, but you were wonderful. Keep it up!
When Movie Crush popped into my SYSK feed I was excited to listen to it with my 11 and 13 y/o kids. We have been listening to SYSK since they were 6 and 8. I've recommended SYSK to family and friends of all ages because of its overall quality and I know my mom won't have to hear people dropping stupid F bombs. Since Josh and Chuck make a concerted effort to not use crude language on SYSK and Movie Crush was being pushed into the SYSK world I figured Chuck would strive to keep the quality of his new podcast inline with SYSK standards. That's a negatory. I'm not personally offended by the language but I really hoped I could listen to this podcast with my girls and bond over one of our favorite past times, movie watching. I also can't recommend it to family members bc of the same reason. There is enough foul language in everyday life that having a reprieve from it is refreshing. I think if Movie Crush hadn't been pushed into the SYSK feed and listeners were told that it contained vulgar language and to listen at their own discretion then it wouldn't be so bad. But when you have a clean rated podcast you shouldn't start releasing explicit material into its feed. To put it into a context that Chuck might understand: me hearing good ol' Charles W Chuck Bryant drop those flippant, unnecessary F bombs makes me feel the same way Chuck felt when he realized what "Mustache Rides" on Gar's T-shirt meant in the movie Mask. Again, I'm not offended, just disappointed. Bad language is just cheap and lowbrow. You're better than that, dude.
Such an easy podcast to chill to, with smart conversation. Chucks easy going attitude is the medicine for what ails you.
I can listen to Chuck talk to me all day long. Great job with this, man. Keep it up.
Haven’t finished the first episode yet but the theme song rules skool so I have to give it 5 stars. Also Chuck is great!!!
If you are looking for a podcast with cool people talking about cool movies, this is for you. Way to go Chuck, I'm sure as you get more comfortable, it can only get even better. Cool movies...cool people!!
The conversations Chuck has with his guest seem so effortless and I feel like I’m listening to two friends hanging out. Great job on your solo podcast! I can’t wait for the upcoming shows.
Love the show. Prepare yourself to research the movies they talk about and to rewind the show, to hear the title of movies again to make sure you got the right title. Awesome.
Thanks for this! The idea of a podcast about movies from one half of the glorious SYSK team is heaven! Both of the available episodes are very good. Loving Chuck’s interview style. Can’t wait for more!
Perhaps it will find its footing, but right now, it’s kind of a mess. Half of each show is just general chitchat (the first ep didn’t talk about the film till 20 minutes in), and the movie talk is mainly warm «oh-it’s-so-good-don’t-you-think-it’s-so-good?» nostalgia. Not really about movies or movie love.
Great job Chuck. I am so excited for you and love the new podcast.
It's just weird to hear Chuck swear so much. Not necessary! Seems like another liberal podcast that tries too hard and fails!
Terrific concept, wonderful production values (that falls under the "of course" category but I don't like to take things for granted) and excellent vibe. Add to all these first-rate attributes the gob-smacking Tig Notaro episode and I'm hooked. So, so looking forward to the rest of the season. A++
This show is going to be fantastic, The episodes I've heard so far are awesome.
I love sysk and hoped this would go well. You do not disappoint, my friend.
Digging this podcast so far! Keep it up Chuckers!
Keep the good interviews coming buddy!
Yay! Love this I with josh would do a podcast! Yay!
I’ve always liked when Josh and Chuck get sidetracked talking about movies on SYSK. This is great!
Great outlook and insight! Can’t wait for more!
You get to talk about movies as part of your job now while I sit here and inspect airplane parts! Very entertaining though! Can't wait until you make it to 1000 episodes of Movie Crush!
And release some real episodes. Sheesh.
Excellent Chuck,i love it as much as i love Stuff you should know!
One of the podcasts legends at it again!
Can’t wait to here what this guy is capable of once not handicapped by Josh. Just kidding!
Charles "Chuck" Bryant! VERY much looking forward to your new solo project! No doubt you'll extend your past life, educational and work experience into continued great success! Much success and happiness!
Chuck delivers with his humble and witty personality. He's one of a kind.
Chuck is the best and I can't wait to hear the first two episodes this week. Hooray!
Great first show keep it up Chuckers!
Chuck is a legend. This podcast can’t lose.
Chuck Bryant brings you some known and many unknown facts, opinions and stories from iconic films! Great listen and his personality just like in stuff you should know stands out jovial and a voice you can put America’s faith into. Give it a listen you won’t be dissapointed.
So excited about this new podcast. Way to go, Chuck!