Inside the Backlot
Backlot Review Ep. 21 - Knives Out (Guest: Nick Sarmiento)

Backlot Review Ep. 21 - Knives Out (Guest: Nick Sarmiento)

December 2, 2019

Nick comes back to the podcast to join Steven and John as they discuss Rian Johnson's newest film, Knives Out

Backlot Review Ep. 20 - The Mandalorian Ep. 1, Succession, Jojo Rabbit & Last Christmas

Backlot Review Ep. 20 - The Mandalorian Ep. 1, Succession, Jojo Rabbit & Last Christmas

November 15, 2019

A sick Steven and John discuss some of the bigger releases of this past week, including Disney+'s new flagship show, The Mandalorian. 

 

Timestamps:

0:00:35 - Intro

0:01:52 -  The Mandalorian: Ep. 1

0:22:47 - Succession

0:29:17 - Top 5 Favorite WWII Films

0:49:33 - Jojo Rabbit

1:10:56 - Last Christmas

 

Backlot Review Ep. 19 - The Lighthouse, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Zombieland: Double Tap & Dolemite is My Name

Backlot Review Ep. 19 - The Lighthouse, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Zombieland: Double Tap & Dolemite is My Name

October 30, 2019

Steven and John discuss some of bigger film releases of the last two weeks. Steven also really wants to know why John spilled his beans. 

 

Timestamps:

 

0:00:36 - Intro

0:02:23 - MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL review

0:22:01 - Our Top 5 Favorite Zombie Movies

0:43:28 - ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP review

0:52:40 - DOLEMITE IS MY NAME review

1:07:01 - THE LIGHTHOUSE review

Backlot Review Ep. 18 - Joker (Guest: Peter Cordero)

Backlot Review Ep. 18 - Joker (Guest: Peter Cordero)

October 6, 2019

In this episode, Steven and John try a new layout for their top 5 section (which John can't seem to grasp) and get straight to their review of the week - the highly anticipated Joker.

 

Timestamps:

0:00:33 - Intro

0:01:45 - Our top 5 Joaquin Phoenix films

0:12:08 - Joker review 

Backlot Review Ep. 17 - Ad Astra

Backlot Review Ep. 17 - Ad Astra

October 2, 2019

In this week's episode of Backlot Review, Steven and John talk Spider-Man's return to the MCU, their top 5 favorite Brad Pitt movies and review their film of the week, Ad Astra. Also, we talk about making a podcast together. 

Backlot Review Ep. 16 - Hustlers

Backlot Review Ep. 16 - Hustlers

September 23, 2019

In this episode, Steven and John celebrate Batman day by discussing how disappointed they are with the new DC Animated Universe. Happy Batman Day! They also rank their top 5 DC Animated movies before reviewing their film of the week: Hustlers

 

Timestamps:

0:00:43 - Intro 

0:02:05 - "What I've Been Watching: DC Animated Universe"

0:32:06 - Our top 5 DC Animated movies

1:05:15 - Our review of Hustlers 

Backlot Review Ep. 15 - IT: Chapter 2 (Guest: Peter Cordero)

Backlot Review Ep. 15 - IT: Chapter 2 (Guest: Peter Cordero)

September 13, 2019

Hey, we have a new theme song! Thanks to @nkdvkng for the theme, and make sure to follow him on Twitter and Instagram!

In this episode, Steven, John and Backlot contributor Peter Cordero discuss some of the bigger TIFF screenings, before ranking their top five Stephen King adaptations and discussing this week's film - IT: Chapter 2. 

 

Timestamps:

0:00:35 - John intro 

0:02:11 - TIFF Talk

0:16:49 - Top 5 Stephen King Adaptations

0:35:30 - It: Chapter 2 Review

Backlot Review Ep. 14 (Bonus Episode) - D23 News and Thoughts

Backlot Review Ep. 14 (Bonus Episode) - D23 News and Thoughts

August 27, 2019

In this special episode, Steven and John discuss this weekend's "D23" Disney expo. They talk High School Musical, Marvel Studios, Star Wars and Pixar, as well as a special "top 5 rankings at the end of the episode.

Backlot Review Ep. 13 - Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Backlot Review Ep. 13 - Dora and the Lost City of Gold

August 15, 2019

In this episode of Backlot Review, Steven and John discuss some film news before ranking their top 5 favorite live-action adaptations of classic cartoons. Steven learns that John hates Ghostbusters and their friendship is tested. They also review the cinematic masterpiece Dora and the lost City of Gold. 

 

Timestamps

0:01:32 - Henry Golding confirmed to play Snake Eyes in new G.I. Joe spinoff

0:04:42 - John Williams reportedly adding pieces of every Star Wars theme into his last score for the Star Wars saga. 

0:08:38 - Shia LaBeouf and Robert De Niro to star in crime thriller After Exile

0:11:30 - We find out there's a live-action Tom and Jerry film being made????????

0:13:34 - Our top five favorite live-action adaptations of cartoons

0:37:26 - Our review of Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Backlot Review Ep. 12 - Hobbs and Shaw

Backlot Review Ep. 12 - Hobbs and Shaw

August 8, 2019

In this episode Steven lets John do the introduction. They also do less important things like talk about some Disney+ news, Andy Serkis directing Venom 2, and rank their top 5 favorite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson films before discussing the soon-to-be Best Picture winner Hobbs and Shaw

Timestamps

0:01:53 - Disney rebooting Home Alone, Cheaper by the Dozen, Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid on Disney+

0:04:08 - Andy Serkis confirmed to direct Venom 2

0:08:32 - Disney cancels all of Fox's movie slate besides Avatar and Planet of the Apes

0:16:31 - Our top 5 favorite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson films

0:35:09 - Our review of Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw