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The Watch and Talk | Film & TV Podcast

The Watch and Talk is a weekly podcast started by Dylan Schuck (@schuster) and hosted by Karen Peterson (@KarenMPeterson) and Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) dedicated to each a in depth NON SPOILER review of a new theatrical release every week, as well as discussions of everything we've watched that week, a weekly top 5 and more! Perfect for any big fans of TV and film.
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Sep 19, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk THE WOMAN KING.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for.

Sep 8, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. is a satirical comedy starring Regina Hall as Trinitie Childs -- the proud first lady of a Southern Baptist megachurch, who together with her husband, Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown), once served a congregation in the tens of thousands. But after a scandal forces their church to temporarily close, Trinitie and Lee-Curtis must reopen their church and rebuild their congregation to make the biggest comeback that commodified religion has ever seen.

*Film clip from HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL. courtesy of Focus Features.

Sep 8, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

While attending a conference in Istanbul, Dr. Alithea Binnie happens to encounter a djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Eventually, she's beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.

*Film clip from THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING courtesy of MGM

Aug 26, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk BEAST.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

BEAST is a pulse-pounding new thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator.

*Clip from BEAST courtesy of Universal Pictures

Aug 17, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk our Top 10 Most Anticipated Films for Fall 2022.

Aug 12, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk BULLET TRAIN.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Ladybug is an unlucky assassin who's determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs has gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans as his latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe -- all with connected yet conflicting objectives -- on the world's fastest train.

 

Aug 3, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk VENGEANCE.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Vengeance, the directorial debut from writer and star B.J. Novak (“The Office”), is a darkly comic thriller about Ben Manalowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas to attend the funeral of a girl he was hooking up with. 

*Clip from Vengeance courtesy of Focus Features.

Jul 26, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk NOPE and all the July movies (THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, THE GRAY MAN, PERSUASION and more!).

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review of NOPE.

Clip from NOPE courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Jun 28, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk both ELVIS and THE BLACK PHONE.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

ELVIS

From his rise to fame to his unprecedented superstardom, rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley maintains a complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, over the course of 20 years. Central to Presley's journey and happiness is one of the most influential people in his life -- Priscilla.

THE BLACK PHONE

Finney Shaw is a shy but clever 13-year-old boy who's being held in a soundproof basement by a sadistic, masked killer. When a disconnected phone on the wall starts to ring, he soon discovers that he can hear the voices of the murderer's previous victims -- and they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to Finney.

TIME STAMPS

Intro: 00:00 — 8:57
Elvis (Non-Spoiler): 8:57 — 23:52
The Black Phone (Non-Spoiler): 23:52 — 32:52
The Black Phone (Spoilers): 32:52 — 52:58
Elvis (Spoilers): 52:58 — End

*Film Clip from The Black Phone courtesy of Universal Pictures

Jun 22, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk LIGHTYEAR.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and his robot companion, Sox.

*Clip from Lightyear courtesy of Disney/Pixar.

Jun 16, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION .

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures.

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*Film clip from Jurassic World: Dominion courtesy of Universal Pictures

Jun 1, 2022

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This week Dylan Schuck (@thedylanschuck) returns! Dylan, Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk TOP GUN: MAVERICK.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.

Featurette clip "Aviation" courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Skydance

May 25, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk MEN.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to find a place to heal. However, someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread soon becomes a fully formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears.

*MEN clip courtesy of A24

May 17, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk OPERATION MINCEMEAT.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Hoping to change the course of World War II, and save tens of thousands of lives, two intelligence officers plot to break Hitler’s deadly grip on Europe by recruiting the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.

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May 17, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

In Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness film clip courtesy of Marvel Studios.

Apr 29, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk both THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT and THE NORTHMAN.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

 THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT

Unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, actor Nick Cage (Nicolas Cage) accepts a $1 million offer to attend a wealthy fan's (Pedro Pascal) birthday party. Things take a wildly unexpected turn when a CIA operative recruits Cage for an unusual mission. Taking on the role of a lifetime, he soon finds himself channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to save himself and his loved ones.

THE NORTHMAN

Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård) is on the verge of becoming a man when his father (Ethan Hawke) is brutally murdered by his uncle (Claes Bang), who kidnaps the boy's mother (Nicole Kidman). Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a seeress who reminds him of his vow -- save his mother, kill his uncle, avenge his father.

EPISODE TIME STAMPS:

Intro/What We've Been Watching — 00:00 - 22:45
Non-Spoiler Unbearable Weight Review — 22:45 - 30:05
Non-Spoiler Northman Review — 30:05 - 39:14
Spoilers for The Northman — 39:14 - 56:42
Spoilers for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent — 56:42 - the end

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Apr 19, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards and witches. They soon encounter an array of old and new beasts as they clash with Grindelwald's growing legion of followers.

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Apr 13, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

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Apr 6, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk MORBIUS.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others from the same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside of him is soon unleashed.

 

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Mar 29, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) AND Dylan Schuck (@shuckster) sit down to talk THE LOST CITY. Plus a healthy dose of Oscars talk too.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

TIME STAMPS

00:00 - 52:35 — Oscars
52:35 - 1:11:34 — Top 5 Sandra Bullock movies
1:11:35 - 1:18:51 — Non-Spoiler Review of The Lost City
1:18:52 - End — Spoiler Section

PLOT SUMMARY:

Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan. While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes she can lead him to an ancient city's lost treasure from her latest story. Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her.

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Mar 24, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk all about the 94th Academy Awards and share our almost kind of semi-finalish predictions in ALL 23 categories.

 

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Mar 15, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk TURNING RED.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang), a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!

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Mar 8, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk THE BATMAN.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Batman ventures into Gotham City's underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator's plans become clear, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis.

 

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Feb 22, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk UNCHARTED.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.

PLOT SUMMARY:

Inspired by the acclaimed video game series, this action-adventure epic spans the globe and follows Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and Victor "Sully" Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) as they embark on the dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nate’s long-lost brother.

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Feb 17, 2022

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk OUR TOP TEN FILMS OF 2021.

We also have a brief review of DEATH ON THE NILE. 

Episode Timestamps:

  • What We've Been Watching Lately - 02:15
  • Death on the Nile (non-spoiler) - 26:05
  • Death on the Nile (w/spoilers) - 31:45-37:15
  • Top 10s - 37:15

*Clip from Nightmare Alley courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

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