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Always the Critic Movie Podcast

Always the Critic Podcast

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For the movie goer and movie lover, Always the Critic Podcast is a group of friends discussing and reviewing everything from box office juggernauts to indie sleeper hits to throwback favorites. No film degrees, no connections, no experience necessa...Show More
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52:48 | Aug 20th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we get ready to go to a kissing party and review Good Boys.  Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi discuss the new R-rated comedy, including the introduction to Brady Noon, whether we believe that t...Show More

53:51 | Aug 13th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, where are we going? To review Dora and the Lost City of Gold.  Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi discuss the live-action adaptation of the popular children's program, including Isabela Moner's r...Show More

1:18:54 | Aug 6th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we open up a can of whoop ass and review Hobbs & Shaw.  Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi discuss the new entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, including the wonderful Vanessa Kirby, the ridicu...Show More

1:26:11 | Jul 30th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we travel back to 1969 and talk about Once Upon A Time In...Hollywood.  Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi, and Miguel Albarracin talk about the latest Quentin Tarantino movie, including a dive into...Show More

1:05:11 | Jul 23rd

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we head to Pride Rock to review the 2019 version of The Lion King. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi, and Miguel Albarracin talk about the new live-action adaption, including an overview of the liv...Show More

46:57 | Jul 16th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we get together to induct our inaugural romantic comedy hall of fame.  We are joined by the ladies of the They Kiss At The End podcast to nominate eight actors/actresses who we would induct into our...Show More

1:41:00 | Jul 15th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we go to Kat'z Deli to have what she's having and talk about When Harry Met Sally. Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk about the great romantic comedy that brought us the genre that we know and l...Show More

1:16:25 | Jul 9th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we're heading to Europe and reviewing Spider-Man: Far From Home. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi, Daniel Romero and Daniel Brigham discuss the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, includi...Show More

1:26:43 | Jul 2nd

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we're passing off The Beatles' music as our own and reviewing Yesterday. Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi discuss Danny Boyle's new fantasy story, including the premise of the Beatles being removed...Show More

1:04:56 | Jun 25th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we're going on a road trip and reviewing Toy Story 4.  Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi, and Daniel Romero discuss Pixar's latest entry into the franchise, including a discussion about the necessity o...Show More

1:31:42 | Jun 18th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we will discuss two movies: MiB International & Late Night In the first half, we discuss the blandness of the revival of the dormant franchise, how the script dampens the chemistry between Chris Hem...Show More

1:26:37 | Jun 11th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we say goodbye to Fox's Marvel properties by reviewing Dark Phoenix. Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi discuss what they liked about the movie, talk about what others hated and try to make sense...Show More

1:49:11 | Jun 4th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we do a double feature! In the first half, Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk about Godzilla: King of the Monsters, including how the movie fails to entertain, the poor dialogue and discuss ...Show More

1:08:18 | May 29th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, it's our last night of high school and we're reviewing Booksmart.  Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk about the new coming-of-age comedy, including Olivia Wilde's directorial debut, the won...Show More

1:23:40 | May 28th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we head to Agrabah to review the 2019 version of Aladdin.  Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi, Daniel Brigham, and Miguel Albarracin talk about the new live-action adaption, including an overview of...Show More

1:22:42 | May 21st

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we head to the Continental to review John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum. Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk about the new installment in the action franchise, including looking back at the care...Show More

1:15:57 | May 14th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we head to Ryme City to review Pokemon: Detective Pikachu. Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk about the new live-action adventure, including how naive we are about Pokemon, the career of Rya...Show More

1:01:37 | May 7th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we listen to some Boyz II Men and review Long Shot. Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk about the new romantic comedy, including the semantics of a rom-com, the careers of Charlize Theron and...Show More

1:58:09 | Apr 30th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we survived Thano's snap so that we could review Avengers: Endgame. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi, Daniel Brigham and Daniel Romero discuss the event of the summer season by going through the p...Show More

1:32:28 | Apr 23rd

On the latest episode of Always the Critic movie podcast, we reminisce about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Daniel Brigham hit all types of topics, like best moments, their rankings of the movies, MCU superlatives ...Show More

1:18:43 | Apr 16th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we're celebrating our 50th episode by crashing Bogey Lowenstein's party and looking back at 10 Things I Hate About You. Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk about the legacy the movie has left...Show More

1:06:33 | Apr 9th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we discover the magic of the Greek gods and review Shazam!. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Miguel Albarracin talk about the well-received and hilarious new DC Comics film, Zachary Levi as th...Show More

51:41 | Apr 2nd

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we make our way to Dreamland to review Dumbo. Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk about the lackluster performances, compare the movie to other live-action adaptations and why Disney loves r...Show More

1:27:21 | Mar 26th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we encounter ourselves and review Us.  Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi, Daniel Romero and Miguel Albarracin discuss the twists the movie presents, the symbolism throughout the film, comparisons to r...Show More

54:11 | Mar 19th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we travel through the jungle to review Triple Frontier. Rico Albarracin, and Jessica Firpi discuss the surprising turn the movie takes with it's plot, how it feels like a throwback to movies they ...Show More

1:01:15 | Mar 12th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we fly higher, further, faster to review Captain Marvel. Rico Albarracin, Daniel Romero, Daniel Brigham and special guest Anthony Canton III discuss the introduction of Brie Larson as the titular c...Show More

1:03:52 | Mar 5th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we talk about another doozy for 2019, in Greta. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Miguel Albarracin discuss the weird plot, the exasperating viewing experience and not understanding why this movie ...Show More

1:17:01 | Feb 26th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we jump into the ring to talk about Fighting With My Family. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Daniel Brigham talk about the rising star of Florence Pugh, the quirky dynamic of the titular family ...Show More

44:55 | Feb 21st

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we preview the 2019 Oscars that are on February 24th, 2019. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Daniel Romero break down some of the bigger questions surrounding these awards, including; How bad wi...Show More

1:09:02 | Feb 19th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we review Alita: Battle Angel & Isn't It Romantic. Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi break down the fun action film by Robert Rodriguez, ask if we would enjoy the sport Motorball and Jessica's obse...Show More

53:45 | Feb 12th

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Podcast, we assemble it piece by to review The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Daniel Romero compare the sequel to the first part, the meta commentary through the movie, pl...Show More

52:39 | Feb 5th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic movie podcast, we cross the border to review Miss Bala.  Rico Albarracin & Jessica Firpi discuss the stereotypes that continue to be perpetrated by Hollywood, lack of action for Gina Rodriguez to lead a...Show More

47:02 | Jan 29th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic movie podcast, we grab our fishing rods and head out to sea to review Serenity.  Rico Albarracin & Jessica Firpi discuss the non-sense plot twist, what compelled Oscar winners into making this movie, why...Show More

38:27 | Jan 25th

DUE TO TECH ISSUES, WE RECOMMEND RE-DOWNLOADING THIS EPISODE. On the latest episode of the Always the Critic movie podcast, we discuss the new film by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass. Rico Albarracin & Jessica Firpi talk about the nature of Shyamalan's t...Show More

43:40 | Jan 12th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic movie podcast, we transform to review Bumblebee. The crew gets to together to discuss the redesign and aesthetics of the Autobots, the charming relationship between Hailee Steinfeld and Bumblebee and wh...Show More

1:15:26 | Jan 9th

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic movie podcast, we review the movies of 2018. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Daniel Romero discuss our favorite scenes of the year, performances that stand out and reveal our top 10 movies of the yea...Show More

1:09:36 | Jan 3rd

On the latest episode of Always the Critic Movie Podcast, we take a look at two new Netflix films, Bird Box & Roma. In the first half, we discuss the phenomenon that is Bird Box, the new Sandra Bullock film. We talk about the similarities between th...Show More

32:58 | Jan 2nd

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic movie podcast, we get whimsical and review Mary Poppins Returns . Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Daniel Romero discuss Emily Blunt's take on the iconic character, the impression the music makes and ...Show More

59:32 | Jan 1st

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic movie podcast, we dive deep into the sea to review Aquaman. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi, Zak Demercado, Daniel Romero and Daniel Brigham discuss the new film by James Wan. It gets pretty hectic thro...Show More

1:06:57 | Dec 11th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic movie podcast, we travel through different dimensions to discuss Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Daniel Brigham talk about the refreshing animation style, where thi...Show More

1:03:06 | Dec 4th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, look back at the movies that we saw in November that we haven't had a chance to discuss. Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk about the fun in Ralph Breaks the Internet, the charm and heart i...Show More

47:36 | Nov 27th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we step into the ring and talk about Creed II Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk about the compelling nature of the villains, the excellent use of music in the franchise and our favorite sc...Show More

1:20:30 | Nov 20th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we grab our trusty Nifflers and review Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi, Daniel Brigham discuss the reveals and twists of the film, Jacob being the fu...Show More

52:34 | Nov 13th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we travel to Whoville to discuss the new version of The Grinch. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Zak Demercado discuss Benedict Cumberbatch's vocal performance as well as the lack of inventiv...Show More

1:17:44 | Nov 6th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we can find somebody to love or you can listen to our review of Bohemian Rhapsody I am joined by Jessica Firpi, Daniel Brigham and Miguel Albarracin as we discuss the performance by Rami Malik,...Show More

1:03:04 | Oct 31st, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic , we have a double feature on our hands! In the first half, we discuss the cult classic Hocus Pocus, starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker. Rico Albarracin discusses his first time watching the fil...Show More

1:00:40 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Latest episode of Always the Critic podcast, we head to Haddonfield to review the latest installment of Halloween. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Daniel Romero talk about the comparisons between the 1978 classic and the new sequel, the movie's f...Show More

1:23:35 | Oct 17th, 2018

Latest episode of Always the Critic podcast, we climb aboard and shoot into space to review First Man. Rico Albarracin, Jessica Firpi and Daniel Brigham dive deep into the stoic performance given by Ryan Gosling of the titular man. The crew also dis...Show More

45:48 | Oct 12th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we achieve symbiosis to review Venom. Daniel Romero is joined by Jessica Firpi and Daniel Brigham, with little interjections from myself, as we discuss the poorly reviewed but box office succe...Show More

1:26:57 | Oct 10th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, may be it's time we let the old ways die as we review A Star is Born. I am joined by a full cast of Jessica Firpi, Daniel Brigham, Daniel Romero, Zak Demarcado and Miguel Albarracin as we discu...Show More

41:07 | Oct 2nd, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we grab our backpacks to review Night School. I am joined by Jessica Firpi and Daniel Brigham as we discuss the surprisingly funny movie, the fun supporting cast and we discuss where we sit on ...Show More

1:11:25 | Sep 25th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we discuss the divisive new film, Assassination Nation. I am joined by Jessica Firpi as we discuss the themes that the movie presents, including the double standards that it calls out, the wond...Show More

58:21 | Sep 18th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we head to the jungle to review The Predator I am joined by Jessica Firpi and Zak Demercado as we discuss how the new film fits in the Predator franchise, the incoherent nature of the script an...Show More

51:11 | Sep 11th, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic , we have a double feature on our hands! In the first half, we talk about the romantic comedy Juliet, Naked, starring Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke. We discuss the lack of true story arc, the chemistry between...Show More

1:15:02 | Aug 21st, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we travel out East to review Crazy, Rich Asians. I am joined by Jessica Firpi and Miguel Albarracin as we discuss the wonderful cast, the importance of representation for future films and how i...Show More

58:06 | Aug 14th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we venture deep into the sea to review The Meg. I am joined by Daniel Romero, Zak Demercado and Daniel Brigham to discuss how fun the experience was seeing the movie, whether this is Jason Stat...Show More

49:11 | Aug 8th, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic , we go to the movies twice! In the first half, Daniel Romero joins me to discuss The Spy Who Dumped Me. We talk about the premise, how Hollywood is finally making more comedies with female leads and how th...Show More

1:19:19 | Aug 1st, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, should you choose to accept it, we'll be reviewing Mission Impossible: Fallout. I am joined by Jessica Firpi, Zak Demarcado and Daniel Brigham to discuss the insane stunt work, whether this is ...Show More

1:00:18 | Jul 25th, 2018

On the latest episode of the Always the Critic podcast, we making cold calls and discussing Sorry To Bother You. I am joined by Jessica Firpi and Miguel Albarracin to discuss the satirical nature of the movie, the overt themes that the film is speak...Show More

1:08:18 | Jul 18th, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic, we take a look at Christopher Nolan's 2008 classic; The Dark Knight. I am joined by Jessica Firpi and Daniel Brigham to discuss Heath Ledger's tour-de-force performance as The Joker, the overarching themes...Show More

48:10 | Jul 12th, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic (formerly the I Have A Movie Pass podcast), we take a trip to the quantum realm to discuss Ant-Man & the Wasp I am joined by Danny Romero to discuss the tone shift from this film to Avengers: Infinity War, ...Show More

1:06:25 | Jun 25th, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic (formerly the I Have A Movie Pass podcast), we head to Isla Nublar for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. I am joined by Jessica Firpi and Zak Demarcado as we compare this sequel to it's predecessors, how the m...Show More

58:58 | Jun 22nd, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic (formerly the I Have A Movie Pass podcast), we multiply the show by two with 2 reviews! In the first part, Miguel Albarracin joins me to discuss Tag. We talk about the premise, the fantastic soundtrack and ...Show More

55:16 | Jun 20th, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic (formerly the I Have A Movie Pass podcast), we suit up for Incredibles 2. I am joined by Jessica Firpi, Daniel Brigham and first timer Daniel Romero as we talk about how fun the sequel is, the dynamics of p...Show More

32:20 | Jun 14th, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic (formerly the I Have A Movie Pass podcast), we set sail to review Adrift. I am joined by my sister Rosa as we talk about Shailene Woodley and how this movie compares to other movies in the stranded genre. ...Show More

58:37 | Jun 11th, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic (formerly the I Have A Movie Pass podcast), we get our crew together for Ocean's 8. I am joined by my brother Miguel Albarracin and friend Jessica Firpi as we talk about the new stylish crew, the difference...Show More

1:46:50 | May 29th, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic (formerly the I Have A Movie Pass podcast), we fly into space with Solo: A Star Wars Story. I am joined by my friends Jessica Firpi and Daniel Brigham as we take a deep dive throughout the entire movie. We...Show More

1:00:38 | May 22nd, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic (formerly the I Have A Movie Pass podcast), we get meta with Deadpool 2. I am joined by my friend Jessica Firpi and we talk about the funniest scenes, the problem we have with a typical hero plot point in ...Show More

52:54 | May 17th, 2018

On the latest episode of Always the Critic (formerly the I Have A Movie Pass podcast), we discuss Life of the Party. We talk about some moments that stood out, whether Melissa McCarthy's shtick is getting old and a confusing third act cameo by a po...Show More

18:59 | May 14th, 2018

On the inaugural episode of Always the Critic (formerly the I Have A Movie Pass podcast), we go Overboard. I discuss what the remake of the 1987 classic has to offer, how that differs from the original and name some favorite moments from the movie....Show More