Mousterpiece Cinema

Josh Spiegel and Scott Renshaw

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A podcast all about Disney movies of the past, present, and future.

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Episode 390: King Arthur

1:05:24 | Feb 16th

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and for this show, we've drawn swords and are prepared to do battle on any field, be it grassy or icy. That's going to come in handy, because we're talking about a very unique take...Show More

Episode 389: Doug's 1st Movie

58:02 | Feb 9th

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this is an episode all about firsts. Such as, say, the first time one of the people on the podcast has to be reminded that they've seen a film before! But let's not spoil thing...Show More

Episode 388: Eight Below

54:02 | Feb 2nd

OK, campers, rise and shine! And don't forget your booties because it's cold out there today. Of course, it's cold out there every day! But just because this episode is releasing on Groundhog Day doesn't mean we're talking about that movie today. How...Show More

Episode 387: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

1:13:51 | Jan 26th

Hey, folks! It's time to go back to school -- Medfield College, that is. Josh and Scott are headed back to the era of wacky Disney live-action comedies for this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, as they talk about the first of three Dexter Reilly movie...Show More

Episode 386: Lady and the Tramp

1:01:23 | Jan 19th

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and we're once again going to the dogs this week. Scott and Josh are headed into the Wayback Machine for another Revisited episode as they discuss the 1955 widescreen animated film...Show More

Episode 385: Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black and White, Volume Two

1:00:02 | Jan 12th

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and the first podcast that we recorded in 2019! (Not the first episode of the year, to be fair.) It's time for one of our sporadic deep-dives into the Walt Disney Treasures collect...Show More

Episode 384: Cabin Boy

1:02:48 | Jan 5th

Hey, friends! Happy 2019, and welcome to another year of Mousterpiece Cinema! We're kicking off the new year by commemorating the 25th anniversary of a film that opened on the first Friday in January to almost entirely harsh, very negative reviews. B...Show More

Episode 383: Mary Poppins Returns

1:18:13 | Dec 29th, 2018

Hey, folks! Get out your kites and balloons, and keep an eye out on the lovely London sky, where you just may see a proper English nanny fly down with an umbrella! It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and to end 2018, we're talking abo...Show More

Episode 382: Beaches

59:40 | Dec 22nd, 2018

Did you ever know that you're my hero? That, in fact, you're everything I would like to be? Oh, and I--well, I can fly higher than an eagle! Because you're listening to the brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, of course! And in case the song lyr...Show More

Episode 381: Bedtime Stories

1:03:53 | Dec 15th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and we're getting ready to head off to sleepy-town. It's just so late, you know? So what we need is nothing short of a bedtime story...maybe more than one, so let's skip the actual...Show More

Episode 380: Mary Poppins

1:15:00 | Dec 8th, 2018

Hey, folks! Scott and Josh are excited to welcome you into a very special episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. In fact, you might even say that this episode is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! That's because, as you have already guessed, we're revisiti...Show More

Episode 379: Ralph Breaks the Internet

1:03:08 | Dec 1st, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Scott and Josh are diving into the world that's housed their podcast all these years. That's right, we're going into the Internet, just before it gets broken by ever...Show More

Episode 378: Dan in Real Life

1:05:51 | Nov 24th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this time, we got the whole family together after so many years apart. And we're going to make sure to get all sorts of fun activities in before the big celebration is over at ...Show More

Episode 377: Wreck-It Ralph

1:04:56 | Nov 17th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and Scott and Josh are headed to the arcade for this one. In fact, they're diving into a movie that Josh discussed way back in 2012 all about video games. That's right, they're rev...Show More

Episode 376: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

1:08:05 | Nov 10th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Scott and Josh are headed to a magical land full of strange creatures, exciting stories, and plenty of adventure. No, not Narnia. No, not Wonderland. No, not Oz. Why...Show More

Episode 375: Enemy of the State

1:17:54 | Nov 3rd, 2018

Hey, folks! Are you ready for a raucous, wild episode of Mousterpiece Cinema? Well, dive into your nearest off-the-grid cage after downloading the show so you can dive right in! This week, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of a film featuring Wi...Show More

Episode 374: The Insider

1:13:56 | Oct 27th, 2018

Hey, friends! It's that time again--time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! This week, as the merger between the dual monoliths of Disney and Fox grows ever closer, Scott and Josh are nostalgic for a period barely 20 years ago when the W...Show More

Episode 373: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

56:59 | Oct 20th, 2018

If you had to be honest with yourself, would you be able to provide the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything? Do you even know the question of Life, the Universe, and Everything? Well, if you need a place to start, consider this brand-new epi...Show More

Episode 372: The Black Hole

1:08:58 | Oct 13th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for Scott and Josh to head into their special spaceship and approach another Revisited episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. This week, they're in deep space with their special guest, freelance writer and podcaster Keith Phipps (now a...Show More

Episode 371: Beloved

1:05:41 | Oct 6th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for another brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, we're talking about a very big movie, even if it's one that got ignored by audiences back in 1998. Scott and Josh are headed back to the Reconstruction era of ...Show More

Episode 370: Tuck Everlasting

1:04:35 | Sep 29th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Scott and Josh are drinking from this very special well of water they found while wandering in the forest, and you can't tell anyone! It's very secret water, and if ...Show More

Episode 369: The Joy Luck Club

1:02:55 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and for this episode, Scott and Josh are getting ready to sit down and play some mah-jong, and listen to some epic stories about the Chinese-American experience in the 20th century...Show More

Episode 368: Dumbo

1:07:00 | Sep 15th, 2018

Hey, folks! We're taking to the skies this week for a very special episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Josh and Scott are revisiting one of the vaunted classics of the Golden Age of Disney Animation, the short but memorable 1941 film Dumbo. They're joine...Show More

Episode 367: Super Mario Bros.

1:10:09 | Sep 8th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's-a us, the hosts of Mousterpiece Cinema! We're getting into character this week as we talk about one of the truly memorable video-game adaptations, the 1993 film Super Mario Bros. starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, S...Show More

Episode 366: Kronk's New Groove

54:12 | Sep 1st, 2018

Hey, folks! It's that time once more, time for another new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! And this episodes marks yet another special occasion, as it's time for Scott and Josh to delve into another of the direct-to-DVD sequels made by DisneyToon Stu...Show More

Episode 365: Disney's The Kid

59:35 | Aug 25th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and it's another episode all about little boys who want to become big boys, and big boys who come into contact with their little-boy selves. OK, that last part might be unique to t...Show More

Episode 364: Spirited Away

1:10:47 | Aug 18th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and Scott and Josh are headed to the truly magical world of spirits this week. We're revisiting a film that many critics and fans might call one of the very best of the 2000s, Haya...Show More

Episode 363: Christopher Robin

1:01:31 | Aug 11th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and for this show, we're headed deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, where a little boy who wants to be a big boy plays with his stuffed animals. Specifically, Scott and Josh are talking...Show More

Episode 362: He Got Game

1:02:35 | Aug 4th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's the dog days of summer, and we're mixing things up on this new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Sure, it's about to be the NFL preseason, and America's true pastime, baseball, is in full swing. But this week, we're talking about a mov...Show More

Episode 361: Armageddon

1:05:28 | Jul 28th, 2018

Well, folks, it's time to rip off a particularly painful Band-Aid on this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Josh and Scott are headed back in time about 20 years to talk about one of Michael Bay's earliest, and possibly worst, films, the sci-fi ...Show More

Episode 360: WALL-E

1:07:26 | Jul 21st, 2018

Hey, folks! It's that time of the month again, as Scott and Josh head back into the annals of Mousterpiece Cinema episodes to do a Revisited show! This week, Scott and Josh are headed into the reaches of deep space and hundreds of years into the futu...Show More

Episode 359: Ant-Man and the Wasp

1:04:38 | Jul 14th, 2018

Hey, folks! No, we haven't gone invisible on you--we've just shrunk this brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema down to a miniscule size for your entertainment. Yes, you might have already guessed it, but this week on the show, Scott and Josh are h...Show More

Episode 358: What's Love Got To Do With It

1:05:57 | Jul 7th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for yet another brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Scott and Josh are taking the spotlight for a musically themed movie. Specifically, they're talking about the 1993 biopic of Tina Turner, What's Love Got T...Show More

Episode 357: Tombstone

58:26 | Jun 30th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a rootin', tootin', brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, so git your six-shooters, rustle up some grub, and shoo away any nearby varmints so you can enjoy this episode. As you may have guessed, this is a Western-themed ...Show More

Episode 356: Incredibles 2

1:13:28 | Jun 23rd, 2018

Hey, folks! Get suited up, because it's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this one is going to be particularly...super. That's right, Scott and Josh are headed back to Municiberg to talk about Pixar's new film Incredibles 2. (W...Show More

Episode 355: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1:15:13 | Jun 16th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and p-p-p-p-p-p-p-please believe us, you'll want to check it out. Yes, this week, Scott and Josh are revisiting the 1988 classic hybrid of live-action and animation, Who Framed Rog...Show More

Episode 354: Sky High

1:11:13 | Jun 9th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time to suit up for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this one is a corker. This week, even though it's summer time, Scott and Josh are headed back to school. To a superheroic school, that is: they're discussing the 200...Show More

Episode 353: Solo: A Star Wars Story

1:10:02 | Jun 2nd, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and we just want you to punch it! Because we've got a good feeling about this! See? We're making references to the movie we're discussing this week, the new Lucasfilm entry Solo: A...Show More

Episode 352: Brother Bear

1:05:19 | May 26th, 2018

Hey, friends! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this time around, Josh and Scott are headed to the woods to explore the long-ago past when man and bear...weren't able to co-exist very peacefully without the help of a few P...Show More

Episode 351: Finding Nemo

1:06:04 | May 19th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, one that's swimming your way. Because, you see, you have to keep swimming. That's what our good friend Dory tells us, or so we think. We think that's what she said, but we already ...Show More

Episode 350: The Horse Whisperer

1:03:07 | May 12th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Scott and Josh are back on the ranch as they celebrate another milestone: 350 episodes! To celebrate, what better film than The Horse Whisperer, which may feel like ...Show More

Episode 349: Avengers: Infinity War

1:15:09 | May 5th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this one's a doozy. As promised, Scott and Josh have come together to talk about the film kicking off the summer movie season, Avengers: Infinity War. They're joined by return ...Show More

Episode 348: Blackbeard's Ghost

56:51 | Apr 28th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and we're closing out April talking about the movie everyone's discussing online: the 1968 comedy Blackbeard's Ghost! (Yes, we know, the new Avengers movie is out. We'll be discuss...Show More

Episode 347: The Avengers

1:08:43 | Apr 21st, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Scott and Josh are teaming up to revisit a pinnacle of superhero cinema, Marvel's 2012 film The Avengers. Your hosts are joined by return guest Emma Stefansky to talk all ...Show More

Episode 346: Holes

59:10 | Apr 14th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and we are changing things up. Sure, we told you last week that we'd be talking about Super Mario Bros., but things have shifted since then, so Scott and Josh are calling an audibl...Show More

Episode 345: High Fidelity

1:05:29 | Apr 7th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a very special brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and we hope you've prepared by putting together a series of Top Five lists regarding your favorite and least favorite episodes of the podcast. See, the concept of the ...Show More

Episode 344: Valiant

1:01:34 | Mar 31st, 2018

Hey, friends! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this one's strictly for the birds. This week, Scott and Josh are heading back to the well of Patreon requests, as one of their listeners has literally paid for the privilege ...Show More

Episode 343: Fantasia 2000

1:17:07 | Mar 24th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and it's yet another one of our Revisited titles. This time, Josh and Scott are headed to the big orchestra in outer space to enjoy the long-awaited follow-up to one of Disney's mo...Show More

Episode 342: A Wrinkle in Time

1:09:38 | Mar 17th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and we're headed on a big journey this time around. Josh and Scott are talking about Disney's latest big-budget venture, A Wrinkle in Time. It's got everything: Oprah Winfrey! Zach...Show More

Episode 341: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

1:01:58 | Mar 10th, 2018

Hey, folks! We hope you're prepared to go back to school, because that's exactly where Josh and Scott are headed on this brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. OK, technically, they're going back to high school for a reunion, and not even their ow...Show More

Episode 340: Tales from Earthsea

58:00 | Mar 3rd, 2018

Hey, friends! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Josh and Scott are headed to a world of fantasy, wizards, and dragons: Earthsea. Specifically, we're talking about the 2006 Studio Ghibli film Tales from Earthsea ...Show More

Episode 339: Black Panther

1:05:02 | Feb 24th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and Josh and Scott are headed to a land shrouded in mystery and myth, the country of Wakanda. That's right, we're talking about the cinematic cultural event known as Black Panther ...Show More

Episode 338: Fantasia

1:05:58 | Feb 17th, 2018

Hey, friends! It's time for another episode of Mousterpiece Cinema in which Josh and Scott go back and revisit a title that was already discussed on the podcast. This time, they're going back to a movie that Josh talked about in 2012, the 1940 animat...Show More

Episode 337: Bringing Down the House

55:38 | Feb 10th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and boy, is this one something special. Scott and Josh are headed back to the halcyon days of 2003, when mainstream movies featuring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah felt a lot more ...Show More

Episode 336: Napoleon and Samantha

1:04:38 | Feb 3rd, 2018

Hey, friends! It's time for a very...uh...unique episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, as Josh and Scott head out to the wilderness of Oregon to watch the exploits of two young runaways and the circus lion they keep as a pet. Yes, they're talking about the...Show More

Episode 335: The Ladykillers

58:53 | Jan 27th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and we're heading down South for this one. The good news is that Josh and Scott are tackling another one of Joel and Ethan Coen's movies on this episode! The bad news is that they'...Show More

Episode 334: The Emperor's New Groove

1:08:55 | Jan 20th, 2018

Hey, folks! It's time for Mousterpiece Cinema to have its first Revisited episode of 2018, and this one is a doozy. Josh and Scott are also opening up the doors to guests for the Revisited shows this year, so it's even bigger than before! To kick off...Show More

Episode 333: War Horse

1:13:51 | Jan 13th, 2018

Hey, friends! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and Scott and Josh are headed back, way back, a hundred years for this week's movie. In fact, they're heading to World War I to talk about Steven Spielberg's 2011 epic War Horse,...Show More

Episode 332: The Island at the Top of the World

58:41 | Jan 6th, 2018

Hey, friends! Happy New Year to everyone from the bottom to the top of the world! We're diving into a brand-new year of Mousterpiece Cinema this week by shaking things up with one of our Patreon donor request episodes. This time, Scott and Josh are o...Show More

Episode 331: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

1:03:51 | Dec 30th, 2017

Hey, folks! It's time for your hosts to close out 2017 on Mousterpiece Cinema, and what better way to do it than by returning to a land of fantasy and wonder, only to find that its denizens have been hardened and hollowed out to the point of losing t...Show More

Episode 330: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

1:18:53 | Dec 23rd, 2017

Hey, friends! We hope that as the Christmas holiday approaches, the Force is with you because we've got a big new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema coming your way. And yes, we're talking about the biggest movie of the end of the year this week, Star Wa...Show More

Episode 329: The Muppet Christmas Carol

59:42 | Dec 16th, 2017

Hey, friends! We hope you're in the Christmas spirit, because this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema will go nicely with the holiday season. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Scott and Josh are revisiting an old favorite, the 1992 film The Muppet Chris...Show More

Episode 328: There Will Be Blood

1:30:33 | Dec 9th, 2017

Hey, friends! It may be December, but we're not exactly getting in the spirit of the holiday with this big new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Instead, Scott and Josh are headed back to the early part of the 20th century to talk about the 2007 epic T...Show More

Episode 327: Coco

1:32:19 | Dec 2nd, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time for a big new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, so strap yourself in (preferably with a guitar strap) and start listening! Josh and Scott are ready to talk about Pixar Animation Studios' new film Coco, all about a little boy who...Show More

Bonus Episode: The Florida Project

1:04:55 | Nov 29th, 2017

Hey, friends! We're closing out November 2017 with another of our patented b-b-b-b-b-b-bonus episodes here at Mousterpiece Cinema HQ! As we did hit the 800-Like threshold on Facebook this month, Scott and Josh are getting together to talk about one o...Show More

Episode 326: Candleshoe

57:24 | Nov 25th, 2017

Hey, friends! We hope you all had a fun Thanksgiving, which means only one thing: Christmas is right around the corner! While Scott and Josh hold off on their Coco discussion until next week, they're getting in the holiday mood appropriately! Because...Show More

Episode 325: Enchanted

1:15:16 | Nov 18th, 2017

Hey, friends! We hope you're in the mood for a happy working podcast, because that's exactly what we're giving you this week on a new Mousterpiece Cinema! As you might be able to tell, Scott and Josh are revisiting a decade-old Disney live-action/ani...Show More

Episode 324: Thor: Ragnarok

1:09:32 | Nov 11th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time for the main event, as Mousterpiece Cinema travels to a whole new world to talk about the latest adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok. On this episode, Josh and Scott are joined by friend of the show Angi...Show More

Episode 323: No Country for Old Men

1:11:40 | Nov 4th, 2017

Hey, friend-o! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and listening to it will be as simple as calling a coin toss. Just call it. You have to call it. OK, we're in a mood this week, because Scott and Josh are celebrating the 10th a...Show More

Episode 322: Ed Wood

1:05:52 | Oct 28th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time for another spooktacular episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! Josh and Scott are getting in the Halloween mood once again by looking back at what may be Tim Burton's best film, the 1994 biopic Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp, Patrici...Show More

Episode 321: Fright Night (2011)

1:01:37 | Oct 21st, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time for a spooktacular new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Scott and Josh are headed to the Las Vegas Strip for a scarifying discussion all about the 2011 remake of Fright Night, starring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrel...Show More

Episode 320: Good Morning, Vietnam

1:10:31 | Oct 14th, 2017

Gooooooooooooooooood morning, podcast listeners! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and Josh and Scott are in the mood for some wacky comedy and rock 'n' roll. So it's a good thing they're discussing the 1987 film Good Morning,...Show More

Episode 319: The Nightmare Before Christmas

1:03:24 | Oct 7th, 2017

Hey, folks! It's another October, which means it's time for a scare-ifying new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! Josh and Scott are getting into the seasonal mood as they revisit the 1993 stop-motion animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas this we...Show More

Episode 318: The Lizzie McGuire Movie

56:01 | Sep 30th, 2017

Hey, folks! It's time for a very special new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Scott and Josh are closing out the month of September with a first: our first episode title requested by one of our Patreon pledges! And yes, you read the title correct: we'...Show More

Episode 18: The Nightmare Before Christmas

39:46 | Sep 28th, 2017

NOTE: This episode was originally recorded in 2011, and is being revived from the vault in advance of our Revisited show this coming month.   Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to hear something strange? It's Halloween time, and what bett...Show More

Episode 317: The Shaggy Dog (2006)

56:11 | Sep 23rd, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Scott and Josh are headed, once again, for the dogs. Well, for a dog. A shaggy one, specifically. Yes, on the new episode of the podcast, Scott and Josh wrap up their di...Show More

Episode 316: Aladdin

1:07:36 | Sep 16th, 2017

It's time once more to fly to a whole new world, friends. On this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Scott are revisiting one of the most beloved modern Disney animated films, Aladdin. The 1992 film celebrates its 25th anniversary this f...Show More

Episode 315: Three Men and a Little Lady

59:12 | Sep 9th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Josh and Scott are going old school. Well, Josh is, at least, because he busts out at least one rap during this week's discussion of the 1990 sequel Three Men and a Litt...Show More

Episode 314: Jackie Brown

1:13:40 | Sep 2nd, 2017

Hey, friends! Head on over across 110th Street, because it's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. This week on the show, Josh and Scott invite friend of the show Jason Bailey of Flavorwire to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of Quentin...Show More

Episode 313: The Shaggy D.A.

1:00:41 | Aug 26th, 2017

Hey, folks! It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this one's for the dogs. Well, it's for a dog, at least. A shaggy one! In this episode, Scott and Josh are talking all about the 1976 film The Shaggy D.A., the sequel to the 1959 fil...Show More

Episode 312: Con Air

1:04:45 | Aug 19th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time to fly the unfriendly skies with a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, as Scott and Josh strap in to talk about another of the mid-1990s Jerry Bruckheimer productions from the Walt Disney Company, Con Air. This Die Hard-esque ...Show More

Episode 311: The Jungle Book (1967)

1:03:06 | Aug 12th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time to mosey on down to the darkest parts of your nearby jungle and make sure that have all the bare necessities in life to begin your journey. In other words, on this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, Scott and Josh are talking abo...Show More

Episode 310: 25th Hour

1:08:43 | Aug 5th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and Josh and Scott are once again talking about a film celebrating a big anniversary this year. This time around, they're discussing the Spike Lee joint 25th Hour, starring Edwar...Show More

Episode 309: Three Men and a Baby

1:06:01 | Jul 29th, 2017

Josh and Scott discuss the warm-hearted Three Men and a Baby, turning 30 this year. But is it accurate to call Three Men and a Baby a comedy when a good chunk is dedicated to smuggling heroin? (It's true.) Josh and Scott are joined by Todd VanDerWerf...Show More

Episode 308: The Shaggy Dog (1959)

57:43 | Jul 22nd, 2017

Friends, as we wade slowly through the dog days of summer, there's really no better time to talk about Disney's first live-action comedy feature on a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. That, of course, would be the 1959 mix-'em-up comedy The Shaggy ...Show More

Episode 307: Bambi

58:51 | Jul 15th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week on the show, Josh and Scott are headed into the beautiful but terrifying forest to revisit one of Disney's most beloved and heartbreaking classics of all, Bambi. After di...Show More

Episode 306: Adventures in Babysitting

1:05:02 | Jul 8th, 2017

Do you have a full backpack? Have you remembered to bring your Mighty Thor action figure? Do you have a spare tire handy? If so, you might be ready to listen to this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. On this episode, Josh and Scott are heading b...Show More

Episode 305: Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

59:37 | Jul 1st, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time for another new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Scott and Josh are entering the confessional chamber to reveal a dark, dirty secret: they might not be the biggest fans of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. The 199...Show More

Episode 304: Cars 3

1:11:02 | Jun 24th, 2017

If you've positioned yourself in the fast lane, and you know how to turn left to go right, then you might just be ready to listen to the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. This week on thte podcast, Josh and Scott are talking about the newest film f...Show More

Episode 303: Johnny Tremain

50:58 | Jun 17th, 2017

If you're a true Son or Daughter of Liberty, friend, you're going to want to listen to this week's new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, On the new show, Josh and Scott are headed back to the American Revolution to discuss the trials and tribulations o...Show More

Episode 302: Ratatouille

1:04:34 | Jun 10th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's a new month, which means it's time for a new title for Josh and Scott to revisit on an episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. This month, Josh is looking back at a film he first discussed in Episode 17, the Brad Bird film Ratatouille. Now...Show More

Episode 17: Ratatouille

54:40 | Jun 5th, 2017

NOTE: In advance of our upcoming Revisited episode, Josh has opened up the podcast vault to unleash his original, solo episode from 2011 on Ratatouille. Enjoy! What kind of ingredients does it take to make a great podcast episode? For starters, make ...Show More

Episode 301: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

1:14:47 | Jun 3rd, 2017

Avast, mateys! It's time for you to make a choice: walk the plank or watch the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales. OK, here's the compromise: just listen to the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, where Josh and Scott force...Show More

Episode 300: Sister Act

59:56 | May 27th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time to celebrate because Mousterpiece Cinema has reached a big milestone: this is our 300th episode, and we're singing to the rafters with joy. Specifically, Josh and Scott are talking about a movie all about music of joy this wee...Show More

Episode 299: Ponyo

1:04:08 | May 20th, 2017

Hey, folks! Get as much ham as you have nearby, stuff it into your mouth, and start listening to the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, as quickly as you can! On today's show, Scott and Josh are talking about Hayao Miyazaki's 2008 film Ponyo, inspir...Show More

Episode 298: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

1:13:44 | May 13th, 2017

OK, folks, strap in and get ready for a wild ride, because on this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Scott are headed to the far reaches of the galaxy to get into some scrapes and messes. This week on the show, they're headed back to the Marve...Show More

Episode 297: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

1:06:49 | May 6th, 2017

Avast, ye landlubbers! Now that we have your attention, it's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. This week, Josh and Scott are doing another Revisited episode of the podcast, wherein they discuss the 2003 blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbe...Show More

Episode 296: Born in China

1:05:08 | Apr 29th, 2017

Hey, friends! Earth Day was a week ago, but we're still celebrating on a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. On last week's show, Scott and Josh talked about the first feature-length nature documentary from Disney, so it's only fitting that on this w...Show More

Episode 295: The Living Desert

1:01:15 | Apr 22nd, 2017

Happy Earth Day, friends! Scott and Josh are celebrating this important day in style by talking about a nature documentary on a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. It's not just any documentary, either: it's the first feature-length documentary from ...Show More

Studio Ghibli Bonus Episode: Grave of the Fireflies

53:24 | Apr 17th, 2017

Hey, friends! As Easter recedes into the rearview, there's no better time for a very special b-b-b-b-b-b-bonus episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! This time, Josh and Scott are celebrating the 29th anniversary of one of the greatest and saddest films of ...Show More

Episode 294: The Happiest Millionaire

59:39 | Apr 15th, 2017

Well, it took until April, but this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema represents something of a rite of passage for Josh's still-new-ish co-host Scott. This week on the podcast, they're discussing the 1967 film The Happiest Millionaire, which some peopl...Show More

Episode 293: The Rocketeer

1:11:02 | Apr 8th, 2017

Friends, we encourage you to look to the skies for this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Josh and Scott are going to be flying high because they're revisiting a cult classic from the Walt Disney Company: The Rocketeer, the Joe Johnston adaptati...Show More

Episode 292: Grosse Pointe Blank

1:04:44 | Apr 1st, 2017

Get your tuxes ready, prep your hair in the right kind of wave, and polish off your gun, too: we're going to a high school reunion! That's right, folks: on this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, Scott and Josh are heading back to the 'burbs for a reuni...Show More

Episode 291: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

1:30:33 | Mar 25th, 2017

Hello, friends! It's time for Scott and Josh to discuss a tale as old as time...a song as old as rhyme! ...Again! Yes, this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema talks about Beauty and the Beast for the second time in two straight weeks, but this one's all ...Show More

Episode 290: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

1:11:55 | Mar 18th, 2017

Gather 'round, friends, as Scott and Josh revisit a tale as old as time on this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. You know, some say it's even a song...well, as old as rhyme. Yes, that's right, we're discussing one of Disney's finest animated fi...Show More

Episode 21: Beauty and the Beast

53:51 | Mar 15th, 2017

NOTE: To tie into our upcoming Revisited show, we're publishing this early episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, with just Josh and no co-host. Enjoy!   Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, beauty and the beast. Yes, friends, just in time for its 20t...Show More

Episode 289: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

1:07:46 | Mar 11th, 2017

For six long years, we've been in trouble, friends. No pleasure here on Earth we've found! We are truly men of constant sorrow. OK, not really, but the lyrics to "Man of Constant Sorrow" are rattling around Josh and Scott's brains this week as they d...Show More

Episode 288: Mission to Mars

1:06:30 | Mar 4th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time to get your trusty space helmets on and suit yourself up, because this week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Scott are on a mission. A mission...to Mars. (Sadly, not one from God, because the Blues Brothers aren't a Disney pro...Show More

Episode 287: Kundun

1:22:37 | Feb 25th, 2017

Hello, friends! It's time for another new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, as Josh and Scott dive back into the extensive career of one of America's finest filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. Though it was little-seen originally, Scorsese's story of the youn...Show More

Episode 286: Pinocchio

1:11:51 | Feb 18th, 2017

Hey, friends! We're going back in time for this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, because Josh and Scott are revisiting yet another Disney classic for the show. This time around, to tie into its recent Blu-ray re-release, your hosts are talking ...Show More

Episode 285: That Darn Cat

1:04:55 | Feb 11th, 2017

Time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, friends! This week, Josh and Scott are going it alone again as they return to the scene of a very dastardly crime. Last month, the crime was that of a defenseless woman being abducted by two nefarious ba...Show More

Episode 284: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

58:50 | Feb 4th, 2017

Hey, folks! It's time for a very exciting, fancy, bedazzled new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and we hope you've gotten yourselves dressed up to the nines. See, it's time for a royal wedding! At least, that's the subject of the film up for discussi...Show More

Episode 283: Hercules

1:07:11 | Jan 28th, 2017

Hey, friends! It's time for another episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Josh and Scott are going all the way back to the beginning. We're not going back to the beginning of the Disney animated canon, but to just about the beginning of hist...Show More

Episode 282: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

57:00 | Jan 21st, 2017

Hey, folks! It's time for an all-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and don't worry--you're not seeing things. We really are discussing the very first Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, on today's podcast. This is the first in what will b...Show More

Episode 281: That Darn Cat!

1:04:40 | Jan 14th, 2017

Hey, folks! It's time for a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and for this one, Josh and Scott are heading back to the 1960s for a momentous occasion in Disney live-action history. This week, they're talking about the original That Darn Cat!,...Show More

Episode 280: The Princess Diaries

1:08:08 | Jan 7th, 2017

Happy New Year, friends! As we step into 2017, it's time for Mousterpiece Cinema (and Josh) to welcome its first new co-host in a long time, Scott Renshaw of Salt Lake City Weekly. This week on the show, Josh and Scott talk about the 2001 comedy from...Show More

Episode 279: Father of the Bride, Part II

1:29:49 | Dec 31st, 2016

Hey, friends! It's time for a very momentous episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, so you'd best start listening ASAP. It's not just the final episode of 2016, but this is Gabe's last episode as co-host of the podcast. As Gabe's swan song, we're talking ab...Show More

Episode 278: Rogue One

2:02:18 | Dec 24th, 2016

There has been an awakening, friends. Can you feel it? It's--wait, that was last year's movie from the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens. We already discussed that on Mousterpiece Cinema! This time around, Josh and Gabe (in his penultimate episo...Show More

Episode 277: The Royal Tenenbaums

1:07:43 | Dec 17th, 2016

Hey, friends! Christmas is almost here, and this year, that can only mean one thing: we are one episode closer to Gabe's last as co-host of Mousterpiece Cinema. This week, Josh and Gabe are talking about a now-15-year old film that set the standard f...Show More

Episode 276: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

1:26:15 | Dec 10th, 2016

Hey, folks! It's time for a very important episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, so you'd best prepare yourself. This week, as we approach the holidays, Josh and Gabe are traveling to the magical land of Narnia to celebrate the season with Father Christmas...Show More

Episode 275: Moana

1:08:21 | Dec 3rd, 2016

Hey, friends! It's time for our first episode of December, and we're celebrating by talking about Walt Disney Animation Studios' second film of 2016, Moana. While Zootopia was a big hit back in the spring, hopes are pretty high for Moana, because...w...Show More

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

1:18:55 | Nov 26th, 2016

Hey, folks! The holidays are upon us, and Black Friday is in the rearview mirror; with that comes a festive new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! This week, Josh and Gabe are ringing in Thanksgiving Weekend with...a direct-to-DVD sequel. OK, it's not a...Show More

Episode 273: Father of the Bride

1:31:27 | Nov 19th, 2016

Hey, friends! It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Josh and Gabe are in a festive mood! Well, honestly, it's more accurate to say that Josh and Gabe are in a particularly punchy mood as they discuss the 1991 remake of Fa...Show More

Episode 272: Doctor Strange

1:17:19 | Nov 12th, 2016

Well, friends, it's time to dust ourselves off after a very long, strange, and painful week and get back to the important business of talking about Marvel movies. Yes, that's right: this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema is all about the latest entry in...Show More

Episode 271: Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

1:25:28 | Nov 5th, 2016

We hope you're ready for an exciting episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, friends. With the election bearing down us, what better film to discuss than Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, featuring one of the presidential candidates himself in a very prominent...Show More

Episode 270: Hocus Pocus

1:14:42 | Oct 29th, 2016

We've put a spell on you, listeners, and now, you're ours. That's right, it's time for another scare-ifying episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and we're closing out Shocktober with a bang and a half. After many long years, Josh and Gabe are finally faci...Show More

Episode 269: Scream

1:12:58 | Oct 22nd, 2016

You didn't read that title wrong, friends. This week, on a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, Gabe and Josh are going back in time to 1996 to talk about one of the most iconic horror films of modern history, Scream. (In case you're wondering, ...Show More

Episode 268: The Color of Money

1:14:40 | Oct 15th, 2016

Do you have what it takes? Can you pick up the cue and knock in the nine-ball at the right time? It's time to head into the pool hall for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, as Josh and Gabe are joined by friend of the show Noel Murray to talk abou...Show More

Episode 267: Queen of Katwe

1:36:18 | Oct 8th, 2016

Make sure to keep a weather eye for the next five or ten moves in front of you before you begin listening to this new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. What are you going to do while listening? Exercise? Eat? Do laundry? What about what comes after tha...Show More

Episode 266: The Village

1:37:20 | Oct 1st, 2016

Hey, friends! It's time for another spooktacular episode of Mousterpiece Cinema as we enter the scare-ifying month of Shock-tober! Boooooo! Anyway, we're kicking the month off appropriately, with another film from once-popular and beloved filmmaker M...Show More

Episode 265: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

1:18:05 | Sep 24th, 2016

Josh rules, and Gabe drools! Or, if you like, Gabe rules and Josh drools! If that means anything to you, friends, then you are in for an incredible journey on this new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. This week, your hosts talk about the 1993 film Hom...Show More

Episode 264: Tangled

1:18:43 | Sep 17th, 2016

Hey, friends! Time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, after a few weeks off. (Yes, really, we're back!) Josh and Gabe are reunited after Josh's unexpected stay in the hospital--don't worry, he's fine--to talk about one of the biggest films the...Show More

Episode 263: The Incredible Journey

1:03:20 | Aug 27th, 2016

Friends, we hope that you're prepared. We hope you're mentally ready. We hope you are set to embark upon a journey. An exciting journey. A trepidatious and perilous journey. Perhaps even...an incredible journey. If that wasn't enough of a hint, this ...Show More

Episode 262: Pete's Dragon

1:19:00 | Aug 20th, 2016

Friends, your eyes don't deceive you--this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema is indeed focused on the Disney film about a boy and his dragon in the forest, Pete's Dragon. Of course, there's an important distinction to make--this is the 2016 remake of th...Show More

Lucasfilm Bonus Episode Seven: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

1:14:40 | Aug 15th, 2016

Hey, friends! Are you ready for another very special b-b-b-b-b-b-bonus episode of Mousterpiece Cinema? It's been a little while since Gabe and Josh got together for a bonus recording, but they did so last month--in fact, they recorded this episode in...Show More

Episode 261: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

1:13:14 | Aug 13th, 2016

It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, friends! This week, Josh and Gabe are going back to the beginning of the era of Studio Ghibli. In fact, they're going back before the beginning, to the film that led to the creation of Studio Ghibli...Show More

Episode 260: Jack

1:48:42 | Aug 6th, 2016

Hey, friends! It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and boy, do we have a corker for you this week. There's good news and bad news, too. Good news: this episode is all about a film from Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather an...Show More

Episode 259: Follow Me, Boys!

1:20:30 | Jul 30th, 2016

Hey, folks! We've got a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema available for your listening pleasure today, but there's a very important way for you to access it. Do you know the Oath of the Boy Scouts? What's their motto? Are you prepared to...be ...Show More

Episode 258: Trainspotting

1:26:08 | Jul 23rd, 2016

After last week's discussion of Chicken Little, Josh and Gabe are in the mood for a palate cleanser on this week's new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. And there may be no better choice for palate cleanser--no more wildly different film, really--than ...Show More

Episode 257: Chicken Little

1:27:05 | Jul 16th, 2016

It's time for a big, monumental episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, friends. Finally, after months of teasing, Gabe and Josh are talking about the 2005 film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Chicken Little. You remember this adaptation of Chicken Littl...Show More

Episode 256: The BFG

1:10:47 | Jul 9th, 2016

Welcome to all human beans, near and far, to this scrum-diddly-umptious poddin' cast of Mousterpiece Cinema. OK, talking like a giant is kind of difficult for more than one sentence, so let's get back to human-style talk. On this episode of Mousterpi...Show More

Episode 255: Phenomenon

1:33:59 | Jul 2nd, 2016

Hey, folks! It's time for Josh and Gabe to begin a sixth year of podcasting as the hosts of Mousterpiece Cinema, and they're starting with one of their punchiest, goofiest episodes yet. It starts with the longest housekeeping segment to date, centere...Show More

Episode 254: Finding Dory

1:31:42 | Jun 25th, 2016

It's a banner day for Mousterpiece Cinema, friends. Why's that? This episode marks the fifth anniversary of the podcast! Back in June 2011, Josh sat down to record the first show solo, talking about Pixar's then-new sequel Cars 2. So it's only fittin...Show More

Episode 253: The Rock

1:06:33 | Jun 18th, 2016

San Francisco. A beautiful city, but with a criminal element as well, who are led to Alcatraz. Listen to the bell from the trolley--it's alerting them that prisoners are coming. "Prisoners coming. Prisoners coming. Coming, coming--" OK, not really. (...Show More

Episode 252: Gus

1:20:58 | Jun 11th, 2016

Hey, friends! We hope you're in a sporting mood, because we have a perfect summer movie to talk about on this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. It's the 1976 comedy Gus, all about a Yugoslavian mule who plays on an NFL team! OK, fine, so maybe it's not...Show More

Episode 251: Alice Through the Looking Glass

1:29:37 | Jun 4th, 2016

Oh, frabjous day, dear friends. Callooh. Callay. Yes, there's only one reason for us to bust out the Lewis Carroll-ese, and that's because we are going back to Wonderland on this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! Oooh, sorry, hang on, we're going to Un...Show More

Episode 250: Melody Time

1:16:02 | May 28th, 2016

Hey, folks! It's a banner day here at Mousterpiece Cinema HQ, as Gabe and Josh are celebrating their 250th episode today. And there's no better film to discuss than the 1948 package film Melody Time, featuring Donald Duck, Roy Rogers, the Andrews Sis...Show More

Episode 249: Gnomeo and Juliet

1:16:18 | May 21st, 2016

This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are ripping off yet another Band-Aid. Yes, because they talked about a gnome-centric movie earlier this year, it's time to head back to the forest to deal with some more gnomes. (Because, of course, the...Show More

Episode 248: Captain America: Civil War

1:21:14 | May 14th, 2016

Listeners, it's time to choose a side in the great battle of the year. Are you on the side of goodness and light? Or are you on the side of hatred and injustice? Are you Team Batman or Team Superman? Oh, wait, sorry, wrong comic-book movie. This week...Show More

Episode 247: An Extremely Goofy Movie

1:12:58 | May 7th, 2016

Friends, your eyes do not deceive you. Nor do your ears! As you'll hear when you begin listening to the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, the plan was for Josh and Gabe to talk about the new Disney-distributed IMAX documentary A Beautiful Planet on...Show More

Episode 246: Tom and Huck

1:07:51 | Apr 30th, 2016

Hey, folks! If you were hoping we'd be discussing the Disneynature film Born in China this week on Mousterpiece Cinema, we're sorry to let you down. (It's hard to review movies that haven't opened yet and were inexplicably delayed for a year.) Instea...Show More

Episode 245: The Jungle Book

1:13:48 | Apr 23rd, 2016

Don't worry, folks, you're not having a flashback. We're not talking about the 1967 animated film The Jungle Book on this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema; instead, Josh and Gabe are talking about the live-action remake of the same name, featuri...Show More

Episode 244: Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend

1:10:49 | Apr 16th, 2016

Hey, folks! On this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are traveling to the African continent to explore a strange new society that may indeed hold a surprising link to the Jurassic period of Planet Earth. Just think: what if there ...Show More

Episode 243: Benji the Hunted

1:13:36 | Apr 9th, 2016

Hey, folks! This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, we have truly gone to the dogs. Forgive the obvious pun, but Josh and Gabe's discussion of the 1987 film Benji the Hunted will arguably go down as one of our oddest episodes. It's safe to say that Gabe ha...Show More

Episode 242: Walt Disney Treasures: Disneyland, USA

1:22:48 | Apr 2nd, 2016

Hey, friends! On this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are going back in history with one of the Walt Disney Treasures box sets. Specifically, Josh and Gabe are going to learn about the early history of the first Disney theme park with t...Show More

Episode 241: Shipwrecked

1:16:37 | Mar 26th, 2016

Avast, buckoes! This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are headed to the high seas with a discussion of the 1991 Norwegian-American production of Shipwrecked, a kinda/sorta adaptation of Daniel Defoe's iconic novel Robinson Crusoe, starring ...Show More

Episode 240: The Gnome-Mobile

57:16 | Mar 19th, 2016

Why, y'er sittin' on a gold-mine, folks! Hee-hee-hee-hee! Oh, come on now, why shouldn't we be unveiling our best impression of one of the iconic deliverers of frontier gibberish, Walter Brennan? He's only the star of this week's film on Mousterpiece...Show More

Episode 239: Zootopia

1:38:12 | Mar 12th, 2016

This week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema might get a bit hairy, folks. Josh and Gabe are settling in to talk about the newest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Zootopia, featuring the voices of Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, J....Show More

Episode 238: The Adventures of Huck Finn

1:10:32 | Mar 4th, 2016

Last week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe had a lengthy discussion about race in Disney films, specifically thanks to the glaring racism in Savage Sam towards Native Americans. Can they keep up the streak on this week's episode? Well, consideri...Show More

Episode 237: Savage Sam

1:08:42 | Feb 27th, 2016

Bust out the Kleenex once more, everyone, because it's time to prepare yourselves for a big ol' bawl-a-thon. That has to be the case, right? See, this week's Mousterpiece Cinema is all about the 1963 sequel to one of Disney's most famously tragic liv...Show More

Episode 236: Splash

1:07:44 | Feb 20th, 2016

On today's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are going under the sea to spend time with a beautiful mermaid who falls in love with a dashing young man from the world above water. No, not the story of Ariel, the little mermaid. No, this we...Show More

Episode 235: Freaky Friday (2003)

1:08:07 | Feb 13th, 2016

"Hold on a second," you're thinking to yourself. "I swear Josh and Gabe already talked about Freaky Friday on an episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. What the hell's going on here?" You're not losing your mind, friend. Back in January, we discussed the 19...Show More

Episode 234: The Finest Hours

57:47 | Feb 6th, 2016

Get on your rain gear, folks, because this episode's about to get plenty wet. This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh is on his own for the first time in a while; with Gabe steering clear of dark water, he invites Todd VanDerWerff of Vox on the podcas...Show More

Bonus Episode: Walt Disney

1:31:52 | Jan 27th, 2016

Hey, friends! We hope you're having a good President's Day; what better way to celebrate than by listening to a bonus episode of Mousterpiece Cinema? There is none! So we hope you're excited to hear Josh and Gabe debate the ethics and expectations of...Show More

Episode 233: Bolt

1:15:14 | Jan 27th, 2016

How much do you loathe the evil Dr. Calico? Are you a friend of canines, or are you a deceptive feline-like minion? It's these questions that are up for debate in the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, as Josh and Gabe talk about the 2008 animated f...Show More

Episode 232: A Bug's Life

1:25:28 | Jan 23rd, 2016

We're getting small on this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Tiny, you might say. As tiny as the size of an ant or some other kind of insect. Yes, we're talking about bugs this week because our movie is Pixar's A Bug's Life from 1998. Gabe and ...Show More

Episode 231: Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

1:09:25 | Jan 15th, 2016

Are you ready to go back? Back...to the future? Well, OK, it's more like back...to the end of the beginning in this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. That's because Josh and Gabe are talking about yet another direct-to-DVD sequel, Cinderella III: A Twi...Show More

Episode 230: Freaky Friday (1976)

1:05:21 | Jan 9th, 2016

Welcome to 2016, everyone! Movie Mezzanine's got itself a new look for the whole site, and that has even affected Mousterpiece Cinema. Once upon a time, a long while ago, Josh and Gabe aired new episodes every Saturday; for the last year and a half, ...Show More

Episode 229: Summer Magic

59:28 | Dec 29th, 2015

It's the end of 2015, friends, and to stave off the cold weather (as well as a cold that has besieged Josh's sinuses), Josh and Gabe want to flip the old Christmas-in-July concept and talk about summer in December. Specifically, they're talking about...Show More

Episode 228: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

1:26:30 | Dec 20th, 2015

Friends, the time has finally come. Anticipation has hit a fever pitch. Crowds are lining up around the block just to see the result of years of buildup. Yes, friends, you know what we're talking about. It's the battle to end all 2015 battles: is Gab...Show More

Episode 227: Miracle

1:00:42 | Dec 16th, 2015

All you hosers, eh, listen up! We got a real corker of an episode of Mousterpiece Cinema coming your way, and this week, Gabe and Josh are facing off in a colder climate than usual: the ice rink. Yep, they're back in skates again, metaphorically spea...Show More

Episode 226: Bad Santa

1:22:52 | Dec 9th, 2015

'Tis the season to be jolly, to make merry, to welcome friends into your home to celebrate the holidays. And on Mousterpiece Cinema, 'tis the season for holiday-themed episodes of the podcast! And now that we're all Santa Clause-d out on the show, it...Show More

Episode 225: The Good Dinosaur

1:23:17 | Dec 1st, 2015

It's a first this week on Mousterpiece Cinema, as Gabe and Josh talk about yet another Pixar movie; what's so special is that this is the first time in a single year when there have been two new Pixar movies. This summer, of course, we had the wonder...Show More

Episode 224: Race to Witch Mountain

1:07:31 | Nov 25th, 2015

Friends, we've got no time for preamble on this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. We're off to the races, heading to...which mountain? Which one? Which--we have to figure that mystery out soon, because Josh and Gabe are talking about the last fi...Show More

Episode 223: Pocahontas

1:12:01 | Nov 17th, 2015

Friends, if you take a look just around the riverbend, it's possible that you'll be able to discover a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. This week, Josh and Gabe are taking another trip back to the historical period when English settlers "dis...Show More

Lucasfilm Bonus Episode Six: The Star Wars Holiday Special

1:24:58 | Nov 16th, 2015

Gather 'round, everyone. Step up close, and get close to all your friends and family. There's no better time than now to celebrate the greatest holiday of all. No, not Christmas. Not Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or Ramadan. No, it's time to celebrate Life D...Show More

Episode 222: The Prestige

1:21:07 | Nov 11th, 2015

Are you listening closely? You should really be listening closely to this week's Mousterpiece Cinema, because in this episode of the podcast, Gabe and Josh reveal that there are three parts to any true podcast. The first part is the introduction, whe...Show More

Episode 221: The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

56:21 | Nov 2nd, 2015

All for one, and one for all! Oh, wait, no, wrong swashbuckling epic. No, no, we mean...let's rob the rich to give back to the poor! (That's more like it.) This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are headed back to the Middle Ages in England ...Show More

Episode 220: Return From Witch Mountain

1:01:59 | Oct 27th, 2015

It's almost Halloween, and so Josh and Gabe are embracing the spooky spirit of the season by facing something truly scary on Mousterpiece Cinema: a sequel. Only weeks after they watched the 1975 live-action adventure Escape to Witch Mountain, your in...Show More

Episode 219: Bridge of Spies

1:13:48 | Oct 20th, 2015

Do you love films? I mean, really love films? I'm talking classic movies like The Conversation and The Godfather. You do? Good, because it's time for a special episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, but it might as well be called I Love Films. Why? We're ta...Show More

Episode 218: Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

1:11:31 | Oct 14th, 2015

With the holidays right around the corner, Josh and Gabe couldn't think of a better way to bring on another Thanksgiving by starting early, and going back. Way back. Further than that. No, not quite that far, just--yes, that's it. Right there, to the...Show More

Episode 217: The Haunted Mansion

1:14:02 | Oct 6th, 2015

The walls are closing in on you. There's a mysterious creaking sound from the door to the spooky basement you never like to visit. You're in a room with no doors or windows. Yes, that's right, you're trapped. Welcome, foolish mortals, to a brand-new ...Show More

Episode 216: Escape to Witch Mountain

1:05:17 | Sep 30th, 2015

We're on the move this week, friends, and we're headed to a mysterious place full of wild and inexplicable happenings. (No, Burning Man was earlier this summer.) That's right, we're headed to Witch Mountain. Specifically, Josh and Gabe are watching a...Show More

Episode 215: Signs

1:10:00 | Sep 23rd, 2015

Grab as many glasses of water as you can, a baseball bat, and your inhaler, because it's time for a very special, spook-tacular episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. (What? If Starbucks can start the Pumpkin Spice Latte in September, we can start our Octob...Show More

Episode 214: Cars

1:25:37 | Sep 15th, 2015

Keep a weather eye open, friends. It sounds like thunder is approaching. And you know what comes after thunder, don't you? That would be...lightning! Ka-chow! And also dad-gum! Yes, the day is finally here. We're sure you've been waiting with bated b...Show More

Episode 213: Fun and Fancy Free

1:09:42 | Sep 8th, 2015

Gabe and Josh are feeling lighthearted and laid-back today, so what better film to discuss on Mousterpiece Cinema than the 1947 package film Fun and Fancy Free? Your hosts tackle the two short films, about a circus bear in nature and Mickey and frien...Show More

Marvel Bonus Episode: The Iron Man Films

1:49:16 | Sep 4th, 2015

Happy Labor Day, everyone! While you take a load off on this holiday, Josh and Gabe have been hard at work on a new bonus episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. As they pause their exploration of the Lucasfilm canon, Josh and Gabe turn their eye to some of ...Show More

Episode 212: The Rookie

1:06:48 | Sep 2nd, 2015

The crack of the bat, the smell of freshly mown grass, the sound of an umpire calling a strike on a pitch that is so far outside, how could that be a strike, you bum? HOW? Oh, sorry, just got into the heat of the moment, because it's the tail end of ...Show More

Episode 211: Porco Rosso

53:59 | Aug 25th, 2015

As we fight off the summer blues, it's time for another episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! And what better way to fight off the blues than by taking to the air? This week, Josh and Gabe tackle yet another film from the Studio Ghibli filmography, Hayao M...Show More

Episode One: Cars 2

37:20 | Aug 24th, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome one and all to Mousterpiece Cinema! This blog and podcast are all about analyzing the Disney movies of the past, present, and future. I'm your host and guide, Josh, and for this inaugural episode, I'll ta...Show More

Episode 210: Pollyanna

1:26:07 | Aug 19th, 2015

Hey, friends! It's time to play the glad game on this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, as Gabe and Josh harken back to a simpler time in America. It's a time when kids could climb trees without a worry in the world, when the entire town attende...Show More

Episode 209: Dick Tracy

1:04:15 | Aug 8th, 2015

Freeze, flatfoot! That's right, we're talkin' to you, ya stick in the mud. C'mere. Yeah, c'mere. We got a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema here, right here for the taking. Yeah, sure, it's free. 'Course it's free! Ain't no coppers here to sto...Show More

Episode 208: The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

1:09:36 | Aug 4th, 2015

Have you ever watched The Little Mermaid and thought to yourself, "Yeah, but what if the stern, taskmaster parent was Ariel, and the rebellious kid was her daughter? I'd like to see that movie!" No? Too bad! Because it absolutely exists, and it's thi...Show More

Episode 207: Dinosaur

1:13:46 | Jul 27th, 2015

This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are going back. Way back. Further than they've gone before. Yes, further than you're thinking. They're going all the way back to the Cretaceous period to talk about the 2000 animated film Dinosaur. This...Show More

Episode 206: Ant-Man

1:03:22 | Jul 21st, 2015

Hey, friends! This week's podcast is a little smaller than usual, so you may need to keep a sharp eye out for it. Actually, this podcast is extremely small, as small as an...insect of some kind. Maybe a bee? Yes, this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema i...Show More

Episode 205: Heavyweights

1:05:45 | Jul 14th, 2015

You better be listening to this episode while taking part in a solid workout, buster. Feel the burn! Push yourself! Etc.! Sorry, we're just in a very exercise-friendly mood after discussing the 1995 comedy Heavyweights on this week's episode of Moust...Show More

Episode 204: Third Man on the Mountain

1:03:23 | Jul 8th, 2015

Mousterpiece Cinema. Forbidding. Aloof. Terrifying. The podcast with the biggest goofballs in the world. OK, we are referencing a classic Monty Python sketch with this opening, but for the movie of the week, it makes sense. Today, Josh and Gabe are s...Show More

Episode 203: Popeye

1:02:12 | Jun 30th, 2015

Grab the nearest can of spinach, friends, and get ready for this week's (sound-issue-free) episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! On this episode, Josh and Gabe are headed to the lakeside village of Sweethaven to tangle with Wimpy, the Oyl family, Bluto, an...Show More

Episode 202: Inside Out

1:24:53 | Jun 23rd, 2015

Friends, with this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that Josh and Gabe are joined by longtime friend of the show and Forbes.com film critic Scott Mendelson to talk about the latest film from Pixa...Show More

Episode 201: Old Yeller

1:12:54 | Jun 17th, 2015

Friends, we're heading to the farm this week on Mousterpiece Cinema. Sure, you know the one, don't you? That farm where your favorite dog or cat got sent to after it was sick when you were a kid. They could run and jump and play and be happy without ...Show More

Episode 200: The Lion King 1 1/2

1:05:07 | Jun 9th, 2015

We did it, friends! This week, we reach a podcasting plateau--200 episodes! Why, barely any other podcast has ever hit that peak before! (Don't verify our math.) And what better way to celebrate the 200th episode of Mousterpiece Cinema than with a di...Show More

Episode 199: Evita

1:19:17 | Jun 2nd, 2015

This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, we're singing loud and proud! Or, Josh is singing loud and proud, and Gabe is trying not to cower in embarrassment at his co-host's voice. But you can't really blame Josh for feeling musical on this episode, seeing a...Show More

Episode 198: Tomorrowland

1:08:35 | May 25th, 2015

This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, we're going to the future! Or an alternate dimension! Or another planet! Or...listen, we're just going to where the jet packs are, OK? On this episode, Josh and Gabe talk about Disney's big-budget blockbuster epic fr...Show More

Episode 197: Monkeys, Go Home!

53:37 | May 17th, 2015

To quote a line from Rainier Wolfcastle's McBain (two weeks in a row referencing that character!), this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema is Josh and Gabe: Let's Get Silly. In discussing the final monkey-themed movie of the year (for now), Josh and Gabe...Show More

Episode 196: Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrow Land

1:12:09 | May 12th, 2015

For this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, we're requiring all listeners to get their space gear in check, test their oxygen tanks, and prepare for a trip beyond Earth, beyond space, and maybe even beyond our solar system! But in case you're not...Show More

Episode 195: Avengers: Age of Ultron

1:31:27 | May 6th, 2015

It's time to assemble your team, friends, because this week, Gabe and Josh are facing off against a terrifying prospect, something more fearsome than what they've faced before: another big-budget superhero movie. Yes, of course, like everyone else in...Show More

Lucasfilm Bonus Episode Five: The Original Star Wars Trilogy

2:04:26 | May 3rd, 2015

May the Third be with you! No, wait, hang on, that's not right. May the Fifth be with you! Hmm...still sounds funky. Oh, right, May the Fourth be with you! And what better way to celebrate this day than a two-hour discussion of the trilogy that start...Show More

Episode 194: The Monkey's Uncle

1:00:54 | Apr 28th, 2015

Hey, bros! Get ready for a full-on Brodown Hoedown on this week's Bro-sterpiece--OK, fine, Mousterpiece Cinema. This week, your top bros Josh and Gabe are getting ready to go back to college to talk about the important things about higher learning: b...Show More

Episode 193: Monkey Kingdom

1:06:46 | Apr 22nd, 2015

In the face of the brand-new Disneynature documentary Monkey Kingdom, here's a painful admission: I hate every ape I see, from Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z. No, you'll never make a monkey out of me. OK, fine, this may not be that specifically related to Pl...Show More

Episode 192: Castle in the Sky

54:38 | Apr 15th, 2015

On today's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, we're making specific and loud declarations. Such as "I DON'T WANT YOUR LIFE." Yes, that's right, you're going to get to hear Josh's impression of James van der Beek in the true classic Varsity Blues. Why, y...Show More

Episode 191: Angels in the Outfield

1:06:29 | Apr 7th, 2015

The smell of the grass, the sound of a ball being hit by a wooden bat, the cries of "Get your popcorn and Cracker Jack!," and, of course, the unavoidable use of steroids. Yes, that's right, friends, it's baseball season once again! And this week, to ...Show More

Episode 190: The Misadventures of Merlin Jones

52:45 | Apr 1st, 2015

Thanks to a unique case of electromagnetism (or some such), we've been gifted temporarily with the ability to read your thoughts, friend. And so we promise, this episode is completely April Fools Day prank-free. Pinky swear! Unfortunately, in some wa...Show More

Episode 189: The Country Bears

1:17:03 | Mar 25th, 2015

It's bear-ly spring, friends, but for some of us, the weather has become truly unbearable! Oh, come on, you're not really that surprised that it took bear-ly two words for some choice bear puns in this podcast description, are you? And why would you ...Show More

Episode 188: Cinderella (2015)

1:22:09 | Mar 18th, 2015

Make sure you're dressed to the nines, dear listeners, because we've got quite the high-class tale to talk about on this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Did you ever see the film about the beautiful, kind, and silently suffering young woman wh...Show More

Episode 187: Mr. Holland's Opus

1:01:51 | Mar 11th, 2015

OK, friends, sit up straight. Backs up. Instruments high. And a-two, and a-three, and a-...OK, fine, no actual performing required today, but we are in a musical mood thanks to the movie of the week on Mousterpiece Cinema: Mr. Holland's Opus, starrin...Show More

Episode 186: Pixar Shorts Collection, Vol. 2

1:12:33 | Mar 3rd, 2015

We'd like to tell you that this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema is short in keeping with the tone and scope of our topic of discussion, but does "short" sound like it fits with our podcast? Of course not. That aside, Gabe and Josh tackle the se...Show More

Lucasfilm Bonus Episode Four: The Star Wars Prequels

2:00:47 | Feb 28th, 2015

Grab your cloaks and lightsabers, folks, because the Force is strong with this special bonus episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. After months of waiting and hoping and plugging our Facebook page, we've finally reached the point where we can talk about--y...Show More

Episode 185: McFarland, USA

1:12:44 | Feb 24th, 2015

The best way to listen to this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema is to do so while running, so get thee to a treadmill, listener. This week, Josh and Gabe are racing to the finish line to debate the new based-on-a-true-story Disney sports drama, McFarla...Show More

Episode 184: DuckTales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp

57:23 | Feb 18th, 2015

It's time for an episode of Mousterpiece Cinema that's 25 years in the making! That's right: this week, Josh and Gabe are going back to the beginning...of DisneyToon Studios, at least, as they review the 1990 film DuckTales The Movie: Treasure of the...Show More

Episode 183: The Princess and the Frog

1:26:00 | Feb 11th, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, we are almost there! Actually, for longtime listeners, scratch that, we ARE there--we're finally able to talk about the 2009 film The Princess and the Frog on today's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. If you're new to the show, yo...Show More

Episode 182: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

59:54 | Feb 3rd, 2015

This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are getting ready for a trip all the way to London, circa 1940. It's the Age of Not Believing, but they've got open minds, or they're trying to. Yes, it's time for us to have some fun with Bedknobs and ...Show More

Episode 181: Strange Magic

1:05:58 | Jan 26th, 2015

Wise men say only fools rush in. But I gotta feelin' that tonight's gonna be a good night. So come on, Marianne! OK, enough singing (for now). Time to get down to business, and on this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, business equals talking ab...Show More

Episode 180: Treasure Planet

58:41 | Jan 20th, 2015

Avast, buckoes! It's time for Mousterpiece Cinema to start plundering some booty on this week's episode, but we're not going to be traveling for some island in the middle of the sea. Instead, we're heading for outer...space! (No more Inside Llewyn Da...Show More

Episode 179: Kiki's Delivery Service

56:27 | Jan 13th, 2015

Are you feeling flighty today? Perhaps a bit witchy? Well, at the very least, if you're ready to have an open mind and a bit of interest, you're the perfect audience for today's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Josh and Gabe take flight with the Hayao...Show More

Episode 178: Aliens of the Deep

54:45 | Jan 7th, 2015

Happy New Year, folks! We're kicking things off at Mousterpiece Cinema right in 2015, with a film from the master himself, James Cameron. (Please, call him Jim.) Following up on our discussion of Ghosts of the Abyss last year, Gabe and Josh are going...Show More

Episode 177: Into the Woods

1:16:49 | Dec 30th, 2014

As we say goodbye to 2014, friends, it's time to venture into the world of musicals on Mousterpiece Cinema once more. In fact, you might say Josh and Gabe are headed into the woods/it's time to go/we hate to leave/ we have to, though/Into the woods/i...Show More

Episode 176: The Reluctant Dragon

1:01:36 | Dec 23rd, 2014

With but one shopping day until Christmas, it's time for Josh and Gabe to open up their own gifts on this new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, as they travel back in time to the era when the Walt Disney Company was merely the Walt Disney Studios, back...Show More

Episode 175: Inspector Gadget

1:15:05 | Dec 16th, 2014

Are you feeling brainy? We hope so, because matters of the mind are on tap for this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Josh and Gabe are ready to tackle the 1999 adaptation of the 1980s cartoon Inspector Gadget, starring Matthew Broderick and Rup...Show More

Episode 174: Rushmore

1:03:17 | Dec 8th, 2014

Hey, folks! We hope you've been preparing all of your extracurricular activities, from fencing to beekeeping to everything in between, because this week, we're going back to prep school. More specifically, Josh and Gabe are headed to Rushmore, the 19...Show More

Episode 173: Make Mine Music

59:12 | Dec 2nd, 2014

With the holidays right around the corner, we hope you're in a musical mood this week, because that's ostensibly the theme of the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Josh and Gabe get in rhythm to talk about the 1946 package film Make Mine Music, whi...Show More

Episode 172: Dead Poets Society

1:29:04 | Nov 26th, 2014

Happy early Thanksgiving, folks. On this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, we're thankfully not talking about a cinematic turkey; we;re going back to school with the 1989 film Dead Poets Society, starring the late Robin Williams. Gabe and Josh a...Show More

Episode 171: The Incredibles

1:17:46 | Nov 18th, 2014

We hope you're bursting with confidence this week, listeners. You should be brimming with courage and energy and flexibility! In short, you better be feeling incredible because that's the tone of this week's Mousterpiece Cinema, wherein Josh and Gabe...Show More

Episode 170: Big Hero 6

1:03:04 | Nov 11th, 2014

This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are suiting up with their best scientific superpowers to fight head-on about the new film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6. This collaboration between Disney and Marvel (though the latter'...Show More

Episode 169: Aladdin and the King of Thieves

1:11:03 | Nov 4th, 2014

Today at Mousterpiece Cinema HQ, there's singing, laughing, and references to movies as disparate as Arbitrage, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Top Gun, which can only mean one thing: it's time for another freewheeling discussion of a Disney direct-to-video sequ...Show More

Episode 168: Ella Enchanted

54:47 | Oct 28th, 2014

We're closing out the month of October here at Mousterpiece Cinema with a truly terrifying cinematic experience, a film that could chill your bones and send your teeth shivering with fear. What film could it be? Why, it's the 2004 fairy tale Ella Enc...Show More

Episode 167: Tarzan

1:06:21 | Oct 19th, 2014

Who's ready for some vine-swinging action, friends? (Not the six-second videos, please note.) Josh and Gabe are ready for some high-flying fun this week as they talk about the 1999 animated film Tarzan, the so-called end of the Disney Renaissance. So...Show More

Episode 166: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

1:09:28 | Oct 14th, 2014

We said hey, hey, hey, hey, hey...what's going on? What IS going on, friends? And what the hell does a 4 Non-Blondes song have to do with today's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema? Turns out more than you might think, as Josh and Gabe prepare to discuss...Show More

Episode Nine: The Fox and the Hound

38:50 | Oct 8th, 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE: A loyal listener of the show informed me (Josh) that a handful of old episodes--from when it was just me recording on my own, sans website or co-host--were missing from iTunes, so here's one of those, coming out of...let's say the D...Show More

Episode Eight: Tron

34:18 | Oct 8th, 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE: A loyal listener of the show informed me (Josh) that a handful of old episodes--from when it was just me recording on my own, sans website or co-host--were missing from iTunes, so here's one of those, coming out of...let's say the D...Show More

Episode Seven: The Rocketeer

36:55 | Oct 8th, 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE: A loyal listener of the show informed me (Josh) that a handful of old episodes--from when it was just me recording on my own, sans website or co-host--were missing from iTunes, so here's one of those, coming out of...let's say the D...Show More

Episode Five: Spirited Away

33:10 | Oct 8th, 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE: A loyal listener of the show informed me (Josh) that a handful of old episodes--from when it was just me recording on my own, sans website or co-host--were missing from iTunes, so here's one of those, coming out of...let's say the D...Show More

Episode Three: Cinderella (1950)

40:31 | Oct 8th, 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE: A loyal listener of the show informed me (Josh) that a handful of old episodes--from when it was just me recording on my own, sans website or co-host--were missing from iTunes, so here's one of those, coming out of...let's say the D...Show More

Episode 165: Arachnophobia

1:06:26 | Oct 7th, 2014

We hope you're carefully bundled up for this new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, because we wouldn't want any creepy-crawlies to make their way across your arm or foot or hand, skittering up your body before it's too late OH NO. Whew, false alarm. An...Show More

Episode 164: Unbreakable

1:09:38 | Oct 1st, 2014

Friends, it's that time of year again: time for some scarifying movie talk on Mousterpiece Cinema! Yes, it's Shock-tober, so you better boo-lieve that Josh and Gabe are back at it with some Halloween-appropriate movies. First up, it's M. Night Shyama...Show More

Episode 163: The Return of Jafar

1:04:25 | Sep 24th, 2014

Autumn may be upon us, but at Mousterpiece Cinema HQ, Gabe and Josh are still a bit hot under the collar. If you were satisfied with last week's heated debate of the career of cinematographer-turned-director Dean Cundey, then you are in for a treat w...Show More

Episode 162: Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

1:06:26 | Sep 14th, 2014

The summer's just about over, and one of our unintentional summer mini-series is about to come to close. This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe wade into the world of direct-to-video sequels once more, but with a twist: this one's a live-act...Show More

Episode 161: Frank and Ollie

1:07:35 | Sep 8th, 2014

We're going back in time once again on Mousterpiece Cinema, so get set. This week, Josh and Gabe take on one of the most dynamic duos in Disney history: Frank and Ollie. That's Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of the venerated Nine Old Men, to al...Show More

Episode 160: Tron Legacy

1:03:08 | Sep 2nd, 2014

It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema; this week, Josh and Gabe are getting their Zen thing back on track and gearing up to groove on some biodigital jazz, man! That's right, they're talking about the 2010 holiday blockbuster Tron Legacy...Show More

Lucasfilm Bonus Episode Three: Three Indiana Jones Films

1:50:29 | Aug 29th, 2014

Well, friends, it's that time again. You've brought the podcast to another threshold on Facebook, and so it's up to Josh and Gabe to deliver another bonus episode. As promised, once the show passed 400 Likes, your heroic co-hosts would tackle three m...Show More

Episode 159: Honey, I Blew Up The Kid

1:01:00 | Aug 26th, 2014

Don't you just hate it when one of your experiments at the high-tech laboratory near Las Vegas goes horribly wrong and your 2-year old son grows to a hundred feet tall? Right? It's the worst! OK, so maybe not all of us can share Wayne Szalinski's pai...Show More

Episode 158: Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

1:01:58 | Aug 19th, 2014

Get ready for a real ruff episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, friends. This week, Josh and Gabe are dog-paddling back into the waters of the direct-to-video sequels from the Walt Disney Company. What's on the dog-cket? Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adve...Show More

Episode 157: The Hundred-Foot Journey

1:00:07 | Aug 13th, 2014

Are you hungry for a serious discussion of the new Helen Mirren film? Have you been starving for a debate about the merits of how excitable Oprah Winfrey gets? Have you cleared your plate of big-budget superhero movies in the hopes of something light...Show More

Episode 156: Guardians of the Galaxy

1:36:39 | Aug 5th, 2014

We hope you've got an awesome mix tape at hand, and your weapon of choice at the ready, because it's time for an action-packed new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. This week, Josh and Gabe go guest-free to get ready...for a dance-off, bro! Once more, ...Show More

Episode 155: Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

1:08:35 | Jul 28th, 2014

This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, we're getting straight down to the bare necessities. Yep, that's right, Josh and Gabe are headed to the jungle to talk about The Jungle Book, the 1967 animated classic with a jazz-loving bear, a stuffy panther, and a...Show More

Episode 154: Planes: Fire and Rescue

1:17:13 | Jul 22nd, 2014

Please sit back, with your tray tables in their upright and locked positions and your seat belts fastened. This episode of Mousterpiece Cinema will be a wild flight indeed. What's that? You think it's super-creepy to imagine yourself, a human, taking...Show More

Episode 153: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

1:08:47 | Jul 16th, 2014

Hold on to your hats (and other necessary items), folks. We're getting small on this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema as we tackle a genre classic from June of 1989. No, it's not Batman; it's Disney's try at B-movie science-fiction, Honey, I Shr...Show More

Episode 152: Aladdin

1:19:41 | Jul 9th, 2014

It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, friends. And this week, we can open your eyes and show you a whole new world. Scratch that, we will open your eyes regarding a little film called Aladdin. Josh and Gabe are joined on the show this w...Show More

Episode 151: Pulp Fiction

1:29:02 | Jul 2nd, 2014

Don't worry, friends, you haven't broken your concentration. Yes, this is a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. And yes, this week, Josh and Gabe are talking about one of the most influential and iconic films of the 1990s, the decidedly family-unfrie...Show More

Episode 150: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1:22:31 | Jun 22nd, 2014

It's a big day here at Mousterpiece Cinema HQ, as we're celebrating our third anniversary with our 150th episode! Yes, friends, it's really been three years since Josh started a podcast about Disney movies all on his own by ranting about Cars 2. Thin...Show More

Episode 149: George of the Jungle

1:02:21 | Jun 17th, 2014

This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are going back to the jungle with one of the most iconic vine-swingers of all. He's daring, he's brave, and he's...probably about to hit some tree that's in his way. Yes, we're not talking about Tarzan ...Show More

Episode 148: Flubber

1:17:05 | Jun 10th, 2014

We've finally reached our conclusion of the not-so-esteemed franchise all about an absent-minded professor, his bouncy green creation, and all of the sports games he rigs so he can secretly take home a ton of cash from gambling. (OK, maybe that last ...Show More

Episode 147: Maleficent

1:02:48 | Jun 3rd, 2014

Listen well, all of you! OK, maybe that's a bit of a rude welcome, but it does fit with the film in question on today's new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. For our first episode here at Movie Mezzanine, hosts Josh Spiegel and Gabe Bucsko traveled to ...Show More

Episode 146: The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

1:04:55 | May 28th, 2014

It's a big week here on Mousterpiece Cinema, as Gabe and Josh take a look back at the shared and separate lives of Richard and Robert Sherman, the two men responsible for some of the most memorable pieces of music in the Walt Disney Company. If you'v...Show More

Episode 145: Million Dollar Arm

1:03:03 | May 21st, 2014

There are few things more associated with summer in America than our national pastime of baseball. So there's no better time for Walt Disney Pictures to release a baseball drama based on a true story, right? Well, while that may be true in theory, in...Show More

Episode 144: Teacher's Pet

1:09:59 | May 15th, 2014

Welcome, everyone, to a very important podcast-cum-intervention, wherein Josh finally gets Gabe to open up about why exactly he hates dogs. Sure, this episode is ostensibly about the 2004 Disney film Teacher's Pet, but it's all just a ruse to get Gab...Show More

Episode 143: Robin Hood

1:09:25 | May 7th, 2014

A fine oo-de-lally to you, friends, as Robin Hood and Little John would say. Yes, those two scoundrels and some of their friends are at the center of this week's new Mousterpiece Cinema, which is all about the 1973 Disney animated film Robin Hood. Jo...Show More

Episode 142: A Goofy Movie

1:15:25 | Apr 30th, 2014

This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, we're feeling a bit silly. A bit wacky, you might say. Possibly even a bit...goofy. Yes, it's time for Josh and Gabe to goof off while talking about the 1995 film A Goofy Movie. And, as you might expect with a subjec...Show More

Episode 141: Bears

1:16:34 | Apr 23rd, 2014

It's been one week since the last episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, but just barely. On this week's show, Josh and Gabe had to grin and bear it while discussing the new Disneynature documentary Bears. They're joined by Sound on Sight contributor Zach L...Show More

Episode 140: Son of Flubber

1:07:14 | Apr 18th, 2014

It's time for a first on Mousterpiece Cinema, as Josh and Gabe discuss the first-ever live-action sequel in the Disney canon of films, Son of Flubber, the presumably anticipated sequel to The Absent-Minded Professor. Josh wasn't keen on the first fil...Show More

Episode 139: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

1:35:28 | Apr 9th, 2014

News team...assemble! ...What's that? Oh, right, we're not talking about Ron Burgundy and his anchormen friend this week, we're talking about The Avengers! OK, just one of the Avengers in his latest solo picture: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. ...Show More

Episode 138: Mulan

1:15:40 | Apr 3rd, 2014

It's Mousterpiece Cinema's 138th episode spectacular! Get ready for guest stars galore, clips, and surprises! ...OK, fine, we're not going to ape the style of that great clip show from The Simpsons, but it is our 138th episode anyway. This week, Josh...Show More

Episode 137: Muppets Most Wanted

1:41:05 | Mar 28th, 2014

Hi-lo, friends, time for a fun new Disney movie podcast episode! OK, OK, maybe Constantine won't take over the podcast anytime soon. But the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema is all about the newest Muppet adventure, Muppets Most Wanted, with everyo...Show More

Episode 136: Need for Speed

1:28:44 | Mar 19th, 2014

Friends, do you feel the need? The need for...a new video-game adaptation? Well, good! (You did say "Yes," right?) Because on the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, Gabe and Josh are putting the pedal to the metal to discuss the new action film from...Show More

Episode 135: Darby O'Gill and the Little People

1:07:47 | Mar 14th, 2014

Faith and begorrah! Time to grab your blarney stone or find a four-leaf clover, dearies, because just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Mousterpiece Cinema is celebrating in style. (Here, "style" means doing goofy Irish accents a fair bit.) Only two day...Show More

Episode 134: Toy Story 3

1:24:30 | Mar 8th, 2014

Get out a box or two of tissues, friends, because if you're like Gabe or Josh, you're probably going to need them as we discuss Toy Story 3 on the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Closing out their trilogy of discussions about what might very well...Show More

Episode 133: The Wind Rises

1:12:26 | Feb 28th, 2014

This is what's called serendipitous timing, folks. If you're downloading this episode the day it drops on iTunes, then we're just one day away from the Academy Awards, and the film we're talking about on the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema may ver...Show More

Lucasfilm Bonus Episode Two: Willow, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, and Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure

1:26:35 | Feb 25th, 2014

Well, friends, as you can tell from the title, this episode's a mouthful. We hit the 350-Like threshold on Facebook a few weeks ago, and you know what that means: time for another b-b-b-b-b-b-b-bonus episode! This time, per Gabe's suggestion, your in...Show More

Episode 132: The Absent-Minded Professor

1:04:45 | Feb 21st, 2014

Well, friends, it's about that time again: time for the sexism talk. Not the sex talk, mind you. That's...well, we're not going to have that talk with you ever. You're on your own. But the sexism talk, specifically sexism in Disney movies, is somethi...Show More

Episode 131: Return to Never Land

1:13:55 | Feb 14th, 2014

Who's ready to go back to Never Land? Well, if this new episode is any indication, the answer may not be your intrepid co-hosts Gabe and Josh. While they still believe in faith and trust and pixie dust, they're not totally on board with Return to Nev...Show More

Episode 130: Howl's Moving Castle

1:18:47 | Feb 5th, 2014

As we quickly approach the American release of Hayao Miyazaki's latest film, The Wind Rises, it's time once more for Mousterpiece Cinema to wade into the past of Studio Ghibli. This week, Gabe and Josh focus their sights on Howl's Moving Castle, with...Show More

Episode 129: Toy Story 2

1:28:29 | Jan 29th, 2014

Get the Roundup gang together and put on the record player, because it's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! (We're not making any promises about whether or not you can hear the episode on a record player.) Yes, it's time for Gabe and Josh...Show More

Episode 128: Snow Dogs

1:19:23 | Jan 23rd, 2014

Yes, friends, as you can see from the title of this episode, it's time for a good old-fashioned "Pull off the bandage" episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. Gabe and Josh, first-timers to the 2002 comedy Snow Dogs went in as open-minded as possible, but th...Show More

Episdoe 127: The Great Muppet Caper

0:00 | Jan 17th, 2014

It's time, again, to play the music and light the lights. OK, fine, we're not actually talking about The Muppet Show on this week's Mousterpiece Cinema, but one of the Jim Henson-era Muppet movies is close enough, right? With only a couple of months ...Show More

Episode 126: Sleeping Beauty

1:17:47 | Jan 10th, 2014

Did you know that a dream is a wish your heart makes? And we knew you, once upon such a very dream. OK, OK, we're not actually confusing the topic of this week's Mousterpiece Cinema, the 1959 Disney classic Sleeping Beauty, with the 1950 Disney class...Show More

Episode 125: Toy Story

0:00 | Jan 2nd, 2014

Happy new year, friends! We're kicking things off in 2014 right by going back to the old bedroom and playing with some of our toys. That sounded a little weird, right? Well, the non-weird thing said in a weird way may be the secret theme of the first...Show More

Episode 124: Saving Mr. Banks

0:00 | Dec 26th, 2013

Wind's in the east...mist comin' in. Like something is brewin' and 'bout to begin. Can't put me finger on what lies in store, but I feel what's to happen, all happened before. Oh, excuse us, we were just reciting one of our favorite underrated lines ...Show More

Episode 123: Babes in Toyland

58:48 | Dec 18th, 2013

"Toyland, Toyland, little girl and boy land..." Hey, why aren't you singing along? Don't you know the lyrics to Victor Herbert's operetta Babes in Toyland? Well, you'd better brush up, because the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation (in Technicolor, no l...Show More

Episode 122: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

1:14:15 | Dec 12th, 2013

Friends, as we approach another Christmas, it's time to limp across the finish line, gasping for air. In 2011, by himself, Josh took a look at the 1994 holiday comedy The Santa Clause. In 2012, Josh and Gabe, along with guest Marc Vibbert, did the sa...Show More

Episode 121: Frozen

1:34:22 | Dec 6th, 2013

OK, we know that we kept you waiting for an extra week, but finally, it's time for Mousterpiece Cinema to get cold. In fact, we're so cold, we're...wait for it...Frozen! Yes, this week, Josh and Gabe take a look at Walt Disney Animation Studios' newe...Show More

Episode 120: Delivery Man

1:21:47 | Nov 28th, 2013

We've all gathered here today not to mock him, but to express our concern and worry for Vince Vaughn. Yes, friends, you might well consider the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema as a kind of career intervention, even if Mr. Vaughn may not be...you k...Show More

Episode 119: The Jungle Book 2

56:42 | Nov 22nd, 2013

Only a few days after the apparently-real, not-fake International Men's Day, it's time for your podcast co-hosts to have another one of their typical bro-hangs. And is there a better movie to bro out to than the 2003 film The Jungle Book 2? Possibly!...Show More

Episode 118: Thor: The Dark World

1:10:31 | Nov 15th, 2013

Friends, it's hammer time. (Listen, someone was going to make that joke, so it might as well be made right here.) Yes, once more, your intrepid hosts of Mousterpiece Cinema jump into the ever-expanding pool known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thi...Show More

Episode 117: The Little Mermaid

1:15:08 | Nov 9th, 2013

There's music galore in the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and why shouldn't there be? On this week's podcast, Josh and Gabe put on their diving gear and went under the sea to swim and frolic and generally be merry with the starfish, bass, crabs...Show More

Episode 116: Remember the Titans

1:22:36 | Nov 1st, 2013

The autumn has arrived, and with it, the grand sport of football, in which burly dudes suit up to run into each other's bodies with blunt force. Ah, football. And it's the topic of this week's Mousterpiece Cinema, as Gabe and Josh talk about the 2000...Show More

Episode 115: Up

1:06:48 | Oct 25th, 2013

Hi there! On this tearjerking episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, Gabe and Josh are going on a trek into the darkest reaches of the Venezuelan jungles to discover a lost species of animal to bring back to civilization, and have traveled in an old house l...Show More

Episode 114: Escape from Tomorrow

1:22:13 | Oct 18th, 2013

Today's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema is a bit different, a bit crazy, maybe even a bit surreal. Josh and Gabe decided to break from tradition even more than in the past. Yes, this episode is a first, because the film up for discussion isn't technic...Show More

Episode 113: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

1:02:00 | Oct 12th, 2013

Who's ready for a ghost story? If you're excited to get spooked a bit, to get a fright or two...well, you'll have to fast-forward to the final 15 minutes of this week's movie of choice on Mousterpiece Cinema, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. S...Show More

Episode 112: The Sixth Sense

1:25:04 | Oct 5th, 2013

Wouldn't it be awful if this episode description invoked that most famous line from the 1999 psychological thriller The Sixth Sense? Wouldn't that be the hackiest thing ever? Of course it would be, which is why we see new podcasts! They're walking ar...Show More

Episode 111: Ghosts of the Abyss

1:01:31 | Sep 27th, 2013

It's Josh's birthday, and his wish has come true: to travel to the depths of the ocean to explore the wreck of the infamous Titanic. OK, maybe that wasn't exactly his birthday wish, but that is the topic of this week's Mousterpiece Cinema: the 2003 d...Show More

Episode 110: Peter Pan

1:04:12 | Sep 18th, 2013

All you need is faith and trust, friends. Don't you want to fly to Neverland? It's just past the second star to the right, straight on till morning! OK, maybe Josh and Gabe aren't exactly Peter Pan and Tinker Bell (or vice versa, though they haven't ...Show More

Episode 109: The Three Musketeers

1:05:36 | Sep 13th, 2013

It's all for one, one for all, all for love, and more for you. (Some of that may have been written by Alexandre Dumas. But probably not all of it.) Yes, this week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe are talking about the 1993 adaptation of the clas...Show More