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Friday Island Podcast
46 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
E57: Beetlejuice -and "Cooking Rat"
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! That's what the boys are discussing today! What makes this silly spooky movie so charming? What romantic relationships blossomed on set? What's the origin of the winged skull? And is Beetlejuice (the guy) creepy or funny? Come on over, and look out for any dogs on bridges cuz you're gonna wanna be in the land of the living for this one!
54 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
E56: The Cabin in the Woods
Who wants to join the boys to check out a sketchy cabin in the woods owned by a distant relative who doesn't exist and turns out to be the setting for one of the greatest horror-satire films of all time? That's right, the boys are discussing The Cabin in the Woods! How was this comedy/horror classic created? What insane easter eggs can be found in this masterpiece? And what makes this film so lovably smart? Hop on into the RV, grab your "coffee thermos", and get ready for some laughs and scares!
57 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
E55: Resident Evil (the games...sorry Milla Jovovich)
In this SPOOOOOKY episode, the boys journey into every gamer's favorite zombie apocalypse with Resident Evil! How'd those game dev geniuses come up with the name? How has the series evolved so much over the years? Are the movies lovably bad or just straight-up awful? And what's better, Resident Evil or Silent Hill?? Let the Spooktober spookytopics begin!
56 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
E54: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Ahh it's a beautiful day in Middle Earth, the sun is shining over the Dead Marshes, the horses are running wild in Edoras, the Orcs are marching to Helm's Deep, and Friday Island's very own Sam and Frodo (Zach and Neil) are discussing The Two Towers! How did they master the motion capture for Gollum? What differences were made between the book and the movie? And what went into creating the Ent, Treebeard? Grab your armor, saddle up, and prepare your weapons, we've got some Orcs to kill!
42 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
E53: Mean Girls
Omg Friday Island Podcast looks sooo good on you, where did subscribe to it? So like today's episode is pretty fetch, we're talking about Mean Girls (duh), and this is like actually adapted from a book, so what's up with that? Also they like foreshadowed Regina getting hit by a bus, but like how? Also um, who was originally supposed to play Cady? Oh and if you don't listen, you're going in the burn book, sorryyyyy...
72 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
E52: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (feat. Jennie)
In yet another MARVELous episode, the boys are joined by ADR specialist, Jennie for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings! What did Jennie work on in this fantastic MCU instillation? What were those mythical creatures in Ta Lo? What MCU Easter eggs were in this movie? And not only does the gang discuss Shang-Chi, but you'll also hear their thoughts on Marvel's What If...? And of course the Spider-Man No Way Home trailer! Grab your rings -or bracelets?- and don't forget to bring Morris because this is a wild one!
58 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
E51: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
In this episode of the Friday Island Podcast, the guys take another shot at surviving the Hunger Games with Catching Fire! Why is this Neil's favorite instillation in the series? (Because it's obviously the best, but he'll elaborate, don't worry.) What changes were made from the book? What makes this world so much more believable than it was in the first movie? Ready up, swim to the cornucopia, and get fighting 'cuz the 75th annual Hunger Games starts now!
59 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
E50: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Behold, episode 50 is here and it's a big one! Zach and Neil embark on their most epic journey yet with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring! What makes Lord of the Rings such an insanely iconic trilogy? Did you know one of the actors actually met THE J.R.R Tolkien? What huge changes were made from the book? How do the stakes feel so high in these movies? Grab your walking stick, pack your lembas bread, and don't forget the One Ring, cuz you're joining our fellowship in this episode!
43 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
E49: Mamma Mia!
It's not Mario, it's not Abba, it's Meryl Streep! That's right, the boys are heading over to Greece this week for Mamma Mia! What do the boys think of this musical classic, or that chaotic ending? Why is Pierce Brosnan in this if his singing voice is so bad? And what unusual behind the scenes trick was used to get Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried laughing together? Check that wedding invitation, send it back, and fly over to Greece with us!
57 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
In this episode of the Friday Island Podcast, the boys take a treacherous journey into a giant shimmering iridescent bubble with Annihilation! Did you know this deep sci-fi thriller was adapted from a novel? Why is it Zach’s second favorite film of all time? Why does The Shimmer affect everyone differently? What logical inconsistency questions does Neil have? And how did marketing issues make this genius film flop at the box office? So grab your military gear, but forget the compasses and radios, they won't work anyway.
63 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
E47: The Hunger Games
In this episode of the Friday Island Podcast, the boys win the most unlucky lottery and try to survive The Hunger Games! What changes were made from page to screen? Is this the best young adult dystopian book/film? What deep Panem lore does Neil have in store for us? Now get to the cornucopia, grab your weapons, and may the odds be ever in your favor!
42 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
E46: I Know What You Did Last Summer
In this episode of the Friday Island Podcast, the boys get summer spooked with I Know What You Did Last Summer! What do they think of this extremely 90's slasher classic? Which prop terrified Jennifer Love Hewitt? And is this the superior hook-handed killer story, or does Man Door Hand Hook Car Door top it???
77 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
E45: Black Widow (feat. Jennie)
In this very special episode of the Friday Island Podcast, the boys are joined by returning guest, Jennie! Friday Island's resident ADR specialist makes her triumphant return to chime in on the MCU's first Phase Four film, Black Widow. What worked in this film, and what didn't? What other incredible actresses were considered for the role of Yelena Belova? What changes were made from the original Black Widow comics? And did we get enough Hawkeye?
52 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
In this episode of the Friday Island Podcast, the boys escape the Sacred Timeline with Loki! How did the boys feel about this MCU game changer? What little details were hidden in the Void? Which Loki is superior? And what does the ending mean for the future of the MCU? Hop on over with your TimePad and please bring jet skis, Mobius still really wants his jet skis.
43 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
E43: Moonrise Kingdom
Pack your bags, the boys leaving Hårga and heading over to our next campground with Moonrise Kingdom! What do the guys think of this quirky, wholesome Wes Anderson classic? What famous screenwriter helped Anderson bring the screenplay to life? What famous actors were originally meant to play the role of Social Services? And is one of the main characters actually Zach's evil twin???
56 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Come and join the boys this week for a summer camp double episode! Our first camping destination is Sweden's hidden gem, Hårga, Hälsingland! That's right, the guys are discussing one of Zach's favorite films, Midsommar. How long did it take for this surreal art horror to get from concept to the big screen? It may take place in Sweden, but where was it filmed? And why does Zach love a movie this bizarre so much? So let's raise a glass to the sun in hopes of a bountiful harvest, skål!
61 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
E41: The Great Gatsby
In this episode of the Friday Island Podcast the boys take a drive to the West Egg for The Great Gatsby. What changes were made between the book and the film? Did you know Neil's got a Gatsby tattoo? Did you know about Baz Luhrmann's extensive research into F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel? Do you know why exactly Luhrmann chose modern music for this 1920's setting? So hop on into our bright yellow Rolls-Royce and get ready to party like it's 1920!
41 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
In this episode of the Friday Island Podcast, the guys put on their swimming shorts and head to the beach with Jaws! Do you know where Jaws was filmed? Do you know about the progressively worse and worse Jaws sequels? How do the guys feel about the second half of the movie? Bonus fun-fact, the boys recorded this the day after Jaws' 46th anniversary! So grab your sunscreen, your life vest, and maybe a bigger boat too, we're gonna need it!
50 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
E39: In The Heights
In this episode of the Friday Island Podcast, Zach and Neil take to The Heights and break out into song! Well, not really, but they do break down some songs! How does this musical stack up against some of the guys other favorites? What happened with the occasional weird lighting and awkward editing? What was added to this adaptation to make it even more relevant to today's societal issues? And how great is this film's vibrant energy? Get ready with a couple vocal exercises, stretch your legs, and let's sing and dance!
55 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
E38: Get Out
In this episode of the Friday Island Podcast, the guys take an eerie trip meeting some potential in-laws with Jordan Peterson's iconic film, Get Out. It's undeniably an iconic thriller, but how scary really is it? What did the guys think of that shocking twist? What does this film have to say about our society, and what can we learn from it? Did you know it almost had a completely different ending? And isn't Rod just the best comic relief character ever?
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