Movieville Podcast



The podcast is hosted by Karan and Kushal. This podcast delves into film, tv and other nerdy topics. Warning: can become very, very nerdy.


  • The Fall of Skywalker

    28/03/2020 Duração: 45min

    A heavy critique on Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, Kushal and Karan talk through why they weren't fans of the final episode in the saga and what they did enjoy.  CAUTION: If You haven't seen it already, there will be major spoilers in this episode.  We've also launched a weekly episodic series, the Movieville Update where we provide periodic news bits and suggestions on what to watch across the streaming platforms, released every Sunday on IGTV.  Movieville Instagram Movieville Twitter Movieville Facebook

  • The One With the Old Man That Hates Friends

    19/01/2020 Duração: 01h02min

    Kushal and Karan return in 2020 to discuss one of the last two decades' most important topics; Friends - the TV show.  They discuss how it's aged over time and why some of the 'jokes' can now be seen as offensive or problematic. Conversely, they also discuss the show's merits, and what positive impacts it has had on society today.  Movieville on Twitter Movieville on Instagram References: https://www.independe

  • See You Yesterday Breakdown

    16/08/2019 Duração: 01h11min

    Karan and Kushal return for their first across-the-world recording, with Karan now residing in Canada and Kushal from his new home area of Belgium.  We break down Netflix film, See You Yesterday, in which two teenage science prodigies spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. When one of their older brothers is killed, they put their unfinished project to the test to save him. We look at the motivations of the characters, what the film means, and what it is exactly we're watching.    References:  See You Yesterday - Terminator: Dark Fate - Maleficent 2 - Shaft - Lying and Stealing - Angel is Fallen - Aziz Ansari: Right Now - Avengers: Endgame - Pok

  • Star Wars Celebration and the Ethnic Roots of Stories

    20/05/2019 Duração: 58min

    Discovering where the foundation of Star Wars came from as well as looking at some of the new Star Wars news to come from Star Wars Celebration 2019, such as new Clone Wars footage, sneak peaks at Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian, and of course, the final film in the latest saga, The Rise of Skywalker.  References:  The Boys: Star Trek: Discovery - Season 2: Thrawn: Alliances: Thrawn: Treason: Clone Wars Season 7 footage: Star Wars: Resistance:  Star Wars: Rebels:  Star Wars: Fallen Order: The Mandalorian: Star Wars: Episode 9: The R

  • 2019 Oscars Review from Belgium and Brexit England

    12/03/2019 Duração: 01h22min

    We were intrigued with the 2019 Oscars results so we needed to discuss.  We talk about what some of the wins mean not just the film industry but also our society.    Twitter: @Movievilleorg Instagram: @Movievilleorg   References: Spider-Man: Far from Home Trailer - Trigger Warning With Killer Mike -  Black Lightning: Tidelands: Russian Doll: Umbrella Academy: Punisher: Lucifer: Friends from College: Fargo: New Girl: IO:

  • 2018 Roundup, Disasters, and The Movie Business vs Netflix

    06/01/2019 Duração: 01h18min

    This final episode of 2018 contains Karan and Kushal's top film and tv picks of the year, a discussion around some of the poopfests this year, some honourable mentions and why streaming video platforms like Netflix are taking over the traditional cinema format.  Twitter: @Movievilleorg Instagram: @Movievilleorg   References:  Kushal's Top 5 Films of the Year:  The Hate U Give -  Blackkklansman -  Black Panther -  Roma -  Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse -   Karan's Top 5 Films of the Year:  Black Panther:  Jurassic World 2:  The Hate U Give:  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:

  • What Anime to Watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

    20/12/2018 Duração: 56min

    Looking for some Anime to watch over the festive break? Probably. Maybe you're curious about what to watch if you haven't seen any Anime in a long, long time?  Fear not, Karan and Kushal talk about some of the Anime available on Netflix and Amazon (correct as of December 2018). Reference:  Full Metal Alchemist: Naruto: Elfen Lied: Attack on Titan: Iron Man: Rise of Technovore: Blame!: Ajin: Final Fantasy: Kingsglaive: Samurai Champloo: Cowboy Bebop: One Punch Man:

  • Black Female Icons in THUG, Widows, Titans, Dear White People

    13/11/2018 Duração: 54min

    In episode 61 of the podcast, Kushal and Karan talk about the recent and latest addition to the zeitgeist of today, The Hate U Give and the black female icons that are represented in this as well as Widows, Titans, and Dear White People.    References: The Hate U Give:  Widows:  The Haunting of Hill House: One shot episode:  Castlevania: Pacific Rim, Altered Carbon anime: Daredevil: Titans: Arkham Asylum/City/Knight (video games): Teen Titans (2003):  Dear White People:

  • Redgrave vs Movieville, Predator, Venom, & BLACK-k-KLANSMAN!

    31/10/2018 Duração: 01h13min

    in this episode of the Movieville podcast, Kushal and Karan talk about Blackkklansman, Venom, Predator, Clone Wars, and much more.    References:  Equalizer: End of Watch: Extinction: Michelle Williams name confusion: Blackkklansman: Spike Lee: She's Gotta Have it: Venom: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Gotham: Iron Fist: Luke Cage: Jack Ryan:

  • Why Most Video-Game Based Movies are Crap and How to Fix Them

    10/09/2018 Duração: 01h07min

    In this episode, Kushal and Karan talk about the ever-present issue of movies based on video games. We'll discuss why exactly they don't work, films that have come close and how they can be changed.    Tomb Raider: Rampage: Star Wars: Force Unleashed:  Resident Evil:  Dead Space:  First Word Podcast:  Edge of Tomorrow: Assassin's Creed:  Warcraft: Hitman: Agent 47: Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li: Final Fa

  • Passing Legs and Men Problems Plus Jurassic World and Queer Eye

    30/07/2018 Duração: 51min

    This episode, Kushal and Karan discuss James Gunn's departure from the Guardians of The Galaxy series, the problem with The Incredibles 2, Jurassic Worls: Fallen Kingdom, Queer Eye, Preacher, and much more.  Cloak and Dagger: Preacher: Goliath: James Gunn:  Ambien: Glass:  Unbreakable:  Split:  New Legends of Monkey: Cobra Kai: Queer Eye: One Day at a Time: Godzilla (Netflix):

  • Slurping, Munching, Westworld S2, Deadpool 2, Solo, and… Roseanne. SegUE!!

    17/07/2018 Duração: 54min

    This episode, Kushal and Karan discuss some of the deeper points around Westworld, why Altered Carbon being renewed is good for the world and a rather hefty chunk of conversation around Solo, the new addition to the Star Wars universe.    References:  Guardian's Westworld piece: Roseanne racist tweet: Roseanne cancellation: XX (film): Fleabag: Lando Calrissian: Solo: Teräs Käsi: Deadpool 2: Colossus:

  • Finite Misunderstanding, Thanos Love, and Marvel Master Plan

    21/06/2018 Duração: 01h15min

    This episode, Karan and Kushal talk about the eagerly-awaited instalment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War. We'll talk a bit about the characters and how they've been developed over time and so much more, goddammit.  References:    Batman: Bad Blood: Karan's article on Infinity War: Shadow King: Cloak and Dagger: Batman vs Superman: Ultimate Edition: Into the Badlands: Benedict Cumberbatch equal pay:  Star Trek: Discovery: Ms. Marvel: Unreal: 

  • A Pacifically Quiet Player One Place Ready Rim

    06/05/2018 Duração: 48min

    This month, Kushal and Karan talk about some of the important issues clouding society today as well as film stuff, obviously. We also discuss recent releases like Pacific Rim: Uprising, Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, A Quiet Place and shows like Black Lightning and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.    References: - The Darkest Minds - Avengers: Infinity War - Black Panther - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - Star Wars: Rebels - Jessica Jones - Black-Ish - Timeless - The Crossing - Troy: Fall of a City

  • It's About Wakanda, Stupid

    19/03/2018 Duração: 01h21min

    This episode, Karan and Kushal finally talk about Black Panther, the 90th Academy Awards, the Shape of Water, The Good Place, Altered Carbon and more.    References:  Fritz: Haber:,   - Syria Documentaries:  - Cries from Syria:  - The White Helmets:  - Last Men in Aleppo:  - Hell on Earth: The FOS and ROI:  - Born in Syria:  - Salaam Neighbour:  - I Want to Live:   The Handmaid's Tale: The Good Place: Altered C

  • Black Lightning, Altered Carbon, and Coco

    22/02/2018 Duração: 01h07min

    Warning: Contains spoilers for Clone Wars Season 3, and The Cloverfield Paradox. And Coco. Kind of.    This episode, Karan and Kushal talk about Coco, Black Lightning, Altered Carbon, a bunch of trailers and teasers that landed and also express their delight and excitement for the now released Black Panther.    Resources:  Venom: Solo: A Star Wars Story: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: Westworld: Jessica Jones: Ready Player One: I Feel Pretty: Twitter discussion on I Feel Pretty: How Far Can The Rock Jump:  Black Lightning:

  • Great Big Golden Globes

    23/01/2018 Duração: 01h03min

    This month, Karan and Kushal discuss Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Big Sick, Lady Bird and more.  The Aziz Ansari case is also discussed and how it is surrounded by controversy after being coupled with the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements.  Note I: "Jumanji" is a reference to "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" not "Jumanji Jumanji", the song by Jack Black (   Note II: Kumail Nanjiani's tweets were sent before the Golden Globes, not during - Ashleigh Banfield's Open Letter to Aziz Ansari's Accuser - Cocktail - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - Jake Kasdan - Lawrence Kasdan - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

  • The Penultimate Jedi

    24/12/2017 Duração: 01h09min

    This episode, we discuss Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. [CAUTION: SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE] If you haven't seen The Last Jedi yet and you don't particularly want to hear any spoilers, it's best you avoid this episode of the podcast. Otherwise, ENJOY! We hope you enjoy your festive breaks and have a safe and happy new year.  Quick edit: We mention Justin Hartley playing Green Lantern/Oliver Queen on Smallville but we were obviously referring to him playing Green Arrow/Oliver Queen. Kushal's age is clearly catching up with him.  References: - NME Star Wars questions - Vibro-Ax - Episode IX - Dan Fogelman - Boy With the Topknot

  • Why Justice League isn't Completely Rubbish

    28/11/2017 Duração: 01h26min

    We've hit the big 5-0, folks! This episode, we talk Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars, Lore, Murder on the Orient Express, Henry Cavill's moustache and of course, Justice League and how it fares against its other DCEU counterparts.  As always, thanks for listening these last 50 episodes and trying to understand what Kushal and I discuss.    References: - Kodi Boxes - Jane McGonigal - Anthony Rapp - Taika Waititi TED Talk - Rampage game - Rampage trailer - Legion - Justice League - Henry Cavill moustache - Thor: Ragnarok http://www.

  • One Away From Fifty (Twenty One)

    15/11/2017 Duração: 01h32min

    In episode 49, we ease the tone a little and shoot the shit as we always do. We cover the Weinstein assaults and various others, coffee, alcohol, and what we've been up to lately.    References: - Harry Knowles sexual assault - Justice League - Star Wars: The Last Jedi Batman Ninja - The Expanse - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Star Trek: Discovery - Tin Star - Good Place - The Walking Dead - Ri

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