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The Awesome Village

By The Village Elders

Years ago, 4 guys met while working at a movie theater and became friends. We love talking about movies, television, and all sorts of media, so we started a podcast.
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The Oscar Shuffle 2005-The Awesome Village Bonus Episode (4/27/22)

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Freeze Dried Fruit Roll-Ups-Awesome Village Episode 244 (12/6/23)

Freeze Dried Fruit Roll-Ups-Awesome Village Episode 244 (12/6/23)

It’s a full episode this week as we celebrate Ryan and tell you about the shows and movies you should watch or steer away from. This week, we’ll discuss Squid Game, Scott Pilgrim, The Crown and we’ll review The Marksman, 65 and Napoleon. All that and we crown a special Awesome Villager.
Dec 06, 202301:13:58
He Was the Gym Teacher-Awesome Village Episode 243 (11/29/23)

He Was the Gym Teacher-Awesome Village Episode 243 (11/29/23)

Back to our regularly scheduled programming, we’re running down the things you should watch or avoid this holiday season. Listen to get our recommandations on things like Loki, The Killer and The Marvels. All that, plus this week’s Awesome Vilager.
Nov 29, 202301:08:48
Christmas Time At Hallmark-Awesome Village Special Episode (11/22/23)

Christmas Time At Hallmark-Awesome Village Special Episode (11/22/23)

Hallmark gets a lot of criticism for it’s ability to churn out 712 films a holiday season. The plots must be outrageous? Well, we’ll find out as Sondra joins us with an interesting game she has made with a mix of real Hallmark movie plots and ones she has created and we have to decide which is which.
Nov 22, 202338:08
Blame It On The Rain-Awesome Village Episode 242.2 (11/15/23)

Blame It On The Rain-Awesome Village Episode 242.2 (11/15/23)

Welcome back. We hope you got to see some of the shows we discussed last week. This week we will discuss movies like 5 Nights at Freddy’s and Willy’s Wonderland. We’ll also discuss some documentaries and crown this week’s Awesome Villager.
Nov 15, 202352:10
Shiv’s Booty-Awesome Village Episode 242.1 (11/08/23)

Shiv’s Booty-Awesome Village Episode 242.1 (11/08/23)

This week’s discussion will revolve around a bunch of television. We talk about the series and season finales of a few shows like Star Trek Lower Decks and Billions and we discuss new shows like Lawman Bass Reeves and Gen V. We also take a moment to remember some actors we lost.
Nov 08, 202354:45
Scorecrazy-Awesome Village Special Episode (11/1/23)

Scorecrazy-Awesome Village Special Episode (11/1/23)

This…you should see. We go through the filmography of characters in Martin Scorsese films and pit them against each other to decide which is the most depraved.
Nov 01, 202336:14
Ryan Reynold > Jackson Mahomes-Awesome Village Episode 241 (10/23/23)

Ryan Reynold > Jackson Mahomes-Awesome Village Episode 241 (10/23/23)

Look, you made it. Welcome back to the Village. This week, we have a few things in store for you. We have to talk about the return of Kitchen Nightmares and Fraiser. We need to discuss how Glenn saw Taylor Swift in all her Eras. We need to tell you about the Spider-man of Paris and Glenn and John’s trip to Killers of the Flower Moon. All that and we crown this week’s Awesome Villager.
Oct 25, 202301:18:27
They Always Send Chase-Awesome Village Episode 240.2 (10/18/23)

They Always Send Chase-Awesome Village Episode 240.2 (10/18/23)

We’re back for a discussion about movies this week. Join us for reviews of The Meg 2, No One Will Save You and A Haunting in Venice. We also remember Michael Gambon and crown this week’s Awesome Villager.
Oct 18, 202347:04
Uncut-Awesome Village Episode 240.1 (10/11/23)

Uncut-Awesome Village Episode 240.1 (10/11/23)

It’s happened again. We’ve watched so much that we can’t fit it all into one episode. Today we’ll discuss TV including the newly premiered seasons of Loki, Gen V, Sex Education and Lupin. We’ll also discuss the show that is sweeping Ryan’s nation, Naked Attraction.
Oct 11, 202301:00:20
The Douglas Rabbithole-Awesome Village Special Episode (10/4/23)

The Douglas Rabbithole-Awesome Village Special Episode (10/4/23)

Michael Douglas joins the esteemed ranks of actors that we have calculated the win/loss record of in this episode. As an added bonus, we make an ultimate box set of his films that you should get to celebrate his career.
Oct 04, 202338:54
Peacock Can Have It-Awesome Village Episode 239 (9/27/23)

Peacock Can Have It-Awesome Village Episode 239 (9/27/23)

Today is short and sweet as we dive in to reviews for the small and large screen. Do you want to know if you should watch The Continental? We’ll damn sure tell ya. Want to know if Expendables 4 is worth your time? We’ll give you that knowledge too. So give us a listen and hit that subscribe button as you settle in for another visit to The Awesome Village.
Sep 27, 202301:05:06
Nunya-Awesome Village 238.2 (9/20/23)

Nunya-Awesome Village 238.2 (9/20/23)

We’re back. The second part continuing last week’s episode with the films we’ve seen including reviews of Sisu, The Nun II, The Equalizer 3 and many more. Sit back, relax, and subscribe if it’s your first visit.
Sep 20, 202301:17:14
Ryan vs HGTV-Awesome Village Episode 238.1 (9/13/23)

Ryan vs HGTV-Awesome Village Episode 238.1 (9/13/23)

Welcome to this week’s visit to The Village where it got so intense, we had to break it into two. This week we will discuss television like the finale of What We Do In The Shadows and the premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks. All that, plus we remember some people we lost recently.
Sep 13, 202348:49
The Monuments Men-Awesome Village Special Episode (9/6/23)

The Monuments Men-Awesome Village Special Episode (9/6/23)

We never need an excuse to talk about Star Wars but with the recent release of Ahsoka on Disney+, we’ve decided to discuss which characters would end up on our Mount Rushmore of the franchise.
Sep 06, 202344:01
Legitimate Demon-Awesome Village Episode 237 (8/30/23)

Legitimate Demon-Awesome Village Episode 237 (8/30/23)

Welcome back for another week of discussion on what is worth you time watching on the small and big screen. This week we’ll discuss the debut of Ahsoka, the final season of Billions and we’ll bring you a review of The Pope’s Exorcist. All that, plus this week’s Awesome Villager.
Aug 30, 202301:16:45
80’s Babies-Awesome Village Special Episode (8/23/23)

80’s Babies-Awesome Village Special Episode (8/23/23)

Do you have fond memories of the cartoons you watched growing up? We do too. We’ll go through a list of the ones we remember and tell you which ones we think should keep to history, have already been adapted or should be adapted.
Aug 23, 202341:49
Didn’t Get A Code-Awesome Village Episode 236 (8/16/23)

Didn’t Get A Code-Awesome Village Episode 236 (8/16/23)

Taylor Swift, if you’re reading this, Glenn needs tickets…and throw one in for Greg while you’re at it. For the rest of you, this week you get our take on a bunch of tv and movies so you can decide what to see or skip. You’ll take The Last Voyage of the Demeter. You’ll burst the Beanie Bubble. You’ll go Across The Spider-verse. So sit back, relax and enjoy.
Aug 16, 202301:21:01
The Nolan Limbo Bar-Awesome Village Episode 235.2 (8/9/23)

The Nolan Limbo Bar-Awesome Village Episode 235.2 (8/9/23)

And we’re back to continue the conversation from last week. This time, it’s movies. Get our takes on Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Oppenheimer and more.
Aug 09, 202301:02:08
Paradise Bounty-Awesome Village Episode 235.1 (8/2/23)

Paradise Bounty-Awesome Village Episode 235.1 (8/2/23)

It happened again, an episode so big that we had to split it in twain. This week, we’ll discuss television like Justified: City Primeval, Shark Week, and The Righteous Gemstones. Then, come back next week to hear about what we saw on the big screen.
Aug 02, 202301:04:08
Cinema, Stream, Skip-The Awesome Village Special Episode (7/26/23)

Cinema, Stream, Skip-The Awesome Village Special Episode (7/26/23)

Glenn invents a game where we go through the remaining releases this year and decide which ones we will see in the theater, which ones we’ll skip. So sit back, relax and smash that subscribe button.
Jul 26, 202335:34
Gravel Voice-Awesome Village Episode 234 (7/19/23)

Gravel Voice-Awesome Village Episode 234 (7/19/23)

There is a lady present as Sondra joins us and Greg returns and we run down all the things you should watch or avoid. Shiny, Happy People, Muscles & Mayhem, What We Do in the Shadows and so much more. So sit back, relax and click that subscribe button.
Jul 19, 202301:08:52
Mount RushFord - The Awesome Village Special Episode

Mount RushFord - The Awesome Village Special Episode

In this bonus episode, we decide which faces would be on the Mount Rushmore of Harrison Ford characters.
Jul 12, 202343:15
Greg is sick. Please “Bear” with us.

Greg is sick. Please “Bear” with us.

In this Greg-less episode, we discuss The Bear, Secret Invasion, Elemental, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and we say a sad farewell to the late great Alan Arkin.
Jul 05, 202357:10
Ruben or Cuban-The Awesome Village Special Episode (6/28/23)

Ruben or Cuban-The Awesome Village Special Episode (6/28/23)

The sandwich is a time honored way of devouring great ingredients between two pieces of bread. Today’s discussion is which one of those combinations stands above the rest. You don’t want to miss this epic battle for the title of greatest sandwich.
Jun 28, 202341:20
2 Flashes and an Extraction-The Awesome Village Episode 232 (6/21/22)

2 Flashes and an Extraction-The Awesome Village Episode 232 (6/21/22)

Glenn is back and we’re glad because we have a lot to discuss this week. A Flash from TV and and Flash from the big screen. A Hemsworth vehicle. Strange and, dare we say it, New Worlds and we nominate the Awesome Villager for this week.
Jun 21, 202301:26:37
The Medium Easy-Awesome Village Special Episode (6/14/23)

The Medium Easy-Awesome Village Special Episode (6/14/23)

Visiting Elder Todd Berger helps us break down the films the have represented New Orleans and we decide which one does it best.
Jun 14, 202340:05
The Todd Episode-The Awesome Village Episode 231 (6/7/23)

The Todd Episode-The Awesome Village Episode 231 (6/7/23)

Friend of the show and Hollywood treasure, Todd Berger joins us this week to sit in for Glenn. It’s going to be a lot of fun so sit back, listen and enjoy.
Jun 07, 202301:21:10
Senior Staff-Awesome Village Special Episode (5/31/23)

Senior Staff-Awesome Village Special Episode (5/31/23)

Join us for a trek among the stars and to travel thusly we need a crew to helm our ship. Join us as we do a fantasy draft for the senior staff of our starfleet ship.
May 31, 202333:25
Half John-Awesome Village Episode 230 (5/24/23)

Half John-Awesome Village Episode 230 (5/24/23)

John is here most of the episode but, as always, his presence resonates long after he leaves. We discuss all the tv and film you should spend your time watching.
May 24, 202301:37:25
Whiskey Prohibits The Proper Titling of this Episode-Awesome Village Episode 229.2-(5/17/23)

Whiskey Prohibits The Proper Titling of this Episode-Awesome Village Episode 229.2-(5/17/23)

It continues. Week two where we discuss and review the films you should like or avoid and we crown a new Awesome Villager.
May 17, 202345:24
Guess Who’s Back?-Awesome Village Episode 229 (5/10/23)

Guess Who’s Back?-Awesome Village Episode 229 (5/10/23)

Greg returns from his travels and it’s an episode so big, we need to split it into two. Join us this week for TV and return next week for our film reviews and the Awesome Villager.
May 10, 202353:08
El Pueblo Impresionante

El Pueblo Impresionante

For Cinco de Mayo, the Villagers conduct a tournament to decide our favorite Mexican/Tex Mex Cuisine.
May 03, 202326:10
From Wars to Trek to Ratburgers

From Wars to Trek to Ratburgers

The Villagers (sans Greg) discuss the season finales of The Mandalorian and Picard, the new Peacock series Mrs. Davis, and the New Orleans-based Renfield movie.
Apr 26, 202301:02:07
8 Bit is Enough-Awesome Village Special Episode (4/19/23)

8 Bit is Enough-Awesome Village Special Episode (4/19/23)

Break out your Konami codes. Get your 30 lives and get ready to talk about the 8 Bit Era.
Apr 19, 202348:39
Better Than Old-Awesome Village Episode 227 (4/12/23)

Better Than Old-Awesome Village Episode 227 (4/12/23)

It’s another visit to the Village and this week we bring you our reviews of Hello Tomorrow, Knock At The Cabin, A Man Called Otto and we also discuss the announcements from Star Wars Celebration. All that and this week’s Awesome Villager.
Apr 12, 202357:20
2012: The Year of the Artist-Awesome Village Special Episode (4/5/23)

2012: The Year of the Artist-Awesome Village Special Episode (4/5/23)

The year is 2012, Ryan has not seen the Artist but will judge it anyway and the Oscars will disagree with him. Now we sit down to tell you, at least for 8 categories, if the Academy got it right that year.
Apr 05, 202338:13
He Gives Gregs a Bad Name-Awesome Village Episode 226-(3/29/23)

He Gives Gregs a Bad Name-Awesome Village Episode 226-(3/29/23)

We’re back and it’s time to talk about things like what we thought of Ted Lasso and Yellow Jackets or our reviews of Creed 3 and John Wick 4. All that, plus this week’s Awesome Villager.
Mar 29, 202301:05:50
Puddy’s Trek Among the Stars-Awesome Village Episode 225.2 (2/22/23)

Puddy’s Trek Among the Stars-Awesome Village Episode 225.2 (2/22/23)

We’re back for the continuation of last week’s episode. This time focusing on television. We’ll talk about the end of Last of Us, the start of The Mandalorian and the middle of Picard.
Mar 22, 202359:05
The Triangle-Awesome Village Episode 225.1

The Triangle-Awesome Village Episode 225.1

The Oscars have happened and we cover everything all at once including our reviews of Women Talking, Triangle of Sadness and the Fabelman’s. Then join us next week when we cover TV.
Mar 15, 202349:04
Oyster Pirates: The Deadman’s Chest-Awesome Village Episode 224 (3/8/23)

Oyster Pirates: The Deadman’s Chest-Awesome Village Episode 224 (3/8/23)

There’s a lot to catch up on like bear’s on drugs, creepy robots, ant men, and parties in many directions. All that, plus this week’s Awesome Villager.
Mar 08, 202301:14:36
God Bless the Oyster Pirates-Awesome Village Special Episode (3/1/23)

God Bless the Oyster Pirates-Awesome Village Special Episode (3/1/23)

We welcome honorary Villager, Bruce to the show to discuss his favorite subject, Star Trek. Join us for a multifaceted conversation ending in a fun game.
Mar 01, 202301:13:23
Village Classics: Cage Match-Awesome Village Episode 168 (1/20/21)

Village Classics: Cage Match-Awesome Village Episode 168 (1/20/21)

With the craziness of Mardi Gras, we couldn’t get together and record this week. So sit back, relax and relive this classic episode from The Village Archives! **We promised and we delivered. This episode is 95.367% Nic Cage centered. We discuss the man, his background, his career. Ryan tries to pinpoint the exact moment the train that was his mind took a break from the tracks. We discuss our thoughts on a night out with Cage in New Orleans and what it would be like. We go over his filmography for a win/loss record and we build the Cage Essentials box set for your enjoyment. Enjoy the fun on this visit to the village.
Feb 22, 202301:12:48
This is Not an Arby’s-Awesome Village Episode 223

This is Not an Arby’s-Awesome Village Episode 223

We’re back to discuss the things that deserve your attention or scorn. We apply the three episode rule to Last of Us and we also bring you reviews of Emily the Criminal and Tar. All that, plus this week’s Awesome Villager.
Feb 15, 202301:00:17
Chex Mix Crumbs-Awesome Village Special Episode (2/8/23)

Chex Mix Crumbs-Awesome Village Special Episode (2/8/23)

It’s the time of year where we debate Oscar’s nominees, however, we also discuss recent announcements regarding the DC Universe.
Feb 08, 202301:10:28
Who’s Coming to Your Dinner?-The Awesome Village Episode 222.2

Who’s Coming to Your Dinner?-The Awesome Village Episode 222.2

A continuation from last week where we discuss the movies we watched and decide which ones you should spend your time on or avoid.
Feb 01, 202343:28
Fecal Analogy-Awesome Village Episode 222.1 (1/25/23)

Fecal Analogy-Awesome Village Episode 222.1 (1/25/23)

It. Happened. Again. We spent so much time catching you up on television shows that we didn’t have time for movies. So enjoy this episode and then come back next week to finish up this visit to the village.
Jan 25, 202350:41
The Rightful Heir-Awesome Village Special Episode (1/18/23)

The Rightful Heir-Awesome Village Special Episode (1/18/23)

You’ve waited all year for this, it’s time. The wait is finally over. We comb through the archives of the village and crown the Awesome Villager of the Year for 2022.
Jan 18, 202321:00
Title Undetermined-Awesome Village Episode 221 (1/11/23)

Title Undetermined-Awesome Village Episode 221 (1/11/23)

New year, new village. We’re back with some reviews after a brief hiatus. So sit back, relax and enjoy your resolution to listen to every episode.
Jan 11, 202301:11:20
The Tomatoes Rot From the Inside-Awesome Village Special Episode (12/28/22

The Tomatoes Rot From the Inside-Awesome Village Special Episode (12/28/22

Rotten Tomatoes did a bracket to decide the best movie of up and coming, young director Stephen Spielberg. Did they decide it right? You’ll find out in this episode.
Dec 28, 202227:47
No Santa, No Scrooge-Awesome Village Special Episode (12/21/22)

No Santa, No Scrooge-Awesome Village Special Episode (12/21/22)

No Santas. No Scrooges. Who is the best Christmas Character?
Dec 21, 202222:39