I’ve waited forever to do this, but after some encouragement from some pals, I finally decided it was time for a Lyles Movie Files Podcast. My goal is to just go more in depth with some of the content I’m writing about over conversations with my boys — Lonnie ‘The Chief,’ Melvin ‘Gunner,’ Jayce and Jovon King. Eventually, I hope to expand this aspect of the LMF empire further so pardon the mess while I build this bad boy up. Enjoy the shows.
Ep. 36 – 2018 Summer Movie Preview, Trashy Star Wars ‘fans’
Summer movie season is upon us so for Episode 36, we break down all of the summer films. OK, not all of them. Just the ones on our most excited list like Sorry to Bother You, Crazy Rich Asians and The Incredibles 2.
And then on the flip side we talk about those summer films that have left us completely cold with absolutely no interest in checking them out in theaters. You know the ones. Some of them are probably on your list too.
Ep. 35 – Why Solo flopped, Drake/Pusha T thoughts, Walking Dead changes
Breaking down why Solo failed to make much an impact at the box office. Was it simply because of no lightsabers?
Looking back at Star Wars lore, we manage to win over Jovan who has a new appreciation for the prequels and Hayden Christensen in particular. What happened?
Also, we give our 80 cents on the Drake/Pusha T beef. Is it good for rap or a pointless waste of time?
We talk about Jamie Foxx’s casting in the new Spawn film by Blumhouse and if that has us excited, Andrew Lincoln stepping down from Walking Dead and hot takes on the latest Roseanne controversy.
Ep. 34 – Arrowverse Grades, You Might Be Watching an Arrowverse Show if…
After 300+ episodes there’s enough to know what unique traits occur in Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning. The guys join me in playing a special game of calling out those Arrowverse cliches. You’ll be surprised at how long we can keep this bad boy going.
The Arrowverse gets graded. Find out which show passed with honors and which ones came close to failing. Check out the season finale recaps of The Flash, Arrow and latest updates of Legends of Tomorrow.
Ep. 33 – Interview with Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo of Solo: A Star Wars Story
For Episode 33, we’ve got a special interview with Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Joonas breaks down his creative process, what the role of Chewie means to him, what valuable advice Harrison Ford gave him and even his favorite Star Wars movie in the saga.
Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to check out my review of Solo on the main page.
Ep. 32 – TV Shows to Renew/Cancel, Biopics
For Episode 32, we’re breaking down the shows that were renewed and what got cancelled. Putting on our imaginary TV studio head hat, we decide which ones that got renewed should have been put out of misery while breaking down which ones that got cancelled probably deserved a stay of execution.
It’s all here in Episode 32. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes.
Ep. 31 – Upgrade director Leigh Whannell
Upgrade director Leigh Whannell, the co-creator of Saw and Insidious, speaks with Lyles Movie Files to discuss the thought process of his new film, what lessons he gained from horror films that educated this sci-fi thriller, his previous stint as a film critic and more.
Lyles Movie Files held a giveaway for a May 16 screening of Upgrade. Did you catch it? If so, drop a comment and let me know what you thought. Missed that giveaway? There’s still time to get passes for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Hope you enjoy the interview and check out Upgrade on June 1.
Ep. 30 – 3 Ways to Fix the CW Arrowverse and Favorite 80s/90s Cartoons
It’s Episode 30 and the crew is being joined by my cousin, Duane Brickhouse, to talk about three ways to improve the Arrowverse. What silly go to plot devices need to get ditched? Why so many experts on everything and more? We help ‘save’ the Arrowverse.
Also, we continue our fun talking about our favorite 80s and 90s cartoon shows. Which ones do you remember and which ones do you need to watch for the first time on Netflix and YouTube? We’ve got you covered. Plus, the TV dummy of the week and more.
Ep. 29 – 80s Cartoons That Deserve Movies, Flash and Supergirl recaps
With so many popular options taken, we decided to play Hollywood producer and pitch our favorite cartoons that we want to see become blockbuster films. Some of our picks will definitely shock you and test your knowledge of old school great cartoons.
Also, Chief has a ton of issues with the latest happenings in Supergirl as Jovon finally catches up after a long marathon session. Check out their gripes and problems with Supergirl that extend well beyond her new cape trick.
And as usual, we go off the rails discussing a few topics so tune in and check out all the craziness.
Ep. 28 – Avengers Infinity War Review (spoiler-free) and Interview with Brian Cronin
Avengers: Infinity War is here! Jayce and I break down a non-spoiler review of the film and talk about the proper viewing order to be completely ready for Marvel’s biggest masterpiece.
Once again, we try to predict the box office haul and how much it could bring in opening weekend.
Ben Cronin, author of 100 Things X-Men Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, drops by to talk about the book, his favorite underappreciated character and some of his top creative teams. You can order the book here.
Ep. 27 – Top 5 Marvel Movies, Walking Dead Finale, Shark Jumping Off Films/TV
It’s a super sized edition of Episode 27, we count down to Avengers: Infinity War with our Top 5 Marvel Studios films, which film made every list? OK, maybe it’s not that big a surprise since it’s still in theaters.
With Walking Dead and Black Lightning wrapping their seasons, we break down how successful they were and what we’re looking forward to from them in the fall. Supergirl is back. Did it come back soaring? What about Flash and Arrow? We break them down too.
Also, we look at that moment we couldn’t get stick with a movie franchise or TV show any longer. It’s the shark jumping moment. Some of our choices might surprise you.
Ep. 26 – Sequels That Arrived Too Late & Characters You Used to Hate/Love
For Episode 26, we break down films that waited too long to crank out its new sequel. See if any of your favorite long delayed sequels made the cut and why the window maybe closed to make that latest installment work.
Also we talk about TV characters who we started off hating and eventually came to love and the flip side with characters we used to love and now completely hate.
The Flash is back and we explore why Ralph has been the biggest stretch to make a worthwhile character and is dragging down Season 4. Also, we break down some questionable Saviors’ decision on The Walking Dead.
Ep. 25 – Biggest Movie Shocks, What is Avengers 4 spoiler and Fast & Furious drama
For our silver anniversary show, we’re talking about what could possibly be the big spoiler with Avengers 4 and we tie that in to movies that completely swerved us with terrific twists.
Then we break down more of the Rock/Vin Diesel beef and how it could impact the Fast and Furious franchise and why we think they need to get over it.
Finally, we break down The Walking Dead, Black Lightning’s breakthrough and the latest round of foolishness on Arrow. Plus, we name a new Dumbest TV Character of the Week.
Ep. 24 – Why Haven’t We Bought Last Jedi Yet?
For Episode 24, I try to figure out why I haven’t been motivated to pick up Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Blu-Ray yet and the guys do a terrible job of convincing me to get it. Chief compares one big moment to his utter disappointment in watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.
We talk about the delays for X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants to 2019 and if it will change our expectations and excitement about it at all. What’s this have to do with rotten meat. Don’t miss this crazy analogy. Plus, some new cast reveals for Captain Marvel have us very excited.
What do we think about Wonder Woman 2’s new cast announcement? All that plus our thoughts on The Walking Dead and our locks for the TV Idiot of the Week.
Episode 23 – TV Shows to Watch List, Band Break Ups to Make Up
In Episode 23 of Lyles Movie Files Podcast, we’re breaking down what TV shows are on our watch list. Those are the shows we know we should have watched a long time ago, but keep faking on checking out.
Also, we break down why Trish was so messy on Jessica Jones Season 2, our excitement over the new Avengers: Infinity War trailer and our Walking Dead breakdown.
Finally, in the wake of the Fifth Harmony hiatus announcement, we look at some of our favorite musical groups that broke up and had successful solo careers only to come back together in the end.
Episode 22 – Defending Your Guilty Pleasure Movie
For Episode 22, we have our first round of Defend Your Guilty Pleasure Movie.
Gunner, Chief, Jayce, Jovon and I present one movie to the court and we try to defend it even though deep down we all can agree there are some major trash elements to it.
So order in the court as we prepare to defend our guilty pleasure movie!
Episode 21 – Jessica Jones Season 2, Tomb Raider, Toys R Us Farewell
In Episode 21, we break down Jessica Jones Season 2 and the seeming lack of buzz for the latest Marvel Netflix show. Has the thrill gone?
Also, we take a look at Tomb Raider and our excitement level for the latest reboot of the popular game series. Was it really needed and how many of the guys are excited about checking it out.
We break down our thoughts on Black Lightning and The Walking Dead and the worst character right now on The Flash.
Plus, I give a special tribute to my favorite store the soon to be departed Toys R Us.
Episode 20 – Oscar 2018 Reaction, Walking Dead Mass Murder
For Episode 20, we break down the 2018 Oscars — we break down the complete lack of surprises and if we think Black Panther will be a dominant contender next year.
Also, we make the case if Jennifer Lawrence is still a big box office star after the underwhelming performance of Red Sparrow. We also talk Walking Dead and the greatest mass murder in the history of the series and appoint a new TV Idiot of the Week.
Episode 19 – Is Walking Dead back? Wonder Woman 2 Casting, Terrible Audiences and Tacky Tarantino
The episode so big we needed to make it two episodes! For Part 1, we talk Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2 and Chief explains his problem with the sequel. We also collectively agree Quentin Tarantino’s latest Charles Manson movie is full of problems including a ton of tackiness. From there we talk about why modern audiences are so terrible to watch movies with in 2018.
Plus, how big can Black Panther go in its run and our low level of optimism about the latest on the Men in Black reboot potentially starring Chris Hemsworth.
And we have a massive blowup over The Walking Dead and it’s return. It’s all here in Part 1. And stay tuned for news on upcoming free movie screenings.
Episode 18 – Black Panther review, Olympics and Fergie
We’ve hyped it up for months and now it’s time to talk Black Panther with our spoiler-hats on as we break down Marvel Studios’ latest mega-blockbuster. We debate if Killmonger really was a villain and how this success could relate to Captain Marvel.
Also, we discuss the Olympics and Jovon’s take on ‘Ski-Gun’ and why Gunner is already set for the 2020 Summer Games. Then we try to make sense of Fergie’s lack of friends for letting her do that take on the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.
Check out the full Black Panther review and get free tickets to see Death Wish on lylesmoviefiles.com
Episode 17 – Franchise Fatigue, Predicting the Black Panther box office
When should franchises tap out? We break that down in Ep. 17 as well as our predictions for Black Panther’s box office opening weekend.
We also introduce a new segment — the Dumb TV character of the week and we’ve got a slew to choose from this week looking back on Arrow, Supergirl and even Celebrity Big Brother. It’s all here this week as well as more info on how to get advanced free tickets for Annihilation.
Episode 16 – Black Panther’s Executive Producer Nate Moore and Costumer Ruth Carter
What’s it like trying to maintain the quality of the Marvel Studios empire, come up with a sensible and practical attire for the Dora Milaje and the trouble with finding hundreds of black stunt people?
Find out in this interview with Black Panther Executive Producer Nate Moore of Marvel Studios and Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter (Malcolm X, Serenity, Selma and so much more). Black Panther fever is spreading so check out this insightful look at some of the challenges from behind the scenes on this special episode of Lyles Movie Files.
Episode 15 – Lupita on Black Panther, Solo trailer, Video Game Movies
Moving on to Episode 15 of Lyles Movie Files. I finally got to use a brief clip of my Queen of Katwe interview with Lupita Nyong’o as she prepared to take on the role of Nakia in the highly anticipated Black Panther. Find out what she was most looking forward to in this brief segment.
Also, we break down the Solo trailers and see if it finally won us over. Finally, we explore video game movies. Which ones have been good, which series deserve video game movies and why Hollywood struggles to get that right.
And get some news on how to win passes for Black Panther, Game Night and Annihilation!
Episode 14 – Who Seriously Thinks Black Lightning is Anti-White?
We try to make sense of the nonsensical as we discuss the clueless sentiment that Black Lightning is somehow anti-white simply for its positive portrayal of black lives. Also, we’re rolling on the Black Panther hype train talking about the world premiere and why this movie is so significant.
We break down what’s gone wrong lately with Supergirl and The Flash and why Arrow has successfully managed to get on the right track since the mid-season break. All this and I try and convince the guys to give Celebrity Big Brother a shot and fail miserably.
Episode 13 – WWE Royal Rumble 2018 preview
For Ep. 13, I’m joined by my longtime friend Kevin Montague as we preview WWE Royal Rumble 2018. Who do we want to see emerge from the men’s and historic first time women’s Royal Rumble? And who do we really expect to stand tall and point at the big Wrestlemania sign by the time the event is done?
Also, we take a look at RAW 25 and why it failed to meet viewer’s expectations. How could WWE have made it more memorable and why did they choose to play it safe? Our thoughts on that and which old school star impressed us enough to think they should be back in the WWE today.
Episode 12: Who Cares About Oscar Nominations and Great & Awful Sequels
The 2018 Oscars nominations were revealed this week. Prepare to be shocked by how many of the contenders the guys have seen…or even want to see despite their high acclaim. Chief shares why he could care less about the Oscars or the BET Awards.
We break down the CW’s wacky week from Supergirl’s Y Chromosome problems, The Flash hanging with Goldberg while Killer Frost and Cisco suddenly became inept heroes, a spark of hope with Arrow’s return and why Black Lightning may already be the CW’s best superhero show.
Then the gang breaks down sequels that tarnished the good name of the original and those that made us appreciate the original even more. It’s a packed show. Grab your headphones and get ready for another crazy ride!
Episode 11: Black Lightning Reaction and 2017 Superlatives
The CW shows are back for 2018. We break down the return of The Flash, the disappointing arrival of the Legion of Super-Heroes on Supergirl and see if we were shocked over how much we liked Black Lightning.
We also share our 2017 superlatives, why some dude needed to make an all-male version of The Last Jedi and our can’t miss picks for the winners of the AFC and NFC Championship games.
Had a blast putting this one together and hope you dig it too.
Episode 10: Scott Snyder dishes on Batman and The Signal
Legendary Batman writer Scott Snyder drops by to talk about Batman and The Signal and why Duke Thomas is the hero Gotham needs right now. Hear what the mastermind behind All-Star Batman, Court of Owls and Dark Nights Metal envisions for one of the more popular new characters in the DC Universe and what readers can do to ensure The Signal continues to light the way beyond 2018.
Also, JKing joins Jayce and me to discuss the big news in Hollywood from Jodie Foster’s comic book movie diss, Marvel’s minority problem on the comics and movie front, new casting announcements, our three most and least anticipated films for 2018 not including Avengers and Black Panther and we provide Hollywood with some New Year’s Resolutions. Time to ring in 2018 and check out the brand new Lyles Movie Files theme song.
As always, get the daily news and buzz as well as the latest movie reviews on Insidious: The Last Key and Molly’s Game at lylesmoviefiles.com.
Episode 9: Why The Last Jedi Failed and Top 5 Films of 2017
The gang is back to break down our thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Where did we think it really worked and what scenes left Chief calling it garbage?
In advance to my Top 15 Films of 2017, Chief, Gunner and Jayce offer their Top 5 films of the year. Which surprising film missed the cut and what one film did everyone agree on?
And what are we thinking about the rumors of Ben Affleck potentially returning to the role of Batman? Check out all the discussion on Episode 9 of Lyles Movie Files.
Episode 8: The Disney/Fox deal is a reality!
For this episode, Chief and I discuss the major impact of Disney acquiring the Fox movie characters for the Marvel Cinematic Universe; question why Warner Bros. can’t find success with DC films and a wrap up of the first half The Walking Dead’s eighth season.
Episode 7: Crisis on Earth-X review
For Episode 7, the whole Lyles Movie Files podcast crew is here to share our excitement about the Avengers: Infinity War trailer and complain about Blonde Widow.
Then we discuss the massive four episode Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Earth-X.
Chief is up in his feelings about the questionable animal deaths in The Walking Dead as he ponders how the slow moving walkers could possibly catch a dear. It’s a big show and don’t forget to check out lylesmoviefiles.com daily for screenings and Blu-Ray giveaways.
Episode 6: Ranting about Justice League and The Punisher
Just in time for a long ride for Thanksgiving dinner or to wait in line for Black Friday.
We’re as ticked off as Superman when he gets rudely woken up with the feedback and critical response to Justice League. Gunner and Jayce join me to discuss two of the would-be major events for November. And what do we think about James Franco in talks to be The Multiple Man? Find out on another fun-filled and heated episode of Lyles Movie Files.
Episode 5: So excited about Disney/Fox talks!
On Episode 5 of Lyles Movie Files, we talk about all the possibilities of Disney buying out Fox, the latest scandal with Kevin Spacey and our thoughts on if Thor: Ragnarok’s success is going to hurt Justice League’s box office chances.
Episode 4: A return to Supergirl? Walking Dead wish list
We’re incredibly hyped after seeing the new Black Panther trailer and we break down the return of Arrow, what we want to see from The Walking Dead’s new season and why it might be time to fly back into Supergirl. All this and we try and break down the biggest question of the week: What’s up with Kid Flash’s hair??
Episode 3: Chadwick Boseman & Reginald Hudlin on Marshall
In Episode 3, we break down It and Happy Death Day in theaters and the return of The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. Then Chadwick Boseman and Reginald Hudlin talk about their new film Marshall, which looks at an important case for Thurgood Marshall. Check out the episode and catch in on all the daily updates on lylesmoviefiles.com.
Episode 2: Fast and Furious drama, Julian Lytle talks Inktober project
Chief and Jayce join Lyles Movie Files to discuss all the Fast & Furious 9 drama, a general feeling of meh over Inhumans, any excitement over a Gambit movie and hopes for the next Justice League trailer. Also, artist extraordinaire Julian Lytle is here to talk about his Inktober project and his booth at New York Comic Con 2017.
Episode 1: You’re now listening to Lyles Movie Files
Lyles Movie Files finally gets a podcast. Chief, Gunner and Jayce join Jeffrey Lyles to break down the Game of Thrones season finale and determine which Lannister sibling made the worst call, the point of a fire breathing ice dragon and what’s in store for Season 8.
Then, we break down DC and Warner Brothers’ vision for Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn and why we still need a better film take on Mr. Freeze.
And then we wrap up with why none of us might be checking out Fear the Walking Dead and Supergirl’s upcoming seasons.
Pardon the mess, this show is still a work in progress, but see this bad boy get built up from the ground floor.