Lyles Movie Files Podcast

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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