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Maltin on Movies

By Nerdist Industries

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Description

Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin loves talking about movies, especially with people who share his enthusiasm, like his daughter Jessie and such notable film buffs as Alec Baldwin, Fred Willard, Doug Benson and Gilbert Gottfried, to name a few. The conversations always include recommendations of films you ought to check out, especially those unsung gems Leonard is so passionate about championing. You don't have to be a buff to enjoy the show—after all, everyone loves movies.

Customer Reviews

Leonard Maltin & a parrot

A podcast featuring the talented Leonard Maltin seems overdue in a marketplace crowded with people spouting opinions on movies. Mr Maltin’s views carry a weight to them earned through years of film study and wisdom. I was very excited to see this podcast appear on iTunes and set about listening immediately.

THE GOOD:
Leonard Maltin. His depth of knowledge is so deep and rich that it just pours out with ease. He is a natural voice whose love of talking film is evident and contagious. I’m left wanting more of him reminiscing about films and giving stellar recommendations. I want more Leonard Maltin on Maltin On Movies.

THE BAD:
Baron Vaughn. HIs ability seems limited to echoing everything Maltin says directly after he says it. And like an echo, you quickly realize there’s nothing behind it. His lack of knowledge of true film history is readily apparent, and only emphasized when trying to fake it next to a true intellectual. His attempts to be the funny partner only sidetrack conversations awkwardly. His attempts to impart knowledge are cringeworthy and hollow.

Ultimately, after 4 episodes, I decided I can’t listen to this podcast regularly unless I find a way to mute Baron Vaughn. I find myself getting irritated at his constant parroting of Maltin’s words, and it distracts from the true talent of the podcast. Unfortunate but true.

Nice Format, No Chemistry

Having a Leonard Maltin podcast fills a big hole in a world without Roger Ebert. The podcast has a nice format but Baron Vaughn has no chemistry with Maltin and doesn't add much to the conversation. Couldn't they replace Vaughn with a film critic?

Kind of Disappointing

I really enjoy Leonard and his opinions. I really dig his blog. Unfortunately this podcast just doesn’t entertain the way I was expecting it to. I don’t really see the need for a co-host other than to give the show some millennial credibility. Their banter is rather forced and someone is trying a little too hard to be glib and witty. Also, the topics are just not that interesting to me. I would prefer straight reviews of current work or some of the topics from Leonard’s blog.