The MCP (The Motion/Captured Podcast)
By Drew McWeeny
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Drew McWeeny, the film editor for HitFix.com and screenwriter of "Cigarette Burns" and "Pro-Life," hosts this weekly podcast about film, DVD, the festival circuit, and whatever else seems crucial in pop culture. With special guests and movie nerd games each week, THE MCP is movie talk for people who genuinely love entertainment.
||Edgar Wright joins the podcast to talk 'World's End' with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg||Also Colin Geddes looks back at 25 years of Midnight Madness||8/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||The latest MCP features Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach, and legendary producer Walter Mirisch||Even technical issues can't ruin how good a line-up that is||6/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||A new MCP takes on Lawrence Kasdan, Drafthouse Films, and Carpenter and Russell||Why do I want to change the title of the podcast again?||4/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Motion/Captured Podcast goes in-depth on 'Star Wars' and 'Django Unchained'||Plus we talk to Famke Janssen about being typecast and playing bad||2/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Albert Brooks joins us to talk about 'This Is 40' on the final podcast of 2012||We also dig deep on 'Star Wars,' 'The Hobbit,' and Christmas controversies||12/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Exclusive - Drafthouse Films begins their Oscar hunt for 'Miami Connection'||We have a peek at the ad they're using to help chase down a Best Original Song award||10/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: A special Toronto podcast with Christopher Mintz-Plasse and the team behind 'Hellbenders'||A candid conversation with Clancy Brown was a festival highlight||9/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: 'Number 21' takes a swing at Kevin Costner and 'Field Of Dreams'||'Number 21' is an ongoing look at the films that are essential to the well-rounded film geek, hosted by Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan, and may be a thinly veiled excuse to talk about everything and anything. This week's title is 'Field Of Dreams'.||9/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Our new podcast, 'Number 21' kicks off with a look at the Chevy Chase classic 'Fletch'||What's the new podcast all about? Our first episode should make that clear||8/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||'Hick' director Derick Martini joins us for the final 'Motion/Captured Podcast'||A frank conversation about the disconnect between critics and audiences is featured this week||8/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||The MCP: Don Winslow guests on an Oliver Stone-themed podcast||Tom Cruise and Andy Griffith are also discussed in this free-wheeling conversation||7/11/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: James Gunn joins the podcast to discuss 'Lollipop Chainsaw'||Plus the single worst Ray Bradbury tribute you'll ever hear||6/9/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Ben Wheatley discusses 'Sightseers' in Cannes edition of the podcast||One of two podcasts for this weekend, this one with the director of 'Kill List'||6/8/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The MCP starts Year 3 with Movie God, Darren Bousman, and movie Moms||It's hard to believe, but we're actually back on the air||5/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: 'The Buffy Project' tackles season two as the show grows up||FEARnet critic Scott Weinberg returns for round two||5/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: 'The Buffy Project' kicks off a special eight-part podcast series||We join FEARnet critic Scott Weinberg for a look at Whedon's seminal work||4/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Edgar Wright on New Beverly programming and the death of 35MM||Plus the Movie God that finally broke Drew||12/12/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Guy Ritchie talks about building a better Moriarty||Plus call-in games and a conversation about the death of 35MM film||12/12/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Bret McKenzie discusses songwriting for 'The Muppets'||Plus Scott loves Jonah Hill and we play some more Movie God||12/12/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: George Miller and Evan Glodell join us for a special Motion/Captured Podcast||The director of 'Road Warrior' and the filmmaker behind 'Bellflower' on one podcast?||11/16/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: A special all-'Star Wars' edition of the Motion/Captured Podcast||Oh, okay, we digress a little, so it's 'Star Wars' and 'Bellflower'||11/10/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Robert Davi and Bruce Robinson join us for a very special Motion Captured Podcast||You'll hear Davi sing and play Movie God! and Robinson in an in-depth interview||10/28/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Drew and Scott discuss Lucky McKee's 'The Woman' on this week's MCP||Plus a call-in round of 'Remake This' from the Occupy Nashville scene||10/28/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The directors of 'Paranormal Activity 3' join the podcast from Austin||Plus 'Human Centipede 2,' Fantastic Fest wrap-up, and more calls from you||10/5/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The MCP continues Toronto with Gus Van Sant, Paul Williams, and the Duplass brothers||Plus our first call-in segment playing Movie God and Remake This! with you||9/20/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The MCP interviews Bobcat Goldthwait, Eduardo Sanchez, and 'Livid' filmmakers from Toronto||This week's podcast is stuffed with Midnight Madness discussion||9/20/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Motion/Captured Podcast: 'Star Wars' on Blu-ray - The Pre-Game Show||The first of of a several-part podcast series in September about the 'Star Wars' Blu-ray release||9/7/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Motion/Captured Podcast: Movie God, a new game, and a fear of overhype||Is it possible to give a movie too much love?||9/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Motion/Captured Podcast: D23, The Death Of Story, and a fistful of home video reviews||We've got a rundown of this week's new films for you, as well||8/25/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The Motion/Captured Podcast with 'Raymond' creator Phil Rosenthal||Plus the return of Movie God and this week's new releases||8/16/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Motion/Captured Podcast with guest Vic Armstrong, stunt double to Indy, Bond, and Superman||A great conversation that goes from 'You Only Live Twice' to 'The Amazing Spider-Man'||6/17/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: David Arquette joins the podcast to discuss Dewey's return to 'Scream 4'||We discuss the legacy of 'Scream' along with this week's new DVD and theatrical releases||4/14/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Director of killer tire movie 'Rubber' visits the podcast... for no reason||Plus is this the best weekend of movies so far this year?||4/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The Motion/Captured Podcast with James Gunn and Rainn Wilson from 'Super'||A round of Movie God with our guests gets very, very interesting||3/29/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Emily Blunt discusses Dick, Damon, 'Adjustment Bureau' on The M/C Podcast||We play a Dick-centric round of Movie God and talk Tarantino and Malick||3/4/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Oscar nominee David O. Russell talks 'Fighter,' and 'Uncharted' on this week's M/C Podcast||Plus 'Enter The Void,' Zack Snyder and bad buzz, and this week in home video||2/19/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The Motion/Captured Podcast kicks off season two with special guest Michel Gondry||The return of Movie God, some new segments, and our first filmmaker guest of the year||1/13/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The MCP takes a close look at Netflix Watch Instantly||Can an online library replace physical media completely?||12/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The MCP says a special goodbye to Blake Edwards||A full hour of unapologetic comedy fandom as we bid this legend farewell||12/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Pre-NAT edition of the Motion/Captured Podcast||Plus a look at what's new onscreen and on video in December||12/7/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Morning Read: Has Fox declared war on online script trading?||Plus the latest Motion/Captured Podcast is a tasty Thanksgiving leftover||12/1/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Paul Haggis discusses Russell Crowe and 'The Next Three Days' on this week's podcast||Plus Movie God with Scott Swan and a rundown on recent DVD and Blu-ray releases||11/16/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The MCP sits down with Chris Morris to discuss the incendiary 'Four Lions'||Plus special guest Devin Faraci talks about being a badass and plays some Movie God||10/27/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: A special podcast tribute to John Carpenter with guest Scott Weinberg||We're joined by the FEARNet Film Critic to discuss the career of one of horror's greats||10/26/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The MCP returns with Steve-O interview and 'The Hobbit,' this week's DVDs, and more||Special guest Scott Swan stops by for a round of Movie God||10/23/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The Motion/Captured Podcast #6||Special guest Scott Swan discusses 'Shrek Forever After,' Costner's 'New Daughter,' Film Nerd 2.0 and more||5/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The Motion/Captured Podcast #5||Special guest Matthew Robinson discusses 'Iron Man 2,' 'Robin Hood,' 'The Puffy Chair,' and more||5/10/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The Motion/Captured Podcast #4||Special guest Scott Swan discusses 'Human Centipede,' 'A Nightmare On Elm Street,' Roger Ebert on 3D, 'Armageddon' on Blu-ray and more||5/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The Motion/Captured Podcast #3||Special guest Scott Swan discusses 'Star Wars' on Blu-ray, 'The Losers,' and plays a new weekly game||4/23/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The Motion/Captured Podcast # 2||Special guest James Rocchi debates 'Kick-Ass' and 'The Losers' and discusses life on the festival circuit||4/17/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: The Motion/Captured Podcast - Premiere Episode||HitFix Film Editor Drew McWeeny hosts his first podcast||4/8/10||Free||View In iTunes|
Motion Captured Podtastic!
Just listened to the special Star Wars podcast between Drew and Scott. I know this is going to sound weird, but I savored it like a fine wine. I listened to bits of it over the course of a few days.
Drew has done outstanding work since AICN and now at Hitfix. This really give you insight into how much he truly enjoys what he does. I'm really glad my first experience was listening to two old friends geek out about all things Star Wars and riffing on movies. Bellflower and Evan Glodell are now on my radar.
Now I have to put ALL these podcasts into my queue!
Thanks and keep up the great work!
-Troy C. Oleck
A Great Balance
This movie podcast has a point of view and a sense of humor, but it is grounded in its hosts' real-world experience as screenwriters. Like Drew McWeeny's column, it balances informative, insightful discussion with wit and irreverence. Unlike a lot of "entertainment" programs, it avoids Hollywood politics and tabloid rumors. McWeeny and Swan bring a younger perspective than someone like Roger Ebert, making them especially (but not exclusively) suited to film fans who grew up on the blockbusters of the late seventies and early eighties. Not exactly slick production values, but quite listenable.
This is a great podcast. Very informative and entertaining. Perfect for any who likes film and likes to laugh