Late to the Movies

A podcast about the movies you really should have seen by now

About the show

Every week on Late to the Movies, Ben Holt and a revolving cast of friends and co-conspirators talk about a movie that one of them hadn't seen before, and really should have by now.

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  • Josie and the Pussycats

    May 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 28 mins
    alan cumming, archie comics, ben holt, deborah kaplan, film, gabriel mann, harry elfont, josie and the pussycats, late to the movies, missi pyle, movie, music, music movies, parker posey, paulo costanzo, rachael leigh cook, review, rosario dawson, tara reid

    Music month concludes with 2001's Josie and the Pussycats! Ben, Bree, Kay, and Sam discuss Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont's cult classic comic adaptation.

    Co-written and directed by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, and Rosario Dawson, and featuring Alan Cumming, Parker Posey, Gabriel Mann, Paulo Costanzo, and Missi Pyle.

  • Coco

    May 22nd, 2023  |  1 hr 48 mins
    ben holt, benjamin bratt, coco, disney, edward james olmos, film, gael garcía bernal, late to the movies, lee unkrich, movie, music, music movies, pixar, review

    Music Month continues with 2017's Coco! Ben, Greg, Ray, and Robbie discuss Disney & Pixar's Día de los Muertos-inspired, musical trip to the land of the dead. For kids!

    Directed by Lee Unkrich, voice cast stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía and Edward James Olmos.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    May 15th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    adam driver, ben holt, carey mulligan, cohen brothers, ethan coen, f. murray abraham, film, garrett hedlund, inside llewyn davis, joel cohen, john goodman, justin timberlake, late to the movies, movie, music, music movies, oscar isaac, review

    Music Month continues with 2013's Inside Llewyn Davis! Ben and Anthony discuss the Cohen Brothers' discursive look at the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene, featuring a breakthrough performance from Oscar Isaac.

    Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Oscar Isaac and featuring Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver.

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    May 8th, 2023  |  1 hr 38 mins
    alison pill, anna kendrick, aubrey plaza, ben holt, brandon routh, brie larson, bryan lee o'malley, chris evans, edgar wright, ellen wong, film, jason schwartzman, kieran culkin, late to the movies, mary elizabeth winstead, michael cera, movie, music, music movies, review, scott pilgrim, scott pilgrim vs the world

    Music Month continues with 2010's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Ben, Greg, Martha, Ray, and Robbie get a life, gain the power of self respect, and discuss Edgar Wright's hyper kinetic box office bomb-turned-cult classic.

    Directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and featuring Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brie Larson, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Ellen Wong, and Jason Schwartzman.

  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    May 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    ben holt, dewey cox, film, jake kasdan, jenna fischer, john c. reilly, judd apatow, kristen wiig, late to the movies, movie, music, music movies, review, tim meadows, walk hard

    Time for a new theme - it's May Music Month! This month we'll be watching movies that are NOT musicals or musical biopics but just about music or musicians. It'll make sense, I promise.

    Up first, a fake biopic: 2007's Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story! Ben, Bree, Sam, and Vaz discuss Jake Kasdan's John C. Reilly-starring satire of Oscar-baiting musician biographies. Beau is Afraid Spoilers from around 4:20 to 20:35.

    Directed by Jake Kasdan, written by Kasdan and Judd Apatow, and starring John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows and Kristen Wiig.

  • Draft Day (Re-Release!)

    April 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins
    ben holt, chadwick boseman, denis leary, draft day, film, football, frank langella, ivan reitman, jennifer garner, kevin costner, late to the movies, nfl, review, sports movies

    Why not?! It's Draft Day in real life once again, so we're re-releasing our Draft Day episode, originally aired in April 2022.

    Ben, Bree, Sam, and Vaz discuss the many quotable lines, high stakes trades, and corporate tie-ins of Ivan Reitman's final film, because we are a Cleveland Girl and We Are Football. Directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Chadwick Boseman, Denis Leary, and Frank Langella.

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    April 24th, 2023  |  1 hr 6 mins
    alien invasion, aliens, ben holt, bob balaban, close encounters, close encounters of the third kind, extraterrestrial, film, françois truffaut, late to the movies, melinda dillon, movie, review, richard dreyfuss, steven spielberg, teri garr, ufo, watch the skies

    Watch the Skies Month concludes with our last look at alien invasions and visitations - Close Encounters of the Third Kind! Ben and Anthony carve a mountain out of mashed potatoes, get a sunburn on half their faces, and have a jam session with a spaceship as they discuss Steven Spielberg's 1977 sci-fi classic.

    Written and directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut.

  • They Live

    April 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 5 mins
    alien invasion, aliens, ben holt, extraterrestrial, film, john carpenter, keith david, late to the movies, movie, review, roddy piper, they live, ufo, watch the skies

    Watch the Skies Month continues with our latest look at alien invasions - John Carpenter's They Live! Ben, Robbie, and Will wear sunglasses, run out of bubblegum, and have a six minute long fight scene while discussing the oft-parodied 1988 sci fi classic.

    Written and directed by John Carpenter and starring Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster.

  • Predator

    April 10th, 2023  |  1 hr 34 mins
    alien invasion, aliens, arnold schwarzenegger, ben holt, carl weathers, extraterrestrial, film, jesse ventura, john mctiernan, late to the movies, movie, predator, review, shane black, ufo, watch the skies

    Watch the Skies Month - our exploration of alien invasions, incursions, and visitations - continues with 1987's Predator! Ben, Bree, Sam, and Vaz head to the jungle to discuss the Schwarzenegger-starring, sci-fi/monster movie classic.

    Directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers.

  • Arrival

    April 3rd, 2023  |  1 hr 31 mins
    alien invasion, aliens, amy adams, arrival, ben holt, denis villeneuve, extraterrestrial, film, forest whitaker, jeremy renner, late to the movies, michael stuhlbarg, movie, review, tzi ma, ufo, watch the skies

    It's the first episode of a new month, so we need a new theme - April is Watch the Skies Month, where we'll talk about alien invasions, encounters, and visitations. First up is Denis Villeneuve's Arrival! Ben, Greg, and Ray talk in circles about this modern sci-fi classic.

    Directed by Denis Villeneuve, adapted by Eric Heisserer, and based on "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. Starring Amy Adams and featuring Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Tzi Ma.

  • The Fabelmans

    March 31st, 2023  |  1 hr 55 mins
    2023, academy awards, ben holt, best picture, film, gabriel labelle, judd hirsch, late to the movies, michelle williams, movie, oscars, paul dano, review, seth rogen, steven spielberg, the fabelmans, tony kushner

    Our semi-comprehensive dive into this year's Best Picture nominees at the Oscars comes to an end with The Fabelmans! Ben, Bree, Sam, and Vaz dance in the headlights, dream about punching Seth Rogen, and move to Arizona and then Northern California to discuss Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical coming of age film... and I promise the episodes will be back to normal length next month!

    Directed by Steven Spielberg, who co-wrote it with Tony Kushner. Starring Gabriel LaBelle, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, and Judd Hirsch.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    March 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 7 mins
    2023, academy awards, ben holt, best picture, ed harris, film, glen powell, jennifer connelly, jon hamm, joseph kosinski, late to the movies, maverick, miles teller, movie, oscars, review, tom cruise, top gun, val kilmer

    It's almost time to bring our month-long look at some recent Oscar Best Picture nominees in for a landing, but before we do, we're gonna talk about the movie that (maybe?) saved theaters last year - Top Gun: Maverick! Ben and Anthony take the highway to the danger zone (sorry) to discuss Joseph Kosinski's instant popcorn-classic.

    Directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer.

  • The Second Annual Laties Awards!

    March 24th, 2023  |  2 hrs 4 mins
    2023, academy awards, awards show, ben holt, best picture, everything everywhere all at once, film, late to the movies, movie, oscars, review, tar, the banshees of inisherin, the fabelmans, the laties

    At long last, THE LATIES have returned! The Oscars were merely preamble to this, the TRUE biggest night in Hollywood. Ben, Greg, Jordan, and Ray deliberate and hand out some awards to the best and brightest in 2022 movies in this action-packed, special extended episode.

    Who will take home Best Picture? Which of us will win Best Song?! What could that last question possibly mean?!? Listen now to find out!

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    March 20th, 2023  |  1 hr 40 mins
    2023, academy awards, barry keoghan, ben holt, best picture, brendan gleeson, colin farrell, film, kerry condon, late to the movies, martin mcdonagh, movie, oscars, review, the banshees of inisherin

    If you thought our semi-thorough round up of Best Picture Nominees from this year's Academy Awards was going to end once the Oscars were over... there goes that dream! Up this week - The Banshees of Inisherin! Ben, Jordan, Lindsey, and Robbie portend death, work on their music, and repeatedly ask each other to go down to the pub like to discuss Martin McDonagh's latest tragicomedy.

    Written, directed, and produced by Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, and Barry Keoghan.

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once

    March 13th, 2023  |  1 hr 27 mins
    2023, academy awards, ben holt, best picture, daniels, everything everywhere all at once, film, james hong, jamie lee curtis, ke huy quan, late to the movies, michelle yeoh, movie, oscars, review, stephanie hsu

    Did something happen last night? Oh, that's right - Daniels' Everything Everywhere All At Once became the first film EVER to win five above-the-line Oscars, and won seven overall. Let's talk about that movie!

    This episode was recorded a couple weeks ago but the sentiments remain timely: Ben, Cory, Noah, and Pat talk about one of our favorite movies of the last year, and one that may have just heralded a sea change in the film industry... sounds crazy, but get ready for A LOT of knockoffs in the coming years!

    Written and directed by Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), starring Michelle Yeoh, and featuring Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, and Jamie Lee Curtis.

  • Laties Update and Voting Results

    March 10th, 2023  |  9 mins 50 secs
    2023, academy awards, ben holt, best picture, film, late to the movies, laties, movie, oscars, review

    Ben gives an update on the 2023 Laties episode (coming next week!) and reads the results of the fan voting (you guys liked a lot of movies this year!).