April 25th, 2015
"Unlucky Summer" © Josh Nielsen 2015
April 18th, 2015
"The Show" © Josh Nielsen 2015
April 11th, 2015
"Pay Me Back" © Josh Nielsen 2015
April 4th, 2015
"Completely Clean" © Josh Nielsen 2015
March 28th, 2015
"Awake" © Josh Nielsen 2015
March 20th, 2015
Josh Nielsen - "New Fatigue" / "True Recovery" / "Homecoming"
poems © Josh Nielsen 2015
March 13th, 2015
Josh is back with a long-overdue update on Life.
September 21st, 2014
Josh and Evan decide which Best Picture Winners the Academy got wrong (and, very rarely, correct) over the last 23 years. It's an undertaking that proves exhausting, yet oddly rewarding.
Music: Titanic soundtrack, produced by James Horner
August 7th, 2014
Josh and Evan revisit their collective Boyhood with an in-depth discussion of Richard Linklater's latest (and perhaps greatest?) film, which he wrote and directed. Also: Guardians of the Galaxy, Life Itself, Bookfraud, and random miscellany!
Music: moe. - "Silver Sun"
July 8th, 2014
Five years in, and Josh and Evan are still discussing vampire movies. Find out if Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive does anything different with the genre, or it if just.. sucks. Plus, the boys discuss 22 Jump Street. One host loves it, the other is pissed. It's an episode for the (dark) ages!
Music: 311 - "Sand and Dollars" / "Boom Shanka"
June 19th, 2014
On Episode 65, Josh and Evan try out their Night Moves on some Neighbors. (These movie puns are for personal use and not intended for public consumption under any circumstances.)
Music: Phish - "Fuego" / "Waiting All Night"
April 21st, 2014
Josh and Scott discuss Under the Skin, the new film from Jonathan Glazer, starring Don't Call Me ScarJo. Next, your hosts brave Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, starring CharGa, StelSka, and Mr. I Am Not Famous Anymore.
Music: Julie Ruin - "V.G.I." / "Apt. #5"
April 4th, 2014
Josh and Scott discuss two new releases: Darren Aronofsky's Noah, starring ultimate actionman Russell Crowe; and Jason Bateman's directorial debut, Bad Words. Thanks, Creator.
Music: Josh Nielsen - "Reflection" / "Harder"
March 30th, 2014
Josh discusses the exciting release of his new album Soft Escape, as well as its origin story, and asks for your help in getting it out there. Thank you for supporting independent, original music!
Link to Soft Escape on iTunes:
March 26th, 2014
Evan Stewart checks in for a brief stay at Chez Moviefraud to talk Wes Anderson's latest adventure, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Next, your hosts explore the seasons and finales of True Detective and Girls, because Josh feels the need to reiterate his comments from last time.
Music: Josh Nielsen - "Meteor" / "Steal My Heart"
March 1st, 2014
Josh discusses his current favorite TV shows and the inherent differences between storytelling in television and film. Next, your Fraud goes down the list of Best Picture Nominees, alternating between praise, disparagement, and a rant about the Academy's PC agenda.
February 2nd, 2014
Josh, Scott and Joey count down their Top 5 favorite films of last year! Josh gets so drunk that he falls out of his chair and has to edit the episode the next morning.
January 14th, 2014
Josh and Scott talk The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's latest caper with Leo DiCaprio. Is it enough for a movie to be entertaining? The debate begins. Next, your hosts take a shine to Spike Jonze's Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. Happy New Year from Moviefraud!
Music: Arcade Fire - "Supersymmetry" / Karen O - "The Moon Song"
December 24th, 2013
It's the holiday show! Your troubadours sing their praises of Inside Llewyn Davis, starring Oscar Isaac and brought to you by the Coen Brothers. Next, a discussion of David O. Russell's American Hustle, with a top-notch cast and an unresolved ice fishing parable. Plus, Josh unleashes a slew of Indies; Scott talks Saving Mr. Banks.
Thank you so much for belonging to another year of Moviefraud. We love and appreciate our listeners. This goofy little group we have is pretty cool. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! and a drunken, happy New Year. - Josh Half-Nielsen and Scott "The Stud" Steussy
Music: Justin Rayfield - "Have You Seen Me Lately" / "W"
November 3rd, 2013
Moviefraud has been all about Survival ever since Scott joined the lair. Your hosts continue to explore this enchanting theme with discussions of Ridley Scott's The Counselor, starring some quality cats, and the lost-at-sea character study All Is Lost, with (only) Robert Redford. Plus: Indies! fall movie talk! and predictable digressions on epo 57.
Music: White Denim - "At Night in Dreams" / "Come Back"
October 19th, 2013
Josh and Scott praise Gravity, the latest from Alfonso Cuaron, starring Sandy Bullock and The George. Plus, Moviefraud rockily traverses the waves of Captain Phillips, featuring the singular Tom Hanks. Your hosts fight like Rich and Muse! Ships!
Music: Haim, "Don't Save Me" / "The Wire"
June 23rd, 2013
Josh and Evan fear This Is the End of their relationship with Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill and perhaps even James Franco. (We like you, James. Sshhh.) Find out why this comic metapocalypse didn't quite work for us. Next, your hosts take a Grecian walk with Before Midnight, Richard Linklater's latest film starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as the eternally charming Jesse and Celine. Plus, Indies, and a tribute to the beloved James Gandolfini.
Music: John Butler Trio - "Used to Get High" / "Daniella"
May 12th, 2013
Episode 54 explodes with questions. Is Terrence Malick's To the Wonder a worthy follow-up to his Tree of Life? What, exactly, is Shane Carruth trying to say with Upstream Color? And how could we have missed the obvious Native American moon-landing Holocaust subtext in The Shining? Josh and Joey predictably disagree on answers, Truth, and everything in between on this latest installment of Moviefraud.
Music: John Fullbright - "Moving" / "Satan and St. Paul"
March 24th, 2013
Josh reviews the new film Spring Breakers, from the very odd writer-director Harmony Korine, starring James Franco and four interchangeable young women, two of whom are former Disney sweethearts, thus causing uproar round the globe.
Music: Nataly Dawn - "Leslie"
February 27th, 2013
Josh is excited to welcome Scott Steussy back into the Moviefraud lair! Your hosts pop a bunch of Ablixa and see Side Effects, the latest and supposedly last movie from Steven Soderbergh. (This review is spoiler-free until the very end of the show, for your listening / medical safety). Then it's a discussion of Sound City, Dave Grohl's directorial debut about the famed Southern California recording studio. What the f*ck is 'real music'? Plus: Oscars, Indies, and warm, fuzzy feelings, all on Episode 52 of Moviefraud.
A big thanks to Scott Steussy!
Music: Pomplamoose - "Don't Stop Lovin Me" / "The Goodbye Song"
January 21st, 2013
The Thr3e count down their Top 5 Movies of 2012! Joey is ecstatic to be back; Josh and Evan don't seem to notice. Then, a discussion of Zero Dark Thirty, the controversial new film from director Kathryn Bigelow. Plus, Indies; Joey's second-hand Internet reviews; and Our Top 5 Worst Movies of the Year. Moviefraud returns to rock your face (and also inform you about cinema) on Episode 51!
Music: Local H - "Cold Manor" / "Another February"
Pic: Josh, Evan, Joey
January 6th, 2013
It's Episode 50 of Moviefraud! Josh and Evan trade deathblows over Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz. Is Tarantino a blatant racist? Josh says yes; Evan likes blood. Next, your hosts bet the farm on Silver Linings Playbook, from weirdo auteur David O. Russell. Evan hates the title.. but does he dig the movie? Plus: Indies, Shamelist, B.S., and a preview of our highly-anticipated Episode 51, with Joey "Long-Lost" Hackenjos. We've got vengeance and love, in equal parts, on this golden installment of your favorite film discussion podcast. Excelsior!
Music: Iration - "Time Bomb" / "Wait and See"
December 1st, 2012
Josh and Evan look at Ang Lee's latest, Life of Pi, about a boy and a tiger adrift at sea (based on the novel by Yann Martel). Which of your hosts gets misty-eyed not once, but thrice, over the course of the film? (Hint: it's Josh.) Plus, a discussion of the 1976 Sidney Lumet film, Network, as part of the Shamelist Project. We're mildly upset, and we're probably going to take it, here on Episode 49 of Moviefraud!
Music: Eric Hutchinson - "Oh!" / "Food Chain"