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Episode 56: The Sea Beast & Obi-Wan Kenobi Awesome Friday Podcast

Greeting programs! Join us this week as we discuss the upcoming Netflix animated film The Sea Beast, directed by Chris Williams and starring Karl Urban and Jared Harris, and the recently concluded Obi-Wan Kenobi series from Disney+.There are streaming links powered by JustWatch as well as all of our other content available at this episodes homepage:–obi-wan-kenobi/ Join us!SUPPORT:           We want to say welcome and thanks for listening to all our listeners, new and old; we appreciate every one of you. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a like, review, and subscribe on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare a few bucks, you could support us via Patreon or Ko-Fi.  Patreon:            Ko-Fi:      CONNECT WITH US:        Homepage:        Twitter:            Facebook:            Instagram:            YouTube:            Email:         SHOW LINKS: Awesome Friday on Apple Podcasts Awesome Friday on Amazon Music Awesome Friday on Deezer Awesome Friday on Goodpods Awesome Friday on Google Podcasts Awesome Friday on iHeartRadio Awesome Friday on Overcast Awesome Friday on Spotify Awesome Friday on Stitcher Meanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
  1. Episode 56: The Sea Beast & Obi-Wan Kenobi
  2. Episode 55: Spiderhead & Cha Cha Real Smooth
  3. Episode 54: Hustle & The Phantom of the Open (w/ special guest co-host Rachel Ho)
  4. Episode 53: The Righteous & Top Gun: Maverick
  5. Episode 52: An Interview with Mark O'Brien on his film 'The Righteous'

Awesome Friday Update!

I have been really bad about keeping this up to date and now there are so many things to list that I can’t actually list them all. Here then is a list of all the major highlights from Awesome Friday since the spring. Buckle up, it’s still going to be a long list!

Festival Coverage

Since March I have participated in four films festivals.

The Awesome Friday Movie Podcast

Simon and I finally relaunched the podcast with an updated format where we (generally) discuss two things per episode. We’re 9 episodes in now!

Review Highlights:

Here are just a handful of the reviews I’ve written over the past several months, highlighting some of my favourite movies from the summer:

Awesome Friday March 3rd Update: The Snyder Cut and WandaVision

Justice League

Howdy friends.  It has been a quieter two weeks around AwesomeFriday HQ, but we have a closer look at the new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League and WandaVision aired its antepenultimate and penultimate episodes.  Woo, big words.  

I’d like to once again thank each of you for the support, I appreciate each and every one of you. 

The Snyder Cut:

Let’s Take a Closer Look at the #SnyderCut trailer (with 70+ high-res captures)

WandaVision Coverage:

Recap & Review: ‘WandaVision’ Episode 7: A villain revealed!

Recap & Review: ‘WandaVision’ Episode 8 dives into Wanda’s personal history

Awesome Friday: February 16th Update

So last time I wrote one of these Patron updates I said that I was planning on keeping to a bi-weekly schedule and at the time I totally meant it. But then I went through a difficult period at the ol’ day job and then I got super sick (but not, as two tests confirmed, with COVID) so here I am playing catch up.

Since mid January I’ve been able to view and review a whole bunch of films. Netflix and Apple account for some of them, and then I was able to cover the 2021 Victoria Film Festival as well. Despite getting sick before I could really get going with the festival, I did manage to conduct an interview with filmmakers Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli as well, which was a genuine pleasure even if I couldn’t breathe while we speaking.

As always I am ever grateful for your support. I know I say that every time but you know what? I mean it every time.

Links to recent posts:

Film Reviews:


A Perfect Planet Coverage:

WandaVision Coverage:

Awesome Friday: January 19th Update


Hello friends!  It has been two weeks since I posted here, these updates work better for me as bi-weekly, but if you liked getting one every seven days please let me know. 

January is off to a busy start, with four film reviews, continuing coverage of A Perfect Planet, and starting this past week coverage of the new Marvel series WandaVision.  Disney gave me access to the first three episodes and I am very much digging that so far. 

So far I have mostly been writing about things that I have seen but here’s question for you, dear supporters: What kind of things do you want to see? Rankings? Interviews? Trailer breakdowns? A return of the podcast?  Let me know in the comments or on twitter. 

In closing, I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone for their ongoing support.  It truly does mean the world to me. 

Links to recent posts:

Film Reviews:

A Perfect Planet:


Awesome Friday: January 6th Update

Happy new year friends!  Apologies for the late update, but the holiday season got away from me a little bit. 2020 was a mixed bag on most fronts, but it turns out it was a great year for movies, with the lack of big tentpole screenings opening up doors to so many more indie and mid-level films, the results speak for themselves. The biggest piece I’ve written lately is my year-end best-of list.  There are eleven films in my top ten, as well as several honourable mentions, as well as six performers I loved in 2020. 

Additionally, there are a few reviews to catch up on since the last time I updated you, including one of 2020s best films and the start of weekly reviews of the latest BBC Earth documentary series. 

I have a few irons in the fire for 2021 and I can’t wait to see where it takes us.  Thanks once again for your support on this adventure!

Awesome Friday: Dec 22nd Update


Greetings friends! Another solid week of writing here at Awesome Friday HQ.

Since last time we were here I’ve had the opportunity to review two films from the Whistler Film Festival, I finally saw Tenet, and the season finale of The Mandalorian underwhelmed me.

Once again I’d like to thank each of you for your readership, and if you are a patron I’d like to thank you for that too. I really like doing this and I appreciate every penny that helps me keep doing it.

This week coming I have a few pieces coming, but also it’s Christmas so from me to you: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Jubilant Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Festivus, or whatever you celebrate I hope it’s a good one.


Awesome Friday: Dec 15th Update


Greetings friends.  Apologies for not having updated last week.  Real-life, man.  It’s a thing!

Since the last update, your patronage has helped me write eight pieces.  Four reviews from Disney+, Netflix, and AppleTV+ (including a review of WolfWalkers, one of the best movies of the year) plus recaps of the last two episodes of The Mandalorian (the most recent of which was the best of this season so far).

I’m also attending this year’s virtual edition of the Whistler Film Festival, which for me started with one of the best Canadian films I’ve seen this year. 

It’s been a pretty good two weeks, is what I am saying. Thank you again for your ongoing support, I greatly appreciate it,d and I love you all. 



Review: ‘Godmothered’ has its heart in the right place

Review: ‘Mank’ is a love letter to old Hollywood

Review: ‘Wolfwalkers’ beautiful Irish fairy tale is one of the best animated features of 2020

Review: ‘Safety’; The first Disney+ sports movie is a safe bet

Whistler Film Festival:

Heads up Canada: Whistler Film Festival is on!

WFF Review: ‘Souterrain / Underground’ is one of the best Canadian films of the year

The Mandalorian:

Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, Episode 6: ‘The Tragedy’ is a fun ride to a predictable ending

Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Episode 7: ‘The Believer’ couples good action with good character development

Awesome Friday – Nov 29th Update

Funny Boy

Three items for your reading pleasure this past week, and I hope you enjoy them! An updated classic from Disney+, Canada’s Oscar contender, and the latest episode of The Mandalorian.

Awesome Friday: Nov 22nd Update

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

Hello, again, my friends. This week I wrote four things for your reading pleasure, and each of those pieces is to tell you that I liked something. Lego and Star Wars made a fun holiday special, Kurt Russell is back as Santa, and Chadwick Boseman’s final performance is simply full of life.

I hope you enjoy them!