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The Movie Defenders

The Movie Defenders podcast is a show dedicated to talking about the best things about the films you love, not tear everything down.

Jun 26, 2022

Welcome to a FREE episode of our Patreon-Only show, The Backlot Tour!  This is a special episode of The Backlot Tour with our great friend Sean, a helicopter pilot in the Air Force to tell us how real, fake, or exaggerated selected helicopter scenes are in films. Are they more real than you think? Or... entirely...


Jun 19, 2022

Sometimes you just have to laugh, and that's what we're gonna do... it's time for Spies Like Us! Not much to analyze, break down, and get into character studies on this one... but man we do laugh! One of the 1980s films we cut our teeth on becomes one of the movies we laugh and have fun with on the show. As a leadup to...


Jun 5, 2022

Let's turn and burn! Top Gun: Maverick is finally here and has taken the world by storm. Come experience it with The Movie Defenders in a way you will NOT get anywhere else. We play scenes right from the film throughout as we analyze and dissect this surprising sequel. Also, we play a game you can play along with...


May 23, 2022

It's time to tackle an oft-discussed, but never analyzed movie on the podcast... 2007's Stardust! With the help of our dear friend Megan Bush, we all watch a film that Donald has seen often, but Scott never had. What did he think? Before we find out, we all discuss our Top 5 High Adventure/Quest movies of all time, and...


May 9, 2022

It's time to head back into the MCU with the latest chapter, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness! We examine everything from the writing, character arcs, themes, score, and everything in between in this long-form discussion in which we play several scenes right from the film. We also kick around our top 5 movies...