Why Watch That Radio



Why Watch That Radio is a podcast featuring the Critic and the Referee who go head-to-head on a quest to find the best movies and TV shows that Hollywood has to offer!


  • TV Talk: Sweet Tooth, Mare of Easttown, Lisey’s Story, Debris, Gomorrah, and Mr. Inbetween!

    02/06/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:SEASON FINALEDebrisWebsite: NBCSEASON PREMIERESMr. InbetweenWebsite: FXGomorrahWebsite: HBO MaxLIMITED SERIES FINALEMare of EasttownWebsite: HBOSNEAK PEEKS: SERIES PREMIERESLisey’s StoryWebsite: Apple TV+Sweet ToothWebsite: Netflix See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sneak Peek: Cruella

    26/05/2021 Duración: 19min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:MOVIE SNEAK PEEKCruellaWebsite: DisneySynopsis: Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella

  • TV Talk: Young Sheldon, Intergalactic, Pose, Halston, and More!

    19/05/2021 Duración: 51min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:TV SERIES PREMIERES Girls5evaWebsite: PeacockHacksWebsite: HBO MaxIntergalacticWebsite: PeacockHalstonWebsite: NetflixTV SEASON PREMIERESPoseWebsite: FXShrillWebsite: HuluTV SEASON FINALEYoung SheldonWebsite: CBS See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • First Looks: Those Who Wish Me Dead and The Woman in the Window

    17/05/2021 Duración: 21min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:FIRST LOOKSThe Woman in the WindowWebsite: NetflixSynopsis: Anna Fox (Amy Adams) is an agoraphobic child psychologist who finds herself keeping tabs on the picture perfect family across the street through the windows of her New York City brownstone. Her life is turned upside down when she inadvertently witnesses a brutal crime. Based on the gripping, best-selling novel adapted by Tracy Letts, shocking secrets are revealed and nothing and no one are what they seem.Release Date: Available on Netflix Friday, May 14, 2021Directed by: Joe WrightScreenplay by: Tracy LettsBased on the novel of the same name by A.J. FinnStarring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Tracy Letts, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Julianne MooreDistributor: NetflixGenre: Crime, Drama, MysteryRunning Time: 1 hour 40 minutesRated RThose Who Wish Me DeadWebsite: HBO MaxSynopsis: Jolie stars as Hannah, a smokejumper still reeling from the loss of three lives she

  • Movie and TV Sneak Peeks: The Underground Railroad, The Killing of Two Lovers, and Georgetown

    10/05/2021 Duración: 30min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:TV SNEAK PEEKThe Underground Railroad Website: Prime VideoMOVIE SNEAK PEEKSGeorgetownSynopsis: In this thrilling true crime story filled with twists, turns, and political turmoil, Christoph Waltz stars as Ulrich Mott, an eccentric and smooth-talking social climber who seems to have everyone in Washington, D.C. wrapped around his finger. But when his wealthy, well-connected and much older wife (Vanessa Redgrave) turns up dead in their home, her daughter Amanda (Annette Bening) suspects Ulrich may not be all that he seems as the police investigation begins to uncover a larger deception that goes far deeper than anyone ever imagined.Release Date: In select theaters May 14, 2021; available on digital and on demand May 18, 2021Directed by: Christoph WaltzScreenplay by: David AuburnStarring: Christoph Waltz, Vanessa Redgrave, and Annette BeningDistributor: Vertical Entertainment and Paramount Home EntertainmentGenre: Biography, Crime, DramaRunning Time: 1 hour 39 minutesRated

  • Movie and TV Talk: Mare of Easttown, Jupiter’s Legacy, Pink Skies Ahead, The Water Man, and Stowaway

    08/05/2021 Duración: 39min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:TV SERIES PREMIEREMare of EasttownWebsite: HBOTV SNEAK PEEKJupiter’s Legacy Website: NetflixMOVIE FIRST LOOKStowawayWebsite: NetflixSynopsis: In the near-future, a time when humankind is reaching for the stars, the Kingfisher rocket blasts off from Earth, propelling Hyperion’s MTS-42 for yet-another manned mission to Mars. Leading the team is MARINA BARNETT (Toni Colette), the ship’s commander, on her third and final mission to the colony on the red planet. Joining her is medical researcher ZOE LEVENSON (Anna Kendrick) and biologist DAVID KIM (Daniel Dae Kim), accomplished academics chosen from thousands of applicants who have rigorously trained for a journey that will see them spend two years away from their loved ones. In the course of their safety checks after docking with a miniature space station, Barnett makes a startling discovery: a stowaway. The man MICHAEL ADAMS (Shamier Anderson) is unconscious, his harness wrapped around a pipe attached to the CDRA (Carbon Di

  • Sneak Peeks: Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, The Mosquito Coast, The Girlfriend Experience, and The Outside Story

    29/04/2021 Duración: 38min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:TV SNEAK PEEKSThe Mosquito CoastWebsite: Apple TV+The Girlfriend ExperienceWebsite: StarzMOVIE SNEAK PEEKSThe Outside StoryWebsite: Samuel Goldwyn FilmsSynopsis: Brian Tyree Henry takes on his first big screen lead role as Charles Young, a broken-hearted video editor. Perceiving a betrayal of trust as a sign his girlfriend Isha (Sonequa Martin-Green) is leaving him, Charles preemptively blows up his relationship and sequesters himself at home. The fates do not comply, and Charles locks himself out of his apartment. Stumbling into a transformational, timely odyssey as he explores his community, Charles meets a dynamic ensemble of previously avoided neighbors (including Sunita Mani, Olivia Edward, and Asia Kate Dillon) who show him everyone's got issues, and it never helps to keep them all locked up.Release Date: Available on digital and on demand April 30, 2021Directed by: Casimir NozkowskiScreenplay by: Casimir NozkowskiStarring: Brian Tyree Henry, Sunita Mani, Sonequa Martin

  • Movie and TV Talk: Mortal Kombat and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    27/04/2021 Duración: 32min

    MOVIE FIRST LOOKMortal Kombat Website: HBO MaxSynopsis: Why has Outworld's emperor sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, to hunt down MMA fighter Cole Young? In search of answers, Cole finds his way to the temple of Lord Raiden and begins unlocking the secrets of his heritage. As Outworld’s threat to Earthrealm grows, Cole joins warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Kano in a high-stakes battle for the soul of the universe.Release Date: In theaters April 23, 2021 and available on HBO Max through May 23, 2021Directed by: Simon McQuoidScreenplay by: Greg Russo and Dave CallahamStory by: Oren Uziel and Greg RussoStarring: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki SanadaDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesGenre: Action, Adventure, FantasyRunning Time: 1 hour 50 minutesRated RTV FINALEThe Falcon and the Winter SoldierWebsite: Disney+ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Our Reaction to the Oscars (2021)

    27/04/2021 Duración: 29min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:Our Reaction to the 93rd Annual Academy AwardsWebsite: Nominees and Winners See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sneak Peeks: Together Together, Trigger Point, and Limbo

    23/04/2021 Duración: 23min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:MOVIE SNEAK PEEKS Trigger PointWebsite: Screen MediaSynopsis: Nicolas Brazer is a retired U.S. special operative who worked in the darkest shadows of the government, part of an elite “invisible” team that quietly took out some of the worst villains around the world. After being blamed for the exposure, and ultimately the assassination, of several members of his own team, Nicolas disappeared into a life of solitude and indignity. Now, two years removed, he is reluctantly drawn back into this dangerous world – with both enemies and supposed friends coming after him – to not only clear his name, but to prevent the killing of a new generation of noble operatives.Release Date: In theaters Friday, April 16, 2021 and available on demand Friday, April 23, 2021Directed by: Brad TurnerScreenplay by: Michael VickersonStarring: Barry Pepper, Colm Feore, Laura Vandervoort, Eve Harlow, Jayne Eastwood, and Karen RobinsonDistributor: Screen MediaGenre: Action, ThrillerRunning Time: 1 ho

  • TV Talk: Shameless, Kung Fu, Shadow and Bone, The Nevers, For All Mankind, and Much More!

    23/04/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    Atlantic CrossingWebsite: PBSGangs of LondonWebsite: AMCKung FuWebsite: CWThe NeversWebsite: HBOSEASON PREMIERESQueen of the SouthWebsite: USAYoungerWebsite: Paramount+SERIES FINALEShamelessWebsite: ShowtimeTV SNEAK PEEKSShadow and BoneWebsite: NetflixFor All Mankind Season Finale See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • TV Talk: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Them, Superman & Lois, Resident Alien, and Beartown!

    16/04/2021 Duración: 41min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:CHECK-INSSuperman & Lois Follow the world's most famous super hero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society.The Falcon and the Winter SoldierFollowing the events of 'Avengers: Endgame,' Sam Wilson/Falcon and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities -- and their patience.SEASON FINALEResident AlienSERIES FINALEBeartown TV SNEAK PEEKThem A limited anthology series that explores terror in America. The first season, 1950s-set "Covenant" centers around a Black family who move from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood during the period known as The Great Migration. The family's idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sneak Peak: In the Earth

    16/04/2021 Duración: 09min

    In the Earth Synopsis: As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run.Release Date: In theaters Friday, April 16Directed by: Ben WheatleyScreenplay by: Ben WheatleyStarring:  Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith, Hayley SquiresDistributor: NeonGenre: HorrorRunning Time: 107 minutesRated R See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • First Look: Concrete Cowboy and Godzilla vs. Kong

    16/04/2021 Duración: 27min

    Concrete CowboySynopsis: The film is about a 15-year-old boy from Detroit who is sent to live with his estranged father in Philadelphia and learns about the local urban cowboys. The main source of conflict revolves around his old friend, Smush, and Smush's efforts to undermine the local drug dealer. As the movie progresses it addresses the threat of the gentrification of the stables.Release Date: September 13, 2020(TIFF), April 2, 2021 (United States)Directed by: Ricky StaubScreenplay by: Ricky Staub, Dan WalserStarring: Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, Byron Bowers, Lorraine Toussaint, Clifford "Method Man" SmithDistributor: NetflixGenre: AdventureRunning Time:  111 minutesRated RGodzilla vs. KongSynopsis: The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another - the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong - with humanity caught in the balance.Release Date: March 31, 2021Directed by: Adam WingardScreenplay by: Eric Pears

  • TV Sneak Peeks: The Serpent and Made for Love

    29/03/2021 Duración: 14min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:TV SNEAK PEEKSMade for LoveWebsite: HBO MaxThe Serpent Website: Netflix See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • TV Talk: Good Girls, Generation, The Investigation, Bulletproof & More!

    22/03/2021 Duración: 32min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:SERIES PREMIEREGENERA+ION Website: HBO MaxSEASON PREMIERESGood GirlsWebsite: NBCBulletproofWebsite: CWSEASON FINALESGrown-ishWebsite: FreeformThe InvestigationWebsite: HBOTV SNEAK PEEKWho Killed Sara?Website: Netflix See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Movie Talk: Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Nobody

    22/03/2021 Duración: 34min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:SNEAK PEEKNobodyWebsite: Official SiteSynopsis: Sometimes the man you don't notice is the most dangerous of all. Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life's indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen), seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch's long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (famed Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov) — and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again. Nob

  • Our Farewell to SXSW Online 2021!

    22/03/2021 Duración: 26min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:Featured Films and TV shows listed in SXSW premiere order:Women Is Losers [Narrative Feature Competition]Synopsis: In 1960’s San Francisco, a once-promising catholic school girl, Celina Guerrera (Lorenza Izzo), sets out to rise above the oppression of poverty and invest in a future for herself and her son that sets new precedents for the time. Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu, Steven Bauer, Liza Weil, Cranston Johnson, Alejandra Miranda, Shalim Ortiz, and Lincoln BonillaDirector: Lissette FelicianoScreenwriter: Lissette FelicianoRuntime: 1 hour 24 minutesPremiere Status: World PremiereThis film has not been rated. #womenislosersmovieLudi[Narrative Spotlight]Synopsis: Ludi, a hardworking and exhausted nurse, battles coworkers, clients and one impatient bus driver to learn her self worth as she chases the American Dream in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood.Cast: Shein Mompremier, Alan Myles Heyman, Madelin Marchant, Success St. Fleur Jr., Kerlin

  • TV Sneak Peek: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    18/03/2021 Duración: 18min

    On this episode of Why Watch That:TV SNEAK PEEKThe Falcon and the Winter SoldierPremiere Date: Friday, March 19, 2021Website: Disney+ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Welcome to SXSW Online 2021!

    15/03/2021 Duración: 15min

    SXSW 2021 EVENT INFORMATIONSXSW is launching SXSW Online as part of our 2021 offerings. The digital experience will feature conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions. The dates for SXSW EDU Online are March 9 – March 11, 2021 and SXSW Online will take place March 16 – March 20, 2021.“The challenge of building a new future is one that we’re excited to tackle. This has been such a year of change and we, like the entire world, are reshaping our perspective on how we connect. We’re pleased to be working on SXSW Online as part of our program for 2021, and regardless of platform, we will continue to bring together the brightest minds from creative industries worldwide.” – Roland Swenson, CEO and Co-FounderSXSW Online programming takes place in web, mobile, and Connected TV apps, XR environments, plus video networking and mentoring platforms. Content includes 24/7 streaming across five channels and on-demand Keynotes & Featured Sessions, Conference Sessions, Film Screen

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