The Harold & Maudecast - Sarah Mason & Jake Essoe The HMC Network is a podcast network featuring genre entertainment commentary, movie and TV reviews, video game reviews, lifestyle & travel, event & Con media coverage & more. Featured on the Creative COW is our flagship podcast, The Harold & Maudecast hosted by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe. Combining critical analysis with passionate fandom, The Harold & Maudecast offers a fully-informed look at your favorite movies, TV and video games. Commentary and reviews include the latest Walking Dead and Game of Thrones episodes, film festival and Comic Con & fan fest event coverage, technology expos and more. Fandom Never Gets Old. en-us Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:00:00 GMT PHP Script Interview with VES Award winning VFX Artist Pav Grochola, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE Sarah Mason sits down for part 2 of her interview with Pav Grochola, VFX Artist and FX Supervisor for the Oscar nominated animated feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. Pav recently won a VES award for his groundbreaking VFX work on the film. He talks about his process, the amazing VFX and anim Sat, 16 Feb 2019 22:17:03 GMT Jamie Lee vs Michael: Halloween 40 Years Later On Episode 337 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's reboot of HALLOWEEN starring Jamie Lee Curtis reviving the role that made her famous 40 years ago. Also in this episode the Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House, based on the Shirley Jackson Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:45:55 GMT Aquaman & Bird Box On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review AQUAMAN in theaters and BIRD BOX, now streaming on Netflix. It's been a long time coming since we got our first glimpse of Jason Momoa as AQUAMAN to seeing James Wan's (THE CONJURING) vision play out on the big screen. Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:53:47 GMT The Ballad of Buster Scruggs In Episode 340 of The Harold & Maudecast Sarah and Jake review the Netflix original film, THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. The Coen Brothers take on the Old West with an anthology of six short films that take place in 19th-century post-Civil War era. Each short film is packed with brilliant dialogue, p Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:52:47 GMT Outlaw King Review On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Netflix original movie, OUTLAW KING, starring Chris Pine and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, based on the life of Scotland's Robert the Bruce. For more podcast episodes and reviews and articles visit Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:51:37 GMT The Sisters Brothers & Venom Reviews On Episode 336 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review VENOM, THE SISTERS BROTHERS and We Talk Dead is back with a review of The Walking Dead, Season 9 Premiere, "A New Beginning". VENOM stars Tom Hardy in the live action film adaptation of the Marvel character. Eddie Brock Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:50:38 GMT Into the Dark Hulu & Blumhouse Series Ep 1 "The Body" Review On Episode 335 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Episode 1 of Blumhouse's new series for Hulu, Into the Dark, "The Body". In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Into The Dark is a horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum’s independent Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:49:14 GMT The Predator On Episode 334 of The Harold & Maudecast, The Predator Review and Why We Still Love the Franchise. Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the latest installment in the Predator franchise which opened to disappointing box office returns and not so favorable critics reviews. Diehard Predator fans, li Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:47:36 GMT Ep 333: Year End 2018 Movie Previews + You Were Never Really Here & Disenchantment Reviews On Episode 333 of The Harold & Maudecast, 2018 Fall and Holiday Movie Preview and review of Amazon Studios, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE and Netflix Disenchantment. Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, an Amazon Studios release, written and directed by Lynne Ramsay (WE N Thu, 23 Aug 2018 23:56:12 GMT Comic-Con Diairies 2018 Did the absence of Marvel, HBO and Star Wars effect the mood and numbers at San Diego International Comic-Con (SDCC) 2018? SDCC hit its peak in 2015 at 170,000 attendees, a number that has been slowly declining, much to the happiness of diehard fans who have seen the focus shift away from them and o Fri, 27 Jul 2018 21:07:41 GMT Age of Distraction 4: Almost Invisible - Aging in Hollywood On this episode of The Conversations Podcast from The HMC Network, Age of Distraction 4: Almost Invisible. Host Sarah Mason talks to screenwriters Stephen Godchaux and Warren Lewis about aging in Hollywood, how Millennials and the culture of being woke are shaping content, also the continuing impact Fri, 27 Jul 2018 21:06:35 GMT Ep 331: SDCC 2018 Preview & Spotlight on Actor Barry Keoghan: American Animals Review On Episode 331 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah and Jake countdown to San Diego Comic Con 2018! A preview of all the confirmed panels and the now annual ConanCon, Conan O'Brien live at Spreckels Theater. Also in this episode spotlight on actor Barry Keoghan, the 25 year old Irish actor who has Fri, 27 Jul 2018 21:05:00 GMT Ep 330: Fall of the House of Nerd + Incredibles 2 Review On episode 330 of The Harold and Maudecast "Fall of the House of Nerd", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe discuss the MeToo revelations about nerd mogul, Chris Hardwick and it's potential impact on Comic Con. It's been 14 years since the Oscar winning animated film, INCREDIBLES became an instant succ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:07:02 GMT E3 2018 Preview The Harold & Maudecast are going to E3! On Episode 329 hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe preview the ultimate gaming convention taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 12-14. We go through the list of top games and news to watch for from Ubisoft's omission of Splinter Cell at their pre Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:00:23 GMT Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be available for download starting August 14, 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One across all regions. The Final Season will also come to Nintendo Switch later this year.  Clementine, now a fierce and capable survivor, has reached the final Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:33:39 GMT Solo & Cargo - Movie Reviews + Checking in on Westeros On Episode 328 of The Harold & Maudecast, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake review the movies SOLO and CARGO and checking in on Westeros, predictions for who will survive Game of Thrones. Han Solo is finally getting his own origin story! Question is, did he really need one? SOLO, A STAR WARS STORY, was r Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:17:54 GMT Age of Distraction 3: Is Social Change Driving the Story On this episode of The Conversations Podcast, The HMC continues its series, Writing in the Age of Distraction with Part 3: Is Social Change Driving the Story. Host Sarah Mason sits down with screenwriters Warren Lewis (BLACK RAIN) and Stephen Godchaux (Roseanne, Dead Like Me) to discuss writing in a Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:15:16 GMT Princess Deadpool On Episode 327 of The Harold & Maudecast, "Princess Deadpool". Host Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review DEADPOOL 2. Ryan Reynolds returns in the title role for DEADPOOL 2, opening May 18. This time the R rated wisecracker finds himself in the unlikely role of mentor and protector after meeting an angr Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:14:03 GMT To Infinity and Beyond - Avengers: Infinity War On Episode 326 of The Harold & Maudecast, "Infinity and Beyond", Sarah and Jake review the movie with the biggest box office opening in history, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, and talk Marvel's master plan, how they got all these super heroes to play together like a well finessed boy(girl) band. HBO's West Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:13:00 GMT Walk Quiet and Carry a Big Box Office Stick - A Quiet Place On this week's episode 325 of The Harold & Maudecast hosted by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe, Now in Theaters reviews, READY PLAYER ONE and A QUIET PLACE, at long last our streaming review of THE LAST JEDI and The Walking Dead Season 8 Finale. Ready Player One - A Quiet Place - The Walking Dead Season Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:11:54 GMT