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 Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:00:00 GMT PHP Script 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 Hidden Gems & Missed Opportunities - Role Models, Tomb Raider & Downsizing On this Episode 324 of The Harold & Maudecast, 'Hidden Gems & Missed Opportunities', celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the film, ROLE MODELS and reviews of TOMB RAIDER and DOWNSIZING. ROLE MODELS is a story about energy drink reps Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott) trash the co Wed, 11 Apr 2018 03:15:45 GMT Stitched Together by Netflix - The Frankenstein Chronices On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Netflix 'The Frankenstein Chronicles'. Just in time for the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Frankenstein, Netflix picks up 'The Frankenstein Chronicles' starring Sean Bean, the most bingeworthy new drama series Wed, 11 Apr 2018 03:13:06 GMT Epic Trek: Mapping Harry Potter UK Sarah and Jake of The Harold & Maudecast travel to the UK to map filming locations for Harry Potter! They begin in London and travel to Oxford, Gloucester through the English countryside, up to Edinburgh and throughout the Scottish Highlands. In addition to Harry Potter filming locations, Sarah and Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:52:03 GMT Return of the Western - EP 317 Episode 317 of The Harold & Maudecast: Return of the Western. Sarah and Jake examine the resurgence of Westerns, the efforts to revive the genre over the years and whether it's time has truly comeback. This episode includes a review of HOSTILES, THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN and IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:50:44 GMT Ep 315: Punish This Netflix - The Punisher & 1922 Reviews Episode 315 of The Harold & Maudecast "Punish This Netflix", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Netflix original Series, The Punisher, Season 1 and the Netflix original movie, 1922. Marvel's The Punisher hit Netflix on November 17th. This live action serial installment of the popular comic Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:46:11 GMT Interview: Award Winning VFX Artist Pav Grochola On this episode of Conversations With on The HMC, host Sarah Mason interviews award winning VFX Artist, Pav Grochola who is the Lead VFX Artist on Sony Pictures Imageworks upcoming animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Pav Grochola is the Lead VFX Artist for Sony Pictures Imageworks. His Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:43:23 GMT Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - Movie Review This episode of Justice & Doom Movie Reviews on The HMC, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI. It's been 7 months since Mildred (Frances McDormand) has heard from the Ebbing police with any news on her daughter's killer. Taking matters into her own hands, she rents three billboards with provocat Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:39:38 GMT Justice League - Movie Review This Episode of The HMC's Justice & Doom Movie Reviews, JUSTICE LEAGUE. Yes! It's finally here, many many years in the making. We were super excited watching Jason Momoa run through the 6000 person crowd in Hall H to introduce the cast of Justice League. So was the movie worth all the hype? We break Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:38:03 GMT