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The Movie Lovers - Episode 18: Justice League, 2004

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In this giant-sized episode, Jeff and Shanna review DCEU's latest, Justice League, and count down their favorite movies of perhaps the best year of the last decade, 2004.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 17: Thor: Ragnarok, 2005

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Jeff and Shanna review the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok and count down their favorite films from the year 2005.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 16: Raw, Sister Movies

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Jeff and Shanna overcome one hurtle after another to bring you this Halloween episode with a review of this year's horror hit, Raw. Since the Main Event film involves a couple of sisters, Film Faves counts down their favorite movies about sisters.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 15: Blade Runner 2049, 2006

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In our 15th episode, Jeff and Shanna catch up on a few summer and fall releases together, review Blade Runner 2049, and countdown their favorite movies of 2006.

Check out the original Film Faves: 2006


The Movie Lovers - Episode 14: Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 2007

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Jeff and Shanna review the much-anticipated Kingsman sequel. Were they satisfied?

Also, they return to their year-by-year countdown with the last decade's worst year: 2007.

Check out the original Film Faves: 2007 article


The Movie Lovers - Episode 13: Band Aid, F-Rated Movies

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Shanna and Jeff catch up on a buttload of movies, review Band Aid, discuss F-Rated movies, and countdown their favorite F-Rated movies.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 12: Fall Movie Preview, 2008

In this episode of The Movie Lovers Shanna and Jeff look ahead at what's coming out this fall season, discuss the movies they're looking forward to most, and count down their favorite movies of 2008.

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The Movie Lovers - Episode 11: Certain Women, 2009

In this episode Jeff and Shanna catch up with Colossal, Jessica Jones, and Spider-Man, review Kelly Reichardt's film Certain Women, and count down their favorite films of 2009.

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The Movie Lovers - Episode 10: Atomic Blonde, Main Female Characters

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It's our 10th episode!

In this episode Shanna and Jeff discuss Blade Runner, review the new Charlize Theron film, Atomic Blonde, and countdown their favorite main female characters. Jeff also reviews Dunkirk and Valerian in his week in review.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 9: War for the Planet of the Apes, 2010

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Apologies for the slight delay, Movie Lovers!

In this episode, Shanna and Jeff review War for the Planet of the Apes and countdown their favorite movies from 2010.

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The Movie Lovers - Episode 8: The Year So Far, 2011

Welcome to another episode of The Movie Lovers!

We have reached the halfway point in the year, so it's time for Jeff and Shanna to assess the year so far. Shanna offers a tip on renting movies. They also countdown their favorite movies of 2011.

You can find a new episode every two weeks. Next time on the Movie Lovers, a review of War for the Planet of the Apes. Look for it on 7/25.

Subscribe and leave a review! Or go to www.thegibsonreview.com for past episodes and more!


The Movie Lovers - Episode 7: Female Directors

Apologies for the delay!
How many female directors can you name off the top of your head compared to male directors?
Have you noticed how few female directors are well-known?
In this episode Jeff and Shanna celebrate and discuss female directors and countdown their favorite movies directed by women!



The Movie Lovers - Episode 6: Wonder Woman, 2012

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In this episode we review Wonder Woman and countdown our favorite movies of 2012. Click the jump to stream the episode.

You can find new episodes here, on SoundCloud, or now iTunes! Subscribe and leave us a review! Email your feedback to thegibsonreview@gmail.com


The Movie Lovers - Episode 5: Summer Movie Preview, 2013

Welcome to our 5th episode!

In this episode we talk about what movies we're most looking forward to this summer and countdown our favorite movies of 2013. Click the jump to stream the episode.

You can find new episodes here or on SoundCloud. Email your feedback to thegibsonreview@gmail.com

The Movie Lovers: Episode 4 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Superhero Movies

Welcome to another episode of The Movie Lovers!

In this episode Shanna and Jeff talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise and review The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. They then discuss their favorite superhero movies in their first theme-based Film Faves.


The Movie Lovers, Episode 3: F8 of the Furious, 2014

Welcome to another episode of The Movie Lovers!
You were probably expecting this episode on May 7. We're a little ahead of schedule, as I'm working with finalizing a regular schedule closer to opening weekends of movies rather than three weeks later.

In this episode we welcome our first guest, Allen Gilchrist, to talk about the Fast and the Furious franchise and review The F8 of the Furious. Shanna Paxton returns to discuss Film Faves: 2014.

The Movie Lovers: Episode 2 - Movie-Going Habits & Etiquette, 2015

Welcome to the 2nd episode of The Movie Lovers! Jeff and Shanna share their Week in Review, discuss their thoughts on the theatrical experience and streaming, and share their favorite films of 2015. Feel free to email constructive feedback to our discussions to thegibsonreview@gmail.com Thanks for listening!

You can find new episodes here and on SoundCloud every other week. Join us next time with a guest as we discuss the Fast and the Furious franchise and our favorite films of 2014. Episode should be posted May 7th.


The Movie Lovers: The Official Podcast of The Gibson Review

The Gibson Review has entered new territory: podcasting.  Join my wife, Shanna Paxton, and me as take the blog to your ears, discussing movies and movie-related topics.

In this episode we introduce the podcast by way of discussing why podcast and what brought us to this adventure. We openly admit this is new territory for us and we know very little about the technical side of podcasting; we're learning as we go. So, we apologize if the sound is a little rough. We also ran a little long, but we hope to work our way to a manageable 90 minutes on average.

You'll find a new episode posted here every other week. Keep your eyes peeled. Below are the episode and the show notes.

Top 20 Female Directors You Should Know

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If you are a movie lover savvy enough to name film directors chances are the first names that come to mind are male: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron, David Fincher, to name a few probably front-runners. Most people are hard-pressed to name a female film director. When I thought about it I was able to list upwards of 20 directors who are women and, after researching, was able to dig up more than 20 more.

These talents behind the camera are deserving of every bit as much notoriety as any successful male director. After researching up to 40 female directors, using a combination of theatrical output, critical success, average box office, and good old subjective opinion, I have ranked the top 20 female directors you should know.

25 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

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The romantic comedy is a tough genre. Let's be honest, like comedy and horror it's a genre chock-full of garbage. In the case of romantic comedies, they usually follow the same plot: guy and girl meet cute, guy and girl see each other, guy and girl fight, guy and girl make up. Sometimes, to add an inconsequential amount of variety, guy and girl either A) never express their mutual feelings and conflict arises or B) conflict arises from someone not being honest. At any rate, most romantic comedies follow one of these plot lines and really do nothing to add anything new to the genre. Worst of all, we know how the movie will end: girl gets guy (usually the movie is told from a female perspective).

The genre is full of movies with the same tired story and the same tired tropes. So, it's worth asking: are there any good romantic comedies? If so, which are the best?

Worry not, for I have mined through 90 years worth of films to offer you the 25 best romantic comedies. Now, befor…