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I Will Watch Anything Once is a podcast hosted by Mark David Christenson about the experience of watching movies! Poster/logo by James Mulholland and Music by Timm Sharp

Clare Loughran joins us to watch The Chipmunk Adventure and discuss the complexities of this children's movie plot that might be more timeless if simplified plus a conversation about the thin line between children's costumes being racist or a tribute....
Joe Weber joins us to watch A Talking Cat!?! and discuss the low-budget qualities that make this terrible family film from a former porn director highly entertaining....
Mark David Christenson has been watching a scary movie, that he's previously never seen, once a day for the month of October completely curated by Connie Shin. In this week's episode, Connie & Dave discuss the last 16 days of viewings which included Train to Busan, It Comes at Night, TrollHunter, Tyler Perry's BOO A Madea Halloween, The Taking of Deborah Logan, The Fury, Santa Sangre, and Spli...
Rachel Chapman joins us to watch "The Wonderful World of Disney's" Tower of Terror and discuss how this tv movie offers up far less thrills than the classic Disney ride of the same name it is based on plus Rachel let's us know that she'll never watch bro movies....
Hannah Kanengieter joins us to watch and discuss the terrible story and outrageous visual elements that make this action horror film an absolute fun time to watch plus Connie explains why Tyler Perry's BOO 2 was removed from the watch list for #31DaystoScareDave...
Mark David Christenson has been watching a scary movie, that he's previously never seen, once a day for the month of October completely curated by Connie Shin. In this week's episode, Connie & Dave discuss the first 15 days of viewings which included Child's Play, Gerald's Game, Halloween, Better Watch Out, Krampus, Happy Death Day and Insidious. Part 2 coming at the end of October!...
James Bachman joins us to watch Night Watch and discuss the confusing complexities of the fantasy world placed in Moscow within this big budget Russian film plus Connie geeks out about two of her favorite shows (That Mitchell and Webb Look, Saxondale) plus others that our guest stars in....
Kicking off 31 Days To Scare Dave, Mark David Christenson and Connie Shin are joined with "friend of the podcast" Joan Ford to watch 2017's IT at Arclight Hollywood and discuss the elements that make this film more of a good kids adventure movie with a great monster than a straight forward horror film....
Mark David Christenson and Connie Shin watch Song of the South and discuss the well-known controversy behind this, recently declared 'Disney Legend', Walt Disney feature film that takes place on a southern plantation....
Allison King joins your hosts to watch Afternoon Delight and discuss Jill Soloway's unique voice as a storyteller in film and television then Allison expresses her dislike of Fifty Shades of Gray plus Connie and Dave talk about their viewing of Darren Aronofsky's Mother!...
Mark David Christenson and Connie Shin watch Donald Cried and discuss how this GoFundMe indie film ultimately disappointed them by presenting a character that was more creepy than quirky....
Erika Curry joins me to watch Phantasm and discuss the fantastical and beautifully visual grotesque world of the 70's fantasy horror movie that was destined to be a cult classic....
Mark David Christenson and Connie Shin watch The Founder starring Michael Keaton and discuss how it is a well performed history lesson of the fast food chain McDonald's told without going bold....
Connie Shin joins me to watch The Love Witch and discuss the vibrantly candy colored and layered feminist discussion being presented in this contemporary movie made to look like it was produced in the 1960's.Written and Directed by: Anna BillerStarring: Samantha Robinson, Laura Waddell, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Robert SeeleyMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXOmzA56E40Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Love_WitchRotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_love_witch/RogerEbert.com Review: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-love-wit...
Joseph Kibler joins me to watch Don Jon and discuss the intrigue of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's first movie being about porn and OCD plus how Academy Award winner Brie Larson is very underused. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2229499/?ref_=nv_sr_1Written and Directed by: Joesph Gordon-LevittStarring: Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Brie Larson, Glenne Headly, Rob Brown, Jeremy LukeMovie Trailer: https://youtu.be/RAhtdVdc3Y4Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_JonRotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/don_jon/ ...
Kirsten Vangsness joins me to watch Undercover Brother and discuss how beyond the sillier jokes this comedy has aged fairly well and is still very relevant in the world today.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0279493/?ref_=nv_sr_4Directed by: Malcolm D. LeeWritten by: John Ridley, Michael McCullersStarring: Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Dave Chappelle, Chi McBride, Neil Patrick Harris, Gary Anthony Williams, Billy Dee WilliamsMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDsHC3iFeTIWikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undercover_Brot...
Justin Michael and Ryan Rosenberg join me to watch My Fellow Americans and discuss how this movie starring two old film legends set them on a course towards doing comedy.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117119/?ref_=nv_sr_1Directed by: Peter SegalWritten by: E. Jack Kaplan, Richard Chapman, and Peter TolanStarring: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard, Wilford Brim...
Madeline Wager joins me to watch Re-Animator and discuss the experience of watching the world of H.P. Lovecraft sober plus Maddy gives us the slowest synopsis on record.*IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089885/?ref_=nv_sr_1Directed by: Stuart GordonWritten by: Dennis Paoli, William Norris, Stuart GordonStarring: Jeffery Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert SampsonMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NOcRIHiRtcWikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Re-AnimatorRotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/reanimatorRoger Ebe...
Elizabeth Guest joins me to watch One Fine Day and discuss Michelle Pfieffer's talented consistency through the years plus we both discover we loved watching Grease 2 over Grease when growing up - it's sexier.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117247/?ref_=nv_sr_1Directed by: Michael HoffmanWritten by: Terrel Seltzer and Ellen SimonStarring: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Charles Durning, Anna Maria Horsford, Alex D. LinzMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJjj_v33mTsWikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Fine_Day_(film)Rotten Tomat...
Hector Navarro joins me to watch Avatar and discuss James Cameron's beautiful mind for making hit movies, 3D conversion vs. in-camera, and I complain about Citizen Kane in Intro to Film classes again.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/?ref_=nv_sr_1Written and Directed by: James CameronStarring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriquez, Wes Studi, Giovanni RibisiMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PSNL1qE6VYWikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_(2009_film)Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/...
Nicole Byer joins me to watch Made in America and discuss the various tonal shifts that occur turning this race focused comedy from 1993.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107478/?ref_=nv_sr_4Directed by: Richard BenjaminWritten by: Holly Goldberg SloanStarring: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long, Jennifer Tilly, Paul RodriguezMovie Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107478/?ref_=nv_sr_4Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Made_in_America_(1993_film)Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1043960_made_in_americaRoger Ebert Review:...
Cassi Jerkins joins me to watch Bernie and discuss Jack Black's delightful performance of a beloved murderer.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704573/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Directed by: Richard LinklaterWritten by: Richard Linklater and Skip HollandsworthStarring: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaugheyMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEs7l6JTAc4Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_(2011_film)Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bernie_2011Roger Ebert Review: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bernie-2012Buy on Amazon...
Jake Jabbour joins me to watch The Heartbreak Kid and discuss the comedic merits of this Ben Stiller and Farrelly Brothers film which was equally panned by both critics and audiences.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408839/?ref_=nv_sr_1Directed by: Bobby Farrelly, Peter FarrellyWritten by: Scot Armstrong, Leslie Dixon, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Kevin BarnettStarring: Ben Stiller, Malin Akerman, Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, Carlos Mencia, Rob Corddry, Danny McBride, Polly HollidayMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdbNcPteRg4Wikipedia: https://en...
Josh Simpson joins me to watch Schizopolis and discuss how the film explores how American suburbia lacks healthy communication skills and how this issue is very much relevant in the current state of Trump's America.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117561/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_32Written, Directed and Starring: Steven SoderberghStarring: David Jensen, Katherine LaNasa, Eddie Jamison, Marcus Lyle BrownMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2E7ArARdaEWikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SchizopolisRotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/schizopolisBu...
Charity Miller, Acquah Dansoh and Sasha A. Ali join me to watch I Am Not Your Negro and discuss how this documentary shows us that James Baldwin's words are still very relevant for today's world and how we can help America keep growing towards true equality for all.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5804038/?ref_=nv_sr_1Directed by: Raoul PeckWriter: James BaldwinStarring: Samuel L....
Mary Holland and Will Hines join me to watch The Lawnmower Man and discuss in Virtual Reality with a live audience how badly this movie's premise is executed and how the CGI felt most likely outdated on the date of it's release.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104692/Directed by: Brett LeonardWritten by: Brett Leonard and Gimel EverettStarring: Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny W...
Jacquis Neal joins me to watch Love and Basketball and discuss the highly relatable story elements of this black female led love story.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0199725/?ref_=nv_sr_1Written and Directed by: Gina-Prince BythewoodStarring: Sanaa Nathan, Omar Epps, Alfre Woodard, Harry Lennix, Dennis HaysbertMovie Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0199725/?ref_=nv_sr_1Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_%26_BasketballRotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/love_and_basketballEbert Review: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/love-and-basketb...
Katelyn Hempstead joins me to watch To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar and discuss the colorful, almost cartoonish, campy world that the three 90's Hollywood leading men serve up playing Drag Queens.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114682/?ref_=nv_sr_1Directed by: Beeban KidronWritten by: Douglas Carter BeaneStarring: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, St...
Tom Vaughan joins me to watch Vice Squad and discuss the simple plot and brutal violence that accompanies the rich characters throughout this 80's thriller. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084861/?ref_=nv_sr_2Directed by: Gary ShermanWritten by: Sandy Howard, Kenneth Peters, Robert Vincent O'NeillStarring: Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna, Beverly ToddMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO0egOKsm1YWatch the Full Movie: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2p04rxWikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vice_Squad_(1982_film...
Stephen Perlstein joins me to watch the BMW short film The Escape and discuss the many short comings of the 15th Anniversary addition to the BMW series The Hire.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6078822/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Directed by: Neill BlomkampWritten by: David Carter and Neil BlomkampStarring: Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal, Vera FarmigaWatch the short film on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzUFCQ-P1ZgOfficial Website: http://bmwfilms.comWikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hire#The_EscapeIf you are enjoying I Will Watch Anyt...
Travis Coles joins me to watch A Madea Christmas and discuss the harmful social message that Tyler Perry's films spread.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2609758/?ref_=nv_sr_1Written, Directed and Starring: Tyler PerryAlso Starring: Anna Maria Horsford, Tika Sumpter, Larry the Cable Guy, Kathy Najumy, Chad Michael Murray, Eric Lively, Noah Urrea, Alicia WittMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zFenzWARtcWikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert ReviewPurchase the film on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Perrys-Madea-Christmas-Digital/dp/B00N8JI...
Matt Rath joins me to watch Pixar's Inside Out and discuss the emotional complexities  that make us human and are the main characters in this animated film.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2096673/?ref_=nv_sr_2Directed by: Peter Docter and Ronnie Del CarmenScreenplay by: Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley and Peter DocterStarring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Diane Lane, Kaitlyn Dias and Kyle MacLachlanMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRUAzGQ3nSYWikipedia, Rotten TomatoesIf you are enjoyi...
Marcy Jarreau joins me to watch Home for the Holidays and discuss how we relate to the main characters of this delightful Thanksgiving film.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113321/?ref_=nv_sr_1Directed by: Jodie FosterScreenplay by: W.D. Richter by on Short Story by Chris RadantStarring: Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Stevenson, Claire DanesMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjZ622X30_UWikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert ReviewIf you ...
Cody Kopp joins me to watch The Act of Killing and discuss the surreal emotional complexity of this documentary that points the cameras at pure evil.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375605/?ref_=nv_sr_2Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine CynnMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kssnOoJ93I&feature=youtu.beOfficial website:http://theactofkilling.comWikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert ReviewPurchase on Amazon HereIf you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and fol...
The Hosts of You Should Love Wrestling; Joey Clift, Nick Gligor and Stephen Perlstein, join me to watch Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery and break the regular format of IWWAO for a wonderful crossover episode colliding movies, wrestling and Halloween together for one rambunctious conversation for all the listeners!!!IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2337576/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Directed by:...
Adam McCabe joins me to watch The American Scream and discuss how this documentary shines a heartfelt light on those obsessed with bringing a little Halloween scare to their local communities.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2075373/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Directed by: Michael StephensonMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XJiFUv0o_IWikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert Review, Official SiteIf you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and follow IWWAO on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and...
Dave Theune joins me to watch Larry Crowne and discuss the consistently vanilla easy-going middle of the road cinema experience that is this Tom Hanks directed film.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1583420/?ref_=nv_sr_1Directed by: Tom HanksWritten by: Tom Hanks, Nia VardalosStarring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, George Takei, Pam Grier, Rita Wilson, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Wilmer Valderrama, Rami Malek, Rob Riggle, Guru Mbatha-RawMovie Trailer: https://youtu.be/gecFWdSkng4Wikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert ReviewIf you are e...
Jonny Svarzbein joins me to watch Necessary Roughness and discuss the sports legitimacy in this 90's movie that rides the thin line between bad good and just bad.If you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and follow IWWAO on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. ...
Deborah Tarica joins me to watch The Parent Trap and discuss everything that makes this still a delightful Disney film.IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055277/?ref_=nv_sr_2Written and Directed by: David SwiftStarring: Hayley Mills & Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian KeithMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu0t4bfp_ZoWikipedia, Rotten TomatoesIf you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and follow IWWAO on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.Additional Links:Deborah Tar...
Naomi Villa joins me to watch High School Musical and discuss the homophobic undertones in such a delightfully bad movie.If you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and follow IWWAO on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.  ...
Sydney Steinberg joins me to watch Practical Magic and discuss all the fun witch stuff.IMDBDirected by: Griffin DunneWritten by:Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman, and Adam BrooksStarring: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Goran Visnjic and Aidan QuinnMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7uixLkpjPsWikipedia, Rotten TomatoesIf you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and follow IWWAO on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.  ...
Mary Sasson joins me to watch Follow That Bird and discuss its diversity positive message.IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089994/?ref_=nv_sr_1Directed by: Ken KwapisWritten by: Tony Geiss, Judy FreudbergMovie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIhGZxzf3uEWikipedia, Rotten TomatoesIf you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and follow IWWAO on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. ...
Will Hines joins me to watch WarGames and discuss its strong story elements that have stood the test of time since 1983.If you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and follow IWWAO on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr....
Anthony Gioe and Joe Kwaczala join me to watch Mac and Me and discuss the shameless Coco Cola and McDonald's product placement and the boldly blatant story elements ripped from the Spielberg classic E.T.If you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and follow IWWAO on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. ...
Ronnie Adrian joins your host Mark David Christenson to watch Purple Rain and discuss the timelessness of the 80's pop movie.If you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and follow IWWAO on twitter and tumblr. ...
Steve Bethers joins me to watch Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins and discuss the storytelling elements lacking in this action adventure.If you are enjoying I Will Watch Anything Once, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, like it on Facebook and follow IWWAO on twitter and tumblr.Remember, if you haven't seen it once you can't complain....