Episode 163 - Jon Reviews Peter Rabbit


This March Break has been great for Jon's podcasting career.

Today he went to see Peter Rabbit.  I had no idea it was some sort of irreverent comedy. Having watched the trailer I think it actually might be funny.  I'll wait for Netflix though...

Jon seems to have liked it which is a good thing.

The movie had a song in it that Jon has been playing for at least a year.  Turns out when you listen to the whole song, and not just one bit of it, it is not that bad a song.

Jon has changed over to a rating scale out of 10 with surprising results.

We got vaguely serious for a second, Jon prefers 'person with autism' to 'autistic'.  Cool.



Episode 162 - Jon Reviews Black Panther


It is March Break week.

Jon went with his friend Daniel to see Black Panther.  Of course, as usual, Jon loved the movie.  I've heard so many great things about the movie, both for it's oh, cultural impact let's say, and because it is supposed to be so good.  I honestly am not really into super heroes, but Jon is.  

He gave it what he gives movies.

Jon also came to one of my classes today and acted goofy, which was fine.

Episode 161 - Jon Reviews Game Night


So we're in Sudbury as Isabelle and some students and faculty from the French department at the university are here for a play.  Jon and I came along.

We're at the Radisson and it is attached to a (somewhat lame) mall.

Well it does have a theatre, so while Isabelle is at the Francoplay, Jon and I went to see Game Night.  As with all Jonathan Files reviews, this thing is full of spoilers.

It was a lot of fun.  It was funny, had some pretty good action and, well, you know what Jonno gave it out of five...

Episode 160 - Jon Reviews Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle


So, it is the holiday season and Jon has taken advantage of that today by going to a movie.  The movie?  Well you probably know from the title here, is the remake or reboot of Jumanji.  Jon says he saw the original, and I don't doubt it.  

Jon really liked it, heck, action / comedy, he's in the target demo.

Of course you know what he gave it.

Jon also talked a bit about Christmas, and stuff he got and what he's been up to.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Jon and Me.

Episode 159 - Canadian National Day of Joncasting

I think we used that title before.


So Madeleine is here, Isabelle is back from work, and hey how about a short familycast?

We talked about Jon's recent adventures, his work at the bushplane museum, and a few other things.

Everyone except me was yawning.

Episode 158 - Jon Reviews Casey's


So, about a month ago we went to Casey's for dinner.  We had planned to do a Jonathan Files review, but, we kept getting sidetracked by so many other things.

Today though Jon came to visit me at work and then we took the bus to Mac's and walked home.

What a perfect time to record.

Well perfect except that it is unseasonably cold and snowy.

Oh you probably guessed what he gives Casey's out of Five.

Episode 157 - Jon Reviews Dunkirk

Wow, we haven't put any out in so long and now two in the span of a week.

Both Jon and I saw the previews for Dunkirk last year and we looked at each other and said 'let's see that when it comes out'.  So, we did.

It was, frankly, a great movie.  We both liked it a lot.  I didn't record our scores but we would both give this one five out of five. 

Jon's also been working at the digital creator space in the public library, making animation, which is cool.

Episode 156 - Walkcast

We went for a walk in the Hiawatha Highlands (a park/conservation area in town) and Jon and I realized he hasn't put one of these out in a Pope's age, so, we did.

Jon's been learning to ride a bike.  We already ride the tandem, but this time, he's doing it on Isabelle's bike.  He'll be getting his own soon.

We also talked a bit about what been up this summer, things like Jon doing Chinese calligraphy, and how Yooper's voice sounds somehow like Patton Oswalt's.

It's nice to be back doing this with Jon, hopefully we'll have more soon.


Episode 155 - The Mall

I needed a haircut and didn't feel like going out by myself so I asked the boy if he wanted to come. 

We took the bus and then recorded this on the way back. 

Jon's been having fun at school, especially in his drama class where he's doing the sound effects for a radio play.

Much of this was recorded on the bus, and Jon insists on sitting at the back near the engine.  I hope you all can hear us.....


Episode 154 - Jon Reviews Rogue One

Jon and I haven't seen a movie in quite a while, and, frankly, there's a new Star Wars movie out, so, off we went!

It was either Rogue One or Assassin's Creed, which Jon informs me is supposed to be terrible.

This is a Jonathan Files review, it will be full of spoilers, so just please keep that in mind.

Here's a spoiler, there are space ships and what have you.

Enjoy, and Happy New Year from Jon and me.

Episode 153 - Toronto

So, we just got back from Toronto.

This was Jonathan's first plane trip that he remembers (there were a couple when he was a baby) so it was eventful.

We went to a bunch of different restaurants, and of course to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Jon reviewed them all, out of 5.

We recorded this just before takeoff on our way home.



Episode 152 - CNDOP

So, it is the Canadian National Day of Podcasting again!

Well, Jon and I know about that, so we recorded a little something on November 30 on our way to school/work.

We talked about what Jon likes about podcasting, about his current school year and made predictions on when the school bus would arrive.  He was right by the way, 8:06 on the button....


Episode 151 - Basketball

So Jon really wanted to go watch his school's basketball team play tonight, so we went for a bit.

They started late, so we only watched the first quarter.  We left because it was about a thousand degrees.  Nonetheless, it was good fun.

When we left Jon's school's team was up 18-6.  

We then talked about Jon's day and about a movie idea he had.

Hope you guys like it.

Episode 150 - Confucius: The Movie

We went out for dinner tonight, and on the way home Jon wanted to record

First off, today Jon used Garageband to create a new theme for his podcast, what do you think?

Then Jon talked about his idea for a movie about Confucius.  He's been interested in this for quite a while.

We had fun recording as we always do, and this time Isabelle is also on the podcast.  We hope you like it.


Episode 149 - Overtime

So Jon and I went to see the Greyhounds vs the Ottawa 67s. 

We've had bad luck so far this year as have the 'Hounds at home.  Oddly they haven't lost on the road.

so we recorded this one waiting for Isabelle to pick us up.   Happily the Greyhounds won in OT.  You'll even get the sound of an overtime goal thrown in.

On the left you see the game winning goal being scored, as mentioned in overtime.  It was exciting, and great to see the 'Hounds win in OT, but really, they shouldn't have let Ottawa hang around that long.

Anyway, enjoy.

Episode 148 - The Season Opener

Tonight Jon and I went to the opening game of the 2016-17 OHL season for the hometown Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

 Plus they got an empty netter right after I took this....

Plus they got an empty netter right after I took this....

This sort of cries out for a Jonathan Files, so, we recorded.

I got a new phone, let's see how it does with the recording and such.....

everything was fine until the third period when Windsor scored 5 unanswered goals. 

Still we had fun.  Oh I swore a couple of times in this one, sorry.....  Update!  It turns out that woman was flashing her lights at Isabelle because she didn't have her lights on, so she was trying to be a good Samaritan, yet, we hate on her in this episode.

Episode 147 - Jon Reviews Sully

 You can't go wrong with Tom Hanks and plane crashes

You can't go wrong with Tom Hanks and plane crashes

Hi everyone.

It has been quite a long time since Jon and have done one of these.  Things have been very busy for the both of us, Jon has started his second year of high school, and I'm back to teaching from my sabbatical.

Anyway, we're back with a review of 'Sully' which we just saw.  IT'S A PLANE CRASH MOVIE OF COURSE HE LOVED IT.  I was quite enamoured of it as well, though I don't think they treated the NTSB very fairly in the movie.

They have these reserved seats at the theatre, Jon and I didn't get them as it didn't seem necessary.

Hopefully we'll do a few more of these in the near future.

Episode 146 - Chi Cheemaun

We recorded this one in our trailer while we were camping.  We're back to having internet now, so I'm posting this.

We took the Chi cheemaun ferry from South Baymouth to Tobermory Ontario and then camped on the Bruce peninsula.  We stayed there for a couple of days and then moved on down to London to visit Maddie and grandma.

The ferry was fun, much smaller than the one we took from Newfoundland, but still it was impressive.

Jon ate on the ferry as well.

As for the song, well I had literally one song on my iPad which we used for this, and the funny thing was I mispronounced the name of the song to hilarious results!

We hope you like this one.

Episode 145 - Jon Reviews Star Trek Beyond

As with all Jonathan Files movie reviews, this is rife with spoilers.  So, SPOILER ALERT.

Yup, after having no episodes all summer, Jon's done two in two days.

So we just saw Star Trek Beyond.

Jon loved it.

I loved it.

Isabelle loved it.

It was really good!

So you know, we had to record a little something.  Anyway, enjoy.

Episode 144 - Jon Reviews Burger Don

There's another new burger restaurant in town, so we went.

Of course, we also had our devices, which meant Jon could do a review of the place on the way out.  I thought it was pretty damned good, and man, umm, ok we're all full.

Jon of course rated it out of five, as is his custom.

Hard to believe that this is our first one of the summer.

Jon has been working on odd movie ideas that involve hacking.  I assume the FSB is involved somehow.