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 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 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 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.

Episode 142 - Jon Reviews Money Monster

Today Jon and I went to see Money Monster, the George Clooney/Julia Roberts vehicle.  It looks interesting (I'm writing this before we go) and has gotten fair to middling reviews, with a 55 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Here's a guess, Jon will love it, and I will think it was ok.

Hopefully I can get Jon to talk a bit about the movie, the cast and such as well as his recent interest in dubstep and electronic music, which, while I find odd, I think it is a good thing.

We're dedicating this one to our buddy JC.


Episode 122 - High School

Jon started high school today.  As I dropped him off I asked if he wanted me to come in with him to help him find stuff, his response was 'don't worry Dad, I got this" which made me pretty damned proud.

So, on the way home (it was a half day today) we recorded some.  Jon is, to say the least, rather nonchalant about the whole deal.  I wish to hell I could have had that attitude when I started high school....

Episode 120 - Jon Reviews Pixels

Well, I just got back from the Marshall McLuhan Podcaster Roundtables, where I met a few Jonathan Files fans, and Jon, of course, had some time without his father which, well, if you know me, is probably a blessing....  

Jon claims he did not stay up too late when I was gone, but I simply don't believe him.

So, Isabelle took Jon to see Pixels. Now I have heard nothing but bad things about this movie, but, Jon loved it.  You know, in a way that is Adam Sandler's business model, make crap that people like.  


Episode 102 - Jon Reviews The Gambler

As the Christmas holidays wind down Jon is having his last present.  Jon loves hotels and elevators as you know, so, one of his Christmas gifts is a night in a local hotel.

Earlier in the day Jon went to see The Gambler.  Not the old made for TV movie with Kenny Rogers, no no, the new movie with Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman.

John liked it, and rated it accordingly.

We hope you like the episode.

Episode 72 - Jon Reviews Winter's Tale

So Jon went to see 'Winter's Tale' this weekend.  Critics have panned it, not Jon, but to find out what he gave it, you have to listen in.

Episode 70 - Confucius and the Dentist

Jon in the waiting room at the dentist's office

Jon in the waiting room at the dentist's office

On our way to the dentist Jon explains his interest in Confucius.

He, of course, also talked about movie ideas and MLP.  All in all a good morning, as his dental appointment went well.