Thursday, December 14, 2017

'The Last Jedi' (non-spoiler) review

On this week’s Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski of The News-Herald and Morning Journal discuss the following topics:
• Meszoros has seen “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and Podolski has not. The latter has plenty of questions, and the former gives his thumbs up or thumbs down for the film that opens Dec. 15.
• Meszoros glows about the new Guillermo del Toro film, “The Shape of Water.”
• The Marks break down Disney’s reported $52 billion deal to buy 21st Century Fox.
• Finally, they look at the Browns’ chase to go 0-16.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

'Justice League' review

On this week’s Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski of The News-Herald and Morning Journal discuss - spoiler-free - “Justice League,” which opens this weekend, plus a look at the winter movie season, highlighted by “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thor Ragnarok, Stranger Things 2 reviews

On this week's Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros of The News-Herald and Morning Journal review "Thor: Ragnarok," set for release this week, plus Netflix's "Stranger Things 2." The Marks also also discuss the Browns missing out on QB Jimmy Garappolo, the funk the Cavaliers are currently in, and Ohio State's positioning in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

October blues for Indians, Browns, Lebron

On this week's episode of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Podolski and Mark Mezoros of The News-Herald and the Morning Journal discuss the following topics:

- The Indians stunning first-round collapse against the Yankee

- The Browns benching DeShone Kizer in favor of Kevin Hogan

- LeBron James' sprained ankle with the regular-season opener approaching

- The new trailers for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Justice League"

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

A streak to remember

On this week's Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros of The News-Herald and Morning Journal are joined by pro sports writer Jeff Schudel to discuss the Indians' record-setting winning streak, the Browns' season-opening loss to the Steelers, DeShone Kizer's performance, Willoughby South grad Kareem Hunt's memorable NFL debut and more.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Goodbye Kyrie, Hello Kizer

On this week's Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros of The News-Herald and Morning Journal discus the following topics:

-Was the Kyrie Irving trade the best the Cavaliers could do? And what to make about Isaiah Thomas' hip injury concerns?

-The DeShone Kizer era has begun with the Browns. The Marks weigh in on that and the 2017 season.

-The Indians are prime for another playoff run, but the injuries to Andrew Miller, Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis are a concern.

-Meszoros' fall movie preview is headlined by "Thor Ragnarok" and "Justice League." Which super hero blockbuster will be the best?

-Plus, Meszoros chimes in on the season finale of "Game of Thrones," and Podolski is excited about Netflix.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Talking Kizer, Trubisky and Kyrie

On this episode of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros of The News-Herald and Morning Journal discuss the following topics:

- The NFL debuts of the Browns' DeShone Kizer and the Bears' Mitchell Trubisky. Should both begin the season as their team's starter at quarterback?

- Will the Cavalies gather for media day in Independence with Kyrie Irving still on their roster? The Marks try to figure it out.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Derrick Rose rumors, plus Stipe Miocic, Game of Thrones, Dunkirk talk

On this week's Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski of The News-Herald and Morning Journal discuss the following topics:

- The Derrick Rose-to-the-Cavaliers rumors

- Christopher Nolan's new war film "Dunkirk," which opens in theaters this weekend

- UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic won't talk about his next opponent with UFC until issues with his contract have been addressed.

- Meszoros breaks down the start of a new season of HBO's "Game of Thrones."

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Spider-Man, Planet of the Apes add summer sizzle

On this week's Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski of The News-Herald and Morning Journal discuss the following topics:

- "Spider-Man: Homecoming," which opens on July 7. The Marks rave about Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man, and everything else in Spidey's glorious return to the big screen.

- "War for The Planet of The Apes," which opens on July 14. The Apes trilogy comes to an end, and the Marks can't get enough of this film directed by Matt Reeves. Bottom line: Run out to see Spider-Man and Planet of the Apes.

- Meszoros also discusses "Despicable Me 3" and "Baby Driver," plus "Wonder Woman" reaches $700 million worldwide at the box office, and Podolski is ready for a switch to Netflix.

- The Marks break down the Indians' Jose Ramirez's rise to becoming an all-star, and Chauncey Billups' decision to say no to the Cavaliers' general manager post.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Agreeing to disagree on David Griffin's departure

On this week's Mark&Mark Podcast episode, Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros have a lively discussion about David Griffin's departure as Cavaliers general manager. Plus, the Marks recap the NBA Finals, and discuss the new film "Transformers: The Last Knight" and the so-so summer movie season so far.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wonderful discussion: NBA Finals preview, Wonder Woman review

On this week's Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski of The News-Herald and Morning Journal preview the NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors, then discuss the new superhero film "Wonder Woman," which opens this weekend. The Marks give their Finals predictions, plus thumbs up or down for the Gal Gadot-led movie.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

LeBron and Stipe greatest of all time?

On this episode of the Mark&Mark Podocast, Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski of The News-Herald and Morning Journal raise the question: Is LeBron James in line to be the great basketball player of all time? Plus, Podolski discusses UFC champion Stipe Miocic's status of becoming the greatest heavyweight of all time. Finally, the Marks discuss "Alien Convenant," which hits theaters this weekend.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Summer movie preview

On this week's episode of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros of The News-Herald and The Morning Journal preview the summer movie season, starting with "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," which opens everywhere on May 5. Joining the Marks is Mentor High School senior Isabella Futchi, who is shadowing members of The N-H staff in May.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

NFL Draft preview

Cleveland pro sports writer Jeff Schudel joins Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros on this week's Mark&Mark podcast to preview the NFL Draft, and discuss the Cavaliers' first-round series vs. the Pacers. The guys talk, of course, about the quarterbacks, including Mentor native Mitchell Trubisky. Will the Browns trade down from the No. 1 overall pick? What about at Nos. 12 and 33 overall? Plus, Cavaliers talk focuses on the state of the Eastern Conference playoffs with the No. 1 seed Celtics in trouble vs. the Bulls.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Cavaliers, Indians on April 5 ... Oh what a night!

On this week's episode of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Cleveland Pro Sports writer Jeff Schudel joins Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros of The News-Herald and Morning Journal to discuss a memorable April 5 as the Cavaliers took control of the East with a big win over the Celtics, and the Indians came from behind to defeat the Rangers,a win highlighted by Francisco Lindor's dramatic ninth-inning grand slam.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy trails to Chapel Hills, N.C.

On the March 23 episode of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski of The News-Herald and Morning Journal discuss the following topics:

- Podolski's trip to Chapel Hill, N.C., for Mentor grad Mitchell Trubisky's pro day at the University of North Carolina, and the absence of the Browns' Sashi Brown and Hue Jackson.

- Meszoros breaks down the upcoming Cleveland International Film Festival, and four documentaries to watch.

- Podolski on his upcoming story about the documentary, "Breaking Balls," about the annual bocce tournament in Wickliffe, and its director and producer John Vourlis, a Wickliffe native.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Browns free agency and a spirited Terrelle Pryor discussion.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This podcast was recorded before the Browns traded for Texans QB Brock Osweiler.
On this week’s episode of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Podolski, Mark Meszoros and guest Jeff Schudel of The News-Herald and Morning Journal discuss the following topics:

• How much did the Browns improve with the reported signings of offensive linemen Joel Bitonio, Kevin Zeitler and J.C. Tretter, plus wide receiver Kenny Britt?

• Is wide receiver Terrelle Pryor worth re-signing?

• Mitchell Trubisky’s performance at the NFL Scouting Combine.

• Meszoros and Podolski discuss two new films, “Logan” and “Kong: Skull Island,” the latter which opens this weekend.

• Podolski talks about next week’s Cleveland Wizard World and his interview with Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, who will make an appearance.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Oscars preview

On this week's episode of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros of The News-Herald and Morning Journal preview the Feb. 26 Academy Awards show.

Will "La La Land" make history, plus who are the favorites, and who could surprise?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Talking LeBron, Carmelo, Charles

On this episode of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros of The News-Herald and Morning Journal discuss the following topics:

- The controversy surrounding LeBron James. First, the Marks discuss James' he-said, he-said squabble with TNT's Charles Barkley, and then the rumors of Cavaliers trade involving Carmelo Anthony.

- The Patriots' rally to defeat the Falcons in the Super Bowl was a win for the ages, and continues to show as long as the Browns don't have a quarterback, they have no chance.

- Thumbs up or thumbs down for the Lego Batman Movie? The Marks break it down.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

2017 movie preview

On this week's episode of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros of The News-Herald and The Morning Journal discuss the following topics:

- The Marks preview the 2017 slate of movies, including the likes of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Dunkirk," "Justic League," and others.

- Meszoros reacts to the Academy Awards nominations.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Should the Browns draft Mitch Trubisky No. 1?

On this week's episode of the Mar&Mark Podcast, pro sports writer Jeff Schudel joins Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros to discuss the following topics:

- Should the Browns draft North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky of Mentor High School No. 1 overall?

- Are the Indians the favorites in the American Leauge after signing free agent Edwin Encarnacion? Is the signing the biggest in franchise history?

- Where Kyle Korver fits in with the Cavaliers after the team made the move to trade for the Atlanta Hawks sharp shooter.

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