On this episode I am joined by the host of Cinematic for the People, Ben Zuk, as we take a gamble on Adam McKay in THE BIG SHORT which inspires us to do some cinematic number crunching by revisiting the documentary STARTUP.COM and JC Chandor’s MARGIN CALL. But before that we see if this latest Michael Lewis adaptation crashes on the silver screen.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
On this episode Todd Haynes' new film CAROL inspires NOT ONLY a conversation with Dave from Pop Culture Case Study on this Cate Blanchett/Rooney Mara romance, but ALSO a previous Haynes' movie in FAR FROM HEAVEN. That film was inspired by Douglas Sirk melodramas such as ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS and for that particular Julianne Moore/Jane Wyman throwdown, I bring in the only podcaster I know with a Jane Wyman calendar on his wall, Andrew of the great AB Film Review!
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
On this episode we are joined Jairo of The True Bromance Film Podcast to tinker with Star Wars. First with the creator-approved tinkering of Star Wars: A New Hope the Special Edition and then with the fan fixing of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in The Phantom Edit. But first, we see what type of fan service JJ Abrams provides to resurrect the franchise with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Monday, December 21, 2015
On this episode we make a home for those suffering from arrested development with Karly of Core Temp Arts and Ash Blodgett of Laugh Stache and the podcast Let’s Rewatch. The double feature we've selected to keep us young at heart stars Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn in OLD SCHOOL as middle-aged men have a mid-life crisis and try to recreate frat glory days, and then Will Ferrell once again as one half of STEP BROTHERS who refuse to leave the nest. But first, Karly and I attempt to get along as SISTERS to kick off this podcast party.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
On this episode Ben Zuk of Cinematic For The People joins the show to talk about sea beasts killing the movie star in JAWS and DEEP BLUE SEA. This particular pairing has been inspired by the new Ron Howard/Chris Hemsworth collaboration IN THE HEART OF THE SEA.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
On this episode we welcome the return of Andrew and Bernadette from THE AB FILM REVIEW for an episode inspired by new release BROOKLYN as we look at small defeats and victories between two worlds in CLERKS and ABOUT SCHMIDT.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
On this episode we begin our second honeymoon phase after episode 200 with Andrew and Bernadette from The AB Film Review by taking an unfortunate trip to see BY THE SEA. Thankfully this film inspired a more interesting double feature with couples traveling through a marriage in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD where Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio plan to save their marriage by moving to Europe and in CERTIFIED COPY a couple who may or may not be married go through various stages of a relationship as they spend a day in Tuscany walking and talking.
Friday, December 4, 2015
On this episode we celebrate two hundred of these conversations by not only talking about the new film SPOTLIGHT with Jairo from the True Bromance Film Podcast, but also spotlighting some of our favorite shows and friends we’ve made on this podcasting journey. Big thanks to all of those podcasters for participating and an even bigger thanks to our guest Shannon Strucci of Strucci Movies for watching a double feature for this episode on journalists covering cover-ups in ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN and SHATTERED GLASS.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Ep. 199 - All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (American Hustle vs. The Wolf of Wall Street)
On this episode we celebrate the rise and fall of capitalist ventures. Starting with the documentary from Colin Hanks on The Rise and Fall of Tower Records, ALL THINGS MUST PASS. This loosely inspired a look back at the con artists from AMERICAN HUSTLE who find themselves involved with too big of a con and Leonardo DiCaprio playing a man who can’t get big enough in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.