Episode 198 – Key Frames: Memento (2000)

guy-pearce-memento-christopher-nolanThis week we continue “Key Frames” where we discuss movies that were and are key in our love of film. Nick’s pick is this week and it’s 2000’s Memento! Also, Summer Movie Wager results are in! We’ve got a smattering of other topics to discuss too.

Show Notes:

  • Introduction
  • Summer Movie Wager 2016 Results (0:02:24)
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Gordon (0:06:51)
    • Sandy (Alasdair) (0:08:12)
  • Brief Jumanji remake discussion (0:09:26)
  • Tim watched End of Days (0:11:35)
  • Willie watched The Visit and The Boy (0:17:49)
  • Alex watched Easy on Netflix (0:22:30)
  • Jorma Taccone and Will Forte revealed they’re working on MacGruber 2 (0:23:54)
  • Tim watched the Lethal Weapon and The Exorcist premieres on TV (0:26:57)
  • Key Frames: Memento (2000) (0:28:30)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:59:20)
  • Outro

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Episode 197 – Key Frames: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

spider-man_2_posterThis week we continue “Key Frames” where we discuss movies that were and are key in our love of film. Tim’s pick is this week and it’s 2004’s Spider-Man 2! We also talk about the Emmys and what we’ve been watching including The ProgramThe Wire, and more!

Show Notes:

  • Introduction
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Nick: The ProgramThe Wire Season 1 (0:02:04)
    • Tim: Stranger ThingsRingu: Kanzenban, The Captains, The Blair Witch ProjectThe Sixth Sense (0:12:35)
    • Willie: The OfficeThe Blair Witch ProjectThe Sixth Sense (0:17:25)
    • Alex: Ghostbusters (2016), Braindead Season 1 (0:20:57)
  • Brief discussion on the Emmys (0:24:13)
  • Key Frames: Spider-Man 2 (2004) (0:27:49)
  • Outro

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Episode 196 – Key Frames: The Lost Boys (1987)

the-lost-boys-movie-posterThis week we return to “Key Frames” where we discuss movies that were and are key in our love of film. Willie’s pick is this week and it’s the 1987s classic The Lost Boys! We also have an important announcement at the top of the show, Nick discusses One More Time with Feeling, and the 30 most polarizing movies of the 21st century.

Show Notes:

  • Introduction
  • An Important Announcement (0:01:48)
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Nick: One More Time with Feeling (0:08:33)
  • Film News:
  • Key Frames: The Lost Boys (1987) (0:35:12)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:58:24)
  • Outro

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Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 195 – Hell or High Water

hell-or-high-water-posterDo we feel robbed by Hell or High Water or did David Mackenzie’s latest film steal our hearts away? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk about what we’ve been watching and some film news as well!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Nick: The Kings of SummerThe Office (US TV Series) (0:01:38)
    • Lance: Yoga Hosers, Finding NemoThe Night Of (HBO Series) (0:07:27)
    • Tim: Ju-On: White GhostNow You See Me 2, West of Zanzibar (0:16:33)
    • Alex: You’re the Worst Season 3 Premiere, Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 (0:23:36)
  • Film News:
    • Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson will star in Shanghai Dawn and Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar (0:25:29)
    • Rumors say Sony has offered Daniel Craig $150 Million for two more Bond films (0:26:46)
    • Mel Gibson’s latest directorial effort, Hacksaw Ridge, received standing ovations at the Venice Film Festival (0:34:38)
    • A secret has recently been revealed about John Carpenter’s The Thing (0:39:53)
  • Full Review: Hell or High Water (0:44:23)
    • SPOILERS START: (1:08:50)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

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Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 194 – Don’t Breathe

dont-breathe-2016-posterDid director Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe leave us breathless or did it just make us sigh with disdain? Find out on this week’s episode! We also play a music game and talk about film news.

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Film News:
    • Ben-Hur (2016) flopped big time (0:02:16)
    • Gene Wilder has passed away at age 83 (0:18:48)
  • Willie’s Music Challenge (0:26:40)
  • Full Review: Don’t Breathe (0:51:28)
    • SPOILERS START: (1:06:58)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 193 – Kubo and the Two Strings

 

kuboAre we singing a song about Kubo and the Two Strings or did the film fall a little flat? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk about Don’t Think TwiceAliens, and more!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Steven on Netflix’s The Ranch (0:23:35)
    • Joep on It and Stephen King (0:27:55)
    • Lance on the greatest living directors (0:00:00)
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Nick: Aliens (0:01:42)
    • Tim: The Ju-on Franchise (0:11:20)
    • Alex: Don’t Think Twice (0:22:02)
  • Full Review: Kubo and the Two Strings (0:31:25)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:55:05)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 192 – The Lobster

colin-farrell-in-the-lobster

Are we all eager beavers in professing our love for The Lobster or do we just wish director Yorgos Lanthimos would just clam up? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk about what we’ve been watching as well as some listener feedback!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Nick: Suicide Squad (0:01:42)
    • Tim: Supergirl Season 1 (0:11:20)
    • Willie: Boy Meets WorldMighty Morphin’ Power RangersDemolition Man (0:14:44)
    • Alex: The Thin Blue Line (0:22:02)
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Gordon on Suicide Squad and The Dark Tower (0:23:35)
    • Alasdair/Sandy on Jason Bourne (0:27:55)
  • Full Review: The Lobster (0:31:25)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:55:05)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 191 – Suicide Squad

suicide-squad-movie-2016-posterIs Warner Bros./DC’s latest film “good for the mission” or is it tantamount to movie studio suicide? Find out on this week’s episode where we discuss David Ayer’s Suicide Squad! We also talk about who we think are the best living and working filmmakers today.

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • David Fincher is in talks to direct the sequel to World War Z (0:02:01)
  • Listener Feedback: Jason K. wants to know who we think are the best living and working filmmakers today. (0:07:38)
  • Full Review: Suicide Squad (0:19:31)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:44:46)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 190 – Jason Bourne and Stranger Things

strangerthingsposterJason_Bourne_Poster_1Does director Paul Greengrass make us feel Bourne again? Are we ready for Even Stranger Things? Find out this week when we talk about Jason Bourne and Stranger Things! Alex also takes a moment to talk about his experience at the Alamo Drafthouse in Leesburg, VA.

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Alex’s Alamo Drafthouse Experience (0:03:06)
  • Full Review: Jason Bourne (0:11:04)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:25:05)
  • Full Review: Stranger Things (0:34:43)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:57:11)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Pennywise and Me: A Look at Stephen King’s IT

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Stephen King’s original novel IT, the 1990 television miniseries, and the upcoming 2017 theatrical release.

The Urban Legend

Just like the kids in Stephen King’s seminal 1986 novel IT, my first encounter with Pennywise the Dancing Clown was in the fifth grade. I hadn’t yet been exposed to Stephen King’s book or Tim Curry’s brilliant performance in the small screen adaptation, but I knew the legend. A childhood classmate of mine regaled my friends and I with the tale of a young boy who just wanted to sail his paper boat on the flooded streets of his neighborhood. Of the murderous clown that took his life and the friends that united to fight back.

But the tale we were told didn’t take place in the fictional town of Derry, Maine. Instead, it took place in our neighborhood. The boy with the paper boat went to our school years before, as did the kids that finally put a stop to the rampage of Pennywise. For us, the story became the stuff of urban legend. Read more ›

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