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Five Films to Look Forward to Until Infinity War

2018 is here, and we’ve got movies we’re looking forward to. Here are five I’m excited about up until Avengers: Infinity War releases.

1 – Ready Player One

2 – A Wrinkle in Time

3 – A Quiet Place

4 – Black Panther

5 – The New Mutants

Josh’s Top 25 Films of 2017

Josh’s Top 25 Films of 2017

  1. Baby Driver
  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  3. Thor: Ragnarok
  4. Coco
  5. Wonder Woman
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  7. Spider-Man Homecoming
  8. Beauty and the Beast
  9. Get Out
  10. Split
  11. Darkest Hour
  12. Logan
  13. War for the Planet of the Apes
  14. Logan Lucky
  15. Wonder
  16. Lady Bird
  17. Wind River
  18. The Big Sick
  19. The Greatest Showman
  20. Cars 3
  21. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
  22. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  23. IT
  24. Detroit
  25. Jumanji

Infinity War Trailer Thoughts

“There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people. To see if we could become something more. So, when they needed us, we could fight the battles that they never could.”

And with that, the Infinity War Official Trailer is now in front of us, and there are so many thoughts!

1 – How viable a threat is Thanos?

He comes out very blasé and bored, doesn’t he? Remember when he puts on the glove and says, “I’ll just do it myself.” Here’s a guy who is tired of the minions failing repeatedly, so he’s now taking matters into his own hands. But if his apathetic nature is any indication, he truly believes he’s above fighting the superhero weaklings. I like this! A villain who not only believes he’s better, but by all indications, is better at fighting a war of this magnitude than his opponents. MCU needs Thanos to be the de-facto Villain. He needs to pose the greatest threat to the Avengers that any being has ever offered.

2 – Captain America Returns

Steve Rogers has had some time off from the light. What has happened to him in between Civil War and Infinity War? Does he have demons he’s battling after all these years of serving and protecting? Whatever the reasons for this apparently darker look, it’s good to have you back, Cap.

3 – Our Frightened Heroes

Every facial expression details a pain and a struggle that is at the heart of this story. Destruction is looming. How does this affect how the Avengers interact with one another? How do they all come together to defeat Thanos?

4 – Time to Die

It’s been a longstanding critique; someone needs to die in these movies. Civil War wasn’t the right time. But Infinity War is the right time. The weight of the moment requires it. Watch the trailer and see how effortlessly Thanos punches Iron Man to the ground; or how easily Vision is manhandled. The question then becomes: Who? Who takes the fall here? There’s no doubt that everyone has an opinion on this—theories will be flying for the next few months. My hope is that if someone dies that it’ not spoiled beforehand.

5 – Massive Scale

This one is easy because when you look at the cast, there is no other option but to go as big as possible. Think of all the greatest battles you’ve been on film; this one needs to be bigger, loftier, more intense. There is no other option here. The MCU has been building to this for so long that it’s time for the payoff.

One more thought…

6 – Hey, Guardians! WELCOME!

Watch the trailer here!

Why I’m Hopeful for Justice League

My name is Josh, and I’m excited for Justice League.

I know it’s cool to dog the DCEU, and hey, for the most part they deserve it! But Wonder Woman was amazing, and it’s so good that it almost absolves the powers that be of the calamities of the previous entries in the universe. Not completely, but almost!

So, with the release of the next chapter in the world of DC, let me give you five reasons why I’m pumped to see Justice League.

1 – The Wonder Woman Effect
This one’s easy, and I already mentioned it above: Wonder Woman was amazing; it’s one of my favorite films of the year. It’s about as good of a superhero movie that has ever been made, and I left the film wanting to see more. So, that’s what we get in Justice League: more Wonder Woman! All due respect to the Dark Knight, but this is Princess Diana’s world, and everyone else is just living in it. My hope is that she has a major role in this film; Gal Gadot deserves it for pulling DC out of the ashes. The fact that we get to see Wonder Woman in two movies in one calendar year is reason enough to be hopeful.

2 – They’ve learned from their mistakes
Perhaps it’s just wishful thinking on my part, but I have to believe that Zach Snyder and company have learned from their past mistakes and have went to great lengths to make sure that Justice League is done right. Because, why else do it? I can’t imagine that they didn’t take the criticisms of the past to heart and work to try to improve on the product. Nobody working on a film wants that film to be received poorly. And the past films, other than Wonder Woman, have been received very poorly. So, the hopeful movie lover in me wants to believe that they wanted to reverse that trend in a major way with Justice League.

3 – Above all, these are still characters we love
We can’t forget that these characters have been around a long time. Over 50 years! With that comes the obvious: a huge opportunity to put out quality characters and good stories. Because the material is right there for the taking! The lore, the history, it’s already in place; it’s just a matter of putting it on the big screen.

Two more.

4 – It’s a team-up blockbuster in November
We already had one to begin the month in Thor: Ragnarok, but this one feels different because of the obvious reason that the MCU has been around a long time and the DCEU is still just starting to plant its feet; with the MCU, there’s not much of an unknown at this point. With DCEU, there’s still a shred of uncertainty; namely, how will the actors mesh, and how will their storyline in this film shape the future. Either way, Justice League is a blockbuster movie. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting the same feeling I get the days leading up to the first weekend of May, and that’s a great feeling to have in November.

5 – It’s happening, so might as well go in hopeful.
Look, this movie is happening. It’s here. So I’ve just decided to go in with a hopeful attitude. I don’t know, maybe I’m crazy. Maybe it’s the holiday season, or maybe it’s because the days are shorter, but I feel compelled to offer up some seasonal forgiveness. The past is in the past; let bygones be bygones. This is a fresh opportunity for the DCEU, and it’s a great chance to win over the skeptics out there. I’m hopeful that they’ve done right by the fans  and that we’ll leave the theater this weekend happy with the film that we’ve just seen.

And if we don’t, well, there’s always Wonder Woman.

Why I’m Not Hopeful For Justice League

Hello people! Jordan here, and I’ve come to talk about the latest release of the DCU, which hits theaters this Thursday! That’s right! You probably already know that Justice League is coming to a theater near you, and If you were around when me and Josh discussed Batman V Superman, you probably remember us harking on sir Zach Snyder’s direction of the film. Ironically, I didn’t hate the film as much as Josh did. I thought there were some entertaining aspects, such as the fight with doomsday at the end and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne. Those parts were fine. Many more were not.

One of my favorite Youtubers and filmmakers is a blogger named Casey Neistat. A few years back, he came out with a video called “Casey’s Guide To Filmmaking,” which he primarily discusses the different camera’s he uses and the ones he used to use during his decade long career on the internet. One of the side aspect of that video is a concept that I heard for the first time back went this was first uploaded, and that concept is that story is king. Casey said that no matter how great your gear is, if the story is awful, none of it matters. I’d like to branch off from this “Story Is King” concept by saying that no matter how great the characters were in their comic heyday, if you don’t tell a good story with them on screen, none of that matters. I think Zach Snyder needs to be reminded is this concept.

The writing of Zach Snyder’s last DCU film, Batman V Superman, was so all over the place that it failed to be coherent. One of the worst parts of this often random feeling movie is a dream, where Batman is in the middle of some desert fighting off a bunch of (Desert bandits? Sand soldiers? Tusken Raiders?) dudes in vests, and then Flash shows up and says…something? Then that scene ends and is never referenced again. It’s confusing, strange in comparison to the rest of the film, and most of al it does not serve the STORY that the film had been telling. Zach Snyder shot and OK’d this for the movie. The Martha scene is another awful resolution that solves the movies problems so easily that everything before it seemed over the top after that scene ended. “Your mom has the same name as my mom? Nah we cool.” The division between Batman and Superman was building up a climax conflict that should have been played out for much more of the film, but it wasn’t. It was also why the title Batman V Superman is the worst title for the film. Blown expectations ShNYYDEE!

These inconsistencies that feed into the overall story are specifically why I have a hunch that Justice League will be awful. Snyder’s just doesn’t have the directing chops to keeps his stories in this universe railed. That concerns me, and it’s also why removing him from the driver’s seat of the films was the right decision. You can’t have a guy at the helm piecing together whole movies when he couldn’t even do it for one.

Joss Whedon WILL fix the franchise, but first we have to get through the last remnants of Zach Snyder’s influence, and if Justice League’s not absolutely terrible, I will be genuinely surprised.  LOOK FOR OUR REVIEW OF THE FILM MONDAY!!

 

 

Episode 100 Funko Pop Giveaway Details

To celebrate 100 episodes of the Stale Popcorn Podcast, we’re going to be doing a Funko Pop Twitter Giveaway. The rules are  simple:

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the contiguous 48 United States aged 18 or older.

Tweet requirements:

One (1) eligible person who follows @StalePopcornPod, likes, retweets, and responds to the giveaway tweet with their favorite movie of 2017 will be randomly selected from all eligible entries on November 18, 2017. Deadline to enter contest will be 11/18/17 at approximately 2:00PM CST and announced during our 101st episode, airing Monday, November 20th, 2017.

@StalePopcornPod will direct message the potential winner following the selection to provide information on redeeming the prize. Inability to contact @StalePopcornPod with the proper information within 48 hours will result in the prize being forfeited and awarded to an alternate possible winner.

Likes/Retweets/Comments must be made public on Twitter. No software-generated, robotic, scripted, programmed, or other automated online entries are permitted.

The winner will be decided at random using the tool www.competitionagency.com

All requirements for giveaway eligibility must be met, otherwise the participant is disqualified.

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Limit one (1) entry per person. All entries discovered to have been submitted by the same individual using multiple accounts will be disqualified. Your entry must meet all of the criteria mentioned.

Ineligible responses include responses that fail to comply with Offical Rules, as well as those that may be construed as threatening, abusive, harassing, defamator, hateful, embarrassing to another person, deceptive, obscene, contains racial slurs, or is not within the spirit of the Giveaway, as determined by the owners of the Stale Popcorn Podcast.

Stale Popcorn Podcast is not responsibile and shall not be liable for any condition caused by events that may cause the Giveaway to be disrupted, or any damage to prize during shipping or delivery.

Stale Popcorn Podcast reserves the right in its sole discertion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Giveaway. Stale Popcorn Podcast reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, to be acting in violation of the terms of Twitter, or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner.

3 Tips to Start & Maintain Your Podcast

We just finished episode 90 of our podcast this week (which you can listen to for FREE at our website, or on iTunes, or on Google Play, or on Stitcher, or on…you get the point!), and while we are very proud of all that we have accomplished so far with our show, we believe that we are just getting started. It has taken us a while to find our groove, and the cool thing is, we’re discovering that the groove is fluid. When you create something, you can do whatever you want with it. It really doesn’t matter because it’s yours. We try to keep our focus on movies, but there will be times when we decide to shoot from the hip and talk about life (I favor those episodes). That could lead us to talking about the great things that are happening for us, or the rough patches we’re going through. We love that the podcast is an outlet for us to give our thoughts not only on the film business, but on our day-to-day lives.

But how do we do this? How does this process work for us?

Well, let me say that while the process is going to be different for everyone, I believe that there are a few core ideas at play here and everyone can and should implement. So, here are some tips I can give you based on my podcasting experience over the past 90 episodes:

3. Preparation
I can’t emphasize this one enough. Preparation is key to really anything in life, and as such, it’s vital for anyone wanting to start up and maintain a podcast. Not only do we need to watch movies, but we must then think intentionally about what we have just seen and put those into cogent words. It’s about figuring out how to go deeper. It’s getting under the hood of the car to see what is really working. It’s a relatively simple practice that can be overlooked if you’re not being deliberate about it. It’s easy to try to go off-cuff, but I don’t recommend it, especially in the early stages of your podcast. From my experience, when we don’t prepare enough for our show, it is extremely evident, not only in the overall quality of the episode, but in our enjoyment of recording the episode. You can just tell when something is “off.” That’s not a place you want to be. Thankfully, it is completely avoidable.

Preparation doesn’t have to be rigid. On the contrary, fluid preparation is important to not make it feel like a chore. On our very first episode, we just knew we wanted to introduce ourselves and talk about two things: Star Wars Episode 7 and Jurassic World. That was it. That was our preparation. Could we have gone more in depth on that? Sure. We could have drawn up a diagram, wrote out critical pieces of information we wanted to hit on, but it’s just not something we felt like we needed for our first episode. We had our two movies, and that was that. It was enough to get the ball rolling.

I don’t think that preparation should be exhausting. At least it never has been for me with our podcast. I’ve just chosen to see it as fundamentally necessary for the overall quality of our show and to give me peace of mind. It can be done in as little as 10 minutes for a one hour episode, and it be as concise as writing down three bullet points. I can see a difference when I take just a few minutes to think about what I’m going to say on our episodes. It’s through preparation that we can delve into spontaneity, but without being properly prepared beforehand, the spontaneous moments would never, ever happen.

We have a weekly show, and occasionally we’ll throw in some extra episodes. But for the most part, we know that every Monday, we’ll have a new show. And it’s important to at least know a few days before we record what we’re going to talk about. I started up a Google Document and planned our next 30 episodes, all the way up until the Academy Awards air in March 2018. It took about half an hour and I just started jotting down every topic I could think of. It was fun and it got a lot off my mind regarding all the things I’ve been wanting to tackle on the show.

It’s good to have something like this even if you don’t stick with it. For example, for our 91st episode, we’re going to be talking about something totally different than what I had written down, because something else interests us and things change. But just knowing that we’ve got a plan as a backup is a huge relief of burden and honestly, it allows for more free thinking.

Next, I try to keep up to date with movie news. It only takes a few minutes to skim headlines, and if something piques my interest, I’ll stop and read more thoroughly. But for the most part, this is a very simple idea that just allows for us to talk about film news on the episode. If it’s something I know I’ll want to talk about, I make a note of it. If it’s not, then I’ll forget about it.

I believe that the longer you do something, the easier it will be and the less structured the preparedness can be in theory. You’ll always want to prepare, but as you get use to the rhythm and flow of your episodes, it’ll become easier.

2. Relaxation
There’s no getting past it. If you’re not relaxed, it’s going to affect how you feel. If you’re tense and tight, you’re just not going to have as fun with what you’re doing. A few things I like to do beforehand: take a few deep breaths, do some short vocal exercises, and practice saying a few lines: Sometimes I write out our intro, and that leads me into relaxing myself into the episode. It really helps. Don’t, I repeat, don’t worry so much about promoting the podcast, because the truth is, if you love what you’re doing, the listeners and downloads will come with time. And besides, you’re not doing this to get a set number of downloads. Do we want to have listeners? Of course, but it’s not the main thing, and it really shouldn’t even be on the top list of things you evaluate for your podcast anyway. So, allow yourself to relax and embrace the actual process of recording your episode and try not to stress about the little things that ultimately take away your joy from what you’re trying to do.

1. Enjoyment
As crazy as it sounds, I must remind myself that this is all supposed to be fun. There’s no competition here. We’re not trying to become something that we’re not. We’re just trying to have fun. Jordan and I use to talk on the phone quite a bit about movies, and so one day we said, “Why not just podcast this?” And that’s how it all got started. The truth about it is that we just love movies. I personally try to think more positively about the movies that I watch and I try to limit my criticism unless I’m just feeling particularly sarcastic and biting on that day. And on those days, I give myself some time to vent, and then try to reign myself back in and remember that film is one of the greatest avenues of expression, and it’s a fantastic way to immerse a person.

I’ve gotten stuck in a negative mindset a time or two on the podcast, and each time I regret it. Yes, there are some bad movies out there. And yes, I think they’re bad too. That’s not to say you can’t give constructive criticism, but it is to say that you probably want to start your movie podcast (or whatever topic it might be) because you love the subject and you want to learn more about it. Don’t forget what brought you to the dance in the first place. Kill the cynicism and enjoy what you’re doing. Don’t record what you hope people will enjoy listening to. Record what you want to talk about! There are genres that I just don’t watch. So, I’m not going to start just because I think some people want to hear it. It wouldn’t be fair to anyone. Instead, I watch things I know I’ll probably like. That’s why I’m more positive about the movies I see because I already know beforehand that I’m probably going to like them anyway. That’s not to say you can’t stretch yourself and try new things. It’s because of the podcast that I’ve watched so many movies that I otherwise never would have and I’ve discovered new forms of storytelling that I really like. Try new things if you feel inclined, but if you don’t, then don’t force yourself to watch movies or shows you know you’re just not going to like. The bottom line: ENJOY! The only person who needs to be satisfied with your podcast is you. Make it fun! Make it memorable! Love what you’re doing and the rest will take care of itself.

There are certainly many other aspects to podcasting. Scripted vs. non-scripted, episode length, editing, debate vs. discussion, equipment, logo design, and all that fun stuff. But at the core of it all, the three things I talked about above are what I find most important. Preparation, relaxation, and enjoyment. If you start with those three, and truly allow yourself to be “in” those things, everything else will just be a continuation of that. You’ll be happier, and you’ll want to podcast more. And that’s really what all of this is about.

Take care!

Josh

Josh’s Top 5 Films of the Summer

September is here, folks! And even though fall doesn’t start for a few more weeks (right around my birthday, as always!), I’m still compelled to throw my hands up and wave goodbye to heatwaves and overloaded sweat glands when this month starts up. Yes, temperatures are still hovering in the upper 80’s, but that doesn’t mean I can’t go ahead and start dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes and falling leaves.

This summer flew by, didn’t it? And while the box office seems to have took a nosedive, good times were had here at the podcast, as just about every week we were at the theater, taking in superheroes and heists, car chases and world takeovers. Ultimately, it was a satisfying summer, low box office numbers and all.

Here are my top 5 movies of the summer, spoiler-free.

5. Logan Lucky
I can’t express how great and refreshing it was to see this unique take on the heist genre. It’s just ridiculous enough to work. The trailer doesn’t exactly evoke the charming nature of this one enough, and so it would certainly be excusable to simply skip out on Logan Lucky for the simple fact that the trailers don’t sell how engaging and thoughtful this film really is. I consider it to be well-written and well-acted. It’s clear as day that the actors had a blast with this one, and that makes it that much more enjoyable. You’ll go because of Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, and Adam Driver, and you’ll stay for the solid execution of the concept. The thick accents are absolutely part of the charm of this one. I love that this movie doesn’t play up the hillbilly stereotype as much as it pays homage to it.

4. Spider-Man: Homecoming
The hype for this one was oddly all over the place. There were actual complaints from people about Tony Stark being featured so prominently in the marketing. Well, yeah, of course! Hello, this is what we wanted! We were craving Spider-Man in the MCU. What, they weren’t going to use the character that effectively started this whole shebang to continue Peter Parker’s initiation to the universe?

I loved every aspect of this film; Tony Stark was in it enough to remind us that, “Oh yeah, all of this is connected,” and Peter’s struggle to juggle real high school elements with his desire to become Spider-Man was interesting. There is also an emotional depth at play here that we have rarely seen from most of the MCU movies. I was taken back at just how invested I was in the levels of emotion in the characters. And let’s give a huge shout-out to Michael Keaton, who brought a great performance as The Vulture. There is a solid twist in this film that brought an audible gasp throughout the crowd that I’ve never, ever heard in a Marvel movie before. It’s moments like this that enable this movie to be so effective in the story it is telling.

3. Wonder Woman
We could write and podcast for days about our issues with the DC Extended Universe, but that’s not what this is about. This is about the great film that is Wonder Woman. I love that this is standalone. It isn’t trying to be overly connected to everything else that has come before. It is trying to establish its own characters without the crutch of the past, and it does so admirably, as we really learn to embrace the world that we’re given on screen. It’s insanely fun to watch, and it has a ton of heart to boot. Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman, and she owns the role. She has become priority #1 for each collaboration moving forward, starting with Justice League. Make sure that her role is at the forefront of this one; she deserves it. She is what the fans want to see. This movie packs a solid punch of excitement and story and gives us a sense that what we’re witnessing is on a level of epicness that we absolutely must tune in to.

2. War for the Planet of the Apes
A film that is dark and full of dread doesn’t exactly spell out fun, summer blockbuster, and it’s not a fun film at all. In has a moment here and there where it tries to break up the insane tension, but that’s not what the tone is about. This is a film lynched to the ideas of abandonment and the forsaking of human decency. The people have effectively taken on the role of savage beasts, while the apes have become the species of peace and forgiveness. It’s an odd dynamic, but we find ourselves totally rooting against the humans from the word, “go.” Each of the movies in this trilogy has created a different enemy, and Woody Harrelson takes it upon himself to become the most ruthless of them all, showing no signs of empathy or remorse for his actions. The character of Caesar has become iconic in my eyes. Andy Serkis brings his all to this character, and if you trace the genealogy of this role back to the start, the journey of Caesar has been amazing to watch unfold. This is a fitting and sublime end to a wonderful trilogy of films.

1. Baby Driver
It’s hard to top a movie like Baby Driver, which has just about everything going for it: A creative director, a unique take on a tried and true genre, a fun romantic component, solidly written characters, and top notch people to play those characters. At the top of all that is the soundtrack, which becomes its own character and just as important as any actual person in the movie. How cool is that?

This movie is not only a ton of fun, it is tense and unnerving at times but it never loses track of the type of film that it is, an action movie with heist elements that focuses on the charming personalities of its characters to take it to another tier. This tier is reserved for films that are expertly crafted from start-to-finish, functioning like a well-oiled machine designed to bring the viewer pure enjoyment and excitement. Baby Driver is a cinematic treat, and not only is it my number one film of the summer, it’s my favorite movie of the year.

Thanks for reading!

Let’s Write About Movies!

 

Some opinions are better expressed in written format.

We’re heading into our 90th episode next week, and as always, we’ll talk about something in the movie-sphere that we find interesting and relevant (in this case, we’ll step away from movies and discuss the Netflix series “The Defenders”). And if you’ve ever listened to our episodes, we typically get long winded. We don’t keep it simple at the Stale Popcorn Podcast. If something is easy and needs to be made convoluted, we’re your podcast!

With that out of the way, I feel there is an opportunity here to dive into more content, because sometimes what we want to express simply doesn’t fit into the flow of our weekly show and is better served for another arena.

Therefore, it is my goal to bring written content to the site. We typically have a rough outline of topics we want to tackle on the show, but we try to keep it as consistently comparable as we can; you probably won’t hear us talking about the latest Disney movie and then also talking about the goriest film we’ve ever seen in the same episode, because they don’t fit together. And since some topics don’t stretch into 30 minute podcasts, we leave them on the cutting room floor. There is no telling how many topics we have abandoned because they just didn’t mesh with what we’re trying to do on our weekly podcast.

There are a few topics I want to take a run at soon, so get ready for some Stale Popcorn reading very soon. In the meantime, we just posted our 89th episode for your listening pleasure. On that episode, we discuss the Big 4 in the Netflix Marvel Series, and in typical SPP fashion, we go off on some tangents and find some way to re-align with our main topic. So, give that a listen, and as always, let us know what you think by connecting with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

See you soon!

– Josh

Episode 62: Malco Theater Frustrations | Get Out

 

Josh jumps up on his soapbox to discuss the latest news that his city of Owensboro, Kentucky is getting a new theater from a familiar chain, while another theater is closing. And he’s not happy. Jordan then reviews the Jordan Peele thriller, “Get Out.” Enjoy the chaos!

 

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Mentioned In Todays Episode

Malco Theater
Get Out Cast
M. Night Shymalan
The Village
Nintendo Switch
Jurassic World 2 begins filming
Shriek 5 confirmed 
Dr. Strange release
Hayao Miyazaki comes out of retirement
Matt Reeves directing The Batman
Shooting Stars Meme
Bernie’s Jokes
Tiny Trumps

Episode 61: Oscar Predictions 2017

 

Today Jordan and Josh go through all of 2017 Oscar Nominees and discuss who they think will win each category and as well as who they want to win. Enjoy!

 

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Jordan’s Hair
Rosie O’Donnell as Steve Bannon
Song that Jordan Mixed
The Energy Bus(Book)
Ben Affleck leaving DC
Donald Glover to play Simba
2017 Oscar Nominees

Episode 60: Lego Batman

 

Today Jordan and Josh reflect on there experiences with the Best Picture nominees and how it has given them prospective. They also talk about conflict in story and whether it’s important to story structure. We also give our first review of a 2017 film, Lego Batman! Enjoy.

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Deadpan Romantic Poster
Moonlight trailer
Spore short
Lego Batman Cast

 

 

Episode 59: Lion, Hacksaw Ridge

 

Today Jordan and Josh talk about two more best film nominees, Hacksaw Ridge and Lion. We give our reviews of the film and give our take on how they stack up against the other nominees. Enjoy.

 

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The Oscar Director’s Roundtable
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries 
Hacksaw Ridge cast
Lion cast

Episode 58: Oscar Nominations

 

Today Jordan and Josh assess every category of the Academy awards, from Best Picture to Best Costume Design. Enjoy!

 

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Amy Adams
John Goodman
Meryl Streep In Florence Foster Jenkins
2017 Academy Award Nominees

 

Episode 57: Most Anticipated Films Of 2017

Today Jordan and Josh give you their most anticipated films of 2017. They, like everyone, are very excited for Star Wars Episode VIII and MCU movies, and since it is already common knowledge that these films are coming out this year, we decided to focus on films that may be going under the radar that we think could turn out to be great films. Enjoy.

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Mentioned In Todays Episode

The Buffalo Bills
Bill Clinton looks at Ivonca Trump
George Bush’s pancho
Daredevil on Netflix
The Circle Trailer
Power Rangers Trailer
The Mummy Trailer
The Dark Tower IMDB
Dunkirk Trailer
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Ghost In The Shell Trailer

Episode 56: La La Land

 

Today we talk about a film that is looking to build up quite a trophy room during award season, in fact it’s already grabbed several Golden Globes. We finally got our chance to check out La La Land for ourselves. One of us loves it WAY more than the other, and we give our reasons why. We hope you enjoy.

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