Ep. 192 – Spectre (Dr. No vs. Thunderball)

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On this episode we recruit Karly of Core Temp Arts and Dave from the Pop Culture Case Study podcast to track down SPECTRE, the new James Bond film from Sam Mendes that brings back that villainous organization, by looking at previous appearances of this gentleman’s club in DR. NO and THUNDERBALL.

Also special appearance by fellow Following Films podcast Cinematic For The People!

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Ep. 191 – Digging for Fire (Eyes Wide Shut vs. Love Is Strange)

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On this episode we leave the marital home to talk EYES WIDE SHUT and LOVE IS STRANGE. The conversation on these two films where married couples spend time apart and out of the homes they’ve made together has been inspired by new to video DIGGING FOR FIRE. 

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Ep. 190 – Roar (Grizzly Man vs. Project Nim)

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On this episode we get back in touch with nature and other creatures that call this planet home… by watching movies. Specifically documentaries, as we have Jamison Rabbit of the Real Films podcast as our guest, talking about the attempts of man and animal to coexist in GRIZZLY MAN and PROJECT NIM. This particular pairing has been inspired by the Alamo Drafthouse rerelease of ROAR.

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Ep. 189 – Bone Tomahawk (Ravenous vs. We Are What We Are)

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On this episode we track cannibals across a triple feature of films. First we posse up with Kurt Russell and his fantastic mustache for the new film BONE TOMAHAWK. We are then joined by friend of the show Derek Stewart who has no mustache but talks 1999’s RAVENOUS vs. 2013’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE. In the former, Guy Pearce is adopted into a cannibal family of soldiers exiled from society, while the latter introduces us to a long line of cannibals under threat of exposure by a small town detective.

We also debate the leading man abilities of James Woods, who has nothing to do with any of these films.

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Ep. 188 – Burnt (Big Night vs. The Hundred-Foot Journey)

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On this episode we get BURNT with Bradley Cooper as we have a full course meal of films dealing with differences in the kitchen. In 1996’s BIG NIGHT, two brothers battle over the direction of their failing restaurant, one unwilling to bow down to local customer ignorance, the other afraid of returning home to a less exciting life. Whereas 2014’s THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY sees an initial cultural clash between an Indian family and a French woman that produces a better experience by combining sensibilities of the two. Joining our show to provide some True Bromance Film Podcast sensibilities is the host of that show and returning guest Jairo.

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Ep. 187 – The Wolfpack (The Truman Show vs. Pleasantville)

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On this episode we jump inside a pop culture bubble by living with Jim Carrey in THE TRUMAN SHOW and (unfortunately) Tobey Maguire in PLEASANTVILLE. Non from the great podcast Joy Sandwich joins us for that excursion, but first we take a look at a Sundance hit just now making its way to DVD with THE WOLFPACK.

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Ep. 186 – Steve Jobs (Pirates of Silicon Valley vs. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine)

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On this episode we steal, like all great artists do, from the new Danny Boyle/Aaron Sorkin film STEVE JOBS by using our own three act structure focused on different movie launches on this man’s life. In the TNT television film PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY, the focus is primarily on the battle Jobs and Apple had with Bill Gates and Microsoft, released at a time when Microsoft was the clear victor in this battle back in 1999. Then we jump ahead to a new documentary that arrived this year from Alex Gibney called STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE. This film questions the deification of Jobs by the general public and thus offends me as I type this on my iMac.

But first, returning guest Ben from the podcast Cinematic For the People joins me for a film that presents the deification of Aaron Sorkin in STEVE JOBS.

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A movie podcast where a new release inspires a conversation about two older films with a similar theme, but different approaches.