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THE GRAND GESTURE: Junebug

Even though this may be one of the smaller films selected for this show, we think JUNEBUG has a lot to offer our listeners during the holiday season. Mainly how one would handle the unstoppable enthusiasm of a pregnant Amy Adams. That particular pleasure was shared with our guest Allison of NOT YOUR LITTLE LADY, who brings her own experiences as a lady of the South to this film about a coastal elite meeting her partner's family of North Carolina country bumpkins. Along the way your own hosts, coastal elite Dave and country bumpkin Mike, point fingers and do everything in their power to not understand the other. Did I mention that we thankfully have a great guest?!
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @grandgesturepod Hosts: Dave @pccasestudy Mike @warmachinehorse Email us your favorite romantic grand gestures in film at grandgesturepod@gmail.com
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#081 Sam Raimi: Evil Dead 2 vs. Spider-Man 3

Download MP3 In today's episode Nate and Austin compare Sam Raimi' best and worst rated films, Evil Dead 2 (1987) and Spider-Man 3 (2007), respectively. Nate goes on about horror films again, Austin has a nostalgia trip, and they both go off on tangents. Check back next Sunday at 7pm PST where we will compare Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and The Brothers Bloom (2008), his best and worst rated films. Also check out this interview with director Sam Raimi about his lowest rated film, Spider-Man 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnzoLtP8scQ Spider-Man 3 NotesWorst RatedPLOT: A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.Ratings: IMDb 6.2 | RT 63% C / 51% AReleased: 2007Director: Sam RaimiWriter(s):Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent (screenplay), Saim Raimi & Ivan Raimi (screen story), Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (Marvel comic book)Cinematograp…

MARK AS PLAYED: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Comedy Through Tragedy

We attempt to laugh through the tragedy that is this podcast and to do so we have just the pick-me-up in Martin McDonagh's new film THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. Hosts Jessi Lauren and Michael Denniston discuss this great Frances McDormand starring film along with recommending some great podcasts on the subject. In AMANDA'S PICTURE SHOW A GO GO the balance between comedy and drama is praised in summer hit THE BIG SICK and on CELLULOID HEROES the hosts bring back MARK AS PLAYED favorite in the hitman romcom GROSSE POINTE BLANK. So don't be afraid of the darkness in this episode as we eventually get around to first date horror stories which is something that everyone can point and laugh at. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @markasplayedpod Theme music by Josh Nolan 'til the Words Run Out from the album Fair City Lights

SOBER CINEMA: One Year Later - ALLIED and ALWAYS SHINE

In our very first episode we forge a podcast alliance based on deception and raw sexual tension as your hosts Josh, Jared, and Mike take a look back at films released on the same weekend one year ago: ALLIED and ALWAYS SHINE. In Robert Zemeckis' mainstream wide release we have movie stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard playing married spies who may still be on the job as they attempt to start a domesticated family life together. In Sophia Takal's limited release from Thanksgiving weekend of 2016 we see a previously close friendship of two actresses unravel as their professional paths diverge and also perhaps their personalities in this twisted take on cabin in the woods horror. Did the big budget throwback to Hollywood spectacle deserve its middling reviews? And does the little seen indie with a great performance from Mackenzie Davis deserving of more judging eyes? Find out in our inaugural episode of SOBER CINEMA. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @sobercinema

THE True Bromance Film Podcast - The Disaster Artist

Episode 183

The week Barry is placing all of the blame for the fall of our civilized society squarely on the shoulders of people who ironically enjoy Tommy Wiseau's film, The Room. That sets an interesting backdrop for our review of James Franco's film about the making of The Room, The Disaster Artist.

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

Get Out, Shot Caller, Paddington, Boy, Piranha 3D, The Room, The Disaster Artist


Interview w/ Mark Gill writer/director of ENGLAND IS MINE

Gill graduated from University of Central Lancashire in 2007, and soon after he met his collaborator Baldwin Li. Gill has won numerous awards including a Royal Television Society Award. In 2014 Gill and fellow producer Baldwin Li were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for their film The Voorman Problem, as well as receiving a BAFTA nomination in 2013.

Today I had the chance to chat with Mark about his feature-length debut that he wrote and directed, England Is Mine, a biopic based on the early life of Morrissey. It premiered at the closing gala of the Edinburgh Film Festival on 2 July 2017, and is currently available on DVD in the UK and in the States.

Press play on the embedded player below to hear our conversation.

GET OUT nabs Best Film from The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association

The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) honorees for 2017 are led by "Get Out," a smart, hair-raising satire about prejudice and race relations, which won Best Film, as well as Best Original Screenplay for writer-director Jordan Peele. Christopher Nolan claimed Best Director for his remarkably mounted, ceaselessly intense World War II thriller "Dunkirk."

WAFCA awarded Best Actor to Gary Oldman for his assured, multilayered performance. Frances McDormand's searing turn as a grieving, unapologetically outspoken mother nabbed the Best Actress award for the darkly comedic "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Other acting honors for that film went to Sam Rockwell as Best Supporting Actor and Best Acting Ensemble for the cast as a whole.

Best Supporting Actress was awarded to Laurie Metcalf, as a working-class mother in "Lady Bird." For their thoughtful adaptation of author Hillary Jordan's acclaimed 2008 novel abo…

THE BEACH BOYS Release Two New Digital Audio Collections

Today, The Beach Boys release two new digital audio collections worldwide via Capitol/UMe, revealing much more of the legendary band's pivotal 1967 creative work in the studio and onstage. Following the acclaimed 2CD and digital 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow collection released in June by Capitol//UMe, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions presents 29 studio session recordings and Live Sunshine – 1967 features 109 live recordings, most of which are previously unreleased.

1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions, and Live Sunshine – 1967 dive deep into a fascinating and frenetic chapter in The Beach Boys' long, groundbreaking creative arc, exploring the band's dynamic year through their recordings. The Beach Boys have personally overseen the creative process for the three collections, which are produced by Mark Linnet and Alan Boyd. Pitchfork reviewer Jesse Jarnow praised 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow as "remarkable," saying, &quo…

Nick Cassavetes to Pen Scripted Series on Former Los Angeles Kings Owner Bruce McNall

Almost Never Films, Inc. (OTCQB: HLWD), a publicly traded independent film production and finance company based in Los Angeles, California, is teaming with Howard and Karen Baldwin of KEMB PRODUCTIONS, Stuart Benjamin Productions and Nick Cassavetes to develop a scripted television series. Nick Cassavetes will write the pilot that follows the rise and fall of Bruce McNall, a self-made tycoon who not only owned the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), but was also heavily involved in the high profile worlds of antiquities, coins, race horses, film and sports.

Nick Cassavetes is a world renowned critically acclaimed director and writer of such films as "The Notebook" (starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams), "Blow" (Starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz), "John Q" (Starring Denzel Washington) and "My Sister's Keeper" (starring Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin). Nick Cassavetes is also attached to direct the television serie…

TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE BRUCE DERN JOINS JOSH HARTNETT AND MARGARITA LEVIEVA IN ANTHONY JERJEN’S “INHERIT THE VIPER”

Barry Films announced today that multiple Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-nominee Bruce Dern (Nebraska, The Hateful Eight), alongside Owen Teague (“Bloodline”), Valorie Curry (American Pastoral), Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead”), and Dash Mihok (“Ray Donovan,” Silver Linings Playbook) have joined Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor) and Margarita Levieva (“The Deuce”, The Lincoln Lawyer) in Anthony Jerjen’s (Trained, The End) Inherit the Viper. Based on Andrew Crabtree’s original script, the upcoming crime thriller is produced by Michel Merkt (Elle, Toni Erdmann) and Benito Mueller (The Whistleblower), and executive produced by Wolfgang Mueller (Life) for Barry Films. Principal photography has commenced this week.

A searing milieu study into the prescription drug epidemic ravaging West Virginia, Inherit the Viper follows three siblings as they try to escape the spiral of violence that has held them captive since their father’s passing. In these regions left behind by the …