The Next Reel Film Podcast
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Could anyone but Noomi Rapace have brought Lisbeth Salander to life so well? Does the director deliver a story told as cinematically as David Fincher? What’s better – the original or extended edition? Get answers to these questions and more in this week’s show!
It’s the last Trailer Rewind of 2017, and this time it's personal. When they decided to watch Andy’s trailer pick from our Syriana episode on February 20, 2015, Steve and JJ had no idea of the impact it would have on them. Writer/director Riley Stearns has crafted a dark tale exploring loss, free will, and the decisions people make that give others power over them.
Is this film less dark than The Dark Crystal? Does David Bowie feel like the goblin king? How good is Jennifer Connelly’s acting here? And why is Bowie wearing those pants? Tune in to be a part of the discussion!
What’s this? More Trek? We can’t get enough of it! This week, author Ethan Siegel joins Pete to talk about the science of Star Trek, talking through those questions that stumped us during our film series.
Does this anthology film stand out in the sea of anthology films? Which story is the best? Do we all have a little “Bombita” living inside us? And who wants wedding cake? Tune in to find out!
Who killed Liliana Coloto and what was their motivation? Did this film deserve its Best Foreign Language Film Oscar? How does Ricardo Darín stack up in a period piece? Tune in to this week’s show to find out!
It could be a crime to pull this relic out to confound new audiences — did the mustache pull it off? Do the filmmakers get away with it?
Does Ricardo Darín deliver yet again with Son of the Bride? How is the rest of the cast? How does the film handle Alzheimer’s and old age? Tune in to this week’s show to find out!
Is Ricardo Darín as effective a con artist as he thinks he is? Is this stamp con game he’s playing with Gastón Pauls going to work? And do we buy into this con game? Check out this week’s show to find out!
Does the theme of unity come through well enough? Is the Yorktown the coolest spaceport ever made? Does Idris Elba really need that much makeup? Tune in to this week’s show to find out!
Does Star Trek Into Darkness stand out as anything more than a fantastic-looking retread? Is Uhura’s role diminished to be the worrying partner? Would it have still worked if Cumberbatch wasn’t Khan? Tune in this week to get our thoughts on these questions and more!
This month JJ and Steve are tasked with keeping up with "Miss Sloane." This drastically overlooked film from December 2016 is based on a stellar script from first-time writer Jonathan Perera and directed by John Madden.
Does JJ Abrams give us more of what came before or breathe fresh life into the franchise? How well does this cast hold up? Does it feel like a Star Trek film? Tune in this week to get these answers and more!
It’s no secret that we’re fans of Villeneuve’s work, but we come to 2049 with a none-too-subtle sense of anxiety. For Andy, Steve, and Pete, this film trods in the playground of our youths… did it really need to be made? Probably not. But since it’s here, what has it done to further the lore of the Blade Runner?
Is Tom Hardy a good choice to be Patrick Stewart’s clone? Does this story of the Romulans make a good entry? Did we need to see another version of Data? Tune in to this week’s show to find out!