The Next Reel Film Podcast
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This month Steve and JJ following the story of Sidney Hall, a young novelist who writes a book that impacts a generation and soon after, he disappears.
How well do Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga do in recreating these roles? How does this version stack up to the previous three versions? Which did we like the most? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
How’s the chemistry between Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson? Do any of these songs stand out today? Does the 70s vibe affect our appreciation of it? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more.
How well do Judy Garland and James Mason do in the roles? Was Garland stable by this point in her career? How does this one hold up to the original one? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.
Why does this story connect with people so strongly that it keeps getting remade? How well do our two leads do at bringing us into this world? And what’s going on with Granny and her deus ex machina advice? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.
Not only is 'I, Tonya', one of JJ’s favorite films, but upon re-watching it Steve has found that there is more to this film than he thought.
Does Creed II stand up as a quality film or is it just another sequel? Did it make sense to bring back the Russians? Is this really Stallone’s last performance as the character Rocky Balboa? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.
Captain Marvel • The Film Board
How well does this film fit within the Rocky franchise? Does Michael B. Jordan work as Apollo Creed’s son? How does Stallone do as his mentor? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
Is Rocky too old to box? Should he have hung up the towel for the franchise and left well enough alone? Or is this a strong return to form? We answer these questions and more on this week’s show, so check it out then tune in!
How does Rocky V hold up to the other films? Do Tommy Gunn and Duke work as the villains? What about Rocky’s relationship with his son? Does it work? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more.
Horror abounds for The Film Board in February and this year is no different. We woke up in the same scary month this year with Happy Death Day 2 U specially released for the sweetheart holiday in the middle of Valentine’s week.
Is this the most dated of the Rocky films thus far? Is Stallone losing his touch because he’s wearing too many hats? Did we need a robot? Tune in to this week’s episode to get these answers and more
Consider yourself warned that J.K. Simmons (and his majestic beard) are going to bring a tear to your eye. This month Steve and JJ take a road trip with the straight to streaming film The Bachelors. It treads on well worn indie territory - new kid at a school, family trauma/drama, quirky moments for comedy - but can writer director Kurt Voelker save these guys from becoming a cliché?
How well does this hold up compared to the first two? Does Mr. T’s Clubber Lang work as the antagonist? Does Stallone deliver with the characters and story? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.