The Next Reel Film Podcast
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How great is the return of both Ricardo Montalban and Roddy McDowall? What social commentary are we getting in this sequel? Could audiences handle the darker tone? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more!
Are the script’s retcons problematic or do they end up working? What about the tonal shifts? And could Kim Hunter be any more gosh-darned adorable? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
What the heck is going on?! The Film Board was ROFL when the trailer for The Happytime Murders was released, so we decided to take a flyer and check to see if Melissa McCarthy and the Henson Gang could keep the raunchy laughs coming. We don’t usually tackle pure comedies at The Next Reel so this conversation could be a pivotal point in our movie choices for the future.
Does this film live up to its predecessor? Does it make sense in the franchise? Did we really need to see apes in the sauna? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!
JJ and Steve return from their summer break with a big bang. This month they attempt to survive the brutal shootout in Ben Wheatley’s 2016 film Free Fire.
Are these talking apes believable? How well does the message of the film hold up? Could Charlton Heston be any more over-the-top? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more!
Does this film stand up to Kubrick’s original? Is this where Roy Scheider started his career decline? Do the effects hold up? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
Is 2001 really one of the greatest films ever made or could Kubrick have used a better editor? Does the monolith really represent the movie screen? Is HAL one of the cinema’s great villains? Tune in this week to get these answers and more!
Just before the summer break, Steve and JJ take a trippy ride to "The Congress."
Do Sandra Bullock and her team work for this Ocean’s spinoff? Can Gary Ross bring the Soderbergh magic? Why does the film feel a bit more lackluster? Tune in to this week’s show to hear our thoughts on this and more!
Volcanoes, clones, and lizards oh my! Let’s all get Jurassic with it this month as we venture back to join the forsaken children of Isla Nublar for a fifth time. The Film Board is going to erupt a bunch of spoilage on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in this episode, with intermittent narration from Jeff Goldblum. (not IRL, but surely he’ll pop up once or three times… it couldn’t fit into the franchise without it, right?)
Does the heist come off as well as it does in the other films? How does Al Pacino work as the villain? Why are there so few women? And is that really Matt Damon’s nose? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more!
Does "Ocean's Twelve" hold up to everything started in the first film? Are there too many cons? And when did they really start? It’s a fun movie so check it out on this week’s show!
Was Christopher Plummer really bored about being a part of The Sound of Music? How many people really remember that the Nazis are involved in the story? And what’s really the best song in the movie? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!
Is there anything about the original that’s superior to this version? How effective is the team and their heist? Is Julia Roberts even necessary? Tune in to this week’s show to find out this and more!