The Next Reel Film Podcast
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Are fifty-year-old zombies scary today? How does the gore hold up? Did the actors really eat sheep intestines? Tune in to this week’s episode to find answers to these questions and more!
Buckle up for an intense journey on this one with the Film Board as we examine the story of struggles and successes that adorn the space race and the USA’s historic effort to reach the Moon.
Would a super-villain really use something called Exhilarating Gas? How well does John Phillip Law work as Diabolik? Is this a film we’d watch again? Tune in to this week’s show to find out our answers to these questions and more!
Does Sinatra hold his own as a down-and-dirty NYC detective? Could Lee Remick be any more marvelous? How does the film hold up 50 years later? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more.
Is there any merit to Siegel’s and Eastwood’s first collaboration? How does the film hold up in Eastwood’s body of work? Did the film warrant the shift to the NYC party? Join us on this week’s show as we look for answers.
What are you waiting for? Just press play. Don’t stop to think, just say yes and press the button because JJ and Steve are working without a script. This month they take a look at Mike Birbiglia’s 2016 film Don’t Think Twice.
How effective is Peter Bogdanovich’s first try at directing a film? Does Boris Karloff still provide the scares he once did? Is the film still relevant today? Tune in to this week’s show to hear our answers to these questions and more!
The concept from “Predator” has been through a number of evolutions as a film and a franchise, so in this show we’ll dissect the DNA infusions brought to the bunch with the latest release. Written and Directed by Film Board favorite Shane Black, we’re excited to examine what’s new and different here as well as the appropriate level of homage to the classic-ly clever sci fi action horror hybrid.
How well does this film follow the unrated cut of the last film? Do the budget cuts show? Is Roddy McDowall still as good as ever or starting to show some boredom? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more!
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.