The Next Reel Film Podcast
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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.
Can the sequel hold its own to its predecessor? Do the characters grow and evolve in new ways? How are the fights? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
A long journey with a horse . . . through brutal environments . . . and encounters with ruthless people . . . no, we’re not talking about Hostiles again. But after taking a month off we wanted to pick up where we were. So this month Steve and JJ are taking on the emotional cliff dive known as Lean On Pete.
How well does this film hold up over four decades since its release? Does Stallone do well at double duty as writer and actor? And is this really a boxing movie or a 70s character piece? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
The Film Board is respawning for you here this January with Glass from M. Night Shyamalan. Is it a sequel to Unbreakable? Is it a sequel to Split? Or is it something altogether different. The debate about this film should be super with an angle on origin and another on a Special Edition Showdown and openings for more.
Is it better or worse casting actual teenagers to play the title roles? How well does Zeffirelli handle the Bard? What are we really looking for in adaptations of this story anyway? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more!
Is there more to the film than a great central performance by Joanne Woodward? Can Paul Newman direct? Would Estelle Parsons’ character have made a better character to follow? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
Do the songs hold up? How strong of an adaptation is this of “Oliver Twist?” Did it deserve to win the Best Picture of 1968 Oscar? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
How well do O’Toole and Hepburn do playing royalty? Are there any happy people in 1183? How did England survive these rulers? Tune in to this week’s show to hear us chat about The Lion in Winter!