The Next Reel Film Podcast
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How does Bruce Willis work as the older John McClane? How is Mac Justin Long as his sidekick? And did Maggie Q really do her own stunts? We talk about all this and more on this week’s show!
Does Christopher Nolan’s use of IMAX cameras feel like a necessary decision? How well does the story work without a central protagonist? Why the three timelines? Tune in to our guest cinematographer Toby Oliver the TNR Speakeasy to find out!
How well do Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson work together on screen? Would a straight-up version of the original script have been better? What about the alternate ending? Tune in to this week’s show to get our thoughts!
This week listen to Steve, Andy, and JJ examine Aaron Sorkin’s latest, "Molly's Game". They may try to gamble a bit about the film’s performance and purpose for coming out on Christmas. Jessica Chastain and company may be giving away some tells for big hollywood gold with this movie out in theaters now.
Does Renny Harlin amp this sequel up appropriately or does it go too far? Should John McClane be this unlikeable? And do the bad guys really ‘die harder’? Tune in to this week’s show to find out!
Does John McClane represent the perfect everyday action hero? Is Hans Gruber one of cinema’s greatest villains? Why does this film work so well and still hold up? And does anyone talk to themselves as well as Bruce Willis? Join us on this week’s show to find out!
Does Lisbeth finally win out? How does Noomi do in the role over the three films? Are they going to remake this? Tune in this week to find out!!
We did it! We got to Star Wars #8 without our own Starkiller of a planet disintegrating - and what a fantastic reward we have in store for you when all of the usual suspect gang of thugs gather here to spoil the heck out of The Last Jedi. There’s so many people holding back the inner secrets of this story on social media so that you won’t get spoiled, but we fly a squadron of X-wings right in the face of that on The Film Board. #THISISYOURSPOILERFIX
Is this film as good as its predecessor? Will Lisbeth ever let down her steel wall? And is it worth it seeing a more Millennium-centric story? Tune in this week to find out!
Andy & Pete are joined by Paul Dergarabedian from comScore to talk about film analytics, how he got started in the business and his love for film.
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!