The Next Reel Film Podcast
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What works better – Kathryn Bigelow’s action directing or the jiggly monkey technique? Who’s hunkier – Keanu Reeves or Patrick Swayze? What’s more thrilling – the surfing, the skydiving or the bank robbing? And can Gary Busey be in everything? Tune in to this week’s show about Point Break!
Is Kathryn Bigelow’s solo directorial debut worth checking out? Is there enough ‘western’ in this vampire western? Is it weird that Bigelow ported over three of the acting team from Aliens? And are some vampires weirdly more susceptible to catching fire than others? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
Call the maid for turn down service, because this month JJ and Steve take on a movie that takes place in a hotel room. JJ and Steve spend time with Charlie Kaufman’s 2015 film, Anomalisa and discuss why it is an unsettling film.
Is this film memorable for its story or for Streisand’s performance? What does Omar Sharif bring to the table? Does William Wyler’s direction stand out as top notch? And which song is a better representation of Babs – ’People’ or ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade?’ Join us for this week’s show to find out!
The Marvel Madness continues this month with Black Panther and it brings some spectacular new looks to some tried and true traditions. This movie boasts a whole lot of firsts on the big screen and it’s set to shatter box office records for February.
Could Julie Andrews do anything wrong in the 60s? Can Carol Channing really sing that low? Why couldn’t they have just given Pat Morita and Jack Soo names? Join us on this week’s show as we discuss Thoroughly Modern Millie!
Is there really this much pastel in Rochefort? Could Catherine Deneuve have been any more adorable? What’s up with the ax murderer element? Join us this week to find out!
Would Julie Andrews have been better in My Fair Lady? How bad is Dick Van Dyke’s cockney? Was casting the Bride of Frankenstein as an angry nanny an in-joke? And just how do those actors dance with animated characters? Tune in to this week’s show to find out!
Does Jai Courtney work as McClane Jr.? How many villains is too much? Did McClane really need to go to Russia? Tune in to this week’s show to find out more!
Is Burnt about food or redemption, or both? Listen in for the first of many Trailer Rewind episodes this year that won’t give JJ a fright.
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!