The Next Reel Film Podcast
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Tom Cruise wants to film in space. 'A Quiet Place' writers teaming up with Sam Raimi for sci-fi thriller. Mike Flannigan heading to Netflix with Christopher Pike's books. Looking for work in production? Head to Prague. Taika Waititi confirmed for Star Wars feature. Plus three questionable trailers and a list of films featuring animals hunting people!
Is this an activist film? How does this film fit in director Agnieszka Holland's oeuvre? Does magical realism work in a crime drama? Tune in to this week's show to get answers to these questions and more.
The Quibi Experiment continues. Trolls World Tour is doing really well… unrelated we’re sure: AMC won’t play Universal movies anymore. Change-up at the Oscars… for a little while, at least. Plus, trailers and a set of movies celebrating cinematic floods!
For Agnieszka Holland's third and final (she says) film about the Holocaust, she landed on a unique story that has shades of others before and after detailing gentiles saving Jews, but that's set in a very unique location – the sewers below the city.
Steve and JJ are really split on this one. JJ was disappointed that this was more of a poem than a film and wasn't happy about the execution of this film. Steve, on the other hand, gives it praise for its ambitiousness and the opening sequence before the titles.
HOME is kinda pretentious beautifully produced environmental living. Georgia is on Hannibal’s march to the sea. Soderbergh is heading the DGA efforts to re-open the entertainment business. Scary Stories 2. Darry Hannah’s “hairy” hiney… thanks Disney, from everyone.
When Agnieszka Holland was given early pages from Solomon Perel's unfinished memoirs about surviving the Holocaust, she was immediately taken by it. The fact that it was about a young Jewish boy who stayed alive by hiding out as one of the Hitler Youth among other things was fascinating to her, but it was his lack of embellishing and complete honesty that drew her in.
Pete saw The Platform, doesn't regret it. Perry Mason gets a backstory in the first series trailer drop. Venom 2 marketing? PeacockTV brings the nostalgia this summer. Netflix sneaks past Disney. Plus, recommendations for Avenue 5 and Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet.
Many consider the 1979 mini-series adaptation of John le Carré's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" to be not only the definitive le Carré adaptation but also that Alec Guinness to be the definitive George Smiley. Because of that, tackling the story again can be seen as a tricky task. Luckily, the team behind the film adaptation in 2011 found the right people, the right director, and the perfect actor to fill Guinness' shoes.
Neither Steve nor JJ is are fans of Country music. Did that stop them from enjoying Wild Rose? Listen to the latest episode of Trailer Rewind to find out.
It's Quibi week. Screenpass might be coming to your Movie Pass account. It's Tiger King's world... we're just living in it. What makes a 5-star film? Zoom virtual backgrounds from studios. Plus, will Cherry Moon move into the top 100 in our Flickchart re-ranking? And a list of movies with conflicts in the Middle East.
John le Carré's book "The Little Drummer Girl" was somewhat controversial as it managed to offend both the Israelis and the Palestinians in its depiction of its terrorism story. Controversy, however, can often be seen as a moneymaker, at least that's what the team at Warner Bros. must've thought when they set to work right away of adapting it and having George Roy Hill direct it.
We were initially going to talk about "Guns Akimbo" in February, but it got soft pushed back right smack into the middle of the stay at home quarantine. It's available now from a variety of outlets, so we're going to spoil it for you on this show and you can decide if it's worth your stream surfing time at home.
Film Board is back this weekend with Guns Akimbo. COVID sanity check reveals Andy’s dark tendencies, a “Platform” update, and boozy, sleepy Criterion Channel sessions. Steve is high for John Wick, and the John Wick video game. Spike Lee offers his unfinished Jackie Robinson screenplay for quarantine reading. The Cancelled STAR WARS Episode 9 Animated. Moria with Lightsabers. CATS: The Butthole Cut trailer. Is Iron Man 3 the stupidest trending topic?
When John le Carré wrote his third novel "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold," it was such a success and brought him so much acclaim that it essentially outed him as a spy for MI6. He'd been doing it for only five years, but in that time, he learned a great deal about how the machine worked and was able to bring that world to life with greater accuracy than had been seen before.