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The Film Board Gathers! Each month, host Justin Jaeger leads an in-depth panel discussion on a film just released in theaters and spoil it rotten. Part of The Next Reel family of film podcasts.

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    Lightyear

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 57:54

    Ocean Murff and Krissy Lenz have been to infinity and beyond in Pixar's latest in the Toy Story Cinematic Multiverse, “Lightyear.” Chris Evans dons the dome as our titular space ranger. How well does his take on non-toy-Tim-Taylor fit as a parallel-prequel to the beloved Toy Story films? The film has hit the box office with mixed reception in spite of it's pedigree and voice cast, including Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, James Brolin, Bill Hader, and Taika Waititi. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting The Film Board and Next Reel's other film podcasts through your own membership. Watch this film: JustWatch Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Top Gun: Maverick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 98:25

    Ocean Murff, Pete Wright, and Krissy Lenz strap in and fly the canyon run to attack the station — station which is now fully-operational — in Top Gun: Maverick. So let's get ready to bull's eye some womp rats with the new crew of bests of the best! The gang is all here! Mav, his romantic flirty foil, several cantankerous military authority figures to disrespect, a constant friend on the tarmac, a dozen better-than-you pilots, and the notorious black-clad fifth gen enemy! What do we love? And do we love it all enough to sit through it while we're just waiting to get back into the air? We'll just have to see if this relic of an aviator find it's time to hang up his Aviators. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting The Film Board and Next Reel's other film podcasts through your own membership. Watch this film: Pre-order Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Dr. Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 77:38

    Doctor Strange gets all magicky with Wanda in this multiversal leveling up to the MCU. There's a lot going on here, and Ocean Murff, Krissy Lenz, and Tommy Metz III do their best to unravel the timey-wimey spaghetti of this Raimi entry to the universe. Speaking of Raimi, just how Raimi is it? Too much? Too little? Hands tied by fancy MCU Earch 838 handcuffs? Maybe, but he still got a zombie in here, and Bruce Campbell, and don't forget all the jokes! So many jokes. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting The Film Board and Next Reel's other film podcasts through your own membership. Watch this film: JustWatch Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Morbius

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 83:04

    The team had twenty extra months to muscle Morbius into full release shape thanks to pandemic delays. What did they do with all that time? Well, judging by what we just witnessed, they cut it. A lot. The question that remains: is what's left much of a movie? Welcome to the Sony Spider-Man Universe! We're setting sail on the Sinister Sea with Dr. Morbius and friends. Ocean Murff is at the con with Krissy Lenz and Pete Wright as they embark on a journey of discovery in this new, wild world of (Sony) Marvel Horror Rogues. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting The Film Board and Next Reel's other film podcasts through your own membership. Watch this film: JustWatch Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    The Batman

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 85:01

    Fans of Nolan's Bat-entries will probably understand our reticence walking into Matt Reeves's latest film, “The Batman.” Christian Bale already did a turn as a Darker Knight, right? Why on earth would we need another one? Another universe, another actor, another take on principle villains? And so it is that Ocean Murff, Pete Wright, and Tommy Metz III walked into the 3-hour epic, hopeful, cynical, nervous, and maybe a little judgmental. Let us start with this: “The Batman” is more than we expected. For good or ill, it is more. For the rest, you have to listen in. We talk about Robert Pattinson, naturally, and Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, and Colin Farrel. Oh, and did we mention John Turturo? Yeah, he was in there, too. We have thoughts on latex, rain, scary cars, and the Riddler/Batman rift as it relates to the classic Joker/Batman duo. This is a big movie, worth the big screen and big runtime. Will it be worth big stars and big hearts? Join us! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting The Film Board and Next Reel's other film podcasts through your own membership. Watch this film: JustWatch Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Batman: The Court of Owls Batman: Year One Batman: The Long Halloween Batman: The Complete Hush Flickchart Letterboxd

    Uncharted

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 83:51

    A bombastic treasure hunt with Spider-Man and Marky Mark? Sure! We'll watch that! The Naughty Dog game that started it all, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune released in 2007, was the first in a four-part smash Playstation franchise that has spawned a number of spin-offs and legitimately fun fan creations. Judging by the length of the new PlayStation Studios logo reel in front of this movie, we can likely expect Drake to kick off more big-budget interpretations of the gamer's titles. So how does Uncharted do in laying out the path for others to follow? It's a mixed bag held perilously by Tom Holland who's performance here is fun as prequel-aged Nathan Drake. From there, it's mostly downhill, likely forgettable… but a good time, too? Ocean Murff leads Justin Jaeger and Pete Wright in our take on this big budget adaptation of the video game. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting The Film Board and Next Reel's other film podcasts through your own membership. Watch this film: JustWatch Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Uncharted Franchise • Wikipedia Flickchart Letterboxd

    Being the Ricardos

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 44:25

    One week in the world of Lucy and Desi leading to a live taping of “I Love Lucy” in 1953, “Being the Ricardos” covers their rocky relationship as husband and wife, the accusations of Ball's participation in the communist party, all wrapped up with a bow that leads to a commitment to have a baby on national television. All in a week's work, sure. But it comes with baggage. From casting to family to J. Edgar Hoover, Sorkin weaves fact and fantasy in ‘Ricardos' and, because it's Sorkin, we should see that coming. Pete and JJ aren't ‘Lucy' fans, but find the movie a satisfying story about more than the woman, than the comedienne, than the family or the show. This is a movie about all those things, and is greater than the sum of those parts. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting The Film Board and Next Reel's other film podcasts through your own membership. Watch this film: Amazon Prime Screenplay PDF Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Scream (2022)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 87:00

    It's time to Scream again! Ocean Murff is joined by our very own Tommy Metz III to discuss the fifth film in the Scream franchise, Scream. But why isn't it called Scream 5? Is that part of the meta-nature of the film? What do Tommy and Ocean think about the return of Dewey, Gale, and Sidney in their inevitable return? What about that first kill, something that's been such a key part of the franchise? Or the final reveal of the actual killer? Or killers? This is the Scream franchise after all. The killings are more violent. The meta jokes are constant. Does it all work? Tune in to this Film Board episode to hear Ocean's and Tommy's fun and funny conversation about Matt Bettinelli-Olpin's and Tyler Gillett's entry into Wes Craven's franchise that broke the mold, Scream. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting Trailer Rewind and TruStory FM's family of film podcasts through your own membership — visit TruStory FM. Watch this film: JustWatch Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Spider Man: No Way Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 84:26

    They stuffed a lot of movie into two and a half hours with Spider-Man: No Way Home. Villans and Spiders-Men from multiple movies across the franchise hit the screen and while most of the rumors predicted such, there's little room to deny that what the team pulled off here is truly epic. So, it's the movie we got. But is it the movie we wanted? Is it the story we needed? To hash it all out this week, Ocean Murff is joined by Marvel Movie Minute hosts of present and past: Matthew Fox, Kyle Olson, and Rob Kubasko. All, unabashed comic book fans, pull apart the action, the logic, and even the ethics of this web-slinging wonder. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting Trailer Rewind and TruStory FM's family of film podcasts through your own membership — visit TruStory FM. Watch this film: JustWatch • Apple TV • Amazon Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Eternals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 67:14

    Eternals introduces us to a whole new era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. New heroes, new villains, new locations and technologies. It's hard to say the company faces any true risks anymore given their Celestial girth in the entertainment space, but this is a big movie with a lot of moving parts helmed by a director demonstrably adept at intimacy. How well does Chloé Zhao translate her brand of storytelling to the big budget, big hero screen? Ocean Murff is joined by Pete Wright and Justin Jaeger to take a closer look at the film. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting TruStory FM's family of film podcasts through your own membership. Visit TruStory FM to learn more. Watch this film: JustWatch Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Dune • Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 91:30

    We're off-world this week as we head into Denis Villeneuve's Dune with Ocean Murff, Matthew Fox, Steve Sarmento, and Pete Wright. This is a property with some baggage and we come carrying a lot of it. Loved the book? Loved the Lynch film? Loved the SyFy remake? We're a mixed back on the show this week and one of us hasn't seen a single dune-y thing until this very film. This, of course, gives us the opportunity to talk about how well the movie sets up the universe of Dune without the knowledge of the story and where our hero ultimately goes in the sequel. How well does the political intrigue land? Where is Zendaya in this thing? Why is there a guy named Duncan Idaho in the year 10000? It's a complicated story and we set out to explore how well this version communicates its themes in our search for Chani and the worm riders. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting Trailer Rewind and TruStory FM's family of film podcasts through your own membership — visit TruStory FM. Watch this film: JustWatch Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Dune by Frank Herbert Flickchart Letterboxd

    No Time To Die

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 93:31

    James Bond is a brand. That's Ocean's opening salvo in this week's discussion on the twenty-fifth Bond outing. And with brand status comes responsibility. How has Daniel Craig's outing as Bond changed the franchise, and has it changed forever? This is an emotional movie for our hosts but not the emotion that you might expect. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting Trailer Rewind and TruStory FM's family of film podcasts through your own membership — visit TruStory FM. Watch this film: JustWatch Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 71:32

    People say they grow tired of superhero origin stories, but when Marvel delivers a knockout like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, they change their mind. Perhaps that's because the story Marvel delivers here, under the direction of Destin Daniel Cretton, allows for the story to take precedence, regardless of the fact that it's the twenty-fifth film in the MCU franchise. It doesn't feel like they're trying to find a way to shoehorn it in. It's its own story, and is one about family first. Ocean Murff, now at the head of the table, convenes The Film Board to discuss Cretton's film. Joined by Justin Jaeger, the Board's conversation covers the story, the performances, the camerawork, the effects, and how the film is proof that Kevin Feige and the team at Marvel have a strong plan with how they continue forward. Shang-Chi: A Wuxia Film With Family at Its Core Ocean and JJ talk about the family theme at the center of this story and how that feels like such a strong way for us to meet Shang-Chi. The flashback structure gives us a chance to meet Wenwu and see his lust for glory, but also to see him give it all up for the love of Li. This romance ends up being the heart of the film, and we find a lot to unpack here. We also have side characters like Katy and Xialing. How do they work? Were they in the comics and how have they changed? Clearly, they're here for the long haul. And they both end up providing some great elements to various fight sequences. Speaking of Fight Sequences: Shang-Chi Shines Here Cinematographer Bill Pope working with Cretton helped craft some beautiful and innovative fight scenes well worth watching and discussing. JJ even compares them to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The bus scene is great, but how about the gliding camera when Wenwu and Li first meet and battle? The CG dragon/super soulsucker fight may be a bit, well, CG, but it still looks amazing. And then there's Simu Liu. He deserves more roles because we want to see him in everything. And just like the importance of Black Panther providing a black superhero for African American audiences to identify with, Liu excels in the title role of Shang-Chi, giving him incredible conflict over his past and future decisions and creating a complex and powerful character for Asian audiences to connect with. But really, let's be honest – everyone will be able to connect to this character and to Liu. He helped push this film into the upper echelon of our MCU favorites. It's that good. So join us at the big table this month on The Film Board. It's a great chat about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Let us know what you thought! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on our Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting The Film Board and TruStory FM's family of film podcasts through your own membership — visit TruStory FM. Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Source Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Black Widow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 72:25

    The Film Board finds itself in the Red Room as we discuss Cate Shortland's new entry into the MCU, Black Widow. It's a full house on this episode as Andy Nelson is joined by Kyle Olson from Marvel Movie Minute, Matthew Fox from the Superhero Ethics podcast, Craig Price from Matinee Heroes, as well as CJ Lindsey and Jordan Petersen. The conversation ranges all over the place. How popular was blue hair in the 90s? How great is our family of Natasha, Yelena, Alexei and Melina as played by Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz? What do we think about how Marvel dealt with the darkness of the Red Room and Natasha Romanov's backstory, not to mention the opening credits depicting essentially an abduction trade of young girls? What did we think of the changes from the comics with Taskmaster and the Red Room? How great is Ray Winstone as the villain, even when his accent's a bit off? What do we think of the red dust solution? And with F9 having just opened, what's with all these storylines right now that are all about family? It's a fun film to talk about and a worthy entry into the MCU, even if delayed due to COVID (not to mention feeling long overdue). Join us in the board room on this episode as we have a great, spoiler-filled conversation! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Support The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: JustWatch Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    F9

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 74:36

    Justin Lin is back in the driver's seat for the latest in the Fast Saga, F9. Despite people's excitement to have him returning to the helm, the film's had mixed reviews. For this episode of The Film Board Podcast, Andy's joined by Next Reel regular Ocean Murff, a big fan of the franchise, to talk about the film and its place in the saga. Are the reviews mixed here as well? How do we feel about the action sequences? And are we getting sick yet of the constant mention of family? You'll just have to tune in to find out! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Support The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: JustWatch Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Fatherhood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 65:45

    Fatherhood is a fairly loose adaptation from Matthew Logelin's memoir, but unfortunately it feels loose in all the wrong ways. It seems like there's an interesting story there, but it never clicks. Andy Nelson is joined in the board room for this episode by Ocean Murff and Steve Sarmento to celebrate Father's Day with this latest Netflix release, but they're all left scratching their heads in frustration with this film. Kevin Hart and DeWanda Wise make a great couple but they'd much rather see them in a different romantic comedy. The rest of the performers deliver strong performances too, but unfortunately it's in a film that just doesn't warrant it. So is there anything to like here? Bits and pieces. Bits and pieces. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Support The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: JustWatch Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love* by Matt Logelin Flickchart Letterboxd

    In the Heights • Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 64:07

    Is the magic in the new film In the Heights from Jon M. Chu's direction or from Lin-Manuel Miranda's original Broadway show? We definitely think it's Chu working wonders here to bring this show to vibrant life. Andy Nelson is joined in The Film Board this week by Mandy Kaplan and Justin Jaeger along with special guest Brian Rowe from the Film at Fifty Podcast to form our own artistic opinions of this film. The story doesn't wow any of us as much as we were hoping, but Chu creates a film that just oozes personality. He also casts the film with people that feel authentic and we love them all – Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits. That's right, Jimmy Smits holds his own here with the singing and dancing! This is definitely one we recommend seeing on the big screen because Christopher Scott's choreography, the production design, and the rest of Chu's team made something epic. We have a lively conversation about it, so check out the movie and join us! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Support The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: JustWatch Stage Libretto Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd Broadway's Back!

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 66:41

    Ed and Lorraine Warren have their ghost-fighting hats back on in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the third film in the Conjuring films and eighth in The Conjuring Universe. Andy Nelson's here to discuss it with Pete Wright, Tommy Metz III, and guest Justin Harlan from Cinapse and The Farsighted. Does this entry fit well into the franchise? Why did James Wan not direct it but turn it over to Michael Chaves instead? And what do we think of that decision? How do we feel about them taking the story out of a haunted house to focus on a possessed person instead? What about the integration of CG effects with the practical effects? And is our villain the creep we needed? Tune in to join the conversation! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Support The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Army of the Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 73:18

    The Film Board convenes! We're back on the Zack Snyder train with the first entry in what promises to be a big, nasty, zombie universe in the Netflix film “Army of the Dead.” Board the container with Pete Wright, Jordan Petersen, and Ocean Murff and let's go to Vegas. Coming on the heels of Snyder's re-take on ‘Justice League,' and with his zombie credibility on lock thanks to his ‘Dawn of the Dead' pedigree, it's fair to say we came into this film with high hopes. It's a blockbuster, to be sure, and every single one of those sweet, sweet Netflix dollars is up on screen in running, crouching, shambling zombies. How well does the team create the world of Dead Vegas? What do we think of Snyder's eye behind the camera? How much do we want to wear one of those fancy motion capture suits? So, so much. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Support The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: Netflix Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Wrath of Man • Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 69:26

    Guy Ritchie steps out of his usual type of filmmaking and focuses on a gritty, dark crime story with his new film Wrath of Man. Sure, it's got a lot of his usual traits and it has Jason Statham, returning to work with him after 16 years, but does this style work for him? Andy's joined by Charlie Juhl and Hannah Buchdahl from The Cinema Clash Podcast as well as Jordan Petersen to talk through what works and what doesn't with this new action thriller currently in theatres. It's big and action-packed, but is it any good? Check out the movie then tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Support The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: JustWatch Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd The Cinema Clash Podcast The Cinema Clash on Twitter Jordan Petersen on Twitter Andy on Twitter

    The Mitchells vs the Machines

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 64:08

    An animated film about one family trying to stop a robot invasion from taking over the world doesn't seem like the sort of movie that's going to elicit tears, but that's what The Mitchells vs the Machines did here. In this episode, Andy Nelson is joined in the board room by Mandy Kaplan from the Mandemic Mondays podcast, Pete Wright from The Next Reel Film Podcast, and Steve Sarmento from Trailer Rewind to talk about Michael Rianda's new animated film produced by Lord & Miller. Needless to say, we all loved it. But what do we pull out of the themes as the titular Mitchell family works to come together as they fight off this deadly tech? What were the biggest laughs for us? And how stunning did we find the animation? Tune in to this week's show to find out. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries

    Stowaway

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 66:59

    Science fiction is used often as a way to explore aspects of social mores, painting pictures for what's working and what's not in our societies. These stories often are thrilling, horrifying, or full of action as a part of the nature of scifi. It's not too often we end up in a science fiction story that's a dramatic morality tale. Joe Penna's second film Stowaway explores the complex and painful decisions a trio of astronauts has to make when a stowaway on their ship throws the life support systems out of whack. Andy Nelson is joined this month on The Film Board by Tommy Metz III and Jordan Petersen to dig into this film, now streaming on Netflix. It's a story worth watching and certainly worth talking about. Check it out then tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: Netflix Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 65:26

    "Sometimes, you just have to take the first step.” The Film Board convenes in a the land of Kumandra to discuss Disney's new animated feature Raya and the Last Dragon. The voice cast is amazing – Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sandra Oh, Benedict Wong, and more – but how well does the story work? How much more impressive is the animation? And has Disney hit a point yet where any of their directors really gets to let their style shine through? Andy, Rob, and Kyle meet in the board room to talk about the film, now in theatres and available on Disney Plus for a premium access price of $30, and what they thought of it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: DisneyPlus Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Nomadland

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 70:45

    The Film Board is on the road with Frances McDormand in Chloé Zhao's new film Nomadland. Do McDormand and Zhao deliver the goods and is the film worth all the awards it's already raking in? Short answer: they definitely do and it definitely is. Andy, Steve, and Tommy meet in the board room to talk about the film, now streaming on Hulu, and what they thought of it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film on Hulu Original screenplay Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 63:13

    Shaka King delivers a strong second film with Judas and the Black Messiah, his new film that follows FBI informant Bill O'Neal as he infiltrates Chicago's Black Panther party to get close to Chairman Fred Hampton. Is this the political biopic we need right now? How brilliant are Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya in the lead roles? And does the film hold up as more than just a history lesson? The Film Board convenes to talk through the film and give you their verdict! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: JustWatch Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Palmer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021 59:36

    The Film Board convenes to discuss Fisher Stevens' new film Palmer starring Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Alicia Wainwright, and Ryder Allen. Does it deliver the emotional punch it sets out to deliver, or does it end up feeling more like a well made Lifetime movie? And does the film do its job in delivering something the family can use to talk about gender nonconformity? Andy, Mandy, and Tommy meet in the board room to talk about the film, now streaming on Apple TV Plus, and what they thought of it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: Apple TV+ Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Letterboxd

    The White Tiger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 64:57

    The Film Board convenes to talk about Ramin Bahrani's new Netflix film The White Tiger as our first film discussion of 2021. What does the film have to say about India's caste system and does it relate universally to the haves and have nots? The performances are great, particularly from Adarsh Gourav as the lead, but the structure is a bit of a stumbling block for us. But is it enough of a stumble to keep us from enjoying it? Andy, Ocean, and Kyle meet in the board room to talk about the film and what they thought of it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast by becoming a member of our community! Watch this film: JustWatch Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga Flickchart Letterboxd

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 76:46

    Believe it or not, we're hitting 100! That's right, our episode today is the 100th film we've discussed on The Film Board. It's been nearly a year full of digital releases and Wonder Woman 1984 broke the seal on Warner's year of day and date releases, giving us the return of Gal Gadot in full armor, and Mando out of his. So how has WW84 set the stage? Is it fine watching it at home or did we miss the big screen feel? Did it hold up to the quality the first film surprised everyone with? Or does it feel like so many other films in the DCEU — clunky and ineptly handled? Andy Nelson hosts, joined by Ray DeLancey, Mandy Kaplan, and Ocean Murff who share their thoughts on this movie so we can share them with all of you. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: HBOMax Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Mank

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 77:23

    We're finally in the last month of 2020 the entertainment industry is mulling through new layers of execution and release. In this first week of December, Netflix released “Mank” by David Fincher keying our imagination towards remembering old Hollywood. It's a bit of a legacy labour of love for Fincher in that the screenplay was written by his father and was originally intended to be made years before Jack Fincher's death in 2003. It focuses on the politics of filmmaking of the 1930's, how those dynamics mixed into the world, and were reflected in “Citizen Kane” by screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. It's The Film Board's first black and white subject and Tommy, Steve, and JJ will attempt to travel in time to talk through the relevance and references in this stylized take on one of the most celebrated stories in Hollywood's history. The period was a confusing and difficult time as the world suffered out of The Great Depression in the run up to World War 2. We'll get at how this movie characterized the massive entertainment machine of the time and how Mank's story may have effected change in all of it. Everything old is new again this month on The Film Board. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: Netflix Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Hillbilly Elegy • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 71:41

    2020 is slowly but surely coming to a close and most people are feeling like that shift can't come fast enough at this point. This last week we Americans all did our best to celebrate our Thanksgiving in ceremonies modified by the COVID 19 Pandemic. Netflix released “Hillbilly Elegy” on the Tuesday before the holiday and some may see the Appalachian memoir as a bit non-festive. Critics have been pretty hard on this one directed by Ron Howard and starring Glenn Close and Amy Adams. The Film Board will take its own turn here, reviewing the film adaptation of J.D. Vance's story of personal geography, growth and change. Tommy, Ray, Pete and JJ will head for the hills to reconnect with these voices of Vance's past. We'll talk about family drama on film both real and imagined and try to discover the good and bad within any type of story that comes across as tough, but real. The autobiographical nature of the story is important in this one too. What's the purpose behind telling a story like this now and what does it tell us about the people and their characters in it? We'll work to compare the remembered drama in the stories of a person's life to fictional family dramas created in Hollywood's recent past. It's interesting to find what hits you harder and what you find more effective on screen. Let's go back and try to sort it all out on The Film Board. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on [The Next Reel's Discord channel][discord]! ### Film Sundries The Film Board — and all the shows of The Next Reel Family of film podcasts — are brought to you by our listeners. Please consider supporting your favorite film podcast today. Thank you! * Watch this film: [Netflix][netflix] * [Script Transcript][script] * [Original theatrical trailer][trailer] * [Original poster artwork][pinterest] * [Original Material][original] * [Flickchart][flickchart] * [Letterboxd][letterboxd] [script]:https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/2020/11/25/hillbilly-elegy-2020-transcript/ [trailer]:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW_3aaoSOYg [pinterest]:https://www.pinterest.com/thenextreel/the-next-reels-poster-collection/ [original]:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27161156-hillbilly-elegy [flickchart]:https://www.flickchart.com/movie/941EB9A57C [letterboxd]:https://letterboxd.com/film/hillbilly-elegy/ [netflix]:https://www.netflix.com/title/81071970 [discord]:https://discord.gg/yW72E6M

    The Trial of the Chicago 7 • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 58:52

    It's less than three weeks until the American presidential election and each passing day in this country seems to stack fraught anxieties atop each other. Timing our existential stress perfectly, this week Netflix released “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” a political courtroom drama written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The film examines Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the trial to prosecute leaders of the different organizations that protested. The film conveys many stark statements of injustice about law enforcement and the harmful political posturing of other people in power. This content is in Sorkin's wheelhouse so The Film Board can't wait to view and discuss it at such a pivotal time. Tommy, Ray, Kyle, and JJ will be assembling peacefully to make their voices heard about this movie that stars some heavy hitters like Sascha Baron Cohen, Jospeh Gordon-Leviit, Eddie Redmayne, and Michael Keaton. To some degree, we'll be talking directly about the politics of what's happening in the film as far as we understand. It's been more than 50 years, but it highlights much of the systemic frustrations that continue to plague the country today. Sorkin's work has always been a creative mix of information and entertainment so we'll try to bake it into an appropriate journalistic show cake for all of you. Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I present to you The Film Board. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: Netflix Script Transcript Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 74:20

    Things are changing in the entertainment industry. COVID 19 has changed the way the world consumes movies. Over the past month, we've begun to see some new releases open in limited theater capacities while others continue to be held back because of a world that can't currently create a literal “blockbuster.” It presents a bit of a challenge for us with The Film Board in trying to select movies that are globally available to both our hosts as well as our audience. Different titles are popping up in different places and different ways and this month we decided to tackle a new release on Netflix, Charlie Kaufman's “I'm Thinking of Ending Things.” As with most Kaufman works, it weaves an impressionistic puzzle that benefits from deep conversation and multiple viewings. Multiple other shows from The Next Reel's family of podcasts have taken swipes at spoiling Kaufman, but this is the first turn for The Film Board. Kaufman's movies seem like the perfect subject for podcast fodder. He generally doesn't like to explain what things are in his movies, preferring instead to let people have their experiences. In an IndieWire article about this film, he said recently, “I really do support anybody's interpretation.” So we're going to take a shot at it. On this show, Steve, Tommy, and JJ bring their most creative interpretive hats for cataloging and deciphering the myriad of references and artistic inferences portrayed in the film with the purpose of piecing together this stage where nothing is quite what it seems. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: Netflix Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Project Power • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2020 53:26

    “The power goes where it always goes, to the people that already have it.” 2020 has given us a new understanding of what dog days can mean. Historically the label has been reserved for the hottest days of the year because ancient peoples believed it could bring “fever or catastrophe.” Upon consideration, “Fever & Catastrophe” could be an accurate tagline for a film named 2020. Coming out of that traditional period of extreme summer heat, the release of new films to streaming services and video on demand has become normalized. We're now seeking it out for primary new content as opposed to supplemental diamonds in the rough. This past weekend Netflix released “Project Power” for subscribers and aspects of it infer the makings of a regular theatrical release. It stars Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon Levitt and is a story about pills being circulated in New Orleans and other cities giving people short periods of great powers. The film feels somewhat super hero adjacent so is that the reason for its theater adjacent release or is it more evidence of the industry's transition to an ongoing world of “Theater at Home?” The Film Board gathers to spoil the project for you and give you a full disclosure of the documented effects of these drugs so you can decide for yourself if its something you want to ingest. Join Mandy, Tommy, Ray, and JJ as we force the big happy family to discuss their favorite creole connections and hypothetical power preferences. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: Netflix Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Hamilton • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2020 80:08

    COVID-19 has created a unique dearth in the film industry. We've all been seeking something to look forward to this summer and Disney+ provided a glimmer last week by releasing a film version of “Hamilton” captured live from Broadway in 2016. In a sea of theater at home releases that leave the world questioning what constitutes the very definition of film, entertainment is on the cusp of revolution and sets a stage for Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical to further demonstrate the importance and power of deals with titans in the ongoing battles for content on their proprietary streaming services. The Film Board couldn't resist gathering to commemorate American independence with this innovative exploration of history. We've talked before about the relevance of historical accuracy in film portrayals. The issue garners additional talking points in the realm of musical theater, so we'll address it in a new way on this show and we'll attempt to place this filmed version of stage success alongside other movie depictions of broadway's greats. This is definitely a different way to view either medium, so it's important to weigh how it channels the original and holds up on screen. Join The Film Board for this landmark release in the middle of our summer malaise. Pete, Tommy and JJ will open up here and welcome a new voice to the show- introducing Ocean Murff on the Next Reel family of podcasts! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: Disney+ Script Transcript Act I • Act II Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Da 5 Bloods • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2020 74:24

    Theaters are not quite open yet. The Corona Virus is still a major threat in the world and even though some businesses are reopening, the film industry continues its holding pattern. Because of that, new releases in the “Theater at Home” paradigm are getting all different kinds of creative digital structures. Prices for new releases can range on different platforms, but you can also get some brand new movies coming up with the subscription services too. This past weekend, Netflix released “Da 5 Bloods,” a Spike Lee Joint that quickly jumped to #3 in for selections on the service. The Film Board gathers to back up the main show's Spike Lee series from earlier this year and heavily spoil this one for you with your access to Netflix being the main determining spoilage factor. Pete, Steve, Tommy and JJ will zoom in on the novelty and nostalgia and also dig into the melancholy and the message of this story. It's rooted in history, brotherhood, family, and trauma and there's so much to talk about here. Stream the movie first or settle in for a right spoiling. Click into this episode as Spike helps us open up and process the wounds of both the past and the present. Recover something more with us on The Film Board! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: Netflix Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Capone • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2020 52:35

    What have you been up to? Seen any good movies lately? It's not always easy to find them, but “Theater at Home” releases are available and more titles are being announced all the time. The Film Board will continue to gather its thugs and spoil them for you as we find them out there in the streaming universe until we can all get back and see our beloved big screens. “Capone” was released to most major streaming services on May 12th. It stars Tom Hardy in another one of his signature transformation roles alongside Linda Cardelini, Matt Dillon, and Kyle McLachlan. Pete, Steve, and JJ will zoom together to sort out the whats and the whys in this depiction of the gangster's last days. It's not an organized crime movie, but it definitely addresses the trappings of a crime lord's lifestyle and the potential lasting human consequences. Check out this episode as we give a spoiler-laden jaunt through the addled mind of Alphonse Capone. So many people have been captivated by his life in crime for years after his death in 1947. This film examines a part of life that is rarely discussed, and Capone's is unique. Unravel it all with us on The Film Board! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • YouTube Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Guns Akimbo • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2020 58:02

    Everything is changing right now and movies are no exception, so we gathered a geographically and socially distanced gang of thugs to talk about a new "Theater at Home" release. 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. Pete, Steve, Tommy, and JJ zoom around hot microphones to discuss how Black Mirror meets The Running Man with a distorted pinch of Scott Pilgrim in this one. It's kind of dystopian gun porn - so will you like it? Did we? Listen in with us as we hard boil it down into little bitty bullets of concept, character, dialogue, and execution. There's some other funny profundities that we'll uncover along the way and all in all it's a brave new world for The Film Board as we figure out where to go from here with the rest of the entertainment industry. Have some fun on the run with us and Guns Akimbo! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • YouTube Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    The Hunt • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2020 50:41

    “Don't first amendment me” What a weird time to be alive, right? It seems appropriate for Blumhouse to release a political powderkeg in the middle of a national state of emergency quarantine that's been wildly politicized across the spectrum. There's no better time for us to talk about The Hunt because even though a lot of activities near you have been canceled, most theaters are still open for business. So our Gang of thugs defied the most outlandish parameters of social distancing to start up a conversation on the controversy of this action-comedy satire rooted in conspiracy theory and Internet Hysteria. For those of you playing along at home, this is core evidence that timing is everything! Listen to this episode to go deep on the highly charged political hijinks. Steve, Tommy, and JJ try to sort out the message behind the mayhem and talk about this film's journey from creation to release. It would have been an interesting take on things at any time, but it is particularly remarkable today in the midst of an election, a pandemic, and rampant speculation about hidden motives. Let's talk turkey and spoil it all! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon Script Transcript Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    The Invisible Man • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2020 55:03

    “Don't let him haunt you” Blumhouse has done it again - The prolific production company has already knocked out its second release of the year with this month's Film Board subject: The Invisible Man. February seems to be a great time for the genre as past Febs have had us profiling Get Out and Happy Death Day 2U. (Both of them Blumhouse beauties as well.) Leigh Whannell brings this one to us and while it might not be as gory as the rest of his filmography, this one is meant to thrill with intense suspense. Elizabeth Moss is the feature here as she manages a maddening set of circumstances that can't be seen. You'll definitely want to click on this episode of the film board. Tommy and JJ welcome Ray Delancey to the show from The Next Reel's extended cinematic universe. Ray has a special knowledge base for the historic invisible films and we'll be drawing on him to help us clear the perspective on this newest entry. It's a fresh new take on an old classic, so get set to be spoiled! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    The Gentlemen • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2020 64:06

    Here's something you may not have expected to open up 2020: a Guy Ritchie Film about organized crime released in part by Miramax. Maybe around the turn of the Century sure, but we've got a fresh take on Guy Ritchie gold that came out in theaters this week with The Gentlemen. Naturally, we want to take a nip of this particular concoction and see how it holds up to the good old recipe of the past. This one has a fun cast of fan favorites with Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnum, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell and more.   Check out this episode of the film board to find out which of our thugs has a special spot for Guy Ritchie on the mantle. Tommy, Steve, Pete and JJ will dig into what's changed in the gangster films of today and what mysteries might still be left to mine in the genre. It's kind of interesting that this weekend is Chinese New Year and opening up the year of the Rat! Let's let the lion eat on the decade's first episode of The Film Board. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    30 Nights of Sex to Save Your Marriage • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2020 54:41

    The Film Board Gathers! This week on the show, we're on a journey to save a marriage through therapy, comedy, and 30 straight nights of sex! 30 Nights of Sex to Save Your Marriage has hit streaming services and we are honored to have one of the filmmakers with us to talk about it... a filmmaker who happens to be one of our very own. Join Pete Wright, Steve Sarmento, and Andy Nelson as we grill writer/director Tommy Handsome on the long road of production and release of his first feature film. Film Sundries Watch this film: Amazon Prime • Tubi Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2019 71:12

    “People keep telling me they know me. No one does.” What a brilliant end to a decade! We're wrapping it up with the ultimate film in the Skywalker Saga from that Star Wars galaxy far, far away. It will likely be impossible for us to talk about this without revealing major spoilers about this film that's 42 years in the making, so tune in if you're cool with sapping some of the surprises or go see it and then check in with us here as our conversation goes deep into its story, its execution, its characters and ultimately how all of its filmmakers held up to the weight of an entire world of expectations thrust upon this epic film. It's a special gang of thugs on this as our founders Andy & Pete come together to join their personal fandoms to see if it will defeat any random reams early hate on this movie. And as a special ringer, we're once again joined by special guest host Jordan Petersen from the Nerd Critic Podcast, where he's recently recapped his own admiration for the franchise. Be with us now. Feel the force of the The Film Board's Year End episode for 2019. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • YouTube Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Knives Out • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2019 57:21

    SURPRISE! The Film Board snuck out and saw an advance screening this month, so we're in spoiler Shangri-la to chat about “Knives Out” before its even officially released! It's a traditional “whodunit” that Rian Johnson has packed full with family entanglements that make multiple money murder motives. There's so many reasons we wanted to check this thing out and many of them come from the remarkable cast including Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette and others. Join Tommy, Pete, Steve and JJ as we slash into the mystery and slice around what we liked and didn't like. Rian Johnson's work has been under close investigation since the unveiling of his Star Wars take in The Last Jedi. This is a complete departure from that, so we'll jump the gun on it and give you a cutting edge opinion about what you'll see on the big screen next week. Knives Out opens in theaters on November 27, 2019, so click here to find out about it first with this episode of The Film Board from The Next Reel. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey by Edward Packard Flickchart Letterboxd

    Zombieland Double Tap • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2019 70:09

    It's Deja vu all over again as The Film Board tackles a second sequel month in a horror realm. This one has a serious cast blasting away with comic relief in Zombieland: Double Tap. It's been ten years since the original, and the marketing wasn't shy about bringing up how its stars have shifted. So has anything changed in the land of Z since Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Woody Harrelson have hauled in so many awards and Nominations? Join Tommy, Pete and JJ to catalog creative commandments to survive the zombie apocalypse and We welcome in special guest host Jordan Petertsen from the Nerd Critic Podcast. We'll dig into Pete's love of all things undead and do our best to geek out accordingly on Zombie canon. It's not all fun and games, but this one filled with novelty to define a new kind of Babylon. Run for your lives with us on this episode of The Next Reel. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    It Chapter Two • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2019 67:55

    Let's go back to school with It Chapter Two, The Film Board made a pact last month that we'd return to Derry with the other losers if It came back. Well It's here and in this one, the kids are all grown up with Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, and James McAvoy playing our heroes. Will the sequel have the record-setting legs of its predecessor? Is It the greatest Stephen King thriller of all time? There's a lot to talk about here as long as we've got the courage to fight the fear. Join Tommy, Steve, Pete and JJ as they rifle through all the scary memories of It. An irrational fear of clowns is called “Coulrophobia.” This story may not have created the concept, but it definitely is primary in the scary clown canon. Listen to this episode to confront your fears with us.. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2019 56:59

    The Film Board returns from hiatus this week and we figured that we'd welcome everyone back in by answering the question - “Where'd You Go, Bernadette?” now showing in theaters. The Richard Linklater film stars Cate Blanchett and is based on the book by Maria Semple. While the book is a collection of fictional correspondence meant to take the reader on creative scavenger hunt, the film sets up to be a deeper dramedy about how hard it is to be human and how we cope with managing our extreme strengths and debilitating weaknesses. Does genius come through in all mediums? When life changes our path, how should we choose to change with it? The book and movie might not have exactly the same message, so listen with Steve, Tommy and JJ as they wind their way through the eclectic journey of Bernadette's discoveries on this episode of The Next Reel. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Yesterday • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2019 53:21

    There have been some great British music biopics in the last year. They tend to garner some criticism for the way that history is manipulated to make movie drama. Also each one handles the original artists' music in different ways. This month, Danny Boyle's “Yesterday” was released in theaters and it shares with us the joy and the experience of The Beatles' music by imagining a world where they didn't exist. That's one way to ditch the criticism - go full fiction! This story is meant to be a romance and gives the audience some commentary on the terrible nature of the music industry, the fame it develops, and what it means to be a genius and how to take credit for it. Beyond all those story points, if you love the music of The Beatles, this one might be a must-see. Join Pete, Andy, Steve, and JJ as they discuss all the special existentialism in the musical easter egg hunt that is Yesterday. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2019 56:56

    "That's a twist. That's very twisty." You may or may not have a connection to the world of the pocket monsters affectionately called Pokémon, but this month The Film Board is following its new movie in theaters that seeks to sate the adorable appetites of fans young and old in Pokémon Detective Pikachu. It's a CGI romp that's meant to depict the clever characters of the card game in a way that places them photoreal by our side in the real world, much like the Pokémon Go! app has done in an animated digital way, but this brings in the voice talents of Ryan Reynolds to attract us all with a new story. There's so much to cover and talk about with this one and this show is bursting at the Pete, Andy, and JJ are our best bets for Pokémon professoring, so they went out and tapped into the Gotta Catch ‘em all craze. Listen to this show to hear how well the movie connects with the Pokémon universe of our understanding and if the film's quips and quibbles will make sense for Pokémon novices in the world. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • YouTube Script Transcript Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd

    Avengers: Endgame • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2019 66:47

    The teams at Disney have put out specific warnings and requests not to spoil Avengers: Endgame, but you know this thing is the core of what The Film Board is all about! If you don't want to be spoiled, don't click on this because we all saw the movie and are just itching and scratching to discuss it with you and dispense with the Spoilage! There's so much to cover and talk about with this one and this show is bursting at the seams with reverent homage, nitpicky nonsense, and wild speculation about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Pete, Steve, and JJ will try to fit it all into a digestible episode that is more likely to be completed without a bathroom break than the three hour plus film itself. Click into this podcast to dive deeply into our fanboy fodder. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

    Captain Marvel • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2019 71:10

    "I'm not what you think I am" Attention true believers! The Film Board is a party to the home stretch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase three. It's wrapping up in two successive months here in 2019. The big one of course is next month's Avengers: Endgame, but first let's dig into the penultimate Captain Marvel. The conversation on this episode will potentially spoil 22 films worth of successive blockbuster suspense, so consider yourself forewarned. Pete, Andy, Steve, and JJ will chat up the progression of this epic anthology of super-ness, as long as there are no evil impersonators. But wait, how will we know if they're real? Check out our conversation to learn some inventive ideas about sniffing out alien infiltration as we pass around conspiracy theories about what's coming for us in April. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • YouTube Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd Stan Lee's Cameo

    Happy Death Day 2U • The Film Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2019 64:31

    "Uh, Who is this crazy white girl?" 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 2U specially released for the sweetheart holiday in the middle of Valentine's week. It's quite surely a screaming sequel and it really would be terribly odd if you tried to tackle it without the first one (from 2017) too, so be prepared as you click with us here because we're going to spoil them both in this show. Take the leap with Tommy, Andy, Steve, and JJ on this one because we'll chat about what here is campy and what here is crazy and what here is creepy. We may even get to talk about fun and heart on this one - coming from a literally layered story. Let's try this one more time. Reset everything and listen to The Next Reel. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Thank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

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