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    Fun With Nuns: 'Sister Act', 'Benedetta' and 'The Nun' [Be Reel]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 71:06

    Rap our knuckles if you must, but we watched three irreverent nun movies on a new Be Reel. From the musical-comedy of “Sister Act” (30 years old this week) to the demonic possession of “The Nun” (2018) to the perverse wonderment of “Benedetta” (2021), these sisters play by their own rules in the face of retribution and damnation. This episode has everything: Whoopi, Valak and Paul Verhoeven making us talk dirty. Forgive us, listeners, for we have reappraised. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Night Sky': Holden Miller & Daniel C. Connolly Talk About Character-Driven Sci-Fi and Working with J.K. Simmons & Sissy Spacek [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 18:32

    We are certainly living in a new golden age of television – and even a golden age of character-driven dramas tinged by sci-fi elements. Prime Video has certainly started to dip their toe into these proverbial waters with shows like the brilliant “Outer Range” and now their latest series, “Night Sky.” The show follows Franklin and Irene York, played by the incomparable J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek, a couple who years ago discovered a chamber buried in their backyard which inexplicably leads to a strange, seemingly deserted planet. Writer/Creator Holden Miller and Writer/Executive Producer Daniel C. Connolly sit down on the Bingeworthy Podcast to discuss the series, which started as a passion project for Holden Miller. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘The Time Traveler's Wife': Steven Moffat & David Nutter Talk Time Travel, 'Sherlock,' & More [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 15:49

    Fans of Steven Moffat and David Nutter would be quick to point out that the two are no strangers to a good bit of time travel, being creatives behind great episodes of “Doctor Who” and “The Flash,” but their new series, “The Time Traveler's Wife” is a whole new proverbial ball of time-slipping wax. The new series follows a love story between two characters, Henry DeTamble (Theo James) and Claire Abshire (Rose Leslie), with one small hitch: Henry involuntarily slips through time and meets Claire again and again throughout her life. The show premiered this past weekend on HBO Max and will contain six episodes. Director David Nutter and writer Steven Moffat stopped by the Bingeworthy Podcast to chat about bringing the popular book to the screen as a series rather than another film adaptation. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Ben Schwartz Talks About Keeping Secrets For ‘The Afterparty,' A “Bananas” ‘Sonic 3' & More [The Playlist Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 36:40

    Ben Schwartz is one of the funniest people working in Hollywood today. And after years of guest-starring in various shows and providing more than a decade of voice-over work, the actor is finally getting his due in recent years thanks to the insanely popular “Sonic the Hedgehog” film franchise and a starring role in the recent Apple TV+ series, “The Afterparty.” And in this episode of The Playlist Podcast, Schwartz talks about those projects, as well as much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Isabel May Talks About Her ‘1883' Experience, 'Yellowstone,' 'The Wonder Twins' & more [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 26:20

    If you're anything like The Playlist crew, the pandemic gave you the chance to catch up on a lot of shows that you've been missing, and two of the shows that saw the biggest jump in popularity over the past couple of years are Taylor Sheridan's “Yellowstone” and the spin-off “1883,” both putting up massive numbers for The Paramount Network and Paramount+. At the heart of “1883” is an outstanding performance by relative newcomer, Isabel May, who plays Elsa Dutton, the Great Aunt of John Dutton (played by Kevin Costner in “Yellowstone”) and the lead character of the series (read our review of the series here). For the uninitiated, “1883” follows the Dutton family, led by James and Margaret Dutton (played by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, respectively), setting off on a journey along the Oregon Trail to lay claim to a home they can call their own. Isabel May, who plays the daughter of James and Margaret Dutton, recently joined The Bingeworthy Podcast to discuss getting the life-changing role of Elsa Dutton. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness': Writer Michael Waldron Talks Marvel, Sam Raimi, 'Wandavision,' Cameos, 'Star Wars' & More [The Discourse Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 21:05

    There's no denying it. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is a bonafide hit with fans and at the box office – as if anyone had any doubt in the Marvel machine continuing to rake in money. The film has already taken in over $500 Million worldwide in less than a week and has revived the nerd world's interest in director Sam Raimi all over again. However, the film wouldn't be anywhere without the talented writing of “Loki” writer Michael Waldron, who joined The Playlist's Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez for a spoiler-filled conversation about all things Marvel and how he got involved with the Doctor Strange sequel originally to help the existing script across the finish line. They discussed "Wandavision" and how it tees up the events of 'Multiverse Of Madness,' the film's cameos, 'Loki' season two which Waldron is only exec-producing this year, and the "Star Wars" movie that he is writing for Marvel's Kevin Feige. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    'Candy': Jessica Biel & Melanie Lynskey On Their True-Life Murder Series and the Relatable Emotions at the Heart of the Story [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 20:30

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez treat themselves to the new true-life murder series, "Candy." Based on a true story, the Hulu show follows Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel), a housewife in 1980s Texas that finds her life spinning out of control after her neighbor and friend, Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey) is found murdered in her own home. The show premieres on Hulu on May 9th and also stars Pablo Schreiber ("Halo") and Timothy Simons ("Veep") (read our review here). After our hosts discuss the show, stars, Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey stop by to talk about what drew them to this particular story in the age of the murder mini-series. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness': The Good, The Bad & The Sam Raimi [The Playlist Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 53:58

    It's the first week of May, and you know what that means, right? The Marvel Studios machine has pumped out another feature and is ready to take over the world yet again. This time, we get “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” and boy, oh boy, The Playlist Podcast has some thoughts. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘The Staircase': Director Antonio Campos On His Obsession With Michael Peterson & Bringing More Details To The Story [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 29:40

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez dive into HBO Max's new true-life murder series, “The Staircase.” Based on the much-buzzed-about documentary of the same name, the show follows the true story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed. The show premieres on HBO Max on May 5th and stars Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhbarg, Sophie Turner, Dane Dehaan, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Parker Posey, Juliette Binoche, Odessa Young, and more. (read our review here). After our hosts discuss the show, writer/director/showrunner Antonio Campos stops by to talk about why he had to make the series and shed more light on the story of Michael and Kathleen Peterson. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Under the Banner of Heaven': Dustin Lance Black Talks About His New Mini-Series & His Real-Life Struggle with the Mormon Faith [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 27:21

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast, co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez dive into Hulu's new mystery series, “Under the Banner of Heaven”. The show follows a devout Mormon detective Pyre (played by Andrew Garfield) whose faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder seemingly connected to an esteemed Utah family's spiral into LDS Mormon fundamentalism and their distrust in the government (read our Season 3 review here). After our hosts discuss the show, writer/director/showrunner Dustin Lance Black stops by to chat with Rodrigo about making the series and the very personal reasons he chose to adapt the famous Jon Krakauer book of the same name. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Lightyear': The Team Behind Pixar's Latest Talks About Chris Evan, Bringing Buzz into the 21st Century & More [The Fourth Wall]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 18:12

    It's difficult to believe that “Toy Story” debuted almost three decades ago, as so many of us have grown up watching the lexicon of Pixar films that it helped spawn. Some of us who were fortunate to be of an age to remember the first time we saw a fully computer-generated film have now had the opportunity to pass the Pixar magic off to our children or the next generation. Yet there is something poetic about the animation powerhouse coming full circle and giving beloved character Buzz Lightyear his own solo adventure in this summer's highly anticipated “Lightyear." In this episode of The Fourth Wall podcast, director Angus McClane and producer Galyn Susman, stop by to discuss their upcoming Pixar film. Both veterans of Pixar, the filmmakers knew with absolute certainty that this new "Lightyear" could stand on its own, giving audiences a modern twist on the character, while still taking audiences on the ever-constant emotional ride the studio and its films are known for. Susman sums up why this character has remained perennial for 27 years; “[Buzz] is aspirational, and funny, and goofy. I think all of us like to think that we can be funny and goofy and try our best and be loved for just that, even if we completely get it wrong. That's the connection, and people love that.” Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Clayton Cardenas Talks 'Mayans MC' Season 4 & Teases Familiar 'SOA' Faces Returning For A Brutal Battle [The Playlist Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 22:58

    “Mayans MC” recently debuted its fourth season with what might be the best episode of the series to date. The acclaimed FX drama, which follows the story of the SoCal motorcycle club of the title, is one of the most brutal and emotional series on TV right now and is criminally overlooked around awards season. And in this episode of The Playlist Podcast, ‘Mayans' star, Clayton Cardenas, joins the show to talk about what makes the “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff series so damn good. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Barry': Anthony Carrigan Talks Becoming Noho Hank and ‘Barry Season 3 [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 29:22

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez dive into HBO Max's beloved series, “Barry” from Bill Hader and Alec Berg. The show follows a hitman named Barry (Bill Hader) who stumbles into an acting class on the job and finds a real passion for theater. As the lines between his life as a hired killer and as an actor begin to blur, Barry must do all he can to keep his new life afloat without anyone finding out about his dark past and other, more deadly life (read our Season 3 review here). After our hosts discuss the show, actor Anthony Carrigan stops by to discuss bringing everyone's favorite Chechen mobster, Noho Hank, to life. Anthony went as far back as shooting the pilot when recalling how he knew the character was working. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth': Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet Talk About Their Sci-Fi Sequel Series and Tom Cruise's ‘The Mummy'[Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 34:48

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez dive into Showtime's new sci-fi sequel/reboot series, “The Man Who Fell to Earth” from Alex Kurtzman (“Fringe,” “Alias,” “Star Trek: Discovery”) and Jenny Lumet (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Rachel Getting Married”). Based on the classic 1976 sci-fi movie from director Nicolas Roeg starring David Bowie, this new “The Man Who Fell to Earth” is essentially a legacy sequel and centers on Faraday (Chiwetel Ejiofor), an alien who comes to Earth with a mission to enlist the help of a human scientist (Naomie Harris) to save his species and, in turn, humanity (read our review here). Bill Nighy takes up David Bowie's alien role in the series too (yes, the character is still alive). After our hosts discuss the show, writer/director/producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet stop by to discuss heading up a reboot/sequel of a beloved, nearly 50-year-old sci-fi cult classic and the surprisingly personal reasons they chose to do it. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    'Romy and Michele' at 25: High School Reunion Movies [Be Reel]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 76:25

    Countless movies capture the exhilaration and horror of high school, but only a select few resurrect those qualities for high school reunions. On this episode, Chance and Noah reminisce on this delightful and harrowing subgenre, featuring “Romy and Michele's High School Reunion” (1997), “Peggy Sue Got Married” (1986) and “Central Intelligence” (2016). There's one universal takeaway: even one night of reliving high school sends people off the deep end. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' Director Tom Gormican and Writer Kevin Etten Discuss the Magic of Nicolas Cage [The Discourse Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 19:57

    Director Tom Gormican and co-writer Kevin Etten found themselves suddenly out of work when their sitcom “Ghosted” ended up on Fox's cancellation chopping block. Determined to work together again, the pair began brainstorming ideas for what they could possibly do next. Shortly thereafter, “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” was born unto the world, thus granting us all a chance to revel in the career of Nicolas Cage together. The film follows a fictionalized version of Nicolas Cage (played by Nic Cage) who is in a bit of a slump in his career and at home when he receives a $1 million offer to attend a wealthy fan's (Pedro Pascal) birthday party. During a conversation on “The Discourse,” director Tom Gormican shared how the project started from just a small idea that made him smile. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Outer Range': Creator Brain Watkins Discusses The Power of the Unknown in His New Sci-Fi Western [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 34:58

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast, co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez dive into Prime Video's new western sci-fi mystery drama, “Outer Range” from creator/writer/showrunner Brian Watkins. “Outer Range'' centers on Royal Abbott (played by Josh Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of his property that's nestled in Wyoming's wilderness. After an incident with a rival rancher family, Royal and his family are plunged into an ever-mysterious metaphysical tale that examines how we as humans grapple with the unknown. The show also stars Imogen Poots, Lili Taylor, Tamara Podemski. Lewis Pullman, Tom Pelphrey, Noah Reid, and Will Patton. (read our review here). After our hosts discuss the show, creator/showrunner Brian Watkins stops by to discuss writing a western about the unknown, working with Josh Brolin, and having literally no other credits on IMDB due to him being predominantly a playwright. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    DC Entertainment Shakeup: The Fallout Of The WB/Discovery Merger And How Superman Is The Key [The Playlist Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 52:57

    After months of waiting, following the major announcement back in May 2021, Warner Bros. has officially merged with Discovery, creating the aptly titled new company, Warner Bros. Discovery. And as you might expect whenever there is a big corporate merger, the new CEO is ready to shake things up, which appears to have major ramifications for the folks at DC Entertainment. And in this episode of The Playlist Podcast, we discuss how the Warner Bros. Discovery merger is going to greatly affect the superhero films and TV series from DC. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘The Dropout': Elizabeth Meriwether Talks About Hulu's Excellent Theranos Mini-Series [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 39:27

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast, co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez dive into Hulu's Theranos/Elizabeth Holmes biotech catastrophe mini-series, “The Dropout.” Based on the true story, the TV series chronicles Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' attempt to revolutionize the healthcare industry after dropping out of college and starting a technology company for which the technology does not actually exist and is in no way possible (read our review here). At the top of the episode, our hosts discuss their thoughts on the limited series, the outstanding bits of nuance that are integrated into the story, Amanda Seyfied's Emmy-worthy performance, and more. After the conversation, Writer/Showrunner Elizabeth Meriwether stops by to discuss what made her want to tell the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Slow Horses': Gary Oldman and The Cast of Slow Horses Talk About Apple TV+'s Excellent New Spy Series [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 27:16

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast, co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez dig into Apple TV+'s latest London-based spy series, “Slow Horses.” Based on the Mick Herron novel of the same name, the show follows Jackson Lamb (Gary Oldman), the leader of Slough House – a destination for all of British Intelligence's misfits and screw-ups. In the series the derogatorily dubbed “Slow Horses” find themselves wrapped up in a political kidnapping plot that may have more to it than meets the eye (read our review here). At the top of the episode, our hosts profess their love of the first six episodes of the series, the dirty John le Carré-esque nature of the show, and the wonderful performances from Gary Oldman and Jack Lowden. After the conversation, stars of the show, Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden, Olivia Cooke, and Saskia Reeves stop by to discuss putting a new spin on the British spy genre. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Moon Knight': Directors Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead Talk About Bringing A Darker World To The MCU [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 44:50

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast, co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez dig into Disney+'s latest Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Moon Knight.” Based on the Marvel Comic of the same name, the show follows a mild-mannered museum gift shop employee, Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), who finds himself lost in the difference between reality and waking life nightmares, waking up in insanely dangerous situations, and eventually finding himself entangled in a mysterious plot involving powerful Egyptian Gods and charismatic cult leaders (read our review here). At the top of the episode, our hosts discuss their differing opinions on the first four “Moon Knight” episodes (as spoiler-free as possible), what makes a good hero and a good villain, and finally dissect Marvel's plot-heavy formula. After the conversation, directors Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead stop by to discuss the difficulty of pulling together multiple genres to create a signature “Moon Knight” feel. They also discuss the possibility of "Moon Knight" season two and Benson and Moorehead talk vaguely about working on "Loki" season two. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    'Panic Room' At 20: Remember The Era Of The Blockbuster Adult Thriller? [The Playlist Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 67:01

    In this episode of The Playlist Podcast, the hosts celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Panic Room” by talking about the film and how Hollywood and filmmaking have changed since the 2002 release. Would “Panic Room” make $200 million worldwide in 2022, as it did 20 years ago? Would it be sent directly to a streamer, and perhaps turned into an event series? And is “Panic Room” an underrated film in the pantheon of David Fincher features? Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Halo': Pablo Schreiber Talks About Playing Master Chief, 'Halo' Season 2 Changes, and Wolverine [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 30:25

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez dig into Paramount+'s long-gestating sci-fi epic, “Halo.” Based on the video game franchise of the same name, the show takes place in the 26th century amidst a war between humanity and an alien race called The Covenant. At the center of the story is Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber), a genetically enhanced super-soldier who uncovers an artifact that changes the course of his life, and potentially all life as he knows it. At the top of the episode, our hosts discuss the ups and downs of the first two "Halo" episodes that were screened for critics, as well as the epic journey of adapting the popular video game title for a modern television audience. After the conversation, Pablo Schreiber stops by to discuss taking on the role of Master Chief and having to audition after thinking he had the role already. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    'WeCrashed': Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello Talk About Their Funny, But Empathetic Tech Grifter Series For Apple TV+ [Bingeworthy]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 43:26

    In today's episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez dig into the rise and trend of tech grifter television which is all the rage at this very moment. Specifically, we discuss Apple TV+'s new series “WeCrashed,” which tells the true story of Adam and Rebecca Neumann (played by Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, respectively), founders of WeWork, which grew from a single co-working space in New York to a global brand worth $47 billion in under a decade — until disaster struck. It's a hilarious, but also genuine and empathetic look at the hubris and greed of the WeWork grifters, their questionable-at-best business practices, and the love story that drives them to great heights (read our review) We also discuss a similar series currently airing on Hulu, “The Dropout,” which stars Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos. In a similar vein to “WeCrashed,” it tracks the rise and fall of the Theranos brand, which touted the development of groundbreaking healthcare technology that would save lives, but oops, forgot what tiny major detail of it all: the technology they assumed they could create quickly, proved to be much more unfeasible and didn't actually exist yet. Talk about the horse before the cart arrogance. (read our review) After the conversation, writer/showrunners Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello stop by to talk about bringing “WeCrashed” to the screen, not only because it was an interesting story, but because there was a love story dynamic in the middle of it that really made it stand out beyond the start-up rise and fall series that were already out there. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    'Super Pumped' Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Beth Schacter Talk 'The Battle for Uber' [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 27:29

    On our latest episode of Bingeworthy, co-hosts Mike DeAngelo & Rodrigo Perez dig into Showtime's new anthology series, "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber," which tells the story of one of Silicon Valley's most successful and most destructive unicorns, Uber. The season pivots on Travis Kalanick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Uber's hard-charging CEO who was ultimately ousted in a boardroom coup, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with his mentor Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler), the plainspoken, brilliant Texan venture capitalist who bets his sterling reputation on Uber's success – and then has to live with the consequences. After the initial intro and discussion of the series, writer/showrunners Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Executive Producer Beth Schacter (BILLIONS) stop by to discuss the show and why these stories, like Travis Kalanick of Uber, keep popping up out of Silicon Valley. "All of this comes from Steve Jobs," Koppelman says and Jobs legacy really looms large over all these tech stories. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Director Shawn Levy Talks ‘The Adam Project,' His Ryan Reynolds Relationship, ‘Stranger Things' S4 [The Discourse Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 13:59

    Director Shawn Levy and actor/wise-ass extraordinaire Ryan Reynolds have become a bit of a magic pairing. First collaborating on last year's original sci-fi hit, “Free Guy,” the two have been singing each other's praises in interview after interview, all usually while talking up what was going to be an even better movie, their next original sci-fi collaboration entitled, “The Adam Project.” The film follows a pilot from the future named Adam (Ryan Reynolds) who jumps back in time and teams up with his younger self (Walker Scobell) and his father (Mark Ruffalo) to save the world from a person who has used time travel for their own nefarious purposes. During a conversation on The Discourse, director Shawn Levy shared how the project came to be, discussed his bff working relationship with Ryan Reynolds (and those "Deadpool 3" rumors), and a little bit about "Stranger Things" season four, the series that he is an executive producer of and sometimes acts as a director too. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    'Winning Time': Max Borenstein, Rodney Barnes & Quincy Isaiah Talk HBO's Hilarious & Hedonistic LA Lakers Series [Bingeworthy]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 39:45

    The Bingeworthy buds, Mike DeAngelo and Playlist Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez, are back to talk about all of the TV news and shows that are worth your time. This week finds our hosts digging into one of the new HBO series, “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.” After the discussion, writer/showrunner Max Borenstein, writer/executive producer Rodney Barnes, and actor Quincy Isaiah, who plays the charismatic Magic Johnson, stop by to discuss how the show became the prestige show that it is. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Reid Carolin Talks 'Dog' With Channing Tatum, 'Gambit,' & 'Magic Mike 3' [Deep Focus Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 24:32

    On this episode of the Deep Focus podcast, host and Playlist EIC, Rodrigo Perez talks to Reid Carolin, the co-director and co-writer of "Dog" which he made with co-writer/co-director and star Channing Tatum. Tatum's been absent from the live-action big screen for nearly four years-- the actor needed a break after his divorce and was feeling disillusioned with the industry. But part of the reason he was gone for so long, in addition to his personal life, was trying to write, direct, produce and star in the 20th Century Fox, "X-Men" spin-off "Gambit.' The film was a big passion project to Tatum, but eventually fell apart after Fox was bought by Disney and absorbed into the greater Marvel brand. But all that prep work prepared them for "Dog," a much-much different film, and a two-hander buddy comedy about a man and his... well, not-quite-best-friend yet. Tatum stars as a U.S. Army Ranger, battling PTSD and brain trauma, who is tasked with taking a military dog to the funeral of his handler. It's also a road trip film, a soulful life-affirming drama as well as the quirky comedy of all the detours it takes. Think Hal Ashby if he listed to Jack Johnson while taking gummies. In this episode, we get to all things "Dog," but we also dive into a lot of "Gambit," since that was the film that lead to dog, and also the "Magic Mike" series. Carolin and Tatum are the architects of the "Magic Mike" franchise and they've brought back original director Steven Soderbergh to helm, "Magic Mike 3: The Last Dance." Carolin talks about Soderbergh's mentorship to the two burgeoning filmmakers and gives us a taste of 'The Last Dance,' suggesting this is the closest Steven Soderbergh has ever gotten to making a full-blown musical. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘The Batman': Matt Reeves Delivers An Ultra-Dark Reboot Filled With Vengeance, Villains & Stool Pigeons [The Playlist Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 62:14

    After years of development, more than a year of delays, and an absolute ton of marketing, “The Batman” is finally upon us. You've seen the rave reviews already, but on this episode of The Playlist Podcast, we dive deep into the film to really figure out if Matt Reeves delivered the quintessential ‘Batman' film or not. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Taika Waititi & Rhys Darby Talk ‘Our Flag Means Death,' ‘Thor: Love And Thunder' & More [The Discourse]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 17:39

    Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi is no stranger to mixing intimate workplace comedies with genres you wouldn't necessarily expect like, Vampires, Indigenous Kids, Musicians, etc. Well, now he and writer/showrunner David Jenkins have teamed to bring you a humorous and heartfelt tale of pirates with their new show, “Our Flag Means Death,” which premieres March 3rd on HBO Max. Now, Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby stop by The Discourse to talk about their new series and how they got involved. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    The New 'Scream' Directors On A Possible ‘Ready or Not' Sequel & The Next ‘Scream' Film [The Discourse Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 17:49

    Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett aka Radio Silence made a name for themselves with the excellent 2019 original horror hit, “Ready or Not.” From there, as they say, the horror world was their gory little oyster. So, what did the up-and-coming team decide to take on next? A “Ready or Not” sequel? Hogwash! It turns out that the duo was basically gifted a much more enticing prospect in the form of a “Scream” sequel — the first that wouldn't involve the late Wes Craven. While at first, they were skeptical—not a huge fan of horror sequels— ultimately they relented when they discovered that the producers wanted to make a thoughtful horror film that avoided the trap of bad horror films. "You never want to be the outlier. And especially because it's movies that we love and we also just don't want to ruin that legacy. It just matters too much. Luckily Guy and Jamie are also mega-fans, so we knew it was going to be treated with love and respect.” And the rest, as they say, is history. “Scream” (2022) was a big hit and the sequel was immediately greenlit when critics and fans responded positively. The duo is hard at work on breaking the story of the next “Scream” film and admitted they might even be developing another sequel when asked about their first hit, “Ready or Not.” All this and more on this week's episode of the Discourse brought to you by host Mike DeAngelo and The Playlist Podcast Network. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    '1883' Delivers With A Bold, Devastating Finale Filled With Shocking Deaths [Yellowstoners]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 24:01

    The Yellowstoners, Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez, have returned to discuss the final two episodes of the hit Paramount+ prequel spin-off series, “1883,” entitled “Racing Clouds” and “This Is Not Your Heaven.” Suffice it to say, *spoilers follow,* for what was a very bold, shocking, and impressive, season finale, from writer/director/showrunner Taylor Sheridan. Sheridan showed his hand with the finale of “1883,” and what the show was ultimately all about, and, boy, was it a heart-wrenching, brutal take on the journey that led the Duttons to their hallowed home and ranch. Ultimately, as predicted by former U.S. Army Captain/wagon master Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott), the cost of that journey was high as possible, with nary a soul left standing. If you were looking for huge emotional stakes, "1883" over-delivered on its promise of showing the heartless and savage side of nature of life along the Oregon Trail in the late 1800s. In the final Yellowstoners episode of the season, we break down the events and emotions that came along with the final two episodes, what this means for the recently green-lit season two of “1883,” and how this reflects on "Yellowstone" empire overall. The question is less, “Who actually dies?!” and more, “Who actually lives?” Either way, the answer likely shocked viewers this past weekend, leading to a potential tissue shortage, at least in our homes. Let's just say this, Sheridan wasn't f*cking around and isn't afraid of killing off all your favorite characters. Less horsing around and more drama. This episode is something of a goodbye for now. "Yellowstone" probably won't return until summer 2022, so consider this something of a hiatus until then. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    David Jenkins Talks 'Our Flag Means Death,' Working With Taika Waititi & More [Bingeworthy]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 33:43

    The Bingeworthy boys, Mike DeAngelo, and Playlist Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez, are back to talk about all of the TV news and shows that are worth your time. This week finds our hosts digging into one of the new HBO series, “Our Flag Means Death” which premieres on March 3. After the discussion, writer/showrunner David Jenkins stops by to discuss how the show came into being just by hearing the true story of the real Stede Bonnet. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Lake Bell Talks Directing 'Pam & Tommy,' Reclaiming Pamela Anderson's Narrative, Solo Projects and More [Bingeworthy]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 47:06

    On this episode of the Bingeworthy podcast, The Playlist's TV podcast dedicated to what we watch and how we watch it in the accelerated streaming age, we speak to multi-hyphenate super thread Lake Bell, an actress, filmmaker, writer, producer, and voice actress, who recently was tapped to directed some crucial episodes of Hulu's series, "Pam & Tommy," about the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee '90s sex tape scandal. While Bell is known for her acting career first and foremost, she turned to creating her own stories with 2013's acclaimed Sundance film, "In A World," that she starred in, wrote and directed. She followed that up with 2017's "I Do... Until I Don't" comedic treatise on marriage and then co-created the ABC comedy "Bless This Mess" with Elizabeth Meriwether, in which she starred in, and directed and wrote on. Her latest directing gig is joining Craig Gillespie and a talented crew of filmmakers on "Pam & Tommy." Chronicling the marriage between actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, played by Lily James and Sebastian Stan, the Hulu series tells the tale of how their home-movie sex tape was stolen from their home, and eventually screened and sold to the whole world, a massive invasion of privacy that strained their marriage and arguably tanked Anderson's career. Moreover, this personal, private tape which they had no intent on selling, let alone showing to anyone was a massive violation and invasion of privacy, that shamed, humiliated, and made Anderson the butt of cultural jokes for years. While "Pam & Tommy" starts out rock n' roll, funny and vibrant, it eventually gets pretty dark when the sex tape is stolen-- an act of twisted "karma"-- as Anderson is shocked and emotionally devastated about this violating exposure. Bell is there to direct the key fourth, turning-point episode "The Master Beta," right after the tape is stolen and begins to leak and spread, illustrating the emotional panic the couple feels when they learn it was stolen (Seth Rogen plays a disgruntled carpenter who took a safe that had the tape). She also returns for the penultimate and seventh episode, which airs March 2 on Hulu and further gets into the darker turmoil of this story and how Anderson is put through the wringer as she is exposed to the world. While "Pam & Tommy" is entertaining, it's also the story of reclaiming Pamela Anderson's narrative and reminding the world she was a real victim in this story, caught between the warring of two stupid men (her husband and the carpenter he refused to pay), grifters trying to make a buck (Penthouse, the porn industry, the burgeoning online industry), lawyers and judges who make neanderthal-like decisions against her privacy and agency, and a culture all too willing to not see her side of the story-- a clear violation of her privacy--and just cruelly mock her. This is really the meat of what Bell digs into in this podcast, telling Anderson's story, trying to reclaim her narrative, and digging deep into still-relevant topics of privacy, agency, and lack thereof, violation, and the horror of feeling helpless. Bell herself was a victim of a 2014 cyberattack that exposed private photos of herself and dozens of other celebrities and she speaks about that violation of her own privacy for the first time as well, candidly talking about that humiliation and how it helped her relate to Anderson's story. Bell also speaks about her solo directing career (at least two new projects on the way, that she wrote), working for Marvel as the new Black Widow on Disney+'s "What If?,? voicing Poison Ivy on the animated "Harley Quinn" and much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Jeb Stuart Talks ‘Vikings: Valhalla,' Writing 'Die Hard,' And Teases Netflix's 'Assassin's Creed' [The Discourse]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 25:34

    Jeb Stuart is a name that has been around Hollywood for quite a while as a writer on such classics as “Die Hard,” “The Fugitive,” and “Another 48 Hrs.” After a long break from the industry, he has found a niche as a television showrunner for projects like Netflix's “The Liberator,” and his latest, “Vikings: Valhalla,” which drops on Netflix on Friday, February 25th. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    'Death On The Nile,' 'Dead Calm' and the Nautical Murder Mystery [Be Reel]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 90:26

    In the wake of "Death On The Nile," Be Reel peers through its spyglass at that classic sub-sub-genre Nautical Murder Mysteries. Along for the pleasure cruise is Mashable illustrator Bob Al-Greene, who's currently working on the first-ever graphic novelization of an Agatha Christie mystery. We talk Poirot, Branagh, and distracting CGI before diving into our other nautical murder mysteries: "Dead Calm" (1989) and "Murder Mystery" (2019). Did the skipper do it? Listen in. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    David Blue Garcia Talks 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' The "Infamous" Bus Scene & More [The Playlist Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 20:25

    Nearly 50 years after the original was released, Netflix is ready for a whole new generation to discover “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” with a new sequel arriving today. And on this episode of The Playlist Podcast, filmmaker David Blue Garcia joins to talk about the latest entry in the history of ‘Chainsaw' films. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    John Lurie Talks ‘Painting with John' Season 2 [Bingeworthy]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 58:29

    The Bingeworthy boys, Mike DeAngelo, and Playlist Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez, are back to talk about all of the TV news and shows that are worth your time. This week finds us discussing the big Paramount investor day presentation news and digging into the depths of HBO Max to uncover a hidden gem of a show called “Painting with John.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    '1883' Deals With Whirlwind Romances & Taylor Sheridan Has Another 'Yellowstone' Spinoff Coming [Yellowstoners]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 21:28

    The Yellowstoners, Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez, have returned to discuss Episodes 7 and 8 of the hit Paramount+ prequel spin-off series, “1883.” They also have multiple new "1883" and "Yellowstone" creator, Taylor Sheridan, shows to discuss, as it was reported earlier this week that Captain Yellowstone himself, Mr. Taylor Sheridan, has had 5 series greenlit for the Paramount+ streaming service that will all premiere over the next year or so, including a new "Yellowstone" spinoff series, "1932." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    'The Book of Boba Fett': Franchise Savior Or Killer? [Bingeworthy Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 50:30

    Bingeworthy has returned—the relaunch of a fairly-long dormant Playlist TV podcast that will no longer stay asleep! We're in and have been in, a new age of streaming - the uber years beyond Netflix. Everyone has their “+” subscription service and, hell, Disney+ only launched at the very end of 2019 with Apple, Paramount, Peacock, and many others will follow in their footsteps. This episode, #1 as we consider it a total reboot, relaunch, focuses on Lucasfilm's "The Book Of Boba Fett," an extremely hit and miss show and arguably the worst Lucasfilm series to date. Written by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, the head's of "Star Wars" on TV these days, and directed and executive produced by Robert Rodriguez, "The Book Of Boba Fett" went something like this: terrible, boring, then more interesting when it decided it was no longer at all concerned with its title character. "The Book Of Boba Fett" became "The Mandalorian" 2.5, and while that was more interesting, it was also very strange for a show to just abandon its lead character, pivot to Mando, and oh yeah, slather us with fan service cameos while they were at it. Favreau discussed in the past and teased how different this show would be, saying that it was influenced by "Game of Thrones," but if interweaving A, B, C, D, E, and more storylines were the goal-- just like uhhh... all television that juggles multiple storylines, it was a major failure. While it wasn't a total wash and there were interesting things within it, we'd love if Lucasfilm could figure out their "interconnected" storytelling world with a bit more finess. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    The Best Disaster Films Are Fun, Emotional & Feature Philip Seymour Hoffman [The Playlist Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 55:54

    You've probably seen the endless TV spots and trailers for Roland Emmerich's new disaster film, “Moonfall.” And while that film looks appropriately dumb and ridiculous, it's unlikely going to be one of the best disaster films of all time, right? Thankfully, The Playlist Podcast is here to give you a few recommendations in this particular world-ending subgenre to explore if you're content with skipping “Moonfall” this weekend. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    '1883' Gets Deadly And Hopeful, Plus LaMonica Garrett Talks Black Characters In Westerns & Acting Opposite Sam Elliott [Yellowstoners]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 39:59

    The hosts discuss all the spoiler-y "1883" details, that major episode 5 death scene, more big cameos, and their predictions and hopes for the rest of the season, and, afterward, LaMonica Garrett stops by to talk about playing Thomas on "1883," the rarity of finding positive representation for Black characters in Westerns, working with Sam Elliott, and his new show "The Terminal List" that's coming to Amazon Prime Video later this year also starring Chris Pratt. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    'Spencer,' 'The Humans,' and 'Shiva Baby': The Nightmare Family Function Movies of 2021 [Be Reel]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 74:52

    While 2020 kept so many families painfully apart, three acclaimed indies from last year made the opposite case: "Why do I see these people again?" Playing a little 2021 catch-up, Chance and Noah drop by to visit "Spencer," "Shiva Baby," and "The Humans" to explore how families—be they English royalty or middle-class Americans—banter, bristle, covet nostalgia, push buttons, and flirt with genuine horror. But hey, just look at that spread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Adrien Brody Talks ‘Clean,' His Relationship With Wes Anderson & More [The Discourse]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 18:52

    Adrien Brody is an Academy Award-winning actor known for his extreme commitment to his roles and projects throughout his career, but what many may not know is that he's also a producer and a musician. With his latest project,“Clean,” he's able to flex all of those muscles simultaneously as he not only stars in and produces the film, but he also co-wrote the script and composed the score. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson Talk 'Yellowjackets,' Working With Karyn Kusama, And Season 2 [The Discourse]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 24:07

    Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson are a husband-and-wife writer/producer team from shows like "The Originals," "Narcos," and "Dispatches From Elsewhere." In this episode of The Discourse, the duo sat down with host Mike DeAngelo to talk about putting together one of the biggest hits of the season, Showtime's "Yellowjackets." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Muhammad Ali on Film [Be Reel]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 60:36

    To celebrate the 80th birthday of the eternal G.O.A.T., Chance dives deep into Muhammad Ali's cinematic legacy. Morgan Campbell of CBC Sports joins to discuss the unwavering supply of Ali documentaries and films, plus the necessity of preserving context around Ali's life and legacy as an activist athlete. Then, to finish, Chance runs down his three favorite Ali films—from Michael Mann's biopic to "When We Were Kings." Happy birthday, champ. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    ‘Peacemaker': Has The James Gunn Formula Run Out Of Steam In His ‘Suicide Squad' Spinoff? [The Playlist Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 45:28

    Last year, the world was introduced to James Gunn's “The Suicide Squad.” The film might not have had a huge box office, due to a variety of reasons, but fans and critics seemed to really enjoy what the filmmaker brought to the DCEU franchise. Now, not even six months later, he's ready to keep it going with his first HBO Max series, “Peacemaker,” a spinoff of the aforementioned superhero film. But is “Peacemaker” worthy of an 8-episode series? In this episode of The Playlist Podcast, that question is answered, and the conclusion might surprise you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    'Yellowstone' Shocks With A Deadly Season Finale & Eric Nelsen Talks Playing Ennis on '1883' [Yellowstoners]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 58:48

    The Yellowstoners, Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez, have returned to see how it all shook out in Season 4 of Paramount Network's money-maker, “Yellowstone.” During the podcast, the hosts discuss the Season 4 finale of “Yellowstone,” and the third episode of the prequel, “1883.” The hosts discuss all the spoiler-y details, that major death scene, and Season 5 predictions, and, afterward, Eric Nelsen stops by to talk about playing the charismatic charmer cowboy, Ennis, on 1883, living 10 minutes from their shoot, the sweet nature of Sam Elliott, and how soap opera acting prepared him for his new role. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    The Most Disappointing Films Of 2021 [The Playlist Podcast]

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 79:51

    As we look towards the final hours of 2021 and hope beyond all logic that 2022 will bring forth nothing but good fortune for everyone around the world, it's time to vent the last bit of frustration we have about the past 365 days in a new episode of The Playlist Podcast focusing on the Most Disappointing Films of the year. No, we're not talking about the absolute worst films in the year. We all know there are plenty of straight-to-streaming pieces of trash that arrive all the time. But the 10 films that grace our Most Disappointing year-end list are chosen because of their unfortunate mixture of high expectations and absolutely dreadful results. As a sample of what you can expect, we discuss at least one Marvel Studios film (probably won't be difficult to figure that one out), a couple of horror films, a Tom Holland film not called ‘Spider-Man,' a prequel to a legendary TV show, a Taylor Sheridan bomb in a year where “Yellowstone” dominated TV, and much more. But it's not all exasperated film fans talking about bad movies. We also go over some of our favorites for the year to end the podcast on a high note and to hopefully keep our optimism high as we enter a new year. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe Talk 'The Beta Test' [Deep Focus]

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 43:17

    Welcome back to the Deep Focus podcast. My guests this week are a duo: Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe, the co-directors, co-writers and co-stars of IFC Films' “The Beta Test,” and let me say that yes, this conversation is well-overdue. "The Beta Test" came out in late November, but hey, it's on VOD and more importantly, in a little teaser of what's to come: you will see "The Beta Test" on our upcoming list of the Best Films Of 2021 That You Didn't See. If that feels like a backhanded compliment. It's not meant to be. The film is just sorely overlooked and we urge people to see it. "The Beta Test" is about a married Hollywood agent—played by Cummings—who receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a big web of deceit, lies, and twist and turns. It's a dark, satirical look at Hollywood, cancel culture, the woke age of empathy and how that's really just terrified a lot of white men. Cummings and McCabe also talk about one of their indie heroes David Gordon Green who they have worked with a little bit and tease two more indie films they have in the works and suffice to say they are very ambitious. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

    Alana Haim Talks Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Licorice Pizza' [Deep Focus]

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 17:50

    Welcome back to the Deep Focus podcast (like our new logo?) My guest this week is none other than Alan Haim from the rock group HAIM, but more importantly, she is the star of Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film “Licorice Pizza.” "Licorice Pizza" is Anderson's latest throwback, vintage, nostalgic look at the 1970s San Fernando Valley, his old stomping grounds, and the place he loves to keep returning to. In a recent Q&A I attended with PTA, the filmmaker said unapologetically about “Licorice Pizza,” and his return to his roots, “if nostalgia is a disease, well I guess I have it.” "Licorice Pizza" is unabashedly throwback, but it's still very different from "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia." More importantly, Haim, in her debut screen performance is just terrific in the movie. She told me all about making it, working with PTA and the uber-secretive, circuitous way he pitched the movie to her--an mysterious email with an attachment sent to her in the middle or the night. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

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