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Beyond the Big Screen
Two Days in November How Sam Giancana, The Chicago Mafia and the Kennedy Assassination

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 42:54


In this episode of the podcast, we will be discussing the soon to be released movie written by Nick Celozzi, which delves into the John F Kennedy assassination and the possible involvement of Sam Giancana and the Chicago Mafia. Nick Celozzi is the nephew of Chicago Mafia boss, Sam Giancana. The movie, which is based on extensive research and the personal recollections of Nick and his uncles, suggests that the assassination of President Kennedy was not just the work of Lee Harvey Oswald, but rather a larger conspiracy involving powerful individuals and organizations. One of the key players in this theory is Sam Giancana, the head of the Chicago Mafia at the time of the assassination. Giancana had a strong motive for wanting Kennedy out of office, as the President was actively working to undermine organized crime in the United States. The movie also presents evidence of a possible connection between Giancana and Oswald, as well as other individuals and groups who may have been involved in the assassination. If you're interested in learning more about the John F Kennedy assassination, the new movie written by Nick Celozzi, and the possible involvement of Sam Giancana and the Chicago Mafia, be sure to check out this episode and use the following hashtags to join the conversation: #JFKassassination #NickCelozzi #SamGiancana #ChicagoMafia #conspiracytheory #coverup #Kennedyassassination Original Publication Date: 1/26/2023 Learn More About our Guest: Nick Celozzi https://www.monaco-films.com/ You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: www.atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com Click here to support Beyond the Big Screen! https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreen https://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreen Click to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feed email: steve@atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com https://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacy Parthenon Podcast Network Home: parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast https://twitter.com/atozhistory Music Provided by: "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Begin Transcript:

On Air With Ryan Seacrest
DFH- Michael Jackson Biopic Coming to the Bigscreen

On Air With Ryan Seacrest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 0:47


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Beyond the Big Screen
Coming Soon: Mafia and Government Interwoven

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 5:24


Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen!You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:www.atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick here to support Beyond the Big Screen!https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreenhttps://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreenClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comhttps://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacyParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcasthttps://twitter.com/atozhistoryMusic Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Podcast Under The Stairs
The Podcast Under The Stairs - Baz's Backdoor Cinema EP 9 - Barbarian (2022)

Podcast Under The Stairs

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 115:53


Welcome to episode 9 of Baz's Backdoor Cinema on The Podcast Under the Stairs. Join your host Duncan Under The Stairs discussing all things Horror on The Podcast Under the Stairs. The Baz is back for a new series looking at the movies he wants to talk about. From the Big Screen to then Small Screen, nothing is safe from Baz's Backdoor Cinema. This episode is covering Barbarian (2002). Check out the review on YouTube: https://youtu.be/D139qViu7OE The grading follows the Netflix rating style of 1 = Hated It, 2 = Didn't Like It, 3 = Liked It, 4 = Really Liked It & 5 = Loved It Barbarian: Duncan: 4 Baz: 4.5 Our new RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/13ba6ef0/podcast/rss BUY OFFICIAL TPUTS MERCH FROM http://tputscast.bigcartel.com Check out the show on Anchor, iTunes, TuneIn & on Stitcher Radio. Join our Discord Community. Please leave us feedback on iTunes, podcastunderthestairs@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

MURDERISH
Robert Sorrells: “From the Big Screen to the Big House” | MURDERISH Ep. 127

MURDERISH

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 43:54


A character actor who appeared in over 100 films and TV shows between the early 60s and late 80s, Robert Sorrells made a living playing bit parts in big productions: classics like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Twilight Zone. No matter the plot, the roles typically ended the same for Sorrells―with his character either firing a bullet, or taking one himself. His early filmography reads like an advertisement for the NRA: Gunfight in Abilene, Mosby's Marauders, Death of a Gunfighter, The Ride to Hangman's Tree. In a disturbing case of life imitating art, Sorrells, at the age of 74, gunned down two men at a bar near his home in Simi Valley, California, killing one and badly wounding the other. His victim: A 45-year-old painting contractor and father of one. The shocking July 2004 murder shined a spotlight on the psychology of aging actors, and begged the question: did a lifetime of being around fake movie violence make Sorrells more inclined to commit the real-life kind? Or, were the characters he portrayed all those years on film closer to reality than those around him realized?   Become a MURDERISH | Behind the Mic member and get access to bonus episodes, ad-free episodes and many other exclusive perks. Visit https://www.patreon.com/Murderish to sign up. Visit Murderish.com for more info about the show and Creator/Host, Jami.  Follow us @MurderishPodcast on Instagram & TikTok, and Facebook.  Sponsors -  Nom Nom: Visit TryNom.com/murderish for 50% off your no-risk 2-week trial. Rocket Money: Visit RocketMoney.com/murderish to easily cancel unwanted subscriptions & save money. Subscribe to Dirty Money Moves: Women in White Collar Crime in your favorite podcast app! Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dirty-money-moves-women-in-white-collar-crime/id1619521092 Follow Dirty Money Moves on Instagram & TikTok @DirtyMoneyMoves.  Want to advertise on this show? We've partnered with Cloud10 | iHeartRadio to handle our advertising requests. If you're interested in advertising on MURDERISH or Dirty Money Moves: Women in White Collar Crime, send an email to Sahiba Krieger mailto:sahiba@cloud10.fm with a copy to mailto:jami@murderish.com.  Research & Writing: K. Brant. Audio editing and sound design: Podmachine with oversight by Emily Crain at Cloud10 Media. Remember, listening to this podcast doesn't make you a murderer - it just means you're murder...ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Light Reading Podcasts
Advertising on the big screen is a big deal in the streaming era

Light Reading Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 16:39


Pay-TV may be in decline, but the TV screen remains a valuable piece of real estate for advertisers as more and more premium content gets pulled into various ad-supported streaming apps and direct-to-consumer (DTC) services. It's a trend not lost on FreeWheel, the ad-tech specialist that Comcast acquired in 2014. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Beyond the Big Screen
The British Empire and the New Country of Australia Collide Over Poet Rancher Breaker Morant

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 59:17


Garry Stevens of the History in the Bible Podcast and Australian born and bred takes us through an interesting piece of Australian history and historiography, the story of military officer Breaker Morant. Morant found himself on the wrong side of military law in the Boer Wars in early 20th century South Africa. Should Breaker be left on the scrap heap of history or should we examine his complicated life and death more? Learn More About Our Guest:Garry Stevens, Australian and Host of the History in the Bible Podcast https://www.historyinthebible.com/ You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: www.atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com Click here to support Beyond the Big Screen! https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreen https://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreen Click to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feed email: steve@atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com https://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacy Parthenon Podcast Network Home: parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast https://twitter.com/atozhistory Music Provided by: "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Image Credits: Begin Transcript:

Geek Watch One
GW1 Issue 350 – Catching Up On the Big Screen

Geek Watch One

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 74:22


  A new year means a fresh slate of movies to look forward to. From blockbuster superhero flicks from the big two to action and horror to a few interesting looking indies, there's a good variety coming to the big screen this quarter. Plus, we'll let you know what we've been streaming over the past […]

RJ Priya
Big screen la vanthachu

RJ Priya

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 0:54


Big screen la vanthachu

VR Download
Vive XR Elite & Pimax View Hands-On, Roblox On Quest 3

VR Download

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 144:18


Our super-sized episode covers CES 2023 demos of headsets including the Vive XR Elite and Pimax Portal View.We also discuss Windows Mixed Reality growing on Steam with Reverb G2 discounts, Bigscreen co-watching with Disney & Amazon Prime, Meta ending Quest 1 Updates, Roblox rumored for Quest in 2023, Intel's latest Wifi chips, Quest 2's GPU performance boost. 

Beyond the Big Screen
Outtake The Most Boring Podcast Side Conversation Ever

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 7:47


Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen! You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: www.atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com Click here to support Beyond the Big Screen! https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreen https://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreen Click to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feed email: steve@atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com https://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacy Parthenon Podcast Network Home: parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast https://twitter.com/atozhistory Music Provided by: "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

March or Die
The Church in Times of Crisis

March or Die

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 40:42


Why does the Church matter in times of Crisis? Even as more and more people in our country claim no church affiliation, historically speaking, the church has always been essential in communities during times of crisis or uncertainty. Today on The March or Die Show, my guest Steve Guerra and I discuss the history of the church in moments of crisis and why the church is needed today more than ever. In addition to being a teacher and historian, Steve is the host of two podcasts, "The History of the Papacy", and "Beyond the Bigscreen". You can find both of these and learn more about Steve at www.atozhistorypage.com .

Choice Classic Radio Detectives | Old Time Radio

Choice Classic Radio presents to you Dragnet, which aired from 1949 to 1957. Today we bring to you the episode titled “The Big Screen.”   Please consider supporting our show by becoming a patron at http://choiceclassicradio.com We hope you enjoy the show!

Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast
(GRCAM Legacy Builders: Taking Our Story To The Big Screen)

Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 43:44


Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast is a platform for ordinary law abiding citizens from Emmanuel Barbee friends list and from his social groups who are emerging artists, allied healthcare professionals, church leaders, and upcoming entrepreneurs to promote their products and services to people from the podcast community. This no holds-barred talk show focus on promoting grassroots advocacy, business, finance, health, community-based solutions, employment and Christianity which speaks to the interests of our listeners. Broadcasting on multiple social networks throughout the United States and around the globe. This show will provide insight on how our creative abilities can be used to create tangible change in our communities. These are not just online groups for me to sell my book but rather groups for us to build our own network so we can support one another.

Beyond the Big Screen
Underrated or Overrated with Josh Cohen

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 59:59


Today we are joined by many time guest of the show, Josh Cohen, to talk about our favorite underrated movies. We talk about movies we don't think get as much critical attention as they should and what actually makes a movie underrated. We would love to hear what movies you think are underrated! Learn More About our Guest: Josh Cohen, host of the Eyewitness History Podcast https://www.parthenonpodcast.com/eyewitness-history/ You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: www.atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com Click here to support Beyond the Big Screen! https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreen https://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreen Click to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feed email: steve@atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com https://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacy Parthenon Podcast Network Home: parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast https://twitter.com/atozhistory Music Provided by: Music from "5/8 Socket" by Rico's Gruv Used by permission. © 2021 All Rights Reserved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=210vQJ4-Ns0 https://open.spotify.com/album/32EOkwDG1YdZwfm8pFOzUu "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Begin Transcript:

Life Through the Big Screen
Movies To See In 2023

Life Through the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 10:20


I did my worst and best films of 2022, enough of the past, now let's look into the future! The 2023 films I'm looking forward to! This doesn't mean I'm going to see every one of them, because for several of these I only read a synopsis, and if the trailer looks bad, then I'm not going to see it. Or, if the trailer looks stellar and I do plan on seeing it, but everyone across the board who sees it hates it, I'm not going to waste my time or money. Don't look at me that way - I'm going to be like that until I can start monetizing this podcast, okay? Or, it could be that a movie looks great, and people love it, but it's only on Hulu or something, a service I don't have. Then, in that case, it sucks to be me. There's also going to be those movies that jump out and surprise me in the middle of the year that I never would have considered just by reading the premise on paper. All that to say, this is not a comprehensive list by any means. And just so you know, this isn't a Top 10 list, this is just running through the release dates from January to December, so here we go!The first film up is You People. Don't know a thing about it except that it's a buddy comedy (I like buddy comedies - like, is there really a better kind of comedy than that?) which stars Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy. I don't care much for Eddie Murphy outside of Beverly Hills Cop, but I'm a big fan of Jonah Hill. He always makes me laugh. Knock at the Cabin is an apocalyptic psychological horror film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. What can I say, the man's having a resurgence of sorts with Split, Glass, and I actually enjoyed Old. So I say keep bringing it, my man. I've still got faith in you. I'm still a fan. Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey is coming out next year, and um... yeah, it sounds silly enough that my interest is piqued. Is it going to be any good? Doubt it. Will I watch it? ...Doubt it. But it's on my list if I ever happen to come across it. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Sigh. After last year's Thor: Love and Thunder and all the Marvel shows that no one can possibly keep up with, I'm kind of done with Marvel. Way I see it, Marvel ended with a bang with End Game, and then Spider-Man: No Way Home was like the end-credit scene to all of Marvel. It was the icing on the cake, the last hoorah, the final farewell. To be fair, I haven't seen Wakanda yet, but I'm skeptical because it doesn't have Chadwick Boseman or Michael B. Jordan (though I've been told that Jordan does make an appearance). Anyway, I like Ant-Man, but this will likely be one I wait to come on Disney+. Speaking of Michael B. Jordan, Creed III is my first highly anticipated movie. I love Rocky, all of his movies, and I love the follow-up series, Creed, just as much. I know this film, which is also directed by Michael B. Jordan (following in the lines of Sylvester Stallone), is going to be a knockout. Scream VI is one I'm not dying to see, because these movies don't ever touch the brilliance of the first film, but I'm committed. I'll see it. Adam Driver stars as an astronaut who fights dinosaurs. Sixty-five is a movie that was written by the guys that gave us A Quite Place movies. My daughter is heads-over-heels in love with Kylo Ren, so she's probably going to want to see this one with me, even though she'll only be 9. We'll see what Mom says. But even if she can't, I'll definitely check this one out as long as the reviews are positive. Shazam! Fury of the Gods! Bring - it - on!! I'm a big fan of the first movie - I find it original and touching and hilarious. I'm a little concerned that it won't just be Shazam as the lone super hero, but all his siblings will be fighting by his side, so I'm hoping it's not a Hobbit situation where there's too many characters on screen that we don't know what to do with them. Still, I'm highly optimistic about this movie and it's been on my radar for a very long time. Also on my radar is John Wick: Chapter 4. I mean, what can I say? It's one of those franchises that I think gets better with each installment. The action in Chapter 3 was just *Phew!* mind-blowing. So I can't wait to see what they come up with for this film. Champions is a film directed by Bobby Farley, one of the Farley brothers, and stars Woody Harelson. I don't know anything about it beyond that, but that sounds like a winning team if you ask me. The Super Marios Bros. Movie is one I'm really, really looking forward to, and that's coming from a guy that doesn't really like animated movies all that much. But this one looks like eye-candy as far as just how cartoony the characters look, and I love the trailers and clips they've shown for it as the movie will make the Mario world as we know it, come to live, and actually make sense. Guardians of the Galaxy 3. This is easily one of my most anticipated movies by far. I've watched the trailer 12 times by now, and this is one of two exceptions I've always planned on making for my Marvel viewings post-Endgame. This movie looks like it's really going to break my heart, just like it did when Gamora died. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse isn't one I'm as hyped to see as everyone else is, because it's not like I didn't like the first one, but I just feel like it's a tad bit overrated. Don't get me wrong - it's a great, great film, but it just didn't hit all the notes for me as it did for everyone else. Nonetheless, I do plan on watching this one, without a doubt. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. My kids, especially my son, is very excited to see this. And to be honest, I'm not dreading it in the least. It looks like it's part of the Bumblee universe, and if that's the case, then I'm all in. Elemental is the new Pixar movie about fire and water. Their last installments were just so bad (except for Soul), and I didn't even bother with Lightweight. But with Bob Iger back at Disney's helm, there's reason to think this could be good, depending on how late into production they were when Iger made his triumphal return. Asteroid City is a Wes Anderson film that stars Tom Hanks and Steve Carrell, Margot Robbie, Scarlet Johnson, and everyone else in Hollywood it seems. So... yeah, sign me up, even though I'm a little over Tom Hanks at this point. Indian Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Need I say more? I only hope that the film finds some way to make fun of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. If it does, I guarantee you that's going to be a moment where people applaud in the theater. And hopefully this movie provides a lot of those moments. The bar is high for this one, so we'll see. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One. Yes, Toy Story is my favorite franchise of all time. But Mission: Impossible is right there (minus MI:II). This movie has been delayed so many times. It was supposed to come out for my birthday this year, which I was so excited for, but good things come to those who wait, and I've been waiting soooooo long for this. This is my number one movie to see in 2023. Then Guardians Vol. 3., then Creed III, then Shazam!. Oppenheimer is a Christopher Nolan film about the creation of the atomic bomb. I mean, who's not at least intrigued by that? I'm definitely not missing that one. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I put this on my list, honestly, because my wife really wants to see this one. I love the original Hunger Games books, and I really love Catching Fire the movie. So I'll probably take Sarabeth out to see this. Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel. The kids and I really liked the first one which came out in 2021, so I know we'll probably go see this one. This has been a lot of fun looking forward to what's coming out soon. I'd love to hear what you're most looking forward to, so email me your list or make fun of mine at author.andrewtoy@gmail.com or message me on Instagram where you can find me at LifeThroughBigScreenPod. In this interim where I'm the only one doing all the talking and not having guests, I'm still trying to shape how I want my show to look going forward, so bear with me as I might experiement in subsequent episodes, and feel free to give me any feedback or offer suggestions. Please review my show and leave a comment as that's supposed to help it grow. I look forward to hearing from you and I'll see you next time through the big screen! Email me your favorite films of 2022, especially if there's one that I missed that you think should be on my list. But also feel free to argue with me on any of my choices. Not maliciously, of course, because I have a fragile ego. Keep it spirited. My email address is author.andrewtoy@gmail.com, or message me on Instagram where you can find me at LifeThroughBigScreenPod. Happy New Year! Follow Life Through the Big Screen on these following pages:InstagramFacebookTwitterThis episode was sponsored by Spur Creative

Life Through the Big Screen
The Best Movies of 2022

Life Through the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 23:31


Alright, it's the podcast you've all been waiting for: For all, three of you who listen, anyway. Today I'm going to name call and gush on my top films of 2022, so let's get right to it. The bottom of my list and number 17 is Joradn Peele's Nope. I believe it's his third movie. He made Get Out, which I wasn't a fan of, but I know I need to rewatch, and Us, a movie that I absolutely adored. So Peele was already batting 50% with me. When I saw he was tackling aliens, I was all in. So, before I go on, I want to give a disclaimer that I may be biased against this film because, well, I wrote it. You heard me. Years and years ago when I was striving to become an author, I came up with a concept and wrote the first several chapters of a book where flying saucers descended upon a Western-type ghost town. Yup, with the flying horse and people getting beamed up, and even the rain water cascading down around the flying saucer to create the illusion that you were inside a circular waterfall. Except in my version, there was going to be literally thousands of spaceships that covered the face of the earth, blocking out the rain and the sun while the alien residents lived above us where their saucers formed a sort of landscape for them to live their lives on while the rest of us died from lack of sunlight and earth essentially became their underground sewer system. So, Peele's movie didn't go quite the way I planned the story, but there were enough similarities that I kept being taken out of the movie. I'm not saying he stole my idea or whatever, because I realize there's only so many good ideas floating around in the ether for us to grab hold of. He just got the idea and made a movie about it. So I say good on him. Though this isn't may favorite film of the year, it's still an enjoyable watch, and I'll probably revisit it one day. Number 16 is Lost City. This one stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, but I'll be honest, it was Brad Pitt who was the true star in this movie. My gripe with it is that it did that thing that most comedies do, where the first half is really funny, like it knows it wants to be a comedy, but then the second half completely forgets to tell the jokes. So this is a half-and-half movie for me. I recommend watching the first half, for sure, at least everything with Brad Pritt, but if you turn it off halfway through, you're really not missing much.Number 15 is Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers. That's right, it's the Roger Rabbit sequel we never got, but it's certainly a good companion piece. I remember I laughed quite a bit toward the beginning, and the mystery element held my attention throughout. Also, kudos to Disney for not pumping this cute little film with any woke crap. None that I saw, anyway. I think if you never saw the original cartoon it's based off of, some of it will be lost on you, especially the nostalgic scenes, but I think overall it was a creative, out-of-the-box concept that was executed quite well from people that clearly, CLEARLY loved and embraced the original source material. Father Stu is a movie that I think had a theatrical release, but you can catch it now on Netflix. It's number 14 on my list. This one's got Mark Whalberg and my very own Mel Gibson. These two respectable gentlemen are men of faith in real life -- you can keep that anti-semitism crap to yourself, I won't hear it -- and so they were able to pull from real life experiences to tell this true story of a boxer-turned-priest. It's low on my list because it was filmed in the most conventional of ways where it felt like I'd seen it all before, but I still respect it for what it is, and I love that faith-based movies can still be made accessible to the general public.  Number 13 is Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio. I did not want to see this movie, but the reviews convinced me otherwise. That's probably what's going to happen with Avatar: Way of Water. But this movie was a pleasant and unexpected surprise. It was pleasant because the characters were special and life-like, and it was unexpected, because this wasn't the same Pinocchio story we've been told a million times. There are several deviations from the source material that don't compromise the source material's intended morals or values, or even the story itself. So if you're a fan of the Pinocchio story in any way, but want something different from the characters, this is definitely the right movie for you. Nic Cage stars as Nic Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, and this is movie number 12 on my list, though honestly, I could have thrown this movie anywhere below my top 5 and be happy where it landed. I just kind of stuck it in there at random. And though Nic Cage is why you go see this movie, Pedro Pascal is why you stay. Pedro Pascal, you'll remember him as Mando from the Mandalorian, is the true star and heart of this movie. I'd even go so far as to say he delivered one of the best performances of the year, because he just won you over with his sweetness and charm. It was like watching a cute cat video and you can't take your eyes from it. Go into this movie blind, like I did, and I think you'll have a lot of fun, especially if you're familiar with a lot of Nic Cage's work. If not, you'll still have a good time, because you'll just assume that they're referencing another one of his movies. Also, Face/Off is his best film ever. The Adam Project is another one of those films that's 50/50 for me. This one's number 11 on my list. It ought to be much lower because the fighting and sci-fi stuff I didn't care a lick about, but the stuff between Ryan Reynolds and his younger self and his parents was really emotional for me. It's been a long time since I've seen this movie, but the parts that they were trying to be sentimental really hit me deep. I just wish they stretched that stuff out more than the action stuff, because it would have brought it from a good movie to a great movie. Ryan Reynolds is, as usual, wonderful and charming. Number 10 is Where the Crawdads sing. Like The Adam Project, you can find this on Netflix. This movie had me guessing the whole time. I thought the lead actress, Daisy Edgar-Jones was astonishing as Kya, a girl who is suspected of having murdered a man. She had many hats to wear as that character, from hopeless romantic to a reclusive hermit to a woman staring at death row. I loved the story and the setting as it had a very Harper Lee vibe to it. And man, oh man, was it great to see David Strathairn again! You'd recognize him from Memphis Belle, A League of Their Own, and one of my favorite suspense movies: The River Wild. He really hit it out of the park as a lawyer anyone would trust. Oh, and yes, the ending of this movie surprised me, so that gave it some extra points.Weird: The Al Yankovick Story lands at number 9. Honestly, I could have interchanged this with Where the Crawdads Sing as I liked both the same. But this movie was so ... brave in doing what it did. They sold it as one type of movie, but then you get something else entirely, and for once, that wasn't a bad thing. The movie lives up to its title as it is weird, but it's a good weird. It had me smiling all the way through. And Danielle Radcliffe -- way to shed the Harry Potter image, my man! He's no longer JUST the boy who lived. He's now the boy who lived who can also sing and do a really go impression of Weird Al. This next one I'm going to get some flack on because you're probably going to insist I move it much higher up on my list. But number 8 is Everything Everywhere All at Once. This is a film I highly respect for its ambition, its daring, and it's originality. This is also a film I would never have wanted to edit - can you imagine that monumental task? It was just so smart how it was told, and of course it was great to see Short Round back at it. But I've got to say, I'm watching this movie not knowing Short Round was making a comeback, and until I finally looked it up on my phone, I though it was Jackie Chan, but they'd de-aged him. And no, that's not because I think all Asian actors look the same - so don't even. I mentioned Memphis Belle earlier, I get all those guys mixed up too, so it goes both ways. Anyway, if you haven't seen this movie I highly recommend it just so you can experience having your senses assaulted in the best possible way. The only reason it's not higher up on my list is because the themes just didn't apply to me, that's all. And damn, those rocks. When the rock thing happened, I thought I'd be the only one moved by it, but it turns out, everyone talks about those two rocks. So I'm glad I wasn't alone there. Michael Bay is BACK!! You know, The Rock, Armageddon, Bad Boys, that director! Ambulance is number 7, and I'm so glad it was good. I mean, I knew it would be. I cannot be any happier that Michael Bay seems to be done with the Transformers and Ninja Turtle crap. I weep to think of what could have been if he didn't make so many of those stupid movies. He was may favorite director all through high school and college, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Yes, shit gets blown up, the camera never stops, and the action is over the top. Uhhhhh.... Who became king of Movies and said that was a bad thing? Ambulance was a great heist movie, that has a to-the-point bank robbery scene, a fantastic setup for an unintentional hostage situation, and it all pays off. It might be a little bloated time-wise, but that's part of the package of a Michael Bay film. The three leads, Jake Gyllenhall, Yayhya Abdul Manteen II, and Eiza Gonzalez gave it their all in a silly action film, and the whole thing was just a blast to watch. Now we're at the portion of the list where the following six movies are just so good that they could really be shuffled and I'd be okay with the outcome, because these are the standout movies of the year for me and I'll tell you why. But first, a word from my sponsor. Number 6 on my list of best movies of 2022 is A Christmas Story Christmas. When I first heard this movie was coming out, I was cautious. And they didn't start advertising for it until a month or so before Thanksgiving, which was all the more reason to worry. Sure, it's a dumb title, but what are you going to do when the knockoff sequel stole the tittle "A Christmas Story 2"? Peter Billingsley reprises his role as Ralphie Parker, and it's shocking to see how much like the little boy he still looks, especially when he's gazing upward indulging in a daydream. I love how this sequel wasn't a cookie cutter remake of the original (though some can argue that it was), but it followed a storyline that was appropriate for the aging characters. I'll be honest, this movie had me tearing up more than once. As a father, the dad is my favorite character in the original, and he's not in this one because he passed away, but you can still feel his presence in almost every scene in this very special Christmas movie that I'll be sure to revisit with my kids every year from now on. And side note: How crazy is it that it's been almost 20 years since we got a Christmas movie worth its salt (I'm referring to Elf being the last one)? Jackass Forever made number 5 on my list. Is this a masterpiece? Ehh... part of it were, actually. Is it award-winning? It should be. But most importantly: Is it funny? No, it was hilarious. These guys set out with one job and one job only, and they pulled it off. Their job was to make people laugh harder than anyone has in a very long time. The laughs came in quick and hard. There were part of this movie where I was in so much pain. Only The Office and Dumb and Dumber can do that for me. Do me a favor: Set aside your supposed maturity for 90 minutes and just indulge in some low-brow sophomoric pranks and stunts. Allow yourself that treat. We're all so freaking uptight most of the time, and this movie asks if it's really worth it to be that way all the time. Four is Fall. This is another one that's not a masterpiece by any means, but it's the second scariest movie I've ever seen, period. The first scariest movie for me is United 93 because that stuff actually happened and the tension through that movie is just tight as a belay. Speaking of belays, Fall is the second scariest movie I've seen. Like, now I know what some people feel like when they watch a shark movie. It finally clicked with me! See, I don't scare easily. Horror movies often bore me, so it's one of my least favorite genres. And to be clear, this movie isn't meant to be a horror film. And when I say it scared me, what I mean is that it kept me in a state of perpetual queasiness. I wasn't necessarily scared for the girls trapped on this 2,000 foot tower in the middle of nowhere - I kept imagining myself up there and how often I would just freeze, or maybe even black out. I can handle heights as long as I'm strapped in, like in a plane, or hell, I'd even go hang-gliding. But my wife and kids will tell you, I can't even climb up a ladder without coming really close to peeing. I think that's just a significant amount of lack of trust in my body and its ability to hang on. So if you're scared of heights, this movie will definitely scare the shit out of you, and may even make you puke. It follows the lines of The Shallows and my personal favorite, 127 Hours, where you're just stuck with the main character in one spot for over an hour. Oh, and Phone Booth, let's not forget about that one - I love Phone Booth. But a word of warning: I was planning on showing this to my daughter because she loves climbing so much, but then as I'm watching it, I realized, this movie's rated R. A soft R, because of several uses of the F-word and some pretty intense gross-out scenes and lots of blood toward the end. Well, it's not actually rated R, but it's PG-13. That's just a head's up for you parents. I guess they're allowed to show blood and say the F-word more than once now and still get a PG-13 rating? It's not a complaint, I'm just passing the information on. Oh, boy! We're down to my top three best films of the year. You might remember an Adam Sandler film coming out on Netflix earlier in the year. You may or may not have watched it. You might have heard about it and saw that it was about basketball, and you were like, "There's never been a good basketball movie made, except for Hoosiers." And you'd be right, at least until Hustle hit the screen. I am not hard pressed to call Hustle one of the best sports movies ever, and I know that's a really high bar. But you've got to watch it! It's a lot more positive and happier than Uncut Gems, another Adam Sandler winner. And yeah, it's another one "of those" sports movies, but it's just so damn good, it hit me in all the right places. Number 2 is Top Gun: Maverick. If you're one of the two people who haven't seen it yet, stop everything in your life and watch it right now. At this point, there's no excuse. This is Tom Cruise at the top of his game like always. And the funny thing is, I wasn't even looking forward to it because the original Top Gun is so ... meh, expect for the soundtrack. If you haven't seen it, believe the hype, because it's one of those extremely rare movies that lives up in every way. I've seen the movie three times already, and I can watch it again right now. I'll probably show it to my kids next summer. So as surprising that it is that Maverick isn't my number one pick, you must be wondering what is. My number one movie of the year is one that was made just for me. Like, I firmly believe the filmmakers and everyone involved were thinking about me through ever step of the moviemaking process as they executed this film from start to finish. And if you look at all the movies I've brought up prior to this, we've been in the jungle, visited World War II, and saw the future. We've ridden on swamp boats, been slung out of giant sling shots, climbed the highest towers and took our jets beyond Mach 10. It seems like the only thing we haven't ridden is a train. And that's what my number 1 movie is all about: Bullet Train. Brad Pitt is his usual charming and hilarious self in this heist/mystery/comedy/action film. It's directed by David Leitch. Imagine the director of Deadpool 1 & 2 making a Quentin Tarantino film, more accurately, a volume of Kill Bill, with Brad Pitt thrown in. The dialogue is so sharp, the situations are extremely funny, and the action is eye-popping. I film never bored me - the only emotion I didn't feel while watching it was sadness, because there's just nothing sad or depressing being offered here. This movie is the highest of recommends, so much so, that David Leitch, who also brought us John Wick and Hobbs and Shaw, is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors. Now I'm going to go watch Atomic Blonde. Thank you for joining me on my super-long diatribe as I gushed over my favorite films from this year. I never got to Avatar: Way of Water, though I was planning on it and things got kind of complicated. Marcel with Shoes On was another one I missed, I'll be watching Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with my kids shortly (I got it for them for Christmas). Other films I missed but wanted to see were Moonfall, Confess Fletch, The Fablemans, Glass Onion, Violent Night, and The Whale. But I think I still saw a pretty good number of films. Thanks for listening and may your new year be filled with love, spiritual health, and blessings. Email me your favorite films of 2022, especially if there's one that I missed that you think should be on my list. But also feel free to argue with me on any of my choices. Not maliciously, of course, because I have a fragile ego. Keep it spirited. My email address is author.andrewtoy@gmail.com, or message me on Instagram where you can find me at LifeThroughBigScreenPod. Happy New Year! Follow Life Through the Big Screen on these following pages:InstagramFacebookTwitterThis episode was sponsored by Spur Creative

Ruff Talk VR
Monday Morning News - Meta Quest 2 7% More Powerful, Bigscreen Update, Primal Hunt, Unplugged, and more!

Ruff Talk VR

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 55:10


On this episode of Ruff Talk VR our hosts Dscruffles and Stratus talk all the latest in the world of VR! Everything from GPU performance improvements on the Meta Quest 2, to Bigscreen adding Disney+ and Amazon Prime video, Unplugged free update adding 20+ songs, new games like Primal Hunt, and more!Mondays are dedicated to our series of episodes about the discussion of Virtual Reality (VR) news and interviews with Oculus Quest game developers and others of influence in the VR world.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rufftalkvrIf you enjoy the podcast be sure to rate us 5 stars and subscribe! Join our official subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/RuffTalkVR/Discord: https://discord.gg/9JTdCccucSThis podcast was sponsored by Kiwi Design - the premier company for Oculus Quest accessories. Visit our affiliate link below to shop for your VR accessories including knuckle straps, lens protectors, head straps, link cables, and more while also supporting the podcast!Affiliate Link: https://www.kiwidesign.com/?ref=RuffTalkVRGet 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code RUFFTALKVR at MANSCAPED.com!Get 25% OFF @trueclassic with promo code RUFFTALKVR at https://trueclassictees.com/RuffTalkVR! #trueclassicpodVisit https://www.vrlist.xyz/ to find the right VR talent for your needs! And for creators, be sure to list yourself to help find opportunities!*We are paid a commission through affiliate links to help support the podcast on the Kiwi links abovePatreon: https://www.patreon.com/rufftalkvr Support the show

Beyond the Big Screen
Coming Soon: Spaghetti Chinese Food and Josh Sings

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 4:15


Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen! You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: www.atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com Click here to support Beyond the Big Screen! https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreen https://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreen Click to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feed email: steve@atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com https://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacy Parthenon Podcast Network Home: parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast https://twitter.com/atozhistory Music Provided by: "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Trouble With The Script
The Best of Big Screen Sports in 2022

Trouble With The Script

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 69:15


Clips from some of the best episodes of Big Screen Sports in 2022, including: Hot Rod Palm Springs She's The Man Top Gun: Maverick Speed Con Air Kingpin You can support Big Screen Sports, get schedule updates, and pick movies to be covered in upcoming episodes by joining our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bigscreensports. Big Screen Sports is hosted/edited by Kyle Bandujo, and produced by Aaron Figueroa, Mike Schubert, Steve Rogers, Kevin Frost, Mike Dries, Ryan "Nigel" Yager, Mike D, Chris Mycoskie, Andrew Tuegel, John Craig, Zach Rich, Jason Alba, Stephen DeBow, and Classic Stadium Fire. Art for Big Screen Sports was created by Riki Prosper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

American Girls
104: Big Schemes on the Big Screen: Kit Kittredge, An American Girl

American Girls

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 56:58


Some American Girls wear capes and some take part in capers. In Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, we meet a rising star who could do both. We talk about the fantastic cast of the Kit movie, how the film differs from the books, and what we can learn now from its portrayal of the Depression. If you're curious about the art of the steal and intense dinner-time conversations on the New Deal, don't miss our coverage of the endearing and mysterious Kit movie.  Time stamps  00:00-10:00 - We discuss the recent controversy in the AG community about "A Smart Girl's Guide: Body Image” 10:30-12:00  - We talk the Mole, Love Island UK,  12:00- end  - We talk Kit Kittredge: An American Girl  Resources: You can find episodes, resources, and a link to our merch store and patreon on our website: dollsofourlivespod.com Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/dollsofourlivespod We love to hear from you! Drop us a line dollsofourlivespod@gmail.com Follow us on social media: Instagram -@dollsofourlivespodcast Twitter - @dollslivespod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DollsOfOurLivesPod/ Follow Allison on Twitter and Instagram @allisonhorrocks Follow Mary @mimimahoney (Instagram) or @marymahoney123 (Twitter) Need a source of calm in your day? Listeners will get a free audiobook when you start a new monthly Libro.fm membership for $14.99 a month. You'll get two audiobooks for the price of one in your first month as a member. Valid in the US and Canada.Subscribe to Libro FM! Choose from over 150,000 audiobooks and even support your local bookstore with your purchases as a member. To sign up, use code DOLLS or this link: https://tidd.ly/3EwqiF5

Writers, Ink
Reaching the Big Screen with D. Eric Maikranz

Writers, Ink

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 48:40


D. Eric Maikranz knows a thing or two about getting your book on the big screen. By using solid strategies like crowdsourcing his marketing and pricing as low as Amazon would let him, his 2009 novel, The Reincarnationist Papers, both accrued him a large readerbase and struck him a movie deal with Netflix. Eric has backpacked and worked all around the world as a foreign correspondent, translator, and more. He's since published two nonfiction guides, Insider's Rome and Insider's Venice. To check out The Reincarnationist Papers, follow the link below. From Amazon.com: D. Eric Maikranz is the author of The Reincarnationist Papers, the electrifying debut novel that introduces readers to the Cognomina, a secret society of people who reincarnate with total recall of their collected past lives. The Reincarnationist Papers is the basis for the Paramount Pictures movie INFINITE (May 2021), starring Mark Wahlberg and Dylan O'Brien. For a sneak peek at his new novels and exclusive insider content, join the email list at: ericmaikranz.com. D. Eric Maikranz very much enjoys engaging with readers and frequently speaks remotely at book clubs that read his work. Guidelines for engaging Mr. Maikranz to speak remotely at your book club are available at ericmaikranz.com In this episode, you'll discover: How Eric got kicked out of Laos His perspective on marketing How his day job helped his writing How a hostel in Nepal got him a movie deal Links: J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/ J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/ Zach Bohannon - https://zachbohannon.com/ Christine Daigle - https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/ D. Eric Maikranz - https://ericmaikranz.com/ The Reincarnationist Papers - https://mybook.to/ReincarnPaper Best of BookTook - https://bestofbooktok.com/ The Author Life: A Limited Edition Podcast Series Featuring Jeff Elkins - https://theauthorlife.transistor.fm/ J. Thorn's Rubrics for Writers - https://theauthorlife.com/free-tools/ Proudly sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://kobowritinglife.com/ and Atticus - https://www.atticus.io/ and Ghostwriting University - https://www.ghostwritinguniversity.com/ Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn - http://www.emberletter.com/ Website Design by Word & Pixel - http://wordandpixel.com/ Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersink/support

Dragnet
Dragnet - The Big Screen

Dragnet

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 29:43


What's Your Legacy?
Alysia Reiner: An Actress' Legacy On the Big Screen and Off

What's Your Legacy?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 25:49


Yvette enjoys an engaging conversation with Alysia Reiner, who played "Fig" Natalie Figueroa on Orange is the New Black. The Netflix series was groundbreaking with diverse representation not only in terms of its cast but also the issues that were addressed. The diversity extended to gender and LGBT identities. Alysia is a SAG Award winning actress, producer and activist whose talents have been demonstrated across the acting arena.   Mentioned in this episode: Livari YourIzzy.com

Beyond the Big Screen
Cooking Up Relationships From Scratch

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 47:27


We are joined today by Theadora Vosse, host of two great podcasts: Single and Divorced and The Miseducation of Masculinity Podcast. We talk about the new Netflix Series “From Scratch” to explore issues of relationships, acceptance and the challenges of taking the non-traditional path in life. Learn More About our Guest: Theadora Vosse host of the Single and Divorced Podcast https://singleordivorced.org/podcasts/ You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: www.atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com Click here to support Beyond the Big Screen! https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreen https://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreen Click to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feed email: steve@atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com https://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacy Parthenon Podcast Network Home: parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast https://twitter.com/atozhistory Music Provided by: Music from "5/8 Socket" by Rico's Gruv Used by permission. © 2021 All Rights Reserved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=210vQJ4-Ns0 https://open.spotify.com/album/32EOkwDG1YdZwfm8pFOzUu "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Begin Transcript:

Life Through the Big Screen
The Worst Movies of 2022

Life Through the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 25:40


With 2022 behind us, I'm sure you've experienced some ups and downs like I have, but nothing was more bumpy and unpredictable than the movies we got this year. This is going to be a two-part podcast, where part 1 will be on the top worst movies of 2022 and the second part will be a bit more optimistic being about the best movies of the year. Now there's a film critic who I often like named Chris Stuckman, you've probably heard of him, but he has a philosophy of not sharing his worst movies of the year because he believes that the filmmakers worked hard on their projects and he doesn't want to pass off bad judgment. I respect him for that, but I wholeheartedly disagree. I think filmmakers need to be held accountable for the material they present to the world. Many of them get paid more than most of us, and we're not only entrusting them with our hard-earned money, but two, or two and a half hours of our valuable time. And if a movie robs me of either of those, I want to warn those in my circle - you guys - to stay the hell away. Now, please bear in mind that these two lists are purely subjective. I'm not trying to start a fight, although if you want to come on the show and debate me on any of these choices, I invite you to bring your A-game and I'll spar with you, but we have to agree to end it amicably, even if we can't agree on the film. Deal? So that brings me to number 10 on my top worst movies of 2022.  But before I start, know that what I did was simply make a list of the 25 movies that were released this year and I ranked them from best to worst. Then I meticulously drew a line separating the ones I'd watch again, and the ones I really don't care to. With that in mind, the first four I'm about to mention, I'd be willing to give them another chance if the mood presented itself, but overall, I was disappointed after my first viewing. So the the number 10 worst movie of 2022 is The Batman. Like a few other movies on my list, I really struggled with this one, because there's the whole movie that I actually enjoyed quite a bit, but then the ending just really ruined it for me. Spoilers if you haven't seen it, but I just feel like Batman just turned into this Disney character at the end where he was grappling with dumb morality issues that he should have figured out when he was twelve. I understand that in today's violent and angry culture it's good to see a superhero lay down his arms and focus on defending the weak instead of fighting the baddies - hell, that's what I teach my kids. But I go to the movies to watch the baddies get beat up and their heads blown off. As a moviegoer that brings me joy and it's fun to watch. Because I'm mature enough to know that it's fake, and in any real life situation, we need to avoid violence at all costs. I loved Collin Ferrell as The Penguin, I thought Robert Pattinson was a more than passable Batman, but a little weird and spooky to be Bruce Wayne. Jeffrey Wright was an impressive Lt. Gordon. Paul Dano nailed it as The Riddler. And I was even impressed with Andy Serkis's take on Alfred. However, no casting lineup can possibly outdo Christopher Nolan's Batman characters -- particularly Michael Caine's Alfred, which will never ever be matched. Like I said, I'd be more than willing to give this movie another try, especially since I'll be able to brace myself for the ending, and perhaps ease into it with a little more acceptance. Number 9 is Elvis. This was a fun movie, filmed in a very loud and obnoxious way. I'm not familiar with any of Bad Luhrmann's work outside of this one, but I just didn't feel like the style necessarily fit the story being told. That's just my opinion, and I'm willing to say I'm wrong about that. Can you tell it takes me a while to adjust to anything new? I thought Austin Butler was astounding as Elvis. I of course loved the music, and it was fun to finally have a film that gave us a peak into his life. It was a bit jarring to see Tom Hanks be in the antagonist role, but at least he wasn't just being Tom Hanks again. I feel like from 2019 and to now we're stuck on the Polar Express where it's just Tom Hanks everywhere we look. Number 8 out of the gate is Scream 2022. Not really called that, but if you're going to give your movie the same title as its originator, then I'm going to attach the release year to it. On any other day, I would actually put this as number 10, or at least the bottom of my Best Of list. My problem with this horror flick is quite obvious - it just didn't come close to capturing the magic of the 1996 original. That '96 film is so special and funny and original, that of course none of its sequels ever had a chance. But I want to be clear, this is easily the best of the Scream sequels, and the more I talk about it, the more I want to rewatch it, because honestly, I watched it so long ago that I don't remember a thing about it. I do remember that Courtney Cox's facelift made me keep mistaking her for Ghostface. A word to anyone who's aging: Don't get plastic on your face. It makes you look like a secondhand Barbie doll trying to come to life. Number 7. This one's bound to give some people hot flashes, and the controversy is welcome. But Thor: Love and Thunder underwhelmed the absolute shit out of me. Thor: Ragnarok and the Infinity War movies set the precedent for Thor going forward. But the entire movie just wasn't funny. And it's not like I went into it with crossed arms, making the movie prove itself to me. My arms were wide open and I was welcome to whatever good humor was to deliver me, but it failed miserably. Not only was it not funny, but I felt like there was not much of consequence for most of the film, like I had to slug through the first 3/4 to get to the meat of the movie. And I'll be honest, I enjoyed the ending. I'm anxious to see Thor interact as a bumbling father in the next film. I was impressed that (spoiler) Marvel had the balls to kill Jane Foster, and it looks like it's a permanent death. And Christian Bale - do I even need to echo literally every other person who saw the movie? - he crushed it so hard as an incredible foe who's nearly as great as Thanos. It was a shame that he died, because I'd love to see him again, or maybe we'll get a prequel or a Marvel miniseries? But yeah, this one hurt me deeply because I was so looking forward to it. My only hope is that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 doesn't pull this same bait and switch nonsenses. Now we're getting to the portion of the list where I just don't ever want to revisit the following movies because of how trashy and dull they were. Number 6 is Disney's Pinocchio 2022. There I go again adding the year of release. This weirdo film is not to be mistaken by the 1940's Pinocchio, one of the greatest technical and cinematic achievements in the history of film. Can you tell I have quite a love for that movie? Pinocchio 2022 basically copied the original shot-by-shot, Lion King style, but not nearly as pretty, and it made changes that weakened the story altogether. For instance, in this version, Pinocchio actually goes to school, but he then gets kicked out because he's different. What kind of message does that send kids? That if you get made fun of, you're allowed to just go off and get into trouble? Or what's with Pinocchio having to lie again to get out of the trouble he caused himself by lying? The whole point of the scene where he's in the birdcage is for him to ask and receive forgiveness by the Blue Fairy. It's character growth, because it shows that he's starting to feel remorse for his wrongdoings. And don't get me started on the whole subplot they shoehorned in with the girl and her puppet. Every time that happened I went half asleep. And it's funny too, that this CGI Pinocchio had only a quarter of the personality and charm the original Pinocchio had. Now I will say that the voice of Pinocchio was really impressive, and Joseph Gordon Levitt absolutely crushed it as Jimney. And I did really like the Easter eggs with the wooden clocks. Tom Hanks was fine, I guess, but I would have preferred to see a newer actor in that role. Like, Geesh, Tom, there are other actors hungrier that you - give them a chance. Number 5 is the Ethan Hawk movie Black Phone. I went into this like I do for almost every other movie I watch, which is completely blind. I refuse to watch trailers if I can help it. But if it's just a teaser or It's far enough out that I'll forget, then those are the only times I'll treat myself. But I went into this stone-cold blind. And honestly, it was very forgettable. It was a run-of-the mill indie horror film that really didn't shock or awe me in any way. I only watched it two or three months ago and I can only tell you it's about a boy who gets kidnapped and he's being held captive in a guy's basement. I remember snippets of the end, but that's it. So that's the problem with doing these best and worst of podcasts I guess: Maybe I need to start taking notes on every new movie I watch so I can remember what the hell I watched several months ago. I have such a bad memory as is, so it might be worth doing. The Bob's Burgers Movie is number 4. This one is kind of a cheat, because it was late at night and my wife was asleep, so I had to keep the volume down super low, and I didn't have my glasses at the time because they were broken, so I couldn't see the subtitle very well. I went into this movie never having seen an episode of Bob's Burgers, but I figured it was like the Simpsons. The jokes that I did see or hear were pretty funny, the song was catchy, but when it got into the whole murder mystery aspect, I really didn't care about it. So I'm just being honest when I say that I actually fell asleep before the movie ended, probably because my eyes were so tired from straining, but I also didn't care enough to go back and rewatch what I'd missed. That's a really bad sign, so it went pretty low on my list. The Simpson's Movie, though, that's a different conversation that I'd love to have with a guest one day. My high school and college self would never believe it that there would be a day when a Pixar movie would be amongst the worst movies I've seen. Now, I do have some explaining to do, so bear with me. Turning Red is number 3 on my list. First, let me just clarify that I know I'm not the target audience for this coming-of-age movie. I get it. But the problem is, Pixar never needed a target audience in the past. They had the ability to reach every single person whatever the story was. So that's one major strike agains this weird film. Also, I'm not one of those people who say this was an inappropriate movie for my kids. Sure, it was a little early for them to watch, seeing as it dealt mostly with puberty and periods, but I think it stayed well within the bounds of acceptability, and for that I give it credit. I think the idea for the story is actually pretty great. But it just felt so rushed, like the movie was trying to get to the big explosive climax as quickly as possible. I don't know, maybe it's just me and my inability to connect with moms and grandmas and daughters all fighting it out dressed as giant red pandas. So for me this film is firmly toward the bottom of my list, but I get it if it's higher on your list. All I'm saying is, and I don't know if I influenced them or not, that my kids even though it was a weird movie. Pixar is better than this. They should know better. But I will say, I forget when he did or said (there's my bad memory again), but the dad totally stole the movie for me. Two left. Number 9 is Uncharted. This movie was boooooring. It was predictable in the absolute worst way. It was unfunny, even though I really like Mark Wahlberg - I just had the sense that he didn't want to be there. Tom Holland was still Spider-Man in every way. Did I mention this was the most predictable movie I've ever seen? The screenwriters weren't even trying to shock us, and I say shame on them. If you can't give us something new, then don't write. I will say, the flying ships as the end was pretty cool, so I would recommend you YouTube that, but skip the rest of this trash pile movie. And that leaves us with number 10, the absolute worst movie of 2022. But first a word from my sponsor. It pains me so deeply to say this, but Jurassic Park: Dominion sucked, sucked, sucked so bad. One of the guys I was with was ready to walk out 15 minutes in. This movie did EVERYthing wrong. Absolutely everything. So much, that I don't even know where to begin. But first, how did we get from the majesty and glory of 1993 Jurassic Park to this toilet water? I mean, how is it possible that these two films are even related? In my mind, they're not. Not even close. It's like comparing Goodfellas to Clifford the Big Red Dog. What's so bothersome about Jurassic World: Dominion is that it had the blueprint laid down for it. It's like one of those situations where I get to yell, "You had ONE job!" Except, I never get to yell that, my wife does. But they couldn't even pull off a movie about dinosaurs chasing people and eating them. No, they had to do this weird mosquito subplot, with chicken dinosaurs (okay, the chicken dinosaur was the one cool thing in this movie, but it was so freaking brief), and some stupid thing about a little-girl clone. Did ANYbody ask for this movie? Actually, yes. Everyone wanted what Universal had been advertising for over a year. Remember that short film called Battle at Big Rock? Check that shit out! That 10-minute film was better than Fallen Kingdom and Dominon put together. It gave us what we were promised and what everyone on literally planet earth wanted. Did I put "literally" in the wrong place there? That's how flustered I am. Guys, I have a whole podcast on just how much of a shit-show this movie was. Check it out: It's episode 14. But all we wanted was a movie about the dangerous world of dinosaurs and humans cohabitating, but instead we got some idiot-ass movie about an underworld where they needed something, that I can't even remember. And as far as I can tell, not one single animatronic. What made them think 100% CGI was the way to go? I'll relent, I think the raptor heads were robots, but that's about it. I mean, they had the original cast handed to them on a golden plate with a sign that said: "You're welcome, have fun!" But even they were delegated to the most asinine and pointless storyline. They had Laura Dern say, "You can slip into my DM's." Was this movie written by a bunch of brain-dead millennials? I don't say this often, but every writer and unit director and producer needs to be fired or banned from Hollywood for five years. But that won't happen because people out there liked it and kept going back to see it to give this nipple-circus money. So! How's that for ending on a positive note? Sorry folks, I can't do it today. I've had a terrible week and I've been forced to revisit Jurassic Park: Dominion in the dark recesses of my mind. But the silver lining is that the next episode will be all about the best movies of 2022, so it'll end on a real head-lifter, and no, Top Gun: Maverick is NOT the number one movie on that list, surprisingly, though it was close. I'm talking, splitting Tom Cruise's beautiful hair. Yes, I have a huge man crush on Mr. Curise and also on the A-lister who's in my number one movie. If you have a movie you want me to review, old or new, email me at author.andrewtoy@gmail.com. I'd be super honored if you'd leave a review and rate my show because I've been told that's what helps the show grow. Although as of now, 11 people have rated my show and only one has left a review. And that one was my wife, and I'm pretty sure she was responsible for at least five of those 11 reviews. To be honest, I'm a bit butt-hurt by that. I see the downloads, the downloads are kicking in like crazy, so I know people are out there listening. I just can't believe that everyone out there is Switzerland and have no opinion. Write in, let me know what you think. Oh, and I'm going to leave you with a question I want you to answer for me. Call or text; I might play your answer on the next episode. The question is, what are the top 3 worst movies you saw last year? And they don't even have to be made in 2022. It could be something from 2002 you picked up from the library, you've been told for the last 20 years that it's the greatest movie ever and when you watched it, you began to question society as a whole. Text your answer to 863-303-6268 and leave your name and where you live. Remember, for every bad movie out there, there's half of a good movie somewhere else. Have a great Christmas break, and I'll see you next time on Life Through the Big Screen! Follow Life Through the Big Screen on these following pages:InstagramFacebookTwitterThis episode was sponsored by Spur Creative

Beyond the Big Screen
Coming Soon: Listening and Asking the Right Questions

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 3:36


Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen! You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: www.atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com Click here to support Beyond the Big Screen! https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreen https://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreen Click to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feed email: steve@atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com https://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacy Parthenon Podcast Network Home: parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast https://twitter.com/atozhistory Music Provided by: "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

DMT Reviews
#90 - Avatar: The Way Of Water (2022)

DMT Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 68:36


This week on on DMT Reviews, Sam and Jack get wet diving into Avatar: The Way of Water, aka Avatar: the WOW, because that's what it was - Don't Miss This Review!

Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah: The Entourage Podcast
Give a Little Bit ft. Kyle Bandujo, Mike Camerlengo & Frazier Tharpe (Big Screen Sports, 60 Second Classics, GQ)

Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah: The Entourage Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 170:02


The first annual Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah Holiday Party is in the books! Kyle Bandujo and Mike Camerlengo join JR to discuss the Season 6 Finale for over 2.5 hours! The trio have some drinks and discuss Matt Damon, Vinny Chase, Johnny Drama and surprisingly Jim Edmonds. Later in the episode, Frazier Tharpe comes back to discuss the iconic end song of this episode, some of he and JR's favorite songs overall and the theory that this should have been the series finale. Season 7 won't start back up until the spring. Have a happy holidays and enjoy! Follow Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah on TikTok Follow Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah on IG Follow Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah on Twitter Listen to the Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah Spotify playlist

Life Through the Big Screen
Home Alone: A Conversation with My Daughter

Life Through the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 20:28


Check out this super adorable episode where I talk with my daughter Katherine about Home Alone and why she likes it so much. Follow Life Through the Big Screen on these following pages:InstagramFacebookTwitterThis episode was sponsored by Spur Creative

Key Battles of American History
Who Is History's Most Underrated Figure? (Parthenon Roundtable)

Key Battles of American History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 47:28


The history of the world is full of unsung heroes and misunderstood figures who have shaped our lives in profound ways. Their contributions to history are, simply put, underrated. Recently, four of the guys from the Parthenon Podcast Network (Josh Cohen from Eyewitness History, Richard Lim from This American President, Steve Guerra from History of the Papacy and Beyond the Big Screen, and Scott Rank from History Unplugged) discussed who they believe is the most underrated figure in US History (James was busy and sat this one out).

Life Through the Big Screen
Dahmer: Will Monsters Go to Heaven?

Life Through the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 28:57


Whew, this was a very heavy miniseries to get through! There is so much here that is admirable and, dare I say, enjoyable? Engrossing? Fascinating? Bear with me. The first episode flew by rapidly, even though it was filmed at the pace of molasses. I remember checking the time while watching it (not out of boredom, mind you, it's just a habit I have). I honestly thought I was only ten minutes in and it turned out, there was only 10 minutes left in the 45 minute episode! I can't break each episode down individually, so I'll talk about the show as a whole. First off, this show is nauseating to watch, so I absolutely had to spread the episodes apart by a few days, because I could only take so much. Binge the first seven episodes at your own risk. What's astounding is that Dahmer: Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story (I'm going to call it Dahmer from now on) is not too gory, or even that violent. There are some very gruesome things shown, to be sure, but those moments are quick and rare. This was the TV-Y version of what Dahmer actually did to his victims, as a majority was off-screen. Yes, it's verbalized by his neighbor and news reports in terrible detail, and there was one scene toward the end of episode 7 (I think) that visually disturbed me to my core. Do they make you sympathetic toward this monster? Ummm.... I think so. Honestly, the jury's still out on that one. But aside from the murders, the show spends just as much time, if not more, focusing on the families of the victims. The grief, the horror, their declining mental health as they see Dahmer everywhere they go. This movie genuinely honored the victims and their families. Dahmer (played by Michael Scott's nephew), was particularly creepy as Dahmer. It took a while for me to adjust from the Joker serial killer I'm so used to. Michael Scott's nephew played it cool and calm all the way to the end. Of particular interest to me was Niecy Nash, the actress who played Dahmer's heroic neighbor. Mind you, every actor was a standout, but I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for more of Nash. The last episode is of particular disturbance, as Dahmer claims to find salvation before his death. This raises innumerable questions, and the show doesn't shy away. Does he deserve salvation after what he did? Was God's forgiveness still available to him? I mean, these are really difficult questions to answer, and the whole of the last episode focuses on these dilemmas. If you don't think you can stomach the killings, I do recommend you watch the last two episodes as he's already detained and the story focuses on the victims and Dahmer's (?) redemption (?). Of course it angers me to think that there's a chance Dahmer is in heaven. But what business is it of mine? Who am I to question God? After all, he saved me. If he loves me despite all the terrible things I've done in my life, then who am I to judge others? The silver lining is that if God can save someone like Dahmer, cannibal that he was, then you are not beyond saving, either. But, according to what that last episode showed us, we can still be left to wonder if his remorse was genuine. After all, salvation is having a relationship with Jesus Christ, not the act of baptism, and if he was only trying to save himself and not pursue Jesus, then would that be a valid redemption? So many questions! But that's what I loved about this show. It made me think. It made me wonder how I would respond as a father if I learned one of my kids grew up to commit horrendous crimes. Dahmer gives a lot of focus to his parents. I strongly recommend this show if you can tolerate serial killer stories. If you frighten easily, stay away, because this show will mess you up and give you unexpected nightmares.Follow Life Through the Big Screen on these following pages:InstagramFacebookTwitterThis episode was sponsored by Spur Creative

Beyond the Big Screen
The Most Overlooked People in History Includes a President and a Farmer Who Saved 2 Billion Lives

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 45:24


Today's episode is a round table of the podcasters who make up the Parthenon Podcast Network (Steve Guerra from Beyond the Big Screen; Josh Cohen from Eyewitness History, Richard Lim from This American President, and Scott Rank from History Unplugged). We discuss the most overlooked and underappreciated people in history and get into why they were overlooked and underappreciated in the first place.

Podcast Under The Stairs
The Podcast Under The Stairs - Baz's Backdoor Cinema EP 8 - The Ice Cream Wars (2022)

Podcast Under The Stairs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 69:00


Welcome to episode 8 of Baz's Backdoor Cinema on The Podcast Under the Stairs. Join your host Duncan Under The Stairs discussing all things Horror on The Podcast Under the Stairs. The Baz is back for a new series looking at the movies he wants to talk about. From the Big Screen to then Small Screen, nothing is safe from Baz's Backdoor Cinema. This episode is covering the two part BBC docs-series The Ice Cream Wars (2022). This is available in video format on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6Dk4ghhfv_8 The grading follows the Netflix rating style of 1 = Hated It, 2 = Didn't Like It, 3 = Liked It, 4 = Really Liked It & 5 = Loved It The Ice Cream Wars: Duncan: 4 Baz: 4.5 Our new RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/13ba6ef0/podcast/rss BUY OFFICIAL TPUTS MERCH FROM http://tputscast.bigcartel.com Check out the show on Anchor, iTunes, TuneIn & on Stitcher Radio. Join our Discord Community. Please leave us feedback on iTunes, podcastunderthestairs@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

Between the Lines: The Podcast
Episode 20: "Addiction and Alcoholism on the Big Screen"

Between the Lines: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 28:49


Episode 20 features a deep dive into Hollywood's best and worst portrayals of addiction and alcoholism. And there is good news and gratitude galore, as always. Contact Me: betweenthelinesmemoir@gmail.com Twitter: @jaylind40 Instagram: @jlind40 Between the Lines: The Podcast List of Movies and Shows about Addiction and Alcoholism Beautiful Boy Barfly Leaving Las Vegas Flight Requiem for a Dream Smashed Rocketman When a Man Loves a Woman Bill W One Little Pill Clean and Sober Euphoria (Series) Dopesick (Series) Flaked (Series) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jay-lind4/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-lind4/support

Super Hero Homies!
Comic Books to Big Screen

Super Hero Homies!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 132:34


We've gotten so many Marvel and DC live action movies, but we've still barely scratched the surface. For this episode we brainstorm ideas on how to properly adapt certain characters and comic book storylines to the big screen. Check it out

Beyond the Big Screen
COMING SOON: Stay in Your Lane Captain Planet

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 3:50


Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen!You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:www.atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick here to support Beyond the Big Screen!https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreenhttps://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreenClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comhttps://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacyParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcasthttps://twitter.com/atozhistoryMusic Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

History of the Papacy Podcast
The Most Overlooked People in History Includes a President and a Farmer Who Saved 2 Billion Lives

History of the Papacy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 45:24


Today's episode is a round table of the podcasters who make up the Parthenon Podcast Network (Steve Guerra from Beyond the Big Screen; Josh Cohen from Eyewitness History, Richard Lim from This American President, and Scott Rank from History Unplugged). We discuss the most overlooked and underappreciated people in history and get into why they were overlooked and underappreciated in the first place.

Thirty Twenty Ten
Ultimate Muppet Christmas, Bilbo Begins, and Star Trek TNG says goodbye to the bigscreen

Thirty Twenty Ten

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 149:40


Darkwing Duck's last hurrah, The Muppets first movie since the death of their dad, Tom Hardy kills Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tom Cruise thinks he's entitled to The Truth, Anthony Hopkins makes Psycho, and we have a lot to say about the first 1/3 of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. All that and more on Thirty Twenty Ten!

Beyond the Big Screen
Fisherman Tomb

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 57:23


Learn More About our Guest:You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:www.atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick here to support Beyond the Big Screen!https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreenhttps://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreenClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comhttps://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacyParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcasthttps://twitter.com/atozhistoryMusic Provided by:Music from "5/8 Socket" by Rico's GruvUsed by permission.© 2021 All Rights Reserved.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=210vQJ4-Ns0https://open.spotify.com/album/32EOkwDG1YdZwfm8pFOzUu"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Begin Transcript:

You Decide with Errol Louis
The Rev. Al Sharpton: Civil rights activist takes life story to the big screen

You Decide with Errol Louis

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 22:13


“Loudmouth” is a brand new documentary about the life and career of The Rev. Al Sharpton. The retrospective focuses on the Brooklyn-born Baptist minister's origins and takes a detailed look at Sharpton's journey from his early days as an activist fighting for justice around the 1986 murder of Michael Griffith in Howard Beach to his role in the George Floyd protests. Sharpton returned to “You Decide” to discuss the documentary's approach to chronicling his life and how the movie came to fruition.  Along the way, the conversation moved to Sharpton's thoughts on how racism affected Donald Trump's Queens upbringing and what he hopes to accomplish in the years ahead. Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com.

Podcast Under The Stairs
The Podcast Under The Stairs - Baz's Backdoor Cinema EP 7 - My Neighbor Adolf (2022)

Podcast Under The Stairs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 80:26


Welcome to episode 7 of Baz's Backdoor Cinema on The Podcast Under the Stairs. Join your host Duncan Under The Stairs discussing all things Horror on The Podcast Under the Stairs. The Baz is back for a new series looking at the movies he wants to talk about. From the Big Screen to then Small Screen, nothing is safe from Baz's Backdoor Cinema. This episode is covering the new movie My Neighbor Adolf (2022). Intro - 0 - 20mins 20mins My Neighbor Adolf (Non-Spoiler) Review - 20mins 20mins - 44mins 45mins My Neighbor Adolf (SPOILER) Review - 44mins 45mins - 1hrs 15mins 10secs Closing out the Show - 1hrs 15mins 10secs - End The grading follows the Netflix rating style of 1 = Hated It, 2 = Didn't Like It, 3 = Liked It, 4 = Really Liked It & 5 = Loved It My Neighbor Adolf: Duncan: 4.5 Baz: 5 Our new RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/13ba6ef0/podcast/rss BUY OFFICIAL TPUTS MERCH FROM http://tputscast.bigcartel.com Check out the show on Anchor, iTunes, TuneIn & on Stitcher Radio. Join our Discord Community. Please leave us feedback on iTunes, podcastunderthestairs@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

Beyond the Big Screen
When Movies and Books Depart and Converge

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 52:56


Today we will shoot for the stars and maybe shoot some bugs as we talk about the 1997 film Starship Troopers. The movie is based on the 1959 novel Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. In this episode, Mustache Chris and I will talk about some of the big themes about society and humanity that this film and movie bring up. They are universal themes that director Paul Verhoeven and author Robert Heinlein took in very different directions.You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:www.atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick here to support Beyond the Big Screen!https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreenhttps://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreenClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comhttps://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacyParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcasthttps://twitter.com/atozhistoryMusic Provided by:Music from "5/8 Socket" by Rico's GruvUsed by permission.© 2021 All Rights Reserved.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=210vQJ4-Ns0https://open.spotify.com/album/32EOkwDG1YdZwfm8pFOzUu"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Begin Transcript:

The Morning Mix
See your favorite holiday movie back on the big screen!!

The Morning Mix

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 2:06


Here's what you need to know on the go! (photo credit Getty Images)

Beyond the Big Screen
Coming Soon - A Modern Day Heresy

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 3:49


Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen!You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:www.atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick here to support Beyond the Big Screen!https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreenhttps://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreenClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comhttps://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacyParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcasthttps://twitter.com/atozhistoryMusic Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

History Unplugged Podcast
The Most Underrated People in History Include a U.S. President, Soviet Officer, and a Farmer Who Saved 2 Billion Lives

History Unplugged Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 45:58


Today's episode is a round table of the podcasters who make up the Parthenon Podcast Network (Steve Guerra from Beyond the Big Screen; Josh Cohen from Eyewitness History, Richard Lim from This American President, and Scott Rank from History Unplugged). We discuss the most overlooked and underappreciated people in history and get into why they were overlooked and underappreciated in the first place.

Beyond the Big Screen
A Prophecy of the Present and Future

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 35:01


Title: A Prophecy of the Present and FutureDescription: I am really excited to be joined by author Craig W. Stanfill to talk about all things of Artificial Intelligence, dystopian futures and defiance in a heavily controlled world. Craig and I will discuss his latest Sci-fi dystopian novel, Prophecy of the Heron. It is ripped right out of the headlines!Learn More About our Guest:Craig W. Stanfill, author of the novels Terms of Service and Prophecy of the Heronhttps://www.craigwstanfill.com/prophecy-heronOriginal Publication Date: 12/8/2022You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:www.atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick here to support Beyond the Big Screen!https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreenhttps://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreenClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comhttps://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacyParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcasthttps://twitter.com/atozhistoryMusic Provided by:Music from "5/8 Socket" by Rico's GruvUsed by permission.© 2021 All Rights Reserved.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=210vQJ4-Ns0https://open.spotify.com/album/32EOkwDG1YdZwfm8pFOzUu"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Begin Transcript:[00:00:00] This is Beyond the Big Screen podcast with your host, Steve Guerra.Thank you for listening to Beyond the Big Screen Podcast where we talk about great movies and stories. So great. They should be movies. Links to learn more about our guests today can be found in the show notes you can support beyond the big screen on patreon.com. By joining on Patreon, you help keep beyond the big screen sustainable and get many great benefits.Go to patreon.com/beyond the big screen to learn more and sign. Find show notes, links to subscribe and leave Apple podcast reviews by going to our website beyond the big screen.com. And now let's go beyond the big screen.[00:01:00] Thank you for joining me again on Beyond the Big Screen. I am really excited to be joined by author Craig w Stanfield to talk about all things artificial intelligence, dystopian futures, and defiance in a heavily controlled world. Uh, before we get started, uh, Craig, can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you want to write, uh, fiction, particularly science fiction?Okay, well first of all, in terms of my background, I've got a long history of, uh, work as a technologist, as a software entrepreneur. Got a doctorate in computer science, artificial intelligence in the 1980s. I've had a long career in the technology industry, primarily, you know, starting out with artificial intelligence and then moving forward into enterprise computing where I've worked on technology that is used to collect and analyze data for marketing purposes for a lot of [00:02:00] very, very big companies that are, uh, household names around the country.And so I've got a lot of insight into both what you can do using AI to. Make decisions automatically. And collect the data that Theis need for that, for that, uh, decision making. And then to affect change in the world, uh, by reaching out into the, uh, telephone network. So there's, there's parts of the world where technology that I've built, uh, affects what shows up on people's cell phones in a number of countries, uh, where.You know, you pick up your cell phone and the cell phone sends you a marketing message as well, Sam, why? I develop a lot of that technology so I know what can be done and I know what is being done and it starts to worry me. When you look at places like Google and Facebook, uh, and Twitter and all the others.And how much of an effect they can have on reality as you see it, or [00:03:00] the perceived reality as opposed to the real reality by tailoring what you see and making things that they don't want you to see go away. And then, uh, use of rewards and, uh, punishments if you, uh, depending on your behavior, and it worries me.It's a fundamental change to. What it means to be a liberal democracy. I'm using liberal in the very general sense of liberty. And, uh, it, that's what really drove me to work. I just saw this happening and I felt that the best way to reach out with some of these concerns was to set it in a fictional world where you could see, well, if this keeps going, here's what could happen.I'd like to, I think that. Really, it's an un underused, or science fiction was used in that purpose for so long, and then now it seems to have faded away when you had the thought process. I wanna share this information with the public. What made you think that? Yes, science fiction is the way to get this across as opposed to just writing a, uh, [00:04:00] a book about it, a nonfiction science based book.Well, there there's a lot of people who do that. And, uh, it would be very difficult to, uh, you know, sort of get things published as either, you know, a polemic or a collection of essays or a, you know, a scientific, uh, work. Uh, there's a lot out there and it is difficult to break through the, uh, crowd and people wanna be entertained.You know, science fiction is entertaining and people can learn about AI and the potential abuses while reading a fabulous book that they, uh, are going to. There's also, I wanted to distance this a little bit from contemporary partisan politics because, you know, uh, I'm on the right side of the spectrum, although not all that far as it happens.Uh, the things that are going on with the ability of big companies to. Act as a shadow government ought to concern everybody on the left and on the right. [00:05:00] Uh, you know, particularly those people, uh, left of center who do have an ongoing commitment to personal freedom. Do you think that the science fiction genre gives you a bit of a sandbox to play with these ideas in a bit more, uh, maybe a loose fashion and maybe play out where ideas, uh, could po potentially go than just writing?Predictive, uh, science book, absolutely. I can just set up a world with a political structure that, uh, and a technological structure to be whatever I want it to and say, okay, well here's the world that I'm going to create and here's what it's like to live in this world. Now, the world that I created, uh, which I call the AI dys, I set it 250 years in the future to give myself a big, a big sandbox to sort of detach from current events.And so I thought, well, let's take the following power structure. We've got, uh, monopolistic corporations that can set [00:06:00] their terms of service to be whatever they want them to be, you know, so they put whatever they want to in their customer agreement, and if you wanna do business with them, you have to sign their customer agreement and, In this world just to make those customer agreements have a little bit more oomph and to keep things simple.I every, every industry has a single monopoly. So if you don't, uh, You don't have to sign the food company's customer agreement, but you don't have to eat. Uh, and again, that's not the world we're in in this country, although there's parts of the world where, where we are heading that way. Uh, but the, what we've got actually right now are, are, uh, oligarchy's of like-minded.

Side Hustle Pro
327: How Codie Elaine Oliver Brought Black Love To The Big Screen

Side Hustle Pro

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 50:48


This week I sat down with Codie Elaine Oliver, the CEO and Co-founder of Black Love, Inc. The 100% Black owned media company, founded by Codie Elaine Oliver and husband Tommy Oliver, is a hub for Black couples and singles to have transparent conversations around relationships, parenthood, dating, and more through their app, podcast network, documentaries, and live events. We get the inside scoop on how Codie built her show from the ground up and grew into a multimedia empire.  In this episode she shares:  How she and her husband Tommy Oliver self funded Black Love, Inc. The strategic moves she made to pitch Black Love to a network while maintaining ownership The systems she has in place to manage a thriving career while being a mom of three Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube  This episode is brought to you by:  HubSpot Podcast Network- The audio destination for business professionals with content designed to help you listen, learn, and grow. Listen to Side Hustle Pro and more shows on the HubSpot Podcast Network, at https://www.hubspot.com/podcastnetwork.  Shopify. Go to shopify.com/hustlepro for a free fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features. Links mentioned in this episode Black Love Website: https://blacklove.com/ Own Network: https://www.oprah.com/app/own-tv.html Black Love-The Interviews Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/black-love-the-interviews/id1552488882 Black Love Podcast Network: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/black-love-network/id6442514914 Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you're looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Guest Social Media Info Codie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/codieco/ Black Love Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blacklove/

Beyond the Big Screen
Coming Soon Dropped in the Abyss

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 4:23


Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen!You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:www.atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick here to support Beyond the Big Screen!https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreenhttps://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreenClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comhttps://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacyParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcasthttps://twitter.com/atozhistoryMusic Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Beyond the Big Screen
Coming Soon - Lifestyles of the Dead and the Famous

Beyond the Big Screen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 4:23


Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen!You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:www.atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick here to support Beyond the Big Screen!https://www.subscribestar.com/beyondthebigscreenhttps://www.patreon.com/beyondthebigscreenClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comhttps://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacyParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcasthttps://twitter.com/atozhistoryMusic Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/