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Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BPS 166: Inside X-Men, Deadpool, Logan & The 355 with Oscar® Nominee Simon Kinberg

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 35:09


Today on the show we have Oscar® and two-time Emmy® Nominee Simon Kinberg. He has established himself as one of Hollywood's most prolific filmmakers, having written and produced projects for some of the most successful franchises in the modern era. His films have earned more than seven billion dollars worldwide.  Kinberg graduated from Brown University and received his MFA from Columbia University Film School, where his thesis project was the original script, “Mr and Mrs Smith.” The film was released in 2005, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Upcoming, Kinberg will premiere his action spy film “The 355”, which will be released theatrically by Universal on January 7, 2022. Directed, co-written and produced by Kinberg, the film was one of the biggest deals out of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and stars an ensemble of A-list actresses including Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o, Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing. A dream team of formidable female stars come together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in The 355.When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Oscar®-nominated actress Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger, In the Fade), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong'o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Oscar® winner Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is tracking their every move.As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the opulent auction houses of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed. The film also stars Édgar Ramirez (The Girl on the Train) and Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Endgame).The 355 is directed by genre-defying filmmaker Simon Kinberg (writer-director-producer of Dark Phoenix, producer of Deadpool and The Martian and writer-producer of the X-Men films). The screenplay is by Theresa Rebeck (NBC's Smash, Trouble) and Kinberg, from a story by Rebeck.The 355, presented by Universal Pictures in association with FilmNation Entertainment, is produced by Chastain and Kelly Carmichael for Chastain's Freckle Films and by Kinberg for his Kinberg Genre Films. The film is executive produced by Richard Hewitt (Bohemian Rhapsody), Esmond Ren (Chinese Zodiac) and Wang Rui Huan.His original series “Invasion” premiered on Apple TV+ on October 22nd. He co-created the show with David Weil, serves as Executive Producer, and wrote or co-wrote 9 of its first 10 episodes. It is considered one of Apple's most ambitious series to date as it was filmed on 4 different continents. The show has already been renewed for a second season, which Kinberg is show running and Executive Producing again. He is also the Executive Producer of the upcoming show “Moonfall” for Amazon. Also upcoming, Kinberg produced the sequel to "Murder on the Orient Express,” “Death on The Nile,” directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening and another all-star cast.Additionally, he is producing several projects for Netflix including “Lift” starring Kevin Hart with director F. Gary Gray, his original script "Here Comes the Flood" with Jason Bateman directing, "Endurance" with Camille Griffin directing, and “Pyros” with Reese Witherspoon starring and producing. Kinberg's latest spec “Wayland” will also begin production next year for Lionsgate, with Michael Showalter directing, and Jessica Chastain producing alongside Kinberg Kinberg will also be producing “The Running Man” at Paramount Pictures to be directed by Edgar Wright, “Artemis” to be directed by Oscar winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord and based on a book by the writer of “The Martian”, the remake of “The Dirty Dozen” at Warner Brothers with David Ayer writing and directing, “Starlight” at 20th Century Studios to be written and directed by Joe Cornish, “Death Notification Agency” at Amazon based on the novel of the same name, “Karma” at Sony Pictures, “Chairman Spaceman” at Fox Searchlight, to be directed by Oscar Winner Andrew Stanton, and an Untitled Action-Romance starring Idris Elba at Apple. Following almost a decade's worth of Marvel films, Kinberg will also write and produce “Battlestar Galactica” for Universal which will be his latest franchise universe. In 2006, he wrote “X-Men: The Last Stand,” which opened on Memorial Day to box office records and began his ongoing relationship with the franchise. In 2008, Kinberg wrote and produced Doug Liman's film “Jumper” for 20th Century Fox. In 2009, Kinberg co-wrote the film “Sherlock Holmes” starring Robert Downey Jr, directed by Guy Ritchie. The film received a Golden Globe for Best Actor and was nominated for two Academy Awards. In 2010, Kinberg established his production company Genre Films, with a first look deal at 20th Century Fox. Under this banner, he produced “X-Men: First Class,” executive produced “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and wrote and produced “This Means War.” In 2013, Kinberg produced “Elysium," which starred Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, directed by Neill Blomkamp. On Memorial Day of 2014, Fox released “X-Men: Days of Future Past," which Kinberg wrote and produced. The film opened number one at the box office, received critical acclaim and went on to gross more than $740 million worldwide. In 2015, Kinberg had four films in release. He re-teamed with Neill Blomkamp to produce “Chappie,” starring Hugh Jackman and Sharlto Copley. Kinberg produced Disney's Academy Award-nominated film “Cinderella," starring Cate Blanchett and directed by Kenneth Branagh.In addition, Kinberg was the co-writer and producer of “The Fantastic Four.” His final film of the year was “The Martian,” which he produced. The film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, grossed more than $630 million worldwide, won two Golden Globes (including Best Picture) and was nominated for seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture). In 2016, Kinberg produced “Deadpool,” starring Ryan Reynolds. The film broke international and domestic records for box office, including becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time globally. It went on to win two Critics Choice Awards (including Best Picture - Comedy) and receive two Golden Globe nominations (including Best Picture), a WGA nomination and a PGA nomination for Best Picture. That year, Kinberg also wrote and produced “X-Men: Apocalypse.” In 2017, he produced “Logan,” the final installment of the Wolverine franchise with Hugh Jackman. It was selected as the closing film of the Berlin Film Festival and opened #1 at the box office. It was named one of the ten best films of the year from the National Board of Review, garnered three Critics Choice Nominations and an Academy Award Nomination.Kinberg was also a producer on “Murder on the Orient Express,” directed by Kenneth Branagh, with Branagh starring alongside Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, and others. In 2018, Kinberg produced “Deadpool 2,” which matched the success of the first film. It was Kinberg's fourteenth film to open number one at the box office. In 2019, Kinberg made his directorial debut with “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” which was released June 7. The film once again starred Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, with new addition Jessica Chastain. In television, he was the executive producer of “Designated Survivor,” starring Kiefer Sutherland on ABC and Netflix. He was also the executive producer of “Legion,” “Gifted,” and executive producer and co-creator with Jordan Peele of the remake of “The Twilight Zone” on CBS All Access.  Kinberg has served as a consultant on “Star Wars: Episode VII” and “Rogue One," and he was the creator and executive producer of the animated show “Star Wars: Rebels” on Disney networks. You can also watch Simon's Screenwriting Masterclass on The Dialogue Series on Indie Film Hustle TV.The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters is a groundbreaking interview series that goes behind the scenes of the fascinating craft of screenwriting. In these 70-90 minute in-depth discussions, more than two-dozen of today's most successful screenwriters share their work habits, methods, and inspirations, secrets of the trade, business advice, and eye-opening stories from life in the trenches of the film industry. Each screenwriter discusses his or her filmography in great detail and breaks down the mechanics of one favorite scene from their produced work.Needless to say this is one heck of an episode. Enjoy my conversation with Simon Kinberg.

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Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 078: When Did Thor Learn to Make Breakfast?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 41:40


Minute Seventy-Eight: From Loki Watching the Bifrost to Thor Delivering Breakfast Joining us to discuss a busy minute with Loki, the Warriors Three & Sif, and Agent Coulson & his SHIELD agents, all while Thor and Jane make breakfast, are Miles Stokes and Elisabeth Allie from the podcast Thor: The Lightning and the Storm. In the seventy-eighth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... So the Warriors Three and Sif take the Bifrost to Midgard, and lo and behold! Loki's watching. But that begs the question – how long has Loki been standing on his balcony waiting to see Bifrost open up? Is Heimdall watching Loki watch the Bifrost? The Warriors Three and Sif arrive on Midgard It looks like the same spot where Thor arrived, so is this really the local Bifrost junction? Turns out SHIELD notices them arrive, and they now have handy computer modeling programs to show it. So do they know it's some form of wormhole travel happening here? Agent Coulson sure doesn't have many questions. He's raring to go out to the desert to investigate. With everyone else is so busy, Thor and Jane make breakfast. It's a very quiet moment – maybe the quietest in the film? – as Thor and Jane make breakfast for a hung over Erik and smiling Darcy. When did Thor learn to make breakfast? What do we think of the deleted scene where Thor delivers a new mug to Isabela to replace the one he broke? So many things are put into action in this minute – must be nearing act three – and Miles Stokes and Elisabeth Allie are here for it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men podcast Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men on Twitter Thor: The Lightning and the Storm podcast Elisabeth on Instagram Elisabeth on Panel on Panels podcast

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 077: Who's More Grim, Hogun or Heimdall?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 33:22


Minute Seventy-Seven: From The Plan to The Bifrost Joining us to discuss Hogun's words, the decision the Warriors Three and Sif make, Heimdall's reaction, and the Observatory kicking into high gear are once again Miles Stokes and Elisabeth Allie from the podcast Thor: The Lightning and the Storm. In the seventy-seventh minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor… Was it meant to be a moment of comedy between Sif and Hogun the Grim? Or did Sif have a different plan than Hogun? Regardless, the moment plays in a comedic way. There's also the fact that Hogun speaks again. Is that why everyone turns to him suddenly when he speaks? Could it be that they're surprised to hear from the Vanir that he feels they need to lay their lives down for the Asgardian prince? We pine for the lack of facial hair on Hogun. And where is all of their fantastic headgear? We discuss Hogun from the comics a bit as well. And we point out that they cast the actor who played Genghis Khan in the film Mongol to play Hogun, which seems to fit his look in the comics. Fandral seems to be the one more focused on following orders. To that end, it certainly fits the single traits they're each given. Fandral came close to death on Jotunheim. We wonder why we don't get any acknowledgement in this scene from him that it may be affecting his decisions here. Sif says Thor would do the same for them. But didn't he ignore their pleas on Jotunheim to leave? Or is it that she means he'd break the rules for them? We comment again on how much we'd love to see the Asgardian high school show to see all of these characters when young. Heimdall's been watching as it turns out. What rank is Heimdall as it concerns the Warriors Three and Sif? Are they on the same level? Does Loki as king change that? Again, we love Idris Elba in the role, even if he doesn't get to do much. We dig into Heimdall a bit more from the comics as well. We wonder why Heimdall does his strange fake-out things so often in this film. There certainly is an element of a dangerous game that Heimdall plays with them here as far as his loyalties because he's essentially committing treason as they are. It's a fun minute with Volstagg, Fandral, Hogun the Grim, Sif, Heimdall, Miles, and Elisabeth. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men podcast Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men on Twitter Thor: The Lightning and the Storm podcast Elisabeth on Instagram Elisabeth on Panel on Panels podcast

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 076: Who Else Can Stress Eat Like Volstagg?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 35:19


Minute Seventy-Six: From Drawing Yggdrasil to Stress Eating Joining us to chat more about Thor's attempt at drawing and explaining the Nine Realms, as well as Fandral's yelling at Volstagg about his stress eating are Miles Stokes and Elisabeth Allie from the podcast Thor: The Lightning and the Storm. In the seventy-sixth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... We're closing out the RomCom rooftop art session between Thor and Jane. There's also a production code tried-and-true transition to the moon, then see the two of them sleeping next to each other. We discuss how far they went or not. Have people in Asgard ever seen a romantic Thor before? This really may be Thor's first time to explore this side of himself. How interesting to see them so chaste in their sleeping on the roof. We debate about the Nine Realms some more because there's always more time for this. To that end, there's plenty of room for inconsistency in the comics, so it almost makes sense that there's a continued inconsistency in the films as well Patrick Doyle's romantic theme continues here and we continue our adoration for it. To that end, we're fans of romance in the MCU and wish there was more. Yggdrasil comes up again, this time talking about literal versus metaphor versus thematics. But does Thor get any of the positions of the realms correct within Yggdrasil? And does it matter? What is Thor thanking Jane for? We discuss possibilities. Time to return to Asgard into the Healing Room. We debate why Branagh decided to cut into this scene with a shot of the pattern on the floor that then tilts up. Volstagg does some serious stress eating. Should Fandral be so demeaning to Volstagg about it? To that end, it's really not fun to watch Volstagg eat the way he does. It's... disgusting. Plus, you have a beard! Has no one taught you eating etiquette? We debate the strengths and weaknesses of the Warriors Three. Could the filmmakers have done more with them to make them more interesting characters? By simplifying them to single traits each, how much does that diminish them? And is that why they're completely written out by now? We comment how Volstagg may be less a dwarf archetype and more of a dwobbit. Our guests bring perspective on the Warriors Three and Sif from the comics, and it makes us really wish we had better from them. The god's eye view shot... does this signify that Heimdall is watching them? It's the end of the romantic scene (but not the end of the romance!) and some fighting in the Healing Room (if only it had been the War Room!). Miles Stokes and Elisabeth Allie are here for all of it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men podcast Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men on Twitter Thor: The Lightning and the Storm podcast Elisabeth on Instagram Elisabeth on Panel on Panels podcast

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 075: What Grade Did Thor Get in Asgardian Art Class?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 38:26


Minute Seventy-Five: From Thor's Motivation to Thor's Art Joining us to discuss the handing over of the journal and Thor's art attempt at drawing Yggdrasil is Bubbawheat from the Flights, Tights and Movie Nights podcast. In the seventy-fifth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... We really focus on Jane here as she and Thor talk. He's such a cheerleader for her, and we totally believe it. She's really at her lowest here, so it's amazing to see how he turns her around. This is where the whole science/magic conversation happens. It's interesting because magic still seems to exist on Asgard. Perhaps, they know what Midgardians view as magic is actually science, but on Asgard, there is still something magical, even beyond that? Or perhaps Loki's magic is some form of hacking he does with their advanced science? Why does Jane have what ends up being Thor's Yggdrasil in her journal? It doesn't look like our solar system. What was she working on? And how does Yggdrasil work? Are we meant to believe it's a metaphor? Or some weird space thing? How do the Nine Realms work? We spend some time going through all nine of the Realms and trying to figure out exactly how it works, as compared to how they work in Norse myth versus the comics. We also discuss a few other areas that are sometimes incorporated into the Realms. Why are the Frost Giants from Jotunheim when it sounds like Niflheim – a planet of primordial ice – would be more natural for them? Again, Andy is really not impressed by Thor's art efforts here. How does Thor know about the Hubble Telescope? Bubbawheat brings some great research about Icelandic and Norse accents and how they'd actually be pronounced. They're very interesting. We go into pronunciation because of how Thor says ‘Hubble Telescope.' Is it just a fish out of water joke? Or is there some other joke with language? It wasn't scripted, so perhaps it's a joke they came up on set. Maybe it's how Australians say it. (Just kidding.) We dig into the Hubble Telescope a bit as far as it's history, and point out where you can look online to see images from the Hubble Telescope. It's been a week of romance by the fire, and now Thor's drawing some funky tree. It's our last chat with Bubbawheat. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Icelandic Pronunciations! Bubbawheat on Twitter Flights, Tights & Movie Nights Flights, Tights & Movie Nights Facebook Group Filmwhys podcast It's Time to Rewind podcast Images from Hubble

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 074: How Many RomCom Tropes Can They Squeeze Into This Minute?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 25:48


Minute Seventy-Four: From A Fireside Connection to Some SHIELD Frustration Joining us to discuss the RomCom Tropes-filled relationship between Jane and Thor, Jane's journal, and her anger at SHIELD is Bubbawheat from the Flights, Tights and Movie Nights podcast. In the seventy-fourth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Wow, is this minute overloaded with RomCom tropes! Matthew runs through a list of many of them. They make for great conversation topics for sure. Interesting that Jane says, “I'm really glad that you're safe,” instead of, “I'm really glad that you're okay.” There's an interesting irony there, particularly knowing what Loki's plotting for Thor. Thor seems to have working on looking internally here. One of the tropes? That special something she's been looking for that he's found and gets for her. We all love Jane's 4-color BIC pen so much. The firelight... so romantic... The only trope we're missing is the ‘I feel like I've known you forever' trope. Again... Patrick Doyle's score... so good... We talk about how Thor really has so much empathy now. It's great to see. Jane's struggling about something that has nothing to do with him, and he's interested. Another trope. Jane's afraid SHIELD won't let her research see the light of day. Is it that they'll hide it? Or use it for their own evil purposes? This does feel like that element of SHIELD that's run by Hydra agents. We debate any potential storyline with Jane's father and Erik and connections to SHIELD they may have had in their past. We've got more romance, a special gift, and some anger at the government to talk about with Bubbawheat today. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Icelandic Pronunciations! Bubbawheat on Twitter Flights, Tights & Movie Nights Flights, Tights & Movie Nights Facebook Group Filmwhys podcast It's Time to Rewind podcast

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 073: Do They Need a Permit to Have a Fire on the Roof of Smith Motors?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 32:43


In this minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film ‘Thor,' drunk Erik seems to be friends with Thor again, Jane gets embarrassed with her messy kitchen, and she and Thor retreat to the roof of Smith Motors to sit by the fire, stargaze, and talk. Bubbawheat from the Flights, Tights and Movie Nights podcast joins us on this episode!

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 072: How Drunk Did Thor & Erik Get?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 26:46


Minute Seventy-Two: From Loki's Warning to Thor's Delivery Joining us to discuss the working relationship between Loki and Heimdall, as well as the arrival of Thor with a drunk Erik over his shoulder is Bubbawheat from the Flights, Tights and Movie Nights podcast! In the seventy-second minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Heimdall takes a long time to reply to Loki about his loyalties. And Loki looks unhappy about that. Is Heimdall feeling guilt now that he earlier betrayed Odin to let Thor go down to Jotunheim? Or was that a situation where the ends more justified the means? Is part of the reason Loki asks this now is because he knows Heimdall disobeyed Odin earlier and wants to make sure he knows so Heimdall doesn't obey now? We debate this point for a bit. Very interesting moment here. Loki walks out with a comment about Thor's mess. What's he mean by that? Is he afraid Heimdall will open the Bifrost to Thor? Or is he worried that Heimdall may bring Thor back? Meanwhile, back on Midgard... Jane's now reading Erik's library book. Kinda distracted, but still reading it. We see she eats GoLean Crunch! Thor shows up with a drunk Erik thrown over his shoulder. How drunk did Erik get? Does it matter that we didn't get to see the bar fight or Erik passing out in the street? Erik seems to be buddy-buddy with Thor now. So does that mean Thor can stay? Thor's metabolism is Asgardian but he's mortal. Why is he handling his liquor so well? When Thor says Erik made his ancestors proud, what would it have been that made them proud? But where did Thor get this plaid coat? It was laying on the bar. Did he steal someone else's coat? It's kinda a lumberjack flannel chique... in other words, fairly ugly. We identify Jane's shirt, thanks to people online. It's not Miss Minutes though. It's called Wandering Sun designed by Marc Jacobs. And Bubbawheat points out a few of the movies that Jane has on DVD in her trailer. It's a fun minute full of kingly warnings and drunk deliveries with Bubbawheat. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Icelandic Pronunciations! Bubbawheat on Twitter Flights, Tights & Movie Nights Flights, Tights & Movie Nights Facebook Group Filmwhys podcast It's Time to Rewind podcast

All Of It
Kenneth Branagh on 'Belfast'

All Of It

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 12:39


[REBROADCAST FROM December 9, 2021] When actor, writer and director Kenneth Branagh was only 9 years old, his community in Belfast erupted in violence. Now, over 50 years later, Branagh has brought this story of his childhood to life in his new film "Belfast," which follows a young boy named Buddy as his family struggles to decide whether to stay in Northern Ireland. Branagh joins us to discuss the film, which he wrote and directed, and for which he won a Golden Globe last night for best screenplay.

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 071: Is Loki Looking for a New Gatekeeper Yet?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 29:41


Minute Seventy-One: From Loki's Icy Dealings to Heimdall's Suspicious Leanings Joining us to discuss Loki's plotting and planning, and how he treats Heimdall, is Bubbawheat from the Flights, Tights and Movie Nights podcast. In the seventy-first minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Loki and Laufey continue their conversation about Loki's involvement in the raid on Odin's Vault, and Loki's plan to get Laufey into Asgard to kill Odin. He says they'd look down on him if he were the one to kill him father, but wouldn't that fit perfectly with this Shakespearean story? Loki also says he'll return the Casket of Eternal Winters to Laufey. Does he mean it? Why does Loki not reveal to Laufey that he's his son? We stew on that some more. Bubbawheat theorizes about the three frost giants and how Loki may have mind controlled one to tell two others he knows of a secret passage to Asgard. Laufey stands up when Loki presents his offer. Is he playing his cards a bit too quickly? We theorize some more about the possibility that this planet is falling apart and the Jotuns are actually weakened as a species right now. It does seems Laufey knows his power is fading. Loki digs on the way Jotunheim looks. Is that part of his plan, or could he just not help throwing in another dig at this place? After all, Loki is in a power position to piss Laufey off with the idea to get him to agree to this plan. Laufey's “I accept” is so slow and drawn out. It's interesting how his pattern works. So is Laufey then trying to downplay his “I accept” after he showed his hand too quickly when he stood up. It does read as very deliberate. Loki returns through the Bifrost to Heimdall's Observatory Loki stepping off the Bifrost weirdly looks like he's getting off the subway. Very strange. Loki and Heimdall have such a a battle here. A battle with words. That being said, Idris Elba still barely gets to move in this scene. Would Loki be able to put a new gatekeeper in this role now that he's king? Or is this a perma-role for Heimdall because of his vision? There's a bit of a sense that Heimdall is observing more with his super-eyes. Was he watching Loki with Thor? To that end, did Loki change clothes so Heimdall wouldn't recognize him? If only there were a way to see when Loki is shrouding things. Loki plays a bit of three-dimensional chess with how he sets up Heimdall to admit he's king and has to do what he says. To that end, is Heimdall even playing the same game that Loki is? It's a minute full of cold plotting and suspicious gatekeepers with Bubbawheat. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Icelandic Pronunciations! Bubbawheat on Twitter Flights, Tights & Movie Nights Flights, Tights & Movie Nights Facebook Group Filmwhys podcast It's Time to Rewind podcast

NerdzigRadio
Nerdzig - Der Podcast #150 – The Trailer Wars

NerdzigRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 182:34


Here we go again! Die ultimative Kinojahr-Vorschau und Trailer-Kritik in einem. Tom Holland ist Lara Croft! Doctor Strange ist verloren! Nicolas Cage ist Nicolas Cage! Und Jennifer Lopez und Owen Wilson sind viel zu alt für diesen Sch...! Wir bewerten, analysieren und kommentieren bald erscheinende Filme auf die einzige Art, die zählt: indem man sagt, was man vom Trailer hält! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00:00:00 Wir brauchen wieder eine neue Titelmelodie 00:03:15 THE Trailer Wars 00:06:54 Scream 2022 00:09:31 Moonfall 00:17:45 Tod auf dem Nil 00:24:11 Marry me! 00:34:42 Uncharted 00:46:23 Operation Fortune 00:51:03 The Batman 00:58:37 Turning Red 01:03:52 Downton Abbey II 01:07:22 Jackass Forever 01:12:48 Ambulance 01:18:36 The Lost City 01:23:33 Everything Everywhere All at Once 01:29:34 Morbius 01:38:11 Sonic 2 01:40:59 Phantastische Tierwesen - Dumbledores Geheimnisse 01:58:48 Massive Talent 02:03:31 The Northman 02:09:26 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 02:21:43 Jurassic World: Dominion 02:30:59 Lightyear 02:33:12 Minions 2 02:36:28 Spider-Man - Across the Spiderverse, Part 1 02:44:58 The Flash 02:57:55 Was sagen wir zum Kinojahr 2022 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mainstation: Nerdzig.de Alles, was wir tun:Nerdzig Linktree Danke für ein Trinkgeld: Ko-fi Musik: Fighter von Tristan Barton - lizenziert durch Artlist.io Bild: ©2021 Marvel Studios

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 543: Inside X-Men, Deadpool, Logan & The 355 with Oscar® Nominee Simon Kinberg

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 35:04


Today on the show we have Oscar® and two-time Emmy® Nominee Simon Kinberg. He has established himself as one of Hollywood's most prolific filmmakers, having written and produced projects for some of the most successful franchises in the modern era. His films have earned more than seven billion dollars worldwide.  Kinberg graduated from Brown University and received his MFA from Columbia University Film School, where his thesis project was the original script, “Mr and Mrs Smith.” The film was released in 2005, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Upcoming, Kinberg will premiere his action spy film “The 355”, which will be released theatrically by Universal on January 7, 2022. Directed, co-written and produced by Kinberg, the film was one of the biggest deals out of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and stars an ensemble of A-list actresses including Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o, Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing. A dream team of formidable female stars come together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in The 355.When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Oscar®-nominated actress Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger, In the Fade), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong'o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Oscar® winner Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is tracking their every move.As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the opulent auction houses of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed. The film also stars Édgar Ramirez (The Girl on the Train) and Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Endgame).The 355 is directed by genre-defying filmmaker Simon Kinberg (writer-director-producer of Dark Phoenix, producer of Deadpool and The Martian and writer-producer of the X-Men films). The screenplay is by Theresa Rebeck (NBC's Smash, Trouble) and Kinberg, from a story by Rebeck.The 355, presented by Universal Pictures in association with FilmNation Entertainment, is produced by Chastain and Kelly Carmichael for Chastain's Freckle Films and by Kinberg for his Kinberg Genre Films. The film is executive produced by Richard Hewitt (Bohemian Rhapsody), Esmond Ren (Chinese Zodiac) and Wang Rui Huan.His original series “Invasion” premiered on Apple TV+ on October 22nd. He co-created the show with David Weil, serves as Executive Producer, and wrote or co-wrote 9 of its first 10 episodes. It is considered one of Apple's most ambitious series to date as it was filmed on 4 different continents. The show has already been renewed for a second season, which Kinberg is show running and Executive Producing again. He is also the Executive Producer of the upcoming show “Moonfall” for Amazon. Also upcoming, Kinberg produced the sequel to "Murder on the Orient Express,” “Death on The Nile,” directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening and another all-star cast.Additionally, he is producing several projects for Netflix including “Lift” starring Kevin Hart with director F. Gary Gray, his original script "Here Comes the Flood" with Jason Bateman directing, "Endurance" with Camille Griffin directing, and “Pyros” with Reese Witherspoon starring and producing. Kinberg's latest spec “Wayland” will also begin production next year for Lionsgate, with Michael Showalter directing, and Jessica Chastain producing alongside Kinberg Kinberg will also be producing “The Running Man” at Paramount Pictures to be directed by Edgar Wright, “Artemis” to be directed by Oscar winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord and based on a book by the writer of “The Martian”, the remake of “The Dirty Dozen” at Warner Brothers with David Ayer writing and directing, “Starlight” at 20th Century Studios to be written and directed by Joe Cornish, “Death Notification Agency” at Amazon based on the novel of the same name, “Karma” at Sony Pictures, “Chairman Spaceman” at Fox Searchlight, to be directed by Oscar Winner Andrew Stanton, and an Untitled Action-Romance starring Idris Elba at Apple. Following almost a decade's worth of Marvel films, Kinberg will also write and produce “Battlestar Galactica” for Universal which will be his latest franchise universe. In 2006, he wrote “X-Men: The Last Stand,” which opened on Memorial Day to box office records and began his ongoing relationship with the franchise. In 2008, Kinberg wrote and produced Doug Liman's film “Jumper” for 20th Century Fox. In 2009, Kinberg co-wrote the film “Sherlock Holmes” starring Robert Downey Jr, directed by Guy Ritchie. The film received a Golden Globe for Best Actor and was nominated for two Academy Awards. In 2010, Kinberg established his production company Genre Films, with a first look deal at 20th Century Fox. Under this banner, he produced “X-Men: First Class,” executive produced “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and wrote and produced “This Means War.” In 2013, Kinberg produced “Elysium," which starred Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, directed by Neill Blomkamp. On Memorial Day of 2014, Fox released “X-Men: Days of Future Past," which Kinberg wrote and produced. The film opened number one at the box office, received critical acclaim and went on to gross more than $740 million worldwide. In 2015, Kinberg had four films in release. He re-teamed with Neill Blomkamp to produce “Chappie,” starring Hugh Jackman and Sharlto Copley. Kinberg produced Disney's Academy Award-nominated film “Cinderella," starring Cate Blanchett and directed by Kenneth Branagh.In addition, Kinberg was the co-writer and producer of “The Fantastic Four.” His final film of the year was “The Martian,” which he produced. The film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, grossed more than $630 million worldwide, won two Golden Globes (including Best Picture) and was nominated for seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture). In 2016, Kinberg produced “Deadpool,” starring Ryan Reynolds. The film broke international and domestic records for box office, including becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time globally. It went on to win two Critics Choice Awards (including Best Picture - Comedy) and receive two Golden Globe nominations (including Best Picture), a WGA nomination and a PGA nomination for Best Picture. That year, Kinberg also wrote and produced “X-Men: Apocalypse.” In 2017, he produced “Logan,” the final installment of the Wolverine franchise with Hugh Jackman. It was selected as the closing film of the Berlin Film Festival and opened #1 at the box office. It was named one of the ten best films of the year from the National Board of Review, garnered three Critics Choice Nominations and an Academy Award Nomination.Kinberg was also a producer on “Murder on the Orient Express,” directed by Kenneth Branagh, with Branagh starring alongside Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, and others. In 2018, Kinberg produced “Deadpool 2,” which matched the success of the first film. It was Kinberg's fourteenth film to open number one at the box office. In 2019, Kinberg made his directorial debut with “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” which was released June 7. The film once again starred Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, with new addition Jessica Chastain. In television, he was the executive producer of “Designated Survivor,” starring Kiefer Sutherland on ABC and Netflix. He was also the executive producer of “Legion,” “Gifted,” and executive producer and co-creator with Jordan Peele of the remake of “The Twilight Zone” on CBS All Access.  Kinberg has served as a consultant on “Star Wars: Episode VII” and “Rogue One," and he was the creator and executive producer of the animated show “Star Wars: Rebels” on Disney networks. You can also watch Simon's Screenwriting Masterclass on The Dialogue Series on Indie Film Hustle TV.The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters is a groundbreaking interview series that goes behind the scenes of the fascinating craft of screenwriting. In these 70-90 minute in-depth discussions, more than two-dozen of today's most successful screenwriters share their work habits, methods, and inspirations, secrets of the trade, business advice, and eye-opening stories from life in the trenches of the film industry. Each screenwriter discusses his or her filmography in great detail and breaks down the mechanics of one favorite scene from their produced work.Needless to say this is one heck of an episode. Enjoy my conversation with Simon Kinberg.

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Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 070: Why Doesn't Loki Tell Laufey He's His Son?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 44:06


Minute Seventy: From A Cold Stroll to An Icy Reception Joining us to discuss Loki's solo visit to King Laufey is Bryon Lockhart, host of the Marine Corps Movie Minute and Co-Host of the Marvel Events Timeline Podcasts. In the seventieth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... It's very difficult to figure out where we are here in Utgardhall. Has Jotunheim just continued crumbling to pieces? Because other than the tower, none of this really looks like something we've seen before. For instance, where's the crevasse caused by Thor's lightning? It's possible the vast quantities of snow covering everything just make the landscape look different. Loki is brought forward to speak with Laufey. Loki and Laufey talk. What did Loki say to get this audience in the throne room? Earlier, Laufey seemed fine addressing them from above with them below in the plaza. Laufey's first words are “Kill him,” but no one moves. Is that a sign of Laufey losing control over his Jotuns? Why doesn't Loki reveal his nature as a Jotun right away? As Laufey's son? Is Laufey ineffective or is it that the Jotuns are so weak with the loss of the Casket? Do we get any sense from this conversation that Laufey was in on the Jotun invasion in Odin's Vault? With the line “There are traitors in the house of Odin,” does that mean Laufey assumed it was Loki? Does he now Loki is the trickster god? Does he know other Asgardians are witches and can cast magic? We finally hear that the Jotuns in the Vault was all something Loki put together just for fun, “to ruin his brother's big day.” Does that change any thoughts on what's happened since? Loki plans to have Odin killed. Should Laufey be more wary of Loki's plan, knowing he's the trickster god? To that end, is there any surprise that essentially Loki is plotting killing both his real father, not Odin? Laufey did leave Loki to die as a child. Perhaps this is why Loki wants to kill him. But was Loki abandoned? Was he left somewhere during the war and Odin assumed he'd been abandoned? We feel it's intentional that there's not a clear emotional throughline for Loki in the film. Laufey may feel this is a trap, but he may recognize that this is his last chance, right? We compare the script of this scene between Loki and Laufey. Wow, much more interesting. Loki reveals his origins to Laufey. Laufey also reveals that Loki was abandoned. It's interesting hearing the plan put in place between Loki and Laufey, that it seems like they put a plot in place to get the Jotuns ruling the nine realms. This plays so much better and gives reason for Laufey to trust Loki! Why did they cut this back? Matthew prefers Loki remaining more obfuscated with his motivations, but Andy and Bryon really like this scripted bit. But is there something to Matthew's point that it works better not having Loki ever acknowledge Laufey as his father? Or is it even more Shakespearean if Loki reveals his heritage then kills his father? That could've been quite powerful. Why is Loki here? Will he reveal his heritage? And what have the frost giants been doing since we last saw them? We dig in with Bryon Lockheart today. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Marvel Events Timeline Podcast on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast
Belfast with Kenneth Branagh and Christopher Nolan (Ep. 342)

The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 33:03


Director Kenneth Branagh discusses his new film, Belfast, with fellow director Christopher Nolan in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. The semi-autobiographical tale follows a working-class family and their nine-year-old son during the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital, where political and religious clashes turn their world upside down and change their lives forever. Please note: spoilers are included. See photos and a summary of this event below: https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/January2022/Belfast_QnA_1221.aspx

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 069: Why Boilermakers, Erik?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 30:17


Minute Sixty-Nine: From Protective in the Pub to Lonely on Jotunheim Joining us to discuss the wrap-up (and boilermakers) between Thor and Erik in the bar as well as the figure arriving on Jotunheim is Bryon Lockhart, host of the Marine Corps Movie Minute and Co-Host of the Marvel Events Timeline Podcasts. In the sixty-ninth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Erik's protective feelings for Jane really kick in here as he tells Thor he needs to leave town tonight. Does that make sense? Is he overstepping his bounds as far as Jane and any possible relationship with Thor? Is Erik a bit of the Culver University Godfather? Should Erik be meddling in Jane's romantic interests? Does that diminish Jane as a character that she needs someone to control her love life? Or is there something more in relation to how Jane's father lived and/or died? And is it a problem that this story point never comes back? We sure hope that Erik shows up in Thor: Love & Thunder. As it looks now, neither he nor Darcy are in the credits, which hurts our hearts. Again, Thor very much takes in what Erik says about leaving town and speaks in a 100% honest way as he agrees to the deal. This is a side of Thor we just love. Chris Hemsworth plays Thor with such authentic honesty. It's an important element in his character. Perhaps it's that Thor very much believes in honoring a debt. Erik did help him get free, after all. Is it odd that Erik orders them boilermakers to seal the deal? Perhaps it's just because of how Stellan Skarsgård says the word ‘boilermaker.' We go through the history of boilermakers a bit. Did you know they're from Montana? These glasses seem ridiculously large. Like these characters are hobbits marveling at how ‘they come in pints!' The unspoken drinking contest is very funny. The deleted scene of Erik smashing the glass and screaming for “Another!” works well. It's a shame we didn't get it. Erik also gets rip-roaring drunk. We see him and Thor singing outside on the streets. Erik passes out. Thor carries him back to Jane's trailer. It's a fun scene and in a way, helps us buy that Erik's more comfortable with Thor sticking around. The scene with Erik really reminds us that not only is Thor handsome, but he's incredibly charismatic and everyone wants to be in his presence. Erik's clearly having a good time with him. Great bonding. Who is the mysterious figure arriving on Jotunheim? We see the bifrost drop off a single figure at the Bifrost junction on Jotunheim and they start walking toward Utgardhall. Who could this be? And why does the landscape look so different again? It's important to know someone is arriving through the Bifrost. It's not some magical other arrival through a back door. Interesting... From the warmth of the bar in Puente Antiguo to the icy realm of Jotunheim, we've got a lot to discuss today with Bryon Lockheart. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Marvel Events Timeline Podcast on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 068: Why Is Erik So Protective of Jane?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 22:56


Minute Sixty-Eight: From Not Having All the Answers to Only Caring About Her Joining us to take a stop in the local bar with Erik and Thor as Thor introspects and Erik acts protective of Jane is Bryon Lockhart, host of the Marine Corps Movie Minute and Co-Host of the Marvel Events Timeline Podcasts. In the sixty-eighth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... This is yet another long talky scene in the film, which hasn't had many of these. Erik and Thor converse in the bar, and we really like it. But why is Erik so protective of Jane? Thor learns to embrace his own humility here. It's great seeing him finally look within. Is his looking within still too self-focused to make him worthy? Would it have been more valuable to focus on the loss of his father? Or is it that the self-reflection really comes from from the loss of his father? Should an Asgardian more than 1000 years old be wiser than Thor is? Does it make sense that he's only as wise as a twenty-something? Do Erik's lines sound like wisdom or drunk wisdom? Erik and Thor seem to each be having their own conversations, but they tie together well. Erik getting serious and focusing on Thor possibly being delusional, it's clear he cares about Jane. The scripted bar scene has a lot more meat to it. We find that the extended conversation in the bar has a more logical flow and we think it would've worked better to develop the emotions between these two characters. But did we need the drunk townies Pete and Jake starting a fight with Erik? That being said, it's important that Thor isn't one who gets involved in the fight. That's another moment showing his growth. Does Erik's nature to be so protective of Jane make sense? He's just her mentor from school. Sure, he knew Jane's father, but is that enough? Thor tries to look inward, possibly for the first time in his life, and Erik's here to help... as long as it doesn't hurt Jane. So much to discuss with Bryon Lockheart. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Marvel Events Timeline Podcast on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 067: Just How Bad Is Erik at Lying?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 22:45


Minute Sixty-Seven: From Erik Paltering to Thor Reflecting Joining us to discuss more of Erik lying, his ‘escape' with Thor, Thor taking Jane's notebook, and the trip to the bar is Bryon Lockhart, host of the Marine Corps Movie Minute and Co-Host of the Marvel Events Timeline Podcasts. In the sixty-seventh minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Erik pivots and pivots again with his lies. Stellan Skarsgård carries the humor here and delivers. It's clear to us that Agent Coulson doesn't buy into Erik's lies at all. Does Erik believe it works? Or does he know Coulson's playing him? We find it so interesting that Coulson's role was written to be Nick Fury in the film. This makes so much more sense to us to have Coulson here. But should Coulson have let Erik walk through their command center to the holding cell? What about all the sensitive information everywhere? Erik's lines to Thor are hilarious. “Donnie, Donnie, Donnie...” Does Coulson see Thor take Jane's journal? What about the Agent literally standing right in front of Thor facing him? They have to have intended for Thor to take it to Jane so they can let her continue her work while now watching her. The bar joke makes us laugh. Did you know they filmed this in a strip club? Does that matter? Erik takes Thor to the bar for a drink... and a talk. Foo Fighters “Walking” plays as Erik and Thor drink and talk. The music video is a spin on Joel Schumaker's Michael Douglas movie Falling Down. The only connection we can find is they sing “Learning to walk again” which seems to fit with Thor's place in the world now. Thor's hair looks terrible here in the bar. But we like Thor's introspective moment. It's impossible to identify any of the background actors here unfortunately. And we talk about product placement versus just getting a release. Film talk! Erik lies, Coulson follows, Thor reflects, and Bryon Lockheart's here for all of it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Marvel Events Timeline Podcast on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 066: Why Doesn't Jane Come With Erik to Help Free Thor?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 33:42


Minute Sixty-Six: From Loki Leaving to Erik Lying Joining us to discuss Loki's departure from Midgard and Erik's struggle to convincingly lie to Agent Coulson to free Thor is Bryon Lockhart, host of the Marine Corps Movie Minute and Co-Host of the Marvel Events Timeline Podcasts. In the sixty-sixth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Loki looks up at the sky. Is he imagining he's looking at Odin or Heimdall? And how interesting that this is a moment Branagh doesn't cut to a god's eye view shot for this moment. It's interesting that they opt to just have Loki walk out of the shot instead of showing him depart in some magical way. We debate if it works or if we'd rather see him using one of his back doors. Did Loki really hope he could pick up the hammer? Or was it just for fun on the off chance he could have lifted it? Agent Coulson watches Erik lying through his teeth to free Thor, but does he believe it? Before that, Agent Sitwell moves into the room to talk to Coulson, and he goes from dark to light. Is there a chance they were already thinking about him being a HYDRA agent at this point? It sure feels that way. The SHIELD Crater Base is currently under repair, and was that the 1st Assistant Director we hear call “Set”? Sitwell lets Coulson know he has a visitor, and it's Erik. Why is it Erik who comes? Why not Jane? Or both of them? Perhaps Erik worries that Jane is too hot-headed. Did Jane have Donald Blake's driver's license lying around with his clothes when they broke up? Or did Darcy whip up this whole license? How funny that the New York driver's license actually has Excelsior on it. Is that why they went with it? Coulson clearly doesn't actually believe Erik lying, but seems to know he can use the situation to get more information out by following them. Erik lying about steroids is hilarious, but his comedic bit about ‘Donald' being upset about SHIELD's jackbooted thugs is great and really shows his feelings about SHIELD. Matthew takes a deep dive on the address on Donald's address. It's a kooky rabbit hole he went down. The photo of Thor on the driver's license? It's the photo Darcy took of him in Isabela's Diner. It's a comedic minute watching Erik try to spin lies to Agent Coulson so that they'll release Thor, and Bryon Lockheart's here for it all. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Marvel Events Timeline Podcast on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Cinemoddities – late NIGHT movies with Rob & Zack

Episode 201 - Wild Wild West (1999)   We reference it way too much when it barely has any connection to our main topic, so we finally decided to give it the main spotlight; it's "Wild Wild West"!  A stacked cast, a ton of money, an update of a classic TV show, what could go wrong?  Well, pretty much everything.  Tune in for Rob & Zack discussing a nearly universally hated movie that has never left their minds.  Is this movie really that bad, though?  What is the deal with Will Smith and his kids?  How did Kenneth Branagh reprise his role as Arliss Loveless twenty years later?  Listen in to find out!   Check out the Cinemoddities patreon for access to even more bonus content and to support the podcast!  www.patreon.com/Cinemoddities    Harass us through email using Cinemoddities@gmail.com and be sure to check out the Cinemoddities subreddit for more information about the show!  www.reddit.com/r/Cinemoddities    Thank you to An Insperiority Complex for providing our theme song!  Follow this link to hear more music from them: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4mPues3Rp2wCKYzXOTDNP9?si=rdnMop4aRjK1kH9nPWPU5g 

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 065: How Blind Is Thor to Loki's Gaslighting?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 26:51


Minute Sixty-Five: From Gaslight Success to Hammer Fail Joining us sadly for the last time to discuss Thor's apology to Loki due to Loki's gaslighting tactics and Loki's failed attempt at picking up Mjølnir are Kyle Olson and Rob Kubasko from Marvel Movie Minute seasons 2 & 3! In the sixty-fifth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Loki's gaslighting has pushed Thor to a place where he is the one who apologizes to Loki. Wow, that's dark. What we read from Thor here is again how genuine he is. He's been so broken that this is the point where he can start rebuilding himself. Thor's “thank you for coming here” is really the turn for Thor. But again, it's also a sign he's been taken by Loki's gaslighting. Victims look at themselves as the problem. That tear on Thor's cheek leads us to a Waterworld reference. Loki's turn to leave and closeup shows us that he does not smirk. Is this because the door is mirrored and he doesn't want Thor to see him smirk? Or is it because he knows that there's a glimmer that Thor could still make his way back? To be honest, though, a smirk would've made the moment worse. Is it possible this moment is what plants the seeds for how Loki gets us to the Loki TV show? Would anyone have thought that Odin actually died and Loki is actually telling the truth here? The Odinsleep isn't that clear after all. How does Loki actually leave? Thor's goodbye feels like he's really saying goodbye to his life in Asgard. After Loki's gaslighting, Coulson finally returns. So did Loki actually control Coulson or is his return here coincidental? Again, what would Coulson see before coming in? And back to Loki's outfit, why is he wearing this? Meanwhile, Loki heads straight to Mjølnir. What have the SHIELD agents and scientists been doing since nabbing Thor? There clearly has been quite a bit of work in here since he was trying to pick up his hammer. Great hand shot of Loki's hand as he gets ready to try picking it up. Did we need Loki trying with two hands? Is Heimdall watching Loki? It's a week of Loki's gaslighting success, Coulson's return, and Loki's failed attempt at picking up Mjølnir, all while Rob and Kyle chat with us about it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Kyle on TruStory FM Rob on TruStory FM The Swashbuckling Ladies Debate Society

The Potential Podcast!
Potential Pick - Belfast

The Potential Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 11:13


Chris and Taylor review the semi-biographical coming of age film "Belfast" written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film centers on a young boy's childhood amidst the tumult of Belfast, Northern Ireland in the 1960's. The film stars Jude Hill, Jamie Dornan, Caitríona Balfe, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan and Dame Judi Dench.

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 064: Why Is Loki in the Fancy Midgardian Duds?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 23:14


Minute Sixty-Four: From Blame to Apology Joining us to dig into Loki's lies – aka everything Loki says to Thor, and everything Loki means – are Rob Kubasko and Kyle Olson from MMM seasons 2 & 3! In the sixty-fourth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... We've got so much to break down with Loki's lies throughout this minute. While we do, the music that plays is called Loki Lies. Too bad Loki doesn't have anyone to talk with about what he's done. We take each sentence Loki says to Thor and discuss what he's actually saying. All of this is really Loki twisting the knife that he stuck in last minute. Loki's great at putting things out there that gets things put into people's heads. But should Thor know better about his brother by now? So Loki brings up Odin and tells Thor Odin wouldn't acknowledge Thor's love. He brings up Frigga and tells him she doesn't want him to come home. Truly, he's just the meanest. “The burden of the throne has fallen to me now.” So he's even blaming Thor for him having to carry the weight of the throne? Again, he's the worst. Tom Hiddleston plays each sentence in such unique ways. Kudos to both him and Branagh for directing him this way. Thor finally speaks. Now that he knows Loki is king, Thor asks (kinda begs) Loki to come home. But Loki once again has excuses. Ouch. Loki's lies really make him seem like he's the only one who will deal with Thor at this point and those lies hurt Thor. It's all gaslighting. Loki's lies push Thor to a place where he feels he's actually responsible. It comes across even meaner now that he knows he's also the Jotun prince. Again, though, the big question we debate is if Thor should know better when things like this come from Loki. We certainly feel like it's Thor's blind spot. It's a juicy minute of Loki's lies as he lays into Thor with all the reasons he can't come home. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Kyle on TruStory FM Rob on TruStory FM The Swashbuckling Ladies Debate Society

Seventh Row podcast
SR B20: Belfast and the self-mythologising of Kenneth Branagh (Excerpt)

Seventh Row podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 28:22


We contextualize Kenneth Branagh's Belfast as the newest entry in his decades long self-mythologising project and discuss "the Branagh scale". This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, Associate Editor Brett Pardy, and regular guest Caitlin Merriman. Show notes and related episodes: Ep. 118: The Souvenir Part I and II Bonus 19: Who is the Poshest Actor in Britain? (Member's Only) Ep. 69: Paddington and Paddington 2 (Member's Only) Ep. 22: The King attempts to adapt Shakespeare's Henry V (Member's Only) Follow Seventh Row on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and read our articles at seventh-row.com.

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 063: Who Planted the Fart Joke?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 25:01


Minute Sixty-Three: From a Probing Coulson to a Dead Odin Joining us to discuss Coulson's continuing probing of Thor when Loki shows up, Loki's dark message, Thor's reaction, and a fart joke are once again Kyle Olson and Rob Kubasko from seasons two and three! In the sixty-third minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Coulson's having a very one-sided conversation. Thor gives him nothing. That being said, Thor does react when Coulson asks him who he is. Still, it's just a look. No speaking. In the script, however, Thor did reply, “Just a man.” Wow. We're all glad they kept that out. But is Thor's look a reaction to Coulson? Or perhaps just to his place at rock bottom? Chris Hemsworth performs so well through this sequence. He really carries this moment. So much more weight than his silliness we've had earlier. What's interesting is that in the script, Coulson brings up Hydra. Why was that cut? We have our theories... Before Loki shows up, Coulson gets a text. He pulls it out in the coolest way possible, then he has to step out. But who calls him? Is it Fury? Or is Loki involved in some way? The script – which isn't canon – certainly leads us down one path. And this is where Loki shows up. What a slick way to have Loki appear. But before Loki show up, we actually see a report about methane hanging up outside the sliding glass door. Is this here as a fart joke? Possibly the first and only fart joke in the MCU? Back to Loki – Thor sees him and reacts. Do people in the command center see Thor by himself? Is he talking to no one? Obviously, Loki's invisible. So if he's invisible to everyone on Midgard, why is he in Midgardian garb? To that end, did you know that the scarf is the one thing Tom Hiddleston kept from this shoot? Wow, Loki brings dark fake news for Thor. He clearly works his machinations through this conversation. And with that, we'll be talking about this conversation for a few episodes. It's fart jokes, Coulson's in-and-out as Loki shows up, and Loki's bad news, all with Kyle and Rob in the guest chairs. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Kyle on TruStory FM Rob on TruStory FM The Swashbuckling Ladies Debate Society

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 062: Why Isn't Thor in Cuffs?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 27:20


Minute Sixty-Two: From Arthur C. Clarke to South Africa Jane and Erik debate while Agent Coulson interrogates Thor, and Kyle Olson and Rob Kubasko from seasons two and three are here for all of it! In the sixty-second minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Erik continues pressing Jane about science. Jane presses right back about Arthur C. Clarke, but does she quote him correctly? Turns out most people don't! They each have great points but again, it feels like Erik has shut off his scientific mind simply because of the nature of the myths Thor represents to him and his childhood. It's Darcy, though, who pops in with some surprising smarts that surprises both Jane and Erik, and ends their conversation. Once again, we have yet further proof about how many laughs there are in this film. Sure, Darcy's at the heart of many of them, but Natalie Portman certainly holds her own here. We return to the SHIELD Crater Base where Agent Coulson interrogates Thor in the holding cell. Yeah, so apparently the holding cell is yet another room they trucked in as a part of this quick-assembly job at the crater. We start in the Command Center where we can see Agent Sitwell and Techie, but there are so many other SHIELD agents here who we just can't identify. It's frustrating. To that end, while we're in the Command Center, we can see that they're still monitoring the hammer and it's still glowing in the monitors. So why is it no longer causing electromagnetic interference? Agent Coulson interrogates Thor. Is there a reason he's approaching the interrogation as if Thor is from Earth? Does he know Thor's from space and is just toying with him? Or does he really not know yet? Thor remains not just tight-lipped through this interrogation but also does everything he can to avoid Coulson's eyes. He's very sullen here. But why isn't he in cuffs or tied up in some capacity? Is Coulson that trusting of him? Agent Coulson interrogates Thor but not before Darcy drops some smarts on Erik's and Jane's debate. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Kyle on TruStory FM Rob on TruStory FM The Swashbuckling Ladies Debate Society

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 061: Is the Watcher Watching Heimdall Watching Thor?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 48:40


Minute Sixty-One: From the triquetra fading to Erik raging Joining us on the show as Heimdall gazes upon Thor as he's arrested while Jane and Erik fight about it are seasons 2 & 3 hosts Kyle Olson & Rob Kubasko! In the sixty-first minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Before we dig into this minute, we reveal that we figured out who played Huge SHIELD Agent in last week's fight. It's Jamal Duff! We talk through his work both in the NFL, the MCU, and what he's known for on IMDb. Thor gets taken away by SHIELD agents. Heimdall gazes upon him. The triquetra disappears. Does Thor now know what this is all about? Has Thor completely given up? He doesn't have any more fight in him, that's for sure. The script had a moment from Jane who starts running in to save him but who turns back after hearing guard dogs coming her way and seeing searchlights looking for her. We're fine with this not being shown. Plus, it allows the moment last week when she hears him scream to be the last thing she takes away from here. What we do see instead is a beautiful shot of Heimdall's eye with a reflection of the SHIELD Crater Base in it. Heimdall gazes upon Thor, unable to do anything. To that end, we debate if Heimdall should have lowered his head as he does in the script or if by not doing that, he's acknowledging that all of this is what Thor needs to become a better king. Meanwhile, back in Puente Antiguo... Jane and Erik argue about Thor having been arrested. How do they know he's been arrested? All Jane knows is that Thor screamed to the heavens. Last thing she actually saw of him was him running in. It feels like script machinations to have them assume he's been arrested. Darcy points out both Mjølnir in the book Erik apparently checked out from the library and Loki. We have a great time reacting to the write-ups for these. But wait... does that mean Erik got himself a Puente Antiguo library card after he realized Jane took off without him? Jane and Erik argue about science versus magic. Jane seems right here. Erik seems to have really closed himself off to any possibilities of the unknown as soon as he connected all of this to myths from his childhood. Thor gets taken by SHIELD agents, Jane and Erik fight about it, and Heimdall gazes upon them. Lots to discuss with Kyle & Rob! Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Kyle on TruStory FM Rob on TruStory FM The Swashbuckling Ladies Debate Society

We Love the Love
Mermaids (1990)

We Love the Love

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 56:28


We're finishing off the year with a movie that has one sequence set at New Year's and zero that involve mermaids: the 1990 60s-set coming-of-age movie Mermaids, starring Cher, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci - none of whom, and we cannot stress this enough, plays a mermaid. Join in as we discuss Catholic fandom, child performances, abortive attempts to get the movie going with Lasse Hallstrom and Frank Oz, and Kenneth Branagh and Michael Crichton, who are like mermaids in that they had nothing to do with this movie. Plus: Does Joe live in the belltower? How is Bob Hoskins so cute? Why was Winona Ryder campaigned in supporting instead of lead? And what is the deal with this movie's title? (We are too dumb to figure it out.) Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Over the Hedge (2006) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 060: Is Thor Screaming at Odin or Coulson?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 29:58


Minute Sixty: From Odin's-Eye View to Odin's Triquetra Joining us to discuss Thor's scream of agony and confusion as well as Coulson's possibly sympathy for him are Andrew Darowski from Disney Animation Minute Essentials and Joe Darowski from The Protagonist Podcast. In the sixtieth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Thor screams at the heavens. It's sad. It's powerful. It's heartbreaking. It's all of his emotional weight coming out in intensity. Thor clearly knows he's looking up at Heimdall and maybe Odin. But it's kinda funny that Coulson is right there too. We like to think maybe he's screaming at Coulson. Who's literally staring at him from above. Thor's scream feels like a child melting down. He still has no understanding as to what's going on. Or at least it may be slowly starting. We break down parental responsive quadrants and discuss where Odin perhaps falls. And Frigga too. She was awfully permissive of Thor. Was there a switch in Odin's parenting style after everything he did with Hela? Did that leave Frigga to carry the load? We cut to Jane and see her reaction. It's shot like she's seeing this which makes no sense but it does make sense that she's reacting to Thor's scream. Coulson also seems to be reacting to Thor's scream. Or maybe he just wishes something happened. Hawkeye doesn't look at all. At least we don't get a shot of him. But to that point, we do determine that all the clips of Renner were shot after the fact to fit in to this scene after the fact. We hope the guy who Renner replaced doesn't feel too bad about being replaced. Thor falls to his knees in defeat. Patrick Doyle's music works so well here and doesn't make the scene feel too much. The slo-mo scream feels a bit Peter Jackson but when he's on his knees, the slo-mo of the water dripping off his face works really well. That Doyle shift to the hopeful/sad theme as the triquetra appears on the hammer is incredible. Between Thor's scream and this moment, this minute if filled with emotional power. It's likely seeing the appearance of the triquetra on the side of Mjølnir that signals to Thor that this is by design. Last but not least, we discuss the place of Thor in the MCU. It's not the favorite or least favorite of anyone. But how interesting that it has such a substantial footprint throughout the MCU. It's an episode of Thor realizing the reality of his situation for the first time, and he screams it out. Joe and Andrew Darowski are here to dig into it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Andrew Darowski on Twitter Disney Animation Minute Essentials Joe Darowski on Twitter The Protagonist Podcast

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 059: What's Wrong With Mjølnir?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 29:32


Minute Fifty-Nine: From Rainy Triumph to Rainy Failure Joining us to discuss Thor's failure to move Mjølnir and Coulson's and Hawkeye's reactions to it are Andrew Darowski from Disney Animation Minute Essentials and Joe Darowski from The Protagonist Podcast. In the Fifty-Ninth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... This is a big minute for Thor. He just can't pick up Mjølnir. It's the low point for Thor on his hero's journey. But it's great that Thor's failure doesn't have to involve a funeral like Spider-Man. This story is so big and fantastical, but this moment of Thor's failure is so human and internal. Does Thor get it? Does he understand yet? We think it's likely the next minute when he finally will start to understand, but here, the hammer won't budge and Thor's failure breaks his brain. Thor's failure is very relatable. We've all had moments like this. It's great seeing Thor go from believing he can pull the hammer to complete confusion from his failure. Wow, did Chris Hemsworth really work out for this scene. He really looks like the strongest man in the world. Did any of us think that he would be able to lift Mjølnir and the story would continue from there? Unfortunately, few of us remember but this moment of Thor's failure really makes sense for this particularly hero's journey. Patrick Doyle's score already has such power, pride and strength in it. This moment shines for Doyle as it carries such a range of emotions. Early on, we have a great god's eye view shot. Is this Heimdall's perspective as he watches what Thor's going through? Unrelated to that, what are all these chemical tanks around for? Are they meant to imply the sorts of experiments they're doing on Mjølnir? Barton's starting to root for Thor. What does this mean? He's beating his own team's agents. Is it a rebel thing? Coulson wants to watch what's going to happen, but what if Thor got his powers and flew off? This certainly feels like the naïve character from the show. The script had a lot of electricity coming off the hammer. Here, it's just a... feeling?... that Coulson has? Honestly, it must just be the sheer determination that Thor has that makes Coulson want to see what's going to happen. Would Coulson think Thor might just be another drunk townie? Interestingly, there's a dutch angle that almost looks like Thor's hammer pull is actually moving the shot. This is seriously a powerful piece of set dressing. It really just doesn't budge. How many of these agents have tried by now to pull the hammer? Last thought: “Lavender.” We really want to hear Coulson say this. It's the bottom of the barrel for Thor today as he can't pick up Mjølnir. Where will we go from this big moment of Thor's failure? Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Andrew Darowski on Twitter Disney Animation Minute Essentials Joe Darowski on Twitter The Protagonist Podcast

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 058: So Thor's the Sort Who Kicks a Guy When He's Down?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 31:40


Minute Fifty-Eight: From Coulson's Entrance to Mjølnir's Shadow Joining us to discuss Thor's fight tactics against the huge SHIELD agent and Mjølnir's shadow are Andrew Darowski from Disney Animation Minute Essentials and Joe Darowski from The Protagonist Podcast. In the fifty-eighth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Thor finally sees Mjølnir. Great dutch angle again as Thor swaggers on his walk to his hammer. But then he's punched from out of nowhere by the huge SHIELD agent. But where did this guy come from? We just saw a wide shot and he wasn't there. He would've had to be running in to get here. We try to figure out if there's any rhyme or reason for the dutch angles in this film. We think it's largely Branagh's desire to make a film that looks like a comic book. Do that many comics have dutch angles in their frames? Andrew and Joe point out a few examples, including the comic Silver Age as well as the Batman TV show. Release the dutch cut! Ha! How many people understand what a dutch angle is? Is it a common bit of knowledge? There's certainly a sense of love of dutch angles here, and we talk about them in relation to Orson Welles' The Third Man. The huge SHIELD agent who punches Thor may just be the first person who can hold his own against Midgard-bound Thor without his powers. They really feel more on the same level. Unfortunately, we can't figure out who plays the huge SHIELD agent. (Check back next week when we figure it out!) Thor's cockiness remains as he seems excited to have to fight this big guy, who sadly is only known as ‘huge SHIELD agent,' as we've been calling him. Thor and the huge SHIELD agent take the fight outside. Well, not intentionally. They end up bursting through the plastic wall of the hamster cage and land in the mud. Great mud wrestling fight! It's a frustrating fight, though, because we really never get a great shot of this agent except at the start. He's left as nothing more than an obstacle for Thor to overcome. Thor does a great speed ramping slo-mo double leg kick to the huge SHIELD agent's chest. Well, really his clavicle. Ouch! Is this really an effective move? Or would your momentum push you opposite and slow how much you hit your opponent? After Thor takes huge SHIELD agent out, why does he kick the guy while he's down? Is it just to prove how great a fighter he is? Does he think this would make him a more worthy king? Seriously, though, this last kick on huge SHIELD agent feels like a dirty move. No wonder Thor's not worthy! It's written even worse in the script though. Ouch! What's funny is that Clint is just sitting here watching this whole fight between Thor and huge SHIELD agent from his bucket. Talk about the Watcher! It's a minute full of pugilism as we all debate Thor's tactics. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Andrew Darowski on Twitter Disney Animation Minute Essentials Joe Darowski on Twitter The Protagonist Podcast

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 057: When Did They Decide to Include Hawkeye?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 39:30


Minute Fifty-Seven: From Thor Fighting in the Tunnel to Coulson Entering the Tunnel Joining us to discuss Hawkeye, his weird placement in this film, and Thor's sense of direction are Andrew Darowski from Disney Animation Minute Essentials and Joe Darowski from The Protagonist Podcast ! In the fifty-seventh minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Thor runs through the hamster cage for a while. Is he lost? Or is there some strategy? Andy reveals he mapped out Thor's entire run through the hamster cage. Unfortunately, there's a moment where they hide in the edits that he runs down the stairs to the lower level then suddenly is on the higher level again. Hrm... We see the shot of Coulson next to the crashed ATV from the script. Clearly they cut this early from the film because it's not included as a deleted scene. There's quite a bit of hand shots throughout this film, as Andrew points out. Is this a Branagh thing? Something to find a way to ground the story with these more tactile moments? Why does Coulson ask for someone to go up with a gun into the bucket. Didn't he know he was calling for Hawkeye? Should Hawkeye be chucking the bow into the bucket? Wouldn't he be taking more care of his gear? Why does the sniper go into a bucket hanging from a crane in a rainstorm? Wind... lightning... visibility... This doesn't seem like a safe plan. Interesting that they choose to go slo-mo when Thor kicks the guy through the wall of plastic. Thor may be confused, but there's a moment he's literally down the hall from Mjølnir. Sure, there are agents between him and it but that hasn't stopped him up to this point... When Hawkeye's up in the bucket, you can again see the broken hamster cage tunnel from the unseen ATV crash. Coulson goes into the Command Center. Oooohhh... electric static on the monitors... Barton's lines are so great here. Too bad we get so little of him here. As always, Coulson does a great job acting confident against things he completely doesn't understand. We meet Hawkeye! We talk through our histories with Hawkeye and what we think of his introduction here. Why do they do the whole gag of him reaching for a gun before reaching for a bow? Are we meant to think that this may very well be the moment he decides to switch to the bow, making this his origin story as well??? Does Hawkeye design his own arrows too? There's something about him that feels very Batman as a non-super who has mad bow skills. It's great to watch what Jeremy Renner does with him, even if this feels a bit last-minute. Was it a surprise when he showed up? Turns out, they released this footage before the movie came out. Perhaps they were excited they had a recent Oscar nominee... It's scripted as someone grabbing a gun. Did they film this with someone else then replace the footage with Renner, filming him later when making The Avengers? As always, we break down Renner and his movies IMDb says he's known for. And of course, we talk about his comic book origins. It's Hawkeye's official introduction into the MCU! Meanwhile, Thor's lost in the hamster cage. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Andrew Darowski on Twitter Disney Animation Minute Essentials Joe Darowski on Twitter The Protagonist Podcast

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 056: Do Thor and Mjølnir Sense Each Other?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 35:54


Minute Fifty-Six: From Red Alert to White Tunnels Joining us on the show today to discuss Jane's message, Erik's last name, and Thor's mission are Andrew Darowski, host of Disney Animation Minute Essentials, and Joe Darowski, host of The Protagonist Podcast. In the fifty-sixth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Dutch angles? We don't need no stinkin' dutch angles! Actually, it seems to be that Branagh slows the dutch angles down during fight scenes. Holy cow! Natalie Portman's so funny! Her monologue as she leaves a message for Erik is hilarious. Great comedy from Portman and Jane's message. Ever thought about E.T. when you see the SHIELD Crater Base? We call it the hamster cage but it feels an awful lot like what the governmental figures set up at Elliott's house. This hamster cage feels very flimsy and cheap. They were clearly going for something that could be set up quickly, but does it work or does it end up feeling more like something from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? It also feels like they're trying to keep things sterile, but what and why? And if so, why aren't the people in sterile suits? What changed with Thor that got him sneaking so much instead of just running in and fighting? Back to Jane's message for Erik. Does Erik actually pronounce his last name as Selvidge? Or is it just that it crackles while he's talking? It's hard to tell and we're likely wrong, but there is a bit that makes it sound that way. Regardless, the focus is Jane's message, not what Erik says for his message. Why does Jane assume Erik knows where they are? So much is revealed in this call about Jane's relationship with her advisor. It's so impulsive of her! Back to the hamster cage. Andy spent far too much time mapping out where Thor was through this whole chase in the hamster cage. Thor clearly loves the fact that lightning strikes and thunder rumbles. Does that mean he and Mjølnir have some psychic connection? To that end, is that ringing sound from Mjølnir something everyone can hear when they grab its handle? Or only Thor? Regardless, there's a great hum that starts with the shot of Mjølnir and it reminds us how much we love all the sounds that connect to it. Thor works his way around the complex and finally runs into the hamster cage entrance. But what happens to the guard who runs in after him? The first fight in the entrance to the hamster cage feels a bit generic. Nothing too special, but nothing wrong with it either. Was that move that pulled his rain slicker intentional? Or accidental and they kept it in? Thor really feels like a secret agent, not a god fighting men, in this hamster cage fight sequence. It is a great contrast seeing him fight mano a mano without his hammer. In the script, there's a moment where Thor picks up a rifle then throws it at an ATV's headlights. This is why there's an ATV crash seen throughout these next few minutes! We're really glad they didn't give him a gun. That would've seemed strange. These aren't bad guys, after all. We've got Jane's message of hilarity and Thor's journey into the hamster cage with Andrew and Joe. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Andrew Darowski on Twitter Disney Animation Minute Essentials Joe Darowski on Twitter The Protagonist Podcast

Fresh Hop Cinema: Craft Beer. Movies. Life.
248. "Belfast" // Sonoma Springs Brewing Co (Sonoma, CA)

Fresh Hop Cinema: Craft Beer. Movies. Life.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 73:21


This week on Fresh Hop Cinema: Beer 1: "Zeus" from Sonoma Springs Brewing Company (Sonoma, CA). Style: NE IPA. ABV: 7.1% Ratings: Jonny - 6.3, Max - 6. Film: "Belfast" directed by Kenneth Branagh. Ratings: Jonny - 9.3, Max - 9. Beer 2: "Waggin' the Dog" from Sonoma Springs Brewing Company (Sonoma, CA). Style: IPA ABV: 7.2% Ratings: Jonny - 7.5 Max: 4 Inside Hot & Bothered: - Max - New Album? - Max - Macro beers and the selling of a righteous man's soul. ------ Episode Timeline: // 0:00 - Intro , Ads, & Shoutouts // 3:20 - "Zeus" // 9:34 - "Belfast" (No Spoilers) // 30:01 - "Belfast" (DANGER ZONE) // 44:12 - "Waggin' the Dog" // 54:57 - Hot & Bothered Please leave us a rating and/or review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts! Got a few bucks to spare? Support us on Patreon for as little as a dollar per week at www.patreon.com/freshhopcinema.

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 055: Does Agent Sitwell Ever Smile?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 27:29


Minute Fifty-Five: From Thor's Punchline to Thor's Punch Joining us today to discuss Thor's joke about flying out, Agent Sitwell's first appearance in the MCU, and Thor's break-in into the SHIELD Crater base is Scott Carelli, founder of Dueling Genre Podcast Network and host of Franchisography. In the fifty-fifth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Thor has a great line delivery on his punchline, and the fact that he just walks away is perfect. If we stayed on him as he walked away, he totally would be smirking about having said the cool line. We jump to a Mjølnir-eye view to see that it's starting to rain. Is this because Thor is getting close to Mjølnir? There didn't seem to be a lot of interference when the townies were here so it feels like it must be the two of them. This storm came in very quickly. It wasn't that long ago that Thor and Jane were driving under clear skies. It's time to introduce Agent Jasper Sitwell into the MCU! Is it telling that every shot of him is a dutch angle? Or is that hard to read since so many shots in the film are dutch angles anyway? Sitwell was first introduced in Strange Tales with a Nick Fury storyline. He's served with Tony Stark. But was he nice? He sure seems serious here. Were they already planning his HYDRA role? We look at Maximiliano Hernández with the IMDb game. It's harder than we thought it would be! We also do the IMDb game for the Techie and some of the Agents. We're glad the Techie's extra lines were cut out. These characters really shouldn't be fun or funny. We dig into Southwest Flight 5434 as Agent Sitwell diverts it. But it doesn't go anywhere. We call it the Easter egg that wasn't. What's interesting though is that the screen shows the Event Zone, but it's near northern New Mexico. So that breaks our thinking about where Puente Antiguo is. Now, we're thinking it's closer to Las Vegas, NM. Thor breaks in. SHIELD seems so low-tech. It's strange and feels more Agents of SHIELD. Thor does go in stealth-mode here as he dons an Agent's rain slicker. Tension builds as Thor works his way toward Mjølnir. But why are there barrels of toxic chemicals here? Thor reveals his intentions to fly out, Agent Sitwell diverts a Southwest flight, and Thor knocks two SHIELD agents out. It's a busy episode. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Scott on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Dueling Genre Podcast Network

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 054: How Long Were Jane and Thor Driving?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 31:14


Minute Fifty-Four: From Odin's Purpose to Thor's Response Joining us today to discuss Loki's reaction to Frigga's comment about Odin's purpose, as well as Jane and Thor starting to figure their plans out at the SHIELD Crater Base is Scott Carelli, founder of Dueling Genre Podcast Network and host of Franchisography. In the fifty-fourth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... We have a final bit of Loki & Frigga in Odin's chamber discussing Odin's purpose in banishing Thor, as well an extended/deleted scene to discuss. It seems like Odin's purpose was to intentionally ban Thor to Midgard to make him a better person. Loki doesn't seem happy about any of this. We discuss the deleted/extended scene here in Odin's chambers. The conversation is longer and covers the same points so we don't need it, but it's nice. They certainly make the Odinsleep seem more like a coma though. Is that what we're meant to see it as? We debate about the Einherjar essentially crowning Loki as king. It's a great scene but does it fit with the rest of the films as they exist now? How does this play into the earlier scene when Loki was on the throne? They clearly aren't using the story about Gungnir only being usable by Odin here in the MCU as they are in the comics. Loki feels less scheme-y in this deleted scene. He actually seems like he might be a good leader. Except for that last look. Again, it really seems clear that Thor would've been a terrible leader. We've seen Party Thor in What If...? after all. We return to find Jane and Thor arriving at the SHIELD Crater Base. We find some interesting moments of symmetry we have found in the film. SHIELD's set-up here sadly looks like a hamster cage. It feels like something from Agents of SHIELD. Sure, it seems like something that could be assembled quickly, but for what purpose? Couldn't they just walk around? And why is the area over Mjølnir under open sky? We try to delineate between the SHIELD agents, techies, and scientists. Does Thor know when he hears thunder that he's close to Mjølnir? Or is it because he's the god of thunder? Jane doesn't buy into Thor's promises like the Warriors Three and Sif bought into him earlier. It plays well. What was Jane thinking would happen when she got here? Loki's rankled about Odin's purpose, and Thor's cocky about his plans to escape from the SHIELD Crater base. So much to discuss! Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Scott on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Dueling Genre Podcast Network

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 053: How Does the Odinsleep Work?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 30:11


Minute Fifty-Three: From Hope for Sanity to Hope for Thor Joining us today to discuss Jane and Thor continuing their drive under the New Mexico sunset and Loki and Frigga talking about Odin and Loki's parentage while Odin's in the Odinsleep is Scott Carelli, founder of Dueling Genre Podcast Network and host of Franchisography. In the fifty-third minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Jane really hopes Thor isn't crazy when he says “More like a rainbow bridge.” Is it because she really wants him? Or because he's her only shot to get her research back? Or a little bit of both? What would her future intentions be with Thor? Bringing him in front of the board to discuss where he came from? We enjoy how much Jane keeps pulling back to her science. She doesn't feel like she can't exist unless he's in love with her. With all of that, though, how long does it take to drive from Puente Antiguo to Mjølnir's impact site? It's fifty miles to the west and there are dirt roads, but shouldn't it be a bit over an hour? Why is the sun already going down? We return to Asgard and find Odin in the Odinsleep in his bed. Loki and Frigga watch Odin while he sleeps. It's a beautiful still shot that almost looks like a painting. Or more aptly a pane in a comic book! We love the golden force field glow over Odin but what does it represent? Is it the Odinforce? Is it prayers from his believers? We love the dutch angles here, no matter what other people say. Fie on thee, naysayers! Bo Welch's production design is impressive here. It's great that he worked to build a lot of these sets so the actors had space in which to work and perform. When Loki says he never gets used to seeing Odin in the Odinsleep, when would that have happened? If he's in the Odinsleep, who rules Asgard if not Thor or Loki? Is there a regent? Perhaps it happened when they boys were young? The Odinsleep is frustrating and feels like a plot device used to just get Odin out of the film as long as the story requires. Frigga doesn't realize that Loki may have been who pushed Odin into his state here. Would the guards have talked? So what is Loki thinking in this scene? He covers quite a bit of emotions as he talks to Frigga. Again, Tom Hiddleston plays him so well in these sorts of scenes. The moment when Frigga tells Loki that Thor may be back and Odin works in mysterious ways says so much. There are so many interesting angles Loki plays here. What did Odin say to Frigga about bringing this baby back from Jotunheim? We look at the extended version of this scene while Odin stays in the Odinsleep. We really can tell that Huggin and Munnin, Odin's ravens, are here while the Odinsleep continues. Jane and Thor go off in search of Mjølnir while Loki and Frigga talk about Odin and parentage. Lots to discuss! Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Scott on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Dueling Genre Podcast Network

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 052: How Rom-Com Is This Drive?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 26:34


Minute Fifty-Two: From 'Anything Like This' to Einstein-Rosen Bridge Joining us today to discuss the Rom-Com ride is Scott Carelli, founder of Dueling Genre Podcast Network and host of Franchisography. In the fifty-second minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... This is very much the Rom-Com moment of the film. We have a sweet, quiet conversation between these two characters talking in a car. And it goes on for over a minute! How great is that! The Rom-Com nature certainly speaks to how quickly this couple has to connect. How well does it work may be up to the viewer, but it mostly works for us. There's a bit of a sense of the fish-out-of-water element ending as Thor gets closer to Mjølnir. We have yet another example of Jane not being a great driver. They really have pushed to make her the worst driver in the MCU. But it also checks several Rom-Com boxes – the clumsy but smart scientist and steering off the road because of being starry-eyed over the passenger. We talk about the romance relationship in the MCU and try to come up with any examples that are as romantic as this pair is in this film. Perhaps the closest is Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter in the next movie Captain America: The First Avenger. Patty Jenkins wanted to add more romance when she was discussing directing Thor: The Dark World. It's a shame we didn't get it. We have questions about SHIELD's plan here. Clearly not part of the rom-com. Why didn't SHIELD just block the road off at the highway entrance? Clearly, it's just a need by the writers. Back to the people in the car, why doesn't Thor just tell Jane who he is? How does Thor know she's seeing a bridge? Is it just that he knows she's looking for how he got here? To that end, when you are very far advanced science, what words do you use to explain it? Her excitement about an Einstein-Rosen Bridge is adorable, but Thor's comment about a Rainbow bridge is one of the best lines in the movie. Even if we only get half of it here. Portman and Hemsworth play so well opposite each other. It's a cute conversation with a cute couple as they drive across the desert, and we're here to talk about all of it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Scott on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Dueling Genre Podcast Network

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 051: Where's the Fan Art of Thor Riding a Tiger Out of Pet Palace?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 28:26


Minute Fifty-One: From Library Books to Flirtatious Looks Joining us today to discuss Erik reading a library book, Thor asking a man about a horse in Pet Palace, and Jane offering Thor a ride is Scott Carelli, founder of Dueling Genre Podcast Network and host of Franchisography. In the fifty-first minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Erik finishes his email but gets distracted by some books. We go through all the books on the cart he looks at, but was there intention to what the production design department picked? Erik finally settles on the book Myths and Legends from Around the World. It's a fake book and even though it says it's stories from around the world, Erik sure seems to hone in on the pages about Norse mythology. The book ‘The Long Christmas' makes us pine for a Thor holiday special. It's interesting to read Erik's reaction when he reads through the pages about Thor. As a scientist, it's like seeing a ghost and trying to wrap your head around this. What's funny is that the writing about the Bifrost says the red of the bridge is fire that would burn their feet. How great would that be to see that! Regardless, it does feel like a detail that came from myth and legend. Thor visits Pet Palace to see a guy about a horse. Meanwhile, Jane idles in the Pinzgauer outside waiting for Erik. Anyone know where Darcy is? And weirdly, Thor is still wandering the town going nowhere for a long time, because Jane sees him and she spots him walking into Pet Palace. The misunderstanding in Pet Palace is why Scott wanted to join us because it's such a great fish-out-of-water moment. Kyle, the employee, quickly tells Thor that they don't sell horses. It's a priceless reaction. All the animals perk up when Thor comes in. Clearly he's a man of animals. We will now call him the Puppy Prince. Jane interrupts Thor's quest in Pet Palace to offer Thor a ride. She's clearly over Erik's issues and asks Thor if he still needs a lift. How much of this is the romantic comedy element? Or is it all scientific inquiry? Clearly, she's a bit fascinated by this guy who just doesn't make sense to her. To that point, where were she and Erik heading? Once Thor agrees to come along, what is she hoping will happen? Thor's reaction to Jane is telling as to whether he's done stuff like this before. Interesting Easter egg here – Jane has a Culver University parking tag on her windshield and a badge for the school as well. But why doe they have her working in the Experimental Particle Physics department. Why this and not astrophysics? Is that video shop across from Pet Palace Stan's Video? Another nod to Stan Lee? Erik's having flashbacks to his youth, Thor's confusing the pet shop employee, and Jane's feeling like doing something she's never done before. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Scott on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Dueling Genre Podcast Network

Verbal Diorama
Thor: The Dark World

Verbal Diorama

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 45:51


After the success of Kenneth Branagh's Thor in 2011, a sequel for the God of Thunder was quickly put into motion, with a quick turnaround of two years. The race was on to find a director with a passion for the project, which they did in Patty Jenkins. Her appointment was a big deal too: she would have been the first female director to helm a movie in the MCU. Ultimately Jenkins' passion didn't align with Marvel's vision for the sequel, and so they parted ways, leaving Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor with the hefty, and hasty, task of putting together a cohesive sequel. What Taylor gave Marvel though, wasn't the movie we ended up with. Marvel executives, led by Kevin Feige, reworked the movie and requested an additional 35 days of reshoots to "fix" The Dark World. For all its faults, there are some beacons of light though; Thor and Loki together remain the backbone of this trilogy, and then there was a special appearance at MCU Comic-Con in 2013 which really got audiences salivating.... I would love to hear your thoughts on Thor: The Dark World! GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter https://twitter.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Letterboxd https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website https://my.captivate.fm/verbaldiorama.com (verbaldiorama.com) SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA.... Leave a 5-star rating/review: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/verbal-diorama/id1453296967 (Apple Podcasts) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/verbal-diorama-803268 (Podchaser) Join the Patreon: https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon (https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon) Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Mark, Brendan, Ian, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave and Chris! Buy Merch! https://verbaldiorama.com/merch (https://verbaldiorama.com/merch) Tees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available! EPISODE THANKS TO.... Most excellent patrons: Brendan, for his Patron thoughts! Andy from Geek Salad for his Patron thoughts. You can find him @geeksaladradio on Twitter Follow, subscribe & listen to Geek Salad in your podcast app of choice! Twitter peeps @TheCinemaGuys @Craigsg1 Instagram folk @friendlysparpod Facebook chums None this time Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/watch/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe ) Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!) Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studio Support this podcast

That One Movie Podcast (TOMP)
West Side Story + Belfast (Best Picture frontrunner) + Hawkeye Eps. 3-4

That One Movie Podcast (TOMP)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 94:48


Check out our non-spoiler and spoiler reviews of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story and Kenneth Branagh's Belfast, a contender for Best Picture. Beforehand, we breakdown this week's trailer for Sonic 2. Then, we rate the news from this week in the world of entertainment, including Florence Pugh joins the Oppenheimer cast, Spielberg's semi-autobiographical film gets a Thanksgiving release date, reactions to the Game Awards, and more! Enjoy! TIMECODES... The Toms: Entertainment News (1:44) Hawkeye Eps. 3-4 Spoiler Discussion (22:30) Non-Spoiler Review of Belfast (35:32) Spoiler Review of Belfast (47:12) Non-Spoiler Review of West Side Story (54:51) Spoiler Review of West Side Story (1:09:37) What Are Ya Doin'? (1:18:57) SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS... Email: tomppodcast@gmail.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU2jjOm3gwTu2TVDzH_CJlw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/That-One-Movie-Podcast-535231563653560/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOMPPodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tomppodcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomp/support

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 050: How Much Do Loki and Sif Hate Each Other?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 25:45


Minute Fifty: From Odin's Last Command to Erik's Library Stop Joining us to discuss Loki's ascension to the throne, the shared disdain he and the Warriors Three & Sif share, and Erik in the library is Matt Carroll, one of the two co-hosts of the award-winning MCUCast and founder of the Stranded Panda Podcast Network. In the fiftieth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Loki seems like he's being insincere with his friends when he says he can't change Odin's last command, but he also seems somewhat right in what he says. But to that end, politicians change things all the time. Who would judge Loki if he went back on Odin's last command and brought Thor back, ending his banishment? What's with the lens flare in this scene? Sif clearly is the emotion character here. Her reaction is full of anger toward Loki. Clearly, he's already cut her hair. Fandral and Hogun hold Sif back when she rises up to attack Loki. That is very much a parallel to Erik holding Jane back from the SHIELD agents. No one looks thrilled about Loki being on the throne, or about the fact that he won't change Odin's last command, but they largely all start acting as if he really is king. Volstagg comes at Loki from a different direction, one that's more affable. But even this doesn't work to change Loki's mind about reversing Odin's last command. Is Volstagg laughing because he's being sincere or because he's nervous? We try to gauge what he's doing there. Interestingly, this moment of Volstagg's isn't in the script, and we're very much glad it is. What a look Sif gives Loki before she departs. And what's with Loki's interesting (and slight) move toward Sif? They both play this so well. Jaimie Alexander and Tom Hiddleston square off perfectly. This should be a showdown in the Old West. Where are their departing salutes? Because Odin's last command stands, Thor's still on Midgard and we join Erik in the Puente Antiguo library. No idea who the background actor is here in the library. So this email Erik sends is to Hank Pym! There was a scene with a librarian reading Norse mythology to kids. It was a bit on the nose. We're glad we don't have that. We try to figure out where this is in Puente Antiguo. It seems like it's in the Greyhound Station...? Last but not least, we look at the Read Campaign poster and its history. There's a lot to unpack with Loki's comments and the Warriors Three's & Sif's reactions to them. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Matt Carroll on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Stranded Panda

All Of It
Kenneth Branagh on 'Belfast'

All Of It

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 32:34


When actor, writer and director Kenneth Branagh was only 9 years old, his community in Belfast erupted in violence. Now, over 50 years later, Branagh has brought this story of his childhood to life in his new film "Belfast," which follows a young boy named Buddy as his family struggles to decide whether to stay in Northern Ireland. Branagh joins us to discuss the film, which he wrote and directed. "Belfast" is in theaters now.

Little Gold Men
Now That Every Oscar Hopeful Has Premiered, Who's Actually Out Front?

Little Gold Men

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 81:55


A look at late-breaking titles West Side Story, Nightmare Alley, Don't Look Up, and Being the Ricardos, a preview of the upcoming Golden Globes attempted comeback, and conversations with King Richard star Aunjanue Ellis and Belfast writer and director Kenneth Branagh. Sign up to receive texts from us at Subtext: https://joinsubtext.com/littlegoldmen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 049: How Great Does Loki Look on the Throne?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 27:58


Minute Forty-Nine: From King Loki's Appearance to Kneeling Sif's Request Joining us to discuss the iconic appearance of Loki on the throne and King Loki's reaction to ‘his friends' is Matt Carroll, one of the two co-hosts of the award-winning MCUCast and founder of the Stranded Panda Podcast Network. In the forty-ninth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... Loki is on the throne. So is he King Loki? Is he just a regent while Odin is in the Odinsleep? He clearly thinks he's king, and earlier, it seemed like Odin was about to make Thor king. So how does this work exactly? Do King Loki's initial words ‘my friends' speak to him trying to find a place to belong or does it speak more to him expressing his disingenuous feelings towards these four? He kinda reeks of insincerity here. This all makes us wonder again what exactly were Loki's initial plans. Does the fact that he now knows he's a Jotun make him struggle all the more here? All of this speaks to how fascinating a character Loki is over the course of the MCU. The friends have such a great reaction when King Loki announces himself. Loki's voice even seems like it drops an octave when he says “your king.” The initial shot of Loki on the throne is so iconic in the comics. Sif clearly doesn't like that Loki is on the throne. Wow, does she reek of irritation. How is Loki holding Gungnir? In the comics, only Odin can hold it. Clearly, they're different universes. Regardless, the echo ringing out after Loki stands and strikes it on the ground is fantastic. The friends really have to be surprised. It was only a few hours ago they were all in the healing room together. Sif's daggers with her eyes as she calls him her king dig in deep. So great! Again back to that leap in logic – why did this group jump so quickly to the idea that Loki was behind all of this? Maybe they pushed him into this? Is he only the god of mischief because they bullied him? Would this have played better if Hiddleston didn't play it so strongly? Or are we reading it wrong? As Matt says, maybe he's just uncomfortable with being in this role. Did any of them know his origins? Or do they just sense something more menacing with him? What's funny is that Loki ends up making Thor into a better leader by everything he does in this film. It's a mental shift for the Warriors Three and Sif as they come up against King Loki. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Matt Carroll on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Stranded Panda

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 048: So Erik Knows Bruce Banner and Hank Pym?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 31:28


Minute Forty-Eight: From Three Scientists on a Roof to Three Warriors (and Sif!) on a Mission Joining us to discuss iPods, Erik's connections to Bruce Banner and Hank Pym, and the horny shadow in the throne room is Matt Carroll, one of the two co-hosts of the award-winning MCUCast and founder of the Stranded Panda Podcast Network. In the forty-eighth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... The rooftop location wasn't in the script, which makes us think there's more of a connection to the moment in Iron Man 2. But perhaps it was just a location Branagh wanted to use to give the scene a bit more flavor. Remember iPods? Those were the days... Darcy's moment about her iPod does feel very much like the Darcy we see later in WandaVision where she gets distracted from the big thing by her smaller personal thing. It's amazing how well the writers created Darcy in this script and how hard a time they had developing the Warriors Three. Could it simply be that those characters are based on the comics? By the time the Warriors Three die in Thor: Ragnarok, we just don't care. That's frustrating because we should have cared. At this point in time, however, did Kevin Feige have enough of a handle on everything? And then Erik drops a hint about Bruce Banner. Or is it Samuel Sterns? On top of Darcy's concern about her iPod, Erik drops the Easter Egg that he knew Bruce Banner. There's some debate if it may be Samuel Sterns instead but we end up locking in on Banner. To that end, it's crazy how much retconning Feige and team did to shift The Incredible Hulk‘s, Iron Man 2‘s, and Thor's timelines so they all line up. We talk about this as we learn how much history there was with Erik, Bruce, Betty, and Jane's father at Culver University. There's also an Easter Egg that ties Hank Pym to Erik here as he references sending an email to a friend who knows about SHIELD. In the script, it's called out as Pym. So why did they change that? We come up with our own theories. Darcy has that last great moment when Erik mentions emailing Hank Pym, and she reminds him they took his laptop. Great rack focus here and more great dutch angles. Leaving conversations about Bruce Banner and Hank Pym for later seasons, we return to Asgard. Is it morning? Evening? Hard to tell, but you can see amazing stars when looking up to the heights of Valaskjalf. Fandral, Sif, Hogun and Volstagg seem to be running to get to the Allfather on their throne. They're also all saluting. We try to piece together more of the architecture of this space. We think we've got it figured out now. They each have their own reactions when they see who is sitting on the throne. Clearly, it's not Odin. We end on a great shadow on the wall of Loki on the throne. It's a conversation about dutch angles, rooftops, iPods, gamma studies, and the Asgardian throne room – and Matt Carroll's here for all of it. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Matt Carroll on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Stranded Panda

Better in 3D
155. It's All About Family

Better in 3D

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 52:32


Get ready 3Ders; it's about to get wholesome up in here. On this episode Matt and All Day Julie two movies about family. First we chat about the self inspired-kinda bio pic from Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”. The second movie is Disney's newest animated film, “Encanto”. Matt and Julie record live from the Dream Lab and get silly talking about these movies that made them cry, enjoy!

This Had Oscar Buzz
174 – All is True

This Had Oscar Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 96:09


In 2018, perhaps the only audience that noticed All Is True were our belove AARP Movies for Grownups awards. The film is directed by and stars Kenneth Branagh as William Shakespeare returning home to his underappreciated wife and daughters after his Globe Theatre burned to the ground mid-production, reopening wounds of unspoken family tragedy. The period drama … Continue reading "174 – All is True"

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
Episode 1280 - Kenneth Branagh

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 94:20


Kenneth Branagh had a lot on his mind when making the movie Belfast, a film based on his own childhood. He thought mostly about loss. Loss of family, loss of where you come from, loss of innocence. As Kenneth tells Marc, he's been thinking about loss a lot lately and figuring out how to strike a balance between heartbreaking and heartwarming. Marc and Kenneth also talk about the importance of visiting the graves of people you admire, what discovering Shakespeare did for Kenneth at a young age, why he might be ready to play King Lear, and why he worries about something actors call The Bleed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Fresh Air
Dawn Turner On Race, Fate & Sisterhood

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 45:30


How do two sisters, just 3 years apart, take extremely divergent paths in life? That's the story Dawn Turner tells in her new memoir, 'Three Girls of Bronzeville.' Turner grew up to be an author and a columnist at The 'Chicago Tribune.' Her sister Kim died of chronic alcoholism at age 24. Turner's childhood best friend Debra was convicted of murder and served over 20 years in prison. Film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Belfast,' Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical film about growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

Fresh Air
Remembering Vietnam Veteran & Former Senator Max Cleland

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 47:04


We remember former Georgia senator Max Cleland, the Vietnam War vet and triple amputee who rebuilt his life after the war, but later lost his Senate seat when Republicans, led by Karl Rove, questioned his patriotism. Cleland died Tuesday at the age of 79.Also, we talk about the battle to keep independent local journalism alive in small-town America. A new PBS documentary profiles 'The Storm Lake Times,' which serves a rural community in northwest Iowa. We hear from the editor, Art Cullen.Justin Chang reviews 'Belfast,' Kenneth Branagh's autobiographical film, shot in black and white.