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EPISODE 540: Stan Lee Profile

24 Jul

In this episode, Tyler and David talk about their favorite Stan Lee cameos as well as what constitutes existing IP.

EPISODE 539: SDCC 2017 Preview with Germain Lussier

16 Jul

In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by Germain Lussier of i09 and Gizmodo to talk about what’s coming up at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

War for the Planet of the Apes: A Beautiful Quagmire, by Tyler Smith

13 Jul

Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes, the latest in the recent Apes series, is a marvel of special effects. Even in the modern age, when CG images are commonplace, audiences can mostly still tell when something isn’t quite tangible. Perhaps its a blurred edge or movement that seems a bit too fluid. In this film, however, the computer-generated apes are so deeply textured that it often feels like we can just reach out and touch their matted hair. It could be that the realism of these effects are due in part to the performances that they are paired with. War for the Planet of the Apes features a number of well-developed characters, played with powerful understatement by Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, and several others. The overall impact of all of this is a summer movie that feels much more grounded than the standard blockbuster. And yet with all of this going for it, I still found myself slightly dissatisfied by the scope of the film. This is a film that features armies attacking one another, large explosions, riveting battles, and even an avalanche. So why does the film wind up feeling so… small?

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EPISODE 538: Sense and Plausibility with Scott Nye

10 Jul

In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by Scott Nye to discuss the extent to which it matters that movies make sense.

BP Movie Journal 7/6/17

7 Jul

Tyler and David discuss the movies and TV shows they’ve been watching, including:

Movies
NAZI CONCENTRATION AND PRISON CAMPS
OKJA
MIDNIGHT RETURNS
BRIGSBY BEAR
LET THERE BE LIGHT
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
NINE LIVES
A GHOST STORY
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
BABY DRIVER
HOT FUZZ
THE BOOM
JAWS

TV
GLOW
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000
COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE
SILICON VALLEY

EPISODE 537 with Jake Thomas

4 Jul

In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by Marvel Comics editor Jake Thomas to talk about, well, Marvel Comics.

EPISODE 536: LA Film Fest 2017 Wrap-Up

25 Jun

In this episode,Tyler and David discuss the movies David saw at this year’s LA Film Fest, as well as Ron Howard’s new job.

The Beguiled: Sad and Lonely, by Tyler Smith

23 Jun

It is remarkably difficult to write about Sofia Coppola’s superb Southern Gothic film The Beguiled. How exactly does one lead off with a film like this? To talk about any particular element first is to suggest that this element is somehow more important than the others. But part of the brilliance of this film is how perfectly all of its elements fold together, feeding into each other, until the film is a seamless melding of narrative elegance, visual beauty, and thematic complexity. It is a deeply engaging film, and one that lingers in my mind like a morning fog.

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BP Movie Journal 6/22/17

23 Jun

Tyler and David discuss the movies and TV shows they’ve been watching, including:

Movies
MARIE CURIE
THE BEGUILED
PRELUDE TO WAR
WHY HORROR?

TV
TWIN PEAKS
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
SILICON VALLEY

EPISODE 535: A Breed unto Ourselves with Katie Walsh

19 Jun

In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by Katie Walsh of LA Times and Tribune News Service to discuss the appropriateness of critics writing about an actor’s physical attractiveness.