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“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” needs to realize its lead character isn’t James Bond. Lisbeth Salander, AKA “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” is many things: computer hacker, Goth girl, and righteous advocate of abused women. But one thing...
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This episode was sponsored by our wonderful wine sponsor, Steele Wines, and our amazing friends at Cinequest - www.cinequest.org (which has a submission deadline in March that you should be preparing for!) What makes for a great true story or biopic about an amazing person?...
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Episode 4 – An American HauntingAfter visiting the Tennessee location where the Bell Witch Haunting took place, ghost hunters Scott Markus, and Wendy Lynn Staats analyze how screenwriters Brent Monahan and Courtney Solomon struggled to bring this historical haunting to...
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“The Haunting of Hill House” is an eerie and moving mystery of a mini-series. Again, Netflix creates a watercooler show, one that dominated most of the Halloween conversation in 2018. This adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s titular 1959 gothic horror novel is...
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After visiting the real life locations in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, ghost hunter Scott Markus (What's Your Ghost Story), and paranormal podcast host, Wendy Lynn Staats (See You on the Other Side) analyze how screenwriter Richard Hatem and director Mark Pellington...
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This week we’re going to be talking about BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott.When I first went out to see BlacKkKlansman, my hope was that I was going to be able to do a podcast about how to write a movie for a political...
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“Maniac” makes for a complex and challenging miniseries on Netflix. Netflix is truly redefining entertainment platforms as well as pushing the envelope artistically with its content. Their big-budget miniseries “Maniac” starring Emma Stone and Jonah...
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“Venom” misses the opportunity to dig deeper into its themes of duality. With the worldwide popularity of superhero movies, it’s inevitable that their nemeses would soon start fronting their own origin stories too. Spider-Man bad guy Venom is one of the first...
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“The Nun” is a more silly than serious sequel to “The Conjuring”. “The Nun” may be the fifth movie in “The Conjuring” series, but it doesn’t subscribe to most of what that franchise has established. For starters, it barely...
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Let's face it, some of the blockbuster movies just plain suck. What makes it worse is that we really don't want them to be bad, and for multiple reasons. More often than not movies that run into the 100+ million dollar range have so many other elements that need to be tended to...
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HBO’s “Sharp Objects” brought its drama to life with painstaking care. The HBO limited series “Sharp Objects” played like a novel come to life on the small screen. Working from Gillian Flynn’s moody 2006 bestseller, Director Jean-Marc Vallee...
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This week, we are going to be looking at Deadpool 2 by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and a new addition to the writing team, Ryan Reynolds.If you missed my podcast on the original Deadpool, you might want to check that out as well, because one of the things that is exciting...
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SYS Episode 239Entertainment attorney Michael DeBlis talks on a variety of legal issues facing screenwriters.
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A Valentine's Day special where Max Timm and Felicity Wren talk about their favorite romantic comedies and then some, along with a discussion about what makes for the best romantic films.Remember, Felicity and Max always have open...
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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” succeeds by staying small and in its lane. There are many reasons the Ant-Man franchise is so successful. The premise of a miniscule superhero is hilarious. The actors cast are all deft comedic players....
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Plot struggles mar the tense action in “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” is a sequel shot, acted and directed with the same care as its 2015 predecessor...
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Do you have a book or preexisting material that you have dreams of turning in to the next blockbuster? Maybe just a news article that you think could make a really interesting TV show? Adaptation is the way of the industry these days, so tune in to Felicity and Max as they...
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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has action and fun, but could use some new DNA If you’re going to do a fifth film in a franchise, you could do a lot worse than “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” It’s well directed by...
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Emily Wheeler takes over for Mike and joins Jay in this 10th episode of the Film Inquiry podcast, in which they talk the movies of the moment.We’re at the tenth episode of the Film Inquiry Podcast and it’s glorious.Summer has...
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Have a love for cartoons? Sit down with Felicity and Max in this pre-holiday broadcast of the ISA's Wine Wednesdays, and enjoy the laughs and insights into the animation world. Remember, Felicity and Max always have open Q&A during...
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