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Night of the Living Dead

October 18, 2018

Are fifty-year-old zombies scary today? How does the gore hold up? Did the actors really eat sheep intestines? Tune in to this week’s episode to find answers to these questions and more!

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The Film Board

First Man

October 16, 2018

“We need to fail down here so we don’t fail up there.” Buckle up for an intense journey on this one with the Film Board as we examine the story of struggles and successes that adorn the space race and the USA’s historic effort to reach the Moon. First Man is a Neil Armstrong biopic…

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Trailer Rewind

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Don’t Think Twice

September 25, 2018

“Has anyone out there had a particularly hard day?” What are you waiting for? Just press play. Don’t stop to think, just say yes and press the button because JJ and Steve are working without a script. This month they take a look at Mike Birbiglia’s 2016 film Don’t Think Twice. You may be expecting…

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The Speakeasy

The Sound of Music — In the Speakeasy with A Wrinkle in Time Producer Catherine Hand

June 12, 2018

Was Christopher Plummer really bored about being a part of this film? How many people really remember that the Nazis are involved in the story? And what’s really the best song in the movie? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more when we talk to A Wrinkle in Time producer Catherine Hand about her favorite film, The Sound of Music!

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Three of a Kind

Creativity

July 12, 2016

Whether you’re a creative person, or someone who cringes at the thought of art, you’re going to find something to enjoy about this month’s three of a kind.

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The Next Reel Shorts

Behind the Sites with comScore’s Paul Dergarabedian

December 10, 2017

As part of our ongoing series on the people behind the sites and services that serve the film-loving community, today we’re talking to Paul Dergarabedian, the senior media analyst for comScore. Paul works as the frontman for the company and is often seen as the face of the numbers in interviews far and wide. Paul joins us to talk about the exciting world of film statistics, how he got started in the business and his love for film.

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Treknology: The Science of Star Trek with Ethan Siegel

November 28, 2017

What’s this? More Trek? We can’t get enough of it! This week, author Ethan Siegel joins Pete to talk about the science of Star Trek, talking through those questions that stumped us during our film series. From space propulsion to transporters, energy fields to sliding doors, Ethan builds a bridge connecting the fantastic technology that provides the foundation for the Trek future, back to the practical science of today.

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No, No, Wait! Hear Me Out!: The Return of the Living Dead

June 27, 2017

Tommy Handsome is back with his take on Dan O’Bannon’s 1985 zombie romp, The Return of the Living Dead. And before you hang up the podcast machine, wait, wait! Hear him out! This film brings some surprising horror chops in spite of the camp legacy in its wake starting with director O’Bannon himself

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No, No, Wait! Hear Me Out!: Josie and the Pussycats

October 11, 2016

Tommy Handsome brings you No, No, Wait! Hear Me Out! The latest Next Reel Short is a chance to right a wrong in the world by building a case that a movie you think you’re supposed to hate actually has some value. This month, it’s Josie and the Pussycats, Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan directing.

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The Scores of John Carpenter

July 19, 2016

It was a dark and stormy . . . actually, it was a sunny June Sunday evening when Andy and Steve decided to celebrate the joys of fatherhood with John Carpenter, the Master of Horror. On Father’s Day 2016, these two bold men decided to forego the company of their wives and children and settled…

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Mindbenders

May 17, 2016

In this new TNR Short, JJ and Tommy Handsome talk about one of our favorite movie twists: The Mindbender. These are the stories that make you question the reality that’s portrayed to you on the screen. What do you believe? Does it matter?

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Behind the Sites with Matthew Buchanan of Letterboxd.com

March 8, 2016

Letterboxd has become an indispensable service for film journalists, diarists, and fans, marked by a beautiful design and just the right mix of social connectivity. Today we’re talking to Matthew Buchanan, co-founder of Letterboxd.com.

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The Quiet Fandom of Jamie Benning: Filmumentaries

February 23, 2016

As a part of our series on the movie sites we love, today we’re talking about one of our favorite movie projects. Jamie Benning has become, through great effort and time, custodian to the behind the scenes media of our most iconic films of the 70’s and 80s through his ultimate fan creations: Filmumentaries. In…

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Nathan Chase & Jeremy Thompson from Flickchart.com

January 26, 2016

As a part of our series on the movie sites we love, you’d probably guess that we couldn’t go very far without talking to Nathan Chase and Jeremy Thompson, the team behind Flickchart.com. Over the years, Flickchart has become central to our own ranking of films we review on this show, and offers a fun…

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Get your Trailer Fix on Trailer.Town with founders Joel Farris & Alex Carvalho

January 12, 2016

A few weeks ago, we ran across a new site dedicated to movie trailers. It’s called Trailer.Town and it’s a clean, well-organized home for our favorite form of promotion. This week on Shorts, we’re joined by Joel Farris and Alex Carvalho, half of the Trailer.Town team and founders of the site to talk about trailers,…

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