Posts by Pete Wright

Yesterday

There have been some great British music biopics in the last year. They tend to garner some criticism for the way that history is manipulated to make movie drama. Also each one handles the original artists’ music in different ways. This month, Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday” was released in theaters and it shares with us the joy and the experience of The Beatles’ music by imagining a world where they didn’t exist.

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IM126: Avenger Initiative

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Alex Robinson from Star Wars Minute talk about Nick Fury’s surprise appearance, Robert Downey Jr.’s initial thoughts on the scene, and Edgar Wright’s suggestion to Jon Favreau that led to a franchise expectation

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IM125: Ratio of Table Ladies

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about Robert Downey Jr.’s suits, Scarlet Letters title work, and mystery song cues

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Autumn Sonata

Was it worth the wait to finally get Ingrid and Ingmar together? Does the film hold up as Ingrid’s last theatrical film? How is it possible it didn’t start on the stage? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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IM124: The ‘Name That Least Sounds Like a Name’ Name

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about the sweatshop mentality of some effects studios, the animating career of Samati Boonchitsitsak, and the mysterious Grantland Gears

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IM123: An Ironic Newt

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about the ever popular Tony’s Food Service, what’s involved in the Greens department, and where animals were in this film

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IM122: March of the Propmakers

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about Adi Granov yet again, Avi Arad’s assistant, and the importance of the illustrators

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IM121: Clippy

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about the credits; look at the Petes, Andys and Toms in the film; and dig into the career of Cricket Sloat

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IM120: A Shoutout to Elijah Samuel Quesada

in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Nick Exposito from Fantasy Flix League talk about Kent Seki and the impressive HUD work, Jeff Bridges’ longtime team of doubles, and Shane Mahan and the team behind the incredible physical suit effects

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Murder on the Orient Express

How does Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot compare to the many other actors who have played him? Is this version a better adaptation than Kenneth Branagh’s? Why was Ingrid Bergman singled out as Best Supporting Actress? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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