Posts by Pete Wright

Raw

“I’m sure you’ll find a solution, honey.” Steve couldn’t ask JJ to stomach this month’s film, so he brought Andy in to chew the fat on this one. Andy admits that if he were at this school he would have been out of there right away. Steve, as usual, thinks this film may be about…

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Night of the Living Dead

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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First Man

“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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Danger: Diabolik

“Don’t come near, honey. Molten gold wouldn’t suit your skin.” Creating a movie from a comic book has obviously become a huge way to make money at the box office these days, but back in the late 60s, it seemed a bit riskier. Dino de Laurentiis wanted to make a film out of the incredibly…

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The Detective

“I believe in live and let live.” Frank Sinatra and his rat pack are found in specific types of films, so seeing him in this dark, realistic detective story seems like a bit of surprise. When you think back to his performances in films like From Here to Eternity and The Manchurian Candidate, however, it’s easier to see…

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Coogan’s Bluff

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“Well, well, well, what have we got here? Buffalo Bill with the fancy hat!” Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood worked with each other on five films, but before they first started, neither of them had heard of the other. Luckily, with a little homework, they both realized they enjoyed each other’s work and agreed to…

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Don’t Think Twice

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“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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Targets

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How effective is Peter Bogdanovich’s first try at directing a film? Does Boris Karloff still provide the scares he once did? Is the film still relevant today? Tune in to this week’s show to hear our answers to these questions and more!

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The Predator

“The data suggests that it tracks its prey, exploits weakness. Seems to enjoy it, like a game.” The concept from “Predator” has been through a number of evolutions as a film and a franchise, so in this show we’ll dissect the DNA infusions brought to the bunch with the latest release. Written and Directed by…

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes

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Twentieth Century Fox had found great success with their Planet of the Apes franchise, but they also were learning that a continuous run of sequels would bring less and less money back in. So by the time they got to the fifth entry in the series, the budget was a pittance compared to that of the first film. This time, however, it really feels like the cheap end of a franchise. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we wrap up our Apes series with J. Lee Thompson’s 1973 film, Battle for the Planet of the Apes

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