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A Bad Moon Rising

During the hot humid days of summer when you’re trying to avoid the mansquitos, you might take a trip down to the shore to cool off in the ocean. Before you leave, check the forecast to make sure a sharknado isn’t in the forecast. It’s a crazy world and who can you count on to…

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Trailer Rewind – Drew: The Man Behind The Poster

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster   Andy’s trailer pick from episode 95 – Blood Simple August 16, 2013 It wasn’t until today that I knew which film I was going to review for this week’s trailer rewind. When the internet exploded to reveal the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII, I knew that there…

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Trailer Rewind – Kon Tiki

Kon-Tiki trailer pick from episode 71 – The Sandlot, from March 1, 2013 I remember having to read excerpts from Thor Heyerdahl’s book Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft in 9th grade. We may have even watched some or all of the documentary that used footage shot by the raft’s crew. So when I…

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The Cinematic Universe of Adolescent Imagination

Franchises have moved beyond being a string of sequels. The term “cinematic universe” has recently come into popular usage to describe a series of films and other media that are set within a singular universe. In this universe the events in one film are related to, have an impact on, or are influenced by, events…

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Trailer Rewind – John Dies At The End

 John Dies at the End trailer pick from episode 54 – Bullit, from November 1, 2012 Back in late 2012, Pete and Andy hadn’t yet limited themselves to one trailer pick each during a podcast episode. This was one of Andy’s picks that week. If you remember the era of late night cable movies, John…

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Ain’t That A Kick(Start) To The Head

This week we finally got the first trailer for Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff’s follow-up to 2004’s Garden State. What was the reason for the decade span between films? According to Braff, it was a matter of creative control and financing. After the success of the Veronica Mars film kickstarter, Braff turned to his…

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Trailer Rewind – The Bay

As I was writing about The History of Future Folk last week, I realized that I have watched several of the films that Pete and Andy have selected as their trailer pick of the week. Many of their picks are films that are high profile, and which you most likely have seen or put in…

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The writer that Gen X forgot

On March 28, 2014 we lost a writer whose career was familiar to most members of Gen X, even if they didn’t know his name – Lorenzo Semple, Jr. 1966-68 Batman (tv series) Much has already been written regarding the cultural influence and impact of the 1960’s Batman tv series. Thanks to his work, an…

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The unexpected joy of discovering The History of Future Folk

I recently watched a movie I was expecting to be underwhelmed by and then surprised that I really enjoyed it and would likely watch it again. I feel like my experience watching was more enjoyable than watching a better film that I was expecting to be good. I had forgotten how much fun discovering a…

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Is Bradley Cooper the best student ever?

This clip has been making the rounds recently. Its seems awfully coincidental that the actor Louis CK names in his interview is the one in this clip. But I’ll accept this as coincidence, and enjoy the irony. And apparently he learned a lot from the questions he asked in the last segment in the clips…

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