I’m Thinking of Ending Things

September 8, 2020
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Over the past month, we’ve begun to see some new releases open in limited theater capacities while others continue to be held back because of a world that can’t currently create a literal “blockbuster.” Different titles are popping up in different places and different ways and this month we decided to tackle a new release on Netflix, Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” As with most Kaufman works, it weaves an impressionistic puzzle that benefits from deep conversation and multiple viewings. Multiple other shows from The Next Reel’s family of podcasts have taken swipes at spoiling Kaufman, but this is the first turn for The Film Board.

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Project Power

August 18, 2020
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This past weekend Netflix released “Project Power” for subscribers and aspects of it infer the makings of a major theatrical release. It stars Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon Levitt and is a story about pills being circulated in New Orleans and other cities giving people short periods of great powers. The Film Board gathers to spoil the project for you and give you a full disclosure of the documented effects of these drugs so you can decide for yourself if its something you want to ingest.

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2020-08-08 • Saturday Matinée

August 10, 2020
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Pixar’s got a new thing with ‘Luca’. ‘Mulan’ drops to D+ next month. Wait, didn’t they say they weren’t going to make more Star Wars films? Oh, right. Netflix does Walmart. Plus, the gang recasts ‘Clue’, trailers, and a list of movies about Christmas crime!

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2020-07-11 • Saturday Matinée

July 13, 2020
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Quibi attachment rates are out. Splash Mountain’s going to have the Song of the South elements removed, instead adding the Princess & the Frog! Will Smith’s Slavery Movie ‘Emancipation’ Sells to Apple for $120 Million. Tom Hanksibodies. ABC to reboot The Wonder Years, this time with a black family. We should probably talk about the Halloween Kills teaser.

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Hamilton

July 7, 2020
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We’ve all been seeking something to look forward to this summer and Disney+ provided a glimmer last week by releasing a film version of “Hamilton” captured live from Broadway in 2016. Entertainment is on the cusp of revolution and sets a stage for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical to further demonstrate the importance and power of deals with titans in the ongoing battles for content on their proprietary streaming services. Join The Film Board for this landmark release in the middle of our summer malaise.

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2020-06-20 • Saturday Matinée

June 22, 2020
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Edgar Wright to direct THE CHAIN. Oscars So Delayed…oh, and also they still haven’t figured out race. The boys do a healthy bit of chat about the latest movie activity at home while we continue to dream of theaters, plus a list of movies celebrating the everyman spy!

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Da 5 Bloods

June 16, 2020
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The Corona Virus is still a major threat in the world and even though some businesses are reopening, the film industry continues its holding pattern. Because of that, new releases in the “Theater at Home” paradigm are getting all different kinds of creative digital structures. This past weekend, Netflix released “Da 5 Bloods,” a Spike Lee Joint that quickly jumped to #3 in for selections on the service. Click into this episode as Spike helps us open up and process the wounds of both the past and the present.

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2020-05-23 • Saturday Matinée

May 25, 2020
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Twilight for Twilight Time. Hanks’ Greyhound is snatched by Apple TV+. The Snyder Cut is REAL! Cannes and Sundance are streaming virtually. Plus, Andy, Ray, and Tommy bring three weird trailers and a list of films celebrating awkward dinners!

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Guns Akimbo

April 7, 2020
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We were initially going to talk about “Guns Akimbo” in February, but it got soft pushed back right smack into the middle of the stay at home quarantine. It’s available now from a variety of outlets, so we’re going to spoil it for you on this show and you can decide if it’s worth your stream surfing time at home.

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The Hunt

March 17, 2020
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What a weird time to be alive, right? It seems appropriate for Blumhouse to release a political powderkeg in the middle of a national state of emergency quarantine that’s been wildly politicized across the spectrum. There’s no better time for us to talk about The Hunt!

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