Boogie Nights

“I’ve got a feeling beneath those jeans, there’s something wonderful just waiting to get out.”

Happy New Year! Goodbye 2015, hello 2016. And what better way to kick off the new year of shows than with Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 epic glimpse into the golden age of porn. With an epic New Year’s party that transitions the story from the halcyon days of porn in the 70s to its characters’ declines in the 80s, “Boogie Nights” is a great way to celebrate the previous year and welcome the new one. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we discuss Paul Thomas Anderson’s second film, “Boogie Nights.” We talk about the story and why it works so well for us, regardless of the industry it presents. We chat about Anderson and what he brings to the table, highlighting so many strengths that show why he is still such a tremendous force in the film business. We discuss the actors, from Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds to Julianne Moore and don Cheadle, touching on what brought them to this film and how well they work with Anderson in his story. And we cover the cinematography by Robert Elswit and editing by Dylan Tichenor. It’s really a magnificent film, even if it does make us feel a bit dirty by watching it. Check it out then tune in!

Film Sundries

Trailers of the Week

Andy’s Trailer: Desierto — “Stories of border crossers are pretty regular where I live. Taking this situation and creating a stalker horror movie out of it? That’s a smart way to tell a good story that also reflects modern times nicely. I’m definitely looking forward to this one.”

Pete’s Trailer: Deadpool — “With every subsequent trailer, I’m more excited about this movie. Weirdly, it appears to be the role Ryan Reynolds was born to play. With the exception of me, in my inevitable biopic.”