The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Star Wars • Retake

Retake: The Original Star Wars Trilogy • Member Bonus

August 14, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered the despecialized editions of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. So what did we think of the original Star Wars trilogy and what George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, and Richard Marquand brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Star Wars • Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars

July 28, 2022

We kick off our 12th season with a big one, starting our conversations about the original Star Wars trilogy. In this episode, we’re looking at where it all started – George Lucas’ 1977 film ‘Star Wars.’

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Retake: John Heard

Retake: John Heard

March 13, 2022

We covered five films in our John Heard series, the first of which was also a part of our previous Journalists series. We included every film John Heard performed in that was directed by a woman. What did we think of the five films? Tune in to find out!

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Retake: Journalists

February 13, 2022

It was a short series and didn’t really have films that dealt with journalism so much as have characters who are journalists, but it was still an interesting series. We talked about Boat People, Merrily We Go to Hell, The Weight of Water, and Between the Lines. So what did we think of the series overall? Tune in to find out!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Journalists / John Heard • Between the Lines (1977)

Between the Lines

February 10, 2022

We wrap up our Journalist series and kick off our John Heard series with Joan Micklin Silver’s 1977 story about the lives of people working at an alternative newspaper as it’s bought by a corporate entity – ‘Between the Lines.’ Great film. Check it out and tune in!

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October 22, 2020

In the realm of rip-offs, how does this one hold up? Can an animal attack movie succeed without a strong story or protagonist? Does anyone buy that John Huston and Shelley Winters are brother and sister? Tune in to the show this week to get answers to these questions and more!

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October 10, 2019

How was adult film star Marilyn Chambers as the film’s lead? How effective are the body horror elements? Has Cronenberg improved since his last film? Tune in to get answers to these questions and more.

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2018-11-24 • Saturday Matinée

November 26, 2018

We’re taking a week off from our regularly scheduled Saturday Matinée to bring you a VERY SPECIAL EPISODE! Steve and Andy went all-in on the films Susperia and they’re pulling apart each others’ opinions on the dance floor this week. To ALL our friends an

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

February 7, 2014

In 1977, Devil’s Tower went from being known as the first National Monument (for those who had actually heard of it) to the iconographic image marking the rendezvous point where the aliens want to meet the humans in Steven Spielberg’s third theatrical film, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” The release and success of the movie saw visits to the monument skyrocket, which shows the power in Spielberg’s film. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we jump back into our Original SciFi series with this fantastic entry into the genre.

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