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Marvel Movie Minute • Hiatus • Captain America (1979)

Hiatus • Captain America (1979)

May 23, 2022

We’re back with another hiatus episode. Captain America: The First Avenger is still on its way, but in the interim, we decided to take another dip into historical Cap. We jump back to the TV movie ‘Captain America’ from 1979. It’s a doozy.

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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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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: John Heard • D: Joan Micklin Silver 1979

Chilly Scenes of Winter

February 17, 2022

We continue our journey through our John Heard series with his second-of-two films with Joan Micklin Silver, 1979’s ‘Chilly Scenes of Winter.’ It’s fair to say this worked really well for us. It’s worth seeking out so do so then tune in!

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Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel

January 7, 2021

How well do the filmmakers use the location, cinematography, and music to create a tone for this film? Does the film make sense once the secrets are revealed? How well does this film work as social commentary of life under the Soviet rule in the 70s? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Jerk

November 21, 2019

Does this work as well for people seeing it now for the first time? How do Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters do in it? Why’s it called The Jerk? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Brood

October 24, 2019

Is Cronenberg finally hitting his stride with this film? How much did Cronenberg’s life inform this art? And what’s up with those rage babies? Tune in to this week’s show to hear answers to these questions and more.

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Fast Company

October 17, 2019

Why did Cronenberg make a film so different from his other films? Does it work as a Cronenberg film? Does it even work as a genre picture? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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Rocky II

January 31, 2019

Sylvester Stallone’s directorial debut, Paradise Alley, was a flop and the studio didn’t want to give him another shot when he said he wanted to direct Rocky II. Luckily, Rocky was such a success and the producers knew he was largely the man behind it, so they gave him another chance.

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All That Jazz — Nic Sadler

April 10, 2018

The Next Reel’s Speakeasy is an ongoing series of ours in which we invite an industry guest to join us and bring along one of their favorite movies to talk about. In this month’s episode, cinematographer and inventor Nic Sadler joins us to talk about one of his favorite films, Bob Fosse’s 1979 film All That Jazz.

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

August 3, 2017

It wasn’t until syndication that Paramount realized that it had a property they could continue milking in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek TV series. Even then, however, they struggled to get a film adaptation made. So is it a worthy start to the film franchise? Join us as we kick off our biggest series to date – The Star Trek series – with 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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