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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 • The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back

August 4, 2022

We continue our look at the despecialized editions of the original Star Wars trilogy. In today’s episode, we’re talking about Irvin Kershner’s 1980 film ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ It’s hard to find issues with the film but there’s still plenty to discuss. Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Great Car Chases • Member Bonus • The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers • Member Bonus

May 31, 2022

We’re returning to our Great Car Chases series to look at John Landis’ 1980 comedy ‘The Blues Brothers.’ It’s our monthly member bonus episode. Thanks for your support! Enjoy the conversation.

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9 to 5

January 23, 2020

Does this film feel dated or does it hold up today as much as it did 40 years ago? How well does Dolly Parton do in her first acting performance? Are Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Parton an example of a perfect on-screen trio? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Caddyshack

December 4, 2015

With a background at Second City and National Lampoon, comedy was right up Harold Ramis’ alley, and while he had early opportunities to write and perform comedy, it wasn’t until the third feature film on which he was involved that gave him the opportunity to direct. Luckily for him, that movie was “Caddyshack” and the rest, as they say, is history. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we begin our Harold Ramis series with his directorial debut from 1980 – “Caddyshack.”

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The Shining

September 12, 2014

Stephen King may not have been a fan of what Stanley Kubrick did when he turned King’s third novel, “The Shining,” into one of his films, but audiences didn’t seem to mind. King purists still have problems with some of Kubrick’s decisions, but the film has withstood the test of time and still stands up as one of the great horror movies out there. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we begin our Stephen King series with Kubrick’s “The Shining.”

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