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Independence Day

July 4, 2021

After 25 years, how well does Independence Day hold up? How much do we love the epic cast headed up by Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman? Do the effects work after all this time? And how about that sequel? Tune in to our July hiatus episode celebrating American Independence Day – the 4th of July – to hear answers to these questions and more.

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Naked Lunch

June 30, 2021

We love David Cronenberg, but can we fully figure out what’s happening in this film? How great is Peter Weller as the William S. Burroughs counterpart? What do we think of the fantastic effects? It’s a mindbender of a film that we’re talking about on the show as a new entry into our David Cronenberg series, but it’s for members only so make sure you sign up to get your membership so you can gain access!

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The Green Mile

May 6, 2021

How does Frank Darabont’s second Stephen King feature hold up to his first? How great are all the performances across the board here, but notably Michael Clarke Duncan? And how problematic is the film with its magical negro element? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Shawshank Redemption

April 29, 2021

Tom & Tony Bancroft from The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast join us to kick off our Stephen King à la Darabont series! Why has this film stood the test of time as well as it has? How much did Darabont change from the original source material? And how awkward is it to picture any of the other actors considered for the role after seeing the brilliance of Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman? It’s one of our favorites, so tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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I Shot Andy Warhol

April 8, 2021

How strong is Lili Taylor as Valerie Solanas and why didn’t her film career take off more after this film? How much do you need to know about Andy Warhol, Candy Darling, Solanas, and everyone else from The Factory before watching this film? And do unlikeable protagonists still allow for great and rewatchable films? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Thelma & Louise • Member Bonus

March 31, 2021

Does Scott’s film work as a feminist statement or does the ending turn it anti-feminist? How great are Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in their parts? And how did they ever get cast after Michelle Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster had originally been in the roles? This is a special member bonus episode, so make sure you’re a member of the show, then tune in and enjoy it!

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Escape from L.A.

January 8, 2021

The rules are really beginning to annoy us. We stand with Snake. Anyone want to join us for a trip to the island of Los Angeles for a game of “Bangkok Rules”? Welcome to episode one of Silver Linings from The Next Reel family of Film Podcasts.

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The Russia House • Member Bonus

November 20, 2020

How do Michelle Pfeiffer and the late Sean Connery do in this film? Is the Le Carré spy stuff too complicated? Who do those Russian locations look so… real? Tune in to this show and get answers to these questions and more!

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Lake Placid

November 12, 2020

What works better, Stan Winston’s creature effects or the actors performing David E. Kelley’s lines? How does Steve Miner handle the creature feature genre? And how great is Betty White in seriously everything? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Anaconda

November 5, 2020

Why does over-the-top John Voight work so well here? Do anacondas really get to be this big? Does it work as a B-creature feature? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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