The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Bong Joon-Ho • Memories of Murder • Member Bonus

Memories of Murder • Member Bonus

July 21, 2022

For our July 2022 member bonus episodes, the members voted a return to our Bong Joon Ho series with his 2003 film ‘Memories of Murder.’ Is it more than just director Bong’s ‘Zodiac’? How does he balance his humor with the crime story? What about the case it’s based on? We cover a lot so tune in and enjoy!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Coming of Age • Retake

Retake: Coming of Age Debuts

May 1, 2022

Our Coming of Age Debuts series is over. We’ve covered Salaam Bombay!, Slums of Beverly Hills, Ratcatcher, The Virgin Suicides, Thirteen, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and Booksmart. So what did we think of these films and what they brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Coming of Age Debuts • Thirteen (2003) D: Catherine Hardwicke


April 14, 2022

We continue moving through our Coming of Age Debuts series with 2003’s film ‘Thirteen’ by Catherine Hardwicke. It’s a tough look into life as a thirteen-year-old girl when you start hanging out with the wrong crowd. Check it out then tune in!

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July 1, 2021

We totally buy into the twists in the film, but why do so many other people have problems with them? In a cast of great actors, which do we have issues with (if any)? And what do we think of James Mangold as a director? Is there anything that stands out as Mangolden techniques we see here? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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April 30, 2021

Ray and Ocean are joined by Kyle Olsen of Marvel Movie Minute to discuss the red-headed stepchild of the Fox/Marvel movie-verse: Daredevil!

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December 3, 2020

Just how long have werewolves and vampires been fighting? How well does Kate Beckinsale work in this step into the lead role in an action franchise? Do the effects feel dated? How does Len Wiseman’s direction work for a first time feature filmmaker? Tune in to this episode to get answers to these questions and more.

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March 29, 2018

After the box office failure of his previous film, Park Chan-Wook worked hard with his next script to make something that would really draw people in. He cast two of South Korea’s biggest stars to play the leads and based it on a successful manga comic, weaving a dark mystery together that was very operatic. And it worked! His 2003 film Oldboy was a huge box office success and garnered incredible praise for everyone involved. It also helped establish Park as a filmmaker of note. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our series on Park Chan-Wook’s Vengeance Trilogy with his film Oldboy

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October 20, 2016

When Seabiscuit raced in the 30s, he drew more news than Roosevelt or Hitler. His match race against War Admiral was heard by 40 million people, statistically about as many Americans who tune in to watch the Superbowl every year. But he wasn’t just winning races – he was a hero for the little guy who lost everything in the Great Depression and was fighting for a second chance. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we wrap up our “This Is Real Life, Jack!” series with Gary Ross’ 2003 film Seabiscuit.

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Big Fish

September 21, 2012

The only thing better than a great story is a great storyteller, and Edward Bloom certainly fits the bill. Not a moment goes by in Tim Burton’s 2003 film “Big Fish” when young Edward, played by Ewan McGregor, isn’t living one of his fantastical stories or old Edward, played by Albert Finney, isn’t spinning one of his wild yarns, and that’s the hook that pulls us so readily into the film.

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