2010

Repo Men (2010)

April 16, 2021

A dystopian future movie starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker got WHAT score on Rotten Tomatoes? Ocean and Ray are ready to rush to the defense in this look at 2010’s Repo Men.

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The Wolfman

April 2, 2021

Can classic monsters be resurrected? Is this movie more spectacle than substance? Are horror remakes always doomed to fail? Tune in to this episode of Silver Linings as Ray and Ocean attempt to answer these questions looking at 2010’s ‘The Wolfman’!

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Dinner for Schmucks

June 8, 2020

With such a strong curriculum vitae in comedy films, having Jay Roach direct a remake of Francis Veber’s Le Dîner de Cons looks great on paper. But when it comes time to write, direct, and release the movie, does it hold up as well?

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Robin Hood (2010)

September 26, 2019

Do Scott and Crowe manage to pull off the definitive Robin Hood? Was it misleading to not announce this as an origin story in the title? Where does it stand as far as tropes for the myth? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

June 29, 2017

After making Shaun of the Dead, Edgar Wright signed on to direct the adaptation of “Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life.” Due to project delays, it would be another six years before his film would hit the screen. Like any good cult film does, it has since found its legions of fans and supporters, proving that Wright and co. know how to put together a top-notch film even if it loses money at the box office.

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Post Mortem

May 4, 2017

Pablo Larraín became fascinated by the little people who got wrapped up in big moments in history, by that history as told through those characters’ eyes. Thus, Post Mortem was born.

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Meek’s Cutoff

April 13, 2017

For her follow-up to Wendy and Lucy, Kelly Reichardt chose to make Meek’s Cutoff, a film about a historical journey and the people who suffered through it. But is her minimal filmmaking style effective for a historical drama?

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The Book of Eli

March 30, 2017

Right from the start, it was clear that Albert and Allen Hughes knew how to put films together. Whether paying homage to filmmakers they admire or playing with their own showy techniques, they know how to play with the visual tools they have available. In their post-apocalyptic film The Book of Eli, they make a very compelling film that’s exciting and entertaining while still maintaining the visceral edge they love to employ. But sadly, it’s the last film they worked on together, having since parted ways as filmmakers. Will they reunite down the road? Who knows. Will they increase their output now that they’re working solo? Not so far. Time will tell, but for now, this stands as the final Hughes Brothers film. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we close the chapter on our Hughes Brothers series with their 2010 film The Book of Eli.

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Never Let Me Go — Alana Morshead

July 5, 2016

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, costume designer Alana Morshead joins us to talk about one of her favorite films, Mark Romanek’s 2010 film “Never Let Me Go” based on the book by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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Who Are You?

April 26, 2016

This month we get to meet Truman, Teddy, and Rhoda, three people who, to put it simply, have issues they need to deal with. You may think you know yourself and what you are or aren’t capable of, but you’re probably wrong.

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