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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The PItch Perfect Trilogy • Retake

Retake: The Pitch Perfect Trilogy

October 9, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered all three of the Pitch Perfect films. So what did we think of them and what they brought to the table? How are the songs? What about the comedy? The characters? The direction? Why is there such a shift from the first to the last two? And did we really need to meet Amy’s Dad? Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Pitch Perfect Trilogy • Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3

October 6, 2022

We wrap up our aca-conversation about the Bellas. Now they’re performing with the USO tour as they sing their way across Europe. How does it play? Is it better than the second film or worse? And did we need the action antics brought with the inclusion of Fat Amy’s dad? We certainly have some thoughts. Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Paddington • Retake

Retake: The Paddington Films

August 28, 2022

Our Paddington series is over, in which we looked at both PADDINGTON and PADDINGTON 2. So what did we think of Paul King’s films and what they brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Paddington • Paddington 2

Paddington 2

August 25, 2022

We wrap up our Paddington series with a conversation about the absolutely delightful sequel to the first film, Paul King’s 2017 film ‘Paddington 2.’ Is Hugh Grant right in saying this may be his best film? What do the critics have to say? And how well does it work for us? Tune in!

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Retake: Ann Hui

January 23, 2022

Our series looking at four films from writer/director Ann Hui has come to an end. We’ve watched and discussed ‘A Simple Life,’ ‘Song of the Exile,’ ‘Our Time Will Come,’ and ‘Boat People.’ What did we think of the films? Are we connecting with Hui as a storyteller? Tune in for our Retake episode looking back at this series as a whole.

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Ann Hui • Our Time Will Come

Our Time Will Come

December 30, 2021

We’re continuing our series on Hong Kong New Wave director Ann Hui. In this episode, we discuss her 2017 war drama ‘Our Time Will Come.’ How historical is it? What do we think of the documentary framing device? And what do we think overall? Tune in to find out!

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The Endless

July 7, 2021

Tommy joins JJ and Steve in a discussion of The Endless, the story of two brothers that have escaped from a weird death cult. Is it a cult, or just a commune of people that like being off the grid? Is this a horror film or a sci-fi film? Can it be both?

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Please Stand By

June 23, 2021

When is a film that has scenes with Kirk and Spock not a Star Trek movie? Well . . . when it’s a film about a young woman writing an epic screenplay for a Star Trek contest.

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Outside In

June 10, 2021

Lynn Shelton returns to team Duplass, this time with Jay. How well do they do as co-writers? Why weren’t people talking about Edie Falco and her performance in this film more? We also love Kaitlyn Dever who clearly shows she’s incredibly talented. And how does Shelton do with a straightforward drama? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Papillon (2017)

April 28, 2021

When is a movie that features characters trying to break out of prison not a prison break movie? How can you watch a man earn his freedom and not feel elated? These are just a few of the questions that JJ and Steve dig into during their conversation about

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