How well does this movie hold up on its 20th anniversary? How is the wuxia wirework captured so beautifully here still rippling through films made today? Should any of the actors here have been nominated for Oscars? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Ray’s Reel Review digs into early in-theater experiences for our roving reporter. Jack Reacher is finally getting cast appropriately and coming to TV. Who asked for the Robocop prequel, though? The pandemic movies are coming — Liman to helm pandemic-based heist movie. McG has a harder cut of Terminator Salvation if anyone is interested. New Alien film confirmed by Ridley Scott… if it makes you happy, Ridley. Plus, a discussion on the Academy’s new rules on diversity and inclusion in the best picture category.

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Can a comedic film set during the Holocaust work? Does Benigni pull off the hat trick everyone thought he did back in 1998? Why is it hard to make a film that’s a fable? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Does a simple yet adorable story full of love and passion like this deserve a Best Picture nomination? Why is the story of getting this film made so heartbreaking? And how does the Miramax marketing machine fit into this film’s success? Get answers to these questions and more by tuning into this week’s show!

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Is this film built for regular filmgoers or specifically Ingmar Bergman fans? Is the color red brilliantly used or overused? How good are the performances in the film? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Does Costa-Gavras’ film feel as relevant today as it did in 1969? How does the structure of the storytelling work in detailing the elements of this political thriller? Should it have won Best Picture in addition to Best Foreign Language Film? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Pete watches TV. Steve takes umbrage. “Jason and Friends” recalls the halcyon days of murder and cartoons. Physical media is still dying… but it’s not dead yet. Steven’s director’s chair. AMC is back with the cheap seats … for a day. Plus three solid trailers (!), Flickchart re-ranking, and a list of protagonist turncoats!

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What is the grand illusion in The Grand Illusion? How does Jean Renoir’s realism work for this World War I film? Why is director/actor Erich von Stroheim so memorable as the director of the POW camp? And why is Dita Parlo so high in the credits? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Coming back just a few short years later, Ice Cube sets his third film in the Friday franchise at Christmastime. It’s a fun shift in the franchise, which also shifts locations yet again to a low-end strip mall where Craig and his cousin Day-Day work as security guards. Cube is yet again tackling the script by himself and bringing on a first-time filmmaker to bring the film to life, this time through music video director Marcus Raboy. Join us as we wrap up our Friday franchise series with Raboy’s 2002 film Friday After Next.

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What happened to Will Smith? Universal, AMC Agree to 17 day theatrical window. Dave Franco set to star as Vanilla Ice in new biopic. Quibi is going to win an Emmy! Plus a list of movies celebrating non-numbered sequels and our ever-persistent IMDB Game: FRIDAY EDITION!

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