What's the Moral of the Story?

Session #66 – The Moral of the Story

In this session, Tom struggles with Hollywood films lacking moral fiber. Do movies still teach morals? Or we just stuffing our faces with popcorn while stuff explodes on screen? SHOW NOTES:Movies with Important Life Lessons for Us to LearnIMDB’s List of Movies with Life Lessons

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We Have Bad Taste

Session #50 – We Have Bad Taste

Sometimes you just can’t help but like a show or movie that everyone else thinks are completely unfit for human consumption. In this week’s session we discuss the things we loved that others hated. Spoiler alert! – We discuss key plot points to movies and TV shows, most listed below, but may have missed a few. SHOW NOTES: (Click title to view IMDB page)Lady in the WaterDinotopiaCovington CrossJoan of ArcadiaRobin Hood (BBC Version)FireflyGodzilla (1984)Space Above & BeyondThe DollhousePlanet of the Apes

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Tom Hates the Last Jedi

Session #49 – Tom Hates “The Last Jedi”

Did you ever see a movie in the theater and really enjoy it, but then, months later watch it again and think “what was I thinking!?” In this week’s Session, we discuss Tom having this same revelation in regards to “The Last Jedi.”  SHOW NOTES: None this episode

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When Shorts Become Features

Session #36 – When Shorts Become Features

Can making a short film help you get your feature film get made? We discuss some case studies of films that have done just that in this week’s session. SHOW NOTES:“Whiplash: From Short to Feature” https://vimeo.com/183575305Deadpool/Celine Dion “Ashes” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX11yw6YL1w“Dirty Laundry” (“Punisher” short film” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWpK0wsnitc“Alive in Joburg” (basis of “District 9”) https://youtu.be/le3y0QlLjJENapoleon Dynamite short film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SeTfcj3UKIMore: Raindance 7 Shorts that Became Features https://www.raindance.org/7-short-films-turned-feature-films

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Ready Player One

Session #32 – Ready Player One

SPOILER ALERT! – In this week’s session, we take a writer’s perspective on the new Spielberg film “Ready Player One” and discuss the nostalgia-heavy story and how it differs from the source material. SHOW NOTES: None for this episode Art Credit: Chris Orsi corsidesigns.com

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Session #26 – Sci-Fi in the Mainstream

In this week’s session, we talk about how Science Fiction has gone mainstream, with films like “The Shape of Water” and “Get Out” winning Oscars, and with Marvel and Star Wars dominating box offices worldwide, sci-fi isn’t just for nerds any longer. SHOW NOTES:All Time Wordwide Box Office Gross: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/15 Sci-Fi Movies You Didn’t Know Won Oscars: https://screenrant.com/sci-fi-movies-oscar-winners-surprising/

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Black Panther

Session #25 – Writers’ Take On Black Panther

In this week’s session, we discuss the latest Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther,” from a writer’s perspective, and discuss characters, gender roles, world building and more. ****!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!**** We discuss many plot details of “Black Panther” in this week’s session. If you haven’t seen it yet, and you don’t want anything spoiled, save this session for after you’ve seen the film. SHOW NOTES: None.

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