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55 minutes | May 11, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Back to the Movies returns to kick off the summer blockbuster season with a review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Starlord, Gamora, Rocket and the rest of the gang are all back to deliver the sequel we never dreamed we'd see before the release of the first film. It's bigger, features even more transgressive humor and co-stars none other than Snake Plisken himself, Kurt Russel. The sequel is almost too popular to fail, but does it stack up to the surprise of the first film?To answer the question, I'm joined by recurring guest host Laron Chapman to review Guardians of the Galaxy and discuss our current feelings on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the state of superhero films. With so many great options, has the genre started to outstay its welcome?Laron and I also discuss our most recent adventures in TV. 13 Reasons Why, American Gods and the final season of The Leftovers.Time Stamps:50 - Introductions1:57 - You People Status Update / Mono Anthology6:48 - What We've Been Watching - 13 Reasons Why, American Gods, The Leftovers17:51 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review48:39 - Spoilers--KEEP IN TOUCH WITH LARON CHAPMANIndieGoGo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/you-people–3#/Facebook: www.facebook.com/YouPeopleMovieTwitter: @youpeoplefilmInstagram: @you_people_film
61 minutes | Mar 15, 2017
In our final episode of Back to the Movies before the impending hiatus, your hosts Caleb and Alex are rejoined by Dalton Stuart to visit the mutant future of 2029 in our review of Logan. After today's talk, Back to the Movies will be taking a break and you can learn more about future programming by keeping your eyes peeled to GoodTrash Media's Facebook and Twitter pages. Logan marks Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart's final iconic turns in the roles of Wolverine and Professor Charles Xavier. With more than nine films and under his belt, Hugh Jackman had his heart set on making a great send off. Does he succeed in delivering a compelling finish before finally hanging up his claws? Tune in to hear our full spoiler filled thoughts!
34 minutes | Mar 8, 2017
Nazis on the Big Screen
In this week's Back to the Movies, we talk about what cinema and other media has to say about Nazis. Whether it's film, TV or video games, Nazis have long held the position of the pinnacle of evil. In this special episode Alex and Caleb talk about films that quence their urge to punch Nazis in the face. We will return next week with our review of Logan. Enjoy!
83 minutes | Mar 1, 2017
In this week's Back to the Movies, we're taking a trip to suburban america to learn the about the horrors of being black in America. In this week's episode, Alex is taking another week off which leaves Caleb to his own devices in his talk with recurring guest host Laron Chapman. Laron Chapman is the writer/director of an upcoming film, You People. Get Out is writer/director Jordan Peele of Key and Peele's directorial debut about a black man who goes home to meet his white girlfriend's family. Upon investigating, we learn that her family is far more than meets the eye. Is what lies beneath scarier than what we see in an average horror movie?Tune in to learn more!
60 minutes | Feb 22, 2017
A Cure For Wellness
In this week's Back to the Movies, we're taking a trip to the swiss alps to find the cure to all of the 2016-2017 misery in our review of Gore Verbinski's latest film, A Cure For Wellness.Unfortunately the mad scientists of the alps have co-host Alexandra Bohannon in bedrest meaning Caleb is joined by a special guest host. This week the show is joined by OKC actress and producer Cait Brasel!A Cure for Wellness stars Dane DeHaan and as a young executive name Lockhart who is tasked to retrieve his company's CEO from a "Wellness Center" in the Swiss Alps. Once he arrives, he discovers that his task is not going to be as easy as he expected. This film marks the Pirates of the Caribbean director, Gore Verbinski's first horror film since 2002's The Ring.Does the film provide a cure for horror movie boredom? Tune in to hear our full review.Keep in touch with Cait BraselLike Cait on FacebookFollow Cait on TwitterCheck out Cait's IMDB Profile
10 minutes | Feb 16, 2017
The Fate of the Furious Flavored Weekend Treat
Check out our bite sized talk with guest host Laron Chapman on Mad Max: Fury Road and The Fate of the Furious!
77 minutes | Feb 8, 2017
The Lego Batman Movie / John Wick Chapter 2
This week's Back to the Movies brings us back to another double feature review leading into the big weekend before the Valentine's Day holiday. The day of romance almost always offers a couple of different choices and this year we're being treated to The Lego Batman Movie and John Wick Chapter 2. Caleb and Alex have high spirited conversations on both films, starting with The Lego Batman Movie. The Lego Movie spinoff put Will Arnett's Batman front in center in his mission to defend Gotham from the clutches of the Joker. Like it's predecessor, the film is filled with easter eggs and cameos from beginning to end. Does it deliver the same kinetic fun as the original? Listen to learn more.In the second part of our review Caleb and Alex talk about the sequel to the highly acclaimed action film, John Wick. John Wick Chapter 2 drops the more straightforward premise in favor of world building and a chance to flesh out the mythology. Does is result in a better sequel? Tune in to find out.The Lego Batman Movie / John Wick Chapter 2 Time Stamps2:00 - Introductions3:50 - Lego Batman Review21:22 - Lego Batman Spoilers42:22- John Wick Chapter 2 Review1:05:00 - John Wick Chapter 2 Spoilers
83 minutes | Feb 1, 2017
Lion / Split Review - The Split Decision
In this week's Back to the Movies, we're taking on the double feature you'd absolutely never consider if it wasn't January in our head to head reviews of the 2017 Best Picture nominee Lion followed by our spoiler filled talk on M. Night Shyamalan's recent box office hit, Split. We start the show off by tackling the critically acclaimed Australian drama, Lion. The film stars Dev Patel as Saroo Breirley, a man who was seperated from his family in India as a boy and was eventually adopted by Australian parents. 25 years after being separated, Saroo sets out to find his hometown in hopes that he can reunite with his mother and brother. The film spends a great deal of time reflecting on Saroo's struggle to find synthesis between his heritage and more privileged upbringing in a well to do Australian family. With so much at stake, it's hard to believe the whole film revolves around a guy surfing through google maps. It's a nominated film, but the question remains--can the film deliver a compelling character piece?In the second half of today's show, we take a look at the number one movie at the U.S. box office, Split. Ever since his critical and box office flops The Happening and Avatar: The Last Airbender, Shyamalan has struggled to get out of career jail. After the warmer reception to last year's The Visit and the success of Split, it looks like he just might have the momentum he needs to return to acclaim. Does he pull it off? Our review is very spoiler heavy and we highly recommend seeing the movie before listening to the second half of today's show. Lion / Split Timestamps4:50 - Lion Review20:17 - Lion Spoilers45:12 - Split Review51:21 - Split Spoilers1:21:45 - Tease for next week
100 minutes | Jan 25, 2017
The month of prestige films continues on Back to the Movies as we take a look at the Golden Globe winner and eight time 2017 academy award nominated film, Moonlight. The film has received almost universal acclaim and gained pretty notable attention from the academy. It tells the coming of age story of a gay black man growing up in Miami. It plays as an incredibly personal, yet universal tale from writer/director Barry Jenkins. This week Caleb and Alex are joined again by guest host Laron Chapman to review the film and talk about its importance in this year's Oscar race. Laron talks more about his upcoming film You People and how its may relate to Moonlight.Before taking he plunge into Moonlight's reflective story, Caleb and Alex discuss this week's announcements of the 2017 Oscar nominations. With La La Land being a favorite from other this year, do your hosts really think it deserves the gold? We discuss our reactions to the biggest surprises, nominations and upsets.Moonlight Time Stamps1:50 - Oscar Predictions 32:36 - Moonlight Review1:08:49 - Does Moonlight win best picture?1:19:34 - Spoilers discussion
77 minutes | Jan 19, 2017
Top 10 Movies of 2016 - Part 3
Back to the Movies continues the GoodTrash Top 10 2016 film countdown in the final part of the three part series., Caleb and Alexandra are joined by Dalton Stuart and Dustin Sells to make our last 3 picks for the best films of 2016.Don't miss part 1 and part 2 of our countdown where we each covered our numbers 4 through 10 of the year. Back to the Movies returns to normal programming next week for an in depth discussion of Moonlight. Don't miss it!Honorable Mentions – Part 3Biggest Surprise of 2016Straight up worst film of 2016
67 minutes | Jan 18, 2017
Top 10 Movies of 2016 - Part 2
Back to the Movies continues the GoodTrash Top 10 2016 film countdown in part two of the three part series., Caleb and Alexandra are joined by Dalton Stuart and Dustin Sells to make our final picks for the best films of 2016.Don't miss part 1 of our countdown where we covered our number 10,9 and 8 picks of the year. Our Top 10 2016 films continues tomorrow when we move on to our top 3 picks of 2016. Stay tuned!Honorable Mentions - Part 2Biggest waste of a Brand or NostalgiaStrangest film of 2016TOP 10 2016 FILMS BY HOSTAlex10. 10 Cloverfield Lane9. Hell or High Water8. Green Room7. Shin Godzilla6. The Neon Demon5. Arrival4. JackieDalton10. Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping9. The Edge of Seventeen8. The Lobster7. Sing Street6. Loving5. Hell or High Water4. OJ: Made In America Dustin10. The Neon Demon9. Dheepan8. American Honey7. The Whaling6. Elle5. Homosapiens4. Cemetery of SplendorCaleb10. The Edge of Seventeen9. The Nice Guys8. Sing Street7. The Handmaiden6. Manchester by the Sea5. Kubo and the Two Strings4. Hell or High Water
95 minutes | Jan 17, 2017
Top 10 Movies of 2016 - Part 1
Before Back to the Movies kicks off the 2017 new releases, Caleb and Alexandra are joined by Dalton Stuart and Dustin Sells to look back at our top 10 2016 films. We all have a lot to say about all of the movies we loved, hated or were puzzled by so today's episode will be the first in a trilogy of Back to the Movies podcasts.e open the discussion by remember several of the lives we lost in the entertainment industry. Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds--the list goes on and on. It was a heavy year, but with so many passing, we take a moment to discuss their impace.In part one of our Top 10 2016 films countdown, we will look at our choices for our numbers 10, 9, and 8 movies. To sprinkle in some of our honorable mentions, we take a look at some of the year's more dubious honors throughout the show. Our Top 10 2016 films continues tomorrow when we move on to our 7, 6, 5, and 4 picks. Stay tuned!Honorable Mentions - Part 1The film that made us laugh the hardestThe best film everyone forgot game out in 2016Favorite 2016 Action SceneThe most successful movie you hated2016 Guilty PleasureThe biggest disappointment of 2016Favorite movie nobody saw
75 minutes | Jan 4, 2017
Manchester By the Sea
Welcome to the first Back to the Movies of 2017, listeners! In anticipation for the upcoming Oscar season, we're spending the month of January looking back at some of last year's biggest prestige films that are well on their way to the big nominations. We're kicking things off with a look at Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed Manchester By the Sea starring Casey Affleck.Before taking a look at the movie, Alex and Caleb kick off a new segment of the show by making a couple of movie New Year's Resolutions for the year. Nothing says a clean slate like a new challenge and accountability from co-hosts and listeners.In our what we've been watching section of the show, Alex talks about her recent sick-day-in marathon of Stranger Things and Caleb describes his recent IMAX Dome Rogue One experience which included a sneak peak of Christopher Nolan's upcoming film, Dunkirk.Manchester by the Sea is a low-key character drama set in the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea that follows a janitor named Lee Chandler(Casy Affleck) who must return to his home town after the passing of his older brother to sort out his affairs and figure out what to do with his nephew Patrick(Lucas Hedges). The film also stars Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. The story at hand is one of loss, grief and hometown history. Affleck has already being included in the conversation for an Oscar nod in the Lead Actor category, but doe his performance really deliver? Tune in for more. Make sure to tune in to next week's show where Alex and Caleb are joined by a couple of other members of the GoodTrash crew to do our 2016 Year-End review which includes our top 10 movies countdown. Manchester By the Sea Timestamps0:40 - Intro1:40 - Looking forward to 2017 Movies5:46 - New Year's Resolutions17:20 - What We've Been Watching30:52 - Manchester By the Sea Review54:27 - *Spoilers Discussion*
58 minutes | Dec 28, 2016
To wrap our 2016's run of Back to the Movies, your hosts Caleb and Alex have set sail to the Pacific to review Disney Animation's recent smash hit, Moana. It wouldn't be a proper beach vacation without a friend, which means we're bringing along first time Back to the Movies guest, Matt Lane. Matt brings his wrestling expertise from The B Show to Disney's latest film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson along with Auli'i Cravalho in her first screen appearance. Moana follows the titular Princess as she follows the ocean and leaves her island in order to free the demi-god Maui and bring prosperity back to her home island. Before diving into our review of the film, we discuss our history with Disney animated films and Disney Princess films. We talk about a few of our favorites along with their very best musical numbers. Disney's animation studio has been on a roll with critical and box office hits like Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen, but we have to ask; does Moana continue the trend?Our conversation gets deep when we talk about the film's legitimacy as a feminist film in comparison to other recent animated films. Keep your eyes peeled to our Facebook, Twitter and iTunes pages for our upcoming 2016 year-end review show.
98 minutes | Dec 21, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
It's that time of the year when Back to the Movies travels to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away for our review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This week Alexandra and I are joined by the founder of the Graphomania Podcast Network and co-host of Hamilton: The Podcast, Vinton Bayne.The podcast review skips over our normal What We've Been Watching segment in order to get right to the Star Wars talk we've all been waiting for. In our spoiler free review, we kick things off by reflecting on our thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens a year later. We discuss our initial reactions to Rogue One including the big changes that come along with being the first Star Wars spin-off film. Between the movie's controversial special effects, it's notable dogfights and talented cast, we talk about whether or not this film lives up to the franchise legacy. Does the Gareth Edwards directed Rogue One succeed in establishing new characters and bringing a fresh spin to the universe? We discuss the gory details, midi-chlorians and all--actually, drop that last part.In our spoiler section we go in depth and discuss every detail of the film you would ever want to hear about as we do a sequence by sequence breakdown and dive even further into the extended Star Wars lore and our feelings on the film's ending.Every Star Wars talk is special and we're glad you're joining us on this week's show. Share your thoughts on the GoodTrash Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below.Rogue One: A Star War Story Time Stamps0:36 - Intros6:30 - Spoiler Free Review1:03 - Recommendations1:08 - Rogue One *Spoilers*Stay in touch with Guest Host Vinton BayneCheck out his website Graphocast.comFollow him on Twitter @FleshEaterFollow his movie watching on Letterboxd @Vinton
65 minutes | Dec 14, 2016
In the latest episode of Back to the Movies, Caleb and Alex are taking into American history on this week's review of the film Jackie starring Natalie Portman.Before we jump into our review and analysis this historical biopic, we take a look at the recent Golden Globe nominations. It's an especially strange year when Deadpool and La La Land are both competing for the same prizes. We're joined by recurring guest Zachary Burns from Planet Thunder to break down the nominees in the categories of Best Actor/Actress in a Drama/Musical, Best Animated Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Director.The table is divided in our review of Jackie. Alex makes a case for the film as one of the most powerful of the year while Caleb finds the film to be a little less thrilling. Zachary also chimes in with a few of his other observations about the techniques used in the film to convey Jackie's memories throughout the film. This review is packed with a number of nuanced critiques and analysis from everyone involved. Before moving into the show recommendations, the table discusses the film's relevance and importance in 2016.This review is a very spirited discussion to kick off what will undoubtably be a couple of months long award season discussion.
91 minutes | Dec 7, 2016
La La Land
In this week's Back to the Movies Caleb and Alexandra take a through the big screen to the not always whimsical world of Los Angeles to review the Damien Chazelle's latest film, La La Land. The film reunites one of the iconic Hollywood power-couples twenty-first century Hollywood, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.This week we're joined by special guest host, the writer/director of the upcoming film You People, Laron Chapman. Laron tells us more about film that stars a young black protagonist who plays into more traditional white stereotypes. The film is also being joined by our very own Alexandra Bohannon who will be working on the film as an Associate Producer. Before diving discussing La La Land, your hosts discuss a few of the films they've been watching. Laron talks about his experience with Disney's Moana and Robert Zemeckis's latest film Allied starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Alex talks about her experience of watching Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home for the first time before immediately re-watching Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Caleb talks about his recent viewing of on of 2016's critical sleeper hit Moonlight, a truly unique coming of age story about a black youth from Miami. He also talks about his experience hunting down the uncut version of The Muppet Christmas Carol for the next episode of the GoodTrash Genrecast.In our review of La La Land, we discuss the spectacular performances and Damien Chazelle's uncompromising vision delivers one of our favorite movies of the year. The question in this review isn do we like it, but rather how much do you we love it? To hear you'll want to tune in for our full review!
81 minutes | Nov 22, 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
In this week's Back to the Movies, we mount our broomsticks for our first review in J.K. Rowling's World of Wizardry. This week we're reviewing the curious Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. To kick things off, Alexandra and I talk about our experiences with the Harry Potter book series after discussing what we've been watching. Alex talks about the new Netflix original series The Crown starring Matt Smith and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill. She also talks about the films she's looking forward to catching over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Edge of Seventeen and Moonlight. I talk a little bit about HBO's hit show Westworld and the buzz around the most recent episode. We start our review by talking about the somewhat anti-climactic release before giving our initial thoughts on the film. It's been just over five years since The Deathly Hallows Part 2 concluded the original series and almost 10 years since the books concluded. Is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them something fans wanted? In our spoiler section, we discuss our theories on the future of the spin-off franchise. The discussion is magical! We hope you'll join by giving us your thoughts in the comments below.
82 minutes | Nov 16, 2016
In this week's Back to the Movies, your hosts Caleb and Alexandra sit down to talk with the children of Cthulhu in this week's review of Denis Villeneuve's Arrival. The low key sci-fi film is based on the Nebula award winning short story, The Best Day of My Life by Ted Chiang. It has been a hit with critics and audiences, but does it live up to the hype?In our discussion of Arrival, we are joined by Electric Nostalgia writer/director Jacob Burns and producer Zachary Burns to discuss the film's strengths as a genre film. Before delving into the movie, we all talk about what we've been watching. Jacob and Zach burns talk about the films of the Austin Film Festival including the upcoming La La Land and Found Footage 3D. Alexandra gets all of us talking about the recent Fathom release of Shin Godzilla. I talk a bit about my thoughts on Birth of a Nation before we close out the segment by discussing our epic one one movie Harry Potter marathon in preparation for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.Our review talks about the very relevant themes of communication and the power of empathy. We take a moment to discuss how the themes relate to the 2016 U.S. election before reflecting on the power of film to inspire. This is an especially touchy talk, but we hope you'll all stick around and join the conversation in the comments below or on social media.
90 minutes | Nov 10, 2016
In this week's Back to the Movies, the the GoodTrashers Caleb Masters and Alexandra Bohannon return with a couple of special guests to review Marvel's latest film Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, B.D. Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. Doctor Strange follows a neurosurgeon named Stephen Strange who goes soul searching after a tragic car accident only to discover the "mystic arts."This week we're joined by returning special guests Kenneth "Dr. Comics" Kimbrough and the star of Electric Nostalgia and Heroes of the Realm, Stephen Goodman.Before talking about Doctor Strange, we discuss our most recent watches during our break. Alexandra and Stephen both talk about their Austin Film Festival experiences including the screenings of the upcoming La La Land and Jackie. Stephen talks about a couple of upcoming projects and Alex also mentions her recent criterion purchase of the 1942 classic Cat People. Kenneth talks a little bit about the sitcoms, I Love Lucy and 30 Rock, he has been teaching in class. I talk about Guilermo Del Toro's Trilogia de Guillermo del Toro criterion release and the latest season of the BBC gone Netflix sci-fi series, Black Mirror. In our review, we give our intial reactions of the film before breaking down some of the film's orientalsitic ideas and the issue of white washing. Does the mindbending spectacle shine through the controversy surrounding Marvel's 14 film?Tune in!
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