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Half Price at the Drive-In
23 minutes | May 26, 2021
Oscar Snubs: Selma and The Rider
Our Oscar Snub category continues and how can we talk Oscar snubs without mentioning the biggest snubs of all women and people of colour. Join us this week with hosts Juan and Shannon as they go deep into the Academy's lack of recognition for women and people of colour! Our First Snub is for Selma in literally every category but especially for snubbing Director Ava DuVernay (13th, A Wrinkle in Time, and When They See Us). Our Second Snub of the evening is for The Rider Directed by Chloé Zhao (Songs my Brother Taught Me, Nomadland, and The Eternals). Come listen as we judge the academy and rave about these amazingly talented womenINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/halfpriceatthedrivein/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/halfpricedriveJoin us every other week as we watch more movies!
28 minutes | May 12, 2021
Oscar Snubs: There Will Be Bull
This week hosts Juan and Shannon talk about where the Academy got it WRONG! That is right we are talking Oscar Snubs for the next 2 episodes, so sit back and enjoy as we bring justice to those forgotten films and performances. First snub Paul Dano for Best Supporting Actor in There Will Be Blood directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Phantom Thread). Followed by the king of the snubbed Martin Scorsese for Best Picture & Director for Raging Bull (Goodfellas, The Departed, and The Aviator). Join us as we rip into a classic, and fawn over Daniel Day-Lewis.INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/halfpriceatthedrivein/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/halfpricedriveJoin us every other week as we watch more movies!
31 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Tearjerker: Beaches on Fire
Welcome Back to our show! Hosts Juan and Shannon continue to try to make each other cry with their second tearjerker films. First up is the 1988 film Beaches directed by Gary Marshall (Pretty Woman, Never Been Kissed, and A League of Their Own). Followed by Portrait of a Lady on Fire directed by Céline Sciamma (Tomboy, Girlhood, and Water Lillies). Find out if Juan and Shannon finally shed some tears or if they have hearts of coal!INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/halfpriceatthedrivein/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/halfpricedriveJoin us every other week as we watch more movies!
31 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Tearjerker: Chungking Paradiso
Join hosts Shannon and Juan as we figure out what makes them cry. Sit back and get ready to cry this weeks category is...Tearjerkers! First up is Cinema Paradiso directed by Giuseppe Tornatore (Malena, The Best Offer, and The Legend of 1900) and Chungking Express directed by Wong Kar-Wai (In the Mood for Love, Days of Being Wild, and Happy Together). This week see Juan fawn all over his new favourite movie, see Shannon defend her pick.AND WHAT ARE THOSE BOSTON SALADS???INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/halfpriceatthedrivein/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/halfpricedriveJoin us every other week as we watch more movies!
27 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
90 Minutes or Less: Brief Persona
Hosts Juan and Shannon are back talking about movies that are 90 minutes or less. On the block this week is Persona directed by Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and Fanny and Alexander) and a Brief Encounter by David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Doctor Zhivago). Join Juan and Shannon and find out if 90 minutes or less is enough time for a great movie watching. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/halfpriceatthedrivein/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/halfpricedriveJoin us every other week as we watch more movies!
30 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
90 Minutes or Less: The Perfect Producers
pov: you have exactly and hour and a half to watch a movie and this is what you watch.Perfect Blue & The ProducersThis week we throw on some quick classics and decide whether we wish these movies were longer or if 90 minutes is the sweet spot for movie length.
36 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Is Starz Worth It: The Thin Red Office Space
We are still trying to decide if a STARZ subscription is worth it. Juan picks The Thin Red Line while we wait for an Uber order that is also three hours long.Shannon picks Office Space and we suddenly get a case of the Mondays.In this episode we finally decide whether its worth it for you to try the 30 day free trial of STARZ or if you should just forget about it and keep watching Netflix.
32 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Is Starz Worth It: Reality and the Sundance Kid
After a small hiatus, your two favourite podcast hosts are back with a new episode!You have probably wondered at one point in your movie streaming career: is a STARZ subscription worth it? It promises you more movie titles for a mere 9.99 a month, but after all your other subscriptions you can't be bothered to go through with it. Now you don't have to because we did it for you!In this episode we take a wild ride with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and then slow it down with a '90s vibe, Reality Bites.
31 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Film Debuts: Me You and Reservoir Dogs
Okay y'all we know its been a minute but don't worry we're going to take it back and start from the beginning. So sit down and enjoy our lovely episode on Film Debuts! Starring Shannon the next comedical star and Juan who rediscovers his love for pooping back and forth. Quentin Tarintino and Miranda July may or may not make a surprise appearance….buuuut probably not With Special Guest Jessica Vanderfleet
27 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Halloween Special: Our Descent into Christmas Sleep
It's still spooky szn!This episode Juan, Shannon and Isabelle talk Stephen King lore, claustrophobia, and how Christmas became the real spooky holiday. They try to avoid the jump scares but the SPOOK comes for all in this one. The horror continues...
15 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Halloween Special: First Scares
In this minisode, Juan, Shannon, and Isabelle relive their first scare from a tv show or movie as a kid. Juan realizes his deepest fear is turning into Goofy, Shannon is still haunted by Samara, aka the ring girl, and Isabelle will never go near trolls again. Stop by for a quick scary story time!
25 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Halloween Special: Train to The Thing
Welcome to Spooky Season!The zombie apocalypse is nigh in Korea and an alien is released from its icy prison in Antarctica. Juan lives for the father daughter storyline and Shannon doesn't like the ooey gooey mess of an alien dog. Also starring our favourite person to bug while she studies, the unscareable, unable to stay awake during the important scenes, Isabelle!
29 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Killer Klowns American Badass!
Killer alien clowns are invading earth! And America's Badass Franklin Delano Roosevelt is on a mission to stop the Nazi Werewolves. In this final episode on B-Movies Juan introduces our local weatherman, Shannon speaks about her new found fear of popcorn, and we are joined by Special guest Alejandro Enamorado who frequently enjoys eating cheese sandwiches
30 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Evil Dead Tomatoes
What do tomatoes and evil demons have in common??? We'll for one they both move extremely slow, and secondly they are trying to kill us all! In this welcome back episode Shannon realizes she can't stand the sight of oatmeal mush, and Juan trashes a movie for the first time!Welcoming back Esther Franco as our special guest!
24 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Remember Last Night
On our final week talking about Canadian Films we watch an end of the wold adventure with Sandra Oh. And Christopher Plummer a Holocaust survivor with Alzheimer's fulfilling a friends final wishes.Featuring special guest Michael Barnett!
28 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
The Grand Enemy
Are Canadian movies glossed over? Is Jake Gyellnhaal the most handsome man on earth? What do the spiders mean!!! Grab your Loonies and Toonies for this weeks show folks as answer all these questions and begin our dive into Canadian Cinema. You ain't gonna wanna miss it. eh. Featuring special guest Tim Barnett
32 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
In the second part of our Coming of Age category we take a look at Skate Kitchen, and Pleasantville. So ramp up the teenage angst to 11, grab your skateboard, turn the music up high and get ready for a whole lot of sex, drama, and parental hate!
31 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
This week's category is Coming of Age. Any movie that follows a character's journey from childhood to adulthood. In this episode we talk about Taika Watiti's "Boy" and Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away". Get ready to dive into these director's imaginations!We are also joined by our very first guest: Esther Franco!
24 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Get your kung fu pants on and punch your way through this episode. We are chatting about two of our new found favourite movies: Drunken Master and Hero! Come fall in love with Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung with us.
29 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Lady of Shaolin
Seeking Vengeance? Check. Find a Master who will train you? Check. Destroy your enemies and become a peaceful but powerful master? Check!Listen as we talk about two influential Martial Arts films 'Lady Snowblood' (1973) and 'The 36th Chamber of Shaolin' (1978)
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