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90 minutes | Mar 24, 2015
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #46
There's been some pretty major movement in the balance of power within the Marvel Cinematic Universe lately. No, Kevin Feige hasn't been removed from his throne, but with the confirmation that the Russos will be given the keys to direct both parts of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, it signals the emergence of some major players in the Marvel creative hierarchy. Where does that put Joss Whedon moving forward through Phase Three, or did the Russos just become the new Whedon as Joss quietly steps away post-AGE OF ULTRON? That's part of the discussion on Episode #46 of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast. Speaking of big time directors making their returns to massive universes, we also talk about J.J. Abrams possibly coming back to STAR WARS in order to helm EPISODE IX before we chat about the new life that a STAR WARS live-action television series might be getting, in addition to John Williams' not scoring the first STAR WARS stand-alone ROGUE ONE. Also on the table for this episode is which superhero could be making a late appearance in AGE OF ULTRON, Tom Cruise's latest death-defying stunt in a MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE flick, Batman's role in SUICIDE SQUAD, SHARKNADO 3 perhaps finally jumping the shark and plenty more. It's another informative and entertaining episode that should have you laughing quite a bit. Hey, if it worked for us, hopefully it catches you, too. Enjoy.
98 minutes | Mar 16, 2015
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #45
After another bit of a scheduling quagmire, we're back in full force for Episode #45 of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast as Disney managed to kick down our door and dominate the discussion. From their planned box office takeover of Summer 2017 now that STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII has been slotted for a May release to their announcement of STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE as the first stand-alone to the 20 STAR WARS books they'll be releasing to prep you for THE FORCE AWAKENS to FROZEN 2 becoming an official thing to TRON 3 actually happening to Tim Burton signing on for a live-action DUMBO... yeah, there was plenty to talk about over at the house the Mouse built. But that's not all for the show, as we debate the idea of a GHOSTBUSTERS Cinematic Universe that now may involve Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt, in addition to pondering MALLRATS 2 and who told Kevin Smith that was a good idea. It's another good show on tap for your listening enjoyment, so get to it.
102 minutes | Mar 3, 2015
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #44
And it all began with a quest... a journey for an AGE OF ULTRON LEGO set... That sets in motion a wild Episode #44 of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast, one filled with triumph and gambling, hair cuts and Harrison Ford. See... I told you things were about to get crazy. In this week's edition of the show, we discuss the revelation that Drew Goddard will be writing and directing the first new solo Spider-Man film coming out of Sony and Marvel's partnership on the webhead. We also ponder the question of if there is too much Iron Man planned for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point. Well, someone needs to be asking the tough questions, and we just happen to be in the right place at the right time for this particular show. Also on the menu for this week is Jared Leto's transformation into the Joker for SUICIDE SQUAD, which somehow leads to a wager regarding IRON MAN 2, MAN OF STEEL and SPIDER-MAN 3 (so be sure to vote in the poll over at This Is Infamous to help decide a winner). We also talk about Neill Blomkamp's timeline for his new ALIEN movie, BLADE RUNNER 2 finding a quality director to lead the sequel into the future, STAR WARS taking a stroll down LEGO way, a new CROW rising to keep this remake alive, INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 locking in a few key pieces. Plus, we remember the late Leonard Nimoy. It is a loaded show as most of the ScreenShots are, and we hope to inform, entertain and get you thinking with all that and so much more. Hopefully, you enjoy a listen and keep spreading the word.
98 minutes | Feb 25, 2015
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #43
Now that we've fully recovered from all 14 hours of Oscar coverage that took over Sunday night, it's time to drop another episode of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast, this one being #43 for those of you keeping score. In it, of course, we have to talk about the Oscars, even though we generally think they don't matter, so we run down who won a few of the major categories and talk about why the show is bloated every single year. From there, we'll chat about Neill Blomkamp grabbing the steering wheel for the ALIEN franchise, making a new entry into the series that'll bring Sigourney Weaver back before discussing fans' reactions to Jason Momoa's AQUAMAN appearance, which clearly draws battle lines between the Marvel and DC crowds. On the menu for the show, we also discuss Pee-Wee's next movie landing at Netflix, the LEGO MOVIE sequel scoring a new director, rumors about the futures of Spider-Man and Indiana Jones and that Power Rangers fan film that was making the rounds. It's all that and plenty of other bits you'll want to hear in between, so have fun and enjoy. It's another good show on deck for you.
94 minutes | Feb 18, 2015
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #42
Episode #42 of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast is one interesting show, as it seems to be a time for excitement, a time for sadness, a time for memories, a time for creativity and... well, how about just a time to listen, and you'll get the full effect, I promise? We talk about Spider-Man's return home to Marvel, his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how we got here. We venture into some television to discuss the big SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40th anniversary celebration special and the news that Jon Stewart will be departing THE DAILY SHOW anchor desk sometime in 2015. We also look at SUICIDE SQUAD's casting of Rick Flagg, Gina Carano's involvement with DEADPOOL, progress on an ASSASSIN'S CREED movie, some big pieces being added to ASH VS. EVIL DEAD and some deep discussion about the true nature of the T-Rex in the JURASSIC PARK franchise. It's a thought-provoking and entertaining show, so grab yourself a download and enjoy. You'll have a good time with this one.
127 minutes | Feb 8, 2015
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #41
After taking a week off due to a scheduling snafu (you try to make things work around the Super Bowl and still sound coherent), the ScreenShots Movie Podcast is back on-point for Episode #41, and somehow this one got dedicated to internet cosplay sensation Liz Katz. Well, it'll wind up making sense in the long run as we wind up talking a great deal about some of the gender and ethnic under-representation that exists in the entertainment industry and how the ugliness all got dredged up again recently with the all-female GHOSTBUSTERS team coming together and Marvel moving to make an all-female Avengers squad. We'll also get into some STAR WARS as the first stand-alone (it's about Boba Fett, trust us) snagged its female lead and Mark Hamill says a few words on Billy's wavelength that instantly qualify him as a Jedi Master. We discuss the faux-outrage that still exists over movie remakes and how some people just need to get over it already, the idea for more HUNGER GAMES movies which flies directly in the face of letting a property just ride off into the sunset gracefully and the new trailers dropping for DAREDEVIL and MAGIC MIKE XXL. All that, and we'll chat about what stood out to us from the Super Bowl commercials and dish out some respect for the legacy of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE as it comes to celebrate its 40th anniversary. It's a loaded show, jam-packed with all sorts of awesome, so get yourself a drink, kick back, put your feet up (unless you're driving, which would be very cool but extremely dangerous) and enjoy the ride.
97 minutes | Jan 25, 2015
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #40
The ScreenShots Movie Podcast is officially over the hill as it hits Episode #40, and what better way to celebrate than by diving into the whirlwind debate of absurdity surrounding AMERICAN SNIPER? Oh, you had a better idea, didn't you? Well, we explain what exactly it means to be a critic, while hitting on a few issues that seem to be coming up a lot lately, namely freedom of speech and freedom to like/dislike whatever the hell you want. From there, we'll venture into the STAR WARS Universe to check in on what is happening with the first stand-alone film, which is now currently testing, as we also contemplate what type of movie it could turn out to be. Plus, we'll touch upon George Lucas' recent comments about his ideas not being used for THE FORCE AWAKENS. (Thank God!) Chiwetel Ejiofor may be closing in on playing the Ancient One in DOCTOR STRANGE, so we'll revisit our current indifference on the Marvel project, as we also discuss the new crop of mutants cast into X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. We also talk about the casting of the new SUPERGIRL and the rumors of Batman showing up in SUICIDE SQUAD. All that and plenty more, so you should sit back, kick your shoes off (unless you're driving, of course) and have a listen at another quality podcast created for your enjoyment. Have at it.
87 minutes | Jan 19, 2015
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #39
In case you've been living under a rock... Wait... or is it sleeping under a rock...? Or living under a bridge, where you'd also have to sleep...? Either way, everyone knows last week was dominated by the announcement of the Oscar nominations for the 87th Academy Awards, so that's going to dominate a lot of the conversation for the 39th episode of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast. As we explain why the awards aren't all they're cracked up to be and why they should have no impact whatsoever on your own assessment of the year's best, we still run through the nominees in the major categories before we dive into some of the issues of minority under-representation in the films we get from Hollywood. We'll also discuss how it came to pass that AMERICAN SNIPER made history with its huge opening weekend at the box office, toss around the latest rumors on the status of Spider-Man on the big screen and let you know the latest status of the members of SUICIDE SQUAD. All that and plenty more on a thought-provoking show, so get to listening and enjoying our latest effort.
67 minutes | Jan 14, 2015
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #38
The ScreenShots Movie Podcast keeps on trucking, this time banking a lean and mean Episode #38 into the archives. A lot of the focus this past week has been on a pair of Marvel Studios trailers, so Billy Donnelly and Brian McKevitt will put on their expert analysis caps in order to compare and contrast the most recent looks we got at AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and ANT-MAN. Plus, did you hear the one about George Lucas almost getting himself up to direct another STAR WARS Trilogy before he ultimately made the sale to Disney? Well, it nearly happened, so we ponder just what Lucas' EPISODE VII might have looked like if The Mouse hadn't intervened with its checkbook. And there's been this rumor going around that Warner Bros. might have a split in mind for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE to milk two movies out of the material. We'll let you know if there's any truth to the rumblings. All that and always plenty more, so take a listen. We've got another good one on deck for you.
74 minutes | Jan 6, 2015
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #37
37 episodes... In a row?! Yep, that's where we find ourselves as the ScreenShots Movie Podcast leaves behind 2014 and moves into the new year. With that, for our new episode, we try to pack in the positivity for a bit, channeling our inner enthusiasm and excitement to discuss the very things we're looking forward to in 2015 - which can't possibly last too long before we're out there challenging the status quo, because... well, that's what we do. So enjoy the show. It's a bit of a weird one to kick off 2015, but it'll do.
71 minutes | Dec 29, 2014
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #36
We've come to the end of another year. 2014 is just about in the books. Another year alive... another year closer to death. Whoa... that just got morbid quickly, didn't it? Okay, let's see if we can recover this then, shall we? For the last episode of ScreenShots for the year - #36 for those of you keeping score - we got introspective, recalling and recounting the biggest stories in the movie world that we encountered over the last 12 months. Some of them were good, some of them not so much, and then there were others that we might not forget anytime soon. However, they all really sum up what we went through in 2014, so listen up and look back fondly on the biggest and the best we crossed paths with as we turn the pages on our calendar toward 2015.
110 minutes | Dec 21, 2014
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #35
If you would have asked what Billy Donnelly and Brian McKevitt would be talking about on the show around the holidays, never in a million years would North Korea have been on the viable option list.. And yet here we are, as we get ready to say good-bye to 2014, spending our time talking at-length about them, about Kim Jong-un, about forced censorship, about a free American society, about fear, about cyber-terrorism... Who saw that coming? In light of what has gone down the past few days with Sony Pictures having no real choice but to pull THE INTERVIEW from its theatrical release after theater chains buckled to the threats they were facing, and then what followed with Paramount Pictures canceling protest screenings of TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, we thought it was best to devote nearly all of Episode #35 of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast to the effects and ramifications of the decisions that were made surrounding the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy. There are a lot of angles to this thing to consider, and we do our best to discuss and debate just about all of them to give you a well-rounded perspective on how this whole thing shook out and what it ultimately means moving forward not just for movie studios but for the United States as a whole. We also have a few words to say about the fact that we are now less than a year away from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS playing before us, but it's all THE INTERVIEW on this particular show. So buckle yourself in, and give it a listen, because it's quite rare that we put together and pull off an episode like this.
90 minutes | Dec 16, 2014
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #34
The Sony hacking debacle has been consuming nearly every aspect of the movie industry over the last week, and so, to kick off the 34th episode of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast, we wanted to put into perspective exactly how awful every little exchange coming out is and why you shouldn't be reading most of it to begin with. Then we'll get into something that has emerged from this situation with a bit more clarity - Sony's choice for a Spider-Man future. There are number of options on the table, including some major ones that involve Marvel Studios, so we break them down and see just how this dicey situation could resolve itself for the benefit of everyone's favorite web-slinger. We also saw some previously guarded STAR WARS secrets begin to escape J.J. Abrams' mystery box with a series of character names released for the new characters shown during the Black Friday teaser trailer premiere, so we'll discuss what it all means of course. Plus, we chat about the future of Indiana Jones, the contenders to serve as new Ghostbusters and the movie studio raking in record profits without tent poles and blockbusters on their annual slate. It's a good show as nearly all of them are, so have fun listening. You just might be prompted to think about the world differently afterward.
103 minutes | Dec 9, 2014
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #33
We are overflowing with information to discuss on the 33rd edition of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast. Seriously... the menu for the show includes the inevitable official casting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Ryan Reynolds as DOCTOR STRANGE and DEADPOOL respectively, Warner Bros.' assembly of their SUICIDE SQUAD, reaction to the first trailer for TERMINATOR GENISYS, talk of Al Pacino joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the sudden fascination with what George Lucas has to say about STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS after years of not caring what he thinks about STAR WARS, STAR TREK 3's directorial shake-up, INDEPENDENCE DAY 2's approach to responsible sequel-making, SPECTRE, Evangeline Lilly putting the Edgar Wright/ANT-MAN divorce into perspective and still there's plenty more. I told you there was a lot of show on-deck... and it still feels like Billy Donnelly and Brian McKevitt are just getting warmed up. There's a lot to take in, but we think you'll have a good time, and perhaps even learn something along the way, so get to streaming, get to downloading, whatever your course of action is as long as you get to listening. Enjoy the ride.
114 minutes | Nov 30, 2014
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #32
Now that all the turkey has been eaten and all the sleep has been caught up on, it's time for the ScreenShots Movie Podcast to surface out of the holiday weekend for Episode #32, stuffed to the max with talk of STAR WARS. With the teaser trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS premiering in 30 theatres across the United States and Canada as well as to the internet at large on Black Friday, it's only obvious to spend quite a bit of time talking about the 88-second glimpse of EPISODE VII that was given to us. We'll break it down by scene, offering up our reaction to J.J. Abrams' first STAR WARS impression, in addition to answering some of your questions about what was contained in this very short peek into the galaxy that waits for us next December. We'll also discuss the other big trailer to hit in time for Thanksgiving - our first teaser look at JURASSIC WORLD and the audiences' need to feel smarter than everything they see these days. We talk Michelle MacLaren getting the reins for WONDER WOMAN as well as Oscar Isaac becoming Apocalypse for Bryan Singer's next X-Men movie. And we'll look at the rumors being churned up in the mill for the first STAR WARS stand-alone, James Cameron's bowel-moving expectations for the AVATAR sequels and 20th Century Fox's decision to make more INDEPENDENCE DAYs. All that and so much more making up the latest ScreenShots Movie Podcast, so sit back, take a load off and enjoy.
112 minutes | Nov 23, 2014
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #31
After some more scheduling difficulties got in the way of bringing you Episode 31 of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast at its usual time, we have finally opened up the mics to bring you a super-charged, packed to the max show, that'll have you feeling as if you just consumed as much Thanksgiving dinner as humanly possible (no, not sleepy - full and satisfied). On this week's show, we look at all the swirling rumors about a STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer lurking on the horizon - when might we get to see it, how might we get to see it, and is this the moment where the excitement really gets cranked up to 11? We also talk about the outrage that continues to circle the FANTASTIC FOUR reboot before we've ever gotten a clean look at anything from the film, and we try to get at the heart of where some of this anger comes from in the fan community surrounding franchises and tent poles. We discuss some of the ideas being thrown around at Sony for saving Spider-Man's crumbling universe, including one that's entirely built around Aunt May. We also get into what's going on with that SUICIDE SQUAD movie Warner Bros. has on the docket as they expand the DC Cinematic Universe, in addition to Universal's future plans for the FAST & FURIOUS franchise and the Universal Classic Monsters shared universe they're aiming to create. Plus, Disney's decision to show a condensed version of their live-action CINDERELLA in the trailer premiere, reaction to some of the names Marvel is looking at in casting JESSICA JONES and plenty more are all on the docket for this episode.... Yep, this is one loaded episode. So prepare yourselves for full-blown listening consumption, and enjoy.
100 minutes | Nov 9, 2014
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #30
As the ScreenShots Movie Podcast turns the big 3-0 (that's episodes, not years, so our celebration is rather moderate), we are given a nice chunk of actual information to chat up from the STAR WARS Universe with EPISODE VII getting a legitimate and official title. How does THE FORCE AWAKENS hold up to our STAR WARS sensibilities? Looks like you have a legitimate reason to listen to the show to find out. TOY STORY 4 is also a surprising entry on this week's menu, with the news that a sequel is being made after what seemed like a perfect ending was forged for this series in TOY STORY 3. However, not everyone is down on the idea of this movie happening for reasons almost identical to those of the people who are, as you'll find out in Episode #30. We also discuss the rumors of The Joker possibly being re-introduced to audiences, this time in the DC Cinematic Universe, possibly as part of the planned SUICIDE SQUAD film, and with Jared Leto in the role. Plus, we chat about every actor under the sun constantly being asked about their hypothetical interest in a geek property that hasn't been offered to them yet and why this needs to stop for our own sanity, Mark Wahlberg inflating the value of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN for the big screen and, of course, Grumpy Cat. That's all stuffed in this nice juicy sausage casing of podcast this week, so give the show a listen. You shall enjoy it.
77 minutes | Oct 29, 2014
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #29
It was a massively huge week for Marvel Studios that we couldn't help but discuss every last bit of it on the new episode of ScreenShots Movie Podcast, so strap yourself in tight as all of Episode #29 is Marvel Cinematic Universe-related and it's a pretty wild ride. This all started last week with the early release of the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON trailer, but who knew then that would be just the tip of the iceberg for news coming out of Marvel Land? Certainly not us, as the week moved onto the news that Benedict Cumberbatch was now in talks for DOCTOR STRANGE, and yet that still paled in comparison to ultimately where Marvel was going, which was a huge event that would lay out all of their plans for Phase Three of the MCU, film by film by film, all the way up through 2019. As a result, we devoted this entire show to breaking down every last bit of information put out on Marvel's table throughout the week, and hopefully this gives you some insight, some context and some food for thought as to where the Marvel machine is going in the coming years and just how truly impressive their model is. Enjoy.
103 minutes | Oct 20, 2014
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #28
Right before we went to air last week on Episode #27, the news of Robert Downey Jr. joining CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 and injecting the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a bit of Civil War broke. So we put on our thinking caps and tried to decipher what this would all mean going forward for Phase Three, Phase Four, more AVENGERS movies, etc. We should have known Warner Bros. would have gone tit for tat in dropping some DC Entertainment news to counter Marvel's major dealings, but we never could have expected the mother load of information they dropped, spanning their DC Cinematic Universe, the expansion of Harry Potter's wizarding world and even the future of LEGO in their hands. Therefore, it's right back to the drawing board in examining how all of this looks on paper for Warner Bros. in laying out ten superhero films up to and through 2020 before BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE even hits the silver screen. We also get in-depth on the ramifications of HBO's decision to bring HBO Go to the masses sometime in 2015, in addition to CBS announcing their own streaming subscription service. Is this the beginning of the end for traditional cable, or does have à la carte programming options cause more harm than good? We also talk Neil Patrick Harris, Javier Bardem in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES and the true identity of STAR WARS' Emperor. We've put together a good show for your audible entertainment, so enjoy.
81 minutes | Oct 14, 2014
ScreenShots Movie Podcast #27
Big news hits right smack in the middle of the Marvel Cinematic Universe just before the mics got hot for Episode #27 of the ScreenShots Movie Podcast, so expect to hear plenty of instant reaction to the developments that Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to make Iron Man a major role in CAPTAIN AMERICA 3. Is a Civil War coming to the MCU? What does this mean for Phase 3? AVENGERS 3? AVENGERS 4? Could Spider-Man be involved? A lot of questions have been introduced with Marvel's new direction, and we do our best to provide some answers as to where this might be heading. We also talk about how Warner Bros./DC Entertainment should really be copying Marvel's model for telling stories, and it has less to do with a shared universe and more to do with mining their archives for popular stories. In that, we discuss where Wonder Woman's origin may come from in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, the issues the studio continues to have with Superman and the possibility of Brainiac taking on the Justice League (all with a giant mechanical spider lingering over our discussion). Finally we'll talk about Ernie Hudson's comment regarding the all-female GHOSTBUSTERS movie, and why people should cut him just a little bit of slack for his words of frustration after all these years. Oh, yeah... and New York Comic Con gets a bit of a tongue lashing as the con flu begins to make its rounds.
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