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Join Connor and Riley as they seek the deeper meaning behind some of the world's most intriguing films. From indie art house films to the biggest summer blockbusters, these guys tackle it all. Come prepared to broaden your sense of what a "movie" can be.

Join Connor and Riley as they seek the deeper meaning behind some of the world's most intriguing films. From indie art house films to the biggest summer blockbusters, these guys tackle it all. Come prepared to broaden your sense of what a "movie" can be.
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United States

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Join Connor and Riley as they seek the deeper meaning behind some of the world's most intriguing films. From indie art house films to the biggest summer blockbusters, these guys tackle it all. Come prepared to broaden your sense of what a "movie" can be.

Language:

English

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4792207116


Episodes

012 | The Avengers (2012)

1/20/2019
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Join Connor & Riley as they tackle the Marvel universe and how it has become the modern version of the epic. Hear if nerds should direct superhero movies, why the Hulk is the most interesting Avenger, and is the Marvel craze ever going to end? WARNING: Major spoilers for The Avengers & Avengers: Infinity War, minor spoilers for Split & Alien

Duration:01:09:11

011 | Lawrence of Arabia

1/13/2019
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Connor and Riley transition from the from the cold Russian winter to the hot Arabian summer as they discuss David Lean's 1962 masterwork, Lawrence of Arabia. Learn how this movie heavily influenced the next generation of filmmakers, and if it truly lives up to being the greatest epic of all time. Connor defends long run-times for movies, while Riley pitches a project for film school students. You'll also hear a nerdy digression into the history of aspect ratios and a public service...

Duration:01:43:23

010 | Doctor Zhivago ft. Billy Stevenson

1/6/2019
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Join Connor & Riley as they bring on the brilliant Irishman, Billy Stevenson, to discuss the romantic epic that is: Doctor Zhivago. Experience the true story of how this film impacted the life of the guest. Hear why intermissions are so important for long films. And decide whether action alone is enough to present love on film. WARNING: Full spoilers for Doctor Zhivago

Duration:01:26:44

Minisode: Defining an Epic

12/30/2018
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Connor and Riley intro their next series with a discussion on what constitutes an epic film. How do the new "epic" films measure up against the classic epics of old? Is the Marvel "machine" taking over Hollywood? Listen to find out.

Duration:00:22:01

009 | The Prince of Egypt

12/23/2018
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Join Connor & Riley as they tackle Dreamworks' animated epic: The Prince of Egypt. Where they discuss questions that naturally come with each viewing such as: Is it Ramses or Rameses? Why is there a pop cover at the end of every 90's animated movie? And why is Jeff Goldblum in a Biblical epic? Listen in to the conversation. WARNING: Major spoilers for The Prince of Egypt & minor spoilers for Exodus: Gods & Kings

Duration:01:29:46

008 | Peter Pan (1953) ft. Maggie Hardy

12/16/2018
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This week, Maggie Hardy joins Connor and Riley as they delve into the magical world of Peter Pan! From play, to book, to film... you'll hear them compare the strengths and weaknesses of each medium. WARNING: Full spoilers for Peter Pan (1953)

Duration:02:03:02

007 | The Secret of N.I.M.H.

12/9/2018
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Connor and Riley explore the origins of ex-Disney animator Don Bluth with his Directorial debut: The Secret of N.I.M.H. Don Bluth shook up the animation industry in the 1980's with darker material, proving that children can be a respected audience and can handle heavier themes. WARNING: Full spoilers for The Secret of NIMH

Duration:01:10:03

006 | WALL·E ft. Zack Reed

12/2/2018
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Connor & Riley get a bit emotional in this episode where they are joined by Connor's brother, Zack Reed, to discuss one of their favorite Pixar films: WALL-E. Chilhoods are reminisced and tears are shed in this next episode in the series on the art and importance of animated films. Apologies in advance for the sniffles and stuffed up voices. WARNING: Full spoilers for WALL-E

Duration:01:09:24

005 | The Wind Rises

11/25/2018
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Connor and Riley give their take on Miyazaki's The Wind Rises. This film gives an account of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero airplane, which was heavily utilized in WWII . The question this movies seeks to answer is this: What if our beautiful dreams are used for destruction? WARNING: Full spoilers for The Wind Rises

Duration:01:08:49

004 | Fantastic Mr. Fox ft. Stephen LaGue

11/18/2018
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This is the start of our new series on animation, its diversity, impact, and how it does not get the credit it deserves. We are joined by our first ever guest and long time friend Stephen LaGue to discuss Wes Anderson's first animated feature: Fantastic Mr. Fox. In this episode we discuss why animation shouldn't be considered a genre, why Wes Anderson's dry humor is great, and is Stephen LaGue the human version of Kylie the Opossum? WARNING: Full spoilers for Fantastic Mr. Fox

Duration:00:54:52

003 | No Country for Old Men

11/11/2018
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In our final episode in our mini-series on the use of silence in films, we discuss the Coen Brothers' masterpiece No Country For Old Men. Join us as we compare Tommy Lee Jones to Andy Griffith, make a weird connection with this film and The Office, and discuss what is truly important: Roger Deakins finally getting an Oscar. WARNING: Full spoilers for No Country For Old Men, minor spoilers for Prometheus & Barton Fink

Duration:00:40:22

002 | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

11/4/2018
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Connor and Riley discuss a film you may not have heard of before. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans was released in 1927 and broke new ground in the world of cinema. Listen to discover why this film was unique and how it paved the road for movies to follow. WARNING: Full spoilers for Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Duration:00:33:55

001 | The Shape of Water

10/27/2018
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Connor and Riley kick off their series on "silence" with the film Shape of Water. Did it successfully merge the fantasy genre with the period piece? Was it deserving of the Best Picture Oscar? Listen to find out! WARNING: Full spoilers for The Shape of Water and minor spoilers for The Iron Giant.

Duration:00:46:23

000 | Introduction

10/3/2018
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Connor and Riley introduce themselves, share the vision for the podcast, and even share some of their favorite movies.

Duration:00:16:17