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FAW 148: "Battle Royale" (Summer Trip Across Asia)

8/9/2019
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"Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you're worth it." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi discuss one of Japan's most talked about and controversial films, 2000's "Battle Royale." Listen as watch the Director's Cut of the film and discuss anime cliches, badly timed test screenings, poor dubbing and Germany's accidental ban of the film. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter...

Duration:00:44:56

FAW 147: "Police Story" (Criterion of the Month)

8/2/2019
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"Don't be a cop if you want to live to 100." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi begin their Summer Trip Across Asia with a classic of action cinema, Jackie Chan's "Police Story" for their Criterion of the Month. Listen as the hosts discuss Chan's legacy in the East and the West, Buster Keaton-esque humor, the killer theme song and the most epic mall scene ever put to film. NOTE: Apologies in advance for the stuttering audio during our review portion. It was an error on part of the software...

Duration:00:40:08

FAW 146: "Crazy Rich Asians" (Summer Reading Program)

7/26/2019
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"That is exactly what a super-rich person would say." Our Summer Reading Program gets Crazy Rich in our Recent Visits! Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi are joined by Matthew Reveles to cover the rom-com hit of 2018, “Crazy Rich Asians.” Listen as we discuss class issues, excess of wealth, Constance Wu's lead debut, Awkwafina’s breakout role, and the legend that is Michelle Yeoh. NOTE: There is an audio issue where the other mics besides Serg are at a lower volume. The audio is still...

Duration:00:44:16

FAW 145: "Minority Report" (Summer Reading Program)

7/19/2019
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"Everybody runs." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi take the Summer Reading Program to the year 2054 to run alongside Tom Cruise as he fights to clear his name in Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report.” Listen as the hosts talk up Cruise’s superstar status, Philip K. Dick’s work, Max Von Sydow, and the impressive visual style that is still impresses to this day. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on...

Duration:00:44:30

FAW 144: "The Hunt for Red October" (Summer Reading Program)

7/12/2019
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"Once more, we play our dangerous game, a game of chess against our old adversary - The American Navy." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi take their Summer Reading Program aboard a sub amidst tension while on "The Hunt for Red October." Listen as they discuss Russian Scotsman Sean Connery, Tom Clancy's Ubisoft games, the Jack Ryan series and the only place not yet corrupted by capitalism...SPACE! Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram &...

Duration:00:37:15

FAW 143: Criterion of the Month - "The Princess Bride"

7/5/2019
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"As you wish." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi continue their Summer Series with the Summer Reading Program with our Criterion of the Month with "The Princess Bride." Listen as they discuss the use of the word inconceivable, the wonderful romance, mawwiage, Inigo Montoya's satisfying revenge, and the legend of Andre the Giant. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick...

Duration:00:56:04

FAW Summer Series: Summer Reading Program (July Lineup)

7/2/2019
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This July, hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi move on to the next Summer Series with our Summer Reading Program. These four films based upon novels and short stories encompass the lazy day at the beach reading or simply putting the air conditioner on MAX while breezing though pages. Crack open adventure with a dash of romance with William Goldman's "The Princess Bride" for Criterion of the Month or thrill and marvel at Tom Clancy's "The Hunt for Red October." Run away with Tom Cruise in...

Duration:00:11:25

FAW 142: Summer of Swayze - "Point Break" w/ Matthew Reveles

6/28/2019
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"If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi are joined by podcast creator to talk about the villainous surfer side of Swayze meeting his ultimate match: KEANU REEVES. Listen as they discuss Kathryn Bigelow's adrenaline-fueled direction, the breathtaking Reeves, Bodhi's collective cool and an odd cameo by...Anthony Kedis? Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram &...

Duration:00:50:30

FAW 141: Summer of Swayze - "Ghost"

6/21/2019
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"Ditto." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi relive the magic of the highest-grossing film of 1990 this Summer of Swayze with “Ghost.” Listen as we discuss Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar-winning performance, why the film still stands out today, Swayze's comedic chops and the legendary romance that is an unchained melody in itself. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick Raissi...

Duration:00:41:11

FAW 140: Summer of Swayze - "Road House" w/ Nick Romi

6/14/2019
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"Pain don't hurt." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi take a load off at the Double Deuce to catch up with special guest director and photographer Nick Romi ("Danger Boys: Punks in Osaka") for the 30th Anniversary of "Raod House." Listen as the trio discuss spontaneous bar fights, Dalton vs. Jimmy, Jeff Healey's "tour" and exactly why pain don’t hurt. Follow Nick Romi @nickromi_films & @ on Instagram Watch “Danger Boys: Punks in Osaka” on Amazon Prime! Find more episodes and more at...

Duration:00:44:40

FAW 139: Summer of Swayze - "Dirty Dancing" w/ Serg's Mom

6/7/2019
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"Nobody puts Baby in the corner." Host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi dance into the Summer of Swayze with 1987's "Dirty Dancing" and are joined by Serg's mom, Gabby. Listen as they talk about Serg's mom experience seeing it back in '87, why this film remains a timeless classic and Swayze's marvelous dancing. They also engage in a serious discussion on the film's portrayal on the topic of abortion. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram &...

Duration:00:46:12

FAW Summer Series: Summer of Swayze (June Lineup)

6/3/2019
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The heat is on this summer as we gear up for our Summer series with three different Summer events for June, July and August and we are proud to announce our series for June: SUMMER OF SWAYZE! Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi cover four Patrick Swayze classics for June with a fun lineup of guests including director and photographer Nick Romi, creator Matthew Reveles and even Serg's mom! 6/7: "Dirty Dancing" w/ Serg's Mom 6/14: "Road House" 30th Anniversary w/ Nick Romi 6/21: "Ghost" 6/28:...

Duration:00:12:54

FAW 138: "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within"

5/31/2019
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"With the hope of new life has Gaia changed the phantom within." The finale of Defunct Film Studios month is given the ultimate finality with Square Pictures one and only film “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.” Listen as host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi talk about the groundbreaking box office bomb and why it failed to meet expectations despite its namesake. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on...

Duration:00:41:54

FAW 137: "Titan A.E."

5/24/2019
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"Hey, for your information, I happen to be humanity's last great hope." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi peer into the universe after earth is gone (and Fox Animation for that matter) with Don Bluth's "Titan A.E." Listen as the hosts discuss the reason this film failed at the box office, if it actually deserved said fate and how "Treasure Planet" is another unsung sci-fi gem. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow...

Duration:00:31:40

FAW 136: "Basic Instinct"

5/17/2019
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"I think she's the f--k of the century." Host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi tackle one of 1992's biggest hits with Paul Verhoeven's "Basic Insitnct." Listen as they discuss the controversies the film brought with it from the infamous interrogation scene, the male gaze, and the depiction of bisexuality. We also talk about Sharon Stone's breakout role and her chemistry with Michael Douglas. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter...

Duration:01:14:34

FAW 135: "Maximum Overdrive"

5/10/2019
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"I'm gonna scare the hell out of you!" Host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi start their engines to crash through the Stephen King directed madness of “Maximum Overdrive,” produced by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. Listen as we discuss killer possessed trucks, the music of AC/DC and why this film is basically the visualization of a cocaine bender. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter...

Duration:00:36:52

FAW 134: "The Last Dragon"

5/3/2019
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"I'm gonna get you, Leroy, because I am the Shogun! I will not rest until everybody knows the Shogun is the master!" Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi kick off a month-long look at Defunct Film Studios with Barry Gordy's "The Last Dragon" from Motown Productions. Listen as we discuss the cult classic from Taimak's martial arts skill, divulge on DeBarge's "Rhythm of the Night" and if Sho'Nuff is actually the baddest. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on...

Duration:00:37:24

FAW in May: Defunct Film Studios Lineup Announcement

5/1/2019
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All throughout May, we will be covering films from Defunct Film Studios aka "There's No Business in Show Business" as Patrick coined it. We have kung fu, killer trucks from Stephen King, the f**k of the century, and two animated science fiction bombs. Kick things off this Friday with the cult classic from Motown Productions, "The Last Dragon" across all podcast apps! Schedule 5/3: Motown Productions' "The Last Dragon" 5/10: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group's "Maximum Overdrive" 5/17:...

Duration:00:11:07

FAW 133: Recent Visits - "The Breadwinner"

4/26/2019
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"If you look like you believe it, then they will too." We close out Animated April with a Recent Visit on the beautiful “The Breadwinner” from 2017 from Cartoon Saloon. Listen as we discuss the Parvana’s journey, the rise of positive Middle Eastern portrayals in cinema, the brilliant mix of CG and traditional in order to tell its story. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow...

Duration:00:35:18

FAW 132: "The Little Mermaid" 30th Anniversary

4/19/2019
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"I wanna be where the people are..." Host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi celebrate the 30th Anniversary of "The Little Mermaid." Listen to us discuss the beginning of the Disney Renaissance and how it holds up thirty years later from its storytelling to its animation. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick Raissi @pachathegreat on Instagram & @HumaneRamblings on Twitter

Duration:00:36:24