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A podcast from the point of view of two cinephiles who are dedicated to following a film before the release and after. Chris Maynard and Michael Denniston host.

A podcast from the point of view of two cinephiles who are dedicated to following a film before the release and after. Chris Maynard and Michael Denniston host.
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Tucson, AZ

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A podcast from the point of view of two cinephiles who are dedicated to following a film before the release and after. Chris Maynard and Michael Denniston host.

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English


Episodes

Michael Melski Director of THE CHILD REMAINS

6/15/2019
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An expectant couple's intimate weekend turns to terror as they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where infants and mothers were murdered. THE CHILD REMAINS is on VOD for more information click on the link below: https://www.thechildremains.com/

Duration:00:24:32

Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Author of TEEN MOVIE HELL

4/26/2019
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Today I had the chance to chat with Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Author of TEEN MOVIE HELL: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped! You can purchase TEEN MOVIE HELL from Bazillion Points by clicking on the link below: https://www.bazillionpoints.com/product/pre-order-teen-movie-hell-the-crucible-of-coming-of-age-comedies-from-animal-house-to-zapped-by-mike-mcbeardo-mcpadden/

Duration:00:39:28

Zeke Zelker Director of BILLBOARD

4/6/2019
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Zeke Zelker has been striving to build a filmmaking career for over twenty years far outside the filmmaking epicenters of Los Angeles and New York, staying true to his commitment of making films in his hometown of Allentown, PA. It's been a challenge, but that hasn't stopped him from creating films that have been seen around the globe while breaking down barriers of distribution. This struggle has inspired him to think differently about his approach to his craft. I had Zeke on the show to...

Duration:00:42:33

Larry Fessenden on Depraved

3/20/2019
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Shot on the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, veteran genre writer-director Larry Fessenden’s brings his unique vision of the literary classic in DEPRAVED, set in modern Brooklyn. This meditative reimagining of the novel explores the crisis of masculinity and ideas about loneliness, memory and the subtle psychological shocks that shape us as individuals.

Duration:00:25:28

Danny Trejo on GRAND-DADDY DAY CARE

1/30/2019
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Today's guest is none other than Danny Trejo. I had Danny on the show today to talk about GRAND-DADDY DAY CARE but we also talk tacos, classic cars, and how he made a screening of George Clooney's UP IN THE AIR an uncomfortable experience for anyone within earshot. GRAND-DADDY DAY CARE will be available to rent or own on DVD and Digital on Tuesday, February 5th. The film stars Danny Trejo, Reno Wilson, Roxana Ortega, Garrett Morris, Margaret Avery, and George Wendt. The film is a...

Duration:00:27:04

DON'T COME BACK FROM THE MOON Interview w/ Bruce Thierry Cheung

1/18/2019
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Fathers in a small California desert town abandon their children one by one leaving behind a wake of anger and crime as their sons and daughters come of age. Today's guest on the show is Bruce Thierry Cheung, a cinematographer, writer, and director known for Zeroville and This Close. I had Bruce on the show to talk about his latest film DON'T COME BACK FROM THE MOON. This episode is sponsored by Reklist. To help support the show sign up for free movie and show recommendations at...

Duration:00:22:02

Interview w/ Matthew Tompkins on THE HARROWING, SICARIO, and LONGMIRE

12/24/2018
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Matthew Stephen Tompkins, born in Washington D.C. and raised in Oklahoma City, is an award-winning Actor and Indie Filmmaker/Producer with over 45 feature films, 80 TV roles, and over 100 professional plays to his credit to date, and currently makes his home in Dallas, Texas where in 2007 he founded the successful Independent Film Production Company, Wolfclan Productions. I had Matthew on the show to discuss his latest film THE HARROWING that will be released on VOD Christmas day. THE...

Duration:00:46:14

Interview with Josh Clark of STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW on THE END OF THE WORLD

12/1/2018
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Today my guest on the podcast is Josh Clark. You probably know him from Stuff You Should Know, but I had him on the show to discuss his latest project, The End of the World. On this new show, Josh will discuss the existential risks humankind faces and assess how they may be coming in the form of the technology we’re beginning to develop today. He will be joined by a number of experts across the podcast’s ten episodes, from astrobiologists to philosophers to economists and transhumanists....

Duration:00:30:33

Interview w/ Chris Mul Director of Astral

11/22/2018
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ASTRAL is the feature-length film debut of director Chris Mul. The film is about a detached university student who faces the consequences of astral projection when he uses it to reconnect with his dead mother. The film will be available on VOD and in theatres on Friday, November 23rd.

Duration:00:37:29

Interview w/ Michael Doneger on BRAMPTON'S OWN

10/27/2018
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A struggling minor league baseball player retires and woefully returns to his small hometown, carefully dodging old wounds until confronted with the one that hurts the most - the girl that got away. Today my guest on the show is Michael Doneger he is the writer/director behind BRAMPTON'S OWN which is currently available on VOD.

Duration:00:36:17

Interview w/ Josef Lorenzo and Maribel Lopez on AMERICA FROM SCRATCH

10/18/2018
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What if we made "America From Scratch" today rather than 250 years ago? Would 12-year-olds be allowed to vote? What if there were no states? Host Toussaint Morrison joins the PBS Digital Studios family to ask these big questions and celebrate the incredible opportunities represented by our ongoing American experiment. Produced by Rewire as part of the Twin Cities PBS "In It Together" initiative. Today my guests are Josef Lorenzo and Maribel Lopez. I had them on to discuss their PBS Digital...

Duration:00:23:48

Interview w/ Stephen Tobolowsky on GROUNDHOG DAY, THE LOUD HOUSE, and STRANGE NATURE

10/18/2018
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With nearly 300 credits to his name Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the most prolific actors working in television, film, and stage. He's appeared on a diverse range of shows including Seinfeld, Mad About You, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Deadwood, Heroes, Californication, and Glee. I had Stephen on the show today to discuss his latest film STRANGE NATURE, as well as his iconic role as Ned in GROUNDHOG DAY.

Duration:01:02:44

Interview w/ Roger Bart on GHOST LIGHT

10/7/2018
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Roger Bart is an actor, known for The Producers, American Gangster, and Desperate Housewives. Today I had him on the show to talk about his work on the film GHOST LIGHT. The film is a dark comedy about a disgruntled summer-stock actor who contemptuously disregards the superstition surrounding Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth. By doing so he unleashes the curse of The Scottish Play and wreaks havoc on the company.

Duration:00:19:30

Interview with N.O.N. Director Zebulon Zang

9/29/2018
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Heartbroken and flat broke, Greg struggles to reenter the workforce and suffers a series of seriocomic indignities, including sitting through a motivational speaking session in a gymnasium and single-handedly crewing an experimental film. As Greg's excursions take him through Vancouver's suburbs, office spaces, woodlands, bookshops, basement suites and galleries, his existential dread steeps. In turn, director/multi-disciplinary artist Zebulon Zang reveals himself to be a keen observer of...

Duration:00:32:31

Interview w/ Michael Tully Director of DON'T LEAVE HOME

9/14/2018
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Directed and written by Michael Tully, DON'T LEAVE HOME follows an American artist's obsession with a disturbing urban legend that leads her to an investigation of the story's origins at the estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland. Think of David Lynch directing a Hammer horror film from the late 60's and you'll get an idea of what Mr. Tully has done with DON'T LEAVE HOME. DON'T LEAVE HOME is in theatres and on VOD today.

Duration:00:30:39

Interview w/ Leon Lee Director of LETTER FROM MASANJIA

9/9/2018
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When a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and leads to sweeping labor reform in China. Today my guest on the show is the director of LETTER FROM MASANJIA Leon Lee. I had Leon on the show to discuss his film, what we can do westerners to do to avoid supporting sweatshop labor, and when we can expect him to make a romantic comedy. To get more...

Duration:00:22:42

Interview w/ Steve Austin Subject of the Documentary Film THE MAN WHO LOVES TO HURT HIMSELF

9/1/2018
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THE MAN WHO LOVES TO HURT HIMSELF follows the turbulent musical journey of Today is the Day enigmatic legendary frontman and founder, SteveAustin. Ride along as Austin's first-person account brings balance to these opposing forces, reckoning and stretching himself from the drive to create his musical vision, engaging and performing intense shows around the world, to being home with his wife and children. Today my guest on the podcast is Steve Austin, I had him on to talk about THE MAN WHO...

Duration:00:45:20

Interview w/ Isaac Himmelman and Ryan Harrington on the 24 Hour Musical and Brooklyn Moving Company

8/25/2018
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An evening of magic and theater written in under 24 Hours. The night before the show, one lucky audience member will be selected to have their life story written for the big stage. Meaning this musical could be written about you. Today I had 2018 New York Television Festival Best Actor in a Comedy winners Isaac Himmelman and Ryan Harrington to discuss 24 Hour Musical as well as their award-winning tv pilot for Brooklyn Moving Company. For more information about the 24 Hour Musical at the...

Duration:00:27:07

Jenn Wexler THE RANGER

8/13/2018
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After a run-in with the cops at a punk show goes sideways, Chelsea and her pals flee the city in search of a place to lay low. Running to the security of Chelsea's old, abandoned family cabin in the woods, they fall under the watchful eye of an overzealous park ranger who holds a secret from Chelsea's past. Today my guest is Jenn Wexler, the writer, and director behind THE RANGER. A film that offers a modern take on survivalist horror that both celebrates and subverts the genre’s tropes—with...

Duration:00:32:23

Kevin Gootee COMICS WATCHING COMICS

8/8/2018
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If you’re a fan of standup comedy, Comics Watching Comics is a must watch. A contest show that takes intermediate standup comedians who are competing to win a spot on a showcase at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. These comedians will be judged by other tenured comics; serving as panelists and judges, offering jokes and advice. My guest today is the creator and star of COMICS WATCHING COMICS, Kevin Gootee.

Duration:00:31:38