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Subscribe to THE weekly podcast for movie people! Features in-depth reviews of classic films and contemporary hits, with ratings, rankings, and interviews.






2020-07-11 • Saturday Matinée

Quibi attachment rates are out. Splash Mountain’s going to have the Song of the South elements removed, instead adding the Princess & the Frog! Will Smith’s Slavery Movie ‘Emancipation’ Sells to Apple for $120 Million. Tom Hanksibodies. ABC to reboot The Wonder Years, this time with a black family. We should probably talk about the Halloween Kills teaser. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaAn American PickleBoys StateTHE LIST! Characters forced to watch something Mandy’s...


Hamilton • The Film Board

COVID-19 has created a unique dearth in the film industry. We’ve all been seeking something to look forward to this summer and Disney+ provided a glimmer last week by releasing a film version of “Hamilton” captured live from Broadway in 2016. In a sea of theater at home releases that leave the world questioning what constitutes the very definition of film, entertainment is on the cusp of revolution and sets a stage for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical to further demonstrate the...


2020-07-04 • Saturday Matinée

It’s Hamilton weekend. Unsubscribed: The Zero-Dollar Budget Box-Office Winner. In The Rumor-mill: will 7-9 be removed from canon? Sorkin’s new Netflix thing on the Chicago Seven. Walmart Going Drive-in! Carl Reiner. (1967 Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour bit) Listen: A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). The Tax CollectorPalm SpringsRespectTHE LIST! Miscast Historical Figures! Steve’s List The Mask of ZorroThe Ten CommandmentsSteve JobsKyle’s...


2020-06-27 • Saturday Matinée

The Floor Is Lava is here. Happy birthday, Rob. Cinemark has a poison squad. The Peacock offers a Brave New World. Miranda gives to Fs for the kids. Did we mention, he’s still Batman? Plus, a list of spouses with a hidden past and a check-in on delightful titling in the Marvel Movie Minute! 7500Justice League: The Snyder CutFoundationTHE LIST! Spouses with hidden pasts Ray’s List SuspicionThe PrestigeSuperman ReturnsRob’s List Regarding HenryWhat Lies BeneathPresumed InnocentPete’s...


Charade • The Next Reel

Toward the end of Grant’s acting career, he had stopped playing the romantic interest, concerned how his age reflected in the on-screen relationships, particularly with younger women. After this point, he only played a romantic interest one last time, and it was opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade. Even then, he felt so uncomfortable with it that director Stanley Donen had the script changed to allow for it to be a conversation point between their characters and to have Hepburn’s character be...


2020-06-20 • Saturday Matinée

Edgar Wright to direct THE CHAIN. Oscars So Delayed…oh, and also they still haven’t figured out race. The boys do a healthy bit of chat about the latest movie activity at home while we continue to dream of theaters, plus a list of movies celebrating the everyman spy! DadsLooks That KillVolitionTHE LIST! The Everyman Spy! Andy’s List The Tall Blond Man With One Black ShoeThe Man Who Knew Too LittleThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)Tommy’s List Total Recall¡The Three Amigos!BrazilJJ’s...


North by Northwest • The Next Reel

"I’m an advertising man, not a red herring.” When it came time to cast the lead for his new film North by Northwest, Alfred Hitchcock found himself in a pickle. He had already discussed the film with James Stewart, the star of the film he just wrapped up – Vertigo – and Stewart wanted the role. Hitchcock had another actor he’d worked with in mind – Cary Grant. Too embarrassed to tell Stewart that, Hitchcock had to put off the filming of the movie until Stewart was locked in with his next...


Da 5 Bloods • Film Board

Theaters are not quite open yet. The Corona Virus is still a major threat in the world and even though some businesses are reopening, the film industry continues its holding pattern. Because of that, new releases in the “Theater at Home” paradigm are getting all different kinds of creative digital structures. Prices for new releases can range on different platforms, but you can also get some brand new movies coming up with the subscription services too. This past weekend, Netflix released...


2020-06-13 • Saturday Matinée

Daredevil rights… what’s this now?? Spider tease. The Girl with the Amazon Tattoo! Gosling to go full wolfy. Plus a list of movies celebrating great Mind Fights! Bill & Ted Face the MusicYou Should Have LeftJesus Shows You the Way to the HighwayTHE LIST! Mind Fights! Steve’s List Gone GirlShutter IslandMartha Marcy May MarleneRay’s List The Manchurian CandidateStar Trek: The Undiscovered Country’s...


Arsenic and Old Lace • The Next Reel

"That man’s an imposter, and if he came here to be buried in our cellar, he’s mistaken!” Cary Grant was cast and ready to play the lead in the film adaptation of The Man Who Came to Dinner, but people were so upset that Monty Wooley wouldn’t be continuing the part he had created that the studio ousted Grant for Wooley. That left a hole in Grant’s schedule. He knew Frank Capra was busy casting for his new film, an adaptation of the Broadway hit Arsenic and Old Lace, and he knew that Ronald...


Dinner for Schmucks • The Next Reel

"Maybe you're a penguin, Tim, but Julie's not a penguin. She's a lioness. Don't try to mate a lioness with a penguin. Ever.” Aside from a few dips onto other genres, Jay Roach generally sticks with comedies, and seems to fare well when he's doing big, broad ones. Take the Austin Power films, or perhaps Meet the Fockers. With such a strong curriculum vitae in comedy films, having him direct a remake of Francis Veber's Le Dîner de Cons looks great on paper. But when it comes time to write,...



The shows of The Next Reel are silent this week in support of all those who stand and fight for justice, equality, and peace. Thanks to the Cult 45 Podcast team for starting up this Podcast Blackout movement with this episode. #BlackoutTuesday #PodcastBlackout #TheShowMustBePaused Consider lending your support to the following organizations, each working to end police violence and defend those impacted by it. ActBlue’s split donation between 39 community bail fundsCampaignZero.orgThe Show...


2020-05-30 • Saturday Matinée

New Trek series announced. Scream 5, apparently. Snyder cut shenanigans, and Henry Super Nick Fury Man Cavill. HBOMeh, plus Studio Ghibli, tho. Awkwafina, Karen Gillan in "Barry Meets Mean Girls". Plus, three great trailers and a list of Tax Comedies! The Old GuardPsycho GoremanViena and the FantomesThank you for supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast on Patreon! THE LIST! Tax Comedies! Kyle's List Say AnythingThe ProducersThe Blues BrothersRob's List The Blues BrothersHappy...


Le Dîner de Cons (The Dinner Game) • The Next Reel

"I don't have an idiot yet! I'm panicked!” Francis Veber had written plays, TV shows, and films. He had also directed plenty of well by the time he decided to adapt his hit play "Le Dîner de Cons" for the big screen. Luckily, his brand of farcical humor worked brilliantly with the film version, and it became a huge hit in his home country of France. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Francis Veber & His Remakes series with his 1998 film Le Dîner de Cons. We talk...


Capone • The Film Board

What have you been up to? Seen any good movies lately? It’s not always easy to find them, but “Theater at Home” releases are available and more titles are being announced all the time. The Film Board will continue to gather its thugs and spoil them for you as we find them out there in the streaming universe until we can all get back and see our beloved big screens. “Capone” was released to most major streaming services on May 12th. It stars Tom Hardy in another one of his signature...


2020-05-23 • Saturday Matinée

Twilight for Twilight Time. Hanks' Greyhound is snatched by Apple TV+. The Snyder Cut is REAL! Cannes and Sundance are streaming virtually. Plus, Andy, Ray, and Tommy bring three weird trailers and a list of films celebrating awkward dinners! Black OpsDa 5 BloodsThe Short History of the Long RoadTHE LIST! Awkward Dinners! Ray's List American BeautyScent of a WomanDawn of the DeadAndy's List The Remains of the DayDirty Rotten ScoundrelsRavenousTommy's List August: Osage...


The Birdcage • The Next Reel

When Mike Nichols and Elaine May teamed up again for the first time in over thirty years, it was to adapt Francis Veber's most famous and celebrated works, the 1978 film La Cage aux Folles. Veber's films had been remade in English before — in fact, he'd directed a number of them — but this one was the big one so it needed to be big. But would it work with an American audience in the 90s? Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our Francis Veber and his remakes series with...


The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) • Trailer Rewind

JJ and Steve finish off the first half of 2020 with 2018's The Kindergarten Teacher. This is an American remake of 2014's The Kindergarten Teacher from Israel. Their discussion touches on the challenges of adapting an artistic film for different culture and a more mainstream audience. There is no doubt that this is truly Maggie Gyllenhaall's film. However, this pushes the story into an area that differs from the original. Changes to the plot, additional scenes with family members, and a...


2020-05-16 • Saturday Matinée

Hamilton comes home July 3. New Mutants gets another new release date. Dave Filoni makes a better pitch for the prequels than Lucas ever did. Disney to release six-part making-of behind Frozen 2 ... hopefully with more 80s ballads. AMCmazon. UnhingedYes, God, YesYes, God, YesJames Vs His Future SelfTHE LIST! Impressing the In-laws! Rob's List Eat, Drink, Man, WomanCrazy Rich AsiansJoy Luck ClubSteve’s List The Big SickThe GraduateGet OutKyle's List Uncle BuckIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad...


La Cage Aux Folles • The Next Reel

When asked to adapt the hit stage show "La Cage Aux Folles" to the big screen, director Édouard Molinaro knew he had to get comedy writer/director Francis Veber involved to not only get the story out of the one-set show and open up the world, but also — and more importantly — to flesh out the core relationship so the film wasn't just all stereotypes. Veber did his work, and with Molinaro's direction, became a huge hit in France. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we kick off a short...