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Rocky V • The Next Reel

2/21/2019
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How does Rocky V hold up to the other films? Do Tommy Gunn and Duke work as the villains? What about Rocky’s relationship with his son? Does it work? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more.

Duration:01:06:53

Happy Death Day 2U • The Film Board

2/19/2019
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Horror abounds for The Film Board in February and this year is no different. We woke up in the same scary month this year with Happy Death Day 2 U specially released for the sweetheart holiday in the middle of Valentine’s week.

Duration:01:04:30

Rocky IV • The Next Reel

2/14/2019
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Is this the most dated of the Rocky films thus far? Is Stallone losing his touch because he’s wearing too many hats? Did we need a robot? Tune in to this week’s episode to get these answers and more

Duration:01:15:25

The Bachelors • Trailer Rewind

2/12/2019
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Consider yourself warned that J.K. Simmons (and his majestic beard) are going to bring a tear to your eye. This month Steve and JJ take a road trip with the straight to streaming film The Bachelors. It treads on well worn indie territory - new kid at a school, family trauma/drama, quirky moments for comedy - but can writer director Kurt Voelker save these guys from becoming a cliché?

Duration:00:47:18

Rocky III • The Next Reel

2/7/2019
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How well does this hold up compared to the first two? Does Mr. T’s Clubber Lang work as the antagonist? Does Stallone deliver with the characters and story? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

Duration:01:10:03

Rocky II • The Next Reel

1/31/2019
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Can the sequel hold its own to its predecessor? Do the characters grow and evolve in new ways? How are the fights? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

Duration:01:05:25

Lean on Pete • Trailer Rewind

1/29/2019
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A long journey with a horse . . . through brutal environments . . . and encounters with ruthless people . . . no, we’re not talking about Hostiles again. But after taking a month off we wanted to pick up where we were. So this month Steve and JJ are taking on the emotional cliff dive known as Lean On Pete.

Duration:00:42:50

Rocky • The Next Reel

1/24/2019
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How well does this film hold up over four decades since its release? Does Stallone do well at double duty as writer and actor? And is this really a boxing movie or a 70s character piece? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

Duration:01:11:37

Glass • The Film Board

1/22/2019
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The Film Board is respawning for you here this January with Glass from M. Night Shyamalan. Is it a sequel to Unbreakable? Is it a sequel to Split? Or is it something altogether different. The debate about this film should be super with an angle on origin and another on a Special Edition Showdown and openings for more.

Duration:01:01:35

Romeo and Juliet • The Next Reel

1/17/2019
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Is it better or worse casting actual teenagers to play the title roles? How well does Zeffirelli handle the Bard? What are we really looking for in adaptations of this story anyway? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more!

Duration:01:07:21

Rachel, Rachel • The Next Reel

1/10/2019
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Is there more to the film than a great central performance by Joanne Woodward? Can Paul Newman direct? Would Estelle Parsons’ character have made a better character to follow? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

Duration:00:58:05

Oliver! • The Next Reel

1/3/2019
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Do the songs hold up? How strong of an adaptation is this of “Oliver Twist?” Did it deserve to win the Best Picture of 1968 Oscar? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

Duration:00:56:47

The Lion In Winter • The Next Reel

12/27/2018
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How well do O’Toole and Hepburn do playing royalty? Are there any happy people in 1183? How did England survive these rulers? Tune in to this week’s show to hear us chat about The Lion in Winter!

Duration:01:01:49

The Producers (2005) • The Next Reel

12/20/2018
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Did the stage musical need to have a film remake? How do Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick at creating unique performances? Do Will Ferrell and Uma Thurman belong here? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more.

Duration:01:04:51

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse • The Film Board

12/18/2018
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Here’s a gift for the whole family from The Film Board’s clan to yours - The thugs went out and saw our first official show-sanctioned animated film this week, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.

Duration:00:59:46

The Producers (1968) • The Next Reel

12/13/2018
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How well do Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder work with each other? Does the musical element hold up? How about the comedy? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out these answers and more!

Duration:01:04:56

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) • The Next Reel

12/6/2018
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Does the pairing of Brosnan and Russo match the chemistry of McQueen and Dunaway in the original? How does the heist hold up? And what’s cooler – dune buggie or glider? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

Duration:01:05:23

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) • The Next Reel

11/29/2018
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How well do Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway work together? What was the inspiration for the multi-screen images? Has there ever been a sexier game of chess played? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

Duration:00:59:48

Green Book • The Film Board

11/27/2018
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The Film Board spent the holiday weekend giving thanks and watching "Green Book," a dramedy based on the true story of master pianist Dr. Don Shirley touring the American deep south in the 1960s.

Duration:00:54:01

Once Upon A Time In America • The Next Reel

11/22/2018
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Does Leone’s final film need to be this long? How does the story feel compared to his other films? Is this one of Ennio Morricone’s best scores? Tune in to this week’s shows to get these answers and more.

Duration:01:10:00