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After The Credits: The Room

12/5/2017
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This week on After the Credits, Matthew is joined by Film School Rejects critic Rob Hunter to discuss The Room and the ethos of watching bad movies.

Duration:00:48:24

After the Credits: Murder on the Orient Express

11/13/2017
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This week on After the Credits, Matthew is joined by Paste critic Kyle Turner to discuss Murder on the Orient Express and all things Agatha Christie.

Duration:00:56:59

After the Credits: Geostorm

10/25/2017
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This week, Matthew welcomes Diana Drumm, critic and creator of the @FemaleCritics Twitter community, to talk about Gerard Butler in space! Also known as Geostorm, a film about a future in which someone does something very sci-fi about climate change. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and support our sponsor, VideoBlocks. Need easy to use stock video? Go to videoblocks.com/rejects to download all the stock video your heart desires.

Duration:00:59:10

An October 31st Kind of Movie (w/ Evan Dickson)

10/20/2017
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Evan Dickson's Totem is the first feature length screenplay he's seen produced, and he's brought three pages of the screenplay with him for us to analyze on the show. The horror film about a widower bringing a new girlfriend to live with him and his 17- and 8-year-old daughters in a home with a vengeful spirit hits Cinemax on Halloween night. We chat with him about writing a fresh installment from a well-worn genre [0:00 - 25:35] and then do a surprisingly competent dramatic reading of...

Duration:00:52:26

Which Horror Villain Would You Fight?

10/13/2017
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Let's say you had to face off against one of horrors famous baddies. Would you rather wake up in one of Jigsaw's convoluted traps? Fall asleep to find Freddy's ugly mug staring you down? Unwrap a Christmas gift only to find Annabelle in the box? In other words, which horror villain would be the easiest to survive? Or the most fun to go up against? Scott and Geoff go over your perspectives about defining the horror genre and pick which villain they'd fight [0:00 - 31:45], and conduct a...

Duration:01:09:29

Fantastic Films with Matthew Monagle

10/9/2017
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In part two of our special report from Fantastic Fest 2017, Neil chats with After the Credits host Matthew Monagle about Brawl in Cell Block 99, The Line, Wheelman, and more. Don't forget to support this month's sponsor, VideoBlocks. Go to videoblocks.com/rejects to get all the stock video your heart desires for only $149/year.

Duration:00:41:25

The Fine Line Between Unsettled and Scared

10/6/2017
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How do you define the horror genre? What counts? Geoff and Scott attempt to nail down the lines around the films that try to terrify [0:00 - 32:00]. They also appreciate some commerce [32:00 - 34:00] and answer your screenwriting questions about on-the-nose writing and knowing when to get out of a scene [34:00 - 65:00].

Duration:01:14:29

The Harry Knowles/Alamo Drafthouse Problem

9/30/2017
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IndieWire's Film Editor Kate Erbland joins Scott to share her reporting on the sexual assault allegations against Aint It Cool founder Harry Knowles. They also consider Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League's responses to the revelation that he'd brought Devin Faraci back onto the payroll only a few weeks after the Birth Movies Death editor-in-chief stepped down following allegations against him last year, as well as more stories of protectionism instead of punishment for assailants at the...

Duration:00:28:54

Fantastic Films with Rob Hunter

9/29/2017
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All this week, the One Perfect Pod team has been in Austin, TX at Fantastic Fest watching strange and wonderful genre films. In a series of special reports, Neil talks to the team about the best, worst, and weirdest of the fest. Up first: Chief Critic Rob Hunter.

Duration:00:28:56

Broken Projector: Boomerang with Razor Blades (feat. Akela Cooper)

8/25/2017
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This week from the Alan Smithee Memorial Studio, Akela Cooper joins Scott and Geoff for a conversation about going from rural Missouri to the writers' rooms of several hit shows [start - 13:45]. Then, answers to your questions about nurturing an undeveloped idea [13:45 - 20:00]; how you know a story idea is worth pursuing [20:00 - 24:25]; how much change your characters have to go through [24:25 - 29:40]; if you should tailor your writing to the 20-something assistants reading for their...

Duration:00:34:00

After the Credits: Annabelle Creation

8/14/2017
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This week on After the Credits, Matthew is joined by IndieWire critic Jamie Righetti to discuss Annabelle: Creation and the cinematic universe of James Wan's The Conjuring. Does the film's talented cast and handful of creative scares make up for some of its half-baked horror tropes? It depends on who you ask!

Duration:01:02:33

Broken Projector: The Answers to All Your Screenwriting Questions

8/11/2017
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This week from the Alan Smithee Memorial Studio, Scott and Geoff cover the basics of screenwriting by answering the most frequently asked questions. Deep breath. An intro note on methodology and where to learn formatting [0:00 - 4:15] A way to rethink the questions you're asking [4:15 - 9:10] "Do I have to move to LA?" [9:10 - 11:28] "How do I get an agent/manager?" [11:28 - 18:10] "Where do I find scripts?" [18:10 - 20:45] "What screenwriting books are the 'right' ones?" [20:45 - 24:00]...

Duration:00:47:15

After The Credits: The Dark Tower

8/8/2017
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This week on After the Credits, Matthew is joined by Birth.Movies.Death author Scott Wampler to discuss The Dark Tower and Stephen King's magnum opus of a book series. Scott also shares his recollections of #19HoursInBangor, an incredible publicity tour of King's hometown that included a sit-down with the man himself!

Duration:01:10:50

Shot by Shot: Fitzcarraldo

8/2/2017
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Perry and Geoff explore the pure madness of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, shot guerilla style by Thomas Mauch.

Duration:00:27:11

After the Credits: Atomic Blonde

7/31/2017
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Matthew welcomes Birth.Movies.Death's Jacob Knight to talk about how expectations match with reality for Atomic Blonde, the spiritual cousin of John Wick, starring Charlize Theron.

Duration:01:11:18

Broken Projector: Comic-Con and the New Rules for Getting Famous

7/28/2017
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This week from the Alan Smithee Memorial Studio, Scott and Geoff ponder a piece at GQ that outlines the new paths to stardom available to young actors who may have to redefine fame [0:00 - 21:25]. They also chat with Nerdist's resident Overwatch fanatic Dan Casey to learn what massive Comic-Con stuff thrilled him and what missed the mark[21:25 - 48:25]. Then, a little game of Who's Wrong to close things out[48:25 - 50:00].

Duration:00:48:42

After The Credits: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

7/26/2017
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Note: The producer of this episode would like to apologize in advance for some audio quality issues. He messed up Matthew's mic settings, especially for the first segment. It won't happen again. Matthew sits down with FSR chief Neil Miller to watch and discuss Luc Besson's fever dream, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Is it the second coming of The Fifth Element, or more like Jupiter Ascending? You'll have to listen and find out.

Duration:00:55:00

Shot by Shot: George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead

7/26/2017
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To honor the passing of a legend, Perry and Geoff look at the seminal work of George A. Romero, 1978's Dawn of the Dead, shot by Michael Gornick.

Duration:00:28:31

Broken Projector: The "Overperforming" Summer Movies

7/21/2017
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This week from the Alan Smithee Memorial Studio, Scott and Geoff offer some insights to aspiring screenwriters and directors about how to use film festival line-ups as a research tool [0:00 - 20:25], then puzzle over why studios can't take the obvious lesson from successful movies [20:25 - 32:00]. We close out with game we like to call Who's Right: Christopher Nolan vs. Netflix.

Duration:00:27:12

Shot by Shot: John Wick

7/19/2017
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This week, Perry and Geoff talk about the perfect shots of John Wick, from directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, and cinematographer Jonathan Sela.

Duration:00:37:20