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The new film review podcast that highlights new/old/strange films accompanied with fine spirits to cleanse the pallet. Starring Matt and Jesse, each week will feature The Flight, Happy Hour, and The Nightcap.

The new film review podcast that highlights new/old/strange films accompanied with fine spirits to cleanse the pallet. Starring Matt and Jesse, each week will feature The Flight, Happy Hour, and The Nightcap.
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The new film review podcast that highlights new/old/strange films accompanied with fine spirits to cleanse the pallet. Starring Matt and Jesse, each week will feature The Flight, Happy Hour, and The Nightcap.

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English


Episodes

The Graduate (1967)

5/18/2019
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On tap this week is a seminal classic of film, and one that everyone should see, The Graduate. As everyone celebrates the event of graduation this month, journey back to the film that introduced the world to Mrs. Robinson accompanied with some incredible tunes by way of Simon and Garfunkel. The Flight for the week engages Matt and Jesse into a little contest, by making their predictions for the Top 5 Highest Grossing films of the summer. We wrap up this episode with a Nightcap, discussing...

Duration:01:25:15

500 Days of Summer (2009)

5/11/2019
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On today's episode of Rye Smile Films, Matt and Jesse open up a new film cask titled, "Love is Spelled with an Ex!" The first film on the docket is 500 Days of Summer, directed by the same guy who almost ruined Spider-Man. We dive right into this one by discussing everything from the structure of the screenplay to the intricate breaking of the fourth wall. Our Flight asks, "What is the best use of a song in a film?" We wrap up with a Nightcap discussing the best break-up songs in music. So...

Duration:01:17:55

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

5/3/2019
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Welcome back to Rye Smile Films as we close yet another themed cask with our review/breakdown of the monumental release, Avengers: Endgame. We dive head first into the Quantum Realm as we travel with our heroes for one last adventure to reverse the effects of the mad titan himself, Thanos. Does this film offer up a satisfying conclusion to this era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or is the plot too ridiculous for its own good. We start up with a Flight, ranking our top 3 films in the MCU....

Duration:02:04:42

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

4/26/2019
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This week we stay in the spider-verse with the fan picked film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, directed by Marc Webb. We continue this superhero cask with this failed attempt to turn Spider-Man into a cohesive cinematic universe. Watch as Spider-Man gets as bad as his emo walking days as the cast tries to juggle a script that has one too many plot lines. Our Flight for the week asks, "Which Spider-Man villain would you like to see on the big screen?" We wrap with a Nightcap discussing the worst...

Duration:01:22:22

Spider-Man (2002)

4/20/2019
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Take the ultimate spin with the second entry in our "With Great Power....Part One" cask as we review, Spider-Man. Journey back to 2002 and experience the first big screen iteration of the web-head as he takes on the Green Goblin. Is this film a causality of old age or does it hold a special place in the pantheon of superhero movies? Our Flight ponders, "What are the best casting choices in superhero films?" We conclude with a Nightcap by discussing our favorite animated superhero shows. So...

Duration:01:27:34

Shazam! (2019)

4/13/2019
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Rye Smile Films is back with a new cask titled, "With Great Power....Part One." This cask will be all about superhero films in lead up to the April 26th release of Avengers: Endgame. This week we take a look at the newest DC effort, Shazam! Does this film suffer the same fate as some of DC's other adaptations or is this a step in the right direction for the cinematic universe. Journey with us as we delve into the story and the troubled legal history of the character. Our Flight for the week...

Duration:01:27:08

Pet Sematary (2019)

4/6/2019
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Today we cover the final film in our "King's Landing Part One" cask, the remake of Pet Sematary. We discuss everything from the reasoning to having two burial plots to the drastic plot twist this film makes compared to the book. Is this a worthy remake of Stephen King's classic novel or is does it fail in comparison to its 1989 counterpart. Our Flight for the week ponders, "What is a remake you would actually like to see?" We wrap up this episode with a Nightcap where we pick which director...

Duration:01:29:24

The Mist (2007)

3/30/2019
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Today on Rye Smile Films, we unveil the second film in our "King's Landing Part One" cask with a journey to 2007 and Frank Darabont's, The Mist. This little underrated film is based on a novella by Stephen King and features one of the most shocking twist endings in film history. Listeners beware as this one will feature quite the spoiler. Is this just another generic monster movie or does Darabont rise to the ranks of his Shawshank and Green Mile days. Our Flight for the week ponders, "What...

Duration:01:12:53

Carrie (1976)

3/23/2019
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This week we unveil a new cask and this one is all about Stephen King. "King's Landing Part One" will look at some of the horror adaptations of his work in lead up to the April 5th release of Pet Sematary. First on the docket is the film and book that started it all, the 1976 release, Carrie. We venture into a film that launched the career of both the director and its stars but also one that is a staple of the horror genre. The Flight for the week is a countdown of our favorite scenes in...

Duration:01:29:02

RoboCop (1987)

3/16/2019
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This week, we wrap up our final film in "The Corporation from Hell!" cask which is another film directed by Paul Verhoeven, RoboCop. This insane sci-fi/action film is not only one of those most violent films of the 80s but also a smartly thought out satire that plays on many themes. Journey with us as we go back to witness the death and resurrection of Alex Murphy along with the dealings of the evil Omni Consumer Products. Our Flight is the perfect appetizer as we decide the worst film...

Duration:01:18:26

The Terminator (1984)

3/9/2019
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Get ready for the 2nd film in "The Corporation from Hell!" cask as we go back to 1984 for a battle with The Terminator. Travel with us as we look at all the elements of this film from the casting to the introduction of Cyberdyne and Skynet. Does this film still hold up today or should it have been terminated in the hydraulic press. Our Flight for the week looks back at the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger as we pick our favorite films from his filmography. We wrap up the episode with a...

Duration:01:12:28

Alien (1979)

3/3/2019
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Rye Smile Films is back with a new cask, this one titled "The Corporation from Hell!" This week we take a detailed look at Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece, Alien. This film is loaded with themes and memorable set pieces but it's easy to forget the evil corporation pulling the strings from behind the scenes. We tackle the production history of the film along with an analysis of the unique story that gave birth to one of the greatest cinematic monsters. The Flight for the week asks, "What is...

Duration:01:17:52

Double Indemnity (1944)

2/16/2019
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Today we close yet another cask but conclude with a truly great entry in the Film Noir genre, Double Indemnity. Billy Wilder's classic film is the benchmark to which all other film noirs look up to featuring great performances by Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck. Journey with us as we tackle everything from the casting of the film to its dark themes of betrayal, murder, and romance. Our Flight for the week asks, "What is the most un-orthodox film couple" to go along with the Valentine's...

Duration:01:14:21

Basic Instinct (1992)

2/9/2019
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Welcome back as we unveil the next film in our "Gun and the Girl" cask which is Basic Instinct. This taut thriller, directed by Paul Verhoeven, spawned a slew of imitators but none could ever match the relentlessness of the seductive Catherine Tramell. Journey with us as we look at the themes and the production history and lets prepare to cleanse the pallet with a trip to the early 90s. Our Flight for the week asks, "What is the most misleading movie trailer you've ever seen?" We wrap up our...

Duration:01:14:49

Serenity (2019)

2/2/2019
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WTF! The only way to describe this week's film. Journey with us as we unveil the next cask in our series titled "The Gun and the Girl." This is going to be a dark, strange trip into the genre known as Film Noir. The first stop down the dark alley is a look at the film, Serenity, starring two Academy Award winning actors. Serenity follows the tropes of a traditional Film Noir that houses a deep, dark secret. The flight for the week asks, "What's the best on-screen chemistry we've seen in film...

Duration:01:15:56

Glass (2019)

1/26/2019
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Today, we disembark on the final stop of Eastrail 177 with the highly anticipated release of Glass. A sequel, 19 years in the making, is something fans have been clamoring for since the that fateful twist ending at the end of Unbreakable. Is this the satisfying conclusion to the remarkable trilogy, or does Shyamalan revert back to those dark days of the later 2000s. Journey with us as we breakdown the film for all its brilliance and shortcomings. The flight for this week asks, "What is the...

Duration:01:22:40

Split (2017)

1/19/2019
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Welcome back to Rye Smile Films! This week we continue our trek on Eastrail 177 with a trip to the world of Split starring James McAvoy. This film serves as the delicious appetizer to this week's release of Glass. Is Split a return to form for M. Night Shyamalan or is this another serious misstep for the once promising director? The flight for this week plays "what if" and what sequel we could erase from human existence. Our night cap for the week asks, "What is one sequel we never got, that...

Duration:01:16:51

Unbreakable (2000)

1/19/2019
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Welcome to the inaugural episode of Rye Smile Films, the new film review podcast that highlights new/old and strange films. In anticipation of the release of the film, Glass, we look at the film that started it all, Unbreakable. Does the first part of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy suffer the same fate of some of Shyamalan’s other films, or is it a criminally underated classic. Our flight for the week will also include a review of the most surprising and disappoint films of 2018. We conclude with...

Duration:01:22:36