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A movie-lover’s podcast that explores classics, new releases, under the radar gems, and personal gems. Each episode will be another “weekend” at the “festival”. Shawn and guests discuss, dissect, praise, and pan the movies (both popular and obscure) that live rent-free in their heads. Each episode is another weekend at the “festival”, that sometimes features episodes focused on, Adaptations, World Premieres (movies newly released to theaters), Double Features, Matinee Classics (solid movies you wouldn’t mind putting on to kill time), or the filmography of a chosen director.

A movie-lover’s podcast that explores classics, new releases, under the radar gems, and personal gems. Each episode will be another “weekend” at the “festival”. Shawn and guests discuss, dissect, praise, and pan the movies (both popular and obscure) that live rent-free in their heads. Each episode is another weekend at the “festival”, that sometimes features episodes focused on, Adaptations, World Premieres (movies newly released to theaters), Double Features, Matinee Classics (solid movies you wouldn’t mind putting on to kill time), or the filmography of a chosen director.

Location:

United States

Description:

A movie-lover’s podcast that explores classics, new releases, under the radar gems, and personal gems. Each episode will be another “weekend” at the “festival”. Shawn and guests discuss, dissect, praise, and pan the movies (both popular and obscure) that live rent-free in their heads. Each episode is another weekend at the “festival”, that sometimes features episodes focused on, Adaptations, World Premieres (movies newly released to theaters), Double Features, Matinee Classics (solid movies you wouldn’t mind putting on to kill time), or the filmography of a chosen director.

Language:

English


Episodes

DUNE w/ Dan Rice and Gero Alberino | Episode 6

10/26/2021
Shawn and returning guests Dan Rice and Gero Alberino talk about Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE, their personal histories with the book series, why artful blockbusters are important, how it will come across to those unfamiliar with the books and whether we’ll ever see the necessary sequel. DUNE is now in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. The Hard Times thehardtimes.net IG: @lowbrowshawn Twitter: @highbrowshawn IG: @gero_alberino

Duration:01:08:42

No Time To Die w/ Gero Alberino | Episode 5

10/18/2021
Shawn and returning guest Gero Alberino talk abou NO TIME TO DIE, their personal histories with the James Bond franchise, and where the franchise should go after Daniel Craig’s last outing as the iconic character.

Duration:01:09:44

The Many Saints of Newark w/ Dan Rice and Stosh Mikita | Episode 4

10/11/2021
Shawn and his guests, fellow comedians Dan Rice and Stosh Mikita discuss HBO Max’s latest streaming offering “The Many Saints of Newark”, including whether its a satisfying Sopranos movie, where it fits in the legacy of TV to Movie adaptations, why David Chase didn’t just make a miniseries, and who the hell is Harold McBrayer? The Hard Times (thehardtimes.net) IG: @lowbrowshawn Twitter: @highbrowshawn Twitter: @freudmayweather

Duration:01:23:19

Top 5 Studio Comedies of the 2010s w/ Dan Kalwhite, Stosh Mikita, and Coury Brown | Episode 3

10/5/2021
Shawn and his guests, fellow comedians Dan Kalwhite, Stosh Mikita, and Coury Brown talk about the trailer for the new PTA movie “Licorice Pizza” and they talk about the dearth of great studio comedies of late, and rank their favorites from the past decade.

Duration:01:23:44

10 Years of “The Raid” and “The Matrix 4” w/ Gero Alberino | Episode 2

9/24/2021
Shawn and Gero go in-depth on the Matrix: Resurrections trailer and the Wachowski’s career, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and Denzel Washington working with top-tier directors, and talk about the incredible action-thriller “The Raid” at 10 years old.

Duration:01:16:07

Shang-Chi and Michael K. Williams w/ Dan Kalwhite | Episode 1

9/24/2021
Shawn and his guest comedian Dan Kawlwhite talk about the latest in movie news, and what’s on their radar in the upcoming months. Afterward, they launch into a discussion of Marvel Studio’s latest film Shang Chi, the impact the film will have, and what it means for the future of the MCU. Using superhero films as a jumping off point, Shawn and Dan talk about iconic characters and the actors behind them, including the late Michael K. Williams as “Omar” in HBO’s “The Wire”.

Duration:00:57:29