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Episode 56: "The Shawshank Redemption"

"Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.” Hosts Serg Beret shows host Patrick Raissi one of his top five favorite films with “The Shawshank Redemption.” Listen as the two talk about the beauty of hope, Frank Darabont’s dramatic direction and why the film is timeless...complete with Morgan Freeman impressions abound. Follow Serg Beret Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat @ sergberet Tumblr @ sergberettumbles Follow Patrick Raissi Instagram/Tumblr @ pachathegreat Twitter @...

Duration: 01:03:36

Episode 55: "Vertigo"

“You shouldn't keep souvenirs of a killing. You shouldn't have been that sentimental.” Host Patrick Raissi gets introduced by Host Serg Beret to one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most loved films, “Vertigo.” Listen as they dive deep into the use of the color green, perform terrible James Stewart impressions and give their possibly most polarizing thoughts on a film considered one of the greatest films of all time. Follow Serg Beret Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat @ sergberet Tumblr @ sergberettumbles...

Duration: 00:51:04

Episode 54: The Kid (Criterion of the Month)

Film A Week Podcast gives thanks to host Patrick Raissi all November long by giving him the reigns with Pat Has Never Seen Month. Host Serg Beret picks four films from a list of films Pat has yet to see (two Serg has seen and two he hasn’t seen as well to be fair). We kick off with our final Criterion of the Month of the year with the master of silent cinema Charlie Chaplin in the classic Tramp silent film The Kid from 1921. Listen as we review our oldest film on the block as well as our...

Duration: 00:46:13

Episode 53: The Spooktacular Cinema - "Phantasm"

"You play a good game, boy, but the game is finished. Now you die." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi end The Spooktacular Cinema series by welcoming our special guest and horror fan Daniel White to the podcast to relive Patrick's 9 year-old self's nightmare with 1979's Phantasm. Listen as they discuss Agnus Scrimm's menace as the Tall Man, the beauty of 70's horror and the polarizing twist ending. Follow Serg Beret Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat @ sergberet Tumblr @ sergberettumbles Follow...

Duration: 01:07:50

Episode 52: "Diabolique" (Criterion of the Month)

"There is only one possible end. We are monsters. I don't like monsters." Murder is afoot on the podcast in our Criterion of the Month and the hosts attempt to solve it with the spellbinding French horror-thriller Diabolique aka Les Diaboliques. Listen as hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi discuss their thoughts on the Henri-Georges Clouzot thriller with the importance of suspense, a complete ass of a headmaster and their theories on who might be haunting our leads. We also recommend you...

Duration: 00:44:53

Trailer-A-Thon 6: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised..."

Welcom to Trailer-A-Thon in which we give our thoughts and play catch up with the latest trailers to hit the big screen. In this episode, Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi hang out with T'Challa as he faces against Kilmonger all while ruling Wakanda in the much-anticipated "Black Panther." Then, DC and Warner Bros. bring their golden band of heroes together in the possibly final trailer of "Justice League." After, the hosts nearly get scared of "The New Mutants" with a horror shift in the...

Duration: 01:44:23

Tangent 16: Mom's Burrito Bell

Welcome back to Tangents, the before, after and in-betweens of recording in which we discuss other topics. On this Tangent, Patrick details his mom's love of pizza and In-N-Out Burger, and her hatred of Jack in the Box. Serg gushes about burrito bowls and describes his strange visit to a Chipotle filled with awkward stares and unease.

Duration: 00:12:55

Presents...Friday the 13th Special: "Jason X"

SURPRISE! "Jason-fucking-Voorhees, that's what's going on!" Hosts Serg Beret and Matthew Reveles return in their Friendly Filmn Perspectives mode to take on Crystal Lake's favorite killer Jason Voorhees...IN SPACE! The two get together to review the 2001 sci-fi take on the dangerous slasher with horrific acting, uploads, sexy diversions and David Cronenberg?!?! Follow Film A Week Facebook/Tumblr @filmaweekpodcast Follow Serg Beret Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat @ sergberet Tumblr @...

Duration: 00:45:21

Episode 51: The Spooktacular Cinema - "The Thing" (Classics Revisited)

"I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is." In this Classics Revisited episode, the hosts decide to take a look back at the 1982 sci-fi horror classic John Carpenter film "The Thing." Listen as the host discuss the beauty of gore and practical effects, the unfair negative criticism the film received at the time of release, and crack several jokes about everyone's favorite medical spokesman Wilford Brimley. Special Thanks to Syntza for amazing "The...

Duration: 01:22:11

Tangent 15: Peanut Busters

Welcome back to Tangents, the before, after and in-betweens of recording in which we discuss other topics. On this Tangent, Serg gives a spontaneous glowing review of 2015's "The Peanuts Movie," Pat dives deep into the 2016 "Ghostbusters" reboot and the unforgiving jerk of a video game "The Lion King" enters the discussion.

Duration: 00:19:42

Back to the Drawing Board: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

"Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world." Back to the Drawing Board returns for October with a two-part look at Spoopy TV starting with the Peanuts classic It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Hosts Serg Beret and Jenni Chante review the 1966 special along with their younger siblings Ian and Hailey for a modern kid's perspective including their views on Snoopy's Flying Ace adventure, Linus'...

Duration: 00:28:30

Episode 50: The Spooktacular Cinema - "Shin Godzilla"

"Man is more frightening than Gojira." Welcome to the Spooktacular Cinema as we take on the horror genre of film kicking off with our 50th episode! Godzilla interrupts our celebration with the hosts taking a look at the critically-acclaimed 2016 reboot, "Shin Godzilla." Listen as hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi gush over reboot their own knowledge on the beloved Toho kaiju, offer their thoughts on why the reboot works and Serg tells a tale of how he spoiled the 1998 remake for an...

Duration: 01:36:14

Episode 49: "Mean Girls" (Classics Revisited)

"That's so fetch!" Fetch is so not happening in our "Classics Revisited" episode devoted to the seminal teen comedy whose quoting limit does not exist with the timeless Mean Girls with special guest Jenni Chante from the "Back to the Drawing Board" podcast. Listen as the hosts have a quote-a-thon, Jenni explains the deep meaning behind the makeup choices in the film, discuss the use of the word "slut" and "bitch," and talk crap about high school. All this and our reveal of next month's...

Duration: 01:00:02

Episode 48: "Lean On Me"

"Do whatever you have to to transform and transmogrify this school into a special place where the hearts and souls and minds of the young can rise." Eastside High School needs some cleaning up and Morgan Freeman is going to make sure it gets done hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi witness the 1989 biopic of "Crazy" Joe Clark, "Lean on Me." Listen as the hosts discuss the terrific performance of Morgan Freeman, over-exaggeration of real life for the sake of entertainment and the generic...

Duration: 00:36:03

Tangent 14: No Tomorrow for Trevorrow

Welcome back to Tangents, the before, after and in-betweens of recording in which we discuss other topics. On this super-size Tangent, we discuss Colin Trevorrow's firing from "Star Wars: Episode IX" and the return of JJ Abrams to the franchise. In the first part, we talk about dream "Star Wars" directors and Trevorrow's ego. In the second part, we discuss the current news of Abrahms, Dave Folini of "Star Wars Rebels" as another dream choice and our first time experiences with drinking at 21.

Duration: 01:08:08

Episode 47: "Dazed and Confused" (Criterion of the Month)

"That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age." In our Criterion of the Month, host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi discuss the Richard Linklater classic coming-of-age stoner tale "Dazed and Confused." Listen as the two discuss the rise of Matthew McConaughey, the jerkassery of Ben Affleck, the transitions we took in our school days and how it acts in tandem with "American Graffiti." NOW STREAMING ON STITCHER RADIO!

Duration: 00:47:48

Episode 46: "Music of the Heart"

"The board of education and the district attorney think that music isn't important. But they are wrong!" Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi go to Harlem, New York with Meryl Streep as real-life music teacher Roberta Guaspari in a generic inspirational teacher film Music of the Heart directed by...Wes Craven?!? NOW STREAMING ON STITCHER RADIO! AVAILABLE ON iTUNES! SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Follow Film A Week Facebook: Tumblr:...

Duration: 00:36:08

Episode 45: "American Graffiti"

"Someone wants me. Someone roaming the streets, wants ME... Will you turn the corner?" Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi head up to Modesto, California to hang out on the final night of summer with Ronny Howard, Richard Dreyfuss and a young Harrison Ford in George Lucas' beautiful ode to small town Americana, 1973's "American Graffiti." Listen as the hosts discuss the film's humor and genuine charm, Ford's turn as Bob Falfa and a discussion on the affects of personal nostalgia. NOW...

Duration: 01:03:00

Episode 44: "Do The Right Thing" (Criterion of the Month)

"Always do the right thing." Considered one of the greatest films of all time, hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi tackle the hood film genre with Spike Lee's 1989 "Do the Right Thing" for our Criterion of the Month pick. Listen as the two discuss the vibrancy of the film, Spike Lee's acting and direction, rising tensions and the significance of the film in today's climate. NOW ON iTUNES! SUBSCRIBE TODAY!…d1246123364?mt=2 Follow Film A Week Facebook/Tumblr...

Duration: 01:09:19

Episode 43: "Grizzly Man"

"I would never, ever kill a bear in defense of my own life - would not go into a bear's home and kill a bear." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi witness the life and death of Timothy Treadwell in Werner Herzog's controversial documentary "Grizzly Man." Listen as we discuss Herzog's view on the chaos of nature, Treadwell's own mental health and how unbelievable the story is as it unfolds. NOTE: There is a audio shift in between a conversation of ours. Luckily, it is not too evasive to...

Duration: 00:39:11

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