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Join Alex, Bill, and Jud as they discuss the shape of the media landscape, from trailers and newly released titles to classic, must watch movies.

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Episodes

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

11/18/2015
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With the new Star Wars film coming out, it’s time to take a look back at the classics. Are they as good as we remember? If the new movies are a return to Star Wars roots, what exactly does that mean?

Duration: 00:17:26


Steve Jobs and the Sorkin Symphony

11/5/2015
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Another year, another Steve Jobs biopic, this time crafted by director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin. With its poor box office performance, does this film finally signal the world's Steve Jobs exhaustion? The post Steve Jobs and the Sorkin Symphony appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:20:38


The Man in the High Castle and the Prime Original

11/3/2015
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The latest Amazon original series asks us to imagine a world, or maybe just America, where the Axis forces won World War II. Based on a Philip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle is ambitious in its concept, but will it captivate an audience? The post The Man in the High Castle and the Prime Original appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:23:23


Whiplash and the Rhythm of Storytelling

10/14/2015
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The lack of fresh and interesting movies in theaters this week means it's time to visit a movie that unfortunately flew past us last year. Whiplash, the film that excels in every area of storytelling, is worthy of a discussion. Was this the best picture of 2014? It's time to decide. The post Whiplash and the Rhythm of Storytelling appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:27:14


Sicario and the New Benchmark of Badass

10/9/2015
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Two movies enter, one movie leaves. The Martian won at the box office, but Sicario will win in your mind. Are you ready for the pinnacle theatrical moment of the year? Don't let a mediocre blockbuster blind you from the monumental achievement of Sicario. The post Sicario and the New Benchmark of Badass appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:33:22


The Martian and the Weightlessness of Hollywood

10/6/2015
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The long-awaited film adaptation of our beloved book The Martian came out to a huge opening and rave reviews. How does the shift from page to screen impact The Martian's story? Can the film stand on its own? Audiences seem to think so. Hear our opinions on this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast. The post The Martian and the Weightlessness of Hollywood appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:34:16


Summer Box Office Results

9/30/2015
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Summer box office results are in! Jurassic World led the charge, even topping The Avengers in a shocking upset. That's not the only surprise of the Summer. Listen as we discuss this year's top 10 Summer blockbusters. The post Summer Box Office Results appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:50:41


Turbo Kid and the Indie Nostalgia Film

9/23/2015
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Audience favorite at the SXSW Film Festival, Turbo Kid is yet another movie that pulls at your 80's heart strings. Or is it? Our mixed review goes to show that this film might not be for you, even if you grew up on Nintendo. (But you might love it.) Visit the Turbo Kid Indiegogo campaign page at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/turbo-kid The post Turbo Kid and the Indie Nostalgia Film appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:27:22


Black Mass and the Return to Depp

9/20/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss Black Mass, based on the true story behind Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger. Is this Johnny Depp’s return to greatness? The post Black Mass and the Return to Depp appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:12:35


Slow West and the Modern Western: MF043

9/16/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss this year’s award-winning Western, Slow West. How did we manage to miss this one? The post Slow West and the Modern Western: MF043 appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:27:32


The Visit and the Shyamalan Twist: MF042

9/13/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film The Visit. Is this the long-awaited revitalization of his filmmaking career? The post The Visit and the Shyamalan Twist: MF042 appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:28:41


White Room: 02B3 and the 360 Phenomenon: MF040

9/8/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss uses of 360 degree video storytelling. Can Roddenberry Productions break the code of how to successfully present a 360 narrative film? The post White Room: 02B3 and the 360 Phenomenon: MF040 appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:24:13


Victoria, Russian Ark, and the Single Shot Film: MF039

9/5/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss Russian Ark and the upcoming film Victoria, both shot entirely in a single take. Is the single shot film worthy of its praise or is it just a gimmick? The post Victoria, Russian Ark, and the Single Shot Film: MF039 appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:26:44


Fruitvale Station, Creed, and the Underdog Story: MF038

8/29/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss the upcoming film Creed, the second film led by the actor and director combo behind Fruitvale Station. What can we expect from the Rocky spinoff, considering the filmmakers’ humble roots? The post Fruitvale Station, Creed, and the Underdog Story: MF038 appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:34:08


Disney’s Future and the Nostalgia Theorem: MF037

8/23/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss Disney’s roadmap of films for the next two years. Is it too heavy on remakes and sequels? The post Disney’s Future and the Nostalgia Theorem: MF037 appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:30:15


Ready Player One and the Return to Spielberg: MF036

8/20/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss Ready Player One, a future Spielberg film and a successful book, that basks in the glory of the 80s. Can they recreate the spectacle of such a decade? The post Ready Player One and the Return to Spielberg: MF036 appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:42:58


The Martian and the Promotional Short Film: MF035

8/18/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss The Martian’s newest promotional material, a short film from the book’s backstory. Could this be the start of a new trend in Hollywood? The post The Martian and the Promotional Short Film: MF035 appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:20:51


Straight Outta Compton and the Anti-Documentary: MF034

8/16/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss Straight Outta Compton. Is it true to real events, or does that even matter? The post Straight Outta Compton and the Anti-Documentary: MF034 appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:30:36


Fantastic Four and the Studio Conspiracy: MF033

8/8/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we talk about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four and the studio conspiracy behind its bad reviews. The post Fantastic Four and the Studio Conspiracy: MF033 appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:22:27


Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Review

8/1/2015
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On this episode of the Mostly Fail podcast, we discuss the latest Mission: Impossible film. How does it compare to the rest? The post Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Review appeared first on Mostly Fail.

Duration: 00:29:43

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