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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After The Credits: War For The Planet Of The Apes

This week on After the Credits, Matthew is joined by Cinapse co-founder and critic Ed Travis to discuss War for the Planet of the Apes.

Duration: 01:02:27

Shot by Shot: Get Out

Perry and Geoff are taken to the sunken place for a discussion about Jordan Peele's thriller 'Get Out,' shot by Toby Oliver.

Duration: 00:44:02

After The Credits: Spider-Man Homecoming

Nerdist's Scott Beggs joins Matthew to discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first fusion offering between Sony and Marvel Studios, and Robert Downey Jr.'s singing career.

Duration: 01:11:22

After The Credits: Despicable Me 3

This week on After the Credits, Matthew is joined by Flavorwire film critic Jason Bailey to discuss Despicable Me 3.

Duration: 00:52:27

Shot By Shot: Batman Returns

Perry and Geoff come out of the sewer and into the streets of Gotham to explore Tim Burton's 'Batman Returns,' as shot by Stefan Czapsky.

Duration: 00:46:22

After The Credits: Transformers: The Last Knight

Matthew welcomes FSR publisher Neil Miller on to defend the honor of Michael Bay and the existence of the Transformers franchise. Also, they somehow survive 'The Last Knight.'

Duration: 00:59:48

Shot By Shot: Suspiria

Perry and Geoff discuss and select their favorite shots from Dario Argento's Suspiria, shot by Luciano Tovoli.

Duration: 00:33:59

After The Credits: Rough Night

Matthew welcomes back Rob Hunter to discuss the bachelorette party gone wrong comedy 'Rough Night.'

Duration: 00:53:14

After The Credits: The Mummy

For this week's review, Matthew welcomes critic Valerie Complex on the show to talk about the Tom Cruise monster remake, The Mummy.

Duration: 00:53:00

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