Episode 44: Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest to listen to our take on not one, not two, but three Beauty and the Beast films! We’re covering Beauty and the Beast (1991, Disney Animated)La belle et la bête (2014, French), and Beauty and the Beast (2017, Disney Live Action). Does Disney magic strike twice, and can the French reclaim their fairy tale?

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Episode 42: Robin Hood

Episode 42: Robin Hood

This Week’s Podcast: Walt Disney’s Robin Hood

The guys talk about their favorite animated Disney film, Robin Hood, as the release of Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Robin Hood sparks their nostalgia.

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The Legacy Collection - Robin Hood

We can’t recommend this enough. It’s a 2-CD set that features 41 tracks and contains over 1 hour and 30 minutes of content. Disc 1 includes the original songs and score from the film. Disc 2 includes bonus material like previously unreleased demos and bonus tracks. This is the definitive Robin Hood collection targeted to die-hard Disney music fans and uber collectors.

Curious about the reuse of animation? Here is a video that shows some highlights.

Episode 41: Alien: Covenant

Episode 41: Alien: Covenant

This Week’s Podcast: Alien: Covenant

Scott and Loren delve in to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, the theologically rich Alien: Covenant.

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Here are some helpful links to help you keep up with conversation.

And the short films that were released as marketing materials that provide a little more detail to bridge Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.

Meet Walter

The Crossing

The Last Supper

Bonus Episode: Muppets! Muppets!! Muppets!!!


This Week’s Podcast: Muppets!

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the show tonight! It’s time to get things started with a discussion about current films, including Tim’s Vermeer, The Lego Movie, 12 Years A Slave, Veronica Mars, and the just released Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Then Loren and Scott jump into their inspirational, celebrational, discussion about the various film incarnations of The Muppets, their mutual love for Jim Henson, and just how they feel about almost every Muppet film ever made, including the brand new Muppets: Most Wanted! That’s right folks, this is what we call our Muppet Show!

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Loren loved Tim’s Vermeer.  You can try to find it playing near you through the official website: http://www.sonyclassics.com/timsvermeer/. And here is the trailer:

We’ve also been watching a bunch of movies! We talk about these films in the first half of the show:

  • The Lego Movie
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • Veronica Mars Movie
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

And, if you love The Muppets like we love The Muppets, here are some of their best films to check out:

  • The Muppet Movie
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Muppet Treasure Island
  • The Muppets
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • The Muppet Show (ok, so not a movie . . . but still totally worth it)

And a couple of Creature Shop movies/shows:

  • The Storyteller
  • Labyrinth
  • The Witches
  • The Dark Crystal

Episode 40: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

This Week’s Podcast:  Raiders of the Lost Ark

Loren and Scott face down Nazi’s in Raiders of the Lost Ark! They also discuss some other films and television shows, including FrozenGravity, ArgoSaving Mr. Banks, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Will they look on the wonder of film and have their faces melted off (EWWWW!!!!) or . . . ah, never mind. Totally going with the melted faces. Hear it all in this episode!

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Phileas Reid, Scott’s Kickstarted comic, has introduced it’s villains, and one of them looks strangely like Loren! Check it out on Facebook now!

We’ve also been watching a bunch of movies! We talk about all of these films in the first half of the show:

  • Frozen
  • Gravity
  • Argo
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

And, if you like the movie we talked about today (who are we kidding, of course you did, it’s Indian Jones!) here are some other great films to check out:

Episode 39: Lawrence of Arabia


This Week’s Podcast:  Lawrence of Arabia

Loren and Scott brave the desert with Lawrence of Arabia! They also discuss some other films and television shows, including Elysium, The Newsroom, Ripper Street, Lifeguard, the remake of The Evil Dead, Pain & Gain, and Ip Man. Whoa, that’s a lot to cover in an hour! Can our intrepid heroes stand up to the task? Find out in this episode!

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Episode 38: Bridge on the River Kwai

Loren and Scott blow it up with The Bridge on the River Kwai! They also discuss some of the summer’s biggest releases, including The Great Gatsby, The Lone Ranger, and Man of Steel.

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This Week’s Podcast:  The Bridge on the River Kwai

  • 0:00-2:10:  Intro!
  • 2:10-2:57:  Scott explains the delay.
  • 2:57-8:36:  The Great Gatsby – check out the green screen reel!
  • 8:36-22:14: The Lone Ranger sparks Loren’s hatred.
  • 22:14-37:08:  Scott addresses his major issues with Man of Steel. You can hear more from Scott about Man of Steel on Broadcast 11 of The Last Cast
  • 37:08-47:08:  Loren returns to the thrilling days of yesteryear by discussing more of The Lone Ranger, and the guys start discussing characterization, adaptation of existing properties, and how movies are a barometer of popular culture.
  • 47:08-1:01:37  What do fans deserve from new movies?
  • 1:01:37-1:16:28:  The guys get off their soap boxes and begin the discussion of The Bridge on the River Kwai.
  • 1:16:281:22:12:  Other movies in the vein of The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • 1:22:12-1:26:13:  Outro!