Hang On a Second: We Are the Problem

A few weeks back I saw the wonderful film Lady Bird with my wife and a friend.

 

All three of us were totally swept up by the performances, the script, the directing, and more than anything, the incredibly well told and convincing story.  As the lights came up, the audience started to stir and grab their coats (an action I find pointless in LA, you don’t need coats here ya bunch of wussies) and the conversation I overheard boggled my mind.  The room wasn’t even fully lit and the man in front of me started saying, “That was good, but doesn’t hold a candle to Three Billboards… yadda yadda yadda.” I’ve overheard this conversation many times but this was the first time it really stuck out to me.  Mostly because the movie we just saw addresses this very instinct to react to something the moment you’ve experienced it.  In the very beginning of the film Lady Bird and her mom are listening to an audio book, and when it ends Lady Bird goes to turn on the radio.  Her mom stops her and asks, “Can we just sit with what we’ve heard for a moment?”  I rolled my eyes and laughed with the audience, but I think there may be something to that.

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Bryan is the Host and Producer of After the Hype. He loves talking. About everything. But mostly Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, and Batman.
 
He also lives in Los Angeles and works in TV Post Production

Name That Movie For 1/29/18

Five movie stills to test your cinema knowledge!

Took a week off to manage catching up for a lost week of podcasting, but now we’re back and we’ve got five new movie stills to give you a run for your money. Let’s see how many of these you can get. As always, check out our leaderboards later in the week to see how you did.

Here are the rules!

1. First person to guess the correct movie gets 5 points, the second person to guess correctly gets 4 points, and everyone after gets 3 points. There’s no penalty for wrong guesses.

 

2. Submit answers by messaging our Facebook Page or by emailing us at athpodcast@gmail.com. You can answer in the comments below, but it’s visible for all to see and you might give away the answers!

 

3. Points will be tallied on the leaderboard at the end of the week and can be found HERE!

 

4. The rules will be revised and perfected over time, and we will honor the player should any dispute arise.

Let’s do this!

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Episode #220 – Valerian

Major Tom to Ground Control, we’re bringing you yet another episode to catch up for last week. We talk about the Luc Besson passion project VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF 1,000 PLANETS. Special guest Deneen Melody joins us to talk about the flawed yet fun Sci-Fi romp!

 

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A Grammys Musicapalooza!

A Spotify playlist inspired by the Grammys!

With the Grammys coming up this weekend, we thought we would celebrate by making a Spotify playlist featuring music from the previous winners. For this particular playlist we stuck with songs from the winning album, songs that won, and allowed for songs from the Breakout Artist of the Year, provided it was from the album that earned them the award. There’s a lot of fun music here this weekend so hop on over and give it a listen!

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Episode #219 – Dunkirk

Had a little hiccup in our schedule but we’re back and ready to go with a deep dive into Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk. Friend of the show Graham Mason joins us to discuss the nitty-gritty of such a unique film. You won’t want to miss this one!

 

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Name That Movie For 1/16/18

Can you guess the movies based on these stills!

The game is afoot with five new movie stills for you to guess. Think you’ve got what it takes? Put your movie knowledge to the test and then head on over to our leaderboards later in the week to see how you did.

Here are the rules!

1. First person to guess the correct movie gets 5 points, the second person to guess correctly gets 4 points, and everyone after gets 3 points. There’s no penalty for wrong guesses.

 

2. Submit answers by messaging our Facebook Page or by emailing us at athpodcast@gmail.com. You can answer in the comments below, but it’s visible for all to see and you might give away the answers!

 

3. Points will be tallied on the leaderboard at the end of the week and can be found HERE!

 

4. The rules will be revised and perfected over time, and we will honor the player should any dispute arise.

Let’s do this!

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A Foreigner’s Musicapalooza!

A Spotify playlist not from around these parts!

To celebrate the DVD release of The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan, and to show our appreciation for everyone outside of these ol’ United States of America, we’ve compiled a playlist of music from bands and artists abroad. We’ve got stuff from Sigur Ros, Gogol Bordello, Pussy Riot, Junior Senior and Children of Bodom to name a few. It’s an amazing playlist so don’t wait another minute and queue this bad boy up!

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Episode #218 – mother!

We’re back from the long holiday and we’re itching to get our movie talk on. What better way to do this than with an in-depth discussion of Darren Aronofsky’s divisive opus mother! Special guest Johnny Recher joins us to help make sense of it all and to get to the bottom of what it all means. He also does a kick-ass breakdown. There’s a lot here and you don’t want to miss a moment of it!

PLUGS – You can find Johnny in all these cool places:

Unicorn Store, The Purge: Election Year, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Peppermint.

 

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Name That Movie For 1/09/18

Can you guess the movies based on these stills!

The game is afoot with five new movie stills for you to guess. Think you’ve got what it takes? Put your movie knowledge to the test and then head on over to our leaderboards later in the week to see how you did.

Here are the rules!

1. First person to guess the correct movie gets 5 points, the second person to guess correctly gets 4 points, and everyone after gets 3 points. There’s no penalty for wrong guesses.

 

2. Submit answers by messaging our Facebook Page or by emailing us at athpodcast@gmail.com. You can answer in the comments below, but it’s visible for all to see and you might give away the answers!

 

3. Points will be tallied on the leaderboard at the end of the week and can be found HERE!

 

4. The rules will be revised and perfected over time, and we will honor the player should any dispute arise.

Let’s do this!

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