Episode #191 – La La Land

Loosen those vocal chords and get your dancing shoes ready because we’re talking about Damien Chazelle’s LA LA LAND, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. First-time guest Mike Nayyar joins us to go over what works, what doesn’t, and how the hype surrounding this movie got completely out of control. You won’t want to miss this week’s episode!

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Can’t Get Enough of That Musicapalooza 5/19/17

Can’t get enough of that Musicapalooza? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve got another playlist ready for your weekend!

We’ve got quite the musical lineup for you guys this weekend, ranging from Billy Joel to BABYMETAL (with a little Muppets thrown in for good measure). So sit back, relax, and let the musical stylings of us weirdos get you through the weekend!

 

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Episode #190 – Alien Battle

In space, no one can hear you podcast! That’s right, this week we’re battling it out for best Alien film. The twist: we don’t get to pick which Alien film we’re defending. Elvis Kunesh joins us for this wild and wacky battle and has the difficult task of talking about Ridley Scott’s Alien. Bryan gets the honor of defending Alien 3, and Ryan finds himself at the mercy of Prometheus. Jonathan has to defend Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem, and boy does he try! Chewie provides judgement.

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Sounds Like Another Musicapalooza 5/12/17

Our music tastes here at After The Hype are a bit random, so here’s another Musicapalooza to kick off the weekend!

Better buckle up because we’ve got another weird and wild Spotify playlist for you to enjoy on your dreary commute! We’ve got tracks from Nicki Minaj, Parliament, morgxn, ELO, and more!

 

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Episode #189 – Nocturnal Animals

This week we’re joined by Thomas Ford to talk about the Tom Ford film NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, starring Amy Adams who at this point couldn’t give a bad performance if she wanted to. We gush over the impressive imagery and dive into what makes this film so special. There’s a lot to unpack here so don’t waste another minute and give the new episode a listen!

 

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Wonder Woman: Why She Matters

Go see this movie. Don’t make me have to hurt you.

As you must know by now, Wonder Woman is almost here. The big marketing push hasn’t begun yet, making some nervous that the studio isn’t going to support the film as much because it has a female lead. Others are dismissing the concerns, asserting that the marketing barrage will begin as soon as Guardians 2 hits theaters and stops sucking the air out of the room.

 

“Why does this even matter?” You may ask. “If the movie is good, it will make money. If it’s bad, it won’t! So stop worrying and go to the movies.”

 

If that is what you’re saying, you’re probably a dude.

 

I plan to see this movie about a dozen times, whether it’s good or not. Don’t get me wrong – I hope with all of my being that it’s amazing and blows every other superhero film right out of the water, but it’s getting my dollars even if it turns out to be worse than that one really terrible Batman movie (you pick which one).

 

I’ll explain. It starts at the beginning:

 

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The Weird And Wild Sounds Of Musicapalooza 5/5/17

Our music tastes here at After The Hype are a bit random, so we decided to share our weird and wild sounds with you!

We’ve got quite the odd musical treat for you to listen to either at work, or on your commute TO work. Some movie soundtracks to fit our theme this week as well as stuff from Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Justice, MC Lars, and The Beetles. Bet you can’t guess our theme this week! Just click on any one of these songs and your Spotify app will open right up to play the tracks, and you can continue reading all our wonderful articles.

 

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Episode #188 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

May the 4th be with you! We celebrate Star Wars Day by talking about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and how it gave us all the feels. Emily Blake from Chick’s Who Script joins us to talk about what worked and what didn’t, all the while drinking blue milk of our own creation. If we were concerned about the standalone films before, Rogue One put us at ease. It’s a big episode this week so don’t waste another minute!

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A Hype To Remember: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

All of us here at After The Hype love Star Wars, because… well… it’s STAR WARS!

In honor of Star Wars Day (May 4th) we will be releasing one “Hype to Remember” a day to cover all 8 of the released Star Wars films! Chewie here with a look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

 

First thing’s first: I don’t watch Star Wars trailers before I see the films. I will run out of a theater, stick my fingers in my ears and yell incoherently to stop any information from reaching my brain. As far as I’m concerned every image is a spoiler, a lead to an expectation which will influence my first viewing experience. Everything Rogue One related other than casting I avoided.

 

I did see the one shot with Jyn in Black Trooper armor, backlit on a ship with the narration “This is a rebellion isn’t it? I rebel.” It’s hard to avoid TV spots. The shot though, did give me a little tickle in my chest. I had not seen Felicity Jones in many movies but in that one sec I got excited to see her in a Star Wars film. The line was…kinda lame, like when Han said “Chewie, we’re home” in the teaser for The Force Awakens. Just lame and reeked of Wink Wink from the marketing dept. Boy was I happy that “I rebel” line wasn’t in the finished film.

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A Hype To Remember: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

All of us here at After The Hype love Star Wars, because… well… it’s STAR WARS!

In honor of Star Wars Day (May 4th) we will be releasing one “Hype to Remember” a day to cover all 8 of the released Star Wars films! Ryan here, back again to bring us up to speed with the next generation of Star Wars.

 

After living through the prequels as a huge fan, I kept my excitement in check as Disney bought Lucasfilm and announced a slew of new movies, including episodes 7-9. Of course, I assumed it would be a film about passing torches, and we’d get new versions of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie, Artoo, and Threepio.

 

The first teaser for Force Awakens cemented this, and we got introductions to Finn, BB-8, Rey, and Poe. Everything looked and felt like Star Wars – rolling droids, X-Wing cockpits, and the Millennium Falcon!

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