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Episode #181 – Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest as we talk about the Disney Animated Classic BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. We’re joined this week by Deneen Melody to reminisce about what made the movie so great and to look forward to the upcoming remake to express our concerns. There’s a lot here so you won’t want to miss it.

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A Hype To Remember: Resident Evil (2002)

Let’s take a walk down memory lane to a time before happiness existed, a time before we knew the fullness of Milla Jovovich’s Resident Evil series.

 

Movie trailers are interesting time capsules that don’t get enough credit for being a commentary on the past. They reflect the perceived notion of what was cool at the time, and almost always feature some kind of visual gag, trope, or thematic element that really drive it home that this movie is “of its time.” Since we’re a podcast about looking at media post-hype, I thought it would be interesting to dig into the ol’ trailer vaults on YouTube and find a piece of cinematic history:

RESIDENT EVIL (2002)

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Jonathan Hardesty

I spend too much time on the internet and not enough time fighting dragons. An editor by trade, screenwriter by long-term-goal, and someone who can’t spend a day without making stuff.

Episode #180 – Kaiju Battle

We’ve got one monster of an episode for you this week as we battle it out for BEST KAIJU MOVIE. Sam joins the fight and Bryan presides as the judge. Which monster movie reigns supreme? The answer may surprise you. Check it out!

 

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Friday the 13th Series Ranked

Since movies began filmmakers have been trying to scare the pants off us.

First with a train, then with a gun pointed directly at the camera, and later with a young man or woman pitted against a larger than life monster.  As these movies play out, people die, people fall in love, then die, and a hero arises, and maybe dies.  With main characters dropping left and right, producers quickly realized, people are coming more for the bad guy than the good and then… Great horror icons are born!

 

Through the years we’ve seen many villains come and go, yet, only a select few never fade away.  One in particular has steadily walked his way into nearly all forms of mass media.  After twelve movies, twenty some books, a TV series, countless comic book appearances, and one hugely anticipated video game, Jason Voorhees has sliced and diced his way into the hearts of millions of fans.  No matter how many different places Jason slaughters those pesky teenagers, movies are where he shines brightest.  Not all are masterpieces, one or two might be horrible, but they all have something special, something new to offer.  So I present to you, my ranking of the Friday the 13th franchise.

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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

Movies That Define Me: Scott Pilgrim

I’ve never been able to lock down a favorite film, but there are films out there that get close. They define me through moments, themes, characters, or story, and I think that’s worth exploring. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is one such film.

 

“What’s your favorite movie?” It’s a question that people ask primarily to initiate small talk. For me, it’s a chance to project who I am out to the world. It’s a question I take very seriously, and unfortunately it’s a question I can’t seem to answer. The reason for this is because “favorite film” as a concept is weird to me. How can one film be THE ONE to rule them all? How can it be better than the thousands before and the thousands yet to come? I believe that we can find that deep, defining connection in more than just one movie, and that limiting it down to one experience doesn’t do us (or those movies) any favors. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD is the first movie I would say defines me. Let’s unpack that.

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Jonathan Hardesty

I spend too much time on the internet and not enough time fighting dragons. An editor by trade, screenwriter by long-term-goal, and someone who can’t spend a day without making stuff.

Episode #179 – Blockbuster Round Up

We’re doing something a little different this week and rounding up all of the recent blockbusters to grace the silver screen. We felt that enough had been said about these movies in podcast land and we didn’t want to devote an entire episode to any single one. Special Guest Alex Marshall-Brown joins us and brings her excellent gift of gab to help us deconstruct what worked, what didn’t work, and what tried REALLY hard to work but only gets the silver star. It’s a bit episode, so let’s get started!

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SUICIDE SQUAD IN 30 SECONDS

 

Our co-host Jonathan Hardesty attempts to break down the plot to the much maligned Oscar-winner SUICIDE SQUAD. See how he fares against the forces of evil, or whatever!

 

Check it out and listen to our latest episode on Thursday.

 

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