Doctor Strange
May05

Doctor Strange

A mystical return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe we love so very much. This one took us a while to get our heads around. On walking out of the cinema Sharon declared it as possibly her favourite of the MCU entries, which, if you know her, is saying something. Alex on the other hand had doubts about why it failed to make such a huge impact on him, and they took several months of mulling over and three viewings on blu ray to really nail this one down. Guests Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse And Neil Taylor of TheKidDogg New Century on Bandcamp Next Week: Transmetropolitan. Get hold of Book 1: Back on the Street. https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/dxacyk/192_Doctor_Strange.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Apr28

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

This is another commissioned show, and you have Jason Ronson to thank, because we wouldn’t have done this movie for a long time, and when we did we would have spent half the time we did, delving beneath the surface. We felt, since we always like to give you guys value for money, that we would go all-out. And it’s not a movie we love, in fact there are elements of it that drive one or both of us up the wall, and we make no bones about its issues. But we also look for what they were attempting, and the reasons why this failed to wrangle a suitable audience upon theatrical release. Book fans, we have you covered, and Alex Maskill joins us to fact-check the details of the six volumes. This is also the podcast where I finally explain the “No Anime” rule. If anyone asks for anime in future, this will be the show I point them to. The Cornetto trilogy will eventually happen. One of them is a little bit patchy for us, but gets better with repeat viewings, kind of like Scott Pilgrim, the other two are among the most perfectly crafted comedies ever made. And the books to track down and read for the episode we’re doing in two weeks are called Transmetropoiltan, Vol 1 Back on the Street, and Vol. 2: Lust for Life, by Warren Ellis. https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/qdkkm8/Scott_Pilgrim_vs_The_World.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Hamilton
Feb17

Hamilton

This is yet another very special episode. We get swept up in the Broadway musical phenomenon about one of America’s relatively unsung founding fathers, presented to modern audiences as a hip-hopera. It was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the songwriter for Moana. It is amazing. It is available to hear all over YouTube and the soundtrack (which will almost certainly end up on repeat in your house) will be one of the most valued things you buy all year. If you’ve never heard of it, or you’ve only heard some talk and a few songs, you should listen to the first two hours of this show as we set the scene for you and explore the characters. Then go listen or even go see it and come back for the last hour which is all spoilerific endgame material. Joining Sharon and I are Harrison Brockwell, Kaoru Negisa, Jesse Ferguson and Andy Rodriguez. While there are clips and snippets of the 46 songs throughout the show, the following 12 are played in their entirety in this order. 1.   Yorktown 2.   Alexander Hamilton 3.   Aaron Burr, Sir 4.   My Shot 5.   You’ll Be Back 6.   The Schuyler Sisters 7.   Satisfied 8.   Cabinet Battle #1 9.   History Has Its Eyes On You 10.   Say No to This 11.   Burn 12.   One Last Time Arlington on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZVX4S6/ref=pd_sim_351_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WJEMN41ACEYCS843MBTM Arlington on Bandcamp: https://newcentury.bandcamp.com/album/new-century-arlington https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/87dce5/Hamilton.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Beauty and the Beast
Jan27

Beauty and the Beast

Get ready for a show of epic proportions, and a roller-coaster journey through the making of an absolute classic. Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits and Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse join us for a deep study into what made this work so well, and why it manages what so many of the previous films in the canon couldn’t quite reach. Every aspect is discussed, from animation to music, to rejected ideas, to what makes Beast and Belle so endlessly appealing and what function the supporting cast serve. This is either one to absorb in two sittings or a long evening spent watching the movie with the sound off at the same time… twice. Extra Credits: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz Cane and Rinse: http://caneandrinse.com/ Support our shows on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexandershaw Come listen to my audio drama series, New Century: http://newcenturyshow.podbean.com/ https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/889uda/183_Beauty_and_the_Beast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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