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Shot-by-shot Analysis of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser 2 (Part 1)

Happy Star Wars Day!! The latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser dropped two weeks ago at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. Like a doofus I actually tuned in for entirety of the Episode 7 panel, which included useless behind-the-scenes photo reveals, mind-numbingly boring cast interviews, and finally the brand-spankin’-new teaser debut—which I replayed 20-25 times that day, examining every detail and creaming all over myself. It was a mess.

I begged Dan like a pestering child to record a new podcast episode with me, but he said “no way José.” So instead, I have an even better companion to chat Star Wars: Jason Heffron. Jason knows a his way around Star Wars but he isn’t a fanboy weirdo. He’s just a knowledgeable guy with good film taste who also happens to be a Star Wars fan. He’s a great person to discuss this teaser with because he has fun speculating. He and I spent a good amount of time dissecting this teaser shot-by-shot because we’re nerds. If you’re a nerd too, then kick back with a tall glass of Bantha milk and read to your heart’s content. This post is a long one… Continue reading

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Ant-Man Still Looks Like Garbage in This Latest Trailer

If you told me eight years ago and that the Fast & Furious franchise would be one of my all-time favorite film series’, I probably would have asked you how in God’s name you were able to acquire the gift of foresight and why the hell would you waste it on telling me which movies I’m going to like in the future? Give me a lottery number you asshole. But most of all, why would I be into a bunch of B-grade race car flicks? Superheroes are what’s happening right now, man. Have you seen the trailer for The Dark Knight?! And Marvel’s making Iron Man dude! The suit looks perfect! Just like the comics! *pushes up glasses with index finger*

What my twenty-o-seven self wouldn’t realize is how much I would eventually bore of comic book movies and how much I would come to love Toretto’a family of misfit thieves and all their wacky escapades. Unlike recent super hero flicks, which have been recycling the same formula film after film, the Fast & Furious franchise continues to re-invent itself. Hopping between genres, the series isn’t afraid to tell a coming of age story, a cop drama, a caper or a spy extravaganza. Each film is an entirely different animal.

The real reason we’re here is to discuss the Ant-Man trailer, but I think a comparison to the F&F saga is apt. Continue reading

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Episode 13: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser

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This week there’s no excuse for you not to tune in (unless, you know, you think this podcast blows). In this week’s episode we yack endlessly about the teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Yeah, the one released in November of last year. If you’ve had trouble with our podcast up until now, it might be because we bully you into watching the films we chat about before you listen. And since the past several weeks have been Oscar-nominated snooze-feasts, no one can blame you for passing on a few episodes. I mean let’s face it, even we had to drag ourselves to Selma kicking and screaming. Continue reading

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