Sequels & Prequels

 It's a bird! It's a Plane! IT'S A FRANCHISE! This week hosts dive into the world of Sequels and Prequels and all manner of money grabbing antics! What makes a good sequel? What makes them bad? All this and more!


LINKS:

The Ten Commandments of Writing a Good Sequel

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/screencraft/the-ten-commandments-of-w_b_8235658.html


The Problem With Prequels

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/15326/the-problem-with-prequels


 

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Queer Films

YAAAAAASSSSSSS We're finally getting to the gay stuff, and there was too much hetero so we invited guests Zane C Weber and Michael James form WTF did you make me watch podcast to talk all things gay films, gay tv, gay characters and why, as a cinema, the quality isn't always there...  

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Film Fixes - Super Mario Bros 2

 We're pitching a sequel today! A new format we're trying out, Charnstar takes us on his ideal Sequel to the 1993 adaptation of the Super Mario Bros, with twists and turns and post-credits scenes you won't believe!


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Short Films

 There is an art to the short, after all, that's where cinema started. This week we look at making short films, the pitfalls and the advantages and how we go about making our own short films.


The Heart of the World

https://vimeo.com/115997353

Eagles are Turning People Into Horses: The Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1-Oep9uNwM

The DANIELS

http://www.danieldaniel.us/


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Netflix v Cannes

 What makes a movie a movie? This week we discuss distribution from the cinema to the streaming service and everything in between, with Spielberg and the Cannes film festival both having their say, we thought we'd offer our opinions on the matter.


Spielberg on Netflix

http://variety.com/2018/film/news/steven-spielberg-netflix-movies-oscars-1202735959/

The Cannes and Netflix Battle

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/04/cannes-netflix-battle/558026/

 

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Endings

  In which we talk about the end of all things... or just the ends of movies... but all things sound so much more dramatic...

From happily ever afters, cliffhangers, tragedies and the ending of inception, hosts dive into the art and craft of making that final shot, word or moment play out on the screen.


Movies with Twist Endings

https://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-with-twist-endings/anncasano

The Worst Movie Endings

https://bestlifeonline.com/worst-movie-endings/

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MARVEL Madness - Part 1

The MCU has taken up a huge place in modern cinema, this week hosts dive into the first half a decade of Marvel Superhero Movies from Iron Man to The Winter Soldier

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The Hero's Journey

It’s a swashbuckling, princess saving, dragon fighting adventure this week.  Hosts delve into one of the most ancient and pervasive story forms in the history of humankind: The Hero’s Journey.  Form Harry Potter, to Star Wars to little intimate dramas like Brooklyn, The Hero’s Journey is a wonderful tool for storytelling.

 

Links:

Joseph Campbell’s Mono-Myth

http://www.movieoutline.com/articles/the-hero-journey-mythic-structure-of-joseph-campbell-monomyth.html

 

The Writer’s Journey

https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Writers-Journey-Christopher-Vogler/9781932907360

 

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ROM COM CON

Love is all around and in your earholes this week as our hosts dive into the world of the Romantic Comedy.  We touch on the history of the genre, the best examples and the worst ones as we seek to find out if you can really put true love up on the big screen.

 

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Who Needs Film School?

Tarantino never went to film school, but Scorsese did?  This week hosts and guest Connor McLennan talk war stories and the ups and downs of academic institutions teaching creative crafts.

Also, Shane gushes about the new move Love, Simon and why representation matters to him personally.

 

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Video Game Movies

It's a quicktime event! Quick press XX and Y! Or not.  Hosts are talking Video Game Movies this week! Why are they always so bad? Are there any good ones?  We're joined this week by fellow filmmaker and Video Game nerd Connor McLennan.

Is the new Tomb Raider any good? We get pretty divisive this week over that, Uwe Boll, Resident Evil and much, much more!

Links:

Uwe Boll's Blubberella - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO5wGCO3olw

Upcoming Video Game Movies - http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/games-to-films/26784/31-videogames-heading-to-the-movies

Super Mario Brothers Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtMZKYnLg5c

 

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Dramatics!

HE CHEATED ON ME! LIFE IS FULL OF PAIN! I CAN’T GO ON! This week's hosts get dramatic as we talk about Dramas.  Is Drama a genre? What is bad drama?  How bad is Oscar Bait stuff and why does the Academy favor Dramas over every other genre?  Why is Australia obsesses with the kitchen sink drama as a genre?  This and much much more!

Plus Top 5 most overly-dramatic scenes in movies!

 

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Unreal: Reality TV

Charnstar has been voted off the island and our hosts are joined by Zane C Weber to talk about REALITY TV: that hot mess of confessionals, drama, bitching, challenges, winners, and losers.  How real is reality TV?  Where did it come from?  Are there any good reality shows? Also just how bad is the Bachelor?

Also , hear our Top 5 movies or shows set behind-the-scenes of the entertainment industry!

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Adaptations

THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX dropped and Charnstar is ANGRY!

Welcome to this episode based on the board game of the tv show of the book of the song of the movie!  Adaptations are everywhere and it seems like everything is based on something else.  This week hosts dive into the world of IP, reboots, sequels, remakes and the weird and wonderful world of Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation.

 

Links:

The Howling

The Howling 4

Meryl Streep Stoned in Adaptation

“Dramatize a Flower” from Adaptation

 

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Women First!

We for one welcome our new female overlords. Join us as hosts and special guests, screenwriters Ellen and Rachel as we talk about the seismic shift in gender politics going on in film and television at the moment, from me too, to Wonder Woman’s insane box office and to the horrors of the Handmaid’s Tale: this is a topic that needs to be talked about and talked about more often.

 

How Movies Teach Manhood (The Wizard of Oz TED talk) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueOqYebVhtc

A Movie For Women (By Men) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UBIeK74KYU

The Sexy Lamp Test -  https://fanlore.org/wiki/Sexy_Lamp_Test

How to Change Hollywoods Harassment Culture -  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jill-soloway-lena-waithe-offer-13-suggestions-how-change-hollywoods-harassment-culture-1060165

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Being on a Film Set

CUT! PRINT! CHECK THE GATE!  You too can find out what all these terms are.  This week, hosts dish on what it’s like being on a film set, horror stories, runaway egos and diva actors abound.  If you’ve never been on a set, you may learn something, if you’ve been on a set and done the wrong thing, you’ll definitely learn something!

 

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90's Kid Unite!

It’s flashback fri-thus-mon-whatever day!  Join us as hosts dive into the world of Children's movies and TV shows.  Were kids movies better back in the day or are they better now?  Do YOU remember that show from the 90’s? And we all express just how influential Robin Williams was on all of us.  Featuring guest host Zane C. Weber

Secret World of Alex Mack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DAORNCSkGc

Super Te - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouLJ-dP1Wps

The Animals of Farthing Woo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPz1Zy98bJw

 

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Elevator Pitch!

It’s all fun and games in this episode as our hosts play an exciting new card game made for movie fans!  We forge an alliance between Werewolves and Vampires as they team up to fight Hitler and make Alternate history!

To win a free copy of the card game, like share and comment on our Facebook post (facebook.com/motionpicturerangers) and tell us a movie where they say the titular line!

Buy The Game: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/elevator-pitch-

The Game: http://tinstargames.weebly.com/elevator-pitch.html

Tin Star Games: http://tinstargames.weebly.com/  https://www.facebook.com/tinstargames/

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