Friday, May 25, 2012

Matinee Screening: Looking through the Oscars The 2000s Edition

As a continuation of the last podcast, we take the next leg of our journey through the oscar winners from the years 2000 to 2011. The ups, down, who should have won, who did win, and how it all ended up looking back on it now. Direct Download Link Here

Monday, April 23, 2012

Matinee Screening: Looking through the Oscars

After this years Oscars have come and gone, we look back on not only this year, but all of the Oscar winners. Or at least the ones we've seen. We see how the winners hold up all these years later and what they beat out and if we still agree with those decisions today.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Matinee Screening: Stop The Presses

This episode involves our first guest host of the podcast. John's wife Alexa, who happens to be a journalist. Because of her chosen profession, we take a look at three movie to deal with the newsroom, the classic Network, the more contemporary film The Paper, and the vastly underrated gem, Shattered Glass.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Matinee Screening: For The Love of Valentines

In celebration of February's greatest holiday, we take a look at some of the classic romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally. We also throw in the Teen flick, Drive Me Crazy for the fun of it. To round out the podcast we watched The American President which had the added bonus of not only being a romantic film but also served as our movie for Presidents day, which is also in February.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Matinee Screening: No Talking in the Movies

With the silent film The Artist getting loads of critical praise including a "Best Picture" Nomination, we take a look at some of the silent films from the very beginning of Hollywood, including one from Chaplin and one from Buster Keaton, while also talking about the genre of silent films in general.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Matinee Screening: The Road to the White House

This week we take a look at three movies focusing on the intricate aspects of campaigning. First we watch The Candidate from 1972 featuring a young Robert Redford campaigning to be a senator from California. Next we have John Travolta campaigning for the White House as a fictional candidate (who's really Bill Clinton) in the 1996 film Primary Colors. We wrap up the week with Recount the 2008 HBO film that turns the real live events of the 2000 election into a shockingly impressive political thriller.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2011 in Review: Pt 1

In the first episode of Matinee Screening, John and Joel kick things off with a look back at the past year. The entire year. Every movie that either of the two hosts watched from the year 2011 will be reviewed in this first podcast, split over two parts. From the good (Thor and Midnight in Paris) to the less than good (Red Riding Hood and Something Borrowed)

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