New Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Cinematic Royalty’ (The Queen & The Crown)

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney, joined by special guest Sarah. L. Blair, are talking royalty with the return of prestige Netflix series The Crown. They discuss the series in the context of films about royalty, such as Stephen Frears’ The Queen, and how TheContinue reading “New Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Cinematic Royalty’ (The Queen & The Crown)”

New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘A Tribute to Sir Sean Connery’

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney take a break from our traditional format to lament the passing of the late, great, Sir Sean Connery, who recently passed away at the age of 90. We discuss his career at large, talking through the eras he wasContinue reading “New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘A Tribute to Sir Sean Connery’”

New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Hitchcock & Wheatley (Rebecca)’

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney, in a special crossover event with The Movie Palace podcast, focus in on Daphne du Maurier’s legendary Gothic melodrama Rebecca. We focus on Ben Wheatley’s brand new adaptation, drawing comparisons and differences with Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1940 version,Continue reading “New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Hitchcock & Wheatley (Rebecca)’”

New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘The Reality of Comedy’ (Borat)

Brand new affiliate podcast. In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, A. J. Black co-host Carl Sweeney in this episode are discussing comedy on the eve of the release of Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm. We go back to 2006 to examine Borat, the first movie from Sacha Baron Cohen featuring his Kazakh creation, as we tryContinue reading “New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘The Reality of Comedy’ (Borat)”

New Affiliated Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Cineworld and the ‘Death’ of Cinema’ (The State of the Cinematic Nation III)

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney respond to the recent seismic changes in the global cinema industry, chiefly the closure of over 500 Cineworld/Regal cinemas across the UK & the US. We discuss how the delay of 007 film No Time to Die precipitatedContinue reading “New Affiliated Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Cineworld and the ‘Death’ of Cinema’ (The State of the Cinematic Nation III)”

New Affiliated Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Social Media & the Discourse (The Social Dilemma)’

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney discuss the recent Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, as part of a broader discussion about social media in our lives.

New Affiliated Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Legacyquels’

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney discuss the ‘Legacyquel’, the idea proposed by Matt Singer in 2015 of what to call sequels which arrive years, sometimes decades, later – such as the recently released Bill and Ted Face the Music. They look at many filmsContinue reading “New Affiliated Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Legacyquels’”

Bill, Ted & the Dark Fate of the Legacyquel

With the arrival of Bill & Ted Face the Music, we find ourselves facing down the latest example of what has become known as the ‘legacyquel’. First coined in late 2015 by Matt Singer in a piece for ScreenCrush, in advance of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the legacyquel operates from different principles than aContinue reading “Bill, Ted & the Dark Fate of the Legacyquel”

New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘A Tribute to Chadwick Boseman’

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney discuss, in a sadly unexpected episode, the life and career of the late Chadwick Boseman, who passed away recently at 43.

New Affiliate Podcast: THE MOVIE PALACE – ‘Reflections in a Golden Eye’

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of The Movie Palace, myself and my guest Wynter Tyson discuss the 1967 John Huston melodrama Reflections in a Golden Eye.