Discussing screenplays in a book club format
8 months ago

In Bruges by Martin McDonagh | #53

This week, we make up a word, come up with a new hit horror movie, and we discuss the comedic, dramatic, and all around good looking script for Martin McDonagh's In Bruges!

Things to Consider:

  1. Foreshadowing
  2. Purgatory
  3. That ending tho

Matt's Thing: MoviePass

Hunter's Thing: Westworld

Next week's screenplay: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh

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8 months ago

Ratatouille by Brad Bird | #52

This week, we update a classic phrase, discuss the birth of podcasts, and we do the cooking by the book as we discuss Disney-Pixar's script for Ratatouille written by Brad Bird.

Things to Consider:

  1. Voiceover and Gusteau ghosts
  2. The struggle for control
  3. Who's the protagonist?

Matt's Thing: Avec Laudenum by Stars of the Lid

Hunter's Thing: In A Wacky World by EZPZ

Next week's screenplay: In Bruges by Martin McDonagh

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8 months ago

A Hero Calls: An Erotic Thriller | One Year Birthday Bonus 'Sode

We play a fun party game called Buy the Rights!

Thank you for sticking around and listening to us for a full year! As a thank you, we've recorded a special bonus episode for you all! We play a game called Buy the Rights, a movie-pitching party game with ridiculous and hilarious results.

Listen as Matt and Hunter scramble to write an erotic thriller about a super villain who can communicate with ghosts over his cell phone. This episode is especially NSFW (sorry moms!).

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8 months ago

The Matrix by The Wachowskis | #51

This week, Hunter and Matt let out their secrets for sneaking food into a movie theater, we solve the world's dessert crisis, and we unplug from the real world to discuss The Matrix by the Wachowski Sisters.

Things to Consider:

  1. Expedited expositions
  2. Living up to high expectations
  3. Archetypes vs Specificity

Matt's Thing: Deactivating Facebook

Hunter's Thing: 'The Office' Dialogue in Five Charts

Next week's screenplay: Ratatouille by Brad Bird

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9 months ago

Prisoners by Aaron Guzikowski | #50

This week, we discuss crosswalks, Matt pitches his new app idea, and we discuss the tense crime thriller Prisoners by Aaron Guzikowski!

Things to Consider:

  1. Rooting for a compromised “hero”
  2. Motives and intentions
  3. The alternate ending

Matt's Thing: Sasha Sloan Hunter's Thing: Game Night and its soundtrack

Next week's screenplay: The Matrix by The Wachowskis

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9 months ago

Twelve Monkeys by David Peoples and Janet Peoples | #49

This week, Matt and Hunter discuss hoodies, adventures in the Apple store, and break down Twelve Monkeys by David Peoples and Janet Peoples.

Things to Consider:

  1. Limiting information for a reader
  2. Repetition and iconography and repetition and iconography and repetition and iconography and…
  3. Satisfactory ending?

Matt's Thing: Hue Hunter's Thing: The Daily Podcast, 3/21/18

Next week's screenplay: Prisoners by Aaron Guzikowski

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9 months ago

The Grey by Joe Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers | #48

This week, Matt is introduced to the Globglogabgalab, we discuss Netflix suggestions, briefly talk on Annihilation, and then we break into our full discussion on Joe Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers's script for The Grey!

Things to Consider:

  1. Setting up a story
  2. Fear as a motivator
  3. The final fight

Matt's Thing: La Jatée Hunter's Thing: A Very Fatal Murder

Next week's screenplay: Twelve Monkeys by David Peoples & Janet Peoples

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9 months ago

Sixteen Candles by John Hughes | #47

This week, Hunter feels a little sick in his tum, we discuss a WikiHow illustration, and we're less than pleased with how Sixteen Candles by John Hughes has aged.

Things to Consider:

  1. Geeks and toxic masculinity
  2. Setting a high school story (stereotypes and more!)
  3. Could this be made now?

Matt's Thing: Progress Bar 2018 Hunter's Thing: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

Next week's screenplay: The Grey by Joe Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers

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10 months ago

Moon by Nathan Parker | #46

This week, we talk about Johnnys and Joes, Matt offers a pro-tip for what to do at work, and we discuss a fun lil sci-fi script called Moon by Nathan Parker (with story by Duncan Jones)!

Things to Consider:

  1. Gerty
  2. Non-action in action lines
  3. Endings as beginnings

Matt's Thing: Planet Coaster Hunter's Thing: Grammarly

Next week's screenplay: Sixteen Candles by John Hughes

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10 months ago

When Harry Met Sally by Nora Ephron | #45

This week, Hunter sings, we break another new podcast we'll maybe eventually make, and we wrap up our Romance Month by discussing the great When Harry Met Sally, written by Nora Ephron!

Things to Consider:

  1. Combination of fact and fiction (doc vs. film)
  2. The lack of subplot
  3. The lack of main plot

Matt's Thing to Consider: The Avengers – Defining an Act

Hunter's Thing to Consider: If I Never Speak Again by Hearts Like Lions

Next week's screenplay:Moon by Nathan Parker

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