Hardcore Henry | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) & Stephen Lemieux (@StephenLemieux) discuss the 2016 Movie, Hardcore Henry.

A first-person action film from the eyes of Henry, who’s resurrected from death with no memory. He must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers. A man wakes up in a Moscow laboratory to learn that he’s been brought back from the dead as a half-human, half-robotic hybrid. With no memory of his former life, a woman who claims to be his wife tells him that his name is Henry. Before she can activate his voice, armed thugs storm in and kidnap her. As Henry starts to understand his new abilities, he embarks on a bloody rampage through the city to save his spouse from a psychopath (Danila Kozlovsky) who plans to destroy the world.

To download the Hardcore Henry rundown and pics used during the show, click here (it’s a zipped file FYI): http://audio.afterbuzztv.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MTN/HardcoreHenry.zip

The Boss | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) & Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV) discuss the 2016 Movie, The Boss.

A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. The Boss is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Ben Falcone and written by Falcone, Melissa McCarthy and Steve Mallory.

To download the The Boss rundown used during the show, click here: http://audio.afterbuzztv.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MTN/TheBoss2016.pdf

Everybody Wants Some! | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) & Sara Strettong (@Sara_Stretton) discuss the 2016 Movie, Everybody Wants Some.

A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Everybody Wants Some!! is a 2016 American comedy film, written and directed by Richard Linklater, about college baseball players in 1980.

To download the Everybody Wants Some rundown used during the show, click here: http://audio.afterbuzztv.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MTN/EverybodyWantsSome.pdf

God’s Not Dead 2 Review w/ Pat Boone | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), & Mindy Thomas (@MindyThomas) discuss the 2016 Movie, God’s Not Dead 2 with guest Pat Boone.

When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her response lands her in deep trouble. High school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) comes under fire for answering a student’s (Hayley Orrantia) question about Jesus. When Grace refuses to apologize, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate. Forced to stand trial to save her career, Grace hires young lawyer Tom Endler (Jesse Metcalfe) to defend her in court. Endler devises a powerful strategy to show the jury the historical significance of Wesley’s classroom discussion.

To download the God’s Not Dead 2 rundown used during the show, click here: http://audio.afterbuzztv.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MTN/GodsNotDead22016.pdf

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Mike Kalinowski (@MikeKalinowski), Zach Wilson (@ThatZachWilson), Demetri Panos and (@DMovies1701)  discuss the 2016 Movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gothan City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Lauren LoGrasso (@LaurenLoGrasso), and Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) discuss the 2016 Movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a 2016 American romantic comedy film directed by Kirk Jones and written by Nia Vardalos. The film stars Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez and Elena Kampouris. It is the sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was released in 2002. Filming began in late May 2015 in Toronto. The film was released on March 25, 2016 by Universal Pictures.

The Brothers Grimsby | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) and Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV) discuss the 2016 Movie, The Brothers Grimsby!

Dimwitted Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen) lives in an English fishing town with his loving girlfriend (Rebel Wilson) and nine children. For the last 28 years, he’s been searching for his long-lost brother Sebastian (Mark Strong). When the two finally reunite, Nobby finds out that his sibling is a top MI6 agent who’s just uncovered a sinister plot. Wrongfully accused and on the run, Sebastian now realizes that he needs Nobby’s help to save the world and prove his innocence.

To download the Brothers Grimsby rundown used during the show, click here and unzip the file: http://audio.afterbuzztv.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/MTN/TheBrothersGrimsby2016.pdf

The Divergent Series: Allegiant | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) and Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV) discuss the 2016 Movie, The Divergent Series: Allegiant!

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them. The Divergent Series: Allegiant (also known simply as Allegiant, as credited onscreen) is a 2016 American science fiction adventure film directed by Robert Schwentke with a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Noah Oppenheim. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth, and the third installment in The Divergent Series, produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shahbazian, and Douglas Wick.

To download the Allegiant rundown used during the show, click here and unzip the file: http://audio.afterbuzztv.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/MTN/Allegiant2016.pdf

10 Cloverfield Lane | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), and Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) discuss the 2016 Movie, 10 Cloverfield Lane!
After surviving a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard (John Goodman) tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard’s controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world.
To download the 10 Cloverfield Lane rundown as well as pictures used during the show, click here and unzip the file: http://audio.afterbuzztv.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/MTN/Zootopia.zip

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot | Anatomy of a Movie

 Hosts Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton), Zach Wilson (@ThatZachWilson), and Jeff Graham (@JeffreyCGraham) discuss the 2016 Movie, Whiskey Tango Foxtraot!
In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), a fellow journalist who takes the shellshocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.
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Zootopia | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), and Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) discuss the 2016 Disney Animated Movie, Zootopia!
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a fugitive con artist fox and a rookie bunny cop must work together to uncover a conspiracy. From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.
To download the Zootopia rundown as well as pictures used during the show, click here and unzip the file: http://audio.afterbuzztv.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/MTN/Zootopia.zip

Eddie The Eagle | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), and Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton) discuss the 2016 Movie, Eddie The Eagle!

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.

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Race | Anatomy of a Movie

To download the Race rundown as well as pictures used during the show, click here and unzip the file: Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), John Comerford, and Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton) discuss the 2016 Movie, Race!

Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Race is a 2016 biographical sports drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, the film stars Stephan James as Owens, and co-stars Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt and Carice van Houten.

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Risen | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), and Jeff Graham (@JeffreyCGraham) discuss the 2016 Movie, Risen!

In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of an executed Jew rumored to have risen from the dead. Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Yahshua in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

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Deadpool | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Zach Wilson (@ThatZachWilson), Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701), and Coy Jandreau (@CoyJandreau) discuss the 2016 Marvel Comic Movie, Deadpool!

Deadpool is a fictional antihero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist/writer Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, the character first appeared in The New Mutants #98 cover-dated.  Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

To download the Deadpool rundown as well as pictures used during the show, click here and unzip the file: http://audio.afterbuzztv.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/MTN/Deadpool2016.zip

Zoolander 2 | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) and  Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), discuss the 2016 Movie, Zoolander 2!

Former models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel find themselves thrust back into the spotlight after living in seclusion for years. Invited to a major fashion event in Rome, the estranged friends are surprised to see how much the business has changed. Even more shocking is their encounter with Valentina Valencia, a special agent who needs their help. Someone is killing famous pop stars, and it’s up to Derek and Hansel to help save the world’s most beautiful people from a similar fate.

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Hail, Caesar! | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701), Zach Wilson (@ThatZachWilson) and Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) discuss the 2016 Ethan Coen & Joel Coen Film, Hail Caesar!

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line. In the early 1950s, Eddie Mannix is busy at work trying to solve all the problems of the actors and filmmakers at Capitol Pictures. His latest assignments involve a disgruntled director, a singing cowboy, a beautiful swimmer and a handsome dancer. As if all this wasn’t enough, Mannix faces his biggest challenge when Baird Whitlock gets kidnapped while in costume for the swords-and-sandals epic “Hail, Caesar!” If the studio doesn’t pay $100,000, it’s the end of the line for the movie star.

To download the Hail Caesar! rundown as well as pictures used during the show, click here and unzip the file: http://audio.afterbuzztv.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/MTN/HailCaesarAOM.zip

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Lily James) | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Sean Overman (@SeanAustinO), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701), and Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) discuss the 2016 Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (stylized as Pride + Prejudice + Zombies) is a 2016 American comedy horror film based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith that parodies the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice byJane Austen. The film is directed by Burr Steers, who wrote the adapted screenplay, and stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena Headey. In 19th century England, Colonel Darcy (Sam Riley) travels to the home of a wealthy family to investigate rumors of a newly infected zombie. He arrives at the home and sits with the family before taking out a small vial containing carrion flies as a means to detect the undead (as they are attracted to dead flesh). The flies land on the house’s patriarch, whose eyes turn red. Darcy breaks a glass and stabs the man in the throat before decapitating him. One of the young girls in the house retreats upstairs to check on the niece of the recently dispatched zombie. She discovers the niece devouring a servant; the niece then proceeds to attack her, and then they both kill everyone in the house. The Bennet sisters – Elizabeth (Lily James), Jane (Bella Heathcote), Kitty (Suki Waterhouse), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), and Mary (Millie Brady) – have all been sent to China by their father to learn in the art of weaponry and martial arts. Mrs. Bennet (Sally Phillips) wants her daughters to be married off to wealthy suitors. As it turns out, the Bingley family has moved in nearby and are throwing a ball, wherein Mrs. Bennet hopes that the young and handsome Mr. Bingley (Douglas Booth) will win over one of her girls. Elizabeth, on the other hand, doesn’t want to seek a husband. The Bennets attend the ball. Bingley instantly sets his eyes on Jane. Darcy is in attendance and takes notice of Elizabeth, but he makes comments that she is unappealing, which Elizabeth overhears. She walks outside tearfully and encounters Mrs. Featherstone (Hermione Corfield), now a zombie. Mrs. Featherstone converses with Elizabeth, before she is killed by Darcy. A horde of zombies then attack the party, prompting the Bennet sisters to spring into action. As they slay every zombie in their path, Darcy instantly becomes smitten with Elizabeth when he witnesses her in combat. The Bingley sisters invite Jane over for tea at Netherfield. Mrs. Bennett forces her to go on horseback, thinking she will be invited to stay overnight due the oncoming rainstorm. While on the ride, Jane encounters a zombie and fires her gun. The gun backfires leaving a bite-like wound on her hand. She kills it but then spots a zombie woman with her child. Jane hesitates and is attacked by the zombie. At Netherfield, Darcy orders her confined to her room, in fear that she may have been bitten. Elizabeth arrives at the home to care for Jane. While in Jane’s room, Darcy releases his flies to detect a zombie, but Elizabeth catches each fly with her hand and returns them to Darcy. After Jane recovers, the sisters attend another ball thrown by the Bingleys. There, Elizabeth meets a soldier named Mr. Wickham (Jack Huston), who seems to be charming and polite. He tells Elizabeth that he has had a history with Darcy and does not wish to further challenge him. Another group of zombies attack the party, resulting in Bingley injuring himself, and Darcy joining Elizabeth in fighting the horde. The Bennets are visited by Parson Collins (Matt Smith), who intends to marry one of the sisters. He initially sets his eyes on Jane, though he is told that she is with Bingley. He later tries to seduce Elizabeth, and proposes to her, but states that she must give up her life as a warrior, something that she adamantly refuses to do. Mr. Collins later decides to settle with Elizabeth’s friend Charlotte (Aisling Loftus). Elizabeth travels with Wickham to the In-Between (an area outside of walled-in London but inside a royal moat) to a church where some zombies live and worship, while feeding on pig brains to keep them from going completely savage, which would occur if they ate human brains. Wickham wants Elizabeth to join him in helping the zombies. He also suggests that she run away with him, but she remains conflicted. Elizabeth and Wickham then meet with Darcy’s aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh (Lena Headey), a notorious zombie killer with major authority and wealth, to try and persuade her to come to peace with the more “civilized” zombies who do not eat human brains. Darcy and his aunt blatantly refuse. When she arrives home, Elizabeth is told that Darcy has convinced the Bingleys to move away. When Darcy approaches Elizabeth with a proposal of his own, she expresses her outrage at his actions and fights him in a duel. Elizabeth gets the upper hand, and Darcy leaves. Darcy writes Elizabeth a letter to apologize for his actions and to state that he separated Jane and Bingley for fear that Jane only wanted to marry Bingley for his wealth, having overheard Mrs. Bennet drunkenly mention it. Darcy also mentions that Wickham had tried to elope with Darcy’s fifteen-year-old sister for her fortune. Darcy’s letter states that he is battling zombies in London, and that they have overrun the walled city. Elizabeth is then cornered by Lady Catherine and her bodyguard Wilhelm (Ryan Oliva). Catherine knows that Elizabeth and Darcy have developed an attraction toward one another, yet she still wants Darcy to marry her sickly daughter, Anne. Wilhelm attacks Elizabeth, but she claws his face and fights him off, causing him to get crushed under a pile of bricks. Catherine decides to protect Elizabeth’s family and takes them to her estate. Wickham ran off with Elizabeth’s youngest sister, and she must go rescue her. Elizabeth joins Darcy in London and helps him battle the undead. Darcy encounters Wickham at the old church and rescues Elizabeth’s sister. While fighting Wickham, he impales him and reveals a bite mark on his chest, revealing Wickham was undead all along. Before Wickham can kill Darcy, Elizabeth rides in and chops his arm off and knocks him unconscious. Darcy rides with Elizabeth across the bridge as the army destroys the last remaining bridge to keep the zombies trapped within the In-between on the inside of the moat. Darcy is injured in the explosion and is rendered unconscious. Elizabeth tearfully admits her love for him. After Darcy recovers, he finds Elizabeth and tells her that he heard what she said on the bridge. They share their first kiss and agree to marry. The two have a joint wedding with Bingley and Jane, officiated by Parson Collins. In a post-credits scene, the now one-armed Wickham is leading the zombies toward them, ready for war.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV) and Frank Moran (@HappyGoJackie) discuss the 2016 DreamWorks Animated Film, Kung Fu Panda 3. Continuing his “legendary adventures of awesomeness”, Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he’s going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor (Dustin Hoffman). After reuniting with his long-lost father (Bryan Cranston), Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.

The Finest Hours | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701), Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton) and Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) discuss the 2016 Disney Film, The Finest Hours with film consultants John W. Pruitt the third, Paul Roszkowski, and Mike Lute. The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker’s sinking stern. Engineer Ray Sybert bravely takes charge to organize a strategy for his fellow survivors. As word of the disaster reaches the Coast Guard in Chatham, Mass., Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff orders a daring rescue mission. Despite the ferocious weather, coxswain Bernie Webber takes three men on a lifeboat to try and save the crew against seemingly impossible odds.

Rocky | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV) and Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) discuss the 1976 Academy Award Winning film, Rocky. Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. A slightly dimwitted amateur boxer from Philadelphia’s tough neighborhood gets a surprise shot at fighting for the heavyweight championship, while at the same time he finds love in the arms of a shy, reclusive girl who works in the local pet store.

Anomalisa | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Zach Wilson (@ThatZachWilson), and Jeff Graham (@JeffreyCGraham) discuss the 2016 film, Anomalisa. A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of “How May I Help You Help Them?” is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life.

Room | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts John Comerford, Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Tamara Berg (@TamaraBerg), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) discuss the 2015 film, Room. After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.

Brooklyn | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts John Comerford, Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, & Demetri Panos discuss the 2015 film, Brooklyn. An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

The Danish Girl | Anatomy of a Movie

Hosts John Comerford, Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, & Demetri Panos discuss the 2015 film, The Danish Girl/ A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Concussion | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) and Chelsea Galicia (@ChelseaGalicia) discuss the 2015 movie Concussion. Concussion is a 2015 American biographical sports medical drama film directed and written by Peter Landesman, based on the 2009 GQ exposé Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas, and starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who fought against efforts by National Football League to suppress his research on the brain damage suffered by professional football players.

Daddy’s Home | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) and James Lott Jr. (@BlakHopeLA) discuss the 2015 movie Dadddy’s Home. Mild-mannered radio executive Brad (Will Ferrell) struggles to be a good stepfather to his wife Sara’s (Linda Cardellini) two children, Megan and Dylan. The children begin to grow closer to Brad, with Dylan confiding in him that he is being bullied and Megan asking him to take her to a father/daughter dance at her school. One night, the kids biological father Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) calls, and discovers that Sara has remarried. He subsequently and suddenly announces he will be visiting the next day. Sara is apprehensive about her ex-husband being in their home, but Brad convinces her that it is important for the kids that their father and stepfather establish boundaries with each other.

The Revenant | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Stephen Lemieux (@StephenLemieux) and Steve Kaufmann (@SteveKaufmann) discuss the 2015 movie The Revenant. Inspired by true events, The Revenant captures one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

Joy | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) and Chelsea Galicia (@ChelseaGalicia) discuss the 2015 movie Joy. Joy is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell and starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano, a self-made millionaire who created her own business empire. Mangano was a divorced mother with three children in the early 1990s when she invented the Miracle Mop and became an overnight success, after which she patented many other products, often selling on the Home Shopping Network and QVC. The film is a semi-fictional and inspirational portrayal of how Mangano overcame personal and professional obstacles to rise to the top.

The Hateful Eight | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Caroline Feraday (@CarolineFeraday), Isaac Johnson (@IsaacJohnson) and Steve Kaufmann (@SteveKaufmann) discuss the 2015 movie The Hateful Eight. The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American mystery Western black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starringSamuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. The score was composed by Ennio Morricone. Set some years after the Civil War, the story follows eight strangers who seek refuge from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover in a mountain pass.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701), Zach Wilson (@ThatZachWilson), Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton), and Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) discuss the 2015 movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a rag-tag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

In The Heart Of The Sea | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701), Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton), and Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) discuss the 2015 movie In The Heart Of The Sea. A recounting of a whaling ship’s sinking by a giant whale in 1820 that would inspire the great novel, Moby Dick. In 1820, crewmen (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy) aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size and strength attacks with force, crippling their ship and leaving them adrift in the ocean. Pushed to their limits and facing storms, starvation, panic and despair, the survivors must resort to the unthinkable to stay alive. Their incredible tale ultimately inspires author Herman Melville to write “Moby-Dick.”  

The Big Short | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701), Chelsea Galicia (@ChelseaGalicia), Stephanie Wenger (@StephanieWenger), Zach Wilson (@ThatZachWilson), and Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) discuss the 2015 movie The Big Short. Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine is a non-fiction book by Michael Lewis about the build-up of the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s. The book was released on March 15, 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. It spent 28 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.  

Spotlight Review | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701), John Comerford, and Phil Svitek discuss the 2015 movie Spotlight.   The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Spotlight is a 2015 American drama film directed by Thomas McCarthy and written by McCarthy andJosh Singer. It is about The Boston Globe‘s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative unit in the United States. It is based on a series of stories by the real Spotlight Team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup.

The Good Dinosaur | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Stephanie Wenger (@StephanieWenger), Zach Wilson (@ThatZachWilson), and Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) and discuss the 2015 movie The Good Dinosaur. An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. The Good Dinosaur is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film stars Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, A. J. Buckley, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand and Steve Zahn. Bob Peterson, who came up with the idea for the story, directed the film until August 2013. In October 2014, Peter Sohn was announced as the new director. The film, along with Inside Out, marks the first time that Pixar has released two feature films in the same year. The Good Dinosaur had its premiere on November 10, 2015 in Paris, and was released in the United States on November 25, 2015, where it underperformed at the box office.        

Creed | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton), Sean Overman (@seanaustino), and Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) and discuss the 2015 movie Creed. The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. Creed is a 2015 American sports drama film, written and directed by Ryan Coogler, co-written by Aaron Covington, and produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, and Sylvester Stallone. The film stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson Creed, Apollo‘s son, with Stallone reprising the role of Rocky Balboa. It also features Tessa Thompson, Tony Bellew, and Graham McTavish. It is the seventh Rocky film, both a spin-off from the original series and a sequel to 2006’s Rocky Balboa. The film reunites Jordan with Fruitvale Station writer/director Coogler, and with Wood Harris, whom Jordan worked with on The Wire. Filming began on January 19, 2015 in Liverpool, and later also took place in Philadelphia, Rocky’s home. Creed was released in the United States on November 25, 2015, the fortieth anniversary of the date of the opening scene in the original Rocky.        

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton), Stephanie Wenger (@StephanieWenger), and Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) and discuss the 2015 movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is a 2015 American epic science fiction war film directed by Francis Lawrence, with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the fourth and final installment in The Hunger Games film series, and the second of two films based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins. Produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, and distributed by Lionsgate, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman (in his final film role), and Donald Sutherland. The first part of the Mockingjay adaptation, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, was released on November 21, 2014. The story follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), as she prepares for her ultimate fight against President Snow (Donald Sutherland), the tyrannical Capitol and her choices that will define Panem forever, in the final, death defying “76th Hunger Games”. Principal photography on both parts of the film began on September 23, 2013, in Atlanta, before moving to Paris for two weeks of filming and officially concluding on June 20, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. The film was released on November 20, 2015 in the United States, in 2D and IMAX, and internationally in 2D, 3D, RealD Cinema and IMAX 3D in select territories. It is the only film in the series widely released in 3D.      

The Night Before | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton), Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), and Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) and discuss the 2015 movie The Night Before. The Night Before (initially in production as X-Mas) is a 2015 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine, written by Levine, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir, and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film stars Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie, and is about an annual reunion of three childhood friends on Christmas Eve. Principal photography began on August 11, 2014, in New York City. Good Universe and Point Grey Pictures produced the film, which Columbia Pictures released on November 20, 2015.      

The 33 | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Stephanie Wenger (@StephanieWenger), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) and special guest, director, Patricia Riggen discuss the 2015 movie The 33. The 33 (Spanish: Los 33) is a 2015 English-language Chilean survival drama film, directed by Patricia Riggen and written by Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, and José Rivera. The film is based on the real events of the 2010 mining disaster, in which a group of thirty-three miners were trapped inside the San José Mine in Chile for more than two months. The film stars Antonio Banderas as “Super” Mario Sepúlveda, who sent videos to the rescuers to notify them about the miners’ condition.