Magic Mike XXL (Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello) | Anatomy Of A Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini and Anna Koppel discuss the 2015 movie Magic Mike XXL. Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance. Most of all, though, he misses the best friends that he ever had, the crew known as the Kings of Tampa. Opportunity comes knocking when the guys look him up as they travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a stripper convention. With the promise of outrageous fun, a reinvigorated Mike can’t resist the chance to join in and take it off again.

Ted 2 (Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Seth MacFarlane) | Anatomy Of A Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek and Demetri Panos discuss the 2015 movie Ted 2. Ted 2 is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild. A sequel to the 2012 film Ted, the film stars Mark Wahlberg and MacFarlane as the title character, both reprising their roles from the original film. It was released on June 26, 2015, by Universal Pictures. John Bennett has been divorced from Lori Collins for six months. Meanwhile, Ted marries his girlfriend, Tami-Lynn, but they fight constantly. Ted and Tami-Lynn decide to have a child to attempt to preserve their relationship. Since Ted is incapable of reproductive functions, he goes to John for help. At the same time, Ted is trying to encourage John to start dating again, but John is reluctant. Ted discovers that John has gotten increasingly addicted to Internet pornography. Ted encourages John to date the first woman he meets. Ted and John attempt to get a sperm donor, and ultimately, Ted accepts John’s donation offer. Unfortunately, Tami-Lynn is infertile, having ruined her ovaries through excessive drug use. Tami-Lynn and Ted’s inquiries into adoption draw attention to his status as property, resulting in the loss of his job and financial accounts. Furthermore, Ted’s marriage to Tami-Lynn is annulled. John suggests that take the situation to court. Since they cannot afford a lawyer, their case is assigned to the novice, Samantha Leslie Jackson. At first they are reluctant to work with her, feeling she is too inexperienced but they quickly change their minds when they discover that she shares their love of marijuana. The three bond as they prepare to present the case. Meanwhile, Donny is now employed as a janitor at the Hasbro Toy Company headquarters. He convinces the company CEO to hire an expert attorney to ensure that Ted maintains his status as property. Donny proposes that Hasbro capture Ted and study him in hopes of discovering the secret to creating more living teddy bears. The court rules against Ted. Dispirited but desperate, Samantha, Ted and John turn to Patrick Meighan, a highly respected civil rights attorney, in the hopes of overturning the court’s decision. They take a road trip to New York City to meet with him, but their car goes off road due to Ted’s irresponsible driving, and the group spends the night in a hidden marijuana patch. While sitting around a campfire, Samantha and John realize their attraction for each other. The next morning, the group proceeds to New York City. Meighan is sympathetic to Ted’s plight, but ultimately refuses the case, as he believes that Ted has not significantly contributed to humanity due to his irresponsible and hedonistic lifestyle. Ted, frustrated over the injustice and jealous of Samantha and John’s new relationship, runs off to be left alone. Donny follows him as he wanders into the New York Comic-Con. Once inside, Donny poses as a costumed fan and asks Ted for a picture, but Ted flees as soon as Donny reveals himself. He steals a phone and contacts John before Donny catches him. John and Samantha arrive at Comic-Con and search for Ted, arriving as Donny is about to cut Ted open. They release Ted but Donny cuts the cables holding up a model of the Starship Enterprise. John throws Ted out of the way, and is knocked into a coma. Donny is arrested. At the hospital, Samantha, Ted and Tami-Lynn rejoice when John is revealed to be fine. Patrick Meighan enters and tells them he has been inspired to reconsider taking the case because John was willing to risk his life to save Ted. Meighan gets the ruling overturned because Ted is self-aware, feels complex emotions, and is capable of empathy. A reporter asks if Ted has any words to say as a person for the first time, so Ted re-proposes to Tami-Lynn. After they are re-married, Ted adopts the surname of “Clubber Lang,” and he and Tami-Lynn adopt a baby boy whom they name Apollo Creed Clubber Lang. John and Samantha happily pursue their own relationship.

Inside Out (Amy Poehler, Bill Hader) | Anatomy Of A Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini, John Comerford, and Demetri Panos discuss the 2015 movie Inside Out. Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated fantasy comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Anderson (Kaitlyn Dias), where five personified emotions—Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith)—try to lead her through life as she moves with her parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan) to a new city. The film was co-directed by Ronnie del Carmen and produced by Jonas Rivera, with music composed by Michael Giacchino. Docter first began developing Inside Out in 2009 after noticing changes in his daughter’s personality as she grew older. The film’s producers consulted numerous psychologists and researched the mind in preparation for building its story. Initial drafts were unsatisfactory, and the production was revised significantly with the realization that interpersonal relationships guide human emotions. After premiering at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in May, Inside Out was released on June 19, 2015. It received universal critical acclaim, with many film critics praising its unique concept and poignant subject matter. The film grossed $90 million in its first weekend—the best opening for an original Pixar title—surpassing Avatar‍ ’​s $77-million record for an opening weekend of an original film.

Insidious 3 (Dermot Mulroney / Stefanie Scott) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek, Krisily Kennedy, Stef Z, and Demetri Panos discuss the 2015 movie Insidious 3. Insidious: Chapter 3 is a 2015 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell in his directorial debut. It is a prequel to the first two films and the third installment in the Insidious film series. The film stars Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott, with Angus Sampson, Whannell, and Lin Shaye reprising their roles from the previous films.

Spy (Jason Statham / Melissa McCarthy) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini, Will Link, John Comerford, and Demetri Panos discuss the 2015 movie Spy. Spy is a 2015 American action comedy film written and directed by Paul Feig. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Nargis Fakhri, Allison Janney, and Jude Law. The film is about the transformation of desk-bound CIA analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy) into a field agent who attempts to foil the black market sale of a suitcase nuke. Distributed by 20th Century Fox and produced by Feigco Entertainment and Chernin Entertainment, the film was released on June 5, 2015. On its release, the film received very positive reviews from critics and has grossed over $97 million.

Jurassic World (Chris Pratt/Bryce Dallas Howard) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek, Roxy Striar, Marisa Serafini, and Demetri Panos discuss the 2015 movie Jurassic World with special guest Courtney Clark! Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The screenplay was co-written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly, and Trevorrow. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B.D. Wong, andIrrfan Khan. Wong is the only actor from any of the previous films to appear in Jurassic World. In the film, a fully functional dinosaur theme park located on Isla Nublar (the location of the first Jurassic Park film) is plunged into chaos as a genetically modified dinosaur-hybrid named Indominus rex breaks loose and runs rampant across the island. A fourth film was initially intended to begin production in 2004 for a summer 2005 release, but endured over a decade of “development hell” as scheduled release dates were pushed back several times while the script went through revisions.Steven Spielberg, director of the first two Jurassic Park films, acted as executive producer, as he had for the third film.Thomas Tull also acted as executive producer;[7] his production company, Legendary Pictures, funded approximately 20 percent of the film’s budget.[8] The film was produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley, and was released on June 10, 2015 in European countries, June 11 in Australia, India and Malaysia, and June 12 in North America, by Universal Pictures. Jurassic World broke several records during its opening weekend, including the biggest opening weekend in North America, and the highest-grossing opening worldwide, surpassing The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, respectively, as well as becoming the first film to gross $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend. It is currently the third highest-grossing film of 2015.

Entourage (Kevin Connolly / Jeremy Piven) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek, Roxy Striar, Nicholas Grava, Steve Kaufmann, and Demetri Panos discuss the 2015 movie Entourage. Entourage is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Doug Ellin. It serves as a continuation of the HBO TV series of the same name. It stars the principal cast of the show, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven. The film was released on June 3, 2015, has received generally negative reviews from critics, and has grossed $24 million.

Aloha (Emma Stone / Bradley Cooper) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini and Sara Stretton discuss Aloha. Aloha is a 2015 American romantic comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film, starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin, was released on May 29, 2015. The film received generally negative reviews from critics and has grossed over $11 million.

San Andreas (Dwayne Johnson) Review | Anatomy Of A Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek and Demetri Panos discuss San Andreas. San Andreas is a 2015 American 3D disaster film directed by Brad Peyton. The screenplay was written by Carlton Cuse, with Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore receiving a story credit. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino,Alexandra Daddario, and Paul Giamatti. Principal photography of the film began on April 22, 2014 in Australia and wrapped up on July 27 in San Francisco. The film was released worldwide in 2D and 3D on May 29, 2015. It received mixed reviews from critics, and has grossed over $125 million worldwide.

Poltergeist (Sam Rockwell / Rosemarie DeWitt) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek & Demetri Panos discuss Poltergeist. Poltergeist is a 2015 American 3D horror film directed by Gil Kenan, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and produced by Sam Raimi. A reboot and remake of producer Steven Spielberg‘s and director Tobe Hooper‘s 1982 film of the same name, the film stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, and Jane Adams. The film was released on May 22, 2015, by 20th Century Fox. It received mixed reviews from critics, and has grossed over $26 million. All seems well for Eric Bowen (Sam Rockwell), wife Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) and their three children as they move into their new house in the suburbs of Illinois. Soon, youngest daughter Maddy (Kennedi Clements) begins talking to an imaginary friend, or so the family thinks. It’s not long before sinister spirits wreak havoc in the home, holding Maddy captive and forcing the parents to consult a team of parapsychologists who engage the supernatural entities in a battle for the girl’s freedom.

Tomorrowland (George Cloony / Hugh Laurie) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Sara Stretton, Demetri Panos, and Marisa Serafini discuss Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland (titled Disney Tomorrowland: A World Beyond in the United Kingdom) is a 2015 American science fiction mystery adventure film directed by Brad Bird, and co-written and produced by Bird and Damon Lindelof. The film stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, and Keegan-Michael Key. The film tells the story of a former boy genius (Clooney) and a young girl (Robertson), who travel to an ambiguous dimension known as “Tomorrowland”, where their actions directly affect the world and themselves. Walt Disney Pictures originally announced the film under the working title 1952, and later retitled it to Tomorrowland, after the futuristic themed land found at Disney theme parks. Bird and Lindelof’s screenplay was heavily influenced by Walt Disney‘s optimistic philosophy of innovation and utopia, such as his conceptual vision for the planned community known as EPCOT. Tomorrowland was released in conventional and IMAX formats on May 22, 2015, and was the first theatrical film to be released in Dolby Vision. Upon its release, the film received mixed reviews from critics and performed below expectations at the box office.

Pitch Perfect 2 (Anna Kendrick; Rebel Wilson) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Sara Stretton, Marisa Serafini, and Phil Svitek discuss Pitch Perfect 2. Pitch Perfect 2 is a 2015 American musical comedy film produced and directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon. It is a sequel to the 2012 film Pitch Perfect, which was loosely adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s non-fiction book, titled Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. The film centers on the fictional Barden University and The Bellas, an-all female a capella singing group. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, and Alexis Knapp. It was released on May 15, 2015 by Universal Pictures. The film received generally positive reviews and has grossed over $121 million, and surpassed the total gross of the original film ($115.4 million) in just five days.

Mad Max: Fury Road (Tom Hardy / Charlize Theron) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Sara Stretton, Demetri Panos and Stephen Lemieux discuss Mad Max: Fury Road. Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed, produced, and co-written by George Miller, and the fourth film of Miller’s Mad Max franchise. The first film of the franchise in 30 years, Fury Road stars Tom Hardy as “Mad” Max Rockatansky, who replaces Mel Gibson in the title role, along with Charlize Theron, Nicholas Houltand Hugh Keays-Byrne. The film is set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, with Max (Hardy) joining forces with Imperator Furiosa (Theron) to flee from cult leader Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne) and his army in an armored tanker truck, which leads to a lengthy road battle. The film had its world premiere on 7 May 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. It began wide theatrical release on 14 May 2015, including an out-of-competition screening at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Critics have praised the film for its acting, screenplay, action sequences, stunts, and direction.

Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron (Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans) | Anatomy of a Movie

( AOM hosts Phil Svitek, John Comerford and Sara Stretton discuss The Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron. Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers and the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Avengers must work together to defeat Ultron, a robotic artificial intelligence bent on human extinction.

Ex Machina (Oscar Isaac) Review | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Demetri Panos, John Comerford and Isaac Johnson discuss Ex Machina. Ex Machina is a 2015 British science fiction thriller film written and directed by author and screenwriter Alex Garland, making his directorial debut. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac. A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

Unfriended (Shelley Hennig) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Nick Grava & Phil Svitek discuss the 2015 found footage film Unfriended. Unfriended (originally released as Cybernatural) is a 2014 American found footage supernatural horror film directed by Levan Gabriadze,[4][5][6] written by Nelson Greaves, and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Jason Blum, and Greaves. The film premiered at the Fantasia Festival on July 20, 2014, and at SXSW on March 13, 2015. It received a theatrical release on April 17, 2015. The film stars Shelley Hennig as one of several friends who find themselves terrorized online by an anonymous person. A variation on the found footage genre, the entire film is set in real-time on a character’s computer screen. The film received mixed to positive reviews, and has grossed over $18 million.

Child 44 (Tom Hardy / Gary Oldman) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini and Anna Koppel discuss Child 44. Child 44 is a 2015 American-British mystery thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa, written by Richard Price, and based on Tom Rob Smith’s novel Child 44 (2008). The film stars Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, and Vincent Cassel. It was released on 17 April 2015. During Stalin’s rule of the Soviet Union in the early 1950s, disgraced Ministry of State Security (MGB) Agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) uncovers a strange and brutal series of child murders by a serial killer whom everyone claims does not exist because it is Soviet doctrine that capitalism creates serial killers, not communism.

Danny Collins (Christopher Plummer / Al Pacino) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini, Alison Dean, Sara Stretton and John Comerford discuss Danny Collins. Danny Collins is a 2015 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Dan Fogelman in his feature directorial debut. Inspired by the true story of folk singer Steve Tilston, the film stars Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale and Christopher Plummer. The movie is about how aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins (Al Pacino) cannot give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager Frank Grubman (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course, and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

Furious 7 (Vin Diesel / Paul Walker / James Wan) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts @PDSvitek @DMovies1701 @JoeKBraswell & #SaraStretton discuss the latest Fast & Furious movie – Furious 7. For PTN’s interview w/James Wan, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RUDUue6q-s Furious 7 (alternatively known as Furious Seven and Fast & Furious 7) is a 2015 American action film. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Fast & Furious 6 and the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious film series. The film was written by Chris Morgan and directed by James Wan. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham. With the previous three installments being set between 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Furious 7 is the first film of the series to mostly take place after Tokyo Drift.

Home (Rihanna / Jim Parsons / Jennifer Lopez) | Anatomy of a Movie

@MovieAnatomy hosts @SerafiniTV & #JohnComerford discuss the animated film Home. Leave your comments below. Home is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on Adam Rex’s 2007 children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday and stars Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin. Tim Johnson is the director of the film, Chris Jenkins and Suzanne Buirgy are its producers, and the adaptation is by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember. The story takes place on planet Earth, where an alien race called the Boov invade the planet. However, a teenage girl named Tip manages to avoid capture and goes on the run. The film was released in theaters on March 27, 2015. Home was promoted with the release of a four-minute short film, titled Almost Home, and premiered at the Boulder International Film Festival on March 7, 2015. Besides lending her voice to the film, Rihanna also created a concept album of the same name — the soundtrack also includes guest vocals from Jennifer Lopez among others. The soundtrack was supported by two singles — “Towards the Sun” and “Feel the Light” — and was met with moderate success on music charts. Home received mixed reviews from film critics.

Insurgent (Shailene Woodley, Theo James) | Anatomy of a Movie

Anatomy of a Movie hosts Sara Stretton and Phil Svitek discuss 2015 live-action film Insurgent. Insurgent: One choice can transform you-or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves–and herself–while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable–and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships. Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Frank Whaley guests on Like Sunday Like Rain (Frank Whaley / Leighton Meester) | Anatomy of a Movie

Anatomy of a Movie hosts discuss Frank Whaley’s “Like Sunday Like Rain” Like Sunday, Like Rain is a 2014 American drama independent film written and directed by Frank Whaley, and starring Leighton Meester, Debra Messing, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Julian Shatkin. Like Sunday, Like Rain was shot in New York City, New York. It was shot in 20 days and included filming in all five New York boroughs in summer 2013. The film premiered internationally on September 27, 2014 at Raindance Film Festival in the United Kingdom. And premiered in the United States on October 6, 2014 at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The film will be given a limited release in early 2015. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy and all around genius Reggie, lives a solitary, bookish life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job. Fate winds her lovely fingers around these two lives to unexpectedly place the inexperienced Eleanor as the new au pair for a skeptical Reggie and the music in their hearts and souls intertwines to create this beautiful story about discovery and acceptance.

Cinderella (Cate Blanchett / Lily James) | Anatomy of a Movie

Anatomy of a Movie hosts discuss Disney’s 2015 live-action film adaptation of Cinderella. Cinderella is a 2015 British romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt Disney Pictures, the story is inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault (with some references from the Brothers Grimm’s version of the story). Although not a direct remake, it borrows many elements from Walt Disney’s 1950 animated musical film of the same name. The film stars Lily James in the title role as Ella (“Cinderella”) with Richard Madden as Prince Charming, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine (the Wicked Stepmother), Sophie McShera as Drisella, Holliday Grainger as Anastasia and Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother. The film had its world premiere on February 13, 2015, in the out of competition section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. It was released on March 13, 2015. The film received positive critical reviews and has grossed over $149 million worldwide. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Chappie (Neill Blomkamp / Hugh Jackman) | Anatomy of a Movie

Anatomy of a Movie hosts discuss Chappie, the 2015 Neill Blomkamp movie. Chappie (stylized as CHAPPiE) is an American science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp. The screenplay, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, is based on Blomkamp’s 2004 short film Tetra Vaal. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman and Watkin Tudor Jones and Yolandi Visser of the South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord. The film premiered in New York City on March 4, 2015 and released in U.S cinemas on March 6, 2015.

Unfinished Business (Vince Vaughn / Dave Franco) | Anatomy of a Movie

Anatomy of a Movie host discuss Vince Vaughn’s 2015 comedy, Unfinished Business. Unfinished Business is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Ken Scott and written by Steven Conrad. The film stars Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost, and James Marsden. A hardworking St. Louis small-business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates, one older and one younger (Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco), travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable and unimaginable way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Leonard Nimoy Tribute | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek and Demetri Panos pay tribute and respects to icon Leonard Nimoy with special guest Adam Malin on the line. “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP.” Leonard Simon Nimoy (/ˈniːmɔɪ/; March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, singer-songwriter, and photographer. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise. Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. Foreshadowing his fame as a semi-alien, he played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in the 1952 movie serial Zombies of the Stratosphere. In 1965, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot “The Cage”, and went on to play the character of Spock until 1969, followed by eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series. The character has had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. After the original Star Trek series, Nimoy starred in Mission: Impossible for two seasons, hosted the documentary series In Search of…, narrated Civilization IV, and made several well-received stage appearances. He also had a recurring role in the science fiction series Fringe. Nimoy’s fame as Spock was such that both of his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995), were written from the viewpoint of sharing his existence with the character. Nimoy has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Focus (Will Smith, Margot Robbie) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini, Phil Svitek, and Demetri Panos dissect and break down all aspects of Will Smith’s Focus! Focus is a 2015 American romantic dark comedy film written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Rodrigo Santoro, the film was released on February 27, 2015.  

McFarland, USA (Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Stef Z, Marisa Serafini, and Demetri Panos dissect and break down all aspects of Niki Caro’s phenomenal film, McFarland, USA! McFarland, USA is a 2015 sports drama film directed by Niki Caro and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from a predominantly Mexican-American high school, McFarland High School, inMcFarland, California, the film stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, the school’s coach, who leads the team to win a state championship.[2] The film was released on February 20, 2015 and received positive reviews from critics.  

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Rob Corddry / Craig Robinson / Clark Duke) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, host Phil Svitek discusses his love of Hot Tub Time Machine 2! Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is a 2015 American science fiction comedy film directed by Steve Pinkand written by Josh Heald. The film stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott,Chevy Chase, and Gillian Jacobs. It is the sequel to the 2010 film Hot Tub Time Machine. The film was released on February 20, 2015. Unlike the first film, John Cusack, who played Adam Yates does not return in this film.  

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Colin Firth / Michael Caine) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek, Demetri Panos, Marisa Serafini & Sara Stretton discuss the new action movie Kingsman! Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 spy action comedy film, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and based on the comic book The Secret Service, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The screenplay was written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. The film stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine.