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John Wick (Keanu Reeves) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek, Sara Stretton, Roxy Striar, and Demetri Panos discuss John Wick which is a 2014 Action-Thriller film directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911666/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wick_%28film%29 Best & Worst: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEUQqQIwBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fau.ibtimes.com%2Farticles%2F571399%2F20141031%2Fjohn-wick-movie-review-best-worst-moments.htm&ei=jBJUVJvaKsL9yQT2q4HICg&usg=AFQjCNE4arfs8zLvrCPKMNRmrYTQNfZDhg&sig2=oAbP-JXX0zj3RwdcrMxpbQ&bvm=bv.78677474,d.aWw Entertainment Weekly: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEsQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ew.com%2Few%2Farticle%2F0%2C%2C20483133_20865430%2C00.html&ei=jBJUVJvaKsL9yQT2q4HICg&usg=AFQjCNGlY6nabpdgwFB_kBdFDgCNBVnrWQ&sig2=UjovFDMIhOKK0oV_d5l3wA&bvm=bv.78677474,d.aWw Official Site: http://www.johnwickthemovie.com/ The Book: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/389228.John_Wick Keanu Reeves Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxOmrFvm1J8

St. Vincent (Billy Murray, Melissa McCarthy) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts John Comerford, Marisa Serafini, and Demetri Panos discuss St. Vincent which is a 2014 Comedy-Drama film directed by Theordore Melfi. A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2170593/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_%28film%29 USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2014/09/05/casting-bill-murray-st-vincent-toronto-film-festival/15148287/ Deadline: http://deadline.com/2014/09/toronto-ted-melfi-bill-murray-st-vincent-830128/ Naomi Watts interview: http://news.instyle.com/2014/10/24/st-vincent-naomi-watts/ National Post: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/10/16/naomi-watts-faced-her-fear-of-bill-murray-for-st-vincent-id-actually-heard-that-he-doesnt-love-everyone/

Fury (Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts John Comerford, Marisa Serafini, Roxy Striar, and Demetri Panos discuss Fury which is a 2014 War Drama feature film by David Ayer. April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2713180/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fury_%282014_film%29 David Ayer Interview: http://screenrant.com/fury-movie-interview-david-ayer-2014/ Collider: http://collider.com/david-ayer-fury-interview/ Steven Price Interview: http://collider.com/steven-price-fury-ant-man-interview/ Michael Pena Interview: http://www.cleveland.com/moviebuff/index.ssf/2014/10/michael_pena_talks_about_fury.html Real Life Tank Veteran: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/11174599/Fury-what-a-real-life-Brad-Pitt-saw-from-his-tank.html Authenticity: http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2014/10/21/behind_the_scenes_a_tank_expert_kept_fury_authentic_107503.html

The Book Of Life (Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek, Sarah Stretton, and Demetri Panos discuss The Book Of Life which is a 2014 Animated-Adventure feature film by Jorge R. Gutierrez.From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2262227/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Life_%282014_film%29 Interviews: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+book+of+life Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_book_of_life_2014/ The Book Of Life Website: http://www.bookoflifemovie.com/ Interviews: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+book+of+life+interviews

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini, Roxy Striar, Sara Stretton, and Demetri Panos discuss Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day which is a 2014 Family Comedy feature film by Miguel Arteta. Alexander’s day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1698641/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_and_the_Terrible,_Horrible,_No_Good,_Very_Bad_Day Search: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alexander+and+the+terrible+horrible+no+good+very+bad+day Cinematographhy: https://www.google.com/search?q=alexander+and+the+terrible+horrible+no+good+very+bad+day+cinematography+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb Miguel Arteta Interview: http://collider.com/miguel-arteta-alexander-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day/ Full Story: http://sharepoint2.whancock.org:8889/elizabethgretillat/speech/Shared%20Documents/ALEXANDER%20AND%20THE%20TERRIBLE.pdf

The Judge (Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Sara Stretton and Demetri Panos discuss The Judge which is a 2014 Drama feature film by David Dobkin. Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1872194/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Judge_%282014_film%29 Robert Downey Jr. Interview: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fvariety.com%2F2014%2Ffilm%2Fnews%2Frobert-downey-jr-makes-his-case-for-the-judge-at-the-variety-studio-video-1201299768%2F&ei=Ka5BVNGjAdCiyAS8pIJg&usg=AFQjCNGll0sevBzBcq1n5t7uhHRepbBX7Q&sig2=U7g5DiZNp3SXNNgKvif7mg&bvm=bv.77648437,d.aWw Jimmy Kimmel Interview: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDgQtwIwBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Db4M4I6FPiwU&ei=Ka5BVNGjAdCiyAS8pIJg&usg=AFQjCNFzY6uL1tZogy1b3tqfYsfo0gv2Sw&sig2=B8d4HfE8Y-2wICnN4Py1Og&bvm=bv.77648437,d.aWw Entertainment Weekly: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEEQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Finsidemovies.ew.com%2F2014%2F06%2F11%2Fthe-judge-robert-downey-jr%2F&ei=Ka5BVNGjAdCiyAS8pIJg&usg=AFQjCNHNApJlfB7ZGioUn5wSYVySuM5PJw&sig2=Ow2RFzoGzKelH4nZERFiVQ&bvm=bv.77648437,d.aWw David Dobkin Interview: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zaki-hasan/interview-director-david_b_5970098.html

Gone Girl (Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts John Comerford, Roxy Striar, and Demetri Panos discuss Gone Girl which is a 2014 Drama-Thriller feature film by David Fincher based on the book by Gillian Flynn. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2267998/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_Girl_%28film%29 Interviews: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gone+girl+interviews Sequel: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCEQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fparade.condenast.com%2F345700%2Ferinhill%2Fis-gillian-flynn-planning-to-write-a-sequel-to-gone-girl%2F&ei=YpM4VN-0CdP5yQTp-4CgBw&usg=AFQjCNEIo9u-ptt1e3JFADuC1-aadSIhXg&sig2=oroQj-wxcEIDrCj2InSHZw&bvm=bv.77161500,d.aWw Variety: http://variety.com/2014/film/news/gone-girl-ending-rosamund-pike-talks-about-shocking-scenes-1201325791/ Rosemund Pike: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CH0Q1ScwDA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wmagazine.com%2Fpeople%2Fcelebrities%2F2014%2F04%2Frosamund-pike-david-fincher-gone-girl%2F&ei=d5M4VPnRHcOoyATr6oDoCA&usg=AFQjCNFEkdzrRdyzvmlsolIJrBnXMxjhVw&sig2=BOGOemz2jvWJ4AtjtBtJfA&bvm=bv.77161500,d.aWw

Annabelle (Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini and Demetri Panos discuss Annabelle which is a 2014 Horror feature film by John R. Leonetti. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia – a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now… Annabelle. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322940/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annabelle_%28film%29 True Story of Annabelle:http://badassdigest.com/2013/07/23/the-true-story-of-annabelle-the-haunted-doll-from-the-conjuring/ Hitchcock Influence: http://www.fastcocreate.com/3036809/how-the-director-of-annabelle-borrowed-from-hitchcock-to-make-a-surprise-hit Don Mancini: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCMQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fau.ibtimes.com%2Farticles%2F569045%2F20141009%2Fannabelle-2-spoilers-chucky-vs-powers.htm&ei=WpU4VKyIDLLP8QHxoIGICQ&usg=AFQjCNHswrufl4dp7aQrDUgv3PGb-wpr-g&sig2=7_rvKSYtKZTW2US9-PvWhw

The Boxtrolls (Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini and Demetri Panos discuss The Boxtrolls which is a 2014 stop-motion animated feature film based on the novel “Hear Me Monsters” by Alan Snow. THE BOXTROLLS are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of a city called Cheesebridge. The story is about a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator, the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher. When Snatcher comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls. Eggs decides to venture above ground and “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save The BoxTrolls family. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0787474/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_1 Boxtrolls Book: https://www.google.com/search?q=hear+me+monsters&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb#rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&q=boxtrolls+book Directors Interview: http://collider.com/the-boxtrolls-interview-anthony-stacchi-graham-annable/ Soundtrack: http://www.soundtrack.net/album/the-boxtrolls/ Interviews: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Boxtrolls+interview Behind The Scenes: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCkQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fculture%2Fculturevideo%2Ffilmvideo%2F11084181%2FThe-Boxtrolls-go-behind-the-scenes.html&ei=3BYvVMonhbLJBMikgqgB&usg=AFQjCNHOK8uMl4jvgOsTAPIwKeJIJe63Ww&sig2=T60bQNcPQeRroRPnkPKYiQ Laika’s Genius At Work: http://screenrant.com/the-boxtrolls-trailer-making-of-behind-scenes-featurette-2014/ Crazy-Complex Scenes: http://www.wired.com/2014/09/boxtrolls-gallery/ Concept Art: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CC8QFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.heyuguys.com%2Fthe-boxtrolls-laika-kingsley-pegg-fanning%2Fthe-boxtrolls-concept-art%2F&ei=JRcvVNyBLouOyATz04HgDA&usg=AFQjCNEgrhWs64DEBc7TIQOqmkjX0zIOkQ&sig2=n-7387N-6Egt9nlzkYFw6w&bvm=bv.76802529,d.aWw

The Equalizer (Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Roxy Striar and Demetri Panos discuss The Equalizer which is a 2014 Action-Crime feature film by Antoine Fuqua. In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455944/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Equalizer_%28film%29