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Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back | Watchalong!

Sync up your Blurays and join Jedi Alliance hosts Joseph Scrimshaw and Mark Donica in watching Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back with guest host Mike Black! The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film’s story and serving as executive producer. The second release in the Star Wars franchise, it was produced by Gary Kurtz for Lucasfilm Ltd. and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford,Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and Frank Oz. The film is set three years after Star Wars. The Galactic Empire, under the leadership of the villainous Darth Vaderand the Emperor Palpatine, is in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. While Vader chases a small band of Luke’s friends—Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and others—across the galaxy, Luke studies theForce under Jedi Master Yoda. When Vader captures Luke’s friends, Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a full Jedi Knight or to confront Vader and save them. Following a difficult production, The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21, 1980. It received mixed reviews from critics initially but has since grown in esteem, becoming the most critically acclaimed chapter in the Star Warssaga; it is now widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. It became the highest-grossing film of 1980 and, to date, has earned more than $538 million worldwide from its original run and several re-releases. When adjusted for inflation, it is the 12th-highest-grossing film in North America. A sequel, titled Return of the Jedi, was released in 1983. In 2010, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.” Download, Rate and Review the Audio Version on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/watchalong!/id1050050922?mt=2

Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie Review | Otaku Movie Anatomy

Otaku Movie Anatomy hosts Michelle ChubbyBunny, Yume Ninja, and guest host Maxwell Song review Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie with special guest Elizabeth Maxwell! Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie is a 2015 anime science fiction film directed by Kazuya Nomura. A continuation of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise story arc, The New Movie is the latest film in the series produced by Japanese studio Production I.G., and the first feature since Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society in 2006. The film is a continuation to the plot of the Pyrophoric Cultepisode of Arise, and ties up loose ends from that arc.

Casino Royale Review | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Casino Royale with special guest Cathy Kelley! Casino Royale (2006) is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by Martin Campbell and written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis, the film marks the third screen adaptation of Ian Fleming‘s 1953 novel of the same name. Casino Royale is set at the beginning of Bond’s career as Agent 007, just as he is earning his licence to kill. After preventing a terrorist attack at Miami International Airport, Bond falls in love with Vesper Lynd, the treasury employee assigned to provide the money he needs to bankrupt a terrorist financier, Le Chiffre, by beating him in a high-stakes pokergame. The story arc continues in the following Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008), with implicit and explicit references to characters and events in Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

Matthew A. Brown, Ashley C. Williams, and Ryan Cooper discusses Julia on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, hosts Kristen Snyder and Ryan Malaty interview Matthew A. Brown, Ryan Cooper, and Ashley C. Williams from Julia in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. @ThePopcornTalk

Zombeavers w/ Cortney Palm | Netflix & Chill

Join us for an evening of Netflix and Chilling with Bob Finstock and Cameron Louis. Joined every episode by a special guest. This episode they are joined by one of the stars of Zombeavers, Cortney Palm to give comedic commentary on Zombeavers. Sit back. Relax. Ignore our forward advances and enjoy. Zombeavers is a 2015 American horror comedy film directed by Jordan Rubin, based on a script by Al Kaplan, Jordan Rubin, and Jon Kaplan. The film follows a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin that are attacked by a swarm of zombie beavers. A trailer for the film was released in early February 2014 and went viral. The film had its world premiere on April 19, 2014, at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film was released in the U.S. on March 20, 2015. In December 2014, Zombeavers was released on DVD. Download, Rate and Review the Audio Version on iTunes!

This Week In Movies With The Movie Chickk – October 6th, 2015

Popcorn Talk Network, in partnership with TheMovieChickk.com bring you a weekly all girl Movie News show dedicated to movie discussion, trailer talk, film reviews, and speculation. Hosted by TheMoviechickk’s Krisily Kennedy and produces by Popcorn Talk, it’s your weekly staple for Movie News Discussion.

Looper (Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt) Review | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Looper! Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. In the film, time travel is invented by the year 2074 (although it is immediately outlawed) and is used by criminal organizations to send those they want killed into the past where they are killed by “loopers”, assassins paid with silver bars strapped to their targets. Joe, a looper, encounters himself when his older self is sent back in time to be killed. Looper was selected as the opening film of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. It was released in Australia on September 27, 2012, and in the US and the UK on September 28, 2012 by TriStar Pictures and FilmDistrict in the US, and Entertainment One in the UK.

Box Office Breakdown for October 2nd – October 4th, 2015

What films beat the box office?! Who’s in the lead and who’s heading out!? Find out on Box Office Breakdown. Popcorn Talk proudly presents a weekly vodcast series that breaks down the US domestic numbers for the three day weekend and gives you Cineplex’s winners and losers. It’s Popcorn Talk’s Box Office Breakdown. In this episode JTE (Josh the Engineer), Lack-of-social-media-Sara Stretton, and Mad Man Tom Dagnino discuss numbers forSeptember 25th – September 27th, 2015, 2015. JTE On Twitter @SchmoesJTE Finstock on Twitter: @bobfinstock

This Week In Movies With The Movie Chickk – September 29th, 2015

Popcorn Talk Network, in partnership with TheMovieChickk.com bring you a weekly all girl Movie News show dedicated to movie discussion, trailer talk, film reviews, and speculation. Hosted by TheMoviechickk’s Krisily Kennedy and produces by Popcorn Talk, it’s your weekly staple for Movie News Discussion.

Box Office Breakdown for September 25th – September 27th, 2015

What films beat the box office?! Who’s in the lead and who’s heading out!? Find out on Box Office Breakdown. Popcorn Talk proudly presents a weekly vodcast series that breaks down the US domestic numbers for the three day weekend and gives you Cineplex’s winners and losers. It’s Popcorn Talk’s Box Office Breakdown. In this episode JTE (Josh the Engineer), Lack-of-social-media-Sara Stretton, and Mad Man Tom Dagnino discuss numbers forSeptember 25th – September 27th, 2015, 2015. JTE On Twitter @SchmoesJTE Finstock on Twitter: @bobfinstock

Box Office Breakdown for September 11th – September 13th, 2015

What films beat the box office?! Who’s in the lead and who’s heading out!? Find out on Box Office Breakdown. Popcorn Talk proudly presents a weekly vodcast series that breaks down the US domestic numbers for the three day weekend and gives you Cineplex’s winners and losers. It’s Popcorn Talk’s Box Office Breakdown. In this episode JTE (Josh the Engineer), Lack-of-social-media-Sara Stretton, and Mad Man Tom Dagnino discuss numbers for September 11th – September 13th, 2015. JTE On Twitter @SchmoesJTE Finstock on Twitter: @bobfinstock

The Transporter Refueled | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Sara Stretton, and Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) discuss the 2015 movie The Transporter Refueled. In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin. Frank Martin is living a less perilous lifestyle, or so he thinks, transporting classified packages for questionable people. Things get complicated when femme fatale Anna and her three accomplices orchestrate a bank heist and the kidnapping of Frank’s father. It’s all part of a grand plan to take down the human trafficker who victimized her years earlier. Now a pawn in her vengeful scheme, the former special-operations mercenary must use his covert skills to play Anna’s dangerous game.

Box Office Breakdown for September 4th – September 6th, 2015

What films beat the box office?! Who’s in the lead and who’s heading out!? Find out on Box Office Breakdown. Popcorn Talk proudly presents a weekly vodcast series that breaks down the US domestic numbers for the three day weekend and gives you Cineplex’s winners and losers. It’s Popcorn Talk’s Box Office Breakdown. In this episode JTE (Josh the Engineer), Lack-of-social-media-Sara Stretton, and Mad Man Tom Dagnino discuss numbers for August 28th – August 30th, 2015. JTE On Twitter @SchmoesJTE Finstock on Twitter: @bobfinstock

We Are Your Friends (Zac Efron) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), and Lauren LoGrasso (@LoLoLogro) discuss the 2015 movie We Are Your Friends. Caught between a forbidden romance and the expectations of his friends, aspiring DJ Cole Carter attempts to find the path in life that leads to fame and fortune. Young Cole Carter (Zac Efron) dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging with buddies and working on the one track that will set the world on fire. Opportunity comes knocking when he meets James Reed, a charismatic DJ who takes the 23-year-old under his wing. Soon, his seemingly clear path to success gets complicated when he starts falling for his mentor’s girlfriend, jeopardizing his new friendship and the future he seems destined to fulfill.

Z For Zachariah | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) & Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV) discuss the 2015 movie Z For Zachariah. Following a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, a scientist (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and a miner (Chris Pine) compete for the love of a woman (Margot Robbie) who may be the last female on Earth.  In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors. Z for Zachariah is a 2015 Icelandic science fiction thriller film, based on the book of the same name by Robert C. O’Brien, directed by Craig Zobel and written by Nissar Modi. The film stars Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film was released on August 28, 2015, in the United States by Roadside Attractions.

Box Office Breakdown for August 28th – August 30th, 2015

What films beat the box office?! Who’s in the lead and who’s heading out!? Find out on Box Office Breakdown. Popcorn Talk proudly presents a weekly vodcast series that breaks down the US domestic numbers for the three day weekend and gives you Cineplex’s winners and losers. It’s Popcorn Talk’s Box Office Breakdown. In this episode JTE (Josh the Engineer), Lack-of-social-media-Sara Stretton, and Mad Man Tom Dagnino discuss numbers for August 28th – August 30th, 2015. JTE On Twitter @SchmoesJTE Finstock on Twitter: @bobfinstock

Agent 47 Review | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Marisa Serafini, and Cortez G West discuss the 2015 movie Agent 47. Hitman: Agent 47 is a 2015 American-German action film directed by Aleksander Bach and written by Skip Woods (who also wrote the original Hitman film) and Michael Finch. It is based on the Hitman video game series, developed by IO Interactive, and its main character, a mysterious assassin known only as Agent 47. The film stars Rupert Friend,Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, and Angelababy. It was released on August 21, 2015.

American Ultra Review | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek), Emily Kraudel (@Emilykraudel), Sara Stretton, and Hannah Prichard (@TheHotShotdude) discuss the 2015 movie American Ultra. American Ultra is a 2015 American action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton, Walton Goggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, and Tony Hale. It was released on August 21, 2015, by Lionsgate.

Box Office Breakdown for August 21st – August 23rd, 2015

What films beat the box office?! Who’s in the lead and who’s heading out!? Find out on Box Office Breakdown. Popcorn Talk proudly presents a weekly vodcast series that breaks down the US domestic numbers for the three day weekend and gives you Cineplex’s winners and losers. It’s Popcorn Talk’s Box Office Breakdown. In this episode JTE (Josh the Engineer), Lack-of-social-media-Sara Stretton, and Mad Man Tom Dagnino discuss numbers for August 21st – August 23rd, 2015. JTE On Twitter @SchmoesJTE Finstock on Twitter: @bobfinstock

Box Office Breakdown for August 14th – August 16th, 2015

What films beat the box office?! Who’s in the lead and who’s heading out!? Find out on Box Office Breakdown. Popcorn Talk proudly presents a weekly vodcast series that breaks down the US domestic numbers for the three day weekend and gives you Cineplex’s winners and losers. It’s Popcorn Talk’s Box Office Breakdown. In this episode JTE (Josh the Engineer), Lack-of-social-media-Sara Stretton, and Mad Man Tom Dagnino discuss numbers for August 14th – August 16th, 2015. JTE On Twitter @SchmoesJTE Finstock on Twitter: @bobfinstock

Box Office Breakdown for August 7th – August 9th, 2015

What films beat the box office?! Who’s in the lead and who’s heading out!? Find out on Box Office Breakdown. Popcorn Talk proudly presents a weekly vodcast series that breaks down the US domestic numbers for the three day weekend and gives you Cineplex’s winners and losers. It’s Popcorn Talk’s Box Office Breakdown. In this episode JTE (Josh the Engineer), Lack-of-social-media-Sara Stretton, and Mad Man Tom Dagnino discuss numbers for July 31st – August 1st, 2015. JTE On Twitter @SchmoesJTE Finstock on Twitter: @bobfinstock

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.

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.

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.