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The Boondock Saints (1999)… is a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast that offers a glimpse into the movies we love to watch with breakdown and analysis of the movies some might call… a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”. Join us each week as Ben Begley and Jesse McIntosh breakdown your favorite films, from the classics to the yet to be seen; it’s all here under one banner… GUILTY MOVIE PLEASURES!

This week, Jesse and Ben talk about The Boondocks Saints (1999)!

The Boondock Saints is a 1999 American crime film written and directed by Troy Duffy, and produced by Chris Brinker. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who become vigilantes after killing two members of the Russian Mafia in self-defense. After both experience an epiphany, the brothers, together with their friend “Funny Man” (David Della Rocco), set out to rid their home city of Boston, Massachusetts of crime and evil, all while being pursued by FBI Agent Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe).

Duffy indicates that the screenplay was inspired by personal experience, while living in Los Angeles. Initially regarded as one of the hottest scripts in Hollywood, the movie had a troubled production and was finally given a limited theatrical release of only five theaters for one week due to the Columbine High School massacre. It was met with poor critical reviews; however, the film ultimately grossed about $50 million in domestic video sales and developed a large cult following. The movie was followed by a 2009 sequel, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, and a third film is currently in development.

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John Wick (Keanu Reeves) Review | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down John Wick with guest host Stef Z! John Wick is a 2014 American action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. Starring Keanu Reeves,Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, andWillem Dafoe, the film stars Reeves as John Wick, a retired hitman seeking vengeance for the brutal theft of his vintage car and the killing of his puppy, a gift from his recently deceased wife. Stahelski and Leitch, both of 87Eleven Productions, directed the film together, though Leitch was uncredited. The film was written by Derek Kolstad, who completed the screenplay in 2012 and further developed it for Thunder Road Pictures. The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures, Leitch, Eva Longoria and Michael Witherill. It marks Stahelski and Leitch’s directorial debut as a team after multiple separate credits as second unit directors and stunt coordinators. They previously worked with Reeves as stunt doubles on The Matrix trilogy. Stahelski and Leitch’s approach to action scenes drew upon their admiration for anime and martial arts films, and the film’s use of fight choreographers and gun fu techniques from Hong Kong action cinema was additionally influential in the development of the piece. The film also pays homage to works such as John Woo‘s The Killer, Jean-Pierre Melville‘s Le Cercle Rouge and Le SamouraïJohn Boorman‘s Point Blank, and the spaghetti western subgenre ofWestern films.

John Wick… is a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast that offers a glimpse into the movies we love to watch with breakdown and analysis of the movies some might call… a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”. Join us each week as Josh Macuga and Ben Begley breakdown your favorite films, from the classics to the yet to be seen; it’s all here under one banner… GUILTY MOVIE PLEASURES! This week on GMP, Ben Begley and Josh Macuga break down John Wick!!!!! John Wick is a 2014 American action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. Starring Keanu Reeves,Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, andWillem Dafoe, the film stars Reeves as John Wick, a retired hitman seeking vengeance for the killing of his Beagle puppy, a gift from his recently deceased wife. Stahelski and Leitch, both of 87Eleven Productions, directed the film together, though Leitch was uncredited. The film was written by Derek Kolstad, who completed the screenplay in 2012 and further developed it for Thunder Road Pictures. The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures, Leitch, Eva Longoria and Michael Witherill. It marks Stahelski and Leitch’s directorial debut as a team after multiple separate credits as second unit directors and stunt coordinators. They previously worked with Reeves as stunt doubles on The Matrix trilogy. Stahelski and Leitch’s approach to action scenes drew upon their admiration for anime and martial arts films, and the film’s use of fight choreographers and gun fu techniques from Hong Kong action cinema was additionally influential in the development of the piece. The film also pays homage to works such as John Woo‘s The Killer, Jean-Pierre Melville‘sLe Cercle Rouge and Le SamouraïJohn Boorman‘s Point Blank, and the spaghetti western subgenre of Westernfilms. This IS a Guilty Movie Pleasure… We’re talking about John Wick! #GMP Follow Josh on Twitter! Follow Ben on Twitter!

The Fault In Our Stars | Anatomy of a Movie

In this show, AOM hosts Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, Roxy Striar, and Jeffrey Masters discuss the film The Fault In Our Stars which is a 2014 teenage coming of age film directed by Josh Boone. Hazel and Augustus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. The hosts discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582846/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 La Times: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-fault-in-our-stars-movie-writers-woodley-elgort-20140609-story.html Anne Frank Scene: http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/movies/kiss-anne-frank-attic-did-fault-our-stars-go-too-n129116 Music: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Falbum%2Ffault-in-our-stars-music-from%2Fid855625837&ei=rJObU8qwEYfwoATY0IGwBg&usg=AFQjCNGhlBRP7uE24PawCvALfniSHTGjAw&sig2=V00ep9_xJZBssP_iocWK8w&bvm=bv.68911936,d.cGU Wikipedia: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CEMQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FThe_Fault_in_Our_Stars_%28film%29&ei=rJObU8qwEYfwoATY0IGwBg&usg=AFQjCNG15t2cOHru3YYu-18_hBc5GlPOQg&sig2=zw5KaQksqYAh5bT9ypmUWg&bvm=bv.68911936,d.cGU

Edge Of Tomorrow with Special Guest Christophe Beck | Anatomy of a Movie

In this show, AOM hosts John Comerford, Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, and Special Guest Christophe Beck (Composer) discuss the film Edge Of Tomorrow which is a 2014 summer action film directed by Doug Liman. An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. The hosts discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1631867/?ref_=nv_sr_1 HITFIX: http://www.hitfix.com/news/interview-frozen-composer-christophe-beck-on-scoring-edge-of-tomorrow Overscoring: http://www.craveonline.com/film/interviews/698309-edge-of-tomorrow-christophe-beck-on-over-scoring-frozen-and-buffy Future Innovations: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/09/edge-tomorrow-future-tech-innovations/ Exo-Skeletons: http://www.thecredits.org/2014/06/building-edge-of-tomorrows-exosuit/ Popular Mechanics: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/digital/fact-vs-fiction/the-real-military-tech-behind-edge-of-tomorrows-guns-and-gadgets#last-slide Emily Blunt Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbcDXHSD5ro Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge_of_Tomorrow_%28film%29

Grand Budapest Hotel | Anatomy of a Movie

In this show, AOM hosts John Comerford, Demetri Panos, and Sara Stretton discuss the 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel, a film directed by Wes Anderson. The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The hosts discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc. HELPFUL LINKS: Google Search: https://www.google.com/search?q=grand+budapest+hotel&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb Yahoo Search: https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=Asqp56n72QLNwOqdUlR051WbvZx4?fr=yfp-t-318-s&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&p=grand%20budapest%20hotel%20movie Bing Search: http://www.bing.com/search?q=grand+budapest+hotel&qs=AS&pq=grand+budapest+hotel&sc=8-20&sp=1&FORM=QBLH&cvid=20b5814998d340e386687c20124e793e&ghc=1 IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2278388/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Grand Budpest Hotel Website: http://www.grandbudapesthotel.com/ Soundtrack: http://pitchfork.com/news/54108-stream-wes-andersons-the-grand-budapest-hotel-soundtrack-on-pitchfork-advance/