[Episode 33] Podcast News 4/29/15

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Oh, It’s a Podcast presents…Podcast News. It’s Spider-Man news galore this week on Podcast News: possible actors, titles, and entirely separate films made with dubious intent. Then, updates on the box office standings and the NBA Playoffs.

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Film Review – Clouds of Sils Maria

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Clouds of Sils Maria. Where can I begin? When I walked out of Clouds of Sils Maria last night my head was spinning. I am not sure what this film is trying to say. I am not sure why this film exists. It is just over two hours but feels like three. It is constructed in a way where multiple viewings are not suggested but might be required. I do not know much about Clouds of Sils Maria. And yet I have so much to say about it. First: It is the best film of the year.

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[Episode 31] Podcast News 4/22/15

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Oh, It’s a Podcast presents…Podcast News. The Interview is back in the news this week, along with MTV, Full House, and a few other things you never thought you’d hear about again.

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The 36 Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2015

We are so close to the official start of the Summer Movie Season so Brian and Noah decided to breakdown the 36 most anticipated films of said season. 2015 promises to deliver a very exciting summer; we have the sequel to the second highest grossing film of all time (The Assemblers or something), the return of past franchises long thought dead (Hello Mad Max, Dinosaurs, Four Fantastics, and Arnold), sequels galore (Yay, Minions! Boo, Ted! Yay, Strippers! Wait.), the triumphant return of Pixar (Inside Out or our planned route to the theater), indie festival darlings (90s’ hip-hop and cancer, standard stuff), and everything in between (The Rock takes on the Earth! Ice Cube tells us where he’s from! Paul Rudd is an ant, man! Anna Kendrick is so over cups!)

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[Episode 30] A Song of Pod and Cast – S5E2, “The House of Black and White”

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Oh, It’s a Podcast presents…A Song of Pod and Cast. Would you believe us if we told you Dany made another political blunder on this week’s episode? You probably wouldn’t believe us.

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Film Review – Unfriended

by Brian Surber

Unfriended is an unusual type of horror film. It’s unusual because it’s a mainstream horror film, being given a wide release, which feels so very independent (and it is, being made for $1 million).  It’s a specific premise that, on premise alone, doesn’t cater to conventions of its genre. It’s different. And in the midst of the supernatural ghosts/exorcism tenure of horror films that we are currently in, Unfriended feels like something that isn’t released in every theater. What that says about our current cinematic state is something I won’t get into but it is surprising. And it’s refreshing that this type of horror film exists and is playing nationwide. It also helps that Unfriended is pretty damn good.

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[Episode 29] Podcast News 4/15/15

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Oh, It’s a Podcast presents…Podcast News. A bunch of Jungle Book movies, China’s status in the global film market, and, improbably, She’s All That are just a few of the things in the news this week.

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