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Missing Frames celebrates its 60th episode! And since we've reached another landmark, we've gotta get Brad Gullickson back on the show. This time around, Shawn introduces Brad to The Graduate, one of Shawn's favorite films. But how will Brad react to seeing the beloved classic for the first time and will the film still hold up for Shawn?HOSTSSh ...…
 
In this final 2019 Atlanta Film Festival focused Between Takes episode, Shawn Eastridge compiles all his red carpet interviews into one epic supercut. Interviewees include:- Lulu Wang: Writer/Director of The Farewell- Joseph Cross, Audrey Tommassini and Hayden Szeto: Director, Producer and Star of Summer Night- Joe Berlinger: Director of Extrem ...…
 
Shawn Eastridge chats with writer/director Nia DaCosta and producers Gabrielle Nadig and Rachael Fung about their new film Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James. The film screened at the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival and will be released in theaters on Friday, April 19.Learn more about the Atlanta Film Festival at atlantafilmfestiva ...…
 
"Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1" OverviewThe penultimate episode of season two of "Star Trek: Discovery" sets up a lot of stories to be resolved in the finale - continued frustrations with attempts to destroy the sphere data, the looming attack by Control/Section 31, and crew members saying goodbye as they venture into a risky mission. The trio has ...…
 
Fourth Doctor AprilJessica and Phillip look at Tom Baker and the Fourth Doctor era of Doctor Who (1974 to 1981) using two sources: Richard Carrier's YouTube analysis and a 2010 Tom Baker interview. Both of these videos reveal the unique origins and happenings of this so-called "Golden Age of Who."In their look into the TARDIS library, the coupl ...…
 
Lee and Dallas finally discuss Eighth Grade and their reactions to the latest hit from A24 and we have an interview with its writer/director Bo Burnham. Dallas shares his experiences of watching movies in India, the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer reaction and we continue our 52 Films By Women coverage.GUCCI!…
 
Shawn sits down with LA-based filmmaker Joel Blacker to discuss the pilot episode from his web series 'Who You Are,' which played at the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival. They also chat about the struggles of independent filmmaking and the importance of staying true to your creative vision. Learn more about Joel at joelblacker.com.Follow Joel on Twit ...…
 
The Eye and the Snake.As determined as Hermione is to help Hagrid with his lessons, she's less than successful at trying to keep things tame while Umbridge is evaluating classes. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the twenty-first chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the P ...…
 
Shawn Eastridge chats with producer Natalie Metzger about her work on Thunder Road with writer/director/actor Jim Cummings and the upcoming comedy Greener Grass, which was written and directed by (and starring) Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, and just won the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival award for Best Narrative Feature. Twitter: @metzartInstagra ...…
 
Shawn Eastridge chats with Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, the writers, directors and stars of Greener Grass, which won the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival award for Best Narrative Feature. Follow Jocelyn on Instagram: @jocelyndeboerFollow Dawn on Instagram: @dawnluebbeCheck out their short films and learn more about Greener Grass at gulpsplash.com. ...…
 
Mike and John explore the week in 1994 which saw the release of Naked in New York, Serial Mom, Living Buddha, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Backbeat, Cops and Robbersons, In Custody, Surviving the Game, Two Small Bodies, and Disney's White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf.Navigating these films this week was another joyous challenge, ...…
 
Shawn sits down with writing/directing duo Lane and Ruckus Skye to discuss their excellent feature debut Reckoning, which won the Best Georgia Film award at the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival. PLOT SYNOPSISAfter the disappearance of her husband, a struggling farmer in an isolated Appalachian community fights to save her son when the cold-hearted ma ...…
 
"Through the Valley of Shadows" Discussion. The trio are joined by Char, co-host of "Punch It: Writing in Star Trek," to talk about Pike facing his future, Michael and Spock fighting Section 31, and how Jet Reno is not the most purely motivated relationship counselor. With season two coming to an end, are we ready to say goodbye to future Capta ...…
 
Jon Pertwee OverviewJon (7 July 1919 to 20 May 1996) played the Third Doctor during the 1970s, but he was more than a Time Lord. Jessica and Phillip talk about several documentaries they watched about Mr. Pertwee, his legacy as "Worzel Gummidge," and how his son Sean is continuing the acting tradition.In their look into the TARDIS library, the ...…
 
Shawn had the amazing privilege of sitting down with filmmaker Stanley Nelson, director of the new documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. They discuss Stanley's love of Miles Davis, the process of getting the film to the big screen and the importance of not shying away from Miles' more controversial personality traits. To learn more about ...…
 
Dallas King, Kim Morrison and Lee Hutchison review the latest Stephen King story to receive the remake treatment, Pet Sematary and pick their top five favourite Stephen King moments from film, television and literature.
 
Shawn had the chance to sit down with actor turned director Joseph Cross and producer Audrey Tommassini to discuss their upcoming film Summer Night, which made its world premiere at the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival. The film follows a young, tight-knit group of friends who fall in and out of love over the course of one intoxicating, music-filled ...…
 
Hagrid's Tale.It has been one of the worst days for Harry as he's just been banned from quidditch at Hogwarts for life, but things are looking up when Hermione tells him and Ron that Hagrid is back. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the twentieth chapter of Harry Potter and t ...…
 
New Republic's End.John and Matt explore an interconnected point between the original Star Wars episodes and the sequel trilogy thus far: the role of Papatine's machinations in bringing about the fall of the New Republic. Starting with a single exchange among the Imperial military on the Death Star, they expound what may have been Palpatine's o ...…
 
Mike and John revisit the sole release from this week in 1994, "Threesome." Starring Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, and Stephen Baldwin, it explores the sexual mores of the era and tries to deconstruct them to tell a human tale of three people attempting to make sense of their blossoming sexuality. Set on a college campus where a woman is acci ...…
 
The New Joker Film and Batman Celebrates 80 YearsBatman recently turned 80 years old and he is still saving Gotham and putting bad guys behind bars. DC has pulled out all the stops in their celebrations but none so satisfying as releasing the first teaser trailer for Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix's "Joker" movie.Separate​ from the DCEU, thi ...…
 
Dark Places brings together some of the most exciting talent in Hollywood featuring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz & Gillian Flynn, but does it make for a special movie? After directing Mississippi Grind, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's next feature would be the billion dollar box office hit, Captain Marvel. What was it about t ...…
 
The Adventures of the U.S.S. KelvinWe know so little about the U.S.S. Kelvin but it's impacted the Kelvin-Verse immensely. Hell, it's the reason it exists in the first place. But what about Kelvin Prime? How did this ship continue on in the Prime Universe? We know George Kirk lived to see James T. Kirk become the captain of the Enterprise but n ...…
 
25 years ago this week, studios were hoping to capitalize on families gathering for the Easter weekend. Movie theaters saw a veritable flood of new releases. Don Bluth continued to challenge the Disney machine with Thumbelina, featuring music by Barry Manilow. Barry Levinson cast Joe Pesci as Jimmy Hollywood. Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger trie ...…
 
Companions of Color, Part One (nuWho)Jessica and Phillip are joined by Bayana and Connie of the TARBIS (Time and Relative Blackness in Space) podcast to examine companions of color. They tackle the Thirteenth Doctor's newest friends - Ryan and Yaz, and what their characters brought to the latest series. They also look at Twelfth's companions - ...…
 
"Perpetual Infinity" DiscussionIt's time to meet Burnham ... Doctor Burnham, that is. There's a ticking clock with an evil AI, science, and emotions. What more can we find out about the Red Angel suit? What's going on with Captain Leland? We make predictions about where season two will end. What are your theories?…
 
Lee Hutchison is joined by director Skye Borgman whose Netflix documentary 'Abducted In Plain Sight' has had people debating and arguing about its subject matter for months now. Skye talks about her early inspirations, her career as a cinematographer, the lack of female representation in the film industry, the making of Abducted In Plain Sight ...…
 
The Lion and the Serpent.Harry is actually feeling very good at the beginning of this chapter, but can it possibly last? In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the nineteenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We discuss a feeling of joy, how clever Hermione is, ...…
 
The Sound of an Awakening.Matt and John continue their methodical examination of the Star Wars scores, as they arrive at the sequel trilogy to discuss John Williams' work for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They discuss triumphant returns, discordant orchestrations, and the genesis of new and memorable themes. HostJohn Mills and Matthew RushingSe ...…
 
With Tim Burton's remake released this weekend, Shawn's wife Sarah decides to show him the original Dumbo for the first time. Along the way, they discuss Shawn's struggles with enjoying Disney animated movies and also venture out to see Burton's version. FAIR WARNING: We totally forgot to throw up a SPOILER tag when we started talking about the ...…
 
Third Doctor March!Jessica and Phillip barely make it in time for the third installment of their monthly Doctor "in focus" series, based on the YouTube videos of Clever Dick Films. They discuss the Third Doctor era, with Jon Pertwee taking over the newly colourized Time Lord role, with his UNIT gang and new assistants. From the introduction of ...…
 
We most likely won't get a Star Trek 4 so we wrote our ownCompletely on-the-fly we write our own version of a fourth Kelvin Star Trek film. As stated above, it most likely won't happen so we didn't​ want this prime opportunity to go to waste. We ask ourselves what kind of bad guy do we need? Where is Jaylah? Does it need to be another world end ...…
 
Phillip, Daniel and Darren are joined by Amy to finally reveal who guessed who the Red Angel is....
 
After the success of Scream in 1996, the slasher genre was back in the mainstream. Lee Hutchison and Kim Morrison discuss five very different slasher movies that followed Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Urban Legend, Cherry Falls and Valentine. Check out Kim's writing at www.thatsnotcurrent.com/author/kim ...…
 
Mother of the Force.John and Matt discuss one of the more mysterious and intriguing figures from the prequel era, Shmi Skywalker. Who was this humble woman? How did she retain such a strong, nurturing outlook in the midst of a slave's life? Why was she the perfect vessel to bring the Chosen One into the galaxy? They examine these questions, and ...…
 
Mike and John revisit the week in 1994 that saw the release of The Blue Kite, D2L The Mighty Ducks, and Above the Rim, a basketball-high school-family-coming-of-age-inner-city-crime-drama featuring Tupac Shakur and Leon.
 
The incredibly talented Amy Winehouse and David Foster Wallace are the subject of two A24 films this week, Oscar winning documentary Amy and The End of the Tour. Lee Hutchison and Dallas King also round up the latest A24 news including Colin Farrell and Kogonada's sci-fi film, Dev Patel being cast in David Lowery's new film, A24 television and ...…
 
What is Star Trek V featured the Voyager crew?Some of you might have already started to roll your eyes, but you only need your ears to hear this amazing tale! We take the template of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and alter it to fit the Voyager crew. Who breaks Janeway, Chakotay, and Tuvok out of jail? Does Neelix need his pain? Listen to fin ...…
 
"Logopolis" FeatureThe Fourth Doctor's last adventure "Logopolis" was released in movie theaters around the U.S. to promote the release of the Season Seven Blu-ray. Jessica and Phillip watched this feature presentation, along with included interview extras from Tom Baker, Janet Fielding, and Sarah Sutton. From the introductions of new companion ...…
 
Lee Hutchison is joined by horror blogger Kim Morrision to discuss the legacy of the Scream movie series. We look at the casting, characters, iconic imagery, the rules and it's impact on the genre that made this such a breakout franchise.Check out Kim's writing at www.thatsnotcurrent.com/author/kim-morrison/ & https://screen-queens.com/2019/02/ ...…
 
"Project Daedalus" AnalysisThe trio is joined by Robyn from "Black Girls Create" to look at the rise and fall of Lt. Cmdr. Airiam. What questions does this episode raise about our favorite augmented human crewmember? We also examine sibling relationships, some needed self-reflection for Burnham, and Spock/Stamets fanfic. They also look at the d ...…
 
Dumbledore's Army.There has been very little happiness or joy for Harry this year but luckily, that is about to change. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the eighteenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We discuss some joy, suspicions, worried about Sirius ...…
 
A Pod and a Prayer.Matt and John take a close look at podracing, from the fun and silly to the serious considerations of how you'd regulate such a dangerous sport in a galaxy far, far away. Along the way, they uncover on some surprising considerations and unexpected complexities born from George Lucas' desire to have a visionary space race. Hos ...…
 
Mike and John continue walking through 1994 as they encounter the week that released Bitter Moon, Oh, Woe is Me, Monkey Trouble, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, The Paper, and Suture.
 
Mike and John revisit the week in 1994 that saw the release of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Guarding Tess, The Hudsucker Proxy, Lightning Jack, and The Ref.
 
Love, Death + Robots, Arrested Development, and Triple FrontierThis was a great weekend for Netflix releases. It felt like it was almost geared specifically for us. David Fincher produced an anthology series based mostly on animation all centered around love, death, and you guessed it, robots. Arrested Development limps to a finish with season ...…
 
First time Missing Framer Christine Rigby introduces Shawn to David Cronenberg's nightmarish cult classic Videodrome. To make things as meta as possible, Shawn and Christine decided to rent the film from Atlanta's magnificent video rental store Videodrome. Join the pair as they take a walk through Cronenberg's impressive filmography, discuss Vi ...…
 
What If Discovery's characters were transplanted to other shows?We love our "What If" scenarios but we've purposefully left out Discovery until now. We always felt like we need more episodes under our belt to get to know the characters better. Now that season 2 is more than half over, we felt we could pursue it. What would Michael look like on ...…
 
"If Memory Serves" AnalysisWe go back to Talos IV to uncover the truth of Spock's past. Join Darren, Daniel and Phillip as they determine what is real and what is connected to the Red Angle. What did you think of this story that seemed to link a lot of the beginning of season two with what is to come? And what did you think of Bernum' secret?…
 
Rogue One Wars.John and Matt continue their journey to Episode IX as they look back at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the second movie released by Lucasfilm after Disney's acquisition. In one of their most spirited debates in a while, they discuss what did work and what didn't, which characters were their favorites, what moments resonate, and wh ...…
 
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