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Blockbuster Mentality

Blockbuster Mentality

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The Podcast where Actors, Filmmakers, Critics & Content Creators get to dissect their favorite films! Over 200 episodes!! ⭐️🍿Twitter: @Blockbustercast - Guest Inquiries: LEsposito@Blockbustermentality.com
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What Went Wrong covers Hollywood’s most notoriously disastrous movie productions, digging into the behind the scenes insanity of everything from massive flops to record breaking blockbusters. Each episode, hosts Lizzie Bassett and Chris Winterbauer dive into a new film to explore the mind blowing (and sometimes numbing) reasons why making a movie is nearly impossible (especially a good one). Produced by David Boman. JOIN OUR PATREON FOR 'WWW' BONUS CONTENT!
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Back To The Blockbuster

Back To The Blockbuster

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Welcome to Back To The Blockbuster, a Playlyst original podcast hosted by Gaius Bolling and Jackson Pye. Gaius brings his industry knowledge to the conversation as he currently works Press for film & TV while Jackson brings the casual moviegoer opinion. The duo also covers milestone movie anniversaries and predicts the box office every week. In addition to the main show, Gaius also hosts a bi-weekly spinoff called Back To The Blockbuster Presents: Deep Dives that sees Gaius and rotating gues ...
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Let's Talk - JAWS

Just Curious Media

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An addictively fun podcast immersed in anything and everything related to JAWS. Hosts: Jason Connell, award-winning documentary producer & JAWS mega fan, & Sal Rodriguez, comedian & toy expert/collector.
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Powered by ReviewSTL.com, Reel Spoilers is a podcast that talks about movies in-depth. If you are listening, you have either: 1. already seen the movie, or 2. you don't care if you find out what happens in the movie. Hence the name, Reel Spoilers.
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Four friends sit down to review movies that you absolutely should have already seen, but at least one of them hasn't. Zack and Tyler are film buffs, and Scott and Jake have seen every Summer Blockbuster in existence. Listen for the resident late bloomers' hot takes for each movie, and enjoy the witty banter along the way!
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A weekly podcast reviewing one or two new release titles every episode with an occasional free-for-all segment at the end we call Potpourri. Proudly presented by ObsessiveViewer.com. A full archive of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast (as well as written reviews) can be found at ObsessiveViewer.com.
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Reel Awkward - The Podcast

Amanda Campbell and Andy Case

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Three former Blockbuster employees get down and dirty on nerd culture. Join your hosts Amanda and Andy (and their sidekick, Ashlee) as they take you down memory lane. We are REEL AWKWARD and you're welcome.
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The Journal.

The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet

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The most important stories about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson, with Jessica Mendoza. The Journal is a co-production of Spotify and The Wall Street Journal. Get show merch here: https://wsjshop.com/collections/clothing
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The Queer Quadrant

The Queer Quadrant

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Four-quadrant films are movies designed to appeal to the biggest, widest audience possible. In the process, they can often leave out a lot of LGBTQ+ representation – but end up loaded with subtext. In The Queer Quadrant, hosts Brooke Solomon and Jordan Gustafson examine cinema in all its cultural contexts, and explore why your favorite four-quadrant blockbuster is maybe…not as straight as you think it is.
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Kael Your Idols is a film discussion podcast focused on the "New Hollywood" era of American cinema. From the glamorized hippies and paranoid anti-heroes of the 60s and 70s, to the merchandise-driven blockbusters of the early 80s, join hosts Alana Gibson and Sam Ludwig as they dive into this wild period in studio filmmaking! Logo artwork by: the_illuminator
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Movies! Movies! Movies! We love ‘em even when we hate them. Join indie filmmakers Brian Cottington and John Wooliscroft who each week tackle your favorite movies both new and old..good and bad, through the lens of smart film critique with a heavy dose of comedy. So strap in to laugh about the films of Neil Breen while analyzing the works of Steven Spielberg because all are welcome to our cinematic madhouse.
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Join four old mates on a cinematic journey like no other in "Born to Watch," the podcast where movies aren't just watched, they're experienced. Each week, dive into the films that reshaped their lives and, perhaps, even the world. With many thousands of hours of movie-watching under their belts, these friends bring a unique, seasoned perspective where they don't take themselves or the movies too seriously.
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Two former employees of Blockbuster Video who still love renting and watching movies. We reminisce about the Blockbuster experience and do spoiler-free movie reviews of new releases and old favorites.
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Epicleff Originals | Cadence13

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Award-winning miniseries about the filmmakers who revolutionized the movies. Season 1: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and the 1970s Movie Revolution. Season 2: The Story of James Cameron. It's a movie for your ears.
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Each month, host Nick sits down with friends to discuss two movies with a lot (or very little) in common. Listen in as they tackle film criticism the only way they know how - with a lot of ranting, tangents, and more than a few bad impressions.
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Blockbuster Pick-ems

ArcRebel Productions

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The fiercest film competition on the internet! Four, self-proclaimed, film gurus attempt to predict the top 5 highest grossing films in the box office week by week. Play along at home and listen in every Thursday.
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Puck founding partner Matthew Belloni takes you inside Hollywood, using exclusive reporting and insight to explain the backstories on everything from Marvel movies to streaming wars. Multiple times each week, Matt will touch on what is getting made and why, who is winning and losing, and what people in show business are actually talking about.
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Story Nerd

Melanie Hill, Valerie Francis

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For novelists, memoirists and screenwriters who want to know how stories work so they can finish their manuscripts faster, and without frustration. Each week literary editors Valerie Francis and Melanie Hill explain the craft of storytelling using films as examples. The goal is simple: to learn from writers who have come before us...what worked well and what didn't work so well. If you want to spend more time writing your book/screenplay and less time studying story theory, this podcast is f ...
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🎙️ Welcome to "Earl Knows It All" Do you thirst for fresh perspectives on today's most scorching topics in entertainment, sports, and pop culture? Look no further, you've stumbled upon the sacred hub of wisdom and wit. Welcome to Earl Knows It All, where insights meet entertainment in a mesmerizing dance. Meet Earl Hill, your charismatic host, a pop culture savant with an uncanny ability to dissect the pulse of the moment. With a mix of humor, intellect, and a dash of audacity, Earl tackles ...
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The Back To The Blockbuster team looks back at the epic historical war film, Troy, for its 20th anniversary. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen and written by David Benioff, the film is loosely based on Homer’s Iliad in its narration of the entire story of the decade-long Trojan War. Starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean, Brian Cox, Br…
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Before Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro and Zepbound, there was Lotte Bjerre Knudsen. In the 1990s, the young scientist at the Danish drug company Novo Nordisk was trying to unlock the key to a new technology for treating Type 2 diabetes. To her bosses, Lotte’s project, which focused on a hormone called GLP-1, looked like a distraction. But as Lotte fough…
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In celebration of Star Wars Day (May 4th), Mike & Justin went to theaters to see the 25th Anniversary re-release of Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace! They'll do a deep dive review of the film and, before that, they'll discuss the new Star Wars mini-series Tales of the Empire! Stay tuned to the end of New On The March for a brief Star Wars …
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In the 299th Episode of Blockbuster Mentality Ben and Dave share their favorite Sci-Fi films! Thanks for listening! Please follow us on Twitter @Blockbustercast and email questions to LEsposito@BlockbusterMentality.com . Don't forget to subscribe and rate us on iTunes. Music from Bensound.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest w…
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It’s May, which means it is officially summer blockbuster season. Matt welcomes back Puck’s Scott Mendelson to run through each of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the summer, then assign their confidence levels for each movie’s likelihood of exceeding expectations at the box office. For a 20 percent discount on Matt’s Hollywood insider …
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This week, in a slightly later podcast than usual, the whole gang gets together in the War Room. First, Patches and David both saw Rebel Moon: The Scargiver (that’s part two of Rebel Moon) and neither liked it very much, which has us all debating what Netflix’s blockbuster movie strategy is. Then, Bluey had a surprise episode (not so surprising if …
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Return to sender. Think of a movie you dont really like, add 38 minutes, and you have the Postman. The boys start their "The Trail of Tears" mini-series this week with a look back at yet another post-apocolyptic world saved by baby Jesus Kevin Costner. He writes, directs, stars, and even sings the ending credits song! Way to hog the movie, K! Stick…
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As demand for the new class of GLP-1 weight-loss drugs skyrockets, one thing has stood in the way of many people trying to access them: cost. With a price tag around $1,000 a month for U.S. patients and many insurance companies refusing to cover these drugs for weight loss, patients are often turning to alternatives. In episode two of “Trillion Dol…
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The Pacific Surfliner train in Southern California runs along some of the most beautiful coastlines in America. But some fear it might soon fall into the ocean. WSJ’s Jim Carlton reports on how coastal erosion is impacting an iconic train route and the controversial plans to move parts of the line inland. Further Reading: - The Race to Keep an Amtr…
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Let's Talk - JAWS Episode 07: Universal Studios Hollywood - Jaws Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez discuss Sal's recent visit to Universal Studios Hollywood and his captivating Jaws experience. Official Sponsor: Narragansett Beer Recorded: 04-01-24 Studio: Just Curious Media Listen: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Hosts: Jason Connell Sal Rodrigu…
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This week we're diving into the latest in the Planet of the Apes franchise, with Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Shaurya Chawla returns. Directed by Wes Ball, written by Josh Friedman. Starring Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, and William H. Macy.By Review St. Louis
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Jim Simons pioneered a revolution in financial trading, embracing a computer-oriented, quantitative style in the 1980s well ahead of Wall Street. Following Simons’ recent death, WSJ’s Gregory Zuckerman unpacks his legacy from financial algorithms to philanthropy. Further Reading: -How Did Jim Simons’s Firm Make $100 Billion? He Told His Secrets to …
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Matt is joined by media analyst Rich Greenfield to give out their biggest takeaways from the TV up-fronts, including Netlifx’s three-year deal with the NFL, YouTube’s impressive viewership data, Amazon’s slew of splashy announcements, and why this year might mark a turning point in media (02:20). Matt finishes the show with a discussion of the newe…
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Rebel Moon Part 2: The Scar Giver attempts to elevate its predecessor’s groundwork into a sprawling space saga in this follow-up to the ambitious yet divisive first instalment. Helmed once again by a director known for his love of grand visual feasts, the movie aims to stitch new threads into the expansive tapestry of its galaxy. However, as the Bo…
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This week, I review Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in both a non-spoiler and spoiler feature review. Then, in this week’s secondary review, I share my thoughts on Michael Showalter’s The Idea of You, currently on Amazon Prime Video. I also talk about recent news regarding 28 Years Later, Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum, Spider-Man Noir, S…
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This week, Patches and Da7e have been left alone again, so they invite returning guest Jordan Hoffman back onto the show for a free-form discussion about recasting Gilligan’s Island, Starcrash and torrent ethics, Unfrosted again, cereals (and hot cereals), Blue Angels and Deep Sky in IMAX, solar flares and go bags, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes…
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Matt is joined by Camilo Becdach, a partner at McKinsey, to discuss how improving on-and off-screen representation of Latinos could generate billions of dollars in new revenue for the film industry. Latinos are the most avid filmgoers per capita in the United States, and Camilo argues that Hollywood is leaving $12-18 billion on the table every year…
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If the upcoming presidential election could be summed up by a song, what would it be? And will voters cast their ballots based on a bright future or a gloomy one? In a live-taping before an audience at the Cascade PBS Ideas Festival, Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson sat down with WSJ political reporter Molly Ball to discuss these topics and more. To…
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The Birds (1963) just might be Alfred Hitchcock's most terrifying film. This film follows wealthy socialite and practical joker, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) as she ends up in the sleepy seaside town of Bodega Bay on pursuit of a new boyfriend, Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) only to be caught in a freak bird attack that turns Bodega Bay into a hellsc…
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The marketing for this film highlights Judi Dench, but she's barely in it at all. As fans of hers, Melanie and I were disappointed. The movie is ok but it wasn't what we expected and that soured our experience of the story. Melanie still did a study of female archetypes and I still studied setups and payoffs, but the real lesson this week is what h…
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The Back To The Blockbuster team is going back 20 years to revisit Hellboy, written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film is based on the Dark Horse Comics character of the same name, created by Mike Mignola, and stars Ron Perlman in the title role, alongside Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans, and John Hurt. The movie dr…
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For six decades, one man has been largely responsible for creating North Korea’s propaganda machine: Kim Ki Nam. He served all three North Korean dictators and is the architect of many of the myths that have helped to keep the Kim family in power. Last week, Kim Ki Nam died at the age of 94. WSJ’s Timothy Martin reports on his controversial legacy.…
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Welcome back to another episode of the Born to Watch podcast! This week, we're strapping in and taking off with a deep dive into the 1997 high-flying action thriller Con Air. Directed by Simon West, this film not only encapsulates the excess of the late ‘90s action cinema but also serves as a showcase for Nicholas Cage’s wild-eyed heroics and a cas…
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When FTX collapsed into bankruptcy in 2022, many customers never thought they'd see their money again. But FTX's assets have rebounded. WSJ’s Andrew Scurria unpacks why FTX will have more than enough money to fully repay customers and many creditors. Further Reading: - Crypto Exchange FTX Is the Rare Financial Blowup That Will Repay Victims in Full…
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We bring you a special new episode ahead of our usual schedule! The excitement of the release of the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes has got the of milllions of the fans of the recent entries of the franchise abuzzing. So of course, given that the 1968 original is squarely a New Hollywood landmark we had to watch EVERY SINGLE MOVIE IN THE SERIES!…
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Matt is joined by Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw to discuss the new bundle starting this summer that will combine Disney+, Hulu, and Max. They pick winners and losers of the deal, and wonder who might be the next to join in on the Great Re-Bundling (02:50). Matt finishes with a prediction about Netflix’s potential involvement with the NFL (25:01). For a 20…
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This week, Faye Dunaway and Roman Polanski square off in one of the messiest on set feuds of all time. ‘Chinatown’ may be one of the greatest movies ever made, but between hair plucking, tv throwing, and alleged urine tossing, the production was an absolute disaster. Special guest Paul Scheer joins the pod to discuss the insane making of the 1974 J…
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WSJ’s Julie Wernau wanted to test a hypothesis: are there more mentally ill homeless people now, compared to before the pandemic? That question led her to Rob Dart. Once a successful lawyer, in 2022 he went into a downward spiral, which his family has not been able to stop despite their best efforts. Further Reading: - A Lawyer Abandoned Family and…
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Jordan and Brooke are rejoined by Phil Iscove (Podcast Like It's 1992) for 2022's absolute masterclass in filmmaking (and, surprisingly, memes?). We dig into Lydia's gender presentation in a male-dominated industry (is she actually...a girlboss?), the thrills and humor Todd Field manages to layer here, pretend pretension and why basically everyone …
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Starbucks has a problem: Sales at U.S. stores have fallen sharply and now the company is looking to China, its second biggest market, to boost its revenue. But as WSJ’s Spencer Jakab explains, increased competition there is making that a tall order. Further Reading: -Starbucks Is Running Out of Americans to Drink Its Expensive Coffee -The Furious R…
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The Back To The Blockbuster team is bringing you the latest industry news, including The Fall Guy opening below expectations to kick off the summer movie season. Also on deck for this episode is the latest on Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis, new casting details for 28 Years Later, Mike Flanagan joining Chris Stuckman’s film as a producer and rep…
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This week, all four hosts are together (pre-Cannes) to fight in the war room. First, Patches and David dig into opposing views of Jerry Seinfeld’s Unfrosted on Netflix. Then, Katey recommends Hulu’s Under the Bridge series before Da7e joins in on the conversation so everyone can discuss The Fall Guy and why the box office for it last weekend was so…
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Matt is joined by longtime producers Cathy Schulman and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to discuss the devaluation of producers in Hollywood, and their push for better rights under their new collective, Producers United. They outline why producers don’t have it as good as most might think, what a producer actually does, how they're getting squeezed financia…
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After taking the world by storm with Barbenheimer last year, Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt team up in the latest action movie from David Leitch. THE FALL GUY is based on the 1980s television show starring Lee Majors. Orlandez returns to help us review. Long live practical stunts!By Review St. Louis
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