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In-depth interviews with ambitious creative people. Based out of Chicago, guests tend to be from the world of improv and sketch comedy with occasional forays into music and other creative disciplines. Kendall is an artist, musician and filmmaker originally from Cincinnati, OH.
 
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We’re back to review the newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: Civil War. Does anyone know why all these superheroes keep fighting each other? https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/55-films-of-the-future-055_-captain-america_-civil-war.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 055: Captain America: Civil War or subs…
 
Waking up from our hiatus, we’re back with our mysterious review of 10 Cloverfield Lane. Alan takes charge and makes me watch a Roseanne marathon before he reads a listener email, for once. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/54-films-of-the-future-054_-10-cloverfield-lane.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 054: 10 Cloverfield Lane …
 
Santa made a surprise visit to the Films of the Future studio! We discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and his strange annual rituals. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/53-films-of-the-future-053_-visit-from-santa.m4a Download: Films of the Future 053: Visit from Santa or subscribe on iTunes Episode 53 Notes W…
 
This week we review Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. We share where we believe this film belongs in a “Top 8 Films directed by Quentin Tarantino” list and we wonder who will be graphically mutilated this time. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/52-films-of-the-future-052_-the-hateful-eight.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 0…
 
This week we review Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We talk about our anticipation for this new film and reflect on if Star Wars has ever let us down before. We wonder if there will be any mention of midi-chlorians and Alan yells at me for knowing too much about the movie already. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/51-films-of-the-f…
 
This week we review In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard. We debate if sperm whales are real animals and admit that we’ve never read Moby-Dick. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/50-films-of-the-future-050_-in-the-heart-of-the-sea.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 050: In the Heart of the Sea or subscribe on iTunes Epis…
 
This week we review The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Kendall is worried that there are not enough droids in the film and Alan gets the franchise confused with Game of Thrones. Is this really more highly anticipated than Star Wars: The Force Awakens? A man is not a piece of fruit! https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/47-films-o…
 
This week we review the 24th James Bond film, Spectre. We’re joined by Sean Dove who wrote and illustrated The Last Days of Danger. Together we reminisce about Darkwing Duck (1991–1995) and debate if “hippie pirates” are a thing. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/46-films-of-the-future-046_-spectre.mp3 Download: Films of the Futu…
 
This week we review American Ultra, a film starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg that asks, “what if Jason Bourne was a total stoner?” Also, Alan tries to teach me how to curse and wants everyone to know that if you’re listening to this right now, he’s in Berlin. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/40-films-of-the-future-040…
 
This week we forget to pick a movie but eventually review the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, and you’ll be glad we did. Is Paul Giamatti the worst part? Listen to find out! https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/39-films-of-the-future-039_-straight-outta-compton.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 039: Straight Outta Compton or sub…
 
This week we review the latest attempt to make a Fantastic Four movie that people care about. We’re joined by Stephen Winchell from The Space Lincoln Star Trek Podcast. Stephen can’t remember the name of the mailman in the Fantastic Four comics and we spread rumors about Marvel. Plus, Josh Flowers reads the Top 10 Unexpected Facts about the Fantast…
 
This week we review Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and never for a moment confuse it with Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. Christopher Shea joins us to discuss what IMF stands for and debate if money or social value is more effective at attracting lovers. Also, Alan is wrong about everything. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/…
 
This week we review Terminator Genisys and Alan explains why it makes sense for a robot to age into old-man Arnold Schwarzenegger. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/34-films-of-the-future-034_-terminator-genisys.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 034: Terminator Genisys or subscribe on iTunes Episode 34 Notes The previous films in…
 
This week we review Pixar’s new emotional animated adventure, Inside Out. Christopher Meister joins us at Films of the Future headquarters to discuss the current state of children’s films and we debate if there was or wasn’t a gray Care Bear. Plus, another email from Patrick in Vancouver. WARNING: This may be a kids movie but this ain’t a podcast f…
 
This week we review Mad Max:Fury Road and debate if director George Miller deserves to be called a visionary mastermind. We also confirm that we follow the biological code and argue about how a book club is supposed to work. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/28-films-of-the-future-028_-mad-max_-fury-road.mp3 Download: Films of th…
 
In this episode we review the latest Marvel film, Avengers: Age of Ultron and visit the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) for some added context. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/27-films-of-the-future-027_-age-of-ultron.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 027: Age of Ultron or subscribe on iTunes Episode 27 Notes Marve…
 
We’re reporting from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim with our recap of the fan experience and news about all things Star Wars as Disney gets ready to release new movies every year. Special guest Brett Bays joins us to discuss the new teaser trailer for The Force Awakens, Carrie Fisher’s “A Date with the Princess” panel, and cosplay mashups. https://f…
 
Buckle up—we’re reviewing Furious 7. We don’t have friends, we have a podcast family. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/24-films-of-the-future-024_-furious-7.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 024: Furious 7 or subscribe on iTunes Episode 24 Notes The previous films in the franchise are The Fast and the Furious (2001), 2 Fast 2 Fu…
 
In this episode Alan’s mom joins us to review Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella. We talk about how this Cinderella has more spunk than her Disney princess friends and for some reason we start to sing “The Yellow Rose of Texas”. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/21-films-of-the-future-021_-cinderella.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 0…
 
In this episode we review Neill Blomkamp’s Short Circuit tribute, Chappie. We’re joined by a special non-biased guest, Mod-Bot 2020, to keep the conversation from just being Alan’s repeated demands to “burn him to ash” every time I defend Chappie. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/20-films-of-the-future-020_-chappie.mp3 Download:…
 
In this episode we reflect on the 87th Academy Awards winners before they are announced. The winners, losers and the unexpected moments are all discussed in (imagined) detail. All that and a little Whoopi makes for a great Oscars appetizer so listen up! https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/18-films-of-the-future-018_-2015-oscars-pre…
 
In this episode we review Kingsman: The Secret Service directed by Matthew Vaughn who is best known as the director of X-Men: First Class (2011) but Alan and I prefer Kick-Ass (2010). Also, I trick Alan into admitting that I’m his best friend. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/16-films-of-the-future-016_-kingsman_-the-secret-serv…
 
In this episode we review Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum in a universe-spanning sic-fi original that inspires Alan to question what planet I’m from. I’m shocked by the answer. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/15-films-of-the-future-015_-jupiter-ascending.mp3 Download: Films of …
 
In this episode we review Rob Cohen’s The Boy Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez as a high school teacher who gets a little too familiar with her creepy neighbor. Alan loves it. Are our brains broken? https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/14-films-of-the-future-014_-the-boy-next-door.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 014: The Boy Next…
 
In this episode we review Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper as U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history. Do you feel better or worse after a good cry? What is truth? https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/13-films-of-the-future-013_-american-sniper-v2.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 01…
 
Listen to our supersized “2015 Year in Review” episode where we pick our favorite and least favorite films of 2015. We also give out special awards like “Worst Hair”, “Best Robot” and “Unnecessary Remake of a Documentary.” https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/11-films-of-the-future-011_-2015-year-in-review.mp3 Download: Films of the…
 
In this episode we review Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. Alan declares his love for California noir and I declare my love for Paul Thomas Anderson before we start debating how to pronounce Thomas Pynchon’s name. For some reason we end up talking about Pulp Fiction and Star Trek: The Next Generation. We also get in to some controversial liste…
 
In this episode we review Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Alan gets into dangerous spoiler territory based on his knowledge of the Rankin/Bass animated TV movie. Do we participate in this fanciful romp? Listen to find out! https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/09-films-of-the-future-009_-the-hobbit_-the-…
 
In this episode we review Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale as Moses. Alan whips out his undergraduate degree in religious studies and we remind ourselves that this is Films of the Future not Pissed at the Past. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/08-films-of-the-future-008_-exodus_-gods-and-kings.mp3 Do…
 
In this episode we we review The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) and somehow we never once mention Battle Royale (2000). We also respond to a listener email about popcorn and at least one mouth full of butter is discussed. https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/06-films-of-the-future-006_-the-hunger-games_-mockingjay-part-1.m…
 
In this episode we catch up with Harry and Lloyd 20 years later in Dumb and Dumber To. Can this sequel directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly live up to the original? What does that even mean? https://filmsofthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/05-films-of-the-future-005_-dumb-and-dumber-to.mp3 Download: Films of the Future 005: Dumb and Dumber To o…
 
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