Piecing It Together

An All Points West Podcast

The Lion King (Review)

Think back to the best steak you’ve ever had. Delicious, succulent, medium-rare steak, maybe with some asparagus and a baked potato from some fancy restaurant. Now think of the best Hamburger you’ve ever had. All juicy and yummy with cheese and other classic toppings with a side of the best crispy french fries you’ve ever had. Both amazing. Both meat. There’s a reason for both, right? So why is it then that people don’t see the value in a realistic looking remake of The Lion King?

Angel Has Fallen (Review)

Look… Nick Nolte rules. Nothing else I say in this review of Angel Has Fallen, the third in the Gerard Butler “Has Fallen” action series really matters. It doesn’t matter if I liked the movie, it doesn’t matter how it compares to the last two. All that matters is that you know that Nick Nolte rules, and if you see this movie, you will be entertained by every minute that he’s on screen.

The VelociPastor – Brendan Steere Interview (Special Episode)

On this special episode we follow up Episode 82’s conversation about The VelociPastor with an interview with the film’s writer/director Brendan Steere. After a silly viral trailer, Brendan moved on with his career, but eventually found himself wanting to return to this parody of B-Movie horror-schlock. Who would have thought that the movie with the silly title would end up being so fun?

The VelociPastor (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 82nd episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Josh Bell joins me for a movie that I never thought we’d be covering on this show… The ridiculous direct-to-video schlocky horror-comedy The VelociPastor. It’s about a pastor… Who turns into a raptor. Strap in folks, because we are DOING THIS… Puzzle pieces include Orgazmo, Kung Pow and Grindhouse cinema.

Faces & Aces – Las Vegas Piecing It Together (Special Episode)

On this Special Episode of Piecing It Together, I’m actually just reposting an episode of the Faces & Aces Podcast I was recently a guest on. I was contacted by the show’s host to join him for a special episode in which we took the Piecing It Together formula and applied it to the city I live in, Las Vegas, NV. Using the format, we came up with a list of movies that represent Las Vegas. It’s a fun talk and I thought you’d all want to hear it. Puzzle pieces include The Hangover, Swingers, Spy and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Featuring The Lady-Wan)

On the 81st episode of Piecing It Together, we jump head first into the Fast & Furious Universe with Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (a movie we already started to discuss on the special episode with my parents). The Lady-Wan from Screen Fix podcast joins me to discuss this absolutely ridiculous, unnecessary and pretty fun spin-off. Puzzle pieces include the Mission: Impossible, James Bond and Star Wars series, as well as every The Rock movie.

The Farewell (Featuring Liz Shannon Miller)

On the 80th episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Liz Shannon Miller joins me to discuss Lulu Wang’s The Farewell. This A24 film invites you into a beautiful Chinese family’s lives when the grandmother is diagnosed with cancer, but Chinese culture dictates that no one should tell her. It’s a film that reminds you just how important family is. Puzzle pieces include The Joy Luck Club, Little Miss Sunshine, Crazy Rich Asians and Catch Me If You Can.

Hobbs & Shaw – Initial Reactions (Special Episode)

On this special episode of Piecing It Together, David Rosen and his parents Rich & Sunny recorded their initial reactions in the car ride home from watching Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Rich loves a good action movie… And Sunny loves a bad action movie, so Hobbs & Shaw seemed like the perfect movie to have them on again for.

The Mustang (Featuring Rosa)

On the 79th episode of Piecing It Together, Rosa from Rosa’s Reviews joins me to discuss a beautiful film shot right here in Nevada – The Mustang. The story of a prisoner who is rehabilitated through a program that has violent criminals train horses hits all the classic prison and horse movie beats while showcasing the beauty of our state. Puzzle pieces include The Shawshank Redemption, Raging Bull, Black Beauty and The Wild Horse Redemption.

Tarantino Ranking (Special Episode)

On this special episode of Piecing It Together, film-maker Joe Black joins me for a follow-up to our episode on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood to rank the nine incredible films of Quentin Tarantino. These films are events, and with the amount of excitement and ideas that Tarantino packs into each one, it makes for a great, fun conversation to even try to rank them.