Piecing It Together

A good movie is the result of a large number of people both in front of and behind the camera combining to create a piece of art… But what about the movies that came before that inspired those filmmakers to make the movie? On Piecing It Together we figure out what the clear (and not so clear) influences were that make up the movies we love.

Verotika (Featuring Michael Keene)

On the 121st episode of Piecing It Together, filmmaker Michael Keene joins me to talk about one of the most ridiculous movies you can stream from home during your quarantine: Glenn Danzig’s Verotika. Based on his line of borderline-porn horror comics, starring mostly porn stars with fake French accents and lots of blood… It’s a crazy movie, and depending on the crowd you watch it with, a great time. Puzzle pieces include Wishmaster, Mortal Kombat, Orgazmo and Sin City.

The Way Back (Featuring Joe Black)

On the 120th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black joins me to talk about one of his favorite actors, Ben Affleck, and his new film The Way Back. An inspirational drama from writer/director Gavin O’Connor, The Way Back tells the story of an alcoholic who finds the way to recovery through coaching a high school basketball team. Puzzle pieces include Hoosiers, Yes Man, Half Nelson and A Star Is Born.

The Invisible Man (Featuring Robert Yaniz Jr.)

On the 119th episode of Piecing It Together, Robert Yaniz Jr. from the Crooked Table Podcast helps me kick off year 3 of our podcast by looking at The Invisible Man. This modernized take on the classic Universal Monster movie from Blumhouse and director Leigh Whannel is totally surprising and does the long tradition of monsters proud. Puzzle pieces include Terminator 2, Ex Machina, Sleeping With The Enemy and Gone Girl.

Color Out Of Space (Featuring Adam Wells)

On the 118th episode of Piecing It Together, Adam Wells joins me to talk about the latest Nicolas Cage freak out, the H.P. Lovecraft adaptation Color Out Of Space. Directed by Richard Stanley, it’s a wild cosmic horror family drama and is out now on VOD. Puzzle pieces include The Thing, Annihilation, Suspiria, and Ordinary People.

Jojo Rabbit (Featuring Jason Harris)

On the 117th episode of Piecing It Together, Jason Harris joins me to talk about Taika Waititi’s Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit. We recorded this way back when it came out in theaters, long before it won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars and before it came out last week on VOD. Jojo Rabbit is kind of a love it or hate it movie, but we didn’t really love it or hate it. Puzzle pieces include South Park, Pan’s Labrynth, Moonrise Kingdom and Life Is Beautiful.

Birds Of Prey (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman)

On the 116th episode of Piecing It Together, Chad Clinton Freeman joins us (two in a row!) to talk about the latest in his beloved DC Extended Universe of films, the Harley Quinn solo movie Birds Of Prey. Following up on the disaster that was Suicide Squad, Birds Of Prey sees a newly single Harley Quinn getting into all kinds of crazy adventures in an uneven but fun comic book movie. Puzzle pieces include Tank Girl, Deadpool 2, Joker and Kill Bill.

The Gentlemen (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman)

On the 115th episode of Piecing It Together, Chad Clinton Freeman joins us to talk about one of his favorite filmmakers, Guy Ritchie and his new film The Gentlemen. A return to his crime film roots, The Gentlemen is a sometimes problematic but always fun classic crime romp. Puzzle pieces include Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Sexy Beast, Seven Psychopaths and The Player.

Parasite (Featuring David Quinones)

On the 114th episode of Piecing It Together, my buddy David Quinones from Bird Road Podcast joins me to talk about possibly the most talked about movie of 2019, Parasite. Bong Joon-ho’s timely social satire about two families on different sides of the wealth gap surprised everyone and has been cleaning up awards over the last couple months. Puzzle pieces include Us, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Eating Raoul and mother!

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (Featuring Joe Black & Adam Wells)

On the 113th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black and Adam Wells return to the podcast for a conversation about all things Kevin Smith, touching on lots of moments from throughout his View Askewniverse right up until the brand new Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. We recorded this back when the film was toured around the country and it’s now finally out on VOD. Puzzle pieces include O Brother Where Art Thou?, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Dumb & Dumber 2 and of course… Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.

Terminator: Dark Fate (Featuring Brian Garth)

On the 112th episode of Piecing It Together, Brian Garth from the band Black Camaro returns to the show… This time in a private meeting room in the West Sahara Library to talk about Terminator: Dark Fate, recording directly into his monstrous digital creation known as The Monarch. It’s kind of a weird episode, but bringing Arnold Schwarzenegger back to play an old man version of the Terminator makes this a weird movie to talk about. Puzzle pieces include Halloween, Mission: Impossible Fallout, Ghostbusters: Answer The Call and all the previous Terminator movies.