Category: Piecing It Together

Titane (Featuring The Vern)

On the 206th episode of Piecing It Together, The Vern from Cinema Recall joins me to talk about 2021 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Titane from French director Julia Ducournau. It’s a story about a woman with a titanium plate in her head who is impregnated by a car… But it’s really about love. Really. Puzzle pieces include Crash, Kill Bill, The Skin I Live In and Swallow.

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Copshop (featuring Joe Black)

On the 205th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black returns to the podcast for the second of two Joe Carnahan action movies we’ve gotten in one year… Copshop! Starring Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo going up against newcomer Alexis Louder, it’s a total blast and the kind of action movie we just don’t see that often anymore. Puzzle pieces include Reservoir Dogs, Assault on Precinct 13, Free Fire and Seven Psychopaths.

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October 2021 Trailers (Special Episode)

On this special episode, Jason Harris joins me again to talk about some upcoming movies. We use the usual puzzle pieces format on some trailers for movies that are coming out in October 2021. This month’s episode includes The Guilty, The Many Saints of Newark, Titane, No Time To Die, Lamb, Muppets Haunted Mansion, The Last Duel, The French Dispatch and Last Night In Soho (as well as a speed round of some more films from this packed month).

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Featuring Darryl A. Armstrong)

On the 204th episode of Piecing It Together, Darryl Armstrong joins me to talk about The Eyes of Tammy Faye, a look at the life of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Directed by one of my favorite comedy personas Michael Showalter, it’s a film that basically hinges on a big central performance by Jessica Chastain. Puzzle pieces include Citizen Kane, Boogie Nights, Leap of Faith and Bombshell.

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Malignant (Featuring Josh Stifter)

On the 203rd episode of Piecing It Together, filmmaker Josh Stifter joins me to talk about James Wan’s glorious return to horror, Malignant. It’s almost the textbook definition of the “blank check” movie as Warner Bros clearly gave him free reign to do anything his crazy heart desires, and man did he do something different. Puzzle pieces include A Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead 2, Demons and Suspiria.

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Annette (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 202nd episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock joins me to talk about Leos Carax and Sparks’ bizarre new musical Annette starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. Love it or hate it… You’re not gonna find a weirder movie this year. Puzzle pieces include Tommy, Eraserhead, The Saddest Music In The World and a bunch of Charlie Kaufman films.

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Shang-Chi & The Legend Of The Ten Rings

On the 201st episode of Piecing It Together, Brian Skutle from Sonic Cinema joins me to talk about the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Shang-Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings. The martial arts inspired action film combines all the great things we love about Marvel movies with an exciting new hero. Puzzle pieces include Black Panther, Big Trouble Little China, Star Wars and the films of Jackie Chan.

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September 2021 Trailers (Special Episode)

On this special episode, Jason Harris joins me again to talk about some upcoming movies. We use the usual puzzle pieces format on some trailers for movies that are coming out in September 2021. This month’s episode includes Worth, The Card Counter, Kate, Cry Macho, Blu Bayou, Cop Shop, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Dear Evan Hansen.

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Death Rider In The House Of Vampires (Featuring Joe Black)

On the 200th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black returns to the podcast for Glenn Danzig’s second movie, the absolutely ridiculous Death Rider In the House Of Vampires. It’s about a guy named Death Rider… And he goes to a house full of vampires. It’s the perfect movie to celebrate our 200th episode. Puzzle pieces include The Good The Bad & The Ugly, From Dusk Till Dawn, Bordello of Blood and Young Frankenstein.

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Free Guy (Featuring Kevin Brackett)

On the 199th episode of Piecing It Together, Kevin Brackett from the Reel Spoilers Podcast joins me to talk about Free Guy, a videogame movie that wears its heart on its sleeve, just like its main character Guy, a videogame NPC (non-playable character) played by the always amusing Ryan Reynolds. Puzzle pieces include The Truman Show, The Lego Movie, Wreck-It Ralph and They Live.

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The Suicide Squad (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman)

On the 198th episode of Piecing It Together, DC super-fan Chad Clinton Freeman returns to the podcast to talk about something he loves, The Suicide Squad, and something he hates, James Gunn. Although as it turns out, The Suicide Squad is his favorite James Gunn film… And I liked it too. Puzzle pieces include Evil Dead 2, Troma’s War, Team America: World Police and Overlord.

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Jungle Cruise (Featuring Chauncey Telese)

On the 197th episode of Piecing It Together, Chauncey Telese from LA Podfidential joins me to go on a Disney jungle adventure with The Rock and Emily Blunt in the new film Jungle Cruise. Based on the classic Disney ride, it’s a movie that has no confusion about what kind of movie it’s trying to be. Puzzle pieces include The Mummy, Anaconda, Indiana Jones and The Lost City of Z.

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