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.

Captain Marvel (Featuring James Baker)

On the 52nd episode of Piecing It Together, James Baker from Pop Cult Net joins me to discuss the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel. Brie Larson stars as the bad-ass superhero with the power to finally stop the ultimate bad guy Thanos in Avengers Endgame… Coming soon to a theater near you. Puzzle pieces include Wonder Woman, Rocky, The Matrix and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

Creed 2 (Featuring Sean Malloy)

On the 51st episode of Piecing It Together, Sean Malloy from I Must Break This Podcast joins me to talk about his favorite actor, Dolph Lundgren… Or more specifically, the sequel to Creed and Rocky IV, Creed 2. Starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, Creed 2 wraps up many of the story threads that have run through the Rocky and Creed series in an effective way. Puzzle pieces include Star Wars, South Paw and of course, Rocky 3.

Overlord (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 50th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me again for Overlord, one of this month’s long-lost episodes. OK it’s not that late as it only hit VOD a couple weeks ago, but the JJ Abrams produced Nazi-zombie action film which was once rumored to possibly be a Cloverfield movie is one we recorded this episode for back in November and I’m excited to finally release it. Puzzle pieces include Inglorious Basterds, Army of Darkness, Captain America: The First Avenger and Wolfenstein 3D.

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (Featuring David Quinones)

On the 49th episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host David Quinones and I discuss The Standoff at Sparrow Creek. We don’t normally do a lot of VOD-only movies on the podcast, but I was in Miami visiting Q for a live episode of our other podcast Bird Road and we watched this movie and figured we’d do a quick episode on his new RodeCaster Pro. Puzzle pieces include Reservoir Dogs, Killing Zoe, 10 Cloverfield Lane and Free Fire.

Happy Death Day 2 U (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 48th episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Josh Bell and I discuss Happy Death Day 2 U, the perfectly titled sequel to the surprise Blumhouse hit, Happy Death Day. After Tree spent the first one reliving the same day over and over in a time-loop slasher comedy, this time around she finds herself in an alternate reality, complete with new genres. Puzzle pieces include Aliens, Groundhog Day, Back To The Future 2 and Primer.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Featuring Ryan Daugherty)

On the 47th episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Ryan Daugherty and I discuss the newest entry in the wildly popular animated series How To Train Your Dragon. Concluding the trilogy, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a movie I went into without really knowing the world, but I had a great time anyway (and Ryan helps me along the way). Puzzle pieces include Avatar, Pokemon, Dragonheart and the Before Trilogy..

Serenity (Featuring Kristen Lopez)

On the 46th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined by a new co-host, film-critic Kristen Lopez to discuss what will almost certainly go down as the craziest movie of 2019… Serenity. This noir-tinged story about a tuna-hunting boat captain (Matthew McConaughey) who is asked by his ex (Anne Hathaway) to murder her husband, goes in bonkers directions you’ll never see coming, all while going off the rails in glorious ways. Puzzle pieces include Interstellar, True Detective, The Breaking Point and Lawnmower Man.

Halloween Double Feature (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman)

On the 45th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined by Chad Clinton Freeman for a special kind of episode we’ve never really done before… It’s both a Piecing It Together of 2018’s Halloween, and a Breaking It Apart of 1978’s original Halloween. While coming up with our puzzle pieces for the new one, we realized that all the movies that inspired it, were themselves inspired by the original, so we thought this would make for a fun episode. Puzzle pieces include Scream, Happy Death Day and Mean Girls.

Glass (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman and Ryan Daugherty)

On the 44th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined for the first time by two returning co-hosts, Ryan Daugherty and Chad Clinton Freeman for a discussion of the long awaited M. Night Shyamalan movie Glass. If you’re a nerd like us you’ve been waiting 20 years for a follow-up to Unbreakable, and after 2016’s Split, all knew it was finally coming, and now it’s here… For better or worse. Puzzle pieces include Batman V Superman, Super, Eastern Promises and Take Shelter.

A Star Is Born (Featuring Joe Black)

On the 43rd episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host Joe Black and I discuss one of the biggest movies of 2018, A Star Is Born. This is the 4th version of this classic story of one star’s ascent while her mentor goes down in flames, and quite frankly, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper knock it out of the park. Puzzle pieces include Crazy Heart, Once, and Lady Gaga’s actual career.