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.

Guava Island (Featuring David Quinones)

On the 57th episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host David Quinones and I discuss Childish Gambino’s 50 minute semi-feature Guava Island, which debuted on Amazon Prime during his Coachella set. Part film, part music video collection, it’s a unique vision, as we should all expect from the team behind Atlanta and Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” music video. Puzzle pieces include Lemonade, Spirited Away, Inside Llewyn Davis and Sorry To Bother You.

Shazam! (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman)

On the 56th episode of Piecing It Together, our resident DC fan Chad Clinton Freeman is back again to follow-up our Superman: The Movie discussion with an episode on DC’s newest superhero adventure, Shazam! Based on the classic story of a kid who is granted the power to turn into a superhero, it’s a complete turn to full on fun for the the DCEU. Puzzle pieces include Kick-Ass, Big, Ghostbusters and The Naked Gun.

The Beach Bum (Featuring Joe Black)

On the 55th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black joins me to discuss Harmony Korine’s latest piece of cinematic insanity, The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey, Isla Fisher and Snoop Dogg. Joe called this unconventional but hilarious stoner-comedy “the feel great movie of the decade,” and he just might be right. Puzzle pieces include Arthur, Freddy Got Fingered, Tropic Thunder and Young Adult.

Climax (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 54th episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock joins me to talk about Gaspar Noe’s head-trip of an experience, Climax. A dance troupe in France decides to follow-up their most recent rehearsal with a little laid back dance party, but someone spiked the sangria and all hell breaks loose. Puzzle pieces include mother!, Suspiria, Possession and Event Horizon.

Vox Lux (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 53rd episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me again for Vox Lux, Brady Corbet’s polarizing look at the life of a pop star (played as a young girl by Raffey Cassidy and as an adult by Natalie Portman) whose life and career is marred by tragedy. A difficult movie, but a fascinating one, Josh and I fall on totally different ends of the spectrum of opinions on the film which makes for a great conversation. Puzzle pieces include A Star Is Born, We Need To Talk About Kevin, mother! and Dogville.

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.