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.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Featuring David Quinones)

On the 95th episode of Piecing It Together, my buddy David Quinones from Bird Road Podcast joins me to talk about El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Picking up right where the beloved television series leaves off, we finally find out what happens to Jesse Pinkman, for better or worse. Puzzle pieces include Payback, Fargo, Thief and the films of Sergio Leone.

3 From Hell (Featuring Joe Black & Adam Wells)

On the 94th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined by returning co-hosts Joe Black and Adam Wells to talk about Rob Zombie’s latest, 3 From Hell. The epic conclusion to his horror trilogy that started with House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, it’s a grindhouse extravaganza and a somewhat surprise Fathom Events hit. Puzzle pieces include Leatherface, Mad Max, El Mariachi and Easy Rider.

Joker (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman & Ryan Daugherty)

On the 93rd episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined again by Chad Clinton Freeman and Ryan Daugherty to complete our trilogy of nerdy episodes by talking about Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. Following up our conversations on Glass and Godzilla King Of The Monsters, we take on quite possibly the most divisive movie of the year. Puzzle pieces include Taxi Driver, The King Of Comedy, Fight Club and Falling Down.

Yesterday (Featuring James Anderson)

On the 92nd episode of Piecing It Together, James Anderson joins me to talk about the Danny Boyle film Yesterday, about a world in which everyone forgets The Beatles existed. Everyone except one man, who just so happens to know how to play their tunes and pretends they’re his. Puzzle pieces include Big, Across The Universe, Forrest Gump and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Ad Astra (Featuring Rico Albarracin)

On the 91st episode of Piecing It Together, Rico Albarracin from Always The Critic Podcast joins me to talk about the James Gray / Brad Pitt space epic Ad Astra. It just hit me that we made it through an entire 40 minute episode about this movie without saying the phrase “daddy issues.” Puzzle pieces include Event Horizon, Goodfellas, Ex Machina and Interstellar.

Rambo: Last Blood (Featuring David Michor)

On the 90th episode of Piecing It Together, my friend David Michor, a filmmaker and Stallone fanatic joins me to discuss the latest (and possibly last) in the Rambo series, Rambo: Last Blood. We do our best to give it the puzzle pieces treatment, but the conversation mostly goes off the rails, much like the movie itself… Puzzle pieces include Cold Pursuit, Home Alone and Halloween.

Brittany Runs A Marathon (Featuring Catherine Gonzales)

On the 89th episode of Piecing It Together, Catherine Gonzales from Shuffle Online joins me to talk about Brittany Runs A Marathon, a film about a woman who decides to make a change her life. Starring Jillian Bell, it’s a sweet movie with a great message. Puzzle pieces include The Big Sick, Rocky, Yes Man and Heavyweights.

The Head (LIVE from Sin City Horror Fest)

On the 88th episode of Piecing It Together, it’s our first LIVE episode! We recorded in the theater right after the Sin City Horror Fest screening of The Head, an homage to shot-on-VHS horror of the 80s. Joining me is many-time co-host Josh Bell, first time co-host (and Sin City Horror Fest co-founder) Drew Marvick, and The Head’s writer/director Michael Keene. Puzzle pieces include Dead Alive, Re-Animator, Psycho and Desperate Living.

It Chapter Two (Featuring Tim Schermer)

On the 87th episode of Piecing It Together, Tim Schermer joins us to talk about It Chapter Two, the sequel to one of the most successful horror movies of all time. It’s based on the classic Stephen King novel and focuses on the grown up Loser’s Club taking on Pennywise the clown once and for all… Puzzle pieces include Nightmare On Elm Street, Beetlejuice, The Thing and Sam Raimi films.

Ready Or Not (Featuring JC Screen Fix)

On the 86th episode of Piecing It Together, JC from Screen Fix Podcast joins me to discuss the horror-comedy Ready Or Not. Initially a movie I planned on skipping due to the fact that I didn’t really love it, it seems like everyone keeps talking about this silly little movie, so we figured we might as well do it. Puzzle pieces include Game Night, Get Out, You’re Next and Surviving The Game.