On this special episode of Piecing It Together, David Rosen and his parents Rich & Sunny recorded their initial reactions in the car ride home from watching Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Rich loves a good action movie… And Sunny loves a bad action movie, so Hobbs & Shaw seemed like the perfect movie to have them on again for.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, film-maker Joe Black joins me for a follow-up to our episode on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood to rank the nine incredible films of Quentin Tarantino. These films are events, and with the amount of excitement and ideas that Tarantino packs into each one, it makes for a great, fun conversation to even try to rank them.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, I got the opportunity to interview Scott Evans, an author and inventor who also happens to be the guy who was the real kid that went over that wall to retrieve a baseball from a vicious dog named Hercules in the classic family film The Sandlot. Scott has a new book out called Pacoima Days about the true stories of his youth that led to both The Sandlot and another movie written by his brother, David Mickey Evans, Radio Flyer. We have a great conversation about his book and the movies that inspired and were inspired by The Sandlot
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, host David Rosen and his parents Rich and Sunny talk about their thoughts on the Elton John biopic Rocketman during their car-ride home from the theater. Elton John has been a regular customer of our family’s record shop Wax Trax Records for the last few years so he is a major part of our lives, and we were very excited for this movie.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Ryan Daugherty and I get into the Godzilla: King of the Monsters spirit by discussing our Top 10 Favorite Movie Monsters! Breaking from the regular show format, we instead opt for a Top 10 list style episode in which we each list off our Top 10 from Alien’s Xenomorph to Pan’s Labrynth’s Pale Man and from King Kong to Godzilla himself.
On this special episode we follow up Episode 60’s conversation about To Dust with an interview with the film’s writer/director Shawn Snyder. To Dust is Shawn’s first feature and won the Audience Award at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. It’s also one of my favorite movies of the year so far so it was an honor to have him on the show as we got into the films and directors that inspired him and his film.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, David Rosen, friend of the show Ryan Daugherty (on his first trip to Las Vegas) and 3 of his friends just decided to turn on the recorder on the ride back to their hotel after catching an 11am screening of Avengers Endgame, the conclusion (yeah right) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A full, super-sized episode on Avengers Endgame will be up on Monday, April 29th, but for now, listen to a bunch of dorks excitedly recount their first reactions.
On this Special Episode, we follow up our 53rd episode on Vox Lux with another conversation about one of the most polarizing movies of 2018. On Episode 53, Josh Bell and I had a regular puzzle pieces talk about Brady Corbet’s film about a pop singer played by Natalie Portman, and now, Kris Krainock joins me to discuss in detail why he thinks Vox Lux is such an interesting and important movie.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, I got a chance to interview Ryan Meade, the director of Invaluable, a new documentary on The Evil Dead and its art director Tom Sullivan. Any fan of Evil Dead (and we’re huge fans here on the show) needs to see this film as it sheds all kinds of new light on the making of the films, as well as giving a long overdue spotlight to Tom Sullivan. We also discuss Evil Dead’s inspirations and films that have been inspired by Evil Dead.