On this special episode of Piecing It Together, comedian Jason Harris joins me to discuss two of the most talked about comedies of the year: Booksmart from director Olivia Wilde and Good Boys from director Gene Stupnitsky (and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg), as well as the classic comedy they’re both so clearly inspired by, Greg Mottola’s Superbad. We talk about what works, what doesn’t, and get into some puzzle pieces for all three of them.
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On the 99th episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock (our resident Stanley Kubrick expert) joins me for Doctor Sleep, the 40 years later sequel to the classic horror film The Shining. Based on a recent novel from Stephen King, Doctor Sleep and director Mike Flanagan tries to answer questions you probably never had about The Shining and expands the mythology in all kinds of new ways. Puzzle pieces include Ready Player One, It Chapter 1 & 2, The Frighteners and the Twilight series.
On the 98th episode of Piecing It Together, Bee Garner joins me for a Robert Pattinson reunion of sorts (she previously was on the High Life episode) with our conversation about Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse (also starring Willem Dafoe). This A24 film starts at crazy and just goes off the rails from there, masterfully acted and shot in gorgeous black & white. Puzzle pieces include The Shining, Persona, Eraserhead and Step Brothers.
On this special mini episode, Phil A and I record our first impressions of the experience that was the IMAX screening of Kanye West’s Jesus Is King. Part film, part music video, part live performance… Love him or hate him, Kanye West is one of the most unique artists working today, and while the film doesn’t warrant a full length episode, it was definitely worth talking about.
On the 97th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me to discuss the return of Eddie Murphy in the Netflix Original, Dolemite Is My Name. A crowd-pleasing biopic of Rudy Ray Moore, it’s a fun movie about making movies. Puzzle pieces include the Disaster Artist, Ed Wood, Hustle & Flow, and Black Dynamite.
On the 96th episode of Piecing It Together, Isaac Vanegas from The Broken Mug Podcast joins me to discuss the Kumail Nanjiani / Dave Bautista / Uber team-up action comedy Stuber. Is it a great movie? Not exactly. Was it hilarious? Not really. Did it have a lot of awesome action? Not particularly… But hey, it wasn’t that bad. Puzzle pieces include Lethal Weapon, Crank, Collateral and I Love You Man.
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.
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.
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.
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.