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.
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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.
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.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell & Jason Harris from Awesome Movie Year Podcast join me to play a few rounds of a new party game for movie fans, Cinephile! We probably should have spent a little more time reading the rules before we started, but we had a fun time anyway, and you can win a copy of the game in our Facebook group Popcorn & Puzzle Pieces.
On the 85th episode of Piecing It Together, Chad Clinton Freeman returns to the show to talk about the sweetest movie you’ll see this year, The Peanut Butter Falcon. A man with downs syndrome escapes from a hospital and goes on the run with a southern Shia LeBeouf as they travel the country to enroll in wrestling school. Puzzle pieces include Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Swiss Army Man, Wizard of Oz and Into The Wild.
On the 84th episode of Piecing It Together, Jason Harris returns to the show to talk about a movie that’s set to the music of one of his favorite people in the world – Blinded By The Light and the music of Bruce Springsteen. It’s a sweet, crowd-pleaser that is as much about Springsteen as it is about finding your voice as a writer and connecting with something universal. Puzzle pieces include A Star Is Born, Billy Elliot, 8 Mile and Little Miss Sunshine.
On the 83rd episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock returns to the show to talk about one of his favorite movies of the year, the debut from writer/director Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man In San Francisco. This beautiful, surreal look at the effects of gentrification from A24 is one of the year’s best, most unique films. Puzzle pieces include The Royal Tenembaums, Do The Right Thing, The Florida Project and Atlanta.
Think back to the best steak you’ve ever had. Delicious, succulent, medium-rare steak, maybe with some asparagus and a baked potato from some fancy restaurant. Now think of the best Hamburger you’ve ever had. All juicy and yummy with cheese and other classic toppings with a side of the best crispy french fries you’ve ever had. Both amazing. Both meat. There’s a reason for both, right? So why is it then that people don’t see the value in a realistic looking remake of The Lion King?
Look… Nick Nolte rules. Nothing else I say in this review of Angel Has Fallen, the third in the Gerard Butler “Has Fallen” action series really matters. It doesn’t matter if I liked the movie, it doesn’t matter how it compares to the last two. All that matters is that you know that Nick Nolte rules, and if you see this movie, you will be entertained by every minute that he’s on screen.
On this special episode we follow up Episode 82’s conversation about The VelociPastor with an interview with the film’s writer/director Brendan Steere. After a silly viral trailer, Brendan moved on with his career, but eventually found himself wanting to return to this parody of B-Movie horror-schlock. Who would have thought that the movie with the silly title would end up being so fun?