When the team we’ve come to know as Lord & Miller unleashed The Lego Movie back in 2014, no one expected much from an animated action-comedy for kids based on the beloved building block toys. Sure the duo had back-to-back hits with Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and the 21 Jump Street reboot, but a movie about Legos? How could THAT be any good?
Piecing It Together
An All Points West Podcast
On the 5th episode of the special episode series called Breaking It Apart, two members of the Las Vegas band Black Camaro, TG Miller and returning guest Brian Garth join me to discuss the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland. Along the way we also discuss Black Camaro’s new album “Protocol of Dreams” which just came out today. Puzzle pieces include Army of Darkness, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Benji The Hunted and Pleasantville.
On this Special Episode, we follow up our 46th episode on Serenity with another hour long conversation about what is sure to be the craziest movie of 2019. My conversation with Kristen Lopez was a perfect regular episode, but when friend of the show Joe Black said that he non-ironically loved this crazy movie, I had to do another episode.
On the 46th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined by a new co-host, film-critic Kristen Lopez to discuss what will almost certainly go down as the craziest movie of 2019… Serenity. This noir-tinged story about a tuna-hunting boat captain (Matthew McConaughey) who is asked by his ex (Anne Hathaway) to murder her husband, goes in bonkers directions you’ll never see coming, all while going off the rails in glorious ways. Puzzle pieces include Interstellar, True Detective, The Breaking Point and Lawnmower Man.
On this Special Episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined by returning co-hosts Ryan Daugherty and Chad Clinton Freeman to discuss all the movies we’re most looking forward to in 2019. Surprisingly out of 30 picks (ten each) we only had three overlaps, so clearly, there are a lot of movies we’re looking forward to this year including super-hero films, WTF films, A24 films and plenty more.
On the 45th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined by Chad Clinton Freeman for a special kind of episode we’ve never really done before… It’s both a Piecing It Together of 2018’s Halloween, and a Breaking It Apart of 1978’s original Halloween. While coming up with our puzzle pieces for the new one, we realized that all the movies that inspired it, were themselves inspired by the original, so we thought this would make for a fun episode. Puzzle pieces include Scream, Happy Death Day and Mean Girls.
Peter Jackson has taken us to the battlegrounds of Middle Earth many times in the Lord of the Rings universe, but now he takes us to a different kind of battleground in They Shall Not Grow Old… One that existed in real life but we’ve never actually seen before… At least not like this.
On the 44th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined for the first time by two returning co-hosts, Ryan Daugherty and Chad Clinton Freeman for a discussion of the long awaited M. Night Shyamalan movie Glass. If you’re a nerd like us you’ve been waiting 20 years for a follow-up to Unbreakable, and after 2016’s Split, all knew it was finally coming, and now it’s here… For better or worse. Puzzle pieces include Batman V Superman, Super, Eastern Promises and Take Shelter.
Writer/Director Alfonso Cuaron tells his most personal story to date in the beautiful, touching Roma, a Netflix Original movie that I fought for months to be able to see in theaters (but more on that later, lets talk about the movie itself).
IMAX is spectacular innovation that can absolutely intensify the right kind of movie. While we usually associate it with seeing the Avengers battle it out on the biggest screen possible or being thrust into immersive views of outer space, now we can add watching Alex Honnald scale Yosemite’s 3000 foot El Capitan rock wall with no ropes in Free Solo to the list of IMAX-worthy experiences.