Piecing It Together

An All Points West Podcast

Child’s Play (Featuring Adam Wells)

On the 70th episode of Piecing It Together, an old friend from summer camp where we used to discuss horror movies all night joins me to discuss the remake of one of those now classics… Child’s Play. Yes Chucky the killer doll is back, but as you’ll find from our conversation, this isn’t the same Chucky from the old movies. Puzzle pieces include It, A.I., King Kong and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The Dead Don’t Die (Featuring Phil A)

On the 69th episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host Phil A from the Las Vegas-based hip-hop group Slump Lords joins me to discuss Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die, starring Bill Murray and Adam Driver. Those not familiar with Jarmusch’s deadpan style may be shocked at the zombie-like pacing, but if you like dry humor, this is definitely one to watch. Puzzle pieces included Shaun Of The Dead, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Evil Dead 2 and the films of George A. Romero.

Us (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 68th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me for the 2nd time in a row, this time for our long awaited episode on Jordan Peele’s Us. After Get Out, the world had been waiting to see what Peele would do next, and with his somewhat convoluted but still crown-pleasing sophomore effort, he didn’t disappoint. Puzzle pieces include The Strangers, Funny Games, Halloween and C.H.U.D.

Her Smell (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 67th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me to discuss Her Smell, the newest collaboration between writer/director Alex Ross Perry and actress Elizabeth Moss. Moss stars as a self-destructive rock star who alienates everyone in her life, as well as some viewers (although Josh loved it). Puzzle pieces include Vox Lux, A Star Is Born, There Will Be Blood and Last Days.

Dark Phoenix (Featuring Susannah Lewis)

On the 66th episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host Susannah Lewis joins me to discuss the final movie in the decades long X-Men universe, Dark Phoenix. With the recent Disney buy out, this really will be the end for the beloved by some, loathed by others X-Men series that started way back in 2000. Puzzle pieces include the series own X-Men: The Last Stand, as well as Avengers: Endgame, Terminator 2, and Firestarter.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman & Ryan Daugherty)

On the 65th episode of Piecing It Together, Chad Clinton Freeman and Ryan Daugherty join me for a nerdy extravaganza in our conversation about Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The third chapter in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse features tons of monster-on-monster action, and a lot of rain. Puzzle pieces include Batman V Superman, The Happening, Kaiju Big Battel and the Independence Day series.

Rocketman (Featuring Jason Baroni)

On the 64th episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host and mega-Elton John fan Jason Baroni joins me to discuss the new biopic Rocketman. The rock music biopic is a genre that’s been done over and over (and from the looks of it, it’s going to be done over and over a lot more times), but director Dexter Fletcher and his Rocketman Taron Egerton find ways to breathe a little life into the genre. Puzzle pieces include La La Land, Across The Universe, What Happened, Miss Simone and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker.

Aladdin (Review)

My first thought after leaving my screening of Aladdin, Disney’s newest entry in their plan to do live-action remakes of all their animated classics was “well I don’t need to do an episode on that since it’s just basically influenced by the cartoon.” My second thought was, “I don’t know… It was alright, I guess.” My third thought was “Did I see that new live-action Aladdin movie yet?”

Rocketman – Initial Reactions (Special Episode)

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.

Top 10 Movie Monsters (Special Episode)

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.