On the 1st episode of a new side series of Piecing It Together called Missing Pieces, Adam Wells joins me to discuss 2013’s This Is The End from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. With the Coronavirus bringing an end to Hollywood’s planned release schedule for the rest of the year, This Is The End is a fitting way to kick off a look back at movies that were released before the creation of our podcast! Along with the usual puzzle pieces treatment, we also look to see if there are any movies that came after This Is The End that it may have inspired. Puzzle pieces include Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Ghostbuster, Evil Dead 2 and Pineapple Express.
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On the 119th episode of Piecing It Together, Robert Yaniz Jr. from the Crooked Table Podcast helps me kick off year 3 of our podcast by looking at The Invisible Man. This modernized take on the classic Universal Monster movie from Blumhouse and director Leigh Whannel is totally surprising and does the long tradition of monsters proud. Puzzle pieces include Terminator 2, Ex Machina, Sleeping With The Enemy and Gone Girl.
On the 103rd episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock returns to talk about some real cinema… Marin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The Netflix film is out today after a limited theatrical run (thank you Maya Cinemas and Eclipse Cinemas for showing it here in Las Vegas!) and stars Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. Puzzle pieces include Casino, First Reformed, You Were Never Really Here and Rashoman.
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.
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 the 42nd episode of Piecing It Together, and first of 2019, Chad Clinton Freeman joins me to check out the indie horror film Dry Blood. I had met writer/star Clint Carney last year at a film festival and thought it would be fun to check out one of his projects on the show, and Dry Blood, a cerebral horror film was the perfect opportunity, and we’ll be doing a follow-up interview with Clint Carney next week. Puzzle pieces include Evil Dead, The Shining, Requiem For A Dream and Super Troopers.