On the 120th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black joins me to talk about one of his favorite actors, Ben Affleck, and his new film The Way Back. An inspirational drama from writer/director Gavin O’Connor, The Way Back tells the story of an alcoholic who finds the way to recovery through coaching a high school basketball team. Puzzle pieces include Hoosiers, Yes Man, Half Nelson and A Star Is Born.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, we are revisiting Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (which we covered back on episode 78), Quentin Tarantino’s ode to the golden era of Hollywood. Ever since its release the takes were coming fast and hard from every end of the spectrum. On opposite ends… Both of our guests Joe Black (who loved it) and Chad Clinton Freeman (who hated it).
On the 113th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black and Adam Wells return to the podcast for a conversation about all things Kevin Smith, touching on lots of moments from throughout his View Askewniverse right up until the brand new Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. We recorded this back when the film was toured around the country and it’s now finally out on VOD. Puzzle pieces include O Brother Where Art Thou?, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Dumb & Dumber 2 and of course… Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.
On the 110th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black, quite possibly the only man with Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Cats in his Top 10 Films of 2019 list, joins me to talk about this can’t-look-away train-wreck of a film. I call it a train-wreck, but really, I kind of also loved it for what it is… Pure madness. Puzzle pieces include The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Avatar, Meet The Feebles and Rent.
On the 107th episode of Piecing It Together, it’s time for another super-episode! I’m joined by JC, TJ, David Michor, Adam Wells, The Lady-Wan and Joe Black to talk about the epic conclusion to the 9 film Star Wars story in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Of course it won’t really be the end, but it’s still Star Wars so the only proper way to cover it is with multiple guests.
On the 101st episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black joins me to discuss Edward Norton’s passion project, Motherless Brooklyn. A throwback film noir starring Norton as a tourette’s syndrome afflicted private detective, it’s a bit of a mixed bag… But a bag that’s more good than it’s bad. Mostly. Puzzle pieces include The Untouchables, Road To Perdition, Sin City and Live By Night.
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 this special episode of Piecing It Together, film-maker Joe Black joins me for a follow-up to our episode on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood to rank the nine incredible films of Quentin Tarantino. These films are events, and with the amount of excitement and ideas that Tarantino packs into each one, it makes for a great, fun conversation to even try to rank them.
On the 78th episode of Piecing It Together, film-maker Joe Black joins me for one of our most awaited movies of the year, Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie and set against 1969 Hollywood on the eve of the Charles Manson murders, it’s a film that plays with expectations and leaves you with a lot to think about. Puzzle pieces include Hail, Caesar!, Tropic Thunder, American Psycho and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
On the 55th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black joins me to discuss Harmony Korine’s latest piece of cinematic insanity, The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey, Isla Fisher and Snoop Dogg. Joe called this unconventional but hilarious stoner-comedy “the feel great movie of the decade,” and he just might be right. Puzzle pieces include Arthur, Freddy Got Fingered, Tropic Thunder and Young Adult.