Tag: Ready Player One

The Matrix Trilogy (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 11th installment of our Missing Pieces series, Josh Bell from Awesome Movie Year joins me to talk about The Wachowski Sisters’ ground-breaking sci-fi series The Matrix Trilogy on the eve of the new entry, The Matrix Resurrections. We just did an episode of Awesome Movie Year on the original and after rewatching the others in preparation for the new sequel thought these films would make for a great entry in the Missing Pieces series looking at films that inspired them, and films they inspired.

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Free Guy (Featuring Kevin Brackett)

On the 199th episode of Piecing It Together, Kevin Brackett from the Reel Spoilers Podcast joins me to talk about Free Guy, a videogame movie that wears its heart on its sleeve, just like its main character Guy, a videogame NPC (non-playable character) played by the always amusing Ryan Reynolds. Puzzle pieces include The Truman Show, The Lego Movie, Wreck-It Ralph and They Live.

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Space Jam: A New Legacy (Featuring Grace Aki)

On the 194th episode of Piecing It Together, podcaster Grace Aki from Tell Me On A Sunday joins me to discuss Space Jam: A New Legacy. LeBron James replaces Michael Jordan in this decades later follow-up, and instead of fun and Looney Tunes silliness we’re treated to a gross cavalcade of Warner Bros IP. Who says movies are dead? Puzzle pieces include Wreck-It Ralph, Ready Player One, BASEketball, and Jumanji.

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Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (Featuring Rico Albarracin)

On the 5th installment of our Missing Pieces series, Rico Albarracin joins me to talk about Edgar Wright’s 2010 comic book adaptation Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. A celebration of nerd culture, it’s become a cult hit over time, even if audiences didn’t immediately respond to the film or its soon to be hugely famous cast at the time. Puzzle pieces include Speed Racer, 500 Days Of Summer, Sin city and The Wizard.

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Doctor Sleep (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 99th episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock (our resident Stanley Kubrick expert) joins me for Doctor Sleep, the 40 years later sequel to the classic horror film The Shining. Based on a recent novel from Stephen King, Doctor Sleep and director Mike Flanagan tries to answer questions you probably never had about The Shining and expands the mythology in all kinds of new ways. Puzzle pieces include Ready Player One, It Chapter 1 & 2, The Frighteners and the Twilight series.

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Alita: Battle Angel (Featuring Millennial Mike)

On the 73rd episode of Piecing It Together, Millennial Mike from the Exiles Network joins me for an episode long in the making. Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s manga-based epic sci-fi adventure has divided audiences ever since it came out earlier this year, but now that it’s on VOD, the two of us have a great discussion about this inventive, crazy movie that we both loved. Puzzle pieces include The Matrix, Avatar, Wonder Woman and Ex Machina.

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