On the 128th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell stops by to talk about one of the most unique and stylish horror movies of the year, Gretel & Hansel. This re-imagining of the classic children’s tale is one of the best movies I saw in the theater this year (before they all closed due to the Coronavirus) and is finally out now for rent. Puzzle pieces include The Witch, The Shining, The Cell and Mandy.
On the 2nd episode of the special episode series called Breaking It Apart, co-host Kris Krainock and I take a look NOT at a new movie and what movies inspired it, but at a classic movie and what movies were inspired BY it… And this time we’re looking at the classic Stanley Kubrick feature 2001: A Space Odyssey. Somehow depicting outer space before we even made it out there, and with some of the most breathtaking visuals ever put to film, 2001 recently had an IMAX re-release which really let the amazingly unique and trippy views of outer space and wormholes shine. Narrowing down the influences on this one were especially difficult as the film clearly laid the groundwork for all of sci-fi from when it was released in 1968 to today. Puzzle pieces include Star Wars, The Tree of Life, Adaptation and The Simpsons.