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The Film Stage Show Ep. 98 – Under the Skin and Draft Day

Written by Brian Roan, April 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, TFS’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Transcendence, Breaking the Waves, and more, as well as what we recently watched.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 98 - Under the Skin and Draft Day

00:00 – 01:54 – Introduction

01:55 – 08:52 – Draft Day Review

08:53 – 28:38 – Under the Skin Review

28:39 – 47:53 - Under the Skin Spoilers

47:54 – 01:07:54 – Coming to Theaters, Blu-ray, and What We’ve Seen

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 97 – Nymphomaniac and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Written by Brian Roan, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier before diving into a feature review of Lars von Trier‘s four-hour-plus drama Nymphomaniac. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including A Touch of Sin, Only Lovers Left Alive and more, as well as what we recently watched.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 97 – Nymphomaniac and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

00:00 – 04:02 – Introduction

04:03 – 12:43 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

12:44 – 45:34 – Nymphomaniac Review

45:35 – 01:04:02 - Nymphomaniac Spoilers

01:04:03 – 1:17:22 – Coming to Theaters, Blu-ray, and What We’ve Seen

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 96 – Noah and Religious Films

Written by Brian Roan, March 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I talk about the sudden surge of religious-themed films, both biblical epics and evangelical dramas. Then, we talked about the newest film from Darren Aronofsky, Noah. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Anchorman 2, as well as what we recently watched.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 96 – Noah and Religious Films

00:00 – 01:27 – Introduction

01:28 – 19:31 – Religious Films

19:32 – 46:47 – Noah Review

46:48 – 01:03:51 - Noah Spoilers

01:03:52 – 1:17:22 – Coming to Theaters, Blu-ray, and What We’ve Seen

Bonus: See the poem that a 12-year-old Aronofsky crafted, serving as an initial inspiration for the film (via Variety) below.

The Dove
A Poem by Darren Aronofsky
January 13, 1982

Evil was in the world
The laughing crowd
Left the foolish man at his ark
Filled with animals
When the rain began to fall
It was hopeless
The man could not take the evil crowd with him
But he was allowed to bring his good family.

The rain continued through the night
And the cries of screaming men filled the air
The ark was afloat
Until the dove returned with the leaf
Evil still existed.

When the rainbows reached throughout the sky
The humble man and his family knew what it meant
The animals ran and flew freely with their newborn
The fog rose and the sun shone
Peace was in the air
And it soon appeared in all of man’s heart.

He knew evil would not be kept away
For evil and war could not be destroyed
But neither was it possible to destroy peace
Evil is hard to end and peace is hard to begin
But the rainbow and the dove will always live
Within every man’s heart.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 95 – Enemy and Muppets Most Wanted

Written by Brian Roan, March 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I remember James Rebhorn and briefly discuss Muppets Most Wanted. Then we dive into a feature review of Denis Villeneuve‘s thriller Enemy, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Noah and The Wolf of Wall Street, as well as what we recently watched.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 95 – Enemy and Muppets Most Wanted

00:00 – 07:05 – Introduction and James Rebhorn

07:06 – 11:28 – Muppets Most Wanted Review

11:29 – 29:05  - Enemy Review

29:06 – 55:03 - Enemy Spoilers

55:04 – 1:06:18 – Coming to Theaters, Blu-ray, and What We’ve Seen

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The Film Stage Show Interview – Producer Dean Silvers On How to Break Into the Film Industry

Written by Brian Roan, March 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. Today we have a special bonus episode, featuring an interview with producer and filmmaker Dean Silvers, who discusses his experience in the industry, chronicled in his new book, Secrets of Breaking into the Film & TV Business (which is now available here).

Having worked in film and television for nearly three decades, Silvers has produced numerous acclaimed features, including David O. Russell‘s first two films, Flirting with Disaster and Spanking the Monkey, as well as collaborating with Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, James Mangold, Stephen Chbosky, Bob Balaban, Juan Jose Campanella, the Weinsteins, and many more. For more from Dean Silvers, check out his recent Reddit AMA, find him on Twitter, and listen to our full conversation below.

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MP3: The Film Stage Show Interview – Producer Dean Silvers On How to Break Into the Film Industry

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 94 – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Written by Brian Roan, March 20, 2014 at 11:30 am 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I discuss the latest film from Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Muppets Most Wanted and Nymphomaniac: Volume I, as well as what we recently watched.

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MP3: The Film Stage Show Ep. 94 – The Grand Budapest Hotel

00:00 – 04:01 – Introduction

04:02 – 38:34 – The Grand Budapest Hotel Review

38:35 – 45:05  - The Grand Budapest Hotel Spoilers

45:06 - 1:10:44 – Coming to Theaters, Blu-ray, and What We’ve Seen

Bonus: Watch Wes Anderson dissect a scene from The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 93 – True Detective

Written by Brian Roan, March 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I skip a movie discussion to dive deep into all eight episodes of Nic Pizzolatto and Cary Fukunaga‘s first season of the hit HBO show True Detective. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Need for Speed and Enemy, as well as what we recently watched.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 93 – True Detective

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 92 – Non-Stop and Alain Resnais

Written by Brian Roan, March 4, 2014 at 11:30 am 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I are joined by colleague Ty Landis as we revisit the life and work of director Alain Resnais before discussing Liam Neeson’s newest thriller Non-Stop. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including The Grand Budapest Hotel and Mr. Peabody and Sherman, as well as what we recently watched.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 92 – Non-Stop and Alain Resnais

00:00 – 02:42 – Introduction

02:42 – 14:43 – Remembering Alain Resnais

14:43 – 35:25 - Non-Stop Review

35:25 – 47:20 - Non-Stop Spoilers

47:20 – 1:07:38  - The Week Ahead

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 91 – The LEGO Movie

Written by Jordan Raup, February 13, 2014 at 11:00 am 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman and I discuss Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s hit animation The LEGO Move. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including RoboCop and Winter’s Tale, as well as what we recently watched.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 91 – The LEGO Movie

00:00 – 03:38 – Introduction

03:59 – 27:42 – The LEGO Movie Review

27:43 – 38:56 - The LEGO Movie Spoilers

38:55 – 1:00:36  - The Week Ahead

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 90 – Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

Written by Brian Roan, February 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I dedicate the entire episode to reflecting on the career of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away at the age of 46 last Sunday.

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MP3: The Film Stage Show Ep. 90 – Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

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