We’re proud to announce the debut of our new official podcast, The Film Stage Show. Delivered weekly, our discussion will begin by dissecting a topic tied to recent film news or a current trend. We’ll then go into a feature review followed by a look ahead in home releases and theatrical offerings. The Film Stage’s associate editor Nick Newman and staff writer Danny King will join me each week with plans for guests to stop by in future episodes.
Kicking things off for our first episode we discuss the newfangled marketing trend of teasers for trailer, with Rian Johnson‘s Looper prompting the talk. Then we jump into a feature review of Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon‘s twisty tale of horror and comedy, The Cabin in the Woods. To end we dive into some home video picks, including Steve McQueen‘s Shame and Brad Bird‘s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Stream below or click to download (right-click and save as…).
Opening music comes courtesy of Deerhunter and the sample of The Cabin in the Woods trailer from Lionsgate.
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Composer Nathan Johnson is a master at making off-beat and imperfect instruments sound distant yet accessible on a number of vastly different narratives (see: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper). His latest work is a pair of scores for films that were both released this month, Jake Paltrow‘s neo-western Young Ones and the journalistic thriller Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner. Johnson has also been producing a couple albums and […]
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