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The Film Stage Show Ep. 202 – Kubo and the Two Strings

Written by Brian Roan, August 22, 2016 at 11:06 am 

Kubo and the Two Strings

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Bill Graham and Michael Snydel to discuss Laika‘s latest stop-motion animation Kubo and the Two Strings.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 202 – Kubo and the Two Strings

0:00 – 04:12 – Introductions

04:13 – 08:12 – Sausage Party Discussion

08:13 – 37:48 – Kubo and the Two Strings Discussion

37:49 – 1:53:06 – Kubo and the Two Strings Spoilers

Bonus: Listen to Dario Marianelli‘s full score below.

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The Film Stage Roundtable Ep. 6 – Remakes Worth Making

Written by Brian Roan, August 18, 2016 at 11:55 am 

Aliens vs Predator

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Roundtable, a spin-off podcast from the madmen who bring you The Film Stage Show.

On this show we react to our feature on The 50 Best Comedies of the 21st Century So Far and discuss what we think shouldn’t be on it and what should be higher or have made the cut. Then, in honor of Pete’s Dragon, we discuss bad movies that should get remade, and with what talent.

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M4A: The Film Stage Roundtable Ep. 6 – Remakes Worth Making

00:00 – 5:04 – Introductions

5:05 – 34:31 – Comedy Commotion

34:32 – 1:07:05 – Remake Revolution

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 201 – Pete’s Dragon

Written by Brian Roan, August 15, 2016 at 12:27 pm 

Petes Dragon

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Bill Graham and Michael Snydel to discuss David Lowery’s Disney remake of Pete’s Dragon, which is now in wide release.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 201 – Pete’s Dragon

0:00 – 06:29 – Introductions

06:30 – 42:29 – Pete’s Dragon Discussion

42:30 – 1:30:18 – Pete’s Dragon Spoilers

Bonus: Listen to the full score/soundtrack below, featuring Okkervil River, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and more.

The Film Stage is supported by MUBI, a curated online cinema streaming a selection of exceptional independent, classic, and award-winning films from around the world. Each day, MUBI hand-picks a new gem and you have one month to watch it. Try it for free here.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 200 – Suicide Squad

Written by Brian Roan, August 8, 2016 at 11:40 am 

Suicide Squad 9

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Bill Graham and Michael Snydel to discuss David Ayer‘s DCU blockbuster Suicide Squad. Then, to celebrate our 200th episode, we bring back some familiar voices to see what they’re up to.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 200 – Suicide Squad

0:00 – 05:03 – Introductions

05:04 – 57:32 – Suicide Squad Discussion

57:33 – 1:43:09 – Suicide Squad Spoilers

1:43:10 – 2:07:54 – Nick Newman and Danny King Return

The Film Stage is supported by MUBI, a curated online cinema streaming a selection of exceptional independent, classic, and award-winning films from around the world. Each day, MUBI hand-picks a new gem and you have one month to watch it. Try it for free here.

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The Film Stage Roundtable Ep. 5 – Our Favorite Television Shows

Written by Brian Roan, August 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm 

Stranger Things

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Roundtable, a spin-off podcast from the madmen who bring you The Film Stage Show.

On this show we react to our feature on The 50 Best Sci-Fi Films of the 21st Century So Far and discuss what we think shouldn’t be on it and what should be higher or have made the cut. Then we move on to the sameness of the summer movie season (once again), taking a look at how we define it. Lastly, we discuss our favorite television shows.

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M4A: The Film Stage Roundtable Ep. 5 – Our Favorite Television Shows

00:00 – 7:39 – Introductions

7:40 – 26:36 – Sci-Fi Shuffle

26:37 – 41:01 – So Long, Summer

41:02 – 1:06:24 – Top TV

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 199 – Jason Bourne

Written by Brian Roan, August 1, 2016 at 11:59 am 

Jason Bourne

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Bill Graham and Michael Snydel to discuss Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon‘s return to their hit spy franchise with Jason Bourne, which is now in wide release.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 199 – Jason Bourne

0:00 – 06:41 – Introductions

06:42 – 39:18 – Jason Bourne Discussion

39:19 – 1:12:42 – Jason Bourne Spoilers

Bonus: Watch a video essay on how the Bourne series changed film fights.

The Film Stage is supported by MUBI, a curated online cinema streaming a selection of exceptional independent, classic, and award-winning films from around the world. Each day, MUBI hand-picks a new gem and you have one month to watch it. Try it for free here.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 198 – The Childhood of a Leader

Written by Brian Roan, July 29, 2016 at 2:13 pm 

The Childhood of a Leader

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Amanda Waltz and Bill Graham to discuss Brady Corbet‘s directorial debut The Childhood of a Leader, starring Bérénice Bejo, Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Yolande Moreau, and Tom Sweet, which is now available to stream and in limited release.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 198 – The Childhood of a Leader

0:00 – 1:09:32 – The Childhood of a Leader Discussion

Bonus: Watch a talk with Brady Corbet on the making of the film.

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The Film Stage Roundtable Ep. 4 – Petty Controversies, Boycott Alternatives, and Subtitle Superiority

Written by Brian Roan, July 21, 2016 at 2:53 pm 

Ghostbusters

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Roundtable, a spin-off podcast from the madmen who bring you The Film Stage Show.

On this show we talk about controversies surrounding certain films, and if getting rustled up is actually warranted. We also discuss the alternatives one could do to make an impact instead of boycotting when it comes to films. Lastly, we talk about all things subtitles: when we use them, when we don’t, and if they should affect a performance.

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M4A: The Film Stage Roundtable Ep. 4 – Petty Controversies, Boycott Alternatives, and Subtitle Superiority

00:00 – 2:53 – Introductions

2:54 – 24:11 – Petty Controversies

24:12 – 42:08 – Boycott Alternatives

42:09 – 1:05:52 – Subtitle Superiority

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 197 – Ghostbusters

Written by Brian Roan, July 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm 

Ghostbusters 2

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Amanda Waltz and Bill Graham to briefly discuss Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition before diving into a feature review of Paul Feig‘s new take on Ghostbusters.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 197 – Ghostbusters

0:00 –  03:03 – Introduction

03:04 – 9:12 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition Discussion

9:13 – 56:44 – Ghostbusters Discussion

56:45 – 1:44:16 – Ghostbusters Spoiler Discussion

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The Film Stage Roundtable Ep. 3 – Director Cuts, Angry Subjects, and Painful Deaths

Written by Brian Roan, July 7, 2016 at 1:10 pm 

Blade Runner

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Roundtable, a spin-off podcast from the madmen who bring you The Film Stage Show.

On this show we devote ourselves purely to the discussion of topics and issues related to film culture as a whole. On this week’s show we talk through director’s cuts and if they are actually an improvement, how lawsuits effect a feature film’s attention, then we get dark talking about painful deaths.

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M4A: The Film Stage Roundtable Ep. 3 – Big Cuts, Angry Subjects, and Painful Deaths

00:00 – 3:59 – Introductions

04:00 – 25:14 – Big Cuts

25:15 – 45:31 – Angry Subjects

45:32 – 1:09:24 – Painful Deaths

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