Missing Frames kicks off the new year with one of Stanley Kubrick's early triumphs Paths of Glory. Joining Shawn for this episode is returning guest Daniel Rainer, a self-professed Kubrick fanatic who has also never seen this classic film. Does it hold up to Kubrick's other works or is it best left in the pre-Dr. Strangelove era? Tune in to find out.
On December 15, 1978, Superman was released in theaters, paving the way for a new film genre and legitimizing superheroes in general. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this classic, Shawn shows it to self-professed Superman agnostic T.C. Padgett. The pair discusses T.C.'s reaction to his first viewing, whether or not it changed his opinions on Superman and why the Man of Steel seems to be such a tough character to adapt in this day and age.
For the historic 50th episode of Missing Frames, Shawn is joined once more by Brad Gullickson of ITMODcast and Rest.In.Pictures Podcast to watch one of Brad's favorite movies: Big Trouble in Little China. Will Shawn embrace this film the same way Brad has, or will its zany blend of martial arts, action and humor be too much for him? Tune in to find out.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's science-fiction masterpiece, Shawn sits down with his wife Sarah for her first ever viewing of 2001: A Space Odyssey. They discuss the film's legacy, what it all means (and whether it really matters if you know what it all means) and the difference between 'boring' and 'slow.'