20 years ago, a little film called The Matrix came along. The film raised the bar for action, science-fiction and special effects. More importantly, it's just so gosh darn cool. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Shawn sits down with Julia Barton, who had never seen the classic sci-fi/action film. (She didn't even know there was kung-fu involved!) Find out whether or not she enjoyed her plunge down the rabbit hole or if she would have preferred to take the blue pill.
Big thanks to listener Jonathan, who requested this episode ALL THE WAY BACK in December of last year. We're sorry it took so long!
Brad Gullickson and Aaron Prescott of the Rest.In.Pictures Podcast join Shawn for a rewatch of the entire A Nightmare on Elm Street series. Which ones are great? Which ones are terrible? Our co-hosts answers might surprise you.
'Tis the season for horror movies and what better place to start than William Friedkin's 1973 classic The Exorcist. Michael Tucker, creator of Lessons From the Screenplay, joins Shawn to discuss Michael's first-ever viewing of the film and whether or not its reputation as the 'scariest movie of all time' still holds up today.
When it was first released in 1954, Johnny Guitar was dismissed by critics and left in the dust. In the time since, Nicholas Ray's landmark western has been dubbed one of the greatest films of all time by the likes of François Truffaut and Martin Scorsese. Brad Gullickson returns to celebrate Missing Frames' 70th episode and to introduce Shawn to this classic masterwork.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Has time been kind to the film not-so-affectionately dubbed 'The Motionless Picture'? TC Padgett returns to Missing Frames for his first viewing of the film. Also joining for the first time is Star Trek fan Leah Hale to help navigate TC and Shawn through their many emotions about the film.