It's October, which means time for horror movies. Missing Frames kicks things off by taking a look at the Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg classic Poltergeist. Shawn Eastridge is joined by first-time Missing Framer and Paste Magazine’s News Editor Scott Russell, who has never seen Poltergeist. Also returning to the show is Paste Magazine’s resident horror movie expert Jim Vorel.
Over Labor Day weekend on the eve of DragonCon, John Mills downed a few beers and joined Shawn Eastridge for a rambling discussion on Star Wars, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Ant-Man and the Wasp's lackluster box office performances and the problem with franchises in general. Also, John's drunk, so you won't want to miss this. (And we promise we'll get back to normal Missing Frames episodes soon. Shawn's a busy kid. Be nice.)
TECHNICAL NOTE: The impromptu nature of this stunning work of podcasting resulted in its being recorded on an iPhone. As a result, the audio quality is not stellar. Please bear with us and try to enjoy the beauty of the conversation, despite the technical snafus.
In this special Between Takes episode of Missing Frames, Darren Moser and his wonderful daughter Elizabeth take point to discuss Elizabeth's first ever viewing of The Empire Strikes Back. Could this be the most adorable episode of Missing Frames ever? Why, yes. Yes it is. You can find more from this daddy/daughter team on the delightful Goodnight Moon podcast.
Willow is a beloved cult classic with lots of star power and the storytelling prowess of George Lucas and Ron Howard behind it. But does it hold up, or is it strictly for the nostalgia crowd? Shawn Eastridge is joined by Darren Moser (Ceti Alpha 3, Goodnight Moon) as they both watch Willow for the first time. They'll also discuss why Shawn always gets Willow confused with Ladyhawke and Legend and rave about the all-around awesomeness of Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer.
In this episode, Shawn uses Missing Frames as an excuse to FINALLY get his wife to watch one of his personal favorites, Robert Zemeckis' Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a technical marvel that expertly blends live-action footage with hand-drawn animation and it still holds up today as one of the most impressive accomplishments in film history. But what really elevates it is its intelligent script and its magnificent performances, specifically from the late, great Bob Hoskins. Tune in to find out whether or not Sarah enjoyed it or if she'd rather stick this movie in a vat of Dip.