Princess Mononoke is arguably Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece, but Scott Russell, a huge Miyazaki fan, has yet to see it. In this episode, he joins Shawn to discuss his first-ever viewing of the animated classic. They discuss its brilliant, unconventional storytelling and where it ranks in the rest of Miyazaki's remarkable filmography.
Shawn and Sarah have never seen Hamilton. They haven't heard the soundtrack. They barely know the REAL Alexander Hamilton story. So, to celebrate the 4th of July, they decided to check the original Broadway performance out on Disney Plus. Did it make all of their dreams come true? Do they FINALLY get all the hype? This...is the podcast episode about the film that captured the production...of Hamilton.
DISCLAIMER: We ran into some audio issues in the first part of the show. These are cleared up in the post-viewing portion of the episode. Thanks for bearing with us! We love you!
Carley Cooper returns to continue educating Shawn in the ways of Marilyn Monroe. This time around, they watch The Seven Year Itch, another classic comedy and the first of two collaborations between Monroe and writer/director Billy Wilder. Not only do they discuss the film (and whether or not it lives up to Wilder and Monroe's second collaboration Some Like It Hot), they discuss Monroe's troubled career and why she was far more clever than some people gave her credit for.
Shawn, Brad and Aaron join forces once again to take on yet another franchise. This time, they've watched all four Jaws movies and have reunited to discuss their (potentially shocking) opinions and ratings.
Tricia Aurand of the Lessons from the Screenplay team returns to Missing Frames to introduce Shawn to West Side Story. This seminal 1961 musical, co-directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, won the Academy Award for Best Picture and paved the way for an entire decade of cinematic musical adaptations. Not only had Shawn never seen the film, he knew next to nothing about its story or its characters.
Join Shawn and Tricia as they discuss whether or not the film still holds up today, their favorite song and dance numbers and whether they're looking forward to the upcoming Steven Spielberg remake.