Brian Bitner of the Beyond the Screenplay podcast returns to discuss Masaki Kobayashi's 'Harakiri.' This beloved masterwork has been a missing frame in both Shawn and Brian's lives for far too long - does it live up to its esteemed reputation?
David Lynch is one of Shawn's favorite filmmakers, but he's never gotten around to seeing Lynch's 1984 adaptation of 'Dune.' Fellow Nerd Party members John Mills and Tristan Riddell join Shawn for his first viewing of the film, discussing the film's pros and cons and whether it's truly as bad as David Lynch seems to think it is.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Matt Reeves' The Batman, the Franchyze Boyz revisit Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy. Who thinks Batman Begins is the best of the bunch? Who thinks The Dark Knight Rises is a complete mess? Introduce a little anarchy to your headphones and tune in to find out!
To celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, Shawn decides to introduce his lovely wife Sarah to David Anspaugh’s 1993 classic Rudy, starring Sean Astin. Rudy is a film Shawn has loved since he was a kid, but does it still hold up? And does this classic underdog story still work for someone who has never seen it?
The Franchyze Boyz conclude their Star Trek movie marathon with a rewatch of the J.J. Abrams/Justin Lin helmed Kelvin Trilogy. Does Star Trek '09 have too many lens flares? Is Into Darkness little more than a Wrath of Khan knockoff? And is Beyond a worthy 50th anniversary celebration of the entire franchise? Set phasers to fun, blast some Beastie Boys, and space jump right into this epic finale.