25: Movies That Shaped Us

April 16th, 2018

For our twenty-fifth episode, we decided to each pick 25 movies that we've had meaningful experiences with, in one way or another. These are not favorites, specifically, and we think you'll be surprised by some of the choices as a result.

As you might expect, discussing fifty movies, even briefly, takes time. Clocking in at three hours and five minutes, this is our longest episode yet!

Let us know what you think on Twitter: @settingtheframe for CJ, and @juniorbeho for Cesar.

You can also check out Cesar's work over at Film Smash.

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24: Marathon Man (1976, John Schlesinger)

March 20th, 2018

Episode 24 delves into the dark and twisty intrigue of John Schlesinger's MARATHON MAN. "Is it safe?" You'll have to listen to find out.

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23: Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks)

March 13th, 2018

The number three box office hit of 1939, Howard Hawks' ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS, is the focus of episode 23. This comedy-drama about pilots flying mail through treacherous conditions over the Andes Mountains, while navigating the effects of such a dangerous lifestyle, was a great first-time watch for both CJ and Cesar.

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22: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004, Kerry Conran)

March 5th, 2018

An homage to science fiction serials of the 1930's, the subject of our latest episode is Kerry Conran's SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW.

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21: Hard Boiled (1992, John Woo) and Our Favorites of 2017

February 20th, 2018

While the first half of this episode focuses on John Woo's HARD BOILED, we begin by discussing the long-awaited trailer for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. After the break, Chelsea Dove (Episode 15 - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN) returns to the show, joining Cesar and C.J. for a conversation about our favorite movies of 2017.

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20: East of Eden (1955, Elia Kazan)

February 2nd, 2018

James Dean made only three movies in his short career, and C.J. managed to never see any of them. So, our first episode of 2018 covers Dean's film debut, Elia Kazan's 1955 adaptation of John Steinbeck's EAST OF EDEN.

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19: The Last Jedi (2017, Rian Johnson) and Gremlins (1984, Joe Dante)

December 27th, 2017

We discuss the latest STAR WARS movie, Rian Johnson's THE LAST JEDI, during the first half of this episode. If you'd like to avoid spoilers for that, skip ahead to the 40-minute mark. For the second half of the show, we look back at Joe Dante's GREMLINS. Happy holidays!

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18: Reservoir Dogs (1992, Quentin Tarantino)

December 18th, 2017

It's hard to believe we spent an hour talking about Quentin Tarantino's debut feature without mentioning the recent news that he's helping to develop a new STAR TREK feature film for Paramount, but we did. Anyway, RESERVOIR DOGS has turned twenty-five and can officially rent a car if it wants to.

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17: Superman (1978, Richard Donner)

December 11th, 2017

With new releases from both Marvel Studios and DC Comics in theaters now, we look back at the first large-scale superhero movie ever made: Richard Donner's SUPERMAN.

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16: The Thing (1982, John Carpenter)

November 20th, 2017

For this episode, we created a Facebook poll for our fans to decide what horror movie we would tackle next. The results were close, with THE THING edging out films like POLTERGEIST and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. We'd like to thank everyone who voted, and we hope you enjoy the discussion.

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