43: Stand By Me (1986, Rob Reiner)

September 18th, 2019

With IT: CHAPTER TWO leading the box office this Labor Day, Cesar chose another Stephen King adaptation, Rob Reiner's 1986 ensemble kids movie classic, STAND BY ME. The conversation begins with a few recommendations; Cesar talks about finding great award-winning shorts on Kanopy, and C.J. talks briefly about Blake Edwards' EXPERIMENT IN TERROR. We also touch on Disney's decision to release episodes for their new streaming service weekly, instead of in season blocks.

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40: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987, John Hughes)

November 23rd, 2018

Just in time to kick off the holidays, we're joined by another former co-worker, Jason Swoboda, to talk about PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES. Shockingly, this happens to be a first-time watch for both C.J. and Cesar.

For Cesar's reviews of both classic and contemporary Asian Cinema, please visit Film Smash.

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Check out "Searching for Candy," a blog and future book release from Tracey J. Morgan here.

32: The Naked Spur (1953, Anthony Mann)

July 2nd, 2018

This week's movie was picked for us by an old friend from the video store days, Nik Pollutra. Nik's a hard-core fan of classics, especially Westerns, and we're thrilled that he was able to join us for a discussion of Anthony Mann's THE NAKED SPUR. "Spur" was one of Mann's many collaborations with James Stewart, and is one of the best examples of the darker, psychological westerns of the 1950's.

You can find Nik's Letterboxd account here.

You can follow C.J. on Twitter @settingtheframe and find his Letterboxd account here.

You can follow Cesar on Twitter @juniorbeho, find his Letterboxd account here, and check out his reviews at Film Smash.

31: Spies Like Us (1985, John Landis)

June 25th, 2018

For this episode, we're returning to the midpoint of the 1980's for some Cold War hijinks from Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd in SPIES LIKE US.

You can read more about George Lucas' fight to rename the "Star Wars" missle defense in this 1985 Washington Post article.

You can follow Cesar on Twitter @juniorbeho.

You can follow C.J. on Twitter @settingtheframe.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.