Indie Movies Review: FirstGlance Film Festival Edition, Part 1 – Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast

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Title: Service Animal [IMDb]

Director: Wendy Pennington (@WendyPenningtn)

Producer: Wendy Pennington (executive)

Writer: Stuart Glass

Stars: Wendy Pennington, Sharon Garrison, Steve Corder

Release date: June 1, 2019

 

Title: White Christmas [IMDb]

Director: Jeff Kanew (@JeffKanew)

Producers: Camryn Kanew, Jeff Kanew

Writer: Camryn Kanew

Stars: Camryn Kanew, Keith Aaron JarvisJohn Colella

Release date: May 21, 2019

 

Title: Ramel Carter [IMDb]

Director: Chris H. Greene

Producers: Louie Pizzle (@Louiepizzle), Greg Packs (executive)

Writer: Louie Pizzle

Stars: Louie Pizzle, Chris H. Greene, Cienna JadeJelani JeffriesSpencer Du BoffDarren HolmquistJustin ParkerLionel Sylvestre

Release date: November 9, 2018

 

Title: Eyes Open [IMDb]

Director: Jawed J.S.

Producer: Jawed J.S.

Writer: Jawed J.S.

Star: Angela Bell

Release date: September 12, 2019 (CA)

 

SHOWNOTES: Collateral Cinema was contacted by multiple directors, writers, and producers participating in the 2019 Los Angeles FirstGlance Film Festival (@FirstGlanceFilm), and we decided to review a few at a time! In the first of two parts focusing on FirstGlance Films, we analyze four short films: Wendy Pennington’s Service Animal (2019), Jeff Kanew’s (Revenge of the Nerds) White Christmas (2019), Chris H. Green’s and Louie Pizzle’s Ramel Carter (2018), and Jawed J.S.’s Eyes Open (2019). We love to celebrate indie filmmakers, and we hope you enjoy this episode and go support these guys! Stay tuned for Part 2, where we’ll delve into a few feature-length movies at the festival!

Collateral Cinema is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we have exclusive full-length commentaries on our favorite movies and plan more to come!

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Ep 31: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980) – Collateral Cinema Halloween Special (SPOILERS)

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Title: The Shining [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Producer: Stanley Kubrick

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson, Stephen King (novel)

Stars: Jack NicholsonShelley DuvallScatman CrothersDanny Lloyd

Release date: May 23, 1980 (US)

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: Your Favorite Band Sucks (@YFBSpod)

SHOWNOTES: Happy Halloween, Collateral Cinema fans! We’re celebrating the 2019 holiday by discussing one of the greatest and most influential horror films of all time, and another this season based on a best-selling novel by Stephen King: The Shining, the 1980 movie adaptation directed, produced, and written by Stanley Kubrick! Beau, Robert, and Ash appraise the value of the film as a pop culture phenomenon, give our thoughts on the cinematic direction taken by Kubrick in comparison and contrast to King’s original story, and analyze the implicit qualities of layered storytelling throughout. We even have time to mention the documentary film Room 237 and the upcoming sequel adaptation Doctor Sleep. You can check in any time you like, but—wait, that’s the wrong popular culture hotel reference!

Collateral Cinema is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we have exclusive full-length commentaries on our favorite movies and plan more to come!

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Collateral Cinema Civil War: David Ayer’s Suicide Squad – Season Premiere (SPOILERS)

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Title: Suicide Squad [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: David Ayer

Producers: Charles RovenRichard Suckle

Writers: David Ayer, John Ostrander (comic)

Stars: Will SmithJared LetoMargot RobbieJoel KinnamanViola DavisJai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeIke BarinholtzScott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne

Release date: August 5, 2016 (US)

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: Black Girls Do Stuff Too! (@BlkGirlsDoStuff)

SHOWNOTES: Welcome to Collateral Cinema Season Three! We wanted to start off with something a little more contentious: Beau, Robert, Ashley, and Dakota don’t actually agree on how we feel about the 2016 DCEU superhero (or supervillain) movie Suicide Squad, directed and written by David Ayer! Which of us wholeheartedly agrees with the generally negative critical consensus? Which of us feels there’s something of value here to be apologists for? Which of us just likes that custom-made Joker car? Listen to find out! This Season Premiere, Collateral Cinema discusses the questionable cinematography, well-chosen but not-so-well-implemented soundtrack, mixed-reception casting, and the problematic reshooting and editing process that happened in the production of Suicide Squad. We also make comparisons on the part of Jared Leto’s Joker performance against the many others (including Joaquin Phoenix’ recent portrayal in the standalone titular movie), as well as this movie as a whole to its obvious Marvel counterpart and cinematic adaptation inspiration Guardians of the Galaxy from James Gunn—and on that note, predictions of where Gunn will take the announced sequel/soft reboot The Suicide Squad set in the DC Extended Universe, in addition to what we expect from the upcoming sequel Birds of Prey! There’s a lot to dig in here, and a lot to harp on in this film, but most importantly, did we have fun talking about it?

Collateral Cinema is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we have exclusive full-length commentaries on our favorite movies and plan more to come!

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At the Movies Edition: Andy Muschietti’s It Chapter Two – Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast

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Title: It Chapter Two [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Andy Muschietti

Producers: Barbara MuschiettiDan LinRoy Lee

Writers: Gary Dauberman (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)

Stars: Jessica ChastainJames McAvoyBill HaderIsaiah MustafaJay RyanJames RansoneAndy BeanBill Skarsgård

Release date: September 6, 2019 (US)

While getting ready for Season Three, Collateral Cinema visited our local theater once more to see the newly released film adaptation of the 1986 classic novel by Stephen King and sequel to the 2017 hit film: It—that is, we watched It Chapter Two and gave our thoughts on the supernatural horror movie still fresh in our minds! Does “IT” live up to its cinematic predecessors, both Chapter One and the 1990 miniseries? Do we even all agree on that? You can only find out by listening to our spoiler-free review! And afterward… stay afloat for our Season Premiere on Suicide Squad next week!

Collateral Cinema is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive full-length commentaries on our favorite movies soon!

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Collateral Cinema Full-Length Movie Commentary: Robert Lieberman’s Fire in the Sky (Patron-Only Content)

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Title: Fire in the Sky [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Robert Lieberman

Producers: Joe Wizan, Todd Black

Writer(s): Tracy Tormé (screenplay), Travis Walton (book)

Stars: D. B. SweeneyRobert PatrickCraig ShefferPeter BergJames Garner

Release date: March 12, 1993 (US)

SHOWNOTES: Another full-length movie commentary for our esteemed patrons! As an exclusive extra to our episode on the alien abduction film Fire in the Sky (based on the novel The Walton Experience), Beau and Robert discuss the movie while watching it. Feel free to listen to our commentary while watching yourself, or as standalone content!

We thank all our patrons for their support; more commentaries and other content will be arriving here very soon, so stay tuned for more from Collateral Cinema, the only movie podcast that matters!

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Collateral Cinema Full-Length Movie Commentary: Uwe Boll’s House of the Dead (Patron-Only Content)

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Title: House of the Dead [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Uwe Boll

Producers: Uwe BollWolfgang Herold, Shawn Williamson

Writers: Mark A. Altman (screenplay & story), Dave Parker (screenplay), Dan Bates (story)

Starring: Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso, Clint Howard, Ona Grauer, Enuka Okuma, Will Sanderson, Kira ClavellMichael Eklund, Sonya Salomaa, Ellie Cornell, Jürgen Prochnow

Release date: October 10, 2003 (US)

SHOWNOTES: Beau and Robert slap on their thoughts to this so-bad-it’s-hilarious action horror film based on the light gun arcade game. As always, dear patron, you’re free to watch the movie with us, or enjoy this exclusive content as a standalone experience! Either way, we hope you have fun with this extra for the Collateral Cinema House of the Dead episode!

We thank all our patrons for their support; more commentaries and other content will be arriving here very soon, so stay tuned for more from Collateral Cinema, the only movie podcast that matters!

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Collateral Cinema Full-Length Movie Commentary: Peter Yates’ Bullitt (Patron-Only Content)

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Title: Bullitt [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Peter Yates

Producer: Philip D’Antoni

Writers: Alan R. Trustman (screenplay), Harry Kleiner (screenplay), Robert L. Fish (novel: Mute Witness)

Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset,
Don Gordon, Simon Oakland

Release date: October 17, 1968

Collateral Cinema is back at it again with exclusive patron content! This time, we’ve produced a full-length commentary on director Peter Yates’ action thriller Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen. Feel free to play this in real time while you watch the film, or sit back and enjoy extra discussion from the Collateral Cinema team on this timeless classic!

We thank all our patrons for their support; more commentaries and other content will be arriving here very soon, so stay tuned for more from Collateral Cinema, the only movie podcast that matters!

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