2016 Movie-A-Day #146: The Ides of March

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An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

2016 Movie-A-Day #145: In the Loop

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During an interview, British Cabinet Minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander) delivers an off-the-cuff remark that war in the Middle East is “unforeseeable.” Profane political spin doctor Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) tries to cover up Foster’s faux pas, but the ill-conceived comment is picked up by a warmongering American official. Foster is invited to Washington, D.C., where a war of words brews as politicians maneuver, manipulate and deceive each other before a U.N. vote on military action.

The Screen Watchers Guild Podcast #227: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

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We have a BONUS review for you this week, in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Comedy sequels are not traditionally good, as they tend to just be a re-hash of the same film. Neighbors 2 manages to create some new laughs along with a feminine twist on the story from the first film, and maybe some genuine heart as well.

00:00:00 Intro
00:00:52 Film Discussion
00:21:52 Final Rating
00:26:04 Film Recommendations

The Screen Watchers Guild Podcast #226: The Nice Guys

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This week we check out Shane Black’s latest film, The Nice Guys. Featuring Hollywood heavy-hitters like Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, and a great performance by newcomer Angourie Rice, The New Guys manages to deliver solid laughs along with some pretty good action.

00:00:00 Intro
00:00:49 Film Discussion
00:25:39 Final Rating
00:28:37 Film Recommendations
00:30:50 Spoiler Talk

2016 Movie-A-Day #143: Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

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Mel Brooks: Make a Noise journeys through Brooks’ early years in the creative beginnings of live television to the film genres he so successfully satirized.

2016 Movie-A-Day #142: Frank and Cindy

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Frank & Cindy is a deeply personal documentary about Frank Garcia, an 80’s one-hit wonder musician, and his blonde bombshell wife Cindy, who makes him live in the basement.

2016 Movie-A-Day #140: The Champions

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The Champions is an inspirational story about the pit-bulls rescued from the brutal fighting ring of Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback Michael Vick, and those who risked it all to save them, despite pressure from PETA and The Humane Society of the United States to euthanize the dogs.

2016 Movie-A-Day #139: Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

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Filmmaker Nicholas Wrathall examines the life and career of the late author with numerous TV clips and interviews with Vidal’s contemporaries, such as journalist Robert Scheer.