16 episodes

A radio show about movies about journalism. Hosted by Tara Thorne and Jacob Boon.

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A radio show about movies about journalism. Hosted by Tara Thorne and Jacob Boon.

    Episode 16 - Up Close And Personal

    Episode 16 - Up Close And Personal

    A journalism star is born in this 1996 romance starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Redford: “The story of a woman on the way up, and a man who helped her get there.” We’re off the deep end, watch as we dive in to talk about the Hollywood nightmare that turned Jessica Savitch’s tragic journalism career into this melodramatic Disney trash. Also, we mix up Dangerous Liaisons and Dangerous Minds.

    Box Office Bylines is a podcast about movies about journalism. Were men attractive in the ’90s? Email us your thoughts at boxofficebylines@gmail.com

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    Theme Music: Dance Movie (dancemovie.bandcamp.com)

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    • 46 min
    Episode 15 - Mr. Jones

    Episode 15 - Mr. Jones

    Sha, la, la, la, la, la, la, yeah, uh-huh. Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones, because we need a drink after this grim historical thriller where a Welsh journalist exposes Soviet genocide and finds out the hard way that no good reporting goes unpunished. Tara and Jacob discuss fake news, eating noises, and Peter Sarsgaard’s butt at an opium party.

    Box Office Bylines is a podcast about movies about journalism. What did you think about Hobbs & Shaw? Email us at boxofficebylines@gmail.com

    Follow us on the old bird box (AKA Twitter):

    @BoxBylines (don’t ask)
    @thorneyhfx
    @rwjboon

    Theme Music: Dance Movie (dancemovie.bandcamp.com)

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    • 49 min
    Episode 14 - The Devil Wears Prada (w/Katie Toth)

    Episode 14 - The Devil Wears Prada (w/Katie Toth)

    The fashionable Katie Toth is here for everyone’s favourite haute couture workplace comedy, The Devil Wears Prada. Who’s the movie villain and who’s the actual villain? Why is Andy so unprepared for her job interviews? And are you wearing…the Chanel boots?

    Box Office Bylines is a podcast about movies about journalism. Do you have opinions about Anne Hathaway? Email us at boxofficebylines@gmail.com

    Follow us on the old bird box (AKA Twitter):
    @BoxBylines (don’t ask)
    @thorneyhfx
    @rwjboon
    @kat_toth

    Theme Music: Dance Movie (dancemovie.bandcamp.com)

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    • 1 hr
    Episode 13 - How To Build A Girl

    Episode 13 - How To Build A Girl

    Beanie Feldstein is Caitlin Moran in the coming-of-age rock & roll journalism romp How To Build A Girl. Jacob and Tara discuss the role of a music critic in “napalming the parasites,” and delight themselves by attempting bad English accents.

    Box Office Bylines is a podcast about movies about journalism. Want to talk to Tara about Joker? Email us at boxofficebylines@gmail.com

    Contact:

    @BoxBylines (don’t ask)
    @thorneyhfx
    @rwjboon

    Theme Music: Dance Movie (dancemovie.bandcamp.com)

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    • 44 min
    Episode 12 - Canada Day Special

    Episode 12 - Canada Day Special

    For a problematic Canadian holiday, we watched two Canadian movies with problems. First, Toronto’s Rob Ford scandal meets millennial media angst in the 2020 drama Run This Town. Then, a Montreal reporter with an advanced case of horniness organizes a newspaper union in the 1974 sex comedy Why Rock The Boat?

    Tara and Jacob discuss Damian Lewis’ baffling Rob Ford impression, sexy popcorn eating, and our true patriot love for seeing characters take their shoes off when they come inside.

    Box Office Bylines is a podcast about movies about journalism. Got a hot news tip for TMZed? Email us at boxofficebylines@gmail.com

    Contact:

    @BoxBylines (don’t ask)
    @thorneyhfx
    @rwjboon

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 11 - Zodiac

    Episode 11 - Zodiac

    Special guest H.G. Watson joins us for David Fincher’s 2007 thriller, Zodiac! We obsessively discuss whether this is a journalism movie or a cop movie, the ethics of publishing serial killer sudoku, and Jake Gyllenhaal’s hairless knuckles.

    Box Office Bylines is a podcast about movies about journalism. Are you the real Zodiac killer? Email us at boxofficebylines@gmail.com

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    @rwjboon
    @HG_Watson

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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I could listen all day!

I love that these two amazing people are reunited through the airwaves and we all get to sit and listen to their always insightful opionions on films. I have missed this pair so much and their honest banter the topics and themes in these films and the people who act, write and direct them is pure gold.

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