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Hello and welcome to My Favorite Movie is..., the podcast celebrating our favorite movies through fresh, positive perspectives from passionate movie lovers!! New episodes every week!

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Hello and welcome to My Favorite Movie is..., the podcast celebrating our favorite movies through fresh, positive perspectives from passionate movie lovers!! New episodes every week!

    "Good double feature: Strange Babies!" (with Alex Calleros) | Episode 18 BONUS ROUND

    "Good double feature: Strange Babies!" (with Alex Calleros) | Episode 18 BONUS ROUND

    Bible overtones, CGI babies, and Terrence Malick. All of this and more on this week's edition of the "My Favorite Movie is..." Bonus Round!

    • 25 min
    Why CHILDREN OF MEN is a Movie With Integrity (with Alex Calleros)

    Why CHILDREN OF MEN is a Movie With Integrity (with Alex Calleros)

    What does it mean for a movie to have integrity?

    It’s an interesting question because, before the conversation you are about to hear today, you likely have never heard that word used to describe a movie before.

    Maybe you've heard it used to describe characters in a movie, or filmmakers themselves, but never extrapolated to all facets of a movie, and especially not things like production and sound design or extras in the background.

    But that’s how Alex Calleros, Senior Video Editor at BioWare and co-host of the film podcast Beyond The Screenplay, describes his all-time favorite movie, Children of Men: a movie with integrity in all aspects of its filmmaking.

    How exactly can we see this in every facet of filmmaking, and where can find in every nook and cranny of Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi masterwork?

    • 46 min
    "My notes app is just full of JAWS sh*t for you..." (with Taylor D. Adams) | Episode 17 BONUS ROUND

    "My notes app is just full of JAWS sh*t for you..." (with Taylor D. Adams) | Episode 17 BONUS ROUND

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    Acapella, documentaries, and Jaws: The Board Game. All of this and more on this week's edition of the "My Favorite Movie is..." Bonus Round!
    Today's guest is storyteller and host of the Film Nuts Podcast, Taylor D. Adams. Listen to our initial conversation with Taylor and gain brand new insights on Jaws you haven't heard anywhere else!
    Listen to me talk Liar Liar on the Film Nuts Podcast
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    Created, Produced, and Hosted by Larry Fried 
    Assistant Direction by Steven Reyes
    Edited by Fernando Queiroz
    Graphic Design by Monica Sarmiento
    Motion Graphic Design by Elton Greenfield
    Original Music by Matt Gordeuk

    • 22 min
    JAWS Teaches Us How To Confront Our Fear of the Unknown (with Taylor D. Adams)

    JAWS Teaches Us How To Confront Our Fear of the Unknown (with Taylor D. Adams)

    How do we conquer our fear of the unknown? We’ve discussed a number of horror films on this show and, at the end of the day, almost all of their scariest elements come down to fear of the unknown.

    Cannibal families, demonic cults, seeing dead people, they’re all really bizarre and frightening because of it. But sometimes, even things closer to home can be just as elusive. Say, something we share our oceans with?

    Spielberg understood this when he ignited his career with Jaws, one of cinema’s first ever blockbusters, but there’s more to it than just fear. In fact, according to today’s guest, it’s a movie about facing your fear.

    Taylor D. Adams is a fellow storyteller and podcaster who hosts the Film Nuts Podcast, where he talks to artists of all backgrounds and concentrations about their favorite movies and television shows. Today, the turns have tabled, and now he will be talking about his favorite movie, Jaws, and how it taught him, and can teach us, the key to conquering our fear of the unknown.

    • 45 min
    "You see how bad the government is??" (with Marlin Williford) | Episode 16 BONUS ROUND

    "You see how bad the government is??" (with Marlin Williford) | Episode 16 BONUS ROUND

    Mars Attacks!, Prometheus, and...Mouse Hunt?? All of this and more on this week's edition of the "My Favorite Movie is..." Bonus Round!

    • 35 min
    Is INDEPENDENCE DAY actually about colonization?? (with Marlin Williford)

    Is INDEPENDENCE DAY actually about colonization?? (with Marlin Williford)

    It's the Fourth of July! And yet, it doesn't quite feel like a time to celebrate. Regardless of wherever you stand on whatever issue, our country is just in a really weird place, more divided and isolated than ever. So it might sound weird to suggest that an antidote to all of these feelings might just be...Independence Day.

    No, I'm not talking about the holiday this time. I'm talking about Roland Emerick's 1996 landmark blockbuster. The movie is certainly patriotic, but more in a 1996 kind of way, rather than a 2022 kind of way. It was pre-9/11 after all, and that often makes the film feel more like an oddity or a time capsule than a modern masterpiece.

    But I recently heard a perspective that had me reconsidering all of that, courtesy of podcaster and educator, Marlin Wilford. He is the host of his own solo podcast, Marlin's Corner, as well as one of the co-hosts on the roundtable podcast, Geek Force. Both shows focus on pop culture, media, and politics through a POC lens.

    When Marlin explained his take on sci-fi and aliens and Independence Day, I was floored. It was inspiring to hear that even a movie as massive and as 90s as Independence Day could still speak to the current cultural moment and imbue it with hope. He completely reshaped the way I saw this movie and by the end of this episode, it's gonna do the same for you.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

tadamsbebangin ,

Fun and insightful!

Larry does a great job asking questions and making sure the guests are comfortable enough to talk freely about their favorite movies. Plus, the dude’s got golden pipes.

KinkajouOneTwo ,

An Enjoyable Listen!

There’s nothing better than listening to people talk about what they’re most passionate about! Listening to people talk about their favorite movies and what it means to them is incredibly enjoyable, and inserting clips from the movies into the podcast is a great idea!

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My Favorite Podcast Is…

Here is a very fun podcast for anyone who loves movies. This is a fun listen about some of my own favorites films. Enjoy!

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