Welcome to Out of Frame: Behind the Scenes. Based on the YouTube series Out of Frame and Out of Frame Shorts, join show creator Sean W. Malone, Shorts co-writer Jen Maffessanti, and Shorts video editor Paul Nelson as they dig a little deeper into the intersection of popular culture and big ideas, as well as some of the things that didn’t quite make the cut for the videos.
Season 02, Episode 40: What Is Life Really “Worth”?
On this episode of Out of Frame: Behind the Scenes, Sean and Jen discuss the Netflix original film “Worth” and its themes of death and the unseen financial/logistical aspects behind it. “Worth” ultimately depicts the true story of the 9/11 Victim Compensation fund and the painful, difficult decisions about who should receive compensation and how much.
Season 02, Episode 39: “Foundation”: Marxist Nonsense or Spectacular Sci-Fi?
Based on the popular novels by Isaac Asimov, Apple TV+’s new sci-fi series “Foundation” is a delight to anybody interested in the genre. That said, there are some Marxist and Marcusean pretenses that make the foundation of “psychohistory” seem nonsensical. Sean and Jen break it down on this week’s episode of Out of Frame: Behind the Scenes.
Season 02, Episode 38: Paw Patrol: The Most Libertarian Kids Movie Ever?
“Paw Patrol: The Movie” may be a libertarian kids movie masterpiece. Set in a place similar to New York City, an unelected, dodgy mayor sends the city into chaos through central planning run amok. The only way to save the day is through a private group of heroes and a dog named liberty. Yeah, if you want your kids to pick up on the theme that government = bad, watch this movie with them. Paul and Jen break it down on this week’s episode of Out of Frame: Behind the Scenes.
Season 02, Episode 37:“Malignant”: Hot Garbage or Witty Satire?
On this week of Out of Frame: Behind the Scenes, Paul and Jen watched the highly-rated horror film “Malignant”. Despite its positive reviews, Paul and Jen were left befuddled, disappointed, and underwhelmed. Although most horror movies are generally bad, this one was so awful it raised the question of whether or not it was breaking the fourth wall and spoofing cliché horror movies at large.
Season 02, Episode 36: “Reminiscence”: Just. Not. Good.
HBO Max’s newest release “Reminiscence” is an attempt at a dystopian, neo-noir, original movie. Set in a sunken Miami, it looks like it should be great, but it’s something we hope to forget. Listen to Sean, Paul, and Jen explain why this movie is a great example of how to not make a film on this week’s episode of Out of Frame: Behind the Scenes.
Season 02, Episode 35: “Shang-Chi”: Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe BACK!?!?
“Oh boy, another Marvel movie! I wonder how they’ll recycle the same old themes in a naked cash-grab this time around!” We’re going to strongly recommend you pause that judgment for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. “Shang-Chi” is a delightful, high-quality, enjoyable cinematic experience, and it might just usher in a new golden era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Why exactly Sean, Paul, and Jen will explain in this riveting episode of Out of Frame: Behind the Scenes.