A podcast about movies and the movies that inspired them. A good movie is the result of a large number of people both in front of and behind the camera combining to create a piece of art… But what about the movies that came before that inspired those filmmakers to make the movie? On Piecing It Together we figure out what the clear (and not so clear) influences were that make up the movies we love.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (Featuring Phil A)
On the 10th installment of our Missing Pieces series, Las Vegas hip-hop mainstay Phil A returns to the podcast to talk about 2016's music mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping starring the Lonely Island. One of the funniest movies of last decade, it's filled with memorable funny songs and performances and was a great movie to rediscover for this series.
Bo Burnham: Inside (Featuring Jason Harris)
On the 187th episode of Piecing It Together, Jason Harris from Awesome Movie Year joins me to talk about Bo Burnham's new comedy special Inside. We've never covered a comedy special before, but this unique piece that Burnham made by himself during the pandemic feels more like an experimental feature film than a comedy special. Puzzle pieces include Eighth Grade, Slacker, The Social Dilemma and Synecdoche New York.
Spiral (Featuring Carlo from Thief’s Monthly Movie Loot)
On the 186th episode of Piecing It Together, Carlo from the Thief's Monthly Movie Loot Podcast joins me to talk about Spiral, the latest in the long running Saw franchise. This time around the series' main villain Jigsaw is out, but Chris Rock is in and the whole thing feels a lot like Se7en. Puzzle pieces include Se7en (of course), Mortal Kombat, Training Day and LA Confidential.
Oxygen (Featuring Josh Bell)
On the 185th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell from Awesome Movie Year joins me to talk about Alexandre Aja's Oxygen, a claustrophobic sci-fi thriller set entirely in a cryogenic pod where a woman wakes up with no memory of how she got there or any idea how to get out. Puzzle pieces include Phone Booth, Gravity, Searching and Moon.
Cruella (Featuring Gerald From Two Peas On A Podcast)
On the 184th episode of Piecing It Together, Gerald from Two Peas On A Podcast joins me to discuss Disney's latest attempt to create an origin story from one of its infamous villains, Cruella. It's far from perfect, but it turns out that this fun, upbeat film is one of the studio's better attempts at turning cartoons to live action. Puzzle pieces include Maleficent, Joker, Birds of Prey and Superman.
June 2021 Trailers (Special Episode)
On this special episode, Jason Harris joins me again to talk about some upcoming movies. We use the usual puzzle pieces format on some trailers for movies that are coming out in June 2021. This month’s episode includes The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Awake, In The Heights, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Luca, The Sparks Brothers, Fatherhood, The Ice Road, False Positive and Zola.
Brilliant and prolific podcast!
David is a movie savant and he covers SOOOO many films! I have no idea where he finds the time or brain power but I’m thankful he does! Very unique perspectives on why a movie got a made, how it was influenced and where it stands in pop culture and film history. Plus he’s a fun positive guy with great energy! Listener for life!
Break it down or build it up!
Nice job in this genre! It makes me think about movies I’ve seen and want to see in a whole different way. Don’t pass up this podcast just hit the subscribe button and enjoy the ride!
What a Puzzler!
Enjoy the interesting take on movie reviews and the dynamic guests! Check it out!!