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Pulling Focus, brought to you by Skyline Indie Film Fest and The Scene Snobs in Winchester, Virginia, brings you the best conversations and discussions about movies and filmmaking including new, undistributed independent films from around the corner and around the world.

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Pulling Focus, brought to you by Skyline Indie Film Fest and The Scene Snobs in Winchester, Virginia, brings you the best conversations and discussions about movies and filmmaking including new, undistributed independent films from around the corner and around the world.

    Ep 23: New Movies Watched, Brian Meets a Celebrity, Mick Hates The Sound of Music and so Much More!

    Ep 23: New Movies Watched, Brian Meets a Celebrity, Mick Hates The Sound of Music and so Much More!

    Today Mick and Brian recount the fun we had at the Galaxy Quest screening and compare GQ to other uplifting comedic movies. We’ve seen some new stuff including FATMAN with Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Mel Gibson. Netflix continues to kill it during Christmas with this year’s Alien Xmas.







    We’re excited The PEANUTS are back for Thanksgiving and Christmas on PBS! The beloved specials will air ad free on November 22 and December 13, respectively. SyFy has The Movie Show that we’re not overly excited about but we’re going to give it a try. Then Mick rants about SyFy!







    Brian runs in to Nick Swardson and learns all about Buddy Games, his new R rated comedy directed by Josh Duhamel! Starring Olivia Munn, Josh Duhamel, Dax Sheppard and more.







    Then, there is the double rant. TIME put out its top 10 films based on true stories. Mick disagrees with the list, Brian hasn’t seen most of the films but we follow the white rabbit down the rabbit hole and Mick hate thrashes the Sound of Music and Brian comes down hard on William Shatner.















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    * Ep 23: New Movies Watched, Brian Meets a Celebrity, Mick Hates The Sound of Music and so Much More!November 24, 2020

    * Ep 22: Too Much Politics, Not Enough Cult Classics!November 10, 2020

    * Ep 21: Addams Family To Be Resurrected? Quibi Dies A Quick Death,

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 22: Too Much Politics, Not Enough Cult Classics!

    Ep 22: Too Much Politics, Not Enough Cult Classics!

    At the time of recording this episode the country was in the midst of the 2020 Presidential Election. The counting of ballots was taking forever! So we have to go on about that for a while. Then we got into the meat of what we intended to discuss. Cult Classic Movies!







    What does it take to become a cult classic? Is it subjective? Can a movie or tv show be destined to become a cult classic? Does it have to be subversive or have that gritty underground appeal? So many questions.







    We also announced a special screening of one of our own favorite cult classics, GALAXY QUEST! Click the link for details and if you’re in the are join Mick and I at the our local Alamo Drafthouse!







    New shows over at The Scene Snobs including The Sports Snobs, live on Thursdays at 9am and NFL picks on Saturdays







    Early bird submissions are still open for the 9th Annual Skyline Indie Film Fest, SUBMIT TODAY!















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    * Ep 23: New Movies Watched, Brian Meets a Celebrity, Mick Hates The Sound of Music and so Much More!November 24, 2020

    * Ep 22: Too Much Politics, Not Enough Cult Classics!November 10, 2020

    * Ep 21: Addams Family To Be Resurrected? Quibi Dies A Quick Death, Peanuts Have Left The BuildingOctober 27, 2020

    * Pulling Focus Ep 20: Jack Sholder Interview & Directing Master Class!October 13, 2020

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    Ep 21: Addams Family To Be Resurrected? Quibi Dies A Quick Death, Peanuts Have Left The Building

    Ep 21: Addams Family To Be Resurrected? Quibi Dies A Quick Death, Peanuts Have Left The Building

    Episode 21 is a full on chat fest with Mick and Brian. We discuss horror hosts, Tim Burton developing The Addams Family live action TV show with a little fan-casting from Mick and Brian. The death of mobile streamer Quibi announced after only 6 months. Finally, Mick gets on a pretty good rant about The Peanuts leaving broadcast television after 54 years. Good Grief.







    Stick around til the end to catch up with The Scene Snobs upcoming programming and the latest Skyline Indie Film Fest News.















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    * Ep 23: New Movies Watched, Brian Meets a Celebrity, Mick Hates The Sound of Music and so Much More!November 24, 2020

    * Ep 22: Too Much Politics, Not Enough Cult Classics!November 10, 2020

    * Ep 21: Addams Family To Be Resurrected? Quibi Dies A Quick Death, Peanuts Have Left The BuildingOctober 27, 2020

    * Pulling Focus Ep 20: Jack Sholder Interview & Directing Master Class!October 13, 2020

    * Pulling Focus Ep 19: RIP RBG & Animal, State of the Biz, Horror Anthologies, Halloween & Christmas Season Movies, and So Much More!September 29, 2020

    * Pulling Focus Ep 18: The Hangover Show, aka Don’t Be Dumb and a Whole Lot MoreSeptember 15, 2020

    * Pulling Focus Ep 17: Cobra Kai & Karate/Kung Fu Movies, The Exorcist Remake, The Princess Bride Live Read and Much More!September 1, 2020

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    Pulling Focus Ep 20: Jack Sholder Interview & Directing Master Class!

    Pulling Focus Ep 20: Jack Sholder Interview & Directing Master Class!

    This week we have Jack Sholder on the show! Director of so many great genre titles such as Alone in the Dark, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, The Hidden and Mick’s favorite Tales from the Crypt episode, Fitting Punishment. Special note; Jack’s first film, The Garden Party, is available on Youtube for free.







    Jack comes in hot with taking a stage name to match Mick, describing how you can only get a good cheesesteak in Philadelphia and Jersey City diners. Small talk aside this episode is practically a master class in directing and filmmaking in general. Organization during pre-production, keeping a director’s book and working with big name talent. Most importantly, knowing why you are shooting the film and each scene. Why are you having an actor say something this way. Asking the deeper questions to discover motivation like a detective.







    We could have gone on for hours with Jack Sholder and we are so glad he took the time to join on Pulling Focus. Jack, you have a standing invitation to dinner, our treat, at our finest Indian restaurant when you find yourself in Winchester again. Thanks for taking the time!















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    * Ep 23: New Movies Watched, Brian Meets a Celebrity, Mick Hates The Sound of Music and so Much More!November 24, 2020

    * Ep 22: Too Much Politics, Not Enough Cult Classics!November 10, 2020

    * Ep 21: Addams Family To Be Resurrected? Quibi Dies A Quick Death, Peanuts Have Left The BuildingOctober 27, 2020

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Pulling Focus Ep 19: RIP RBG & Animal, State of the Biz, Horror Anthologies, Halloween & Christmas Season Movies, and So Much More!

    Pulling Focus Ep 19: RIP RBG & Animal, State of the Biz, Horror Anthologies, Halloween & Christmas Season Movies, and So Much More!

    We open up the show confirming that we are the undisputed tag-team world champions of filmmaking podcasts and get right into wrestling. We make a course corrections and pay our respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how important it is to VOTE. So make sure you’re registered, find out your voting early rules, prepare to stand in line in November. It’s really important!







    Next, a constant topic of conversation, state of the exhibition business. After learning that AMC and Cineworld/Regal are still struggling we talk about what we think may happen to exhibition. Are Drive-Ins the long term answer?







    We try to talk Halloween season films but Brian hijacks the conversation, poo-poos pumpkin spice everything and revels in Christmas season movies. Teamwork in filmmaking, Dean Cain is a deputy in our community (what?), and we don’t usually do hashtags but if we did this show would be #hireuswellfigureitout.







    Lots of great interviews at The Scene Snobs and hopefully some really big news coming for Skyline in 2021, stay tuned!















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    We love your feedback! You can get in touch with us by email, pullingfocuspodcastshow at gmail.com and at any social outlet below.































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    Pulling Focus can be found at Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, IHeart Radio and more…















    Don’t Miss Out





    * Ep 23: New Movies Watched, Brian Meets a Celebrity, Mick Hates The Sound of Music and so Much More!November 24, 2020

    * Ep 22: Too Much Politics, Not Enough Cult Classics!November 10, 2020

    * Ep 21: Addams Family To Be Resurrected? Quibi Dies A Quick Death, Peanuts Have Left The BuildingOctober 27, 2020

    * Pulling Focus Ep 20: Jack Sholder Interview & Directing Master Class!October 13, 2020

    * Pulling Focus Ep 19: RIP RBG & Animal, State of the Biz,

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Pulling Focus Ep 18: The Hangover Show, aka Don’t Be Dumb and a Whole Lot More

    Pulling Focus Ep 18: The Hangover Show, aka Don’t Be Dumb and a Whole Lot More

    Hey Mick, I think our hangovers are showing… Episode 18 is a rough and tumble sort of show. Brian and Mick are all out of sorts from The Princess Bride Live Read with the best bad influencers, Scripts Gone Wild. We want to say a special thanks to the SGW team, which is Billy Ray Brewton and to all the friends he cast. You’ll have to watch the show to see who was cast as whom!







    Tristan Cunningham, Tawny Traversa, Lori Hovermale, Mick Manhattan, Mary Kimball, Kenzo Lee, Khalilah Joi, Leilani Barrett, Kate Walker, Jacob Brent, Frank Deitz, Aaron LaPlante, Faye Guerra and Ben Hethcoat.







    Despite the pounding in our heads we come up a new motto, Don’t Be Dumb. Seems reasonable. We also manage to discuss films that played at Skyline and get a bit into what we like about indie films the most.







    Somehow we find ourselves on the very serious topic of toxic masculinity in movies and the impact it has had on us, the bad examples given by pop culture, the slow change that is currently taking place in movies and other important topics as well.







    Then it all gets ruined by some ridiculous franchise taking their next film into space.







    You can get all caught up with Mick and his guests at The SceneSnobs.















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