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Chris & Jerome Wiegand compare two movies that have similar themes while enjoying a drink. Listeners will benefit from Jerome's cinematic expertise and Chris's insight into human nature. Join them for their Silver Screen Happy Hour!

Silver Screen Happy Hour Lawrence Lozier Films

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Chris & Jerome Wiegand compare two movies that have similar themes while enjoying a drink. Listeners will benefit from Jerome's cinematic expertise and Chris's insight into human nature. Join them for their Silver Screen Happy Hour!

    Holdovers of the Flower Moon: A Breakdown of The Holdovers(2023) and Killers of the Flower Moon(2023)

    Holdovers of the Flower Moon: A Breakdown of The Holdovers(2023) and Killers of the Flower Moon(2023)

    This episode offers an in-depth analysis of two films: 'Killers of the Flower Moon' and 'The Holdovers. A Happy Hour for screenwriters and movie lovers!
    Chris provides an update on his move and delays in publishing recordings due to technical difficulties. They then dive into a detailed discussion and analysis of two Oscar-nominated films, 'Killers of the Flower Moon' directed by Martin Scorsese, and 'The Holdovers' directed by Alexander Payne. Chris and Jerome review the film's themes, plots, character arcs, and critical elements, blending their critiques with related trivia and behind-the-scenes information. The episode also features humor and personal anecdotes, wrapping up with their unique 'Six Degrees' game linking actors from the discussed films.
    00:00 Introduction and Updates
    00:42 Technical Difficulties and Episode Setup
    01:27 Discussing the Oscar Series
    02:21 Killers of the Flower Moon Overview
    04:13 Plot Breakdown and Analysis
    07:36 Character Arcs and Themes
    10:47 Midpoint and Turning Points
    14:23 Investigations and Unraveling the Mystery
    22:46 Climax and Resolution
    26:50 Exploring Catholic Guilt in Scorsese's Films
    27:21 Closing Image and Ernest's Goals
    27:43 Trivia: The Osage Murders and the FBI
    28:30 Budget and Collaborations of 'Killers of the Flower Moon'
    28:59 Final Thoughts on 'Killers of the Flower Moon'
    30:09 Introduction to 'The Holdovers'
    31:34 Plot and Character Dynamics in 'The Holdovers'
    32:59 Paul's Journey and Emotional Struggles
    38:31 Midpoint and False Victory
    41:39 Climax and Resolution
    49:06 Final Thoughts and Trivia
    Killers Of The Flower Moon
    The Holdovers

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    • 53 min
    Barbenheimer: Barbie(2023) & Oppenheimer(2023)

    Barbenheimer: Barbie(2023) & Oppenheimer(2023)

    Exploring the Silver Screen's Titans of 2023: Barbie and Oppenheimer
    In this episode, hosts Chris and Jerome Wiegand take a deep dive into 'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer,' two contrasting films that share $100 million budgets and release dates, highlighting their significant Oscar buzz.
    'Barbie,' led by Greta Gerwig, staring Margot Robbie, captivates with its visual allure and strong narrative, despite Oscar oversights. 'Oppenheimer,' under Christopher Nolan's helm and starring Cillian Murphy, intricately portrays the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the ethical quandaries surrounding the atomic bomb.
    This episode explores the storytelling prowess, thematic exploration, and cinematic techniques of both films, including 'Oppenheimer’s' use of symbolism and character development likened to historical figures and fictional characters like Breaking Bad’s Walter White, revealing the complexities of ambition, innovation, and legacy. This rich analysis celebrates the films' distinct contributions to cinema and their reflection on historical and personal achievement.
    00:00 A Hilarious Start: Ken's "Beach Off" Challenge
    00:22 Welcome to the Silver Screen Happy Hour Podcast
    01:07 Delving into Oscar Nominations re: Barbie vs. Oppenheimer
    02:47 Barbie's Big Screen Adventure: A Deep Dive
    06:47 The Box Office Battle: Barbie vs. Oppenheimer
    08:58 First Impressions and the Impact of Barbie
    14:16 Breaking Down Barbie: A Detailed Analysis
    14:48 The Real World Meets Barbieland: A Turning Point
    27:35 The Climactic Resolution: Barbie's Transformation
    33:37 Exploring Barbie's World: Funny Moments and Tangible Goals
    35:20 A Dive into Movie Trivia: Behind-the-Scenes Insights
    35:38 Oscar Nominations Controversy: Original vs. Adapted Screenplay
    38:12 Analyzing Performances: The Impact of Actors on Film
    41:54 Oscar Predictions and the Politics of Award Shows
    46:35 Transitioning to Oppenheimer: A Deep Dive into Nolan's Latest Epic
    55:15 The Competitive World of Physicists: Oppenheimer's Journey
    58:17 Breaking Down Oppenheimer: Scene Analysis and Themes
    01:06:39 A Turning Point in the War: The False Victory
    01:07:48 The Tragic Twist: Jean's Death and Its Implications
    01:08:21 Conspiracy and Controversy: The Mystery of Jean's Death
    01:09:19 Oppenheimer's Despair and Kitty's Support
    01:10:14 Bad Guys Closing In: Teller's Departure and Borden's Arrival
    01:10:32 The Anti-Bomb Movement and Oppenheimer's Stance
    01:11:18 A Glimmer of Hope: The Test Bomb Ignition
    01:12:08 The Aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    01:13:19 Oppenheimer's Legacy Under Threat
    01:15:42 The Fight for Oppenheimer's Legacy
    01:18:01 The Climactic Resolution: Oppenheimer's Legacy Restored
    01:19:08 Reflections on Oppenheimer's Legacy and the Moral Quandaries of His Work
    01:29:12 Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Masterpiece
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Post Oscar Recap 2024

    Post Oscar Recap 2024

    Oscars Recap and Talking Points: Emotions, Predictions, and Changes We'd Make
    In this episode, hosts Chris Wiegand and his brother Jerome recap the Oscars, discussing their reactions and predictions. They share their personal highs and lows, including being stunned by certain wins and losses. The brothers discuss various Oscar categories, celebrating wins they agreed with and lamenting those they found disappointing. They also delve into specific movies and performances, offering insights and personal anecdotes. Additionally, they suggest improvements for future Oscars, notably around the presentation of awards and the importance of showing movie clips to highlight nominees' performances. Throughout, they weave in personal stories, including Chris's house sale and Jerome's new recording studio, to add a personal touch to the Oscars discussion.
    00:00 The Unexpected Oscar Moment: Emma Stone vs. Lily Gladstone
    00:34 Introducing Silver Screen Happy Hour: Oscars Recap Edition
    00:42 The Oscars Season Continues: Upcoming Episodes Tease
    01:52 Oscar Predictions: Hits and Misses
    02:29 What's in Our Glasses? A Toast to the Oscars
    03:36 Personal Milestones: Celebrations and Changes
    05:15 Navigating Oscar Night Without Cable: A Viewer's Dilemma
    07:55 Oscar Night Highlights: Surprises and Snubs
    11:34 Diving Deep into the Oscars: Technical Categories and More
    27:38 The Big Wins: Analyzing the Top Oscar Categories
    30:31 Oscar Night Recap: The Unexpected and the Unforgettable
    31:08 Defending Robert Downey Jr.'s Oscar Moment
    31:21 The Emotional Rollercoaster of Winning an Oscar
    32:18 Best Actor Debate: The Controversy and the Winner
    35:57 Best Actress Shock: Emma Stone's Win
    41:02 Best Picture Drama: Oppenheimer's Triumph
    49:16 Reflecting on the Oscars: Changes, Highlights, and Next Year's Plans
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    • 59 min
    Anatomy Of A Past: Anatomy Of A Fall(2023) and Past Lives(2023)

    Anatomy Of A Past: Anatomy Of A Fall(2023) and Past Lives(2023)

    Oscars Deep Dive: 'Past Lives' and 'Anatomy of a Fall': A Detailed Analysis
    Join Chris Wiegand and his brother Jerome as they deeply analyze the Oscar-nominated foreign films 'Past Lives' and 'Anatomy of a Fall'. They explore storytelling techniques, analyze key scenes, and discuss themes in an engaging conversation. Discover their personal interpretations of ambiguous endings and understand the connections between the young actors. Tune in to appreciate why these films are contenders for the Oscars.
    00:02 Introduction and Initial Impressions
    00:53 The Silver Screen Happy Hour Begins
    01:12 Discussing the Oscar Nominated Movies
    01:34 The Anatomy of a Past: A Deep Dive
    01:59 Podcast Episode Details and Corrections
    02:34 What's in the Glass? Drinks of the Episode
    04:12 The Struggles of Last Minute Preparations
    07:35 The Start of Movie Analysis: Anatomy of a Fall
    09:45 The Courtroom Drama Unfolds
    12:48 The Verdict and Final Thoughts
    43:58 Post-Game Analysis and Reflections
    44:41 Transitioning to 'Past Lives' Discussion
    45:11 Deep Dive into 'Past Lives'
    46:07 Box Office Performance and Comparisons
    47:30 Plot Summary and Logline Critique
    48:56 Dissecting the Story Structure
    53:39 Reflecting on the Characters and Themes
    01:03:38 Final Thoughts and Conclusions
    The Wiegand brothers love movies, and they are fascinated by human nature and the art of great storytelling. Have you ever wondered how great stories connect? Listen to the Silver Screen Happy Hour - a podcast for movie lovers!
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    About Time, Somewhere: 'About Time' (2013) and 'Somewhere in Time' (1980) Dissected

    About Time, Somewhere: 'About Time' (2013) and 'Somewhere in Time' (1980) Dissected

    In-depth Film Analysis:
    'About Time' (2013) and 'Somewhere in Time' (1980) Dissected
    Join hosts Chris Wiegand and Jerome Wiegand as they dissect and analyze the romantic time-travel films 'Somewhere in Time' and 'About Time'. This discussion dives deep into the films' structures, characters, and plot holes, with perspectives drawn from their personal lives. Themes of love, manipulation, and the ethics of time travel are explored in detail. The hosts also critique the character development and plot, discussing the films' cultural impact, box office performance, and enduring legacies. As an added bonus, enjoy a fun 'Six Degrees' film trivia segment.
    Discretion is advised due to explicit language and alcohol consumption.00:01 Introduction and Super Bowl Predictions
    00:36 Valentine's Day Time Travel Special Announcement
    00:54 Debate on Movie Preferences
    01:26 Introduction to the Valentine's Day Special Movies
    01:40 Discussion on Movie Casts
    02:42 Beer Talk and Tasting
    06:01 Super Bowl and Time Travel Discussion
    08:12 Introduction to 'Somewhere in Time'
    09:06 Detailed Analysis of 'Somewhere in Time'
    29:03 Discussion on Plot Holes and Trivia
    33:55 Christopher Reeve's Hilarious Movie Trivia
    34:16 The Impact of Actors' Strike on Box Office Performance
    34:36 Closing the Book on 'Somewhere in Time'
    35:34 Discovering 'About Time' and Initial Impressions
    36:10 Plot Holes and Continuity Errors in 'About Time'
    36:49 The Art of Choosing the Perfect Beer
    38:26 Diving into the Details of 'About Time'
    40:49 The Intricacies of Time Travel in 'About Time'
    43:03 The Emotional Impact of 'About Time'
    54:41 The Controversial Ending of 'About Time'
    01:08:24 Reviewing the Characters and Soundtrack
    01:08:55 Unveiling the Actors' Background
    01:09:20 Analyzing the Script Structure
    01:10:42 Discussing the Emotional Impact
    01:11:08 Debating the Movie's Message
    01:12:45 Exploring the Soundtrack
    01:13:46 Reflecting on the Movie's Impact
    01:14:15 Comparing with Other Movies
    01:16:01 Discussing the Movie's Ending
    01:18:00 Reflecting on the Movie's Characters
    01:27:54 Six Degrees of Separation Game
    01:35:33 Wrapping Up the DiscussionThe Wiegand brothers, Jerome & Chris, love movies, and they are fascinated by human nature and the art of great storytelling. Have you ever wondered how great stories connect? Listen to the Silver Screen Happy Hour - a podcast for movie lovers!
    Buy or Rent Somewhere in Time (1980)
    Buy or Rent About Time (2013)
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Not So Happy Hour for LIONS Fans & More OSCAR Talk

    Not So Happy Hour for LIONS Fans & More OSCAR Talk

    Oscar Nominees, Detroit Lions, and Upcoming Valentine's Special
    In this episode, the Wiegand brothers discuss the Best Picture Oscar nominees, express sentiments about the Detroit Lions' NFC title game loss, and preview their upcoming Valentine's Day special. They share a passionate rant about what went wrong in the Lions' crucial game against the San Francisco 49ers. They also share exciting news about their team retaining their offensive coordinator.
    Moving toward film, they reflect on the Oscar Best Picture nominees they've watched and share plans for their upcoming Valentine's special podcast featuring 'Somewhere in Time' and 'About Time'.
    00:07 Introduction to the Silver Screen Happy Hour
    00:29 A Passionate Rant about the Detroit Lions
    00:56 The Fall of a Football Team: A Detailed Analysis
    03:27 The Turning Point: A 3-Minute Game Changer
    06:04 The Aftermath: Dealing with the Loss
    12:45 The Silver Lining: Retaining the Offensive Coordinator
    13:39 Reflections on the Coach's Honesty
    13:57 Understanding NFL Scheduling
    15:20 The Impact of Retaining the Offensive Coordinator
    15:52 Dreaming of a Perfect Season
    16:22 Transitioning to Film Discussion
    17:52 The Struggles of Watching Barbie
    18:48 Deep Dive into Anatomy of a Fall
    20:37 Anticipating Past Lives
    20:54 Valentine's Special Announcement
    24:55 Looking Forward to the Oscars
    26:33 Signing Off
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    • 26 min

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