The Film Board Gathers! Each month, host Justin Jaeger leads an in-depth panel discussion on a film just released in theaters and spoil it rotten. Part of The Next Reel family of film podcasts.
Does this movie say anything new about being a dad or does it just rehash old ideas? Kevin Hart and the rest of the cast are great, but can they get past the script? Why is there a seven year jump in the middle of this film? It’s a frustrating one but worth the conversation in the board room. Tune in!
In the Heights • Film Board
Is it Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original show or Jon M. Chu’s direction that makes this film come to life in such a magical way? Is it enough to get past a fairly basic story? How great is Anthony Ramos as our lead with the rest of the fantastic New York cast? And what was our favorite song? There are a lot. Tune in to The Film Board because we’ve got a lot to say about this one.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Does the decision to move out of haunted houses and instead focus on a possessed person help or hurt this film? Does Michael Chaves ably take over from James Wan? And just how much do we love Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren? Join us in the boardroom to get in on the conversation!
Army of the Dead
We’re back on the Zack Snyder train with the first entry in what promises to be a big, nasty, zombie universe in the Netflix film “Army of the Dead.” Board the container with Pete Wright, Jordan Petersen, and Ocean Murff and let’s go to Vegas.
Wrath of Man • Film Board
How effective is Guy Ritchie with this tonal shift from his previous crime films? How does the story work as a remake of the 2004 French film “Le Convoyeurs”? How much does the trailer spoil the surprises in the film? Joining the conversation today are our very own Jordan Petersen along with Hannah Buchdahl and Charlie Juhl from The Cinema Clash Podcast. Check it out!
The Mitchells vs the Machines
In a film about a family trying to save the world from a robot invasion, why do we connect to it so strongly? What do we pull out of the themes as this family goes on their journey? How do the filmmakers find such a perfect blend of comedy and emotion? And how beautiful is the animation? Check out the film then tune in to find out!