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We are The Plotaholics! Each week, Shane Wilson and Bryan Tann break down one film from the perspective of two authors. Each episode offers a deep dive into the storytelling elements that make a movie a pleasure to watch...or a chore to get through. The Plotaholics also provide insight into the cast and production history of each film as well as a long-form analysis of story, character, world-building, and theme. Pop open a cold one or pour a stiff drink and let the Plotaholics tell you how many shots it takes us to get through your favorite films.

The Plotaholics Podcast: Movie Reviews Shane Wilson and Bryan Tann

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We are The Plotaholics! Each week, Shane Wilson and Bryan Tann break down one film from the perspective of two authors. Each episode offers a deep dive into the storytelling elements that make a movie a pleasure to watch...or a chore to get through. The Plotaholics also provide insight into the cast and production history of each film as well as a long-form analysis of story, character, world-building, and theme. Pop open a cold one or pour a stiff drink and let the Plotaholics tell you how many shots it takes us to get through your favorite films.

    The Mortal Kombat Episode

    The Mortal Kombat Episode

    This week, the Plotaholics decide to enter the Kombat arena for our 100th episode! That's right! 100 episodes of our flagship show, and we've decided to test our might in MORTAL KOMBAT as we take on all three films in the troubled franchise (1995, Annihilation, and 2021). 

    We break down all three films in the franchise and discuss our thoughts on each one! 

    It's been an amazing 100 episodes, and we look forward to countless more! But once we only have Nicholas Sparks to do...then we may have to call it quits.

    Random topics of conversation:
    Nelly's discography and influence on early-2000s hip hop/ popWhat makes video games so hard to adapt?Resident Evil's switch to first-person POV and how it made RE7: Biohazard SO SCARY!Support the show (https://plotaholics.com)

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Tenet

    Tenet

    This entire episode is inverted! Thankfully, so are all of you as the Plotaholics tackle Christopher Nolan’s 2020 masterpiece Tenet, starring John David Washington as "the Protagonist" tasked with saving the world from a mad man who’s getting his orders from…the future? 

    Who the hell writes this? Oh. Chris Nolan. Okay, then. 

    With Robert Pattinson, Sir Michael Cain, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, and Kenneth Baranagh supporting, this film is non-stop, well-acted action that’s going to require multiple viewings to fully understand!

    Don't think about it too much. Just feel it.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Hamlet 2

    Hamlet 2

    This week, we had to call an audible!

    We were planning to do one movie, but there's no point in PAYING for a film when its going to be available on your subscription streaming service in just one week!

    So this week we're doing Hamlet 2. Yes. Hamlet 2.

    This Steve Coogan film tells the story of actor (?), Dana Marschz, who has shifted to being a high school drama teacher. When big budget cuts come down from the school board, he must try to save the arts! To do so, he makes the choice to write a musical: Hamlet 2.

    There's literally nothing else I can say about this film. At all. In this episode, The Plotaholics (sadly) are whisked away to the magical (?) world of....Tucson, Arizona for Hamlet 2!

    Other topics of discussion:
    Smiley the bartender contract disputesWrestle Buddies pillowsSifl & OllySome Marvel stuff, probablySome musical stuff, probablySupport the show (https://plotaholics.com)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    School of Rock

    School of Rock

    Join The Plotaholics as they take a look back at the 2003 Jack Black-helmed music comedy, School of Rock. 

    School of Rock tells the story of washed-up loser Dewey, who steals his roommate's identity to make money as a substitute teacher after being kicked out of his band, No Vacancy. At the school, Dewey befriends a bunch of super talented kids. He builds a rock band out of his classroom, and soon, they are ready for the Battle of the Bands.

    The Plotaholics dig into this rock n' roll education as they discuss how Dewey would probably never be able to actually do what he does and whether that even matters at all. Also, what are all of those talented-ass kids up to now?

    Other points of discussion:
    WrestlemaniaNext week's film, Hamlet 2Smiley the Bartender's new role and contract negotiationsBryan's second dose of the COVID-19 vaccineSupport the show (https://plotaholics.com)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Soul

    Soul

    This week, things are a little bit different for the Plotaholics...by 24 hours. Bryan spent the weekend driving, so we are here with a special Monday post! But never fear. We are here.

    With that being said, this week we tackle our second-ever animated film with the 2020 Disney-Pixar film, Soul, starring Willie Beaman, A "Middle-Aged White Lady," Mrs. Huxtable, and T'Challa's Mom.

    In this film, we meet cool jazz cat Joe (played by Jamie Foxx) who gets the gig of a lifetime until a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's carelessness costs him his life.

    Not willing to go to the Great Beyond, he ventures to the Great Before where he meets 22 (Tina Fey), a wayward soul that isn't ready for life yet.

    There's a lot going on in this episode as we talk the film, streaming services, and the wealth of a barber.

    Today is an interesting ride, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show as we go with Soul!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Godfather (w/ Joe Compton)

    The Godfather (w/ Joe Compton)

    Two years ago, two friends came together for a podcast after discovering a mutual love of cinema.

    In this episode, we celebrate two years of The Plotaholics Podcast by reviewing one of the greatest films to ever exist: Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 MASTERPIECE, The Godfather, which stars Marlon Brando, Robert Duval, James Caan, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, and so many others.

    This film needs no synopsis. If you don't know about The Godfather by now, I don't know what to tell you! 

    We're joined by the official third Plotaholic, and the Godfather of the Indies himself, Mr. Joe Compton. 

    We celebrate two years of laughs and film analysis in this special episode. Thank you all for coming along on this journey with us. We look forward to the road ahead.
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    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

TJ Wingy ,

Excellent this podcast is!

Shane and Bryan deliver the ideal blend of educated film critique and jackassery. Their on mic chemistry creates an inviting atmosphere that has me feeling like part of the conversations. I both enjoy strolling down memory lane with reviews of dated films and getting fresh takes on newly released films. One of my favorite episodes so far is the review of The Rise of Skywalker, because Shane helped me understand why I felt so let down by the film.

ArianaYaple ,

Saturday at Shane’s

Absolutely LOVE listening to this podcast, especially while working and baking. Shane put it best, it’s like talking to my more intelligent friends who don’t let me speak! During this pandemic, it really brought me back to Saturday nights at Shane’s place!

Yall dont play ,

Wowza

The Boyz in the Hood episode is really an amazing thought invoking journey. Don’t get me wrong, Trolls, The Matrix, and Endgame are entertaining, for sure. But I love the variety of topics that this episode brought up. I love the literature/writer’s perspective y’all bring to the films.

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