300 episodes

A podcast that is practically all about MOVIES! Cinema, films, celluloid, digital, whatever you want to call it. Jack and Andrew are the hosts, and we talk about new movies, classics, cult work, things we've seen and have never seen, special segments about directors and styles and trends, and 'Required Reading' which is about movie books. And the "Local Vocal" series gives you in-depth interviews with NYC/NJ based filmmakers, actors, artists and musicians.

The Wages of Cinema Jack Gattanella

    • TV & Film

A podcast that is practically all about MOVIES! Cinema, films, celluloid, digital, whatever you want to call it. Jack and Andrew are the hosts, and we talk about new movies, classics, cult work, things we've seen and have never seen, special segments about directors and styles and trends, and 'Required Reading' which is about movie books. And the "Local Vocal" series gives you in-depth interviews with NYC/NJ based filmmakers, actors, artists and musicians.

    Episode 148: BIRDS OF PREY

    Episode 148: BIRDS OF PREY

    (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn... sorry, couldn't fit the full title in the description)

    What to make of this now? A follow-up (not quite sequel? Spin-off? It's its own sexy fiery motherf-er of a beast) to SUICIDE SQUAD where Harley Quinn has broken up (FOR GOOD!) from the Joker finds her in a plot involving a diamond that everybody wants, including one villain nicknamed "Black Mask," and a supporting cast that is very much... well, not 'men go to hell' but more like 'men, don't be trash, don't be like these friggin' dopes'. And the women? Oh the women are here to kick your asses up and down the block! And.... well, why not listen to us tell you about what to expect from this new DC Comic Book movie (and it is *very* comic booky, for better or worse), and led by a true star in Margot Robie...oh and SPOILERS 40 minutes in (no music breaks for this one, recorded raw).

    FEATURING GUEST STAR MATT CATANIA (who else?) https://mattthecatania.wordpress.com - also find him on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/MatttheCatania - send all of your delightful comments to wagesofcinema@gmail.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 147.2: The Best Films of 2019 (Part 2)

    Episode 147.2: The Best Films of 2019 (Part 2)

    And now for part the second, wherein the two parties of the Wages of Cinema share the same fifth, third, second and first entries, but number four for Jack and Korey is different. The running theme of these movies? What does one do with that fragile thing called LIFE?

    email - wagesofcinema@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 147: The Best Films of 2019 (Part 1)

    Episode 147: The Best Films of 2019 (Part 1)

    Sometimes the end of a decade brings a whole lot of amazing/great/groundbreaking films (see 1969, 1979 or 1999 for more on that). 2019 may... not be quite that. But there were enough major works of artistic achievement that struck us at the Wages of Cinema as worth discussing, and it turned out to be such a fecund topic that we went for TWO PARTS! Of course, there may be some spoilers abound so proceed with some caution. To assist you all wanting to keep score, here are the films discussed in this part; stay tuned for part 2 to hear numbers Five to the Number ONE film (and honorable mentions):

    For Korey:
    10. Knives Out - 9. Booksmart - 8. Toy Story 4 - 7. Avengers Endgame - 6. Little Women...
    For Jack:
    10. Pain and Glory - 9. Avengers Endgame - 8. Ad Astra - 7. Knives Out - 6. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    (Clips used from those films listed, and an ad for 'Heaven Scent' from OUaTiH soundtrack)

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 146.5: A LONG STAR WARS RANKING GOODBYE

    Episode 146.5: A LONG STAR WARS RANKING GOODBYE

    Have your fill from Christmas dinner? Or from latkes at Hannukah? Or your meal at Kwanza? How about that giant Bantha from your Life Day celebratory feast? We have just the ticket for you with one of our most MASSIVE episodes (in length and hopefully in scope of conversation).

    We break down our rankings of all 11 Star Wars movies (technically there is a twelfth, but only Jack saw that, and we don't get into the side Ewok movies or dare we even bring up the Holiday Special, shrug). We know, Star Wars has been talked ad nauseum online... but WE haven't talked about it yet enough, though, and if anything the latest/final installment of the Skywalker Cycle has made us go back and revisit ALL of the films over a span of a week to see how they fit together.

    So strap yourself in as we go into hyperdrive (unless it needs to be fixed, see if the motivator is working right), do a little Yub-Nub dance, and say "I am one with the force, the force is with me" for our countdown of least-good to most-good films in this Lucas-cum-Disney franchise. Oh, and there are SPOILERS throughout, so be warned.

    email? wagesofcinema@gmail.com - visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    • 2 hr 25 min
    Episode 146: STAR WARS: EPISODE XI - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

    Episode 146: STAR WARS: EPISODE XI - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

    Please note: SPOILERS start at 39 minutes (well, really at 40, but at 39 we feature a clip from a vintage 1983 Return of the Jedi toy commercial, so maybe tune in to that, but we digress).

    So... we come to the end. Not THE end, but the end of this cycle, the finale of this series, the 'End Game' if you will... actually, come to think of it, it may not be the best idea to bring that up. But wait, you say: does this mean The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth movie in the office "Episode" series of George Lucas's once auteurist vision and now Disney "IP" is not up to snuff? How can we say that? R2 should give us a shock for that, right! Well.... Maybe listen and if you've seen the movie, let us know if you agree (but please don't hurt us, we have families, and pets, and maybe a droid or two) as we take a very deep dive into the JJ Abrams return to the franchise, the return of the characters we've come to know and love (sometimes), and see what C-3PO's farewell concert tour is like.

    Featuring Jack, "Wifely Duties" Korey, Andrew (yey Andrew!), and last but not least Special Guest (sorry DEATH STAR) Matthew Catania of the Matt the Catania blog (link below). Thanks for listening, and don't forget to check out the special Playlist on Soundcloud that features every episode over the past five years where we've discussed the series and various films and making-of books, too).

    Email: wagesofcinema@gmail.com
    Matthew Catania can be found at: https://mattthecatania.wordpress.com
    - clips include the trailer for the film, the 1983 toy commercial, and a piece from Red Letter Media's "No One's Ever Really Gone" parody.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 145: CATS (now and forever?)

    Episode 145: CATS (now and forever?)

    We saw Cats, so you don't have to. Now and Forever at the Wages Garden Theater. Please note, there is no exact spoiler warning (how could we possibly do that now), but we do talk about the film in some depth almost from the jump. Also, we somehow got the illustrious Guest Star Matthew Catania involved, presumably because the title is in his name, but also because he wanted to see it. And.... Meow.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

misslindsayelizabeth ,

Love This Podcast!

Jack and Andrew are really interesting to listen to, and I love their take on the world around them. They are funny guys, and this podcast always gets me laughing as well as thinking. Would definitely recommend to others especially those working in the film and entertainment industry.

musashirose ,

Excellent podcast. Has both the knowledge & love of film!

I adore this podcast. Jack & Andrew really have a love for the film industry and all things cinema. Pair that with their extensive knowledge of the art form, and you have something special. I reccomend this for film buffs, local NYers (& New Jersey-ans), review lovers, and pop culture gurus. I tune in often, and so should you!

Ash Weyland ,

Clever Name, Better Podcast

Found this podcast because of their giant monsters episode and haven't stopped listening since. Definitely give a listen if you're sick of all the cookie cutter film podcasts out there and want something different.

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