6 episodes

ZOOM is a new podcast from Focus Features for movie lovers who want to know everything. Fueled by the inquisitive mind of film critic and host Amy Nicholson (“Unspooled,” "Halloween Unmasked"), each episode uses a modern-day movie as a launch pad to discover mind-bending facts about science, technology, and history. What kind of planet might E.T. come from? Do superstar horses “act”? Which Edwardian rules of etiquette could trip up Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham? Featuring interviews with an eclectic mix of experts and filmmakers, ZOOM explores Hollywood's uncharted questions.

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    • TV & Film

ZOOM is a new podcast from Focus Features for movie lovers who want to know everything. Fueled by the inquisitive mind of film critic and host Amy Nicholson (“Unspooled,” "Halloween Unmasked"), each episode uses a modern-day movie as a launch pad to discover mind-bending facts about science, technology, and history. What kind of planet might E.T. come from? Do superstar horses “act”? Which Edwardian rules of etiquette could trip up Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham? Featuring interviews with an eclectic mix of experts and filmmakers, ZOOM explores Hollywood's uncharted questions.

    The Royals in Film ft. Downton Abbey

    The Royals in Film ft. Downton Abbey

    Amy Nicholson and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes discuss the Royal visit to Downton and unravel cinema’s fascination with the crown.

    • 30 min
    Zombie Dearest

    Zombie Dearest

    Three cheers -- or er, braaaaains -- for the movie zombie, which turns 100 this year. How did the zombie get a death grip on our culture? Let's track the monster back to World War I, where it first crawled out of the grave, before it took a bite out of everything from shopping malls to armageddon preppers. Want to learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse? Hear from experts like "World War Z" author Max Brooks and the U.S. government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Special guest: actress Chloë Sevigny ("The Dead Don't Die").

    • 31 min
    New Episode of ZOOM Coming Soon!

    New Episode of ZOOM Coming Soon!

    We're thinking zombies... tune in next week.

    • 1 min
    A Star is Barned: Making the Horse Movie Star

    A Star is Barned: Making the Horse Movie Star

    How the horse became one of Hollywood's biggest stars

    • 25 min
    E.T., Phone Hollywood: Aliens Invade the Movies

    E.T., Phone Hollywood: Aliens Invade the Movies

    What do movie extraterrestrials really want from us?

    • 20 min
    ZOOM Trailer

    ZOOM Trailer

    ZOOM premieres Thursday, March 14th

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

mshaf812 ,

Amazing

I love this podcast! Between this and Unspooled, Amy Nicholson has become one of my favorite film critics. I have learned so much already, and I only wish that they released more episodes!

jgmoody ,

Brilliant!

I love the way Amy structures this program, not to mention the incredible facts and themes. I could listen to Amy talk on anything, so my only wish is that the show was an hour long!

Justin Powell ,

The Best Kind of Rabbit Hole

Zoom is guaranteed to surprise and educate you. Amy Nicholson's curiosity uncovers stories ranging from Hollywood's killer horse actor to the anti-colonialist origins of A Trip to the Moon. Every episode is a well-produced, entertaining trip down a rabbit hole.

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