#49 Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino has many amazing films. We discuss some of them in terms of his style and technique as a director. This was fun, I think it gave a sense of how his work reaches people in all parts of the globe in powerful ways. Kira hosted this show. We covered the films below. -Damien

Kira (Host) – Reservoir Dogs
Damien – Pulp Fiction
Audrey – Inglorious Bastards
Darren – Deathproof
Josh – Django

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Talking Stars #43 – Director Focus: ‘Ron Howard’

We may have Spoilers. Ron Howard might not be the first name you think when you hear the television show Happy Days but he is by far the most successful full time cast member from that show.

While I haven’t seen many episodes of the iconic show Ron Howard came from that show stepped behind the camera to win an Oscar. Ron Howard has taken on many different genres of film, some were a success others were not. Today we are going to talk about 4 of our favourites before looking at the ones we didn’t like or have yet to see.

Notes by Darren

Host

Becky – Film Music Central
Darren – Movie Reviews 101
Kira – Film and TV 101
Damien – Riley Film Reviews

Guests

Carl – Listening to Film

Films Covered

  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Apollo 13
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Rush
  • A Beautiful Mind

Talking Stars #33 – ‘Hitchcock’

Alfred Hitchcock has had an influence on film-making, this is not contested anywhere in the field of motion pictures. He is an iconic figure whose suspenseful films have stood the test of time are studied and enjoyed even today. In a way, because this audience is primarily film lovers, he needs no introduction.

Today, the blog film critics get together and talk about his films. His tone and personal fingerprint are admired by many. The panelists are no exception. We welcome a guest panelist today who is well known in blogging and literary circles as a classic film writer and podcaster: Kristen Lopez. Thanks Kristen!

In this episode, we had an enjoyable time talking about the films of Hitchcock. We hope to hear your feedback on the show or the man himself in our comments. Enjoy this our episode #33, ‘Hitchcock!’

Bare bones show notes:

*Damien – from Riley Film Reviews is hosting this episode and presenting:
Spellbound, Psycho

1.* Damien opens, presents the panel

*Darren Lucas – Movie Reviews 101

*Kira Comerford – Film and TV 101

*Kristen Lopez (Our Cohort via the LAMBcast)
Journeys in Classic Film
Ticklish Business

2. Quick intro to Hitchcock and his films, host & panel can share their perspective

3. Damien goes first: Spellbound, Psycho, (if time) North by Northwest
-comments

4. Darren: North by Northwest

5. Kristen: Marnie, Suspicion

6. Kira: Rear Window

(go around again for movie #2)

7. Trailer commentary: We all watch a trailer and comment and share what we think.
“The Founder”

8. Watchlist sharing!
Each critic brings a no-spoiler share to the table of what theiy’ve been watching.

Thank the panel … Each panelist shares a recent project/plug

Outro

Talking Stars Podcast S01 E20: ‘James Wan’

This marks our 20th episode! Shagadelic baby! 😉 Seriously though, in honor of Halloween, and to finish off our Horror October theme, we had a lively discussion on the master of horror himself, James Wan. He is known for directing films like Saw, Insidious, the Conjuring series and more. 

The blog film critics talking in this show are Damien, Darren, and Kira.

james-wan

Talking Stars Podcast S01 E02: ‘Steven Spielberg’

Intro: Talking Stars is a new show Damien Riley and Myself are working on, this is the second episode where we talk about the films of Steven Spielberg from the 1980s. NOTE: We did get a request on Darren’s Youtube page to do a show on John Candy so watch for that in the near future.

Other Show Notes:

Announcements: Stoked on our second show! We got a request to cover John Candy so we will be looking into that and get back to the commenter. Thank you! If there is anyone you would like us to cover leave a comment. Also, let us know if you’d like to be a guest on the show.

If you want to contact us you can do so at:

Damien
Riley Central – http://www.rileycentral.net
Twitter – @rileyonfilm

Darren
Movie Reviews 101 – https://www.moviesreview101.com/
Twitter – @newguyreview101
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NewguysMovieReviews101/

Talking Stars Podcast S01 E01: ‘M Night Shyamalan’

This is the first episode where we talk about the films of M Night Shyamalan.

Talking Stars is a new show Damien Riley and Myself are working on. This is the first episode where we talk about the films of M Night Shyamalan. If there is anyone you would like us to cover leave a comment. Also, let us know if you’d like to be a guest on the show.

Announcements: Stoked on our first show!
Season One is like our Genesis so we’ll call it that.
Published first on May 29, 2016
If you want to contact us you can do so at:

Damien
Riley Central – http://www.rileycentral.net
Twitter – @rileyonfilm

Darren
Movie Reviews 101 – https://www.moviesreview101.com/
Twitter – @newguyreview101
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NewguysMovieReviews101/