Talking Stars Podcast S01 E16: Horror Remakes

halloween2007Today the blog film critics discussed “Horror Remakes.”

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Please enjoy our spooky Halloween music intro to the episode >:-)

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Talking Stars Podcast S01 E15: ‘Shadows Fall’ and ‘Train to Busan’

It’s October and you know what that means … Scary movies and Halloween themes here at the Talking Stars podcast.

In this episode Darren and I compare 2 films in our “Indie vs. Big Budget” format: Shadows Fall and Train to Busan. We have much to say about both.

Enjoy listening! The audio player is at the bottom of the post.

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Please enjoy our spooky Halloween music intro.

Talking Stars Podcast S01 E14: ‘Sneak Previews’ – Films Yet To be Released in 2016 that we Find Interesting

Join Darren, Kira, and Damien as they discuss their film picks for the remainder of 2016. Becky had the day off.

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Contact us on Twitter:

Darren: @newguyreview101
Kira: @filmandtv101
Damien: @rileyonfilm
Becky had the day off.

We hope you enjoyed this episode. We are looking for fun people to appear on our podcast. If you like movies and have something to say about them, contact one of us and we’ll see about having you as our guest in a future episode.

Talking Stars Podcast S01 E12: ‘Guess Who – Character Edition’

guesswhoPodcast Show Notes:
Darren leads us in a trivia game about characters and actors in movies. This was our first try at this. It went very well and we think we can do it better next time where some of the questions possibly could be answerable by Damien 😉 At the end we all share a film we’ve seen recently (no spoilers).
Members of the panel are:

Round 1
Michael Keaton, Bradley Cooper, Jack Black, Tom Hiddleston, Robin Williams

Round 2
Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaacs, Clive Owen

Care to be a guest on Talking Stars? Leave us a comment or another form of contact and we will get back to you. Contact Damien at rileycentral@gmail.com or anyone else on the cast.

Talking Stars Podcast S01 E11: ‘Favorite Character Screen Introductions’

*This episode may contain spoilers.
willycanePodcast Show Notes:
Most movie lovers can remember certain characters bursting onto the screen in unforgettable scenes. The challenge to our three movie critics today was to summon some favorites and share them on the podcast. It made for a lively discussion and touch the neurons of quite a few memories both vintage and recent.

The order of the episode is as follows:

1. Ice Breaker: Each critic brings one film we have seen recently as a spoiler-free discussion. Darren starts.

2. We all bring 2 favorite character screen intros each. Becky Starts.

3. We each bring and discuss a film we wish we could have seen and why we would have or want to see the film from this year (preferably not something that has come out in the last 2 weeks or so this also offers a follow up chat for later shows too where we can get into spoilers.) Damien Starts

Films mentioned:
The Man Who Knew Infinity, House of Frankenstein, Howl of the Wolfman, The Family Fang, The Empire Strikes Back, Fast and the Furious, Silence of the Lambs, Ocean’s Eleven, Jurassic Park, Alien, Sing Street and more.

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Talking Stars Podcast S01 E10: ‘The Lesson’ And ‘Suicide Squad’

*This episode contains spoilers.

In this, our 10th episode of the podcast, we, Darren and Damien, review two films: Suicide Squad is the mega high budget action film of the Summer and The Lesson is a low budget, independent horror film from last year. Listen to the podcast and see how they measure up.

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Starring: Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Jesse Eisenberg, Viola Davis, Jay Hernandez
Genres: Action
Directed By: David Ayer
Studio: Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating
R


The Lesson (2015)
Cast: Robert Hands as Mr. Gale
Evan Bendall as Fin
Michaela Prchalová as Mia
Directed by: Ruth Platt
Written by: Ruth Platt
Other Info
Horror, Thriller
Unrated Contains scenes of extreme violence.
1h 37min

Dear Listeners,

We’re curious what you think of these films and our podcast. Do leave us a comment if you have the time. As always, if you would like to be on the show or you have a film, actor, or genre you’d like to see us cover, leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you promptly.

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

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

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

Talking Stars Podcast S01 E09: ‘Crawl or Die’ and ‘The BFG’

What can a big budget do for a so so movie story? How about what can a great story do with a lower budget? These are issues Damien and Darren tackle today in this episode of “Talking Stars.” We hope you enjoy.

Crawl or Die and The BFG are the two films covered in this episode. We talk about the first film that has a relatively small budget, Crawl or Die, and stack it against the high budgeted BFG. You can read in our excitement that Crawl or Die did a lot more with less to making a great film. Listen to Darren and Damien discuss these two films in this episode. This podcast includes spoilers.

We’re curious what you think of the films and the podcast. Do leave us a comment if you have the time. As always, if you would like to be on the show or you have a film, actor, or genre you’d like to see us cover, leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you promptly.

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

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

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

Talking Stars Podcast S01 E08: ‘Remakes’ – guest Becky, grad student in film, joins the discussion

When someone loves a film, do they tend to like or dislike the remake? Why? This is one of the questions we set out to answer in this episode. Becky, our resident film-music authority, joins us once again bringing her remakes to the table as we discuss more than 6 remakes on the show.

remakes showOutline for the “Remakes” Show
Talking Stars Recorded 7/22/2016 The movies:
Becky: Star Trek: Into Darkness, Ben Hur, Maleficient
Damien: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Cape Fear
Darren: Old Boy, The Departed
Damien: “This is a show on remakes so fittingly it has a new lead host. I say that tongue in cheek, I am leading today but our regular lead host Darren Lucas is here today as co-host.

Also, we have our esteemed film music authority back a second time as a guest: Becky from Music Film Central. Finally we are talking why we like the original or why we did or didn’t like the remake or both. Spoiler warning! It seems our podcast always has some form of spoiler. We are film critics discussing what works in films as well as what has worked for stars. For that remakes show1reason we suggest if you have not seen the films and don’t want to know spoilers, to press pause until you do.

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. Thanks to Becky for coming on the show! Becky has been in twice now! Hopefully we’ll be she’ll be able and willing to visit us much more. You can visit her blog at Film Music Central or read and follow her tweets at @filmusiccentral Becky is one of our favorite people 🙂

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

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

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

Talking Stars Podcast S01 E06: ‘Spring’ & ‘Cell’

Spring is a lower budget sci-fi horror romance film. It takes us from the streets of Italy into the phrase “Love is a monster.” Cell is a chase horror film that moves on the concept that cell phones have delivered a viures into human brains that makes them zombie-like creatures.

Show notes: Darren and Damien talk about 2 films: Spring and Cell. Both films describe themselves as horror. This is the 6th episode of the first season.

Talking Stars Podcast S01 E05: ‘The Hunt’

‘The Hunt’ is a drama and suspense film. It covers the issue of an innocent man being accused of a sexual crime with a child he did not commit. We discuss the plot and some relevant issues in the film.

Intro: Talking Stars is a new show Darren Lucas and Myself are working on, this show is the fifth episode of our first season. We discuss The Hunt, a very gripping film indeed that focuses on a very controversial topic. We are hoping to have some more guests on the show. Interested?

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Other Show Notes: Tried some new music for intro outro.

Announcements: We’ve made it to our 5th show! Thank you for listening! 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
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/damiensriley/

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