Monday, February 24, 2020

The Breakdown of Movie Trends


It's another special topic episode this week, as we look at some of the current hot trends in movies and also some that we think will become significant over the next few years. We've been doing this show since 2013, and we've already seen a lot of trends come and go over that time. We feel movie strategies and what is considered hot has changed a lot over the past six years. The one thing that may surprise some is that unlike the last time we did an episode like this, we are very optimistic for the future right now. Some of the stuff we discuss is the rise of adult-centric movies (there is now way Birds of Prey would have got an R two years ago), directors allowed to make big studio original movies and horror shifting from supernatural to sci-fi. As always, we are so thankful that you listen to the show, and if you love this episode. please share it on social media.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The Breakdown of Things We're Passionate About in Movies


Happy Family Day to all my Ontario readers and listeners. Because it is Family Day weekend, I stayed away from the cinemas and spent time with my favourite people in the universe. This means of course, that this week is one of those themed topic episodes. This one we discuss the things in movies that we love and are obsessed about. We will talk about things like expert cinematography, practical effects, the creative process and genre-blended movies. We had a great time talking all aspects of movies on this show and we really hope you love it as well. If you do, then please help us out by spreading the word on social media to other movie buffs.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

The Breakdown of Birds of Prey, Uncut Gems, Groundhog Day, Seven and Remembering Kirk Douglas


It is the day after the Oscars, and we are so floored by the results that we don't discuss them at all. Also, we recorded this episode before the show took place, but we still had lots to talk about. We have four big movie reviews and we have lots to say about each as this episode burst past 90 minutes. We look at the latest comic book movie in the Margot Robbie lead Harley Quinn adventure, Birds of Prey. We also have Adam Sandler's eye-opening starring performance in Uncut Gems. Then we discuss two movies that are considered '90s classics in the iconic Bill Murray time looping romantic comedy, Groundhog Day and the dark thriller that made David Fincher into a name director, Seven. We also spend some time celebrating the career of a Hollywood legend, Kirk Douglas. As always, we really appreciate you listening to us and we hope you love the show, and if you do, please helps us out by spreading the word on social media.

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The Movies' Rating Out of Four Stars

Birds of Prey *** (CS)
Uncut Gems ***½ (CS & SM)
Groundhog Day **** (CS)& SM)
Seven ***½ (CS & SM)

Monday, February 03, 2020

The Breakdown of 'The Rhythm Section', 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory', 'Christine' and 'Live Twice, Love Once'


It is a packed episode of The Movie Breakdown as we have five movie reviews and some pictures that are held up as classics. We've got what may be the most quoted comedy in movie history in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. We also have the candy-coated family adventure in the Gene Wilder starring Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It is 2020, so we have some releases from this year in the gritty spy action flick starring Blake Lively, The Rhythm Section, and as well as a Spanish dramedy about a man with Alzheimer's searching for his long-lost love, Live Twice, Love Once. Then we have a tragic based on a true story drama in Christine. It is almost 90 minutes of movie talk and exactly what you need to kick off your week proper. We really hope you love the show and if you do, please help us out by spreading the word to other movie lovers.

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The Movies' Rating Out of Four Stars

Monty Python and the Holy Grail **** (CS & SM)
The Rhythm Section *** (CS)
Live Twice, Love Once ** (CS) & *** (SM)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory**** (CS & SM)
Christine **½ (CS) & ***½ (SM)

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Change of Plans: Taking the Month Off

I am struggling to get my short story for the Toronto Star contest to form the way I wanted; on top of that, I have a lot of client work lined up for the month of February plus several other writing projects that I need to get significant progress done. This all means that I know I am going to have limited time to devote to the blog this month. I really don't want to do a bunch of throwaway posts all month just to say that I kept the blog every day goal alive. So, outside of posting The Movie Breakdown every week, I am going to take the month off. I apologize, but I hope this means I will be energized and ready to rock come March. See you then.