Episode 24: The Shape of Water and a 7 Year Old’s Review of Black Panther

In Episode 24 of the Red 7 Movie Cast podcast Hemant gives his initial impression of season 2 of the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. He’s only 6 episodes in, but that doesn’t stop him from filling you in on what he likes and doesn’t like, so far.

It’s then onto some Star Wars news where he discusses the recent reveal of Land Calrissian being pansexual. Hemant talks about why he thinks this is such a positive move for a franchise that is so beloved to him.

It’s then onto a very special review of Black Panther where Hemant’s seven year old son Brighton joins him to share his thoughts on watching the film for the first time.

Hemant then wraps up the the episode with a look at the latest Guillermo del Toro film which won a Best Picture and a Best Director Oscar this year, The Shape of Water.

00:41Introduction
1:28Thoughts on the first 6 Episodes of 13 Reasons Why, Season 2
7:39Big News about Lando Calrissian
14:03Black Panther (2018) with Special Guest, Brighton Naidu
30:40The Shape of Water (2017)
46:12Preview of Episode 25
47:07Wrap-up

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Screenwriter Says Lando is Pansexual
Brighton’s YouTube Channel – Beejona 306

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Episode 23: The Death Cure & The Commuter

Summer weather is in full swing and Hemant has wasted no time in getting his backyard ready for the season. Summers are hot in Saskatchewan, but they are also short, so it’s very important to enjoy them while they’re around. This however didn’t stop him from recording Episode 23 of The Red 7 Movie Cast.

In this episode Hemant reveals his new strategy to aid in preventing him from inadvertently buying the same new release Blurays more than once – something that he embarrassingly does quite often.

And then before getting into this week’s reviews he talks briefly about Cobra Kai being renewed for a second season, and early reactions to Solo: A Star Wars Story.

First up for reviews is The Death Cure, the final chapter in The Maze Runner trilogy. It’s then onto The Commuter, another Liam Neeson flick where he kicks a bunch of butt.

00:41Introduction
1:55Getting the Backyard Ready for Summer
6:37Bluray Double Dipping Prevention Program (BDDPP)
8:59Cobra Kai Renewed for a Second Season
11:57Solo: A Star Wars Story First Reactions
16:02The Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
35:48The Commuter (2018)
50:55Preview of Episode 24
52:19Wrap-up

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Episode 22: Avengers: Infinity War

Right after watching his Toronto Raptors get swept out of the NBA Playoffs for the 3rd time in a row by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Hemant stays strong and records Episode 22 of The Red 7 Movie Cast.

After venting a bit about the devastating loss, and a brief plug for a bonus episode where he shares his thoughts on the YouTube Red original series, Cobra Kai, Hemant focuses in on this week’s reviews.

First off is the record breaking blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War, followed by a brand new Netflix film from Andrew Niccol, Anon starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried. Hemant wraps up the episode with film number 14 on his 52 Films Directed by Women project, Kathryn Bigelow’s 2002 film, K-19: The Widowmaker.

00:41Introduction
1:22A Brief Pity Party for the Toronto Raptors
4:58A Plug for Cobra Kai Bonus Episode
6:55Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
35:53Anon (2018)
56:22K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
1:06:42Preview of Episode 23
1:07:37Wrap-up

Show Notes
52 Films Directed by Women Project List on Letterboxd

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Episode 21 Bonus: Cobra Kai | Spoiler Free

In this bonus episode of The Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant shares his thoughts on season 1 of the hot new release Cobra Kai, a YouTube Red original series.

As a die-hard Karate Kid fan, Hemant has been looking forward to the release of this series since it was first announced. Being from Canada, where YouTube Red is unavailable, Hemant wasn’t sure if he was going to be able to watch it. But luckily episodes 1 and 2 were free to watch and the additional 8 episodes could be purchased for $2.50 each on YouTube.

He bought them all on the release day of Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, and stayed up until 2am to binge all 10 episodes. Talk about dedication!

Other than revealing some plot points, and some vague discussion about various scenes, Hemant keeps this review spoiler free.

00:41Introduction
00:56Cobra Kai (2018) – Season 1 Thoughts and Review
35:17Easter Eggs and References – Start
39:30Easter Eggs and References – End
44:42Preview of Episode 22
45:59Wrap-up

Show Notes
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka on Cobra Kai and Stepping Back Into the Karate Kid Dojo

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Episode 20: The Post and a Cobra Kai Crisis

In episode 20 of The Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant lists off various excuses as to why he was only able to watch one film this week which includes the NBA Playoffs, video games, and producing his kid’s videos for his YouTube channel.

Then the tone gets much darker as Hemant realizes that YouTube Red is not available in Canada which is going to make it very difficult for him to watch Cobra Kai.

Things cool off once he starts talking about this week’s film, 2017’s The Post from Steven Spielberg.

00:41Introduction
1:03Various Excuses for Low Number of Films Being Watched
11:08Cobra Kai Crisis – YouTube Red, You’re not the Best Around
18:14The Post (2017)
48:45Preview of Episode 21
50:39Wrap-up

Show Notes
My Kid’s YouTube Channel – Beejona 306
YouTube is Expanding Red to More Countries

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Episode 19: I, Tonya, American Honey, and Treadmill Monotony

In episode 19 of The Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant gets grumpy about the weather in western Canada, and how it’s making him continue having to run on a treadmill instead of in the great outdoors. Following his rant he gives an update on how Netflix is continuing to explore ideas to get its films considered during Awards season – could Netflix theaters be on the horizon?

Then it’s time for this week’s reviews including Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya and Andrea Arnold’s American Honey which also happens to be film number 13 on Hemant’s 52 Films Directed by Women project.

00:41Introduction
1:07The Hardships of Treadmill Running, and Other Weather Related Woes
11:39Is Netflix Going to Open Theaters?
14:55I, Tonya (2017)
36:34American Honey (2016)
52:01Preview of Episode 20
53:02Wrap-up

Show Notes
52 Film Directed by Women List on Letterboxd

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Episode 18: Molly’s Game, Coco, and Cannes vs Netflix

In episode 18 of The Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant briefly talks about how the NBA Playoffs are monopolizing his time, and then weighs in on how Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival are flexing their muscles while jockeying to define what a film is.

He then dives into this week’s reviews of Aaron Sorkin’s new film Molly’s Game and Coco, the winner of this year’s Best Animated Feature Film at the Academy Awards.

00:41Introduction
1:08The NBA Playoffs Have Taken Over My Life!
2:09Cannes vs. Netflix
16:38Molly’s Game (2017)
34:55Coco (2017)
48:13Preview of Episode 19
48:55Wrap-up

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Episode 17: Flight of the Navigator, LieMAX, and Hello Fresh

In episode 17 of The Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant binges Season 2 of the Crackle series Startup, and gets a little bit more invested in Far Cry 5 for the PS4.

He also talks about a new IMAX theater coming to his city. But is it true IMAX, or the notorious Digital IMAX known as LieMAX?

He then talks about his experience with Hello Fresh after being gifted a free week by his friends.

Then it’s on to a review of the 1986 Disney classic, Flight of the Navigator.

00:41Introduction
1:24Startup – Season 2 (2017)
7:10More Far Cry 5 (Playstation 4)
13:14Is Hello Fresh for me?
23:48IMAX or LieMAX?
28:40Flight of the Navigator (1986)
56:48Preview of Episode 18
58:51Wrap-up

Show Notes
Films My Sons Need to See List on Letterboxd
How Do I Know If My IMAX Theatre is Real 70mm IMAX or lieMAX (Digital IMAX)?

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Episode 16: Ready Player One, Sleeping with Other People, and Far Cry 5

In episode 16 of The Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant talks about the new video game that he’s been playing, Far Cry 5, and why he found himself so drawn to it. He then talks about the The Last Jedi documentary The Director and the Jedi, and then confesses about binging Season 1 of Startup in one day.

Then it’s time to talk about the new Steven Spielberg film Ready Player One that just opened in theaters, before wrapping up the episode with the 12th film on his 52 Films Directed by Women project, Sleeping with Other People.

00:41Introduction
1:05Far Cry 5 (Playstation 4)
10:13The Director and the Jedi (2018)
17:37Startup – Season 1 (2016)
23:10Ready Player One (2018)
57:34Sleeping with Other People (2015)
1:07:00Preview of Episode 17
1:08:00Wrap-up

Show Notes
52 Films Directed by Women List on Letterboxd

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Episode 15: Thor: Ragnarok, The Karate Kid, The Beguiled, and Michelle Obama

In episode 15 of The Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant starts off the podcast chatting about seeing Michelle Obama during her speaking tour, and how the citizens of his city don’t know how to arrive at an event on time. He also gives his brief thoughts on a concert he watched on Netflix, Hans Zimmer Live in Prague.

It’s then time to get into the week’s reviews, including Thor: Ragnarok, the 80s classic The Karate Kid, and The Beguiled, film #11 on his 52 Films Directed by Women project.

00:41Introduction
1:08An Evening with Michelle Obama
10:21Hans Zimmer Live in Prague (2017)
14:48Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
33:20The Karate Kid (1984)
45:05The Beguiled (2017)
55:07Preview of Episode 16
50:40Wrap-up

Show Notes
Films My Sons Need to See List on Letterboxd
52 Films Directed by Women List on Letterboxd

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