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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Episode 14: Justice League, Lady Bird, and Foot Follies

In episode 14 of The Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant gives an update on the foot injury he suffered while on vacation in the Bahamas, how he’s been dealing with the pain, and how it’s destroyed his running routine.

After the pity party he gets into his reviews of Justice League, the newest addition to the DC Extended Universe, and Lady Bird, film #10 in his 52 Films Directed by Women project.

00:41Introduction
1:13Foot Follies
6:44Justice League (2017)
35:46Lady Bird (2017)
49:38Preview of Episode 15
50:06Wrap-up

Show Notes
52 Films Directed by Women List on Letterboxd

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Episode 13: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Sunshine Cleaning, Bluray vs. Digital, and the Bahamas

Episode 13 of the Red 7 Movie Cast arrives a week late since Hemant was off vacationing in the sunny Bahamas for 10 days.

In this episode he comes clean as to why he still buys Blurays and will continue to stay away from going down the digital download path, and then discusses the ups and downs of his recent family vacation to the Bahamas.

He then moves into a review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the winner of two Academy awards starring Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell.

2008’s Sunshine Cleaning is next on the docket and is the 9th film in Hemant’s 52 Films Directed by Women Project.

00:41Introduction
3:11Physical vs. Digital Media
10:26A Vacation in the Bahamas
17:15Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
32:18Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
45:17Preview of Episode 14
46:20Wrap-up

Show Notes
52 Films Directed by Women List on Letterboxd

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Episode 12: Annihilation, Mute, and Thirteen

In episode 12 of the Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant gets right into this week’s film reviews.

First off he talks about the new Duncan Jones film Mute which premiered this past weekend on Netflix.

He then moves into a review of Annihilation, Alex Garland’s new film that also opened this weekend.

He wraps up the trifecta with the 8th film in his 52 Films Directed by Women Project, Thirteen, the 2003 film by Catherine Hardwicke.

00:41Introduction
1:19Mute (2018)
21:29Annihilation (2018)
44:17Thirteen (2003)
57:51Preview of Episode 13
58:24Wrap-up

Show Notes
52 Films Directed by Women List on Letterboxd

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