53. Creed II

In this episode of the podcast Hemant gets into the Christmas spirit and shares some of his holiday traditions, including searching for the perfect Christmas tree at a family run tree farm, and starting Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve.

It’s then onto the main event of the episode where he discusses the latest instalment in the Rocky franchise, Creed II.

00:41Introduction
1:10Christmas is Coming
7:18Creed II (2018)
37:00Next Week
40:55Wrap-up

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Episode 52: Eyes Wide Shut & Reflecting on Year One of Red 7

It’s hard to believe, but this episode marks the one year anniversary of the Red 7 Movie Cast podcast. I find it pretty crazy that I’ve been able to maintain a weekly podcast for this long. I start off this episode reflecting on the last year, talking about what I’ve learned from producing this podcast, how I have found it to be fulfilling, and how I see it evolving over the next year.

After the celebration I continue with film number four of my Stanley Kubrick Experience, sharing my thoughts on his final film from 1999, Eyes Wide Shut.

00:41Introduction
1:13Reflecting on the One Year Anniversary of Red 7
9:59Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
41:03Next Week
43:27Wrap-up

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Episode 51: The Meg

In this episode Hemant talks a bit about taking his son to see the Joe Dante classic from 1984, Gremlins, and how they plan to start up a podcast together. He also has recently finished season 1 of The Purge TV series, and gives his final verdict on it.

It’s then onto the feature review of the week, 2018’s The Meg from director Jon Turteltaub starring Jason Statham.

00:41Introduction
2:31Gremlins (1984) and a New Podcast?
5:45The Purge – Season 1
8:24The Meg (2018)
24:43Next Week
25:25Wrap-up

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Episode 50: BlacKkKlansman & Full Metal Jacket

In this episode Hemant revisits 2015’s Blackhat from Michael Mann while running on the treadmill. He also talks about the Russell Peters comedy show he got to experience from a corporate luxury suite in the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.

He then shares his thoughts on Spike Lee’s newest film BlacKkKlansman which was recently released on Bluray.

He wraps up the episode with the latest film in his Stanley Kubrick Experience series, 1987’s Full Metal Jacket.

00:41Introduction
2:22From the Treadmill: Blackhat (2015)
10:22Russell Peters Live from Luxury Box Seats
14:19BlacKkKlansman (2018)
33:54Full Metal Jacket (1987)
46:55Next Week
49:53Wrap-up

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Episode 49: The Shining

Over the last week and a half Hemant has been fighting off a bad cold. During this time he has spent a lot of time on the couch, revisiting a number of different films. He doesn’t dive very deep into talking about them, but he does give his brief thoughts on them.

He also discusses some exciting news about some unlikely TV series that are in development, including a new Star Wars series featuring the Rogue One character Cassian Andor, as well as a TV series adaptation of the 1985 Joe Dante film Explorers.

This episode wraps up with an in-depth discussion of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, as Hemant continues his exploration of this iconic director’s work.

00:41Introduction
4:42Explorers TV Series in Development
10:08Star Wars Cassian Andor TV Series in Development
15:22From the Treadmill & the Couch
15:51The Skeleton Key (2005)
18:37Interstellar (2014)
20:54Event Horizon (1997)
22:09Semi-Pro (2008)
24:12Push (2009)
28:53The Shining (1980)
1:05:05Next Week
1:07:55Wrap-up

Explorers TV Series in Development on SlashFilm

Cassian Andor Star Wars TV Series in Development on StarWars.com

The Shining: Danny’s Ordeal and the bear costumed man by Rob Ager

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Episode 48: 2001: A Space Odyssey & Mr. Robot Season 3

Episode 48 marks the beginning of Hemant’s exploration of films by Stanley Kubrick. Over the next several weeks he will be watching various films from this iconic director’s filmography.

In this inaugural episode he visits 2001: A Space Odyssey from 1968. He’s not proud of it, but this is the first time Hemant has watched this film. He gives his thoughts on this space opera, while also taking some time to talk about a few of the more popular theories that try to make heads or tails of this movie.

Hemant also briefly talks about season 3 of the TV series Mr. Robot and why he has a love/hate relationship with this series.

00:41Introduction
3:11Mr. Robot, Season 3
10:582001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
40:00Next Week
43:59Wrap-up

‘Mr. Robot’ Creator and Cinematographer Reveal What It Took to Make Episode 5 Look Like One Long Take on IndieWire

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Meaning of the Monolith Revealed PART 1 (2014 update) by Rob Ager

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Meaning of the Monolith Revealed PART 2 (2014 update) by Rob Ager

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Episode 47: Summer of 84

In this episode Hemant reports from the treadmill once again and talks about what worked and didn’t work for him during a rewatch of 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane.

He also revisited Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One this week with a bunch of 8 year olds. Why you ask? Well it was his oldest son’s birthday party and the main event was a showing of the film in the Rouge Cinema. Hemant gives the lowdown of his experience.

It’s then on to the feature review for the week, 2018’s Summer of 84, yet another film trying to ride the 80s wave that’s recently taken over Hollywood.

00:41Introduction
1:29From the Treadmill: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
10:02Revisiting Ready Player One at My Son’s Birthday (2018)
24:58Summer of 84 (2018)
41:31Next Week
44:29Wrap-up

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Episode 46: Ant Man and the Wasp, Christine, and a Friday the 13th Reboot?

It’s still October so that means the month of horror continues. In this episode of the podcast Hemant talks about some news including the possibility of LeBron James’ production company Springhill Entertainment rebooting the Friday the 13th movie franchise.

And speaking of exciting, Hemant filled out a survey from Landmark Cinemas and all signs are pointing to a new premium theater making its way into Saskatoon. This is purely speculation, but the questions in the survey seemed to suggest that.

Another edition of From the Treadmill is next where he revisits Star Wars: The Last Jedi over the course of three runs. Hemant thinks he has finally landed on an opinion of the latest film in the Skywalker story.

It’s then on to the feature reviews for the week including the newest Marvel film to hit bluray, Ant Man and the Wasp. The episode wraps up with Christine, another John Carpenter film from 1983 about a demonic Pontiac Fury.

00:41Introduction
1:30Is LeBron James Rebooting Friday the 13th?
6:11New Landmark Premium Theatre?
12:17From the Treadmill: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
20:00Ant Man and the Wasp (2018)
33:58Christine (1983)
47:26Next Week
49:08Wrap-up

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Episode 45: Skyscraper, Halloween, and Apostle

We’re well into October and Hemant is continuing with his horror movie theme for the month. In this episode he starts off with a couple of films he revisited. He ended up re-watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story while running on his treadmill, and explains why he loves that film so much. He then briefly talks about Iron Man 2 and why that films still works for him.

It’s then onto the feature reviews for the week including Skyscraper the new Dwayne Johnson film that just hit bluray and Halloween, the 1978 genre defining film from John Carpenter. He wraps up the episode by sharing his thoughts on the new Netflix film that premiered at Fantastic Fest earlier this year, Apostle.

00:41Introduction
2:51From the Treadmill: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
11:19Revisiting Iron Man 2 (2010)
14:06Skyscraper (2018)
22:09Halloween (1978)
37:26Apostle (2018)
48:22Next Week
50:05Wrap-up

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Episode 44: The First Purge, Uncle Drew, The Thing, and More

It was Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada so Hemant had a long weekend to put in a little extra movie time. In this week’s episode he talks about some exciting Star Wars news regarding the upcoming live action TV series that will be debuting on the new Disney streaming service.

He then briefly talks about a couple movies he had a chance to revisit, including Fast Five from 2011, as well as the 1997 blockbuster Titanic which he shared with his oldest son.

It’s then onto the main reviews for the week including two new Bluray releases, The First Purge and Uncle Drew. Hemant then wraps up the episode by sharing his thoughts on John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi horror classic, The Thing – a film that he embarrassingly hadn’t experienced until this past week.

00:41Introduction
2:14The Mandalorian Star Wars TV Series
11:24Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving
13:30Revisiting Fast Five (2011)
19:01Revisiting Titanic with my Son (1997)
26:40The First Purge (2018)
45:34Uncle Drew (2018)
55:21The Thing (1982)
1:09:20Next Week
1:12:05Wrap-up

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