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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Episode 43: Hold the Dark & Support the Girls

It’s been a few episodes since Hemant talked Star Wars. In episode 43 he reacts to some recent news regarding the “galaxy far, far, away”. He also re-watched Solo: A Star Wars Story which was just released on Bluray, so he chats a bit about the film, as well as some special features on the disk.

It’s then time for the two featured reviews for the week including Jeremy Saulnier’s latest film Hold the Dark, as well as the indie film Support the Girls from director Andrew Bujalski.

00:41Introduction
1:17What’s Going on with Star Wars?
7:36Revisiting Solo: A Star Wars Story and Bluray Special Features
15:14Hold the Dark (2018)
32:19Support the Girls (2018)
42:57Next Week
45:38Wrap-up

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Episode 42: The Predator & Mandy

Hemant ended up recording this episode a day late since he spent Monday night practicing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on his guitar. He still got the episode out on schedule, but he does take a moment to explain what this was all about.

He then gives some brief thoughts on the recent news of a John Clark series of films starring Michael B. Jordan, season 2 of American Vandal, and the first couple episodes of the new Netflix series Maniac from director Cary Joji Fukunaga.

It’s then time to dive into this week’s reviews of Shane Black’s latest film The Predator, and a bonkers film from Panos Cosmatos, Mandy.

00:41Introduction
1:20Guitar Lessons with My Son
4:06Tom Clancy’s John Clark Films
9:53American Vandal, Season 2
13:28Maniac, Season 1
18:17The Predator (2018)
47:23Mandy (2018)
1:00:25Next Week
1:03:08Wrap-up

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Episode 41: Degrassi High: School’s Out & Ocean’s 8

Remember that time I mentioned that one of my iTunes movie purchases disappeared for a while then eventually showed up again? Well, it turns out that a guy recently reported that three of his purchases went missing, and the internet blew up when Apple responded.

In this episode I discuss what happened and why I will smugly continue to buy physical copies of films on Bluray and DVD.

I then share my thoughts on Ocean’s 8 which was released on Bluray last week, and extends the Ocean’s series of films.

It’s then onto a made for TV film from 1992 which brought an end to the Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High Canadian TV series. Why did I seemingly watch this movie out of nowhere? Well the actors Pat Mastroianni and Stacie Mistysyn who played Joey Jeremiah and Caitlin Ryan in the series were hosting a screening of the film at a local theater.

And being a huge fan of those series during my childhood, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take in this event. I talk about the screening, the Q&A that followed, as well as why Degrassi was so important to me as a kid, and how it revolutionized TV for children.

00:41Introduction
1:28Disappearing Movie Purchases on iTunes
10:06Ocean’s 8 (2018)
26:25Degrassi High: School’s Out (1992)
48:33Preview of Episode 42
51:40Wrap-up

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Episode 40: Hereditary & Den of Thieves

It’s hard to believe just how much stuff one can watch when they are at home sick for two days during the week. In episode 40 Hemant talks a bit about the first episode of the new Amazon Prime series The Purge, Season 1 of the Netflix Original series American Vandal, as well as Season 1 of The Sinner.

He also gives some brief thoughts on a first time watch of the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice, as well as re-watches of School of Rock, and Need for Speed.

It’s then time for in-depth reviews of the horror film Hereditary which was just released on Bluray, as well as the gritty crime drama Den of Thieves.

00:41Introduction
3:07The Purge – Season 1, Episode 1
7:19American Vandal, Season 1
10:58The Sinner, Season 1
16:58Pride & Prejudice (2005)
22:22School of Rock (2003)
26:51Need for Speed (2014)
31:54Hereditary (2018)
51:46Den of Thieves (2018)
1:05:05Preview of Episode 41
1:08:41Wrap-up

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Episode 39: Searching, Upgrade, Jack Ryan, Ozark, and More!

There’s a lot to cover in episode 39 of the Red 7 Movie Cast podcast. On this Labour Day long weekend, Hemant worked his way through season 2 of the Netflix Original series Ozark, season 1 of the Amazon Prime Original series Jack Ryan, and a few episodes of the first season of another Netflix Original series, The Innocents.

And for some reason he also watched the 1983 attack helicopter film Blue Thunder which he briefly gives his thoughts on.

It’s then time to dive into the sci-fi action film Upgrade which just recently hit Bluray and VOD, as well as Searching, the debut film by director Aneesh Chaganty that just opened in theaters this weekend.

00:41Introduction
1:18Ozark, Season 2
9:32Jack Ryan, Season 1
19:08The Innocents, Season 1
21:26Blue Thunder (1983)
25:35Upgrade (2018)
38:47Searching (2018)
50:56Preview of Episode 40
52:11Wrap-up

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Episode 38: Deadpool 2 & The Iron Giant

Hemant starts off episode 38 by talking about a key scene from Crazy Rich Asians involving the game of Mahjong, and how he completely misinterpreted what happened at the end of the game.

He then gets right into this week’s reviews of Deadpool 2 which was just released on Bluray, and 1999’s The Iron Giant, a film that he regrettably never got around to watching until now.

00:41Introduction
1:19Revisiting the Mahjong Scene in Crazy Rich Asians
2:12Crazy Rich Asians – Spoiler Start
6:55Crazy Rich Asians – Spoiler End
6:56Deadpool 2 (2018)
30:22The Iron Giant (1999)
45:14Preview of Episode 39
47:06Wrap-up

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Episode 37: Crazy Rich Asians & Extinction

In episode 37 Hemant talks a bit about a hectic week at the office where his team was pushing to get their new product out into production for a new client. He then chats a bit about how he is planning to start dabbling in some personal video projects again after neglecting that hobby for far too long.

He also briefly touches on three movies he re-visited this past week including Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!, Ant-Man, and the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123.

He wraps up the episode with his feature reviews of the new Netflix original sci-fi film Extinction, and the hot new romantic comedy that just hit theaters, Crazy Rich Asians.

00:42Introduction
1:24Hectic Work Week
3:22Dabbling in Video Projects
6:45Revisiting Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
12:09Revisiting Ant-Man (2015)
14:41Revisiting The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
17:19Extinction (2018)
29:12Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
50:45Preview of Episode 38
52:17Wrap-up

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Episode 36: Like Father

Hemant only had the time to watch one film this week, mostly because he was gone for a family vacation to the Canadian Badlands in Alberta, Canada.

In this episode he talks about some highlights from his family getaway including a visit to the Great Wall of Saskatchewan, exploring Alsask, the village his family lived in when he was born back in the 70s, the Dinosaur Provincial Park, and their stay at the Red Roof Studio Art & Photography bed and breakfast.

He then shares his thoughts on some recent news including Patrick Stewart returning as Captain Picard in a new Star Trek series, updates on the upcoming Star Wars TV series, and the Academy’s announcement of a new best picture category.

Hemant wraps up the episode with his review of the new Netflix Original film Like Father directed by Laura Miller Rogen and starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammar. This is film #18 in his 52 Films Directed by Women project.

00:42Introduction
1:16Badlands Vacation
3:54The Great Wall of Saskatchewan
7:09Revisiting the Town of Alsask
9:43The Red Roof Studio Art & Photography
12:30Dinosaur Provincial Park
14:37The Return of Captain Picard
19:56Star Wars TV Series Update
21:55Best Popular Film Category at the Oscars
29:07Like Father (2018)
50:25Preview of Episode 37
52:20Wrap-up

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Episode 35: Mission Impossible: Fallout

In Episode 35 Hemant talks about some recent news that a new Sandlot film is in the works, which is apparently going to be a prequel to the 1993 original. He takes a moment to speculate about what the premise of the film may be, and also reveals some troubling news about one of the stars from this children’s classic.

Hemant then moves onto season 2 of Fargo which he just wrapped up, before giving the Netflix original series Altered Carbon a try.

Before getting into his review of Mission Impossible: Fallout, Hemant gives some brief thoughts on the 1996 film Daylight starring Sylvester Stallone which he re-watched with the intention of napping through.

00:41Introduction
1:37The Sandlot Prequel
7:22Fargo Season 2
11:29Altered Carbon
15:01Daylight (1996)
18:01Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)
47:13Preview of Episode 36
49:06Wrap-up

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