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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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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