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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Episode 34: Rampage & Set It Up

For someone who hasn’t really committed to watching many TV series over the last few years, Hemant has been steadily getting back into enjoying some shows. This past week he wrapped up seasons 1 and 2 of the Amazon Original series Sneaky Pete starring Giovanni Ribisi, and shares his thoughts on it.

Ready Player One also hit homes this week so Hemant and his son re-visited it on Bluray. He doesn’t talk too much about the film (since he covered pretty extensively in a previous episode), but he does go off on a bit of a tangent discussing how UltraViolet digital copies that are included with many Blurays are basically useless in Canada if you want to watch them on a device like an AppleTV or Roku.

It’s then onto the reviews for the week and he starts off with Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, which was also recently released on Bluray. He wraps up the episode with film #17 on his 52 Films Directed by Women project, Set It Up, a Netflix Original film starring Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, and directed by Claire Scanlon.

00:41Introduction
1:18Sneaky Pete, Seasons 1 & 2
8:23Fargo Season 2
10:08Ready Player One (2018) & UltraViolet in Canada is Garbage
18:02Rampage (2018)
39:07Set It Up (2018)
53:27Preview of Episode 35
55:34Wrap-up

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Episode 33: You Were Never Really Here & Thoroughbreds

In Episode 33 of the Red 7 Movie Cast podcast Hemant gives the lowdown on his recent family vacation to Jasper National Park in the beautiful Canadian Rockies, and discusses his heartbreak and excitement around the blockbuster trade between the Toronto Raptors and the San Antonio Spurs. He also gives his opinion about seasons 1 and 2 of the Amazon Prime series Goliath starring Billy Bob Thornton, which he somehow managed to binge.

He then shares his thoughts on 2 films he watched this past week including You Were Never Really Here from director Lynne Ramsay and starring Joaquin Phoenix. This was film #16 on his 52 Films Directed by Women project.

He wraps up the episode with Thoroughbreds from director Cory Finley starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, and Anton Yelchin.

00:41Introduction
1:19Family Vacation in the Canadian Rockies
18:38Toronto Raptors/San Antonio Spurs Blockbuster Trade
23:27Goliath, Season 1 and 2 (Amazon Studios Original)
32:24Sneaky Pete (Amazon Studios Original)
33:24You Were Never Really Here (2017)
51:28Thoroughbreds (2017)
1:04:09Preview of Episode 34
1:07:11Wrap-up

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Episode 32: A Quiet Place

Still wanting to publish an episode on schedule, Hemant recorded Episode 32 of the Red 7 Movie Cast podcast right before heading out on a family vacation to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies.

In this episode he talks about a recent Letterboxd announcement that they will be showing targeted ads for users who are on the Free membership. He then shares his thoughts on the news that Billy Dee Williams will by reprising his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode 9, as well as Neil Blomkamp directing an upcoming Robocop sequel/reboot.

It’s then time for a spoiler free review of A Quiet Place, John Krasinski’s third film in the director’s chair.

00:41Introduction
1:06Ads on Letterboxd
6:06Billy Dee Williams Returns for Star Wars Episode 9
8:33Robocop Sequel/Reboot from Neil Blomkamp
13:11A Quiet Place (2018)
47:09Preview of Episode 33
48:29Wrap-up

* Letterboxd Introduces Targeted Ads Announcement

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