56. Bird Box

Ring in the new year with episode 56 of the podcast. Hemant talks about the low key New Year’s Eve celebrations that he has adopted, and how he is perfectly fine with this life choice.

Since he was not hung over on New Year’s day, he had a chance to spend some time with the PSVR game The Exorcist: Legion which scared the bejeezus out of him.

It’s then on to a quick review of Paul Feig’s newest film starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, A Simple Favor, before diving into the feature review of Bird Box. Find out if Sandra Bullock teaming up with Netflix produced a worthwhile experience.

00:41Introduction
1:12Low Key New Years Eve
4:42Crapping my pants with The Exorcist: Legion on Playstation VR
7:34Quick Review – A Simple Favor (2018)
13:15Bird Box (2018)
33:39Next Week
35:40Wrap-up

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55. Aquaman

It’s Christmas time and in this episode Hemant talks about how his family celebrated the holiday season, as well as some of the cool gifts he got including a Playstation VR. He then does some quick movie reviews for Joseph Khan’s Bodied and the 1988 Eddie Murphy classic Coming to America.

The rest of the episode is spent talking about the newest film in the DC Extended Universe from James Wan, Aquaman.

00:41Introduction
20:27Quick Review – Bodied (2018)
24:46Quick Review – Coming to America (1988)
29:51Aquaman (2018)
1:11:01Next Week
1:12:35Wrap-up

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54. Roma

In this episode of the podcast Hemant blows through quick reviews of Equalizer 2, Eighth Grade, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

He then talks about Roma, the new film from writer and director Alfonso Cuarón. This Netflix produced film has just hit the streaming service after making its run through various film festivals including Venice and TIFF this past year.

00:41Introduction
1:19Quick Review – Equalizer 2 (2018)
3:08Quick Review – Eighth Grade (2018)
6:12Quick Review – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
11:24Roma (2018)
37:00Next Week
39:55Wrap-up

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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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