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 29: Pacific Rim: Uprising & Impulse

It wouldn’t be an episode of the Red 7 Movie Cast podcast if Hemant didn’t talk about some big Star Wars news. In Episode 29 he talks about the recent news that LucasFilm and Disney have put a hold on all upcoming anthology films, including the recently announced Boba Fett film and the much rumoured Obi Wan Kenobi film. He talks about the implications of this news, LucasFilm’s response to the story, as well as a possible Darth Vader film being developed.

If you remember from last episode, Hemant mentioned a new YouTube Premium original series called Impulse based on a series of books by Steven Gould that is set in the Jumper universe. Yes, Jumper, that 2008 film starring Hayden Christensen which was directed by Doug Liman. So Hemant watched all ten episodes of Season 1 this week and shares his feeling about the show.

And then it’s onto a review of Pacific Rim: Uprising, the new film by Steven S. DeKnight starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, and Cailee Spaeny. Does this one live up to the bar set by Guillermo del Toro and the first film in the series? Take a listen to find out.

00:41Introduction
1:07Are Star Wars Story Films History?
7:01Impulse – Season 1 (YouTube Premium Original Series)
10:01Impulse Spoilers Start
30:33Impulse Spoilers End
32:55Pacific Rim (2018)
58:48Preview of Episode 30
1:00:47Wrap-up

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Episode 26: Red Sparrow and Some Ranting

In Episode 26 of the Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant discusses some interesting articles that he came across over the last week including the importance of seeing a film in a theater, Solo: A Star Wars Story projection issues, toxic fandom, and a new multiplex in his neighborhood.

He also briefly gives his thoughts on Season 1 of the new Netflix series, Lost in Space.

It’s then onto a discussion of the new Francis Lawrence film, Red Sparrow.

00:41Introduction
2:57The Importance of Seeing a Film in a Theater
7:36Solo: A Star Wars Story Cinematography and Projection Problems
10:50New Landmark Theater in the Neighborhood
15:23Toxic Fandom is the Worst
21:22Lost in Space, Season 1
27:34Red Sparrow (2018)
57:56Preview of Episode 27
59:19Wrap-up

Why Movie Theaters are Still Good from ScreenCrush

Solo: A Star Wars Story Projection Issues from SlashFilm

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