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

Follow Hemant on Twitter at @hjnaidu and on Letterboxd

Follow The Red 7 Movie Cast Podcast on Twitter at @redsevencast

Please subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or TuneIn.

Episode 30: Sicario: Day of the Soldado & The Endless

It was Canada Day this past weekend and Hemant talks about what he and his family did to celebrate in Episode 30 of the Red 7 Movie Cast. He then shares some interesting news that surfaced this week. He talks about a recent rumour that there may be a LucasFilm shake-up at the top including the replacement of Kathleen Kennedy with the current Marvel Studios boss, Kevin Feige.

And to go along with that Star Wars news Hemant discusses the possibility of the long rumoured Kenobi film not being developed for a theatrical release, but for an exclusive release on the upcoming Disney Streaming Service. How cool would that be – as long as it is available in Canada!

And while he’s on the topic of streaming services, he gets into a bit of a rant about how the sheer number of different services is kind of feeling like the old cable TV model of choosing packages and channels to subscribe to.

It’s then time for this week’s reviews which include Sicario: Day of the Soldado from director Stefano Sollima and writer Taylor Sheridan and an independent film that made a splash at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, The Endless.

00:41Introduction
1:14Canada Day Weekend
9:26LucasFilm Shake-up?
15:09Is Kenobi Film a Disney Streaming Service Exclusive?
19:58Streaming Services Overload!
26:51Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
1:01:07The Endless (2017)
1:11:21Preview of Episode 31
1:14:36Wrap-up

Follow Hemant on Twitter at @hjnaidu and on Letterboxd

Please subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or TuneIn.