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 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 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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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

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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 28: Tomb Raider and Lots of Star Wars News

This weekend Hemant was off to the resort village of Waskesiu in the Prince Albert National Park for an annual golf trip he partakes in with 15 of his friends. In Episode 28 of the Red 7 Movie Cast he talks a bit about this 17 year old tradition that’s still going strong.

He then briefly talks about taking his 7 year old son to see Avengers: Infinity War, which surprisingly resulted in a bunch of dancing.

It’s then onto various bits of Star Wars news including recent revelations regarding the plans George Lucas had for episodes 7 thru 9 in the event that he didn’t sell LucasFilm to Disney. While many thought his idea was garbage, Hemant actually found himself quite fascinated with it.

He also talks about a crazy piece of Star Wars canon that was just revealed in a new comic book Star Wars Annual #4, before dropping his thoughts on the Force and how he feels people misinterpreted, or saw a message in The Last Jedi that wasn’t really there.

He then wraps up the episode with a review of the new Tomb Raider film starring Alicia Vikander that was just released on Bluray.

00:41Introduction
1:17Golf in Northern Canada
7:32Re-visiting Avengers: Infinity War
12:48George Lucas and the Journal of the Whills
17:53Star Wars Annual #4 and a Podrace
18:28Star Wars Annual #4 – SPOILER Start
21:40Star Wars Annual #4 – SPOILER End
21:52The Last Jedi – Is the Force Actually for Everyone?
25:12Tomb Raider (2018)
47:55Preview of Episode 29
50:05Wrap-up

The Journal of the Whills – George Lucas’ Vision for Episode 7 – 9

New Podracing Canon Explored in Star Wars Annual #4

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Episode 27: 12 Strong

In Episode 27 of the Red 7 Movie Cast Hemant shares his thoughts on the war film, 12 Strong starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon and directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. This film follows the first team of U.S. troops to enter Afghanistan following the events of 9/11.

He didn’t watch much for TV this week, but he has started revisiting the 70’s/80’s classic Three’s Company. He also mentions a few TV series that he came across while channel surfing (on cable), including Last Man Standing and Man with a Plan.

He also gets a bit excited about a series that he hopes to get to soon on YouTube Premium called Impulse. What’s interesting about Impulse is that it is a story set in the universe set up in the 2008 Doug Liman film, Jumper starring Hayden Christensen, from Star Wars Prequel fame.

And speaking of Star Wars, Hemant talks about a book he forgot he was reading, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. It’s a series of short stories set during A New Hope. He’s picked up where he left off and is looking forward to working through the last half of the book.

00:41Introduction
2:24Impulse
7:02Revisiting Three’s Company
9:59Man with a Plan
12:32Last Man Standing
15:48Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View (novel)
19:3912 Strong (2018)
37:10Preview of Episode 28
38:26Wrap-up

Impulse – a YouTube Premium Series

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