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John Gilpatrick and Max Covill discuss the latest news in the world of film.
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Oct 16, 2018

John and Max are talking space travel movies for First Man. We cover four of our favorites including: Moon, Sunshine, Hidden Figures, and The Martian.  The trailer of the week is Vice. We've been watching some new releases as John caught up with A Star is Born and Max saw Colette. 

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
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Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
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Oct 1, 2018

John and Max are talking music movies in honor of A Star is Born. We cover four of our favorites including: Once, Almost Famous, School of Rock, and A Hard Day's Night.  The trailer of the week is Creed 2 and Captain Marvel. We've also been watching some movies lately so look for our thoughts on Ocean's 8 and Widows at the end. 

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
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Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

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Sep 17, 2018

Max has returned from TIFF and has plenty of details from the festival. He is joined this week by guest Marshall Shaffer. Both of them attended TIFF and have thoughts on the films that premiered. They also take on the news about Superman and the Most Popular Oscar. Trailer of the week it for The Coen Brothers 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.'

 

Marshall can be found on Twitter @media_marshall

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

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Aug 24, 2018

With Max's TIFF trip on the horizon, he and John are taking a look at the festival's lineup and the fall movie season more generally and talking about their most-anticipated titles. They've also got thoughts on the new trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's Roma, the death(?) of MoviePass, the "Most Popular Film" Oscar, Crazy Rich Asians, and HBO's Succession.

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

Aug 21, 2018

Max is talking to THE RIDER star Brady Jandreau.

THE RIDER is now available on DVD and Digital. Listen here to get information into the production and Brady's experience with acting. 

This is a bonus episode that runs a little shorter than normal.

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
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Aug 9, 2018

John and Max are continuing their summer series of disaster movies. This time they cover some cold movies with Vertical Limit and Day After Tomorrow. There is an update to the Summer Movie Contest, Star Wars News and more. The trailer of the week is Barry Jenkins "If Beale Street Could Talk." Also John and Max both saw Mission: Impossible - Fallout and give their spoiler thoughts on the new movie! 

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

Jul 23, 2018

John and Max are doing a deep dive into the Mission:Impossible franchise. They are joined by guest, Kristen Lopez. She is a Rotten Tomatoes critic and her work has appeared on The Hollywood Reporter, Roger Ebert, TCM, /Film, Film School Rejects and others. 

We start the episode talking about Kristen and her latest works and then go into an informative LA Times article about diversity that Kristen was interviewed for. We then go into the Mission: Impossible movies (everyone except Fallout). We finish with a What We've Been Watching segment. 

You can find Kristen online @journeys_film, the Citizen Dame podcast @citizendamepod, @ticklish_biz, and elsewhere. 

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

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Jul 12, 2018

John and Max are recapping some of their favorite movies of 2018. First, a discussion about the latest with Moviepass and the Criterion Sale. Then, John and Max talk about their top five favorites of the year thus far. Finally, they discuss some of the recent films they've seen like Game Night, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. 

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
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Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
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Jun 27, 2018

John and Max are just shooting the sh*t this time with a free-flowing conversation on movie news, trailers, summer box office, and an assortment of new releases, including Ocean's 8, First Reformed, and The Rider.

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
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Jun 1, 2018

John, Max, and freelance film writer Ella Kemp discuss the highlights of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Ella was on sight and shares her takes on a strong lineup of films that includes Shoplifters, BlacKkKlansman, and Under the Silver Lake. 

John and Max also talk about how to do a Boba Fett origin story right, trailers for Bohemian Rhapsody and The Sisters Brothers, a few new releases (Solo, Deadpool 2), and the 10th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. 

 

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

May 1, 2018

John and Max are talking their annual Summer Movie Contest! 

John is back after missing episode 50. They start by talking about a new announced date for Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favourite. The trailer of the week is for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. John finally comes up with a title for Max to watch for losing the Summer Movie Contest last year and they make their selections. 

Note: We both agreed that Avengers: Infinity War would make the contest uninteresting so it was removed from the contest. Also there might be some sections that our voices overlap. I tried fixing it best I could. Next show will be better (Max). 

Trailer of the week: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

 

What We've Been Watching:

Max: Rampage

John: Isle of Dogs, Blockers

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

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John – Incredibles 2, Jurassic World 2, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Hotel Transylvania 3, Ocean’s Eight
 
Max – Solo: A Star Wars Story, Deadpool 2, Teen Titans Go!, Mission: Impossible Fallout, Disney’s Christopher Robin   Backup: Sicario 2
Apr 20, 2018

Max and Guest Marshall Shaffer are talking about Jason Reitman films. 

They start by talking about the Cannes Film Festival announcements. The trailer of the week is for Disney's Solo: A Star Wars Story. Then Max and Marshall talked about some of the films directed by Jason Reitman in anticipation of his new film Tully. Some of the films discussed include: Thank You For Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult, and those other two he directed. 

Trailer of the week: Solo: A Star Wars Story

What We've Been Watching:

Marshall: Lean on Pete

Max: A Quiet Place, Blockers

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

Max:  @mhcovill

Marshall: @media_marshall 

Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

Apr 11, 2018

John and Max are talking about Nostalgia and Ready Player One. 

They start by talking about the end of the NCAA tournament and then tackle the FilmStuck bracket! The trailer of the week is for A24's First Reformed. Then John and Max talked about some of the films that worked as inspiration for Ready Player One, including Back to the Future, The Shining, and more. Then they finish the episode with reviews of two recent films, Isle of Dogs and The Greatest Showman. 

Trailer of the week: A24's First Reformed

What We've Been Watching:

Max: Isle of Dogs, The Greatest Showman

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

Max:  @mhcovill

Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
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Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

Mar 23, 2018

In honor of Tomb Raider, John and Max discuss video game movies, movies made to feel like videos, the best video games based on movies, and other similar topics. 

They also share some thoughts on the new trailer for Sorry to Bother You, the insanity of a 31-hour Marvel marathon, and March Madness. 

What We've Been Watching:

John: Thor Ragnarok, Justice League

Max: Election, A Wrinkle in Time

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
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Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

Mar 1, 2018

John and Max are talking about the Oscars.

This will hopefully be the last time we talk about the films of 2017, as we predict the Oscar winners for the big show. We also talk about some casting news and share some thoughts on new releases such as Annihilation and Game Night. 

What We've Been Watching:

John: Queen of Katwe

Max: Annihilation, Game Night

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
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Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
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Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

Feb 22, 2018

John and Max are talking about the Winter Olympics!

They start by talking about the crazy flu season and the results of the Superbowl. Then they make their way into the new M:I - Fallout trailer. Then is the topic of the week where they talk about sports films to watch if you've been enjoying the Winter Olympics including Cool Runnings, Eddie the Eagle, James Bond, Mighty Ducks, and Miracle.  

Trailer of the week: Mission Impossible: Fallout

What We've Been Watching:

John: The Cloverfield Paradox 

Max: White Vertigo, Lillehammer '94 16 Days of Glory

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(note: John wanted to call this one 46 46 46, but nah)

 

John: @johnlgilpatrick

Max:  @mhcovill

Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
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Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
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Feb 7, 2018

It's before the Super Bowl, and John and Max discuss how they'll remain friends after the Patriots and the Eagles go head to head for football supremacy. 

Then, they share their thoughts about the 2018 Oscar nominations, including Phantom Thread's surprise Best Picture and Best Director nods and Lady Bird's chances to take home gold. 

What We've Been Watching:

John: Harry Potter series

Max: Paddington 2

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Opening: "House of Woodcock" from the original motion picture score for Phantom Thread

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Jan 16, 2018

John and Max are talking about some of our most anticipated films of 2018. 

They start by talking about Mark Wahlberg and All the Money in the World. The trailer of the week is Tully, but they also talk about a trailer that came out over the holidays. Then they list off some of their anticipated films of 2017 before jumping into the 2018 films. 

What We've Been Watching:

John: The Last Jedi

Max: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, All the Money in the World

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
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Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

Jan 2, 2018

John and Max are closing out 2017 by sharing their respective top 10 lists, including films like Get Out, The Shape of Water, The Post, and more!

Max also shares some thoughts about the new Star Wars film and the online backlash associated with it. They close by discussing their favorite holiday movies. 

Note: This podcast includes *very* mild plot spoilers about some of the films on their year-end lists. 

Dec 12, 2017

John and Max are talking about some of the big movies currently playing in theaters and on Netflix

They start by talking about a big merger between Disney and Fox that might be happening and then talk about how they're eager for The Last Jedi. The trailer of the week is Avengers: Infinity War and then they go into the main topic talking about some of the biggest films of the Fall in Molly's Game, I, Tonya, Mudbound, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.co

Nov 22, 2017

With The Florida Project, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Lady Bird all in theaters, John and Max take some time to discuss the films of A24 and how the studio went from nothing to Best Picture in just four years.

They're also discussing Get Out Golden Globe drama (literally), Criterion news, the trailer for Spielberg's The Post, Murder on the Orient Express, and the 25th anniversary of Malcolm X.

Intro Music: "Love" from the original motion picture score for Under the Skin by Mica Levi.

Nov 2, 2017

John and Max are talking about Criterion Horror movie selections this week. 

They start by talking about Halloween costumes and they talk about the highly anticipated trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread. John has also finally watched Young Frankenstein for the first time! 

Finishing off with a What You've Been Watching Lately: John (Young Frankenstein) Max (Three Billboards, Thor Ragnarok)  

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Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

Oct 12, 2017

In honor of Roger Deakins' remarkable work on Blade Runner 2049, we're discussing his overall filmography, as well as those of other top cinematographers working today, including Emmanuel Lubezki, Hoyte Van Hoytema, and Maryse Alberti.

Max also shares his thoughts on 2049, and both guys discuss the original Blade Runner, in addition to the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer and Creed 2 news.

Sep 22, 2017

Darren Aronofsky's filmography is filled with controversial and confounding movies, but his latest, mother!, might take the cake. 

This week, John and Max dive in to all of them, including a spoiler-filled chat about the most polarizing film of the year.

They're also talking about the new Downsizing trailer, another Star Wars director change, and the life and work of Harry Dean Stanton.

Download the latest episode today, and follow the podcast on Twitter (@itsthepicpod) for more!

PLUS: Check out our latest bonus episode - a recap of Max's trip to the Toronto International Film Festival with reviews of The Shape of Water; Call Me By Your Name; I, Tonya; and more!

Sep 20, 2017

John and Max are wrapping up the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 this week. 

Max talks about all the films he saw at TIFF and what were some of the most talked about and buzziest films of the festival! 

This is a bonus episode that runs a little shorter than normal, but we wanted to share Max's thoughts from the fest. Enjoy. 

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

Max:  @mhcovill

 

Opening: "The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix)"
by spinningmerkaba

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
by spinningmerkaba

Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

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