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John Gilpatrick and Max Covill discuss the latest news in the world of film.
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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

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Sep 3, 2017

Max and Chris are talking about the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 this week. 

That's right. This week John was not able to make it, but we have a guest! Chris Evangelista from Cut Print Film joined us for this episode. His work has appeared at /Film, Mashable, The Film Stage and more. 

They start by talking about the other film festivals currently going on including Venice and Telluride. They also discuss that Martin Scorsese's latest film, The Irishman, has begun production. 

The trailer of the week is Lynn Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here. The film won the Best Actor award for Joaquin Phoenix during the Cannes Film Festival. 

Then the main feature is talking about the films of the TIFF Chris and I are eager to see. 

Finishing off with a What You've Been Watching Lately: Chris - IT, Max - Good Time 

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Max:  @mhcovill

Chris: @cevangelista413

 

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 26, 2017

It's the calm before the storm for cinephiles, but John and Max found a lot to talk about on the news front between Criterion announcements, release date shuffling, and the recent Movie Pass price change. 

For their trailer of the week, they split on expectations for George Clooney's Suburbicon, and they've got a super-sized review section with thoughts on Detroit, Logan Lucky, HBO's The Leftovers, and more. 

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

Aug 8, 2017

2nd Annual Disaster movie podcast! 

John and Max are talking about disaster movies this week! This is their second annual attempt at watching some really bad disaster movies and well they are still horrible! This year they are tackling TwisterVolcano, and Dante's Peak

They start by talking about the end of the Summer Box Office Contest. Then they follow it up with the trailer of the week with Call Me By Your Name. Then they start talking about the topic of the week. Aunt Ruth would approve. 

Finishing off with a What You've Been Watching Lately: Max (Atomic Blonde) John (Beatriz at Dinner)

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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

Jul 24, 2017

This week, John and Max are discussing memory loss, wormholes, spinning tops, and magic tricks by diving into the filmography of Christopher Nolan. In honor of his latest, Dunkirk, we run down the popular director's highs and lows. Is he overrated? Or has the backlash gone too far? 

They're also discussing all the news out of Disney's D23 convention, including a first look at Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time. The trailer for Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water went online right before the show, so they also talked expectations for this December (not October) release, and they close with thoughts on Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes, and the 20th anniversary of The Fifth Element. 

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

Max: @mhcovill 

Music: "528491" by Hans Zimmer from the original score for Inception

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Jul 6, 2017

John and Max are talking about the many films of Edgar Wright, Wright's new film Baby Driver has just taken the box office by surprise and we have our thoughts on that and his other films as well. 

They start by talking about the news of a rumored Bon cinematic universe and MTV News pivot to video. Then they follow it up with the trail or the week with The Greatest Showman. An update of the box office contest and then they are on to the topic of the week. 

Finishing off with a What You've Been Watching Lately: John (Big Little Lies) Max (It Comes At Night, Beguiled, Okja, Big Sick)

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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

Jun 20, 2017

John and Max are talking with film critic Evan Crean this week about his book Your 80's Guide to Better Living. We discuss some of the breakout titles of the 80s and hear Evan's thoughts on many of them. 

They start by talking about the news of NYT Top 25 Films of the 21st Century List. Trailer of the week is Marvel's Black Panther and Brigsby Bear. Then they go in depth into the 80s with Top Gun, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones.

Finishing off with a What You've Been Watching Lately: Wonder Woman

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

Max:  @mhcovill

Guest Evan Crean: @reelrecon

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Movie-Guide-Better-Living-ebook/dp/B01L60T3AU

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

Jun 1, 2017

This week, John and Max run down this year's Cannes awards ceremony and other highlights, including The Beguiled, The Square, and Twin Peaks, from the 70th anniversary of the prestigious festival.

They also discuss the passing of Sir Roger Moore, madness at the Alamo Drafthouse, and the trailer for Steven Soderbergh's first post-retirement film, Logan Lucky.

What We've Been Watching: Max (Baywatch), John (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)


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John: @johnlgilpatrick

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Opening: "Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon
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May 15, 2017

Max and John talking about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and the MCU this week. Things get started with a discussion of the current peak TV season and then quickly go into the trailers of the week with Blade Runner 2049 and Thor: Ragnarok 

They also discuss what they've been watching, whether or not Baby Groot is Bad, and who exactly the villains are of the MCU. 

What We've Been Watching: Max (Key Largo), John (Manchurian Candidate)

 

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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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May 5, 2017

For the second summer in a row, Max and John are competing against each other in a box office competition to find out who knows blockbusters best. John has a Disney-heavy slate, while Max takes a few chances on auteurs. The winner will get to choose a film for the loser to review on the show ... assuming he gets around to watching it.

They also discuss the passing of director Jonathan Demme, new additions to Cannes, David Fincher's World War Z 2, and the new trailer for the Kingsmen sequel. 

What We've Been Watching: Max (Singin' in the Rain, Postcards from the Edge, 24x36, Columbus, The Lost City of Z), John (Beauty and the Beast 2017)

 

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John: @johnlgilpatrick

Max: @mhcovill

 

Opening: "Philadelphia" by Neil Young

 

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Apr 13, 2017

 

John and Max are talking about the Cannes Film Festival lineup for 2017! It is the festival's 70th anniversary and they have a great lineup. We start the show talking about some movie news including Star Wars Celebration and some upcoming films. We follow it up with our trailer of the week Detroit. Then we go deep into the films of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. 

What We've Been Watching: John (Fast and Furious Series / Survivor), Max (Goodbye Mr. Chips '39) 

Fandor Article: https://www.fandor.com/keyframe/cannes-2017-lineup

THR Interview: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/survivor-zeke-smith-outed-as-transgender-guest-column-991514

 

 

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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

 

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Apr 4, 2017

John and Max are talking about Ghost in the Shell Live-Action and Anime this week. 

They start by talking about the news of Jordan Peele being attached to direct Akira and Joss Whedon to direct Batgirl. Trailer of the week is A24's A Ghost Story. Then they go in depth into Ghost in the Shell

Finishing off with a What You've Been Watching Lately: Blade Runner (Max)

Download the episode today and tweet at John and Max (@itsthepicpod).

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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

Mar 22, 2017

John and Max are talking about March Madness and Basketball movies this week. 

They start by talking about the recent Criterion Collection announcements for June. Trailer of the week is from SXSW with Baby Driver. Then they go in depth into Basketball Movies and which ones they like the best. Finally they talk about the recent films Kong Skull Island and Logan. 

Finishing off with a What You've Been Watching Lately: Kong Skull Island (Max), Logan (John)

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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

Mar 4, 2017

John and Max are talking about the crazy Oscars ceremony this week. 

They start by talking about the passing of Bill Paxton and then continue into their trailer of the week with Kong: Skull Island. Then they go in depth into the Oscar fiasco and what they liked and disliked about the show. Finally they talk about the recent films Get Out and The Great Wall. 

Finishing off with a What You've Been Watching Lately: Get Out (Max), The Great Wall (John)

Download the episode today and tweet at John and Max (@itsthepicpod)

John: @johnlgilpatrick

Max:  @mhcovill

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

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

Feb 17, 2017

John and Max are talking about some of their favorite Valentine's Day movies this week. 

They start by talking about their recent trips, give some updates about some upcoming movies and continue with the trailer(s) of the week: The Beguiled and It Comes At Night. Then they move to talk about two of their favorite romance films: The Princess Bride and When Harry Met Sally. 

Finishing off with a What You've Been Watching Lately: John Wick 2 & Lego Batman (Max), Joy & Interstellar (John)

Download the episode today and tweet at John and Max (@itsthepicpod)

John: @johnlgilpatrick

Max:  @mhcovill

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

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

Jan 23, 2017

John and Max are welcoming 2017 with their selections of most anticipated films of the year!

They start by making a boom/bust pick for the Academy Award nominations, continue with the trailer of the week: Logan. Then they move to reminisce on their 2016 most anticipated films. Then they announce the movies they are most looking forward to in 2017! 

Finishing off with a What You've Been Watching Lately: Blood Simple (Max), Gangs of New York (John)

Download the episode today and tweet at John and Max (@itsthepicpod)

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

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

Jan 14, 2017

John and Max are saying goodbye (and f*ck you) to 2016 in the latest episode of It's the Pictures!

They start by remembering the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds before moving on to their respective top ten films of 2016, which includes discussion of movies like Jackie, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, and Arrival, among many others.

Download the episode today and tweet at John and Max (@itsthepicpod) to let them know your thoughts on their respective lists!

Opening Song: "Another Day of Sun" from the original soundtrack for La La Land
Closing Song: "City of Stars (Humming)" featuring Emma Stone from the original soundtrack for La La Land

Dec 20, 2016

Max and Shannon Covill share their Christmas season favorites. John couldn't make it for this episode because he forgot his gear, but we had a grand old time without him anyways. Also up for discussion is the Foreign Oscars selections, BOFCA selections, and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk trailer. 

Christmas Movies:

  • Muppets Christmas Carol
  • The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  • Elf
  • It's A Wonderful Life

They also discuss Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with full spoilers. 

SHOW NOTES
Intro Music: "Welcome Christmas" from the original soundtrack for The Grinch Who Stole Christmas 

Outro Music: "Thankful Heart" sung by Michael Caine from The Muppets Christmas Carol original soundtrack 

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Dec 15, 2016

John and Max take their first dive into the 2016 Oscars season. Many of the favorites in multiple categories are discussed. Also up for discussion is some of the best trailers of the year and Tony award winning musicals. 

They also discuss Paterson and The Red Turtle as films they've been watching lately. 

SHOW NOTES
Intro Music: "Montage" by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell from the original soundtrack for Swiss Army Man

Outro Music: "My Tamako My Sookee" by Jo Yeong-wook from The Handmaiden original soundtrack 

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Nov 30, 2016

For most, 2016 was a rough year. We lost a number of influential and beloved celebrities, and the less said about the American presidential election the better.

John and Max both agree that it won't go down as an all-time great year for movies, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to celebrate. In honor of Thanksgiving, they're recognizing some of the trends, performances, and unsung films that helped make 2016 special. 

They also discuss The Edge of Seventeen, Sausage Party, and the final trailer for Jackie. 

SHOW NOTES
Intro Music: "The Dickhead Song" by Miles Betterman from the original soundtrack for The Edge of Seventeen

Outro Music: "The Great Beyond" by the Sausage Party cast from the original soundtrack for Sausage Party

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Nov 17, 2016

In their latest episode, John and Max share some of their favorite noir films, both new and old, in honor of Noirvember. These include films from the classic period and films of the modern age known as Neo Noir. They also remember the late Leonard Cohen and discuss Robert Redford's possible retirement from acting. 

They also discuss Arrival, Denial, and the trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

SHOW NOTES
Intro Music: "The Thrid Man" by Anton Karas from the original score for The Third Man

Outro Music: "The Stranger Song" by Leonard Cohen from the original score for McCabe and Mrs. Miller 

#noirvember

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Oct 27, 2016

In their latest episode, John and Max share some of their favorite horror films, both new and old, in honor of Halloween. 

They also discuss The Girl on the Train, Blue Velvet, and the trailer for John Wick 2

SHOW NOTES
Intro Music: "Halloween Theme" by John Carpenter from the original score for Halloween 

Outro Music: "Title" by Disasterpiece from the original score for It Follows

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Oct 17, 2016

John and Max are following up their chat with Charlie Nash on female directors with reviews of four new releases, all of which were headed up by women.

The films are Ava DuVernay's 13th, Andrea Arnold's American Honey, Mira Nair's Queen of Katwe, and Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann. Max saw the last film at the New York Film Festival, and he shares a few quick thoughts on his experiences there.

SHOW NOTES
Intro Music: "Human" by Rag'n'Bone Man 

Outro Music: "Kiwani" by Bobi Wine from the original soundtrack for Queen of Katwe

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