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

Max:  @mhcovill

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)"
by spinningmerkaba

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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

Max:  @mhcovill

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

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

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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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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)

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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)

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

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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

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

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