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

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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

Max:  @mhcovill

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

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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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Max:  @mhcovill

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

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

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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)"
by spinningmerkaba

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

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

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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)"
by spinningmerkaba

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

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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)"
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

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

Closing: "Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square)"
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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. 

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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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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

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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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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

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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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