The Silver Screen Podcast

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On this episode we go back a few years to 2011 and review the Steven Soderbergh film Contagion starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Laurence Fishburne among others. We discuss how relevant the film is today with Coronavirus impacting the globe, and are also joined by a special guest, John Doty from the Biology for Bastards podcast! John helps us breakdown the science that happens in the film and how accurate it is, and also if a virus this deadly and toxic could potentially occur in real life.  Find the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ You can find Biology for Bastards here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/biology-for-bastards/id1473282071 Biology for Bastards Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bioforbastards/ Biology for Bastards Twitter: https://twitter.com/bioforbastards --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
Just in time for Thanksgiving we review Planes, Trains, and Automobiles from 1987 starring Steve Martin and John Candy! We also share our weekly recommends and somehow Titanic comes into to the conversation too.... Find the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
On this episode we wrap up our political movie series with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington from 1939 starring Jimmy Stewart! We also share some weekly recommendations and touch on the death of Alex Trebek and also Al Roker's cancer diagnosis.  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
On this episode we continue our political films series with All The President's Men from 1976 starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman! We discuss the real life Watergate scandal, and also how accurate the movie is to the actual events (spoiler alert: It's pretty close!)  Follow the show on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
We continue our political series on this episode by reviewing Frost/Nixon from 2008 directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella!  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This week as we prepare for the 2020 election, we begin our political movies series with the new Aaron Sorkin film, The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix! We discuss what makes Sorkin great as a screenwriter, go over the prominent cast for this movie including Katie's favorite, Eddie Redmayne, and also talk about our likes and dislikes for the film and throw out some weekly recommends. Also we talk about the big news that the Fast and Furious series is ending after the 11th film.  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This episode has us reviewing a Halloween cult classic, Clue from 1985 starring Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren and more! We discuss this movie's odd release date (December 13th), the three different endings, including which one we liked the best, and also if they were to remake this movie in 2020, who would we cast? We also have some recommendations and talk about Disney Pixar's new movie Soul going straight to Disney+ in December instead of hitting theaters.  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook Instagram  Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
On this episode we review the original Ghostbusters from 1984 starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Harold Ramis! We talk about how the film was a huge box office success, touch on its great script and fantastic cast, and also talk a little about Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which will be releasing next year!  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Also rate and review the show wherever you listen if you don't mind! It really helps us out!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This episode has us starting our series of spooky movies with Halloween from 1978! We also chat with Julia Ricci, Senior Programmer for the Heartland Film Festival, which runs Oct. 8th - 18th. She tells us about some of her favorites at this year's festival, and also about cool ways to participate in the festival virtually, and at drive-in theaters across Indiana!  Heartland Film Festival Info:  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook:  Twitter:  Instagram: --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This episode has us reviewing the new Netflix film The Devil All The Time, starring Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, and Bill Skarsgård! We discuss our likes and dislikes for the film, and also talk in depth about some problems we had with it's story structure and also with character's motivations in the movie. We also offer up some recommendations, talk about some more movie release dates moving on the calendar, and pay tribute to RBG.  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
On this episode we continue our "Movies We've Never Seen" series with the 2001 animated movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away! We discuss our like and dislikes for the film, how this style of movie is so different and unique from American made animated films, and also if we would watch more of these types of movies. We also talk about some changes coming to the Oscars in 2024, and give our weekly recommendations!  Follow the show on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
Kicking off our "Movies We Haven't Seen Series" is Cats from 2019 directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper, it's also the worst movie we reviewed on the show by far. Come along for the magical Jellicle cat journey to the Heaviside Layer as we follow cats such as Old Deuteronomy, Bustopher Jones, Rum Tum Tugger and more. Enough said.  We also pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman and discuss his career and legacy.  Follow the show on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Rate and the review the show wherever you are listening if you don't mind! It really helps us out!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
As we continue our Great Directors series here on the show, we decided to focus on arguably one of the best movies ever made, 1972's the Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola! The movie stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan among others, and we talk about what makes the movie so great, why this (and its sequel) are considered the pinnacle of the mob/mafia movie genre, and discuss some fun facts about the movie and Francis Ford Coppola! Finally, we tell you about the next series we are going to do on the show, and why it involves what some would say is the worst movie of 2019.... Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Be sure to rate and review the show wherever you are listening!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
We continue our directors series on the show by talking about Zero Dark Thirty, which is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler and Jason Clarke! We talk about how Bigelow usually focuses on true life stories, and also touch on a lot of movies being based on recent events in the last 10-15 years. We also talk about what is fact and what is fiction in the film, and share with you two great political documentaries that we watched this week in our recommendations segment!  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This episode has us beginning our "Great Directors" series with none other than Steven Spielberg and his 1993 film, Jurassic Park! We discuss why this movie still holds up more than 25 years later, the great acting and writing, and also the fantastic special effects. We also cover Forbes Top 10 List of Highest Paid Actors for 2020 (see if you can guess who #1 is) and offer up some recommendations!   Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Be sure to rate and review the show wherever you are listening, that really helps us out!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
On this episode we review the 1953 classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell! We share our likes and dislikes for the film and also talk about where this ranks compared to other classic movie musicals. We also discuss what current movie we feel is the most like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. We also have a few recommendations, and talk about what our next series of movies we are reviewing will be!  Follow the show on the social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
On this episode it's another classic as we review North By Northwest released in 1959 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The movies stars Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason and we discuss how Hitchcock movies paved the way for the thriller/mystery genre, if there are any current movies that compare to this one, and also touch on how Hitchcock really wasn't that great of a person, even if he was a fantastic director. In news we discuss Avatar 2 getting delayed again, and in our recommendations segment debate the musical careers of both Taylor Swift and Harry Styles.  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This episode has us reviewing the new movie Palm Springs on Hulu starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, and J.K. Simmons! We discuss how this movie was sold for the highest amount ever at the Sundance Film Festival, how it is similar and different to Groundhog Day with Bill Murray, and how the movie puts a spin on the traditional rom-com genre. We also discuss Tenet getting delayed again, (Note: We recorded this episode before its new release date was revealed, so we will be discussing that on our next episode. Also Mulan was delayed after we recorded this episode as well.) and Katie tells us her favorite NSYNC member!  Follow the show on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This episode has us reviewing another Tom Hanks film (no surprise) as we talk about his new movie Greyhound which is exclusively on Apple TV+! We discuss how this movie was supposed to come out in theaters but was bought by Apple when coronavirus began, if this movie needed to be made, and why so many movies are made about World War II, but not other wars in history. We also talk about our recommendations for what we are watching/reading/listening to right now!  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This episode has us throwing it back to a classic, 1940's The Philadelphia Story, starring Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, and Cary Grant! We discuss the success this movie had at the Oscars, who today's on-screen equivalent would be of the three stars in the film, share our likes and dislikes for the movie, and talk about the fact that the film focuses on divorce, which was a controversial topic back in the 40's.  Follow the show on social media!  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
We continue our series of reviewing movies made by or starring African-Americans by discussing Ava DuVernay's film Selma, which stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. The movie also stars Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi, and Oprah! We discuss the film's cultural impact, the differences between Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X in terms of their leadership of the African-American community, and also the film's historically inaccurate portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson's and King's relationship.  Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This episode sees us reviewing 2011's The Help starring Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, and Bryce Dallas Howard! We discuss the movie's stacked cast, how this film doesn't really discuss the struggles African-Americans went through in the 60's even though it stars African-Americans and the fact that the movie was directed by a white male. We also talk about how our views on this movie have changed since it's release nearly 10 years ago, and in our recommendations segment, Katie talks about a cool initiative/program the YWCA has put together!  Follow the show on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
We dive into Spike Lee's new movie Da 5 Bloods on this episode as we continue our series of focusing on films with African-American directors/actors! We talk about how Spike is never one to shy away from difficult topics, how his movies are always relevant with what is happening in current society, and also where this movie ranks in terms of his career as a whole! We also touch on the Oscars moving later in 2021 and one movie getting a release date, while two other big ones have gotten pushed back again.  Donate to Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This episode's review is Just Mercy, which stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson! The movie is free to watch on various streaming services (Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play etc.) through the end of the month, and also kicks off the next few weeks of us reviewing films either starring or directed by African Americans. We also talk about what we are watching/reading during this time!  Watch Just Mercy for free: https://www.justmercyfilm.com/ Info on the Equal Justice Initiative started by Bryan Stevenson, which is highlighted in the film: https://eji.org/  Donate to Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ Donate to the George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
This episode has us reviewing Uncut Gems starring Adam Sandler which recently hit Netflix! We discuss how this is a very different role for Sandler than what he usually plays, and also somewhat differ on our opinion of the film, which is rare! We also talk about what we have been reading/watching during this time! Donate to Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ Donate to the George Floyd Memorial Fund https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd Follow the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-silver-screen-podcast/message
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The Silver Screen Podcast
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 24th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 24th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
119
Avg. Episode Length
40 minutes
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Order
Episodic
Language
English

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