Thief's Monthly Movie Loot

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In Episode 34, I focus on five great films as my main loot: Ran, Dogtooth, Nomadland, Fantastic Planet, and The Whisperers. Aside from that, I still dive briefly into a bunch of other films I saw: from the streets of San Francisco to rural Ohio, from Latin America to the imaginary Kumaandra, from the birth of the Internet to behind the Internet. Check it out!Music: Tino Mendes & Yellow Paper - The HeistNomadland clip (c) Walt Disney Pictures
In our fifth episode of the year, we dive into the Disney world with fellow podcasters Nicole and Caroline, hosts of the Defining Disney Podcast. We talk everything from Snow White to Frozen and everything in between, from the Disney corporate culture to their personal connections with Disney, and how their podcast came to be. Also, check our scoop on the recently released Raya and the Last Dragon! Plus, we all share our individual Top 5 Disney animated films, and I even get a chance to sing a couple of tunes. Enjoy!00:00:00 - 00:01:00 -- Intro00:01:00 - 00:29:50 -- Meet Nicole & Caroline and the Defining Disney Podcast!00:29:50 - 00:42:30 -- Our Take on Raya and the Last Dragon00:42:30 - 00:51:18 -- The Disney Formula00:51:18 - 01:15:25 -- Our Disney Loot (Top 5)01:15:25 - 01:20:00 -- Film Twitter's Disney Loot01:20:00 - 01:25:06 -- Closing01:25:06 - 01:27:51 -- OutroFollow Defining Disney PodcastWebsite: definingdisneypodcast.comFacebook: Defining DisneyTwitter: @definingdisneyInstagram: @definingdisneypodcastMusic: Tino Mendes & Yellow Paper - The HeistThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh clip (c) Disney
In this regular episode, I dive into the best five films I saw in February: The Passion of Joan of Arc, Antwone Fisher, Images,  Life of Brian, and Don't Torture a Duckling. I also give some quick thoughts on the other films I saw during the month. Check it out!Music: Tino Mendes & Yellow Paper - The HeistAntwone Fisher clip (c) 20th Century Fox
In our fourth special episode, we go romantic as I analyze a scene from my favorite romcom of all time, When Harry Met Sally, specifically the scene when Harry, well, meets Sally. So grab a box of chocolates or tissues, whatever suits you better, and listen to my thoughts, analysis, and trivia about it.All movie clips (c) Columbia PicturesOpening song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" (c) Ella Fitzgerald and Louie ArmstrongClosing song "Auld Lang Syne" (c) Robert Burns
In our third episode of the year, we laugh and we cry (of laughter!) with guest Steve Mazan, a stand-up comedian, author, and Emmy-Award-winning writer who, among all those things, also hosts a film podcast, The Mazan Movie Club. Listen and find out about his career and his incredible journey. Enjoy!00:00:00 - 00:01:09 -- Intro00:01:09 - 00:32:40 -- Meet Steve Mazan!00:32:40 - 00:37:32 -- What's the Punchline?00:37:32 - 00:52:00 -- Our Comedy Loot (Top 5)00:52:00 - 00:54:56 -- Film Twitter's Comedy Loot00:54:56 - 00:58:43 -- Closing00:58:43 - 01:01:03 -- OutroFollow Steve MazanWebsite: stevemazan.comFacebook: Steve MazanTwitter: @Steve_MazanInstagram: @stevemazanSteve's Podcast: The Mazan Movie ClubMusic: Tino Mendes & Yellow Paper - The HeistThe Big Lebowski clip (c) Universal Pictures
In this regular episode, I fly solo through the films I saw in January. From the streets of South London to deep space, from World War 2 in Japan to the Revolution in Cuba, from China to Sweden... that's some of the ground we cover in this episode focused on debut films and war films. Check it out!Music: Tino Mendes & Yellow Paper - The HeistCitizen Kane clip (c) RKO Pictures 
First things first, this is our first episode of the year 2021, and our first episode with a new format, featuring guests discussing certain film topics. It's the first time I talk "face-to-face" with my longtime friend Lennert Roobaert, and he joins me in talking about first films and directorial debuts. It's also our first episode with our new intro! So if this is your first time listening, hope it isn't the last. Enjoy!00:00:00 - 00:01:04 -- Intro00:01:04 - 00:09:50 -- Meet Lennert!00:09:50 - 00:20:00 -- First Films and Debuts00:20:00 - 00:29:00 -- Is it a Debut?00:29:00 - 01:00:50 -- Our Debut Loot (Top 5)01:00:50 - 01:06:00 -- Film Twitter's Debut Loot01:06:00 - 01:07:25 -- Closing01:07:25 - 01:08:48 -- OutroFollow Lennert RoobaertTwitter: @MonsieurMarloweLennert and Jake's Podcast: Talking PicturesMusic: Tino Mendes & Yellow Paper - The Heist12 Angry Men clip (c) United Artists
Happy Holidays! Join us in our last episode of 2020, as we talk about the last loot of films I saw in December; from alien invasions in Dubai to wartime ghosts in Vietnam, from the borders of the Old West to voodoo castles in Haiti, from sexcapades in New York to post-warJapan. Also, check out my Top 10 loot of first-time watches of 2020. Enjoy and Happy 2021!Music: Nat King Cole - Caroling CarolingWhen Harry Met Sally clip (c) Columbia Pictures
They say it isn't Christmas until you've seen Hans Gruber fall off Nakatomi Plaza, so if you already saw him fall, then join us for this special episode where I break down a specific scene from the best Christmas film and the best action film, Die Hard. Although I will focus on one scene, Hans Gruber meeting with Takagi, I'll also ramble on about why I consider Die Hard a Christmas film. So c'mon in, sit down, and listen to my thoughts, analysis, and trivia about it.All movie clips (c) 20th Century FoxMusic: Let It Snow - Vaughn Monroe
We welcome the holidays with our first loot of December. Lots of new and unexpected surprises and some old favorites as well... Christmas bells are ringing! So grab your stocking and some hot cocoa, and sit with us for Episode 27 of Thief's Monthly Movie Loot.Music: Nat King Cole - Caroling CarolingIt's a Wonderful Life clip (c) RKO Radio Pictures
In Episode 26 of Thief's Monthly Movie Loot we cover it all. From the intentional crap of ThanksKilling to the unintentional crap of Battlefield Earth; from the great practical effects of The Masque of the Red Death to the impressive animation of A Christmas Carol; from Puerto Rico's Maruja to Palestine's Wajib. Check it out!Music: Joseph McDade - SundownHome Alone clip (c) 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Studios
In Episode 25 of Thief's Monthly Movie Loot I share my thoughts on films like Terminator: Dark Fate and Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead. I also dive into some obscure or little known sci-fi and horror films, as well as one Pixar film with the kids. Finally, I talk about 2019's Luce, which was recommended by Jen Johans @FilmIntuition. Check it out!Music: Joseph McDade - SundownPulp Fiction clip (c) Miramax Films
We close out the Halloween month with our final films for October! Everything from serial killers to murderers to baseball! Plus we also set the stage for November's challenge, and remember Sir Sean Connery. Listen, follow, and shareTerminator 2 clip (c) TriStar Pictures3w76golIz2Lyg4s34w2L
My second special episode is a Halloween treat, as I break down a specific scene from my favorite horror film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. I talk about several things about the film, but focus on Leatherface's first two kills. Listen to my thoughts, analysis, and trivia about it.All movie clips (c) Kim Henkel & Legendary Pictures
October is upon us, so it's time for Thief's Monthly Movie Loot, HALLOWEEN EDITION! So in this episode, watch out for horrible creatures of all kinds. From demons and ghosts, to zombies and teenagers! Check it out, IF YOU DARE! *evil laughter*Scream clip (c) Dimension Films
In Episode 22 of Thief's Monthly Movie Loot we talk about the movie loot I gathered for the second half of September. Six (6) feature films and one short film, from Mexico to France, from docu-dramas to melo-dramas, from sci-fi to lo-fi... it's all in here. Check it out!Music: US Army Blues - Buga Blue (courtesy of Pixabay)Big Daddy clip (c) Sony Pictures
What does a young swineherd, a wooden puppet, a superhero, and a Founding Father have in common? Obvious, isn't it? They're all owned by Disney! That, and the fact that they were in some of the films I saw during the first weeks of September. Check out Episode 21 to hear my thoughts on them, as well as some thoughts on the new Oscar elegibility standards. Enjoy!Music: US Army Blues - Buga Blue (courtesy of Pixabay)Lost in Translation clip (c) American Zoetrope/Focus Features
It's Episode 20 on 2020! and we continue with another Special Birthday Episode where I talk about your film recommendations, or "gifts". Once again, you delivered. From rewatches of old favorites like Hard Eight and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, to ones I had never heard of like Sennentuntschi and The Ballad of Lefty Brown. Check out my thoughts on all of them, as well as some thoughts from those that recommended them. Thanks!Music: Joseph McDade - ElevationThe Silence of the Lambs clip (c) Orion Pictures
In this special episode, the "loot" becomes a specific scene in a specific film that I love. I start with the scene where John Doe surrenders in David Fincher's Seven. Listen to my thoughts, analysis, and trivia about it.All movie clips (c) New Line CinemaOpening song "Closer" (c) Nine Inch NailsClosing song "Heart's Filthy Lesson" (c) David Bowie & Nine Inch Nails
Special Birthday Episode! My Birthday was a couple of weeks ago, so I asked you for film recommendations as "gifts" and you delivered with some fun and quality films. From ones I knew of and was looking forward to, like The Straight Story and Barking Dogs Never Bite, to the ones I had never heard of like Fat City and Odd Thomas. Check out my thoughts on all of them, as well as some thoughts from those that recommended them. Thanks!Music: Joseph McDade - ElevationBlade Runner clip (c) Warner Bros.
I continue my test run of Disney+ with toys, genies, and bears, but also talk about grown up films. From video games to drug hazes, from Argentina to France, from Norway to the White House. That's some of what we get into in Episode 18 of Thief's Monthly Movie Loot. Check it out!Music: Kabbalistic Village - Island Chill OutAladdin clip (c) Disney
Welcome to Episode 17 of Thief's Monthly Movie Loot. This episode features a good mixture of mature films along with several films for the kids. From westerns and gory horror to lost fishes and feuding toys. We finally took Disney+ for a spin so we decided to take advantage of that and show our kids some of the classics. Check it out!Music: Kabbalistic Village - Island Chill OutBack to the Future clip (c) Universal Pictures
Episode 16 is out and full of surprises. Lots of films I didn't know about or expected to be bad, but ended up being quite good instead. From a Chinese drama about an aging mobster to a Korean drama about Buddhist monks, from the Philippines to the US, from an aspiring, black, lesbian filmmaker to a perspirating white hearthrob... it's all here. Check it out and let me know your thoughts!Music: Kabbalistic Village - Los AngelesStar Wars clip (c) Lucasfilm
Another episode in the bag. This time our movie loot includes Nazi zombies, Comet zombies, vigilante moms, space criminals, and Marilyn Monroe. So chill and listen, let me know what you think or if you have any rec for the end of the month. Thanks!Music: Kabbalistic Village - Los AngelesHigh Life clip (c) A24Zombieland clip (c) Sony Pictures
Finally, Episode 14 is out. We have everything from weird African stones and dead seagulls to Satanic cults and funny hitmen. Just sit back, relax, and listen to my thoughts on 6 more films as I continue my monthly movie challenge. Enjoy!Music: Kabbalistic Village - Los AngelesAnt-Man clip (c) Marvel Studios
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Feb 2nd, 2020
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Apr 1st, 2021
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