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Feelin' Film

In a time when film criticism is as provocative as ever, Feelin' Film ventures to change the discussion from what we hate about a film to what we love about it. We judge more on emotional experience than technical merit. Every movie makes us feel something.
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Sep 21, 2017

 

Mike Ward from Should I See It joins Aaron to give their spoiler-free impressions about The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Does this newest LEGO-themed feature film live up to the dynamite success of its two previous entries? Listen now to find out what we think and help you make a smart choice with your time and money. 

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Sep 18, 2017

It's week three of our book-to-movie series here in September and in this episode we are discussing the 2012 David O. Russell adaptation of Matthew Quick's hit novel. Silver Linings Playbook offers us a peak into lives we don't often see on a Hollywood screen, and particularly not in a way that results in romance. We have a great time discussing how these relationships make us feel and what we might learn from them.

What We've Been Up To - 0:02:15

(Aaron - mother!)

Silver Linings Playbook Review - 0:11:58

The Connecting Point - 1:01:38

 

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Sep 11, 2017

IT just so happens that a particular box office smash of a horror film is opening during our book-to-movie month and IT fits our theme perfectly. So here we are, after having forced Patrick to watch movie in his least favorite genre, discussing the new 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's classic scary clown novel. We try to do IT justice as we talk about ITs scares, ITs character depth, and ITs themes. We hope you enjoy... IT.

 

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Sep 11, 2017

It's week two of class in our book-to-movie month, and this episode we are discussing a film we both have an extreme affection for. Stephen Chbosky’s incredible story, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is so much more than just another teenage coming-of-age tale. We get deep, raw, and emotional as we talk about the movie and how we relate to its characters. It's a special conversation and one we'd love for you to be a part of it by sharing your Connecting Point in our Facebook group after you listen.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Review - 0:04:12

The Connecting Point - 0:58:34

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Sep 4, 2017

We kick off book-to-movie month with arguably the best summer blockbuster ever made. Jurassic Park is one of those special films that evokes such a sense of awe and wonder that it captures the imaginations of adults and children alike. We talk through some of the present themes and reminisce about our own experiences with this Steven Spielberg masterpiece. 

What We've Been Up To - 0:04:47

Jurassic Park Review - 0:20:32

The Connecting Point - 1:14:11

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Aug 30, 2017

We celebrate the kick-off of football season by discussing Rudy, our August Donor Pick. This film provided us with a great opportunity to debate whether made-up content in a biopic can affect our level of inspiration. We also spend plenty of time gushing about all of the reasons Rudy is one of our favorite football movies. 

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Aug 29, 2017

This is a re-release of an episode that was recorded for the now defunct podcast Feelin' Film Plus. We had a conversation about the first season of the anime Tokyo Ghoul and wanted it to be available for you. The show presents a world in which humans must co-exist with a race of human-like creatures who require flesh for sustenance. As you can imagine there are plenty of ethical questions to discuss and we do our best to consider them justly.
 

 

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Aug 28, 2017

In this episode, we examine a film considered to be a classic but which also has a huge amount of relevance in today’s cultural landscape. Our conversation about the 1957 directorial debut of Sidney Lumet is one we've been excited about for quite a while. It is a film that truly does make us feel many different emotions, and connecting with this one was not a problem. We hope you enjoy and would love to hear your thoughts on why 12 Angry Men is special to you. 
 

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:31

12 Angry Men Review - 0:16:45

The Connecting Point - 1:09:30

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Aug 21, 2017

This week we're joined by returning special guest Andrew Dyce of Screenrant.com to talk about mutants, mariners, drifters, smokers, and more. If you're wondering how we came to be discussing a film as maligned as Waterworld it's because Andrew wanted to… that’s how! So hop on this sailboat with us as we set out to sea and explore this unique sci-fi piece of film history.
 

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:40

Waterworld Review - 0:20:07

The Connecting Point - 1:17:02


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Aug 13, 2017

We welcome back the boys from Retro Rewind Podcast this week to have a conversation about a movie that we all have great affection for. TRON: Legacy is undeniably one of the most visually incredible films ever made and has a score by Daft Punk that is universally loved. But is that all, or is there more to this unique story of AI and a humanized digital landscape? Join us as we talk about how this film made us feel and more.
 

TRON: Legacy Review - 0:02:43

The Connecting Point - 1:16:04

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Aug 9, 2017

(SPOILER FREE) Aaron and Ryan walk out of the theater and go straight into a conversation about their thoughts on Annabelle: Creation. This newest film in the growing Conjuring film universe is full of scares, but does it correct Annabelle's failures and succeed as a prequel? Listen to find out what both a fan of the film series and a non-horror fan think!

 

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Aug 7, 2017

This week we are talking about one of our biggest theater regrets of 2016. This beautiful stop-motion animated picture is magical, fantastical, and has a great story centered around a special family. As much as any movie we've discussed recently, Kubo and the Two Strings brings out the feelings and makes for great conversation. 

 

Kubo and the Two Strings Review - 0:06:51

The Connecting Point - 0:55:50

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Aug 1, 2017

(SPOILER-FREE FIRST 17 MINUTES) Don Shanahan (Every Movie Has a Lesson) and Emmanuel Noisette (E-man's Movie Reviews) join Aaron to discuss Kathryn Bigelow's intense new film about the 1967 Detroit riots and Algiers Motel incident.  

Full Spoiler Review: 0:17:09

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Aug 1, 2017

July's Donor Pick Episode is here and FF contributor Steve Clifton joins us to talk about a movie he loves. This quirky romantic time travel film offers us a chance to talk about how nostalgia affects our lives and much more. Our listeners picked a good one and we have a great conversation about it.

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Jul 31, 2017

This week we are absent one dad and joined by two others as Don Shanahan and Jeremy Calcara join Patrick for a lively discussion about the 1983 classic Mr. Mom. In this episode we talk about how our parents and upbringing informed our own parenting styles, what makes this film worth revisiting, and possibly drop a few dad jokes here and there.

What We've Been Up To - 0:02:45

(Patrick - Superman: American Alien)
(Don - Menashe and Detroit)
(Jeremy - The Big Sick)

Mr. Mom Review - 0:48:55

The Connecting Point - 1:18:30

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Jul 28, 2017

 

June's Donor Pick episode is finally here, just in time for August. Our patrons had to choose between five different 90's horror movies and somehow this Robert Rodriguez sci-fi joint came out on top. We had a surprisingly good time revisiting the film and that results in a very fun conversation. 

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Jul 26, 2017

(SPOILER FREE) Aaron and Ryan share their thoughts on the neon 80's Cold War action spy film starring Charlize Theron. Is this truly just a female version of John Wick or something more? We answer that question and give you the details you need to decide whether seeing Atomic Blonde is for you, all spoiler free.

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Jul 23, 2017

War film? Rescue film? Horror film? Or all three? We tackle Christopher Nolan's latest movie and discuss whether the film's unique narrative structure and immersive sound were positives or negatives. We also try to answer what we think a Christopher Nolan movie is, which is no easy task. Nolan may be our favorite director but Dunkirk was an experience we had to linger on. We hope you enjoy as we talk our way through how the movie made us feel.

What We've Been Up To - 0:02:32

(Aaron -  Oats Studios)
(Patrick - 48-Hour Film Project Screenings)

Dunkirk Review - 0:19:14

The Connecting Point - 1:07:31

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Jul 21, 2017

(SPOILER FREE) Visionary director Luc Besson returns to the big screen with a stunningly beautiful sci-fi epic. There are some thing to really like about this film, and other things not so much. Aaron is joined by guest hosts Emmanuel and Blaine to hit the highlights and low points so that you'll be able to make an informed decision about whether seeing Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is for you. 

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Jul 17, 2017

DAWN has come and we RISE to the occasion of discussing one of 2017's best films. War For the Planet of the Apes completes one of the greatest trilogies of the 21st century. It's not just a story of humanity's struggle to survive, but a character drama that harkens back to the Biblical and historical epics of old. We dig deep into this completion of Caesar's tale and hope you'll join us for a great conversation. 

What We've Been Up To - 001:30

(Aaron -  Greater)
(Patrick - Brainstorm)

War For the Planet of the Apes Review - 0:16:16

The Connecting Point - 1:16:37

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Jul 10, 2017

This week we're excited to be talking about our friendly neighborhood web-slinger and his triumphant return to Marvel storytelling control. Spider-Man: Homecoming is fun, fun, fun. We discuss new tech, getting the high school setting right, and who our favorite Spider-Man of the past 20 years is.

What We've Been Up To - 001:15

(Aaron -  Board Games/Pandemic Legacy: Season 1)
(Patrick - The 48-Hour Film Project)

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review - 0:23:59

The Connecting Point - 1:12:47

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Jul 5, 2017

(SPOILER FREE) We do our best to tell you what A Ghost Story is, and isn't, so that you can decide if it's worth your time. It will either frustrate you or leave you haunted. Listen now to find out which you'll be. 

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Jul 2, 2017

Join us this week for a unique and special recording of the Feelin' Film Podcast as we record live side-by-side for the first time ever. Not only that, but we also have an awesome guest with us, Chad Hopkins the host of The Cinescope Podcast, to help us talk though Edgar Wright's musical mayhem of a film, Baby Driver. This episode is recorded directly after we leave the theater so it's unlike any you've heard from us before. We hope you enjoy as we geek out over fast cars, rockin' tunes, and style style style. 

What We've Been Up To - 0:04:11

(Aaron -  Cruise)
(Patrick - Indie games)
(Chad - Batman v Superman, Breaking Bad)

Baby Driver Review - 0:14:32

The Connecting Point - 0:55:14
 

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Jun 28, 2017

(SPOILER FREE) Aaron & Don give their thoughts on this wickedly entertaining remake from Sofia Coppola. We try to inform you so you can decide whether this seductively complex, yet simple, film is one for you. 

 

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Jun 25, 2017

It's Transformers week, so we're covering an even better giant robot movie. Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim is a love letter to the sandbox dreams of little kids everywhere, a passion project on a giant scale. But there is so much more to this film than just epic Jaeger vs. Kaiju battles. There's heart, hope, and a heap of Idris Elba, which makes everything better. Tune in for a discussion as fun as the film itself.

What We've Been Up To - 0:02:13

(Aaron & Patrick - Friday Night Lights)

Pacific Rim Review - 0:14:37

The Connecting Point - 1:08:01
 

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