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Sordid Cinema Podcast #524: ‘War For the Planet of the Apes’ and the Evolution of the Hollywood Blockbuster

Sordid Cinema Podcast #524: ‘War For the Planet of the Apes’ and the Evolution of the Hollywood Blockbuster

July 20, 2017

This week on the Sordid Cinema Podcast, we review War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, directed by Matt Reeves. Some of us believe this is the best summer blockbuster in years, a smart, thoughtful, confrontational war pic. A few of us, however, believe the film is burdened by a problematic screenplay. Joining us to discuss the latest installment in the Planet of the Apes series is former co-host Edgar Chaput of Cut Print Film, who recently wrote an epic retrospective of the franchise which you can find here. Also joining us is our former colleague Bill Mesce, author of The Rules of Screenwriting, an insider’s look at the craft and business of screenwriting that explores some of the popular myths while demonstrating how little relevance these rules have to actual filmmaking. All this and more.

Sordid Cinema Podcast #523: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Spoilers, Easter Eggs, and A Passionate Debate

Sordid Cinema Podcast #523: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Spoilers, Easter Eggs, and A Passionate Debate

July 12, 2017

Coming after three spectacular films directed by Sam Raimi, and two disappointing films directed by Marc Webb, director John Watts (Cop Car) takes a stab at bringing everyone’s favourite Marvel character back to the big screen one more time. The question on everyone’s mind is whether or not this new solo outing is what our friendly neighborhood web-slinger deserves or is just another by-the-numbers superhero film? Joining us this week to discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming is Goomba Stomp’s Xbox Editor, Tim Maison.

 

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