Red Dragon (2002)

April 3, 2017

Join Corbin and Allen for their final installement in the Hannibal Lecter Retrospective Series. Red Dragon was the first novel Thomas Harris published, but the film was adapted as Manhunter. This remake of Manhunter journeys back before The Silence of the Lambs and well before Hannibal. Does Red Dragon have enough to satisfy die hard fans appetites one year after the poorly received Hannibal or does the movie fall short of fans expectations? Listen to the review to find out!

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Prisoners (2013) - Bonus Review

March 4, 2017

Thank you for joining us for our Hannibal Lecter Retrospective Series Bonus Review. We chose Prisoners for bonus review because we felt it fit perfectly as a spiritual sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. Join Corbin and Allen as they go into the depths of Denis Villeneuve's brililant maize, Prisoners.

 

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Hannibal (2001)

December 17, 2016

10 years after The Silence of the Lambs, a new crew brought the escaped Lecter back to life on the big screen. Directer Ridley Scott brings a different vision to Lecter and Starling and the story surrounding them. Is Scott's departure from Demme's film enought to satisfy or even excite fans of The Silence of the Lambs? Join Corbin and Allen to see if Hannibal is tasty enough to wet your appetite.

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Commando (1985) - Bonus Review

December 9, 2016

Thank you for purchasing our Bonus Podcast! This podcast is a part of our Rambo Retrospective series which can be found in the archives and is 100% free to listen. With every Retrospective Series we take a break to do a Bonus Review that we feel pairs nicely with the film. We felt Commando to be the perfect fit with the Rambo Series. Join Corbin and Allen as they discuss the crazy 80's action thrill-ride Commando. You won't be disappointed! See the article on our website for movie details and the trailer!

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

December 4, 2016

Five years later Hannibal Lecter got a new face...literally. Thomas Harris had his second novel adapted to the big screen with The Silence of the Lambs. The film sees rookie FBI cadet Clarice Starling replaced by seasoned FBI veteran Will Graham. Brian Cox was replaced with Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal the Cannibal Lecter. A whole new team was brought on to adapt Harris' novel and according to the Academy they made the right choice. Audiences went wild for Hopkins cold yet inviting portrayal and the Academy awarded the film five Oscars in the "big five" categories which has only happened three times. Join Corbin and Allen as they go deep into the psyche of Lecter and Starling's relationship and discuss the film in-depth.

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Manhunter (1986)

November 26, 2016

In 1986 audiences were introduced to Hannibal the Cannibal Lecter (spelled Lecktor for this film). Manhunter is based off author Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon. Harris had a hit on his hands and from this point the 'Hannibal Lecter' series was born. But Lecter did not begin as the well-renowned character that only Anthony Hopkins made famous him five years later. Brian Cox took on the role originally, playing a more loose, humane version of the character. Lecter plays a small but significant role in this film that centers around William Grahm and the 'Tooth Fairy'. Come along with Corbin and Allen on this dark, thrilling adventure to find out if Manhunter is worth pursuing.

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Rambo (2008)

November 13, 2016

20 years after Rambo "graced" the screen with his presence he is back and older than ever (though still quite ripped). But the Veteran still has a chip on his shoulder and he's not in the mood to be doing any good any time soon, especially for a group of Christian missioniaries. Join Corbin and Allen to find out their thoughts on possibly John J. Rambo's final outing.

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Halloween (1978)

October 31, 2016

Trick or treat and happy Halloween everyone! In 1978 director John Carpenter brought audiences a frightening vision that had only been glimpsed in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho. What many today reference as the beginning of the slasher genre, Halloween has become a beloved classic of mystery, thrills, suspense, and terror. Join Allen and Corbin as they do a special review for Halloween October 31st, 2016 of the critically acclaimed original classic that spawned 9 (soon to be 10) sequels.

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Rambo III (1988)

October 15, 2016

Three years after the massive success of Rambo: First Blood Pt. II Rambo came back to theaters to save the world once again. Instead of returning to Vietnam, Rambo has a change of scenery in the dry, open desert plains of Afghanistan. Was this third Rambo outing enough to bring audiences back to the cinema three years later? Is it still enough to captivate audiences attention to see the world warrior save the day in whatever current political crisis is erupting? Join Corbin and Allen to find out if third times the charm.

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MPAA Discussion

October 12, 2016

In this episode we discuss the history behind the creation of the United States' film rating system, the Motion Picture Association of America, from its inception in the early 1920's to how it has changed and evolved as we examine ratings from decades ago to ratings today. We also compare it to other countries' rating systems and debate whether it should it be reformed. The MPAA has gained increasingly more controversy for what it allows films to put out in theaters today. Join Corbin and Allen as they discuss the Motion Picture Association of America.

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