Monthly Archives: June 2016

Michelle Lovretta on Aliens

With her awesome space adventure series Killjoys kicking off its second season on Syfy and Space this Friday, writer-producer Michelle Lovretta pulls herself away from the edit bay to talk about another space adventure: James Cameron’s Aliens, the 1986 sequel that rewrote the rules for an entire franchise. Your genial host Norm Wilner apologizes for his terrible cold.

Dana Gould on Dr Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

This episode is a goodie for a couple of reasons: First, the guest is comedian and writer Dana Gould, who’s worked on two of the greatest sitcoms ever produced, The Simpsons and Parks and Recreation. Second, the movie is Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, which remains as vital a cinematic satire now as it was five decades ago. Your genial host Norm Wilner just tries not to get in the way.

Allan Ungar on The Rock

His retro action thriller Gridlocked arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD today, but director Allan Ungar is taking a moment to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Michael Bay’s The Rock — the movie where Nicolas Cage yells at Sean Connery and lives to tell the tale. Your genial host Norm Wilner was surprised to realize there’s a Michael Bay movie he can discuss non-sarcastically.

Maureen Judge on the Before Trilogy

The Before Trilogy. Sure, Richard Linklater’s decades-spanning walk-and-talk cycle is an ambitious pick, but filmmaker Maureen Judge is up to the challenge; with her new documentary My Millennial Life streaming on, she tackles the love story of Jesse and Celine from a number of interesting angles. Your genial host Norm Wilner implores you not to listen to this episode if you haven’t seen the movies.