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CinemATL Podcast

The official podcast of CinemATL. We discuss filmmaking in Atlanta and the Southeast, along with movie reviews, Top 3 themed lists, forgotten films and more!

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Top 3 - Films We Watched During Quarantine

We've watched a ton of movies while on quarantine for COVID-19. This week, hosts Michael D Friedman and Martin Kelley share some of their favorite discoveries from the past 3-4 months. There are some well known titles that we caught for the first time, along with some films that might've flown under the radar. But they are all worth sharing.

40mins

28 May 2020

Rank #1

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Technique Topic - Writing During Lockdown

While we continue to live in quarantine, how do you maximize your writing time? Whether its dealing with motivation or avoiding writer's block, how can you crank out a screenplay during these emotional times? Hosts and screenwriters Martin Kelley and Michael D Friedman share their tips & tricks for staying creative during lockdown.

32mins

14 May 2020

Rank #2

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Indie Spotlight - Atlanta Projects to Watch Now

With everyone under quarantine, we’re all looking for options of things to watch. We figured why not support LOCAL artists? We asked you to submit your projects that are available online and you overwhelmed us with submissions. Now, hosts Martin Kelley and Michael D Friedman share some of the highlights with you…Please go to CinemATL.com to find links to all the projects mentioned in the Podcast. Enjoy!

32mins

30 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Interview - Brendan Davis, Producer

Brendan Davis got his start in Atlanta, running sound on independent film projects, Now, he's a producer working on projects from LA to China. This week, the CinemATL Podcast sits down (virtually of course) with Brendan to discuss his early years in Atlanta, his journey and how to be a producer during a pandemic.Brendan is also host of "If I Knew You Better," "How China Works" and "Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom" podcasts. Follow him @VeritasInLux on Twitter and @brendankdavis on Instagram.

40mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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TV Shows to Binge - Quarantine Edition

Even though we may be on lockdown, the CinemATL Podcast continues! Now that you've watched all of Tiger King, you may be looking for some other shows to binge during quarantine. Well, we have quite a few for you, on multiple streaming platforms and cable. What are they? You'll have to listen to find out!

37mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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Top 3 - Disney Animated Films

The Top 3 edition of the CinemATL Podcast returns with a look at our favorite Disney Animated Films (non-Pixar*). Which ones topped our lists? Will your favorite be on there?

33mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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Atlanta Movie & TV News - March 2020

What's going on in the Atlanta film & TV scene? Our industry news edition of the CinemATL Podcast has you covered. Martin Kelley and Michael D Friedman discuss whats shooting now, what's coming to a screen near you soon, including the Apple TV+ movie "The Banker."

27mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Movie Review - Onward

The CinemATL Podcast is back with another in-depth, spoiler-free movie review for you. This week, hosts Martin Kelley and Michael D Friedman take a look at the new Disney-Pixar release, "Onward," starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland. How does this movie match up to the rest of Pixar's impressive catalog? Listen to find out!

26mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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Top 3 - Basketball Films

With the debut of "The Way Back" in theaters this weekend and March Madness just around the corner, we decided to take a look at our Top 3 favorite basketball films. Find out what Martin and Michael picked as their top hoop hits, and let us know what you think!

24mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Forgotten Films - True Stories (1986)

The CinemATL Podcast introduces a new feature, Forgotten Films! In this segment, we will talk about films from the past that might not get the recognition we think they deserve. For our debut, we feature "True Stories" (1986), a slice of Americana directed by the Talking Heads' David Byrne. Take a look back at this underrated gem from the 80s.

20mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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Atlanta Movie & TV News - February 2020

What's going on in the Atlanta film & TV scene? Our industry news edition of the CinemATL Podcast has you covered. Martin Kelley and Michael D Friedman discuss whats shooting now, what's coming to a screen near you soon, and even a bit of Oscars discussion.

28mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Movie Review - Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey

The CinemATL Podcast is back and now WEEKLY. Join Michael D Friedman and Martin Kelley as they review "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey." We dive deep into the new Margot Robbie movie and discuss what went right, what went wrong, and the beauty of egg and cheese sandwiches.

26mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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Special - Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Martin and Michael are back with a new Podcast for a new year. It's our annual Star Wars special! This time we review Rise of Skywalker and rank the Star Wars movies. Also, we make a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about the future of the CinemATL Podcast. There's more to come!

55mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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January 2019: Glass and Oscar Nominations

We celebrate the new year with a review of Glass, but look back at 2018 with our take on Oscar nominations. Of course, there's also our monthly catch-up of what's happening in the Georgia film & TV industry.In this episode we also...* Share our Top 3 Oscar snubs of all time* Learn about the new TV and film productions in Atlanta* Play a full 3-round movie game* And much more!Tweet us @CinemATL, @badger33 (Mike) or @Martay_ReelOne (Martin) -- and SHARE this as much as possible!As always, thanks to Eureka Failure for providing the music for this month's podcast!

1hr 13mins

24 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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November 2018: The Grinch and Holiday Specials

The Grinch is back in an all new movie. On this month's podcast we review the new version and discuss our Top 3 Christmas Specials/Movies... and of course, there's also our monthly catch-up of what's happening in the Georgia film & TV industry.In this episode we also...* Discuss the recent election and what it means for Georgia's film industry* Debate the foreign film Oscar process* Learn about the new TV and film productions in Atlanta* Cheer for the underdog in the movie game* And much more!Tweet us @CinemATL, @badger33 (Mike) or @Martay_ReelOne (Martin) -- and SHARE this as much as possible!As always, thanks to Eureka Failure for providing the music for this month's podcast!

50mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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August 2018: The Meg and Global Marketing

"The Meg" is the latest monster film to wreck the box office. Find out what we think about this colossal tale... And of course, get our monthly catch-up of what's happening in the Georgia film & TV industry.In this episode we also...* Share our Top 3 Giant Monster Movies* Discuss Global Marketing and Universal Casting* Learn about the new TV and film productions in Atlanta* Play the movie game once again* And much more!Tweet us @CinemATL, @badger33 (Mike) or @Martay_ReelOne (Martin) -- and SHARE this as much as possible!As always, thanks to Eureka Failure for providing the music for this month's podcast!

1hr 14mins

16 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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July 2018: Ant-Man & the Wasp (Live)

In our first ever LIVE podcast (originally streamed on Facebook Live), we discuss "Ant-Man & the Wasp" and talk a lot about Paul Rudd... And, of course, our monthly catch-up of what's happening in the Georgia film & TV industry.In this episode we also...* Share our Top 3 Paul Rudd movies* Talk about how to attract name talent* Discuss some new TV and film productions in Atlanta* Play the movie game once again* And much more! (Did we mention we were LIVE?)NOTE: Due to the LIVE nature of the Podcast the audio was a little off on this month's podcast. We're still working out the kinks and hope to be better next time! Thanks for sticking with it.Tweet us @CinemATL, @badger33 (Mike) or @Martay_ReelOne (Martin) -- and SHARE this as much as possible!As always, thanks to Eureka Failure for providing the music for this month's podcast!

57mins

12 Jul 2018

Rank #17

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June 2018: TAG and Atlanta Movies

You're it! "Tag" is the latest Atlanta-filmed movie currently out in theaters. Find out our thoughts on this comedic tale of 5 men playing a 30-year long game of tag... And, of course, our monthly catch-up of what's happening in the Georgia film & TV industry.In this episode we also...* Share our Georgia-lensed films* Discuss some new TV and film productions in Atlanta* Play the movie game once again* And much more!Tweet us @CinemATL, @badger33 (Mike) or @Martay_ReelOne (Martin) -- and SHARE this as much as possible!As always, thanks to Eureka Failure for providing the music for this month's podcast!

57mins

21 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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May 2018: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Believe it or not, there's already a new Star Wars movie in theaters, "Solo." As a result our annual Star Wars special has been pushed up to May this year. Get our thoughts on the latest entry into the franchise... And, of course, our monthly catch-up of what's happening in the Georgia film & TV industry.In this episode we also...* Talk with AJFF's Kenny Blank about Cinebash!* Share our Top 3 Star Wars locations* Discuss some new Georgia-lensed TV and film productions* Play the movie game once again* And much more!Tweet us @CinemATL, @badger33 (Mike) or @Martay_ReelOne (Martin) -- and SHARE this as much as possible!As always, thanks to Eureka Failure for providing the music for this month's podcast!You can also WATCH this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9d5oAr1lN6EFor more info on Cinebash, visit the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival website at https://www.ajff.org/programs/cinebash

1hr 5mins

31 May 2018

Rank #19

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April 2018: Super Troopers 2 and Comedy Writing

This month is all about comedy and sequels as we review "Super Troopers 2" and discuss the techniques of comedy writing. And, of course, our monthly catch-up of what's happening in the Georgia film & TV industry.In this episode we also...* Share our Top 3 comedy sequels* Discuss some new Georgia-lensed TV and film productions* Discover some Atlanta Film Festival gems* Play the movie game once again* And much more!Tweet us @CinemATL, @badger33 (Mike) or @Martay_ReelOne (Martin) -- and SHARE this as much as possible!As always, thanks to Eureka Failure for providing the music for this month's podcast!You can also WATCH this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2iEync07K4U

1hr 5mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #20