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Reel World Theology

Welcome to Reel World Theology! Host Mikey Fissel welcomes a rotating panel of guests who talk about the popular cinematic narratives that are shaping our culture. The podcast facilitates conversations that illuminate the idea that story is powerful and entertainment is not mindless…

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Marvel and Endings (WandaVision Bonus)

Connect with us: Contact david@redeemingculture.com if you want to contribute! Reel World Discord Server Reel World Facebook Discussion Group Support Reel World Theology We are: @fizzification on Twitter @zobijayo on Twitter @ilinamorato on Twitter @reelworldtheo on Twitter Catch Reel World Theology here: Reel World Theology Podcast RSS Feed Reel World Theology on Apple Podcasts Reel World Theology on Spotify Reel World Theology on YouTube Reel World Theology on Google Podcasts Reel World Theology on Stitcher

9mins

18 Mar 2022

Rank #1

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WandaVision: Grief on the Small Screen

Don’t worry. Nothing is wrong here. We’re not stuck inside a hex, kept prisoner by a chaos witch who literally makes us feel her pain as she feels it. We aren’t forced to play roles that are pastiches of famous sitcoms of decades past. Don’t worry. We’re just talking about WandaVision, and how great and funny it is! It doesn’t have anything to do with grief or trauma or a global pandemic. Just enjoy your time in Westview! Connect with us: Contact david@redeemingculture.com if you want to contribute! Reel World Discord Server Reel World Facebook Discussion Group Support Reel World Theology In this episode, we talked about: WandaVision is available to watch on Disney+ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is available to watch on Disney+ Iron Man 3 is available to watch on Disney+ The person who maintains continuity on a film set is indeed called a Script Supervisor, David was correct Wanda, who’s doing this to you? Wanda? We are: @fizzification on Twitter @zobijayo on Twitter @ilinamorato on Twitter @reelworldtheo on Twitter Catch Reel World Theology here: Reel World Theology Podcast RSS Feed Reel World Theology on Apple Podcasts Reel World Theology on Spotify Reel World Theology on YouTube Reel World Theology on Google Podcasts Reel World Theology on Stitcher

1hr 14mins

18 Mar 2022

Rank #2

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Free Guy: Liberty to the NPCs

This episode is all about 2021’s surprisingly good video game movie, Free Guy (well, I mean, it had Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi in it, so how surprising could it be, really?). If you haven’t seen it yet, you may want to check it out on Disney+ before listening in, because we do get into spoilers; but otherwise, please join us for the discussion–and keep the discussion going in our Reel World Discord Server (link below). And in the meantime, don’t have a good day; have a great day! Connect with us: Contact david@redeemingculture.com if you want to contribute! Reel World Discord Server Reel World Facebook Discussion Group Support Reel World Theology In this episode, we talked about: Free Guy is available to watch on Disney+ There is currently no Pitch Meeting for Free Guy (get on it, Ryan George!) The Truman Show is available to watch on HBO Max Ready Player One is available to watch on HBO Max TRON is available to watch on Disney+ The Adam Project trailer Red Notice is available to watch on Netflix “Albuquerque Boiled Turkey” doesn’t exist We are: @fizzification on Twitter @zobijayo on Twitter @ilinamorato on Twitter @reelworldtheo on Twitter Catch Reel World Theology here: Reel World Theology Podcast RSS Feed Reel World Theology on Apple Podcasts Reel World Theology on Spotify Reel World Theology on YouTube Reel World Theology on Google Podcasts Reel World Theology on Stitcher

1hr 7mins

26 Feb 2022

Rank #3

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Encanto: Mirabel's Miracle

We talk about Bruno, and all of Disney's Encanto. We also recommend some 2020 television shows you might have missed from Netflix, Hulu and many more. This time Ryan and David are less Fizzy as the Redeeming Culture crew stage a hostile takeover of Reel World Theology. Connect with us: Contact david@redeemingculture.com if you want to contribute! Reel World Discord Server Reel World Facebook Discussion Group Support Reel World Theology In this episode, we talked about: Warrior Nun is available to watch on Netflix Alice in Borderland is available to watch on Netflix Altered Carbon is available to watch on Netflix The new Animaniacs is available to watch on Hulu The Great is available to watch on Hulu Queen’s Gambit is available to watch on Netflix Son of a Dungeon is available to watch on YouTube The Good Place is available to watch on Netflix Lower Decks is available to watch on Paramount+ Encanto is available to watch on Disney+ We are: @zobijayo on Twitter @ilinamorato on Twitter @reelworldtheo on Twitter Catch Reel World Theology here: Reel World Theology Podcast RSS Feed Reel World Theology on Apple Podcasts Reel World Theology on Spotify Reel World Theology on YouTube Reel World Theology on Google Podcasts Reel World Theology on Stitcher

1hr

13 Feb 2022

Rank #4

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2021 In Review

Getting caught up on all the movies, TV shows, and pop culture we missed out on during our sabbatical, today we're reviewing the year 2021. Connect with us: Contact david@redeemingculture.com if you want to contribute! Reel World Discord Server Reel World Facebook Discussion Group Support Reel World Theology In this episode, we talked about: Encanto is available to watch on Disney+ In The Heights is available to watch on HBO Max The Green Knight is available to purchase on home media Free Guy is coming to Disney+ on February 23, 2022 Spider-Man: No Way Home is still playing in theaters Don’t Look Up is available to watch on Netflix The Mitchells Vs. The Machines is available to watch on Netflix Ron’s Gone Wrong is available to watch on Disney+ Bo Burnham: Inside is available to watch on Netflix Legends Don’t Die: An Oral History of “The Green Knight” The French Dispatch is available to purchase on home media Only Murders in the Building is available to watch on Hulu We are: @zobijayo on Twitter @ilinamorato on Twitter @fizzification on Twitter @reelworldtheo on Twitter Catch Reel World Theology here: Reel World Theology Podcast RSS Feed Reel World Theology on Apple Podcasts Reel World Theology on Spotify Reel World Theology on YouTube Reel World Theology on Google Podcasts Reel World Theology on Stitcher

1hr 16mins

29 Jan 2022

Rank #5

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2020 In Review

Don't call it a comeback! We come back from a longer-than-expected sabbatical to talk about what we missed while we were away. Connect with us: Contact david@redeemingculture.com if you want to contribute! Reel World Discord Server (this link expires seven days after the episode goes live!) Reel World Facebook Discussion Group Support Reel World Theology In this episode, we talked about: TENET Pitch Meeting Electric Jesus is available on home media and on-demand Pixar's Onward is available to watch on Disney+ Promising Young Woman is available on home media and on-demand Ted Lasso is available to watch on Apple TV+ Hamilton is available to watch on Disney+ Emma. is available to watch on HBO Max Minari is available on home media and on-demand Star Trek: Lower Decks is available to watch on Paramount+ The Witcher is available to watch on Netflix Greyhound is available to watch on Appple TV+ We are: @zobijayo on Twitter @ilinamorato on Twitter @fizzification on Twitter @reelworldtheo on Twitter

1hr 26mins

14 Jan 2022

Rank #6

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S07 E07 - 40: The Temptation of Christ and the Powerful Necessity of Suffering

On this episode of the Reel World Theology: This episode ballooned from a written article into a full-fledged podcast episode. Friend of Reel World Theology, Reed Lackey, wrote the movie 40: The Temptation of Christ and it debuted this past April. Since Fizz isn't driving this plane, we need two staffers, David Atwell and Josh Crabb, to occupy the co-pilot chairs. We discuss Reed's movie and its international take on Christ as he is tempted in the desert. This movie takes a fascinating angle to Christ's encounter with Satan in the wilderness and centers around the morality of suffering. We think you will like the movie and you will like David and Josh's discussion.

1hr 3mins

17 Jul 2020

Rank #7

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S07 E06 - A Christmas Story and Magic in the Margins

On this Christmas episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: As we do every year, we take a look at a Christmas classic. This year we are compelled to talk about a movie that has varying degrees of appreciation among the RWT staff. Because of this, we rewatch and talk about A Christmas Story. Does it hold up over time? Why does it connect with people this time of year? We hash it out and talk about what makes this one a yearly revisit for many folks. Enjoy!

44mins

25 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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S07 E05 - The Rise of Skywalker and Choosing Our Family

On this episode of the Reel World Theology podcast: What more appropriate way to end an up and down 2019 than with what will likely be one of the most disagreed upon films of the year, The Rise of Skywalker. Leve it to Star Wars, their fans, and the critics to create a whirlwind of expectations that couldn't possibly be met. However, Where did we land on the film? Was it good? Bad? Somewhere in the middle? What about that one decision about Rey? Why did it connect with some audiences and not others? How did our enjoyment (or not) of The Last Jedi directly affect this one? Boy, do we have opinions! Enjoy.

1hr 55mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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S07 E04 - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Seeing Humanity

On this episode of the Reel World Theology podcast: In a world of division and social media outrage, it is occasionally nice to have a refreshing voice reminding us of the kinder side of humanity. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood longs to remind audiences to be their best selves and to also never forget the power that one life, earnestly lived, can impact countless others. We discuss how the film holds up to the documentary that came out last year and give some hot takes on Tom Hanks as our Mr. Rogers stand-in. Enjoy!

1hr 40mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #10