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One Perfect Pod

One Perfect Pod is a new podcast channel from the people behind One Perfect Shot and Film School Rejects. With multiple shows, we'll cover the world of film and television with a keen eye for perfect frames, big ideas, and smart criticism.

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The Fine Line Between Unsettled and Scared

How do you define the horror genre? What counts? Geoff and Scott attempt to nail down the lines around the films that try to terrify [0:00 - 32:00]. They also appreciate some commerce [32:00 - 38:00] and answer your screenwriting questions about on-the-nose writing and knowing when to get out of a scene [38:00 - 65:00].

1hr 5mins

6 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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Shot by Shot: 2001: A Space Odyssey

In the inaugural episode of Shot by Shot, H. Perry Horton and Geoff Todd dive into one of the single most beautifully shot films of all-time: Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi epic '2001: A Space Odyssey,' shot by Geoffrey Unsworth and John Alcott. Celebrate cinematography with the minds that build One Perfect Shot.Special note: this week's audio quality is admittedly subpar, but we didn't want to just trash it all, as the discussion is very good. These kinks will be worked out as we move forward.Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and Facebook (facebook.com/oneperfectshot). Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow hosts H. Perry Horton (@hperryhorton) and Geoff Todd (@TheGeoffTodd). We'd very much appreciate your feedback, as well. Leave us a review on iTunes or email us: pod@filmschoolrejects.com.Thanks for listening!

30mins

22 Mar 2017

Rank #2

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After the Credits: Fifty Shades Freed

This week on After the Credits, Matthew is joined by Mashable author Angie Han to discuss Fifty Shades Freed, the third and final installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy. Will Anastasia and Christian get their happily ever after? Will jealousy and possessiveness tear the two of them apart? Hell, will they have even the most rudimentary pre-marriage conversations about children and last names? SPOILER ALERT: the answers are yes, no, and no, respectively.

58mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #3

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After the Credits: Maze Runner

This week on After the Credits, Matthew is joined by freelance film critic Alisha Grauso to discuss Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final installment of the Maze Runner trilogy. And while we don't want to spoil everything that happens, let's just say that between the first and second parts of this week's episode, the Maze Runner fanbase added one new member.

59mins

31 Jan 2018

Rank #4

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Shot By Shot: Mulholland Drive

In honor of Twin Peaks’ return this week, Perry and Geoff delve into the weird world of director David Lynch with Mulholland Drive, shot by Peter Deming.See the Shots here: http://bit.ly/2qciRhmSubscribe to One Perfect Pod wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget to leave us a rating and review. It helps others discover our channel. As always, follow @OnePerfectShot on Twitter for all the latest happenings in the world of film.

37mins

24 May 2017

Rank #5

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After The Credits: The Mummy

For this week's review, Matthew welcomes critic Valerie Complex on the show to talk about the Tom Cruise monster remake, The Mummy.

53mins

16 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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After the Credits: Thor: Ragnarok

With Matthew on vacation, Neil Miller sits in the hosts chair and is joined by High and Outside's Theo Broxson to talk about Taika Waititi's electric superhero extravaganza, Thor: Ragnarok.

44mins

7 Nov 2017

Rank #7

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Emergency Pod: The Last Jedi Trailer

At Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Lucasfilm debuted the first trailer for the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi. Luke is back and he's got opinions. Rey is back and she's training. BB-8 is back and he's Buster Keaton. We talk about all this an more with Star Wars expert Da7e Gonzales.Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and Facebook (facebook.com/oneperfectshot). Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow host Neil Miller (@rejects) and guest Dave Gonzales (@da7e).We'd very much appreciate your feedback, as well. Leave us a review on iTunes or email us: pod@filmschoolrejects.com.Thanks for listening!

27mins

14 Apr 2017

Rank #8

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After the Credits: Murder on the Orient Express

This week on After the Credits, Matthew is joined by Paste critic Kyle Turner to discuss Murder on the Orient Express and all things Agatha Christie.

56mins

13 Nov 2017

Rank #9

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Emergency Pod: The Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

This week, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures released its big, full trailer for 'Spider-Man: Homecoming.' This means we need to do another Emergency Pod. To talk all things webhead, Neil welcomes Film School Rejects contributor and podcaster Theo Broxson on to talk Vulture, story theories, Donald Glover, and whether or not this is a team-up movie.Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and Facebook (facebook.com/oneperfectshot). Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow host Neil Miller (@rejects) and guest Theo Broxson (@onemorerick). We'd very much appreciate your feedback, as well. Leave us a review on iTunes or email us: pod@filmschoolrejects.com.This week's closing music is by Marco Cela (and Junkie XL) via Soundcloud.Thanks for listening!

38mins

29 Mar 2017

Rank #10

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Shot by Shot: Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive

In this week's episode of Shot by Shot, Geoff and Perry dig into the work of Nicolas Winding Refn and Thomas Newton Sigel on the 2011 crime thriller Drive, in which Ryan Gosling plays a stunt driver who gets himself into a bit of a pickle...View this week's Shots in the companion post: http://buff.ly/2p7yuVSBe sure to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and Facebook (facebook.com/oneperfectshot). Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow hosts H. Perry Horton (@hperryhorton) and Geoff Todd (@TheGeoffTodd). We'd very much appreciate your feedback, as well. Leave us a review on iTunes or email us: pod@filmschoolrejects.com.Thanks for listening!

37mins

12 Apr 2017

Rank #11

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The Big Idea: First They Did Whitewashing, Then They Made it Worse

Whitewashing. It's the practice of casting a white actor in a role that originally was portrayed by a non-white person. And it's a conversation that has reached a new peak this week following the release of Marvel's Iron Fist and Paramount's Ghost in the Shell. To explore these properties, the conversations around them, and how each production just couldn’t stop itself from making things worse, Neil talks to Keith Chow, editor in chief of The Nerds of Color dot org, and Angie Han, movies reporter at Mashable.This week's supplemental reading:Five Showrunners Who Could Have Gotten Iron Fist Right, by Keith Chow: http://bit.ly/2nTmI0dGhost in the Shell review, by Angie Han: http://on.mash.to/2nThyRQBe sure to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and Facebook (facebook.com/oneperfectshot). Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow host Neil Miller (@rejects) and guests Keith Chow (@the_real_chow) and Angie Han (@ajhan). We'd very much appreciate your feedback, as well. Leave us a review on iTunes or email us: pod@filmschoolrejects.com.This week's music comes from the original soundtracks of the original and new Ghost in the Shell films.Thanks for listening!

1hr 12mins

31 Mar 2017

Rank #12

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Shot by Shot: Mad Max: Fury Road

This week, Shot by Shot scours George Miller's apocalyptic wasteland for the most perfect frames. H. Perry Horton and Geoff Todd go in-depth on the impact of Fury Road and each pick their three favorite shots to discuss.To view the Shots, check out the pod's companion post: http://buff.ly/2ohjIIVProducer's note: We're working on getting Perry a new microphone. Apologies for the rough audio, especially at the start.Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and Facebook (facebook.com/oneperfectshot). Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow hosts H. Perry Horton (@hperryhorton) and Geoff Todd (@TheGeoffTodd). We'd very much appreciate your feedback, as well. Leave us a review on iTunes or email us: pod@filmschoolrejects.com.Thanks for listening!

30mins

29 Mar 2017

Rank #13

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Emergency Pod: Joss Whedon's Batgirl

This week, Warner Bros. announced that they are in development on a solo Batgirl movie that will be written, produced, and directed by Joss Whedon. To break it down, Neil talks to VanityFair.com writer and podcaster extraordinaire Joanna Robinson about Joss Whedon's fit, the film's comic starting point, and who they'd cast in the titular role.Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and Facebook (facebook.com/oneperfectshot). Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow host Neil Miller (@rejects) and guest Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis). We'd very much appreciate your feedback, as well. Leave us a review on iTunes or email us: pod@filmschoolrejects.com.This week's music comes from Andy McSteel and Wally Clark on Soundcloud.Thanks for listening!

29mins

31 Mar 2017

Rank #14

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Shot by Shot: Road to Perdition

Perry and Geoff explore the perfect shots of Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition, shot by the great Conrad L. Hall.

32mins

7 Jun 2017

Rank #15

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“It’s not garbage. You need a middle to the road.”

For this week's review, After the Credits host Matthew Monagle is joined by Film School Rejects columnist Danny Bowes to talk about Zach Braff's geriatric heist film Going in Style, starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. Yes, it begins with a discussion of auteurism. Episode Notes:00:00:00 - Preview of Going in Style00:14:20 - After the Credits review (includes spoilers)Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and Facebook (facebook.com/oneperfectshot). Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow host Matthew Monagle (@Labsplice) and guest Danny Bowes (@bybowes).We’d very much appreciate your feedback, as well. Leave us a review on iTunes or email us: pod@filmschoolrejects.com.Thanks for listening!

42mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #16

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After The Credits: Transformers: The Last Knight

Matthew welcomes FSR publisher Neil Miller on to defend the honor of Michael Bay and the existence of the Transformers franchise. Also, they somehow survive 'The Last Knight.'

59mins

26 Jun 2017

Rank #17

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Ready or Not, Here Comes Summer

This weekend, Summer Movie Season unofficially kicks off (in April!) with the release of 'The Fate of the Furious.' And if Hollywood insists on moving up its calendar, we're going to follow suit and move up our big Summer Movie Preview. To break it down, we talk to Slashfilm.com chief Peter Sciretta (00:00:50) about our most anticipated (and possibly most feared) blockbusters. Then we turn to Film School Rejects contributor Jamie Righetti (00:45:25) for a discussion about the smaller releases to explore this summer's counter-programming.Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and Facebook (facebook.com/oneperfectshot). Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow host Neil Miller (@rejects) and guests Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) and Jamie Righetti (@jamierighetti). This week's closing music is Weezer's "Feels Like Summer," remixed by Sirr_Geoff on Soundcloud.We’d very much appreciate your feedback, as well. Leave us a review on iTunes or email us: pod@filmschoolrejects.com.

1hr 7mins

14 Apr 2017

Rank #18

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After the Credits: Life with Rob Hunter

For this week's review, Film School Rejects chief film critic Rob Hunter returns to chat with host Matthew Monagle about 'Life.' Not the concept, the Ryan Reynolds/Jake Gyllenhaal movie that some people thought might be a Venom prequel (it's not). Hear them talk about expectations ahead of the film and review it with full spoilers in the second segment.Show Notes:00:00:00 - Before the Credits00:13:45 - After the Credits (includes Spoilers)Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OnePerfectPod) and Facebook (facebook.com/oneperfectshot). Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow host Matthew Monagle (@Labsplice) and guest Rob Hunter (@FakeRobHunter). We'd very much appreciate your feedback, as well. Leave us a review on iTunes or email us: pod@filmschoolrejects.com.Thanks for listening!

37mins

27 Mar 2017

Rank #19

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After the Credits: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

This week on After the Credits, Matthew is joined by Vanity Fair critic Emma Stefansky to discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the direction of the new Star Wars trilogy as a whole. Also, hear Matthew and Emma's bold predictions for the new movie; they both turned out to be wrong, but you have to admit, the logic behind them was sound!Don't forget to subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts!

57mins

20 Dec 2017

Rank #20