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Typical Hollywood: The Podcast!

Reviews of newer and older movies and entertainment industry coverage by Henry Gessner. New episodes are uploaded every Sunday night.

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Sundance Film Festival 2021, Part 1

Henry kicks off 2021 by reviewing 5 of the 10 films he has scheduled at this year's virtual Sundance Film Festival. Things get weird. Part 2 coming soon! Written, Produced, and Edited by Henry Gessner (@iamhenrygessner) Contact for requests or other offers: typicalhollywood@gmail.com Intro/Outro music: "Chanson des jumelles" by Michel Legrand Additional Music: "Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street" by Joe Raposo, "Cayendo" by Frank Ocean Special thanks to the Sundance Institute for making these films available! Podcast Logo by Mount Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typical-hollywood/message

17mins

1 Feb 2021

Rank #1

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Chicago International Film Festival

Henry returns to the podcast to cover some of the films he watched at the virtual edition of this year's Chicago International Film Festival, one of which has quickly become one of his favorites of 2020 so far.Written and Produced by Henry Gessner (@iamhenrygessner) Contact for requests or other offers: typicalhollywood@gmail.com Intro/Outro Music: "Chanson des jumelles" by Michel Legrand Special Thanks to Cinema/Chicago for making these films available Podcast Logo by Mount Design--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typical-hollywood/message

19mins

19 Oct 2020

Rank #2

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Hamilton, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, and the Most Underrated Movie Musicals of All Time

Henry finally takes a look at the long-awaited Disney+ release of the Broadway musical "Hamilton," along with another Lin-Manuel Miranda-related project and a few movie musicals he thinks deserve a bigger audience than they originally got. Skip to these parts for certain reviews:  1:51 - HAMILTON (Disney)  4:54 - WE ARE FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME (Hulu)  7:56 - ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (Orion Pictures)  10:51 - POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING (Universal Pictures)  14:11 - TRUE STORIES (Warner Bros. Pictures) Written, Produced, and Edited by Henry Gessner (@iamhenrygessner)  Contact for requests or other offers: typicalhollywood@gmail.com  Intro/Outro Music: "Chanson des jumelles" by Michel Legrand  Additional Music: "Satisfied" from HAMILTON performed by Renée Elise Goldsberry, "Hollywood Ending" from ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE performed by Ella Hunt and the cast, "I'm So Humble" from POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING performed by The Lonely Island feat. Adam Levine, "People Like Us" from TRUE STORIES, performed by John Goodman  Podcast Logo by Mount Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typical-hollywood/message

19mins

20 Jul 2020

Rank #3

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Palm Springs, The Old Guard, First Cow, Greyhound

Henry looks at the newest releases that dropped this weekend, and finally gets to talk about an A24 film! Skip to these parts for certain reviews:  1:47 - PALM SPRINGS (Hulu/Neon)  4:52 - THE OLD GUARD (Netflix/Skydance)  7:23 - FIRST COW (A24/IAC Films)  10:22 - GREYHOUND (Apple Original Films/Sony Pictures Entertainment)  Written, Produced and Edited by Henry Gessner  Contact for requests and other offers: typicalhollywood@gmail.com  Intro/Outro Music: "Chanson des jumelles" by Michel Legrand  Podcast Logo by Mount Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typical-hollywood/message

15mins

13 Jul 2020

Rank #4

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Irresistible, My Spy, Beats, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

After the bummer that was last week's films, Henry looks at four somewhat lighter new releases for his tenth episode, one of which sent him down an Internet rabbit hole while doing research. Skip to these parts for specific reviews:  1:47 - IRRESISTIBLE (Focus Features)  4:33 - MY SPY (Amazon Studios/STXfilms/MWM Studios)  7:34 - BEATS (Music Box Films/BFI/Creative Scotland)  10:41 - EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (Netflix) Written, Produced, and Edited by Henry Gessner (@iamhenrygessner)  Contact for requests or other offers: typicalhollywood@gmail.com  Intro/Outro Music: "Chanson des jumelles" by Michel Legrand  Eurovision Song Contest Music: "Volcano Man" performed by Will Ferrell and My Marianne  Podcast Logo by Mount Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typical-hollywood/message

16mins

29 Jun 2020

Rank #5

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365 Days (Polish Fifty Shades), You Should Have Left, 7500, Babyteeth

Henry looks at four new dramas that just became available. Some are great. Others are definitely not. Next week will be lighter.  The review for 365 DAYS mentions some extremely adult material. Listener discretion is advised.  Skip to these parts for certain reviews:  2:00 - 365 DAYS (Next Film)  5:06 - YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT (Universal Pictures/Blumhouse)  7:13 - 7500 (Amazon Studios)  9:35 - BABYTEETH (IFC Films/Screen Australia)  Written, Produced and Edited by Henry Gessner (@iamhenrygessner)  Contact for requests or other offers: typicalhollywood@gmail.com  Intro/Outro Music: "Chanson des jumelles" by Michel Legrand  Podcast Logo by Mount Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typical-hollywood/message

14mins

22 Jun 2020

Rank #6

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Da 5 Bloods, The King of Staten Island, Shirley, Artemis Fowl

Henry looks at the four biggest releases of the week, one of which has been in the works for a very long time and left quite an impact on him.  Skip to these parts for certain reviews:  1:43 - DA 5 BLOODS (Netflix)  4:26 - THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND (Universal Pictures)  6:50 - SHIRLEY (Neon)  9:23 - ARTEMIS FOWL (Disney)  Written, Produced and Edited by Henry Gessner (@iamhenrygessner)  Contact for requests or other offers: typicalhollywood@gmail.com  Intro/Outro Music: "Chanson des jumelles" by Michel Legrand  Podcast Logo by Mount Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typical-hollywood/message

14mins

15 Jun 2020

Rank #7

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Valley Girl (2020), The Lovebirds, The High Note, The Vast of Night, Scoob! (with Andrew Heydt)

After taking some time off, Henry returns to talk about some of the latest new releases, leading up to his first guest review.  Skip to these parts for certain reviews:  02:47 - VALLEY GIRL (MGM)  05:44 - THE LOVEBIRDS (Netflix/Paramount Pictures)  08:08 - THE HIGH NOTE (Focus Features)  10:45 - THE VAST OF NIGHT (Amazon Studios)  13:23 - SCOOB! (Warner Bros. Pictures)  Written by Henry Gessner (@iamhenrygessner) and Andrew Heydt (@andrewheydt)  Produced and Edited by Henry Gessner  Contact for requests or other offers: typicalhollywood@gmail.com Intro/Outro Music: “Chanson des jumelles” by Michel Legrand  Additional Music: “Scooby-Doo Theme Song” performed by Best Coast  Podcast Logo by Mount Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typical-hollywood/message

30mins

1 Jun 2020

Rank #8

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SXSW Special

Henry takes a look at the offerings from the canceled 2020 SXSW Festival that streamed on Amazon Prime Video this week. Skip to these parts for certain reviews:   02:26 - CAT IN THE WALL   03:56 - GUNPOWDER HEART   05:12 - LE CHOC DU FUTUR   07:08 - MY DARLING VIVIAN   08:44 - SELFIE   10:23 - TFW NO GF   Written, Produced, and Edited by Henry Gessner (@iamhenrygessner)  Contact for requests or other offers: typicalhollywood@gmail.com  Intro/Outro Music: "Chanson des jumelles" by Michel Legrand   Additional Music: "Supernature" by Cerrone, "I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash   Podcast Logo by Mount Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typical-hollywood/message

14mins

4 May 2020

Rank #9

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Sorry We Missed You, Underwater, The Willoughbys, Beastie Boys Story, Extraction, Valley Girl (1983)

After taking time off for his birthday, Henry comes back to talk about more of the movies he watched during the quarantine. Take a look at all the films available as virtual cinema releases! Part of the proceeds go towards an independent theater of your choosing! A complete list can be found here: https://letterboxd.com/crew/list/art-house-online-films-available-via-virtual/ Skip to these parts for specific reviews:  01:54 - SORRY WE MISSED YOU (Kino Lorber/Zeitgeist Films/Sixteen Films)  04:24 - UNDERWATER (20th Century Studios)  07:07 - THE WILLOUGHBYS (Netflix)  09:27 - BEASTIE BOYS STORY (Apple)  12:06 - EXTRACTION (Netflix)  14:34 - VALLEY GIRL (MGM) Written, Produced, and Edited by Henry Gessner (@iamhenrygessner)  Contact for requests or other offers: typicalhollywood@gmail.com  Intro/Outro Music: "Chanson des jumelles" by Michel Legrand  Podcast Logo by Mount Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typical-hollywood/message

18mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #10