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The Silver Screen Podcast

This podcast features two friends (Katie and Jared) talking about movies! The show focuses more on movies receiving Oscar buzz or awards nominations but will also hit on the big blockbusters too. If you like casual talk about the biggest movies, this show is for you!

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#27 - The King

On this episode we review the new Netflix historical drama, The King based on the life of Henry V! The movie stars Timothee Chalamet, Robert Pattinson, and Joel Edgerton. We discuss the historical accuracy of the film, if we enjoy Netflix making big budget movies that you watch on your couch, and also where this ranks in terms of other biopics that have been released this year. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @PodcastSilver--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

48mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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#35 - Little Women & Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2019

On this episode we review Greta Gerwig's new film Little Women, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Florence Pugh, and Timothée Chalamet! We discuss how this compares of previous versions that have been made and how close this iteration is to Louisa May Alcott's famous novel. Also we rundown our Top 10 Favorite Films of 2019!  Follow the show on social media! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

59mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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#33 - Marriage Story

On this episode we review another Netflix film, Marriage Story! The film stars Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, and Laura Dern. We discuss what we liked and didn't like about the film, and how the film paints a authentic picture of what it is like for a couple to go through a divorce in 2019. We also touch on Golden Globe nominations and the ceremony which will be happening on Jan. 5th!  Follow the show on social media:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

47mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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#28 - Harriet

On this episode we review the film Harriet, about the life of Harriet Tubman! The movie stars Cynthia Erivo, Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monae, and Leslie Odom Jr. We discuss the historical significance of Harriet Tubman, why it took so long to get a movie made about her life, and also how accurate the film was to real life events. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

49mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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#29 - Ford V. Ferrari

This episode we review the new Matt Damon and Christian Bale flick "Ford V. Ferrari"! We discuss the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race that the movie centers around, how we think this movie will do come awards season, and where this ranks in our best-of lists for the year so far. In movie news we also discuss some controversy surrounding our last movie we reviewed on the show, Harriet. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

48mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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#22 - The Goldfinch

On this episode we review the new film, The Goldfinch, based on the book by Donna Tartt and starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard, and Jeffrey Wright! We discuss the film and if all the critic's hate it is receiving is warranted. 00:00-1:09: Intro - 1:09-8:00: Emmy's Recap - 8:00-12:25: Corrections Corner - 12:25-50:00: Goldfinch Review - 50:00-End: Next Week: Ad Astra--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

51mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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#20 - IT Chapter Two

On this episode we dive deep into Pennywise's antics once again as review IT Chapter Two, starring Bill Skarsgard, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and James McAvoy! 00:00-1:45: Almost time for awards season/upcoming review schedule. - 1:45-3:40: Goldfinch is bombing hard  - 3:45-6:30: Corrections Corner - 6:30: IT Chapter 2 Review - 14:40-19:15: Annoying people at the movies, Katie's Stefon impression. 19:15: Back to IT Chapter 2 review - 43:25: BIG SPOILER, major plot details revealed.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

49mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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#40 - Parasite

This episode we review Bong Joon-ho's South Korean film, Parasite! We discuss what we liked and didn't like, how the film combines multiple genres, and what its chances are at the Academy Awards to bring home some trophies! Disclaimer: This review DOES include spoilers,.  Follow the show on social media:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

48mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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#42 - 2020 Oscars Recap

On this episode we recap the 2020 Oscars! We discuss the best and worst dressed, Parasite winning big, the musical performances (including that surprise by Eminem) and some of our favorite moments and speeches!  Follow the show on social media! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

36mins

15 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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#16 - Hobbs & Shaw

On this episode we review Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby! We also touch on the Emmy Awards not having a host this year and what you voted for in our Back To School Listener Film Poll! 00:00-1:15: Dayton Shootings - 1:15-5:40: The Emmys Going Without A Host This Year - 5:40-45:50: Hobbs & Shaw Review - 45:50-End: Back To School Listener Film Poll--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

49mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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#31 - The Irishman

On this episode of the podcast we review the new Martin Scorsese film The Irishman which is on Netflix! The Film stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino. We discuss our likes and dislikes about the film, where this ranks in Scorsese's filmography and if we think it is as good as all the critical acclaim it has received.  Follow the show on social media:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

41mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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#18 - As Good As It Gets

On this episode we review another throwback, 1997's As Good As It Gets! Starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear! We really dive into the writing and acting aspects of the film, and also talk about the relationship between Melvin and Carol in the film.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

42mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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#38 - 1917

On this episode we review the new Sam Mendes film, 1917! The movie stars Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay and follows two British soldiers during the First World War. We discuss what makes this film different from other war movies recently, and how Jared deeply connected with the characters but Katie had a slightly different take.  Follow the show on social media!  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Be sure to rate and review the podcast in whatever platform you are listening on! That really helps us out!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

39mins

26 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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#44 - Contagion

On this episode we go back a few years to 2011 and review the Steven Soderbergh film Contagion starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Laurence Fishburne among others. We discuss how relevant the film is today with Coronavirus impacting the globe, and are also joined by a special guest, John Doty from the Biology for Bastards podcast! John helps us breakdown the science that happens in the film and how accurate it is, and also if a virus this deadly and toxic could potentially occur in real life.  Find the show on social media!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ You can find Biology for Bastards here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/biology-for-bastards/id1473282071 Biology for Bastards Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bioforbastards/ Biology for Bastards Twitter: https://twitter.com/bioforbastards--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

1hr 4mins

6 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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#43 - Almost Famous

On this episode it's a throwback review with a movie that turns 20 in 2020, and that is Almost Famous! We talk about Cameron Crowe, his career and how the movie is based on his real life experience, and also how this movie launched careers for a lot of young actors and actresses! We also discuss the movie's soundtrack and some fun facts and trivia about the film!  Check out the show on social media!  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

42mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Bonus Episode - 2020 Oscar Nominations!

On this bonus episode of the podcast, we cover the nominations for the 2020 Oscars coming up next month! We talk about some snubs and surprises, the lack of female directors nominated, and a few predictions as to what we think might win.  Follow the show on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

28mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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#23 - Ad Astra

Will Brad Pitt survive getting shot into space on a rocket? Will he find his dad played by Tommy Lee Jones? What does Ad Astra mean exactly? All these questions and more answered in this week's episode reviewing the new space flick directed by James Gray, Ad Astra! 00:00-1:45: Intro - 1:45-3:35: El Camino Breaking Bad movie coming very soon! - 3:35-6:30: Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Trailer - 6:30-End: Ad Astra Review (SPOILERS Start at 21:30)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

46mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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#41 - JoJo Rabbit

Just in time for The Oscars, we review the last Best Picture nominee we haven't talked about on this show, JoJo Rabbit directed by Taika Waititi! The movie stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, and Scarlett Johansson among others. We discuss how the film garnered 6 Oscar nominations, what we liked and didn't like about the movie, and where we rank this movie in the list of Best Picture nominees for 2020.  Follow the show on social media:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

42mins

8 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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#39 - The Lighthouse & The Farewell

On this episode, we review two A24 films; The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, and also The Farewell with Awkwafina! We didn't catch these in theaters but discuss both in-depth on this special double episode, and also whether or not you should give these a watch since they are now out of theaters and on streaming services!  Follow the show on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

55mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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#17 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

On this episode, it's another throwback as we review the 1986 film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, directed by John Hughes and starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, and Mia Sara! Be sure to follow the show on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PodcastSilver0:00-1:30 - Spicy Nuggets are back at Wendy's | 1:30-2:45 - Why we picked this movie for a throwback | 2:45-5:55 -Little Women Trailer Talk | 5:55-End - Ferris Bueller's Day Off Review--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

48mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #20