This week on Pulling Focus, Mick and Brian go over Shatner in space, billionaires and their disregard for the rest of us, and so much more. We wrap the episode with a lively, one might say, angry discussion about movies from the 80s versus the rest of all cinema history.
Mick and Brian have something in common. We love NIC CAGE! We spend this episode loving on some Nic Cage. We welcome back Brendan Fraser to the screen, joyously! Directors’ trademark styles, watching more movies toward the 365 films in 365 days challenge. Mick has a great breakdown of A24 projects.
Mick and Brian are just two buddies talking about movies. Today Brian learns about Tony Scott’s filmography, Mick loved CANDYMAN, we both go on about MARVEL phases 1-3 and finally we talk a bit about movies as time capsules.
I don’t know how we have a filmmaking podcast and take so long to get into the film talk. Alas, we’ve done it again! We start with celebrity hall passes and crushes then we get personal about dating style. Are movies a good first date, there’s room for debate.
This show is a long one and we have a blast! We eventually get to the crux of the show discussing writer's rooms, writers and all the ways a script can be changed if it along the chain from writer final edit. Make sure to visit Mick over at The Scene Snobs and Brian...
After a lively The Shining, Kubrick, Stephen King, Great Expectations whirlwind we go off on a great tangent about music and crypto currency.
After an early summer of “life” events, Mick and Brian are back. But DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK! WE’VE BEEN HERE FOR YEARS!
Ep 37: Carolina Fear Fest, Jack Sholder’s New Joint, Mick Initiates An Impression War With Ross Marquand
Mick catches Brian up on the happenings at Carolina Film Fest, celeb sightings and Casey, the other Scene Snob, missed connections! Our friend and podcast guest Jack Sholder announces his new project that he hinted at on our show back in October. Finally, MIck...
Brian likes Army of the Dead, Mick and Brian both love Letterkenny, the trailer for Edgar Wright’s Last Night In SOHO looks amazing and Kevin Spacey is working in Italy.
This week Mick and Brian talk revenge! Spurred onward by new releases such as NOBODY, WITHOUT REMORSE and PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN we walk the path of avengers, seekers of justice and some plain ole bad guys doing what bad guys do.
So much can happen between shows! This week we discuss, with little enthusiasm, the 2021 OSCARS and while Mick enjoyed the new format he and Brian both feel they got some of the winners wrong. What's an annual OSCARS show without a rant? Mick's channel, The Scene...
Brian and Mick took a hot minute off without skipping a show. That’s how dedicated we are! But wow, were we feeling rusty. While we were away Brian took a break from movies and binged all of Battlestar Galactica. All of it. Mick took some time off from the mic and enjoyed The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
This week we have stunt performer Geoff Scovell! Geoff does stunts on some great shows like 12 Monkeys, The Boys, The Strain, SEE, X-Men and much, much more. Geoff gives us insight on how stunts are created and performed safely. Mick and I learned so much about the life of stunt performers.
We’re bringing it back home to Virginia this week. Joe Duca is joining us today on the show. Joe is a Virginian living in L.A. Any chance we get to support local filmmakers is a good day in our book!
There is nothing to say except WE INTERVIEWED MICHAEL PARE’! Star of dozens of films, recognizable character actor from dozens more. Michael Pare’ is a handsome charmer who tells it like it is. This interview was an absolute delight for Mick and Brian.
Hello all you Focus Pullers, thanks for joining us! This week Mick and Brian discuss how an increase in the federal minimum wage could impact theaters, the paltry amount of spec scripts sold last year (and the previous decade), our love for a little film called The Warriors.
What happens when you delay recording because one host is under the weather? In this case the host doesn’t prepare! That would be me, Brian. But somehow we pulled a show from thin air. We laughed a lot and got pretty serious about the stock market (this truly is a film podcast, I swear) there at the end.
This week we try to stay on our topic of political films but, as usual, we have a fun trip down the tangent highway. We ultimately bring it back around to our chosen topic of choice, why we watch and what constitutes the genre. Is it top level government? Is it workplace politics? Is it historical? Factual? We talk about it all.
Ep 26: Happy New Year! F**K Off 2020! Quality YouTube, WW84 Happened, Directors: To Follow or Not to Follow
We can’t wait to say hit the bricks to 2020, the absolute worst year in generations! But even though last year was terrible we did have a few good to great-ish things happen. Including, miraculously, making Pulling Focus for a whole year (almost).
Ep 25: 2020 Favorite Films, Emotional Triggers in Film and Mick and Brian Share Their Early Projects with Each Other.
Episode 25 Begins with a loose list of our favorite films from 2020 including COSMOS, FATMAN, a bunch of Skyline titles and more from the streaming platforms. Because, well, the studios didn’t have a lot for us this year, did they?