The Broken Projector Movie Podcast
A movie podcast that isn't boring.

With painted-on Tuxedos and a foolish bet about who can accurately predict more Oscar winners, we set out to discuss the Academy Awards with the lucky benefit of hindsight. We'll be borrowing expertise from Guy Lodge of HitFix's In Contention blog for a look into how this year shapes up (and what the future may bring).

Plus, one of us is going to be drunkenly reciting the opening monologue from Patton next week. It all comes down to who wins for Best Achievement in Costume Design.

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 7:58am EDT

Charlie Day joins us this week to talk about the inventive offensiveness of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as well as what it was like to play a hipster scientist for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.

Plus, Sasha Grey gives us some romance tips after scaring us in Would You RatherCraig Mazin shares the creation of four Identity Thief script pages, and we answer a listener question about finding viable production partners.

That's a lot of ground to cover, and we're all hung over on discount champagne, so let's get started.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

There were far too much news stories about Star Wars this week. It was a shock and awe campaign of rumors, half-truths and legitimate plans that all pointed to Disney making 29 new films featuring all our favorite characters for the next 200 years. To help dig through it all, Full of Sith podcast host Consetta Parker and Jovial Jay from join us to explain whether a movie about Yoda, Boba Fett or Han Solo should shoot first.

Plus, Identity Thief screenwriter Craig Mazin explains how to make an uninteresting character interesting, and Geoff and I tackle a listener question about overcoming the fears of rejection and failure by talking about our own biggest failures.

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Category:Screenwriting -- posted at: 6:56am EDT

If you want to sell a movie script, you've got to get in the room. But what do you do once you get there? Geoff answers a listener question by explaining what you need to do when prepping a pitch and presenting it to producers (all of whom are throwing knives at you as you speak).

Plus, we kick off Oscar Month, celebrating the 99th anniversary of Oscar royalty Charlie Chaplin's appearance in film, and Scott engages in an insightful discussion with How to Survive a Plague director David France about his Academy Award-nominated AIDS documentary.

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Category:Director Interviews -- posted at: 5:18am EDT