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

Beyonce isn’t a pop staranymore. Not content to put out fun, funky anthems that sweetlychirp about empowerment, she’s taken a baseball bat to her imagealongside the artistic talents of Mark Romanek, Jack White andWarsan Shire. 

Consider Lemonade the dark andgritty reboot of the most dominte pop singer of our time. Whileyou’re at it, stop worrying about Becky with the good hair.

Angelica Jade Bastien has broken down and annotated the symbolic elements of the film andjoins us to discuss the bad ass, witchy ways of an emotional rollcoaster (and to tell Piers Morgan to kiss her ass).

Plus, Geoff and I agonize over Neill Blomkamp’spresence at the helm of a new Alien movie and wonder how manysecond chances a failing director should get without snuffing outinteresting voices.

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Category:Movie Reviews -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

This week we answer your screenwriting questions about the best script ever written, how to know if your industry contact is worth anything, what to do when you've got a great script but want perfection, and we probably survive a kick-ass boat chase.

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Category:Screenwriting -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

This week's questions involve pesky page economy, looking outside of writing for writing advice, how to avoid being longwinded and the absolute best screenwriting book to buy (if you can only get one).

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Category:Screenwriting -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

Is Jon Snow really dead? How much stalling will the show need to do to let George R.R. Martin catch up? How good can a blind assassin be? Can you unring a Shame Bell? What armies are even out there still fighting? What main character should be killed to get the shock mojo back?

This week's episode seeks to answer as many Game of Thrones questions as we possibly can, speculating and crossing our fingers with special guest hosts Joanna Robinson and Neil Miller (of the Storm of Spoilers podcast!).

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode114.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

Is doubling down on blockbuster construction the way to run a modern studio? Whether or not Warners is really going through with that, Geoff and I get into the weeds about what motivates a filmmaking industry constantly on the hunt for $1 billion and a shipment of plastic toys from China. We'll also discuss the implications of shifting all your money into big bets in an age of demanding fans and super-monotony.

Plus, is it a curse or blessing when sequels for cult movies we love get cancelled? 

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode113.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 11:43am EST

This week we answer your screenwriting questions about crafting dialogue for a family fighting over dinner, where to find a qualified reader, and how insane writing a full season of a TV drama can be.


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Category:Screenwriting -- posted at: 11:24am EST

The rubble of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the horizon of 20+ superhero movies hitting screens in the next few years is a disaster of bland action waiting to happen. Can the superhero movie be saved? The first step is admitting the problem.

Elsewhere on the show we'll break down our 6 most anticipated summer movies and explain why hope springs eternal. 

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode112.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

This week we answer your screenwriting questions about using a novel to promote your script, good summer internships and domes on the moon.

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Category:Screenwriting -- posted at: 11:44am EST