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

Loki - Thor the Dark World

Tom Hiddleston joins us this week to discuss his third Marvel outing in Thor: The Dark World, and to find a match for Loki in the Shakespearean universe. Our interview is much ado about spandex, but before it, Geoff and I will share some non-superhero comic books we think should be turned into movies and hyper-sexualized HBO series.

You should follow the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

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Direct download: brokenprojector-episode40.mp3
Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

Sinister

Scott Derrickson, the writer/director behind The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister, joins us this week to explain how to scare the hell out of someone at the cinema. Plus, FSR head-honcho-in-chief Neil Miller shares what movie prop he desperately wants to own, and we hear some of your responses.

You should follow Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson), Neil Miller (@rejects), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode39.mp3
Category:Filmmaker Interviews -- posted at: 3:36am EST

Scott C Goonies

On today's show we explore the most obvious cultural trend of our time -- the infusion of geeky stuff into the mainstream. We'll talk with Zero Charisma directors Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews about getting geek culture right in their fan favorite film portraying a D&D-like gaming group and their fragile leader.

Plus, Great Showdowns artist Scott Campbell (see above) explains why he puts smiley faces on everything and shares his towering movie passion.

And since I'm feeling overwhelmed by the amount of capes on the big screen, Agents of Geek founder Jim Napier drops by to lift my spirits by offering an optimistic outlook on the future of geek film properties.

You should follow Scott C. (@scottlava), Jim Napier (@jim_napier), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode38.mp3
Category:Director Interviews -- posted at: 8:48am EST

Kill Your Darlings

Donning some sweet spectacles again, Daniel Radcliffe returns to theaters this upcoming Wednesday as beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your DarlingsThe actor joins us to talk about finding that character and the hunt for great material.

Continuing that theme, Black List founder Franklin Leonard speaks with us in an extended interview on the website's 1st birthday as an outlet for aspiring writers to be discovered and receive feedback from industry professionals. What successes they've faced, what challenges lie ahead, and what changes we'll see in year two. All coming up on today's program as well as some advice from Geoff on knowing whether you're ready to have your work read by the big dogs.

You should follow The Black List (@theblcklst),Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode37.mp3
Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 10:08am EST

Gravity

Dear sweet lord it's finally here. Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity hits theaters which is bad news for Sandra Bullock's astronaut and great news for everyone else. Drew McWeeny joins us for a little Interrogation Reviewification where he explains the mind-evaporating nature of the movie without spoiling it.

Plus we chat with Rob Hunter about the best of the best coming out of Fantastic Fest (and where you can find them), and I harangue Geoff with a brief history of banned books being adapted to film.

You should follow Drew (@drewathitfix), Rob (@fakerobhunter),the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode36.mp3
Category:Movie Reviews -- posted at: 6:35am EST

The Shining Triplets

On this week's show, we launch a new feature called Convince Me, and in our inaugural edition, Geoff tries to convince me that The Shining deserves a remake (or re-adaptation if you're nasty). We tie all of that up nicely with a pink bow by discussing the Torrance family conspiracy doc Room 237 with Nonfics editor-in-chief Chris Campbell (who also tells us a bit about the brand new site and how he plans to convert more people into documentary lovers).

You should follow Chris (@thefilmcynic), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode35.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:17am EST

On this fun size edition of the program, Geoff defends Steven Spielberg's unfairly maligned War of the Worldsand I defend the unfairly maligned dumping ground of September-October as one of the very best times of the year for movie fans. It's a magical two months for one very important reason.

We'd also like to thank all of you for pushing us over 125,000 downloads last week. It means Geoff can finally afford shoes.

You should follow the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode34.mp3
Category:Movie Reviews -- posted at: 4:14am EST

World Trade Center

On this week's 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we're dropping the usual format for an extended roundtable conversation about terrorism and September 11th's effect on film and television. How has our consumption changed? What movie best captures the national spirit in the years following? How soon is too soon to directly confront a tragedy in fiction?

We're joined by Indiewire's TV Editor and Filmspotting: SVU Podcast co-host Alison WillmoreMovie Mezzanine founder and editor-in-chief Sam Fragoso, and FSR's own associate editor Rob Hunter.

You should follow Rob (@fakerobhunter), Alison (@alisonwillmore), Sam (@samfragoso), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode33.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:42am EST

The end is nigh, and speculation is high. Will Walt ride off into the blue sunset, or fall off his horse? If it's the latter, how many will he drag down with him? Will we ever get to see Badger's Star Trek episode?

With so many pressing questions, we turn to Breaking Bad expert Joanna Robinson to parse the crackpot theories and provide so many guesses about the final episode that we're sure to accidentally stumble upon the right answer.

Plus, FSR Associate Editor Rob Hunter joins us for our Fantasy Fall Movie Box Office and Prestige-Off draft, and the stakes couldn't be higher.

You should follow Rob (@fakerobhunter), Joanna (@quityourjrob), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more fun stuff on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode32.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 5:40am EST

Ferris Bueller

It's the time of year when children head back to campus, but even if you've already graduated, it's still easy to get into the trapper keeper mindset with movies. Beloved culture commentator Matt Patches joins us to celebrate and dissect the greatest movies about school (and escaping it) as we attempt to pinpoint the film that best encapsulates all the feelings we had waiting to be saved by the bell.

Plus, Lords of Salem director Rob Zombie joins us to explain making bad career choices as a viable career choice (including his forthcoming hockey movie), we deliver the news in only 3 words, and then we leave the kind words at home for the giant kind of shouting debate that Ben Affleck's Batman casting deserves.

You should follow Rob Zombie (@robzombie), Matt Patches (@misterpatches), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more fun stuff on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode31.mp3
Category:Director Interviews -- posted at: 7:03am EST

sxsw youre next

We've waited a long time to see You're Next, an even longer time to see All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, and we'll never get to see The Day the Clown Cried. While we tear-up about it, producer Keith Calder joins us to describe what it's like to see something you made collect dust on a shelf even as people clamor for its release. He'll explain one direction your luck can go in when your movie is being treated like a used mattress.

Plus, Geoff and I daydream about movies that could have been amazing if they hadn't burned in development hell and explore how to email a professional screenwriter looking for advice.

You should follow Keith Calder (@keithcalder), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more fun stuff on a daily basis.

And, as always, please send us your feedback.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode30.mp3
Category:Filmmaker Interviews -- posted at: 6:40am EST

Standing Up

Awkward as a nerdy kid at summer camp, we've built an episode focused on young people who are much, much stronger than they appear (and only some of them wear spandex). First up, an Interrogation Reviewification treatment of Kick-Ass 2 with Neil Miller. He's seen it and lived to the wipe bodily fluids off his shirt in the theater parking lot. 

Then we've got a candid interview with D.J. Caruso, whose family-friendly film Standing Up sees two young kids finding friendship in the midst of intensely cruel, mosquito-covered bullying. 

From Hit-Girl crushing skulls to coming-of-age on the lam, it's bound to be an adolescent-minded show. 

You should follow Neil (@rejects), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more fun stuff on a daily basis.

And, as always, please send us your feedback.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode29.mp3
Category:Director Interviews -- posted at: 5:02am EST

The Man Who Paints The Future

The fantastically talented TyRuben Ellingson has been painting the future for years. Getting his start as a VFX art director on Jurassic Park, he's gone on to envision vehicles, worlds and weaponry for James Cameron and Guillermo del Toro. His work can be seen this summer stomping in Pacific Rim and flying through Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, and we were lucky enough to speak with him about his sci-fi conceptual art.

Plus, Geoff defends screenwriter Damon Lindelof for saying he's tired of destruction porn, and we challenge ourselves to sum up the week's news in only three words.

You should check out Ellingson's website, and follow the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more fun stuff on a daily basis.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode28.mp3
Category:Filmmaker Interviews -- posted at: 4:51am EST

A Double Shot of Movie Drunks

Randy Quaid Independence Day

It's high time we celebrate the on-screen boozer who saves the day, adds some comic relief, falls into spiraling depression or a combination of all three. To do that, we've invited on Alamo Drafthouse Ritz programmer Tommy Swenson -- the man behind a tipsy August lineup in honor of The World's End -- who knows more than a thing or two about movie drunks.

Plus, our big interview this week is with Drinking Buddies writer/director/producer/editor Joe Swanberg who will take us into the craft brewery of his mind. Double plus, Geoff and I talk about intentionally bad movies, and tie it into the overall theme as loosely as possible by drinking a beer beforehand. And after. What? It was a long day. 

You should follow Joe Swanberg (@joe_swanberg), Tommy Swenson (@80s_Lightning), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) for more fun stuff on a daily basis.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode27.mp3
Category:Director Interviews -- posted at: 4:57am EST

Hiring a New Batman

Batman vs Superman

This week we answer the most important question of our time: how can a city the size of Detroit go bankrupt? It's crazy, and after figuring that out in about three minutes, we then spend twenty trying to game out what Warners has planned for Batman vs. Superman before pitching actors we want to see take on the cowl.

Plus, we've got an Interrogation Review of The Wolverine, and in case your brain is overwhelmed by things in capes, Geoff and screenwriter Brian Duffield explain what to do when you get an extreme case of writer's block.

You can follow  Brian Duffield (@brianduffield), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) for more fun stuff on a daily basis.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode26.mp3
Category:Movie Reviews -- posted at: 8:07am EST

San Diego Comic-Conquest 2013

Did you hear that this weekend is Comic-Con? It's true! It's weird that no one told you. Fortunately, this week's show features a visit to San Diego where our sentinels Robert Fure and Jack Giroux will tell us all the crazy stuff that's happening on the ground there in geek paradise (which happens to be a hotel room that's missing a bathroom door).

Plus, Geoff and I disagree wildly in our reviews of the new season of The Newsroom, and we prepare for the possibility of Spike Lee's retirement by discussing his legacy and forcing him to autograph old football paraphernalia.

You can follow Robert Fure (@robertfure), interviewer Jack Giroux (@jackgi), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) for more fun stuff on a daily basis.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode25.mp3
Category:Movie Reviews -- posted at: 6:21am EST

Canceling the Apocalypse

The dynamite is going boom this weekend with Pacific Rim, so we've got an interview with screenwriter Travis Beacham about building monsters with his brain. Plus, we present a handy pop quiz on earth-threatening, stories-tall beasts and some of the most ridiculous examples of them in movie history. You can play along at home, but just know that if you lose, Godzilla will find you and smash your house.

And as a magical bonus, Geoff has some advice about how to approach working screenwriters on Twitter for advice.  

Speaking of which, you can follow Travis Beacham (@travisbeacham), interviewer Jack Giroux (@jackgi), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) for more fun stuff on a daily basis.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode24.mp3
Category:Screenwriting -- posted at: 5:04am EST

Summer Movies You Can See in a Year

We're a little bit exhausted by the summer of 2013. To take a break from it, we wanted to look into the future, and even though there's a giant conversation to be had about Untitled Marvel Studios Movie hitting in 2016, we figured we'd keep it simple by only jumping ahead a year.

So we'll be getting excited about the bursting-with-potential summer movies of 2014, and Geoff will answer a listener's screenwriting question focused on which character romantic comedies should focus on. Plus, we've got an outstanding piece of orchestral music fresh out of the Warner Bros. studio to share with you. It's from a promising young composer with a Reddit-worthy story.

For more from us on a daily basis, follow the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on the Twitter.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode23.mp3
Category:Screenwriting -- posted at: 9:08am EST

DOMA Movies and the Indie Pains of Online Piracy

Not everyone knows what online piracy has done to indie filmmakers, so this week we have a pair of stories that try to shed some light into dark recesses. First, horror filmmaker Filip Tegstedt outlines the saga of futilely trying to find a distributor for a movie that had already been pirated, and then Cinedigm's Jill Calcaterra explains the company's new distribution partnership with BitTorrent.

Plus, Geoff and I offer up the Top Best Greatest Five Movies with which to celebrate the end of DOMA. Yes, it'll be fabulous.

For more from us on a daily basis, follow Cinedigm (@cinedigm), Filip (@thenorthlander), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on the Twitter.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode22.mp3
Category:Director Interviews -- posted at: 6:58am EST

The Best Weapon for the Zombie Meltdown

What's the perfect zombie-killing weapon? We settle the question with writer/director Joel Morgan, who may or may not be opening a crowbar store in the near future.

And if one Apocalypse isn't enough, we've got another in the form of comments made by Steven Spielberg about the inevitable "meltdown" of the Hollywood studio system. Geoff and I get our hands dirty with that one before appreciating and responding to this screenwriting post by Scott Myers at Go Into the Story.

Grab your crowbar and prepare yourself.

For more from us on a daily basis, follow Joel Morgan (@joelmorgan23), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on the Twitter.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Direct download: brokenprojector-episode21.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 3:50am EST