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  • 13 – Toy Story

    July 31, 2015 · 0 comments

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    We’re identifying the beats in Pixar’s 1995 hit, Toy Story! This movie turned out to be a lot more challenging than we first thought. Be amazed as James goes full-on Buzz Lightyear fanboy.

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    12 – Jurassic Park

    July 17, 2015 · 0 comments

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    We’re identifying the beats in 1993’s Jurassic Park. Is Hammond the real protagonist or is he a little flannelgraph god? Is the truck in the tree scene symbolic of how nature can’t be controlled? Tune in! We also announce the winners of our Save The Cat book giveaway contest.

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    James and Paul return, identifying the beats in 1984’s Ghostbusters. How can a movie that misses so many beats be such a success? Would it be if released today? Enjoy the discussion!

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    10 – Can’t Hardly Wait

    February 13, 2015 · 0 comments

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    We’re giving the Save The Cat treatment to 1998’s “Can’t Hardly Wait”. This one was a lot of fun… and a lot to learn.

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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    James, John, Paulie and Christian beat out Guardians of the Galaxy according to the 15 beats taught by Blake Snyder in his book Save the Cat and Save the Cat Strikes Back.

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    Guardians of the Galaxy – A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. – IMDB

    Written by: James Gunn and Nicole Perlman.

    Hosts: James, John, Paulie, and Christian.

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    08 – The Princess Bride

    November 21, 2014 · 3 comments

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    James, John, Paulie and Christian are joined by Stephen Schleicher of MajorSpoilers.com as we beat out The Princess Bride.

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    The Princess Bride – A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather). – IMDB

    Written by: William Goldman (Book & Screenplay)

    Hosts: James, John, Paulie, and Christian.

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    07 – V for Vendetta

    November 7, 2014 · 0 comments

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    Remember, remember the 7th of November. Okay so we missed it by a day (it was recorded on the 6th). This episode we’re arguing about themes, how many protagonists, and story lines there are. All in good fun. With amazing visuals and dialog that the Wachowskis are known for, we bring you our best attempt at the V for Vendetta BS2.

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    V for Vendetta – In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. – IMDB

    Written by: Andy Wachowski (screenplay), Lana Wachowski (screenplay), and David Lloyd (Graphic Novel)

    Hosts: James, John, Paulie, and Christian.

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    06 – World War Z

    October 24, 2014 · 0 comments

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    It’s October and we wanted to review a screenwriting train wreck… so with at least 4 screenwriting credits listed in IMDB we chose a film so bad it’s scary.

    United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. – IMDB

    With James, Paulie, and Christian.

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    05 – ParaNorman

    October 10, 2014 · 0 comments

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    This week we’re identifying the 15 beats of ParaNorman according to Blake Snyder’s, Save The Cat.

    A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. – IMDB

    With James, John, Paulie, and Christian.

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    This week we’re identifying the 15 beats of Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring with Blake Snyder’s, Save The Cat.

    A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron. – IMDB

    With James, John, Paulie, and Christian.

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