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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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    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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    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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    03 – Die Hard

    September 12, 2014 · 0 comments

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    This week we’re identifying the 15 beats of Die Hard with Blake Snyder’s, Save The Cat.

    NYPD cop John McClane’s plan to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of pitiless terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

    With James, John, Paulie, Christian and Special Guest-Host Ethan Nicole (Axe Cop, Bearmageddon!)

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    This week we’re identifying the beats of Back to the Future with Blake Snyder’s, Save The Cat.

    A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. – IMDB

    With James, John, Paulie and Christian.

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    01 – Star Wars IV

    August 15, 2014 · 0 comments

    Star Wars Beatdown

    This week we’re identifying the beats of Star Wars IV: A New Hope with Blake Snyder’s, Save The Cat.

    Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. – IMDB

    With James, John, Paulie and Christian.

    Next week: Back to the Future

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    What happens when James is commanded by Axe Cop and Bearmageddon creator Ethan Nicole to read Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat? He shares that book with a few friends.

    • John Steinklauber: movie lover, podcaster, nice guy.
    • Paul Godbout: Writer, Rock Star, creative genius.
    • Christian Suddreth: pop culture critic, hilarious, total hipster.

    A podcast of course. Stay tuned to this spot for Movie Beatdown where each week we’ll be critiquing our favorite movies using the 15 beats of the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet (the BS2 as it’s known). You’ll discover an entirely new way to enjoy all of your favorite films.

    More info here as it comes available.