Saturday, December 9, 2023

Podcast: The Broken Circle Breakdown, Top 3 Heartbreaking Stories, Oscar Reactions – Episode 55

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, with Blake still out sick (poor guy), Matt Oakes from Silver Screen Riot joins me once again as we review the Oscar Nominated film, The Broken Circle Breakdown. Due to it’s arduous nature, we decided to discuss our Top 3 Heartbreaking Stories, which cultivated a lot of emotion when thinking about these choices. We also discussed our reactions to the Oscars that happened last weekend, why the new Transformers looks awesome and why the visual effects industry needs a facelift. And per usual, we finish off the show with movies we’ve seen over the last week.

Please be keeping Blake in your thoughts as he continues to recover from his illness. He’s better but should be in the hospital for the next few weeks at a minimum. However, our interim co-host Matt did a fantastic job as usual and was even more funny on this episode. And we’ll forgive him for not being as big a Transformers fan as he should be. He will be at SXSW this week, so be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook and keep up with all of his well-written reviews.

Anyway, have fun listening to this week’s podcast. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comment section below. Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!

The Broken Circle Breakdown Movie Review (3:41)
    JD: A-
    Matt: C+

Top 3 Heartbreaking Stories (31:57)
Every year, the movies bring us films that are difficult in nature and are hard to watch. While some films bring you surface-level tear-jerking moments, others force you to peel back the layers to understand it’s true heartbreaking levels. This is always hard when you’re forced to remember these kinds of films, but at the same time, you re-discover why they are so wonderful stories despite it’s arduous nature. Keep in mind, this week’s Top 3 is SPOILER-filled since we are discussing why these films are heartbreaking, thus involves details that will spoil these films.

That being said, what would be your Top 3?


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– Latest Movie News (51:30)

This week we discuss our reactions to the Oscars and Ellen DeGeneres, which we seemed to be pretty split on. Regardless of what you thought of Ellen, the actual Oscars seemed to be pretty straight forward without much controversies. Whether that’s good or bad is another debate in itself. All in all, it’s hard to argue against the winners. We also discuss why the new trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction is awesome and how the visual effects industry is in dire need of changes. New reports have really brought up some interesting things that Hollywood needs to deal with.

    – Oscars reactions

    – New full-length trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction
    – VFX industry problems

– Movies We’ve Seen This Week
    JD: The Broken Circle Breakdown, Clear and Present Danger, In Fear, Dances With Wolves, Gravity, Children of Men
    Matt: 300: Rise of an Empire, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Divergent, Nymphomaniac Part 1, Grand Budapest Hotel, Bad Words, The Infinite Man

– Music

    Will The Circle Be Unbroken – The Broken Circle Breakdown Bluegrass Band
    About Today – Mark Isham/The National
    Arrival to Earth – Steve Jablonsky
    Gravity – Steven Price
    The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 55

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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