Monday, February 26, 2024

Podcast: The Monuments Men, Top 3 Actor/Director Movies, February Preview – Episode 51

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we review George Clooney’s latest film, The Monuments Men starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett and several others as well. Going off that, we discuss our Top 3 Actor Turned Director Movies, which is one of the hardest Top 3’s we’ve ever done. We also take a look at February and what you can expect this month as well as finishing off the show with films we’ve seen over the last week.

This week we had no guest due to some scheduling conflicts and Blake was a little under the weather last weekend. Chris Ramey from was supposed to join us but was unable to at the last minute. However, I do want to encourage you to check out his website and follow him on Twitter! We had a great hostful show and was able to really dive deep in our review of The Monuments Men. I also want to encourage you to stay till the very end, there’s a special little gift there for you that I hope you enjoy.

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

The Monuments Men Movie Review (4:33)
    JD: C-
    Blake: C

Top 3 Actor Turned Director Movies (33:50)
Over the years we’ve seen many, many actors take their hand to directing and while not all of them have been gems, there have been some that have become classics. In some instances, like Ben Affleck for example, he not only became a great director but arguably a better actor when he started directing. In any case, it would of been hard enough to do a top 3 on just actor turned directors. But when we took it a step forward and picked movies, it was really tough to narrow it down to just three. However, we came up with some great movies for our lists. What would be your Top 3?


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February Preview (1:02:49)

February is shaping up to possibly be a descent month, especially for a month early in the year. January and February are usually months that studios use for experimental movies or films that aren’t high on their priority list. However, this February could be descent (we’re at least hoping). Anyway, here are some the films we discussed and previewed:

The Monuments Men, The Lego Movie, RoboCop, Winter’s Tale, Pompeii, Three Days to Kill, Non-Stop, The Wind Rises, Son of God

What do you think? Are you looking forward to any of these?

– Movies We’ve Seen This Week
    JD: The Monuments Men, Crazy, Stupid, Love., The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Godfather II, Turbo, I, Frankenstein (PS – I, Frankenstein was cut and will be this week’s bonus content. Be on the lookout as we had a pretty interesting discussion on Aaron Eckhart)
    Blake: The Monuments Men, Margin Call, The Paperboy

– Music

    Opening Titles (The Monuments Men) – Alexander Desplat
    For The Love Of A Princess – James Horner
    Everything is AWESOME!!! (Featuring the Lonely Island) – Tegan and Sara
    The Snail is Fast – V12 and Nomadik
    The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 51

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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