Mystery Machine, by Bob Connally

14 Feb

At the age of 12, Abe Applebaum solved “The Case of the Missing Fundraiser Money.” This led to a career as a kid detective, solving mostly minor cases for his classmates in his small town of Willowbrook, becoming a local celebrity. His secretary, Gracie, “worked for soda pop.” When they were 14, Gracie was kidnapped and Abe felt the weight of expectation to bring her home. Nearly 20 years later, Abe (Adam Brody) is still a detective with his own office in Willowbrook. Sadly though, Abe sees himself as an utter failure for not finding Gracie and the people of the town are no longer impressed by his past achievements.


Episode 238: A Conversation with Katie Leigh and Will Ryan

27 Jan

In this episode, Tyler is joined by voice actors Katie Leigh and Will Ryan to discuss their respective careers.

Episode 237: Blow the Man Down

15 Jan

In this episode, Tyler discusses Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy’s Blow the Man Down and Wayne Kramer’s The Cooler.

The Light University

7 Jan

A new film history class taught by Tyler Smith is available at The Light University. A four-part, six-hour class that takes the student through the artistic and technological developments of film from its inception, “Film History 101” is a great primer for the budding film student! Only $49.99!

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Breaking the Sound and Sight Barrier, by Reed Lackey

18 Dec

It is a rare gift to stumble across a film about which you had heard and seen almost nothing and discovering a work of precision, artfulness, and profound emotional resonance. Silence & Darkness, the debut feature from writer and director Barak Barkan, is an intimate and deeply compelling work, inviting viewers into a hypnotic world between two sisters – one blind, the other deaf – and the terror and hope that is present in the life they share together.


Episode 236: A Charlie Brown Christmas

18 Dec

In this episode, Tyler discusses Bill Melendez’ A Charlie Brown Christmas.

The Fear of God: Halloween (2018)

15 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss David Gordon Green’s Halloween!

The Fear of God: Alien: Covenant

8 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.

The Fear of God: The Shallows

1 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows.

Naughty and Nice, by Bob Connally

29 Nov

In 1987, Mel Gibson played Martin Riggs, a cop with a death wish in Lethal Weapon, which has become an untraditional Christmas classic. 33 years later, Gibson is back for more Christmastime violence – in the role of Santa, no less – in the gleefully inventive Fatman