Tyler on Say Goodnight Kevin

2 May

Tyler was recently a guest on the Say Goodnight Kevin podcast to talk about his new documentary Reel Redemption.

The Fear of God: Pontypool

28 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan welcome Blake Collier to discuss Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool.

Episode 227: A Conversation with Bob Connally

26 Apr

In this episode, Tyler talks with MTOL reviewer Bob Connally.

Daddy Issues, by Bob Connally

24 Apr

David Zucker (one of the comedy geniuses behind Airplane! and The Naked Gun) stated in his “15 Rules of Comedy” that, “Two jokes at the same time cancel each other out. When an actor delivers a punchline, it should be done seriously. It dilutes the comedy to try to be funny on top of it. Likewise, if there is something silly going on in the background, the foreground action must be free of jokes and vice-versa.” There’s a scene about halfway through Man Camp where some of our characters find themselves in a bar fight that violates this very rule. The fight in the background is played for laughs as a couple other characters have a conversation that is also meant to be funny. It’s not that these are strict laws that must be adhered to, and if something works, then it works. But when you’re making your directorial debut with a broad comedy, you would do well to heed the advice of David Zucker. Unfortunately, first time director Nate Bakke did not.

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The Fear of God: Trick ‘r Treat

23 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat, starring Anna Paquin and Brian Cox.

The Fear of God: The Host

20 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Bong Joon-Ho’s The Host.

Tyler on Geek 101

13 Apr

Tyler recently guested on the Geek 101 podcast to discuss Batman Forever and The Riddler. Click here to listen.

Episode 226: A Conversation with Reed Lackey

9 Apr

In this episode, Tyler talks with writer Reed Lackey about his new film 40: The Temptation of Christ, now available on Amazon.

Into the Wilderness, by Tober Corrigan

9 Apr

“Then Jesus was led up by the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil, and when he had fasted forty days and forty night, afterward he was hungry.” – Matthew 4:1-2

Using the above as its narrative basis, Douglas James Vail’s 40: The Temptation of Christ takes on the task of explaining what exactly happened during those 40 days and nights. Aside from the three temptations of the devil, everything else that could have happened in the wilderness has been left to the imagination. Screenwriter Reed Lackey takes it from there, dancing a fine line between respect for the source material (all of Jesus’ dialogue comes from scripture) and using speculation to guide the film’s deeper emotional truths. 

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The Fear of God: Hard Candy

8 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss the controversial film Hard Candy.