Retro Reviews 3: Yojimbo, Sound of Music & More

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This week on Part-Time Characters we delve into the old movie shelf and pick up some classic movies to talk about. Yup! It is time for our third Retro Reviews episode! Bridget talks about a sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Jenny watched the strangest movie ever made, Fantastic Planet, Sam watched one of the most praised musicals, Sound of Music, and I (Maria) watched the great Mifune in Yojimbo.

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‘Moana’ Is Basically ‘The Little Mermaid’ In Reverse

The idea is that Disney’s Moana is almost a perfect inverse of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and let’s not forget that both films were directed by the same duo: Ron Clements and John Musker.

Horror Movie Remakes & IT / Part-Time Characters

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This week on Part-Time Characters we face our biggest fears, whether it’s watching a horror movie from our childhood or talking face to face with Jerry-Garry-Larry. The gang gets together to discuss the remake of IT, adapted from Stephen King’s novel. We bring in a special guest to review the film and compare it to the classic TV movie from 1990 starring the one and only Tim Curry.

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Game of Thrones S7E7 Recap: The Dragon and the Wolf

 

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We didn’t want season seven to end and go unnoticed by Part-Time Characters. Bridget and Maria get together one last time to recap the season finale of Game of Thrones, The Dragon and the Wolf. The main characters finally leave their usual locations and meet in King’s Landing to discuss alliances and joining forces to fight the army of the dead.

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2017 Fall Movie Preview — Cinemaholics

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When we first sat down to list out our most anticipated fall movies for this Cinemaholics episode, I expected there’d be too many to count. In a way that’s true (we had to list out some honorable mentions, and even that wasn’t enough to cover everything), but I do think we’ve narrowed things down to a preview of films you should have your eye on.

And to make things easier, we inadvertently stuck with “categories” for our picks. I have some franchise films, Will Ashton chose a bunch of indie comedies, and Maveryke Hines stuck with horror for the most part. For obvious reasons, we don’t go into much detail about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which barely makes the cutoff anyway. Needless to say, we’re all going to check that one out.

So sit back and enjoy this list of Fall movies we plan on checking out over the next few months. And for those of you who voted for us to do this type of episode in our Twitter poll, thanks for helping out your fellow Cinemaholics.

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Our Top Sci-Fi Movies from the Seventies / Part-Time Characters

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This week the Part-Time Characters get together and discuss some of the best scifi films from the 1970s and how their creativiy paved the way for other amazing classics. Close Encounters of the Third Kind is celebrating its 40th anniversary which inspired Sam to select this week’s topic and show Bridget and Maria how many ’70s movies they need to watch.

Quote of the episode: The world needs more Atticus Finches -Sam Noland

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Best and Worst Time Travel Movies (According to Science) — Part-Time Characters

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For this week’s episode, Bridget and Sam tackle the paradoxical use of time travel in some of our favorite movies. They each pick their best and worst movies that use time travel correctly. For the record, they don’t mean to say these movies are necesarily bad or incredible, just that they weren’t as accurate about time travel as other movies have been. Continue reading Best and Worst Time Travel Movies (According to Science) — Part-Time Characters