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.

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

Retro Reviews 2 — Part-Time Characters

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The Part-Time Characters had an assignment this week- to watch classic movies they have had on their lists for too long. That’s right! We are back with another episode of Retro Reviews, where Bridget discusses Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sam watches The Goonies, Maria gives Goodfellas a shot and Adonis does pretty much whatever he wants.

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Top Book-to-Film Adaptations — Part-Time Characters

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For this week’s episode of Part-Time Characters, the friends get together to discuss their favorite movies based on books. With so many book adaptations, it was hard to whittle down the list. Just ask Sam.

However, we managed to get it done and bring you a diverse list- from young adult books, to horror adaptations and romantic historical dramas (cue Bridget’s extended sigh).

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Atomic Blonde, The Defenders, Ozark, and Detroit — Cinemaholics

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We had a special guest join us this week to help review Atomic Blonde. You might remember Robert Yaniz Jr. from our Alien: Covenant episode a few months back, but he also hosts his own entertainment podcast, Crooked Table. Robert gave us an early spoiler-free review of The Defenders Season 1, as well, which premieres August 18th on Netflix.

Will Ashton was out this week on vacation, but Maveryke Hines and myself came back to cover OzarkDetroitTo The Bone, and The Incredible Jessica James. We also introduced a new segment we’d love your feedback on: “Would you even watch this?” The rules are simple: one of us describes the trailer for an obscure movie as a pitch for the other person to go see it. Let’s see if we can do a better job hyping up audiences than the actual marketing for these movies (probably not).

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‘Atomic Blonde’ Looks Great But Pulls Too Many Punches

Atomic Blonde was directed by David Leitch, the stunt mastermind and co-director of the action-favorite, John Wick. Based on the graphic novel The Coldest City, this is a spy film with all the right moves, but does that hold true for the story itself?