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

Good Time and Death Note Review — Cinemaholics

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I didn’t have enough time this week to do a formal review of Good Time, but our most recent episode of Cinemaholics sums up my thoughts pretty well. We also tackled Death Note, the Netflix Original Movie based on the anime series. It started out as a mini review, but Will Ashton and I went on for so long talking about it, the review hit feature length. We also talked about Leap! and Brigsby Bear.

This episode debuted our first ever “On Tap” segment. I interviewed Kayleigh Donaldson of Pajiba, and we unpacked the massive Handbook for Mortals controversy surrounding a YA book that supposedly cheated its way to the New York Times Bestseller List, perhaps to shore up a movie deal. It’s a fascinating conversation, and you can learn more about the story Kayleigh worked on about it here.

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Game of Thrones S7E6 Recap: Beyond the Wall

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We need to talk about the latest Game of Thrones episode and all the horrible things that happened. This week, instead of recapping everything that happened by location, we decided to go for a more unstructured alternative. Bridget and Maria pick out all of the moments from this episode that felt inaccurate, overdone or too deus-ex-machina. Which were a lot.

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Logan Lucky…Was That Supposed To Be Funny? — Cinemaholics

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Special guest Andy Herndon from The D-Cast came on Cinemaholics this week for a spirited discussion about Steven Soderbergh’s new film, the rural heist “comedy” Logan Lucky. Of course, we also found time to dig into some other notable films, including The Hitman’s BodyguardWind River (one of my favorite movies of the summer), and The Glass Castle.

Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines were also on the show this week, and we had a bit of a debate going on around Logan Lucky in particular. We also got some closure on Will’s opinion of Annabelle: Creation early on in the show, and Mav and I talked about a couple of shows we’ve been watching this week, including Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 on Netflix.

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Game of Thrones S7E5 Recap: Eastwatch

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Just because we are delayed in our Game of Thrones schedule does not mean we are not super excited and full of theories for the fifth episode of season seven, Eastwatch. For this week’s recap, Adonis and Bridget get together to discuss Jon’s new friendship with Drogon and possible romantic tension between him and Dany. Weird much?

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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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