Date #13: “The Revenant” with Jon Olsen

I went to see The Revenant with comedian Jon Olsen. It’s the story of a young boy and his bear pal, journeying through the forest! As always, there are a lot of spoilers.

The Revenant

We saw trailers for:

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Date #12: “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” with Sharon Stiteler

Ba ba ba BAAAAH BAH! This week I go on a last-minute date with Sharon Stiteler to see one of the most anticipated movies of the year,  Star Wars: the Force Awakens. This is a spoiler heavy episode for a movie that came out last week, so be advised of that before listening!

Bill and Sharon at Star Wars

We saw trailers for:

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Date #11: “The Peanuts Movie” with Katie Sisneros

This time I went to see The Peanuts Movie with the multi-talented Katie Sisneros. We talk about nostalgia, franchise films, and reintroducing beloved characters to a new generation.

The Peanuts Movie

We saw trailers for:

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Date #10: “Steve Jobs” with Jerry Belich

I went on a movie date with artist/programmer/designer Jerry Belich to see Steve Jobs, the not-a-biopic. Steve JobsWe saw trailers for

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Date #9: “Spectre” with Sharon Stiteler

This time I go on a movie date with my wife Sharon Stiteler, ailment and we talk about our history with Bond films, Daniel Craig, and what makes a “good” Bond film.Spectre

We watched trailers for:

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Date #8: “The Martian” with Matthew Foster

This date I saw The Martian with Matthew Foster: we talk about art house fare, predictability as a good and bad thing, and Lars von Trier.

The Martian

We saw trailers for:

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Date #7: “Black Mass” with Tim Wick

This episode I went to see Black Mass with Twin Cities impresario Tim Wick. We talk about Oscar-bait, movies “based on a true story” and the appeal of gangster films.

Black Mass

We also watched the trailers for

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Date #6: “Trainwreck” with Leann Olsen

This week I go on a  movie date with Leann Olsen to see the new film by Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow: Trainwreck. Along the way we talk about growing up, ampoule having kids (or not), recipe and trying to figure out why we relate to lifestyle movies we never wanted to live.Train wreck

We also watched trailers for:

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Date #5: “Bloodsucking Bastards” with Sam Landman

 

This week I go on a date with playwright and actor Sam Landman to see Bloodsucking Bastards, talking about movies you have to sit and watch if they’re on (whether you love or hate them), and get shushed during the commercials, a first for me.

bloodsucking_bastardsIn addition we watched the trailers for

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Date #4: “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” with Paul von Stoetzel

This week I go on a date with filmmaker Paul von Stoetzel of Killing Joke films to see the most popcorn of popcorn films: Mission Impossible: Rogue NationIt’s a lively discussion about Tom Cruise and a variety of other filmmakers.

This date was recorded at the bar in the theater, so there’s a little bit of background noise, which I tried to mitigate.

MI: Rogue Nation

Trailers we watched:

  • Star Wars: the Force Awakens
  • The Martian
  • Spectre
  • And a trailer for the Atmos sound system

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(and yes, I forgot to take a photo of Paul and I in the theater)

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