Legends Podcasts

Legends Podcast #616; Dope (2015)

Director Rick Famuyiwa went from USC film school grad to Sundance darling to the Star Wars universe and was even the second of five directors attached to direct The Flash movie for WB DC. Common threads through his works are friendship and intersectionali

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Legends Podcast #615; Do the Right Thing (1989)

Spike Lee’s third film, released in 1989, presented a day-in-the-life portrait of a neighborhood: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, on the hottest day of the year. Boasting an all-star cast including Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo

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Legends Podcast #614; NOPE (2022)

Writer-director Jordan Peele followed up his genre-bending breakout hit Get Out with Us, a straightforward horror film. For his third outing, Peele returned to the mash-up: this time mixing neo-Western with a Close Encounters of the Third Kind (and a bit

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Legends Podcast #613; Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe concluded last year with the release of Ryan Coogler’s follow-up to 2018’s Black Panther. Following the unexpected death of Chadwick Boseman in 2020 from colon cancer, Marvel chose not to recast the role, in

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Legends Podcast #612; Most Dangerous Game (2020/2)

We’re ending the Most Dangerous Month where it began, with a remake of the 1932 classic based on the 1924 short story reimagined as a TV show released in short episodes on a steaming app in 2020, and then on another streaming service in 2021 when the fi

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Legends Podcast #611; The Hunt (2020)

We’re continuing the Most Dangerous Month with another movie with a controversial history. From director Craig Zobel and horror producer Jason Blum, this politically charged take on the human hunting genre was pulled from release after two high profile

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Legends Podcast #610; Get Duked! (2019)

We’re continuing the Most Dangerous Month with a British invasion and the film formerly known as Boyz in the Wood. The debut film from music video director Ninian Doff tells the tale of four boys from the mean streets of Glasgow on a Duke of Edinburgh A

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Legends Podcast #609; Battle Royale (2000)

We’re continuing the Most Dangerous Month with a Japanese cult classic that was effectively banned in the United States for over a decade. Based on the controversial 1999 novel by Koushun Takami, concerns over the film’s violent content and recent schoo

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Legends Podcast #608; The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

We’re kicking off 2023 with a month dedicated to hunting the most dangerous game: man! And we’re beginning The Most Dangerous Month by reviewing the film that started it all, the 1932 adaptation of the O.Henry award-winning Richard Connell short story

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Legends Podcast #607; Marvel Special Presentation Double Feature & 2022 in Review

Twenty Twenty-Two was a milestone year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It completed “Phase Four” with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, boasted the return of Sam Raimi to Marvel with Doctor Strange and Mulitverse of Madness, and saw one of its first

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