First Man

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Damien Chazelle is back with a new kind of space movie that zeroes in on a private man, dealing with family tragedy and carrying out an almost impossible task. Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy are awesome and are bolstered by a stellar supporting cast, well-integrated special effects and a bold score by Justin Hurwitz. Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer

A Star Is Born

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This week, Bradley Cooper impresses both of us with his debut film.  The combination of performances (Cooper, Gaga and Elliott, especially), original music and a strong directorial hand put this film at or close to the top of the list for this year. Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer

Hold The Dark

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This week we are excited to talk about Jeremy Saulnier's new film (written by Macon Blair).  Saulnier's follow up to Green Room sees Jeffrey Wright play a wolf tracker summoned to the extreme Alaskan wilderness to investigate the disappearance of a child.  We noodle through this complex and dark movie which has some great performances!  Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer

Fall Movie Preview and Oscar Predictions

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This week we are looking forward to the upcoming movies that interest us and we talk about whether they have a chance at Oscar glory. We also look back at the movies that we think hold Oscar-worthy performances.  Our next episode is number 200!! We will each count down our top 10 favorite movies of all time and debut a new logo! Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer

mother! redux

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Last year we talked about Aronofsky's mother! and we thought we knew what this allegorical film meant, but weren't sure.  We decided to revisit it in a year.  Since then we have found out that we both totally missed the main allegory and this week we try to figure out why. Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer

A Quiet Place

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This week we finally catch up with John Krasinski's feature directing debut with barely any dialogue.  He and his costars (including his wife Emily Blunt) keep a tense tone throughout this alien invasion/suspense movie.  We also get into it's fast pace and effective editing.  One of the best films of the year, so far!!  Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer

Mission: Impossible Fallout

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This week we talk about how Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt has to deal with the fallout of his past decisions while trying to prevent a nuclear fallout and trying not to fall out of a helicopter.  We have also deemed his on-screen running a national treasure.  Rebecca Ferguson is back and they get to fight with and against a scruffy Superman.  Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer

Sorry To Bother You

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Director Boots Riley brings you the most interesting and original movie of the year.  This thing has layers!  But it also has laughs, uncomfortable parts and Tessa Thompson!  Go see it, and watch for the apples.  There might be something there...  Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer

Ant-Man and the Wasp

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This week we watch the 20th movie in the MCU, but it still works well as a stand-alone superhero movie.  Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Co. get small, AND BIG while trying to figure out who they are fighting.  We also talk about the first rehearsals of Paul's play and Josh watching the Jaws Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh on Independence Day.  Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer

Hereditary

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This week we are back with our take on the creepy debut from writer/director Ari Aster.  We dig into Toni Colette's praise-worthy performance and the performances of her movie kids, Alex Wolff and Milly Shapiro.  Get your creepy life-like dollhouses ready!  Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer

Deadpool 2

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This week we catch up on what we were watching and talk about yet another superhero movie.  This one is Deadpool, though, so it's more than just a superhero movie.  They somehow found a way to stay true to the Deadpool ethos by subverting the genre that they are a part of, in a gloriously vulgar way!  It's their Basic Instinct!  Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer.  

Ready Player One

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This week we talk about how Spielberg adapted Ernest Cline's best-selling novel that celebrates pop culture from the 80's into a popcorn movie for the 2010's.  Josh read the book and Paul didn't, so we are able to come at it from different angles.  Subscribe on iTunes or Apple Podcasts:  https://itun.es/i6gB67Y  Check out our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/actorandengineer and follow us on twitter @actorengineer