FCP Episode 70: Beautiful Creatures, Final Oscar Predictions

podcast-logoThis episode of the Film Confessional Podcast has Joe Agee, Angela Fabbrini and Justin Jagoe sitting down to chat about Richard LaGravenese’s new film Beautiful Creatures, based on the popular novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl! After that, the crew makes their final predictions on who will be the big winners at this Sunday’s Academy Awards Ceremony! Do we know what we’re saying? Listen in and find out!

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Episode Agenda (total running time 0:54:22):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 18:41 - REVIEW: Beautiful Creatures
  • 42:54 - DISCUSSION: Final Oscar Predictions
  • 51:46 - Next Week/Close

Listen in the player below, or download the podcast directly as an mp3. Afterwards, please let us know what you think by commenting here, or sending us an e-mail to filmconfessional@gmail.com. To subscribe to the Film Confessional Podcast, click here. Otherwise, you can subscribe to us on iTunes!

beautiful-creatures-posterMusic Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • Billy Crystal’s 2000 performance at the Academy Awards

Notes/Corrections:

  • It is correct that David O. Russell did NOT earn a DGA Nomination for Silver Linings Playbook.

star-trek-into-darkness-posterNext Episode:

Episode 71 will have Angela and Justin sitting down with Joe Agee to discuss their picks for the most anticipated movies of the 2013 calendar year! What are we looking forward to? Which movies are we dreading? How many sequels can Hollywood ram down our gullets? Let’s see what’s in store for us!

FCP Episode 55: Wreck-It Ralph, Disney Acquires LucasFilm, Jason’s Film Confession

podcast-logoThis episode of the Film Confessional Podcast has Joe Agee, Angela Fabbrini and Jason Tucker sitting down to chat about Disney Animation Studios’ latest film Wreck-It Ralph, featuring the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman. Hear their thoughts on the film, as well as how the movie may or may not be the teensiest bit homophobic. That discussion segues into a discussion of one of the year’s biggest news stories - the acquisition of LucasFilm by Disney!

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FCP Episode 55: Wreck-It Ralph, Disney Acquires LucasFilm, Jason’s Film Confession

Episode Agenda (total running time 0:54:22):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 18:41 - REVIEW: Wreck-It Ralph
  • 34:48 - DISCUSSION: Disney Acquires LucasFilm
  • 42:54 - Film Confession: Jason Tucker
  • 51:46 - Next Week/Close

Listen in the player below, or download the podcast directly as an mp3. Afterwards, please let us know what you think by commenting here, or sending us an e-mail to filmconfessional@gmail.com. To subscribe to the Film Confessional Podcast, click here. Otherwise, you can subscribe to us on iTunes!

Music Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • Super Mario Bros. Theme,” as sung by the
  • “Theme to Final Fantasy,” by Nobuo Uematsu

Notes/Corrections:

  • The last James Bond movie by Pierce Brosnan was indeed Die Another Day, co-starring Halle Berry.
  • The Director of Gigli was Martin Brest, otherwise known for Beverly Hills Cop, Scent of a Woman and Meet Joe Black.
  • The Pauly Shore movie whose title Angela couldn’t remember was Son-In-Law.
  • George Lucas did NOT direct Howard the Duck or Willow.
  • As you’ll see in our “Next Episode” section, Episode 56 will not include a discussion of other movie presidents, as Angela had originally planned.

skyfall-posterNext Episode:

Episode 56 will have Angela and Justin sitting down to review Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, which many are considering to be this year’s Oscar front-runner. Jason also joins us to talk a bit about Sam Mendes’ film Skyfall, which many think is a contender for the best James Bond film ever. Tune in to see if we agree with that sentiment!

FCP Episode 54: Cloud Atlas, Actors Playing Multiple Roles, Justin’s Film Confession

podcast-logoThis week has Jason Tucker, Joe Agee and Justin Jagoe reviewing Cloud Atlas, the elaborate and expensive new film from the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer. Is the most expensive independent film of all time (and subsequently, a box office flop) an intricately woven epic, or just a complicated mess? Have a listen and find out. The trio also takes time to talk about some of their favorite films featuring actors in multiple roles, a topic that leads in to Justin’s Film Confession for the week!

FCP Episode 54: Cloud Atlas, Actors Playing Multiple Roles, Justin’s Film Confession

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Episode Agenda (total running time 0:58:15):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 8:25 - REVIEW: Cloud Atlas
  • 34:06 -  DISCUSSION: Actors Playing Multiple Roles in the Same Movie
  • 50:46 - Film Confession: Justin Jagoe
  • 57:05 - Next Week/Close

Listen in the player below, or download the podcast directly as an mp3. Afterwards, please let us know what you think by commenting here, or sending us an e-mail to filmconfessional@gmail.com. To subscribe to the Film Confessional Podcast, click here. Otherwise, you can subscribe to us on iTunes!

Music Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • Music from the Cloud Atlas Soundtrack, by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer
  • The Theme to “Austin Powers,” by George S. Clinton

Notes/Corrections:

  • Indeed, Tony Randall plays all seven of the Faces of Dr. Lao. Or at the very least, Randall is credited for all seven parts.
  • Peter Sellers’ final film role was indeed The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu.

wreck-it-ralphNext Episode:

It’s Video Game Week for the Film Confessional Podcast, as we sit down to review Disney Animation Studio’s new film Wreck-It Ralph. In this year of disappointing animated films, will it hold up? Tune in to find out!

FCP Episode 53: Hausu, Favorite Halloween Movies, Jason’s Film Confession

podcast-logoThis week, in honor of All Hallow’s Eve, Joe Zabel, Justin Jagoe and Jason Tucker together to talk about some of their favorite horror movies, including a full review of the truly, truly bizarre Nobuhiko Obayashi film Hausu! The movie is available on Hulu Plus. Jason closes up the episode with his personal Film Confession.

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FCP Episode 53: Hausu, Favorite Halloween Movies, Jason’s Film Confession

Episode Agenda (total running time 1:03:04):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 8:21 - REVIEW: Hausu
  • 27:01 -  DISCUSSION: Our Favorite Halloween Films:
    • Jason’s Pick: Evil Dead 2
    • Joe Z.’s Pick: The Silence of the Lambs
    • Justin’s Pick: Rosemary’s Baby
  • 48:23 - Film Confession: Jason Tucker
  • 55:46 - Film Calendar
  • 1:02:02 - Next Week/Close

Listen in the player below, or download the podcast directly as an mp3. Afterwards, please let us know what you think by commenting here, or sending us an e-mail to filmconfessional@gmail.com. To subscribe to the Film Confessional Podcast, click here. Otherwise, you can subscribe to us on iTunes!

Music Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • Music from the Hausu Soundtrack, by
  • “Goodbye Horses,” by Q Lazzarus
  • Music from Bride of Frankenstein, by Franz Waxman

Notes/Corrections:

  • Here is a list of some of Obayashi’s better-known films beyond Hausu:
    • Furimukeba Ai (1978)
    • Exchange Students (1982)
    • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (1983)
    • Lonely Heart (1985)
    • His Motorbike, Her Island (1986)
    • The Drifting Classroom (1987)
    • Chizuko’s Younger Sister (1991)
    • Sada (1998)
  • Anthony Hopkins is not the record-holder for the shortest performance to win a Best Actor Oscar. That would go to David Niven for the 15 minutes and 38 seconds he spent in Separate Tables. Hopkins, whose performance clocked in at over 16 minutes, was just edged out.

cloud-atlas-posterNext Episode:

Jason Tucker sits down to lead Justin Jagoe and Joe Agee through a discussion of Cloud Atlas, the latest film by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer. Jason has already copped to loving the movie, but how will Joe and Justin react? Listen in to find out! The trio also takes some time to discuss their favorite movies involving actors playing multiple roles. Be sure to cram in that Nutty Professor marathon while you still can!

FCP Episode 52: Looper, The Films of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joe A.’s Film Confession

podcast-logoThis week has our two Joe’s talking about another pair of Joe’s: the character(s) at the center of Rian Johnson’s time-bending new film Looper. Once they’ve closed the loop on that review, the duo takes some time to reflect on the still-young but illustrious career of Looper’s star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Joe Agee closes things up as he shares a not-so-trippy Film Confession.

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FCP Episode 52: Looper, The Films of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joe A.’s Film Confession

Episode Agenda (total running time 1:02:29):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 6:07 - REVIEW: Looper
  • 27:13 -  The Films of Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • 49:20 - Film Confession: Joe Agee
  • 57:33 - Film Calendar
  • 1:01:41 - Next Week/Close

Listen in the player below, or download the podcast directly as an mp3. Afterwards, please let us know what you think by commenting here, or sending us an e-mail to filmconfessional@gmail.com. To subscribe to the Film Confessional Podcast, click here. Otherwise, you can subscribe to us on iTunes!

Music Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • “Loop-de-Loop,” from Spongebob Squarepants
  • “Born to be Wild,” by Steppenwolf
  • “Dagger,” by Slowdive

Notes/Corrections:

  • Stay tuned for Joe A.’s picks for his favorite time-travel movies!
  • Link to stream the film Uncertainty on Netflix Instant.
  • This episode was recorded at Joe A.’s place, and during the confession segment Andrew happened to walk in, and it got the dog pretty damned excited. We apologies for the excessive noise, but make no apologies for the adorableness of the dog.

houseposter_500Next Episode:

In honor of Halloween, Joe Zabel, Jason and Justin sit down to what has resurged of late as a perennial J-horror classic, the campy and completely off-the-wall 1977 film Hausu (meaning “House”) by director Nobuhiko Obayashi. The movie is available to stream on Hulu and is available for Minneapolis viewers on Halloween at the Trylon Microcinema. The trio also takes some time, as was done last year, to talk about a few of their very favorite horror movies. The episode will be posted on All Hallow’s Eve, so be sure to keep an eye out for it on Wednesday!

FCP Episode 51: The Master, Fall Movie Preview, Angela’s Film Confession

podcast-logoThis week has Angela, Joe Agee and Justin Jagoe getting together to discuss the movies they are most looking forward to this Fall Movie Season, covering everything from Tarantino to Haneke to Wreck-It Ralph. Before that, though, Angela and Justin take a couple of minutes to share their thoughts on Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest, The Master. Once all’s said and done, Angela will close things up with her Film Confession.

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Episode Agenda (total running time 0:52:23):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 9:25 - REVIEW: The Master
  • ##:## - Fall Movie Preview
  • 41:49 - Film Confession - Angela Fabbrini
  • 1:01:06 - Next Week/Close

Listen in the player below, or download the podcast directly as an mp3. Afterwards, please let us know what you think by commenting here, or sending us an e-mail to filmconfessional@gmail.com. To subscribe to the Film Confessional Podcast, click here. Otherwise, you can subscribe to us on iTunes!

Music Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • “On a Slow Boat to China,” Performed by Bette Midler
  • “I Dreamed a Dream,” from Les Miserables, performed by Anne Hathaway

Notes/Corrections:

  • As usual, Justin was wrong. Wreck-It Ralph is the 52nd film in the Disney Animation Studios Canon (in case you’re curious, Film #50 is Tangled).
  • The Title of the Tony Kushner play Angela was referring to is The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. I know…shame on her for not remembering that.
  • The animated film Angela was thinking about that involves little people living in the junges is calle Epic.
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looperNext Week:

It’s just the two Joe’s on our next episode, and Monsieurs Agee and Zabel take the time to review Rian Johnson’s acclaimed new film Looper. Once they’ve closed the loop on that discussion, they plan to talk about the young yet illustrious career of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who doesn’t seem to believe in the concept of not working.

FCP Episode 50: Live From Gaylaxicon 2012 - The Geekery of Queer Cinema

podcast-logoThis week marks a big milestone for the podcast! In honor of recording a whopping 50 episodes, the entire Film Confessional Podcast quintet has gathered together to record. This episode is also special in another way, as we recorded the whole thing from our panel at Gaylaxicon 2012 in Minneapolis! The subject of our panel was “The Geekery of Queer Cinema,” which is explained in further detail. We also made some time to do a joint Film Confession, so everybody gets to embarrass themselves this week!

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Episode Agenda (total running time 1:02:28):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 9:25 - PANEL DISCUSSION: “The Geekery of Queer CInema”
  • 41:49 - Joint Film Confessions
  • 1:01:06 - Next Week/Close

Listen in the player below, or download the podcast directly as an mp3. Afterwards, please let us know what you think by commenting here, or sending us an e-mail to filmconfessional@gmail.com. To subscribe to the Film Confessional Podcast, click here. Otherwise, you can subscribe to us on iTunes!

Music Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Notes/Corrections:

  • More information on Gaylaxicon 2013 in Atlanta (or, as they call it, “Outlantacon”) is available here.

Next Week:

the-master-posterFor the second episode in a row we depart from our typical format to give our Fall Movie Preview. Joe Agee, Angela Fabbrini and Justin Jagoe will get together to talk about the movies they most dearly want to see in the final quarter of 2012. Angela and Justin also manage to find some spare time to squeeze in a review of Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Joe Schermann and Mark DiConzo Interview

podcast-logoIn Pepin and Stockholm Wisconsin, at the Flyway Film Festival, Jason has found some time between screenings to sit down and chat with Joe Schermann and Mark DiConzo, who were involved in the making of the Gary King film How do you Write a Joe Schermann Song. Listen to Joe and Mark talk about their film and what they love about the essence of Flyway!

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Joe Schermann and Mark DiConzo Interview

Interview Running Time:  0:05:41

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flyway-logoMusic Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Notes/Corrections:

  • Visit the Flyway Film Festival Website to see their movie lineup.

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Xan Aranda Interview

podcast-logoIn Pepin and Stockholm Wisconsin, at the Flyway Film Festival, Angela has found some time between screenings to sit down and chat with filmmaker, Advisory Board member and former Flyway jurist Xan Aranda. Listen to Xan talk about all the traveling she has done to promote her new film - currently under the working title of Mormon Movie - in addition to her storied history with Flyway!

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Xan Aranda Interview

Interview Running Time:  0:06:04

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flyway-logoMusic Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Notes/Corrections:

  • Visit the Flyway Film Festival Website to see their movie lineup.

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Jeremy Wilker Interview

podcast-logoIn Pepin and Stockholm Wisconsin, at the Flyway Film Festival, Angela and Jason found some time between screenings to sit down and chat with filmmaker and Flyway Advisory Board Member Jeremy Wilker. Listen to Jeremy talk about why he is a big supporter of Flyway and discuss his upcoming new gay comedy Death to Prom!

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Jeremy Wilker Interview

Interview Running Time:  0:09:03

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flyway-logoMusic Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Notes/Corrections:

  • Visit the Flyway Film Festival Website to see their movie lineup.