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Proud to announce our upcoming PODCRAWL with Gobbledygeek, The Feminine Critique, But You’re Wrong, Hollywood Huddle & So Let’s Get to the Point. All available on iTunes. See above for premiere dates.

Episode 83 - Sticking Up for the Little Guy with Lexi Alexander

LEXI ALEXANDER, Oscar-nominated director best known for “Green Street Hooligans” and cult classic “Punisher: War Zone,” joins me to talk about her journey to becoming a Hollywood filmmaker. Along the way, we touch on martial arts, being a stuntwoman, her short films and feature films, her cult status with comic book fans, and her advocacy in representing people exploited or ignored by Hollywood, including women and online file-sharing pirates. It’s a great talk! Enjoy!

00:00:00 - 00:07:53 Intro / Plugs
00:08:58 - Interview Open
00:11:23 - Lexi’s Martial Arts Years / Growing Up in Europe / Women in Sports
00:15:50 - Gender Equality & the United States / Women in Science & Hollywood
00:19:55 - Chuck Norris / Karate Competitions / The Art of Fighting
00:23:05 - Reality vs Fantasy / The Matrix / Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon / The Raid
00:24:33 - Acting / Being a Stunt Woman / Stunt Safety
00:27:55 - Being in the Mortal Kombat Live Tour / First Jobs / Batman & Robin
00:29:32 - Short Films / Film School / Tuition & Debt / Price of Education
00:35:00 - Johnny Flynton / Filmmaking / American vs European Directors / Dash Mihok / Oscar Submission Process / Effects of Being Nominated / Accolade Chasing
00:51:38 - Green Street Hooligans / Shorts vs Features / Performance in the U.S. / Elijah Wood / Charlie Hunnam
00:58:15 - Punisher: War Zone / Patton Oswalt / How Did This Get Made? / Comic Book Fans / Bittersweet Appreciation / Box Office Effects / Comic Properties / Being Pigeonholed as an Action Director
01:06:48 - The Expendabelles
01:08:18 - Online Piracy / File Sharing / Hollywood’s Exploitation of Crews and Indie Filmmakers / What Money Hollywood is Losing & Committing to Fighting Piracy / Torrent Sites / RIAA & Napster
01:15:32 - The Porn Industry & Online Piracy / Sexual Taboos in the U.S. / Who Pirates Movies
01:19:33 - The Pirate Community and Lexi Standing Up for the People / Control of Copying and File Sharing / Where the Money Is
01:21:30 - Geoblocking, Dubbing & Subtitling / Kimdotcom / Pirate Bay
01:27:06 - What Type of Director Lexi Is / Story / Shooting Action / Driven by Drama and Character Performance / Pan’s Labyrinth / Winter’s Bone / The Insider / Michael Bay
01:30:35 - Next Projects / TV / Turning Sights to International
01:32:19 - Advice for Filmmakers
01:34:30 - Final Comments / Outro

Lexi on Twitter

Stuff discussed on the show:
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Women and Minorities in Science
Patton Oswalt’s Review of Punisher: War Zone

Panic Attack! (2009) - A 5 min short movie directed and animated by Fede Alvarez

QuoterGal on Twitter - go get your design made!

Music on this podcast:

Artist: Fritz Monath - Song: Herbstduft
Artist: Santigold - Song: I’m a Lady

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Little Debby: Guardians of the Galaxy

Troy-Jeffrey Allen reviews “Guardians of the Galaxy.”


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Proud to announce our upcoming PODCRAWL with Gobbledygeek, The Feminine Critique, But You’re Wrong, Hollywood Huddle & So Let’s Get to the Point. All available on iTunes. See above for premiere dates.

Episode 82 - Breaking the Surface with Kenn Edwards

Podcaster, burgeoning stand-up, musician & music lover, KENN EDWARDS, joins me on the show to get down to the deep stuff. We address the love & hate relationship the film community has with filmmaker Kevin Smith and we discuss Kenn’s admiration for his idols — including Smith, “Weird” Al Yankovic and Chris Hardwick — and the transparency they share with their fans. We touch on Kenn’s own show and his recent interview with Yankovic, as well as what shapes people trying to do their own creative thing, and what sets Kenn apart from most: a positive, down-for-anything attitude. We finish up the episode with a lesson on concert-going etiquette, and Kenn and I play some well-established games.

Kenn on twitter
So Let’s Get to the Point podcast (and on iTunes)
Smoke Gets In Your Ears podcast
Project Batman

Music on this podcast:

Artist: Fritz Monath - Song: Togetherness
Artist: Cibo Matto - Song: Sugar Water - Viva! La Woman
Artist: Mick Boogie & Beastie Boys - Song: Jimmy James (Original Version) - Grand Royal

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Little Debby: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Paul Smith reviews “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”


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by Chris Weston
http://chrisweston.blogspot.co.uk/

so fucking good. love this artist.

by Chris Weston
http://chrisweston.blogspot.co.uk/

superb. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Episode 81 - The Cinematic Struggle with Joseph William Lewis

Filmmaker JOSEPH WILLIAM LEWIS joins me to talk about his passion for film and television. We talk about how he got interested in cinema, his influences, and the constant struggle to stay hungry and committed to the art form while fighting complacency. We touch on his independent pilot, “Nowheresville,” explore our similar tastes in films and film criticism, and drop major truth bombs during our review of Michael Bay’s new film, “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” ENJOY!

Smoke Gets in Your Ears - Joseph’s new podcast with AJ Wiley & Kenn Edwards
Nowheresville - Joseph’s pilot episode
Joseph on Twitter

Music on this podcast:

Artist: Fritz Monath - Song: Togetherness
Artist: Samuel L. Jackson & John Travolta - Royale with Cheese - Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
Artist: Kool & the Gang - Song: Jungle Boogie - Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
Artist: Ricky Nelson - Song: Lonesome Town - Pulp Fiction Soundtrack

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the similarities & differences between the BFI & Shout Factory Werner Herzog sets.

Episode 80 - Brainy Gamer Michael Abbott

Gaming writer and podcast host, MICHAEL ABBOTT (aka The Brainy Gamer), joins me on the show to talk about and dissect the current state of video games. We talk E3, the Big 3 (Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft), next gen consoles, AAA games vs indie games, manifesto & emergent gameplay, sports games, progressivism and the state of women as players in the medium. We touch on Destiny, No Man’s Sky, Gone Home, The Last of Us, Wolfenstein, Beyond: Two Souls, Assassin’s Creed, Kentucky Route Zero, MLB: The Show, and Anita Sarkeesian & her Feminist Frequency project.

A great listen! Enjoy!

Brainy Gamer
Brainy Gamer on iTunes

Music on this podcast:

Artist: Fritz Monath - Song: Togetherness
Artist: Sun Araw - Song: Horse Steppin - Hotline Miami Soundtrack
Artist: M|O|O|N - Song: Paris - Hotline Miami Soundtrack

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RIP Eli Wallach 1915-2014.

Indelible.
Superb.
One of the Greats.