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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Most people attending Solo: A Star Wars Story will do so this weekend more out of curiosity than anything else.  Han Solo is arguably the most popular character in this series’ overstuffed cannon, but his origins are his least interesting aspect.  Does his background really matter?  Do you care where he came from?  Do you […]

| May 26, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #45: Star Trek Month, Part 1

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #45: Star Trek Month, Part 1

This episode kicks off Star Trek Month on The Pod Bay Doors, as Doug and Jerry boldly go where many have gone before, discussing Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Jump ahead? Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn @ 52:09 Star […]

| May 8, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #42: The Great Dictator (1940)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #42: The Great Dictator (1940)

This episode, Doug and Jerry celebrate the birthday of Charlie Chaplin while skewering the madness of Hitler, also born last week, with Chaplin’s first talkie and first talkie masterpiece The Great Dictator (1940).

| April 23, 2018
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Ebertfest 2018, Day 3

Ebertfest 2018, Day 3

Well . . . you can win ‘em all. Day 3 of Champaign, Illinois’ 20th Ebertfest was packed with the usual fan excitement amid a cold weather pattern that seemed to be improving.  One could only hope that the roster of movies featured on the schedule were worth getting excited about.  Save for American Splendor, […]

| April 21, 2018
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Ebertfest 2018, Day 2

Ebertfest 2018, Day 2

     Day 2 of the 2018 edition of Ebertfest and a cold wind is proving to be the festival’s only unwelcomed guest.  Once inside, all is well.  The day started with a panel discussion at the Hyatt sponsored by Rotten Tomatoes on the future of film criticism.  Chazz Ebert managed to gather the site’s cream […]

| April 20, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #37: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #37: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

This episode, in our second Easter tribute, Jerry and Doug get serious and discuss Martin Scorsese’s highly controversial The Last Temptation of Christ, a movie that dares to explore the mystery of Jesus’ duality. Is it blasphemy? Is it devout? Is it both?  We are going to open up the discussion and let you decide.

| March 26, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #30: Three from Truffaut Vol. 1

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #30: Three from Truffaut Vol. 1

This episode, Doug and Jerry jump across the pond to Paris to discuss Francois Truffaut’s first three films: The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player and Jules and Jim in commemoration of his (and Doug’s) birthday on February 6th. Alons-y! Cet épisode, Doug et Jerry sautent de l’autre côté de l’étang à Paris pour discuter […]

| February 6, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #23: Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #23: Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)

Doug and Jerry take a special trip to a galaxy far, far away to discuss Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII:The Last Jedi. A warning: we are both lifelong Star Wars fans and we both loved it. SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! […]

| December 21, 2017
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