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Filmwhys #60 Moon and Ghost Rider

The Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guests are Jess Rogers and Rachel Thuro from the Reel Insight Podcast who ask me why I hadn’t seen Moon, a low budget modern sci-fi classic that really showcased Sam Rockwell’s talent as an actor, and in return I ask them why they hadn’t seen Ghost Rider, Nicholas Cage’s first turn at playing a superhero who happens to turn into a guy with a flaming skull for a head.
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Filmwhys #59 The Double Life of Veronique and Blade II

Episode #59 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Dru Jeffries from 24 Panels Per Second who asks me why I hadn’t seen the Double Life of Veronique, the French and Polish doppleganger film from director Krzysztof Kieślowski before his famous Three Colors Trilogy. And in return, I ask him why he hadn’t seen the second film in the Blade trilogy and often considered the best one from director Guillermo del Toro shortly before he had done some of his best work with the two Hellboy films and Pan’s Labyrinth.
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Filmwhys #58 Dial M For Murder and Buckaroo Banzai

Episode 58 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Jay Cluitt from Life vs. Film who asks me why I hadn’t seen Dial M For Murder, one of Hitchcock’s classic murder mystery thrillers that’s full of twists and turns. And in return, I ask him why he hadn’t seen the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension which I have spared you the full title in this episode title where Buckaroo Banzai is a neurosurgeon, particle physicist, rock star who saves the world and becomes a superhero. Or at least we discuss what exactly makes a superhero in our opening topic.
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Filmwhys #57 Asphalt and the Lone Ranger

Episode #57 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Fritzi Kramer from Movies Silently who asks me why I hadn’t seen the 1929 German silent film Asphalt, one of the last silent films from Germany before sound films took over. And in return, I ask her why she hadn’t seen the 1956 version of the Lone Ranger which brought the adventures of the television series to the big screen for the first time in an adventure that surprisingly had some small similarities to the recent Johnny Depp movie.
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Filmwhys #56 Goodfellas and X-Men

Episode #56 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Nick Rehak from French Toast Sunday who asks me why I hadn’t seen Goodfellas, the quintessential Martin Scorsese film that makes the life of a gangster look almost glamorous. And in return, I ask him why he hadn’t seen the superhero film that really kicked off the modern era of superhero movies, Bryan Singer’s very first X-Men from 2000.
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Filmwhys #55 Battle Royale and Captain America 2: Death Too Soon

Episode #55 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guests are Jeff and Chris from the Really Awful Movies Podcast who ask me why I hadn’t seen Battle Royale, a violent Asian film that draws a lot of parallels to the Hunger Games except that it came out ten years earlier and was banned due to the violence. And in return, I ask them why they hadn’t seen Captain America 2: Death Too Soon, the 1979 TV movie that had very little to do with the actual comic book, but had Christopher Lee in it.
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Filmwhys #54 Surviving Desire and TMNT

Episode #54 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film podcast where my guest is Alia Miller from the Super Zero Podcast and What She’s Having Podcast who asks me why I hadn’t seen Surviving Desire, one of Hal Hartley’s early films that takes a unique look at a specific type of relationship. And in return, I ask her why she hadn’t seen TMNT, the 2007 animated film in between the original live action turtle films and the recent live action/CGI hybrid film-soon-to-be-films.
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Filmwhys #53 This is Spinal Tap and Doctor Strange

Episode 53 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Austin Shinn from A Flickering Life and The Film Room Podcast who asks me why I hadn’t seen This Is Spinal Tap, one of the early mockumentaries from Rob Reiner that was a very real-yet-absurd look at the fictional career of heavy metal band Spinal Tap. And in return, I ask him why he hadn’t seen Doctor Strange, one of the better Marvel animated films released through Lion’s Gate shortly before they became a box office juggernaut.
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Filmwhys #52 Primer and The Punisher

Episode 52 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Jason Soto from Your Face! who asks me why I hadn’t seen Primer, one of the most realistic examinations of how time travel might eventually work in the real world. And in return, I ask him why he hadn’t seen the 1989 Punisher starring 80’s action star Dolph Lundgren that never really got released in the US. And in return, he asks me why I hadn’t seen Primer one of the most realistic examinations of how time travel might eventually work in the real world.
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Filmwhys #51 The Silence of the Lambs and the Death of the Incredible Hulk

Filmwhys has returned! The intended 1 month-ish hiatus stretched out into 3 months, but we are back and episodes will be coming on a regular basis. In fact, two more episodes have already been recorded and will be posting every other week. No Filmwhys Extras for now, though they may return sporadically in the future. But for now, episode 51 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is David Babbitt from 24 Panels per Second who asks me why I haven’t seen the Silence of the Lambs, one of the few horror films that have won an Academy Award for Best Picture and introduced the world to Anthony Hopkins’ version of Hannibal Lecter. And in return I ask him why he hadn’t seen the Death of the Incredible Hulk, the last of the TV movies from the TV show with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno.
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