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Hosted by Henry Faherty, Paul Davis, and Chloe Strauss. Produced by Henry Faherty (The Music Buds & You Don't Need Anyone...) Continue Reading >>
A Diary of Movies and Other Life Experiences

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Episode 233: Bring it On & Friday Night Lights Hey film buds,School is a cinematic place, full of opportunity for different kinds of storytelling. For today’s episode we’ll be looking at School Athletics with Cheerleaders and Jocks. Our main reviews will be Bring it On and Friday Night Lights where we’ll discuss these character types and story structures. Beyond that we’ll discuss the history of sports in school, What We’re Watching, and more. And so you don’t get too far behind on the class materials, check out last week’s episode. Thanks y’all,The BudsEpisode GuideShow Open - 00:00IntroductionsOpening ChatSports in Education - 15:42Bring it On (2000) - 24:57Review and DiscussionFriday Night Lights (2004) - 47:20Review and DiscussionEnd of Show - 01:14:35What We’re WatchingTotal Runtime - 01:20:31Be a Friend to the Film Buds:thefilmbuds.comThe Buds on PatreonThe Buds on bandcamp@filmbuds on Twitter@thefilmbudspodcast on InstagramPaul’s Letterboxd
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Episode 233: Bring it On & Friday Night Lights Hey film buds,School is a cinematic place, full of opportunity for different kinds of storytelling. For today’s episode we’ll be looking at School Athletics with Cheerleaders and Jocks. Our main reviews will be Bring it On and Friday Night Lights where we’ll discuss these character types and story structures. Beyond that we’ll discuss the history of sports in school, What We’re Watching, and more. And so you don’t get too far behind on the class materials, check out last week’s episode. Thanks y’all,The BudsEpisode GuideShow Open - 00:00IntroductionsOpening ChatSports in Education - 15:42Bring it On (2000) - 24:57Review and DiscussionFriday Night Lights (2004) - 47:20Review and DiscussionEnd of Show - 01:14:35What We’re WatchingTotal Runtime - 01:20:31Be a Friend to the Film Buds:thefilmbuds.comThe Buds on PatreonThe Buds on bandcamp@filmbuds on Twitter@thefilmbudspodcast on InstagramPaul’s Letterboxd
Episode 232: Dead Poets Society & School of Rock Hey film buds, With the dog days of summer, so too arrives the start of a new school year. So, this month on the Film Buds, we are going Back to School. For our first episode, we are going into movies about teachers that inspire. We discuss education in America, review Dead Poets Society & School of Rock, get caught up on the HBOMax/Discovery drama, and more. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out last week’s episode, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter. Thanks y’all, The BudsShow Open - 00:00IntroductionsOpening ChatA Brief History of Education in America - 09:41Dead Poets Society (1989) - 23:15Review and DiscussionSchool of Rock (2003) - 42:47Review and DiscussionEnd of Show - 01:00:53Teachers We RememberWhat We’re WatchingHBOMax & Discovery+Total Runtime - 01:24:33Be a Friend to the Film Buds:thefilmbuds.comThe Buds on PatreonThe Buds on bandcamp@filmbuds on Twitter@thefilmbudspodcast on InstagramPaul’s Letterboxd
Episode 231: Piranha & Piranha 3D Hey film buds, For our final episode of the Summer Movie Season, we wanted to send y’all off with a bang. Something that had a little bit of it all. Sex. Violence. Heat. You know? The good stuff. Sure enough we found the perfect movies to deliver on the premise. This week, as a mirror to our previous Shark Week Episode and as a grand finale to our Summer programming, we are proudly reviewing both Piranha and Piranha 3D. But we also have a little more in store, with some information on real life predators and a brief history of the Texas Aquarena (RIP 1950-1996). Introduction - 00:00Opening ChatWhat Makes Water Scary? Deadly Predators & The Aquarena - 12:15First on the list is Piranha. Roger Corman produced and Joe Dante directed, the film is a B-movie creature-feature to the bones. It was hot on the heels of Jaws, and tapped into a zeitgeist fueled by a Horror boom at the time. We review the film as well as discuss how well it has aged, the merits of a good B-movie, and Joe Dante’s other works. Piranha (1978) - 31:24Review and DiscussionPiranha 3D is the 2010 remake. Directed by Alexandre Aja, the film takes its cues from the original but finds new waters to swim in. It is as equally a film of its time as its predecessor, riding  the Horror remake and 3D waves at the time. We discuss the film as a remake, how it achieves its goals, and how both films rank on our Summer Heat Index. Piranha 3D (2010) - 53:33Review and DiscussionOur final discussion is a simple one. We begin with What We’re Watching. Then, we talk all about the trailers and news that came from SDCC last week. Lastly, Lauren has a request for all y’all listening out there. End of Show - 01:18:37What We’re WatchingSDCC News & ReactionsIf you haven’t already, be sure to check out last week’s episode. Also, be sure to check in next week when we start our Back to School season. Thanks, y’all, The BudsTotal Runtime - 01:28:13Be a Friend to the Film Buds:thefilmbuds.comThe Buds on PatreonThe Buds on bandcamp@filmbuds on Twitter@thefilmbudspodcast on InstagramPaul’s Letterboxd </stro
Episode 230: Heat and Pain & Gain Hey film buds,You know what statistics always fluctuates with the weather? Crime rates. Truly folks, it does in fact seem that when the sun is out, so too are guns out. And America has its own very particular relationship to both guns and crime. So for this week’s episode we’ll be reviewing two high-intensity crime movies: Michael Mann’s Heat and Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain. Introduction - 00:00Opening ChatHeist Films American Cinematic and Real World Robbery: A Brief History - 14:46Michael Mann is known as one of the highly awarded and considered criminal film and television producers of his time. Heat is considered his masterpiece, balancing storytelling craft with technical wizardry. We’ll talk about how it holds up to the label of masterpiece, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro sharing the screen, and character likability. Heat (1995) - 29:54Michael Mann Background InfoReview and DiscussionNext up, and almost 20 years later is Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain. No one makes a movie like ole Kaboom himself, so Michael Bay meets True Crime has all the potential in the world. Plus, what could be more summer than a Florida set story about gym-rats and bodybuilders? We’ll discuss where it ranks on our cinematic heat index, Dwayne Johnson’s career, and how best to consume non-fiction. Pain & Gain (2013) - 55:55Review and DiscussionWe start the end our show with a traditional What We’re Watching with a little of What We’re Going to See. Then we react to the House of the Dragonand Halloween Ends trailers. To end our discussion today we also talk about what’s on the horizon for the film buds next week.End of Show - 01:28:28What We’re WatchingHalloween Ends TrailerIf you haven’t already, make sure you check out last week’s episode. Also, be sure to read our review of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. Thanks y’all,The BudsTotal Runtime - 01:36:00Be a Friend to the Film Buds:thefilmbuds.comThe Buds on PatreonThe Buds on bandcamp@filmbuds on Twitter@thefilmbudspodcast on InstagramPaul’s Letterboxd
Episode 229: Body Heat & Wild Things Neo Noir Double Review Hey film buds,What is it about the heat that makes some folks’ morals melt? With the fun, poppy ideas of Summer Magic also comes something of a dark Summer Curse, leaving some people bound by their worst impulses. Today’s episode is diving headlong into moral ambiguity, existential dread, and murder with an episode all about Neo Noir. Introduction - 00:00Opening ChatWhat Makes Summer SexyA Brief Noir History - 22:24First is the 1981 Lawrence Kasdan classic, Body Heat. The film dedicatedly sticks to a classic Noir structure and is largely considered the true first film of the genre’s resurgence in media. Plus it is a movie that makes Summer look hot. We’ll discuss the noir genre, how films achieve a hot look, and more, as well as review the film at large.Body Heat (1981) - 31:12Review and DiscussionSecond is the John McNaughton directed Wild Things. The film is most notably known as “that film with that Denise Richards/Neve Campbell make-out”. We’ll review the film as well as discuss the fairness of its reputation, what can ruin a sex scene, and where the film fits in the Neo Noir cannon. Wild Things (1998) - 49:46Review and DiscussionFor our final discussion we’re keeping it brief. First, we’ll talk about What We’re Watching and the Collection. Then we’ll move on to Rob Zombie’s Munsters movie. And last we’ll discuss our new written review of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. End of Show - 01:11:50The CollectionThe Munsters TrailerIf you haven’t already, be sure to check out last week’s episode. Also make sure to come back next week when we go on a crime wave. Thanks as always y’all,The BudsTotal Runtime - 01:21:07Be a Friend to the Film Buds:thefilmbuds.comThe Buds on PatreonThe Buds on bandcamp@filmbuds on Twitter@thefilmbudspodcast on InstagramPaul’s Letterboxd
Episode 228: The Endless Summer & Summer of Soul Hey film buds,Summer is a unique time of year. It conjures up both the excitement of possibility and the nostalgia of Summers-past. And though we all have different ways of enjoying it, we all feel that Summer call to shed layers and run out into the heat. Though it is certainly fun to experience that Summer feeling in the fantastical films of Jaws or Do the Right Thing, we thought it could be just as fun to experience something grounded in reality with two documentary films. Introduction - 00:00Opening ChatSummer SeasonFirst is one of the most iconic films in documentary and sporting history; The Endless Summer. It was a labor of love, working in an old-fashioned documentary form, and it is often credited with being the film that made surfing mainstream. We’ll discuss the history of surfing, how it evokes that Summer feeling, and surfing in movies overall. The Endless Summer - 13:04History of Surfing Review and DiscussionOur second film is one that recently won the Oscar for Best Documentary. Questlove’s Summer of Soul is a concert movie event that captures the power, fun, and energy of a moment forgotten to time. We’ll discuss how documentaries changed, why concert movies do or don’t work, and more. Summer of Soul (Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) - 36:12Review and DiscussionTo close out our show we’ll talk about what we’re watching, media news, and more. End of Show - 51:27Be sure to come back next week, and make sure you check out last week’s episode. Also be on the look for our Marcel the Shell With Shoes On review next week. Thanks y’all,The BudsTotal Runtime - 57:30Be a Friend to the Film Buds:thefilmbuds.comThe Buds on PatreonThe Buds on bandcamp@filmbuds on Twitter@thefilmbudspodcast on InstagramPaul’s Letterboxd
Bonus Podcast #14: Jan. 10, 2021 - Disney Live-Action Films (Alice Through the Looking Glass, Pete's Dragon, Beauty and the Beast, Christopher Robin, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms) Enjoy some extra content this week with a previously recorded Film Buds bonus episode covering Disney live-action films featuring Henry, Paul, and guest co-host Henry Wilkinson! Our conversation includes Alice Through the Looking Glass, Pete's Dragon, Beauty and the Beast, Christopher Robin, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Follow The Film Buds:Patreon: Patreon.com/TheBudsWebsite: TheFilmBuds.comBonus Shows: Thefilmbuds.bandcamp.comEmail: Thefilmbudspodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @filmbudsLetterboxd: @HenryFaherty & @PBDJ92Instagram: @thefilmbudspodcastThe Music Buds: TheMusicBuds.com
Episode 227: All the President's Men & Do the Right Thing (July 4th) Hey film buds,Happy Independence Day to those who celebrate. I guess that’s something a lot of us have in common: independence days from Britain. July 4th is of a certain interest to me because in many ways I feel it has become Summertime Christmas. It is a holiday that feels with each passing year more and more divorced from whatever it was supposed to be about. For many, a holiday that celebrates a declaration of war has now become apolitical. But the truth is, no part of American history is apolitical and so we’re bringing some civic topics to today’s episode. Introduction - 00:00Opening ChatIndependence DayEarly American History (A Sloppy Crash Course) - 15:16For our first discussion, we’ll review All the President’s Men. The film was based on a book written by the reporters who broke the Watergate scandal, giving it gripping realism. We’ll discuss the modern day potency of the Watergate scandal, the depiction of history, and what it says about America in that moment. All the President’s Men - 33:36Review and DiscussionOur second film may deal with still entirely too topical of ideas and imagery, but is actually nearing 40 years old: Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. It is a complicated masterpiece about intersection of love, hate, legacy, pride, and race. We’ll discuss how the film is still relevant today, Spike Lee’s style, and depictions of one of the world’s most renown cities, New York. Do the Right Thing - 57:02Review and DiscussionThat’s all there is this week folks. Be sure to listen to last week’s episode, and be sure to come back next week when we review some summer documentaries. Also, sign up for our newsletter. End of Show - 1:23:54Happy 4th of July, y’all, and remember that the ideas of life, liberty, and property, the ideals of this Republic that we hold dear, are a promise we must keep and protect together. For ourselves, and our posterity. Thanks y’all, The BudsTotal Runtime - 01:27:24Be a Friend to the Film Buds:thefilmbuds.comThe Buds on PatreonThe Buds on bandcamp@filmbuds on Twitter@thefilmbudspodcast on InstagramPaul’s Letterboxd
Episode 226: Freaky w/ Madelaine Davis (Pride Month) Hey film buds, Art is a place to explore. To dive in and see what makes us tick. It is how we share our experiences, using a universal language of emotions as conveyed by light and sound. Horror is then a place to face one’s fears, or show how fearful the circumstances of one’s life can be. That is why Horror has been a powerful device for marginalized groups to express themselves and share their fears. This holds especially true for the LGBTQIA+ community. Introduction - 00:00Opening ChatQueer HorrorThis week we are joined by Friend of the Show, Madelaine Davis, as we jump into our Pride final Pride Celebration with Freaky. Freaky is a genre mashup from Christopher Landon and Michael Kennedy. The film taps into the humor and horror of bodies with a Body-Swap story featuring Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton, all while splattering the scene in blood and guts. We’ll also discuss genre mashups, other Body-Swap roles, and the legacy of Queer Horror. Freaky - 11:25Review and DiscussionFor the end of the show we have two fun conversations. First, we’ll talk about What We’re Watching. Then, we’ll have Madelaine answer our brand-new Friend of the Show Questionnaire. End of Show - 42:53What We’re WatchingFriend of the Show Questionnaire w/ MadelaineIf you haven’t already, be sure to check out last week’s episode and all our Pride episodes. Also, be sure to come back next week when we start our Summer Movie Season. You can follow Mad and her work on her Instagram, Twitter, and personal website. Here is the link to her adaptation article on ScreenRant. Thanks y’all,The BudsTotal Runtime - 01:05:30Be a Friend to the Film Buds:thefilmbuds.comThe Buds on PatreonThe Buds on bandcamp@filmbuds on Twitter@thefilmbudspodcast on InstagramPaul’s Letterboxd
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