Reject Radio #103: Practical Explosions

This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, Jason Momoa talks Conan, director Joann Sfar talks Gainsbourg, concept designer Jerad Marantz talks rising Apes and Spidey’s costume, and action icon Renny Harlin discusses his latest film 5 Days of War.

Plus, our old friend Scott Weinberg goes up against FSR’s own Gwen Reyes in a Movie News Pop Quiz that leads us to talking about sexy animated characters. Don’t judge. You know you think Ariel is the bee’s knees.

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Movie News Pop Quiz [The Beginning – 18:15]: It’s Weinberg vs Reyes, and somehow the conversation turns to whether finding animated characters attractive should make us feel bad. Spoiler: it doesn’t.

Bloodthirsty [18:15 – 26:30]: Jason Momoa talks about what it takes to become Conan the Barbarian and delivers a list of films we should all be watching.

Je t’aime…moi non plus [26:30 – 45:00]: Graphic novelist turned director Joann Sfar discusses his semi-factual biopic about his hero, controversial singer Serge Gainsbourg.

Evolutionary Art [45:00 – 65:30]: With about a billion projects going on, Jerad Marantz talks about his experience as a concept designer, his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and The Amazing Spider-Man. You can check out Marantz’s work here.

The Explosions Are Real [65:30 – The End]: Iconic action filmmaker Renny Harlin teaches us how to shoot a bunch of explosions and what it was like to bring war back to the people of Georgia while shooting 5 Days of War.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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