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Reject Radio #80: The Reboot

This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we do what Hollywood finds impossible by creating a successful reboot.

The show is getting an upgrade (which is why you can hear both drilling and confetti being tossed constantly in the background), and the new format promises to make everyone who listens to the show three inches taller and wildly, wildly wealthy. As in, so wealthy you’ll have to figure out how to buy off politicians.

You can check out the show guide below, but the quick and dirt version involves two beloved Rejects battling it out in a game of wits, a teenage director seeing her first SXSW premiere, a visual effects artist arguing on behalf of post-conversion 3D, and 5 myths about production that ensure movies will be crappy.

Loosen up your tie and stay a while.

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On This Week’s Show:

The Reject Radio Movie News Pop Quiz [0:00 – 17:30]: Rob Hunter and Matt Patches go head-to-head in a competition where the points mean a whole hell of a lot, and the winner gets to force the others to discuss whatever topic he chooses. And, of course it ends up being Universal and that whole Mountains of Madness thing.

How To Deal With Fog in the Foreground [17:30 – 31:50]: Rob Hummel, the president of Legend 3D responds to Walter Murch as well as the negative reputation post-conversion 3D has earned for itself.

Zombie Girl Speaks [31:50 – 46:45]: Emily Hagins is 18 years old and has 3 films under her belt. She’ll be taking one of those out from under her belt in order for it to play at SXSW’s largest theater venue next week. She has a lot to say about her teenage horror comedy My Sucky Teen Romance, the future of crowd-sourcing film financing, and the struggle of trying to be a good director without being a bitch.

5 Myths About the Production Process [46:45 – Fin]: Cracked contributors Charlotte Coville and Ashe Cantrell hang out to talk about what we should really be blaming for bad movies. Only one of them comes in a Burger King cup.

On Next Week’s Show:

The minds behind the book “Destroy All Movies!!!,” Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly come by to throw rocks into their own faces, talk punk films, and make a few insightful comments about the Reagan era. Plus, we’ll have the news quiz (just like always!) and an interview with Transcendent Man director Barry Ptolemy.

Reject Radio Airs Live Sunday Nights at 10p EST / 7p PST

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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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