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One Perfect Pod is a new podcast channel from Film School Rejects and One Perfect Shot. This channel includes almost daily pods, including the following episodes:

The Big Idea, hosted by Neil Miller. A weekly show in which we wrangle some of the industry’s most talented minds and discuss what’s on our minds as the biggest topic in the world of pop culture.

Shot by Shot, hosted by Geoff Todd and H. Perry Horton. A weekly deep dive into the brilliant cinematography we’ve celebrated for years via One Perfect Shot. Including discussions of films we love and chats with some of the cinematographers whose work we admire.

After the Credits, hosted by Matthew Monagle. A new kind of movie review show that explores our expectations and how they impact the way we feel about what we ultimately see in theaters.

Emergency Pods, hosted by Neil Miller. When a big story or trailer breaks, we bring in experts from around the industry to piece things together and get instant reactions.

Film Itself, hosted by Geoff Todd. A weekly interview show in which we discuss the love of film with some of the most interesting people we know — both within the industry and elsewhere.

To get all three shows, you need only follow whichever of these links corresponds with your favorite way to get podcasts. Or stream the episodes by show below.

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Film Itself

Chris Walas

You may not recognize the name Chris Walas, but you’ve seen his work. From Raiders of the Lost Ark to Gremlins to The Fly, Walas is one of the most iconic make-up and special effects pros of the modern era. In the inaugural episode of Film Itself, Geoff Todd sits down with Walas to talk about his work, his thoughts on the world of film today, and the film that changed his life.

After the Credits

Fate of the Furious (Guest: Erin Whitney)

For this week’s review, Matthew Monagle welcomes ScreenCrush senior editor Erin Whitney on to talk about Fate of the Furious. They talk on-set beefs, Jason Statham and The Rock as buddies, and how the franchise might be running low on gas.

Going in Style (Guest: Danny Bowes)

For this week’s review, After the Credits host Matthew Monagle is joined by Film School Rejects columnist Danny Bowes to talk about Zach Braff’s geriatric heist film Going in Style, starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. Yes, it begins with a discussion of auteurism.

Ghost in the Shell (Guest: Rob Hunter)

In this week’s edition of After the Credits, Matthew Monagle welcomes back Film School Rejects chief critic Rob Hunter (as a last minute replacement guest) to dig into Ghost in the Shell. They discuss their expectations, then come back after the film to deliver a full review.

Life (Guest: Rob Hunter)

For this week’s review, Film School Rejects chief film critic Rob Hunter returns to chat with host Matthew Monagle about ‘Life.’ Not the concept, the Ryan Reynolds/Jake Gyllenhaal movie that some people thought might be a Venom prequel (it’s not). Hear them talk about expectations ahead of the film and review it with full spoilers in the second segment.

The Belko Experiment (Guest: Rob Hunter)

In the first episode of After the Credits, host Matthew Monagle is joined by Film School Rejects critic Rob Hunter to discuss The Belko Experiment, the James Gunn written and produced office building Battle Royale successor. In the first segment, they discuss their expectations before seeing the film, then come back in the second segment to review the film and see how their initial thoughts may have changed.

Shot by Shot


In this week’s episode of Shot by Shot, Geoff and Perry dig into the work of Nicolas Winding Refn and Thomas Newton Sigel on the 2011 crime thriller Drive, in which Ryan Gosling plays a stunt driver who gets himself into a bit of a pickle…

Silence (Guest: Rodrigo Prieto)

In this week’s episode of Shot for Shot, Perry and Geoff talk about the perfect shots within Martin Scorsese’s Silence. Then Geoff sits down to speak with DP Rodrigo Prieto about Silence, working in multiple genres, and honing his craft.

Max: Fury Road

This week, Shot by Shot scours George Miller’s apocalyptic wasteland for the most perfect frames. H. Perry Horton and Geoff Todd go in-depth on the impact of Fury Road and each pick their three favorite shots to discuss.

2001: A Space Odyssey

In the inaugural episode of Shot by Shot, H. Perry Horton and Geoff Todd dive into one of the single most beautifully shot films of all-time: Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi epic ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ shot by Geoffrey Unsworth and John Alcott. Celebrate cinematography with the minds that build One Perfect Shot.

Special note: this week’s audio quality is admittedly subpar, but we didn’t want to just trash it all, as the discussion is very good. These kinks will be worked out as we move forward.

The Big Idea

Beauty and the Box Office

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast crossed $1 billion at the box office this week. That’s not bad for being a remake, something Everyone Online™ hates with the passion of a thousand suns. As it turns out, fans will follow Disney just about everywhere — to a certain extent. To unravel this tale for this week’s Big Idea, Neil talks to his friend Jenn, a die hard Beauty and the Beast fan, and Film School Rejects’ box office expert Christopher Campbell about why some remakes work where others fail miserably.

Ready or Not, Here Comes Summer

This weekend, Summer Movie Season unofficially kicks off (in April!) with the release of ‘The Fate of the Furious.’ And if Hollywood insists on moving up its calendar, we’re going to follow suit and move up our big Summer Movie Preview. To break it down, we talk to chief Peter Sciretta (00:00:50) about our most anticipated (and possibly most feared) blockbusters. Then we turn to Film School Rejects contributor Jamie Righetti (00:45:25) for a discussion about the smaller releases to explore this summer’s counter-programming.

The Inside Story of One Perfect Shot

In this week’s edition of The Big Idea, Neil sits down with One Perfect Shot founder and Shot for Shot host Geoff Todd to talk about the inception of the popular film twitter brand, the thought process that goes into picking Shots, our emotional connection to movies, and some listener questions. Then, at the end, they announce the newest addition to the One Perfect Pod channel.

First They Did Whitewashing, Then They Made It Worse

Whitewashing. It’s the practice of casting a white actor in a role that originally was portrayed by a non-white person. And it’s a conversation that has reached a new peak this week following the release of Marvel’s Iron Fist and Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell. To explore these properties, the conversations around them, and how each production just couldn’t stop itself from making things worse, Neil talks to Keith Chow, editor in chief of The Nerds of Color dot org, and Angie Han, movies reporter at Mashable.

Who is this Power Rangers Movie For, Anyway?

In this week’s Big Idea, host Neil Miller looks at the audience for the new Power Rangers movie: who is this movie for? To answer the question, he consults his friend Kim, a longtime Power Rangers fan, and Da7e Gonzales, whose in-depth coverage of Power Rangers history on brings to light some of the stark differences between the show and the new film.

Emergency Pods

The Last Jedi Trailer

At Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Lucasfilm debuted the first trailer for the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi. Luke is back and he’s got opinions. Rey is back and she’s training. BB-8 is back and he’s Buster Keaton. We talk about all this an more with Star Wars expert Da7e Gonzales.

Joss Whedon’s Batgirl

This week, Warner Bros. announced that they are in development on a solo Batgirl movie that will be written, produced, and directed by Joss Whedon. To break it down, Neil talks to writer and podcaster extraordinaire Joanna Robinson about Joss Whedon’s fit, the film’s comic starting point, and who they’d cast in the titular role.

The Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

This week, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures released its big, full trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming.’ This means we need to do another Emergency Pod. To talk all things webhead, Neil welcomes Film School Rejects contributor and podcaster Theo Broxson on to talk Vulture, story theories, Donald Glover, and whether or not this is a team-up movie.

The Justice League Trailer

With the release of the first full Justice League movie trailer, we can’t wait for a regularly scheduled episode. This requires an Emergency Pod. Joining host Neil Miller to talk through the highs and lows of the latest Zack Snyder offering is Gizmodo/io9’s Germain Lussier. They talk DC fandom, Zack Snyder’s literal darkness, visiting the set, what they like about this trailer, and what gives them reason to worry.

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