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Broadcasting from the Alan Smithee Memorial Studio, Reject Radio is that rare movie podcast where the folks that make movies go to have their voices heard. Boasting guests like Harrison Ford, Takashi Miike, and Kevin Smith, host Cole Abaius is your guide into the minds of the people who create the art your passionate about. Reach Cole via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Twitter (twitter.com/RejectRadio) and find a full episode archive at FilmSchoolRejects.com/Radio
||The Final Reject Radio: 2012 and the End of Film||Transformative technology. Fips. The Marvel Model disrupting superhero movies (and how it can survive alongside perpetual reboots). The literal death of film. Megan Ellison saving movies. The sleeper hits of 2012 and a great movie year for every kind of f||12/13/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||What We Learned From Watching Sight & Sound’s Top Ten Movies||From placing Citizen Kane in a modern, Murdoch-filled context to getting really close up with Joan of Arc, Landon Palmer and I have been re-examining the Sight & Sound Top Ten, and we’re hoping we learned something. Today, we’ll compare no||12/6/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Two Horror Films That Prove Fear Can Be Beautiful (and That Bushes Can Be Terrifying)||Although different in style and tone, celebrating Halloween and Suspiria together is an obviously great idea after speaking with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, two horror writers who have created wicked traps for the Saw franchise, played lifeguard||10/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Black List Wants to Put Your Script in the Hands of Hollywood||As it says on its website, The Black List — the annual guide to the most well-liked unproduced screenplays floating around Hollywood — is responsible for over 200 scripts getting made into films. The unique project was created by Franklin Leon||10/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Guys From Radio Silence Defend the Misunderstood Genius of ‘Joy Ride’||Early work from J.J. Abrams! Paul Walker speaking in a high-pitched lady voice! Jaw-ripping pranks gone wrong! After gaining incredible popularity on YouTube and making one of the best sequences in V/H/S, the gang from Radio Silence goes out on a limb t||10/18/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||‘Sinister’ Writer C. Robert Cargill’s Favorite Scary Movie||All throughout October, we’ll be hearing from horror filmmakers about their favorite scary movies. We’ve already heard from Joe Dante on The Exorcist, so we turn now to a newcomer on the horror scene. C. Robert Cargill (who some may know as Ma||10/11/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Introducing Matthew Lillard, The Tyler Perry of Young Punk Rock Filmmaking||Matthew Lillard was one of the iconic faces of high school life in the 1990s. His roles in Scream, SLC Punk, Hackers and She’s All That cemented that image throughout a broad base of genres. Now, he’s returned to high school for his first stin||10/9/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Joe Dante’s Favorite Scary Movie||All throughout October, we’ll be hearing from horror filmmakers about their favorite scary movies. First up is the legendary Joe Dante, whose new movie The Hole is available on DVD/Blu-ray and VOD. He’ll spread a little love to Val Lewton, tal||10/4/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reject Radio’s 150th Episode Nostalgia Extravaganza||For our 150th episode, we decided to go back to the first show’s conversations, and we discovered something mildly depressing: that the discussions are pretty much the same. In 2012, we’re still talking about the topics of 2009; Transformers (||9/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers on How to Curate a Great Film Program||In 2010, Jon Vickers was named the first director of the Indiana University Cinema, a bold initiative to build a world-class film screening program at the university. The hiring, much like the renovation of their 1930s theater into a THX-certified modern||9/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Movies Are the Quickest Way to the Human Heart: Wayne White and Neil Berkeley on ‘Beauty is Embarrassing’||Neil Berkeley‘s new documentary, Beauty is Embarrassing, invites us into the blissful insanity of Wayne White – the artist behind Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, several iconic music videos and a ton of incredible prints. Both men join me to discus||9/13/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||4 Things Movies Can Learn From the Video Game Industry||Is the chasm between active participation in video games and passive observation in movies too wide to cross? It’s undeniable that the major studios have stumbled a bit when it comes to adapting video games into movies, but are there lessons from th||9/6/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||The ‘V/H/S’ Filmmakers On Making Found Footage Horror Fun Again||“Fangoria” as a gateway drug, YouTube fame leading to feature work, a magical 1998 Camry, the way porn plays with our minds, filming “Safety Second” style, and most of all trying to make found footage horror not feel like boring ho||8/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||The One Thing Every Director Needs||In The Words, Bradley Cooper stars as a writer who builds a bit of success off of another man’s work and sees that decision spiral outward (and downward). With Jonah Lehrer and Fareed Zakaria making headlines for not being completely honest with rea||8/24/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||What the Movie World of 2017 Will Look Like||Movie theaters downloading their films from a secure studio-run cloud; inexpensive high-quality cameras at the fingertips of creators; fans as front-end financiers. It may represent 5 short years, but technology and culture are shifting so quickly that th||8/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Everything You Need to Know About the Filminute One-Minute Film Festival (In Just Over a Minute)||If you only had a minute to tell a story, what would you say? Would it be enough time to express great human sorrow? A gut-punch of a laugh? As it turns out, filmmakers from all over the world achieve this feat every year at the Filminute International On||8/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||How One Website Plans to Digitally Connect Fans Directly to Filmmakers||MoPix CEO Ryan Stoner wants your movie to find an audience. He also wants fans to find new filmmakers. His company is a turnkey digital distribution model that seeks to give up to 100% of profit made through online “ticket” sales back to the p||8/9/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Paco Plaza’s Big Bloody Romantic Gamble on ‘REC 3: Genesis’||Not content to deliver the same kind of movie as REC and REC 2, Paco Plaza has crawled way out onto a blood-covered limb to turn the third installment, REC 3: Genesis, into a romantic horror comedy set at a wedding. There are still some jaw-ripping pr||8/2/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||How to Make a Baby with Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan||What would Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan‘s baby look like? Thanks to science (i.e. This Website), we now know. Pretty damned handsome, actually. In their latest movie, The Babymakers, a loving husband (Paul Schneider) finds out his swimmers||7/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Craig Mazin Explains How the Screenwriting Industry Got So Depressing||The Writers Guild of America‘s latest survey of screenwriters [PDF] shows that the world of storytelling isn’t that sunny. From the bother of late payments to the difficulty of sweepstakes pitching, the overall number of screenwriters is down||7/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Do You Pick the Ten Best Movies of All Time?||We’ve been waiting on Sight & Sound‘s Top Ten List for the past ten years, and it comes out in a few weeks. To get prepped for it, and to explore the strange work of choosing the ten best movies of all time, In Contention critic and first||7/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Will We Remember Yorgos Lanthimos When He Dies?||Yorgos Lanthimos confounded and excited fans with Dogtooth and he returns to theaters this summer with Alps – the story of a group that begins a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help the mourning cope. In this interv||7/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||How One Angry Fan Proved That There’s Too Much Movie Marketing||How much movie advertising is too much? What’s the number? When 25% of the movie is online in ads before it comes out? 10%? 2%? Are you ready to go back to a world where the magic and mystery happens when you’re in the theater instead of at yo||6/28/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Duplass Brothers Explain How They Would Have Made ‘Battleship’||The Duplass Brothers got into making movies by making movies. Some called it Mumblecore, but it should really be called The Nike Method. Their latest, The Do-Deca-Pentathalon features two brothers locked in an epic (yet secretive) sporting event that they||6/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||How To Film Someone Killing Himself with Daniel Stamm||Daniel Stamm‘s A Necessary Death is like a shot of whiskey that’s easy to pour but not easy to drink. His directorial debut (which won him the job for The Last Exorcism) follows a film student making a documentary about a man preparing for, an||6/21/12||Free||View In iTunes|
The Guys from FSR are very funny and entertaining. I apprciate their diffrent views on the movies they talk about. If you like funny, and you like movies. Check Reject Radio Out!
You know what this show is like? Imagine a battle where the shirtless dudes from 300 were fighting against the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... the real live action ones, not the p#%#y cartoon ones... then picture 2 (or sometimes 3) random guys from Austin Texas on the edge of the battlefield making sarcastic remarks and awkward segways that (usually) fall flat... Entertainment that pure will surely make your ears bleed from too much awesomeness hitting all at once. In short, keep up the great work guys... and, on a random sidenote, if you need my address for any random contests just let me know.
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