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Backlot Review Ep. 15 - IT: Chapter 2 (Guest: Peter Cordero)

Backlot Review Ep. 15 - IT: Chapter 2 (Guest: Peter Cordero)

September 13, 2019

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In this episode, Steven, John and Backlot contributor Peter Cordero discuss some of the bigger TIFF screenings, before ranking their top five Stephen King adaptations and discussing this week's film - IT: Chapter 2. 

 

Timestamps:

0:00:35 - John intro 

0:02:11 - TIFF Talk

0:16:49 - Top 5 Stephen King Adaptations

0:35:30 - It: Chapter 2 Review

Backlot Review Ep. 14 (Bonus Episode) - D23 News and Thoughts

Backlot Review Ep. 14 (Bonus Episode) - D23 News and Thoughts

August 27, 2019

In this special episode, Steven and John discuss this weekend's "D23" Disney expo. They talk High School Musical, Marvel Studios, Star Wars and Pixar, as well as a special "top 5 rankings at the end of the episode.

Backlot Review Ep. 13 - Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Backlot Review Ep. 13 - Dora and the Lost City of Gold

August 15, 2019

In this episode of Backlot Review, Steven and John discuss some film news before ranking their top 5 favorite live-action adaptations of classic cartoons. Steven learns that John hates Ghostbusters and their friendship is tested. They also review the cinematic masterpiece Dora and the lost City of Gold. 

 

Timestamps

0:01:32 - Henry Golding confirmed to play Snake Eyes in new G.I. Joe spinoff

0:04:42 - John Williams reportedly adding pieces of every Star Wars theme into his last score for the Star Wars saga. 

0:08:38 - Shia LaBeouf and Robert De Niro to star in crime thriller After Exile

0:11:30 - We find out there's a live-action Tom and Jerry film being made????????

0:13:34 - Our top five favorite live-action adaptations of cartoons

0:37:26 - Our review of Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Backlot Review Ep. 12 - Hobbs and Shaw

Backlot Review Ep. 12 - Hobbs and Shaw

August 8, 2019

In this episode Steven lets John do the introduction. They also do less important things like talk about some Disney+ news, Andy Serkis directing Venom 2, and rank their top 5 favorite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson films before discussing the soon-to-be Best Picture winner Hobbs and Shaw

Timestamps

0:01:53 - Disney rebooting Home Alone, Cheaper by the Dozen, Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid on Disney+

0:04:08 - Andy Serkis confirmed to direct Venom 2

0:08:32 - Disney cancels all of Fox's movie slate besides Avatar and Planet of the Apes

0:16:31 - Our top 5 favorite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson films

0:35:09 - Our review of Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

Backlot Review Ep. 11 - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Backlot Review Ep. 11 - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

August 2, 2019

Steven and John discuss some of the newest movie trailers and rumors circulating on the Internet before ranking their top five Quentin Tarantino films and discussing his latest film - Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood. Also we talk a lot about Robert Pattinson and Adam Driver for some reason. 

 

Timestamps:

0:01:09 - It: Chapter 2 run time revealed

0:06:42 - The Lighthouse trailer 

0:20:00 - The Irishman trailer

0:29:54 - Rumors of Andy Serkis being eyed to direct Venom 2 

0:36:27 - Our top five Quentin Tarantino films

0:45:32 - Our review of Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood

Backlot Review Ep. 10 - SDCC 2019/The Lion King

Backlot Review Ep. 10 - SDCC 2019/The Lion King

July 22, 2019

Steven and John discuss some of the bigger reveals at San Diego Comic Con, including Marvel's return to Hall H after their two-year absence, followed by their in-depth review of Disney's newest live-action remake The Lion King.

***We have been made aware of a five-second silent break right before the beginning of our Lion King introduction***

Timestamps

0:00:20  - Introduction

0:02:00 - It: Chapter 2, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Top Gun: Maverick, The Walking Dead, Westworld Season 3, The Witcher

0:31:00 - Marvel's Phase 4 lineup 

1:11:00 - The Lion King review

 

 

Backlot Review Ep.9 - Dark Phoenix/MIB: International

Backlot Review Ep.9 - Dark Phoenix/MIB: International

June 18, 2019

This week Steven and Nick discussed what they have been watching during the week. Then in two separate reviews they go over how they felt about Dark Phoenix and Men In Black: International. Both disappointed at the box office and the two discuss why and what went wrong.

Backlot Review Ep.8 - Rocketman

Backlot Review Ep.8 - Rocketman

June 5, 2019

After taking a short break Steven and Nick are back to review the latest musical biopic Rocketman directed by Dexter Fletcher. The two compare the film to Bohemian Rhapsody as the two are similar in structure. Find out what they thought about Rocketman and where it falls under their favorite films of the year.

Backlot Review Ep.7 - Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Backlot Review Ep.7 - Pokémon Detective Pikachu

May 16, 2019

Steven and Nick review 'Detective Pikachu'. They discuss their love for the show and the video games based around the property. Find out what they thought of 'Detective Pikachu'. 

Backlot Review Ep.6 - Game of Throne S8E5 “The Bells”

Backlot Review Ep.6 - Game of Throne S8E5 “The Bells”

May 15, 2019

This past week was easily the most divisive episode in Game of Thrones history. This week Steven and Nick go through the episode and discuss what they thought about it. The two discuss how the show has positioned itself to end next week and the issues this season has had as a whole.