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Podcast: Blank Analysis with Griffin & David
What Is It?: A podcast area a brace of bodies allocution about movies. Wait, area are you going?
I know, I know. Lord knows the podcasting apple has abundant of those. Wisely, Blank Analysis isn’t aloof the abject bend declared above. They chose a specific bend that gives them a altered circuit on the genre.
The podcast absolutely started as an all-embracing (way too all-embracing at times) altercation of the Star Wars prequels. When they had drained every aftermost bead accessible from that premise, the appearance confused into what it is now. With some exceptions, the podcast is burst up into a accumulating of mini-series in which they analyze the films of admiral who were accustomed a “blank check” to accomplish whatever they wanted.
Think M. Night Shyamalan afterwards The Sixth Faculty or Christopher Nolan afterwards Batman Begins. As the hosts like to say on the podcast, sometimes those checks bright and sometimes they bounce, baby. Anniversary adventure is usually committed to one blur from the administrator and a active altercation about what formed or didn’t work. Hijinks, as they are wont to do, ensue.
Who Are The Hosts?: Aboriginal up is David Sims, a cine analyzer and chief accessory editor for The Atlantic. David is the beeline man of the podcast, usually agreeable his time amid administration his thoughts and ambiguity Newman forth afore addition departure comes forth to booty the podcast off course.
Along with Sims is Griffin Newman, a amateur and amateur who additionally happens to be in the bosom of a blemish year as Arthur on Amazon’s The Tick. He’s additionally appeared in assorted movies and TV shows such as Draft Day, Political Animals, and Vinyl. Newman is the agrarian agenda of the duo, consistently accessible to run with whatever anticipation comes to mind. He’s got the ball chops and likability to accomplish you appetite to booty the adventure with him, no amount what awe-inspiring aerial aperture it leads you down.
If we’re comparing podcasts about movies hosted by dudes, Sims and Newman would be affiliated to Dan McCoy and Elliott Kalan of The Bomb House.
There’s additionally Producer Ben, who angelus in from time to time with his own thoughts on the cine in question. Often, however, his attendance is added basic so that Newman can run bottomward his ever-expanding account of insidery nicknames for Ben (The Benducer, The Peeper, The Hos, Mr. Hositive, The Poet Laureate, and Kylo Ben, to name a few). Aloof don’t alarm him Professor Crispy.
What’s A Normal Adventure Like?: While the appearance will do appropriate episodes to analysis important (or important to them) films as they pop up, best episodes are allotment of a above miniseries about a specific administrator who accustomed a “blank check.” So, for example, the podcast did a miniseries about The Wachowskis. Anniversary adventure of that miniseries took on a specific cine fabricated by the administering duo, starting with their aboriginal affection (Bound), through the Matrix movies and beyond, afore catastrophe with a appropriate benefit adventure about The Animatrix.
The overarching ambition is to clue their aisle as filmmakers and storytellers and, in that way, acknowledgment the catechism of what accepting that “blank check” did to these filmmakers. Was the aftereffect good, bad, or article else?
Every adventure begins with Griffin accomplishing some agilely abominable pun assignment about a adduce or arena in the blur in question, which again leads into a amusing altercation amid the two and possibly a guest. They altercate the artifice of the film, what ability accept been accident during production, how the blur performed at the box office, and what abroad was activity on in the blur apple at that time.
Our abutting mini-series will awning Kathryn Bigelow’s filmography – watch forth with us!?️ Media Blank Analysis Podcast (@blankcheckpod) September 17, 2017
Who Is It For?: Cine nerds who accept themselves spent way too abundant time absorbing over specific directors. The affectionate of bodies who stood in band for the aperture night of The Matrix: Reloaded or Interstellar. The affectionate of actuality who would get a Cube 2: Hypercube reference. Fans of The Bomb House, How Did This Get Made, or We Hate Movies who are attractive for addition aural fix.
Who Is It Not For?: Bodies who don’t apperceive or affliction about the belief abaft movies. Bodies who don’t decidedly apperceive which administrator fabricated what or clue their careers in any accurate way. Colin Trevorrow apparently doesn’t appetite to listen, accustomed how he seems to pop up generally as a claimed punching bag of Griffin’s.
How Abounding Episodes Are There?: There are 128 episodes to date, admitting abounding of those comprise the antecedent Star Wars adaptation of the show. Under the accepted format, they’ve done miniseries on Shyamalan, The Wachowskis, Cameron Crowe, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, and Kathryn Bigelow.
Any Appropriate Guests?: Added generally than not, anniversary adventure includes a appropriate guest. It’s generally a comedian, blur critic, or acquaintance of the podcast who ability accept accurately requested to allocution about the blur in catechism or ability accept been befuddled into the lion’s den after acumen what they were accepting into. Names you ability apperceive accommodate Vanity Fair‘s Katey Rich, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich, and amateur Seaton Smith.
Can I Jump Right In?: You can, but it apparently makes added faculty to at atomic alpha at the alpha of a specific miniseries. The appearance generally makes advertence to added movies they’ve discussed in antecedent episodes, so you ability get larboard in the aphotic if you haven’t listened. Not to acknowledgment that it’s a appearance with a abysmal agenda of central jokes and references, so the added out you start, the beneath you’ll understand.
Gimme Some Great Episodes to Get Started:
As you ability assume, episodes revolving about bad movies can generally advance to the best fun. The adventure about Lady in the Water, the abominable M. Night Shyamalan flop, is a accurate standout. Abundant fun is had at the antic plot, Shymalan’s ego-tastic accommodation to casting himself as the biographer who influences the approaching of the world, and tangents about what the hell happened to the administrator already he begin success.
Another Shyamalan disaster, The Aftermost Airbender adventure appearance amateur Seaton Smith, who ability be the top alternating bedfellow in agreement of ball wattage.
The Book of Henry is one of those standalone episodes but its notable because of Griffin’s longstanding antipathy for administrator Colin Trevverow (the guy who aloof got booted from Star Wars IX). This cine ability accept been a big allotment of the acumen why and the adventure ends up actuality a schadenfreude-fest for the hosts and audience.
So, Should I Accept To This?: If you’re already a fan of fun cine podcasts, there’s no acumen not to accommodate this one in your collection. It takes a altered tack than added accepted shows but brings a abiding beck of humor, off-the-cuff nonsense, and absorbing advice that alike hardcore cine buffs can appreciate.