Ep 046 The Christmas Chronicles

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It's episode 46, and this week Jim & Ted review Isn't It Romantic, Cold Pursuit, and The Christmas Chronicles.

Ted also treats you, the listener, to an intimate story that's surrounded by the song, Hotel California.

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Isn’t It Romantic | Warner Brothers | Trailer drop 10.31.2018 | Release date 02.14.2019

Cold Pursuit | Lionsgate | Trailer drop 10.25.2018 | Release date 02.08.2019

The Christmas Chronicles | Netflix | Trailer Drop 11.01.2018 | Release date 11.22.2018

Ep 045 The Kid Who Would Be King

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So this is an older trailer but it seemed to match the October vibe of Halloween and is checking a lot of boxes for things I like to talk about on our podcast.

  1. Patty Jenkins Directed. This is a premiere feature film director and while this is true it feels like she’s been given the reigns of a series that does not have a female top billed. Her previous movies and series had female leads, Wonder Woman, Monster, The Killing.

  2. TNT continuing their success with The Alienist where you get feature film stars for their small screen offering. TNT may be the night but they are not going quietly into it. Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine do not come cheap.

  3. Their branding is spot on. While the Trademark is the TNT Suspense Collection the url is unencumbered by the TNT prefix. https://www.suspensecollection.com/ Even the sizzle reel on the splash page links these two limited series through context allowing marketing to guide the audience from one to the next and back and forth if needed.

I Am the Night | TNT | Limited Series Trailer | Trailer dropped 07.02.2018 | Release JANUARY 2019

Here’s a question. Will the public start to blame or credit Disney even though this was in the works for years before the purchase of 21st Century Fox? Looks good, looks fun and it has Andy Serkis’s son who I did not realize was in Alice Through the Looking Glass.

It’s very interesting to me that you would relegate this to the Fox Family Entertainment and the 20th Century Fox UK youtube channels and only have a link to it from the main domestic 20th Century Fox channel. I think this is a good sign for the new Disney space as Disney will need to protect their high value brand while expanding to non-kid friendly content. They’ve always had Touchstone but that has been muddied a bit with kid content that fell outside of the idea of classic Disney content.

The Kid Who Would Be King | | Feature Film Trailer | Trailer dropped 10.17.2018 | release 01.25.2019

…and to close out this Halloween season here’s another horror flick that Netflix is trailering at the end of October and streaming at Christmas!? It has the star power with Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich but is it a logline rip off of A Quiet Place?

Also this was Susanne Bier who has worked with Mads Mikkelsen which as you know is a plus for Ted but seems to have spent the past 20 years directing foreign romantic films. Hey we gave Halpert a chance - let’s give her a chance.

Bird Box | Feature Streaming Trailer | Trailer dropped 10.24.2018 | Release date 12.21.2018

Ep 044 Destroyer

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This week we have a Hollywood sandwich. A fledgling production company in distribution peril as it’s founder struggles to keep fighting for female directors and a struggling 100-year-old brand struggling to stay relevant in the horror space surround Academy Award winning stars jump into a Netflix series about aging in the lonely world of tinsel-town. #TheStruggleIsReal for everyone.

Destroyer | Annapurna Pictures | Trailer | Trailer drop 10.17.2018 | Release date DECEMBER 2018

The Kominsky Method | Netflix | Series Trailer | Trailer drop 10.12.2018 | Release date 11.16.2018

Escape Room | Sony Pictures | Trailer | Trailer drop 10.19.2018 | Release date JANUARY

Ep 043 Bodied

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Glass | Universal | Trailer 2 | Trailer drop 10.11.2018 | Release date 01.18.2019

BODIED | NEON | Red Band Trailer | Trailer drop 10.08.2018 | Release date 11.02.2018

Aladdin | Walt Disney Studio | Trailer | Trailer drop 10.11.2018 | Release date COMING 2019

Pet Sematary (2019) | Trailer | Paramount Pictures | Trailer drop 10.10.2018 | Release date April 2019

Pet Sematary (1989) | Trailer | Paramount Pictures | Release date 04.21.1989