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Infinity Warm-Up Chapter 21: CAPTAIN MARVEL
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March 17, 2019 05:45 AM PDT
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With the release of CAPTAIN MARVEL, the MCU finally gets it's first female-led superhero film! And it's quite a debut! Kree warrior Veers is a powerful soldier with a mysterious past. However, when she crash lands on Earth after a battle with the villainous Skrulls, she quickly discovers that she may have more ties with the inferior humans than she'd first believed. Hosted by Daniel Collins this week, the Warm-Up crew talks about what it means to have a female take the lead, what separates the heroes from the villains and the dangers of cultural stereotypes.

1on1 with Kim Nguyen (THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT)
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March 16, 2019 11:01 AM PDT
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Directed by Oscar-nominated director Kim Nguyen (WAR WITCH), THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT stars Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard and Salma Hayek and takes a look at the lucrative world of high-frequency stock trading. In this 1on1, Steve speaks to Kim about the challenges of writing about the technology industry, the tension between high speed and slowing down and what his characters are looking for in the film.

1on1 with Nathan Catucci (director, IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS)
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March 09, 2019 04:09 PM PST
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With the release of his first feature film, IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS, writer/director Nathan Catucci explores what happens when fantasy rules reality. In this 1on1, Steve speaks to Catucci about the relationship between art and expression, the meaning behind the title of the film, and why he's so fascinated with dreams.

5.11 Problems and Praise in GREEN BOOK
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March 03, 2019 07:17 PM PST
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When the name GREEN BOOK was read aloud as the winner of Best Picture at the 91st Oscars last week, it erupted a firestorm of controversy. While some pronounced the film as outdated and problematic in its portrayal of racial issues in today’s culture, others defended the film and authenticity. This week, we welcome back ScreenFish’rs Chris Utley and Shelley McVea to challenge the film’s arguments about stereotypes, the merit (or not) of its depiction of dignity and its responsibility to get the facts straight. 

5.10 Deconstructing THE LEGO MOVIE 2
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February 25, 2019 02:17 PM PST
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With the release of LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART, Emmet, Wildstyle and the crew find themselves in the worst possible scenario—when everything isn’t awesome. When an attack from DUPLO invaders further disrupts their post-apocalyptic world, Emmett must travel to the far outreaches of the Systar System in order to rescue his friends from the unmalicious queen Watevera Wanabi. This week, Steve welcomes back Heather Johnson and Alan Sharrer to talk about the film’s understanding of growing up and the toxic gender wars.

Infinity Warm-Up Chapter 20: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
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February 17, 2019 05:56 PM PST
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After nearly 10 months, the Warm-Up Crew returns! As the Road to EndGame begins, the team has reassembled to tackle the rest of the journey after the 'Snap Heard Round the World'. This month, they check-in with ANT MAN AND THE WASP (who were suspiciously absent during the Infinity War). Steve welcomes back Riley and Mackenzie to talk about the film's depiction of love, commitment and 'quantum phasing'.

teenFish#3 - The BIRDBOX Challenge
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February 10, 2019 08:57 AM PST
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Netflix created a stir with the release of BIRDBOX, it's cultural phenomenon starring Sandra Bullock. Telling the story of a world threatened by a beast that causes your death as soon as you see it, the film proves that there's more to it than thrills and kills. This month, teenFish returns as Daniel and Jacob dive into the film's conversations about suicide and the sins that lie beneath.

5.09 Is MARY POPPINS RETURNS Practically Perfect?
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January 20, 2019 06:18 PM PST
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After 60 years, MARY POPPINS RETURNS! With Emily Blunt stepping into the legacy (and Oscar-winning) legacy of Julie Andrews, Poppins automatically has massive expectations to live up to the charm of the original Disney classic. But, is the result practically perfect? Or does the sequel ‘go fly a kite’? In a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious conversation, I’m joined by Seeing and Believing co-host, Kevin McLenithan to discuss whether or not this film ’steps in time’ to the original, power of perspective, and—in a special segment—our Top 3 Movie Moments of 2018.

teenFish#3 - ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL
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January 13, 2019 07:08 PM PST
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With the release of ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL, the Merc with a Mouth steps for the first time into... a PG film? Previously released as DEADPOOL 2, this film trims the R-rated fat while adding some new Princess Bride-themed material (Fred Savage!) but does it still hold the same impact? This month, Daniel welcomes Jacob to talk about what they think about death, the meaning of family and more.

1on1 with Dirk Blocker (BROOKLYN 99)
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January 06, 2019 09:31 PM PST
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Now airing on NBC, BROOKLYN 99, one of the most popular comedies on television, sees its triumphant return from cancellation this week. In this 1on1, Steve speaks with star Dirk Blocker (who plays Hitchcock) about the show's remarkable fan campaign, what makes the series so unique and his foray into the world of authorship.

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