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6.16 Pouncing on CATS
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January 17, 2020 08:58 AM PST
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Featuring iconic songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and starring such talents as Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift and more, the first big screen portrayal of the Broadway smash musical CATS seemed like a sure-fire hit over the Christmas season. However, despite its award-winning pedigree, terrible reviews and troubled special effects have caused the film to suffer at the box office. But does the film deserve to be in the centre of Oscar buzz or does it really cough up a hairball? This week, we’re joined by Allen Chabot and newcomer Naomi Bain to talk about welcoming outsiders, T.S. Eliot and what went wrong… horribly, horribly wrong…

6.15 Stepping into 1917
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January 10, 2020 10:44 AM PST
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In our first episode of 2020, writer/director Sam Mendes wants to take us back to 1917 where he immerses the viewer in the Great War and tells the story of two young soldiers who are given the impossible task of reaching another unit to warn them of a trap that could potentially wipe out hundreds of their men. Depicted as though a single take, the film includes stunning visuals and offers modern insight into our historical understanding. This week on the show, we welcome back Seeing and Believing’s Kevin McLenithan to talk about the nature of honour, the importance of individual stories and our Top 3 Movie Moments of 2019.

6.14 Family and Fans in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
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December 27, 2019 09:11 AM PST
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In Star Wars: RISE OF SKYWALKER, Director JJ Abrams returns to attempt to wrap up a story 42 years in the making. As Resistance Heroes Poe Dameron and Finn attempt to wage ware agains the darkness of the First Order, young Jedi Rey ventures into the far reaches of space to face a deeper evil who has returned from the grave ready to expose secrets from her past. This week, Jedi Master Greg Banik and Mando Arnaldo Reyes return to the show to do battle about fan expectations, the nature of family and redemption from our past.

6.13 Deck the HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIES
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December 20, 2019 07:09 AM PST
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'Hallmark Christmas Movies' have become a genre unto themselves. Featuring ‘cookie-cutter’ storylines and generic plot twists, the films have grown in popularity in the last few years yet are not without controversy as well. This week on the show, ScreenFish’r Heather Johnson and newcomer Christine Embree join us to look at the appeal of these similarly dissimilar films, how their characters stand up in a 21st Century world and what they say about the Christmas season.

1on1 with Julianne Nicholson (TOGO)
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December 17, 2019 09:12 AM PST
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Starring Julianne Nicholson and Willem Dafoe, TOGO tells the story of the 1925 serum run, known as the Great Race of Mercy, in which dog sled teams relay to transport diphtheria antitoxin serum across nearly 700 miles to the town of Nome to help stop an epidemic. In this 1on1, we get to speak to Julianne Nicholson about working with trained sled dogs vs. Hollywood dogs, the unpredictability of weather and what it means to have the heart of a survivor.

6.12 Taking Sides in MARRIAGE STORY
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December 13, 2019 07:18 AM PST
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In MARRIAGE STORY, estranged couple Charlie and Nicole, played by stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson bears their souls about the trauma and healing of divorce. Directed by Noah Baumbach, the film explores the major hurtles and subtle nuances that take place between a couple as they attempt to start new lives both separately and together. This week, we welcome back Julie Levac and Jolie Featherstone to talk about gender bias within the film and the power of humility.

1on1 with Joe Izzo (ABOMINABLE)
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December 12, 2019 02:20 PM PST
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Dreamworks' ABOMINABLE tells the story of young Yi who inadvertently discovers a yeti on her rooftop. Naming him Everest after the famed mountain region that he calls home, Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. In this 1on1, Steve speaks to Joe Izzo (voice of Everest) about the similarities between Everest and Yi, the collaborative nature of animation and what it means to find hope.

teenFish#7: Big Choices and Tin Foil Ladies in LET IT SNOW
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December 08, 2019 06:06 PM PST
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When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of highschool students are brought together and find the lines between their friendships and love lives blurring together. This month, Daniel and Jacob talk about listening to unexpected sources and making big life choices.

1on1 with Robbie Amell (CODE 8)
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December 06, 2019 12:39 PM PST
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CODE 8 transports the audience to a world where superpowers are a reality but have been prohibited by the police. When Conner (Robbie Amell) discovers that his mother is tragically ill, he turns to a group of criminals in order to help him get the funding he needs to pay for her medical bills. In this 1on1, we get to speak to star Robbie Amell about science fiction's ability to speak into the culture in a unique way and working with his cousin Stephen Amell for the first time onscreen.

6.11 Carving Up Justice in KNIVES OUT
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December 06, 2019 07:53 AM PST
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In KNIVES OUT, Rian Johnson draws the viewer into a world of diabolical murder and twisted intrigue. When aging mystery novelist Harland Thrombey kills himself after his 85th birthday, the police initially rule his death a suicide. However, after private investigator Benoit Blanc is brought in to question the cantankerous clan, he suspects that Thrombey’s death may be the result of foul play and begins to pull at the thread of truth. This week, Steve welcomes back Wade Bearden (Seeing and Believing) to investigate the film’s depiction of justice, mistrusting memory and understanding good character.

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