The Plotaholics Podcast

The Plotaholics Podcast

We are The Plotaholics! Film Review from Authors' Point-of-View! We're two authors who will break down films from an author's point of view. The story, character development, Story Arc, Enjoyment, Overall how good is it? The rating system for these five categories will be based on a five-point 'chip' system. Our FINAL rating system is based on 'shots'. As in, 'How many shots does it take to get through the film?' ... Show More

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September 15, 2019 81 min

The third installment of the Bad Boys franchise, Bad Boys For Life, is coming January 2020. With that in mind, and with #WillSmithTember raging on, Shane and Bryan decided "Let's do the Smith's first big movie!" So they did. 

This 1995 buddy cop film stars Will Smith (obviously) in his first big-budget starring role alongside Martin Lawrence. Joe Pantoliano, Tea Leoni, Theres... Read more

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September 8, 2019 89 min

In this episode of The Plotaholics Podcast, we continue on into Will Smith-tember and travel back to 1997! It's time for "Here comes the Men in Black! Galaxy defenders!" 

That's right, the 1997 sci-fi phenom, Men in Black, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Linda Fiorentino. 

In this film, Agent J (Will Smith) is a rookie in a top-secret agency... Read more

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August 28, 2019 96 min

The first episode of Smith-Tember is here! In this 12th episode of the Plotaholics, Shane and Bryan breakdown the 1996 Summer Blockbuster that launched Will Smith into the stratosphere, oh yeah, we're talking about Independence Day!

A star-studded ensemble cast featuring greats such as Judd Hirsch, Jeff Goldblum, Robert Loggia, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, just to name a few, get ready for alien-punching, crop dus... Read more

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August 25, 2019 81 min

Take a trip with us to Preston, Idaho (or is it Ohio?) for a rambling and unfocused discussion of the fifteen-year-old cult classic, Napoleon Dynamite!

As Shane and Bryan prepare for the Smith-Tember, be sure to vote for Pedro because that will make you larger than life, and don’t forget your Rex-Kwon-Do lesson! Feed Tina as you attempt to throw a football over them mountains like you could back in '82!<... Read more

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August 11, 2019 114 min

This week, we have a bittersweet episode for you Plotaholics. We bring The Plotaholics Podcast's first event, The Summer of Cusack, to a close. We have seen some of the best of the great John Cusack, but now we see what is among the best of the best of: the 1989 classic Say Anything...

In Say Anything, John Cusack plays Lloyd Dobler, an average student at best that'... Read more

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July 28, 2019 99 min

The Summer of Cusack rolls on with the 2010 comedy, Hot Tub Time Machine. Hot Tub Time Machine stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, Chevy Chase, and (of course) John Cusack!

Three friends (and one nephew) get sucked back in time through a portal in a hot tub. They are dropped back in the mid 1980s and must decide whether or not they will relive the weekend as it origin... Read more

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July 14, 2019 110 min

The Summer of Cusack rolls on with another Cusack classic. This week, Shane and Bryan are joined by Joe Compton of GoIndieNow to discuss Grosse Pointe Blank. Joe has an interesting story about reading a rough draft of the script before the movie was even made! 

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June 30, 2019 102 min

The Summer of Cusack continues with One Crazy Summer. In the second edition of the Plotaholics Summer of Cusack, we watch One Crazy Summer, starring John Cusack (duh) and a young Demi Moore in this summer romantic comedy. 

Co-starring Bobcat Goldthwait, Joel Murray, Curtis Armstrong, Matt Mulhern, Jeremy Piven, and the great Mark Metcalf (The Master from Buffy The Vampire Slayer), this is a film that is silly... Read more

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June 16, 2019 107 min

The Summer of Cusack has begun! We begin with a personal favorite of Shane Wilson, High Fidelity.

In this 2000 Romantic Dramedy, John Cusack stars as Rob. A new/used record store owner with a strange quandary of employees that include a pre-Shallow Hal Jack Black. Rob and his girlfriend have broken up, and Rob goes on a road of self-discovery to figure out why his relationships end badly. 

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June 2, 2019 104 min

"The cult classic???"

This little "gem" from Cannon Films was released in 1987 and stars Dolph Lundgren, fresh off his role as 'Ivan Dragon' in Rocky IV as the hero of the planet Eternia, He-Man, a young Courtney Cox as Julie, a young woman planning to leave her hometown for New Jersey (huh?) after her parents' death months earlier, NCIS: New Orleans actress Chels... Read more

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May 15, 2019 113 min

This week, The Plotaholics discuss the John Singleton classic, Boyz  N the Hood.

Synopsis: Boyz N the Hood follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects (IMDb).

Boyz N the Hood stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Regina Ki... Read more

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This week, the boys welcome back Joe Compton of GoIndieNow for a special look at the closing chapter to Marvel's grand storytelling experiment, Avengers: Endgame.

This episode contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Avengers: Endgame, so listen at your own risk. 

What happened with ___________? Is ____________ really ____________? Will we ever see _________ again? What was with all of the _______... Read more

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We have a special treat for you this week, Plotaholics! It's The Plotaholics' first ever BONUS episode! Shane and Bryan welcome the one and only Joe Compton into the conversation. And what is the conversation? All things Marvel!

The Plotaholics discuss how the Marvel Cinematic Universe found its footing and how Kevin Feige has kept this machine well-oiled and putting out great stories for over a decade. We als... Read more

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April 14, 2019 87 min

Woohoo, we weren't cancelled after doing Troll 2!

In Episode 2 we introduce new segments for the show and we discuss;

Disney+ and how Disney is going to be ruling the entertainment world with their $7 price tag for EVERYTHING Disney and Fox!

The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Trailer

We announce our upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe show and End Game shows with Go Indie Now's Jo... Read more

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March 31, 2019 51 min

This is the FIRST episode of the Plotaholics Podcast! In this episode, hosts Shane Wilson and Bryan Tann give you the story of how the Plotaholics Podcast was born between the two, and discuss the first film on their agenda: Troll 2. 

Why Troll 2? 

1. Why not?
2. See number 1. 

What is Troll 2? Well, from IMDB.com;

 A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is... Read more

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