Let's Talk - Movies

Let's Talk - Movies

A true movie lovers podcast celebrating great films worth revisiting or seeing for the first time. Host: Jason Connell, film/tv expert & award-winning documentary producer.

Episodes

July 6, 2022 31 min

S01E27 - Risky Business (1983) & The Color of Money (1986) - Movie Connections

Jason Connell and Bryan Beasley breakdown memorable scenes between actors Tom Cruise and Bruce A. Young from each of these classic movies and much more.

Recorded: 05-11-22
Studio: Just Curious Media
https://www.JustCuriousMedia.com/

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S01E26 - The Fighter (2010) - Filming Locations

Jason Connell discusses his experiences of visiting the Massachusetts filming locations of the award-winning movie and much more.

Synopsis: Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.

Director: David O. Russell
Writer: Paul Tamasy (Screenplay/Story), Eric Johnson ...

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S01E25 - In The Bedroom (2001) - Filming Locations

Jason Connell discusses his experiences of visiting the Maine filming locations of the award-winning movie and much more.

Synopsis: A New England couple’s college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband.

Director: Todd Field
Writer: Andre Dubus (story “Killings”), Robert Festinger, Todd Field (Screenplay)
Cinematographer: Antonio Calvache
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S01E24 - Funny Farm (1988) - Filming Locations

Jason Connell discusses his experiences of visiting the Vermont filming locations of the classic movie and much more.

Synopsis: A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be just a little bit different to what they were expecting.

Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: Jay Cronley (book), Jeffery Boam (screenplay)
Cinematographer: Miroslav Ondricek
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S01E23 - Taxi Driver (1976) - Opening Scene Breakdown

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez breakdown the opening scene from the classic movie and talk about collecting Taxi's, meeting Michael Chapman, and NYC porn theaters.

Synopsis: A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Paul Schrader
Cine...

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S01E22 - WarGames (1983) - Opening Scene Breakdown

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez breakdown the opening scene from the classic movie and talk about the Commodore 64, meeting John Badham, and avoiding a nuclear war.

Synopsis: A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Director: John Badham
Writer: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes
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S01E21 - Reservoir Dogs (1992) - Opening Scene Breakdown

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez breakdown the opening scene from the classic movie and talk about diners, connections to Quentin Tarantino, and getting questioned by the cops.

Synopsis: When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Cinematograph...

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S01E20 - Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago (2021) - Review

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez discuss Sylvester Stallone’s "Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago" Ultimate Director’s Cut and compare it with the Original "Rocky IV" which hit theaters in 1985.

Synopsis: Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing o...

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March 7, 2022 26 min

S01E19 - Heaven Can Wait (1978) - Review

Jason Connell shares behind-the-scenes insight and his overall impressions of Heaven Can Wait and much more.

Synopsis: A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.

Director: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Writer (Based On A Play By): Harry Segall
Writer (Screenpl...

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February 28, 2022 17 min

S01E18 - American Underdog (2021) - Review

Jason Connell shares behind-the-scenes insight and his overall impressions of American Underdog and much more.

Synopsis:
The story of NFL MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to becoming an American Football star.

Director: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Written (Book: All Things Possible): Kurt Warner, Michael Silver
Written (Screenplay): David ...

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S01E17 - The Karate Kid Part III (1989) - Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez breakdown the classic movie and talk about living next to Mr. Miyagi's Little Trees, Daniel becoming a Cobra Kai, and platonic relationships.

Synopsis: Ostracized villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

Director: J...

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S01E16 - The Karate Kid Part II (1986) - Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez breakdown the classic movie and talk about visiting Okinawa, the end of Cobra Kai, and Peter Cetera's "Glory of Love".

* Daniel lives at the South Seas apartments, not the Seven Seas as mistakenly mentioned in the episode.

Synopsis: Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi vi...

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S01E15 - The Karate Kid (1984) - Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez breakdown the classic movie and talk about catching flies, John G. Avildsen’s connection to the Rocky franchise, and how Pat Morita went from Happy Days to the Academy Awards.

* Daniel lives at the South Seas apartments, not the Seven Seas as mistakenly mentioned in the episode.

Synopsis: A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He ...

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S01E14 - Interview - Bud S. Smith (Editor - The Exorcist, The Karate Kid, To Live and Die in L.A.)

Jason Connell has two-time Oscar-nominated editor Bud S. Smith (The Exorcist, The Karate Kid, To Live and Die in L.A.) on the show. They discuss working with some legendary directors (William Friedkin, John G. Avildsen, Sam Raimi), as well as producing, directing, and much more.

Recorded: 01-21-22 & 12-17-20
Studio: Just Curious Medi...

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S01E13 - Interview - John Kapelos (Actor - Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Roxanne)

Jason Connell shares an archived interview with actor John Kapelos (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Roxanne) in which they discuss his early roles in some classic movies from the '80s and much more.

Recorded: 01-14-22 & 02-14-14
Studio: Just Curious Media
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S01E12 - Interview - Dabney Coleman (Actor - 9 to 5, Tootsie, WarGames)

Jason Connell shares an archived interview with actor Dabney Coleman (9 to 5, Tootsie, WarGames) in which they discuss his various roles in some classic movies from the '80s and much more. The interview would lead to producing a documentary entitled Not Such a Bad Guy: Conversations with Dabney Coleman.

Recorded:  01-07-22 & 02-04-14
Studio: Just Curious M...

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December 31, 2021 12 min

S01E11 - Movies Strike YouTube Live

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez discuss the exciting news that the podcast is now available on YouTube Live!

Recorded: 11-17-21
Studio: Just Curious Media
https://www.JustCuriousMedia.com/

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S01E10 - Road House (1989) - Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez breakdown the classic movie and talk about bar fights, Mortal Kombat type moves, and seeing Patrick Swayze naked.

Synopsis: A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Director: Rowdy Herrington
Writer: R. Lance Hill, Hilary Henkin
Cinematographer: Dean Cundey
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Recorded: 11-19-21
Studio: Just Cu...

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S01E09 - American Gigolo (1980) - Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez breakdown the classic movie and talk about driving to Palm Springs, Richard Gere's sex appeal, and having sex for money.

Synopsis: A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

Director: Paul Schrader
Writer: Paul Schrader
Cinematographer: John Bailey
Cast: Richard Ge...

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December 18, 2020 133 min

S01E08 - Die Hard (1988) - Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Jason Connell and Bryan Beasley breakdown the classic movie and talk about Bruce Willis becoming a star, the XMAS movie debate, and 80's douchebags.

Synopsis: An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan
Writer: Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart ...

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