The Flix 66 Podcast

The Flix 66 Podcast

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Flix 66 - APU Cinematic Arts Screen Studies' Podcast
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Episode 32 "2020 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises"
On Flix 66 Episode 32, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linneman to discuss: • Weekend box-office preview -- Bad Boys for Life and Dolittle • The latest TV and film news, including the hot HBO series that won't have a second season, details about NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service, and the classic World War II film that 's getting a modern remake from Warner Bros. • Feature Stories: 2020 Oscar Nomination Snubs and Surprises, plus overlooked gems from 2019
53:30
January 17, 2020
Episode 31 Star Wars Non-Holiday Special
On the Flix 66 Star Wars Non-Holiday Special, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann and alumni correspondent Ryan Clem Barnes to talk all things Star Wars--the good, the bad, and the bantha poodoo. • Our individual rankings for the 10 Star Wars films • We discuss the TV series from Ewoks cartoons and live-action telefilms to Clone Wars and its successors to The Mandalorian, featuring everyone's favorite... Baby Yoda (doo doo doo doo doo doo) • Expectations for Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, opening on December 20, 2019
1:10:46
December 17, 2019
Episode 30 Hollywood vs. History
This week on Flix 66, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • Weekend Box Office Recap • TV & Film News, including Kevin Costner's new drama for ABC, Warner Bros. plan for the future of DC Films, and remembering a sci-fi pioneer. • Feature Stories:   ◊ Hollywood vs. History - Midway, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, The Report, and Dark Waters are current releases based on real people and events. We discuss the positives and negatives of dramatizing history on the silver screen.   ◊ Winter Movie Preview - Ryan, Thom, and Aaron discuss the movies they're eager to see this month.
58:56
December 6, 2019
Episode 29 "The Wonderful World of Disney+"
This week on Flix 66, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • Weekend Box Office Recap • TV & Film News, including the ABC ethnic sitcom that won't have a season seven, the NBC comedy renewed for season eight, and the veteran action star who will join Tom Holland in the Uncharted feature film. • Feature Stories:   ◊ Disney+ launched Tuesday. We discuss the first two episodes of long-awaited Star Wars series The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum docu-series, and other goodies on the newest streaming service.   ◊ "Begun, the Streaming Wars have!"
49:21
November 16, 2019
Episode 28 AppleTV+ or Minus?
This week on Flix 66, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • Weekend Box Office Recap • TV & Film News, including the new, fall drama CBS has renewed for season two, HBO Max's launch date and price point, and the Academy Award winner who will play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming biopic. • Feature Stories: ◊ AppleTV+ launched today. Is it worth checking out? ◊ "Who Watches the Watchmen?" We do!
46:22
November 1, 2019
Episode 28 "AppleTV+ or Minus?"
This week on Flix 66, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • Weekend Box Office Recap • TV & Film News, including the new, fall drama CBS has renewed for season two, HBO Max's launch date and price point, and the Academy Award winner who will play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming biopic. • Feature Stories:   ◊ AppleTV+ launched today. Is it worth checking out?   ◊ "Who Watches the Watchmen?" We do!
46:22
November 1, 2019
Episode 27 "Soul of the Dark Knight"
This week on Flix 66, Azusa Pacific University professor Dr. Thomas Parham and student critic Aaron Linnemann are joined by special guest Dr. Alex Wainer of Palm Beach Atlantic University to discuss: • Weekend Box Office Recap • TV & Film News, including the first successes and casualties of the new, fall television season, the Oscar-winning filmmaker who set an exclusive, TV deal with Apple, and the classic Charles Dickens' novel that's getting a 21st Century makeover. • Feature Stories:   ◊ Joker: No Laughing Matter   ◊ Martin Scorsese vs. Superhero Cinema
46:36
October 18, 2019
Episode 26 The Joker's Wild
This week on Flix 66, Azusa Pacific University professor Dr. Thomas Parham and student critic Aaron Linnemann are joined by special guest Sabrina Robinson to discuss: • Weekend Box Office Recap • TV & Film News, including a new address for Sesame Street, which Arrow characters may get their own spinoff, and the big-screen superhero who brokered a major deal between two squabbling studios! • Feature Stories:   ◊ Behind the Scenes at the Emmy Awards with Television Academy directing intern and APU alumna Sabrina Robinson   ◊ The Joker Controversy
49:53
October 4, 2019
Episode 25 Field of Streams
This week on Flix 66, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • Weekend Box Office Recap • TV & Film News, including the unveiling of Comcast NBCUniversal's new streaming service, the Academy Award nominee being wooed to play a Marvel superhero, and revivals galore! • Feature Stories:   ◊ Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners   ◊ Handicapping the Major Streaming Services
55:32
September 20, 2019
Episode 24 "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Mouse?"
On the Flix 66 Season Three premiere, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • Labor Day Weekend Box Office • News from D23 Expo, as well as TV and Film Updates • Feature Stories:   ◊ Lessons Learned from Summer 2019   ◊ Is The Walt Disney Company Too Big?   ◊ Universal's Cancellation of The Hunt
54:02
September 6, 2019
Episode 23 Superhero Special
"Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane." It's the Flix 66 Superhero Special! Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by alumnus Ryan Barnes and student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • The top grossing superhero films • Critics' favorite superhero films • Our picks in the following categories:   ◊ Top 5 Favoritess   ◊ Worst Superhero Film   ◊ Pleasant Surprise   ◊ Guilty Pleasure • Plus, upcoming releases from Marvel Studios, Fox, and Warner Bros.
1:00:17
April 25, 2019
Episode 22 An Appeal to Peele
On Flix 66 episode 22, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • Box Office Roundup: SHAZAM! soars, Pet Sematary scares up a crowd, and Dumbo loses altitude. • Film & TV News, including series renewals and cancellations, the latest Avenger tapped to headline a Disney+ series, an update on "Stars Behind Bars," and the Television Academy's ruling that moves three "anthology" shows out of the limited-series category. • Feature Stories:   ◊ "Dear Jordan Peele..." Can the Oscar-winning filmmaker avoid an M. Night Shyamalan-level creative meltdown after the twin disappointments of Us and CBS All Access' Twilight Zone revival?   ◊ Disney's live-action adaptations of animated classics may be a financially lucrative strategy but has proven to be a mixed bag creatively. The lackluster performance of Tim Burton's Dumbo may indicate there are limits to viewers' nostalgia. Time will tell whether Guy Ritchie's Aladdin or Jon Favreau's Lion King can recapture their predecessors' magic.
59:00
April 11, 2019
Episode 21 "An Apple+ a Day..."
On Flix 66 episode 21, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • Box Office Roundup: Jordan Peele's Us set records, but is it a worthy successor to Get Out?  • Film & TV News, including series renewals and cancellations, where the first round of layoffs hit Fox after the Disney acquisition, and the Star Trek actor who will join LeBron James in Space Jam 2. • Feature Stories:   ◊ Apple finally unveiled its streaming service Apple TV+, which launches this fall with new shows from producers like Charlie Day & Rob McElhenney, Ronald D. Moore, M. Night Shyamalan, and Steven Spielberg with A-list talent like Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa, Aaron Paul & Octavia Spencer, and Hailee Steinfeld. Will Apple+ be a "Netflix Killer" or just another competitor?   ◊ The Writers Guild of America is engaged in a bitter feud with packaging agencies Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Endeavor, and United Talent Agency. Negotiations have been tense, and WGA is prepared for its 15,000 members to fire their agents if a new deal isn't reached by April 7th.
54:46
March 28, 2019
Episode 20 Hollywood Grudge Matches
On Flix 66 episode 20, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linneman to discuss three Hollywood grudge matches amidst the weekend box office roundup, film and TV news, and the two veteran TV stars indicted in the college admissions scandal. • Round One: Captain Marvel v. Internet Trolls • Round Two: Moviepass v. AMC Stubs A-List • Round Three (Feature Story): Steven Spielberg v. Netflix Ding, ding, ding!
56:19
March 14, 2019
Episode 19 Oscar Picks and Predictions
On Flix 66 episode 19, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by Animation Program Director Tony Bancroft to discuss: • Box Office Roundup for the Worst Presidents' Day Weekend in 15 years • Film & TV News, including two potential spinoffs, Nickelodeon's plans to woo back young viewers, "Batfleck Bids Farewell," plus a recommendation and a rant with respect to Netflix's The Umbrella Academy and DC Universe's Doom Patrol. • Feature Story: Our Picks and Predictions for the 91st Academy Awards
1:09:27
February 21, 2019
Episode 18 "Hidden Gems of 2018"
On Flix 66 episode 18, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critics Aaron Linnemann and Linny Ponce to discuss: • Box Office Roundup: Is Glass still half-full, and who could've predicted that Aquaman would become Warner Bros. second highest-grossing movie ever? • Film & TV News, including a bunch of series renewals, the latest casting additions to the Dune remake, and bookies' favorite choices to replace Ben Affleck as The Batman • Feature Story: Our Favorite Overlooked Films and Television Shows Which films and shows should you buy, rent, or stream on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or CBS All Access?
1:01:13
February 7, 2019
Episode 17 2018 Oscar Noms: The Good, the Bad, and the "What the What?"
On Flix 66 episode 17, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • Box Office Roundup: Glass takes the top spot, but has the Shyamalan formula worn thin? • Film & TV News, including the MPAA's newest member • Feature Story: Our Reactions to Oscar Nominations   ◊ Which films made the cut?   ◊ Snubs & Surprises   ◊ Is this year's real winner social relevance?
56:49
January 24, 2019
Episode 16 Winter 2019 Premiere & Awards Season Preview
On the Winter 2019 Premiere of the Flix 66 podcast, Azusa Pacific University Cinematic Arts professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Aaron Linnemann to discuss: • Box Office Roundup: The Upside dethrones Aquaman, which crosses $1 billion worldwide • Film & TV News, including the newest addition to the glut of streaming services • Feature Story: Awards Season Preview   ◊ The Directors Guild, Producers Guild, and Writers Guild announces their nominees; find out which guild chose the most balanced list of 2018 films.   ◊ The Critics' Choice Awards selects their top film of last year.   ◊ Plus Ryan, Thom, and Ryan extoll the virtues of First Man and Ryan Gosling's performance.
58:35
January 17, 2019
Episode 15 "It's a Wonderful Podcast"
On Flix 66 episode 15, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Joy Howard to discuss: • Box Office Report, including Ralph Breaks the Internet, The Grinch, Creed II, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald • News, including...    ◊ Female-led films outgrossed male peers from 2015-2017    ◊ Kevin Hart is not hosting the Oscars    ◊ Number of streaming services surpassed broadcast networks and basic cable • Feature Story: Favorite Christmas Films and TV Specials
1:04:37
December 13, 2018
Episode 14 "I.P. or Not I.P.? That Is the Question"
On Flix 66 episode 14, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic Noah Ouellette to discuss: • Thanksgiving Box Office Report, including Ralph Breaks the Internet and Creed II • News, including Amazon's plans, Apple's partnership with A24, and Sony's Spider-Verse • Feature Story: Studio Tentpoles vs. Indie Cinema    ◊ A24 films won five honors at the Gotham Awards    ◊ Thanksgiving box office was dominated by moves based on Intellectual Properties (IPs)    ◊ Are studio tentpoles crowding out hidden, indie gems?
58:12
November 28, 2018
Episode 13 "It's a Black (Film) Thing"
On Flix 66 episode 13, Azusa Pacific University professor Dr. Thomas Parham is joined by student critics Joy Howard and Tajianna Okechukwu to discuss: • Box Office Report, including "How The Grinch Stole the Weekend" • News, including Stan Lee's passing, the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service, and Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina • Feature Story: "2018 Urban Cinema"   ◊ The Hate U Give   ◊ Blindspotting   ◊ Sorry to Bother You   ◊ BlackKklansman
57:16
November 14, 2018
Episode 12 "Do You Like Scary Movies?"
On Flix 66 episode 12, Azusa Pacific University professors Ryan Izay and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by a trio of student critics to discuss: • Weekend Box Office, including the Halloween sequel that scared up big bucks • Fall TV Renewals and The Conners return without their matriarch • News, including Ryan Coogler returns to Wakanda, Warner Bros. pushes Wonder Woman 2 to 2020, Steve Carell joins Apple's TV drama, and LeBron James to produce Friday the 13th reboot • Feature Story: "The Horror! The Horror!"   ◊ Variety's list of top 20 horror flicks from the last 20 years   ◊ Our preferences in horror films
1:04:57
October 23, 2018
Episode 11 "Gimme That Prime-Time Religion"
On Flix 66 episode 11, Azusa Pacific University professors Nate Bell, Ryan Izay, and Dr. Thomas Parham discuss: • Weekend Box Office, including the virtues of A Star Is Born and the vices of Venom • Fall TV Hits, Revivals, and Returns • News, including the new Doctor Who, Disney's streaming service plans, and James Gunn's potential "killer" gig • Feature Story: Religion on Television   ◊ NBC's Manifest   ◊ CBS' God Friended Me   ◊ CBS' Young Sheldon #203 "A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens"
1:02:58
October 9, 2018
Episode 10 Summer 2018 Movie Wrap-Up & Fall TV Preview
On Flix 66 episode 10, Azusa Pacific University professors Nate Bell, Ryan Izay, and Dr. Thomas Parham discuss: • Weekend Box Office • Emmy Award Highlights   ◊ Ethnic Diversity   ◊ Portrayals of Women • Summer 2018 Round-Up    ◊ Hits   ◊ Misses   ◊ Personal Favorites • Fall TV Review
55:30
September 26, 2018
Episode 9 Marvel Cinematic Universe Special
On Flix 66 episode 9, Azusa Pacific University professors Nate Bell, Ryan Izay, and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critics Ryan Clem Barnes, William Dixon, and Madison Webster to discuss the first 18 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Iron Man to Black Panther. • The MCU So Far...   ◊ Box Office   ◊ Reviews   ◊ Our Personal Top Five Lists   ◊ In Defense of Ant-Man • Criticism   ◊ Ethnic Diversity   ◊ Portrayals of Women • The Television Series   ◊ ABC's Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter   ◊ Netflix's Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher • Our Hopes (and Fears) for Avengers: Infinity War
56:44
April 26, 2018
Episode 8 Revivals and Reboots Galore
On Flix 66 episode 8, Azusa Pacific University professors Nate Bell, Ryan Izay, and Dr. Thomas Parham discuss the following topics: • Movie News   ◊ Rampage won the weekend; the Rock is on a roll!   ◊ A Quiet Place continues to scare audiences and only dropped 33% since its opening   ◊ Warner Bros. assigns directors to a pair of DC Extended Universe films • Television Update   ◊ Netflix added 7.4 million new subscribers in Q1   ◊ HBO's Here and Now season one ends, and Westworld season two premieres Sunday   ◊ Farewell, Olivia Pope and Associates; Shonda Rhimes' Scandal draws to a close • Feature Story – Revivals and Reboots   ◊ Netflix started the trend with Arrested Development and Fuller House   ◊ Don't forget non-narrative revivals of Joel McHale, Bill Nye, and Queer Eye   ◊ Broadcast networks have succeeded with Will and Grace and Roseanne, with more to come
50:23
April 19, 2018
Episode 7 The Hunger Video Games
On Flix 66 episode 7, Azusa Pacific University professors Nate Bell and Dr. Thomas Parham are joined by student critic William Dixon to discuss the following topics: • Box Office Report   ◊ Ready Player One topped the charts Easter weekend   ◊ Black Panther continues to shatter records   ◊ Faith-based films I Can Only Imagine and Paul, Apostle of Christ make a strong showing • Television Update   ◊ ABC's Roseanne revival scores big ratings   ◊ Review of NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live    ◊ Preview of Netflix's Lost in Space revival • Ready Player One   ◊ Is Steven Spielberg still relevant?   ◊ Is RP1 a good adaptation?   ◊ Is RP1 a good movie?
54:39
April 4, 2018
Episode 6 A Spring-kle in Time
On Flix 66 episode 6, Azusa Pacific University professors Nate Bell, Ryan Izay, Dr. Thomas Parham, and student critic Joy S. Howard discuss the following topics: • Black Panther's continued box office dominance and the surprise success of I Can Only Imagine • NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the pay disparity scandal with Netflix's The Crown • 90th Academy Awards post-mortem • The great Wrinkle in Time debate   ◊ Is the film a good adaptation?   ◊ Is the book “Christian”?   ◊ Did stunt casting ruin the movie?
52:26
March 22, 2018
Episode 5 Our 2018 Oscar Picks
On Flix 66 episode five, Azusa Pacific University Cinematic Arts professors Nate Bell, Ryan Izay, Dr. Thomas Parham, and graduate student Tyler Welch discuss the following topics: • Black Panther's dominance of the box office • Netflix's $8 billion original programming strategy • HBO's upcoming adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 with Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon • 2018 Oscar Predictions Adapted Screenplay - Original Screenplay - Supporting Actress - Supporting Actor - Lead Actress - Lead Actor - Director - Best Picture
1:28:14
February 28, 2018
Episode 4 Black Panther Special
On Flix 66 episode 4, Azusa Pacific University professors Nate Bell, Ryan Izay, Dr. Thomas Parham, and student critic Joy S. Howard examine the phenomenal success of Marvel Studios' Black Panther. SPOILER ALERT: The plot will be discussed in detail! • Breaking Box Office Records • Critical and Audience Response • Cultural Impact
53:44
February 21, 2018
Episode 3 Valentine's Special
On Flix 66 episode three, Azusa Pacific University Cinematic Arts professors Nate Bell, Ryan Izay, Dr. Thomas Parham, and special guest Dr. Monica Ganas discuss the following topics: • Box Office Roundup • Romantic Films   ◊ The Fifty Shades Phenomenon   ◊ Portrayals of Romance in the Age of #metoo   ◊ Our Favorite Romantic Films • Television Highlights
41:16
February 14, 2018
Episode 2 An Insider's Look at the Motion Picture Academy
On Flix 66 episode two, Azusa Pacific University Cinematic Arts professors Nate Bell, Ryan Izay, and Dr. Thomas Parham discuss the following topics: • An Insider's View of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with special guest Tony Bancroft • 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Surprises and Snubs • Box Office Roundup • Television Highlights
47:11
February 2, 2018
Series Premiere! 2017 Year in Review
On the inaugural Flix 66 podcast, Azusa Pacific University Cinematic Arts professors Nate Bell, Ryan Izay, and Dr. Thomas Parham discuss the following topics: • The #MeToo movement with guest Laurie Leinonen • 2017: The Year in Review with Nate, Ryan, and Thom noting Treasures, Travesties, and Trends • The Great Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Debate • The State of Superhero Cinema
1:01:06
January 19, 2018