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Join Dylan as he dissects your favorite movies, analyzing acting, cinematography, character arcs, themes and more. Get a comprehensive take on what makes movies great! Each episode is broken into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections for your enjoyment both before and after your film viewing!
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Ep. 44 - Rapid Fire Reviews #3 (In the Mood for Love // The Omen // Good Time // Full Metal Jacket // On the Waterfront . . . )
"Let's Go Out With a Bang" In which host Dylan rips through several reviews listed below in a rapid-fire, main-impression format in the third RFR installment. Scorching-hot questions are answered in this episode. What black-and-white classic shares a one-for-one similarity with SpongeBob? What stresses me out more, a botched bank robbery or a catastrophic shiva? And, most importantly, how fine is the line between stupid and clever? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the forty-fourth episode of CineStudy. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on "Big Dumb Movie": https://open.spotify.com/episode/1EsLzILUjDwrMLwuW2oQ93?si=PIhOqhb1RgOAT4HLfTlydQ Here is the structure for this episode at the time of the Anchor ad read (timestamps may change with a different future ad): Alice in Wonderland - 7:44 The French Connection - 10:43 Good Time - 13:53 Punch-Drunk Love - 16:43 The Omen - 19:32 The Night of the Hunter - 24:18 High Noon - 28:42 In the Mood for Love - 30:44 After Hours - 33:18 Nocturnal Animals - 35:39 Blazing Saddles - 36:54 Shiva Baby - 39:32 On the Waterfront - 41:52 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse - 44:08 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - 45:22 The Third Man - 47:19 M - 49:23 Full Metal Jacket - 51:08 * SPOILERS SECTION BEGINS * The Night of the Hunter Spoilers - 56:41 Full Metal Jacket Spoilers - 59:37 Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
01:02:33
June 7, 2021
Ep. 43 - 2020 Ranked
"I'm the Protagonist of this Podcast" In which Dylan ranks the 2020 movies he got around to by personal enjoyment, ranging from a violent Brazilian genre mashup to an Andy Samberg timeloop comedy to Pixar's latest two outings. Annual questions are addressed in this episode. Did the movies that I most anticipated, ranging from Soul to Mank, live up to the hype? Is Promising Young Woman a little more morally complex than what its detractors wanted to see?  And, most importantly, is Jim Cummings an absolute beast or what? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the forty-third episode of CineStudy. At the end of the episode, brief spoiler talk occurs for Tenet, Promising Young Woman and Soul. SPOILERS: 1:03:56 and beyond Didn't get to mention this on the episode since I recorded this before it came out but I recently appeared on the podcast "Big Dumb Movie" to talk Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull! Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1EsLzILUjDwrMLwuW2oQ93?si=PIhOqhb1RgOAT4HLfTlydQ Thanks for listening to CineStudy! THE LIST: Be warned if you've yet to listen... *** 18. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 17. Bill & Ted Face the Music 16: Mank 15: Blow the Man Down 14: Phineas & Ferb: Candace Against the Universe 13: The Vast of Night 12: The Climb 11: The Gentlemen 10: Tenet 9: Another Round 8: Onward 7: Sound of Metal 6: Bacurau 5: Palm Springs 4: The Wolf of Snow Hollow 3: Promising Young Woman 2: Dick Johnson is Dead 1: Soul
01:12:56
February 28, 2021
Ep. 42 - Rebel Without a Cause (Mini-Review)
"He Goes to 11" In which host Dylan mini-reviews the quintessential L.A. film "Rebel Without a Cause" directed by Nicholas Ray and starring James Dean. Burning questions are answered in this episode. How dynamic is the lead actor in this film? What kind of work does the setting do for the film's themes and story? And, most importantly, who's got the bullets? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the forty-second episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 24:00 Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
35:33
December 23, 2020
Ep. 41 - Top 10 Movies of the 90's
"I Am Jack's 90's Nostalgia" In which host Dylan is joined by Pappy, Stevie, and Korey from the podcasts "Spoilers!" and "Big Dumb Movie" in ranking their top 10 personal favorite movies from one of the greatest decades in film, the 90's. Questions of Jurassic proportion are tackled in this episode. Which flicks from the dominant run of the Coens and Tarantino deserve spots on our lists? Was a certain Kubrickian Christmas classic sold all wrong? And, most importantly, has lunchtime been canceled due to lack of hustle? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the forty-first episode of CineStudy. And remember, if you disagree with any of our picks, that's just, like, your opinion, man.  A plot turn is mentioned regarding The Silence of the Lambs and a certain scene involving Marvin from Pulp Fiction is played. Not much in the realm of spoilers but skip ahead a few times when we start talking about these if you're worried. Also, goodbye Brahms, hello Tchaikovsky. Copyright, what can I say? Check out Spoilers! here (Apple): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spoilers/id1099500074 Check out Big Dumb Movie here (Apple): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/big-dumb-movie/id1447076395 Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
01:55:48
September 20, 2020
Ep. 40 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Mini-Review)
"He Ran So They Could Walk" In which host Dylan mini-reviews gory horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," directed by Tobe Hooper. Leathery questions are answered in this episode. How does this movie stack up to the other iconic horror movies that followed? Is the divided pacing effective? And, most importantly, does anyone know a good dentist for my friend Leatherface? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the fortieth episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 20:38 Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
42:40
August 21, 2020
Ep. 39 - What Makes 12 Angry Men Great?
"That's Not a Knife" In which host Dylan breaks down what's so great about Sidney Lumet's "12 Angry Men," a film starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb and centering around a jury's deliberation over the guilt of a boy on trial for murder. Burning questions are addressed in this episode. How does the writing handle 12 very different but significant characters? What tricks does the cinematography employ to increase the film's effect? And, most importantly, how about this new kid Modjelewski? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirty-ninth episode of CineStudy. SPOILERS ABOUND in this episode- I break down many aspects of the plot and its characters. This will be the staple of this new format I'm testing out. Speaking of which, let me know what you think of this style of episode on Instagram (@cinestudypodcast) or through email (cinestudypodcast@gmail.com)! Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
22:00
July 3, 2020
Ep. 38 - Rapid Fire Reviews #2 (Aliens // Zodiac // Rope // Onward // Star Wars Prequels . . . ) and Rankings Update #2
"Space Operas and Sex Dolls" In which host Dylan rips through several reviews listed below in a rapid-fire, main-impression format in the second RFR installment. Additionally, rankings for Pixar, High School movies, 2018 and 2019 are all updated. Flaming-hot questions are answered in this episode. What are my thoughts on a variety of Disney features, including Mulan, Frozen 2 and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad? Does The Usual Suspects work if you know too much going in? And, most importantly, does Attack of the Clones possess even the slightest bit of entertainment? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirty-eighth episode of CineStudy. Here is the structure for this episode at the time of the Anchor ad read (timestamps may change with a different future ad): The Phantom Menace - 3:26 Attack of the Clones - 4:10 Revenge of the Sith - 4:37 The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' - 5:29 The People vs. George Lucas - 7:02 Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary - 8:49 Onward - 10:42 Rope - 11:43 Mulan - 15:01 Aladdin - 16:00 Frozen II - 16:17 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad - 17:28 Saludos Amigos - 18:12 Lars and the Real Girl - 18:55 The Usual Suspects - 20:32 Zodiac - 21:41 Saving Private Ryan - 23:30 Aliens (with quick Alien comment) - 24:44 Alien3 - 26:35 Alien Resurrection - 27:44 Rankings Update - 30:19 Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
33:06
June 8, 2020
Ep. 37 - Every Wes Anderson Movie, Ranked
"Yes, ALWAYS" In which host Dylan ranks every movie directed by Wes Anderson, ranging from a stop-motion thievery tale to quaint island love story. Quirky questions are answered in this episode. Which of these films produces an extremely effective cozy atmosphere? Which movie is just a little too dull and unfocused for me to enjoy? And, most importantly, have we located us yet? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirty-seventh episode of CineStudy.  No spoilers in this one. I reference some plot points, but mostly out of context. Maybe skip the end of my The Life Aquatic segment if you want to be extra safe. Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
49:33
May 25, 2020
Ep. 36 - Ranking the Films of 2019
"About Time" In which Dylan FINALLY ranks the 2019 movies he got around to, ranging from a South Korean Best Picture winner to a crazed Dafoe to a mostly nude Jake Gyllenhaal (no, not Mysterio). Annual questions are addressed in this episode. Did the movies that I most anticipated, ranging from Endgame to Jojo Rabbit, live up to the hype? Is Shia Labeaouf criminally underappreciated? And, most importantly, why did I expect the new Star Wars to be good? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirty-sixth episode of CineStudy. At the end of the episode, brief spoiler talk occurs for 1917, Uncut Gems, The Lighthouse, Knives Out and Parasite. SPOILERS: 42:24 and beyond Check out my appearance on Spoilers! to talk about Jojo Rabbit here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0wn7wSYFUUWvZucPUAlfGY Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
48:41
March 10, 2020
Ep. 35 - Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (Mini-Review)
"Margheriti Strikes Back"  In which host Dylan mini-reviews a huge movie he missed last year, "Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood" directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in a 1969 Hollywood love-letter mixing movie-making with the Mansons. Historical questions are answered in this episode. Who is really the main character here? How do I feel about Tarantino's drawn-out style for suspense and general sequences? And, most importantly, are my hands registered as lethal weapons? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirty-fifth episode of CineStudy.  In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 17:53  Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
31:18
January 25, 2020
Ep. 34 - Rapid Fire Reviews #1 (Halloween // Ghostbusters // Jojo Rabbit // Sleeping Beauty // Paths of Glory . . . )
"Crazy, Stupid, Serenity" In which host Dylan rips through several reviews listed below in a rapid-fire, main-impression format. Burning questions are answered in this episode. Where does A Nightmare on Elm Street stand among iconic horror? What do I think about Beetlejuice? And, most importantly, are the accents in The Box really, really irritating? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirty-fourth episode of CineStudy. Check out my appearance on Spoilers! to talk about Jojo Rabbit here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0wn7wSYFUUWvZucPUAlfGY Here is the structure for this episode at the time of the Anchor ad read (timestamps may change with a different future ad): Paths of Glory - 5:21 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - 6:41 Waiting for Guffman - 7:07 Invasion of the Body Snatchers - 7:49 Ghostbusters - 9:04 Scream - 9:36 A Nightmare on Elm Street - 10:15 SPOILERS for A Nightmare on Elm Street - 11:33 Robin Hood - 13:22 Beetlejuice - 14:01 Crazy, Stupid, Love - 15:32 Sleeping Beauty - 16:50 The Box - 18:08 Serenity - 20:44 Halloween - 27:01 Jojo Rabbit - 28:46 Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
30:31
December 29, 2019
Ep. 33 - The Shining (Mini-Review)
"You Don't Know Jack" In which host Dylan tackles "The Shining," directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd in an intense psychological horror trapped in a sprawling hotel with a horrific past. Burning questions are answered in this episode. Who gives the best performance in this movie? What are my thoughts on the cinematography? And, most importantly, do I know what the blood elevator means? No. Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirty-third episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 29:19 Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
47:50
November 24, 2019
Ep. 32 - Joker (Mini-Review)
"I'm Not Gonna Compare It to 2001" In which host Dylan finally reviews "Joker," directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz in the gritty origin story of iconic villain Joker. Clownish questions are answered in this episode. How good is Joaquin Phoenix? Does Todd Phillips capably helm a more serious movie? And, most importantly, how many times will I say "this man"? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirty-second episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 25:30 Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
46:25
October 13, 2019
Ep. 31 - Rankings Update #1 and Show Update
"I Owe Cars 2 an Apology"  In which host Dylan uneventfully updates his Pixar rankings and fills you in on the future of the show's other hosts.  Burning questions are answered in this episode. What is the worst Cars movie? Where does Toy Story 4 stack up in the Toy Story franchise? And, most importantly, how about that Shining reference? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirty-first episode of CineStudy. No spoilers in this one! Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
15:12
August 30, 2019
Ep. 30 - Shaun of the Dead (Mini-Review)
 "A Casual Apocalypse"  In which host Dylan reviews unique horror-comedy "Shaun of the Dead," directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Kate Ashfield in a quest to find safety and sound relationships in zombie-infested London. Burning questions are answered in this episode. How different does this spin a zombie apocalypse? Does blocking actually help with mood and foreshadowing? And, most importantly, can we throw Dire Straits? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirtieth episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 15:34 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
25:01
August 5, 2019
Ep. 29 - Thoughts on MCU Phase 4
 "Knockoff Captain America"  In which host Dylan shares some quick thoughts and reactions to the recently announced slate of Marvel Cinematic Universe films and TV shows. Eternal questions are rung up in this episode. What kind of style will the Black Widow solo movie shoot for? Is Natalie Portman the new Thor? And most importantly, can Dylan remember what episode this is? Answer all of these inquiries and more in the twenty-ninth episode of CineStudy.  There are no spoilers in this episode, simply speculation of coming movies.  Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
25:40
July 25, 2019
Ep. 28 - Spider-Man: Far From Home (Mini-Review)
"Unexpected Lebowski"  In which host Dylan provides his thoughts on MCU Phase 3 finale "Spider-Man: Far From Home," directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal. Mysterious questions are answered in this episode. Where does Tom Holland stack up among the live-action Spider-Men? Does the comedy work in this movie? And, most importantly, how awesome is Jake Gyllenhaal? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the twenty-eighth episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 16:56 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
29:35
July 17, 2019
Ep. 27 - The Princess Bride
 "Absolutely, Totally, and In All Other Ways INCONCEIVABLE "  In which host Dylan tackles one of his favorite movies of all time, charming fantasy adventure "The Princess Bride," directed by Rob Reiner and starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Wallace Shawn, Chris Sarandon and Christopher Guest in a lighthearted comedic quest to realize true love and get revenge on an old foe.  Inconceivable questions are answered in this episode. How many times will Dylan call him the Dead Pirate Roberts in speaking too fast? What kind of tone does Rob Reiner manage to pull off? And, most importantly, is it even possible to do this movie justice? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the twenty-seventh episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 56:27 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
02:30:56
June 29, 2019
Ep. 26 - Ranking High School Movies
 "San Dimas High School Football RULES"  In which host Dylan puts together his official rankings of high school movies. Fetch questions are answered in this episode. What do I consider a high school movie? Is The Breakfast Club overrated? And, most importantly, do you think anybody wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I'm wearing these bad boys? Fuhgedaboudit. Answer all of these inquiries and more on the twenty-sixth episode of CineStudy.  Very minor spoilers in this episode. I talk about certain scenes of certain movies but avoid major plot points. Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
39:34
June 22, 2019
Ep. 25 - Following (Mini-Review)
 "Cobbception"  In which host Dylan gives his take on puzzle-box debut "Following," directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw and Lucy Russell in an amateur thriller about a writer following various individuals for inspiration and getting mixed up in some criminal business. The following questions are answered in this episode. Does the earliness of this work hinder its final product? What's the acting like from these unknowns? And, most importantly, how in the world did Nolan get his style in gear from the very beginning? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the twenty-fifth episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 13:11 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
19:44
June 14, 2019
Ep. 24 - I Watched Every Pixar Short
 "Move It or Lou It"  In which host Dylan reflects on completing the list of Pixar shorts.  Lifted questions are answered in this episode. Are the Mater shorts worth your time? What do I think about Sparkshorts? And, most importantly, is Lou better than a fair amount of Pixar characters? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the twenty-fourth episode of CineStudy. No spoilers in this episode, just explained concepts. Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
28:48
June 8, 2019
Ep. 23 - Avengers: Endgame (Mini-Review)
"Hawkeye Does, In Fact, Wield the Gauntlet"  In which host Dylan comments on epic franchise finale "Avengers: Endgame," directed by the Russo Brothers and starring a whole lotta people in a desperate attempt at reversing the destruction caused by Thanos.  Magnificent questions are answered in this episode. How do I feel about Thor and Hulk? What's that first hour like? And, most importantly, is there beer on the ship? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the twenty-third episode of CineStudy. Unlike typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is ALL SPOILERS. You've been warned. Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
45:32
May 31, 2019
Ep. 22 - La La Land
"The Real DCEU"  In which host Dylan analyzes Hollywood musical love letter "La La Land," directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in a flashy yet filled-with-heart romantic film exploring the reality of pursuing our dreams.  Colorful questions are answered in this episode. How's the actual music? Is the style of this movie pretentious, enjoyable or somewhere in between? And, most importantly, how about that Epilogue? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the twenty-second episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 1:04:23 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
02:36:32
April 6, 2019
Ep. 21 - Oscars 2019 Review
"This Man Made Dumb and Dumber" In which host Dylan reviews the 2019 Oscars with his picks, his want-to-wins, and the true victors. Hostless questions are addressed in this episode. Could Bohemian Rhapsody stop winning everything so I'd get a few right? Who were the upsets? And, most importantly, should Thanos wipe out the Oscars after his snub? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the twenty-first episode of CineStudy. No spoilers here. Unless you consider Oscars winners spoilers. Thank you for listening to CineStudy!
31:03
March 1, 2019
Ep. 20 - The Royal Tenenbaums (Mini-Review)
"Pagoda" In which host Dylan mini-reviews The Royal Tenenbaums, directed by Wes Anderson and starring a whole bunch of people I try to mention in the episode.  Quirky questions are considered in this episode. Is Wes Anderson the ensemble master? Is Ben Stiller underutilized? And, most importantly, how about that chase scene? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the twentieth episode of CineStudy.   In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 11:55 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
22:23
March 1, 2019
Ep. 19 - First Man (Mini-Review)
"We Have (some) Serious Problems"   In which Dylan mini-reviews 2018 Neil Armstrong bio-pic "First Man," directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, which chronicles the first manned mission to the Moon. Cosmic questions are tackled in this episode. How's Ryan Gosling's stoic performance? What about this camera technique? And, most importantly, was that barrel roll intense or what? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the nineteenth episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 14:14 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
18:27
February 9, 2019
Ep. 18 - Introducing Mini-Reviews and Listener Mail
"Episode Purist"  In which Dylan introduces a new series that will allow him to pump out episodes a bit more frequently and a bit more concisely, extended analysis episodes being preserved all the while. He also reads the first official piece of Listener Mail. Exciting times, man. Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
09:08
January 26, 2019
Ep. 17 - Ranking the Films of 2018
"A Forced Top 10"  In which Dylan ranks the 2018 movies he got around to, ranging from a silent horror success to a singing cowboy to a zany, surprising comedy. Yearly questions are addressed in this episode. How faithful to the originals were the sequels of this year? Did I really see that many movies in 2018? And, most importantly, why did I see The Christmas Chronicles and not literally anything else? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the seventeenth episode of CineStudy. Limited spoilers in this movie. My comments simply allude to things. Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
23:18
January 13, 2019
Ep. 16 - Elf
"Psyched Out of My Mind"  In which host Dylan analyzes modern holiday classic "Elf," directed by Jon Favreau and starring Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel in a fun fish-out-of-water Christmas tale about Buddy, a man raised in the North Pole, seeking his somewhat Scrooge-like father in New York to resume a normal life. Narwhalian questions are answered in this episode. Do some of the more contrived elements of storytelling work in this film? How's Will Ferrell's performance? And, most importantly, how often will Dylan diss on Daniel Tay? A lot. Answer all of these inquiries and more on the sixteenth episode of Cinestudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 48:03 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy! 
02:15:29
January 2, 2019
Ep. 15 - YouTube Rewind 2018
"It's Rewind Time" In which hosts Dylan, Grant and Mason analyze cinematic masterpiece "YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind," the most disliked video of all time. Will Smith answers all of your questions. Is the title unintentionally ironic? Where's Pewdiepie? And, most importantly, can we give a moment to Asian representation in media this year? Major strides were made. Answer all of these inquiries and more on the fifteenth episode of CineStudy. We spoil YouTube Rewind 2018 in this episode, and if you have a problem with that, I suggest you're the problem. Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
26:07
December 20, 2018
Ep. 14 - Ranking Every Pixar Movie
"Repetitive Praise" In which host Dylan puts together his official rankings of every solo Pixar feature length film in existence. Repetitive praise, as noted, is heaped in this episode. Does Cars get overly dissed? What's my favorite Toy Story? And, most importantly, how often will I call a Pixar movie flawless knowing full well I've said it about every movie and none of the movies are truly without flaws? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the fourteenth episode of CineStudy. Very minor spoilers in this episode. I don't reveal any plot points but I offer some limited praise and critique on each film i.e. I like the villain, etc. You'll be fine. Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
32:06
December 15, 2018
Ep. 13 - Reviewing the Golden Globe Nominations
"A Hoarse, Uninformed Host" In which host Dylan takes a gander at the 2018 Golden Globe nominations in the various film categories. Stupid questions are likely asked. Is Mary Poppins Returns really going to be that good? Does Black Panther deserve that Best Picture slot? And, most importantly, just how far can Dylan go with his predictions while knowing absolutely nothing about this year's nominees? No, seriously. I'm not sure why I even made this episode. Answer all of these inquiries and more on the thirteenth episode of CineStudy. No spoilers here, by the way. Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
26:48
December 10, 2018
Ep. 12 - Theorizing About Avengers 4
"Hawkeye Wields the Gauntlet" In which hosts Dylan and Grant toss out some theories and ideas for the still untitled "Avengers 4," directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and (hopefully) starring all the superheroes you've come to know and love attempting to reverse the damage brought upon by the universe-halving Thanos. Conspiracy theories are welcomed in this episode. Who will die? Are the events of Infinity War concrete or still up in the air? And, most importantly, can we just forget the Black Widow - Hulk romance arc already? Probably not, much to our dismay. Answer all of these proposals and more on the twelfth episode of CineStudy. We spoil "Avengers: Infinity War" a WHOLE lot in this episode. If you've somehow managed to not see this movie or hear any of its spoilers... well, you've been warned. Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
58:18
December 2, 2018
Ep. 11 - Film Podcast Recommendations
"Check 'em Out"  In which Dylan suggests some other sweet film podcasts that you should listen to, ranging from professional Top 5 countdowns to a ridiculous ripping-apart of notoriously awful flicks. No questions were answered in this episode of CineStudy.  Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
18:37
November 21, 2018
Ep. 10 - A Retroactive Rating Change (Jaws)
"It Had to be Done"  In which host Dylan alters his original rating of the film "Jaws" and rambles for awhile about the podcast itself. No further explanation needed.  Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
11:53
November 13, 2018
Ep. 9 - Thoughts On Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker
"Pumped Count = High" In which host Dylan shares some quick thoughts and reactions to the newly released set photos and screen tests of host-favorite Joaquin Phoenix's Joker iteration coming in the fall of 2019. Pumped-up questions are pumped out in this episode. How pumped is Dylan for this movie and Phoenix's performance? Is the makeup Joker-quality or is it a bit too polished? And most importantly, HOW PUMPED IS DYLAN? Spoiler: Quite pumped. Answer all of these inquiries and more in the short ninth episode of CineStudy. There are no spoilers in this episode, simply speculation and reviews of a coming movie and its released content. Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
22:19
September 29, 2018
Ep. 8 - Hoodwinked!
"Be Prepared for Wind" In which hosts Dylan and Mason reminisce on witty animated comedic masterpiece "Hoodwinked!," directed by Cory and Todd Edwards and starring Anne Hathaway, Patrick Warburton, Glenn Close and Jim Belushi as classic fairy tale characters relaying their perspective and sense of humor on a goody-based mystery. Good questions are eaten up in this episode. Is this movie supremely underrated in the realm of smart writing? How much does animation quality detract from the final product? And, most importantly, does Patrick Warburton have the voice of God? Answer all of these inquiries and more while battling wind in the spoiler-full section (sorry) in the eighth episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 25:19 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
01:10:47
September 15, 2018
Ep. 7 - Jaws
"You're Gonna Need a Bigger Attention Span"  In which host Dylan analyzes terrifying shark flick and first-ever blockbuster "Jaws," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss in their attempt to hunt down a Great White shark that has been wreaking havoc on the shores of innocent Amity Island. Megalodonic questions are bitten into throughout this episode. Is the film's slow-building suspense more terrifying than the modern jumpscare? Are the characters actually fleshed out as opposed to today's thriller garbage? And most importantly, how many times will I refer to Chrissy Watkins as Chrissy Waltz? Add to that my reference of a crow's nest as a bird's nest... Oh well. Answer all of these inquiries and more in the seventh episode of CineStudy.  In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 36:33 and beyond  Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
02:04:18
August 31, 2018
Ep. 6 - The Big Short
"Time for some Moral Redemption" In which host Dylan analyzes flashy financial commentary and true story "The Big Short," directed by Adam McKay and starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and a fantastic ensemble as Wall Street analysts taking a big risk on the suspected housing bubble. Technical questions are taken a shot at in this episode. Is Ryan Gosling supremely underrated in the realm of comedy? Does this movie make ridiculous banking jargon easy to understand for the average, financially illiterate movie-goer? And most importantly, is that glass eye creepy or what? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the sixth episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 52:25 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
01:43:33
August 24, 2018
Ep. 5 - Movie Trailer Reactions & Predictions
"Serenity Now" In which a 75% complete panel of Dylan, Grant and Mason roll through some trailers for upcoming 2018-2019 movies ranging from intense dramas such as Serenity and First Man to some new sequels such as Wreck-It-Ralph 2 and Halloween. Toss-up questions are thrown out in this episode. Will Wildlife blow us away with its dynamic lead duo and host-favorite aspiring director? Will The New Mutants be an absolute abomination in the realm of MCU spin-offs? And most importantly, did Teen Titans Go! to the Movies nail its casting of Green Lantern like it's nobody's business? Answer all of these inquiries and more on episode five of CineStudy. Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
51:59
August 6, 2018
Ep. 4 - You Were Never Really Here
"I Don't Like the Green Ones" In which host Dylan discusses semi-neo-noir mystery / character study "You Were Never Really Here," directed by Lynne Ramsay, a film starring Joaquin Phoenix as a traumatized veteran who rescues kidnapped girls for a living. Experimental questions are addressed within this episode. Are menial tasks within character studies effective? How much do I enjoy off-screen violence? And, most importantly, can Lynne Ramsay make a hardware store visually attractive? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the fourth episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 28:19 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
01:15:30
August 5, 2018
Ep. 3 - Bronson
"Would You Like a Cup o' Tea, Mate?" In which host Dylan discusses art-house character study "Bronson," directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, a film starring Tom Hardy in an indie portrayal of Britain's most violent (and famous) prisoner, Charles Bronson. Loony questions are answered in this episode. How well is the true story represented? Does Tom Hardy fully delve into this psychotic character? And most importantly, how many sugar cubes? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the third episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 41:32 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
01:25:14
July 26, 2018
Ep. 2 - Thor: Ragnarok
"To Hela With It" In which hosts Dylan and Grant discuss franchise revamp "Thor: Ragnarok," again managing to focus on the fan service than the film's legitimate quality. However, a bright future lies ahead. Regardless, burning questions are addressed in this episode. Is the MCU powered by plot convenience? How much effort should be put into side-character arcs and subplots? And most importantly, is Korg our great savior or our comedic demise? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the second episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 19:51 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
01:15:34
July 7, 2018
Ep. 1 - Avengers: Infinity War
"We Could Do This All Day" Hosts Dylan and Grant discuss recent blockbuster MCU finale "Avengers: Infinity War," managing to geek out more than actually analyse the film's merits. We promise, this is an outlier episode. Just had to gain some fan satisfaction. Regardless, life-changing questions are thoroughly entertained throughout this podcast. Did this film cap off the MCU well? How effectively did it juggle its enormous cast of supers? And most importantly, is Vision an utter disgrace to the concept of the superhero as it currently stands? Answer all of these inquiries and more on the inaugural episode of CineStudy. In typical CineStudy fashion, this episode is separated into spoiler-free and spoiler-full sections. SPOILERS - 34:50 and beyond Thanks for listening to CineStudy!
01:53:18
July 3, 2018