After the Credits Episode 180: VIFF Dispatch #3

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We did it! We made it through another festival and this year, it seems everyone is in better spirits than in previous years. I’m still disappointed by the relatively small number of movies I managed to see but on a positive note, at least my batting average was generally good.

For this year’s festival wrap show, I’m joined by Bill (@soundjam69) of The Green Screen of Death fame, and the lovely Lisa who makes a return from last year’s wrap show, to count down our favorite festival titles, the bottom of the barrel and touch base on how the festival did as a whole for 2015.

A number of VIFF’s most popular titles are currently playing at the Vancity Theatre. For full details and schedule of the VIFF Repeats, check out the official website!

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After the Credits Episode 179: VIFF Dispatch #2

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I can hardly believe it but the festival is almost over. Where did it go exactly?!

It’s been a few days since we last talked and since then, Bill (@soundjam69) has seen a hundred more movies (exaggeration – but not by much) and I’ve seen a few more, most of them good which brings the good to bad ratio in the favour of good and that, at least, is something worth celebrating.

We will be returning later this week with a final wrap of the festival and to share our top picks but until then, this will keep you informed!

At the tail end of the show I mention a recent episode of the Talkhouse podcast though I picked the wrong genre icon! The episode features Ben Wheatley and Alex Cox (not Richard Stanley – who is also awesome) and you can listen to it here.

For up-to-the-moment updates from the last few days of the festival, be sure to follow us on twitter. Bill is at @soundjam69 and I’m at @themarina.

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After the Credits Episode 178: VIFF Dispatch #1

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We were well into the first week of the festival when we recorded this on Saturday and naturally since it’s now Monday, we’re now even furher into the frey.

Reporting from the trenches (actually the very pleasant courtyard of The Cinematheque on a lovely sunny day!), I’m joined by friend of the podcast Bill Harris (@soundjam69) – who also co-hosts the great The Green Screen of Death with Adrian Charlie (who we talk about in passing and whom you can find @Adrian_Charlie) – as we talk movies so far (or more accurately, he talks movies so far and I occasionally chime in).

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs September 24 to October 9. For full listing of films and tickets, visit the official website.

For up-to-the-moment updates from the festival, be sure to follow us on twitter. Bill is at @soundjam69 and I’m at @themarina.

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After the Credits Episode 177: October Preview

Vin Diesel of the awesome beard!

Vin Diesel of the awesome beard!

Just when you think awards season is upon us, Hollywood goes and unleashes The Last Witch Hunter on us. But worry not because if this isn’t your thing (what’s wrong with you?!?) there are plenty of other movies to pick from this month if Vin Diesel with a beard isn’t your cup of tea and Coleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) preview a whole bunch of them.


Other stuff mentioned on the show:

– Planet Money episode on Jason Blum

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After the Credits Episode 176: VIFF 2015 Preview

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It has finally arrived! Vancouver’s largest film festival (and also one of the largest in the world), kicks off tonight with an Opening Gala screening of John Crowley’s Brooklyn (trailer) which has been breaking hearts all over the festival circuit the last few weeks. Following that gala, VIFF will soldier along with two weeks of movies including festival favourites from the past year, a wide ranging selection of docs, a splatter of genre films and a fully loaded program of both Canadian and locally made films.

With so much to choose from, I enlisted the help of After the Credits sometimes-Festival Correspondent and The Green Screen of Death co-host Bill Harris (@soundjam69), to chat about some of the movies we’re looking forward to, along with weighing in on a couple of festival movies we’ve already seen.

And bonus: we share some quick thoughts (more like unabashed praise) for The Martian (trailer).

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs September 24 to October 9. For full listing of films and tickets, visit the official website.

For up-to-the-moment updates from the festival, be sure to follow us on twitter. Bill is at @soundjam69 and I’m at @themarina.

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After the Credits Episode 175: Littlest Hobo Media Spew – August

Marina's latest obsession

Marina’s latest obsession

Someone made the mistake of asking what we watched the month before and Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) figured rather than tack this onto the regular podcast, we’d just give you a little bonus show in the middle of the month.

The idea was for this to be a 10 minute bonus episode but it quickly got out of hand, mostly because there was so much to cover. We promise that next time we’ll try harder to keep it short. No guarantees.

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After the Credits Episode 174: September Preview

Denis Villeneuve returns!

Denis Villeneuve returns!

Where exactly did August go? It seems like we blinked and all of a sudden September was here. Not around the corner but HERE.

Coleen makes her return after an epic adventure through Iceland to join Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) as we look ahead to September and the un-official start of festival season.


Other stuff mentioned on the show:

– QE interviews feed, iTunes
– Dale’s “Over 40 in Vancouver” podcast

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After the Credits Episode 173: August Preview

That is one good looking cast

That is one good looking cast

August feels like a bit of a slow month but perhaps the fact we’re missing one of our regulars might have something to do with it. Coleen was out taking photos of geisers and stuff in Iceland (more on that upon her return) but Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) managed to pull ourselves together to record this show. On the road no less! And I take all blame for it being a few days late. My bad.

Other stuff mentioned on the show:

My interview with the awesome Kevin Durand!

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After the Credits Episode 172: July Preview

Sean Baker strikes again!

Sean Baker strikes again!

The summer is now in full swing but where are the summer blockbusters? It seems that the year’s biggest titles have pretty much come and gone but that doesn’t mean all the summer fun is gone – it just means that summer fun looks a little different; a little more mature and more of a mix of arthouse and blockbuster. Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) are dig into the July bag of movies and emerge with a few notables.

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