mikeboas / Mike Boas

I’m an animator from Rochester, NY. I drive a plastic car. Here are some podcasts that interest me. Mainly about movies, books, technology, and science.

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  1. Planet Money 650: The Business Genius Behind Get Out

    This episode first ran in 2015.

    Get Out is a comic film. Get Out is a horror movie. Get Out is serious commentary. It’s hard to say what exactly Get Out is, but it is definitely a blockbuster. Which is surprising, because it was made by a company which totally rejects the blockbuster model: Blumhouse Productions.

    Blumhouse, run by Jason Blum, makes movies on tiny budgets. They make a lot of movies, and many of them sneak straight to video, if you know what we mean. But somehow, they keep making hits. And it’s happening more often. Get Out, for example, cost about $4.5 million to make, which is extremely cheap for Hollywood. Since it opened in February, it has grossed nearly $150 million.

    In this episode, Stacey Vanek Smith and Steve Henn go to Blumhouse and found out how they work, following the director of Fast and Furious as he learns to make big movies on small dollars.

    Music: "The Night Is Young" and "Go To Go Go." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook.

    Subscribe to our show on iTunes or PocketCast.

    Note: We originally titled this re-run "The Genius Behind Get Out." We’ve changed it to "The Business Genius Behind Get Out." We didn’t mean to take anything away from the director.


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  2. Kevin Smith and the /Filmcast Review Watchmen (/Filmcast: Ep. 41)

    In this very special episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Peter Sciretta, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley are joined by writer/actor/director Kevin Smith to discuss Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. In this epic, 1 hour and 45-minute long discussion, the five of them delve into the faithfulness of the film adaptation, the effectiveness of the film’s soundtrack, the controversy surrounding the film’s ending, the sexuality of Rorschach, and the resemblance between Zack Snyder and Jesus.


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  3. /Filmcast Ep. 9: The Dark Knight (GUEST: Kevin Smith)

    In this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, Kevin Smith joins us to geek out about the new Watchmen and Terminator trailers, and Kevin offers some reflections on the old Tim Burton Batman films. We also review The Dark Knight (SPOILERS INCLUDED). Have any questions, comments, or suggestions? Want to sponsor or advertise with the /Filmcast? Feel free to e-mail us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com. You can also reach our voicemail number at 781-583-1993.

    Join us next week as we broadcast the /Filmcast live on TUESDAY (NOT Monday) night at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST to review the new X-Files film.


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  4. /Filmcast Ep. 392 – Arrival

    David, Devindra and Jeff discuss the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, then use their remaining emotional energy to try to review movies like Sing Street, Tickled, and Arrival.

    You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!


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  5. /Filmcast Ep. 109 – Inception (GUEST: Armond White from New York Press)

    This week, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley delve into the mysteries of Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Special guest Armond White joins us from New York Press.

    You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Stay tuned to the /Filmcast and to /Film this week for great coverage of Comic-Con!


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  6. No-Budget Filmmaking 026: How to Develop and Finance your Film with Slated

    Everyone has a great idea, a great script, or a relationship with a great actor. But that rarely means you can make a film if you don’t have the money! So what are your options when it comes to financing? What do you need in place before you even think about looking for money? Alex and Trevor chat with Greg Gertmenian, Head of Development at Slated to answer these questions and more!

    In this episode, we discuss:

    How Slated is used by independent filmmakers currently. How script coverage fit into the filmmaking process. The debate about doing comps when pitching or writing a logline. Current trends seen in the industry


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  7. Saturday Night Rewind 00 - The Origin of Fright-Rags

    This is a special introduction episode of Saturday Night Rewind podcast featuring the origin story behind Fright-Rags. In this episode, Ben Scrivens talks how and why he began Fright-Rags and reflects on the past 15 years of being in business. He also discusses why he is creating this podcast and the reason behind the name Saturday Night Rewind.

    Make sure to check out FRIGHT-RAGS for kick ass horror shirts and accessories at www.fright-rags.com and follow them on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/frightrags Instagram: @frightrags Twitter: @frightrags

    ——————————- Also, follow Saturday Night Rewind as well! Facebook: facebook.com/SaturdayNightRewind Instagram: @saturdaynightrewind


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  8. Misan[trope]ly: Interview with Larry Cohen

    Welcome to a special feature here at the Misan[trope]y Movie Blog! Recently, I had a chat with one of the best known cult movie writer/directors: Larry Cohen.

    Cohen has had a career that has included hit television shows, blaxsploitation classics, and blockbuster screenplays, but he carved his unique place in film history by writing and directing memorable b-movies like The Stuff, It’s Alive, and Q: The Winged Serpent.

    For more on his career, check out the Larry Cohen Collection here at Misantropey, where I have been working through his entire filmography.

    Now, enjoy this interview with the one and only Larry Cohen.


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  9. FC3 Monkey Business: International Table Top Day with Professor Scott Nicholson

    International Tabletop Day, is a worldwide celebration of tabletop gaming for all members of our incredible community. In its seventh year, the day-long event is filled with gaming events, charity fundraising, and collaborative online entertainment. Join C. and the other Monkeys while we talk about board games and Escape Rooms with Professor Scott Nicholson, Professor of Game Design and Development at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario and the director of the Brantford Game Network game lab (BGNlab).


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  10. Make it then tell everybody: Lucy Bellwood

    Lucy Bellwood and Dan Berry talk about other people’s audiences, what makes a project scary and being accountable.

    If you want to support the show, the best place for you to do so is through the Patreon site.


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