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In a lot of ways 1999 was the year that changed movies. From “The Matrix” and “The Blair Witch Project” to “American Beauty” and “The Sixth Sense”, the last year of the millennium was transformative for Hollywood. Through "Podcast Like It's 1999" writers Phillip Iscove (co-creator of FOX's Sleepy Hollow) and Kenny Neibart (Entourage, Hindsight) examine this apex of Cinema, before television took over, before Reality TV, before TMZ and Twitter but also after the internet, after Clinton, after ...
 
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This week, we are joined by our SJW (Senior Jewish Correspondent) Toby Herman to discuss Liberty Heights, the fourth and final entry in Barry Levinson's 'Baltimore Films'. Although Liberty Heights is the primary focus, we take on the entirety of Levinson's semi-autobiographical tetralogy (Diner, Tin Men, and Avalon) to discuss what works, what does…
 
Critic Darren Franich (Entertainment Weekly) joins us to take on David O. Russell's critically acclaimed war satire Three Kings. Lauded at the time of release, Three Kings is nowhere close to being the household name that other 1999 films have become. We try to suss out the truth behind the wild production stories (of which there are many) surround…
 
This week, we travel back in time to Patrice Leconte's black and white vision of Paris to cover Girl on the Bridge with David Ehrlich (Indiewire). Through this movie's intense view of passion, we discuss the importance of being horny on main, how this movie affected David at a young age (and how Kenny thinks it would have changed his life), and how…
 
With Godzilla tearing up the box office (and our small screens) for the first time in three years, we thought it was the perfect time to cover Godzilla 2000, Toho's response to the critically panned american outing, with screenwriter, and all around Godzilla expert, Anupam Nigam. As the second reboot, and 23rd overall production by Toho, Godzilla 2…
 
Phil sits down with writer Molly Lambert to discuss the role age plays in Sex and the City through the season 2 episode "Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something women". In this episode, we compare and contrast SatC to other shows that deal with similar themes of youth vs. age (Summer House, Real Housewives of New York, Below Deck). We also try …
 
Zetus lapetus, it's about time we covered one of the EIGHT Disney Channel Original movies that came out in '99, and who better to do it with than someone who auditioned to be in Zenon: Z3, actress Jennifer Lauren DiBella? While movies like The Matrix and The Blair Witch project were redefining cinema as we know it at the local megaplex, DCOMs were …
 
For this week's episode of Sex and the City Saturdays, we take a brief break from our season two rewatch to sit down with Sex and the City writer Liz Tuccillo to talk about her time working on the show, her excitement about SatC returning to the small screen, and how unique the SatC writers room was at the time. Find Liz at: twitter.com/theliztucci…
 
Writer/Director (And our go-to guest for subpar movies) Jessica Ellis is back on the show this week to talk about a movie that reaches for the stars, and barely hits the clouds; the embarrassingly executed sci-fi thriller THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR. We talk about all the ways this movie fails to live up to its promising premise, and the few ways it manag…
 
Writer David Iserson (Mr. Robot, Mad Men) joins us to watch season 2, episode 16: Was It Good For You? David shares what lessons about writing he learned from the show, and his thoughts on why this episode might feel a bit off. Meanwhile, in the epsiode, Charlotte signs the crew up for a sex class after her lover falls asleep in the sack, Samantha …
 
Karen Han (Writer @ Slate) makes her triumphant return to the podcast with Mike Leigh's musical period drama TOPSY TURVY. Things get contentious on the show as Karen and Phil ride hard for the movie's masterpiece status, and Kenny tries his darndest to understand where they heck they're coming from. We pick apart the history, performances, and top-…
 
Carrie Courogen (Editor at Bright Wall/Dark Room) make an appearance to talk about season 2, episode 15 "Shortcomings" ie. one of Phil's favorite episodes. In this episode we explore the theme of family through Miranda's experience dating a man with a rascal son, Carrie's feeling as though she is dating an entire family, and Samantha getting overly…
 
Sugar Ray, David Spade, Jar Jar made the cover page, Backstreet Boys, Beastie Boys, Austin Powers yo! This week we're going on an odyssey through every single '99 cover of Rolling Stone Magazine with fellow podcaster Tori Bravetti and writer Emma Frasier. With the rise of paparazzi and celebrity gossip, magazines became a go-to source of informatio…
 
Writer Emmy Potter (Bright Wall, Dark Room/IFC) is on the show this week talking about season 2, episode 14: THE FUCK BUDDY. We discuss Miranda's unfortunate throughline of dating abusive men, our apprehension toward double dating (and how it ends poorly for Charlotte), and how the show brought "scandalous" sex practices like "fuck buddies" into th…
 
Kenny joins forces with former WWE writer Dave Schilling to take Phil on a journey BEYOND THE MAT. With a culture based around violence, god-like personas, and bitter rivalries, it's easy to forget the real life people behind this larger than life form of entertainment. Through Barry W. Blaustein's critically acclaimed and intimate documentary abou…
 
Hillary Busis (Senior Editor - Vanity Fair) sits down to talk about a low ranking episode of Sex and the City: Games People Play. Carrie runs into a suprising cameo (BON JOVI?!) while attempting therapy, Samantha tries her hand at picking up men at a sports bar (This part was almost definitely written by a man), and Miranda gets duped by a hunk in …
 
Few directors have been able to reach the heights AND depths that film veteran Clint Eastwood has in his 60 years of filmmaking, and we brought on writer Norm Wilner (NOW Toronto) to discuss every up, and every down, via Eastwood's painfully tepid mystery/drama TRUE CRIME. We discuss Eastwood's endless history of being torn apart by critics, only t…
 
Producer Hailey Wierengo and talent agent Alex Amin are on the show this week discussing Sex and the City season 2, episode 12: La Douleur Exquise! On this episode, featuring S&M restaurants, shoe fetishes, and a strange desire to be caught in the act, Phil and our guests discuss how the show was poorly recieved by men, how it could be so easily di…
 
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