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A weekly podcast where we answer bar exam related questions and also comment on legal implications of current events. Any questions may be directed to podcast@barexamdrills.com. Each episode will interview an attorney sharing their own struggle through the Bar Exam, in which - they eventually triumphed! We are looking for attorneys who had to repeat the bar examination for future episodes. If you would like to share your journey or know of one that should be on the podcast, please email BSMP ...
 
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Our FOURTEENTH episode, where Jennifer Venable, or Jen-Ven as I affectionately like to call her, shares her bar exam journey!We start by reminiscing about our alma mater, Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, CA.We then talk about a challenge to all those who are planning to sit for the February 2021 Bar Exam and plan on using the BED app.Next, Jen-Ven …
 
We start out the episode with congratulations as Bekki just received her passing result from the October 2020 exam just 2 days prior.Bekki then shares her opinion on taking a break from the bar exam due to “bar fatigue”. (Short answer: don’t take a break!)Next, we discuss learning through repetition in the BED app.As Bekki shares, clearing headspac…
 
This episode was recorded a year and a half ago and I wasn’t able to edit it sooner!Better late than never? Many are still waiting for the Oct 2020 results.Coincidentally, there is a reference to working remotely which fits perfectly with what is going on now with the “work from home” movement (pandemic).At the end of the episode we finish with a l…
 
Our TWELFTH episode, where Christine Revolo-Lee shares her bar exam journey!We start the episode discussing CARL’s alma mater, Making of a Murderer and Self-Care.Christine then talks about her reverse engineering method with the Bar Exam Drills app.Things then get emotional in the discussion of the lowest points of bar prep.Later, we have discussio…
 
There has been so much concern and discussion about the effect of COVID-19 and the July 2020 Bar Exam. New York has announced postponement until “fall”, while California’s emergency teleconference on March 30 did not result in a definitive decision as to postponement of the July 2020 examination.Many people have been hoping and wishing for a “JD Pr…
 
This episode is short and quick. Just an answer to the basic question that is being asked of the BED program - How is all this MBE drilling going to help my writing?Please listen/watch to the episode for the answer to the above question where Brandon states “It could not have been answered any better”.If you have any questions that you would like u…
 
This episode is the first episode I had to run solo!Brandon was busy this week doing a motion to suppress for one of his clients, and I still had so many questions that came in this past week after the Thanksgiving Holiday.So, I addressed them the best I could.Started out with doing 1000s of MBEs and still failing the exam, and how that’s even poss…
 
This fourth episode of BEDP, we answer a broad question which asks about the BEST Bar Study techniques. First, we discuss an overlooked requirement in bar prep - adequate sleep. Right after the discussion of adequate sleep, I get into the driving principle behind the Bar Exam Drills iOS app and why it addresses the fatal weakness in bar prep that n…
 
This third episode we begin with a question from a law student who asks how to get a hold on their learning of Civil Procedure, with its vast number of rule codes, case law and concepts.To answer this Civil Procedure question, Brandon uses his what I call “savant” Civ Pro knowledge to explain his strategy.Next I bring up the new changes that are up…
 
This second episode, Brandon and I begin with a question where someone was hired for a legal job and realizes that they do not want to be there, which causes anxiety and they want to leave. Concerns of anxiety and blackballing in the legal community are raised.Next, we discuss the mental health question on the New York State Bar application which i…
 
In this first episode, we start out with a commentary on how Berkeley School of Law will not require their law students to take real property as a core class starting in fall 2023.After, we discuss a question regarding the feasibility of working full-time during bar preparation and just how much time is needed for adequate bar prep.We round out the…
 
After a brief hiatus we are back and talking bout The Lone Ranger (2013)! It's not often that film critics come to Gore Verbinski's defense but Parker, Chris, and Julia are doing just that as they discuss that much maligned blockbuster western! Is this Johnny Depp at his wild wild worst? Did I already make that joke? Who cares? Listen to the show!…
 
Long ago, three young nerds anticipated the release of a film that promised to deliver thrills, chills and intrigue! And one by one each was disappointed in their own time. That films was The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) and this week those nerds, Parker, Chris and Julia, tell you why they hate it so. Call us Ishmael.…
 
We're getting back on track! This week Parker Connell sits out as Julia Whiteford and Chris Davidson kick off the SUMMER OF PULP! Today's episode features discussion on The Phantom (1996) and The Shadow (1994)! Is there anything of worth to be found in these prototypical superhero films based on prototypical superheroes? Which film has the more egr…
 
Isn't it just like your favorite podcast to kick off Musical May with 3 days left in the month? Oh well. You know and you love us anyway. This week Parker, Chris and Julia tackle Francis Ford Coppola's One From the Heart (1981) and Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited! (2013) Oh and also, these aren't actually musicals. Enjoy!…
 
It's a boycast this week as Julia Whiteford sits out and leaves Chris and Parker alone with microphones. Big mistake! Do they actually have anything to say about Colossal or Free Fire? Will they just ramble on about anything and everything that comes into their head? How dark does their humor actually go? Listen now to find out!…
 
This week Parker, Chris and Julia delve into the world of anime and dreams as they take on Paprika (2006). That's right for the first animated monsterpiece they've chosen the late great Satoshi Kon's final film and attempt to tackle his oeuvre and cast shade at his imitators. Featuring special guest appearance by the elusive and illustrious Chris A…
 
One year ago three friends set out to change the world, one poorly slapped together podcast at a time. Now we're a little wiser, a little braver and always two steps shy of shutting it all down. Please celebrate with us, Parker, Chris and Julia, the hosts of your favorite podcast that just won't quit, Batshit Monsterpiece Theater as we revisit the …
 
Not to long ago Parker and Chris sat cross-legged at Julia's feet as she imparted her wisdom of the long running action/horror film franchise Resident Evil. Now at long last The Final Chapter of the beloved saga is at hand and our heroes follow Alice in her final battle against the Umbrella Corporation's inclinations to dominate the world. So join …
 
To celebrate the release of Ghost in the Shell, the gang takes on another cyberpunk "classic" featuring Takeshi Kitano; Johnny Mnemonic! So jack in and prepare for an assault on you aural nerons by Parker, Chris and Julia and they try and parse this mid 90's bomb and the cyberpunk genre at large! And something about dolphins.…
 
A VERY late happy Valentines Day to all! Now's the time where we break out the bubbly, curl up next to a fire and watch the most viscerally revolting film we can think of; Antichrist (2009)! Parker, Chris, Julia together again with special guests Joe Sullivan and Spencer Clark take a deep dive into Antichrist the film, and the general oeuvre of Lar…
 
The early 90's saw a wave of films released focusing on the lives of black Americans in modern society. An outstanding example of the genre is Menace II Society (1993). This week Parker, Chris, Julia and special guests Joe Sullivan and Spencer Clark take a deep dive and unpack what makes it work. PS: Sorry we brought more white people to talk about…
 
The wait is finally over! After tallying, ranking, checking and double checking the team is back and ready to tell you what the best films 2016 are. Definitive! Get over yourselves Oscars! Golden Globes? More like Golden Globs! This is the only awards ceremony that matters, on the only podcast that matters: BATSHIT MONSTERPIECE THEATER! Also specia…
 
Together again for the first time since the New Year; Parker, Chris and now, with a new name but that same discontent with all that's plain, Julia Whiteford! This time the gang has Apocalypse Now Redux in their collective cross-hairs! Do they have anything original to say about this recut version of a classic film? Are they going to spoil the entir…
 
Happy New Year fans and listeners! Our first episode of 2017 is an odd one that slipped under many a radar; Swiss Army Man. So strap in and listen to the dulcet tones of Parker, Chris and special guest host, Jonathan Wheatfall! And remember, if you don't know Jurassic Park, you don't know shit! PS: We apologize for the poor audio quality this time …
 
Once upon a time, a young up an coming filmmaker named Kevin Smith made movies with clear voice and intention. Now long after his voice has been squandered and his intentions become increasingly misguided, Parker, Chris and Olivia unpack his latest movie, Yoga Hosers (2016). Is there anything of worth in this movie? Find out here!…
 
To celebrate the holidays Parker, Olivia and, yes even Chris, have cast their eyes once again upon that much maligned superhero film, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. But instead of their typical round-table banter, we bring you a full length commentary for the Super Deluxe Extended Ultimate Cut! That's right! Nearly three hours of unbridled ang…
 
We're flipping the script this week; instead of talking about just one monsterpiece, we're talking about a six! Listen as our resident Resident Evil expert, Olvia Whiteford, pilots us through the longest running video game film franchise that started in 2002 and is set to conclude in 2017. Does Chris have anything to say on them? Is Parker genuinel…
 
When we last left our heroes, they had blown up and broken out of an asylum for the insane and thwarted the plans of the fiendish group known only as 'The Haters.' And now, at long last, our Parker, Chris, and Olivia have picked up the trail and located another of their stolen episodes. Their mission will take them deep inside the Haters lair and b…
 
If the results of the recent election have left you longing to go somewhere over the rainbow, look no further as this week Parker, Chris and Olivia take you to the land of Oz. No, they're not talking about the MGM classic or the more recent Sam Raimi fever dream, instead the gang is talking about The Wiz (1978) by none other than master filmmaker S…
 
When you look at the long list of blockbuster movies released every year you're sure to find some that don't quite live up to their expectations. 2016 in particular has been in a year of disappointing tent-pole films. So this week, in their second TRIFECTA episode Parker, Chris and Olivia will be chatting about Warcraft, Independence Day: Resurgenc…
 
The film making language is always evolving. People across the globe view films through the lens of their individual cultures and customs, and it is only natural that those who would add to cinema would do so through that same lens. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010) is prime example of this. It was made in the slums of Uganda, Africa by a team of fil…
 
Back before the days of the MCU and BVSDOJ when life was simple a little film came along and predicted everything that would follow after it. More relevant now than ever before, Mystery Men (1999) was widely regarded as a flop upon release. So why is everybody seems to have seen this film? What causes it to stick in our hearts and minds the way it …
 
From the Desk of Dr. Fitzgerald Harshaw to the Goons Orderlies of the Schumacher Asylum: We will soon be receiving three new patients here at this fine hospital: Parker Connell, Christopher Davidson and Olivia Whiteford, otherwise known as the hosts of Batshit Monsterpiece Theater. I know we all love hearing their hot takes on cinematic monsterpiec…
 
2006 was a hard year but Richard Kelly knew it was only gonna get harder. In that year he released Southland Tales a philosophical action/adventure for the 21st century and filmmaking is still trying to catch up. The BSMPT crew attempts to dissect and decode the postmodern miasma. What will they be when they come out the other side? This is the way…
 
Sometimes movies land with a wet thud. This week BSMPT is talking about three such wet thuds. Gods of Egypt (2016) is the latest attempt to stay relevant with weird results. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) is Bryan Singer's latest attempt to prove he has no idea what he's doing. And Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is DC Animation digging up the last good …
 
Every once in a while a film comes along that changes everything and sometimes it's a film that you've never heard of. We're not saying that Stephen Chow's The Mermaid (2016) is that movie, but it might be. If you wanna know why hit that download button and check out the dulcet tones of Parker, Chris and Louie as they tell you what this movie is an…
 
The year 2015 saw the release of no less than seven new additions to the spy film genre and while some were surprisingly good, others quite bad and the rest completely forgettable, only one stood apart from the rest as worthy of discussion on your favorite podcast. So break out your bespoke tailoring and sit back in your fine leather armchair as Pa…
 
This week Parker, Chris and Louie bring to you the audaciously sadistic action/horror movie Tokyo Gore Police (2008). In a world where the over-militarized Tokyo police force battle the homicidal mutant 'Engineers' the fate of the city all comes down to one woman; Ruka, Tokyo's best Engineer hunter. So put up the splash guards and prepare for blood…
 
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