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The Movie Paradise Podcast Episode #3: Should We Separate the Person From the Art?

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Welcome to our new weekly podcast! Here, we'll be talking about the latest news in the film industry, as well as getting into deep discussion about different movie issues. Each episode will have roughly 2-3 guests, as well as me, the host. This is not a replacement for our written site; instead, it will work alongside the website to keep you up to date on what's going on the the world of movie news! Episodes will be uploaded weekly on YouTube, and will subsequently be shared here. Please check us out, and enjoy the podcast! Today, we'll be talking about, in the wake of Harvey Weinstein, should we separate the person from the art? This week's guest: Connor and Nick.


What do you think? Did you like the podcast? Do you have any suggestions of how we can improve the show? Do you think film fans should separate the person from the art? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 
Written by: Nathanael Molnár Email us your movie questions at: themovieparadise999@gmail.…

The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up: October 21st

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Welcome to this week's The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up. Essentially what we do here is we take a look at all things nerdy. We break down everything in the world of nerdom, ranging from superheroes to Star Wars and every other geeky thing in between, and analyse the smaller bits of news that weren't big enough stories to necessarily warrant an entire article, but are still significant and important. Perhaps it's casting news, a contract detail, a set image, or something else that's more on the minor side, but is still definitely worth checking out and talking about. This is a time and place for all of us unabashed nerds to come together and talk about the things that we love so much in the movie-sphere. So, without further ado, let's get started with this week's Nerd Round-Up. 

It is being reported that X-Force will be filming at some point next year. We've been hearing about this movie for a while now, and the last thing to come out was that The Cabin in …

Battle of the Sexes SPOILER-FREE Review

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With Battle of the Sexes, you have Oscar winner Emma Stone and Oscar nominee Steve Carell, which is exciting to think about in of itself. We saw them before on screen in Crazy, Stupid, Love, but this film will have them together in an entirely new context. The film explores a famous tennis match in the early 70's orchestrated to have the "man's man" go up against the feminist. This wasn't just about tennis; it was about showmanship, and more importantly, it was about furthering women's equality in society. Other than the story, what drew me in from the trailers was the performances. This looked like a perfect role for Steve Carell; he could incorporate a lot of his comedic sensibilities, while also adding the dramatic flare that he's been developing over the past few years. And this looked like a completely transformative role for Emma Stone, who I'll see in anything after what she did with La La Land. With a compelling story and great actors, I went…

Star Wars- Han Solo Anthology Film Now Has a Title

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Even before the director troubles, I have never been overly excited for a Han Solo spin-off film. I think the character works best with a mysterious past, and I don't really need to know more about him. He's fine just the way he is. That being said, I like the talent they've brought on. I think Alden Ehrenreich is one of the best people you could have gotten to step into Harrison Ford's shoes. Not only is there a physical similarity, but I think Ehrenreich will be able to pull off the iconic gruffness excellently. You also have Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, which I am very excited to see on screen. Included in the supporting cast is Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, and Paul Bettany, who are all great actors. So they do have a good team working on it; I'm just not on board with the concept. Then Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were part of the reason why I was excited for the film, were fired, and Ron Howard came on the finish the job. That shook my faith in th…

Black Panther- Trailer 2

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Ever since he first popped up in Captain America: Civil War, I have been excited to see Chadwick Boseman in his own standalone Black Panther movie. He was so well realized in that film, that it only made me want to learn more about him. And with the talent brought onto Black Panther, how could you not be excited? You have Creed's Ryan Coogler directing, and with Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Angela Basset, Daniel Kaluuya, and Phylicia Rashad rounding out the cast, this is going to be one hell of a film! We had a trailer drop a few months back, and I liked it a lot. The production and costume design looked phenomenal, as did the action choreography. It was a really good trailer, and I enjoyed it. But my biggest criticism was that most of the CGI wasn't finished, which is expected for a movie that was still months and months and months away from being released. And with the movie's February release date, and Thor: Ragna…

The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up: October 14th

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Welcome to this week's The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up. Essentially what we do here is we take a look at all things nerdy. We break down everything in the world of nerdom, ranging from superheroes to Star Wars and every other geeky thing in between, and analyse the smaller bits of news that weren't big enough stories to necessarily warrant an entire article, but are still significant and important. Perhaps it's casting news, a contract detail, a set image, or something else that's more on the minor side, but is still definitely worth checking out and talking about. This is a time and place for all of us unabashed nerds to come together and talk about the things that we love so much in the movie-sphere. So, without further ado, let's get started with this week's Nerd Round-Up. 

Last week, we reported that Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was in talks to helm the long delayed Gambit movie, starring Channing Tatum (you can read more about that he…

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) SPOILER-FREE Review

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I've actually been looking forward to seeing this film for a long time now. I've been intrigued by the concept ever since I first head about it. Adam Sandler is a guy who I detest as a comedian, but who I think is absolutely brilliant as a dramatic actor. I still stand by my claim that he should have been nominated for Best Lead Actor at the Academy Awards for his role in Reign Over Me. He was phenomenal in that! So to see him return to a dramatic role here was an exciting prospect. Ben Stiller is another comedian who I think is talented at doing drama. I find him to be a lot better at comedy than Sandler is, but whenever Stiller takes on more dramatic roles, I'm always interested to see what he does with them. And, of course, Dustin Hoffman is Dustin Hoffman. To see all these actors, of varying degrees of talent and stature, come together for this one movie is truly remarkable. It also happens to be a Netflix original film. I haven't been on board with Netflix's …

The Movie Paradise Podcast Episode #2: Best Directorial Debuts

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Welcome to our new weekly podcast! Here, we'll be talking about the latest news in the film industry, as well as getting into deep discussion about different movie issues. Each episode will have roughly 2-3 guests, as well as me, the host. This is not a replacement for our written site; instead, it will work alongside the website to keep you up to date on what's going on the the world of movie news! Episodes will be uploaded weekly on YouTube, and will subsequently be shared here. Please check us out, and enjoy the podcast! Today, we'll be talking about the best directorial debuts. This week's guest: Connor.

Films discussed: Monsters Inc., District 9, Following, The Shawshank Redemption, Nightcrawler, and Citizen Kane.


What do you think? Did you like the podcast? Do you have any suggestions of how we can improve the show? What are some of your favorite directorial debuts? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 
Written by: Nathanael Molnár Email us your movi…

First Trailer for The New Mutants

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The idea of The New Mutants has been a very interesting prospect for a while. Writer/director Josh Boone has been pitching it to us as a horror movie since the beginning, making it a very different comic book movie than we've seen before. But after the success Fox had with Deadpool and Logan, it makes sense that they would take another big risk with this one. And New Mutants is undoubtedly a risk. It's a property not many people know about, with unfamiliar comic book characters, starring small to obscure actors. There are no proper X-Men in this film (as far as we know). They don't even have "X-Men" in the title! Fox is putting a lot on the line with this movie, and that level of risk excites me. I'm glad to see Fox taking such big chances with their films, because it helps keep the comic book movie genre fresh. I appreciate the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and while each film is different, they all adhere to the same basic formula. Fox is going off in radical…

Blade Runner 2049 SPOILER-FREE Review

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I watched the original Blade Runner for the first time when I was younger, and I didn't really like it. Maybe a lot of the deeper, more philosophical elements of the film, went over my head, but I thought it was rather dull. In preparation for this new movie, I rewatched the original, and I certainly enjoyed it more than when I had watched it the first time, but I still am not entirely on board with it. With the sequel coming out, I've always been on the fence about it. Like I said before, I didn't care for the original when I first watched it, so there wasn't a whole lot attracting me to this new one. You do have Denis Villeneuve directing, which does excite me. I didn't love his last film, Arrival, but I do think he is an incredibly talented director. So to see him tackle a Blade Runner sequel was an interesting prospect. Not only do you have Harrison Ford reprising his role, but you also have Ryan Gosling, who is just coming off of an Oscar nomination for La La…

Sylvester Stallone Set to Direct Creed 2

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Back when Creed was hitting theaters in 2015, the Rocky series had become somewhat of a joke. Sure, the first one was fantastic, but each subsequent film had become increasingly cheesy and ridiculous. So when the news broke that a spin-off movie entitled Creed, focusing on Apollo Creed's son, Adonis, was set to come out, there wasn't much hope for the movie. However, the film hit theaters and it was fantastic! Director Ryan Coogler did a magnificent job telling the story, so much so that he landed Black Panther as a result. Creed was so good that Sylvester Stallone even got nominated for Best Supporting Actor. However, he unfortunately lost to Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies. But ever since Creed made its debut, and was incredibly successful, we've heard nothing but rumblings about a sequel. It was unsure whether Coogler would come back, since he was actively involved in Black Panther. There were rumors that Stallone could take over the sequel, but none of this was confi…

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi- Trailer 2

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I always have to begin my Star Wars-related articles by saying that I am not a blind Star Wars fanatic. Sometimes that is misinterpreted as being that I hate Star Wars, which is the furthest thing from the truth. I am a big fan of Star Wars; I just am not blind to its problems, or am immediately excited for the next film simply because it is a Star Wars movie. So when the first trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi dropped, I didn't lose my mind over it. We were promised by Kathleen Kennedy a full trailer, and what we got was a teaser trailer that told us nothing new. It could have all been footage from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens for all I knew. I think many people loved that trailer simply because it was Star Wars, rather than what was actually in the trailer. But for the film as a whole, I am incredibly excited. It's not my most anticipated of December (that would have to go to The Disaster Artist and The Shape of Water), but I am excited to see wh…

Justice League- Trailer 3

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I still am not entirely sold on Justice League. After the shortcomings of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, I became kind of checked out of the DC Cinematic Universe. Wonder Woman came out, and it was great! It showed me what DC could be with the right amount of care and attention. But this did little to ease my apprehensions towards Justice League. Then, we had the unfortunate tragedy that forced Zack Snyder to step away from the film, with Joss Whedon coming in to help finish the movie. While many are convinced that the extensive reshoots and Whedon's revisions are for the best, I can't help but worry that we'll end up with a mess of a movie. Snyder and Whedon have radically different directing styles, and I'm not sure if the film we'll get will be a perfect amalgamation of their visions. So I'm not going into Justice League with super high expectations, thinking it will be revolutionary. This could end up being a good thing; with low ex…

The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up: October 7th

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Welcome to this week's The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up. Essentially what we do here is we take a look at all things nerdy. We break down everything in the world of nerdom, ranging from superheroes to Star Wars and every other geeky thing in between, and analyse the smaller bits of news that weren't big enough stories to necessarily warrant an entire article, but are still significant and important. Perhaps it's casting news, a contract detail, a set image, or something else that's more on the minor side, but is still definitely worth checking out and talking about. This is a time and place for all of us unabashed nerds to come together and talk about the things that we love so much in the movie-sphere. So, without further ado, let's get started with this week's Nerd Round-Up. 

It has been confirmed that Kate Winslet will reunite with her Titanic director, James Cameron, for his Avatar sequels. This is a move that actually quite excites me. I haven't been …

First Trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising

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I wasn't that big of a fan of the first Pacific Rim. It was too long, with too much focus on building a story that I was not invested in whatsoever. The action was scarce, and there was not enough of it to warrant the rest of the movie. It was simply okay, when I wanted it to be truly awesome. So since it was first announced, I haven't been overly excited for a sequel. Although, they did take a couple steps in the right direction. John Boyega was brought on to lead the film, and I'm happy to see him getting work outside of Star Wars. The man is incredibly talented, and he deserves it. I also thought that having Steven S. DeKnight direct was an interesting choice. He has never directed a film before, so it does make me nervous that he's starting out with as big of a film as Pacific Rim: Uprising. However, he has had a lot of success in television, having a hand in series such as Spartacus, Smallville, and the first season of Daredevil. This does not immediately qualify…