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The Stone Turntable Movie Podcast

Movie-related podcast that include reviews, social commentary and analysis from several points of view. Subject matter will range from early cinema history to current releases and related news material(s). Intended audiences are 18+ and older and may or may not include adult language and subject material. Views expressed are personal and belong to podcast-personality's and may or may not reflect that of Light's Chosen Media.
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May 25, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!!

[Explicit Rating/NSFW]

This week our hosts all return to the studio to discuss their favorite movie Soundtracks and invited a special guest in the studio to share their pick as well!

We used as many quackers as we could this week in post-production. We tried. ;D

Discussions ranged from influential music of the 1950’s to 1970’s to current and covered a decent range of film genres. Click “Play” and find out what we discussed this week, then go to our Twitter page and let us know what your favorite movie soundtracks are!!

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May 17, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!!

[Explicit Rating/NSFW]

This week we peek inside Scrooge McDuck’s vault and explore some Disney films for this “Movie Roulette” episode!

Sean couldn’t be with us this week to explore Flight of the Navigator (1986) or The Black Cauldron (1985), but we take the plunge anyway and discuss these two films from the mid-1980’s.

Join us as we discuss the merits of each film and discuss visual as well as developmental elements of each film and see how they measure up (even) today.

 *no ducks were harmed during the taping of this episode, though they dropped the ball near the end of the show*

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Drop us a note via Twitter @stone_turntable or stop by and participate in the little survey we announced at the end of this week’s show!

May 10, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!

(Explicit Language/NSFW or younglings)

Our hosts happily return to the studio after a week away and pay homage to educators as today is National Teachers Day.

They dip into the film world and discuss Lean on Me 1989) with Morgan Freeman, Stand and Deliver (1988) with Edward James Olmos and Dead Poet Society (1989) starring Robin Williams and acknowledge the importance of educators (of all kinds).

The new official trailer for Blade Runner: 2049 (2017) was released recently and we sat back to watch it (as Sean had not seen it yet) and speculate it's potential for pleasing the audiences.

The boys kick around a new idea for the next upcoming Movie Roulette and are slated to return to the studio next week to record.

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*no ducks were harmed during the taping of this show*

Apr 26, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!!!!

(Explicit Language/NSFW)

 

This week we focus on:

Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and adapted from the Upton Sinclair novel Oil!, this 2007 release earned Robert Elswit and Daniel Day-Lewis an Oscar in 2008. Starring Day-Lewis and Paul Dano (et, al), this adaptation takes place in the early 20th century during the expansion of petroleum toward the Pacific Ocean from the Kern County area circa 1917-1927. Day-Lewis portrays Daniel Plainview, a silver miner turned oil tycoon whose driving motivation to exist is to compete and succeed alone in achieving his goals. This film is beautifully directed and Day-Lewis' portrayal is as harrowing as Marlin Brando in Apocalypse Now and explores the human condition and fanatic zealotry from capitalists and Evangelicals alike. It questions motivation, ethos, religious conviction, alcoholism and obsessive narcissistic goal setting.

Listen to our show as we explore this exceptional film, and if you have not seen it, please DO SO!

Financials (from imdb.com):

  • Estimated budget: $25M
  • US opening weekend sales: $302, 845
  • US Gross Sales: $40, 218, 903
  • UK/Worldwide Gross Sales: $36, 986, 197
  • Total Gross Sales: $77, 208, 711
  • Peak # of US screens (2/10/2008): 1, 620
    • US sales (same weekend): $3, 978, 322
    • Earned $2, 455.75 per screen that weekend
    • Sales in US same weekend made up 89% of overall US sales
  • Budget vs US sales alone earned 15% more than estimated cost
    • US Sales vs Budget ratio: 1.61 : 1
    • Worldwide Sales vs Budget ratio: 3.08 : 1

Check out the following links below related to topics we talked about in this episode!:

Oil Museums:

     http://www.westkern-oilmuseum.org/

     http://www.sjvgeology.org/history/museums.html

NY Times essay about the film: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/books/review/Essay-t.html

Teapot Dome Scandal: https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Senate_Investigates_the_Teapot_Dome_Scandal.htm

Mise-en-scene definition: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~film01/mise.html

 

Check out friend-of-the show's graphic art links below! (They did our logos)

Facebook.com/3970creative

Instagram.com/3970_creative

Apr 19, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!

Explicit Rating/NSFW

This week our hosts discuss three movies that they watched for this week’s “Movie Roulette”! Films include Smokin’Aces (2006) with Ray Liotta, I.Q. (1994) with Walter Matthiau and The Last Dragon (1985) with Taimak.

Our hosts also discuss the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi which was released during the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando recently and (of all people) one of our hosts provided some criticism. We talk about environmental shots and film locations as well as “the rule of thirds” in cinematography/photo journalism.

Visit our website at: www.thestoneturntable.libsyn.com or you can subscribe to our show using your favorite Podcast platform via iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay or TuneIn! If you use Twitter, drop us a “Tweet” over at: @stone_turntable!!

Thank you for joining us and be here next week as our hosts cover There Will Be Blood!

Links:

The Rule of Thirds: http://www.raindance.org/weekly-production-tip-6-the-rule-of-thirds/

Indiana Jone and The Last Crusade film locations: http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/i/indie_last.html#.WPewr6K1thE

Star Wars side-by-side Trailer comparisons: http://bgr.com/2017/04/17/the-last-jedi-trailer-vs-the-force-awakens-trailer/

Apr 12, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!!

This week our hosts run through an extensive “Trailer Trashed” where they watched the following trailers: Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), Justice League (2017) and It (2017). As usual, there is some small discussion about Paul Thomas Anderson, a Star Wars mention and duck feathers all over the studio.

Our hosts also watched a film they usually wouldn’t watch to “break out of their bubble”. Films included Captain Fantastic (2016) starring Viggo Mortenson, The Notebook (2004) with Ryan Gosling and Blair Witch (2016). Our hosts discuss many social themes found in Captain Fantastic, the direction (or many) of comic book-turned-movie franchises and even defend Michael Bay’s work (kind of).

Join us as we walk toward an unfamiliar territory of an episode where we dip into the Outer Rim of what is our comfort zone and take a walk on the wild side.

Explicit Language/NSFW (even though the really bad stuff is edited)!!

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Links:

Captain Fantastic: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3553976/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Notebook: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332280/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Blair Witch: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540011/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Apr 8, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!!!

This week our hosts enjoy a game of Movie Roulette and focus on three movies including Grumpy Old Men (1993) starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthiau, Fire and Ice (1983)directed by Ralph Bakshi and Punch Drunk Love, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (2002).

The ducks returned to their posts and (questionably) performed their duties in trying to bring a semi-abridged version of the show.

EXPLICIT Language-NSFW!

Ya done been *quack*ing told. ;D

You can subscribe to our show via iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, TuneIn or at our website at: www.thestoneturntable.libsyn.com

We can be reached at Twitter too! Look up @stone_turntable and drop us a note!

Imdb.com listings:

Grumpy Old Men: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107050/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Fire and Ice: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085542/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Punch Drunk Love: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0272338/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Apr 2, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!

-A Short Blog-

Fire and Ice Cover

Tonight one of our hosts watched Fire and Ice (1983) again which was directed by Ralph Bakshi and co-produced by legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta. This is a reposted snippet they wrote from one of their Facebook groups:

"I imagine that writers and creative development at Blizzard took inspiration for Rexxar and Arthas from Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta's Fire and Ice (1983). See characters Darkwolf and Nekron for visual comparison. "Nekron"...implies necromancer, of which Death knights are akin and Arthas very closely resembles; "Darkwolf" implies the lone wolf archetype which is the core of Rexxar's biographical background. Both wield a bow and an axe with proficiency. I recently remarked how "we all stand on the shoulders of giants"; the main point being we take inspiration from and emulate those who came before us. We are influenced by the preceding and strike forth with aspiration to become the forthcoming. The saying isn't intended to diminish or cheapen today's efforts but to express gratitude and (*often*) due credit to our historical fundamental knowledge.
Oh yeah, if you watch the credits, Thomas Kinkade (yes, "The Painter of Light") is credited as the Background Painter.
Here's a link to his website:
https://thomaskinkade.com/artist/"

With the fantasy genre on FIRE within the movie industry for the last decade and better (Harry Potter, LotR, Game of Thrones, etc), our host isn't "waxing nostalgia" but peering back into the history of film and entertainment to recognize the efforts of pioneers whose work has been critical in shaping the entertainment world as we know it today.

It is good to look back, reflect, educate and appreciate the huge body of work that has directly contributed to the entertainment landscape we navigate and (hopefully) enjoy today.

Reflect. Imagine. Create.

 

All rights reserved to respective owners. No affiliation with Blizzard or any aforementioned entities.

Mar 30, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!!

*NSFW-Explicit Content*

During this week's episode, our ducky friends are still missing in action after the Saint Patrick's Day show and weren't in the booth to mitigate any swearing. Our hosts briefly (and almost rhetorically) discuss the origins of curse words, ranted about the black morass that can be the Facebook experience, touch on Citizen Kane and its popularity and (somewhere in there), the fate of Juan’s original copies of Spawn #1-5. !".

This week our hosts put a set of actors and movie titles on the hot plate to be rated. Movies this week were Ocean's Eleven (2001), Heat (1995) and The Untouchables (1987). Actors were: Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis and Robert DeNiro. Joe dodges the bullet and avoids having to rate his favorite Tarantino movies and the guys talk at length about From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).

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Thank you all for listening!

Be safe and keep smiling!!!

Mar 17, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!

Get a warm bowl of corn beef cabbage, grab your Encyclopedia Brittanica and dust off your Boondock Saints DVD. Our hosts put on their thinking caps, set out the shot glasses and get a little tuned up during this no-holds-barred episode.

EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING! NSFW: No ducks were in the studio to mitigate "fowl" language during this week's episode.

Check out the websites below for some information regarding the history of Saint Patrick, lest ye be a total twit.

http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=89

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Saint-Patricks-Day

http://www.gpb.org/education/origins-of-st-patricks-day

Our hosts discuss a WIDE variety of movies this go-around as the drinks flowed, ranging from Boondock Saints (1999) to Kong: Skull Island to Alien:Covenant and the Netflix original show: Stranger Things (2016).

Sean went classy and dipped into the Golden Era of Cinema vault and dusted off a great movie called The Quiet Man (1952) starring Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne. The Quiet Man boasts a 7.9/10 user rating at imdb.com.

 

Mar 9, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!!!

This time around the table our daring hosts jump into the show headfirst with little preparation.

This week's episode covers some Steven Segal movies from the 1990's, speculations about Logan and the upcoming Infinity War film, consumer sentiments regarding cinema and gaming and then a lengthy discussion of Star Wars ensued (who knew?!).

Our hosts dredge up a little known movie called Dark Harbor (1998) starring Alan Rickman and Norman Reedus which left one of our hosts dubiously skeptical after watching just a few minutes of it.

We are ramping things up next week with our first annual Saint Patrick's Day podcast!

Call a designated driver and remove the Explicit Language filter.

NO ducks will join us next week.

NSFW/Explicit Rating applies.

Have a safe week and keep smiling.

Mar 1, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!!!!

This week our hosts return to recap the winners of the 89th Annual Oscars which happened on Sunday. Our hosts cover the following main categories:

  • Best Actor in Leading Role: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea (a win for Amazom Studios)
  • Best Actress in Leading Role: Emma Stone, La La Land
  • Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  • Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences
  • Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Best Animated Film: Zootopia, Disney
  • Best Original Score: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
  • Best Original Song: City of Stars, La La Land
  • Best Picture: Moonlight
  • Writing (Best Original Screenplay): Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea. Go to oscars.org for the complete list with all nominees!

Tribute to Bill Paxton

Actor Bill Paxton passed away this weekend due to complications following heart surgery at the age of 61 years old. A Texas native, Paxton had many supporting roles in films including Aliens, Terminator, Predator 2, Commando, Weird Science, Tombstone, Apollo 13, Titanic and starred in the movie Twister with Helen Hunt. His body of work included directing, founding member of the band Martini Ranch, music videos, voice over work in a video game and a lot of television work over his career. He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Hatfield and McCoys.  He is largely remembered by coworkers throughout his career as a generous, kind human being and a pleasure to work with. See Twitter for many reactions from those who worked with him; Tom Hanks and Paxton became close friends during the filming of Apollo 13 and posted a brief message about Paxton.  (from imdb.com, Wikipedia.com, yahoo.com and ABC News).

Our sincerest condolences to friends, family and coworkers impacted the greatest by his passing.

 

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"You'll quack up!"

mallard duck

NSFW/Explicit Rating ensues.

*no ducks were harmed during the taping of this episode*

Feb 23, 2017

Welcome to Movie Roulette!!!

This week our hosts strap on our body armor and take pot-shots at one another and discuss three movies during this installment. Our hosts discuss Cocoon 2 (1988) with Jessica Tandy, Nothing to Lose (1997) with Tim Robbins and Zardoz (1974) starring Sean Connery.

One of our hosts willfully criticizes the "body of work" of Nicholas Cage in a salty rant about being a responsible adult, talk of a new upcoming segment and an exploration of drug-influenced movies in cinema during the 1970's were tabled during this episode.

Joe laments that the IMDB message boards are no longer going to continue, Juan didn't fully recap Nothing to Lose and wings it poorly. Sean almost got lost in the morass that was quite possibly one of the worst movies in Sean Connery's career. "ZARDOZ!!!"

Our hosts also discuss the history of the famous "Wilhelm Scream" (near 18:00 mark). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_scream

 

NSFW/Explicit Rating!!!! Ya been warned. Many times.

 

*Corrections:

Howard the Duck was directed by Willard Huyck.

Sean Connery played James Bond from 1962-1967, 1971, 1983.

 

No ducks were harmed during the taping of this episode.

Feb 14, 2017

NSFW-Explicit Rating.

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!

Love is in the air as our salty hosts stomp on the flowers, eat all the chocolates and host another round of Marry, Quack, Kill as well as talked about their opinions about Kubo and the Two Strings. At the request of a new listener, Joe spoke briefly about Split and gave M.Night Shamalan some good marks.

We talk briefly about today's holiday and wish you and those you love a safe Valentine's Day.

Spread the Love.

Reap the blessings of mirth.

Don't be a shithead.


We gave a shout out to a friend of the show, Dana, who recently published a full length studio album called Desert Mermaid, now on iTunes!! Click link below:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/desert-mermaid/id1205215051

 Do it!!!

 

*we managed to coax a few ducks to show up in the studio with some candy. None got diabetes during the taping of this show.

Feb 2, 2017

Welcome to The Stone Turntable!!!

This week, "the proof is in the pudding!!"

Our hosts return to follow up on 2016's Oscar nominations which were announced on January 24, 2017. See the full list at www.oscars.org/.

They also bring you a new segment called "Marry, Quack, Kill?" where our hosts force each other to rank a group of three movies by whether or not they would "marry" them, "quack" them or "kill" them off.

The shenanigans are in full swing this time around and full Explicit language/NSFW in effect. Many ducks returned from their respite to pitch in on the editing process but jet lag seemed to affect their efficiency. None were harmed during the taping of this episode.

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Jan 23, 2017

Welcome to 2017!

We at The Stone Turntable have been preparing since the beginning of the year to bring you a sneek-peek at what movies are scheduled for release in 2017 as well as talk about the upcoming Oscars.

Our hosts wander all over the map regarding the Oscars, who might win Best Picture, upcoming films that range from the fantastic to the questionable -cough Xformers- and offer their opinions regarding the latter.

2016 was a chaotic year and 2017 seems to be jumping off in similar fashion for a multitude of reasons. Whatever your storm is now, we at The Stone Turntable wish you well going into this new movie year and hope that Hollywood satisfies your cinematic craving as much as we do!

Check us out on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher and TuneIn as well as on Twitter @stone_turntable. You can subscribe to our feed directly from our website at www.thestoneturntable.libsyn.com as well!

Warning: Explicit language. NSFW rules apply. Show is for a mature/adult audience. You been done told. ;)

 

*some ducks went on strike this episode; any missed F-bombs were due to understaffing while negotiations continue. Our apologies.*

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