STARSHIP TROOPERS 20th Anniversary

StorySmack Episode #30

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Scifi classic, or classic trash? You have your opinion, we have ours, which we share in this lovely recap of an extremely fun and slightly polarizing movie that came out twenty years ago.

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So come on, you apes — do you wanna live forever? Dive into this delightful cheese-fest with us. Would you like to know more?

BEST SHOT OF THE MOVIE:
“Damn, Carmen, when you said big bugs might splatter our windshield I had no idea!”

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Chinatown — the perfect screenplay?

StorySmack Episode #29

In this week’s episode Scott and I discuss the storied screenplay for Chinatown. The movie came out in 1974, and the screenplay has been heralded as near-perfect since then. There is a lot to unpack and discuss about the movie, the script, the crew and the era of American filmmaking, so jump right in!

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It’s a lovely movie. A throw-back noir, featuring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is based on an original screenplay written by Robert Towne. Towne won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for his effort.

LINK TO THE SCREENPLAY PDF:
Get it here, sucka.

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The Big Lebowski, recorded live at SiglerFest2k17

StorySmack Episode #28

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We recorded our coverage of this cult classic live at SiglerFest2k17 in Las Vegas. Junkies (the fans of Scott Sigler’s books) got to ask us questions. Also, there were many White Russians, so don’t count on Scott or ARealGirl to be all that sharp in their responses. Drunken StorySmack is the 300 game of podcasting!

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Jerry Before Seinfeld

StorySmack Episode #27

Jerry Before Seinfeld is a look back by one of the most successful comedians in the world. We starting watching thinking it would be an hour of comedy, only to find an origin story instead. Scott and A discuss this surprising and charming special.

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Upcoming movies & other hilarity

StorySmack Episode #26

With 25 episodes under our belt, we dive into the listener mail bag (awwwww yeah) to look at y’all’s suggestions for future installments. We also talk about the difficulty of reviewing books, TV series, why movies are the low-hanging grapes (awwwww yeah) and why Hollywood keeps remaking the same schlock over and over again.

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AMAZING SKIT ABOUT GREMLINS
Key & Peele’s take on Gremlins 2 If you are a child of the 80s and had your comedy/horror dreams crushed by the sequel to one of the great flick of all time, watch this skit.

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We want to hear your ideas for movies, shows, books, games and whatevs to cover on this show. Liiiiiiisteneerrrrrrs …. come out and PLAY-yay! We go into detail as to why movies have risen to the top in this show. Still, we want all of them there ideas. Get some.

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SUPERBAD came out a decade ago (yes, feel old)

StorySmack Episode #25

An episode about high school awkwardness, losing virginity, fake IDs, the cops we all wish were real, and drawing dicks.

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Join us for this veiny, triumphant bastard of an episode. Our long-time sponsor “GoDaddy Coupon” keeps the hits a-coming.

SUPERBAD: THE DRAWINGS: A coffee table book of all the penis drawings in the movie.

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A DRAWING OF SCOTT’S HIGH SCHOOL SUPERHERO:

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Magic & Mullets: WARLOCK

StorySmack Episode #24

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Straight outta the 80s, ladies & gents. This schloctastic smörgåsbord of a flick sends us in the wayback machine to bad FX, worse hair, even worse plot holes, and pounds and pounds of glorious, tasty cheese.

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If you’ve seen this gem, listen in to learn some things that you might not know. Gracias to our sponsor “GoDaddy Coupon” who keeps this show free as a bird. Or a warlock.

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LAST OF THE MOHICANS: 25th Anniversary

StorySmack Episode #23

Sponsored by 'Stamps.com promo code' page at http://www.scottsigler.com/godaddySo we’re a few weeks early on this celebration. Sue us. Keep in mind that I’m just a small-town pizza lawyer, but I know how to defend against egregious lawsuits.

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This movie stars three-time oscar winner Daniel Day Lewis and Madeleine Stowe, but the show is completely stolen by Wes Studi. Studi’s portrayal of Magwa is one of my favorite roles of all-time — positively bad-ass. And this flick? Yeah, it’s got lots (and lots) of violence.

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Shallow Grave & guest, author Rob Reid

Story Smack Episode #22

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This week we have a guest! Author Rob Reid joins us on the release day of his new book After On, to discuss one of his favorite movies — Shallow Grave.

First, a bit about Rob’s new title: The definitive novel of today’s Silicon Valley, After On flash-captures our cultural and technological moment with up-to-the-instant savvy. Matters of privacy and government intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, artificial consciousness, synthetic biology, and much more are tackled with authority and brash playfulness by New York Times bestselling author Rob Reid.

Rob came to the office to discuss this awesome 1994 black comedy starring Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor & Kerry Fox. If you haven’t seen it yourself, watch before you listen to us!

 

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MAD MEN First Episode 10th Anniversary

StorySmack Episode #21

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The first episode of this ground-breaking series aired on July 19, 2007. A decade later, the FDØ and the Director of Døøm sit down to discuss the cultural impact it had on television and on long-form storytelling.

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PREDATOR 30th Anniversary

StorySmack Episode #20

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Hey you mandible-toothed ugly motherfuckers, can you believe it’s been three frickin’ decades since PREDATOR opened up a can of painless on movie audiences? Well, it has, and your erstwhile journalist tag-team champs have jumped straight off the top rope and dropped the elbow on this bad boy. Come groove with us as we rock out with Ah-Nold and his amazing cast.

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SNATCH (with special guests: the FDØ’s nephews)

StorySmack Episode #19

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We sat down to watch SNATCH this week while Scott’s nephews were in town. They’d never seen this awesome crime flick from 2000, and it was pretty interesting to chat with them about it afterward. Listen in to hear the next generation Sigler men share their opinions on shakey-cam fights with their decidedly anti-shakey-cam uncle.

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The Fifth Element • 20th Anniversary Review

You may be shocked to know that THE FIFTH ELEMENT is 20 years old. That’s two decades of multipass, folks. We break down the storytelling elements (see what I did there) in the Luc Besson-directed classic.

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ALIENS: Scott’s favorite movie of all time

StorySmack Episode #17

ALIENS on StorySmack sponsored by our '4InkJets Coupon' page at http://scottsigler.com/4inkjets-couponThis week we were going to do an ALIENS watch-along. We didn’t get that off the ground. We’ll tell you all about it in the episode. Instead, we’re doing a traditional movie review Story Smack, but for Sigler’s favorite movie of all time. ALL TIME!

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The thing is … ALIENS is Scott’s favorite, but it’s also a hugely important and influential movie in general. Sigourney Weaver is luminescent in every sense of the word, all the while being a difficult, ornery character, in unfathomable circumstance. It’s a performance of a lifetime, and it’s only one part of the movie. If you have never seen it, do watch it before listening.

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HALF-BAKED: 4/20 Special Episode

StorySmack Episode #16

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It’s 4/20, the favorite day of every stoner on the planet. At StorySmack, we decided to do a little medical experimentation — why not do an episode about a stoner movie, on 4/20, while on 4/20 ourselves?

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We feature the Dave Chapelle movie HALF-BAKED for your listening pleasure. ARealGirl got the giggles. And, yes, munchies were involved after the fact.

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Murder 1-2-3: courtroom definitions in storytelling

StorySmack Episode #15

This week we’re taking a break from movie breakdowns as we recover from our European jet lag.

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Everyone’s seen plenty of courtroom dramas, cop stories, and forensic investigation on television and in the movies. So much that our sense of justice and the law is surely informed by what we’ve seen on the screen. And what’s on the screen isn’t always real-world accurate, surrendering dry legal wrangling for entertaining fiction.

Scott and I breakdown the degrees of murder as they’re written in California so we can see where reality and fiction diverge. If you’re a storyteller or just a big fan of true-crime stories, these are things you should know. We’re here to help!

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