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Jan 23, 2020

After The Matrix trilogy began with a bang but ended in a whimper, Keanu Reeves' career seemed to wander: a string of misfires, including Constantine, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and expensive flop of 47 Ronin made audiences fear his best days were behind him. But then came a small-budget revenge-thriller directed by...


Jan 9, 2020

When James Cameron launched his passion project Titanic in 1997, Hollywood braced for disaster - it was already legendary for it's wildly expensive production, and they thought they had a classic tale of hubris on their hands, believing it would not just bomb, but that it would be the end of Cameron's career.  Instead...


Dec 25, 2019

Kat Elliott Vanderjagt joins MG to discuss one of her favorites: the British indie MirrorMask, written by Neverwhere's Neil Gaiman and directed by Dave McKean.  The two had previously collaborated on the graphic novel 'Violent Cases,' and McKean himself is most famous for the cover art to Gaiman's award-winning comic


Dec 11, 2019

Before hitting the box-office stratosphere with his portrayal of Ant-Man, Paul Rudd's unique persona - a blend of heartfelt and hilarious - landed him roles in a huge range of movies, from serious indies like Niel LaBute's The Shape of Things to comedies like the Ivan-Reitman-produced I Love You Man. But MG argues that...


Nov 27, 2019

MG is joined by killer VFX artist Nicole Arnell as we take on an underseen masterpiece. David Fincher's Zodiac is now regarded as one of the best movies of the new millennium, but feeling more like All The President's Men than Se7en, this informationally dense, intentionally unresolved micro-epic initially failed to...