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Anyone who listens to the show knows that we have a love/hate relationship with Brian De Palma. With his 1981 film Blow Out, he makes one of his strongest films and lands squarely on the side of ‘love’ for us (thank the heavens since neither of us had seen it recently and we couldn’t remember it well enough). Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our 1981 series with De Palma’s Blow Out.
I'm seeing many of these posts making their rounds on Facebook. I'm seeing statements like, "What the hell is a number line and why do kids need it?" Or, "just teach them the basics." The notion of using a manipulative, playing with numbers, breaking them t...
As someone once said, cult films aren't born, they're chosen. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension failed at the box office, but the film was just quirky enough to find that fan base and get propelled into cult status. While the film didn't do well enough to warrant a sequel, it did find a big fan in Pete. Join us — and — as we begin our short (but hopefully fun) Guilty Pleasure Series with Buckaroo Banzai.
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Japan + Nuclear Power Plant + Misunderstood Fear of Technology = GODZILLA! The Film Board gathers to take on this summer romp and the jury is split. Did this summer’s dose of midtown mayhem lift you out of your seats? Join Tom Metz, and for a chat about all things Godzilicious! Did Gareth Edwards bring his indie spirit to this monster mash? Did Max Borenstein deftly handle the hodgepodge of hands meddling in the script? Was Bryan Cranston in this movie? All these questions answered this week as Godzilla takes it’s place in The Film Board’s Flickchart hall of fame… or infamy!
Tom Hanks and baseball — they go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Aside from always wanting to be an astronaut, Hanks has always been a great baseball fan and eagerly jumped at the chance to be in Penny Marshall’s 1992 film about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The film is a crowd pleaser and drew in the crowds when it was released, which was great because it shined a light on an aspect of sports history that had sadly been largely forgotten. Join us — and — as we finish our Tom Hanks series with a dip back into our spring Baseball series of past years. We talk about how this film came to be, and how Penny Marshall couldn’t even find any female screenwriters to come on board to write the script. We discuss the performances and how everyone, from top to bottom, really fits their parts and puts in the work, even if we don’t always care for their performances. We chat about the script and how that might be what’s leading to some of our struggles with performances as the script really does feel straight out of screenwriting basic training. We talk about the roles of women in sports and in media, how skewed toward men it all is, and how this film does help give better role models for young girls. And we close it out discussing Hanks himself and what these four films in the first decade (for the most part) of his career showed us about who he is and where he’d be going. It’s a great film, albeit with a basic script, that highlights a key time in our history, and we have a great time talking about it. Tune in!
- Arizona State Board for Charter SchoolsProgram and Project Specialist, 2011 - present
- Mosaica Education, Inc.National Curriculum Specialist, 2007 - 2010
- GOALS, Inc.Educational Consultant, 2005 - 2007
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