Mark As Played
Ep. 30 - Movie Pass and The Communal Aspect of Cinema

Ep. 30 - Movie Pass and The Communal Aspect of Cinema

November 22, 2018

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Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks... and on MARK AS PLAYED it's also a time for the usual complaining. But this time it's for a good cause as we wonder if the services aimed at cinephiles are contributing to losing the communal aspect of cinema. To help us make our case we highlight two great movie podcasts on the subject with COMING OFF THE REELS comparing their moviegoing habits before and after Movie Pass subscriptions while over at SCRIPTNOTES the loss of old fashioned video stores has contributed to a disconnect between film seekers and other like-minded souls. You can find those very people (well just the strange folks following us) having those interactions at the links below:

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Ep. 29 - The Death of FilmStruck and Streaming Blame

Ep. 29 - The Death of FilmStruck and Streaming Blame

November 12, 2018

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On this episode which we hope that you are streaming on EVERY POSSIBLE DEVICE, we talk about a failed movie streaming venture (unlike this one) called FilmStruck. Most people (the DOZENS reading these show notes) are probably to blame for not adding one more streaming service to their monthly bills but at least ONE of our hosts thinks that's okay. The other spends the greater portion of this half hour conversation looking for the FALLING SKIES marathon on TNT but also takes the time to point out two great movie podcasts in THE NEWS REEL and CRITERION NOW on the state of streaming media and what that means for preserving classic cinema. You can preserve this classic podcast by clicking on the links below:

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Ep. 28 - Solo and Star Wars Fans Are Miserable

Ep. 28 - Solo and Star Wars Fans Are Miserable

November 8, 2018

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We aren't breaking any news on our latest episode on SOLO. Months later... STAR WARS fans are still miserable and we think we know why! Well actually we don't but we do recommend two other movie podcasts on this phenomena in BLOCKBUSTER MENTALITY and THE PLAYLIST PODCAST. Is this outrage of the current Star Wars Universe film offerings evidence of a still passionate fanbase or one that is very much out of touch with where this space opera franchise is going under Disney rule? Find out all of this and where we stand on pineapple as a pizza topping in our latest episode:

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Ep. 27 - Deadpool 2 and Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

Ep. 27 - Deadpool 2 and Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

November 4, 2018

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The world can't get enough of comic book movies, even (and perhaps especially) when those movies are kicking them in the nuts. DEADPOOL 2 continued the success of the first film in that everyone had a good old time letting the high school quarterback shove them in the locker... as long as you are in on the joke. We here at MARK AS PLAYED were proudly part of the AV Club in high school, so we think we get it BUT just to make sure we sample two great movie podcasts to help make our case in SHOW ME THE MEANING! and FILM JUNK. And if you aren't sick to your stomach at the end of all this check us out at the links below:

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Ep. 26 - Life of the Party and The Opposite Sex in Sex Comedies

Ep. 26 - Life of the Party and The Opposite Sex in Sex Comedies

November 3, 2018

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We make all of our listeners (DOZENS) uncomfortable by talking about the seeming discomfort the online film community has with female sexuality as a topic for comedy with the likes of Melissa McCarthy in LIFE OF THE PARTY and Amy Schumer in... well seemingly anything she does these days. Being a delicate subject and the central premise of our show, we outsource this discussion by riffing on previous episodes from two great podcasts in REEL SPOILERS and MOVIE BS. For further discomfort or maybe some comedic lowlights from our own sex lives, click on these links below:

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Ep. 25 - Isle of Dogs and Filmmakers Appropriating Themselves

Ep. 25 - Isle of Dogs and Filmmakers Appropriating Themselves

October 31, 2018

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ISLE OF DOGS opened to some criticism (we don't yet have the technology to measure how much, let's just say that there were tweets) about director Wes Anderson appropriating other cultures for his latest "comedy." We make a different accusation that the man is appropriating his earlier more successful works and we'd like to see him change things up a bit! Taking our own advice we look to two other great movie podcasts in MOUSTERPIECE CINEMA and CINEMAHOLICS who discuss Martin Scorsese and Paul Thomas Anderson both managing to subvert expectations while retaining their style over films across different genres. We hope to subvert your expectation of another pitiful MARK AS PLAYED episode which you can find by clicking on the links below:

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Ep. 24 - Avengers Infinity War and Contractually Obligated Spoilers

Ep. 24 - Avengers Infinity War and Contractually Obligated Spoilers

October 29, 2018

AvengersInfinityWarPROMO.jpgWe return from the dead... presumably much like a number of characters will do following the events of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. As a movie podcast on movie podcasts, we can't decide for ourselves how best to enjoy the Marvel Cinematic Universe when we know so much information about the plans for the characters before we even watch the film, so we rely on two other great movie podcasts to help us sort through the white noise of fandom. FILM FALLOUT ponders the outing of the plans of WESTWORLD while over on FRIENDS & FILM they wonder if Disney will steal from one of their crown jewels to aid another in the STAR WARS franchise. Both are great listens but you have to listen to us first at the links below:

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Ep. 23 - A Quiet Place/Unsane and the Hooks of Marketing Horror

Ep. 23 - A Quiet Place/Unsane and the Hooks of Marketing Horror

April 5, 2018

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In this terrifying episode, Michael Denniston, host of SOBER CINEMA is forced to confront the words coming from inside his own podcast. Thankfully, he also presents a better listening option than co-host Jario's choice, with a clip from THE NEW FLESH discussing the latest Steven Soderbergh marketing/filmmaking gimmick with his iPhone shot UNSANE. This leads us to a broader discussion about how smaller genre films like the new A QUIET PLACE must announce themselves to the marketplace in an industry hellbent on having event movies on every weekend of the year. You know what else you could do every weekend of the year? Listen to our podcast (repeatedly even! but only if you download it over and over) at the links below:

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Ep. 22 - Ready Player One/Pacific Rim: Uprising and Repackaged Film

Ep. 22 - Ready Player One/Pacific Rim: Uprising and Repackaged Film

April 4, 2018

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As a movie podcast that repackages other great movie podcasts to help illustrate our point on a topic, we know of what we speak when we discuss READY PLAYER ONE and PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING being repackaged ideas with a new coat of paint. The other (better) movie podcasts are MOVIE BS and HOW IS THIS MOVIE? Spoiler alert: we actually keep the complaints on modern cinema light this episode, because to do otherwise would just be repackaging a lot of the same old crap you've already heard from us. Speaking of which, follow us at the links below for more of that crap:

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Ep. 21 - A Wrinkle in Time and Separating the Art from the Artist

Ep. 21 - A Wrinkle in Time and Separating the Art from the Artist

April 3, 2018

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On this episode we welcome all the hate tweets Film Twitter can muster as they protect Ava DuVernay's critical and box office disaster A WRINKLE IN TIME. This opens up a different approach to something film fans have wrangled with over, particularly over the last year, as we attempt to separate the art from the artist. Can being a fan of a particular filmmaker leave any room for the acceptance of failure? Since we are experts on the particulars of failure, but not so much this movie podcasting business, we turn to two of our favorites in this podcast genre to help illuminate the subject in WE PAID TO SEE THIS and FIX-A-FLICK. Did we mention hate tweets at the top of these stupid show notes? Well here are some links to send that and other forms of communication that aren't tweets (or hate):

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