Episode 162 – Alan Cerny – 2015 Summer Movie Preview Part 1

Alan Cerny (@NordlingAICN on twitter) is here to give the 2015 summer movie preview for the next 2 months with host Craig Price. It seems to be coming earlier and earlier but the summer movie onslaught has already begun. Craig declared Avengers: Age of Ultron the official start or the 2015 summer movie season and the two cover lots of ground for just the next 2 months.

Movies in this episode include (with scheduled release dates):

May 1: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 8: Maggie

May 15: Mad Max: Fury Road

May 15: Pitch Perfect 2

May 22: Tomorrowland

May 22: Poltergeist

May 29: San Andreas 3D

June 5: Spy

June 5: Entourage

June 12: Jurassic World

June 26: Ted 2

We’ll be sure to add Alan’s reviews from Ain’t it Cool News as he writes them.

APP BONUS: The 2 give a spoiler filled recap and review of Avengers: Age of Ultron and discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole only on the podcast app!

 

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Episode 161 – John Simons – Comicpalooza 2015

John Simons, chairman of Comicpalooza (@comicpalooza on twitter) speaks with host Craig Price about putting a comic-con together. The two discuss the modest history of Comicpalooza from it’s humble beginnings in a movie theater lobby to the juggernaut can’t miss festival that boast 60,000 attendees (more are expected this year!). John explains how he had hoped to grow into a hotel ballroom type of space only to see his comic-con jump into the cavernous George R Brown Convention Center. He talks about how he plans ahead (sometime up to 3 years in advance) for upcoming conventions, who they decide to ask and what type of programming you can expect this year. Craig goes on and on about how great John Barrowman was at Comicpalooza 2014 (It’s kind of embarrassing), the diversity of programming available (it’s really like 10 small conventions happening at once) and the love of beer while waiting in line.

Comicpalooza’s mission is to provide the best and biggest annual multi-format pop culture convention in the southwest region of the United States, serving not only the fans of comics, science fiction, fantasy, video and table top gaming, anime, music and film, but also as a trade show and showcase for the studios, publishers, and manufacturers in those industries.

This year Comicpalooza is happening on May 22nd through the 25th. You can learn about all the guests currently scheduled (Craig is excited to see Haley Atwell and Henry Winkler) at http://www.comicpalooza.com 

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Episode 151 – 2015 Oscar Predictions with Alan Cerny

Alan Cerny (@nordlingAICN on twitter) joins host Craig Price for their 2015 Oscar Predictions! Kicking off a brand new season (Season 4!) Craig and Alan get into a somewhat predictable awards season. The two discuss the big six (Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture) as well as side track on what Craig calls “The Pacino Effect” and Alan’s defense of Boyhood. They also discuss several snubs and some baffling nominations. Craig will be posting his entire slate of his 2015 Oscar Predictions via http://oscar.go.com/mypicks – play along!

Also, past guest and friend of the show, Thom Singer is in the middle of his annual fundraiser (all February) for the Kate Singer Endowment for Cranio-Facial Research. It’s a good cause and the money goes to the Dell Children’s Medical Center out of Austin and Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Please consider donating by clicking here to donate.

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Episode 150 – Alan Cerny – 2014 Holiday Movie Preview

Alan Cerny (@nordlingAICN on twitter) check in for his annual Holiday Movie Preview with host Craig Price. The air is crisp (in some places snow has already fallen) – egg nog is in the stores and the smell of turkey is everywhere. That means Alan is here to give us an idea what to expect while we’re avoiding shoppers by hiding in the theaters. The two talk about some poor excuses for sequels, obvious oscar-bait and some hidden gems of the yule-tide season.
Movies include:
Bad Bosses
Penguins of Madagascar
Wild
Inherent Vice
Exodus: Gods and Kings
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Annie
Into the Woods
The Gambler
The Interview
American Sniper
 
APP BONUS: Download the app and listen to a full bonus episode of Alan and Craig discussing their choices for the best movies of 2014.

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Episode 134 – 2014 Summer Movie Preview – Part 2

Alan Cerny (@nordlingAICN on twitter) continues his 2014 Summer Movie Preview with host Craig Price! Covering the months of July and August, the two really get excited for the blockbusters coming up and not so excited for the dreck studios throw out to the public at the end of the summer. Be it Alan gushing over an art house film 12 years in the making or Craig hoping Marvel Studio’s latest and craziest movie to date does well, there is plenty of movies to talk about.

Covered in this episode (click for Alan’s reviews)

Earth to Echo
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Boyhood
Jupiter Ascending (update: moved to Feb 2015)
Guardians of the Galaxy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Expendables 3
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

It’s a mixed bag for the rest of the summer but plenty to enjoy and to make fun of! As always, you can catch reviews Alan writes under the pseudonym Nordling on http://www.aintitcoolnews.com – We’ll link his reviews to the movies as they come out!

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Episode 128 – 2014 Summer Movie Preview – Part 1

Alan Cerny (@nordlingAICN on twitter) is here for a 2014 Summer Movie Preview with host Craig Price! It’s that time of year again. Swimming pools and movie stars. No, not a Beverly Hillbillies sequel (which we expect at any time) – it’s SUMMER! Which means it’s time for Craig and Alan to sit down and figure out what movies they are looking forward to seeing, which ones they are not expecting much from and which ones do they know little about. This time though, the two talk so much and have such a good time, the podcast has to be split into two episodes! Thankfully, they cover the movies chronologically so they have you covered from now until the end of June.

The two talk about (click for Alan’s review):

Maleficent
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Edge of Tomorrow
22 Jump Street
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Jersey Boys
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
Snow Piercer

As well as discuss how good a director Clint Eastwood is, how bad a director Michael Bay is, how Seth MacFarlane can’t compete with Mel Brooks (who can?) and how young can Tom Cruise keep looking??

As always, you can catch reviews Alan writes under the pseudonym Nordling on http://www.aintitcoolnews.com – We’ll link his reviews to the movies as they come out!

Look for Part 2 on July 1st when we close out the rest of the summer’s movies

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Episode 115 – 2014 Oscars Predictions with Alan Cerny

Alan Cerny (@nordlingAICN) joins host Craig Price to discuss the 2014 Oscars Race.
Season 4 kicks off with Craig gushing about all things Gravity and Alan gravitates (see what I did there) towards Wolf of Wall Streets many nominations but both agree that the movies discussed are all worthy of recognition. The two talk all the big categories and who will win  vs. who should win.
This year’s nominees are: 
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”
 
Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”
 
Best Actress
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
 
Best Actor
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”
 
Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
 
Best Picture
“12 Years a Slave”
“American Hustle”
“Gravity”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Her”
“Nebraska”
“Philomena”
“Captain Phillips”
 
The 2014 Oscars start March 2nd at 7pm EST on ABC.

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Episode 113 – 2013 Holiday Movie Preview

Alan Cerny (@nordlingAICN on twitter) and host Craig Price give their annual holiday movie preview. With the holidays approaching, we’re all looking for ways to spend hours with family, yet not have to talk to them. Take them to the movies!  The two cover their anticipated movies as well as identify traditional December Oscar Bait!  
Movies include: 
Frozen
OldBoy
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
American Hustle
Saving Mr. Banks
Her
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
47 Ronin
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Wolf of Wall Street
Enjoy the upcoming movie season and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Episode 91 – Alan Cerny – 2013 Summer Movie Preview

Alan Cerny (@NordlingAICN on twitter) makes his annual pilgrimage to give his 2013 summer movie preview with host Craig Price. The two cover lots of ground as they talk about Warner Brothers inability or outright refusal to follow the Marvel Studios blueprint for comic book movies, the lack of the word “zombies” in the marketing of World War Z, Craig’s arch-nemesis Hugh Jackman and how excited Alan is to see Pacific Rim.
Movies covered include (reviews will be added as the films are released!):
This Is The EndMan of SteelWorld War ZMonster UniversityWhite House DownThe HeatDespicable Me 2The Lone RangerPacific RimR.I.P.DThe WolverineElysiumKick-Ass 2The Worlds End
Be sure to catch all of Alan’s reviews (not previews but actual thoughtful reviews!!) at http://aintitcoolnews.com
 

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Episode 76 – 2013 Oscar Predictions with Alan Cerny

A new season of Reality Check with Craig Price returns with Ain’t it Cool News Alan Cerny (@NordlingAICN on twitter) to talk about their 2013 Oscar predictions.
They cover the 2013 Oscar nominees for Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Director and Best Picture, giving their picks for who will win and who should win (they’re not always the same thing!)
Check back on the 24th to see how Craig and Alan’s 2013 Oscar Predictions do.

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