“La La Land,” “Rogue One,” And 2016-In-Review
The boys are back to belatedly send out 2016. They start with a full-on review of LA LA LAND, arguing whether its half-commitment to the musical genre is a problem. At 16:20, they apply their rating system to ROGUE ONE, trying to divorce its quality from the STAR WARS universe. At 21:25, they hand out some BRG superlatives for 2016 in film, like who acted most shamelessly, what performers caught the break they needed, and they shout out Viola Davis, Ryan Reynolds, and more. They wrap up at 30:20, taking down awful trailers for Jan + Feb movies and previewing 2017. Happy new year, listeners! Hang in and hang out.
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.