The Daily Buzz at Comic-con 2015 — Podcast Episodes 6 – 12

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The Daily Buzz, the film and entertainment news podcast produced by Irene Cho recently returned from Comic-con 2015 and we’re going to be posting the various podcast episodes straight from San Diego. Here’s podcast episodes 6 through 12.

Podcast Episode 6

Interview with Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment and son of Gene Roddenberry (STAR TREK).

Podcast Episode 7

The Daily Buzz spoke with Ryan Peterson (Brand Manager, Rainbow Six Siege-UBISOFT); Michael Kinney (Extra Life, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital); Laura Moberg Lavoie (Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA) at the Hard Rock Hotel in the Gaslamp district across from the San Diego Convention Center at the 46th Annual Comic-con International San Diego 2015.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-con 2015 Podcasts Episode 1 – 5

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The Daily Buzz, the film and entertainment news podcast produced by Irene Cho recently returned from Comic-con 2015 and we’re going to be posting the various podcast episodes straight from San Diego. Here’s podcast episodes 1 through 5.
In episode 1, the Daily Buzz at Comicon International San Diego spoke with filmmakers, Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne about their documentary, “The Death of Superman Lives”: What Happened?” on the patio of the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, overlooking the San Diego Bay.
Directed by Jon Schnepp, this feature length documentary film focuses on the 1996
Warner Brothers’ “Superman Lives” which had Tim Burton attached to direct and Nicolas Cage as Superman. The film is packed with interviews including director Tim Burton; screenwriter Kevin Smith; producers Jon Peters and Lorenzo di Bonaventura; production designer Rick Heinrichs; special effects artist/designer Steve Johnson, and costume designer Colleen Atwood, just to name a few. “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?” explores what could have been one of the most exciting Superman movies ever made.
Comic-con Podcast Episode 1:

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: ANT-MAN

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?
DOMMAH: ANT-MAN is based on a superhero in the Marvel Universe, and is also a loose remake of WONDER WOMAN Episode 306, in which Wonder Woman battles Formicida, an insane chemist with the power of a human-sized ant.

Liz: Whoa DOMMAH. I had no idea that ANT-MAN was based on a WONDER WOMAN episode. #KnowledgeIsPower. I would say that ANT-MAN is a new branch in the Marvel Avenger’s movie universe that Disney hopes to make tons of money off of.

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: MINIONS

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?

Liz: MINIONS is a spinoff series of the popular little twinkie/tatertot characters from the DESPICABLE ME movie franchise. They speak gibberish that oddly sounds a lot like Spanish and their goal is to work for the most evil boss they can find.

SIDE NOTE: You should know, that I have a very particular sense of “cute.” I love Hello Kitty. If something is round and organic in shape, fluffy, cutely colored, and funny looking, I will probably like it and want to squeeze it to death (like my dogs). Technically, I should love the Minions! They’re roundish, funny, and have personalities. However, even in DESPICABLE ME, I just could not get behind them. I know that I should think they’re cute, and yet something about the combination of their primary colors (Hello Kitty is made of primary colors and I love her), their weird language (Stitch has an alien language and I love him), and their slapstick humor (I’m a sucker for any physical comedy) makes me just cringe when thinking about them. I just wanted to bring all of this up so that you are aware that I was not the happiest camper going to see this movie. However, I was pumped to see it theater filled with kids, so I could tell what made the kids laugh even if I didn’t find things particularly funny.

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: TERMINATOR GENYSIS

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?

Dom: T5 is all of those R’s! It’s a sequel, and also a reboot with new actors cast in familiar roles, and also remakes iconic scenes from the original TERMINATOR, and also recycles the same time-travel discussions we had in TERMINATORS 1 through 4, and it all makes sense because of time machines. But what I want to know is, have we ever really confronted the issue that the whole TERMINATOR story is essentially about a guy having sex with his best friend’s mother?

Around the Horn: Summertime Memories

Tim Burton's BATMAN opening night at the former Waikiki #3 back in 1989.

Tim Burton’s BATMAN opening night at the former Waikiki #3 back in 1989.

Growing up in Hawaii, summer was a year round thing. But there are activities that I did as a kid (what us locals lovingly call the hanabata days) that remind me of summer. One of my best memories was riding my bike with my brother and some neighborhood kids down to Manoa stream behind the University of Hawaii and fishing for crayfish with our little nets and we would take home our catch in a tiny plastic bucket. Or another memory was going to the beach at night to go crab hunting with my dad and cousins. Maybe it reminds me of summer because we didn’t have school, so we could stay up late at night.

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: INSIDE OUT

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?
Liz: INSIDE OUT is an original story and screenplay by the braintrust known as Pixar. I was super excited to see this more as I love Pixar’s storytelling. The last couple of films from this studio have been a little underwhelming (BRAVE and MONSTERS UNIVERSITY). Luckily, INSIDE OUT is a wonderful return to the complex and rich storytelling of Pixar’s past.

Anderson: Hey, it’s from Pete Doctor, who directed UP, so I had high hopes for INSIDE OUT. I am glad to write that this film lived up to my standards. It’s definitely in the top 3 Pixar films ever made, next to UP and WALL-E, in my opinion.

THE KARATE KID Rehearsal Movie

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THE KARATE KID was a big part of my life growing up in the ‘80s. The tale of a new kid in town who is trying to fit in, meets a girl, but then gets beaten up by a bunch of thugs and must find a way to defend himself after he befriends an old groundskeeper from Japan may sound like a pretty generic throwaway film. And if it was in the reigns of lesser hands, it may have.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episodes 16, 17, 18 / Film Preservation via Cannes Classics & Final Words

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YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 16, 17 and 18, which conclude our coverage of the 2015 Cannes edition:

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: JURASSIC WORLD

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?
THORHULKCRITIC: ‘Tis Thor Odinson’s understanding that JURASSIC WORLD is a sequel to the previous trilogy of Jurassic Park films, all of which were shown every day during the week preceding on the Bravo, Syfy, E! and USA cable networks, sometimes simultaneously on all said networks.

Liz: Correct Mr. THORHULKCRITIC! It was indeed a sequel/reboot of the JURASSIC PARK franchise. They reference the older films and there was even a little trek into the original JURASSIC PARK. My favorite part of the movie was then we didn’t learn from the past (aka movies 1, 2, and 3) and decide to make a theme park of dinosaurs… cause no one got hurt the last time someone tried that.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episodes 13, 14, 15 / DOPE, MADONNA from Korea and More Industry Buzz

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YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 13, 14 and 15 of the 2015 Cannes edition:

Be a part of the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere of SEOUL SEARCHING!

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SEOUL SEARCHING is having it’s LA RED CARPET GALA PREMIERE on Wednesday, June 17 at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival!

Based on filmmaker Benson Lee’s own experience, SEOUL SEARCHING is an homage to the John Hughes teen dramedies of the ‘80s. The story centers on a group of Korean high school teens from around the world during the summer of 1986. Students from the U.S., Mexico, Germany, and UK are forced by their parents to attend a government sponsored “propaganda” camp in Seoul to learn what it means to be Korean, but end up experiencing a wild journey that turns into the most important summer of their lives.