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Repeat Viewing

A compare and contrast podcast of films from present to past. Showcasing movies connected by genre, creators, personal themes & social relevance, we discover the elements that make movies rewatchable (or not). Hosted by artist-filmmakers and longtime friends, Kraig Rasmussen & Seamus Smith.

Tracks

The Mask - w/ Alex Schumacher
For our 3rd "Super Anti-hero" film, friend of the show, cartoonist Alex Schumacher joins us to chat about the 1994 Jim Carrey Blockbuster. Where did we stand on it then, how has it aged, and how have we aged, considering this movie is 30 years old?! WE chat about the then cutting edge CGI, the extreme 90s-ness, and ask a few vital questions about the storytelling. *Apologies, due to an ongoing & mysterious computer issue, the sound on this episode is a little rough. Please rate, review, share & subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen to podcasts! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
86:34 09/28/2021
The Suicide Squad - w/ "3-peater " Neil McLean (SPOILERS)
One of our first guests ever returns to discuss James Gunn's new DCEU film, and get mercilessly teased by us... because we have a reputation to uphold. We talk about the many creative angles and depths of this murderous antihero romp, as well as the gallows humor and many Easter eggs common to all of Gunn's movies. Plus we actually get deep on the history of the 'Squad, with some surprise influences, and as always, we laugh our way through some games! Please rate, review, share & subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen to podcasts! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
116:45 08/30/2021
Black Widow - w Stevie Rae Brown (SPOILERS)
Comedian Stevie Rae Brown joins us to kick off our new "Super Anti-Heroes" block, talking about the latest MCU entry in a deeply nerdy and hilarious chat. We dig into characters, Easter Eggs, action direction, and all the MCU context you could possibly want. Plus, lots of games, and maybe a couple things you've never thought about before. Please rate, review, share & subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen to podcasts! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
116:38 08/18/2021
No Sudden Move - w/ DJ Kozee - aka Marina Francesca (SPOILERS)
In another first take episode, we dive into the new Steven Soderbergh film No Sudden Move, and share a hilarious, fast paced chat with with the talented DJ Kozee, aka Marina Francesca. We talk about this crime film compared to the many others by the same director, the caper, the period style, THAT LENS, the stacked cast of scene stealers, and of course the script by Ed Solomon! Plus, multiple games!! Please rate, review, share & subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen to podcasts! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
97:32 07/23/2021
Army of the Dead - with Esoterica Cinema (SPOILERS)
Returning to the Schneider-verse, we share a hilarious and deep chat about Zack Snyder and filmmaking in the modern age with Jason & Ryan, hosts of the excellent "Esoterica Cinema" podcast. We tear into Snyder's first post DC film, and along the way the energized conversation reveals many layers to the undead movie and its artistically talented creator. Plus, what movie does this movie seem to a nod to? And the Esoterica boys absolutely slay the game "What's it all about?" Please rate, review, share & subscribe to Repeat Viewing (and Esoterica Cinema!) wherever you listen to podcasts! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
113:38 07/13/2021
The Paper Tigers - with director Bao Tran
In a surprise extra episode for our Martial Arts block, we celebrate a recently released, American made, bonafide Gung Fu movie, "The Paper Tigers", along with the film's director Bao Tran. We explore the genesis of the project, the charming personal story, the hurdles it jumped for representation, setting a strong example for any independent artist, and why inner meaning is so important in story, as in life. Plus, Bao crushes it in our favorite game "What's it all about?!" in an episode not to be missed! Please rate, review, share & subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen to podcasts! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
90:01 06/26/2021
The Raid: Redemption & Berendal
Our martial arts cinema block concludes (for now) with the two films that comprise Gareth Evans' bravura Indonesian crime saga. We dive into the many reasons the Raid movies are a cut above not just other martial arts films, but also many crime films as well. Plus, we look at the genesis of each installment, the unique elements of both, the extremely experimental filmmaking techniques, and of course, all the bone-snapping, eye-popping action of Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruihan, Cecep Arif Rahman, etc. Please subscribe, rate, review & share to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen to podcasts! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
129:06 06/12/2021
The Last Dragon - with Taylor Graves
Our story of Martial Arts Movies reaches the next level with a bonafide 80s cult classic and the most ideal possible expert guest, the dynamically talented musician Taylor Graves. We discuss the film's unique fusion of music and martial arts, the music production itself, 80s fashions, and the many, many crazy characters populating the charming world of Barry Gordy's singular creation. Plus, we talk Taimak & the martial art behind the movie, Chinese Goju Ryu, and Taylor fills us in on his many exciting projects! Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
107:31 05/31/2021
The Bruce Lee Kung Fu Extravaganza with Ric Meyers!
aka the Cruel Tutelage of Ric Mei, aka the Legend of Fong Sai Ric. Prolific writer, film critic, Kung Fu consultant, and constant contributor to the world discussion of martial arts cinema, Ric Meyers schools us on the misunderstanding of Bruce Lee the man, and tells the bittersweet tale of the Kung Fu movie genre. We cover Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story, Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey, and Be Water. Plus, Ric shares behind the scenes stories from some very unexpected movies! You can literally hear us being taught Kung Fu in this epic journey of an episode. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share!   Theme music by Samuel Oak.  
150:44 05/21/2021
Mortal Kombat w/ Dylan Godfry aka Dylan Drake
For our final "first take" episode in the coming months, we cover the latest incarnation of Mortal Kombat, with returning guest and video game/MK expert Dylan Godfry. This is exactly the Mortal Kombat episode you're looking for, with absolute hilarity, detailed criticism and all manor of surprises. (Make sure to listen all the way to the end for the absolute perfect MK Easter Egg.) Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
88:52 05/07/2021
Repeat Viewing 101- Willy's Wonderland
For our 101st episode, we share a brief chat about where this podcast has taken us, where it's headed, how it's changed us personally, and evolved our thoughts on film. Then we jump into probably the most appropriate follow up to GvK, with another "monster fight" movie. We discuss the trope-tastic not for kids playground that is this film, and muse about the career of Nic Cage, plus other Coppola related tangents. #CageReport Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
93:36 04/30/2021
Godzilla vs Kong - Episode 100 - w/ Kaijumax creator Zander Cannon
We ring in our 100th episode with a rollicking big movie and the absolute ideal guest for it, Kaijumax comic book creator Zander Cannon. We get the lowdown on the big guys and probably look too deeply at this movie. Or "Two guys explain to Kraig how to watch this kind of movie." Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
68:10 04/08/2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League - or "The Schneider Cut" (SPOILERS)
In our most epic episode we welcome mega-nerd superhero expert & homeboy, Dylan Godfry (aka Dylan Drake), and tackle the biggest film in years: the Snyder Cut. It's a hilarious and detailed spoiler chat revealing hidden elements, dissecting the deeper character arcs/performances, speculating on subtext, plot twists, and possible new directions. Plus, Zack Snyder the filmmaker, Titans, and Falcon & the winter Soldier. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
155:17 04/01/2021
Coming 2 America (SPOILER FREE)
In our 3rd Eddie Murphy episode, we tackle another extremely long-awaited sequel to a beloved film, and all the baggage that entails. For those sadists out there who love it when we fight, this episode is just for you, as we are intensely split on this film, with the shadowy menace of nostalgia looming over this production and our conversation! It's another battle of podcasters. Will anyone survive? Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
82:45 03/24/2021
Judas and the Black Messiah (SPOILER FREE)
As cinema changes shape to become a strange hybrid of streaming and theatrical releases, films continue to carry buzz and build reputations like always, and this film is among the many examples. After weeks of hearing about Judas and the Black Messiah, we decided it was too important not to cover it, and the densely layered work of Shaka King, Daniel Kaluuya & Lakieth Stanfield offered quite a lot to discuss, especially in light of our current social tensions. We cover all the filmmaking, acting and social elements possible, and dig into the word on the street about this movie. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
69:08 03/14/2021
The Little Things - (SPOILERS)
Bringing an end to our extended block of first take reviews on streaming film releases, we tackle the moody Denzel Washington detective drama, The Little Things, and share a detailed conversation about, you guessed it, lots of little things that make this movie tick. We look at the triple Oscar winning ensemble cast, the auteur work of writer director John Lee Hancock, and hold this up to other notable serial killer tales for comparison. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
51:26 02/20/2021
Bliss - (SPOILERS)
We think we picked a perfect Valentine's Day movie for 2021/ post-2020 vibes everyone is feeling, and we think you'll agree. Watch Bliss on Amazon before you listen because we have no choice but to spoil this one as we peel apart the layers, interpret the many signs & symbols that make up it's story, using a specific visual language. Plus we talk in-depth about the lead performances, how this movie applies to life, and what genre it's in, all throughout a breezy and playful episode. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
74:18 02/13/2021
The Midnight Sky - (SPOILERS)
In an appropriate follow up to last episode, we talk another actor turned solid director, with George Clooney's latest. We talk about the meta elements of the film, the science & world building, and the intimate personal story buried within what is presented as a race against time survival tale. Plus we ponder where this stands among the modern science fiction landscape. The conversation, much like the film, is more complex than it sounds. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Get extra episodes each month at patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us everywhere else @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
55:21 02/06/2021
TENET - (Spoiler Free)
This episode is a battle of podcasters, because one of us loved Christopher Nolan's latest mindbender, and one of us did not! Brace yourself for cannon fire and opinion blasts, as we dive into a film that is equal parts James Bond adventure and applied physics graduate thesis, and yet another entry in the bizarre and high concept Nolan-verse. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Please support us patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
58:02 01/27/2021
One Night in Miami
In a timely first take review, we look at the sure-handed directorial debut of actress Regina King, One Night in Miami. Our talk ranges from the inner struggles of each man and the outer forces shaping them, King as a director, Kemp Powers as a writer, and the various filmmaking elements that make this movie tick. Plus we peel back the layers of why it is incredibly timely and on the pulse of our country today, despite being set in 1964. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Please support us patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
60:27 01/23/2021
Soul
The season of new films dropping left and right to streaming platforms continues, and we have more hot first take action, as we dive into Pixar's latest, Soul. As creatives, we found quite a lot to cover in this first look at the film, and not doubt we missed a lot too! We dig into the very nuanced, personal themes, the boundaries it breaks for Pixar animation, and the important, powerful cultural elements that help make this film not just relatable, but ultimately universal. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Please support us patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
53:20 01/13/2021
Wonder Woman 1984 (+ I'm Your Woman)
Happy 2021 everyone! Like many of you, we opened our Christmas Present of Wonder Woman '84 on the day it was released. So how did it add to our holiday? How does it add up to the first WW and other recent DC films? Plus, we talk briefly about other strong female characters with Stargirl, and the Amazon original film I'm Your Woman. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Please support us patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
70:14 01/07/2021
Sound of Metal
Our final episode of 2020 brings another original film from a major streaming platform, with the Amazon original drama, Sound of Metal. We breakdown the phenomenal use of sound, the intensely focused and connected acting, and the painfully relatable plight of an independent creative person who encounters serious life challenges. Happy New Year Repeat Viewers! Thank you for making our year memorable and encouraging. Wishing you a great 2021!! Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Please support us patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
45:46 12/31/2020
Cobra Kai & The Karate Kid Saga (BONUS)
With the 3rd season of Cobra Kai dropping on Netflix as our first treat of 2021, this episode from our Patreon feed was poised and ready for the All Valley Tournament. We chat about the different themes playing out between different characters across the overall show, what it borrows from the formula in the original 3 films, then we take a hard look at the fights. Everybody say your best Ki-Ya, because this episode kicks ass! Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Please support us patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
34:33 12/30/2020
Klaus - Christmas Special - w/ a Turkey & other guests
'Tis the season for holiday themed episodes, and we wanted to rise to the challenge with an actual Christmas movie (with minimal explosions), and Netflix's Klaus did not disappoint. We have a blast talking about the 2D rendering and design styles, the incredibly timely, socially conscious story, and the unique take on the Santa Klaus mythos. Also, we recorded this in my car in our home town of Folsom, CA, while visiting our families for the holidays, (yes, don't worry, after both getting negative Covid tests), so the nostalgia is thick and adds to the already ample hilarity. Plus, some fun special guests. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Please support us patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
46:06 12/25/2020
Mank
Our first stop on the journey through the many new films releasing to streaming platforms this month, is "Mank", the newest film by David Fincher & his latest collaboration with Netflix. In a deep talk  about this film's theme, "letting artists make art", we find our way through details about the modern film industry, while simultaneously exploring the many hidden levels of Hollywood history within it, and the different subtexts implanted underneath that. Plus, some very interesting hidden tidbits about this film and it's creators! Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Please support us patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
66:38 12/19/2020
Knives Out
In a bizarrely congruent follow up to our previous episode Addams Family Values, we talk about the strangely similar Knives Out, without intending the parallel. We lean into that topic, plus the vast array of details & levels to discuss, much like all Rian Johnson films, and break down as much as we can, all while not spoiling the mystery at the heart of the film. Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Get extra episodes each month at patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us everywhere else @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
74:32 12/07/2020
Addams Family Values - Thanksgiving Special
In the spirit of the still spooky season, we have the perfect "Thanksgiving" episode, and a blast, discussing Barry Sonnenfeld's wicked Addams Family Values from 1993. We spend a good chunk of our talk covering (& quoting) the knockout, brilliant script by Paul Rudnick, and Sonnenfeld's exquisite storytelling, but we also lavish attention on the top notch cast, and will probably go to our graves doing our best impressions of Raul Julia's fantastic swagger. Plus, the Sonnenfeld Get Shorty connection is alive from our episode on the film, and we get to follow up with a quick chat about the show, now on Amazon Prime. Then Seamus gets defensive about his fake movie. It's a doozie! Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Get extra episodes each month at patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us everywhere else @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
75:56 11/27/2020
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - In Memoriam Sean Connery
Continuing our tribute to the late Sean Connery, we tackle what is one of his most puzzling, crazy entries, and it also happens to be his final on screen performance. Why was this movie such a mess? How did it become instantly notorious? How is has it aged? Also, we discuss our favorite Connery movies, his overall career, and of course, James Bond. Plus, a game! Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Please support us patreon.com/repeatviewpod for extra episodes & follow us everywhere @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
92:08 11/22/2020
The Rock - In Memoriam Sean Connery
In our fist of two tributes to the first Scotsman of cinema, we tackle the Rock as a companion to our previous episode on Michael Bay's Armageddon. We discuss what the then-71-year-old Connery definitely added to the film, how he and Cage play off each other, the many different screenwriters who doctored this film, and then answer the most important question of all: how did Michael Bay get on our show, not once, but twice?! Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review & share! Please support us patreon.com/repeatviewpod & follow us @repeatviewpod! Theme music by Samuel Oak.
84:10 11/17/2020