Welcome to the 87th episode of The Cinefessions Podcast! Today Branden and Marc honor the late, great Bill Paxton by transforming the podcast into The PaxCast. This week, The PaxCast reviews Weird Science (1985). They also move on to round twenty-three of the Besting the Backlog Challenge, which is all Alfred Hitchcock themed. Have no fear, Ashe will return to the show next week, but Marc will then be on vacation! We’ll have a full house once again in a couple of weeks.
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Join us on the next podcast, Friday, April 14th, as The PaxCast marches on with a review of A Simple Plan from 1998.
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0:00:00 – 0:08:24 – Intro/Review us on iTunes and Win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!
0:08:25 – 0:24:19 – Wrestlemania/Pro Wrestling Discussion
0:24:20 – 0:55:47 – Our Week in Media
0:55:48 – 1:04:51 – Question of the Week: Which video game system is “your” system?
1:04:52 – 2:07:11 – Weird Science (1985) Review (Contains Spoilers!)
2:07:12 – 2:25:14 – Besting the Backlog Challenge – Round Twenty-Three
2:25:15 – 2:28:42 – Outro
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Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.