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Makeup has played an important role in moviemaking since the earliest days of the film industry. It can transform actors into wild characters or grotesque monsters. On this episode, Jeff and Cory explore those early days of film where a world on screen without color, meant actors on set done up in makeup that looked […]

On this episode Jeff and Cory get to the bottom of the question: Did M. Night Shyamalan write She’s All That? The answer to the question is one that has lurked on forgotten webpages and cryptic comment sections for nearly a decade. One brave twitter user dared to uncover the controversy, and so our fearless […]

In 1999, many moviegoers were wowed by the time-stopping fx shots in the Matrix. The success of the film’s stunning visual shots branded the technique with the moniker Bullet Time. The origins of this Cinnovation, however, take its roots from some unlikely sources that predate motion pictures. Join Jeff and Cory as they uncover the […]

On this episode our hosts find out just how intimately they know each other (cinematically speaking) with a movie themed revamp of the Newlywed Game. Jeff and Cory go back and forth answering the important question for each other, like “which Star Wars film should you show first to someone who’s never seen a Star […]

Only 1 out of every 5 Oscar nominated actors actually gets to enjoy the ceremony with a win. The remaining 80% of the audience then become very talented Seat Fillers. Join Jeff and Cory on this inaugural StE Presents series, as they take you through the many Oscar misses of the King of Seat Fillers, […]

Hollywood loves to pull stories from the history books. They also feel the need to alter that history to be more entertaining, even when the real history is sometime better than the movies. In this StE Presents series Jeff and Cory are traveling through time, going after Hollywood’s historically fictional history of reframing actual history. […]

On this episode we’re all about film trilogies. The standard marker of a successful film used to be defined by the achievement of a trilogy. The success of that third film typically determines if that set of films will become a franchise gold mine. Jeff and Cory take a journey through some thirds that worked, […]

Nothing quite moves an audience of filmgoers quite like camera movement. Suppose that’s more literal movement than being moved emotionally, but go with us on this. This episode of Cinnovations explores Garrett Brown and his Steadicam, a marvel of modern cinema technology that combined the movements of larger camera moving devices into a single operator […]

Jeff and Cory take some lessons from master film meddler, George Lucas, and apply them to other blockbusters and beloved films. From retconned pothole fixes in Citizen Kane to an abundance of lasers in Top Gun, they’re answering the important question of what would George Lucas do? Will the tinkering be expensive? Sure. Are the […]

On this episode, Jeff and Cory air their grievances over being lured into watching some bad movies on the star power of their casts. In Hollywood when a movie stacks the deck with acting talent, box office draw, and director bona fides you sometimes strike gold, but often movies with that much promise turn out […]


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