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SNOBS ON FILM
The Music Snobs, LLC
The creators of The Music Snobs present SNOBS ON FILM, the podcast where movies and television are discussed and reviewed with care—and debated without caution. Get ready for a non-Hollywood ending.
Sep 7, 2019
The Music Snobs on Film
For the first time ever, The Music Snobs meets Snobs On Film in one unforgettable episode to celebrate both podcasts’ season finales!!! Listen as the Snobs combine the two shows to go deep on the (im)perfect marriage of cinema and sound. The crew explores the natural relationship between music and movies while questioning which artform impacts the audience the most. The ensuing debate inevitably leads to a wild roundtable: What movie soundtrack do you absolutely love even though you have no desire to ever see the movie again?
1 hr 18 min
Aug 6, 2019
Do the Right Thing
It’s been 30 years since Da Mayor told Mookie to, “Always do the right thing,” in Spike Lee’s masterful third film. In this riveting episode of SOF the fellas take a look at ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ask: exactly what is the right thing? And after three decades, what’s our response to this movie’s character arcs and the layers of storytelling that combine to form one of cinema’s most iconic pressure-cookers? Before the episode ends the crew will also take time to debate the film’s climax and themes by wondering: What if Radio Raheem had not been killed?
Jul 3, 2019
Black Action Heroes
From Pam Grier to The Rock, a pantheon of black action heroes can be found in Hollywood’s past and present. On this episode of Snobs On Film, the crew examines the impact that POC actors have had on the action genre and (of course) asks an uncomfortable question: why has the film industry and the public been so much more accepting of black actors as leads in action films than in dramas? Afterwards, the Snobs kickoff a memorable round table discussion by challenging each other to name an action flick and the POC sidekick within it who would have made a better lead than the film’s white star.
1 hr 2 min
May 29, 2019
The Beginning and Endgame of the MCU
After a decade of blockbuster films and last year’s record-breaking Infinity War, it’s time for Snobs On Film to go deep on Avengers: Endgame and examine the unprecedented success—and question the impact—of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Can the studio maintain its dominance? Has the MCU been a boost for the film industry, or is it the bane of modern cinema? The crew explores these issues and more, wrapping things up with an intriguing roundtable: What comic book film would you recommend to someone who hates comic book films?
1 hr 6 min
May 1, 2019
Is This ‘Us’?
Snobs On Film takes a look at the rise of Jordan Peele, Barry Jenkins, and films like ‘Sorry to Bother You’, and wonders: are people of color being better represented by today’s unconventional storytelling than by the hyper-realism of classics like ‘Menace II Society’ and ‘Boyz N the Hood’? Afterwards, the crew gets inspired by Peele’s newest film during a roundtable that gives each Snob a multiple choice: name the one movie character who could actually be your doppelgänger. [Note: This episode was recorded prior to John Singleton’s untimely passing.]
Mar 27, 2019
As filming begins on the franchise’s 25th installment and we near the end of Daniel Craig’s epic run as James Bond, a certain question has come to mind concerning our favorite secret agent. In the era of #metoo, “diversity”, and Hollywood shake ups—does this mean #BondToo? Join us as SOF takes a look at the Craig films and discusses how a feminist present will impact the future of cinema’s most celebrated “misogynistic dinosaur”.
Feb 28, 2019
The Denzel Effect
Black actors are blowin’ up, right? It’s the golden age of black movie stars, right? Or are we about to witness yet another example of the Denzel Effect? Join us for the latest episode of Snobs On Film as we invite actor Omar Dorsey to help us answer an intriguing question: Why can there be only one black megastar in Hollywood at a time? We take a look at the rise of Michael B. Jordan and wonder if he’s the new epitome of a lonely pedestal. Next: things get even wilder when the Snobs play Black Roulette—a new segment where we take a black actor and the role they played in one performance, and insert them into a distinctly white film or TV show. Special Guest: Omar Dorsey.
1 hr 6 min
Jan 23, 2019
King For A Day
It’s here: Episode 1 of SOF’s brand new seasonal format! The Snobs go straight for the jugular by examining the resurgence of horror films based on the work of Stephen King—and the strong box-office performance of recent horror movies in general. Has this scare-aissance brought the genre back to prominence? Or is the terror temporary? Next, the crew delivers a thrillingly evil and truly hilarious roundtable when they ask: who's the GOAT horror villain?
Nov 27, 2018
Episode 14: Spyfall
Has the spy genre gone stale? SOF takes a look at the past and present of the classic spy thriller and wonders about its future. From Bond to Bourne, and from Smiley to Red Sparrow, the crew debates the finer points of cinematic espionage and tries to determine if our favorite spies are headed toward a requiem or a renaissance.
1 hr 3 min
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 13: The Cosby Blow
The conviction of Bill Cosby delivered a final blow to the status the legendary comic and actor owned in pop culture, specifically black pop culture. As the media sifts through the ashes of his implosion, SOF asks: what the hell do we do with Bill Cosby? How do we come to terms with the part of our cultural past that he inhabits? The answers may surprise you.
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 12: Avengers: Infinity War Review + Reaction
Ten years, six Infinity Stones, and one weekend box office total that brought in so much cash Thanos can probably afford to get his chin fixed. Was Avengers: Infinity War everything we thought it would be, or more than we bargained for? The SOF crew gives our thoughts, reactions, and a spoiler-heavy review of the film Marvel Studios has been planning for the last decade.
Mar 8, 2018
Episode 11: SOF Takeover: The Terminator Franchise
Ever wanted to get your hands on a TV or movie franchise and do things your way? So have we. The SOF Takeover series gives Snobs On Film the chance to rewrite, reimagine, and reboot properties that may (or may not) have gone off track. Listen as the Snobs remix plot lines and character arcs while explaining why these stories deserve the love. First up on SOF Takeover? The Terminator franchise.
Feb 14, 2018
Episode 10: Love Jones
More than twenty years ago a film escaped the confinements of Hollywood and made an indelible mark on a generation who had never seen their lives so truthfully portrayed on the silver screen. In a special Snob Deep episode of SOF, the crew examines the perennial classic Love Jones and discusses its aspirations, ultimate impact, and the reasons it failed to ignite the cinematic revolution it seemed destined to create. Special Guest: DJ Tara.
1 hr 12 min
Feb 14, 2018
Episode 9: Black Panther
To celebrate the much anticipated arrival of Marvel’s Black Panther feature film, SOF examines a key aspect of the movie and asks an important question. From Wakanda to Zamunda and the many incarnations of a mostly whitewashed Egypt, why does Hollywood feel the need to invent a fictitious Africa, and how does that impact our interest in the stories that take place there? Special Guest: Raquel Monroe.
1 hr 5 min
Jan 29, 2018
Episode 8: Home Box Office
As Netflix continues to partner with A-list talent like Will Smith and Martin Scorsese, and studio juggernauts like Disney announce plans to stream their own content, SOF asks: is the theater experience in danger of becoming a thing of the past? Are streaming services such as Hulu and Amazon destined to become our box office future?
Jan 8, 2018
Episode 7: Has She Finally Gotten It?
With the success of Spike Lee's Netflix series based on his 1986 film of the same name, SOF asks: does the success of "She's Gotta Have It?", HBO's "Insecure" and BET's "Being Mary Jane" signal the advent of modern and authentic black female representation on television? Special Guest: Raquel Monroe.
Dec 11, 2017
Episode 6: The Last Jedi Preview
As moviegoers everywhere gear up for the release of the newest chapter in the Star Wars saga, SOF previews Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi while taking a moment to discuss and debate the impact of The Force Awakens, The Clone Wars, and the future of a franchise once written off as a thing of the past.
Dec 5, 2017
Episode 5: Mindhunter Review
As Netflix continues to ramp up its original programming, the sheer number of potentially binge-worthy shows can be both intoxicating and intimidating. Snobs On Film takes a look at the first half of Mindhunter—the psychological-thriller that quietly premiered on the streaming service in the shadow of marquee shows like Stranger Things and The Punisher—to help you decide whether to add it to your list or search for better prey.
Nov 22, 2017
Episode 4: Thor: Ragnarok Review
Marvel Studio’s third Thor film recently dropped, marking what could be considered the cinematic universe’s last hurrah before things get ultra-serious in the MCU with next year’s ‘Black Panther’ and 'Infinity War'. So far, many fans are calling ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ the funniest and most unique MCU film to date. True or false? Snobs On Film gives you a full review of this Taika Waititi-helmed fall blockbuster.
Nov 22, 2017
Episode 3: Weinstein
No news has rocked Hollywood harder this fall than the sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations aimed at film producer Harvey Weinstein. The controversy surrounding him has ignited a firestorm of similar revelations involving powerful men in front of and behind the camera. In the midst of the continuing drama, Snobs On Film raises a question no one seems to be in a hurry to answer: In Hollywood, where is the line that divides the forgivable from the unforgivable? What separates the pariahs from those simply put on A-list parole? And how the hell is Mel Gibson still making movies? Special Guest: Karen Gabay.
Nov 17, 2017
Episode 2: Marvel Netflix Universe Review + Punisher Sneak Preview
He ain't a player, he just kills a lot. Big Pun returns to Netflix in his own spinoff series Friday, November 17, and to mark the occasion Snobs On Film breaks down the entire Marvel Netflix Universe to date—including a special preview of the highly anticipated "The Punisher".
Nov 7, 2017
Episode 1: Everybody Wants to be A Hero
In the inaugural episode of Snobs On Film, the crew dives into the movie industry’s latest obsession and asks: has Marvel Studios permanently changed the game? Or is the superhero “genre” a marketing bubble that’s bound to burst? Next up, SOF questions the representation of people of color on the small and the big screen, starting with the controversy surrounding HBO’s ‘Confederate’ and touching on everything from Star Wars to Zendaya. If that’s not enough, an open floor discussion goes rogue when the crew reveals their television and film highs & lows of 2017 [so far]. Be sure to stay in your seats after the credits roll—there may be one more scene…
2 hr 11 min