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#81: TV Pilots: Comedy Edition

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NJAM gets crazy into TV Pilots…again! Join TimmieRyan  and Mike as they discuss some of their favorite comedy pilots both old and new.  How do comedy pilots compare to drama pilots?  Are sitcoms actually still recording in front of a live studio audience?  Tune in to find out.

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NJAM Remix: Dan Harmon’s Story Structure

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REMIX Time! We spliced our two Dan Harmon Story Structure volumes together. Listen in as Ryan, Michael, and Timmie take you through Harmon’s story circle writings, his story breaking process, and finally break it all down using an episode of Community.

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#57: “Implosion of the Hollywood System” Vol. 2

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NJAM is back in business!  Timmie and Ryan continue their journey through Hollywood History before landing in the present.  Are the studios dying?  Is it already too late?? What is the best part of a Snickers bar??? All will be answered…

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#53: The Magic of Holiday Movies | Love Actually (GUEST: Maggie Schlageter)

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Everyone loves a good holiday movie! Special guest Maggie Schlageter joins Timmie and Ryan in the studio to talk holiday movie fare, all things Christmas, and turtleneck extravaganza, Love Actually.  So make some hot chocolate and snuggle up in your jammies people.  It’s getting warm and fuzz up in this piece!

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#48: Zombies!!! (GUESTS: Mike and Cailyn Bruno)

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On this spooky special episode, Timmie and Ryan are joined by returning guests Mike and Cailyn Bruno, who love zombies just as much as true crime! Listen as the gang discusses the zombie craze throughout film, and some of their favorite examples in the genre. Are they for or against fast zombies? Tune in to find out!

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I. Intro [00:00:00]

A. Special Guests: Mike and Cailyn Bruno

II. Zombie Fever [00:11:39]

A. A History

B. What is a zombie?

C. Zombies in Literature

D. Themes and Symbolism

  • Apocalypse
  • Fear of the Masses
  • Disease and Virus
  • Breakdown of Society
  • Survival Instinct
  • Civil Rights
  • Race Relations
  • Religion
  • Morality

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#45: Story Structure: Dan Harmon, Vol. 2 | The Tree of Life

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They couldn’t stop drawing circles! Ryan, Michael, and Timmie return in Vol. 2 to test Dan Harmon’s tricks of the trade on an episode of Community and Terrence Malick’s, The Tree of Life. There’s dungeons, dragons, and dinos!

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#44: Story Structure: Dan Harmon Story Circle, Vol. 1

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Buckle up as Ryan, Michael, and Timmie indulge their obsession with Dan Harmon, breaking down his Story Circle Structure. Stay tuned for Vol. 2, kids!

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#42: What About the Family Comedy?

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Taking a delightful trip down memory lane, TimmieRyan, and Michael discuss family friendly comedies of the 80s and 90s, the importance of original screenplays, and Ryan’s super secret screening of Richard Linklater’s new film, Boyhood.

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#31: Modern Offbeat Romances | Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

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On this episode of NJAM, Timmie, Michael, and Ryan discuss offbeat romance movies in the (slight) spirit of Valentine’s Day, and the incredible body of work contributed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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#29: “Repilot” | Award Season Flicks ’13 | Her

 

Ring in 2014 with Timmie, Michael, and Ryan on episode 29 as they discuss the merits of the Golden Globes, their Oscar nomination guesses for Best Picture, their top 5 films of the 2013, and Spike Jonze’s newest feature, Her.

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#22: Pickups: Michael’s Fall 2013 Picks

 

On this pickup episode of NJAM, Michael discusses the new shows he’ll be checking out this fall, as well as some returning ones he’s eager to dive back into.

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