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#85: Die Hard

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Timmie, Ryan, and Mike go back almost 30 years to talk about a holiday fan favorite, Die Hard (1988).  Does it stand the test of time? Is it a Christmas movie?  Tune in to find out!

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#83: Psycho

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Timmie and Ryan are back for a very spooky and psychotic Halloween episode.  Listen as they delve into the 1960 Hitchcock classic, Psycho and the 1998 remake.  Which is more scary?  You be the judge.

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#79: Network

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Timmie and Mike are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore!  Tune in for their discussion on the classic satire, Network, a film that’s so much more than its famous tagline…

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#76: Humbug Holiday

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Timmie and Mike discuss their lack of Holiday spirit and favorite alternative holiday movies.  As a bonus, Mike interviews Timmie about Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening night.

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#75: Little Miss Sunshine

Timmie is joined by Ryan for a special Thanksgiving week episode!  Listen in as they talk about one of their favorite independent family comedies.  They’re so in sync on this, they may even finish each other’s…sandwiches.

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#74: Mark Duplass

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Timmie and Mike go for the superbowl of episodes as they focus on actor/director/writer/producer/mumblecore staple/indie champion Mark Duplass.  Look out for this guy!

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#72: AI, Cyborgs and Androids Oh My: Blade Runner / Ex Machina

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In a society where machines live among us…Timmie and interim cohost Mike Bruno chat about Replicants, Androids, Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac and much much more.  Grab your Turing test and trench coats kids!

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#71: 3 Films We Need To Talk About: Donnie Darko, American Beauty, Magnolia (GUEST: Mike Bruno)

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Welcome back to 3 Films We Need to Talk About! Timmie and Ryan are joined by interim cohost & friend of the show, Mike Bruno.  Tune in to hear their discussion on 3 contemporary Americana films: Donnie Darko, American Beauty, & Magnolia!

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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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#64: Organized Crime Vol. 1 (GUESTS: Mike and Cailyn Bruno)

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NJAM loves crime! Timmie and Ryan welcome back Mike and Cailyn Bruno to discuss Organized Crime, Italian Mob style.  Listen as we talk Public Enemy (1931), The Godfather I & II, Goodfellas!  We’re gonna give you a show you can’t refuse.

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#63: Freaks and Geeks

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Feeling Retro? Timmie and Ryan travel back in time to discuss a Feig and Apatow classic from 1999, Freaks and Geeks. Grab your green army jacket, and find out what we’ve learned about high school.

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#62: Harmontown

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How do we know when we are finished?  When it comes to Dan Harmon, we never are! Timmie and Ryan examine Neil Berkley’s Harmontown (2014) and try to answer the question: Is this film universal?  Tune in to find out, and emerge from the journey…having changed.

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#61: 3 Films We Need To Talk About: All That Jazz, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Whiplash

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Can we talk to you for second? Timmie and Ryan introduce a new NJAM series, 3 Films We Need To Talk About! Listen as they compare and contrast 3 favorite films — musical style — on this first edition.  It’s showtime Folks!

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#60: Wes Anderson

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Since 3 previous episodes weren’t enough, Timmie and Ryan join together to discuss a favorite director and auteur, Wes Anderson.  Join us for a celebration of artistry, humor, and whimsy, as we look at Anderson and his films from all sides.  Maybe we should have storyboarded it too!

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Rebroadcast: “NJAM Classics” #3: A Clockwork Orange

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NJAM Classics are back, introducing you to older episodes you may have missed.  Join Timmie and Ryan as they revisit Ep. #3, a discussion of Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange.

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#59: Women In Cinema: Writer-Director-Actor Triple Threats

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Riding high off of the Oscars, Timmie and Ryan discuss one of their favorite topics, Women in Cinema volume 2 style. Last time we talked about the characters. Today we’re talking creators, writers, directors, and producers. Are there enough women in these jobs? Don’t just take Joss Whedon’s word for it, listen to Ep. 59 to find out!

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#58: Oscar Race 2015 (GUEST: Gordon Burkell of The Cutting Room)

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You asked for it, and now it’s finally here: Timmie and Ryan are joined in the studio by Gordon Burkell of The Cutting Room.  What follows is an award worthy conversation about The Oscars, what should/shouldn’t be nominated, secrets of the post-production categories, cut-throat Oscar Parties, and our personal top picks of 2014.

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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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#56: “Implosion of the Hollywood System” Vol. 1

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You’re gonna be in Pictures, see! Join Timmie and Ryan as they delve into the beginnings of the studio system, Adolf Zukor, and Vertical Integration.  Don’t know what that is? You will by the end of this episode! #educational

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#55: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Lord of the Rings (GUEST: Marsh Chamberlain)

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Welcome back to Middle Earth! On this first episode of Season 3, Timmie, Ryan and special guest, Marsh Chamberlain, revisit The Lord of the Rings Trilogy from a filmmaker’s perspective.  Get ready for some scene study, and special feature extravaganza.

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