Leading off the new year, Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. engage in the discussion regarding the demise of Relativity Media. The guys also talk about the ripple effect of the Sony hack a handful of years later and how it has impacted the way the film business conducts their business. They also cover how the media covers the incursion of China into the business and more talk about Trump and his ripple effect in the media and film industry.
Peter and Mike cap off 2016 talking about columns they wished they hadn't written, as well as offer opinions on the latest business of film and television.
This week, Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. discuss the puzzling nature of Tom Hanks and his lack of nominations for his role in Sully by the Golden Globes. The duo also discuss who deserves awards for lead actor and talk about some of the great on screen parings as inspired by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. They also discuss the release of Rouge One, corporate players and the idea of who gets final cut.
This week, Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. discuss and share stories about Francis Ford Coppola and the creation of The Godfather films, coming on the heels of the recently released book by Coppola titled, "The Godfather Notebook"
This week, Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. take on some heavy topics such as Senator Chuck Schumer investigating China's big buys in Hollywood. The duo also discuss Martin Scorsese's new film Silence and his recent visit to the Vatican. They also talk about the Oscar host that has yet to be named and how the Voyeur's Motel deals fell apart for Sam Mendes and Jason Blum.
In this week's episode, Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. talk about the interesting developments on the many fact based films in contention for the awards this season.
This week, Peter Bart and Mike Fleming talk about the plethora of great films out this awards season, Fleming's personal favorite, The GodFather and all the latest happenings surrounding the highly competitive awards season of 2016 and heading into 2017.
This week Peter Bart and Mike Fleming debate the state of Hollywood post-election and discuss who is going to carry the torch of influence inside the business when greats like Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, and Robert Redford move on. The duo also discuss Ang Lee's new film, whether Oscar voters deserve to be fed at screenings and other events.
This week Peter Bart and Mike Fleming banter back and forth about their experiences with former studio heads and whether some of them are too abrasive or not. The duo also discuss the slow demise of print publications such as The New York Times, and discuss the viability of the Superhero genre.