Aside from the movies and tv shows I watch, I’m always looking for new things to check out. Be it a new podcast, a good review, or a solid read, I love a good recommendation.
If you can relate and are looking for some fresh finds, here are some of the best movie/tv related recs I can dish out:
Best Entertainment Podcasts 🎥📻🍿 The Big Picture - Hosted by The Ringer's Editor-in-Chief Sean Fennessey, this is a movie pod by a guy who knows and loves movies. Great industry guests, best-of discussions, and even a new Oscar segment make this is one of the best podcasts around.
I Was There Too – Host Matt Gourley interviews all walks of life from classic movies (key grips, supporting cast, best boys, you name it). Insightful behind-the-scenes stories give you a better sense of the movies you know and love.
How Did This Get Made – Paul Sheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas pick apart bad movies and cult classics from top to bottom. Laugh out loud funny, this has been a go-to for a while now.
Best Books 📔📕📗 The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies (Ben Fritz) – My favorite read of 2018, this is a deep dive into the current state of the film industry. From the streaming boom to the recent state of studios folding or merging, this easy read hooked me off the bat. A must read if you’re curious about the movie biz.
The Revolution was Televised (Alan Sepinwall) – The best TV shows covered by the best TV writer. Recently updated, this one covers the shows responsible for the “Golden Age of Television.” Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency (James Andrew Miller) – I love a good oral history, and no one does it better than James Andrew Miller. Another inside look into the movie biz, these stories have to be read to be believed. The Mailroom is another great read about talent agencies, but this takes the cake for the fun factor alone.
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