13: Toy Story

We’re identifying the beats in Pixar’s 1995 hit, Toy Story! This movie turned out to be a lot more challenging than we first thought. Be amazed as James goes full-on Buzz Lightyear fanboy. Video Clip: The Clues to a Great Story (Warning: Explicit Language).

12: Jurassic Park

We’re identifying the beats in 1993’s Jurassic Park. Is Hammond the real protagonist or is he a little flannelgraph god? Is the truck in the tree scene symbolic of how nature can’t be controlled? Tune in! We also announce the winners of our Save The Cat book giveaway contest.

11: Ghostbusters

James and Paul return, identifying the beats in 1984’s Ghostbusters. How can a movie that misses so many beats be such a success? Would it be if released today? Enjoy the discussion! Listen for your chance to win a copy of Blake Snyder’s book, Save the Cat!

10: Can’t Hardly Wait

We’re giving the Save The Cat treatment to 1998’s “Can’t Hardly Wait”. This one was a lot of fun… and a lot to learn. Bonus audio for Patreon Supporters here.

09: Guardians of the Galaxy

James, John, Paulie and Christian beat out Guardians of the Galaxy according to the 15 beats taught by Blake Snyder in his book Save the Cat and Save the Cat Strikes Back. Guardians of the Galaxy – A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of […]

08: The Princess Bride

James, John, Paulie and Christian are joined by Stephen Schleicher of MajorSpoilers.com as we beat out The Princess Bride. The Princess Bride – A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather). – IMDB Written by: William Goldman (Book & Screenplay) […]

07: V for Vendetta

Remember, remember the 7th of November. Okay so we missed it by a day (it was recorded on the 6th). This episode we’re arguing about themes, how many protagonists, and story lines there are. All in good fun. With amazing visuals and dialog that the Wachowskis are known for, we bring you our best attempt […]

06: World War Z

It’s October and we wanted to review a screenwriting train wreck… so with at least 4 screenwriting credits listed in IMDB we chose a film so bad it’s scary. United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening […]

05: ParaNorman

This week we’re identifying the 15 beats of ParaNorman according to Blake Snyder’s, Save The Cat. A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. – IMDB With James, John, Paulie, and Christian. What’s our next movie? Follow us on Twitter!

04: LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring

This week we’re identifying the 15 beats of Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring with Blake Snyder’s, Save The Cat. A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron. – IMDB With James, John, […]