Houselights: A Film Director Podcast

Houselights: A Film Director Podcast

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House of Miller - 117 - Mad Max: Fury Road
January 26, 2023

Decades after Thunderdome, Tom Hardy slipped into the role of Max Rockatansky, with Charlize Theron joining him as the original character Furiosa. A box office success and critical darling, we ask in

House of Miller - 116 - Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
January 20, 2023

Once again starring Mel Gibson and this time featuring Tina Turner - as well as a chart-topping, Golden Globe-and Grammy-nominated hit song - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome stood as the final chapter in M

House of Miller - 115 - Mad Max 2
January 13, 2023

George Miller returned to the apocalyptic landscape with The Road Warrior/Mad Max 2. Propelling Max Rockatansky further into a collapsed world fighting for resources and desperate for hope, did this 1

House of Miller - 114 - Mad Max
January 05, 2023

George Miller exploded onto the scene with 1979s Mad Max, which held a world record for box office success for 20 years. Starring the unknown Mel Gibson, what made this apocalyptic tale such a darlin

House of Stallone - 113 - Rocky Balboa
December 29, 2022

Nearly 20 years after the disappointment of Rocky V, Stallone brought Rocky back for an unexpected sequel about an aging idol trapped by past fame and coming to terms with mortality. But does Rocky Ba

House of Stallone - 112 - Rocky IV
December 22, 2022

Sly Stallone never intended Rocky to go beyond a trilogy but directed him back into the ring for a fight that meant more than a title, but a statement on Cold War tensions, the struggle to see the hum

House of Stallone - 111 - Rocky III
December 16, 2022

After proving himself with Rocky II, Sylvester Stallone got back in the ring, and the directors chair, for Rocky III. Launching Mr. T into the stratosphere and making Eye of the Tiger a catchphrase

House of Stallone - 110 - Rocky II
December 08, 2022

After the hit film and creation of an icon in 1976, Stallone took over the reins as director in 1979 with Rocky II. One major criticism has been that the sequel feels like a redressing of the original

House of Wright - 109 - The World's End
December 01, 2022

After taking a break to deliver Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright re-teamed with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in 2013 to try to get audiences to The Worlds End. A 6-year gap and successful caree

House of Wright - 107 - Hot Fuzz
November 24, 2022

After the success of Shaun of the Dead, Edgar Wright continued working with collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to deliver 2007s Hot Fuzz. This genre-bending send-up of buddy cop movies found suc