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The MovieFilm Podcast: Star Wars, Transcendence, and John Turturro on Fading Gigolo

04/23/2014 09:44 am ET | Updated Jun 23, 2014

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." Well, more precisely, it was 15 years ago next month that Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was released into theaters. While feelings on that film range from "meh" to flames on the side of one's face, the MovieFilm guys have decided to forego that well-worn conversation and instead look back at the worldwide phenomenon that led up to and followed the first Star Wars film to be released after the instantly iconic original trilogy.

But that's not all! With Sean out this week, Brian Hall and I are joined by fellow podcaster Parvez Ahmed as they look at the Johnny Depp flop Transcendence, consider Richard Donner's insistence that a Spielberg-inspired sequel for The Goonies is in the works, examine Star Wars scribe Simon Kinberg's comments on considering the Expanded Universe for the upcoming films, and discuss the trailers for X-Men: Days of Future Past and Gone Girl. Plus, listen to my exclusive interview with writer/director/star John Turturro about his new film Fading Gigolo!

Give it a listen via the embed below, or download or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. Like always, make sure you write us a review to let us know how we're doing, and enjoy!