BMMI Episode 062: Confessionalevator

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Stuck in an elevator on the Fourth of July with Keanu Reeves again, Andrew must come up with a pitch to keep him entertained. This one stars Keanu Reeves who is… stuck in a glass elevator. He’s trapped with Anthony Hopkins, who wants him to confess to the murder of his best friend. No one leaves this glass elevator until someone confesses or… Dies!

This is a cerebral film along the lines of Fracture or The Firm or Stay. Can Keanu Reeves worm his way out of this one? Or will he become just another ghost in a jar?

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BMMI Episode 061: Live-In Butler

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Streaks on the china. Never mattered before. Who cares… 
Live-In Butler is a single location escape thriller set entirely in a middle income family’s kitchen…and the crawl space below. What starts as the seemingly routine day of a butler–making the children an after-school snack, polishing the silverware, preparing dinner–takes a mysterious turn when the butler is willingly locked into a cellar under the kitchen when the parents arrive home, but not before secreting away tiny oddities to set a long-planned night into motion. Did I mention that the film starts with a mood-setting short of two skeletons frolicking in a bog until one of them falls in and gets trapped in a flesh prison, which they try to peel off, screaming in pain?

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VAN STEE – Slo Mo Jazz Hands Official Video

Slo Mo Jazz Hands is the second single from VAN STEE’s sophomore album  “Heartbreaker Nervewrecker Meansucker”

We’re honored to have the opportunity to make a video for the wonderful band, VAN STEE whose new album debuted a week ago today. Check it out! Frontman Charlie Van Stee has appeared on Big Money Movie Ideas in the past pitching us Bill & Ted 3 as well as making a guest appearance in our Christmas Special.

If you like vampires, mummies, trespassers, or Charlie, you’re gonna love this video!

BMMI Episode 060: Guts

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An amnesiac scientist wakes up deep within the bowels of a dying endangered animal. She must survive the treacherous tummy and her even more traitorous companion as she struggles to escape. Her life depends on finding out how she got there and why she’s so dang little. Journey with us won’t you, into GUTS!

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BMMI Episode 059: Abomination Park

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This evocative poster should remind you of Jurassic Park and instill an existential dread of the unknown. Does that shadow look like Goofy? That’s not the question you should be asking. You should ask, “Could I outrun a Goofy if it turned…insatiable for hugs.” Abomination Park is a whole new genetic fantasyland where the commercial, the cute, and the cartoonish become flesh. But it turns out, genetically engineered chimeras resent the gift of life, and can easily turn against their creators. It’s the premise of Jurassic Park taken to it’s grim, logical conclusion.

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BMMI Episode 058: Gremlins 3: Cult of Gizmo

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This week we met up with a hypothetical Joe Dante and created Gremlins 3. And don’t worry, we thought of all the ways to take advantage of their many powers. We discussed the possibility of using their infinite and instant respawning as a means to make infinite burgers for infinite profits and the moral conundrum of doing so. We theorized that the gremlins would worship Gizmo as a sort of Allfather as it is he who brought them all to this world. Another topic that entered the film is the gremlins near magical ability to absorb DNA of other things and become like those things. Ultimately we came up with a beautiful mesh of all of the above and I think the man in the Burger King who is probably Joe Dante is very impressed.

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BMMI Episode 057: Funkel’s Friends

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This movie has a deceptively terrible CGI goblin as the lead. But don’t let that fool you, beneath the rugged, T-posing exterior, lies a heartwarming journey of finding what matters in life and finding good friends. Funkel the goblin has only known an unfair life of cruelty from people that find him so ugly they throw trash at him. They can’t help it. The one time he retaliates with chomping some fingers, a wizard decides to punish him with a slowly progressing curse of petrification. But this wizard just gave Funkel a life purpose: make him regret placing that curse. What Funkel doesn’t know is, it takes friends of all kinds to help you cross a forest and fight a wizard when you’re stuck in a T-pose. See, it’s a story thing, not skimping on animation or anything like that.

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BMMI Episode 055: My Date with My Manager’s Spectre

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My Date with My Manager’s Spectre is the result of confusing the Disney films My Date with the President’s Daughter and Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire. We threw in a general “My Authority Figure is A Specific Monster” and did a spin on all three. Who’s that beautiful, definitely corporeal person that shows up to work everyday with the manager, hangs around, then leaves with the manager? No, it’s not the manager’s girlfriend, it’s his revenant. You know, a revenge ghost that’s haunting him, making sure all of his days are bad or at least mildly inconvenient. And this revenge ghost thinks you’re pretty cute. If you ever wanted to mix danger, ghosts, Burger King, and the kid friendly rom-coms of early 2000s Disney, this movie’s the perfect match.

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Dream Warriors

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Between towns, the adventure party was plagued by lucid nightmares. Were they shared hallucinations? Confused visions of the past and future? Or was it really just a dream? This post discusses the mechanics and story impact behind Episode 24 of Podquest: No Strangers to Adventure. Like, it goes in deep. Learn how this played out behind the screen and at the table, as well  as how to run a session like this with your own party. Reading further may spoil events up to this point in our story!  Continue reading