Episode 17: Blade Runner 2049 and Retro Review – Ghost in the Shell (1995)

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Episode 17 will cover the long-awaited sequel Blade Runner 2049, then will jump back to the original Ghost in the Shell (1995) to see how the original sci-fi classic inspired so many films after it. Later we’ll discuss new trailers including Pacific Rim: Uprising and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as some listener questions, and much more!

Blade Runner 2049

The sequel to Ridley Scott’s fabled classic follows a young blade runner on his journey across the dystopian wasteland as he tracks down a fellow blade runner, who has been missing for decades. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, and Jared Leto.

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Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Based off the acclaimed manga, Ghost in the Shell follows a cyborg cop who attempts to track down a notorious hacker. The anime was very clearly inspired by the original Blade Runner, but has also influenced many other films itself.

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Episode 16: American Made and Retro Review – The Counselor (2013)

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Episode 16 of The Film Buds Podcast will tackle Tom Cruise’s American Made then face off with the Mexican drug cartel in Ridley Scott’s The Counselor (2013). Later we’ll discuss  some news pieces, listener questions, and much more! Let’s talk movies!

American Made

Tom Cruise stars in this wild true story about pilot Barry Seal, who teamed up with the CIA, Pablo Escobar, amongst others, during the Cold War to run drugs, guns and money across country boarders. It is directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), and also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, and Jesse Plemmons.

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The Counselor (2013)

Helmed by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator) and scripted by legendary novelist Cormac McCarthy (The Road, No Country for Old Men), The Counselor tells the violent story of a lawyer in love who gets into dealings with the Mexican drug cartel and other merciless criminal figures to build a good life for himself and his wife — but soon must find a safe way out. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem.

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