Back Lot 605

Back Lot 605

Schmucks loved talking about movies so much, they decided to make a podcast.

We bring you Back Lot 605.

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In our final episode in our November Ivan Reitman Series we take a look at a more recent film of the director’s filmography with 2014’s Draft Day! Draft Day stars Kevin Costner as a Cleveland Browns General Manager who juggles the day to day life of a man dealing with grief, news of his impending […]

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Nov 22

1 hr 9 min

In week number three of our Ivan Reitman series we take a look at an early collaboration between Reitman and the duo of Bill Murray and Harold Ramis with 1981’s Stripes! Last year we covered Murray and Reitman’s Meatballs in our Summer Camp series, with this being the next bridge in the career of the […]

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Nov 17

1 hr 13 min

This podcast we continue our look inside the filmography of director Ivan Reitman, and take a dive into his collaborations with the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger! As voted on by our listeners, this weeks film is the second collaboration between the two with 1990’s Kindergarten Cop. We are joined by local comedian and all […]

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Nov 10

1 hr 9 min

Post-Halloween still has us in the spooky season, but we have a new series to begin for November, what can we do to solve this dilemma? How about we kick off our Ivan Reitman series by watching one of the greatest horror comedies of all time with 1984’s Ghostbusters starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and […]

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Nov 3

1 hr 19 min

It’s Halloween week AND our final episode in our Dracula Movie Series! This week we shut the coffin on Dracula by discussing one of the most faithful adaptations to the Bram Stoker novel with Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. We are joined by local filmmaker Shelby Hagerdon to discuss the 1992 romantic thriller, and […]

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Oct 27

1 hr 12 min

Hey, who said Dracula was all about blood and guts, why not throw in a little love? On this week’s podcast we are joined by filmmaker and lifelong horror fan Ansel Faraj (Loon Lake, Will & Liz) to discuss the often forget Dracula adaptation from 1979 starring Frank Langella! Often known as the ”romantic” Dracula […]

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Oct 20

1 hr 5 min

From Bela Lugosi to Christopher Lee we continue Dracula month with the 1958 Hammer Horror classic Horror of Dracula! We are joined by South Dakota filmmaker Dominic Wieneke to discuss the Lee and Peter Cushing classic, and why it stands out amongst the Dracula mythos. Dom joins us just days before the debut of 13 […]

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Oct 13

1 hr 4 min

We’re kicking off Dracula month with the movie that popularized the famous vampire and influenced every iteration of the character going forward! Recorded live at the Back Lot 605 Film Festival as part of SiouxperCon, Casey, Brian and Sam discuss the lasting legacy of Bela Lugosi’s iconic turn as Count Dracula. Also discussed are the […]

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Oct 6

53 min 34 sec

In the final episode of our Superhero Non-Comic Book Series, we are joined by the duo behind A Comic Book Look and SiouxperCon staff members Jon Runyan and Tom Devine to discuss the 2012 found-footage superhero film, Chronicle! We also discuss the box office and the latest movie news for the LAST TIME ON THE […]

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Sep 29

1 hr 53 min

Damon Wayans, most known for In Living Color and The Last Boy Scout brings us the superhero nobody asked for. Wayans is joined by fellow ILC castmate David Alan Grier in the odd take on superheroes. This week we continue Non-Comic Book Superhero month as we are joined by contributing writer to Back Lot 605, […]

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Sep 22

1 hr 29 min

Sam Raimi, a man most known for the Evil Dead and Spider-Man trilogy released a zany combination of those two series with the cult classic Darkman film. This week we continue Non-Comic Book Superhero month as we are joined by some comic book experts from Wednesday Comics (Marvin, Alex and Garrett) to discuss the 1990 […]

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Sep 15

1 hr 51 min

As we continue our Non-Comic Book Superhero Month, you cannot speak about comic book films without bringing up one of the biggest names in the industry right now, James Gunn! This week we take a look at another cult-classic and highly underrated film, Super. We are joined by friend of the show, magician Travis Nye […]

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Sep 8

1 hr 45 min

The end of one series leads us right into the beginning of another. After concluding M. Night Shyamalan month last week, we sneak in one more of his films as we begin Non-Comic Book Superhero Month! This week we take a look at the cult classic and fan-favorite film, Unbreakable. We are joined by returning […]

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Sep 1

1 hr 44 min

I see dead podcasts. Welcome to Back Lot 605, the ”Premier South Dakota Movie Podcast” as we embark on our final episode in our M. Night Shyamalan Series! This week we bring it back to where it all began (or at least to the third film in Night’s filmography). This week we are joined by […]

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Aug 25

1 hr 33 min

The Visit. The movie that spark new life into the career of director M. Night Shyamalan. This week we are joined by South Dakota filmmaker Max Hofer to discuss the 2015 film alongside hosts Casey, Brian, and special guest co-host Sam Lenz! The Visit is a 2015 found footage thriller from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan […]

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Aug 18

1 hr 53 min

Signs, signs, everywhere signs. In week two of our M. Night Shyamalan series we see the signs to discuss his 2002 film Signs starring Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix! We are joined on this episode by ScreenDrafts host Clay Keller to discuss the legacy of the film, the weekly box office and movie news. After […]

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Aug 11

1 hr 56 min

With the release of the 14th film in the career of director M. Night Shyamalan Old releasing this summer, we take a look back at the career of the man once dubbed “The Next Spielberg”. We begin this series at the midway point of his career by discussing the 2006 fantasy drama, Lady in the […]

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Aug 4

1 hr 40 min

In the final episode of our Animation/Live Action Hybrid Series we look at the ”big one”, ”the granddaddy of them all”, the film all others like it are compared to…Who Framed Roger Rabbit! We are joined by Mike’s Movies, Music & Wings aka Mr. Cash Right Now on Instagram to discuss the 1988 Robert Zemeckis […]

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Jul 28

1 hr 35 min

It wouldn’t be a proper animation/live action movie series without a Disney movie right? This week we are joined by comic book artist and illustrator Dylan Jacobson to discuss Disney’s classic musical, 1977’s Pete’s Dragon! We take a look back at the family film, uncover fan theories, and discuss this week’s latest movie news and […]

Jul 21

1 hr 43 min

From family sports film, to horny cartoons, this is week two of our Animation/ Live Action Hybrid Series! We are joined this week by the dynamic duo unmatched by even Brad Pitt and Kim Basinger, that is Cory Nels Jacobsen and Local Lou! Longtime friends of the show now must suffer the wrath that is […]

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Jul 14

1 hr 28 min

Everybody get up, it’s time to slam now. We got a real jam goin down, welcome to the Space Jam. In honor of the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy we are looking at some of the most iconic live action/animated hybrid movies of all time. We start this series with the 1996 film […]

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Jul 7

1 hr 41 min

Welcome to week number five of our 2021 Pride Movie Series! This week we are joined by Kimberly Marie, a longtime friend of co-host Brian Mensing. Kimberly comes to us with an unusual yet very relevant film based in the transgender community with “The Matrix.” The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, the chosen one. […]

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Jun 30

1 hr 45 min

Welcome to week number four of our 2021 Pride Movie Series! This week we are joined by Jimmy Diaz of the Sioux Falls Pride organization, which will be celebrating Pride Month this week with events all over the Sioux Falls area. To help celebrate these festivities, Jimmy joins us to discuss the 2017 romantic drama, […]

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Jun 23

1 hr 23 min

Our 2021 Pride Series of movies doesn’t just include romantic comedies…but also 1980’s slashers! This week we are joined by Josh Korngut from Dread Central‘s Development Hell Podcast to discuss the infamous 1985 horror sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge. We discuss the social subtext of the film, how it has […]

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Jun 16

2 hr 4 min

Welcome to week number two of our Pride Movie Series, as we celebrate Pride movie each Wednesday in June! We are joined this week by Megan Snow from the Aberdeen Pride organization in Aberdeen, SD to discuss the 2018 teen, romantic comedy Love, Simon. We discuss this year’s festival programming, the importance of Love, Simon […]

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Jun 9

1 hr 21 min

Welcome all to the Back Lot 605 Podcast! The weekly film podcast discussing the latest movie news, box office results, and in depth film discussions. This week we are kicking of our Pride movie series discussing film’s with a LGBTQ+ theme, filmmaker, or fan following. We are joined by Chris Larson and Shekendra Morgan of […]

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Jun 2

1 hr 23 min

In our final episode in our James Stewart series, we are joined by Dave Holly of the Dave Holly Hour to discuss the Stewart lead film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance! Silver screen icon Stewart is joined on screen by the legendary John Wayne, and director John Ford behind the camera. We discuss this […]

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May 26

1 hr 40 min

Welcome to the Back Lot 605 Podcast! We are entering week number three of James Stewart month as we are joined by Tadd Good, the co-host of Attack of the Killer Podcast and the host of the First Time Podcast. Fitting that Tadd joins us this week because the movie of the week is a […]

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May 19

1 hr 25 min

Break out that long lensed camera and binoculars because in this episode you’ll be hanging out with a bunch of ‘Peeping Toms’. Welcome to week number two of our James Stewart series here on Back Lot 605. This week we look at the second collaboration between James Stewart and the famed ”Master of Suspense” Alfred […]

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May 12

1 hr 40 min

Who says we can’t celebrate Christmas in May! Hello everyone and welcome to the Back Lot 605 Podcast, the “premier South Dakota Movie Podcast”. We kick off a brand new series here in the month of May as we begin a dive into the career of acclaimed silver screen actor, James Stewart! We begin this […]

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May 5

1 hr 6 min

Just when we thought we were out, they pull us right back in! Welcome listeners to a special BONUS EPISODE of the Back Lot 605 Podcast! We extended Francis Ford Coppola month into one more day, and draw a close to The Godfather trilogy. We are joined by Tony Tubes Zerr (returning from The Godfather […]

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May 1

44 min 58 sec

We continue Francis Ford Coppola month this week with what many consider to be one of best, if not the greatest, sequels of all time. This week’s podcast deep dives into Coppola’s 1974 film, The Godfather Part II. We are joined by the host of the Cinematic Heartland podcast, and filmmaker Kevin Isaacson on this […]

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Apr 28

1 hr 32 min

Welcome back, or for the very first time, to the Back Lot 605 podcast! As we enter week three of our Francis Ford Coppola month, we take a look at Coppola’s war epic from 1979, Apocalypse Now! We are joined by one of our favorite people in the world, the one and only Cory Jacobsen […]

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Apr 21

1 hr 48 min

The Back Lot 605 greasers are back this week with a brand new episode in their Francis Ford Coppola series! Hosts Casey and Brian are joined by local theater manager Jack Kruger to discuss the 1983 film, The Outsiders. Backed by a star-studded cast, The Outsiders is considered by most fans of the 1967 S.E. […]

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Apr 14

1 hr 36 min

This is a podcast you can’t refuse. Welcome back, or for the first time, to the Back Lot 605 Podcast. This is the “Premier South Dakota Movie Podcast” featuring monthly series, movie news, and box office reports. This month we begin our Francis Ford Coppola series with the all-time classic, The Godfather. Perhaps the biggest […]

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Apr 7

1 hr 44 min

“Whoever wins, we lose.” It is now time for the culmination, the pinnacle of our March “VS Movies” series with 2004’s Alien vs Predator! Joining us is Back Lot 605 contributing writer Joe Fisher to tackle the monster-mash as the iconic Alien series crosses over with the just as iconic Predator series. Also in this […]

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Mar 31

1 hr 35 min

Back Lot 605 continues our Vs Movies Series with our most epic battle to date with child custody on the line! This week we are joined by Andy Heller of Fat Dude Digs Flicks to discuss the 1979 drama, Kramer vs Kramer! The winner of multiple Academy Awards, Kramer vs Kramer stars Dustin Hoffman and […]

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Mar 24

1 hr 38 min

An epic podcast of epic epicness. Welcome all to the Back Lot 605 Podcast, the “premiere South Dakota movie podcast”! We continue our celebration of “vs movies” this week. The modern cult classic, and one of our Top 20 Movies of the Decade, Scott Pilgrim vs The World! Joining us are fellow South Dakota podcasters, […]

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Mar 17

1 hr 43 min

He’s the pervert of publication and fighting for your right to free speech. This week we will be discussing the critically acclaimed 1996 drama, The People vs Larry Flynt. We are joined by Local Lou from This Movie’s History and The Local Lou Podcast to discuss the film, this week’s box office results, and movie […]

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Mar 10

1 hr 25 min

It is now time for your main event of the evening! The two titans of terror, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees face off in head to head battle in this week’s podcast, Freddy vs Jason! This month we celebrate the release of Godzilla vs Kong by discussing the best “Vs” movies of all time! We […]

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Mar 3

1 hr 41 min

This week on the Back Lot 605 Podcast we draw an end tour Spike Lee series by covering the latest film in the director’s filmography, Da 5 Bloods. We are joined by guest Joe Labbe II on this episode as we discuss the career of Lee, his evolution as a director, and why he is […]

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Feb 24

1 hr 32 min

Revolutionary filmmaker. Groundbreaking storyteller. Academy Award winner. All of these can be used to describe Spike Lee. As we continue our Spike Lee series we discuss the film that garnered Lee his first Oscar, with 2018’s BlacKkKlansman. Joining us is South Dakota filmmaker and videographer, Bobby Peacock of the Hazard Film Project to discuss the […]

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Feb 17

1 hr 38 min

Idolized by some, vilified by others. There was only one Malcolm X. On this week’s podcast, we continue our Spike Lee series by jumping into his epic biopic, Malcolm X. Joining us is Sioux Falls native, and local stand up comic, Eric Edwards to discuss the film, the powerhouse direction, and why the film should […]

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Feb 10

1 hr 31 min

Do the right thing. Four words that speak volumes. During the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month, and for us, that means sharing the work of one of the greatest directors of our generation, Spike Lee. We begin Spike Lee month by discussing his culturally significant cinematic masterpiece, Do The Right Thing. Joining […]

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Feb 3

2 hr 18 min

We have discovered The Meaning of Life! Sort of. Actually not really. But what we have discovered is we like talking about movies, and a movie we like to talk about is Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life! On the final episode in our Python series, we are joined by local stand-up comic and the […]

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Jan 27

1 hr 57 min

What is so funny about the name Biggus Dickus…well everything is funny about the name Biggus Dickus. Welcome, all to the Back Lot 605 Podcast as we continue Monty Python month! This week, we are joined this week by fellow 605 natives Jon and Tom from A Comic Book Look, to discuss Monty Python’s Life […]

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Jan 20

2 hr 9 min

And for something completely different…our podcast on Monty Python’s And Now For Something Completely Different. Yes, as we continue Python month on Back Lot 605 we are joined by the No Franchise Fatigue Podcast host Matt Reifschneider to discuss the Python’s debut film! Reifschneider, a huge fan of comedic bad boys of Britain, joins this […]

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Jan 13

1 hr 32 min

We’re the podcast of the Round Table. We dance when ere we’re able .We do routines and chorus scenes. With footwork impeccable. Welcome listeners to our sacred quest as we begin our perilous journey that is Monty Python month. Each week we will be discussing a different Python theatrical film, and this week we start […]

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Jan 6

1 hr 30 min

Welcome returning listeners and first time guests to the Back Lot 605 Podcast! This week we celebrate our final Episode of 2020 and the final Episode in our David Fincher film series! We are joined by fellow Sioux Falls, SD native and the host of The John and Heidi Show on Sunny Radio 93.3, John […]

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Dec 2020

1 hr 21 min

Did you know we originally thought of calling this podcast The Back Lot 605 Podcast? We dropped the “The”, it sounds cleaner. Does that have to do with this week’s podcast? Why it sure does! This week we are continuing David Fincher month as we discuss The Social Network. (That line from earlier is a […]

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Dec 2020

1 hr 53 min