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Iambic goes to the movies

You may have noticed that my podcast, Iambic poetry podcast, has been doing movies reviews for the past few weeks.  Well, the reason is simple. Movies are another ways that media uses poetry. Beyond music and visual art, movies have showcased poets and poems to the world.  Some movies have reach the mass media and have become cult classics. So, I started a new podcast series called Reel Poetry.

Reel Poetry is a movie review that discusses films with poetry or poets being showcase and rates them for the general public. The idea is to make the public aware of independent or commercial Poetry Films. Even films that were made from the blueprints of a poem. 

I am joined by returning podcast guests,  Marvin Xia and Auntie Vice as my new co-host for this series. We will also bring in feature guests to get their commentary on specific films. We, also, have a movie rating system called Snap Judgement. I consist of 3 snaps, 2 snaps, and 1 snap to rate a movie. I also allow 1/2 snap increments.

We have an ever increasing list movie titles.  Here are a few that we have reviewed: Paterson,  Nightmare before Christmas, Poetic Justice, the Kindergarten teacher,  and We are Animals. Check it out. on Iambic Poetry Podcast

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Love Jones Feat. J. Rowe

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Reel Poets review another movie with guest poet/reviewer J. Rowe.  We review 1997 film Love Jones with Larenz Tate and Nia Long.  We talk about the Poet writers: Reggie Gibson and Sonia Sanchez.  We discuss the different scene that made this not your ordinary romance comedy.  Which foretold our snap Judgement.

 

Snap Judgement:

9.25 snaps out of 12 (Thank to Auntie Vice new snap sign)

 

Social Media: Instagram

Marvin – Starvinmarvin09 

Auntie Vice – Auntie Vice

J. Rowe – Rowe.writes

CharRon – Iambiczine

 

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Sarah Oktay – Scientists are Poets

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CharRon chats with Oceanographer Sarah Oktay about her new book, Sifting Light from the Darkness.  We also discuss some of her previous endeavors like 9-11 substance research, beach erosion and her work with Actor Mark Ruffalo.  But we found out something she just discovered about herself.

 

Social Media

Her Book

Sarah Oktay – Sarahoktay (IG)

CharRon Smith – Iambiczine (social media)

 

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Things never Said Feat. J.Rowe

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Reel Poets with the sensational Sac poet, J. Rowe review the 2013 film: Things Never Said. Starring Omari Hardwick (Power, Nobody’s Fool) Tamala Jones and Shanola Hampton (Shameless). The Slam poems became the markers to the Shanola’s character growth as deals with domestic violence, betrayal, love and willpower. Plus, Toxic Masculinity became the subject with several scene. #pettydick

Snap Judgment

7 out of 12 snaps

Instagram

Marvin: Starvinmarvin09

Auntie Vice: Auntie Vice

Charron Smith: Iambiczine

J.Rowe: Rowe.writes

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Bright Star Feat. Danielle Metzinger

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The Reel Poets review 2009 British film, Bright Star, with Guest Poet: Danielle Metzinger. Bright Star tell the story of short love affair of Poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. We discuss the Landscape, enchanted scenes and the cast.  We discuss the life of Fanny and John separately & together.  Plus, We rant and compare TV shows like The Greats and Bridgerton to the movie.

 

Snap Judgement  

5.5 out of 12 Snaps

 

Social Media

Danielle – Divametz (IG)

Marvin – Starvinmarvin09 (IG)

Auntie Vice – Auntie Vice (Social Media)

CharRon – Iambiczine (social Media) 

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The Philharmonik – Human Orchestra

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CharRon finally get the pleasure to speak to the sensational recording Artist: The Philharmonik. They discuss his upbringing and his music. Plus, CharRon get deep in some of Phil’s inspiration that are felt in his music and production.  

Social Media

 

The Philharmonik (Social Media) www.thephilharmonik.com

CharRon – Iambiczine (social Media)

Excerpt

The Philharmonik – Underdog, Mama’s House, & Energy

Alina Berez & Garmatias – Maybe

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Love Beats Rhymes Feat Tarandeep

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Reel Poetry with Tarandeep review 2017 film Love Beats Rhymes (starring Jill Scott, Azealia Banks, Common, and John David Washington).  The main question, Is rap poetry?, is a good talking point but the movie doesn’t dive into it as much and deals a lot of clichés with the cast. 

 

Snap Judgement: 

6.5 out 12

 

Social Media:

CharRon: Iambiczine (social media)

Marvin: Starvinmarvin09 (IG)

Auntie Vice: Auntie Vice (social Media)

Tarandeep: Tokyotara (IG)

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Speak to me in Poetry

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Iambic Poetry podcast present REEL POETRY

The Reel Poets review the 2011 independent file, Speak to me in poetry, a movie about a shy guy who make a wish to talk like a poet.  This movie got the chatter going and the Reel poets angry at CharRon watching this. From the acting, screenwriting, lighting, and ethnical appropriation; the director should listen to what not to do again. But we do find one spark of Light about mental health.

 

Snap Judgement:   

1.5 out of 9 snaps

 

Social Media 

Marvin: Starvinmarvin09 (IG)

Auntie Vice: Auntie Vice (social media)

CharRon: https:\\linktr.ee\Iambiczine

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Slam Movie

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Slam 

The Reel Poets welcome AndYes to the panel as they discuss the 1998 Film, Slam, that features Poetry Slam champion Saul Williams and Sonja Sohn. We discuss some poems and several scenes.  Plus, we got our first 0.5 snap judgment on the show. 

 

Social Media

AndYes: Social Media -AndYes

Auntie Vice: Social Media – Auntie Vice

CharRon: Social Media – Iambiczine

Marvin: IG – Starvinmarvin09

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Howl (Ginsberg)

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Happy new year, everyone. This is our 56th episode and the 1st anniversary of Iambic Poetry podcast.  Today, Reel Poetry reviews the 2010 film, HOWL, a biopic movie about Allen Ginsberg and the 1957 Trial. 

 

Social Media

Marvin Xia: IG – @Starvinmarvin09

Auntie Vice: Social Media – Auntie Vice

CharRon: www.linktr.ee/iambiczine