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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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For Colored Girls Ft. Bri Blue

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ptzp8-ff3d9c

The Reel Poets and our guest reviewer, Bri Blue, review a 2010 Dramatic Film, For Colored Girls. This movie was directed by Tyler Perry.  It is an adaption of a famous stage play and book called For Colored Girls who have considered suicide / when the Rainbow is enuff. This play introduce the poetry style of Choreopoems. This movie was heavy.  

 

Snap Judgement

8.5 out of 12 snaps

Instagram

Marvin: Starvinmarvin09

Auntie Vice: Auntie Vice

Bri Blue: Bribluelife

CharRon: Iambiczine

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Alexandra Huynh: From City to National Laureate

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-w42r5-fe8fff

CharRon sat down with West Region Ambassador and 2020 Sacramento Youth Poet Laureate, Alexandra Huynh.  We discussed her Poetic journey to Sacramento Area Youth Speaks, Sacramento Youth poet Laureate and finalist to National Youth Poet Laureate. A title once held by Amanda Gorman in 2017. The winner will be revealed on May 2021. She even reads her poem, Inheritance

 

Instagram

Alexandra: Alexandra0huynh

CharRon: Iambiczine

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Window Horses

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kwwd8-fdc6f9

Hello, Reel poets. Today, we will review 2016 Independent animation film, Window Horses. That is executive produced and main character voice by Sandra Oh.  We discuss how poetry is taught different in cultures and some western ignorance about the middle east and China.  

Snap Judgement

9 out of 9 Snaps

Instagram

Marvin – Starvinmarvin09

Auntie Vice – Auntie Vice

CharRon – Iambiczine

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Love Jones Feat. J. Rowe

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-f4j8c-fb9499

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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ntzjz-faf802

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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ym5ia-fa41ad

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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wenac-f97da4

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)