Kevin Pauley and Brian Hatcher are both friends of PopCult, both are currently in The No Pants Players, both have appeared on Radio Free Charleston (Kevin way back on our first episode), and both are extremely well-versed film aficionados. It’s always fun talking movies with either of them, and now they are pooling their extensive knowledge of film into a terrific new webshow.
The Reel Deal features Kevin and Brian expousing about movies, and the show, which debuted earlier this week, is a movie lover’s dream. In the first episode the boys discuss Steven Spielberg’s classic, “Jaws” for twenty four minutes. Anyone who knows Kevin already knows that this is his favorite movie of all time. It is a pivotal film in the history of cinema and Kevin and Brian elucidate on its finer points and discuss the risks that the movie took and the many innovations surrounding this classic motion picture.
The Reel Deal is sort of like a Film Appreciation class, except you can stay awake during it. In future installments Kev and Brian will tackle other classic movies as well as current releases and other film-related topics. They’ve already released a “Reel Deal Short Take” about the trailer for “Guardians of The Galaxy.”
I wouldn’t mind seeing an episode that would include a re-enactment of Kevin and Brian at Slyce Pizza at 2 AM reacting to a midnight screening of “Green Lantern,” but I fear it may be too traumatic for them.
You can follow The Reel Deal at their Facebook Page and subscribe to their YouTube channel so you don’t miss an episode. You can also join in on the conversation, either on YouTube or on Facebook, so you can agree wholeheartedly or pick a fight if you are so inclined.
As a bonus for PopCult readers, we’re bringing you the first episode and the first Short Take below.
Keep checking PopCult for more updates on The Reel Deal and also all our regular features like the RFC Flashback, Radio Free Charleston, The RFC MINI SHOW, The PopCult Toybox, The PopCult Bookshelf and Monday Morning Art.