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Leonard Maltin and Baron Vaughn interview on Pop My Culture podcast

PMC 170: Leonard Maltin & Baron Vaughn

Leonard Matlin & Baron Vaughn (Maltin on Movies podcast) join Cole and Vanessa to chat about the Oscars 2015, Neil Patrick Harris, cartoon first appearances, Casablanca, Little Rascals showdown, biopics, miscastings, David Oyelowo, favorite films, The Lego Movie, Boyhood, the Lost Horizon “reimagining” and Cole’s Oscar-themed snacks.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first movie review you ever wrote for any medium, school report, etc.) on our website for a chance to win a Leonard Matlin’s 2015 Movie Guide signed by Leonard!

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Leonard Maltin and Baron Vaughn with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

Leonard Maltin signed copy of his 2015 Movie Guide


  • Comment by Taylor Anne — February 20, 2015 @ 10:58 am

    Like Leonard I remember writing about movies but I can not remember if I wrote a review before college, which my first was about Black Swan. I wasn’t yet writing reviews for anyone but that movie hit me like a ton of bricks and the words poured out of me like I had never experienced. It actually came out on my 21st birthday and I felt like Darren Aronofsky was saying, “Hey Taylor, here is a movie I made specifically for you!” I love that movie and even though that was my first I am actually proud of that little review.

  • Comment by Lynn Ashley — February 20, 2015 @ 11:42 am

    I’ve never formally wrote a movie review before but in college I had to write a paper on a movie of my choice. I chose Sweeney Todd and had to defend which movie genre it fit into. Of course I put that movie into a musical and horror genre! I love that musical so it was a treat getting to view it for it’s cinematography, setting, plot lines and dialog which I had to include in my defense. It was so much fun! I may actually still have that paper somewhere 🙂

  • Comment by Shannon — February 20, 2015 @ 8:58 pm

    Cole, your shout out to your brother and his dog at the beginning really touched me. The world could really use more people like you all in it. I adopted a senior dog last year and she has really changed my life.

    I’ve never written a review before but I’ve always loved reading reviews covering movies and television, and love talking it over with friends afterwards.

  • Comment by Alwin — February 24, 2015 @ 4:00 am

    Haha, I still have a Badge-A-Minit kit and a few parts sets left.

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