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INT. TABLE READS PODCAST – NIGHT

 

Sitting in a sparse room with microphones before them, SHAWN McBEE, KELLY LEVIAY and JOSHUA BAKER read screenplays that never made it to the big screen. These screenplays are not read in advance, so the team has no idea what they’re going to be getting. But let’s face it: If someone got paid to write a screenplay and then no one bothered to make it into a movie, there’s probably a reason…

 

While there is an occasional gem, yes, most of these scripts turn out to be BAD. Good or bad, these brave scriptonauts read AND COMMENT on the scripts, so that the world may know of the terror from which they have–until now–been spared.

 

So dig in and enjoy(?) some of Hollywood’s lost treasures(?)!

 

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INT. LATEST EPISODE – CONTINUOUS

  • "Gladiator 2," you may ask? -- Yes, you read that right.
    "Didn't the titular Gladiator die," you may ask? -- Oh, yes.
    "Who wrote this," you may ask? -- Nick Cave.
    "The musician," you would be remiss not to ask? -- The very same.
    "I loved 'Red Right Hand!' but does that qualify him to write the sequel to a Best Picture-winning film," you may ask? -- No, it clearly fucking does NOT.

  • It's the conclusion of John August's Preacher script! We got through this in a brisk four episodes because, honestly, it was fucking GREAT! A really solid script deserving of the source material that should have made it to the big screen (though, perhaps not with DJ Caruso at the helm... that could still have ruined it).

    It's not often that we get a chance to read something good on this show, so consider this a special treat and give it a listen. Also, don't forget to like and subscribe!

  • It's the third installment of John August's 2010 Preacher script, and we've got an Irish Vampire road tripping with a deformed youth, astral projection at a serial killer convention...

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  • John August's Preacher script moves into full swing as the titular preacher, Jesse Custer, takes possession of the entity known as...

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  • While Kelly is sadly indisposed, Shawn and Joshua are joined by Jeff Lewis to read a genuinely good...

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  • The FINALE of Shazam!! It’s been quite the journey to get here, but it’s worth it for what must be the single most bizarre ending scenes of any superhero script ever...

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  • Captain Marvel has his first super-powered smackdown...

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  • Sivana makes Magnificus a super-powered adversary to Captain Marvel!This movie says that ‘You’ll Believe a Girl Can Fall!’ — for, like 18 pages! (click through to read more...)

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  • Hi guys! We're making some upgrades to the site, so you may see some weird things going on with the Blog entries while we figure it out. The rest of the site is done, however, so go on over to the scripts page to download the scripts we've read on the show, or see the about us page for more info about...well, us.

  • The resurrection of evil incarnate! The power of the gods used to hustle at chess and play the MOST TEDIOUS game of baseball in film history! And if you think that Billy’ isn’t going to a “mature” movie on his first day with an adult body, YOU ARE MISTAKEN.

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  • It's part 2 of Shazam, so you know what that means! Captain Marvel [not the Brie Larson character -ed.] makes his big debut, allowing William Goldman to explore the sexual desires of a 15 year old girl for a man described as being 25! Ew! Aside from the super inappropriate sexual tension...

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  • This is the first episode of the ALL NEW TABLE READS!With this episode, we welcome back Kelly Leviay as a full-time co-host and introduce Joshua Baker as a second full-time co-host in addition to show creator Shawn McBee, making Table Reads a 3 person podcast! For the first foray...

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  • It's the Looney conclusion of Termite Terrace! You'll find out what this has all been building to! Spoiler: think of the most groundbreaking and/or popular and/or revered cartoon character to come out of the Warner Bros animation department...

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  • Pete deals with the fallout from taking a movie starlet to bone-town, which involves the conspicuously-introduced Dot to cool to him...

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  • Our young hero Pete gets an opportunity to sneak a peek at a big-time actress for a cartoon, and ends up meeting a dame in the process. Yeah, that’s right, a dame...

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  • Table Reads co-founder and YouTube's own Looney Tunes Critic is back on Table Reads for the most appropriate script ever: Termite Terrace, the failed Joe Dante project that would have told the interesting tale of the birth of the Looney Tunes...

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  • We're still working on re-building our blog on the site to have all our back catalog in one place, so in the meantime, if you'd like to find an older episode, please feel free to visit our page on speaker, where you can find the entire back catalog for streaming or downloading.

    You can find that link here: Table Reads on Spreaker!

    Or, of course, you can use the links at the top of the page to get to our pages on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher! In fact, you can find us pretty much anywhere you get your podcasts!