The Patriot Spotlight

Welcome to Episode 87 of the Back Lot 605 Podcast! We first want to introduce our July mini-series, in which we will cover films with a highly patriotic theme. We kick off the series with the 2000 action film, The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson. On this episode we are joined by fellow South Dakota podcaster, Dave Holly, the host of The Dave Holly Hour! This is our spotlight on the Roland Emmerich directed film, The Patriot.

Each Thursday Dave hosts a variety of guests related to the arts and entertainment of the great Sioux Empire! You can check out The Dave Holly Hour at


The News

In a rather light week for movie news, the first piece of film news we discuss is the casting of Jason Momoa as a new type of Aquaman. Warner Bros. has tapped the former Game of Thrones star to take on the role of the lovable Frosty the Snowman. The film is said to be live action, with no other casting news as of now.

Nickelodeon is in the works on a new CG animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The studio is teaming with Point Grey Pictures Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on the project. Jeff Rowe of Gravity Falls fame will direct the picture. No word yet on casting for the film.

Lastly, we discuss this week’s new titles featured in the Back Lot 605 Coming Soon article available at The featured titles for this week include The Old Guard (Netflix), Greyhound (Apple), Palm Springs (Hulu), and The Beach House (Shudder).

The Shameless Plugs

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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