January 25th, 2015
Ever since the inception (cue the noise in your own head) of our "Epic-sodes," this has been on the table for obvious reasons. Sweeping, grandiose & literally biblical in its scope and span, Ben-Hur was one of the first mega-million-epics.
Holding Hollywood's first ever eight-figure budget, tens of thousands of extras and a climactic chariot scene that puts even modern CG movies to shame, Ben-Hur has established itself as an all-out fundamental pillar in the foundation of 20th century epic films.
You can see why it'd be pretty silly if we skipped this one.
We chose this over The Ten Commandments, so you'll have to sate yourself on only one dose of das Heston. We'll do it again - we're MANIACS!!
January 18th, 2015
Disabilities be damned this week as we deliver an episode complete with comedy, romance & swashbuckling bravado. We try to be the Three Wise Sluts (though there are only 2 of us - & we're not apes exactly). We wanted to cover a wide range with our salute, and what with the heavy subject matter, we hope you approve of our selections. As all were products of the later 80's, "political correctness" was an underdog; filmmakers/comedians were able to skirt the lines of bad/good taste with, shall we say, broader strokes.
Let's just hope that we do these justice. Please do offer suggestions if you feel these did not hit the topic just right. Also, here is a link to the prison play sketch we referred to for Richard Pryor
January 4th, 2015
It's a new year and we all know what that means: It's time for another Cinema Slut Gag Reel/Blooper Reel!
It was a fun 2014 (as you will hear this week). We bring you our 3rd collection of outtakes, gags, B-sides & various other flubs we had along the journey that was this year.
Now don't go thinking that just because we make (quite) a few mistakes, that means we are NOT the Aquilonian gods of podcast renown & sluttish wonder. Far from it. We are destined to wear these jeweled crowns upon our troubled brows til time ceases to be... or at least until we decide to take 'em off.
This one is especially long for a flubby. With that in mind, maybe break it up over 2 listens if you wish. There are some choice moments, there just happen to be many of them that stacked up this year. Next week we risk getting political. Until then, enjoy our folly to make you jolly.
(Here's the Key & Peele clip to which we were referring)
December 28th, 2014
We have spent the final week of our first two years compiling deleted & flubbed material as a break from the norm; those actually took some time to organize. What we opted to do this time around was to take an actual week off. We both worked our days jobs (even on the holidays), then spent some quality time revisiting Christmas films as our families are not near Seattle. Of course we watched Die Hard. If you haven't, listen to Episode 44
for some seasonal talk.
The file is merely the opening track from Oingo Boingo's last album in '94 as we were talking about Burton/Elfman last month.
We will likely do a Flubisode this coming week or so. That is our podcast version of deleted scenes & gagreel material; check out episodes 48 & 98 for examples. Until then, enjoy your respective holidays or hopefully at least some time off of work or school or both. Thanks for another year of listening!! We'll be back next Saturday as 2015 commences our 4th year...
December 21st, 2014
Well folks, here it is - Our last Tolkien-sode. The road does not go ever on as we say goodbye to Peter Jackson's LOTR movie adaptations. Fellowship was the first taste of amazing for many of us. For almost 50 years we were waiting; hoping beyond hope that someone talented enough could come along, rally like-minded enthusiasts and give a silver-screened face to characters that we treasured & loved.
What's our take on it? Well, that's why ya gotta listen. Worry not: we won't kill you
with spoilers. Especially in our talk of The Battle of the 5 Armies. We have your best interests at heart.
And... we may have lied at the beginning: If you whip
up enough of a frenzy, we may get around to the Rankin-Bass adaptations sometime. No frenzy, no Sir Theodore as Gollum. We'll just watch 'em ourselves & NOT tell you why we love them.. so there.
Who knows. We don't. We just do what our Rice Krispies tell us to.
December 14th, 2014
In the vault of Female Film Bad-Assery, there are those who reign supreme as queens amongst the gentry. Ellen Ripley & The Bride... we have mentioned, but there are more. The mountain is lofty, but its population is far from limited.
Two more women join the ranks of this already formidable matriarchal monarchy. Resolute, deadly & realistic in their portrayal, both have shaped the criteria by which so many contemporary female protagonists are judged. Keep to the right & aim for the knees as we bring you more Bad-Assdom.
We referred to a site that broke down a scene in Silence of the Lambs. Also, we called it by the wrong name. Here is the link: Every Frame a Painting
December 7th, 2014
You know them, but do you love 'em?
This week it's a stroll down that alley painted in stark black & white. No ambiguity for these. oh no.
More often than not reserved for conversations revolving around Pink Floyd albums (here's a clip about the new Floyd album) or political leanings, the adulation & venom are flung freely in discussions like this week. One can be either for or against these flicks, there are no Swiss in this mix. No doubt many of you have bore witness to just such "discussions."
So, put some milk on to boil, then stir in a couple'a spoonfuls of this episode to warm you on this chilly December night (or whenever/wherever you may listen).
PS: We snaffu'd a bit during recording: It's Mike White from Gentlemen Broncos and Jerusha Hess is MARRIED to Jared Hess. She's NOT his sister.
November 30th, 2014
Whether Chris may be aware of it or not, we've turned in a great many "Remake" episodes. However, only a handful of these are of an international flavor. This week we do a remake that began in Spain.
Usually remakes in another country create a different style, so both can be appreciated for their own flavors. We're not talkin' Amazing Spider-Man territory, we mean noticeably different approaches to a story. Still want Penelope Cruz but not Tom Cruise? Try the original..
It's not often that we can do two films where an actor plays the same character in both. Please send us suggestions of when this was done in other remakes - firstname.lastname@example.org. We do have a similar remake box we've yet to unwrap for you, but until then...
Listos? Ahora, escuchan y disfrutan por favor.
November 23rd, 2014
Submitted for your consideration: A Grade-A Brain with a penchant for awkward vacations, nocturnal emissions and crust-off PBJ's.
Now add two parts Iron Man and a dash of gothy-pirate. Stir counter-clockwise & let sit for ten years, and what you have is a goulash fit only for a madman.
A goulash served exclusively in the Dead Zone.
B T Dubs - here's a small clip from Community with AMH
, we couldn't find longer sections. but he is in the 1st Season Xmas episode. It is on Amazon streaming
Corrections: Curly Sue (not Peggy Sue) was a John Hughes flick we were mentioning. Also, Matt was wrong about Erika Eleniak from Under Siege: she was on Baywatch, the next best thing to being a playmate..
November 16th, 2014
The horror is finally behind us, blood-drenched listeners. After enduring six weeks of terror, dread & disgust, how about something to cheer you & raise your spirits?
While it has been said that nothing is perhaps more horrific than actual torrid history, we also find jewels of hope & achievement woven within these same homespun threads.
Mohandas K Gandhi, "Mahatma" or "Bapu" to his friends, was one such jewel. In 1982, Richard Attenborough delivered his 15 years-in-the-making magnum opus unto the world.
It inspired, enchanted, & incited. This feat is indeed worthy of a "Saga" classification. Epic, we might say. We did say. Stop listening to what we're saying.. we mean, listen to all that we say. We have microphones
November 8th, 2014
Yeah sure, it's November, but we're still gonna deliver one more HORROR-TASTIC episode since you've all been such good listeners. We thought we'd end this debacle of debauchery & devilry Triforce style and set the player to RANDOM
this week. A mixed bag of treats.
However, we may have paid the price for such reckless abandon. We thought to ourselves "Ello, we think we oughta fly about;" though we glimpsed such wondrous sights from this vista (demonic cats AND Proto-Otho), we may have flew a bit too close to the sun.
Music note: The theremin version of Sleepwalk is from this Youtube user: TheHillabeans . She has quite a selection of theremin tunes if you want to seek her out.
November 1st, 2014
GUEST HOST: JOE
Like William Shatner, horror has gone to such extremes that it now can refer to itself. Like Leonard Nemoy, though it tries to deny it, it is often best when it just admits what it is according to the audience. Through that, now horror can toy with the audience because so many things have been effectively set in stone. We lined up 3 movies that have done this in the last decade, each with a different approach, different budget, and different levels of exposure and success.
Once it is pointed at, some of these definitive moments can be quite funny to most people (not just us demented folk who always laugh at horror). These films go so far as to cover a particular person in blood each time something happens. Forget bullets, there is a bucket that has your name on it! Enjoy the cinema slaughter.
October 26th, 2014
It is the ultimate eternal face off!! Those who thought Dracula was dead were deceiving themselves. It was just a matter of when. With many different faces surrounded by black & red capes over the decades, the appeal of the concept crystallized by Bram Stoker will live forever in some form or other. As the 'other' category of Dracula is punched this year, we felt it was our duty to check out the new blood (insert The Who clip here) to see how it measured up. Can it cut it??
As the weeks of October blow away, we couldn't go without this comparison. For those who enjoy the horror, we have 2 more weeks!! For those who don't, please listen to our earlier episodes in the meanwhile.
*Notes: the adult film screening we briefly refer to had friends in it; it isn't like we're gonna start a series about it...
The legitimate trailer is up top for 1992, but we did find one comparable to the antics of the 1931 trailer. See that here
. Also, here are a few moments from the promised Looney Tunes Dracula sketch
October 19th, 2014
They say "Third time's a charm." So in this 3rd week in our celebration O' de Horror, we slashed through the pretentious red tape and gave you what you wanted. Or at least, what we know you would've screamed for, had we not done it.
Whether it be Beatles vs. Elvis, Vans vs. Chucks or even Zepplin vs. Floyd (Don't ask us...that's too hard) there's always that question.
For those of us fortunate enough to experience the 80's...in any version (formative years or otherwise) we salivated over this question like kids striving to make their Halloween candy last til Christmas. It broke down social walls, established alliances & made us all yearn for that night when we would all file into a darkened midnight theater, turn our respective "Taste" dials down to ZERO and savor the succulent joy of the slaughter.
Plus, here is our Charity of the Week.
*Episode Image Note* This week's image is taken from the amazing art of Tom Pollock Jr. If you enjoy, head over to this site & give props.
*correction: Matt meant Paul Rodgers with Queen, not Roger Daltrey.