March 8th, 2014
Recently, however, our Solid-as-a-Rock partnership was recently Taken hostage & shaken to the very core: a mismatch of exuberance regarding Neeson's most recent film. So, Over The Next Three Days this cinematic strife plagued us Non-Stop and things were looking pretty Grey, until we realized there was only one thing to do: resolve this Fallout with a celebration of avionic proportions.
That's right. Hi-jinks in the high skies avid listeners.
While may this episode may be a few Jedi/God/Knight/Supervillains short of a full-frontal fighting frenzy in fast n furious flying fury, these 3 movies are fun without making you question your existence. Maybe just consider driving home next time. Matt will talk about Non-Stop briefly in the future once he has a moment to see it. Til then, insert the plug into the jack & your couch cushion can be used as a flotation device. Also, oxygen will come from the trees & plant life; though the air may not inflate, you will be getting it. No smoking.
March 2nd, 2014
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and listen to podcasts once in a while, you could miss it.
Say...WE have a podcast and it just so happens that this week Leisure Rules!
That's right boys'n'girls: It's Ferraris, Global Thermonuclear War & monkeys in motion as we celebrate the Sultan of Slackers: Ferris Beu...ah..we mean...Matthew Broderick!
With his adolescent face, quirky charms & bewildered expressions, Broderick was kind of the "Guy To Be" from our childhoods. One-liners, world-saving (or threatening) & adventures were his bread'n'butter at the time; how could we not LOVE his body of work?
February 22nd, 2014
Dead or Alive, You're Listening to Us
as we compare Robocop
It is rare that we here at The Cinema Triforce are taken aback regarding contemporary pop films or remakes/reboots. More often than not, our inklings for what we may or may not enjoy tend to be pretty spot on.
However, this week we were pleasantly surprised. More than pleasantly, you could say we were pretty much rendered flabbergasted by the jewel that we now want to lay in your lap. We have tackled many a remake before; until now, none had given us as much unexpected delight as this week's man of metal. Not that one, the other one.
So jack in & thank you for your cooperation.
February 15th, 2014
We lost a truly amazing artist a few weeks ago. Philip Seymour Hoffman had been on our "To Do" ever since we started. Not only for his flair & gift of the stage, but also for people's inability to remember his name during the first decade or so of his career.
He was going to be categorized under our "3 Degrees of That Guy" series, but alas: now that mood is much darker. For what was going to be an episode celebrating his genius & chameleon-esque talent, has now become an epitaph. An epitaph that we deliver with no less enthusiasm, but much heavier hearts. There are 'bigger' movies he has been in, but these embody his largest roles and 3 different shades of his awesomeness that sadly was not enough to keep him going.
We'll miss you Sir. We tip our Mountain Dew in your direction.
February 8th, 2014
Guest Host: Brandon Lee
With the film that swept thru critics & audiences like wildfire, how could we NOT end on such a note? 1 part coming-of-age & 2 parts horror; all topped off with a performance that, to this day, haunts all who've seen it.
The past few weeks possessed their own unique flavor of modern-day racism: pop-cultured & institutionalized alike. The culmination lies here.
Thank you all for giving us such great numbers for these rather challenging episodes. We tend to lean more towards the humorous & eccentric, yet when we decide to tackle such serious topics like this, it's a great feeling to know that you all are along for the ride.
We can't thank Brandon enough for giving us this opportunity. So without further ado: the third & final installment of our exploration of race in cinema.
February 1st, 2014
In film most of the time it's relatively easy to recognize who's who: the love interest, the teacher, the antagonist. Then, more often than not, the focus of stories: The Hero. Well, it's a stroll down the Hall of Heroes this week as we pay tribute to the unsung, the unhinged & the downright crooked.
Now, we're not talking your typical Anti-Heroes: Holden Caulfield, Michael Corleone, Batman, etc. We concocted our own unique fusion of non-conformity in an amalgamation so unlikely, we doubt the three have been grouped together as otherwise.
For those who missed our impressions while we got serious the last few weeks; we made up for it this round.
January 25th, 2014
Guest Host: Brandon Lee
Alright. Are your plates clean? Still got your napkin? Ready for the next dish?
As promised, here's your second helping of racism. We hope the first course wasn't too heavy. After leaders of change in the 60s were martyred through murder - including the president - the followers of the message sought to move forward with less fighting. Not everyone agreed. This film shows parts of that disagreement. For those who were blown away by Dangerous Minds, hold on to your hats. John Singleton put the argument into high gear with some serious issues that still occur nearly 20 years later.
Don't let nobody bring you down.
January 18th, 2014
Guest Host: Brandon Lee
In honor of Martin Luther Kind Day, we wanted to delve into some more serious cinema by discussing films that have explored racism at great lengths. Little did we know that when we asked the amazing Brandon Lee (no relation) to join us in this endeavor, that we'd end up getting 3+ hours worth of material! That's a LOT of episode to digest...
As this is a subject of rather immense gravity (no thanks to Sandra Bullock or George Clooney) , we thought we'd trim some of the fat and serve said fare in portions, so you don't gorge yourself on too much sluts.
Worry not, 'cause there are two more courses coming in the following weeks:
- Higher Learning
- American History X
You can get your 2nds & 3rds then. No trays, though. All the food can get along on one plate.
January 11th, 2014
"It's on Random."
Featuring Guest Host: Miss Amy
It's a grab bag of a week as we throw caution to the wind & hope you'll join us for the party Richter (we'll do that later). Miss Amy had tossed this idea into our noggins some months ago. We thought of calling it The Slut Shuffle, but feared that could draw the wrong crowd.
So, we asked her to pull up a stool & join us for the ensuing carnage that can only occur when a few hosts like ourselves are left wandering the cereal isle like the sugar-crazed delinquents we are.
There's no rhyme. There's no reason. There's just the Episode.
Oh, and for anyone listening intently: It was episode #61: Down with the Episode.
January 4th, 2014
It's a return to the Beginning Fezzini, as we usher in our 100th episode with Drugs.
- Leaving Las Vegas
- Coffee & Cigarettes
- Dazed & Confused
Our first episode's contenders were those substances of a distinctly illicit nature. This week, we aimed a little closer to the heart for most. While they may be socially acceptable, it doesn't change the fact that they are...indeed...DRUGS.
So grab a church key, pour a cup & pass the dutchie on the left-hand side...oh, and don't forget: party at the Moontower.
December 29th, 2013
Bonus - a recommendation for the 2nd Hobbit film (& a bit about the 1st)
A tale of Two Towers. Both alike in dignity, it was good times, it was bad times. We know we've had our share. (Ha, take that Chuck)
Ahhh, the last episode before the fabled #100. We wanted to make sure and get in our Tolkien-love, lest anyone out there thinks us all flotsam and jetsam in the realm of all things fantasy. Far from it. The Lord of the Rings movies are actually one of the foundations of stone that the Triforce was originally built upon.
You see, over many meetings of Mtn. Dew, Smash Bros. & roast mutton, the conspiracy was unmasked and we discovered our mutual affection for the Rankin-Bass version of The Hobbit. From then on, all of Jackson's films received a warm welcome from the Sluts.
So, here's the first chapter in our Tolkien-sodes, as we cover The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Oh, and in all our excited commotion (you'll see/hear) we kinda spaced on the Karl Urban. While there were moments of Sad Keanu, no bones about it Karl, we didn't Dredd your performance. There were times you went into the Red, but we understand - you're Almost Human. Tee Hee...
December 22nd, 2013
The problem with improving is sometimes it's not that funny. Living off the the cuff, like we do, doesn't always reap the most succulent of fruit. Sometimes it's juicy, others it's not quite ripe. Here is another basket compilation of our mixed fruit, the next chapter in our "Flubisode" series: Part 2 - Flub Harder, The Flub Rides Again, Every Which Way but Flub.
However, worry not avid listeners. We didn't just toss all our CHUFFA into a crap crate & drop it on your doorstep.
Oh no, these are a choice selection of the moments that didn't quite make the cut this year. Outtakes, gags & a few nice (or nasty) iterations on a few subjects that we felt didn't merit inclusion in their respective episodes. But lucky for you, we amassed them all here for your listening pleasure. As with last December's Flubisode, the audio is a tad sketchy in some spots, so we thank you again for you perseverance in the listening of this episode.
These are what you get living mic by the drop, off the cuff, by the sword, and by the galley. Calgon, blow me away. Flint Ironstag. Big McLargeHuge!
December 15th, 2013
1984 vs 2010. Happy Days with a Drunken Master
Guest Host Joe returns while Chris visits the fam in Salm(on) - surprise. The Karate Kid inspired many to kick their friends in the face. It is indefensible when your friends don't know what game you're playing. Is the remake as tough?
The remake has its own traits to be sure. It must be seen to see what it achieves. Both Joe & I had avoided this until having our Kung Fu (not Karate) hearts grow 3 sizes in the wake of Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan bringing this version of the story to a new generation.
Which will win? listen to this somewhat long-winded episode to find out.
listen side - side. and show us Sand the Floor.
December 8th, 2013
Once upon a time, among the rolling hills & rain soaked streets of the Emerald City, the Cinema Sluts held a Disney Villain costume party.
"Once upon a time" was actually a few days ago & we felt the urge to touch on some of our favorite baddies with this week's episode. We already got the duds for it.
Whilst neither one of us are HUGE Disney fans, we felt these three needed a special shout out since each one of their respective baddies are dynamic in their own way.
- Sleeping Beauty
Fast talking Gods, butt-hurt Goth chicks & over-ambitious Aviphiles are all the makings of quite a sinister soup.
Ladle up a portion & tell us what you think. Or don't - we're still doin' it. Oh, yea, we're evil too. a dash, a smidge. Alright, not really.
November 30th, 2013
With Thanksgiving just concluded, we wanted extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you amazing listeners out there in Cyber-ville. You all rock!
We also wanted to give thanks for the little things in life that make everyday worth it: foot rubs, cheese, hot showers, Bill Murray, not being betrayed & fighting to the death everyday in the Coliseum.
Say, that gives us an idea!
What we say in this episode, echoes in your ears.
So on our signal, unleash hell.
Your Time for over-eating will soon be at an end... Highness.