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.
November 23rd, 2013
Welcome aboard Slut airlines. Once again we are cruising at a comparison altitude of twenty-thousand-Awesome. Our destination is set and it's coast to coast Bad-Ass-ery this week as we journey both East AND West to bring you a set of sublime superheroes with a penchant for perplexity, pain & pot stirring.
Vague, you say? Not at all, we reply! 'Cause once you've cracked the whip on these two flicks, you'll see just what we were talking about. Our only regret with this episode is that our two stars never had the chance to star opposite each other - oh, the flicks that might have been...
The captains have switched on the START-LISTENING sign, So, go ahead...make our day.
November 16th, 2013
If you were thrown into working professionally with your brother/sister, how might you react? Would you be an unstoppable, cohesive unit of "Getting It Done" or an expletive-laced tornado of suck, interspersed with moments of rage?
Well, we hope it's the former 'cause this week our topic is just that: Hollywood actor siblings and how well they operate on-screen. Whereas most actors only have rehearsals to develop a bond with each other, siblings have a decidedly unique advantage in such situations (you know, they've been rehearsing this their whole lives). How well does said advantage play out on the screen? Tune in & see what we think:
We're hoping to get at least one other episode out of this topic, but were hard pressed for any sister/sister duos that may be out there. If you have any suggestions, shoot us an e-mail: email@example.com or message us on Facebook. Actual siblings - Undercover Brother & Sister Act (1 or 2) do not count.
November 9th, 2013
With this week's triumphant return of Matt the Magnificent, the Sluts are of a mind to spark your memory & kick-start your medulla-oblon-gotcha.
The destination is Memory, via the route of amnesia (or at least some form of it) and while it's a plot device that has been run into the ground over the years, we're quite frankly elated with the variety of choices we were able to give you.
- 50 First Dates
- The Long Kiss Goodnight
From simple romance, to bullet toting bad-asses, to nail-biting thriller, this week we jumped all over the map.
Wanna see/hear the scrapbook of our adventure?
November 2nd, 2013
In observance of his birthday, Matt is taking a very much earned week hiatus.
Jumping into the co-pilot seat, once again, is the ever opinionated,Mistress of Malcontent: Miss Amy.
Having discussed these films ad nauseam in the past, we thought it only proper to turn on the mics and broadcast our own little pirate signal to hack into the cacaphony of "Matrix Hate" that tends to permeate the Nerd-isphere.
- The Matrix Reloaded
- The Matrix Revolutions
So pop a Red Pill, jack-In & listen to how deep this rabbit hole really goes...
October 26th, 2013
That's no Moon...it's a cadre of psychopaths!!!
This week we're lining 'em up & knocking 'em down as we descend headfirst into the psyche of the killer. How very, right?
So rather than satiate ourselves with your typical fare of murderous movie moppets (Silence of the Lambs, American Psycho, Taxi Driver, etc), we went with a more lighthearted, yet macabre selection. Ya know, a few dishes from the brain tumor & corn nuts section of the buffet.
- God Bless America
- Natural Born Killers
So F$%^ yourself gently with a chainsaw, E SKEE MOE. Turn off the TV & be somebody. Or just kill somebody & get famous.
October 19th, 2013
Saddle up pilgrim 'cause it's another comparison episode.
1969 -vs- 2010: The Duke -vs- The Dude
Comparing these two was no easy task, but rest assured avid listeners, we're up to the task.
The decades that divide these two are the key to understanding their thematic disconnect. While this can be said about many re-imaginings that span more than a few years, those films lacked one vital component that make all the difference here: The Coen Brothers. More specifically, the Coens and their take on the core of this story: Retribution. A theme both naively earnest & borderline righteous in sixty-nine, now draped in a post-modern cowl of moral ambiguity & pragmatic obligation.
My, oh my, how the years make a difference.
But enough talk. NOW to LISTEN. So, grab a White Russian and enjoy 'Cause this is just like... our opinion man. Revenge is a dish best served with a gun in it. Here we come to snuff the Roosters... ahh yeeeeaaaeeeayyyhhhh. There - the 1 song that didn't make the cut ('cause Matt forgot).
October 12th, 2013
Take this job and... you know...
While most toil day to day in vocations that aren't necessarily ideal, we must never forget that no matter how bad it is:
It can always be worse.
A lot worse...
See, we can write a short episode description....
October 6th, 2013
This week it's a hop, skip & a jump across the Pacific as we collect all your base ('cause it belongs to us) and swan dive into the tumultuous multi-colored-ink-pot of Anime.
While we Sluts are far from connoisseurs when it comes to this subject, we nonetheless have our select favorites. Favorites that span generations. They tackle intense & sinister themes. They capture our imaginations with their ambition & sincerity.
This sandwich of insanity has flavors that may unsettle your mouth; trust us - it's worth it for the soul nutrients.
September 29th, 2013
Usually this is our job, but this week, somebody else did it for us.
When it comes to film, it's fascinating to witness the evolution of the "Recommendation." Professional & dilettante alike. While mainstream critics still wield a rather hefty & (some would argue)unbalanced sword in the the guise of the "Yay or Nay", their power as a voice of endorsement has been slowly dwindling. Hyper-connected social media & interest-aggregating websites have taken the reins from the Maltens, Shallots & Schwarzbaums. Not to mention podcasts: you're welcome.
In a way, it's made the whole art of recommending films much more personal. If you disagree with Manohla Dargis, you could tweet your distaste & hope she sees it sometime. However, if a tip from Aunt Mabel just made you lose one hundred & eighteen minutes your life to a saccharine-soaked poo-fest, you can be damn sure the next time she sees her Facebook wall, it's gonna be splattered in 50 shades of crimson. And brown
The Film Recommendation: precarious by nature & an invariable source of discussion. How could we resist? How can you resist? If we take on your suggestions, we'll mention you on the air!! No better thing than that...
September 22nd, 2013
Computer-generated effects have truly become the standard in contemporary cinema. At a time when a vast majority of what we see is infinitely malleable, effects/tricks that were once considered definitive have bled into the background.
One of the most delicate of these is our subject for this week: The Filter. & The Light.
Warm or Cold. Sharp or Soft. All have their uses and choices employ them to the (contentious) fullest.
If all the power in the world resides in the eyes, then hold on dear listeners. 'Cause we're gonna unplug you and yank back the veil that's been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
'Cause no one gets away clean. Um, Drugs.
September 14th, 2013
PRESS START! Eighties nostalgia & vibrant, geek-infused mash-ups. That sounds like the makings of an episode, doesn't it?
So, some set-up: Video Games. Their influence in popular culture has exploded over the past thirty years. And what was once mocked & belittled by the artistic elite, has blossomed into a multi-billion dollar industry. An industry, that if trends continue, will soon eclipse both the music AND film world. Monetarily & artistically.
Thankfully, there's an immense amount of crossover potential for all of these, hence our choices for this week. We know a few are a tad dated, but they were chosen for very specific reasons. Our third was selected for it's genius-esque blending of all that came before.
So prep your game hands, grab some Shasta & settle into the couch.
PS - as we write this, we have paid to own our third film & Macgruber (as discussed 2 weeks ago). Our money & our mouths are aligned. The SPvsW blu-ray has hours of great features, bloopers, deleted, commentaries. just go buy it after we tell you/remind you how stupendous it is.
September 8th, 2013
We had our Singers Gone Actors episode, so now it's on to bands turned composers. Up until recently, when such billings were announced, the general public tended to look unfavorably on the idea.
Now, thanks to some of music's more progressive pioneers (a few of whom we discuss this week) it's really not that unusual.
We chose these 'cause we wanted to awaken that sleeping audiophile you all have snuggling inside your respective noggins.
With a mighty hand, join us as we save everyone one of you from boredom this week & find that audible golden grail with:
PS - the sound on Flash got weird; we recorded from the Dethsub. Thanks Nathan.
August 31st, 2013
For a while there, you could only get 1-2 sketch troupes at a time on the tube. Thanks to the proliferation of the interwebs, the microcosmic juggernaut of sketch comedy has experienced a demographic explosion over the past 15 years. From The Whitest Kids You Know to Key & Peele. MAD Tv to In Living Color. The list goes on & on. All great news for the audience, 'cause (Viva) variety suits this medium well.
The love of such shows are kinda what brought us together in the first place. You never know when the random blurting out of a favorite quote may just catch a friendly ear & next thing you know: you're hosting a podcast together. Luckily for us, three such shows have gone on to make films:
Different decades, different humor, and often difference of opinions. Comedy is so personal that we tend to avoid it as a stand-alone topic. This idea worked in another way, though. Writing for 5 minutes of funny is not at all like writing for 90 minutes. See how these groups pulled it off.