January 30th, 2016
Paul Gleason has had a slew of little character roles, but some movies gave him a bit more time to shine as a character you almost always hate, or are meant to hate. We've already looked at 2 of those in Die Hard
and Johnny Be Good
. This charismatic villain of the 80's gained so much infamy, that one of his last films (our 3rd) capitalizes on showing him to a new generation.
Like Eddie Murphy's stand-up comedy of the 80's, the writing/jokes of Trading Places hasn't all aged well. What is fascinating, though, is a movie from 2002 trying to get just a bit more mileage out of the same dated material - it is almost a movie that would sympathize with the bully Alpha house from Revenge of the Nerds. Maybe they needed more scenes with the Paul of Gleason -
Among the strangest common factors is that suicide comes up in all 3 of these comedies; not a trigger warning or anything, just a bizarre occurence..
There is some obvious tribute to Lemmy from Motorhead & David Bowie. Since this recording, we also lost Alan Rickman, and Glenn Frey from the Eagles. Hit that link above to hear our discussion of Die Hard, and we tossed a Frey song under this episode. Love your idols, give them money and conventions or go see them live: that's where they get more money from us than their studios do. Support what you love!
January 17th, 2016
- No particular movies, but there is a moment or two about Star Wars (no spoilers) -
Along with Star Wars, we spoke of a few things out at the end of the year. Catch some smatterings/recommendations for Creed, The Revanent, The Hateful 8.
A degree or two from a flubisode, we spent some time making sure the new setup worked after a bad audio file made our job super hard in editing. This episode is essentially a spontaneous conversation, but also a peak into how it makes sense that we do this podcast about movies (and maybe not some of the provocative things we discuss here..) . We gave it an introduction so you don't feel like you were dropped in the deep end. The 'outro' risked being as long as the original file once we got going!
The same love went into putting this together, so we hope it feels like it belongs among the rest. Enjoy!
Not quite deleted material, not quite behind the scenes, you may yet come away with some value from listening to our ranting. Heck, you're here and read along this far, right??
January 10th, 2016
Funny is funny and dark is dark, but can they hang out together? The 80's and 90's brought us a definitive YES a few times. Making death or deviance comical is no small thing, especially considering how few examples there are of this evil recipe being cooked so nicely in the years since these flicks. Shaun of the Dead is dark and funny, but also has legitimate zombie action and drama in it. Plus, we covered it in episode 2!
Beyond succeeding then, these movies are still funny and the production value holds up too. Are they alone? Has anything competed for the title in the last 20 years? So I Married An Axe Murderer has this flavor, but is there a post-2000 equivalent? Tell us all about it. That is, after you listen to us tell you all about these 2 delights!!
December 20th, 2015
BEHOLD! The triumphant return of CHRIS!!
Here is another episode with 3 degrees of that guy/gal. Mads Mikkelsen has built quite an audience - known as Madsturbators - despite a limited number of films in the U.S. since the 1st one we are talking about. Though he is a hero of Danish cinema, it was television that brought him back to many of us in recent years.
Join us as we push our envelope further by devoting some time to talking about TV (as always, no spoilers). Time schedules made it so we were only able to cover 2 films, but we will give you some lowdown on A Royal Affair after we get a chance to glance at it.
For the Fannibals -
Here is the Scott Thompson skit that Matt almost quoted correctly: Dinosaurs
For those Bound to Bond -
Here are links for 2 of the 3 documentaries on the 2-dvd set for Casino Royale: Becoming Bond. Bond for Real. The 3rd is blocked by MGM, so go rent it from your local video store.. the strongest of the docs is about Bond Girls. A fascinating look at the changing nature of the characters by the actors themselves. Worth the time and more directly insightful than we are here in our podcast tower on gender norms.
If you're still reading this: good work, you're a trooper. The music overwhelming the (obviously) American trailer for the Hunt linked up top is a perfect example of what we're talking about compared to the movie itself.
December 6th, 2015
Guest Host: David Biehn!!
- /Space Mutiny
- /Quest of the Delta Knights
The Triforce has always avoided direct discussion of TV shows to date (though tell us if that interests you: firstname.lastname@example.org ), but MST3K as it is known to many is the middle of the road. It was on TV, but they watched movies..
David is a fellow MSTie & devout fan of their offshoots since the show ended in 1999. It seemed the right time & he the right guest to talk of the tube. MST always did Turkey Day marathons, so this year we had our own. This one may feel a bit strange as we are chronicling the history of the series, but hey - less actor/production bio talk!! Enjoy our tribute to a unique show with just the kinda sick (yet safe for cable) & silly humor we love.
By the way, as if we didn't they think were cool enough, Shout Factory has put many full episodes on Youtube with annotations for what the references/jokes are from!! Here are links for full MST3K episodes of Mitchell
: these were 2 of the movies considered for this episode.
Here is the link for Happy Gilmore
where we're pretty certain we spoke of the cool that is Kiel.
For those who haven't heard of Turkish Star Wars (oh yeah, it is real): here is a taste - Trailer. The whole movie can be found on youtube. Also here's the Australian Energizer commercial. Streuth!!
Keeping it 100 - my folder is called "Metal served with Brown Betty & Death (but mostly Death)."
November 21st, 2015
Many movies are just flights of fancy, but sometimes they make you wonder about possible events in the world. Each of the movies this week seem really far-fetched, but they all have a spark of possibility & some real questions to pose for how humanity behaves.
You can always ask what if this story was real, but the layers within these stories are essay-worthy in the amount of dirt they can dig up (please be sure to credit the Cinema Triforce if you use one of these for your thesis).
As always, if you feel like there are other films that stir your brain like this, tell us about them: email@example.com. OR cinema triforce on Facebook.
Kevin Smith probably releases the most bonus material of anyone. Here is the best deleted scene from Dogma: Muse song
Links for episodes mentioned:
Kurt Russell: Big Trouble in lil China, Deathproof
, Tombstone, Exec. Decision
Neil Marshall - the Descent
(Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt)
P.S. - I meant Jeremy London (see, we all make mistakes). I also skipped Australia as a continent, but I stuck AC/DC underneath that section as a consolation. :)
Here are some links randomly found when looking for the Thomas & Friends theme: Thomas 1. Thomas 2.
November 7th, 2015
Guest Host: Godfrey
Oh what a treat for you this week! As we hope to shed light on you about movies you may have missed or avoided, some of our friends do that for us also. Godfrey is just such a friend and we are glad to feature him this episode to discuss movies he brought before the mostlymighty Triforce. The variety of style and feel between these 3 movies is also pretty novel, so you don't have to deal with just horror or just drama (for those who watch everything we suggest - and hey: thanks!!)
Enjoy as we add another host to the Triforce family. And fear not, citizens! We're gonna get Chris' smooth buttery voice back online pretty soon. Meantime, you can listen to the rest of our archive while you wait (after listening to this week's show, of course). He's on a lot of those!
Here's a link for the Beyonce mashup to answer why I put that other song under the episode: Beyonce mashup
- Links for episodes mentioned:.
October 25th, 2015
First off: these trailers don't do the movies or their tone justice - just trust us and watch 'em!
Blow that dust off your earbuds or headphones - the Triforce returns!! Some movies are so full of actors, you know it's gonna take a while to even get through the list. We made it simple by only looking at 2 in a sitting. One blew up & was then forgotten; one didn't even have the exposure to be forgotten. We now cast a light on 2 movies chock full of actors we now know, but were not the same stars when they were made.
Thanks for awaiting our return. We should keep to the schedule of every other Saturday again from now forward. Have a safe Halloween for those who partake -
Links for episodes mentioned:
September 25th, 2015
Another blockbuster parade has come & gone. Now we deliver to you our list of what made this summer worth watching. While having its fair share of strikes & gutters, this year nevertheless delivered.
Marvel is now in full swing and the other studios are frantically striving to touch that high water mark. One could argue that there’s never been a better time to be a movie goer. Action, sci-fi, adventure, drama, intrigue, heist & heart alike; Heck, even a Jedi will crave these things come the end of the year! We sluts be fans. What are we fans of in particular, you ask?
Well, tune in & find out. Come on, dooo ittt!! Listen, we're heeere!!
August 29th, 2015
It's one "crazy" episode this week as Chris and guest-star Dani (his wife) jump on their little gas powered scooter and navigate the side streets of the human psyche. Now, while Sandler has indeed garnered accolades for his stellar performance in PTA's Punch Drunk Love, few know of this week's gem.
Considering the lackluster trailer that the studio put out for this (making it look like a silver medal'd re-awokened bromance, rather than the real deal it is), we're not surprised that most people didn't get a chance to screen it. Luckily for you all, we snatched it off the dusty DVD shelf and delved deep to deliver a stark, appreciatory episode. We hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording.
August 22nd, 2015
Hail & good morrow avid listeners,
This past week has indeed been a rough one on account of a death in the Cinema Triforce family.
On account of this, we will regretfully be unable to deliver an episode this week.
We thank you all so much for your understanding & consideration and encourage you all to make those calls, take those trips, & figure out a holiday visit if you miss a year or two.
Let everyone that you love, know it, for all we have is each other.
Here are a few movies that Matt only watched because Mom insisted:
Thank you all so much.
~Matt & Chris "The Cinema Sluts"
August 8th, 2015
If we aren't looking at our phones, we're looking at our watches. Need more time? How about another lifetime? These movies provide different looks & styles for doing it all over again. Length, cost, level of excitement or confusion: all of these can make you love or hate stuff like this. Each of the 2 discussed has its own approach to the concept of reincarnation or simultaneous choices. You get to see the path not taken in addition to that other one... What were we sayin'?
Just watch 'em - love 'em, hate 'em; just make sure you see them to find out how they affect you.
Which of these two titans is the darkest timeline (link) ?
Here is a site for our friend Jeffrey Veregge (amazing tribal comic & pop art)
Music Lovers: Here is the whole song for Speed Racer we used
covered by Stan Bush (The Touch, Dare, Bloodsport Theme).
Drinking game fans: Mr Nobody - Every time there is a single
leaf shown. Cloud Atlas - Every scene with Hugo Weaving. If that
seems like too much, go with Keith David..
July 25th, 2015
Do you think you're going to die? Sure, we all do.. but how? HOW?!?!
July 12th, 2015
In the past, our pursuit of the EPIC-sode has taken us from the foggy moors of Scotland to the history-laden shores of the Ganges. Terrain that we’ve yet to explore in all its moist epic-ness (or epic moistness?) is on tap this week.
Okay, it’s not so much terrain as an element (like Earth, Wind & Fire, not like the science-y element as it's a compound). It can be harsh, intoxicating & cruel. Is there a better setting to have an EPIC told in?
The answer is no
Das Boot’s been on our radar ever since our inception, but seeing as neither of us had screened it, we wanted to keep it in our proverbial “Back Catalog” til a time arose when it might rise from the murky abyss and show us all what “Epic” really means.
Suffice to say: We were not disappointed and neither shall you be.
June 28th, 2015
Hop aboard to hear of international fare as your globe trottin' sluts cruise the world in our official Cinema Triforce "Self-Sustaining Hot-Air" balloon. (Get it? 'Cause we talk a lot and we're full of hot air...right?)
Tired of American movies & reality, we outsourced our topic to save money and sanity. Our wanderlust took us from 中华 (China) to भारत (India) and finally came to a halt in Norge (Norway). With such an eclectic blend of cinema, we had our work cut out for us. We leave it to you to enjoy one hell of a fun episode. Plus, we made extra effort not to spoil anything this week, so if you haven't - SCREEN these flicks ASAP.
PS: Trollhunter IS on Netflix.
PPS: Happy Pride!! Have a Coke & sing in perfect harmony, dammit!! Actually, drink Pepsi - they are ethically a better company to support for sugar-water.