April 19th, 2015
It's been little over a year since we last delved into history via cinema. What was intended to be one episode evolved into a triptych of awesome (#102, #103 & #105) assisted in no small part by our friend Brandon. Only one of those was history-based (102 about Malcolm X); all three movies come from U.S. history this time. Plus, Selma is a nice answer to Malcolm X.
Trying to be brief, we were able to "stay on target" and cover our three choices without falling down the rabbit hole. As in not talking so darned long..
We leave you with a nice MLK zinger, even if you skip this episode (but you know, um, don't...) :
"We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
P.S. Here is the Leeroy Jenkins clip. His mistake is at about 0:25 and the specific reference is at about 1:00-1:10.
Here is the Cheerios ad reaction
. If you won't sit through the whole thing - after the 1st part, skip to 4:47 where a black kid talks about how uncomfortable he is 'joking' with his white friends.
April 7th, 2015
Alright cinephiles, we come at you this week with one of the most epic comparison episodes we've completed to date.
We have already professed our love for all things Kurosawa, it is High Noon time we highlight what many consider to be his tour de force AND the westernized version that came later. Both are formidable in their own right, but at the end of the day, only one can stand triumphant as the master of all things Seven.
Which one you ask? Who was the victor in our summation? Why, you've got to tune in and find out. We don't even spoil in our episodes - so we're not spoiling the episode in our description. I mean, REALLY!!
Music Corrections: The Megadeth reference was actually for Holy Wars, not Hangar 18
(both great songs from a great album). Also, in Top Secret: the underwater bar fight
ends in the Bonanza theme.
March 21st, 2015
Some movies are married to certain songs. Like marriage, even when it ends, the songs still call up very specific memories. The movies themselves are not necessarily game-changers (though we dig 'em), but the song connection is groot-like; as in strong. Guardians soundtrack, anyone? That movie actually shares song from one of these soundtracks. Though each of these movies were a big wave in their time, not everyone has seen them. The crazy thing is they may still get the reference from hearing about it or seeing the scenes referred to in a TV show. The 1st 2 tracks are not done all the time, but when you see the crowd banging their heads during the 3rd track at karaoke, the 3rd film will unlock the mystery of the strangers who each seem to know All the Right Moves.
Alright gang, take off your pants (but leave the shirt & socks on), grab a razor & some gas, and try not to honk in the car.
March 8th, 2015
hitting theaters this week, it seemed the perfect time to roll out our "Robotics" episode! A topic that's captivated readers & audiences for generations, mechanoids gone monsters often reflect how humanity has or may go wrong. Are these the droid movies you're looking for? The answer is yes: 3 different decade & budget perspectives on the possibilities & the dangers that come with them.
If you haven't already, go waaayy back to check out Frtiz Lang's masterpiece Metropolis
After that, check out Rahzel
(who we referred to randomly) from The Roots. After THAT, look at this alternate Short Circuit series trailer
Correction: we forgot to mention the actual skydiving movie the Short Circuit writing duo did - Drop Zone with Wesley Snipes.
February 23rd, 2015
As promised, here's the "Cherry-On-Top", of what was our 80's Teens Rue the Day
episode last week.
We ended up engulfed in a haze of Leonard Cohen, acid wash jeans & corrupt high school principals with our 3rd selection; it's not everyday we get to chat about one of the greatest unsung & angst-ridden anti-heroes of the late 20th century: Harry Hard-On.
We cannot implore you enough to RUN and watch this movie. Well cast, under appreciated & a very poignant pick of any "Coming-of-Age" film selection. We adore this flick; so much so that we ended up dedicating a whole episode to its glory.
So, get your Chewlies Gum, some Surge, then rise up in the internet cafe and stab them with your compostable forks (or sporks, if that 's your flavor). Also, reduce & reuse as much or more than you recycle.
Correction: ROMAN Centurions
, as opposed to the non-existent Russian Centurions. It wasn't worth setting up again to re-record when we can rewrite our personal history here..
February 8th, 2015
Okay, sure... kids saved the day countless times and we talked about that plenty
, but what about when teens DIDN'T?
What about those college kids who turned up the Heat on that Top Secret government project that almost opened The Doors to their own Tombstones?
Or when that Young Gun just needed a Few Good Men to Stand By Him to help Flat-line a couple of Firstborns in that Dark City of Santa Carla? And hoo boy, some Sleepers will Rush in and do anything for love. Oh, what a night that was... You will be Blown Away.
We had WAY too much fun this week, so we had to cut the episode in two. We also kinda went overboard in our appreciation of what will end up being the 3rd film in our next episode.
What's that? What is it? Well, you'll just have to tune in two weeks from now & find out. It is a Gleaming jewel in pile of Non-Very Bad Things during the Legend-ary 80's. Til then, we're confident you'll savor every nostalgia-soaked minute of this week's offering.
February 1st, 2015
As mentioned last week, we're widdlin' down the episodes to ever other week, but that doesn't mean we won't deliver more content on occasion.
So, in that vein, we give you another youtube Mini-Sode comprised of some of the best parts from our second Arnold episode.
Enjoy & watch responsibly:
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.