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.
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"
Oh, and we made multiple references to the Clerks animated cartoon this episode, so here's a treat for you all: Leonardo is caught in the grip of an Outbreak of Randal's imagination and Patrick Swayze either does or doesn't work in the new pet store.
Here is a link for the original french film that inspired 12 Monkeys: La Jetee
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.
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.
Hardcore note: The 'get outta my car' is from the Hoff. Here is the full glory of that video for those who have missed his renaissance. Also, here is a Henry Rollins clip that we almost used for that moment.. classic Hank. Here is totally classic Winger for those interested.
Okay, maybe that was a little wordy (and creepy)... it's just that we're REALLY excited to finally be doing this episode! We're soundtrack/score fanatics and it's easy to get carried away.
Just listen & you'll see. We're wild for the tunes.
P.S. While there were many to choose from, we ended up going with our good friend Rick James. Don't worry Kiss OR Cee-Lo, we haven't forgotten you both. Also, in our defense: Curtis Mayfield is just so damn awesome, we forgot that Kung-Fu was on Sweet Exorcist, and not Super Fly. Our bad.
Carrie has become virtually synonymous with the experience that is high school and the horrible times that many suffer during it. From getting covered in pig's blood to "They're all gonna laugh at you," most are familiar with Carrie's tale of woe. As a character more than a few of us relate to, it was inevitable it would be made again. Nowadays, many discredit remakes without seeing them, but this time the new blood has some cool surprises under its puffy satin shoulders. Try to calm your murderous rage long enough to see which version comes out on top.
Dreamworks has made strides outside the "kid appropriate" box,as well as keeping in step with social progressive attitudes (from Hiccup being handicapped, to Gobber being gay). Their trust in the modern audience has paid off and they won't be stopping anytime soon..
Dreamworks do in fact live up to their moniker and we couldn't be more pleased with the results.
PS: For those paying attention, here's the episode of Heat Vision & Jack that we named in the episode.
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...) :
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.
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!!
- Old Time Rock & Roll (Risky Business)
- Stuck in the Middle (Reservoir Dogs)
- Bohemian Rhapsody (Wayne's World)
If you haven't already, go waaayy back to check out Frtiz Lang's masterpiece Metropolis)
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.