Episode #68: Remakes for the (mostly) Worse

May 19th, 2013

The Day the Earth Stood Still - 1951 in the pit against 2008

We're back for another juicy reimagining episode!  Are you stoked?  We know we are.  This week, our selections differ more potently than our previous picks, and now the reigning title of "Longest time betwixt productions."  Half a century is quite a hefty number of years; while sentiments & culture have indeed altered greatly, the apex premise of this story holds just as true today as it did in 1951.

Also this week: Dissention in the RANKS!  The Cinema Sluts actually disagree on something.  Okay granted, we tend to disagree on a wide variety of topics most of the time, but this week it's official 'cause it's a Remake Episode & we knew you listeners were itching for another thematic scrapping.

Right, enough chit chat.  Let's boogie.

Klaatu Barada Nik *cough cough*         Okay then...that's it.

NEXT WEEK:  Crypticon.  We are doing our 1st panels!  Chris & I share 2 now - 1 Saturday on sparkly vampires, 1 on Sunday about extreme gore & horror.    http://crypticonseattle.com/panel-schedule/

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Episode #67: Concept Movies

May 12th, 2013

Humor, horror & humanity abound this week as we stepped outside the box & take the plunge to darker waters.  We've covered jumps (aww, Kris Kross) in the artistic medium before, so this week we harnessed that notion & took it full throttle.  But first, you gotta leave your zone of safety.  You gotta manufacture Inspirado with us.  Savvy?

Concept albums have been an industry staple for nigh on sixty years now.  From Woody Guthrie to The Who to NIN, the spectrum is vast & the talent immeasurable.  What happens when you take the Concept Album & channel it thru another artistic avenue?  No, not sock puppets, although that may be a thought worth pursuing.  We are the CINEMA Sluts, so let's talk celluloid.  We chose this power trio for their inherent variety.  Plus, Chris had yet to see our final powerhouse of a film.

  • The Pick of Destiny
  • Strangeland
  • The Wall

Like Tool and Yes, these are not destined to be on every movie shelf, but it is easy enough to respect the effort taken even if it's not your taste.  Join us for a deep-dish discussion of music meets movie in a powerful way.

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Episode #66: Timeless Comedies

May 5th, 2013

Here at Triforce headquarters, we strive to avoid a lot of the cliché lists/rankings that permeate the film world nowadays.  Our choices revolve more around specific topics & themes.  Said choices are not necessarily a 'Ranked" measure of the films we review. Now, let all of that soak in...  AND completely disregard it for the episode.  This week we're lining up our shots (Na'na'na'na'na'na) and going out for extra-terrestrially modified burgers afterwards in celebration.  A cozy course of comedy episodes we are hoping to initiate, this week each of us chose a film that reflects our own concept of timeless-ness. Of course, you're saying to yourself:  "That's only two flicks Chris & Matt.  Don't you usually do a third?"  Oh yes, observant listener...  we do.  In this instance, the 3rd film was our Muse that sparked the WHOLE thing; which is why we gave it top billing, extra quotes and synchronized swimming for good measure.  Post editing - THAT scene is a bit ridiculous amidst otherwise real-world 80s comedy.

  • Caddyshack
  • Evolution
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Are other movies funnier?  Sure.  Are these our absolute favorites?  No.  They can be funny whether or not you grew up during their release, and are therefore timeless.

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