Episode #210: Remakes for Debate III

May 5th, 2017

Death Game (1977) versus Knock Knock (2015)

It should be noted up front that the Sluts LOVE John Wick (& #2!).  Here is that episode as evidence.  Not sure how it wasn't mentioned, to be honest.

Right, right - onto the actual episode description.  Matt compares a remake with a different name.  Were they distancing themselves from the original (like Disney from the original Tron?) despite having many from the old film as producers?  The old title does kinda sound like a slasher title...  
If nothing else, these might sell themselves with women invading homes as the plot.  Some who have seen the older film may want to defend it, but we'd be curious if it feels the same to watch it today after 40 years.  Does the new version offer a different feel, or enough of a similar feel?  Tune in & find out!

Notes:  When he said Medea, he meant the Greek tragedy, not the modern comedy movie tragedies.

Links:  coming soon. (grin)

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Episode #202: Inheritance I’d Rather Watch

January 15th, 2017

GUEST HOST:  GODFREY!

 Greedy (1994) vs. Brewster's Millions (1985)

 

 If you don't play the lottery, one of the likeliest windwalls you can receive is money from relatives.  Death is a serious & usually sad thing, yet it has been a device for comic movie plots more than once.  Today we bring you 2 such examples from different decades. Who will come out on top when it comes to bickerin' over bullion?  

Links:  Michael J Fox - Back 2 Futures.   John Candy Episode. Clue (Michael Lynn)
          Kubrick Episode (Spartacus).  Schwarzenegger 1 (K-Cop) & 2 (Twins).  Chris made a vid summary of the 2nd Arnold-isode.  View it here!  Share it - more views!!

Notes:  

So I Married an Axe Murderer actually came out in between the Wayne's World movies (same year as #2), not before.

Siobhan Fallon Hogan has about 60 roles, but Matt stands behind his statement of mostly forgotten characters despite great performances.

Here's a trailer for a newer 'film' that Joyce Hyser was in:  TURN DOWN YOUR VOLUME :)

Art of Revenge.  For all you 3rd Eye Blind fans...

Also, Lin Shaye was the character actor Matt was trying to think of... not to be confused with Linda Hunt.

Johnathan Lynn (Greedy) in fact directed Distinguished Gentleman that had some similarities to a part of Brewster's Millions.

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Episode #200: Stranger Things

December 18th, 2016

GUEST HOST:  CHRIS FRED!!!

As we officially ring in our 2nd 100th episode we chose to talk some TV that blew our friggin' child minds!!  Being a child of the 80's is not at all required for the show, but boy howdy does it add a thing or two if you are.  As many things from our youth featuring young actors age poorly, this is a great modern capture of that era - so you get to see something 80's with amazing performances, music, fx, etc.  Oh, good, freaky times.

Not much else to say.  We say enough in the episode.  Listen & find out!  Also, get Netflix:  they are overflowing with original tv/movie goodness.

Coming next:  a Spoiler-sode for Stranger Things!!

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Episode #181: Epic-sode IX Lawrence of Arabia

April 3rd, 2016

ONE MAN...    ONE MATCH...   ONE CROSSFADE TO ONE SUN...

Peter O'Toole is Hollywood royalty, notorious both on and off screen.  Sit down with us as we talk about the movie that started it all.  As long movies from earlier eras go, some get too self-indulgent and don't necessarily have the writing to hold up in modern times.  If they do, the casts don't always have the performance to make it all work.  See our discussion of Ben Hur as an example.  We can still comfortably claim before it comes out that the original will be better than the upcoming remake with 300-style yelling added.  
 
Lawrence of Arabia lives up to its hype.  Is it lengthy?  Yes, but rings & potters taught us to sit for long periods again..  This is an amazing feat in presenting a world not looked at much in films at the time (how much Africa or African culture was in Casablanca?), yet is somewhat universal and still important in seeing how we argue and fight, sometimes over small differences. 
Maurice Jarre: School Ties, Ghost, Fatal Attraction
Peter O'Toole:  Lion in Winter
For those who really want to know:  Matt didn't watch the Alec Guinness version of Great Expectations in school...

For those who love math:  IX is correct, as we accidentally labelled 2 episodes as IV; now it is your fault for not telling us for nearly 2 years!!
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Episode # 179: Resurrection I’d Rather Watch

February 29th, 2016

Flatliners vs. The Lazarus Effect

Some tales are told constantly in film:  the star-crossed lovers, the underdog sports team, the guy who invented Islam (Zuckerberg or Al Gore, can't remember).  Why beat a dead horse when you can just Bring it Back to Life?!  1990 dukes it out with 2015 to see who is better at loving the dead.  

Here is the link for Joe's Falling Down Episode with us.

Here are links for Kiefer: Phone Booth, Lost Boys, and Young Guns.  
Kevin Bacon: full links on Episode 186.  Julia Roberts: Confessions of a Dangerous MindCloser, and Hook.

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Episode # 175: Dark Comedy Duo

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!!
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Episode #173: Mystery Science Theater 3000 x 3

December 6th, 2015
Guest Host:  David Biehn!!
  • /Eegah
  • /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: cinemasluts@gmail.com ), 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 and Pumaman: 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)."  
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Episode #171: The Godfrey Shuffle

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.  
Link for: Airborne downhill  
  • Links for episodes mentioned:.  
Eddie Murphy:  Mulan.  Jacob Vargas:  Traffic 
Jack Black:  Kung Fu PandaPick of DestinyHigh Fidelity 
Edie McClurg:  Ferris BuellerNatural Born KillersPlanes Trains & Automobiles
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Episode #169: Summer Summary Slut Spectacular

September 25th, 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron/
Mad Max:  Fury Road/
Jurassic World/
Terminator Genysis/
Ant-Man/
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation/
Straight Outta Compton (now fully discussed in #180!!)/
Ex Machina/

*also a bit of TV hero talk - not something we do a lot..*

We mention Pitch Perfect 2 & Tomorrowland, though we had not seen them.

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 all we discuss, you ask?

Well, tune in & find out.  Come on, dooo ittt!! Listen, we're heeere!!

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Episode #156: More Robot Than Robot

March 8th, 2015
With CHAPPiE 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.
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Episode #155.2: Talking Long & Hard

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..
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Episode #155: 80’s Teens Rue the Day

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.

 

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Mini-Sode: Episode #69

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:


Arnold Schwarzenegger & Green Beret Marshmallows for Breakfast


  

Episode #154: Epic-sode VI: Ben-Hur

January 25th, 2015
Ben-Hur
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!! 

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Episode #153: Our Helen Keller Tribute

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.  
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