March 12th, 2017
- 40-Year-Old Virgin
For once in 5 years, we truly let the hate out the gate. The bile has bubbled over and off-the-cuff remarks will no longer cut it: we must tear into that which hurts our brains & heart (and eyes & ears, of course). The 2nd movie was not the intended target, but it fit with the issues at hand in its own way. There will be a 3rd movie from the hate pil in the next episode that will feature Chris Fred!!! Keep an ear out for that. Until then, courage -
Notes: Perhaps a reason why Matt preferred Trainwreck is that Amy Schumer wrote the screenplay as well. He also just realized he has misspelled and mispronounced Angus' last name as McFAYDEN instead of McFADYEN for 20 years!!
Links: Zack & Miri features Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogan, & Gerry Bednob. Wet Hot American Summer has Paul Rudd & Banks. Catherine Keener: Being John Malkovich, Capote. Emily Watson: Red Dragon, Cold Souls (see the Malkovich link above). Sean Bean: LOTR. Angus McFadyen: Titus, Braveheart. Taye Diggs: Basic, Go. Christian Bale: Batman Begins, Dark Knight, American Psycho, The Prestige. Kurt Wimmer: Law Abiding Citizen, Street Kings (somehow we forgot to mention that).
ALSO: here is the wheezing the ju uice scene with a young Gerry Bednob.
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!!
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.
November 7th, 2016
It's TV Time again!!! Join Matt as he acts like your personal TV guide. Television has been a great asset in learning the highs and lows of making serial entertainment. Modern media (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu) has learned from many of those lessons and started with a bang. Even Youtube is making original content. What a great time to absorb tons of visual fluff!! Staycations are now a possibility to catch up on your queue and binge some new shows at home. The quality of the home entertainment flood has increased drastically in the last decade or so. TV isn't necessarily in its death throes, but it is closer than some desire we imagine. Slip your shoes off & enjoy some joy over the babble box.
Our twitter is @CinemaSluts if you wanna find us there!!
Just for you peeps - Matt looked up the writers for Supergirl after all: half of 18 are women. Shane Black only wrote the 1st 2 LW films (3 & 4 were character writing credits). We discussed Jeffrey Wright in Casino Royale. He & Thandie Newton were in W (Powell & Rice), just in case you haven't had enough political input this year (wink wink nudge nudge).
Correction: Death style contractors are not a thing; Death STAR contractors was what he meant to say (as in Clerks - also applies to the thankless jizzmopper job).
July 30th, 2016
GUEST HOST: BOB FOSTER
- Odd Thomas/
- House of D/
- Alpha Dog/
Ahoy comrades!! Today we pay tribute to another fallen star. We already wanted to talk about these movies, and this was a great yet tragic way to link them. At 27, Yelchin has contributed a great deal with the few dozen movies he did. We've covered his excellence in the Fright Night remake episode. Only so much to say here - just listen to the episode as we swoon over this young talent makin' da magic!
Upon looking at Zelda Williams again - she is in fact Melissa, the main girl that Tommy is pursuing in the film. She does an awesome job.
We neglected to mention when discussing the modern Universal monster movies: DON'T watch Wolman, either!! Love for Anthony Hopkins or Benicio del Toro will not make this movie enjoyable. Trust us.
Here's the only version of the Key & Peele sketch to be found: 'magical negro'
Hey!! SNL caught up with the internet!! here's DD as Goldblum: celeb jeopardy
We found the cake cartoon (better than the original scene): you want this cake
We never mentioned the Ratings, which we don't really side with (esp. the critics):
Odd Thomas: IMDB - 69%, Rotten Tomatoes - critic 34%, audience 65%
House of D: IMDB - 70%, Rotten Tomatoes - critic 10%, audience 73%
Alpha Dog: IMDB - 67%, Rotten Tomatoes - critic 55%, audience 67%
For the hardcores still reading down here - the girl Matt couldn't remember is Dominique Swain: Travolta's daughter in Face/Off... which is half-blocked outta Matt's mind (can you guess which half?). You'll see her whether we talk about her or not; she has 600 films in post right now.
July 23rd, 2016
What's this you ask?? It's a bit o' TV Time!!
While setting up for a delayed episode, we opted to give you a slice of what we watch when we aren't doin' flicks for you lovely folks. The majority of these shows are in fact Netflix original content, as they have been leading the pack in creating original ideas and remaking a thing or two that failed. There are some cable shows mentioned also that Matt recently finished (Echo Base didn't quite get to finishing SOA together). This decade is fast becoming a new Golden Age of television-style serial shows.
INTRO/OUTRO: Death Bed Confession - get their stuff on iTunes, Spirit, Google Play, Pandora. Awesome band from Denver!!
BTW, Chris & Matt are working through the 3rd Season of Arrow. Chris couldn't get through the Flash, but Matt really dug it (it's worth getting through the 1st half for the 2nd half of the 1st season). Like Netflix, the 2 shows have different tones, so it doesn't feel like the same show with different costumes (except the certain writing moments when it does
EDIT 8/21: Matt finished Arrow S3 - a nice ramp-up over the season; he almost gave up, glad he didn't. He also finished Stranger Things & it is greeeaaaatt!!! Stick it through for the 2nd half.
Here is the filthy Deadwood vid: CS
Thankfully, someone also put the Robot Chicken clips together: White Wine
July 9th, 2016
Red vs. Smokin' Aces /
Oh such ultraviolence we have in store for you this week! Though 80's clothing isn't back in vogue (thankfully), the crazy action flick has reared its mostly awesome head again. Style and artistry can overlay and even make fun of a genre that has often taken itself so seriously of late (we're looking at you Nolan - lovingly).
Are these movies equals, does one do it better? They both had sequels after all. Tune in to find out the verdict.
June 26th, 2016
Featured Art: Jeffrey Veregge. Buy T-shirts with some of his art here!! https://shop.fingersduke.com/collections/jeffrey-veregge?page=1
Is it over yet?! After this, yes - for now... but go see Civil War (it's still in theaters as of 6/26). Our last Marvel installment, finally. Whew!! We'll get away from costumes & explosions for a while, we swears on the precious. No fantasy either!! We will honor the latest of our fallen cinematic comrades next episode.
Despite some of the back & forth moments in this episode about tidbits & their implications, this movie remains for the Triforce Folk one of the strongest Marvel movies. Twice the Iron Man films have devoted attention to powerful enemies: those on the inside. PTSD is actually portrayed in this movie! Even those who like/love this movie admit to it being at odds with the other Marvel films, likely exactly as Shane Black intended. If anyone ever said it feels like a Lethal Weapon movie with RDJ; um, sure... in the most awesome of ways!! Listen as we go deep into the grooves of this wonderful bizarro superhero departure.
Here's a great promo for IM3 that was almost the episode pic: Paltrow Pic
As to the art used - msg us on FB & we'll tell you where to go. It's a secret on this particular post for reasons..
NOTE: To clarify our collective thoughts on Spiderman: The boast of the best is the Representation of the character - which can't trump the full-length films, but the way that Karl Urban captured Bones that you knew him before he said his name... we thought Tom Holland nailed it with very little time to work with. Perhaps Matt dug it most.
Gwyneth Paltrow - Se7en
.Terence Howard - William Sadler - Ben Kingsley
Here is the 1st Marvel compilation we did with the 1st Avengers - Marvel Week
*This episode covered Ultron, Ant-Man, Jurassic World & Rogue Nation - Summer Spectacular.
June 10th, 2016
This week, we take you down the path where the Fox lives. As it lives, it chokes out so much potential from various franchises & series. Is it better now than it was when they took hold of Xmen nearly 20 years ago (we know, right?!) ? Put on some leather & spandex and tune in to find out... We will say up front that the newer Xmen films have managed to attach new faces to characters that we can love (Lawrence, Fass & Mac).
Apocalypse thoughts. Matt had fun and liked Oscar Isaac's performance better than the trailers. Characters were under-used; if we look at ladies, Civil War did it better. His take was that Marvel lapped itself in the month of May, but really they lapped Fox.
While spending less than Marvel for CA Civil War (see our thoughts in the write-up for the last episode below), it made about 1/3 in its opening weekend.
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:
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:.
September 25th, 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron/
Mad Max: Fury Road/
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation/
Straight Outta Compton (now fully discussed in #180!!)/
*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!!
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.
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 a 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 & a gas can, and try not to honk in the car.
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