March 25th, 2017
GUEST HOST: CHRIS FRED!!
Featured Art: Jeffrey Veregge. Buy T-shirts with some of his art here!! https://shop.fingersduke.com/collections/jeffrey-veregge?page=1
The intended 1st segment for the previous episode, the venom was in buckets which led it to become its own beast. After hundreds of movies, we finally let loose on a flick from the Bay shelf - the only one we can really stand to talk about (other than the rock, here's that episode link!). With so much love for the original Transformers movie (that link here!) & series, we were so PRIMEd to love it. Alas, Mizzle Bizzle makes it hard to enjoy anything retooled with his equipment. Chris also give almost 2 cents on Equilibrium, & 6 or 7 cents on Apatow.
Links: Bay - The Rock. John Turturro - Coens II, III. Tyrese Gibson - Flight of Phoenix
Notes: Matt was wrong about F7. It was in the top 10 highest-gross of all time, which we still think is a bit sad. It wasn't the U.S. that thought so, however - we were about 20% of the total in ticket sales. Action as a uniform medium for an international audience heavily affects the modern blockbuster market. The main reason we won't see another Independence Day film: no one cared in the overseas market... Here's the top 100 to make you happy and sad.
Matt meant to mention the Audi-geddon in Capt. Amer. Civil War. Nearly every car in it is an Audi, but at least you have to look to notice...
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 19th, 2016
Featured Art: Roby Amor - find more of his pop art works here http://robyamor.deviantart.com/art/The-Last-of-the-Mohicans-447170104
Allllrighty Then!! What started as an episode about escape became rather important (and long as this is only 1 of 3!). It can be hard for stories about American history to avoid feeling like a lecture. Few of them clock in at less than 3 hours, either. Last of the Mohicans is significant for so many reasons, the easiest of which is that it is entertaining. It also has many layers woven within it that do not feel as outwardly powerful as they in fact are. Learning a thing or two and walking away without hating an entire group is not always an easy task. This movie can make you think without a need to make you angry.
What else can be said? Tune in to find out. Then come back to us in 2 weeks to find out what else goes alongside this story with our conclusion to "Last of the _____" group.
Here is the article on the Pipeline: Good News.
LINKS: Bishop of Battle, Manhunter, LOTR pt I, pt II, pt III.
Trevor Jones: Richard III, Dark City, Dark Crystal.
Randy Edelman: Kindergarten Cop, Twins, Osmosis Jones.
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).
October 24th, 2016
GUEST HOST: BOB FOSTER
We made an episode about movies for kids that can give you nightmares - here is the LINK for that... What about kids seeing movies they are not old enough to handle? These movies actually caused nightmares for Matt & his co-host. Carrying over from our last episode, the creepiness of these works of terror persist in making you squirm in your seat a bit (if not a lot). Cut off your hand and throw on a coat as we take you on another scary ride to round out October!!
Music note: the Big Trouble in Little China track is from an artist called 331 Erock. You can buy that album at CDBaby
or on I-tunes. Here one of many Halloween tributes he has done: Halloween 2015
. All his songs kick ass!!
Note: Matt realized after that he mixed Conan the Destroyer with Red Sonja as he watched all 3 of those movies so much growing up: Sandahl Bergman is the villain, not Sarah Douglass, and Mako is in the 2 Conan films. We left that bit in there to show our mortality, that we are not the perfect beings that editing can have you believe.
Kurt Russell: Stargate (that page links to all other Russell episodes)
Here's Baby Time. You can find Auralnauts Star Wars from there!
October 7th, 2016
GUEST HOST: BOB FOSTER!!
We did an episode about movies that were a bit scarier than intended. As one grows up, some things don't affect us the same way, and we scoff at what bothered our child brains. There are those few films, however, that continue to probe into our psyche and push our instinctual fear buttons in some form or other. When a flick can still make you uncomfortable as an adult, that is quite a feat.
Poltergeist was the 1st title to pop into this on our master list as it still kicks so much hinder! Since we turned into babble fish over this masterpiece, you'll just have to wait until a few Saturdays for the next installment to round out this discussion on things that remain potent after plenty of other stories have attempted to stack up. There was even a remake in the last year, and for those who have seen it - don't worry, we don't spend too much time on it...
**Here is the site where you can buy the t-shirt with the design used in the thumbnail:
After recording, Matt looked at the CinemaSins post for Poltergeist. We assure you, he had 5-6 of the same thoughts independent of that video. Great minds, eh? We also assure you that we are open
August 15th, 2016
The time for mistakes is upon you!! Never heard us screw up, you say? Well then, you have more episodes to seek out on the Podbean.com page!
As the struggle of schedules, guests, and locations continues, it seemed the right moment to hit you with an overdue Flubs episode. The clips here go all the way back to episode 152, so you've got plenty of Chris & David along with some guest host bits from the last year & change.
Just to keep us honest, there were only 88 clips to be wrangled into this tasty mess-up meal. Don't spoil your dinner and tell your friends! But tell them to listen to other episodes before listening to this one... This isn't the place to nurture a new person's love for us.
For those who adore the fails & extras - here are the 1st 3 flubisodes: 48
- One of the longest 'unknown noise' moments is actually stomach grumbling, just in case anyone imagines something more sinister.
Here's a clip for most of us who don't know/remember who the hell Robert Vaughn is: Magnificent Seven
Vaughn speaks at 1:30.
also - here's an interview & some lawyer commercials: Vaughn 2
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
May 31st, 2016
Whelp - so much for the short discussions for the moment. We had to break up the Marvel talk into 3 episodes, as looking over the studios took up some time. Stay tuned for more over the next month.
Spiderman 2 was a powerful followup to a movie that shook the earth with staggering numbers for its theater run. Was it big, listen bud - it made 114 of 137 million back by the 1st weekend!! X-men did 54 of 75 million 2 years before on its opening. Don't let their standing reputations undo the frantic success of their comparative openings. This one made 114 of 200 million its 1st weekend & easily cleared the budget since then. How well does it hold up? Listen in & hear how we see it after more than a decade.
As for Civil War: David & Matt both felt it was a great movie that managed to balance the characters (even new ones) pretty well. The new Spiderman was fantastic & definitely Matt's favorite representation thus far. Black Panther is awesome, Boseman knocked that outta the park (catch that 42 reference, hey - we covered that in episode 159
). Keep it up, Marvel proper. Apocalypse: we'll hit that next episode...
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!!
July 25th, 2015
Do you think you're going to die? Sure, we all do.. but how? HOW?!?!
May 31st, 2015
You will need your boombox & a Maxell 3-pack 'cause it's time for the ultimate podcast mix-tape! So crank your nostalgia meters to Eleven and come with us on a journey of soundtrack glory where love, loss & lust run rampant. Oh, the things we'll do to your cochlear passages!!!
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.
May 17th, 2015
just around the corner for us, we couldn't resist hopping back on the Remakes train. We have compared samurai to cowboys
, vampires to...well...vampires
; we've steered this labor-of-love locomotive across many parts of the globe. Now it's time to steer it back in time for Senior Prom.
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.
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 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.