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 1st, 2017
GUEST HOST: CHRIS FRED!!!
The whipped cream on top of our last episode, we delve way past Balrog territory on the Stranger Things tip. If the title is not enough - WARNING!! Do NOT listen to this episode unless you have finished the 1st Season of the show currently available.
What else to say? We get to be clear on why we dig this action... Happy 2017, people!
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!!
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!
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.
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...
May 15th, 2016
Return of the Jedi
We close the book on the SW saga (the parts that matter most to us, that is). At least until new stuff comes out. We love Mads Mikkelsen you may remember (did you hear that Mads Episode
?), so Rogue One may require a segment in the future not so long ago. We continue to talk about the fandom surrounding this trilogy. One thing we didn't mention was the change of the original ewok song, which we love!
Have a SW story you'd like to share?: Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post on the Cinema Triforce page on Facebook.
If the Wars ain't your thing, sweat it not. Next Week - we tread into Marvel territory for a bit. Strange that they're both Disney properties now... so far, that hasn't mattered. Maybe George Lucas provided the perfect lesson for leaving your art alone once it is out in the world.. the story is no longer yours, and the public responds compared to the source material - not the author.
The only episode referenced here is Batman for Billie Dee Williams.
Here is the 7-Up guy that sounds like Vader: the Uncola
We mentioned the vader sessions in this section, but linked it on the Hope/Empire episode (as these were going to be a single episode before we got to a'ramblin').
While we're mad with hyperlink power, here more auralnauts: Kylo Ren Outtakes
A hardcore note for the hardcore listeners: Matt realized while editing that David was doing a yoda impression, not Miss Piggy (also Frank Oz) - though the Pulp Fiction line was still out there! It's Baby Time!! Baby Baby Time!!!
April 30th, 2016
Episodes IV & V (VI will be the next episode)
Finally what some of you have been waiting for - a look at the sleeper hit series of the 70's & 80's. Even those who have avoided seeing Star Wars films cannot deny how enTRENCHed they are in the social psyche. Apparently they mean so much to us that we couldn't wrangle them into a single episode!
This may feel a bit different, as there is a significance beyond just viewing the films. With this & the upcoming episode, we discuss some of the social phenomena along with personal experiences surrounding the films.
With few small exceptions, we actually don't spoil it for those who may opt to watch them after hearing us babble on about them.. we won't FORCE anyone to see them, of course.
Naturally, we used as many opportunities to include songs from the late great Prince - a terrible loss to powerful, lasting music coming from a man unafraid of looking and being exactly what he wanted..
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
January 17th, 2016
- No particular movies, but there is a moment or two about Star Wars (no spoilers) -
Along with Star Wars, we spoke of a few things out at the end of the year. Catch some smatterings/recommendations for Creed, The Revanent, The Hateful 8.
A degree or two from a flubisode, we spent some time making sure the new setup worked after a bad audio file made our job super hard in editing. This episode is essentially a spontaneous conversation, but also a peak into how it makes sense that we do this podcast about movies (and maybe not some of the provocative things we discuss here..) . We gave it an introduction so you don't feel like you were dropped in the deep end. The 'outro' risked being as long as the original file once we got going!
The same love went into putting this together, so we hope it feels like it belongs among the rest. Enjoy!
Not quite deleted material, not quite behind the scenes, you may yet come away with some value from listening to our ranting. Heck, you're here and read along this far, right??
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: email@example.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
: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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!!
August 8th, 2015
If we aren't looking at our phones, we're looking at our watches. Need more time? How about another lifetime? These movies provide different looks & styles for doing it all over again. Length, cost, level of excitement or confusion: all of these can make you love or hate stuff like this. Each of the 2 discussed has its own approach to the concept of reincarnation or simultaneous choices. You get to see the path not taken in addition to that other one... What were we sayin'?
Just watch 'em - love 'em, hate 'em; just make sure you see them to find out how they affect you.
Which of these two titans is the darkest timeline (link) ?
Here is a site for our friend Jeffrey Veregge (amazing tribal comic & pop art)
Music Lovers: Here is the whole song for Speed Racer we used
covered by Stan Bush (The Touch, Dare, Bloodsport Theme).
Drinking game fans: Mr Nobody - Every time there is a single
leaf shown. Cloud Atlas - Every scene with Hugo Weaving. If that
seems like too much, go with Keith David..