February 10th, 2017
Moviegoers are drowning in sequels, reboots, origins, and recycled ideas. Sometimes it feels right, sometimes it's too soon (lookin' at you, Spider-Man!!). Sometimes a sequel is a huge gamble after too much time has passed. On the other hand, some franchises won't let a year go by without another installment (Speed & Anger-ous, anyone?). Looking specifically at the Hot Tub Time Machine movies, we also cover a handful of titles that are abound in recent times.
Franchises mentioned: Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Zoolander, Mad Max, Indiana Jones, Planet of the Apes, Terminator, and Pirates of the Carribbean. Alright, 2 handfuls.
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!
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 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
September 11th, 2016
GUEST HOST: JOE OLSON!!
- Good Night & Good Luck
- The Social Network
Knowledge is power, right? So trying to stay on top of things is important. You can't know everything though - that would take WEEKS!! Thankfully, the evening news was there to fill us in. As tide has turned toward technology beyond television with the internet, many of us stay informed through online sources.
The 2 movies look at the end of a news era and the beginning of a new medium for information. Are we better informed with the deluge of info at our fingertips?? Listen to find out.
"Hey, what about newspapers, you say? Stand by for the next episode that also features JOE!!
BTW - Matt was thinking of the Natural Born Killers soundtrack with a lot of NIN tracks, not Lost Highway.
Links to come when the internet behaves at home...
June 26th, 2016
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 -
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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??
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..
July 12th, 2015
In the past, our pursuit of the EPIC-sode has taken us from the foggy moors of Scotland to the history-laden shores of the Ganges. Terrain that we’ve yet to explore in all its moist epic-ness (or epic moistness?) is on tap this week.
Okay, it’s not so much terrain as an element (like Earth, Wind & Fire, not like the science-y element as it's a compound). It can be harsh, intoxicating & cruel. Is there a better setting to have an EPIC told in?
The answer is no
Das Boot’s been on our radar ever since our inception, but seeing as neither of us had screened it, we wanted to keep it in our proverbial “Back Catalog” til a time arose when it might rise from the murky abyss and show us all what “Epic” really means.
Suffice to say: We were not disappointed and neither shall you be.