Episode #289: Epic-sode XII - Zodiac

June 22nd, 2020

Another visit to Fincher Corner brings about a movie we've long wanted to cover.  Not necessarily your typical murder mystery, it dramatizes an actual killer & his actual pursuers.  Um, played by actors of course, but a tremendous amount of effort was involved
to include some of the real folks as consultants.  Check it out!

Links:  David Fincher: Fight Club, Se7en, Social Network, James Vanderbilt: Basic, RundownDavid ShireShort Circuit,  Jake Gyllenhaal: Donnie Darko (also spoiler episode),  Soloist (has all RDJ links),  Mark RuffaloSpotlight,  Dermot Mulroney: Young Guns,  Phillip Baker HallMagnolia

YouTube vids - When Truth is Stranger than Fiction, Infographics.

Episode #288: The Fall of Michael Keaton

June 9th, 2020
  • Mr. Mom/
  • Multiplicity/
  • Desperate Measures/

This week we peruse the trajectory of ol' MK as his characters alter from a good fellow into a bad dude.  Have your clone make some popcorn & scope it out!

LINKS:  Michael KeatonSpiderman Homecoming (has other MK links), 

Episode #287: Asian Celebration II, Kurosawa

May 25th, 2020
  • Throne of Blood/
  • Dersu Uzala/
  • Sanjuro/

A tasty batch of film delights from Japan, with one venturing beyond to tell a Russian tale.  

Links:  2019 Kurosawa Episode (has links to his previous films).

Episode #286: Asian Celebration I

May 14th, 2020
  • Parasite (Korea)
  • Wandering Earth (China)
  • The Good, The Bad, & The Weird (Korea)

Honoring Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, we look at some amazing things offered to us in recent years from filmmakers outside the U.S. Have at it, people!!

Episode #284: Racing-sode

April 8th, 2020

GUEST HOST:  GODFREY!!

  • The Wraith
  • Rat Race
  • One Crazy Summer

A chill episode about wacky movies; 2 slices of 80's with cheese & a millennial approach to ensemble road movies.

LINKS:  Sherilyn FennThrashin' (also Rad),  Nick Cassavetes/J Peter RobinsonBlind Fury,  Randy QuaidXmas Vacation, Breckin MeyerGo,  Cuba Gooding JrBoyz in the Hood (has links for Outbreak, Losing Isaiah),  Amy SmartButterfly Effect, Wayne KnightJurassic Park,  John PowellEvolution, Shrek, I am Sam,  John CusackHigh Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank (also Young Guns for Sheen), Being John Malkovich, Hot Tub Time MachineJoel MurrayGod Bless AmericaWhoopi Goldberg/Demi Moore/Jerry ZuckerGhostCurtis ArmstrongRisky Business, Bobcat Goldthwait:  Scrooged (also God Bless America above). 

Also, here is the Robot Chicken Boba Fett sketches.

Episode #283: Elizabeth Shuffle

March 25th, 2020
  • Red Lights (Elizabeth Olsen)
  • Waking Madison (Elizabeth Shue)
  • Man on a Ledge (Elizabeth Banks)

All these Elizabeths have been in my orbit lately, so paying them tribute seemed the only way to go.  Trusting each of them as actors, all 3 movies were unseen prior to the episode.  Happy to report I have happy things to report.  Take a sniff:  it smells like a burger, a soccer ball, and a hammer!

Links:  Bitter Balcony TMNT episode

Episode #282: Non-Gentlemen

March 9th, 2020
  • The Transporter
  • The Foreigner
  • Layer Cake

Something we haven't done for an episode in quite a while, here's a trio to watch INSTEAD of The Gentlemen, which does not get our stamp of super approval.  Passable, but not quality Guy Ritchie.  Through the details, we found some interesting connections between this seemingly random assortment.

Note:  the meanie face dude in Transporter was in 2 of the Blade flicks (as 2 different characters) & a few of the Fast & Furious movies also, so many may know him though Matt does not.

Episode #281: The Hateful 8 (extended)

February 25th, 2020

RE-POST WITH FULL AUDIO!!

Mark it down as one of the few times Matt'll talk about a western genre film.  Through this you'll come to be advised about which version wore it better, along with some wisdom nuggets about a few movies out in theaters.  Hear it, drink it, love it!! 

Links:  Big Trouble in Little China, Guardians o Galaxy 2 (has all Kurt Russell links), Annihilation, Hudsucker Proxy, Robocop, Oldboy, Snakes on a PlaneAfro Samurai, Long Kiss Goodnight, Jurassic ParkTrue RomanceComing to AmericaIncrediblesDie Hard '3',  Basic, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill 2the Burbs, Fistful of Dollars.

If it's any indication how Matt's head is boiled, Annihilation was done a year ago & he thought it was pretty recent...

Episode #280: Snippet-sode (Red 2)

February 8th, 2020

Description & links pending - just listen!!

 

LINKS:  Red (has Bruce Willis links, also Mirren, Malkovich except Penguins, A-Team and G.I. Joe), Galaxy QuestTraffic
Anthony Hopkins: Silence o' Lambs, Red DragonDracula, Titus, Meet Joe Black.

Episode #279: Action Shuffle

January 28th, 2020
  • Widows/
  • Alita: Battle Angel/
  • Wonder Woman/

Our 1st shuffle-sode of the decade!!  With varying levels of financial success, all 3 of these movies are tremendous to us.  May they all gain the notoriety they deserve as quality entertainment.

 - The Sia song is actually from Wonder Woman, not Alita, so watch THOSE credits with your kids!

Episode #278: Triplet of the Apes

January 13th, 2020
  • RISE of the ...
  • DAWN of the ...
  • WAR for the ...

We have been saturated with franchises since the 2000's, old and new; vampires, Shire folk, warrior teens, robots in unique outfits, people in capes 'n' tights.  The 2nd attempt to rekindle the Planet of the Apes saga made money, but really is not spoken of enough for the Sluts to feel appeased.  So we devoted a whole episode to paying the new trilogy tribute.

Episode #277: Astounding Sound

December 23rd, 2019
  • A Quiet Place
  • Mother!
  • Raging Bull

Do you hear what I hear?  What sound are we talkin' aboot?  Listen in, get it sorted!  2 amazing movies, and a 3rd one that is very popular... (grin)

Episode #276: Outside Knives Out

December 9th, 2019
  • The Misguided (Katherine Langford)/
  • The Ice Man (Michael Shannon)/
  • Logan Lucky (Daniel Craig)/

Behold!  Another venture fanning out from a movie in the theaters to see what else the actors have been in.  Plenty o' Bond films, but did you SEE Logan Lucky?!  Maybe you should - see what Matt has to say aboot it.

ALSO - go see Knives Out with the fam:  a hilariously good experience.

Episode #275: Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance

November 25th, 2019

As the day of gluttony arrives, we bring a binge of the new series based on 1982's The Dark Crystal from Jim Henson.  Plenty of modern attempts have fallen way short of previous incarnations or installments of a franchise/story.  Hoping for the best, this show blew Matt's cursed mind!  After so much time, capturing the majesty & creating a larger plot with a similar blend of awe and fear was not likely, yet it was done with gusto.  Come listen to the gushing, plus the idea for a follow-up episode where we'll dig deeper into what this show represents on various levels.

Episode #273: King of Flix

October 28th, 2019
  • Gerald's Game/
  • In the Tall Grass/
  • 1922/

Stephen King is so legendary that you'll waste your time seeking a person that doesn't know who he is.  Lately, seeing everything of his produced on screen is becoming very difficult - too many to keep track of for a mere mortal.  Clearly Netflix likes his stuff, and clearly the Sluts like Netflix, so it just made sense to do this episode as we round out October.  A variety of horror style flavors with good performances all around.