Episode # 219: Series v. Movie - 13 Reasons Why

September 9th, 2017

Does more time = better quality or depth of story?  Can you compare long-hand plotlines to something told over roughly 2 hours?  This week, our answer is yes.  Of course, the series details combined with the topic created a need for a 2-parter.  Next Episode:  To The Bone.

With an already long episode, we don't wanna bog you down here with a description, except to say:  If you're currently feeling on edge, we can't guarantee this discussion will help at the moment or that you should watch the show before maybe finding some help.  

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7 in the U.S.

The site below has a list of international #'s to call.

http://ibpf.org/resource/list-international-suicide-hotlines

Thanks for listening, we hope it does some good.  
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Episode #206: Hatorade

March 12th, 2017
  • 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • Equilibrium

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.

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Episode #204: Sequel-sode I Hot Tub Time Machine & others

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.

Links:  

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Episode #191: Flubisode IV - Live Free or Flub Hard

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: 4898151.

- 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

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Episode # 190: 3 Degrees of Anton Yelchin

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!

Notes:
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.

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Episode # 189: TVsode I

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 Rachel Bloom's video:  F*ck Me Ray Bradbury

Here is the filthy Deadwood vid:  CS

Thankfully, someone also put the Robot Chicken clips together: White Wine

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Episode #171: The Godfrey Shuffle

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.  
 
Link for: Airborne downhill  
 
  • Links for episodes mentioned:.  
 
Eddie Murphy:  Mulan.  Jacob Vargas:  Traffic 
 
Jack Black:  Kung Fu PandaPick of DestinyHigh Fidelity 
 
Edie McClurg:  Ferris BuellerNatural Born KillersPlanes Trains & Automobiles
 
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Episode # 170: Ensemble Quilt Volume 1

October 25th, 2015
First off: these trailers don't do the movies or their tone justice - just trust us and watch 'em!

Blow that dust off your earbuds or headphones - the Triforce returns!!  Some movies are so full of actors, you know it's gonna take a while to even get through the list.  We made it simple by only looking at 2 in a sitting.  One blew up & was then forgotten; one didn't even have the exposure to be forgotten.  We now cast a light on 2 movies chock full of actors we now know, but were not the same stars when they were made.


Thanks for awaiting our return.  We should keep to the schedule of every other Saturday again from now forward.  Have a safe Halloween for those who partake - 

Links for episodes mentioned:  

Katie Holmes - Batman Begins.
 
James Duval - Donnie Darko. Also the Donnie Spoiler episode.

Sarah Polley - Dawn of the Dead.

William Fitchner - Dark KnightLone Ranger.

Glenn Close - Dangerous LiaisonsFatal AttractionLion in Winter.

Timothy Olyphant - Live Free or Die Hard (4).

Allison Janney - American Beautythe Help.

Carrie-Anne Moss - Matrix, Matrix 2/3

James Horner - Krull.  


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Episode #168: Post Traumatized Sluts

August 29th, 2015


It's one "crazy" episode this week as Chris and guest-star Dani (his wife) jump on their little gas powered scooter and navigate the side streets of the human psyche.  Now, while Sandler has indeed garnered accolades for his stellar performance in PTA's Punch Drunk Love, few know of this week's gem.  


Considering the lackluster trailer that the studio put out for this (making it look like a silver medal'd re-awokened bromance, rather than the real deal it is), we're not surprised that most people didn't get a chance to screen it.  Luckily for you all, we snatched it off the dusty DVD shelf and delved deep to deliver a stark, appreciatory episode. We hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording.
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Episode #162: Storytelling Soundtracks

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. 

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Episode #143: Messin’ with the Genre

November 1st, 2014
GUEST HOST:  JOE
Like William Shatner, horror has gone to such extremes that it now can refer to itself.  Like Leonard Nemoy, though it tries to deny it, it is often best when it just admits what it is according to the audience.  Through that, now horror can toy with the audience because so many things have been effectively set in stone.  We lined up 3 movies that have done this in the last decade, each with a different approach, different budget, and different levels of exposure and success.  

Once it is pointed at, some of these definitive moments can be quite funny to most people (not just us demented folk who always laugh at horror).  These films go so far as to cover a particular person in blood each time something happens.  Forget bullets, there is a bucket that has your name on it!  Enjoy the cinema slaughter.

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Episode #141:Friday vs. Elm Street

October 19th, 2014
They say "Third time's a charm."  So in this 3rd week in our celebration O' de Horror, we slashed through the pretentious red tape and gave you what you wanted.  Or at least, what we know you would've screamed for, had we not done it.

Whether it be Beatles vs. Elvis, Vans vs. Chucks or even Zepplin vs. Floyd (Don't ask us...that's too hard) there's always that question.  

For those of us fortunate enough to experience the 80's...in any version (formative years or otherwise) we salivated over this question like kids striving to make their Halloween candy last til Christmas.  It broke down social walls, established alliances & made us all yearn for that night when we would all file into a darkened midnight theater, turn our respective "Taste" dials down to ZERO and savor the succulent joy of the slaughter.

Plus, here is our Charity of the Week.

*Episode Image Note*  This week's image is taken from the amazing art of Tom Pollock Jr.  If you enjoy, head over to this site & give props.  

*correction:  Matt meant Paul Rodgers with Queen, not Roger Daltrey.
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Episode #137: Date Night II: Bad Date Night

September 20th, 2014
It can be hard to sort out what to watch on a 1st movie date.  This is your short list of what NOT to watch, as the night will end in heated debate.  A followup to our Date Night episode some time back (Episode 70), these movies are awesome, but have veeeerrrryyy touchy subjects.  Spanning 3 decades, this group deals in different age groups & types of issues.  There is also a timely U2 reference for the people with I-Phones.

Note:  we skipped over the actor for young Isaiah - Mark John Jeffries.  He was in Haunted Manson, Get Rich or Die Tryin', and Notorious.  He was excellent in Losing Isaiah playing a child with mental issues being born a 'crack baby.'  Barely uttering more than 1 word at a time, he breaks your heart multiple times. 

 Also, the Lone Wolf McQuade reference was a personal one about Matt mistaking David Carradine for Scott Glenn, but he took for granted that Chris wouldn't see the mistake to tag up on it.  Enjoy!
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Episode #130: Remakes for Serious

August 3rd, 2014
BATMAN
Adam West -VS- Michael Keaton

It's been 75 years since the Dark Knight first breached the collective consciousnesses of the world.  Now, eight decades, multiple re-brandings & tens of thousands of pages later, the crusade of the caped continues.

For those of us who adore film, the lore of the Worlds Greatest Detective has also born some choice pieces; two of which are the highlight of this week's episode.  While we reached our own conclusion regarding the fate of this bout, remember this doesn't make us "Right."  

That's the wonderful thing about Batman:  no matter what medium or version you prefer him in, he's still frekkin BATMAN...  and he's so F#$%ing tough (that's right).

P.S. : Here be the Grayson trailer we mentioned in the episode.  AWESOME! 
 

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Episode #116: It Should Have Been Worse Pt Deux

April 26th, 2014

Guest Host:  Jay Q

Beerfest

Ford Fairlane

Lone Ranger

 

Matt brings you good news from afar.  From the Misty Mountains Coors, he discovers more flix made of bricks and not sticks (nor styx).  Johnny Depp returns again with a movie rising out of the ashes of expected doom, as he starred in our 1st episode of movies better than expected - Episode 43.  With a little help from a Denver talent, his friend Jay helps lay down the law of the land of forgotten or neglected films.  Broken Lizard is somewhat infamous, but some folks missed the lesser known films (sakes, we haven't seen the most recent one!).  If a comedian doesn't get more than 1 movie out, it is forgotten that they tried except the select few viewers.  Many take the jewels of their childhood nile seriously, so they don't favor new attempts to strip-mine them for more money. 

Each of these stand out in ways that you don't expect.  They require a personal viewing to see how they strike you.  Jay & Matt offer some insight as to why they are in fact worth your time. 

Next week:  the sluts reunite!! 

Audio Note:  as this was done on different equipment, the quality is a bit off.  There were some moments where I re-recorded lines that clipped out & could not be heard.  There are even a few ticks for jokes/points that could not be lost, but could not be redone either.  It'll take you back to the days of 80's cable edits for R-rated films. 

 

 

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