Episode #210: Remakes for Debate III

May 5th, 2017

Death Game (1977) versus Knock Knock (2015)

It should be noted up front that the Sluts LOVE John Wick (& #2!).  Here is that episode as evidence.  Not sure how it wasn't mentioned, to be honest.

Right, right - onto the actual episode description.  Matt compares a remake with a different name.  Were they distancing themselves from the original (like Disney from the original Tron?) despite having many from the old film as producers?  The old title does kinda sound like a slasher title...  
If nothing else, these might sell themselves with women invading homes as the plot.  Some who have seen the older film may want to defend it, but we'd be curious if it feels the same to watch it today after 40 years.  Does the new version offer a different feel, or enough of a similar feel?  Tune in & find out!

Notes:  When he said Medea, he meant the Greek tragedy, not the modern comedy movie tragedies.

Links:  coming soon. (grin)

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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 # 180: More Than Violence

March 13th, 2016
Boyz in the Hood/
Fight Club/


This episode was going to be titled Violent Pornography for the longest time.  We chose better, we like to think.  Some movies are only the appeals they lean on: romance, violence, sex (listened to our Better Than Sex episode?), plenty go deeper in their story.  These 3 are epic in taking a magnifying glass to some harsher aspects of humanity.  Ladies - sorry to say that the screen time is more dude-ish this week, but there is a lot to learn for everyone.


To say it even before you listen, none of these movies are what you think if you have never watched them.  Compton is especially strong as a piece of music history for what N.W.A went through trying to take the gloves off with their songs.  You do not have to be a fan to enjoy the story & respect the fight they endured.  Neither of us box, but we can enjoy Rocky (except # 5)...  oh yeah, go rent Creed too!!


A History of Violence got edged out of this for Compton, as the video release allowed us to consider it against one of the actual members in their own movie.  

Here is a recent Blackish clip with Laurence Fishbourne (for those who missed it).


BTW:  Matt remembered 227 when he watched the intro - do you?


Links    John Singleton:  103  (also Fish & Cube). Ice Cube:  24111.
Laurence Fishburne:  471 (also F Gary Gray - Dir),
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Angela Bassett:  102.  Cuba Gooding, Jr:  137166 (also Brad Pitt).
Nia Long:  101.


Brad Pitt:  3, 931, 152. Ed Norton:  16.564105135  (& Giamatti).
Helena Bonham Carter:  17 (& Giamatti), 116.
Meatloaf:  67148. Jared Leto:  85126 (& Giamatti)167.

Paul Giamatti:  2343159.  

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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 #167: Multi-verse I’d Rather Watch

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..

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Episode #164: Around the World in 80 Minutes

June 28th, 2015
Hop aboard to hear of international fare as your globe trottin' sluts cruise the world in our official Cinema Triforce "Self-Sustaining Hot-Air" balloon. (Get it?  'Cause we talk a lot and we're full of hot air...right?)

Tired of American movies & reality, we outsourced our topic to save money and sanity.  Our wanderlust took us from 中华 (China) to भारत (India) and finally came to a halt in Norge (Norway).  With such an eclectic blend of cinema, we had our work cut out for us.  We leave it to you to enjoy one hell of a fun episode.  Plus, we made extra effort not to spoil anything this week, so if you haven't - SCREEN these flicks ASAP.  


PS: Trollhunter IS on Netflix.  

PPS:  Happy Pride!!  Have a Coke & sing in perfect harmony, dammit!!  Actually, drink Pepsi - they are ethically a better company to support for sugar-water.
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Episode #163: Action I’d Rather Watch

June 14th, 2015
Carnage & chrome abound as we scream from the internet rooftop our love of the ever-evolving modern-day "Action" movie.  As children of the 70's & 80's, sometimes it's difficult for us avoid the obvious comparisons (we're looking at you, Jason Momoa Conan).  However, we can still be surprised, and this week's choices certainly knocked the wind outta all four of our lungs.
As a versus-style episode, this one is more about the strong suits of each to guide you toward what you might prefer (though you should have already watched both, you slackers).  Do Chris & I agree??  Listen & find out!  Then write in and tell what we said; we already forgot..  'cause we're busy watchin' these movies again.

Hardcore note:  The 'get outta my car' is from the Hoff.  Here is the full glory of that video for those who have missed his renaissance.  Also, here is a Henry Rollins clip that we almost used for that moment..  classic Hank.  Here is totally classic Winger for those interested.

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Episode #152: In A Word: Interview

January 11th, 2015
We were tempted to churn this episode out a couple of weeks ago, when a certain hackneyed debacle was the topic of much discussion.  As it turned out, the theater ban lasted less than a week, so it didn't matter (in this country).

We didn't want to spend the entire episode in the Pitts, so what would've been an episode comprised of our sluttish commentary on censorship, cyber-terrorism & entertainment ethics morphed into a much more upbeat chapter for our "In A Word" series.  

So just sit back, relax and come along as we Weave this good ole' fashioned Cruise in your mind.  Also, we made wild Rice.  There's no clever (& short) link for Anne Rice.. sorry.

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Episode #150: TOLKIEN-SODE III: The Fellowship of the Ring

December 21st, 2014
Well folks, here it is - Our last Tolkien-sode.  The road does not go ever on as we say goodbye to Peter Jackson's LOTR movie adaptations.  Fellowship was the first taste of amazing for many of us.  For almost 50 years we were waiting; hoping beyond hope that someone talented enough could come along, rally like-minded enthusiasts and give a silver-screened face to characters that we treasured & loved.

What's our take on it?  Well, that's why ya gotta listen.  Worry not: we won't kill you with spoilers.  Especially in our talk of The Battle of the 5 Armies.  We have your best interests at heart.

And...  we may have lied at the beginning:  If you whip up enough of a frenzy, we may get around to the Rankin-Bass adaptations sometime.  No frenzy, no Sir Theodore as Gollum.  We'll just watch 'em ourselves & NOT tell you why we love them..  so there.  

Who knows.  We don't.  We just do what our Rice Krispies tell us to. 
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Episode #149: Bad-Ass Women:Part II

December 14th, 2014
In the vault of Female Film Bad-Assery, there are those who reign supreme as queens amongst the gentry.  Ellen Ripley & The Bride... we have mentioned, but there are more.  The mountain is lofty, but its population is far from limited.

Two more women join the ranks of this already formidable matriarchal monarchy.  Resolute, deadly & realistic in their portrayal, both have shaped the criteria by which so many contemporary female protagonists are judged.  Keep to the right & aim for the knees as we bring you more Bad-Assdom.  

We referred to a site that broke down a scene in Silence of the Lambs.  Also, we called it by the wrong name.  Here is the link:  Every Frame a Painting
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Episode #119:Tribute to Bob Hoskins

May 18th, 2014
2014 is definitely not pulling its punches.  Not even halfway thru the year and we've already lost some of the greatest:  Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple, Harold Ramis.  And just a few weeks ago, another great was robbed from us, far too soon:  Bob Hoskins.
It wasn't until we were compiling our dossier on Hoskins that we realized just how much he had done and how little of his work we had seen.  We're hoping to remedy that, but in the meantime, we chose some of our favorites to highlight the talent of this truly gifted actor. 

We marveled at cartoon crossovers, trembled at the sight of a scary mob boss, & laughed until our eye patches hurt.  So, we tip yet again another Mtn. Dew in salute to a glorious career.  Bob, fun.  Hello Bob - Bye Bob.  Sonofabitching Bob.  


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Episode #117: Snipes I’d Rather Watch

May 3rd, 2014
Demolition Man vs. Blade 
 
As single shines the triple sun, the Triforce is re-sundered with Matt's return.  To ease his passing, we opted to do only 2 movies this week:  as promised, it's a Snipes off!!  Where will our love be placed and where will the hammer fall?  Listen and find out.
Wesley Snipes came out of some great comedy in his early career, but his drama with Spike Lee rounded him out.  Then he surprised us with his knowledge of the martial arts and was flung into being an action star;  it was like Jason Statham, but with less taxes.  These 2 films took the audience on in different ways, so which arose the victor for us?  The answer may surprise you.  Or, it may not.  But it might.  Also, it might not.
P.S.  We forgot to mention the silliness of the dental appliance for Snipes that wasn't really necessary with few exceptions; making him sound like he was acting through his lunch.
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Episode #91:The Matrices (2/3) Unpacked

November 2nd, 2013
GUEST HOST:  MISS AMY

In observance of his birthday, Matt is taking a much earned week hiatus.  


Jumping into the co-pilot seat, once again, is the ever opinionated,Mistress of Malcontent: Miss Amy.

Having discussed these films ad nauseam in the past, we turned on the mics, learned how to fly a kung fu helicopter and broadcast our own little pirate signal to hack into the cacophony of "Matrix Hate" that tends to permeate the Nerd-isphere.
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions  
So pop a Red Pill, jack-In & listen to how deep this rabbit hole really goes...
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Episode #85: Color Filters Galore

September 22nd, 2013
  • The Matrix
  • Traffic
  • The Crow

  • Computer-generated effects have truly become the standard in contemporary cinema.  At a time when a vast majority of what we see is infinitely malleable, effects/tricks that were once considered definitive have bled into the background.  Is it affecting or just irritating when movies create worlds of monochrome?

    It is a delicate subject for this week: The Filter.  & The Light.

    Warm or Cold.  Sharp or Soft.  All have their uses and it's a bold choice to employ them to the (contentious) fullest. 

    If all the power in the world resides in the eyes, then hold on dear listeners.  'Cause we're gonna unplug you and yank back the veil that's been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.  

    No one gets away clean.  Um, Drugs.  And Birds.  And Bullets.
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