Episode #267: Into The Lego-verse vol I

August 12th, 2019

We dive into the mighty world of Lego as it has bled into our visual entertainment as well as getting stepped on & lost under beds around the globe.  'Nuff said - just listen!

Note:  Matt was wrong as this wasn't traditional stop-motion with physical Lego pieces, it's more like South Park with digitized versions of practical designs (blocks) animated that way.

Links:  Wet Hot Amer. Summer, Zack & Miri, Passengers (has Guardians 2 episode link, Guardians (+ 22 Jump st), 1m Ways to Die in West, Krull, Red (+Batman Begins, Excalibur, A-Team,  Morgan Freeman links), Wes Anderson episode.

Episode #249: Our SNIKT to Stan I

November 20th, 2018
  • The Wolverine

Welp - We reckon it's bound to happen that Marvel movie talks run long.  It happened before & here we are again.  The good news:  you're gonna hear a lot about Stan Lee's good works over the next 3 weeks.  The bad news:  you'll have to wait to see what the other 2 movies are (though it shouldn't be hard to guess).  Enjoy our 1st of 3 excavations into the Major Man of Marvel that has brought us so much joy, entertainment, and thought-provoking narratives through superhero allegory.  This one ends abruptly as it was SUPPOSED to just be 1 episode..  we opted out of further recording to just push this baby out before the other triplets come.

Links:  Ottman, Hurt Locker (Beltrami)

Notes:  Matt hit a triple-oopsie with Ben Foster, messing up the title for Panic Room - which is also Leto, not Foster, then mixing up Firewall with Hostage.  This is why we take notes so we don't screw up on the fly!  The Total Recall we are cutting down is the remake, not the original.  This IS Rila Fukushima's 1st film!  ooh ooh - Matt also screwed up the shakuhachi flute for the shamisen that the Yoshida Brothers use.  Negative points all around!

Episode #228: Better Than BvS pt II - Dark Knight Returns

January 26th, 2018

This week we add a cowl to the cape in the 2nd half of our animated DC discussion.  Frank Miller has been a part of the public fabric since Sin City & 300, but the Dark Knight Returns didn't get the big screen treatment in the same way.  Matt discusses the 2-part animated films from 2012/2013 that present a marvelous depiction of Miller's dark take on the caped crusader.  So check it out - Mikey!!  The rest of you too!

Episode #199: The Last ______

December 5th, 2016
  • The Last Dragon
  • The Last Unicorn

Two Titans hang out at the same bus stop this week as we look into the staying power of the 1980's.  Whether you wanted to kick someone in the face - or just ram a magical horn through their face, there were options to exorcise those demons.  Can they face the modern moviegoer?  Or can modern moviemakers ever hit the same mark?  Listen and find out!!

Note:  DeBarge had been around since 1979.  Oops.

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.

Episode #160: Dreamworks

May 3rd, 2015
Pixar indeed stands tall amongst the world of modern day animation.  Heck, we even dedicated a whole episode to their genius.  However, one must not overlook the competition that has steadily been catching up creatively over the years.  Since 1998, Dreamworks animation has delivered 30+ films that (with the exception of one) have turned quite a profit.  So it's obvious that there's an audience for animation beyond the safety of They-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named.  

Dreamworks has made strides outside the "kid appropriate" box,as well as keeping in step with social progressive attitudes (from Hiccup being handicapped, to Gobber being gay).  Their trust in the modern audience has paid off and they won't be stopping anytime soon..

Dreamworks do in fact live up to their moniker and we couldn't be more pleased with the results.

PS: For those paying attention, here's the episode of Heat Vision & Jack that we named in the episode. 

Episode #139: Remakes for Debate: Fright Night

October 5th, 2014
Fright Night
1985 -VS- 2011

All Hallows Eve-tober is upon us and we have Tricks & Treats-a-plenty for the coming weeks.

We kick off week #1 in true Triforce style with a "horrific" chapter for our Remake series.  While neither of us can attest to being dyed-in-the-wool "Horror Flick Fanatics," we nonetheless have a deep-seated appreciation for most things ghastly, gross & ghoulish.

 So enough proselytizing...WELCOME TO FRIGHT NIGHT!  TWICE!!!


Music Plug:  We found 2 remixes for Married with Children used in this episode.  The 1st is by J4yThr3e, who has some cool original tracks (a lot like DJ Krush).
 The 2nd is by Dope The Mean Child, who does some cool mashups & pop-culture instrumentals.  Check out their pages for some nice beats.  Otherwise, sorry about the other soundtrack earworms we put in there (we aren't sorry).  

  

Episode #134: Matt, Defend Your Childhood!

August 30th, 2014
Round #2: Hitting the mat swinging for this round, Matt unloads on your ears with a volley of varying styles: Ninjutsu, Sinanju (no relation).  Hell, he may even pull out an ancient medieval sci-fi weapon to finish you off by the end.  Who knows...
Amidst the deluge of 80's nostalgia that hit us during this episode, we actually had an epiphany.  Regarding the "quality" controversy that envelops much of the home entertainment market nowadays, we're of the opinion that a few misaligned pixels ain't nothing on a 3rd generation JVC copy of Super Fuzz.  You don't know a bad picture until you've had auto-tracking recorded on the copy you copied from the friend who copied it off the TV.  Audio:  we're happy we don't have to fight through white noise just to hear the best jokes.  

  

Episode #94: Remakes, East vs. West

November 23rd, 2013
  • /Yojimbo
  • /Fistful of Dollars

  • Welcome aboard Slut airlines.  Once again we are cruising at a comparison altitude of twenty-thousand-Awesome.  Our destination is set and it's coast to coast Bad-Ass-ery this week as we journey both East AND West to bring you a set of sublime superheroes with a penchant for perplexity, pain & pot stirring.  Do buckle up, we're expecting a Fierce Ty-Fune from the East Woods.

    Vague, you say?  Not at all, we reply!  'Cause once you've cracked the whip on these two flicks, you'll see just what we were talking about.  Our only regret with this episode is that our two stars never had the chance to star opposite each other - oh, the flicks that might have been...

    The captains have switched on the START-LISTENING sign, So, go ahead...make our day.  

    Episode #62: TV to Movie

    April 7th, 2013
  • The A-Team
  • Dragnet
  • G.I. Joe:  The Rise of Cobra

  • Yo Joe!  I'm a Cop...  of Fortune.  Few flavors are sweeter than the savor of the nostalgic: that eureka moment when T.V. or movies zap you to your memory palace and stand in awe of the power of the brain.  What about using ideas from the 'small-screen' past?  


    The pros: an almost guaranteed fan base, the artistic endeavor of adaptation, AND the possible reawakening of once-treasured paradigms.  Battlestar Galactica, anyone??

    The cons: the odds are against a remake/adaptation, the claim of unoriginality, AND the possible/inevitable accusations of "you ruined my childhood."  Say like, anything George Lucas has done past 1983. 

    Three films.  Three variant sources.  One question: Will it Blend?

    Bonus: We saw the new G.I. Joe movie & give you a brief head's up on whether or not to go see it and why.  


    Here are 2 fan-cut trailers for G.I. Joe: Retaliation.


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