Episode #324: Purge Election Year

April 2nd, 2022

Delving into the only chapter of the Purge movies Matt had not seen yet, this is a fun episode about the thread carrying through this series.  There are some serious moments, but those are much later in the episode, so fear not. :) 

Jas Links:  Episode 121 (Prometheus segment)

Info Links:  Incidentally, the closing arguments for the kidnapping plot against the Michigan governor just began.  Here is an article about it.  Here are 2 bits of information about American Muslim support for gay marriage:  Newsweek, Pew Research.

Episode #323: The Purge Anarchy

February 8th, 2022

the 2nd of 5 films, which will likely translate to 5 episodes as the attention to detail is pretty consistent in this series...

Episode #322: Purge I

January 19th, 2022

The 1st of multiple episodes cutting into the layers of the Purge movies.  It really did hit the ground running with a strong 1st installment & equally strong follow-up that stands on its own.

... but that, is another story.  
that we will get to next!!

Notes:  Captive State was the John Goodman alien film he couldn't remember.  Equinox was the term he did not use, fitting as these events create sacrifice for the spring planting season.

Episode #320: Squid Game

November 19th, 2021

In an attempt to perhaps subliminally compensate for how much of this show is spoilers, this episode contains a chunk of discussion about international media growing in western countries.  Have at it!!

Episode #319 More Halloween Sequels I‘d Rather Watch

October 27th, 2021

Halloween 4 vs. Halloween 5

Dusting off the brain for memories of movies one hasn't videed in decades is an interesting experience.  Join Matt this week as he remembers the good, the bad, and the deadly from his horror vhs days.  It can be a curse to own & watch so many movies because people expect you to remember everything; it can also be a blessing to drown out the bad movies among the good ones.  Where do these 2 movies rest on that scale??  Jack in and discover.

BTW:  Halloween Kills recommendation - err, not really.  Go check it out, form your own opinion. At minimum, it should be said that the 2018 film has more going for it.

Episode #317: Real Murder I‘d Rather Watch

September 20th, 2021

Black Dahlia vs. Summer of Sam

It's an episode about killings, see?  Put on a hat & smoke a lot of cigarettes while listening.  A novel episode with 2 movies that are not Matt's favorites: hopefully you'll find his ability to discuss a movie of value, whether or not he loves them... 

Notes:  STEVE Park was the actor Matt couldn't remember from Fargo.  Terence Blanchard has scored a lot of television, Matt meant movies were mostly Lee.

Episode #311: Asian Celebration III

May 25th, 2021
  • Commando 2 (India)
  • Journey To The West (China)
  • Ashfall (Korea)

Our tribute to AAPI Heritage Month, dig into a variety pack of entertainment from companies that Disney doesn't own!!

Links for Byung Hun-Lee:  Red 2 (contains link to G.I. Joe), Terminator Genisys (also link for Train to Busan), The Good, The Bad, & The WeirdOld Boy.

Episode #304: Punishing Nazis-sode I

February 1st, 2021
  • Green Room/
  • Iron Sky/
  • Inglourious Basterds/

Sometimes the real life drama can boil over & you need to ease the tension in your mind.  Sometimes when we touch, the honesty's too much.  So... watching nazis get shot might turn your day around!!

How 'bout it?!

LINKS:  3 Degrees of Anton Yelchin (has Fright Night link), Star Trek Beyond (has Cloverfield Paradox link), Blade, Shadow of the Vampire, Hateful 8 (has other Tarantino links), Alita: Battle Angel, Ocean's 11 (has Fight Club link where other Pitt movies are linked), Capt America Civil War, X-Men Days of Future Past (has 1st Class link where other Fassbender links are), Mr. Nobody

IMDB ratings:  70/59/83.  Maybe should be 78/64/86.  

Episode #303: Tremors Franchise

January 17th, 2021
  • Tremors 2/
  • Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell/
  • Tremors: Shrieker Island/

In our 1st year we covered the original Tremors.  Is there value in the sequels?  Have a listen!

Art Credit:  Steven Luros Holliday 
- it can be purchased here:  https://slhdesign.bigcartel.com/

Links:  Tremors, X-Men 1st Class (+ all Kevin Bacon links), Napoleon Dynamite.

Episode #300: Haunting of Hill House Spoiler-sode

December 7th, 2020

It is what is says:  listen if you've seen the show.  If not - the previous episode is a non-spoiler discussion of the series.

Episode #299: The Haunting of Hill House

November 16th, 2020

Join Matt this episode for one of his favorite recent horror shows.  A 9-layer bean dip of dread, this series rules all by putting so much into every character you see.  Hear the slobber through your ear pieces!  Do it!

Links:  Doctor Sleep, Gerald's Game, Suicide Kings, E.T., Sin City

Episode #293: IT (movies)

August 17th, 2020

We already covered the mini-series, so we are overdue in considering how the films rounded out.  So, uh, here we are.  BTW, the flicks are rated 73% & 65% on IMDB.  Matt says more like 83/75.

 

Links:  IT miniseries,  Stranger Things s1 (also s1 spoiler-sode) & s2, The Help, Atomic Blonde (has 2 X-men links), Adventureland.   

Episode #290: The Bobfather, pt I

July 6th, 2020

GUEST HOST:  THE BOB!!!

  • The Shining/

The good doctor graces our 2nd mic to wax on & off about some Stephen King, both on screen & on the page.  Possibly breaking a record for the longest recording session to date, this had to be broken up into 2 episodes.  The discussion of Dr. Sleep will follow in 2 weeks.

Guess what? - the lazy scene transition we mentioned, turns out the scene itself took over 100 takes!!!  Guess that's where the focus was.  Here's a vid about it.

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), 

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