Sat, 10 October 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 324
This week our inaugural Meltdown Night at the Movies series crosses over with our annual Halloween-themed episodes to create a fun gathering of the Meltdown Gang - as we hang out, eat popcorn and watch The Screaming Skull.
Sun, 4 October 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 323
For more on Louisville’s International Festival of Film, go to: http://louisvillefilmfestival.org/
Fri, 25 September 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 322
This week we sit down and talk with the one and only...Yaphet Kotto. He has a fascinating place in history and a interesting role in the heyday of the New York acting scene, celebrity culture and the ever-changing Hollywood industry. Not to mention the overwhelming number of projects he's worked on over the years - it's quite a resume. So with all that to draw from, we attempt to get at least a brief synopsis of... The Strange and Amazing Life of Yaphet Kotto.
Sat, 19 September 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 321
This week we hit the road for a couple of different conventions including our coverage of ScareFest. So join us as we discuss how to fully coordinate your cosplay outfit, random quoting of The Young Ones, recapping of our fun purchases and we may just break into our impromptu performance of The Life and Times of Cobra Commander Jr. Plus we check in with Kelley from Night of the Living Podcast to see what he's been up to lately.
And as we address the evil conviction of sticking your finger in your eyeball, we also talk about... wearing a hoodie, Turbo Kid, Assassin's Creed, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, jumping fast zombies disco listening, 100% stereotypes, slutty and adorable, Doug Marcaida, Crimson Peak, Mewes Juice, footwear and eye-wear, Burt Reynolds... and a dog, Two Broke Girls, it's easier to stab people then it is to make knives, Scream Queens, Steve Jobs, The Jersey Devil, Big Bang Theory, scrawny white guys, Wormwood, do ants go to discos?, green alien butt, old crusty batteries, Strike Back, Tom Hiddleston, leather short shorts and a tube top, I'm never really sick of talking, how to crash a motorcycle going 120, teen gossip magazines from the 70's and 80's, squished pennies in bulk, artsy Michael Fassbender, not looking like cosplay characters, Doctor Badass, P. T. Barnum, electronic owl, Kat Dennings and Krampus.
Spoiler Alert: Very minor spoilers for the Scream TV series... ehhh, you'll be fine hearing them.
Producer's Note: In answer to our wondering on this episode... Fire Sale was a 1977 film, and I suspected it was put out by 20th Century Fox - which it was... so I'm assuming the person in the photo got the shirt free from the studio.
"It's for the best they have a no weapons policy in there."
For more on ScareFest, go to: http://scarefestcon.com/
Mon, 14 September 2015
Attack of the Killer Soundtrack - Episode 30
This week we return to VinylFest to not only talk with random patrons of the event, but more importantly, we sit down to talk with an amazing singer and songwriter - Maddie Driscoll. We discuss not only Maddie's early interest in music but also how it crossed over into her love of movies. Plus she discusses some of her favorite soundtracks as she gives us her Killer Five.
And as we work through some of the deep-rooted grade school angst that may or may not manifest itself in homicidal ways, we also discuss... bitchin' radio, American Idol, Taylor Swift, CG Barbie, sexy sax, a terrible memory, men threatening each other, odd sounding... #1 on iTunes, Good Boy, detecting sarcasm, beware of beanie babies bearing bad news, dead wrestlers, infected by our passions, Blues Clues, electro and pop infused, Napoleon Dynamite, the Zither, the audio decibel that only dogs can hear, creating a robot dog, a lint covered sucker, a dying medium, my butterfly skirt, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes phase, sleeveless shirts, "Mean" Gene Okerlund, building up your immunity, my butterfly skirt, Mel Gibson, an angsty second grader, cool dubby stuff, if they stepped on my face... I would be ok with that, Air Bud, dirty glances are being exchanged and the infamous Glitterkiller!
"I think the goal is to make sounds that are so different, that people want to buy them, just because they haven't heard them before."
For more on Maddie, go to: http://www.maddiedriscoll.com/
Fri, 4 September 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 320
This week we are coming to you "live" from Fandomfest as we talk with director, producer, screenwriter, and special effects creator Robert Kurtzman. Then we sit down and discuss growing up in the industry with actor and martial artist Ernie Reyes, Jr. Plus of course we'll check in with certain members of the Meltdown gang along the way as well.
And as we witness a Duck Hunt pro, we also mention... Jurassic World, Let Us Prey, The Funhouse Massacre, Scream TV series, Kevin Nash, It Follows, I DVR'd it, fake Doctor Eugene from The Walking Dead, a ghetto police station, a twelve week make-up course, working for Michael Bay, gladitors in Crocs, Charlie Band, taking advantage of digital effects, epic sets, 80's movies with monster effects, rom com tax write-offs, B.D. Wong, the head gag, Trainwreck, gasoline goes bad, playing the frat guys, Quentin Tarantino, Brigitte Nielsen, it ws just the most amazing movie-making experince I ever had, yeah... Indiana Jones is looking for you, Troll, Bad Boys 2, Richard Fleischer, Andy Chang, Fred Dekker, Drew's body, Steven Spielberg, Evil Dead 2, runnin' and gunnin', broken leg appliances, the bodies coming out of the van, going to art school, Pulp Fiction, The Last Dragon, Marvin's head, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Night of the Creeps, he was really the one who was responsible for the starting of my career, The People Under the Stairs, when your friends are Steve Mcqueen and James Coburn, Berry Gordy, every star has their heyday, uping the body count, Carrie Fisher, choreographing fight scenes, a bouncey castle with spinning blade, From Beyond, Reservoir Dogs, wanting to be like Bruce Lee, it was the time of my life actually, Robert Englund, casting the Ving Rhames body, the guy with the frying pan, living in Italy for six months, Jennifer Aniston in a less then attractive role, is it that hard to put on white make-up, Jim Henson and Golden Harvest, Jeff Goldblum, Misery, a pop-up Kickstarter, having a martial arts school, Amy Schumer, From Dusk til Dawn, that one chick who's name I forgot with the red hair, Cake, Red Sonja and Misty's first interraction wih Doug Jones.
"I definitely... having grown up in Hollywood, have gone down every pathway you can possibly imagine."
For more on Robert's effects work, go to: http://www.creaturecorps.net/
To help Ernie cover his medical bills, go to: http://www.gofundme.com/erjrofficial
And for more on Fandonfest, go to: http://www.fandomfest.com/
Fri, 28 August 2015
Attack of the Killer Soundtrack - Episode 29
This week we are coming to you from VinylFest where on this the 50th anniversary of the hugely successful album Whipped Cream & Other Delights, we sit down and talk with Dolores Erickson. Delores is the woman featured on the cover of the album that eventually became a pop culture phenomena - as well as being one of the most recognizable (and often parodied) photographs in the world. And along the way, we also celebrate the amazing career of Herb Alpert as we build a soundtrack from his abundance of songs featured in movies over the years. Plus this week's co-host Yoko also works in some of her favorite soundtrack picks as well.
And as we try to figure out if it's legal in this state to make love to the camera, we also discuss... Eileen Ford, a class at Warner Brothers, cats sitting on your turntable, being introduced to Elvis Presley, lectures on swearing, I was just standing in my brassiere, choosing one girl from every high school, Stella Stevens, I won a contest, the art director for Capitol Records, brighten up your day with this band, a Bull Terrier, sometimes you've gotta squint on a roller coaster, I love his little quiff and his big chin, a lovable curmudgeon, Jerry Moss, predestined, a little bit of a heartbreak, skiing down a mountain, men like cats sometimes, The Everly Brothers, try not to fall in love when you hear this song, constructing the cotton, Steve Katz, being an art teacher, it seemed like in L.A., everyone had their businesses in their garages... they always made-over their garages... including Herb, I definitely learned rejection, It was just a lovely afternoon, a catamaran in a storm, very avant-garde records, being groomed, quit picking on Bill, he's such a sentimental person and for years... no one knew my name.
"It's unusual. It's like a little ghost... that follows me around. It's extraordinary really."
For more on VinylFest, go to: http://www.vinylfest.net/
Fri, 21 August 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 319
This week we're back huddled up on the floor with Doug Jones for a full discussion about the 1998 film, Meet Joe Black. And while we talk about Doug's alter ego of Pencilhead, we also discuss... Death takes a Holiday, Interview with a Vampire, Marcia Gay Harden, the peanut butter scene, real couples playing on-screen couples, foreboding and threatening, Tank Girl, and it was innocent... and gorgeous, Brad Pitt's abs, Hellboy 1 and 2, we're all dressed up and there's fireworks going on, everything was just lavish and luxurious, veined me up, oh now I take my clothes off, an element of the fantastical, the musical score, let's go to the indoor pool, the coffee date I love having, they let us be a smart audience, doubling for Gary Oldman, that's the way that I want to go one day, 12 Monkeys, they just make this eye contact, childlike and painfully awkward, Anthony Hopkins, relinquish fear, Mystery Men, a movie like this does make us question our mortality, Thelma & Louise, made my tendons pop, Jeffrey Tambor, the early phases of the internet meet Faces of Death and Hannibal... I'm yours!
Spoiler Alert: Full discussion of Martin Brest's movie Meet Joe Black, so go watch now. You have been warned!
"If I can leave the Earth with that kind of grace, and that kind of dignity..."
Sat, 15 August 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 318
So are we on the RED carpet with Doug Jones? No, that's not how we roll. Here at Movie Meltdown, we'd much rather set up camp on the floor and just share some stories. So that's what we do... this week we settle in for an intimate and relaxed hang out session with Doug Jones as we discuss some of the amazing projects he's worked on over the years as well as what he's been up to lately.
And as we figure out the logistics for our group photo/cuddling assemblage, we also mention... Crimson Peak, Ant-Man, Pan's Labyrinth, Slender Man, a good Summer flick, listening to your earpiece, Guillermo del Toro, eat some popcorn, Hocus Pocus, Joan Rivers, Mia Wasikowska, The Ultimate Legacy, The Operator, the Fantastic Four is like The Wicker Man of the super hero movies... the Nick Cage Wicker Man, The Shining, The Strain, Missi Pyle, being a hot zombie, Tom Hiddleston, Z Nation, speaking Spanish, creepy Victorian haunted house movie, did you know that before the movie?, Jessica Chastain, Robert Maillet, Cochise, Glenn Close, fed on a poor naked fellow, the Hallmark Channel, Abe Sapien, it's pronounced labyrinth, Guardians of the Galaxy, being the last man on Earth, a crazy alien-hunter, the Fauno bicycle seat, feel-good inspirational, Charlie Hunnam, reshaping my body, Lee Meriwether, Falling Skies, lessons learned, My Name Is Jerry, a skinny hipless boy, Micheal Douglas, one post-apocalyptic job after another, a red lady ghost, The Silver Surfer, watch flashy action, vamp this up, Brian Dennehy, walking out of the house in a Speedo, a massive lusting for Raquel Welch, The Devil's Backbone, prove himself worthy, putting a muscle suit on, Arrow and Flash, being excited about film watching, drinking with a bendy straw, Paul Rudd, being a butler, Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story, a three picture deal, looking through tear ducts, a glorious house, sounding like a whore and... silicone products.
"We all wear masks..." "mine are just glued on."
Thu, 6 August 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 317
This week we return to the bastion to hang out and watch the 2009 film "Forget Me Not" directed by Tyler Oliver. And while we argue the pros and cons of slutty skirts vs. slutty pants, we also bring up... Sinister, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Insidious, The Last Days on Mars, Bella Thorn is eternal, wearing matching underpants, starring on cereal boxes, I do everything wrong, abandoned hospitals, a fish in your car, he looks like a drunk baby, having a half-brother named Pablo, Harper's Island, demons and what-nots getting in your body, stolen from The Twilight Zone, the Scream TV series, are you a ghost?, the physical or metaphysical tangent, by myself... in the dark... at night, the new 007, sci-fi and art house at the same time, the dreaded moleststach, Jacob's Ladder, all shady things happen in attics, The Chronicles of Riddick, I'm gonna punt that kid across the room, Casino Royale, Liev Schreiber, goin' to the mountains, with the Manson video rejects, Forged in Fire, a box of murder films, bad CG mouth, Sean Connery and the service to the world that is alternate timeline erasing of STDs.
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 2009 film "Forget Me Not". So go watch the movie before listening... you have been warned!
"As they start getting picked off one by one... you gotta whole horde of flickering, garbage bag, duct tape monsters coming after you."