Movie Meltdown
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Movie Meltdown - Episode 303

This week we welcome actor and musician Ted Neeley, to discuss how he first got involved in the music scene, as well as what led him to his iconic role in Jesus Christ Superstar

And as we figure out just who gets to audition for the role of weird-looking guys who could be scum bags, we also discuss... annoying people at the mall, The Devil's Carnival, the vivid digital print, a Dolph Lundgren workout video, we were singing before we could actually speak, tanks, Django Unchained, stepping into the sandals, going on the road for the Summer, Hair, pretending to be those people, the fear of presentation, Haight-Ashbury, Israel, parallel lives as children, magnificent dancers, relating visually to the human side,  yin-yang of the same person, Carl Anderson, musician's union, an open call, purple tank tops, bombing the borders, Saw... with music, The Teddy Neeley Five, finding their spirituality, hit the dirt, taken to London, took off for the West, being blasphemous, Jesus in a sweater by the fireplace, Vietnam, the brown album, there were were two-thousand years later, Tommy, he leapt from his seat and ran down the aisle and onto the stage, the President of Capitol Records, Tom O'Horgan, research the background, Quentin Tarantino, an ugly old school bus, being exiled from Italy, picked each member for what they could do, those weird guys from Texas who weren't playing surfer music, if anyone has any questions... talk to Ted, private parties in Beverly Hills backyards, we worked our way from town to town, funky people, Norman Jewison, we didn't have theater in my hometown, I had a vision and an aura of respect. 

"The thing that's great, about what I get to do for a living... is it's based upon what we're doing right now. Communication... just interesting communication."

 For more on the tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, Ted's music and more, go to:

Direct download: Ted_Neeley_Superstar_Ep_303_-_3001.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01 AM

Movie Meltdown - Episode 302

This episode we round out our snide Oscar coverage as well as finish handing out our own awards - The Foilers! And while we reveal the only person who's been on Monday Night Raw and the Oscars in the same six month period, we also discuss… Scarlett Johansson, Brigitte Nielsen, We Still Kill the Old Way, a geek that's done good and gone to the major leagues, Into the Woods, Patricia Arquette, The Babadook, don't take your mom to the Oscars, The Raid 2, the worst bangs ever, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Cobra, Kate Winslet naked, John Wick, reading comic books will get you nowhere... in comic book movies, James Gunn, X-Men: Days of Futures Past, Not Kerry Washington, Agent Carter, keep coming back to Godzilla, J Lo, mud yard fight, Agents of Shield, Reese Witherspoon, the escape from jail, Karen Gillan, tall hair and shoulder pads, Snowpiercer, did I put my keys in the earthquake, putting gemstones on boobs, wrapping with Patty, Juggernaut, what emotion makes a face look like that, everybody's girl, are aliens monsters, Chewbacca, where does the six train come from, Captain America and that dude with the long curly fingernails. 

"She's got all the qualities that anyone wants... but nothing that stands out."

Note from our Producer: Again I say, THIS episode is NOT a good starter episode. It’s way more chaotic and generally insane then even we USUALLY are. So if you are not already familiar with the Meltdown gang, and the way Oscar Meltdown operates, this might not me the right episode to start with. In fact e-mail me at: and I’ll hand pick a good starter episode for you. BUT for you veteran’s out there… who are ready to delve into the Oscar madness that sets in, I bring you the continuing Foilers…

Direct download: The_Foilers_will_go_On_Ep_302_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49 AM

Movie Meltdown - Episode 301

We’re back!! And this week we return with a vengeance as we award our own amazing film trophies "The Foilers"!! Plus lots of other random talking of smack about the Oscars.

And as celebrities try to talk about important shit amidst dresses and fanfare, we also ramble on about… Oscar Skrillex, it’s already been jazz, vegan-friendly, we came over here to get away from them, sidecar gap, Adam Levine… no one cares, Edge of Tomorrow, Alan Rickman, Suicide Squad, Jesus in the white suit, the less Lucas the better, I’m trying to get my throat slit while being inside someone, Reality Bites, 473 kills, 12 years of Quija, Mario Party antics, Neil Patrick Harris and George Takei and Betty White, a pile of solder scrapes and aluminum foil and nails and tacks and that messy drawer you have in the kitchen, what are you doing punk, Jurassic World, tonal change, that is a large large cavity, Spam, Steven Spielberg, topping off your fluids, Ass Ball, Khan!!, Ethan Hawke, what is up with all the English people, you’re always going to be the guy that everyone ends up hating, pig utero things, we threw their tea into the harbor and they stole all our acting roles, Chris Pratt, Oculus, I hated it… but it has potential, f… those pixies, hot dogs, the last boss fight in Mega Man, a regular everyday lizard, what’s up with all the English people, Scarlett Johansson, Bacon, The Two Towers, Ham, in my geeky opinion, Lil’ smokies and Keanu Reeves.

Spoiler Alert: Spoilers for Gone Girl, Under the Skin and probably several other films. You have been warned!

Note from our Producer: Once again, as I’ve said in years past, THIS episode in particular is NOT a good starter episode. It’s way more chaotic and generally insane then even we USUALLY are. So if you are not already familiar with the Meltdown gang, and the way Oscar Meltdown operates, this might not me the right episode to start with. In fact e-mail me at: and I’ll hand pick a good starter episode for you. BUT for you veteran’s out there… who are ready to delve into the Oscar madness that sets in… I bring you THIS Foiler episode…

Direct download: Oscar_Show_No_1_-_Ep_301_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15 PM

Movie Meltdown - Episode 300

This episode we hit the road to see John Waters... and talk about random things along the way. And as we tear into our Gruesome Greeting Cards, we also mention... innocuous into subversive, Broad City is a new episode of A Haunting, a mixture of Bono Steven Seagal and MacGyver, luring you into a false sense of security, New Orleans, Flashpoint Paradox, The Internet's Own Boy, fighting a blizzard, the twisty mop, a 1998 Dodge Intrepid, my arm touched his arm, the universe just collapsing on itself, Jordan Catalano buying alfalfa sprouts, in my mind it was like John Waters living through me, subgenre genre fest, a monotonous life, David O. Russell yelling at you, what kind of Adam Ant videos were you watching, with the heating blanket cord around my neck, Sarah Snook, being cooler then Jared Leto, you can’t force being funny, getting tired-excited, it’s not easy bein’ a single mom J Law, academically competitive, the real inventor of the internet, scratch and stink, goofy smarts, cool geeks, the rollie pollie jewlery organizer, in the post-modern era, Predestination and only remembering the good parts of life. 

For more on what “Days of the Dead” has coming up, go to:

 “I don’t know, does everybody do this? Sometimes my conscience has John Waters voice.”

Direct download: JW_Roadtrip_Ep_300_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:04 PM

Attack of the Killer Soundtrack #23 - Attack of the Oscar Nominees 2

This episode we're back to round out the rest of this year's musical Oscar nominees. And along the way we have some pretty interesting movie/music discussions. And as we learn who the Meryl Streep of the best song category is, we also mention... the biggest can of worms ever, squeezing it for show biz juice, Alicia Keys syndrome, Free Bird, wildly exploitative, my attention span in the age of the internet has shot down dramatically, that category was really full this year, the honor of being nominated, Laura Dern, I'm always looking for the palace shaped like a penis, depressingly professional, this is why you don't watch Oprah, I might be making that up, The Aristocats, Rock Steady, Reese Withersppon vs. Julia Stiles, Man in the Moon, none of the disciples are wearing shirts, The Beatles Anthology treatment, Phillip Glass except for normal people, intellectual hip hop that white people like, Sleeping Bag, late John Lennon, I have to spend 85-minutes here looking at the television, Total Eclipse of the Heart, she looks like Anne Hathaway at the beginning of The Princess Diaries, exploiting something serious just to further people's careers, explaining to your where the depth is... because you might miss it, Oprah hates it when Gayle sings along to it, a show about dental hygienists who are best friends, singing your own muzak, I took a picture of him eating soup once, the back end of Abbey Road and the rest get thrown into a pit full of fire and wolves and gorillas with robot heads. 

Spoiler Alert: Mild "Newsroom" spoiler... you have been warned. 

"Yeah... what are you going to do? Make an imaginary guy change his favorite song, on the day of his non-existent wedding?"

Direct download: Attack_Ep_23_Oscar_Nom_PART_2_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:52 PM

Attack of the Killer Soundtrack #22 - Attack of the Oscar Nominees

This episode, we listen to some of the musical Oscar nominees... and discuss. In the way, only “Movie Meltdown” can do.

And as we learn what roller coaster enthusiasts call SBNO, we also discuss… that Miniature toy quality, eyes with legs and they just walk around, Interstellar, the Keira Knightley/Anne Hathaway debate, I hate it when I do something and I don’t get credit for it, European melancholy, you just really like ukuleles, War Horse, The Imitation Game, everything else is very Oscar-y, Adam Levine, #fuckthoseguys, Fitzcarraldo, I would freak out… but for very different reasons, Turn off the Dark, stop airbrushing me, Shawn Patterson, why don’t they give Oscars to video games, Jaws, Memento meets Pi, are the lyrics the same, is that why they call it casting, Bend It like Beckham, Nabokov says…, The Social Network, that’s what I’m here for, he’s all about that neck, a gorilla with a robot head, Gary Yershon, Al Pacino has the final say, her neck scares me, Anne Hathaway, English rules the world, makes me want to buy a phone, Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, the ambience of a blanket fort is like no other, a Playskool xylophone, getting high and crazy, The Cardigans, crazy Tony Scott, Alexandre Desplat , it’s so obvious what they’re trying to do and it’s manipulative, Frente!, I’m already uncomfortable with this conversation, is she the one who fights wolves or robots or somethin’…. and they made like nine of them, that’s what I’m here for… I’m here to validate people’s hatred of film and dancers with things that attach to them.

“You go deep… I like it.”

Direct download: Attack_Ep_22_Oscar_Nom_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51 AM

Movie Meltdown - Episode 299

This week, we make good on the threat to hang out and watch trailers. So join us as we discuss the trailers for… Fantastic Four, Ted 2, Mad Max: Fury Road, Jupiter Ascending and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

And as we climb on trailer comet: V2s1w4b, we also mention… the English letter-boxed edition of the show in steelbook, Angela Bassett, grumpy Marvel comics, murdering stunt doubles, J.T. Petty, I had to read these huge essays, The Wire, Christopher Pratt, The Cars that Ate Paris, people are walking out, the Matrix trilogy, dragons… space ships… jet shoes, grown-ass Hugh Jackman, bikini-shaped Hulk-buster, 90 pages people that’s all you get, they have to try to ruin it, the controversy at the Cannes Film Festival, the science, art, and impact of digital cinematography, it’d be sick if Godzilla was in this movie, Black Panther, the first season of Family Guy, He just looks creepy to me , the double javelins, the rave scene in the second movie, Mila Kunis, ‘cause she blows vampires, Quicksilver, the problem was plot, Shia LaBeouf, you completely failed to portray your story… if that’s what that was supposed to be saying, Death Race 2000, the inspiration for what so much of sci fi is today, 90% action… 10% story… and that 10% is not gonna matter, going frame by frame through trailers, the overall story… is so smart… and so many people are not gonna get it… I’m shocked we’re making these movies, it definitely leaves you wanting more, second-rate Marvel, those first Ong-Bak movies, the Wachowski siblings, it justifies the power, can you say black, #MaxBabe, I got my flyin’ shoes, Ben Affleck’s Paycheck, the cosplay of the next decade, Tai Chi porn, so stylized, Mel Gibson, X-Men casting, Photoshop in real life, the inflation of the autopilot, John Wick and Elizabeth Olsen.

“I just feel like, someone stole a video game script and made a movie instead.”

Direct download: Trailer_Trash_Ep_299_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10 AM

Movie Meltdown - Episode 298 

This week we continue our now annual "People Who Died" series, as we discuss the actors and performers who passed away in 2014.

And as we discuss which dearly departed celebrity was “so weirdly sexy”, we also discuss… the argument-ender, the huge expansion of practical effects, a strange perverse pissing match, a choose your own adventure pizza commercial, striving to be diverse, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Goofy had dirty pictures of me, Miss America, are you one of the gals or a lady, John Williams, the British Godfather, flip phones, the British Scarface, Dodge, when you get older… you have to do some things for money, I can see him doing Chinatown, The Great Ziegfeld, The Sound of Muzak, Altered States, The Long Good Friday, I remember that vividly because that’s when I stopped being cool, Baby Doll, Jurassic Park, post-World War 2, brain cancer, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, the impossibility of love… but we keep on trying, being a dancer and choreographer, The Swimmer, Out to Sea, The Lost Boys, The Cat’s Meow, I talked to his agent a while back about a role, The Exorcist, British comedy, 7-up, Mr. Freeze, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre gas station concept, Batteries Not Included, strung up on meat hooks, Saturday nights on MTV, sticking needles in me, being involved in film by accident, General Hospital, tales of the colonel, selling aluminum siding door to door, Sam had left her for a younger woman, brain cancer, Roland Joffé, Amadeus, smart comedy, The Wiz, something with iron in it, Dennis Hopper’s grand kids, The Associate, Brighton Rock, I just saw him, those Lorelais are hot and I love a lunatic with a dream!

“I can’t get Gary Coleman out of my head!”

Direct download: Carpe_Morte_Ep_298_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40 AM

Movie Meltdown - Episode 297

This week, the trio is back to attempt to focus long enough to discuss our Sofa Theater movie of the week - The Raid: Redemption. But we’re only halfway counting this as a Sofa Theater feature because the tangents return to take us way off course. Luckily we end up in some pretty interesting and funny conversations along the way.

And as we try to figure out how we kill those damned birds, we also spiral off into... adding zombies, he’s a lawyer that does backflips, hostile planets, The Flashpoint Paradox, John Woo, so many orgies, Aqua-Man, #zoeblack, Annabelle, air vent crawling, tell Chris Pratt, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it’s a 3D world people…it’s a 3D world, the eagles, praying mantis is two fingers, Alfred, Prometheus 2, I love that he’s genociding people, Kung Fu Theater, saving Gandalf’s ass, zombie North Koreans, Jesus, magical future first aid spray, the biggest troll on the planet, Chewy’s alimony, F-y’all… I’m Benedict Cumberbatch, so he’s the Randy Quaid of this story, Interstellar, knife fighting, May, having an alien removed from your stomach, everyone left on Earth is uber-depressed, if Jon Snow dies… we riot, Jennifer Connelly, You can never beat the eagles… and why aren’t they just there from the beginning, the brother of the bad guy… is another bad guy, Salacious Crumb, shaving her head, Tony Jaa, Precinct 13, hamster style, Gotham, Exorcism films, getting it from both perspectives, Requiem for a Dream, Donnie Yen, the Millennium Falcon, found footage, Marco Polo, Bellatrix Lestrange, True Detective, Die Hard in Russia, running away from a demon, if being The Flash for justice doesn’t work out…, knees blown out, caves need cleanin’ too,  so much stabbing, all-terrain feet, Oculus, driving a Cadillac into an engineer and then having some barbeque, Misery-ing George RR Martin, Zoloft and reverse guillotine is where it is.

Spoiler Alert: We kind of ruin one of the reveals in “The Raid: Redemption” so go watch it if you want. But otherwise, we don’t go too far into the plot.

 “It’s like John Woo films without guns!” 

Direct download: The_Raid_Distraction_Ep_297_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:01 AM

Movie Meltdown - Episode 296

This week, the trio of terror is reunited!! And as we initially get together to watch and discuss a specific movie, we quickly spiral off on more tangents then you can count.

And as the geek conversations massively overlap, at some point we mention… The Lord of the Rings, The Suicide Squad, It’s when they change something, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Batsuit, a goblin walks by twice, every scene was so independent of the next scene that it was impossible…, lens flares, pizza, it was an ok representation of the books, the batvoice, Toshiro Mifune, Whedon undercut Abrams, The Hobbit movies, George Lucas, the shepherd of humanity, Ghost in the Shell, Star Trek, I wish I had a switch I could turn it off, The Matrix, Scarlett Johansson, only one Joker, Ron Perlman, the source material, Fringe, Stark Industries, the cross guard, the Civil Wars arc, reshooting the ending, you will have to clean the floor of the theater, old Samurai films, the Darth Vader weird twist thing, you get offended by everything, his whole body is seething with immortality, Jedi battles, sick X-Ray vision and the Medici family.

“We were underground before it was cool.”

Direct download: Off_on_a_Tangent_Ep_296_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:12 AM