Sat, 31 December 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 155
This week we welcome our first special guest co-host to the coffee shop! Join us as we get caffeinated and have an awesome conversation with actress Jess Weixler. (Though she is quite humble about it) she was dubbed “The New Indie Queen” by The New Yorker and has starred in “The Lie”, “Peter and Vandy”, “The Big Bad Swim”, “Alexander the Last” and will (hopefully not) forever be known as “the girl with the whatsees in the....” from the infamous movie “Teeth”. Listen as we discuss acting, all-around geekiness and cheese. Yes, cheese.
And as we come to the realization that bad-ass never died!! We also mention...The Juilliard School, Michael Haneke, Carlton the doorman, W. Earl Brown, losing general geek points, pouring a whisky and playing Angry Birds, The Piano Teacher, cashew and almond, Atherton Rebels, using your toothbrush as a microphone, having the wrong accent, surviving the audition, John Waters, Walden Theatre, a healthy fear of the ocean floor, I do NOT promote bulimia, Shakespeare nerd, a new transatlantic diction, Chekhov, having people tell you you are not doing good... a lot, you need to remake that movie with ME!, I would see movies and I would feel like I had been changed, talking in the back of your throat, prevalence, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, living in a shoebox, satire, I’m gonna be a star!!, CalTech, vegan BLT, getting the evil out of you, someone that they love is super-proud of something that they did, tagged as a feminist movie, factory farming is killing the world, Tree of Life, a rattlesnake in a swaddling clothes, surfing in the morning, Jessica Chastain, being big in Africa, Chinese superstore, that’s all you get for your quarter, so in your experience with castration sex..., making unwise choices, experimental food geek, Benny's Video, the hyphen: our most precious resource and a killer blender.
“I don’t know if there will ever come a time, even if I like become some massive movie star with tons of Oscars, where they won’t be like, ‘So Teeth?? Really? You made that movie?’”
Sat, 24 December 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 154
We are back, and the holiday party continues, as we cover a few geek activities, and “very special“ installment of the ever popular Marlena Moment. Then we watch the beloved holiday classic that is “Black Christmas“. As the Sofa Theater discussion kicks in we discuss, ‘The Bob Clark Thing’ - about a massively influential director that left his mark on cinema history. As well as Olivia Hussy, Margot Kidder, a creepy-looking Christmas tree, a fabulous fur coat and an awesome One From The Vaults memory from the movie’s star John Saxon!
All that plus the festive holiday fun that is… soulless, dead-eyed, robot carolers, It’s a Bodies Alive Christmas!, Firefly, The Muppets, I want punishment, party line, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Insidious, it looked like Cher and Mickey Avalon had a baby, goldfish swimming in your hot chocolate, super slo-mo camera, How I Met Barney, yellow bastard in the attic, Battlestar Galactica, Lizzy Caplan, Psycho-influences, I’ve gotta go take a shower… everyone’s dead, American Horror Story, my teeth feel like sandpaper, calling back in time, a real world scene from a John Waters movies, it wasn’t that piano’s fault he sucked, Limitless, a Veronica Mars reunion, Gilda Radner, that is back when toys shot rockets, you drink too many damned sofa drinks, The Hot Damn Hobo, Jason Segel, Brian Posehn, which cocaine Abe?, being sober makes you afraid of pain, it’s weird how many gay guys I’ve loved in my day, a pig with no back legs, choking on Aphrodite A’s missiles, hot damn hobo ghost, Jackass 3, Party Down, is Margo Kidder living in my alley? - and our own special take on Scott Weiland's new Christmas album!
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers revealed, so go watch the original 1974 “Black Christmas”.
“He’s just got that creepy, not human…but sort of used to be human look to it…it’s pain, but it’s also like - I’m already dead. I’m already dead! And I’m just doing this because they reanimated my body just enough to sing and dance!”
Sat, 17 December 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 153
Join us as we kick off our holiday party and anniversary celebration in this the 4th annual Movie Meltdown Holiday "Special". In our usual way we embrace all holidays… well, at least we give them as much reverence as we do Christmas. Plus we enjoy a festive beverage, hear from some of the listeners and occasionally talk about movies.
And while Misty does her holiday Kristen Stewart impression, we discussion… I hate egg nog, aliens bearing gifts, Slash 2.0, Elijah Wood, I coincidentally made out with him in middle school, Fisher Stevens, D & D, he’s a total Shalhoub, making fists with your toes, I don’t wanna squish your meat incorrectly, should I not tell people Happy Thanksgiving?, blown away by fireballs, Mitch Hedberg, Buck, candy!, The Siege, anime Supernatural, DJ Ashba, The Phantom Menace light saber duel, Memento, celebrating Krampus every month, rock frontman Rip Taylor, taking a survey on adult diapers, a protocol droid with a virus, WTF happened to Steve Guttenberg’s career, can we deport Dave Coulier?, a shady t-shirt dealer, he’s not gay… he’s just pale, Johnny 5, I’m pretty sure there was like a chunk of something in there, fake Madonna, not remembering waffles, 20-sided dreidel, red velvet milk, which Dead is Dean?, Macaulay Culkin, Don’t Tell Her it’s Me, our weird connection to the Garbage Pail Kids, Guns and Roses, hidden jerky, Donald Glover, you can’t tell the players without a program… and their defects, Jocko, that movie was stupid anyway… but he just made it worse with his face, Lethal Weapon 2, Jay is Dory from Finding Nemo, …it’s card games… algebraic equations… and Stars Wars movies, and where exactly was Bruce Willis during the 9/11 attack?
“Merry fucking Christmas, from Misty and everybody else at Movie Meltdown."
Direct download: Come_join_the_party_were_just_like_Jesus_Ep_153_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10 PM
Sat, 10 December 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 152
This week we are back as we discuss the Universal classic "Creature from the Black Lagoon". Dave joins us again this week, and he's not only a big "Creature" fan (who brings cool toys!!), but in the past he has worked with members of the cast Julie Adams, Ben Chapman and Ricou Browning!
And at some point before we discuss the Halloween Candy Conspiracy, we also mention… A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Tree of Life, watching a movie on your iPhone, Jack Arnold, wearing your utility belt, it was the most gratuitous use of 3D technology I have ever seen, a bad-ass Han Solo move, science vs. money, Gorilla at Large, AntiChrist, the moment that life began on the planet, an encyclopedia of 50's ingénue gestures and looks, Destroy all Monsters, Clearwater Springs Flordia, back when women used to wear wigs, conservatism is progressive, Thunderball, The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, was that a cosmic vagina?, the adolescent boy that is 'The Creature', an intense David Hyde Pierce, being friends with a Bigfoot, David Lynch, Island of Lost Souls, a pure carved leather corset, the Summer of 1982, if your are terrified of me... I'm gonna kill you, the child care cave, Gilligan's Island and Tarantula for breakfast.
Spoiler Alert: Seriously, just go watch “Creature from the Black Lagoon”… it’s a classic.
"You know, you watch 'The Creature from the Black Lagoon', and you can't help thinking what it would be like to have sex with that thing. And by 'that thing', I mean... a 50's chick."
Sun, 4 December 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 151
This week a full crew settles into the coffee shop for another edition of The Caffeinated Movie Geek featuring one of our favorite segments The Grind. This time around we discuss the impact of the disappearance of brick and mortar video stores. From nostalgia to new technology to building a community of movie fans we address the whole situation.
Plus while we try to decide if we are a movie abuser or not, we also mention… Super 8, Escape from New York, Raymond Carver, NetFlix, Zombie Cheerleading Camp, Scream 4, Wristcutters, geek comradery, Kenneth Branagh, the punk DIY approach, Mantra, Splice, Neve Campbell, Lonely Hearts, The Addams Family, the gatekeepers, the community of a video store, Ray Harryhausen, Like Water for Elephants, Hamlet, DVDs on the shelf, Adam Carolla putting in a swimming pool, the caves under Kansas City, “dollar Wednesday“, the consistency of bagged iced, a mathematical process for figuring out what you like, AFI, Coppola writing Patton, a bag of weed and an old Yes album cover, Night of the Living Fred, The Godfather, Joe Johnston, mixing comedy and horror, StakeLand, the disappearance of 35mm, seriously… we like independent films, Red State, ME TV, guerilla filmmaking, the porn-renting customers, six degrees of separation, the death of Borders, my wife… the savage, the Vulcan mind-meld state of the audience, out-of-print movies, living in a hive, Wolfman, Attack the Block, the psychic Dances with Wolves, copyright law, Roger Dean, President Donald Pleasence, driving a car with a vortex under the seat, Captain America, more lens flares?!?, Everything Must Go, bypassing the system, Ernest Scared Stupid, defining a “B-movie” in today’s market, a movie-geek support group and is it a steamy thriller or an erotic masterpiece?
“At what point do you say, I’m gonna chase what the market wants?”
Fri, 25 November 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 150
This week we continue to loiter around a hotel room as we discuss ‘Geek Activities’ and reminisce about the details and interactions of the day. The most exciting of which is our Sofa Theater session of the week, the lush and sweeping Somewhere in Time, which features special guest co-host actor Doug Jones!! Star of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy 1 and 2, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Guild, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the man who is bringing us the coffee table portfolio entitled - Mime Very Own Book.
And somewhere, possibly sitting in the middle of the hallway, we mention… The Ward, Wonder Falls, getting your wisdom teeth taken out, Anthony Michael Hall, Devour, Channel 1, Felicia Day, Peep World, the son of the devil… or a witch… or a satanic beast???, Sarah’s Key, Amber Heard runs, forging a magnificent blade, the Steve Guttenberg appeal, Supernatural, The Annual Jones Family Vacation, Cave Dwellers, beating up Scary Spice, Joss Whedon… genius, Happy Accidents, scary Stormtroopers, Randy and Lisa’s kiwis, The Grand Hotel, Max Headroom, In Time, being a ‘Steampunk Dandy‘, Psycho, kind of an orc sword, sneaking through the horse door, I love Anderson Cooper!, Dragon Age: Redemption, baby in a backpack, Christopher Plummer, stuck in an elevator with Sean Patrick Flannery and Michael Rooker, eating peeps, leaving Corey out, Police Academy on Loritabs, Jensen Ackles, Sarah Silverman, being excited to see Alex Winter, Ricky Gervais, those painter-ly moments, Michael C. Hall, No iCarly for you!!, Norman Reedus on The Walking Dead, Rainn Wilson, Noah Hathaway winked at me and being a face wrangler.
Spoiler Alert: Quit dragging your feet and watch “Somewhere in Time”. It’s been like thirty years already.
For all your Doug Jones information, go to: http://www.thedougjonesexperience.com/
Direct download: Caught_Somewhere_in_Time_with_The_Doug_Jones_Experience_Ep_150_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:50 PM
Sat, 19 November 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 149
This week we head to some random convention and crash Randy and Lisa's hotel room. Plus we talk to legendary actor JOHN SAXON!! All that in addition to movie news as well as our usual witty and/or ridiculous banter.
And while we decide whether or not werewolves like kiwis, we also discuss… Star Trek 2, Frozen, Elijah Wood, Winchester at GraceLand, P2, Family Circus, Shark Night 3D, Tai Chi, I hate pencils - I just want you to know, Benicio Del Toro, Heavy D, Where’s Waldo, Hatchet, downy face is Snow White, learning Judo, Khan!!!, Killer Pizza, Bil Keane, The Reluctant Debutante, Corin Nemec, Wim Wenders directing “The Avengers”, if he threatens to flip Chris Pine for real…, Ali Larter, Adam Green, Charlize Theron, acting classes at Carnegie Hall, Sands Sharks… that all that should need to be said, Traffic, Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? David Tennant, a monster hunting enterprise, did I just make up an Aerosmith video in my brain?, Excess Baggage and I don’t need a hobby - I’ve got my hatred.
“I’m totally in bed with a werewolf.”
Sat, 12 November 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 148
This week, after a round of Geek Activities, we sit down and talk with comedian and sound effects master Michael Winslow! Then we revisit the 80's comedy stylings of "Police Academy". But how does it hold up to our modern mindset?
And though it may feel like we are caught in Joe Dante‘s Inferno, while we are there we still manage to discuss… Dexter, Tree of Life, The Walking Dead, the world’s largest comedy festival, oh there’s Sean Penn… hey Sean, a polar bear wandering by, That’s Kung Fu, Michael Myers, Friction, Flip Wilson, a reasonably likable doofus, Andre Braugher, The Palomino Riders, Jennifer Lawrence, Cheech and Chong, John Goodman, The Gong Show, how come they give Sandra Bullock half a size to small to wear?, Mother Teresa’s plane skidding into a crowd, Halloween 4 and 5, Tom Green, A Boy’s Life, Count Basie, Mos Def, Miranda July, cutting edge Soviet theater, Monty Python, was he crushed by a ton of Hallmark cards someone was trying to make into a fucking movie?, Jack Benny, $100 budget, Water Max, Gremlins, Stallone, baby Kim Cattrall, Homicide, Storytelling, Red Skelton, Mel Brooks, Pretty Little Liars, mobile homeless, X-Men: First Class, Nets and Traps, Benny Hill, The More then average White Band, finding a big box of DVD’s, National Lampoon Magazine, decent little filmmaking… wrapped in an enigma… just slathered with pretentious bullshit, let’s play dress-up and do crafts, Desperate Housewives, floating heads, Waterworld, Maria Bello, you don’t mess with no Brooklyn rabbit and $516.32.
Spoiler Alert: In most ways you can spoil “Police Academy”, we probably do.
“I still have people telling me that what I’m doing is annoying.”
Sat, 5 November 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 147
This week features special guest co-host Emma Caulfield. Star of the web series “Bandwagon“, the feature film “Darkness Falls” and a little show you might have heard of called “Buffy the Vampire Slayer“.
In honor of this week’s movie, we start off swapping movie scars from our childhood. And we forgo most standard “professional” questions and go straight for the geeky essentials. And Emma does not disappoint.
Then we discuss this week’s Sofa Theater feature: JAWS! The Spielberg blockbuster that changed the movie industry, left a definitive mark on pop culture for generations… and probably killed a lot of beach activity for several years.
And while basking in the appreciation of our applause app, we also mention… Poltergeist, Tarantino, Laura, Flash Gordon, dynamic and interesting female characters, Aliens, Take Shelter, being an actress in previous years versus today, Moby Dick, the Toht melting scene, remakes, Hitchcock, the creatures in the cantina, Kubrick, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Inception, being a drama queen, Jesus Christ Superstar, Empire of the Sun, I slept in my parent’s bed for a week, Rebecca, Super 8, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Birds and being deathly afraid of sharks. (Hmmm, I wonder what brought that on?)
Spoiler Alert: Hopefully they pulled you aside in school and sat you down for your government-sponsored viewing of “Jaws”. If not, write to your congressman. Oh yeah, and go watch the movie!
“I just think it mastered character and suspense and action - in a way that no other film really has done.”
- For more on “Bandwagon” go to: http://www.bandwagontheseries.com/
- For more on “Ripped” go to: http://whoisripper.com/
Direct download: We_Are_Gonna_Need_a_Bigger_Episode_Ep_147_-_3001_MONO.wav
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47 AM
Sat, 29 October 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 146
This week we do our best impression of a gourmet coffee show on PBS, as we roll into a one-two punch of Marlena Moments. All that before discussing this week’s Sofa Theater feature - “The Incredible Shrinking Woman”. Loaded with an impressive cast, anti-consumerism messages and a gorilla flipping you off. (I think we have our work cut out for us.) Plus a “One from the Vaults” memory from the film’s star Lily Tomlin!
And after we do our part to help society with Movie Meltdown’s public service announcement, we go on to mention… going to third base, an Easter-themed neighborhood, subdued but still obnoxious, Gandhi eating Mayor McCheese, Jane Wagner, going to jail for the Lord Jesus Christ, that pistachio suit, stock gorilla suits, Jello shots… two birds with one stone, why is Lily Tomlin so hot?, Concepcion, the trashiest drunkest pseudo-bikers you could ever find, Barbie Dreamhouse, the screaming box, why women aren’t funny?, Jesus riding a T-Rex, Henry Gibson, The Keystone Kops, 80’s high back-butt, characters grow… people change, Dinosaurs and monster trucks, JT, Raymond Carver, Rick Baker, Mike Douglas, Pussy Bow Blouse, AH!, the twin-pack sidetrack, toxic soup will save us, and the fact that it looks like a swingers party - and everybody’s ugly!
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for “The Incredible Shrinking Woman”. Go watch it now, for spoiler-free listening.
“I love tiny people with giant props!”
Direct download: The_Incredible_Shrinking_Episode_Ep_146_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:33 AM