Thu, 30 June 2011
This week we return to the coffee shop for another installment of the Caffeinated Movie Geek, including geek activities, a look at the new book “Crazy 4 Cult - Cult Movie Art” and a return to Movie Fan Freakshow, as we tell the freaky tales of three unusual characters.
- Pulp Fiction artwork by Billy Perkins from the book: “Crazy 4 Cult - Cult Movie Art”
- To see the artist’s renderings of this week’s freaks go to: http://moviefanfreakshow.com/
“This is the movie within the movie!”
Sat, 25 June 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 128
This week, in addition to fine Italian dining, we also discuss the infamous movie - Rockula, starring the likes of Thomas Dolby, Toni Basil and Bo Diddley. Plus a One from the Vaults segment from the film's star Dean Cameron as he comments on his feelings towards Rockula.
Plus somewhere during or before the ice cream social we bring up…True Grit, pilgrims and pirates, The Triplets of Belleville, Com-promised, The Ten, missing the grand Hanna theme, vig-nett, Forcing myself to watch My Soul to Take, From Paris with Love, What’s up jiggles??, Solomon Kane, The State, Glamour Shots, Hailee Steinfeld, a displaced teacher from Pennsylvania, David Wain, Hoarders, slam and beat poetry, amazing kid actors, John Travolta, a hodge podge of everything, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the cheesy vampire version of Howard the Duck, our podcast full of hoarders, hippy juice, what do you do after being an actor, Winnie Cooper, Bo Diddley dressed in yellow spandex - rapping, I love werewolves, but I hate basketball, continually referencing Against the Dark, Joust-print?, it’s horrible and awesome, child prodigy Jonah Hill, finding four dead cats in your house and…I didn’t even watch this movie - and I hated it.
Spoiler Alert - You probably don’t care, but spoilers for Rockula.
Note - Steel Panther is the band I was trying to think of…Dean Cameron co-wrote a song with them and also directed one of their videos.
“Yeah, I taught erotica to special needs children.”
Thu, 16 June 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 127
This week we head back out for our third annual coverage of Flyover Film Festival. Our opening night excursion includes discussions of the films "The Lie" and "Another Earth". Plus an interview with Jess Weixler (Teeth) and Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) from "The Lie".
And while trying to not spoil these movies that haven’t even officially been released yet, we mention… pushing play and record at the same time, Brit Marling, Dear Mr. Gacy, Bryce Dallas Howard, The Fighter, kids recording in their basement, Surrogates, Matt Damon, T.C. boyle, Star Wars, using a cheat code to get out of work, How lame the human race is, Amy Adams, Hereafter, getting health care for your baby, Stripes, it’s one big Grand Theft Auto world, Marky Mark, William Mapother, The New Yorker, The Wonder Years, selling out your ideals, Get Smart, Jay Mohr, a society of Agoraphobics, William Forsythe, niche films, Christian Bale, Enchanted, “good” serial killers?, and being totally awesome at playing Joust.
“You know, you don’t make money, just saying…fuck the man.”
For more on Flyover Film Festival: http://www.flyoverfilmfestival.com/
For more on The Lie: http://theliemovie.com/
For More on Another Earth: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/anotherearth/
Thu, 9 June 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 126
This week we interview author Dave Conover about his book: War Eagles - The Unmaking of an Epic. This is the amazing story of a film that never happened and the greatest story NEVER told…until now.
And somewhere along the way, we mention…Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine, Merian C. Cooper, RoboTech, the world is on the brink of war, John Wayne, Peter Jackson, a secret weapon, a German P.O.W. camp, Flying Aces Magazine, a circumpolar flight, the Death Star of 1939, Clash of the Titans, calling Forry Ackerman at home, dinosaurs, Raiders of the Lost Ark, a giant zeppelin, MGM, John Ford, dropping a nuclear bomb on New York, the summer of ‘77, Hitler invades Poland, Willis O'Brien, King Kong Lives, the alternate script for Dracula’s Daughter, Ray Harryhausen, fighting Nazis, Mighty Joe Young, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, giant eagles, Technicolor, The Searchers, the death ray, tracking down clues, fighting allosauruses, copyrighting Mickey Mouse, a lost tribe of Vikings, controlling the Helium production, Sonny Bono, King Kong, The Flying Tigers, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth and…Buy War Bonds!
Spolier Alert: You will in fact hear the end of this movie…that never happened. Does that still count as a spoiler?
“In the box were…a War Eagle armature, some of the creatures from the spider pit in King Kong, The Giant Behemoth…things like that.”
Check out Dave's book online: http://www.amazon.com/WAR-EAGLES-Unmaking-Alternate-Monsters/dp/1593934815
Fri, 3 June 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 125
Recorded live at the Beatersville Car and Bike Show…First off, Marlena has a monumental moment of self discovery. Well, sort of. Then we check in with Eddy from Th' Empires and hear his harrowing tales of the road. Knife-ings, rattlesnakes and hitchhiking ensues. Then our full group discussion of this week’s Sofa Theater feature…the Robert Mitchum moonshinin' classic - Thunder Road! All that - plus a sizable bonus track for those who like to rock!
And from the outskirts of the parking lot we discuss…The Descent 2, Eliza Doolittle, Chevy vs. Ford, the spirit lives on, Black Dynamite, tall crazy slut, Phil Alvin, rapey ex-Army guy, getting hopped up on Kerouac, an acid-version of Tokyo, J.D. Salinger, cassette singles, drugs and bugs, being encouraged to be an asshole, Pulling, do you think I’m sweater girl?, a lot of strippers a lot of colors, Slags, getting knifed in Memphis, a lot of oddly sexual insects, Big Trouble in Little China, Shitty Shitty Bang Bang, remember craft night?, The Blasters, Naked Lunch, the birth of Nascar, music on plastic dinner plates, Th’ Empires doing The Empires, hitchhiking from Bloomington to Dallas, culture vs. biscuit recipes, the extravagant life of a rock star, Enter the Void and having an oddly truncated name.
Spoiler Alert: Full spoiler talk for Thunder Road. So go watch it first, Hot Rod.
“Are we going to, 50 years from now, be debating the philosophy within Fast and the Furious?”
For more on Th' Empires: http://thempires.com/
For more on Beatersville: http://beatersville.com/