Fri, 26 August 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 137
This week we continue on our trip to Chicago with our first ever roadtrip edition of The Caffeinated Movie Geek, as we visit "Bleeding Heart Bakery". Home of punk rock pastries and co-owner Vinny, who joins us for this week's Sofa Theater feature: Stake Land. And along the way we meet Peter Ostrum (Charlie Bucket), Paris Themmen (Mike TeeVee) and Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) from the classic Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory! Plus cakeballs!!
And while we avoid the dead hooker under the bed in our hotel room, we mention…censoring music, Black and Tan Coffee, H.P. Lovecraft, Zombieland, the novelty of being in a film wore off, taking it to the next level, how do you make…a dragon?, killing an infant, Godzilla, Lady Gaga and Judas Priest, donating more money then you make, the arm of Disney, seeing the zipper in the rubber suit, crossing your H, what the hell is a macchiato??, Texas being it’s own country, punk rock, an innocent romp, what a bunch of assholes!, John Carpenter’s The Thing, being in Munich, Germany in 1970, not hitting specific formula chords, the death of Norman Reedus, I love it when I’m disturbed., using your pockets for the first time, stabbing someone with a linoleum knife, until finally Fangoria called, painting Ralph Partelow miniatures for Dungeons and Dragons, Justin Bieber hairdoo, vamp bombs, Finding Nemo, Torchwood, the missing Saturday mornings, there’s so many layers of problems, you can’t have happiness, The Road, Specterman, layers of nerdom, wow that was really dark, the guy in the suit and in the last few years - we’ve really exploited my layers of nerdom.
Spoiler Alert: Lots of spoilers for the underseen movie - Stake Land. So go watch it before you listen. You have been warned!
“It’s like a car accident…and you’re watching it. Grab on to your seat and get ready, because it only gets better from here.”
Direct download: Drive_This_7_Inch_Wooden_Stake_Through_My_Chicago_Heart_Ep_137_-_3000.mp3
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Fri, 19 August 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 136
The Meltdown Gang returns to Chicago for our annual trip to Wizard World/Comic Con. All in an effort to hang out with one of our favorites...Noah Hathaway, also known as Atreyu!! Later we grab some super burgers at Super Dawgs and recap the day! All before snuggling into bed for this week's storybook adventure TROLL!
And while we take photos of costumed dorks, we also mention…David Tennant, hold that elevator… for Robert Englund, chasing the bullies into the garbage can, mustache tattoos aren’t funny, Bastian is a dork, pinwheels, Wampires??, I would let Rutger Hauer mow our yard, sneaking around the transvestite, Dr. Who, Luckdragons, Sonny Bono, death by ice skate shoe, not a fan of Matt Smith, the agent of The Nothing, Dr. Slayer?, I yelled at a guy, rat burgers?, Dylan Dog, stunt troll, those kittens - they’re not sleepy, Hobo with a Shotgun, he killed the battery on his camera, Noah startled the bejeezus out of me, $5 shake, Lady Gaga look-a-likes, PG-13 kicking in, Noah Hathaway winked at me, Lou Ferrigno winked at some guy, I’m sure Orkin has something to get rid of wood nymphs, Tom Baker, I started thinking maybe Misty snuck some stuff in my drink, an old lady with weapons on the wall, you better quit looking at that - the FBI’s gonna come get you!, Happify is totally a word, creepy short shorts, Brandon Routh, Gus Fink, a talking tree stump, kitten pants, rebel fairies, Mac and Me, James O’Barr, reverse “The Ring”, windmills, snakeskin wallpaper is awesome and…did anyone ever figure out what the purple thing was this morning??
Spoiler Alert: I don’t know if you can really spoil “Troll”, but I have heard , “You cannot sense-ify this movie.”
“Oh he knows how to work his sonic screwdriver!!”
Thu, 11 August 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 135
This week's version of "The Caffeinated Movie Geek", makes us examine our own teenage years and romantic endeavors as we discuss the indie feature "The Myth of the American Sleepover".
Plus while we crossover into the age of enlightenment as we drink coffee all day, we also mention…wanting to be Sherlock Holmes, Freaks and Geeks, taking over the Earth, working in an ice factory, Dawson’s Creek, Monopoly without being Monopoly, Skyline, My So-Called Life, I believe he may be the only guy who switched twins, Cold Weather and your mom breaking up with your boyfriend.
Spoiler Alert: Spoilers for all those awkward teenage moments (both in our lives AND this week‘s movie).
“This is the one-sheet poster child for indie movies.”
Direct download: The_Myth_of_the_American_Teenager_Ep_135_-_3000.mp3
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Thu, 4 August 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 134
This week we are back at the Fright Night Film Fest/FandomFest with more crazy stories from our table, plus we interview our special guest - director Albert Pyun (The Sword and the Sorcerer, Cyborg, Captain America)! Plus he sits in for our Sofa Theater feature: 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Plus in between the times Robert Carradine keeps bum rushing the mic, we discuss… Dar when he was younger, Asian-American directors, having a Captain America tattoo, a boring season of True Blood, bending the program around your head to mimic Cinerama, a gaggle full of hot guys, a slave to the comic book, The Misfits, Igor, Godard films, slammin’ nurses, Jean Claude Van Damme’s dad and Charlie Sheen’s mom, I swear to god if I hear that Pokemon theme song one more goddamned fucking time, the cheesy Nacho cheese joke, there was no place to develop film on the island, Wizards of Waverly Place, Jennifer Garner, you can’t buck the system, without paying a price, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Edward Furlong, directing vs. making movies, more die talk, there’s gonna be a throw down, Boba Fatt, whatever kind of weird porn you got - there’s a nitch for it, the smack down that almost went down, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, working with Darren McGavin, John Carpenter just winked at me, you can’t quit on your first film, the dawn of man is also the dawn of cinema, Electrolux, working with Dennis Hopper, having no respect for actors that were on Wings, that’s one of those costumes - you don’t put it on, you pour it on, Captain America in Yugoslavia and our weekend of adventures with Tiffany Shepis.
Spoiler Alert: Can you spoil 2001 if you still haven’t figured it all out? Either way, possible spoiler alert.
“I think the great advantage Kubrick had, beyond the strength of vision and the will that he had…was that he didn’t have to cast Steven Seagal.”