Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Strangers on a Train - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Strangers on a Train, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting..


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Strangers on a Train

Keep your tickets handy for the conductor as we have a chance encounter with the quintessential Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Strangers on a Train. Listen as we discuss Hitch's foray into film noir, praise Robert Walker's performance as the film's delusional villain, and explore the story's homoerotic subtext. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and carousel casualties.


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Have any uncomfortable encounters while riding the rails? Do you think Bruno and Guy's meeting was chance or is Bruno a stalker? Want to discuss marry-go-round evacuation procedures? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Death Proof - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Death Proof, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Death Proof (Commentary)

We have miles to go before we sleep so we’re hitting the gas on another commentary track as we talk through one of Agatha’s favorite films: the extended cut of Quentin Tarantino’s exploitation tribute Death Proof. We’ll discuss how the film’s subject matter reflects some of Tarantino’s less savory personality traits and personal history, note how the film was expanded from the version presented in Grindhouse, and point out some of Tarantino’s cinematic allusions. Listen for our countdown to start your copy of the movie. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and lots of pretty cars.

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Want to discuss cinema's greatest car stunts? Know where we can score a 1970 white Dodge Challenger? Is it nice to be nice, Kim? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Metropolis - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Metropolis, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Metropolis

From the highest skyscrapers to the deepest catacombs, we're going high and low to examine Fritz Lang's highly influential silent science fiction epic Metropolis from 1927. Kyle Brunet joins us again as we discuss the film's metaphorical depiction of class warfare, compare the screenplay to the excesses of author Thea von Harbou's novel, and analyze the differences in the various versions of the movie. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and the beginnings of our pessimistic new show, Doomcast!!

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Want to complain about your working conditions at your subterranean office? Do you prefer silent movies with or without music? Have any bionic appendages to boast of? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Monday, June 20, 2022

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Supplement

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Commentary)

It's been 40 years since the release of Steven Spielberg's heartwarming (and heart-glowing) blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and we're celebrating with a full commentary track for the movie. Listen as we wax nostalgic about Star Wars toys and Atari games, note the film's parallels with other Spielberg productions such as Close Encounters and Poltergeist, and ponder why there are so many Raggedy Ann dolls in the Taylor household. Listen for our countdown to start your copy of the movie. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and some inarticulate crying.

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Want to share your memories of E.T.-mania circa 1982? Is there a better film product placement than this movie's use of Reese' Pieces? Do you think the Atari 2600 E.T. game is the worst video game ever made? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Invaders From Mars (1953) - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Invaders From Mars, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Invaders From Mars (1953)

Gee whiz!!! Noel Thingvall joins us once again as we burrow into the sand to face William Cameron Menzies' classic 1953 sci-fi chiller Invaders From Mars. Listen as we debate the effectiveness of the film's nightmarish final reveal, criticize Martian mutant couture, and re-examine Tobe Hooper's 1986 remake of the movie. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and an epic battle with a spider.

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Do you think humanity is just reality TV for extra-terrestrials? Want to share your recurring nightmare of large awkward green men with us? Do you kill household spiders or spare their lives? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

This Island Earth - Supplement

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This Island Earth

Clear your interociter screens as Noel Thingvall joins us again to discuss the pulpy sci-fi thriller This Island Earth from 1955. Listen as we examine the changing politics in the adaptation of the story from its source novel, comment how on how the film's reputation was changed by Mystery Science Theater 3000, and detail the impressive filmography of Orangey the Cat. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and confusion over the pronunciation of Faith Domergue's name.

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Are you interested in biopics about animal actors? Do you know where we can find an instruction manual for an interociter? Have an opinion on the effectiveness of the creature puppet from The Giant Claw? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Friday, April 1, 2022

The Public Enemy - Supplement

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

The Public Enemy


We’re offering up a generous serving of beer, blood, and grapefruit as we watch another all-time great gangster movie, 1931’s The Public Enemy. Listen as we celebrate the magnetic screen presence of leading man James Cagney, thrill to director William Wellman’s dynamic visual style, and examine how the movie has inspired various crime films throughout the years, from the work of Martin Scorsese to A Clockwork Orange. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and lots of unresolved mommy issues. Also please be advised that in discussing the movie we do discuss a sexual assault and domestic violence that occur in the film.

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Little Caesar - Supplement

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Little Caesar

We're joining the rackets with the original gangster flick as we talk about Little Caesar from 1931. Listen as we heap praise on Edward G. Robinson's iconic performance as ambitious mobster Rico Bandello, explore the title character's ambiguous sexual orientation, and note real-life incidents of mob violence that inspired the events of the movie. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and lots of 1930s gangster slang, see?

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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What criminal antiheroes do you enjoy cheering on? Do you see any similarities between Rico and a certain ex-President? Want to show off your diamond-encrusted jewelry? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Boston Science Fiction Marathon SF47 - Supplement

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Boston Science Fiction Marathon SF47

It's our 4th annual all-nighter with the Boston Science Fiction Marathon as we endure SF47's onslaught of a dozen sci-fi flicks in 24 hours. We're loaded up on coffee and Moxie as we face ecological disasters, anti-scientific attitudes, cinematic pandemics, thought-provoking explorations of the universe, and a nonsensical Star Wars rip-off. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and a deus ex monkey-na.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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Do you find it a bit too real to watch contagion-themed movies? Want to speculate on what a quality Isaac Asimov Robots TV series could be like? Richard Donner or Richard Lester, who made the better Supeman sequel? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Bringing Up Baby - Supplement

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Bringing Up Baby

This episode Noel Thingvall joins us again as we dig up missing dinosaur bones, get a leash around a tame leopard, and discuss Howard Hawk's classic screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby. Listen as we analyze whether Katharine Hepburn's impulsive heiress is the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl, chuckle at the risqué innuendos the script manage to slip by the censors, and propose potential sequels involving Mothra and deadly tar pits. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and Bruce Willis dubbed into Japanese.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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Do you ship Aunt Elizabeth and Major Applegate? Want to educate us on where the intercostal clavicle is located in a Brontosaur skeleton? Want to recommend a great Fritz Feld maître d' performance? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Monday, January 31, 2022

The Best of 2021 - Supplement

 While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on The Best Movies of 2021, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

The Best of 2021

It’s that wonderful time of year again as we list our favorite movies released during 2021. Listen as we discuss the difficulties of moviegoing in the midst of a pandemic and the importance of escapism in our choices. The movies we talk about include feminine descents into madness, off-beat convention-challenging Westerns, and a ton of amazing debut features from directors to watch out for. Warning: Contains explicit language, mild spoilers, and family scategoaps… scapegoats.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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Any films you think we should have included in our lists? Are there new filmmakers out there you think we should be looking at? How do you feel about seeing movies in the theaters given our current pandemic situation? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Trouble With Harry - Supplement

 While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on The Trouble With Harry, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

The Trouble With Harry

Noel Thingvall returns to the show as we grab some shovels and unearth one of Alfred Hitchcock's most unusual films, the strangely sweet black comedy The Trouble with Harry. Listen as we examine the title corpse's post-mortem career as a small town matchmaker, marvel at the film's clever dialogue and gorgeous autumnal location photography, and reveal the connection between Hitchcock and the 2002 thriller Phone Booth. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and a particularly sinister closet door.


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How would you react if you found a corpse in the woods? What you ask for if an eccentric artist wanted to buy you a gift? Do you happen to know the market value of a dead rabbit? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.