In this episode Joey chats with returning guest Chris Taber (of the crankcast) to discuss John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic “Halloween” as well as the entire franchise. Topics discussed range from the innovative camerawork, it’s place in the horror cannon, and whether it should of been a franchise at all, as well as horror documentaries, Anchor Bay’s home video releases, Carpenter’s ouevre, and much more.
In this episode the boys discuss John Landis’ 1981 horror masterpiece “An American Werewolf In London” starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. It’s a bit more scattershot than usual but they do manage to touch on topics such as the fear of growing up, why Landis is not considered a more important director, how good Jenny Agutter looks in a nurse uniform, and so much more.
In this episode the boys are joined by storyboard and comic book artist Gabriel Hardman to discuss Charles Laughton’s 1955 macabre fairy tale “The Night Of The Hunter” starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winter, and Lillian Gish. In the episode we discuss such topics as the evils of religion, the influence of silent film and german expressionism, what makes a horror movie work, and much more.
In this episode the boys are joined by guest Taylor Pithers to discuss the current crop of trailers for the fall movie season.
The Dark Knight Rises
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
In this episode the boys return after a long hiatus to talk about Matt’s pick Danny Boyle’s 1996 cult classic “Trainspotting” starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, and Jonny Lee Miller. Topics discussed include the depiction of heroin use, the state of British cinema in the early 90′s, Britpop, common themes in all of Boyle’s work, and much more.
In this episode Matt, Joey, and Alec go through the current crop of trailers for the Summer movie season.
30 Minutes Or Less
Attack The Block
Crazy Stupid Love
Everything Must Go
Midnight In Paris
Our Idiot Brother
X-Men: First Class
In this episode the boys are joined by Ron Richards (of Ifanboy) to discuss Martin Scorsese’s 1990 mobster classic “Goodfellas” starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci. Ron regales the boys with tales of growing up in New York, the subtle art of saying something without saying it, and how to properly stir the sauce. Topics of discussion include the brilliance of Paul Sorvino, the interesting narrative techniques, the accuracy of the locations, the representation of the Italian-American experience, the deconstruction of Mafia archetypes, and if this is the last great Scorsese film or not.