Matinee Idles Reunion

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Friend of the show Shawn Pryor got the whole gang back together on his show The Black Box to look back at the podcast and why it disappeared so abruptly.

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Episode 44 – Halloween

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.

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Episode 43 – An American Werewolf In London

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.

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Episode 42- The Night Of The Hunter

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.

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Episode 41 – Fall Trailer Chat

In this episode the boys are joined by guest Taylor Pithers to discuss the current crop of trailers for the fall movie season.

50/50
Carnage
The Dark Knight Rises
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
In Time
Melancholia
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
The Muppets
The Sitter
The Thing
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Episode 40 – Trainspotting

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.

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Episode 39 – Summer Trailer Chat

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
Bad Teacher
Crazy Stupid Love
Everything Must Go
Midnight In Paris
Our Idiot Brother
X-Men: First Class

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