Saturday, December 29, 2007

Saturday Score Selection #4: Risky Business Unreleased

Steamy showers, sexy hookers, train lovin', sliding around in your tighty whiteys, and driving a Porsche were the inspiration for this piece of genius from Tangerine Dream... and also the usual description of my weekends. Everyone has heard of this movie is seems, and everyone knows that Phil Collins track that those crazy brits made popular again in that silly commercial with that monkey. What people don't know is that Tangerine dream actually recorded a lot of music for this film that was never actually released on an album. It's really unfortunate too, because Tangerine Dream is way too talented not to have all their stuff pressed and sold to the masses. Anyway, the score is beautiful and melodic, with a few dark and brooding tracks that really accent the danger that lil' ole' Cruise is in when fighting off Guido the killer pimp. I'm going to leave you with the longest of the unreleased demo tracks from this score, and you can thank me later. Or now...which ever you prefer. Enjoy.

Download Tangerine Dream - Risky Business Unreleased Demo track via yousendit

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays!

There will be no radio show or podcast this week, as I take time away to get let down by the lack of presents I will receive this year. Enjoy the holiday however it is you do, be it with family or a bottle of scotch.

PS- Watch some crummy Christmas flicks and think of me.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Saturday Score Selection #3: Midnight Express (1978)

This weeks score selection hails from the of one of the greatest Italo Disco masterminds that greasy boot ever kicked into stardom. Giorgio Moroder. There's something about haunting electronic scores that really gets my film panties in a bunch, the kind of bunch that you don't even want to pick out either. Many of the tracks are atmospheric electronic soundscapes with gentle melodies, but then you get hit with a track like "Istanbul Blues" which is strange electronic/blues ballad, and then he sends a creepy experimental sound montage at you in the track "The Wheel". Though all of these are outshined in my opinion by the classic track "Chase" which is what I leave you with this week. You may also recognize as the theme song to the AM radio program "Coast to Coast AM" listened to by many dorks, nerds, lonely truckers, conspiracy theorists, and genius millionaire playboy badasses (i.e. me and my good buddy over at

Giorgio Moroder - Chase - download via yousendit


Friday, December 21, 2007

Hellboy 2: A Sequel I won't bitch about till after I see it.

It's good to see that Pan's Labyrinth didn't go straight to Guillermo del Toro's head making him full on art house snob. Got to respect guys that know how to enjoy themselves. Also guys that appreciate the value of good costume designers/make-up artists/set designers and know when NOT to completely abuse CGI. The new trailer to Hellboy II: The Golden Army looks stunningly more entertaining than the first one turned out to be, even with the ridiculous cliche action music. Though there's always a level of entertainment involved with the fantastic (albeit hit or miss) Ron Perlman. We'll see I guess...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wall-E may not be Crap-E

I know you hear me bitch and moan about CGI all the time, but if you're still getting your panties in a bunch to see CGI animals doing people things, then I've got something warm and buttery you can choke on. Movie popcorn. Anyway, CGI can be done tastefully, and Pixar usually shows us how. I'm slightly excited about Wall-E, however don't think I can't find SOMETHING to complain about. One thing that irks me about Pixar is how John Lasseter, czar of Pixar, loves patting himself on the back about how original all his movies are. Lemme show you how original Wall-E is...see Johnny-5 from Short Circuit below.

Hell, even the promotional posters are damn near identical copies. Don't think you can sneak one past me Disney...

Here's the trailer in case you weren't excited yet.

PS - Hey John Lasseter; "Nosotros kick 'yo butt, nosotros kick 'yo face, nosotros kick 'yo balls in to ou-ter spppaaaccee!"

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Yes, it's a Christmas Special, damnit!

Happy Holidays folks,

It's that time of year again, time for watching movies about holiday parties that never happen where you work, where the cute secretary gets hammered and xeroxes her fanny while the nerdy mail room guy waits by the mistletoe to sneak a peck on the cheek of that special lady he's been stalking all year. Or movies about Christmas memories that are always somehow better than yours, trees that look nicer, cookies that are perfectly moist and delicious, Santa bringing you exactly what you want or getting in some zany trouble with the real world while the fate of christmas hangs in the balance. Oh, the holidays... so here's a Christmas Special for those ears! You heard the following selections from some of my favorite 'Christmas' films:


Die Hard - Michael Kamen - (1988)
Edward Scissorhands - Danny Elfman - (1990)
The Muppet Show - The Muppets - (1976)
Eyes Wide Shut - Jocelyn Pook - (1999)
Ernest Saves Christmas - Mark Snow - (1988)
Scrooged - Danny Elfman - (1988)
Lethal Weapon - Michael Kamen - (1987)
Gremlins - Jerry Goldsmith - (1984)
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Vince Guaraldi - (1965)


Monday, December 17, 2007

Youtube: The Movie

Not exactly the newest news cause you've probably already ignored the advertisement on facebook and myspace like I have for days, but Knoxville and the gang have made a new feature length movie. I'd almost rather eat at turd than watch them do it. Okay I lie, I'll watch it 4 times, and crap my pants but not eat the turd. Though, what's so damned special about watching you get kicked in the nuts AGAIN? Well, it's viewable completely free and on the internet, that's what. It's also apparently the first broadband movie ever to be released by a major studio. Breaking new ground by breaking your faces...clever Knoxville. Though youtube beat you to it. You just know how to make millions from it. Mad props. How about a major studio give me money for Fireworks War. Oh well, anyway it premiers on Dec 19th.

Jackassworld website

I Am Legend rantview

50% Awesome - 50% Give me cancer now.

So last night I saw the new Big Willy joint "I Am Legend" based on the 1954 Richard Matheson classic. Chances are you've already read a bunch of reviews recently that told you that and forgot when I told you about it months ago. So I'm not going to repeat myself. I WAS excited about this movie...until the CGI news I heard...but you know that too. I never really understood how unbelievably disappointed I'd be by the CGI until the first scene where an infected human flies out the window and starts banging his CGI noggin on the pavement flopping around like that fish in the end of that Faith No More music video "Epic".

I think the most frustrating thing for me about this movie is that it didn't need to be eye bogglingly ridiculous. I was drawn in and sold so well with the haunting city scapes, the eerie silence and somber but still positive attitude of Neville (Smith). It was starting out as a very fine adaptation of the novel, until the creepy crawlies came on the scene. I was so built up and excited that this might NOT end up to be a steaming pile of manure, that I fell extra hard when all of the infected humans looked worse than Imhotep from The Mummy remake in 1999. In fact, it looked as if they were modeled exactly from the creatures in the mummy just given different skin textures. Those mummy's actually looked BETTER and that was about EIGHT YEARS AGO. Is our CGI actually getting WORSE?
Also, I don't know why they even bothered to try and establish a lead infected human if they were going to make a hard left turn from the novel. So this one vampire bangs his head against things and screams a little louder at Neville than the others? Big Whoop. He wasn't nearly as cool as Mathias from the 1971 film "The Omega Man" that was also based on the Matheson novel.

They also threw in some dogs from the Resident Evil movies for spice, some explosions for ticket sales, and Will Smith reciting a scene from Shrek for laughs. It ended up just resorting to cheap startle tactics to get scares from folks as if it were a 28 days later ripoff, and the screams of the "vampires" don't get me started. I'll never figure out how a virus can transform a human larynx into that of a T-Rex/Dolphin/Monster from LOST hybrid that can rattle glass as well as bust my ear drums in the theater. I'm not putting my hands on my ears cause I'm scared, I'm doing it because it's painful and annoying to hear. In fact, the most creepy scene was when Neville found them while they were sleeping and you could hear the rapid and frantic breathing patterns of them in the darkness. Much more effective than a close up CGI mouth and a Dolby shattering squeal.

Which with all these distractions leads me to the ultimate disappointment; they drove us away from the TRUE scary point of the whole novel entirely. The infected humans aren't what we are supposed to be frightened of at all. Neville is the monster in their world, he is the last of his kind in a new place, and he can travel in both daylight and darkness, hunting and experimenting on the the infected. In their eyes, he's the enemy and he's their legend. Not the savior of the human race...though I suppose people don't buy tickets to see intelligent endings.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Saturday Score Selection #2 - Delta Force

Yeah yeah yeah, maybe I posted this just so I'd catch a flurry of Chuck Norris related web traffic. However, since you're here, let me tell you a little about the score to his film Delta Force. Okay, so maybe the movie was a steaming pile. Of gold. Though we're not here to talk about karate chops, machine guns, or handle bar mustaches, I'm here to talk about the composer Alan Sylvestri...who oddly enough is about as cool as a machine gun with a handlebar mustache karate chopping a girl in a bikini, who is dressed like a pirate, and holding your favorite beer and mouthing the words "Take me now". I suppose that doesn't tell you about this score, or does it? The main theme is enough to put on repeat and make you do push ups till your pecs are so juiced that you could crack a petrified walnut with them. Which I guess makes sense, as the rest of the score is surprisingly quiet and atmospheric, but very competent. Everyone needs a cool down right? The only other tracks that makes you want to pull triggers, punch faces and slap supple female bottoms is the middle and last one, appropriately tilted "Saved" and "Landing" as they are the victory/finale songs respectively. Enjoy the tune.

Alan Sylvestri - Delta Force Theme - download via yousendit

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ash + Swiss Army + Japanese School Girl =

Kataude mashin garu

COMING IN 2008...though probably nowhere close to you.

Just a podcast folks.


Thinking of breaking up my podcasts and my rants in to different posts on different days so there's less content for you lazy folks to consume in one sitting. With that said, here's the line up of this weeks show:


War In Space - Toshiaki Tsushima - (1977)
Valhalla - Ron Goodwin - (1986)
The Black Dahlia - Mark Isham - (2006)
Teen Wolf Too Mega Montage - (1987)
Misery - Marc Shaiman - (1990)
Adaptaion - Carter Burwell - (2002)
Seven Dollars to Kill - Francesco De Masi - (1966)
Days Of Heaven - Ennio Morricone - (1978)
Ladyhawke - Alan Parsons - (1985)


Thursday, December 06, 2007

Saturday Score Selection #1

This week I'm going to take a moment to give you a sample of Joe Jackson's score for the 1988 film "Tucker: The Man and His Dream". From start to finish this score keeps you on the toes of your wingtips, with it's big-band upbeat swingin' tunes lightly peppered with soft interludes and somber 40's style jazzy/blues club tunes that'd make even the toughest zoot suiter weep a few in his fedora. I find this score a great fit for the this film as listening to it makes me think of big cars and dapper dan hair-don'ts. I particularly enjoyed the creepy sci-fi feel of track 13 - "Hangin' in Howard Hughes' Hangar", but am going to let you guys wrap your aural mits around what I feel really stands out on this score. Enjoy.

Track 03 - "No Chance Blues" - download via yousendit

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Keepin' it short and preparing to launch.


Howdy Folks,
We heard music again this week...go figure. Here's what you heard:

The Black Windmill - Roy Budd - (1974)
Blue Velvet - Angelo badalamenti - (1986)
Big Trouble in Little China - John Carpenter - (1986)
Black Belt Jones -Dennis Coffey - (1974)
Flight of the Intruder - Basil Poledouris - (1991)
Ernest Saves Christmas - Mark Snow - (1988)
Grim Fandango - Peter McConnell - (1998)
Skull Monkeys - Terry S Taylor - (1997)
The Jungle Book (Spanish translation) - George Bruns - (1967)


Alright gang, so I'm having difficulty tracking my RSS subscribers, and my regular hits are starting to dwindle...I'm going to be expanding with some new weekly features in the coming weeks. Spolighting film scores with tasty downloads, as well as weekly obscure movie reviews courtesy of my pal (and former co-host) the Negative Cutter over at (where you can purchase every movie reviewed)
I'll be brief with my movie news this week to spare your tiny little attention spans.

1. Christopher Nolan talks about the new Batman movie over at (article) and the IMAX website has a behind the scenes well as a horrible website.

2. Reese Witherspoon doesn't deserve this...and is also a poopy face. and goofy looking. Also I heard she has bad gas.

3. OJ Simpson is up to his usual antics again. He always makes me chuckle...Remember the Naked Gun movies?

4. NICOLAS CAGE!!! Pathetic as ever. BWAHAHAHAHA.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bruckheimer: Wanted D.O.A ... Preferably D.

Howdy Folks,
This week, I played music from the following films:


The Wicker Man - Angelo Badalamenti - (2006)
Event Horizon - Michael Kamen & Orbital - (1997)
Uomo, un cavallo, una pistola, un - Stelvio Cipriani - (1967)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream - Joe Jackson - (1988)
Escape from New York - John Carpenter - (1981)
Splendor - Armando Trovajoli - (1986)
Come Blow Your Horn - Nelson Riddle - (1963)
Stranger Than Fiction - Brian Reitzell, Britt Daniel - (2006)
My Stepmother is an Alien - Alan Sylvestri - (1988)


Have you heard about the new movie G-Force? Disney is really punching me in the kidneys with this one. Here's the tag line: "A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world." Hooked yet? No? How about we sweeten the deal and make it a CGI / Live action combo flick, because we all know how awesome the Alvin and the Chipmunks remake is going to be. Or how great The Garfield Movie was. Still not hooked? Let's throw in the voices of Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan and Nicolas Cage to solidify ticket sales. They should also rename it CGI-Force.

I know you've heard me talking a lot about ole' Nick Cage lately, but there's a reason us media flies are always buzzing around him, it's because he always seems to be knee deep in crap. He really has a gift I think...though I don't like to put all the blame on the poor guy (Vampire's Kiss, The Weatherman, and Raising Arizona were all good flicks, I even liked Lord of War. I guess he just plays great deadbeats). You know who I DO like to blame for cruddy Hollywood productions? Jerry Bruckheimer, that's who. You'll never find this guy in front of the camera, and you probably don't even know his name cause you're too busy being bombarded with ridiculously long fight scenes, car crashes, explosions, and other actiony stuff when he's around. This whip-lash wizard has produced such film gold as Kangaroo Jack, Bad Boys II, National Treasure, Coyote Ugly, and Con Air(The list goes on and on) we should all hold on to our butts. Or at least our wallets anyway.

PS - If you listened to the show, you'd know about the free tickets to the North Arkansas Symphony show "Christmas at the movies" on Dec. 8th. If you'd like to have your chance at free pair, leave a comment and answer this question: What famous actor/comedian played the voice of the spaceship in the 1986 film "The Flight of the Navigator"?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Another week, another podcast.

Howdy Folks,

This week you heard music from:


Adventures in Babysitting - Koko Talyor & Albert Collins - (1987)
L'Alpagueur - Michael Colombier - (1976)
1492 - Conquest of Paradise - Vangelis - (1992)
Bronx Warriors - Walter Rizzati - (1982)
City of Women - Luis Bacalov - (1980)
Crocodile Dundee - Peter Best - (1986)
Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna - Riz Ortolani - (1972)
House of Flying Daggers - Shigeru Umebayashi - (2004)
Tootsie - Dave Grusin - (1982)
Tekkon Kinkreet - Plaid - (2006)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - David Newman - (1989)


In other news, the 2008 Sundance Film Festival which starts in January is starting to build hype by announcing its opening film. "In Bruges" starring Ralph Fiennes and Colin Farrel, a comedy about two hit men, will spear head the festival which takes place in Salt Lake City Utah. There are a few Express Pass B tickets left if you want to go...they're a steal at only $2,500 dollars. ::record scratch:: Yeah, Two thousand five hundred bones. That's probably more than some of the budgets of a handful of films that will be shown at the fest. Good grief Redford, no wonder the "Sundance" film fest gets it's name after Redfords sharp-shootin' bank robbing character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

There's other funny things to write about such as the new Knight Rider, Bruce Willis in the new sci-fi Blade Runner-esque film "The Surrogates" and video footage of Ghostbusters 3 (view here) but quite frankly I just don't have the steam for it this week, and chances are you aren't even reading this far into the post. Enjoy the podcast.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Why ride a CGI horse when you can rock a Vespa?

Howdy Folks,

Here's what we heard this week:


The War Lord - Jerome Moross - (1965)
Danny The Dog - Massive Attack - (2005)
Vampiros Lesbos - Manfred Hubluer & Sigfried Schwab - (1971)
Collateral - James Newton Howard - (2004)
Chain Reaction - Jerry Goldsmith - (1996)
Miami Vice - Jan Hammer - (1984)
The Princess Bride - Mark Knopfler - (1987)
Batman - Danny Elfman & Prince - (1989)
Black Orpheus - Luiz Bonfa - (1959)
The Saddest Music in the World - Christopher Dedrick - (2003)


In other news, Beowulf comes out this week. Excited? Not really. I saw the extended trailer for it on the big screen the other night and it felt like I was watching a cut scene from Diablo 2, or some other video game. Cut scenes work because they are SHORT. Not as feature length films. You know the only thing that is more realistic than watching a well done CGI horse galloping? Watching a REAL FREAKING HORSE. It's not like horses and swords are high tech or anything, or has our technology reached such levels as to where it's harder to fathom where one might find an actual creature and a piece of metal than it is to make on on a computer? (Note: If people actually read this and post some comments, I'll enter you in a drawing for a film score gift pack, courtesy of me and my endless generosity)

On a non CGI related note, Darren Aronofsky's new film 'The Wrestler' has made a few waves lately as Nicolas Cage just got replaced by Mickey Rourke.
I kind of feel bad for Nicolas Cage, not because he's a terrible actor and gets casted for roles he's completely unsuited for, and not because his hairline makes me spit milk through my nose every time I see it...but because how miserable must it be to get replaced on a part by a guy that got arrested for drunk driving on a Vespa? High fives Mickey! It's that sort of hard-nosed baddassery that makes you aces on my list. A Vespa though? I like to imagine that the Vespa at least had spikes on it Thunderdome style.
Either way Mickster, you totally Vespa'd ole Nicky if starring in National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets wasn't devastating enough for him.

PS- Go out and support 8 Films To Die For if the festival is playing in a city near you. The fact that there is a national film fest out there is really cool, and I'd hate to see it vanish.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

November Hollywood Shenanigans

Howdy Folks,
Another week down post Halloween, and as you can see, I've still got a few spooky scores trickling in to this weeks show. I played music from the following films:

The Sword & The Sorcerer - David Whitaker - (1982)
American Gladiators - Bill Conti - (1989)
Witches of Eastwick - J-Willz - (1987)
Spasmo - Ennio Morricone - (1974)
Red Planet - Gramme Revell - (2000)
Point Blank - Johnny Mandel - (1967)
Kundun - Philip Glass - (1997)
Subway - Eric Serra - (1985)
Eyes Wide Shut - Jocelyn Pook - (1999)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Bernard Herrman - (1947)
Heartbreakers - Tangerine Dream - (1984)


In other news, there's tons of entertaining stuff buzzing about at the moment. It's so hard to have to pick and choose what makes me chuckle the most though. I try to keep these things short and weekly. Do I talk about Pierce Brosnan in an alleged assault in Malibu or Shia LaBeouf getting arressted in a Walgreens in Chicago? Okay so Shia was kind of drunk and just being stubborn. He really needs to get quit binge drinking before the new Indiana Jones film comes out. Speaking of quitters and Indiana Jones, the guy that stole the computers and photographs used for Steven Spielberg's upcoming cash machine has pleaded guilty for receiving stolen property and commercial burglary. What a chump. I mean, you stole it man, you went through the trouble...don't give up now! Oh, and speaking of missing files, just when you thought David Duchovny had almost fallen from geek-grace; a release date for the new X-Files movie was just announced, July 25, 2008.

Though all is not lost in the world of sci-fi...I mean, we are kind of cursed with a never ending stream of remakes and sequels, but there's one that I've got my eyes all over. The Day the Earth Stood Still. Okay, so I wasn't that excited about it when they cast Keanu Reeves in the lead role of this remake, but now there's a reason my eyes are all over it, and her name is Jennifer Connelly. ::Growlll:: I've had a geek crush on this lass since 1986 when she starred in Labyrinth. I was just a young guy at the time but I still new she was hot tamales. Also, she's been in several neato sci-fi films, so I think she'll do fine. Keyword...fine.

And lastly, in this world of remakes there are some that we can't help but scratch our heads over...and I've been scratching my head a lot lately over Mr. Sly Stallone. The latest Rocky movie? Now a Rambo sequel? (Which I'm completely pumped about...I mean, check this trailer!)Though now Stallone says that he'll direct and star in a new Death Wish sequel. You remember those old Charles Bronson movies right? So Stallone is getting tired of making sequels to his own cult films from the 80's and is now doing other peoples cult films. Very sly... ::rimshot::

But hey, it probably won't be as bad as the GI Joe movie directed by Stephen Sommers right? Cause we all remember how awesome Scorpion King, Van Helsing, and Deep Rising were...

Yo Joe...I guess...?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Special tracklist and Download!

Howdy Folks,

Boy what a night! 4 hours of horror movie madness! I'll keep this post brief and get straight to the track listing and download! This week I played music from the films:

Planet Terror - Graeme Revell & Carl Thiel - (2007)
Cemetery Man - Manuel De Sica - (1994)
Poltergeist - Jerry Goldsmith - (1982)
Phantasm - Fred Myrow & Malcom Seagrave - (1979)
Dracula - Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet - (1992)
Troll - Richard Band - (1986)
Puppet Master - Richard Band - (1986)
Army of Darkness - Joseph LoDuca - (1992)
Halloween - John Carpenter - (1978)
The BLOB - Micheal Hoenig - (1988)
Fearless Vampire Killers - Krzysztof Komeda - (1967)
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht - Popol Vuh - (1979)
Flesh for Frankenstien - Claudio Gizzi - (1973)
Suspiria - Goblin - (1977)
Rosemary's Baby - Krzysztof Komeda - (1968)
The Fog - John Carpenter - (1980)
Planet of the Apes - Jerry Goldsmith - (1968)
The 'burbs - Jerry Goldsmith - (1989)
The Dunwich Horror - Les Baxter - (1970)
The Day of the Triffids - Ron Goodwin - (1962)
Creepshow - John Harrison - (1982)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch - John Carpenter - (1982)


Thanks so much to everyone that listened and those that called in, and thanks to you guys downloading it now and listening to it later! Your feedback is much appreciated! Feel free to leave comments here! I leave you with a photo of yours truly at a costume party this weekend. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I ain't 'fraid a no crows!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

(Insert Morse Code Noises Here)


We interrupt this blog to bring you a special news bulletin

Reports from Washington have warned us of an approaching radio program that could send our community into fits of fear induced insanity! Lock your doors! Hide your children! Wear some diapers! At its current speed, scientists predict it could be in your area on MONDAY OCTOBER 29th AT 6PM - 10PM! Research also supports that listening to the full 4 hours could melt your brain! BEWARE! It's coming, and cannot be stopped!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

October fun time!

Howdy Folks,

This weeks show was a lot of fun, I played music from the following:


The Omega Man - Ron Grainer - (1971)
Fright Night - Brad Fidel - (1985)
A Touch of Evil - Henry Mancini - (1958)
The Dead Zone - Michael Kamen - (1983)
House 2: The Second Story - Harry Manfredini - (1987)
The Howling - Pino Donaggio - (1981)
Ravenous - Damon Albarn & Michael Nyman - (1999)
Dellamorte Dellamore - Manuel Du Sica - (1994)


The last hour of the show was music from films that will be shown at a local horror film festival I'm helping put together. For those of you that aren't local then, sucks for you, cause it's going to be fun! It will be going on all this's the flyer.

In other news, there was a pretty interesting interview with Sam Raimi done by those crack journalists over at He touches on the state of Spider-man (but after that third one, who cares) as well as a Hobbit film and possible resurrection of the Evil Dead franchise. Evil Dead has been a long time coming for a sequel or something, and Raimi says "if I could get together with Bruce and Rob, and we could get a story together and the financing, a lot of things would have to come together, but it would be nice." Which sounds to me like he's blowing a giant steam cloud out his fanny. A lot of things have to come together? WHAT? Like picking up the phone and going "Hey Bruce, buddy, want to be super duper famous?" to which Sam would probably hear nothing on the phone but heavy breathing, some excited jitter noises, the sound of a lot of poop being ejected into a pair of jeans, and Bruce Campbell collapsing into a faint induced heap. I've read in other interviews that Campbell is completely ready to do it, but just knows that Sam is a busy guy anymore. Also, Sam went on to say "I think it would probably have to be made as a cheap, cheap picture," he said, rejecting the big-budget mindset. "That's the only way it could be true to what it really wants to be." so how much effort does that leave for "financing" Sam? You big blowhard.

On a more hilarious note, looking for that perfect Christmas gift for the office? Well, you're in luck! Orson Welles' Academy Award is going to be auctioned off in December by Sotheby's, who estimated that it will sell for around $800,000 to $1.2 million. (which I guess was calculated by a complex algorithm that measures pretension with the ratio of money to brain cells) Doesn't anyone know these things are worthless? They aren't even filled with chocolate either. That's probably why Welles lost it in the first place, and it didn't resurface again till 1994. (article) Better start saving now kiddos.


PS - David Lynch is kooky and makes me chuckle.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

They got WHO to do that?

Howdy Folks,

October is my favorite month! I can't wait for the 4th Annual Drive-in Speakerbox Halloween Spooktacular! Though, that's another post entirely. First, let's recap last night's show, I played music from:

Thief - Tangerine Dream - (1981)
Forbidden Zone - Danny Elfman - (1980)
Judge Dredd - Alan Sylvestri - (1995)
The Fox - Lalo Schifrin - (1967)
The Royal Tenenbaums - Mark Mothersbaugh - (2001)
The A-Team - Mike Poste & Pete Carpenter - (1983)
Killer Clowns From Outer Space - The Dickies - (1988)
True Grit - Elmer Bernstein - (1969)
The Third Man - Anton Karas - (1949)
Warning Sign - Craig Safan - (1985)


In other news, I think Hollywood has lost its mind completely. Reading my weekly film news, my jaw came unhinged more than an 8th grader in a girls locker room. Why? Firstly, because Ben Affleck's directorial debut "Gone Baby Gone" opens this week. I was really hoping that most of the film would stay on the cutting room floor. Seriously...who let him DIRECT a movie? He can barely be around a movie set without intense levels of suck being caught on camera. Remember Glory Daze? Armageddon? Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back? Daredevil? Gigli? GIGLI for pete's sake!?! Now we're letting him make movies? It's as if he's that really ugly relative you have that you don't want in any of your family photos so you make them stand behind the camera and take the photos. They just don't have it in their heart to kick him out of Hollywood completely.

I wonder if Affleck was somehow responsible for Chris Pine getting casted as the new Captain James Kirk in the new Star Trek (you guessed it) remake. What? You didn't hear? Take a deep breath. I'm not even a big Trek fan (Though I never missed an episode of Next Generation) but I can't believe that this kid is being cast for such a legendary role along side Eric Bana and Simon Pegg. Just our luck huh?

watch the trailer

Also, I was reading that Netflix is starting a new online movie show, to I guess "help" increase traffic on the web based rental company's web site. The funny part? It's hosted by Dana Carvey. Yep. Dana "please forget I was in The Master of Disguise" Carvey. He hasn't had an acting gig in 5 years. I almost want to sign up for Netflix so I can cancel my subscription.

Though, not all things are as bleak as I paint them. Even in this world of washouts, no talents, and remakes; sometimes you see an potential gem pop through, maybe not a diamond...but at least a turquoise. Such is the case with the new film "Sleuth" opening this Friday in limited release, which is a remake of the 1972 original of the same name. The good part? They both star Michael Caine, though in the remake he passes the role of Milo Tindle on to Jude Law. Let's hope this coming week has some better news for us, yeah?

It's no wonder this was his last acting gig.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Hate it? Don't Pay, just like Wesley Snipes!

Howdy Folks,

Another week down and another show for the masses! Plus tons of neato movie news! This week I played music from:

The Ninth Gate - Wojeciech Kilar - (1999)
28 Days Later - John Murphey & Brian Eno - (2002)
Paprika - Susumu Hirasawa (2006)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Michael Kamen - (1991)
Agatha - Johnny Mandel - (1979)
Twilight Zone: The Movie - Jerry Goldsmith - (1983)
The Hobbit - Maury Laws & Jules Bass - (1977)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - Shirley Walker - (1993)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Stu Phillips - (1979)

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In other news, Japan is awesome. Though we already knew that right? Awesome because of people like Takeshi Miike, whose new film "Sukiyaki Western: Django" is already causing a stir with the posters alone! Protesters were pissed due to a scene where a man was hung from a Tori (one of those sacred Shinto arches) so they had to change the promotional material, cause that scene was smack dab on the front! (click here for the article) (click here to check out the originals) Though, if the people don't like the movie then they shouldn't see it...or better yet, they shouldn't pay! In an article from a movie theater in Hiroshima is allowing customers to pay based on if they like a movie or not...given our current Hollywood state, I'd save so much money on movies!

Speaking of our current Hollywood state...You know what isn't awesome? Ben Stiller. His new movie "The Heartbreak Kid" isn't doing what was expected on its opening weekend, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. (Even though it made $14 million) You know what though? The Farrelly brothers can cry me a freaking river. It doesn't take a genius to know that this is just a recycled "There's Something About Mary (1998)", which is no surprise...if the US recycled half as much as Hollywood does, our sustainability would skyrocket. I bet you had no idea Hollywood is so green.

Though it's not all sad news over here in the states, the trailer to the new Futurama feature length DVD has been released and it's given me a full on robo chub. I'm almost glad the series got canned early on so I could have three feature length movies. Cause frankly Sci-fi is in need of help lately, and Matt Groening is just the man to do it. Check out the trailer below:

Also, Wesley Snipes is STILL in legal battles over his tax evasion antics ($12 Million antics that is)from 1996-97. I guess he forgot that New Jack City was only a movie. According to Chicago's Metromix Snipes' lawyers asked for "more time to prepare" and then the judge was like "Naw son." Looks like you aren't karate kickin' out of this one, Snipes.

A dress and a nice rack don't always pay the bills.

Before I forget, these guys make me embarrassed to be a Star Wars fan. Embarrassed, but also envious.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Feeding the Hype Machine

Howdy folks!

This weeks program was a doosey! Though, when is it not? I played music from the following films:

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Bram Stokers Dracula (1992) - Phillip Glass & Kronos Quartet
Paprika (2006) - Hirosawa Susumu
Videodrome (1983) - Howard Shore
Top Gun (1986) - Harold Faltermeyer
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - Ennio Morricone
Lord of the Rings (1978) - Leonard Rosenman
Big (1988) - Howard Shore
Risky Business (1983) - Tangerine Dream
Drowning by Numbers (1988) - Michael Nyman
The Karate Kid (1984) - Bill Conti
Amacord (1974) - Nina Rota
The Wiz (1978) - Charlie Smalls

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In other news, the 45th New York Film Festival just passed and apparently Wes Anderson is once again fooling everyone into believing that he's a phenomenal director. They screened the premiere of The Darjeeling Limited (which stars none other than Anderson's cronies Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman, as if that's a real surprise); also if you missed the other Anderson stroke fest (literally), the internet has been stirring with praise over his recent short film Hotel Chevalier (view whole film) or (view what you'd just fast forward to anyway). Don't be fooled by his artsy pans, his interesting tracking shots and his stale signature use of hipster approved music...what everyone is really happy with is seeing Natalie Portman's keister.

Anderson aside, there's another high clout director that's got everyone's cine-panties in a bind and that's Francis Ford Coppola. He'll be showing his first film in a decade, Youth Without Youth, over at the Rome Film Festival next month. Hopefully he'll dazzle us as he did with Jack (1996) and Captain EO (1986).

Oh, and before I forget... I ♥ Jackie Chan.

When Disney was rad.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Miller's can't touch that Nollywood.

Howdy folks!

Another show in the archives, but this week it seems our internet fans were having a wee bit o' trouble accessing the web stream. Most troublesome indeed, especially since I don't have a decent file hosting for the archives. Anyhoot, I played music this week from:

Over the Top (1987) - Frank Stallone
Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - Paul Williams
Enter The Dragon (1973) - Lalo Schiffrin
Lost Highway (1997) - Alan Sylvestri
Serial Experiments: Lain (1998) - Nakaido Reichi
Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets (2002) - J-Willz
Dolemite (1975) - Arthur Wright
Flight of the Intruder (1991) - Basil Poledouris
Buio Omega (1979) - Goblin
Broken Flowers (2005) - Mulatu Astatke
Manhunter (1986) - Micheal Rubini

In other news, it looks like Sarah Paulson is signed on to round out the posse of leading ladies in Frank Miller's new film The Spirit. In short? Who cares? The only noteworthy thing in her acting career was being in the awesome 1995 television show American Gothic.
Though the real question is why are we letting Frank Miller go unpunished for 300? I mean he didn't direct it, but he *did* write and produce it, and we all remember how it was one of the worst movies ever almost watchable. If I ever see him in person I might scream "This is Sparta!" and kick him in the chest.

Speaking of lack-luster was also announced the other day that George Miller (The Australian director) will be directing the new Justice League film scheduled for 2010. Now he's an "oscar winning" director (like that means anything) and the last two well known films he made were Happy Feet and Babe: A Pig in the City. I mean, this dude was on fire in the 80's with stuff like Mad Max, Twilight Zone and The Witches of Eastwick...I guess in 2010 we'll see if his brain has been completely polluted with talking animals or not.

To end on a pleasant note though, I read an interesting article over at the Palm Beach Post about the film industry in Kenya. (article here) I'm telling you guys, this is going to be the new hot spot for foreign film. I mean, look at The Gods Must Be Crazy. "Nollywood" is going to be the shizzle before you know it.

RIP N!xau, we all loved you!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Things to be excited about.

Howdy folks,

Tuesday has come and gone, and there were a handful of cool directors cuts, re-issues and a 80's classic now on HD that were all released yesterday that I'm pretty stoked about. Zoo is the only new film in the bunch and not for the faint of heart. Check em out:

With 96 Never Before Seen SECONDS! One of my favorite 80's sci-fi adventures!
Quirky caption! Pushing the boundaries with horse sex.

Also, I just read that Zsa Zsa Gabor has rotten legs! (read story) Which comes as no surprise since she's had 9 husbands, and lord knows how many gentleman callers in her 90 years of being alive. B-Spears, Lohan, and Paris combined ain't got sh*t on Zsa Zsa. This gal has been around the block so many times she left a groove in it. Doesn't mean she wasn't a fox in her prime though.

MC Rottenlegs bringin it gangsta style!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I'm the rapper, she's the director.

Howdy Folks,

Another show in the books, and boy was it a doosey! I played music from the following:

James Horner - Krull (1983)
Basil Poledouris - Robocop (1987)
Vangelis - Blade Runner (1982)
Harold Faltermeyer - Fletch (1985)
Bill Justis - Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Vladamir Cosma - L'affaire Crazy Capo (1972)
Francesco De Masi - Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968)
and plenty of odd sound clips and old trailer audio!

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Note* Around minute 38-40 there are some pauses in the podcast

In other news, the 59th Emmy Awards happened recently and, to be honest...I couldn't care less about these god damned awards. Sure there's some good TV being made lately, but these big award shows are pretty pointless if you ask me. If you're interested, here are the winners.

More importantly though, it has been announced that Jada Pinkett Smith is going to be Directing?!? the film The Human Contract. Oh and guess what? It's being produced by Overbrook Entertainment, which is owned by her long time sugar daddy Will Smith. Coincidence? Probably not. This also happens to be the same company that hopefully will not bastardize the 1954 Richard Matheson classic sci-fi novel I Am Legend. (view trailer) Starring who? The Fresh Prince, duh. I mean hopefully they won't remove the vampires like they did in the 1971 interpretation The Omega Man, but it's too bad that Vincent Price won't be in it like the original 1965 interpretation The Last Man on Earth. (Follow that link to view the whole movie. Yay for public domain!)

We can only hope...

Pretty soon he'll pwn you too!

Friday, September 14, 2007

A movie doesn't have to be good to be great.

Howdy folks,

With the Toronto International Film Festival wrapping up tomorrow, everyone has been talking about snobby flicks. I thought I'd take a moment to mention two films I'm very excited about, but for completely different reasons.

To me, a film is all about entertainment... whoa whoa whoa now, don't think I can't totally snob you when talking about artsy cinema. I can pull out buzz words like mise-en-scène and motivated cuts if I have to, but sometimes I just want to be entertained properly. Such is the case with the new Korean mega-monster, city destroying, eye popping, crash fest that is D-War. Yeah, it's a Korean movie, if you've already seen the English trailers or the American Website. It came out today, and I'm going to see it ASAP. I'll probably update this after viewing.


On the other side of the coin, my tastes crave something a little more sophisticated, but not too much to make me break out my monocle. At the Toronto IFF, one of my favorite Japanese directors, Takeshi Kitano showed his latest feature length Kantoku · Banzai! or the US title Glory to the Filmmaker! , which appears to be a revisit to the style he used in Takeshis'. Takeshis' wasn't for everyone, and from what I've been reading, his new film isn't either. Though, as a super fan...I'm sure I'll swoon completely just at the sight of my favorite deadpan, blank stare, hard ass, goofball genius.

Will you be my daddy?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I hope Iron Man doesn't rust.

Howdy Folks,

This weeks show was stellar as usual, I played music from:

Hundra (1983), Ennio Morricone
Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Various Artists
The Beastmaster (1982), Lee Holdridge
Rocket to the Moon (1967), John Scott
Non Ho Sonno (1999), Goblin
Raw Deal (1986), Tom Bahler & Chris Boardman
Until September (1984), John Barry
Experiments in Terror (1967), Harry Mancini
and many Drive-in ads and film trailer audio clips, usual.

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Any suggestions on where to host these files? I'd like to keep them all archived for you folks, but server space ain't free. We'll figure this one out I promise.

In other news, the trailer to the new film Iron Man, based on the Marvel comic was released last night. Robert Downey Jr. is playing the lead in this film which leaves me on the fence about how crappy I think it's going to be. Jon Favreau is directing it for some reason, how he managed to get a budget that large is beyond me...cause Elf and Zathura weren't exactly masterpieces, and if I hear another person quote Made with "It's money baby!" I might start knocking teeth out. Don't get me wrong, I like Favreau, I'm just not super confident in his directing abilities.
Hopefully Downey will bring his A game, which he does fairly often (i.e. The Singing Detective), which could make this one a least as far as comic book movies go.

Remember Gutter from PCU? I remember, Mr. Favreau, I remember.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Crystal Skulls? Been there done that.

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Yep, looks like our good pal Shia LaBeouf opened his pie hole and announced the title of the new Indiana Jones film. Though now it's on the films website. So, a Crystal skull huh? Sure, there's a running mystery around Crystal Skulls I just never thought Indiana Jones would bother with it. There's not a whole lot of fortune and glory in dusty old crystal you know? Unless it's this one. Though, if this movie about a Crystal Skull is as good as House 2: The Second Story (which is about a crystal skull) then we're in business. Check out the trailer:

We'll see how this plays out, I'm sure I'll need to take extra pants to the theater...but ole' Lucas just ain't what he used to be in my eyes. That goes for you too Mr. Spielberg. Though, they have decided to bring back Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood from Raiders of the Lost Ark...and that's got me totally pumped, good move guys.

You're still my hero even though you're all old and stuff.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Dat's a Spicy Film Festival!

Howdy Folks,

Looks like it's the start of the 64th Venice International Film Festival and things are hoppin'. All your favorite Hollywood hot shots are lined up to parade around for fancy photo-ops and to watch films that are better than what they've starred in in years. I'm particularly excited for the premiere of Nightwatching by the always interesting Peter Greenway. I was really hoping for a new score from Greenway's BFF Michael Nyman, though this film is scored by a relatively unknown Wlodek Pawlik. I'm sure it's stellar all the same.

In other news, angry teen favorite Tim Burton was awarded with a lifetime achievement award. Now don't get me wrong, I love me some Tim Burton films. (Frankenweenie and PeeWee's Big Adventure were important parts of my childhood development) but I just don't know if it's quite time for a lifetime achievement award. He's only directed about 20 films (Mars Attacks! and the Planet of the Apes remake included), and he's not even 50 yet. (and for the last time NO! he DIDN'T direct Nightmare before Christmas, Henry Selick did!)He's still got lots more baddassery left up his sleeves I'd wager, plus I've got big hopes for Sweeny Todd. I'm quite ready for Mr. Depp to be released from the shackles of wholesome family friendly characters and dive back into crazy wierdos that he's oh so good at.

I'll step off my soapbox for now, and keep my eyes on what goes down at this years fest...

Frankenweenie! Never forget!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Howdy folks,

Sorry about the troubles with getting the shows online. I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this for free and still keep many shows online. Ideas, suggestions, donations? Lemme know.

September 3rd show DOWNLOAD (down temporarily)

In other news, the silver seas of the motion picture business are at an all time high in filthy lucre (6th highest in "modern Hollywood"), despite being at an all time low in creativity...while still managing to cry "VICTIM!" of film pirating. In an article from the Reno Gazette-Journal, Hollywood should finish with about a $4.15 BILLION summer (not counting the rest of the year or DVD sales), as reported by the box office tracker Media By Numbers...and for what? Digging up dead heroes from the 80's and making sequels to recent and already dull films? Next time you go to the theater, just look at how many films are either sequels or remakes, especially in the summer time. It might shock you, though you might have to be slightly savvy to catch some of those remakes...they don't exactly spell out their lack of creativity like they used to.
However, I can't say that I'm not still super excited about John Rambo. You take the good with the bad I suppose.

Speaking of high revenues, film pirates are making a killing lately. In an article from USA Today pirates made about $6.1 billion worldwide in 2005. The kicker? It's a close race, but the good ole' US-of-A is taking the lead from Asian-Pacific pirating by a whopping .1 billion dollars according to the MPAA and their ENIAC sized bullshit machine. GO USA! That's not even the best part. Now they're training dogs to sniff out a chemical in illegal DVD's! How rad is that? The future is now! (read the full story by clicking Rin Tin Tin)

Smells like DVD-Arrgghs!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Aliens were cooler in tin foil.

Another week down, another show online. I'm way too good to you folks.

August 27th show DOWNLOAD

In other news, the Teen Choice Awards just passed, and let me be the first to say "Who cares?!". Giving young people the idea that their opinions matter is how we get categories like "Best Hissy Fit" and people like Keanu Reeves starring in the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still. JiggaWhat? Yeah that's right. I'm not kidding. Though, I can't say nay that much. I do have both Bill & Ted films proudly on my shelf...and who knows, it may be good. Perhaps Keanu could also play the role of Gort, which somehow seems more fitting.

We're taking Dogstar to a whole new galaxy!

I also snagged a limited edition copy of the score to Hundra by Ennio Morricone, who shows us that you can never be too uppity for naked sword wielding babes.

Friday, August 24, 2007

When's the Last Crusade anyway John?

Long time composer and general attention monger, John Williams, crawled out of his ivory tower recently to give a lecture at Berkshire Museum to probably talk about how awesome he is. Being on a unfortunately temporary hiatus since 2005 he mentioned several projects he will soon be working on. To no surprise he's got his baton firmly lodged in Stephen Spielburgs tookus, scoring the new films Lincoln and Indiana Jones IV, and apparently his magic wand isn't stopping there since he announced that he'll once again be working on the Harry Potter films, with The Deathly Hallows.

Dun Dun! Dun dun dun DUN!

Seriously guys, there are plenty of other amazing film score composers out there that AREN'T Williams. For realz.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Holy got off my ass, Batman!

Yep, check it out! My first podcast since Halloween. Wow, I'm lazy. Actually, poor. Just poor, and server space isn't free. So paypal me those funds you moochers.

Hope you guys enjoy the program, you can download it here :

Drive-In Speakerbox August 20th, 2007

In other news, I recently saw Stardust. Perhaps the fact that I have a slight penchant for romantic fantasy action/adventures made me enjoy this film...but my loathing for Robert De Niro brought it back down to a more expected Hollywood ticket pusher. Michelle Pfeiffer is still fetching, especially since she's one hundred and six years old. Anyone want to help me build an airship? Cause I *need* one, the fate of my love life depends on it.

Until next time...
Captain Shakespeare
Most over-rated man in Hollywood

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Back from the Grave!

Howdy folks!
I know I've been away from the web for a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been on the air! Don't forget to check out my show on Monday evenings. I know I've said it a billion times, but I'm seriously going to start podcasting soon! For real. No, I'm not kidding.

In other news, one of my favorite shows is about to hit DVD after years and years of empty promises. Check it out.

Stay tuned...