Monday, September 30, 2013

So close to October we can smell the fear.

With October one spooky day away we bid adieu to one of the least interesting months of the year in preparation for our Halloween month of madness. We have plans for themed radio shows and horror movie screenings every week of this, our favorite time of year. Stay tuned.

We also discussed the film Don John. I was pleasantly surprised as he expected a pretty cut and paste romcom, to which he received a somewhat paste and cut romcom. Chock full of potty language and bouncing breasticles, this movie was a great debut feature for lil ole Jo-Go-Levitt. It had impeccable pacing and was able to take a stale genre piece and freshen it up a bit for a fun quicky. I'll never think of the Mac OS startup sound the same. - Boom

Reign of Fire, 2002 - Ed Shearmur
Repo, 2010 - Marco Beltrami
Shutter Island, 2010 - Various


Monday, September 23, 2013

A masterful fart joke can make the world laugh together.

Somehow our topics wandered from artistic seminal fluid and Dario Argento's latest colon-blow, Dracula 3D. Please do yourself a favor and watch the trailer for this. It looks...transcendent.

Review - The Grandmaster: Wong Kar-wai, that director of cryptic lovelorn conversations and shaky slow-mo with obtuse camera angles somehow was tasked to direct a film about a mythical character in martial arts and film history, Ip Man, who has already been cinematized in a manner befitting his influene. If you're not familiar, this guy is almost solely responsible for training and influencing a host of Hong Kong martial artists who would go on to become movie stars, therein transmitting kung fu and kung fu films to the West. There were clearly two films made here: the one WKW wanted to make, and the one he was bound to make, which results in some strange, uneven pacing, and somehow makes both the action scenes and the love story feel tacked on. The compositions make it worth, though, I think.

Review - We're the Millers: You'll just have to tune in and hear us deconstruct modern comedy and somehow manage to intelligently talk about "Pee pee - Poo poo - Fart."

We heard music from:

Tenebrae, 1982 - Goblin
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 2009 - Mark Mothersbaugh
House of Flying Daggers, 2005 - Shigeru Umebayashi


Monday, September 16, 2013

Three's Company ya'll.

Original airdate: 9 - 9 - 13
Tonight we brought an old buddy on the show before he sets sail for the Hipster Coast, and we all sat around talking about movies, Snapchat, and cartoon pornography, among others.

Review - Insidious: Chapter 2: Serendipitously getting to take advantage of his runaway hit The Conjuring a mere month ago, James Wan returns with the second installment of what I'm sure will be more than two or three movies, given the director's cred and the fact that he can make movies for around $5 mil that turn a 900% profit. This second Insidious seems to be going to way of Saw, which both Wan and Leigh Whannel are responsible for, as in: the plot of the first film is retreaded and this is proffered as depth. Beyond that, it's the usual bag of tricks for Wan - more jump scares than you can shake an epileptic demon at. For a micro-budget production and a ghost story, it's fine, but Wan's shtick  is pretty limited, and I'm not sure how long he can trot it out.

We heard music from:

The Mummy, 1999 - Jerry Goldsmith
Fletch, 1985 - Harold Faltermeyer
Fritz the Cat, 1972 - Ed Bogas, Ray Shanklin


Monday, September 09, 2013

It's all balls to us.

Original Airdate: 9 - 9 - 13
We talked a bit about the hyperreal, Miley Cyrus twerking on a wrecking ball, shooting RoboCop in the mouth, and James Wan's upcoming sequels. We also reviewed that Riddick movie. Oh yes. We did.

We heard music from:

Once Upon a Time in the West, 1968 - Ennio Morricone
Subway, 1985 - Eric Serra
The Chronicles of Riddick, 2004 - Graeme Revell


Monday, September 02, 2013

Interviewing the interviewer.

original airdate: 9 - 2 - 13
This week we interviewed Cody Ford, editor of The Idle Class magazine, the last issue of which we are in. We discussed Arkansas film and filmmakers working in the state as well as reviewing the new Simon Pegg joint, The World's End.

We heard music from:

"American Gladiators," 1989 - 1996 - Bill Conti
Tucker: A Man and His Dream, 1988 - Joe Jackson
American Hot Wax, 1978
My Stepmother is an Alien, 1988 - Alan Silvestri
It! Terror From Beyond the Stars, 1958