This week, instead of a regular episode, Lee, along with Daniel, bring a casual Intermission episode where they talk about sequels they think are better than the original films in the series. Also covered: what they've watched in the last little while.
Archive for May 2016
Featured Music: "Let's Twist Again" by Chubby Checker & "Return of the Fly" by The Misfits.
This week Lee and Daniel get back to some Italian weirdness in order to spice up their mini sci-fi break before starting up their look at sex comedies again. This week they ponder the mysteries of John Huston as an alien intergalactic warrior, sent to Earth by Franco Nero as a sort of SPACE JESUS, in order to turn a very evil little eight year old girl to the light side before her evil nature threatens the very universe with destruction. Well, they think that's what's happening. Join in with them as they watch "Stridulum" (A.K.A: "The Visitor") from 1979. They also tackle the much less confusing influx of listener comments from the past week or so.
Purchase or Rent "Stridulum" from Drafthouse Films: http://drafthousefilms.com/film/the-visitor
"Stridulum" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080100/combined
Featured Music: "Stridulum Theme" by Franco Micalizzi.
Lee and Daniel are back for the first episode of a three episode sci-fi break before moving on to continue their sex comedy series they started last year. Since they'll be jumping right back into tits and other adult low brow content, they decided to get really damn high brow and look at what is considered one of the greatest films ever made... and it's not-so-loved sequel. In this episode they look at Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" from 1968, and then Peter Hyams' 1984 sequel "2010: The Year We Make Contact". A lot of the conversation revolves around comparing the books to the films; Lee and Daniel's personal connections to the films and their source material; how the sequel stacks up to the original film; and how dated these films feel in the post 2010 world of today. There is no pretense here about covering every aspect of the films, as there's already been far too much written and said about just the production of "2001" alone. Lee and Daniel do try to touch on every aspect of both films to some degree, but the conversation is far more casual than it is scholarly.
"2001: A Space Odyssey": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/combined
"2010: The Year We Make Contact": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086837/combined
Zero Gravity Toilet Instructions: http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~elf/aso/zeroGtoilet.html
"Also sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss; "Lux Aeterna" by Gyorgy Ligeti; "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss; and "Daisy Bell" by Harry Dacre, performed by the IBM 7094 computer.
This week Lee and Daniel conclude the podcast's first serious look at noir, neo-noir, and crime films in general, with Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice", from 2014. Because Daniel is such a big fan of both director and author, the conversation gets in depth about PT Anderson and Thomas Pynchon. Lee and Daniel also converse about their different takes on the film and how it's held up for them with repeated viewings. Also discussed in some depth, in an effort to perv up the podcast's reputation a bit, the career of actress Michelle Sinclair, formerly known as the porn star Belladonna -- who had a minor role in the film -- is talked about. It's almost a mini bit of what the amazing Rialto Report does on a regular basis. Also covered: listener comments and what they've watched as of late.
The Rialto Report: http://www.therialtoreport.com/
Featured Music: "Harvest" by Neil Young; "Never My Love" by The Association; and "Any Day Now" by Chuck Jackson.