January 20th, 2020
Lee and Daniel are back with more silent film this week. This time they tackle the surviving version of "The Perils of Pauline" (1914), which is a series that's famous for establishing tropes it actually had little or nothing to do with, like the cliffhanger. Repetitive plots; fun stunt work; silly women wanting agency; blackface; and strange family relations are just a few of the topics brought up in this one. The hosts also cover a listener comment and what they've been watching as of late.
"The Perils of Pauline" IMDB
A great review of "The Perils of Pauline" by Movies Silently
Featured Music: "Hold on, I'm Comin'" by Sam & Dave; "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by The Supremes; and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Postmodern Jukebox.
January 17th, 2020
Dan, Lee, Kerry and Greg are back to talk about the much-maligned second Thor film, "Thor: The Dark World" (2013). For a film that was plagued with many production problems, is there anything worth praising in it? Talk of space elves, long shafts, and red space splooge are just a few of the things touched upon in this episode.
"Thor: The Dark World" IMDB
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January 13th, 2020
In this episode Lee and Daniel talk about three short silent films from the 1900s - two of which, at the very least, are considered highly influential classic of cinema. The films are "A Trip to the Moon" (1902); "The Great Train Robbery" (1903); and "The Airship Destroyer" (1909). Some brief background information about what film was and how it was watched in this era is covered, before getting into a fun conversation about the merits and limitations of these three pioneers of what we all know to be film today.
"A Trip to the Moon" IMDB
"The Great Train Robbery" IMDB
"The Airship Destroyer" IMDB
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Featured Music: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones and Billy Murray; "Railroad Bill" by Walt Robertson; and "Child of the Moon" by The Rolling Stones.
January 6th, 2020
Lee and Daniel take a quick detour from their plans for 2020, which is to cover film selections from the 1900s to the 2010s in chronological order, in order to break down Quentin Tarantino's latest film "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" (2019). Both hosts come in to this one with some different views on the film, which makes for a fun chat. Also covered: listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late.
"Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" IMDB
"'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' | Tarantino at his Most Meta"
Featured Music: "Ready for Action" by Syd Dale; "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron" by The Royal Guardsmen; "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" by Neil Diamond; and "Son of a Lovin' Man" by the Buchanan Brothers.
December 31st, 2019
"Alien" (1979) and its sequel "Aliens" (1986) have influenced countless films in their wake. They both have possibly created, and definitely have made previously existing tropes popular, cementing them into pop culture to the extent that one can easily recognise an "'Alien' formula" in many different films, regardless of setting. In this episode Lee explores the soundtracks and scores of films that clearly display this formula. Considering the vast amount of films out there to choose from, there will at least be a part 2.
--Main Title from "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" (1958) --Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter
--Main Title from "Planet of the Vampires" (1965) --Gino Marinuzzi Jr.
--Communication #1D35E1 from "Dark Star" (1974) --John Carpenter
--Connexion & Fright from "Contamination" (1980) --Goblin
--Main Title from "Alien 2: On Earth" (1980) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Sandy Kills from "Inseminoid" (1981) --John Scott
--Theme from "Forbidden World" (1982) --Susan Justin
--End Credits from "Star Crystal" (1986) --Stefanianna Christopherson
--Main Theme from "Creepozoids" (1987) --Guy Moon
--Theme from "Deep Space" (1988) --Alan Oldfield & Robert O. Ragland
--Discovery from "Leviathan" (1989) --Jerry Goldsmith
--Suite from "Harbinger Down" (2015) --Christopher Drake
--The Long Way Back from "Life" (2017) --Jon Ekstrand
Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.
December 30th, 2019
2019 is over and done with, but that means there needs to be some talk about what the hosts of TMBDOS! (and guest host Cameron Sullivan) thought were their best and worst first-time watches of the year. There are some surprises in this episode to be sure. They even read a sent-in list from listener Jeff Williams and respond to a YouTube comment, (because of course there was one of those).
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Cameron's Best of 2019:
"Café Flesh" (1982)
"Murder Live!" (1997)
"The Final Wish" (2018)
"Hard Night Falling" (2019)
"The Night Never Sleeps" (2012)
"The Oath" (2018)
"Downton Abbey" (2019)
"Boys Don't Cry" (1999)
Cameron's Worst of 2019:
"Open Water 3: Cage Dive" (2017)
"Deep Blue Sea 2" (2018)
"The Irishman" (2019)
"Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018)
Daniel's Best of 2019:
"The Mercenary" (1968)
"Baba Yaga" (1973)
"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018)
"The Battle of Algiers" (1966)
"California Dremaing" (1979)
"Knives Out" (2019)
"Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" (1973)
"The Pearl of Death" (1944)
"The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" (1976)
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" (2019)
"...Tick... Tick... Tick..." (1970)
Daniel's Worst of 2019:
"In the Shadow of the Moon" (2019)
"Greaser's Palace" (1972)
"Soldier Blue" (1970)
"Posse from Hell" (1961)
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019)
Lee's Best of 2019:
"The Woman in Green" (1945)
"The Pearl of Death" (1944)
"The Little Stranger" (2018)
"Doctor Sleep" (2019)
"Ghost Stories" (2017)
"Next of Kin" (1982)
"...Tick... Tick... Tick..." (1970)
"The Battle of Algiers" (1966)
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019)
"Dragged Across Concrete" (2018)
"The Apartment" (1960)
Lee's Worst of 2019:
"American Made" (2017)
"Never So Few" (1959)
"Dr. Terror’s Gallery of Horrors" (1967)
"Holmes & Watson" (2018)
"Death House" (2017)
Featured Music: "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis; "We're a Winner" by Curtis Mayfield; and "Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play" by Roky Erickson.
December 23rd, 2019
It's the 2019 Christmas episode! Daniel and Lee are half in the bag, their guest Jack Graham is living on Airstrip One, and they are returning to the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes to talk about the Holmes Christmas episode, the adaptation of "The Blue Carbuncle" from 1984. Very little editing in this one, folks. Lots of asides; bad jokes; what the hosts have watched; and listener comments are all in this jam-packed hour or so of nonsense.
"The Blue Carbuncle" IMDB
Lee's latest appearance on Cinema Beef
Featured Music: "Sussex Carol" by R.B. Craswell & "I'm the One Who Gunned Santa Down" by Deadbolt
December 16th, 2019
Lee and Daniel end off their little series on film recommendations from listener Jeff Williams. This time it's the weird ABC Movie of the week from 1978, "The Bermuda Depths". Is this mash-up of fantasy & horror; featuring a beautiful undead maiden, a giant sea turtle, and a half-naked Carl Weathers sporting a bazooka harpoon any good? It's a Rankin & Bass co-production with Tsuburaya Productions, so it's at least worth a look, right? RIGHT? How would Jess Franco have done this film? Listener comments and what the hosts have watched lately is also brought up.
"The Bermuda" Depths IMDB
Featured Music: "Turtles" by Henry Mancini & "Jennie's Song" by Maury Laws, Jules Bass, and sung by Claude Carmichael.
December 9th, 2019
Lee and Daniel are back with two listener suggestions. First up they try and uncover some of the hidden meanings in the first team-up of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, in "The Black Cat" (1934). After that they get even more deep into weirdness with "Dementia" (1955). Post-WWI horrors; preservation of women in jizz; the insanity of a woman daring to get revenge for the abuse of her sex in 1950s cinema; and Ed McMahon? All of this and more, as well as a large chunk of listener comments and more of that Baby Yoda show talk.
"The Black Cat" IMDB
Featured Music: "Lucifer Sam" by Pink Floyd; Music from "Dementia" by George Antheil; and "At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)" by The Eldorados.
December 2nd, 2019
Lee is joined by Gary Hill of Cinema Beef, and other fine podcasts, to have a very casual and highly unedited Intermission episode about the stuff they've watched as of late. There's a nice selection of films and tv series talked about.
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Featured Music: "Shoo Be Doo" by Billy Burnette & "I'm On Fire" by Bruce Springsteen.
November 27th, 2019
After a Halloween break Lee returns for more Blood on the Tracks. This month Lee looks at the soundtracks and scores from films that are about films, film making, or at least are in some way connected to this theme. He had a lot to sort through to make a playlist, so there probably will be a part 2 down the road at some point.
--Dinamite Jim (English Version) from "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019) --Nico Fidenco (vocals by I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni)
--Fruit & Icebergs from "The Other Side of the Wind" (2018) --Blue Cheer
--Rooftop Revelation from "The Disaster Artist" (2017) --Dave Porter
--Chinese Bamboo from "Be Kind Rewind" (2008) --Jean Michel Bernard
--Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op from "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004) --Mark Mothersbaugh
--The Projector from "8mm" (1999) --Mychael Danna
--Flying Objects from "Boogie Nights" (1997) --Roger Webb
--Panacea from "Get Shorty" (1995) --DJ Greyboy
--Mr. Lugosi/Hypno Theme from "Ed Wood " (1994) --Howard Shore
--Movie Theme 2 from "Man Bites Dog" (1992) --Jean-Marc Chenut
--Coed Frenzy Disco from "Blow Out" (1981) --Pino Donaggio
--Main Title from "The Stunt Man" (1980) --Dominic Frontiere
--Hollywood Man from "Hollywood Man" (1976) --Arnold Capitanelli (sung by Tony Chance)
Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.
November 18th, 2019
This week Lee and Daniel are joined by Matt Simpsun, major domo of the Compañeros Radio Network, which features the great podcasts Movie Melt, Get Soft with Dr. Snuggles and Songs on Trial. Together they all take a one-way trip on the Devil's train as they talk about "Beyond the Door III" (AKA: "Amok Train") (1989). Italian rip-off films and the state of Italian genre films in the late 1980s; Bo Svenson as a satanist; creepy Eastern Europeans; strange virginity tests; Disney+; and boobies and gore on 1990s A&E; "Commando 2" & "Tango & Cash 2"; are just a few of the topics brought up in this conversation. Also, as Matt is making his first appearance on the show, he gets to play the MOVIE GOD GAME; listener comment are responded to; and the hosts all talk about what they've watched lately.
"Beyond the Door III" IMDB
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The Best Movies Never Made podcast's episode on "Commando 2"
Featured Music: "All Aboard" by Muddy Waters & "The Devil's Train" by Roy Acuff.
November 11th, 2019
Lee and Daniel are back to talk about two films suggested by listener Jeff Williams, featuring sexy and dangerous females. First up it is the classic film noir "This Gun for Hire" (1942), and then they move on to talk about an interesting B-western, "Woman They Almost Lynched" (1953). Thinly veiled fetish material; proto-feminism; cat fights; Confederate soldiers portrayed as heroes in westerns of this era; and the recasting of a modern remake of "Woman..." are just a few of the things brought up, as well as listener comments.
Check out Lee's appearance on the latest episode of Movie Melt.
"This Gun for Hire" IMDB
"Woman They Almost Lynched" IMDB
Featured Music: "I've Got You" by Veronica Lake; "How Strange" by Peggy Lee; and "Union Dixie" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
November 4th, 2019
Lee, Daniel and returning guest host Jack finally finish off their look into Sherlock Holmes adaptations by looking at the Guy Ritchie-directed and Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law-starring "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) & "Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows" (2011). This much more informal than usual chat goes in and out of talking about both films at the same time. Some of the topics covered include casting choices; the films going in hard on the ambiguously gay themes; Guy Ritchie's slow-mo and gimmicky look into Holmes' brain; Christopher Lee's hairpiece (yet again); and a joke Daniel and Jack share that almost breaks Daniel and just leave Lee confused. Also: a listener comment and a bit of a talk about "Mindhunter" on Netflix.
Read Jack's short story "Calder's Room"
"Sherlock Holmes" IMDB
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" IMDB
Featured Music: "Romanian Wind"; "The Mycroft Suite"; and "Discombobulate" by Hans Zimmer.
November 1st, 2019
It's Halloween 2019 and the wolfman of rock radio Lee Van Teeth is back for two hours of horror rock, horror movie trailers, and there aint no spoopy bullshit to be had, Jack!
Earbuds not recommended!
"I'm the Wolfman" -- Round Robin
"Down in the Lab" -- Deadbolt
"Lone Highway" -- Deadbolt
"Psychotic Reaction" -- Count Five
"It's Nothing to Me" -- Sanford Clark
"Head Driven Sinner" -- Torment
"Graveyard Rock" -- Tarantula Ghoul and Her Gravediggers
"I Was a Teenage Werewolf" -- The Cramps
"The Face from Outer Space" -- Jeff Barry
"They're Coming to Take Me Away" -- Napoleon XIV
"Curse of the Graveyard" -- Psyclocks
"Frankenstein" -- The Cadillacs
"Monster Rock" -- Screaming Lord Sutch
"Vampira" -- Bobby Bare
"The Monster" -- Bobby Please
"The Witch Queen of New Orleans" -- Redbone
"Graveyard Train" -- Beasts of Bourbon
"Insomnia of the Mummies" -- Messer Chups
"Wasting My Time" -- The Jackets
"Keep Yourself Alive" -- The Jackets
"It's Monster Surfing Time" -- The Deadly Ones
"Do Bad Things" -- The Radics
"The Haunted House Upon the Hill" -- The Raymen
"Night of the Vampire" -- Roky Erickson
"Teenagers from Mars" -- The Misfits
"Night of the Living Dead" -- The Misfits
"Halloween" -- The Misfits
"Halloween II" -- The Misfits
October 28th, 2019
Daniel, Lee, Greg & Kerry sometimes talk about this singular entry into the MCU when they are not talking over each other, and not being drawn down drunken rabbit holes by Lee. Tony Stark out of the suit and talking too much; suits built just for shitting out of; the validity of how they did the Mandarin; and why the fuck the rest of the Avengers are not around, are just a few of the many things talked about in this disaster of an episode.
"Iron Man 3" IMDB
October 28th, 2019
Daniel, Lee, Greg and Kerry tackle the first big team-up movie for the MCU. Does it hold up? Is it too long? Are there any Marvel villains worth a shit? All of this and more.
"The Avengers" IMDB
Featured Music: "The Avengers" by Alan Silvestri.
October 21st, 2019
Lee, Daniel and returning guest host Jack are back for their second-to-last entry in this extended look at Sherlock Holmes adaptations. First up they return to Rathbone with "The Woman in Green" (1945), and then they pretend they know what they are talking about in regards to "Without a Clue" (1988). Noir; hypnotism; serial killings; getting me-too'ed by Watson AND Holmes; shitty Sherlock tv; and some recasting ideas for both films are topics that are touched upon, as well as listener comments.
"The Woman in Green" IMDB
"Without a Clue" IMDB
Featured Music: "Mrs. Giles in Danger"; "Attempting Murder"; and "Main Title" by Henry Mancini.
October 14th, 2019
This week Lee, Daniel and the returning guest host Jack Graham are breaking the general TMBDOS! rule of at least covering one movie on an episode, and are continuing their look at Sherlock Holmes adaptations by talking about three of the Jeremy Brett tv episodes. This time out they talk about "The Norwood Builder" (1985), "The Musgrave Ritual"(1986), and "The Devil's Foot" (1988). Robert Forster; "WKRP in Cincinnati"; "Star Trek" jokes; sexual awakenings; trigonometry; M.R. James & Poe references; and Holmes tripping balls are just some of the things brought up, as well as listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late.
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Watch the BBC adaptation of M.R. James' "A Warning to the Curious"
"The Norwood Builder" IMDB
"The Musgrave Ritual" IMDB
"The Devil's Foot" IMDB
Featured Music: "221B baker Street"; "John Hector McFarlane and His Mother"; and "On the Trail" by Patrick Gowers.
October 7th, 2019
Lee and Daniel are back once again with their friend Jack Graham to ponder more Sherlock Holmes adaptations on the big and small screen. First up it's the Hammer Horror adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959), directed by Terence Fisher, and starring Peter Cushing, André Morell & Christopher Lee. Then it's two more episodes of the Jeremy Brett Holmes series, where we cover the apparent death and return of Holmes with "The Final Problem" (1985) & "The Empty House" (1986). Was Hammer suited to adapt Holmes? Why is Moriarty bullshit? Can Watson write a fight scene worth a shit? Dog's bollocks? All this and more is covered in the episode. The hosts also talk about what they've watched recently and listener comments are read.
Lee's apprearance on the Grindbin Podcast talking about "The Yesterday Machine".
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" IMDB
"The Final Problem" IMDB
"The Empty House" IMDB
Featured Music: "Main Titles" & "The Legend of the Hound" by James Bernard; and "The Death of Sherlock Holmes" by Patrick Gowers.