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Blood on the Tracks Episode 20: Back in Blaxploitation.

January 31st, 2019

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Lee has finally returned back to a topic he first covered in episode 2: Blaxploitation. This episode and the next will cover a whole hell of a lot of music Lee couldn't fit into that first episode. Get ready to open your ears to cuts from films giving us some of the baddest motherfuckers and fine-ass ladies to ever grace the exploitation genre.

Playlist:

--Easin' In from "Hell Up in Harlem" (1973) -- Edwin Starr
--Good to the Last Drop & Blacula Strikes from "Blacula" (1972) -- Gene Page
--Theme from Shaft from "Shaft" (1971) -- Isacc Hayes
--Blowin' Your Mind from "Shaft's Big Score" (1972) -- Gordon Parks
--Shaft In Africa (Addis) from "Shaft In Africa" (1973) -- Johnny Pate
--Theme From Three Tough Guys from "Three Tough Guys" (1974) -- Isacc Hayes
--Mr. Jonathan from "Black Shampoo" (1976) -- Gerald Lee
--The Rumble from "Dolemite" (1975) -- Soul Rebellion Orchestra
--"T" Stands for Trouble from "Trouble Man" (1972) -- Marvin Gaye
--A Good Man is Gone from "Sheba Baby" (1975) -- Barbara Mason
--Keep On Movin' On from "Willie Dynamite" (1974) -- Martha Reeves
--Across 110th Street (Instrumental) from "Across 110th Street" (1972) -- J.J. Johnson
--Little Child Running Wild from "Super Fly" (1972) -- Curtis Mayfield

Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.

TMBDOS! Episode 151: “The Battle of Algiers” (1966).

January 28th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel look at Gillo Pontecorvo's provocative film from 1966, "The Battle of Algiers". Imperialism, colonialism, racism, torture, terrorist tactics, and other light-hearted topics are touched upon. Yeah, this one gets political and depressing at times. The hosts also ponder how they'd want to be executed if given the choice. What the hosts have watched and a listener's comment are also covered.

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Featured Music:"June 1956, The People Revolt"; "Tortures" & "Theme of Ali" by Ennio Morricone & Gillo Pontecorvo.

TMBDOS! Episode 150: “The Apartment” (1960).

January 21st, 2019

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Lee and Daniel talk about Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" (1960). Is it just a fluffy comedy, or is there a darker edge to it than one might initially think? How would Lee remake this film? Who does iTunes have to fuck in an apartment for people to get their podcasts on their service? All of this and more, including listener comments and what Daniel has watched as of late, is covered.

"The Apartment" IMDB 

"Love & Sex on the Upper West Side: The Filming Locations of The Apartment"

Daniel's new podcast, "I Don't Speak German"

Featured Music: "Lonely Room" by Adolph Deutsch & "Madalena" by Ary Macedo and Ayrton Amorim (performed by Linda Batista).

TMBDOS! Episode 149: “Stray Dog” (1949).

January 15th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are back to dip their toes into what they thought would be an "easy" Akira Kurosawa film to cover, in 1949's "Stray Dog". They were dead wrong. Along with that, there's an extended opening segment where as they respond to listener comments and talk about what they've watched as of late, the hosts cover such things as how the next generation needs to drink as much bourbon as possible, the current movie making model, and the difference between how films look on the big screen compared to the modern television screen. Jump to 00:39:12 if you want to get right to the actual film review.

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Check out Daniel's new podcast, I Don't Speak German.

Featured Music: "La Paloma Tango" by Sebastián de Iradier; "Rain Dogs" & "Bride of a Rain Dog" by Tom Waits.

TMBDOS! Episode 148: The Best (and Worst) First-Time Watches of 2018.

January 7th, 2019

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2018 has come and gone and Lee and Daniel sit down to indulge in too much drink and a whole heap of movie nerd love for the best first-time watches for them in 2018. Both came up with some pretty varied lists. Their worst first-time watches, Daniel's recent viewings, and the list from one of the listeners is also covered in this big episode. Be a winner like most of these films are and listen in, won't you? HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Daniel's Worst:
-"Bright" (2017) - David Ayer
-"The Ghost Galleon" (1974) - Amando de Ossorio
-"The Incredibles 2" (2018) - Brad Bird

Daniel's Best:
-"BlacKkKlansman" (2018) - Spike Lee
-"Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter" (1974) - Brian Clemens
-"Carnal Knowledge" (1971) - Mike Nichols
-"Death Line" (1972) - Gary Sherman
-"Five Guns West" (1955) - Roger Corman
-"Ganja & Hess" (1973) - Bill Gunn
-"Ocean's Eight" (2018) - Gary Ross
-"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018) - Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman
-"The Swinger" (1966) - George Sidney
-"The Other Side of the Wind" (2018) - Orson Welles

Lee's Worst:
-"Passengers" (2016) - Morten Tyldum
-"First We Take Brooklyn" (2018) - Danny A. Abeckaser
-"The Mummy" (2017) - Alex Kurtzman
-"Batman Ninja" (2018) - Junpei Mizusaki
-"Braven" (2018) - Lin Oeding
-"Day of the Dead: Bloodline" (2018) - Hèctor Hernández

Lee's Honourable Mentions:
-"The Swinger" (1966) - George Sidney
-"Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) - Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
-"My Friend Dahmer" (2017) - Marc Meyers
-"Thor: Ragnarok" (2017) - Taika Waititi
-"Calibre" (2018) - Matt Palmer
-"Creep 2" (2017) - Patrick Brice
-"Street Smart" (1987) - Jerry Schatzberg
-"Carnal Knowledge" (1971) - Mike Nichols
-"Small Town Crime" (2017) - Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
-"Cam" (2018) - Daniel Goldhaber
-"T2 Trainspotting" (2017) - Danny Boyle

Lee's Best:
-"Remember" (2015) - Atom Egoyan
-"Wind River" (2017) - Taylor Sheridan
-"The Bullet Train" (1975) - Jun’ya Satô
-"You Were Never Really Here" (2017) - Lynne Ramsay
-"Written on the Wind" (1956) - Douglas Sirk
-"The Queens (1966)" - Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Antonio Pietrangeli, Luciano Salce
-"Creep (2014)" - Patrick Brice
-"Venus in Furs" (1969) - Jesús Franco
-"Breakheart Pass" (1975) - Tom Gries
-"The Other Side of the Wind" (2018) - Orson Welles
-"F for Fake" (1973) - Orson Welles
-"Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man" (1976) - Ruggero Deodato
-"Truck Turner" (1974) - Jonathan Kaplan
-"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018) - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
-"Mandy" (2018) - Panos Cosmatos

Featured Music: "Congratulations" by The Rolling Stones; "The Swinger" by Ann-Margret; "You've Got To Learn To Let It Go" by Sam Waymon; and "Ta-ra-ta-ta (Fumo Blu)" by Mina.