April 29th, 2019
Things went to shit, so Lee and Daniel decided to record an intermission episode instead of the intended regular podcast. They respond to listener comments and talk about what they watched as of late. It's essentially the first part of a regular episode without following that up with an actual film review.
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Featured Music: "Rat Race" by Kenny Graham & "Rescue Squad" by Syd Dale.
April 29th, 2019
Daniel and Lee are joined by writer, musician, fellow podcaster, and good friend Kit Power, to cover the second film in the MCU, "The Incredible Hulk" (2008). Is this film rightly treated like the forgotten disfigured son it is, locked up in the attic and fed fishheads from a bucket? Or is it highly underrated? Is it at least better than Ang Lee's Hulk film?
"The Incredible Hulk" IMDB
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April 21st, 2019
This week Lee and Paul are here to talk about the Italian Western/Martial Arts mash-up "The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe" (1973), directed by Mario Caiano. Can these two genres work together? Racist slurs? Quality dentures in the old west? Bloody violence? Klaus Kinski? All of this and more, as well as a listener comment and a couple of recent watches from Paul are talked about.
"The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe" IMDB
Featured Music: Selections from the score by Bruno Nicolai.
April 18th, 2019
Daniel and Lee have decided to start a side project looking at the Marvel Cinematic Universe films in chronological order. Don't expect these to come out on as regular a schedule as TMBDOS! or Blood on the Tracks, and don't expect them to be as research-heavy as their movie reviews often are. This series will be far more casual and laid back, trying to only focus in on some key points and eventually get to the hosts overall impressions of the big picture the entire franchise paints.
In this episode they start with the film that started it all: "Iron Man" (2008). Does it still hold up today or is it one of the worst of the whole MCU in retrospect?
Friend of the hosts Jack Graham's fantastic article about what a shit-heel Tony Stark really is as a character, and why "Iron Man" is an evil film.
April 15th, 2019
A half in the bag Lee and a much more sober Daniel tackle another Western, one that was another listener suggestion. This time out it's "Posse from Hell" (1961). Is it just a standard by-the-numbers Western or does it have something else to say? What's up with Audie Murphy making eyes with John Saxon and helping him apply a remedy for his saddle sores? What the hosts have watched as of late and listener comments are also covered.
"Posse from Hell" IMDB
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Featured Music: "Saddle Tramp" & "Running Gun" by Marty Robbins.
April 8th, 2019
The whole gang sits down this week to discover what happens when William Shatner decided to take a break from "Star Trek" and star in a Spanish western, without really bothering to take a break from playing Captain Kirk. Oh, and Joseph Cotton apparently needed some money...badly. This is why "White Comanche" exists in the form it does. The hosts struggle with the bad and the good of this low-rent 1968 oddity, that feels like "Yojimbo" jammed into some bizarre ego-centric stream of consciousness from the Shat himself, where in a dual-role he tries to play both a good and bad pair of half-Comanche, half-white twins, and takes things off the rails. They didn't even bother with red-face, people. Listener comments are also covered. NOTE: Paul's audio comes in a bit low, so you might want to check this out with ear buds on.
White Comanche IMDB
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Feature Music: "Indian Giver" by The Ramones & "Comanche" by The Revels.
April 1st, 2019
Lee and Daniel start an extended look into Westerns this week, by starting with the weirdest one on their list, which was also a listener request. This week it's the Robert Downey Sr.-directed Acid Western, "Greaser's Palace" (1972). Criticisms against Catholicism through a hippie counter-culture perspective aside, does the film have anything else much to offer? And if not, does it deserve to be as forgotten as it is today? Why is Toni Basil in this as a naked Native American babe? Also covered: listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late. If you can feel this podcast you can heal.
"Greaser's Palace" IMDB
Featured Music: "Tell All the People" by The Doors; "Jesus Gonna Be Here" by Tom Waits & "Mickey" by Toni Basil.