August 30th, 2021
Lee and Leah get lost in the vast desert that is the seemingly endless conflict in Afghanistan, as they look at a film that was requested a while back by a listener. This week it's 1988's "The Beast of War", directed by Kevin Reynolds. This bleak and unexpectedly serious tale of a Russian tank on the run from Afghani rebels, during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, contains very little to be light-hearted about. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch it. The hosts also talk about what they've watched recently.
"The Beast of War" IMDB
Featured Music: An excerpt from the score by Mark Isham & "Trolleybus" by Kino.
August 23rd, 2021
Lee and Leah return this episode with a trip back to the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes series, taking a look at "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon" (1942), directed by Roy William Neill, picked to be covered by special guest host on this episode, Matt Anderson. Much of the conversation revolves around the otherwise straight-forward plot and the changes made to Holmes after Universal picked up the series from Fox. Is 1940s spy-smasher Holmes a total betrayal to the source material, or is it a cool tweaking of the character? Is Bruce's Dr. Watson unfairly shat upon? Does the series do Dr. Moriarty justice as well? What's with the size of British pound notes? Also, Matt gets to play the Movie God Game, and the hosts all talk about what they've watched as of late in a slightly longer episode than usual.
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"Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon" IMDB
Featured Music: "Rule Britannia" by Thomas Augustine Arne & "Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)" by Juventino Rosas.
August 9th, 2021
Lee, Kerry, Greg and Leah are finally back to talk more outer space super hero stuff with James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" (2017). This lively and sometimes argumentative discussion gets into some of the deeper psychology of family dynamics, in what's otherwise a silly action film full of daffy jokes.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" IMDB
Featured Music: "Fox on the Run" by Sweet.