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TMBDOS! Episode 166: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (2018).

June 10th, 2019

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Finishing off their latest series on Westerns, Lee and Daniel tackle the Coen brothers' western anthology film "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018). Did they manage to pull off another classic, or does this film fall short of their greater works? The six segments; their individual themes, tone, style, and the performances from the actors in each are discussed. At the end the hosts rank the segments and give their overall final thoughts on the film as a whole, and talk a bit about it being a Netflix-only thing. Also covered: A listener comment and what Lee has watched as of late.

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" IMDB

Featured Music: "Cool Water" by Bob Nolan (performed by Tim Blake Nelson); "Carefree Drifter" by David Rawlings & Gillian Welch; "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch (performed by Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson); & "The Book" by Carter Burwell.

TMBDOS! Episode 165: “Soldier Blue” (1970).

June 3rd, 2019

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This week Lee and Daniel tackle a film that's two films in one. They look at Ralph Nelson's "Soldier Blue" (1970), which is both a romantic comedy and, in parts, a horror-filled rape and gore-fest, using the 1864 real life massacre at a Native American village at Sand Creek to criticize America's imperialist ambitions both then and in Vietnam, and in general. How does the film manage to balance both of these things, if at all? Would either said part of this film make for a great film on their own? Blue balls? Candice Bergen's lovely ass? Donald Pleasence in a great little supporting role? How can the hosts keep cracking jokes when the subject matter gets so grim? Listener comments are also covered.

"Soldier Blue" IMDB

Featured Music: "Fields of Green and Skies of Blue" by Roy Budd & "Soldier Blue" by Buffy Sainte-Marie.

TMBDOS! Episode 164: “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid” (1973).

May 20th, 2019

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Lee, Daniel, and Paul (briefly), tackle Sam Peckinpah's often misunderstood and abused "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" (1973). Was this epic western, featuring an all-star cast of great character actors, fairly run out of the territory back in its day, or does the "Turner Cut" and the revised special edition from 2005 prove old Sam was on to something, even as his raging alcoholism was starting to take hold of his career's direction? An overview of the major cuts of the film are discussed, as well as just what Peckinpah was trying to say by taking Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett's story and twisting it - messing with the timelines, stretching the truth, and just plain making shit up. Also mentioned: Kris Kristofferson's ass, Bob Dylan's soundtrack and acting ability, and Harry Dean Stanton as a cuck. Listener comments are also covered.

"Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" IMDB

Featured Music: "Knocking on Heaven's Door", "Billy Surrenders", and "Billy 1" by Bob Dylan.

TMBDOS! Episode 160: “Posse from Hell” (1961).

April 15th, 2019

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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

Wrong With Authority's commentary episode on "Blade Runner" 

Featured Music: "Saddle Tramp" & "Running Gun" by Marty Robbins.

TMBDOS! Episode 159: “White Comanche” (1968).

April 8th, 2019

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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.

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Feature Music: "Indian Giver" by The Ramones & "Comanche" by The Revels.

TMBDOS! Episode 158: “Greaser’s Palace” (1972).

April 1st, 2019

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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.

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"

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

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.

TMBDOS! Episode 147: “Die Hard” (1988).

December 30th, 2018

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It's the last official episode of 2018 and Lee is joined by the returning Paul, and guest host Greg. This time out they are talking about a little Christmas film called "Die Hard" (1988), directed by John McTiernan. Is it a Christmas film? How does it stack up to the other films in the series? What are the hosts favourite Christmas movies? All of this is covered along with what the hosts have watched lately, a nudity report, and listener comments are also covered.

"Die Hard" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Ode to Joy ('Die Hard' Version)" by Michael Kamen & "Christmas in Hollis" by Run-DMC.  

TMBDOS! Episode 146: “The Transporter” (2002).

December 17th, 2018

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The same crew as last week comes back to talk about another action film. Lee, Daniel, Scott and Greg (again with his nudity report in tow) discuss 2002's "The Transporter" and how it works as both an action film and as a kick-off as a franchise for Jason Statham. The hosts also talk about what they've watched as of late.

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Featured Music: "Interrogation with Inspector" by Stanley Clarke & "Fighting Man" by D.J. Pone & Drixxxe.

TMBDOS! Episode 145: “The Rundown” (2003).

December 9th, 2018

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In this episode Daniel continues to program the movies we review, thus this week we really go out of our wheelhouse and check out a more modern action film, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, "The Rundown" (2003). Greg makes a return from the last episode as a special guest host, and Lee's friend and fellow podcaster, Scott Summerton, makes his first appearance as a guest host on the show. So, of course, he gets to play the Movie God Game! Listener comments are also covered.

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Check out Scott's Guilty Pleasues Cinema at these places:

YouTube
Twitch

Check out the wrestling podcast Scott and Lee are a part of, Jobber Radio

Featured Music: "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" by Johnny Cash & "Get Ur Freak On" by Missy Elliot.

TMBDOS! Episode 144: “Commando” (1985) & “The Running Man” (1987).

December 3rd, 2018

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Lee and Daniel are joined this week by two special guests. Podcaster, and past guest, Gary Hill comes on along with long-time listener and friend of Lee's, Greg Bielawski. In this episode they dig into two films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger from his peak period: "Commando" (1985), and "The Running Man" (1987). Muscles, one-liners, over-the-top action and body counts are pondered by the hosts. Also, Greg gets to play the Movie God Game, and the hosts talk about what they've watched as of late. Feeling dead tired? Why not listen to the show and let off some steam?

"Commando" IMDB

"The Running Man" IMDB

Find Gary Hill on these fine podcasts:

Cinema Beef
Sloppy Seconds
Two Drink Minimum Commentaries

Check out Gary's Fleas & Flicks Charity Auction

Featured Music: "Don't Distrub My Friend" by James Horner, "Commando" by The Ramones & "Intro/Bakersfield" by Harold Faltermeyer.

TMBDOS! Episode 143: “F for Fake” (1974).

November 26th, 2018

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Welcome back to TMBDOS - They Must Be Decorated On Sight! Yes, It's your hosts Lee, Daniel and special guest Jack Graham giving you the best podcast on decorations of all types. Expect tips, tricks, and news about decoration innovations for all occasions. This week the hosts cover the history of Victorian Christmas decorations.

Actually, that was all a lie. The hosts are really here to talk about the late period Orson Welles film "F For Fake" (1974). Daniel and Jack are both big Welles nerds and they dominate the conversation this week as they gush over how brilliant it all is, while Lee sits in the middle trying to sort out his thoughts and trying to avoid being the receptacle for this Welles appreciation bukkake. What the hosts have watched as of late is also covered.

"F for Fake" IMDB

Find Jack Graham in these places:

Twitter  
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Featured Music: "Lie to Me" by Tom Waits & "Orson's Theme" by the Michel Legrand Orchestra.

TMBDOS! Episode 142: “The Other Side of the Wind” (2018).

November 19th, 2018

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Lee and Daniel talk about Orson Welles' long-unfinished and unreleased film "The Other Side of the Wind" (2018), which is now available on Netflix. There's just so much to dig into here that the hosts do their best to balance talk about its long and complicated history with talk about if it's any good. A listener comment is read and the hosts also mention the passing of William Goldman.

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Featured Music: "Music to Watch Girls By" by Tony Hatch & "Fruit & Icebergs" by Blue Cheer.

TMBDOS! Episode 141: “The Last Wave” (1977).

November 13th, 2018

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Lee and Daniel try to keep their heads above water while exploring Dream-time in Peter Weir's "The Last Wave" (1977). Can they make sense of what the film is trying to say about the relationships between colonial powers and decimated native populations, especially those found in Australia? Does the movie even know what it's trying to do? The hosts also respond to listener comments and play an interesting variation of the Movie God Game.

"The Last Wave" IMDB

Interview with Peter Weir about "The Last Wave"

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Featured Music: "Driving Home" & "The Descent" by Charles Wain.

TMBDOS! Episode 140: “Then I Took an Arrow to the Knee”.

November 5th, 2018

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Originally Lee and Daniel were going to cover "The Last Wave", but Lee sustained a real life knee injury that prevented his prep-work. So the hosts decided to record an informal chat about what they've been watching as of late, and opened up to the listeners for some questions, which they answer on the second half of the show. There's lots of random asides and a bare minimum of editing in this one, which is essentially just an extended version of the usual opening bit of TMBDOS!. If you can't get past "umms", "ahhhs", "like" and big pauses, then it's best you skip it altogether.

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Featured Music: Excerpt from the score for "The Cheerleaders" by The Honeyboys & "Wounded Knee" by Primus.

TMBDOS! Episode 139: “The Ghost Galleon” (1974) & “Night of the Seagulls” (1975).

October 22nd, 2018

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Lee and Daniel finish their look at the Amando de Ossorio Blind Dead films with 1974's "The Ghost Galleon" & 1975's "Night of the Seagulls". Is "Ghost Galleon" really the worst of the Blind Dead films? If so, is it any good at all? Did Ossorio mange to perfect the formula with "Seagulls"? How would the hosts remake the Blind Dead films if they had the chance? All of this and more in this episode!

"The Ghost Galleon" IMDB 

"Night of the Seagulls" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Ghost Galleon" by Iron Dogs; excerpts from the score for "The Night of the Seagulls" by Antón García Abril; and "Night of the Seagulls" by Cathedral.

Cinema Psyops/TMBDOS! Crossover: “Mansion of the Living Dead” (1982).

October 22nd, 2018

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For the first time in TMBDOS! history one of our guest apperances on another podcast makes it onto the TMBDOS! feed. That's because Cort and Matt of Cinema Psyops invited the whole crew over to help them talk about Jess Franco's "Mansion of the Living Dead" (1982). Lee, Daniel and Paul help them ponder if this really has anything to do with the Blind Dead films, or is it just a well-paid vacation for Franco as he films his future wife, Lina Romay, having tons of lesbian sex? Can the hosts stop making crude sex jokes about sexual fetishes? All we know for sure is that this crossover episode of CINEMA PSYOPS MUST BE DESTROYED ON SIGHT!

"Mansion of the Living Dead" IMDB 

Cinema Psyops Podcast 

TMBDOS! Episode 138: “Tombs of the Blind Dead” (1972) & “Return of the Evil Dead” (1973).

October 15th, 2018

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Lee and Daniel are joined by the fantastic Cort Psyops of the Cinema Psyops and Obsessive Cinema Discourse podcasts to tackle the first two entries into Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead series "Tombs of the Blind Dead" (1972) & "Return of the Evil Dead" (1973). This is the first part of a collab with Cinema Psyops, as some or all of the TMBDOS! crew will in turn join Cort and his co-host Matt on Cinema Psyops to check out the Blind Dead rip-off film from Jess Franco, "Mansion of the Living Dead" (1982). TMBDOS! will cover the final two entries of the Blind Dead series in the next episode.

As well as just talking the films, in this episode the hosts discuss porn parody, facism, and how to remake the Blind Dead films. Cort also gets to play the Movie God game, which leads to possible tension between Dan and Cort when we discover that Quentin Tarantino might be movie Hitler. Listener comments and what Cort has watched as of late are also covered.

Check out Cort's podcasts:

Cinema Psyops

Obsessive Cinema Discourse

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Featured Music: excerpts from the score for "Tombs..." by Antón García Abril.