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TMBDOS! Episode 191: “The Perils of Pauline” (1914).

January 20th, 2020

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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.

TMBDOS! Episode 190: “A Trip to the Moon” (1902); “The Great Train Robbery” (1903); & “The Airship Destroyer” (1909).

January 13th, 2020

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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.

TMBDOS! Episode 189: “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019).

January 6th, 2020

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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.

TMBDOS! Episode 188: The Best (and Worst) First-Time Watches of 2019.

December 30th, 2019

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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)
"Porndemic" (2018)
"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)
"Aquaman"(2018)

Daniel's Best of 2019:

Honourable Mentions:

"The Mercenary" (1968)
"Compañeros" (1970)
"Dementia" (1955)
"StageFright" (1987)
"Baba Yaga" (1973)

Top 10:

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018)
"The Battle of Algiers" (1966)
"California Dremaing" (1979)
"Coffy" (1973)
"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:

Honourable Mentions:

"The Woman in Green" (1945)
"The Pearl of Death" (1944)
"The Little Stranger" (2018)
"Doctor Sleep" (2019)
"Ghost Stories" (2017)

Top 10:

"Dementia" (1955)
"Hereditary" (2018)
"Revenge" (2017)
"Next of Kin" (1982)
"...Tick... Tick... Tick..." (1970)
"The Battle of Algiers" (1966)
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019)
"Prospect" (2018)
"Dragged Across Concrete" (2018)
"The Apartment" (1960)

Lee's Worst of 2019:

"American Made" (2017)
"Never So Few" (1959)
"Domino" (2019)
"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.

TMBDOS! Episode 186: “The Bermuda Depths” (1978).

December 16th, 2019

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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.

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Featured Music: "Turtles" by Henry Mancini & "Jennie's Song" by Maury Laws, Jules Bass, and sung by Claude Carmichael.

TMBDOS! Episode 171: “1990: The Bronx Warriors” (1982) & “Escape from the Bronx” (1983).

July 22nd, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are joined by guest host Greg to peek again into the future. This time it's a window into the Bronx of both 1990 and 2000, as depicted in Enzo G. Castellari's "1990: The Bronx Warriors" (1982) & "Escape from the Bronx" (1983). This episode has talk about weird gangs; great villains who meet underwhelming ends; non-stop action; George Eastman; the weird posture, acting, and eventual vanishing of Mark Gregory; gentrification and ethnic cleansing; ideas for a possible third film; and which film is ultimately better. Listener comments and what the hosts have watched are also talked about.

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"Escape from the Bronx" IMDB

Featured Music: "Escape Sequence 3" by Francesco De Masi; "Bronx 1990" by Walter Rizzati; and "Escape Sequence 1" by Francesco De Masi.

TMBDOS! Episode 170: “Conquest” (1983).

July 15th, 2019

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In the wake of films like 1982's "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Beastmaster", Italian cinema did its thing and started making cheap rip-offs. Lucio Fulci unleashed his version of one of these with 1983's "Conquest".

Lee, Daniel and Paul have come together in this episode in an epic quest to figure out just what the hell the film is actually about (when we can clearly see what's happening on-screen). One of them loves it, one of them likes it, and one of them was really, really confused and bored by it. Be warned, there's a lot of padding of the run time with listener comments, what we've watched, and strange asides such as Dr. Pimple Popper of all damn things.

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Featured Music: "Main Theme"; "The Capture" & "Night Creatures" by Claudio Simonetti.

TMBDOS! Episode 169: “The New Barbarians” (1983).

July 8th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel go all the way into the future! That's right, they are checking out what 2019 is going to look like with Enzo G. Castellari's "The New Barbarians" (1983). Slow dune buggies, massive shoulder pads, and even bigger hair are all discussed. Let's not forget the exploding bodies, annoying fucking genius kid, and the fact that hair spray is the most abundant resource in the post-apocalyptic future. Fred Williamson? George Eastman? How can you go wrong? Prepare for the initiation!

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Featured Music: "Riding Killers" & "Nuke is Over" by Claudio Simonetti.

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.

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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

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