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TMBDOS! Intermission #24: Last Minute Bullshit.

April 29th, 2019

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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.

CAPE SH!T Episode 2: “The Incredible Hulk” (2008).

April 29th, 2019

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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 

Check out Kit Power's podcast Watching Robocop here, his online writing for Ginger Nuts of Horror here; buy his books here, and throw money at his Pateron here.

TMBDOS! Episode 161: “The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe” (1973).

April 21st, 2019

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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.

CAPE SH!T Episode 1: “Iron Man” (2008).

April 18th, 2019

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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.

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.

White Comanche IMDB 

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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.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 22: More Poliziotteschi Picks.

March 30th, 2019

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Lee is back with the show's second look into the violent and eccentric world of Poliziotteschi films, and the often diverse scores that come with them.

Playlist:

--Main Theme from "Killer Cop" (1975) --Stelvio Cipriani
--La Fine Di Cobb from "Mark of the Cop" (1975) --Stelvio Cipriani
--Mark Colpisce Ancora (Titoli) from "Mark Strikes Again" (1976) --Stelvio Cipriani
--Sambamba from "The Tough Ones" (1976) --Franco Micalizzi
--Main Titles from "Crime on the Highway" (1982) --Franco Micalizzi
--You Are Not the Same from "Contraband" (1980) --Fabio Frizzi & Cricket
--Dreamland from "Bloody Payroll" (1976) --Enrico Pieranunzi & Silvano Chimenti
--Main Titles from "Confessions of a Police Captain" (1971) --Riz Ortolani
--The Summertime Killer & Motorcycle Circus from "Summertime Killer" (1972) --Luis Bacalov
--Main Theme from "The Police Serve the Citizens?" (1973) --Luis Bacalov
--Life of a Policeman from "High Crime" (1973) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Il Grande Racket Seq. 1 (Finale) from "The Big Racket" (1976) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Driving All Around from "Street Law" (1974) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis

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

TMBDOS! Episode 157: “The House That Jack Built” (2018).

March 25th, 2019

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Lee and the returning Paul tackle a listener request, and the first ever Lars von Trier film to be reviewed on the show. Both hosts were mostly unfamiliar with his work, but at least knew something about his reputation for transgressive cinema. Was this offensive? Artistic? Interesting? Or was it just overlong and boring? The hosts don't hold back. Listener comments are also covered.

"The House That Jack Built" IMDB 

Featured music: "Happy Jack" by The Who & "Jangling Jack" by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

TMBDOS! Episode 156: “The Intruder” (1962).

March 4th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel finish off their look at Blaxsploitation films (be it actual, proto, or just adjacent) with Roger Corman's "The Intruder" (1962). Is this William Shatner's best performance? Is this Corman's best film? Is it one of the most underrated films on the subject of race relations in the United States? The writer of the screenplay (and his own novel of the same name, that he adapted it from), Charles Beaumont, is also briefly talked about, as well as his famous writer friends who share the screen with him in small roles in the film itself. What the hosts have watched as of late as well as listener comments are also covered.

"The Intruder" IMDB 

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Featured Music: "Klan", "Stranger" & "Main Title" by Herman Stein.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 21: Blaxploitation Book-end.

February 28th, 2019

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Lee returns to bookend off TMBDOS!'s look at Blaxploitation with more funky and furious tracks from various scores and soundtracks featured in films from the genre. Lee leans heavy on two films specifically this time around, pulling several tracks from "Truck Turner" (1974) & "Black Dynamite" (2009). This playlist is Sho-Nuff Dy-no-Mite!

Playlist:

--Main Theme from "Black Belt Jones" (1974) -- Dennis Coffey and Luchi DeJesus
--Slaughter's Theme from "Slaughter's Big Rip-off" (1973) -- James Brown
--Do Drop In from "Together Brothers" (1974) -- The Love Unlimited Orchestra
--Main Title Theme from "Blackjack" (1978) -- Jack Ashford
--Breakthrough, A House Full of Girls & Blue's Crib from "Truck Turner" (1974) -- Isaac Hayes
--Disco Connection from "Black Dynamite" (2009) -- Lord Rhaburn
--Chicago Wind, Jimmy's Dead & Jimmy's Dead (Instrumental) from "Black Dynamite" (2009) -- Adrian Younge
--Your Kiss Sho-Nuff Dy-No-Mite from "Black Dynamite" (2009) -- Sir Charles Hughes

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

TMBDOS! Episode 155: “Truck Turner” (1974).

February 25th, 2019

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This week Lee and Daniel hitch a ride with Isaac Hayes as "Truck Turner" (1974), in this highly entertaining blaxploitation film, co-starring Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle Nichols, Scatman Crothers and the recently departed Dick Miller! Coors Beer, KFC two-piece meals, over-the-top pimp fashion sense, and quality squib work are among the topics brought up. Listener comments are also gone through, where we talk about how we can make or break a writer's career. Stick with us - we got beer and we'll buy you a (cheap) chicken dinner.

"Truck Turner" IMDB 

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Wrong With Authority 
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Featured Music: "Hospital Shootout" & "Main Theme" by Isaac Hayes.

TMBDOS! Episode 154: “The Black Klansman” (1966) & “…Tick…Tick…Tick…” (1970).

February 18th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel tackle two proto-blaxploitation films this week. First off it's well-known shlockster Ted V. Mikels' "The Black Klansman" (1966) and then they look at a far more well-made effort in Ralph Nelson's "...Tick...Tick...Tick..." (1970). They learn about rural racists, more details about the internal politics of the KKK, whiteface doing blackface doing whiteface, double hairpieces, terribly inappropriate theme songs, and the exalted cyclops! Also, going into listener comments, they discover that they are hipster bores. What they've watched as of late is also covered.

"The Black Klansman" IMDB 

"...Tick...Tick...Tick..." IMDB 

The Psychosemantic Podcast 

Featured Music: "The KKK Took My Baby Away" by The Ramones; "Theme from ...Tick...Tick...Tick..." by Tompall & The Glaser Brothers; and "The Black Klansman" by Tony Harris.

TMBDOS! Episode 153: “BlacKkKlansman” (2018).

February 11th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel check out Spike Lee's Oscar-nominated "based on a true story" drama "BlacKkKlansman" (2018). Just how true to life is it really? Does it tackle it's subject matter in an effective manner, or does the lighthearted tone undermine the serious race issues being talked about. Is it no more than just a slickly-made propaganda piece? This and more is pondered by the hosts, who also tackle more listener comments, as well as talking about what they've watched as of late.

"BlacKkKlansman" IMDB 

Daniel's podcast about Alt-Right and Nazi shitheels, "I Don't Speak German" 

Feature Music: "Blut Und Boden (Blood and Soil)" by Terence Blanchard & "Ball of Confusion" by The Temptations.

TMBDOS! Episode 152: “Coffy” (1973) & “Foxy Brown” (1974).

February 4th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel kick off a month looking at Blaxploitation films with two iconic Jack Hill-directed and Pam Grier-starring films: 1973's "Coffy" & 1974's "Foxy Brown". Grier as an actress and cinematic icon is mulled over. Pimps with moose knuckle, dyke bars, rape, racism & Sid Haig are also touched upon. On top of that there's an extended segment of responding to listener comments and a brief mention of what Daniel has been watching that leads into a rant about how shitty Netflix's interface is.

"Coffy" IMDB 

"Foxy Brown" IMDB 

Featured Music: "End of Sugarman" & "Exotic Dance" by Roy Ayers, and "Whatever You Do (Do it Good)" & "Theme of Foxy Brown" by Willie Hutch.

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.

The Battle of Algiers IMDB 

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.

"Stray Dog" IMDB

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.