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The Extended Play Movie Podcast #65: Blazing Saddles

One of the most outrageous comedies of the 20th century. A movie that can be filed in the “can never be made again” category. Mel Brooks takes the story of a black man becoming the sheriff of an old west town. Hilarity ensues. This brings on the discussion of how movies cannot be based on context anymore. Simply use of words are the matchstick of outrage. Which is sad because the movie, in fact, makes fun of racism. Plan and simple. Now, do that voodoo that you do so...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #64: Major League

November kicks off Steven’s all-time favorite movie series. As the World Series has completed the baseball season, the guys take a look at Major League. Not a traditional worst-to-first sports movie. Released during the sports movie resurgence in the late eighties, and why it holds up better than others. Credits: “Prevues of Coming Attractions” (HD Remaster) - RamtroStudios Follow The Extended Play Movie Podcast: Facebook: Twitter:...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #63: Infernal Affairs

During the production of The Departed, Martin Scorsese claimed that he didn’t know the film was a remake. It makes you wonder just how much of that was true from a guy that sees a bunch of movies. Especially when your film is nearly identical to the original Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs. That is the final movie of Patrick’s list for the month. The film is about two police officers undercover, knowing that a gang lord has a mole in the cops and they know there is a mole in the gang...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #62: True Romance

If there was ever a movie that felt like a Tony Scott film and a Quentin Tarrantino film, it would have to be the action classic, True Romance. A film that reminds you, when given a good role, Christian Slater can be a good actor. Also, will remind you just how much you love Christopher Walken and Gary Oldman in weird roles. We continue in our three or four of Patrick’s all-time favorite movies. Nearly hard to believe that it is almost over. Remember to let us know what would be your four...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #61: Lost in Translation

What happens when you are having a mid-life crisis and stuck in Japan? You look for a woman that looks like Scarlett Johansson and have a non-physical love affair. I mean, who wouldn’t, right? We continue Patrick’s favorite movie series with the film that made people forget that Sophia Coppola was that awful actress in The Godfather Part 3, but a kick-ass director. The film is amazingly shot, framed, scored and acted. A great reminder just how awesome Bill Murray can be. A great reason to...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #60: Dancer in the Dark

This week, we begin a small series of shows that will focus on some of our personal favorite movies. For the rest of October, we will discuss four of Patrick’s all-time favorite movies. We kick off this run with a small, nearly forgotten film, Dancer in the Dark. This Lars von Trier film, which stars Bjork and David Morse, focuses on an immigrant woman who likes to consider the United States as like a musical. The film itself is a very small, independent film. Using experimental and...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #59: The Black Hole

It’s the end of the line for the “Films of 1979”. There seemed to be nothing more fitting than to end the series at a black hole. Considering at the late seventies, there was still a misconception that black holes were mysterious. Now, or if you watched Star Trek: The Motion Picture, it is believed that it is a wormhole to another area of the galaxy. Unfortunately, Disney’s The Black Hole still likes to deal with the science of the 1950s and nothing that resembles the 1970s. The film has...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #58: Kramer vs. Kramer

Nothing’s worse than being a child of divorce. What is your parents are Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep? That has got to be intense. Our second to episode in the “Films of 1979” series is the dramatic classic, Kramer vs Kramer. The movie was definitely designed to be more pro-father, than it was as to why a mother would leave her child. The behind-the-scenes drama between the two leads were just as interesting as the movie, which sort of had neither character that was likeable. Grab some ice...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #57: 1941

When Steven Spielberg announced, to his friends, that he would be directing 1941, they were very supportive. In private, they were concerned because they never knew Steven to actually be funny. The result? 1941. The film had a star-studded cast behind and in front of the camera to be a major hit like Jaws and Close Encounters before it. The film wasn’t a disaster and would’ve been considered a hit by any other director. When you’re Steven Spielberg, you are held to another standard. Get on...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #56: The Muppet Movie

This week, the make a special trip to California. Well, they are already in California, but so were the focus on this week’s episode: The Muppet Movie. If you don’t live in Southern California, you would know it by looking at the film, but it was filmed in and around Los Angeles. Kermit and friends come out to Hollywood to make the world a better place. In times like these, we need them more than ever. So, get in your Studebaker and turn up Electric Mayhem, because we are heading out to...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #55: Rocky II

We kick off the second month of our “Films of 1979” series. Man, it seems like the movies of that year were longer than the actual year. The pace gets picked up with the discussion of the second entry in the Rocky franchise: Rocky II. We’re “gonna fly now” through this episode that could have been on our “sequels better than the original” series, but there are some drawbacks to the film that kept it off the list. So, get on your sweats and grab the chicken. We are about to get back in the...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #54: Alien

He first month of the films of 1979 conclude with a sci-fi classic. The best tag line in the history of cinema: “in space, no one can hear you scream.” Alien, the classic sci-fi/horror that sparked the franchise and one of Ridley Scott’s best films. People may consider it a bit tame compared to its sequels, but that is what made the film so powerful. Much like Halloween, it was a shadow of its former self in later installments. So, beware of face huggers and get to that escape pod for this...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #53: Apocalypse Now

The films of 1979 marches on with the war film classic Apocalypse Now. The Extended Play Movie Podcast takes a step into the heart of darkness into one of the most profound and intense character films of the modern era. Some consider this film overrated, but it is the complexity of a soldier’s mind that fought in that war that makes it magical. So, grab your surfboards and smell that napalm for this week’s episode, The Extended Play Movie Podcast #53: Apocalypse Now. Credits: “Prevues...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #52: The Warriors

This week, the guys head into Brooklyn for a meeting of all the major gangs of New York. The Warriors is the film that actually holds up over the past 40 years. The Extended Play Movie Podcast continues on with the “Films of 1979” with the Walter Hill classic. Featuring a few actors that have worked with Hill in subsequent movies, two of which in 48 Hours. So sit back and dig this week’s episode. Credits: “Prevues of Coming Attractions” (HD Remaster) - RamtroStudios Follow...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #51: Life of Brian

This week on The Extended Play Movie Podcast, the guys kick off the new series, “ Films of 1979”. They start off the series with a classic Monty Python film, Life of Brian. A movie that has never really taken off in the United States, and if you watch it you will understand why. If you are easily offended, then this may want to be an episode that you could steer clear from. Or, maybe it would make you want to listen to it more. Credits: “Prevues of Coming Attractions” (HD Remaster) -...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #50: Superman: The Movie

This episode of The Extended Play Movie Podcast is a triple threat. Not only is it out fiftieth episode. Not only is this the final film in our “Films of 1978” series. It is the episode we have been waiting to talk about for nearly a year now: Superman. The iconic classic in which all super hero origin films are rated against. The style, care, story, score, and actors that made us believe that a man can fly. So without further ado, here is the greatest story ever told, The Extended Play...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #49: Midnight Express

Remember that line from the movie Airplane, when that kid ever spent time in a Turkish prison? This is the movie they were referring to. This week entry is Midnight Express, where we are supposed to feel sympathy for an entitled college kid trying to smuggle hash out of Turkey. While the movie has since been criticized for depicting over the top incidents, this is a movie that really utilizes the whole “based on a true story”. Sit back and plan your escape with The Extended Play Movie...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #48: Up In Smoke

If you have been smokin’ since you were born, then you know the movie we are talking about this week. Up in Smoke is the iconic pothead film that started a genre of films. Many of the movies following it have noted that this was their inspiration. Cheech and Chong were successful comedians, creating an array of characters. Their most popular characters were Pedro and the Man, who are the stars of this movie. It is a harmless and classic fun time. So light it up and take a puff with this...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #47: Animal House

Grab your togas and get ready to go on double secret probation! The “Films of 1978” marches on with a parade through the town with Animal House. The iconic college classic that depicts dorm life in the sixties. The film is so iconic, it is still essential viewing when you are about to make that trip to college. Featuring a group of highly unknown actors, John Landis appears for the second time on our series, with his previous entry being The Kentucky Fried Movie. See episode 41 for that. So...


The Extended Play Movie Podcast #46: Halloween

Grab your William Shatner mask and the sharp kitchen knife. We kick off July with the horror movie that defined a genre, Halloween. The film that gave us the iconic Michael and Jamie Lee Curtis. The movie is very slow paced for being the creator of the slasher genre. It does manage to hold up pretty well, but does have the tropes that we are all accustomed to. So sit back and relax as we discuss Halloween. Credits: “Prevues of Coming Attractions” (HD Remaster) - RamtroStudios Follow...