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Ep. 135 - Lethal Weapon (1987)

12/6/2018
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Episode 135: The crew’s isn’t too old for a conversation about Richard Donner’s 1987 seminal, buddy-cop film, Lethal Weapon. It’s kicking off our Explosive Holiday Action series this month. The chemistry between Danny Glover and Mel Gibson make this movie work and still hold up today. The stunt work, music, direction, editing, and cinematography are all top-notch, and have been inspiring filmmakers ever since it’s release. And Jared tries to convince Brian to watch the Lethal Weapon tv...

Duration:01:32:27

Ep. 134 - Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold

11/29/2018
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Episode 134: The crew’s going on safari as they discuss 1987’s Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold. It’s a cheaply made Indiana Jones knockoff from Cannon Films, but the sets are pretty incredible. There are some big names in the cast (Sharon Stone) and some them deliver fun performances (Richard Chamberlain and James Earl Jones). Special guest, Rigging Gaffer, James Young joins their discussion. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at...

Duration:01:21:57

Ep. 133 - Back to the Future Part II

11/21/2018
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Episode 133: The crew’s wearing their Nike's with Power-Laces as they discuss, Back to the Future Part II. The first sequel didn't have the same box-office impact or rave reviews of the original, but there's a lot to love here. All the crew and cast (expect Crispin Glover and Claudia Wells) return to make this sequel feel like a direct continuation, despite a 4 year gap between the films. Tune in next week for their discussion on Back to the Future Part III. And here’s the donation link...

Duration:01:27:16

Ep. 132 - Back to the Future

11/15/2018
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Episode 132: The crew’s jumping into the DeLorean as their Back to the Future series hits 88mph. They're starting with the 1985 box-office hit film, Back to the Future. Everything works perfectly in this film, from the ensemble cast to the sound design, and it’s all thanks to a great script. Tune in next weekend for their discussion on Back to the Future part II. And here’s the donation link to the Michael J. Fox foundation. We’re donating and if you can too, that would be be amazing:...

Duration:01:32:30

Ep. 131 - Suspiria (2018)

11/8/2018
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Episode 131: The crew’s discussing Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria. It’s a long film with loads of creepy images to digest and interpret. Dario Argenta’s original film is light on plot and more of a mood piece, while the remake gets the mood right, it adds a lot more story. And watch out for Jessica Harper’s (actress from the original film) cameo performance. Warning: this podcast contains spoilers. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at...

Duration:01:08:11

Ep. 130 - Halloween (2018)

10/30/2018
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Episode 130: The crew’s concluding their Halloween retrospective series with Halloween 2018. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the Halloween franchise in another continuity start over. Nick Castle dons the Shape’s mask again, and John Carpenter gives us his first film score in 17 years. The film is already the highest grossing entry in the series, and a sequel is already being discussed. Warning: this podcast contains spoilers. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen...

Duration:01:32:26

Ep. 129 - Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Halloween (2007) & Halloween II (2009)

10/24/2018
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Episode 129: The crew’s continuing their Halloween retrospective series with Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, and Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II. Jamie Lee Curtis returns and leaves the series again, and Rob Zombie takes a stab at a remake. Fans are divided on most of these sequels and the remake, but there’s a lot to enjoy in these films. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at shutupandlistenpodcast.com or on iTunes. If you...

Duration:02:51:42

Ep. 128 - Halloween 4, 5, and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

10/17/2018
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Episode 128: The crew’s continuing their Halloween retrospective series with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Laurie Strode is killed off-screen and her daughter, Jamie Lloyd, is terrorized by the Shape for the next couple of sequels. The sixth installment is Donald Pleasence’s final film appearance as Dr. Loomis. The Halloween 5 discussion starts at 44:45, and Halloween 6 starts at...

Duration:01:55:14

Ep. 127 - Halloween II (1981) & Halloween III: Season of the Witch

10/10/2018
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Episode 127: The crew’s continuing their Halloween retrospective series with Halloween II & Halloween III: Season of the Witch. The second installment’s a direct follow up to the first film and the last sequel Jamie Lee Curtis would star in until H20. The third film is a completely different story without any returning characters (including the villain, Michael Myers). Fans weren’t happy when it was first released, but Halloween III has found it’s audience on home video and TV. John...

Duration:01:37:02

Ep. 126 - Halloween (1978)

10/3/2018
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Episode 126: The crew’s starting their Halloween retrospective series with John Carpenter’s seminal horror film, Halloween. The film made a ton of cash, launched the careers of everyone involved, and laid the groundwork for every slasher movie since. Reference Materials: Halloween Panaglide Test, Pre-Production before Principal Photography began If you like our music intro, click here and listen to more awesome music from aquariusweapon. And follow him on SoundCloud , and...

Duration:01:34:01

Ep. 125 - Man Bites Dog

9/26/2018
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Episode 125: The crew's concluding their month-long Foreign Film Series with the Belgium film, Man Bites Dog. It’s a violent comedy/mockumentary that some viewers won’t find funny, but all will remember after the credits roll. Regardless, it's an impressive debut for the three filmmakers, who co-directed, co-wrote, and co-starred in the film. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at shutupandlistenpodcast.com or on iTunes. If you like our...

Duration:01:16:00

Ep. 124 - Amélie

9/17/2018
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Episode 124: The crew's continuing their month-long Foreign Film Series, with the French film, Amélie. After Alien: Resurrection performed horribly at the box-office, Jean-Pierre Jeunet returned to France to make his biggest hit to date. Amélie is also the highest grossing French language movie in the US. It was nominated for 5 Academy Awards including, Sound, Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, and Best Foreign Language Film. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent...

Duration:01:09:22

Ep. 123 - Let the Right One In

9/7/2018
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Episode 123: The crew's starting their month-long Foreign Film Series, with the Swedish vampire film, Let the Right One In. It's expert camerawork and brilliant storytelling caught the eye of Hollywood studios, that not only made a remake, but put the director (Tomas Alfredson) and the cinematographer (Hoyte Van Hoytema) to work to in Tinseltown. The crew compares the novel and remake to the Swedish version, and asks "Is it the best vampire film ever made?". Follow and view Jared...

Duration:01:35:58

Ep. 122 - The Big Lebowski

8/31/2018
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Episode 122: The crew's hanging with The Dude and having some White Russians, as they review the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. It was the Coen's first feature after their Oscars winning film, Fargo. It wasn't a hit when it was first released, but has gained a cult following and started it's own annual festival. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at shutupandlistenpodcast.com or on iTunes. If you like our music intro, click here and listen...

Duration:01:28:19

Ep. 121 - Quicksilver

8/24/2018
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Episode 121: The crew's bringing you the only podcast episode to ever review, Kevin Bacon’s bike messenger movie, Quicksilver. It’s got a great 80’s soundtrack, a young Laurence Fishburne (billed as Larry Fishburne here), and a gun/drug dealing subplot. And yes... this film contains plenty of montages of Kevin Bacon riding a bike; his hair flowing in the wind. Set to the best 80’s music... of course!. Reference Materials: Kevin Bacon interviewed on the Off Camera with Sam Jones podcast,...

Duration:01:05:03

Ep. 120 - The Dead Pool (1988)

8/17/2018
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Episode 120: The crew's concluding their "Summer of '88" retrospective series with, the fifth and final Dirty Harry film, The Dead Pool. Clint Eastwood is back in his iconic role, Jim Carrey lip-syncs to Guns N' Roses, and there's a car chase with a toy RC car! The film seems tone-deaf to police brutality in our modern times; there's a scene with "Dirty" Harry Callahan shooting a fleeing suspect in the back. Jared's revised tagline for The Dead Pool: His enemies don't go to jail - They go to...

Duration:01:03:14

Ep. 119 - Scanners

8/10/2018
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Episode 119: The crew's heads are exploding with excitement to discuss Scanners with guest, writer, Christopher M. O'Brien. It's David Cronenberg's first box-office hit, which lead to Hollywood Studios knocking on his Canadian door with offers of bigger budgets. Scanners may be in the same vein as Carrie and The Fury, but make no mistake, this is a Cronenberg film. His body horror roots are on display here. Spoiler Warning as always! Christopher M. O'Brien's books, "The Forrest J Ackerman...

Duration:01:51:23

Ep. 118 - The Dark Knight

8/3/2018
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Episode 118: The crew's celebrating The Dark Knight's 10 year anniversary. It's the box-office hit that made every Hollywood studio want a comic book property, it expanded the Academy's Best Picture nominations from 5 to a possible 10 titles, and director Christopher Nolan became a household name (at least to nerds). Heath Ledger's dark/funny performance of the Joker earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar after his death, which was only 7 months before the film released. Follow and view...

Duration:01:20:36

Ep. 117 - The Trailers of Comic-Con 2018

7/27/2018
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Episode 117: The crew's geeking out on trailers that came out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018. They touch on the James Gunn firing, the trailers for Aquaman, Shazam!, Glass, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. If you want to skip to a discussion, here ya go - Aquaman 14:55, Shazam! 19:55, Glass 25:50, Godzilla: King of the Monsters 37:00. Reference Materials: Collider article on the firing of James Gunn Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at...

Duration:01:07:57

Ep. 116 - The Blob (1988)

7/20/2018
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Episode 116: The crew's getting sucked into red Jell-o as they continue their "Summer of '88" retrospective series with, The Blob. They also discuss the 1958 original and it's 1972 sequel, Beware! The Blob. That's right, an original film, a sequel, and a remake all in one episode. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at shutupandlistenpodcast.com or on iTunes. If you like our music intro, click here and listen to more awesome music from...

Duration:01:31:38