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Dan and Vicky take you on a Hot Date through movie history! Each episode they'll choose a random month, day and year and discuss a movie released on or near that date. It could be a love fest, it could get heated, or it could turn into a threesome! You'll never know where the conversation may go on this wild and funny trip in Dan and Vicky's movie time machine. Come along on their Hot Date!

Dan and Vicky take you on a Hot Date through movie history! Each episode they'll choose a random month, day and year and discuss a movie released on or near that date. It could be a love fest, it could get heated, or it could turn into a threesome! You'll never know where the conversation may go on this wild and funny trip in Dan and Vicky's movie time machine. Come along on their Hot Date!
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Dan and Vicky take you on a Hot Date through movie history! Each episode they'll choose a random month, day and year and discuss a movie released on or near that date. It could be a love fest, it could get heated, or it could turn into a threesome! You'll never know where the conversation may go on this wild and funny trip in Dan and Vicky's movie time machine. Come along on their Hot Date!

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Cover Girl (Episode 71) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

6/15/2018
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Gene Kelly, on loan to Columbia from MGM for 1944's Cover Girl, was finally able to put his talents to full use as the main choreographer for the film. With assist from dancer friend Stanley Donen, Val Raset and Seymour Felix, Kelly was able to stage some thrilling sequences including the famous "Alter Ego" scene for himself and "Make Way For Tomorrow" for himself, Rita Hayworth, and Phil Silver. The film was a huge hit and cemented for MGM and the rest of Hollywood that Kelly was a triple...

Duration:01:05:13

Shockers Without Borders: Top Ten Foreign Horror (Episode 70) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

5/25/2018
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Hot Date has reached 70 and you know what that means: A Top Ten episode! For this one, we take a shocking trip around the world for our favorite foreign horror films. We'll make stops in France, Japan, Spain and Norway to name a few and play clips that'll make your skin crawl. Get a dose of international zombies, slashers, monsters and ghosts and discover the film that Vicky chose that Dan has never seen! Your hosts also get into some recently seen including Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty,...

Duration:01:32:05

Tomorrow Never Dies (Episode 69) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

5/4/2018
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In the late 80's, Pierce Brosnan was approached to assume the mantle of legendary British movie spy James Bond from Roger Moore. But his contract with NBC and the TV show Remington Steele prohibited him from doing so. When the part came available again in 1994, Brosnan was Eon Productions' and producer Albert Broccoli's first choice. His run would be four films over seven years and Tomorrow Never Dies, his second film, would hold it's own against James Cameron's Titanic to become the second...

Duration:01:26:10

Willow (Episode 68) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

4/13/2018
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Star Warwick Davis was only eighteen when he was cast as the lead in the Ron Howard directed, George Lucas produced fantasy epic Willow. He gamely and charismatically carries the film, often stealing the heroic spotlight from his more classically handsome costar, Hollywood It boy Val Kilmer. Davis also met the woman who would become his wife on the set of Willow -- she was an extra in the Nelwyn community scenes at the beginning of the film. Initially a modest hit, the film went on to gain a...

Duration:01:27:20

The Cassandra Crossing (Episode 67) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

3/30/2018
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The 1977 infection-on-a-train movie The Cassandra Crossing was an international affair fraught with potential pitfalls. Funded with British, Italian, and West German money, the movie shot in Italy, France and Switzerland and managed to avoid attempts to shut it down by vandals and the Italian government. Also in the mix was that producer Carlo Ponti was married to the film's leading lady Sophia Loren and star Richard Harris was married to then pregnant co-star Ann Turkel. Despite a cast...

Duration:01:28:20

The Hidden Fortress (Episode 66) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

3/16/2018
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Inspired by the theatrical Noh dramas he loved so much, Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress became a cultural and financial touchstone in 1958. Despite being dismissed in Japan as a lesser Kurosawa effort, it nonetheless became a top moneymaker and made a successful transition to US shores in late 1960. It stars the incomparable Kurosawa regular Toshiro Mufine and a great supporting cast including Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, and Misa Uehara. Listen to your Hot Date hosts Dan and...

Duration:01:21:27

The Velocity of Gary (Episode 65) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

3/2/2018
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The Velocity of Gary was only director Dan Ireland's second directing assignment. He was primarily a film producer before that, co-founding the Seattle International Film Festival and producing movies for John Huston, Ken Russell and Bernard Rose, many through his role as head of acquisitions at 80's indie house Vestron Pictures. The film marked his second collaboration with star and producer Vincent D'Onofrio after 1996's biopic The Whole Wide World. D'Onofrio enlisted famous friends...

Duration:01:18:08

Millions (Episode 64) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

2/16/2018
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Director Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs, Slumdog Millionaire) has said his inspiration for Millions, the only PG rated film in the filmmaker's oeuvre, was to take a complete left turn from his previous film, the violent infection thriller 28 Days Later, and challenge himself to paint with a different tonal brush. Essentially a fantasy for children with real adult themes at the center, Millions stars the impressive kid actors Alex Etel and Lewis Owen McGibbon as brothers Damien and Anthony and...

Duration:01:17:41

The Lady Vanishes (Episode 63) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

2/2/2018
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Hitchcock's second to final British film before he returned to the UK in 1972 to make Frenzy, The Lady Vanishes broke UK box office records to become the highest grossing British film to date. It was also the first and last time Hitchcock worked with leading man Michael Redgrave. As this was Redgrave's first feature, the renowned theater actor insisted on rehearsing scenes while Hitchcock preferred to only rehearse camera moves and keep the acting more spontaneous. Despite the conflict,...

Duration:01:22:59

Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Episode 62) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

1/19/2018
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In 1954, Japanese film production company Toho was looking to cash in on the monster movie mania inspired by the American film Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. They conceived of Godzilla, named Gojira locally, as a way to announce the power and independence of the Japanese film industry post World War II but also as a metaphor for the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by American weapons of war. The film was a huge hit and American producers were eagerly looking for a way to translate...

Duration:01:26:56

Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond (Episode 61) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

12/29/2017
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Elia Kazan had meant to direct Tennessee Williams' original screenplay, Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, with Julie Harris as his leading lady back in 1957. But Kazan dropped the project and it wouldn't become a film until character actress Jodie Markell secured the rights and directed the film in 2007 with Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Evans, Ann-Margret and Ellen Burstyn starring. Dan and Vicky discuss their first Tennessee Williams film and if it was worth the wait. They also talk about their...

Duration:01:19:26

Can't Stop the Movie Music! (Episode 60) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

12/20/2017
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Hot Date 60 will be music to your ears -- movie music that is. Dan and Vicky offer their top ten lists for favorite movie soundtracks and scores. A misunderstanding about the topic yielded some fascinating results -- Dan did mostly movie scores and Vicky mainly stuck to movie soundtracks. There are even some movie musicals thrown in for good measure. No titles revealed in this synopsis so it's all a surprise just waiting for you to listen! In addition to their top tens, hear what Vicky...

Duration:01:24:37

Last Tango In Paris (Episode 59) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

12/1/2017
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Censored and banned around the world for it's frank depiction of the anonymous sexual relationship between a middle age hotel owner and a 19 year old actress, Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango In Paris nonetheless went on to gross nearly 100 million dollars and return tarnished star Marlon Brando to the top of the list of the world's greatest actors. His co-star Maria Schneider however was not as lucky. She continued to act but dealt with years of addiction and depression and passed away...

Duration:01:26:51

Breaking The Waves (Episode 58) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

11/17/2017
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Emily Watson had never acted for the camera before her career making and Oscar nominated turn in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves. The 1996 film was the first film von Trier made after founding the film movement Dogma 95 which set down specific rules for any film created under the banner - namely, no filming on built sets, no use of post-dubbed music and no CGI. With Breaking the Waves, von Trier adhered to none of those rules and in turn created what many feel to be his most successful...

Duration:01:42:06

The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (Episode 57) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

10/16/2017
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An all star cast populates the tiny fictional island of Gloucester Island, MA in 1966's The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner, Eve Marie Saint, Jonathan Winters, Brian Keith, Theodore Bikel and John Phillip Law appear in the Cold War comedy, actually shot in Northern California. Along with a discussion of this madcap caper, Dan and Vicky, coming to you from Washington, DC, talk about what they've been watching recently. Vicky brings up TV shows The...

Duration:01:23:13

Right At Your Door (Episode 56) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

9/22/2017
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Snapped up by Roadside Attractions at the Sundance Film Festival for 3 million dollars in 2006, director/writer Chris Gorak's first film and passion project Right At Your Door only managed to make it into 20 venues it's opening weekend. It would eventually deliver more than 2 million dollars in sales worldwide, enough to get him hired on the bigger budget science fiction/horror movie The Darkest Hour from Summit Entertainment. After two months away from the podcast, Dan and Vicky discuss...

Duration:01:22:42

Under The Volcano (Episode 55) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

8/11/2017
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Since the publication of Malcolm Lowry's novel Under The Volcano in 1947, Hollywood had tried in vain to adapt it for the big screen. Artists as varied as Joseph Losey, Luis Bunuel and Ken Russell attempted to corral the novel's stream of consciousness structure and penchant for flashbacks and monologues into an accessible narrative thread. When the property landed on John Huston's desk, his career and health were both on a downward slide. The 78 year old director suffered from emphysema...

Duration:01:23:11

The Violent Men (Episode 54) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

7/21/2017
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Prolific Polish American director Rudolph Mate found early success in Hollywood as an acclaimed cinematographer. For five consecutive years, from 1940-44, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Starting in 1950, he directed 26 films before his death in 1966, including well regarded films like D.O.A., When Worlds Collide, The Far Horizons, The 300 Spartans and this podcast's The Violent Men. Dan and Vicky tackle their first official Western on the podcast this...

Duration:01:10:08

Soldier (Episode 53) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

6/30/2017
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By the time the script for Soldier landed with star Kurt Russell it had been kicking around Hollywood for almost 15 years. Russell, testing his status as a reliable and likable lead actor, asked for a reported 20 million dollars and a year to get in shape for the role. He was granted both. By all accounts, Russell earned his salary -- he spent 3 to 4 hours a day in the gym, completed most of his own stunts, and even acted through a nasty broken ankle for most of the shoot. The film,...

Duration:01:18:18

Casino Royale (Episode 52) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

6/9/2017
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Movie producer Charles K. Feldman (A Streetcar Named Desire, What's New Pussycat?) was in a bind with the rights to the first James Bond novel, Ian Fleming's Casino Royale. Albert Broccoli, Howard Saltzman and Eon Productions had beat him to the punch, releasing four successful Bond films with star Sean Connery, and using many of Casino Royale's best set pieces. Feldman felt the only feasible way to approach the story was in a psychedelic, satiric direction, hiring five directors and a...

Duration:01:19:16