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Join Mark Diaz, amateur movie fan, on a journey through his not insignificant movie collection. Mark thought that he could just have a lot of movies until *record scratch* one day it all changed. BWAAAAAAHHHHH No it's not about trailers. I legitimately didn't know what to put here. Let's talk about movies. markd20 on Letterboxd!

Join Mark Diaz, amateur movie fan, on a journey through his not insignificant movie collection. Mark thought that he could just have a lot of movies until *record scratch* one day it all changed. BWAAAAAAHHHHH No it's not about trailers. I legitimately didn't know what to put here. Let's talk about movies. markd20 on Letterboxd!

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Join Mark Diaz, amateur movie fan, on a journey through his not insignificant movie collection. Mark thought that he could just have a lot of movies until *record scratch* one day it all changed. BWAAAAAAHHHHH No it's not about trailers. I legitimately didn't know what to put here. Let's talk about movies. markd20 on Letterboxd!

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@coolmarkd

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English


Episodes

The Mel Brooks Collection: A Retrospective

9/18/2020
Hey, everyone! In this episode I rank things! That’s what people like, right? Rankings? Well, I do that here. This is also the Season 2 finale. I didn’t really think about that until now but that’s what it is. So there you have it. Season 3 coming at some point. Thanks for listening @coolmarkd on … Continue reading The Mel Brooks Collection: A Retrospective

Duration:00:32:29

Young Frankenstein

8/30/2020
Humor is ALIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEE in 1974’s Young Frankenstein written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks; and directed by Mel Brooks. A bold and controversial choice that maybe cemented both artists in the Hollywood hall of fame (metaphorical–I don’t know if there is actually a Hollywood HOF but there is one in my heart). This is the … Continue reading Young Frankenstein

Duration:00:36:13

The Twelve Chairs

8/29/2020
This is a lesser-discussed Mel Brooks movie that centers around the McGuffin of a set of dining room chairs in the early Soviet Union. It’s definitely… different. @coolmarkd on Twitter. @markd20 on Letterboxd

Duration:00:42:35

Spaceballs

8/28/2020
Let’s just send up Star Wars and science fiction adventures in general in Mel Brooks’ 1987 film Spaceballs! That’s really it. That’s the whole show notes. @coolmarkd on Twitter. @markd20 on Letterboxd.

Duration:00:32:09

History of the World: Part 1

8/27/2020
Want to send up anthology movies but unsure how? Maybe History of the World Part 1 can help. Mel Brook’s 1981 historical… something is a laugh riot but audiences and critics seem to be split on it. I messed up a little bit on this one too in that I “read the comments”. The comments … Continue reading History of the World: Part 1

Duration:00:42:00

Robin Hood: Men In Tights

8/26/2020
Let’s forget about robbing from the rich and stealing from the poor and instead go on a bit of a romp in Sherwood Forrest with Mel Brooks in his 1993 Robin Hood: Men In Tights. I don’t remember if I needed to add any links in here… I reserve the right to update this at … Continue reading Robin Hood: Men In Tights

Duration:00:12:18

Blazing Saddles

8/25/2020
“Reach for the skyyyyyyyy” that’s not from this movie. This 1974 Mel Brooks movie is Blazing Saddles and there’s a bunch of other things from this movie but that’s not one of them. There’s a lot going on in the production and the legacy of this movie. A lot. A plethora of posts. A cornucopia … Continue reading Blazing Saddles

Duration:01:18:35

High Anxiety

8/24/2020
Let’s check out Mel Brook’s take on a spoof of a riff on a Hitchcock paranoia thriller. It was definitely A Choice. @coolmarkd on Twitter. @markd20 on Letterboxd.

Duration:00:36:38

To Be Or Not To Be

8/23/2020
I actually have zero idea of what this movie is even about. There are movies in the Mel Brooks collection that I’ve seen many times and there are others that I’ve seen not at all. This is one of the latter. Let’s get into it. This one actually wasn’t written by Mel Brooks and is, … Continue reading To Be Or Not To Be

Duration:00:17:57

Silent Movie

8/22/2020
It’s not a description, it’s the title of Mel Brook’s 1976 film which is, more or less, a silent movie. Perhaps is was a case of creative stagnation. Or perhaps it was a case of creative excellence manifested in will imposing it’s untamed and dark desires upon a major motion picture production. Stay a while … Continue reading Silent Movie

Duration:00:20:49

Clue

8/21/2020
1985’s John Landis-written John Lynn-directed Clue is a wild take on a board game. Sometimes problematic but always goofy as hell let’s revisit it. I can’t find a working link for the director’s commentary that Kevin Smith did. Unsure if it’s taken down because of Reasons or if it’s behind a paywall. So that’s disappointing. … Continue reading Clue

Duration:01:18:53

Columbus

8/20/2020
Korean director Kogonada’s 2017 feature debut is a quiet and introspective film set in Modern-architecture-laden Columbus, Indiana. Jin and Casey meet and slowly learn about themselves and each other. Spoilers in this one as always. @coolmarkd on twitter. @markd20 on letterboxd.

Duration:02:05:52

Speed Racer

8/19/2020
2020 has been an awful year and I can only do my part and make it worse. The way I do that? Another rapid fire podcast episode. That’s right. Zero prep. Minimal thought (that’s actually normal). We’ll talk about the Wachowski’s 2008 movie Speed Racer at a very quick and very surface level. This is … Continue reading Speed Racer

Duration:00:47:58

Mandy

8/17/2020
What a ride. Mandy is wild movie. Release in 2018 and written and directed by Panos Cosmatos of Beyond the Black Rainbow fame or notoriety. This is another one that just shocked me so I hurried up and just made an episode. Stick around I remember now what I wanted to put in here. Nic … Continue reading Mandy

Duration:00:41:28

Scott Pilgrim vs The World

8/4/2020
One word: “oooooooof”. This is a doozy. 2010’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, based on the series of Scott Pilgrim graphic novels written and illustrated by Bryan Lee O’Malley, directed by Edgar Wright and screenplay by Edgar Wright and Michael Bacall is a movie that did not find commercial success, initially, but has become a … Continue reading Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Duration:02:39:23

Beyond the Black Rainbow

6/24/2020
This was a rough one. It was unplanned. It was almost spontaneous. Because this movie just got me. It hit me. The poster above is actually a Mondo Tees poster by a very talented artist named Jay Shaw that probably will never exist again but it’s amazing. There’s a lot to go on about with … Continue reading Beyond the Black Rainbow

Duration:00:31:51

The Sandlot

6/15/2020
This is probably the first sports movie on the show. It’s really great, though, and it’s called The Sandlot. There are a lot of great moments and a lot of great actors and a lot of great stuff and a lot of great balls of fire! No, that song actually doesn’t appear in the movie … Continue reading The Sandlot

Duration:06:11:08

Scarface

6/4/2020
Jimmy Carter should see this Human Right and that’s very telling. Scarface, directed by Brian DePalma, definitely runs the gamut of reviews. In this episode I’m going to talk a bit, in a loose fashion, about how this movie impacted me and the world around me. I don’t know that there’s a whole lot of … Continue reading Scarface

Duration:04:10:24

Two-Lane Blacktop

5/14/2020
“Let’s make it fifty” is a phrase that screen writer Rudy Wurlitzer, billed as Hot Rod, says right before he gets one-upped and gets his ass handed to him by James Taylor’s The Driver and Dennis Wilson’s The Mechanic when he races against The Car in Monte Hellman’s iconic 1971 art-house road movie Two-Lane Blacktop. … Continue reading Two-Lane Blacktop

Duration:06:16:02

Hackers (cont.)

5/6/2020
Listen. If your podcast app or podcatcher or whatever doesn’t support images and links you’re missing out. This is going to be a multi-media smorgasbord. Let’s get live in ’95 If you can see pictures you already know where this is going or you’re on scummbags.com where this post lives. A lot of podcatchers have … Continue reading Hackers (cont.)

Duration:01:05:53