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A movie podcast of swashbuckling and derring do!

A movie podcast of swashbuckling and derring do!


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A movie podcast of swashbuckling and derring do!






The American President

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT President Andrew Shepherd unexpectedly falls in love with Sydney Wade, an environmental lobbyist. Suddenly President Shepherd must confront new issues: declining approval ratings, an inquiring press, and an aggressive political opponent. Now Shepherd must choose between his political career and his love for Sydney. Craig and Alan are joined by Rob Ervin (@yesTHATRobErvin on twitter) to talk about a West Wing test run, Alan on Lettterboxd, scandalous non-scandals and...


Notting Hill

NOTTING HILL William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. The chance encounter leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love. Craig, Alan and guest Elisabeth Rappe (@ElisabethRappe on twitter) discuss...


When Harry Met Sally

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY College graduates Harry and Sally share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them Craig and guest co-host Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on twitter) talk about rom com tropes, ordering on the side, annoying but likeable people and the movie “When Harry...


Saving Mr. Banks

SAVING MR. BANKS Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers' beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won't budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set Mary Poppins free! Craig and guest co-host Cary Gordon (@metalgeeks on Twitter)...



JUDY Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. all while bravely struggling to overcome intensifying anxiety and physical decline. Craig and guest Valerie Cameron (@filmdanceplay on twitter) discuss 1930’s child abuse, upcoming...


The Social Network

THE SOCIAL NETWORK On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. What begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history. But for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. Craig, Alan and guest Patrick...


A Beautiful Mind

A BEAUTIFUL MIND Brilliant mathematician, John Nash, is on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now only his devoted wife can help him overcome his mental illness and move on to greatness. Craig and guest Zaki Hasan (@ZakisCorner on twitter) discuss Craig’s fear of his future Mental health, Scott Glenn appreciation, baby bathes and the movie A Beautiful Mind on this week’s Matinee Heroes! This week's episode is sponsored by Matinee Heroes...



AMADEUS Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men. Craig Alan and guest Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on twitter) discuss...


The Muppet Christmas Carol

THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale as the miser Scrooge meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness. Craig is joined by guest co-host Tracy Mangum (@moviesmakeus on twitter) from Movies that Make Us and guest Author of The Dragon Knight James Owen (@CaveoPrincipia on twitter) as they discuss missing...


Time After Time

TIME AFTER TIME When Jack the Ripper flees across time in one of H.G. Wells' inventions, Wells follows him to the 20th Century. Now, in a city and a time completely unknown to him, Wells must find a way to stop the Ripper from continuing his streak of murders. Craig and Alan along with guest Richard Jensen (@theragingcelt on twitter) discuss the violence of the 70s, making podcasts, the likeability of Malcom McDowell and the movie “Time After Time” on this week’s Matinee Heroes! This week's...


12 Monkeys

12 MONKEYS A convict from the year 2035 is sent back to 1996, where he attempts to find the cause of a deadly virus that has ravaged his future world. With help from a beautiful psychiatrist, the time traveler tracks the germ's invention to a mental patient who is the son of a prominent scientist. Craig and guest co-host Tracy Mangum (@moviesmakeus on twitter) are joined by Elizabeth Rappe (@ElisabethRappe on twitter) to talk about pandemics, distrust of experts, old dogs and the movie “12...


Back to the Future

BACK TO THE FUTURE A teenager discovers his goofy friend of a scientist has actually created a time machine. When his friend is killed, young Marty jumps back in time to save him. Somehow, while accomplishing that task, he accidentally erases the event that caused Marty's parents to fall in love. Now, he's gradually ceasing to exist... unless he can get his parents together and, get back to the future. Alan, Craig and guest Zaki Hasan (@ZakisCorner on twitter) discuss time travel, small town...


The Manchurian Candidate

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw lauded as a hero. However, the Shaw’s commander, Captain Bennett Marco finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with a fellow soldier, races to uncover a terrible plot. Craig and guest Co-host Devin Pike (@justdevin on twitter) discuss paranoia, sleeper cells, the Who Needs...


Young Sherlock Holmes

YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES When a plague of bizarre, puzzling murders grip London, young Holmes and his newfound friend Watson find themselves unwittingly entangled in the dark mystery. So ”the game is afoot!” And the budding detective is off on an adventure to solve the most amazing case of his most extraordinary career! Alan and Craig are joined by author James Owen (@CaveoPrincipia on twitter) as they discuss young high school teachers, a Hugh Jackman meltdown, James’ new book Dragon Knight...



42 In 1946, Branch Rickey, legendary general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball's notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him. Craig is joined by guest co-host...


Citizen Kane

CITIZEN KANE When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Alan and Craig discuss how little politics has changed, the political power of capitalism, a recap of the last 100 episode and the movie “Citizen Cane" on this 200th Episode of Matinee Heroes! This week's episode is sponsored by Matinee Heroes presents CastOFF!...


A Nightmare On Elm Street

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET A pedophile who was murdered by a lynch mob returns years later to exact revenge in the terrifying nightmares of his killers teenage children. Craig and Alan are joined by Castoff Season 1 champion Randy of the Cult45 podcast (@Cult45Podcast on twitter) to discuss nightmares, possessed dolls, Craig’s misunderstandings of Horror and the movie “Nightmare on Elm Street” on this week’s Matinee Villains!! This episode is brought to you be the second season of CastOFF!...


Wall Street

WALL STREET An ambitious young broker is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko. But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price too high to pay. Craig, Alan and guest Valerie Cameron (@MultiplanePC on twitter) discuss urinating with Oliver Stone, overly political opinions on capitalism, levitating pop-icons and the movie "Wall Street" on this...


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic, appoints his toady, Dolores Umbridge, as Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, for he fears that professor Dumbledore will take his job. When few believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, Harry must secretly train his friends for the wizarding war ahead. Craig and Guest co-host Jake Dietz (@MoviesMakeUs on twitter) discuss whiney teenage boys, scary sleepovers, sycophants and the movie Harry Potter and the...


Basic Instinct

BASIC INSTINCT When tough but vulnerable detective Nick Curran meets a cold, calculating novelist with insatiable sexual urges, he is caught in a deadly web of betrayal, lies, and murder--quickly descending into San Francisco's dark and dangerous underworld where suspicions mount, bodies fall, and only basic instincts keep you alive. Craig and guest co-host Brendan Agnew (BLCAgnew on twitter) discuss erotic thrillers, sex as a weapon, 90s systematic homophobia and the movie “Basic Instinct”...