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MIRACLE Determined coach, Herb Brooks, had an impossible dream – beat the seemingly unbeatable Soviets at their own game. Starting with a handpicked group of undisciplined kids, Brooks coached them to play like they never played before, and turned them into a team that believed they could achieve the unachievable – and in the process, united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Craig and guest co-host Jake Dietz (@moviesmakeus on twitter) discuss team building, helmet hair, next week’s...


The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe....


Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Brooklyn teen Miles Morales gets a crash course in web-slinging from his alternate-dimension counterparts. Craig and guest co-host Devin Pike (@justdevin on twitter) discuss surpassing expectations, Gallifrey One and The Fayetteville Comic Show, and one of the best superhero movies ever made in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse” on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:55 Craig and Devin discuss being panelists...


Defending Your Life

DEFENDING YOUR LIFE An ad executive dies in a car collision and finds himself in Judgement City, defending his life before a celestial court. When he falls in love with a fellow candidate, his interest in staying in heaven changes. Craig and guest co-host Rich Bonaduce (@rodowobo on twitter) discuss the afterlife, horror movies, press junkets and the movie "Defending Your Life" on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:44 Craig and Rich discuss Rich's YouTube channel "Critical Mass Movies"...


The Mandalorian

THE MANDALORIAN After the fall of the Galactic Empire, lawlessness has spread throughout the galaxy. A lone gunfighter makes his way through the outer reaches, earning his keep as a bounty hunter. Craig and guest Co-host Devin Pike (@justdevin on twitter) discuss, binge viewing, remakes, a recap of EmpireCon and the show “The Mandalorian” on this week’s Matinee Heroes…plus! Show Notes 0:47 Craig and Devin discuss EmpireCon, working shows and more. 18:03 Craig and Devin discuss "The...


The Black Cauldron

THE BLACK CAULDRON When a fearsome warrior’s quest for invincibility leads him to the Black Cauldron, he is challenged by the most unlikely adversary: a young assistant pig keeper named Taran. Now, with help from his furry sidekick Gurgi and Princess Eilonwy, Taran must locate the magical black cauldron before the Horned King is able to use its mystical powers to summon an army of the undead. Craig and guest co-host Cary Gordon (@MetalGeeks on twitter) discuss facing evil, Norwegian death...


The Rescuers

THE RESCUERS Two mice from the "Rescue Aid Society" help a young orphan girl to escape the clutches of an evil woman who wishes to use the girl to retrieve a fabulous diamond. Craig and guest co-host Richard Jensen (@TheRagingCelt on twitter) discuss everyday heroes, child abduction, Richard’s latest film projects and the movie "the Rescuers" on this week's Matinee Heroes - Plus! Show Notes 0:21 Craig and Richard discuss Richard's latest film projects and plans for 2020. 7:37 Craig and...



NEWSIES A courageous group of newsboys become unlikely heroes when they team up to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon. When publisher Joseph Pulitzer sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Craig and Jake Dietz discuss child labor, being too young to be scared, Jake's podcast Movies that Makes Us and the musical "Newsies" on this week's Matinee Heroes - Plus! Show Notes 0:43 Craig and Jake catch up and look at what Jake's...


Holiday Bonus #4 – Behind the Scenes of the Original Star Wars Trilogy LIVE from EmpireCon

BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY For this last panel, we have Model maker and Visual Effects artist Charlie Bailey, Empire Strikes Back 2nd unit Director Harley Cokeliss, three jaws including Andrea Wickman, Tim Donaldson and Frazer Diamond, and returning Champion Puppeteer Mike Quinn. This is the 4th of four special episodes highlighting panels from the Los Angeles Empire Con this past December 6th-8th.


Holiday Bonus #3- Matte Painter Harrison Ellenshaw LIVE from EmpireCon

HARRISON ELLENSHAW Harrison is an amazing matte artist and is best known for his work on TRON (1982), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977), and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. Ellenshaw eventually became the head of Disney’s effects studio, Buena Vista Visual Effect, and worked as its executive producer in Escape from L.A. (1996, John Carpenter) This is the 3rd of four special episodes highlighting panels from the Los Angeles...


Holiday Bonus #2 – Yoda Puppeteers Mike Quinn and David Barclay LIVE from EmpireCon

MIKE QUINN & DAVID BARCLAY This is Q&A session with the puppetry and voice-over artists Mike Quinn and David Barclay who've worked on classics such as THE DARK CRYSTAL, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI. Both we're Frank Oz's main go to puppeteers for Yoda, Mike in JEDI and David during EMPIRE which means there was a brief cameo by a green Jedi Master! This is the 2nd of four special episodes highlighting panels from the Los Angeles Empire Con this past...


Holiday Bonus #1- After the Rise of Skywalker panel LIVE from EmpireCon

AFTER THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Once the Skywalker Saga wraps up, what does the future hold for STAR WARS on the big screen? Craig along with Jonathan London of Geekscape.net and past guest Devin Pike discuss the announced plans and poke holes in the various rumored productions with a panel of film industry professionals. This is the 1st of four special episodes highlighting panels from the Los Angeles Empire Con this past December 6th-8th.


Kung-Fu Hustle

KUNG-FU HUSTLE A petty thief aspires to become a member of the notorious Axe Gang during the 1940s in Canton, China. Alan and Craig discuss Looney Tunes cartoons, an Empire Con recap, Alan's last show for awhile and the movie selected by our Patreon Patron Matthew Knuckles "Kung Fu Hustle" on this week's Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:55 Craig and Alan talk about Empire Con where Craig moderated several panels 12:08 Alan and Craig discuss "Kung-Fu Hustle" 26:39 Recasting 36:17 Double Feature...


The Shawshank Redemption

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION A prominent banker unjustly convicted of murder spends many years in the Shawshank prison. He is befriended by a convict who knows the ropes and helps him to cope with the frightening realities of prison life. Alan and Craig discuss underrated classics, Alan's big announcement, a full panel from FanX Salt Lake and one of the best movies ever made "The Shawshank Redemption" on this week's Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:53 Alan makes an announcement regarding the start...


Casino Royale

CASINO ROYALE After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to a man who finances terrorist organizations. Learning that this man plans to raise money in a high-stakes poker game, MI6 sends Bond to play against him, gambling that their newest "00" operative will topple the man's organization. Alan and Craig are joined by Zaki Hasan (@ZakisCorner on twitter) to discuss the brutal bond, sweaty agents, Northern...



GOLDENEYE When a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of a former ally-turned-enemy, only James Bond can save the world from an awesome space weapon that -- in one short pulse -- could destroy the earth! Alan and Craig are joined by power couple Steve and Izzy as they discuss Pierce Brosnan’s turn as Bond, video games, 90’s era computer skills and the movie “Goldeneye” on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:59 Alan and Craig catch up with Steve and Izzy and all the happenings...


The Living Daylights

THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Secret agent James Bond helps a KGB officer defect during a symphony performance. During his debriefing, the officer reveals that a policy of assassinating defectors has been instated by new head of the KGB. But as Bond explores this threat, a counterplot surfaces, involving a shady American arms dealer and a pair of Russian assassins. Alan and Craig discuss Bond in the 80’s, arming the Taliban, A quick review of Doctor Sleep and the movie “The Living Daylights” on this...


On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Agent 007 and the adventurous Tracy Di Vicenzo join forces to battle the evil SPECTRE organization in the treacherous Swiss Alps. But the group's powerful leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld is launching his most calamitous scheme yet: a germ warfare plot that could kill millions! Alan and Craig discuss being the one and done bond, overly creepy fathers, the most promiscuous Bond ever and the movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as we celebrate Bondvember on Matinee...


Dr. No

DR. NO James Bond, Agent 007, battles the mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. Bond travels to Jamaica where he encounters the beautiful Honey Rider and confronts the megalomaniac in his evil island lair. Alan and Craig kick off Bondvember discussing primordial Bond, the franchise template, Star Wars news and the movie Dr. No on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 1:00 Alan and Craig catch-up on the latest Star Wars news and discuss their ideas...


The Exorcist

THE EXORCIST The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her and two priests - one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith - joined in battling ultimate evil. Alan and Craig are joined by director Adam Marcus (@SkeletonCrewPro on twitter) as they discuss behind the scenes drama, good vs evil, Adam’s new Indiegogo campaign and the scariest movie ever made “The Exorcist” on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes...