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Good Morning Vietnam

GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM Deployed to Saigon to host a morning radio show during the Vietnam War, Adrian Cronauer's side splitting antics and rapid-fire wit make him an instant hit with the troops in the field but soon get him in hot water with his by-the-book superiors. Alan and Craig along with the Nerdy Bitches podcast’s Liz (@nerdybitchespod on twitter) discuss the raw power of Robin Williams, naked photos of Walter Brennan, and knowing in their heart they are funny as well as the movie...


The World According to Garp

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP When Jenny Fields decides to become a mother, she has no intention of finding a husband or of having marital sex, so she gets herself pregnant by a hospitalized solder on his deathbed. And so begins the unusual life of Garp who is destined to be anything except what he himself desires most... to be normal. Alan and Craig discuss what is normal, Alan turning 50, Robin Williams Live at the Met and the movie “The World According to Garp" on this week’s Matinee...


Dead Poets Society

DEAD POETS SOCIETY For generations, Welton Academy students have been groomed to live lives of conformity and tradition - until new professor John Keating inspires them to think for themselves, live life to the fullest and "Carpe Diem." This unconventional approach awakens the spirits of the students, but draws the wrath of a disapproving faculty when an unexpected tragedy strikes the school. Alan and Craig along with guest Valerie Cameron (@moviesmakeus on Twitter) discuss privilege,...


Fight Club

FIGHT CLUB A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Together they create a new "fight club" where young men come to relieve their frustrations by beating each other to a pulp. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until a sensuous eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of control spiral toward oblivion. Alan and Craig are joined by Joe McDonald to discuss...


Three Kings

THREE KINGS At the end of the Gulf War, a small group of American soldiers plot to steal a huge cache of gold reputedly hidden somewhere near their Iraqi desert base. After finding a map that they believe will lead them to the treasure, the men embark on a treacherous journey filled with unexpected events--a trip that dramatically forces them to confront their fears and flaws, while drastically altering their lives forever Alan and Craig are joined by Tom Nix to discuss never-ending global...


The Iron Giant

THE IRON GIANT A young boy rescues a huge robot which has rocketed to earth from space - and tries to protect the genial giant from a nosy government agent and the military! Alan and Craig are Joined by Jake Dietz (@MoviesMakeUs on twitter) to discuss not having to be a gun, animated classics, Jake’s Podcast Movies the make us and the movie The Iron Giant On this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 1:14 Alan announces his moves to Vital Thrills and Jake tell us about his podcast Movies That...


The Matrix

THE MATRIX When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence. Neo joins legendary and dangerous rebel warrior Morpheus in the battle to destroy the illusion enslaving humanity. Now, every move, every second, every thought becomes a fight to stay alive--to escape The Matrix. Alan, Craig and director Adam Marcus discuss the church of Keanu, Scarface,...



GRAVITY Dr. Ryan Stone is on her first shuttle mission. Her commander is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky helming his last flight before retirement. During a routine space walk by the pair, disaster strikes: The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Ryan and Matt stranded in deep space with no link to Earth and no hope of rescue. As fear turns to panic, they realize that the only way home may be to venture further into space. Alan and Craig discuss the theatrical experience, lamenting the lack of a...


Rogue One

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. Alan and Craig are joined by Heather and Liz, the Nerdy Bitches (@nerdybitchespod on twitter) to discuss petty bureaucrats, star wars spinoffs, recording in person in a hotel room and the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:51 Heather and Liz join the podcast to...


Jackie Brown

JACKIE BROWN When flight attendant Jackie Brown is busted smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, the cops want her help to bring down him down. Facing jail time for her silence or death for her cooperation, Brown decides instead to double-cross both parties and make off with the smuggled money. Alan and Craig are joined by Izzy and Steve from Everything I Learned from Movies (@eilfmovies on twitter) to talk badass Pam Grier, grown up love, why Dana Gould won’t come on the show and the...


Victor Victoria

VICTOR VICTORIA Out-of-work singer Victoria Grant conspires to pose as a female impersonator in order to get work on the Paris cabaret circuit. But her sudden success becomes complicated when American night club operator falls in love with her, correctly believing she really is a woman. Victoria tries to maintain the charade But keeping the truth a secret is no easy task. Alan and Craig are joined by Debra Sullivan (@DebSullivanM on twitter) to discuss gender swapping in the early 80s,...


Working Girl

WORKING GIRL Savvy New York City receptionist Tess McGill gives her conniving boss, Katharine Parker an excellent business tip, but Katharine simply steals the idea. Pretending to be her boss, Tess initiates a major deal with an investment broker but things turn ugly after Katharine finds out what Tess has been up to. Alan and Craig as well as returning guest Annie Bulloch (@texasannie on twitter) discuss women’s struggles in the office, massive shoulder pads, the latest D&D exploits of the...


Saving Private Ryan

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN Captain John Miller takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage. Alan and Craig are joined by Tracy Mangum as they discuss how war changes a person, Tracy’s podcast Movies That Make Us (@moviesmakeus...


Batman – LIVE from Comicpalooza 2019

BATMAN Having witnessed his parents' brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed hero who strikes fear into the hearts of villains. But when a deformed madman who calls himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld, Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis ever while protecting both his identity and his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale. Alan, Craig and special guest Heather...


The Great Escape

THE GREAT ESCAPE Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Outwitting their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality. Alan and Craig are joined by Rebel Radio's Mark Neiser (@rebelradiopod on twitter) as they discuss happy Nazis, Comicpalooza, and Alan's...


Monty Python and the Holy Grail

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen. Alan and Craig discuss the legend of King Arthur, audio of Craig’s interview with John Cleese, a Monty Python panel from FanX and the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail on this...


2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY When Dr. Dave Bowman and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time. Alan and Craig are joined by Steve and Izzy of Everything I Learned from Movies (@eilfmovies on twitter) to discuss Kubrick’s ego, Pri-MAY-te month, Alan’s justification for AI homicide and the...


Schindler’s List

SCHINDLER'S LIST Businessman Oskar Schindler arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political convenience, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives. Alan and Craig discuss...


Lawrence of Arabia

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Assigned to Arabia during World War I, T.E. Lawrence courageously unites the warring Arab fractions into a strong guerilla front and leads them to brilliant victories in treacherous desert battlefields where they battle against the Ottoman Turks. Alan and Craig are joined by guest Devin Pike (@justdevin on Twitter) to discuss the full theater experience, feeling out of place, Devin’s upcoming projects and the epic movie Lawrence of arabia on this week’s Matinee Heroes....


The Godfather

THE GODFATHER When don Corleone’s youngest son, Michael, reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay, he is drawn deeper into the family business. Alan and Craig are joined by director Adam Marcus to discuss art in time of bingeing, Adam’s career and production company Skeleton Crew Productions (@SkeletonCrewPro on twitter) as well as kick off Epic April with the...