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81 – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM A villainous killer known as the Mask of the Phantasm has been systematically eliminating nefarious criminals in Gotham City. Since police and gangsters alike have credited Batman with the murders he'll have to discover the identity of the Mask to clear his own good crime-fighting name. Alan and Craig discuss voice acting, the new DC Universe platform, Craig’s entire panel with Kevin Conroy and the movie “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” on this week’s Matinee...


80 – Little Women

LITTLE WOMEN With her husband off at war, Marmee is left alone to raise their four daughters. As the years pass, the sisters share some of the most cherished and painful memories of self-discovery, as Marmee and Aunt March guide them through issues of independence, romance and virtue. Alan and Craig are joined by Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film on twitter)as they discuss feminism, snaggle toothed brats and wrap up matinee heroines month with the 1994 version of Little Women on this week’s...


79 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON Two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love Alan and Craig are joined by guest Melissa Kaercher (@chebutykin on twitter) to discuss...


78 -The Quick and the Dead

THE QUICK AND THE DEAD A mysterious young woman rides into town, a six-shooter strapped to her hip and revenge burning in her heart. She's come to kill Herod, the town's sadistic mayor, who is in the midst of organizing a quick-draw tournament in which the loser dies. Alan and Craig are joined by Elisabeth Rappe (@ElisabethRappe on twitter) to discuss westerns, anal glands, Gene Hackman and the movie “The Quick and the Dead” as Matinee Heroines month continues on this week’s Matinee...


77 – Wonder Woman

WONDER WOMAN An Amazon princess named Diana lives an idyllic existence on an island occupied solely by female warriors, but her life changes forever after American pilot Steve Trevor crash-lands nearby. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers...and her true destiny ... Alan and Craig are joined by Meredith Nudo (@MeredithNudo on twitter) to discuss mansplaining, free beer, why villains are hard to write for and the movie "Wonder Woman" as we...


76 – James Marsters LIVE at Comicpalooza

JAMES MARSTERS LIVE AT COMICPALOOZA In this very special episode, Craig sits down with James Marsters (@JamesMarstersOF on twitter) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel's the Runaways and Torchwood to discuss his career, singing on Buffy, his online show Vidiots with Mark Devine and questions from the audience! " template="/home/content/p3pnexwpnas16_data01/27/3735927/html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-carousel.php"...


75 – 9 to 5

9 TO 5 Three fed-up secretaries kidnap their sexist boss, and force him to authorize office improvements. The scheme spins wildly out of control, forcing them to keep their boss tied up as they take over the company and run it their own way. Alan and Craig are joined by Windy Bowlsby to kick off Matinee Heroines month as they discuss women in the workplace, musicals, massive xerox machines and the feminist classic “9 to 5”. Show Notes 1:23 Alan and Craig read some comments and welcome...


74 – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION Brilliant brain surgeon-rock star-and comic book hero Buckaroo Banzai just made scientific history! Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he's the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension and come back sane. But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo, unleashes an evil army of inter-dimensional aliens, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in a battle that could result in the annihilation...


73 – Shaun of the Dead

SHAUN OF THE DEAD When flesh eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat it's up to slacker Shaun and his best pal Ed to save their friends and family from becoming the next entrée! Alan and Craig discuss bromances, Comicpalooza updates, Gen X grows up and the patreon member selected movie “Shaun of the Dead” on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 0:41 Alan and Craig discuss next week's LIVE podcast from Comicpalooza with special guest Meredith Nudo! 9:51 Discussion of "Shaun of...


72 – Big Trouble in Little China

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Jack Burton is a reasonable guy who is about to experience some unreasonable things in San Francisco’s Chinatown. As his friend’s fiancée is kidnapped Jack becomes embroiled in a centuries-old battle between good and evil. Jack goes to the rescue dodging demons, goblins and the unstoppable Three Storms as he battles through Lo Pan’s dark domain. Alan and Craig discuss Chinese vampires, arrogant screw-ups, Alan’s review of Hamilton and the movie “Big Trouble in...


71 – The Avengers

THE AVENGERS When Thor's evil brother, Loki, gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth. Alan and Craig discuss serialized cinema, Muppet recasting, Infinity War spoilers and the movie “Marvel: The Avengers” on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 0:41 Alan and Craig give a spoiler-filled review of Avengers: Infinity War 20:15...


70 – Remember the Titans

REMEMBER THE TITANS It is 1971 and football coach Herman Boone takes over as the coach of the Titans, a recently-integrated Virginia high-school football team. However, the team finds ingrained prejudice from many within the town, with some officials even plotting to get rid of Boone, but this only strengthens their resolve to win the season! Alan and Craig discuss prejudice, being adaptable, who’s coming to this year’s Comicpalooza and the movie “Remember the Titans” on this week’s...


69 – The Bad News Bears

THE BAD NEWS BEARS Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker is a lazy, beer swilling pool cleaner who takes money to coach the Bears, a bunch of disheveled misfits who have virtually no baseball talent. Realizing his dilemma, Buttermaker brings aboard girl pitching ace Amanda Whurlizer, the daughter of a former girlfriend, and Kelly Leak, a motorcycle punk who happens to be the best player around. Alan and Craig discuss failure, a Hullabaloo recap, helicopter parents and the classic...


68 – The Wrestler

THE WRESTLER Randy "The Ram" Robinson, is a former superstar now paying the price for twenty years of grueling punishment in and out of the ring. But he's about to risk everything to prove he has one more match left in him: a re-staging of his famous Madison Square Garden bout against "The Ayatollah". Alan and Craig are joined by Intelligent Wrestling Conversation’s host Billy Donnelly as they discuss wrestling, discarding our heroes, addiction to glory and the movie “The Wrestler” on this...


67 – Speed Racer

SPEED RACER Born into a family business of race cars, Speed Racer is one of the track's hot stars. When Speed turns down an offer from the head of Royalton Industries, he uncovers a secret. Powerful moguls fix the races to boost profits. Hoping to beat the executive, Speed enters the same arduous cross-country race that killed his brother Alan and Craig, joined by Special Guest Tom Nix discuss wrestling, misty-eyed family dynamics, should the Wachowskis get a chance to direct more big...


66 – The Fisher King

THE FISHER KING After shock jock Jack Lucas inadvertently provokes a caller into murdering a group of innocent people in a Manhattan bar, he grows depressed and turns to booze. As he's about to hit rock bottom, Lucas meets a homeless man named Parry, whose wife was killed by the caller Lucas pushed to the brink. Mentally scarred by his loss, Parry spends his days searching for the Holy Grail. Lucas, feeling culpable for the poor man's plight, pledges to help him in his quest. Alan And...


65 – District 9

DISTRICT 9 When an agent from a shadowy corporation tasked with moving alien creatures to a new internment camp is infected with an otherworldly liquid, he attempts to stop himself from being transformed into a Prawn. Alan and Craig discuss immigration, the privatization of government, intelligent science fiction and the movie “District 9” on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:50 Discussion of "District 9" 32:01 Recasting 37:13 Double Feature 40:10 Final Thoughts 43:04 Alan and Craig...


64 – The Quiet Man

THE QUIET MAN A former American boxer returns to his native home in Ireland to win the hand of a fiery young woman. But his courtship is impeded by strict local customs and the woman's belligerent brother. Alan and Craig discuss Ireland, getting past traditions, the joy of technicolor and the movie "The Quiet Man" on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 0:54 Discussion of "The Quiet Man" 25:26 Recasting 31:54 Double Feature 34:16 Final Thoughts 36:46 Alan and Craig discuss next week's...


63 – The Muppet Movie

THE MUPPET MOVIE After a chance meeting with a great talent scout, Kermit goes to Hollywood dreaming about the world of show business. But everything goes awry when Kermit falls into the clutches of Doc Hopper who wants to promote, at all costs, its network of fast food that sells fried frog-legs! Alan and Craig discuss the legacy of Jim Henson, UHF Channels, recasting human muppets and the all time classic “The Muppet Movie” on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 1:03 Alan and Craig...


62 – The Untouchables

THE UNTOUCHABLES After building an empire with bootleg alcohol, legendary crime boss Al Capone rules Chicago with an iron fist. Though Prohibition agent Eliot Ness attempts to take Capone down, even his best efforts fail due to widespread corruption within the Windy City's police force. Recruiting an elite group of lawmen who won't be swayed by bribes or fear, Ness renews his determination to bring Capone to justice. Alan and Craig are joined by Zaki Hasan to discuss Saudi Arabian...