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The Arkin Brothers Talk About Movies

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We grew up on movie sets. Now we act, write, direct, produce, edit, and teach. So we know a thing or two about movies. And even when we don't, we'll talk about them anyway. Each week we dissect one movie and whatever else strikes our fancy. Informed opinions, inside information, occasional guests, personal stories, and tons of spoilers. Check out our merch at ArkinBros.com Follow us on Facebook at The Arkin Brothers Talk About Movies Follow Anthony on Instagram @clemtorment Follow Matthew on Facebook at Matthew Arkin Studio Subscribe to our newsletter at matthewarkin.com

We grew up on movie sets. Now we act, write, direct, produce, edit, and teach. So we know a thing or two about movies. And even when we don't, we'll talk about them anyway. Each week we dissect one movie and whatever else strikes our fancy. Informed opinions, inside information, occasional guests, personal stories, and tons of spoilers. Check out our merch at ArkinBros.com Follow us on Facebook at The Arkin Brothers Talk About Movies Follow Anthony on Instagram @clemtorment Follow Matthew on Facebook at Matthew Arkin Studio Subscribe to our newsletter at matthewarkin.com

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United States

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We grew up on movie sets. Now we act, write, direct, produce, edit, and teach. So we know a thing or two about movies. And even when we don't, we'll talk about them anyway. Each week we dissect one movie and whatever else strikes our fancy. Informed opinions, inside information, occasional guests, personal stories, and tons of spoilers. Check out our merch at ArkinBros.com Follow us on Facebook at The Arkin Brothers Talk About Movies Follow Anthony on Instagram @clemtorment Follow Matthew on Facebook at Matthew Arkin Studio Subscribe to our newsletter at matthewarkin.com

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English


Episodes

Episode57: C.H.U.D. (1984)

10/21/2021
If you don't know what C.H.U.D. stands for, you didn't live in NYC in the 80s. This movie is a wild ride, starring John Heard, Daniel Stern, and our special guest, Matthew's very good friend Chris Curry.

Duration:00:59:19

Episode 56: Trilogy of Terror (1975)

10/14/2021
Karen Black plays 4 roles in three short tales of terror. Watch out for that little, little man! If you ever saw this, you know what I mean. Directed by Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows) from stories by Richard Matheson (The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, I Am Legend).

Duration:00:49:36

Episode 55: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

10/8/2021
The movie that launched the works of John le Carré to the screen, where he remained a force for more than half a century. Starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, and Sam Wanamaker. Directed by Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae) with cinematography by the legendary Oswald Morris (Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, The Man Who Would Be King).

Duration:00:51:04

Episode 54: The Russia House (1990)

9/30/2021
Sean Connery returns to the spy game, but since this is written by Tom Stoppard, directed by Fred Schepisi, and based on the novel by John le Carré, you know that this will bear as much relation to a Bond film as chess does to Chutes and Ladders. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, John Mahoney, James Fox, J.T. Walsh, and Roy Scheider.

Duration:01:05:09

Episode 53: Unforgettable (1996)

9/17/2021
Ray Liotta was a suspect in his wife's murder. Now an experimental drug might give him some answers, and save a lot of lives. Also starring Linda Fiorentino, Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald, David Paymer, and Kim Cattrall.

Duration:00:42:59

Episode 52: Some Like It Hot (1959)

9/13/2021
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguised as women while on the run after witnessing a mob hit. Directed by Billy Wilder and also featuring Marilyn Monroe, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, and our old friend Joan Shawlee. From a script by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond (The Apartment).

Duration:00:45:29

Episode 51: The Apartment (1960)

9/2/2021
Jack Lemon tries to curry favor at the office by loaning his apartment to co-workers for their romantic pursuits. Hilarious hijinks ensue. Also starring Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, and everyone's favorite Martian, Ray Walston. Directed by Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard).

Duration:00:26:27

Episode 50: Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

8/19/2021
Matthew's new apartment fell through, so he's been homeless for a few weeks, with a few more weeks to come. Which leads us to this meditation on homelessness. Directed by Paul Mazursky, with Nick Nolte, Richard Dreyfuss, Bette Midler, Elizabeth Pena, and Little Richard.

Duration:00:51:50

Episode 49: Damnation Alley (1977)

7/29/2021
Jan Michael Vincent and George Peppard struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic landscape plagued by giant scorpions, massive storms, and a skyline of odd and shifting colors. Sounds like a normal day in modern Los Angeles. Also featuring the talents of Paul Winfield, Dominique Sanda, and Jackie Earle Haley. Directed by Jack Smight (Harper).

Duration:00:49:26

Episode 48: Spider Baby (1967)

7/22/2021
. . . or, the Maddest Story Ever Told. This legendary cult classic was written and directed by Jack Hill, and it even boasts an appearance by Lon Chaney, Jr. This is not one to miss.

Duration:00:48:06

Episode 47: The Silencers (1966)

7/15/2021
James Bond was brought to vivid life by Sean Connery was James Bond. Matt Helm was . . . well, we'll talk about it, when we dissect The Silencers, starring Dean Martin, Victor Buono, Stella Stevens, and host of other faces you've seen a million times.

Duration:00:39:12

Episode 46: Point Blank (1967)

7/8/2021
Fasten your seatbelts for this wild ride with one of the best of the Neo-Noir. Somebody done Lee Marvin wrong and he's going to set it right, no matter what it takes. Directed by John Boorman (Deliverance), with Angie Dickinson, Carrol O'Connor, and Keenan Wynn.

Duration:00:47:42

Episode 45: Thief (1981)

7/2/2021
It's an old story. Gotta do one last job for the mob, and then I can pack it in. But nobody delivers like James Caan, leading an incredible cast including Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi, Robert Prosky, Dennis Farina, and our buddy John Kapelos. Michael Mann directs from his screenplay.

Duration:00:48:17

Episode 44: Race with the Devil (1975)

6/24/2021
Boy oh boy, did we disagree about this one. A devil-worshipping cult terrorizes two vacationing couples who witness something they shouldn't. No doubt the sheriff will help them out. Starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker, and R.G. Armstrong. Directed by Jack Starrett, written by Lee Frost and Wes Bishop.

Duration:00:52:14

Episode 43: Deadlier Than the Male (1967)

5/27/2021
The James Bond movies were big hits. This wasn't. But it does have Elke Sommer.

Duration:00:40:11

Episode 42: Wolfen (1981)

5/20/2021
In 1981 New York City got some of its own werewolves. We're not to be outdone by Warren Zevon and David Naughton. Nuh-uh. No way. Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Gregory Hines, Edward James Olmos, and Tom Noonan star.

Duration:00:39:38

Episode 41: First Monday in October (1981)

5/13/2021
Jill Clayburgh is the first female Justice of the Supreme Court. What a long way we have come, with still a long, long way to go. Also starring in this dramedy are Walter Matthau, Barnard Hughes, and Jan Sterling, in her last feature film appearance.

Duration:00:37:23

Episode 40: In the Line of Fire (1993)

5/6/2021
Clint Eastwood wasn't able to save Kennedy on that fateful day and has lived under that shadow for 30 years. When the time comes, will he be able to take a bullet and redeem himself? Directed by Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, Air Force One) and written by Jeff Maguire, this taut political thriller also stars John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, Fred Dalton, John Mahoney, John Heard, and Joshua Malina.

Duration:00:52:07

Ep. 39: 27 Dresses (2008)

4/29/2021
Things got ugly on this one. We could hear the screams. "Romcoms?! You guys are going to talk about romcoms?! And you're starting with this one?" Yes. Yes, we are. Because, like the honey badger, we don't care. Katherine Heigl lives out "Always a bridesmaid, never the bride" in true Hollywood fashion, and for good or for ill, we're going to talk about it. Directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Aline Brosh McKenna, and also starring James Marsden, Edward Burns, and Brian Kerwin.

Duration:00:38:18

Episode 38: Silent Running (1972)

4/22/2021
Bruce Dern saves the trees in the Sci-Fi classic, directed by visual effects legend Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner), along with John Dykstra (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Spiderman, Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood).

Duration:00:57:45