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60 – Creed

CREED Adonis Johnson, son of deceased world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, has boxing in his blood. Looking to win his own title, Adonis heads to Philadelphia and convinces his father’s rival-turned-friend, Rocky Balboa, to train him – even as Rocky battles his own deadly opponent outside the ring. Now Adonis has a shot, but first he must develop the heart of a true fighter. Alan and Craig discuss legacies, #unblocknordling, a review of Black Panther and the movie "Creed" on this week’s...


59 – Glory

GLORY This is the inspiring story of the all-black 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Their training and battle experience leads them to their final assault on Fort Wagner in South Carolina, where their heroic bravery turned bitter defeat into a symbolic victory that brought recognition to black soldiers and turned the tide of the war. Alan and Craig discuss the civil war, school systems, Oscar nomination snubs and the movie Glory on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show...


58 – Zodiac

ZODIAC As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and letters, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. Still, two detectives remain steadfast in their devotion to bringing the elusive killer to justice, they soon find that the madman has control not only over their careers, but their very lives as well. Alan and Craig discuss handwriting analysis, the decay of journalism today, Alan hosting the movie KRULL at the Alamo...


57 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY Almost ten years have passed since Sarah Connor's ordeal began, and her son John, the future leader of the resistance, is now a young boy. However, the nightmare begins again when a new, more deadly Terminator is sent back in time, it's orders - to strike at John Conner while he is still a child. Sarah and John, however, don't face this terrifying Terminator alone. The human resistance has sent back another warrior from the future, its orders - to protect John...


56 – The Treasure of Sierra Madre

THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE Three ill-fated prospectors set out across the Mexican desert in search of gold but instead find mistrust, betrayal, and death. Alan and Craig discuss greed and paranoia, a look back at the past year of the podcast, leg tackling and the all time classic “The Treasure of Sierra Madre” on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:46 Alan and Craig discuss the anniversary of the podcast and what the hope to accomplish in the year ahead 10:46 Discussion of "The...


55 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery during the civil war. Alan and Craig discuss the incomparable Eli Wallach, the winners of the Houston Film Critics Society’s annual awards, and the western masterpiece "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:54 Alan and Craig discuss the winners of the Houston Film Critics Society's...


54 – HEAT

HEAT Master criminal Neil McCauley is trying to control the rogue actions of one of his men, while also planning one last big heist before retiring. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Hanna attempts to track down McCauley as he deals with the chaos in his own life. McCauley and Hanna discover a mutual respect, even as they try to thwart each other's plans. Alan and Craig discuss the difficulties of love, the Pacino Syndrome, the best hero movies of 2017 and the classic thriller HEAT on this week’s...


53 – Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi

DARTH VADER & OBI-WAN KENOBI A failed teacher must prepare the son of his corrupted student to become the last hope of the galaxy and defeat an evil empire, restoring balance to the Force! Alan and Craig discuss abandonment, the Clone Wars cartoons, an spoiler filled discussion of The Last Jedi and the character analysis, you the fans voted for, of Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi on this week’s Matinee Heroes Show Notes 1:04 Alan and Craig have a spoiler filled discussion of "The Last Jedi"...


52 – Die Hard

DIE HARD New York City Detective John McClane becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, one of whom is his estranged wife, trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise office building when it is seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve. Alan and Craig discuss Hans Gruber leadership lessons, cinematic douchebags, The Houston Film Critics Society’s slate of nominees and the Christmas movie DIE HARD on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:50 Alan gives the slate of nominees for the Houston...


51 – Princess Leia

PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA A princess senator attempts to steal secret plans for a new super weapon teams up with a farm boy, a crazy wizard and a scoundrel which sets in motion one of the greatest adventures of all time. Alan and Craig discuss the great Carrie Fisher, Alan’s initial thoughts of The Last JEDI, and a character analysis of Star Wars’ Princess Leia on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 1:04 Alan talks about his impressions of "The Last Jedi" 12:43 Discussion of the Star Wars...


50 – Luke Skywalker

LUKE SKYWALKER A simple Tatooine farmboy with a secret family history joins a crazy old man to Alderaan to deliver a message to a princess turns into one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. Alan and Craig discuss the Hero’s Journey, whiny brats, Alan’s review of Guillermo Del Toro’s "The Shape of Water" and a character analysis of Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 1:03 Alan talks about the romantic horror movie "The Shape of Water" 12:08...


49 – Han Solo

HAN SOLO A Corellian smuggler contracted to deliver a crazy old man and a farm boy to Alderaan to deliver a message to a princess turns into a galactic hero for the rebellion in one of the greatest stories in cinema. Alan and Craig discuss audience proxies, Kylo Ren, Alan’s review of Spielberg’s The Post and a character analysis of Star Wars’ Han Solo on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 1:03 Alan gives his thoughts on the new Steven Spielberg movie "The Post" starring Tom Hanks and...


48 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES Desperate to return to his Chicago home in time to spend Thanksgiving with his family, uptight businessman Neal Page encounters loutish shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith. During a disastrous and hilarious voyage back to the Windy City, both men experience the various aggravations of modern travel while forming an unlikely friendship. Alan and Craig discuss empathy, business travel, December being Star Wars month on the podcast and the Thanksgiving...


47 – The Hidden Fortress

THE HIDDEN FORTRESS Japanese peasants find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota is a general and Yuki is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity. Alan and Craig discuss Samurais, the influences on Star Wars, The Houston Film Critics Society awards show, Craig’s...


46 – The Rocketeer

THE ROCKETEER In 1938 a young air racing pilot, Cliff Secord, and his partner, Peevy, discover a secret rocket pack that enables a man to fly. They quickly become entangled in international intrigue in their attempts to keep the device away from Nazi spies and other villains, including Hollywood matinee idol Neville Sinclair. With the help of his actress girlfriend, Cliff, dubbed "The Rocketeer" by the press, embarks on a mission that could alter the course of history and make him a true...


45 – The Dark Knight

THE DARK KNIGHT With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon and DA Harvey Dent, Batman has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker suddenly throws the town into chaos, the Caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism. Alan and Craig talk about moral choices, the alignments of evil, the complete Batman on Film panel from Salt Lake Comic Con and the movie The Dark Knight on this week’s Matinee...


44 – There Will Be Blood

THERE WILL BE BLOOD Daniel Plainview’s quest for "black gold" takes him to early 20th-century California, where he becomes entrenched in a world of deception, corruption, and murder, making his fortune at the cost of his soul. Alan and Craig talk about capitalism, does Daniel love H.W., Craig’s upcoming move to California, milkshakes and the movie There Will Be Blood on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 0:57 Alan and Craig discuss how Craig's move to California will change the...


43 – Training Day

TRAINING DAY On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be. Alan and Craig discuss degrees of power, Horrorthon: H3, looking through keyholes and the movie Training Day on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:44 Alan and Craig discuss this upcoming Wednesday's (the 25th) Horrorthon: H3! 6:54 Discussion of "Training Day"...


42 – Misery

MISERY Successful romantic novelist, Paul Sheldon, his life saved by his No.1 lives to regret it. When Ann Wilkes discovers that her favorite character, Misery Chastain, has been killed off in his latest novel she'll do anything to make sure he brings her back to life. Now he must write as if his life depended on it...because it does. Alan and Craig discuss Matinee Villains month, Stephen King adaptations, fandom, movies vs books and the film Misery on this week’s Matinee Heroes!...


41 – Blade Runner

BLADE RUNNER In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Blade Runner Rick Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants - and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his very soul Alan and Craig discuss the singularity, what makes you you, recaps of Fantastic Fest films and Salt Lake Comic Con panels and the movie Blade Runner on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:56 Alan and Craig discuss 3 movies Alan saw attending Fantastic Fest as...


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