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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 annual...

Duration: 00:59:51

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...

Duration: 00:59:09

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"...

Duration: 00:52:54

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...

Duration: 00:58:49

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...

Duration: 00:46:37

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...

Duration: 00:47:53

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...

Duration: 00:54:37

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...

Duration: 00:50:30

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...

Duration: 00:49:34

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...

Duration: 00:42:03

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...

Duration: 01:29:17

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...

Duration: 00:52:21

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"...

Duration: 00:45:02

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!...

Duration: 02:02:15

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...

Duration: 01:07:51

40 – Children of Men

CHILDREN OF MEN When infertility threatens mankind with extinction and the last child born has perished, a disillusioned bureaucrat becomes the unlikely champion in the fight for the survival of Earth's population; He must face down his own demons and protect the planet's last remaining hope from danger. Alan and Craig discuss hopefulness vs. hopelessness, Fantastic Fest, adult science fiction and the movie Children of men on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 1:10 Alan and Craig...

Duration: 00:59:56

39 – The Right Stuff

THE RIGHT STUFF In the middle of the 20th century, America pondered its future - and looked to the skies. This is the thrilling epic of intrepid test pilot Chuck Yeager and the seven pioneering astronauts of the Project Mercury space program. It’s the soaring story of training and heroism; and of sudden fame for which there is no training. Alan and Craig discuss competition, heroics, Horrorthon: H3 and the classic story of space exploration while discussing The Right Stuff on this week’s...

Duration: 00:54:37

38 – Road to Perdition

ROAD TO PERDITION A quiet hit man Michael Sullivan who is duty bound to Mafia boss John Rooney leads Rooney's jealous son, Connor to orchestrate a tragic series of events that results in Sullivan on the run with his 12-year-old son, Michael Jr. Soon an unscrupulous crime photographer/assassin named Maguire is sent after them both, and Sullivan must decide on a course of action as his son comes to terms with his father's violent way of life. Alan and Craig talk about the baggage of Tom...

Duration: 00:49:22

37 – Time Bandits

TIME BANDITS A young boy named Kevin escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. Armed with a map stolen from the supreme being, they plunder treasure from napoleon to Agamemnon, but an evil genius is watching their every move! Alan and Craig discuss evil as the hero, Apple vs Microsoft, D&D alignments, Matinee Villains month and the movie Time Bandits on this week’s matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:59 Alan and Craig ask for suggestion for October's theme:...

Duration: 00:48:07

36 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND In the night skies near his Indiana home, power repairman Roy Neary experiences something out of this world. His close encounter sets into action an amazing chain of events that leads to contact with the benevolent aliens and their Mothership. Alan and Craig discuss dysfunctional homes, would they stay or would they go, a preview of Alan's post-apocalyptic mystery movie marathon at the Drafthouse and the movie Close Encounters of the Third kind on this...

Duration: 00:55:26

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