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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 charity...

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

35 – Rob Roy

ROB ROY Highland farmer and clan leader Rob Roy MacGregor is forced to borrow money from the duplicitous aristocrat Marquis of Montrose to help his clan survive a harsh winter. When the Marquis vile henchman schemes to dishonor MacGregor and his wife and take the money for himself, the rugged Highlander must take courageous action to preserve his integrity. Alan and Craig discuss being trapped by one’s honor, dueling dandies, Alan’s upcoming Alamo Drafthouse post-apocalyptic mystery movie...

Duration: 00:42:48

34 – The Mosquito Coast

THE MOSQUITO COAST Embittered by the blighted landscape of the contemporary United States, inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the jungle, hoping to cast off materialism and conformity to rediscover a purer life. But his utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead the family toward unimaginable danger. Alan and Craig celebrate Craig’s birthday by discussing ego, misguided genius, a preview of The Salt Lake Comic Con and the movie The Mosquito Coast! Show Notes...

Duration: 00:54:47

33 – JAWS

JAWS When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police, a young marine biologist and a grizzled shark hunter embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Alan and Craig discuss failure, overcoming adversity, science vs faith the movies Dunkirk, Detroit and Wind River all while discussing one of the greatest movies of all time, JAWS on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 1:13 Alan and...

Duration: 01:04:04

32 – Miller’s Crossing

MILLER'S CROSSING When gangsters begin to feud over a bookie during Prohibition, one man tries to keep the peace and finds himself caught in the middle of a war of shifting allegiances. Alan and Craig discuss astrological signs, what a shmata is, spiritual debt, and celebrate Alan's birthday on August 8th with the movie Miller’s Crossing on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:59 Alan and Craig talk about their mutual birthday month and how the have picked special movies for the...

Duration: 00:52:22

31 – The Bridge on the River Kwai

THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI After settling his differences with a Japanese POW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. Alan and Craig discuss the great Alec Guinness, misguided heroics, the perils of pride and the movie masterpiece The Bridge on the River Kwai on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:49 An update on various upcoming events! Including...

Duration: 00:57:22

30 – Empire of the Sun

EMPIRE OF THE SUN A spoiled young British boy’s privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, he attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him. Alan and Craig talk about privilege, millennials, Steven Spielberg and the movie Empire...

Duration: 00:49:27

29 – The Planet of the Apes Trilogy

PLANET OF THE APES Born in a research lab, raised by humans, and banished to an animal rescue ranch after he attacks a neighbor, a super-intelligent "alpha male" chimp named Caesar leads fellow apes in a rebellion. The growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war. Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by...

Duration: 01:02:02

Episode 28 – Spider-Man 2

SPIDER-MAN 2 Peter Parker gives up his crime-fighting identity of Spider-Man in a desperate attempt to return to ordinary life and keep the love of MJ. But a ruthless, terrifying new villain, the multi-tentacled Doc Ock, forces Peter to swing back into action to save everything he holds dear. Alan and Craig discuss Ugly Baby Syndrome, which actor is the best Peter Parker, a review of Spider-Man: Homecoming and the movie Spider-Man 2 on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 1:03 A review...

Duration: 01:06:22

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