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Ep 242 - Keeper of the City

Jim Wallace joins Jon Cross in Kellogg's Diner in Brooklyn to discuss the Louis Gossett Jr. and Anthony LaPaglia starring "Keeper of the City" from veteran TV director maverick, Bobby Roth. The first ten minutes of the show is basically us moaning about life, the universe and everything and it goes steadily down hill from there. In amongst the angst and ennui we do find time to talk about the action thriller, made-for-TV movie featuring Peter Coyote - Keeper of the City - a purchase which...


Ep 241 - The War Eagles

On this highly polished, rather moist episode of the podcast, Jon Cross is joined by Professor Aloysius Fuknuckle (pronounced Fook-Noo-Klay) to discuss two war films all about eagles in which none of the feathered swine appear - Where Eagles Dare and The Eagle Has Landed. With a whole host of characters from Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Urrrreeeeee (Grandmother to Midge) and Ingrid's Pitts to My Name Is Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Twiddle Dee Two Donalds Sutherland, Jenny...


Ep 240 - Neesons on a Train - The Commuter

Jim Wallace is back in the Diner with Jon Cross after quite a while and the two hosts get back into the swing of things by taking in the latest Neeson flick, Neesons on a Train AKA The Commuter and then, afterwards, heading to The Westway Diner. There's lots of walnut pancake talk, a discussion about who becomes the next wave of actors turned B tier action stars, the lack of bagel chomping Forest Whitaker and a lot of focus on weird faces - who has them? why do they have them? how can you...


Ep 239 - Strange Days

Contributor to The After Movie Diner Website but first time podcast guest, Michael Campochiaro joins Jon Cross to talk Kathryn Bigelow's amazingly 90s look at the end of the last millenium, technology, race, police violence, the decay of society, unrequited love, bad ties and Tom Sizemore in a hippy wig, Strange Days. We talk about and disect just about every tiny little corner of this fantastic, diverse, crazy, grungy, weird, wonderful and seemingly, mostly, forgotten movie. Starring...


Ep 238 - New Year's Special - The Hackman-A-Thon

Every year, host Jon Cross is joined by Moe and Doc to discuss a series of movies or the work of one actor and make a lot of bad jokes. This year we look at a few films and the career of Gene Hackman including The French Connection, The Package and Loose Cannons. We also discuss Serpico The Mohel, Pam Grier, the disasterous year that was 2017 and answer questions from the internet! HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Ep 237 - 90s Comedies - Happy Gilmore, Ace Ventura and Austin Powers

A new guest sits down with us in the Diner this week! Alex from the Boondoggle Podcast joins Jon Cross to talk a trio of 90s comedies - Happy Gilmore, Ace Ventura and Austin Powers - and to discuss how they stack up against their 80s equivalents. Is this a battle for the ages, a really great discussion with no victor or just a question of when you were born? You'll have to listen to find out! There's also mad comedy, some weird music, listener comments and a whole ton of fun! Find...


Ep 236 - The Motern Media Christmas Special

The Diner is back! and it's Christmas! So what better way to celebrate than have the Earl of Christmas himself, Matt Farley, drop by and talk the Motern Media Christmas Special which is a surreal, independent, extravanganza masterpiece full of joy, the likes of which hasn't been seen in decades. The Motern Media Christmas special can be found here: This very festive episode also features Christmas music from Odilon Green:...


Ep 235 - NinjaVember No.2 - The Hunted & Ninja III: The Domination

Film dorks and incredible film journalists - Brad and Lisa Gullickson from the In The Mouth of Dorkness Podcast join Jon Cross to talk two more weird and wonderful ninja movies - The Hunted (1995) starring Christopher Lambert & Ninja III: The Domination (1984) starring Lucinda Dickey and, actual, famous, real-life, expert ninja Sho Kosugi. We talk about evil ninjas, ninja moustaches, the lack of Lambert's ninja ability, the over abundance of Kosugi's ninja prowess, the sexual ninja power...


Ep 234 - NinjaVember No.1 - Ninja & Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear

Moe e and Doctor Action join Jon Cross to discuss the modern day, ninja related, action classics starring Scott Adkins, Ninja & Ninja 2 directed by Isaac Florentine. Along the way we talk lots and lots of ninja talk, we review the films, we talk about the realities of being used as a ninja drug mule, we talk in silly voices, we make endless references to bathing suit areas, we talk about the heyday of action films - the 80s and 90s - and so much more!


Ep 232 - Horrotober '17 No.4 - Suspiria

In the year of its 40th Anniversary release, Jon Cross and Jim Wallace go and see the newly remastered and uncut edition of Suspiria from Dario Argento with a mad soundtrack by Goblin. Witches: what do they want? who knows! but they seem to love a bit of death, a bit of dancing and a bit of synth, guitar and percussion heavy 70s prog rock madness. Jessica Harper stars as an American exchange student at a dance school in Germany in this seminal horror work from an Italian master and so Jim...


Ep 231 - Horrotober '17 No.3 - Blood Games/The Catcher/Billy Club

Jon Cross is joined by the "Captain of the Keys" Dr. Nick Consol to discuss not one but three baseball themed horror films - Blood Games - Baseball chicks versus bearded hicks in the southern backwoods! The Catcher - Daddy issues lead to gory slasher violence in a baseball stadium after hours!! Billy Club - Bullying, daddy issues and betrayal by a girl lead to a slasher villain reeking his revenge 15 years after there was death on the little league field!!! We also discuss the mystery that...


Ep 230 - Horrotober '17 No.2 - Terror at London Bridge/Edge of Sanity/Bad Karma

Episode AKA Yank The Ripper This week it's back to some old school diner length and rambling madness as Jon Cross is joined by Moe e of No Budget Nightmares and Dee Shaw of The 3 Black Geeks to discuss a trilogy of American takes on the Jack The Ripper legend - Terror at London Bridge, starring The Hoff! Edge of Sanity with everyone's favourite sweaty, sexually repressed, murderous nut job Anthony Perkins and Bad Karma which stars queen of the 'how does she have a career' clan, Patsy...


Ep 228 - Blade Runner

Jon Cross has returned from his break in England and Paris an engaged and happy man. Jim Wallace has been sitting around waiting for him to get back so they can hunch over some more Diner grub and discuss more movies. This week they got together to watch the one-night-only IMAX screening of the final cut of Ridley Scott's renowned Sci-Fi classic, Blade Runner from 1982. Hear their thoughts on the film, their history with the film and a lot more silliness on this week's weirdly French...


Ep 227 - Atomic Blonde

Jim Wallace and Jon Cross discuss the latest action film/comic book movie Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy. Did they enjoy it? Did a modern movie finally live up to the hype? Or did Hollywood balls it all up again? They also make up a new Mike Leigh film about avocadoes, Jim makes some weird jokes about waffles and a crazy cat lady interrupts the recording briefly. Enjoy!


Ep 226 - The Dark Tower

Adrift in a Gilliam like wilderness on the lower west side of Manhattan, Battery Park City, our heroes Jim Wallace and Jon Cross take in the latest Stephen King adaptation, the long time coming, The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey . Do they find it to be a faithful adaption? a good adaption? do they like it? do they hate it? You have to listen to find out. We talk about different directors, trying to find the good, Hollywood style 80s story out of chaos, the acting,...


Ep 225 - Scarecrow (1973)

After a recent screening at the Metrograph cinema in NYC, Jon Cross and regular co-host Jim Wallace discuss the 1973 film Scarecrow starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino. They also talk about the acting, the direction, the photography, the film's influences, other similar works, the nature of male friendships and characters on film and why, sadly, there are too few female examples of the same kind of tale. Also we heavily pimp Jon's favourite soda, Boylans and munch our way through some...


Ep 224 - Musical Sequels - Grease 2 & Shock Treatment

We are back, after a summer hiatus during which we definitely did some soul searching, rum drinking and badger punching, back to make weird comedic sketches, talk movies and, hopefully, somewhere along the line, entertain you wonderful monkeys. On this, our return episode, fantastic guest and all round swell gentleman, Moeseph, joins Jon Cross to discuss musical sequels, that may actually be better than the originals: Grease 2 and "not a sequel, not a prequel but an EQUAL" to the Rocky...


Ep 223 - Storyville - A Sleazy Spader Springtime! 2: "The Sleazening" No.4

In this, the last Sleazy Spader Springtime episode, Jon Cross and co-host Jim Wallace discuss Storyville, a southern, swampy and sleazy courtroom drama starring our man James Spades and Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, written and directed by Twin Peaks co-creator, Mark Frost. We discuss plot holes, mad hairstyles, the sleaziest of Spader stares, the fact he lives in a Flake advert, the sordid photography antics of the ginger biker and more! We also answer lots of questions from Andy "The Lunnster"...


Ep 222 - The New Kids - A Sleazy Spader Springtime! 2: "The Sleazening" No.3

Jim Wallace joins Jon Cross again for their third wade through the strange and sleazy swamp of James Spader. This week they're discussing The New Kids in which Spader plays a flowery, western style blouse wearing cowboy villain in chic, grey boots and with bleached blonde surfer hair. It's most odd. He terrorises two orphaned army brats who live on their wheeling-dealing Uncle Charlie's Santa themed gas station-carnival-funfair-petting zoo until they can't take it no more and the tables...


Ep 221 - Bad Influence - A Sleazy Spader Springtime! 2: "The Sleazening" No.2

For our second week of Sleazy Spader Springtime 2: The Sleazening, Jim Wallace joins Jon Cross to talk the early 90s thriller "Bad Influence" which, along with James Spader, co-stars Rob Lowe and Billy Zane's sister. Bad Influence is an early script by David Koepp and directed by Curtis Hanson. We also answer your Spader questions, dispense useless movie trivia, dive through and splash around in the massive plot holes and discuss what sleazy momentos Spader took from the set for his...


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