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Ricardo Cortez: The Magnificent Heel

11/15/2017
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During the 1920s and 1930s, Ricardo Cortez was one of Hollywood's most versatile leading men. His best known films include D.W. Griffith's "The Sorrows of Satan," Greta Garbo's first American film "Torrent" and the original 1931 version of "The Maltese Falcon." In this episode, we celebrate the life and career of this remarkable talent with Dan Van Neste, author of the book "The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez." "The Online Movie Show" is produced at Platinum Wolfe...

Duration: 00:26:29


Danger Boys: Punks in Osaka

11/15/2017
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Nick Romi is one of the most exciting new talents in today's independent film scene. On this episode, we highlight his new feature documentary, "Danger Boys: Punks in Osaka," and learn about the challenges of shooting this Japanese-based nonfiction music production. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration: 00:18:46


The Godfather: The Greatest Film Ever Made?

11/10/2017
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I'm gonna make you an offer you can't refuse: an episode devoted to the Corleone family and their impact on movie history. Our guest on this episode is film critic Jerry Roberts, who cites "The Godfather" as his all-time fave. But is it the all-time best film? Let's talk! "The Online Movie Show" is produced at Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration: 00:34:11


When the World's Fair Changed the Movies

10/15/2017
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Many of the most significant changes in film technology and presentation did not occur in a commercial theater, but in the specialized venues of World's Fair exhibitions. On this episode, historian Charles Pappas, author of the new book "Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs, and Robot Overlords: How World's Fairs and Trade Expos Changed the World," discusses how World's Fair audiences came to experience a very different approach to film - as well as learning how live TV broadcasting got its foothold...

Duration: 00:27:29


Blake French: In The Spotlight

9/17/2017
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In this episode, our guest is up-and-coming actor Blake French, who was recently seen as Daggart the Werewolf in "Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter" (seen in the photo here) and is working in a number of studio and independent film projects. Blake discusses his multiple careers as a writer, model and a one-time Chippendales dancer. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration: 00:24:26


Jim Backus: Delicious

9/17/2017
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Jim Backus earned pop culture immortality as the voice of Mr. Magoo and as the island-stranded millionaire Thurston Howell III. But Backus was also a highly versatile actor who created memorable dramatic performances, as well as brilliantly subversive comedy recordings. On this episode, special guest film historian Paul Scrabo serves up the best of Jim Backus' long and wonderful career. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration: 00:24:48


Marion Davies: A Second Look

9/7/2017
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In this very special episode, we offer a new appreciation of the much-maligned actress Marion Davies, who is now receiving a long overdue reconsideration thanks to the re-release of three of her long-unseen silent features on DVD and Blu-ray. Film historian and composer Ben Model joins us to celebrate the beauty and talent that Marion Davies brought to the silver screen. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration: 00:25:23


Is Bob Hope Funny?

9/3/2017
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We're off on the road to laughs as the always provocative Anthony "The Kingfish" Vitamia returns for a wild, no-holds-barred debate on whether Bob Hope should be acclaimed a great comic or whether he was the source of more groans than guffaws. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration: 00:28:14


Orson Welles: The Wackiest Genius

8/31/2017
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From the artistic peaks of "Citizen Kane" and "The Magnificent Ambersons" to that infamous recording of a frozen peas commercial, Orson Welles ran the full spectrum from the sublime to the ridiculous. Often treated with scorn and ridicule by the critics during his peak years, today he is beloved for his wild and tumultuous career output. Facebook's funniest guy, Anthony "The Kingfish" Vitamia, returns to our show to talk about Orson's amazing life. This is THE ultimate Orson Welles show...

Duration: 00:24:52


Karen Allen Reigns Again!

8/31/2017
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For our first episode of our second season, we are honored to have Hollywood icon Karen Allen as our very special guest star. We will be discussing her new feature film "Year By The Sea," which opens in New York on Sept. 8. We will also explore her film directing debut with the new short "A Tree A Rock A Cloud," based on the Carson McCullers story. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios, with new episodes airing on SoundCloud every Monday.

Duration: 00:20:50


David Cornelius: From Film Critic to Filmmaker

5/17/2017
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In this episode, we visit with David Cornelius, the highly regarded online film critic who made the transition from reviewing movies to creating them with his new sci-fi comedy feature "Inhumanwich!" "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration: 00:21:58


Alan Sues: A Funny Man

5/16/2017
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In 1968, Alan Sues became a household name thanks to his wacky persona on the TV hit "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In." But he was hardly an overnight success - he enjoyed a long career on Broadway, in flims, in nightclubs and on television (including a classic "Twilight Zone" episode) before "Laugh-In" came around. On today's show, our guest is Michael Michaud, author of the new biography "Alan Sues: A Funny Man." If you recall the "Laugh-In" cut-up or you are just discovering his zany humor,...

Duration: 00:24:33


Klaus Kinski: The Maddest Genius

5/11/2017
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Klaus Kinski was a visceral force of dramatic energy, both on-screen and off-screen. In this episode, we celebrate his cinematic legacy and consider his controversial reputation with Troy Howarth, author of "Real Depravities: The Films of Klaus Kinski." This show is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

Duration: 00:24:13


Noël Ramos: The Next Big Thing?

3/29/2017
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Noël Ramos is one of the most versatile creative talents in today's indie film world, with impressive achievements on both sides of the camera. He's our pick for the next major force to arise from the indie scene. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios. And a special thank you to Kevin Macleod for the beautiful classical music selection.

Duration: 00:19:01


LGBT Cinema: Faaaaaabulous!

3/28/2017
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On this episode, we will be exploring the evolution of LGBT cinema and the film world's historic progress (and ongoing challenges) in presenting gay and lesbian characters and LGBT-themed subjects. Our guest is actor/comic/social commentator Kevin Dolan. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios. And a special thank you to Kevin Macleod for the beautiful classical music selection.

Duration: 00:25:13


Pre-Code Hollywood: The Naughty Years

3/22/2017
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Once upon a time, Hollywood was very, very naughty - violence, drugs, and sex were offered the audiences with a sinful flair! And we are celebrating the halcyon days of that raucous, ribald period with Lou Sabini, author of the upcoming book "Sex in the Cinema: The 'Pre-Code' Years (1929-1934)." "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios. And a special thank you to Kevin Macleod for the beautiful classical music selection.

Duration: 00:21:17


W.C. Fields: Yes! Yes!

3/16/2017
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W.C. Fields was the ultimate comedy anarchist: an unapologetic misanthrope who battled and bumbled his way through a hostile world. On today's show, film historian James L. Neibaur, author of the new book "The W.C. Fields Films," celebrates the life and career of this brilliant funnyman. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios. And a special thank you to Kevin Macleod for the beautiful classical music selection.

Duration: 00:28:15


Jack Nicholson: The Early Years

3/14/2017
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Everyone is familiar with Jack Nicholson's Oscar-winning and -nominated performances, as well as his icon roles in beloved cult films. But less attention is bestowed on his early screen work - and many of these films only gained belated notice after Jack's rise to superstardom. Today, we are honored to have the celebrated film historian James L. Neibaur, author of "The Essential Jack Nicholson," to discuss the star's earlier films, including his now-classic collaborations with Roger Corman...

Duration: 00:22:32


Carmine Capobianco: Underground Film Icon

3/7/2017
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Carmine Capiobianco is the beloved star of such below-the-radar/over-the-top classics as "Psychos in Love," "Galactic Gigolo," "Land of College Prophets," "Bikini Bloodbath" and "The Sins of Dracula." Most recently, he starred in Debbie Rochon's "Model Hunger" and the documentary "VHS Massacre." On today's show, Carmine discusses his illustrious career in underground cinema. "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios. And a special thank you to Kevin Macleod for the...

Duration: 00:22:22


Francis X. Bushman: King of the Movies

2/3/2017
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100 years ago, Francis X. Bushman was one of the top stars of the movie industry. Today, he is either mostly forgotten or only remembered for his least characteristic role as the villainous Messala in the 1925 version of "Ben-Hur." On this episode, film historian Lon Davis recalls Bushman's turbulent film career - which was full of amazing scandals - and his late-life comeback on TV, including appearances on "You Bet Your Life" and "Batman." "The Online Movie Show" is produced at the...

Duration: 00:29:40

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