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A movie podcast of swashbuckling and derring do!

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A movie podcast of swashbuckling and derring do!

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Episodes

A History of Violence

3/2/2024
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE When a pair of petty criminals attempt to rob his small-town diner, Tom Stall quickly and easily kills them both. In the flush of news coverage of Tom's seemingly heroic actions, a threatening stranger comes to town, fingering the unassuming family man as long-missing Philadelphia mobster Joey Cusack. To the horror of his wife and teenage son, Tom finds he has no choice but to confront his violent past. Craig, co-host Elisabeth Rappe and guest Mark Woodring talk about sex on the stairs, the lack of mature movies, Oscar predictions and the movie “A History of Violence” on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Be sure to head over to our Oscar Pick'Em group where if you beat the other Matinee Heroes you can win an official Matinee Heroes t-shirt! Show Notes 1:07 Craig, Elisabeth and guest Mark Woodring give their thoughts on who will win and who should win this year's main Oscar categories. 23:58 Craig, Elisabeth and Mark discuss "A History of Violence" 52:16 Recasting 1:11:14 Double Feature 1:16:50 Final Thoughts 1:21:29 A preview of next week's episode "Spotlight" Next week we shine a light on the importance of journalism with "Spotlight" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np249C9aGNE&ab_channel=CineworldCinemas

Duration:01:24:32

Running Scared

2/24/2024
RUNNING SCARED Craig and Alan dive into bromantic comedies, 80's cops vs present day, movies fueled only by chemistry and the movie "Running Scared" on this week's Matinee Heroes! Next week, Mature March starts with "A History of Violence". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89oWVqLOXMw&ab_channel=RottenTomatoesClassicTrailers

Duration:00:51:10

Bowfinger

2/17/2024
BOWFINGER Craig and Alan discuss loving sleezeballs, making movies, Martin & Murphy and the movie "Bowfinger" on this week's Matinee Heroes! Next week, more flashback funnies with "Running Scared." https://youtu.be/Qt2AyS-Zinw?si=9598oA1exK9e7_ut

Duration:00:41:15

Airplane!

2/10/2024
AIRPLANE! FlashBack February continues to 2022 when Alan and Craig discussed dad jokes, non-sequiturs, parental norms in the 70s and "Airplane!" on this week's Matinee Heroes! Next week, more flashback funnies with "Bowfinger" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQArw5Lu418&ab_channel=HDRetroTrailers

Duration:00:51:46

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid

2/3/2024
DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID It's FlashBack February and we go back to 2019 as Alan and Craig discuss the amazing Steve Martin, production artists and celebrate Feb-Noir-ary with this week's Matinee Heroes! Next week, more flashback fun with "Airplane!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWNBROLN8Oc&ab_channel=HDRetroTrailers

Duration:00:42:46

The Godfather Part II

1/27/2024
THE GODFATHER PART II The saga of the Corleone family continues, by contrasting Vito Corleone's rise as mafia kingpin in 1920s New York with his son Michael's expansion of the family empire as he succumbs to the temptations of power and the brutality of the life he has chosen. Craig, Alan and guest Rob Ervin talk about the tale of two movies, masterpiece sequels, what they’re looking forward to in 2024 and the movie “The Godfather Part II” on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 1:02 Craig, Alan and guest Rob Ervin celebrate a year's worth of Matinee Heroes episodes. 12:22 Craig, Alan and Rob discuss "The Godfather Part II" 44:35 Recasting 1:22:38 Double Feature 1:27:32 Final Thoughts 1:32:18 A preview of next week's episode "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" Next week we start "Flashback February" with a past Patreon episode of "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" https://youtu.be/rL_aElj93ws?si=KiktLwvBbmF3qQDV

Duration:01:34:09

Blade Runner 2049

1/20/2024
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Officer K, a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years. Craig, Alan and guest Elisabeth Rappe talk about what defines real, what is human, success of 2023 and the movie “Blade Runner 2049” on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 0:59 Craig, Alan and guest Elisabeth Rappe talk about their successes from 2023. 15:08 Craig, Alan and Elisabeth discuss "Blade Runner 2049" 39:55 Recasting 1:13:10 Double Feature 1:19:30 Final Thoughts 1:27:25 A preview of next week's episode "The Godfather: Part II" Next week we conclude a month of sequels with the masterpiece "The Godfather: Part II" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O1Iy9od7-A&ab_channel=ParamountMovies

Duration:01:30:51

Spider-Man: No Way Home

1/13/2024
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes of being a superhero. When Peter asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. Craig and guest co-host Brendan Agnew discuss proper fan service, multiverses, family trips and the movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!! Show Notes 1:08 Craig and guest co-host Brendan Agnew discuss travel plans in 2024. 8:44 Craig and Brendan discuss "Spider-Man: No Way Home" 29:08 Recasting 51:48 Double Feature 54:07 Final Thoughts 55:36 A preview of next week's episode "Blade Runner 2049" Next week we continue a month of sequels with "Blade Runner 2049" https://youtu.be/gCcx85zbxz4?si=CLKjNHji6JtYy_ZQ

Duration:00:58:03

Alien3

1/6/2024
ALIEN 3 Ellen Ripley is the only survivor when she crash lands on a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Once again, Ripley must face skepticism and the alien as it hunts down the prisoners and guards. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind, Ripley leads these men into battle against the terrifying creature. Craig, Alan and guest Mark Woodring talk about what 2024 may bring, special editions, prison planets and the movie “Alien 3” on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:59 Craig, Alan and guest Mark Woodring talk about the what 2024 may have in store for them. 9:25 Craig, Alan and Mark discuss "Alien3" 40:03 Recasting 1:01:32 Double Feature 1:04:11 Final Thoughts 1:08:30 A preview of next week's episode "Spider-Man: No Way Home" Next week we continue a month of sequels starting with "Spider-Man: No Way Home" https://youtu.be/JfVOs4VSpmA?si=5icyOnR6fdwb0UbH

Duration:01:11:30

Clue

12/30/2023
CLUE Six blackmail victims are invited to an isolated mansion by a man who knows a dark secret from each of their pasts. On arrival, each is given a pseudonym drawn from Cluedo before being introduced to the blackmailer. Each is handed a weapon, at which point the lights are switched off and the blackmailer is killed. Can the guests uncover the murderer before they all become victims? Craig, Alan and guest Cary Gordon discuss murder mysteries, the most fun films of 2023, multiple endings and the movie “Clue” on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 1:10 Craig, Alan and guest Cary Gordon talk about the movies of 2023 they had the most fun watching. 22:00 Craig, Alan and Cary discuss "Clue" 46:34 Recasting 1:08:10 Double Feature 1:14:09 Final Thoughts 1:18:28 A preview of next week's episode "Alien3" Next week we start a new year with a month of sequels starting with "Alien3" https://youtu.be/TtOBa2SMSPs?si=stjguZVOs2ZVPnc9

Duration:01:19:57

The Secret of NIHM

12/23/2023
THE SECRET OF NIHM Mrs. Brisby is a widowed mouse who must move her children out of their home in a field before the local farmer starts plowing. Unable to leave because her son is ill, Mrs. Brisby seeks the help of nearby rats, who have heightened intelligence after being the subjects of scientific experiments. She receives an unexpected gift from the elder rat, Nicodemus but Mrs. Brisby is soon caught in a conflict among the rats, jeopardizing her mission to save her family. Craig, Alan and guest Rob Ervin talk dark animation, Craig’s exclusive interview with Don Bluth, breaking away from Disney and the movie “The Secret of NIHM” on this holiday edition of Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 1:11 Craig, Alan and guest Rob Ervin discuss meeting Don Bluth and his legacy. 9:12 Craig, Alan and Rob discuss "The Secret of NIHM" 34:06 Recasting 46:55 Double Feature 51:31 Final Thoughts 57:35 Craig's exclusive interview with Don Bluth recorded live at FanX 2023 in Salt Lake City. 1:44:41 A preview of next week's episode "Clue: The Movie" Next week we end the year on a mystery with a fan favorite "Clue: The Movie" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEXdWfsKZ1k

Duration:01:46:19

The Neverending Story

12/16/2023
THE NEVERENDING STORY On his way to school, Bastian ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a book called "The Neverending Story," Bastian begins reading the novel about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by "The Nothing," a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book, he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him to survive. Craig and guest co-host Brendan Agnew talk about kid movie influences, nihilism in children’s tales, horse trauma and the movie “The Neverending Story” on this week's Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 1:24 Craig and guest co-host Brendan Agnew talk about movies they grew up with. 10:29 Craig and Brendan discuss "The Neverending Story" 31:39 Double Feature 36:06 Final Thoughts 39:45 A preview of next week's episode "The Secret of NIHM" The 80's kids movies continue with a special FanX panel with Craig and Don Bluth, creator of "Secret of NIHM" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4xHs01SUA4&ab_channel=MGM

Duration:00:42:20

The Goonies

12/9/2023
THE GOONIES With brothers Mikey and Brand's house slated for demolition by greedy land developers, the boys decide their only hope lies in finding a long-lost treasure. They uncover a treasure map and with their friends descend to a subterranean sea and an abandoned galleon looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure. Craig, guest co-hosts Elisabeth Rappe and Billy Donnelly talk about that friend with a pool, kids who save the day, films we grew up with and the movie “the Goonies” on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 1:14 Craig and guest co-hosts Elisabeth Rappe and Billy Donnelly talk about movies they grew up with 15:37 Craig Elisabeth and Billy discuss "The Goonies" 51:27 Double Feature 1:06:04 Final Thoughts 1:18:29 A preview of next week's episode "The Neverending Story" The 80's kids movies continue next week with "The Neverending Story" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN02NqddSCk&ab_channel=WarnerBros.

Duration:01:20:07

The Last Starfighter

12/2/2023
THE LAST STARFIGHTER After finally achieving the high score on Starfighter, his favorite arcade game, everyday teenager Alex Rogan meets the game's designer, Centauri who reveals that he created the game as a training ground for developing and recruiting actual pilots to help fight a war in space. Whisked away from the banality of his trailer park life to a distant alien planet, Alex struggles to use his video game-playing skills to pilot a real ship, with real lives at stake. Craig and guest Co-Host Rob Ervin talk about 80s nostalgia, musical adaptations, life in moderation and the movie ‘The Last Starfighter” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!! Show Notes 1:14 Craig and guest co-host Rob Ervin of the Clubhouse Podcast talk about their recent moderating duties. 11:04 Craig and Rob discuss "The Last Starfighter" 38:25 Recasting 50:30 Double Feature 53:32 Final Thoughts 56:36 A preview of next week's episode "The Goonies" The 80's kids movies continue next week with "The Goonies" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaM2vMbY4_Y&ab_channel=Amblin

Duration:00:59:32

JFK

11/25/2023
JFK New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison launches a controversial investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Challenging the official "single assassin" and "magic bullet" theories that have long haunted the nation, Garrison becomes suspicious of the official explanation and delves into a web of conspiracy theories, uncovering alleged government involvement and cover-ups. Craig and Alan talk about why people believe conspiracy theories, the difficulty of cover-ups, the 60th anniversary of a tragedy and the movie “JFK” on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 1:08 Craig and Alan talk conspiracy theories and why people believe them. 10:42 Craig and Alan discuss "JFK" 35:10 Recasting 1:06:19 Double Feature 1:10:48 Final Thoughts 1:18:32 A preview of next week's episode "The Last Starfighter" Next week we have a whole month of 80's kids movies starting with a classic sci-fi adventure "The Last Starfighter" https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=UwZ-kdHgTi8&ab_channel=RottenTomatoesClassicTrailers

Duration:01:21:26

Captain Marvel

11/11/2023
CAPTAIN MARVEL Alan and Craig discuss if Captain Marvel is "for them", Alan's experience with ScreenX and 4DX and the movie "Captain Marvel" on this week's Matinee Heroes!'' Next week, we remember the 60th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination with Oliver Stone's classic "JFK"

Duration:00:40:02

The Ghost and The Darkness

11/4/2023
THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions. Craig, guest co-host Brendan Agnew and Elisabeth Rappe discuss scary animals, the story of the Tsavo man-eaters, old school movies and the movie “The Ghost and the Darkness” On this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:58 Craig, Brendan Agnew and Elisabeth Rappe talk about animals that scare them. 9:23 Craig, Brendan and Elizabeth discuss "The Ghost and The Darkness" 40:57 Recasting 1:06:44 Double Feature 1:11:48 Final Thoughts 1:18:45 A preview of next week's episode "Captain Marvel" Next week we get excited for the release of "The Marvels" with a past patreon episode of "Captain Marvel"

Duration:01:20:58

An American Werewolf in London

10/28/2023
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON David Kessler and Jack Goodman arrive in Northern England for a walking tour. One night, a beast attacks them, killing Jack. Three weeks later David awakens to a new nightmare: Jack, who was killed, returns to warn David that a werewolf was their assailant - and that David has become the last of their werewolves! Craig, Alan and guest Rob Saucedo talk graphic novels, peanut butter powers, Where Wolf and the movie “An American Werewolf in London” On this week’s matinee Villains!! Show Notes 1:20 Craig and Alan talk with guest Rob Saucedo about his new graphic novel "Where Wolf" available in bookstores everywhere! 10:34 Craig, Alan and Rob discuss "An American Werewolf in London" 39:29 Recasting 54:14 Double Feature 58:05 Final Thoughts 1:04:52 A preview of next week's episode "The Ghost and the Darkness" Next week we talk about animals that want to eat us when we revisit "The Ghost and the Darkness" https://youtu.be/jGsiY-2CkPU?si=-eEqSRl_5Hs2RAFW

Duration:00:55:25

BLOW OUT

10/21/2023
BLOW OUT While recording sound effects for a slasher flick, Jack Terri stumbles upon a real-life horror: a car careening off a bridge and into a river. Jack jumps into the water and fishes out Sally from the car, but the other passenger is already dead -- a governor intending to run for president. As Jack does some investigating of his tapes, and starts a perilous romance with Sally, he enters a tangled web of conspiracy that might leave him dead. Craig, Alan and guest Brendan Agnew discuss dour endings, sleazy Travolta, Brendan’s new podcast Make Me Watch It and the movie “Blow Out” on this week’s Matinee Villains! Show Notes 1:20 Craig and Alan talk with guest Brendan Agnew about his new podcast with another Brendan called Make Me Watch It! 10:34 Craig, Alan and Brendan discuss "Good Will Hunting" 39:29 Recasting 54:14 Double Feature 58:05 Final Thoughts 1:04:52 A preview of next week's episode "An American Werewolf in London" Next week we wrap up another villainous month with guest Robert Saucedo and "An American Werewolf in London"

Duration:01:07:50

Creepshow

10/14/2023
CREEPSHOW Two horror masters - writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero - conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic '50s horror comics. A murdered man emerges from the grave. A meteor's ooze makes everything ... grow. A professor selects his wife as a snack. A scheming husband plants two lovers up to their necks in terror. While A malevolent millionaire with an insect phobia becomes the prey of a cockroach army. Craig and Alan talk villains of 2023, anthologies, multiple recasts and the movie “Creepshow” on this week’s Matinee Villains! Show Notes 1:29 Craig and Alan talk about some of the villains of 2023 movies. 8:54 Craig and Alan discuss "Creepshow" 48:24 Double Feature 52:28 Final Thoughts 55:25 A preview of next week's episode "Blow Out" Next week we see an all time villain actor John Lithgow in one of his first villainous performances in "Blow Out"

Duration:00:57:20