Podcaster/Writer/Artist Mike Dolce brings us his guilty pleasure this week, a little movie some of you may have heard of, called "House". This is not the Japanese horror film, but the 1985 horror/comedy featuring a turn by such 80s stalwarts as Richard Moll and George Wendt, and that's on top of the film's lead, the greatest American hero himself, William Katt. Do we think it holds up? Well, maybe you should listen in and hear for yourself.
Posters we discuss on the show can be viewed below. Enjoy!
Joining us this week is fellow podcaster, writer, artist and all-around creative type, Mike Dolce and he brings with him a couple of really disparate film choices. Something we love and respect. First off, we jump into "Charlie Wilson's War" a film about the Texas congressman who accomplished something spectacular when he figured out a way to fight a war without anyone realizing he was doing it. Based upon reality, his network of good 'ol boys and his charming demeanor proved some of his greatest assets in his quest to help the people of Afghanistan.
The few posters we discuss are below as usual. Enjoy!
In my own knowledge of cinema, it's always a little surprising when a guest brings us a movie I have honestly never even heard of before, especially when it sports a cast of this magnitude and was (almost) released in my lifetime. However, Award-winning Writer/Artist Dean Haspiel did just that with this week's episode. A little film from 1967 called "The Incident". A gritty, dark and subversive film about a NYC subway car filled with folks who just wanna get home are forced to endure a night none of them will ever forget. Give it a try, if you can track it down. It's an experience you won't soon forget.
Posters we discuss are posted below, as always. Enjoy!
Writer/Artist and all-around good guy and chooser of amazing films, Dean Haspiel returns to Cinemental, bringing with him a truly classic in every sense of the word. The dynamic stage play turned film, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" If you've never seen this one, like we hadn't, well...let's juts say you should probably listen in .
Posters ar shown below, as usual, enjoy!
Part two of our film discussion with writer/pal James Ninness takes us to a deep, dark place in American cinema history. That's right. The 80s buddy/cop dramedy. And we don;t just go in for any old one, we shoot straight to the top (or is it bottom) of the pile with the ultimate expression of this genre, "Tango & Cash"! Starring two of Hollywood's biggest stars at the time, what could possibly go wrong?
The (Very few) posters we discuss are posted below. Enjoy!
Writer and friend of the show, James Ninness returns to Cinemental bringing with him Martin Scorsese's modern crime classic, 'The Departed". A (little-known) remake of a Honk Kong film from 2002 ( Infernal Affairs - highly recommended), but does this powerhouse cast deliver the goods in a way that both pays respect to the original and stand on it's own? Check out the show to see what we think.
Posters are posted below as usual, Enjoy!
I don't wanna die!
This week we deliver part two of our discussion with comics maestro, Peter Tomasi as he brings in the subversive film, "The End". Featuring the first onscreen pairing of Burt Reynolds and Dom Deluise. Listen in to see if this largely forgotten black comedy still holds up and What we all thought about it.
Posters we discuss are posted below, as usual. Enjoy!
You know what you are!
After a week off for a little R&R, we return with a bang. Literally! Award-winning comics and screenwriter Peter Tomasi joins us to discuss the always stunning Sergio Leone western epic, "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly". Having only seen this for the first time last year, (I know, I know) I looked forward to return viewing and was not disappointed. Listen to to what else we thought about this visual juggernaut.
Posters are below for following along our "Down the Tubes" segment, as usual. Enjoy!