We continue our discussion with Starlight Runner head honcho Jeff Gomez about another one of his faves. So, yeah...his guilty pleasure was the classic "Basket Case". If for no other reason, I can call it a "classic" as it's more than 20 years old. (I keed!) Latham and Hassan weigh in on a film they've never experienced before and I put my two cents in as well. And you have to hear why Jeff loves this film and feels it has earned it seat at the horror classic table.
So, it seems we've broken the first rule of fight club. (And technically, the second as well.) We've gone and talked about Fight Club, one of David Fincher's mid-career masterworks. Our guest, transmedia mogul and Starlight Runner CEO, Jeff Gomez demanded we do so, and we responded with a resounding "Okay!" We're always up for a dissection of a Fincher film, so it seemed a no-brainer. We also discuss a bunch of great posters made for the film's release as well as a selection of fan-made alt posters as usual on our "Down the Tubes" segment. See those posters below the player. Enjoy!
In the second half of our film discussion with comics legend Walter Simonson, we dig into a really strange, but interesting film, "Castle Keep". It's true meaning will keep you thinking about it long after you've finished it. Burt Lancaster stars as a hardnosed WW2 officer struggling to keep his men in the right mind as they await an approaching German front. Holed up in a ancient, medieval castle the men are slowly finding ways to keep themselves occupied and some of them aren't what you'd expect in this truly unique film.
Our episode this week takes us back to the new west, with our very special guest, comics legend Walter Simonson as he joins for the first of two episodes featuring a couple of films he really likes. First up, "The Professionals", a modern western with Lee Marvin and Burt Lancaster as hired guns brought in to rescue a kidnapped wife from across the Mexican border. Now, if you know me, you know I love a good western, but when you toss guys like this into the mix, well...you're bound to have a time, regardless. Listen in and see what we thought below.
Check out and follow along with our "Down the Tubes" segment with the poster images posted below for this film. Enjoy!
Friend of the show and renaissance nerd, Mike Wickliff joins us this week to dig into a couple of unique (and vaguely surreal) treats. The first film by French visualists Jeunet & Caro, "Delicatessen" and an interesting indie called "Six-String Samurai". Listen in to see if these two films are indeed a hearty meal or just a simple snack.
Poster images we discuss on the "Down the Tubes" segments are posted below. Enjoy!
Part 2 of our dive into the world of cyberpunk and all that once-future tech promised and never delivered. Once again, our guest Steve Prue picks a film close to his heart, with this very 90's actioner starring a pre-"Matrix" Keanu Reeves on the run in 2021 (Ha!)
"Down the Tubes" poster images follow below. Enjoy!
Our guest this week, photographer Steve Prue gushes profusely about his love of all things cyberpunk and the granddaddy of all cyberpunk films, the Ridley Scott sci-fi classic, "Blade Runner". We dive into the "Final Cut" version of this visual and pop culture touchstone for this week's episode, as well as a fine selection of posters in our "Down the Tubes" segment. Follow along with the images posted below. Enjoy!
Part Two of our deep dive into the Steven Spielberg summertime classic, "Jaws" with Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito. This second half contains the entire "Down the Tubes" segment and some post show chatter as well as an amazing Bill Murray story from Mike. Posters we discuss are posted below, as usual. Enjoy!