So, here's part two of our Thanksgiving Special with Deirdre Brooks as we continue with our journey through the 30 films list. We had a lot of fun doing this so we hope you enjoy it too. Again, huge Thanks to any and all who listen. We really appreciate it!
Happy Thanksgiving , everyone. We wanted to do something a little different for the holiday, so we did. I had run across this list a few months back called "30 Films, 30 days" So the idea is, there are 30 prompts, and you post a different film each day for a month...you get the idea. So we decided we'd all make a list of our 30 films and just go through them all in one show. Which ended up running almost 4 hours! We also invited Deirdre Brooks back to the show to share her list as well. So, here's part 1 of the show with Part 2 to follow ASAP. Enjoy, eat lots of food and stay safe everybody!
Posted below is the original 30 films list just in case you'd like to follow along and fill it out yourself.
Our guest, "Haywire" webseries co-creator and indie filmmaker, Scott Klein brings us the pop-culture staple 'The Warriors" as his 'guilty pleasure'. We may have some things to say about that, oh yeah, and Latham had never seen it. So, there's that. Scott's reasoning behind his love of this film is a fascinating trip, one we think you'll enjoy listening to. Lots of fun chitchat as well. Join us, won't you, as we travel 'In the City'.
Posters we discuss are posted below. Enjoy!
This week we head somewhere we've never gone before! No, not a Star Trek film. Instead our special guest, friend and indie filmmaker Scott Klein takes us down the comedic path with his film choice, "My Cousin Vinny". Now, considering I haven't seen this film since it came out and Latham had NEVER seen it, revisiting this turns out to be pretty interesting. Listen in to hear our reactions to this oft lauded comedy and see if it holds up to the years and the hype.
In the second part of our film discussion with EpicProportions owner, artist and designer Jerry Ma, we jump chop and kick our way into the wild and crazy world of the Shaw Brothers studios. We venture into the Kung-Fu classic "Crippled Avengers" or "The Return of the Deadly Venoms". We also get schooled in the process of Hong Kong filmmaking at that time and what these guys were about and how they were viewed.
Listen above to our rather entertaining discussion as Latham views his very 1st Shaw Bros. film ever!
View the posters below that we discuss on the "Down the Tubes" segment. Enjoy!
I'm not even sure what there is left to be said about "Big Trouble in Little China". This cultural touchstone of a film is brought to us today by graphic designer and artist Jerry Ma, creator of the EpicProportions brand. He brings with him a viewpoint about this movie that we've honestly never considered before and adds a new level of love for this film. Grab your six-demon bag and listen in, won't you? Should be a lot of fun!
Poster images are below as always so you can follow along with the Down the Tubes segment. Enjoy!
If you recognize the quote at the top of this page, you might have some idea of where this episode is heading. This week's guest, radio and podcast legend, John Siuntres is a man who knows how to talk, and we like him. So, when editing this weeks eps, I came to the realization there was a bunch of parts where we all just get lost in conversation and I pulled a few of these out and figured out that we could make a whole show out of this. So that's what I did. We have no real focus for this ep, OTHER than an extended tangent about whether the fact that all new Star Trek sucks or not.
A fun listen regardless and one we may revisit in the future. I really hope you guys dig it. Enjoy!
Our very special guest, podcaster (WordBalloon podcast) and Chicago radio legend, John Siuntres joins us this week with two of his favorite films. The classic 'slice-of-life' and Barry Levinson directing debut, "Diner" and one of the lesser appreciated 80's comedies, "Armed and Dangerous". Listen in as we decide what we think of these choices and have some great conversation with a guy who really knows how to talk.
BTW...this sets up a doozy of an episode on Monday, don't miss it!
Poster images are posted below for your pleasure, as always. Enjoy!
It's been a really fun ride in the month of October for Scare-A-Mental, but we all knew it would have to come to an end eventually. Well, some of us anyways. Part two of our discussion with Damien Glonek wraps up our horror movie focus with a hidden vampire gem (for us anyways). Roman Polanski's "Fearless Vampire Killers" or "Pardon Me, You're Teeth are in My Neck". There have not been many truly successful vampire comedies, and probably with good reason but if stop and listen closely to our episode, you may just be surprised at what we discover.
Poster images posted below. Enjoy!