IN part 2 of our film discussion with writer/director Darren Callahan, we dip our toes into the world of Giallo; Italian co-productions and we try and figure out the secret behind "What Have You Done to Solange?"
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Well, here we are. Day 3 of a "podcast-a-day" marathon and the final episode of our 3 part discussion of our favorite Christmas films. My turn today and I decided that we jump into the late 80s re-imagining of Dickens' holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" . Re-packaged and updated with Bill Murray as an angry , cynical TV exec who needs to learn the errors of his ways. Along the way, maybe we'll all learn a little something about the meaning of Christmas.
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Here in part two of our 2020 Christmas Special episode, Hassan tells us why "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" deserves our attentions. There are definitely things to love about this film, but unfortunately things to loathe as well. Won't you come join us by the fire for one of the hap-hap-happiest episodes we've ever done this side of the nuthouse.
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So, we start 4 straight days of new podcast uploads with the first of our Christmas Special episodes. We each picked our favorite Holiday film and we watched and discussed for the show. I doubt that anyone hasn't seen our three film choices for this, our first year doing this, but we hope you'll enjoy a quick revisit to that special place that only holiday films can take us. First up,Latham's choice is the Frank Capra (true classic) "It's a Wonderful Life" from 1946 starring the inimitable Jimmy Stewart as the everyman George Bailey who one day has just finally had too much to handle and will come to discover just how precious life can be.
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This week a we look deeply into a David Cronenberg original, actually his first commercial film with special guest Writer/Director Darren Callahan. We start at the start with this Canadian auteur who has brought us so many great films. As expected things are not always smooth sailing, regardless of the body of work. Tune in to see what we thought.
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Once upon a time this movie was on the mind of every teenage boy in America. Now, not so much. Special Guest Raymond Benson brings us his one true guilty pleasure, 1981's "Heavy Metal". The animated fantasy/scifi anthology film that tried to give us the theatrical vision of the classic graphic comics magazine.
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We welcome one of our favorite guests, Raymond Benson back to the hallowed halls of Cinemental this week, bringing with him a true film classic in every sense. Considered by most to be one of the Top10 films of all-time, Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" featuring a very early film appearance by acting legend, Max von Sydow. Listen in to see if our stunted film palates can truly appreciate this stunning looking piece of film history.
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The greatest vampire film you've never heard of? O, by the way, don't call them vampires. Guest Raheim Lloyd continues his streak of cool film choices with this early Kathryn Bigelow action/horror mash-up. Featuring a core cast straight off their shoot for Bigelow boyfriend Jim Cameron's "Aliens", Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton and Jenette Goldstein re-join forces to take a young man on the ride of his life. Lotsa killing, no extra charge. This movie just reinforces the fact that children should not be turned into creatures of the night. Nothing good ever comes of it.
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You know the drill people, assholes and elbows. Hudson! Get over here. Join us and our guest, Raheim Lloyd as we dive into the follow-up to the greatest sci-fi/horror film of all time* and second greatest sequel of all-time*, "Aliens". This (literally) action-packed chaser features Ripley's return to LV-426 and new confrontation with everyone's favorite xenomorph. Come listen in to why we think this film still holds up 35 years later.
*opinions of this writer are not the full opinion of the Cinemental team but regardless should be accepted without question.
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