Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Hellbent for Letterbox | The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Pax, Evan Hanson, and I wrap up our Zorro double-feature with the movie that started it all, the silent classic The Mark of Zorro starring Douglas Fairbanks.

Monday, March 20, 2023

After Lunch | Thunderball (1965)

Rob, Karen Flieger, and I talk about Sean Connery's fourth adventure as James Bond in Thunderball. Lots of music discussion in this one, praise for Paula Caplan and Fiona Volpe, and awe at Largo's impressive sense of fashion.

Monday, March 13, 2023

166 | Top 10 Years Later (2013)

Pax, guest Noel Thingvall, and I (with input from Evan as well) recall our favorite films of 2013 and how we feel about them now. And we might get into some of the big stinkers of 2013 as well.

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Hellbent for Letterbox | The Mask of Zorro (1998)

Pax and I welcome back Evan Hanson to talk about the first movie of a Zorro double-feature on Hellbent. It's Martin Campbell's The Mask of Zorro, starring Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Anthony Hopkins.

Monday, March 06, 2023

After Lunch | Marvel's Year Without Superheroes

Rob, Evan, guest Jody Collins, and I imagine a reality in which Marvel Comics takes a year off from publishing superhero comics to focus on other genres. What genres should they pick? What stories should they tell? And what creators should write and draw them?

Monday, February 27, 2023

After Lunch | Bond Novels: The Man with the Golden Gun

I wrap up my series of solo episodes about Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels with his last book: The Man With the Golden Gun. Heavily influenced by the three films that had come out by then, it's a hint at the direction the series might have taken had Fleming lived long enough to write more. Whether that's a good thing or not is up for discussion.

Friday, February 24, 2023

After Lunch | After Dinner Lounge – Parrot with Fat Man

Rob, Evan, Pax, and I talk about what we've been watching and thinking about, including Willow, Velma, The Last of Us, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Ford v Ferrari, Black Adam, Gotham Knights, The Banshees of Inisherin, Pluto TV, Shrinking, how faithful adaptations should be, sleep, where we live, and planning a Sleepy Hollow trip.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Hellbent for Letterbox | McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Pax and I watch the Robert Altman revisionist classic, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie with smaller roles for Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine, and Rene Auberjonois. 

Pax also checks out Sukiyaki Western Django (2008) and I watch a couple of older films: Union Pacific (1939) and Gentle Annie (1944).

Monday, February 20, 2023

After Lunch | After Dinner Lounge – A New Thing On the Old Thing

Rob, Evan, Pax, and I talk about Marvel's Old Man characters, Martin Short's I Must Say, how to listen to movie review podcasts, malls, live action kids TV shows, John Carter of Mars, why our playlists are so awesome, the Fantastic Four, the UK’s rudest walk, epistolary books, Greek mythology, redcaps, mystery novels vs short stories, Star Trek comics, and other things we've been listening to and reading.

Friday, February 17, 2023

After Lunch | Mission: Impossible II (2000)

Michael and Rob get through John Woo's stylistic sequel, but is it really as bad as they remembered? There's guitars, slow motion, sunglasses, and doves, but also Anthony Hopkins, Thandiwe Newton, and Ving Rhames.

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