Friday, March 30, 2018
On this episode of Hellbent, Pax and I discuss Terence Young's East-meets-Western starring Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune, and Ursula Andress.
We also have short talks about some things with long titles: Anton Treuer's book Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask and Chuck Connors in Kill Them All and Come Back Alone.
Monday, March 26, 2018
We're all about baseball, brigs, and Buster Keaton on the latest Mystery Movie Night. Dave, David, Erik, Evan, and I discuss a trio of '90s movies and what it is that connects them all.
00:01:44 - Review of Major League
00:26:45 - Review of A Few Good Men
00:44:35 - Review of Benny & Joon
01:08:00 - Guessing the Connection
Friday, March 23, 2018
Pop Culture Retrofit is a great idea for a podcast. Each episode, Christian and DiGio take a movie or TV show and imagine what it would be like in a different medium or genre. So: what if The Breakfast Club was a Disney animated movie with talking animals? Or The Da Vinci Code was a game show? Or Die Hard was more appropriate for cats? It's not just a great concept; it's hilarious.
Sometimes they have a guest and for the latest episode they let me come on and help think of ways to turn National Lampoon's Vacation into a Western. I had a blast and laughed a lot. You need to check this out.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
On the latest Greystoked, Noel, David, and I review the decade that changed Tarzan forever in the public eye. We discuss not just the wild success of MGM and Johnny Weissmuller's interpretation, but the Burroughs novels from the decade as well as imitators from Bomba to Ka-Zar.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Pax and I giggle and groan over Hal Needham's slapstick comedy starring Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Ann-Margret.
Also: a brief Lone Ranger discussion and mini-reviews of 1967's Hour of the Gun (with James Garner as Wyatt Earp) and Mighty Marvel Western featuring Rawhide Kid, Kid Slade, and Two-Gun Kid.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Last week on Nerd Lunch, Jeeg invited me, William Bruce West, and Liz Twachtman to talk about Black Panther. It was my second podcast talking about it; the first being N3rd World a couple of weeks ago. The N3rd World discussion is my initial reaction; Nerd Lunch is after I've had a chance to process it a little. I need to see the movie again though. There's so much to think about in there.
Anyway, it's always fun visiting with Jeeg and Will and it was a pleasure to meet and talk to Liz, too.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Shawn Robare joined Pax and I for another episode, this time to discuss Raquel Welch and Robert Culp in Hannie Caulder, a movie that was a big inspiration for Quentin Tarantino.
There's also some Pony Express mail about Robert Blake Westerns and in "Whatchoo Been Westernin'," we mix genres with the post-apocalyptic movie Scorched Earth and the steampunk vampire novel Blood Riders.
Friday, March 02, 2018
Mystery Movie Night | Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), 10,000 BC (2008), and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
We talk princesses, pyramids, and pecs. And stay tuned to the end for a quick, bonus discussion of Black Panther.
00:01:15 - Review of Atlantis: The Lost Empire
00:19:47 - Review of 10,000 BC
00:36:18 - Review of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
00:56:13 - Guessing the Connection