Episode 23 – You Don’t Know Dick – Gremlins (1984)

On this episode of YOU DON'T KNOW DICK we're joined by Elijah Drenner, the director of the 2014 documentary THAT GUY DICK MILLER to talk about Dick Miller's life and work, and how a special feature grew into a feature length celebration of the man we all love. Then we delve into one of Dick Miller's most iconic roles: Murray Futterman in 1984's GREMLINS. It's a packed show, so TIME TO LISTEN!  Read More

Episode 22 – Eric Roberts is the Man – The Code of Cain (2016)

A Belarusian government-funded propaganda action film featuring Sally Kirkland and ERIC ROBERTS? That sort of thing is par for the course on Eric Roberts is the Man REDUX. On this episode we're joined by writer/podcaster Robert Skvarla to talk about male enhancement, smoking pot, JOKER, and 2016's THE CODE OF CAIN. All that and the latest Eric Roberts news, so why not listen? Read More

Episode 21 – Praising Kane – Carnal Knowledge (1971)

Our chronological exploration of the films of Carol Kane continues on PRAISING KANE! On this episode we're looking at Mike Nichols' controversial comedy-drama CARNAL KNOWLEDGE starring Jack Nicholson, Art Garfunkle, Candice Bergen, and Ann-Margret (and also, briefly, Carol Kane. The sexual politics of the early 70s is laid bare, but is it revealing? Or simply misogynistic? Let's talk about it!  Read More

Episode 20 – Forgotten Gems? – Scene of the Crime (1986)

While Scene of the Crime was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes it's fallen into relative obscurity in the decades since, despite starring Catherine Deneuve and being directed by the legendary André Téchiné (and co-written by Olivier Assayas!). On this episode of FORGOTTEN GEMS our hosts try to work out why films are sometimes forgotten, and whether SCENE OF THE CRIME is worthy of rediscovery. Let's check it out Read More

Episode 19 – We Do Our Own Stunts – All In The Family (1975)

Jackie Chan having SEX! Wait, come back! Yes, it's Jackie Chan's notorious "porno" film, except it's really just a silly comedy that throws a little nudity and light thrusting into the final half hour. ALL IN THE FAMILY has nothing to do with Archie Bunker, but it has a LOT to do with squabbling families, gambling, rickshaw drivers and virginity tests. There's no martial arts, but there IS a bit where Jackie Chan gets a broken sternum due to SEX! Let's check it out!  Read More

Episode 18 – Cinema Fantastica – Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) vs. Paul Is Dead (2000)

CINEMA FANTASTICA returns with a look at the 2001 Slamdance Film Festival! In this episode we pit Bong Joon-ho's debut feature BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE against the German Beatles-adoring coming of age film PAUL IS DEAD! Two very worthwhile films, but WHICH REIGNS SUPREME? Listen and let us know!  Read More

Episode 17 – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Operation C.I.A. (1965)

We're once again wondering WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? in 1965's OPERATION C.I.A., which features Burt Reynolds as Mark Andrews, an agent sent to Saigon (here played by Thailand) as the Vietnam war is heating up in order to stop an assassination. While this Bond-inspired spy film from director Christian Nyby is pretty uneventful, it features a great supporting villainous turn from Vic Diaz, and some two-fisted fun from a mustache-less Reynolds. LET'S WATCH! Read More

Episode 16 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

After the death of his mother, a young, thin, slightly gawky man in mourning suddenly finds her back from the grave with a hunger for human flesh and must keep her out-of-sight while simultaneously trying to woo his new girlfriend in a series of comedic sequences. No, it's NOT Peter Jackson's DEAD/ALIVE (aka BRAINDEAD), it's the sometimes startlingly similar ED AND HIS DEAD MOTHER from 1993, which leans a lot heavier on goofy humor and much, much, MUCH lighter on graphic violence. This one has a devoted cult around it, and stars a post-RESERVOIR DOGS Steve Buscemi, as well as Ned Beatty, an incredible John Glover and Jon Gries in supporting roles. LET'S SEE WHAT WE THOUGHT! Read More

Episode 15 – Praising Kane – Desperate Characters (1971)

On PRAISING KANE we take a chronological look through the film work of beloved actress Carol Kane! On the premiere episode we're going back to 1971 to check out Frank D. Gilroy's DESPERATE CHARACTERS starring Shirley MacLaine, Kenneth Mars and featuring an 18-year-old Carol Kane in her film debut! Co-starring New York City, which is like a whole OTHER CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE! Oh, we have fun. Join us.  Read More

Episode 14 – Eric Roberts is the Man Redux – A Karate Christmas Miracle (2019)

What better way to celebrate the life and work of actor Eric Roberts than watching a film where his performance was pasted in from a different movie entirely? That's the case with A KARATE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, which is already pretty darn confusing, and then they add in scenes from a horror movie, and then forget to have any karate in it. OOPS! Anyway, this is real bad, but thankfully we have martial arts expert (and author of the memoir OVERCAME MY AUTISM AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ANXIETY DISORDER) Sarah Kurchak joining us to break it all down in detail. IT'S A MIRACLE! Read More

Episode 13 – You Don’t Know Dick – A Bucket of Blood (1959)

If you're going to cover one of Dick Miller's most famous roles you need to have a dynamite guest on board, which is why on this episode of You Don't Know Dick we're joined by Caelum Vatnsdal - the man who literally wrote the book on Dick Miller - to talk to us about 1959's A Bucket of Blood! Along the way we discuss Winnipeg, Caelum's experience with filmmaker Guy Maddin, the eternal-ness of Walter Paisley and so much more. Come check it out.. if you dare!  Read More

Episode 12 – Forgotten Gems? – August 32nd on Earth (1998)

Before Denis Villeneuve made big Hollywood movies like ARRIVAL, BLADE RUNNER 2049 or DUNE, he cut his teeth with this odd, Quebecois film about two people looking to bang in the desert. Well, it's about a lot more than that. There's capsule hotels, and a burnt corpse and an ending you're never going to forget. But is it any good? LET'S FIND OUT!  Read More

Episode 11 – Whatever Happened To Vic Diaz? – Whiteforce (1988)

FLASH! AHH-AHHH! On this episode of Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz we jump ahead to 1988 and this Eddie Romero-directed action movie (with quite a bit of broad comedy) starring Flash Gordon himself, Sam J. Jones. It also features some absolutely horrible audio, some unique computer hacking, and lots and lots of explosions. Also, Vic Diaz shows up! Check it out.  Read More

Episode 10 – Cinema Fantastica – The Hills Have Eyes (1977) vs Alucarda (1977)

On this episode of Cinema Smorgasbord presents Cinema Fantastica we travel back to the 1977 Sitges Film Festival and two extreme, and extremely memorable, horror films that played to a jury that included Dario Argento! First up is the grimy Wes Craven family-takes-on-irradiated-cannibals film THE HILLS HAVE EYES, before we pivot to the surreal Satan-loving Nunsploitation masterpiece ALUCARDA. Best of all, you get to decide which film wins! Check out our social media and VOTE VOTE VOTE! Read More

Episode 9 – We Do Our Own Stunts – The Golden Lotus (1974)

On this episode of Cinema Smorgasbord we return to WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS: THE WORK OF JACKIE CHAN, and this time we're looking at a true oddity. Based on a legendary erotic novel from the early 1600s, this film features no martial arts, but still includes plenty of action. It's THE GOLDEN LOTUS, a Shaw Brothers production featuring lots of (uncomfortable) sex, murder, intrigue and a very young Jackie Chan in his kinda sorta first role. Read More

Episode 8 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Film House Fever (1986)

RSS: http://www.cinemasmorgasbord.com/feed/podcast/ iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/cinema-smorgasbord/id1495606055 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/36GyQpY4P9HS87wmCKkGKY?si=wfj0g2auRlagZW2Aqx8ZJQ Come follow us on Twitter or Facebook! On the second episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS?: THE CINEMA OF STEVE BUSCEMI we take a look at the... Read More

Episode 7 – Eric Roberts Is The Man Redux – Entourage (Season 5, Episode 5)

It's the long awaited return of the world's only Eric Roberts-related podcast, only this time things are a little different. In that we've slapped REDUX at the end of the title and it's no longer bi-weekly. The rest is as you know and love, and this time we're tackling a long-requested ERITFM project: Season 5, Episode 5 of the terminally bro-y TV series Entourage featuring Eric Roberts playing.. himself!  Read More

Episode 6 – Forgotten Gems? – Thumbsucker (2005)

On Cinema Smorgasbord presents Forgotten Gems? we take a look at past festival favorites that have fallen out of favor and re-litigate them. On this episode we go back to 2005's Thumbsucker, which won a Special Jury Prize at that year's Sundance and stars Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio and Keanu Reeves. Is it worth a revisit? Have a listen and decide for yourself! Read More

Episode 5 – You Don’t Know Dick – The Terror (1963)

RSS: http://www.cinemasmorgasbord.com/feed/podcast/ iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/cinema-smorgasbord/id1495606055 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/36GyQpY4P9HS87wmCKkGKY?si=wfj0g2auRlagZW2Aqx8ZJQ Come follow us on Twitter or Facebook! The great character actor Dick Miller passed away on January 30th, 2019 at the age of 90, leaving a legacy of more... Read More

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