Episode 118 – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Too Hot to Handle (1977)

On this episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we're checking out the 1977 sleazy action film TOO HOT TO HANDLE which features softcore queen Cheri Caffaro as hitwoman Samatha Fox who travels to - surprise! - the Phillipines to take out four criminals while simultaneously falling for the cop (Aharon Ipalé) who is hot on her trail. We're also talking about EROTICA, 90s softcore porn and - of course - all things VIC DIAZ! Check it out! Read more

Episode 117 – George Kennedy is my Copilot – Radioactive Dreams (1985)

Phillip Hammer (John Stockwell) and Marlowe Chandler (Michael Dudikoff) are a couple of goofs who find themselves wandering a strange new post-apocalyptic world after spending 15 years in a bomb shelter in Albert Pyun's wild, new wave-y action comedy RADIOACTIVE DREAMS!  Featuring a pounding soundtrack, lizard people, swearing kids, and - of course - the great George Kennedy, it's our main topic on this episode of George Kennedy is my Copilot which also features digressionsRead more

Episode 116 – Wild in the Streets – Street Law (1974)

We're getting Wild in the Streets with Franco Nero in Enzo G. Castellari's 1975 revenge thriller STREET LAW! Starring Nero as an engineer who finds his safety (and masculinity) threatened by a post office robbery and decides to take the (street) law into his own hands. Badly! More nuanced than one might expect, and featuring a rocking soundtrack, there's still plenty of action and - of course - explicit violence. Check it out! Read more

Episode 115 – We Do Our Own Stunts – Drunken Master (1978)

It took 12 episodes to get here, but after the box-office success of SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW, Jackie Chan suddenly finds himself a bankable martial arts star. So why not do it all again, only better? DRUNKEN MASTER reunites Jackie with basically everyone who worked on the previous film, including producer Ng See-yuen, director Yuen Woo-ping, and stars Hwang Jang-lee, Dean Shek and Simon Yuen, and the result isa global smash that launched Jackie's career and set both a pattern for the next stage of his career, as well as provided material for dozens of rip-offs, tributes and sequels. Join us on the latest episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS where we discuss Jackie's recent birthday, the death of Jimmy Wang Yu, and talk all about 1978's DRUNKEN MASTER. Check it out!Read more

Episode 114 – Eric Roberts is the Man – The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 (2022)

You asked for it, you got it! The big Eric Roberts news thus far in 2022 has been his role on the second season of the critically acclaimed HBO comedy The Righteous Gemstones, so it's time to talk about it on this brand new episode of ERIC ROBERTS IS THE MAN.  For such a, um, righteous endeavor, we needed a terrific guest, and who better than Shock Cinema and Cinema Sewer contributor Michael Sullivan to talk about the show, the Academy Awards, Kevin Sorbo, the price of Cameos and all the latest Eric Roberts news. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 113 – You Don’t Know Dick – Moving Violation (1976) (/w The New World Pictures Podcast)

It's the RETURN of YOU DON'T KNOW DICK, the world's greatest Dick Miller-themed podcast! On this episode we're joined by the crew from The New World Pictures Podcast to discuss the slam, bang, smash-em-up chase movie MOVING VIOLATION from 1976, starring Stephen McHattie and Kay Lenz as a couple on the run after witnessing a murder by a local sheriff. We discuss our favorite New World films, our love of automobiles and all things DICK MILLER. Check it out!Read more

Episode 112 – Praising Kane – When a Stranger Calls (1979)

"Have you checked on the children?" On this episode of PRAISING KANE we continue our chronological look at the career of the wonderful Carol Kane with the 1979 thriller WHEN A STRANGER CALLS. Best known for its incredibly tense first twenty minutes, the film takes some unexpected - and odd - twists and turns, with a private investigator played by Charles Durning on the heels of a serial killer. We also look at all the latest Carol Kane news, and have a promising update about our next episode! Check it out.Read more

Episode 111 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Desperado (1995)

On this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we're looking at all the latest and greatest Steve Buscemi news, including his recent modeling work, and his appearance in a BIG LEBOWSKi-themed commercial during the BIG game this year. Then we jump into a discussion Robert Rodriguez's action epic DESPERADO, featuring Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. We discuss our complicated feelings on Rodriguez as a director, the acting career of Quentin Tarantino, the John Woo-inspired action scenes and SO MUCH MORE. So check it out! Read more

Episode 110 – Cinema Fantastica – The Windmill Massacre (2016) & Dog Eat Dog (2016)

On this episode of Cinema Fantastica we're going all the way to Melbourne, Australia and the 2016 edition of the Monster Fest film festival which featured the Amsterdam-set supernatural slasher film THE WINDMILL MASSACRE and Paul Schrader's unhinged crime film DOG EAT DOG. Our two hosts make their case for the superiority of their film of choice, but which will reign supreme? And what was up with DOG EAT DOG's ending and the Bogart impression? We also investigate the festival, its history and some other films that played in the 2016 edition. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 109 – Bartel Me Something Good – The Secret Cinema (1966)

On BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD, host Adrianna Gober is looking semi-chronologically at the life and career of director/writer/actor Paul Bartel, along with regular Cinema Smorgasbord hosts Liam and Doug! On this premiere episode we're looking at Bartel's short film THE SECRET CINEMA from 1966, as well as his own remake of the film as an episode of the Steven Spielberg produced TV anthology series AMAZING STORIES. An incredibly prescient work, both versions of the story reflect both the time they were made and - improbably - the rise of social media, reality television, and voyeurism, and we're going to talk about it ALL. Check it out! Read more

Episode 108 – JodoWOWsky Part 6 – Tusk (1980)

Despite his increasing success with comics, Jodorowsky was still reeling from the failure of his Dune project when he decided to adapt Reginald Campbell's "Poo Lorn of the Elephants" into the disastrous 1980 film TUSK. Disowned by the director (“Don’t see Tusk. I bury the film.”) and nearly impossible to track down in a watchable form, the movie remains an enigma in Alejandro Jodorowsky's career. On this episode of JodoWOWsky, we look at how TUSK came about, whether it's the disaster so often reported, whether a better film might be hiding inside the original elements, and how the heck the whole thing fell apart. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 107 – George Kennedy is my Copilot – The Human Factor (1975)

On this pulse pounding episode of George Kennedy is my Copilot we're looking at the techno-thriller/Death Wish knockoff THE HUMAN FACTOR from 1975 featuring George Kennedy mowing down the left-wing terrorists who murdered his family. With a score by Ennio Morricone, a supermarket massacre, some top-notch wailing from GK and - of course - Shakidu, the movie really does have it all. But is it any good? Let's find out! Read more

Episode 106 – Wild in the Streets – Contraband (1980)

We're getting WILD IN THE STREETS with Lucio Fulci's sole eurocrime effort CONTRABAND from 1980, featuring Fabio Testi as a boat smuggler who finds himself at the mercy of Marcel Bozzuffi's Il Marsigliese with - SURPRISE - violent consequences! Featuring plenty of trademark gore, particularly in the blood-soaked climax, as well as a funky Fabio Frizzi score and Sergio Salvati photography, it's a Fulci film through-and-through.. for better or for worse. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 105 – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Beyond Atlantis (1973)

On the latest episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we're going BEYOND ATLANTIS with Eddie Romero's odd (sorta) undersea riff on The Treasure of the Sierra Madre featuring bug eyed Atlanteans, John Wayne's kid, the great Sid Haig and - of course - VIC DIAZ! Along the way we talk about colonialism, Vietnam, go deep on Haig's career and SO MUCH MORE. Check it out!Read more

Episode 104 – We Do Our Own Stunts – Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)

Over 10 episodes of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS we've seen Jackie Chan struggle for respectability and recognition in martial arts films. There have been high and low points, but we always knew his launch to stardom was coming.. and now here it is! On this episode we're looking at Yuen Woo-ping's SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW, the film that was Jackie's first step towards international stardom. But how did it come about? We look at how Jackie was leant to Seasonal Films, his first meeting with producer Ng See-yuen, his history with Yuen Woo-ping's family and plenty more. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 103 – Eric Roberts is the Man – Rock Story (2015)

We love to ROCK on Eric Roberts is the (CENSORED) Man, so we were awfully excited to check out 2015's ROCK STORY which is all about a lawyer who dreams about becoming a rock star. It also features Three's Company's Joyce DeWitt, Gilbert Gottfried, murder, awful (awful) music, patriotism, and - of course - Eric Roberts as sleazy agent Andy Granite. We're joined on this episode by Splathouse's Mike Delaney, and we chat about the craft of acting, parenting styles, dancing with the stars and SO MUCH MORE. CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 102 – Praising Kane – The Muppet Movie (1979)

On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we're looking at the beloved family film THE MUPPET MOVIE from 1979 featuring - of course - The Muppets! We go deep into our own history with Jim Henson's creations, get weepy when talking about the movie (and its incredible soundtrack) and discuss Carol Kane's performance as Myth! CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 101 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Big Fish (2003)

We crack the Steve Buscemi universe WIDE OPEN on the latest episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? This time we're talking about Tim Burton's 2003 fantasy-drama BIG FISH, which made a lot of people cry at the time (we've also cried at a lot of his films since then, for other reasons). We also talk about Steve Buscemi receiving the keys to New York City, dressing as his 30 Rock character on Halloween and SO MUCH MORE! Check it out! Read more

Episode 100 – George Kennedy is my Copilot – Brain Dead (1990)

On this very special 100th episode of Cinema Smorgasbord we kick off 2022 with the wonderful Sarah Jane to look at another George Kennedy classic on GEORGE KENNEDY IS OUR COPILOT. This time we're looking at the mind-bending horror of Adam Simon's BRAIN DEAD. Penned by the late Charles Beaumont, the film features both Bill Pullman AND Bill Paxton, with the former having to question his reality after an accident leaves him with potential brain damage! We also discuss the rise and fall of Breath Asure, celebrity pitchmen, face blindness and - of course - all things George Kennedy. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

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    Doug Tilley

    Co-host of the No-Budget Nightmares and The Flight Stuff podcasts, as well as former co-host of Eric Roberts is the Fu**ing Man. He likes movies and stuff.

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      Founder of Cinepunx.com and co-host of the Cinepunx and Horror Business podcasts, as well as former co-host of Eric Roberts is the Fu**ing Man.