Episode 90 – George Kennedy is my Copilot – Airport (1970)

On this premiere episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we're diving into one of George Kennedy's most iconic roles: chief mechanic Joseph "Joe" Patroni, from the legendary 1970 disaster film AIRPORT! We're going to talk about the movie, its legacy, George Kennedy's performance and why the hell anyone would create a George Kennedy-themed podcast.  CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 89 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – In The Soup (1992)

On this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we're looking at the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning comedy IN THE SOUP from 1992, featuring a dynamite performance from the late Seymour Cassel, small appearances from Jim Jarmusch, Sam Rockwell, Stanley Tucci and Carol Kane, and - of course - Steven Buscemi as aspiring filmmaker Adolfo Rollo! We also chat about Buscemi's recent appearance on the WTF podcast, his near-fatal barfight from years back and SO MUCH MORE. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 88 – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Live By The Fist (1993)

Convicted of a crime he didn't commit, John Merill (kickboxing champ Jerry Trimble) is sent to a brutal island prison run by the sadistic Warden Acosta (Vic Diaz!) in 1993's LIVE BY THE FIST, a straight up remake of 1991's BLOODFIST III! This one has George Takei, though! On this episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we took a close look at this Roger Corman-produced, Cirio H. Santiago-directed action film which features some pretty decent action and.. not much else! CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 87 – JodoWOWsky – Interview with Jodorowsky’s Dune director Frank Pavich

On a very special episode of JodoWOWsky we're joined by JODOROWSKY'S DUNE director Frank Pavich for a freewheeling conversation covering his first meeting with Alejandro Jodorowsky, the development of the documentary, his influence on Jodorowsky's career over the past ten years, his future projects and so much more!Read more

Episode 86 – JodoWOWsky Part 4 – Jodorowsky’s Dune (1974-1976)

Following the worldwide success of El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Alejandro Jodorowsky connected with Michel Seydoux to pursue any project he wished. The answer? An adaptation of the beloved, expansive science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. What followed was an epic collaboration involving the director and a collection of legendary collaborators (or "spiritual warriors") including Dan O'Bannon, Jean "Moebius" Girard, Chris Foss, H.R. Giger, Pink Floyd, Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, and that's just the beginning! On this episode we look at how the project developed, how it fell apart, and whether it's truly the greatest film never made. We also look at some of the criticism of the project, the adaptations of Dune that were to follow and - of course - the 2014 documentary JODOROWSKY'S DUNE that helped bring the story to the world. Read more

Episode 85 – Praising Kane – The World’s Greatest Lover (1977)

On this episode of PRAISING KANE we're back in the silent era with Carol Kane, but this time in a broad Mel Brooks-ish comedy! Gene Wilder directed, wrote and starred in 1977's THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER, a silent-era chuckler about a baker (Wilder) who travels to Hollywood in order to become the next Rudolph Valentino, despite an unfortunate collection of nervous tics. It's plenty wacky, and awfully corny, but does it hit the mark or fall flat? Listen and find out!Read more

Episode 84 – Forgotten Gems? – What Happened Was… (1994)

On Forgotten Gems we look at festival favorites that have been cast aside or fallen out of favor. On this episode we're looking at the 1994 Sundance sensation WHAT HAPPENED WAS..., which won the Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. Directed, written and starring Tom Noonan it examines one painfully awkward date between two co-workers (the other played by an amazing Karen Sillas) and the confrontations and revelations that occur throughout their evening. Spoiler alert: our two hosts have VERY differing opinions on the qualities of this movie! Check it out.Read more

Episode 83 – Wild In The Streets – Almost Human (1974)

We're getting Wild In The Streets with Umberto Lenzi's gleefully exploitative 1974 crime thriller ALMOST HUMAN (aka THE DEATH DEALER, aka Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare). Featuring a stand-out slimy performance from Tomas Milian, the film follows small-time scumbag Giulio Sacchi as he goes on a spree of murder and mayhem throughout Milan while tough cop Walter Grandi (Henry Silva) is hot on his trail. It's filled with chaos and bloodshed, but is it fascist? Let's talk about it.Read more

Episode 82 – Cinema Fantastica – Giallo (2009) & Macabre (2009)

On this episode of Cinema Fantastic (a trip to the genre film festivals around the world) we're traveling to the 2009 London Frightfest in London, England to check out two ultra-violent heavy-hitters: Dario Argento's GIALLO and The Mo Brothers' MACABRE. The tenth anniversary of Frightfest, 2009 marked a big expansion in terms of the festival, which featured plenty of unique, international offerings. Was Argento's Adrien Brody-starring thriller a return to form? Did The Mo Brothers (Killers, Headshot) succeed with their Indonesian spin on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre? Who reigns supreme? Let's find out!Read more

Episode 81 – We Do Our Own Stunts – Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978)

On a landmark episode of WE DO OUR STUNTS we continue our chronological look at the career of Jackie Chan with his first great movie: 1978's SNAKE & CRANE ARTS OF SHAOLIN! Directed by Chen Chi Hwa (who would later collaborate with Jackie on POLICE STORY), the film is about a marital arts student (played by Jackie) who is guarding "Eight Steps of the Snake and Crane", a martial arts manual. Filled with excellent choreography and a sarcastic sense of humor, we're inching ever closer to the combination of kung-fu and comedy that would turn Jackie into an international star. Check it out! Read more

Episode 80 – Eric Roberts is the Man – Just What the Doctor Ordered (2021)

It's not only the return of ERIC ROBERTS IS THE (bad word) MAN, it's also the return of the STALKED BY MY DOCTOR SERIES with 2021's JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED. A return to the heady days of the original STALKED films, this time we have Dr. Albert Beck hiding out in an abandoned house.. but not for long! We also talk at length about a newly launched Eric Roberts-related podcast that WE ARE ANGRY ABOUT, the latest Eric Roberts tweets, and SO MUCH NEWS. We're joined on our journey by musician and podcaster Mike Paulshock, who discusses his love for the STALKED series and its lead actor: ERIC ROBERTS. Time to start listening!Read more

Episode 79 – You Don’t Know Dick – The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

On YOU DON'T KNOW DICK we look at the films and TV work of the beloved character actor Dick Miller! On this episode we're joined by writer, producer and podcaster Scott Weinberg to discuss the legendary Roger Corman cheapie horror-comedy THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! We look at the history of the legendarily threadbare production, the various remakes and tributes (including the celebrated musical!), and - of course - the flower-chomping performance by Dick Miller! CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 78 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Billy Bathgate (1991)

What's Steve Buscemi up to in the 1991 star-studded gangster film bomb BILLY BATHGATE? Not much! Despite a big budget, an incredible cast (Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis and.. uh.. Loren Dean!) and Tom Stoppard handling the script, it's a lifeless and predictable slog. On this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we try to work out what went wrong, the moments we liked and, of course, we look closely at the Steve Buscemi content. CHECK IT OUT.Read more

Episode 77 – Forgotten Gems? – Maria Full of Grace (2004)

On the latest episode of FORGOTTEN GEMS? we're traveling back to 2004 to check out Joshua Marston's much lauded (particularly for its lead performance by Catalina Sandino Moreno) drug smuggling drama MARIA FULL OF GRACE. But aside from that dynamite lead, does the film hold up to our older - and somehow even MORE cynical - eyes? And does it even matter? Lots of talk about the drug war, hypocrisy, and all that good stuff. Check it out!Read more

Episode 76 – Praising Kane – Valentino (1977)

Ken Russell tackles the life of "the great lover" Rudolph Valentino in 1977's VALENTINO, an occasionally inspired bio-pic that fixates (and speculates) on the silent film star's much-discussed sexuality. On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we're looking at the film, its stars, and whether or not it's Ken Russell-y enough to deserve rediscovery. Of course we also look at the performance of the great Carol Kane as Valentino's first wife (and Fatty Arbuckle beau) Jean Acker. CHECK IT OUT.Read more

Episode 75 – Whatever Happened To Vic Diaz? – Firecracker (1981)

Billed as "the screen's first erotic kung-fu classic", FIRECRACKER stars RAW FORCE's Jillian Kesner as a butt-kicking karate expert who travels to Hong Kong (actually the Philippines) to track down her journalist sister who recently vanished. Featuring topless fight scenes, stick fighting and, of course, Vic Diaz as "Grip". Essentially a remake of TNT JACKSON (which director Cirio H. Santiago would remake again in 1992 as ANGELFIST), FIRECRACKER is extremely silly, but is it any fun? Listen to the latest episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ and find out!Read more

Episode 74 – Cinema Fantastica – Coherence (2013) & Why Don’t You Play In Hell (2013)

On this rip-roaring episode of Cinema Fantastica we're traveling to the 2014 (premiere) edition of the Chattanooga Film Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee to pit two festival favs  against each other: James Ward Byrkit's low budget sci-fi mindbender COHERENCE vs Sion Sono's epic tribute to filmmaking (and "mankind's greatest achievement") WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Which movie reigns supreme? Listen and find out!Read more

Episode 73 – Wild In The Streets – Execution Squad (1972)

On this heart-racing episode of WILD IN THE STREETS we're looking at the seminal 1972 poliziottesco film EXECUTION SQUAD (aka La polizia ringrazia)! The film takes a surprisingly balanced look at the war between cops and criminals in Italy in the early 70s, with a sympathetic police commissioner (Enrico Maria Salerno) battling both violent psychopaths, as well as a group of vigilantes (the EXECUTION SQUAD) taking vengeance into their own hands. CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 72 – We Do Our Own Stunts – To Kill With Intrigue (1977)

On this episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS, a chronological Jackie Chan podcast, Jackie is still stuck in Korea with Lo Wei who is determined to make him a star. His next attempt is 1977's TO KILL WITH INTRIGUE, an often baffling revenge film featuring Hsu Feng as a memorably sadistic villain who falls in love with Jackie's Lei Shao-feng! There's plenty of other twists and turns and both odd AND impressive martial arts. Check it out!Read more

Your Hosts

    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.

      Liam O'Donnell

      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.