Episode 146 – Wild in the Streets – Madness (1980)

On a brand new episode of WILD IN THE STREETS, we're going One Step Beyond with Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro in the sleaze-filled home invasion thriller MADNESS from director Fernando Di Leo. Featuring plenty of uncomfortable nudity and most of the soundtrack to Caliber 9, MADNESS has hunky Joe terrorizing a married couple (along with the wife's seductress sister) while trying to uncover some stolen riches stashed in their fireplace. All that, a giant poster of John Travolta that looms menacingly over the proceedings. Is it any good? Listen and find out! Read more

Episode 145 – You Don’t Know Dick – Miami Vice (Season 2, Episode 19) The Fix (1986)

In 1986, Dick Miller directed an episode of the second season of the massively popular TV series MIAMI VICE called "The Fix" and on this episode of YOU DON'T KNOW DICK, we're going to watch it! Thankfully we have author and Miami Vice aficionado Sarah Kurchak joining us to walk us through the world of Crockett & Tubbs, the corrupt world in which they live, and this episode, which features guest stars Harvey Fierstein, Michael Richards, and NBA hall-of-famer Bill Russell! CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 144 – Bartel Me Something Good – Cannonball (1976)

David Carradine POPS THE CLUTCH again in Paul Bartel's follow-up to Death Race 2000, which features a cross-country race full of oddballs competing for a huge cash prize. Featuring an awesome cast of recognizable faces (Mary Woronov! Gerrit Graham! Robert Carradine! DICK MILLER! Joe Dante!) and even more awesome cameos (Martin Scorsese eating KFC with Bartel and Sylvester Stallone), it's a sometimes shaky, but always entertaining, collection of comedy, musical numbers (?) and car stunts. Find out how it all came together on this brand new episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD.Read more

Episode 143 – Praising Kane – Taxi (Season 2, Episode 17) & The Greatest Man in the World (1981)

We're DOUBLING UP on this episode of Praising Kane, which features a discussion on Carol Kane's first episode of Taxi (and some very controversial statements from Liam on 80s sitcoms), but also Ralph Rosenblum's 1981 TV adaptation of James Thurber's satirical short story THE GREATEST MAN IN THE WORLD, featuring an introduction by Henry Fonda! Not only that, but we also fit in a discussion on the recent announcement of Carol Kane joining the cast of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS! It's almost TOO MUCH, yet here it is. Enjoy. Read more

Episode 142 – Halloween Horror Special – Glorious (2022) & Speak No Evil (2022)

We're BREAKING FORMAT with another super SPOOOoooOKY Cinema Smorgasbord Halloween Special! This time around we're discussing our favorite Halloween costumes and giving some brief thoughts on some recent buzzy horror films, before jumping into spoiler-free discussions of Rebekah McKendry's GLORIOUS and Christian Tafdrup's SPEAK NO EVIL. It gets HEATED! Who cares about parties and trick-or-treating? It's time to LISTEN! Read more

Episode 141 – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Spyder (1988)

On this episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we're discussing the obscure - and unreleased in the USA - action film SPYDER from 1988 starring kickboxing champion Blake Bahner as BRAD SPYDER, a cop on the edge who travels to Hawaii to find out what happened to his beloved (and very dead) partner. If that sounds at all familiar, it's because Roger Corman bought the rights to the film and had it re-edited and released as BLACKBELT II! It's an action-packed (and very short) COBRA rip-off. LET'S TALK ABOUT IT.Read more

Episode 140 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Airheads (1994)

On HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we trace the life and career of actor Steve Buscemi, and on THIS episode we're talking about Bob Dylan's new book (with an audiobook featuring Steve Buscemi), the history of his collaborations with Adam Sandler, STEVE BUSCEMI SUPERMAN and - of course - the SNL-flavored rock comedy AIRHEADS from 1994 starring Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Michael Mckean, Michael Richards and Steve Buscemi! What did we think? LISTEN AND FIND OUT! Read more

Episode 139 – JodoWOWsky Part 9 – The Rainbow Thief (1990)

After the worldwide success of SANTA SANGRE, Jodorowsky was inundated with offers to make horror films, but he found himself more interested in - for the first time - working with a large budget and big stars. His opportunity came in the form of producer Alexander Salkind, who approached Jodo to direct his wife script for a project called THE RAINBOW THIEF, starring Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole and Christopher Lee. The result (nearly) ended Alejandro Jodorowsky's directing career, with the film barely being release before being dumped onto VHS in the US four years after its completion. But is the final result truly disaster? On this episode of JODOWOWSKY we're breaking down the complicated history and tangled legacy of THE RAINBOW THIEF and asking what the heck went wrong. We also pay tribute to the late Cristóbal Jodorowsky, and discuss Jonathan Ross's 1990 episode of his program For One Week Only devoted to Jodorowsky. Check it out! Read more

Episode 138 – We Do Our Own Stunts – Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)

On this episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS we're going back in time! Back before SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW or DRUNKEN MASTER, when Lo Wei reluctantly gave Jackie Chan permission to - finally - make the kung fu comedy he always wanted. The result was HALF A LOAF OF KUNG FU, which Lo Wei immediately shelved until the international success of Jackie's Yuen Woo-ping-directed films made him rush it into cinemas. How is it? Listen and find out!Read more

Episode 137 – George Kennedy is my Copilot – Death Ship (1980)

All aboard the DEATH SHIP! On this episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we're sailing the high seas with Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso and a boat possessed by NAZIS in the 1980 Canadian supernatural horror film DEATH SHIP! It's full of propaganda-inspired freakouts, literal blood baths and George Kennedy yelling at people. We also chat about a series of Midas commercials from the early 80s featuring Lee Van Cleef, including one where he faces off against - you guessed it - George Kennedy. ENJOY! Read more

Episode 136 – Eric Roberts is the Man – Hard Luck Love Song (2020) (/w Julie Holland)

There's been so much Eric Roberts news lately: from the recent release of Michael Flatley's BLACKBIRD, to his appearance in the trailer for Damien Chazelle's upcoming BABYLON (which will be discussed on the NEXT episode), to a recent scary encounter at the Roberts' residence, and we'll talk about it ALL with writer and Carnage Report co-host Julie Holland! After all the news we'll dig into 2020's HARD LUCK LOVE SONG, featuring Michael Dorman, Sophia Bush, Dermot Mulroney, RZA and ERIC ROBERTS! It's based on the song "Just Like Old Times" by Todd Snider, which gets us thinking about other movies based on songs and SO MUCH MORE. Check it out! Read more

Episode 135 – Forgotten Gems? – Boy Meets Girl (1984)

On the return (for the final time?) of FORGOTTEN GEMS? we're watching Denis Levant and Mireille Perrier in Leos Carax's feature debut BOY MEETS GIRL from 1984. Equal parts dark comedy, and tragic (sometimes surreal) romance, the film brings two recently jilted lovers together (eventually) despite the omnipresent distractions of tap dancing, music, pinball, and just trying to exist in your early 20s. It's stirring, odd, and captivating, but did we understand any of it? Listen and find out! Read more

Episode 134 – You Don’t Know Dick – The ‘Burbs (1989) (/w Aaron Casias)

On this episode of YOU DON'T KNOW DICK we're joined by the Hit Factory Podcast's Aaron Casias to discuss Joe Dante's beloved 1989 dark comedy THE 'BURBS, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Rick Ducommun, Carrie Fisher and - of course - Dick Miller! We discuss our history with the film, the themes explored in Joe Dante's films, whether the film's ending works, and SO MUCH MORE. Check it out!Read more

Episode 133 – Cinema Fantastica – Bad Black (2016) & Cold Hell (2017)

On this episode of Cinema Fantastica we're traveling to the 2017 Beyond Film Festival in Los Angeles, California and pitting the 2016 Ugandan action film BAD BLACK against the 2017 German-Austrian slasher COLD HELL. From the creators of the worldwide cult sensation WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX?, BAD BLACK has a similar mix of microbudget action, comedy and drama, accompanied by the ever-present commentary from a video joker, while COLD HELL pits a Turkish immigrant (an incredible Violetta Schurawlow) working as a taxi driver against a religious fanatic targeting women in Austria. Which film will reign supreme? Listen and find out! Read more

Episode 132 – Wild in the Streets – Violent City (1970)

We're getting WILD IN THE STREETS with Charles Bronson and Telly Savalas in the New Orleans-set Eurocrime classic VIOLENT CITY from 1970. The plot involves Bronson's retired assassin Jeff Heston getting revenge on those who left him for dead, including the woman he loves (played, naturally, by Jill Ireland). VIOLENT CITY features some dynamite action sequences, some terrific performances and some disturbing misogyny that left us - wait for it - conflicted. It also features a wonderful soundtrack from Ennio Morricone, that the movie takes great advantage of. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 131 – Bartel Me Something Good – Death Race 2000 (1975)

Paul Bartel POPS THE CLUTCH and brings the world the gory sci-fi satire DEATH RACE 2000 in 1975, a box office smash that remains a popular (and influential) exploitation film and a jewel in Roger Corman's New World Pictures catalogue. On this episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD we look at how the film came to be, the difficulties in filming (including David Carradine nearly being replaced by Lee Majors!), and the enduring legacy of the film. FRANKENSTEIN SCORES! Read more

Episode 130 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Pete Smalls is Dead (2010)

We're back on our Steve Buscemi bullcrap with IN THE SOUP director Alexandre Rockwell reuniting with some of the cast of the film (including Buscemi, Seymour Cassel and Carol Kane) to make the neo-noir comedy PETE SMALLS IS DEAD, which stars Peter Dinklage as an ex-screenwriter and a tremendous Mark Boone Junior as his impossibly slovenly friend. The pair head to LA to get some cash for Dinklage's stolen screenplay, while paying tribute to their recently deceased friend Pete Smalls (Tim Roth). It's overstuffed, and needlessly confusing, but has a parade of familiar faces that keeps things lively. We also chat about private detectives, Steve Buscemi's biggest box office hits and MORE. Check it out! Read more

Episode 129 – Praising Kane – The Games of Countess Dolingen (1981)

We continue our chronological look at the career of Carol Kane on PRAISING KANE with the surreal 1981 French drama THE GAMES OF COUNTESS DOLINGEN, partially based on the works of Unica Zürn (with a bit of Bram Stoker thrown in for good measure). A complex, twisting and often quite shocking film, it puzzled and intrigued our hosts who came away from it with two very different perspectives, and sparked a conversation about how much knowledge (or research) should be expected from an audience before watching a film. It's more fun that that sounds! CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 128 – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Savage (1973)

On this episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we're checking out the Phillipines-shot blaxploitation classic SAVAGE! from 1972, directed by Cirio H. Santiago and starring James Iglehart and Carol Speed! It's full of explosions, knife throwing, inconsistent facial hair and a soundtrack full of jazz flute, so you KNOW it's good. We also talk about our tricky history with the blaxploitation genre and, of course, all things Vic Diaz. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

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