Episode 43 – We Do Our Own Stunts – Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)

Following the failure of NEW FIST OF FURY to launch the career of Jackie Chan, producer Lo Wei took another swing with the Chen Chi-Hwa-directed SHAOLIN WOODEN MEN from 1976. Featuring a story of revenge and intrigue, as well as the titular hallway of chain-operated wooden men, the film - thankfully - strays away from trying to recreate Bruce Lee's persona and we get something closer to the Jackie Chan roles that would launch him to stardom. Closer... but not quite there. Check it out!Read more

Episode 42 – Forgotten Gems? – Heat and Sunlight (1987)

On this episode of FORGOTTEN GEMS? we're looking at 1988 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner HEAT AND SUNLIGHT from director/actor Rob Nilsson! It's a completely improvised drama about a former war photographer who now finds himself tangling with complicated feelings about his current relationship and BOY does it swing widely between visually and formally inventive and absolutely tedious. Also, there's FRUITICIDE. Let's check it out!Read more

Episode 41 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987)

On HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we look at the life and career of beloved oddball character actor Steve Buscemi, and on this episode we go all the way back to 1987 and Peter Ily Huemer's neon-soaked noirish "thriller" KISS DADDY GOODNIGHT! Featuring Uma Thurman making her feature film debut, as well as forgotten Dillon sibling Paul Dillon, the movie is meandering, ugly and tedious, but manages to capture a uniquely grimy aesthetic at times. Also, STEVE BUSCEMI is in it! CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 40 – Whatever Happened To Vic Diaz? – Vampire Hookers (1978)

We're still wondering WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? and on this episode we're staying spooky.. kinda with 1978's VAMPIRE HOOKERS! Starring John Carradine as a vampire hanging out in the Philippines with a bevy of bodacious lady vampires, it's an extremely silly horror-comedy featuring an incredible theme song and Vic Diaz as a flatulent familiar. But is it any good? Let's find out!Read more

Episode 39 – Halloween Horror Special – The Beach House (2019) & Swallow (2019)

It's the Cinema Smorgasbord Halloween Horror SPECIAL, with discussions about Halloween traditions, Glen Danzig, Devil's/mischief night, razor blades in candy and SO MUCH MORE! Followed by a look at two recent horror releases: the 2019 low-budget sci-fi horror film THE BEACH HOUSE and the psychological horror of 2019's SWALLOW. CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 38 – Cinema Fantastica – The Borrower (1991) & Children of the Night (1991)

On this special SUPER SPOOKY episode of Cinema Fantastica we're going all the way back to the 1991 Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS program! This time we're looking at two somewhat forgotten horror films from the time: John McNaughton's head-swapping satire THE BORROWER takes on Tony Randel's Fangoria-produced vampire film CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT!Read more

Episode 37 – Praising Kane – Hester Street (1975)

On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we're looking at the Joan Micklin Silver's 1975 film HESTER STREET, a breakout film for Carol Kane for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. It's a tale of Jewish immigrants at the turn of the 20th century attempting to adapt to life in New York City, and you can hear Liam and Doug struggle with material well outside their regular wheelhouse! We also chat about Dick Cavett, The Princess' Bride, the Oscar curse and SO MUCH MORE! Check it out!Read more

Episode 36 – Eric Roberts is the Man – Restraining Order (1999)

It's the return of ERIC ROBERTS IS THE MAN REDUX and on this episode we're joined by returning guest film critic Matthew Monagle to talk about the 1999 Eric Roberts thriller RESTRAINING ORDER, featuring Hannes Jaenicke, Tatjana Patitz, and Dean Stockwell! We also chat about our favorite TV theme songs, erectile dysfunction, mockbusters and SO MUCH MORE! CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 35 – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Wonder Women (1973)

We continue to ask the question WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? as we look at the gonzo action/exploitation film WONDER WOMEN from 1973, featuring a very sweaty Ross Hagen, a very camp Sid Haig, a very mysterious Nancy Kwan and VIC DIAZ! Featuring cockfighting, buggy chases, mutants, KUNG FU and so much more! Read more

Episode 34 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – King of New York (1990)

We're back with another episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS?: THE CINEMA OF STEVE BUSCEMI, and this time we're talking about the ultraviolent Abel Ferrara crime film KING OF NEW YORK featuring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso and Steve Buscemi as (the briefly seen) Test Tube. What did we think? LISTEN AND FIND OUT!Read more

Episode 33 – You Don’t Know Dick – Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

It's a brand new episode of YOU DON'T KNOW DICK, where we look at the lengthy career of beloved actor Dick Miller! On this episode we're joined by writer/producer Heather Wixson (IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures) to talk about the FX-heavy horror-comedy TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT from 1995! Check it out! Read more

Episode 32 – The Films of John Singleton – Poetic Justice (1993) & Four Brothers (2005)

Our look at the filmography of John Singleton continues, starting with the 1993 romantic drama POETIC JUSTICE (with Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur), followed by the gritty action film FOUR BROTHERS from 2005. Before that, we also chat about the Singleton-directed music video for Michael Jackson's "Remember The Time"! Check it out! Read more

Episode 31 – Praising Kane – The Last Detail (1973)

On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we look at Carol Kane's performance in Hal Ashby's incredible 1973 movie THE LAST DETAIL starring Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, and Randy Quaid, Written by Robert Towne (and adapted from Darryl Ponicsan's 1969 novel), the film details two Navy lifers (Nicholson and Young) bringing an 18-year-old Seaman to a naval prison after he's caught committing a petty crime. We chat about the film, its legacy and Carol Kane brief, but essential, role. Check it out!Read more

Episode 30 – We Do Our Own Stunts – New Fist of Fury (1976)

Jackie Chan finally gets his shot at being the new Bruce Lee in Lo Wei's direct sequel to his original martial arts masterpiece FIST OF FURY. But is the oft-quoted story about Chan's failure at becoming a Chinese superman true, or is reality a bit more complex? On this episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS we examine how the plot and purpose of NEW FIST OF FURY has been a bit misrepresented, a fact compounded by a 1980 re-edit that puts Jackie Chan front and center. Let's check it out!Read more

Episode 29 – Cinema Fantastica – Soo (2007) & Epitaph (2007)

On this episode of Cinema Smorgasbord presents Cinema Fantastica we travel back to the 2008 Philadelphia Film Festival and two Korean films that played at their DANGER AFTER DARK program. We start with the brutally violent revenge drama SOO, featuring Ji Jin-hee as a mob enforcer who has to pose as his own cop twin brother to track down his brother's killer. Then we chat about EPITAPH, a Gothic anthology horror film from the Jung Brothers. WHICH FILM IS BETTER? Let us know!Read more

Episode 28 – Forgotten Gems? – Medicine For Melancholy (2008)

A triumphant return for Cinema Smorgasbord after a week hiatus, and we bring with us both tales of Liam moving his family to a new state, as well as Barry Jenkins' first feature film: the 2008 romantic-drama Medicine For Melancholy. Starring Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins, the movie traces the aftermath of a one-night-stand as two characters wander San Francisco and discuss relationships, race and gentrification. But is it a forgotten gem? Listen and find out!Read more


Liam is currently moving his family to a new state (with, presumably, the cops hot on his tail), and we planned ineffectively so didn't have an episode ready this week. Instead, we've decided to throw up one of the fine, FINE podcasts available on the Cinepunx Network: Horror Business - also featuring Liam O'Donnell as well as Justin Lore.Read more

Episode 27 – Whatever Happened To Vic Diaz? – Yamashita: The Tiger’s Treasure (2001)

On this week's Whatever Happened To Vic Diaz? we look at Vic's final film: the somewhat controversial Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure from 2001! Enjoy the exciting(?) exploits of Jobert and his grandfather as they track down trillions in gold hidden by the Japanese during WWII, while an aged Japanese general (played by Vic Diaz) is hot on their trail. Except it's much worse than that sounds! Let's check it out.Read more

Episode 26 – Praising Kane – Wedding in White (1972)

It's PRAISING KANE, and after three episodes we are ready for a film that features more than two minutes of Carol Kane on-screen. Thankfully, William Fruet's WEDDING IN WHITE delivers a strong lead performance from Kane, who is surrounded by some heavy-hitters (including Donald Pleasance)! While this Canadian drama is somewhat obscure, despite having won Best Feature Film at the 1972 Canadian Film Awards, it's really well made, affecting and often depressing as hell. LISTEN TO US TALK ABOUT IT! Read more

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