Episode 208 – JodoWOWsky Part 14 – The Technopriests (1998-2006)

It's the long awaited return of JodoWOWsky and on this episode we're headed back to the comic book Jodoverse with the eight-volume Incal spin-off THE TECHNOPRIESTS, originally published from 1998 until 2006. Written by Jodorowsky with art from the immortal Zoran Janjetov, with color from Fred Beltran it follows the journey of Albino, the Supreme Technopriest, and his journey through the Technopriest hierarchy which - surprise - becomes a galaxy-spanning epic of mind-melting proportions. We also with Alejandro Jodorowsky a very happy 95th birthday and take a look at all the latest Jodorowsky news. JOIN US! Read more

Episode 207 – Bartel Me Something Good – Scenes From The Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)

This is more like it! Bartel Me Something Good returns with Paul Bartel's end-of-the-80s satirical sex comedy triumph SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS, featuring an all-star cast witnessing - and participating in - all sorts of bad taste fun. Jacqueline Bisset, Mary Woronov, Ray Sharkey, Robert Beltran, Ed Begley Jr., Wallace Shawn and Bartel himself chew up the scenery - and some wonderful dialogue from writer Bruce Wagner - while indulging in the best and worst of Reagan-era debauchery. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 206 – Praising Kane – Over The Brooklyn Bridge (1984)

For our first episode of Praising Kane (the world's finest Carol Kane-related podcast) of 2024 we're DOUBLING UP, first with an episode of Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre from 1984 adapting SLEEPING BEAUTY with an all-star cast including Christopher Reeve, Beverly D'Angelo, Bernadette Peters and - of course - Carol Kane! We then get into our feature OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, an early film from Cannon Films directed by Menahem Golan and starring Elliott Gould and Margaux Hemingway. Carol Kane plays a demure Jewish teacher with a WILD SIDE. We also chat about the recent Sundance premiere of Kane's new film BETWEEN THE TEMPLES. HOORAY! Read more

Episode 205 – Cinema Smorgasbord Sells Out – Barbie (2023)

On this INAUGURAL episode of CINEMA SMORGASBORD SELLS OUT we're getting mainstream as HELL as we dig into the most zeitgeisty film of 2023, Greta Gerwig's colorful box office smash BARBIE! No more obscure Filipino exploitation movies or Jodorowsky rarities, we're talking about something everyone has seen for once and - damn it - we're gonna enjoy it. We touch on our personal history with Barbie dolls (and Barbie media), whether Barbie works as a children's film, how we get enjoyment out of films that anger the "right" people and SO MUCH MORE. Listen, friends!Read more

Episode 204 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Vibes (1988)

HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? (the world's finest Steve Buscemi-themed podcast) returns with its first episode of 2024 with a surprising early Buscemi role in the 1988 psychic-themed comedic adventure film VIBES starring Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum and Peter Falk! It's weird as hell! We also chat about Steve Buscemi's recent birthday, listening to terrestrial radio, Bad Bunny (and his music video for "Baticano" starring Steve Buscemi), the recent cancellation of MIRACLE WORKERS and SO MUCH MORE. Listen and tell your friends! Read more

Episode 203 – Further Reeding – The System (1964)

New year, new episode of FURTHER REEDING, a podcast all about the life and career of actor Oliver Reed! On this episode we're joining Reed and all his seaside buddies as they take in (and take out) the tourist trade in 1964's THE SYSTEM (also known by the confusingly titled THE GIRL-GETTERS in the US). Directed by regular Reed collaborator (and notorious scumbag) Michael Winner, it's a fascinatingly layered drama with a star making performance from Reed in the lead. BUT IS IT ANY GOOD? Listen and find out! Read more

Episode 202 – The Cinema Smorgasbord Holiday Special – Tokyo Godfathers (2003) & The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)

It's the Cinema Smorgasbord HOLIDAY SPECIAL (with a touch of Cinema Fantastica) where we're once again traveling to the 2021 edition of the Weihnachtsfilmfestival (Christmas Film Festival) in Berlin, Germany where we're checking out 2003's TOKYO GODFATHERS and THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW from 2020. Enjoy and we'll be back in the new year, jerks! Read more

Episode 201 – Wild in the Streets – Killer Cop (1975)

On this episode of WILD IN THE STREETS, oddball cop Rolandi (Claudio Cassinelli) is trying to track down those responsible for a fatal hotel bombing but finds himself in the midst of a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top. It's the politically charged poliziottesco-crime film KILLER COP from 1975, directed by Luciano Ercoli (best known for his 1970s gialli like DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS) and starring Cassinelli, Arthur Kennedy (as a well-meaning judge assigned to the case), Franco Fabrizi, and Bruno Zanin. While not as action packed as some of the Eurocrime classics we've covered thus far, it still has its share of gunplay and suspense - even if it doesn't quite live up to its title. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 200 – 200th Episode Celebration – Real Genius (1985) & Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

It's the 200th episode of Cinema Smorgasbord, a podcast devoted to obsessively examining the careers of underloved and underappreciated actors and directors. Since we started in 2020 we've created over a dozen sub-podcasts devoted to such diverse topics as the careers of Paul Bartel (Bartel Me Something Good), Dick Miller (You Don't Know Dick), Steve Buscemi (How Do You Do, Fellow Kids?), Jackie Chan (We Do Our Own Stunts), Oliver Reed (Further Reeding), George Kennedy (George Kennedy is my Co-Pilot) and many more, and we can't thank you enough for joining us on this wonderfully strange trip. On this episode we decided to do something a little different, starting with a lighthearted chat about our thoughts on the podcast as a whole over these last few years, before discussions on two of our favorite, formative films from the 1980s; starting with Martha Coolidge's brainy comedy REAL GENIUS (picked by Doug) and ending with the Tim Burton-directed delight PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (picked by Liam). We finish with an announcement of what's coming in 2024, so stick around, jerks!Read more

Episode 199 – Praising Kane – Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)

This is a Cinema Smorgasbord first! An episode of Praising Kane where one host NEVER FOUND HER in the film! Admittedly, tracking down Carol Kane in CAN SHE BAKE A CHERRY PIE? is a bit of a feat, especially when she's competing with the talents of Karen Black and Michael Emil at the core of Henry Jaglom's odd 1983 romantic comedy. Somehow she's in it less than both Larry David (who has a memorable scene) and ORSON WELLES, who appears on a television screen in some old footage. What did our hosts make of the film? I GUESS YOU'LL HAVE TO LISTEN AND FIND OUT. Bonus: All the latest Carol Kane news! Read more

Episode 198 – We Do Our Own Stunts – The Cannonball Run (1981)

Jackie Chan ends his first American excursion on this episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS with Hal Needham's star-studded 1981 cross country race movie THE CANNONBALL RUN, where he plays a Japanese (?) race car driver who watches porn in his futuristic vehicle and also kicks the hell out of Peter Fonda for some reason. He's racing against a who's who of early 80s celebs, including - of course - Burt Reynolds and (Liam O'Donnell favorite) Dom DeLuise, as well as Farrah Fawcett, Roger Moore, Jamie Farr, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Adrienne Barbeau and SO MANY MORE. It's wild! We also chat about the latest Jackie Chan news and discuss Jackie's experience making the film (spoiler: it wasn't great) so CHECK US OUT! Read more

Episode 197 – You Don’t Know Dick – I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) (/w Luke Higginson)

On a brand new episode of YOU DON'T KNOW DICK (the world's finest Dick Miller-themed podcast) we're joined by director/writer/editor Luke Higginson (director of the Rhys Darby-starring sci-fi comedy RELAX, I'M FROM THE FUTURE!) to discuss the fab four (aka THE BEATLES), Eddie Deezen,  the career of Robert Zemeckis and the 1978 rock 'n roll comedy I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND! Oh, and we also talk about Dick Miller, of course.  JOIN US!Read more

Episode 196 – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Project: Kill (1976)

Leslie Nielsen is leading a group of brainwashed, drugged up SUPER SOLDIERS in the Philippines but after taking a break from his daily dose of super soldier serum he starts to grow a conscience and goes on the run, with his first-in-command Gary Lockwood hot on his trail in William Girdler's conspiracy action film PROJECT: KILL from 1976. If you like seeing two old, not-very-flexible actors throwing kicks and uppercuts while Filipino stuntmen go flying, this is the movie for you. Best of all SPECIAL GUEST Vic Diaz shows up to gnaw on the scenery. Check it out! Read more

Episode 195 – JodoWOWsky Part 13 – Jodorowsky Hodge-Podge (/w Kaena: The Prophecy (2003))

JodoWOWsky returns with a hodge-podge of Alejandro Jodorowsky projects, including some acting roles from the early 2000s, a television adaptation of one his Métal hurlant comics, and a somewhat bizarre credit for the 2003 French computer animated feature KAENA: THE PROPHECY! We investigate what all of this could mean, while digging deep on all the latest Jodorowsky news. CHECK IT OUT! Read more

Episode 194 – Eric Roberts is the Man – Night of the Caregiver (2023)

It's the spookiest time of the year, and that means the return of the beloved ERIC ROBERTS IS THE MAN podcast with a special HALLOWEEN-themed horror episode, featuring Atomic Elbow's Robert Newsome as our VERY SPECIAL GUEST! Our guest is treated to the spine-chilling 2023 horror film NIGHT OF THE CAREGIVER from western director/actor Joe Cornet, and starring THE EXORCIST's Eileen Dietz, Natalie Denise Sperl and - of course - Eric Roberts! We also dig into the price of stardom, fatherhood, Michael Jackson, summoning spirits and SO MUCH MORE including all the latest Eric Roberts news! CHECK IT OUT, JERKS! Read more

Episode 193 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

The world's finest Steve Buscemi-themed podcast returns earlier than usual so we can celebrate SPOOKY SEASON with Jim Jarmusch's bizarre zombie horror comedy THE DEAD DON'T DIE from 2019! With a bonkers all-star cast (including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Selena Gomez, Austin Butler, Iggy Pop, Carol Kane, RZA, Danny Glover.. and STEVE BUSCEMI) the film was received with confusion upon release but has a amassed a rapidly growing following. Find out our thoughts on this and all the latest Steve Buscemi news. CHECK IT OUT Read more

Episode 192 – Halloween Horror Special – No One Will Save You (2023) & Cobweb (2023)

The tradition lives with another super SPOOOoooOKY Cinema Smorgasbord Halloween Special! As per usual, we're BREAKING FORMAT and taking a look at two recently-released horror films, starting with Liam's choice of the dialogue-free sci-fi horror of Brian Duffield's NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU, followed by the creepy mystery of Samuel Bodin's intensely Halloween-themed COBWEB (starring Lizzy Caplan and Antony Starr). As is part of our yearly Halloween celebration we chat a bit about some other recent horror films we've watched as well.. just like the popular podcasts do! ENJOY THE SCARES! Read more

Episode 191 – Bartel Me Something Good – The Longshot (1986)

On this episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD we're off to the races with the Tim Conway-penned and Mike Nichols-produced gambling comedy THE LONGSHOT, starring Conway, Harvey Korman, Jack Weston and Ted Waas! A passion project for Tim Conway (and a work-for-hire gig for Paul Bartel) it's.. a bit of an odd duck, but it DOES have a theme song rapped by Conway AND Ice-T! Enjoy! Read more

Episode 190 – Further Reeding – Castaway (1986)

On this episode of FURTHER REEDING, Oliver Reed and Amanda Donohoe have only gone and got themselves stranded on a desert island and have to survive, but - GET THIS - they did it on purpose in Nicolas Roeg's CASTAWAY from 1986. Based on a bizarre true story, it involves a whole lot of nudity and Oliver Reed acting like a maniac so you know we had to talk about it. Sadly, it's a bit hard to track down (unless you write the title and year of release into YouTube), so you'll just have to listen to us describe it and try to use your imagination to picture all the nudity. ENJOY! 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.