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On this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we’re continuing our look at the life and career of Steve Buscemi with the big-screen adaptation of the anthology TV series TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE. It’s TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE, which features adaptations of stories by Stephen King (adapted by George A Romero!) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, alongside an all-star cast including Deborah Harry, Christian Slater, Julianne Moore, David Johansen, James Remar and – of course – STEVE BUSCEMI! How does it stack up to other anthology films? LISTEN AND FIND OUT. We also discuss Steve Buscemi’s favorite albums, whether mummies are scary, our recent health issues and SO MUCH MORE.

Check out the entire archive of How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? right here.

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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!

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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!

Check out the entire WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS archive right here.

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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!


Check out Sarah Jane on Twitter @FookThis, as well as the White Slaves of Chinatown YouTube page. And check out her writing over at the Austin Chronicle right here.

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PRAISING KANE returns with one of Carol Kane’s finest performances, and a truly bizarre cult item. It’s 1978’s THE MAFU CAGE, and we guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like it. Featuring incest, colonialism, orangutan murder and so much more, the film has gained a strong following over the past decade, and we’re here to find out why. But we’re not alone! Joining us is Cinepunx contributor and film programmer Adrianna Gober to help us unlock the secrets of The Mafu Cage!

Check our some recent interviews with Carol Kane about her career and her Academy Award nominated performance in HESTER STREET.

Here’s an interview from The New Yorker Radio House

and Here’s an interview with Vulture.

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On this episode of WILD IN THE STREETS we continue our look at the Eurocrime films of the 70s (and beyond) with Sergio Sollima’s 1973 poliziottesco film REVOLVER, starring Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi. Featuring a dynamite score from Ennio Morricone, the film has Reed’s prison warden Vito Cipriani being blackmailed into releasing a prisoner after his wife is taken hostage. Featuring a twisty plot that ends in pretty depressing fashion (our favorite!), it’s both a successful action film and a critique of oppressive governmental infrastructure. FUN! But is it any good? Let’s find out!

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We made it! Ten(-ish) movies deep, Jackie Chan’s career is floundering. Desperate for a hit, Lo Wei pairs him with James Tien and Bruce Leung for a western-inspired fantasy action epic featuring bizarre twists, excessive face-ripping, and music shamelessly stolen from Star Wars and.. heck.. let’s make the whole thing 3D! MAGNIFICENT BODYGUARDS may have been Jackie’s final film before his breakthrough role in SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW, but it’s far from forgettable. Let’s check it out!

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The good news is your dates are here. The bad news is.. they’re DEAD! On this episode of YOU DON’T KNOW DICK we’re joined by filmmaker and critic Scout Tafoya (author of Cinemaphagy: On the Psychedelic Classical Form of Tobe Hooper) to discuss Fred Dekker’s beloved horror-comedy NIGHT OF THE CREEPS from 1986. Along the way we chat about Tobe Hooper, horror movie “secret handshakes”, The Monster Squad and, of course, all things Dick Miller. Check it out!

You can follow Scout on Twitter at @Honors_Zombie and don’t forget to support him on Patreon and read his tremendous The Unloved series over at RogerEbert.com.

And you must pick up a copy of Scout’s book Cinemaphagy: On the Psychedelic Classical Form of Tobe Hooper. Find a link right here: http://miniverpress.com/book/cinemaphagy-psychedelic-classical-form-tobe-hooper/

 

 

 

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On our Cinema Smorgasbord HALLOWEEN HORROR SPECIAL we’re taking a break from our many themed episodes to instead look at two well-regarded horror films from 2021! We start with the fourth in the V/H/S found footage series: V/H/S 94! Is this a return to form for the often erratic collection of shorts from acclaimed filmmakers? Then we look at the critically acclaimed CENSOR, which focuses on the mental deterioration of a film censor in 80s Britain. We also chat about some of our other recent horror favorites and our thoughts on the state of horror as we reach the end of 2021. CHECK IT OUT!

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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.