Hey everybody, Chad’s back! Chad’s back! *Crickets* …and so is Steve Phelan, returning for his third consecutive podcast with the fellas. Today they attempt to tackle one of Chad’s suggested films – the Justin Lin helmed “Better Luck Tomorrow”, from 2002. This film reeks of late-90’s style, and is FULL of nostalgia because of it. Not […]Read more "Ep. 24 – “Better Luck Tomorrow” (2002)"
With Chad absent AGAIN, last week’s guest – Steve Phelan – makes a fill-in look natural. This time Steve picks the movie: the original “The In-Laws” from 1979, starring the great Peter Falk and Alan Arkin in a film directed by Arthur Hiller. Mark’s never seen the movie (neither has Chad, for that matter, […]Read more "Ep. 23 – “The In-Laws” (1979)"
Today we celebrate the absence of Chad from the podca– er, we mean, no, we like Chad… but he’s absent from this particular episode, as he’s vacationing in jolly good England. In his stead, comes friend-of-the-podcast, one mister Steve Phelan, whom some of you might recognize from the early 2000’s podcast, Digital Llama Radio. Or not. […]Read more "Ep. 22 – “Last Action Hero” (1993)"
2016 saw the release of many a great film, topped by “Moonlight” at the academy awards (almost, famously, “Lalaland”). One of the forgotten films of the year – by critics and moviegoers alike – was “The Light Between Oceans”, a film Chad considers a “top 3” film of the year. We put Mark to […]Read more "Ep. 21 – “The Light Between Oceans” (2016)"
Hot off his debut film, Big Night, Stanley Tucci wrote and directed this comedy in the style of Wilder/Marx/Hardy/Costello… to mixed success. Mixed, meaning it is right up Mark’s alley, and diametrically opposed to the very fiber of Chad’s being. It’s a movie about actors that was made by actors, so it’s no surprise that the attitudes and […]Read more "Ep. 20 – “The Impostors” (1998)"
Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Starship Troopers, and… Black Book? What do these have in common? They’re all (mostly) awesome – and they’re all directed by a crazy man by the name of Paul Verhoven. After two critical flops, Starship Troopers and 2000’s Hollow Man, Verhoven seemingly left Hollywood behind for a grand return to his native Dutch […]Read more "Ep. 19 – “Black Book” (2005)"
Whatever your opinion might be on the films of Robert Altman, no one can deny his films have a specific style. Mark introduces Chad to this 1973 film, hoping to clarify his own feelings on the movie – is it good, or nay? The Long Goodbye (1973) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070334/combined Performers of note: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, […]Read more "Ep. 18 – “The Long Goodbye” (1973)"