Somewhere, lost in the sands of time, this movie was released in theaters to a non-existent audience. Gradually that audience grew on DVD and “Grandma’s Boy” eventually reached cult status. This is a movie Chad unabashedly loves, with all its warts, so he takes the time to introduce it to a less-than-impressed Mark Alan Heiliger. […]Read more "Ep. 17 – “Grandma’s Boy” (2010)"
Where this movie disappeared to is beyond us. Frankly, Chad had never heard of “Talk Radio” prior to Mark suggesting it as a possible option. At the height of his prime, Oliver Stone set out to direct this film – a film based on a PLAY, by the way – and generally knocked it out of the […]Read more "Ep. 16 – “Talk Radio” (1988)"
Finally we crack open an “older” film – Stanley Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory”. Mark and Chad take a crack at what appears to be Kubrick’s baby-legs movie – the first film that put Kubrick on the map. There’s signs of rawness and flaws amongst glimmers of genius that shaped Kubrick. It’s clear here that he’s got […]Read more "Ep. 15 – “Paths of Glory” (1957)"
RIP Bill Paxton, you talented bastard. Mark and Chad sulk in a darker world and try to bring ourselves around to a world without Private Hudson. This is a special episode for us – it’s our first time having a special guest on the episode – a coworker of Chad’s and editor on the Bill Paxton series, […]Read more "Ep. 14 – “Frailty” (2001)"
What can we say about this movie that likely no one reading this has ever heard of? “Flirting” is an Australian film made in the early 1990’s, starring a whole lot of actors/actresses that you’ve assuredly seen elsewhere since (even though they were “small time” at the time of release), including Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Thandie Newton, […]Read more "Ep. 13 – “Flirting” (1991)"
Sternly disciplined and rigorously simple. “Spartan” is not just an adjective, it’s a movie thanks to David Mamet who brings his trademark “so unrealistic, it starts to sound realistic” dialogue to this 2004 thriller. No, it’s not a prequel to “300”. This is a story of manly men (and Val Kilmer) working all night and […]Read more "Ep. 12 – “Spartan” (2004)"
Where does Chad begin? “This movie is awesome and holds up greatly.” The times have changed, but seem to stay the same… maybe more now than ever! SLC Punk is a movie Chad grew up on – and somehow Mark hadn’t yet seen it, so we pop his cherry. This is a good one. SLC […]Read more "Ep. 11 – “SLC Punk” (1998)"