Friday, December 9, 2016

Episode 40: Christmas Vacation All the Way

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Faults in the Vaults gets into the holiday spirit with a pairing of Christmas-themed dysfunctional family comedies. We re-gift the Jelly of the Month that is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) in order to fight tooth and nail for a Turbo Man and Jingle All the Way (1996).

A visit to The Mailbag yields some listener clarifications on the nature and general operations of AOL chatrooms courtesy of our good friend BrendomanDiggin' Up The Docs sees Josh offering up Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein's An Honest Liar (2014) -- a document of the private life and career of master stage magician and famed mystical skeptic, The Amazing Randi.

Title image podcastMitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks in order to celebrate the holiday season with the coffeehouse friendly soundtrack to Love Actually (2003), featuring music from Norah Jones, Kelly Clarkson, Joni Mitchell, and wonderful score selections by Craig Armstrong.

In yet another Soapbox Spotlight, Josh interviews the special effects legend Robert Kurtzman about what it was like working with Arnold Schwarzenegger on this weeks featured movie!

Also in this episode, we feature gift ideas from the good people at Raleigh Soapery, a free download of Josh and Livvy's X-mas mix tape Bah Humbug Vol 3, pre-holiday sickness and the return of our Purple Drank addiction!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Episode 39: You've Got I.Q.

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Faults in the Vaults is back and with it we take another look at romantic comedies, specifically two starring sweetheart of the 1990's, Meg Ryan. Listen as we throw out all those free AOL subscription CDs along with You've Got Mail (1998) in order to prove the Theories of Relativity and Love with I.Q. (1994).

A visit to The Mailbag offers up some Faults in the Vaults pitches from our listeners. Diggin' Up The Docs sees Josh detailing the recent PBS docu-series, Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music, spearheared by famed Beatles' producer Sir George Martin.

Soapbox Office PodcastThe Soapbox Rant sets its sights on plastic surgery disasters. Josh goes Slipping Through the Tracks to throw a spotlight on the work of Adrian Younge as we keep everything alright with the blaxsploitation comedy score to Black Dynamite (2009)

Also in this episode, the holiday preparations begin with travel talk, movie watching plans and gift ideas from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Episode 38: Drinking & Drive-ins- ThanksKilling


Faults in the Vaults again gets side-lined as we journey once more to the year 2008 to bring you yet another pairing of devilishly delectable cocktails and one very strange movie about a murder-happy turkey! We're talking of course about the one and only, Thankskilling!

A dig into The Mailbag proves to us that we need to start checking our Facebook messages! Also in this episode, Josh apologizes for doing something unspeakable to Mitch's mother, and we talk of the pure beauty that are purposefully made, bad movies. This week's Diggin' Up the Doc's is about the wonderful Martin Scorsese documentary The Last Waltz and Mitch sings a little bit of The Band.

Title CardIn the bottom of the show, the boys try their bloody hand at making ThanksKilling movie-themed drinks! Mitch chooses to invoke the powers of the gin infused drink The Dead Turkey while Josh chooses a play on the classic Bloody Mary titled, Gobble, Gobble Bloody Fu*ker!

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Meanwhile, in our Soap-Bit, we address the weird sexuality of turkey's and all about what we're truly the most thankful for, our sponsor Raleigh Soapery!

So join us as we take a look at the fourth edition of Drinking and Drive In's!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Episode 37: The Fifth Element of Adele Blanc-Sec

A Lesson on Besson!

This week, Faults in the Vaults imports its entertainment straight from the mind of popular French filmmaker, Luc Besson, as we extinguish The Fifth Element (1997) in order to breathe new life into The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (2010)!

A visit to The Mailbag has Mitch & Josh recapping social media love and the new horror anthology, Holidays (2016). This Week in Torrents has Josh offering up his personal restoration of a rare and forgotten documentary, Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put A Spell On Me (2001) by the late documentarian, Nicholas Triandafyllidis.

Josh visits the local multiplex in order to go Diggin' Up The Docs with Jim Jarmusch's new Stooges retrospective, Gimme Danger (2016). The Soapbox Rant points a finger at those who proclaim foreign film elitism.

Also in this episode, great new holiday deals from the good people at Raleigh Soapery, post-birthday shenanigans, more celebrity elbow-rubbing, and Boglins galore!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Episode 36: Maverick Heart

Passion of The Gibson!

This week, Faults in the Vaults puts Mel Gibson back into the spotlight as we bring down the axe on the rebellious Scots of Braveheart (1995) and instead ante up to Western charms of 1994's Maverick. A visit to The Mailbag allows Mitch & Josh to wax nostalgic about the lost art of the film novelization.

This Week in Torrents offers up The Incredibly Strange Film Show, a BBC Channel 4 produced - Jonathan Ross hosted showcase of cult filmmakers such as Sam Raimi, George Romero, and the late Herschell Gordon Lewis!

The Soapbox Rant takes aim at the culture of celebrity apologists. Mitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks to honor the life and career of prolific composer James Horner with a look back to his work on Ron Howard's fantasy adventure Willow (1988).

Also in this episode, new holiday deals from the good people at Raleigh Soapery, talk of the failings of our electorate and our own bodies, wrap parties, and Other Fish.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Episode 35: The Thing Snatchers

Classic Horror Remakes!

This week, the aliens are back again in Faults in the Vaults, so we're torching John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) for the greater good in order to make way for Philip Kaufman's adaptation of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).

This Week in Torrents details the origins and brief history of laserdisc video games --- which incorporated pre-recorded live-action video or animation --- such as Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, and Cliff Hanger!

Title imageJosh takes a turn Slipping Through the Tracks to highlight the Ragtime renaissance and the work of Marvin Hamlisch as he reinterprets the music of Scott Joplin on the classic caper film, The Sting (1973)! Also in this episode, new holiday deals from the good people at Raleigh Soapery, Halloween recaps, more interactions with comedy icons, and further talk of bad theater etiquette...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Episode 34: Take the Money & Run to Collinwood

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This week, Faults in the Vaults is handing down a conviction to Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run (1969) in order to boost the Bellini that is The Russo Bros' Welcome to Collinwood (2002).

Josh goes Diggin' Up the Docs this week to talk about the behind the scenes feature, Medieval Times: The Making of Army of Darkness from the latest Shout Factory release! The Soapbox Rant attempts to examine the line between Art and Artist while examining the torrid history of Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, and Victor Salva.

Welcome to collinwoodMitch takes a turn Slipping Through the Tracks to highlight the often overlooked work of film composer and former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer - Cliff Martinez - specifically his work on Steven Soderbergh's remake of Solaris (2002).

Also in this episode, Trick or Treating plans with the help of sponsor Raleigh Soapery, ruminations on the much talked about Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, the completion of Josh's acreen accurate Evil Dead Chainsaw, and more talk from the edges of the spectrum...