Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Episode 62: Black Swan, Red Shoes

Tragic Ballerinas!

This week, in Faults in the Vaults, we strap on some ballet slippers and lose a grip on sanity with a pair of dance-centric dramas. We call in an understudy on Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan (2010) in order to sing the praises and educate the masses on what is arguably the greatest Technicolor film ever made, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Red Shoes (1948)!

We defend the honor and abilities of the uber-dreamy Ryan Gosling in The Mailbag! Josh digs up a great copy of the hilarious, but little seen, Lookwell!, the unsold pilot co-created by Robert Smigel and Conan O'Brien, starring the late Adam West for This Week in Torrents.

Mitch guides us around the crime-ridden ghetto of France to talk about La Haine (1995) in another edition of Where in the World Cinema? The Soapbox Rant wonders what happened to the multi-talented movie stars of old and when our collective expectations were lowered.

Also in this episode, drunken nights at Tonga Hut, more Real McKenzies music videos, BabbleVision, and even more great products from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Episode 61: The Usual Sushi Girl

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Heist Films w/a Twist!

Interview w/ Kern Saxton, director and co-screenwriter of Sushi Girl!

In this week's Faults in the Vaults, we shoot the Devil in the back and turn states' evidence on Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects (1995) and instead widen our cinematic palette and order up Kern Saxton's heist revenge film, Sushi Girl (2012)!

Title CardA trip to The Mailbag offers up some fun trivia tidbits from Chuck Russell's 1988 remake of The Blob. Mitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks to give a brief synopsis and history lesson on 1956's The Girl Can't Help It, Frank Tashlin's rocking musical comedy, featuring legendary performances from Little Richard, Eddie Cochran and more!

The Soapbox Rant attempts to navigate the murky waters of sexism and objective criticism in film.

Also in this episode, Adam West tributes,, a new commercial debuts, Mitch divulges TMI, and S.T.U.R.G.E.S. finally tallies the results and we announce the winners for our Raleigh Soapery prize pack giveaway!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Episode 60: Night of the Living Fly

Horror Remakes V2!

This week, Faults in the Vaults returns to discuss another pairing of classic horror remakes. We set traps and put David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986) out of its misery in order to resurrect Tom Savini's reimagining of George A Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1990)! We talk briefly with Tom Savini, legendary FX artist and director of NotLD '90!

In This Week in Torrents, Josh digs up a rare black and white workprint of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal complete with different scenes, additional narration, and weird voiceovers! Mitch goes Digging Up The Docs in search of the fantastic, but hard to find Lumiere and Company (1995) where 40 internationally acclaimed filmmakers try that hand at short subject filmmaking using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumiere Brothers.

Recycled Cinema takes a look at Irwin S. Yeaworth's 1958 drive-in classic, The Blob along with Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont's viscerally brutal and imaginative 1988 remake.

Also in this episode, iTunes' 5 Star reviews, the debut of Babble-Vision, Trivia with Budds, and the best deals on the Internet from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Episode 59: Drinking and Drive-Ins- The Devils Candy

Ethan Embry Interview!

This week, Faults in the Vaults is side-lined once more for a special installment of Drinking & Drive-ins, where we kick back and revel in some of the very best cinematic exploitations around. This time we're joined by a very special guest host - the wonderful and talented Ethan Embry, here to talk about his work in 2015's metal-heavy midnight movie, The Devil's Candy!

Josh takes a turn Digging Up The Docs to present a glimpse into the life of a massive talent gone too soon in I Am Heath Ledger (2017), directed by Adrian Buitenhuis and Derik Murray. Mitch and Ethan gush about Russian cinema and the transcendent work of Andrei Tarkovsky in 1979's Stalker as part of Where in the World Cinema?
Ethan Embry
We go Slipping Through the Tracks to discuss the work of Radiohead guitarist-turned film composer and frequent Paul Thomas Anderson collaborator, Jonny Greenwood, and highlight the 70's sonic vibes on the Inherent Vice (2014) soundtrack.

Also in this episode, a recap of our recent Real McKenzies gig, more Cheap Thrills talk, other tales from Ethan's career, and one final chance to win a slew of great products from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Episode 58: Nightcrawler Thrills

artDark Comedic Thrillers!

This week, Faults in the Vaults dives into the gritty world of independent thrillers, so listen as we terminate our business partnership with 2014's Nightcrawler in favor of the night of escalating mayhem in 2013's Cheap Thrills.

This Week in Torrents, Josh highlights the unobtainable second season of IFC's The Henry Rollins Show. Mitch gives the rundown on The Next Three Days, Paul Haggis' 2010 remake of the French escape thriller, Pour Elle aka Anything for Her, in another installment of Recycled Cinema.

The Soapbox Rant gets righteously indignant about bandwagon jumpers and the role of popularity in pop culture. Josh goes Slipping Through the Tracks to mourn another legend and bring attention to Chris Cornell's massive contribution to the soundtrack for Cameron Crowe's musically trendsetting film, Singles (1992).

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Also in this episode, more from The Mailbag, raging at the Multiplex, and a reminder about our latest contest where you can win exclusive Yoga Hosers collectibles and free products from the great people at Raleigh Soapery!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Episode 57: Drinking and Drive-In's- The Happening

podcastMichael Parks Tribute

This week we sideline Faults in the Vaults in order to celebrate, praise, and pay tribute to one if the greatest actors to ever grace the planet, Mr. Michael Parks. Last Wednesday we lost Michael and Mitch and I were lucky enough to work with the man on several projects.

In Drinking and Drive-In's, we cover one of the rare, over-the-top comedic roles that Parks ever took, the 1967 screwball comedy The Happening. Part old Hollywood, part new, this oddly touching movie is one of the rare examples of the changing of the guard that took place in late 60's cinema. If you're having trouble finding a copy of the film, look no further than this link.

Also in the episode we have the unique privilege of interviewing his son James Parks, a man who is an amazing actor in his own right and can currently be seen in AMC's The Son. We talk Parks' family history, inspirations, and James performs the Dylan Thomas poem that Michael made him memorize before he would sign off on his joining the acting world, "In My Craft or Sullen Art". Thanks for coming on sir.

In Slippin' Through the Tracks, we spotlight Long Lonesome Highway, the kinda-sorta soundtrack (and brilliant album) to the amazing 1969 show, Then Came Bronson. In Diggin' up the Doc's, we cover the Parks documentary that never was (but might still be) also titled, Long Lonesome Highway. For those interested in seeing the pitch-video we cover in the episode, here is the video.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Giant Size #3 Featuring Kevin Smith

Full Kevin Smith interview!

It broke out heart to edit down Kevin's interview to fit the show format, so we took this opportunity to release Giant Size #3! We interview the man himself at the historic Hollywood Improv Podcast Studio and talk about the entirety of his career with a strong emphasis on the all-too shittalked Jersey Girl!

Some added bonus stories not included in Episode 56 include tales of paparazzi on set, the fallout and redemption of Mallrats, and much, much more. We were absolutely honored the man took 90 minutes out of his time (right after performing Babble-On no less) so join us as we take a look at the career from one of the defining members of independent cinema, Kevin Smith!

Also in this episode, Mitch and Josh promote the brand new Soapbox Giveaway and detail how you can enter and win rare Yoga Hosers memorabilia and a slew of great products from Raleigh Soapery!

Coming up this Wednesday, look out for an all Michael Parks tribute episode.