Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #5: Parks Doc, Punisher, & Justice League

The boys still find themselves confounded by Field of Dreams.

WARNING: f you haven't watched Episode 1 of The Punisher or seen Justice League, tread carefully, spoilers ahead!

B-Roll is an audio bridge of sorts between full episodes of Soapbox Office, featuring extra or expanded discussion left out of prior episodes in addition to brand new unedited conversation covering a wider range of topics and general day to day operations.

Mitch and Josh start the latest B-Roll with a major announcement about the Michael Parks documentary! In this edition, we examine Josh being an idiot and giving up his cushy day job at a major corporation to instead chase down independent work. Mitch takes his turn being a moron by choosing to watch Justice League rather than The Punisher, and the boys talk over their Turkey Day plans!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Episode 76: Field of Frequency

Dead Dads!

This week, Faults in the Vaults pairs two fantasy films featuring unexplained connections between failed fathers and regret filled sons. We sell the farm and plow through Field of Dreams (1989), in order to bend space and time and rewrite the past in favor of Frequency (2000).

The Mailbag sparks a search and conversation about an oft-forgotten parody film, The Silence of the Hams (1994).

This Week in Torrents, Josh hops across the pond to highlight Toby MacDonald and Mark Chappell's hilarious, but short lived series, My Life in Film (2004).

Mitch goes Diggin' Up the Docs to take a look at Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans (2015), the fascinating chronicle of classic cool movie star McQueen's obsession with auto racing and the troubled production to get Le Mans (1971) to screen.

S.T.U.R.G.E.S. debuts a brand new segment - Soapbox Seconds - which adds extra insights and opinions on films and topics discussed during previous episodes. Also in this episode, Josh's birthday recap and alcohol-induced impulse buys, the Michael Parks documentary finds new life, and Mitch runs afoul of the Irvine Police Department over a breakfast burrito.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Episode 75: Ocean's Out of Sight

Ocean's Eleven Out of SightGeorge Clooney, Criminal!

This week, Faults in the Vaults returns after a brief hiatus with a Steven Soderbergh-helmed double bill featuring fantastic all star casts led by the dashing George Clooney as a charming and charismatic career criminal. We beef up security and round up 2001's Ocean's Eleven in order to break out 1998's Out of Sight.

The Mailbag sifts through some long neglected reader mail and delivers a continental shout out. This Week in Torrents, despite its' more recent negative attention, Josh highlights a shining example of Rick and Morty fandom with The Delicious Taste of Ice Cream.

George ClooneyDiggin' Up the Docs finds both Mitch and Josh captivated by the life and career of Steven Spielberg in Susan Lacy's refreshingly candid career retrospective, appropriately titled Spielberg (2017).

Recycled Cinema points its historical lens at Alexander Mackendrick's classic UK "Comedy of Errors", The Ladykillers (1955), starring the great Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers, and then compares and contrasts with the curious career misfire that is Joel and Ethan Coen's Americanized screwball retread of The Ladykillers (2004) led by a scenery stealing Tom Hanks.

Also in this episode, a brief recap of lost time, Mitch takes a trip back East, Josh begins a new job, Halloween comes and goes, and new projects loom on the horizon...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Episode 74: Speed of Pelham One Two Three

Soapbox OfficePublic Transit Perils!

This week, Faults in the Vaults examines the dangers of public transportation with a pairing of action-crime-thrillers. We drop below 50mph and blow away Jan de Bont's adrenaline powerhouse, Speed (1994), in order to clear a path for Joseph Sargent's cerebral subway heist classic, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974).

The Mailbag culls the best of our listeners from the world of Twitter. This Week in Torrents, Josh presents a vintage episode of SNL hosted by the late Walter Matthau, with original commercials!

Soapbox OfficeAnother edition of Where in the World Cinema? finds Mitch contining his tour of Italia with a lesson on Giallo films in the form of 1987's Opera, the Rock & Roll mystery slasher masterpiece from the Italian horror maestro himself, Dario Argento!

Recycled Cinema returns to take another look at Tony Scott's abysmally bloated and bland, big budget remake of The Taking of Pelham 123(2009), starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, and Felix Enriquez Alcala's surprisingly watchable TV effort, TheTaking of Pelham One Two Three (1998), starring Edward James Olmos and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Also in this episode, Josh begins festival submissions for his new short film, Other Fish finds a public release, and the guys regale with their coverage of this year's Rock and Roll Carnival fundraiser from the awesome folks at!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #4: Getting Older, The Church of Satan, and Other Cult Religions

B-Roll 4Mitch and Josh recover from birthday celebrations and gear up for another busy week of work, so we again break from the regularly scheduled programming to bring you Soapbox B-Roll #4!

B-Roll is an audio bridge of sorts between full episodes of Soapbox Office, featuring extra or expanded discussion left out of prior episodes in addition to brand new unedited conversation covering a wider range of topics and general day to day operations.

In this edition, Mitch gets a little older, Josh discusses his upcoming fundraising campaign for the Parks documentary, along with updates on his latest short film. Mitch goes through the list of approved films for The Church of Satan and reminisces about Battlefield Earth and the pros and cons of becoming a Scientologist.

Don't quit listening till the end...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Episode 73: Drinking & Drive-ins - Lifeforce

Tobe Hooper Tribute!

This week, Faults in the Vaults pauses to bring you another installment of Drinking & Drive-ins - the segment where we kick back and revel in some of the very best cinematic exploitations from the heyday of the local drive-in to the birth of the multiplex and beyond.

This time, we pay tribute to the passing of another icon of genre cinema, the great Tobe Hooper, director of such classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 & 2, Salem's Lot, and Poltergeist! Kick back with one of our customized cinema cocktails and listen as we take a look back at his epic Sci-Fi/Horror space oddity, Lifeforce (1985)...

drinksJosh goes Digging Up The Docs to introduce the initiated to the world of theatrical music composition with Matt Schrader's Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016).

The Soapbox Rant takes issue with the erasure of established sequel continuity in film franchises.

Also in this episode, Josh takes ill while Mitch takes issue with David Lynch and Christopher Nolan, Kingsman reviews, and plenty of love for Scream Factory!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Episode 72: The Dirty Eagles Dare

PodcastNazi Hunters!

This week, Faults in the Vaults goes behind enemy lines to seek out and eliminate some Nazi scum. We're forced to court martial Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen (1967) in order to team up with our Allies across the pond in Brian G. Hutton's Where Eagles Dare (1968).

The Mailbag sparks a conversation of that begins with mindless entertainment and ends with shameless self-promotion. This Week in Torrents, Josh digs up a rare 1974 episode of Bob Godfrey's Do It Yourself Film Animation Show, guest hosted by ex-Python, Terry Gilliam.

Mitch sorts through the frequent title changes and confusing history of Enzo G. Castellari's Italian cult classic, The Inglorious Bastards (1978) in another edition of Where in the World Cinema?

Also in this episode, altercations at the multiplex, killer clowns, earthquakes, and other misadventures...