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 Musack.org!




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...



 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #3: Roller Derby Rules, Bone Collectors, and Muppet Love

September schedules provide little room for movie watching, but the Soapbox Office rolls on. We once again break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you Soapbox B-Roll #3!

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, the Juno/Whip It discussion continues as Josh and Mitch cover some missed talking points from last week's episode, Josh dishes on his busy schedule and latest short film collaboration, and Mitch recalls his visit to the new Slashback Video exhibition, upcoming Beyond Fest film screenings, and his unhealthy obsession with The Muppets.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Episode 71: Juno, Whip It

Whip ItGirl Power!

Special Spotlight Interview - Celia Milius (actress, Wild Seed)

­This week, Faults in the Vaults searches for its feminine side with a pairing of Ellen Page - fronted feminist features. We're forced to abort Jason Reitman's Juno (2007) in favor of Drew Barrymore's female empowering roller derby romp, Whip It (2009).

The Mailbag trolls a hater of info-tainment and sparks more audio FLAC projects for Dr. Josh... Josh goes Diggin' Up the Docs this week to chronicle the rise and evolution of the Riot Grrl movement from the perspective of the woman who helped start it, Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna, in Sini Anderson's The Punk Singer (2013)!


Mitch help to navigate the seemingly confusing and surprisingly dense history of Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita (1990) and John Badham's Point of No Return (1993) in another edition of Recycled Cinema.

Also in this episode, Michael Parks tribute month at the New Beverly comes to a close, Cinefamily scandals, stargazing at the Improv, website maintenance, and health issues!




Friday, September 1, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #2: Parksploitation, Richard Dreyfuss, & Josh's Dead Stepmom

Due to Mitch's head-cold and Josh meeting with a plastic-surgeon about a nose-job, we again take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you Soapbox B-Roll #2!

B-Roll is little more than a drunken-conversation between two jackasses that don't have the time to research a normal episode of the podcast. That's right, it's all Mitch & Josh.

In this edition, Mitch whines and complains about his health, working too much, and his inability to commit to alcoholism. Meanwhile, Josh wheezes and bitches into a microphone about dead family members, masturbating to his friend's movie, and having sociopathic tendencies.