Friday, October 21, 2016

Episode 33: The Bourne Accountant

Damon v Affleck: Super Assassins!

The Soapbox Office makes its triumphant return after a brief hiatus and with it comes another Faults in the Vaults in which Mitch & Josh choose to forget all about The Bourne Identity (2002) in order to crunch the numbers in favor of The Accountant (2016).

A case is made for digital preservation with an archive of videos from pre-YouTube Internet sensation, Andy Milonakis in This Week in Torrents. The Soapbox Rant takes a stance against the fair-weather fans of Ben Affleck.

Title imageJosh goes Slipping Through the Tracks to present a gateway to Americana and this country's bluegrass roots with the soundtrack to The Coen Brothers' comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).

Also in this episode, more praise for our wonderful sponsor, Raleigh Soapery, stories a plenty about rubbing elbows with Hollywood elite, and revelations that Mitch & Josh are both on the spectrum.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Episode 32: Raising Lebowski

Coen Bros Comedy!

This week, Mitch celebrates a birthday and flaunts his veto power in Faults in the Vaults with a pair of Coen Brother comedies. The Big Lebowski (1998) is marked zero in order to reap the rewards of Raising Arizona (1987).

Josh once again educates about Open Matte formats and highlights a version of Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls that leaves nothing to the imagination for This Week in Torrents. The Soapbox Rant makes a triumphant return as the guys rally against the comedy crutch of the R-rating.

Mitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks to spotlight the glam-drenched soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine (1998), featuring great originals and covers by some of music's top creative minds, such as Brian Eno, Thom Yorke & Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead, Thurston Moore & Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth, and more!

Also in this episode, more praise for our wonderful sponsor, Raleigh Soapery, stories about interacting with the real life inspiration for The Dude, and progress updates on a recent music video project.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Episode 31: Pretty Overboard

OverboardGarry Marshall tribute!

This week, Faults in the Vaults puts an end to the fairy tale as we skip out on Pretty Woman (1990) in order to dive in and recall our love for Overboard (1987).

Josh brings attention to a wonderful oddity in the form of a 4K, 24bit restoration of the Captain Ron 35mm theatrical trailer for This Week in Torrents. Mitch takes a moment for some Recycled Cinema to talk about Fred Zinnemann's The Day of the Jackal (1973) and its 1997 remake, The Jackal.

OverboardJosh goes Slipping Through the Tracks to spotlight to another score from a Jim Jarmusch film. This time 'round, it's Neil Young's experimental score for 1995's Dead Man. Also in this episode, Raleigh Soapery limericks and other madness, The Mailbag entries, talk of RoushFest 2016 in Virtual Reality and Mitch's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Weekend.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Episode 30: Lord of the Feebles

Meet the feeblesPeter Jackson!

This week we return you to your regularly scheduled programming as Faults in the Vaults heads deep into Middle Earth in order to cast The Lord of Rings trilogy back into the fires of Mt. Doom in order to bring awareness to the sheer madness of Meet the Feebles (1989).

Josh details a brief history of ABC's underappreciated sketch comedy show, Fridays in This Week in Torrents. Diggin' Up the Docs presents West of Memphis (2012) - the acclaimed Amy Berg directed/Peter Jackson produced chronicle of the West Memphis Three's wrongful incarceration and eventful release from prison.

Meet the feeblesMitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks to bring attention to Miles Davis' innovative jazz score for Louis Malle's 1958 French film noir, Elevator to the Gallows. Also in this episode, more Raleigh Soapery gospel, talk of Son of Monsterpalooza and the promise of free merch as well as the continuation of the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Brooding statue giveaway contest!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Episode 29: Drinking & Drive-ins- Psychomania

soapbox officePsychomania!

Faults in the Vaults get side-lined as we journey once more to the year 1973 to bring you yet another pairing of devilishly delectable cocktails and one very strange (and very British) occult biker flick. We're talking of course about the one and only, Psychomania!

A dig into The Mailbag triggers a lengthy discussion about "bad" Hollywood directors and the nature of subjectivity in cinema.

soapbox office podcastAlso in this episode, we preach our love for our beloved sponsor Raleigh Soapery and the places where you can find it! Josh gives an update on Other Fish, and we continue to run our Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Brooding statue contest!

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The boys make Psychomania movie-themed drinks! Mitch chooses to invoke the powers of gin infused drink The Living Dead while Josh chooses the colorful concoction that is The Stoned Frog!

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

Friday, September 2, 2016

Episode 28: District Mine

neill blomkampSCI-FI ODD COUPLES!

This week, Faults in the Vaults goes from the slums of Joburg, to the far reaches of space as we take a look at science fiction films depicting alien races at odds. We're handing an eviction notice to Neill Blomkamp's District 9 (2009) in order to stage a rescue for Wolfgang Petersen's Enemy Mine (1985).

The guys forgo The Mailbag in order to highlight some of their best 5-star reviews while The Soapbox Rant this week takes aim at the flagrant misuse of Auteur Theory.

title cardMitch goes Diggin' Up the Docs to highlight that truth is stranger than fiction with the riveting tale of a French con artist who gets himself entangled in a missing person's case in Texas in Bart Layton's The Imposter (2012).

Josh goes Slipping Through the Tracks to remind listeners about just how great the soundtrack to 1972's The Harder They Come is, featuring tracks by Jimmy Cliff and Desmond Dekker!

Also, don't forget, we're running our Batman v Superman: Dawn of Brooding contest until 9/19/16!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Episode 27: Harry Torino

Old Timer Vengeance!

This week, Faults in the Vaults takes a look at two films dealing with what happens when old white men are pushed too far. We're driving Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino (2008) to the scrap yard in order to seek vengeance for Harry Brown (2009).

Our good friends at Raleigh Soapery return and contribute a question about awkward movie going experiences in this week's Mailbag. The guys discuss the pros and cons of Stranger Things in this edition of The Soapbox Rant. In Diggin' Up the Docs, the Herzog discussion streak alive as Josh highlights his brand new film, Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016).

Mitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks this week with a selection from earlier in the career of popular German composer, Hans Zimmer, specifically his work on John Boorman's South-East Asian political drama, Beyond Rangoon (1995). And in the new segment, Recycled Cinema, Mitch briefly discusses frequent Zimmer collaborator -- Christopher Nolan's 2002 remake of Erik Skjoldbjærg's 1997 Norwegian crime thriller, Insomnia!