Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Episode 53: Long Gone Durham

Big Screen Baseball!

Spotlight Interview w/ Martin Davidson, director of Long Gone!

This week, Faults in the Vaults grabs a pint and a hot dog as we head to opening day for a doubleheader double feature. It's baseball season here at the Soapbox Office Podcast, so Bull Durham (1988) gets struck out in favor of the long forgotten minor league underdog, Long Gone (1987)!

Long Gone has only ever been released on VHS & Laserdisc! Help us show HBO that there is a strong need to bring back the best baseball film ever made by signing our petition here!

The guys slide into the Mailbag to bring an unfortunate end to a Greek streak. With This Week in Torrents, Josh plays Easter Bunny and gives the gift of a free MP3/FLAC download of The Best of Waite Hoyt in the Rain, the legendary voice of Cincinnati Reds baseball!

Mitch and Josh gush over Netflix's The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014), the story of the Portland Mavericks and Bing Russell's rebellion against the professional baseball establishment in this edition of Digging Up The Docs.

Mitch returns to Recycled Cinema to remind listeners that remakes are not always a bad thing as he covers the entertaining family fantasy baseball film, Angels in the Outfield (1994) and its original 1951 predecessor.

Also in this episode, the guys argue their athletic abilities, detail the origins of their baseball fandom, regale with tales of motherly love with Sparky Anderson, discuss the resurrection of MST3K, and champion American made goods with the good people at Raleigh Soapery!



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Episode 52: Losers Wanted

Comics on Film!

This week, Faults in the Vaults curves a bullet into the path of Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted (2008) in order to clear the names and rebuild the reputation of The Losers (2010)!

This Week in Torrents finds Josh highlighting an unaired television pilot for the Sam Raimi-created cult favorite, Darkman (1992)! The Soapbox Rant sets its sights on the Iron Fist (2017) haters!

Mitch goes Digging Up The Docs to honor the memory of the legendary Don Rickles with the wonderfully produced career retrospective, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007), directed by John Landis.

Slipping Through the Tracks makes a triumphant return as Josh selects a surprisingly classical theatrical score by John Frizzell and The London Metropolitan Orchestra for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996).

Also in this episode, the guys bask in commercial success, continue to roll cameras for Lovett or Leave It, hang out with industry friends at Monsterpalooza, and ward off sewer monsters with the help of great products from Raleigh Soapery!



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Episode 51: I Am the Flesh and the Devil

Lonely Apocalypse!

This week, Faults in the Vaults looks to the days after the world ends as we know it. We skip the search for a cure and make 2007's I Am Legend eat a grenade in exchange for the forgotten apocalypse drama The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959).

Cracking open The Mailbag leads to a Greek discussion on the American West as Dances with Wolves (1990) is "Pitt"ed against Legends of the Fall (1994).

This Week in Torrents and Digging Up the Docs collide as Josh dives into The History Channel's out of print documentary The Real Las Vegas (1997). The boys have a go at network rebranding and the dumbing down of content on The Soapbox Rant.

An installment of Where in the World Cinema?, takes another trip to the land down under to look at the cinematic exports of New Zealand. Specifically, Geoff Murphy's record-shattering science fiction drama The Quiet Earth (1985).

Also in this episode, the guys become quiz masters at Trivia with Budds, shoot cameras for the Lovett or Leave It podcast, shoot a commercial parody and give the rundown on great new products from Raleigh Soapery!



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Giant Size #2

Giant Sized Interviews!

In this special edition we showcase the leavings of past episodes! Listen to outtakes where Mitch talks trash on other podcasts! Hear Josh nearly die due to molar-caused sinusitus! We also talk about all of our latest projects, some of which include shooting a full concert by Jesse Wagner (The Aggrolites) and Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) and acting as the camera crew to one of the biggest podcasts ever!

More importantly than our stuff, we feature full, unedited interviews with some of our interviews past! We talk movies with special effects legend Steve Johnson! We here the genesis of Elvis & Nixon with writer/producer Joey Sagal! We talk Time After Time with Nicholas Meyer! And last but not least, we talk all things Airheads! with the Punk Rock Filmmaker Rich Wilkes!

Also in the episode we talk about the wondrous new products from our beloved sponsor Raleigh Soapery! As always, all music by Cam Mosavian!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Episode 50: Little Miss Fantastic

Quirky Family Dramedy!

This week, Faults in the Vaults returns to impound the family van and dash the pageant dreams of Little Miss Sunshine (2006) in order to bring more awareness to the recent critically praised, but criminally under-seen Captain Fantastic (2016).

A quick dip into The Mailbag leads to a brief discussion about Alfred HItchcock and his early gothic thriller, Rebecca (1940). This Week in Torrents, Josh gives a quick lesson in Cinema 101 with the great docu-series, The Directors.

Another installment of Where in the World Cinema?, takes a look at the cinema exports of Italy. Specifically, the grandmother of all quirky road movies, La Strada (1954), written and directed by the legendary Federico Fellini!

Also in this episode, encounters with Morrissey, sizzle reels, premiere parties, and a rundown of all the great new products from Raleigh Soapery!




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Episode 49: Drinking and Drive-In's- The Vagrant

Bill Paxton Tribute!

This week, yet another edition of Drinking & Drive-Ins - the featured segment devoted to delectable libations and cinematic exploitations of yesteryear. This time 'round we take a look back at Chris Walas' 1992 film The Vagrant, in honor of the very sad and recent passing of the immensely talented, Bill Paxton!

In This Week in Torrents, Josh takes a spin at Joel Hodgson's follow up to his tenure on Mystery Science Theater 3000, the weird and experimental sketch show The TV Wheel AKA The X-Box.

Mitch goes Diggin' Up The Docs to resurrect the defunct pay cable pioneer station Z Channel courtesy of Xan Cassavetes' informative and eye-opening retrospective, Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004).

Also in this episode we drink movie-themed cocktails as we pay tribute to Bill Paxton by dissecting his career and spotlighting the lesser-known aspects of the man's incredible life. The boys go into on the job celebrity sightings (and their lack of care), spooky film shoot fun, and the virtues of keeping a clean, raised up posterior with the ever-amazing Raleigh Soapery.

Enjoy the seventh edition of Drinking and Drive-In's!




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Episode 48: La La Last Love

Throwback Musicals!

This week, Faults in the Vaults aims to take that which is old and make it new again with a pair of modern musicals with classic Hollywood sensibilities. We put a stop to the fools who dream in La La Land (2016) and attempt to resurrect Peter Bogdanovich's much maligned and criminally forgotten, At Long Last Love (1975)!   

This Week in Torrents, Josh highlights a grouping of fun awards-themed MST3K specials. The Soapbox Rant aims its fury at the Oscars In Memoriam segment to shed light on the numerous egregious snubs and other mistakes.

Title CardAnother installment of Where in the World Cinema?, takes a look at the cinema exports of Japan. Specifically, 1966's the groundbreaking and hyper stylized Yakuza film, Tokyo nageremono aka Tokyo Drifter, in memory of the recent passing of filmmaker Seijun Suzuki!

Also in this episode, more co-host sickness blues, Idyllwild scouting trips, brief Oscar recaps, and a discussion on the abstract merits of awards glory vs. the practical benefits of Raleigh Soapery