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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Episode 47: Back to the Future After Time

PodcastTime Travel Romance!

This week, Faults in the Vaults takes a trip back and forth through time with the help of a DeLorean and H.G. Wells. Mitch & Josh side with the Libyans to put an end to Back to the Future (1985) in order to secure the past and present for 1979's Time After Time

In The Soapbox Spotlight Interview we get the amazing chance to journey behind the scenes of the film and talk to the writer/director of the movie, Nicholas Meyer!

The Mailbag continues the "Grecial" saga of brotherly competition, while in This Week in Torrents, Josh presents a VHS copy of the 70mm Imax footage to Back to the Future: The Ride! Another installment of Where in the World Cinema?, takes a look at the cinema exports of Spain. Specifically, Nacho Vigalondo's expertly crafted time loop thriller, Timecrimes (2007).

Podcast Nicholas MeyerJosh goes Digging Up The Docs to spotlight 2017's BBC presentation of Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox, directed by James Maycock which you may be able to find here.

Also in this episode, Future advice and shenanigans for Raleigh Soapery, Post-sickness survival tales, VR announcements, and the birth of Livvy Grace as a  YouTube star!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Episode 46: Drinking & Drive-In's- The Demolitionist

Robert Kurtzman Co-hosts!

We celebrate our one year anniversary with another edition of Drinking and Drive-In's with very special guest - filmmaker and FX guru - Bob Kurtzman. 

Mad Dog himself joins Josh and Mitch as they enjoy theatrically themed cocktails and look back at another forgotten cinematic exploitation film from yesteryear - Kurtzman's feature directorial debut, The Demolitionist (1995), starring Nicole Eggert and Richard Grieco!

Soapbox Office Podcast
The Mailbag pulls listener questions from social media for a short Q&A from our audience. Meanwhile, Josh and Mitch again ask Where in the World Cinema? as take a look at the South Korean zombie-action-drama, Train to Busan (2016).

Also in this episode, insights into Robert Kurtzman's life and career. We go behind the scenes with him for stories and other shenanigans from his years of living in Hollywood with KNB to his time in Ohio where he started Creature Corps.

Sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy this very special first anniversary edition of The Soapbox Office Podcast!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Episode 45: Melancholia Earth

Art House Sci Fi: 2011!

This week, Faults in the Vaults delves into the realm of Art house Science Fiction with a pairing of cosmically philosophical films from the year 2011. We're cheering for the destruction of Lars von Trier's Melancholia, in favor of Mike Cahill's Another Earth!

The Mailbag triggers a conversation about the offbeat and often unsettling narrative nature of romantic comedies. In This Week in Torrents, Josh presents a history lesson on a fascinating, but forgotten entertainment format, Scopitone - a music video jukebox that predated the MTV generation.

In honor of Australia Day, Josh & Mitch kick off the first installment of Where in the World Cinema?, which highlights entertaining and underrated cinematic foreign affairs, starting with Rob Sitch's quirky Aussie comedy, The Castle (1997).

Mitch goes Digging Up The Docs to spotlight 2008's ode to the wonders of genre filmmaking down under with Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild,Untold Story of Ozploitation, directed by Mark Hartley.

Also in this episode, Mitch and Josh talk remote viewing and getting Lost in London, more elbow rubbing with child stars, trips down under for Raleigh Soapery!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Episode 44: The Aviator If You Can

DicaprioDiCaprio Showdown: Scorsese v. Spielberg!

This week, Faults in the Vaults pits a pair of (mostly) true tales from two of the greatest storytelling Masters of our time: Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, both of which star Leonardo DiCaprio! The flights are grounded for 2004's The Aviator, in order to chase after 2002's Catch Me If You Can.

Another exciting chapter of Grecian competition presents itself from within The Mailbag. Josh goes Digging Up The Docs to spotlight the spoils and perils of counterfeit wine with Reuben Atlas and Jerry Rothwell's Sour Grapes (2016).

Title CardMitch takes a turn Slipping Through The Tracks to showcase the unconventional and vastly underappreciated score to Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973), composed by the universally beloved master, John Williams!

Also in this episode, Mitch and Josh take a trip to the Arclight, mourn the circus, and get silly for the folks at Raleigh Soapery!