Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Episode 82: White House Has Fallen Down

Soapbox OfficePOTUS in Peril!

This week in Faults in the Vaults, the White House is under attack as we take a look at a pair of action thrillers from the year 2013. We impeach Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen in order to swear in Roland Emmerich's White House Down.

The Soapbox Rant returns to pick a bone with the Golden Globes and the instance of turning ceremony into a social-political platform.

Josh goes Digging Up The Docs, and talks government cover-ups and the MK Ultra program in Errol Morris' latest genre-bending work, Wormwood (2017).

Mitch seeks redemption in The Hate Debate and builds a defense for Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich's blockbuster sci-fi action adventure, Stargate (1994).

Also in this episode, Parks Doc updates, NorCal road trips, winter colds, and The Great British Bake Off!



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Episode 81: Drinking & Drive-ins - Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

New Year's Disasters!

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.

Soapbox Office PodcastThis time, we say goodbye to a disastrous 2017 and ring in the New Year by taking a look at the disaster of all disaster movies ---
That's right, we're going Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)!

Beyond the Poseidon AdventureMitch goes Digging Up The Docs to praise Terry Zwigoff's debut as a documentarian with 1985's Louie Bluie, which follows the life and career of noted blues musician, Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong.

Also in this episode, Christmas recaps, gift giving, New Year's celebrations, Parks doc preparations, and the winner of the Raleigh (Beer) Soapery presents The Soapbox Office Podcast Cool Yule Contest Giveaway Type Thing!



Thursday, December 21, 2017

Episode 80: The Bad Night Before Santa

ChristmasR-Rated Xmas!

This week, Faults in the Vaults puts the kids to bed early and celebrates the holidays with the grown-ups and serves up a pairing of R-rated holiday comedies. The cops are called on Bad Santa (2003) in order to have a holiday themed night on the town with The Night Before (2015).

This Week in Torrents, Josh digs up the rarely shown (and strangest) Rankin/Bass animated holiday short, The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold (1981).

In another edition of The Hate Debate, Mitch declares Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) a masterpiece of family entertainment while Josh channels his inner Grinch and attempts to ruin Christmas.

Also in this episode, dysfunctional Christmas memories with the family, Call of Duty massacres, an analysis of the top grossing holiday films of all time, along with bundles of deals from Raleigh Soapery and more chances to win The Soapbox Office Podcast Cool Yule Contest Giveaway Type Thing!




Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #6: CreepWatch 2017 and the Library of Congress

Mitch and Josh continue to prepare for the holiday season, so we again break from the regularly scheduled programming to bring you Soapbox B-Roll #6!

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, Josh and Mitch give updates on the progress of the Michael Parks documentary, CreepWatch 2017 is in full effect as the guys burn bridges and chronicle the criminal, and Mitch rants and raves about this year's inclusions into the Library of Congress' National Film Resistry!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Episode 79: A Black Christmas Story

The Soapbox Office PodcastBob Clark Christmas!

This week, Faults in the Vaults attempts to shake up some beloved holiday traditions as we trade in A Christmas Story (1983) for the holiday-themed horror, Black Christmas (1974).

The Mailbag speaks of Cary Grant and ponders a female equivalent for The Guzman Bump. Recycled Cinema takes a look at 1947's holiday classic, The Bishop's Wife and Penny Marshall's all-black update, The Preacher's Wife (1996), starring the late Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington in the place of the ever-charming Cary Grant.

Soapbox Office PodcastJosh spreads some holiday cheer, This Week in Torrents, and digs up the hard to find special, John Denver and The Muppets: A ChristmasTogether (1979).

In another edition of The Hate Debate, Josh argues for the holiday merits of Gremlins (1984) as Mitch fights for its superior sequel.

Also in this episode, more Parks documentary updates, The Shape of Water screenings, and even more talk of the great holiday deals from Raleigh Soapery and The Soapbox Office Podcast Cool Yule Contest Giveaway Type Thing!




Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Episode 78: 10 Switchblade Sisters I Hate

soapbox office podcastSneaky Shakespeare!

This week, Faults in the Vaults, takes the old and makes it new again and looks back at a pair of modernized teen-centric Shakespearean adaptations. We add to the list of 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and instead declare allegiance to the Switchblade Sisters (1975).

title cardSlipping Through the Tracks returns after a lengthy hiatus as Josh highlights the work of Steven Price and Basement Jaxx on Joe Cornish's Attack the Block (2011). Akira Kurosawa transplants Shakespeare's Hamlet to the corrupt Post-war corporate world in The Bad Sleep Well (1960) as part of another edition of Where in the World Cinema?

Soapbox Seconds adds to last week's discussion and speaks of the cinematic pedigree of Meet the Applegates (1990).

Also in this episode, concrete blues, Parks Doc news, Raleigh Soapery holiday deals and The Soapbox Office Podcast Cool Yule Contest Giveaway Type Thing!




Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Episode 77: American Applegates

Dark Suburban Satire!

This week, Faults in the Vaults takes a closer look at a pair of clean cut suburban families with secrets under the surface. We pull out the shears and prune back American Beauty (1999) in order to Meet the Applegates (1990).

The Mailbag brings us further talks of Steven Soderbergh, hard to find films, and the extreme handsomeness of Ryan Gosling.

Diggin' Up the Docs finds Josh and Mitch checking out Chris Smith's brand new Netflix exclusive, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017), the bizarre behind the scenes account of Jim Carrey's immersive process to become the late Andy Kaufman for the film Man on the Moon (1999).

Also in this episode, Turkey Day recaps, Black Friday madness, Parks doc updates, and the return of Raleigh Soapery and some exclusive holiday deals!