Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Episode 21: Mannhunter

Soapbox Office
Michael Mann Magnificence!

This week's Faults in the Vaults takes a look at a pairing of crime thrillers from the prolific oeuvre of the director. Specifically, we're sticking to the discipline and walking out the door on 1995's Heat in order to pick up the old scent of 1986's Manhunter!

Mitch emerges from the depths of The Mailbag with a question about films that make you cry. In Diggin' Up The Docs, Josh forays into the world of the Beat movement with Chuck Workman's The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (1999).

The Soapbox Rant stokes the fires as the guys make time to take down generational coveting. Mitch takes a turn Slipping Through the Tracks and chooses to champion composer Elliot Goldenthal's genre-bending score to Julie Taymor's Shakespeare adaptation, Titus (1999).

Soapbox OfficeAnd in Total Recast, Mitch & Josh wax hypothetical and ponder some cinematic casting scenarios that could have been. This time, Mitch imagines a Pacino-less Heat, while Josh finds himself a different Midnight Cowboy!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Episode 20: Independence Day Arrival

The Arrival, Soapbox OfficeAlien Invasions Abound!

The boys are uploading a virus to Roland Emmerich's Independence Day in order to boost the signal for David Twohy's alien conspiracy sleeper, The Arrival. That's right, this week we're talking the year the aliens invaded earth, 1996, in Faults in the Vaults.

In Diggin' Up The Docs, Josh and Mitch gush about a mutual love of the band The Descendents in the form of 2013's documentary Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All.

The Soapbox Rant gets the guys riled up as they take the offensive against internet spoilers while Josh takes a turn Slipping Through the Tracks and draws attention to the punk rock/bluegrass sounds of Mark Lanegan with the Lawless soundtrack (2012) .

soapbox officeAnd in Total Recast, Mitch & Josh wax hypothetical and pick their cinematic Presidents to lead the nation against imminent alien invasion!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Episode 19: American Romper Stomper

Romper stomper Skinheads, Oi! Oi! Oi!

This week, Faults in the Vaults presents a pair of dour skinhead dramas from the 1990's. We're putting to the curb, the very troubled production of Tony Kaye's American History X (1998) in favor of Geoffrey Wright's Romper Stomper (1992). Oi! Oi! Oi!

This Week in Torrents Josh highlights a very titillating and little seen uncensored HD version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)! For Slipping Through the Tracks, Mitch chooses an underappreciated Carter Burwell score from David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner (1997).

romper stomperIn The Soapbox Rant, Josh gives our listeners a history lesson on the origins of the skinhead movement and attempts to correct some all too often made misconceptions.

Finally, in Total Recast, Mitch swaps Edward Furlong from the problematic American History X while Josh chooses to find him a more suitable acting role!

All Music by Cam Mosavian

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Episode 18: Glengarry State and Main

State and Main David Mamet
David Mamet Madness!

This week, Faults in the Vaults, we're taking a look at a few works from the great mind and pen of David Mamet. We're passing on the set of steak knives and giving the sack to 1992's Glengarry Glenross and then we're heading for small town America to make a big picture out of State and Main (2000).

Mitch cracks open The Mailbag to discuss another possible financial windfall and answer questions about reboots.

This Week in Torrents returns and Josh chooses to highlight the special collection of Beavis and Butt-head that is The King Turd Collection Vol 2. In The Soapbox Rant, the guys take issue with the Bechdel Test as a critical benchmark. For Slipping Through the Tracks, Josh picks up the gauntlet and brings attention to the interesting history behind Anton Karas' Soundtrack to The Third Man (1939).

soapbox officeAnd in Total Recast, the guys insert Mamet-alum, Alec Baldwin, into other classic films and ponder some What If... casting alternatives that could have rewritten cinema history as we know it!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Episode 17: The Fugitive Mosquito Coast

Harrison Ford Films!

Faults in the Vaults with a Harrison Ford double bill. We're setting up roadblocks and bringing in the U.S. Marshals to take down Andrew Davis' big screen adaptation of The Fugitive (1993), then we're packing up and heading South to raise up Peter Weir's adventure drama, The Mosquito Coast (1986).

Mitch cracks open The Mailbag to respond to an intriguing business proposal. Josh once again delivers a Digging Up The Docs, to present Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, the feature length documentary adaptation about the rise of The New Hollywood, from the bestselling book by Peter Biskind.

In The Soapbox Rant, the guys shoot down the negative reactions toward the age old tradition that is -- the Hollywood remake. For Slipping Through the Tracks, Mitch rises to the occasion and submits an under-praised score by Ashe & Spencer from the little seen supernatural-tinged drama, Stay (2005).

Finally, in Total Recast, the guys give Harrison Ford a chance to showcase his acting range as they are tasked with inserting him into classic dramatic films in order to ponder some What If... casting alternatives that could have rewritten cinema history!

Music by Cam Mosavian