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!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #5: Parks Doc, Punisher, & Justice League

The boys still find themselves confounded by Field of Dreams.

WARNING: f you haven't watched Episode 1 of The Punisher or seen Justice League, tread carefully, spoilers ahead!

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.

Mitch and Josh start the latest B-Roll with a major announcement about the Michael Parks documentary! In this edition, we examine Josh being an idiot and giving up his cushy day job at a major corporation to instead chase down independent work. Mitch takes his turn being a moron by choosing to watch Justice League rather than The Punisher, and the boys talk over their Turkey Day plans!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Episode 76: Field of Frequency

Dead Dads!

This week, Faults in the Vaults pairs two fantasy films featuring unexplained connections between failed fathers and regret filled sons. We sell the farm and plow through Field of Dreams (1989), in order to bend space and time and rewrite the past in favor of Frequency (2000).

The Mailbag sparks a search and conversation about an oft-forgotten parody film, The Silence of the Hams (1994).

This Week in Torrents, Josh hops across the pond to highlight Toby MacDonald and Mark Chappell's hilarious, but short lived series, My Life in Film (2004).

Mitch goes Diggin' Up the Docs to take a look at Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans (2015), the fascinating chronicle of classic cool movie star McQueen's obsession with auto racing and the troubled production to get Le Mans (1971) to screen.

S.T.U.R.G.E.S. debuts a brand new segment - Soapbox Seconds - which adds extra insights and opinions on films and topics discussed during previous episodes. Also in this episode, Josh's birthday recap and alcohol-induced impulse buys, the Michael Parks documentary finds new life, and Mitch runs afoul of the Irvine Police Department over a breakfast burrito.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Episode 75: Ocean's Out of Sight

Ocean's Eleven Out of SightGeorge Clooney, Criminal!

This week, Faults in the Vaults returns after a brief hiatus with a Steven Soderbergh-helmed double bill featuring fantastic all star casts led by the dashing George Clooney as a charming and charismatic career criminal. We beef up security and round up 2001's Ocean's Eleven in order to break out 1998's Out of Sight.

The Mailbag sifts through some long neglected reader mail and delivers a continental shout out. This Week in Torrents, despite its' more recent negative attention, Josh highlights a shining example of Rick and Morty fandom with The Delicious Taste of Ice Cream.

George ClooneyDiggin' Up the Docs finds both Mitch and Josh captivated by the life and career of Steven Spielberg in Susan Lacy's refreshingly candid career retrospective, appropriately titled Spielberg (2017).

Recycled Cinema points its historical lens at Alexander Mackendrick's classic UK "Comedy of Errors", The Ladykillers (1955), starring the great Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers, and then compares and contrasts with the curious career misfire that is Joel and Ethan Coen's Americanized screwball retread of The Ladykillers (2004) led by a scenery stealing Tom Hanks.

Also in this episode, a brief recap of lost time, Mitch takes a trip back East, Josh begins a new job, Halloween comes and goes, and new projects loom on the horizon...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Episode 74: Speed of Pelham One Two Three

Soapbox OfficePublic Transit Perils!

This week, Faults in the Vaults examines the dangers of public transportation with a pairing of action-crime-thrillers. We drop below 50mph and blow away Jan de Bont's adrenaline powerhouse, Speed (1994), in order to clear a path for Joseph Sargent's cerebral subway heist classic, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974).

The Mailbag culls the best of our listeners from the world of Twitter. This Week in Torrents, Josh presents a vintage episode of SNL hosted by the late Walter Matthau, with original commercials!

Soapbox OfficeAnother edition of Where in the World Cinema? finds Mitch contining his tour of Italia with a lesson on Giallo films in the form of 1987's Opera, the Rock & Roll mystery slasher masterpiece from the Italian horror maestro himself, Dario Argento!

Recycled Cinema returns to take another look at Tony Scott's abysmally bloated and bland, big budget remake of The Taking of Pelham 123(2009), starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, and Felix Enriquez Alcala's surprisingly watchable TV effort, TheTaking of Pelham One Two Three (1998), starring Edward James Olmos and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Also in this episode, Josh begins festival submissions for his new short film, Other Fish finds a public release, and the guys regale with their coverage of this year's Rock and Roll Carnival fundraiser from the awesome folks at!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #4: Getting Older, The Church of Satan, and Other Cult Religions

B-Roll 4Mitch and Josh recover from birthday celebrations and gear up for another busy week of work, so we again break from the regularly scheduled programming to bring you Soapbox B-Roll #4!

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, Mitch gets a little older, Josh discusses his upcoming fundraising campaign for the Parks documentary, along with updates on his latest short film. Mitch goes through the list of approved films for The Church of Satan and reminisces about Battlefield Earth and the pros and cons of becoming a Scientologist.

Don't quit listening till the end...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Episode 73: Drinking & Drive-ins - Lifeforce

Tobe Hooper Tribute!

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.

This time, we pay tribute to the passing of another icon of genre cinema, the great Tobe Hooper, director of such classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 & 2, Salem's Lot, and Poltergeist! Kick back with one of our customized cinema cocktails and listen as we take a look back at his epic Sci-Fi/Horror space oddity, Lifeforce (1985)...

drinksJosh goes Digging Up The Docs to introduce the initiated to the world of theatrical music composition with Matt Schrader's Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016).

The Soapbox Rant takes issue with the erasure of established sequel continuity in film franchises.

Also in this episode, Josh takes ill while Mitch takes issue with David Lynch and Christopher Nolan, Kingsman reviews, and plenty of love for Scream Factory!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Episode 72: The Dirty Eagles Dare

PodcastNazi Hunters!

This week, Faults in the Vaults goes behind enemy lines to seek out and eliminate some Nazi scum. We're forced to court martial Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen (1967) in order to team up with our Allies across the pond in Brian G. Hutton's Where Eagles Dare (1968).

The Mailbag sparks a conversation of that begins with mindless entertainment and ends with shameless self-promotion. This Week in Torrents, Josh digs up a rare 1974 episode of Bob Godfrey's Do It Yourself Film Animation Show, guest hosted by ex-Python, Terry Gilliam.

Mitch sorts through the frequent title changes and confusing history of Enzo G. Castellari's Italian cult classic, The Inglorious Bastards (1978) in another edition of Where in the World Cinema?

Also in this episode, altercations at the multiplex, killer clowns, earthquakes, and other misadventures...


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #3: Roller Derby Rules, Bone Collectors, and Muppet Love

September schedules provide little room for movie watching, but the Soapbox Office rolls on. We once again break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you Soapbox B-Roll #3!

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, the Juno/Whip It discussion continues as Josh and Mitch cover some missed talking points from last week's episode, Josh dishes on his busy schedule and latest short film collaboration, and Mitch recalls his visit to the new Slashback Video exhibition, upcoming Beyond Fest film screenings, and his unhealthy obsession with The Muppets.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Episode 71: Juno, Whip It

Whip ItGirl Power!

Special Spotlight Interview - Celia Milius (actress, Wild Seed)

­This week, Faults in the Vaults searches for its feminine side with a pairing of Ellen Page - fronted feminist features. We're forced to abort Jason Reitman's Juno (2007) in favor of Drew Barrymore's female empowering roller derby romp, Whip It (2009).

The Mailbag trolls a hater of info-tainment and sparks more audio FLAC projects for Dr. Josh... Josh goes Diggin' Up the Docs this week to chronicle the rise and evolution of the Riot Grrl movement from the perspective of the woman who helped start it, Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna, in Sini Anderson's The Punk Singer (2013)!

Mitch help to navigate the seemingly confusing and surprisingly dense history of Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita (1990) and John Badham's Point of No Return (1993) in another edition of Recycled Cinema.

Also in this episode, Michael Parks tribute month at the New Beverly comes to a close, Cinefamily scandals, stargazing at the Improv, website maintenance, and health issues!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #2: Parksploitation, Richard Dreyfuss, & Josh's Dead Stepmom

Due to Mitch's head-cold and Josh meeting with a plastic-surgeon about a nose-job, we again take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you Soapbox B-Roll #2!

B-Roll is little more than a drunken-conversation between two jackasses that don't have the time to research a normal episode of the podcast. That's right, it's all Mitch & Josh.

In this edition, Mitch whines and complains about his health, working too much, and his inability to commit to alcoholism. Meanwhile, Josh wheezes and bitches into a microphone about dead family members, masturbating to his friend's movie, and having sociopathic tendencies.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Episode 70: Rebel Without a Wild Seed

Wild Seed, Soapbox officeYoung Rebels!

This week, Faults in the Vaults returns with a pairing of films depicting rebellious young love and the hardships of youth.We play "Chickie Run" and bail on Rebel Without a Cause (1955) in order to hop a train car and make off with 1965's Wild Seed.

The Mailbag is chock full of shout-outs, worldly connections, and technical questions about the speech patterns of S.T.U.R.G.E.S...

This Week in Torrents, Mitch and Josh detail a brief history of Disney's Silly Symphonies collection, the theatrical short animations that ran from 1929 to 1939.

Wild seedMitch goes Slipping Through The Tracks, courtesy of a birthday request in order to highlight the upbeat bossa nova-laden soundtrack to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid by the legendary Burt Bacharach!

Also in this episode, night outings at New Beverly, post-TromaDance Other Fish, Outtake-O-Rama with Pinky and the Brain, and more fun with the great products from Raleigh Soapery!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #1: Trivia with Budds

This week, Josh and Mitch take a break from your regularly scheduled programming in order to dodge nuclear threats from North Korea and tiki torch Nazis by taking shelter at the New Beverly Cinema for a month long tribute to Michael Parks...

Listen in bewilderment as Mitch calmly and coldly consults his specrtumy database! Hear in horror how Josh wheezes & coughs into the mic when he can't edit an episode! Marvel at our shortcomings while we talk Evil Dead and 70's One Hit Wonders!

Please enjoy the very first Soapbox B-Roll Special featuring our guest spot on the extremely fun and entertaining, Trivia with Budds podcast, hosted by comedian Ryan Budds!

You can find Trivia with Budds on iTunes, Stitcher, Libsyn, and