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

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!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Episode 43: Nixon & Nixon

CriticalNixon: Fact vs. Fiction!

Faults in the Vaults returns in the New Year and braces for our incoming President with a pair of films depicting one of the most notorious occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue --- Richard Milhous Nixon.  We accept the resignation of Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995) in favor of 2016's comic curio, Elvis & Nixon.

In this week's Spotlight Interview, we talk to the Writer and Executive Producer of Elvis & Nixon, Joey Sagal! Mr. Sagal sheds light on the origination of the movie as well as his own encounter with The King!

Title ImageThe Mailbag presents yet another chapter in the developing saga of brotherly civil war with more listener opinions. Digging Up The Docs takes an unfiltered look at the Man, the Myth, the Legend --- Evel Knievel, from the perspective of his adoring fans and friends who knew him best in Daniel Junge's Being Evel (2015).

Josh goes Slipping Through The Tracks to spotlight the often overlooked work of composer, Bruce Broughton, specifically his John Williams-esque work on Young Sherlock Holmes and *COUGH* where you can find the unreleased full sessions.

Also in this episode, New Year love for Raleigh Soapery, post-holiday updates, and more!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Episode 42: Drinking and Drive-In's- The Keep

The Keep!

Drinking & Drive-ins returns with a "lost" episode in which Mitch & Josh get a bit silly and pair together more diabolically delicious cocktails and one very strange and hard-to-find early film in the career of Michael Mann. That film is of course 1983's occult Nazi fairy tale horror, The Keep, based on F. Paul Wilson's book of the same name.

The Soapbox Rant finds itself with a mouthful as Josh and Mitch sound off on studio mandated restructuring due to public strong-arming! We're lookin' at you DC Cinematic Universe!

Also in this episode, some Yoga Hosers set stories, even more silliness and love for RaleighSoapery, the first mention of the Soapbox Office Hall of Fame, and yet another appearance by everyone's favorite purple dragon!!!