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 TriviawithBudds.com



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Episode 69: American Booty Call

Soapbox Office Podcast, movie90's Sex Comedies!

This week, Faults in the Vaults gets a little raunchy. Our hormones kick into overdrive with a pairing of 90's sex comedies, as we swear off all baked goods because of 1999's American Pie and instead plan for a late night visit with Booty Call (1997).

The Mailbag sparks a discussion on classic film noir and continues an old discussion about memorable movie lines. Diggin' Up the Docs has Josh highlighting Danny Gold's If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017) where legendary entertainer, Carl Reiner, sits down and chats with fellow nonagenarians about staying active and productive well into the twilight years.

Soapbox Office Podcast, movieJosh and Mitch take aim at social media's influence over advertising and those pre-trailer trailers in the Soapbox Rant.

Another edition of Recycled Cinema takes a brief look at the comedy work of Francis Veber --- France's unheralded MVP of the Hollywood remake, specifically his modern classic Le Dîner de Cons (1998) and its star-studded American counterpart, Dinner for Schmucks (2010).

Also in this episode, a night at the New Beverly, awkward sex stories, and other silliness with the great products from Raleigh Soapery!





Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Episode 68: A Few Good Rainmakers

Disorder in the Courts!

This week, Faults in the Vaults returns as we head into the courtroom for a double feature of high brow, high stakes legal dramas. We learn to handle the truth and court martial A Few Good Men (1992) in order to carve out a large settlement for Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker (1997).

The Mailbag continues a Steven King discussion and tries to gauge excitement for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Josh goes Slipping Through the Tracks to make a case for the great Elmer Bernstein's atmospheric and tension-laced score for Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear (1991).

Another edition of Recycled Cinema takes a look back at Sidney Lumet's courtroom classic, 12 Angry Men (1957) and William Friendkin's outstanding 1997 remake led by Jack Lemmon and a who's who of top acting talent.

Also in this episode, a Parksploitation-extravaganza at the New Beverly, Josh's short, animated film Other Fish getting into TromaDance, clashes with Johnny Law, and useful legal tips with a little help from the great products at Raleigh Soapery!




Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Episode 67: Drinking & Drive-In's- Bruiser

BruiserGeorge Romero Tribute!

This week we again temporarily put aside Faults in the Vaults to concentrate on a Drinking and Drive-In's tribute to the life of the creator of the living dead, George Romero! Get ready to dawn a mask in order to finally be seen as we celebrate his 2000 film, Bruiser!

In The News, we recap our 2017 Comic-Con experience of hanging at the IMDboat, shooting at The American Comedy Co, and dealing with the remnants of Con-Funk! We also take a dive into The Mailbag where we answer a listener query having to do with the greatest film quotes of all time.

BruiserWe continue the Romero-celebration in Diggin' Up The Doc's to discover the origin's of the man's career with Rob Kuhn's 2013 documentary, Birth of the Living Dead.  Both it and Bruiser are currently available for free with an Amazon Prime subscription!

In a special Soapbox PSA, Josh talks about The New Beverly Cinema's August tribute to Michael Parks, Parksploitation! All month in August, The New Bev will be screening some of the best and most rare Parks movies he ever did!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Episode 66: Drinking & Drive-Ins - Maximum Overdrive

King's Killer Cars!

This week, we temporarily put aside Faults in the Vaults to bring you yet 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 take shelter at the Dixie Boy and fall prey to the menacing mind of Stephen King with 1986's Maximum Overdrive!

Stephen King, Soapbox Office PodcastA listener recommendation leads Josh to go Diggin' Up The Docs in order to rediscover and reminisce about the grand-scale miniature work that went into the creation of the famous HBO feature presentation logo.

This week's Soapbox Rant puts the Disney corporation on blast for its attempt to erase cultural insensitivity and other questionable content from its' history. Mitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks to rock out to the confusingly overlooked soundtrack to The Who's rock opera, Quadrophenia (1979).

Also in this episode, George Romero tributes, San Diego Comic Con prep, and a mechanical uprising is challenged by the excellent man- made products from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Episode 65: E.T. not included

Friendly 80's Aliens!

Spotlight Interview with Writer/Director, Matthew Robbins!

This week, Faults in the Vaults returns again as we get another visit from the stars. It's an Amblin Entertainment - alien double feature as we turn off our heart lights on 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in favor of 1987's *batteries not included.

This trip to The Mailbag produces some listener suggested Faults in the Vaults and a discussion on the career of the late, great Jonathan Demme, as well as some advice for better parenting through torrenting.

Podcast, title cardJosh goes Diggin' Up The Docs and finds Kent Jones' retrospective on Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015), based on Truffaut's classic film lit book, Cinema According to Hitchcock. Mitch details the long strange tale behind Shin Sang-Ok's kaiju curio, Pulgasari (1985), one of the rare few North Korean films to be released around the globe as part of Where in the World Cinema?

In another edition of Slipping Through the Tracks, Josh selects the score to 1981's Heartbeeps, the colossal Andy Kaufman flop, which just so happens to feature an interesting fusion of classical orchestral music and New Wave - synth from legendary composer, John Williams!

Also in this episode, post-Fourth of July celebrations, BabbleVision, Josh gains a Predator and talks about a Close Encounter, and the guys gift alien visitors with handmade Earthbound products from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Episode 64: Drinking & Drive-Ins - Americathon

Neil Israel Interview!

This week, we temporarily put aside Faults in the Vaults to bring you yet 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're celebrating the B-Day of the U.S. of A with 1979's surprisingly prophetic screwball satire, Americathon!

Mitch and Josh scrape The Mailbag and discuss the nature of actors taking on new skill sets for specific roles, as well as trying to recall early exposures to great acting in film. This Week in Torrents, Josh digs up the unsold Andy Kaufman pilot for Stick Around (1977).

Mitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks to provide an audio guide to the Planet of the Apes franchise, specifically the sounds of Tom Scott's contemporary primal jazz fusion score for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972).

Also in this episode, Fourth of July celebrations, TV binge-watching, Hicksville exploits, Corgi beach days, and a plethora of fine American made products from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Episode 63: Baby Drive The Driver

Cars and Crime!

This week,Faults in the Vaults celebrates the release of Edgar Wright's much anticipated, Baby Driver (2017), by pairing up some crime-fueled and adrenaline-filled chase films from the past. We're pulling the e-brake on Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive (2011), in order to highlight Walter Hill's criminally overlooked, but massively influential, The Driver (1978).

This Week in Torrents, Mitch and Josh recall run-ins with filmmaker par excellence, Edgar Wright, and praise his independent roots and raw talent on display in his first feature film, the madcap comedy spaghetti western, A Fistful of Fingers (1995).

Title cardContinuing the love fest, Josh goes Slipping Through the Tracks and selects the eclectic decade spanning and toe tapping soundtrack to Baby Driver (2017), featuring select tracks from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Carla Thomas, The Damned, Blur, Queen, and more...

Also in this episode, early spoiler-free Baby Driver reviews, more praise for the Wright stuff, Mitch and Josh ponder a life of crime, and more about the great products from Raleigh Soapery!