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!!!