Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Episode 54: This Is The Rutles

Rock Mockumentaries!

This week, Faults in the Vaults turns its attention to two rock mockumentaries from two very distinct groups of comedy giants. We ship 1984's This Is Spinal Tap off to "Bitch School" in order to reminisce about the greatest British rock band that (n)ever was, The Rutles, in 1978's All You Need Is Cash...

Josh and Mitch delight in cracking open the Mailbag to spotlight some brand new hate mail.

This Week in Torrents, Josh waxes nostalgic for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and highlights an extended Director's Cut of Turtles Forever (2009)!

Where in the World Cinema? takes a trip to Merry Olde England in order to highlight 2009's In The Loop, the hilariously pitch perfect, but straight black political satire, a spin-off of the successful BBC series, The Thick Of It, from the creators of HBO's Veep and starring future 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi!

Mitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks to showcase Michael Kamen's fantastically eclectic jazz and samba-infused science fiction score to former Monty Python-alum, Terry Gilliam's brilliantly bizarre dystopian film, Brazil (1985).

Also in this episode, celebrity encounters at the workplace with everyone's favorite Beatle, legendary comedy drop-ins, food related shenanigans, and more fun uses for the handmade products from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!

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!