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!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Episode 62: Black Swan, Red Shoes

Tragic Ballerinas!

This week, in Faults in the Vaults, we strap on some ballet slippers and lose a grip on sanity with a pair of dance-centric dramas. We call in an understudy on Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan (2010) in order to sing the praises and educate the masses on what is arguably the greatest Technicolor film ever made, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Red Shoes (1948)!

We defend the honor and abilities of the uber-dreamy Ryan Gosling in The Mailbag! Josh digs up a great copy of the hilarious, but little seen, Lookwell!, the unsold pilot co-created by Robert Smigel and Conan O'Brien, starring the late Adam West for This Week in Torrents.

Mitch guides us around the crime-ridden ghetto of France to talk about La Haine (1995) in another edition of Where in the World Cinema? The Soapbox Rant wonders what happened to the multi-talented movie stars of old and when our collective expectations were lowered.

Also in this episode, drunken nights at Tonga Hut, more Real McKenzies music videos, BabbleVision, and even more great products from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Episode 61: The Usual Sushi Girl

The Soapbox Office Podcast
Heist Films w/a Twist!

Interview w/ Kern Saxton, director and co-screenwriter of Sushi Girl!

In this week's Faults in the Vaults, we shoot the Devil in the back and turn states' evidence on Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects (1995) and instead widen our cinematic palette and order up Kern Saxton's heist revenge film, Sushi Girl (2012)!

Title CardA trip to The Mailbag offers up some fun trivia tidbits from Chuck Russell's 1988 remake of The Blob. Mitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks to give a brief synopsis and history lesson on 1956's The Girl Can't Help It, Frank Tashlin's rocking musical comedy, featuring legendary performances from Little Richard, Eddie Cochran and more!

The Soapbox Rant attempts to navigate the murky waters of sexism and objective criticism in film.

Also in this episode, Adam West tributes,, a new commercial debuts, Mitch divulges TMI, and S.T.U.R.G.E.S. finally tallies the results and we announce the winners for our Raleigh Soapery prize pack giveaway!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Episode 60: Night of the Living Fly

Horror Remakes V2!

This week, Faults in the Vaults returns to discuss another pairing of classic horror remakes. We set traps and put David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986) out of its misery in order to resurrect Tom Savini's reimagining of George A Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1990)! We talk briefly with Tom Savini, legendary FX artist and director of NotLD '90!

In This Week in Torrents, Josh digs up a rare black and white workprint of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal complete with different scenes, additional narration, and weird voiceovers! Mitch goes Digging Up The Docs in search of the fantastic, but hard to find Lumiere and Company (1995) where 40 internationally acclaimed filmmakers try that hand at short subject filmmaking using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumiere Brothers.

Recycled Cinema takes a look at Irwin S. Yeaworth's 1958 drive-in classic, The Blob along with Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont's viscerally brutal and imaginative 1988 remake.

Also in this episode, iTunes' 5 Star reviews, the debut of Babble-Vision, Trivia with Budds, and the best deals on the Internet from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!