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!