Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Episode 74: Speed of Pelham One Two Three

Soapbox OfficePublic Transit Perils!

This week, Faults in the Vaults examines the dangers of public transportation with a pairing of action-crime-thrillers. We drop below 50mph and blow away Jan de Bont's adrenaline powerhouse, Speed (1994), in order to clear a path for Joseph Sargent's cerebral subway heist classic, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974).

The Mailbag culls the best of our listeners from the world of Twitter. This Week in Torrents, Josh presents a vintage episode of SNL hosted by the late Walter Matthau, with original commercials!

Soapbox OfficeAnother edition of Where in the World Cinema? finds Mitch contining his tour of Italia with a lesson on Giallo films in the form of 1987's Opera, the Rock & Roll mystery slasher masterpiece from the Italian horror maestro himself, Dario Argento!

Recycled Cinema returns to take another look at Tony Scott's abysmally bloated and bland, big budget remake of The Taking of Pelham 123(2009), starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, and Felix Enriquez Alcala's surprisingly watchable TV effort, TheTaking of Pelham One Two Three (1998), starring Edward James Olmos and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Also in this episode, Josh begins festival submissions for his new short film, Other Fish finds a public release, and the guys regale with their coverage of this year's Rock and Roll Carnival fundraiser from the awesome folks at Musack.org!




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...