Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Episode 77: American Applegates

Dark Suburban Satire!

This week, Faults in the Vaults takes a closer look at a pair of clean cut suburban families with secrets under the surface. We pull out the shears and prune back American Beauty (1999) in order to Meet the Applegates (1990).

The Mailbag brings us further talks of Steven Soderbergh, hard to find films, and the extreme handsomeness of Ryan Gosling.

Diggin' Up the Docs finds Josh and Mitch checking out Chris Smith's brand new Netflix exclusive, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017), the bizarre behind the scenes account of Jim Carrey's immersive process to become the late Andy Kaufman for the film Man on the Moon (1999).

Also in this episode, Turkey Day recaps, Black Friday madness, Parks doc updates, and the return of Raleigh Soapery and some exclusive holiday deals!




Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Soapbox B-Roll #5: Parks Doc, Punisher, & Justice League

The boys still find themselves confounded by Field of Dreams.

WARNING: f you haven't watched Episode 1 of The Punisher or seen Justice League, tread carefully, spoilers ahead!

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.

Mitch and Josh start the latest B-Roll with a major announcement about the Michael Parks documentary! In this edition, we examine Josh being an idiot and giving up his cushy day job at a major corporation to instead chase down independent work. Mitch takes his turn being a moron by choosing to watch Justice League rather than The Punisher, and the boys talk over their Turkey Day plans!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Episode 76: Field of Frequency

Dead Dads!

This week, Faults in the Vaults pairs two fantasy films featuring unexplained connections between failed fathers and regret filled sons. We sell the farm and plow through Field of Dreams (1989), in order to bend space and time and rewrite the past in favor of Frequency (2000).

The Mailbag sparks a search and conversation about an oft-forgotten parody film, The Silence of the Hams (1994).

This Week in Torrents, Josh hops across the pond to highlight Toby MacDonald and Mark Chappell's hilarious, but short lived series, My Life in Film (2004).

Mitch goes Diggin' Up the Docs to take a look at Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans (2015), the fascinating chronicle of classic cool movie star McQueen's obsession with auto racing and the troubled production to get Le Mans (1971) to screen.

S.T.U.R.G.E.S. debuts a brand new segment - Soapbox Seconds - which adds extra insights and opinions on films and topics discussed during previous episodes. Also in this episode, Josh's birthday recap and alcohol-induced impulse buys, the Michael Parks documentary finds new life, and Mitch runs afoul of the Irvine Police Department over a breakfast burrito.




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Episode 75: Ocean's Out of Sight

Ocean's Eleven Out of SightGeorge Clooney, Criminal!

This week, Faults in the Vaults returns after a brief hiatus with a Steven Soderbergh-helmed double bill featuring fantastic all star casts led by the dashing George Clooney as a charming and charismatic career criminal. We beef up security and round up 2001's Ocean's Eleven in order to break out 1998's Out of Sight.

The Mailbag sifts through some long neglected reader mail and delivers a continental shout out. This Week in Torrents, despite its' more recent negative attention, Josh highlights a shining example of Rick and Morty fandom with The Delicious Taste of Ice Cream.

George ClooneyDiggin' Up the Docs finds both Mitch and Josh captivated by the life and career of Steven Spielberg in Susan Lacy's refreshingly candid career retrospective, appropriately titled Spielberg (2017).

Recycled Cinema points its historical lens at Alexander Mackendrick's classic UK "Comedy of Errors", The Ladykillers (1955), starring the great Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers, and then compares and contrasts with the curious career misfire that is Joel and Ethan Coen's Americanized screwball retread of The Ladykillers (2004) led by a scenery stealing Tom Hanks.

Also in this episode, a brief recap of lost time, Mitch takes a trip back East, Josh begins a new job, Halloween comes and goes, and new projects loom on the horizon...