Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Episode 79: A Black Christmas Story

The Soapbox Office PodcastBob Clark Christmas!

This week, Faults in the Vaults attempts to shake up some beloved holiday traditions as we trade in A Christmas Story (1983) for the holiday-themed horror, Black Christmas (1974).

The Mailbag speaks of Cary Grant and ponders a female equivalent for The Guzman Bump. Recycled Cinema takes a look at 1947's holiday classic, The Bishop's Wife and Penny Marshall's all-black update, The Preacher's Wife (1996), starring the late Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington in the place of the ever-charming Cary Grant.

Soapbox Office PodcastJosh spreads some holiday cheer, This Week in Torrents, and digs up the hard to find special, John Denver and The Muppets: A ChristmasTogether (1979).

In another edition of The Hate Debate, Josh argues for the holiday merits of Gremlins (1984) as Mitch fights for its superior sequel.

Also in this episode, more Parks documentary updates, The Shape of Water screenings, and even more talk of the great holiday deals from Raleigh Soapery and The Soapbox Office Podcast Cool Yule Contest Giveaway Type Thing!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Episode 78: 10 Switchblade Sisters I Hate

soapbox office podcastSneaky Shakespeare!

This week, Faults in the Vaults, takes the old and makes it new again and looks back at a pair of modernized teen-centric Shakespearean adaptations. We add to the list of 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and instead declare allegiance to the Switchblade Sisters (1975).

title cardSlipping Through the Tracks returns after a lengthy hiatus as Josh highlights the work of Steven Price and Basement Jaxx on Joe Cornish's Attack the Block (2011). Akira Kurosawa transplants Shakespeare's Hamlet to the corrupt Post-war corporate world in The Bad Sleep Well (1960) as part of another edition of Where in the World Cinema?

Soapbox Seconds adds to last week's discussion and speaks of the cinematic pedigree of Meet the Applegates (1990).

Also in this episode, concrete blues, Parks Doc news, Raleigh Soapery holiday deals and The Soapbox Office Podcast Cool Yule Contest Giveaway Type Thing!