John and Hunter explore the dark side of all-American good guy Jimmy Stewart in Anthony Mann's brooding western, The Naked Spur, co-starring the great Ralph Meeker, the beautiful Janet Leigh, the charismatic Robert Ryan, and the salty Millard Mitchell. Be sure to rate us on iTunes and leave a review if you want to support the show!
What do you get when you have a man who sounds exactly like Elvis, and wears a mask to hide his identity performing AFTER Elvis Presley's death in 1977? You get Orion AKA Jimmy Ellis, and his incredible story.
This week, we look at the excellent documentary Orion: The Man Who Would be King. Who was Orion?, What sort of shockwaves did he send in the late 1970's and early 1980's? And just how did it ultimately affect the man behind the mask - Jimmy Ellis?
This is a fascinating documentary, and an incredible story to boot.
Please note: We do drift off for 5 minutes to talk about the latest Cheap Trick album, only because it is so damn good and we couldn't help ourselves.
Anyway, sit back, listen and learn the amazing tale of Orion.
Go follow and support the filmmaker of Orion on Twitter HERE
Or, follow the Documentary's page on Facebook HERE
Or go to the website, for all VOD and other information HERE
Well folks, we are back from our Easter break, and laying upon you all the wonder of the video magazine. Remember those? Nope, not many of you would. Well in this episode, we cover (and we have been threatening it for a while now) Vol. 1 of the Hard Rockin' gem known as the Hard 'N Heavy video magazine.
In this issue, we break down every part of this video, the ridiculous interviews, the Nu 4 U section, what does Lemmy have in his Trick or Treat bag? And who the f**k are The Party Ninjas?
As promised in the episode, here is the video to the awesome track 'Fatman' by Mammoth.
Anyway, we hope you enjoy this episode, we will cover Vol. 2 sometime down the line. In the meantime, remember, if it's lewd, crude and rude, it's HARD N HEAVY!!!!
This week, while Stuart is off preying on broken-down tourists in the Outback, John and Hunter discuss Stephen Chow's under-appreciated masterpiece CJ7, Chow's other films from Hong Kong, and movies about toys and childhood in general.
Be sure to like us on Facebook (join our group for discussion too), as well as subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!
Hey all, back with a new episode, and this time we delve into the world of fast cars, senseless violence and beautiful women. Of course, we are talking none other, than the 1975 cult classic DEATH RACE 2000.
Who couldn't resist a film, where David Carradine, resplendent in his auto-erotic fixation garb, is named Frankenstein, or Sylvester Stallone - who has the worst case of crooked mouth ever, in any of his films, fires a tommy gun into the throng of onlookers in the audience, or nudity of beautiful women, strictly for the sake of nudity or.... ok, you get the picture.
Anyway, it all makes for another fun filled episode, of course we drift off onto our usual tangents, but then, it truly wouldn't be an MMC episode if we didn't, right?
Finally, please excuse the dodgy audio, Stuart's recording and mic had some technical difficulties, the impact should be minimal, but hey, we are just giving you all a heads up.
Stay Away, from Captain Howdy. Keep right away, not because he is scary or anything, it's because this film BLOWS. Yes, that's right folks, we venture into very rare territory this week - Horror, What with John absent for this one, Stu and Hunter, both fans of Dee Snider, decided to look at his 1998 effort - Strangeland.
What we discovered, was a clumsily written, and poorly made film, that looked solely into trying to turn the Captain Howdy character into a franchise, ala Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees etc etc.
We also discuss Dee and his recently defunct podcast, plus of course Twisted Sister. Like we say, we are fans of Dee, but we call this film for what it is....remember, stay away, right away from Captain Howdy.
After a very long absence from the show, we are finally joined again, by the legendary Soopermexican, to talk CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS, the very uplifting, family documentary... if your family is as messed up as this one that is.
We talk at length, some very heavy issues in this one, such as the heinous act of child abuse (of which is the central theme to the documentary). We also discuss some other things that leave us dumbfounded, such as Black History Month, Donald Trump, what is wrong with The Netherlands, and Soopermexican threatens to leave America if the Democrats get in.
It all makes for another fun filled episode, we hope the humour can counteract the depressive nature of the topic at hand.
See ya next week.
P.S - A big thanks to Soopermexican for the artwork, go follow him on twitter HERE
It's Valentine's Day on the day of this episodes release, and what says love and romance better than John Woo's THE KILLER. On this weeks episode, we look at this heavily lauded action thriller, that set John Woo apart from other filmmakers out there.
We also riff on politics, Dee Snider, the Superbowl and also Rob Zombie. Oh, and we are joined on this one by the Armenian madman Garo Nigoghossian too.
Konnichiwa. This week here on the MMC we head to the streets of Japan and discuss the 1974 flick THE YAKUZA. How does it fare up after 40 plus years? Well, listen on and find out. There is also the usual non topic banter you expect from us. Thoughts on the Oscar boycott, plus Stu and John give Hunter some important tips on just what sort of women he should be looking for in the dating scene, plus some other stuff we bushido on about.
It all makes for another way that the MMC get your week started (or winding it up, depend on how you view the calendar week).
Well, here we are, back for the first episode of 2016. As promised during our episode with Paul Bishop from last year, we said we would discuss the latest instalment in the Rocky series - Creed. Anyway, we were due to break tradition, and cover a current blockbuster, so here it is.
Thanks to Paul for returning back with us on this one, it was a lot of fun.
Please excuse the whirring noise during the first couple of minutes of the episode, it was hotter than hell itself when Stuart was recording, and the sound you hear is the sound of his fan blasting at full pelt. It disappears real quick though.
Also, listen out for an announcement regarding our donation episode we still have available (for now anyway)
Hey everybody, well here are the details on how to purchase a donation of $2.50 U.S (or more if you are so inclined) and receive the BONUS episode we recorded - The Return of Garo!!
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Hooray for Hollywood....NOT. This week we look at the seedier side of Hollywood. The scandals they wish you didn't know about.
This is our final episode for 2015 for the itunes feed, website, stitcher etc - However, there will be one more episode out next week which will be via donation only. Details at the end of this show, and via a special announcement due out in a few days.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to violence! The word, and the act... and the podcast. That's right gang, this week, it's all about Russ Meyer, and his seminal film from 1965 - FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!
We discuss Meyer's masterpiece, while also discussing how his films were lean in length (and not an overblown mess like modern films are today) and also the beauties that are, the 3 female leads in this film.
And as usual, we trail off into other areas of discussion. It will probably upset the socialists, but meh, f**k em.
This week, after a brief hiatus, we return to the Shaw-lin Temple to visit a beloved character from the banner of our show, the legendary Shaw Brothers super-hero super-movie Super Inframan!
Hunter asks the questions while John responds by relating his love for the movie as he runs down the history of the film, the actors involved, and how the character found an audience in the United States after being quickly forgotten in Hong Kong.
Who knows, what evil lurks... oh wait, wrong Shadow. Ok, this week, we continue our (unplanned) run of foreign films. This time we journey over to France, and look at Nuits Rouge from 1974, also known as SHADOWMAN.
We adopt some really poor French, oh, and we also discuss this oddball little film. Sit back, enjoy some Bourdeaux or a Claret, a Fromage platter, and an appetizer of frogs legs,
See you all next week.
Qui sait, ce que le mal rôde ... oh, attendez, mauvais Ombre. Ok, cette semaine, nous poursuivons notre (imprévue) série de films étrangers. Ce voyage dans le temps que nous à la France, et de regarder Nuits Rouge de 1974, également connu comme Shadowman.
Nous adoptons certains vraiment mauvais français, oh, et nous discutons également de ce petit film excentrique. Asseyez-vous, profiter de certains Bourdeaux ou un Claret, un plateau de fromage, et un apéritif de cuisses de grenouilles,
We're delving into old school anthology horror this week, looking at two specific episodes of One Step Beyond and Boris Karloff's Thriller. We also go on tangents about other horror movies, Tango & Cash, an obscure Robert E. Howard adaptation, and film criticism. The episodes we cover on the show are available on YouTube for you to watch below. Enjoy!
This week we have decided to finally look at, in depth, the 1988 comedy classic, from the multi talented Hui Brothers 'Chicken and Duck Talk'.
A wonderful little comedy, that unfortunately nobody knows outside of Asia. So Stu and John decided that it was time, that you Westerners opened your eyes, and your minds a bit, to the comic styling of the Hui Brothers, and in particular, this little gem of a film.
So, we decided this week, to each review a film of our choice, that the other 2 hosts on the show haven't seen before. Some interesting picks were chosen, some laughter to be had, and just who, or what is Mr. Arrowshelf?
It all adds up to another fun filled MMC episode, we dare you to last more than 28 minutes muhahahaha
Hey kids, you like up to the minute movie news right? Don't you love podcasts that date themselves, the moment they reference the news for that week?..... neither do we. HOWEVER, we decided to break protocol, and try our hand at it (with tongue planted somewhat in cheek), the results are, well, another movie news week podcast, hence the subheading - WORST EPISODE EVER.
Fear not, this is definitely not a new path we will be taking, we are back to our normal format (do we even have a format?) next week. This is just us highlighting, how booorrrrrriiinnnggg those Hollywood news podcast episodes can be Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
see ya next week
To read the article John goes in depth about on this episode, find part 1 of it HERE
Welcome folks to another episode of the MMC. This week, we were very fortunate to be joined by legendary LAPD Detective turned author - Paul Bishop.
It's information overload on this one, as Paul is kind enough to share some of his stories, of his time in the LAPD, along with his thoughts on the O.J Simpson case, and the subsequent trial. He also regales us with his first hand account, of his time on the frontline during the L.A riots of 1992.
But that's not all, as we said, he is also an author, and a prolific one at that. He discusses his books with us (and his upcoming new one LIE CATCHERS)
BUT, that's still not all, we also discuss the differences of portrayals of Police Officers in Hollywood, on the big and small screen, compared to that of real life.
It all makes for a fascinating listen, we cannot thank Paul enough for joining us, and look forward to having him back again, with us, in the near future.
You can find Paul, and his works in the links below.
Tickets please !!! Got anybody in the trunk? Yes? Go on get outta here. Hey all, this week, we trek into drive-in territory, and look at a couple of AIP flicks from the 50's - INVASION OF THE SAUCERMEN plus HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER.
We talk about the benefit, sometimes, of a shorter leaner film, compared to a bloated modern day Hollywood feature. We also discuss the crude special effects of Hollywood back in the 50's, and, the films at hand of course.
So ease the seat back, stock up at the concession stand, and enjoy.
See you all next week.
NOTE: The sound on this episode is replicated to sound like it was broadcast out of a drive-in car speaker, there is nothing wrong with your sound system. We will return to normal sound next week.
Oi, Shine up your Doc Martens, pop on your braces and and listen in to Der Fools as we discuss the little known Australian Nazi skinhead flick ROMPER STOMPER.
Stuart clues you all in on Melbourne in the early 90's, and how this film was made in the area he worked in at the time.
Also discussed is the real life parallels drawn between this film, and the Cronulla Riots in Sydney in 2005. There is an excellent expose on those riots mentioned in the show, you can watch that right here.
Listen on, and enjoy, oh also - NAZI PUNKS FUCK OFF
Very few individuals are deserving of the label 'genius', James 'The amazing' Randi, is one though who is very deserved of that tag.
World famous Magician, Escape Artist, Debunker of Psychics , James Randi is all of these things... and more. On this week's episode Stuart and John look at the documentary on the life and times of James Randi 'An Honest Liar'.
We want you to see this amazing documentary, you can see it on Netflix. Or go rent or buy it from the following places
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of the Midnight Movie Cowboys? THE SHADOW KNOWS! On this episode, John and Hunter continue the MMC tradition of exploring the forgotten heroes of yesteryear in cinema (in previous episodes we've discussed The Phantom and Doc Savage), and this time we're talking about The Shadow, that mysterious figure who can cloud the minds of men!
The movie this episode focuses on specifically is the 1994 Russell Mulcahy film, starring our ol' buddy Alec Baldwin. Listen in to find out what we think.
Let us know what you think of this week's episode, you can e-mail us (email@example.com) or visit us on Facebook and join in the discussion on our message board. See you there!