Jun 13, 2019

Rock Month: Volbeat

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Heeeeyyyyy everybody. Well it's that time of year again - Rock Month!! Yes we are a little behind schedule with it this year, but we WILL get our 4 Rock Month episodes out there. First off, as it always is, is Stu's pick, and this time we travel to Denmark, home of the heavenly tasting Havarti cheese, and the mighty VOLBEAT.

We go through their entire studio discography, and a tangent or two is thrown in there also (yes Eddie Trunk, we're looking at you)

For the first time ever, no John on this one, so Hunter and Stu get to geek out over Michael Poulsen and the Volbeat crew.

Have fun with this one and if you haven't heard them yet, go check out Volbeat.

Enjoy.

May 20, 2019

Motley Crue: The Dirt

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Why go arh and wanna deez, John go tend to his hiva beez, why arh, why arh, kickstart why arh.

And with those indecipherable lyrics, as sung by the christmas ham himself Vince Neil, the MMC boys, along with friend and returning guest from way back when - Richard Kuhn - look at the forever touted Motley Crue biopic - The Dirt.

For those of you who have read the book, you would know it is basically the Naked lunch of Rock biographies i.e it is un-filmable. So, how did Netflix and their team fair up? Well you'll have to listen to find out.

This is one of our longer episodes we have done in a while, there is a lot of 80's hair metal tangents interspersed in here also.

Enjoy

 

Apr 26, 2019

Cobra Kai and a Bunch of Tangents

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TANGENTS... that is all, that's all you are gonna get on this one

So, Hunter wasn't able to make this weeks episode, so, Stu and John decided to just wing it this week. No Topic? No Problem. There is a lengthy discussion on the awesome Youtube Red series COBRA KAI, however littered throughout the rest of the episode is just tangents. On what exactly? Well you are gonna have to listen on and find out.

See ya next week

Enjoy

Apr 15, 2019

The Octagon

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We're back with another Chuck Norris flick, this one being the 1980 opus of inner-monologue echo, "The Octagon". Chuck is joined by Lee Van Cleef, Ernie Hudson, and Chuck's cool mustache. It's like an Alan J. Pakula thriller with ninjas. Speaking of ninjas, no one will admit they exist. They're like the Freemasons or something!

Check it out on Amazon Prime here! Trailer below!

 

Apr 2, 2019

An Interview with James LaFond

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Whats up troops? We're finally back with a new episode, and this one is a ripper of a show. For this one, we are joined by author and boxing aficionado James LaFond.

We discuss his books, his career, a lot of boxing, but overall we just shoot the breeze, and James is a great guy also.

We reckon you'll have fun with this one, if you wanna complain about this episode not being long enough, don't blame us, blame Stu's electrician (listen on, it'll make sense).

Enjoy.

Mar 11, 2019

Ronnie Coleman: The King

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Yeah buddy! the MMC crew are back, and digging into the world of Bodybuilding once again. Hunter is on board for his first ever MMC Bodybuilding episode. This time we look at the documentary, on one of the greatest, and some would say controversial, bodybuilders of all time - Ronnie Coleman.

What shrouds this man in controversy you ask? Well, he was one of the pioneers, of the 'Mass Monster' phase that was ushered into Bodybuilding in the mid to late 90's, he was certainly the most successful one.

However, as years have gone by, and with Coleman in retirement, his insane training regiment, has finally taken it's toll. Numerous back surgeries have left Coleman nigh on crippled at the moment.

Give this a listen, then give it a watch. A fascinating documentary, on a guy who had it all and throughout managed to keep his humility, unfortunately, he couldn't keep his mobility.

See ya next episode

Lightweight baby!!

Enjoy

Feb 25, 2019

The Outlaw Josey Wales

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This week, the MMC takes a look at a long overdue episode, Clint Eastwood's "The Outlaw Josey Wales". Of course, you can't talk about Josey without mentioning the strange tale of the source novel's author, Forrest Carter, who was actually Asa Earl Carter, a speechwriter for George Wallace. We also go into the film's troubled production history, covering the firing of original director Philip Kaufman, and how Clint's longtime flame Sondra Locke figures into it. Go listen! And remember, dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy.

 

 

Feb 7, 2019

Treasure Island

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Argh me mateys, we be back again with a skull and crossbones filled episode, talking about the Charlton Heston led film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevensons classic TREASURE ISLAND.

tis a tale of violence and adventure, shiver me timbers, this 'un is a good 'un

Leave us an itunes review, lest ye be made to walk the plank.

See ya next week

Jan 24, 2019

Paul McCartney Really is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison

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Hey friends, we're back with a new episode this week, and well, it's an odd one. This week, Hunter, John and Stu (if it really is Stu and not a double) look at the Joel Gilbert mockumentary - Paul McCartney Really is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison.

So, for those of you who have heard the conspiracy theory that Paul McCartney died back in 1966, and was replaced by a double, give this a whirl, you will most definitely have some fun with it. For those of you who have never heard the tale, again, give it a whirl - and don't believe a word. The filmmakers are clearly just having some fun with this, and so should you.

Turn me on Dead Man

See ya next week

Jan 17, 2019

Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman

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Hello lads and lasses, by jove, we have another mysterious tale we cover this week, for you all. 'tis the tale of Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman. A tale of pyjamas, pygmies, spiders, and brown face. Whatever do we mean? Listen on and find out.

See you next week, meet us in the merseyside for that one.

Enjoy

 

Jan 8, 2019

The Black Stallion

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We're back from Christmas and New Year break! It's a different sort of movie this week, John and Hunter look at Carol Ballard's art-house children's classic, "The Black Stallion", produced by Francis Ford Coppola. Stay tuned, because next week, the game's afoot!

 

Dec 17, 2018

The Long Good Friday

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Alright me old China Plate, the MMC lads this week look at the British Gangster classic 'The Long Good Friday', starring the quintessential cockney actor Bob Hoskins.

A highly influential film, how does it still hold up? Well, as far as we are concerned, it 's still the tits. 

So dive on in with us, into the British underworld, with this masterpiece.

See ya next week.

Dec 10, 2018

From Russia With Love

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What's up friends? Back again this week with another episode. This time we return to, a film franchise we have barely covered during the MMC's time, the world of James Bond.

From Russia with Love is one of the overlooked Bond films, the follow up to the hugely popular Dr. No, and the predecessor to the monster hit that was Goldfinger.So how does it hold up some 50 years plus later? Listen on and hear our thoughts on it.

See ya next week

Dec 4, 2018

The Ninth Configuration

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On this episode, we explore William Peter Blatty's bizarre seventies cult thriller "The Ninth Configuration", also known in some regions as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane". For you "Exorcist" fans out there, Blatty considers this one to be an unofficial sequel to the film, along with "Exorcist III". This weird excursion into theology and madness stars Stacy Keach, Jason Miller, and Ed Flanders. Go check it out!

 

Nov 26, 2018

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

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Greetings rockers, this week the MMC gang takes a look at "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll", the Ian Dury biopic starting the mighty Andy Serkis. We also discuss Dury's musical career, as well as his career in acting. Check out the trailer below, as well as some tunes from Dury and his band. Cheers!

 

Nov 19, 2018

The Source Family

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Hey friends, we are back with another episode. this week, it's a look into the strange world of James Baker, who later re-invented himself, into the the self appointed guru for f**ked up hippies - Father Yod.

It's a true tale, of a self proclaimed god, the fervent worship by his followers, sex and a whole slew of other things usually practiced by cults.

So, grab a protein salad, some plants and weeds from your garden, blend them up into a shake, sit back and listen on with us.

See ya next week

Enjoy

Nov 12, 2018

The Karate Kid

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Hey friends, we're back with a new episode this week (we plan to now make our episodes far more frequent than as of late). This week we dive into the world of LaRusso, and look at the 1984 *classic* THE KARATE KID

The first, and really the only good Karate Kid film gets put under the microscope, and we look at what works, and what doesn't about this film.

So stop sanding the floor, waxing on, waxing off or whatever cheap labour you are doing at the moment, and join us, as we look at The Karate Kid.

Next week, we look at a documentary, about a rather unique family.

Enjoy

Nov 5, 2018

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow

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John and Hunter return to the world of Jackie Chan to look at the film that made Jackie a star, "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow". We discuss how Chan's early vehicles were different from his later films, as well as why "Drunken Master" is so overrated.

"Snake in the Eagles Shadow" is available on Blu-ray from Twilight Time. Or, you can watch it on YouTube below!

Join us next week, when we'll discuss John G. Avildsen's "The Karate Kid". 

 

Oct 10, 2018

Dirty Harry: Sudden Impact

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Greetings, punks. In this episode, the MMC crew return to the Dirty Harry franchise by taking a look at the only entry officially directed by Clint Eastwood himself, "Sudden Impact". Go listen, and make our day.

Sep 27, 2018

The Monkees: HEAD

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Head, Head, Head... so repeats the voice, on the film we cover this week, The Monkees surrealist comedy HEAD. A film by a band, that most considered a joke, and had, a rather silly television series, would be considered somewhat of a strain to get through right? but is it? Did we like it? Who did? Who didn't? You will just need to listen on and find out, ya dig?

See ya next week

Sep 15, 2018

Flaming Star

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The gangs all here this week. This episode was recorded, the day of Burt Reynolds death, so there is a bit of Burt talk on this one. 

Our main discussion is the Elvis film Flaming Star, however there are side tangents on Elvis also.

It all makes for a bit of Elvis goodness.

Go get it.

Sep 3, 2018

Wacko

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The Lawnmower killers' back and I'm gonna get him!! Hey gang, we're back, finally, with a new episode, only Hunter and John are not this week, so to help Stu out on this one, his brother Jules returns, to discuss a film they have lived with since 1983 - WACKO.

Never heard of it? well, it does have a cult following, but for those of you unfamiliar with it, sit back, and let Stu and Jules wax lyrical on it.

They also get into discussion on THAT Roadshow catalogue from 1983, and the impact it had on them. Confused yet? It will all make sense, listen on and find out.

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Hunter and John will be back next episode, in the meantime, get your ears filled with everything Wacko

See ya next week

P.S - Just two side notes, on the episode, Stu mentions the film as being from 1981, well, this film has a varied release history. IMDB says 1982, however filmmaker Greydon Clark has it on his website as 1983. So who really knows? We gotta go with Greydon on this one.

Also, there is talk throughout of Stu trying to find a soundtrack to this film for the last near on 20 years. At the point of time we recorded this, it was still unfound... that is until later that night after Jules and I had parted company, stone me, if Stu found it on a blog out on the net. You can download it HERE and get yourself some Avalon goodness.

 

Aug 17, 2018

The one NOT about James Gunn

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Hey gang, back this week with a new episode...about nothing. No film or topic covered here, just freeform conversation about some things we've watched recently, and tangents aplenty. Now, with the title, it says we don't talk about James Gunn... but do we? Best listen on and find out

See ya next week 

Aug 10, 2018

Death Wish (2018)

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After a short break, the MMC are back and this time, the film we scratch our head over, is the Death Wish remake- wait, reimagining-wait... oh hell, we don't know what it is. Anyway there is one thing we do know, what's that you ask? Well listen on in and find out.

See ya next week

Enjoy

Jul 24, 2018

Tex and the Lord of the Deep

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It's two spaghetti westerns in a row, as John and Hunter scrutinize Duccio Tessari's adaptation of the Italian comic book character, Tex Willer. This one has a lot going for it, a great director, a great star with the amazing Guiliano Gemma, and a genre we love. How could they possibly screw this up? Well, listen and find out.

 

Jul 16, 2018

Massacre Time

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Rock Month is over, so it's back to movies! John and Hunter sit down with Eric Zaldivar to discuss Lucio Fulci's spaghetti western "Massacre Time" (aka "The Brute and The Beast"), starring Franco Nero. There are many diversions along the way, as well as revelations, including a possible missing link between the spaghetti western and the Hong Kong heroic bloodshed movies of John Woo. Don't miss it!

 

 

Jun 30, 2018

Rock Month: Motorhead

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And so it is, that we wind up Rock Month 2018, but what a band to finish with. Friends, this week,  we bring you, the one, the only - MOTORHEAD.

On this episode we look at 7 Motorhead albums in particular, but also talk all the other albums in their discography briefly too. 

It all makes up for one hell of a show, so sit back, get your Jack Daniels, perch yourself at your beloved Ms. Pac-Man machine and listen on.

Back to te usual film discussion next week, but for now, get yourself some Motorhead.

Enjoy.

Jun 22, 2018

Rock Month: Devin Townsend

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Greetings friends, we are back this week, in search of the perfect cup of coffee, and also week 3 of Rock Month. This time, it's Hunter's pick, and he has gone for Canadian artist, and man of many varied styles - Devin Townsend.

This may be the most interesting Rock Month episode ever, as Townsends music can be polarizing, and his sound, as you will find out, isn't for everybody.

Listen on, and enjoy. We'll be back for the final week of Rock Month of 2018 next week.

Jun 14, 2018

Rock Month: Silverhead

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Here we are friends, back with week 2 of Rock Month, and what would usually be Hunter's pick (that will be next week) we are actually going with John's this time around. So what obscurity has he pulled out for this year? A band I dare say you (along with Hunter and Stu) have never heard of - Silverhead.

With a discography only spanning two albums (hence the shorter than usual running time for a Rock Month episode) we look at the the band, and it's frontman Michael Des Barres.

So pop on your spandex, grab the blush and lipstick, and listen on with us.

See ya next week.

Jun 7, 2018

Rock Month: The Macc Lads

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Eh Up! Ok gang, well it is that time of the year, Rock Month is here!! To start off the month, we head up to the North of England, to Macclesfield to be precise, and focus on (what some folks call) the most offensive band ever to come out of Great Britain - The Macc Lads.

Listen on and hear Hunter and John's reactions, to the (so called) obnoxious (but cleverly written) lyrics and punk rock greatness, while Stu (who chose them for RM) sees them in a different light. Anyway, it is one hell of a way to kick the month off, we'll be back next week with John's pick. 

Enjoy ya poofs.

Links

Buy Macc Lads CD's HERE

Buy Macc Lads DVD's (Region Free) HERE

Go find out about all things Macc Lads HERE

Go read their lyrics (for those of you who struggle to understand a fookin word) HERE

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