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

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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

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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

 

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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!

 

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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.

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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

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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

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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

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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". 

 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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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 

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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

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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.

 

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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!

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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May 29, 2018

Rock Month: Catch Up

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Hey gang, Rock Month is around the corner, so for this week we decided to get you all revved up for it by doing a Rock Month appetiser.

On this episode, we look and review the new albums of bands we have covered previously. On this one we look at

Van Halen: Live at the Tokyo Dome

Faith No More: Sol Invictus

The Cult: Hidden City

Cheap Trick: We're All Alright

Black Country Communion: BCC IV

The Darkness: Pinewood Smile

Opinions are our own, argue if you must, but sit back and enjoy nonetheless

See you next week with our first episode of Rock Month for 2018, it's gonna be a doozy.

Enjoy

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May 19, 2018

Dunkirk

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Hey friends, the gangs all here. Hunter returns to the show after a few weeks off getting married and stuff. Anyway this time around, we go the less common route for the MMC, and look at a newer film.

This week we talk the latest Christopher Nolan film DUNKIRK. Of course, it wouldn't be an MMC episode without various rants scattered throughout (Star Wars, Morrissey and a few other things).

Anyway, Rock Month is upon us soon, next weeks episode will be a Rock Month appetizer.

Warning: This episode has a few naughty words in it, so it is NSFW

See ya next week

Enjoy.

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May 6, 2018

MMC Mystery Bag

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Hey friends back with a new episode.. that is kinda old. You see, Stu and John recorded this one a few weeks ago, and it was meant to be out around the same time of its recording, HOWEVER the EAR/ONS story broke and this got pushed aside for that episode.

Anyway there are some references in there to Hunter's wedding that are now long out of date, but nevermind, you understand why now.

So, what does this episode contain? Well it's a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, with some other things sprinkled over it, so.... you are just gonna have to listen and find out.

See ya next week.

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Apr 26, 2018

EAR/ONS III - UNMASKED

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GOT HIM !!!!!

Hey gang, this week, we return to the world of EAR/ONS with some incredible news. EAR/ONS himself has been caught!!! In what was breaking develpoments of the last 24 hours, from the point of time of our recording, EAR/ONS was turned in by his own daughter of all people, and arrested by Police awaiting trial for multiple counts of murder.

We are joined by our friend Gian Quasar, who has spent years tracking down EAR/ONS, so to say that today is a day that is utterly surreal, would be putting it mildly.

Anyway, listen in.

See ya next week.

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Apr 20, 2018

Blade Runner 2049

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John and Hunter sit down to discuss the new Blade Runner movie from last year, and how it feeds into our anxieties about the future. Hunter will be absent for a few weeks after this, and will return a married man! Stay tuned!

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Apr 4, 2018

Frankenstein Created Woman

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Hey fiends, this week we head back to the Hammer well, and look at the 1967 flick FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN. In the annals of Hammer films, this one is a good 'un, so listen on with us, as we talk up this unheralded gem.

To purchase this on blu ray from Australia, go get it HERE

See you all next week

Enjoy

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Mar 23, 2018

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

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John and Hunter made a terrible mistake this week. We attempted to get into author Joan Didion through her nephew Griffin Dunne's documentary on her, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold. Yes, the same Griffin Dunne who was in An American Werewolf in London. The result is a lot of boomer crap we hate. We apologize ahead of time.

 

 

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