Nov 17, 2021

The Farmer (1977)

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Hey friends, we're back with a new episode, and on this one, we are joined by Eric Zaldivar and special guest author Chris Pogialli, to discuss the rarely seen film from 1977 - The Farmer.

It's an interesting discussion about a wildly violent film, that has yet to ever receive a home video release on any format (that we are aware of anyway).

We want to thank Chris and Eric for joining us on this one. The new segments are here also - Whip out your Junk and Rue, Britannia.

Enjoy

Nov 12, 2021

Whip out your Junk

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Hey friends, we're back with a new episode, and a new format. Whilst you are listening to this on your usual streaming haunts, you can now watch this very episode on youtube. Yes, that's right, what you are hearing, you can actually watch Hunter, John and Stu recording it.

Anyway, on this episode, we whip out our junk, not like that!! No, we show you our purchases over the last month. Why do this type of episode you ask? Well, this will be a new weekly feature we will be doing, whilst this is a full length version of it, from here on in, it'll be a mini segment on the MMC, this is just a primer for what to expect.

Speaking of new segments. We also have a new segment. Rue, Britannia. Our weekly British news and general musings, from the desk of none other than the man himself Anthony Nesbitt AKA The Nes.

We are very excited about this new leap we are taking - but fear not - the audio version you are accustomed will always be available too, it's just that now, we have added another element - video.

Anyway, enjoy, link to the youtube version is HERE. Head on over there, like and subscribe to show the MMC some love.

 

 

Oct 31, 2021

The Psycho Sequels

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Hey friends, this week we finish off our Horror month. The MMC are joined by Eric Zaldivar, jumping back in on Mother's rocking chair, to look at the Psycho Sequels.

We don't cover the original Psycho at all (albeit a brief 2 minute discussion on it), but we do go in depth about Psycho II, III and IV.

So, how do these sequels stack up, against the granddaddy of all horror films? well, you may just be surprised at our opinions. We also throw in tidbits of knowledge about the making of these films.

Please note, there are NO tangents on this episode whatsoever. We do have tangents, but they are not on this episode, instead you can find them as seperate pieces on our Soundcloud page (bet you didn't know we had one of those did you hmm?)

You go to our Soundcloud page HERE to listen to the tangents (and some others we have posted years ago)

Having said all that, make yourself some tea, pop on your Periwinkle Blue dress and wig, and listen on with us.

Enjoy

Oct 27, 2021

The Fog and Prom Night (with Watch this Movie)

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Hey fam, well we got a special one for you this week. Not only do we have a horror double feature we're covering, it's also a podcast double feature. That's right, we were lucky to have our friends over at the Watch this Movie podcast on with us.

We are joined by Mulder and Wolfie to look at two films from 1980, both starring Jamie Lee Curtis (even if she is completely off her face throughout them)

This is a very lengthy episode, with quite a few tangents (we couldn't help ourselves)  and a lot of laughs, good times with these guys, our paths will cross again. Thanks fellas for being on with us.

So grab your favourite snacks and beverage and listen on with us, we'll be back to complete Horror month on the MMC here on Halloween.

You can find Watch this Movie on Twitter HERE

You can find their Website HERE

Cheers

The MMC

Oct 18, 2021

Shadow of the Vampire

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Hey friends, horror month continues on the MMC, and this week we take a look at the little independent film, that dares to ask - Was Max Schreck REALLY a vampire? Producer Nicolas Cage, actors John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe, along with out there filmmaker E. Elias Merhige pose this question in Shadow of the Vampire.

 

As to be expected, this episode DOES have talk about the film... but there are tangents in between, you know the drill.

 

Back next week with a massive episode, including our 2 friends from the always excellent Watch This Movie podcast. For now though, enjoy this 'un

 

Cheers

The MMC

Oct 11, 2021

Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein

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This week, we're examining Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." Branagh's done some highbrow kino in the past, but this one isn't too well remembered. Is it a misunderstood movie? A rightfully scorned piece of cinema? An excuse for Branagh to run around and throw levers with his shirt off? All this, and more will be revealed. 

Sep 29, 2021

Escape From L.A.

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John and Hunter revisit John Carpenter's Escape From L.A., his tepidly received remake/sequel to Escape From New York. How does it hold up years later? How did it so accurately predict what L.A. would be like today? Is Snake playing basketball cool? All shall be revealed.

Sep 22, 2021

The Doodler AKA It‘s Satanic, Until Proven Panic

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Hey gang, back again with another episode. This time, we go back to the crime world, with another unsolved case - The Doodler.

As per our previous EAR/ONS episodes, we are again joined by Gian Quasar, and another gentleman known simply as 'Dan'.

This is a fascinating episode, and another bizarre case, that has to be heard to be believed. We won't give too much away in the show notes.

Check out Gian's exhaustive report on the Doodler HERE

See you next episode

The MMC

Sep 15, 2021

Fist of Fury 2

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Hey gang, another week, another episode, only this one is different. We were called out - via email - from a listener, who decided our Martial Arts cred was not up to his standard.... so we called HIM out to come on the show and 'teach us'.

How does it turn out? And just how much does this guy really know? Listen on and find out.

Next week we dive back into the world of true crime, but for now, enjoy Fist of Fury 2......hehehehehe

Cheers 

The MMC

Sep 8, 2021

Best and Worst Studio Logos

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A highly unusual but very interesting listener request! STUDIO LOGOS! We all see them! We've seen most of them! So, which ones are good? Which ones suck? Which variations are good and not so good? Listen and find out. We also go on a tangent about Spielberg.

Sep 3, 2021

All Filler, No Killer Part III

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Hey friends, So, we had an idea for a show, then realised it maybe wasn't going to fill up a great deal of time, and we'd have to tangent a bit to give one of our full length episodes, so we decided to go back to the well (AKA the easy way out) and continue with our (very popular) All Filler, No Killer series.

 

So, yeah, it's all about the tangents, rants and discussions about anything that comes to mind. What's in this one? Well we discuss..... nah screw it, listen on, and find out for yourself. There's plenty of things covered in this one.

 

The link to the download, for The Shaggs album discussed within (ok, that's one thing we talk about) can be found HERE <---- (click this link in other words)

 

Enjoy

See ya next week

Aug 28, 2021

The Hunt

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Hunter, John, and Stu discuss Blumhouse's controversial rich libs vs. MAGApedes exploitation flick, The Hunt. We talk about the movie's strange politics, go on a tangent about Benji, and point out how it's a rare modern movie made specifically for an American audience.

Aug 19, 2021

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

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Hey friends, we're back with a new episode for this week. On this one, Stu, John, Eric Zaldivar and.... omg, the return of the Armenian madman Garo Nigoghossian, discuss the cult favorite - Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.

On it's 30th anniversary, we discuss if this film still holds up (despite it's initial panning from critics) and how it compares to other buddy films of that era.

As usual, when Garo is on, it can - and does get a bit raunchy, so as is to be expected, this episode is NSFW.

Enjoy

see ya next week

Aug 13, 2021

Death Wish 4

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Heeeey pond scum. What's up fam? This week Hunter, John, Stu and Eric Zaldivar look at what is arguably the best in the Death Wish film series - Death Wish 4: The Crackdown. Perhaps the fact that this film isn't filled with vile rape scenes from Michael Winner (he thankfully didn't direct this one) leads us to gravitate to claiming this to be the most enjoyable Death Wish film.

Not a very long episode this one, very few (if any) tangents, just straight up Bronson talk.

See ya next week.

Enjoy.

Aug 7, 2021

The Parallax View

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John, Hunter, Stu, and Eric discuss Alan J. Pakula's paranoid seventies thriller (and unexpected hayseed action flick) The Parallax View, starring Warren Beatty and his helmet hair. We talk about the movie's reputation, its forgotten aspects, and Stu's Zodiac-inflicted anger problem flares up.

Jul 30, 2021

Woody Allen, Universal Monsters, and Summer Movies

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Hunter, John, and Eric have a three part discussion involving Woody Allen's career and cancellation, the legacy of Universal Monster movies, and summer movies, which aren't a thing anymore since it's summer year-round in Hollywood now. Tune in!

Jul 21, 2021

All Filler, No Killer Part II

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Hey friends, well, you wanted it, you got it. The MMC rants and tangents seem to be a huge hit with listeners (it baffles the three of us but whatever) so we decided to do All Filler, No Killer Part II. 

On this one, we just sit down and talk about a bunch of stuff. Tom Cruise, Satanism, Electric Light Orchestra and Bruce Lees' Cocaine Ring being but some of the things we discuss. Sound like fun? Then listen on, these types of conversations can only be done as the MMC do them.

The All Filler, No Killer episodes will be what we label future tangent episodes, we'll try and do one every 6-8 weeks, sometimes it's good to ditch the film review and just talk (and it's something we can do with but little notice).

See ya next episode

Enjoy.

Jul 14, 2021

MMC Horror Sequel Vs. [Vol.1] - Friday the 13th Part 2 Vs A Nightmare on Elm Street 2

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Hey friends, we're back with a new episode, and its into the 80's slasher arena we go. No John on this one, so whenever that happens (which is very rare) Stu and Hunter cannot resist covering a horror movie... or two.

 

On this one, we decided to pit 2 horror sequels, of very famous franchises, against each other. 2 films that were the second in the series, and both rushed out a year after their first films, became a huge hit.

 

Is it possible that both films aren't quite the film that their original counterparts are? Or, heaven forbid, they could even be better than the original? To find out what we think, you'll need to listen, and find out.

 

See ya next episode

Jul 7, 2021

Crime Story: Pilot

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Hey friends, new episode for you all. This time the 3 of us are back together, after a horrifically long time apart. We carry on our 1980's Michael Mann Television adventure. After last weeks episode of Miami Vice, we decided to keep striking while the iron is hot and do the Crime Story Pilot film.

How does this one stack up against Miami Vice? Well we thought it was..... sorry, you need to listen in and find out

See you next episode 

The guys

Jul 1, 2021

Miami Vice: Pilot

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Hey fam, we're back with a new episode, well John is, and oh my god, look which lazy turd has finally decided to resurface? Stu is finally back.

On this episode Stu and John look at the 1984 pastel wonder that is the Miami Vice Pilot film (AKA Brothers Keeper Parts 1 & 2)

We talk, the film, the actors and yeah man... the colors.

Apologies from Stu for this one, he's scratchy, rusty and tired AF after a long nights work the night before, and little sleep (super manager Winston Humphrey has scolded him for this, and assures us it won't happen again mon)

So sit back, and enjoy the 80's all over again, with this Miami Vice review.

All 3 MMC hosts are back next episode, where we delve into some more Michael Mann television.

Cheers

The Guys

Jun 23, 2021

Berserk

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John and Hunter once again tread into weeb territory as we discuss Berserk. The movie we're specifically discussing is Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King on Netflix, but we discuss all things relating to Berserk manga and anime to commemorate the sudden passing of Berserk creator, Kentaro Miura. We also discuss the dark fantasy influences surrounding the series, and we also get on a BIG tangent making fun of Michael Medved. How does that happen? Listen and find out. 

Jun 16, 2021

Communion

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This week, John, Eric, and Hunter look at Communion from 1989, the first movie where Christopher Walken plays Christopher Walken. Based on Whitley Strieber's account of his own alien abduction, the film is a wild slab of weird, with Walken indulging what would become his meme persona. Blast some Fatboy Slim, pin up that "I want to believe" poster, and tune in.

Jun 9, 2021

Home Alone Rip-Offs!

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In this episode, Hunter and Eric explore the lost films that chased the success of Home Alone straight into cultural oblivion. We talk about many-a-movie that was viewed many times by many a member of the millennial generation, yet these movies were rarely discussed...even back then! We go through quite a few, from Dennis the Menace, to Blank Check, even to direct-to-video Band brothers junk like Remote! Are there any we forgot? Let us know!

Jun 2, 2021

King Kong 1976

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The King of Skull Island is back, as we re-assess the famous (or infamous?) King Kong from 1976! Is it good? Bad? Under-appreciated? Misunderstood like our eponymous ape? Find out how its aged as we revisit this movie in time for the Shout Factory re-release.

May 27, 2021

Stick

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Burt Reynolds stars and directs in this Elmore Leonard adaptation, Stick. Hunter, John, and Eric talk about the movie, but we mostly talk about Burt himself, from his rise and fall as a movie star, the various phases of his career, his directing credits, why he never got a big directing career like his pal Clint Eastwood, and more. 

May 21, 2021

Tarzan and the Valley of Gold

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This week, John, Hunter, and Eric take a look at Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, the 1966 film starring Mike Henry. Being a Tarzan episode, we can't help but talk about the character, the books, the various Tarzans, and more.

May 14, 2021

Dick Tracy

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John, Hunter, and Eric dive into Warren Beatty's colorful comic book pop culture event, Dick Tracy. Tangents are had about newspaper comic strips, the innovative-yet-awful Dick Tracy NES video game, the forties movies, the serials, millennial hipster humor surrounding Garfield, and Beatty's strange career as the King of Hollywood. 

May 5, 2021

Spawn

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Zolly Becker joins John and Hunter to discuss Mark A.Z. Dippé's 1997 adaptation of Todd MacFarlane's seminal nineties edgelord comic, Spawn. We talk about the film's weird legacy, comics in the nineties, comics today, the Toddfather, Image comics, toys, and why Michael Jai White never became a real movie star. 

 

Apr 25, 2021

Stu’s Views Episode 07: Christine

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Hey all, Stu here. So, here is the third in the 3 episodes I promised to get to you with in a week... I fell a few days over time - oh well.

Anyway, to make up for that, the view for this time around, is the fascinating, but utterly tragic tale, of real life of 1970's News presenter / Journalist 'Christine Chubbuck'.

On this one, I discuss the events leading up to the finale in Chubbucks life, and of course, I discuss the film that centres on her. It's an interesting watch, led by the powerhouse performance of Rebecca Hall as Christine Chubbuck.

Sit back, listen on, and learn about this fascinating, but tragic woman.

See ya next episode (I'll be back on the MMC soon too)

Stu

Apr 22, 2021

The Dead Pool

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Not the Ryan Reynolds thing, but Clint Eastwood's final outing as "Dirty" Harry Callahan. After many years, we finally have covered every entry in the series. Is the final one any good? A worthy send-off for Callahan? Eric Zaldivar joins John and Hunter to find out. 

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