The Ladykillers (1955)

Things don't always go as planned in this classic British farce with a brilliant cast of caricature characters. They may not be the prettiest bunch, but they certainly are The Ladykillers!

Next Up: The Last Jedi: Fan Anticipations!

Dick Tracy

With Special Guests Evan Jones and Laura Graver!

The heavily stylized live action comic book that wet our young appetites for Film Noir may be a bit clumsey at times, but still holds up as a fascinating production. Other podcasters beware when we're on the case with Dick Tracy!

Next up: The Ladykillers (1955)!

Batman

It's Noirvember, and if you were born in the 1980s like we were then the movie that probably introduced you to the elements of Noir was Tim Burton's heavily stylized Batman! Still a resonating work of comic book fantasy brought to life, it reinvented the character in the public mind and also established the groundwork for what was to come a dacade later. A true landmark of cinema and comic book history.

Next up: Dick Tracy!

Dracula

With Spacial Returning Guest Sarah Hartman!

It's a Halloween Hangover as we sink our fangs into Bela Lugosi's most iconic role! As the curtain fell on silent cinema an eerie creaking coffin lid announced the rise of a new horror on the silver screen who would set the stage for all children of the night to follow. He's been remade an Untold number of times, more than any other single monster, and yet the original still has more bite than most of them. We bid you welcome to the legend of Dracula!

Next Up: Batman!

White Zombie

With Special Guest Kyle Kleege!

Nowadays you throw a rock and you'll hit a Zombie, but back in 1932 there was only one Zombie movie, and it featured a very diferent Zombie from what we know today. Here Bela Lugosi is the wielder of dark magics that bring the dead to life to do his bidding. This lurid low budget offering was to films like Dracula or Frankenstein what the pulp magazines of the time were to literature. Get out your shovels, kiddies, cause we're digging into some Pre-code Hollywood Horrors to showcase how not-so-quaint these old timey flicks really were. You'll be so shocked you'll turn into a White Zombie!

Next Week it's a Halloween Hangover, cause we're back with Bela in the classic Dracula!

Vampyr

Based on appearances alone this is a story where H.P. Lovecraft arrives at an inn and is visited in the night by FDR, who warns him something strange is going on before getting murdered by Albert Einstein. Ghosts, Vampires, murder, all presented through an autuers whimsical nightmare. Filmmaking that still rings true as innovative today. The most surreal adaption of Bram Stoker's Dracula isn't Coppola's, it's Dreyer's Vampyr!

Next Up: White Zombie!

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Who would've guessed that spending a night in a spooky mansion wasn't half your troubles, or even half the movie? Believe it or Knotts this trick or treat plot is about as shakey as it's lead actor. Does it hold together on good vibrations, or tumble like a haunted house of cards? You will be judge and jury when you meet The Ghost and Mr. Chicken!

Next Week: Vampyr!

STAR WARS

THE ROAD TO STAR WARS CONCLUDES!!!

We discuss Inspiration, what makes the original film Original, Character Introductions then to now, and why Peter Cushing plays such a great villian. We finally did it, we're talking about STAR WARS!

Next Week: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken!

2001: A Space Odyssey

THE ROAD TO STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE STRIKING IMAGERY OF SPACE!!

An experience like no other film podcast can give you. Open your pod bay doors and explore with us how one defining science fiction epic influenced another defining science fiction epic. Does the Monolith give off the same mysterious energy as the Force? Is Hal 9000 the spiritual father of C-3PO? Did George Lucas just take shots of looming model spacecraft and add lasers? Perhaps we will have to read some tie-in novels to fully understand it all. There's little we can add that hasn't already been said about Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, but we'll say it anyways!

Next Week: STAR WARS!!!!

The Sarlacc Pit-Stop on the Road to Star Wars

We were somewhere around Mos Eisley on the edge of the desert when the Midichlorians began to take hold.

The Road to Star Wars has been a bumpy ride, so while our land speeder is getting some repairs we thought we'd just hang out and shoot the Womp Rats. We cover some of the big Star Wars news of the day, tackle a few Star Wars influences we won't be reviewing in full, and ramble on about a couple of 2017's big releases. So sit back, grab a glass of blue milk, and enjoy!

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