In my quest to spread across the internet like a sentient Idea Virus I lent my Batman expertise to The Traumatic Cinematic Show. Join me and its incomparable host, McGumbo, as we discuss 2-Headed Shark Attack, the state of modern film criticism, and some little movie about a rich guy who dresses up like a bat because he misses his mommy and daddy so badly.
Having connived and blackmailed my way into become his “fount of all comic book knowledge and information” I sat down with Jon X of the After Movie Diner to discuss all six of the films that currently compose Earth 199,999 (otherwise known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Listen here
or you can visit the After Movie Diner’s website and download this or any of Jon’s other wonderful podcasts to your mobile device of choice on Stitcher, iTunes or Talkshoe. (And while you’re there, you could do worse than give Jon the highest rating possible and – who knows – maybe even a review.)
Those six films are, of course, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, which long-time readers (both of you) watched me suffer through in real time. New readers: now’s your chance to blow some dust off these old reviews and discover all the wonderful ways I’ve contradicted myself over the years. More to come this Friday.
Having fled my Evil Self from the Republic Serial Dimension, I take refuge inside the After Movie Diner and discuss two prime examples of 1970s SF goodness: Michael Crichton’s Westworld and Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. (That one with Donald Sutherland’s mustache.) Download, share, and enjoy.
As always, big thanks to Diner host, friend of the show, and theme-song writer Jon X for putting up with my rambling once again. This’ll be the third time I’ve slipped into the diner’s chipped Formica embrace, the previous two being Episode 21: The DIY Superhero Special and Episode 12: Censorship! An Ass-to-Mouth-Palooza. All of which are available for download at The After Movie Diner’s website (hint-hint, nudge-nudge), along with loads of branded T-shirts, coffee mugs, mouse pads and condoms for your wearing, drinking, dust-gathering or freak-getting-on pleasure.
No, I’m not dead, I’m just on vacation, thousands of miles from my equipment and the numerous films on my To Review list. That’ll continue for (at least) the next eleven days.
In the meantime, enjoy this episode of the After Movie Diner podcast, in which host Jon Cross and I discuss three DIY superhero films you might’ve seen around here recently: Defendor, Super and my perennial favorite, Kick-Ass. And happy holidays.
Last week, I sat a spell in the After Movie Diner and discussed the always-hilarious topic of film Censorship with musician and podcast host Jon Cross.
Along the way we touched upon This Film is Not Yet Rated, The Last Days of the Boar, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Sam Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs, That Damned Remake of Straw Dogs (recently released at the time), The Last Temptation of Christ, The Evil Dead, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, and everything else in between.
You would do well to familiarize yourself with the After Movie Diner’s back catalog, rate and review it on iTunes, and start reading Jon’s blog. And I’d just like to once again thank him for the opportunity to rant. It was a hell of a lot of fun.