Having worn ourselves out with Hitchcock, the Traumatic Cinematic crew retreats to back into our generation’s comfort zone with the greatest film of 1987 (says me, that’s who): RoboCop. See…whatever your mind’s eye can conjure up since it’s a podcast and there’s nothing visible about it. Hear the gang react to some trailer for some damn remake of something…I chose to forget what, just now. Feel left out if you don’t visit Traumatic Cinematic on Facebook, follow Traumatic Cinematic on Twitter, send your love and affection to TraumaticCinematic [at] gmail [dot] com, and Don’t forget to check out TraumaticCinematic.com
Hitchcocktober concludes with a look at 1960’s The Birds and a little 2008 film it apparently inspired: Birdemic. One marks a transition point in the history of modern horror. The other is one of the worst movies ever made by the hand of man or beast. Take a guess which is which, visit Traumatic Cinematic on Facebook, follow Traumatic Cinematic on Twitter, send your hate mail to TraumaticCinematic [at] gmail [dot] com.
In honor of this Most Wonderful Time of the Year, when the boundaries between worlds are at their thinnest, The Traumatic Cinematic Podcast presents exactly 66 minutes and 6 seconds of spooky (and, in one noteworthy instance, sexy) stories from the absolute best in modern podcasting. Join our Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde of a host Lewis (@GenXnerd *MuGumBo*) Cougill, Mike (@Greymattersplat) Wickliff, Jon (@AfterMovieDiner) Cross, Moe (@DrunkonVHS) Porne, Sexy (@DirtybitPodcast) Sherry, Corey (@WizemenFilms) Miller, and, of course, me – your humble narrator – as we fuse the best parts of Old and New Schools into one great big pulsating, ulcerated mass of ear-candy.
Obligatory warning, so no one can say I didn’t give you one: this podcast contains explicit situations described in explicit language. Explicitly. Listener discretion is advised…because none of us want to find out how prudish you really are.
In this third installment of Traumatic Cinematic’s celebration of Alfred Hitchcock, we discuss my third favorite film of 1951, Strangers on a Train – and the many, many films it went on to inspire. Including Danny DeVito’s feature film debut, 1987’s Throw Momma from the Train. Visit Traumatic Cinematic on Facebook, follow Traumatic Cinematic on Twitter, send your hate mail to TraumaticCinematic [at] gmail [dot] com and tell all your friends about the show.
Once again, the Traumatic Cinematic Show plumbs the depths of Alfred Hitchcock’s filmography, discussing 1956’s The Man Who Knew Too Much…which inevitably brings up 1934’s Man Who Knew Too Much, and how remakes in general don’t have to suck. This, as you might imagine, gets terribly serious. So we’ve counterbalanced it with a discussion of Bill Murray’s 1997’s vehicle, The Man Who Knew Too Little. And then I go a little crazy, but I hope you’ll all understand. I’ve done my best to document my problems with 1997 and we’ll have another opportunity to go over them very soon. Until then, visit Traumatic Cinematic on Facebook, follow Traumatic Cinematic on Twitter, send your hate mail to TraumaticCinematic [at] gmail [dot] com and tell all your friends about me and my friends, and how we get together once a week to talk about movies.
In this, the thirty-second episode of Traumatic Cinematic, I re-join hosts MuGumbo and Mike (@Greymattersplat) Wickliff to discuss the especially traumatizing, but surprisingly varied, career of Takeshi Miike, director of (among many other things) Audition, Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai and 13 Assassins. As before, we used this as our excuse to discuss many other wonderful things, such as: remakes that don’t suck, the Great Late-90s Wave of Asian Horror that Audition and Miike rode to glory, and the state of modern international cinema in general. All this and more can nestle safely inside your brain, either through the player above or your favorite mobile device, once you’ve downloaded the episode through the link below.
Having had so much fun with the Dark Knight Rises episode, we triumphantly returned to The Traumatic Cinematic Show to discuss the two hours of glorious pain that is The Raid: Redemption (plus whatever else we come up with to distract ourselves). Join the incomparable Lewis “McGumbo” Cougill, the excellent Mike “GreyMatterSplat” Wickliff, and me, Your Humble Narrator, as our ramblings bless your heathen ears. Listen through the player above or download the episode through the link below.
Because there’s no such thing as too much Batman, my superhero expertise and I joined the incomparable Jon X of The After Movie Diner to discuss the whole of Chris Nolan’s trilogy, from the Bat’s humble Beginnings to his still-recent Rise.
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.