Martini Giant loves movies like you love movies. Three industry professionals, Chris Nichols, Daniel Thron and Erick Schiele gather biweekly to talk obsessively about their favorite films, share insider stories on moviemaking, and drink some mighty fine cocktails. In this podcast, there's no kind of film we don't love, and everything is on the table from Infinity War and A Star is Born to Alphaville and Eraser head. So if you like your opinions served up as strong as your drinks, then saddle up to the bar, my friend, and enjoy the expertly mixed, lovingly crafted hot takes of Martini Giant.
Martini Giant - The Transporter . March 20th, 2019
Chaos Group's Lon Grohs delivers a dangerous package.
Cinematographer Ken Stachnik (ClownTown, The Toybox) joins MG to talk about Pam Grier's classic Coffy. A high point for the 1970's 'blaxploitation' movement, Grier's performance set the mold for female action heroes for decades to come.
MG welcomes VR mastermind Sally Slade to the podcast to discuss eXistenZ. Released only three weeks after the Wachowski sister's karate-kick-to-the-zeitgeist The Matrix, we compare how this acid-trip Xbox flick holds up after twenty years.
Artist Robh Ruppel - who's brilliant work can be seen in Into the Spider-verse - joins MG to take on one of the most influential genres in movie history: Film Noir. This weeks choice: Anthony Mann's gorgeous and criminally underseen T-Men.
VFX Oscar nominee Joe Farrell joins us to talk about the film version of his grandfather’s novel WAKE IN FRIGHT! Nearly 50 years since its release, this classic of Outback horror is as frightening as ever, and not for the faint of heart!
1982: Tobe Hooper hit big with Poltergeist, it is said that Spielberg had actually directed it, but didn't want to overshadow E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, out the same year. But MG claims that the combination made the best horror film of the 80s.
Fish out of water movies are one of the most enduring and well-loved film genres, with examples like Mr. Mom, Back to the Future, and Legally Blonde being perennial steaming favorites. But MG being MG, we've decided to dive into some slightly more obscure choices that we think listeners will love: Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye, Hal Ashby's Being There, and Bill Forsyth's cult-classic Local Hero.
Lon Grohs joins us with his favorite film: The Transporter. A movie he argues altered the course of action movies, including The Fast and the Furious, Taken, and the Bourne franchise. Get oiled up and ready to wrestle as MG tackles its guest episode!
At listeners' request, Martini Giant takes on its first time-travel episode, and gets paradoxical with three under-the-radar selections: the talky/stalky Somewhere in Time, the drinky/thinky Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, and the sentimental/transcendental About Time.