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.
For Halloween we have some hand-picked horror - Erick brings us the creepfest "Pin," Dan chooses the 70s classic "Don't Look Now," and Chris? Why, the arthouse progenitor of modern torture-porn, of course: Takashi Miike's nasty "Audition!"
MG takes on rom-coms, comparing two classics: Renée Zellweger's charming (and slightly regressive) Bridget Jones's Diary from 2001, and Katherine Hepburn's snappy (and shockingly progressive) adaptation of The Philadelphia Story from 1940!
MG is joined by Agent Xray to talk about one of the strangest movies ever made: Sean Connery's science fiction epic Zardoz - set in a world where huge floating heads vomit guns and post apocalyptic swim ware collides with terrible ponytails!
MG takes a double-dip of unconscious action: 1984's budget-funhouse Dreamscape vs Christopher Nolan's nerd-catnip Inception! Who dreams bigger is up to you, but for us, only one features Eddie Albert impaling a snakeman through the heart!
MG takes on Sean Connery in Outland, a brilliant and underseen sci-fi remake of the classic western High Noon. Directed by MG favorite Peter Hyams, this taut and claustrophobic thriller features some of the best worldbuilding of the era.
MG gets good and heated over Quentin Tarantino's controversial and nostalgic star-packed time machine, Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood -- and this time the opinions are as spicy as Brad Pitt's enormous Bloody Mary at Musso & Frank Grill!
MG takes on the most unlikely movie star that Hollywood ever produced - the grumpy but great Walter Matthau - with a double feature of his subway-heist classic The Taking of Pelham 123 and the endlessly watchable spy comedy Hopscotch!
Host Chris Nichols' son Brady may only be nine years old, but he has some serious notes for Cruise & Spielberg if they happen to be listening. Join us as we get his detailed critique of 2005's sci-fi-scarefest-remake War of the Worlds!