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.
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!
Mike Hill is known for his amazing concept work in Blade Runner: 2049 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but his film analysis is equally impressive! Join us as we get his take on an MG favorite: Michael Cimino's Thunderbolt & Lightfoot!.
Polanski's masterpiece Chinatown has become shorthand for what is now a central problem for film fandom: how do we deal with a great film made by someone who's done awful things? As you might expect, MG has no shortage of opinions on this!
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.