Halloween Special 2019

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!"

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ZARDOZ

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!

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Dreamscape and Inception

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!

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Outland

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.

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War of the Worlds

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!

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Chinatown

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!

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COFFY

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.  

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eXistenZ

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.

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T-Men

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.

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Wake in Fright

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!

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Poltergeist

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.

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Fish out of Water Movies

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.

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Le Transporter

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!

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Time Travel Movies Part 1

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.

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