You know what we got here? We got ourselves a damn free for all!! That's right, this week, there is no film covered, it is all a freeform conversation, which lead into something we are the masters at - Rants.
As this was a last minute thing we decided to just roll with it, and see where it lead us, here is how it turned out.
Fear not, we will be back next week with a film we have in mind, it should be a good 'un also.
Hey, what's going on MMC? This is the second recent film within a month you guys have covered, you guys selling out?
No, we are not. We just felt compelled to cover this film, along with the return of our special guest, and friend, Cameron Cloutier, as this version of Batman V Superman, has a different structure, to that of it's theatrical release.
So how did it all pan out? Well you are going to have to listen on and find out.
The Midnight Movie Cowboys are the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human beings I've ever known in my life.
Hey all, we're back after a week off. This time we look at the 1962 Frank Sinatra classic - The Manchurian Candidate. What with the U.S election at full steam ahead, it seemed only fitting to tackle this one.
As usual, there is the odd tangent in there, those familiar with the show will know how we roll.
Anyway, grab yourself a pack of cards, play a game of solitaire & sit down with us and listen. Oh, and you draw the Queen of diamonds, you must immediately head to itunes and leave us a glowing 5 star review - got it?
6 more days til Halloween.... 3 more days til Halloween....1 more day til Halloween etc. etc. Know the jingle? Then you will be very familiar with our episode for this week. We look at one of the most polarising horror films, not just in a franchise, but in general - Halloween III: Season of the Witch,
This week, Hunter and Stu, in John's absence and his disdain for horror films, look at one of their favourite films in the very uneven, Halloween series - Halloween III.
Did we like it? Why did this film fail? How awesome is Tom Atkins? And just how hot is Stacey Nelkin? We pose the questions, and we may have the answers.
Anyway, put on your masks (you know we just had to say that) and tune in with us, don't worry, you'll be guaranteed not to die a death of bugs and snakes if you do.
This week, John and Hunter do a rare episode that actually covers a new movie that is in theaters right now! We must be losing our edge! In the MMC tradition of covering the great heroes of the past on screen, we watched at the latest Tarzan adventure, The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, and Christoph Waltz. The movie was co-written by Craig Brewer, who did awesome movies like The Poor & Hungry and Hustle & Flow, and was directed by David Yates, who did those terrible Harry Potter movies. So what did we think? How does it stack up against other Tarzan movies? Does it adequately honor the source material? Listen to find out!
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This week, John and Hunter look back at Kerry Conran's influential-yet-overlooked retro masterpiece, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, starring Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie. We talk about how it paved the way for the modern blockbuster, and of course, there are a lot of tangents along the way.
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The final week of Rock Month is upon us, and this week John, Hunter, and Stu look at their collective pick, Cheap Trick! Recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we take a look at a selection of albums from the Rockford, Illinois quartet's long history. These albums include Cheap Trick, In Color, Heaven Tonight, At Budokan, Dream Police, All Shook Up, One on One, Cheap Trick '97, and Bang Zoom Crazy...Hello! Thanks for listening, and be sure to subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes!
We're over the halfway line, and into week 3 of Rock Month. This week, it's John's pick, and he has thrust upon us all, the fantastically underrated band Y&T.
We look at their catalogue from their first album, all the way into the mid 80's. An excellent body of work (for the most part) by one of the hardest working, and nicest bunch of guys (as has been echoed by just about every person) on the planet.
Sit back, dig in and enjoy the awesomeness that is Y&T.
We'll be back next week, with the final episode of Rock Month for this year, all ready to go for ya.
We're in week 2 of Rock Month, and this week we discuss Hunter's pick, the underrated power trio King's X. In this episode, we discuss their first six albums: Out of the Silent Planet, Gretchen Goes to Nebraska, Faith Hope Love, King's X, Dogman, and Ear Candy. Let us know what you think of these albums in the comments, and don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes!
It's June, that can only mean one thing here over at the MMC - Rock Month!!! And, to kick off Rock Month this year, we have a band, whose logo is far more well known than their music - The Misfits.
See we here at the MMC, are actually fans of The Misfits, we just don't think that the Crimson Ghost looks good on a t-shirt, no we actually like their music - A LOT.
So listen in as we go over their catalogue in the Glenn Danzig era (the only true Misfits era in our eyes and ears). We do however, glaze over the other Misfits releases post Danzig, with very mixed feelings.
So sit back, pop your hair into a devilock, grab some brains to munch on and enjoy.... or we'll send some whores to your house.
This week, John and Hunter sit down to discuss Robert Altman's 1975 masterpiece, Nashville, featuring a large ensemble cast that includes names like Henry Gibson, Keith Carradine, Shelly Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Elliot Gould, Ronee Blakley, Keenan Wynn, and Lily Tomlin, just to name a few. John also discusses seeing the movie at the Alamo Drafthouse with James Ellroy, and Hunter goes on various tangents, including shootings at concerts. Next week, strap in, because we'll be kicking off our second annual Rock Month!
What's up gang? We're back with a new episode this week, however, the film we cover THE BRIDES OF DRACULA is really only like a mini review of about 15 minutes contained within the episode.
The rest of this episode is us riffing on a ton of stuff that is going on. We apologise if you were looking a full comprehensive review of this flick, unfortunately we weren't too enamoured with this film, and struggled to provide a full length conversation on it.
However as stated, we do talk about a bunch of other stuff, some of it will be deemed offensive to thin skinned social justice warriors, but what the hey? That's the way it goes.
Anyway, we'll back next week with another episode, and we promise, a more in depth review of the film we cover, for now though, enjoy us just shooting the breeze (mostly).
John and Hunter explore the dark side of all-American good guy Jimmy Stewart in Anthony Mann's brooding western, The Naked Spur, co-starring the great Ralph Meeker, the beautiful Janet Leigh, the charismatic Robert Ryan, and the salty Millard Mitchell. Be sure to rate us on iTunes and leave a review if you want to support the show!
What do you get when you have a man who sounds exactly like Elvis, and wears a mask to hide his identity performing AFTER Elvis Presley's death in 1977? You get Orion AKA Jimmy Ellis, and his incredible story.
This week, we look at the excellent documentary Orion: The Man Who Would be King. Who was Orion?, What sort of shockwaves did he send in the late 1970's and early 1980's? And just how did it ultimately affect the man behind the mask - Jimmy Ellis?
This is a fascinating documentary, and an incredible story to boot.
Please note: We do drift off for 5 minutes to talk about the latest Cheap Trick album, only because it is so damn good and we couldn't help ourselves.
Anyway, sit back, listen and learn the amazing tale of Orion.
Go follow and support the filmmaker of Orion on Twitter HERE
Or, follow the Documentary's page on Facebook HERE
Or go to the website, for all VOD and other information HERE
Well folks, we are back from our Easter break, and laying upon you all the wonder of the video magazine. Remember those? Nope, not many of you would. Well in this episode, we cover (and we have been threatening it for a while now) Vol. 1 of the Hard Rockin' gem known as the Hard 'N Heavy video magazine.
In this issue, we break down every part of this video, the ridiculous interviews, the Nu 4 U section, what does Lemmy have in his Trick or Treat bag? And who the f**k are The Party Ninjas?
As promised in the episode, here is the video to the awesome track 'Fatman' by Mammoth.
Anyway, we hope you enjoy this episode, we will cover Vol. 2 sometime down the line. In the meantime, remember, if it's lewd, crude and rude, it's HARD N HEAVY!!!!
This week, while Stuart is off preying on broken-down tourists in the Outback, John and Hunter discuss Stephen Chow's under-appreciated masterpiece CJ7, Chow's other films from Hong Kong, and movies about toys and childhood in general.
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Hey all, back with a new episode, and this time we delve into the world of fast cars, senseless violence and beautiful women. Of course, we are talking none other, than the 1975 cult classic DEATH RACE 2000.
Who couldn't resist a film, where David Carradine, resplendent in his auto-erotic fixation garb, is named Frankenstein, or Sylvester Stallone - who has the worst case of crooked mouth ever, in any of his films, fires a tommy gun into the throng of onlookers in the audience, or nudity of beautiful women, strictly for the sake of nudity or.... ok, you get the picture.
Anyway, it all makes for another fun filled episode, of course we drift off onto our usual tangents, but then, it truly wouldn't be an MMC episode if we didn't, right?
Finally, please excuse the dodgy audio, Stuart's recording and mic had some technical difficulties, the impact should be minimal, but hey, we are just giving you all a heads up.
Stay Away, from Captain Howdy. Keep right away, not because he is scary or anything, it's because this film BLOWS. Yes, that's right folks, we venture into very rare territory this week - Horror, What with John absent for this one, Stu and Hunter, both fans of Dee Snider, decided to look at his 1998 effort - Strangeland.
What we discovered, was a clumsily written, and poorly made film, that looked solely into trying to turn the Captain Howdy character into a franchise, ala Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees etc etc.
We also discuss Dee and his recently defunct podcast, plus of course Twisted Sister. Like we say, we are fans of Dee, but we call this film for what it is....remember, stay away, right away from Captain Howdy.
After a very long absence from the show, we are finally joined again, by the legendary Soopermexican, to talk CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS, the very uplifting, family documentary... if your family is as messed up as this one that is.
We talk at length, some very heavy issues in this one, such as the heinous act of child abuse (of which is the central theme to the documentary). We also discuss some other things that leave us dumbfounded, such as Black History Month, Donald Trump, what is wrong with The Netherlands, and Soopermexican threatens to leave America if the Democrats get in.
It all makes for another fun filled episode, we hope the humour can counteract the depressive nature of the topic at hand.
See ya next week.
P.S - A big thanks to Soopermexican for the artwork, go follow him on twitter HERE
It's Valentine's Day on the day of this episodes release, and what says love and romance better than John Woo's THE KILLER. On this weeks episode, we look at this heavily lauded action thriller, that set John Woo apart from other filmmakers out there.
We also riff on politics, Dee Snider, the Superbowl and also Rob Zombie. Oh, and we are joined on this one by the Armenian madman Garo Nigoghossian too.
Konnichiwa. This week here on the MMC we head to the streets of Japan and discuss the 1974 flick THE YAKUZA. How does it fare up after 40 plus years? Well, listen on and find out. There is also the usual non topic banter you expect from us. Thoughts on the Oscar boycott, plus Stu and John give Hunter some important tips on just what sort of women he should be looking for in the dating scene, plus some other stuff we bushido on about.
It all makes for another way that the MMC get your week started (or winding it up, depend on how you view the calendar week).
Well, here we are, back for the first episode of 2016. As promised during our episode with Paul Bishop from last year, we said we would discuss the latest instalment in the Rocky series - Creed. Anyway, we were due to break tradition, and cover a current blockbuster, so here it is.
Thanks to Paul for returning back with us on this one, it was a lot of fun.
Please excuse the whirring noise during the first couple of minutes of the episode, it was hotter than hell itself when Stuart was recording, and the sound you hear is the sound of his fan blasting at full pelt. It disappears real quick though.
Also, listen out for an announcement regarding our donation episode we still have available (for now anyway)