Feb 25, 2021

Stu’s Views Episode 03: Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D

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Hey gang, Stu here, back with another (overdue) episode of Stu's Views. This time, I return to the well (or should that be lake) and look at Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D, but I am not reviewing the film, instead I am reviewing the 3-D experience of it, from the disc in the Deluxe Edition box set.

This will be the last Friday the 13th episode i will do, nothing more needs to be said, and I want to move on to other things to share my view on.

Enjoy

Stu

Feb 24, 2021

Hang ‘em High

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Eric Zaldivar joins John and Hunter to take a look at Clint Eastwood's first Hollywood western after his run of spaghetti westerns with Sergio Leone, Hang 'em High, directed by Ted Post. In this episode, Clint romances Betty and Veronica while listening to jazz in the Carmel, CA woods, and we come to some tough realizations about Clint's American westerns that might be a bit unpopular. Listen to find out!

Feb 16, 2021

Phil Spector

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John and Hunter are once again joined by Eric Zaldivar to discuss David Mamet's 2012 HBO movie about the trial of Phil Spector, which goes by the title of its subject. Pacino plays Spector and his collection of wigs. Tangents about music are had.

Feb 7, 2021

Stu’s Views Episode 02: Friday the 13th Deluxe Edition Box Set

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Hey gang, back with another episode of Stu's Views, on this one I look at the wonder that is the Friday the 13th Deluxe Edition Blu Ray Box Set. This isn't a review of the films, as much it is a rundown of all the things in the box, and if it is worth it's hefty price point.

Anyway, I'll be back with another episode in a couple of days. Life prevented me from getting this one done earlier - it happens.

Enjoy

Stu

Feb 3, 2021

Hercules in the Haunted World

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This week, John and Hunter dive into the world of surreal Italian peplum films as they examine Mario Bava's hallucinogenic Hercules in the Haunted World, also known by many other titles, including Hercules at the Center of the Earth. The film stars Reg Park, a guy who played the title role a handful of times, and Christopher Lee, who is no stranger to fantasy and horror films, as well as a group of Italian genre mainstays. 

Topics include Bava's marvellous career, the various versions of this movies, the peplum genre and how it relates to other Italian genre booms and the country's cinema overall, Steve Reeves, and bodybuilders.

Listen in, and check out the supplemental videos below!

 

Hercules in the Haunted World on YouTube

 

 

Hercules starring Steve Reeves

 

Jan 26, 2021

Big Jake

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John and Hunter are joined once again by western expert and all around bad hombre, Eric Zaldivar. This week, we delve into John Wayne's Big Jake, a western that comes late in the Duke's career, and co-stars more than a few frequent collaborators. 

Items discussed include the Duke's penchant for removing commies, Vulture's not-so-good list of the greatest westerns ever made, and Eric talks about his experiences working with the Duke's Big Jake co-star, Chris Mitchum, son of Hollywood legend Robert Mitchum! Don't miss this one!

Here is a link to the article Eric references about Chris Mitchum's falling out with Duke: https://jeremylr.medium.com/john-wayne-built-my-career-durango-prop-guys-and-pistoleros-with-chris-mitchum-afa7d6077ffe

 

Here is footage of the premiere of Big Jake at Knott's Berry Farm:

 

Big Jake trailer:

Jan 21, 2021

Stu’s Views Episode 01: Destruction - Mad Butcher E.P

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Hey all, Stu here. So, over the next 2 months or so, I'm gonna be out of action on the regular MMC episodes, due to works happening in my house. However, of a nighttime, I'll be free to record, so I'll be doing a little side solo project called Stu's Views.

 

I'll be looking at anything and everything - films, music, books etc. and if the mood strikes me, I'll record a mini episode on my thoughts on it. Now, I am not leaving the MMC, I am just purely unavailable for the near future to do any, but I will be doing these.

First episode I decided to talk about the 1987 Destruction E.P Mad Butcher. 

Dig in

Stu

Jan 20, 2021

Broke: Lethal Weapon, Woke: Above the Law

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John and Hunter re-examine two old favorites, Richard Donner's buddy cop film Lethal Weapon, and Andrew Davis' Steven Seagal vehicle, Above the Law. How do they hold up?

 

Well, the title should be an indicator.

 

Join us as we re-evaluate two similar eighties action flicks with similar plots, and how our opinions on them have changed in the years since.

Jan 12, 2021

All the King’s Men

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John and Hunter ring in the new year with Robert Rossen's All the King's Men, an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Robert Penn Warren. Steve Zaillian's notorious 2006 remake is also discussed, as well as the history behind the inspiration for the story, Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long. And of course, we can't help but tie it all in to recent events.

 

A note about this episode: We had some trouble getting going with recording, and during our technical issues, Hunter's audio settings were reset, so the audio on this episode is not up to our usual standards. We apologize to your ears for the inconvenience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 14, 2020

Rock Month: Killing Joke [Part 1]

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Ok, after an almighty long wait since the last episode, and an eternity since Rock Month from last year (it basically got shelved indefinitely), we decided to give you just ONE Rock Month episode this year, well, one band split over 2 episodes.

On this one Stu and Hunter are joined by friend of the show, and Metalocalypse look-a-like Daniel Kiestler.

We discuss the 2013 Killing Joke documentary - The Death and Resurrection Show, and the insanity of KJ frontman Jaz Coleman. We also discuss, the huge, but widely unheralded, impact of Killing Joke's music.... more to come on that one when we do Part 2 of this very special Rock Month episode.

P.S - for those of you who are excited to see RM return, savour it, this WILL be the last one we ever do. RM was fun for the 6-7 years we did it, but we've done all we could with it. We'll still discuss music on the show, heck we may even do the odd episode dedicated to a band or artists new release, or rock documentary, but in terms of Rock Month... it's dead. Sorry fam.

Enjoy

Nov 5, 2020

All Filler, No Killer

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Hey gang, we're back with a quick fill-in episode. We were meant to do our Rock Month episode (still coming, so don't worry), but certain issues prevented that, so we knocked this one out to keep you tied over in the meantime.

There's a bunch of rants and tangents on here, and general observations too. The usual banter we do (that listeners seem to enjoy for some reason)

Anyway, enjoy this, it's nothin' fancy. Our Rock Month episode though, will be.

 

Oct 10, 2020

FM [1978]

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Alright now, time to slip off them shoes, turn on your radio, and switch that dial to 102.1 MMC radio. This week the gang look at an Arrowshelf title (so you know darn well whose pick this is) FM from 1978.

 

Now for those of you who have seen it, the comparisons to WKRP in Cincinnati are unmistakable, we do go into that, but we also talk the film itself of course. A lost gem, with a pulsating soundtrack, this is one we think you need to see.... or is it? listen on and find out.

P.S - we will be doing ONE Rock Month episode this year. It was originally abandoned for 2020, but seeing as Doc Month was a disaster, we will bringing you a Rock Month episode very shortly, listen to this episode for details. 

Sep 27, 2020

The X-Files: D.P.O.

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John and Hunter are back to talk about another episode of The X-Files. This time, we look at the episode "D.P.O." from season three, featuring an electrifying Giovanni Ribisi and Jack Black doing the hesher thing he used to do in everything. The content here lead to a long discussion about the nineties, Filter, Sega, the Vandals, and all kinds of other tangents relating to this episode.

Let us know if you dig these X-Files episodes! Enjoy!

 

 

Sep 3, 2020

Questions / Answers / Banter

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Welcome to Week 3 of Doc Month.... NOT! Sorry folks, Doc Month is done, incomplete, but hey, you can't win 'em all.

So anyway, this episode, we decided to go casual, and do a Q & A with the MMC. There is a lot of banter in this one, a freeform, devoid of topic show.

2 hours of MMC for you all to enjoy.

Links to some of the discussions within.

Woman on the front of the Black Sabbath album cover.

Dr. Fukk Youtube Channel

 

P.S - At the time of this recording, Anthony Nesbitts' Youtube channel WAS active, unfortunately, it has now been shut down, hence why no link to it here.

Aug 16, 2020

Eurocrime

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Ok, before you hurl your abuse, saying this was due out a month ago - we get it!! it's overdue, but life gets in the way. Anyway...

Welcome to week 2 of Doc Month. With this one, we are joined by The Bullsh*t Kid himself - Eric Zaldivar, to discuss a topic, which lately, seems to be rearing it's head on here a lot lately on the MMC - Eurocrime.

We look at the documentary Eurocrime (of which Eric was involved with it's making) to discuss, an era of years gone by - Italian crime films.

There are some hilarious stories on here, one almighty 20 minute plus tangent, and a bunch of other stuff.

Thanks for your patience, this episode will be worth it. We'll be back straight into it to bring you week 3 to close out Doc Month sooner rather than later.

Enjoy.

Jul 7, 2020

Doc Month: TFW No GF

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Like, there's no Rock Month man, like, my life sucks. I just wanna die, like what is this doc month? like, why does the MMC have to be such dic-

SHUT UP YOU WHINY INCEL

Right! now, in lieu of no Rock Month this year, instead, we have decided to do Doc Month.

What is Doc Month you ask? Well, this month, we will be looking at Documentaries nobody else will cover, but ones we think you will be interested in. First one off the rank for July is Hunter's pic - TFW No GF. A documentary on the (self imposed) outcasts of society - Incels, and the struggle they have with adjusting to social life, unaided by a keyboard or monitor.

It's a sad, sometimes funny, but mostly fascinating look into the life of an Incel.

So sit back, don your cowboy hat and spurs, or oversized windbreakers, or whatever the hell individualises you, and listen on.

like, enjoy, while you laugh at my miserable life maaaannnn.

Jun 30, 2020

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood [Part 2]

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Hi gang, after a very long wait, we are back with our part 2 of Quentin Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD.

On this one, Stu returns with Hunter and John. We are also joined by returning guest Eric Zaldivar, to take a look at Tarantino's latest film.

Stay tuned, July will be a new month that we will be dedicating a topic to. Keep your eyes and ears open.

 

May 30, 2020

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Part 1)

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Howdy gang, it's been a few weeks, but we're back in the saddle, and here to present you with the first of a two part special, on Quentin Tarantino's film Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

On this episode, Hunter and John (no Stu, he's on the upcoming Part 2) are joined by DJ extraordinaire, friend of the show, Martial Arts aficionado, Nostalgia King, and all around good guy Skeme Richards.

Sit back, listen, enjoy and look out for Part 2, coming very soon.

May 6, 2020

Violent City

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Greetings from Italy, this week the MMC boys, along with the help of Eric Zaldivar, look at the 1970 Charles Bronson film - Violent City.

We delve into all the ridiculousness, and rapiness of this exploitation film, done only the way that Italians could make it.

So sit back and enjoy our look at this Bronson non-classic.

 

Saluti dall'Italia, questa settimana i ragazzi della MMC, insieme all'aiuto di Eric Zaldivar, guardano il film del 1970 Charles Bronson - Violent City.

Approfondiamo tutta la ridicolità e la rapidità di questo film sullo 
sfruttamento, fatto solo nel modo in cui gli
italiani potevano farcela.

Quindi siediti e goditi il ​​nostro sguardo a questo non classico di Bronson.

Voglio scopare la tua donna!!!
 
 

Apr 15, 2020

Midnight Movie Gameboys: Death Stranding

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It's been awhile, but Midnight Movie Gameboys is back with a quarantine special! Hunter and Garo discuss Hideo Kojima's now-prophetic Amazon package delivery simulator, Death Stranding.

We talk about how our mixed responses to the game, how we live in Kojima's dystopian future, and Kojima's messy public split with Konami.

We also discuss the videos where movie director men praise Kojima, including famous con-artist J.J. Abrams. Video below!

Theme music: "Hero Dance Party" by TeknoAXE

Mar 31, 2020

Falling Down

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Mousey returns.... sort of, well his son does, well not really... nevermind. Anyway, the three of us are back on board, and we discuss the no-way-could-you-make-this-today film FALLING DOWN starring Michael Douglas.

We discuss the film, it's parallels between it and his old man's film CAT AND MOUSE (which we covered a few weeks back) and the early 90's, a time when films like this COULD get made.

So, whilst we are all in lockdown, sit back, pop your mask and gloves on, and listen on.

it's Corona time!!!!

 

Mar 17, 2020

Paradise Alley

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Slycast host Craig Cohen returns to discuss Sylvester Stallone's directorial debut, Paradise Alley, with John and Hunter. Paradise Alley is the film where Sly cashed in his Rocky chips to do an Italian-American period epic, giving us a peek at a career Sly might've had before the trends of the eighties took over. Is it any good? Listen and find out!

We also discuss Sly's diet and workout routine, co-star Armand Assante's turn as Mike Hammer, pro-wrestling, and Tarzan movies. 

Be sure to visit Craig over at the Slycast!

 

Mar 9, 2020

Fletch

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The gang's all here, and in this episode, we discuss "Fletch", the journalist-turned-detective classic starring Chevy Chase from 1985.

We also discuss the source novels by Gregory McDonald, the ill-fated sequel, the career of Chevy Chase, and the other "Fletch" sequels that never got made.

 

Feb 27, 2020

Cat and Mouse

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Hey friends, we're back after a small delay, and to celebrate the career of the recently departed film legend Kirk Douglas, we thought we'd look at one of his lesser known titles - Cat and Mouse (AKA Mousey)

all the gang are on board this one, listen to Stu progressively lose his marbles throughout the show, while his head cold wreaked havoc on him. There's also a new feature we have added to the show, it's one only a show such as the MMC could dare to do.

So sit back, and let's raise a toast to one of cinemas giants Mr. Kirk Douglas

Feb 5, 2020

The Keep

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Stu returns this week to discuss Michael Mann's "The Keep" with John and Hunter in celebration of its DVD release...in Australia. Sorry, lads. You'll have to keep waiting on that physical release in North America.

Speaking of, we discuss the film's troubled history, it's cult following, the numerous versions and changes to the movie that have occurred, and why we will probably never see a director's cut, despite this being the Mann film that most desperately needs one. And of course, we go on the usual tangents.

You can watch the movie on Amazon, check out the trailer below. 

Thanks for listening!

 

Jan 17, 2020

Beverly Hills Cop

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John and Hunter ring in the new year with another rogue cop classic, "Beverly Hills Cop" (we'll do another Dirty Harry movie soon, we swear)!

We discuss topics such as the strange production history of the film, director Martin Brest, the terrible sequels, the ebbs and flows in Eddie Murphy's career, and of course, the movie itself. 

If you have a minute, go give us a review on iTunes if you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening!

 

Dec 19, 2019

The X-Files: “Drive”

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In this episode, John and Hunter take a look at the nineties TV conspiracy show, "X-Files". The episode we focus on is episode two of season six: "Drive". The episode was written by future "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, and features a guest appearance by Bryan Cranston. We also talk about the show's impact as a whole, looking at it then and now, and how it figures in to the conspiracy culture of the day.

Check out the intro to the episode below!

 

 

Dec 2, 2019

Another State of Mind

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Hey punks, skaters, moshers, skinheads, slam dancers and everyone else, the MMC are (finally) back with a new episode. On this one Stu and John look at the influential, low budget punk documentary from 1984 - Another State of Mind

Get on the bus with us, Youth Brigade and Social Distortion, and see a genuine DIY tour, and all the trappings that come with it.

So sit back with a pig fat infused milkshake, and listen to us talk Another State of Mind.

Watch the full thing here

 

 

Nov 6, 2019

Singin’ in the Rain

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This week, John and Hunter step out of the normal MMC comfort zone to talk about a musical, "Singin' in the Rain". Such an obscure pick! We talk about the film's humor! We talk about the parallels between the musical and the kung fu movie! We also ask a lot of questions, such as was Gene Kelly a huge pinko commie? Did he give money to the Irish Republican Army? What does it have to do with Saint Augustine? I don't know, listen and find out. Check the clips below to familiarize yourself, in case you've been living under a rock.

 

 

Oct 14, 2019

3 From Hell

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Yeeeahhhh, you knew it was comin' motherf*cker YEAH!! Yes friends, it's that time again, a new Rob Zombie film, a new carefully critiqued MMC episode on it, and of course this episode could not be done without the presence of the Armenian madman himself Garo Nigoghossian.

So, how bad is this one? well, it's... well, you will need to listen on and find out.

Not many tangents on this one friends, just basically RZ talk.

Anyway, enjoy

See ya next episode..... YEEEEEAAAAHHHHHHHH

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