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)
Hey everybody, well here are the details on how to purchase a donation of $2.50 U.S (or more if you are so inclined) and receive the BONUS episode we recorded - The Return of Garo!!
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Hooray for Hollywood....NOT. This week we look at the seedier side of Hollywood. The scandals they wish you didn't know about.
This is our final episode for 2015 for the itunes feed, website, stitcher etc - However, there will be one more episode out next week which will be via donation only. Details at the end of this show, and via a special announcement due out in a few days.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to violence! The word, and the act... and the podcast. That's right gang, this week, it's all about Russ Meyer, and his seminal film from 1965 - FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!
We discuss Meyer's masterpiece, while also discussing how his films were lean in length (and not an overblown mess like modern films are today) and also the beauties that are, the 3 female leads in this film.
And as usual, we trail off into other areas of discussion. It will probably upset the socialists, but meh, f**k em.
This week, after a brief hiatus, we return to the Shaw-lin Temple to visit a beloved character from the banner of our show, the legendary Shaw Brothers super-hero super-movie Super Inframan!
Hunter asks the questions while John responds by relating his love for the movie as he runs down the history of the film, the actors involved, and how the character found an audience in the United States after being quickly forgotten in Hong Kong.
Who knows, what evil lurks... oh wait, wrong Shadow. Ok, this week, we continue our (unplanned) run of foreign films. This time we journey over to France, and look at Nuits Rouge from 1974, also known as SHADOWMAN.
We adopt some really poor French, oh, and we also discuss this oddball little film. Sit back, enjoy some Bourdeaux or a Claret, a Fromage platter, and an appetizer of frogs legs,
See you all next week.
Qui sait, ce que le mal rôde ... oh, attendez, mauvais Ombre. Ok, cette semaine, nous poursuivons notre (imprévue) série de films étrangers. Ce voyage dans le temps que nous à la France, et de regarder Nuits Rouge de 1974, également connu comme Shadowman.
Nous adoptons certains vraiment mauvais français, oh, et nous discutons également de ce petit film excentrique. Asseyez-vous, profiter de certains Bourdeaux ou un Claret, un plateau de fromage, et un apéritif de cuisses de grenouilles,
We're delving into old school anthology horror this week, looking at two specific episodes of One Step Beyond and Boris Karloff's Thriller. We also go on tangents about other horror movies, Tango & Cash, an obscure Robert E. Howard adaptation, and film criticism. The episodes we cover on the show are available on YouTube for you to watch below. Enjoy!
This week we have decided to finally look at, in depth, the 1988 comedy classic, from the multi talented Hui Brothers 'Chicken and Duck Talk'.
A wonderful little comedy, that unfortunately nobody knows outside of Asia. So Stu and John decided that it was time, that you Westerners opened your eyes, and your minds a bit, to the comic styling of the Hui Brothers, and in particular, this little gem of a film.
So, we decided this week, to each review a film of our choice, that the other 2 hosts on the show haven't seen before. Some interesting picks were chosen, some laughter to be had, and just who, or what is Mr. Arrowshelf?
It all adds up to another fun filled MMC episode, we dare you to last more than 28 minutes muhahahaha
Hey kids, you like up to the minute movie news right? Don't you love podcasts that date themselves, the moment they reference the news for that week?..... neither do we. HOWEVER, we decided to break protocol, and try our hand at it (with tongue planted somewhat in cheek), the results are, well, another movie news week podcast, hence the subheading - WORST EPISODE EVER.
Fear not, this is definitely not a new path we will be taking, we are back to our normal format (do we even have a format?) next week. This is just us highlighting, how booorrrrrriiinnnggg those Hollywood news podcast episodes can be Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
see ya next week
To read the article John goes in depth about on this episode, find part 1 of it HERE
Welcome folks to another episode of the MMC. This week, we were very fortunate to be joined by legendary LAPD Detective turned author - Paul Bishop.
It's information overload on this one, as Paul is kind enough to share some of his stories, of his time in the LAPD, along with his thoughts on the O.J Simpson case, and the subsequent trial. He also regales us with his first hand account, of his time on the frontline during the L.A riots of 1992.
But that's not all, as we said, he is also an author, and a prolific one at that. He discusses his books with us (and his upcoming new one LIE CATCHERS)
BUT, that's still not all, we also discuss the differences of portrayals of Police Officers in Hollywood, on the big and small screen, compared to that of real life.
It all makes for a fascinating listen, we cannot thank Paul enough for joining us, and look forward to having him back again, with us, in the near future.
You can find Paul, and his works in the links below.
Tickets please !!! Got anybody in the trunk? Yes? Go on get outta here. Hey all, this week, we trek into drive-in territory, and look at a couple of AIP flicks from the 50's - INVASION OF THE SAUCERMEN plus HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER.
We talk about the benefit, sometimes, of a shorter leaner film, compared to a bloated modern day Hollywood feature. We also discuss the crude special effects of Hollywood back in the 50's, and, the films at hand of course.
So ease the seat back, stock up at the concession stand, and enjoy.
See you all next week.
NOTE: The sound on this episode is replicated to sound like it was broadcast out of a drive-in car speaker, there is nothing wrong with your sound system. We will return to normal sound next week.
Oi, Shine up your Doc Martens, pop on your braces and and listen in to Der Fools as we discuss the little known Australian Nazi skinhead flick ROMPER STOMPER.
Stuart clues you all in on Melbourne in the early 90's, and how this film was made in the area he worked in at the time.
Also discussed is the real life parallels drawn between this film, and the Cronulla Riots in Sydney in 2005. There is an excellent expose on those riots mentioned in the show, you can watch that right here.
Listen on, and enjoy, oh also - NAZI PUNKS FUCK OFF
Very few individuals are deserving of the label 'genius', James 'The amazing' Randi, is one though who is very deserved of that tag.
World famous Magician, Escape Artist, Debunker of Psychics , James Randi is all of these things... and more. On this week's episode Stuart and John look at the documentary on the life and times of James Randi 'An Honest Liar'.
We want you to see this amazing documentary, you can see it on Netflix. Or go rent or buy it from the following places
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of the Midnight Movie Cowboys? THE SHADOW KNOWS! On this episode, John and Hunter continue the MMC tradition of exploring the forgotten heroes of yesteryear in cinema (in previous episodes we've discussed The Phantom and Doc Savage), and this time we're talking about The Shadow, that mysterious figure who can cloud the minds of men!
The movie this episode focuses on specifically is the 1994 Russell Mulcahy film, starring our ol' buddy Alec Baldwin. Listen in to find out what we think.
Let us know what you think of this week's episode, you can e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit us on Facebook and join in the discussion on our message board. See you there!
YOU KNOW WHAT WE GOT HERE BABY??? IT'S A GOD DAMN FREE FOR ALL!!!! It's also, the final week of Rock Month here at the MMC. Yeah we know that June has past, and we are into the first few days of July, but this episode needed to be done right.
Why you ask? Well, because this week, we talk MMC favourite, and rock god, Ted Nugent.
This episode, we cover his collaborations with on again / off again band member Derek St. Holmes. They are all here, Ted Nugent, Free For All, Cat Scratch Fever, Double Live Gonzo and more.
Light up your BBQ's, send your 17 year old Hawaiian girlfriend outta the room, and hold onto your machine guns, this is Ted Nugent, MMC style.
It's week three of Rock Month, and this episode finds John and Hunter discussing one of the greatest New Yawk punk bands, The Dictators, who don't get nearly the amount of love they deserve. John talks about his experiences seeing the band live, and Hunter relates the time their bassist tried to steal his girlfriend. Listen in, and send feedback to email@example.com!
Right folks, week 2 of Rock Month. It's Hunter's pick this week, and he has picked a doozy, British Rockers THE CULT.
We cover their entire studio discography, tell you what albums are essential, and which ones to avoid. Anyway, grab yourself some fish and chips, and a few of those horrible warm British lagers, and delve into the career of The Cult with us.
See ya next week
NB: The last half an hour or so of this episode, Stu's mic suddenly becomes double-tracked. It is certainly noticeable, but won't detract from the conversation at hand. The problem has been singled out and will not happen again.
June is upon us, faithful MMC listeners! And that means that ROCK MONTH is upon us! You all know what courses are coming up, but to whet your appetite, we have a little appetizer here in the form of this mini-sode recorded during Stu's time in America on the documentary Beware of Mr. Baker, which chronicles the volatile life and times of Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Enjoy! Rock month officially kicks off next week!
The first episode we recorded during Stuart's U.S.A. tour (which as of now has sadly come to an end, he's gone back to the Citadel in Australia with the War Boys), Hunter and Stu got pizza, beer, and decided to watch an old favorite that we knew John wouldn't mind missing out on. The movie we went with: Weird Al's cult opus UHF, a tribute to the bizarre corners of the TV world from back in the day. Funnily enough, film also feature two comedians that are currently hated in pop culture: Michael Richards and Victoria Jackson. Ever wondered if poodles can fly? Tune in and find out.
The wait is over, folks. We managed to trick the mad, sun-baked Australian, Stuart Baulk, into watching Mad Max: Fury Road, and the results were, um, maddening. John and Hunter are joined by returning guests Leslie Dowd of The Right Angle, and the Armenian madman himself, Garo Nigoghossian.
This episode gets a bit colorful, but if you listen to the show, you know what to expect! Alright, enough talk, LISTEN NOW!
Hallelujah brethren! Stuart has made a long and arduous journey across the Pacific Ocean in an Australian slaver's galley, all the way to these here United States of America. Having hitchhiked his way all the way to the great state of Texas, Stuart went with Hunter to see Avengers: Age of Utrom Ultron at the Texas Theatre for a follow-up show to our infamous Avengers episode a few years back. Joining us is Mr. Cole Houston from the Jedi Cole Universe, who saw the movie with us, and shared in our misery experience. So listen in, and see what the congregation thought of this much anticipated trainwreck motion picture event!
In this episode, John, Hunter and Stu dig back into the trashy past of confrontational television, as they look at the documentary Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie. We talk about Morty, trash TV, confrontational hosts like Wally George, and the variety of hosts and personalities that followed in Morty's wake, and which ones he left a mark on. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a rating, ya pablum-puking scum!
Cannon Films. Anybody who grew up in the 80's knew of them. Some loved them, some hated them, but you couldn't deny their presence. On this episode, the guys, along with our buddy Richard Kuhn, discuss the excellent documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films.
We also talk our experiences of watching the films in the Cannon library, and what we personally think of them.
We'll be back next week with a new episode, in the meantime, get yourself an ear full of some Golan-Globus goodness.