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Ep. 79 - "Paris, Texas" (1984)

This episode has been a long time coming. Returning guest Steve Phelan and co-host Chad Peter have been waiting to force fellow co-host Mark Heiliger into watching "Paris, Texas" for a good, long while now - and the time has come to do so. Unfortunately, or fortunately (if you're into this sort of thing), we had an additional guest on the podcast as well (one that wasn't happy about being on the podcast with us).

Performers of note: Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément, Nastassja Kinski and Hunter Carson.

Also, stay tuned for the addendum at the end.

imdb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087884/reference

DIRECT DOWNLOAD MP3 - http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehellwithth … STEXAS.mp3

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Ep. 78 - "Bumblebee" (2018)

Oh ho ho, boy oh boy we bet you never saw this one coming.  Chad and Mark invite guest (and actress) Kat Schmidt onto the podcast to help explain her love of the Transformers movie franchise, or specifically - 2018's "BUMBLEBEE".  They deep dive into the WHY and WHAT, going so far as to attempt to explain why these movies are still being made - and why certain folks enjoy them more than others.  (editor's note: after this podcast was recorded, it was announced that there's MORE Transformers films in the works).

Performers of note: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, and Travis Knight.

DIRECT DOWNLOAD - http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehellwithth … BLEBEE.mp3

imdb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4701182/reference

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STILL making this damn podcast.  A few new episodes posted lately:

74.) "Tremors 2: Aftershocks" (1996) - imdb - DOWNLOAD
75.) "Under The Silver Lake" (2018) - imdb - DOWNLOAD
76.) "Anguish (1987) - imdb - DOWNLOAD
77.) "Ready Or Not" (2019) - imdb - DOWNLOAD

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Does shooting a random "one shot" pointless film out of boredom count as a creation?

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Eh!  A few new episodes!

Latest:
Ep. 73 - "Sing Street" (2016)

Sneaking out of Ireland in 2016, "Sing Street" made it across the pond to America and had a relatively decent success, considering most movies of a similar nature never reach much of an audience in America with the mass of content blasted through our eyeballs these days.  Still, this movie was missed by MOST - and we're here to remind you - it's probably not the movie you think it's gonna be, and it's pretty damn good.

From the director of "Once" and "Begin Again", "Sing Street" again captures director John Carney's sensibilities as a filmmaker, songwriter and showman for the modern "Hollywood" musical (albeit not connected to Hollywood).  In our setting, Chad has seen this movie (and loves it), and Mark is seeing it for the first time.

Performers of note: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Peter Campion, Ian Kenny, Mark McKenna

DIRECT DOWNLOAD MP3 - http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehellwithth … STREET.mp3

IMDb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3544112/reference

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We're back (sorta) with two new episodes!

69.) "Girls" (2012-2017) - imdb - DOWNLOAD
70.) "The Hudsucker Proxy" (1994) - imdb - DOWNLOAD

And, yeah.  Once I'm back from New York we'll start doing these frequently again - and not just once every few months!  Suggestions?

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Damn, great video BDA.  Couldn't agree more about the "future I was promised" aspect of all this.  Feels like the early exciting days of miniDV, final cut pro and going to town on videos that (eventually looked like garbage but had all the heart in the world).  At least the technology part should hold up its end of the bargain from here on out.  Fingers crossed that Finneas/Billie's Highland Park, CA world doesn't implode around them once the fame suffocates them both.  (On an aside, this only furthers my belief that success always comes in twos (or more).  A pairing that needs each other to be their best version of themselves.)

Always love the Triple J "Like A Version" sessions in Australia (from various artists).  Found a good one of them both.

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Oh man.  Digging some of these posts and getting caught up in general.  Music is weird.  I've been out of the loop but diving back in and having fun with some new(er) artists.

Recently wanted to see what this whole Billie Eilish thing was about - and holy fuck - what a talent at only 17 years old.  17!!!  I was so talentless at 17 that this is somewhat mindblowing (to be fair, her slightly older brother helps produce/write the songs, but even he's only 21(!)).  Her new album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is fantastic.

First, the catchy tune:

Then, the slower one I love:


What else?  Børns!  This guy is awesome.  Hipster as fuck but he makes good, fun music.  Had his newer album Dopamine on repeat for most of 2018.

First, a popular song:

And the one I listen to the most:

Faldor wrote:
Abbie wrote:

The issue isn't even how much content they're pumping out, it's that it's completely broken the theatrical distribution model. I checked AMC showtimes near me yesterday and there are literally like five non-MCU movies showing on screens right now, getting three or four screenings a day.

So we're back to Sorcerer flopping cos Star Wars got released?

Damn, Faldor digging into the PRE wayback machine for that one.

fireproof78 wrote:
Teague wrote:

Sequels -> Trilogies -> Franchises -> Reboots -> Remakes -> [Sequels to Remakes ->] Universes

Prepare for the Disneyverse.

To dovetail on to this I am so over Marvel now. I remember the Avengers commentary where Trey states that he will watch the film if Disney releases his family. That's how I feel with the Avengers and Marvel and all this constant drivel that somehow makes the films less and less appealing to watch the more they advertise them.

Seriously, Marvel has invaded all the things I used to enjoy from Legos, to Star Trek to Star Wars and on and on. I simply do not care what Thanos does, why he does it or how Marvel has crafted the gold standard of movie making series...no, that was Lord of the Rings. Ugh... *head desk*

How is your May?

Yes.  More of this sentiment.  The problem with the MCU is the sheer fucking QUANTITY of it.  It's not a quality thing, because I'd argue most are decently made and dare I say enjoyable, HOWEVER the success of said universe has really oversaturated the holy fuck out of everything else in the movieverse.  We've averaged one Star Wars film a year - but at least lucasfilm seemed to be able to step in and pump the brakes after SOLO (hell, we won't see another FILM after IX for three years(!), which honestly is GREAT news (do we count The Mandalorian?)  I'm getting sidetracked here.  Point is - imagine if the MCU didn't exist.  Thanos the films from the universe and our minds.  Are we still feeling oversaturated on all things nerd without the MCU?

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We're still here, bitches!

Ep. 68 - The Ice Pirates" (1984)

Howdy!  Remember us?  No?  Well, shucks.  Welcome back to another episode of THE HELL WITH THIS.  Your hosts Mark and Chad have been briefly reunited to bring you a, uhm, podcast… where we talk about… things and stuff.  This week’s “things and stuff” is an audience requested number, “The Ice Pirates”, a not-as-forgotten-as-it-probably-should-have-been film from 1984!  The fellas also discuss the state of sci-fi (and possibly where “it went wrong”).

Performers of note: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston, John Matuszak, Ron Perlman and John Carradine.

Subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify or just listen below:

DIRECT DOWNLOAD MP3 - http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehellwithth … IRATES.mp3

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087451/reference

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haha, as someone that didn't know WHAT to expect from the forthcoming IX, after VIII literally killed the biggest baddie that VII presented... the trailer from IX was good to see.  All for coming full circle to the even bigger biggest baddie of them all.

At some point, rabid fandom is the snake that eats its own tail, and Star Wars fans are some of the most spoiled out there.  In 20 years or so, maybe they'll be more appreciated - perhaps like the prequels are more respected now than when they "destroyed" the franchise 20 years ago.  There's still been a care put into these films that hasn't been replicated anywhere (and that includes Marvel films) - and that has been worth the price of admission alone.

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Abbie wrote:

FUCK YEAH 20TH CENTURY WOMENNNNNNNNN

YEAAAAHHHH!!!!!

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Ep. 67 - "20th Century Women" (2016)

We're back for the new year!  2019!  Episode 67.  Cruising right along.  This week Chad and guest Matt "Lank" Hingstman muse about their holiday vacations and Matt's movie selection, the wonderful Mike Mills film, "20th Century Women" from 2016.

Performers of note: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann.

DIRECT DOWNLOAD - http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehellwithth … YWOMEN.mp3

IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4385888/reference

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Trey wrote:

It's pronounced COH-ven.

haha, I love Borchardt so hard.

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Ep. 66 - "American Movie" (1999)

This week's movie is a legitimate classic - a 1999 documentary entitled "American Movie".  We're digging it up because maybe the world's forgotten it, or maybe you're just one of those folks who missed it at the time.  In any case, it's a goddamned treasure - and you should see it.

Performers of note: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Chris Smith

DIRECT DOWNLOAD - http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehellwithth … NMOVIE.mp3

IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/reference

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hah... i had a similar reaction when I saw that I hadn't updated the postings here since "Zodiac", which was like 20 episodes ago.  Like, holy fuck, where did all these episodes come from?

Audience wise we were doing OK up until I got too busy to post shit for a few months... and we lost whatever momentum we had (hardly any), but whatever.  We've only really just now started to put any real effort behind it, and now that we're on Jake Lloyd "Dragon Wagon Radio" network, we feel obliged at least to put forth that effort.  The show's only real landing page is http://www.thehellwiththis.com - Mark runs our twitter @thwtpodcast and I run our instagram @thehellwiththispodcast.  Other than that, we got nothin.  Thoughts?

Uh, you should bring a movie for us to do.  Come on by!

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Yup.  Still doing this podcast!  New episodes every Tuesday!  Hoooowah!

1.) "Monsters" (2010) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
2.) "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains" (1982) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
3.) "Runaway" (1984) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
4.) "The Double Life of Veronique" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
5.) "Hobo with a Shotgun" (2011) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
6.) "Cast a Deadly Spell" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
7.) "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead" (1995) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
8.) "Just One Of The Guys" (1985) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
9.) "About Time" (2013) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
10.) "Phantom of the Paradise" (1974) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
11.) "SLC Punk" (1998) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
12.) "Spartan" (2004) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
13.) "Flirting" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
14.) "Frailty" (2001) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
15.) "Paths of Glory" (1957) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
16.) "Talk Radio" (1988) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
17.) "Grandma's Boy" (2006) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
18.) "The Long Goodbye" (1972) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
19.) "Black Book" (2006) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
20.) "The Impostors" (1998) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
21.) "The Light Between Oceans" (2016) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
22.) "Last Action Hero" (1993) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
23.) "The In-Laws" (1979) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
24.) "Better Luck Tomorrow" (2002) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
25.) "Back To School" (1986) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
26.) "Earth Girls Are Easy" (1988) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
27.) "The Notorious Bettie Page" (2005) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
28.) "Sex, Lies and Videotape" (1989) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
29.) "It Follows" (2014) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
30.) "La la land" (2016) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
31.) "Prince of Darkness" (1987) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
32.) "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (2009) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
33.) "The Big Short" (2015) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
34.) "Rumble Fish" (1983) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
35.) "The Player" (1992) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
36.) "Poltergeist" (1982) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
37.) "Zodiac" (2007) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
38.) "The Trust" (2016) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
39.) "Blade Runner 2049" (2017) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
40.) "One Dark Night" (1982) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
41.) "Legend" (1986) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
42.) "The Punisher" (2004) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
43.) "Three Colors: Red" (1994) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
44.) "Top Secret!" (1984) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
45.) "Brick" (2005) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
46.) "Wings of Desire" (1987) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
47.) "Scarecrow" (1973) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
48.) "Halloween III - Season of the Witch" (1982) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
49.) "Outlander" (2008) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
50.) "Dredd" (2012) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
51.) "Apollo 13" (1995) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
52.) "Lord of Illusions" (1995) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
53.) "American Teen" (2008) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
54.) "The Last of Sheila" (1973) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
55.) "The Void" (2016) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
56.) "Ace In The Hole" (1951) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
57.) "Phoebe In Wonderland" (2008) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
58.) "*Batteries Not Included" (1989) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
59.) "Blade of the Immortal" (2017) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
60.) "Lost Highway" (1997) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
61.) "Master of the Flying Guillotine" (1976) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
62.) "Swiss Army Man" (2016) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion

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Teague wrote:

Love, love, love this movie.

Yesssss

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This is one of those slow-burn modern-classic films that only David Fincher could have directed.  Mark and Chad discuss, well - is it a "classic"?  Chad seems to think so.  Mark isn't as certain.  One thing is for sure, however: the film didn't play well on first viewing, but ultimately gets much, much better on repeat viewings.  Is that because it breaks the modern storytelling tropes?  Does it break traditional structure?  Does the film climax?

Will all these questions be answered here?  Probably not, but we'll touch on some of it.

https://thehellwiththiscom.files.wordpr … zodiac.mp3

“Zodiac" (2007)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443706/combined

Performers of note: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch

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Mark's back with previous guest Josh Trotter to discuss the child-traumatizing film, "Poltergeist" - the movie that haunted Josh in his youth (and he's never seen it - only listened to it from behind a couch).

So there's that.  And other stuff.  Did Spielberg direct this?

https://thehellwiththiscom.files.wordpr … rgeist.mp3

“Poltergeist" (1982)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084516/combined

Performers of note: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Oliver Robins, Dominique Dunne, Zelda Rubinstein, Tobe Hooper, Steven Spielberg.

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You didn't even know you missed us.  (wait, did you?)

Ah, the sweet, sweet smell of being back.  Mark and Chad are back after an extended break!  Chad went and directed a feature film in Australia (currently untitled), and Mark's been busy busting his butt on shows like "Preacher" and "My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend".  That said, we're back weekly from here on out (for the foreseeable future). 

Let's get to it, shall we?

This week, Chad and Mark deep dive back into Robert Altman (that didn't come out right)... with "The Player", a 1992 opus that features every fucking actor ever.  The movie breaks the first rule of filmmaking: don't make a movie about filmmaking.  If you haven't seen it before, maybe check it out before listening - as always, we WILL spoil the movie (and cameos) for you. 

https://thehellwiththiscom.files.wordpr … player.mp3

“The Player" (1992)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105151/combined

Performers of note: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dean Stockwell, Lyle Lovett, and a million cameos.

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Mark, Chad and guest Steve Phelan return after a week off to explore Steve's pick, "Rumble Fish", Francis Ford Coppola's generally forgotten art-house epic(?) from 1983.  Photographed on gorgeously lush black and white film, "Rumble Fish" is a film that most likely couldn't see the light of day in our era or filmmaking - a large cast of up-and-coming stars, including Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane and Nicolas Cage, would frankly be unheard-of in a modern independent shot on black and white film (or video, for that matter).  It's a relic of its time, for sure.

https://thehellwiththiscom.files.wordpr … lefish.mp3

“Rumble Fish" (1983)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086216/combined

Performers of note: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Nicolas Cage, Chris Penn, Laurence Fishburne, Tom Waits, Sofia Coppola, S.E. Hinton, Francis Ford Coppola.

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Ep.33 - "The Big Short" (2015)

2008 came and went with no really big issues, right?  Uhh, wrong.  Guest Brian Finifter and co-host Mark Heiliger take a look (minus Chad) at "The Big Short" (Mark's first time).  They ponder exactly what went wrong (with the economy - not the movie), and leave us with a sense of overall dread.  Thanks, guys.

https://thehellwiththiscom.files.wordpr … gshort.mp3

“The Big Short" (2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/combined

Performers of note: Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro, Tracy Letts, Marisa Tomei, Rafe Spall, Hamish Linklater, Jeremy Strong, Melissa Leo.

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"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (2009)

With whispers that Terry Gilliam's ill-fated Don Quixote project might finally see the light of day, we thought we'd dive into another Gilliam film that almost didn't make it to screens: "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". With the passing of Heath Ledger - half way through production - Gilliam and crew had to shut down and regroup. The result is stronger than one might expect, given the circumstances, with some flaws along the way. The real question is - can Terry Gilliam return to form?

https://thehellwiththiscom.files.wordpr … nassus.mp3

“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (2009)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1054606/combined

Performers of note: Heath Ledger, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole, Christopher Plummer, Verne Troyer, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and a hint of Gwendoline Christie.