Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Matinee Idles Extra - Dogtown and Z-Boys

In this edition of Matinee Idles Extra, Matt Burden looks back at Stacy Peralta's 2001 critically acclaimed documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys".

Suicidal Tendencies - Go Skate! (Possessed To Skate '97)


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Matinee Idles Extra - Shoot 'Em Up

Alec Berry takes a look at Michael Davis' 2007 film "Shoot 'Em Up".

Head Automatica - I Shot William H. Macy


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Episode 17 - Judgment Night

The whole gang is back to discuss the 1993 Stephen Hopkins' directed film "Judgment Night". 3 of the hosts really enjoyed the film, but one host not so much (guess which one). Topics discussed include the Gulf War and it's impact on early 90's cinema, what it means to be a man, the acting talents of Everlast, Happy Walter's effect on movie soundtracks, what makes a great movie villain, friendship in all it's many forms, and Denis Leary's stylish jacket. So hop in your RV, grab some alcohol (Or a slice of pizza!), and Enjoy!


Matinee Idles Extra - Cop Out

Joey Aulisio takes a look at Kevin Smith's 2009 film "Cop Out" in our new segment Matinee Idles Extra.

KRS-ONE - Sound Of Da Police


Episode 16 - Listener Feedback

In this episode Joey, Matt, and Vern go through all the recent e-mails sent to the show. Everything from Inglourious Basterds, Star Trek, Street Fighter, Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths, and superhero fashion is discussed. Also, Matt ponders the age old question "What's wrong with Jive?".


Matinee Idles Extra - The Hurt Locker

Alec Berry takes a look at Kathryn Bigelow's 2008 film "The Hurt Locker" in our new segment Matinee Idles Extra.

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt


Episode 15.5 - Matt Burden's Kung-Fu Explosion

Bonus episode! In this episode Matt talks a bit about some kung-fu movies he watched recently which were recommended by our good friend Shawn Pryor (of the PKD Black Box podcast).

movies discussed:
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Five Deadly Venoms

Music by Wu-Tang Clan


Episode 15 - The Wolfman, Edge of Darkness and More

In this episode Joey, Matt, and Vern are joined by listener Alan White (a.k.a New Mutant) to discuss some recent watches including The Wolfman, Edge Of Darkness, and The Frog And The Princess. Everything from Benecio Del Toro's bad acting, the casting of Captain America, the racial credence of Australians, to the annoyance of 3-D technology is discussed. So listen in or Vern will go Mel on your ass!

topics discussed

00:09:05 The Wolfman
00:44:34 Edge Of Darkness
01:04:54 The Frog and the Princess
01:18:38 Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths


Episode 14 - Bladerunner

In this long-awaited episode, Alec, Joey, and Vern sit down to discuss Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi/noir masterpiece "Blade Runner". Listen in for over 2 hours of in-depth discussion on the film including everything from it's long-storied production history, the look, the performances, the music, the inevitable "Is Deckard a Replicant?" debate, and it's legacy in film history. Also, Matt stops by to give his controversial thoughts on the film. So put down that pleasure model, pour a glass of Black Label Whiskey, and Enjoy!


Episode 13 - Trailer Talk

Matt, Joey, and Alec sit down to discuss some recently released trailers.

trailers discussed:

The A-Team
The Company Men
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
The Expendables
Hot Tub Time Machine (newest trailer)
The Losers


Episode 12 - Best of 2009

In this episode check out what (at least) one of the hosts thought the best movies of 2009 were followed up by some updates on upcoming shows.


Episode 11 - The Book of Eli, Youth in Revolt and Daybreakers

In this episode Joey and Alec discuss some recent theatrical releases, as well as some movie news.


Episode 10 - Shootin the Sh*t w/ Shawn Pryor of PKD Media

Matt, Joey, and Alec sit down with their pal Shawn Pryor of PKD Media to discuss some recent movie trailers. If you ever wondered about why asshole kids follow the Karate Kid endlessly, who would win in a fight between Billy Costigan and Cobra Commander, if it was alright legally to appreciate Dakota Fanning in lingerie, or why a buddy cop revival will be the most important thing to happen to cinema, then this might be the show for you.

trailers discussed:
Clash Of The Titans
Cop Out
Hot Tub Time Machine
Inception (newest trailer)
Iron Man 2
The Karate Kid
Robin Hood
The Runaways
Toy Story 3


Episode 9 - Based on a True Story...Sort of

The All-New, All-Different Matinee Idles starts here! (not really) but this is the first episode of a new format version of the show we are trying out. Listen in to hear Joe and Alec discuss some recent watches both old and new including the just released Sherlock Holmes from director Guy Ritchie.

movies discussed:
Domino (3:40)
Brick (9:52)
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (15:05)
High Fidelity (21:47)
Whatever Works (27:20)
Sherlock Holmes (29:46)


Episode 8 - General B/S 2 (Electric Boogaloo)

In this episode Matt, Joey, and Alec sit down and discuss some recent films they watched, upcoming trailers, and the whereabouts of Vern.

Episode 7 - The Lookout

To say we enjoyed this movie would be an understatement. So grab your notebooks and listen in to hear us gush about Scott Frank's 2007 crime drama "The Lookout".


Episode 6 - (Not) Manhunter

While we all loved Michael Mann's 1986 cult classic, our recorder didn't. Joe quickly fills us in on what's been going wrong behind the scenes and how we tried to record this episode not once but TWICE to no avail. Then stick around for the final 30 min of the original "Manhunter" recording which is actually pretty entertaining. The jury is still out on whether or not this was a fiendish plot by the Tooth Fairy to tear the hosts of this show apart or it was just a case of shitty technology. You be the judge.


Episode 5 - The Bourne Identity

In this episode the guys discuss Doug Liman's 2002 action thriller The Bourne Identity starring Boston's own Matt Damon. Nothing clever to say here, just listen!


Episode 4 - A Scanner Darkly

In this episode the guys discuss Richard Linklater's 2006 rotoscope-animated adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's seminal novel "A Scanner Darkly". Listen in to hear Joe and Vern defend their love of Keanu Reeves, and the postives and negatives of drug use. Meanwhile Matt attempts to divert their attention away from the film with topics ranging from the merits of Punisher War Zone, Steven Seagal, and the british government's ability to see the future of deviant crime. Also Alec communicates with the group from a different time and space. So pop a cap of Substance D, slip on your scramble suit, and Enjoy!


Episode 3 - True Romance

In this episode the guys discuss Tony Scott's 1993 cult classic "True Romance", but not everyone is a fan. Listen in to hear one host lose their mind, several hosts doing their best Drexl impersonations, the inevitable "Reservoir Dogs" comparison and debate, and one host's taste is called into question. So sit back, break out your prints of Doctor Zhivago, and enjoy.


Episode 2 - General B/S

Time to sit back and talk about what we have recently watched; titles ranging from G.I. Joe, to District 9, to 500 Days of Summer. Also discussed: trailers for upcoming releases.


Episode 1 - Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? In this installment the gents discuss an all out, largely loved movie classic, yet (GASP!) one of them has never seen it before! Wonder who? Hmmm....But, yes, the Matinee Idles are tackling Ghostbusters, and they are sure to be slimed.


Matinee Idles - Prequel

A prequel! A prequel! In this short installment the guys get together, break the show idea, give history on themselves, BS in a general sense, and announce their first Movie Club selection. Download this now, people! You want to witness the beginning!