It's been an amazing year for The Projection Booth. We've had our praises sung by the A/V Club, Filmmaker Magazine, and IndieWire. And, moreover, we've gotten terrific feedback and kudos from our listeners. We've had some terrific guests and co-hosts who have helped make 2014 a banner year for our little show.

As we're wont to do, here's a list of our top (most downloaded) and bottom (least downloaded) episodes of the year. Funny thing is, we love them all equally. Thanks again to everyone who's helped make this year special and we look forward to many more! Enjoy!

Most Downloaded Episodes of 2014 (Highest to Lowest)

  1. Manhunter
  2. The Bad Lieutenants
  3. Orgy of the Dead
  4. Special Report: Jodorowsky's Dune
  5. The King of Comedy
  6. Female Trouble
  7. Caligula
  8. Possession
  9. Cruising
  10. Life of Brian

Least Downloaded Episodes in 2014 (Lowest to Highest)

  1. Let's Scare Jessica to Death
  2. Big Gus, What's the Fuss?
  3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  4. The Burglar
  5. Boys in the Sand
  6. American Mary
  7. Election Special
  8. Mother Night
  9. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
  10. Detour

Special Guests: & Danny Woodburn
Guest Co-Host: Mike Sullivan

After Rainbow Randolph (Robin Williams) falls from grace, it's up to Sheldon Mopes (Edward Norton) as Smoochy, the singing rhino, to save the network. He quickly finds himself embroiled in the shady underworld of children's television in Death to Smoochy.

Links:
Buy Death To Smoochy on DVD or Streaming
Visit the official Danny Woodburn website
Buy Will Not Attend
Listen to Adam Resnick talk about Will Not Attend
Listen to Adam Resnick on our Cabin Boy episode
Read reviews from Mike Sullivan in Shock Cinema magazine

Music:
"Goomba Boomba" - Yma Sumac
"Malambo No.1" - Yma Sumac

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Mike's been a busy boy. Here's some shows he's guested on lately:

Geek Juice Radio – Episode 156

This month's director retrospective looks at the work of Joel & Ethan Coen
Featuring: Alex Jowski, Charley McMullen, Mike White and Rob St Mary


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F This Movie: Robocop 2

Mike joins Patrick Bromley of F This Movie to discuss a frustrating sequel, roller-skates and their own terrible addictions to Nuke.


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Radiodrome: The Riddick Retospective


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Radiodrome: The Creepshow Retrospective


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Special Guest: Luke Wilson
Guest Co-Host: Jeff Wattrick

You should listen to this episode because "Brawndo's got electrolytes!"

This week we look at Mike Judge’s 2006 devolution satire Idiocracy.

Find out what happens when Private Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), the "average American", wakes up 500 years in the future. Sadly, he discovers he's easily the smartest man alive!

Links:
Buy Idiocracy on DVD, Streaming
Buy Bottle Rocket on DVD/Blu-Ray
Watch Luke Wilson's short film Satellite Beach
Read The Marching Morons by C.M. Kornbulth
Read a review of Idiocracy by Nuttawut Permphithak
"Let's Examine the Many Signs that Mike Judge's "Idiocracy" is Nearly Upon Us"
"Darwin, Dar-Lose: The Genius of Idiocracy"
"Idiocacy is a Cruel Movie and You Should Be Ashamed for Liking it"
10 Best Products from "Idiocracy"
Visit the official Brawndo website

Music:
"American Idiot" - Green Day
"Jocko Homo" - DEVO

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Special Guest: Mike Marvin
Guest Co-Host: Stephen Sajdak

If sex addict Russell Procope can't get a degree from an accredited university he will miss out on his inheritance. So, Buster Burger University looks like just the place for him... especially with that "no sex" policy. Join us as we talk about one of the smartest sex comedies of the 1980s Hamburger: The Motion Picture.

We talk to Hamburger director, Mike Marvin, and we’re joined by Steve Sajdak of We Hate Movies.

Mike offers a mea culpa in regard to mixing up Sixteen Candles with Pretty in Pink.

Links:
Buy Hamburger – The Motion Picture on VHS
Buy Hot Dog… The Movie on DVD, Streaming
Learn about The Butkus Foundation
Listen to the We Hate Movies podcast
Listen to the We Hate Movies episode on Hamburger
Listen to the We Hate Movies episode on Hot Dog
Learn about Hamburger University
Read about the Hamburger Museum
Learn about a real life Buster Burger

Music:
"We're the Meatmen" - The Meatmen
"Beef Bologna" - Fear

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Guest Co-Host: Duane Swierczynski

Originally slated for release in 1955, Paul Wendkos's The Burglar didn't hit theaters until 1957 when one of it's stars, Jayne Mansfield, had gained popularity. The film stars Dan Duryea as Nat Harbin, our titular burglar. He and his crew rob Sister Sarah, a Philadelphia spiritualist, of a pricey necklace.

We'll be talking more about the film, it's screenwriter -- David Goodis -- and the 1971 adaptation, Le Casse.

Links:
Buy The Burglar by David Goodis
Buy The Burglar as part of the Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics III
Buy The Burglar on DVD
Buy Le Casse / The Burglars on DVD
Visit the official Duane Swierczynski website
Buy some of Duane Swierczynski's books
Buy some of David Goodis's books
Listen to the Married with Clickers episode on The Burglar
Read more about the Cassidy's Girl movie
Visit a Jayne Mansfield fan site
Read more about the cinema of David Goodis
Buy David Goodis: A Life in Black and White by Philippe Garnier
Listen to our Shoot the Piano Player episode

Music:
"Le Casse" - Ennio Morricone
"Suey" - Jayne Mansfield
"Ma Non Troppo Erotico" - Ennio Morricone

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Special Guests: Patrick McGilligan, Steven Rybin, Will Scheibel, & Steve Anderson
Guest Co-Host: Jared Case

Noir November continues with Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place. Based loosely on a novel by , the film stars Humphrey Bogart as a screenwriter on the edge of madness and Gloria Grahame as the woman who tries to love him.

We're joined by Jared Case, Head of Motion Picture Collection Information and Access at the George Eastman House.

We conclude our interview with Patrick McGilligan as we discuss his book Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director.

Links:
Buy In a Lonely Place on DVD
Buy In A Lonely Place by Dorothy B Hughes
Buy Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director by Patrick McGilligan
Buy Lonely Places, Dangerous Ground: Nicholas Ray in American Cinema Edited by Steven Rybin and Will Scheibel
Visit the This Last Lonely Place website
Learn more about The George Eastman House
Support the Nicholas Ray Foundation
Visit the official Humphrey Bogart website
Listen to the Out of the Past podcast about In a Lonely Place

Music:
"In a Lonely Place" - New Order
"In a Lonely Place" - The Smithereens
"The Beast in Me" - Johnny Cash

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Special Guest: Noah Isenberg
Guest Co-Host: Richard Edwards

Noir November continues with a discussion of Edgar G Ulmer's Detour. Tom Neal stars as a down-on-his-luck musician who picks up the wrong hitchhiker (Ann Savage) in a tale of fickle fate, phones, and flashbacks.


We're joined once again by Professor Rich Edwards of the Out of the Past podcast and we spoke to , author of (9780520235779)

Links:
Buy Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins by Noah Isenberg
Buy Detour (BFI Classics) by Noah Isenberg
Buy Detour on DVD
Buy Detour by Martin Goldsmith
Buy Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off Screen on DVD
Hear more of Rich Edwards at Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir
Listen to the Detour episode of Confessions from The Dark City, a film noir podcast

Music:
"I Can't Believe You're in Love with Me" - Keely Smith
"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" - Alice Cooper

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