Special Guests: Michael Pressman, Carl Gottlieb, Robert Boris, Glenne Headly
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Aaron Peterson

We wrap up '80s month with a housecall from Doctor Detroit (1983), the story of mild-mannered professor, Clifford Skridlow (Dan Aykroyd) and how he transforms into super-pimp Doctor Detroit.

Based on the short story "Detroit Abe" by , Mike talks to screenwriters and along with director Michael Pressman. This episode also includes the third and final part of the interview with actress Glenne Headly.

Aaron Peterson and Heather Drain join Mike to discuss this unusual comedy.

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Links:
Buy Doctor Detroit on DVD
Buy The Collected Short Fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman by Bruce Jay Friedman
Check out the F*ck Yeah, Dan Aykroyd Tumblr
Hear more of Robert Boris on the Electra Glide in Blue episode
Keep up with Heather Drain at Mondo Heather
Be sure to check out The Hollywood Outsider
Listen to Remake This Movie Right

Music:
"Yo Skridlow" - T.K. Carter & Dan Aykroyd
"Theme from Doctor Detroit" - Devo

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Special Guest: Steve Byrne

Mike talks with Steve Byrne of the Detroit Free Press about the 2017 Freep Film Festival, the documentary-focused fest that runs from March 30-April 2, 2017.

In the spotlight are films such as 12th & Clairmount, The 24 Hour War, Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, The Force, Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes, Tickling Giants and On the Sly: The Search for the Family Stone.

Mike is scheduled to moderate the post-screening Q&A with director Michael Rubenstone at the Cinema Detroit On the Sly screening 5:30 PM on Saturday April 1.

Rob St. Mary is scheduled to moderate the post-screening Q&A with Jeff Lambert, executive director, National Film Preservation Foundation. at the Cinema Detroit Field Guide to Sponsored Film screening 8:00 PM on Saturday April 1.

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Links:
Visit the official Freep Film Festival website

Music:
"Cola Bottle Baby" - Edwin Birdsong
"Loose Booty" - Sly & The Family Stone

Special Guest: Daniel Petrie Jr., Steven Berkoff, Ronny Cox, John Ashton, Harold Faltermeyer, Steven E. de Sousa
Guest Co-Host: Elric Kane, Chris Cummins

In Martin Brest's Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Eddie Murphy stars as Detroit police officer Axel Foley. He pursues the killers of his childhood friend to Beverly Hills where the local constabulary find his methods questionable.

We talk to screenwriter , actors John Ashton, Ronny Cox, and Steven Berkoff along with composer Harold Faltermeyer. As an added bonus, we talk to the original writer of Beverly Hills Cop III, Steven E. de Sousa.

Mike's joined by Chris Cummins and Elric Kane to discuss the Beverly Hills Cop series as well as the Sylvester Stallone offshoot, Cobra.

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Links:
Buy the Beverly Hills Cop collection on Blu-Ray
Visit the official Harold Faltermeyer website
Visit the official Ronny Cox website
Visit the official John Ashton website
Visit the official Steven Berkoff website
Visit the Pure Cinema podcast
Follow Steven E. de Sousa on Twitter
Follow Elric Kane on Twitter
Follow Chris Cummins on Twitter

Music:
"Axel F" - Harold Faltermeyer
"Axel F" - Clock
"Axel F - Miami Vice" - The Ventures
"Foley Finds Mikey" - Harold Faltermeyer
"The Heat is On (Original Demo)" - LateNight@Oasis
"Zach Shoots" - Harold Faltermeyer
"Axel F" - Crazy Frog
"The New Team" - Harold Faltermeyer
"Party All the Time" - Eddie Murphy

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Over the last few months Mike's been a guest twice of The Kulturecast:

Kong: Skull Island

Mike joined the regular hosts of the Kulturecast to discuss the return of King Kong and the second part of the American "Monsterverse".



End of Days

Celebrating the Apocalypse with the Kulturecast, Mike joined the fray to discuss the Arnold Schwarzenegger film End of Days (1999).



Special Guests: Greydon Clark, Jon Gries
Guest Co-Hosts: Chris Cummins, Heather Drain

Are you ready for some Totally Awesome Video Games?!?

We head to the arcade this week to discuss Greydon Clark's teen comedy Joysticks (1983) wherein the local gaming establishment is threatened by Mr. Rutter (Joe Don Baker). The film includes an incredible cast, featuring Jon Gries as King Vidiot.

Heather Drain and Chris Cummins join Mike to discuss their favorite games, arcades, and making their money the hard way... one quarter at a time.

Errata: Jeff Bailey is the name of the main character in Out of the Past, not It's A Wonderful Life. However, listening to the audio commentary of the Joysticks DVD does provide an It's A Wonderful Life connection...

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Links:
Buy Joysticks on DVD
Buy On The Cheap: My Life in Low Budget Filmmaking by Greydon Clark
Visit the official Greydon Clark website
Follow Jon Gries on Twitter
Visit the official Heather Drain website
Read articles from Chris Cummins on Den of Geek
Read the Joysticks review on House of Self Indulgence
Visit the Jim "Dorfus" Greenleaf YouTube Channel
Watch Alan: A Video Game Junkie

Music:
"Pacman" - DJ Maul "Joysticks" Theme Song
"Human Video Game" - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
"Pac-Man Fever" - Buckner And Garcia
"Pac-Man (Original Edit)" - Power Pill

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Special Guests: Susan Seidelman, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly, Laurie Frank, Floyd Byars
Guest Co-Hosts: Beth Accomando, Miguel Rodriguez

In Susan Seidelman's Making Mr. Right (1987), Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson) is an ad executive whose new client, ChemTec, needs a major PR campaign in order to make the Ulysses robot (John Malkovich) palatable to the American public.

and penned this sci-fi romantic comedy.

The episode features the second of the three-part interview with actress Glenne Headly. Hear the first part on the Dick Tracy episode.

Beth Accomando and Miguel Rodridguez join Mike to discuss this delightfully quirky film.

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Links:
Buy Making Mr. Right on DVD
Visit the official Ann Magnuson website
Visit the Frank Picture Gallery
Read Beth Accomando's film reviews
Visit the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival website

Music:
"Another World" - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
"Blank Generation" - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
"I Met An Astronaut" - Ann Magnuson
"Too Many Fish in the Sea" - The Marvelettes
"Happy Together" - The Turtles

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Special Guests: Gil Bettman, David Worth, Peter Kwong
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Josh Stewart

"I kinda wanted it to be Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Rambo" - Director Gil Bettman

An outstanding example of '80s Action Cinema, Never Too Young to Die (1986) stars John Stamos as Lance Stargrove, the "son of Bond", who teams up with Peter Kwong and Vanity to take down the evil intersex rock-n-roll cult leader Velvet Von Ragnar (Gene Simmons).

The brainchild of Steven Paul (Baby Geniuses, Slapstick of Another Kind, The Double 0 Kid), the film is getting a Blu-Ray release in April, 2017.

Josh Stewart and Heather Drain join Mike to discuss this outrageous film.

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Links:
Buy Never Too Young to Die on Blu-Ray
Buy Destroy All Movies by Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly
Visit the official Gil Bettman website
Visit the official David Worth website
Visit the official Peter Wong website
Visit the official Heather Drain website
Follow John Stamos on Twitter
Follow Gene Simmons on Twitter
Follow Josh Stewart on Twitter
Listen to the KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park episode

Music:
"Stargrove" - Tommie Lee Bradley
"Some Velvet Morning" - Lee Hazlewood
"Never Too Young to Die" - Iren Koster

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The nominees for the 15th Annual Rondo Hatton Awards have been announced (see all of the nominees). Finally, the Rondos have acknowledged that The Projection Booth doesn't qualify for the Best Multi-Media Horror Site award. This means there won't be any pleading emails, tweets, or posts for votes this year.

I want to congratulate all of the nominees and spotlight some of the friends of The Projection Booth who have been recognized:

  • For BEST COMMENTARY OF 2016 both Maitland McDonagh and Michael Felsher have been nominated for their work on Tenebrae (Maitland), John Carpenter's The Thing (Michael) and The Exorcist III (Michael).
  • Michael Felsher is all of the nominations, including the BEST DOCUMENTARY category with a nod for his Just Desserts.
  • For BEST MAGAZINE OF 2016 I'm glad to see Diabolique nominated. Several friends of The Projection Booth -- Samm Deighan, Kat Ellinger, and Heather Drain come to mind immediately -- are greatly involved with the magazine.
  • Speaking of, Kat Ellinger is nominated for BEST ARTICLE with her ‘Count Perversion, the Whip and the Living Dead,’ from Diabolique #98
  • We've had Elric Kane of the Shock Waves podcast on the show several times and the show is nominated for BEST MULTI-MEDIA HORROR SITE

Remember, to vote it's the rather arduous process of emailing your choices to taraco@aol.com by April 16, 2017.