April 23, 2014

Top Movie Podcasts

I was curious as to what shows out there are ranked among the Best Movie Podcasts. I poked around and located a handful of lists and did a very unscientific survey of them to come up with what are consistently ranked the top five shows. Here's what I discovered:

Top Five Over All (2 or More Votes)

  1. The Empire Podcast & Creative Screenwriting (Tie)
  2. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
  3. /Filmcast
  4. Filmspotting
Supporting data:

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10 Movie-Related Podcasts You Should Be Listening ToJames Garcia
  1. Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
  2. How Did This Get Made?
  3. Film Junk
  4. /Filmcast
  5. Doug Loves Movies
  6. The Golden Briefcase
  7. The ScreenRant Underground
  8. Modern Myth Media
  9. Slate's Spoiler Specials
  10. F This Movie!
Pop Podcast Primer: My top 10 film podcastsWhitney Matheson
  1. The Documentary Blog
  2. KCRW's The Treatment.
  3. Movies You Should See.
  4. Slate Spoiler Specials
  5. Criterion Cast
  6. Hollywood Babble-On
  7. /Filmcast
  8. Creative Screenwriting
  9. The Tobolowsky Files
  10. Filmspotting
The Best Movie PodcastsWixPix
  1. The Film Podcast
  2. The Gentlemen's Guide To Midnite Cinema
  3. How Did This Get Made
  4. Filmspotting: Svu
  5. Kcrw's The Business
  6. Animation Fascination
  7. Linoleum Knife
  8. The Warner Archive
Essential podcasts for movie geeksGlen Chapman
  1. Smodcast
  2. Spill
  3. Mondo Movie
  4. /Filmcast
  5. Filmspotting
  6. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
  7. Creative Screenwriting
Five Film Podcasts You Should Be Listening ToKate McCall
  1. Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo
  2. Filmspotting
  3. The Empire Podcast
  4. /Filmcast
  5. Filmspotting SVU (Streaming Video Unit)
5 Movie Podcasts you Should be Listening to Adam
  1. Filmspotting
  2. Brad N' Laremy on Movies
  3. /Filmcast
  4. Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
  5. Empire
5 Best Movie PodcastsThomas Winward
  1. Filmcast
  2. The Empire Podcast
  3. BAFTA Screenwriters Lecture Series
  4. Scriptnotes
  5. Kermode & Mayo's Film Review

April 22, 2014

Episode 163: The Bad Lieutenant Films

Special Guests: Edward Pressman
& William M. Finkelstein


This week we're talking about Bad Lieutenant - the original and the sort of loose re-make by filmmakers Abel Ferrara and Werner Herzog. The 1992 original stars Harvey Keitel as the Bad Lieutenant in question who gets in over his head with drugs, prostitutes and a gambling debt. The 2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans stars Nicolas Cage as the Bad Lieutenant in the days around and after Hurricane Katrina. He plays a cop who gets in over his head with drugs, prostitutes and a gambling debt.

Our guests are producer of both films – Edward Pressman and the screenwriter of The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, William Finkelstein

Guest co-host this week is Patrick Bromley of the F This Movie podcast.

Thanks to Filip Önell for the Werner Herzog impersonation!

Music:
"Pledging My Love" - Johnny Ace
"Signifying Rapper" - Schooly-D
"Old Lost John" - Sonny Terry
"Release Me" - Johnny Adams

Links:
Buy Bad Lieutenant on DVD and Blu-Ray
Watch Bad Lieutenant on Netflix Instant
Buy The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans on DVD and Blu-Ray
Buy the Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans book
Check out Patrick's show F This Movie Podcast
Follow F This Movie on Twitter

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April 21, 2014

Special Report: Milius

Special Guest: Joey Figueroa

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talked to Joey Figueroa about co-directing the feature documentary Milius. Figueroa discusses his early work with Kevin Smith and the challenges of capturing the larger-than-life persona of writer/director John Milius.

Links:
Watch Milius on Amazon Instant Video
Watch Milius on Netflix
Watch Milius on Epix
Listen to our episode on The Big Wednesday

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April 19, 2014

Special Report: Of Gingers and Little Fishes

Special Guest: Alexia Anastasio

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Alexia Anastasio about a few of her current projects -- Little Fishes and Ginger Girls -- as well as crowdfunding and her early works such as Adventures in Plymptoons.

Music:
"Redhead Girl" - Air
"Three Little Fishies" - Spike Jones

Links:
Visit Alexia Anastasio's website
Help fund Little Fishes and/or Ginger Girls on Fractured Atlas

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April 15, 2014

Episode 162: Santo vs. the Diabolical Hatchet

Special Guest: Bobb Cotter

A run for the border is in order. We're talking about the Mexican icon, El Santo, and his thirteenth film, El hacha diabólica with El Goro of the Talk Without Rhythm podcast.

Plus, we discuss the idea of luchadores (Mexican masked wrestlers) with Bobb Cotter, author of The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography.

Links:
Buy Santo vs. the Diabolical Hatchet on DVD
Buy Bobb Cotter's The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography
Buy Doyle Green's Mexploitation Cinema: A Critical History Of Mexican Vampire, Wrestler, Ape-man And Similar Films, 1957-1977
Check out the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast
Subscribe to TWORP
Listen to the Diabolical Hatchet episode of TWORP

Music:
"Double Shot" - Southern Culture on the Skids
"Mexican Radio" - Wall of Voodoo
"Viva Del Santo!" - Southern Culture on the Skids
"The Crusher" - The Novas

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April 9, 2014

Special Report: The Sarnos - A Life in Dirty Movies

Special Guest: Wiktor Ericsson

Called "The Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street," Joe Sarno delivered an usual blend of artfulness and sexiness to the raincoat crowd. On this special episode of The Projection Booth, we talked to Wiktor Ericsson, the director of The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies which is a much a love story between Joe and Peggy Sarno as it is a documentary about Joe Sarno's career and final years of his life.

Links:
Visit the official site for The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies
Learn more about the Cinekink film festival
Keep up with Wiktor Ericsson on his official website
Be sure to "Like" The Sarnos on Facebook

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THE SARNOS TRAILER 20130117 from Wiktor Ericsson on Vimeo.

April 8, 2014

Episode 161: Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

Special Guests: Lee Demarbre & Ian Driscoll

From the director of the Harry Knuckles films, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter resurrects the Christian messiah in modern day Ottawa to fight a plague of lesbian-hunting blood suckers. May the power of Christ impale you!

Links:
Buy Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter on DVD
Follow Lee Demarbre on YouTube
Read about screenwriter Ian Driscoll Shopping for Pants with Martin Kove

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April 2, 2014

Recent Guest Appearances

Over the last few weeks, Mike has made a few appearances on some other podcasts. Check 'em out:

Daily Grindhouse

An episode on Ganja & Hess, the artful vampire film from 1972. Learn More



Geek Juice Radio

Mike was all atwitter to talk about Wes Anderson for an hour with Alex Jowski, Scott A. McArthur, and Charley McMullen.



Radiodrome

Mike jaws on about franchises and when/why they fail.

April 1, 2014

Episode 160: Deadheads

Special Guests: Brett & Drew Pierce

Mike and Brett are zombies. Somehow, they awake and decide to take a road trip to find Mike’s lost love. The pair are unaware they are being chased by a company trying to hush up the zombie invasion as well as Mike’s love. Deadheads is a zom-rom-com with heart!.

We're joined by Jamie Russell, the man who wrote the book on zombies... literally. He's the author of Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema.

Links:
Buy DeadHeads on DVD
Watch DeadHeads on Netflix Instant
DeadHeads official site
Like DeadHeads on facebook
Follow DeadHeads on twitter
The Pierce Brothers FroBro Films Company official site
Like FroBro Films on facebook
Follow FroBro Films on twitter
Check out the music from DeadHeads by composer Devin Burrows
Buy Jamie Russell's "Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema"
Check out Jamie Russell's website
Detroit to get a "Zombie Theme Park"?
Check out Detroit's ZombieCon
Centers for Disease Control (U.S. Government) on Zombie Preparedness
The Pierce Brothers used to work at Metro Detroit's Legendary Thomas Video

Music:
“Thing to Do in Denver When You’re Dead” by Warren Zevon
“Cold Ethyl” by Alice Cooper

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March 31, 2014

Tainted: The Drunken Commentary

In the fall of 1997, Projection Booth co-host Rob St. Mary co-produced (among other jobs) a low-budget vampire/comedy called Tainted. Troma picked up the film, screened during the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, put it out on VHS and, then, DVD.

But, because of cost (and probably total lack of interest), no commentary track was ever recorded for the DVD.

At the urging of his co-host, Rob has decided to have a few drinks and talk to Mike White about it in real time.

So, sync up your copy, or the YouTube video below, and enjoy.

Music:
"Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go?" – Soft Cell
"Theme 3.0" (Re-mixed version of the song written for "Tainted") – Battery

Links:
Buy Tainted on DVD
Read a "decent" review of Tainted
Tainted screened at Cannes 1999 – here's more about that edition of the festival
Watch Troma on E! in Cannes in 1999
Listen to our past episodes on Troma: Big Gus, Terror Firmer, Tromeo & Juliet and The Toxic Avenger
Big Gus, What's the Fuss?
The Toxic Avenger
Terror Firmer
Tromeo & Juliet
Surf Nazis Must Die
Bloodsucking Freaks
Drunk Commentary was inspired by Cannibal: The Musical
Rob was drinking TINCUP American Whiskey during the show
Mike was drinking Gordon's Dry Gin during the show

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