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038: War Games (1983) w/ Eddie Deezen
CF3: Cult Fans, Films & Finds
FANS: We are joined by Eddie Deezen, who has had a decades long acting career portraying nerds beginning with Eugene in Grease (1978) and moving along to films directed by Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis & John Badham. Plus--Laserblast (1978)! Eddie talks about hanging out with Tom Hanks at Dodgers games, meeting members of The Beatles, and more! FILMS: War Games (1983) invades CF3, and we talk with Eddie about playing the first computer geek in movie history. The film's dated technology makes some of us nostalgic while others find it nauseating, but we all agree that Ally Sheedy is great. Will the film's impact be enough to overcome its pacing and achieve the high score on the Cultfilmometer? FINDS: Another week brings more Netflix madness, Doctor Sleep arrives, casting news for The Batman and more!
037: The Mothman Prophecies (2002) w/ Seth & Adrienne Breedlove
CF3: Cult Fans, Films & Finds
FANS: Seth & Adrienne Breedlove of Smalltown Monsters, whose 5-year history documenting rural folklore and mysterious legends, join us to discuss Momo: The Missouri Monster (2019), their latest entry in the series, explaining for us how and why it departs from their traditional documentary approach. We find out if they are believers in Mothman, the Boggy Creek monster, UFOs and the other mysterious cryptids covered in their films. We discuss bucket list projects and the great Lyle Blackburn. FILMS: Seth & Adrienne help us review the cryptic The Mothman Prophecies (2002), starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Debra Messing. We discuss the true events that inspired this film and their coverage in the Smalltown Monsters documentary The Mothman of Point Pleasant (2017). We get into the film's impact on Seth, ponder decisions that were made to separate this film from the actual events in Point Pleasant, WV, compare it with John Keel's book, share our love for the film score, recite our favorite lines, and submit our scores to the mighty Cultfilmometer. FINDS: The Friends cast reunites for a new project, Keifer Sutherland recounts a gruesome The Lost Boys deleted scene, Netflix contemplates playback speeds and Judd Apatow is NOT having it, and a Supernatural star gets arrested for being a drunk.
036: Psycho (1960) w/ Bruce Crawford
CF3: Cult Fans, Films & Finds
FANS: Film historian and Bernard Herrmann documentary producer Bruce Crawford discusses Herrmann's influence on his career. We then discuss Bruce's incredible 27-year run of producing special screenings of classic films with the stars on-hand in Omaha, Nebraska. The latest is Caddyshack (1980) and will feature Q&A and meet n' greet with star Cindy Morgan on November 8th. We prod Bruce for past highlights, bucket list stars and more. Hear about the event that was attended by George Lucas himself! FILMS: For Halloween, we take on a great one with Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). We engage Bruce Crawford in a detailed discussion about cinema's most imitated score and discuss his screening of Psycho with Janet Leigh. We dissect the shower scene and try to convince Dames that the film's denouement gets a tad lazy. FINDS: Star Wars Episode IX, 911 spinoff, indie boutique label enters the 4K fray, a Friday the 13th fan film based on the 8-bit game, and Doctor Sleep arrives at Alamo!
035: The Karate Kid (1984) w/ Ming Chen & Matt Miller
CF3: Cult Fans, Films & Finds
FANS: Recorded live from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio in Eatontown, NJ, CF3 is joined by two Jersey boys and veterans of the show--Ming Chen of AMC's Comic Book Men and video game world record holder Matt Miller. We chat about Ming & Mike Zapcic's studio, Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash and the Reboot Roadshow, Ming's adventures in Omaha, Cobra Kai, and MOTU vs. G.I. Joe. FILMS: Try not to wax off during our expansive segment on The Karate Kid (1984), the classic tale of good vs. evil. Or is it evil vs. evil? We get into that. Ming informs us that he and Kevin Smith almost recreated the Karate Kid date night. We leave no stone unturned, no radio unsmashed, no bicycle uncrashed, and no bottle unchopped when we offer this flick up to the Cultfilmometer! FINDS: Your CF3 trio is joined by "our" Kevin Smith to discuss November's biggest cult film Blu-ray/DVD releases provided by Bruce Holecheck's Cinema Arcana blog. We talk Castlevania, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Flowers in the Attic, MST3K and more.
034: Friday the 13th (1980) w/ Vincente DiSanti & Kevin Smith feat. Ari Lehman
CF3: Cult Fans, Films & Finds
FANS: Vincente DiSanti discusses the state of Friday the 13th as a franchise and his Indiegogo campaign for fan film Never Hike in the Snow, the prequel to Never Hike Alone (2017). We hear details about the production and learn more about his directing career and what he loves about the series. SPOILER ALERT: In the week since we conducted this interview, the campaign has smashed its funding goal, but we encourage you to still contribute or purchase add-ons so you can own a part of this remarkable saga! This is a non-profit, so all proceeds will be used to make the planned sequels in the series. FILMS: Kevin Smith joins us in slaying our review of Friday the 13th (1980). We talk Pamela Voorhees, how creepy shirtless Steve is, give our thoughts on the final girl, and bring you more (Kevin) Bacon Bits with Dames Marvs! Vincente DiSanti tells us why this isn't his favorite entry in the series before rating the film for our patented Cultfilmometer. And... surprise! Ari Lehman pops up, albeit not from the water, to tell us a story from filming his scene as the first ever incarnation of Jason Voorhees. FINDS: Rebecca Markus discusses her new book The Needlemaker's Baby with us. Dames reveals that Hallmark has 20 new Xmas movies, which prompts us to rattle off the 4 plots that they all recycle. Dames and Rebecca talk about why they are still watching The Walking Dead for some reason.
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