Shame Statement 2022

We’ve been shaming and stating for a few years now. The Cinema Shame rolls ever onward. No matter how many movies you watch, you’ll never reach the end of this road. It’s a comfort; it’s a disease. What, after all, do you aim to gain by following this golden road on into the emerald light?

It’s a good question, and I’m not sure that I have the answer. I do know that I always enjoy watching that long overdue classic, that other movie from a favorite star or director. As a content consumers, it’s becoming all too easy to open up our favorite streaming service and just push play.

Pushing play is fine. There’s a mindless simplicity that does not exacerbate a long day of work, a long week navigating the latest COVID-19 obstacle course–but what fulfillment do we gain? Another night cashed in, another few hours letting the images flash and flicker across our screen, until we crawl into bed and do it again tomorrow.

Purposefully selecting a movie to watch is different. It’s planned. Celebrated as a sort of ceremonial unveiling. I acquired this DVD/BD/4K/Digital copy so that I could watch *THIS* specific movie and have this specific experience. In the streaming age, such decisions feel empowering. I get a taste of this every time I pull a DVD off the shelf and insert it into a player.

I have taken control of this evening. I have popcorn and a choice beverage. I have a movie.

I have chosen to watch something that I can talk about with someone else.

I have chosen to watch something I can share on Twitter and tag @CinemaShame because they will definitely retweet you and attempt a terrible pun.

To celebrate our independence, to celebrate our own agency, let’s see your lists of Shame, the 12 movies you aim to watching during 2021 to right egregious wrongs. To fill in blanks in filmographies. We are more than just the accumulation of our currently available streaming options.

We are cinephiles. Hear us roar…

The usual “rules” apply!

Create your list, post it on your blog or favorite signpost and Cinema Shame will share it (by yelling your shame from atop of the Xanadu). Feel free to add some background details for your picks, such as why you are picking it or the reason you haven’t had to chance to view this particular film. When you watch them, maybe write about your experience. Maybe send a few tweets. Call and tell your mom.

And while you’re here, subscribe to the Cinema Shame podcast wherever podcasts are found: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher Radio / Spotify / Google Podcasts / Amazon Podcasts

And if you’re feeling kindly, leave us a good review. If you’re not feeling kindly, well, kindly bugger off. We don’t need that kind of energy in this safe space for penitent, take-charge-of-their-TV moviewatchers.

Cushing & Lee: Outside the Hammer-Verse

James and Dan Day, Jr. each pick three essential horror films featuring Peter Cushing and/or Christopher Lee that came from outside the Hammer-verse. 

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Direct download (right click, save as): https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/cinemashame/DanDay_CushingLee.mp3

CREDITS

Talking Heads:

host: James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble)
guest: Dan Day, Jr. (@CushingLee)

Music Contained in this Podcast:

Preacher Boy – “Shamedown” <– Support our house musician

Recorded in October 2021. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

First-Watch Shamely Awards 2021

James and Nick Britt (@campbelldropout) talk about their favorite first-watches from the year 2020, awards style. 

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Direct download (right click, save as): https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/cinemashame/Shamelies4.mp3

CREDITS

Talking Heads:

host: James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble)
guest: Nick Britt (@campbelldropout)

Shamely MC: Eric Jones (@deacon05oc)

Music Contained in this Podcast:

Preacher Boy – “Shamedown” <– Support our house musician

Recorded in February 2021. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

2002 Shamedown

James and Allan Mott give a rundown of their most notable first-time watches from 2002. 

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Direct download: https://traffic.libsyn.com/cinemashame/CS2002.mp3

Talking Heads:

host: James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble)
guest: Allan Mott (@HouseOfGlib)

Music Contained in this Podcast:

Preacher Boy – “Shamedown” <– Support our house musician

Recorded in March 2022. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast

First-Watch Shamely Awards 2022

James and Raquel Stecher talk about their favorite first-watches from the year 2021, awards style. Along the way they’re joined by a few special guests.

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Direct download (right click, save as): https://traffic.libsyn.com/cinemashame/shamely2022_3.mp3

Talking Heads:

host: James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble)
guest: Raquel Stecher (@raquelstecher)

Raquel’s links: Out of the Past Blog / Quelle Movies / Out of the Past YouTube

Shamely MC: Eric Jones (@deacon05oc)

Special Guests: Brian Saur (@bobfreelander), Beth Accomando (@cinebeth), Will McKinley (@WillMcKinley), Carlo (@ThiefCGT), Colleen O’Brien Fiore (@FussyFilm), Jen Johans (@FilmIntuition), Ashley Rincon (@oOoOoBarracuda), Nora Fiore (@NitrateDiva)

Music Contained in this Podcast:

Preacher Boy – “Shamedown” <– Support our house musician

Meiko Kaji – “Shura No Hana”


Recorded in February 2022. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

Speed (1994) / Andy Ross

Pop Quiz, Hotshot. Andy Ross watches Jan De Bont’s Speed (1994) for the first time. What does he think?

What… does he think?

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Direct download (right click, save as): https://traffic.libsyn.com/cinemashame/Speed_-_2422_12.26_PM.mp3

Talking Heads:

host: James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble)
guest: Andy Ross (@ThatAndyRoss)

Music Contained in this Podcast:

Preacher Boy – “Shamedown” <– Support our house musician
Mark Mancina – “Speed Main Title”
Mark Mancina – “The Rescue”
Michael Kamen – “Die Hard Main Title”
Smokey Robinson – “Cruisin'”

Clip re: the bus jump taken from Art of the Scene’s episode entitled “Speed’s Bus Jump.” It goes over some of the same pre-production stuff, it’s worth it for the behind the scenes look at the stunt itself.


Recorded in January 2022. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.