Episode 16: Hammer Horror Shamedown / Dan Day

Dan Day, Jr. serves up a Shamedown of 6 Hammer Horror films you might not have seen. We talk about why Hammer Film’s horror output endures in 2018 and why some folk have written the films off as more of “that Hammer garbage.”

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – Somewhere between casual Hammer aficionado and obsessive.

Dan Day, Jr. (@CushingLee) – Hammer Horror expert, movie blogger at The Hitless Wonder.

Clips Contained in this Podcast:

“Dracula” by James Bernard
Martin Scorsese from Hammer, The Studio that Dripped Blood, 1987
Son of Svengoolie introduction to The Horror of Dracula, 1983
Anthony Hinds from Hammer, The Studio That Dripped Blood, 1987
The Quatermass Xperiment (aka The Creeping Unknown) trailer
Peter Cushing interview, 1989
Christopher Lee from Hammer, The Studio That Dripped Blood, 1987
Scream of Fear trailer
Kiss of the Vampires trailer
The Gorgon trailer
“Addams Groove” by MC Hammer
“Suite from The Gorgon” by James Bernard
Plague of the Zombies trailer
The Reptile trailer
Captain Kronos trailer
“Captain Kronos Theme” by Laurie Johnson

Mentioned Hammer Horror on Physical Media and Streaming:

Buy Hammer: Amazon storefront featuring all Region A Hammer Horror offerings.

Scream of Fear – Mill Creek Double Feature (Region A)
Kiss of the VampireUniversal 8-Film Hammer Horror Collection (Region A)
The GorgonMill Creek Double Feature (Region A) / Indicator Hammer Vol. 1 (Region ABC)
Plague of the ZombiesComing Soon from Shout Factory (Region A)
The ReptileUnavailable (Region A) / Studio Canal (Region B)
Captain Kronos Vampire HunterStreaming (Region A) / Shock (Region B)

Recommended Reading:

Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography by Tim Johnson and Deborah Del Vecchio
The Hammer Story: The Unauthorised History of Hammer Films by Marcus Hearn and Alan Barnes

Recommended Shopping:

We’ve loaded the Cinema Shame Amazon shop with all available Region-A playable Hammer Horror films on Blu-ray.

 

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Recorded in October 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

 

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Episode 15: The Burt Reynolds Special Vol. 2

In case you missed it: The Burt Reynolds Special Vol. 1

I invited some more friends to come on the Cinema Shame Podcast to celebrate the life and work of Burt Reynolds. In the second of two episodes dedicated to the Bandit, my guests and I talk about The End, Stick, Heat, Switching Channels, Breaking In, and Boogie Nights and just about everything in between. Despite the 80’s being a tough decade both personally and professionally, Burt delivered a number of interesting performances in movies that are largely forgotten or just underappreciated.

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – never misses an opportunity to champion underappreciated Burt Reynolds. Owns Burt’s album, Ask Me What I Am, on vinyl.

Brian Saur (@bobfreelander) – Documentary filmmaker, movie blogger (rupertpupkinspeaks.com), podcaster extraordinaire on the Pure Cinema Pod and Just the Discs Pod.

Grant the Carey Troweller (@mentorscamper) – Twitter personality, Movie Obsessive and a blasphemous individual who denies Carey Lowell’s status of Bond goddess.

Kerry Fristoe (@echidnabot) – Movie blogger (prowlerneedsajump.wordpress.com/) and fabulous Twitter personality.

Clips Contained in this Podcast:

Burt Reynolds laughter from Hooper.

Kristy McNichol, Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds on The Mike Douglas Show (1978)

The End trailer

The End clip

Burt Reynolds on Late Night with David Letterman (December 11, 1984)

Stick trailer

Heat trailer

Heat clip

Malone TV spot

Switching Channels promo

Ruby Wax Meets… Burt Reynolds (March 3, 1996)

Breaking In trailer

Burt Reynolds on Conan (March 19, 2018)

Boogie Nights trailer

Boogie nights clip

Burt Reynolds Golden Globe acceptance speech (January 18, 1998)

Apollo 100 – “Joy”

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Recorded in September 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

Episode 14: The Burt Reynolds Special Vol. 1

I invited some friends to come on the Cinema Shame Podcast to celebrate the life and work of Burt Reynolds. In the first of two episodes dedicated to the Bandit, my guests and I talk about White LightningGatorSmokey and the BanditSemi-Tough and Starting Over and just about everything in between. The river of Burt love runs deep.

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – Never misses an opportunity to champion underappreciated Burt Reynolds. Owns Burt’s album, Ask Me What I Am, on vinyl.

Kerry Fristoe (@echidnabot) – Movie blogger (prowlerneedsajump.wordpress.com/) and fabulous Twitter personality, co-host of B-Movie Maniacs.

Christian Devine (@chris_divine) – Screenwriter and award winning video game writer. Trucker movie aficionado. Credits Smokey and the Bandit with his writing career.

Carrie Rickey (@CarrieRickey) – Film critic and columnist. Village Voice, Film Comment, Mademoiselle, Philadelphia Enquirer. Frequent contributor to NPR, MSNBC and CNN.

 

Clips Contained in this Podcast:

Burt Reynolds laughter from Hooper.

The Dueling Banjos from Deliverance.

Burt Reynolds on The Tonight Show – October 2nd, 1973

White Lightning trailer

Gator trailer

Archer episode, “The Man from Jupiter”

Jerry Reed performs “Eastbound and Down” at the Burt Reynolds Variety Club Dinner

Smokey and the Bandit NBC TV spot

Clip from Smokey and the Bandit II

Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton sing “Sneakin’ Around with You” from Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Clip from Smokey and the Bandit

100 Rifles trailer

Jerry Reed – “Eastbound and Down”

Burt Reynolds on The Tonight Show – March 2nd, 1977

Semi-Tough trailer

Clip from Semi-Tough

Clip from Starting Over

Candice Bergen sings “Better Than Ever” from Starting Over

 

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Recorded in September 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

 

September Prompt: Burt Reynolds

Our delinquency has been noted. However, we here at Cinema Shame have been grappling with some strong emotions regarding the passing of Burt Reynolds on September 4th. As a result, we’ve scrapped our planned prompt for September — instead we’re going to celebrate Burt.

As one of the great movie stars in the history of Cinema Reynolds’ on-screen career spanned 60 years. Reynolds made his first TV appearance in 1958 on two episodes of a series called Flight.

James wrote a short piece on Burt Reynolds for the Action a Go Go website.

Instead of rehashing a summary of all that text here, we’ll give you the opportunity to link on over and read the piece in its entirely.

The takeaway, in case you don’t feel like a click, is that Burt made a lot of great movies that many movie fans overlook as a result of a populist, good ol’ boy beer swilling, car driving, mustache grinning late 70’s persona. Burt Reynolds made musicals and comedies and action films and detective thrillers, many of which settle into the shadows behind his “Bandit” persona.

Before we turn to horror in the month of October, we’re going to ask you to toss in a few of those Burt Reynolds movies you might have overlooked. Like Smokey and the Bandit? Try Hooper. Did you think that Burt’s career peaked with Deliverance and The Longest Yard? Take a chance on Sharky’s Machine, Hustle or Breaking In. Maybe you prefer the lighter side? He sings and dances (at least better than Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia!) in Peter Bogdanovich’s At Long Last Love and makes for a fascinating comic duo with Ryan O’Neal in Nickelodeon. His surprising pairings with Jill Clayburgh in Semi-Tough and Starting Over will make you wonder why they didn’t make a dozen movies together.

We’re asking you, during these last few weeks of September, to set aside some time for Burt. If you need any recommendations for deep cuts, James (@007hertzrumble), as our resident Burt aficionado, will be happy to supply you with a lengthy list of worthy choices.

Rest in Peace, Burt Reynolds. May your movies continue to endure and entertain for generations to come.

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Remember to post your thoughts on your blog or on the pages of the CinemaShame website. We’ll post a roundup at the end of the month featuring the thoughts of all of our grieving moviewatchers. Submit your Shame by tweeting your post to @CinemaShame or emailing us at cinemashame@gmail.com. Look forward to an upcoming episode of the Cinema Shame Podcast featuring a collection of conversations about Burt and his films.

 

–JDP

 

 

 

Episode 13: The Bad News Bears Retrospective / Will McKinley

An episode that began as an aside to the Rocky episodes grew into a lengthy conversation about how The Bad News Bears demands relevancy in 2018, which grew into an even longer conversation about the Bad News Bears sequels, pre-ordained judgment of said sequels, and the mistreatment of classic cinema in a modern era that prefers to scrub clean the unfortunate realities of prior generations.

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – Played baseball into college when his stubborn streak derailed his plans. A kid on his little league team dug himself a hole in right field and sang Christmas carols during multiple games.

Will McKinley (@willmckinley) – writer for Sony’s getTV network and a self-proclaimed Old Movie Weirdo. willmckinley.com

 

Clips Contained in this Podcast:

Georges Bizet – Carmen

The Bad News Bears (1976) Trailer

The Bad News Bears (2005) Trailer

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) Trailer

The Bad News Bears Go To Japan (1978) Trailer

Walter Matthau interview on Parkinson One to One

Selected clips from the The Bad News Bears (1976)

Selected clip from Fletch (1985)

Selected clip from The Couch Trip (1988)

 

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Recorded in November 2017 and May 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

Episode 12: Musical Shamedown / Jessica Pickens

Jessica Pickens of Comet Over Hollywood returns. She selects a roster of Classic Hollywood Musicals beyond standard fare and we discuss how and why modern audiences aren’t necessarily receptive to the genre in 2018, using the polarizing La La Land as a case study.

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – Played trombone, once performed as a backup dancer for my friends’ band.

Jessica Pickens (@hollywoodcomet) – Has seen almost 600 musicals and blogs about classic movies (mostly musicals!) at cometoverhollywood.com.

 

Clips Contained in this Podcast:

Hollywood & the Stars – Those Fabulous Musicals

“That’s Entertainment” performed by Fred Astaire (from Band Wagon)

Clips from the trailer for Footlight Parade.

Frank Sinatra talking about Broadway Melody of 1940 from That’s Entertainment

Eleanor Powell’s speech at the AFI Tribute to Fred Astaire

“Tico Tico” by Ethel Smith (from Bathing Beauty)

Clips from the trailer for The Harvey Girls.

“I Left My Hat in Haiti” performed by Fred Astaire (from A Royal Wedding)

Clips from the trailer for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

“I Enjoy Being a Girl” performed by B.J. Baker (from Flower Drum Song)

“Well, Did You Evah?” performed by Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn (from At Long Last Love)

Clips from the trailer for Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

 

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Recorded on June 1st, 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

May Prompt – Shame Swap!

Seeing as how its already May 10 and we’ll have a shortened Shame cycle this month, I wanted to do something completely different. If it sets your Shameful hearts afire, that’s great and maybe we’ll do it again! If not, we’ll toss this into the bin for misfit ideas and forget it ever existed. You’re going to have to follow me on this idea. Ready?

I want you to find a friend. Yes. You need friends for this exercise. You’ll also need to communicate with your friend. Once you have that friend, you’ll swap Shames! You’ll watch their most favorite movie that you haven’t seen. They’ll watch your most favorite movie that they haven’t seen.

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Got it?

For example, let’s say my “friend” has a Top 100 list on Letterboxd.com. I scan his list and note that the first movie on this list that I haven’t seen is his 12th favorite movie, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). That’s my pick.

Now, my “friend” scans my Top 100 list on Letterboxd.com and recognizes his first unseen movie at #15 — Let It Ride (1989).

He watches Let It Ride and I watch Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Any questions? Once you’ve watched you’ll craft a nice little writeup and share it with Cinema Shame by tagging us on Twitter or emailing the link to cinemashame@gmail.com.

Use the following images to spread the Shame!

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