Open the pod bay doors, Hal! In this episode of Cinepod Moviecast, we discuss the only science fiction film directed by Mr. Zulueta's favorite director Stanley Kubrick on the 50th Anniversary of its release. Is it a timeless masterpiece, or is it a laborious slog (albeit a brilliant one). -- Chuck
"What you are about to see...is a REAL THING!" Indeed. Welcome to this latest episode of Cinepod MovieCast we look at two iconic cult films: Paul Verhoeven's "Showgirls" and John Waters' "Pink Flamingos." This was José's first time seeing the Verhoeven film, and it was my first time seeing the Waters film. For me, "Pink Flamingos" had been on my radar for over 20 years, but I avoided it because of what I had heard about the ending. As for José, he gets a bit of insight into how Elizabeth Berkley went from "Saved by the Bell" to a starring role in what had been rumored to be Hollywood's first mainstream soft core porno film. Join us for an experience in cinematic bad taste! -- Chuck
Welcome to the '80s! That's the theme of this latest episode of Cinepod Moviecast, wherein Mr. Zulueta and I talk about science fiction cult classic "Liquid Sky" from 1982. Then, we take a look at the one and only Mr. Steven Spielberg's long-awaited, much-anticipated adaptation of Ernest Cline's 'totally awesome' debut novel "Ready Player One". I read the book a few years back, and having grown up as a geek in the 1980s, I fell in love with the book; it's fun, and entertaining- a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the digital age. So, is the film adaptation of this 80's love-letter another Spielberg masterpiece? Or, has the master fallen to pieces? Let's do this. -- Chuck
Ohm, sweet, Ohm! In this episode, I run my mouth about the Canadian-animated classic Rock & Rule (also known as Ring of Power), a post-apocalyptic science fiction rock opera with one of the most impressive soundtracks you've ever heard! -- Chuck
Trailer for "Rock & Rule" (excerpts appear in the podcast).
"The Making of Rock & Rule" -- This is a documentary about the making of the film, with interviews with the filmmakers, animators, and the musicians featured on the soundtrack. (excerpts appear in the podcast).
"The Devil and Daniel Mouse" -- Nelvana's short film that is said to provide the building blocks from "Rock & Rule." Based on "The Devil and Daniel Webster."
The movie is currently available on Amazon Prime.
Howdy, everyone! In this week's episode of Cinepod Moviecast, José and I take a look at Oscar-nominated "The Shape of Water," by Guillermo Del Toro. Is it a magical movie experience, or is it just all wet? Hear José gasp at the answer (haha). Hear the wide-ranging, tangential geekery! Also, I introduce some new features to the show...for added value! -- Chuck
The moment that millions of people have been waiting for...the release of Marvel's Black Panther! In this episode, Chuck and José dig into this full course meal of this film, it's cultural significance, and it's cinematic glory. Wakanda forever!
Surprise! J.J. Abrams has done it again, and brought us a 3rd Cloverfield film out of nowhere! José hasn't seen any of the Cloverfield films, but Chuck has seen all three, and in this episode he takes us through Cloverfield Paradox. Does it live up to the first film? Is it a weak addition to the series? Or is this just another crew-stuck-on-a-space-station-or-ship-while-crazy-stuff-happens film?
In our latest episode, Chuck and José talk about writer/director Jordan Peele's directorial debut "Get Out." Is it a horror film, a comedy, social commentary, or all of the above? The "Sunken Place" awaits...
Will Smith stars in the Netflix genre mash-up "Bright," and Chuck and José have a lot to say about it! Does this new take on the traditional cop thriller work?
Join Chuck and José as they venture back to the futuristic year of 1997 to discuss the adventures of Snake Plisken in John Carpenter's "Escape from New York." The question is....will José survive?
Before Julia Roberts, there was Constance Towers: the original 'hooker with the heart of gold." This week, Chuck and José review Samuel Fuller's The Naked Kiss.
Chuck and José discuss Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon's Justice League. Witness the fire and fury of Mr. Zulueta's "feelings" about the latest outing in the DC cinematic universe.
It's here! Episode 8 of the Star Wars saga is here! In this episode, Chuck and José review The Last Jedi. Spoiler alert...Chuck is kinda flummoxed.
In this episode, José introduces Chuck to a film that he feels he's late on seeing: Putney Swope, directed by Howard Stark (just kidding, Robert Downey, Sr.).
In this episode, Chuck and José talk about their favorite "incidental Christmas movies"-- movies that take place on or around Christmas, but have nothing to do with the plot.
In the inaugural episode of Cinepod Moviecast, Chuck and Joel discuss "Coonskin," Ralph Bakshi's mixed media classic and a middle finger to Disney's "Song of the South."