Tag: Doug Tilley

Cinema Smorgasbord – 200th Episode Celebration – Real Genius (1985) & Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

It’s the 200th episode of Cinema Smorgasbord, a podcast devoted to obsessively examining the careers of underloved and underappreciated actors and directors. Since we started in 2020 we’ve created over a dozen sub-podcasts devoted to such diverse topics as the careers of Paul Bartel (Bartel Me Something Good), Dick Miller (You Don’t Know Dick), Steve Buscemi (How Do You Do, Fellow Kids?), Jackie Chan (We Do Our Own Stunts), Oliver Reed (Further Reeding), George Kennedy (George Kennedy is my Co-Pilot) and many more, and we can’t thank you enough for joining us on this wonderfully strange trip. On this episode we decided to do something a little different, starting with a lighthearted chat about our thoughts on the podcast as a whole over these last few years, before discussions on two of our favorite, formative films from the 1980s; starting with Martha Coolidge’s brainy comedy REAL GENIUS (picked by Doug) and ending with the Tim Burton-directed delight PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (picked by Liam). We finish with an announcement of what’s coming in 2024, so stick around, jerks!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Praising Kane – Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)

This is a Cinema Smorgasbord first! An episode of Praising Kane where one host NEVER FOUND HER in the film! Admittedly, tracking down Carol Kane in CAN SHE BAKE A CHERRY PIE? is a bit of a feat, especially when she’s competing with the talents of Karen Black and Michael Emil at the core of Henry Jaglom’s odd 1983 romantic comedy. Somehow she’s in it less than both Larry David (who has a memorable scene) and ORSON WELLES, who appears on a television screen in some old footage. What did our hosts make of the film? I GUESS YOU’LL HAVE TO LISTEN AND FIND OUT. Bonus: All the latest Carol Kane news!

Cinema Smorgasbord – You Don’t Know Dick – I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) (/w Luke Higginson)

On a brand new episode of YOU DON’T KNOW DICK (the world’s finest Dick Miller-themed podcast) we’re joined by director/writer/editor Luke Higginson (director of the Rhys Darby-starring sci-fi comedy RELAX, I’M FROM THE FUTURE!) to discuss the fab four (aka THE BEATLES), Eddie Deezen,  the career of Robert Zemeckis and the 1978 rock ‘n roll comedy I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND! Oh, and we also talk about Dick Miller, of course.  JOIN US!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Project: Kill (1976)

Leslie Nielsen is leading a group of brainwashed, drugged up SUPER SOLDIERS in the Philippines but after taking a break from his daily dose of super soldier serum he starts to grow a conscience and goes on the run, with his first-in-command Gary Lockwood hot on his trail in William Girdler’s conspiracy action film PROJECT: KILL from 1976. If you like seeing two old, not-very-flexible actors throwing kicks and uppercuts while Filipino stuntmen go flying, this is the movie for you. Best of all SPECIAL GUEST Vic Diaz shows up to gnaw on the scenery. Check it out!

Cinema Smorgasbord – JodoWOWsky Part 13 – Jodorowsky Hodge-Podge (/w Kaena: The Prophecy (2003))

JodoWOWsky returns with a hodge-podge of Alejandro Jodorowsky projects, including some acting roles from the early 2000s, a television adaptation of one his Métal hurlant comics, and a somewhat bizarre credit for the 2003 French computer animated feature KAENA: THE PROPHECY! We investigate what all of this could mean, while digging deep on all the latest Jodorowsky news. CHECK IT OUT!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Eric Roberts is the Man – Night of the Caregiver (2023)

It’s the spookiest time of the year, and that means the return of the beloved ERIC ROBERTS IS THE MAN podcast with a special HALLOWEEN-themed horror episode, featuring Atomic Elbow’s Robert Newsome as our VERY SPECIAL GUEST! Our guest is treated to the spine-chilling 2023 horror film NIGHT OF THE CAREGIVER from western director/actor Joe Cornet, and starring THE EXORCIST’s Eileen Dietz, Natalie Denise Sperl and – of course – Eric Roberts! We also dig into the price of stardom, fatherhood, Michael Jackson, summoning spirits and SO MUCH MORE including all the latest Eric Roberts news! CHECK IT OUT, JERKS!

Cinema Smorgasbord – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

The world’s finest Steve Buscemi-themed podcast returns earlier than usual so we can celebrate SPOOKY SEASON with Jim Jarmusch’s bizarre zombie horror comedy THE DEAD DON’T DIE from 2019! With a bonkers all-star cast (including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Selena Gomez, Austin Butler, Iggy Pop, Carol Kane, RZA, Danny Glover.. and STEVE BUSCEMI) the film was received with confusion upon release but has a amassed a rapidly growing following. Find out our thoughts on this and all the latest Steve Buscemi news. CHECK IT OUT

Cinema Smorgasbord – Halloween Horror Special – No One Will Save You (2023) & Cobweb (2023)

The tradition lives with another super SPOOOoooOKY Cinema Smorgasbord Halloween Special! As per usual, we’re BREAKING FORMAT and taking a (spoiler free!) look at two recently-released horror films, starting with Liam’s choice of the dialogue-free sci-fi horror of Brian Duffield’s NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU, followed by the creepy mystery of Samuel Bodin’s intensely Halloween-themed COBWEB (starring Lizzy Caplan and Antony Starr). As is part of our yearly Halloween celebration we chat a bit about some other recent horror films we’ve watched as well.. just like the popular podcasts do! ENJOY THE SCARES!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Bartel Me Something Good – The Longshot (1986)

On this episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD we’re off to the races with the Tim Conway-penned and Mike Nichols-produced gambling comedy THE LONGSHOT, starring Conway, Harvey Korman, Jack Weston and Ted Waas! A passion project for Tim Conway (and a work-for-hire gig for Paul Bartel) it’s.. a bit of an odd duck, but it DOES have a theme song rapped by Conway AND Ice-T! Enjoy!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Further Reeding – Castaway (1986)

On this episode of FURTHER REEDING, Oliver Reed and Amanda Donohoe have only gone and got themselves stranded on a desert island and have to survive, but – GET THIS – they did it on purpose in Nicolas Roeg’s CASTAWAY from 1986. Based on a bizarre true story, it involves a whole lot of nudity and Oliver Reed acting like a maniac so you know we had to talk about it. Sadly, it’s a bit hard to track down (unless you write the title and year of release into YouTube), so you’ll just have to listen to us describe it and try to use your imagination to picture all the nudity. ENJOY!