Tag: Liam O’Donnell

Cinema Smorgasbord – Praising Kane – Racing With The Moon (1984)

PRAISING KANE returns with 1984’s RACING WITH THE MOON, a pretty darn good World War II-era coming of age film starring Sean Penn & Nicolas Cage as close friends who experience a whole lot of life’s trials and tribulations in the days before they are shipped off to the war. Directed by Richard Benjamin, it has a bunch of young familiar faces (including Crispin Glover and Michael Madsen), and clearly has a lot of empathy for its mixed up central characters. Oh, and of course Carol Kane is in there as well in a small – but memorable – role. All that and the latest Carol Kane news so CHECK IT OUT.

Cinema Smorgasbord – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? (the world’s finest Steve Buscemi-themed podcast) returns with an episode all about a film celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2024: the Coen brothers’ Capraesque classic THE HUDSUCKER PROXY! Starring Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Campbell, and – of course – Steve Buscemi, it was a big-budget flop for the Coens, despite roping in their pal Sam Raimi to co-write. What went wrong? LISTEN AND FIND OUT.

Cinema Smorgasbord – Cinema Smorgasbord Sells Out – Dune: Part Two (2024)

We’re back and we’re still SELLING OUT with a rare chat about a current blockbuster: the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel DUNE: PART TWO. Following the continuing adventures of Paul Atreides and his pals on the sand-covered planet Arrakis (aka DUNE). We chat about the David Lynch (and aborted Alejandro Jodorowsky) version(s), Liam’s experience with the books, what does and doesn’t work, and whether we’re interested in more films/TV in the DUNE universe. CHECK IT OUT!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Eric Roberts is the Man – Master! (2021)

We’re doctorin’ the TARDIS on this episode of ERIC ROBERTS IS THE MAN with a first for the podcast: an audio drama box-set produced by Big Finish featuring Eric Roberts (naturally) as beloved Doctor Who villain THE MASTER! Helping us maneuver through (relative) time and dimensions in space is author and podcaster Chad Denton, who helps bridge the gap between Eric’s performance in the 1996 DOCTOR WHO TV movie and his surprising return. There’s also plenty of BIG NEWS to cover, including the recent announcement of the upcoming Eric Roberts autobiography! CHECK IT OUT!

Cinema Smorgasbord – We Do Our Own Stunts – Dragon Lord (1982)

After a less-then-fruitful experience in the US (filming THE BIG BRAWL and THE CANNONBALL RUN), Jackie returned to Hong Kong with a blank check from Golden Harvest and a chip on his shoulder. The result was plenty if bumps, bruises and 1982’s DRAGON LORD, which serves as a transitionary period between the old-school kung fu films of his past and the stunt-heavy films (with higher production value) that would define his work in the 1980s. In this episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS we break down the good and bad of DRAGON LORD, its two cuts, and the two bravura sequences within. LISTEN!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Wild in the Streets – Le Marginal (1983)

We’re getting WILD IN THE STREETS with Jean-Paul Belmondo in the 1983 action film LE MARGINAL (aka THE OUTSIDER)! Featuring Belmondo as Commissioner Philippe Jordan, a tough as nails cop who – wait for it – plays by his own rules, and those rules involve running through traffic, jumping out of helicopters, and just straight up murdering dudes with his car! It’s good, clean, semi-fascistic fun and our hosts feel a bit guilty about how much fun it is. Oh well! Enjoy!

Cinema Smorgasbord – George Kennedy is my Copilot – The Gambler (2014)

On this episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we’re checking out a rare mid-80s George Kennedy commercial for York Heating and Cooling as well as Rupert Wyatt’s 2014 remake of the James Toback-written THE GAMBLER, which features the final role of George Kennedy! We discuss Mark Wahlberg’s attractiveness, the joys(?) of gambling, whether we would rather have a stereo system or black & white television and SO MUCH MORE! You gotta check it out, you just gotta!

Cinema Smorgasbord – JodoWOWsky Part 14 – The Technopriests (1998-2006)

It’s the long awaited return of JodoWOWsky and on this episode we’re headed back to the comic book Jodoverse with the eight-volume Incal spin-off THE TECHNOPRIESTS, originally published from 1998 until 2006. Written by Jodorowsky with art from the immortal Zoran Janjetov, with color from Fred Beltran it follows the journey of Albino, the Supreme Technopriest, and his journey through the Technopriest hierarchy which – surprise – becomes a galaxy-spanning epic of mind-melting proportions. We also with Alejandro Jodorowsky a very happy 95th birthday and take a look at all the latest Jodorowsky news. JOIN US!