Tag: Podcast

Cinema Smorgasbord – Wild in the Streets – Killer Cop (1975)

On this episode of WILD IN THE STREETS, oddball cop Rolandi (Claudio Cassinelli) is trying to track down those responsible for a fatal hotel bombing but finds himself in the midst of a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top. It’s the politically charged poliziottesco-crime film KILLER COP from 1975, directed by Luciano Ercoli (best known for his 1970s gialli like DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS) and starring Cassinelli, Arthur Kennedy (as a well-meaning judge assigned to the case), Franco Fabrizi, and Bruno Zanin. While not as action packed as some of the Eurocrime classics we’ve covered thus far, it still has its share of gunplay and suspense – even if it doesn’t quite live up to its title. CHECK IT OUT!

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 – 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!