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TPB: Pontypool (2008)
In a rather different take on the typical zombie story, Bruce McDonald's Pontypool (2008) has the English language as the infectious agent which drives people mad. Written by Tony Burgess, the film stars Stephen McHattie as Grant Mazzy, a shock jock from the big city now working in backwater Ontario.
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TPB: Pin (1998)
Adapted from a novel by Andrew Neiderman, Sandor Stern's Pin (1988) stars Terry O'Quinn as a doctor who speaks to his children Leon (David Hewlett) and Ursula (Cynthia Preston) through the anatomical dummy, Pin.
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TPB: Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's the Fantastic Four (2015)
The documentary Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's the Fantastic Four tells the story of the making of -- and ultimate fate of -- the 1995 film.
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TPB: Night of the Creeps (1986)
Fred Dekker's Night of the Creeps (1986) is a love letter to science fiction movies of the '50s while also updating zombie tropes.
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TPB: Duck Soup (1933)
Directed by Leo McCarey, Duck Soup (1933) was the last of the four Marx Brothers' run at Paramount. A send-up of politics and warmongering, Duck Soup is an anarchic collection of sight gags, wordplay, and surrealism.
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TPB: Sonny Boy (1989)
Produced by Ovidio Assonitis, Sonny Boy 1989 stars David Carradine and Paul L. Smith as Pearl and Slue, two desert-dwellers who end up "adopting" Sonny Boy (Michael Boston). Slue turns his boy into a feral killing machine in something of a Frankenstein tale.
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TPB: The Mafu Cage
Directed by Karen Arthur, The Mafu Cage (1978) stars Carol Kane and Lee Grant as Cissy and Ellen, two sisters who live together in a large, sprawling house. Ellen is a scientist with a potential boyfriend and a world outside the house while Cissy lives in the house and, really, in her own head.
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TPB: Straw Dogs (1971)
David Sumner, a mathemetician, moves to the south of England with his native wife, Amy, where he upsets the status quo. The situation erupts in violence and terror in Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.
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TPB: A Thousand Cuts
Mike talked with Jeff Joseph and Dennis Barok about their book A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies, now available via the University of Mississippi Press.
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TPB: Vertigo
Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is a tale of obsession where Jimmy Stewart plays John "Scottie" Ferguson, a disgraced detective who's to follow Madeline (Kim Novak), who seems to have become possessed by a spirit from San Francisco's past.
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TPB: Bonus Interview: Derrel Maury
Mike spoke to Derrel Maury about his work with Norman Lear and in Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, among other things.
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TPB: Massacre at Central High
Rene Daalder's Massacre at Central High is the story of a new kid at school where he finds that the so-called cool kids are running the school with an iron fist.
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TPB: Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Jacques Demy's Umbrellas of Cherbourg stars Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo as two star-crossed lovers.
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TPB: Bonus Interview: Catriona MacColl
As a bonus interview, Mike spoke with Catriona MacColl about her work with Jacques Demy on Lady Oscar as well as Lucio Fulci on the Gates of Hell trilogy.
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TPB: The Hidden
Tom Beck is a supercop who gets paired with odd duck Lloyd Gallagher to investigate a string of strange crimes where seemingly ordinary people go nuts, indulging in fast cars, loud music, and more. Special Guest: Jack Sholder.
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TPB: 2 Lava 2 Lantula
Mike spoke to Steve Guttenberg about his role in the Lavalantual series as well as President Bill Clinton's love of the Police Academy series and more on this special episode.
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TPB: Dick Tracy (1990)
Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy is a candy-colored adaptation of the long-running Chester Gould comic strip. Mike, Jared Case, and Frank Santopadre debate if the film ultimately works.
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TPB: The First Nudie Musical
The First Nudie Musical stars Stephen Nathan as Harry Schecther, a down on his luck filmmaker who's reluctantly entered the world of pornography. Special Guest: Bruce Kimmel. Co-Hosts: Angela Mac & Trevor Gumbel.
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TPB: Movie Freak
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with film critic Owen Gleiberman about his memoir, Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies.
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TPB: Sugar Hill
In Paul Maslansky's Sugar Hill (1977) Diane "Sugar" Hill summons the aid of Baron Samedi (Don Pedro Colley) to exact vengeance against those who killed her boyfriend.
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TPB: Sugar Hill Bonus: Paul Maslansky
As part of the discussion of Sugar Hill, Mike talked to Paul Maslansky about his long and storied career as a producer, focusing on Race with the Devil, Damnation Alley, and The Silent Flute.
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TPB: Korla
Incredibly skilled at the keyboard, Korla Pandit came into the houses of California housewives during the '50s with his hypnotic stare and tunes.
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TPB: House (1977)
Rob St. Mary and Miguel Rodriguez join Mike in discussing Nobuhiko Obayashi's House (1977), a surrealistic ghost tale from Japan that explores the dangers of domesticity and loss.
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TPB: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama
Mike talked with director David DeCoteau about a handful of his films including Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (which has been re-released on Blu-Ray), Little Miss Innocent, A Talking Cat!?!, and more.
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TPB: The Love Witch
Heather Drain joins Mike on a special episode of The Projection Booth as we discuss Anna Biller's The Love Witch and VIVA, two retro-looking films that speak to some highly-important issues.
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TPB: Eyes Without a Face
Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face (1960) is an atmospheric "anguish story" about a young woman who's lost her face and the overbearing father who works to give her a new one.
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TPB: Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made documents the making of the shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark by a group of high school kids from Mississippi.
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TPB: Celine and Julie Go Boating
Jacques Rivette's Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974) tells a story of friendship, adventure, and magic between two women (Juliet Berto and Dominique Labourier) in Paris. Interviews: Jonathan Rosenbaum and Mary Wiles.
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TPB: Valerie and her Week of Wonders
Continuing our discussion of fairy tales in films, we discuss Jaromil Jires's film Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, the story of a young woman coming of age.
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TPB: Tickled
On this special episode, Mike talks to Dylan Reynods and David Ferrier about their documentary Tickled, a fascinating look at the world of competitive tickling... and so much more.
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TPB: Some Call It Loving
When Robert Troy buys a "sleeping beauty" at a carnival and introduces her to the playscape of fantasy roleplay in which he lives every day, things don't necessarily work out in Some Call it Loving.
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TPB: Apocalypse Now
Based on a script by John Milius, the making of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now is nearly as fascinating as the film itself.
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TPB: UHF
"Weird Al" Yankovic stars as the hapless George Newman who turns his life around when he stubles into owning a TV station in UHF. Director/co-writer Jay Levey discusses the creation of the film.
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TPB: Special Report: Cinetopia 2016
On this special episode, Mike talks to Brian Hunter of the Cinetopia Film Festival. The event takes place June 3-12 in Southeast Michigan.
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TPB: Dying of the Light
On this special episode, director Peter Flynn discusses his 2015 documentary about the art of projection, Dying of the Light. Outside the Cinema's Mr. Chris joins Mike to reminisce about multiplex life.
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TPB: Barton Fink
It's time to get that Barton Fink feeling with the 1991 film from the Coen Brothers starring John Turturro and John Goodman. Rob St. Mary and Adam Schartoff join Mike to discuss the film.
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TPB: Death Game: Redux
You won't want to miss this episode which features a "table read" of the original Mrs. Manning's Weekend script along with more information about Death Game and an interview with Dyan Traynor.
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TPB: Wake in Fright
Based on the novel by Kenneth Cook, Ted Kotcheff's Wake in Fright stars Gary Bond as a teacher in the Outback who loses all his money and goes on a wild, bloody holiday.
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TPB: The Slanted Screen
Jeff Adachi's The Slanted Screen (2006) examines the portrayal of Asian men in American popular film and television. Mike is joined by Rita Su to discuss the doc, whitewashing, and yellowface.
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TPB: Stage Fright
Seen as one of the "lesser" of Alfred Hitchcock's films, Stage Fright (1950) is a fascinating update of the themes explored in Murder! (1930).
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TPB: The Dybbuk
Based on S. Ansky's 1904 play, the 1937 Yiddish-language Polish film The Dybbuk tells the story of a broken promise and its consequences.
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TPB: The Nitrate Picture Show
On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Jared Case, one of the head honchos of the Nitrate Picture Show festival at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. The festival spotlights the wonders of film, particularly explosive nitrate stock.
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TPB: Hard to Be a God
Based on a book by the Strugatsky Brothers, Hard to Be a God is a three hour medieval sci-fi film from Aleksei German. The material was also the source of Peter Fleischmann's 1989 film Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein.
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TPB: Smile
On a star-studded episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks about Michael Ritchie's SMILE (1975) with Kevin Heffernan and Carol Borden. Interviews include: Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon, Annette O'Toole, Nicholas Pryor, and Denise Nickerson.
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TPB: Smile: Bonus Interviews
As a bonus to our coverage of Michael Ritchie's Smile, here's more of the interviews with Annette O'Toole, Denise Nickerson, Barbara Feldon, and Nicholas Pryor.
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TPB: Ed Wood
This week's discussion focuses on Tim Burton's 1994 film about the hapless B-movie director Edward D. Wood Jr.
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TPB: Elvira Mistress of the Dark
James Signorelli's Elvira Mistress of the Dark stars Cassandra Peterson as a horror hostess desperate to break into Vegas beset by the righteous people of Falwell, MA.
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TPB: William Morgan Sheppard
As part of the coverage of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Mike spoke with actor William Morgan Sheppard, briefly touching upon a few points in his storied career including "Max Headroom", The Prestige, Wild at Heart, and more.
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TPB: Freep Film Festival 2016
On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Steve Byrne, Arts & Entertainment editor at the Detroit Free Press, about the line-up for the 2016 Freep Film Festival which runs March 31-April 3, 2016.
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TPB: Bad Timing
Bad Timing tells the story of two people who get together when maybe they shouldn't have. Interviews: Nic Roeg, Yale Udoff, Tony Lawson. Co-Hosts: Elric Kane, Adam Long.
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TPB: Science Crazed
From the land of Canada and the depths of time comes the low-budget horror film Science Crazed in which a scientist creates a fiend with only one thing on its mind... murder.
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TPB: Special Report: Room Full of Spoons
On this Projection Booth and Proudly Resents crossover, Adam Spiegelman joins Mike to talk about Room Full of Spoons, a documentary from Rick Harper which chronicles Tommy Wiseau's The Room.
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TPB: Secretary
Erotica writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel joins Mike to discuss Steven Shainberg's Secretary and Sam Taylor-Johnson's 50 Shades of Grey.
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TPB: Night of the Comet
Jon Abrams of The Daily Grindhouse and Angela Mac join Mike to discuss Night of the Comet. The episode features interviews with director Thom Eberhardt, and stars Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney.
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TPB: The Changeling
Peter Medak's The Changeling stars George C. Scott as a professor/composer who lost his wife and daughter. Axel Kohagen and We Hate Movies's Andrew Jupin join Mike to discuss this chilling 1980 film.
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TPB: Pump Up the Volume
Pump Up the Volume stars Christian Slater as Hard Harry, a pirate DJ who rants about life as a high school student and the injustices of the world.
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TPB: Special Report: The Ghost of Peter Sellers
As part of our episode on The Changeling, Mike talked with director Peter Medak about his upcoming documentary feature, The Ghost of Peter Sellers, about the nightmarish making of 1973's Ghost in the Noonday Sun.
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TPB: Sholay
Sholay may be the most popular Indian film ever released. Beth Watkins of Beth Loves Bollywood and Todd Stadtman, author of Funky Bollywood: The Wild World of 1970s Indian Action Cinema, join Mike in discussing the film.
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TPB: Demon Seed
Maitland McDonagh and Bill Ackerman join Mike in discussing Donald Cammell's Demon Seed. Adapted from a book by Dean Koontz, it's the story of technology run amok. We speak to actor Gerrit Graham and Cammell scholars Rebecca and Sam Umland.
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TPB: Demon Seed Bonus: Gerrit Graham
As part of our coverage of Demon Seed, Mike spoke to actor, writer, songwriter Gerrit Graham about CHUD II, Star Trek: Voyager, Used Cars, Phantom of the Paradise, Class Reunion, Home Movies, Beware! The Blob, Seinfeld, and more.
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TPB: Looker
In Looker, writer/director Michael Crichton examined the allure of advertising. Model/filmmaker Marjorie Conrade and writer Heather Drain join Mike in discussing digitized images, beauty standards, subliminal messages and mustaches.
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TPB: Hudson Hawk
Catch the Excitement! Catch the Adventure! Catch the Hawk! Hudson Hawk, that is. Directed by Michael Lehmann, the 1991 Bruce Willis vanity project was considered by many at the time to be disaster.
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TPB: Ego Fest 4
It's that time of the year again where Mike White and Rob St. Mary open up the mics and update listeners to what's been going on in our personal lives and with the behind-the-scenes of the show.
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TPB: Showgirls
Was Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls just awful dreck from the pen of Joe Eszterhas or a subversive masterpiece about the subjugation of women?
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TPB: Death Game / Knock Knock
We discuss Peter Traynor's film, Death Game (AKA The Seducers AKA Mrs. Manning's Weekend), and Eli Roth's 2015 remake, Knock Knock.
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TPB: Salvador
Oliver Stone's Salvador stars James Woods as fast-talking journalist Richard Boyle and James Belushi as his friend, Doctor Rock. It's kind of a "Fear and Loathing in Central America" with fewer drugs and more shooting of innocent bystanders.
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TPB: The Last Dragon
Michael Schultz's The Last Dragon is the story of Leroy Green (Taimak), a young man on a quest to find wisdom who's beset by gangsters and the Shogun of Harlem.
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TPB: Bonus Interview: Mke Starr
As a bonus for our Last Dragon episode, hear character actor Mike Starr dish about The Ice Harvest, Dumb and Dumber, Goodfellas, Cabin Boy, Freejack, and more.
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TPB: Get Carter
In Mike Hodges's 1971 feature film debut, Get Carter, Michael Caine stars as Jack Carter, a mobster from London who travels back to Newcastle after the suspicious death of his brother.
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TPB: Get Carter Music Mix
As a bonus for our Get Carter episode, here's a collection of plays upon Roy Budd's terrific theme from Mike Hodges's film.
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TPB: Bruce Dern on The Hateful Eight and Nebraska
For our upcoming episode on Michael Ritchie's Smile, Mike talked to actor Bruce Dern. He spoke about his love of running, and working with Alexander Payne in Nebraska and Quentin Tarantino in The Hateful Eight.
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TPB: Boxing Helena
Obsession comes to the fore in Jennifer Chambers Lynch's controversial film Boxing Helena wherein Dr. Nick Cavanaugh (Julian Sands) aspires to win the love and approval of the titular Helena (Sherilyn Fenn). Co-hosts: Heather Drain & Cecil Trachtenberg.
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TPB: Anthony James: Acting My Face
On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike speaks to character actor Anthony James about his memoir, Acting My Face. The man who played criminals and misfits for most of his career is a thoughtful and charming man.
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TPB: 2015 Year End Music Mix
Frustrated DJ, Mike White, takes you through a year of The Projection Booth's "greatest hits"; songs that either were used for or speak to the movies covered throughout 2015.
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TPB: Contact
After nearly a decade of development, Robert Zemeckis's Contact came to the silver screen in 1997. The film stars Jodie Foster as a SETI scientist who discovers a message from space. Mike is joined by Emily Intravia and Jamey Duvall.
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TPB: Contact Bonus: William Fichtner
For a bonus to our Contact episode, here's more of our interview with William Fichtner who tells Mike about the favorite roles he's played in film (so far).
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TPB: Phase IV
In a decade lousy with "nature strikes back" films, visual designer turned filmmaker Saul Bass's Phase IV stands out as a hybrid of solid science fiction, nature documentary, and personal drama.
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TPB: Colossus: The Forbin Project
This is the voice of world control. I bring you an episode of The Projection Booth about Colossus: The Forbin Project, the 1970 Joseph Sargent film based on a novel by D.F. Jones where man enslaves himself via a supercomputer.
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TPB: Shallow Grave
Noirvember 2015 concludes with a little murder among friends in Danny Boyle's 1994 feature debut Shallow Grave which stars Kerry Fox, Ewan McGregor, and Christopher Eccleston as three prats looking for a new flatmate.
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TPB: Special Report: 20 Years of Madness
A group of Michiganders created the public accessshow, "30 Minutes of Madness". Jeremy Royce documented this phenomenon in his film 20 Years of Madness.
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TPB: Elevator to the Gallows
Noirvember continues as we consider Louis Malle's debut feature film, Elevator to the Gallows AKA Ascenseur pour l'echafaud, which stars Jeanne Moreau as Florence and Maurice Ronet as Julien.
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TPB: Special Report: In the Company of Legends
On this special episode, Mike talked with filmmakers Joan Kramer and David Heeley about their book, In the Company of Legends.
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TPB: Alphaville
Noirvember continues as we look at Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 sci-fi philosophical Noir starring Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina, Alphaville.
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TPB: Special Report: Manos The Hands of Fate Redux
On a rare "sequel episode" we return to Harold P. Warren's Manos: The Hands of Fate to check out the restored Blu-Ray release and talk to the creators of Manos Returns and Manos: The Hands of Felt.
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TPB: Ghost Dog - Way of Le Samourai
Noir November returns with a quartet of unusual titles. We kick off the month with a double dose from Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samourai.
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TPB: Special Report: All Things Must Pass
The story of Tower Records is one of entrepreneurship. Colin Hanks examines the story in the 2015 documentary All Things Must Pass: The Life And Death Of Tower Records.
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TPB: Haxan
Shocktober concludes with a look at the 1922 film by director Benjamin Christensen - Haxan, an odd artistic mash-up of what can only be described as a university slide show lecture, a documentary featuring reenactments, and a horror film.
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TPB: Special Report: An Open Secret
On a special episode of The Projection Booth we look at Amy Berg's documentary An Open Secret, a hard-hitting expose about the exploitation of children in the entertainment industry.
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TPB: The Entity
Based on a book by and adapted by Frank De Felitta, The Entity was directed by Sidney J. Furie and stars Barbara Hershey as Carla Moran, a woman haunted by a malevolent spirit that sexually terrorizes her.
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TPB: The Beyond
Lucio Fulci's The Beyond stars Catriona MacColl as Liza who opens a hotel built on a hellmouth in Louisiana. This proximity to a center of evil only helps spur some pretty strange occurrences and maybe a few lapses in judgment along the way.
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TPB: Homicidal
In William Castle's Homcidal, "Jean Arless" stars as Emily, a murderess who may herself be a victim of abuse. We're joined by Jeffrey Schwarz, director of Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, to discuss the film.
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TPB: Ten Canoes
Ten Canoes is a story about stories. It tells the multi-layered tale of brothers in an Australian aboriginal tribe. It's brought to us by director Rolf de Heer and cinematographer Ian Jones.
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TPB: Special Report: I Lost It at the Video Store
On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Tom Roston about his new book, I Lost It at the Video Store, an oral history of working at or going to the video store.
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TPB: Special Report: Sven-Ole Thorsen
Sven-Ole Thorsen has stories to tell. He spoke more with Mike about his work on the Conan films, Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, Red Heat, and so much more.
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TPB: Cleo/Leo
When a chauvinist pig (Scott Baker) gets shot for harassing women, he's reincarnated as a woman (Jane Hamilton) in order to learn a lesson about life. Chuck Vincent's Cleo/Leo is a terrific look at gender relations and institutional sexism.
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TPB: The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?
The fifth feature Superman film took a dozen years and millions of dollars to come to fruition. Along the way the film was almost made as Superman Lives written by Kevin Smith, Wesley Strick, and Dan Gilroy, directed by Tim Burton and starring Nicolas Cage.
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TPB: Dr. Caligari
We're discussing Stephen Sayadian's 1989 film, Dr. Caligari. Co-written by Jerry Stahl, the film tells the tale of a patient at an asylum run by the granddaughter of the infamous German doctor.
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TPB: Orlando Jones - FanExpo 2015
As mentioned on our recent EGO FEST III show, Mike led a couple of Q&A sessions at FanExpo Canada 2015. The first was with Orlando Jones. Mr. Jones discusses his work on MadTV, Sleepy Hollow, Evolution, and more.
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TPB: Danny Trejo - FanExpo 2015
As mentioned on our recent EGO FEST III show, Mike led a couple of Q&A sessions at FanExpo Canada 2015. The second was with Danny Trejo. Mr. Trejo discusses his work on Con Air, Breaking Bad, Runaway Train, and more.
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TPB: The Final Programme
We're discussing Robert Fuest's The Final Programme where Jerry Cornelius (Jon Finch) helps a cadre of shadowy figures steal the formula for his father's work which may save humanity from the end of the world...
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TPB: Blue Collar
Just in time for Labor Day, we're looking at the 1978 film all about the working man, Blue Collar. Directed and co-written by Paul Schrader it tells the tale of three men working in our fair city of Detroit.
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TPB: Special Report: Ego Fest III
Every once in a while we just turn on the mics and go. We answer listener emails, play some voicemails, and talk about how the Projection Booth sausage is made.
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TPB: The Black Cat
The first big American studio film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, The Black Cat stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in a taut game of life and death.
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TPB: Bonus Episode: Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow
On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Michael Felsher, whose Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow which is now available for pre-order via IndieGoGo.
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TPB: The Rocketeer
We discuss the 1991 comic book film The Rocketeer starring Billy Campbell. We look at the film's production with its writers (Paul DeMeo and Danny Bilson) and director (Joe Johnston). We also talk to the inimitable Jon Polito.
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TPB: Bonus Interview: Joe Johnston
As part of our coverage of The Rocketeer we talked with director Joe Johnston about Jurassic Park III, Jumanji, October Sky, The Wolfman, Captain America: The First Avenger, and he gives his one and only statement about The Pagemaster.
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TPB: Special Report: Straight Outta Compton
NWA court is now in order and we're discussing F. Gary Grey's Straight Outta Compton with producer Bill Straus.
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TPB: Under the Skin
A woman stalks the streets of Glasgow, Scotland looking for men in Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. We're joined by Alexandra West of the Faculty of Horror podcast to dig into this enigmatic film.
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TPB: Bonus Interview: Alexander Stuart
For our Under the Skin episode we're talking to screenwriter and novelist Alexander Stuart about technology and his latest work.
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TPB: Solarbabies
Once "the kids' version of THX-1138", Alan Johnson's Solarbabies has seven orphans looking for salvation in a water-starved post-apocalyptic world. Conceived by the artist Metrov, the story behind the film may be more interesting than the movie itself.
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TPB: Night Moves
Special Guest: Nat Segaloff (Arthur Penn: American Director), Guest Co-Host: Carol Borden (Cultural Gutter). Night Moves, the 1975 neo-noir, finds Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) lost in a post-Watergate America.
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TPB: Alien 3
We discuss one of the most maligned and misunderstood sequels around, David Fincher's Alien3. We're joined by Brad Jones, the Cinema Snob.
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TPB: Bonus Interview: Lance Henriksen
In a bonus interview for our Alien3 episode, Lance Henriksen discusses his latest projects from Monday at 11:01 AM to Stung to Harbinger Down and more.
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TPB: The Limey
The Limey - the 1999 film from director Steven Soderbergh - tells the tale of Wilson (Terence Stamp) - a recently released career criminal from the U.K. who heads to L.A. to figure out what happened to his daughter.
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TPB: What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
Mike talked to filmmaker Rob Garver about the upcoming documentary What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael. They discuss the importance of film criticism and Kael's controversial career.
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TPB: Punisher: War Zone
We look at the third Punisher incarnation, Punisher: War Zone. This candy-colored symphony of violence stars Ray Stevenson as the titular "super hero."
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TPB: Special Report: Lost Soul
We look at David Gregory's documentary Lost Soul about the harrowing behind-the-scenes story of Richard Stanley and the making of 1996's The Island of Dr. Moreau.
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TPB: Fear and Loathing in the Projection Booth
This week we're talking about a trio of films created from the works and character of the late doctor of Gonzo Journalism, Hunter S. Thompson: Where the Buffalo Roam, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Rum Diary.
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TPB: Special Report: Ed Asner
Legendary actor Ed Asner gave us some of his time to talk a bit about his career. his charity work, his support of unions, and pistol whipping Jack Lemmon.
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TPB: Glengarry Glen Ross
We're going to talk about Glengarry Glen Ross, the film from James Foley based on the Tony- and Pulizer-winning play by David Mamet. Special Guests: James Foley, Ed Harris. Guest Co-Host: Chris Stachiw of Kulturecast.
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TPB: Special Report: Ex-Dominatrix
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Darren Cavanagh about his upcoming documentary, Ex-Dominatrix about Ira, one of Europe's most extreme dominatrices.
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TPB: After Dark My Sweet
Based on a novel by hardboiled scribe Jim Thompson, James Foley's After Dark My Sweet is a neo-noir from 1990 starring Jason Patric, Bruce Dern, and Rachel Ward.
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TPB: Rock N Roll High School
We talk to a host of folks behind the cult classic Rock 'N' Roll High School, a juvenille delinquent flick starring The Ramones. We're joined by Adam Schartoff of Filmwax Radio.
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TPB: Rock N Roll High School Bonus Interviews
Bonus interviews from our Rock N Roll High School episode: Allan Arkush, Dean Cundey, Russ Dvonch, Richard Whitley, PJ Soles, Dey Young, Clint Howard.
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TPB: Bonus Interview: David Sherrill
Dave Sherrill recounts his role as Skank in The Wraith along with his early days at NYU, working with Clint Eastwood, nearly being an MTV VJ, breaking in Nick Jonas, and much more in a wild bonus interview.
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TPB: Cruel Story of Youth
Cruel Story of Youth, the 1960 film from Nagisa Oshima, tells the tale of two teens against the backdrop of the ANPO protests.
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TPB: Brand X
Brand X by Wynn Chamberlain skewers advertising of the day (1970) and stars a host of Factory players such as Tally Brown, Taylor Mead, and Candy Darling.
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TPB: Star Wars
We look at George Lucas's Star Wars, the sci-fi film from 1977 that has been rendered unavailable in its original form due to its creator's tampering.
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TPB: Star Wars Music Mix
In anticipation of our episode on Star Wars, we've put together a music mix of some favorite Star Wars-related tunes.
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TPB: Nothing Lasts Forever
Maudit May continues with Tom Schiller's Nothing Lasts Forever which tells the story of Adam Beckett (Zach Galligan), a disillusioned young man who wants to be an artist.
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TPB: Special Report: Dark Star - HR Giger's World
On this special episode we discuss Belinda Sallin's 2014 documentary Dark Star: HR Giger's World. We talk about HR Giger, his work, and his legacy.
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TPB: The Other Side of the Wind
We're kicking off "Maudit May" with a discussion of Orson Welles's The Other Side of the Wind. A film some fifty years in the making, it has yet to be completed and released.
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TPB: Altered States
Based on the book by and adapted for the screen by Paddy Chayefsky, Ken Russell's Altered States tells the tale of Edward Jessup, a scientist who's looking for answers to some of the big questions of life.
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TPB: Splice
We discuss the 2009 film from Vincenzo Natali, Splice. Genetic scientists work for a pharmaceutical company making a new creature that could help lead to new drugs. Problems ensue...
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TPB: Baby Baby Baby
On this special episode we're looking at three films -- Bad Boy Bubby, The Baby, and La Videa Lactee -- in which grown men either get treated like or actively choose to live like babies.
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TPB: Logan's Run
Logan 5 (Michael York) and Jessica 6 (Jenny Agutter) live in the City of Domes where life seems idyllic with just one little catch: everyone dies at 30.
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TPB: Requiem for a Dream
We talk about Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film, Requiem for a Dream. Special Guests: Ellen Burstyn, Keith David, Mark Margolis, & Christopher McDonald. Guest Co-host: Emily Intravia of the Feminine Critique.
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TPB: Bonus Interview: Mark Margolis
Look at me, Hector, and listen to a bonus interview of The Projection Booth with Mark Margolis. Mr. Margolis looks back at his 40+ year career from The Opening of Misty Beethoven to "Columbo" to Scarface to The Cotton Club and more. Hear the rest of the interview on our Requiem for a Dream episode.
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TPB: Message from the Future
In Message from the Future, a visitor from 3005 comes back to 1985 to encourage the world to engage in WWIII. Written and directed by (and starring) poet and futurist David Avidan, the film is a remarkable science fiction odyssey.
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TPB: Rollerball
Writer John Kenneth Muir joins us in our discussion of Norman Jewison's 1975 dystopian film, Rollerball wherein Jonathan E (James Caan) is a star in a game where individual achievement is a threat to the Corporate powers that be.
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TPB: The Quiet Earth
Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) wakes at 6:12 one sunny morning to find that he may be the last man on Earth in this compelling Kiwi film from director Geoff Murphy and writer/producer Sam Pillsbury.
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TPB: Miracle Mile
In Miracle Mile trombonist Harry Washello (Anthony Edwards) receives a random phone call, tipping him off that nuclear Armageddon is imminent. He works to get across Los Angeles to his new love, Julie (Mare Winningham), and to safety.
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TPB: Conan The Barbarian
In a truly epic episode of The Projection Booth, we look at John Milius's Conan the Barbarian. The film put Arnold Schwarzenegger on the map and kicked-off years of sword & sorcery imitators.
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TPB: Tourist Trap
We're talking about the 1979 film, Tourist Trap. When a quintet of young people meet creepy Mr. Slaussen (Chuck Connors) -- the proprietor of a roadside wax museum -- bad things happen.
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TPB: The Wraith
Released in 1986, The Wraith was directed by Mike Marvin and stars Charlie Sheen as a creature who seeks revenge using his car as a weapon.
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TPB: Trancers
Directed by Charles Band, Trancers stars Tim Thomerson as Jack Deth, a detective in the future who travels back in time to track down a cultish criminal named Whistler.
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TPB: Special Report: Tim Thomerson
As part of our coverage of Trancers, Mike spoke to actor, comedian, surfer Tim Thomerson about his career. Hear him talk about working with Stella Adler, David Letterman, Clint Eastwood, Sam Peckinpah, Mel Gibson, Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Terry Gilliam, and more.
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TPB: Tremors
Tremors stars Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as two handymen living in the desert valley town called Perfection which is plagued by huge, voracious worms which they dub "Graboids."
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TPB: Juliet of the Spirits
We delve into Fellini territory again with a discussion of Juliet of the Spirits. This 1965 film was Federico Feelini's first foray into the wonderful world of color film.
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TPB: Saturday Night Fever
Boogie down as we discuss the 1977 disco classic Saturday Night Fever. We're joined by the director of 54, Mark Christopher, to talk about Tony Manero, Norman Wexler, Staying Alive, and more.
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TPB: Once Upon a Time in the West
On our 200th episode we look at Sergio Leone's epic Western, Once Upon a Time in the West.
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TPB: The Prosecution of an American President
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Vincent Bugliosi about his book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder and the 2012 documentary from David J. Burke and Dave Hagen, The Prosecution of an American President.
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TPB: Batman Returns
We're looking at Tim Burton's Batman Returns. Special guests include screenwriters Sam Hamm and Daniel Waters along with writer Mark Reinhart (The Batman Filmography).
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TPB: Season's Greetings Music Mix
Happy Holidays from The Projection Booth. Here's some tunes to keep you going while you're "dashing through the snow" this season.
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TPB: The Ice Harvest
In The Ice Harvest, Charlie (John Cusack) is a mob lawyer in Wichita, Kansas who decides to rip off his boss (Randy Quaid) of just over $2 million. Charlie decides to bring in his pal, Vic (Billy Bob Thorton) to help on this Christmas Eve caper.
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TPB: Death to Smoochy
In Death to Smoochy, Sheldon Mopes (Edward Norton) AKA Smoochy the singing rhino, finds himself embroiled in the shady underworld of children's television.
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TPB: Idiocracy
Mike Judge's 2006 de-evolution satire Idiocracy finds Private Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), the "average American", 500 years in the future as the smartest man alive!
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TPB: Hamburger The Motion Picture
Join us as we talk about one of the smartest sex comedies of the 1980s Hamburger: The Motion Picture. We talk to Hamburger director, Mike Marvin, and we're joined by Steve Sajdak of We Hate Movies.
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TPB: The Burglar
Noir November concludes with a discussion of Paul Wendkos's 1957 The Burglar and the 1971 adaptation of the same David Goodis novel, Le Casse.
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TPB: In a Lonely Place
Noir November continues with Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place. Based loosely on a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as a screenwriter on the edge of madness and Gloria Grahame as the woman who tries to love him.
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TPB: Detour
Noir November continues with a discussion of Edgar G Ulmer's Detour. Tom Neal stars as a down-on-his-luck musician who picks up the wrong hitchhiker (Ann Savage) in a tale of fickle fate, phones, and flashbacks.
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TPB: The Big Heat
We start off Noir November with a bang! It's Fritz Lang's 1953 flick The Big Heat, starring Glenn Ford as a straight-arrow cop who takes on corruption in Philadelphia.
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TPB: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
We would like, if we may, to talk to you about The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We're looking at the film and the fan phenomenon.
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TPB: Election Special
We've got a few politicians that are vying for your endorsement this week on this Election Special - Bob Roberts (BOB ROBERTS), Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes (A FACE IN THE CROWD), and Hank Jackson (THE YEAR OF THE YAHOO).
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TPB: Liquid Sky
Directed in 1982 by Slava Tsukerman, Liquid Sky tells the tale of two women who live in a world steeped in sex, drugs, and that wacky New Wave music.
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TPB: Ego Fest II
Rob and Mike answer your emails and voicemails on this special episode. Find out about Rob's new book, Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology.
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TPB: Tom McLoughlin's Strange Idea of Entertainment
A Strange idea of Entertainment chronicles the life and career of mime, musician, actor and director Tom McLoughlin. Written by Joseph Maddrey, the book gives an in-depth look to an often overlooked talent.
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TPB: Let's Scare Jessica to Death
We're looking at the 1971 film Let's Scare Jessica to Death. Directed by John D. Hancock and based on a screenplay by Lee Kalcheim, the film tells the tale of Jessica (Zohra Lampert) a woman who's back from an asylum and spending some quiet time in the country.
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TPB: Special Report: Candida Royalle
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to entrepreneur, author, director and former adult film star Candida Royalle about her career and the upcoming documentary about her from director Sheona McDonald, While You Were Gone.
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TPB: Special Report: Jason Reitman on Men, Women & Children & More
Jason Reitman, director of Juno, Thank You for Smoking & Up In the Air returns with Men, Women & Children – a look at how the internet is changing and affecting our relationships.
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TPB: American Mary
We look at the 2012 film, American Mary. Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska, the film tells the tale of a med student, Mary Mason (Katherine Isabelle), who is working towards becoming a surgeon but decides to pay her bills by doing body modification.
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TPB: Working Girls
Lizzie Borden's second feature film, Working Girls (1986) looks at the day in the life of a sex worker, her co-workers, her boss, and her clients.
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TPB: Othello
We conclude Shakespeare September with our look at Orson Welles's Othello. Filmed over a period of four years, the production was plagued with financial problems but ultimately proved a triumph of ingenuity over resources.
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TPB: Richard III
Shakespeare September continues with a look at the 1995 film Richard III, directed by Richard Loncraine and starring Ian McKellen.
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TPB: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Shakespeare September continues with the 1990 film from writer/director Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, based upon Stoppard's own award-winning mid-sixties play.
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TPB: Strange Brew
It's time to take off to the Great White North and officially kick-off Shakespeare September with Strange Brew, an unorthodox take on William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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TPB: Titus
As Roman month comes to a close we look at the 1999 film Titus, directed by Julie Taymor and based on the bloody tragedy by William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus.
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TPB: Fellini Satyricon
Roman Month continues with the 1969 film, Fellini Satyricon. Based loosely on the remaining fragments of Petronius's voluminous work, the film is a series of vignettes.
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TPB: Life of Brian
The second feature narrative film from legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python's Flying Circus, Life of Brian finds the lads in Roman-occupied Judea circa 33 AD.
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TPB: Caligula
The 1979 film Caligula is a biopic about one of the most-wicked rulers of Rome. Directed by Tinto Brass, written by Gore Vidal and produced by Bob Guccione of Penthouse magazine.
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TPB: Zoom In: Sex Apartments
We're looking at Naosuke Kurosawa's 1980 Japanese Roman Porno film Zoom In: Sex Apartments. Guest: Jerry Chandler of Synapse Films and co-host Coffin Jon.
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TPB: Waterpower
A notorious adult film which blends the true crime of Michael H. Kenyon and the movie Taxi Driver, Shaun Costello's Waterpower stars Jamie Gillis as Burt, the Enema Bandit, who terrorizes women with his Bardex bag and nozzle.
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TPB: The Woman Chaser Soundtrack
With the recently released digital version of Robinson Devor's The Woman Chaser, the original soundtrack had to be replaced due to rights and budget issues. Thanks to Mike's OCD, people can still enjoy the original soundtrack as a compilation.
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TPB: Planet of the Vampires
We examine this sci-fi classic from Mario Bava, Planet of the Vampires (AKA Terrore nello spazio) along with Troy Howarth, author of The Haunted World of Mario Bava.
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TPB Special Report: Dick and Harry
This special episode features interviews with Sophie Huber, director of Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction and Ejijah Drenner, director of That Guy Dick Miller, as well as a discussion of the new Documentary Podcast from The Freep Film Festival.
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TPB: The Holy Mountain
We examine Alejandro Jodorowsky's landmark 1973 philosophical film, The Holy Mountain, about nine adepts searching for immortality, undertaking a sacred journey. Joining us is Stephen Scarlata, co-producer of the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune.
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TPB: No Retreat, No Surrender
No Retreat, No Surrender, the 1986 low-budget martial arts film, stars Kurt McKinney as Jason Stillwell – a young man who continues to learn karate despite his father's wishes. He squares off against Jean-Claude Van Damme as an evil Soviet fighter.
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TPB Special Report: Jonathan Ball on Crime Wave
Mike talked to Dr. Jonathan Ball, author of the definitive book on John Paizs's Canadian classic, Crime Wave (AKA The Big Crime Wave).
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TPB: Mother Night
Perhaps the best adaptation of a Kurt Vonnegut work, Mother Night stars Nick Nolte as Howard W. Campbell, Jr. an American playwright whose Nazi broadcasts may have helped America win the war. But, at what cost?
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TPB: The King of Marvin Gardens
Bob Rafelson's 1972 film, The King of Marvin Gardens, stars Jack Nicholson and Bruce Dern. Jason (Dern) is a small time conman who's working on a big deal and wants to share the score with his depressed radio monologist brother, David (Nicholson).
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TPB: Manhunter
Michael Mann's Manhunter was a stylish serial killer film that has proved influential for decades. Other than being known as the first film appearance from Hannibal Lecter, Manhunter helped give rise to the crime procedural.
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TPB Special Report: Adam Resnick's Will Not Attend
Mike spoke to writer/director Adam Resnick about his new book, Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation, a collection of short stories from the misanthropic writer of Death to Smoochy.
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TPB: Black Roses
Are you ready to rock? A cautionary tale of the evils of Rock & Roll, Black Roses tells the tale of a demonic group who descend on unsuspecting Mill Basin to unleash a fury of Satanic music, claiming the souls of those who would choose to rock out.
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TPB Special Report: Cinetopia 2014
Taking a look at the 2014 Cinetopia film festival taking place in Detroit and Ann Arbor from June 4-8, 2014.
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TPB: The Devils
It's fun for the whole family as we talk about Ken Russell's controversial 1971 film “The Devils”.
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TPB: Possession
We're joined by Mr. Chris of the Outside the Cinema and Are You Serious podcasts to talk about Andrzej Zulawski's 1981 film Possession, a beautiful and challenging tale of a marriage falling apart in Cold War Berlin.
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TPB: Boss Nigger
Boss Nigger is one of the American Westerns that worked used the feel of the Euro-westerns that came to the fore in the mid-1960s, but with an African-American twist.
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TPB: The King of Comedy
We're taking the stage and talking about Martin Scorsese's comic masterpiece, The King of Comedy. Joining us is our old friend Skizz Cyzyk to talk to us about his Pride & Joy.
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TPB Special Report: John Badham on Directing
Mike talks to John Badham about his book, John Badham On Directing: Notes from the Set of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, and More.
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TPB Special Report: Jodorowsky's Dune
Take a look at one of cinema's greatest tragedy's (and greatest influences), Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune. The 2013 documentary Jodorowsky's Dune tells the incredible tale of the surrealistic filmmaker gathering one of the most impressive rosters of talent around in order to make an ill-fated attempt at adapting Frank Herbert's seminal science fiction tome.
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TPB: Blast of Silence
Danger signal! It's an episode all about Allen Baron's 1961 neorealistic Blast of Silence, the story bad boy Frankie Bono, a hit man who comes to New York City at Christmas to fulfill a contract. He's torn between his obligation to pull the trigger and his heart.
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TPB: The Bad Lieutenants
We're talking about Bad Lieutenant - the original and the quasi re-make by filmmakers Abel Ferrara and Werner Herzog.
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TPB Special Report: Milius
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talked to Joey Figueroa about co-directing the feature documentary Milius. Figueroa discusses his early work with Kevin Smith and the challenges of capturing the larger-than-life persona of writer/director John Milius.
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TPB Special Report: Of Gingers and Little Fishes
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Alexia Anastasio about a few of her current projects -- Little Fishes & Ginger Girls -- as well as crowdfunding and her earlier films such as Adventures in Plymptoons.
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TPB: Santo Vs The Diabolical Hatchet
A run for the border is in order. We're talking about the Mexican icon, El Santo, and his thirteenth film, El hacha diabólica, with El Goro of the Talk Without Rhythm podcast. Plus, we discuss the idea of luchadores (Mexican masked wrestlers) with Bobb Cotter, author of The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography.
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TPB: The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies
Called "The Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street," Joe Sarno delivered an usual blend of artfulness and sexiness to the raincoat crowd. On this special episode of The Projection Booth, we talked to Wiktor Ericsson, the director of The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies which is a much a love story between Joe and Peggy Sarno as it is a documentary about Joe Sarno's career and final years of his life.
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TPB: Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
From the creators of the Harry Knuckles films, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter resurrects the Christian messiah in modern day Ottawa to fight a plague of lesbian-hunting blood suckers. May the power of Christ impale you!
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TPB: Deadheads
Mike and Brett are zombies. Somehow, they awake and decide to take a road trip to find Mike's lost love. The pair are unaware they are being chased by a company trying to hush up the zombie invasion. Deadheads is a zom-rom-com with heart.
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TPB: Tainted: The Drunken Commentary
In the fall of 1997, Projection Booth co-host Rob St. Mary co-produced (among other jobs) a low-budget vampire/comedy called Tainted. Released on DVD, the film is without a commentary track. Armed with a bottle of whiskey, Rob thought he'd remedy the situation.
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TPB: Toto le heros
Thomas feels like his life was stolen from him when he was switched at birth. He lives a life of quiet desperation and fantasy as "Toto le Heros." Writer/director Jaco Van Dormael gives us Thomas's life, the reality and the fantasy.
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TPB Special Report: Freep Film Festival
On this special report, Mike talks to Steve Byrne of the Detroit Free Press about the new Freep Film Festival that runs March 20-23, 2014.
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TPB: Smoker
Smoker tells the tale of Madame Suque (Sharon Mitchell), a sexual terrorist who creates an explosive device in the form of a marital aid. When her lackey (Ron Jeremy) accidentally sells it, all manner of voyeurism and bondage break out.
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TPB: Female Trouble
We're looking at John Water's 1974 film Female Trouble, a tale of beauty, Baltimore, and juvenile deliquency.
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TPB: Black Dynamite
For our third anniversary show, we're taking a look at Black Dynamite, one of the baddest muthas to ever take down kung-fu treachery. Our guests include director/writer Scott Sanders and writer/actor Byron Minns (Bullhorn).
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TPB: Bone
We're rounding out Black History Month with a look at Larry Cohen's Bone, the story of a mysterious visitor (Yaphet Kotto) who tears apart the facade of suburban couple Bill (Andrew Duggan) and Bernadette (Joyce Van Patten).
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TPB: Bamboozled
Burn some cork, put on your tap shoes and get ready to put on the "coon show" to end all "coon shows" as we talk about Spike Lee's 2000 satire of African-American representation in culture, "Bamboozled."
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TPB: Hit
We're looking at the 1973 action film HIT from director Sidney J. Furie. The film stars Billy Dee Williams as federal agent Nick Allen. When Nick's sister takes a hot shot, he goes on the warpath for the people that put the smack on the streets.
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TPB: Robocop Music Mix
The Robocop remake is coming out this week so we're giving you a little taste of Robocop past with this music mix that dates, in part, back to our 16th episode. Enjoy!
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TPB: Watermelon Man
Jeff Gerber has a problem. He used to be a White insurance salesman. But, now, he's a Black man. Maybe it was too much soy sauce? Either way, it's a brand new world for this suburban bigot. Join us as we talk about this 1970 satire from Melvin Van Peebles.
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TPB: Orgy of the Dead
Can your heart stand a bevy of beautiful women who try to dance their way into the afterlife, judged by the Emperor of the Underworld (Criswell) and the Princess of Darkness (Fawn Silver)?
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TPB: Cruising
A highly controversial film, William Friedkin's Cruising was as confusing as it was confused. It's a slasher film, of sorts, set in the leather bar scene of the late '70s.
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TPB: Marjorie Conrad on Chemical Cut
On this special episode, former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Marjorie Conrad talks about her upcoming feature film, Chemical Cut and gives the behind-the-scenes haps on ANTM, too.
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TPB: Boys in the Sand
Wakefield Poole's Boys in the Sand was one of the first adult films to find mainstream success. By itself, this is remarkable, that the "gay porn" film came out a mere 18 months after Stonewall and a year before Deep Throat makes it even more so.
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TPB: Fred Williamson on Old School Gangstas 2
We talked to Fred Williamson about Original Gangstas 2: Old School Gangstas, a project he's trying to get funded via Kickstarter. Give our interview our listen and then give Fred some greenbacks.
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TPB: Zardoz: Bonus Interview
More of our interview with Brian Hoyle. Here he talks about his affection for Exorcist II: The Heretic.
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TPB: Zardoz
Ever want to see Sean Connery wearing a red diaper? Then look no further than John Boorman's Zardoz, a political allegory with nods to The Wizard of Oz.
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TPB: Zardoz Music Mix
As mentioned in our Zardoz episode, there are a lot of songs related to the film. Here's a collection of Zardoz music for your listening pleasure.
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TPB: Big Gus, What's the Fuss?
Also known as Ha-Balash Ha'Amitz Shvartz (AKA Brave Detective, Schwartz) this early film was co-directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Ami Artzi.
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TPB: Black Shampoo
We round out 2013 with coverage of our favorite films. This week, Mike picks Black Shampoo, the blaxploitation film from Greydon Clark about a Lothario hairdresser on the Sunset Strip.
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TPB: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
We round out 2013 with coverage of our favorite films. This week, Rob picks The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, the surrealist masterpiece by director Luis Bunuel where a group of upper crust couples can't seem to ever finish a dinner party.
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TPB: The Brain that Wouldn't Die
Is The Brain that Wouldn't Die a schlock classic or a treatise on unfettered male desire? Why not both? We're joined by Professor Kevin Heffernan, author of Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953–1968.
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TPB: The Magnificent Ambersons
Orson Welles's follow-up to Citizen Kane adapted Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer prize-winning novel about industrial progress and the loss of innocence set against a tumultuous family, the Ambersons.
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TPB: Bettie Page Reveals All
America's favorite pin-up girl, Bettie Page, still casts her alluring shadow over popular culture. In Mark Mori's Bettie Page Reveals All, we hear Bettie tell her own story about her rise to infamy and subsequent retreat from the limelight.
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TPB: Eating Raoul
Eating Raoul put "cult filmmaker" Paul Bartel on the map with a surprise mainstream hit about Paul and Mary Bland, two Puritanical folks who kill swingers for cash to fulfill their "American Dream."
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TPB: Executive Action
In honor of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, we're looking at Executive Action, one of the first films to tackle the events of 11/23/1963. We also talk about related films such as JFK, Flashpoint, The Price of Power, and more.
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TPB: Blow Out: Bonus Interview: Bill Mesce
The rest of our interview with Bill Mesce Jr. He talks about Road Ends, The Versace Murder, Dinosaur Babes, and more.
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TPB: Blow Out
Brian DePalma's Blow Out takes on Antonioni, Coppola and Zapruder. The 1981 film stands as John Travolta's finest performance.
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TPB: John Sayles on Go For Sisters & the State of Independent Film
In this special episode of The Projection Booth, John Sayles talks about his new film Go For Sisters, lessons learned working for Roger Corman, and the state of independent film.
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TPB: Cabin Boy
Ahoy! Cabin Boy is an absurdist comedy starring Chris Elliott as a snobbish "fancy lad" who makes a wrong turn, ends up on the wrong boat and heads out on the seas with a bunch of salty dogs aboard "The Filthy Whore." Get ready for hi-jinx on the high seas.
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TPB Special Report: Detroit Unleaded Comes Home
Detroit Unleaded is a slice-of-life romantic dramedy that centers around a 24-hour gas station in Detroit. ​Between Detroit and Arab-America, Sami works behind the bulletproof glass of a 24-hour gas station with his cousin Mike.
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TPB: The Devil in Miss Jones
Just in time for Devil's Night, we're talking about the classic adult film with Golden Goddesses author Jill Nelson. We interviewed Miss Jones, Georgina Spelvin, and Gerard Damiano Jr.
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TPB: Help Zoe Cassavetes Create Day Out of Days
Filmmaker Zoe Cassavetes talks about her new project, Day Out of Days, about a once well-known actress who struggles to maintain her sanity and dignity in the obstacle course known as Hollywood.
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TPB: Who Can Kill A Child?
We discuss Narciso Ibáñez Serrador's ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (AKA Who Can Kill A Child?) with Nicholas Schlegel, co-host of the That's a Wrap podcast.
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TPB: The Projection Booth App
It's that time! The Projection Booth application is ready to download!
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TPB: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Through the dark of future past, the magician longs to see, one chance out between two worlds... Fire Walk with Me. We're talking Twin Peaks, Fire Walk with Me, and more on this deluxe episode. We're joined by Christine Makepeace, co-host of The Feminine Critique podcast.
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TPB: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me: Music Mix
A music mix to go along with our Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me episode.
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TPB: Good Hair
Two pasty, balding guys take a look at Chris Rock's documentary about African American hair. Fortunately, we're joined by Detroit area radio host & media personality, Erica Murphy, along with David "Hump the Grinder" Humphries of Hair Wars Detroit & Espy and Jennifer Thomas of Naturally Flyy Detroit.
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TPB: Mr. Freedom
William Klein's Mr. Freedom skewers jingoistic patriotism. It's an incredible parody of superheroes and the Military Industrial complex. Our guest co-host, Phil Hall, is the author of The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time from BearManor Media.
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TPB Special Report: Detroit Institute of Arts' Watch Me Move
Running from October 6, 2013 to January 5, 2014, the "Watch Me Move" exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts examines the history and artistry of animation. There's also an expansive schedule of animated shorts and features. We talked to Detroit Film Theater honcho Elliot Wilhelm about the events.
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TPB Special Report: Adam Rifkin & Penn Jillette building Director's Cut
In this special report of The Projection Booth, we are joined by writer/director Adam Rifkin about the current effort to crowdfund a film written/starring Penn Jillette called Director's Cut.
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TPB: There Will Be Blood
We drink your milkshake and talk about PT Anderson's modern classic, There Will Be Blood.
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TPB Special Report: The Aspen & Blue Water Film Festivals
On this special episode, Rob and Mike discuss the Aspen and Blue Water Film Festivals. Rob's volunteering for the Aspen fest while Mike's judging at Blue Water. They discuss the films, the festivals themselves, and the role of film festivals in today's changing industry.
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TPB: Myra Breckinridge
One of the most infamous films of the '70s, Myra Breckinridge was based on a novel by Gore Vidal about Myron, a young man trying to make it in Hollywood who becomes a gorgeous young woman. See Rex Reed change into Raquel Welch and spar with John Huston, Mae West, and more.
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TPB: Seconds
Are you your face or what's inside? A man (John Randolph/Rock Hudson) gets a second chance at life in this often-ignored John Frankenheimer film from 1966.
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TPB: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
From the deep reaches of space the pods arrive, ready to take over the human race, erasing our humanity and turning us into walking vegetables. We're looking at the four versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (and a few other films).
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TPB: Sorcerer
Four men ride along dangerous mountain roads carrying nitro glycerin to put out an oil fire. That's the gist of William Friedkin's Sorcerer -- an adaptation of Georges Arnaud's Wages of Fear -- the movie that pushed the director to the brink.
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TPB: Surf Nazis Must Die
The Fourth Reich hangs ten in Peter George's Surf Nazis Must Die, the post-apocalyptic tale of Nazi surfers trying to take over the beaches and create a new world from the ashes of the old.
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TPB: Gremlins
We continue our interview with Joe Dante this week as we talk about Gremlins, one of a pair of Steven Spielberg-related films that brought about the PG-13 rating in 1984. We also discuss Gremlins 2: The New Batch, one of the most subversive sequels ever made.
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TPB: WR - Mysteries of the Organism
Dušan Makavejev's WR: Mysteries of the Organism mixes a documentary on psychologist Wilhelm Reich with the World Revolution of the late '60s/early '70s, going from upstate New York to Yugoslavia.
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TPB: I Am Divine
We're talking about the most beautiful woman in the world, Divine, and the new documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz, I Am Divine. We also chat to Dreamlander Mink Stole about her early days working with Divine.
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TPB: There She Is
There She Is, a documentary about plus-sized beauty queens, challenges many folks' preconceived notions of beauty and sexuality. We talk to co-director Emily Sheskin on this special episode.
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TPB: Cleanflix
We discuss sex, violence, ratings, and censorship just in time for Pioneer Day. We're looking at Cleanflix, a documentary about the "sanitization" of films for Mormon audiences.
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TPB: The Revenge of VHS
Every good thing deserves a sequel and our VHS Extravaganza episode is no exception. We're back to talking about this former format, NTSC, the theatrical experience, and so much more with Noel Mellor of the Adventures in VHS podcast and upcoming book.
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TPB: Hackers
Hack the planet! We dive headlong into Iain Softley's 1995 film, Hackers, and explore how the film presents a candy-colored version of the nascent days of the world wide web.
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TPB: Near Dark
Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark is a hybrid vampire film in which "The V Word" is never uttered. We discuss this film, penned by screenwriter Eric Red, and other vampire flicks this episode. Special Guests: Lance Henriksen, Mike Mayo. Guest Co-host: Edward G. Pettit.
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TPB: Death Race 2000
Celebrate your independence with this most American of our national sports, the Death Race! We're joined this week by Adam Spiegelman of the Proudly Resents and Dream Tweet podcasts as wel talk about this 1975 Paul Bartel film.
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TPB: Hit & Stay
A look at Hit & Stay, a documentary that looks at the anti-war activism movement from the Catonsville 9 to the Camden 28 and beyond. Recorded at the Waterfront Film Festival in South Haven, Michigan.
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TPB: VHS Extravaganza
It's our super ultra deluxe extravaganza about all things VHS. We're talking to the filmmakers behind Rewind This!, Adjust Your Tracking, Plastic Movies Rewound, and VHS Massacre. We also play back your VHS memories via all the calls we got from listeners!
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TPB: The Rep
The lights are going down on repertory cinemas around the globe thanks to digital projection and the evolution of home cinema. We're talking about Morgan White's documentary, The Rep, which explores independent cinemas via looking at the Toronto Underground.
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TPB: Battlefield Earth
We conclude our two-part look at Scientology and the movies with Battlefield Earth. We debate the veracity that it's "The Worst Film Ever Made" and discuss the making of the film with the film's director, Academy Award winner Roger Christian, and original screenwriter J.D. Shapiro.
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TPB Special Report: Cinetopia 2013
On this special episode of The Projection Booth we discuss the 2nd Annual Cinetopia Film Festival which takes place in Ann Arbor and Detroit the weekend of June 6, 2013.
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TPB: Mock Up on Mu
In the first of our two-part series on Scientology in Film, we look at Craig Baldwin's Mock Up on Mu, a story of sex magick, science fiction, and technology. We also talk about The Master, The Profit, and the book Sex & Rockets.
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TPB: The Howling
We dive head first into Joe Dante's The Howling (and the rest of the book and movie franchise) along with Josh Hadley of the Radiodrome, What the F*ck and Lost in the Static podcasts.
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TPB: Singapore Sling
Nikos Nikolaidis's Singapore Sling is a bizarro sequel to Otto Preminger's Laura and one of the few Greek films that have made it onto the podcast. We talk about Singapore Sling, golden showers, and Greek film with our guest co-host, Fraulein Von B.
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TPB: Two-Lane Blacktop
We discuss the transcendental road film Two-Lane Blacktop along with director Monte Hellman.
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TPB: Bonus Episode: Egofest
In this special episode of The Projection Booth, we talk about the Aspen Film Festival, the Kansas City Film Festival, upcoming episodes, and conspiracy theories.
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TPB: A Scent of Heather
Featuring the lion's share of our interview with Jane Hamilton (AKA Veronica Hart), we're looking at A Scent of Heather, her screen debut. We're joined this week by Jill Nelson, author of Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema.
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TPB: The Opening of Misty Beethoven
We're joined by writer Heather Drain to talk about Radley Metzger's The Opening of Misty Beethoven, a re-telling of Pygmalion made at the height of porno chic.
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TPB: Prime Cut
Fire up the grill and get ready to talk about all thinks Lee Marvin. We're biting into Michael Ritchie's Prime Cut along with Dwayne Epstein, author of Lee Marvin: Point Blank.
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TPB: Martin
George Romero's Martin is a remarkable vampire film made at the high point of Romero's career. Our special co-host, Edward G. Pettit, is a freelance writer, book reviewer, film presenter, professor and literary provocateur.
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TPB: Branded to Kill
Boil some rice and kick back with our discussion of Seijun Suzuki's madcap Yakuza film, Branded to Kill. We're joined by Coffin Jon of VCinema and Bill By Force of Outside the Cinema.
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TPB: The Last Temptation of Christ
Just in time for Easter, Rob & Mike look at the making of and controversy surrounding Martin Scorsese's controversial film, The Last Temptation of Christ. Interviews include cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and professor Darren J. N. Middleton.
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TPB: Last Temptation of Christ Music Mix
Music mix for our Last Temptation of Christ episode. Features tunes from King Missle, Soundgarden, Elvis Hitler, Jello Biafra, Ministry, and more.
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TPB: The Last Seduction
Joining the Projection Booth this week is author Christa Faust, a true Femme Fatale, to talk about director John Dahl's The Last Seduction. The episode features an interview with Dahl about his early days in the business.
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TPB: For Y'ur Height Only
It's all about the Weng Weng when it comes to this classic Filipinosploitation flick about a miniature secret agent. We're joined by Andrew Leavold, associate producer of Machete Maidens Unleashed! and the man behind an upcoming documentary The Search for Weng Weng!
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TPB: Blue Velvet
We're joined by director Vincenzo Natali to talk about David Lynch's Blue Velvet, a neonoir that examines the underbelly of idyllic small town life. Grab your PBR and get ready to rock.
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TPB: Careful
The story of family secrets and forbidden love, Careful is set in the mountain village of Tolzbad where destruction by avalanche is imminent. You must be careful... don't be too loud, restrain your passions, and hold on tight.
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TPB: Song of the South
In celebration of Black History Month, we discuss Disney's most controversial film, Song of the South. We talk about its origins in the stories of Joel Chandler Harris and the long, strange history of the film.
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TPB: Reservoir Dogs
We look at the influences on and of Reservoir Dogs, the seminal crime film, along with other works from director Quentin Tarantino. Joining us is Jamie Jenkins from Devour the Podcast.
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TPB: K-Billy Super Sounds of the 70s
Have you ever listened to K-Billy's Super Sounds of the '70s? We're dropping this bonus bunch of music in anticipation of our upcoming episode on Reservoir Dogs. This mix is an hour or so of what KBILLY might sound like. KBILLY, the station where the '70s survived...
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TPB: Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park
You wanted the best, you got the best. It's our gala 100th episode all about KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, the infamous TV movie where KISS gained superpowers and went on a Scooby Doo adventure.
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TPB: Starship Troopers
One of the most subversive films of the last twenty years, Starship Troopers tells the story of Robert Heinlein's controversial sci-fi novel.
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TPB: Love and Death
We're looking at Woody Allen's Love and Death from 1975. It's a mix of The Marx Brothers and Fyodor Dostoevsky. We're joined by special guest co-host Keith Gordon (Christine, Back to School, A Midnight Clear, The Chocolate War, etc).
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TPB: Love and Death: Bonus Interview
More of our interview with Keith Gordon about the current state of Hollywood, his project with Christopher Nolan, and his upcoming work on Dexter.
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TPB: Deep Red
We return to Argento-land with this fan favorite, Deep Red. We're joined by Badasses, Boobs, and Bodycounts podcast host Mike Murphy and feature interviews with Goblin's Claudio Simonetti, professor Elena Past, and film critic Maitland McDonaugh.
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TPB: Peeping Tom
Michael Powell's landmark serial killer film, Peeping Tom, is an exercise in terror and voyeurism.
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TPB: The Last Starfighter
We start off 2013 right with a discussion of Nick Castle's The Last Starfighter, in which a young man conquers a video game only to find him recruited into an interstellar war.
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TPB: Eyes Wide Shut
The year wraps up with Eyes Wide Shut, the final film from director Stanley Kubrick. We're joined this week by Lex of Love & Sex with Lex as we talk about this tale of frustration and deception.
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TPB: Django Kill! If You Live, Shoot!
One of the most unusual Westerns ever made, Django Kill! is a gothic horror film cum surrealist shoot 'em up. We're joined this week by Kevin Grant, author of Any Gun Can Play: The Essential Guide to Euro-Westerns.
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TPB: Simon
Alan Arkin stars as Simon, a blowhard scientist who gets recruited by a brain trust that secretly runs the world. They convince him that he's an alien in order to see how the world will react.
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TPB: Equinox
Four friends visit their professor friend in the remote woods. The professor has used an ancient book to unleash a terrible evil that will torment the two couples. The Evil Dead? No, Equinox -- a low-budget precursor to Sam Raimi's horror classic.
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TPB: Mothra
Mothra, one of a long line of kaiju (giant monster) films from Japan. This one deals with nuclear testing, religion, primitive cultures, and a big friggin' moth.
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TPB: Ricky 6
Say, do you love Satan? Ricky Kasso did. Writer/director Peter Filardi based Ricky 6 on the Kasso case.
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TPB: Shoot the Piano Player
Edouard Saroyan plays piano in a rinky dink honky tonk in Paris when he used to tickle the ivories in the best concert halls. We see his fall from grace and into the icy hands of fate in this adaptation of David Goodis's Down There by François Truffaut.
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TPB: Pastoral: To Die in Country
Shuji Terayama's Pastoral - To Die In Country / Den-en ni shisu is the eclectic filmmaker's second feature film. It's the story of a filmmaker telling the tale of his young life and revising it on the fly in a highly stylized, artful work that should not be missed.
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TPB: Secret Honor
Celebrate your freedom with this episode on Robert Altman's Secret Honor -- a film made in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Secret Honor is a one-man film starring Philip Baker Hall as Richard Nixon.
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TPB: Terror Firmer
Loosely based on "All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger", Terror Firmer has Lloyd Kaufman as a blind director making a very low budget film.
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TPB Special Report: The Massacre
Reported from the event, this is a special episode all about the Massacre -- a 24 hour movie marathon of features and shorts that took place at the Portage Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
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TPB: Shadow of a Doubt
One of Hitchcock's favorite films, Shadow of a Doubt stars Joseph Cotten as Uncle Charlie -- the savior of his sister's Santa Rosa family... or is he?
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TPB: Saint Jack
We're sailing off to Singapore this week with Saint Jack, a sorely overlooked film in Peter Bogdanovich's oeuvre starring Ben Gazarra as the titular character, an American trying to make a living as a pimp on the Lion Isle.
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TPB: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Warren Oates gives a powerhouse performance in this tale of murder and intrigue south of the border. We talked to screenwriter Gordon Dawson and cultography author Ian Cooper about this underrated Sam Peckinpah gem.
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TPB: Mimesis
Why watch a horror film when you can live one? That's the question posed in Doug Schultz's Mimesis, an homage to George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and a Michigan-made movie.
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TPB: Mimesis Bonus: Sid Haig
Bonus: More of our interview with Sid Haig. We talk to him about Jason of Star Command, THX-1138, Busting, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, and so much more.
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TPB: The Haunting of Julia
This creepy, overlooked horror movie stars Mia Farrow as a harrowed wife and mother who unravels the mystery behind her new house, haunted by what might be the spirit of her dead daughter.
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TPB: The Haunting of Julia Bonus: Richard Loncraine
Bonus: More of our interview with director Richard Loncraine. Here he talks about Richard III, his upcoming project(s) and the invention of the Newton's Cradle.
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TPB Special Report: Blade Runner
What can be said about Blade Runner that hasn't been said before? Hopefully you'll hear some new stuff in this special look at this seminal sci-fi film.
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TPB: The Thirteenth Floor
Josef Rusnak's The Thirteenth Floor, a sci-fi flick from 1999, was mistaken for a "Matrix rip-off" upon release. The film was based on the 1964 Daniel F. Galouye novel Simulacron-3 and was also the basis for Rainer Werner Fassbinder's World on a Wire.
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TPB: The Thirteenth Floor Bonus: Michael Ballhaus
Bonus interview with cinematographer of World on a Wire and producer of The Thirteenth Floor, Michael Ballhaus.
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TPB: The Thirteenth Floor Bonus: Craig Bierko
In this bonus interview with Craig Bierko, we discuss Scary Movie 4, Cinderella Man, Easy to Assemble, and much more.
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TPB Special Report: Detropia
Continuing our coverage of Detroit this week, we're looking at the new documentary Detropia as well as some other Detroit docs such as Detroit Wild City and After the Factory.
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TPB: Detroit 9000
We're reporting from downtown Detroit from the locations used in Arthur Marks's policier Detroit 9000, the story of a black and white cop who get the thankless job of investigating a robbery which quickly turns into a political hot potato.
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TPB Special Report: QWERTY
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, we talk about the new indie rom com QWERTY and how we're bringing it to the Maple Theater in October!
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TPB: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The first sequel in the Star Trek film franchise, The Wrath of Khan brought adventure and excitement back along with an old face, Khan (Ricardo Montalban).
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TPB: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Dario Argento's freshman film is an exercise in style and suspense. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage reworks Fredric Brown's Screaming Mimi through a giallo perspective.
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TPB: Tromeo & Juliet
Troma gave the bird to the bard in this reworking of Shakespeare's classic.
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TPB: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
It's booty time across the USA! We're discussing the ill-fated Andrew "Dice" Clay vehicle The Adventures of Ford Fairlane in which he portrays a rock & roll detective with a dirty mouth and a bad attitude.
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TPB: Ford Fairlane Bonus Interview: Floyd Mutrux
More of the interview with writer Floyd Mutrux from the Adventures of Ford Fairlane episode.
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TPB: Ford Fairlane Bonus Interview: Rex Weiner
More of the interview with writer Rex Weiner from the Adventures of Ford Fairlane episode.
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TPB: Ford Fairlane Bonus Interview: Daniel Waters
More of the interview with writer Daniel Waters from the Adventures of Ford Fairlane episode.
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TPB: CSA: The Confederate States of America
What if the South had won the Civil War? It might look a lot like Kevin Willmott's acerbic mockumentary.
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TPB: The Coffin Joe Trilogy
Coffin Joe remains one of the stalwart pillars of cinema from one of the most populous countries in the world. He's inspired comic books, nightmares, and Sepultura songs. This week we're looking at the infamous "Coffin Joe Trilogy."
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TPB: Raw Force
Kung Fu, Cannibals, Zombie Samurais, topless girls, green gravediggers, and Adolph Hitler... That's just a start of what Edward D. Murphy's Raw Force has to offer.
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TPB: An American Hippie in Israel
Four friends search for freedom in Israel and find something else in Amos Sefer's An American Hippie in Israel, an arthouse exploitation flick.
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TPB Special Report: Jubilee Hitchhiker
Novelist and screenwriter William Hjortsberg (Legend, Angel Heart) gives the scoop on his book Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan.
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TPB: Vanishing Point
Celebrate your independence with Vanishing Point. One of the best road movies of the '70s, the film tells the story of Kowalski (Barry Newman), a driver, who's tearing ass across the southwest to get a car from Colorado to San Francisco in 15 hours.
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TPB: The Toxic Avenger
Melvin was a 90 pound weakling until nuclear waste turned him into The Toxic Avenger... We're talking to special guest Lloyd Kaufman about the film that re-defined Troma, spawned three sequels (so far), a kids' cartoon, comic books, and a way of life.
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TPB: Raw Talent
Raw Talent is the story of a struggling actor (Jerry Butler) who ends up in the world of adult film, manipulated by an underhanded female director (Lisa DeLeeuw). The first entry in a trilogy, Raw Talent lampoons the industry. It combines wit and style with eroticism and kung-fu.
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TPB: Raw Talent Bonus Interview: Jerry Butler
Bonus episode for our Raw Talent show. This is an interview with Jerry Butler.
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TPB: Raw Talent Bonus Interview: Joyce Snyder
Bonus episode for our Raw Talent show. These are extra excerpts from the interview with Joyce Snyder.
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TPB: Raw Talent Bonus Interview: Larry Revene
Bonus episode for our Raw Talent show. This is the second part of the interview with Larry Revene.
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TPB: Battles without Honor and Humanity
The opening film in the epic tale of loyalty and betrayal amongst post-war Yakuza, Fukasaku's Battles without Honor and Humanity was a cynical look at Japanese society.
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TPB: Freejack
Come with us to the distant future, 2009, as we talk about Freejack, a dystopian flick about bodysnatching and hair gel.
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TPB: The Legend of Boggy Creek
Rob and Mike head up to the wilds of northern Michigan with Cine du Sasquatch expert -- and author of The Bigfoot Filmography -- Dave Coleman, to discuss The Legend of Boggy Creek.
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TPB: Flooding with Love for First Blood, Son
Just in time for Memorial Day, The Projection Booth honors those who served by serving up a "super mega epic" episode looking at the various incarnations of First Blood, from David Morrell's book, to the Ted Kotcheff film.
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TPB: Cinetopia and The State of Michigan Film
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike looks at the Cinetopia film festival in Ann Arbor and the state of the state's film scene.
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TPB: Salo or The 120 Days of Sodom
Pier Paolo Pasolini's controversial, shocking, and darkly comical artsploitation flick, Salo (or The 120 Days of Sodom) is based on a work by the Marquis de Sade transplanted to fascist Italy.
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TPB: Miami Blues
Real badge. Real gun. Fake cop. That's Miami Blues in six words but there's so much more than that to this terrific adaptation of Charles Willeford's work by George Armitage.
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TPB: The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
Witness the sordid tale of juvenile delinquents from outer space and their rebellious rampage of resurrection and rock & roll in The Ghastly Love of Johnny X!
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TPB: Grace of My Heart
Allison Anders's Grace of My Heart tells the story of Edna Buxton (Illeana Douglas), a singer/songwriter whose life and loves are documented through song.
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TPB: Superbman: The Other Movie
You will believe a pie can fly after we talk about Superbman: The Other Movie, a parody flick from the early 80s. Rob and Mike also discuss parodies, fan films, and other cinematic tributes.
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TPB: An Honest Liar
The Amazing Randi has made a career out of outing charlatans and injecting a needed dose of rational thinking to an irrational world.
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TPB: Night Dreams
An avant-garde adult film, Night Dreams shows the erotic fantasies of Mrs. Van Houten (Dorothy La May) in nightmarish detail.
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TPB: Mean Guns
Take a bunch of hardened criminals, set them at one another at the behest of Ice-T, and add a mambo beat... that's the genius of Albert Pyun's Mean Guns.
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TPB: Putney Swope
We're gonna sink the boat on this episode of The Projection Booth with special guest Robert Downey as we talk about Putney Swope and much more.
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TPB: The Hitcher
There's a killer on the road... John Ryder (Rutger Hauer). He's The Hitcher and he's terrorizing Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) in Robert Harmon's classic road terror flick.
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TPB: The Visitor
The battle between good an evil gets worked out via an all-star cast in The Visitor, a crazy Italian/American hybrid. Cue the music....
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TPB: Frankenhooker
Be sure to bring a date to this special episode of The Projection Booth celebrating Frankenhooker and our one year anniversary. WSG Frank Henenlotter and new co-host, Rob St. Mary!
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TPB: Battle Royale
Are you ready to rumble? Join us on the island this week for legendary filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku's 60th and final film, Battle Royale.
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TPB: Cube
Cube, a low-budget character study from Canada, kick-started Vincenzo Natali's career in creating intelligent science fiction films.
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TPB: Series 7: The Contenders
A modern day gladiatorial exhibition where contestants fight to stay alive... all for our television entertainment in Series 7: The Contenders.
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TPB: Chicken Park
Chicken Park is a parody of Jurassic Park but with chickens. Funny, no? No. This cinematic monstrosity comes to American shores courtesy of Jerry Cala.
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TPB: Manos: The Hands of Fate
The Master will be pleased. Manos: The Hands of Fate is a classic tale of lust, love, and betrayal. Hear Ben Solovey talk about how he's restoring the film to its glory.
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TPB: Score
Break out the pepper mill and poppers, it's time to talk about Radley Metzger's groundbreaking erotica, Score. Bring someone you want to excite.
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TPB: The Apple
Life is nothing but showbusiness in 1994... in The Apple, a 1980 Israeli musical retelling of Genesis, Revelation and Faust.
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TPB: Punishment Park
In this special #Occupy edition of the Projection Booth, we look at Peter Watkins's seminal faux documentary film Punishment Park and discuss what it means forty years later.
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TPB: Static
A quirky little film from Mark Romanek and Keith Gordon, Static tells the tale of Ernie Blick, an inventor whose latest creation will revolutionize the world.
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TPB: Static Bonus Interview: Keith Gordon
More of the interview with writer/director/producer/actor/nice guy Keith Gordon from the Static episode.
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TPB: Auschwitz
Love him or hate him, Uwe Boll makes some of the most challenging films around. Auschwitz puts Boll into new territory with this harrowing mix of documentary and drama about the Holocaust.
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TPB: The American Astronaut
Follow the adventures of Samuel Curtis (writer/director Cory McAbee) as he travels through the solar system on a quest to recover the body of Johnny R. It's just another sci-fi musical comedy western.
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TPB: Not Bad for a Human
This special episode features an interview with Joseph Maddrey, author of Nighmares in Red, White & Blue, The Making of T.S. Eliot, and co-author of Not Bad for a Human, all about Lance Henriksen.
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TPB: Electra Glide in Blue
A motorcycle cop (Robert Blake) with a code of honor can't make it in the turbulent early '70s. The Projection Booth has the real story... or stories... of what went on behind the scenes.
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TPB: Straight Time
Dustin Hoffman stars in the adaptation of Edward Bunker's No Beast So Fierce, Ulu Grossbard's Straight Time. Along for the ride is the author of The Suicide Game, Andy Rausch.
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TPB: Bloodsucking Freaks
Are you ready to accept our domination? WDET reporter Rob St. Mary joins Mike in the Theater of the Macabre as we dissect Bloodsucking Freaks, a classic of exploitation from director Joel M. Reed.
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TPB: The Italian Connection
Delve into the world of Eurocrime with a look at Fernando DiLeo's The Italian Connection along with documentary director Mike Malloy.
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TPB: The Woman Chaser
A tragically overlooked and underrated film adaptation of Charles Willeford's psychotic look at the movie industry through the eyes of used car salesman Richard Hudson, this film was the toast of the indie movie scene in 1999.
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TPB: World's Greatest Sinner
Joining me in the Projection Booth this week is Marisa Young of The Timothy Carey Experience. We're looking at Carey's piece de resistance, World's Greatest Sinner, the story of one man's desire to be god.
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TPB: Hickey & Boggs
Hickey & Boggs, a nihilistic neonoir directed by and starring Robert Culp, gets examined in The Projection Booth by Mike and Mondo Justin along with guest Joe Robin and Richard Edwards.
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TPB: High & Low
Joining Mike & Mondo Justin is VCinema's Coffin Jon. The trio talks about Akira Kurosawa's noir classic, High & Low.
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TPB: Last Action Hero - Part 2
Unable to let sleeping dogs lie, Mike and Mondo Justin get back in the ring with The Samurai from GGTMC and continue to duke it out about Last Action Hero. Also in the fray are user call-in comments. Get ready to rumble again!
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TPB: The Spook Who Sat by the Door
The revolution will not be televised. It'll be a subversive flick from director Ivan Dixon and writer Sam Greenlee, The Spook Who Sat by the Door.
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TPB: The Man from Earth
David Lee Smith is John Oldman, a college professor who reveals to his colleagues that he's actually a centuries-old caveman. So begins a captivating yet intimate philosophical meditation on immortality, history, science and faith.
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TPB: The Killer
One podcast. Two men. Ten Thousand Bullets! We're looking at John Woo's landmark action film The Killer, examining its origin and impact. Our special guest this week, Kenneth Hall, has written the book on Woo.
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TPB: Big Wednesday
It's been called the greatest surfing movie of all time. But Big Wednesday is so very much more than just a film about surfing. It's a story of epic friendship, and the changing of the tides in one's life.
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TPB: Desperate Living
Take a trip with Mike and Mondo Justin to Mortville where we'll be joined by writer/director John Waters and star Mink Stole as we talk about the twisted lesbian fairy tale Desperate Living. Break out the oatmeal cookies!
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TPB: Last Action Hero
Mike and Mondo Justin are joined by The Samurai from The GGTMC podcast. They'll be discussing the misunderstood and justly maligned big ticket summer Hollywood blockbuster of '93 -- Last Action Hero -- starring the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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TPB: Darktown Strutters
We're hopping on our hogs and talking about the Darktown Strutters, one of the most madcap blaxploitation flicks ever made. Come with us as we follow Syreena (Trina Parks) as she looks for her momma, uncovering a web of intrigue.
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TPB: Kenneth Anger: Magick Lantern Cycle
Mike and Mondo Justin examine the dangerously influential dark cinematic magick of movie magus Kenneth Anger. The guys break down Anger's infamous Magick Lantern Cycle noting its significant impact on underground film as well as mainstream Hollywood.
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TPB: Phantom of the Paradise
Salutations from the other side! Mike and Mondo Justin are joined this week by Ari the Principal Archivist at SwanArchives.org as we dissect Brian De Palma's rock and roll musical Phantom of the Paradise. With Special Guest Jessica Harper.
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TPB: Shag
Mike and Justin are on-the-road again, coming to you from under an umbrella on sunny beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The guys look back at the 1989 southern coming-of-age story Shag that's set during the innocent summer of '63.
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TPB: Fright Night
Mike and Mondo Justin bring you a bonus show about Fright Night and the 2011 re-imagining. Justin chats with writer/director of the 1985 film Tom Holland. Outside The Cinema podcast's Bill Fulkerson visits the show.
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TPB: The Forbidden Zone
Go down, down, down to The Forbidden Zone with Mike, Mondo Justin, and special guest commentator Skizz Cyzyk discuss the cult film favorite; a mix of live action, animation, musical scenes, and madness in the sixth dimension.
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TPB: Streets of Fire
This week Mike and Mondo Justin get crazy and have a blast chatting about the 1984 Walter Hill directed, STREETS OF FIRE. Justin talks with the star of the film, Michael Pare.
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TPB: Captain America
When Captain America throws his mighty sheild, all those who chose to oppose his sheild must yeild -- including Mike and Mondo Justin along with special co-host, fellow Jackalope Jockey Josh Hadley.
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TPB: Tapeheads
Let's get into trouble, baby! It's time to look at the 1988 film Tapeheads starring John Cusack, Tim Robbins, and a whole heck of a lot of other people in remarkable cameo roles. Follow as Josh (Robbins) and Ivan (Cusack) form Video Aces.
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TPB: Traxx
Chili flavored cookies anyone? The guys look back at this vastly forgotten and ahead of it's time not-on-DVD action spoof about a world mercenary who suddenly decides to retire to become a famous cookie baker.
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TPB: Crime Wave
Then, from the north, came John Paizs's wonderful, quirky comedy from 1985, Crime Wave. Mike and Mondo Justin are joined this week by Skizz Cyzyk in discussing the Canadian classic.
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TPB: The Big Red One
Film is a battleground this week as Mike and Mondo Justin storm Sam Fuller's masterpiece, THE BIG RED ONE. While smoking Fuller's favorite cigar, the guys examine the film, it's original release, and the Richard Schickel Warner Brothers reconstruction project.
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TPB: Candy Tangerine Man
Mike and Mondo Justin hang out with the actual blades and hookers on the Sunset Strip this week as they talk about Baron, AKA the Candy Tangerine Man. Loving husband by day... pimp by night. Special guest director Matt Cimber.
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TPB: The Warriors
Come out and play with Mike and Mondo Justin as they come to you from the depths of New York City. The guys make podcast history by examining the 1979 Walter Hill classic, The Warriors, with the majority of the film's cast by their side. Not to be missed.
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TPB: Robocop
Mike and Mondo Justin take to the streets of Old Detroit looking for their city's savoir, Robocop. Join us as we talk to some of the folks behind the film in this star-studded spectacular episode.
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TPB: The Art of Dying
Mike and Mondo Justin take a look at the underrated late night cable gem in the rough, THE ART OF DYING This Hollywood Noir twists and turns more than a Coen Brothers film. Little seen, the film was written and directed by its star, the amazing Wings Hauser.
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TPB: Flight to Fury
Monte Hellman joins Mike & Mondo Justin in The Projection Booth to discuss his classic flick Flight to Fury along with his latest directorial effort, Road to Nowhere. They talk about low budget filmmaking and the mystical healing power of Jack Nicholson.
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TPB: Deadbeat at Dawn
Mike and Mondo Justin are joined by a friend and the show's first guest host, Jason Buchanan of All Movie Guide. The threesome discuss this 1988 low-fi masterpiece of film, DEADBEAT AT DAWN.
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TPB: Shock Treatment
You'll find Mike and Mondo Justin in Denton this week, discussing the quasi-sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jim Sharman's 1981 film Shock Treatment. Mike's gearing up for a screening at 92Y in NYC on 5/27/2011 and this show might get you fired up, too...we hope.
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TPB: Freaked
This isn't a podcast, it's an historical event. Mike and Mondo Justin have the totally twisted and hilarious creators of this cult classic on board. Get ready to piss yourself with laughter in this extra special one-of-a-kind reunion special.
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TPB: Head
Can you dig it? It's The Monkees' 1968 movie that confounded critics and perplexed audiences. It's Head. Mike and Mondo Justin talk about the history of Head and discuss its inception and perception.
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TPB: Free Enterprise
Et tu, Brute? Mike stabs Mondo Justin in the back, and breaks his heart as the duo get into a very heated debate over this much beloved William Shatner cult comedy classic.
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TPB: Wacko
Mike and Mondo Justin get wacky with the whacked-out comedy Wacko from Projection Booth favorite Greydon Clark. Plus bonus interview with Zack Carlson of the incredible film book Destroy All Movies!
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TPB: Stripteaser
The film centers around a blind, gun-toting obsessive (Rick Dean) who takes a strip club hostage. Doesn't sound like much does it? Well, a lot of people thought that as the film came to video stores in the mid '90s.
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TPB: Dead Ringer
Mike and Mondo Justin are happy - hysterically so - to talk about the lost Meat Loaf film Dead Ringer. We talk to director Allan Nicholls about Dead Ringer and Nicholls's career, going from rock star to movie star to writer...
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TPB: Red Scorpion
Red Scorpion is the story of Lt. Nikolai Rachenko (this week's special guest, Dolph Lundgren) who is sent out by his Russian government to assassinate an oppressive African revolutionary. Scripted by the notorious Washington D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
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TPB: The Day The Clown Cried
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike and Mondo Justin share their recent find -- a rare copy of the "lost" film, The Day The Clown Cried by Jerry Lewis.
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TPB: Dune
Arrakis... Dune... Desert Planet... Mike and Mondo Justin let the spice flow as they defend the maligned science fiction masterpiece from David Lynch. The director's biggest project to date, Dune managed to tick off Frank Herbert fans and newcomers.
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TPB: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Mike and Mondo Justin sit down with Chris Gore for an interview. The dynamic duo also looks at The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, a classic NYC heist film that has suffered two unnecessary remakes.
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TPB: Abar The First Black Superman
The dynamic duo covers the amazing, bizarre and fun blaxploitation oddity: Abar - The First Black Superman including an interview star Tobar Mayo. Plus: Nerdlebrity Chris Gore on Charlie Sheen and the Lost Cut of Star Wars from Impossibly Funky.
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TPB: The Stunt Man
Mike and Mondo Justin invite you into The Projection Booth as the dynamic duo explores the amazing, and often forgotten 1980 Academy Award nominated action/drama masterpiece: Richard Rush's The Stunt Man. Special Guests: Richard Rush (director) and Steve Railsback (actor).
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