Episode 66: A Little Mad and a Little Blu

Episode 66: A Little Mad and a Little Blu

Sergio Mims returns to make everyone aware of some amazing Blu-rays coming out this month. Along with Erik Childress they cover mad scientists, troubled relationships, Steve Martin, re-discoveries from the ‘70s that can’t be made today and “the Citizen Kane of alcoholic clown movies” culminating with an admiration of Bobcat Goldthwait’s directorial career.

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Episode 65: The Dunkirks of Detroit

Episode 65: The Dunkirks of Detroit

This special episode of the podcast re-broadcasts a discussion on WHPK Radio between Erik Childress, Sergio Mims and Collin Souter. During it they disagree over the impact of Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit but unite over Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and going against detractors with questionable arguments about both. Before that though, Erik offers his feelings over the recent events on Charlottesville and reminds us of the one thing we should all be united over – hating Nazis.

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Episode 63: Best Summer Ever (2001 Edition)

Episode 63: Best Summer Ever (2001 Edition)

2001 was the summer of Pearl Harbor, Rush Hour 2 and Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes. Do you remember any good movies from that summer? Erik Childress and Mark Dujsik surely do as they wade through a season where franchises were born, others continued and some died before ever getting started. It may not have been the best summer but this special episode makes the most of it

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Episode 62: A Start To Saluting Women Filmmakers

Episode 62: A Start To Saluting Women Filmmakers

This episode of Movie Madness brings an update to the summer box office where Dunkirk starts strong but Wonder Woman finishes in triumph. Erik Childress guides you through the meaning and importance of those numbers and offers some perspective on the top grade at Cinemascore. Then he is joined by Sergio Mims to talk up titles from Disney, Shout Factory, Warner Archive and a release from Flicker Alley that helped pave the way for women behind the camera.

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Episode 58: The Big, Healthy Streets of Fire

Episode 58: The Big, Healthy Streets of Fire

Sergio Mims returns to run the gamut of Blu-ray releases from a timely thriller from the 1960s to a group of ‘80s titles for adults and cults alike. It all leads up to an appreciation of Walter Hill’s Streets of Fire. Before that though, Erik Childress takes you through the summer box office and how the success of Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big Sick could be a big thing.

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Episode 57: Sofia The Beguiled

Episode 57: Sofia The Beguiled

Sofia Coppola has remade Don Siegel’s 1971 version of The Beguiled in her own image. Is it a fresh feminist take on a harsher male fantasy or has she taken the term neutered to a whole new level? Peter Sobczynski joins Erik Childress to discuss both points of view on this special episode of Movie Madness.

 

0:00:00 – 0:01:14 – Intro

0:01:14 – 1:12:53 – Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled (with Peter Sobczynski)

1:12:53 – 1:15:18 – Blu-rays with Sergio Mims

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Episode 56: Catching That Early Buzz

Episode 56: Catching That Early Buzz

This episode brings us to the midpoint of the summer box office and the news isn’t good for a number of films (and studios.) After that though, Sergio Mims returns to bring everyone more stories and new Blu-rays. He also talks with Erik Childress about how early buzz can affect one’s view of a motion picture ranging from Donnie Darko to La La Land and how occasionally a fresh perspective can alter one’s opinion.

 

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Episode 52: It’s a Dark, Dark Universe

Episode 52: It’s a Dark, Dark Universe

On this episode, Sergio Mims returns to catch everyone up on some of the Blu-rays that may have fallen through the cracks recently. Before that, Erik Childress catches you up on the Wonder Woman phenomenon at the box office, how Universal’s Dark Universe may or may not be in peril and condemns the coverage of A24’s wide release of It Comes At Night when it should be getting praised.

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Episode 49: Me Everyone No One (Linklater, Haynes & Payne)

Episode 49: Me Everyone No One (Linklater, Haynes & Payne)

The founder of the Now Playing Network, Jim Laczkowski, joins Erik Childress to play another round of Me, Everyone, No One where he is faced with making the tough choice on which director is his favorite, whom he will gift to the world and which will be eliminated from our memories forever. Play along as they breakdown each director’s career and a tough choice has to be made.

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Episode 48: We’re Playing With Blu Fire!

Episode 48: We’re Playing With Blu Fire!

Erik Childress is back after producing the 5th Annual Chicago Critics Film Festival to catch you up on how the summer box office is fairing just before Memorial Day weekend. Then he talks with Sergio Mims about releases from Twilight Time, Criterion, Olive, Shout Factory, Universal, Warner Bros. and a particularly special release from Kino for all you Cinemax lovers out there.

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Episode 47: Guardian of the Summer Box Office

Episode 47: Guardian of the Summer Box Office

It’s that time of year again! The 2017 Summer movie season is here and Erik Childress does his annual breakdown of the potential for hits and misses from May to August. 25 films and then some as a full summer preview turns into how one movie studio may have blown a big opportunity for what is destined to be one of the summer’s best movies and could have been one of its biggest surprise hits.

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