Episode 120: Holidays Mean Movies…And Money!

The Holiday Movie Season is upon us so that means one thing – MONEY! Erik Childress and Sergio Mims examine the potential of the final months of 2018 and which films will come out on top? There are sequels, franchises and reimaginings, but will there be a surprise or two – at the top AND at the bottom? They take you through a sometimes impossible season to predict as we get warmed up for the all-encompassing awards season as well.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 119 – Why Can’t Halloween Be Every Month?

Horror dominates the latest Blu-ray round-up with Erik Childress and Sergio Mims. They dig into a number of William Castle productions from Mill Creek and Indicator, a pair of great releases from the ‘80s, a beautiful new edition of one of the classic science fiction films ever and you can find out what really freaks out both of them out from Creepshow and beyond.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 118 – Heretic Of The Exorcist

John Boorman’s Exorcist II has been considered for decades to be one of the worst sequels ever made and by some views one of the worst FILMS ever made. Not so says RogerEbert.com’s Peter Sobczynski who for years has been an ardent defender. He joins Erik Childress on the show to discuss Shout Factory’s new Collector’s Edition as well as its rocky history and The Exorcist series in general. You will also hear William Friedkin tell the story of the first time the film ever screened for the public!

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James Laczkowski
Episode 117 – Horror Or Not To Horror

On what could be considered a bit of a pre-Halloween episode, Erik Childress and Sergio Mims run down a number of new Blu-ray releases ranging from the horror of 9/11 to a less-talked about film with Bill Paxton from 1984. They also get into whether what some consider a new horror classic should be labeled horror at all as well as reevaluate American Psycho in that the more routines change the more they stay the same.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 116 – The 2018 Toronto Film Festival Recap

No fancy names. Just a straight recap of this year’s Toronto Film Festival which Erik Childress has been attending since 2004. A better-than-average fest this year with some genuine surprises and, as always, a few big disappointments. Get the scoop on recent releases like A Star is Born and First Man, David Gordon Green’s Halloween update, the latest from Alfonso Cuaron, Barry Jenkins, Steve McQueen and much more.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 115 – Are These Pipes Clean?

The Movie Madness Podcast returns to its regularly scheduled broadcast getting caught up on the latest in Blu-rays and physical media with Sergio Mims. On this episode they cover an array of Criterion as well as the latest from Indicator and Arrow. They delve into the great new Universal Monsters blu-ray set, why Solo: A Star Wars Story failed at the box office and the bizarre circumstances that led Erik to see the infamous Cabin Boy which definitely has one supporter on this show.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 114 – Remember That Summer?

Erik Childress is joined by David Fowlie for a special episode involving movies about the summertime. We probably all remember where we were during our most memorable seasons but how about the films that best represent that warmest of them? Each of them count down five films that feel like the kind of summers that can be universal to all of us from the past and maybe even the future as well.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 113 – From Blus To 70mm

Erik Childress and Sergio Mims go over their excitement for this year’s crop of films at the annual 70mm Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. But first it’s Blu-ray time as they examine the history of Jack Ryan, go through a number of choice indies you will want to see, bring an 80s political thriller into the present and finally express some love for a Robert Redford heist film and the first starring vehicle for Brandon Lee.

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James Laczkowski