Episode 70: What Is It Good For?

Sergio Mims rejoins the podcast to catch everyone up to date on the latest in Blu-rays. We talk enthusiastically about two of the best documentaries of the year and debate a slew of Sundance titles now available from Lionsgate. There’s also a great Halloween title you must check out and Erik Childress may have figured out, at long last, why he just isn’t that big of a Beatles fan.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 69: Best Summer Ever (1984 Edition)

The Movie Madness Podcast returns with another edition of the Best Summer Ever. RogerEbert.com’s Peter Sobczynski returns to take us through a mutually-treasured summer involving ghosts, gremlins, video games, buckaroos and some unique movie musicals. Peter and Erik Childress countdown their ten favorite films of the summer and share some lasting memories as well.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 68: To Maurice From Warp-O-Scope

Sergio Mims is back to talk about the latest releases on Blu-ray with Erik Childress. Together they discuss Jerry Lewis, Elizabeth Taylor’s speech patterns, and how Kurt Russell makes everything better. Not to mention their disdain for Alien: Covenant, a weird production known as Dracula in Vegas and the process known as Warp-O-Scope.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 67: Guardians of the Guardians – Vol. 2

One of the biggest hits of the summer and year, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is now available on home video. Comic book expert Erik Laws re-joins Erik Childress to catch up on a conversation they missed upon release. Take a listen and see how each of their perceptions of the first film reflect upon their thoughts of the sequel.

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James Laczkowski
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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James Laczkowski
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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James Laczkowski
Episode 64: Tough Guys – Then & Now

Rarely does the regular Blu-ray visit from “the walking Wikipedia of film knowledge” Sergio Mims produce a theme, but we couldn’t help notice a bit of one in this episode. Come listen to stories about Peter Sellers, Lionel Stander and James Garner. Sergio & Erik have fun breaking down the exasperated aura of John Wick and how Life finds a way to be cruel.

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James Laczkowski
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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James Laczkowski