February 27, 2018

[Greystoked] Tarzan Finds a Son (1939)

Professor Alan joins Michael and I as we bring this decade of Tarzan cinema to a close with a look at the film which introduced Boy and almost killed off Jane. Parental rights are debated, beloved characters are shot and speared in the back, Cheetah and Tarzan share inside jokes, an entire family sprints full tilt across the screen, and the mythos of the Greystoke lineage finally makes an appearance in an MGM film. Sort of. Check it out here.

February 19, 2018

[Schumacast] The Wiz

K joins Angie and I for a look at the cult 70s musical The Wiz, loosely adapted from the Broadway hit by screenwriter Joel Schumacher, director Sidney Lumet, and producer and future deridable director Rob Cohen. A great cast shines, immaculate costumes and sets are appreciated, subway stations are screamed at in horror, and PACING. IS. (pause for the dance sequence). EVERYTHING. Check it out here.

January 29, 2018

[Thundarr Road] Attack of the Amazon Women

Michael, David, and I ride to the salt water shores of South Dakota, where the remains of Mount Rushmore have become home to a deposed ground of blue, amphibious, shark-mounted amazon warriors whose kingdom needs to be reclaimed with the help of Thundarr & Co. Costumes are swapped, tentacles shoot lasers, giant spiders show up in air pockets from out of nowhere, Ariel keeps getting sidelined, and Thundarr and Ookla have each others' backs in the most literal of ways. Check it out here.

January 24, 2018

[Greystoked] Tarzan's Revenge (1938)

Michael and I are once again joined by David for a look at producer Sol Lesser's second attempt to spring Tarzan off into a new series of adventure films after MGM's license had reached its end, which failed so badly that Sol had to sell his remaining license to none other than MGM! A new Olympian is cast, swimming is synchronized, and many a tracking shot is panned as Tarzan gets some very non-vengeful revenge. Check it out here.

January 15, 2018

[Schumacast] Car Wash

Some obscure newcomer named JD joins Angie and I as we groove to the disco ensemble comedy hit Car Wash, which was again written by Joel Schumacher. Piss bottles are foiled, musical montages are danced to, days in the life are debated, and Joel still struggles to write realistic romances. Check it out here.

January 5, 2018

[Greystoked] Toofani Tarzan (1937)

At Greystoked, Melissa again joins Michael and I for an odd rarity, Toofani Tarzan (also known by the aromatic title Stormy Tarzan), the first adaptation of the character produced in India which led to a long string of Tarzan films in that country, some official, many not so much. Yet none of them ever adequately explain: what is Dadda? Check it out here.

December 19, 2017

[I Hate/Love Remakes] Mighty Joe Young

Another Lost Episode of I Hate Love/Remakes breaks loose from the cage as Tessa joins Evie and I for a look at Mighty Joe Young, the sorta spiritual spinoff from the makers of King Kong, and its 90s remake from Disney and the director of Tremors. Check it out here.

December 18, 2017

[Made of Fail] The Shannara Chronicles, episodes 16-20

At Made of Fail, I wrap up my episode breakdowns for the second season of Shannara Chronicles, which I sincerely doubt is ever going to have a season 3.

#16 "Crimson"
#17 "Warlock"
#18 "Amberle"
#19 "Wilderun"
#20 "Blood"

November 29, 2017

[Thundarr Road] Buzz Dixon Interview

At Thundarr Road, Michael, David, and I had the honor of chatting with Buzz Dixon about his work on Thundarr the Barbarian, including the unproduced film and sequel series, as well as Mighty Man and Yukk, Superstretch and Microwoman, Mork and Mindy, Little Clowns of Happytown, the legal woes of Filmation, working under Joe Ruby, his friendship with Steve Gerber, meeting Jack Kirby, the major shift of writing talent to Sunbow, and many, many more topics. Seriously, Buzz has long been a writing hero of mine, and it was an absolute treat hearing all of the stories he shared with us here. Check it out here.

November 13, 2017

[Schumacast] Sparkle

At Schumacast, Angie and I look at the 1976 Motown musical drama Sparkle, as well as the 2012 remake. Sparkle was the first screenplay written by Joel Schumacher, with origins going back to his fashion days in New York, and tells the story of three sisters struggling to rise through the ranks of the music industry. Check it out here.