January 20, 2017

[Greystoked] The Adventures of Tarzan (1921)

Michael and I are once again joined by his son David as we look at the silent serial edited from an even longer silent serial which marked the final outing of action star Elmo Lincoln as the iconic jungle king. Beards are grown and shorn, dudes are tossed left and right, and lions spring from all around. Check it out here!

January 17, 2017

[Masters of Carpentry] Vampires

It's held up by fans as a recent classic and a return to form for John Carpenter, but we have many thoughts about the badass 90s look at the manly men hired by the Vatican to eradicate all bloodsucking kind. Melissa of Xanadu Cinema Pleasure Dome once again joins us as we cut up some priests, spit out some burgers, and wonder what the deal is with James Woods and his fascination with what causes people to pitch tent. Bonus: there's a sequel starring Jon Bon Jovi! Check it out here!

January 15, 2017

GUEST SPOT! A Reel Education: La Dolce Vita

A Reel Education is a wonderful series introducing people to the classic of cinema, and is co-hosted by Melissa Kaercher, whom you've likely seen me mention in the past for episodes of her other show Xanadu Cinema Pleasure Dome on which I've appeared, and her own guest spots on Masters of Carpentry. As I'd never seen a single film by Federico Fellinni (despite him being a favorite of my dad's), I was invited to sit in on their discussion of La Dolce Vita, his stylish and for some reason beloved 1960 exploration of the vapidity of celebrity. Check it out here!

January 1, 2017

December 26, 2016

[Long Box Carpentry] The Adventures and Chronicles of Snake Plissken

In which the attempt to relaunch Snake as a multi-media franchise kept hitting wall after wall after wall. Here's our look at what few comics made it out, and here's what few glimpses we had at development of an anime and video game.

December 10, 2016

[Greystoked] The Son of Tarzan (1920)

In which, in just our second episode, we reach an epic conclusion to the Tarzan franchise, with torches being passed, a surprisingly captivating romance, and a lead who's actually capable of climbing trees. Check it out here.

November 18, 2016

[Greystoked] Tarzan of the Apes (1918)

In which Tarzan makes his cinematic debut in the existing half of a two-part silent movie. That's right, we're reviewing a quarter of a movie, in which a quarter of that quarter features one of the best child-stars of all time. Check it out here.

November 14, 2016

[Greystoked] Pilot

In which I join forces with Michael May for a podcast exploring the cinematic history of Tarzan. Yes, Tarzan. We get thing started with a pilot exploring our histories with the vine-swinging ape king. Check it out here.

November 6, 2016

[Masters of Carpentry] Escape from LA

In which we choose an unfortunate time to go political as Snake Plissken returns for an attempt to facelift his franchise with surfing, sharks, and Bruce Campbell! Check it out here.

October 2, 2016

[Masters of Carpentry] Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers

Paul Rudd makes his big screen debut in the much maligned mid-90s sequel, and we take a look at both controversial and highly debated cuts in a breakdown which may surprise you. Check it out here.