or: Through the Wes Anderson Prism
This week The Dudes break out of the nut house to embark on a fulfilling life of petty crime.
00:07:40 – Review – Bottle Rocket
01L13:48 – Beer Pairing: Mostly Harmless by Eureka Heights Brew Co
“Dairy Queen” – Beau Jennings and the Tigers
01:19:33 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: Shock-a-locka-do, Old Timer!
The Dudes kick off the inogural episode of The Magnificent Andersons with a discussion of Paul Thomas Anderson’s first feature – Hard Eight.
00:10:14 – Hard Eight
01:09:00 – Beer Pairing: Oak-Aged Maple Pecan Porter Reserve by 903 Brewers
“A List of the Virtues” – Generationals
01:13:52 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: Patriotic Pornography
The crew adds a new member to the team, and Chris from the Casual Cinecast podcast joins the dudes (’cause we’re gonna need as much manpower as we can get) to discuss one of the most divisive films ever added to the Criterion Collection – Michael Bay’s Armageddon!
00:06:40 – Review – Armageddon
01:02:41 – Beer Pairing: DKML by Founders Brewing Co.
“You’re Still the One (Live)” – Ben Rector
01:08:27 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: Sleep Tight, Sugar
It’s the end of an era! Chris & Jake wrap up their epic journey into John Carpenter’s colossal canon with a surprising little gem. PLUS! We’ve got a big announcement for the next War Starts at Midnight limited series.
00:08:18 – Review – The Ward
00:50:23 – Beer Pairing: Wake Up Dead Nitro by Left Hand Brewing Company
“Drive” – Ben Rector
00:56:53 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: Something, Something, Megazord
Jacob & Chris drill deeper into the core of John Carpenter’s filmography to discuss The Master’s penultimate film.
00:02:15 – Review – Ghosts of Mars
00:50:30 – Beer Pairing: Karbachtoberfest by Karbach Brewing Co
“What Kind of World Are You Living In?” – Dragon Inn 3
00:55:31 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: I Can’t Believe Luke Didn’t Kill All of the Bad Guys With a Light-Sword for Three Hours
Surprise! While conducting some much-needed post-holiday-hibernation housekeeping, we found this entire long-lost review of
Space Bear Star Wars: The Last Jedi. By now, you’ve already heard every hot take imaginable for this film – but where are all of the cinephile nerds diving into the relationships between The Last Jedi and the late work of John Ford and Akira Kurosawa? Right here, of course!
00:03:21 – Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
00:07:49 – SPOILERS – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
00:44:43 – Beer Pairing: Christmas Bomb! 2017 by Prairie Artisan Ales
or: A Brief Introduction to All of the John Carpenter Lagniappe We Have to Offer
It’s finally here! A brand new Halloween film … and more importantly – a brand new John Carpenter score! The Dudes review David Gordon Green’s Halloween (the direct sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween that has absolutely nothing to do with Rob Zombie’s Halloween), play Score the Score, and somehow find a way to connect The Lego Batman Movie to Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. PLUS Chris pairs this stylish slasher with a dark and boozy beer doubles down on the sweetness and bite.
00:05:32 – Review – Halloween (2018)
00:16:42 – SPOILERS – Halloween (2018)
00:49:46 – Beer Pairing: Curmudgeon’s Better Half by Founders Brewing Co.
“Backstabber” – Dragon Inn 3
00:55:28 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: All the parents are goin’ away.
All the teenagers are babysittin’.
And all the former child murders are murderin’.
We’ve reached the end of an era. With this episode, we can no longer endlessly taunt Jake for one of the most shameful cinematic sins ever confessed on the War Starts at Midnight and The Carpenter Shop, because today Jake finally watched John Carpenter’s Halloween! Listen as we analyze this indie horror juggernaut, discuss the what does (or doesn’t) make The Master of Horror a certified auteur and debate who would win in a fight to the death between R.J. MacReady and The Shape (aka Michael Myers.)
00:03:39 – Review – Halloween
Clash of the Carpenter – VOTE: Reigning Champion R.J. MacReady vs. The Shape (Michael Myers)
00:49:34 – Beer Pairing: Oktoberfest by Saint Arnold Brewing Company
“Keep it Low” – Generationals
01:10:11 – Really Rad Recommendations
Jacob & Chris hunt down the final movie in John Carpenter’s rocky 90s filmography and find out if it’s a hidden gem or a plague on the entire Carpenter Canon. With a name like Vampires, this has gotta be right in The Master of Horror’s wheelhouse, right?
00:02:56 – Review – John Carpenter’s Vampires
00:48:00 – Beer Pairing: Steel Reserve 211 High Gravity Lager by The Steel Brewing Company (aka Miller)
“Days Alone” – Generationals
00:53:30 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: Come on, Garry!
The Dudes discuss yet another horror remake by John Carpenter …but is it another hidden gem buried deep in The Master’s 90s filmography? Or are we left wondering why exactly John Carpenter’s name rests above the title?
00:03:02 – Review – Village of the Damned
00:40:58 – Beer Pairing: Golden One by Anthem Brewing Co.
“Club Sauce” – Dragon Inn 3
00:44:34 – Really Rad Recommendations