or: It’s Like Somethin was Wearin James Carville. Like a Suit… a James Carville Suit.
In Part II of this very special War Crimes: Civil War episode, The Dudes pit two essential sci-fi flicks against each other to determine which is essentialier – Alien vs. Aliens! Does Ridley Scott’s atmospheric, outer space spine-tingler scare up the win? Or do the Dudes fall for the oozing machismo and automatic machine guns of James Cameron’s testosterone-drenched shoot ’em up? Only one can win – and remember folks, in space, no one can hear you complain. Game over, man, game over!
In Part I of this very special War Crimes (colon) Civil War episode, the Dudes review two sci-fi essentials – Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens! Marvel as three grown men extrapolate on xenomorphs, space marines and more like the unapologetic fanboys that they are. Also, marvel that somehow Jake lived more than a quarter of a century without seeing either of these movies (…smh). Which one of these essential flicks is essentialier? Stay tuned for Part II to find out! *PLUS* Chris and Jake take a break from new releases to discuss their newest adventure – examining the career of John Carpenter in The Carpenter Shop. It’s gonna’ be Big Trouble In Little Tulsa!
Collider.com’s Adam Chitwood joins Chris & Jacob in the War Bunker for a War Crime review of Rio Bravo. Does the star power and comradery of John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Angie Dickinson hold up after more than 50 years? …Or should this be locked up in the back of the jailhouse and accidentally shot? *PLUS* Chris pairs the film with a beer that’s sweet, but Manly, we read some listener (hate) mail, and Jacob recaps Week 09 of the Fantasy Movie League Spring season.
00:10:27 – Review – Rio Bravo 00:56:02 – Beer Recommendation: Manly by 405 Brewing Company “Ain’t No Grave” – Smokey & The Mirror
01:01:07 – Listener (Hate) Mail
01:04:42 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 09 “All Time High” – Smokey & The Mirror
01:13:24 – Really Rad Recommendations
Wait, Jacob’s never seen Apocalypse Now?! The horror… the horror…
Chris helps Jacob wade deep into the heart of this his cinematic sins to pay penance with a War Crimes review of Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal masterpiece from 1979. But does Apocalypse Now still carry the weight of a 300 pound Brando, or should it be terminated with extreme prejudice?
PLUS! Chris surrenders his stout streak to pair a brighter beer with Coppola’s classic, Jake discloses the details of last week’s Fantasy Movie League dossier, and Chris attempts his best impersonation of Werner Herzog… twice!
00:12:07 – Review – Apocalypse Now 00:27:52 – SPOILERS – Apocalypse Now 00:58:11 – Beer Recommendation: This Machine IPA by Marshall Brewing Company “Panama” – Sports
01:02:23 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 03 “Someone You’d Rather Be Dating” – Sports
01:14:42 – Really Rad Recommendations
The Three Amigos discuss Michael Crichton’s directorial debut, Westworld. PLUS – The Week 06 Fantasy Movie League recap & Chris theorizes that the first film completely written and produced by Artificial Intelligence may be closer than we think.
WAIT – Don’t hit that back button! Maybe you haven’t seen Rules Don’t Apply… and you maybe you haven’t heard of McCabe and Mrs. Miller, but you should definitely listen to this episode. Chris and Jacob discuss exactly why you should seek out both of these Warren Beatty flicks! How do actors like Alden Ehrenreich, Lily Collins, and Matthew Broderick stack up next to Beatty’s take on Howard Hughes in Rules Don’t Apply? Why is John McCabe so convinced everyone he runs into has a turd in their pocket?? Listen and find out! PLUS – the bi-weekly Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League recap and Chris makes not one, but two beer recommendations. This episode’s got more tricks than a monkey on a hundred yards of grapevine!
00:07:12 – Review – Rules Don’t Apply 00:16:33 – SPOILERS – Rules Don’t Apply 00:32:10 – Beer Recommendation: Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale by Rogue Ales “Merry Christmas Baby” – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
00:38:08 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Awards Season Week 02
00:49:03 – Review – McCabe & Mrs. Miller 01:17:55 – Beer Recommendation: Backwoods Bastard (2016) by Founders Brewing Co. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
01:20:54 – Really Rad Recommendations
Join us at Circle Cinema Friday, January 13th & Saturday, January 14th for two special screenings of Michael Crichton’s Westworld! Chris & Hunter will introduce the film both evenings. Tickets are available now.
or: Let’s Give All of Harrison Ford’s Old Roles to Alden Ehrenreich
Chris and Jacob are joined by Kevin Kisling to discuss his War Crime: The Godfather, Part II. Then from one of the best sequels to all of the worst, see what films were nominated for the title of WORST. SEQUEL. EVER. *PLUS* a funky farmhouse beer pairing, round-ups of weeks 08 & 09 of the Fantasy Movie League, and a trio of really rad recommendations. Do us this favor and listen to this episode. Ask your friends in the neighborhood about us; they’ll tell you we know how to return a favor.
00:05:32- Review (SPOILERS) – The Godfather Part II 00:51:56 – Beer Recommendation: ‘MERICA by Prairie Artisan Ales “Gotta Know Better (I’m Crazy)” – Sports
00:55:49 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Weeks 08 & 09
01:05:52 – Special Features – Worst. Sequels. Ever. “Manicure” – Sports
01:31:22 – Really Rad Recommendations
October 31st can only mean one thing… time for a spooky special Short Rounds episode! Jake pays penance for his coldest War Crime – John Carpenter’s The Thing. Do the guys see the human in this film, or is it as cold and alien as creepy crawly head-spider? Grab a flamethrower and handful of dynamite, because there’s a 75% chance at least one of us has been infected by the intruder organism!
Chris & Jake celebrate the memory of Gene Wilder with a special War Crimes review of the buddy comedy Stir Crazy. Chris selects a wild ale that’s sure to pair nicely with anything starring the hilarious Mr. Wilder. In Special Features the dudes host the inaugural Fantasy Film Course Draft – it’s like fantasy football for film buffs! Who drafted the better film history course? It’s up to you to decide! *PLUS* Jake challenges the Midnight Warriors to find an essay topic he can’t relate back to Taxi Driver.
00:08:02 – Review – Stir Crazy Rent: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play 00:38:44 – Beer Recommendation: Amorous by Wicked Weed Brewing “Nobody Could Change Your Mind” – Generationals
00:42:01 – Special Features – Fantasy Film Course Draft “When They Fight, They Fight” – Generationals
01:41:12 – Really Rad Recommendations
Chris and Hunter discuss their collective War CrimeIt’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World with Cajun correspondent Jacob Graves! Chris picks an insanely high-point Southern Stout that’ll make you go “mad” (times 4!). In Special Features, the Dudes discuss what makes a great movie title in (Insert Title Here) – which movie titles do they love, and which do they despise? *PLUS* Fellow Rocky fanboy Jacob Graves gives his take on our inaugural Civil War!
00:08:56 – Review – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 00:35:56 – Beer Recommendation: KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) by Founders Brewing Co. “Calina” – Sam Means
00:40:06 – Intermission
00:45:23 – Special Features – (Insert Title Here) “All I Ever Wanted” – Sam Means
01:10:10 – Really Rad Recommendations