or: That Sounds a lot Better than the Nancy Loomis Crossover Graphic Novel I’m Reading Right Now
Ahoy, maties! This week the Dudes batten down the hatches and try to weather the storm while gushing over John Carpenter’s 1980 throwback horror classic, The Fog.
00:13:35 – Review – The Fog
00:53:20 – Beer Pairing: Puff by Sixpoint Brewery
“Crime” – Sports
00:57:33 – 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!
00:01:51 – Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
00:06:53 – SPOILERS – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
00:43:13 – Beer Pairing: Christmas Bomb! 2017 by Prairie Artisan Ales
or: I Have the Solution to Make Daniel Day-Lewis Happy Again
Peterson Hill returns to The War Bunker to help The Dudes decide a victor in the toughest Civil War Showdown to date! It’s a brutal no-holds-barred brawl that’s been a decade in the making. In one corner, we have There Will Be Blood’s Daniel Plainview armed only with a verbal venom and a barbaric bowling pin. In the other corner, No Country For Old Men’s Anton Chigurh wielding a killer haircut and an oxygen tank… for emphysema or somethin’. Two films enter but only can be named the essentialiest motion picture of 2007 (and perhaps the entire 21st century). Sit back and sip on a stellar stout while Chris, Jacob, and Peterson go to epic lengths to survive this merciless movie matchup.
00:17:37 – Review – There Will Be Blood
00:45:39 – Review – No Country for Old Men
“Wildlife Sculpture” – Generationals
01:25:45 – Civil War Showdown
01:58:59 – Beer Pairing: Yellow Belly by Omnipollo (in collaboration with Buxton Brewery)
“Our Time (2 Shine)” – Generationals
02:05:43 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: Seahorse Ronin
The Dudes discuss John Carpenter’s sophomore effort, Assault on Precinct 13, and one of them seriously considers classifying this cult classic as “Just for Johnny’s Mommy”. Who should you address that hate mail to? LISTEN AND FIND OUT!
00:12:10 – Review – Assault on Precinct 13
01:05:03 – Beer Pairing: Vape Tricks by Prairie Artisan Ales
“The Opolis” – Beau Jennings
01:10:01 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 12
“Tulsa Sound” – Beau Jennings
01:23:41 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: I Didn’t Even Get to Pagina-Man
War Starts at Midnight returns as The Dudes review Noah Baumbach’s latest, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and discuss the shortcomings (and benefits) of Netflix’s “day-and-date” distribution model, compare Adam Sandler to Nicolas Cage, and ponder the outcome of a duel between Vanilla Ice and Mark Twain.
00:08:09 – Review – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
00:24:31 – SPOILERS – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
00:36:36 – Beer Pairing: Highland Scoundrel by 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op
“Pyramids” – Man Man
00:40:37 – Fantasy Movie League Preview – Week 10
“Head On” – Man Man
00:53:04 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: This is the Creepiest Buddy Holly has been Since He was Played by Gary Busey
Buckle up! The Dudes kick this episode into high gear to discuss John Carpenter’s 1983 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a ravenous roadster with a motive for murder. Yup! We’re talking about that candy apple red 1953 Plymouth Fury, Christine, and you better watch what you say, cause she’s real sensitive.
00:10:06 – Review – Christine
01:17:07 – Beer Pairing: Shiner Oktoberfest by Spoetzl Brewery
“Makin’ Excuses” – Mister Heavenly
01:24:26 – Fantasy Movie League Preview – Week 08
“Crazy Love, Vol. III” – Mister Heavenly
01:37:50 – 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
“Catahoula Man” – Generationals
00:53:55 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 05
“Keep it Low” – Generationals
01:10:11 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bomb No. 20
This transmission was recorded 20 years ago on a spaceship blasting through the cosmos and only recently found its way to Earth. It is the private audio diary of two podcasters known as Beardo and Crawdaddy – two intergalactic podcasters with one mission: seek out and discuss every single film in director John Carpenter’s canon. This entry is entitled: “Dark Star,” and appears to be a conversation of the director’s earliest know piece of feature-length filmmaking.
00:11:53 – Review – Dark Star
00:36:54 – Beer Pairing: Lone Star Lager by Lone Star Brewing Company
“Benson Arizona” – Dominik Hauser
00:40:53 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Fall: Week 03
“When Twilight Falls On NGC 891” – Martin Segundo And The Scintilla Strings
00:53:13 – Really Rad Recommendations
Chris and Jacob get in the biggest pickle they’ve ever seen when they pit The Sandlot vs. Stand By Me in a head-to-head Civil War Showdown! Will the ever-quotable baseball flick live on FOR-EV-ER as the essentialiest coming of age summer film of all time? Or will River Phoenix and the legend of Lardass rally to win the pinnate?
00:11:30 – Review – The Sandlot
Rent/Buy: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
00:32:32 – Review – Stand by Me
Stream: Sundance Now | Rent/Buy: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
“America You Look Good“ – Reubens Accomplice
00:57:27 – Civil War Showdown – The Sandlot vs. Stand by Me
01:24:45 – Beer Recommendation: Puff – Double IPA by Sixpoint Brewery
“This Desert“ – Reubens Accomplice
01:28:30 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: Never Trust a Geriatric Youngster Riding a Bicycle
The Dudes critique Carpenter’s cosmic horror flick In The Mouth of Madness! Does the trio get turnt over Carpenter’s insane spectacle? Is the final film in the “Apocalypse Trilogy” a Lovecraftian let-down? Does it even matter what we thought because none of us actually exist and reality is a cruel illusion and we’re all just tiny mites on Cthulhu’s tentacled big toe…find out! *PLUS* Chris continues The Summer of Sours with a crazy complex ale that will either seduce your senses or drive your taste buds completely cuckoo.
Love(craft) The Carpenter Shop? Beam back to our mothership podcast – War Starts At Midnight!
00:04:52 – Review – In the Mouth of Madness
00:12:25 – SPOILERS – In the Mouth of Madness
00:45:21 – Beer Pairing: Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red by DESTIHL Brewery
“Crime” – Sports
00:49:55 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 11
“You Are the Right One” – Sports
01:04:57 – Really Rad Recommendations