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Welcome to Cult Classic Callback, the podcast about classic movies and TV that hosts Linsae and Aaron haven't seen, but their guests have. The question is, are their beloved shows still relevant? Find us on Twitter @CultClassicPod Find us on Instagram @CultClassicCallbackLinsae Find us on Facebook @CultClassicCallback Find more episodes at cultclassiccallback.com
 
Every Best Picture nominee of the 21st century. Join Mike and Brian as they reevaluate the films and Academy Awards of the past, talk trivia and top fives, and address the big question: "Would you keep or kick the Academy's picks for Best Picture?" All that and more on Best Picture This -- where it's always Oscar season!
 
Every week, it's fun and games and all-things-horror: Killer Interviews, Current Events, and Dirty-Little "behind the scenes” secrets of your favorite films. Exclusive interviews with actors, directors, super fans and anyone else we can get our hands on! Weekly contests, challenges and trivia give interactive listeners the chance to win "Horror Freak Of The Week" and get FREE GEAR and be invited to be a GUEST on future shows. All you Horror Freaks have to do is sit back and relax while you e ...
 
You know that obscure movie that your best friend loves and talks about constantly despite the fact that you have never seen it? Well it's time to watch THOSE movies. Chad Peter and Mark Heiliger are not just film fanatics but industry professionals. Every week they sit down and dive into a talkie that one of them is sharing with the other. The types of movies that stick with you regardless if its in a good way or not! The Hell With This is part of the Dragon Wagon Radio Podcast Network http ...
 
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Mixing drama with documentary, and live-action with animation, "American Splendor" (2003), directed by Shari Springer and Robert Pulcini, feels much more inspired by the art and attitude of comic book writer Harvey Pekar than by his actual life. And that's a good thing. In this episode, Mike and Brian dig into the biopic subgenre, talk Paul Giamatt…
 
Episode 27 - Joey Clift Joey Clift can be found on Twitter @joeytainment, on Instagram @joeycliiiiiift and on his website. Find us on Twitter @CultClassicPod Find us on Instagram @CultClassicCallbackLinsae Find us on Facebook @CultClassicCallback Find more episodes at boardsalivepodcast.com/category/cult-classic-callback Theme song "Ghost Run" by J…
 
The Wachowski's sequel to "The Matrix" was a box office smash, but reactions were decidedly mixed. Even many critics who reviewed the film positively included qualifiers about its geekiness, special effects and religious iconography. So what do we think nearly 20 years later? In this episode, Mike and Brian set out on a hero's journey of their own …
 
A horror movie being nominated for Best Picture? Yeah, right. In spite of the Academy's long-running resentment of the genre, however, director Danny Boyle's don't-call-it-a-zombie movie is undoubtably one of the most important films of 2003, making way for a wave of low-budget horror films and reinvigorating the zombie subgenre. In this episode, M…
 
Everyone is turning colors in this week's Patron's Choice bonus episode, on 1998's "Pleasantville," directed by Gary Ross. Mike and Brian talk repression and opression, best moments, trivia, and then compare "Pleasantville" to Ross' follow-up, the Best Picture-nominated "Seabiscuit." www.bestpicturethis.com Thanks to Maddie for putting this movie o…
 
Charlize Theron won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in director Patty Jenkins "Monster." But maybe most interesting about the movie is how Jenkins manipulates our sympathies, constantly threading the needle between compassion and condemnation. In this episode, Mike and Brian explore how Jenkins uses contradictions to crea…
 
This week it's a Snowbeast Miracle. We had the pleasure of sitting down with director Brian Brough, and discussing his journey with Snowbeast, his career and what he’s up to now. Sam and I also reflect upon our feelings towards Snowbeast 30 episodes later, and we end it all with the full length original Snowbeast episode because you just can’t have…
 
Tobey Maguire was riding high after starring in 1999 Best Picture nominee "The Cider House Rules" and playing Peter Parker in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man," and now he's jockeying for another Oscar in director Gary Ross's horse racing drama, "Seabiscuit." In this episode, Mike and Brian talk underdog movies, the power of efficient editing, trivia and wh…
 
Episode 26 - Tony Cliff Tony Cliff can be found on Twitter @TangoCharlie, and on his website. Find us on Twitter @CultClassicPod Find us on Instagram @CultClassicCallbackLinsae Find us on Facebook @CultClassicCallback Find more episodes at boardsalivepodcast.com/category/cult-classic-callback Theme song "Ghost Run" by Jean-Marc Giffin @JeanOfmArc…
 
Welcome to another episode of The Morality Hour, with Mike and Brian! Director Clint Eastwood's complex exploration of violence and justice in 2003's "Mystic River" invites the viewer down a rabbit hole of moral gray area, and Mike and Brian take the bait. They debate the "message" behind this six-time Academy Award nominee, which won Sean Penn and…
 
Like most genre movies, comedies tend to get little love during award season, and the subject of this week's Patron's Choice bonus episode -- "Drowning Mona" (2000) -- is no different, boasting 0 nominations and a measly 29% on Rotten Tomatoes. But what does that really mean for these movies, especially when a negative critical consensus clashes wi…
 
Director Sophia Coppola's sophomore release, the moody "Lost in Translation," starring Bill Murray, is a rumination on ennui. But it's funny. And it's romantic. So it's a rom-com ... right? In this episode, Mike and Brian explore the choices that make this movie so hard to categorize. They question what can be learned from the empathy we extend to …
 
Critics loved director Richard Linklater's "The School of Rock," showering it and its star, Jack Black, with praise. It scored a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. One critic called it "uncut bliss." Yet, it was nominated for 0 Oscars. In this episode, Mike and Brian question whether a "light" comedy could ever win an Academy Award and debate the value of fun…
 
Episode 25 - Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton can be found on Twitter @KirkHamilton, on Instagram @Kirk_Hamilton, on his website kirkhamilton.com, on the Triple Click podcast, and on the Strong Songs podcast. Find us on Twitter @CultClassicPod Find us on Instagram @CultClassicCallbackLinsae Find us on Facebook @CultClassicCallback Find more episodes at …
 
Once ranked the 13th best movie of all time by the AFI, director David Lean's "The Bridge on the River Kwai" won seven of its eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, in 1957. In this bonus episode, Mike and Brian discuss the effect that the "classic" label has on how we consume older movies, talk cultural representation in post-WWI…
 
The 2003 retrospective series kicks off with director Peter Weir's 10-time Oscar nominee "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," starring Russell Crowe. Mike and Brian break down the movie's best moments, deliver Golden Takes, argue about the value of beetle-handling on film and decide whether to keep or kick this Academy Award winner (c…
 
Come one come all to the Shining Sea Aquarium. A place of magic and wonder for all ages. I'm sorry, I read the wrong copy. A place of horror and off-camera deaths for all 125 minutes. We journey into the newest release from The Asylum and experience a bromance for the ages, reanimated wildlife, a crab battle, unexpected starfish, a ceiling escape, …
 
We're back! Did we miss anything? Mark and Chad are right back into the thick of it, putting the 1981 road movie "Road Games" under the spotlight for a quick look. The boys catch up, talk life, and discuss this week's film (which Chad has never heard of, until now). Welcome back! Performers of note: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Franklin. …
 
Made on a shoestring budget, the debut feature from director/writer/actor Zach Braff connected with audiences in a profound way in 2004. But do its concerns ring as loudly almost two decades later? In this bonus episode, Mike and Brian take a fresh look at "Garden State," costarring Natalie Portman, whose character is often cited as a founding exam…
 
This week Sam is out sick and Brett fills in to discuss the 2001 sci-fi prison snake horror science movie Boa. You got your Dean Cain. You got your Mark Sheppard. You got martial problems. You got cold snakes and blind runway landings. You want some inter-corporation departmental conflict, you got it. You like your science debatable, we got you cov…
 
What was the best movie of 2002? In this miniseries finale episode, Mike and Brian recap the year that was, rank the Academy's picks for Best Picture, kick the ones that don't belong and discuss their personal top 5s. Plus, trivia, Golden Takes and a tribute to Dermot Mulroney. www.bestpicturethis.com Want to curate a future episode? BECOME A PATRO…
 
After making two ensemble-casted epics about disease and downward spirals ("Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia"), director Paul Thomas Anderson turned left. The result: a colorful, cosmic romance starring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson, one which he describes as a story about "finding your music." In this episode, Mike and Brian explore PTA's career and b…
 
What makes a masterpiece? Mike is joined in studio this episode by special guest co-host Joey Santos (Ask Flagler), to break down director Martin Scorsese's 2002 American immigration-revenge-crime-history (phew) epic, "Gangs of New York," starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio, which earned a whopping 10 Academy Award nominations, includin…
 
Is horror the perfect genre for sneaking deep, adult themes into movies that feel light and popcorn-y? In this bonus episode, Mike and Brian revisit David Cronenberg's 1986 body horror classic, "The Fly," which was chosen by patron Chris from Tampa. They dive into the film's best moments, explore what (aside from the Oscar-winning make up) makes th…
 
Episode 24 - Isaac Vega Isaac Vega can be found on Twitter @IsaacOnEarth, on Instagram @isaaconearth, on the Kickstarter for Keystone: North America, and at Rose Gauntlet Entertainment. Find us on Twitter @CultClassicPod Find us on Instagram @CultClassicCallbackLinsae Find us on Facebook @CultClassicCallback Find more episodes at boardsalivepodcast…
 
The Oscars love Holocaust movies — so what does that tell us about how we consume historical dramas? Is it possible to separate the art from the artist? And how does violence/obscenity in movies dull — or sharpen — our life experience? Mike and Brian's conversation veers into unexpected places this episode, in exploring director Roman Polanski's "T…
 
We welcome Brett back on this episode. We dive into the world of APEs, unnecessary helicopter chases, breakfast beers, car accident fights, a KFC imposter, George Kennedy continuing to owe someone favors, green blood, a drive-in shootout, the longest horse chase ever filmed, and god so many other things. Brett watched the trailer and said he was go…
 
Do musicals have the power to spark intellectual revelations? Is that even their aim? Mike and Brian wrestle with the genre by exploring the impact of director Rob Marshall's debut, "Chicago," which won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2002 and stars Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones and John C. Reilly. They discuss the Oscar…
 
Director Sam Raimi, who launched his career with low-budget splatter horror films, brings a sense of campy enthusiasm to 2002's "Spider-Man," starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker. But does that style elevate or cheapen the film's comic book aesthetic? In this bonus episode, Mike and Brian dive into the movie's best moments, talk trivia and debate…
 
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