This week we hold a boombox over our heads and it’s playing our love for Cameron Crowe: the feature covers Fast Times At Ridgemont High and Say Anything… Boxing season reaches its penultimate film, Body And Soul. Table Time brings us the joy of Japanese covers of Weezer, and the David Mazzuchelli and Paul Karasik’s adaptation of Paul Auster’s City Of Glass. Question Time dares to ask about Conor’s facial hair, and the smell of summer.

Time Stamps

(00:00) Intro, Cameron Crowe

(22:57) Boxing Pictures Season: Body And Soul

(37:00) Table Time: Weezer and City Of Glass

(51:44) Question Time

Cheerfully Inaccurate

Conor couldn’t remember Paul Karasik’s name when talking about City of Glass, which was a shame because Karasik did incredible work! Luke was confused by Apple terminology…He said Coverflow was the name of that podcast we mentioned, rather than Coverville. (http://coverville.com/ )

Stuff We Mentioned This Week:

Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Say Anything…, American Pie, Less Than Zero, Grosse Point Blank, Bright Lights Big City, The Set-Up

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Japanese Animation gets a shot this week when we feature The Castle Of Cagliostro. The Boxing Season continues with Conor’s favourite so far, The Set-Up. Table Time covers the radio advice show Loveline ( http://www.lovelinestream.com/ )and John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Question Time looks at what actors or directors we’d like to see make a comeback.

Time Stamps

(00:00) Intro, Castle of Cagliostro
(16:19) Boxing Pictures Season: The Set-Up
(34:14) Table Time: Love Line and Cannery Row
(42:55) Question Time

Cheerfully Inaccurate

This week we got nothing wrong!

Stuff We Mentioned This Week:

Section 1:
The Castle Of Cagliostro
Ponyo
Spirited Away
Princess Mononoke
Boogiepop Phantom

Section 2:
The Set-Up
Fat City
The Hammer
Crying Fist

Section 3:
Loveline – http://www.lovelinestream.com/
The Hammer
Cannery Row

Section 4:
Mickey Rourke
Chow Yun Fat
Homeboy

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The two-part special on Roger Corman concludes this week with Targets and Tomb of Ligeia. Our third movie in the boxing season is John Huston’s Fat City. For Table Time we discuss Treme and Sons Of Anarchy. Question Time is particularly exciting because Conor and Luke received a question, and you better believe they answered it.

Time Stamps

(00:00) Intro, Roger Corman, Targets, and Ligeia
(22:10) Boxing Pictures Season: Fat City
(36:08) Table Time: Treme, Sons of Anarchy
(50:01) Question Time

Cheerfully Inaccurate

When Luke said “that really hits the spot, doesn’t it?”

Conor replied “Yes it is,” which is grammatically incorrect. Luke pointed this out with malicious glee after the show.

There is no music before the third section.  We done messed up during the editing!

CLARKE (not Simon) PETERS played Lester Freeman in The Wire.

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This week commences a two-part feature on Roger Corman, starting with Battle Beyond The Stars. The Boxing Season movie is the Hong Kong remake of Somebody Up There Likes Me. Table Time finds the table covered in Meth* (to represent Breaking Bad), Flood by They Might Be Giants and the first episode of the new Doctor Who series.

Question Time this week is a rambling shaggy dog among question times. *Note, there was no actual Meth on the table.

Time Stamps

(00:00) Intro, Roger Corman and Battle Beyond The Stars
(13:19) Boxing Pictures Season: Somebody Up There Likes
(34:09) Table Time: Breaking Bad, Flood by They Might Be Giants, and Doctor Who
(55:27) Question Time

Cheerfully Inaccurate

*Note, there was no actual Meth on the table. On the actual table were Luke’s Macbook which we were using to record, an empty tea mug, a pint of water, and Conor’s battered Nikes.

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For this week’s feature Conor and Luke are wowed and discomfited in equal measures by Alan Pakula’s magnificent The Parallax View. They are moved to man-emotions by Homeboy, the first in the new Boxing Pictures season. For table time, they bring the disingenuous Kick-Ass to the table along with the charming Brütal Legend. Question time sees Conor confronted and forced to finally answer the question “What exactly do you mean, you’re indestructible from the eyebrows up?”

Time Stamps

(00:00) Intro, The Parallax View
(17.50) Boxing Pictures Season: Homeboy
(28:48) Table Time: Kick-Ass and Brütal Legend
(45:50) Question Time

Cheerfully Inaccurate

This week it’s more Cheerfully Insufficient: We never told the listeners who it was at the door. Turns out it was Neil, who brought food. (It was delicious.)

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This week Conor and Luke are very excited about Rio Bravo, Assault on Precinct 13, Orson Welles’ fat suit in Touch of Evil, Aliens hanging out with Vikings, Elmore Leonard TV adaptations, and Conor fails a Voight-Kampff test.

Time Stamps

(00:00) Intro, Rio Bravo and Assault on Precinct 13
(26.52) Film Noir Season: Touch Of Evil
(45:27) Table Time: Justified and Outlander
(56:51) Question Time

Cheerfully Inaccurate

Once again we may dispense with cheerfulness as a tiresome formality due to our total, uncompromising accuracy in all matters.

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We take a look at Sherlock Holmes this week, via The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes and Young Sherlock Holmes. The noir season this week features two-fisted, hard-boiled, punch-you-in-the-face-and-steal-your-cigarettes Where The Sidewalk Ends, by Otto Preminger. Table Time once again sees Conor and Luke bravely venturing out into non-movie areas of pop culture, with Luke talking about the Desktop Dungeons pc game, and Conor talking about the Captain Alatriste series of novels. Question time is short and sharp…

Time Stamps

(00:00) Sherlock Holmes
(34:20) Film Noir Season: Where the Sidewalk Ends
(50:33) Table Time: Desktop Dungeons and the Captain Alatriste series, by Arturo Perez-Reverte
(59:50) Question Time

Show Notes

Desktop Dungeons

Cheerfully Inaccurate

Luke’s favourite ice cream is not in fact pistachio. He was simply panicked when Conor suddenly asked him that question, and said the first flavour he could think of.

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This week we kick ass and take names with a frank and heartfelt discussion of the life, times and films of Jean-Claude Van Damme.  Laura is the latest entry in our film noir season and Table Time sees our first videogame discussion with a quick look at Final Fantasy XIII. Conor also has a word or two to say about the classic television thriller The Prisoner.  Rounding off the latest episode is our usual question and answer section, this week featuring our first ever comment!

Time Stamps

(00:00) Section 1: Jean-Claude Van Damme

(28:17) Section 2: Laura

(43:30) Section 3: Table TIme featuring Final Fantasy XIII and The Prisoner

(57:27) Section 4: Question Time and Listener Comments

Show Notes

An interesting article about JCVD

Cheerfully Inaccurate

This week we are not cheerful as we did not make a single mistake.

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In this third episode we become entranced by the bewitching Lady From Shanghai, chat about Hammer horror’s penchant for cleavage and bring a couple of things like Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland movie and John Connolly’s Book Of Lost Things. Also a historic week, because we have our first listener questions! Listen in delight as we struggle to answer them intelligently.

Time Stamps

Section 1 (00:00) Intro and our feature this week, Hammer films – In particular Dracula (1958) and Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter (1974).

Section 2 (21:43) The Film Noir series continues, and we’ve been watching Lady From Shanghai (1947).

Section 3 (37:59) Table Time – Luke brought the new Tim Burton Alice In Wonderland, and Conor brought John Connolly’s Book Of Lost Things.

Section 4 (51:22) Question Time: this time from an actual listener. Niall asked us a couple of questions, and we did what we could to be dazzling in our responses. We did what we could.

Show Notes

John Connolly’s Book Of Lost Things

Hammer Films

Cheerfully Inaccurate:
We’re not aware of any inaccuracies at this time, but we remain cheerful. Watch this space, as mistakes are unearthed we shall address them…

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In our second episode (controversially titled Episode 1) the Dudebros struggle manfully through Conor’s asthma (Not mentioned in the episode), hunger, and a discussion of terrifying old ladies. We also talk about Robert Aldrich, some stuff we brought to the table, and book to movie adaptations.

Time Stamps

Section 1 (00:00) Intro and our Director in Focus, Robert Aldrich.

Section 2 (25:33) Our film noir series continues with a look at Double Indemnity.

Section 3 (41:50) Table Time with The Martian Chronicles and Vengeance.

Section 4 (51:22) Question Time. This week Luke asked Conor what was his favourite pizza topping, and what happened next was astounding. (Astounding is probably a bit of a strong word.)

Show Notes

Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

Double Indemnity

The Martian Chronicles

Cheerfully Inaccurate

In last week’s Episode, Conor said the end of the classic noir cycle came with Where The Sidewalk Ends, but he was thinking of Touch Of Evil.

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In the pilot episode of the Wireless Express Show, a couple of Dudebros talk their way through Andy Sidaris, film noir, hot new TV shows and the trials of early adulthood.

Time Stamps

Section 1 (00:01) A discussion of trash filmmaker Andy Sidaris in particular his films Hard Ticket to Hawaii and Day of the Warrior.

Section 2 (22:38) The first in a series dealing with film noir, in this episode we introduce some of the hallmarks of noir. Our ‘Film in Focus’ this week is Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep.

Section 3 (37:36) Each week the Dudebros each bring a topic to the table. This week it’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Archer.

Section 4 (48:32) Rounding off the first episode is ‘Question Time’. Conor and Luke deal with some tricky issues including Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, primal fear and Alec Guinness.

Show Notes

Andy Sidaris on DVD

Hard Ticket to Hawaii clip

The Big Sleep on DVD

The Big Sleep read by Elliott Gould

Cheerfully Inaccurate

In what may become a recurring theme on the show, we made a couple of mistakes:

Julie Strain was never married to Ben Edlund, but she was married to Heavy Metal magazine editor Kevin Eastman.

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