Outside the Cinema
We feature films running the gamut from Horror to Exploitation to Noir and Martial Arts and back. You know that random video you got on VHS from some random mom and pop video store when you were 12? Yeah, we covered it. So sit back and enjoy the OTC ride.
Direct download: Episode_850_Mike_Basset_Skyman_English_Manager.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:54am EDT

Without Warning is a 1994 made-for-TV movie that presents a fictional news coverage of a series of meteorite strikes around the world. The film follows the events as they unfold, with reporters and scientists trying to make sense of the situation. The story raises questions about the existence of extraterrestrial life and the moral dilemmas that arise when faced with a potential threat. The film keeps viewers engaged by revealing information gradually and creating a sense of mystery. The finale of the film delivers a thought-provoking conclusion. Overall, Without Warning is a compelling and well-executed example of analog horror. The conversation covers the movie 'Without Warning' and the anthology film 'Creepypasta Death Net'. In 'Without Warning', the hosts discuss the lack of clarity regarding the purpose of the alien meteorites in the movie. They also mention other films with similar alien invasion themes. In 'Creepypasta Death Net', they critique the weak writing and execution of the anthology's stories. They highlight one particular story about a cursed poster that they found frustrating and poorly done. In this conversation, Bill and Prof. Christopher Bricklemyer discuss the movie 'Creepypasta Death Net' and the Lone Wolf and Cub film series. They critique the writing, acting, and overall execution of 'Creepypasta Death Net,' expressing disappointment with its lack of development and plot points. They also discuss the potential of the creepypasta genre and suggest alternative approaches to creating a more engaging anthology. They then transition to reviewing the Lone Wolf and Cub film series, praising its craftsmanship, storytelling, and impact on popular culture. They discuss the characters, plot, and performances in the first installment, 'Sword of Vengeance,' and express excitement for the rest of the series. Finally, they review two other films, 'Special Bulletin' and 'Without Warning,' highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.

Direct download: Episode_849_Without_Creepypasta_Warning_Deathweb.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_848_Without_Special_Warning_Bulletin.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_845_The_Efficiency_Death_Expert_in_Brunswick.mp3
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The conversation covers a range of topics including personal updates, mental health, family dynamics, video games, and movie reviews. It delves into the host's experiences with anxiety, medication, and family relationships, as well as their children's activities and interests. The discussion also includes a review of the movie 'Skullduggery' and the anticipation of a boxing match between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul. The conversation covers two movies, 'Skullduggery' and 'The Last Movie Star,' both starring Burt Reynolds. 'Skullduggery' is a 1970 film with a plot involving adventure, deception, and a courtroom drama. 'The Last Movie Star' is about an aging movie star coming to terms with his past and present. The conversation delves into the themes, characters, and overall impact of both films. The conversation covers a review of the movie 'The Last Movie Star', a discussion of the 'Wrong Turn' series, and a review of the movie 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga'. The hosts share their thoughts on the characters, plot, and overall impact of the movies, providing insights and critiques.

Direct download: Episode_844_In_Burt_we_Trust.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_843_Story_of_a_Spider_Junke_Labryinth.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_842_Hard_to_be_Brian_and_Chrarles_God.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_841_The_Drive_In_Majorettes_Massacre.mp3
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n this conversation, Bill and Professor Christopher Bricklemyer discuss the movie 'Chameleon Street' and the real-life con artist it is based on. They explore the themes of deception, narcissism, and the consequences of living a life of lies. They also discuss the charm and intelligence of the main character and how he could have succeeded if he had chosen a legitimate path. The conversation touches on the challenges of maintaining multiple identities and the mistakes that ultimately lead to his downfall. In this part of the conversation, Bill and Professor Christopher Bricklemyer discuss the themes and flaws of the film 'Chameleon Street'. They explore the protagonist's constant search for the next best thing and his lack of satisfaction with his life. They also discuss the film's fast-paced narrative and jumbled storytelling. The conversation then transitions to the film 'Buzzard', where they discuss the main character's petty criminal activities and his lack of ambition. They highlight the film's satirical portrayal of workplace frustrations and the protagonist's foolish schemes. Overall, they have mixed opinions about both films. In this final part of the conversation, Bill and Chris discuss the movie 'Buzzard' and give their recommendations and grades. They then review the movie 'Sorority House Massacre Part 3' and share their thoughts on its quality. Finally, they discuss the Patreon picks 'Disturbing Behavior' and 'Cruel Intentions 2' and give their opinions on these films. They also briefly mention the South African film 'Boy Kills World' and its unique style and humor. The conversation ends with a reminder to join the Patreon and follow them on social media.

Direct download: Episode_840_Chamelon_Buzzard_Street.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_839_Cruel_Disturbing_Intetions_Behavior_2.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_837_The_Killer_Messiah_is_one_of_Evil_13.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_836_Whistle_and_Threads_will_Come_to_You.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_835_Killer_Death_Tunnel_Spa_Workout_Vision_.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_834_Dying_Cocaine_Day_War.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_833_The_Sect_Editor.mp3
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In this episode, Bill and Doctor Professor Bricklemyer discuss two movies: Dream Demon and Maniac Killer. They also talk about their kids' activities and upcoming hiatus. Dream Demon is a film that explores the theme of dreams and hauntings, taking inspiration from Nightmare on Elm Street. However, the execution falls short, leaving the audience unsure of what is haunting the protagonist. The lack of clarity extends to the role of the press in the story, as they are presented as potential villains but are not fully developed. The inconsistent character designs, particularly in the portrayal of the main antagonist, further detract from the film's effectiveness. The identity confusion between the young girl and the adult protagonist adds to the overall lack of coherence in the storytelling. Despite these flaws, the film showcases impressive practical effects, particularly in a memorable scene involving a silicone ear. Overall, Dream Demon receives a mediocre assessment due to its weak storytelling and lack of a clear narrative. In this conversation, Bill and Doctor Professor Bricklemyer review the films 'Manic Maniac Killer,'' They discuss the plot, characters, and inconsistencies in 'Manic Maniac Killer,' highlighting its Italian trash charm. They give their grades and recommendations for each film.

Takeaways

  • Dream Demon and Maniac Killer are two movies discussed in this episode.
  • The hosts share updates on their kids' activities and achievements.
  • The British press is criticized for its invasive and sensationalist approach.
  • The dream sequences in Dream Demon are intentionally ambiguous, keeping the audience guessing. Dream Demon fails to effectively execute its exploration of dreams and hauntings, leaving the audience confused about the nature of the haunting.
  • The role of the press in the story is underdeveloped, resulting in a lack of a clear antagonist.
  • The inconsistent character designs, particularly in the portrayal of the main antagonist, detract from the film's effectiveness.
  • The identity confusion between the young girl and the adult protagonist adds to the overall lack of coherence in the storytelling.
  • Despite its flaws, Dream Demon showcases impressive practical effects, particularly in a memorable scene involving a silicone ear.
Direct download: Episode_832_Dream_Maniac_Demon_Killer_.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:20am EDT

In this episode of Outside the Cinema, Bill and Chris review the movies Blue Thunder and Lisa and the Devil. They discuss the weather and the start of baseball season. They also talk about the director John Badham and his filmography. The conversation touches on the low-key racism and sexism in Blue Thunder. The plot of the movie is summarized, and the technology used in the film, including the microphones. They also discuss the plot, the real stunts and action sequences, and the memorable 80s score.  In Lisa and the Devil, they talk about the confusing plot and the dream-like atmosphere. They highlight the failures of the screenplay in creating a cohesive and interesting story. The hosts discuss the visual style of Mario Bava and the lack of story in 'Lisa and the Devil'. 

Takeaways

  • The director John Badham has directed several notable films, including Saturday Night Fever and War Games.
  • Blue Thunder is a prototypical eighties action movie, with a focus on technology and a cool helicopter.
  • The movie features low-key racism and sexism, which was common in films of that era.
  • The microphones used in the film are not realistic, but they serve the purpose of the story.
  • Blue Thunder is an entertaining film that showcases the talent of the director and the actors.
Direct download: Episode_831_Blue_Lisa_and_the_Thunder_Devil.mp3
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In this episode, Bill and Doctor Professor Bricklemyer discuss their week and Doctor Professor Bricklemyer's project of modifying his proton pack. They also thank their Patreon members for their support. The main topic of discussion is the movie 'Would You Rather', a 2012 film about a deadly game where participants must make difficult choices. In the movie 'Would You Rather,' a group of people are invited to a dinner party where they are forced to participate in a deadly game. The guests must choose between performing horrific tasks or facing dire consequences. As the game progresses, tensions rise and the true nature of the host is revealed. In the end, the surviving guest is left with a cruel twist of fate. The conversation discusses the racist and misogynistic themes in the film, as well as the unique and cheesy sci-fi outfits. The lack of safety precautions and the time travel element are also highlighted. The set building and lack of labels and writing are criticized, but the film is ultimately described as innocent and harmless. The positive aspects of the film, such as the sincerity of the actors, are acknowledged. The second half of the film is deemed boring, and the abrupt ending is mentioned.

Direct download: Episode_830_Would_Star_Pilot_Rather.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_829_30_Days_of_Skateboard_Night.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25am EDT

Season 15 Finale! Bill and Chris reveal their lists of the best and worst films reviewed on the show in the last year. 

Direct download: Episode_827_Best_and_Worst_Films_of_Season_15.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_826_Extraterrestrial_Alien_Abduction.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_825_Starry_Honeymoon_Eyes.mp3
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Sorry for the delay in posting this week it has been crazy but here we are starting to look at Films from 2014 abd for some reason we decided to start with The Den and Girl House. So bust a nut and take a listen.

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Direct download: Episopde_822_Top_Ten_Films_of_2023.mp3
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