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040 – Catch Me If You Kahn

Scott and Marty skip a groove again, but end up landing comfortably on Madeline Kahn, the Teutonic Tit-willow.  Core Connections: Paper Moon (1973, Dir. Peter Bogdanovich)Blazing Saddles (1974, Dir. Mel Brooks)The Muppet Movie (1979, Dir. James Frawley) Connective Cameos:ClueNixonJudy BerlinMidnight RunSilver StreakThe Darjeeling Ltd.Leon: The ProfessionalRain ManThe Last Picture ShowNational Lampoon’s VacationThe GriftersDr. Strangelove, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the BombAirplane!The GunfighterThe Towering InfernoDjango UnchainedMinionsMuppet Treasure IslandThe Muppet Christmas CarolThe Great Muppet CaperE.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialHoward the DuckEmmet Otter’s Jug Band ChristmasSpaceballsBy the SeaIt’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldPlan 9 From Outer SpaceScarfaceThe Man Who Shot…

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039 – Give My Regards to Broadbent

Scott and Marty use a wide lens to capture a Broad bent in three of Sir Jim’s finest film outings. (NOTE: In 2002, Jim Broadbent actually declined a knighthood. But he’ll always be “Sir” in our hearts!) Core Connections: Bullets Over Broadway (1994, Dir. Woody Allen) Brooklyn (2015, Dir. John Crowley) Brazil (1985, Dir. Terry Gilliam) Connective Cameos: Paddington Hot Fuzz Bridget Jones’s Diary Richard III Time Bandits Goodfellas Broadway Danny Rose Young Frankenstein A Serious Man Mighty Aphrodite Blue Jasmine Hannah and Her Sisters Blow-Up Crooklyn Star Wars: The Last Jedi Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Ex Machina…

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038 – The Mark of Caine

You don’t have to be an expert sleuth to find three excellent films featuring Sir Michael Caine. Even Scott and Marty could do it! Core Connections:Sleuth (1972, Dir. Joseph P. Mankewicz)Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988, Dir. Frank Oz)Youth (2015, Dir. Paolo Sorrentino)  Connective Cameos:Austin Powers in GoldmemberAlfieEvil Under the SunThe GodfatherPsychoGet CarterA Hard Day’s NightRuthless PeopleMy Cousin VinnyBedtime StoryReturn of the JediBroadcast NewsGoodfellasThe Three AmigosThe JerkDead Men Don’t Wear PlaidThe Spanish PrisonerNashvilleCrimes and MisdemeanorsPower of the DogThe Addams FamilyAddams Family ValuesCasablancaThe PianoIntoleranceSliding DoorsBad LieutenantPulp FictionZuluMarathon ManThe Constant GardenerA Mighty WindOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestIt’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldBeing…

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037 – Viva Tiffany’s: A Breakfast of Terrors

Guest star and Hep-Cat Danielle Paradis leads feckless call-boys Marty and Scott on a romp through the beloved 60s (dark?) comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s and… two other… things. Core Connections: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, Dir. Blake Edwards)Viva Zapata! (1952, Dir. Elia Kazan)A Comedy of Terrors (1963, Dir. Jacques Tourneur) Connective Cameos: Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryThe GraduateWest Side StoryTouch of EvilA Streetcar Named DesireCheThe GodfatherThe PatsyRhubarbThe Story of MankindMCasablancaJaws 3DI Am LegendThe Last Man on EarthThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingAcross 110th StreetWhen Harry Met SallyA Star is BornForrest GumpA Mighty WindThe Emoji Movie  Linked…

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036 – Trilogy of 1,000 Spider Baby Corpses

BOO! Or rather, CHEER for Cinematic Omniverse’s Hallowe’en special! SCREAM with joy along with Marty, Scott, and special GHOST – er, guest – Abbey Schwartz! Core Connections:House of 1,000 Corpses (2003, Dir. Rob Zombie)Spider Baby (1967, Dir. Jack Hill)Trilogy of Terror (1975, Dir. Dan Curtis)  Connective Cameos:A Clockwork OrangeBeetlejuicePoltergeistThe Texas Chainsaw MassacreThe RingFriday the 13th The Rocky Horror Picture ShowEd WoodPlan 9 From Outer SpaceThe AristocratsClerksScreamThe MunstersNight of the HunterThe GolemLord of the RingsDjango UnchainedNashvilleVertigoDr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombBatmanThe HangoverArachnophobiaThe PatsyThe Addams FamilyFoxy BrownThe Fear ChamberSwitchblade SisterThe Snake PeoplePolice AcademyThe ExorcistThe ShiningChild’s PlayHouse…

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035 – Dunst Stop Believin’

Kirsten Dunst: Permanently prepubescent bloodsucker, or time-hopping beauty queen?Also in this ep: Scott and Marty deliver their Box Office Gold and Box Office Poison pitches! Core Connections: Interview with the Vampire (1994, Dir. Neil Jordan)Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999, Dir. Michael Patrick Jann)The Power of the Dog (2021, Dir. Jane Campion)  Connective Cameos: Bram Stoker’s DraculaNosferatuDraculaWhat We Do in the ShadowsLegends of the FallTrue RomanceThe Addams FamilyThe Iceman ComethThe Tree of LifeBeing John MalkovichRashomonFight ClubBonfire of the VanitiesNew York StoriesPlan Nine from Outer SpaceFargoThe PianoCity Slickers1917The HobbitDoctor Strange12 Years a SlaveWar HorseSpider-Man1984BatmanAustin Powers: International Man of MysteryAustin Powers: The Spy Who…

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034 – A Robert Ryan Runs Through It

Film frontiersmen Scott & Marty can spot the most character-istic of character actors — and even in a room full of Roberts, it’s Ryan every time. Core Connections: Crossfire (1974, Dir. Edward Dmytryk) Bad Day at Black Rock (1955, Dir. John Sturges) The Iceman Cometh (1973, Dir. John Frankenheimer) Connective Cameos: Act of Violence Rashomon It’s A Wonderful Life It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans The Great Escape Gunfight at the OK Corral The Magnificent Seven Marty Back to the Future Die Hard The Princess Bride Idle Hands Greed Leaving Las Vegas…

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032 – A Tobolowsky Trifecta

Movie mavens Scott and Marty enter the (Radio)head of Stephen Tobolowsky, a character actor you’ll never forget… unless you have anterograde amnesia, that is. Have we already had this conversation? Core Connections: Mississippi Burning (1988, Dir. Alan Parker) The Grifters (1990, Dir. Stephen Frears) Memento (2000, Dir. Christopher Nolan) Connective Cameos: The Patsy Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Groundhog Day Spaceballs True Stories Monty Python’s Life of Brian Pink Floyd’s The Wall Child’s Play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Nashville The Big Easy The Visitor aka Stridulum Goodfellas Saw Super Mario Bros Dark City Labyrinth The Dark…

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031 – Looking for Snub (In all the Wrong Places)

In their most audacious act of interconnectedness yet, Marty and Scott travel from the Silent Age to the cusp of New Hollywood, on the trail of the moustachioed “Snub” Pollard. Core Connections: By the Sea (1915, Dir. Charlie Chaplin) Billy Blaze, Esq. (1919, Dir. Hal Roach) It’s a Gift (1923, Dir. Hugh Fay) Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Dir. Gene Kelly) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, Dir. John Ford) Connective Cameos: Casablanca Last Night in Soho Scarface Intolerance Safety Last Red River It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Goodfellas A Hard Day’s Night Monty Python’s Life of…

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