Merry Christmas! This week Kayla returns to join the Garvi and Brett in a discussion about the feel good holiday family classic, Silent Night, Deadly Night from 1984. This was the controversial slasher film with a murderous Santa Claus wrecking havoc on a small town at Christmas.
The crew also looks at the new releases on home video and the large number of theatrical openings. Plus they discuss the Christmas film that they have to watch every year.
Enjoy our seasonal episode and from all of us at Cinema Toast Crunch, Garvis 2, Garvis 3, Kayla, Shawn, Jeff, and Brett, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Glorious Eid, and a Festive Festivus to each and every one of our listeners whatever your particular celebration of choice may be.
The Garvi and Brett are back this week with a look at the 80's classic Blue Velvet from David Lynch. This is Garvis 3's first exposure to the real world of David Lynch and a chance for a much needed revisit by Garvis 2, who hadn't watched the film since it first came out on home video.
Awards season has kicked off and the CTC trio talk the Critics' Choice awards, the Golden Globe nominees, and the just announced Screen Actors' Guild nominees. Who looks to be the front runner for these awards and possible Oscar contention?
Finally we have our weekly look at what's new on home video and in theaters. It's another packed episode for your listening pleasure.
James Bond meets Indiana Jones... sort of, this week the CTC crew watches 2011's Cowboys & Aliens from director Jon Favreau. This tale of the wild west confronted by beings from outer space brought differing opinions from our trio. We also look at new releases for home video and coming to theaters.
The crew is back with a discussion of 2001's Enemy at the Gates from Jean-Jacques Annaud. This is a war film told from a very human perspective and like last week's Battleship Potemkin, putting us in the position of cheering for a Russian hero.
New releases are a lot slimmer this week, but Brett fills us in on Pete's Dragon and Don't Breathe (both making their home video debut) while Garvis 2 talks a bit about Sacrifice! out on Blu-ray from Rarovideo this week.
Welcome to CTC 2.0! The new podcasting space is set up and everything is in place to bring you a bigger and better show than ever before. This episode sees Garvis II and Garvis 3 joined by new co-hosts Jeff and Brett to discuss one of the oldest films we've covered, 1925's Battleship Potemkin. This is one of the most important films in the history of filmmaking due to the numerous techniques that were first used here. To honor this film and to give the new co-hosts a chance to talk, we also have one of our longest episodes ever. We also talk about the new releases on home video and in theaters with a huge recommendation for Kubo and the Two Strings.
After a lapse CTC is back with a brand new episode. This week the two Garvises (Garvi?) are on their own and discussing Eli Roth's 2013 cannibal tribute The Green Inferno. Is this a film the guys can sink their teeth into or a huge hunk of rotted meat? There's also our usual look at new releases on home video and in theaters. Well they would have been new releases if I could have gotten this edited and posted in a more timely manner. So enjoy the new release news for last week in this episode.
This time around Shawn introduces Garvis II to the world of Wes Anderson with The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. A comedy with a cast of slightly off center characters playing in the world made famous by the late Jacques Cousteau. There's also lots and lots of DVD talk including a discussion of the newly launched Vestron Video line of DVDs named for the classic video store staple in the horror and exploitation aisle. It's quite possibly our longest episode yet.
The original Cinema Toast Crunch crew are back together for a special episode. In a slight departure they discuss Joe Dante's short film Homecoming which was part of Showtime's Masters of Horror series a few years back. This episode deals with a presidential election and zombies, so it's perfect for this time of the year. We also talk a little about Takashi Miike and report on new releases in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray.
We're back with another brand new episode. This time we examine Brian De Palma's classic Phantom of the Paradise from 1974. With an amazing Paul Williams soundtrack and De Palma's split screens new viewers, like Shawn, are in for a treat. Also this week we look at new releases for this Labor Day weekend and slightly beyond. Remember, we're always looking for feedback and movie suggestions.
Unleashing yet another of the older episodes as we wait for a chance to record a new episode. This episode the crew discusses what had been the hottest film of the year up until that point, Jurassic World. Jurassic World would go on to be dethroned by Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens, but this week it had just made its Blu-ray debut and the gang was anxious to talk dinos.
In this retro episode Kayla chooses her Halloween film and comes out with 1995's Casper starring Christina Ricci and Bill Pullman. What do the two Garvises (Garvi?) think of this choice? Hang on for a contentious episode where the definition of what makes a film a Halloween film are discussed and the story of ghostly child is turned into a family comedy.
Another early episode as Garvis 3 chooses the second film in the Tremors franchise to be his Halloween themed pick. Okay, it has big monsters in it so we'll let it slide. How will Garvis 2 and Kayla react to the graboids and other creatures? Find out here as we discuss Tremors II: Aftershocks.
Wow, this was the episode that didn't want to get released. Delays kept us from getting it recorded as early as we would have liked and then a faulty mic provided some of the worst audio we've had in ages. Fortunately friend of the show Jeff Holbrook of Holbrook New Media stepped in to do some tweaks and adjustments to hopefully make this episode a little less of an assault on the ears. The worst part is, I felt Shawn and I had a really good discussion on this film.
As we continue to deal with the flooding of the podcasting studio, here's another blast from the past. This week we continued our Halloween celebration with Kenny & Company, a delightful family film from the creator of Phantasm that explores what it was like to be a kid in the 1970's and waiting to go out trick or treating.
Another early episode as we kicked off our months of Halloween films with Lamberto Bava's Demons from 1985. Garvis III remembered this one scaring him silly as a child and wanted to see if he was finally able to sit through the whole thing. It's a fun time as we kick off the scary season with an Italian horror classic.
Another blast from the past episode this time looking at Stardust, the romantic fantasy from the mind of Sandman scribe Neil Gaiman and the director of Kick Ass, Matthew Vaughn.
Another older episode for your listening pleasure. This time it's a film that has shown up on many people's list of the worst films of all time, Alone in the Dark. You know you're looking at a turkey when they cast Tara Reid as a brilliant scientist. Enjoy this episode available on Libsyn for the first time.
Our first post flood show features the elder Garvis and Shawn discussing The Final Girls from 2015. This horror comedy homage to slasher films like Friday the 13th was a late choice to kick off the return after Garvis had to track down a copy after hearing the guys at Horror Movie Podcast rave about it. Will Shawn share his enthusiasm for the film? Tune in to find out. Also new release news looks at a new version of a zombie classic on Blu-ray and another promising release from Arrow. Theatrically they discuss the new Star Trek and Ice Age sequels as well as the hotly anticipated horror film Lights Out.
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The recent flooding in West Virginia has been
devastating in terms of property damage and lives
The Reeds, your hosts of the Cinema Toast Crunch
podcast, had their home flooded as well. Fortunately
all of the family are safe, but it is hard to get out a
podcast episode when there has been 18 inches of
water in the your podcasting space.
Garvis asked me to record this message and let you
know that it may be a few weeks before their home
life gets back to normal and they can resume the
movie news and reviews that we all look forward to
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After a week's delay due to the recording studio (aka my home) being flooded out with 18 inches of water, the Cinema Toast Crunch crew is proud to share their thoughts on What's Up Doc?. The new release news may be slightly out of date, but blame Mother Nature on that one.
It's another listener suggestion this week as we sit down and watch The Car. A classic drive in film from 1977 that the elder Garvis remembers watching on HBO as a teen. The new release news covers the recent release of the remaining films in the Jaws franchise to Blu-ray as well as Finding Dory, Central Intelligence and 3 other films out in limited release. All this and more in a jam packed extra long episode to help make your week a little more fun. Oh and the gang is still trying to get the hang of the new mics.
This week the Cinema Toast Crunch crew discuss one of Kayla's favorite films, The Craft. It's the story of four outsider girls dabbling in the dark arts. What could possibly go wrong? The younger Garvis discusses Norm of the North and Krampus and the elder Garvis talks about watching the last 15 minutes of I Spit On Your Grave (2010). All of this and new release news for theaters and home video for less than the price of a penny gumball. Do they even still sell penny gumballs? Who knows, but we're still making podcasts and the enjoyment lasts longer and doesn't stick to the soles of your shoes.
This week the Cinema Toast Crunch crew take the Turing Test to see if Ex Machina is a good movie or just a robot going through the motions of trying to be a good movie. The younger Garvis talks about Arthur and the Invisibles and the whole gang talks about the new releases on home video and in theaters including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows and Pop Star. Plus is the monthly special from Vinegar Syndrome one of the best deals in Blu-ray? Garvis the elder seems to think so.
Another early episode brought to light as the Cinema Toast Crunch crew watch Bobcat Goldthwait's very dark and very funny God Bless America.
Another blast from the past as the Cinema Toast Crunch crew had their first wild card week and decided to do a double feature Bigfoot extravaganza. Exists from Eduardo Sanchez kicks off the show with its tale of a group of friends trapped in a hunting cabin by something in the woods. After that it's time for Bobcat Goldthwait's detour from comedy with his found footage horror tale of a young couple shooting a Bigfoot documentary on the famed Patterson Gimlin site that run into more than they expected.