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Cinema Toast Crunch

A father and his son and daughter-in-law review a different film each week. Films range from classics to fringe titles of which you might not be aware. Plus a weekly look at new releases on Blu-ray and DVD as well as what's new in theaters.
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Dec 30, 2017

This week we ring out the old and ring in the new with something unique.  Frank is the story of a group of musicians trying to record their first album.  They are led by enigmatic frontman Frank who wears a huge fiberglass head all the time, on stage and off. 

We also have new release news and finally get around to discussing what we've watched over the last couple of weeks. 

Dec 24, 2017

Merry Christmas from the CTC crew as we take a look at some of our favorite holiday movies and specials.

Dec 22, 2017

This week CTC looks at the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  This version starring Alastair Sim as Scrooge is probably the most popular and well regarded version of this holiday classic.  Also new release news and once again we forget to cover what we watched last week.

Dec 14, 2017

This week we check in to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and share our thoughts on this ensemble film that is a romance, a comedy, and a drama all rolled together with a cast that knows a thing or two about acting and have the awards and nominations to back them up.  Heck two of them are officially Dames.

We also discuss the new releases in theaters and home video, catch up on awards news, and take a few minutes to thank Jan Gephardt for her help and kindness in trying to assist Garvis2 in replacing a piece of artwork he lost in the flood last year.  Jan is heavily involved in the KaCSFFS (Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society) and they are having their annual holiday party on Saturday December 16, 2017.  For more information visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kacsffs and tell them Cinema Toast Crunch sent you.

Dec 7, 2017

This week we have a last minute substitution on our film as Brett had car trouble and couldn't make it.  The new film we decided to look over was Ray Harryhausen's stop motion animation dinosaur film One Million Years B.C. starring a very buxom and barely covered Raquel Welch.  In addition there's new release news, talk about Lavalantula, Art Trouble, Coco and Christmas movies.

Nov 30, 2017

This week Garvis and Brett discuss the "Rock and roll fable" known as Streets of Fire.  It's a film that is hard to categorize, but a lot of fun to watch.  We also talk about things in the news, including the first awards season news, and new releases in theaters and on home video.  The road to the 2018 Oscars starts here.

Nov 24, 2017

We finally made it!  Episode 100!  We take a look back at the last couple of years and talk a little behind the scenes stuff before finally settling in to discuss Charlie Chaplin's classic 1931 silent film, City Lights.  All of this plus our new release news and farewells to Della Reese and David Cassidy.

Nov 10, 2017

We're taking a week off from our regular format to take a look at war movies for the Veterans Day holiday.  Vrie joins Garvis2 and then Dee and Jeff give their thoughts on the subject.  One think we all agree on is how thankful we are for the service of the men and women who have answered the call to keep our nation free.  From all of us at Cinema Toast Crunch, Thank you for your service.

Nov 3, 2017

Fresh from the premiere night screening, Cinema Toast Crunch brings you a pretty much spoiler free review of Thor: Ragnarok.  Since Brett, Garvis3 and Kayla were unavailable tonight, Vrie decided to join Garvis2 for this week.  There's a quick rundown of new releases and talk about the movies we watched last week as well as the latest on the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the latest actors to get caught up in accusations of sexual harassment.

Oct 31, 2017

It's a special episode this time as Garvis2 & Brett, Garvis3 & Kayla, and Jeff & Dee all talk about some of their favorite horror movies.  We do a quick overview of the genre and then it's time to get down to talking about the movies we love especially at this time of the year.  Maybe you'll find a gem you haven't seen yet or will enjoy a fond remembrance of one of your favorite horror films as well.  It's Cinema Toast Crunch's treat to you.  Boo!

Oct 26, 2017

The CTC crew wrap up our month long look at some of our favorite horror movies with It Follows.  We also take a quick look at the new releases on home video and in theaters.

Oct 20, 2017

October rolls on with another CTC discussion of a classic horror film.  This week Brett and Garvis take a look at John Landis' An American Werewolf In London.  We also talk about new releases, the Harvey Weinstein controversy, and movies we watched last week.  We also answer the question is the Target exclusive home video releases of Stranger Things the coolest DVD Blu-ray package of the year.  See you next Wednesday.

Oct 15, 2017

It's another Halloween themed week with CTC as we discuss two classic films that would fit right in with the horror movie marathons that TV stations used to air.  It's The Killer Shrews followed by William Castle's The Tingler starring Vincent Price.  All this plus new release news and what we watched last week including Garvis3 and Kayla's discussion of the My Little Pony Movie.

Oct 6, 2017

CTC kicks off the Halloween season with a month of horror movies starting with The Exorcist.  In addition to our in depth look at this modern horror masterpiece, we also talk new releases and the genius of Paul Williams.

Sep 28, 2017

This week Garvis and Brett take a look at another 2 hour plus South Korean film with the serial killer cat and mouse film I Saw The Devil.  We also talk about the movies we've watched including some classic short films, Baby Driver, Son of Saul, and more.  There's also our look at the new releases and the results of our month long Jerry Lewis DVD set contest.

Sep 21, 2017

This week the CTC crew goes back in time to 1974 for John Carpenter's first full length movie, Dark Star.  Much of the feel and texture of this film found its way into Dan O'Bannon's script a few years later for Alien.  But unlike alien, Dark Star takes a more humorous look at life aboard a space ship.  

We also discuss the passing of Harry Dean Stanton (who I somehow got confused with John Hurt when we got to talking about his work on alien) and the Cinemascore rating for last week's new release, mother!.

All this plus new release news and what we watched last week and yet another plea to help save Blood Drive.

Sep 15, 2017

This week the Garvi and Kayla finally get around to watching and discussing Disney's attempt to make a movie of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter stories.  Brett was unable to join in this week, but still phoned in his review.  There'a also our regular new release news and Garvis3 and Kayla talk about the new version of It.  

Sep 8, 2017

This week Garvis3 and Kayla join Garvis2 and Brett to discuss the animated film 9 from producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.  There's plenty of catching up to do and some new releases to talk about as well.

Sep 1, 2017

This week the CTC crew discusses the politcal satire In The Loop starring Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander and James Gandolfini.  We also talk about the movies we watched last week, what's coming out new this week, and say goodbye to another great director of modern horror, Tobe Hooper.

Aug 24, 2017

This week it's another listener request, and what a great one it is, The Handmaiden from Chan-wook Park.  It's rare to run across a near perfect film and yet we have now had two in a row.  In addition to discussing The Handmaiden, we give our thoughts on two legendary icons that we lost this last week, Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory.  All of this plus new release news and a rundown of some of the films we watched this last week.

Aug 18, 2017

This week Garvis and Brett delve into one of the best reviewed films of the first half of 2017, the racially tinged horror film Get Out.  There's also talk about new releases and the films we've watched over the last week as well as the irony of picking a film that deals with race in the week after Charlottesville.

Aug 10, 2017

We're back after a week off with our look at the WWII drama Fury starring Brad Pitt.  Brett talks about the films he's seen since last time, we pay our respects to Glen Campbell an artist who was part of the soundtrack of our childhood, and we cover two weeks worth of new release news while I remain shocked that people are still going to see The Emoji Movie.  It's everything you've come to expect from the fine folks at Cinema Toast Crunch.

Aug 1, 2017

Sorry for the delay with this episode, but technical issues arose while trying to upload it.  This week it's a four person look at Goodnight Mommy as Garvis3 and Kayla step back behind the mic.  Well provided that we can keep Kayla from playing Animal Crossing all night long instead.  In addition we have new release news and a look at some of the movies we've all watched over the past week.

Jul 21, 2017

This week Brett and Garvis take a look into the satire about lobbyists and the tobacco industry with 2005's Thank You For Smoking.  Of course the conversation goes off topic to other things like usual.  All this plus new release news, Brett's take on War for the Planet of the Apes and what we watched last week.

Jul 17, 2017

On July 16, 2017 I lost one of my heroes, horror director and icon George A. Romero.  In this special tribute episode I explain how Romero influenced the way I approached movies and how he touched my life.  Rest easy George.  You will be missed.

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