Special Guest: Andrés M. Koppel
Guest Co-Hosts: Jamey Duvall, Heather Drain

We're up all night to get lucky as we discuss the 2001 film from director and co-writer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Intacto which stars Leonardo Sbaraglia as Tomás, a man who survives a plane crash and who may just be the luckiest man in the world. He's found by Federico (Eusebio Poncela), who introduces him to an underground world where luck is something of a commodity and the man who rules over this kingdom, Samuel Berg (Max von Sydow).

Co-hosts Jamey Duvall and Heather Drain discuss the film as well as other related movies like 13, Fearless, and The Cooler.

Interview: , co-writer of Intacto: 47:30
Music: "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk

Trailer: The Swimmer: 1:48:20

Outro Music: "Is It Luck?" - Primus

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Special Guest: Michael Lucker

On this special episode, Mike talks with writer Michael Lucker about his career in Hollywood (including co-writing the screenplay for A Vampire in Brooklyn) as well as his recent book, CRASH! BOOM! BANG! How to Write Action Movies.

Buy CRASH! BOOM! BANG! How to Write Action Movies by Michael Lucker
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"It's Oh So Quiet" - Betty Hutton

Special Guests: Albert Pyun

On this special episode, Mike talks with writer/director Albert Pyun about his latest film, the sci-fi epic Interstellar Civil War: Shadows of the Empire (2017). They also discuss Pyun's dementia and how he was able to use this as an artistic method in the creation of his film.

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Special Guests: Brian Jay Jones, Matthew Robbins, Maggie McOmie, Bruce Chesse, Sid Haig
Guest Co-Hosts: Jay Bauman, Chris Bricklemyer

The first feature film from director George Lucas, THX-1138 (1971) features a world in which love is outlawed and mind-altering drugs are mandatory. The film stars Robert Duvall as the titular THX-1138 and Maggie McOmie as LUH-3417 as roommates who eventually develop into something much more despite the totalitarian regime in which they live.

Co-written by , the film ponders materialism, religion, and love.

Chris Bricklemyer (Outside the Cinema, Are You Serious?) and Jay Bauman (Red Letter Media) join Mike to discuss Lucas's freshman film, how its themes would echo in his other work, and how he revised it in the 2004 "director's cut."

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The Kolchak Tapes
Popcorn Poops
After Movie Diner
Proudly Resents

Brian Jay Jones, author of George Lucas: A Life: 1:00:00
Music: "GVDT" - Front 242

Matthew Robbins
, co-writer of Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB: 1:53:00
Music: "First Escape" - Lalo Schifrin

Maggie McOmie
, actress (LUH-3417): 2:19:00
Music: "I Need Something Stronger" - Unkle

Bruce Chesse
, actor (Trial Pontifex): 2:33:00
Music: "Mr. Self-Destruct" - Nine Inch Nails

Sid Haig
, actor (NCH): 2:46:00
Music: "Be Happy Again (Jingle Of The Future)" - Lalo Schifrin

Discussion 2: 3:16:00
Trailer: Intacto: 3:43:00

Outro Music:
"Crucify Me" - Moev
"Police State" - T-Power

Download the original version of THX-1138
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Read about the differences between the original and director's cut of THX-1138
Read You Have Nothing to Fear: Sound Montage and Alienation in THX-1138 from Gibson Notes
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Special Guests: Shawn Levy
Guest Co-Hosts: Craig Bierko, Peter Flynn

The 1960 directorial debut from Jerry Lewis, The Bellboy, also stars in the titular role. He's Stanley, a put upon hotel worker at the Fountainbleu hotel in Miami. The film doesn’t necessarily have a three act plot per se but is more an opportunity for a string of gags.

Filmmaker Peter Flynn and actor Craig Bierko join Mike to discuss The Bellboy as well as many other aspects of Lewis's career. Special guest Shawn Levy is the author of King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis.

Please note that Craig Bierko is an ardent supporter of Loma Linda University Children's Hospital (LLUCH), pioneers of the first infant heart transplant. Please help LLUCH keep its pledge to never turn away any child in need by texting KIDS at 27722 and donating $10 instantly from your phone bill.

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Hear more of Peter Flynn on the Dying of the Light episode
Hear more of Craig Bierko on the Strange Brew and Thirteenth Floor episodes

"Jack the Bellboy" - Lionel Hampton
"Hey Bellboy" - Gloria Wood



Special Guests: Jeremy Richey, Noël Véry, Michael Levy
Guest Co-Hosts: Daniel Bird, Samm Deighan

Also known as The Streetwalker, The Margin, and sometimes even as Emmanuel 77, La Marge film stars Joe Dallesandro as Sigismond, a loving husband who leaves his wife and child to head to Paris. While there he learns of the sudden, unexpected death of his aforementioned family and spends a few days living in fringes of society, spending most of his time with Diana, played by Sylvia Kristel, a prostitute. The 1976 film is one of several adaptations of by director Walerian Borowczyk.

Samm Deighan and Daniel Bird school Mike in the work of Walerian Borowczyk with the help of Jeremy Richey (author of the upcoming Sylvia Kristel in the Seventies: From Emmanuelle to Chabrol), cinematographer and cameraman Noël Véry, and Walerian Borowczyk's assistant, Michael Levy.

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Watch On the Set of La Marge
Visit Art Decades magazine
Buy The Streetwalker (Bootleg) on DVD-R
Buy Boro, L'Île D'Amour: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk edited by Kamila Kuc
Buy The Margin by Andre Pieyre De Mandiargues
Buy Anatole Dauman: Pictures of a Producer by Jacques Gerber
Buy Fiction of Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues by David J. Bond
Buy Joe Dallesandro: Warhol Superstar, Underground Film Icon, Actor by Michael Ferguson
Read Bourdoir Bestiary by Daniel Bird
Read Interview with Daniel Bird on Walerian Borowczyk from Satanic Pandemonium
Read André Pieyre de Mandiargues by Edward Gauvin
Read The Desired Objects of La Marge (1976) by John Edmond
Read La Marge by Jeremy Richey
Read Amour Fou: Shuji Terayama’s Fruits of Passion: Story of O Continued by Heather Drain
Hear more of Samm Deighan on the Daughters of Darkness podcast
Buy Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin edited by Samm Deighan

"Une femme" - Charles Dumont
"I'm not in love" - 10CC
"A Glass of Champagne" - Kick Joneses



Special Guest: Jonathan Clements
Guest Co-Hosts: El Goro, Chris Cummins

Based on his manga of the same name and released two years before the end of the comic series Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira (1988) tells the tale of Kaneda -- a teenage punk in a motorcycle gang -- and Kei -- a member of an underground resistance -- and their adventures in NeoTokyo. They enter into a world of psychics including the titular Akira, the little boy with incredible powers that lead to the devastating explosion that opens the film.

Special guest Jonathan Clements, author of Anime: A History, provides Mike with some much-needed background on Japanese animation while co-hosts El Goro and Chris Cummins describe their love of Otomo's groundbreaking film.

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Check out the books of Jonathan Clements
Visit the Akira wiki
Visit the Talk Without Rhythm podcast
Read Chris Cummins's articles on Den of Geek

"Battle Against The Clowns" - Geinoh Yamashirogumi
"The Capsule's Pride (Bikes)" - Bwana



Special Guest: Tom Mes
Guest Co-Hosts: Kevin Heffernan, Patrick Bromley

Written by , the 2001 movie from prolific director Takashi Miike Visitor Q tells the story of a family in disarray. The unemployed father (Ken'ichi Endô) a former newsman who laid off after an unfortunate incident, the mother (Shungiku Uchida) a heroin addict who prostitutes herself for money to get a fix, the son (Jun Mutô) is a victim of bullying who then bullies his own mother, and the daughter (Fujiko) who has left home to become a prostitute as well. When the titular Visitor Q (Kazushi Watanabe) shows up... things change.

Special guest Tom Mes, author of Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike, discusses Miike's career. Co-Hosts Patrick Bromley and Kevin Heffernan join Mike to examine Visitor Q as well as François Ozon's Sitcom and Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema (1968).

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Buy Sitcom on DVD
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Buy Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike by Tom Mes
Buy Re-Agitator: A Decade of Writing on Takashi Miike by Tom Mes
Buy Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto by Tom Mes
Read Knot and Gender blog by Kevin Heffernan
Read The Crawling Eye Cult Media Blog by Kevin Heffernan
Visit F This Movie! for more of Patrick Bromley

"Dead or Alive" - Koji Endo
"Bubbles of Water" - Realtime