70’s B Movies and the race for Oscar gold

Friend of the show and CIFCC colleague Jeff York hosts this episode of Curious About Screenwriting wherein he and guests Charles Taylor and Gary Goldstein discuss among other things, the unheralded B movies of the 70’s.

You can hear the episode here!

Star Wars Family

Star Wars fandom is everywhere. If you don’t believe me try this on for size, UK door sales company Climadoor has published a post on their website with Star Wars family crests based on characters from the films.


There’s some fun items in these crests, particularly some of the Latin phrases that grace them. Click here to give them a look.

Episode 6 is now available!

Excuse me, you fine person of the Internet. Don’t you have 43 minutes to spare for some high-quality film discussion? Our two critics might have just what you’re looking for. This week, John and El’Ahrai review “Justice League”, “Lady Bird”, and “Bitch” for your delectation. So please, consider us for your cinematic needs. Trust me, you can, uh, understand communication and still end up single.

Click here to hear.



Trailers for the holidays!

Before we leave you to enjoy some time with family and friends over various home cooked meals, let’s take a look at some trailers.

First up a peek at the absurd comedy Bad Lucky Goat.

Next the documentary Architects of Denial.

Follow that up with the insane trailer for The Road Movie.

And finish things off with the NSFW trailer for the equally non-family friendly The Theta Girl.



Godzilla Thumbs Up

A few weeks back I mentioned on the show that Janus films and Criterion had obtained the rights for the Showa era Godzilla films. This list includes:

Godzilla (1954)

Godzilla Raids Again (1954)

King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962)

Mothra Vs. Godzilla (1964)

Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster (1964)

Invasion of the Astro-Monster (1965)

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)

Son of Godzilla (1967)

Destroy All Monsters (1968)

All Monsters Attack! (1969)

Godzilla Vs. Hedorah (1971)

Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

When I reached out to Criterion’s very own Jon Mulvany this is what he said;

“We’re excited to let you know that these films should all be available for streaming on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck (www.filmstruck.com) in December, and we hope to release them on Blu-ray and DVD at some point but they aren’t yet on the schedule. The best way to stay up-to-date on our future release plans is to check our “Coming Soon” section and e-newsletter. You can find the newsletter sign up midway down our homepage (www.criterion.com), in the Newsletter block on the right, just below New Releases.”

The part that really enthuses me is that the films are in the works for a blu-ray and DVD release. That can’t come soon enough if you ask me.



Notable titles of Thanksgiving week, 2017

As always, the home video releases continue to march on. Here’s some worth looking at this week.

All The Replacement Posters In The World

With Christopher Plummer taking over the role that Kevin Spacey had in this December’s Ridley Scott film All The Money In The World (hear more about that in this week’s show) it only makes sense that the marketing of the film would change. So here are the two new posters for the film.