Monday, December 28, 2009

Episode 8 - General B/S 2 (Electric Boogaloo)

In this episode Matt, Joey, and Alec sit down and discuss some recent films they watched, upcoming trailers, and the whereabouts of Vern.

Items discussed:

Paranormal Activity
The Box

The Third Age web series (

The Imaginarium Of Doctor Paransus
Remember Me
The Yellow Handkercheif
Youth In Revolt
The Wolfman

Monday, December 21, 2009

Episode 7 - The Lookout

To say we enjoyed this movie would be an understatement. So grab your notebooks and listen in to hear us gush about Scott Frank's 2007 crime drama "The Lookout".


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Episode 6 - (Not) Manhunter

While we all loved Michael Mann's 1986 cult classic, our recorder didn't. Joe quickly fills us in on what's been going wrong behind the scenes and how we tried to record this episode not once but TWICE to no avail. Then stick around for the final 30 min of the original "Manhunter" recording which is actually pretty entertaining. The jury is still out on whether or not this was a fiendish plot by the Tooth Fairy to tear the hosts of this show apart or it was just a case of shitty technology. You be the judge.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Episode 5 - The Bourne Identity

In this episode the guys discuss Doug Liman's 2002 action thriller The Bourne Identity starring Boston's own Matt Damon. Nothing clever to say here, just listen!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Episode 4 - A Scanner Darkly

In this episode the guys discuss Richard Linklater's 2006 rotoscope-animated adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's seminal novel "A Scanner Darkly". Listen in to hear Joe and Vern defend their love of Keanu Reeves, and the postives and negatives of drug use. Meanwhile Matt attempts to divert their attention away from the film with topics ranging from the merits of Punisher War Zone, Steven Seagal, and the british government's ability to see the future of deviant crime. Also Alec communicates with the group from a different time and space. So pop a cap of Substance D, slip on your scramble suit, and Enjoy!

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Cinefile: Robert De Niro with Quentin Tarantino

You may of heard our host Matt Burden mention this on the recent "True Romance" episode, and i figured people might now be intrested in checking this out. This is the program "Cinefile" and in this episode they profiled Robert De Niro and had Quentin Tarantino basically give his thoughts on the actor in terms of his craft, style, directors he choses to work with, and some of his standout performances.

One thing i noticed when watching this was that Tarantino calls out De Niro as basically not being an exciting actor anymore towards the end which i found quite a ballsy move for a young director on the rise at the time (Keep in mind De Niro was still seen as an untouchable actor at this time by most people, cinephile and mainstream audience alike).

He says that he needs to take more chances and pick more "dangerous" roles (contrasting his career to that of Harvey Keitel who had been picking more "dangerous" parts including a role in Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" which garned him much acclaim), or he will grow stale. De Niro oddly enough did start doing this for awhile including a role in Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" a few years later, but has kind of sadly turned into exactly the kind of actor Tarantino feared he would become back then. Intresting definetly, atleast from a historical point of view.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Episode 3 - True Romance

In this episode the guys discuss Tony Scott's 1993 cult classic "True Romance", but not everyone is a fan. Listen in to hear one host lose their mind, several hosts doing their best Drexl impersonations, the inevitable "Reservoir Dogs" comparison and debate, and one host's taste is called into question. So sit back, break out your prints of Doctor Zhivago, and enjoy.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Episode 2 - General B/S

Time to sit back and talk about what we have recently watched; titles ranging from G.I. Joe, to District 9, to 500 Days of Summer. Also discussed: trailers for upcoming releases.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Episode 1 - Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? In this installment the gents discuss an all out, largely loved movie classic, yet (GASP!) one of them has never seen it before! Wonder who? Hmmm....But, yes, the Matinee Idles are tackling Ghostbusters, and they are sure to be slimed.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Burden's World Special on Matinee Idles

Our host Matt Burden dedicated a whole episode of his internet video show, Burden's World, to Matinee Idles. Check it out if you haven't listened to the prequel episode yet, or if you just want to witness Matt speak the British talk.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Matinee Idles - Prequel

A prequel! A prequel! In this short installment the guys get together, break the show idea, give history on themselves, BS in a general sense, and announce their first Movie Club selection. Download this now, people! You want to witness the beginning!


Monday, July 6, 2009

The Beginning!

Here she be! A new podcast showcasing four talkative gents (three of which know a lot about movies) who will discuss and debate classic film selections while also shooting the breeze on some recent watches. Matinee Idles will work one part as a "movie club" podcast which will make group selections allowing the listeners to play along, and one part four friends talking about current movies and shooting the shit.

This is a podcast that is not to be missed!