Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Website!

It's time to say goodbye to the blog page, and go visit our brand new website at www.matineeidles.com

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Episode 21 - Kick-Ass

In this episode Alec, Joey, Matt, and Vern sit down for probably the most heated discussion since the "True Romance" episode to talk about Matthew Vaughn's 2010 film "Kick-Ass". Everything is discussed from Creator Rights, Early 90's Image comics, the entertainment vs. substance debate, the awesomeness of Nic Cage, the comic industry vs. the movie industry, the awesomeness of John Romita Jr., and just about anything else you can think of. We also discuss the movie too if you are intrested in that. Also, stick around for the announcement of the next 4 Matinee Idles roundtrable discussion picks. Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Episode 20 - Jaws

In this episode Alec, Joey, Matt, and Vern are joined by Christopher Neseman (of 11 O'Clock Comics and Around Comics) to talk about the 1975 Steven Spielberg directed classic "Jaws". Mayhem ensues! Listen in to hear everything discussed from the actors, various interpretations, the age of the Kintner mother, the logic behind Jaws 4, and just about anything else related to the movie. So grab a bow-legged woman, a bucket of chum, and enjoy!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Episode 19 - More Trailer Talk!

In this episode Joey, Matt, and Vern discuss some recent trailers, and veer off on just as many tangents as usual including the Matinee Idles drinking game, Jean Claude Van Damme's career choices, Iron Man 2, and Wall Street 2. Enjoy!

trailers discussed:

Four Lions (11:29)
Get Him To The Greek (18:27)
The Greatest (23:52)
Holy Rollers (28:57)
The Joneses (34:25)
The Mechanic (40:25)
Predators (47:40)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (55:06)
Solitary Man (1:00:06)
Tron Legacy (1:06:04)

Adam WarRock - I Gotta Believe! (The Scott Pilgrim Recap)
beats by Slum Village

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Next Selection Announcement

Matt Burden announces what our next club selection is going to be, and who our special guest is going to be.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Episode 18 - Broken Flowers

In this episode Alec, Joey, and Vern take a look at Jim Jarmusch's 2005 film "Broken Flowers" starring the one and only Bill Murray. The hosts take a more free-form approach to this one but still disucss everything from the script, actors, directorial style, and even art-house cinema in general. Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Matinee Idles Extra - Dogtown and Z-Boys

In this edition of Matinee Idles Extra, Matt Burden looks back at Stacy Peralta's 2001 critically acclaimed documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys".

Suicidal Tendencies - Go Skate! (Possessed To Skate '97)


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Matinee Idles Extra - Shoot 'Em Up

Alec Berry takes a look at Michael Davis' 2007 film "Shoot 'Em Up".

Head Automatica - I Shot William H. Macy


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Episode 17 - Judgment Night

The whole gang is back to discuss the 1993 Stephen Hopkins' directed film "Judgment Night". 3 of the hosts really enjoyed the film, but one host not so much (guess which one). Topics discussed include the Gulf War and it's impact on early 90's cinema, what it means to be a man, the acting talents of Everlast, Happy Walter's effect on movie soundtracks, what makes a great movie villain, friendship in all it's many forms, and Denis Leary's stylish jacket. So hop in your RV, grab some alcohol (Or a slice of pizza!), and Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Matinee Idles Extra - Cop Out

Joey Aulisio takes a look at Kevin Smith's 2010 film "Cop Out" in our new segment Matinee Idles Extra.

KRS-ONE - Sound Of Da Police


Monday, March 8, 2010

Episode 16 - Listener Feedback

In this episode Joey, Matt, and Vern go through all the recent e-mails sent to the show. Everything from Inglourious Basterds, Star Trek, Street Fighter, Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths, and superhero fashion is discussed. Also, Matt ponders the age old question "What's wrong with Jive?".


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Matinee Idles Extra - The Hurt Locker

Alec Berry takes a look at Kathryn Bigelow's 2008 film "The Hurt Locker" in our new segment Matinee Idles Extra.

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Episode 15.5 - Matt Burden's Kung-Fu Explosion

Bonus episode! In this episode Matt talks a bit about some kung-fu movies he watched recently which were recommended by our good friend Shawn Pryor (of the PKD Black Box podcast).

movies discussed:
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Five Deadly Venoms

Music by Wu-Tang Clan

Check out PKD Black Box Episode #5 here


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Episode 15 - The Wolfman, Edge Of Darkness, and more

In this episode Joey, Matt, and Vern are joined by listener Alan White (a.k.a New Mutant) to discuss some recent watches including The Wolfman, Edge Of Darkness, and The Frog And The Princess. Everything from Benecio Del Toro's bad acting, the casting of Captain America, the racial credence of Australians, to the annoyance of 3-D technology is discussed. So listen in or Vern will go Mel on your ass!

topics discussed

00:09:05 The Wolfman
00:44:34 Edge Of Darkness
01:04:54 The Frog and the Princess
01:18:38 Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths

listen to more of Alan's work at:


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Episode 14 - Blade Runner

In this long-awaited episode, Alec, Joey, and Vern sit down to discuss Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi/noir masterpiece "Blade Runner". Listen in for over 2 hours of in-depth discussion on the film including everything from it's long-storied production history, the look, the performances, the music, the inevitable "Is Deckard a Replicant?" debate, and it's legacy in film history. Also, Matt stops by to give his controversial thoughts on the film. So put down that pleasure model, pour a glass of Black Label Whiskey, and Enjoy!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Episode 13 - Trailer Talk

Matt, Joey, and Alec sit down to discuss some recently released trailers.

trailers discussed:

The A-Team
The Company Men
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
The Expendables
Hot Tub Time Machine (newest trailer)
The Losers


Monday, February 1, 2010

Episode 12 - Best Of 2009

In this episode check out what (at least) one of the hosts thought the best movies of 2009 were followed up by some updates on upcoming shows.

movies discussed:
(500) Days Of Summer
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Big Fan
Crank: High Voltage
Drag Me To Hell
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Funny People
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Inglourious Basterds
In The Loop
Julie & Julia
Observe And Report
Paper Heart
Public Enemies
The Taking Of Pelham 123
Up In The Air
World's Greatest Dad


Monday, January 18, 2010

Episode 11 - The Book of Eli, Youth in Revolt and Daybreakers

In this episode Joey and Alec discuss some recent theatrical releases, as well as some movie news.
movies discussed:
Daybreakers (1:02)
Youth In Revolt (14:40)
The Book Of Eli (26:15)

The Anniversary trailer (43:55)

Spider-Man movie reboot (49:31)
Jurassic Park 4 (1:00:21)


Monday, January 11, 2010

Episode 10 - Shootin' The Shit w/ Shawn Pryor of PKD Media

Matt, Joey, and Alec sit down with their pal Shawn Pryor of PKD Media to discuss some recent movie trailers. If you ever wondered about why asshole kids follow the Karate Kid endlessly, who would win in a fight between Billy Costigan and Cobra Commander, if it was alright legally to appreciate Dakota Fanning in lingerie, or why a buddy cop revival will be the most important thing to happen to cinema, then this might be the show for you.

trailers discussed:
Clash Of The Titans
Cop Out
Hot Tub Time Machine
Inception (newest trailer)
Iron Man 2
The Karate Kid
Robin Hood
The Runaways
Toy Story 3


check out Shawn's work at

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Episode 9 - Based on a True Story....Sort of

The All-New, All-Different Matinee Idles starts here! (not really) but this is the first episode of a new format version of the show we are trying out. Listen in to hear Joe and Alec discuss some recent watches both old and new including the just released Sherlock Holmes from director Guy Ritchie.

movies discussed:
Domino (3:40)
Brick (9:52)
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (15:05)
High Fidelity (21:47)
Whatever Works (27:20)
Sherlock Holmes (29:46)