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Sep 19, 2019

Agent Xray joins MG to talk about 1974's sci-fi acid-trip Zardoz.  After the success of his Oscar-nominated thriller Deliverance, director John Boorman was looking to direct a live-action version of Lord of the Rings - but when that fell through, he went for the next best thing: a post-apocalyptic epic about bored,...


Sep 5, 2019

Reality goes out the window as MG takes on a double-dip of unconscious action: 1984's B-movie funhouse Dreamscape vs Christopher Nolan's catnip-for-nerds Inception! And though they were made on opposite ends of the budgetary spectrum, we think that each of these similarly-themed high-concept films has its own charms....


Aug 22, 2019

Our pick this week is the little-seen thriller Outland - the movie that made everyone think you explode in space! Sean Connery stars as a middle-aged Marshal trying to make good in a no-good town - and if that sounds like a western, it's because it's based on one - it's High Noon to be precise. But this one trades in...


Aug 15, 2019

Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to controversy, and his new film - the nostalgic and star-packed time-machine that is Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood is no exception. Taking on the terrifying Manson murders, the movie casts a fantastic spell that starts off as an easy-going buddy comedy, but slowly descends into...


Aug 8, 2019

Having the face of a basset hound and the demeanor of an angry cabbie, Walter Matthau was a born character actor, known best for roles like the sinister Dr. Groeteschele in Fail-Safe and the double-crossing Hamilton Bartholomew of Cary Grant's Charade. But starting in the 1970's, Matthau managed to turn his Odd Couple...