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WHAT THE FEST!? Interview with Larry Fessenden on DEPRAVED

On this episode of the podcast, I had the chance to chat with genre legend Larry Fessenden. He was kind enough to carve out 20 minutes of his day to chat with me about his latest film DEPRAVED, the opening night selection for this year's WHAT THE FEST!? 
Shot on the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN,  writer-director Larry Fessenden’s brings his unique vision of the literary classic in DEPRAVED, set in modern Brooklyn. This meditative reimagining of the novel explores the crisis of masculinity and ideas about loneliness, memory and the subtle psychological shocks that shape us as individuals.

To hear my conversation with Larry click play on the embedded player below:


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THE INSANE, UNCENSORED THEATRICAL TRAILER FOR RELAXER!!!

Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can't be stopped. Abbie's older brother issues him the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man and no getting up from the couch until he does so. Abbie’s survival story begins here; inside a rotting living room with no food or water, and a revolving door of numb-nut friends and acquaintances. It’s THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL by way of SLACKER.

THE True Bromance Film Podcast - Velvet Buzzsaw

Episode 211 - Velvet Buzzsaw

As we wait for the post-Oscar hangover to subside and for the 7-month long summer movie season to begin, we take a shot on the Netflix joint, Velvet Buzzsaw. Nightcrawler’s Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo reunite with writer/director Dan Gilroy to tackle the art industry and the sycophants that revolve around it. Head over to followingfilms.com and check out the episode.

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

Cold Pursuit, Polar, The Fast and the Furious, Clear and Present Danger, The Old Man & the Gun, Velvet Buzzsaw




THE True Bromance Film Podcast - Glass

Episode 210

Just when you thought that you had heard everything that you needed to hear about M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, we bring our own brand of film "analysis" to provide the definitive opinion. Is Glass the superhero cinematic universe that we deserve?

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

The Equalizer 2, The Death of Superman, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Poppins, Glass


Danny Trejo Interview on GRAND-DADDY DAY CARE

Today's guest is none other than Danny Trejo. I had Danny on the show today to talk about GRAND-DADDY DAY CARE but we also talk tacos, classic cars, and how he made a screening of George Clooney's UP IN THE AIR an uncomfortable experience for anyone within earshot.

GRAND-DADDY DAY CARE will be available to rent or own on DVD and Digital on Tuesday, February 5th. The film stars Danny Trejo, Reno Wilson, Roxana Ortega, Garrett Morris, Margaret Avery, and George Wendt. The film is a hysterical follow up to the beloved family comedy Daddy Day Care.

Today's episode is sponsored by Reklist.  Reklist helps personalize and streamline your viewing experience by providing a place to discover new titles, share movie & show recommendations with friends, and store everything you want to watch in one place. Sign up for free at reklist.com/followingfilms to help support the show. Ditch the endless scrolling and watch a movie or show you know you'll enjoy with Reklist.

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DON'T COME BACK FROM THE MOON Interview w/ Bruce Thierry Cheung

Fathers in a small California desert town abandon their children one by one leaving behind a wake of anger and crime as their sons and daughters come of age.

Today's guest on the show is Bruce Thierry Cheung, a cinematographer, writer, and director known for Zeroville and This Close. I had Bruce on the show to talk about his latest film DON'T COME BACK FROM THE MOON. This episode is sponsored by Reklist. To help support the show sign up for free movie and show recommendations at reklist.com/followingfilms.

To hear my chat with Bruce click play on the embedded player below

THE True Bromance Film Podcast - Aquaman

Episode 209 - Aquaman

In our first recording of the new year, we go with a film that has been around for weeks and most of the world has seen and forgotten. While the world may have moved on from Aquaman, we can't resist discussing the glory of Jason Momoa and Amber Heard as they frolic in the sea and fend off seahorses and sharks.

4:15 Beers

5:01 What We Have Been Watching

39:25 Aquaman

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

Set It Up, Bumblebee, A Prayer Before Dawn, The First Purge, Roma, First Reformed, Bird Box, Summer 1993, Private Life, Aquaman


THE SHIELD Complete Series Blu-ray Review

The 18 disc Blu-ray set Mill Creek has released for THE SHIELD marks their finest work to date. Everything from the quality of packaging to the number of extras makes this set a must own for any fan of the controversial series.

THE SHIELD follows Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis - GOTHAM, FANTASTIC 4) and his corrupt cohorts who are tasked with ridding Los Angeles of its most violent criminals using any methods they deem necessary. From the first episode on, this crime drama was constantly calling into question its anti-heroes methods and taking an uncomfortable look at our criminal justice system. By creating complex characters on both sides of the law, show creator Shawn Ryan (S.W.A.T., TIMELESS, THE UNIT) dissolved the thin blue line over the course of his series 7 seasons.

Full 4k HD restorations of each episode, along with dozens of hours of special features including deleted scenes, commentaries from the cast and crew, and tons of featurettes made it impossible for me to di…

THE True Bromance Film Podcast - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Episode 208 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

We like to keep up with the latest and greatest in the film universe so for this episode we're dialing up Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In a world where superhero films saturate the market, can an animated feature distinguish itself from the pack?

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

A Fistful of Dollars, The Favourite, Skyscraper, The Meg, RBG, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Searching, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Interview w/ Matthew Tompkins on THE HARROWING, SICARIO, and LONGMIRE

Matthew Stephen Tompkins, born in Washington D.C. and raised in Oklahoma City, is an award-winning Actor and Indie Filmmaker/Producer with over 45 feature films, 80 TV roles, and over 100 professional plays to his credit to date, and currently makes his home in Dallas, Texas where in 2007 he founded the successful Independent Film Production Company, Wolfclan Productions.

I had Matthew on the show to discuss his latest film THE HARROWING that will be released on VOD Christmas day.  THE HARROWING is about a vice detective who is determined to discover the truth behind the ritualistic killing of his best friend. The film is perfect counter-programming for the holiday season, a genre film with more on its mind than jump scares and gore. THE HARROWING is worthy of your support, make sure you check it out.

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