If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It

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2017 In Review!

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We're back after our holiday/adult life-imposed hiatus!  And of course for the first episode of the new year, we have to give our belated favorite/least favorite films of 2017!  Byrd and Trev are joined by guest host Tom to go over the winners, the losers and the surprises.   So what kind of year did cinema give us?  Listen and find out!

George Romero Special Pt. 2- The Non-Zombie Filmography

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For the second part of our two part Halloween special for October, we continue our special tribute to George A. Romero by looking at his non-zombie films.  This time we are joined by guest host Tom and The Goat (1980s Movie Graveyard, The Goat Show).  These include cult classics such as Creepshow and The Crazies, lesser known gems like Knightriders and Martin, and more!  So listen as we discuss the rest of the Romero canon and talk about why these films are worth tracking down.  Happy Halloween!

George Romero Special Pt. 1- The Dead Films

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For our epic two part Halloween special for October, we are paying special tribute to the late George A. Romero, one of the horror genre's true master auteurs!  This first we are joined by guest host Tom to take a look at Romero's zombie films.  We will discuss all six films of his "Dead" series and offer our thoughts on why these movies continue to be relevant.  Successfully combining horror, gore, and social commentary, the Dead series includes some of the very movies the genre has to offer and is prime viewing for the month of October!  Tune in and enjoy.

Welcome to Twin Peaks!

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Byrd and Trev are joined by frequent guest host Tom to discuss all things Twin Peaks!  As a "sequel" to our recent David Lynch special, we're taking a deep dive into the entire Twin Peaks series.  We look at how Mark Frost and David Lynch changed TV with the original run.  We discuss both original seasons, the film Fire Walk With Me, and the long (LONG) awaited third season "The Return," which just finished airing.  We talk the show's cult status, favorite characters/moments, the wait for The Return, our theories on the show (especially the Return's finale!) and more!  So kick back with some coffee and pie and enjoy our deep dive into the surreal, hilarious, and gruesome world of Twin Peaks!

Interview With Don May Jr. of Synapse Films!

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On a very special edition of If It Bleeds, Byrd and Trev welcome Don May Jr. of Synapse Films for their very first guest interview! Synapse has been one of the top boutique labels for cult and genre films for years. We talk at length with Don about a variety of topics, including what it takes to keep a small home video company going, the direction of home media, streaming, 4k, working with directors like Tobe Hooper and George Romero, giving Adam Wingard his big break, the decision behind Synapse's release of Triumph of the Will, and the upcoming definitive blu-ray of the Dario Argento classic, Suspiria! Kick back and enjoy. You don't wanna miss this one!

The State of the Cinematic Union

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Byrd, Trev, and special guest the Goat (Hillbilly DVD Reviews, 1980s Movie Graveyard, The Goat Show) discuss the current state of cinema.  We discuss the reliance on blockbusters, blockbuster/franchise fatigue, theaters vs. streaming, the effects of Rotten Tomatoes, the treatment of indie directors on blockbuster films, the "cinematic universe" syndrome, bad movie theater experiences, pandering to Hong Kong, and more!  There are a lot of changes going on in how we view and think about movies, and we'll get into the pros and cons of all of it!  But first, a tribute to the late, great, George A. Romero.

Review Special: Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant, The Mummy and more!

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Byrd and Trev discuss some of the first wave of big summer movies.  The two review Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Wonder Woman and Alien Covenant.  Trev also reviews the Mummy since he saw that one solo.  We'll answer all of your burning questions.  Did Guardians of the Galaxy 2 continue Marvel's hot streak?  Has DC earned some good will with Wonder Woman?  Did Covenant answer all of the burning questions we had after Prometheus?  Did the Mummy overcome all odds to establish a brand new Universal Monsters universe?  Listen to find out!  But first, we give our overall thoughts on how the year is shaping up for cinema.

The David Lynch-tacular!

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Byrd and Trev take some time to celebrate one of their favorite directors, David Lynch.  With Twin Peaks coming back for another season, we thought it would be a good idea to do a full retrospective of Lynch's career.  We discuss each of his films, our first exposure to his work, what we hope to get from the return of Twin Peaks, and much more!


Resident Evil Blowout!

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Byrd and Trev are joined by Tom (formerly of the Second Run Podcast) and Rob (of the Drinks and Thinks Podcast) to talk about one of the most baffling and confusing movie franchises ever, as they discuss the Resident Evil series.  In the winter of 2017, Byrd was forced against his will to watch all six films and discuss them with three lunatics.  Are these actually great genre films after all?  Is Byrd just a sourpuss?  Listen and find out for yourself!  But first the guys pay tribute to the late Bill Paxton and lament the closure of the IMDB message boards.

2016 In Review: Favorite and Least Favorite Films

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Byrd and Trev are joined by Tom (aka Jelli) to discuss their favorite and least favorite films of 2016.  We each give our top 15 films, bottom 5 films, and five films that we're looking forward to in 2017!  So overall, how did 2016 fare in cinema?  Listen and find out!

Rogue One, The Exorcist and Madea

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Byrd and Trev return with our sort of late review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  We also discuss the passing of Carrie Fisher and what the future may hold for Princess Leia.  We also deliver on our promise to review the first season of the Exorcist TV series and the recently released directors cut of Exorcist III.  But first, we discuss our inexplicable recent fascination with Tyler Perry's Madea films and the weird current state of the DC Extended Universe films.

Doctor Strange's Strange Hollywood Journey

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Byrd and Trev discuss the cinematic history of Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange!  Before we discuss the recent Marvel Studios blockbuster, we go all the way back to the 1978 television movie, and Full Moon's knock-off Doctor Mordrid (which itself was almost a Dr Strange movie).  How well has Doctor Strange fared compared to his Marvel counterparts?  Listen and find out!  But first, we discuss Trump, and Byrd catches up with the rest of the world by watching Stranger Things.

Halloween Special: The Exorcist Series

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For our Halloween episode this year, Byrd and Trev are taking a look at the Exorcist series!  In addition to the original 1973 classic, we're also going to discuss its sequels and prequels, its recent TV spin-off, and its 1990 parody film, Repossessed.  So join us for a spooky good time taking a look at the ups and downs of one the oddest franchises in horror!  We'll also talk about our horror viewing for this October!  But first, we discuss recent news in the worlds of Godzilla, Star Wars, Dr. Strange, and X-Men!

The Weiner Spectacular!

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On this very special episode of If It Bleeds, Byrd and Trev examine two weiner-centric films by reviewing the new documentary Weiner, all about the sexting scandal of former New York congressman Anthony Weiner and Todd Solondz new black comedy Weiner Dog!  We even compare an contrast Anthony Weiner and Weiner Dog and break down the best and worst characteristics of both.   But first we look at the controversy around the issue of diversity in Tim Burton films, the War on Halloween, Luke Cage, American Horror Story. 

Bond v. Apes: Franchise Newbs

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On the latest edition of If It Bleeds, Byrd and Trev are joined by special guest Veasey to discuss a recent experiment.  Byrd exposed Veasey to the Planet of the Apes series for the first time, and Veasey expose Byrd to the James Bond series for the first time.  The two watched 8 movies in each franchise.  How did they feel that these timeless, iconic films held up?  Are they still enjoyable to people who aren't wearing rose colored nostalgia goggles?  Listen and find out!  But first, the three discuss their experience seeing a Suicide Squad/Nine Lives double feature!

The Best Films of the Century So Far!

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On the latest edition of If It Bleeds, Byrd and Trev give their top 25 BEST (not favorite!) movies of the century so far.  But first, we have quick talk of the Purge: Election Year, Swiss Army Man, Neon Demon, High Rise, The Shallows, X-Men: Apocalypse, the GhostBros controversy, and Power Rangers casting news.  Beware of SPOILERS being discussed on some of our top 25 films.  If we talk about any you haven't seen, you may want to note the recommendation and move onto the next one!

Civil War: Marvel Films Then And Now

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On the latest edition of If It Bleeds, Byrd and Trev take a look at Marvel's latest event film, Captain America: Civil War.  But first, they look at two older, more obscure Marvel comics films and discuss the days when the name "Marvel" didn't necessarily spell success to film goers.  The films in question are Captain America (1990) and Man-Thing (2005).  How do they hold up these days?  Did they ever hold up to begin with?  Listen and find out! 

SUPERMAN III- AUDIO COMMENTARY

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For their second audio commentary, Byrd and Trev take a look at the much maligned (or misunderstood if you listen to Trev) Superman III.  While many see this as a confused Richard Pryor vehicle, some still think it holds up as an enjoyable third romp for Supes.  Watch and listen with the boys as they unpack one of the strangest superhero films ever made!

The Great Allegiant Experiment

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In March of 2016, Byrd and Trev underwent a daring and bold experiment in podcasting... to drop themselves smack dab into the middle of the Divergent film franchise.  They went and saw Allegiant, the latest movie in the series, without seeing the previous films, reading the books, or having even the smallest bit of passing knowledge of the plot.  Listen as they try to figure out what happened in this movie, what happened in the previous films, and what happens in the next and final film.  But be warned, these are the ramblings of madmen.

BATMAD V. SUPERSAD: DAWN OF DOURNESS- SPOILER TALK

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Join Byrdman v. Snyderman as they dive into Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and try to figure out just what this movie was exactly.  This is HEAVY on spoilers for the entire episode, so listen if you've seen the movie or just don't care.  But first, they talk about their childhood love of the title characters, discuss Daredevil Season 2, and Trev talks about Pee Wee's Big Holiday.

Spider-Man 2- AUDIO COMMENTARY

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It Bleeds tackles one of the most beloved superhero movies of all time in their first ever audio commentary! Why does a huge Spidey fan like Byrd dislike this movie? Why do Trev and the rest of the Spidey loving world love it so much? How does the movie hold up in a post-Avengers world? Watch the movie with us and find out the answers to these questions and more!

Fantastic February! Deadpool, the Witch, and the Oscars!

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On this episode, Byrd and Trev take a look at how February 2016 has been a surprisingly good month with both Deadpool and the Witch surpassing expectations both critcally and at the box office.  They also pay tribute to Andrzej Zulawski and discuss what it means that an R Rated superhero movie is ruling the box office.

2015 In Review and Celebrity Obituary Extravaganza

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On this episode, Byrd and Trev take a detailed look at their favorite movies of 2015, as they each give their top 15 and bottom 5 movies of the year.  This is followed by a preview of their expectations for 2016 in film. But first, comments on the deaths of David Bowie, Angust Scrimm, and Alan Rickman,

Star Wars Spectaular: The Force Awakens and Spin-Offs

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On this episode, Byrd and Trev talk one of their favorite subjects... STAR WARS.  We examine some lesser known Star Wars movies and specials before diving head first into Episode 7: THE FORCE AWAKENS.   But first we talk a little Hateful Eight and Byrd discusses the passing of one of his all time heroes.

 

Intro- John Williams- "Star Wars Theme"

Outro- Motorhead- "The Game"

Christmas Horror Special

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On this special holiday special of If It Bleeds, Byrd and Trev talk about Christmas horror films, an often overlooked subgenre of horror.  We talk about some of our favorite Christmas themed horror films, as well as provide a review for the recent box office hit KRAMPUS.  But first, we do some catching up with our takes on Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, Hunger Games, and Spectre.  And of course, there's some Star Wars talk thrown in towards the end.  Happy Holidays!

David Cronenberg Spectacular

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On our post-Halloween show, Trev and Byrd dive head first into the Plasma Pool and discuss the prolific career of David Cronenberg.  They discuss his entire filmography and what exactly made him stick out among his contemporaries.  But first, we have a random discussion on the Halloween films, the current season of iZombie, and reviews of Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse and Tales from Halloween.

Italian Horror Holocaust

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On the second October episode for 2015, the boys take a long look at Italian horror films.  We talk about why they are unique and the impact they've had on the horror genre.  The classic films of Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, and others are discussed.  We focus on giallos, zombie movies, and cannibal films, as well as other oddities.   But first we look at this October's new horror releases with brief reviews of Crimson Peak, Goosebumps, Hotel Transylvania 2, and talk about the unique experience of seeing an old school horror host go completely off the rails in a live setting.

Vincent Price Tribute Special

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On the first episode of the Halloween season, Byrd and Trev take a look at the prolific horror icon Vincent Price.  We run down our favorite films, as well as the career of the man himself.  But first, we spend some time talking about the passing of legendary director Wes Craven.

STEAKTACULAR: If It's A Steak, You Can Eat It

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On this episode, Byrd, Trev, and special guest Christina take a look at one the best scenes ever filmed.  They dissect the scene every which way in hopes to better understand the art of cinema.  Yes, we are talking about the steak dinner scene from Captain America: The First Avenger.

Intro/Outro Music: Peelander-Z: STEAK

Dinosaur Cinema Spectacular

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On this episode, Byrd and Trev take a look back at the history of dinosaur movies.  From the O'Brien and Harryhausen classics to obscure b-movies, obscure Japanese productions to a brief history of Theodore Rex, this episode will suit all your dinosaur movie needs.  Then, they hop into the biggest dino series of all time with a look back at the Jurassic Park films and a review of Jurassic World.

Slowhand Radio MCU Spectacular Part One

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The Slowhand Radio podcast event of the summer starts here, true believers.  Its part one of the Slowhand Radio Marvel Cinematic Universe special!  Starting here on If It Bleeds, and continuing on Hillbilly DVD Reviews and Second Run, join TreVision, The Mighty Byrd, The Invincible Jelli Man, Sorce Widow, The Incredible Goat, HawCorey, and  Captain Am-Eric as they unpack the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.  On Phase One of this mega-special, we unpack all the MCU films released prior to 2012's The Avengers.  Enjoy and stay tuned to Hillbilly DVD Reviews for Part 2 of this podcasting spectacular! 

If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It: The Recalibration

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On this episode, we play around with a new themed format for the show where we discuss our favorite bad movies and what makes them so wonderful.  But first we catch you up on what we've been watching, we give you some news on Spider-Man, Alien, and IMDB post of the month.

2014 Year End Spectacular

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On our year end episode, Trev and Byrd go through their favorite and least favorite films of 2014. We also have some brief words on some newer releases from the fall and winter, including The Hobbit, Interstellar, Big Hero 6, Nightcrawler, Starry Eyes, Late Phases and, uh, Tusk. And we also talk about what oddly became the biggest movie news of 2014 - the Sony leak.

Stephen King Halloween Special

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In their latest Halloween episode, Byrd and Trev are joined by Jelli, of Second Run Podcast, for a special discussion about horror maestro Stephen King. Join the guys for an in-depth, exhaustive examination of EVERY major (and some pretty minor) film and TV adaptation of King's work. Spurned psychics, rabid dogs, overzealous fangirls, haunted hotels, biblical plagues, and things in the mist - they're all here, and more. And remember, just like the Monster Squad taught us, Stephen King Rules!

Hammer Horror Super Special

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Its October, which means, its time for our horror podcasts!  On this double sized special edition of If It Bleeds, Byrd and Trev look at the long history and filmography of Britain's Hammer studios.  We talk Dracula, Frankenstein, Mummies, werewolves, science fiction, and everything in between!