Teal is tied up this week or tied down to a bed after some bizarre accident so stepping up to the plate in his place is a frequent guest, Bill From Queens.
This week’s episode is a bit of a free-form affair with Bill and James discussing everything from Wanda Vision to DC and Marvel Universes and the latest King Kong / Godzilla movie.
After sifting through the mud of low-brow entertainment, Bill and James talk about Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar-Nominated film, Another Round. The film starring Mads Mikkelsen is a spectacular achievement, and it’s one that James and Bill hope people will search out and watch. It’s currently streaming on Hulu.
Speaking of streaming, Criterion Channel is offering up a whole mess of Ennio Morricone scored films this month, 23 to be precise. It’s an excellent opportunity to watch some of the movies behind the legend’s many memorable scores. To kick things off, James watched the genre gangster film, Machine Gun McCain. And like many Italian imports of the era, it features a few known US celebrity actors mixed in with a whole slew of poorly dubbed Italian ones. This time around, we get Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, and international star Britt Ekland. Cassavetes is Hank McCain, early released from prison to help his son knock off a Las Vegas casino. With the mob intermingled in the affairs of the casino, things are about to get sticky. But McCain doesn’t care. He may just go for the money anyway.
Lots of laughs in store for listeners this episode as James and Bill yuk it up and stroll down a few blocks of memory lane.