Cinemondo Podcast

Cinemondo Podcast

CINEMONDO is weekly movie review podcast featuring three lifelong movie fiends (and a pitbull named Darwin), who have always been on the edges of the mainstream, talking about film and genre entertainment.... Show More

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October 7, 2019 75 min

Kathy, Mark and Burk run down Stephen King’s list of his 22 favorite films of all time. One by one, and we’ve seen almost every one of them. King is one of those writer/creators who always recommends the good stuff. You can trust the guy. There’s a bit of old and quite a few new films and some are a little unexpected. What makes a movie worthy of being on Stephen King’s Favorites list? And how many films on the list are based on... Read more

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Another Mystery Date episode with special guest Lisa Fancher. The Cinemondo gang surprise each other with some good stuff you need to see… or maybe something we DARE you to watch all the way through. Can you handle John Travolta in dreadlocks? Can you stand the terror of hillbillies and experiments gone awry? Can you bear to revisit one of the earliest examples of the modern True Crime genre?

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September 23, 2019 65 min

The Cinemondo gang welcomes the mighty David Yow to the studio. David is the front man for bands like Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard, and even Flipper. And he still manages to find the time to act in some excellent films such as SOUTHBOUND, UNDER THE SILVER LAKE and Netflix's I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE.

We talk about music and movies and what it means to be a working actor in Hollywood. Some am... Read more

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September 16, 2019 76 min

Kathy, Mark and Burk welcome the almost impossibly energetic Tony Valenzuela to the studio to talk about his various feature films and the creation of BlackBoxTV. From a dream to reality, Tony gives us a master class on how to actually DO those things you keep saying you should be doing. Jump right in and follow your dreams. Expect failures and learn to live with them. Tony’s a fascinating guest with a lot of wise advice and hil... Read more

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The human star of ITSY BITSY, Elizabeth Roberts joins Kathy, Mark and Burk for a deep dive into everyone’s favorite giant spider movie. Elizabeth gives a very entertaining behind the scenes look at the production of ITSY BITSY and how it all happened and what it was liking working with the other cast members… including the giant spider herself, which was not computer generated, but right there in the room with the actors. A real... Read more

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Kathy, Mark and Burk review Al White's beautiful film, STARFISH, which has things we like, and things we didn’t like so much.

Kathy talks about the promotion and trailer for the upcoming Mike Flanagan film of a Stephen King novel called DOCTOR SLEEP.  We’re pretty hopeful because one of our favorite directors is making another adaptation of a book by one of our favorite writers. We get into THE MATRIX film and the... Read more

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The Cinemondo gang turns our attention to a giant spider movie, which gives Mark the willies, but we made him watch it anyway. Micah Gallo's ITSY BITSY is a classic old-school monster film with some nicely defined characters and a genuinely creepy monster. And stars Bruce Davison - bonus! Join us in the attic where we discuss Insect Horror and why bugs and spiders can be so haunting and creepy.

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August 19, 2019 68 min

What is Hollywood? Kathy, Mark and Burk talk about what it’s like to work in the entertainment industry. Is it all about who you know? Luck? Timing? Does talent and a willingness to work your butt off have anything to do with it?

We also get into the promotional materials for the upcoming Netfilx series MINDHUNTER 2 with Kathy, some insights into how current events can impact the release of certain films with Mark an... Read more

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August 11, 2019 40 min

We discuss the 2009 film TRIANGLE. Definitely worth a look if you missed it when it came out. Kathy, Mark and Burk do their best to avoid spoilers as they discuss a movie that’s almost nothing but spoilers. It’s basically a film about a group of folks on a sailboat who encounter a horrifying storm and find what appears to be their rescue in the form of an abandoned cruise ship that just happens to be passing by. Set, we assume, ... Read more

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August 4, 2019 33 min

The Cinemondo gang changes up their format and has some fun with musical interludes. Let us know what you think! We also discuss directors, Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl's film, PROSPECT; a surprisingly good low budget sci-fi film about being stranded on an alien planet and only one way to get back into orbit.

Music composed and performed by Burk Sauls.

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July 28, 2019 50 min

Special guest, actor Jacob Pitts (Justified,The Sinner, Eurotrip) returns! He joins Kathy, Lisa and Burk  as we delve into vampire lore and what it is about the blood-drinking undead that keeps them haunting the realms of entertainment. We go into DARK SHADOWS and BLOOD FOR DRACULA and BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA and everything else they can think of including Count Duckula, Count Chocula and The Count on Sesame Street… Christopher Le... Read more

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The Cinemondo gang takes a close at US… did it live up to the hype? Is it a horror film or a science fiction film? We discuss what we think the director was going for and try to analyze the story and the motivations of the characters. Be warned, not all of us agree on this one…

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The Cinemondo Cult takes a Deep Dive into Ari Aster’s new film MIDSOMMAR. A disorienting almost psychedelic movie is made even more bizarre by a 7.1 earthquake! We discuss this disturbing, and unique followup to Aster’s HEREDITARY, and we all agree that this is classy horror film that’s definitely worth discussing at length. Many details to discuss and more going on than you might notice on the first viewing. Definitely a filmma... Read more

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July 7, 2019 90 min

Kathy, Lisa and Burk (Mark had the day off) have a fascinating chat with actor Jacob Pitts about acting and what makes a bad movie good and what makes a good movie great. We get into the 70s, and try to figure out what makes films from that era so good and still resonant with us. Why are so many of them iconic and so powerful? Jacob Pitts tells us some great stories about working on JUSTIFIED, SINNER and EUROTRIP among many othe... Read more

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Kathy, Lisa and Burk (Mark is off touring with his punk rock band) have a chat about punk rock movies… What makes a punk rock movie legit? What makes a good punk movie and what makes them seem fake and dumb? We talk about fictional punks and documentaries about real punk bands, and Lisa brings her expertise on the subject to the table and lets us know some fascinating facts about being the founder of the legendary Frontier Recor... Read more

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Kathy, Mark and Burk welcome special guest Gabrielle Stone to the Cinemondo studios. Gabrielle is a filmmaker, writer, director and actress… daughter of Christopher Stone and Dee Wallace Stone. Gabrielle tells us about her short films and various upcoming projects including a book about a nightmare year in her life that she turned into a life-changing positive. We all have a really fun time chatting with Gabrielle about making f... Read more

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Another Mystery Date episode where Kathy, Mark and Burk surprise each other with their terrible taste in movies... or their excellent taste, I can’t remember. Anyway, the gang brings up three movies that you may not have seen, but should... or maybe a film you haven’t seen in years but need to see again. Check it out and find out if you’re all caught up on the cool stuff.

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The gang talks with their old friend, director Joe Berlinger, about his amazing work in documentary film, and scripted film. We go through Joe’s history starting with BROTHER’S KEEPER, his renowned trilogy PARADISE LOST (The West Memphis Three case (Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley) co-directed with Bruce Sinofsky) on up through his most recent films about Ted Bundy, EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE a... Read more

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The Cinemondo gang discuss Paul Schrader and his most recent film FIRST REFORMED with Ethan Hawke. What are the themes that run through Schrader’s work, and how do his earlier films like TAXI DRIVER and RAGING BULL compare to this latest film.

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Kathy, Mark, Burk and their guest Lisa Fancher discuss the two versions of SUSPIRIA. The differences, the deeper implications and what we think they both have in common. Witchcraft and ultra violence in two very different, but oddly stylized worlds. What does it all mean, though?

MAJOR SPOILER WARNING: This is an in depth look at these films so spoilers are revealed big time. Watch First Listen Later.

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