Movie Meltdown

Movie Meltdown

We are a movie-themed podcast! Each episode is filled with a dealer's choice of interviews with interesting actors, filmmakers and other guests as well as lengthy discussions of specific movies. Plus our own brand of ridiculous humor with conversations about trends in Hollywood and changes in the film industry.... Show More

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June 29, 2020 76 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 525

This episode we try to see if it's possible to - fix the Crystal Skull. The fourth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise has frustrated fans since it's initial release. So we start with our on-going recasting question... could something as simple as recasting the role of Mutt Williams save this movie? But then we start to ask even bigger questions like... what if Indy and Marion had a daugh...

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June 18, 2020 94 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 524

We recently posed the question, If they made a live-action "Battle of the Planets" movie - who gets cast as the leads? So we settle in for a discussion about different options... from big-budget blockbuster choices to more age-appropriate actors. What are the best selections?

And while we realize we are natural social distancers, we also cover… Cowboy and Aliens, The Great, The Gift, The Mandalo...

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Movie Meltdown: Episode 523

As we ease back into the real world, we sit down... in the same room… and have a discussion. Weird? Sure... but we try to overcome our adopted anti-social nature and discuss just some of the things we've been watching while locked in our homes. 

And as we give things a chance that we previously wouldn't have, we also bring up… Shazam, The Lodge, Guardians, the Back to the Future trilogy, The Hust...

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Movie Meltdown: Episode 522 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

We’re back!! The Meltdown Horror Club rises from the quarantine crypt! And we kick things off with a recent horror outing... as we discuss the 2020 release of "The Turning" directed by Floria Sigismondi. 

And as we settle into our own creepy vibe, we also address…  the spider, a very repressed upbringing, tighten my doorknobs, the reset, The Shining, CG eff...

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Movie Meltdown - Episode 521

The geek activities check-in continues as we virtually visit with Sam Drog and see what he's been up to and what he's been watching in these unusual times. 

And as we realize most of what we say qualifies as a headline for Weekly World News, we also mention… The Black Hole, Train to Busan, The Lost Boys, The Girl with All the Gifts, Goonies Kool-Aid, Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National ...

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Movie Meltdown - Episode 520

This episode we continue our running check-in series as we visit with Dick Starr for a discussion about the world around us, life choices and the movies we watch along the way. 

And as we peek out of our compound through our periscope, we also cover… The Fanatic, Cursed Films, conspiracy theories, Rambo: Last Blood, Kung Fury, Against the Dark, Killer Couch, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal ...

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April 22, 2020 117 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 519

We're back to check in with some different Meltdown regulars... to see what they've been up to during the quarantine. And as we have candy for dinner (since there are no rules when no one is around to see), we also bring up… Tom Hardy, Mel Gibson, Knives Out, Rambo: Last Blood, Ozark, Wild Wild Country, Jojo Rabbit, Midsommar, Mirage Men, Cheers, Never Surrender, Battle of the Planets, Independe...

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April 12, 2020 89 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 518

Since everyone is trapped at home, we decide to stay in touch during these weird times with a new quarantine edition of one of our old favorite discussions... geek activities. 

While we return to our standard operating procedure of ramble and say bad words, in the process we also address… Daybreak, The Witcher, Felicia Day, Locke & Key, October Faction, John Wick 3, American Horror Story: 1984, Futu...

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April 5, 2020 4 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 517 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

This episode the Horror Club attempts to reconvene in our new, semi-post-apocalyptic world. What is left in this new existence? What horrors will we discover? And will there still be cookies?! All this and more will be answered as we sit down to discuss the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's story Gerald's Game.

So remember to play responsibly in your own q...

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March 20, 2020 202 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 516

Settle in for an extensive discussion of the sci-fi "classic" - Battle Beyond the Stars. And this is a film that definitely gives us a lot to dig into, considering the movie is produced by Roger Corman, written by John Sayles, featuring music composed by James Horner, art direction and visual effects by James Cameron… just to name a few of it's notable crew. Plus a star-studded cast includin...

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March 7, 2020 7 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 515 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

This Horror Club episode we discuss "Polaroid", the 2019 film directed by Lars Klevberg. And as we run through the weird urban legends of Polaroids, we also bring up… Locke & Key, Horse Girl, Eerie, Indiana, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Madelaine Petsch, throuples are all the rage, walking around with a kerosene lantern, there’s a lot of loose ends to ...

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February 22, 2020 129 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 514

It’s time to announce the winners of this year’s Meltdown Awards! Join us as we discuss all the nominees and then reveal the winners from the 2019 films and performances voted on by our listeners. 

So load up on hors d'oeuvres with frilly toothpicks, for this fancy event as we also address… that Grammy scandal, this one junkyard set, limited edition Chucks, Child’s Play, envelopes, Florence Pugh, Ji...

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February 3, 2020 5 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 513 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

The Meltdown Horror Club is back to discuss In the Tall Grass. This 2019 film is directed by Vincenzo Natali and is based on a Stephen King story. So listen as we delve into this visually interesting and seemingly disorienting movie - plus we continually address just how well King’s writing transfers to the screen. 

And as we delve into King-style, very self-indul...

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January 26, 2020 139 min

Attack of the Killer Soundtrack 60

This episode we're joined by composers Erich Stem and David Neville to play and discuss all the 2019 Oscar nominees for both Best Original Song and Best Original Score

And while we kindle our memories of the intellectual components of some of our favorite films, we also cover… Beyoncé, Cats, The Oath, a classically trained cellist from Iceland, Call of Duty, that kind of exaggerated sound, A...

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January 13, 2020 139 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 512

This outing we crawl our way into the disaster movie genre, as we spend a good portion of the episode trying to decide - just what makes a disaster movie. Plus we discuss our Sofa Theater feature - Crawl starring Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper and directed by Alexandre Aja.

And while we all work on our horrendous Michael Caine impressions, we also bring up… Irwin Allen, The Swarm, The Towering Inferno, T...

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December 31, 2019 158 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 511

This episode we celebrate Life Day and the final chapter in the Skywalker saga... The Rise of Skywalker. Join us as we discuss the finer points of this latest movie. How effective it is as the last movie in this most recent trilogy. And how well it wraps up this huge story arc that has meant so much to so many people - for generations. 

And as we try to recollect just which stories are canon and which o...

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December 12, 2019 77 min

Attack of the Killer Soundtrack 59

As the world is about to be reintroduced to Lando Calrissian on the big screen, we thought what better time than to talk with Billy Dee Williams about his crossovers into the music industry. And of course, along the way we build a soundtrack from his different films and music tie-ins. 

“...they were sort of gearing me up to become a sheik eastside nightclub singer.”  

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Movie Meltdown - Episode 510

This episode we talk with Jonah Ray about art, friendship, movies, comedy, music and Mystery Science Theater 3000.

And while we try to convert people to our pop culture religion, we also mention… Joel Hodgson, Mel Brooks, Weird Al Yankovic, Paul Myers, refusing the call to action, Defending your Life, Kids in the Hall, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Hawaii, Anthony Bourdain, Ed Wood, Chris Farley, Feli...

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November 26, 2019 7 min

Movie Meltdown - Episode 509 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

Welcome to the Horror Club exclusive... Meltdown dysfunctional family Thanksgiving celebration! Featuring not only dinner of mostly traditional foods, but also a full discussion of the minorly Thanksgiving-related movie Kristy.

And while we try to decide just what we think of the plant-based imitation turkey slices, we also cover… Castle Rock, The Irishman, baby Y...

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Movie Meltdown - Episode 508

This episode we’re joined by special guest Tony Moore. Now you probably know Tony as the co-creator of The Walking Dead comic series. Or if you are more of a comic fan, you also may know his titles like Battle Pope, Fear Agent and The Exterminators. And of course, in recent years, you’ve seen his work as part of several huge series for some of Marvel’s biggest characters. 

But as usual, in our on-going ...

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