Saturday, December 22, 2012

Olympic Artichoke Radio Episode Twelve

Ho, ho, ho! The guys are back in this short Christmas episode in which they discuss the 1997 film Jack Frost. There's also a Christmas-themed top ten list and some other crap that the guys want to talk about!

Jack Frost (1997) d. Michael Cooney Starring: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Shannon Elizabeth

Click the link below to download Episode Twelve:
DOWNLOAD EPISODE TWELVE


You can search for us on Stitcher for listening on your mobile device, or check us out in iTunes (click the link to the right to subscribe, or search "Olympic Artichoke Radio"). If you find us on iTunes, please leave us a positive review. We can also be found on Facebook (link to your right) and Twitter. You can also check out our site on Podbean, we have trailers and information about the show's music on that site that you might find interesting. Click the link below for our Podbean site:

http://olympicartichoke.podbean.com/ 

Music used in the Episode:
  1. Bryan - OA Theme
  2. Krispy Kreme - Christmas
  3. Steve Moore - Carol of the Bells
  4. The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)
  5. Bryan - OA Closing Theme

Monday, December 17, 2012

Olympic Artichoke Radio - Episode Eleven

After a long winter's nap, the boys at OAR are back and ready for Christmas! That's right, Episode Eleven is ready to be unwrapped by your grubby fingers. Remember, kiddies, Krampus is watching you.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) - d. Jalmari Helander Starring: Jorma Tommila, Peeter Jakobi

Santa's Slay (2005) - d. David Steiman Starring: Bill Goldberg, Douglas Smith, Emilie de Ravin


Click the link below to download Episode Eleven:
DOWNLOAD EPISODE ELEVEN

You can search for us on Stitcher for listening on your mobile device, or check us out in iTunes (click the link to the right to subscribe, or search "Olympic Artichoke Radio"). If you find us on iTunes, please leave us a positive review. We can also be found on Facebook (link to your right) and Twitter. You can also check out our site on Podbean, we have trailers and information about the show's music on that site that you might find interesting. Click the link below for our Podbean site:
http://olympicartichoke.podbean.com/ 

Music used in the Episode:
  1. Bryan - OA Theme
  2. Meco - Christmas in the Stars
  3. Danny Elfman - Ballet de Suburbia (Suite)
  4. Danny Elfman - Ice Dance
  5. Bryan - OA Closing Theme

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Olympic Artichoke Radio: Episode Ten

Episode Ten

Finally, Episode Ten is ready and waiting for your soft click! This time, it's ribbed for your aural pleasure. We've even got a special guest: David Gilbert! Enjoy. Freaks.

Jennifer's Body (2009) - d. Karyn Kusama - Starring Megan Fox, Adam Brody, Amanda Seyfried

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) - d. Nunnally Jonhson - Starring Gregory Peck, Fredric March, Jennifer Jones

Pieces (1982) - d. Juna Piquer Simon - Starring Christopher George, Lynda Day George

Click the link below to download Episode Ten:
DOWNLOAD EPISODE TEN

You can search for us on Stitcher for listening on your mobile device, or check us out in iTunes (click the link to the right to subscribe, or search "Olympic Artichoke Radio"). If you find us on iTunes, please leave us a positive review. We can also be found on Facebook (link to your right) and Twitter. You can also check out our site on Podbean, we have trailers and information about the show's music on that site that you might find interesting. Click the link below for our Podbean site:
http://olympicartichoke.podbean.com/ 

Music used in the Episode:
  1. Bryan - OA Theme
  2. Junior Brown - Party Lights
  3. Adventures of Jet - Emily Mazurinsky
  4. Power Glove - Telecom
  5. Bryan - OA Closing Theme

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Olympic Artichoke One-Hitter: Episode One

OA One-Hitter

Hey there, gang! Today we have a special surprise for you. While you are waiting around for Episode Ten of Olympic Artichoke Radio, why not check out the first episode of our shorter, more informal podcast Olympic Artichoke One Hitter.

On this week's episode, the guys discuss the Dallas music scene from the turn of the century and the film Bloody Birthday from 1981.

Download that mug here: OLYMPIC ARTICHOKE ONE-HITTER EPISODE ONE

Episode Ten of the show should be available in the very near future. We'll be discussing the movies Jennifer's Body, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, and Pieces. We will also have a special guest with us on that episode: David from Hollyweird. Should be a pretty good time, so keep checking back on this site for that one.



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

OAR - Episode Nine

Olympic Artichoke Radio - Episode Nine


Yeah, we's back! And this time, we mean it. Episode Nine is now available for download. It would serve you well to check it out. Come on.

Primer (2004) - d. Shane Carruth - Starring Shane Carruth, David Sullivan

The Red Spectacles (1987) - d. Mamoru Oshii - Starring Shigeru Chiba, Machiko Washio

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) - d. Bruce Pittman - Starring Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon, Louis Ferreira

Click the link below to download Episode Nine:
DOWNLOAD EPISODE NINE

You can search for us on Stitcher for listening on your mobile device, or check us out in iTunes (click the link to the right to subscribe, or search "Olympic Artichoke Radio"). If you find us on iTunes, please leave us a positive review. We can also be found on Facebook (link to your right) and Twitter. You can also check out our site on Podbean, we have trailers and information about the show's music on that site that you might find interesting. Click the link below for our Podbean site:

Music used in the Episode:
  1. Bryan - OA Theme
  2. Pino Donaggio - The Photographer
  3. Pino Donaggio - Dreaming Dreams
  4. Chris Isaak - Forever Blue
  5. The Supremes - Where Do I Go From Here?
  6. Bryan - OA Closing Theme

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

OAR - Episode Eight

Olympic Artichoke Radio - Episode Eight


We-he-he-hell. It looks like episode eight of Olympic Artichoke Radio is available for download. Maybe you should get on that...


Hellroller (1992) - d. Gary J. Levinson - Starring Ron Litman

Paper Moon (1973) - d. Peter Bogdanovich - Starring Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn

Clay Pigeons (1998) - d. David Dobkin - Starring Vince Vaughn, Joaquin Phoenix

Click the link below to download Episode Eight:
DOWNLOAD EPISODE EIGHT

If you want to check out the our own attempt, from a few years ago, at a wheelchair-horror flick, check out Captain Ninja Vs. Evil Dr. Robowheels, click the link below:
DR. ROBOWHEELS

You can search for us on Stitcher for listening on your mobile device, or check us out in iTunes (click the link to the right to subscribe, or search "Olympic Artichoke Radio"). If you find us on iTunes, please leave us a positive review. We can also be found on Facebook (link to your right) and Twitter. You can also check out our site on Podbean, we have trailers and information about the show's music on that site that you might find interesting. Click the link below for our Podbean site:

http://olympicartichoke.podbean.com/

Music used in the Episode:
  1. Bryan - OA Theme
  2. John Frusciante - Prostitution Song
  3. Jackson C. Frank - Milk & Honey
  4. Slayer - Altar of Sacrifice
  5. Torche - Sandstorm
  6. Bryan - OA Closing Theme

Monday, July 2, 2012

Olympic Artichoke Radio - Episode Seven


Alright. The seventh episode of Olympic Artichoke Radio is available for download.

Monsieur Verdoux (1947) - d. Charlie Chaplin - Starring Charlie Chaplin

Dellamorte Dellamore (1994) - d. Michele Soavi - Starring Rupert Everett

The Last Slumber Party (1987) - d. Stephen Tyler - Starring Jan Jennsen

Click the link below to download:

DOWNLOAD


You can search for us on Stitcher for listening on your mobile device, or check us out in iTunes (click the link to the right to subscribe, or search "Olympic Artichoke Radio"). If you find us on iTunes, please leave us a positive review. You can also check out our site on Podbean, we have trailers and information about the show's music on that site that you might find interesting. Click the link below for our Podbean site:

http://olympicartichoke.podbean.com/

Music used in the Episode:
  1. Bryan - OA Theme
  2. Stelvio Cipriani - Dangerous Flight
  3. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Love Comes in Spurts
  4. Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star
  5. Bryan - OA Closing Theme

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Olympic Artichoke Radio - Episode Six


Hellllooo boils and ghouls! Olympic Artichoke Radio is back, and this time with a bit of pizazz! Episode six sees the guys discussing that classic of American movements, the musical. You read correctly. The musical. On this episode, we discuss:

Cry-Baby (1990) - d. John Waters - Starring Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Traci Lords, Ricki Lake

Lisztomania (1975) - d. Ken Russel - Starring Roger Daltry, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas,

Funny Face (1957) d. Stanley Donen - Starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson

We also introduce a new feature this week: Soundtrack of the Week. It's pretty self-explanatory. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the penetrating sounds of those three dudes with 'tudes.

Click the link below to download:
DOWNLOAD

You can search for us on Stitcher for listening on your mobile device, or check us out in iTunes (click the link to the right to subscribe, or search "Olympic Artichoke Radio"). If you find us on iTunes, please leave us a positive review. You can also check out our site on Podbean, we have trailers and information about the show's music on that site that you might find interesting. Click the link below for our Podbean site:

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Music Used in the Episode:
  1. Bryan - OA Theme
  2. Disasterpeace - Puzzle
  3. Childish Gambino - Freaks and Geeks
  4. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
  5. Disasterpeace - Love
  6. Bryan - OA Closing Theme
 


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Olympic Artichoke Radio - Episode Five


Episode Five of Olympic Artichoke Radio is LIVE!

In this week's episode we discuss:  



Real Men (1987)- d. Dennis Feldman, Starring: John Ritter, James Belushi

Rolling Thunder (1977) - d. John Flynn, Starring: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes

The Lady Eve - d. Preston Sturges, Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn

So, tune in and enjoy the soothing sounds of three dudes talking about three movies. You know you want to

Click the link below to download:
DOWNLOAD

You can search for us on Stitcher for listening on your mobile device, or check us out in iTunes (click the link to the right to subscribe, or search "Olympic Artichoke Radio"). If you find us on iTunes, please leave us a positive review. You can also check out our site on Podbean, we have trailers and information about the show's music on that site that you might find interesting. Click the link below for our Podbean site:

http://olympicartichoke.podbean.com/

Music Used in the Episode:
  1. Bryan - OA Theme
  2. Shannon and the Clams - Cry Aye Aye
  3. Not The 1s - You Dress Like an Asshole
  4. Josh T. Pearson - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  5. Bryan - OA Closing Theme

Friday, May 25, 2012

Television Exorcise Program!

The Exorcist Coming to TV


Well, it looks like director Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) is planning on turning the classic William Peter Blatty novel into a ten-part (!) series for television. It's still be shopped for a network. Hopefully he's looking for a pay cable station in order to do this right. It would have to be pretty tamed down to make it into the CBS lineup.

You may remember that William Friedkin already made this book into a film in 1973. You may also remember that his effort was super-duper fantastic, and one of the best horror films of all time. Not sure why Durkin would want to face such a daunting task as living up to the original The Exorcist, but I'm interested. Hopefully he uses practical effects, but, again, how can you top the original?

Read the article at CinemaBlend: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Exorcist-Being-Adapted-TV-Mini-Series-42847.html

Friday, May 18, 2012

Now That's Art!

Destroyer (1988)
































Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Olympic Artichoke Radio - Episode Four

Hey guys! Episode Four of Olympic Artichoke Radio is ready for your consumption.

In this week's episode we discuss:  

The Treasure of The Sierra Madre (1948) - d. John Huston, Starring Walter Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt


Psycho II (1983) - d. Richard Franklin, Starring Anthony Perkins, Robert Loggia, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly

Jigoku (1960) - d. Nobuo Nakagawa, Starring Shigeru Amachi, Yoichi Numata

So, tune in and enjoy the soothing sounds of three dudes talking about three movies. You know you want to

Click the link below to download:
EPISODE FOUR

You can search for us on Stitcher for listening on your mobile device, or check us out in iTunes (click the link to the right to subscribe, or search "Olympic Artichoke Radio"). If you find us on iTunes, please leave us a positive review. You can also check out our site on Podbean, we have trailers and information about the show's music on that site that you might find interesting. Click the link below for our Podbean site:
http://olympicartichoke.podbean.com/2012/05/15/olympic-artichoke-radio-episode-four/ 

Thanks for tuning in!

Music Used in the Episode:
  1. Bryan - OA Theme
  2. The Ramones - We're a Happy Family
  3. Yuck - The Wall
  4. Big Black - Cables
  5. Bryan - OA Closing Theme

Monday, April 23, 2012

Olympic Artichoke Radio - Episode Three


Hey guys, OA Radio Episode Three is now available for download.

In this week's episode, the guys discuss the films:

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) - d. Peter Yates - Starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle

Hellbound (1994) - d. Aaron Norris - Starring Chuck Norris, Calvin Levels

Nosfreatu in Venice (1988) - d. Augusto Caminito - Starring Christopher Plummer, Klaus Kinski

Click the link below to download:
EPISODE THREE!

(be sure to click the link at the right to subscribe to OAR in iTunes!)

Music Used in the Episode:
  1. Bryan - OA Theme
  2. King Khan & BBQ - Zombies
  3. The Marked Men - All in Your Head
  4. Girls - Honey Bunny
  5. Bryan - OA Closing Theme

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Olympic Artichoke Radio - Episode 2

OA Radio Episode 2

This week we discuss three more films. This week's episode comes in at under an hour, so you can listen to it on your lunch break! Tune in, you just might enjoy it.

Movies Discussed:


Army of Shadows - d. Jean-Pierre Melville - 1969
Streets of Fire - d. Walter Hill - 1984
Perfect Blue - d. Satoshi Kon - 1997


Music Used in the Episode:


OA Theme - Bryan
Cherokee - Europe
Stand by Him - Ghost
White Cigarettes - P-Model
Streets of Fire - Bruce Springsteen
OA Closing Theme - Bryan

You can download episode two by clicking this link: OA Radio - Episode 2. Remember that you can subscribe to us in iTunes (either do a search, or click the link at the right), and leave us a five star review while you are there!

Music Used in the Episode:
  1. OA Theme - Bryan
  2. Cherokee - Europe
  3. Stand by Him - Ghost
  4. White Cigarettes - P-Model
  5. Streets of Fire - Bruce Springsteen
  6. OA Closing Theme - Bryan

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Upcoming Film Preview: Detention

Upcoming Film Preview: Detention
Directed By: Joseph Kahn
Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Spencer Locke, Shanley Caswell
Country: USA
Release Date: April 13, 2012

Plot Synopsis: (from Wikipedia)
The film centers around Riley Jones (Shanley Caswell), a clever but cynical social outcast at Grizzly Lake High School who is harboring an unrequited love for ironically named hipster, Clapton Davis (Josh Hutcherson) who is in turn, head over heels for Ione (Spencer Locke), a beautiful but self-absorbed cheerleader. All four are waiting out their final year of high school, but it's anyone's guess if they'll ever see graduation, as a serial killer known as Cinderhella is on the loose and preying on Grizzly Lake's student body. The principal (Dane Cook) is certain Cinderhella is a disgruntled student and figures he can keep the prom from turning into a bloodbath by putting the likely suspects in all-day detention on the day of the big dance.

If the inclusion of Dane Cook doesn't scare you off, this one actually looks pretty interesting. I'm all for slashers, even if a lot of them turn out like Laid to Rest. You can check out the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UkdZd_muq4

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Just when you think it can't get any worse...

Platinum Dunes buys the rights to the Halloween franchise.


from Screenrant.Com

Hot on the heels of the news that Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes is developing a controversial rebooting of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series comes word that the company is taking control of yet another iconic slasher horror franchise. That’s right, the next Halloween movie looks to be released under the company’s supervision.


For those who haven’t been keeping track: Platinum Dunes was also responsible for the remakes/reboots of Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Amityville Horror, Texas Chainsaw Masscre, and The Hitcher – all of which have premiered in theaters over the past ten years to decent financial returns ( and generally weak critical reception).


At this point, I honestly don't care what becomes of this franchise. Rob Zombie already railroaded it with his ridiculous reboot and its sequel. Alright, I actually did enjoy watching the sequel because it was interesting to see how dumb Zombie thinks his audience is. Nevertheless, does anyone care about this anymore?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Olympic Artichoke Radio - Episode One



What's this? A PODCAST?!


Well, boils and ghouls, I am back with some good news. At least, I think it's good news. The crew and I have been hard at work crafting our very own podcast. That's right, Olympic Artichoke has entered the 21st century!

On our first episode we discuss the films Bottle Rocket, Paris, TX, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. I encourage everyone to download it and tell us what you think.

Bottle Rocket is the 1996 comedy directed by Wes Anderson and starring those lovable Wilson brothers.

Paris, TX is from 1984, and is directed by world cinema auteur Wim Wenders. The films stars Harry Dean Stanton as a wandering mute that must come to grips with the realities of his past.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 from 1986 is Tobe Hooper's follow-up to his original film in which he eschews realistic terror for a more zany feel in this over-the-top gorefest.

So click below and download episode one of Olympic Artichoke Radio. I think you'll be happy with the results.

OLYMPIC ARTICHOKE RADIO: EPISODE ONE

Music used in this episode:
  1. OA Theme - Bryan
  2. Shutterbug - Big Boi
  3. Snakes of Christ - Danzig
  4. No One Lives Forever - Oingo Boingo
  5. It Hurts Your Daddy Bad - The Reverend Horton Heat
  6. OA Closing Theme - Bryan

Monday, March 5, 2012

Films from the Crypt: Episode 14 - The Last Slumber Party (1988)




Films from the Crypt: Episode 14 - The Last Slumber Party (1988)
IMDb link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212302/
Director: Stephen Tyler (not that one)
Starring: Jan Jenson
Tagline: "...where the girls are DYING for a good time."

Full disclosure here, The Last Slumber Party is a film that is near and dear to my heart. My friends an I "discovered" this gem many years ago while trolling our local Blockbuster Video for bad horror fare. And we hit the mother lode with The Last Slumber Party.

I've seen this movie many, many times over the last few year. I rented it so many times from Blockbuster, that I wound up just keeping the tape. I eventually upgraded to the bare bones double-feature DVD (which comes along with Terror at Tenkiller).

The plot, such as it is, is about a group of three teenage girls (Linda, Chris, and Tracy) who celebrate the last day of school with a sleepover. The three ladies hang out and do stupid stuff at Linda's house. Of course, being an eighties movie, some cool bros decide to crash the party and get with these young ladies. As it turns out, while all of this is going on a patient of Linda's dad (Dr. Sickler) flips out when he's told he's going to be receiving a lobotomy (!) and flees. He kills two people with a stolen scalpel and dons an orderly uniform.

There's a lot of really confusing stuff in this movie. Linda's dad seems to appear and disappear whenever it's convenient. He goes to get some orange juice at one point and is gone for forever. There's an out-of-place dream sequence that involves some supernatural elements. I don't know, it's probably best not to overthink this one, but it sure is fun. There's lots of cool eighties cliches to poke fun at (cool mullets, a nerd named "Science"), and honestly the whole movie is just plain awful.

It's a shot on video movie, and as far as I can tell the director Stephen Tyler never really went on to do much else (except for fronting Aerosmith!). There is one other listing for him on IMDb and it's some bizarre sex movie from Japan in 2002. He's listed as co-director. That seems strange. You can tell that he just had some friends that would let him shoot in their house so he decided to make a movie.

The gore (which is VERY minimal) is pretty awful. They do a lot of extreme closeups, particularly when the villain is cutting someone's neck with the scalpel. Usually the blood starts pouring about halfway through the cut, which seems like accurate anatomy.

I don't know. You either like this kind of crap, or you don't. I doubt I could convince anyone to like this movie, but maybe I can make more of you aware that it's out there. I wholeheartedly endorse it. I would definitely recommend that you watch it with a group of friends that are game to riff on the film. It's way more fun that way.

Oh yeah, and just so you know, none of those girls on the box art are in the movie.
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