The Living Daylights – Timothy Dalton’s first Bond. Dalton does fine but the plot is nothing new. It lets all the bros down. Fake Script. Sad.

 

References:

Falco - Der Kommissar

 

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No sparkly vampires here, instead we get Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, and Gene Hackman in a fun noir thriller.

The supporting cast is also formidable: Stockard Channing, James Garner, Reese Witherspoon, Live Schreiber, Giancarlo Esposito, Margo Martindale, John Spencer, and M. Emmet Walsh.

Note: This Eric and Drew only episode was recorded in December 2015 and inserted into the calendar this week due to minor illness. It’s also a bite sized ep but hey, sometimes that happens. We’ll be back next week with a full-on three bro pod.

 

References:

Billie Holiday - The Very Thought of You

Harper (1966)

Twilight, a novel by William Gay (2006)

Gates of Eden: Stories by Ethan Coen

 

File length 36:14

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North By Northwest is an enduring classic.

It leads to a wide range of tangents including: Rich Little, director cameos, panic attacks and agoraphobia, and the evil that is the Dave Matthews Band.

Eric’s panic attack / agoraphobia / Dave Matthews “little tangent” runs from 1:00:00 – 1:27:00

Housekeeping starts at 1:43:30

Drew’s Medical Update starts at 1:47:30

Merriam-Webster - Definition of FECKLESS 1: WEAK, INEFFECTIVE She can't rely on her feckless son. 2: WORTHLESS, IRRESPONSIBLEa feckless maneuver that could only serve to strengthen the enemy — Simon Schama

References:

North By Northwest title sequence

Rich Little's Phonies

List of Hitchcock cameos

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello

David O. Selznick

Feckless

Ernest Borgnine's Secret of Longevity

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Rattlesnakes

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

 

File length 1:50:14

File Size 101.1 MB

 

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Roger Moore’s last Bond.   Bro J’s fave, Drew thinks it lets Roger down, but Eric is neither shaken nor stirred.  They all love Roger Moore though.

Discussed during Bond: the Cold War, Iman vs Grace Jones, Eric questions Drew’s knowledge (at his peril), bestiality, CPAP, Sesame Street pratfalls, the DAK catalog, equine brucellosis, Andrew Stevens, Code Red (TV show), and 2010’s Mongolian Death Worm.

Housekeeping starts at approx. 1:08:30

Discussed during housekeeping: helicopter rides (not a euphemism), One Mississippi, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker, and Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

References:

Duran Duran - A View To A Kill

The Little Middle Mermaid - Le Poisson

Equine Brucellosis

Code Red (1981-1982)

Mongolian Death Worm (2010)

David LeBarron - Tanya Roberts Tahiti Village ad parody

One Mississippi

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker

The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution: 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

File length 1:20:49

File Size 74.3 MB

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The untimely death of Bill Paxton caused the Bros to tackle U-571, a light-weight WWII submarine movie.

The film isn’t great but the resulting discussion was fun.

Bill Paxton filmography starts at 28:30

Topics include: watching a movie in a theater by oneself, how a rousing score changes your movie, the historical accuracy of Jon Bon Jovi movies, 80’s New Wave music, the movie Hardware, the Academy Awards gaffe, new cars, daddy’s movie request, and the evils of Comcast

References:

Airplane - do you like movies about gladiators

Martini Ranch - Reach

2nu - Spaz Attack

Linc the creeper (Willaim Hootkins) singing in Hardware

Ministry - Stigmata

Cole Wetzel - Emotional PSA background music

 

File length 1:18:30

File Size 64.8 MB

 

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Sicario gets a 5 star rating from Drew and Eric and a bit less from J, though all agree the score is fantastic. Drew suggests a second viewing would enhance the experience.

 

The brothers discuss the spectrum of actors which include: Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Shia LaBeouf, Crispin Glover, James Franco, and Jared Leto.

Housekeeping begins at 1:00:00, during which they discuss: 1973’s The Exorcist, 1996’s Thesis, stubborn males, concussions, 2016’s Train to Busan, 2015’s Spotlight, 2015’s The Big Short, the 2017 TV series Santa Clarita Diet, and bathroom percussion.

References:

Johnny English Trailer

Excess Baggage

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) IMDb

Enemy (2013) IMDb

Alaskan Excapes Kidnappers in Mexico - Juneau Empire

Shep Smith DESTROYS Donald Trump

The Exorcist (1973) - IMDb

Thesis (1996) - IMDb

Train to Busan (2016) IMDb

The Big Short (2015) IMDb

Spotlight (2015) IMDb

Santa Clarita Diet (TV Series) IMDb

File length 1:20:34

File Size 74.0 MB

Alaskan escapes kidnappers in Mexico

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 By The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage woman kidnapped from a beach home in Mexico escaped by slipping into a dark jungle and walking to a town. Tammy Griffin, 46, a regional manager for The Hotel Group, slashed her feet during her flight but was not seriously hurt, her three children said Sunday.

The 5-foot-4, 120-pound Griffin is a grandmother and big game hunter in Alaska. She phoned her children Saturday from Mexico to tell them what happened, they told the Anchorage Daily News.

They had not had time to worry - she escaped before they knew she had been kidnapped from a beach home near Zihuatanejo, a popular tourist destination on Mexico's west coast.

She escaped using survival savvy learned from growing up in Alaska and hunting, her family said. She has killed at least one black bear and several moose and deer, her son said. "She's a survivor. She's tough as hell," said Taylor Tanner, 20, at the family's home in East Anchorage.

 

Tammy Griffin and her husband, Mike, 52, travel often to Mexico. The ordeal began Thursday night at about 8 p.m., said Amanda Aguilar, 28, of Eagle River, Griffin's oldest child. Several kidnappers and perhaps as many as five had robbed a couple in a home near the Griffin's residence. They walked that couple at gunpoint to the Griffin's vacation home, Aguilar said.

Mike Griffin walked outside and the men thrust rifles in his face, ordered him in the house and struck him, Aguilar said. Tammy Griffin was asleep in a bedroom. Griffin told KTUU-TV that she heard her husband yell that they were being robbed. A gunman ordered her into the living room, pointed a gun at Mike Griffin's head, tied him up and blindfolded him.

The men grabbed cash, guns, a laptop computer, a DVD player, tools, cash and other items of value. They said they did not have enough and would take Griffin for ransom, she said.

Leaving a cell phone behind for Mike Griffin to arrange a ransom, they drove off in the Griffin's rental car. The kidnappers met up with other men, left the car and drove to a remote area in the mountains about 45 minutes away. After walking deeper into the jungle, they gave Tammy Griffin a mat and rested on the jungle floor.

There were as many as seven men in all and they took turns watching her. Her children said she remained submissive but confident, refusing to cry. "She just did what they asked her to do, which is why they never tied her up," Aguilar said. "They figured a petite redheaded white girl isn't going to run into the jungle."

They did not blindfold her, and Griffin interpreted that as a sign they were planning to kill her. "She knew running was her best chance of survival," Tanner said.

 

About 3 a.m., when her guard fell asleep, Tammy quietly walked away, Aguilar said. In her escape, wearing flip-flop sandals, she crashed through brush and spider webs, stopping to listen often but never hearing pursuers, Aguilar said.

She found a creek and followed it, knowing it would flow to the coast and coastal highway. After the sun came up, she reached a town and walked into a small store. The shop owners gave her a calling card to dial police, Aguilar said

Mike Griffin, who owns Aurora Construction services, was not planning to return to Anchorage for a month. He's building onto the couple's vacation home, Aguilar said. Tammy, who is staying with friends, will stick around for another week to work with the U.S. embassy and local officials to find her abductors.

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NIACW 188 The Numbers Station

The Numbers Station has huge logic holes but it also has John Cusack and Richard Brake so turn off your brain and enjoy.

This is a Brothers E and J only ep while Drew is in the field.

Housekeeping starts about 40:00 and it’s all Food Network talk. Slurp it up!

 

References:

Black Rain

5 Creepiest Numbers Station Recordings

Tracking The Lincolnshire Poacher - BBC Radio 4

 

File length 55:15

File Size 50.8 MB

 

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NIACW 187 Network

In the age of infotainment and President Trump, a film like Network might not seem so satirical but in 1976 it was the darkest of satires and a damning criticism of “modern” journalism.

 

It’s one of Brother E’s favorite films but Brother J thought it didn’t translate to a modern audience.

 

We have a fun discussion about media luminaries such as: Glenn Beck, Christine O’Donnell, Bill Maher, Dan Savage, Michael Savage, Alex Jones, Steve Bannon, President Trump, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Shepard Smith, Nancy Grace, and Jenny Jones. Brother J shares a theory on framing beach scenes.

 

In housekeeping we discuss: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Trolls, Inside Out, The Butterfly Effect, Asylum Blackout, Perkins 14, and Darling.

References:

Duet - Season 2 Opening

The Life and On Air Suicide of Christine Chubbuck | Lost Media Monday Episode 42

Christine O'Donnell ad

Christine O'Donnell on Bill Maher

Michael Savage on Atkins Diet

Alex Jones on Reptilians

How to Spot the Reptilians Running the U.S. Government - The Atlantic

Shepard Smith Apologizes

 

File length 1:27:17

File Size 80.1 MB

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NIACW 186 Grosse Pointe Blank

Grosse Pointe Blank is full of great actors quipping fun lines amidst solid action sequences set to late 80’s music. What’s not to love?

Correction: Eric mentions that the director, George Armitage, also directed 1971’s “Private Duty Nurses,” which Eric described as a “Nudie Cutie” movie. Upon further review it is probably better described as a “Sexploitation” movie.

In housekeeping we discuss Rogue One, The Accountant, House of 1000 Corpses, Dawn of the Dead, and Exorcist III. We also recommend the podcasts: “Monster Party” and “In the Dark.”

References:

Something Weird Reel Wild Cinema - Nudie Cuties

Angry Man Flips Out On Judge Judy

The Jerry McGuire Video Store

PCU trailer (1993)

The Specials - Pressure Drop

Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds - Pressure Drop

Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door

Bobby Bare - Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goal Posts of Life

House of 1000 Corpses trailer

Exorcist III IMDB

Monster Party Podcast

Monster Party Podcast (iTunes)

Monster Party Podcast's YouTube Channel

In The Dark podcast

Exorcist III IMDB

 

File length 1:04:51

File Size 59.6 MB

 

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NIACW 185 Octopussy

Octopussy proves that one can forgive a lot of goofiness if the pacing is fast enough. It has clowns, twins, an all-girl ninja force, a Faberge egg, elephants, a tiger, a submarine that looks like a crocodile, a nuclear bomb, and a crazy Russian general but it’s still fairly grounded to reality.

Also: true elevator horror story

Orlando Sentinel:

Elevator Crushes Woman Caught Between Floors

October 1, 1991 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA —

A woman was crushed in a parking garage elevator as fellow passengers tried to save her. The woman was caught Sunday between floors of the J.C. Penney Co. parking garage elevator. She was getting on when the elevator started going up and she slipped, police said. ''As she stepped on the elevator, it suddenly started to go up,'' police Lt. Bill Gaither said. ''There was no one standing at the control panel, and the doors stayed open.'' The woman dangled half on and half off the elevator and was crushed as five other passengers frantically pressed buttons to save her, Gaither said.

Credit: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-10-01/news/9110010789_1_elevator-crushed-parking-garage

References:

Skyfall "gay scene"

Outwitting Squirrels: 101 Cunning Stratagems to Reduce Dramatically the Egregious Misappropriation of Seed from Your Birdfeeder by Squirrels by Bill Adler Jr.

Crochet: 30 Beautiful Crochet Patterns for Beginners by William Blackburn

The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander by Pete Blaber

Aftershock

The Invisible Man film 1933

31 - by Rob Zombie

Our Brand is Crisis

 

File length 1:16:18

File Size 70.1 MB

 

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