Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Episode 220: Return From Witch Mountain

It's almost Halloween, and so Josh and Gabe are embracing the spooky spirit of the season by facing something truly scary on Mousterpiece Cinema: a sequel. Only weeks after they watched the 1975 live-action adventure Escape to Witch Mountain, your intrepid hosts are heading back. Or...returning from. Yes, that sounds better, because this week's movie is Return From Witch Mountain, with Tony and Tia going head-to-head, courtesy of the new film's baddies, Bette Davis and Christopher Lee. Could a movie with these iconic figures as the villains be bad? The answer is a big, fat, resounding "Yuuuuuuuuuup," sadly. But there's still plenty of time for Josh and Gabe to debate the important topics, such as who's going to win the World Series, and more importantly...which mountain? Which...which one? Which mountain? (Yes, get ready for puns.) Check out the new episode now!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Episode 219: Bridge of Spies

Do you love films? I mean, really love films? I'm talking classic movies like The Conversation and The Godfather. You do? Good, because it's time for a special episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, but it might as well be called I Love Films. Why? We're talking about U2 this week! That's right, we are talkin' U2 to you. OK, fine, so we're actually talking about the U-2 plane incident at the onset of the Cold War, as this event takes major precedence in Steven Spielberg's new film Bridge of Spies. (But still, we love films. Love 'em!) This week, Josh and Gabe are indeed discussing Spielberg's newest film, with friend of the show/host of The Cinephiliacs, Peter Labuza. Is Bridge of Spies another great collaboration between Spielberg and Tom Hanks? Has Hanks embraced his inner Jimmy Stewart? Is there an easy way to connect this to Saving Private Ryan? And, most importantly, what does Benghazi have to do with this movie? The truth is out there! In this episode of the show! Listen now.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Episode 218: Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

With the holidays right around the corner, Josh and Gabe couldn't think of a better way to bring on another Thanksgiving by starting early, and going back. Way back. Further than that. No, not quite that far, just--yes, that's it. Right there, to the beginning of the period when Pilgrims attempted to coexist peacefully with Native Americans. At least, in film form, and from Walt Disney Pictures. On this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, we're talking about Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, the 1994 film that asks the age-old question, "What would Mandy Patinkin look like if he had a bald spot on his head?" There's plenty of debate over whether or not the lead character's anguish or the Native Americans' plight is dramatized or not. And, once more, the demons of Skype strike again--noise issues plague us once more, but not next week. Promise! Now go listen to the show!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Episode 217: The Haunted Mansion

The walls are closing in on you. There's a mysterious creaking sound from the door to the spooky basement you never like to visit. You're in a room with no doors or windows. Yes, that's right, you're trapped. Welcome, foolish mortals, to a brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, where Josh and Gabe are in a spooky mood as they talk about the 2003 comedy The Haunted Mansion, based on the famous theme-park attraction. Getting in on the fun is International Business Times writer Monica Castillo. How terrifying will this episode get? Is there anything scarier on this episode than the prospect of watching the Eddie Murphy comedy? Is it possible that prankish spirits got in on the fun by mucking up the sound of the conversation with spooky background noise? (That one's a definite yes, so consider yourself warned.) Check out the show now, and find out what terrors lie in store!