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Talk Without Rhythm Podcast

Join El Goro, part-time luchador and full-time cinephile, as he delves into the broad grassy spaces and massed granite tarns of cinema. Each episode, El Goro discusses two movies tied together by some kind of theme. Action, sci-fi, horror, high-brow, low-brow: it's all fair game.
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Oct 7, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues as I encounter a heroic dwarf, a villainous Christopher Lee, and the origins of name in 1964's The Castle of the Living Dead.

ENDING MUSIC: Doomed by the Living Dead by Mercyful Fate

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Oct 6, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues as I crack open the Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee with 1963's Challenge the Devil.

ENDING MUSIC: Castle of the Devil by Gates of Slumber

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Oct 5, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with a horror western from the waning days of Universal Horror with 1959's Curse of the Undead.

ENDING MUSIC: Dead Outlaw by GhoulTown

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Oct 4, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with some Finnish Folk Horror in 1952's The White Reindeer.

ENDING MUSIC: Sen Verran Minäkin Noita by Korpiklaani

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Oct 3, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues as I attempt to determine if the presence of a creepy ventriloquist dummy is enough to qualify as "horror" in 1929's The Great Gabbo.

ENDING MUSIC: I'm Laughing by Otto the Dummy

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Oct 3, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm celebrating TWoRP's 13th Halloween Season by kicking-off a month-long retrospective of the venerable Friday the 13th Franchise. We begin in the beginning with 1980's Friday the 13th and 1981's Friday the 13th Part 2. Joining me in the conversation is Terry of the Strange Highways Podcast, making his main TWoRP debut!

[00:00] INTRO

[02:45] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[04:01] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[16:42] Friday the 13th (1980)

[01:09:57] Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

[01:51:31] FEEDBACK

[01:56:52] ENDING MUSIC: Friday the 13th by Frightmare

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Oct 2, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues as I find out Hell has a Gojira soundtrack in 1925's Maciste in Hell.

ENDING MUSIC: Inferno by Gojira

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Oct 1, 2022

The 13th Annual 31 Days of Halloween begins as I take a look at an avant-garde Japanese silent film from 1926 - A Page of Madness.

ENDING MUSIC: The Molesters of My Soul by Sigh

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Sep 18, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing SciTember with two 90s sci-fi flicks I used to mix up when I was a kid: 1995's Virtuosity and 1997's Gattaca.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:36] CromCast Promo

[02:20] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[13:34] Virtuosity (1995)

[01:00:51] Gattaca (1997)

[01:47:47] FEEDBACK

[01:57:36] ENDING MUSIC: Synchronicity I by The Police

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Sep 11, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing SciTember with two SF story adaptations from Steven Spielberg and the pint-sized maniac Tom Cruise. First up is the 2002 adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story Minority Report. Then we have the 2005 adaptation of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, now with 50% more 9-11 allegory.

[00:00 INTRO

[02:28] Projection Booth Promo

[03:38] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[10:10] Minority Report (2002)

[58:42] War of the Worlds (2005)

[01:50:49] FEEDBACK

[01:53:35] ENDING MUSIC: The Eve of War (Highlights Version) by Jeff Wayne featuring Richard Burton and Justin Hayward

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Sep 5, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm kicking off SciTember by taking a look at the bad things that happen when innocent aliens come to Earth in 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still and 1976's The Man Who Fell to Earth.

[0:00] INTRO

[01:48] Cult of Muscle Promo

[03:00] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[10:55] The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

[56:18] The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

[01:32:42] FEEDBACK

[01:35:29] ENDING MUSIC: Hallo Spaceboy by David Bowie

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Aug 28, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I pay tribute to the late Wolfgang Peterson by discussing 1981's Das Boot and 1984's The NeverEnding Story.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:54] The Good, The Bad, and the Odd Promo

[03:35] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[15:28] Das Boot (1981)

[01:00:35] The NeverEnding Story (1984)

[01:36:10] FEEDBACK

[01:38:48] ENDING MUSIC: Spectrum (Say My Name) by Florence + The Machine

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Aug 21, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm diving back into Shaw Bros with two films from the legendary Lau Kar-leung: 1976's Challenge of the Masters and 1977's Executioners from Shaolin.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:33] Chin Stroker vs Punter Promo

[02:40] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[23:06] Challenge of the Masters (1976)

[45:39] Executioners from Shaolin (1977)

[01:11:28] FEEDBACK

[01:16:42] ENDING MUSIC: Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit by Wu-Tang Clan

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Aug 14, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I continue my battle against the Great Unwatched Pile with two early films from Werner Herzog: 1970's Even Dwarfs Started Small and 1971's Fata Morgana.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:43] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[03:00] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[14:36] Fata Morgana (1971)

[48:13] Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

[01:19:37] FEEDBACK

[01:24:07] ENDING MUSIC: Fuck Around by Dwarves

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Aug 7, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm knocking off two more titles from my Unwatched Pile with a Shinya Tsukamoto double-feature of 2004's Vital and 2011's Kotoko.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:39] CromCast Promo

[02:23] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[12:28] Vital (2004)

[45:23] Kotoko (2011)

[01:08:35] FEEDBACK

[01:13:23] ENDING MUSIC: Blue Bird by Cocco

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Jul 31, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast we return to the sorrowfully Scandinavian cinema of Ingmar Bergman with 1961's Through a Glass Darkly and 1963's The Silence.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:36] Projection Booth Promo

[02:46] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[26:36] Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

[01:00:33] The Silence (1963)

[01:32:42] FEEDBACK

[01:35:22] ENDING MUSIC: Through a Glass Darkly by Hammock

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Jul 24, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm paying tribute to the immortal Venom Mob of Chang Cheh and Shaw Brothers with a look at 1978's The Five Venoms and 1978's Crippled Avengers.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:33] Cult of Muscle Promo

[02:46] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[28:37] The Five Venoms (1978)

[57:40] Crippled Avengers (1978)

[01:26:25] FEEDBACK

[01:29:51] ENDING MUSIC: Da Mystery of Chessboxin' by Wu-Tang Clan

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Jul 17, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I pull down two titles from my massive Unwatched Pile o' Shame: 1991's Hiruko the Goblin and 1998's Six-String Samurai.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:34] The Good, the Bad, and the Odd Promo

[02:17] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[11:12] Hiruko the Goblin (1991)

[46:10] Six-String Samurai (1998)

[01:20:57] FEEDBACK

[01:23:24] ENDING MUSIC: Love Pipe by The Red Elvises

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Jul 10, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm fulfilling a Patreon Pick from TWoRP Elite Patron Aron with a Na Hong-Jin double-feature of 2008's The Chaser and 2010's The Yellow Sea.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:59] Chin Stroker vs Punter Promo

[03:07] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[18:05] The Chaser (2008)

[49:58] The Yellow Sea (2010)

[01:15:32] FEEDBACK

[01:18:00] Pain by Dio

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Jul 3, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm joined TWoRP Elite Patron Anna P for her Patreon Pick of 1994's Shrunken Heads and 1998's Modern Vampires.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:52] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[03:09] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[14:01] Shrunken Heads (1994)

[01:01:18] Modern Vampires (1998)

[01:47:06] FEEDBACK

[01:52:46] ENDING MUSIC: No One Lives Forever by Oingo Boingo

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Jun 26, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm fulfilling a Patreon Pick from TWoRP Legionnaire Steve King of Invasion of the Podcast and The Saturday Night Slasher. Steve requested I take a look at the James Whale "not-quite biopic" Gods and Monsters and I opted for another tale of a WWI veteran turned director struggling with monster - 2000's Shadow of the Vampire.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:22] CromCast Promo

[03:06] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[18:45] Gods and Monsters (1998)

[01:00:50] Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

[01:34:42] FEEDBACK

[01:37:17] ENDING MUSIC: Of Gods and Monsters by The Spook

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Jun 19, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm fulfilling a Patreon Pick from TWoRP Elite Patron Paul of Invasion of the Podcast and Strange Highways. Paul joins me on another Hitchcock conversation, this time discussing 1954's Rear Window and 1955's To Catch a Thief.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:50] Projection Booth Promo

[03:00] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[33:22] Rear Window (1954)

[01:46:51] To Catch a Thief (1955)

[03:16:58] FEEDBACK

[03:21:32] ENDING MUSIC: Hitchcock Starlet by Horrorpops

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Jun 12, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm fulfilling a Patreon Pick from TWoRP Legionnaire Tom B. Tom has requested I take a look at 2011's Absentia so I opted to pair it up with another Mike Flanagan flick - 2016's Before I Wake.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:29] Cult of Muscle Promo

[02:42] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[11:26] Absentia (2011)

[41:47] Before I Wake (2016)

[01:16:04] FEEDBACK

[01:18:14] ENDING MUSIC: Dream Evil by Dio

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Jun 5, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm joined by TWoRP Elite Patron Trevor of the Theater of War Podcast for his Patreon Pick as we discuss 2002's We Were Soldiers and 2019's VFW.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:05] The Good, the Bad, and the Odd Promo

[02:48] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[35:50] We Were Soldiers (2002)

[01:35:16] VFW (2019)

[02:28:00] FEEDBACK

[02:38:30] ENDING MUSIC: Sgt. MacKenzie by Joseph Kilna MacKenzie

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May 30, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I close out this year's AniMayTion by putting aside childish things and revel in some fucked-up anime with 1987's Lily C.A.T. and 1991's Doomed Megalopolis.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:36] Chin Stroker VS Punter Promo

[03:43] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[14:59] Lily C.A.T. (1987)

[40:22] Doomed Megalopolis (1991)

[01:13:01] FEEDBACK

[01:20:09] ENDING MUSIC: A-L-I-E-N by Maximum the Hormone

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