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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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Dec 4, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast, I'm continuing my exploration of Neo Noir for another week. And since 'tis the Holiday Season, 'tis also the time for Shane Black action flicks! To that end, I'm discussing 2005's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and 2016's The Nice Guys.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:50] Cult of Muscle Promo

[03:03] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[14:31] Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

[43:22] The Nice Guys (2016)

[01:08:54] FEEDBACK

[01:14:30] ENDING MUSIC: White Christmas by Vonda Shepard and Robert Downey Jr.

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Nov 27, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm concluding NeoNoirVember with a question: if a movie is known for its twist ending, does it still hold up to repeat viewings? I'll see if I can answer that with 1995's The Usual Suspects and 2000's Memento.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:50] The Good, The Bad, and The Odd Promo

[02:33] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[16:32] The Usual Suspects (1995)

[01:02:33] Memento (2000)

[01:58:34] FEEDBACK

[02:06:32] ENDING MUSIC: Something in the Air by David Bowie

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Nov 20, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm once again joined by Paul from Invasion of the Podcast and Strange Highways as we explore the auditory obsession side of NeoNoirVember with 1974's The Conversation and 1981's Blow Out.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:44] Chin Stroker vs Punter Promo

[02:52] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[35:19] The Conversation (1974)

[01:37:52] Blow Out (1981)

[02:47:37] FEEDBACK

[02:50:15] ENDING MUSIC: Theme from Blow Out by Pino Donaggio

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Nov 13, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing NeoNoirVember with two 70s Philip Marlowe flicks - 1973's The Long Goodbye and 1978's The Big Sleep.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:46] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[03:03] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[16:38] The Long Goodbye (1973)

[55:41] The Big Sleep (1978)

[01:21:25] FEEDBACK

[01:24:29] ENDING MUSIC: The Long Goodbye by John Williams and Jack Sheldon

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Nov 6, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm kicking off Neo-NoirVember with a look at two James Ellroy adaptations with WILDLY different reputations: 1997's L.A. Confidential and 2006's The Black Dahlia.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:30] The CromCast Promo

[03:14] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[22:37] L.A. Confidential (1997)

[01:11:23] The Black Dahlia (2006)

[01:59:39] FEEDBACK

[02:02:20] ENDING MUSIC: Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Johnny Mercer

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Oct 31, 2022

The 13th Annual 31 Days of Halloween comes to a close with 2021's The Black Phone and a look back the Top 5 Films of this year's 31 Days.

ENDING MUSIC: Halloween by King Diamond

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Oct 30, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm wrapping-up my Friday the 13th series with two Jason fan films: 2017's Never Hike Alone and 2020's Never Hike in the Snow. Now I was supposed to have Steven King of The Saturday Night Slasher and Invasion of the Podcast on this episode, but he mysteriously vanished doing field research at an old abandoned summer camp. So instead, his co-host Paul is once again stepping up to talk some Jason, with or without rhythm.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:17] Projection Booth Promo

[03:27] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[52:46] Never Hike Alone (2017)

[01:39:26] Never Hike in the Snow (2020)

[02:27:34] FEEDBACK

[02:32:22] ENDING MUSIC: He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask) by Lordi

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Oct 30, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues as I encounter some prairie madness in 2019's The Wind.

ENDING MUSIC: The Lost Soul by The Handsome Family

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Oct 29, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with some Jodorowsky-inspired folk horror in 2019's Luz: The Flower of Evil.

ENDING MUSIC: Built on Ashes by Zeal and Ardor

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Oct 28, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with some demonic Deutschland what-the-fuckery in 2018's Luz.

ENDING MUSIC: Zeig Dich by Rammstein

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Oct 27, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with a paranormal parable of mental illness and grief in 2016's We Go On.

ENDING MUSIC: Ghost by VNV Nation

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Oct 26, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues as I can't decide whether found footage is a format or a genre in 2016's Found Footage 3D.

ENDING MUSIC: Spectre by KMFDM

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Oct 25, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with found-footage Folk Horror in 2013's The Borderlands, also known as Final Prayer.

ENDING MUSIC: The Old Gods Return by Blue Oyster Cult

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Oct 24, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues as I debate if a Horror Western can be set in Alabama in 2004's Dead Birds.

ENDING MUSIC: Swallowed by Sin by Those Poor Bastards

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Oct 23, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm joined by my buddy Paul from Invasion of the Podcast and Strange Highways to discuss the final two theatrically-released films in my Friday the 13th retrospective: 2001's Jason X and 2009's Friday the 13th.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:45] Cult of Muscle Promo

[02:57] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[25:00] Jason X (2001)

[01:23:13] Friday the 13th (2009)

[02:36:10] FEEDBACK

[02:47:53] ENDING MUSIC: Bodies by Drowning Pool

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Oct 23, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with some Shinto Folk Horror in 1999's Shikoku.

ENDING MUSIC: Phenomenon by Dir en Grey 

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Oct 22, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with a Dutch giallo by way of Jaws in 1988's Amsterdamned.

ENDING MUSIC: Amsterdam by The Dreadnoughts

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Oct 21, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with a comedic homage to classic "old dark house" Gothic Chillers in 1986's Haunted Honeymoon.

ENDING MUSIC: Ballin' the Jack by Gilda Radner and Dom DeLuise

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Oct 20, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with nautical Nazis terrorizing Richard Crenna and George Kennedy in 1980's Death Ship.

ENDING MUSIC: Blood Ocean by Dethklok

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Oct 19, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with the first non-porno film from Abel Ferrara (though plenty of folks still get screwed): 1979's The Driller Killer.

ENDING MUSIC: Futureless by Driller Killer

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Oct 18, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with an Italian Jaws rip-off with 100% more Orcas vs Octopi and John Huston - 1977's Tentacles.

ENDING MUSIC: Octopus's Garden by The Beatles

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Oct 17, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues when Shatner takes on an arachnid horde in 1977's Kingdom of the Spiders.

ENDING MUSIC: Itsy Bitsy Spider by William Shatner and Conan O'Brien

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Oct 16, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing my journey through the Friday the 13th franchise, this time joined by my good bud Dynamo Marz as we discuss 1989's Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan and 1993's Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:57] The Good, The Bad, and the Odd Promo

[02:41] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[37:37] Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

[01:33:32] Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

[02:42:10] FEEDBACK

[02:46:59] ENDING MUSIC: Go to Hell by Alice Cooper

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Oct 16, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with the movie you watch when you're in the mood for giant ants but you've already watched THEM - 1977's Empire of the Ants.

Ending Music: March of the Fire Ants by Mastodon

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Oct 15, 2022

31 Days of Halloween continues with an animal attack movie featuring Lebanese man playing a Native American, a 25 year-old playing a 13 year-old, and a shirtless Leslie Nielsen fighting a bear in 1977's Day of the Animal.

ENDING MUSIC: Animal by Def Leppard

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