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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 17, 2023

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast, I'm celebrating 700 episodes of TWoRP by returning to start. The Cancer Man returns, and together we're going back to 2010 - the year we began the show. We take a look at the film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture - The King's Speech - and pair it up with the highest-grossing film of the year - Toy Story 3.

Art vs Commerce. Prestige vs Populism. Children's Entertainment vs Colin Firth awkwardly saying "Fuck."

Should be a good time.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:03] Chin Stroker vs Punter Promo

[03:11] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[19:52] The King's Speech (2010)

[01:04:34] Toy Story 3 (2010)

[01:51:42] FEEDBACK

[01:59:02] ENDING MUSIC: Hay Un Amigo en Mi by The Gipsy Kings

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Dec 10, 2023

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast we have the last episode of the "classic" era of the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas - 1978's The Ice House. Pairing with it we have a 1979 episode of ITV's Playhouse series, Casting the Runes. It wasn't released on Christmas, but it was directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark and it was based off an M. R. James story. Close enough for me.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:18] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[03:35] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[11:06] The Ice House (1978)

[31:26] Casting the Runes (1979)

[54:01] FEEDBACK

[01:03:00] ENDING MUSIC: To Cast the Runes by Canis Dirus

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Dec 3, 2023

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I return to the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas series with 1976's The Signalman and 1977's Stigma.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:58] Cromcast Promo

[02:43] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[15:14] The Signalman (1976)

[42:28] Stigma (1977) 

[01:05:46] FEEDBACK

[01:11:54] ENDING MUSIC: Only Women Bleed by Alice Cooper

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Nov 26, 2023

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast, NoirVember comes to a close with a look at the lowest, most pathetic figures ever to emerge from depths of Film Noir - Hollywood Screenwriters. From the Classic Noir period we have 1950's Sunset Boulevard and from the Neo Noir era we have 1991's Barton Fink.  

[00:00] INTRO

[02:03] Projection Booth Podcast Promo

[03:13] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[12:51] Sunset Boulevard (1950)

[01:09:53] Barton Fink (1991)

[01:53:03] FEEDBACK

[02:00:28] ENDING MUSIC: Hollywood Babylon by The Misfits

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Nov 19, 2023

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing NoirVember with Japanese Noir courtesy of Seijun Suzuki's Branded to Kill (1967) and Americanized Nordic Noir courtesy of David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). And joining me in the conversation is Brett the Wiz! 

[00:00] INTRO

[02:06] The Good, the Bad, and the Odd Promo

[02:50] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[28:32] Branded to Kill (1967)

[01:05:14] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

[02:14:46] FEEDBACK

[02:25:31] ENDING MUSIC: Immigrant Song by Karen O, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross

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Nov 12, 2023

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast NoirVember takes a journey into the fetid heart of the urban jungle with the classic Noir The Naked City (1948) and the Neo-Noir Sin City (2005).

[00:00] INTRO

[02:13] Chin Stroker vs Punter Podcast

[03:21] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[09:50] The Naked City (1948)

[42:44] Sin City (2005)

[01:25:24] FEEDBACK

[01:32:12] ENDING MUSIC: Cells by The Servant

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Nov 5, 2023

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm kicking off this year's NoirVember with the first of a series of pairings of "classic" Noirs and Neo-noirs. For this episode I'm taking a look at two Noirs with a black protagonist - 1959's Odds Against Tomorrow and 1995's Devil in a Blue Dress.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:06] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[03:27] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[15:26] Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

[50:26] Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

[01:21:36] FEEDBACK

[01:25:38] ENDING MUSIC: My Baby's Not Around by Harry Belafonte

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Oct 31, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 comes to an end as I dive back into the world of (loose) Stephen King adaptations with 2023's The Boogeyman.

ENDING MUSIC: I'm Your Boogie Man by White Zombie

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Oct 30, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with some CG anime insanity in 2017's Resident Evil: Vendetta.

ENDING MUSIC: Residential Disaster by Municipal Waste

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Oct 29, 2023

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast the Child's Play embraces its queer camp to fantastic results in 1998's Bride of Chucky and 2004's Seed of Chucky.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:23] CromCast Promo

[03:07] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[22:54] Bride of Chucky (1998)

[01:12:44] Seed of Chucky (2004)

[02:13:39] FEEDBACK

[02:22:09] ENDING MUSIC: Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie

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Oct 29, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as after many years I return to the vampire post-apocalypse with Mister and Martin in 2016's Stake Land II.

ENDING MUSIC: Ain't No Grave by Johnny Cash

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Oct 28, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with another dive into the no-budget world of independent splatter flicks, this time from the blasted wastes of Northeast Ohio, in 2011's Tonight You Die.

ENDING MUSIC: The Morgue by Cult of the Psychic Fetus

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Oct 27, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with a look at the pitfalls of attempting to create a new slasher icon in 2011's The Orphan Killer.

ENDING MUSIC: Cry Little Sister by Ventana

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Oct 26, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as I rail against nautical nerdery and aquatic problem solving in 2006's Open Water 2: Adrift.

ENDING MUSIC: Oceans by Puscifer

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Oct 25, 2023

31 Days of Halloween continues as a great horror franchise goes made-for-TV with 1991's Omen IV: The Awakening.

ENDING MUSIC: The Antichrist by Slayer

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Oct 24, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as Wes Craven tries to inject a little sci-fi into his horror in 1986's Deadly Friend.

ENDING MUSIC: Are 'Friends" Electric by Gary Numan

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Oct 23, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as Deodato goes full American slasher in 1986's Body Count.

ENDING MUSIC: Body Count's in the House by Body Count

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Oct 22, 2023

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast the Spooky Season rolls on with the continuing adventures of Charles Lee Ray - but you can call him Chucky - in 1990's Child's Play 2 and 1991's Child's Play 3.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:51] Projection Booth Podcast Promo

[03:01] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[15:50] Child's Play 2 (1990)

[46:30] Child's Play 3 (1991)

[01:13:04] FEEDBACK

[01:30:16] ENDING MUSIC: Child's Play by Carcass

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Oct 22, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as I confront childhood expectation/disillusionment in 1986's Alien Predators aka The Falling aka Mutant 2.

ENDING MUSIC: Falling by Skinny Puppy

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Oct 21, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with a SOV anthology (and a TWoRP Milestone) in 1985's Twisted Illusions.

ENDING MUSIC: Sick and Twisted by GWAR

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Oct 20, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with a comedic horror misfire in 1985's Transylvania 6-5000.

ENDING MUSIC: Transylvania 6-5000 by Paul Chiten

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Oct 19, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues with a return to the carnie criminality of Tod Browning in 1925's The Mystic.

ENDING MUSIC: Gypsy by Mercyful Fate

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Oct 18, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as SOV stands for "Savini on Video" in 1985's The Ripper.

ENDING MUSIC: The Ripper by Judas Priest

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Oct 17, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as I explore the early origins of James Spader - Sexual Deviant in 1985's The New Kids.

ENDING MUSIC: Stand Up by Bill Wray

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Oct 16, 2023

31 Days of Halloween 2023 continues as Roland Emmerich tries to become the West German Spielberg in 1985's Making Contact, aka Joey.

ENDING MUSIC: Kinder der Nacht by Eisbrecher

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