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January 30, 2011

Episode 069 - So, I Used To Be A TV Show

This week we bring you the bright shining lights of the small screen on the big screen. Yes it's TV shows that have made the leap into the realm of movies, we have so much to cover as there is a plethora of titles that have made the jump, some successful others never to be heard from again. So tune in as we bring back the 80's and update it to the now and destroy what you loved as a child into something you can't stand as an adult.

B Grade Movie Challenges

Steven - Dragnet (1987)

Matt - The Addams Family (1991)

Music played on live show:
Black Lab - Living Too Fast
Campfire Ok - Strange Like We Are
Elken - Conscrip Me Apart
Larry Whitler - Afterglow
Ender Bowen - Once Again
Jakob Martin - Thaw
John Christopher Thomas - Wind
Lifeguards - Paradise Is Not So Bad
Rocketship Park - Its Not You
Trey Green - The Piano Song
Truth Panel - Human Drama
Aitan - To The Stars
Ammp - Sgt Mayhem
Alex Grantham - A Sharp Minor Suicide
Music played on podcast:
Campfire OK - Strange Like We Are
Larry Whitler - Afterglow
All podcast music supplied by Mevio's Music Alley
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January 23, 2011

Episode 068 - The Musical Special

This week it seems to be that the hills are alive with the sound of some god awful singing, yes you all know we had to go there sometime. It’s the all dancing all singing musicals special, we will wade through some terrible musicals to find you some of the best and brightest that the world of film has to offer us, and you can trust me right now when I say Spice World will not be a major player in the show.

B Grade Movie Challenges

Matt - Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)

Steven - Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Music played on live show:
Hedwig And The Angry Inch - Midnight Radio (from Hedwig And The Angry Inch)
South Pacific - I'm Gonna To Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair (from South Pacific)
Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard Of Oz)
Time Curry - Sweet Transvestite (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Nightwish - Phantom Of The Opera
Israeli The Sound Of Music Cast - My Favourite Things (from the Israeli version of The Sound Of Music)
Mexican Grease Cast - Summer Nights (from the Mexican version of Grease)
Lebo M - He Lives In You (from The Lion King 2)
The Muppets - Sailing for Adventure (from Muppet Treasure Island)
David Bowie - Dance Magic Dance (from The Labyrinth)
Alexa Vega - Seventeen (from Repo! The Genetic Opera)
Virgine Ledoyen - Mon Amour Mon Ami (from 8 Femmes)
Bjork - I Have Seen It All (from Dancer In The Dark)
Spinal Tap - Stonehenge (from This Is Spinal Tap!)
Buffy Cast - Walk Through Fire (from Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Music played on podcast:
The Evidence - Damn That River
Streets Of Mars - Breathe In Breathe Out
All podcast music supplied by Mevio's Music Alley
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January 16, 2011

Episode 067 - Raw Nerve Special

This week we bring you a special show dedicated to Wide Angle Tasmania and Screen Australia’s Raw Nerve film initiative. For the last 4 years Wide Angle Tasmania has been partnered with Screen Australia have been giving first time film makers the opportunity to make that elusive first short film through the Raw Nerve initiative. This year’s films are a great addition to the Raw Nerve library with some dashes of plain insanity added for the extra spark. We chat to Directors Rebecca Thompson and Sara Brown about their films and the Raw Nerve experience and General Manager of Wide Angle Tasmania Abi Binning, plus much more so make sure you tune in at 10pm this Sunday and then head off to the Peacock Theater at 6pm on Monday to view the films, it’s going to rock!!

As promised we have extended versions of our interviews with Abi, Sara and Bec..

Abi Binning Extended Interview
Sara Brown Extended Interview
Rebecca Thompson Extended Interview

The films for this year are:

Daniel Speed, Dominique Hurley and Carolyn Frichot – Thicker Than Water

Rebecca Thomson & Rogan Brown – Slashed

Sara Brown & Dan Weavell - Exit, Pursued By A Bear

If you wish to join in on the fun for 2011 head off to the Wide Angle Tasmania site to find out how.

Music played on podcast:
Motel Beds - Lights On
Brother Ape - Juggernaut Now
All podcast music supplied by Mevio's Music Alley
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January 9, 2011

Episode 066 - Time Travel Special

This week we take a look into the future, or the past, yes it's about time we did this sort of show (no pun intended with the time part). It's The Time Travel special, this week we are shooting though space and time to bring you the best and worst of movies seeing our hero(s)/heroine(s) jumping through time in an effort to thwart an evil enemy or just to visit the past or/and future. It's going to be a fun ride, so strap on your seat belt and hold on tight as we are going to hit 88mph and scream to some point in time.

B Grade Movie Challenges

Steven - Somewhere in Time (1980)

Matt - The Jacket (2005)

Music played on live show:
Drugstore Fanatics - You Got The Ball
Hello Industry - Burning Time
Brand New Sin - Black And Blue
The Risk - On Your Mind
Babylon Bombs - Low, Broke & Pissed
Black Lab - Remember
Absolution Project - Not This Time
AMPSEX - Porno Movie
Eyes Of Fire - Hopeless
Blame Amy - Perfect Fit
Hello Industry - Did You Know
Cage 9 - A Last Lullabye
Emit - Rivalry
Dusty Hughes - Reaching For Me
The Risk - The Sun Is Gone
Hello Industry - Make Believe
Music played on podcast:
The One Through Tens - Fighting for a Golden Age
Starlume - Last Train Home
All podcast music supplied by Mevio's Music Alley
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January 2, 2011

Episode 065 - Year In Review: 2010

Once again another year has come and left it's mark upon the world and once again we will bring you a review of the year in all it's detail (I mean everyone one else is so why can't we?) and all the movies that have come to our screens, be it big or small. With some big and not so big movies that have hit us we will trawl through all that and more to find some of our favorite and not so favorite movies of the year. Be ready for a few more new segments to raise their heads as we change up the playing field to add another level of stupidity to a somewhat insane show.

B Grade Movie Challenges

Matt - Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

Steven - The Expendables (2010)

Music played on live show:
Muse - Neutron Star Collision (from Twilight: Eclips)
Adam Deacon & Bashy ft. Paloma Faith - Keep Moving (from 4. 3. 2. 1.)
Grace Potter and The Nocturnals - White Rabbit (inspired by Alice In Wonderland)
David Arnold - Theme From The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
Trent Reznor - In Motion (from The Social Network)
Sex Ba Bomb - We Are Sex Ba Bomb (from Scott Pilgram vs The World)
Marius Vries - Flying Home (from Kickass)
The Dickies - Banana Splits (from Kickass)
Metric - Black Sheep (from Scott Pilgram vs The World)
Charlie Clouser - The Final Zep (from Saw 7)
Tom and Dandy - The Resident Evil Suite (from Resident Evil 4)
Jon Hopkins - The Theme From Monsters (from Monsters)
Pierre Van Dormael - Theme From Mr Nobody (from Mr Nobody)
Natasha Bedingfield - Pocket Full Of Sunshine (from Easy A)
Music played on podcast:
The Risk - Your Shadow
August Ruins - What You Don't Know
All podcast music supplied by Mevio's Music Alley
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