Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:48pm
Nick, Nadeem, and Tyler discuss the upcoming Halloween themed schedule at the Michigan and State Theatre including Late-Nights, Nosferatu, Young Frankenstein and more, plus, their favorite experiences watching horror movies at the theater. And as always, their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:57pm
We discuss two bone-chilling comics about ghosts: Animus by Antoine Revoy and Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol. We talk about vengeful spirits, cursed playgrounds, stories with no endings, and how important it is to always pack a snack, just in case you end up spending the night trapped in a hole with a dead body.
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 8:11am
Nick, Nadeem, and Sarah discuss the new movies they're anticipating in the fall season. Plus, their Movie Magic Moments of the Week!
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 3:10pm
Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Al Sjoerdsma looks at Hitchcock's aversion to directing a Western then examines the third episode, "Triggers in Leash," a Western.
Martin Bandyke Under Covers for October 2018: Martin Bandyke interviews Wayne Kramer, author of The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities.
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:49pm
The Hard Stuff is the first memoir by Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist and cofounder of quintessential Detroit proto-punk legends the MC5.
In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, the MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and, when things were clicking, absolutely unstoppable.
The MC5 was a reflection of the times: exciting, sexy, violent, chaotic, and out of control, all but assuring their time in the spotlight would be short-lived. They toured the country, played with music legends, and had a rabid following, their music acting as the soundtrack to the blue collar youth movement springing up across the nation. Kramer wanted to redefine what a rock 'n' roll group was capable of, and there was power in reaching for that, but it was also a recipe for disaster, both personally and professionally. The band recorded three major label albums but, by 1972, it was all over.
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:11am
Nick, Nadeem, and Makenzie reminisce and discuss the Summer of 2018 including their favorite films, summer blockbusters, movies that surprised them, and more. Plus, their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.
Fri, 09/21/2018 - 6:01pm
Nick, Sarah, and Makenzie discuss the 3rd annual Art House Theater Day including its history, who is involved, and everything that is included in this joyous day of celebrating Art House and independent cinema.
Martin Bandyke Under Covers for September 2018: Martin Bandyke interviews Robert Hilburn, author of Paul Simon: The Life.
Fri, 09/07/2018 - 10:47am
For more than fifty years, Paul Simon has spoken to us in songs about alienation, doubt, resilience, and empathy in ways that have established him as one of the most beloved artists in American pop music history. Songs like “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Still Crazy After All These Years,” and “Graceland” have moved beyond the sales charts and into our cultural consciousness. But Simon is a deeply private person who has resisted speaking to us outside of his music. He has said he will not write an autobiography or memoir, and he has refused to talk to previous biographers.
Finally, Simon has opened up—for more than one hundred hours of interviews—to Robert Hilburn, whose biography of Johnny Cash was named by Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times as one of her ten favorite books of 2013. The result is a landmark book that will take its place as the defining biography of one of America’s greatest artists.
Over the past three years, Hilburn has conducted in-depth interviews with scores of Paul Simon’s friends, family, colleagues, and others—including ex-wives Carrie Fisher and Peggy Harper, who spoke for the first time—and even penetrated the inner circle of Simon’s long-reclusive muse, Kathy Chitty. The result is a deeply human account of the challenges and sacrifices of a life in music at the highest level. In the process, Hilburn documents Simon’s search for artistry and his constant struggle to protect that artistry against distractions—fame, marriage, divorce, drugs, record company interference, rejection, and insecurity—that have derailed so many great pop figures.
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:42am
Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Al Sjoerdsma delves into "The Trouble With Harry," Hitchcock's sense of humor, and "Premonition," the second episode.
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:01pm
Nick is joined by Connie Crump and Jay Simrod for a discussion on Film Noir in anticipation of the arrival of Eddie Muller, the 'Czar of Noir', and a special film series dedicated to the Femme Fatale.