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Podcast Episode 156: Revisiting 'Christmas Smackdown'

Dec. 7
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie is taking a holiday break and will be re-posting popular podcasts in the interim. This week I pull up an archive show appropriate for the Christmas season but with some perverse holiday cheer and that means revisiting "Christmas Smackdown" with Mark Nutter and Cynthia Carle. Proceed with caution.

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Podcast Episode 138: Armando Iannucci, Political Comedy In The Age Of Trump

March 16
By Beth Accomando

The Golden Globe nominations just came out and Armando Iannucci's "Death of Stalin" got snubbed for best comedy and best adapted screenplay. But it makes my Ten Best list for 2018 and here's why.

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Podcast 155: Stunt Driver Picks Best Car Movies

Nov. 27
By Beth Accomando

Stunt driver Steve Lepper picks his favorite car movies as well as the best car chases ever put on film.

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Podcast Episode 154: From Raymond Chow To Current Asian Cinema

Nov. 8
By Beth Accomando

Legendary Hong Kong producer Raymond Chow died earlier this month. This podcast pays tribute to his legacy with San Diego Asian Film Festival artistic director Brian Hu. Plus we get a preview of the 19th annual festival.

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Podcast Episode 153: Witches In History And On Film

Oct. 30
By Beth Accomando

A discussion of witches through history and on film from ancient Rome to "Rosemary's Baby" and Monty Python.

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Podcast 152: Remembering Your First Scary Movie

Oct. 12
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie asks people about the first film they remember scaring them. Listen to memories from horror fans and some famous horror celebrities.

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Podcast Episode 151: Teaching Zombies

Sept. 14
By Beth Accomando

The Doctor of the Dead, Arnold T. Blumberg, uses zombies to teach media literacy and critical thinking. He has also just written a geeky, well-researched history of the zombie, "Journey of the Living Dead."

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Podcast Episode 150: Adapting Shakespeare

Aug. 31
By Beth Accomando

William Shakespeare's plays are more than four centuries old yet they can still captivate an audience and deliver themes that resonate. On today's podcast, I speak with theater and film artists about how to bring the Bard to life for modern audiences. Plus a review at the top of "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich."

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Podcast 149: Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando

Aug. 20 will mark the 128th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft’s birth. But how did this man who was born in Providence Rhode Island come to create a body of horror fiction that continues to influence the public consciousness and other artists? Explore that question with the latest podcast.

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Podcast Episode 148: Remembering Tab Hunter

Aug. 3
By Beth Accomando

Last month actor and golden boy Tab Hunter died of cardiac arrest at the age of 86. I got to interview him in 2015. Here's a podcast dedicated to him.

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Podcast Episode 147: Comic-Con Fans And Creators

July 20
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con, my home away from home, is this week and I wanted to provide a little insight into why it gives me such joy.

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Podcast Episode 146: One Man Bond And Boots Riley

July 6
By Beth Accomando

Time to geek out about two very different things: James Bond and the directorial debut of rapper Boots Riley.

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Podcast Episode 145: Celebrating Master Showman William Castle

June 22
By Beth Accomando

If you do not know the name William Castle then it's time for you to discover the master showman who invented Illusion-O, Fright Break, Coward's Corner, Percepto, Emergo and much more. And if you already know this cinematic genius then come share some love with his daughter.

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Podcast Episode 60: Celebrating Blaxploitation Cinema

Feb. 12, 2016
By Beth Accomando

Film Struck is showcasing eight classics of Blaxploitation Cinema so it's time to revisit the Cinema Junkie Podcast featuring David Walker, writer of the "Shaft" comic books. Walker loves the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s and says we're due for Blaxploitation 2.0.

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Podcast Episode 144: TCM Mad About Musicals

June 8
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie Podcast goes Mad About Musicals as Turner Classic Movies launches new online film class.

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