A good friend of mine from Italy, who shares a passion for Jerry Lewis with me has just mailed me some new Jerry videos. Amongst many amazing hours of footage I found this fun late 1980's television spot that was directed by John Landis. I just put it up on YouTube. It is a Coke commercial that features Jerry as The Professor. As my friend Brian Connolly and fellow Jerry fanatic exclaimed, "The best part of this is when Jerry dumps the Coke over the cooked Turkey". Check. It. Out.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
With The Mondo Film Podcast returning mid Jan. 2014, it seemed time to give the show a new official website. Also launching at the end of January is the companion Mondo music podcast Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up. The new site will also feature full uncut print interviews as well streaming movie picks of the week via Netflix. The Mondo Film Podcast will be returning on Jan. 21st, 2014 with an gigantic retrospective on the Norman Mailer directed 1987 film, Tough Guys Don't Dance. The film is in my all time Top Five favorite films and the show features an almost complete cast reunion as well as contributions from the film's crew, Norman Mailer's family as well as his official biographer and archivist J. Michael Lennon.
The 2014 season of The Mondo Film Podcast will consist of 16 episodes. The first shows will cover the following films:
Tough Guys Don't Dance
Goodbye, Sweet Marilyn
The Last House On A Dead End Street
The Last Movie
And included in the 2014 season will be multi-hour retrospectives on films and filmmakers:
2001: A Space Odyssey
Francis Ford Coppola
Please check out the new Mondo Film Podcast site HERE:
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Detroit based Mike White has put out a gigantic episode of his Projection Booth podcast about Orson Welles' 1942 film, THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS. White breaks the film down, going scene-by-scene with Detroit resident / Orson Welles know-it-all Roger Ryan. Exhaustive, informative, and highly insightful, this episode of White's podcast is a must listen. Check it out HERE:
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Hitting bookstores after Thanksgiving 2013....I chatted with Stacy Keach for four hours back in June of 2013 and the highlights are in the upcoming issue of Shock Cinema Magazine. Watch for it at your local bookstore or order it directly from the Shock Cinema Magazine website HERE:
Friday, November 8, 2013
As The Shining book project wraps up with its deadline in December 2013, I'll be starting back on production of new episodes of The Mondo Film Podcast in January 2014. I can't promise that new episodes will appear shortly after that, but my goal is to put out 3-4 new series in 2014. I'll be starting with my mega series on 2001: A Space Odyssey which will have a fun bevy of co-hosts including cast members from the film!!!! Of course, all the 2001 interviews I promised last year will be included here too. After the "2001: Deconstructing The Odyssey" series, I'll be diving into the work of Damon Packard and that will follow with a lengthy "Francis Ford Coppola Round-Table" series which will have an amazing selection of people sitting in with me and feature some really BIG BIG interviews. 2014 will also see single episode documentaries on certain films like Frank Perry's 'Doc', Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, and Dennis Hopper's Out Of The Blue. And in early 2014, I'll be finishing up my This Is Uwe Boll book and my other book about erotic thrillers of the '90s, which is now being called: Lost In The Aisles: A Compendium To VHS Obscura Of The '80s and '90s. I have another idea for a 4th book, but I won't be announcing anything about that until mid 2014.