If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It

Byrd and Trev are joined by frequent guest host Tom to discuss all things Twin Peaks!  As a "sequel" to our recent David Lynch special, we're taking a deep dive into the entire Twin Peaks series.  We look at how Mark Frost and David Lynch changed TV with the original run.  We discuss both original seasons, the film Fire Walk With Me, and the long (LONG) awaited third season "The Return," which just finished airing.  We talk the show's cult status, favorite characters/moments, the wait for The Return, our theories on the show (especially the Return's finale!) and more!  So kick back with some coffee and pie and enjoy our deep dive into the surreal, hilarious, and gruesome world of Twin Peaks!

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On a very special edition of If It Bleeds, Byrd and Trev welcome Don May Jr. of Synapse Films for their very first guest interview! Synapse has been one of the top boutique labels for cult and genre films for years. We talk at length with Don about a variety of topics, including what it takes to keep a small home video company going, the direction of home media, streaming, 4k, working with directors like Tobe Hooper and George Romero, giving Adam Wingard his big break, the decision behind Synapse's release of Triumph of the Will, and the upcoming definitive blu-ray of the Dario Argento classic, Suspiria! Kick back and enjoy. You don't wanna miss this one!

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Byrd, Trev, and special guest the Goat (Hillbilly DVD Reviews, 1980s Movie Graveyard, The Goat Show) discuss the current state of cinema.  We discuss the reliance on blockbusters, blockbuster/franchise fatigue, theaters vs. streaming, the effects of Rotten Tomatoes, the treatment of indie directors on blockbuster films, the "cinematic universe" syndrome, bad movie theater experiences, pandering to Hong Kong, and more!  There are a lot of changes going on in how we view and think about movies, and we'll get into the pros and cons of all of it!  But first, a tribute to the late, great, George A. Romero.

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Byrd and Trev discuss some of the first wave of big summer movies.  The two review Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Wonder Woman and Alien Covenant.  Trev also reviews the Mummy since he saw that one solo.  We'll answer all of your burning questions.  Did Guardians of the Galaxy 2 continue Marvel's hot streak?  Has DC earned some good will with Wonder Woman?  Did Covenant answer all of the burning questions we had after Prometheus?  Did the Mummy overcome all odds to establish a brand new Universal Monsters universe?  Listen to find out!  But first, we give our overall thoughts on how the year is shaping up for cinema.

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Byrd and Trev take some time to celebrate one of their favorite directors, David Lynch.  With Twin Peaks coming back for another season, we thought it would be a good idea to do a full retrospective of Lynch's career.  We discuss each of his films, our first exposure to his work, what we hope to get from the return of Twin Peaks, and much more!


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Category:movies -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

Byrd and Trev are joined by Tom (formerly of the Second Run Podcast) and Rob (of the Drinks and Thinks Podcast) to talk about one of the most baffling and confusing movie franchises ever, as they discuss the Resident Evil series.  In the winter of 2017, Byrd was forced against his will to watch all six films and discuss them with three lunatics.  Are these actually great genre films after all?  Is Byrd just a sourpuss?  Listen and find out for yourself!  But first the guys pay tribute to the late Bill Paxton and lament the closure of the IMDB message boards.

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Byrd and Trev are joined by Tom (aka Jelli) to discuss their favorite and least favorite films of 2016.  We each give our top 15 films, bottom 5 films, and five films that we're looking forward to in 2017!  So overall, how did 2016 fare in cinema?  Listen and find out!

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Byrd and Trev return with our sort of late review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  We also discuss the passing of Carrie Fisher and what the future may hold for Princess Leia.  We also deliver on our promise to review the first season of the Exorcist TV series and the recently released directors cut of Exorcist III.  But first, we discuss our inexplicable recent fascination with Tyler Perry's Madea films and the weird current state of the DC Extended Universe films.

Direct download: ifitbleedsJan.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

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