300 episodes

Matinee Heroes is a podcast dedicated to exploring hero cinema - from adventurers, heroes, and superheroes; from Jedi to buddy cops; from the Wild West, to the distant past, to futures both hopeful and dystopian, from ancient lands to the deepest reaches of outer space. In a time when we need heroes more than ever, Alan and Craig will try to understand just what makes our cinematic heroes tick, and how we can use that heroism in our everyday life.

Matinee Heroes Alan Cerny & Craig Price

    • TV & Film

Matinee Heroes is a podcast dedicated to exploring hero cinema - from adventurers, heroes, and superheroes; from Jedi to buddy cops; from the Wild West, to the distant past, to futures both hopeful and dystopian, from ancient lands to the deepest reaches of outer space. In a time when we need heroes more than ever, Alan and Craig will try to understand just what makes our cinematic heroes tick, and how we can use that heroism in our everyday life.

    Pan’s Labyrinth

    Pan’s Labyrinth

    PAN'S LABYRINTH

    Craig and Alan discuss horror vs fantasy, creating mythology and the movie "Pan's Labyrinth" on this week's Matinee Heroes!



    Next week, we finish Monster Month with a monster hunter. Rob Ervin fills in for Alan as we do a live episode from Retro Expo with a bonus interview with Perseus himself, from Clash of the Titans, Harry Hamlin!



    https://youtu.be/IopYAEDa6uU?si=-d_Zfa4ryzcac3Sr

    • 41 min
    Prey

    Prey

    PREY

    A skilled Comanche warrior protects her tribe from a highly evolved alien predator that hunts humans for sport, fighting against wilderness, dangerous colonizers and this mysterious creature to keep her people safe.



    Craig, guest co-host Brendan Agnew and guest Mark Woodring discuss, monsters, hatchet throwing, an exclusive interview with Dane DiLiegro the predator from the movie "Prey" on this week’s Matinee Heroes!



    Show Notes







    1:04

    Craig, guest co-host Brendan Agnew and guest Mark Woodring talk about their favorite monsters.

    *

    4:20

    Craig, Brendan and Mark discuss "Prey"

    *

    29:14

    Recasting

    *

    32:11 

    Double Feature

    *

    35:26

    Final Thoughts

    *

    41:30

    Craig's exclusive interview with Dane DiLiegro recorded live at Origins Game Fair 2024 in Columbus Ohio.

    *

    1:37:02

    A preview of next week's episode "Pan's Labyrinth"



    Next week we pull monsters from our Patreon and talk "Pan's Labyrinth"



    https://youtu.be/jVZRnnVSQ8k?si=vH-rF18gHtvcj1EW

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One

    GODZILLA MINUS ONE

    In postwar Japan, Godzilla brings new devastation to an already scorched landscape. With no military intervention or government help in sight, the survivors must join together in the face of despair and fight back against an unrelenting horror.



    Craig, Alan and Guest Derek McCaw talk about survivors’ guilt, theater etiquette, upcoming events and the movie “Godzilla: Minus One” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!



    Show Notes







    1:03

    Craig, Alan and guest Derek McCaw talk about their favorite monsters.

    *

    13:04

    Craig, Alan and Derek discuss "Godzilla Minus One"

    *

    1:00:55

    Recasting



    1:05:06

    Double Feature



    1:11:59

    Final Thoughts

    *

    1:21:24

    A preview of next week's episode "Prey"









    Next week, Monster Month continues with an exclusive interview with the predator from "Prey" Dane DiLiegro.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ7LytagKlc

    • 1 hr 23 min
    In The Land of Saints And Sinners

    In The Land of Saints And Sinners

    IN THE LAND OF SAINTS AND SINNERS

    Hoping to leave his dark past behind him, former assassin Finbar Murphy leads a quiet life in a coastal Irish town, far from the political violence that grips the rest of the country. When menacing terrorists show up, Finbar soon discovers that one of them has been abusing a local girl. Drawn into an increasingly vicious game of cat and mouse, he must choose between exposing his secret identity and defending his friends and neighbors.



    Craig and Alan discuss Actor Liam Neeson, evil zealots, patriotic film and the movie “The Land of Saints and Sinners” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!



    Show Notes







    0:59

    Craig and Alan celebrate the upcoming 4th of July talking about movies that embody America.

    *

    4:55

    Craig and Alan discuss "In The Land of Saints And Sinners"

    *

    33:15

    Recasting



    46:30

    Double Feature



    52:10

    Final Thoughts

    *

    56:09

    A preview of next week's episode "Godzilla Minus One"









    Next week, Monster Month is here with lots of cool surprises. But nothing was more surprising than an Oscar-winning "Godzilla Minus One".



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7DqccP1Q_4

    • 57 min
    Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

    ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

    Once a celebrated star of the fictional 1950s television Western Bounty Law, Rick Dalton now grapples with the harsh reality of a fading Hollywood career. His days are filled with camaraderie alongside Cliff Booth, his easygoing best friend and longtime stunt double. Rick also happens to live next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, whose futures will forever be intertwined with the tragic events orchestrated by the Manson Family.



    Craig and Alan talk alternate history, Dad movies, old school Hollywood and the movie “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!!



    Show Notes







    0:56

    Craig and Alan celebrate a belated Father's Day talking about what makes a "Dad" movie.

    *

    6:35

    Craig and Alan discuss "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood"

    *

    28:36

    Recasting



    37:47 

    Double Feature



    39:38

    Final Thoughts

    *

    46:48

    A preview of next week's episode "In the Land of Saints and Sinners"









    Next week, Liam Neeson takes us on a tour "In The Land of Saints and Sinners".



    https://youtu.be/AUuqY0c-Zik?si=dOvRKE6OTDQ2MNfj

    • 49 min
    The Departed

    The Departed

    THE DEPARTED

    Undercover cop Billy Costigan infiltrates gangland chief Frank Costello’s organization, while career criminal Colin Sullivan acts as a spy in the State Police for his syndicate boss. As both sides discover a mole, Billy and Colin must uncover each other’s identities to survive.



    Craig, Alan and guest Brendan Agnew talk about Boston food, nasty weather, bloody falls and the movie “The Departed” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!



    Show Notes







    0:51

    Craig, Alan and Brendan Agnew talk about the nasty weather down south.

    *

    7:53

    Craig, Alan and Brendan discuss "The Departed"

    *

    32:04

    Recasting



    54:54 

    Double Feature



    58:14

    Final Thoughts

    *

    1:02:40

    A preview of next week's episode "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood"









    Next week, we talk alternative history with Quinton Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood"



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELeMaP8EPAA

    • 1 hr 5 min

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