Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan discuss fun, freaky, fabulous, and offbeat "gems" of cinema. Film Freaks Forever! is part of the Writer's Bone Podcast Network.
Episode 31: The Film Freaks Honor Fallen Favorites
Early in this new year of 2021, some truly great talents have passed away and we were particularly moved and yet pleased to see the incredibly long lives and distinguished careers of four favorite performers—Cicely Tyson, Hal Holbrook, Cloris Leachman, and Christopher Plummer.
All lived into their 90s and worked right up to the end, and along the way created some memorable and iconic characters, both onstage and in front of the camera. They won Oscars, Tonys, and Emmys. They played everybody from Mark Twain to Leo Tolstoy to Coretta Scott King. We take you through their amazing careers and discuss everything from “Sounder” to “That Certain Summer” to “Young Frankenstein” to “Knives Out” and so many other plays, films, and television series in between.
Come join us and toast these terrific thespians and learns few fascinating things about their lives and careers.
Episode 30: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Podcast!
2020 was a dumpster fire in so many ways, so we figured everyone could use a good laugh. So, in Episode #30 of Film Freaks Forever!, we shine a light on six of our favorite film comedies. Hilarious movies that are guaranteed to make you chuckle, guffaw, belly laugh, chortle, roll in the aisles…you get the idea.
We take you from the 1930's through the 1960's/1970's, into the new millennium, and then we end with a very recent comedy from 2019. Everyone from W.C. Fields to Carole Lombard to Peter Cook to Elaine May to Eugene Levy to Kaitlyn Dever are discussed with many other cohorts of comedy.
We hope you enjoy the latest edition of Film Freaks Forever! Take care and happy 2021!
Episode 29: The Film Freaks Plan A Heist!
Just like they do in heist movies, your Film Freaks quietly and meticulously planned this podcast, wearing masks, gloves, speaking in code, all the while planning the ultimate heist episode. Enjoy the thrills and chills of staying one step ahead of the authorities as Phoef and Mark take you through some of the best heist movies ever made - from the 1950's all the way through to today. Everyone from Sterling Hayden, Marilyn Monroe, Alec Guinness, Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Robert Redford, and Jeremy Renner show up to prove that crime doesn't pay (well, most of the time).
Warning: This episode contains some clips that have strong language.
Episode 28: Film Freaks Forgotten Favorites!
In this episode, your fellow Film Freaks Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan share six of their favorite forgotten films. Phoef and Mark discuss good movies that fell through the cracks or were well received, but have since faded in memory—some real gems that deserve to be discovered or re-discovered by a wider audience.
As you know, film buffs love to turn someone onto an obscure goodie that they’ve never heard of, and this episode has a fascinating menagerie of film talent—everyone from Buck Henry to Nicole Kidman to Gus Van Sant to Kurt Russell to Queen Latifah to Kevin Bacon.
Warning: Some of the audio clips contain strong language.
Episode 27: The Film Freaks Drink Witches’ Brew!
For Halloween, your fellow Film Freaks approach the cauldron with some wolf's bane, an eye of newt (so yummy) and some of the best witch movies ever!
Phoef and Mark take you through the beginnings of the genre and then discuss six films about witches that they love and enjoy watching over and over. So grab your broom, your black cat, pull up a large toadstool, and listen in as the Film Freaks shine a full moon on their top picks. Everyone from Veronica Lake to Christopher Lee to Anjelica Huston to Richard Matheson to Paul Frees are part of the brew!
Happy Halloween from Film Freaks Forever!
Episode 26: Film Freaks Best of the Decade (2010-2019)!
Yes, the Film Freaks look back at the past decade (2010-19) and share their individual Top 10 lists. From their Top 10, each Film Freak then picked two favorite films to discuss and highlight.
So enjoy as these four gems are analyzed and fascinating fun facts are shared. Some of the stars in these marvelous movies include Jeff Bridges, Anna Paquin, Chris Hemsworth, Cynthia Erivo, Mark Ruffalo & Chris Pine! Plus, at the end of the podcast, the Film Freaks also share their individual picks for the Worst of the Decade!
Warning: Parts of the podcast includes strong language.
A Ray Of Light in 2020
I stumbled upon Phoef
Mark and Phoef have wonderful chemistry and I always have a couple of films to add to my watchlist after listening to a new episode. If you consider yourself a cinephile, then this is a podcast for you. They even provide you with a bit of history around their topics (spoiler: the stories usually end in tragedy). It's a rare podcast that is both entertaining and educational.
Love this informative, funny podcast!
Mark Jordan Legan and Phoef Sutton are masters of this form-- they pick a topic and spin along with the amazing information at their fingertips and their brains. Definite recommend!