The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 500 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, Joe Dante, Bruce Dern, Chris Elliott, William Friedkin, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Ed Harris, John Landis, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Palin, Sir Tim Rice, Julie Taymor, John Waters, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.
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Episode 577: Buddy Buddy (1981)
Heather Drain and Kat Ellinger join Mike to discuss Billy Wilder’s Buddy Buddy (1981). The movie is yet another pairing of Walter Mathau and Jack Lemmon. This time they’re filling the shoes of Lino Ventura and Jacques Brel in this remake of Edouard Molinaro’s L'Emmerdeur.
Matthau plays Trabucco, a ruthless hitman, while Lemmon plays Victor Clooney, a milquetoast whose wife left him three months prior. Naturally they get thrown together in the unlikeliest of circumstances and hilarity ensues.
The episode features an interview with Miles Chapin and a loving tribute to Klaus Kinski.
Special Report: Neysan Sobhani on Guidance (2021)
On this special episode, Mike talks with director Neysan Sobhani about his feature film debut, Guidance (2021), a sci fi film shot in China about a new bit of technology that allows the user to know if someone is telling the truth or not.
Find out more at https://www.guidancefilm.com/
Episode 576: Pootie Tang (2001)
It's time to sine your pitty on the running kine with our episode all about Pootie Tang. Written and directed by (rightfully) disgraced comedian Louis CK, the film stars Lance Crouther as the titular Mr. Tang, a performer, poet, and potter who learns a lesson about himself and the evil corporate empire run by Dick Lecter (Robert Vaughn).
Mike McGranahan and Josh Stewart join Mike to discuss this maligned masterpiece. Sa da tay!
Special Report: Joshua Grannell on All About Evil (2010)
On this special episode Mike talks with Joshua Grannell about his 2010 film All About Evil. The film stars Natasha Lyonne as Deborah Tennis, a movie theater manager who becomes a filmmaker, specializing in making gore films about those who have wronged her. The film will be streaming on Shudder and is getting a new blu-ray release from Severin Films. Pre-order here: https://amzn.to/39n4VJ7
Special Report: Trebecxploitation
Jonathan Penner discusses his career and his work programming three exploitation classics -- Tenement, Ms. 45, and Basket Case -- for the 2022 Tribeca film festival. Find out more at https://tribecafilm.com/festival/film/midnight
Episode 575: Popeye (1980)
We’re looking at the 1980 film from director Robert Altman and writer Jules Feifer, Popeye. Based on the King Syndicate comic by E.C. Segar, it’s the story of a mariner (Robin Williams) who comes to the port town of Sweethaven looking for his father. He finds a town under the control of a mysterious man known only as The Commodore who has left his right hand man, Bluto (Paul L Smith), in charge of the city which is plagued with ruffians and an overzealous tax collector. He meets the Oyl family, a dysfunctional group whom he must redeem in order to find his father and true happiness.
Father Malone and Paul Zimmerman join Mike to discuss the film while interviews include Allan F. Nicholls, Paul Dooley, and MacIntyre Dixon.
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