A comedic film analysis podcast. Each episode, Kyle or Trevor will select a film they'd like to spotlight, with the one major caveat being that said film must be one that their co-host has never seen, with the end goal being to help one another "Catch Up On Cinema".
*WARNING! Full spoilers for Triple Threat! WARNING!*
We interrupt our month of Irish films for a very special, impromptu, Theatrical Edition of the show!
In this very special episode of the podcast, Trevor takes his brother to go see the one-night-only, martial arts action extravaganza, Triple Threat (2019)!
Directed by Jesse V. Johnson, choreographed by Tim Man, and featuring a who's who of martial arts and action stars, the film has been at or near the top of Trevor's most anticipated films list since it's announcement a couple of years ago.
While the brothers are somewhat critical of the film, it needs to be said that the critiques come from a place of love and appreciation.
While not a perfect film by any means, the novelty of seeing Scott Adkins, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, Michael Jai White, Jeeja Yanin, Michael Bisping, Ron Smoorenburg, and Dominique Vandenberg onscreen, beating the hell out of each other, is dream come true kind of stuff for an action fan like Trevor.
Kyle and Trevor’s Irish themed month of Catching Up On Cinema continues with Troy Duffy’s The Boondock Saints (1999)!
The first out of only 2 films in the filmography of bartender/bouncer/musician/screenwriter/director Troy Duffy, the film is regarded as somewhat of a cult hit, as well as mini-miracle given the character and (limited) capabilities of it's director.
Rampant glorification of violence and extremist ideologies!
Ron Jeremy's stunt double being shot through a 2-way mirror!
Willem Dafoe in drag!
Happy St. Patrick's Day from Catching Up On Cinema!
In keeping with the Irish-ish theme we've had for all the episodes posted this month, Kyle and Trevor invite you, the listener to join them in a special 3-part event we've taken to calling "An Evening with Troy Duffy".
For the uninitiated, Troy Duffy is of course the borderline talented Irish-American bartender/bouncer/screenwriter who is best known for writing and directing The Boondock Saints (1999).
Once thought (for about 5 minutes) to be the next big thing in Hollywood, Mr. Duffy would go on to become the subject of a cautionary tale of sorts, one that is detailed in the documentary we'll be covering in today's episode, Overnight (2003).
Look forward to follow-up episodes on both The Boondock Saints (1999) and The Boondock Saints 2: All Saint's Day (2009) AKA the entirety of Troy Duffy's theatrical filmography!
Kyle introduces Trevor to the world of Irish horror cinema by having him watch Corin Hardy's, The Hallow (2015)!
A fairly quaint little indie creature feature, the movie was a welcome treat for the 2 to experience.
Environmentalist messages in a monster flick!
Wood imps/fae/hallow beasts!
Trevor rambling about monster movies and really basic filmmaking stuff that everyone already knows!
This March is Irish films month at Catching Up On Cinema!
Trevor kicks things off our survey of the cinema of the Emerald Isle with a not-quite-Irish film (it's technically Scottish), The Big Man/Crossing the Line!
Starring Liam Neeson, the film is perhaps most noteworthy for featuring a protracted and brutal bare knuckle boxing sequence at it's climax.
Discussions regarding Liam Neeson's cock!
A clean shaven Billy Connolly wearing some of the ugliest suits ever featured on film!
Lengthy tangents involving the Lethal Weapon franchise!
Billy the Dog (who farts at night)!
It's the start of a new month, which means it must be time for another Catching Up On Blu-Ray!
Highlights of the physical media releases for March of 2019:
Creed II (2018, 4k)
The Favorite (2018, Olivia Colman earned a Best Actress Oscar for her performance)
The Craft (1996)
Hellboy (2004, 4k)
Burning (Korean, 2018)
Vox Lux (2018)
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018)
Kid Brother (Criterion, 1927)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018, Best Animated Feature winner at the Oscars)
Aquaman (2018, 4k)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Nominated for multiple Oscars)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018, 4k)
Detour (Criterion, 1945)
Japon (Criterion, 2001)
Green Book (2018, 4k, Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor winner at the Oscars)
Man's Best Friend (1993)
Perfect Blue (1997, Satoshi Kon anime)
Mortal Engines (2018, 4k)
Pet Sematary (1989, 4k)
The Street Fighter Collection (Arrow, 1973-1974)
And many more!
CATCHING UP ON CAGE finally comes to it's conclusion as Trevor and Kyle catch up on Patrick Lussier's grindhouse crap fest, Drive Angry (2011)!
Escaping from the bowels of Hell in a souped up muscle car, the plot follows Nic Cage and Amber Heard as they battle a cult and match wits with a scene-stealing William Fichtner.
Bullshit cinematography meant to enhance the 3D experience!
Slow-motion sex gunfights!
William Fichtner delivering every line with laser precision and expert comedic timing!
Amber Heard throwing some of the ugliest punches ever committed to film!
Billy Burke disapproving of his daughter's request to go to burning man, Vin Diesel serving as corporate spokesman for Muscle Milk, and many other, dumber tangents!
Part 3 of Kyle and Trevor's extended rant regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
In this final portion of the discussion, Kyle and Trevor voice their opinions on the upcoming Captain Marvel film (note: this podcast was originally recording on 2/3/2019) as well as Avengers: Endgame and other MCU films currently in production.
Stay tuned for the closing minutes of the discussion, wherein Kyle and Trevor (mostly Trevor) name a few of the upcoming films they're currently most excited to see!
Part 2 of Kyle and Trevor's rant regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
In this (shorter) portion of the discussion, Kyle and Trevor discuss their least favorite of the MCU films.
Hint: The Ant-Man films MIGHT be part of the discussion.
Kyle and Trevor take a breather from CATCHING UP ON CAGE month to rant about about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for a couple hours!
Broken up into 3 portions, this first part gives a general overview of the MCU, as well as includes Kyle and Trevor's picks for their favorite films in the series thus far.
CATCHING UP ON CAGE month continues as Kyle and Trevor plunge headlong into Dominic Sena's borderline straight-to-video sword and sorcery flick, Season of the Witch (2011)!
Full disclosure: Kyle had originally selected the Coen Brother's Raising Arizona (1991) for this week's episode, however at the last minute he decided against it.
Nic Cage looking like an older, cooler Chad Kroeger!
Ron Perlman sucking up all the air in the room with his gigantic head!
Christopher Lee being awesome and sporting gruesome plague makeup!
It's that time of the month again as Kyle and Trevor take a look a the upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray releases for February of 2019.
Some highlights of this month's releases:
Widows (4k, 2018)
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (4k, 2018)
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
The Sisters Brothers (2018)
The Possessed (Arrow, 1965)
Lu Over the Wall (2017)
Shame (Criterion, Ingemar Bergman, 1968)
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower (2017)
FLCL (2000 - 2001)
Horror Express (Arrow, 1972)
At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
The Front Runner (2018)
All That Heaven Allows (Criterion, 1955)
Overlord (4k, 2018)
A Star Is Born (4k, 2018)
Robin Hood (4k, 2018)
Cry-Baby (John Waters, 1990)
Mazinger Z: Infinity (2017)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (4k, 2018)
The Little Mermaid (4k, 1989)
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
And many more!
CATCHING UP ON CAGE month continues, as Trevor has Kyle sit down to watch Werner Herzog's brilliant sequel-in-name-only, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)!
Featuring some of the finest examples of Cage-ian acting ever committed to film, it's STRONGLY recommended that you, the listener, go out and watch the film before listening to this review.
Nic Cage threatening elderly women with bodily harm and abusing every drug known to man!
Xzibit sharing a "lucky crack pipe" with our hero!
Brad Dourif as your dad's bookie!
Iguanas and dancing souls!
Fat Val Kilmer!
CATCHING UP ON CAGE continues as Kyle makes his first selection of the month, Joel Schumacher's misguided comeback film, 8MM (1999)!
Peter Stormare, James Gandolfini and Anthony Heald competing to see who can be the greasiest, sleaziest bad guy in a movie full of greasy sleazy bad guys!
George Costanza as the gimp masked killer!
Nic Cage failing to CAGE OUT more than twice in a film!?
And Kyle and Trevor amusing themselves with bad impressions throughout!
February is Catching Up On CAGE month at Catching Up On Cinema!
Kicking off the month long exploration of Nicolas Cage's eclectic filmography, Kyle and Trevor mutually dive headlong into the beautifully brutal acid trip that is Panos Cosmatos' Mandy (2018)!
A color palette that burns the eyes!
A thrumming, electronic score that revs you up and freaks you out in equal measure!
A chainsaw fight for the ages!
Cage-ian acting at it's best!
In this episode, Kyle has Trevor Catch Up On Lexi Alexander's futbol hooligan epic, Green Street Hooligans (2005)!
Elijah Wood sucking at fighting!
Charlie Hunnam in a bath towel!
Gobs of British slang and jargon!
Shitty mullets and child death!
A drunken brawl every half hour to keep you interested!
In this installment of Catching Up On Cinema, Trevor has Kyle catch up on the modern Hong Kong martial arts classic, Ip Man (2008)!
Directed by Wilson Yip, and starring the inimitable Donnie Yen (with fight choreography by the legendary Sammo Hung) the film is a personal favorite of Trevor's.
Full disclosure, this episode is less comedic than most, with Trevor mostly using it as an excuse to talk about his love for martial arts films in general.
In this episode, Kyle and Trevor mutually Catch Up On the retro chique Canadian/New Zealand gore fest, Turbo Kid!
Bicycles and Turbo Blasters in the post-apocalyptic wasteland!
Michael Ironside wielding a golf club and grinding people into water!
Badass Cowboy Kiwi teaching youths the value of a "personal bubble".
Bad guys getting sliced into "body hats"!
*WARNING! This podcast contains full spoilers for Bandersnatch!*
In this episode, Kyle and Trevor make their first foray into Netflix exclusives as they review the revolutionary choose-your-own-adventure episode of Black Mirror, Bandersnatch (2018)!
Foreshadowing with a pinch of story!
Trevor rants about old videogames!
Kyle LOVES Tangerine Dream!
Trevor bitches about the format!
Kyle commits to making EVERY bad choice in the movie!
It's that time of the month again as Kyle and Trevor ring in the new year by Catching Up On Blu-Rays for the month of January 2019!
Some of the highlights from this month's releases:
Bad Times at the El Royal (4k)
Notorious (Hitchock, Criterion)
All that Jazz (Criterion)
The Uninvited (!!!)
All the Colors of Giallo (Documentary)
Cobra (Collector's Edition)
Waterworld (Arrow, Special Edition)
First Man (4k)
12 Round Gun
Speed Kills (!!!)
And many more!
"Hey, I'm sorry about Venom..."
Thank you Michelle Williams, for saying exactly what I'd tell my kid after taking them to see this movie in theaters!
In this special New Year's installment of Catching Up On Cinema, Kyle and Trevor review Sony/Marvel's loathsome pseudo-Spider-Man film, Venom (2018)!
Tom Hardy behaving like a crackhead on acid!
Venom, minus the iconic spider insignia and personality!
Riz Ahmed as a villain that doesn't know what the hell he wants!
Michelle Williams, there to push a button at the climax and little else!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Catching Up On Cinema!
In this episode, Kyle introduces Trevor to Michael Dougherty's deconstructionist modern holiday classic in the making, Krampus!
Multiple child deaths in a family horror film!
David Koechner fighting rabid gingerbread men!
Mute, obese children chugging Mountain Dew at the dinner table!
Toni Collette and Adam Scott wrasslin' with demonic toys!
Krampus and his METAL AF reindeer!
In this installment of Catching Up On Cinema, Kyle takes Trevor on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness to experience Lee Tamahori's 1997 adventure flick, The Edge!
Anthony Hopkins as the walking personification of Wikipedia!
Alec Baldwin saying "Charles" 40,000 frickin' times!
Bart the Bear giving the finest display of bear acting in cinema history!
It's that time of the month again, as Kyle and Trevor Catch Up On Blu-Ray for the month of December 2018!
Notable releases this month:
2001: A Space Odyssey on 4K (Cinematic classic)
The Equalizer 2 (Old man punches young people... Again)
Venom (Tom Hardy eats turds in the wind)
The Predator (Previously reviewed)
The Super (Val Kilmer lookin' baaaaaaaad)
The Lion King on 4K (Just in time for the new CGI trailer)
Death Kiss (Second coming of Charles Bronson)
The Apartment (Criterion. 'Nuff said.)
Deep Throat (!!!)
And many more!
In this episode of Catching Up On Cinema, Trevor introduces Kyle to the mega-budgeted Cannon Films flop, Lifeforce!
Naked space vampires!
Doctors making out with zombies!
Exploding, laser shooting corpses!
Patrick Stewart channeling the essence of a woman and hypnotizing astronauts with his feminine wiles!
In a very special edition of Catching Up On Cinema, Kyle and Trevor sit down to discuss the merits (and faults) of the two American Godzilla films... As well as the entirety of the Godzilla franchise cause Trevor is a super fanboy and can't help himself lol.
Matt once again guest stars on the show, as both he and Trevor venture out to the theater to Catch Up On the 8th installment in Rocky franchise, Creed II!
What follows is a lengthy discussion about not just the newest film in the series, but the entire Rocky series and what it means to them.
*WARNING! This podcast contains spoilers for Creed II. WARNING!*
Matt once again joins Kyle and Trevor for a special, Triple Threat edition of Catching of Up On Cinema!
In this installment, the 3 trade pitches for adaptations or reboots of media properties that they'd like to see committed to film someday.
Time codes for each of the pitches are listed below, as well as divided into individual chapters for your convenience:
1:50 - Matt - The Warriors
10:00 - Kyle - Michael Wincott as The Joker
18:15 - Trevor - Batman: Ten Nights of the Beast
33:30 - Matt - Die Hard
47:00 - Kyle - Guillermo Del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness
1:00:00 - Trevor - Aliens vs. Predator: The Arcade Game
1:12:20 - Matt - Timecop
1:19:20 - Kyle - Mortal Kombaaaaaaaat!!!
In this episode, Kyle has Trevor Catch Up On a childhood favorite of his, Disney's swashbuckling adventure film, The Three Musketeers!
Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland compete to see who can covertly abuse the most substances during the shoot!
Michael Wincott smokes 2 packs between takes!
Tim Curry is FULLY erect in every scene he's in!
And just what the Hell is up with white dudes and rope swings!?
Good lord that's a lot of nines!
In this episode, Kyle has Trevor Catch Up On Roman Polanski's satanic neo-noir, The Ninth Gate!
Listen as Kyle explains to Trevor the concept of a "smoking movie!"
Johnny Depp reading and smoking!
Frank Langella self-immolating and summoning the Devil!
Floating French women that like to bang outdoors!
And yet another death by hanging!
(Seriously Kyle, what the fuck man!?)
In this episode, Trevor introduces Kyle to the cinematic oeuvre of Ryuhei Kitamura by having him Catch Up On the Japanese indie actioner, Versus!
Guns! Zombies! Swordplay! Innumerable references to other, better, American films!
*BONUS!* A couple of minutes of behind-the-scenes audio wherein Kyle and Trevor chat about horror films from their formative years, and the horrors of franchise films owned by multiple distribution groups!
Kyle and Trevor Catch Up On the current and upcoming Blu-Ray releases from November of 2018.
Trevor teases a potential future episodes covering Superman: The Movie and Sleepwalkers (how dare Kyle NOT see Sleepwalkers!?)
Harrison Ford markets with his FACE!
Is Big Trouble a complete waste of time!?
What is up with the Gingerbread Man!?
Trevor finally remembers the name of that Dave Bautista movie that takes place in a soccer stadium!
And for some reason, the MVP of November 2018 is Lucio Fulci, who has a number of films being re-released on blu-ray this month!
In this episode, Trevor has Kyle catch up on the 1992 boxing/gambling flick, Diggstown!
James Woods and Bruce Dern trying to out-sleaze each other!
Oliver Platt drinking 10 pitchers of beer! Jesus calling someone the "N" word! Inappropriate, 3rd act tone shifts!
In this episode, Kyle has Trevor Catch Up On his UK cinema by having him watch Guy Ritchie's directorial debut, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels!
The Porn King! Juggernaut Footballers! Drunken Backflips! A Man On Fire!
Happy Halloween 2018!
In keeping with the spirit of the season, Kyle has Trevor Catch Up On Sam Raimi's 1981 indie classic, The Evil Dead!
As a bonus, the two also discuss the merits of the 2013 remake.
Zoom lenses! 90 seconds straight of screaming! Chainsaw skull fuckings! Gwar roadies hijacking the effects department!
Kyle and Trevor are once again joined in the studio by Trevor's brother Matt, as the trio discuss John Carpenter's 1982 horror classic, The Thing!
The 2011 prequel of the same name is also mentioned... grudgingly.
Trevor's brother Matt makes his Catching Up Cinema debut in this special "Triple Threat" review!
Matt makes the most of his guest spot by having Kyle and Trevor catch up on Adam Rifkin's bizarre and largely forgotten, The Dark Backward!
Judd Nelson with a 3rd arm! Necrophilia! Disappearing/reappearing mustaches! A world owned by a pork company!
In light of Kyle and Trevor's mutual appreciation of Stephen Sommers' The Mummy from 1999, Trevor decides to have Kyle Catch Up On an earlier film from the director's filmography, Deep Rising!
Treat Williams as the chillest dad in the universe!
Famke Janssen being fine as hell! The bad guy from Lethal Weapon 2 as a ship captain! Benny!? KANO!?
Kyle and Trevor sit down to take a look at the upcoming physical media releases from 10/16/2018 through the end of October!
Release dates are noted throughout, as are the pair's thoughts (if any) regarding the films released within this time frame.
Trevor gushes about Buybust! Kyle talks about French crap!
In this episode of Catching Up On Cinema, Kyle introduces Trevor to 2013's grim and critically panned crime-thriller, The Counselor.
Directed by Ridley Scott and shot from a screenplay penned by Cormac McCarthy, the film is visually engaging and boasts a stellar ensemble cast... and yet somehow holds a 45% rating on Rotten Tomatoes(?)
Day drinking! "The Car Scene"! Michael Shannon vs. The Wire Man! CHEETAH WOMEN!
Following up on their very first collaboration together, The Predator Master Class, (https://anchor.fm/catchinguponcinema/episodes/The-Predator-Master-Class-e296jl) Kyle and Trevor bite the bullet and collectively Catch Up On Cinema by heading out to the theater to watch Shane Black's critically panned, The Predator!
Somehow, the 2 manage to rant and nitpick for longer than the actual run time of the movie.
*WARNING! Total spoilers for the soon-to-be-pulled-from-theaters film!*
As fate would have it, both Kyle and Trevor recently watched 2017's ill-fated cinematic universe starter, The Mummy.
Join the 2 of them as they compare and contrast the sole entry in the Dark Universe franchise to it's (superior) 1999 predecessor.
Brendan Fraser Vs. Tom Cruise! Arnold Vosloo Vs. Sofia Boutella!
Rachel Weisz Vs. Generic Blonde Lady! Benny!?
In this installment of Catching Up On Cinema, Trevor tosses Kyle a sweat and testosterone soaked curve ball in the form of the direct-to-DVD martial arts sequel, Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing!
WARNING: Approximately 95% of this podcast consists of Trevor talking AT Kyle about the majesty and badass-itude of Scott Adkins.
Ex-Power Rangers Directors! Bad Russian Accents! Leaping Kicks! Endless, Detailed Descriptions Of The Male Physique!
The very first (official) episode of Catching Up On Cinema!In this installment, Kyle helps Trevor to Catch Up On Cinema by having (read: forcing) him to watch Dan Aykroyd’s infamous screwball horror-comedy, Nothing But Trouble!Giant Babies, Brazilionaires and Penis Noses abound!
Kyle and Trevor get together for their very first podcast!
In this episode, the 2 discuss the entire Predator film franchise including:
Predator 2 (1990)
Aliens vs. Predator (2004)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Additionally, the 2 make their predictions as to what they expect to see in Shane Black's The Predator (2018)!