By Matthew Schuchman
Overdue Rentals is run by Matthew Schuchman and Mike Reyes. We're two entertainment journalists who are looking to talk about the many films that somehow have been forgotten about as time goes by. We want to introduce you to films you may have meant to see, but still are on your list of films you're overdue on seeing.
Episode 48: Downton Abbey: A New Era and Local Hero with Simon Curtis
The family and staff of Downton Abbey are back on the big screen and this time their adventure was helmed by the one and only Simon Curtis. Simon joined us to talk about undertaking a new Downton tale as well as talk about 1983's Local Hero. Be forewarned, there are some big Downton spoilers contained within. If you don't want to know about a fairly large plot point, skip the following timeframes: 10:13 to 12:07 and 22:00 to 22:30. So, after you see the movie, come back to listen to the parts you missed!
May 18, 2022
Episode 47- Lenny Abrahamson on Frank and Conversations with Friends
When Mike and I started work on the Overdue Rentals podcast, we had a list of 10 films we wanted to kick off our show with. Lenny Abrahamson's 2014 film, Frank, was one of those 10. Now, here we are with the man himself discussing this highly underseen classic. After the success of his adaptation of Normal People for Hulu, Lenny is back with an adaptation of Sally Rooney's first book, Conversations with Friends which premieres on Hulu starting this Friday, May 15th. As much as it was a thrill to talk about the show with Lenny, we were beyond thrilled to have some time to chat up the man about Frank and revel in all its glory.
May 11, 2022
Episode 46- Emily Marsh on the new MST3K and Phantom of the Paradise
This just in! We have the brand new MST3K host Emily Marsh with us this week. Emily has jumped from the MST3K live crew to be one of three hosts for the new run of MST3K episodes that you can now watch on the Gizmoplex. Along with some always needed MST3K chat, Emily is here to talk about the 1974 Brian De Palma cult classic, Phantom of the Paradise. Get ready for some off the wall banter!
May 08, 2022
Episode 45- Dual and The Art of Self-Defense with Riley Stearns
2022 has been a great year for films so far, and Riley Stearns the man behind 2019's The Art of Self-Defense is responsible for adding on to the already growing list of fantastic 2022 films with his newest effort, Dual. The film stars Karen Gillan as a woman who must fight a clone of herself to the death. It's a must see, as is The Art of Self-Defense if you haven't seen it yet. Listen in for a great chat and make sure you see these films, if you haven't already.
April 18, 2022
Episode 44- Greg Davies on Taskmaster and Riders of Justice
Part 2 of our Taskmaster spectacular...we have the Taskmaster himself, Greg Davies, with us today. Much like our episode with Alex, It was a pure delight to have Greg with us to not only talk a bit about what makes Taskmaster great, but a brilliant modern Overdue Rental choice; Riders of Justice. We certainly hope to have Greg and Alex back on soon, as these gentleman really know their stuff. Taskmaster series 13 is not underway and all your favorite episodes of Taskmaster's past are now on/will soon be on, Taskmaster Supermax+. Get involved, today!
April 15, 2022
Episode 43- Alex Horne on Taskmaster and The Blues Brothers
It's an absolute honor to have the mind behind Taskmaster, Alex Horne, drop into the shop to discuss some special details about the making of his hit phenom. While with us though, Alex dished on the one film that means a lot to him that he think some people still need to be exposed to; The Blues Brothers. Best not to waste too much time, you'll want to start listening to this episode as soon as you can. Your time starts now! Don't forget to check out Taskmaster Supermax+ where series 9 will be available to watch for those outside the UK for the first time in awhile starting on April 15th. Also, remember that series 13 of Taskmaster starts on Thursday, April 14th.
April 13, 2022
Episode 42- Breakwater and Vanilla Sky with Chris Hanada and Tanner Kling
Get ready for one fantastic conversation. Chris Hanada and Tanner Kling of Retrofit films stopped the shop to talk about their Snap original, Breakwater. While they were with us, we also got to talk about the Tom Cruise starring/Cameron Crowe directed, Vanilla Sky. Chris and Tanner who have some inside knowledge of the production as they met while working on Vanilla Sky shine a light on some great details; so strap in!
April 11, 2022
Episode 41- Nitram and MacBeth (2015) with Justin Kurzel
Justin Kurzel took some time to speak with your boys about his new film, Nitram, which looks at the events of one of Australia's most infamous shootings. We balanced the mood with some talk about his 2015 adaptation of MacBeth as well, which starred Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Make sure you see both films if you haven't yet.
April 10, 2022
Episode 40- The Majestic with Josh Weiss
We have Josh Weiss of Syfy Wire with us to discuss his new book, Beat the Devils, which is out now for you to purchase and read! Josh also dropped by the shop to talk about Frank Darabont's, The Majestic--which stars Jim Carrey and Laurie Holden in an old school Frank Capra style big picture. Enjoy!
March 29, 2022
Episode 39- Graham Moore on The Outfit and The Imitation Game
What a week it has been! In part 2 of our coverage of The Outfit which is now in theaters we have director and co-writer Graham Moore who stopped by to talk all about getting his directorial debut off the ground. We also spoke about his academy award winning script for The Imitation Game. Make sure you go check out The Outfit, it will be well worth your time!
March 18, 2022
Episode 38- Ryan Kwanten on Expired and Dead Silence
You're in for an absolute treat today listeners! Ryan Kwanten--who many of you know as Jason Stackhouse from HBO's True Blood--is in the store to discuss his new film Expired as well as the James Wan helmed, Dead Silence. Join us as we talk futurism, ventriloquist dummies, and...the Coen Brothers? We've got it all here folks. You can also check out Expired starting this Friday, March 18th.
March 16, 2022
Episode 37- Dylan O'Brien on The Outfit and Love and Monsters
In the first part of our coverage for The Outfit, Dylan O'Brien stops by to talk about joining this very special project, getting into the Chicago style of the piece, and give you some insider info on some young talent you should keep your eyes open for. We also talk about his 2020 film, Love and Monsters; which you can watch on Hulu, now. Make sure you go and check out The Outfit as it opens on Friday, Match 18th.
March 14, 2022
Episode 36- Chad Coleman on Bowfinger and Humble Hollywood
Cutty from The Wire, Tyrese from The Walking Dead, Klyden on The Orville, Z on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Col. Fred Johnson on The Expanse; we could go on forever naming the multitude of media you know Chad Coleman from. Well, get ready for another point of reference for this brilliant talent as he has a new podcast launching, Humble Hollywood with Chad. Mr. Coleman joined us on Overdue Rentals to talk about his new endeavor as well as reminisce about the brilliant Steve Martin/Eddie Murphy film, Bowfinger. Join us for the fun, won't you?
March 10, 2022
Episode 35- Jacksepticeye on his new documentary How Did We Get Here? and Hot Fuzz
We have very special guest Seán McLoughlin--better know to the world as YouTube sensation Jacksepticeye with us today to talk about the documentary revolving around his recent live tour, How Did We Get Here? Along with a deep dive into the film, the live show; Seán is here to discuss why he thinks Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz still needs to be seen by more people. How Did We Get Here premieres Monday, Feb 28th, 2022 through Monument House. Click on the following link to get your tickets. https://www.momenthouse.com/jacksepticeye.
February 27, 2022
Episode 34- Sharlto Copley on Ted K and The A-Team
This week on Overdue Rentals, we decided to leverage the more serious nature of our guests tense new film, by talking about the much more fun natured adaptation he starred in; for a little bit of levity. As of course, we are joined by Sharlto Copley who is starring as the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski in the new film Ted K that releases February 18th, 2022. We also delve into his turn as Howling Mad Murdock in Joe Carnahan's big screen version of, The A-Team. Of course, District 9 and some other fun subjects crop up. What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than listening to a conversation about some unhinged individual, right!?
February 14, 2022
Episode 33- Tony Todd talks about Night of the Living Dead (1990) and Stoker Hills
Tony Todd, the legend himself is with us to talk about his newest film, Stoker Hills, as well as the Tom Savini helmed remake of Night of the Living Dead. We also talk some football, cats, and vide games. It should be noted that this discussion took place right after the divisional round of playoffs, hence why we are talking about football games from a few weeks ago. There is also some very quick audio issues in the middle of Tony's discussion, but it clears up quickly.
February 09, 2022
Episode 32- Tim Roth discusses Sundown and Rob Roy
We were privileged to have some time to talk with the legend himself, Tim Roth, about his new film Sundown as well as the Overdue Rental choice for the week, Rob Roy. In reality, if we could have had hours to talk with Mr. Roth, we'd probably still only have time to cover two of the numerous films we'd truly love to cover with him. But for now, join us as we learn what went behind creating the character of Neil for Sundown, the fears Tim had he might be fired from what became a highly nominated and awarded role in Rob Roy, as well as the special Quentin Tarantino text chain he's part of.
January 24, 2022
Episode 31- Fright Night '85 and Fright Night '11 with guest, Vera Kurian
Author Vera Kurian joins us...we mean Mike...to talk about the original Tom Holland directed (no, not that Tom Holland), 1985 classic and the 2011 re-make of Fright Night. Oh, and let's just talk a bit about Fright Night Two, while we're at it. I mean, while Mike's at it. It's a solo run again, fam!
January 21, 2022
Episode 30- Tapeheads with special guest, Julia Marchese
Actress, Writer, Director Julia Marchese is with us today to discuss the often forgotten Tim Robbins/John Cusack 80's gem, Tapeheads. Let's not also forget that Julia herself has a new short film coming out soon that is an adaptation of the Stephen King story, I Know What You Need.
January 14, 2022
Episode 29- The Novice with Lauren Hadaway
Surprise! Mike is traveling today, so it's just me here, but I get to talk with Lauren Hadaway about her brilliant directorial debut, The Novice. The film stars Isabelle Furhman as a college freshman who joins her college rowing team and pushes her boundaries as she strives to be the best. See this film, immediately! As well as any other films we may end up talking about.
December 30, 2021
Episode 28- A.I. with film maker, Luke Momo
Join us this week as we speak with film maker Luke Momo about the Steven Spielberg helmed, A.I., and reminisce with us over the legendary backstory on how this film came to be. Also, make sure you go on Instagram and follow @stampsmovie to get a link to see Luke's new short film, The Stamp Collector.
December 12, 2021
Episode 27- Memoirs of an Invisible Man with guest Adam Bowersox
WE WANT OUR MOLECULES BACK! Hey there, Overdue Rentals members, we are joined today by 95 KGGO's Adam Bowersox to talk about the 1992 John Carpenter helmed, Chevy Chase and Daryl Hannah starring; Memoirs of an Invisible man. Join us as we discuss the quintessential 2 star movie that never took off.
November 17, 2021
Episode 26- Primary Colors with Joey Magidson
It's election season! The voter turn outs are starting to roll in, so let's talk about Primary Colors! The Awards Radar's Joey Magidson joined us to talk about the film based on a book, which was based on the fictionalized events of the Bill Clinton presidential primary races. Now, we record this back at the end of August though, so some small items we say, are already a little dated!
November 03, 2021
Episode 25- Cinematographer Paul Cameron on Collateral, Reminiscence, and the recent IATSE situation.
This episode was recorded on Oct. 15th, when the IATSE strike was possibly still happening. Even though the strike has been averted, legendary cinematographer Paul Cameron's insights on the business are fascinating and still important. We talked shop a little bit before getting into the his recent work on Reminiscence and the Overdue Rental choice for this episode, Collateral.
October 20, 2021
Episode 24- Trick 'r Treat with Collider's Perri Nemiroff
Our dear friend Perri Nemiroff, host of Collider's Ladies Night is helping us kick off our October run of episodes by talking about the instant Halloween classic; Michael Dougherty's, Trick r' Treat. Join us as we talk all about Sam until we derail and end up talking about everything from Fear Street to The Power Rangers. Happy October everyone!
October 06, 2021
Episode 23- Tim Blake Nelson on Old Henry and Irreversible
It is time to buckle up! Joining us this week is Tim Blake Nelson who absolutely kills it in his new film, Old Henry, which is out in theaters Friday Oct. 8th. But, we're also here to talk about the controversial, shocking, and diverse Gaspar Noe film, Irreversible. If you're unaware of what happens in Irreversible, here is your trigger warning for talk about violence and sexual assault.
September 30, 2021
Episode 22- Christian and Justin Long on Lady of the Manor and What About Bob?
Part 2 of our Lady of the Manor coverage is here. Brothers, Co-writers, and Co-directors Christian and Justin Long are here and we have a lot to talk about. There was a lot of films that inspired the brothers in creating their debut feature length comedy, but one film stands above them all, the 1991 Bill Murray/Richard Dreyfuss comedy, What About Bob? This was one lovely conversation that could have went on for hours and hours.
September 25, 2021
Episode 21- Melanie Lynskey on Lady of the Manor and Win Win
The hits just keep on coming. This week we were lucky enough to have the amazing Melanie Lynskey in the store to talk about her new film, Lady of the Manor and the 2011 Tom McCarthy written and directed, Win Win. Since we had Melanie on hand, we of course couldn't help but ask a few questions about Heavenly Creatures, but since we already have a full episode about the film...we kept it short. We unfortunately had a a few tech issues at the start of the interview, but it all worked out in the end.
September 23, 2021
Episode 20- Guest Richard E. Grant on Everybody's Talking About Jamie and Warlock
The man, the myth, the legend, Richard E. Grant is with us to discuss his new film, Everybody's Talking About Jamie--which premiered on Amazon Prime, Friday, September 17th. Also on tap, is this week's overdue rental-- Warlock, which Richard starred in across from Julian Sands in the late 80s/early 90s. And yes, don't worry, there is plenty of Classic Loki talk to be had. Listen in for a great discussion with a true master of the art of acting. Note: Thank you to our friend Joey Magidson for helping with this week's thumbnail. The video portion of this interview was corrupted, so we needed to grab the image from his talk with Mr. Grant. You can see that talk over at Awardsradar.com.
September 15, 2021
Episode 19- Dancer in the Dark and Rushed with special guest; Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Special Episode Alert! Today's guest is someone who needs no introduction. You know Siobhan Fallon Hogan from pretty much every film or TV show ever made! But for the first time in her career, she has written, produced, and stars in her own film. Rushed is out today, August 27th so make sure you go and get your tickets to see it! Siobhan dropped into Overdue Rentals to talk about making this monumental film as well as her work on Dancer in the Dark as well as other Lars Von Trier works. Enjoy!
August 27, 2021
Episode 18- Welcome to the Dollhouse and Don't Breathe 2 with special guest; Brendan Sexton III
This week we are joined by Brendan Sexton III who can currently be seen in Don't Breathe 2 along side Stephen Lang's The Blind Man. Brendan has been in the game since he was a teenager and he dropped by the shop to talk about Don't Breathe 2, as well as his first feature film gig from 1996, Welcome to the Dollhouse. Come on in and enjoy the discussion.
August 25, 2021
Episode 17- The Silent Partner with special guest, Eddie Muller
This week we are joined by TCM's Noir Alley host, Eddie Muller whose 1998 book Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir just received a new expanded re-issue. Among the general topic of film noir, we are also focusing on the classic noir thriller, Silent Partner which stars Elliot Gould and Christopher Plummer. The Silent Partner is a true masterpiece that many people still have not discovered. Make sure you catch it and join us as we discuss the film and its legacy.
August 18, 2021
Episode 16- Monuments and Wag the Dog with special guest; Marguerite Moreau
Strap in Overdue Rentals fans, you're in for one fun ride today. Marguerite Moreau dropped into the shop to talk about her new film, Monuments and also discuss the 1998 Barry Levinson star studded political satire, Wag the Dog. After this episode, we're starting a fundraiser so we can pay to have Marguerite join us every week. What a fantastic chat with a wonderful guest. Please enjoy, and check out Monuments and Wag the Dog, if you haven't already.
August 11, 2021
Episode 15- The Commitments with special guest; Jimmy O.
It's simply amazing that Alan Parker's 1991 masterpiece, The Commitments, is not talked about now, as much as it was when it was released. We have Jimmy O. of JoBlo.com with us to reminisce over this nugget of pure joy from 1991. Get ready to sing along, as once you start talking about The Commitments, you too will be committed to singing your soul out!
August 04, 2021
Episode 14- Run Lola Run with special guest, Alec Kubas-Meyer
This week, we're talking about the late 1900s classic from writer/director Tom Tykwer, Run Lola Run. Our good friend, Alec Kubas-Meyer of The Week I Review is with us to discuss this stylistic German film that took the world by storm upon its release. Enjoy the discussion and let us know about your Run Lola Run memories.
July 28, 2021
Episode 13- Speed Racer and Midnight in the Switchgrass with special guest; Emile Hirsch
Go Speed Racer, go! Emile Hirsch is with us today to discuss his new film, Murder in the Switchgrass, which will be in select theaters and on demand this Friday, July 23rd. While we had Mr. Hirsch in the Overdue Rentals shop with us, we took a look back on the now cult phenomenon, 2008's Speed Racer. Of course, we couldn't let Emile go without getting some extra bits about his other past works, including his time on the set of Quinten Tarantino's, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. ENJOY!
July 21, 2021
Episode 12- Jacob's Ladder (1990) with Special Guest, Victoria Negri
You've probably seen it already or you know so many people who told you it is a must see...well, we're here to tell you the same. Even if you've seen Jacob's Ladder in the past, you have to watch it again. We are joined by film maker Victoria Negri to dive back into this 1990 classic that even when appreciated, needs more attention.
June 30, 2021
Episode 11- Werewolves Within and Heavenly Creatures with special guest; Harvey Guillén
Public service announcement: Werewolves Within is fantastic! Go see it ASAP. It will be in theaters on June 25th and then available on VOD starting July 2nd. We have star Harvey Guillén with us to discuss the fabulous film, as well as his overdue rental choice, Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures. Thank you Harvey for discussing these two films with us.
June 21, 2021
Episode 10- Willy's Wonderland and Dark City with special guest; Kevin Lewis
Overdue Rentals is thrilled to have Kevin Lewis drop in this week to discuss both his recent Nic Cage starring film, Willy's Wonderland, as well as the classic 1998 noir masterpiece, Dark City. Animatronics, mysterious strangers, Quentin Tarantino...everything is up for grabs to talk about this go around. Listen in for some good old fashioned entertainment. P.S.- We all had some audio issues in this one, but we cleaned most of it up.
June 16, 2021
Episode 9- Dredd with special guest, Trace Beaulieu
What is this? MST3K month!? The Mads are in the house again as this week; Trace Beaulieu is with us to talk about the 2012 version of Dredd, starring Karl Urban and written by Alex Garland. Join us as we talk about the new adaptation, exploding heads, pizza toppings, and more!
June 09, 2021
Episode 8- Looper with special guest; Frank Conniff
Overdue Rental roll call...Mike! Matt! FRANK CONNIFF! That's right, we are joined by the Mystery Science Theater 3000 alum to talk about the brilliant, yet somehow still under-appreciated 2012 Rian Johnson Sci-Fi stunner; Looper. If you're still somehow unfamiliar with this modern masterpiece, make sure to check it out after listening to our discussion.
June 03, 2021
Episode 7- Explorers with special guest, Max Evry
Our good friend Max Evry joins us to discuss the Joe Dante 80s classic, Explorers. The first film for both Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix; Explorers is a treasure of the time that just oozes nostalgia. It's been released on Blu-Ray for the first time through Shout Factory on May 25th, 2021. Make sure you check it out after the discussion.
May 26, 2021
Episode 6- Seance and The Guest with Special Guest, Simon Barrett
Writer Simon Barrett joins us to discuss his directorial debut, Seance. We also take the time to talk about Mike's Overdue Rental choice, The Guest. The fun doesn't stop there though, as we get some insight into some of Simon's upcoming projects, including his sequel to Face/Off. Seance is in theaters and on demand starting May 21st.
May 19, 2021
Episode 5- The Killing of Two Lovers and The Perfect Host with special guest, Clayne Crawford
This week we are joined by Clayne Crawford to discuss the the 2020 Sundance hit, The Killing of Two Lovers, which sees its official release in select theaters and on VOD this Friday, May 14th. We also talk about our overdue rental choice for this week, 2010's The Perfect Host, which Clayne stars in with David Hyde Pierce. The Perfect Host is definitely an indie feature that needs to be seen by more people, make sure you check it out.
May 12, 2021
Episode 4- Benny Loves You and The Blob (1988) with special guest, Karl Holt
This week we are joined by the writer/director/star of the new horror/comedy, Benny Loves You; Karl Holt. We get the inside scoop on the process of making this truly independent feature, and discuss an overdue rental from Karl's collection, the 1988 re-make of The Blob. Lots of reminiscing and some great new ideas to be found within.
May 05, 2021
Episode 3- The Singing Detective with special guest, Jon Amiel
This week, we are joined by Jon Amiel; the director of Matthew's favorite film of all time...The Singing Detective (1986). This utter masterpiece penned by the brilliant Dennis Potter, only aired in the US, once! Jon took some time to discuss with us his relationship to the project and Dennis Potter, all the ins-and-outs of creating such a sprawling work of art, and all those special little details that went into the casting and production of a film that too many people still need to see. Note: When you ultimately go to look up information on this film, make sure you are not looking at the 2003 re-make starring Robert Downey Jr. Make sure you are looking at the film from 1986, starring Michael Gambon.
April 28, 2021
Episode 2- Mistress with special guest, Robert Wuhl
This week we are joined by Robert Wuhl, start of the 1992 comedy/drama, Mistress (written and directed by Barry Primus). Strap in for a wonderful chat that covers this film, as well as many other facets of the industry. Robert Wuhl is full of stories, and he shared a lot of great memories with us. Enjoy!
April 21, 2021
Episode 1- Kill List and In the Earth with special guest, Ben Wheatley
We are joined by filmmaker Ben Wheatley to talk about his 2011 shocker, Kill List, as well as his brand new film, In the Earth. In the Earth is now in theaters, check it out if you can. Kill List is also available on The Criterion Channel and available to rent on all home services.
April 16, 2021
Episode 0- Introduction
Oh, hello there. I see you've found your way to our podcast and want to know all about us. Well, listen to this short introductory episode to see what we're all about.
April 16, 2021