The Arkin Brothers Talk About Movies
Episode57: C.H.U.D. (1984)

Episode57: C.H.U.D. (1984)

October 21, 2021

If you don't know what C.H.U.D. stands for, you didn't live in NYC in the 80s. This movie is a wild ride, starring John Heard, Daniel Stern, and our special guest, Matthew's very good friend Chris Curry.

Episode 56: Trilogy of Terror (1975)

Episode 56: Trilogy of Terror (1975)

October 14, 2021

Karen Black plays 4 roles in three short tales of terror. Watch out for that little, little man! If you ever saw this, you know what I mean. Directed by Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows) from stories by Richard Matheson (The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, I Am Legend).

Episode 55: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Episode 55: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

October 8, 2021

The movie that launched the works of John le Carré to the screen, where he remained a force for more than half a century. Starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, and Sam Wanamaker. Directed by Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae) with cinematography by the legendary Oswald Morris (Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, The Man Who Would Be King).

Episode 54: The Russia House (1990)

Episode 54: The Russia House (1990)

September 30, 2021

Sean Connery returns to the spy game, but since this is written by Tom Stoppard, directed by Fred Schepisi, and based on the novel by John le Carré, you know that this will bear as much relation to a Bond film as chess does to Chutes and Ladders. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, John Mahoney, James Fox, J.T. Walsh, and Roy Scheider.

Episode 53: Unforgettable (1996)

Episode 53: Unforgettable (1996)

September 17, 2021

Ray Liotta was a suspect in his wife's murder. Now an experimental drug might give him some answers, and save a lot of lives. Also starring Linda Fiorentino, Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald, David Paymer, and Kim Cattrall.

Episode 52: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Episode 52: Some Like It Hot (1959)

September 13, 2021

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguised as women while on the run after witnessing a mob hit. Directed by Billy Wilder and also featuring Marilyn Monroe, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, and our old friend Joan Shawlee. From a script by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond (The Apartment).

Episode 51: The Apartment (1960)

Episode 51: The Apartment (1960)

September 2, 2021

Jack Lemon tries to curry favor at the office by loaning his apartment to co-workers for their romantic pursuits. Hilarious hijinks ensue. Also starring Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, and everyone's favorite Martian, Ray Walston. Directed by Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard).

Episode 50: Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

Episode 50: Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

August 19, 2021

Matthew's new apartment fell through, so he's been homeless for a few weeks, with a few more weeks to come. Which leads us to this meditation on homelessness. Directed by Paul Mazursky, with Nick Nolte, Richard Dreyfuss, Bette Midler, Elizabeth Pena, and Little Richard.

Episode 49: Damnation Alley (1977)

Episode 49: Damnation Alley (1977)

July 29, 2021

Jan Michael Vincent and George Peppard struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic landscape plagued by giant scorpions, massive storms, and a skyline of odd and shifting colors. Sounds like a normal day in modern Los Angeles. Also featuring the talents of Paul Winfield, Dominique Sanda, and Jackie Earle Haley. Directed by Jack Smight (Harper).

Episode 48: Spider Baby (1967)

Episode 48: Spider Baby (1967)

July 22, 2021

. . . or, the Maddest Story Ever Told. This legendary cult classic was written and directed by Jack Hill, and it even boasts an appearance by Lon Chaney, Jr. This is not one to miss.

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