Joe Dante: Hollywood Boulevard (1976)

We’ve tweaked our podcast formula a bit and are proud to present to you the first episode of BEHIND THE HYPE which looks back through a filmmaker’s career to examine their early or more obscure works. Every month we’ll tackle a different filmmaker, covering at least four of their movies.

This month we’re delving into the career of Joe Dante with his first film Hollywood Boulevard, from 1976. We also briefly discuss the short “French Ventriloquist’s Dummy” from the 1987 film Amazon Women on the Moon.


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Chapter 33 – Weathering the Storm

The tableau is pure chaos. Nine hellfire riders advance upon the four tiefling, and once again a tear in the fabric of reality has spit out abyssal spawn. As if that weren’t enough, a flying galleon has just broken the cloud cover, seemingly in pursuit of the riders. Get ready for some serious shit.

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Episode 60 – When All Other Lights Go Out

Sam gives her own lights of Erendil to help those with Seasonal Affective Disorder.

If you’re in a particularly dark place, here are some resources.


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The Other Voices: Booksmart

Every time someone I follow on Twitter watches director Olivia Wilde’s 2019 film BOOKSMART, they immediately rave about it and order everyone who reads their tweet to see it. So I finally saw it. And I agree one hundred percent: SEE IT. It’s even on Hulu right now, so just go watch it. I’m not gonna spoil it, so this article is safe for you to read, but as soon as it’s done, you need to see this film. Or go watch it now and come back after.

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I’m just gonna dive right in by saying that this is one of the best edited films I’ve ever seen. Editor Jamie Gross makes such judicious choices with where to let the story breathe and where to get cheeky. When filmmakers talk about voice – this film has it in spades. Even the music choices keep the momentum going when the story slows down. All this comes together in post – but it can’t happen unless the right shots were filmed on the day. And to that vision, we can credit Wilde and her cinematographer, Jason McCormik.

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7.05: The Inamorata Consequence

This week on the podcast Bryan Dressel, Graham “H.E.L.P.eR. MOD-2” Mason, and Matt “Corporal Snoopy” Dykes talk The Inamorata Consequence, which is quite enjoyable…unless you’re Matt. The Guild of Calamitous Intent and the OSI renegotiate their contract, Hank reunites with Dermot, and Dean goes back to the place where he learned that he and Hank were clones…only to find out that Rusty was ALSO A CLONE. Oh, and did you know that H.E.L.P.eR. MOD-2 was voiced by Rhys Darby? Fun!

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Episode 27: Fallout 3 with Kevin Hartwig

In today’s episode, Kevin Hartwig from the Super GG crew joins me to gush about our love for Fallout 3. Fallout has recently come under fire for a tough release with Fallout 76 but we will bring you back to a happier time when everything was green.

Special thanks to the Tunnel Snakes because they RULE!!!

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Episode 59 – Be Your Own Aragorn

Unrequited love and Geralt of Rivia have Sam all hot and bothered this week.


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7.04: The High Cost of Loathing

This week on the podcast Bryan Dressel, Graham “Billy Quiz Boy” Mason, and Matt “The Monarch” Dykes discuss The High Cost of Loathing, in which The Monarch deals with the financial challenges of rebuilding his organization. Or as Bryan likes to call it: “Season Seven Proper.”

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Episode 26: F1 Sim Racing with Zack

This week we are joined by Zack aka “Tweak.” Zach is an F1 sim racer who one day hopes to translate his skills to a real F1 race car. We talked about the misconceptions of the cost to do sim racing and what the pros use to prepare for races.

Special thanks to Nascar for only turning left.

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Hey, Check This Out: From Here to Eternity

I haven’t been all that interested in music exploration for years now, letting that hobby languish in favor of others such as movies, videogames, television, and most recently Dungeons & Dragons. I’m not hip with the latest indie music releases, and I haven’t been to a show at the Echoplex in years. At this point, anything new I come across is strictly accidental. However, I’ve started taking an interest in older music, and I owe that completely to film. Case in point: From Here to Eternity, by Giorgio Moroder.

Came across this album via Gaspar Noé’s 2018 perverted Busby Berkeley fever-dream psychological horror film CLIMAX, which has an amazing soundtrack to go along with its delightfully alarming visuals. One track in particular stood out:

I quite enjoy the likes of Daft Punk, Justice, Ratatat, and The Chemical Brothers and all of my favorites from their works claim Giorgio as an influence, whether they explicitly state that or not. So, I decided to check out this album and start digging into this musical blind spot, and wow was I rewarded for my efforts.

From Here To Eternity came out in 1977, and it’s really cool to be able to connect the dots between the music I enjoy today with its influences. You should really check it out.