Episode 038: Mojitos, the Colon Option and Gravel Rain

Minty-sweet rum goodness guides Kate, Josh and Laura through the wackiness that is “Airport ’77,” a star-studded turkey that surprisingly features almost no airport but which does feature a leather-bound Pong table. Yes, really. Join us!

Movie: “Airport ’77
Recommendations: “The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons,” “FTL: Faster Than Light,” and Chikara.

Show Notes:
1. Want to visit one of Kate’s favorite bars? What about a favorite of Hemingway’s? You’re in luck, because they happen to be one and the same! If you’re ever in Key West, make sure to stop by Captain Tony’s!
2. While we’re at it, make sure to stop by the Hemingway house. They have six toed cats…and Hemingway! It is the best $13 you’ll ever spend.
3. In case there was any doubt, Joseph Cotten is wonderful.
4. Turns out stealing famous works of art is very rarely worth it. Check out an excellent read here.
5. If you’re curious about the Joan Fontaine/Olivia de Havilland feud, there’s a lot of speculative articles out there. Take it with a grain of salt.

Episode 037: The Bronx, Philatephilia and the Magic Valley

Like the pillow pet, the Bronx is two things at once. It’s one of the five boroughs, and it’s a delicious gin drink. Join us as we sleuth out this almost-martini’s citrusy goodness before indulging in a bit of Nicholson-and-Spader mayhem. Bottoms up!

Movie: “Wolf
Recommendations: “Last Week Tonight” and “The Mummy

Show Notes:
1. Yes, ticks are arachnids. Well, technically small arachnids in the order Parasitiformes.
2. Artisanal Vermouth is maybe the worst thing ever. Maaaaybe.
3. For the record, Christopher Plummer is a beautiful, beautiful man. Yeah, there’s no link here. It’s just fact.
4. One of Kate’s favorite episodes of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” is “Werewolf.” You should watch it.
5. WITNESS THE GENIUS OF SPADER.
6. WITNESS IT.
7. If you ever needed to know about geographic tongue, look no further.

Episode 036: Sangria, Hell and Foot Sweat

Sorry so late!

The summery fruitiness of the Spanish sangria guides Kate and Josh into a discussion of Clint Eastwood’s “High Plains Drifter,” young adult fantasy fiction and rare heart defects. Join us!

Movie: “High Plains Drifter
Recommendations: “Ghost Ship” and “Review

Show Notes:
1. For those of you unfamiliar with Warren Zevon’s greatness, click here.
2. Just so we’re all on the same page regarding penis lasers.
3. Seriously, Lex has the best pad of all super villains.
4. The actual Spanish word for “waterfall” is “cascada.”
5. Clint’s interactions with the two women in “High Plains Drifter,” side by side. Both are problematic in very different ways, but I think it’s worth a look. Let’s discuss, shall we?
6. The YMCA used to be such a wholesome place. What happened?

Episode 035: Pink Gin, State Funerals and the Nolte Gambit

Sure, it sounds like an 18th century venereal disease. But the Pink Gin is pretty tasty! Join Kate and Josh as they sip this surprisingly martini-esque concoction and then watch a dimly remembered horror romp from the 1990’s. Join us!

Movie: “The People Under the Stairs

Show Notes:
1. Further history of the pink gin.
2. Eddie Murphy has left a horrible legacy in the stunt monkey community.
3. Where are they now: The People Under the Stairs edition.

Episode 034: Mint Juleps, Ground Hums and Jackson Spectrum Disorder

Derby day means bourbon, mint, sugar and Belushi to Kate and Josh. After mixing up the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, the guys go on to diagnose Lindsay Lohan’s father and the deep, dark conspiracy afoot in Belle Fourche, S.D. Join us!

Movies: “Red Heat” and “Oscar”
Recommendations: “The Rape of Europa” and “Pennies From Heaven”