The Projection Booth: Episodes

In a truly epic episode of The Projection Booth, we look at John Milius's Conan the Barbarian. The film put Arnold Schwarzenegger on the map and kicked-off years of sword and sorcery imitators.
We're talking about the 1979 film, Tourist Trap. When a quintet of young people meet creepy Mr. Slaussen (Chuck Connors) -- the proprietor of a roadside wax museum -- bad things happen.
Released in 1986, The Wraith was directed by Mike Marvin and stars Charlie Sheen as a creature who seeks revenge using his car as a weapon.
Directed by Charles Band, Trancers stars Tim Thomerson as Jack Deth, a detective in the future who travels back in time to track down a cultish criminal named Whistler.
As part of our coverage of Trancers, Mike spoke to actor, comedian, surfer Tim Thomerson about his career. Hear him talk about working with Stella Adler, David Letterman, Clint Eastwood, Sam Peckinpah, Mel Gibson, Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Terry Gilliam, and more.
Tremors stars Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as two handymen living in the desert valley town called Perfection which is plagued by huge, voracious worms which they dub "Graboids."
We delve into Fellini territory again with a discussion of Juliet of the Spirits. This 1965 film was Federico Feelini's first foray into the wonderful world of color film.
Boogie down as we discuss the 1977 disco classic Saturday Night Fever. We're joined by the director of 54, Mark Christopher, to talk about Tony Manero, Norman Wexler, Staying Alive, and more.
On our 200th episode we look at Sergio Leone's epic Western, Once Upon a Time in the West.
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Vincent Bugliosi about his book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder and the 2012 documentary from David J. Burke and Dave Hagen, The Prosecution of an American President.
We're looking at Tim Burton's Batman Returns. Special guests include screenwriters Sam Hamm and Daniel Waters along with writer Mark Reinhart (The Batman Filmography).
Happy Holidays from The Projection Booth. Here's some tunes to keep you going while you're "dashing through the snow" this season.
In The Ice Harvest, Charlie (John Cusack) is a mob lawyer in Wichita, Kansas who decides to rip off his boss (Randy Quaid) of just over $2 million. Charlie decides to bring in his pal, Vic (Billy Bob Thorton) to help on this Christmas Eve caper.
In Death to Smoochy, Sheldon Mopes (Edward Norton) AKA Smoochy the singing rhino, finds himself embroiled in the shady underworld of children's television.
Mike Judge's 2006 de-evolution satire Idiocracy finds Private Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), the "average American", 500 years in the future as the smartest man alive!
Join us as we talk about one of the smartest sex comedies of the 1980s Hamburger: The Motion Picture. We talk to Hamburger director, Mike Marvin, and we're joined by Steve Sajdak of We Hate Movies.
Noir November concludes with a discussion of Paul Wendkos's 1957 The Burglar and the 1971 adaptation of the same David Goodis novel, Le Casse.
Noir November continues with Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place. Based loosely on a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as a screenwriter on the edge of madness and Gloria Grahame as the woman who tries to love him.
Noir November continues with a discussion of Edgar G Ulmer's Detour. Tom Neal stars as a down-on-his-luck musician who picks up the wrong hitchhiker (Ann Savage) in a tale of fickle fate, phones, and flashbacks.
We start off Noir November with a bang! It's Fritz Lang's 1953 flick The Big Heat, starring Glenn Ford as a straight-arrow cop who takes on corruption in Philadelphia.
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