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Episode #123 – Hoosier daddy? 1986’s “Hoosiers” starring Gene Hackman!

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SINK THAT BALL, HYSTOphiles! (Wait. Was that the correct sports reference? I never know…) 

Hello, and welcome to Episode #123, where we discuss the baseball film…no, wait, basketball film Hoosiers, starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and, in the only Academy Award nominated performance of his career, Dennis Hopper!

Yes. That Dennis Hopper. But not that film…

Now, this is a film that I have heard a great deal about but, obviously, have never seen. While I famously don’t like movies about sports, I was happy to hear that Barbara Hershey was in it.

Again: right actor, wrong film…

Set in the 50’s, this movie is supposed to be based on a true story. Uh huh. Heard that one before. I also heard that Mr. Gene Hackman thought this movie would be a bomb…

No. I mean yes that’s Gene Hackman, but this is from The Poseidon…oh forget it…

As usual we also discuss what has been entertaining us lately, and our good friend Knives Monroe shares his Top 5 Movies Of All Time!

We really hope you join our movie party, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Hoosiers – 1986
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#122 Vampire’s Kiss with guest Kellie Arnold!

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I’M A VAMPIRE! I’M A VAMPIRE! I’M A VAMPIRE!

Howdy HYSTOphiles, and welcome to Episode #122 where we discuss the 1988 Nicholas Cage film Vampire’s KissAnd joining us is our good friend Kellie Arnold!

Kellie? Kellie’s here?

Actually, Kellie is the person who really recommended this one, and I was glad to join her in making Keith watch.

Thank you, Kellie…I think…

We also discuss what’s been entertaining us lately, and our good friend Cassandra Weyandt shares her Top 5 Movies Of All Time!

We hope you join us for the movie party, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Vampire’s Kiss – 1988
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Episode #121 has us on the right FREQUENCY!!!

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Welcome back, HYSTOphiles! We’re here with Episode #121, and Keith chose the 2000 film Frequency, starring Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel. Oh, and there’s another actor in this film: The Northern Lights!

“Thank you! Thank you! Hold your applause, please!”

I’m not gonna lie. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie…and I was surprised that I had never seen it! Of course, as always, we discuss what’s been entertaining us lately (I have two SUPER recommendations!), and we announce Teri Castagne’s Top 5 Movies Of All Time! (Hint: we covered one of them recently!)

We hope you join us for this movie party, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Frequency – 2000
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Episode #120 – The Fly vs. The Fly! (1958 vs 1986) With Shawna West!

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The Fly (1958) vs The Fly (1986)

Hello HYSTOphiles! Please! Help me! Help me! Help me control my excitement about HYSTO? Episode #120, where it’s time for us to compare two films famous in horror history: The Fly (1958) & The Fly (1986)!

You don’t have to get THAT excited about it. Eww…

Of course we had to invite our good friend Shawna West to discuss with us the good and bad points of both film…

Shawna? Shawna West? Be Afraid. Be very afraid…

We had so much fun talking about these two films that we lost all track of time. Who knows what happened in the outside world during all this…

We talked so long The Fly had to get another haircut…

Along the way we, of course, we talk about what has been keeping us entertained lately, and we also hear from good friend and former guest Melissa McDowell as she shares her Top 5 Movies of All Time! (One of them in particular was a delightful surprise for all of us!)

We really hope you join us for our movie party, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

The Fly – 1958

 

The Fly – 1958

 

The Fly – 1986

 

The Fly – 1986
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Episode #119 – Leaves Of Grass – A movie starring Ed Norton and…Ed Norton!

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What’s up, HYSTOphiles? Welcome to Episode #119, where we discuss the movie Leaves Of Grasswhich stars Ed Norton in not one but TWO roles!

Meet Ed and…Ed…

This was Keith’s choice for me, and I’m not gonna lie: I was NOT looking forward to watching this one. Did I like it? You know how to find out!

I will say this: his performance really did make it look like he was two different people…

We also celebrate our friend and frequent guest Erin Casteneda‘s birthday, and she shares her Top 5 Movies Of All Time!, which includes a couple of my favorites!

We really hope you join our movie party, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Leaves Of Grass – 2009
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Episode #118 goes Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls!

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Greetings, HYSTOphiles! Welcome to Episode #118, and welcome to Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls!

Meet Pet, Kelly, and Casey -The Carrie Nations!

Yes, Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls – the 1970 Russ Meyer film that was co-written by none other than Roger Ebert!

Russ Meyer & Roger Ebert – The Dream Team

Ever since we started this podcast I have been dying to make Keith and Paul Kastava watch this epic! (Did I mention that our buddy Paul Kastava was joining us? It just seemed right since I made him watch The Valley Of Dolls way back…) Their reactions were priceless…

Yep. That’s pretty spot on…

We also discuss what’s been entertaining us lately, AND Austin legend Mr. Owen Egerton shares his Top 5 Movies Of All Time! We hope you join us for this movie party because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

 

Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls – 1970

 

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Episode #117 may be “Thinner” but it’s full of fun…and special guest Shawna West!

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Hey, Hey, Hey, HYSTOphiles! We’re back with #117, and it’s a Stephen King Extravaganza!

Ah! Mr. King, I presume?

This whole thing started when our good friend Shawna West told us she went down a King Quarantine Hole with all things Stephen King, so we decided to jump in with her! Turns out I had never seen the 1996 film Thinnerdirected by Tom Holland…

Don’t be so upset! I’m watching! I’m watching!

We all decided it would be fun to each share our top five Stephen King film adaptations (no surprise – there are a few overlaps), and Shawna shares her own TOP 5 FILMS OF ALL TIME!!!

We hope you join us, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Thinner – 1996

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Episode #116 – To Kill A Mockingbird – with guest Paul Kastava!

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Hello, HYSTOphiles, and welcome to Episode #116! We’re taking things seriously this time around with my choice, 1962’s To Kill A Mockingbirdstarring the amazing Gregory Peck.

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch

Joining us to talk about this REAL movie treasure is our good friend Paul KastavaWe always love when Paul visits, and it was a special pleasure to discuss this movie with he and Keith.

The three amazing child actors in this film: Phillip Alford, Mary Badham, and John Megna

Naturally we also talk about what has been keeping us entertained lately, and Paul shares his Top 5 Movies of All Time! We hope you join us, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

To Kill A Mockingbird – 1962
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Episode #115 – 2002’s HERO!

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Welcome, HYSTOphiles! #115 is here, and it’s not just 2002’s Chinese film HERO we are discussing…

Although there is plenty to talk about…

…we also begin sharing our Top 5 Films of All Time! Keith and I start out by naming ours, and then we hear from good friend (and our good luck charm!) Kellie Arnold! There are a couple of titles on her list that I definitely want us to cover on the show in the future: Kellie, be ready to join us! 🙂

Of course we also talk about what’s been keeping us entertained lately (I’m all about Julia Child these days…). We hope you join our movie party, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Hero – 2002
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Happy New Year! Featuring The Poseidon Adventure, with special guest Erin Casteneda!

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Hello HYSTOphiles, and Happy New Year! We’re celebrating 2021 by discussing the most amazing disaster epic ever made on New Year’s Eve: it’s 1972’s The Poseidon Adventure!

Happy New Year! Anyone up for a real-life Escape Room?

Joining us for the fun is our good friend & 70’s horror aficionado Erin Casteneda! I wasn’t surprised at all to find out that this is one of Erin’s favorites…great minds think alike, after all…

What’s the title, you say? “Airplane“? Hmmm…

After that we each share our picks for the Best & Worst Films (and TV) of 2020, and Keith let’s me know what’s in store for me when we get back together for Episode #115! We really hope you join the movie party, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

The Poseidon Adventure – 1972