November 27, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving, Dorks!! We are ready to stuff our faces with good food and good movies this weekend and to help aid in your digestion, we're bringing you this really rad chat with "Knives Out" composer Nathan Johnson. We talk about the classic film scores from the '50s and early '60s that influenced Nathan's grand orchestra as well as how failing to capture those influences leads to satisfying original art. Nathan has composed nearly all ("Star Wars" has its guy) of Rian Johnson's work, and he's a master of experimentation, but with "Knives Out," Rian asked Nathan to concoct something more traditional, and boy, he delivered in the most gorgeously Golden Age Hollywood way.
As a special bonus to this week's episode, we're also including the brief chats we had with both Rian Johnson and co-star Noah Segan while attending the red carpet premiere of the film at Fantastic Fest. Nothing too in-depth here, but a nice little after-dinner mint to go with the epic Nathan Johnson meal.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the host @MouthDork. You can keep tabs on Nathan Johnson by following him @NTJohnson on Twitter and natronica on Instagram.
November 8, 2019
Sweet mama jama! If you thought Part One of our Lost Weekend XII debrief was epic, then you haven't heard anything yet. Look at that runtime!?!?! But as fellow movie maniacs, you love nothing better than joining a conversation in which other passionate folks extol deliciously over your favorite movies and the films you can't wait to see! The Indie Dork gathers a group of Alamo Drafthouse Winchester regulars to discuss the 43 films they saw in one gorgeous onslaught of cinema. If this episode is proof of anything, there is nothing quite like the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, VA or their bi-annual Lost Weekend film festival. It's worth a car ride. It's worth a plane ride. Get on it.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and follow our host @WBDass. You can also track the many events of the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia @alamowinchester, and you can stalk film programmer Andy Gyurisin @CinemaBandwagon.
November 8, 2019
Holy Cow!! We've never brought you an episode quite like this one before. Prepare yourselves for a pair (that's right, this is just Part One!) of special bonus episodes this week. These conversations are designed for anyone unable to attend the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester's bi-annual film festival, Lost Weekend XII, which took place last September. As we did last time post-Lost Weekend XI, the Dorks ventured up into the projection booth of the Alamo to dive deep into the 43 films they saw over the course of three days and one night. Woah. That's a lot of movies and requires not one episode, but two! We're joined by a bevy of Film Club regulars, including Alamo Winchester programmer Andy Gyursin. These folks are totally rad.
Okay. So. Go pour yourself a large cup of coffee and press play. This conversation is epic and just a taste of what's to come in part two of our Lost Weekend XII debrief. And guess what? You don't have to wait for that ep, it's already in your feed. Boom.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and follow our host @WBDass. You can also track the many events of the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia @alamowinchester, and you can stalk Andy @CinemaBandwagon.
November 6, 2019
In this week's episode, we're bringing you coverage from Lost Weekend XII. While MouthDork and WifeDork were in Austin for Fantastic Fest, The Indie Dork was hanging out at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia. Film Club Maestro Andy Gyurisin welcomed the creative masterminds behind the film that rightly swept our festival's audience awards, "Mouthpiece." The film started as a performance art piece created by our guests, Amy Nostbakken and Nora Sadava. After a very successful run in Canada, they teamed up with director Patricia Rozema to translate the play into a film. Amy and Nora play dueling aspects of their main character's personality. Their picture is as much of a remarkable technical achievement as it is moving. The final product is stunning and devastating in its soul-baring portrayal of the often fraught relationship between mothers and daughters.
As an added bonus for the episode, The Indie Dork is joined by guest-host Danielle. She vetoed Bride of Indie Dork in favor of the more fabulous moniker, The Extraordinary Dork. Find her as a regular co-host over at Bill & Claire's Excellent Adventures podcast, and check out their current project, a deep dive into the Universal classic horror monsters, including James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the host @WBDass. You can follow Danielle @BaCEAPodcast. And you can find Amy Nostbakken and Nora Sadava on Instagram @Mouthpiecemovie and on Twitter @QUCollective.
October 29, 2019
Happy Halloween!! On this extra spooky special episode of the ITMODChatCast, we're bringing you an incredibly nifty chat from the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia. We caught André Gower and Henry Darrow McComas towards the tail end of their epic #DocTillYouDrop tour in which they traveled the country screening their documentary "Wolfman's Got Nards." We here at ITMOD became instant fans of the film after we caught its premiere at the Chatanooga Film Festival back in 2018, and we're thrilled to witness new audiences discover its uproarious celebration of fandom. Not just a making-of doc about "The Monster Squad," André and Henry's film partakes in a much larger conversation surrounding artistic passion and the fervor it stirs in the human soul. No bullshit.
As an added bonus for the episode, MouthDork and The Indie Dork are joined by guest-host Claire from the totally rad Bill & Claire's Excellent Adventures podcast, and she digs deep into her own appreciation for "The Monster Squad" to mine some serious gems from André and Henry. Yo, you will not believe the "Star Wars" talk we get into here. Whoa.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork and @WBDass. You can follow the adventures of Claire @BaCEAPodcast, and you can track the whereabouts of André @andregower and Henry @Hdilla.
October 22, 2019
October marks the 10th Anniversary of the greatest movie theater in all the known and unknown universes - The Alamo Drafthouse Winchester!! As their official podcast, we reap the benefits of such amazing events like this one featuring comic book scribe/screenwriter Joe Kelly talking his deeply personal flick "I Kill Giants." We dig into the very unique process of bringing both the book and film together simultaneously and then the experience of the long wait of pre & post-production. Both formats of the narrative are currently available for purchase through all your favorite retail establishments.
Don't forget to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren. You can also track down the writer on Twitter @JoeKellyMOA. If you want to learn what other rad events the Alamo Winchester will be hosting over the next couple of months, then stalk them @alamowinchester. Psssst - Matthew Modine is joining us on 11/1 - 11/3 for FULL METAL MODINE WEEKEND.
October 17, 2019
Here it is, as promised - Special Bonus Episode!! This week we got a surprise phone call from none other than Mr. "It's Miller Time" himself, Tom Atkins! We didn't have a lot of time to chat with the actor, but when an opportunity like this presents itself, you do not turn it down. Atkins joins us to talk up his new movie "Trick," which is also his third collaboration with director Patrick Lussier ("My Bloody Valentine 3D" & "Drive Angry" being the other two). We discuss Lussier's gory magic touch as well as why Atkins keeps coming back for more punishment. We also get a little conversation in there about "Halloween III: Season of the Witch." TURN IT OFF!!! Wait - not yet, listen to the episode first, then TURN IT OFF!!!!
You can follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the host @MouthDork on all social medias. "Trick" is now playing in select theaters as well as Digital HD and VOD.
October 15, 2019
Whhhaaaaaaaaaattt?????? Bong Joon-ho was on last week, and now this week, we're joined by legendary filmmaker Takashi Miike!?!?!?!?!? How did we get so lucky? The answer: Fantastic Fest. The film festival is the gift that just keeps on giving, and for the next couple of months, we're gonna drop a whole batch of rad chats that we had in Austin, Texas.
Honestly, though, never in a million years did we think we would be lucky enough to sit down and chat with Takashi Miike. The man has made some of our favorite films, and his latest movie ranks high among those. "First Love" sees Miike return to the yakuza sub-genre, but it's nothing like his previous films. The movie is a brilliant blend of action, violence, comedy, and heart. You know the saying, "We laughed, we cried, we did all that crap." Why did Miike return to gangland violence? What keeps him cranking out these films? Where does he want to go next? All will be answered in this latest ITMODChatCast.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren. Be on the lookout, later in the week, because we're bringing you a Bonus Conversation with actor Tom Atkins. That's a big "Whoa" as well.
October 10, 2019
The ITMODChatCast Channel will never be the same again! This week we begin our series of conversations held in Austin, Texas, as part of the Fantastic Fest Film Festival, and we're kicking it all off with a deep thematic discussion with a legendary filmmaker - Bong Joon-ho. Of course, we're massive fans of his work. Movies like "The Host," "Snowpiercer," and "Okja" are near and dear to our hearts, but we think "Parasite" might not only be his greatest work but a culmination of everything he's had to say so far. And we're not alone in that thinking. "Parasite" won the Audience Award at Fantastic Fest, and it's the first Korean film to ever win the Palme d'Or.
You can follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalkersiren. "Parasite" opens in select theaters on October 11th and will open much wider in the following weeks.
October 1, 2019
This week we close out our TIFF coverage with Max Winkler, the director of the new bare-knuckle brawler drama "Jungleland" starring Charlie Hunnam and Jack O'Connell. The film recalls the macho crime cinema of the 1970s, so naturally, that's where our conversation begins, but before you know it we're celebrating the great gift that is "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword." Max is a big-time movie geek, and delighted in sharing his influences with us, and was also happy to challenge our notion of likable characters. That's right, folks. You're not going to want to miss this episode.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the host @MouthDork on all social medias.