February 3, 2020
'VHYes' is an incredible celebration of yesterday's pop culture. Director Jack Henry Robbins cobbles everything wonderful and awful about the VHS era and splatters it upon the screen in a film that is one-part 'Kentucky Fried Movie,' two-parts 'Twilight Zone.' This week we return to our Fantastic Fest conversations to bring you a chat with Jack as well as his producer/guest-star Tim Robbins, co-star Kerri Kenney, and the two young leads Mason McNulty and Rahm Braslaw. Trust us, gang, you do not want to miss this wild chat. A definite highlight from our ITMODChatCast episodes.
'VHYes' is currently playing in select theaters. Find where by clicking HERE.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork and @sidewalksiren.
January 24, 2020
Justin Long trips the light fantastic in his latest film from director Gille Klabin and screenwriter Carl W. Lucas. We cornered the three filmmakers at last year's Fantastic Fest to discuss their psychedelic white-collar fantasy "The Wave," which just hit streaming as well as theaters in select cities. Be wary of hallucinogen folks, one dose, and you may be transformed into a herald of Galactus. What the hell does that all mean? The film is a true mind-bender, and it has the audacity to back up its madness with an incredible visual canvas. Bask in all its glory.
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren.
January 16, 2020
Jessie Maltin and Leonard Maltin join us to ring in our big 50th Episode! What an absolute pleasure and a total honor! The famed film critics continued the epic 10th Anniversary Bash for the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia, with a two-night celebration of film from every era. In this episode, we talk about all manner of subjects, including the trinkets we obsess over and the tricks to nabbing the perfect interview, but the key takeaway is the reverence we all share for this art form that we love so deeply. Do not miss this episode!
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork, @sidewalksiren, & @theturtledork. Of course, you can also follow Jessie Maltin @jessiemaltin & Leonard Maltin @LeonardMaltin. Also, keep up to date on all things Maltin by visiting www.leonardmaltin.com/our-links/
January 2, 2020
Are you ready for the most epic episode of the ITMODChatCast, yet? NO! You are not!! The time has finally come for FULL METAL MODINE WEEKEND!!! In November, the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia continued their 10th Anniversary Celebration with a massive 9-film Matthew Modine retrospective, and to everyone's amazement, the actor joined in on the festivities. Not only did Mr. Modine sit down with us to chat up his various films, but he also took the opportunity to drop some serious knowledge. On top of that, we invited Full Metal Modine sweepstakes winners Scott & Ida to explain their Modine fandom and why they flew halfway across the country to participate in this insane event. Finally, we close out the episode on a conversation with friend-of-the-podcast Shawn Decker discussing the significance of the Full Metal Modine weekend screening of HBO's "And The Band Played On."
Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren. You can keep up to date on all things Alamo Drafthouse Winchester @alamowinchester, and you can track down Matthew Modine & Shawn Decker @MatthewModine & @shawndecker.
December 24, 2019
Howdy Dorks! As you may or may not already know, "Daniel Isn't Real" is easily one of our favorite films of 2019, and we've been screaming about it ever since we caught it at the Overlook Film Festival earlier in the year. Back in July, we had director Adam Egypt Mortimer on the show, and that conversation remains one of our absolute favorites. Go back and check it out if you haven't (psssst! It's ChatCast 25).
With the release of the film in select theaters and on VOD, we are super stoked to have stars Miles Robbins and Sasha Lane joining us this week. We get right into the meat of the film, delving into the metaphorical and literal implications at play within the narrative. This is a fast and loose conversation, and the talk is exhilarating.
Don't forget to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the host @MouthDork.
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.