Film Frak: The Podcast#28: THE VENOM OF MANDY

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Film Frak: The Podcast#28: THE VENOM OF MANDY

Welcome to Film Frak: Episode 28

Well you frakkers it’s October and you know what that means. It’s the month of horror. Sure we cover some other genres this show as the month has only just begun but of the nine flicks discussed 4 are new horror titles that achieve varying degrees of success or failure.

Aptly as a bonus Jon also deep dives into the traumatic nightmare of mental illness that is the console video game HELLBLADE.

We hope you have a frightfully ghoulish all hallows month full of things that go bump in the night. If you’re doing the 30 for 30 horrortober challenge would love to hear about some of the titles your screening.

Here’s the break...

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FILM FRAK PODCAST INTERVIEW SPECIAL: THE JAWS 43RD ANNIVERSARY STARRING JOE ALVES

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: The JAWS 43rd Anniversary Starring Joe Alves

Continuing our 43rd anniversary celebration of Spielberg’s JAWS that started with writer Carl Gottlieb, we are honored to welcome Production Designer extraordinaire Mr. Joe Alves to the Film Frak podcast.

That’s right the artist responsible for building the mechanical shark nicknamed Bruce in the original film as well as JAWS 2 is here. The man who Directed JAWS 3-D chats with us about his contributions to the trilogy of oceanic terror for Halloween.

This is another of those bucket list conversations especially when factoring in that the man also discovered then built the famous Devil’s Tower model for CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KI...

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: Starring The G-Man

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: Starring The G-Man aka Allan Gitlin

Another short one, this time Film Frak interviews Florida based comic, stand-up, actor and web personality The G-Man.

With a workman like approach to the jobs we chat briefly about his career to this point.

Thanks for the chat G-Man.

You can follow The G-Man on Facebook or visit his website for further information.

 

 

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Film Frak: The Podcast#27: THE ALPHA BLACKKKLANSMAN

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Film Frak: The Podcast#27: THE ALPHA BLACKKKLANSMAN

Welcome to Film Frak Podcast 27. As the final credits of the Summer roll we get a mixed bag of surprises, expectations met and disappointments.

Jon takes a hit of the latest Spike Lee Joint and I travel back 20,000 years for some 3D puppy therapy. There’s also 80’s throwback horror, apocalyptic exploitation, killer Nazi dolls, a monster smash and a monster chew. An Aussie western and an Aussie surfing coming of age film all to explore this episode.

So here’s the line-up…

On this episode we talk:

  • BLACKKKLANSMAN
  • ALPHA
  • THE DOMESTICS
  • SUMMER OF 84
  • PUPPETMASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH
  • RAMPAGE
  • SWEET COUNTRY
  • BREATH
  • THE MEG

Until next month, as always we enco...

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: starring Sandy Helberg

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: starring Sandy Helberg

Sandy Helberg’s had a hell of a life so far. Remember the plastic surgeon named Dr. Schlotkin in SPACEBALLS? That’s Sandy Helberg!

Over his four-decade career Helberg has become a Mel Brooks regular. He’s worked with the likes of Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Dabney Coleman along with Laurence Olivier and Barbara Streisand. He’s written for hit TV shows as well as appearing in many too….and he was in THIS IS SPINAL TAP.

That right there was more than enough to fire us up for this entertaining and revealing Film Frak chat...

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: Starring Jennifer Strickland

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In this short, enjoyable Film Frak interview we spend a few moments with upcoming Actress Jennifer Strickland.

Based out of California we talk about Jennifer developing a taste for theatre early on. How after some of that “life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans” detouring she is looking to a future of stage and screen again.

Other than her thespian passions Jennifer also shares her on-going contributions to charity organizations like The Paul Walker Foundation. .

Film Frak thanks Jennifer for taking the time to chat and look forward to hearing about her future success.

You can follow Jennifer Strickland on Facebook

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Film Frak: The Podcast#26: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

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Film Frak: The Podcast#26: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Welcome to Film Frak Podcast 26. Fear not Frak listeners, after a month’s hiatus we are back and all charged up for some serious movie talk with episode 26. One of us also found the time to perfect making that instantly iconic clicking noise that ties in with one of this month’s entries. (You will have to listen to the show to find out which one.)

Since you last tuned in we’ve managed to check off 27 titles from the 2018 watch lists. Some of which we would just rather not talk about so we grabbed some piano wire and went for the jugular leaving the top 10 cinema releases that left an impression in the month of July.

What’s remains is a genre hopping concocti...

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: The First Thing We Do…Starring Bertram Gibbs

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: The First Thing We Do…Starring Bertram Gibbs

Author Bertram Gibbs writes the kind of character driven pulp crime fiction that harkens back to the old masters while maintaining a distinct contemporary voice all its own. A voice that gives Film Frak its very first exclusive with an impromptu announcement about Mr Gibbs latest creation.

A fellow cinephile and lover of all things story we start our interview talking about Bert’s latest novel, THE FIRST THING WE DO…. It isn’t long though before the inevitable happens as it always does when a pair of film obsessed junkies first meet, we go off topic and talk movies...

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: Memoir of a Nobody starring Steve Bluestein

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: Memoir of a Nobody starring Steve Bluestein

Getting to know actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and author Steve Bluestein made for a witty, personal back and forth. Having worked at every level of the entertainment industry for over 4 decades Bluestein has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and a seemingly encyclopedic stream of anecdotes and lessons by doing.

As an actor he appeared in one of Film Frak Adam’s staple comedies before he was old enough to know better, the cult abomination THEY CALL ME BRUCE…which was all that was needed to jump at the opportunity of this interview...

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018)

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor 

Director: Morgan Neville

Starring: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, Francois Clemmons, David Newell

A review by Jon Caron

Won’t You Be My Neighbor affected me far more than any other film I can think of in recent years. It has stirred a lot of memories and feelings inside of me that I have either chosen to put aside or suppress entirely. This review is going to get personal. I never get personal. Some of the closest people to me only know vague details of my upbringing, it’s something that while I acknowledge had a substantial part in forming who I am as a person, I choose not to dwell on or use it as either a crutch or some kind of ‘I overcame’ type story. It’s just my life...

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