Mother’s Day Message

Mother’s Day Message
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Hey folks–not an episode today but a brief message. I realize now, while uploading this, that days like this can be difficult for many who have different circumstances than mine and I apologize for that.

Enjoy your time with your family if you can. This holiday was definitely made to sell greeting cards and merchandise but there is still that nugget of truth.

None of this is actually in the audio file. Just getting a little more retrospective writing this episode description (more like an episode addendum amirite).

See you next week.

Chinatown

Chinatown
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Let’s get going on this classic film noire starring Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson. What a good movie. Wow. Seriously. Pardon the lack of verbosity here–it’s been a difficult week. Extra-dimensional activities and all that.

Interview with Angelica Huston:

https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/anjelica-huston-in-conversation.html

Roman Polanski

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Polanski

Those are the links. Chinatown is the movie. Thanks for listening!

Twitter: @coolmarkd

Mark was a guest last week on Play Comics

https://playcomics.com/timecop-with-mark-diaz-marks-movie-collection/

Mark also wrote a Medium post on using WNYC’s audiogram generator https://link.medium.com/op73SX4WqW

Forget it, Mark, it’s podcast episode description town.

Bonus April 28th

Bonus April 28th
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It’s been wild. It’s been nuts. It’s been crazy. It’s been insane. Mark is guesting on Play Comics (playcomics.com) TODAY the 28 of April 2019. Timecop. Jean Claude Van Damme. The Muscles from Brussels. Check it out.

It hasn’t been awful, though, but this episode originally was. I cut about 75% of it down to what you’ll hear here but this is ultimately just a setup for Chinatown. Definitely watch Chinatown if you haven’t already. Any discussion is a spoiler.

As always you can tweet @coolmarkd

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential
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Get on the QT and strictly Hush Hush with Mark while hitting up this stellar period crime drama Produced, Directed, and screenplay co-written by Curtis Hanson called L.A. Confidential.

This movie is deep Jacques Custaeu-style and it’s got layers like a Scottish ogre in a swamp. I forgot to mention some stuff in the show like:
* Kim Basinger winning an Oscar for this movie
* Kim Basinger winning a Golden Globe for this movie
* Kim Basinger winning a SAG award for this movie
* The screenplay winning an Oscar

And there is definitely more stuff.

The Blu-ray on Amazon can be had for $5 USD which is wild. Go ahead and grab it at https://www.amazon.com/L-Confidential-Blu-ray-James-Cromwell/dp/B010GJM750/ref=sr_1_2 (not an affiliate link).

I did get that rain sound for $5–I didn’t make it. But I did write that piano part that doesn’t quite fit with this movie because it is 1. not a film noire and 2. features the trumpet heavily as opposed to a piano or electric piano. Feels pretty bad, tbh.

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
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A day late and a dollar short. Life, uh, finds a way (to kick Mark in the ass). A lot of stuff has happened that is personal in nature but here we are with Season 2 Episode 2 and Gone in 60 Seconds. For being extra rushed it’s actually extra long!

Check out Nic Cage being awesome but really check out the unsung heroes. Check out the things you overlooked. Check out these carssss.

You can always tweet @coolmarkd for feedback. That sound effect was $5 worth of sound design–ILM eat your heart out. I also didn’t include the album art in the file–let’s see if that works out.

Men In Black II

Men In Black II
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Mark is going to go through 2002’s Men In Black II–sequel to the bangin Men In Black starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. This is a movie that follows big footsteps and has otherworldy themes and is a franchise that is maybe favored among the movies that Mark has seen.

It was really a hastily put together episode–not gonna lie–but it it was still super fun. Men In Black II is a movie that has a lot to give to the observant viewer and Mark goes through it with a fine-toothed comb (WE AINT FOUND S***).

As always you can contact Mark via twitter @coolmarkd and see other episodes of Mark’s Movie Collection on iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Google Play (Google Podcasts), Stitcher, Tunein, Podbean, and usually wherever podcasts are found due to their inclusion in the previous directories. They’re also available on scummbags.com

300 or The Hot Takes of Thermopylae

300 or The Hot Takes of Thermopylae
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Hey Mark finally gets to watch 300!!!!

But he has a bit of a warm take. This take was kept in the microwave for a while and then nuked for 15 seconds. Again, age and perspective maybe change how a movie is received. Not all the way–but definitely some.

This is just an intraseason short episode, though. Drop some feedback on twitter @coolmarkd and thanks for listening.

Thinking about it now… were there any Greek actors in this movie?

American Graffiti (cont.)

American Graffiti (cont.)
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Inside cover of the Drive-In Double Feature edition.

And we continue Mark’s #1 all-time favorite movie. This movie is that cool and is that deep and subsequently has so much to talk about! This is movie is #62 on the AFI 100 Years… 100 Movies list.

Additionally Mark is going to be on the SUNSHINE SUMMIT 2019! The Sunshine Summit, hosted by Sunshine and PowerCuts’ Heather Welch. Mark will be appearing live March 12th at 8PM EST (March 13th 1PM NZT). You can see all of the info at SunshineSummit.live !

This episode of Mark’s Movie Collection goes way into the characters and the plot of the movie. If you haven’t seen the movie yet please watch it first. If the first episode wasn’t a spoiler this one definitely is.

American Graffiti is the 1973 film by George Lucas that may, in fact, have changed the way that movies were made. Aside from being one of the most profitable movies based on budget-versus-return this is also the origin of a very standard modern movie style and the origin of a fairly normal style of movie soundtrack. It’s got cars, antics, and really poignant coming-of-age points.

Check American Graffiti out! It isn’t streaming anywhere but it is rentable or purchasable on the big services and you can also pick up a DVD or Blu-ray copy. Watching this movie before listening to this podcast is definitely recommended. 

American Graffiti

American Graffiti
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And we have reached Mark’s #1 all-time favorite movie. Is it too soon? He thinks not because there are so many other movies in the collection that are great. This movie is #62 on the AFI 100 Years… 100 Movies list.

American Graffiti is the 1973 film by George Lucas that may, in fact, have changed the way that movies were made. Aside from being one of the most profitable movies based on budget-versus-return this is also the origin of a very standard modern movie style and the origin of a fairly normal style of movie soundtrack. It’s got cars, antics, and really poignant coming-of-age points.

Additionally Mark is going to be on the SUNSHINE SUMMIT 2019! The Sunshine Summit, hosted by Sunshine and PowerCuts’ Heather Welch. Mark will be appearing live March 12th at 8PM EST (March 13th 1PM NZT). You can see all of the info at SunshineSummit.live !

Check American Graffiti out! It isn’t streaming anywhere but it is rentable or purchasable on the big services and you can also pick up a DVD or Blu-ray copy. Watching this movie before listening to this podcast is definitely recommended. 

Ronin

Ronin
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Do you like car chases and spy stuff? If so you’ll like Ronin. Probably. I like Ronin. I love Ronin. Ronin is my #3 favorite movie. There are car chases. And spy-like stuff. Heist-like stuff, too. You like heists, right? Don’t give me that face–I know you like heists. Spies doing heists? That’s even better.

I have the Ronin DVD but I watched it on Starz. It’s available for rent in a bunch of places. Tweet @coolmarkd and let me know what you thought.

Additionally Mark is going to be on theSUNSHINE SUMMIT 2019! The Sunshine Summit, hosted by Sunshine and PowerCuts’ Heather Welch. Mark will be appearing live March 12th at 8PM EST (March 13th 1PM NZT). You can see all of the info at SunshineSummit.live!

Brick

Brick
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Do you like mysteries? If so you’ll like Brick. I like Brick. I love Brick. Brick is my #3 favorite movie ever and we’re counting down from 3 -> 1 to close out Season 1 of Mark’s Movie Collection. You really should watch the movie before listening.

Brick is on Netflix right now and might be on other services. If you buy Brick on DVD you get some really really good commentary tracks with the lovely and wonderful Rian Johnson. He’s not messing around–this is deep cut commentary and he’s in this movie game to win this movie game. Johnson goes hard in the paint. There isn’t a whole lot of extra stuff because this was actually a very small independent production. But it’s so good.

Tweet @coolmarkd to let me know what you thought.

Additionally Mark is going to be on theSUNSHINE SUMMIT 2019! The Sunshine Summit, hosted by Sunshine and PowerCuts’ Heather Welch. Mark will be appearing live March 12th at 8PM EST (March 13th 1PM NZT). You can see all of the info at SunshineSummit.live!

Gone In 60 Seconds (1974)

Gone In 60 Seconds (1974)
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If you ever wanted to watch a movie about stealing cars and running from the cops you probably came across GISS ’74. You probably didn’t learn a whole lot about stealing cars or running from the police but you may have realized that you came across the inspiration for Need For Speed:Most Wanted and countless of other movies.

Meet Eleanor and check out this crazy indie film for free on Amazon Prime and go ahead and listen to the episode. This isn’t an affiliate link–I’m just trying to make it convenient for you to follow along. That’s why I release on Sundays, you know. Give you a chance to watch the movie.

St. Elmo’s Fire

St. Elmo’s Fire
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B-B-B-BONUS! It’s actually a bonus because it’s a bad episode. I recorded this after being way tired, under the weather, and ostensibly intoxicated. It didn’t sound great, either. It’s actually a long episode so re-recording it wasn’t really on the table.

Critical response was quite poor but let’s go through this age-appropriate Joel Schumacher version of a John Hughes movie. Yes, I realize that Joel Schumacher would later give us Batman & Robin but this was a very different Joel Schumacher.

Tweet @coolmarkd to let me know what you thought of the movie. I don’t think it’s streaming for free anywhere but it can be rented at most outlets. We got this in an 80’s movie set that we bought a few years ago so I had the disc on hand (and it worked).

Spider-man 3

Spider-man 3
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What’s better than two villians? THREE VILLIANS!!!!1 And that’s the main thrust of this Sam Raimi-directed web-fest chalk full of kinetic comic panels and quippy wall-walkers.

Lets go over this Sony-fueled ’00s nostalgia whiplash together as we wade through the mire of Spider-man 3’s script. Catch me @coolmarkd on Twitter and let me know what you though of it.

Top 3 Movies EVER – Mid-season Update

Top 3 Movies EVER – Mid-season Update
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Hi, everybody! Hi, Dr. Nick!

This is actually just a little bit of a restrospective on the current state of Mark’s Movie Collection: The Podcast: The Movie: The Podcast: The Collection and how we’re doing. It get’s going but I drop my Top 3 favorite movies EVER and I lay out the path for the rest of Season 1.

Sounds good? Good.

HMU FAM @coolmarkd

Spy Game

Spy Game
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Check your assets and make sure your station chief has the latest status reports because this is the Tony Scott-directed spy thriller aptly titled Spy Game. Spy Game is perhaps one of the better movies in terms of addressing what spies actually did.

Robert Redford and Brad Pitt hit up various locales, do various things, in a really cool movie that is very unlike the others in its cohort (it came out in 2001). This is a movie that I used to watch quite often so go ahead and give it a look-see.

Spy Game is currently streaming on Hulu and you can watch it there. This isn’t an affiliate link.

@coolmarkd on Twitter. Let me know what you thought.

300

300
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Mark isn’t going to do episode numbers anymore. They’re passé. In this episode he’ll get into 300 dudes (amirite??) but also get into technical difficulties and podcasting realities and you’ll learn a lot about Mark—maybe more than you’ve ever wanted to know about how things work for Mark in this process of Mark’s Movie collection.

Editing a collection is probably the most important thing that an artist can do. The audience, or the viewer, only sees the successes of the artists and judges them as such. The audience does not follow the artist day-in and day-out doggedly pursuing failure after failure. The viewer doesn’t see the artist attempting to drown themselves in a bottle. Not trying to be a downer, here. Not talking about genocide or anything but this is not that. This, however, is not edited. This is pretty much how it happened.

There is no link. There is no movie. This is, perhaps, the complete failure of a podcast. But it won’t be the last episode. Mark will return….

MARMOVCOL006 – Darkman

MARMOVCOL006 – Darkman
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Turn of the lights–stay in the dark while watching Darkman! Darkman Darkman Darkman Darkman (whooo!) Darkman Darkman Darkman Darkman (whooo!) Let’s jump in to Sam Raimi’s 1990 super superhero creation Darkman–a pretty wild movie starring Francis McDormand and, ostensibly, Liam Neeson. Let’s lurk from shadow to shadow together on this journey into insanity.

You should definitely watch Darkman before listening to this podcast and you can check it out on Cinemax or on Amazon with this non-affiliate link. You can start a 7-day trial of Cinemax if you have Amazon Prime. I legitimately don’t know the details but that’s what it said for me.

Holla at me, young’n, @coolmarkd on Twitter. LMK wat u thot of dis flicc HMU fam. Lit AF. Servo AF.

MARMOVCOL005 — Pitch Black

MARMOVCOL005 — Pitch Black
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The survival horror truck is rolling and it takes… Diesel. Vin Diesel, to be exact. Check out Vin Diesel’s launch to stardom in 2000’s Pitch Black–a survival horror Sci-Fi romp on an alien planet. Come on and watch this monster-filled dark romp through planet NuMetal (filmed in Australia) with Mark.

You can watch Pitch Black on STARZ or pick it up on Amazon. These are not affiliate links or anything–just trying to be helpful. Tweet @coolmarkd with what you thought of the movie.

MARMOVCOL004 – Swordfish

MARMOVCOL004 – Swordfish
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The one where Mark takes a look at a movie that he hasn’t seen in like 15 years and has little recollection of. Get a blast from the early 00’s with Swordfish starring Hugh Jackman, John Travolta, and Halle Berry. Take a ride on this sexy, exotic thriller (that basically takes place entirely in LA) that was released in 2001. This is Mark’s Movie collection where Mark goes through his collection of DVDs, HD-DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS tapes and talks about these movies that have been following him around.

Let Mark know what you thought about Swordfish. @coolmarkd on Twitter. You can stream Swordfish right now on Amazon Prime. This isn’t an affiliate link–just convenience to watch along.

MARMOVCOL003 – The Bourne Identity

MARMOVCOL003 – The Bourne Identity
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Who are you? Who am I? Who is Jason Bourne? We’ll not really find out with this HD-DVD of The Bourne Identity! Together. I also know who I am. I’m Mark D: dad, IT guy, and generally bad movie nerd. Let’s fight assassins and hang out through Europe and do stuff.

With Jason Bourne. On Mark’s Movie Collection.

If you haven’t seen the Bourne Identity yet, you can check it out on Amazon. These aren’t affiliate links–watch it where ever you want but go ahead and watch it to avoid spoilers.

MARMOVCOL002–The Frighteners

MARMOVCOL002–The Frighteners
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Prepare to be… FRIGHTENED! by The Frighteners. This week Mark watches Peter Jackson’s first “big budget” movie The Frighteners starring Michael J. Fox and Trini Alvarado. This isn’t a first viewing but Mark is looking at this with fresher eyes and even weighs in on the Lord of the Rings movies as well as other stuff.

Will he change his mind on Peter Jackson? Does he even like this movie? Tune in to find out.

Not sure if The Frighteners is streaming but you can check it out on Amazon

MARMOVCOL001 – Top Gun

MARMOVCOL001 – Top Gun
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Welcome to episode 1 of Mark’s Movie Collection which features…. Top Gun. We’ll take a -4G dive into this testosterone-burning action flick which, we discover, is actually something else.

 

To be fair there is a bit of foul language in this one. It was really late at night and I was drinking. Tweet @coolmarkd to talk about this movie.

 

Check it out on Amazon

MARMOVCOL000 – Pilot

MARMOVCOL000 – Pilot
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This is an introduction to Mark D (@coolmarkd) and Mark’s Movie Collection, the podcast. Mark is an IT guy, dad, and generally poor nerd with limited movie experience and he’s going to explain who he is, with regards to movies, so that there’s some context when he starts talking about the movies he has in his collection. This is an overview and is not even remotely exhaustive.

Recorded and produced by Mark Diaz using Reaper
https://reaper.fm