Cucalorus 2017 Part 2

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Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are executive producers on the new film Infinity Baby, in which Offerman’s character is head of a company struggling to deal with hundreds of immortal three month old babies.

This film was screened at the 23rd annual Cucalorus Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina. We discuss it as well as other selections, including documentary The Work about group therapy in Folsom State Prison, the caper comedy A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, and the local documentary Black Beach/White Beach examining the racial divides of two different biker weeks in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Read More …

Cucalorus 2017 Part 1

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We published this show late Thursday night after the first full day of films at the 2017 Cucalorus Film Festival, in its 23rd year out of Wilmington, North Carolina.

The episode covers two blocks of short films, including interviews with Straws filmmaker Linda Booker and The Collection filmmaker Adam Roffman.

We also examine the feature Bernard and Huey, starring Jim Rash, and the southern U.S. premiere of The Misogynists. Read More …

I’m a Firestarter, Twisted Firestarter

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This month we watch and talk about the film that built the movie industry in Wilmington, North Carolina. Firestarter starred a young Drew Barrymore, and was based on a novel by Stephen King. It was produced by Dino De Laurentiis who went on to found DEG, which present day is now EUE/Screen Gems. Read More …

Hurricane Prep Party

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With Texas reeling from hurricane Harvey and hurricane Irma on track to be one of the most powerful storms ever on record, we spend this episode rhapsodizing about hurricane prep in coastal North Carolina. Towards the end we talk a little bit of hurricane trivia. Stay safe! Read More …

Raw Deal Redux

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In 1985 Arnold Schwarzenegger came to the fair city of Wilmington, North Carolina to film an old fashioned rampage film called Raw Deal. Mostly mad cap and light-hearted, this film features some of the best and worst tropes of an 80’s action film. Read More …

The Shipbuilding Epoch

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Buckle up for a crash course in the bygone industry of local shipbuilding, as well as anecdotes that will sound too crazy to be true. Read More …