When we were commissioned to cover Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow shorts, we weren’t sure if we’d even do it. Animated shorts aren’t usually our thing. We made an exception since they’re science fiction and it turns out that was the right call. World of Tomorrow is an excellent mediation on our lives and how we lead them through the lens of a future version of a girl named Emily and a clone of a man named David. Join us for far-reaching and interesting conversation about what it all means.
Thanks again to Grant for commissioning this project. You can get your very own custom commissioned podcast by visiting support.baldmove.com.
Gather round the campfire to hear us tell the tale of the gunfight at the box office corral where Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell dueled to settle which of them could create the better Wyatt Earp film. Though Costner started with his hand on the script, it was the faster, wilier Russell who prevailed in the end, buying up all the cowboy gear in Hollywood and raking in the dough while Costner’s “Wyatt Earp” lay dead in the street.
Seriously, that’s exactly how it happened. The production of Tombstone is a tale for the ages and we’re here to tell it. Join us on the podcast. It’s a good one!
Thanks again to Brent for this fantastic commission, without which I never would have gotten around to watching this classic western.
Today is the 25th anniversary of an absolute classic crime drama, Heat. If we hadn’t already reviewed it we probably would take the opportunity to do so right now. However, thanks to the generosity of one of our most loyal listeners, Freddy C, you can hear what we thought of it circa Feb. 2018. Thanks again for the commission, Freddy, and everyone else, enjoy the re-release of Heat.
We did it! It’s been an epic journey of Tolkien proportions trying to cover The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but we didn’t go it alone. The Bald Move Frodo found their Sam in commissioner “Epic Mouthful”, who hefted us up on their back and carried us up the nearly 3-hour Mt. Doom of a podcast that this turned out to be. Join us on the podcast for the final chapter of our Lord of the Rings coverage!
What comes to mind when you think of the movie “Labyrinth”? If you were a young girl coming of age in the mid 80s, you probably remember the raw emo sexuality of David Bowie awakening something within you or the hero’s journey told from the female perspective. If you’re Jim you remember a ton of early internet memes centered on David Bowie’s bulge that eventually lead you to watching this bizarrely creative Jim Henson masterpiece. Either way, there’s something for everyone to love in this movie, and hopefully in the podcast we produced for Kevin and Courtney’s commission.
Looks like The Lord of the Rings is back on the menu, boys! It’s another LotR mega-pod and this time you have epic mouthful to thank. This time we’re covering the rough middle ground of the epic saga, The Two Towers. While it is our least favorite of the LotR movies, that’s not to say that it’s bad. Actually, it’s very good. We take this opportunity to run down our favorite moments, thoughts on the storytelling, differences between the extended and theatrical versions as well as the books, and all the behind-the-scenes details we can get our hands on.
Thanks to Michelle from Cali for this commission! The Master of the House made us laugh, Russell Crowe’s voice made us cry, and now we’re here to talk all about the 2012 adaptation of famous stageplay , which itself was based on the 1862 Victor Hugo classic, Les Miserables.
Thanks to Liverdad for commissioning this podcast. It’s outside of our wheelhouse when it comes to commissions, as this time we were tasked with covering the commissioner’s own project, which is a pair of feature-length movies constructed from the first 10 or so episodes of season 3 of The Walking Dead.
Turns out there was a lot of fluff in that season because what he came up with after chopping nearly 7 hours off the runtime was not only more exciting but more cohesive as well. Join us for the podcast where we go over the details of what he changed that made it work so much better as well as our nostalgic observations on seeing season 3 again in a new light.
See the show notes for links to the fan edit.
Thank you to Dr. Jon for commissioning this podcast. How could we cover a movie of this epic scale without a podcast of equally-epic runtime? Grab a pipeful of Old Toby, kick back, and join us for this 2+ hour podcast for discussion of the Tolkien lore, behind-the-scenes information, and a whole bunch of us marveling at the general impossibility of a making a movie like this.
You can get your very own custom commissioned podcast by visiting support.baldmove.com.
This podcast was made possible by the generous support of Ann Merin. We thoroughly enjoyed this love letter to Star Trek. It’s got a shockingly deep roster of actors, launched the careers of at least 2 comedic talents, and showcases some outstanding effects work, considering the modest budget. It’s absolutely worth a watch if you’re a fan of Star Trek and somehow haven’t seen it.