Archive for Movies


Posted in Show Notes with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2013 by Hank

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On tonight’s show:

Django Unchained
Django Unchained (2012)  Click here to get it on Amazon upon release.

Lincoln (2012)  Click here to get in on Amazon upon release.

The Hobbit
The Hobbit (2012)  Click here to get it on Amazon upon release.

Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.Gerry Andersen – THUNDER BIRDS!

Also: Our top picks for movie of the year!  (Hint: It’s Moonrise Kingdom, mostly.)

Videodrome Classic: 9/7/2008

Posted in Show Notes, Videodrome Classic with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2011 by Hank

Here’s another episode of Videodrome Classic, starring Hank, B.K., and Mr. Salamander.

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On tonight’s show:

On The Ecstacy of Ski Flying: A Werner Hertzog conversation w/ Karen Beckman (2008)  Go here to get it.

– Tarsem’s The Fall (2006)  Go here to get it.

Videodrome Classic: 5/15/05

Posted in Show Notes, Videodrome Classic with tags , , , , , , on October 23, 2011 by Hank

We’re on vacation at Budget Rock this weekend and have a gift for those of you that long for ye olden days: another exciting episode of Videodrome Classic!

This one is a doozy! It’s the Tyler & Hank Hour.

Tyler reviews Unleashed (2005):

and Hank talks up Night Of The Demon (1957):

Where’s Mr. Salamander? He was on vacation this weekend! That’s called Meta-Radio, folks.

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Posted in Show Notes with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2011 by Hank

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On tonight’s show:

Charade (1963) The Criterion Collection Blu-Ray.

The Buster Keaton Short Films Collection 1920-23 Blu-Ray Set from Kino International.

Tiptoes (2003)  Get it here.

Report: Cannes 2011

Posted in Videodrome On-The-Go with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by Hank

We’re obviously not at Cannes this year.  Or any year, for that matter.  But, as it seems everyone is super-pumped to know about all the stuff going on there, we figured we’d better hep you to the stuff we can hep you to.   Which ain’t much, since we’re not there, have no money to spend on production values, let alone travel costs, and don’t really go in for European cinema – you have listened to the show, haven’t you?  But that being said, there are some pretty badass looking movies headed our way.

First: The Artist – The Weinsteins picked up the rights to this silent movie so it should play in a sad-sack small market town like San Jose.  I mean, we got Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3D, so we should be able to muster up some support for an actual silent movie, maybe even enough to get it into the stankified old-ladies-doused-in-perfume confines of the CineArts at Santana Row.  It looks exciting, even if the trailer gives away a bit too much in way of story progression if not actual plot:

There’s, of course, the movie that all of you should be crappin’ your collective pants to see, that being Terrance Malick’s Tree of Life.   I’m pretty sure this is gonna be the best movie of the year, no matter what, just because Malick is the greatest living director.  If you wanna argue about that, go somewhere else.  If you wanna hear me gush over and over and over about how badass The Thin Red Line is, listen to our show from last October here.  Check out the trailer for Tree of Life:

Rian Johnson’s Looper got a distribution deal.  Rian made Brick all them years back.  I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but if you haven’t, open a new tab (control + t) and make it your top queue on your blasted Netflix account.  Check out all of Rian’s great stuff for Looper at the official tumblr here.

Nicolas Refn’s the dude what made Bronson.  Bronson is one of the most over-looked and under-rated movies to come out in the past ten years.  Check out our review for it here.  Refn’s newest movie, Drive, debuted at Cannes this year.  Go here to check out this clip that should have you yearning for more.  Can you also yen for more?  I asked B.K. and he says “Yeah, I suppose so.”  There you have it, I yen for more of Drive.

Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai debuted there.  Miike’s been hit-or-miss over the last ton of years, but when he hits, he really hits, just don’t hold your breath.  We’re still waiting on 13 Assassins to play in the South Bay.  We may wait for-ev-er given how lame our movie offerings can be.  Here’s a teaser for the new one:

And, finally, we have Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia.  I’ve liked a fair number of his movies over the years, but not all of them.  Most notably I have the audacity to claim Dogville as the number ten best movie of the last decade.   I also didn’t put the first Pirates of The Caribbean movie on there, but gave it an honorable mention, so what do I know?  Man, going through the list, in the past 3 years I’ve reviewed a hell of a lot of Von Trier movies.  Europa, was in ’08, but sadly there’s no audio link, but hear about Element of Crime here, and the great date movie Antichrist here.  In case you haven’t heard, Von Trier’s been spending the last day apologizing for some comments he made about sympathizing with Hitler, in an effort to, evidently, move away from his image as solely a misogynist.   He should get whoever handled the Schwarzenegger-secret-kid-cover-up to help him out.  Here’s the Melancholia trailer, but be careful, there’s some nnnn-nnn-nn-nudity…

So, that’s it.  That’s the Videodrome Radio Report: Cannes 2011.  Remember our motto: Videodrome Radio – We can’t be blamed, we were never there.  Hear us on Sunday for the Piratestravaganza from 8-9pm on or 103.3 FM.


Posted in Show Notes with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2011 by Hank

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On tonight’s show:

Rango (2011) Click here to get it on Amazon.

The Adjustment Bureau (2011) Click here to get it on Amazon.

– The MPAA ratings explained by good friend Chuck Heston:

– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Sam Chwat – Actors’ dialect coach.; James Elliot – discovered the rings around Uranus.

–  Tonight’s score: The Outlaws’ Dream of the West


Posted in Show Notes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by Hank


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On tonight’s show:

Dogtooth (2009) Get it on Amazon.

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)  Preview review for next week’s show…

AOL > Myspace > Twitter > Facebook > Wolfenstein 3D > Oregon Trail

– More MPAA hating.

– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Jane Russell – movie star of note(s);  Frank Buckles – last surviving US troop to have served in World War I.

– Tonight’s score: Sonny Clark’s Dial “S” For Sonny.

Top 10 Movies 2000-2009

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 20, 2010 by Hank

Here it is.  My Top Ten Movies of the Oughts.   I’ve been hemming and hawing over how to piece together this list.  What to add, what to remove, what to try and pull my personal grievances and forgiveness away from in an attempt to look at them all objectively.  There were many hard decisions made. Movies that I feel particular personal guilt over excluding, but I removed none-the-less are: Primer, Brick, The Host, Psycho Beach Party, Good Night, And Good Luck,  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Sunshine, The Way of the Gun, Man On Wire, and Casino Royale.

In the end, I don’t know where I, Videodrome, or “the pictures” would be without this group of movies.  I felt it necessary to provide a list that was in keeping with the heart of the radio show, and what we try and do week in and week out.  Tell the truth, be critical, and mostly be right.  Mostly.

If you have some thoughts or grievances, feel free to send a message to and I’ll do my best to thank you or explain to you why you’re wrong.

– Hank

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Posted in San Jose Sharks, Show Notes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2010 by Hank

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On tonight’s show:

Black Angel (1946)

The Walking Dead (2010)

Joe Thornton: Suspended!

Conan begins Monday 11/8/10 at 11pm on TBS. Read the excerpt we talked about on the air here.

– Chilean miner Edison Pena on Letterman

– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Joseph Gavin – lunar lander money waster

– Tonight’s score: Basil Kirchin’s The Abominable Dr. Phibes


Posted in Show Notes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2009 by Hank

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On tonight’s show:

Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday (1953)

Disneyland: Secrets, Stories, and Magic
Disneyland: Secrets, Stories & Magic (2007)

Know1ng (2009) (Guest reviewed by The Great Mom)

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) – An appreciation.

– A very important message to the Music Industry: Suck it!

– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Tony Rosenthal – sculptor; Clayton Hill – zombie; SybilChief Mouser to the Cabinet Office

– Tonight’s score: The Shadows Are Go