During this episode we talk to filmmaker, William Lustig. Lustig’s directing credits include the cult favorites Maniac, Maniac Cop, and Vigilante. While Mr. Lustig has served in just about every film-making capacity – from actor, to producer, to writer – Lustig also has a passion for film restoration. The Ipcress File is one of the many movies he has restored.
Join us for a free afternoon screening of The Ipcress File on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium.
Empire is a media phenomenon that topped both tv ratings and Billboard charts. Mike begged not to do a hip hop show. Bill begged to do a hip hop show. A compromise was reached and we decided on a musicals episode. Discussion of Empire (and QVC) comes at the very end.
The Nashville Sounds’ first home game in the brand spanking new First Tennessee Stadium is this week. Special guest Sarah joins the Popmatic crew to pass the time with books and movies about America’s favorite pastime. Keep an ear out too for the best local film, comedy, and music festivals happening soon. Tickling Bryan’s Cagian fancy this week is the sound of ice in someone’s water bottle which is featured heavily in the second half of the show.
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War so we get our North and South on. We mostly steer clear heavy history hitters but stock up on local authors and gender bent Union soldiers. Sort of. Obligatory Gone with the Wind fight breaks out and Jeremy sings Guns-n-Roses.
During this episode of Legends of Film we talk to director Peter Medak. Mr. Medak’s film credits include The Ruling Class, The Krays, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Medak discusses working with notable actors such as Glenda Jackson and Helen Mirren, his experience directing episodes of two critically acclaimed TV series: Hannibal and Breaking Bad, and finally, his justification for making another film adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
See The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Saturday April 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Nashville Public Library, downtown.
Real life crime is down but crime books are as popular as ever. The Popmatic crew clues you onto sure bets ranging from the darkest true crime to the funniest parody novels. Plus – Mike’s tribute to the late, great Terry Pratchett.
Three days after the Ides of March – it’s our Ides of March episode! We pack three days worth of Roman factoids, book recommendations and snarky barbs into one little podcast. And what is tickling our fancy this week. Listen to the end to hear Johnny No Brain (aka Bryan) get schooled yet again.