106 minutes | May 1, 2023
Episode 40: The Film Freaks Mid-Life Crisis!
In honor of episode #40 (!!), the Film Freaks have decided to trade in their respectable automobiles for cherry red Porches, dye their hair, go to a tanning salon, drive to Vegas, baby, and finally start to live, man! Come join us as we get cozy with some of the best and eclectic Mid-Life Crisis movies. From decades as far back as the 1930s right up to today, Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan highlight and discuss six terrific, entertaining flicks—everyone from Walter Huston to Bill Murray to Rock Hudson to Julianne Moore to Shirley Valentine herself, Pauline Collins, are part of the podcast party. So put on your coolest clothes, grab a cocktail, and wonder what life is all about with the Film Freaks!
145 minutes | Apr 3, 2023
Episode 39: The Film Freaks Favorite Five!
Because you asked us for it, in this episode your Film Freaks share their personal five favorite films of all time. As Mark Jordan Legan and Phoef Sutton explain, lists like this can be fluid, but they put on their FFF Thinking Caps and came up with their picks. Everyone from Ingrid Bergman to Sidney Lumet to Hitchcock to Robert Mitchum are discussed. Engrossing backstories and powerful audio clips are shared as these intriguing films cover six different decades. Come join us for a fun and fascinating podcast from your Film Freaks. Today’s episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm (FILMFREAKSFOREVER) | 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 when you start your membership The Writer's Bone Podcast Network
105 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
Episode 38: The Film Freaks Get Animated!
Come join your Film Freaks, Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan, as they discuss some of their favorite animated feature films. Like all FFF! episodes, it's packed with fun and fascinating trivia and back stories, plus you'll learn some engrossing facts about such legendary animation giants like Walt Disney, Hiyao Miyazaki, Brad Bird, etc. Everyone from Snow White to the Iron Giant to Forky are discussed and many, many more. So if you love animation as much as the Film Freaks do, come listen to the latest lively, entertaining episode of Film Freaks Forever! Today’s episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm (FILMFREAKSFOREVER) | 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 when you start your membership The Writer's Bone Podcast Network
120 minutes | Oct 30, 2022
Episode 37: The Film Freaks Feast on ‘40s Fright Fest!
Just in time for Halloween, your ghoulish hosts share with you six of their favorite fright flicks from the 1940s. Horror movies got their second wind in this decade and your Film Freaks discuss some classics and some underrated gems. Everyone from Val Lewton to Boris Karloff to Ray Milland to Lon Chaney Jr. are featured, as well as all the behind the scenes crew who help make the movie magic. So listen..if you dare. Chew on your candy corn as werewolves, satanists, vampires, and ghosts surround you! Oh, and Happy Halloween! Today’s episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm (FILMFREAKSFOREVER) | 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 when you start your membership The Writer's Bone Podcast Network
82 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
Episode 36: The Film Freaks Attack All Monsters!
In this fun, fascinating episode your Film Freaks are back from the wilds of Canada and happy to bring you an in-depth look at the big giant monster movie genre. We take you through the very early days to the 1953 classic “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,” the first giant creature awakened by man and boy is he cranky movie. Quick to follow was the Japanese classic “Gojira” and the Americanized version “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” That was the beginning of one of the most impressive film franchises ever! Interesting and hilarious sound clips from all the films—everything from “Gorgo” to “The Crater Lake Monster” to “Cloverfield.” Some of the talent we discuss include Ray Harryhausen, Raymond Burr, Anne Hathaway, J.J. Abrams, Jason Sudekis, and dozens more. Come along as we stomp through cities, take you by the hand, and save your life from being crushed by a large rubbery foot. Today’s episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm (FILMFREAKSFOREVER) | 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 when you start your membership Film Movement Plus (PODCAST) | 30% discount
81 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
Episode 35: The Film Freaks Mic Drop – Singers Who Tried Acting!
Your Film Freaks invite you to enjoy the latest podcast—where we shine a spotlight on this unique niche—singers who tried to be film actors. And there are a'plenty! Now some absolutely proved they were more than capable—with a few even winning Oscars—like Frank Sinatra and Cher. But so many others quickly showed that standing in front of a microphone isn't the same as standing in front of a movie camera and emoting. We will take you through many fun and fascinating examples where it worked and when it really didn't. (We also have some fun when successful actors tried cutting albums.) We will take the listener through everyone from Roy Orbison to Glen Campbell to Christina Aguilera to the Red-Headed Stranger himself, the one and only Willie Nelson. Come join us for some more Film Freaks Forever! fun with your hosts, Mark Jordan Legan and Phoef Sutton. Today’s episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm (FILMFREAKSFOREVER) | 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 when you start your membership Film Movement Plus (PODCAST) | 30% discount
99 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Episode 34: The Film Freaks Focus on Zero to Hero: Box Office Bombs That Became Classics!
In the latest episode, the Film Freaks discuss the fascinating phenomenon of movies that bombed at the box office on their initial release and then later found adoring audiences and now are acclaimed classics. Films from “The Princess Bride” to “It's a Wonderful Life” and “Brazil” to “Heathers” have suffered this way. Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan focus on four films that are now beloved classics that certainly laid a box office egg back in the day. These films cover the 1930s, the 1950s, and then a fascinating year in cinema, 1999. Everyone from Brad Pitt, Howard Hawks, Katherine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Jennifer Aniston, Tony Curtis, and David Fincher are part of the fascinating group of talent discussed and analyzed. So come give Film Freaks Forever! a listen and enjoy another engaging and compelling episode full of fun facts and captivating cinema discussion. Please note: This podcast contains clips with some strong language. This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm (promo code FILMFREAKSFOREVER) and Film Movement Plus (promo code PODCAST).
125 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Episode 33: The Film Freaks Bring You the TV Mini-Series!
Way before streaming services came along and could easily show "limited series" like “The Queen's Gambit,” “Godless,” or “Mare of Easttown,” broadcast television back in the day excitedly came up with a new special way to present longer programs. Thus, the mini-series exploded in the 1970s and was a popular form of television entertainment for decades. Social phenomenon like “Roots” were hugely popular, as was “The Thorn Birds,” but your Film Freaks highlight four terrific TV mini-series that helped set the mold and deliver fabulous entertainment you could enjoy from the comfort of your very own home. These programs helped make stars of performers like Anthony Hopkins, Meryl Streep, Jane Seymour, etc. Everything from the Frankenstein monster to feuding brothers to war criminals on trial to a powerful look at the Holocaust of World War II. Other actors discussed include Nick Nolte, Leslie Caron, Ed Asner, Michael Moriarty, Sir John Gielgud, Agnes Moorhead, and many more. So come join the Film Freaks as they discuss the history of this successful genre and shine a light on four of the best mini-series ever made for television. Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm.
132 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
Episode 32: The Film Freaks Get Gritty With the ‘70s!
The Film Freaks are back! And they are here to turn you onto some of the best, underrated gritty flicks from that crazy decade…the 1970s, man! A time of social change, bell bottoms, and lava lamps! Plus, the country was dealing with the Vietnam War, Watergate, the oil crisis, and rising costs of Hamburger Helper! Six terrific movies are discussed—most of them have sort of slipped under the radar, but still pack quite a punch and definitely influenced future filmmakers. Directors, writers, and performers like Dustin Hoffman, Tuesday Weld, Nick Nolte, Don Siegel, Elmore Leonard, Charles Bronson, Teresa Russell, and Harry Dean Stanton are part of the mix. So crack open a can of Tab, grab some Pop Rocks and settle into your bean bag chair to enjoy this trip through the wild, weird 1970s and enjoy the Film Freaks discussing and diving deep into these six entertaining gems! Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and As Told To: The Ghostwriting Podcast.
88 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Episode 31: The Film Freaks Honor Fallen Favorites
Early in this new year of 2021, some truly great talents have passed away and we were particularly moved and yet pleased to see the incredibly long lives and distinguished careers of four favorite performers—Cicely Tyson, Hal Holbrook, Cloris Leachman, and Christopher Plummer. All lived into their 90s and worked right up to the end, and along the way created some memorable and iconic characters, both onstage and in front of the camera. They won Oscars, Tonys, and Emmys. They played everybody from Mark Twain to Leo Tolstoy to Coretta Scott King. We take you through their amazing careers and discuss everything from “Sounder” to “That Certain Summer” to “Young Frankenstein” to “Knives Out” and so many other plays, films, and television series in between. Come join us and toast these terrific thespians and learns few fascinating things about their lives and careers.
109 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Episode 30: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Podcast!
2020 was a dumpster fire in so many ways, so we figured everyone could use a good laugh. So, in Episode #30 of Film Freaks Forever!, we shine a light on six of our favorite film comedies. Hilarious movies that are guaranteed to make you chuckle, guffaw, belly laugh, chortle, roll in the aisles…you get the idea. We take you from the 1930's through the 1960's/1970's, into the new millennium, and then we end with a very recent comedy from 2019. Everyone from W.C. Fields to Carole Lombard to Peter Cook to Elaine May to Eugene Levy to Kaitlyn Dever are discussed with many other cohorts of comedy. We hope you enjoy the latest edition of Film Freaks Forever! Take care and happy 2021!
96 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Episode 29: The Film Freaks Plan A Heist!
Just like they do in heist movies, your Film Freaks quietly and meticulously planned this podcast, wearing masks, gloves, speaking in code, all the while planning the ultimate heist episode. Enjoy the thrills and chills of staying one step ahead of the authorities as Phoef and Mark take you through some of the best heist movies ever made - from the 1950's all the way through to today. Everyone from Sterling Hayden, Marilyn Monroe, Alec Guinness, Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Robert Redford, and Jeremy Renner show up to prove that crime doesn't pay (well, most of the time). Warning: This episode contains some clips that have strong language.
87 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Episode 28: Film Freaks Forgotten Favorites!
In this episode, your fellow Film Freaks Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan share six of their favorite forgotten films. Phoef and Mark discuss good movies that fell through the cracks or were well received, but have since faded in memory—some real gems that deserve to be discovered or re-discovered by a wider audience. As you know, film buffs love to turn someone onto an obscure goodie that they’ve never heard of, and this episode has a fascinating menagerie of film talent—everyone from Buck Henry to Nicole Kidman to Gus Van Sant to Kurt Russell to Queen Latifah to Kevin Bacon. Warning: Some of the audio clips contain strong language.
98 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Episode 27: The Film Freaks Drink Witches’ Brew!
For Halloween, your fellow Film Freaks approach the cauldron with some wolf's bane, an eye of newt (so yummy) and some of the best witch movies ever! Phoef and Mark take you through the beginnings of the genre and then discuss six films about witches that they love and enjoy watching over and over. So grab your broom, your black cat, pull up a large toadstool, and listen in as the Film Freaks shine a full moon on their top picks. Everyone from Veronica Lake to Christopher Lee to Anjelica Huston to Richard Matheson to Paul Frees are part of the brew! Happy Halloween from Film Freaks Forever!
106 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Episode 26: Film Freaks Best of the Decade (2010-2019)!
Yes, the Film Freaks look back at the past decade (2010-19) and share their individual Top 10 lists. From their Top 10, each Film Freak then picked two favorite films to discuss and highlight. So enjoy as these four gems are analyzed and fascinating fun facts are shared. Some of the stars in these marvelous movies include Jeff Bridges, Anna Paquin, Chris Hemsworth, Cynthia Erivo, Mark Ruffalo & Chris Pine! Plus, at the end of the podcast, the Film Freaks also share their individual picks for the Worst of the Decade! Warning: Parts of the podcast includes strong language.
136 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Episode 25: The Film Freaks Go West!
Hey you bushwhackers, mosey on up and listen in as the Film Freaks discuss some great, rather underrated Westerns flicks. The Film Freaks love them some Westerns, but classics like “High Noon,” “Shane,” “The Searchers,” etc. have been discussed to death, so we light a campfire, cook up a mess of beans, and discuss some truly wonderful Westerns. Films featured in this episode include “Destry Rides Again” (1939), “Ride Lonesome” (1959), “Day of the Outlaw” (1959), “Hombre” (1967), “The Long Riders” (1980) and “The Sisters Brothers” (2018). Everyone from Paul Newman to Marlene Dietrich to Randolph Scott to Joaquin Phoenix are part of this fun episode. So belly up to the saloon bar, throw back some rock gut, and join the Film Freaks as we ride off into the sunset...
106 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
Episode 24: The Film Freaks Meet Little Stevie Spielberg!
Way before Steven Spielberg changed movies and box office numbers forever with the summer smash, “Jaws,” he had already established quite a reputation and resume working in television in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Film Freaks dive deep into Spielberg's very first television job ever (where he got to work with legends like Rod Serling and Joan Crawford) and then take you through a lot of his fascinating, off beat and edgy TV work. It all leads up to what many consider the best TV movie ever made and then his underrated very first major studio feature film. We end with that popular fish film. So come join the Film Freaks as they teach you all about little Stevie Spielberg before he became legendary movie icon Steven Spielberg.
97 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
Episode 23: Film Freaks Keep on Truckin'!
In the latest entertaining podcast episode, the Film Freaks tip their trucker hats to a wonderful genre, the trucker movies! The long-haul truckers truly keep this country going and there are dozens of fun, weird, and fantastic flicks about these dedicated drivers delivering us everything we need! The Film Freaks take you through the history of the genre and many marvelous actors and directors are discussed—Humphrey Bogart, Roy Scheider, Sean Connery, Ida Lupino, William Friedkin, Sam Peckinpah, Yves Montand, and many more. So fill up the tank, grab your sunglasses, turn on the CB radio, and let's hit the highway for some fascinating fun about the truck driving movies that we know and love (and quite a few you've probably never heard of!). Take care there, Good Buddy, and be on the lookout for smokey in a plain brown wrapper, catch you on the flip flop!
158 minutes | May 6, 2020
Episode 22: Film Freak Favorites!
In the latest episode of the Film Freaks Forever! podcast, Mark Jordan Legan and Phoef Sutton provide yet another quarantine edition, recorded from their individual lairs during this unusual time. And though we couldn't record in our regular recording studio, we hope with even a different audio system and a few glitches, you'll enjoy this one. The Film Freaks each picked three of their favorite films that happen to be currently streaming. So sit back and relax, or take the dog for a walk, and enjoy as we discuss and highlight some classic comedies, engrossing dramas, and Oscar winning treats. Everyone from Cary Grant to Carol Lombard to Billy Wilder to Tom Hardy are featured. We appreciate our listeners and love hearing from you. Keep the emails and messages coming. Be well! Today’s episode is sponsored by Final Draft.
130 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Episode 21: Stay at Home With the Film Freaks!
In a special episode of the Film Freaks Forever! podcast, Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan try and record a new episode with both of them isolated in their respective homes during these unusual and abnormal times. Fans wrote in requesting a special podcast suggesting some perfect streaming films to view, entertainment that could provide escape (comfort food movies). And so that's what we've tried to do. Even though we couldn't record in our regular recording studio, we hope with even a different audio system and a few glitches, you'll enjoy this one. We highlight musicals, romantic films, and comedies—plus we highlight a way you can have fun with some childhood memories and stream retro cartoons and television shows! Hope you enjoy this and also visit filmfreaksforever.com for our archive of 20 previous episodes.