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The Arkin Brothers Talk About Movies
62 minutes | a day ago
Episode 30: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
A couple of buddies. A fishing trip to Mexico. A hitch-hiker. What could possibly go wrong? Our exploration of noir jumps back in time to 1953 for this thriller directed by the amazing Ida Lupino.
81 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 11: Carlito's Way (1993)
It ain't Two Brothers no more. The two babies got it started, but from here on out it's the three of us. In this episode, we are joined by our big brother Adam, and henceforth it shall be (except from time-to-time when one or another of us is working). We could not be more excited! Join us for our first night out in the new format, as we talk about an epic Brian DePalma crime drama, starring Al Pacino, Penelope Ann Miller, an almost unrecognizable Sean Penn, and a list of recognizable names and faces that goes on and on.
95 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 10: The Paper (1994)
Join us, and a special guest, to talk about FAKE NEWS and this terrific film starring Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid, and Robert Duvall.
62 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 9: Gorky Park (1983)
Oh, those Russians. Always up to no good. Director Michael Apted helms this thriller with a stellar cast including William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Joanna Pacula, Brian Dennehy, Ian McDiarmid, Ian Bannen, and Richard Griffiths.
72 minutes | 7 days ago
Episode 29: Blast of Silence (1961)
We're taking a look at noir with a movie that's hard to find. We don't care. We're going to talk about it anyway.
81 minutes | 12 days ago
Episode 8: King of New York (1990)
In celebration of my return to New York, if only temporarily, we're going to watch Christopher Walken get pretty far out there, even for him. And he brings Larry Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, and Giancarlo Esposito along for the ride.
94 minutes | 12 days ago
Episode 7: Nighthawks (1981)
Nighthawks, bringing together Rocky, Lando Calrissian, and the Bionic Woman team up against the baddest replicant of them all. Okay, not really, but it does have Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, and Rutger Hauer. Join us for some good '80s fun, 'cause where else can you see (spoiler alert) Sly Stallone in a dress?
99 minutes | 12 days ago
Episode 6: Silverado (1985)
We discuss Silverado, with an all-star cast including Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, Brian Dennehy, Rosanna Arquette, John Cleese, Jeff Goldblum, and Linda Hunt. And in this episode you'll hear the list that gave birth to the famous poster, "Things That are in Silverado."
61 minutes | 14 days ago
Episode 28: The President's Analyst (1967)
The last installment in our month-long inauguration celebration. Who wouldn't need psychoanalysis after the political abuse of the past 4 years? And James Coburn is just the man to provide it. Along the way, we're treated to a parade of assassins, agents from the "CEA," the "FBR," and the KGB, "typical American families," and hippies, and the power behind it all, TPC (The Phone Company). With Anthony Arkin and Matthew Arkin. www.matthewarkinstudio.com Subscribe to my newsletter.
60 minutes | 22 days ago
Episode 27: Absolute Power (1997)
We've looked at two great fictional presidents this month. Now let's look at a bad one. Clint Eastwood directs and stars, along with Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney (wasn't she in the last one?), Judy Davis, Scott Glenn, Dennis Haysbert, Kenneth Welsh, and E. G. Marshall in his last screen appearance. And let's not forget . . . a script by the great William Goldman.
65 minutes | a month ago
Episode 26: Dave (1993)
The second installment in our inauguration special celebration. Kevin Kline is the president. Kevin Kline is not the president. Kevin Kline looks just like the president. It's all very confusing. Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Stripes) directs a wonderful cast including Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley, Charles Grodin, and Faith Prince. See where "We're walking. We're walking" was born.
93 minutes | a month ago
Episode 5: The Firm (1993)
We discuss The Firm, starring Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, and some guy named Tom. And just FYI, Matthew sometimes plays a lawyer on TV. And, he used to be one.
70 minutes | a month ago
Episode 25: The American President (1995)
A Special Inauguration Edition. Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Martin Sheen, Anna Deavere Smith, and Richard Dreyfuss lead an all-star cast in Aaron Sorkin's warm-up for The West Wing, directed by Rob Reiner.
82 minutes | a month ago
Episode 4: Against All Odds (1984)
Jeff Bridges vs. James Woods. Is there really any contest? Seriously. He's the Dude. Also starring Richard Widmark and Rachel Ward.
59 minutes | a month ago
Episode 24: The Bone Collector (1999)
Denzel Washington is so cool that he can catch a killer even when he can't get out of bed. Of course, he's got the Tomb Raider herself, Angelina Jolie, to give him a hand. Or hands. Or hands and feet. Whatever. It's exciting, and we're going to talk about it.
104 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 3: Last Man Standing (1996)
Bruce Willis brings the big guns. As usual. If you really wanna dive in, before you give this one a listen, check out Yojimbo and A Fistful of Dollars.
92 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 2: The Verdict (1982)
With special guests from the cast: Roxanne Hart (Sally Doneghy) and Lewis J. Stadlen (Dr. Gruber). Paul Newman as a down-and-out ambulance chaser who seeks redemption by battling both the medical establishment and the Catholic Church. Directed by the great Sidney Lumet, with James Mason, Jack Warden, and Charlotte Rampling.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 1: Misery (1990)
The episode that started it all. We didn't yet know what we were doing. We thought people might be interested in hearing us talk about food AND movies. We didn't have the best recording capability. But boy, did we have fun. So you live and you learn.
78 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 21: Darker Than Amber (1970)
Travis McGee gets into some very deep trouble when he pulls Vangie out of some very deep water after she's been thrown off a bridge with an 85-pound weight tied to her lovely ankles. Rod Taylor plays Travis McGee, who appeared in 21 novels by the great John D. MacDonald. Living on his houseboat The Busted Flush in Slip F-18 at the Bahia Mar Marina, this sometimes "salvage expert" takes his retirement in installments. And when he's not retiring or salvaging, he somehow always seems to be helping a woman out of trouble. Travis and MacDonald were both huge influences on me as I developed the main character for my suspense novel. Join us as we pay tribute to them both.
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