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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 29, 2019

Bill speaks to writer/director, Trailers From Hell guru and podcaster Josh Olson about his many endeavors, from writing screenplays like the Oscar-nominated A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and the audio drama BRONZEVILLE to co-hosting shows like The Movies That Made Me and The West Wing Thing. Topics include: Harlan Ellison, Werner Herzog and the German New Wave, NIGHT WATCH, Randy Frakes, landing professional opportunities through mistaken identity, MAD Magazine, Anthony Bourdain, screening UNFORGIVEN for David Cronenberg, The Cinefamily and whether or not people still approach him to read their scripts.

 

Watch Josh Olson on Trailers From Hell:

https://trailersfromhell.com/gurus/olson-josh/

Listen to The Movies That Made Me:

https://trailersfromhell.com/podcast/

Listen to Bronzeville:

http://bronzevilleseries.com/

Listen to The West Wing Thing:

https://westwingthing.libsyn.com/

Read “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script”:

https://www.villagevoice.com/2009/09/09/i-will-not-read-your-fucking-script/

Watch Josh Olson on I Blame Dennis Hopper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An--XX-5o0Y

Hear Josh Olson on Pure Cinema Podcast:

http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/purecinema/episode11

Buy DARK OF THE SUN, featuring an audio commentary by Josh Olson, Larry Karaszewski, Elric Kane and Brian Saur:

https://www.wbshop.com/products/dark-of-the-sun-bd

Apr 15, 2019

Bill speaks to author, screenwriter and fanzine publisher Mike “McBeardo” McPadden about his various endeavors, from creating the fanzine Happyland in 1991 to developing books like HEAVY METAL MOVIES and TEEN MOVIE HELL. Topics include: Rick Sullivan’s Gore Gazette, approaching 1980s teen sex comedies in the #MeToo era, writing as Selwyn Harris for Screw and Hustler, Danny Peary, 1990s fanzine culture, authoring screenplays for Gregory Dark films like THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES 5 and ANIMAL INSTINCTS III, John Hughes, Troma Entertainment, LEMORA: A CHILD’S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL, Gilbert Gottfried, Mr. Skin, catching ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at age 10 with hippie relatives and writing about Jenna Jameson’s mashed potatoes recipe for Esquire.

Buy HEAVY METAL MOVIES and TEEN MOVIE HELL:

https://www.bazillionpoints.com/

Watch the trailer for TEEN MOVIE HELL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUzQfTE-i90&feature=youtu.be

Visit the official site for TEEN MOVIE HELL:

https://www.teenmoviehell.com/

Watch the King Kong Volkswagon Commercial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkn4nzGS_iw

 Hear Gays In The Military on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0zNlEUakCwLLjmMzmKPGgx

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