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Matinee Heroes is a podcast dedicated to exploring hero cinema - from adventurers, heroes, and superheroes; from Jedi to buddy cops; from the Wild West, to the distant past, to futures both hopeful and dystopian, from ancient lands to the deepest reaches of outer space. In a time when we need heroes more than ever, Alan and Craig will try to understand just what makes our cinematic heroes tick, and how we can use that heroism in our everyday life.
 
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Would a fighter from the ancient Mediterranean world stand a chance against today's greatest champion in a no holds barred contest? I dive into the history of mixed martial arts in ancient Greece and examine the key factors to consider in this timeless debate.Patrick Garvey による
 
KNIVES OUT The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there's one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure -- everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth. Craig, Alan and guest R…
 
THE THREE AMIGOS Welcome to Episode 15 of Season 3 Show Notes One for each other and all for one on the this episode of CastOFF! as Alex Barnhill and Devin Pike recast THREE AMIGOS! If you want to watch the show, you can head over to matineeheroes.com/castoff and you’ll find all the links to past and current episodes. And feel free to email MHCasto…
 
INDEPENDENCE DAY When powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion, the world’s only hope is a disparate ensemble of heroes who band together to defeat the alien invaders that are bent on exterminating mankind. The survivors devise a plan and July 4th becomes the day humanity fights back for its freedom. Craig, Alan and guest Austin Vashaw (@VforVash…
 
ARRIVAL Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could th…
 
SPACE JAM Welcome to Episode 14 of Season 3 Show Notes We hit the courts as filmmaker Richard Jensen and podcaster Heidi Bennet recast the original Space Jam. The catch? They must recast the cartoons as humans! If you want to watch the show, you can head over to matineeheroes.com/castoff and you’ll find all the links to past and current episodes. A…
 
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL A writer encounters the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel's glorious years under an exceptional concierge. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel's guests, including getting romantically involved with many elderly women who …
 
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER Welcome to Episode 13 of Season 3 Show Notes To celebrate the 4th of July weekend and the opening of Black Widow we’re doing Independence Day the Marvel way – by having Elisabeth Rappe and Sam Mattos recast Captain America: The First Avenger! If you want to watch the show, you can head over to matineeheroes.com/ca…
 
THE NICE GUYS Holland March is a down-on-his-luck private eye in 1977 Los Angeles. Jackson Healy is a hired enforcer who hurts people for a living. Fate turns them into unlikely partners after a young woman named Amelia mysteriously disappears. Their investigation takes them to dark places as anyone else who gets involved in the case seems to wind …
 
THE BOONDOCK SAINTS Welcome to Episode 12 of Season 3 Show Notes Tracy and Troy Mangum - brother vs brother. But we’re going with brother AND brother when we recast The Boondock Saints! If you want to watch the show, you can head over to matineeheroes.com/castoff and you’ll find all the links to past and current episodes. And feel free to email MHC…
 
LORD OF THE RINGS: RECASTING SPECIAL The ring is destroyed, the rightful king of Gondor sits on is thrown, the hobbits have returned to the Shire and the elves have gone into the West. The only thing left to do is have Valerie, Jake and Tracy from Movies that Make Us (@moviesmakeus on twitter) return for a Lord of the Rings Trilogy recasting specia…
 
FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING Welcome to Episode 11 of Season 3 Show Notes To celebrate Put a Ring on It month on Matinee Heroes where we talk Lord of the Rings, we have two new hobbitses -Austin Vashaw and Blake Casselman recasting the Fellowship of the Ring! If you want to watch the show, you can head over to matineeheroes.com/castoff and you’ll find al…
 
The Ark of the Covenant, which allegedly held the stone tablets of the 10 Commandments, was among the holiest (and most feared) objects of ancient history. We look at the story of the Ark and what may have happened to it on the week of the 40th anniversary of the release of the iconic Indiana Jones film "Raiders of the Lost Ark".…
 
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING It is the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the `one ring', while Aragorn leads the forces of good against Sauron's evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith. Craig and Al…
 
FAST FIVE Welcome to Episode 10 of Season 3 Show Notes I feel the need…the need for physics denying speed. And Fast Five... Listen to newcomer George Tripsas and veteran Jenn Rohm recast the franchise that just can't quit - Fast & Furious 5 If you want to watch the show, you can head over to matineeheroes.com/castoff and you’ll find all the links t…
 
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS the part second of the Tolkien trilogy, Frodo Baggins and the other members of the Fellowship continue on their sacred quest to destroy the One Ring - but on separate paths. Frodo and Sam continue their journey towards Mordor to destroy the One Ring, meeting and joined by Gollum, the ring's former owner. Aragorn, L…
 
BRIDESMAIDS Welcome to Episode 9 of Season 3 Show Notes June is for love and weddings so we’re recasting Bridesmaids! Alex Barnhill and Mark Woodring go mano-y-mano to see who has what it takes to recast this hilarious comedy! If you want to watch the show, you can head over to matineeheroes.com/castoff and you’ll find all the links to past and cur…
 
The Sacred Band was an elite fighting force responsible for the rise of Thebes as the Greek superpower in the 4th century BC. According to ancient sources, it was also formed of 150 pairs of adult male lovers. I talk to historian and author James Romm about the origins and eventual defeat of the Sacred Band of Thebes.…
 
LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING A shy young hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits a simple gold ring. He knows the ring has power, but not that he alone holds the secret to the survival--or enslavement--of the entire world. Now Frodo, accompanied by a wizard, an elf, a dwarf, two men and three loyal hobbit friends, must become the greatest …
 
Welcome to Episode 8 of Season 3 Show Notes To honor Memorial Day, Gaggle of Geeks co-hosts Patrick Beatty and Chaz Evan battle it out to prove which geek is best as they recast Saving Private Ryan. If you want to watch the show, you can head over to matineeheroes.com/castoff and you’ll find all the links to past and current episodes. And feel free…
 
GHOSTBUSTERS When college profs Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler lose their university jobs, they decide to go freelance, de-haunting houses in a new ghost removal service., their first order of business becomes saving beautiful cellist Dana Barrett and nerdy Louis Tully, who’ve inadvertently opened the gates to an interdimensional being…
 
THE CANNONBALL RUN Welcome to Episode 7 of Season 3 Show Notes On your mark, get set…Castoff!!! the Cannonball Run. Steve Kondrick and Devin Pike will recast the Burt Reynolds classic Cannonball Run If you want to watch the show, you can head over to matineeheroes.com/castoff and you’ll find all the links to past and current episodes. And feel free…
 
BEVERLY HILLS COP After his childhood buddy is murdered while visiting Detroit, rebellious cop Axel Foley follows the leads to Beverly Hills, Calif., under the auspices of a vacation. He checks in with old friend Jenny Summers and starts to believe her boss, art dealer Victor Maitland might somehow be involved in the murder. Craig is joined by Stev…
 
OCEAN'S 8 Welcome to Episode 6 of Season 3 Show Notes Utah Remote Con is back for week 2 and so it the CastOFF! Watch the hosts of Movies that Make Us Jake and Val try and defeat last week's winner Tracy as they recast Ocean's 8. Utah Remote Con is a virtual event, this year to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Relief Foundation If you want to …
 
LETHAL WEAPON Following the death of his wife, Los Angeles police detective Martin Riggs becomes reckless and suicidal. When he is reassigned and partnered with Roger Murtaugh, Riggs immediately clashes with the older officer. Together they uncover a massive drug-trafficking ring and as they encounter increasingly dangerous situations, Riggs and Mu…
 
OCEAN'S ELEVEN Welcome to Episode 5 of Season 3 Show Notes Utah Remote Con is back and this time they brought CastOFF with them! Watch the hosts of Movies that Make Us Jake, Val and Tracy face off against each other as they recast Ocean's 11. Utah Remote Con is a virtual event, this year to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Relief Foundation If…
 
TOP GUN The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills. When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick is sent to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him at odds with the other pilots, especially the cool and collected Iceman. But Maverick isn't only competing to be the top…
 
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 3 Show Notes To celebrate May 4th, we have two newcomers as Elisabeth Rappe battles filmmaker Tami Anderson as they try to get the plans to destroy the death star in Rogue one. 27:57 The Post Show reveals what would have been Liz and Richard's pick for Riz Ahmed's Bohdi Rook and their tie …
 
THE KARATE KID Daniel moves to Southern California with his mother, but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi, an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more comp…
 
MRS. DOUBTFIRE Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 3 Show Notes Nerdy Bitches podcast Liz Serna goes up against Celtic Ray Filmworks Richard Jensen in one of the most difficult recasts yet: Robin Williams and Mrs. Doubtfire 33:00 The Post Show reveals what would have been Liz and Richard's tie breaking Double Feature. Craig also asks the two for reactio…
 
MAGGIE After his daughter is infected with a virus that transforms her into a zombie, a small-town farmer will stop at nothing to save her. Arnold April ends with Craig, Alan and guest Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on twitter) talking about, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s dramatic acting chops, Alan’s anniversary, blasting faces off and the movie Maggie on thi…
 
ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 3 Show Notes Metal Geek Cary Gordon is back to play against Ben Jones, owner of Big Water Brewery to recast the most talked about movie of 2021: Zack Snyder's Justice League 33:43 The Post Show reveals what would have been Cary and Ben's tie breaking Double Feature. Craig also asks the guy…
 
Socrates is one of the best known and most influential ancient historical figures. But the truth of who Socrates was, what he did, and how he died remains elusive. I talk to scholar, translator, and author Robin Waterfield about the historical Socrates in Part II of our conversation.Patrick Garvey による
 
KINDERGARTEN COP A macho cop, adept at dealing with crooks on the street, goes undercover as a teacher and meets the toughest gang he has ever encountered - a room full of five-year-olds! Craig and guest co-host Liz Serna (@nerdybitchespod on twitter) talk about substitute teachers, Arnolds Smile, a month of Keanu Reeves and the movie Kindergarten …
 
BEST IN SHOW Welcome to Season 3 of the CastOFF! But Season 1 of the audio podcast version. Show Notes 0:53 The Clubhouse Podcast host Rob Ervin, the current and season 2 champion and season 1 champion Randy REDACTED from the Cult 45 Podcast compete in Game 1 of the new season. 33:11 The Post Show reveals Rob and Randy's tie breaking Double Feature…
 
TOTAL RECALL Douglas Quaid is a bored construction worker in the year 2084 who visits "Rekall," a company that plants false memories into people's brains, in order to experience the thrill of Mars without having to travel there. But something goes wrong during the procedure; Quaid discovers that his entire life is actually a false memory and that t…
 
What ancient civilizations have been overlooked, ignored, or lost through the ages? I talk to British author and historian Philip (Maty) Matyszak about these forgotten peoples, the myths of Hercules, and much more. Note: I apologize for the audio level inconsistency. I needed to boost things to make it easier to hear Maty.…
 
CONAN THE BARBARIAN Orphaned boy Conan is enslaved after his village is destroyed by the forces of vicious necromancer Thulsa Doom. Once he reaches adulthood, Conan sets off across the prehistoric landscape of the Hyborian Age in search of the man who killed his family and stole his father's sword. Craig and Alan are joined by Steve and Izzy (EILFM…
 
JoJo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend -- Adolf Hitler -- JoJo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on. Craig Alan and guest Cary Gordon (@metalgeeks on twitter) talk about propaganda, deprogramming loved ones, MSRca…
 
AMERICAN HISTORY X Living a life marked by violence and racism, neo-Nazi Derek Vinyard finally goes to prison after killing two black youths who tried to steal his car. Upon his release, he vows to change his ways and hopes to prevent his younger brother, who idolizes Derek, from following in his footsteps. Craig and guest cohost Valerie Cameron (@…
 
VALKYRIE Col. Claus von Stauffenberg serves Germany with loyalty and pride but fears that Hitler will destroy his country if allowed to run unchecked. With time running out for Germany and the rest of Europe, von Stauffenberg joins a group of like-minded, high-ranking men who want to overthrow the Nazi regime from within. With everything he holds d…
 
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE The intrepid explorer Indiana Jones sets out to rescue his father, a medievalist who has vanished while searching for the Holy Grail. Following clues in the old man's notebook, Indy arrives in Venice, where he enlists the help of a beautiful academic, but they are not the only ones who are on the trail, and some s…
 
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