Silver Linings Playback 13 – Hellboy (2019)

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Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre are continuing their quest to watch maligned movies in hopes of finding a silver lining.

For the month of July, they are watching maligned superhero movies.

They end the month with the 2019 Hellboy reboot starring David Harbour. The film hoped to launch a new franchise that distinguished itself from the beloved Guillermo del Toro films, but is bogged down by a muddled script and poor CGI and make up effects. However, together Joel and Andy find its silver lining.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Silver Linings Playback is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.

Silver Linings Playback 12 – Steel

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Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre are continuing their quest to watch maligned movies in hopes of finding a silver lining.

For the month of July, they are watching superhero movies.

1997 was an odd year for comic book movies. In addition to Batman & Robin (which we revisited to start the month), ’97 gave us Steel, a film starring Shaquille O’Neal as John Henry Irons, a man who builds himself a metal suit to fight crime with the help of his disabled partner Sparks.

Joel and Andy revisit the film to find its silver lining.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Hobo Radio Interview – Cody Heller

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As a child, Cody Heller watched her mother Randee Heller, who starred as Lucille LaRusso in The Karate Kid, go through the ups and downs of being a working actor. It made Cody want to be involved in the industry, but pushed her toward writing and directing.

Dummy, the semi-autobiographical comedy Heller created in which Anna Kendrick plays Cody, Donal Logue plays her fiancé Dan Harmon and Meredith Hagner plays Harmon’s sex doll, Barbara, who comes to life and forms an unlikely friendship with Cody, was released on Quibi earlier this year.

Heller talks to us about being Michael Bay’s assistant, the friendship she and her father formed with the sex workers at a Nevada brothel and what it’s like releasing a new show during a pandemic on a streaming platform that is being widely derided on social media.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “You’re The Dummy” by Derek Clegg
Photo by Sela Shiloni

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https://www.hobotrashcan.com/interview-archive/

Hobo Radio is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.

Silver Linings Playback 11 – Thor: The Dark World

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Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre are continuing their quest to watch maligned movies in hopes of finding a silver lining.

For the month of July, they are watching superhero movies.

When you think maligned superhero movies, you don’t tend to think of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has become the gold standard for the genre. However, as much as it now seems like the MCU can’t miss, the early days were a bit more rocky. Perhaps the rockiest film of all is Thor: The Dark World, the lackluster Phase 2 sequel to Thor.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Silver Linings Playback is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.

Hobo Radio 555 – Klondike 5 (ft. Jonathan Monroe)

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Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle are joined by Jonathan Monroe of We Have To Ask.

Joel tries to get Lars and Jonathan to squash their longstanding beef (which was reignited when Lars appeared on a recent We Have to Ask). They also discuss teaching during quarantine, Hamilton, Clint Howard and Hall and Oates.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “If You Let Me” by Aya Ito

Hobo Radio is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.