In this episode Josh Radcliffe is here to chat about 2 very different movies. One a spy spoof and the other a horror/thriller, Casino Royale and The Cell.

Casino Royale
Release: 1967
Val Guest … (scenes with Woody Allen and additional scenes with David Niven)
Ken Hughes … (as Kenneth Hughes) (Berlin scenes)
John Huston … (scenes at Sir James Bond’s house and castle in Scotland scenes)
Joseph McGrath … (scenes with Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress and Orson Welles)
Robert Parrish … (scenes with Peter Sellers and Orson Welles)
Richard Talmadge … (Casino Royale finale) (uncredited)
Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Woody Allen

The Cell
Release: 2000
Director: Tarsem Singh
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D’Onofrio

Peter Bogdanovich

Here is the IMDB page with some info

Jean-Luc Godard

Here is his IMDB page and the one for his film Breathless

Ursula Andress

So she was born in Switzerland but to German parents. That is according to her IMDB page.

Peyton Manning SNL Sketch

So I could not ginf a good video of that particur sketch so here is the theme song instead. I mean it is kinda great.

Quotes From Bond about Austin Powers

Josh mentioned that Pierce Brosnan blamed Austin Powers for the shift in how Bond movies were made but it turns out it was Daniel Craig.

“The truth of it is that I always had this plan in my head is that we got to make them and begin them again and bring all that back in, but it had to happen the way it did. I can’t see it happening any other way. We had to destroy the myth because Mike Myers fucked us – I am a huge Mike Myers fan, so don’t get me wrong – but he kind of fucked us; made it impossible to do the gags. What I am proudest of in Skyfall is the lightness of touch we’ve been able to bring to back into it but not lose the drama and the action.”

Reference for Josh’s Halloween Costume

It is funny how all the other people in the shot are dressed normally for work but she just came back from the beach.

Opening Credits

According to Wikipedia I was right. The shift from a majority of the credits being at the beginning to the end of the movie happened in the late 60’s/early 70s.

Spanish Flea

Debussy Song

Claude Debussy was a French composer that lived at the turn of the 20th century. The song they overplayed was his very famous Clair de Lune. And here is the scene in Ocean’s 11 (2001) that I was reminded of.

Fateful Findings

I am not gonna link you to PornHub but here is the IMDB page.


Here is some more info on Baccarat

Bond Toad Stool

So this seems to be a real weird and very deep reference that only the most astute Bond fan would get.  In trying to understand this reference the only thing I found is that it may be a reference to a Harvard Lampoon story called “Toadstool” which is a Bond Spoof story that was published in The Harvard Lampoon parody “Play Boy” magazine “PL*YB*Y”.  It is a weird parody in a parody and a story that is incredibly hard to find.

Mata Hari

Here is the Wiki about Mata Hari

Also here is a link to the Drunk History episode.

German Expressionism

Here is a short video essay on the subject.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

So, when I watched the movie I did write a post about it. You can have a gander at it here.

James Bond Movies

So we were talking about the the non-cannon James Bond film “Never Say Never Again” and thought it came out the same year as “A View to a Kill”. Actually it came out the same year as “Octopussy” in 1983.

Also, it was not at the switch between who plays James Bond. Roger Moore had already played James Bond in 5 movies.


The demons in the movie are called the Cenobites who are from a, as it says on IMDB, ” sadomasochistic underworld”

Mortal Kombat Youtube Series

So glad I had to look this up. It has Michael Jai White and Jerry Ryan as Jax and Sonya! Here is episode 1 and 2

The X-Files

The guy who played Dr Reid is Pruitt Taylor Vince he was in the S4E4 X-Files episode “Unruhe” which was so intense and creepy. I mean that was the same season as “Home” so I shouldn’t be surprised.

The Painting

The imagery is based on “Dawn” by Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum.

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