Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Unknown Actress Appreciation: Edie McClurg

Actress: Edie McClurg
Age: 58
You Know Her From: Pee-wee Herman Show, Cheech and Chong movies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Flubber, various animated movies and television shows

McClurg's face and full-figure is as familiar as her voice, which has graced a mind-boggling array of projects, including The Little Mermaid and A Bug's Life. Well worth a spot as an Unknown Actress.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cavebabble Episode 64: Ready for Freddy- Nightmares Part One

Freddy Krueger is invading our dreams, and we may never sleep again. Eight films have featured this spectral burn victim, and it will take two episodes to cover them all. Join us for a look at the first four Nightmare on Elm Street movies. This episode is brought to you by Caffeine.

Still editing...

Our recording was nearly two hours last night, and so it's taking much longer than usual to cut it down to size. I didn't finish last night, so will get it done tonight.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

1...2... Freddy's Coming for You... Tomorrow

Having sat through the first four Nightmare on Elm Street movies, we are all set to babble about them for the podcast. It just won't be tonight. So, this is an invitation to grab your jump ropes and furnaces for tomorrow. The episode should be up some time Monday night.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Marshall Bell

Actor: Marshall Bell
Age: 67
You Know Him From: Everything from Total Recall to Starship Troopers to Rescue Dawn

No matter how many years and roles pass, I always picture Bell with Kuato sticking out of his chest in Total Recall. He's a veteran of more than 100 productions, often as a military man. He was sliced up in Nightmare on Elm Street 2, smeared by a hopper bug in Starship Troopers, and whacked by a robot in Virus. What's not to like?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Timothy Spall

Actor: Timothy Spall
Age: 53
You Know Him From: Harry Potter series, Sweeney Todd, Enchanted, Vanilla Sky

Thanks to recent high-profile films, Spall isn't quite the unknown he used to be. Regardless of his fame, however, his characters remain as deliciously smarmy and grimy as ever. A veteran of nearly one hundred film and television roles, Timothy has a face you can never forget, and a name you may never remember.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cavebabble Episode 63: Favorite Game Soundtracks II

It's time for a second dose of game music! The greatness of a game is often heard in its soundtrack, and tonight we each share four personal favorites. It's like plugging joy into your brainpan. This week's episode is brought to you by Happy Ears.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Unknown Actress Appreciation: CCH Pounder

Name: CCH Pounder
Age: 57
You Know Her From: Everything! 110 film and television roles, from All That Jazz to a voice in Avatar.

Including CCH Pounder in a list of unknowns is questionable, especially considering her memorable name, and involvement in so many films and television series. Perhaps if I called her Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder she wouldn't ring a bell? Better known for her television chops, Pounder's film roles are usually in B-level productions.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Will Patton

Actor: Will Patton
Age: 55
You Know Him From: The Puppet Masters, The Postman, Armageddon, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Remember the Titans

If you need a strong right-hand man with an intense, slightly-crazed glare, Patton's your choice. He's also a popular choice for cop or sheriff roles. From the bleached-blond criminal in Desperately Seeking Susan to Denzel Washington's defensive coordinator in Remember the Titans, Will is easy to remember- but not his name!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Unknown Actress Appreciation: Frances Sternhagen

Actress: Frances Sternhagen
Age: 80
You Know Her From: Outland, Doc Hollywood, The Mist, ER, The Closer
The loveably gruff Sternhagen is a veteran of film, television and stage, appearing simultaneously on all three. From the doctor in Outland, to Millicent Carter on ER, her face and spitfire attitude are instantly recognizable.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cavebabble Episode 62: 1984- The Best Movie Year Ever?

Reagan was in the White House, Thriller was storming the airwaves, and the box office was bigger than ever. Tonight, we sit down for a month-by-month look at the amazing number of great films released in 1984. Join us, and learn why it was One Great Year. This episode is brought to you by Leg Warmers.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Chris Cooper

Name: Chris Cooper
Age: 58
You Know Him From: The Patriot, Seabiscuit, Jarhead, the Bourne movies

Most recently known for military roles, Chris Cooper's no-nonsense, believable acting style lends weight and realism to every role he takes. For an oft-overlooked example, check out his work as modern Texas border town sheriff Sam Deeds in the stellar 1996 film Lone Star. You won't regret it.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Stephen Tobolowsky

Name: Stephen Tobolowsky
Age: 58
You Know Him From: Over 200 films and television shows, including Spaceballs, Basic Instinct, Groundhog Day, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Glee.

Stephen Tobolowsky has been playing the nerdy everyman since 1976. Recently known for television roles in Glee and Heroes, Stephen is a classic example of someone you instantly place, but can't remember the name of.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Al Leong

Actor: Al Leong
Age: 57
You Know Him From: Countless action films

You may not know the name, but you're bound to recognize the face. Beginning in the early 1980s, Al has died on film in many interesting ways as an action extra. From Lethal Weapon to Die Hard to The Scorpion King, spotting Al is never difficult- his look has remained distinctive. He's the Where's Waldo of action movies!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Cavebabble Episode 61: How Far for Achievements?

Gamers are known for going to extremes for a high score or achievement, and the Cavebabblers are no exception. Tonight, we babble about some of the sillier things we've done to reach goals in games. Join us! This week's episode is brought to you by Gotta Do It.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

One Strange Movie: Time Bandits

Movie: Time Bandits
Year: 1981
Country: UK

From the mind of Terry Gilliam comes a film about time travel, dwarfs, The Supreme Being, and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness. Bonus points awarded for including a giant with a ship on his head.