Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cavebabble Episode 68: The Lone Feeder Makes Me Nervous

We have been visited by The Lone Feeder, and have lived to tell the tale. Join us for this and two more topics- Advice For An Infant, and What Drives Me Nuts in Movies. Also featured are reviews of six films- Daybreakers, Repo: The Genetic Opera, Julie & Julia, Amelie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and The Devil Wears Prada. This episode is brought to you by The Neverending Garden.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Billy Drago

Actor: Billy Drago
Age: 63
You know him from: Pale Rider, The Untouchables, Guncrazy, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr, The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

Few actors creep me out to the extent Billy Drago does. His look, his voice, and his actions in film combine in some odd way to keep me on edge. He's just... off. Odd. Unsettling. For no better example, watch the scene in The Untouchables where Drago's character, Frank Nitti, tells Eliot Ness, "...your friend died screaming like a stuck Irish pig." It's downright creepy.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Name: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Age: 59
You know him from: The Last Emperor, License to Kill, Rising Sun, Mortal Kombat, The Phantom, Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes (2001), Elektra, Memoirs of a Geisha

For 24 years, Tagawa has been the "Oh, it's that guy!" of Japanese-American actors. With a physique as impressive as his stage presence, Cary-Hiroyuki makes quite an impression. He's also credited with creating a martial art, Chuu-Shin, influenced both by Japanese and Native American cultures.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Delroy Lindo

Actor: Delroy Lindo
Age: 57
You know him from: Malcolm X, Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, Ransom, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Core, Sahara

Delroy's size and commanding presence make him a perfect choice for detective or military officer roles, both of which he has played many times over the years. Eric's guilty pleasure alert: Check out an early Lindo part in The Blood of Heroes, a science fiction movie which also features Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cavebabble Episode 67: The Rhythm of Ellen's Super Goat

Tonight, each of us brings a surprise topic to the table for discussion. Join us for a look at rhythm games, the Ellen Show, and Super Goat. We also share a potpourri of reviews, including Iron Man 2, Departures, Brokeback Mountain, Courtney's first viewing of A Clockwork Orange, and the Blu-ray version of Avatar. This episode is brought to you by Blue Droogs.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Tcheky Karyo

Name: Tcheky Karyo
Age: 56
You know him from: The Bear, La Femme Nikita, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Bad Boys, Goldeneye, The Messenger, The Patriot, The Core, and any other production needing a French character (and can't afford Jean Reno)

Tcheky is truly international. Turkish/Greek by birth, he was raised in France, and began his long film career in 1982. I've liked him in nearly everything I've seen him in, even if I didn't enjoy the movie itself. Not quite as ubiquitous as Jean Reno, he nonetheless fills a similar role in American productions.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Uknown Actor Appreciation: Richard Libertini

Actor: Richard Libertini
Age: 77 (Today! Happy birthday, Richard!)
You know him from: A long string of television shows, The In-Laws, All of Me, Awakenings, Nell

Libertini's television resume reads like a best-of list from several decades. Highlights: That Girl, Mary Tyler Moore, The Jeffersons, Quincy, Bionic Woman, Soap, Bob Newhart, Laverne and Shirley, Moonlighting, Family Man, Murphy Brown, Lois and Clark, Murder She Wrote, Deep Space Nine, Law and Order, Monk, Numb3rs, Supernatural. Good lord! Richard Libertini, you have just been appreciated!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Vincent Schiavelli

Actor: Vincent Schiavelli
Age: 61
You know him from: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Amadeus, Ghost, Batman Returns, Man on the Moon

Schiavelli's character acting skills have been second to none for decades. Beyond memorable film roles, he also has managed to brighten the small screen in an impressive array of popular television series. Highlights include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Miami Vice, The X-Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cavebabble Reboot Next Week

Courtney is down with a nasty cold, so rather than leaving her out this week, we will just reboot Cavebabble for next weekend. There are other changes in the works, as well, but all for the better- we hope, anyway. We will keep everyone posted.

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Burton Gilliam

Actor: Burton Gilliam
Age: 71
You know him from: Blazing Saddles, Gator, Back to the Future Part III, Evening Shade, Wild Bill

His name might not ring a bell, but Burton Gilliam's squinty-eyed grin and Texas twang are impossible to forget. His smile has shone in over 80 film and television roles, mostly as cowboys or small-town characters.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Mickey Jones

Actor: Mickey Jones
Age: 68
You know him from: Any film needing a biker, trucker, or mechanic- including National Lampoon's Vacation, Starman, Total Recall, Sling Blade

It's everyone's stereotypical biker, Mickey Jones! From beard to boots, Mickey's place on this list is obvious. He's instantly recognizable to most movie fans, yet until today, I didn't know his name. Thanks, Mr. Jones, for taking the "Fat Biker" role on The Rockford Files in 1979, and never turning back.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Ronny Cox

Actor: Ronny Cox
Age: 71
You know him from: Deliverance, Taps, Robocop, Total Recall, The Agency
I love to hate Ronny Cox. He plays bad so well that it's tough to accept how likeable he seems in real life. Brandishing a trademark sneer, Cox dares even the toughest hero to stand in his way. As a real-life musician, Ronny is equally at home with guitars and banjos, and has earned a reputation as a likeable, charismatic performer.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cavebabble Episode 66: Meet Me in St. Louis

What happens when the Cavebabblers take a voice recorder with them on a weekend trip to St. Louis? A tale of science, art, Bosco bread sticks, zoo animals and obnoxious singing children- not to mention hissing sinks and a severe blow to the head. What's not to like? This episode is brought to you by Cheese Sauce.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Meet Me in St. Louis

We're off to St. Louis for the weekend, to celebrate Mother's Day and Courtney's sweet 16th birthday. Considering the places we're planning on going, I'm taking the recorder with me to capture the madness. Listen for our adventures on the next podcast, probably posted on Monday. Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Bruce McGill

Actor: Bruce McGill
Age: 59
You know him from: Animal House, MacGyver, Timecop, Courage Under Fire, The Insider, Cinderella Man

In 1978, Bruce McGill played in a little film called Animal House, and has been knocking around Hollywood ever since. His broad smile and increasing waistline have appeared in over 130 film and television productions, working with an impressive array of leading men and women.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cavebabble Episode 65: Ready for Freddy- Nightmares Part 2

Freddy has taken on Jason, and our marathon of A Nightmare on Elm Street films is at an end. Join us for a look at the final four films featuring funky-fingered freaks! This episode is brought to you by The Carousel of Makeup.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: David Warner

Actor: David Warner
Age: 68
You know him from: Time After Time, Time Bandits, TRON, Star Trek films and television, Titanic, Planet of the Apes (2001)

To Star Trek and genre fans, David Warner is far from unknown. His name may not ring such a bell with the rest of the world, however. Never one to turn down a bit role or chance to add his voice to animation, Warner is a veteran of nearly 200 productions. Not to be confused with Malcolm McDowell!