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The Scarecrow Podcast: Episode VII

Welcome to the latest installment of The Scarecrow Podcast. In the first episode of 2011, Kevin, Alex, Marc, and host Matt Lynch take the show on the road to Ballard's Old Town Alehouse (hence the background noise and occasional profanity, so please use caution listening at work) to drink liberally intelligently discuss what they've been watching lately. LISTEN HERE

Kevin liked THE LAST WINTER, a horror movie set in the Arctic starring Ron Perlman, James LeGros, and Friday Night Lights stars Connie Britton and Zach Gilford.

Alex is smitten with Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant/Karl Pilkington's new "travel" show THE IDIOT ABROAD.

Marc is ready for his close-up now that he's finally seen Billy Wilder's SUNSET BOULEVARD...

Matt is fascinated by the weird political subtext in RED HEAT, Walter Hill's (THE WARRIORS, 48 HOURS) Cold War buddy cop movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Belushi.

They also talk about our new BEST OF 2010 special rental section, including the store's Top 5 picks and the other films they individually voted for. Marc chose THE SILENT WORLD, Louie Malle's 1956 Oscar wining documentary that follows Jacques Cousteau & crew as they engage in the kind of environmentally unfriendly scientific exploration you'd expect from the time period. Make it a double feature with THE LIFE AQUATIC.Kevin thinks SUPERJAIL! is one of the best animated series in years, since it doesn't look like FAMILY GUY and isn't just, "a bunch of sarcastic babies making a cartoon."Matt picked the long awaited full version of Robert Rodriguez's & Quentin Tarantino's GRINDHOUSE. Finally, you can watch PLANET TERROR and DEATH PROOF as they were meant to be seen--together and with the fake trailers.Alex loved the twisted & bizzare epic LOVE EXPOSURE, from the director of SUICIDE CLUB and STRANGE CIRCUS. Marc also loved BAD BIOLOGY by friend-of-the-store Frank Henelotter. Here's the poster Marc made:


Kevin also chose THE PROMISE, a look at the creative process behind Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band's making of 1978's Darkness on the Edge of Town.And Matt is thankful someone chose the sleazeploitation classic BONNIE'S KIDS.Do you think SCOTT PILGRIM will take the SHAUN OF THE DEAD road to fame? Is Eli Roth's CABIN FEVER a "masterpiece"? Let us know what you think of our podcast ramblings here in the comments or email us at

Previous Scarecrow Podcast episodes can be found here.

See more of Marc Swellzombie Palm's work here.

Watch Kevin & Travis' ADVENTURE BUDDIES here.

And you can see the 1009 movies Matt watched last year here.