Episode 78: Tusk

In this episode (78) join me as host while we peer into the macabre and terrifying world of Tusk. Listen to 4 film podcasters talk about how they encountered this horror film and what it means to them today. We happily dedicate this episode to Tusk’s writer and director, Kevin Smith.


We also cover the category of “body horror” in a cursory fashion in this episode. Here is the panel:

Host: Damien from Riley on Film (me) My written review of Tusk

Darren from Movie Reviews 101
Zoë from Zobo With a Shotgun
Megan from Zombie Kitty Podcast


Talking Stars Ep #76 – Mother!

Today Kira hosts as we review Darren Aronofsky’s enigmatic thriller “Mother.”


Host: Kira from Film and TV 101

Damien from Riley on Film
Darren from Movie Reviews 101
Vern from That Moment In (podcast)

We welcome any comments or suggestions! Thanks from the Talking Stars.

Ep 74 The Snowman Preview and a Look at Dark Crime Thrillers

Darren, Kira, and Damien preview the upcoming “The Snowman” film with a show full of commentary on dark crime thrillers. Highlights include Se7en and Zodiac. In total we touch on several films.

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Darren https://moviesreview101.com
Kira https://filmandtv101.wordpress.com
Damien http://rileyonfilm.com

Episode 72 – Top 5 Summer Films 2017

Darren and Damien collaborate on this episode talking about their top 5 lists of the Summer. What do you think of their choices? Listen and find out.

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Your hosts today are:

Darren – MoviesReview101

Damien – RileyOnFilm

When Darren and I started this podcast well over a year ago, we never knew if would still be this much fun! We hope you enjoy our shows. You’ll find the archive here as well as our Wall of Fame of past guests here. Follow us on Twitter for news of our latest shows. Kira is also a big part of our machine, we’re excited to have her on board. Listen for her in future episodes.

ABC’s of Horror – C

This is our ongoing series where we, Darren, Kira, and I talk about horror, by letter of the alphabet. Today we are on “C” as in Creepshow, Cabin in the Woods, Cujo, and many more.


Darren hosts this one and Kira and Damien are the panel.

Find us on Twitter at @talkingstarsbit

ABC’s of Horror – B

The letter “B” of horror as it fits in our longer series “The ABC’s” of Horror.


These are horror films influenced and/or sponsored by the letter “B” 😉


The panel in this episode is Damien and Darren

Turbo Kid & Mad Max 2 – Film Club 7 -Damien’s Choice

In this episode, Damien’s choice, the panel discusses 80’s apocalyptic wastelands as seen in these two films. These are two movies that fit the bill. Mad Max fans marvel at the engine revving action of Mel Gibson while more modern adventurists enjoy the comical bmx savages of Turbo Kid. These are great movies, this is an equally great discussion! check it out and drop us a comment. Links to the host and panelists are at the bottom of this post.

Turbo Kid (2015)
Unrated | 1h 33min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 28 August 2015 (USA)
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.
Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell | 1 more credit »
Writers: François Simard, Anouk Whissell | 1 more credit »
Stars: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside

The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max 2 (original title)
R | 1h 34min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 21 May 1982 (USA)
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
Director: George Miller
Writers: Terry Hayes (screenplay), George Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

Hosting this week: Damien
Panel: Kira, Darren, & Josh

#61 Angry at Movies

This week the Talking Stars are angry. We’ve all walked out of a theater or thrown our remote down in frustration. For that reason, this is our topic:


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Sometimes we regret it, we see films later in a new way. Other times, these movies remain horrible, awful, terrible, losers, lemons, stinkers, whatever you want to call them. They SUCK! Enjoy our chat as such. And no, Angry Birds were not harmed or even spoken of in this episode, it was just my clever 🙂 idea for a catchy photo. We cover a total of 6 BAD films we are mad about and ones that make us happy at the end.

I have found it helps to talk about it. “Hey there friend, we accept you here, how did that make you FEEEEL.” You can of course write online about it too. We call it a rant! Come join our virtual support group. 😉

In this episode, I Damien your host from Riley on Film and my 2 guest panelists MovieRob, and first time guest Ashleigh of the video site The Movie Oracle also on tumblr join me in a communal rant about movies that drove us up the wall. We are in this episode very much so: Angry at Movies. I hope you find it fun listening!

Please feel free to share with our growing number of enthusiasts a film that drives you bonkers or you can leave a comment about anything at all. WE check out the sites that leave comments, always. Thanks for listening. This is our 61st show and counting.

Wonder Woman

There seems to be general agreement out there that Wonder Woman makes the grade. Darren and I had a chance to sit down and record a conversation about the film. Have a listen and see if you agree with our points. Please feel free to leave us yours in the comments.

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The two blog film critics speaking in this episode are: Darren and Damien