Cinema Obscura

Cinema Obscura

Cinema Obscura

CATEGORY: TV & Film
The wild. The weird. The outrageous. KYW Newsradio's Frank Traynor joins independent Philly filmmaker Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO) to dive into the cult side of film and discuss some of the best (and worst) movies you might not have heard about.
  1. November 22, 2019
    17 min
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    Man of a Thousand Faces
    An icon stars as an icon, as screen legend James Cagney plays horror forefather Lon Chaney. KYW Newsradios Frank Traynor joins independent filmmaker Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO) to discuss the 1957 biopic "M…
  2. October 25, 2019
    19 min
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    Full Eclipse
    An elite squad of super cops has a shocking secret--they're werewolves! KYW Newsradio's Frank Traynor and special guest  Joey V. of B-Movie TV's "Joey V. Presents" (@actionsmacked) join independent filmmaker An…
  3. October 18, 2019
    16 min
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    Shanks
    Legendary director William Castle left the gimmicks behind for his final movie, but he tried something different by casting famous mime Marcel Marceau in his first leading film role. The result was disturbing i…
  4. October 04, 2019
    17 min
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    Dragonwyck
    A magnificent castle, a brooding lord, and a dark secret. The spooky stretch begins as KYW Newsradio's Frank Traynor joins independent filmmaker Andre Bennett to discuss Gene Tierney and Vincent Price in the 19…
  5. September 20, 2019
    30 min
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    American Movie
    In episode 40 of Cinema Obscura KYW Newsradio's Frank Traynor and independent filmmaker Andre Bennett welcome Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival founder/programmer Josh Goldbloom to talk about his favorite docum…
  6. September 13, 2019
    19 min
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    Great Balls of Fire!
    Goodness, gracious! In episode 39 of Cinema Obscura KYW Newsradio's Frank Traynor and independent filmmaker Andre Bennett dive into the 1989 Jerry Lee Lewis biopic "Great Balls of Fire!"
  7. September 06, 2019
    25 min
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    UHF
    Thirty years ago, "Weird Al" Yankovic made a run at big screen stardom, but the result was far weirder than even he anticipated! In episode 38 of Cinema Obscura KYW Newsradio's Frank Traynor joins independent f…
  8. August 30, 2019
    18 min
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    Message from Space
    "Star Wars" spawned a legion of imitators in the late '70s, but none more surreal and sincere than this 1978 space adventure from Japan! In episode 37 of Cinema Obscura KYW Newsradio's Frank Traynor joins indep…
  9. August 23, 2019
    19 min
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    The Fighting Sullivans
    Standing together from birth to last breaths, it's the story of "The Fighting Sullivans!" In episode 36 of Cinema Obscura KYW Newsradio's Frank Traynor joins independent filmmaker Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO…
  10. June 26, 2019
    8 min
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    Episode 35: "Matango"
    A mysterious island. Desperate castaways. This isn't "Gilligan's Island," it's the 1963 Japanese horror movie "Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People." KYW's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnTheAir) and independent filmma…
  11. June 12, 2019
    12 min
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    Episode 34: "Mikey and Nicky"
    KYW Newsradio's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnTheAir) and independent filmmaker Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO) discuss director Elaine May's bruising tale of a pair of Philadelphia gangsters on the run.
  12. June 06, 2019
    21 min
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    Episode 33: "Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky"
    It's Cinema Obscura's 50th movie, and to mark the occasion, KYW's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnTheAir) and independent filmmaker Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO) welcome comedian Marissa Edelman for an extra-sized epis…
  13. May 08, 2019
    11 min
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    Episode 32: "Doctor Mordrid"
    What if the creators of Puppet Master made the "Doctor Strange" movie? Well, wonder no more, because they did...just without any references to Marvel! KYW Newsradio's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnTheAir) and independe…
  14. April 17, 2019
    18 min
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    Episode 31: "The Toxic Avenger"
    A toxic waste accident transforms a meek, scrawny janitor into a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength! KYW Newsradio's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnTheAir ) and independent filmmaker Andre Benne…
  15. April 10, 2019
    10 min
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    Episode 30: "The Visitor"
    Evil children, secret societies, killer birds and aliens in casual wear abound as KYW Newsradio's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnTheAir) and independent filmmaker Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO) take on the 1979 sci-fi…
  16. March 20, 2019
    12 min
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    Episode 29: "Saturn 3"
    The late, great director Stanley Donen is responsible for classics like "Singin' in the Rain," "Royal Wedding" and "Charade." This is not one of those movies. KYW Newsradio's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnTheAir) and i…
  17. March 06, 2019
    8 min
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    Episode 28: "The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon"
    What happens when a Philadelphia garbageman becomes an unlikely football hero? Find out as KYW Newsradio's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnTheAir) and independent filmmaker Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO) take on the 199…
  18. February 27, 2019
    8 min
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    Episode 27: "Silent Night, Bloody Night"
    At long last, KYW Newsradio's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnTheAir) and independent filmmaker Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO) tackle a request from the winner of their 31 Days of Halloween contest: 1972's holiday horro…
  19. February 06, 2019
    9 min
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    Episode 26: "A Bucket of Blood"
    Episode 26: "A Bucket of Blood"KYW Newsradio's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnTheAir) and independent filmmaker Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO) remember the late cult icon Dick Miller in one of his signature films, the…
  20. November 28, 2018
    9 min
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    Episode 25: "The Fantastic Four"
    It's the superhero epic Marvel didn't want you to see! KYW Newsradio's Steve Nikazy (@SteveOnThe Air) and independent filmmaker Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO) take on 1994's original unreleased "Fantastic Four…

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