This week on Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers, J. Blake and Dion Baia are back and reminiscing about the 1988 classic, Dead Heat. They dissect this insane horror/comedic mash-up and get into some of the deepest unpacking anyone every has dared to go about the events in the story and motives for the characters. So come have some fun on this summer 2023 edition of SNMS!
Dion Baia and J. Blake are tackling the third film in the iconic Spielberg/Lucas series which charted the exploits of adventurer and archeologist Indiana Jones, in what was thought to be the final in a trilogy, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In typical SNMS fashion, Blake and Dion utilize the original novelization, comparing and contrasting what made it into the final cut, and what scenes and subplots were ultimately discarded and left on the cutting room floor. They also discuss the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles TV series and Harrison Ford’s reprisal of Indy in the 1993 TV movie, Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues. Better grab a drink and put your feet up because it’s a gonna be long one, on this all new episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!
The boys are back for a Spring 2023 edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! J. Blake and Dion Baia bring the band back together and cover a film near and dear to their childhood, The Fugitive from 1993. They discuss the movie’s origins and the epic original 1963 television series, and try to put into context how big of a deal this film was for their generation. So, grab your bucket of pizza and some Mega-jolt cola, because Dion and Blake are running from the law in this brand-new episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!
The boys are back for a delayed 2023 edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! J. Blake and Dion Baia hook up to discuss what they’ve been watching over the 2023 winter season, which as regular listeners will know, leads some pretty interesting and off-the-beaten-track tangents. And the guys got some pretty fun ones today. So grab a cold brew or cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy some fun conversations, Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers-style!
Happy Holidays, everyone! J. Blake and Dion Baia are back to end 2022 with a zinger. The boys get together and each make a list of 5 Christmas-themed films and television shows they both love that haven’t yet been covered on the show. The also look back at the prior holiday films they’ve examined, and at their favorite Christmas TV specials and holiday films– some of which are off the beaten track. So come on down and wrap the year up with some warm, holiday fun with Blake and Dion on another festival and exciting episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!
The boys are celebrating the Halloween season by revisiting a film they first watched together 25 years ago! Dion & J. Blake sit down to chat about George A. Romero and his 1985 cult classic, Day of the Dead. In classic SNMS fashion, they take a walk down memory lane before launching into an in-depth discussion about Romero, his zombie films, the special effects work of Tom Savini, the film’s original script, its ensemble cast, its musical score, and much more!
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The boys are back, covering one of the most iconic films of their early friendship, and a 90’s classic, Leon- The Professional. In their classic format, J. Blake and Dion Baia talk about the US cut verse the International Cut, the provocative storyline, and the auteur-styling. So sit back, crack open a cold one as the fellas take you back in an all new episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!
Hey there True Believers! From the minds of Dion Baia and long-time SNMS listener Moose Matson comes this tribute to the old-fashioned radio-plays we love, this suspenseful thriller produced by James Hancock of Wrongreel, a podplay meant to shine a light on the long-lost art of, The Theater of the Mind! Come listen to this terrifying tale of a man in 1879 obsessed with hunting down the legendary Bigfoot creature, and the madness that it brings.
The boys have been cleaning off the desk and found the LOST episode– their foray back into John Carpenter for Patreon from last October 2020, with The Fog from 1980.
J. Blake and Dion Baia have a blast unpacking this classic, going down memory lane and discussing the locations, supporting cast and the film’s backstory. So if you’re jonesing to hang out with your old SNMS pals Blake and Dion, give this a spin on the old turntable tonight, and kick back and enjoy this forgotten gem, the LOST the episode of the legendary and acclaimed cult classic movie podcast, Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!
Please also check out the new books from both J. Blake and Dion Baia, which is a great way to continue to support the podcast:
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 has been a tough year for everyone, including us & we appreciated everyone’s support as we reduced our schedule to once a month. However, with new projects in the works—Blake’s new book is coming out on December 1st & Dion’s new book is being released June of next year, as well as other projects—we have decided that, AT THIS TIME, there are just not enough hours in the day to do the type of labor intensive show that we do. So like many other podcasts, we will be moving to a “seasonal” format. After 6-plus years of continuous episodes [a very long Season 1, lol], Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers is going on hiatus. As of right now, the plan is to reconvene in a few months, and hopefully begin recording again by Spring…whether it is in our current format, or perhaps in a new one.
We appreciate everyone’s support. We love communicating with you here on social media, and we are planning to continue to post here, as well as on Twitter & instagram. So please continue to follow us, to stay in touch with what we are up to until the show returns. Also, you can follow Blake on social media @Scored to Death: The Book & Podcast, and Dion at @Dion Baia – Author.
Thanks! And, “Later.”
PS – Blake’s new Scored to Death 2 book is also available for pre-order on Amazon.
Welcome to the 2020 Halloween Edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! J. Blake and Dion Baia are going way back to 1982, and unpacking this groundbreaking but sometimes forgotten horror movie classic, the Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg extravaganza, Poltergeist ! The boys analyze the many conspiracy theories and controversaries surrounding the film, while talking about the novelization which is jammed packed with supplemental information and binary storylines that did not make the final movie cut. It’s all going down on this all new, exciting and fun installment of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!
The boys are back for their monumental anniversary podcast, and boy is it a whopper! J. Blake and Dion Baia are going way down the alley and discussing a classic near and dear to their hearts, The Maltese Falcon, from 1941.
As usual, they go all-out unpacking this massive topic, first going over Dashiell Hammett‘s groundbreaking and game-changing career. They hit the rise of the ‘gentlemen detective‘ of the 1930s, and how this 1941 film influenced and begot us film noir and the hard-boiled detective. It’s a jammed pack, lengthy podcast- their longest to date… (and boy does Dion talk a lot!). But this topic is right in their wheelhouse, and it’s their anniversary. Blake and Dion also talk about their new upcoming books. So kick back your heels, get comfortable and grab your favorite drink, cause the fellas are analyzing one of the their favorite topics, on an all new anniversary edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers, which is now is also on Patreon!!
Welcome back to Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! J. Blake and Dion Baia this week head way down the alley, back to 1986 and highlight the forgotten gem, Short Circuit ! They unpack the novelization and the subtle differences that add a large amount of character depth, which also may explain the need for a now controversial stereotype in the comic relief. They also chat about the practical technology used to make Johnny Five, and the themes expressed in this warm, light-hearted story. It’s all going down in this dog-days-of-summer 2020 edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!
Dion Baia and J. Blake continue in their impromptu summer Side-Casts series, this time around returning to a classic and doing a supplement edition for The Terminator, from 1984. They dive into the original novelization, (which they had not read for their original podcast episode that covered this iconic film). The boys also expand their discussion of the Brad Fiedel soundtrack, utilizing interviews Blake has done with the legendary composer. Blake and Dion highlight tidbits from the novel that add a lot of dimensions to the characters, and unpack the elements of the fabulous Fiedel score- even chatting about the three pop songs supplied by the pop rock group, Tahnee Cain & Tryanglz. It’s all going down on this special, surprise edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!