By Dave White / Alonso Duralde
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Dave White and Alonso Duralde have opinions about movies. Here are them.
||Clean"Insurgent," "Do You Believe?", "It Follows," "The Gunman," "3 Hearts," "Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police," RIP Ric||Dave and Alonso explore the perks of turning 50 and make up new factions for a really dumb YA franchise. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, leave us a nice review on iTunes, telephone is ringing, is that my mother on the phone? Alonso's...||3/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Cinderella," "Run All Night," "The Cobbler"||Dave and Alonso unpack the complexes of a certain fairy-tale heroine. Also, the ka-chunk is back, and Dave wears an ice bag that makes Alonso dissolve into church giggles. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe (and review us) at...||3/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Chappie," "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Unfinished Business"; RIP David Maysles||Dave and Alonso discuss Maggie Smith's tea prep tips as a way to avoid discussing Maggie Smith's movie. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe (and review us) at iTunes, and this is crazy. Linoleum Knife is brought to you by...||3/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Focus," "The Lazarus Effect," "Maps to the Stars," "Queen and Country"||Dave and Alonso read a heartfelt letter, but also digress about root beer floats and science pizza; also, Alonso breaks the tie on "The DUFF." Subscribe (and review us) on iTunes, like our Facebook page (and join our Facebook group), follow us...||3/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Hot Tub Time Machine 2," "The DUFF," "McFarland, USA," "Wild Tales," "Drunktown's Finest," and Round Two on "The Last Five Yea||Dave and Alonso don't want to talk about the stupid Oscars, so they invited Inkoo Kang of TheWrap and Village Voice back on to argue about movies where she had a totally different opinion from the hosts. And there are chocolate muffins. Subscribe (and...||2/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Fifty Shades of Grey," "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "What We Do in the Shadows," "The Last Five Years"||It's a holiday weekend with an eagerly-anticipated big movie, so Dave and Alonso recorded early. There was still time to talk about candy. Subscribe (and review us) at iTunes, like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, without cable, hot water,...||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," "Jupiter Ascending," "Seventh Son," "Black or White"||This week, Dave and Alonso review films that are brilliant, ridiculous, and abhorrent and explain why you need to see all of them. Like us on Facebook, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe (and review us) at iTunes, I'm tryin'ta freak you on the...||2/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Project Almanac," "The Loft," "Wild Card"; Letters||Dave and Alonso don't have much in the way of new movies to discuss, what with the Super Bowl this weekend, so we get caught up on letters and such. Subscribe (and review us) on iTunes, like our Facebook page (and join our Facebook group), follow us...||2/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSundance 2015, "The Boy Next Door," "Strange Magic," "Mortdecai," "Mommy"||Alonso is in Park City, Utah, for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and William Bibbiani is there to compare notes about the movies they watched in a ski town, in addition to the week's new movies. Dave, meanwhile, swapped places with Bibbs and...||1/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Blackhat," "Paddington," "The Wedding Ringer," "Appropriate Behavior," "Earth Girls Are Easy"||Dave and Alonso soldier on through cassette snarls, hunger, and exhaustion to bring you deep discussion about marmalade and Angelyne. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, leave us a nice review on iTunes, I talk like a baby and I never pay...||1/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBest of 2014 with Manohla Dargis, Peter Debruge, Robert Abele; also, "Taken 3"||Manohla Dargis (The New York Times), Peter Debruge (Variety), and Robert Abele (Los Angeles Times) join Dave and Alonso to discuss the best films of 2014, but in the way these conversations tend to do, things go in interesting and unexpected...||1/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWorst Movies of 2014; plus "Big Eyes," "The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death," "A Most Violent Year," "Mr. Turner," "Two Days,||Dave and Alonso have recovered from the holidays so they can discuss Ham Sweats, Reagan-era fashions and surplus booze. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe (and review us) at iTunes, Fab Five Freddy told me everybody's fly.||1/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Into the Woods," "Unbroken," "Selma," "American Sniper"||Dave & Alonso finish up the year with a musical and three docudramas that have varying fidelity to their true stories. Also we announce the winners of our essay contests! Like our Facebook page, leave us a nice review on iTunes, follow us...||12/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLeonard Maltin; "The Interview," "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Annie," "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb||The legendary Leonard Maltin joins Dave and Alonso to share parenting tips (show them musicals, early and often) and "Gremlins" karma. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, leave us a nice iTunes review, visit linoleum-knife.com, it's gotta...||12/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Exodus: Gods and Kings," "Top Five," "Inherent Vice," "The Babadook"||Film critic Inkoo Kang (TheWrap, indieWIRE, Village Voice, LA Times) joins Dave and Alonso to discuss booze and cookies, among other topics. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe (and leave us a nice review) at iTunes, buy our...||12/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Wild," "The Pyramid," "Still Alice," "Life Partners"||Dave and Alonso discuss hiking, end-of-life issues and history's most scandalous lunch break with their usual sensitivity. Like us on Facebook (and join our discussion group), follow us @linoleumcast on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel and...||12/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Penguins of Madagascar," "Horrible Bosses 2," "The Imitation Game"||Dave and Alonso like one of Benedict Cumberbatch's new movies more than the other, ahd you might not guess which. Buy our stuff. Happy Holidays. Like our Facebook page (and join our Facebook group page), follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe to our...||11/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1," "Happy Valley," "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever"||Not a whole lot of new movies this week, so Dave and Alonso get caught up on listener mail and promote our many wonderful products including Alonso's book HAVE YOURSELF A MOVIE LITTLE CHRISTMAS ($20), our T-shirts ($20) and our extra episodes ($1.99),...||11/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Dumb & Dumber To," "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas," "Foxcatcher," "Rosewater," "Beyond the Lights," "National Gallery" with||Special guest Chris Lavoie ("Producer Chris" of The Stephanie Miller Show) joins Dave and Alonso to discuss Martha Stewart's bedsheets, Kirk Cameron's refrigerators, and other pressing topics. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe...||11/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Interstellar," "Big Hero 6," "The Theory of Everything," "A Merry Friggin' Christmas," "Why Don't You Play in Hell?"||Dave and Alonso debate Christopher Nolan's (without spoilers) and gird themselves for the new Kirk Cameron joint by watching the loony "Last Ounce of Courage." Oh, and the one they couldn't remember was "Clue." Subscribe (and review us) at iTunes,...||11/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Nightcrawler," "Before I Go to Sleep," "Horns," "Goodbye to Language 3D," "Force Majeure"||This week, Dave and Alonso are all about JLG (Jean-Luc Godard) and JG (Jake Gyllenhaal). Plus exciting Christmas news! Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe (and leave a nice review) at iTunes, on the edge and on the...||11/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Ouija," "John Wick," "Birdman," "Citizenfour," "The Tale of Princess Kaguya"||Horror expert and "Bitches" playwright-director Sean Abley pops by to argue (and occasionally agree) with Dave and Alonso. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe for free at iTunes (and leave us a nice review), it was a graveyard...||10/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Fury," "Dear White People," "The Best of Me," "The Book of Life," "Whiplash," "Left Behind," "St. Vincent," "Kill the Messenge||Dave and Alonso continue to catch up on movies they missed while they were out of town, including a disappointingly non-bonkers Bible movie starring a usually reliably histrionic actor. Like our Facebook page, follow us on @linoleumcast, leave us a...||10/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRachel True ("Sharknado 2") and Robert Abele (LA Times); "Gone Girl," "Dracula Untold," "Annabelle," "Alexander...Very Bad Day,||Dave and Alonso are back from Spain, and Rachel True from "The Craft" would like to know how they are, among other things. And she and Robert Abele join us for a spoiler-filled discussion of "Gone Girl" that's at the very end so you can skip it if...||10/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSpecial: Alonso Chats with Fernando Duralde, M.D.||Dave wants to enjoy his vacation in the Canary Islands, so Alonso interviews his brother Fernando Duralde, MD, about his family's shared love of movies, the old-Hollywood revival at Harvard in the early 1970s, and other matters. Like our Facebook...||10/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"The Equalizer," "The Boxtrolls," "Pride"||Dave and Alonso explain why "Taken" is this generation's "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" and explain why trailers can't always be trusted. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, leave us a review on iTunes, all the feelings denied, blood...||9/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"The Maze Runner," "This Is Where I Leave You," "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Tusk," "Space Station 76," "Reclaim"||Alonso's eye hurts, but he and Dave still have plenty to say about movie stars who can't convincingly wash dishes and death by "Footloose." Like us on Facebook, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe to our new YouTube channel, buy our stuff, no wise man...||9/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"No Good Deed," "Dolphin Tale 2," "Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?", "The Drop," "The Skeleton Twins," "My Old Lady,"' "W||Dennis Hensley of the Dennis, Anyone? podcast joins Dave and Alonso to discuss undiscovered Dairy Queens and to launch the "Two Fins Up!" craze that will no doubt be sweeping the nation. There might also be a surprise appearance from another friend of...||9/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWe Need to Talk About "The Identical"; Plus, "God Help the Girl" and "Frontera"||Dave and Alonso devote most of this post–Labor Day episode to one of those bad movies that make you call all your friends so that they don't miss it. Also, Alonso might get Belle & Sebastian confused with Everything But the Girl. Like our...||9/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWe Need to Talk About "The Identical," plus "God Help the Girl" and "Frontera"||Dave and Alonso devote most of this post–Labor Day episode to one of those bad movies that make you call all your friends so that they don't miss it. Also, Alonso might get Bell & Sebastian confused with Everything But the Girl. Like our...||9/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFrom Venice: "Birdman," "The November Man," "The Congress," "As Above, So Below," "Starred Up," with Peter Debruge||Alonso is at the Venice Film Festival (sorry about the audio) and Variety's chief international film critic joins him to discuss the new movies at the festival and the Labor Day movies opening in theaters. Like our Facebook page, follow us...||8/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"If I Stay," "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," "Love Is Strange," "When the Game Stands Tall," "The One I Love," Listener Mail||Dave and Alonso post their Longest. Episode. Ever. mainly due to reading all their backlogged listener mail. But then Dave completely forgets one of the new movies until well into hour two. If you listen to this one in chunks, we won't be offended....||8/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRIP Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, Menahem Golan; "Let's Be Cops," "The Expendables 3," "The Giver," "The Trip to Italy," "What||Ellen Fox (of SyFy's "Wizard Wars" and formerly of "The Rotten Tomatoes Show") joins Dave and Alonso to discuss the film legends we lost this week and why the new Steve Coogan movie is like mumblecore done right. Like our Facebook page, follow us...||8/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSchmoes Know; "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "The Hundred-Foot Journey," "Step Up: All In," "Into the Storm," "Deepsea Challen||Schmoes Know hosts Mark Ellis and Kristian Harloff join Dave and Alonso to talk about hushing rude movie patrons, the glory days of Phoebe Cates, and dancing in Space-France. Follow us @linoleumcast, leave us a nice review (and subscribe) at iTunes,...||8/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Guardians of the Galaxy," "Get On Up," "A Most Wanted Man," "Alive Inside," "Calvary," "Child of God"||Dave and Alonso talk about Harvey Comics and pause a lot while Alonso tells Dave spoilers and such. Buy shirts! Buy extra episodes! Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, leave us a nice iTunes review, I'm fascinated.||8/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Lucy," "Hercules," "And So It Goes," "Magic in the Moonlight," "Happy Christmas," "Persecuted," "Closed Curtain"||Dave and Alonso talk about Comic-Con, Jafar Panahi, the Honey Badger of movie publicists, and Nia Vardalos (with whom they are on a strictly first-name-last-name basis). Like us on Facebook, follow us @linoleumcast, buy a T-shirt and the "Josie and...||7/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"The Purge: Anarchy," "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Sex Tape," "A Summer's Tale"||Alonso being swamped with Outfest equals Dave having to talk about movies on his own equals more time for listener mail! Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe (and review!) on iTunes, I'll repeat it for those who may not have...||7/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Boyhood," "Manakamana"||Dave drags Alonso to an ethnographic film set on a cable-car in Nepal; hilarity ensues. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, buy our shirts ($20) and extra episodes ($1.99 each) with a PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, once again around...||7/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Tammy," "Deliver Us from Evil," "Earth to Echo," "Life Itself," "Snowpiercer," "Venus in Fur," RIP Paul Mazursky||Dave and Alonso discuss death and mattresses. Also, movies. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe for free (and review us) on iTunes. PayPal email@example.com for T-shirts ($20, plus non-US shipping) and Linoleum Knife...||7/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Transformers: Age of Exctinction," "Begin Again," "Yves Saint Laurent," "They Came Together," "Citizen Koch"||Dave and Alonso's respective musical tastes explain why each one likes a relatively indefensible movie. Also, they went to a drive-in. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast and buy our stuff: PayPal $20 to firstname.lastname@example.org to...||6/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Brutal Youth" author Anthony Breznican, "Think Like a Man Too," "Jersey Boys," "Obvious Child"||Novelist and Entertainment Weekly senior writer Anthony Breznican joins Dave and Alonso to talk about high-school misery and to wonder what the hell Clint Eastwood was thinking. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, PayPal us at...||6/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"22 Jump Street," "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "The Signal," "Night Moves," "Hellion"||Dave and Alonso discuss their favorite Scientologist and explain how one man's "meta-homophobia" is another man's "straight-up gay." Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe for free (and leave us a nice review) on iTunes, ladies,...||6/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"The Fault in Our Stars," "Edge of Tomorrow," "The Sacrament," "The Case Against 8," "Test," "Gore Vidal: The United States of||Dave and Alonso realized after taping this week's episode that they had forgotten to review "Night Moves" (which they'll cover next week, honest) but in the meantime they have plenty to say about teenage death indulgence and Tom Cruise time-loops....||6/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Maleficent," "A Million Ways to Die in the West," "We Are the Best!"||Curt Holman of Creative Loafing/Atlanta joins Dave and Alonso (in their first-ever podcast recorded outside their house) to discuss Swedish punks, round-face Western heroes and Disney revenge fantasies. Subscribe (and review) at iTunes, like our...||6/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Blended," "Words and Pictures"||Dave and Alonso make up new mutants (Swiffer! Chapstick!) to ease the pain of enduring another Adam Sandler joint. Subscribe (and leave us a review) on iTunes, like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, buy our swag, it's called a dance floor...||5/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Godzilla" (2014), "Million Dollar Arm," "Fed Up," "God's Pocket"||If anyone can map a course from Gojira to Bresson, it's Dave and Alonso. Like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, subscribe (and review us) on iTunes, order a T-shirt or commentary track from linoleumpodcast [at] gmail [dot] com, everyone's a...||5/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Neighbors," "Chef," "Moms' Night Out," "Palo Alto," "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" with Madeleine Brand||KCRW's Madeleine Brand classes up the joint as Dave and Alonso fight off a pancake coma with discussion of harried moms and chubby man-children (on screen, that is.) Subscribe (and review) on iTunes, like our Facebook page, folluw us @linoleumcast...||5/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Walk of Shame," "Young and Beautiful"||Dave and Alonso are feeling post-modern but not quite romantic about the big movie and the small movies this week, but there you have it. Subscribe at iTunes and leave us a nice review, like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, ooooh how I love...||5/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"The Other Woman," "Locke," "Brick Mansions," "The Quiet Ones," "Gambit"||Dave and Alonso's tardy post–USA Film Festival podcast includes everything you needed to know about fish-gutting, Kate Upton's contributions to heterosexuality, and telling Carol Kane and Carole King apart. Subscribe (and review us) on iTunes,...||4/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Transcendence," "Heaven Is for Real," "Joe," "Bears," "A Haunted House 2"||Dave and Alonso are enjoying an apartment that smells like ham, which is far preferable to "A Haunted House 2." Subscribe and review us on iTunes, like our Facebook page, follow us @linoleumcast, da da da. Linoleum Knife is brought to you by THE REEL...||4/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
I Hate Movies....But I Love This Podcast
What seperates this podcast from nearly every other podcast is the chemistry between Alonso Duralde and Dave White. They are articulate, charming, and entertaining. It is always a pleasure to hear Dave attempt to adhere to the strict standards so that the podcast can have that "CLEAN" label.
If The Lockhorns were funny and liked good movies...
They still wouldn't be nearly as much fun to listen to as this podcast is. Full disclosure: I know these guys and not only do they possess immaculate taste and trenchant wit, they also help your whole house smell springtime fresh. A weekly rundown of the movies I'm too lazy to go see, along with odd phone interruptions and tips on what kind of tea to drink, and how to behave in the world without being a jerk. They tell it like it is, whatever "it" is.
The Best Movie Podcast Running
Full disclosure: I've guest-hosted the show.
The mixture of in-depth film knowledge, pop culture passions, life experience and combustible chemistry between film critics Alonso Duralde and Dave White on display during each episode of Linoleum Knife is unrivaled in the field. The conversations meander in the most fascinating (and often funny) of ways, but it always circles back to the week's new releases. Both guys offer well-reasoned, well-researched and fully invested conversational points about whatever is playing in theaters in a way that makes their experience evident without ever talking down to anybody who may be less informed (in fact, they often pause to offer some background if a topic starts too feel too "inside" or nerdish).
I can't say enough great things about Linoleum Knife. I've often downloaded on my iPhone on a Sunday night because I couldn't wait to get to my computer at the office.
Subscribe to Linoleum Knife and make sure to stay appraised of everything these two are writing and doing around the interwebs, too.