The Hold-Up with Stephen Stull
Throw Momma from the Train - Part 2 (with Jennifer Keating)

Throw Momma from the Train - Part 2 (with Jennifer Keating)

August 23, 2021

Jennifer returns to walk through my revisitation (and her visitation, I guess) of Throw Momma from the Train (1987), and — SPOILER ALERT — I don’t hate it! 

Throw Momma from the Train - Part 1 (with Jennifer Keating)

Throw Momma from the Train - Part 1 (with Jennifer Keating)

August 16, 2021

Reverse Hold-Up! Jennifer Keating interviews me about Throw Momma from the Train (1987), a movie that came out the same year as Robocop. I feel like that’s an important thing to note.

PCU - Part 2 (with Ashley Stone)

PCU - Part 2 (with Ashley Stone)

August 9, 2021

Ashley is back to talk a little bit of PCU (1994), and she suspiciously denies having plans to assassinate the president. 

PCU - Part 1 (with Ashley Stone)

PCU - Part 1 (with Ashley Stone)

August 2, 2021

My good friend Ashley comes back to the podcast to relive her glory days with PCU (1994). And for real, if you’re one of those people who dips pickles in mayo, please message me; I have so many questions. 

Memories of Murder - Part 2 (with Sergio Pinheiro)

Memories of Murder - Part 2 (with Sergio Pinheiro)

July 26, 2021

Sergio returns to discuss the emotional roller coaster of Memories of Murder (2003), and we both gush about how much fun flying jump kicks must be. 

Memories of Murder - Part 1 (with Sergio Pinheiro)

Memories of Murder - Part 1 (with Sergio Pinheiro)

July 19, 2021

My friend Sergio Pinheiro returns to the Hold-Up to talk about Bong Joon Ho’s serial-killer thriller Memories of Murder (2003). We also talk about writing and creating stuff and the differences between technical and taste failures, like actual grown-up artists. I don’t think either one of us made a single fart joke the whole time. 

Space Jame - Part 2 (with Kat Whitacre)

Space Jame - Part 2 (with Kat Whitacre)

July 12, 2021

Kat Whitacre returns to finish up our discussion of Space Jam (1996), and we find a reason to bring up the fact that Matthew Broderick killed two women in Ireland in 1987. I told you, Broderick — The Hold-Up remembers.

 

Along with Joshua Martin and Lorraine Sovern, Kat runs Uncomfortable Brunch, a film series in Orlando featuring delicious breakfast foods served alongside disquieting cinema. It’s a hoot! If you missed Spike Lee’s Bamboozled yesterday, you can still enjoy upcoming screenings of Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, NY and Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist (the perfect date movie!). Get all the details at the Enzian Theater’s website

 

And while we‘re talking about Orlando things, our alt weekly down here (appropriately called Orlando Weekly) is taking votes for their yearly Best of Orlando poll. Both Uncomfortable Brunch and the Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival are up for Best Film Fest or Series. Obviously, you should vote for Sick ’n’ Wrong, but if you vote for Uncomfortable Brunch, I guess I won‘t be mad at you. Vote now at vote.orlandoweekly.com. Thanks! 

Space Jam - Part 1 (with Kat Whitacre)

Space Jam - Part 1 (with Kat Whitacre)

July 5, 2021

My friend Kat Whitacre comes over to chat — and sing — about Space Jam (1996) and throw some serious shade at Martin Starr. I’d still date you, Martin.

 

Kat is one of the doomer geniuses behind Uncomfortable Brunch, a film series here in Orlando where you eat a delicious brunch while you watch an upsetting movie. It’s a hoot! This coming Sunday, July 11, UB is showing Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (2000) at noon at the Enzian Theater. You should come! The chicken and waffles will almost ease the pain of all the racism. Except not really.

 

Also, I guess you should vote for either Uncomfortable Brunch or the Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival in this year’s Orlando Weekly Best of Orlando Reader’s Poll. We’re both competing for the title of Best Film Fest or Series, but Kat basically admits that UB shouldn’t be in there, so vote for SnW instead. PLEASE?!

 

Pi - Part 2 (with Sophia Cacciola)

Pi - Part 2 (with Sophia Cacciola)

June 28, 2021

Sophia Cacciola returns to finish our chat about Darren Aronofsky’s Pi (1998), and I just cannot let go of how bad the math is. 

 

Sophia is one of the filmmakers behind Fat Fleshy Fingers, a feature-length anthology directed entirely by alumni filmmakers of the Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival. We’re raising money for the movie on Kickstarter, and we’re very close to our funding goal! If you’re listening to this the day it comes out, please visit our campaign page and help us bring this weird thing to life: bit.ly/fatfleshyfingers

Pi - Part 1 (with Sophia Cacciola)

Pi - Part 1 (with Sophia Cacciola)

June 21, 2021

I’m joined this week by Sophia Cacciola to discuss Darren Aronofsky’s Pi (1998), an artsy-fartsy black-and-white movie about math that was definitely up Young Stephen’s alley. I’m sure this time around, it won’t be embarrassing to rewatch at all!

Sophia is another filmmaker working with me on FAT FLESHY FINGERS, a feature-length anthology film directed entirely by alumni of the Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival. If a 90-minute movie about interweaving stories of a monstrous sexually transmitted parasite sounds like it might float your boat, please help us out! As I type this, our Kickstarter campaign has hit 2/3 of its funding goal, and we would love you to join us for the home stretch. Check out the campaign at bit.ly/fatfleshyfingers 

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