Ep 29 - Waiting & Seven
The Crime Is Up Podcast
by Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
3M ago
Waiting on the mailman to deliver a package to your home can be a tiresome chore. Waiting on the mailman to turn up at his own home so you can put a bullet in him can also be a tiresome chore, especially when the sleepy suburban neighborhood he calls home turns out to be not so sleepy. Take a listen to our hard-boiled tale of a very bored hit man as he kills more than just time while waiting for his target.    Then after the story, Chris and Will answer the question, what’s in the box?! That’s right, we’re talking about the stone-cold classic from director David Fincher, Seven.  ..read more
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Bonus Ep 2 - The Deadliest Weapon & Detective Benson or The Greatest Detectives and Gangsters
The Crime Is Up Podcast
by Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
10M ago
It’s our post-holiday special! Chris and Will offer up two hard-boiled tales from early in their writing careers… really early. The Deadliest Weapon comes from when Chris was 12-years-old and portrays a family in crisis, battling not just each other, but a terrible illness.  And from the twisted mind of a 9-year-old Will comes a rollicking, action-packed police procedural that breaks all the conventions as it follows our protagonist Detective Benson, a suicidal TV junkie, and his loyal servant and friend Genjo. Can they solve the case? Is there even a case? And how many bullets can one De ..read more
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Ep 21 - Get Carter
The Crime Is Up Podcast
by Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
10M ago
This episode we want our podcast in a thin glass. That’s right, we’re talking about the classic British crime film ‘Get Carter’ starring Michael Caine. Plus, we dive deep into the fantastic book it was based on, the criminally underrated ‘Jack’s Return Home’ by Ted Lewis. And to keep things thorough (and fun!) we touch on the Sylvester Stallone remake from the year 2000 as well as the 70’s blaxploitation remake ‘Hit Man’ starring Bernie Casey and Pam Grier.  ..read more
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Bonus Episode - Slow Burn
The Crime Is Up Podcast
by Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
10M ago
A man awakens from an all-nighter to find himself held captive on a beach, imprisoned in a strange apparatus that spreads him out like da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. Who trapped him there, and why? As he struggles to understand, he must fight to free himself before the elements take hold: the scorching sun, angry gulls, the rising tide, and his own ebbing sanity.  ..read more
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Quick Announcement
The Crime Is Up Podcast
by Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
10M ago
Our next episode is slightly delayed, but fear not, we will be back next week on May 11th with a bonus episode for you. Then in two weeks on May 18th we'll be releasing Episode 21 centered on Get Carter with Michael Caine. We’ll also be talking about the book it was based on by underrated author Ted Lewis as well as the two remakes of the movie, Get Carter with Sylvester Stallone and Hit Man with Bernie Casey and Pam Grier. So tune in next week May 11th for more of The Crime Is Up Podcast. Thanks ..read more
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Ep 20 - Jackie Brown and Rum Punch
The Crime Is Up Podcast
by Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
10M ago
No one knows how it’s goin down, except for maybe Jackie Brown… and Crime Is Up Podcast! We’re talking about Quentin Tarantino’s 3rd film, which simultaneously gives Pam Grier & Robert Forster their due in one of the most honest love stories of the 90’s. That’s not to say there isn’t violence, there is. And there’s blood and swearing and criminals doing nefarious things. But at its heart, this is a romance. And it’s unique in Tarantino’s filmography because it’s his only adaptation. So we examine how and why Tarantino decided to follow up the mega hit of Pulp Fiction with this faithful ada ..read more
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Ep 19 - The Town and Prince of Thieves
The Crime Is Up Podcast
by Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
10M ago
Whose car we gonna take? We’re hopping in with Director Ben Affleck who’s behind the wheel of the best bank robbery movie since Heat!  Episode 19 brings us to The Town with its kinetic action and killer cast starring Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, Chris Cooper, and Oscar-Nominated Jeremy Renner.  Plus we'll be talking about the Chuck Hogan book that it’s based on, Prince of Thieves. Both works claim there are more bank robbers that hail from Charlestown, MA than anywhere else. How true is that today? Chris peppers in some perspective from his family that live in Charlestown to ..read more
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Ep 18 - Dark Passage and The Fugitive
The Crime Is Up Podcast
by Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
10M ago
This episode, we’re on the lam with Humphrey Bogart and Harrison Ford! We’ve got a deep dive into the Bogie led film noir “Dark Passage” and the 90’s classic “The Fugitive”. What made us want to pair these two movies together? Because it could be that they were both based on the same source material, the book by pulp writer extraordinaire David Goodis!  Goodis famously sued the producers of The Fugitive TV show for copyright infringement. Did he have a case? Have a listen to find out! Court cases aside, “Dark Passage” is a fun movie to talk about, with its first person POV camera inviting ..read more
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Ep 17 - Out of the Past
The Crime Is Up Podcast
by Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
10M ago
“Baby, I don’t care.” With that dialogue, Robert Mitchum makes the hard-boiled heart of this film noir classic beat like brass knuckles on a bass drum. This episode we take great pleasure in talking about Mitchum sporting that trenchcoat and fedora, smoking all the cigarettes in the shadows as he faces off against Kirk Douglas’s smiling menace and Jane Greer’s murky motivations in Jacques Tourneur’s outstanding ‘Out of the Past’. Plus, we’ve got a rundown on the book it was based upon, ‘Build My Gallows High’ by Daniel Mainwaring. And Will has a few (controversial) thoughts on the 80’s remake ..read more
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Ep 16 - The Untouchables
The Crime Is Up Podcast
by Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
10M ago
What are we prepared to do? Give you a whole episode devoted to The Untouchables, that’s what! We’re doing things the Chicago way and talking all about Sean Connery in his Oscar winning turn as the honest cop helping Kevin Costner’s Eliot Ness tackle Robert De Niro’s Al Capone in Brian De Palma’s classic (and altogether historically inaccurate) gangster flick.  If you want to find out just how inaccurate it is, then have a listen! We did a bunch of research, and were shocked to find out just how much of this movie is pure fiction. But boy, is it entertaining! So grab your mohaska and have ..read more
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