The Heavyweight Chumps

Mattox & Thundercookies wrestle with movies, tv shows, guests. Oh and wrestling. They may take you for a burger, a beer or give you an inside look at independent film festivals in the South. ‬‪Past guests include Matt Pinfield, Muck Sticky, Al Kapone, Bill Behrens, Rick Ramos, Dana Nachman,and more. They truly are mad fat and LOUD.

A long day of recording wrapped up for us spending an hour with a close friend of the show, the host of Shit Happens When You Party Naked on the Inner Circle Podcast Network. We talk weight loss, baby names and pregnancy cravings oh and Chicken Nuggets with Jason Alme. Buckle in. This one could get bumpy!

It’s a trip back to the Squared Circle for The Heavyweight Chumps today as we are joined by legendary wrestler/promoter and Host of The Studcast, The Tennessee Stud Ron Fuller. The Stud shares stories of his time working in Memphis and even tells us how one Hulk Hogan was once a family member in the late 70s.

In Part 2 of our Magnolia Film Festival coverage, we learn how the life appears for a deaf girl in “Longhand,” an actor so convincing you’ll believe he dislikes women in “Breasts” and the writer and actor of a look at rehab becoming a safe space that is hard to leave. The Magnolia Film Festival in Mississippi State Country had just about everything. We got to talk to all these great people, take part in the state’s oldest festival and see some great movies. There was only one thing that could have made it better... MORE COWBELL Baby!

It’s our first trip to The Magnolia Film Festival- Mississippi’s first and oldest film festival! We talked with the director (Olicer Munoz) and star (Jacob Lince) of Nathan’s Kingdom a dark fantasy/drama/road trip movie. Sean Bloomfield’s shares tales of working on his category-winning documentary Where There is Darkness’ and more. Hit the area Carpet with us for or Mag Film Fest debut! The Heavyweight Chumps are members of The Drama City Productions Podcast Network.

Our final installment of The Oxford Film Festival Filmmakers Series features a multi-time attendee with a new cut of a 1983 film starring Bill Paxton, a directorial effort from a star of The Expanse, a look at the impact of lynchings on future generations and a discussion about an African American artist who took a job as a janitor and watched art classes through a closet door. It’s a wild, but informative ride.

Part 3 of our Filmmakers series from the Oxford Film Festival includes talking about difficulties in relationships, musical differences changing a band (The Carolina Chocolate Drops), and Martin Short starring in plays about John Deere equipment.

What do A National Championship coach that helped put women’s basketball back in the spotlight from the Mississippi Delta; a multi time national champion show choir only hours away; an acid trip of a music documentary and a film exploring tensions between the LGBTQ community and conservative Christians have in common? They’re ALL discussed on Part 2 of our filmmaking series recorded at the Oxford Film Festival.

Directors, producers, and actors oh my! Mattox and Raynes sit down with filmmakers at the 2019 Oxford Film Fest and talk movies. This World Alone, Sharde: Lady of the fife, and Ghost Light are a few of the movies discussed.

We’re jumping around the map and the history books on this President’s Day with The First Ladies Man Andrew Och. This time around we get stories of Ladybird Johnson, Betty Ford and Lou Hoover among others, while also getting some dining tips!

More Cowbell! And more independent film, as Michael Williams, President of The Board of Directors for The Mag Film Fest in Starkville, Mississippi shares details about the Fest’s 22 years and what’s screening this year. We also talk Mississippi’s film incentive program and the camaraderie among the state’s festivals. We will be on hand for the event that begins on February 28.

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