This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine reached its climactic destination, all the way IN THE YEAR 2000 (yeah, it never gets old). We explored movies at the dawn of the new millennium through the themes of “the end of history,” beginnings and endings, competition, and the importance of integrity and “taste” in art, music and film. Below is a complete playlist from our January 29 show.
But the journey isn’t over! After a week off, we’ll be back on Friday, February 12, 8pm EST for a special Valentine’s Day special: Whiskey Flicks Live! I❤️ NY. And the following three Fridays, 8pm EST, we’ll be back in the time machine, taking some control of the gears in Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION, with our first stop on a three-decade hop being 1976 (cue Gonna Fly Now as we run up the steps)!
The official WFL! IN THE YEAR 2000 playlist:
U2 – Beautiful Day (music video)
Bring It On
Best in Show
Requiem for a Dream
Survivor – first season
Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did it Again (music video)
This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine invaded 2003 with shock and awe. This was a year of violence and dislocation, but also of courage and sacrifice. See below for the complete playlist from our January 22 show.
And hold onto your hats as we zoom back in time once again on Friday, January 29, 9pm EST…all the way to the year 2000! Reserve your tickets HERE.
The official WFL! 2003 playlist:
The White Stripes – 7 Nation Army (music video)
City of God
28 Days Later
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lost in Translation
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (final episode)
Arrested Development (pilot episode)
Beyoncé – Crazy in Love (music video)
Christmas Classics: Elf, Love Actually, Bad Santa
The School of Rock
Johnny Cash – Hurt (music video)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (encore clip)
This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…machine took us to 1992, the year Michael and I entered our senior year of high school and movies really started to matter. Down below is the playlist from our January 15 show, in its entirety.
And hop back in with us Friday 1/22, 9pm EST, as our randomly generated, whiskey-fueled time machine sends us forward one more decade…to 2003! Reserve your tickets HERE.
The official WFL! 1992 playlist:
Alice in Chains – Would? (music video – from the Singles soundtrack)
White Men Can’t Jump
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
My Cousin Vinny
A League of Their Own
Seinfeld – The Contest
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Kriss Kross – Jump (music video)
X-Men (TV show)
Slow Movie Speed Round: Howard’s End, Unforgiven, A River Runs Through It, Glengarry Glen Ross
Night on Earth
Sinead O’Connor – War (SNL performance)
The Crying Game
Baraka (Niederman choice)
Diggstown (audience choice)
The Mighty Ducks
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (music video from The Bodyguard soundtrack)
Happy New Year, and what a year it’s already been. We kicked off 2021, and our Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… series with a journey back to 1983. What follows is the entire playlist from our Friday, Jan. 8 show.
Tune in Friday, Jan. 15 as we zoom forward, literally and figuratively, to 1992! Reserve you tickets HERE.
The holidays have come and gone but the memories remain forever. Here are the complete playlists for The Whiskey Flicks Live Holiday Spectacular!
Friday, December 18: The Nice Show
WHAM! – Last Christmas (1984) The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) The Insects Christmas (1913) An American Tail (1986) Scrooge (1951) Elf (2003) SNL – Debbie Downer (2005) The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) A Christmas Story (1983) A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) A Christmas Carol (1999) Mariah Carey, All I Want for Christmas (1993) Full-Court Miracle (2003) Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air – Twas the Night Before (1993) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) A Christmas Carol (2009) Edward Scissorhands (1990) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1996) Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) A Christmas Carol (1984) Doctor Who – A Christmas Carol (2010) Home Alone (audience choice) (1990) It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) The Simpsons – Grift of the Magi (1999)
Saturday, December 19: The Naughty Show
Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby (1953) Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) SNL: Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood (1980) The Lion in Winter (1968) Bad Santa (2003) Santa Claus (1898) Batman Returns (1992) Love Actually (2003) The Judy Garland Christmas Special (1963) Die Hard (1988) Gremlins (1984) Sia – Santa’s Coming for Us (2017) SNL – TV Funhouse, Christmastime for the Jews (2005) Seinfeld – The Strike (1997) Rare Exports Inc. (2003) Community – Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas (2010) Tangerine (2015) SNL – Weekend Update, the Chanukah Song (1994) The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983) Scrooged (audience choice) (1988) The Pogues – Fairytale of New York (audience choice) (1987) Bad Santa (2003)
The Whiskey Flicks Live Holiday Spectacular! arrives just in time for a holiday season unlike any other. We’re home. We’re bored. We’re “alone together.” What does all of this mean? Let’s open a bottle, watch some movies, and figure it out.
Michael Niederman and Daniel McCoy’s unscripted, booze-infused deep dive into film comes jingling down the chimney straight to your screen as together we celebrate and dissect a century of seasonal festivity in movies, TV and MTV. For each show, Dan will compile a one-time-only series of clips to show Mike, who will launch into an impromptu commentary of film criticism, social observation and personal history.
Mike doesn’t know what Dan’s going to show him, Dan doesn’t know what Mike’s going to say, and the audience is along for the ride. There may be caroling. There’ll definitely be drinking. BYOB! (And wear your worst sweater.)
A note to our audience about content:
Friday 12/18, 7pm: The Nice Show will be our FAMILY FRIENDLY version, where we only spike the eggnog a trifle and don’t talk politics at the table. This one is suitable for kids of all ages!
Saturday 12/19, 9pm The Naughty Show will be our NSFW version, where we park our booties on the copy machine and get rude and rowdy. In other words, put the kids to bed early for this one…
Thanks to everyone who joined Michael Niederman and me this October for Something Whiskey This Way Comes…, our unscripted, booze-infused, BLOOD-SOAKEDversion of Whiskey Flicks Live. We’ve gotten requests for a list of all the spooky movies we featured in the shows, so here you go. Hope you find something new or rediscover an old favorite. (I’ve add the year of release for films with remakes or similar titles lurking out there…) ENJOY!
NIGHT 1, SUNDAY 10/18. MOTHERS OF HORROR AND CREEPY KIDS
Musical Opener: “Mother” by Danzig Friday the 13th (1980) Psycho (1960) Us The Others Aliens Carrie (1976) Dead Alive Hereditary mother! Rosemary’s Baby WHISKEY BREAK: “The Infant Kiss” by Kath Bush / The Innocents fan video The Bad Seed (1956) The Shining (1980) The Exorcist The Devil’s Backbone The Ring (2002) Interview With the Vampire The Omen (1976) It’s Alive! (1974)
NIGHT 2, FRIDAY 10/23. ARTISTRY, STYLE, COOLNESS, BAD-ASSERY
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Haxan (1922) The Witch Mulholland Drive The Innocents Under the Skin Bram Stoker’s Dracula Videodrome The Exorcist III WHISKEY BREAK: “Spellbound” by Siouxsie and the Banshees Happy Birthday to Me (trailer) The Hunger The Fiend Without a Face Tetsuo: The Iron Man Superman III (Niederman request!) The Lost Boys Near Dark Vamp (audience request!) Demons (1985) The Night Eats the World
NIGHT 3, WEDNESDAY 10/28. DEATH, IN ALL ITS FORMS
Musical Opener: “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie Psycho (1960) Nosferatu (1922) Bride of Frankenstein Bride of Re-Animator Final Destination The Sixth Sense Ju-On: The Grudge The Blair Witch Project WHISKEY BREAK: “Pet Sematary” by The Ramones / “People Who Died” by The Jim Carroll Band Pet Sematary (2019) Halloween (1978) Enter the Void Saw Beetlejuice Return of the Living Dead The Dead Don’t Die Coco
created and performed by Michael Niederman and Daniel McCoy
It’s October 2020, and there’s a lot to be afraid of in the real world. So why do many of us turn to scary movies for comfort? Is it titillation, catharsis, schadenfreude, or all of the above? In this special edition of Whiskey Flicks Live, Michael Niederman and Daniel McCoy explore a century of horror, thriller, and dark sci-fi flicks, asking what we’re really afraid of, when, and why?
Each show is completely different as Dan presents Mike with a fresh series of movie clips to prompt an in-the-moment stream of film criticism, social commentary and personal history. Mike doesn’t know what Dan’s going to show him, Dan doesn’t know what Mike’s going to say, and the audience is along for the ride. There may be singing. There will definitely be screaming. And drinking. BYOB!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HORROR-THEMED SHOW, WHICH, BY ITS VERY NATURE, WILL CONTAIN GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING IMAGES. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART…OR LIVER…
Whiskey Flicks Live is an unscripted, booze-infused, deep dive into film. Dan presents Mike with a unique series of themed movie clips. Mike uses them as a launching point for impromptu film crit, personal history, and social commentary…with whiskey. Mike doesn’t know what Dan’s going to show him, Dan doesn’t know what Mike’s going to say, and the audience is along for the ride. There may even be singing. There’ll definitely be drinking. Hopefully you’ll remember why you love the movies, too. BYOB!
Remember going places and doing things, like seeing a live show? So do we! (Barely) Last year we performed Whiskey Flicks Live! The King of New York as part of the so-fi festival and here is a complete performance, themed specifically for Father’s Day.