Saturday, February 06, 2016

The Beach - 2/6/16

Brent swims us out to The Beach (2000), as Leo DiCaprio discovers a paradise on a tropical island off the coast of Thailand, then discovers that the only threat to perfection is man himself. Listen as we talk entitled youth, shark attacks, hippie communes, mercy killings, forbidden romance, and bear witness to Travis' tirade against "liberals" on this week's exciting show!

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Next week - black belt vs black magic in The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires!

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Maximum Overdrive - 1/30/16

Sean was having a good day until every machine on the planet went into Maximum Overdrive (1986), horror author Stephen King's first (and only) directorial effort. Earth passes through the tail of a rogue comet which imbues all machines with sentient life. Their first order of business: exterminate mankind! A bunch of murderous semi trucks converge on the Dixie Boy truck stop and only Emilio Estevez and a band of dim-witted rednecks stand between us and oblivion! Listen as we try to name-drop as many Stephen King related titles as we can on this week's exciting episode!

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Next week - Brent swims to The Beach (2000)

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - 1/23/16

Travis becomes the night with a look at Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993), a big screen edition of the Batman: The Animated Series TV show, which finds Batman (Kevin Conroy) dealing with the appearance of a new costumed vigilante in Gotham, and battling conflicting emotions stirred up by the re-appearance of the girl who got away, Andrea Beaumont (Dana Delaney). Listen as we track the evolution of the Dark Knight character through comics, TV and movies all the way to his latest incarnation in Batman v Superman on this week's exciting episode!

Next week - Sean shifts into Maximum Overdrive (1986)

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Princess Bride - 1/16/16

Jenny celebrates her birthday with a re-visitation of the childhood staple The Princess Bride (1987), a sweet-natured spoof of fairy tales directed by Rob (Misery, A Few Good Men) Reiner. Is one of the most beloved movies of all time beloved by the Internet Radio Superstars of the Saturday Night Freak Show? You'll have to listen to find out!

Next week: Travis' pick - Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

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Saturday, January 09, 2016

Only God Forgives - 1/9/16

Colin tries to make sense of Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives (2013), in which Ryan Gosling stars as a psychologically damaged drug smuggler, living in Bangkok, who plows a path of revenge after his brother is killed. Things get complicated with the arrival of his monster of a mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) and a seemingly supernatural policeman. Listen as we analyze the meaning of symbolism and metaphor in the film, and discuss cinema as art on this week's exciting episode!

Next week: Jenny's pick - The Princess Bride

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

Celebrity - 1/2/16

Brent explores the neurotic world of Woody Allen with Celebrity (1998), in which Kenneth Branagh does an spot on Allen impersonation as a celebrity journalist going through a divorce, and the gamut of sexual encounters he stumbles into while searching for meaning in life, while his wife (Judy Davis) suffers a a series of meltdowns in search of the same. Join us as we talk infidelity, celebrity, writing and relationship drama on this week's exciting episode!

Next week: Colin's pick - Only God Forgives

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Black Christmas - 12/26/15

Sean celebrates Santa's arrival with the holiday classic Black Christmas (1974) - one of the first "slasher" movies - a Canadian import which arrived 4 years before Halloween (1978). A group of girls get murdered one-by-one, by a demented psycho named "Billy" who makes obscene phone calls to their sorority house on Christmas Eve. Director Bob Clark is also responsible for the Yuletide favorite, A Christmas Story (1983). Listen as we toss back some holiday cheer and sit under the tree to discover Black Christmas' place in the horror history!

Next week: Brent's pick - Celebrity

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Spookies - 12/19/15

Travis digs up the forgotten horror flick Spookies (1986), which finds a group of 30-something teenagers choosing an old mansion in which to party, and ultimately end up summoning a bunch of monsters who kill them off one-by-one. Listen as we discover the thrills of farting muck-men, shriveled sorcerers, spider-women, Gremlin-like demons, zombies and more on this week's exciting episode!

Next week: Sean's pick - Black Christmas

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Home Alone - 12/12/15

Jenny relives her childhood fascination with Macaulay Culkin's screaming fits and proclivities towards violent mayhem in Home Alone (1990). In the film, the pint-sized terror scalds, stabs, shatters, and mangles a couple of bumbling, ne'er-do-well burglars who mistakenly target his home for their Christmastime plundering. Listen as we try to sort through the rich, multi-layered meanings of this oft overlooked, feel-good holiday classic.

Next week: Travis' pick - Spookies

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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Videodrome - 12/5/15

Colin says "long live the new flesh!" and unleashes David Cronenberg's Videodrome (1983) signal upon unsuspecting minds in this week's episode. James Woods stars as a fringe-TV programmer whose reality begins to unravel after he becomes obsessed with pirate transmissions of a torture reality show. Pull up a chair and listen as we talk prophetic visions, insidious political agendas, and discuss the best course of action when you grow (and then feed videotapes to) a lower abdominal slit. All on this week's exciting episode!

Next week: Jenny's pick - Home Alone

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