Sunday, May 17, 2015

Primer - 5/16/15

This week, Colin answers Brent's 'year of time-travel movies' challenge with Shane Carruth's Primer (2004), a low-budget mindbender about two engineers who accidentally invent a time machine in their garage, and the complications that ensue once they begin to use it. Find out how little we know about actual science as we talk causality paradoxes, space, time and perception on this week's epic episode!
 




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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - 5/9/15

This week, Brent takes us on Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), in which two lovable losers (Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter) embark on a quest to abduct famous figures from history (courtesy of a time machine) in order to pass their high school history exam. Join us at the bar as we continue the Summer of Time-Travel with one of the 80's best known comedy duos on this week's exciting episode!
 



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Saturday, May 02, 2015

Black Rat - 5/2/15

This week marks the Freak Show's first foray into J-horror with Travis' pick of Black Rat (2010). Set in a high school, a killer in a rat mask begins murdering her classmates for revenge for a tragic death which they were all a part of.  Join as as we talk J-horror tropes, karate fights, sullen teenagers, breaking-and-entering, and more on this week's exciting episode!
 




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Saturday, April 25, 2015

I Come In Peace - 4/25/15

This week, we yap about Colin's pick, I Come In Peace (aka Dark Angel, 1990). Muscleman Dolph Lundgren stars as a rule-breaking cop investigating a series of murders committed by an extraterrestrial drug-dealer.  Join us as we talk about the practicality of using compact discs as a murder weapon, handguns that shoots fireballs, the drug empire run by a group of suited up corporate executives, and the futility of putting Dolph Lundgren in a buddy cop movie on this week's exciting episode!
 




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Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Time Machine - 4/18/15

This week, Brent takes us on a voyage through time to the 1960's to watch The Time Machine, in which an inventor and scientist George Wells (Rod Taylor) travels to a distant future where humanity is divided into two groups - the apathetic Eloi and the mutant Morlocks.  Based on the novel by H.G. Wells.  Listen as we talk time travel, 1960's era special effects and more on this week's exciting episode!
  


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Saturday, April 04, 2015

The Guyver - 4/4/15

This week, Travis hopes to transform into The Guyver (1991), a suit of bio-boosted space armor from this adaptation of a popular Japanese manga.  A kickboxer (Jack Armstrong) discovers an alien artifact (aka "The Unit") which attaches itself to him in the form of a wearable superhero suit, allowing him to fight against the insectoid creatures (led by Michael Berryman of The Hills Have Eyes and David Gale of Re-Animator) who are determined to get it back.  Top-billed Mark Hamill co-stars as a rumpled CIA agent.
  



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Saturday, March 28, 2015

WolfCop - 3/28/15

This week, we howl at Colin's pick of WolfCop (2014), a tongue-in-cheek monster/comedy that finds an alcoholic policeman finding new ways to battle crime once he's transformed into the world's first werewolf cop!  Pull up a seat at the bar and listen as the O.G Freak Show (including Tom and Sean) talk about the modern trend of insta-cult movies and discover whether or not this wolfman's got nards on this week's exciting episode!
  



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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Time Bandits - 3/21/15

This week, Brent steals about 2 hours from the Saturday Night Freak Show irregulars with his pick of Time Bandits (1981), a whimsical British fantasy directed by one-time Monty Python regular, Terry Gilliam.  A cadre of dwarf time-travelers abscond with a young boy on an adventure throughout a variety of historical scenarios, putting them in the midst of an ongoing battle between Evil (David Warner) and the Supreme Being.  Strap yourselves in for what could be the most exciting Freak Show yet!

  


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Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Phantom - 3/14/15

This week, Travis asks us to slam evil along with his movie pick, The Phantom (1996). Set in the 1930's, Billy Zane plays a costumed (and possibly immortal) crimefighter who defends a south Asian jungle from a greedy industrialist (Treat Williams) seeking a supernatural doomsday device.  One time movie Buffy, Kristy Swanson, and Catherine Zeta-Jones co-star.  Join us as we talk about the character's comic book origins and enduring appeal on this week's exciting episode!

  



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Saturday, March 07, 2015

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin - 3/7/15

This week, Colin fulfills the prophecy of Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985), a rarely-seen cartoon space opera from the 80's era of 3-D movies which finds a teenager named Orin who must find a magical sword in order to free the galaxy from an tyrannical overlord named Zygon.  Join us as we unravel the mysteries of deep space adventure, dashing space rouges, buxom fembots, fey computer sidekicks, intergalactic prophecies and more on this week's exciting episode!



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