Saturday, January 31, 2015

Play It Again Sam (1972)

It's comedy-arthouse week as Travis brings us Play It Again Sam (1972), starring Woody Allen (who also wrote the screenplay and Broadway play upon which it is based) as a nebbish with relationship troubles who dreams of being cool like his screen idol, Humphrey Bogart.  Listen is as we gather round the bar for a scintillating dissection of one of Hollywood's hardest working filmmakers on this week's show!



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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hell Comes to Frogtown - 1/24/15

This week, Colin brings the Freak back to the Freak Show with Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988), a goofy post-apocalyptic sci-fi fable in which the last virile man on earth, Sam Hell ("Rowdy" Roddy Piper), must venture into a forbidden wasteland ruled by mutant frogmen to impregnate six fertile women and save the human race.  Pull up a seat at the bar and join us as we wax rhapsodic about explosive chastity belts, animatronic frog heads, and the dreaded Dance of the Three Snakes in this week's exciting episode!



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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Back to the Future Part II - 1/17/15

This week, Brent celebrates 2015 with a look back at Back to the Future Part II (1989), in which 1985 era Marty & Doc travel to 2015 (and an alternate 1985, and 1955 - again!) and we get a glimpse of what the future looked like from the lens of 1989 (when the movie was made).  Where are the flying cars?  Join us as we plow through this sci-fi cinematic time capsule with our breakdown of Back to the Future Part II on this week's exciting episode!




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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Moon 44 - 1/10/15

This week, Gary bids us adieu with his exit pick of Moon 44 (1990), a sci-fi thriller from Roland (Independence Day) Emmerich, which stars Michael (Streets of Fire) Pare as an internal affairs officer sent to investigate corruption on a deep-space mining colony.  Join us as we talk about copycat filmmakers, under-emoting actors (Pare), over-emoting actors (Malcolm McDowell), Blackhawks in space, and more on this week's exciting space-based episode! 




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Saturday, January 03, 2015

Save the Green Planet - 1/3/15

This week, Travis takes us to South Korea with his pick of Save the Green Planet (2003), about a man who, believing that aliens from the planet Andromeda are plotting to invade the Earth, kidnaps a pharmaceutical executive (whom he believes to be an alien) and tortures him in his subterranean lair. Meanwhile, a rumpled detective closes in.  Listen as we talk about a movie that mixes comedy, horror, and sci-fi in this week's bizarre motion picture stew. 



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Friday, December 26, 2014

Eyes Wide Shut - 12/27/14

This week, Colin takes us on the psycho-sexual Christmastime odyssey which is Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999).  After Dr. Harford's (Tom Cruise) wife (Nicole Kidman) admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, he becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter to even the score.  Listen as we deconstruct masked orgies, the Illuminati, and Freudian symbolism in this week's exciting episode!



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Saturday, December 20, 2014

State of Grace - 12/20/19

This week we review Gary's pick: State of Grace (1990), in which an Irish guy (Sean Penn) has to determine where his loyalties lie when he returns home to New York's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, and immediately falls in with hellraiser Gary Oldman and his mob family.  Listen as the Irish members of the podcast come out in force and wreak havoc in booze and cigarettes as we get all dramatic in this exciting episode



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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Masters of the Universe - 12/13/14

This week, Travis has the power of Greyskull as we watch his pick of Masters of the Universe (1987), an adaptation of the Mattel toy line which stars Dolph Lundren (rockin' an awesome 80's mullet) as He-Man, a muscular warrior who comes to Earth to battle the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella).  Listen as we uncover the history of MOTU toys, fiction, and relish in Langella's performance on this week's exciting episode!




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Saturday, December 06, 2014

House of Wax (1953) - 12/6/14

This week, we take a look back at Colin's pick, House of Wax (1953), the movie that kicked off Hollywood's longstanding love-hate relationship with 3-D.  After his wax museum burns down, a sculptor (horror icon Vincent Price) returns with a thirst for revenge, prowling the gaslit streets of New York to hunt victims for his new, "life-like" wax museum exhibit.  Listen as we explore the evolution of 3-D technology and the horror film in this week's exciting episode!




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Saturday, November 22, 2014

John Carpenter's They Live - 11/22/14

This week, Gary has come to kick ass and chew bubblegum with his pick of John Carpenter's They Live (1988), in which a drifter uncovers a secret alien conspiracy with the help of special sunglasses.  Listen as we revel in the delights of 6 minute fight scenes, conspiracy theories, and discover Gary's all out of bubblegum on this week's exciting episode!




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