Saturday, June 27, 2015

Twelve Monkeys - 6/27/15

The 2015 Year of Time Travel Movies continues with Brent's selection of Twelve Monkeys (1995), which sees Bruce Willis sent from a post-apocalyptic future back to the modern day to find a pathogen, responsible for wiping out the human race, in its pure form. Along the way he encounters a sympathetic psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) and a charismatic schizophrenic (Brad Pitt) in Terry Gilliams trippy tale.  

 




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Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Big Lebowski - 06/20/15

This week we evaluate Jenny's selection of 1998's The Big Lebowski by subjecting ourselves to a barrage of trivia questions about the Dude (Jeff Bridges), Walter (John Goodman), Maude (Julliane Moore) and the other assorted odball characters of Joel & Ethan Cohen's slacker ode to film-noir detective mysteries. So get the White Russian mix handy and play along with our Big Lebowski drinking game on this week's exciting episode!

 



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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kung Fury - 6/13/15

This week, we take a trip back through 80's nostalgia via Colin's pick of Kung Fury (2015), a Kickstarter-funded short film that sees a Miami cop become a martial arts master, thanks to a simultaneous cobra bite and lightning strike, who travels back in time to defeat Adolph Hitler. Listen as we talk about crowdfunded Internet short films, the logistics of using a Nintendo Power Glove as a time machine, laser raptors, machine gun wielding barbarians, and learn not to hassle the Hoff on this week's exciting (and short) show!
 





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Sunday, June 07, 2015

Hot Tub Time Machine - 06/06/15

This week, Brent continues the 2015: Year of Time Travel series with the 2010 comedy, Hot Tub Time Machine.  John Cusack leads a cadre of his pals back to 1986 via a magical hot tub, where they are afforded the opportunity to right the wrongs of their youth. Shenanigans ensue.  Listen as we talk 80's nostalgia, movies that aren't really movies, and generally clown around on this week's exciting episode!
 




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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Super - 5/30/15

This week, Travis plumbs the dark recesses behind superhero fantasies with James Gunn's Super (2010).  Rainn Wilson stars as a short order cook who becomes a costumed crimefighter in order to rescue his wife (Liv Tyler) from a smarmy drug dealer (Kevin Bacon). Listen as we deconstruct the modern superhero myth on this week's exciting podcast!
 




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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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