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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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Timecop - 2/28/15

This week, Brent summons Jean-Claude Van Damme from the future in Timecop (1994), which finds the action star bouncing back and forth in time to thwart an evil politician (Ron Silver) from altering the future.  Listen in as we talk about the shaky mechanics of time travel, revel in the heydays of sweet mullets, and contemplate doing the splits on a kitchen sink on this week's exciting show!




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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

This week, Travis welcomes you to Tromaville, home of the Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986), in which toxic waste transforms honor students into splatterpunks.  Listen as we talk mutant babies, radioactive pre-marital sex, futuristic fashions, and the enduring legacy of Troma movies on this week's exciting show!



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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Zardoz - 2/14/15

This week, Colin takes us on a trip into the bizarre land of Zardoz (1974), a futuristic science fiction tale.  A ridiculously-outfitted Sean Connery stars as a barbaric executioner who travels - via a giant floating stone head - into an enclave of psychic hippies who wish to examine his primitive DNA.  Listen as we explore the mysteries of the universe (and this movie in particular) on this week's exciting episode!



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Saturday, February 07, 2015

Strange Brew - 2/7/15

Let's play a drinking game! Whenever you hear one of us say "eh?" or "hoser" or "take off" on this week's Strange Brew (1983) episode (courtesy: Brent), you take a drink! We promise you'll be flat wasted within the hour as we entertain you with stories and anecdotes while drinking and watching Bob and Doug MacKenzie stumble through a plot (borrowed from Shakespeare!) in their quest to stop an evil beer-maker (Max Von Sydow) from destroying the world through mind control.




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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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