Saturday, March 18, 2017

Rubber - 3/18/17

Michaela grows tired of mainstream movies and treads carefully into Rubber (2010) a flick about a killer tire that wakes up in the desert one day and subsequently rolls around, murdering everyone that crosses its path using it's psychokinetic mind powers - with the exception of a pretty French girl who's on vacation. Listen as we dive deep into the subgenre of movie surrealism, go over the fine print of the contract between filmmaker and audience, and bemoan the lack of inspired product placement on this week's exciting show!

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Demolition Man - 3/11/17

Holly wants to know how the three seashells work when Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes go head-to-head in Demolition Man (1993)! When cryogenically frozen super criminal Simon Phoenix (Snipes) escapes into the Utopian San Angeles of 2032, the hapless authorities thaw out framed cop John Spartan (Stallone) to hunt him down in this satiric sci-fi actioner from producer Joel ("I never met a building I didn't want to blow up") Silver. Listen as we answer the mystery of the three seashells and lose our minds when Wesley Snipes likes our Instagram post on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Leprechaun - 3/4/17

The luck of the Irish runs out on Sean when he encounters a Leprechaun (1993)! Jennifer Aniston makes her movie debut as a spoiled city girl who moves to a country house with a captive leprechaun (Warwick Davis) in the basement. The tiny terror soon escapes and begins killing everyone who stands between him and his stolen gold. Listen as we contemplate the existence of seven(!) entries in the Leprechaun movie series, discuss the diminishing effects of 90's nostalgia, and come up with our own scenarios for a Leprechaun remake, all on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dune - 2/25/17

Colin comes to believe he's the Kwisatz Haderach as we take on David Lynch's much-maligned science fiction epic Dune (1984). Two feudal houses war over the production of a spice, mined from only one planet in the galaxy - the desert world Arrakis - where 400 foot sandworms roam the landscape and where the prophecy of a coming messiah promises freedom from a corrupt empire. Listen as we try to untangle Hollywood's ongoing attempts to bring Herbert's novel to the screen, through versions by Alexandro Jodorosky, David Lynch, John Harrison and Denis Villeneuve on this weeks exciting episode!

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Monkey Shines - 2/18/17

Michaela falls in love with a cute killer monkey in George A. Romero's Monkey Shines (1988). After an accident leaves him crippled from the neck down, Allan Mann (Jason Beghe) is recruited by his mad scientist best pal (John Pankow) to try out a super-smart helper monkey who caters to his every wish, and begins helping a bit too much whenever Allan gets mad at someone. Listen as we continue to document the best animal performers in Hollywood, speculate as to what parts of the story might have been left on the cutting room floor, and discuss Romero's varied film career on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

My Bloody Valentine - 2/11/14

Holly loses her heart to the holiday slasher My Bloody Valentine (1981). The town of Valentine Bluffs hasn't celebrated Valentine's Day in 20 years, not since miner Harry Warden killed all those people after the cave-in. Now, the residents of this coal-mining town just want to cut loose...but a masked killer appears and starts taking out hearts one by one. Listen as we examine a curious couple of years in film history that spawned dozens of stalk-and-slash masked killer movies, show our love for film-themed end credit ballads, and try out our best Canadian accents on this week's exciting episode! 

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

The Arrival - 2/4/17

Sean detects signals from deep space, which leads to The Arrival (1996). Charlie Sheen (aka Carlos Estevez) stars as a radio telescope operator who uncovers an alien conspiracy while trying to uncover the source of a series of intergalactic signals he's detected, one of which seems to be originating on Earth, in South America. Ron Silver also stars in this first feature film from writer/director David Twohy, who later created Pitch Black and A Perfect Getaway. Listen as we spend an hour wondering how Charlie Sheen became a movie star, relive the 90's fascination with alien abduction stories, and trace the lineage of Jonesy the Movie Star Scorpion, all on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare - 1/28/17

Colin loads up the van and rides into a world of heavy metal gods and monsters with Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987), as legendary (but mostly unheard of) rock showman Jon-Mikl Thor (of the 70's band Thor) takes his band, their horny girlfriends, and assorted groupies to a Canadian farmhouse to record a new album, unaware that the place is overrun by tiny, one-eyed demon puppets. Listen as we marvel at the demon-fighting power of 80's heavy metal, marvel at the storied career of Jon Mikl Thor, and determine the best way to survive a bad movie, all on this week's exciting episode!

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Terror Tract - 1/21/17

We move into a house on Terror Tract (2000), a horror anthology about a highly-motivated realtor (the late John Ritter) who spins three tales to his clients as they look at a trio of houses with sordid histories. Listen as we marvel at the scenario which pits Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston against an evil Capuchin monkey; reminisce about staying up all night to catch movies on the USA Network; and the untold family stories of Hollywood's best animal performers on this week's exciting show!

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Rawhead Rex - 1/14/17

Holly worships at the feet of Clive Barker's resurrected, pagan god-monster Rawhead Rex (1986)! When a farmer digs up a pre-Christian era pillar in his field he unleashes the titular beast, which goes on a murderous rampage across the Irish countryside, while a visiting American author finds himself caught up in the violent shenanigans. Listen as we talk about the effectiveness of estrogen lasers against hyper-masculine monster deities, the horrors of being peed on by a 8ft tall pagan god, and the early filmic career of Clive Barker on this week's exciting episode!

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