Sunday, August 30, 2015

Clue - 08/29/15

This week we discover it was Jenny who did it, in the basement, with the movie Clue (1985), a slapstick adaptation of the classic board game. It's a dark and stormy night as Tim Curry, as a hapless butler, who assists a colorful cast of characters (including Christopher Lloyd, Leslie Ann Warren, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, and more) as they try to determine who killed the blackmailer, Mr. Boddy. 




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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Phantom of the Paradise - 8/22/15

This week we sell our souls for rock n' roll with Colin's pick of Brian de Palma's horror/comedy/musical Phantom of the Paradise (1974). When an up and coming songwriter is disfigured and his music is stolen by a shady record producer (70's songwriting impresario Paul Williams), he dons a cloak and mask and haunts the producer's trendy venue, The Paradise, in order to secure the talents of talented ingenue Phoenix (Suspiria's Jessica Harper) in this mix of Phantom of the Opera, Faust, and the Picture of Dorian Gray. Tune in to this week's exciting episode!



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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Groundhog Day - 8/15/15

This week Brent tries to determine if Groundhog Day (1993) can be classified as a time-travel movie. Irascible weatherman Bill Murray gets stuck in Punxsutawney, PA in more ways than one, finding himself reliving the same day, Groundhog Day, over and over again. Is it cosmic punishment for the misdeeds of his life? Or is some other force at work? Listen as we try to figure it out on this week's exciting episode! 




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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Return to Oz - 8/8/15

This week Jenny takes us to the the nightmare fantasy world of Return to Oz (1985), a supposed sequel to the much beloved classic film that, in the hands of the maniacs at Disney, becomes a full-fledged freak show. Dorothy gets committed to a mental institution and finds her way back to a ruined Oz, which is now under the command of a shrieking, head swapping witch and an amorphous Gnome King. Join us as we try to unravel just who thought this was a good idea for children's entertainment on this week's exciting episode!




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Saturday, August 01, 2015

Re-Animator - 8/1/15

This week Colin ventures into H.P. Lovecraft territory with a 30th anniversary review of Re-Animator (1985). Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a medical student who conducts bizarre experiments on dead tissue, which eventually draws both his roomate (Bruce Abbott) and his roomate's girlfriend (Barbara Crampton) into some of the most gonzo moments in ever seen in horror cinema. Listen as we talk about the horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, film adaptations of his work, the career of director Stuart Gordon and more, on this week's exciting episode!



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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Terminator 2: Judgement Day - 7/25/15

This week Brent steps into the ring with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the time-travel epic Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)! Come with us if you want to live, as we evaluate one of sci-fi's enduring action movie franchises, and attempt to wrap our heads around James Cameron's twisted timeline in this week's exciting episode!





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Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Exorcist III - 7/18/15

The pesky electronic gremlins have struck again and have devoured our intended review of The Babadook, so this week the power of Christ compels us to watch William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III (1990). Screen titan George C. Scott battles Satan in this pseudo-sequel to the 1973 original, this time dealing with body-snatching Brad Dourif and homicidal old folks as well as Old Scratch himself. Tune in as we discover what heaven would be like with a big band orchestra and Patrick Ewing as the Angel of Death on this week's short but sweet episode! 




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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Forbidden Planet - 7/11/15

This week, Colin takes us to the Forbidden Planet (1956) where we encounter Robby the Robot, the voluptuous Anne Francis, monsters from the Id, and a very young Leslie Nielsen, who stars as the commander of a starship sent to investigate why Earth has lost contact with a distant colony.  Listen as we explore one of sci-fi's most borrowed from classics on this week's exciting episode!



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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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