On this week’s episode, we tackle the least-respected genre in film today–the video game adaptation–as we discuss 2007’s DOA: DEAD OR ALIVE, directed by Corey Yuen. Watch as four of the most beautiful women on the planet strap on bikinis, play volleyball, and kick a whole lot of ass in a movie tailor-made for pretty much every twelve-year-old boy on the planet. And we haven’t even mentioned Eric Roberts as the pajama-clad villain. So is this cheese-fest truly a tale of female empowerment? Or does the message get lost somewhere around the tenth close-up of a bikini-clad butt? All we know for sure is that it’s certainly the most faithful video game adaptation ever put to film.
Boiling summer temps got you down? Then come cool off with us as we take on 1999’s long-forgotten action-comedy CHILL FACTOR. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Skeet Ulrich star as a pair of mismatched working-class stiffs who are tasked with saving the world when they come in possession of a chemical bomb that will detonate if it gets above 50 degrees. Luckily, Cuba’s got an ice cream truck, and Skeet has the charisma of a cadaver. As temperatures rise and tempers flare, can this SPEED rip-off keeps it cool? And will we ever learn who the hell Skeet Ulrich is, anyway? Grab a cold beer and find out.
On this week’s episode, we head across the pond to tackle 1988’s Monty Python-esque comedy A FISH CALLED WANDA, directed by Charles Crichton. An all-star cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, and Oscar winner Kevin Kline star in this very unique and very British caper farce, which surprisingly was one of the biggest hits of 1988. Has time been kind to a film whose gags revolve around everything from attempted homicide to infidelity to speech impediments? Or, much like Cleese’s distressingly sweaty head throughout this flick, is it all wet? One thing’s for certain: our guest this week sure loves a good dog murder. And don’t call us stupid!
On this week’s episode, Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern play seriously sensual lovers-on-the-lam in David Lynch’s twisted take on the The Wizard of Oz, 1990’s WILD AT HEART. So just how strange are we talking? Crispin Glover puts cockroaches in his underwear. Diane Ladd covers her face in lipstick and vomit. Nicolas Cage channels Elvis. And Willem Dafoe…well, it’s Willem Dafoe, everyone. But does the film ultimately amount to anything? Or is this merely a footnote in Lynch’s career? Click your heels three times to find out.
This week, in honor of Friday the 13th, we take on the weirdest Jason flick in horror history: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING. As a group of troubled teens try to overcome a variety of issues ranging from sex addiction to homicidal tendencies to, uh, stuttering, a certain masked killer crashes the party. But is it really Jason? Or does someone have an..axe to grind? Somehow 1950’s Greasers, old enchiladas, robot dancing, bomb-threatening hillbillies, diarrhea, and masturbating homeless men all come into play, and we still haven’t even mentioned the dirty penis pants. What are those, you ask? You gotta listen to find out…
On this Very Special Episode, we take on the film that serves as the basis for our podcast’s rating system: 1996’s TWISTER, directed by Jan de Bont and starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt. Once and for all, we are going to determine if this big-budget special effects extravaganza is indeed the most basic summer blockbuster ever made, or if our entire podcast is built on a foundation of lies. Things get complicated.
On this week’s episode, we return to the never-ending well that is Shaquille O’Neal’s prosperous acting career and take on his first starring role: 1996’s KAZAAM, in which the NBA legend stars as a 5,000-year-old genie who is summoned from his boombox prison by an obnoxious tween punk to help the kid through his daddy issues. And, naturally, to rap. Meanwhile, there’s a music piracy subplot featuring beloved ’90’s musician Da Brat (whose very existence is called into question by our guest), rampant allusions to slavery, the graphic mastication of goat eyes, and finally, the murder of a child. So, you know, grab the kids for this family classic and enjoy!
On this week’s episode, we travel back to the summer of 1993 to tackle an epic dinosaur tale from a Hollywood legend: CARNOSAUR, courtesy of the one-and-only Roger Corman. Wait, was there another dino-related pic that year or something? We doubt Steven Spielberg or Michael Crichton could ever come up with a story about a mad scientist who plans to wipe out the deplorable human species by creating a virus that impregnates women with dinosaurs. Yes, you read that correctly. So skip the trip to JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM this weekend and instead listen to three guys talk about some cheap dinosaur puppets attacking too-willing victims.
On this week’s episode, SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! heads to the movie theater to check out 2018’s much-discussed and divisive thriller HEREDITARY, directed by Ari Aster and starring Toni Collette. So is this truly the scariest film ever made, or has A24 pulled another bait-and-switch on horror-loving filmgoers? And what the hell is going on in this movie, anyway? We’re going to get to the bottom of it all, and suffice to say, heads are gonna roll. WARNING! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!
On this week’s episode, we tackle another ’80’s cult oddity: Robert Greenwald’s XANADU, a roller skating disco musical from 1980 that arrived about a year after disco officially died and is shockingly short on singing. But it sure has roller skating. So much roller skating. And Gene Kelly in what is arguably the most embarrassing swan song in film history. At least Olivia Newton-John is on hand as a neon-emitting Greek muse who pretty much crushes everyone’s dreams. Yeah, this is a confused film. So, naturally, co-host Luke loved it. He should be ashamed.