RAISING CAIN fans, take note! On this week’s episode, we head back to Brian De Palma country as we take on 1981’s political thriller BLOW OUT. John Travolta stars as a movie sound editor who accidentally records the murder of a potential Presidential nominee. But will our “ear witness” be able to solve this crime before he becomes the next victim? Or will De Palma put him through so many unrelated sleazy set pieces that he just sort of gives up? And will somebody tell John Lithgow to stop being so damn sexy?! We can’t even concentrate over here!!
On this week’s episode, we invite one of our favorite guests, the one and only Morgan, to take on the most Morgan of all films, 2016’s sci-fi thriller MORGAN, directed by Luke Scott. A genetically engineered human has had enough of being a lab rat and goes on a killing spree–although we’re most impressed by her ability to make a seasoned cast of character actors (Michelle Yeoh, Paul Giamatti, American’s Sweetheart Boyd Holbrook) turn in performances that would make a community theater blush. Oh, did we mention that she’s only five-years-old? And that a grown-ass adult falls in love with her?! She may have accelerated growth, but the excuse of, “She looks 19!” just doesn’t sit right with us. This was a movie released only two years ago. Just pointing that out.
On this week’s episode, we somehow manage to get even dumber than usual as we take on 1996’s family comedy THE STUPIDS, directed by John Landis(!). Tom Arnold stars Stanley Stupid, the patriarch of the world’s most simple-minded family. How stupid are they?!! Well, for starters, Tom Arnold is the patriarch. We kid! But what’s not funny is our guest’s obsession with Max Landis and certain indecent acts. May the Lloyd have mercy on our souls.
On this week’s episode, we head back to the movie theater to witness Jason Statham take on the mother of all sharks in 2018’s big-budget action spectacle THE MEG, directed by Jon Turteltaub. So is this film as much fun as the trailers would lead us to believe? Or are we looking at another tired JAWS rip-off? We’ll come up with some answers once we stop getting distracted by Statham’s abs. This may take awhile. We are very jealous.
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.