In this episode, we take a look back at a classic from the olden days of Technicolor with the 1938 adventure film, the Adventures of Robin Hood! Even though this story has been told many times over on the silver screen, there’s something about this version that still holds up over so many decades as one of the best to watch. We spared you the extended costume talk segment, but just know that the entire movie is deserving of an in-depth discussion of gowns (and tights).
In this episode, we talk about the 1978 made for TV movie, featuring the “funny” Beatle of the same name, Ringo! It’s a heartwarming tale of two Ringos one famous and the other not, that sing their way through 45 minutes of not much plot into something that resembles the Star Wars Holiday Special and a Frank Zappa movie with a lot of the same people involved including Carrie Fisher and Art Carney. The 70s had one bucket of stars to use, people. AND THEY USED THEM.
In this episode, we take a look at the original and remake of one of Megan’s favorites, Clash of the Titans! Let’s try and figure out how a fun adventure tale featuring Harry Hamlin’s blank stare, Harryhausen animations and a robot owl turned into a gritty tale involving not auto tuned Olympian gods, sorcerer ents and an actually good use of CGI monster animation.
In celebration of our favorite weekend (which we sadly weren’t able to go to this year), we watched a double feature of B-Fest movies from the 2018 lineup of films! First up, we saw a confusing live action Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote cartoon disguised as a western called The Villain, starring Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret’s boobs and a horse named Whiskey, which also included every 1970s character actor that Eric has on speed dial in his brain but you’ve probably never heard of. Our second pick was Dolls, starring the guy that took over the Puppet Master franchise and pretty much nobody else, which is pretty much just that one part of Barbarella Megan likes a lot and isn’t mad that she watched for 77 minutes. Happy B-Fest everyone!
We celebrate our 100th episode by finally tackling Megan’s white whale… Snowpiercer! It’s a special gift to us on this Cinema Supercollider milestone that we will never, ever, ever have to watch this rage inducing piece of filmmaking again.
In this episode, we look at the Stockard Channing made-for-TV movie about an ugly duckling turned beautiful swan out for revenge, The Girl Most Likely To…! When life gets you down, a car accident will fix everything, including your face. We also learn that all of those random electives you took in college, while worthless in day to day life, are actually perfect for expanding the skill sets of any aspiring serial killers out there.
Happy New Year, loyal listeners! Why huddle around your television sets to watch modern day football today when you could treat yourself to the sportsball of the future, like those seen in The Blood of Heroes and Rollerball? Those were the movies we watched for this week and they involve a lot more death than tossing around the ol’ pigskin does.
In this episode, we fell on a Christmas grenade for you, our listeners, and watched two of the holiday offerings currently in rotation on the Hallmark Channel – Christmas Under Wraps and The Christmas Cottage. Both of them have very little to do with actual Christmas, no conflict and so much bland that oatmeal seems incredibly spicy in comparison. Also, the commercials would like you to DRINK WINE.
In this episode, we open up a big Christmas stocking full of holiday horror movies because five gifts is better than one, even if some of those gifts are the kind that you probably re-gift to people at your office Xmas party. We tackle: Christmas Evil (1980), Blood Beat (1983), Dead End (2003), Silent Night Deadly Night (1984) and Black Christmas (1974). Which will be fruitcake re-gifts and which will be holiday treasures (and which was the one Megan fell asleep in twice)?
In this episode, we take a look at the 1972 b-movie about the misadventures of a man and his snake, Stanley! If you enjoy dressing up your pets with tiny hats, having them get faked married to each other and also using them to murder people you don’t like, this is the film for you! Also, it has a weird b-plot involving a down and out burlesque theater and equally down and out burlesque performer, so Megan has opinions.