In this episode, we take a look at the 1980 movie musical and attempt at biblical allegory, The Apple! It’s not a masterpiece, to be sure, but it’s full of campy goodness and holographic sparkles and big dumb fun. The songs aren’t great and the lyrics aren’t subtle, but somehow it’s still a little confusing as to what the hell is happening. All we can say is… DO THE BIM
In this episode, we watch The Manipulator, a 1971 film that shows Mickey Rooney as a man unhinged, tormenting a kidnapped woman with bad dialogue and bizarre acting choices. Penned and directed by Yabo Yablonsky (I wish we made that name up, but we DID NOT), The Manipulator shows actors trapped in weird material that most film students grow out of by graduation. Eric liked it, Megan’s seen things like it too many times in acting class to recommend it.
In this episode, we take a look at the snake sci fi movie that sounds like air escaping from a tire, Sssssss! It’s chock full of actors who had/would have careers bigger and brighter than this film would suggest, including Strother Martin, Dirk Benedict and Reb Brown, in his movie debut. It’s no Stanley, but if you like movies where people are hell bent on creating their own special rice of pipple, you might want to check it out.
In this episode, we take a look at the 1989 wrestling movie starring Hulk Hogan, No Holds Barred! It’s a lighthearted romp filled with violence, murder and masturbation jokes. Also, stop trying to make “jockass” a thing, big bad.
In this episode, we take a look at the 1994 action adventure movie about men hunting men, Surviving the Game! Ice T stars as a guy that is tired of your bullshit and also of a bunch of dudes hunting him; everyone else is trying their best, especially a particularly clear-eyed Gary Busey who does a stunning Monologue for Young Actors performance.
In this episode, we talk about the cult nerdery favorite, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. It was inevitable people – we play nerd games and Megan still hosts an RPG podcast on the side. WE CAN’T HELP OURSELVES. Come enjoy an episode where Eric valiantly tries to keep Megan focused on talking about a movie about a bunch of people playing D&D and not about actually playing D&D.
In this episode, we take a look at the 1989 sci fi adventure film, Slipstream! Here’s the thing – this has a good movie in it, it’s just not the main movie and it’s definitely not the action movie. It’s a shame that the producer and director couldn’t figure that out and peppered the whole thing with dumb fight scenes and airplane footage. Also, Mark Hamill is nearly unrecognizable with bleach blonde hair and a bad attitude (and that’s not a bad thing, just an observation).
It’s part two of our Richard Mogg movie double feature! This week we take a look at Teenage Slumber Party Nightmare, where three 20something high school students have a slumber party, watch a porno, eat a bunch of super girthy hot dogs and eventually get killed by the world’s least dangerous drill wielded by the world’s oldest 15 year old. We have more questions for Pat from Canada and Eric is really super hungry for hot dogs, ya’ll.
In this episode, it’s the first of a two part look at the films of Richard Mogg! Who’s Richard Mogg? We’re not 100% sure, but he made a bunch of films, one of which is Massage Parlor of Death, a heartwarming tale about a woman seeking to resurrect her lost love with the help of a plucky hooker on a camp cot covered in somebody’s Mom’s not so great tablecloth and the contents of the canned tomato aisle from the grocery store.
In this episode, we talk about the notorious 1988 big budget flop, Ishtar. It’s not good, y’all. It’s just… not good. So not good. At all.