In honor of the start of football season and the passing of the late great Burt Reynolds, we take a look at the original and remake of the classic football film, The Longest Yard! The original is great for its hard hits and unvarnished humor and the Adam Sandler remake does a good job of shying away from being a typical Sandler comedy and staying true to the source material while making slight adjustments to update problematic stuff for modern audiences. In either case, you get good sportsball action and a compelling underdogs sticking it to the man story. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
In this episode, we take a look at the 2006 Len Kabasinski werewolf action movie, Curse of the Wolf! Eric has been mildly obsessed with this film since we first viewed it for a virtual screening over a year ago and has wanted to do it for the show ever since. Megan has movie amnesia to this particular cinematic delight as she can pretty much only ever remember that a lot of kicking people happens and there’s a fat man in shit stained underwear in it. So that’s a thing.
In this episode, we take a look at the first of our Bag of Destiny picks, the 2008 Mike Myers comedy, The Love Guru! Pro: it was better than we thought it was going to be. Con: it was still really bad and our expectations were incredibly, incredibly low. DAMN YOU SCOTT
In this episode, we take a look at the 2016 indie horror film, Bad Ben! It’s the first of several movies in the Bad Ben series by the film’s director (and star) Nigel Bach and he does a bang up job of making a low budget paranormal found footage horror flick that hits all the right notes of both that genre and the everyman style of YouTube vlogging. Megan has declared him her number two BFF and wants to consume some sort of cheese covered snack food with him. #NACHOSWITHNIGEL
In this episode, we take a look at the 1986 horror comedy film, Night of the Creeps! This alien invasion/monster movie/b-movie love letter by writer/directer Fred Dekker hands down provides us with the finest performance ever turned in by Tom Atkins. Many thanks to our friend Adam from Canada for suggesting this one to us!
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In this episode, we take a look at the 1959 Roger Corman black comedy horror film, A Bucket of Blood! What happens when beatniks go bad? What happens when art crosses a line? What happens when you give a guy like Roger Corman a small amount of money and an even smaller amount of time to make a horror movie? A Bucket of Blood, that’s what! Despite the low budget and lack of resources, there’s actually a really interesting movie in there that with better talent and more time probably could have been something really great, not just a dead cat covered in modeling clay.
In this episode, we conclude our discussion of the 1980 musical comedy, The Blues Brothers, and finish up our month (plus one week) of Dan Aykroyd movies! We pick up where we left off, discuss more of the music and Chicago’s finest landmarks, plus we include a tribute to the many dearly departed actors and musicians who appeared in this film (there’s a lot of them).
In this episode, we tackle our definitive Dan Aykroyd Month movie, The Blues Brothers! We actually talk so much we had to split this one in two… so you get an extra week of Aykroyd next time. It’s hard for two Chicago natives not to wax poetic about the Blues Brothers because we both basically grew up in this city, surrounded by these places and these things. Also, it’s a music movie, so you gonna get some Eric music talk, too.
In this episode, we take a look at our penultimate movie in Dan Aykroyd Month, one that Megan hates and Eric finds oddly compelling, the 1991 horror comedy Nothing But Trouble! It’s weird and gross and bizarre and somehow House of 1,000 Corpses-like but without any of the charm of that movie and somehow every dude stand-up comic Megan knows LOVES this thing. Also, John Candy is a lovely, lovely woman.