In this episode, we take a look at the 1971 hard science fiction film (based on the book of the same name) The Andromeda Strain! Back in the 70s, movies were totally cool with showing you how actual science unraveled mysteries and this one is chock full of people looking at graphs, conducting tests and experimenting on rats. Will they solve the mystery of why a baby and an old man are still alive when they’ve been exposed to a deadly
virus bacteria STRAIN from outer space? (they totally do)
In this episode, we take a look at David Lynch’s first feature length film, Eraserhead! One of the original “midnight movies” and much beloved by well known directors and artists (Stanley Kubrick, HR Giger, John Waters and George Lucas, to name a few), we dig in to the oftentimes disturbing imagery and themes and try and root out what makes a film worthy of being called “art” and why that distinction is important.
In this episode, we take a look at Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., a pre-Marvel Cinematic Universe excursion into the comic book character of the same name, starring Mr. Baywatch himself, David Hasselhoff! Cigars are chomped, scenery is chewed and asses are kicked in a thoroughly satisfying way. Megan desperately wants to be Viper, especially because of her electric shock coke nail.
In this episode, we take a look at the video game franchise turned movie, Silent Hill! It does a great job of recreating the tone and feel of the games, and looks really great. You can tell it’s a movie made with a great deal of care by people who really loved the source material. It’s biggest flaw is that it falls victim to the Stephen King-esque non-ending, where so much great stuff happens and then nobody knows how to stop.
Special thanks and shout out to our favorite Let’s Play video guy, Lotus Prince, whose Silent Hill playthroughs gave us excellent research material for this particular episode. Check out his YouTube channel for lots of great content, especially of the survival horror genre.