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.
In this episode, we take a look at Patrick Swayze as the world’s second most famous bouncer in Road House! There’s three rules to Road House: don’t underestimate how bonkers this film is, assume that Swayze has the power of throat ripping and, of course, BE NICE. ALWAYS BE NICE.
In this episode, we discuss the love story between a teenage girl (who is really 25) and a robotic dinosaur with a the brain of a teenage boy (who is really 21) in a movie that’s really difficult to get your hands on, Tammy and the T-Rex! It’s full of really bad ideas presented in a way that is actually immensely satisfying to watch. Also, floppy silly dino arms. Also also, Megan aspires to be Helga the Goon.
In this episode, we take a look at the 1982 Barry Bostwick action movie, Megaforce! It’s got flying motorcycles, super tight jumpsuits and a plethora of explosions. And it’s a whole lot of big, dumb fun. Megan and Eric kiss their thumbs at you.
In this episode, we take a look at the 2008 splatterpunk rock opera movie, Repo! The Genetic Opera. Biggest surprise of the viewing? Paul Sorvino can sing for reals, y’all. Megan explains why sometimes niche properties work much better on a live theatrical stage than on a movie screen. Also, why people should stop trying to make fetch a thing, where fetch is weird stuff and a thing is a cult movie.
In this episode, we finish up the Twilight Saga with the fourth and fifth parts, Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Breaking Dawn Part 2. There’s a lot of parts and they’re filled with weird bizarre “love” things. Join us for the final trip down sparkly vampire lane, where you can gaze lovingly on MANY wedding dresses, rings and other merchandising opportunities, see the It’s a Small World of vampires and enjoy Aro’s completely ridiculous line delivery one more time. It’s REMARKABLE HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
In this episode, we continue our journey through the Twilight Saga with the next two films, New Moon and Eclipse. Megan is a fan of hot, shirtless werewolf boys, but even with all the toned abs of the world, these two movies are tough to get through. We do, however, finally meet the Italian vampires and Micheal Sheen’s line readings as Aro ALMOST make us forget the pain of the watching four hours of rapid blinking, bickering and really depressing vampire backstories. We watched ’em so you don’t have to.
In this episode, we celebrate our first podcast birthday by taking a look at one of Eric’s favorite unintentionally comedic movies of all time, the big budget smash hit, Twilight! Join us on a journey that includes sparkly vampires, rapid blinking and more relationship red flags that teenage girls think means true love.