Episode 77: Fiend Without a Face

In this episode, we take a look at the 1958 sci fi monster movie, Fiend Without a Face!  To modern eyes, this is a pretty tame one, but 60 years ago, it garnered an X rating from the Brits and was denounced for its gratuitous gore and violence.  The times, how they are a changing.

Episode 76: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

In this episode, we take a look at Roger Corman’s 1979 musical comedy, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, featuring the Ramones! The plot of this is nothing new, but there’s some good stuff in there anyway, including a great soundtrack and a young Clint Howard demonstrating bra removal on a blow up doll.  Also, one well timed, giant explosion.

Episode 75: The Wicker Man – Then and Now

In this episode, we take a look at the original and 2006 Nic Cage version of the folk horror film, the Wicker Man!  One involves the creepy machinations of an ancient fertility cult and the other involves Nic Cage dressed in a bear costume punching out women. We tried to answer the question of “how did it get burned?” but found that we got distracted by CGI bees turning out a more convincing performance than an Academy Award winner.

Episode 74: Con Air

In this episode, we continue down the twisting path of Nic Cage bonkers action movies with the 1997 prisoners on a plane film, Con Air!  Why did so many actual stars sign on for this ridiculous thing? Who greenlit Nic Cage’s sweaty mullet and Foghorn Leghorn accent? How is this somehow one of those films Nic Cage is actually mostly serious in?  We don’t know the answers to any of these questions, but we try to figure them out.

Episode 73: Face/Off

In this episode, we double down on our ham salad with the 1997 Nicolas Cage/John Travolta bonkers acting exercise, Face/Off!  These two gentlemen turn out performances that are as over the top as any we’ve seen so far on the show. Join us on our look at Cage pretending to be Travolta and Travolta pretending to be Cage!  Also, the unhinged spectre of a full month of Cage craziness may be on the horizon.

Episode 72: Shoot ‘Em Up

In this episode, we take a look at the 2007 over the top action movie, Shoot ‘Em Up!  What if Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd were psychopathic gun wielding people with powerful ambition and poor impulse control?  Also, Megan laments the missed opportunity to see Clive Owen dress up as a sexy lady bunny to seduce Paul Giamatti.

Episode 71: Theatre of Blood

In this episode, we discuss one of our favorite Vincent Price movies of all time, Theatre of Blood, where revenge horror meets Shakespearean camp!  Grab your finest bedroom grape stand and attend to this tale of woe where the most unrealistic thing is that theater critics are somehow really, really rich and live in castles.

Episode 70: Double Trouble

In this episode, we take a look at the Barbarian Brothers, two muscle bound twins with questionable acting chops who are oddly compelling on camera, in their buddy cop movie, Double Trouble!  It’s sort of like smashing together Beverly Hills Cop with 48 Hours and then sticking it in a blender with Conan and an Olson Twins feature.  It’s predictable, but enjoyable.

Episode 68: Soylent Green

In this episode, we look at the movie that everyone and their grandma knows the secret ending to, Soylent Green! It’s the future, the world is overpopulated and there’s a conspiracy afoot involving the Soylent corporation.  Charlton Heston chews scenery in his usual fashion and Edward G. Robinson delivers a touching final performance.  Also, Megan is not that squicked out about eating people if the world turns into an overpopulated dystopia.