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.
In this episode, we take a look at the 1988 comedy horror film directed by Frank Henenlotter, Brain Damage! It’s a heartwarming tale of boy meets penis monster, boy gets addicted to penis monster’s hallucinogenic brain juice, penis monster manipulates boy so it can murder people and eat their brains. Megan wants actors to know that you can always say no to being offered the role of “Man on Toilet” who dies by dildo attack to the head. #justsayno
In this episode, we take a look at the 1991 Vanilla Ice star turn, Cool as Ice! It’s an artifact direct from the 90s, chock full of dumb dialogue and a dumber plot, plus one of the most confusing houses in any film ever, that sort of looks like Peewee’s Playhouse barfed up something by Memphis Design Group. They have a romantic date at a construction site, there’s a kidnapping and also talk about Ronis. WORD
In this episode, we take a look at both the 1935 and 1982 versions of She, fantasy adventure movies based on the works of H. Rider Haggard! The 1935 film tells a competent story filled with decent performances, including the only starring role of Helen Gahagan Douglas, as the titular She Who Must Be Obeyed. The 1982 movie is a dumpster fire, but Megan really liked the birds in that one part.
In this episode, we take a look at one of Ed Wood’s contributions to movie making with the Bride of the Monster! This is one of his collaborations with Bela Lugosi, who looks and sounds like he’s having a blast being on camera again, even though this would prove to be his last speaking role on film. Plus, Tor Johnson lumbers around as Lobo, and Megan evaluates his worthiness as a quality goon.
In this episode, we take a look at the 2017 Darren Aronofsky film, mother! It’s very clearly a Biblical allegory involving the extra character of Mother Earth, played by Jennifer Lawrence, that quickly turns into a Where’s Waldo of “Hey Look It’s That Bible Story!” While it’s not a very good movie, Eric still somehow kind of finds it intriguing.
In this episode, we take a look at the 1995 Kevin Costner vanity project, Waterworld! It’s actually not the worst movie, it’s just not that great… and we’re pretty sure that everybody had hit maximum Kevin Costner levels when it was being made, so it was easy to hate on. There’s nothing really that exceptional in it except the boat, which is super cool. The boat is the real star.
In this episode, we take a look back at a classic from the olden days of Technicolor with the 1938 adventure film, the Adventures of Robin Hood! Even though this story has been told many times over on the silver screen, there’s something about this version that still holds up over so many decades as one of the best to watch. We spared you the extended costume talk segment, but just know that the entire movie is deserving of an in-depth discussion of gowns (and tights).
In this episode, we talk about the 1978 made for TV movie, featuring the “funny” Beatle of the same name, Ringo! It’s a heartwarming tale of two Ringos one famous and the other not, that sing their way through 45 minutes of not much plot into something that resembles the Star Wars Holiday Special and a Frank Zappa movie with a lot of the same people involved including Carrie Fisher and Art Carney. The 70s had one bucket of stars to use, people. AND THEY USED THEM.
In this episode, we take a look at the original and remake of one of Megan’s favorites, Clash of the Titans! Let’s try and figure out how a fun adventure tale featuring Harry Hamlin’s blank stare, Harryhausen animations and a robot owl turned into a gritty tale involving not auto tuned Olympian gods, sorcerer ents and an actually good use of CGI monster animation.