Episode 143: Walk Hard – The Dewey Cox Story

In this episode, we take a look at our December Bag of Destiny pick, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story!  Megan thought Eric would hate it because of the style of comedy, but she sort of remembered the actual movie experience incorrectly, and Eric really liked it.  It’s actually a pretty well crafted parody of the rock biopic and easily the best thing the Bag has gifted us.

Episode 142: Nutcracker in 3D

In this episode, we take a look at a true holiday trainwreck, Nutcracker in 3D! Nothing says heartwarming tale like a confusing mess of CGI with overt holocaust themes and toys being burnt up in ovens. A SHARK IS ELECTROCUTED FOR LAUGHS. We can’t even with this one.

Episode 141: Leatherheads

In this episode, we take a look at our November Bag of Destiny pick, the 2008 old timey football movie, Leatherheads! It’s a perfectly adequate movie that has a certain charm to it, but it’s nothing special.  Sort of like restaurant meatloaf – filling, but not very flavorful.  If you like George Clooney, you’ll probably have a decent time.

Episode 140: Skidoo

In this episode, we take a look at the 1968 Otto Preminger LSD fueled film, Skidoo! Eric loves this mess, Megan found it pretty bewildering.  It’s full of a bunch of middle aged stars getting hip to the hippies of the counter-culture and jokes straight from the Jackie Gleason Show.  Acid trips are less confusing.  Also, Megan incorrectly identifies the director of Sunset Boulevard (it’s Billy Wilder, but the famous quote is about Cecile B. DeMille.)

Episode 139: The Spanish Prisoner

In this episode, we take a look at the 1997 David Mamet con game film, The Spanish Prisoner!  It’s a lesser known Mamet property that uses Steve Martin in a serious role as a bad guy and Campbell Scott as a boy scout inventor duped by Martin’s smooth operation.  The movie’s plot twists and turns in the usual way for a con game, but it’s an enjoyable ride.  Also, GO WATCH GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS.  Seriously.

Episode 135: Swamp Women

In this episode, we take a look at the 1956 Roger Corman jewel heist on the bayou, Swamp Women (aka Swamp Diamonds)! It’s full of feisty female escaped convicts, swamp water and bad decisions.  Also, Touch Connors… and all the ladies want to touch up on Touch, if we are to believe what this movie has to say.

Episode 134: Bio Dome

In this episode, we take a look at the 1996 Pauly Shore-Stephen Baldwin vehicle, Bio Dome! What could be more charming than watching two annoying, obnoxious fuck ups destroy the hard work of environmental scientists? Why do they somehow have attractive, socially responsible girlfriends despite being annoying, obnoxious fuck ups?  And why did Megan sort of like this film when she was in college, despite not remembering at least half of it?  So many questions…

Episode 133: The Longest Yards

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?

Episode 132: Curse of the Wolf

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.