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.
In this episode, we look at a movie set in a future time when both Eric and Megan would have long since dead, Logan’s Run! The future holds super fun times for young people (at least until they turn 30) and a surprising overabundance of housecats in Congress.
In this episode, we take a look at the 1987 adventure and also sexytimes with Playboy Playmates movie, Hard Ticket to Hawaii! In case you are worried that it’s just a bunch of boobs on parade (it is), they threw in a drag queen spy, a rabid snake that ate too many cancer riddled rats who can also explode from toilets, the most dangerous game of frisbee ever and also a self-destructing cheese sandwich secret message. Sound dumb? It is. But also oddly satisfying.
In this episode, we take a look at a story of the California Dolls, a women’s pro wrestling tag team, and their journey to the championship bout in All The Marbles! It features one of our Cinema Supercollider favorite actresses, Laurene Landon, who is pretty damn great alongside Peter Falk (aka Colombo), who Megan really wanted to hate but ends up pulling off some impressive management stuff at the end and thus gets a pass with a serving of side eye. Also, pretty sweet wrestling moves done by the actual actresses and Megan gets very excited about wrestling costumes.
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.
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.