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.
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.)
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.
In this episode, we take a look at our second Bag of Destiny selection, Mutant Chronicles! It was dreadful. It was full of horrible CGI. It was anger inducing. Damn you, Bag of Destiny.
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.
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…
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?
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.
In this episode, we take a look at the 1986 horror comedy film, Night of the Creeps! This alien invasion/monster movie/b-movie love letter by writer/directer Fred Dekker hands down provides us with the finest performance ever turned in by Tom Atkins. Many thanks to our friend Adam from Canada for suggesting this one to us!
In this episode, we take a look at the 1959 Roger Corman black comedy horror film, A Bucket of Blood! What happens when beatniks go bad? What happens when art crosses a line? What happens when you give a guy like Roger Corman a small amount of money and an even smaller amount of time to make a horror movie? A Bucket of Blood, that’s what! Despite the low budget and lack of resources, there’s actually a really interesting movie in there that with better talent and more time probably could have been something really great, not just a dead cat covered in modeling clay.