In this episode, we take a look at the 1983 Dan Aykroyd nerdy guy turned pimp film, Doctor Detroit! Our feeling is that this movie reads more like a series of sitcom episodes and less like a full fledged movie, but it has some high points including an A-Team of super capable escorts, the frenetic energy of Aykroyd and a tour of Jane Byrne’s Chicago on film. Eric is a little disappointed by the whole thing, but Megan thinks if you haven’t seen it, maybe give it a look.
In this episode, we take a look at the 1980 movie musical and attempt at biblical allegory, The Apple! It’s not a masterpiece, to be sure, but it’s full of campy goodness and holographic sparkles and big dumb fun. The songs aren’t great and the lyrics aren’t subtle, but somehow it’s still a little confusing as to what the hell is happening. All we can say is… DO THE BIM
In this episode, we look at the Stockard Channing made-for-TV movie about an ugly duckling turned beautiful swan out for revenge, The Girl Most Likely To…! When life gets you down, a car accident will fix everything, including your face. We also learn that all of those random electives you took in college, while worthless in day to day life, are actually perfect for expanding the skill sets of any aspiring serial killers out there.
In this episode, we take a look at the “first moon western,” Moon Zero Two! It’s not high art, but it’s definitely fun. Megan mostly wanted to watch it to talk about the Moon Fly Girls, and highly recommends everyone get their turkey choreography and butt feather costumes ready for Thanksgiving.
Hey Movie Smashers! We’ve got a bunch of new virtual screening dates for you to enjoy! We’re adding them to our event calendar, but in case you want them all in the same place, here you go:
Jan 11 – Thunder in Paradise
Jan 25 – High School USA
Feb 8 – Corvette Summer
Feb 22 – Sword of the Valiant
Mar 8 – Roller Boogie
Mar 22 – Curse of the Wolf
As always, these are on Wednesday nights starting at 8pm Central Time. Check the individual events for links or info to where the movies are streaming. Bring your snark and your popcorn!
In this episode, we take a look at Megan’s favorite holiday film, White Christmas! It’s a movie that is approximately 40% story/60% song and dance numbers which asks the question, “what do you do with a general?” once they’ve been put out to pasture. Also, Megan wants to know who actually thinks buttermilk and sandwiches is a desirable midnight snack.
In this episode, we take a look at the 2015 holiday horror film, Krampus! We ask the question of “what happens when you stop believing in Santa and wish your family would fuck off?” The answer is, of course, everyone is menaced by a hellish Christmas demon and its goons, possibly killed and probably forced to live out their days trapped in the mashup of a Norman Rockwell holiday picture and actual hell. Also, Megan is sad and also has a bad Russian accent for reasons.
In this episode, we take a look at the incredibly satisfying holiday horror comedy, Two Front Teeth! Let’s spend Christmas with the Snows, as they embark on a hero’s journey that involves ghoulish elves, X-mas conspiracies and a vampire Santa. Also, Megan discusses the Meisner technique, and how you can use it to effectively portray bored extras and befuddled protagonists.
We kick off the Halloween season next week with a little horror comedy from Spain called Witching and Bitching (or Las Brujas des Zuggarramurdi, which sounds way better to us).
In this episode, we watched a Grace Jones movie that Megan had never seen before, the 1986 “After Hours” knockoff with vampires, Vamp. It’s sort of a disservice to call this a Grace Jones film because she has no actual lines in it and is only on screen for about ten minutes total. We hated it, which made Megan really sad because the idea of Grace Jones as a queen stripper vampire from Egypt sounds AMAZING.