Episode 74: Con Air

In this episode, we continue down the twisting path of Nic Cage bonkers action movies with the 1997 prisoners on a plane film, Con Air!  Why did so many actual stars sign on for this ridiculous thing? Who greenlit Nic Cage’s sweaty mullet and Foghorn Leghorn accent? How is this somehow one of those films Nic Cage is actually mostly serious in?  We don’t know the answers to any of these questions, but we try to figure them out.

Episode 73: Face/Off

In this episode, we double down on our ham salad with the 1997 Nicolas Cage/John Travolta bonkers acting exercise, Face/Off!  These two gentlemen turn out performances that are as over the top as any we’ve seen so far on the show. Join us on our look at Cage pretending to be Travolta and Travolta pretending to be Cage!  Also, the unhinged spectre of a full month of Cage craziness may be on the horizon.

Episode 72: Shoot ‘Em Up

In this episode, we take a look at the 2007 over the top action movie, Shoot ‘Em Up!  What if Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd were psychopathic gun wielding people with powerful ambition and poor impulse control?  Also, Megan laments the missed opportunity to see Clive Owen dress up as a sexy lady bunny to seduce Paul Giamatti.

Episode 71: Theatre of Blood

In this episode, we discuss one of our favorite Vincent Price movies of all time, Theatre of Blood, where revenge horror meets Shakespearean camp!  Grab your finest bedroom grape stand and attend to this tale of woe where the most unrealistic thing is that theater critics are somehow really, really rich and live in castles.

Episode 70: Double Trouble

In this episode, we take a look at the Barbarian Brothers, two muscle bound twins with questionable acting chops who are oddly compelling on camera, in their buddy cop movie, Double Trouble!  It’s sort of like smashing together Beverly Hills Cop with 48 Hours and then sticking it in a blender with Conan and an Olson Twins feature.  It’s predictable, but enjoyable.

Episode 68: Soylent Green

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.

Episode 67: Logan’s Run

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.

Episode 66: Hard Ticket to Hawaii

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.

Episode 65: All The Marbles

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.