Episode 81: Journeys to the Center of the Earth

In this episode we take a look at two feature film adaptions of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth! At their core both are adventure movies that tell you an exciting story about SCIENCE, but one of them has a duck named Gertrude and that bird is the single greatest avian actor of all time.

Episode 80: Terror in the Jungle

In this episode, we take a look at a movie that people apparently paid to be a part of, Terror in the Jungle.  It’s actually three movies in one, since at least two directors rage quit during filming and the producer just sort of wrote the script on the fly. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when community theater acting meets just slightly better cinematography than Manos: The Hands of Fate, you get… Terror in the Jungle!

Episode 79: Mac & Me

In this episode, we take a look at the feature film length rip-off of E.T. and commercial for McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, Mac & Me!  It’s full of all the things kids love – horrible car crashes, off-putting aliens and extreme product placement.  BUY MCDONALD’S NOW. OBEY.

Episode 78: Low Blow

In this episode, we look at one of our favorite 1980s action movies, Low Blow! Triple threat (writer/producer/actor) Leo Fong takes us on a journey of bad driving, chicken feet soup and the slowest punch outs ever as he infiltrates the cult of Cameron Mitchell aka Yaracounda.  Also, the answer to how to attract quality goons lies in a dirt pit.

Episode 77: Fiend Without a Face

In this episode, we take a look at the 1958 sci fi monster movie, Fiend Without a Face!  To modern eyes, this is a pretty tame one, but 60 years ago, it garnered an X rating from the Brits and was denounced for its gratuitous gore and violence.  The times, how they are a changing.

Episode 76: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

In this episode, we take a look at Roger Corman’s 1979 musical comedy, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, featuring the Ramones! The plot of this is nothing new, but there’s some good stuff in there anyway, including a great soundtrack and a young Clint Howard demonstrating bra removal on a blow up doll.  Also, one well timed, giant explosion.

Episode 75: The Wicker Man – Then and Now

In this episode, we take a look at the original and 2006 Nic Cage version of the folk horror film, the Wicker Man!  One involves the creepy machinations of an ancient fertility cult and the other involves Nic Cage dressed in a bear costume punching out women. We tried to answer the question of “how did it get burned?” but found that we got distracted by CGI bees turning out a more convincing performance than an Academy Award winner.

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.