We are joined by Sara Netley, and Jo to discuss Sara’s pet film, the 1996 Geena Davis starring, Shane Black scripted, Samuel L. Jackson co-starring, Brian Cox’d cameo’d, uzi laden blockbuster (of Sara’s heart). Join us as our reviews are nearly as varied and confounding as the film’s villains.
This Episode we are joined by Sara Netzley to discuss Takashi Miike’s 1999 film Ōdishon (Audition). We unanimously agree that this film is best experienced devoid of expectations and foreknowledge, so please, go see it before you hear us discuss it, and we all agree, you SHOULD go see it!
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This week week’s film will DOMINATE most others in its ability to INDUCE thoughtful discussion of the alternative lifestyles of Professor William Marston, his wife Elizabeth, and their partner and ingénue Olive, who became the primary inspiration for Marston’s creation of Wonder Woman. We SUBMIT to you this film is well worth your time, and as always we thank you for your COMPLIANCE.
We are joined this week by Kiki, Steve, and Jeanie.
This week, we lined up two great Hollywood films for your listening pleasure, 1990’s, “Goodfellas” and 1997’s, “Boogie Nights.” Tonight, we are joined again by Steve from both the Not Just Another Geek and Not Just Another Disney podcasts. Both films explore the concepts of family, loyalty, and hubris. But is they share an ethos as well?
Sean and Henno sent Roy home to get his fu**ing shine box this week, and what an episode he missed!
We are back with our second new release film discussion of the modern MTN era (the other was ‘On the QT’ when Once Upon a Time in Hollywood released in theaters). This time, it’s the M. Night Shyamalan thriller, ‘Old.’ There is lots to unpack here. We ask why we constantly see Shyamalan’s films knowing many of them are underwhelming. Is Night simply a master of creating trailers? Should he collaborate with better writers or directors, and if so, whom? We have a lot to say about his ego sabotages much of his films.
We are joined by Steve, host of the currently on a semi-annual break, Not Just Another Geek and Not Just Another Disney podcasts. Sean, Roy, and Steve worked together at a movie theater over 25 years ago, and they have podcasted together over 100 times. Steve is one of the nicest people in the world, but that may not help M. Night Shyamalan tonight.
We hope you enjoy the show!
We are re-joined by Jo to discuss Peter Jackson’s 1992 (1993 in the U.S.) tour-de-force gore-fest, Dead Alive. This movie is hard to find (unless you shop on eBay, are willing to take it from YouTube, or you’re a pirate), but it is available if you do the work. If you haven’t seen it, most of us think you’re missing out.
This film has both past horror references and is referenced by many as well. We have a mother who smothers her son, zombies, stop-motion animation, violence, gore, gag-inspiring moments, and so much more. If you love blood, gore, fun and interesting characters, and gross-out moments, this film is for you.
We hope you enjoy the show! If you feel moved, please write us a review on your pod-player of choice.
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Episode 54 is going to be a discussion about M. Night Shyamalan’s new release, Old. Is this another good M. Night picture or an intriguing trailer wasted? We welcome back Steve from @notanothrpod on this episode.
We have a mega-versus this week, and we bring in an action movie expert to meet the challenge. We welcome Michael Scott from both the Dana Buckler Show and Adkins Undisputed Podcast to help figure out which one of these Paul Verhoeven films is just a bit better.
Robocop and Starship Troopers are two Paul Verhoeven films made ten years apart. Robocop is a look at crime-ridden Detroit and a new cyborg creation trying to reduce crime where the corporation who runs the police is worse than the criminals Robocop is trying to arrest. Starship Troopers is about four high school friends who join the military and find out young that they are underprepared to fight an alien bug army of undetermined size.
We are split evenly on the films. We hope you do your part and reply to us with your pick.
Fast-forward to the late 1970s. Spielberg decides to direct a comedy about further attacks by the Japanese in World War II. This movie is loaded with talented writers and actors. Robert Zemekis, Robert Stack, Bob Gale, Toshirô Mifune, Christopher Lee, Murray Hamilton, Lorraine Gary, John Belushi, Ned Beatty, John Candy, and much, much, more. Spielberg is the hottest director leading one of the (if not the) finest casts in movie history.
Contrary to popular opinion, this movie did not flop. However, it was only a minor success. We are re-joined by Carmelita (from our Blues Brothers episode) to grade and discuss what some consider a well-made film and one of us graded much lower (and everyone else in-between). Be sure to give our 1941 episode a listen and let us know what you think!
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This week, with the help of our “Journalism professor by day, TV reviewer by night” doctor friend, @saranetzley, we double-dip two of Mike Myers’ dual-role films. First is the well-known and quoted British spy spoof. The other is a cult classic that should be equally well-known and quoted, but somehow slipped through the cracks during its 1993 release.
For at least two films and a great opening to the third, the Austin Powers films have delighted millions, been quoted often, and was a very popular Halloween costume in the late 90s. So I Married an Axe Murderer is the Jan Brady of Mike Myers films. Sandwiched between Wayne’s World and Austin Powers, SIManAM is the story of a beat poet who is terrified of marriage who might be dating Mrs. X – the lady who marries and kills her husbands. You can argue that Jan eventually turned out to be the biggest catch of the three. Will our panel agree SIManAM comes to the same conclusion?
Next episode: A yet-unnamed Earworms Part Two with @epic_lish and @kmaemaier
This week, we dive into another Abrahams, Zucker, and Zucker film, Top Secret! For those of you who expect another panel of A grades (like Airplane! earned last week), we’re about to violate the Geneva Convention
We hope you enjoy episode 24! Be sure to give us a review, so we can be recommended to new people. Thanks if you do!!!