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Episode 59 - Phantoms and Snowboard Academy

On the show this week we tackle 1998's Phantoms starring Ben Affleck, Rose McGowan, Liev Schreiber and some other folks. At first glance this is a standard paranormal thriller with a bunch of missing townsfolk and some creepy happenings. But is it really a paranormal thriller? Or is there something more sci-fi-y going on? 

Then on our bottom 100, we learn about how cool snowboarding is while being entertained by some 'hilarious' slapstick in Snowboard Academy starring Jim Varney (of Ernest fame), Corey Haim, Brigitte Nielsen and Joe Flaherty. Joe Flaherty might be a funny guy, but he's no match for this pile of dreck. 

So gather around for another double dose of reviews!

Direct download: Episode_59_-_Phantoms_and_Snowboard_Academy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Episode 58 - Asylum Blackout and Epic Movie

We kick things off this week with a curious incident that took place in an asylum. An asylum that just happened to have a power outage (as you may have guessed from the subtle title, Asylum Blackout). George and his friends serve food in an insane asylum by day and attempt to become rockstars by night. All and all, it's not a great life, but when the power goes out and the inmates get loose, you just know things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.

Then it's back to the dreaded "Movie movie" territory for #68 on the Bottom 100 list as Trevor and Gabbie tackle 2007's Epic Movie featuring 'hilarious' spoofs of The Chronicles of Narnia, Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean, the X-Men fanchise, any other major movies from late 2006 and early 2007 and whatever random pop culture crap the writers decided to throw in. If bestiality, poop jokes and punchlines you can see a mile away are your thing, boy are you in for a treat!

Join us in this week's episode filled with shocking revealations, lots of ranting and some other stuff!

Direct download: Episode_58_-_Asylum_Blackout_and_Epic_Movie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Now that Halloween's over for another year, we take a break from the horror to discuss the 2012 action thriller, The Aggression Scale. It's kind of like Home Alone if Kevin's parents had been shot and he and his sister had to engage the burglars in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Also, Ray Wise is there!

Then we learn that just because you like the actor playing the title character doesn't mean the movie isn't going to be a complete mess. Especially if they give the actor a "cool" distortion effect on his voice so you can barely make out any of his lines. That's what happens with Matt Frewer and #69 on the bottom 100 list, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace

So gather round and join this week's discussion!

Direct download: Episode_57_-_The_Aggression_Scale_and_Lawnmower_Man_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

It's time for the early November Halloween special! Yay!

For this special, we've got 1979's When a Stranger Calls, a film adaptation of the whole "the calls are coming from inside the house" thing. Or at least that's the first 25 minutes or so. Then the whole story goes off on a whole other direction. 

Then we jump forward a decade to 1989's Pet Sematary where we learn that apparently it isn't a good idea to use unholy powers to raise things from the dead. Who knew?

Direct download: Episode_56_-_Halloween_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT