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Episode 77 - UHF and Glitter

It's a double dose of musicians starring in movies this week. First up, we have the cult classic, UHF, starring Weird Al as a imaginative but unfocused man who suddenly gets tasked with running an obscure UHF TV station.

For the bottom 100 film, we have the quite terrible, Glitter! Mariah Carey playing Billie Frank. Billie is stuck ghosting for an untalented singer until she is discovered by a DJ named Dice. Soon her career is on the rise, but it's not all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows for our duo!

Direct download: Episode_77_-_UHF_and_Glitter.mp3
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Episode 76 - Kids Get Dead and Surf School

This week, we kick things off with the awesomely titled Kids Go to the Woods... Kids Get Dead. This film attempts to recreate both the 80s slasher feel and the late night horror host phenomenon. One of us thought this movie was a whole lot of fun. The other of us was less positive in his or her assessment. But I'm pretty sure the first person was correct. 

Trevor and Gabbie are in total agreement on the bottom 100 film though. 2006's Surf School manages to be incredibly cliche, painfully unfunny and just all-around terrible. But at least the theme song is catchy in a bad sort of way.

Direct download: Episode_76_-_Kids_Get_Dead_and_Surf_School.mp3
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Episode 75 - Apart and Anne B. Real

Our movie this week is Apart. The touching story about a man, Noah, searching for his lost memories. Most of these lost memories involve his best friend and love interest, Emily. Turns out that Noah and Emily have shared hallucinations. Or maybe they are shared visions that foretell the future? And apparently when Noah and Emily are around each other the visions/hallucinations are worse, maybe? It's kinda confusing?

Our bottom 100 movie, Anne B. Real, is much more straightforward though. It's your standard tale of a young Hispanic woman who becomes obsessed with the Diary of Anne Frank, and also she wants to be a rapper, but she's kinda shy. Geez, Hollywood, haven't we told this story enough times already?

Direct download: Episode_75_-_Apart_and_Anne_B_Real.mp3
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Episode 74 - The Shape of Things to Come and Soultaker

It's a double-serving of cheese this week. First see Canada's answer to Star Wars, The Shape of Things to Come. If you want sci-fi movies that feature incredibly dated robots, fighting with pipes and trash can lids and Jack Palance wearing a goofy helmet, boy is this the movie for you!

Then the cheese-fest continues with our bottom 100 film, Soultaker. It turns out that when you die, Joe Estevez gets to collect your soul in a glowstick! So, uh, watch out, I guess.

The movies may not be so good, but it's a cheese-lovers' paradise!

For just a hint of what you are in for, check out this YouTube clip from The Shape of Things to Come!

Direct download: Episode_74_-_The_Shape_of_Things_to_Come_and_Soultaker.mp3
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Episode 73 - Vamps and House of the Dead

Have you ever found yourself saying to yourself, "Self, I'd like to watch a really girly vampire movie, but I want something that is more Clueless-girly than angsty teenager garbage-girly (*cough* Twilight *cough*)" then you have some really strange conversations. But more importantly, Vamps may be just the film for you! And if that sounds like a horrible idea for a vampire movie, perhaps the fact it has Richard Lewis, Sigourney Weaver and Malcom MacDowell will sweeten the deal? We won't promise greatness, but Vamps definitely has its moments.

And then for our Bottom 100 movie, we have another film from Dr. Uwe Boll with House of the Dead. You may wonder why someone would choose to make a movie off a modestly popular rail shooter. Maybe the rights were cheap? Over the years, Uwe Boll has built a reputation for himself that often has him characterized as a modern day Ed Wood. Is that earned? Trevor and Gabbie will discuss as they tackle this very, very loose adaptation of the video game franchise.

Direct download: Episode_73_-_Vamps_and_House_of_the_Dead.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST