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Episode 130 - Children of the Corn 4 and Monster a Go Go

This week we are taking another journey into the cornfield with Children of the Corn 4: The Gathering. This is the first in the series to go direct to video and it has a very different take on the story. You would think that this would lead to disaster but as long as you aren't a Children of the Corn purist (if there is such a thing), it's a good way to freshen up the franchise. 

Then for our bottom 100 movie, we are in truly awful territory again with Monster a Go Go. If you love ultra low budget 60s horror and sci-fi where nothing really happens, this is the film for you!

Direct download: Episode_130_-_Children_of_the_Corn_4_and_Monster_a_Go_Go.mp3
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Episode 129 - Knights of Badassdom and Alom.net

Haven't we all had one of those days where our girlfriend dumps us, our friends force us into live-action role-playing and then said friends accidentally summon a succubus? We've all been there. And that's where Joe finds himself with Knights of Badassdom.

Once we are done discussing that film, we move on to our bottom 100 movie, Álom.net, which is about another topic that has been covered to death, Hungarian romantic comedies about two teenagers who fall in love over instant messenger without realizing that they are also rivals in the real-world; it's this generation's You've Got Mail!

 

Direct download: Episode_129_-_Knights_of_Badassdom_and_Alom_Net.mp3
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Episode 128 - Panic Button and Red Zone Cuba

In our main film this week, Panic Button, we learn all about the dangers of winning all-expense paid trips from a major social networking site. Or at least that's what our 4 heroes learn after they win an all-expenses paid trip to New York courtesy of All2gethr.com. What starts out as an in-flight chance to win fabulous prizes quickly takes a much more sinister turn.

Then in our bottom 100 film, true horror strikes as the third and final Francis Coleman movie, Red Zone Cuba makes its way on to our screens. I'm not going to lie, this movie is pretty bad. 

Direct download: Episode_128_-_Panic_Button_and_Red_Zone_Cuba.mp3
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Episode 127 - Critters 3 and The Skydivers

This week we dip back into the Critter well with Critters 3. This time around the Crites are terrorizing a small apartment building and none other than a young Leonardo DiCaprio drops by to get entangled in the whole situation. 

Then in our bottom 100 movie, if you thought a movie about planes flying around was fun, wait until you get a load of this movie about people jumping out of planes. That's right it's none other than The Skydivers made by Francis Coleman, the same man responsible for The Beast of Yucca Flats. How you can you lose? 

Direct download: Episode_127_-_Critters_3_and_The_Skydivers.mp3
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Episode 126 - Cherry 2000 and Ben and Arthur

Don't you just hate it when your robot girlfriend shorts out? According to Cherry 2000, that's the sort of problem we will all be dealing with in 2017. That's the dilemma the hero of the film faces. The good news is he is able to save Cherry's memories; the bad news is the only place he can get another Cherry 2000 chassis is in the remote Zone 7 that is ruled over by a crazed Tim Thomerson. But Sam is able to hire E Johnson, the best tracker in the business, to help him find his robo-love so maybe not all hope is lost. 

Then in our bottom 100 movie, Ben and Arthur just want to get married and live happily ever after. Unfortunately for them, Arthur's brother Victor is not only super homophobic but he also belongs to a church that apparently keeps a hitman on retainer. This one is really bad but in that Birdemic or The Room sort of way. 

Direct download: Episode_126_-_Cherry_2000_and_Ben_and_Arthur.mp3
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Episode 125 - Bad Grandpa and The Starfighters

To pull a cliched saying out of the dustbin, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. To that end, here are two terrible movies, Bad Grandpa and The Starfighters. Don't worry, there is much less restraint displayed in the episode itself. 

 

 

Direct download: Episode_125_-_Bad_Grandpa_and_The_Starfighters.mp3
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Episode 124 - Machete Kills and Pledge This

This week is our long-awaited Machete Kills and Pledge This show! First up, it is the very fun Machete Kills. When a madman threatens to launch a nuclear missile at Washington, there's only one man the president can count on; that man is, of course, Machete!

Then in the bottom 100 movie Paris Hilton becomes a 4 time bottom 100 award winner with the terrible comedy, Pledge This. It's much less fun than Machete Kills, that's for sure. 

Direct download: Episode_124_-_Machete_Kills_and_Pledge_This.mp3
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Episode 123 - Lookwell and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr

We are shaking things up this week by looking at pilots starring two of Trevor's favorite actors. First up, there's Lookwell. In this pilot Adam West playing a washed-up TV star that thinks because he played a cop that means he can help solve crimes. 

Then it's on to the pilot for The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. In this one, Bruce Campbell plays the titular Brisco County Jr, a bounty hunter out to finish the work his father started. This may seem like any other Western at first glance but it's got a surprising mix of comedy, action and even science fiction that make for a very fun series. 

Want to watch Lookwell yourself? Fortunately, you can find it on Youtube! Or just watch it right here:

 

Direct download: Episode_123_-_Lookwell_and_Adventures_of_Brisco_County_Jr.mp3
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Episode 122 - Plan 9 From Outer Space and The Sinister Urge.mp3

Normally on the show we try to find those overlooked and under-appreciated films. However from time to time we also like to talk about So Bad, It's Good movies, and so we figured this would be a good time to talk about one of the pioneers of So Bad, It's Good movies, Mr. Ed Wood. 

With that in mind Trevor assembled a crack team of people who were willing to sit down and watch Ed Wood movies for an evening and this week's episode was born. 

Bad movie lovers, this one is for you. 

Direct download: Episode_122_-_Plan_9_From_Outer_Space_and_The_Sinister_Urge.mp3
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Episode 121 - Ultrachrist!

When it comes to reaching the young people, it turns out that 2000 year old texts aren't really the best option. Jesus learns this when he makes his return to modern day earth in Ultrachrist! Fortunately, he soon realizes that the youth of the world love superheroes and Ultrachrist is born. However, it's not going to be all fish and loaves for our savior. Not only is his dad pretty opposed to the costumed superhero thing but he also has to deal with the foulest of evils, the New York Parks Commissioner!

Not enough righteous Jesus action for you? Why not check out our review of Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter! Or you can watch the short film, Fist of Jesus! (warning: more than a little gore in that one). 

Direct download: Episode_121_-_Ultrachrist.mp3
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