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Episode 78 - Dead and Breakfast and Pumaman.mp3

The horror comedy is always a bit of a tricky balancing act. Very few movies manage to strike the right balance of horror and comedy and it's quite often that the movie will fail to be all that scary or all that funny. Dead & Breakfast is a little light on the horror (though it does have some nice practical effects gore) but it is pretty funny and its got an a interesting voodoo-like take on its zombies that makes for good watching. Trevor and Gabbie will tell you all about it.

Then, with our bottom 100 movie, we learn that being a Pumaman gives you all sorts of puma-like powers. Powers like super strength, seeing in the dark, a danger sense, entering a pseudo-death state, flying through the air and teleporting to any location you have been to before. Truly the puma is one of nature's greatest creatures. This week, we will tell you all about the wonderfully awful Pumaman featuring none other than Donald Pleasence!

Direct download: Episode_78_-_Dead_and_Breakfast_and_Pumaman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

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 EDT

Episode 72 - Deep Impact and Son of the Mask

This week, the earth is in grave danger as a truly horrific fate is unleashed upon humanity. But enough about Son of the Mask. First up, we have Deep Impact: A young Frodo spots a comet and it is up to President Morgran Freeman to calm the American people and spearhead the effort to save the human race. 

Then it's on to the aforementioned Son of the Mask. Truly this is an inspired idea for a film. First off, none of the cast from the first movie has anything to do with this movie other than a brief appearance by creationist superstar and all-around moron Ben Stein. Then they decide, hey, what if someone wearing The Mask had sex and knocked someone up? And then the baby had the same powers as The Mask? How can that not be comedy gold? 

Tune in to hear Trevor's thoughts on why Deep Impact is worth watching, Gabbie's attempts to sort of defend Armageddon and share Gabbie and Trevor's pain as they discuss Son of the Mask

Direct download: Episode_72_-_Deep_Impact_and_Son_of_the_Mask.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59am EDT

Episode 71 - Time Chasers

This week we delve into the bottom 100 movie, Time Chasers. When our hero, Nick Miller, invents a flying time machine he immediately sells the invention to Gencorp, a definitely not evil corporation, because hey, what could go wrong? But then, shockingly, it turns out that something does go wrong and Gencorp breaks the future so now it's up to Nick, a reporter, and Nick's trusty bicycle to save the future. 

We then round out the episode with discussion on a couple of recent theatrical releases, Hansel and Gretel and Warm Bodies

Direct download: Episode_71_-_Time_Chasers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Episode 70 - The Land Unknown

With Gabbie away and Trevor under the weather, it's a shorter than usual episode this week. Still we do get to have a romp in that long lost tropical paradise, Antarctica. A naval expedition crash lands in a hidden valley that has been isolated from the rest of the world and is somehow still in the Mesozoic era. Also, it's the 50s so you know what that means! That's right, it means awkward dinosaur costumes, clumsy mechanical dinosaurs and, of course, real lizards posing as dinosaurs while being forced to fight each other (no "no animals were harmed in the making of this film disclaimer for them)!

It's cheesy, but it's mostly good fun so why not enjoy our discussion of The Land Unknown.

And when you are done listening, why not head over to YouTube and watch the film yourself

Direct download: Episode_70_-_The_Land_Unknown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Episode 69 - The House at the End of the Street and Eegah

You know how whenever you move into a new house, there's always that one creepy house at the end of the street owned by that guy nobody likes? And how it always turns out that he's got his supposedly dead sister hidden in the basement for safekeeping? Well, that's what happens in House at the End of the Street as Elissa and her mom, Sarah, (played by Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue respectively) get to be the new neighbors and Ryan (played by Max Thierot) gets to be the guy nobody likes. You just know it's a sure-fire recipe for wacky hi-jinx!

Then in our bottom 100 film, we have Eegah! Did you know that giants once walked the earth? It says so right in the Bible! And that's all the justification this movie needs to focus its film on the last giant left. A caveman played by the impressively gigantic Richard Kiel (who would later become much better known as Jaws in a couple of James Bond films). Richard Kiel plays Eeegah and he mostly lives alone when he's not busy kidnapping a elderly man and his attractive daughter. This film doubles as a promotional vehicle for the singing sensation, Arch Hall Jr. so you can be sure we'll get the occasional musical performance to break up all the kidnapping and inappropriate behavior. 

Direct download: Episode_69_-_House_at_the_End_of_the_Street_and_Eegah.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT