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Hush Jessimae

Movie Meltdown - Episode 346

This week we are joined by our special guest co-host comedian Jessimae Peluso, as we crash a wedding, look things up on Google and talk movies. And eventually we round things out by discussing this week's Sofa Theater feature: Hush. The 2016 movie about a deaf author alone in the woods being hunted by a deranged masked killer.

And as we think of six new domains to claim just during this episode, we also mention... a study on working out, Oculus, living on a shoestring budget, horror Kick-Ass, The Innkeepers, a dyslexic moment, John Carpenter's The Thing, being predatory, Brainscan, Gerald's Game, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor movies, Carrie, The Last House on the Left, sucks to be you Room 128, Milla Jovovich, cinematic compositions, nerd gym shoes, did you get frustrated, Marlee Matlin, a jacked-up methhead pony tail with half my face looking like I just got punched, genius dogs, A Clockwork Orange, I do do, Syracuse, #Methamphetamines, the damsels in distress, The Host, Bloodsucking Bastards, bullshit gore, you think about your muscles working out, you gotta diversify, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, zinc in your vag, Danse Macabre, enjoying the challenge of comedy, great trailer... movie sucks, you never know when you're going to need to load a crossbow, Trollhunter, horror/comedy is such a fine line to get right, Gisele B√ľndchen was sitting on it for 10 years, Jones the cat and we've been riddled with the Maggard/Cain.

Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 2016 film Hush, so go watch the movie before listening to the last half of this episode. You have been warned...

For more on Jessimae's stand-up tour as well as her podcast Sharp Tongue, go to:

"I went right from the dick to the Lord." - "I hope that's on a T-Shirt for you."

Direct download: Hush_Jessimae_Ep_346_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

The Moonwalkers

Movie Meltdown - Episode 345

This week we recap some recent viewings, before we discuss the Kubrick-inspired, scheming action comedy - Moonwalkers starring Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint. And while we decide just where we fall on the spectrum of the conspiracy, we also mention... Eye in the Sky, Zootopia, Creed, falling asleep to Forensic Files, Knight of Cups, Scandal, a natural physicality, Jessica Chastain, Robert Plant mixed with Kylo Ren, flying jellyfish, evil memory foam, Cronos, Better Call Saul, drug use applied to PTSD, mismatched libidos, you can't get momentum 'cause there's no springs, Interstellar, I never tire of watching Ron Perlman beat the hell out of people, not becoming romantically involved, Aaron Paul get teary-eyed, the special girls who love Beauty and the Beast, Fargo, a lot of coke, City of Lost Children, blowing people's heads off... but my nachos were great.

Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 2015 film Moonwalkers, so you better watch it before you listen. Oh yeah, and there's a random Moon spoiler at the end of the episode as well... you have been warned!

"Ron Perlman and Ron Weasley in a movie together... I kind of need to see that."

Direct download: The_Moonwalkers_Ep_345_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:09am EDT

Batman and Superman v Jenna Busch

Movie Meltdown - Episode 344

This week we are joined by our special guest co-host Jenna Busch to discuss Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. You'll know Jenna from her amazing list of geek-oriented accomplishments. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist,, IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. And this episode we talk about her experience in the "geek scene" overall as well as sinking our teeth into Zack Snyder's latest superhero entry.

And while we nostalgically reminisce about our first death threats, we also discuss... Gamergate, collateral damage, Euclidean geometry, having a little fun with Jimmy Olsen, Sucker Punch, Hawkgirl, I love comics, Gal Gadot fighting a Balrog, The Death of Superman, David Goyer, The Crow 2, his weird God obsession, the DC animated universe, she worked her ass off, Superman fights Facebook, Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Dark Knight Returns, manufactured conflict, nuke the city, things hurt more when your in your 40's then when your in your 20's, Xena: Warrior Princess, what is this ice cream?, reverence for characters, you get me Cap, the CW universe, made from clay, the Princess isn't your reward, I'm not sure that they're trying to adequately capture ancient Egyptian civilization, sad Batman, Kumaré, this enormous sea of stars, front-load everything in our franchise, being a feminist, villain monologue time, a series of chase sequences and heists, the bats raised him up, I like war pigs, being a demigod, because money, didn't life insurance pay out?, pee = explosion, Will Arnett, my DM's a woman, I feel bad for the script supervisor on this movie, the gold melts under dragon fire... when it needs to, Joss Whedon, The Flash, Jolly Ranchers, The Justice Society of America's secretary, they filmed studio notes, Christopher Reeve, contradicting your own mythos and riding around on kangaroos.

Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers revealed for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice... so watch it beforehand. You have been warned.

"Based on the last movie, I honestly don't think any human being on Earth has any reason to believe that Superman is a good person. He's leveled like two major cities - and he hasn't saved one cat."

For more on Jenna, follow @JennaBusch on Twitter and go to

Direct download: Batman_and_Superman_v_Jenna_Busch_Ep_344_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

Porn Sharks

Movie Meltdown - Episode 343

This week we hang out at the bastion, discuss some things we've seen lately and then we take it upon ourselves to sit down to watch Avalanche Sharks. Thankfully we stumble upon an amazing "second screen experience" that almost makes the whole movie worthwhile.

And as we fall down a rabbit hole full of titles of "other" movies, we also discuss... Negasonic Teenage Warhead, American Horror Story, the Mystic Seer devil, He Never Died, Emma Roberts, Clancy Brown, Daredevil, he likes him some Famke Janssen, Attack of the Killer Doughnuts, Deadpool, Leonardo DiCaprio v Lady Gaga, Shakespeare with no tentacles... no rocket ships, I'm a button masher... through and through, in a Robitussin coma, Eric from True Blood's brother, also known as... stupid, I'm pretty sure I could fit one hand around her throat, I'm gonna keep hammering at this until someone makes me a useful superhero, hey... you wanna be in a movie?, having a subscription to Solider of Fortune magazine, dino ice demon ghost sharks, thrust into this stupid adult world, an undeveloped siamese twin, gun safety, Henry Rollins, orange blood, Bait, no amount of Milk Bones is worth this, buying comic books at the drug store, Sand Sharks, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, swoopy-hair girl, IDPA, your brain works in mysterious ways, and we never saw pee girl again, being a mercenary, Gina Holden, Ryan Reynolds and The Squeals of Ticklish Nice Girls.

Spoiler Alert: Ha... like you can spoil this movie.

"I mean... this is way more entertaining then that movie was!"

Direct download: Porn_Sharks_Ep_343_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13pm EDT

Attack of Tiffany!

Attack of the Killer Soundtrack - Episode 37

It's an 80's movie dance party - co-hosted by TIFFANY!! That's right... The Meltdown Gang hangs out at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention - with none other then 80's international pop sensation Tiffany!! So join us as we discuss some of our favorites costumes from the day as well as build our own 80's soundtrack of songs from movies, and of course Tiffany joins in and picks a few of her favorite songs as well. And we couldn't talk with Tiffany and not ask her about her crossing over into acting - in particular, her lead role in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. More specifically, just how real was that fight with Debbie Gibson?! And listen as we try explaining to Lucy what the Power Rangers were/are... even though we think she was in fact ON the show!

And as we try to decide if there are actually recent MySpace stories, we also mention... denim jackets in Indonesia, the A.D. had to place the extras, who would have know it would have worked out, the titular song, touring the world, in Indonesia, hyping the rivalry, the hair is different but they're still just as cool, a little mini-rock opera, speed dating was free for chicks, I was at the grocery store, being directed by Mary Lambert, Agent Carter, being on an 80's cruise, just sitting on the back porch, it's a big investment, the fight scene was everything every Tif and Deb fan wanted to see, Purple Rain, I wanna be transformed back to that time period, in my own special universe, little kids in glittery costumes, can we watch that again... 'cause I missed that the first time around, you'll have a better shot at survival... if you accessorize properly, opening for Flock of Seagulls, he loves hookers and Julia Roberts, it was bigger then I ever expected, those eyes... are totally useful, the Dynasty fight, she needs a demo, I can see you using them, it was like a 'Tiffany moment' everywhere she went, once you go Crocs you can never go back, the Butler Brothers, giving me cookies to go away, more then a man... let's fight over gators and pythons, this broken down old theme park, the movie was named after the song, this is a very special episode... of the Power Rangers and there's something about glitter!

"...there was times, when I threw my body weight into it - and I was like 'oh... don't crush Deborah!'"

For more on Tiffany and her new album "A Million Miles", go to:

And to plan your trip to the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, go to:

Direct download: Attack_37_Tiffany_Ep_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Attack of Emily Wells!

Attack of the Killer Soundtrack - Episode 36

This week we sit down with singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, experimental artist and all-around musical prodigy - Emily Wells. In addition to her extensive collection of solo work over the years, you may also know Emily from her contributions to the "Stoker" soundtrack. So we talk with her about working with director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) as well as collaborating with the film's composer Clint Mansell.

And as we continue to be foolish and daring, we also discuss... Vivaldi, Johnny Carson, 80's pop culture, The Criterion Collection, inhabiting the character, Richard Brautigan, pretty sheltered, a very clear idea of what he wants, a Suzuki program, India Stoker, think in landscape, Bach, a nerdy kid, Jay Z, in a way... it was a gift, a total wonderful kook, he carves the space out for you and you get to fill it for yourself, it struck some sort of a chord in me, Bushwick, Tarantino, all that teenage stuff, Chopin, express an idea that is a song, Mister Rogers, kind of different then my normal process, he brought a clip of the film, there is definitely intention behind my choices, but... to me, it all makes sense, I got a 4-track, playing, performing, learning, creation, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, those were the shifts that gave me a different kind of fire around music, I believe limitations are vitality, the bones of the song, Scorsese, Something Beautiful Etc., Beethoven, I kind of felt like a teenager in my bedroom learning someone else's songs, creative friends, spring reverb unit and he really jarred my brain... out of itself a bit.

"Director Park came to one of my shows... and it was like 'the rest is history' kind of a thing."

For more on Emily's music, go to:

Direct download: Attack_36_Emily_Wells_Ep_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

10 Cloverfield Lane

Movie Meltdown - Episode 342

This week we welcome our special guest co-hosts comedians Laura Sanders and Michael Meyers as we discuss the new movie - 10 Cloverfield Lane.

And as we discuss the time-honored tradition of having lemons thrown at you, we also mention... Gravity, a world of survivalists, JJ Abrams, I don't like ointment, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I've never seen so much hate in someone's eyes... directed at me, Satan in the elevator, you're bein' mean, either way you're dead, the anxiety never ends, oh man... Fred needs us, Justin Long, some dinosaurs no aliens, John McClane, puzzles and teen magazines, defensive positions when watching scary movies, Dan Trachtenberg, bitches love ice cream, I started to use some choice words towards her, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Room, he reaches out his little tentacle, I work better under pressure, murder guy... a pool of acid... a giant explosion, Death Proof, John Goodman, she needs to love the alien for himself, that dead girl's T-Shirt, she's a MacGyver, a kind and forgiving character and Penetration took the stage.

Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the new movie 10 Cloverfield Lane, so go see the movie before listening. You have been warned.

"Why is it always the guys with the bunkers who are crazy?"

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Direct download: 10_Cloverfield_Lane_Ep_342_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

Attack of  J. Mitchell!

Attack of the Killer Soundtrack - Episode 35

This week we welcome our special guest co-host J. Mitchell to discuss some of his favorite songs from different soundtracks over the years as well as the process of putting together the latest album "Lonesome No More" with his band Nellie Pearl.

Plus as we decide just which members of the band are from Planet Zuton, we also mention... Kickstarter, canoeing down the Colorado River, The Huffington Post, an old historic theater, getting into the The B-52s, I'm done... my life's work is complete, Plenty of Fish, Barry Gibb's internet feed, pizza by the slice, a Gibson firebird, The Last Waltz, the gourd-banjo pickin' rooster, we're not really even friends man, that album came with 3-D glasses, they are of the same species, mushroom tea and Alice in Wonderland, she hurt my feelings, a flatscreen, the whole band is a bunch of weirdos, Sean Penn, drank an entire bottle of wine onstage, people that were upset with me, Evan Rachel Wood, walked back up the Pacific coast, a law firm's Christmas party, hitchhiking to Mexico, took that lap steel and plugged it into some distortion pedals, a droning pipe organ, a cassette of their second album, The Pulse of Americana, Plymouth, Michigan, Jelly Swirl and you can't argue with the universe.

"Lonesome No More... it will be your best friend."

For more on Nellie Pearl, go to:

Direct download: Attack_35_Jonathon_Nellie_Pearl_Ep_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

The 8th Annual Oscar Meltdown

Movie Meltdown - Episode 341

It's time for the 8th annual Oscar Meltdown! This week, we announce the winners of "The Foilers" while in the midst of our usual Oscar shenanigans. And while we eat our weight in bacon, we also discuss... Oscar wardrobe, the ability to have symbolic thought, Disney lawyers, watching Chopped, a Tiger Beat villain, Junkie XL, I'm so sad by how much drugs and sex I have, Netflix and Adam Sandler, very third grade, Adam Driver, he looked like the meat, pinkeye, downloading a series into your brain, Le Matos, Johnny Depp IS a questionable decision, I feel like the fat has solidified in my gastrointestinal tract, Silver Surfer is bad-ass, give her a few years of press junkets, Happy Feet, bargain basement tights, oral sex and murder, druids... cool, The Walk, Terminator Genisys, The Hours, Kingsman, Rose Byrne, suck him into that hole, The Hulk, I sing that song to myself, how is more icing a bad thing?, white dog hair, Katy Perry, Han Solo, ctrl alt Depp, complete CG overkill, finding a smart way to present the dumb, a Redbox abortion, Babe: Pig in the City, it's a 1 to 1 ratio, Jupiter Ascending, Skeet Ulrich, Immortan Joe, two and a half Xanax, Vera Wang, feel free to fillet him, unofficial FBI profiles and #FoilersSoDiverse.

Spoiler Alert: It's REALLY hard to announce some of these categories without spoiling certain aspects of the films. So... potential spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, Bone Tomahawk, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario, Ex-Machina and probably several other movies along the way. You have been warned.

"Yes Oscar Meltdown. It's that magical night where we, here at Movie Meltdown, get together on Oscar night and then completely disregard the Oscars and hand out our own coveted awards - The Foilers!"

A special thank you to Stone Cross Farms for supplying some of the food for Oscar Meltdown. For more information... 

Direct download: Oscars_8_Ep_341_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

Dan Cummins is your Huckleberry

Movie Meltdown - Episode 340

This week we welcome our special guest co-host Dan Cummins to discuss comedy, building a career in the entertainment industry and we cover one of Dan's favorite movies in this week's Sofa Theater feature - Tombstone.

And while we reminisce about descrambling the signal, we also mention... infotainment, being legends, push through the noise, chubby Billy Bob Thornton, a wraith that's come back from beyond the grave, Sharon Stone, I don't have a problem with nudity, my little town didn't have anything going on really, Porter Ridge, be a lawyer, all girl-focused, a lot of guns, Kurt Russell, a giant satellite dish, honing your writing muscles, alleviate the tension, death montages, Rambo, working in reality television, Idaho, that moment changed my whole life, Silicon Valley, American Wiseass!, school is a scam, Space Invaders AND Pac-Man, my view of my dad, I identify as comedian, Saturday Night Live, Cobra, you can punch them in the face, Demi Moore, Playboy vs. Redbook, I'm gonna work on my band, virtually lawless, Gillian Anderson, building chandeliers out of deer antlers, Bill Paxton, being a junkie, the wild West version of the grim reaper, pulling the strings, consulting producing, it is kind of impressive and shady at the same time, Tuberculosis aka Consumption, the tech start-up in Silicon Valley, writing, alternate casting and how can you NOT have Sam Elliott in your Western?

Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for Tombstone... so watch the movie beforehand. You have been warned.

"To this day... my favorite thing... is just to lay on the coach with some popcorn and some drinks - and just watch a good movie."

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Direct download: Dan_Cummins_is_your_Huckleberry_Ep_340_-_3000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT