Fri, 7 March 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 265
This week we head to "The River City Festival of Films" where we hang out with the organizers of the event, have a "Marlena Moment" update and then round things out with our own Peter Weller moment, so to speak, as we talk to the man himself.
And as we come to the realization that we are just a magnet for strange and hilarious occurences, we also discuss... RoboCop, Owensboro, Adam Ant... Elia Kazan... and Jacques Cousteau, The Spectacular Now, Sherlock, trailers for sale or rent, basically Facebook is just the refrigerators of the internet, Munchie, accurate accects, House: The Second Story, Marlena is Tyler Durden, Paul Verhoeven, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Hugh Laurie, a Garbage Pail Kid kind of puppet, The Minister, The Grudge, having a cat burglar, Moni Yakim, Naked Lunch, Police, Justified, Gerard Butler does not take his shirt off, a low-rent Ghostbuster, Problem Child, David Cronenberg, a lot of really touchy subjects, nowhere left to go but up, Hausu, Ecto-Coolers, fighting with Meat Loaf in a parking lot, The Child Protection Unit of Paris, Olympus Has Fallen, carrying a laser, Roger Miller, dairy whip, beauty mullet, I'm kind of like the Queen of laughing about things that aren't funny, seeing people getting dismembered, my dog breaks out and buy bottles of Hot Damn, William S. Burroughs and your stories are charming... all of them.
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Fri, 28 February 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 264
This week we are coming to you "Live" from "The Old Spaghetti Factory" with the return of "The Yeti Spaghetti Show"!! We had pasta, a live Yeti wandering around, as well as our own signature drink. But the real trouble begins when we let the audience vote on how bad a film they would like to see. They bring about their own doom as they pick - the epic bad option. Yes, it's a little movie known as: "To Catch a Yeti", starring the one and only Meat Loaf. Once everyone has suffered through this week’s feature, the cool kids loiter around afterwards and have a full discussion about the movie, it’s star and other frightening concepts. All that and more in the latest installment of… "The Yeti Spaghetti Show"!!
And as everyone completely forgets about the Pure Prairie League, we also mention… going back up the roller coaster, shut up Wesley, Fight Club, Gremlins, E.T., Short Circuit, Frosty the Snowman, Jack Frost, Problem Child, Home Alone, Veruca Salt, Troll 2, Critters, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Explorers, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, 8 years behind us, black pudding, Star Wars special effects, one of the greatest all-time Meatloaf based movies you could ever see, growing into your feet, Peter Bogdanovich with a mullet, pinecones as money, the black box comparison, the Ford Tempo, there was a lot of problems with the atmosphere, the space scenes were incredible, faux animal fur, accent bingo, Mullets, it was the most awesomely bad movie I have seen in my entire life, the beholder, Bobby Ewing in the shower, Henry Rollins cameo, dumpster diving at Jim Henson’s workshop, gearing up montage, Canada, going really really really dark, being able to afford recognizable songs, it was pre 9/11 you could do whatever you wanted, a certified little person, indigenous pineapples, none of the parents… all the way around - had any right having children, an expert in 80’s style and the vacuum death machine.
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the movie "To Catch a Yeti" as well as the "Six Million Dollar Man" bigfoot episodes. So you better just go watch those before you listen.
“There was a ‘To Catch a Yeti”-sized whole in my soul that is now filled. I feel final and complete.“
Fri, 21 February 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 263
This week we talk about movies, music and life in general with punk icon and actor... John Doe! John stars in the new independent film "Pleased to Meet Me", so we discuss his chemistry with co-star Aimee Mann, shooting movies in smaller cities, and playing someone in the music business vs. actually being in the music business. Plus of course we discuss his early days, his love of music, his decision to move to L.A., and the musical scene that formed the legendary band X. Then we round things out with Archie Borders, the director of "Pleased to Meet Me", as we find out about how this film came together and the challenges of directing indie films.
Plus as we ponder the significance of the "O" in the Hollywood sign, we also mention… CBGB's, Wayne Wang, Illinois, doing accents, John Entwistle, Baltimore, The Screamers, Patrick Swayze, Katie O’Brien, California is epic, The Talking Heads, the East coast, Harry Dean Stanton, ex-NAVY SEAL, outlawing lead bullets, Max's Kansas City, Blondie, The Go-Gos, Tom Hulce, Jerry Lee Lewis, falling off the balcony, opera, Velvet Underground, The Weiroes, A.P. Carter, Rowdy Harrington???, Minute Men, Oasis, Elliott Smith, John Waters, The Who, The Ramones, Hollywood Boulevard, digging to find your inner Jerry Lewis, Paul Westerberg, classical piano, Andy Warhol, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Border Radio, I blew my knee out, Rocket Man, sarcastic, Divine, Joan Baez, Gary Snyder, The Germs, Allison Anders, hanging out with LAPD, Road House, Universal Amphitheater in L.A., Sid and Nancy, Roadside Director???, musicians from the classifieds, librarian, pop art vs. fine art, Green Day, Jewel, Georgia, shooting in your hometown, I can starve on my own... I can starve in music no problem , The Big Red One, self-depricating, David Hockney, Robert Quine, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Breathless, finishing a tour, Don Cheadle, the King Ad Rock, is it a musician or an actor, movie reality, Mink Stole, Allen Ginsberg, visable holes even from the flatlands, Joe Strummer, bring that blue and white plaid shirt, Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Killer, Roadside Prophets, don't get off the boat... it's an f-ing tiger, Everyone Speaks Elton John, Nathanael West, Jim Thompson, Charles Bukowski, Diane Wakoski, a concrete structure somewhere where they can do very little damage,Ulu Grosbard, Winona Ryder, John Cusack, a big fish in a medium pond, Jon Langford and I wasn't afraid... for the first time - to rely on what I've done.
"That was a total 'pinch me' moment... 'cause we're just hanging out, getting drunk at Sun Studios - playing Jerry Lee songs!"
Fri, 14 February 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 262
The trio of terror returns for a tangent-filled hang out session that culminates in watching what is arguably an epic bad movie. Some will say it's terrible. Some will say it's genius. Maybe it's both? Either way we bust out some specialized beverages and settle in to try to make sense of "The FP".
And while contemplate just what are the darkest days of Movie Meltdown, we also mention... massages were six dollars, Lost, Snake Plissken, 100 degrees warmer, an island in the South Pacific, Freeway, Pepakura, a Frank Oz backpack, it's like Whiteboys meets Breakin'... producer by Troma, The Hobbit 2, looking like Matt Damon, finding immortality, just say ninja, Jennifer Beals, 187 mode, The Fifth Element, Post apocalyptic 80's, three layers of socks, The Last Samarai, Felicity, Dance Dance Revolution, looking cool at a geek convention, is it 3rd wall or 4th wall??, this whole movie is based on racism, kick boards, forever 80's thug life, ballet-like movie theaters, J.J. Abrams, breasts like Mona Lisa's eyes, the family owns the liquor store, magic glue, 83 minutes of glory, Channing Tatum IS Jet Li, DDR on broken glass, a magical toilet, Pacific Rim, It not only didn't have a budget... but they gave me money to watch it, Titanic, six mangos a day, sixteen movie theaters in fourteen square miles, Yoda-style, the cage match, Super 8, Inglourious Basterds, white trashville, there's more numbers belted out in this movie... then maybe a phone book, two girls - one usher, Vanilla Sky, Star Trek Into Darkness, Glamor Shots, somewhere around here... I have Saiyan Armor, electric duck-a-loo, digging for a rag, Chris Tucker, Dark City, this movie makes me wanna wear boots, Manila the capital of the Philippines, Sean Whalen, an uncircumcised fish, being duped by trailers and the secret to life is ducks.
Spoiler Alert: We will possibly spoil "The FP'. But truthfully, you have to watch "The FP" to truly believe it actually exists and got made.
"You know you wanna watch that movie again. You know you're GONNA watch that movie again!"
Thu, 6 February 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 261
In continuing our "People Who Died.. Died" series that we started last year, we take a look at the actors and performers who passed away in 2013. And along the way we realize not only how much we learn about people after they pass away, but also how quickly extremly famous people tend to be forgotten with the passage of time.
And as celebrity death completely saturates mainstream media, we also mention... James Dean, Get Shory, Joyride, It Started With Eve, the desert makes you orange, Easy Rider, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, growing a sense of humor, Bottle Rocket, Olivia de Havilland, C.H.U.D., Smokey and the Bandit, My Boyfriend's Back, Giant, David Carradine, Five Easy Pieces, The Man Who Wasn't There, aquamusicals, The Sting, 3:10 to Yuma, David Mamet, Billy Jack, East of Eden, Smoke, The Sound of Music, Lawrence of Arabia, Where the Wild Things Are, Clue, Out of Sight, Synecdoche, New York, The Hunger Games, Enter the Dragon, Intolerable Cruelty, beach movies, Johnny Weissmuller, I think it's kind of a testament to, I guess apparently, how awesome a dude he was, Grey Gardens, that's the way to go out... in the middle of jack-o-lanerns, Last Picture Show, Jack Ryan, The Royal Tenenbaums, Deep Throat, feel free to reference us, for all your wrong information, Blue in the Face, Twister, the adoption laws in Illinois, In the Loop, Varsity Blues, Back to the Beach, Being There, Joe the dog, Nashville, The Mexican, Morrissey, team trivia, being a one-woman genre, Get Crazy, Cisco Pike, riding in cars with celebrities, Running Scared, tanning booths, Three Smart Girls, First Love, and Spring Parade, angily yelling at your adopted parents, Private Benjamin, a robot dog, running for President twice... in two different parites, Batman: The Animated Series, Scent of a Woman, True Romance, Timeline, creating your own sub-genre, Jeepers Creepers, 26 years of sobriety and that's the most amazing extrapolation of that series of events.
"The forgotten famous is such a fantastic phenomenon."
Thu, 30 January 2014
Attack of the Killer Soundtrack #9 - Technobabble Edition
This episode of "Attack of the Killer Soundtrack" features Ben and Dave from “Tower of Technobabble”, and a double barrel blast of "The Killer Five" which takes us on quite a musical journey through cinema!
And as we try to unlock the secret of what makes a band, a good band, we also mention… flowery over the top music, violent jazz, old lady singing, essentially you are watching a very slow model backing up at two miles per hour, being all about love and stuff, playing with toys and puppets, watching their hands, that’s neither R nor B, galactic nebula, typing with purpose and action, analyzing your feelings, recording your TV with your tape recorder, visceral… that’s a good word for it, talking about little puppets drinking beer and goats doin’ it, weird Irish guys, the trench on the Death Star, a simple bass line, you got the touch, you’ve got the power, punctuating the action and that same piece of music gets shoved into two different machines.
“I wanna see her make her deal with the devil… become a pop star known all over the world… that would never happen unless the devil was there.”
Fri, 24 January 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 260
This episode we continue our discussion of graphic novels turned into movies that we began in episode 259. But this time we branch out with questions like, ‘Do we always NEED an origin story’? And some of us come clean about just when we decided to stop hiding that comic geek inside of us. Which makes us wonder if it’s easier being geeky in school today vs. years ago? So many dorky topics… and yet we address them all!
Plus along the way we also discuss… killing off villains, The Raid: Redemption, Underoos, Zack Snyder, Battle Royale, Sleepy Hollow, Byronic vampires, North Korea, Guardians of the Galaxy, Loki, 30 Days of Night, Nerdcore music, Persepolis, Cat Sh*t One, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Let the Right One In, Oldboy, 300, The Rocketeer, the mutant/human struggle,The Crow, Tokyopop, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Hellboy, Akira, The Craft, horror manga, Grave of the Fireflies, Evangelion, Dredd vs. Judge Dredd, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Vietnam, Gilgamesh... with ninjas, Sylvester Stallone, revisiting origin stories, Pyongyang, From Hell, Y: The Last Man, The Dark Knight, and I feel like… it ruined my childhood - less?
Spoiler Alert: Spoilers for seasons 2 and 4 of “The Walking Dead”. You have been warned!
“So here’s what we do… we start every superhero movie now, with an old cranky man coming out: ‘You damned kids should know this by now!’”
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Fri, 17 January 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 259
This week we are coming to you "live" from "The Destination" as we discuss graphic novels that have been turned into movies.
And as we celebrate the banality of existence, we also discuss... Her, Will Eisner, a pop culture oasis, Titanic, Star Wars, Jill Thompson, Harvey Pekar, Viggo Mortensen, Frank Miller, validating the art form, The Big Bang Theory, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, graphic novels seen as literature, Guy Fawkes day, Ghost World, The Sandman, He-Man, Marvel Zombies, Daria, Robert Crumb, Death Note, David Cronenberg, Belgium comic book fans, Edgar Wright, Thanos, a tour guide to Toronto, Black Science, Y: The Last Man, rebels vs terrorists, my patron saint of anxiety, A History of Violence, The Shadow, ...and then Pokémon happened, The World's End, Michael Cera, The Preacher, Dolph Lundgren, The Walking Dead, straying from the source material, Sin City, independent comics, punching Micheal Bay, Paul Giamatti, Bakamon!, Spider, Ant-Man, Sheltered, Patch Adams: The Comic, The Avengers, Days of Future Past, Road to Perdition, The Spirit, Doctor Who, Marty McFly, fan fiction, Watchmen, The Dark Phoenix Saga, American Splendor, Dick Tracy, Wolverine: Old Man Logan, V for Vendetta, A Contract with God, I would totally give him a piggyback ride and what do I have to worry about today?
"...the style was completely unique... it just didn't look like anything else. It was really rad."
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Thu, 9 January 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 258
This week we return to the infamous Bastion of Awesomeness to discuss several movies culminating in this week’s Sofa Theater feature - the killer croc movie "Primeval". And somewhere along the way a couple of us also become guinea pigs and taste test our recently acquired wasabi candy canes.
And as we think about the original way of shooting spider webs, we also bring up… The Wolverine, The World's End, Orlando Jones, The Hobbit, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender, Amber Heard, Prometheus, bone claws, jugglers, Steve Irwin, point your windshield wipers up in the air, Kenneth Branagh, Shark Night, The Necromancer, 300, awed by that level of dexterity, The Hills Have Eyes, Carmen Electra, sucking out his essence, Martin Freeman, he works for the tastiest bidder, Wallander, a cultured skink, run zig zag, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wolf Creek, nightmares with legs, Sharknado, stripper names, pissing off your girlfriend disorder, I saw my cousin eat a bug, broken Bruce, setting your co-workers on fire, Loki, Inglourious Basterds, chewed up by fire ants, Brooke Hogan, sharks in the grocery store, measuring with the Misty-scale, Starburst candy corn, little pepperonis, Jonah Hex, screaming at people in movies, Centurion, beef jerky chocolate, Blood Creek, spiders the size of my hand, oh my god this dog is singing the song of my death and Sisters of Mercy.
Spoiler Alert: Spoilers for "Primeval" as well as “The Wolverine”. You have been warned.
"But I guess if they had a movie full of smart people, it wouldn't last that long... and nothing would happen."
Fri, 3 January 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 257
This week features a random review of some of the movies we've watched in 2013. And somewhere along the way we mention... Europa Report, Trance, Kick-Ass 2, A Band Called Death, Oblivion, Pacific Rim, Elysium, The Way Way Back, Monsters University, Super, Zac Efron, Berberian Sound Studio, Searching for Sugarman, Seth MacFarlane, Jesus of Montreal, drinking your own Kool-Aid, The House on Haunted Hill, Tim Burton, it was a downer moment for the family, Sunshine, Man of Steel, Michael Caine, Geoffrey Rush, Wake in Fright, Repo Men, depressing documentaries, Outland, the demise of Pixar, a highly derivative but entertaining movie, movies that the public just didn't get, Mark Wahlberg, Chloë Grace Moretz, that's not how hypnosis works, Ghost Ship, Transformers 3, Marvel super hero movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas, American Movie, Road Games, Moon, Dark Knight Rises, Ernest goes to Jail, Dressed to Kill, the Johnny Depp show, Mystery Men, long movies, The Hulk, good review line... 'Sweaty', smashing watermelons, Inside, Danny Boyle, Beetlejuice, American Idol during Blade Runner, The Paperboy, The Apple, a lot of coke, I kind of describe it as like a Fear and Lothing in Las Vegas but in the middle of the outback... and not funny, what if Roman Polanski directed Day of the Animals?, Toys, Ted, Donald Pleasence, Pa Kent's moral stance, Margot Kidder and gruesome accidents... I like that.
Spoiler Alert: The Apple, Moon, Oblivion and Man of Steel. Take note if you care.
"It's all sacrificed on the alter of... didn't that look cool?"