Sep 30, 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 142
This week features the first half of our coverage from ScareFest including an interview with LEA THOMPSON!!!! Which really just becomes a vocalization of Bryan’s big, sappy, teenage crush on Lea. A flame that is still burning to this day. Mushy and embarrassing? Yes. Does it stop him? No. Luckily Lea is a kind and understanding sort who takes pity on this poor fool and then goes on to talk about some great movies.
All that plus a stop at a peddler’s mall and even dinner at The Parkette - a 50’s drive-in diner. All before our discussion on this week’s Sofa Theater feature: Mutants. A French horror movie about zombies, except it’s not really zombies because they are infected with a virus and then never actually die…so I guess they become Mutants? Ehhh, we’ll cover the rest during the episode.
And somewhere around the discussion of fried bologna and other galactic funk, we also mention…excuse me you have a squirrel in your eye, They Might Be Giants, They Live, Amber Heard’s bitter sister, Man or Astro Man, rounding down, Freaked, 28 Days Later, a Muhammad Ali boxing puppet, John Leguizamo, that guy has child-bearing hips, Veronica Mars, Hayden Christensen, Detention, artsy Amber Heard videos, seeing Kid Rock live, Vanishing on 7th Street, trying to ditch the annoying kid, one of the great bombs of all time, are you tasting with your eyeballs?, Cold Prey, Tenacious D, Bryan is Lea’s density, Steve Guttenberg’s convincing as a child molester, is a smoke bomb a good idea?, Felissa Rose, holding the Sword of Omens, 15 paintings of Amanda Jones, The Phantom, teleporting musicians, Stubbs the Zombie, I wish this movie would vanish out of my brain - because it sucked, hairless cats with four nostrils, the first day of shooting…we were ten days behind, The Beastmaster 4 - Dar goes to Space, odd on-screen romances, pulling your own teeth out, Tonka toy adventure sets, working as part of the creative machine, an interview with Alfred Hitchcock, Switched at Birth, puma-people, cars with eyelashes, Twinkies…a healthy diet in a post-apocalyptic world, they got boogie in their space pants, the poor man’s Riddick, breaking dancers legs, Popular Photography magazine, Zach Galligan, being stuck by yourself, sneaking off to Germany, and getting hi-fived by Lance Henriksen.
Spoiler Alert: Spoilers for They Live, Veronica Mars, Vanishing on 7th Street, and probably some other movies as well.
“…which sometimes does that in life…you know, the thing you want most, is not really the thing you‘re supposed to do. “