Fri, 31 July 2009
Episode 32.2 - Movie Meltdown
- This week marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Purple Rain. (Hopefully you are as shocked and confounded by how that is possible as we are.) So to celebrate this film’s silver jubilee, we take a look at the music, the scene, the clothes and the sheer power of a rock star unlike the world had ever seen before.
- There’s lot of sweat and tears, and even a little blood as we recall (and discover for a couple of us) just how dark the story really is. And of course, leave it to our fearless leader to not only discuss, but to devote way too much effort into uncovering the hidden nuances of this 80’s classic. I mean, who else would bother to look for recurring motifs and grand symbolism in Purple Rain? Leave it to Bryan.
So come along and revisit the allure and spectacle that is Prince. And while your at it, take a quick dip in Lake Minnetonka!
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Wed, 22 July 2009
Episode 31.2 - Movie Meltdown
- In part 2, we continue with our Sofa Theater review of the new horror/western movie - The Burrowers.
- Plus we go over feedback, our upcoming movies, listen to an awesome song - and try to figure out what sheep cake is?
- Don't make me holster that gun for you!
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Tue, 14 July 2009
Episode 30 – Movie Meltdown
- This week we continue with the second half of our Veronica Cartwright Double Feature as we watch the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This unusually good remake also stars Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy. We go in-depth on the finer points of Philip Kaufman's film, including the addition of the conspiracies angle, the creepy mood, interesting shots and a minor comparison to the 1956 original. And we try to get over the fact that we are all now traumatized by Donald Sutherland's face!
- Plus we feature part two of our exclusive interview with Veronica Cartwright!
- And as we pet the human-faced dog, we also discuss... The Tracey Fragments, Lloyd Bridges emits pheromones, re-designing Rick Baker, Nerf party, Stephen Chow, Jodie Foster, Fred Ward, wedding debauchery, The Wolfman re-shoots, casting Green Lantern, lead-painted toys, Where to go for Kato?, The 'Hoff was really cool?, self-moderation, Bruno, Michele Gondrey, Mel Gibson shoves his hand in The Beaver, experimenting with Jarts, Todd Browning's Dracula, more of The Green Hornet, you can't trust the Government, MacGruber!, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer weiner, deep-seated human fears, The Ellen Page Show, McCarthyism vs. conspiracies, The Palace Theater, poking each other with sticks, I Love You Beth Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, goopy seventies films, serious Baywatch, belly massages, marriages falling apart, the silent Phantom of the Opera, Sacha Baron Cohen, I want a giant metallic spider, Ving Rames IS Aqua-Man, Where are they going for Hooker?, Little Man Tate, remaking The Blob, The Weinermobile is awesome, Nick Fury, Remo Williams: The Adventure Ends?, commie dogs or mutant dogs, Midnight Star, Wild Wild West, gasoline-soaked pods and sobbing into your bacon sandwich.
- So join us for some Pod People - the REAL San Francisco treat!
Wed, 8 July 2009
Episode 29 – Movie Meltdown
- This week we take a look at arguably the definitive horror/sci fi film – Alien. The usual gang is joined by our friend Rod as we recount some of our own childhood memories of this scarring classic. We discuss the skill with which Ridley Scott approached the movie, our feelings on the string of sequels, and Rod talks about getting a chance to interview the artist, genius and all-around strange guy – H.R. Giger.
- Plus we feature part one of our exclusive interview with Alien’s Lambert – Miss Veronica Cartwright.
- And somewhere during dinner these topics explode from the our chests… Time Crimes, Harve Presnell, those fun cat scares, cutting all ties with humanity, Gopher from The Love Boat, a triangle-shaped space ship, running from the paparazzi, Fred Travalena, Yaphet Kotto is a bad-ass, a Sith rock star, the explosive world premiere of Demolition Man, Public Enemies, the technical aspects of View Master, Jan Rubes, being married for 70 years, the missing cocoon scene, no more fettucini for me, the best Robin Hood ever, The Monster Squad TV series, Ice Age 3, Samuel L. Jackson, Resident Evil 4, Mollie Sugden, that endearing Swiss accent, Episode 3, The Running Man, riding around in a van solving crimes, Sigourney’s lack of butt, Asteroids, Milla, Marvel Pictures, Karl Malden, Jones – the cat that could fly a spaceship, time-traveling/samurai/horror/western/Nazi/zombies, visual candy, shooting a period piece in digital format, Nick Fury, Alice in Wonderland, Gale Storm, lonely starship, a pirate gangster, walking into a painting, sitting next to Nacho and Harry Dean Stanton’s sexy ass.
- Mother should I trust the company?
Wed, 1 July 2009
Episode 28 – Movie Meltdown
- As independence day draws near, we take a look at one of this country's greatest heroes – Evel Knievel! Entertainer, stuntman, patriot, all-around bad-ass. God bless that red, white and blue bastard! Aside from damned-near devoting a religion to the man, we also review 1977's Viva Knievel. Quite possibly one of the most awesome (and ridiculous) movies ever produced. Listen as we tell tales of Evel slapping children, promoting helmet safety and foiling drug smugglers. It’s all in a day’s work when you’re the coolest man on the planet.
- Also in this, our most over-crowded installment of Hollywood Boneyard, we try to figure out what was up with all the celebrity deaths this week.
- Plus we unveil a new character in our Movie Fan Freakshow known as The Delivery Guy. Accompanied by a disturbing cartoon companion piece.
- And we jump over a firey pit of…True Blood, Paul Blart : Zoo Cop!, dressing in drag and sitting at home, a cheesy-looking drawing, Transformers 2, The Social Network, Lorena Gale, switchblade fangs, effect-bonanza, Jake the Snake in pearls, recording movies on the DVR, The Zookeeper, Oscar Nominee - G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?, poor Rosario Dawson, stories of Rocky glory days, Ray Bradbury, Ed McMahon, fire me into the Snake River, fondling a VHS tape, integrating vampires, going to the drive-in, a gold tooth on a robot?, Ryan O’Neal, porn with vampires, father and son issues, Michael Bay's Jar Jar Binks, Facebook - The Movie!, jumping my bike off the driveway into a ditch, giving 70’s Elvis a run for his money, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Frank Darabont, The STRATO CYCLE, Our Gang, Road to Perdition, jive-talking Autobots, The Hurt Locker, The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, humongous collars, side-swiping a goat, In Like Flint, David Fincher, Fahrenheit 451, my first two awesome bikes, Farrah Fawcett, sexy chest hair, Gordon Douglas, alternate Evel universe, changing the Oscars, Billy Mays, Wile E. Coyote stunts, Them, Gene Kelly, Robbie Knievel, and of course like the rest of the world - we have to discuss Michael Jackson.
- Everyone stand and salute the star-spangled bad-ass!