Aug 20, 2018
Movie Meltdown - Episode 450 (For our Patreon supporters.)
This week we get together to trade pitches from some unusual movies we've watched lately. Who has the more alluring project?? Listen and find out for yourself...
And while we try to decide who has the weirder semi-post-apocalyptic future, we also discuss… Streets of Fire, Future Cops, Christopher Robin, Immortals, Mozart in the Jungle, The Disaster Artist, Babylon 5, Ray Harryhausen, double tweed-on-tweed green with a bow tie, if you point him to a limb he will go out to the furthest tip of it… every single time, it gets deeper into the teenage years, a karaoke version of some song… and he seduces a high school girl… using electricity that comes out of his eyes, future… on a shoestring, Tommy Wiseau, Monica Bellucci, all of that together...if you’re not sold already I don’t know what the hell you are waiting for, the most brilliantly written self-critique I've ever seen, there's some great images of him as a beach ball, fireballs blazing onto the streets, everybody likes to invoke data-driven, 300, J. Michael Straczynski, the highest quality non-copyright material to draw from, creepy Willem Dafoe, for broom-head… it totally works, David O. Selznick and Cecil B. DeMille, Flatliners, Deep Space Nine, Bill Paxton, John Hurt, shiny special effects and dudes without shirts, Hook, Rick Moranis, Tarsem, the veil is off, Raul Julia, by feeding him a computer chip, it’s better than the real world, how things elicit pathos, Herodotus, these are things that you ought to care about, you should have a cuddle room, moving paintings, Jim Steinman, Amy Madigan, the more benign form of what Nick Cage has and uncanny valley all over the place.
“...I gotta tell ya, I was like this close to going to sleep when I put that movie on... when it started playing I was like - I'm making coffee! Like, I can not let this movie go!”