Apr 7, 2012
Movie Meltdown - Episode 169
This week, the gloves (and the earrings) come off as we prepare to
do battle with The Thing! In this, The Thing Super
Special, we address things all Thing-related including our
Sofa Theater feature: The Thing (2011) as well as
how it relates to The Thing (1982), The Thing from
Another World and the novella “Who Goes There?”.
Including comments on...the clothes question, selective memory, Tom
Woodruff Jr., the darkness of The Thing, Howard Hawks,
“Who Can it be Now?”, blowtorches in the Antarctic, the
Brad Pitt of Norway, a super-nice military, traffic in the
Antarctic, fighting the cycle of remakes... and the REAL reason you
can’t trust The Thing. (P.S. - Just a note... let the credits play
on The 2011 Thing.)
And while we cover several new and better ways to watch the Star Wars prequels, we also discuss... Inserts, a thinner Bob Hoskins, klaus kinski as a condiment, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the right time to introduce your kids to your favorite movies, Jessica Harper, Berkley needs her medication, NCIS, Malfoy in stage age make-up, a businessman is evil, The X-Files, having Topher Grace re-edit your movie, my discourse on Leadbelly and grits, the two-part breakdown of Richard Dreyfuss’s career, Tarantino, stupid things white people do, Veronica Cartwright, planet of the kittens, Aliens vs. Predator, pulling up in front of the house and honking the horn, bursting into song, Windows, a triple entendre, putting a lot of letters together that don’t go together, piercing your dogs ear, graphic, loving Showgirls, the nicest world ever depicted in film, beetle orgy, watching Batman each week on TV, we need an enemy from the outside, like Newman in Basic Instinct, killing myth, hot pie charts, the ancient conflict between graduate students and scientists, homemade pizza and The Muppets, getting bored with nudity, Thor is a closetfest, Fez as a detective, and talking smack about Firefly... just don’t do it.
Spoiler Alert: Spoilers for things all Thing-related such as... The Thing (2011), The Thing (1982), The Thing from Another World and the novella “Who Goes There?”. You have been warned.
“There should be more action pictures about grad students.”