May 18, 2012
Movie Meltdown - Episode 175
Inspired by the recent demise of John Carter of Mars, this week’s topic for The Grind is simply... “Movies That Never Had A Chance”. And somewhere during the mix, we bring up... Sumatran Rat Monkey, star power, Gangs of New York, Donnie Darko, Michael Cimino, you know... the guy that plays Pee Wee, Videodrome, Super 8, Phone Booth, Andrew Stanton, the Summer of ‘77, Eddie Murphy, the need for PG-13, Matinee, Exorcist 3, Roland Emmerich, Master and Commander, 13 Assassins, Pixar, The Machinist, Shakespeare, Attack the Block, Spider-Man, Swept Away, Heaven’s Gate, The Virgin Suicides, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, letting a kid into an R-rated movie, The Iron Giant, Disney Studios, Session 9, Rhys Evans, David Cronenberg, Collateral Damage, Captain Nemo, The Whole Wide World, Apocalypse Now, Ender's Game, Gremlins 1 and 2, VHS box art, The Loved One, Richard Ross is an idiot, The Player, Blade Runner, Bad Lieutenant, Felicia's Journey, killer cars, Tom Cruise, eXistenZ, Topsy Turvy, Darkman, Gigli, The Car, back in the days of calendar houses, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and a weird mix of Jaws and The Exorcist.
“Probably the movie that got the biggest screw-job of any movie of all time...”