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48 - The Last Starfighter (1984)

On this episode of Cult Film Club Jaime, Shawn and Pax take on The Last Starfighter from 1984!


Episode 47 - Overboard

On this special "lost" episode of the Cult Film Club we reach back into our archive to save a show that we thought was unrecoverable after we recorded it last year. Thanks to some technical wizardry we were able to piece together our discussion on 1987's Gary Marshall fish out of water romantic comedy, Overboard! We talk about our favorite scenes, the obvious chemistry between real-life lovebirds Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, the great child actors, and the fun score and soundtrack. So knock...


Episode 46 - Light of Day

On this episode of the Cult Film Club Shawn, Jaime and Paxton dig into the 1987 Michael J. Fox rock drama, Light of Day. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigalo) and co-staring Joan Jett, Light of Day was a commercial and critical failure, but we feel it deserves a closer look. So quit your job at the tray-stamping plant, buy an econo van and go on tour with us as we dig into a very overlooked gem.


Episode 45 - Disney's Song of the South (1946)

On this episode of Cult Film Club Jaime, Shawn and Pax discuss the controversial Disney classic, Song of the South from 1946 starring James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll and Hattie McDaniel. We discuss the movie, the music and of course the controversy surrounding the subject matter of the movie and why it has never been released on home video in North America.


Concession Stand - Gremlins 2

On this mini episode of the show we visit the Concession Stand to talk a bit about Gremlins 2. After covering the first film on episode 43 of the show we also ended up talking about the sequel, but it was too much for one episode, and not enough for two. So sit back as we have a short conversation about the sequel, Phoebe Cates' horrible head gear, evolved Gremlins, Joe Dante's penchant for making cartoon movies, and why the salad gremlin rules all.


Episode 44 - Labyrinth

On this episode of the Cult Film Club Jaime, Pax and Shawn are kicking off year five of the show by covering one of our favorite Henson fantasy flicks, Labyrinth from 1986. Though the film was a financial flop when it was released, it has become a cult hit over the past 30 years, to a point where it might just be one of Jim Henson's most beloved films. Starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, the film is a modern day fairy tale all about that awkward balance between dreams and reality...


Episode 43 - Gremlins

On this very special holiday edition of the Cult Film Club, hosts Shawn, Paxton and Jaime finally tackle the most awesome genre Christmas film of all time, Gremlins. Released in 1984 and directed by Joe Dante, this film is the perfect mash-up of family film and gross out horror fun. Starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, the flick centers on a strange creature called a mogwai that is presented as a Christmas gift to Billy Peltzer by his inventor father. Before the audience knows what to...


Episode 42 - No Retreat No Surrender (1986)

In the latest episode of CFC we talk about the 1986 Karate Kid clone No Retreat No Surrender starring Kurt McKinney and one of the first feature roles of Jean Claude Van Damme.


Episode 41 - Trick or Treat (1986)

In this spooky Halloween episode of the Cult Film Club podcast Jaime, Shawn and Pax are discussing the 1986 horror movie Trick or Treat starring Family Ties' Marc Price with cameos by Gene Simmons and Ozzy Ozbourne.


Concession Stand - Episode 1

Introducing a new set of episodes to the Cult Film Club called The Concession Stand. Basically, in between our main single-movie-focused episodes, Paxton, Shawn and Jaime will be recording some smaller, bite-sized episodes dealing with other cool cult film related topics that don't quite fit into the normal shows. So grab a box of candy, get a frosty beverage and join us as we take a look at the fringes of cult cinema. On this first episode we spend some time discussing the world of movie...


Episode 40 - Geaming the Cube

On this episode of the Cult Film Club, Shawn, Jaime and Pax break out their Powell/Peralta skateboards and do some pool shredding while discussing the 1989 flick Gleaming the Cube. Starring Christian Slater, the movie is a mix of skating action wrapped around a mid-80s-era Cannon Asian crime drama. Weird, but so worth the viewing, if only for the angsty Footloose-style skateboard dancing scene performed by the badass Rodney Mullen. So strap on your elbow and knee pads and join us on the...


Episode 38 - Return to Oz

On this episode of the Cult Film Club, Jaime, Pax and Shawn dive into the world of kid's fantasy flicks to take a look at one of the most underappreciated movies of the 80s, Disney's Return to Oz. But wait, can a Disney movie really be cult?! Well, when it features a nightmare version of a beloved cinema classic complete with shock therapy, claymation, and soulless companions it certainly can be!


Episode 37 - The Monster Squad

On this special Halloween episode of the Cult Film Club Shawn, Pax and Jaime dive into Fred Dekker's 1987 magnum opus, The Monster Squad. Quick, what are two ways to kill a werewolf? Hint, kicking him in the nards isn't one. We talk about the film, its influences, the rad music by Michael Sembello and get deep into the nitty gritty of the film's trivia. So sit back, grab a handful of Halloween candy and enjoy as we discuss this rad monster mash.


Episode 36 - Krush Groove

This month Jaime, Shawn and Pax take a trip back to 1985 for Krush Groove. It's the fictionalized story of Def Jam Records starring some of the most famous hip hop artists of the time including Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, The Fat Boys, LL Cool J and Sheila E.


Episode 35 - Nice Girls Don't Explode

Jaime, Paxton, and Shawn are back with another episode of the Cult Film Club, this time taking a look at one of the most obscure movies we've ever covered, Nice Girls Don't Explode from 1987. Starring the queen of the nerdy 80s girls, Michelle Meyrink (Revenge of the Nerds, Real Genius, Joy of Sex), the film centers on April who tends to cause her environment to spontaneously combust whenever she gets hot and bothered. We talk about the film, the cast, and why you should never call Wallace...


Episode 34 - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

On this episode of the Cult Film Club Shawn, Jaime and Paxton dive stagedive into the weird and wonderful world of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Written, directed and starring John Cameron Mitchell with music by Stephen Trask, this modern musical masterpiece follows a young boy named Hansel as his world is turned upside down, his body inside out, and his genius stolen. Hansel becomes Hedwig, a transexual diva whose life story makes for an amazing glam/punk rock album. We talk about the film,...


Episode 33 - My Science Project

This month Jaime, Shawn and Pax talk about the 1985 sci-fi/fantasy/teen/high school/romantic/comedy, My Science Project. We talk about our first exposure to the movie, we talk about the cast, we talk about our likes and dislikes. Come join us for our discussion about this movie.


Episode 32 - Just One of the Guys

In this episode of the Cult Film Club hosts Jaime, Shawn and Pax tackle the seriously under-appreciated 80s teen comedy Just One of the Guys! Starring Joyce Hyser, Billy Jayne (Jacoby), Billy Zabka, and Clayton Rohner, the film centers around aspiring writer Terry as she learns the hard way that sometimes it sucks to be a girl. After having her article entry for the local paper's internship contest squashed by her journalism teacher, Terry decides that the only way she can get a fair shake...


31 - Superman IV The Quest for Peace

In honor of the opening of Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice, Pax and Shawn have CT and Michael May join them in the clubhouse for a discussion on the final Christopher Reeve Superman film, Part IV, the Quest For Peace. We talk about our initial thoughts going into the movie, the things we like (there are a few, yes) and then we talk about all the things we don't like. We even get in some good discussion about what would have been cool to see in this movie. Join us for our triumphant...


Episode 30 - Lady Snowblood

On this episode of the Cult Film Club hosts Shawn, Paxton and Jaime finally take the plunge into the world of Asian cinema with the 1973 revenge flick Lady Snowblood. We talk about the flick, how it had a huge impact on the flick Kill Bill, the famous theme song, and of course arterial blood sprays.