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A podcast that examines those odd films that had no business being released in the blockbuster summer months.

A podcast that examines those odd films that had no business being released in the blockbuster summer months.

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United States

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A podcast that examines those odd films that had no business being released in the blockbuster summer months.

Language:

English

Contact:

989-430-8010


Episodes

Ep. #111-Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

3/13/2020
This week, as the world goes to Hell in a handbasket, we return to a simpler time to tackle a guy who doesn’t seem all that bad nowadays: 1989’s FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN, directed by Rob Hedden. Jason is back, and this time, he’s headed to the Big Apple–although it takes … Continue reading Ep. #111-Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan →

Duration:01:37:24

Ep. #110-Gamer

2/28/2020
Apparently we have become the Neveldine/Taylor podcast, as this week, we take on yet another entry in their storied filmography, 2009’s futuristic sci-fi action flick GAMER. A natural extension of a brand that prides itself on video game aesthetics, we now have a film in which video games have literally come to life, with wealthy … Continue reading Ep. #110-Gamer →

Duration:01:24:21

Bonus Episode-Oscar Predictions 2020

2/5/2020
This week, check out our annual Oscar predictions episode, in which we try to help you win those 2020 office pools. We’ve got you covered on all of the major categories, with thoughts on not only what will win, but also what should win. And if history has taught us anything, you should probably listen … Continue reading Bonus Episode-Oscar Predictions 2020 →

Duration:01:18:30

Ep. #109-Crank 2: High Voltage

1/24/2020
Sequel month continues here at SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! as we tackle 2009’s absolutely deranged action-comedy CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE, directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Jason Statham is back, and as the tagline helpfully explains, “He was dead…but he got better.” This time, some bad guys have stolen his strawberry tart–that’s heart to you neanderthals–and … Continue reading Ep. #109-Crank 2: High Voltage →

Duration:01:18:54

Ep. #108-Excessive Force II: Force on Force

1/17/2020
It’s sequel month here on SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?!, where we tackle sequels to films previously covered on this podcast. This week, we’re taking on 1995’s EXCESSIVE FORCE II: FORCE ON FORCE, directed by Jonathan Winfrey. We will just let the following IMDb synopsis do the heavy lifting for us: “Stacie Randall plays Harley, a Special Forces … Continue reading Ep. #108-Excessive Force II: Force on Force →

Duration:01:37:12

Ep. #107-Trading Places

12/27/2019
This week, celebrate the joys of both Christmas and New Year’s as we take on 1983’s TRADING PLACES, directed by John Landis and starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. We take a deep dive into what is considered by many to be a comedy classic. How does it play in 2019 to two guys watching … Continue reading Ep. #107-Trading Places →

Duration:01:22:25

Ep. #106-Holiday Inn

12/13/2019
On this week’s episode, we attempt to get into the Christmas spirit by taking on 1942’s HOLIDAY INN, directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Despite featuring Irving Berlin’s classic tune White Christmas, it turns out that this film tackles all of the major holidays, from Easter to Thanksgiving to…Abraham Lincoln’s … Continue reading Ep. #106-Holiday Inn →

Duration:01:17:41

Ep. #105-Gymkata

11/28/2019
Just in time for Thanksgiving, we have the ultimate turkey for our listeners: 1985’s GYMKATA, directed by Robert Clouse. Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas stars as an elite athlete recruited by the U.S. government to participate in a top secret competition where the winner will be awarded a major advantage in the Cold War. Or something. … Continue reading Ep. #105-Gymkata →

Duration:01:26:29

Ep. #104-Four Brothers

11/15/2019
This week, SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! gets into the holiday spirit as we take on 2005’s Thanksgiving-set revenge tale FOUR BROTHERS, directed by John Singleton. Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, and Garrett Hedlund star as foster brothers who return home to Detroit to bury their mother, who was gunned down execution-style in a robbery gone wrong. … Continue reading Ep. #104-Four Brothers →

Duration:01:31:49

Ep. #103-Halloween II (2009)

10/31/2019
Our 2019 Month of Horrors Extravaganza concludes this week as we take on Rob Zombie’s 2009 version of HALLOWEEN II. What was once seen as a cinematic travesty is now heralded in certain circles as a modern-day horror masterpiece. But is there any truth in such bold claims? We try to get to the bottom … Continue reading Ep. #103-Halloween II (2009) →

Duration:01:29:03

Ep. #102-The Blob (1988)

10/25/2019
Our Month of Horrors Extravaganza continues this week as we tackle 1988’s remake of the sci-fi classic THE BLOB, directed by Chuck Russell. A ball of gelatinous goo has crash landed into a small Colorado town, and it isn’t long before this alien substance starts making a meal of the local residents. The body horror … Continue reading Ep. #102-The Blob (1988) →

Duration:01:22:07

Ep. #101-Drag Me To Hell

10/18/2019
Our Month of Horrors Extravaganza continues this week as we discuss 2009’s DRAG ME TO HELL, directed by Sam Raimi. Alison Lohman stars as a meek loan officer who angers the wrong old lady and winds up with an ancient Gyspy curse. She has got three days to figure out how to stop it before … Continue reading Ep. #101-Drag Me To Hell →

Duration:01:26:41

Ep. #100-Vampire’s Kiss

10/11/2019
The week, we are celebrating both our Month of Horrors Extravaganza and our 100th episode by taking on Nicolas Cage in his most deranged role–1989’s VAMPIRE’S KISS, directed by Robert Bierman. The Cagester himself stars as a publishing executive who becomes convinced that he is turning into a vampire, resulting in whole lot of bug-eyed … Continue reading Ep. #100-Vampire’s Kiss →

Duration:01:18:21

Ep. #99-The Craft

10/4/2019
This week, we kick off our annual Month of Horrors Extravaganza by taking on 1996’s teen thriller THE CRAFT, directed by Andrew Fleming. Four high school girls get witchy and discover that with great power comes great responsibility…or something. Honestly, the messaging here is a little muddled, and what seems on the surface like a … Continue reading Ep. #99-The Craft →

Duration:01:17:33

Ep. #98-The Crow

9/27/2019
On this week’s episode, we open up the time capsule that is 1994’s THE CROW, directed by Alex Proyas. The late Brandon Lee stars as a deceased rocker who has risen from the dead to take revenge on the men responsible for the murder of he and his fiancee. With an aesthetic best described as … Continue reading Ep. #98-The Crow →

Duration:01:19:02

Ep. #97-Breathless (1983)

9/20/2019
How does one even attempt to top a film as revolutionary as Jean-Luc Godard’s French New Wave classic BREATHLESS? We try to find the answer as we take on 1983’s remake BREATHLESS, directed by Jim McBride. Richard Gere’s penis and Valerie Kaprisky’s breasts star as a couple of wild and crazy lovers who talk and … Continue reading Ep. #97-Breathless (1983) →

Duration:01:18:26

Ep. #96-R.I.P.D.

9/13/2019
On this week’s episode, we tackle 2013’s desperately unfunny MEN IN BLACK wannabe R.I.P.D., directed by Robert Schwentke. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges play a couple of dead law enforcement officers forced to serve in the Rest In Peace Department, the afterlife’s version of the police. Will these two polar opposites manage to set aside … Continue reading Ep. #96-R.I.P.D. →

Duration:01:27:18

Ep. #95-Moulin Rouge!

9/6/2019
This week, we here at SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! have a spring in our step and a song in our heart as we discuss 2001’s gonzo musical MOULIN ROUGE!, directed by the one and only Baz Luhrmann. Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman play doomed lovebirds at the titular nightclub, where the activities taking place aren’t nearly as … Continue reading Ep. #95-Moulin Rouge! →

Duration:01:25:18

Ep. #94-The Perks of Being a Wallflower

8/30/2019
Our month devoted to YA adaptations wraps up this week as we take on 2012’s coming-of-age dramedy THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky. Logan Lerman stars as an anxiety-ridden teenager who learns to navigate the living hell that is high school with a little help from new friends Emma … Continue reading Ep. #94-The Perks of Being a Wallflower →

Duration:01:15:54

Ep. #93-Beautiful Creatures

8/24/2019
Our YA adaptation month rolls on as we discuss 2013’s BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, directed by Richad LaGravenese and based on the novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Witches–sorry, casters–and mortals be fallin’ in love as a centuries-long battle between good and evil finally comes to a head in this campy piece of Southern Gothic that … Continue reading Ep. #93-Beautiful Creatures →

Duration:01:19:08