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The podcast that talks about those odd movies that had no business being released in the blockbuster summer months.

The podcast that talks about those odd movies that had no business being released in the blockbuster summer months.
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The podcast that talks about those odd movies that had no business being released in the blockbuster summer months.

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English

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Ep. #59-The Rescue (1988)

9/14/2018
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On this week’s episode, a group of ragtag teenagers sneak into North Korea to save their imprisoned military fathers in 1988’s action-adventure THE RESCUE, a film that is currently in the running for the stupidest thing we’ve yet watched for this podcast. Re-read that synopsis! But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a whole lot of … Continue reading Ep. #59-The Rescue (1988) →

Duration:01:43:04

Ep. #58-Blow Out

9/7/2018
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RAISING CAIN fans, take note! On this week’s episode, we head back to Brian De Palma country as we take on 1981’s political thriller BLOW OUT. John Travolta stars as a movie sound editor who accidentally records the murder of a potential Presidential nominee. But will our “ear witness” be able to solve this crime … Continue reading Ep. #58-Blow Out →

Duration:01:39:56

Ep. #57-Morgan

8/31/2018
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On this week’s episode, we invite one of our favorite guests, the one and only Morgan, to take on the most Morgan of all films, 2016’s sci-fi thriller MORGAN, directed by Luke Scott. A genetically engineered human has had enough of being a lab rat and goes on a killing spree–although we’re most impressed by … Continue reading Ep. #57-Morgan →

Duration:01:42:55

Ep. #56-The Stupids

8/24/2018
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On this week’s episode, we somehow manage to get even dumber than usual as we take on 1996’s family comedy THE STUPIDS, directed by John Landis(!). Tom Arnold stars Stanley Stupid, the patriarch of the world’s most simple-minded family. How stupid are they?!! Well, for starters, Tom Arnold is the patriarch. We kid! But what’s … Continue reading Ep. #56-The Stupids →

Duration:01:30:44

Ep. #55-The Meg

8/17/2018
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On this week’s episode, we head back to the movie theater to witness Jason Statham take on the mother of all sharks in 2018’s big-budget action spectacle THE MEG, directed by Jon Turteltaub. So is this film as much fun as the trailers would lead us to believe? Or are we looking at another tired … Continue reading Ep. #55-The Meg →

Duration:02:02:11

Ep. #54-DOA: Dead or Alive

8/10/2018
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On this week’s episode, we tackle the least-respected genre in film today–the video game adaptation–as we discuss 2007’s DOA: DEAD OR ALIVE, directed by Corey Yuen. Watch as four of the most beautiful women on the planet strap on bikinis, play volleyball, and kick a whole lot of ass in a movie tailor-made for pretty … Continue reading Ep. #54-DOA: Dead or Alive →

Duration:01:47:08

Ep. #53-Chill Factor

8/3/2018
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Boiling summer temps got you down? Then come cool off with us as we take on 1999’s long-forgotten action-comedy CHILL FACTOR. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Skeet Ulrich star as a pair of mismatched working-class stiffs who are tasked with saving the world when they come in possession of a chemical bomb that will detonate if … Continue reading Ep. #53-Chill Factor →

Duration:01:45:53

Ep. #52-A Fish Called Wanda

7/27/2018
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On this week’s episode, we head across the pond to tackle 1988’s Monty Python-esque comedy A FISH CALLED WANDA, directed by Charles Crichton. An all-star cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, and Oscar winner Kevin Kline star in this very unique and very British caper farce, which surprisingly was one of the biggest hits … Continue reading Ep. #52-A Fish Called Wanda →

Duration:01:33:28

Ep. #51-Wild At Heart

7/20/2018
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On this week’s episode, Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern play seriously sensual lovers-on-the-lam in David Lynch’s twisted take on the The Wizard of Oz, 1990’s WILD AT HEART. So just how strange are we talking? Crispin Glover puts cockroaches in his underwear. Diane Ladd covers her face in lipstick and vomit. Nicolas Cage channels Elvis. … Continue reading Ep. #51-Wild At Heart →

Duration:02:06:57

Ep. #50-Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

7/13/2018
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This week, in honor of Friday the 13th, we take on the weirdest Jason flick in horror history: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING. As a group of troubled teens try to overcome a variety of issues ranging from sex addiction to homicidal tendencies to, uh, stuttering, a certain masked killer crashes the … Continue reading Ep. #50-Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning →

Duration:01:40:42

Ep. #49-Twister

7/6/2018
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On this Very Special Episode, we take on the film that serves as the basis for our podcast’s rating system: 1996’s TWISTER, directed by Jan de Bont and starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt. Once and for all, we are going to determine if this big-budget special effects extravaganza is indeed the most basic summer … Continue reading Ep. #49-Twister →

Duration:02:04:45

Ep. #48-Kazaam

6/29/2018
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On this week’s episode, we return to the never-ending well that is Shaquille O’Neal’s prosperous acting career and take on his first starring role: 1996’s KAZAAM, in which the NBA legend stars as a 5,000-year-old genie who is summoned from his boombox prison by an obnoxious tween punk to help the kid through his daddy … Continue reading Ep. #48-Kazaam →

Duration:01:30:29

Ep. #47-Carnosaur

6/22/2018
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On this week’s episode, we travel back to the summer of 1993 to tackle an epic dinosaur tale from a Hollywood legend: CARNOSAUR, courtesy of the one-and-only Roger Corman. Wait, was there another dino-related pic that year or something? We doubt Steven Spielberg or Michael Crichton could ever come up with a story about a … Continue reading Ep. #47-Carnosaur →

Duration:01:27:51

Ep. #46-Hereditary

6/15/2018
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On this week’s episode, SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! heads to the movie theater to check out 2018’s much-discussed and divisive thriller HEREDITARY, directed by Ari Aster and starring Toni Collette. So is this truly the scariest film ever made, or has A24 pulled another bait-and-switch on horror-loving filmgoers? And what the hell is going on in this … Continue reading Ep. #46-Hereditary →

Duration:02:06:02

Ep. #45-Xanadu

6/8/2018
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On this week’s episode, we tackle another ’80’s cult oddity: Robert Greenwald’s XANADU, a roller skating disco musical from 1980 that arrived about a year after disco officially died and is shockingly short on singing. But it sure has roller skating. So much roller skating. And Gene Kelly in what is arguably the most embarrassing … Continue reading Ep. #45-Xanadu →

Duration:01:35:58

Ep. #44-The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

6/1/2018
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On this week’s episode, we hitch a ride to Crazy Town as we take on 1984’s cult curiosity THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION, directed by W.D. Richter. ROBOCOP himself Peter Weller stars as the titular adventurer, just your average neuroscientist/rock star/samurai warrior trying to save the universe from an evil alien … Continue reading Ep. #44-The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension →

Duration:01:35:49

Ep. #43-Solo (1996)

5/25/2018
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On this week’s episode, we’re talking all about SOLO–no, not the new STAR WARS spin-off, but the 1996 low-rent action flick starring Mario Van Peebles as the titular robot. When an android designed to be a top secret military weapon suddenly grows a conscience, he naturally goes on a violent killing spree, the irony of … Continue reading Ep. #43-Solo (1996) →

Duration:01:44:39

Ep. #42-Self/less

5/18/2018
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As DEADPOOL 2 snarks its way into theaters this weekend, we take on another Ryan Reynolds flick that was completely ignored by audiences in the summer of 2015: the stupidly named thriller SELF/LESS, directed by Tarsem Singh. When terminally ill billionaire Ben Kingsley has his consciousness transferred into the body of Reynolds, he discovers that … Continue reading Ep. #42-Self/less →

Duration:01:51:48

Ep. #41-Moms’ Night Out

5/11/2018
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On this week’s episode, in honor of Mother’s Day, we take on 2014’s religious family comedy MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, directed by The Erwin Brothers. What’s a harried mother to do when her obvious clinical depression is getting the best of her? How about a crazy night out with the girls?! Balls will be bowled, kidnapping … Continue reading Ep. #41-Moms’ Night Out →

Duration:01:43:46

Ep. #40-Milk Money

5/4/2018
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On this week’s episode, SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! celebrates its one-year anniversary by taking on another comedic catastrophe from MARCI X director Richard Benjamin: 1994’s MILK MONEY, in which a horn-dog 12-year-old boy attempts to set up his father with the prostitute he has hiding in his tree house. And did we mention the potential lovebirds are … Continue reading Ep. #40-Milk Money →

Duration:01:56:29