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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. #100-Vampire’s Kiss

10/11/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Ep. #92-Divergent

8/16/2019
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Our month of YA adaptations continues as we take on 2014’s DIVERGENT, directed by Neil Burger and based on the novel by Veronica Roth. In a post-apocalyptic Chicago, society has been divided into five factions, and conformity is the name of the game. But what happens when our heroine Tris discovers that free will is … Continue reading Ep. #92-Divergent →

Duration:01:33:44

Ep. #91-Twilight (2008)

8/9/2019
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Our month devoted to YA adaptations continues as we discuss 2008’s infamous vampire romance TWILIGHT, directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Watch as a grown-ass man over 100-years-old seduces an emotionally-stunted high school girl! Swoon as he obsessively follows her everywhere and watches her sleep! Your heart will skip a beat as she destroys every other healthy … Continue reading Ep. #91-Twilight (2008) →

Duration:01:45:23

Ep. #90-The Hunger Games

8/2/2019
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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! is devoting the month of August to Young Adult adaptations, and we’re kicking things off by tackling one of the biggest: 2012’s THE HUNGER GAMES, directed by Gary Ross and based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. In a dystopian future where the wealthy and powerful rule the working class through violence and … Continue reading Ep. #90-The Hunger Games →

Duration:01:27:16

Ep. #89-License to Kill

7/26/2019
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On this week’s episode, we take our first foray into the Jame Bond canon as we tackle 1989’s much-maligned LICENSE TO KILL, directed by John Glen. Timothy Dalton stars as the 007 agent, and this time, it’s personal, as he seeks revenge against the drug czar who left his best friend for dead after torturing … Continue reading Ep. #89-License to Kill →

Duration:01:39:01

Ep. #88-Back to School

7/19/2019
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It’s Triple Lindy time, baby, as we take on 1986’s collegiate comedy BACK TO SCHOOL, directed by Alan Metter. Rodney Dangerfield stars as a boorish but lovable business tycoon who enrolls in college to bond with his son and finally get the higher education he denied himself as a teenager. Wild and wacky shenanigans naturally … Continue reading Ep. #88-Back to School →

Duration:01:22:31

Ep. #87-Down With Love

7/12/2019
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This week, SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! reveals their softer side as we take on 2003’s romantic comedy DOWN WITH LOVE, directed by Peyton Reed. An homage to the screwball comedies of yesteryear, Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor show off their flair for both verbal and physical comedy, which inspires both of our co-hosts to go into complete … Continue reading Ep. #87-Down With Love →

Duration:01:22:15

Ep. #86-Midsommar

7/5/2019
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This week, we head to the movie theater to check out the latest divisive thriller from Ari Aster, 2019’s MIDSOMMAR. The writer-director of HEREDITARY returns with more artsy horror, as a group of grad students heads to a small Swedish village for its annual mid-summer festival and discovers all sorts of bizarre and violent shenanigans. … Continue reading Ep. #86-Midsommar →

Duration:01:34:39

Ep. #85-Reign of Fire

6/28/2019
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Christian Bale Month comes to an end this week here on SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?!, so we decided to go out with a roar as we take on 2002’s dragon epic REIGN OF FIRE, directed by Rob Bowman. Bale and Matthew McConaughey butt heads as two alpha males desperately trying to survive in a dragon-ravaged England. How … Continue reading Ep. #85-Reign of Fire →

Duration:01:14:45

Ep. #84-Swing Kids

6/21/2019
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This week, Christian Bale Month continues as we tackle 1993’s WWII-era tale SWING KIDS, directed by Thomas Carter. In 1939 Berlin, Bale and Robert Sean Leonard play best friends who rebel against the Nazi uprising the only way they know how: by swing dancing! And while we would like to report that this film is … Continue reading Ep. #84-Swing Kids →

Duration:01:29:15

Ep. #83-Shaft (2000)

6/14/2019
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Christian Bale Month continues this week as we’re talkin’ about 2000’s SHAFT, directed by John Singleton–you damn right! Samuel L. Jackson stars as the titular hero, a smooth-talking police detective who delivers his own special brand of justice when an overprivileged and racist trust fund baby (Bale) commits a hate crime on the streets of … Continue reading Ep. #83-Shaft (2000) →

Duration:01:29:15

Ep. #82-Newsies

6/7/2019
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June is Bale Month here at SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?!, where we tackle a few of the films of the talented–and temperamental–Christian Bale. First up is 1992’s NEWSIES, directed by Kenny Ortega, the heart-warming Disney musical about the 1899 Newsboys’ Strike in New York City. Nothing screams ‘uplift’ quite like watching a group of orphans sing and … Continue reading Ep. #82-Newsies →

Duration:01:30:21

Ep. #81-Dangerously Close

5/31/2019
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This week, class warfare becomes quite literal in 1986’s forgotten teen thriller DANGEROUSLY CLOSE, directed by cult filmmaker Albert Pyun. When a group of wealthy, overprivileged teens take it upon themselves to rid their high school of its “undesirables”–i.e. the poor and/or racially diverse–one lone student will stand up and fight for what’s right, all … Continue reading Ep. #81-Dangerously Close →

Duration:01:51:44