We’re celebrating cover songs with this week’s playlist!
To celebrate the return of Riverdale – which is an interesting interpretation of the old Archie Comics – we’re making a Spotify playlist of covers that we consider interesting takes on the original songs. How do these versions hold up? Give a listen and let us know what you think!
GUEST CHOICE! Christopher Ortiz joins us once again to talk about the delightfully campy Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight, starring Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett (before Smith) and Thomas Hayden Church. It’s a fun romp and we have a blast talking about what worked, what didn’t, and Jada Pinkett.
Ready to get bummed out? Here’s some great music about dystopias!
This week our Spotify playlist gets its inspiration from Blade Runner 2049, or rather the dystopias that inspired it (and us)! So sit back and get ready for sonic bleakness that can’t be beat. We’ve got tracks from Justice, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Modest Mouse, Florence + The Machine, White Zombie, and more!
Happy October! Or should we say SPOOKtober? We kick off our month of horror with a battle of romantic horror films. Which film reigns supreme as the most horrific and the most romantic? We’ve got an amazing slew of movies to fight over so sit down, buckle up, and get ready for a frightfully awesome time. Special thanks to our guest Libby Ward for coming on our show!
FIND LIBBY ON TWITTER and pretty much anywhere else under “sneakyvarmint.”
Special Congrats to Quint Jenkins for winning September’s Tip of My Brain. A new achievement banner has been generated in our leaderboards and we’ve reset the scores for the new month. So put your movie knowledge to the test and impress your friends with this fun and challenging game!
Here are the rules!
1. First person to guess the correct movie gets 5 points, the second person to guess correctly gets 4 points, and everyone after gets 3 points. There’s no penalty for wrong guesses.
We have a WONDERful episode for you this week as we talk about the Patty Jenkins-directed savior of the DCU Wonder Woman! Special guest Tamara Brooks joins us to share in the joy and excitement that is this movie. What a time to be a comic book fan!
I LOVED Kingsman, it was a refreshing take on both spy and comic book movies in a world where we have way too many spy and comic book movies. But woof… that ending. We get it, anal sex is funny, but I really didn’t need to see some one’s actual ass hole to get the joke. So I’d my hopes were cautiously high the sequel.
And well… shit.
The parts of Golden Circle that work, work so well. Its funny, its shot well, and I really feel like they started to understand the comedy of the world they are living in. But what the fuck? All of that good stuff is ruined by an insane lack of Channing Tatum, a false promise of Halle Berry being a bad ass, AND A FUCKING CGI PENETRATING SHOT OF A WOMAN’S VAGINA AS A DUDE FINGER BANGS HER? REALLY? You ruined your whole movie by making us feel SO uncomfortable that it’s hard to ever get back into it. Whatever I may think of 90% of the movie, I can’t unsee this shot. It’s not funny or clever. It certainly doesn’t serve the plot of the movie (and I see a lot dudes defending it online… calm down dudes, you’re wrong) If for some reason it was essential to have Eggsy finger bang that girl, it could have been handled better than depicting a 15-year-old’s pervy wet dream. I hate to say that these things added together ruined the whole movie, but they kinda did.
That doesn’t even mention how poorly underused Julianne Moore’s excellent villain Poppy was. Why couldn’t she fight? Everyone else is fighting in formal wear, why not her. AND if she can’t fight why do people care who she is? Why is she in power??? She played a character I was excited to see in action. She had this sickening sweet attitude, like if cotton candy could be a person. It made her scary in a way I didn’t expect. So when the final show down started I was pumped… then she gets smacked, given a heroin overdose, and dies… That is a wet fart of a character exit. If this was the only problem I probably wouldn’t have had much to say… but this on top of everything else just left the taste of dirty dish water in my mouth (yes I know what that tastes like, college was weird).
***SPOILERS ARE DONE NOW***
All in all I’m just disappointed. I’m disappointed in a franchise I thought I wanted more of. I’m disappointed in a director I have so much respect for. And I’m disappointed that this shit is still in movies today.
When it works it works and it’s a blast, but the bad severely out weighs the good. If I had to score it… 4/10
It’s time for another TIP OF MY BRAIN MOVIE GAME. The leaderboards have been updated with last week’s scores and the race continues! Put your movie knowledge to the test and impress your friends with this fun and challenging game!
Here are the rules!
1. First right guess is worth 5 points, second right guess is worth 4 points, and then 3, and then 2, and then all other right answers yield 1 point. Even if you don’t know all of the movies, you’ll want to get your answer in first for the ones YOU DO KNOW!
2. If you guess wrong, you can keep guessing until you get it right.
3. Submit answers by messaging our Facebook Page or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can answer in the comments below, but it’s visible for all to see and you might give away the answers!
4. Points will be tallied on the leaderboard, which can be found HERE!
5. The rules will be revised and perfected over time, and we will honor the player should any dispute arise.