Welcome to the finale of Reggie’s Four Barrel Ice Cream, the Phantasm retrospective from Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog” Dykes, and Joel DeWitte. With all the movies under their belt the gang dives into their experiences with the franchise and discuss the things that could have been.
Bryan’s Note: I mention in the episode that the next season will be starting in the next week or so. It’s looking like we won’t be starting for about another 3 weeks. But we do have a new guest host this season and its going to be great! Be sure to watch The Suicide Squad to watch along!
Welcome to another exciting episode of Reggie’s Four Barrel Ice Cream. This week Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog Stretch Armstrong” Dykes, and Joel “Moonscraper” DeWitte hunker down to watch the last film in the Phantasm series: Phantasm V Ravager (2016). It’s part film, part web series, and part screen test and well…you won’t want to miss the discussion.
Welcome to the end…..of our Alice in Zombieland series! It’s been quite a ride, and we’ve learned a lot along the way. Bryan, Joel “I Didn’t Think Of A Nickname For You” DeWitte, and Matt “Zombie Dog” Dykes are joined in spirit by Graham “Maybe a Specter?” Mason to look at the series as a whole and how it has impacted the culture at large. They also preface this finale with a look at the Monster Hunter movie, which can only be described as a continuation of the party that Resident Evil started.
We did it folks! We’ve made it to the last movie in the “Alice in Zombieland” series: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Join our heroes Bryan Dressel, Joel “Alex Wesker” DeWitte, and Matt “Zombie Dog” Dykes as they break down a really fun conclusion that’s definitely better than the movie that came before it.
This week in our month of “That Wasn’t The FF&#king Plan” we’re talking about the David Ayer film Suicide Squad. The David Ayer film Suicide Squad is what we’re talking about this week as we deep dive into films that weren’t part of the FF&#king Plan.” As we dive into movies that didn’t turn out the way they were planned, we thought it would be proper to talk about the David Ayer film Suicide Squad.
Okay, I think that hammers home the point that Suicide Squad takes forever to get out of its introduction and never gets fully out of its own ass. Oh yeah, we brought in our Matt Dykes to help us talk about the absolute “trash fire” film Suicide Squad. We have a lot of fun, but there’s no more time for these shownotes so just know we tear the movie a new asshole. Cheers.
The next film in our Eve Stewart retrospective is the Gore Verbinski horror thriller A Cure For Wellness, starring Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, and Jason Isaacs. The film is a clunky mess, suffering from logic problems as well as a problematic third act. What saves it for us is Stewart’s exceptional production design, which gives the film an atmosphere and mood that makes us want to keep watching despite the significant script problems. We go into all of this and more in the episode, so don’t wait another minute to hit that play button on your podcast player of choice.
The trajectory continues upward in our month of Taika Waititi as we discuss Hunt for the Wilderpeople. There’s a lot to love in this movie and we struggle to come up with any significant complaints. Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rachel House, and frickin’ Rhys Darby all give stellar performances, and even the director himself pops in for a bit to play perhaps the worst (or best) priest I’ve ever seen committed to screen. Wilderpeople also continues the trend of showcasing a New Zealand that’s more than just Hobbit holes, although the movie makes a clever LOTR reference that nearly did this shownotes writer in.
The hype machine is an unavoidable beast. No matter how much you want to ignore it, it’s always there, lurking in the corners of your internet browser. Cruising by on buses as you sit at a red light. Plastered on the side of buildings! Everywhere you look… movies.
Being the the host of a movie podcast, I feed right into this situation. I love talking movies, and I get really excited about them.The problem is, sometimes, I think we all get a little too fired up. We end up launching mediocre films into the stratosphere. On the flip side, we are so worked up about some of these movies, we totally ignore others. In this vein I present to you, the top five over and underrated films of 2016!
Hey everyone! Ryan here, emerging from the Comic Corner to bring you 2016’s TOP 7 LEAST-WORST COMIC BOOK MOVIES.
To keep it from being any longer, I only included the live action theatrical releases, so no mention of Batman: The Killing Joke on this list. They were easy to rank at the top, but the rest were engaged in a nosedive race to the bottom.