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Episode #206 – Demon Knight

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.

 

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Episode #205 – Romantic Horror Battle!

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!

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Episode #204 – Wonder Woman

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!

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Review of Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Parts of this movie work so well, but others completely ruin the experience!

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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.

 

 

***SPOILER WARNING***

 

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.

 

It would be a shame if my character doesn’t pay off in any significant way!

 

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

 
 

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He also lives in Los Angeles and works in TV Post Production

Episode #203 – The Mummy (2017)

This week we’re joined by Kristy Lowrey to talk about the first film in the DARK UNIVERSE franchise – THE MUMMY. Guys, it’s an awful piece of hot garbage, wasting what could have been an interesting take on the Universal Monsters. We managed to find little things here and there that didn’t completely suck, but overall we were thoroughly disappointed. Come join us in the misery that is this reboot!

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Episode #202 – Why Don’t You Play In Hell

This week we’re joined by special guest Graham Skipper (Beyond the Gates, Almost Human) to talk about the wonderful and violent Sion Sono film WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL. It’s quite the cinematic experience and one we truly think you should see right now. Yes, right now. GO! Watch it if you haven’t seen it and then come back and listen to us gnash our teeth in glee at this film about filmmaking…with Yakuza.

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Episode #201 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

We’re here to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and special guests Bryan Newton (Rick & Morty / Teen Titans Go!) and Samantha Garrison are here to help. We’ll go over what worked, what didn’t, and even delve into the nitpicks you didn’t even know you had. It’s a super rad episode you won’t want to miss.

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Episode #200 – Favorite Movie Battle

We dit it! We made it to 200 episodes, and to celebrate we’re doing another battle episode. This time it’s a battle of our favorite movies of all time. We’ve got quite the list of movies to discuss so you won’t want to miss another moment!

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Episode #199 – Kong: Skull Island

What do Skullcrawlers, King Kong, and Vietnam have in common? This podcast! That’s right, folks. We’ve got ourselves a monster movie masquerading as a war film, and it’s quite the glorious ride. Join us and our special guest Justine Gendron as we talk about what worked and what worked REALLY well.

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Episode #198 – Free Fire

This week it’s just the four of us talking about Ben Wheatley’s under-seen and (in some of our opinions) underrated FREE FIRE. Get your guns at the ready because this is going to be a podcast episode that just won’t die!

 

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