Ep. 19 The Terminator

James Cameron has made a lot of successful moves, including a few of the highest grossing blockbusters of all time, but his most perfect film may be one of his earliest. The Terminator (1984) is a tight sci-fi thriller that, despite a small budget, has managed to age amazingly well. Dave joins the festivities for …

Ep. 18 Shaun of the Dead

Can a comedic genre mashup exist as both a parody of its genres and a pure example of them? Shaun of the Dead (2004) and the other films of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy lay out the best possible case for a strong yes. Hilarious, touching, and scary at different times Shaun of the Dead …

Ep. 17 Labyrinth

Who is  a better babysitter: a fantasy obsessed fourteen year old girl or an evil monarch lording over a kingdom of death traps? Labyrinth (1986) seems to imply the latter, with Jim Henson and David Bowie combining their powers in this cult classic. Steve and Jon dredge up emotional trauma while special guest Phil attempts …

Ep. 16 The Searchers

When you think of Classic Hollywood Westerns two names should come to mind: John Wayne and John Ford. The Searchers (1956) may be the ultimate combination of these two  superpowers, a gorgeous epic spanning years in the American West. Its sprawling timeline and cast list challenges our duo’s alcohol challenged memory, forcing them to actually …

Ep. 15 They Live

With all due respect to ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’, John Carpenter’s ‘They live’ (1998) may be the best film you will ever see starting a WW(E/F) superstar.  It’s a film with a lot to say, and one that spawned a museum’s worth of popular culture.  So wake up, put on your bootleg Ray-Bans, and don’t …

Ep. 14 Darkman

We are not going to sit here and tell you that Sam Rami’s pre Spider-man films will one day be in the Library of Congress, or that they have the most amazing special effects, or have shakespearean  thought provoking dialogue, but damn if they are not some of the most fun you can have re-watching …

Spoiler Alert: Split

Welcome to Spoiler Alert, where we take a look at the coming attractions. January 2017 will see the release of Split, directed by M. Night Shyamalama-ding-dong and staring the girl from Viking Quest. It also has a post head shaving James McAvoy, in a dress. We watched the trailer once, and extrapolated what we thought …

Ep. 13 Brick

In the first few minutes you may think you have stumbled upon a genre mash-up film, like a Comedy/Horror or a Space/Western.  But once you start paying attention you realize that you are deep in to a straight Film Noir, complete with hard-boiled gumshoes and femme fatales.  You almost wonder why first-time director Rian Johnson …

Ep. 12 Ringu

‘The Grudge’, ‘Dark Water’, ‘Pulse’, ‘Shutter’, and way too many other horror films in the early 2000’s were in fact remakes of Asian films.  The ghost story that started it all was a Japanese movie, 1998’s ‘Ring’.  When it was redone in America as ‘The Ring’ in 2002, your nightmares were immediately haunted by creepiness …

Ep. 11 Conan the Barbarian

What is best in life? Drinks and a movie sound pretty good! However, the hero of 1982’s ‘Conan the Barbarian’ has a different outlook. This episode we explore the story of a muscle head, who learned to speak better English and became destined to rule as King! Eerily, if you replace King with Governor of …