Ep. 10 Point Break

Have you ever fired your gun up in the air and gone “ahhrgh“!?… With apologies for the references to ‘Hot Fuzz’ (2007).  It’s hard not to agree with action film loving Danny Butterman (played by Nick Frost), when he expresses his love for the film ‘Point Break’ (1991). While it is true this story of …

Ep. 09 The Wicker Man

A cult film can earn its status in several ways.  Usually the ‘cult’ title is given to movies that are considered bad, but have loyal fans who still find joy in it. A harder path to take is for a genuinely good film to fly under the radar when released but find a devoted audience at …

Ep. 08 Speed 2: Cruise Control

Keanu Reeves chose not to to reprise his roll as that cop from speed, who’s name no one can remember.  Then again few would blame him after finding out the inspiration for the sequel came from a fever dream the director had. So Jason Patrick takes over opposite a nautical cyber terrorist played by Willem …

Ep. 07 The Hunt for Red October

So we ran a little long this week-clocking in over an hour and fifteen minutes-but we have a lot to get though with ‘The Hunt for Red October’, including The Cold War, military technology, perceptions and competencies, propaganda machines….  and that’s all in addition to talking about the movie itself! Here’s to the movie that …

Ep. 06 The Long Goodbye

Taking a quick glance at our drink selection tonight, you may believe we have decided to take on what one might call a ‘Chick Flick’.  But these gin-soaked concoctions are the alcoholic representations of the hard boiled detective of this movie based on the Raymond Chandler novel. Plus you seriously feel like James Bond when drinking from …

Ep. 05 Dune

  Know now that it was the year one thousand nine hundred eighty-four. The film universe is ruled by Star Wars and its most recent installment, Return of the Jedi. The most precious material in the film universe is a  science fiction property that film studios could hope to turn into a blockbuster movie, leveraging the popularity of …

Ep. 04 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

We’ve made it to our first remake!….. Or is it a sequel? Our friend Dave joins us as our first guest-host, and he brought us this gem to watch. Nic Cage is the centerpiece of this cocaine fueled romp through post-Katrina New Orleans, directed by Werner Herzog. This pairing of actor/director/subject lets Cage shine as a …

Ep. 03 Bubba Ho-Tep

Who would have thought that one of the best on screen performances of Elvis Presley would involve a Mummy and a Black John F. Kennedy?  That’s one of the questions we’ll get to explore tonight along with the dictionary definition of ‘bubba’. We’re watching a Bruce Campbell movie that neither a cameo or an Evil …

Ep. 02 Timecop

There are actors out there whose name become a genre unto themselves, and Jean-Claude Van Damme is certainly one of them.  There is no confusion what you’re getting into when you pop in some JCVD on VHS.  And Timecop delivers on all the high-impact action, cringed-worthy dialogue, and unnecessary Belgian mega-man splits that you not …

Ep. 01 The Lost Boys

  The Lost Boys has so many things that remind you that you’re watching an 80’s movie. So many that you could make a drinking game out of counting 80’s references, but that’s not how we chose to pace our drinking tonight. That honor would go to counting the number of times that the film reminds …