Look, there’s a lot I can say about Destroyer AKA Shadow of Death. It’s a great 80s horror movie about a killer lurking in an abandoned prison where a movie (inside the movie) is being filmed. It’s gory and fun. But there’s only three things you need to know to understand the movie: it’s about hair, one of the greatest shower scenes of all time, and Lyle Alzado tossing stunt men around like ragdolls. Continue reading
This is a film that doesn’t get included in the list of great breakdancing films for some reason. We love it, but it does have a distinctly paler pantheon than most of those movies. Still, this movie is so much fun we can’t believe we’d never heard of it before. Continue reading
We feel it’s our patriotic duty as the fanciest nation (or certainly the one most likely to hire a reality television clown to run things) to help the more poor, backward peoples of the planet. Take the Australians, for example. Mired in near constant apocalypses, bodymelts, and crocodile uprisings, this poor nation has been unable to attain the gentility and sophistication your average American has. Look at how they misunderstand the automobile:
Thinking perhaps that it’s a god or a monster, they attack it or flee in terror. If only they had the guidance of an advanced nation to show them how to embrace technology, and harness its power to get jobs, and purchase finery, and drive the economic engine of their nation to success!
In an effort to help, we’ve reached out to the finest Australians we know, Ben Mair and Owen Geoghegan of Wax on Wax Lyrical and Bad Movie Sunday, to show them just how important consumerism and capitalism are, by showing them the 1985 educational film The Stuff.
Think of us as movie missionaries. And for our part, we’ll try to understand what drives these noble savages by allowing them to share some of their culture with us. We’ll be humoring them by watching an Australian “movie,” the 1986 film Dead End Drive-In. If, that is, we can get their primitive media to play in our sophisticated, first world media players.
Look for it in the next couple of weeks.
For Lad’s birthday, and never again no matter how much he wants to, we watched the often referenced but rarely endured “Gymkata,” the film that tries to combine the excitement of karate and gymnastics, and ends up ruining both in the process. Continue reading
What a special day! This isn’t just any old episode of our podcast — it’s a super special one. Special! I mean, sure, we’re doing a movie not unlike all the other movies we do (which we do because we love you and because we’re all special), Bloodstone: Subspecies II. But we’re doing it in tandem with several other talented, also special people. Special! Continue reading
What?! Another bonus episode, you say? We did. And we have. Enjoy the only New Year’s Eve appropriate slasher worth watching.