Thursday, January 12, 2017

JFD347: Dead Ringers, Twin Sitters, Enemy


JFD returns with a brand new episode dedicated to the identical siblings that make life so interesting, twins!

Up first, David Cronenberg brings us a tale of twin gynecologist brothers, both played by Jeremy Irons, who share everything; their swanky apartment, their career and even their women. When one of them falls for a mature actress played by Geneviève Bujold, their perfect world begins to fall apart, and as you'd expect from Cronenberg, things get weird in Dead Ringers from 1988.

Then, we revisit the Barbarian Brothers (Peter and David Paul), the twin body builders who ham it up in the dopey kids' flick Twin Sitters from 1994. John Paragon (Pee-Wee's Playhouse) directs this goofy comedy about a pair of muscle-bound losers who are hired by a millionaire to protect his twin nephews from George Lazenby and his henchmen who are out to get them.

And finally, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a college professor who spots his doppelganger in a movie and becomes obsessed with finding him and figuring out what the hell is going on and even gets involved in some "spider play" in Enemy from 2013.

All this plus witty banter between friends, La La Land love, Chucky's back, a classic comes to blu-ray, Jackie Chan's Bollywood adventure, euphemisms for squeezing one out, Blu-ray Picks, songs about twins, continued lack of overt police involvement, and a whole lot more!

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Kyle from Kentucky's Top 10 Movies of 2016


10. Blair Witch

I really love the Blair Witch movies for some reason. I think it has something to do with being helpless in the woods. I know most people weren't crazy about this,but I really liked the atmosphere and the creepiness.

9. The Nice Guys 
A really fun buddy movie set in the 70’s. I thought it probably made me laugh more than any other movie of 2016.




8. Green Room

This was an edge of your seat horror movie with good performances. I love seeing Patrick Stewart play an evil character.

7. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice 

I know this movie has a few issues with it, including especially the reason Superman and Batman start working together, but I love it. Ben Affleck was really great as Batman. He came off as a realistic badass. I didn't think I would like this one, but I was truly impressed.

6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 

This movie has a great story and the best CGI I have ever seen in a movie. The star battles are so beautiful and intense. I really liked the ending.

5. The Accountant

There’s lots of great violence in this one. Ben Affleck plays an autistic badass accountant.


4. Blood Father 

Cool action movie with lots of great visuals

3. Hell or High Water

What a fantastic job by Jeff Bridges and the rest of the cast in this movie. I really loved the relationships bet
ween the brothers and between the partners.

2. Hacksaw Ridge 

Mel Gibson did a great job with this true WW2 story. It was shot and acted beautifully and really showed the nastiness of the war.

1. Nocturnal Animals

This movie was a really big surprise for me. The acting was perfect and the novel that plays out in the movie could have been a great movie by itself.

Check out Kyle when he calls in on JFD!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Parker's Top 10 Movies of 2016

I liked a lot of movies in 2016, but here's the schlitiziest of them.


10. Frank & Lola (directed by Matthew Ross)
This movie's a lot like "Chasing Amy" except really sleazy and sexy and mixed with a really depressing old school crime noir. Michael Shannon and Imogene Poots are rad as hell and the movie's full of tough guy emotions. It's also set in Las Vegas, but not the Ocean's 11 part, the artsy, "normal" downtown part, which is rare to see on film.


9. Anomalisa
(directed by Charlie Kaufman)
I'm not normally the biggest fan of Charlie Kaufman, but his use of stop motion puppetry to tell a very human and uncomfortable story is about as heartbreaking as it gets.

8. Train to Busan
(directed by Yeon Sang-Ho)
Definitely one of the top 3 zombie movies of the last decade, this funny and touching South Korean flick follows a group of people on a train to what they think is safety from zombie hordes.

7. Weiner
(directed by Josh Kriegman,
Elyse Steinberg)

Watching disgraced politician Anthony Weiner methodically practice a tearful apology before a press conference will lead you to never trust another politician again. (Hopefully).

6. Everybody Wants Some!!!
(directed by Richard Linklater)

Cool bros drinking beer and having fun with their large muscles and cool cars. 100% fun.

5. Captain America: Civil War
(directed by the Russo brothers)
This movie exemplifies the best of what big blockbusters can do. There's a huge fight scene that is just an insanely fun spectacle followed by a tense unfun climax that holds real emotional stakes for very believable, flesh-out heroes. Also, extra points for Spider-Man, Vision wearing a sweater vest, one of the better Marvel villains and the "No You Move" speech.

4. Hacksaw Ridge
(directed by Mel Gibson)

Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but he makes large, oldschool movies that are rare these days. He's also really into the idea that suffering and horrendous emotional and physical pain can be transcendent. Which is what all of us Smiths fans already know and appreciate. Also, the film is about WWII, which is my jam now that I am an old, old man.

3. Arrival
(directed by Denis Villenueve)
The minutiae of humanity's first contact with aliens is more of an edge-of-your seat tense thrillride than all the "Independence Days" of the world, if done right. And Arrival does it right, while saying huge things about the minutiae of communication and humanity.

2. Hardcore Henry
(directed by Ilya Naishuller)
Fun, weird, violent, different, great soundtrack, amazing cast. Hardcore Henry has it all. I haven't found a movie so endlessly rewatchable in years. And if there were a JFD version of the Oscars, Sharlto Copley would have won for Best Actor.

1. Green Room (directed by Jeremy Saulnier
This movie is so tense and scary that I literally teared up during one of the scenes. I didn't even know that was possible. The cast is brilliant and, like I said on the show, between this and Blue Ruin, watching Jeremy Saulnier make movies right now must have been what it was like to be a genre fan when Carpenter was cranking out things like Halloween and The Thing during his high point.

Honorable Mentions: Final Deletion, De Palma, Pass Thru, The Conjuring 2, The Purge: Election Year, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Beyond the Gates and Space Cop.

The Worst: Cabin Fever, The Greasy Strangler, Suicide Squad, 31 and Yoga Hosers.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Kevin's Top 10 Movies of 2016


While 2016 was by all accounts a pretty shitty year, there were definitely some fun and unique flicks projected onto your cinema and drive-in screens over the past 365 days. Here are my favorite ones I saw:

10. The Neon Demon (d: Nicolas Winding Refn)
I was super pumped for Winding Refn's horror follow up to Only God Forgives and Drive (two movies I really enjoyed). And while The Neon Demon left me a little disappointed, you can't argue that it's not a very cool looking film and a unique movie-going experience in 2016.

9. Beyond the Gates (d: Jackson Stewart)
It's no secret that director Jackson Stewart is boys with your hosts here on JFD, however, that makes it all the more exciting that a dude we know directed one of the best horror movies of the year. One of my biggest complaints of modern horror is the lack of fun in the genre and Beyond
the Gates delivers the fun with a capital F.

8. The Nice Guys (d: Shane Black)
Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling play 70's dress up as a pair of private dicks investigating a missing girl and the death of a porn star. It's one part Lethal Weapon and two parts Big Lebowski and was surprisingly a lot of fun.

7. 10 Cloverfield Lane (d: Dan Trachtenberg)
I liked Cloverfield alright, but had no strong attachment to it, so when a semi-sequel showed up in theaters seemingly out of nowhere in early '16, I didn't have a lot of expectations. However, great performances from John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead paired with a tense and intriguing plot made this a surprise winner for me.

6. Shin Godzilla (d: Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi)
After an admirable but ultimately disappointing American effort at Godzilla in 2014, I was ready for the Japanese to take the reins again and show us how it's done. The first Japanese Godzilla film to play in US theaters in almost 20 years returns the series to the more serious tone of the original Gojira. And while the dialogue-heavy film may not exactly thrill viewers looking for epic monster battles, I still really enjoyed it.

5. The Love Witch (d: Anna Biller)
Anna Biller meticulously crafts a sexy homage to the Technicolor flicks of the 60's
and 70's that looks and feels spot on. Just as a visual feat alone, this movie deserves your attention. The story gets a bit long and goofy at times but overall was a totally unique and exciting visual experience.

4. Hardcore Henry (d: Ilya Naishuller)
While I was intrigued by the idea of a hyper-violent, over-the-top first person action orgy, I genuinely didn't expect to have as much fun with Hardcore Henry as I did. District 9.
The movie never lets up and is a ton of fun. Plus Sharlto Copley is great in it, delivering his best performance since District 9.

3. The Wailing (d: Hong-jin Na)
Sean Byron hipped me to this South Korean crime thriller/supernatural horror flick and I'm glad he did. Probably the creepiest and most intense horror film of the year, it's also expertly directed. Star Do-wan Kwak is instantly likable and relatable as a man pushed to the breaking point by all the fucked up shit happening around him.

2. Tickled (d: David Farrier & Dylan Reeve)
Probably the movie I talked about most with friends this year. Tickled is a documentary the looks into the weird world of competitive tickling videos on the internet. While the subject seems silly enough at first, the film takes a dark turn as the filmmakers dig deeper into who is behind the videos and things get really awkward and weird. It'll definitely leave you wanting to know more.

1. Green Room (d: Jeremy Saulnier)
Jeremy Saulnier follows up his fantastic Blue Ruin with another gritty, realistic and violent tale of what can happen when shit hits the fan. This intense thriller was definitely the best movie I saw on the big screen in 2016. Great performances by the young cast, lots of gore, distrust and punk music, this is a must-see.

JFD346: Gums, Night Dreams, Night of the Living Babes

We're celebrating the Nude Year with a trio of erotic films!

First, a sexy mermaid is S-ing the Ds of beachgoers in the Jaws spoof, "Gums."

Next, scientists study the lustiness levels of a woman in "Night Dreams."

Finally, Gregory Dark directs "Night of the Living Babes," a movie about a weirdo brothel.

There's no nerd news this week, but we do run down our Favorite and Least Favorite movies of 2016. Our Top 5s to be exact and we'll post our Top 10s on the website soon, so check back.

Also, here's some time stamps, if you want to skip ahead to a certain movie: Gums: 1hr:26m, Night Dreams: 1hr47m, Living Babes: 2hrs10m.
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Saturday, December 31, 2016

JFD Rewind Episode #3 - The Hunger, Elves, Earthquake


With our planet currently engaged in a never-ending cycle of mourning, we took the time to put together a heartfelt tribute to our fallen heroes, because we care. Unlike the other podcast networks' yearly retrospectives, the fine program we deliver to you this week should be free of all crass commercialism (buy a t-shirt) or attempts to exploit the dead (featuring The Ghost of Freado). If your year has been as bad as ours, you'll need this episode to nurse the horrible hangover that 2017 is sure to become.

So it's come to this: yet another Junk Food Dinner clip show. This week on Junk Food Dinner Rewind: a carefully curated collection of the finest unheard listener voicemails, surprising musical beds, and three classic JFD reviews culled from the vaults. And don't worry - it's got just enough original content that JFD completists will feel slightly guilty having skipped it.

Up first! We get arty with some sexy blood-thirsty immortals in 1983’s The Hunger starring Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon and David Bowie. Featuring guest reviewer megastar Jason Frisbie!

Up next! A pretty young mall employee with a severely damaged home life is befriended by a jolly, bearded man (Dan Haggerty, with smoke encircling his head like a wreath) and together they must stop the Nazis from using evil elves and a magic crystal to create a master race in the deeply dark and disturbing Elves from 1989.

Finally! Things get shaky as we take a look at Earthquake from 1974. When 'the big one' finally hits California, it causes mass destruction; crumbled buildings, fucked up roads and dead bodies everywhere. George Kennedy plays a gruff but kind-hearted cop who tries to keep the peace, while Chuck Heston tries to rescue his wife (Ava Gardner) and his mistress (Geneviève Bujold). Throw in appearances by Richard Roundtree as an Evel Knievel-type stuntman and Walter Matthau as the saddest, drunkest pimp/clowns you'll ever see and you've got quite the spectacle.

All this plus witty banter between friends, witty banter between Freados, zero Nerd Newsies, no week's DVD & blu-ray releases, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement, robot voices, musical interludes, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a little bit more!


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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

January Movie Schedule!

Happy New Year, Junkies! 2017 is a year when no celebrities will die and we'll all finally get rich from podcasting!
Anyway, here's our schedule for January. Warning: Contents may be too hot to handle!
JFD346: Happy Nude Year!

  • Gums (1976)
  • Night Dreams (1981)
  • Night of the Living Babes (1987)
JFD347: Twins Week
  • Dead Ringers (1988)
  • Mirror Images (1992)
  • Twin Sitters (1994)
JFD348: Boxing Week
  • Hammer (1972)
  • Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
  • Matilda (1978)
JFD349: '90s Pop Culture Phenom Films Starring the Real People
  • Howard Stern's New Year's Rotten Eve (1994)
  • The Jerky Boys (1995)
  • Ready to Rumble (2000)

Friday, December 23, 2016

JFD345:The NeverEnding Story (Audio Commentary)


As we close out 2016, we celebrate another milestone; our 1,000th movie reviewed! As we do with each 100th movie on JFD, we are doing a full-length audio commentary for a movie that you, the listeners, picked. Although, this year, much like the Presidential Elections here in the US, there is some speculation about foreign tampering with the results.

Nevertheless, we soldier on and yack our way through the 1984 children's fantasy tale The NeverEnding Story. This German special effects epic about a boy becoming engrossed in a fantasy adventure book was a staple of a lot of our childhoods, but how does it hold up? Grab your copy of NeverEnding Story, pop it in and watch along with us to find out!

WARNING: This is not a typical episode of Junk Food Dinner. This is an audio commentary. This episode is meant to be listened to while you watch The NeverEnding Story. If you try to listen to this episode and you are not watching The NeverEnding Story along with us, a lot of this will not make any sense.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

JFD344: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Jack Frost, Feeders 2: Slay Bells

It's Christmas, Junkies! Grab your candy canes and egg nog as we settle into three holiday-themed movies.

First, it's the MST3K classic, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians," where aliens kidnap Santa in an effort to bring Christmas to Mars. Talk about cultural appropriation!

Next, a serial killer is turned into a mutant snowman via "genetic material" in "Jack Frost."

Finally, the Polonia brothers return to JFD with "Feeders 2: Slay Bells," the sequel to the SOV alien invasion flick we did a long time ago. This time with more Christmas!

All this, plus we reveal the (controversial) winner of the JFD 1,000th movie poll! Hint: Here's the final tally:

All that plus Nerd News, VoiceMails, Junkmails, an assassination?!, nice words about Beyond the Gates, cool songs, DVDs, Dr. Strange Chat, LaLaLand Chat and so much more!


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Thursday, December 8, 2016

JFD343: U.S. Open Sores, Butt Bongo Fiesta, Private Parts

This week, we pay tribute to our radio idols Howard Stern and Robin Quivers with a duo-hosted episode sure to surprise and offend. Instead of our usual line-up, you'll join Shock Jock Parker Bowman and his charming co-host Sara (from IllCon) as they crack open three classic "films" from Stern and his wacky band of weirdos.

First up, it started as a joke, but ended up as a very real Nassau Coliseum tennis match between Howard and his producer Gary 'Baba Booey' Dell'Abate. This weird relic of 1989's fascination with radio hosts also includes appearances from Al Lewis and Sam Kinison, and an early collaboration with Billy West. The great film of which we speak is of course U.S. Open Sores.

Next! There's only one way to fiesta - Butt Bongo Fiesta, from 1992 (interestingly listed as "Pornographic Film" in Google's sidebar classification). This infamous pay-per-view special (and home video release) featured all of the Oscar-winning scenes involving Lesbian Dial-A-Dates, John "The ZooKeeper" DeBella, racist tirades, and of course the titular butt bongos. You'll burn your Academy membership if they don't retroactively grant this several Oscars.

Finally! How could we do a Howard Stern theme show without doing 1997's Private Parts? That'd be a stupid thing and so we didn't do that. Instead we talk about it. It's a pretty solid biopic starring some good actors, a group which surprisingly includes the core radio cast.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Kevin's in Boston, Sean flouting corporate vacation scheduling, the return of the toy-based film franchises, aspirational levels of pettiness, the longest butts on earth, a really cool sounding LAPD t-shirt, them news and Blu-ray Picks, continued lack of overt police involvement, sneezes, belches, decrepit erections, gleeks and a whole lot more!


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