Wednesday, April 16, 2014

JFD208: The Harder They Come, Evil Bong, Enter The Void


Break out your heavy doobies, call in sick to work and celebrate 4/20 week with JFD as we take a look at three stoner-friendly flicks.

 Up first, we travel to Jamaica (home of the heaviest doobies) where Reggae star Jimmy Cliff plays Ivan, a country boy trying to make it in the big city. When his musical aspirations don't turn out like he planned, he turns to weed slinging and gun play and only after he's become a wanted fugitive does his music begin to resonate with the people of Jamaica in the 1972 midnight movie The Harder They Come.

 Then, a young nerd boards a room in an apartment with a group of college age stoners. When one of the potheads mail-orders a haunted bong, the roommates begin to die one by one (well actually they just travel to a strip club located inside the bong) and it's up to the nerd and his new girlfriend to save them in Evil Bong from 2006.

 Finally, we follow the exploits of a young drug dealer in Japan as he trips out, dies and comes back as a ghost in the insanely trippy, ulta colorful and hyper-stylized world of Enter the Void from 2009 directed by Gasper Noe.

 All this plus witty banter between friends, heavy doobie smoking, mellow tunes, Parker geeking out about Captain America, Nerd News, Blu-rays, giggling, coughing and so much more!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

JFD 207: It Conquered the World, Black Caesar, The Island of Dr. Moreau


Junk Food Dinner pays tribute to American International Pictures on the 60th anniversary of their formation by discussing three very different AIP flicks!

First up, we check out an early Roger Corman alien monster flick starring Lee Van Cleef, It Conquered the World, from 1956! This mysteriously-not-on-DVD cult classic is fondly remembered as one of the better episodes of MST3K, but is the bizarre traffic-cone shaped alien amusing enough without Joel’s commentary? Well, it does have mind-control bats.

Next up, Larry “The Stuff” Cohen directs Fred “The Hammer” Williamson in an underrated blaxploitation gem - 1973’s Black Caesar! James Brown provides the funky soundtrack to this stylish and violent organized crime flick!

Finally, we get sent to The Island of Dr. Moreau! This 1973 adaptation features Burt Lancaster, Michael York, and a whole host of weird looking humanimals - even that cute Hyena one. Stay tuned through the end for flaming tiger attacks. Also, we spoil the crap out of this one so if somehow that matters, be advised.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Parker’s Monster Truck Party, Junk Mail Aplenty, Spanish-Language Neon Maniacs, Nerd Pubes, Killer Real Estate, Mind Control Bats, RuPaul’s Humanimal Drag Race and so much more!


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

JFD206: Spring Break Audio Commentary

We're reviewing our 600th movie tonight. And that's cause for a special kind of show! This is going to be an audio commentary for the movie you, the JFD listeners, voted for: 1983's "Spring Break" directed by Sean S. Cunningham.

So, warning: This is not our usual show. You're probably going to want to grab your copy of "Spring Break" and watch it along with us to get the most out of the episode. Or just listen. We're not your boss.

We'll be back next week with 3 new movies, junk mails, Nerd News and all that jazz!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

JFD205: Enter the Dragon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Eraserhead

It's our fourth anniversary, Junkies! On this episode, we receive our bachelor's degrees in Cult Cinema. Except Sean. He's still working on his Associate's degree. For this intense occasion, we're joined by JFD OG, Mark Freado! Three JFD hosts is theoretically possible. But four is silly.

We get into the saddest Nerd News we've ever had to deliver concerning the death of Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie of GWAR. After that, we forego DVD Chat to do a roundup of each of our Top 5 favorite and least favorite movies we've done on the show in the last year. As for the movie reviews, we summon 3 cult classics.

First, the movie that helped make Bruce Lee a legend: 1973's "Enter the Dragon." Lee plays a martial artist who enters a fighting tournament to win back the honor of his crew. Also in the tournament are John Saxon ("A Nightmare on Elm Street") and Jim "The Dragon" Kelly. The flick is directed by Robert Clouse, of "Gymkata" "fame."

Next, we watch Stanley Kubrik's 1968 classic "2001: A Space Odyssey." Scientists scour the universe trying to solve the mystery of suddenly emerging monoliths. What are the monoliths? Who made them? Why was HAL so angry? And how many heavy doobies does the film require?

Finally, we check out one of the original Midnight Movies: David Lynch's 1977 film debut, "Eraserhead." Experimental, disturbing and absurd: Jack Nance deals with raising a mutant baby and men with weird levers living on other planets.

All this plus witty banter between friends, heavy doobies, the kinds of dudes we have soft spots for, Mark and Parker Freaky Friday-ing, one Nerd News story, Simpsons did it, Nancy's Dad, birthday parties and so much more!


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

JFD From the Vault:
Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) Interview

Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of GWAR, passed away a couple of days ago at 50. Needless to say, the JFD crew is bummed at this sad piece of Nerd News. As a dude who's favorite band has been GWAR ever since getting "Rag Na Rok" on CD for Christmas at 14, I (Parker) am totally bummed.

Brockie is one of those dudes I've always found fascinating and heroic. He's a dude that decided one day, "You know? I'm gonna wear a rubber monster suit and play metal songs with my friends and that's what my life will be." And I fucking love that. GWAR's humorous use of violence and profanity as a means of mirroring societal evils is something that has influenced me in a big way. The Tipper Gore-esque idea that GWAR raping and killing a group of mutant penguins on stage was somehow more harmful to children than the real wars and real murders on the news every day was a cultural silliness we still deal with when more people are outraged that Miley Cyrus twerks than they are when our president bombs countries we've never even been taught about in school.

GWAR recently pissed off the entire island of Australia after killing some effigies of their politicians on stage, so I guess they're used to it by now.

Also, watching a group of punk rock space monsters rip apart zombie dinosaurs on stage is really, really fun.

Anyway, here's the interview part of episode 33 where we talk about the GWAR movies, "Phallus in Wonderland," "Skulhedface" and "It's Sleazy." We also talk about the new (at the time) album "Bloody Pit of Horror." You can donloyd the full episode 33 if you wanna hear the whole episode and our reviews of the movies and stuff.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

JFD 204: Punk Vacation, Turkey Shoot, Detention


Junk Food Dinner hits up another trio of weird and wild cult flicks this week! No theme show needed - we've got enough to handle this week without one of those crazy themes.

First up, we hit the road and go on a Punk Vacation, from 1990, or 1987, or 1984 or something! This long-delayed low-budget Punks versus Rednecks flick eventually found a home on RaeDon VHS back in the day, and has recently been reissued by Vinegar Syndrome. We dig it out of the archives to see if there's any life left in this underseen town-invasion movie.

Next up, a classic Ozploitation flick from Australian cult king Brian Trenchard-Smith - 1982's Turkey Shoot (aka Escape 2000)! It's another one of those Most Dangerous Game kind of flicks, but this one has a fat werewolf with a mullet (or is it a lazy bigfeetsman?)

Finally, we get sent to Detention! This 2011 flick from acclaimed Backstreet Boys music video director Joseph Kahn blends genres, invents new visual filmmaking techniques, and trades heavily in 90s references and Dane Cook mugging.

All this plus witty banter between friends, The World Famous Junk Food Dinner Snacks Chat, Cincinnati Dad Porn and Backdoor Burglars, Groucho Parker, Ricky’s SXSW Update, An appreciation for Brian Trenchard-Smith, K-mart Banshees, Time Traveling Bears and so much more!


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

JFD's April Calendar!

April is right around the corner, junkies. We're doing our 600th movie/audio commentary for "Spring Break" to kick off the month. Then, to celebrate American International Pictures' 60th anniversary, we'll be doing a theme show for them. It'll be a hot time in the JFD studios this month, kiddos!

JFD206: Audio Commentary Episode!

  • Spring Break (1983)
JFD207: AIP Theme
  • It Conquered the World (1956)
  • Black Caesar (1973)
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
JFD208: 420!
  • The Harder They Come (1972)
  • Enter the Void (2009)
  • Evil Bong (2006)
JFD209:
  • Infra-Man (1975)
  • Hooper (1978)
  • Cheap Thrills (2014)
JFD210: Rebel highway theme
  • Cool and the Crazy (1994)
  • Runaway Daughters (1994)
  • Shake, Rattle & Rock (1994)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

JFD203: Avenging Angel, Blue Sunshine, Six Pack Annie

Junk Food Dinner's back, this time with less hair!

First, the law student/under-age hooker vigilante, Angel, is back to get the gang who shot her friend in 1985's "Avenging Angel." Writer/Director Robert Vincent O'Neill returns, but Betsy Russell (the "Saw" movies, "Cheerleader Camp") plays Angel this time.

Next, after being falsely accused of murder, a man uncovers a deep conspiracy in 1978's "Blue Sunshine." Jeff Lieberman ("Remote Control") directs this trippy, mystery proto-slasher.

Finally, a hard-drinking southern belle searches for a sugar daddy to save her family's diner in "Six Pack Annie" from 1975.

All this plus witty banter between friends, banana peels, hair cut stories, birthdays, mouth-watering pull quotes, DVDs, Nerd News, popular podcast names. And so much more!


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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

JFD202: Class of Nuke 'Em High, Night of the Bloody Apes, Road Games


Prepare yourself for a blast of radiation, ape attacks and Aussie road rage as Junk Food Dinner returns with another episode of cult movie mayhem.

 Up first, the gang travels to Tromaville to take a look at what happens when good, upstanding teens get a dose of radiation from the local nuclear power plant and as a result turn into violent, sex-crazed punks in the seminal cult flick Class of Nuke 'Em High from 1986.

 Then, it's female Mexican wrestlers, mad scientists and gorilla-men in 1969's Night of the Bloody Apes. This vintage schlock-fest centers around a surgeon desperate to save his son's life by transporting the heart of an ape into his boy's body. However, when the experiment turns his son into a raping and murdering gorilla mutant, it's up to a local detective and his luchadora girlfriend to end the carnage.

 Finally, we explore the Australian countryside with Stacy Keach, an American truck driver traversing the Outback. But when he inadvertently stumbles across the path of a serial killer, he and hitchhiker Jamie Lee Curtis have to stop him before he claims another helpless female victim in the 1981 Oz-ploitation thriller Road Games.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Oscar and Razzie chat, Nerd News, this week's DVD and blu-ray releases, prank calls,Godzilla rants and so much more!

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

JFD201: Sci-Fi Ebuary II: Week Four - Invisible Mens! The Invisible Dead, Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


Kevin’s on assignment in Boston this week, so we got the boys from Bloodbaths & Boomsticks to check out a few Invisibility-related flicks with us! Join Parker, Sean, Kyle, and Tim as we close out the second annual Sci-Fi Ebuary!

First up, The Invisible Dead (aka Dr. Orloff's Invisible Monster), from 1970! This Wizard Video big box VHS classic with the great zombie cover artwork is neither great nor zombie-related, but it features more than one amusingly head-scratching scene. It’s French, and wasn’t directed by Jess Franco, although it wants you to think otherwise. Oh yeah, and be careful because we spoil the shit out of this movie!

Next up, a surprise sequel to the Charles Band masterwork Manborg, Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll disappear as the mutant mad scientist Dr. Drago battles the Mandroid in this Romanian-set oddity.

Finally, we totally piss off old Alan Moore by even talking about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen , a movie with a huge steampunk following, including Parker Bowman. Sean Connery ended his career with this summer flop-buster, and we’ll end our Sci-Fi Ebuary with it.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Invisible Mens, rape wagons, Charles Band Chat, technical difficulties, The Return of Robo-Sean, Bloodbaths & Boomsticks, more bongos, ridiculous primates, and transvestite super-heroes from the Chinese Ministry of Finance. and so much more!


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