Friday, April 17, 2015

JFD258: Massacre Mafia Style, Gone with the Pope, The Beaver Trilogy



Parker’s taking his own mysterious desert vacation this week, and as a result we’re joined with another famous Daytonite, Ryan from the Illumi-Nati Podcast! It’s a wild ride as we discuss Duke Mitchell’s entire filmography (two flicks!), and an entire Beaver Trilogy (one flick!). Uncover the secrets of Italian American lounge singers and small-town talent shows together with us!

Up first, we delve into our accidental theme show with Duke Mitchell’s exploitation debut, Massacre Mafia Style (aka The Executioner, aka Like Father Like Son) from 1978! The son of a Sicilian mafia boss moves to Hollywood to stake his own claim to the family name. Duke Mitchell wrote, directed, stars, and provides the music for this sleazy grind house Godfather rip-off, which features some of the craziest exploding caskets you’ll ever find at any funeral.

Next! The Duke Mitchell insanity continues with Gone with the Pope from 2010! Previously unreleased and unfinished, Grindhouse Releasing went the extra mile to complete and restore this film decades later, and the result is as nuts as Duke’s first (and only other) movie. In this follow up, Duke finds himself involved in a plot to kidnap the Pope and demand a one dollar ransom from all the Christians in the world. And that ending!

Finally, we head up to the mountains and stop in a little town with some little secrets, with 2000’s The Beaver Trilogy. Comprised of three individual segments filmed over the course of several years, all covering the same subject, and featuring the likes of Crispin Glover and Sean Penn (as well as the music of Olivia Newton John), this movie is the weirdo 80s low-fi Rashomon/Hedwig mash-up you’ve always been waiting for! It’s weird in all the right ways.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Robotic Overtones, Hot Dog Podcasting, A Dixie Dust-Up, The Sweetest Sheets and the Beach Boys, Dishwash Talk, French Ticklers, Nerd News and This Week in DVD, The Mysterious Stuart, Confusing Release Dates, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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Friday, April 10, 2015

JFD257: America's Deadliest Home Video, Aswang, North Dixie Drive

Junkies! Rejoice, for episode 257 is upon us! We are joined by Josh from Lunchmeat Magazine this week.

First, we take a look at a very early entry in the Found Footage/POV genre: "America's Deadliest Home Video" from 1993. This SOV flick stars Danny Bonaduce and Melora Walters ("Boogie Nights"). It's also directed by the dude who did "Wild Things 2," so that's pretty weird.

Next, we finally get around to a movie that's been requested by listeners for years: "Aswang" from 1994. A pregnant woman deals with weird Phillipino vampire monsters while in rural Wisconsin... for some reason. The movie turns out to be ... GROOVY.

Finally, we watch a documentary about Parker's hometown of Dayton, Ohio called "North Dixie Drive." The film looks at a part of town hit by a failing economy and an obsolete automobile industry that has since fallen into disrepair. And the eccentric folks who live there.

All this, plus Nerd News, DVDs, Mad Max Chat, Mark from Oakland's strongest "It's Okay" yet, Sweetman reflecting on Sweetman, Voicemails, skypiness, hot dogs, JFD Grandpa, a weird intro and so much more!


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Thursday, April 2, 2015

JFD256: Sisters, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out


JFD is back and still riding high off our 5-year anniversary we decide to take it up a notch by inviting none other than Cory from the world famous Illogical Contraption radio show to come on and party with us! And party we shall, because this episode is no regular-ass episode, oh no. Tonight we explore some early films from one of the masters of suspense Mr. Brian De Palma!

Up first, Margot Kidder is a French-Canadian living in New York. When she appears on a hidden camera game show with Lisle Wilson, the two go out on a date. But she's carrying a dark secret involving her twin sister which leads to murder. But when her neighbor across the street (Jennifer Salt) witnesses the murder, the race is on to figure out just what the hell is going on in Sisters from 1973.

Then, Angie Dickinson is a frustrated MILF living with her husband and son. But after a random hook-up at an art museum, she is murdered in an elevator by a mysterious "woman". It's then up to her shrink (Michael Caine), her son (Keith Gordon), a cop (Dennis Franz) and a hooker (Nancy Allen) to figure out just what the hell is going on in Dressed to Kill from 1980.

And finally, John Travolta is a sound engineer for crummy b-movies (you know, like the ones we cover on this podcast), but when he's out one night recording sound effects, he witnesses a car drive off the road and into a stream. After saving the girl inside (Nancy Allen) he finds out that the guy driving the car was a potential presidential candidate and it's up to him, Nancy Allen and Dennis Franz to figure out just what the hell is going on in Blow Out from 1981.

All this plus witty banter between friends, the return of Grandpa, penis enhancement chat, cute little butts, Nerd News and Blu-rays/DVDs, absolute confidentiality, Hithcock comparisons galore, the Memphis Maniac, RoboTech pajamas, continued lack of police involvement and a whole lot more!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

JFD999: A Very Special Episode



This week, on Junk Food Dinner: a very special episode of Junk Food Dinner. Our specialists have specialized in specialization to the point of specific specificity, and the results are included in this special episode. It's an episode we think you'll enjoy at this time of year, from our family to yours.



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Friday, March 27, 2015

JFD255: A Clockwork Orange, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Showgirls



Junk Food Dinner turns five years old this very week, and to celebrate we're breaking out all the stops. In addition to our reviews of three bonafide classics, we have an extra-sized onslaught of listener junkmail, and your three charming hosts recount their top five favorites (and top five worst favorites) of the past year's worth of reviews. It's a real hootenanny!

Up first, we follow Stanley Kubrick and Malcolm McDowell over to jolly ol' England for a bit of the ol' ultraviolence, with a side of eggy weggies. It's 1971's A Clockwork Orange, the dystopian chronicle of a young proto-punk hoodlum, Alex DeLarge, his violent exploits and subsequent reform. What'd we think of this classic? It might give you a bit of pain in the gullliver.

Next! We finally stop messing around and get down with the weird and wild world of Edward D. Wood, Jr., when we review his 1959 space-zombie epic Plan 9 From Outer Space! Often marketed as "the worst movie ever made", this low-budget schlockfest also features the final appearance of Bela Lugosi. It's camptastic!

Finally, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, as Kyle MacLachlan repeatedly states in 1995's Showgirls. But despite that, we're here to spill the beans on Jesse Spano's boob-filled film debut. It's about the rough and tumble life of a girl who can't stop storming out of scenes in a huff, and who also is trying to be a dancer or something. Did we mention boobs? Directed by Paul Verhoeven?!

All this plus witty banter between friends, dish-wash-talk, high-waisted jeans and longbutts, Face to Face surprise chats, the predictably unpredictable Parker Bowman's Fist Church, Juggalo Shaming, No News and No DVDs, absolute confidentiality, the part where Kevin is surprised by Kyle's theme song, continued lack of police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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Friday, March 20, 2015

JFD254: Deathstalker 1-3

Hey, wizards and warriors! Grab your sword and your sandals, cuz we're going full on fantasy this week with a Deathstalker theme show!

First up, 1983's Deathstalker. Roger Corman executive produces this flick about the titular adventuring swordsman and his crew who join a fighting tournament set up by an evil wizard to weaken his potential threats. Everyone is tough, oiled up and mostly nude.

Next, legendary director Jim Wynorski takes over for the 1987 sequel where Deathstalker falls in with a princess whose evil clone has taken her throne. This one has slightly more clothing and lots more GLOW Girls.

Finally, Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell from 1988. this flick was featured on MST3K. Deathstalker meets another princess and fights yet another evil wizard.

All this and Nerd News, DVDs, dead Cincinnati Reds, new Junk Mailers, the Batgirl controversy, another Let the Right One In remake, and so much more!


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

April Calendar!

Hey, Junkies! Our April Calendar is upon us! It's a big month full of weirdo flicks, fun surprises and playful secrets.

JFD257w/ Josh from Lunchmeat Magazine!

  • America's Deadliest Home Video (1993)
  • Aswang (1994)
  • North Dixie Drive (2011)
JFD258
  • Massacre Mafia Style (1978)
  • The Beaver Trilogy (2001)
  • Gone with the Pope (2010)
JFD259: Lucha Week!
  • Las Vampiras (1968)
  • Champions of Justice (1971)
  • Santo and Blue Demon Against Dracula and The Wolfman (1973)
JFD260: Futuristic Gladiator Week!
  • Fulci's New Gladiators (1984)
  • Robot Jox (1989)
  • Legion of Iron (1990)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

JFD253: Hotel Inferno, Chatterbox, Ebola Syndrome


This week on Junk Food Dinner, we are joined by very special guest Patrick Dolan from Rue Morgue to discuss three weird and explicit flicks!

Up first, Patrick brings us a unique first person splatter-fest from the fresh young upstarts at Necrostorm called Hotel Inferno from 2013, where we take the vantage point of a hitman hired to take out some weirdos in a hotel, but when he discovers the people he's working for haven't told him the full story, he is forced to battle his way through various demons and monsters with bloody results.

Next, Kevin finally gets around to covering the film that partially helped propel him into a life-long obsession with 70's sexploiation; 1977's Chatterbox. In this goofy sex comedy, a beautiful young woman (Candice Rialson) is shocked to learn that her vagina can not only talk, but it's got a wicked sense of humor and only thinks about sex. When her singing snatch becomes national news, it's almost enough to drive this poor girl to suicide. Directed by the guy who did Reform School Girls and written by the guy who wrote Savage Streets, with appearances by Rip Taylor and Irwin Corey, Chatterbox has something for everyone.

And finally, Sean brings us Herman Yau's follow-up to The Untold Story, Ebola Syndrome from 1996. Once again, casting Anthony Chau-Sang Wong as a creepy and revolting leading man who kills his boss and escapes to South Africa where he works in a Chinese restaurant and tries to bang hookers. But when he gets infected with Ebola he begins spreading the disease by killing people and then cooking and serving their infected bodies to unsuspecting patrons before ultimately fleeing back to China to spread some more Ebola love.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Face to Face shirt chat, new IMAX projectors that give you ultimate pixels, Blob and Leatherface origin stories, wrestling dog movies, and so much more!

Also, be sure to check out Junk Food Dinner's contribution to the Rue Morgue website this week where we review three of our favorite shot-on-video flicks! Thanks again to Patrick for making that happen!

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Friday, March 6, 2015

JFD252: Eyewitness Murders, Trancers, Sorcerer



Coffee or orange juice? It's an age old question, and one that we may or may not answer on the show this week. Also: we cover three crazy, and crazy different movies in this bombastic non-themed episode of Junk Food Dinner! It's a love letter to ambition!

First up! We venture into uncharted waters, with the not-listed-on-IMDB Eyewitness Murders, from 1988! The directorial debut of Jason Holt (Desperation Rising), this obscure shot-on-video horror movie chronicles the descent into madness of a former Vietnam veteran trying to make a low-budget documentary on the sex workers of Los Angeles. But is it even a movie? We'll discuss!

Up next, we discuss a real "Lost" Angeles film (the second of two in this very episode!) - 1984's Trancers from Charles Band and Empire Pictures. A time traveling cop named Jack Deth hunts down a psychic zombie overlord, or something. Helen Hunt wears a Confederate Flag jacket in it, if you'd believe it.

Finally, we unearth a buried near-classic, William Friedkin's Sorcerer from 1977. This tense thriller revolves around a band of criminal misfits teaming up for a dangerous transportation mission deep in the South American jungle. For a variety of reasons, this film was barely seen and critically panned on its initial release, but that hasn't stopped an army of JFD listeners from suggesting we check it out!

All this plus witty banter between friends, Wrestling Talk, Bran Lee (???) from Loomis, California, Parker Bowman’s Fist Church, Nerd News, Nightcrawler Brawlers, Extra Small Milk, Double Puns, This Week’s DVD Picks, Ohio Swingers, Insurance Humor, Bad Vaginas, Roy Scheider’s Hell in a Cell, Face to Face Chats, the part where we predict Harrison Ford's plane crash, Listener Junkmail, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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Friday, February 27, 2015

Ep. 251: The Time Machine, TimeMaster, TimeCrimes

Sci Fi Ebruary comes to a close as we travel through time together!

First up, Rod Taylor plays a man cleverly (?) named H. George Wells, who has invented a time-travelling Laz-E Boy chair. He goes from Victorian England to WWI to the apocalypse ... in 1966. He then says "Fuck it," and goes 800,000 years into the future. It's "The Time Machine," directed by George Pal and based on the novel by the original HG Wells.

Next, it's time travel, the old west, virtual reality, Worf and skiing in a movie that ruined a whole movie studio... "TimeMaster!"

Finally, Spanish film maker Nacho Vigalondo brings time travel on a smaller scale when an average man jumps into a time device to escape a killer, only to emerge a few hours earlier. How does he fix the mess and who was the killer? We find out in TimeCrimes from 2007.

All this plus witty banter between friends, DVDs, Parker's tea bottle makin' some noise, insider Pool Party news, our new favorite voicemailer, chill positivity, correct geography, Cory and so much more!


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