Wednesday, March 15, 2017

JFD356: Even Dwarfs Started Small, Burden of Dreams, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

The THRILLING conclusion to our month-long tribute to ego-stroking concludes with our final Me-Arch episode: Sean Byron Presents: A Junk Food Dinner Tribute to the Film Legacy of Werner Herzog! Join along with us as we explore three flicks from the pleasantly grim madman of Bavarian cinema.

First up! An early effort from Werner Herzog has him chronicling a particularly chaotic, if plotless, day in the life of a fictional band of dwarves out in the Canary Islands. The film of course is 1970's Even Dwarfs Started Small! and we're here to report that it does not skimp on the little people!

Next! Making any movie is hard work, but Herzog finds ways to make them maddeningly difficult. Never before was this more obvious than in Les Blank's 1982 documentary Burden of Dreams, which follows Werner as he attempts to pull off the impossible while making Fitzcarraldo. And then the soccer ball goes flat!

Finally, we end the show as we end all truly great shows: smoking crack rocks with Nicolas Cage in a gritty post-Katrina New Orleans. Or at least, that's what it felt like after watching this movie. It's 2009's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, and it just MIGHT change all your thoughts on Nic Cage.

All this plus witty banter between friends, chats about Julia Ducornau's RAW, The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean, the Sweetest Man in Washington DC, King Kong News, Godzilla News, Other Giant Monster News, sick animation burns, Parker's fear of emotional intimacy, continued apologies to Robert from Podcast Town, them weekly news and Blu-ray Picks, continued lack of overt police involvement, sneezes, belches, mega-decrepit erections, gleeks and a whole lot more!


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Saturday, March 11, 2017

April / May Springtime Calendar

Spring is in the air, Snack Packers!

We've got some hot movies coming up in April, including a couple of theme shows paying tribute to some of our favorite actors.

And we're introducing Ani-May, a month-long tribute to everything animated!!

And speaking of animation, remember to find us on our new Youtube page. Subscribe for the most fun!

April
JFD358:

  • Hugo the Hippo (1975)
  • True Romance (1993)
  • Frankenstein Created Bikers (2016)
JFD359: Russ Meyer Week
  • Mudhoney (1965)
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
  • Supervixens (1975)
JFD360: Julie Brown Week
  • Dare to be Truthful (1992)
  • Attack of the 5'2 Woman (1994)
  • Plump Fiction (1997)

JFD361: John Ritter Week

  • Hero at Large (1980)
  • Problem Child (1990)
  • Stay Tuned (1992)

Ani-May
JFD362: Live Action / Animation Week

  • Cool World (1992)
  • Evil Toons (1992)
  • Lawnmower Man (1992)
JFD363: Adult Animation Week
  • Fritz the Cat (1972)
  • Mr. Sprinkles (2007)
  • Where the Dead go to Die (2012)
JFD364: MTV Week
  • The Brothers Grunt (1994)
  • The Head (1994)
  • Beavis & Butthead do America (1996)

JFD365: Anime Week

  • Madbull 34 (1990)
  • Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
  • The Dragon Dentist (2017)

Friday, March 10, 2017

JFD355: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog

Me-Arch continues as we talk about Parker's dude: Joss Whedon!

First, we talk about two Whedon-directed episodes of the show that made him a household name, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Everyone loses their voices in "Hush" and then tragedy strikes in "The Body."

Next, the short-lived Sci Fi show "Firefly" takes to the air once more in the film, "Serenity."

Finally, Whedon and his friends made a short film during a writer's strike. Neil Patrick Harris stars as a vlogging evil scientist in "Dr. Horrible's Sing a Long Blog."

All this, plus Nerd News, exercise chat, DVDs, Logan Chat, a friend of Xanders' here and so much more.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

JFD354: A Bucket of Blood, The Wild Angels, Frankenstein Unbound


This week we kick off Me-arch; an entire month where each week one of your JFD hosts picks a director who they love and highlights three flicks from their career. This week, it's Kevin's week and he chose The King of the B's himself, Roger Corman!

Up first, Dick Miller stars as a put-upon busboy at a beatnik coffee house who only wants to be accepted by the artists and poets who frequent it. Unfortunately, he has no real talent. However, when he accidentally kills a cat he gets the idea to cover it in clay and pass it off as art. When that gets him noticed, he sets his sights on bigger prey in 1959's A Bucket of Blood.

Then, Peter Fonda leads a gang of misfit bikers who roam Southern California looking for a good time in 1966's The Wild Angels. But when one of their crew (Bruce Dern) gets shot up by the cops, the gang hatches a plan to bust him out of the hospital but fails to realize dudes with gunshot wounds probably need medical attention.

And finally, John Hurt is a futuristic scientist who develops a new weapon for the US Government, but it also opens a time warp that sends him back to 1817's Switzerland where he runs into Victor Frankenstein (Raul Julia), his monster and Mary Shelley (Bridget Fonda) in 1990's Frankenstein Unbound.

All this plus witty banter between friends, the death of the IMDB message boards, Sean's adventures at the opera, impressions of Get Out, a surprise appearance by Parker's dog, backlash for Sean's Gwar views, sad Nerd News, Blu-ray Picks, continued lack of overt police involvement, and a whole lot more!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

March Schedule!

It's March, Snack Packers! JFD Turns 73 years old this month!

As such, we'll be celebrating a little bit of Me-Arch, like we did last year. Each week, each one of us will have our own show, where we pick one of Our Dudes and three of their movies.

Enjoy, Junkies! And enjoy our dudes!

JFD354: Roger Corman Week

JFD355: Joss Whedon Week
JFD356: Werner Herzog Week

Find us in Podcast Town or something in the meantime!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

JFD353: Circuitry Man, Hardware, Firepower

We're locked in the future as another Sci-Fi Ebruary is released into the past. It's true: this Dystopian Action theme show is our final show for this monthlong fictional and scientific journey. But there's always next year, or is there? Well, at least we've got a great guest host to close this one out: director Jason Krawczyk (He Never Died, The Briefcase, Clown Holocaust!)

First up! A confusingly titled, confusingly plotted, and confusingly confusing journey from future Los Angeles to future New York leads to some unexpected activies in 1990's Circuitry Man! It has robot(s)!

Next! Hugely fallen-off director Richard Stanley's widespread acclaims have to be sourced from some film, and it's definitely not his Island of Dr Moreau - could his true virtues be on display in 1990's Hardware? It's certainly got robot(s)!

Finally, we end the show as we end all shows: in a trash-fire ridden future Los Angeles, watching secondrate kickboxing fights from the comfort of The Palace theater's dingy bleachers. It's 1993's Firepower, and I don't think it actually has any robots.

All this plus witty banter between friends, a rollicking discussion in regards to the making of HE NEVER DIED, no news or Blu-ray Picks, continued lack of overt police involvement, sneezes, belches, decrepit erections, gleeks and a whole lot more!


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Buy on Amazon and Watch Along:
Gums *** Nightdreams (search eBay) *** Night Of The Living Babes
Dead Ringers *** Mirror Images *** Twin Sitters
Hammer *** Every Which Way But Loose *** Matilda
Trancers II *** We Are Still Here *** Robot Wars

Thursday, February 16, 2017

JFD352: Godzilla Raids Again, Godzilla vs. King Ghidora, Final Wars

We pay tribute to the King of the Monsters, Godzilla, this week!

First, Godzilla returns to destroy Japan, and another monster in "Godzilla Raids Again" from 1955.

Next, time traveling robots spark another godzilla attack in 1991's Godzilla vs. King Ghidora.

And, last, It's kaiju vs. mutants vs space aliens in 2004's "Godzilla: Final Wars."

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

JFD351: Hackers, Double Down, Summer Wars


Break out your 28.8 KBPS modem and your brand new laptop with 4 whole MB of RAM  because it's time to hack the planet!

Up first, Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock) is a young computer delinquent who moves to NYC and falls in with a group of hacker teens including Matthew Lillard, Laurence Mason and Angelina Jolie. When they uncover a criminal plot by an internet security nerd played by Fisher Stevens their freedom is threatened in the ultra-90's cyber classic(?) Hackers.

Next, we delve even further into the world of vanity film maker Neil Breen with 2005's Double Down. In this low-budget action flick Breen plays a renegade hacker and former soldier hired to to take down the Las Vegas Strip for two months using only his 4 laptops and 3 flip phones. Fueled only by his mistrust of the government and cans of tuna, he's a one man hacking machine.

And finally, we journey to a land of animated hackers in 2009's Summer Wars. This stylish anime, directed by Mamoru Hosoda, blends a colorful cyber battle zone with a grounded and touching family story making for a unique experience even for non-otakus.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Sean doesn't mention La La Land even once, Sci-Fi Super Bowl ads, the early death of the new Jason movie, more on Jackie Chan's Bollywood adventure, hacking memories, Blu-ray Picks, songs computer love, continued lack of overt police involvement, and a whole lot more!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The JFD Videostore is open for business!

It's true, Junk Food Junkies. The future is video. VHS, specifically. As such, we've launched our newest, and greatest endeavor to serve you in the realm of cult movie chats:



The JFD Videostore is your ONLY legal source on YouTube for the following:

  • Occasional appearances from a cohosting ghost
  • A shirt-ripping celebration in defense of the Japanese of this country
  • Donald Trump / Kriss Kross mash-up songs
  • Julian Sands' peen
  • Cocaine-snorting down syndrome kids
  • Men punching mirrors when they're horny 
  • A flagrant disregard for the quality of Corey Feldman films
  • Stunning insights into economic incentives of monkey handlers
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

JFD350: The Twilight Zone!

This week's Junk Food Dinner is special in so many ways: it's our 350th episode! It's the start of Sci-Fi Ebuary! It's a Twilight Zone theme show! A rare TV-based show! And we've got Mike Dikk!

This week is a little different than normal episodes - instead of covering three movies, we'll be discussing eight episodes of a ground-breaking TV series. It’s the original The Twilight Zone!

  • Time Enough at Last (S01E08)
  • The After Hours (S01E34)
  • Nick of Time (S02E07)
  • The Rip Van Winkle Caper (S02E24)
  • Two (S03E01)
  • Shelter (S03E03)
  • Living Doll (S05E06)
  • Uncle Simon (S05E08)


All this plus witty banter between friends, Parker gets all wet in his tennies, going back to the heart of tobacco country, a lonely Cranksgiving, Heath from Dallas, the triumphant return of the boob scale, no news or Blu-ray Picks, continued lack of overt police involvement, sneezes, belches, decrepit erections, gleeks and a whole lot more!


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