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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Thursday, February 19, 2015

JFD250: Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes


Junk Food Dinner celebrates its 250th episode (and Sci-fi-ebruary) by going bananas over one of the most iconic science fiction film series of all time; the Planet of the Apes series!
[If you missed our review of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes film, check out episode #147]

Up first, a couple astronauts travel to the planet of the apes to find Charlton Heston and his crew, but when one parishes its up to James Franciscus to avoid armies of angry apes, dangerous landscapes and a cult of atomic bomb worshipers in order to save Mr. Heston and figure out a way to get home in Beneath the Planet of the Apes from 1970.

Then, we jump back to modern day 1973, where it appears that the original space craft from the first film has turned to Earth, but when the three astronauts emerge from the ship, they're not humans but our ape friends Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Milo, who are now the fish out of water in a human world in Escape from the Planet of the Apes from 1971.

And finally, Cornelius and Zira's son has grown up 20 years after the events of the last film and finds himself in a world where apes are being conditioned as slaves for mankind, but when his loving handler Armando (Ricardo Montalban) is killed Caesar leads a revolution of his monkey brethren in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes from 1972.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Death Valley chat, how Indiana ruled the 80's, 50 Shades of Grey theories and so much more!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

March Movie Calendar!

Hey, Junkies! March is gonna be a hot time in the ol' podcast town. We got guests! We got anniversaries! We got birthday parties! We got theme shows!!

JFD252

  • Sorcerer (1977)
  • Trancers (1984)
  • Eyewitness Murders (1988)
JFD253: w/ Patrick Dolan of RueMorgue.com
  • Chatterbox (1977)
  • Ebola Syndrome (1996)
  • Hotel Inferno (2013)
JFD254: Deathstalker Week!
  • Deathstalker (1983)
  • Deathstalker II (1987)
  • Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988)
JFD255: 5 Year Anniversary Show!
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Showgirls (1995)
JFD256: Brian De Palma Week w/ Cory from IllCon
  • Sisters (1973)
  • Dressed to Kill (1980)
  • Blow Out (1981)

JFD249: Xtro, The Hidden, Queen of Outer Space



Sci Fi Ebruary never dies (because it's not technically a living thing, and thus ineligible for such a classification (this goes for most abstract concepts))!! This week, we suffer the horrific invasion of deadly forces from other worlds in our ALIEN THEME SHOW!

First up! Insane gore effects, Phantasm-esque dream logic, and a little rubber alien dude collide with British suburbia in the under-seen XTRO from 1982! After being abducted by aliens, Tony's dad finally returns to the family - but is it really Tony's dad? Spoiler: no.

Up next, Kyle MacLachlan (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks) and Michael Nouri (GoBots: War of the Rock Lords) team up to hunt down an alien body snatcher on a crime spree in Los Angeles! As Shelby Cobras has often noted, the geography in the action-packed introductory car chase is well-executed and realistic. Cory Sklar has called it a Love Letter to Los Angeles. We call it Shirley.

Finally, we crash land on Venus with the stock-rocket crew of 1958's Queen of Outer Space, and encounter a planet swarming with short skirted retro foxes! Zsa Zsa Gabor appears in this highly campy sci-fi B-picture from Edward Bernds (Return of the Fly).

All this plus witty banter between friends, Hotel Room Goats and their Sick-Ass Beards, The Long Awaited Return of Clayton Miller Chats, The Long Dreaded Return of Face to Face Chats, Musical Vapors, Long-time listener Eric from Omaha, Matthew Sweetman Presents - Attaining Nirvana: The Kurt Cobain Story, All the Nerd News that is Pod to Cast, Kevin Drops the Shipping and Handling Heat, At least a Trio of Digital Versatile Disc Picks, Chowing Down on Snake Eggs with Space Vampires, The Connect Four Critics Association, The Most Courageous Lady in the Whole Wide World, Some Long Butts, National Pizza Week, Six Degrees of Freddy Krueger, A Lot of Gams, Genuine 1950s Ray-Guns, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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