Monday, November 29, 2010

Comedic legend Leslie Nielsen dies at 84

Actor Leslie Nielsen died Sunday at the age of 84. This is horrible news for anyone who enjoys such things as "comedy," "jokes" or "life."

There are very few things funnier than "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun." As a youngster, I'd watch these movies religiously. As a ten-year-old, I longed for the day that someone would ask me to share a nightcap with them so I could reply with "No thanks. I don't wear those." Pretty much any time anyone has thrown a pillow or towel at me, I've clutched it to my face like it's impossible to remove. To this day, I tell anyone who cares to listen that one of my all-time dream jobs would be to write movies like "The Naked Gun." Thanks to Nielsen's brilliant dead-pan deliveries, from here until the sun explodes, there will not be a (funny) human alive that doesn't say "And don't call me 'Shirley'" when prompted.

The world's gonna be a lot less funny without Nielsen around. And his passing is no doubt being mourned by anyone with a funny bone.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #36



















It's a very special Junk Food Thanksgiving Dinner as we celebrate with three cinematic turkeys.

First, a muscle-bound madman stalks a quirky family as they gather for Thanksgiving in the 1981 slasher flick Home Sweet Home (AKA Slasher in the House) starring Jake Stienfeld (of Body By Jake fame) and Don Edmonds.

Then, we join Ed O'neill and his spoiled step son played by Ethan Embry on a wild road trip home for Thanksgiving in the 1991 family comedy Dutch, written by John Hughes.

And finally, we get terrorized by a foul-mouthed, killer turkey in the goofy low-budget horror-comedy Thankskilling from 2008.

Also, we have Nerds News, this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases and much more!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #35


















In celebration of our 100th film reviewed on the show, we're doing a full-length commentary on a movie of your choice.

The votes are in and our 100th movie is all about that lovable, wise-cracking alien duck that George Lucas would love to forget, Howard the Duck from 1986 starring Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones and Tim Robbins.

So grab your DVD or VHS copy of Howard the Duck, queue it up along with this podcast and let's suffer through this nonsense together.

***NOTE: THIS IS A FULL-LENGTH COMMENTARY OF HOWARD THE DUCK, NOT A REGULAR EPISODE. THIS IS MEANT TO BE LISTENED TO WHILE WATCHING HOWARD THE DUCK AND NOT ON ITS OWN***

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Eli Roth to 'Clown' around HaHa! (Get it?)

So, apparently, pretending to be Eli Roth pays off. Some fellows made a fake trailer for a movie called "Clown," but attributed the film to Eli Roth. Roth saw it, apparently liked it and is now producing a full-length version of it.

In other news, we're changing the name of the podcast to "Eli Roth's Junk Food Dinner hosted by Eli Roth, Kevin, Mark and Parker."

Anyway, here's the fake trailer for the movie, which looks pretty cool.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

JFD's 100th Movie is... "Howard the Duck!"

Yep! With a large amount of the votes, you've decided that Junk Food Dinner's 100th movie will be "Howard the Duck." I hope you're ready for duck tits, cuz we'll be recording a full audio commentary for the film this weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Aliens, Cowboys, Stoners, Puppets

It's been a big week already for new trailers. Here are a couple of notable ones. And, no, I'm not gonna post the "Green Lantern" trailer. Why? Because it's fucking stupid. Anyway, here's "Cowboys & Aliens" (which looks AWESOME) and "Your Highness" (which looks very funny, with the possibility of wearing thin REAL quick).




Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #34















Hello, weirdos. Welcome to Junk Food Dinner Episode #34.

This week we take over an advertising agency and stick it to the man, when we take a look at the black & white absurdist, satirical comedy Putney Swope from 1969, directed by Robert Downey Sr.

Then we see what happens when gymnastics and karate mix as we check out the outrageous action flick Gymkata from 1985, staring Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Kurt Thomas.

And finally, we get a glimpse at a surreal day-in-the-life of a group of jaded young people when we explore the star-studded Nowhere from 1997, directed by Gregg Araki and staring James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Kathleen Robertson, Christina Applegate, etc, etc.

Also, we have Nerds News, this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases and much more!

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Also, if you like the show, please take a minute to nominate us for the 6th Annual Podcast Awards and subscribe to us on iTunes or Podfeed.net.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scream, Scream Again

Here's a (mostly) full-length trailer for "Scream 4." I think this has the ability to turn out well. We've gone almost 11 years without a Scream movie. These have been 11 years full of "Saw," "Hostel," "Final Destination" and endless remakes. So, in the absence of "Scream," we've been given all new "rules" to play with. In '96, "Scream" was so effective because it toyed with all the lame, overly used horror movie rules that Jason, Freddy, Michael Myers and all their rip-offs made us expect and be sick of. In 2010, we're now sick of an entirely new set off rules that this new "Scream" will have fun with.

Although, admittedly, I'm not too sure what these rules are because I always fall asleep during the "Saw" movies.

But, I'm fairly sure the biggest rule that all those new franchises I've mentioned set up is that there's no longer room for Nancy Thompson, Laurie Strode, Tommy Jarvis or even Sydney Prescott. No one survives anymore.

At any damn rate, I'm down for watching anything with Kristen Bell.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Doug: The Movie

Some guys took the old Nickelodeon show "Doug" and updated it as one of those crappy movies the dude from "Scrubs" would make. It's pretty cool, nonetheless.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nominate JFD for a Podcast Award

I'm gonna level with you, Junk Food Fans. We need you.

We need you to nominate us at The Podcast Awards. All you have to do is go to their site and plug in "Junk Food Dinner" and our website's url ("www.junkfooddinner.com" obviously) under the "People's Choice" and "Movies/Film" categories. You'll also have the option to leave a comment about why you're voting for us. You can say something like "The hosts are so fucking good-looking and funny" or something. That would be fine.

We would love you forever if you could do this for us. FOREVER.

Also, since Podcast Alley is broken and the votes aren't registering, we could really use the self-esteem boost that being nominated for a Podcast Award would bring. Especially Mark.




Uwe Boll wants us to forget all about "Birdemic"

"Director," Uwe Boll has been hyping his movie "Blubberella" lately, a movie about an obese super hero. That sounds about right from Boll, I'd say. Other than the fact that it's an original idea and not based on a video game.

Anyway, in some Twilight Zone-esque/Infinite April Fool's Day joke, it turns out that while Boll was filming "Blubberella," he was also filming the third "Blood Rayne" movie (yes, there have previously been TWO "Blood Rayne" movies, somehow.)

The "fun" part of this dual filming is the fact that both movies have the same exact sets, filming locations, actors and plots. Except, one's about a vampire killing nazis and one is about an obese superhero ... killing nazis.

Uwe Boll must be taking it pretty hard that people have been concentrating on "Troll 2" and "Birdemic" as the worst movies ever and overlooking his strong body of work.

Anyway, here are the trailers:




Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #33



Hey, weirdos!!

This week we pay tribute to the lovable and murderous Scumdogs of the Universe!
First, we watch GWAR's 1992 debut film, the Grammy-nominated "Phallus in Wonderland" and see how Oderus Urungusreacts to the theft of his Cuttlefish of Cthulu by the Morality Squad. We also witness the origins of Oderus' pet tyrant lizard, Gor-Gor!




Next, we take a look at the follow-up, "Skulhedface" from 1994 and learn all about the plot of an insane genius to steal the
Jizmoglobin* of Oderus, Balzac, Slymenstra and the rest of the crew. Will Dr. Skulhedface succeed and turn GWAR into a doped up easy listening band with no balls? Will this scheme ruin GWAR's attempt at summoning The World Maggot on their telethon? And what part does the Lawn Jockey play?

Finally, Parker sits down for an interview with Oderus Urungus himself, Dave Brockie, about the band's origins, their films and the new album "Bloody Pit of Horror" in stores Today!!




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GWAR is still on tour in America and will be heading to Candada and then New Zealand after that, so check out GWAR.net for all the tour dates and to BUY the new album, "Bloody Pit of Horror!"


Got a movie suggestion for the show, want to give your opinion on a movie we talked about or just want to tell us we suck? Drop us a line at JFDPodcast@gmail.com.


Also, if you like the show, please take a minute to vote for us on Podcast Alley or subscribe to us on iTunes.


Thanks for listening!


EDIT: Here's the brand new video for GWAR's new single "Zombies March!"





*Not "Hemoglobin," like Parker says on the show a couple times because he's a poseur.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

If you squint, you can see the Child's Play trailer

As a fan of Chucky and his movies, I'm looking forward to this Child's Play remake. Happily, someone at Comic Con or something took a crappy quality video of the teaser trailer that shows absolutely nothing.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Samurai warriors with gatling guns? The answer's yes.

The new Zack Snyder film "Sucker Punch" has a new trailer and it looks like the dreams I have after taking a hit of acid and chugging a 2 lite of Mountain Dew.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

How Should I Feel?

Admittedly, this has nothing to do with cult films so I might catch some guff for putting it in the weblog. It did, however, sort of blow my mind. I sat on this til Shlocktober was over, as it would have been even less relevant amidst the theme of the month.

(WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD)

Certainly, The Wire is one of my favorite shows. It also rates pretty high with my roommate Erin. Though it's endlessly quotable, one scene that comes up, in call-and-response form- usually right before something really awful happens, is this one from Season 5.


Arguably, one of the best scenes from the series.

Imagine our surprise when we found reference to this clip from a show I had never seen (and previously believed to be about a robot girl like Small Wonder) iCarly. (skip to 8:30 for the meat.)



WEIRD.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

JFD's 100th Movie

Hey, kiddos. As we mentioned a few episodes ago, we'll be discussing our 100th movie soon. None of us are mathematicians, but we're pretty sure it'll happen on JFD35. To mark this monumental occasion, we're going to do something different, something little crazy.

For the 100th movie, we're going to record an audio commentary, the likes of which you might find on a DVD or on a track wherein your hosts would "riff." You'll be able to sync the episode up with your VHS or DVD or Blu-ray (if you own a bank or play professional basketball, anyway). Or not. You can just listen to the episode on your iPod at work like you normally do if you want.

As for the 100th movie, we're gonna let you pick. We've decided that we're gonna delve into some epic, awful stuff and it's up to you to pick our poison. You'll notice a poll on the left. Take a peek at the five choices and vote away. It's that easy!

Here are your choices. Choose wisely, Junk Fooders.




Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GWAR on the Jimmy Fallon show

Here's your last warning, Junk Food Lovers. Oderus Urungus of GWAR will be on next week's show. In the meantime, here's their recent performance on the Jimmy Fallon show.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Vote for Junk Food Dinner instead of senators or whatever

Hey, kiddos. It's a new month and that means the Podcast Alley rankings start fresh. We would love you forever if you'd go throw up a comment or a vote for us. Each vote helps put us higher in the rankings which makes it easier for people to stumble onto us, which makes the show bigger and better.

Last month, you guys got us into the Top 50, where we stayed all month long. And I don't mean the Top 50 Cult Movie Podcasts or Top 50 Podcasts Where The Hosts Occasionally Insult Midgets or the Top 50 Podcasts Hosted by Three Beautiful Men (although we did make the Top 75 on that list). I mean we were in the Top 50 out of all the 90,000 podcasts on Podcast Alley. Thank you!

So, please go take a second to vote or comment because if we drop out of the Top 50, it's ritualistic suicides all around.

1. Go Here.
2. Enter your email address and click “Vote now”
3. Then check that email – they will send you a link that must be clicked in order to confirm the vote.