Monday, August 29, 2011

Need more stuff to listen to?

Hey, check it out. Kevin appeared on my other podcast this week. We talked about music and tv shows and Reb Brown and aliens and porn. Go listen to it. It's sort of like having 2/3rds of an extra JFD episode this week. Except there's no talk about cult movies. So, maybe it's like having 0/3rds of an extra JFD episode. Anyway, it's still bound to cure an hour or so of boredom on your commute to work.

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Rum Diaries trailer!

If you've read Hunter Thompson's "Rum Diaries," then you're aware that Puerto Rico has more to it than just Chupacabras. Anyway, the trailer for the movie is finally here after being in production for about a decade or so! Huzzah!

There's a bunch of stuff in this trailer I don't remember from the book. Oh, well. It's been a while since I've read it. Maybe I'm just senile.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

JFD + Stitcher = Happy Ears

Hey, kiddos! You got Stitcher, the app that lets you stream all your favorite podcasts right to your cellular telephone? Well, Junk Food Dinner is all up on there now!

Use stitcher to stream our voices directly into your brain. It'll sorta be like finding out how we feel about "Humanoids from the Deep" telepathically.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

JFD73: Invasion USA, Humanoids from the Deep, Monsters

Explosions, mutants, aliens... it's all here on the latest episode of Junk Food Dinner.

Up first, we stop a Soviet take over of the United States with the internet's favorite action star Chuck Norris when we take a look at the 1985 Cannon action flick Invasion U.S.A directed by Joseph Zito.

Then, mutated fish monsters emerge from the water to wreak havoc on a sleepy fishing village and mate with bikini clad teens in the Roger Corman produced creature feature Humanoids from the Deep (AKA Monster) from 1980 starring Doug McClure, Ann Turkel and Vic Morrow and directed by Barbara Peeters.

And finally, two Americans must traverse a section of Mexico infested by extra terrestrials in the low-budget road movie Monsters from 2010 written and directed by talented newcomer Gareth Edwards and starring real life love birds Whitney Able and Scott McNairy.

All this plus witty banter between friends, listener feedback, Nerd News, DVD & Blu-ray releases, and so much more!


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Sunday, August 21, 2011

James Gunn and chainsaws and zombies.

Do you like zombies? Do you like James Gunn? Chances are, if you like one then you like the other. Well, James Gunn has written the story for a new zombie video game called "Lollipop Chainsaw" and it looks super fun. Zombies exploding into rainbows seems cool. And, unlike other zombie video games, there are no signs of having to take photos like a boring butthole.

Maybe one day, there'll be a sequel called "Lollilove Chainsaw" where James Gunn takes up the charitable cause to sell suckers to help feed and clothe the homeless?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

JFD72: The Pit, Super, 13 Assassins

This week, we tell crime to shut up!

Up first, we're joined by Jon Dieringer from to talk about the surprise gem, "The Pit," from 1981. The film is about young Jamie, a freaky sex pervert kid whose only friend is his evil talking teddy bear. Also, there are subterranean troglodytes!!

Then we discuss 2010's "Super," written and directed by James Gunn, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon and tons more cool people. "Super" is the story of a man named Frank whose wife leaves him. To cope with the loss, he becomes a super-hero and horrible violence and whimsical fun ensue.

Finally, we learn that twelve assassins is theoretically possible, but 13 is silly, as we talk about 2010's "13 Assassins," directed by the controversial Takashi Miike. The film was nominated for Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize.

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Bad Ass Knights on the horizon

Have you dudes seen the trailer for Nights of Badassdom yet? I think you might need to. The movie's about some live-action role players that accidentally summon demons to their big nerd event. It also stars Danny Pudi from the amazing show "Community," Summer Glau from "Firefly" and the least lame cast member of "True Blood," Ryan Kwanten. It looks mighty fun and can be a nice piece to our inevitable theme show of movies about LARPing, also featuring "The Wild Hunt" and "Role Models."

Friday, August 12, 2011


Tonight, our pals at Horror Boobs and Lunchmeat Magazine, are presenting Blood Diner at our beloved Spectacle Theater. Don't miss it! The A/C is on blast and there's ice cold suds from Brooklyn Brewery (suggested donation: $3 or 2 for $5). Hope to see you there, Junk Food Junkies!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

JFD71: Voyage of the Rock Aliens, Dead & Buried, Sucker Punch

This is a punchy opening sentence pertaining to the 71st episode of Junk Food Dinner! From aliens to the undead to school girls fighting dragons we've got quite a spread lined up this week!

We kick things off with teens in the 70's (via the 50's) in a movie born of the 80's neon bosom! A guitar shaped spaceship and it's crew of new wave alien hipsters invade Earth to win the hearts, minds, and ears of the youth; but first they have to go up against the toughest (and only?) band in town in "Voyage of the Rock Aliens" from 1984 staring Pia Zadora.

Next, Local sheriff Dan Gillis is in over his head when a string of bizarre murders rocks his sleepy little corner of the world. Everyone seems to be acting strange and instead of answers, he's only getting more questions. Join us as we learn it takes a village to raise the dead (#jokes)! Dan O' Bannon again teams up with Ronald Shusett to craft a spellbinding tale of black magic and betrayal with special effects from Stan Winston in Gary Sherman's "Dead & Buried" from 1981.

Finally, escape is the only option as we get wrapped up in dreams within dreams and go head to head with evil doctors, orcs, dragons, and more. Baby Doll and her friends are busting out - but not without a plan! When the music starts, reality ends. The stage is set for Zack Snyder's first original work, "Sucker Punch" from 2011.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Trailer Trash

It's time for more various oddball trailers from the far reaches of cinema obscurity. So, without any further ado, let's check out some "coming attractions"!

Dr. Alien (1989):

Ah, Empire Pictures. What's not to love about the infamous production company that gave us such 80's cult favorites as Ghoulies, Trancers, Re-Animator, TerrorVision and Psychos in Love? Well, here's one from Empire that I bet you probably missed; Dr. Alien. This goofy sci-fi teen comedy stars Billy Jacoby (Just One of the Guys, Parker Lewis Can't Lose) as Wesley, a nerdy student who becomes a sexual dynamo after being injected with a serum by his new smokin' hot teacher, Ms. Xenobia played by Judy Landers (Stewardess School, Armed and Dangerous), who just happens to be an alien. Sound ridiculous enough for ya yet? This nugget of pure late-80's video fun was directed by David DeCoteau, who got his start directing gay porn but would later helm such guilty pleasures as Creepozoids, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama and Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000. After its initial home video release on VHS and laserdisc in the early 90's, Dr. Alien did get an official DVD release in 1999, but unfortunately has since gone out of print.

Lady Terminator (1989)

Back in the early 90's hundreds of gullible folks looking to re-live the excitement of James Cameron's blockbuster Terminator decided to take a chance on a VHS tape that promised the same brand of explosive action, only this time with a sexy female doing the terminating. Unfortunately, what they actually got was this despicably bad Indonesian schlock-fest, directed by H. Tjut Djalil (Mystics in Bali, Dangerous Seductress) and starring Barbara Anne Constable as the titular Lady Terminator (who hasn't acted before or since this embarrassing starring role). As you may have guessed by now, Lady Terminator has absolutely nothing to do with the popular Arnold Schwarzenegger film it shares its namesake with (the original Indonesian title roughly translates to The Revenge of the South Seas Queen), but that didn't stop Shooting Star Video from marketing the US VHS release as being somehow related. In 2004 Mondo Macabro continued the exploitation by releasing this dirty little piece of trickery on DVD.

Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave (1978):

If you thought Lady Terminator was a cheap, exploitative cash-grab, you obviously haven't seen 1978's Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave. After legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee's untimely death in 1973 several companies tried to cash in by releasing movies starring look-a-like actors with stage names like Bruce Lei or Bruce Le. However, one of the most remembered entries in the Bruceploitation genre by American audiences is Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave, released on VHS by Media Home Entertainment in 1982. This cheap Hong Kong thriller was originally released as America Bangmungaeg in 1976 on its home turf, but when brought to The States, a brief scene of lightning striking the grave of Bruce Lee causing a Lee look-a-like to jump out of the ground was added to the beginning of the film and the title was changed. However, despite these changes, the movie itself has absolutely nothing to do with Bruce Lee and even worse, is painfully boring. Nevertheless, several kung fu fans over the years have been duped into renting this stinker hoping for some genuine Bruce Lee action. No such luck, I'm afraid.

Alright, that's all for now. Look for future installments of Trailer Trash in the upcoming weeks.

If you have any suggestions for a ridiculous, cool, absurd, perplexing or just generally Junk Food-y trailers, send 'em my way.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


"FORGET KILL BILL, DEATH WISH AND STRAW DOGS: here is a revenge fantasy you can actually relate to. At 12-years-old, Jamie Benjamin already has a CV of torture that would make Dawn Weiner blush: the hot librarian at elementary school tears up the erotic collages he makes with her photos; the cool kid at recess splits his lip open; Jamie’s nubile live-in babysitter only has eyes for an indifferent jock; and even the old woman down the street tries to mow him down with her motorized scooter (“he’ll probably grow into one of those hippies…”). It’s not clear exactly what’s wrong with the kid—he shows signs of autism, and a creepily over-affectionate mother might have something to do with it—but he finds solace in friendship with his teddy bear and the afternoons he spends visiting a pit in the woods full of bloodthirsty, primordial trolls. The youngster does his best to see that they’re looked after, but a kid can only steal so much meat from the butcher truck before another solution is in order—and if it can satisfy two problems at once, so much the better.

Featuring a bizarre yet undeniably great performance by young Sammy Snyders, an unexpectedly sensitive portrayal of pre-adolescent sexual confusion and a few odd scenes involving a psychic teddybear—this must have been an entire subplot that was only half-assedly deleted from the movie—The Pit is a severely twisted, oddly touching and gut-bustingly hilarious realization of every kid’s fantasy to feed people who fuck with them to random trolls in exchange for friendship. Not bad for the only movie ever shot in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin."

THE PIT (Lew Lehman, 1981) Trailer from Jon Dieringer on Vimeo.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Check out Kevin's band, eh?

Kevin's modesty has probably prevented him from posting this, but lucky for him, I don't have this "modesty" and I'm chock full of shamelessness when it comes to plugging things.

Kevin's band Northwest Ordinance played on our announcer, Juliette's, radio show in Dayton, Ohio recently and if you wanna listen to it, Here is the link to do so.

In related news, Mark and I have no bands.

RiffTrax LIVE! - Jack The Giant Killer (1962)

RiffTrax LIVE! 08/17/11 - Jack The Giant Killer (1962)

A couple of years ago now, I saw one of RiffTrax's one-night-only LIVE! in-theaters events and had a blast. I assumed the RiffTrax crew (former MST3K alumni Mike Nelson, Bill Corbitt, and Kevin Murphy) would only be able to continue doing public domain titles like they have so far (HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, PLAN 9, REEFER MADNESS) for all similar future LIVE! in-theater events, but here they have a total golden-age matinee fantasy adventure classic up next! I absolutely love the monster-filled, visually fantastic, storybook-colored, kooky and spooky George Pal/Harryhausen-esq JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962), so I'm really looking forward to this one. Feel you there!

JACK THE GIANT KILLER (2012) is actually being remade at the moment by a PUBLIC ACCESS/USUAL SUSPECTS re-team-up of writer Christopher McQuarrie (PUBLIC ACCESS, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE WAY OF THE GUN, THE TOURIST, MI:4) and director Bryan Singer (PUBLIC ACCESS, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL, X-MEN, SUPERMAN RETURNS, VALKYRIE). No doubt, the new version will be more of a modernized medieval blood-and-mud dark-paletted contemporary CGI-fest rather than an old-school optical effects laiden rainbow-colored kiddie matinee fantasy fever dream, but maybe it will still be fun in its own way.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Can sharks get reservations to Dorsia?

My favorite novelist, Bret Easton Ellis, is apparently (read: according to The Hollywood Reporter) teaming up with the writer of "Taxi Driver" to make a movie about shark murderers!

Here's the synopsis: According to the Hollywood Reporter, the story will focus on a worker at an expensive beach club who takes revenge on its wealthy and obnoxious members by steering their yacht into shark-infested waters. Schrader will direct and work with Ellis on the screenplay.

Needless to say, this news is good enough to make today worth enduring.

Getting hungry for 'Sushi'

On this week's episode of Junk Food Dinner we talk about the upcoming film Sushi Girl from relative newcomer Kern Saxton.

The stylized crime drama features a veritable who's who of cult favorites including Tony Todd (Candyman, Platoon), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), James Duval (Nowhere, Donnie Darko), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens), Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story, Troll) Sonny Chiba (The Streetfighter) and Danny Trejo (Machete). With a cast like that, how could you resist?!

Here's the film's official synopsis:

Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous. Sure enough, the four unwieldy thieves can't help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot

Unfortunately we're going to have to wait until 2012 before we get a taste of Sushi but until then check out the recently released trailer:

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #70

Never before has so much flesh been devoured on single podcast! Episode #70 of Junk Food Dinner is here with more zombies and cannibals than you can shake a stick at!

Up first, we revisit everyone's favorite Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, only this time, they're just zombies, in the goofy sequel C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. from 1989 starring Gerrit Graham, Brian Robbins, Tricia Leigh Fisher and Mr. Roper himself, Norman Fell.

Then, a group of soldiers stationed in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the Mexican-American War, quickly turn on one another as cannibalism is introduced to the group in the often overlooked 1999 period thriller Ravenous starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeffrey Jones and David Arquette.

And finally, two valley girls survive the apocalypse only to be hunted by evil scientists, thuggish marauders and of course, zombies in the excellent 1984 horror-comedy Night of the Comet starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Mary Woronov and Robert Beltran.

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


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