Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #65


Daughters lock up your mothers, Junk Food Dinner returns! This week we take a look at three very different films and then say things about them in turn. It's new!

Up first, we get chummy (and a little gushy) with an oft overlooked horror/comedy entry into undead high school lore, I Was A Teenage Zombie from 1986. Not to mention it's killer soundtrack comprised of the likes of The Fleshtones, The Db's, The Waitresses, Alex Chilton, and more!

Next, Gem City's own Jim Van Bebber takes us on a tripped out ride through the eyes of Charlie and company in the 2004 film The Manson Family based on the infamous 1969 murders and the subsequent trial.

Finally, we learn that some nostalgia might be misplaced in the misstep that is Body Slam starring Dirk Benedict and Roddy Piper. Featuring a whole host of 80's footnotes. Everyone from Charles Nelson Rielly to Billy Barty! See you at Summerslam!

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


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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Party Down on a big screen? Perhaps.

If you're like me, you still occasionally sob silently thinking about how "Party Down" was cancelled. Well, at a Party Down show at the Alamo Draft House, the creators spilled the beans about how they're in talks to do a movie. So, obviously I'm tickled. Although, the series had a really great ambiguous ending that I think worked well as a finish.

Here's a video of guys saying the stuff I just wrote about.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I'D RATHER BE DRIVING.

In a mere 24 hours, we will proudly present "Alone in the T-Shirt Zone" at the Spectacle Theater with a video intro from director Mike B. Anderson and actress Jennifer Anderson. To celebrate, we'll be selling hand dyed/hand screened Spectacle t-shirts for $10 each. All the money will go towards making more t-shirts for future events! See you there!
Saturday, June 25th // Spectacle Theater // Midnight // $5


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Closed for the Season.


A few months back, we did a nice little interview with (extremely patient) filmmaker Jay Woelfel (Beyond Dream's Door / Junk Food Dinner #23). The other day we received an email from Mr. Woelfel regarding his new film "Closed for the Season" being released on DVD in August. The film centers around a now defunct amusement park and was filmed in OHIO, along with his other new film "Season of Darkness." Check out the interview (if you haven't already) for more info on the film (and a host of other topics).

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #64

Put on your sheep skin vest, your ultraviolet goggles and your best pair of hookin' shoes because a brand new episode of Junk Food Dinner is comin' at ya!

This week, we have Peter Cushing leading an army of aquatic Nazi zombies who take great pleasure in drowning young castaways on a deserted island in the atmospheric 1977 horror film Shock Waves.

Then, a 15-year-old girl (played by then-24-year-old Donna Wilkes) leads a double life as an innocent straight-A student by day, seductive Hollywood hooker by night, until she and her gang of kooky friends become the target of a serial killer in the campy exploitation classic Angel from 1984.

And finally, a giant malformed sheep monster terrorizes a Nevada Wild West tourist town in the truly bizarre 1973 drive-in creature feature Godmonster of Indian Flats directed by Fredric Hobbes.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Red band Conan trailer emerges from the murky depths

Here's the new Conan trailer. Apparently "Conan" is no longer pronounced the old-school Arnold way, but the way that the ginger talk show host pronounces it. No doubt, this will cause much confusion between the two characters.

Anyway, here it is. Right after a commercial, anyway. Cuz Xzibit heard you liked commercials. So he put some commercials in your commercials so you can watch while you watch.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #63

This week we realize we've gotta get out of these bodies, Andy.

First up, guest Kevin Merryman from the excellent pop culture blog Cultural Atrocities brings us 1991's Motorama, a bizarre road movie about a 10 year old who leaves his abusive household in hopes of winning a contest. The film features cameos from a variety of cult icons including; Mary Woronov, Susan Tyrrell, Flea, Dick Miller and tons more.

Then we play "Hide the Soul" with Chucky as we examine the film that made a star out of a doll possessed with the soul of a serial killer in the iconic horror film Child's Play from 1988.

And finally, half of us watch and discuss 1989's Lobster Man from Mars starring Tony Curtis, a parody of '50s monster movies, that also serves as a film-within-a-film.

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



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Monday, June 13, 2011

Monster brawl breaks out in Waffle House parking lot

If you're like me, you spend a lot of your time thinking about what would happen if monsters fought each other. Well, a here's the trailer for one such movie. "Monster Brawl" stars Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) and Kevin Nash (nWo (for life)) and it's about monsters that wrestle.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Get weird tonight, stay weird forever.


Tonight, Kings County Cinema Society is presenting The Boxer's Omen at Spectacle Theater. I met Nick for the first time the other night at the latest Project Parlor & Junk Food Dinner event and he described the film as "one of the craziest things [he's] ever seen," without blinking an eye. Now, that phrase gets tossed around a lot, but I have to admit that it usually makes me pretty curious about whatever film is being discussed. After watching the trailer at Spectacle last night before the screening of (the very excellent) "Le Prisonniere" as well as a couple clips online, I'm sold. I'll hopefully see some of you creeps there!

Friday, June 10, 2011

JFD's 200th movie reviewed is imminent, audio commentary episode to ensue

Hey, gang. If you'll recall, last November, we reviewed our 100th movie. To celebrate, we recorded a special audio commentary episode. To chose the flick, we put up a handful of movies for yous guys (listeners/buddies) to vote on. Well, "Howard the Duck" won and we did the show. (You can find it Here.) Spoiler Alert: It turns out that movie sucks.

Despite that movie being turds, we had a fun time and people seemed to dig it. If our math is correct, the 200th movie should be hitting us on Episode 69 (hee hee). And, we're gonna have another go around with everyone voting on which movie we should do an audio commentary for! We widdled it down to six flicks, now it's your job to pick our 200th movie!

Below are the choices. To vote, just click the buttons on the poll box in the left sidebar.







Thursday, June 9, 2011

Junk Food DInner Podcast: Episode #62


It's gonna be a hot time in the old town tonight as Junk Food Dinner #62 bursts forth from Hell itself.

We start things off with a rage filled review of Todd Farmer's (Jason X) and Patrick Lussier's (My Bloody Valentine 3D) southern-fried-revenge-from-beyond-the-grave-2D-"masterpiece" Drive Angry 3D from 2011.

Next, we find time to indulge in our favorite sport- hunting humans as we take a look at the 1965 Italian satire The 10th Victim, starring Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni.

Finally, it's back to fire and brimstone as we wrap things up with some familiar faces (Dana Ashbrook, Liane Curtis, James Karen, and more) in the often overlooked horror-comedy Girlfriend From Hell from 1989.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Girl has tattoo, possibly dragon-like in shape

Here's a teaser for the new "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movie. I dunno much about these books or anything, but this is a pretty cool trailer. I think I saw Julian Sands in there somewhere. I like that.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

RED FACTION Movie Premieres Tonight on SyFy (Sat. 06/04 - 9/8c)



RED FACTION: ORIGINS premieres tonight (Sat. 06/04 - 9/8c pm) on SyFy as a SyFy Channel Original Premiere. It is apparently set between the events of the RED FACTION: GUERILLA and RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON games. I don’t know anything about the newer RED FACTION games, but I have to say that I’m actually kind of excited and intrigued about this idea. I don’t get around to experimenting with too many contemporary video games, even though I appreciate them in theory, but I did get hooked playing RED FACTION II on GameCube with my girlfriend many years ago. We couldn’t afford an XBOX to play HALO, so we tried RF2 out and ended up having a lot of fun with it. We still quote from Sopot’s propaganda speech sometimes, which could be heard everywhere in the game being constantly broadcast on a public address system in the background. If Sopot is in this, which he's probably not, I really hope they use the exact same voice actor's recording, as it was part of the heart and soul of the atmosphere of the RF concept for me. Actually, I rented a movie once (NEXUS 2.431 (1994)) which had a few random scenes in it that made me think about how RF might be turned in to a neat little movie novelty, and now thanks to the wonderful SyFy Channel, all my dreams have come true.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #61


Put on your black leather jacket, kidnap a young girl and seal yourself up in your bathroom because episode #61 of Junk Food Dinner is here, kids!

This week we see what happens when aliens invade Earth, turning everyone into zombies and the only ones who can save us are eardrum-shattering Japanese punk rockers Guitar Wolf, when we take a look at the off-the-wall Asian splatterfest Wild Zero from 2000.

Then, an awkward teenager must hide between the walls of a sealed-off bathroom in his house after accidentally murdering a young girl, only to have a new family move in shortly after, in the 1974 made-for-TV drama Bad Ronald, starring Scott Jacoby, Kim Hunter and Dabney Coleman.

And finally, a trio of creeps kidnap a young heiress and hold her for ransom, only to have things go south quickly, in the gritty exploitation flick The Candy Snatchers from 1973 directed by Guerdon Trueblood and starring the sexy Tiffany Bolling and Susan Sennett.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Project Parlor & Junk Food Dinner present: June 7, 2011!

Project Parlor & Junk Food Dinner present...

We're back! Round 7 was one of the best nights yet! For this week (Round 8) we thought we'd do something a little different. While "Krull" and "Return to Oz" were hits, they were both really long, right? Right. So, Tuesday (June 7th!) we're presenting 4 bite-sized morsels of weirdness for you to cram into your brain.

Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986)


Circulating only as a bootleg for many years, this is a true American time capsule. Thirty minutes of solid gold from the parking lot of a Judas Priest concert at the USAir Arena in Maryland. Witness the majesty of cool t-shirts, sing-alongs, beer, dope, bad hair, good hair, cars, swear-words, groupies, and more as we present this once lost gem.

This girl wants to party with you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyN-OAHC4TY

Mr. T's: Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool (1984)


You know who cares about kids? Mr. T. Oh, you didn't know that? Well, prepare to be pitied, fool. Mr. T teaches kids (including a pre-meth addict Stacy Ferguson) the virtues of wearing clothes, being nice to your mom, staying in shape, getting over being shy, and the dangers of peer pressure (with the help of Bobby Brown-era New Edition). Full of good intentions, this mostly comes off as weird. And when we say weird, we mean the parts where Mr. T exercises without pants.

On the subject of your mom, and how she should be treated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U53XWlGK4hY

Chris Elliot- Action Family/FDR: A One Man Show (1986/1987)


During his time as David Letterman's head writer (which he started at the tender age of 22!), Chris Elliot found time to make these forgotten jewels. 1986's "Action Family" spoofs light-hearted sitcoms and gritty cop drama's all at once through a variety of well executed gags (shot on film during the cop segments/shot on video for the sitcom segments, etc.) and dialogue. Check out a cameo from David Letterman and a young Seth Green!
After a weird dream about Abe Lincoln, and a musical number, we're back with "FDR: A One Man Show" with commentary by Marv Albert about the...uh...life...of FDR. More great sight gags and another appearance by Lincoln.

The Toll: Press Release (1988/timeless)

The Toll were Brad Circone, Rick Silk, Greg Bartram, and Brett Mayo. Hailing from Columbus, OH they were (somehow) signed to Geffen Records and toured extensively. Presented here is a tape (found in a dumpster) that quickly found it's way into heavy rotation. Part interview/part long form music video, this is another time capsule to round out the evening. Watch the thrilling reaction shots of Greg Bartram nodding, soak up nuggets of wisdom from Bret Mayo, feel yourself being covered in the unbelievable and almost inhuman amount of sweat and spit that seemingly cascade off of Brad Circone during the live segments, get scorched by the other worldly guitar work of Rick Silk. The interviews are almost as rambling and incoherent as the songs themselves. Are we overselling this? Good.

Here's a 10-minute song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf_1Rd5Ujhw


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Thankskilling 2 a possibility

Way back on JFD36, we talked about a small indie movie about a killer turkey called "Thankskilling." Two thirds of us found it to be a complete awful piece of crap. But, I fucking loved it.

The Thankskilling guys are using Kickstarter to raise the funds to make a sequel. They've already raised enough to cover the original's $3,500 budget of the original. They're looking to raise $10,000 when it's all over, which should make "Thankskilling 2" almost three times better than the original.

Anyway, here's their (funny) pitch video. And here's the link to the kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jordandowney/thankskilling-sequel-horror-comedy-feature-film.


The Forest for THE TREE

Many saw the plane coming on the horizon and heard the sirens go off, but the bomb has finally dropped and the mushroom cloud is now visible just over the hill. So while you are waiting for the shockwaves to reach your town and blow your roof off, here are a few last minute survival instructions to follow:

1.) Intial Reaction Time: Critical
2.) Duck and Cover
3.) The Earth dies Screening
+4.) The Afterlife

via Classy Hands.

Tree of Life from Robbe Rees on Vimeo.



Mark's all mad because he hasn't seen this yet and it's playing right down the street from him.