Thursday, June 7, 2012
JFD112: The Boxer's Omen, The Mist, God Bless America
High-five, you guys! Junk Food Dinner is back with another episode to squash the drudgery of modern living or whatever. This week we really spread it out as we take a look at three films that couldn't have anything less to do with each other!
Up first the Shaw Brothers kick our brains out and then chew them up and regurgitate them - and that's not even the half of it! We examine 1983's MO (a/k/a: THE BOXER'S OMEN) - a heady mix of kung-fu, Buddhism, black magic, and psychedelic insanity. A headstrong boxer swears revenge after his brother is paralysed in a dirty fight, but along the way finds he has a much bigger task at hand and must make mincemeat of an evil sorcerer!
Next, Frank Darabont dips back into the Steven King well and comes up with a big bucket of THE MIST from 2007. When a group of strangers get trapped in a supermarket after a mysterious fog rolls into town, they must fight for survival against monsters from another world as well as this one. With a fantastic cast, great camerawork, and a sense of paranoia as thick as well...the...the uh, mist itself - this is one you shouldn't miss(t).
Finally, Bobcat Goldthwait is back - with mixed results. This 2012 satire - GOD BLESS AMERICA - finds us butting heads and occasionally raising our voices! After losing his job, his parking spot, his family, and his will to live; Frank opts out of eating his gun and instead turns on the "more deserving" - but not before teaming up with his platonic spree-killing partner - Roxy. No one is safe from this bloodbath as reality TV, child molesters, religious fanatics, and more come between the crosshairs!
All this plus witty banter between friends, glitchy Skype noise, soundboard antics, misappropriated funk songs, Junk Mail, DVD & Blu-ray releases, Nerd News and so much more!
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