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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4 comments:

  1. Haven't listened yet, but I have seen two of the movies for this week. I loved God Bless America, but fucking HATED The Mist. I know Parker has some sort of affinity for Thomas Jane, but the guy can't act for shit. By all accounts a cool dude, and probably a top shelf male hustler, but I haven't found him believable in a single thing I've seen him in.

    But Jane aside, the movie just stinks. Caricatures instead of characters, atrocious writing, terrible delivery of the terrible lines, crappy CGI... I hated just about everything about the movie and it was a test of my patience to sit through it to the finish. I think it gets more credit than it deserves because they had the balls to go with such a bleak ending (which blew because it seemed totally out of Jane's character's character) and because Darabont directed it. FUCK YOU MIST.

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  2. Ugh. All three of you assholes must have been smoking crack. Along with 74% of the critics at RT, and the majority of the people on IMDb. I feel like I'm being punked. The whole world is embracing that horrible movie in an effort to fuck with my head.

    seriously i don't know what. My faith in humanity is being tested. FUCK YOU MIST and all the Mistees too.

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  3. I love The Mist. In fact, I have the radio play version that aired on public radio, with William Sadler as David Drayton. It wa really good, too.

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