Wednesday, August 29, 2012

JFD124: Two Idiots in Hollywood, Double Team, Conflict of Interest

Hey, Junkies! Mark isn't here this week. He was murdered and set on fire while celebrating his birthday. In his stead, we have friend of the show, Kevin Merryman of CulturalAtrocities.com!

First, a couple of dummies leave their hometown of Dayton, Ohio for Tinseltown in 1988's "Two Idiots in Hollywood," written and directed by Stephen Tobolowsky. The film is a surreal musical meta comedy that's obsessed with pop culture that lampoons the movie business.

Next, Jean Claude Van Damme joins forces with NBA star Dennis Rodman to fight terrorism (in the form of Mickey Rourke) in "Double Team" from 1997. Hark Tsui directs this film about terrorism, revenge and children... and, uh... basketball metaphors and weird stuff like that.

Finally, a tough cop (Christopher McDonald) must deal with a sexy metal gang (lead by Judd Nelson and his girlfriend, Alyssa Milano) ruining his son's life in 1993's "Conflict of Interest." Stuntman Gary Davies directs this tale of rage, industrial music and chicken murder.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

JFD123: Split Second, The Bat Whispers, Assault of the Killer Bimbos

Rats, Bats and Bimbos. Oh my! It's time for another fun-filled episode of everybody's favorite cult movie podcast!

Up first this week, the JFD boys travel to the futuristic world of 2008, where global warming has covered London in a foot of water and hard-nosed cop Rutger Hauer is on the hunt for a supernatural killer that's ripping people's hearts out. Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan and Michael J. Pollard round out the cast in the 1992 cyber-punk action flick Split Second directed by Tony Maylam (The Burning).

Next, we take in what is by far the oldest film we've ever reviewed on the show, The Bat Whispers from 1930. In this visually stunning, black & white crime thriller directed by Roland West (Alibi), a mysterious criminal known as The Bat has a mansion full of hammy actors on edge.

And finally, Elizabeth Kaitan and Christina Whitaker play a pair of go-go dancers who are on the run after being framed for murder. Along the way the encounter truck stop waitresses, small town cops and a group of hard-partying surfers in the 1988 comedy Assault of the Killer Bimbos directed by Anita Rosenberg (Modern Girls) and co-written by Ted Nicolaou (Terror Vision).

All this plus witty banter between friends, glitchy Skype noise, soundboard antics, hating on re-makes, Junk Mail, DVD & Blu-ray releases, Nerd News and so much more!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

JFD122: Tales from the Darkside, Creeptales, The Monster Club

Junk Food Dinner's back, but we didn't invite our audio quality. Also, it's short attention span spookiness as we watch three horror anthologies.

First, an all-star cast including Steve Buscemi and Christian Slater and iconic writers, including Stephen King and Arthur Conan Doyle, bring us the classic, "Tales from the Darkside: The Movie," from 1990.

Next, Vincent Price and John Carradine invite us to 1981's "The Monster Club." Where Campy parties meet goth, morose stories in a bizarre mash up of Shadmoks and VampGhouls and all types of ill shit.

Finally, some ghouls raid a coffin to find their favorite movie in "Creeptales," from ... uh, sometime in the '80s, though it wasn't released until 2004. Keep your eyes peeled for the voice of Spongebob as a purse snatcher.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Thor vs. North Korea: Dead by Red Dawn

Check it, dudes.  The trailer for the "Red Dawn" remake came out today. In it, Thor and the dorky melvin from "The Hunger Games" are America's last defense against a North Korean invasion.  A lot of snowflakes have taken to the internet to whine about how this film is merely propaganda, and perhaps that argument is not without merit. But, you know what? This is also an action movie about dudes fighting dudes. There are no CGI aliens, robots, mutants or dreams within dreams in this movie and that's okay with me. If the North Koreans have to look shady so that I don't have to see another action movie where Will Smith fights aliens, then so be it. I mean, it's not like the North Koreans are real solid dudes in real life, anyway. 

Would changing the invading force to something fictional like "North Badguyistan" improve this film? Probably not. Just because this film implicitly states "Fictional America gets invaded by fictional North Korea" doesn't make it propaganda any more than any other action movie out there. Movies like "Battle: Los Angeles," "X-Men First Class," and "Cowboys vs. Aliens"  all dealt with the invasion of America and the post 9/11 fear of such an invasion in the American Zeitgeist. But, it was done with metaphor and CGI muppets so no one really cared, I guess. Movies like this go back to the dawn of film. Don't get too worked up about it. Besides, I know you all have a VHS copy of "Top Gun" you can't bring yourself to throw away.


Also, propaganda or no, after "Avengers" and "Cabin in the Woods," I'd watch a flick of Chris Hemsworth reading a list of all the ways Kim Jong Il oppressed his people for 90 minutes. That dude is gold.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

JFD121: Fatal Deviation, The Tomorrow Man, Screwballs


With all traces of Ghoul Summer leaving our bodies, JFD returns with a kinder, gentler podcast experience for you and yours.

Up first, it's a whirlwind of fists, squibs, misguided musical choices, and thick accents as we take a look at the first martial arts film from the Emerald Isle - 1998's SOV arse-kicker FATAL DEVIATION. When a young man returns from reform school to avenge the death of his father, he's entered into a tournament and forced to fight to the death. Can he be the champion and still find time to save the damsel in distress, rebuild his home, beat up almost everyone in town, and participate in a seemingly endless training montage? (Spoiler: Yes, he can.)

Next, we dip back in the Julian Sands well and come up with a bucket of mid-90's made for TV sci-fi in the form of THE TOMORROW MAN. Sands plays a robot, named Ken (!!!!!!!), sent from the future to save the past. He teams up with the man who essentially created him (played by Giancarlo Esposito) to stop the bad guys and learn a thing or two about what it means to truly be human. A cast of some quality character actors and the sweet kiss of CGI shapeshifting from 1996 make for a surprisingly entertaining watch.

Finally, if it ain't broke don't fix it. It's one of the finest sex comedies to ever grace (or maybe grease?) the screen. 1983's SCREWBALLS sets the bar pretty high for some low-brow laughs. Five unlikely friends make a pact to get even with the popular prude who got them all thrown in detention. It's time to put their heads together and come up with a list of schemes so crazy - they just might work. Turn your brain off and we'll see you after class.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

JFD120: Nude Nuns with Big Guns, Cut-Throats Nine, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death

Catholicism, Criminals and Cannibals; this episode of everybody's favorite cult movie podcast really has something for everyone.

Up first, we debate whether Joseph Guzman's 2010 Nude Nuns with Big Guns, starring Asun Ortega and David Castro, is a fun, well-made throwback to the grindhouse era or simply an uninspired Robert Rodriguez knock off.

Then, we examine the gory 1972 Spanish western Cut-Throats Nine, directed by Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, about a group of criminals shackled together and traveling through the wilderness. Starring Claudio Undari, Emma Cohen and Alberto Dalbés.

And finally, we're split on whether to laugh or groan at the 1989 gender relations satire Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, starring cult babes Shannon Tweed, Karen M. Waldron and Adrienne Barbeau plus a younger, less funny Bill Maher.

All this plus witty banter between friends, glitchy Skype noise, soundboard antics, Hall &; Oates covers, Junk Mail, DVD & Blu-ray releases, Nerd News and so much more!

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