Thursday, April 25, 2013

Benefit for family of JFD listener & buddy Nick!

Hey, Junkies. Listener of the show and all around good dude, Nick, has an uncle, Punk, who's fighting ALS and lung cancer. And, as we all learned in Saw VI, medical costs are too damn expensive, so there'll be a a benefit this weekend to defray those medical costs. If anyone would like to donate or help out in any way or if you're in the Illinois and wanna show up, it would be much appreciated. There's gonna be lots of cool raffle prizes including sweet DVDs and even a Junk Food Dinner T-Shirt (from Hide the Bodies.) You can find the facebook event page Here or you can contact Nick Here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

JFD157: Bellflower, Phenomena, The Stabilizer

This week, we do three flicks suggested by and voted on by the listeners!

First, two slacker friends spend all their time planning for an apocalypse when they're hit with reality in 2011's "Bellflower," directed by, written by and starring Evan Glodell. This flick was shot for a measly $17,000 and has a beautiful and unique look to it. Also, flame throwers and stuff.

Next, Jennifer Connelly is a young girl who can telepathically speak to insects. Needless to say, she teams up with Donald Pleasence and a lazer-guided chimp to catch a serial killer in Dario Argento's 1985 flick "Phenomena," aka "Creepers."

Finally, Indonesian director Arizal brings us a tale of justice, revenge, explosions and almost being Sylvester Stallone in 1986's "The Stabilizer," released in the US by Troma.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Nerd News, this week's DVD & blu-ray releases, brain damage as an accurate metaphor for a break up, complete confidentiality, no police involvement, the craziest deus machina ever, Donald Lloyd of the Junk Food Dinner Warehouse, Junk (voice)Mails, and so much more!

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Got a movie suggestion for the show, want to give your opinion on a movie we talked about or just want to tell us we suck? Drop us a line at JFDPodcast@gmail.com. Or leave us a voicemail: 347-746-JUNK (5865).

Friday, April 19, 2013

Ideal Show Round Up Time!


Hey, Junkies! As you may know, we're holding a contest to find the coolest Ideal Episode of JFD. You can find the full details here.

So, a few people have been wanting to be kept up to date with the ideal shows that are coming in. Maybe this will help you form a strategy? Avoid doubling up on movies? Or maybe it's just cool to check out all these hypothetical show idea. Whatever. Well, here's the first batch. Some folks sent in some reasons and persuasions and summaries for their picks, but we'll probably read some of that on the show, so we'll leave it out of this post. (Oh, it's mostly in order of when we got them, not in any sort of "this guys's in the lead" order or anything.)

Seth's Ideal Show: Mr. Vampire, Fist of the North Star, Hong Kong Godfather
Eric's Ideal Show: Nosferatu, Nosferatu (1979), Salem's Lot
Murad's Ideal Show: The Message, The Last Temptation of Christ, Battlefield Earth
Orion's Ideal Show: Demolition Man, Virtuosity, Johnny Mnemonic
Memphis Maniac's Ideal Show: Decline of Western Civilization, Hated, Driver 23
David's Ideal Show: Freeway 2: Confessions of a Trick Baby,  Gummo, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things
Mike's Ideal Show: Pulgasari (1985), The Cat (Lao Mao) (1992), The Corndog Man
Pete's Ideal Show: One Crazy Summer, Better off Dead, How I Got into College
Randy's Ideal Show: Stripped to Kill, Dance of the Damned, Streets
Tonton's Ideal Show: Swept Away, Revolver, Rock N Rolla
Joseph's Ideal Show: Race with the Devil (1975), The Kindred (1987), Ice Cream Man (1995)
Buster Mustard's Ideal Show: Die Hard, Judgement Night, Police Story
Brian's Ideal Show: Monster Squad, Dead Heat, Prison (1988)
Cory's Ideal Show: Parents, Nothing But Trouble, Space Is The Place
Espen's Ideal Show: Thale (2012) The Bothersome Man (2006) Oslo, Aug. 31 (2011)
Nick's Ideal Show: Friday the 13th IV, The Running Man, The First Turn On
Aslan's Ideal Show: Dead Heat, The Hidden, Frankenstein Unbound
Alex's Ideal Show: Teeth (2007) Penetration Angst (2003) Killer Condom.
Jeremy's Ideal Show: Flavia the Heretic, Angst (1983), Singapore Sling
Adam's Ideal Show: Take Me Home Tonight (2012), Super 8 (2011),  Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1 (2012)
Zachary's Ideal Show: Big Man on Campus, Razorback, Rawhead Rex
Mark's Ideal Show: Monster Squad, The Gate, Blood Hook
Brian's Ideal Show: Deadly Eyes, Nightmare City, Kill Squad
KD's Ideal Show: Lisztomania (1975), World Gone Wild (1988), Ed And His Dead Mother (1993)


We'll post more of the ideal shows next week or so. Keep sending 'em in! GGMF!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

JFD156: The Dungeon Master, Rock 'n Roll High School Forever, Burst City

Dance around the refrigerator with your Junk Food Dinner pals as we discuss everything from laser-blasting computer nerds to drag-racing Japanese punks!

First, computer nerd Jeffrey Byron shoots lasers at The Devil (Richard Moll) and chases after midget barbarians in attempt to save his girlfriend in 1984's The Dungeonmaster aka Ragewar.

Then, the director of Slumber Party Massacre tries her hand at teen comedy with 1991's Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever, starring rock and roll virtuoso Corey Feldman.

Finally, a band of Japanese punk rockers protest the construction of a power plant in a dystopian future in between drag races and live shows in 1982's Burst City.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Nerd News, this week's DVD & blu-ray releases, complete confidentiality, no police involvement, death by fire, no Ramones, Donald Lloyd of the Junk Food Dinner Warehouse, Junk (voice)Mails, and so much more! 

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Friday, April 12, 2013

The JFD May Calendar


Hey, Junkies! Here's our calendar for the month of May, so get ready cuz it's full of monsters and America and break dancing! Also, for JFD 160, we're doing an episode based on some listener's ideal JFD theme show. Click Here for details and send in your ideal JFD show!

JFD159: Cannon Films Theme Show

  • Breakin' (1984)
  • America 3000 (1986)
  • 52 Pick Up (1986)
JFD160: A Listener's Ideal Show
  • ???
  • ???
  • ???
JFD161: w/ guest Mike Dikk from Kissing Contest
  • Midnight Madness (1980)
  • Star Hunter (1996)
  • Doomsday (2008)
JFD162
  • Vanishing Point (1971)
  • Picasso Trigger (1988)
  • The Host (2006)

What's your ideal JFD episode? We'll do it.

Hey, Junkies. We mentioned this on the new episode (JFD155), but we're gonna mention it here, to properly document everything and for our deaf listeners, who can't hear the podcast.

We want to hear your ideal episode of Junk Food Dinner. Pick three movies. Your favorite movies, perhaps. Or 3 movies you think would make a cool theme together. Or movies you think we'd love. Or movies you think we'd love to hate. Whatever it is. There's only one rule. Make sure we haven't already done those movies. For maximum accuracy, you can search our handy, up-to-date list of every movie we've ever done on the left sidebar over there. Or you can check out our Letterboxd list. Oh, and send just one ideal show. You can't send like 20. This is your ONE dream show you wanna hear.

Email your ideal shows to jfdpodcast at gmail dot com by May 6, and we'll read them on the show and argue until we decide on one. Then we'll be doing your show for JFD160, the following week.

Oh, and here's the best part! When you win, we'll get at your for your address so we can scale your lattice wall or kick in your basement window to deliver* a sweet ThanksKilling 3 poster signed by the creators, Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart! So, thanks to those dudes for providing the cool prize. And go buy or rent ThanksKilling 3 if you haven't seen it because there's some pretty great puns and it's one of the prettiest movies we've ever seen. IN SPACE.

Up and at 'em, Junkies. Go make your ideal episode!

*Or we'll just send it via the post office.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

JFD155: The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Evil Dead (2013)

Grab your shotgun and your chainsaw and take a trip with JFD into a secluded cabin in the woods! With the release of the remake of one of the most beloved cult horror films of all time, we decided to take an in-depth look at the infamous Evil Dead series of films.

Up first, we dig into the movie that started it all. You know the plot; five friends travel to a small cabin in the forest, looking for a good time, but when they find a tape recorder and mysterious book in cellar, all hell breaks lose as the young people begin to turn into evil demons and it's up to Bruce Campbell to try and stop it in the 1981 directorial debut of Sam Raimi, The Evil Dead.

Next, we head back to the cabin for even more demonic hi-jinx. Bruce Campbell returns as Ash in this sequel/remake, that finds him again at a secluded cabin with his girlfriend. Once again a mysterious book and tape recorder unleash demons from another world that cause a variety of gory and zany things to happen to anyone that happens to stop by, in the horror-comedy classic Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn from 1987.

And finally, we head out to the theater to catch the brand new entry under the Evil Dead imprint, the Fede Alvarez directed remake/reboot Evil Dead from 2013. This new version gained a lot of buzz before its release for promising to remain true to the spirit of the original and deliver an onslaught of practical gore effects. Does it live up to the hype? You'll have to tune in to find out.

All this plus witty banter between friends, Nerd News, this week's DVD & blu-ray releases, complete confidentiality, no police involvement, songs about trees, stories about Mary Woronov, Donald Lloyd of the Junk Food Dinner Warehouse, Junk (voice)Mails, and so much more! 

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Got a movie suggestion for the show, want to give your opinion on a movie we talked about or just want to tell us we suck? Drop us a line at JFDPodcast@gmail.com. Or leave us a voicemail: 347-746-JUNK (5865).

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

JFD154: Witch Hunt, Bad Boy Bubby, Tiger on the Beat

This week, we welcome our new host, Sean, with 3 weirdo flicks!

First, Dennis Hopper is a private eye in a (literally) magical '50s Hollywood in "Witch Hunt" from 1994. Paul Schrader (Hardcore, The Canyons) directs this made-for-HBO movie, co-starring Eric Bogosian as a McCarthy-esque senator and Julian Sands as a creepy German or Irish guy or something.

Then, abused and forbidden to leave his home, a man-child breaks free, in 1993's "Bad Boy Bubby." Hailed as a (cult) classic of Australian cinema, this dark and experimental film has been frequently recommended by JFD listeners.

Finally, two mismatched cops (in the the Lethal Weapon, 48 Hours vein) are on the trail of drug smugglers, in the under-the-radar (in America, anyway) Hong Kong action flick from 1988 "Tiger on the Beat," starring Chow Yun-Fat and Chia Hui Liu (Kill Bill).

All this plus witty banter between friends, complete confidentiality, no police involvement, Donald Lloyd of the Junk Food Dinner Warehouse, Junk (voice)Mails, The JFD Grandpa, and so much more!

Direct Donloyd here!

Got a movie suggestion for the show, want to give your opinion on a movie we talked about or just want to tell us we suck? Drop us a line at JFDPodcast@gmail.com. Or leave us a voicemail: 347-746-JUNK (5865). Also, if you like the show, please take a minute and subscribe and/or comment on us on iTunes. We gain medicine for our Grandpa from your love and support.